Finland

Paper cuts leave Finnish economy hurting

In the wake of mobile giant Nokia’s spectacular fall, another pillar of the Finnish economy is struggling to adapt to the digital age: the paper industry.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 11:40am

Lawmakers plan trip costing up to HK$560,000 to study poverty

Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung. Photo: Gary Mak

Lawmakers are considering spending up to HK$560,000 of public money on a week-long trip to find ways to deal with one of Hong Kong's most pressing problems - poverty.

12 May 2013 - 6:05am 20 comments

Del Bosque laments Spain's failure to turn possession into goals in Finland match

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque. Photo: AFP

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque lamented his side's inability to turn possession into goals as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Finland in Friday's World Cup qualifier.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Knifeman is grabbed at Finnish prime minister's election rally

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. Photo: AFP

Finnish secret service agents caught a man with a knife at an election rally held by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen before municipal elections in five days.

The prime minister, 41, was not harmed in the incident in Turku, western Finland, and the perpetrator was taken into custody, the government said in a statement.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:26am

Handkerchief Productions

Who started it? artist/designers Amy Cheung from Hong Kong and Erkka Nissinen from Finland launched their collaboration in interdisciplinary experiments in 2008. Handkerchief Productions does it all: innovative clothes, videos, architecture, graphics and installation art.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Absolut provides a tonic for swish new Wan Chai lounge

Absolut Vodka took over the recently opened Habitat Lounge on the 29th floor penthouse of the QRE Plaza on Wednesday for a bash with its Swedish mixologist ambassador Bjorn Olsson.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Swede turn of phrase

More than 90 per cent of Finns speak Finnish as their mother tongue. And Finnish belongs to a language group with two 'cousins' in Europe - Estonian and Hungarian.

All three are members of the Uralic family of languages, which is far removed from the Scandinavian language group.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Finns upbeat over trade with China

Finland is now feeling the first chill winds from the global economic downturn, but is reasonably confident about taking the crisis in its stride thanks to strong Sino-Finnish trade links.

China is naturally Finland's No 1 export destination in Asia, while Consul General to Hong Kong Timo Rajakangas points out that Finland is the biggest Nordic trader with the mainland.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

World's wackiest contests ensure a barrel of fun for all

Finland may have picked up only four medals in the Beijing Olympics, but when staging off-beat competitions, the country best known for Nokia and saunas is the world champion.

And it is in summer - as a minor celebration of the long evenings - that Finland's competitions take centre stage in all their wackiness.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: finland

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Niina Ojanen

Age 17

City Helsinki

Star sign Aquarius

Helsinki is the capital of Finland but it's quite village-like as there are no skyscrapers. The tallest building in Finland is about 90 metres high. It's also a seaside town, located by the Gulf of Finland.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: finland

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Niina Ojanen

Age 17

City Helsinki

Star sign Aquarius

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: finland

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Elina Tytti Karoliina Luotonen

Age 17

City Jarvenpaa

Star sign Pisces

In Finland we have four seasons. My favourite is autumn, because I love the red and yellow leaves. Winter is beautiful, too, as the snow turns everything shining white.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Historic milestones herald a new era

Finland today celebrates both 90 years of independence and 100 years of democracy with a busy programme of events in Hong Kong marking the historic milestones.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Finland Quiz

Test your general knowledge. The answers are below.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Finest musicians take to the stage

Finland's national affection for the melancholic tango is celebrated at a 90th Anniversary Concert tonight at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

It pairs one of the country's best classical accordionists, Janne Rattya, with cellist Taneli Turunen.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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