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Finnish rye-bread revolution hits the US - thisisFINLAND: Arts & culture: Cuisine

Finnish rye-bread revolution hits the US - thisisFINLAND: Arts & culture: Cuisine | Finland | Scoop.it
When Simo Kuusisto left Finland at 19, he never imagined he’d end up making Finnish rye bread popular among New Yorkers.
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Finland reviews Saudi arms deal on rights worries-report - Reuters

 HELSINKI Nov 11 (Reuters) - Finland is reviewing a 150-million-euro weapons deal with Saudi Arabia as some politicians are worried the weapons could eventually be used by authorities...
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Adraj Holding announces successful divestiture of Saudi Cranes to Konecranes ... - AME Info

Adraj Holding has announced the successful divestiture of its fully owned subsidiary Saudi Cranes to Konecranes Company of Finland.
Konecranes, the acquiring entity, is a publicly listed Finish company and is the worldwide leader in crane manufacturing.

Sheikh Saad Alissa, the Chairman of Adraj Holding, confirmed, "The continuous demand by international leading industrial conglomerates to invest in well established industrial companies in Saudi Arabia, thereby gaining access to a very large and promising market."
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UPDATE 1-Outotec wins $283 mln deal in Brazil

HELSINKI, June 30 (Reuters) - Finnish mining technologyfirm Outotec won a 200 million euro ($283.2million) deal to help build the world's largest iron orepelletizing plant in Brazil.
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Ahlström aiming for the Chinese wind power markets - Good News from Finland

Ahlström aiming for the Chinese wind power markets - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Ahlström aiming for the Chinese wind power markets: Ahlström is to begin production of glass fibre reinforcement...
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Lemminkäinen agrees demanding infrastructure project in Sweden - Good News from Finland

Lemminkäinen agrees demanding infrastructure project in Sweden - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Lemminkäinen will build a new diversion channel for the Bergeforsen Kraft AB
power plant in Timrå, Sweden. The value of the Lemminkäinen contract is approximately 43 million euros. If necessary, the new waterway of the plant can be used to effectively decrease the water reserve of the power plant, thereby improving fire safety at the plant’s water reservoir.
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Finnish companies turn bullish on India

Helsinki: Nokia may no longer remain the only Finnish company that closely touches the lives of Indians. A slew of other Finnish firms present in India are scaling up their operations, while a few others are readying for venturing into the world’s second-fastest growing economy to tap opportunities in oil and gas field services, power generation, municipal water management and large scale industrial effluent treatment, the firms confirmed to FE...
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Kone to modernize the escalators in Seattle-Tacoma airport - Good News from Finland

Kone to modernize the escalators in Seattle-Tacoma airport - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Kone will supply a total of 44 escalators to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state. In addition to two completely new escalators, 42 escalators will be replaced or modernized. http://www.kone.com/
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Grenade Launchers to Saudi Arabia from Finland | War Resisters' International

Although Finland is not a very big arms producer, it still has its share of the market of death. During the past decade, arms exports from Finland have doubled, but still only reach about 1% of all the EU exports. Many of the new arms deals have been made with countries in the Middle East, such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia...
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Finland offers Kashmir help in harnessing renewable energy - Mangalorean.com

Finland offers Kashmir help in harnessing renewable energy - Mangalorean.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir could benefit from the Finnish expertise in utilising biomass potential for energy generation to supplement production of hydro-electric energy and shrink the gap between its availability and demand, its envoy to India said Sunday...
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Statistics Finland - Finnish affiliates abroad 2009

Statistics Finland - Finnish affiliates abroad 2009 | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish enterprises around the world: nearly 5,000 affiliates in 120 countries in 2009

Finnish enterprises had business activity in affiliates located in 120 countries in 2009. Measured by the number of personnel, the activity in affiliates abroad concentrated in Europe and Asia. The personnel abroad totalled over 566,000, of whom good one-third worked in old EU countries, one-fifth in Asia and Oceania and one-fifth in new EU countries. Examined by country, the numbers of personnel were the highest in Sweden, Russia, China and Germany. These data were produced by Statistics Finland, and they are based on an inquiry of enterprises.
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Reliable weather information from Vaisala National Lightning Detection Network Data(R) to support U.S. Government

Reliable weather information from Vaisala National Lightning Detection Network Data(R) to support U.S. Government | Finland | Scoop.it
HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2011) - Vaisala has been awarded a two-year contract to supply Vaisala National Lightning Detection Network® (NLDN®) data to the U.S. Army Research, Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Meteorology Program. Real-time and historical weather information provided by the network will be used to support various safety and meteorological research activities.

