Showing 46-60/64 articles from May 2012

Wed, 09 May, 2012:

Oilon gas burners to Beijing

The Lahti-based family company Oilon is set to deliver 83 large-scale gas burners to China’s capital, Beijing. The contract is valued at more than EUR 5 million. The news was reported by Kauppalehti. The end user in the project is the Beijing District Heating Company. Oilon will carry out the project in co-operation with two Chinese boiler... Read more

Nokia 808 PureView starts selling in India and Russia

Nokia starts to roll out its Nokia 808 PureView smartphone this month in select markets – including Russia and India. The company unveiled the latest gadget in February at the Mobile World Congress 2012. According to CNET UK website, the new smartphone has a £540 price tag in the UK markets. The site expects the Nokia’s newest phone to hit... Read more

Loyalty pays for Finnair Plus frequent flyers

To celebrate 20 years of the Finnair Plus programme, Finnair is launching Lifetime tiers for its most loyal customers.  Frequent customers who have reached Finnair Plus Lifetime Gold or Platinum tier membership can now enjoy Finnair Plus tier benefits which never expire. When a customer reaches a Finnair Plus Lifetime tier, the tier locks in,... Read more

Tue, 08 May, 2012:

Finland Pavilion at Cannes for the first time

Finland will be present at the Cannes Film Festival from 16 to 25 May for the first time with its own pavilion. The Finland Film Commission and regional film commissions, together with their co-operation partners, will distribute information about Finland at the pavilion and organise events for international film industry professionals.... Read more

Kone buys Eagle Elevator in Minnesota, USA

Kone has acquired the business of Eagle Elevator Corporation, an independent elevator service company with long history in the Minnesota market. The two parties don’t disclose details of the size of transaction. Eagle and Kone will be combining their elevator operations under the Kone name during the next few months. Eagle has operated in... Read more

Tue, 08 May, 2012:

Top award for Karita Mattila

Opera News, published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in the United States, has given one of its annual awards to Finnish soprano Karita Mattila. The magazine described her as one of the four best singers in the world. This was the seventh year the magazine honoured opera stars. In addition to Mattila, awards were also presented to opera... Read more

Hermo Pharma secures 1.2 million euros in venture capital

Finnish biopharmaceutical company Hermo Pharma has recently completed a capitalisation round worth 1.2 million euros. Investors include Aloitusrahasto Vera and the Helsinki University Funds. A number of private investors, including Jonathan Knowles , former head of research at Switzerland’s Roche, also participated in this round of financing.... Read more

Marimekko enters the Chinese market by opening a shop in Hong Kong

Marimekko, the Finnish design house, has entered the Chinese market by opening its first store in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong store is located in Causeway Bay on a block that enjoys growing popularity among interesting fashion, interior design and lifestyle brands. Earlier this year Marimekko announced that it has signed a partnership contract... Read more

Fri, 04 May, 2012:

Neste Oil sells renewable diesel to US

Neste Oil says it has sold its first batch of NExBTL renewable diesel to the US market. The fuel, which qualifies as an advanced biofuel in the US, was produced at the company's Porvoo refinery in Finland from waste fats. — Our entry into the US renewable fuel market is an important milestone for us, as the US represents a major market for... Read more

Angry Birds Space has become the fastest growing mobile game

Angry Birds Space has made a new record since it hit 50 million downloads within 35 days, making it the fastest growing mobile game yet and breaking all our previous records, reveals Rovio Entertainment’s corporate blog. “This has been simply amazing, and the whole Rovio team is thrilled to see such a fantastic reception for the game,” the... Read more

Finland boasts freest press

Finland  shares the top spot with Norway and Sweden in the global press freedom index published annually by Freedom House, a non governmental organisation, based in the United States. In total, Freedom House examined the state of press freedom in 197 countries, taking into account 109 indicators broadly divided into legal, political and... Read more

Thu, 03 May, 2012:

Lumene first to introduce stem cell technology to skin care

Lumene has, together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, developed stem cell technology based on the Finnish cloudberry. The cloudberry stem cell extract is used in Lumene’s skincare products to be launched in May. The Excellent Future product range is the first commercial product worldwide to utilise a cell culture of the Nordic... Read more

Finnish designers win at Hyères

Finnish designers Siiri Raasakka, Tiia Siren and Elina Laitinen have won the main prize at the 27th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. After the ten finalists presented their collections in a runway show, the international jury, headed by Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto singled out the menswear collection... Read more

Finland has a record number of women on boards

Finland holds an European Union record in regards to number of women in company boards. According to new figures released by Finland Chamber of Commerce, women now account for 22 percent of listed companies' board members in Finland compared with last year's figure of 18 percent. In 2008 it was 12 percent and in 2003 only seven percent. —... Read more

Wed, 02 May, 2012:

The Punk Syndrome rocks Swiss film festival

The documentary film Kovasikajuttu (The Punk Syndrome) won the award for most innovative documentary at the Visions du Réel festival, organised in Nyon, Switzerland from 20–27 April. The Punk Syndrome, directed by Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi, tells the story of the punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, the members of which are all mentally... Read more
Showing 46-60/64 articles from May 2012