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Finland lifting lockdown restrictions in region near Helsinki

HELSINKI (Europe) – Finland will lift roadblocks in the region around its capital, Helsinki, on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said, in a first step towards easing coronavirus-related restrictions. Travel restrictions to and from Uusimaa, the capital region, to the rest of the country began on March 28, to prevent people from spreading the virus […]
Europe

Ex-Finnish President Ahtisaari recovers from coronavirus

HELSINKI (Europe) – Finland’s ex-president Martti Ahtisaari, who had won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, is on the road to recovery after being infected with the coronavirus, according to Finland’s presidential office. This news comes some three weeks after Ahtisaari and his wife were diagnosed with the disease. “President Martti
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Finland will be European Union’s only uranium producer

HELSINKI – The Finnish government gave the green light on Thursday for state-owned Terrafame to extract and refine uranium in eastern Finland, paving the way for the country to become the European Union’s only uranium producer. The announcement by the government confirmed a Reuters report on Wednesday. Terrafame is backed by commodities house Trafigura. It […]
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Orders from Wuhan hospital flood Finnish filter firm

HELSINKI – The news of a spread of a new coronavirus in China brought Niklas Skogster a bittersweet upturn in his business of electronic air purifiers. Genano, a company based in Espoo, was meeting urgent orders of 200 of their devices to hospitals located in China’s Wuhan region, the epicentre of the outbreak. Production capacity […]
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Nokia’s October warning investigated by local FSA

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) in Finland has launched an investigation into Nokia’s October sharp profit warning sending its shares plummeting 20% lower. On October 24th, Nokia’s profit outlook slashed in 2019 and 2020 halting in dividend payouts, saying that the company will need more expenditure to keep away rivals in the 5G networks business.