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for meteorology, weather critical operations and controlled environments. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1350 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
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Finnish Biogas Producer Expands in Laos - ScandAsia.com

Finnish Biogas Producer Expands in Laos - ScandAsia.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Thai Biogas Energy (TBEC) plans to invest about US$4 million to set up a second biogas plant in Laos and is looking for further opportunities in Vietnam and Cambodia.
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Walking the walk with the Finnish in sight - Local News - News - General - The Greater Dandenong Weekly

Walking the walk with the Finnish in sight - Local News - News - General - The Greater Dandenong Weekly | Finland | Scoop.it
A NOBLE Park community group is taking great strides with a Finnish-inspired exercise.

The Arabic Women Seniors Group has received funding from Arthritis Victoria to purchase Nordic walking sticks, which are used by the participants, most with arthritis, to enhance their movement while walking.

Nordic walking was developed in Finland by cross-country skiers who maintained their physical fitness over summer by walking with their ski poles.

General manager of training, information and programs at Arthritis Victoria Jane Glatz likened the exercise to being on a cross-trainer.

She said research indicated people who used Nordic poles had a greater cardiovascular workout.

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Q2 exports static

Q2 exports static | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish export figures showed zero growth during the second quarter of this
year. Exports by the electronics sector have been declining for a longer
period of time and in June, exports of pulp for use in paper production also
fell.
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Brazil's growth promises opportunities for Finns

Brazil's growth promises opportunities for Finns | Finland | Scoop.it
For Finnish companies, Brazil is a growing market. Finpro has operated in the area for several years, providing support for Finnish companies and other stakeholders in the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil.
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Finnish firm Vaisala sells two weather radars to IMD - Hindu Business Line

Finnish company, Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has sold two weather radars to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
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Akron Global Business Accelerator now U.S. home of Finland wireless company

Akron Global Business Accelerator now U.S. home of Finland wireless company | Finland | Scoop.it
A Finnish company - 7signal Ltd. - that provides wireless network technology for health care providers is opening a U.S. headquarters in Akron.

The startup plans to add about 30 jobs in the city within the next two years, including a few workers from Finland, said Stephanie York, the mayor's spokeswoman. The company has been operating in Akron General Medical Center and Akron Children's Hospital for four months.
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Loans-by-txt company lures Kiwis | The National Business Review

Loans-by-txt company lures Kiwis | The National Business Review | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish company Ferratum Group has hired a PR company to push the fact it’s just opened its first Asia-Pacific office, which is offering New Zealander’s “micro loans” via their mobile phones.

The process of accessing small amounts of cash is purportedly easy. If you’ve got a good credit record, you can apply online via Ferratum’s website, or simply send the European company a txt.
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Fortum builds biofuel plants in Järvenpää, Finland and Jelgava in Latvia - Good News from Finland

Fortum builds biofuel plants in Järvenpää, Finland and Jelgava in Latvia - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Fortum is investing in two new biofuel-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Järvenpää, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia. The combined investments total around 160 million euros and the plants are estimated to start production in 2013.
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Demand for elevators going up in China - Good News from Finland

Demand for elevators going up in China - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
China is becoming an ever more important trade partner for many Finnish companies. “For KONE, China is an extremely important market because last year over half of the world’s new elevators and escalators were sold in China,” says Anne Korkiakoski, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications.
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Built by Finns - in Libya

Built by Finns - in Libya | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish construction companies have had a significant impact on the outward appearance of Libya before fighting broke out there this spring.
Finns have designed many familiar places appearing in news footage, including streets in the capital Tripoli as well as the entire oil city of Ras Lanuf.
A large number of Libyan architects have been trained with Finnish help.
Three specialists in the construction business tell about their experiences in Libya from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
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Fiskars’ Buster to supply patrol boats for the German police - Good News from Finland

Fiskars’ Buster to supply patrol boats for the German police - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Fiskars is to supply the water police in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with eight specially equipped Buster XXL Cabin boats for use in monitoring the waterways around northern Berlin.
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MultiTouch touch wall installed at the NASA Space Center - Good News from Finland

MultiTouch touch wall installed at the NASA Space Center - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
The US Space Agency NASA has installed a multi-touch touch wall manufactured by the Finnish company MultiTouch. The 2.4 metre wide LCD wall is situated at the Houston Space Center where it is used to demonstrate the first flight of the space shuttle.

The display wall is in use at the visitor centre in the astronauts’ training facility. Visitors can move shuttle craft in space, expand and reduce the size of images as well as create star bursts. Touching the images of the shuttle craft opens up displays containing images and data of their first flights. The wall can be accessed by several users simultaneously. Around 800,000 visitors come to the exhibition every year.
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Suryachakra Rises After Wind Farm Deal With Finland’s WinWinD

Suryachakra Power Corp. , an Indian developer of biomass power plants, was poised for its highest close in more than five weeks after announcing a deal to set up a 250-megawatt wind farm with Finland’s WinWinD Oy.
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