Showing 1-15/69 articles from November 2011

Wed, 30 Nov, 2011:

Neste Oil expands in Northwest Russia

Neste Oil has strengthened its share of the retail market in Northwest Russia following the acquisition of four new service stations in the St Petersburg region this month and the opening of three new outlets there earlier in the year. The company says its revamp of its service station network is also proceeding according to plan, and the... Read more

Kone to deliver elevators and escalators for court building in California

Kone is to supply 21 elevators and eight escalators for the Long Beach Court Building in California. The building will feature a variety of Kone elevator and escalator designs, all of which are energy-efficient.  According to Kone the lifting mechanism of the elevators uses 50 percent less energy than elevators using conventional traction... Read more

Nokia Lumia 800 flying off the shelves in Britain

Nokia’s first Windows phone Nokia Lumia 800 is flying off the shelves in Britain. According to the web publication Nokia has sold out the phone in the U.K. The website quotes the mobile phone manufacturer saying that the company “is having difficulty meeting consumer demand for the new device.” According to the Phone Titan,... Read more

Tue, 29 Nov, 2011:

Researchers improve smartphone battery life 

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland say they have found a way to slash the power consumption of 3G smartphones. By using a network proxy which offloads mobile browsing into the cloud, they claim to have cut 3G power usage by up to 74 per cent. Some handsets already use browser compression to reduce data costs but until now the focus has... Read more

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s violin concerto wins award in US

Composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen’s violin concerto has been awarded the respected Grawemeyer award in the United States.  The award is worth 100,000 dollars or around 76,000 euros. The award is granted each year by the University of Grawemeyer. It is one of the biggest and most prestigious awards for composition in the world. ... Read more

A 33-storey hotel tower planned in Helsinki

A Norwegian investor Arthur Buchardt is planning to build a 33-storey hotel in Helsinki’s Jätkänsaari. The new hotel tower, to be named the Kämp Tower Hotel, will be about 120 meters tall and is estimated to cost around EUR 120 million. Buchardt is aiming to open the Kämp Tower Hotel on New Year’s Eve in 2014. Buchardt has chosen architects... Read more

Mon, 28 Nov, 2011:

The Finnish Finance Minister best of EU newcomers

The Financial Times panel has voted the Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen the best newcomer among the European Union Finance Ministers. She was ranked 9th best among the 19 EU Finance Ministers. Last year the paper chose the Finnish Finance Minister Jyrki Katainen to the pole position. The top scores this year went to Sweden’s Andres... Read more

Wärtsilä on course to buy Hamworthy

Wärtsilä hopes to close its takeover of engineering company Hamworthy by early next year after the UK company’s board backed its offer last week. Wärtsilä has offered to pay 825 pence a share, valuing Hamworthy at 383 million pounds, or about 445 million euros. The deal is still subject to shareholder approval and regulatory approvals in... Read more

Fri, 25 Nov, 2011:

Eight Finnish companies nominated for Red Herring’s Top 100 Global award

[Updated on 25.11.2011 at 1:30 pm. Finnish company Aditux was missing from the orginal story due to an error on the Red Herring's list.] Eight Finnish technology companies have been nominated for Red Herring’s Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition for this year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies in the... Read more

Popularity of Restaurant Day soars yet again

Held on Saturday November 19th, Restaurant Day once again attracted record numbers.  The third of the Restaurant Days saw more than 300 restaurants in more than 40 districts take part.  Each time Restaurant Day has grown in popularity:  in May, the first Restaurant Day featured around 40 restaurants while the August event already had some 180... Read more

Finnprotein builds huge soy protein plant

Soy processing company Finnprotein has secured 100 million euros of financing to build a multi-stage soy processing plant in Uusikaupunki – the largest facility of its type in Europe, reports the Invest in Finland website. Finnprotein extracts protein and oil from soybeans for the animal feed, human food and biodiesel industries in Finland and... Read more

Thu, 24 Nov, 2011:

Santa Claus to appear in 20 Chinese cities

The Santa Claus Foundation was in Beijing earlier this week to kick off the Santa in China event, which will tour 20 cities throughout China at the end of November and during December. The star attraction of the event is, of course, Santa Claus, whose goal is to build a cultural bridge between Finland and China. The event is organised in... Read more

Helsinki plans to gain Fairtrade City mark

The city of Helsinki is planning to switch to Fairtrade products in order to join the other five Finnish cities which already have been awarded the Fairtrade City mark. In Finland cities of Tampere, Pori, Joensuu, Lohja and Espoo have already gained the mark. The city of Helsinki board voted on the matter on Monday. In order to receive... Read more

Neste Jacobs helps push for blood plasma self-sufficiency

Neste Jacobs has formed a strategic alliance with UK-based GE Healthcare to help countries worldwide become self-sufficient in the manufacture of blood plasma products.  The alliance will bring together Neste Jacobs’s global bio-engineering and construction capabilities with GE Healthcare’s expertise in bio-processing for plasma fractionation.... Read more

Wed, 23 Nov, 2011:

Neste Oil trials renewable diesel in cars and boats

Neste Oil says its renewable diesel has performed well in passenger car trials in Germany and is about to be tested for the first time in marine use in the Netherlands. One trial by Neste Oil and its German partners on a new 100% renewable diesel fuel has just been completed in Bavaria. Fifteen different cars took part in the year-long field... Read more
Showing 1-15/69 articles from November 2011