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Sweden indignant as Finland excludes it from travel curb easing

11 Jun 2020

HELSINKI Finland's government said on Thursday it will lift coronavirus-related restrictions on leisure travel to and from neighbouring Baltic and Nordic countries, but excluded Sweden, prompting indignation in Stockholm.

Nokia's broadband business boosted as COVID-19 pressures networks

08 Jun 2020

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia is seeing a pick up in orders as its broadband clients race to upgrade networks to meet higher user demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, a company executive said.

Nokia veteran Sari Baldauf takes over as 5G battle rages

27 May 2020

HELSINKI Sari Baldauf took over as chairwoman of telecoms equipment maker Nokia on Wednesday, succeeding Risto Siilasmaa who chaired the Finnish firm for eight years.

Empty middle seat? Depends on which country you are flying in

19 May 2020

SYDNEY/BEIJING/HELSINKI In Thailand, you cannot have food or water in flight and must wear a mask. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the plane needs to be half-empty. In the United States and Europe, it's not mandatory for airlines to leave the middle seat open. | Video

Finnair sees 'green shoots' as some Asia flights restored - CEO

18 May 2020

HELSINKI/PARIS Finnair is keeping its Asia focus and sees the "green shoots" of a coronavirus recovery from which it can emerge stronger, Chief Executive Topi Manner said on Monday, as the airline prepared to re-instate more flights for July.

Resilient insurance business boosts Finland's Sampo

06 May 2020

HELSINKI Finland's Sampo reported a record first-quarter performance for its property and casualty insurance business, based on a key gauge of profitability, boosting its shares despite a drop in pretax profit and a cut in the dividend.

Nokia quarterly revenue to get 5G boost before coronavirus impact felt

28 Apr 2020

Nokia Oyj is expected to report a rise in revenue for the first three months of the year, backed by higher sales of 5G equipment, before feeling the effects of supply chain disruption in the current quarter.

UPDATE 2-Finland's Neste stalls 2nd dividend payment because of coronavirus

24 Apr 2020

HELSINKI, April 24 Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste on Friday postponed a decision on the payment of a second dividend instalment until October because of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Helsinki violinist delivers food by bike as city fights coronavirus

17 Apr 2020

HELSINKI The second violinist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra has been redeployed to help fight the coronavirus crisis - he's using an electric bike to deliver food to the Finnish capital's elderly residents.

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