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Topic - Finland
Apr 14, 2016
Finland's state-owned Terrafame Mining said on Thursday it would need €200-million ($225-million) from the government or other investors by the end of June to continue operations at the troubled Talvivaara nickel mine. Terrafame was founded last year as the...
Apr 01, 2016
The project will remove bottlenecks, upgrade infrastructure and streamline crossborder transport operations for passengers and businesses throughout the European Union.
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
Normally, I like to vary my columns from month to month, but I find myself, for the the second month in a row, impelled to remain with the topic of nuclear energy. The reason is the current difficulties being experienced by the predominantly (about 84.5%) French...
Mar 18, 2016
‘It’s time for the fat taxes’, read the headline of the instalment of this column published on July 17, 2015, in which I discussed the taxation of two externality-inducing goods, both of which are primary goods – one of these has been called the ‘next tobacco’ and...
Mar 13, 2016
The French would offer the EPR reactor like this one being built in Flamanville
The French nuclear industry, led by electricity utility EDF, is gearing up in earnest to respond to South Africa’s request for proposals (RFP), which could be released before the end of March. The French President’s special envoy for the France-South Africa Nuclear...
Mar 11, 2016
Is it ironic that, only a few days ago, notification of the publication of the Protection of Investment Act, 2015, appeared on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) website and, as I am typing, a mere hours ago, the Financial Times of London announced that...
Mar 11, 2016
The project involves the construction of 1.3-million-tonnes-a-year bioproduct mill, in Äänekoski.
Mar 10, 2016
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Feb 17, 2016
Platinum fuel-cell driven locomotive in platinum mine
The formerly widely diversified mining company Anglo American, which on Tuesday opted to jettison two-thirds of its minerals base by number, is engaging in widespread disposals to improve its chances of survival, Investec Securities commented on Wednesday. Driving...
Feb 17, 2016
The French government is building its case for supporting South Africa’s nuclear build programme, with a visit to South Africa by the Special Envoy of the French President for the nuclear partnership, Dr Pascal Colombani.  He met with South African government...
Feb 03, 2016
Tetra Pak expects to deliver over 100 million Tetra Rex Bio-based packages to customers during 2016. The world’s first package made entirely from plant-based materials has gained popularity among consumers across Finland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, with...
Feb 02, 2016
Konecranes, today one of the top crane and hoist companies in the world, started off from humble beginnings in an old stable in the suburbs of Helsinki, Finland, in 1910. The history of the company is a rich and varied one, with the company growing into a major...
Feb 01, 2016
Global imports of information and communication technology (ICT) goods have slowed to a five-year low, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) reveals. The static global growth of 1% in 2014 had been supported mainly by the only subsectors...
Jan 22, 2016
Expectations of innovative advancements in the construction and building materials machinery, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment sectors are running high as the much anticipated bauma 2016 trade show nears. With rival companies...
Jan 22, 2016
It is two days before Christmas and the family is on route to the small village of Luosto, which is 927 km north of Helsinki and has a population of about 200, which declines to a mere 73 during summer. Our coach is full to capacity with couples and their overly...
Jan 21, 2016
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Jan 11, 2016
Aim-listed mineral explorer Beowulf Mining, which is mainly focused on its Kallak iron-ore project, in Sweden, has added four early-stage graphite exploration projects located in Finland to its portfolio through the acquisition of exploration company Oy Fennoscandian...
Dec 16, 2015
The Mining Association of Canada (MCA) has recognised eight mining facilities operated by Canadian miners Agnico Eagle Mines, First Quantum Minerals, Iamgold and Teck Resources, for their outstanding performance in the association’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM)...
Nov 25, 2015
Drilling services provider Master Drilling International (MDI) has inked a €5-million deal that will see it acquire a 40% stake in Scandinavian raisebore drilling company Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe. This formed part of MDI’s long-term growth strategy and was an...
Nov 16, 2015
Konecranes was established in Finland over 100 years ago and serves a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals.  Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as servicing for...
Nov 04, 2015
The Finnish Mining Association (FinnMin) will adopt the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC's) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme developed to improve environmental and social practises in the mining...
Oct 30, 2015
The project will extend the current hospital.
Oct 29, 2015
Canadian gold producer Agnico Eagle Mines is back in the black after reporting a profit for the quarter ended September, as strong production helped offset weaker metal prices. The Toronto-based miner reported a profit of $1.3-million, or $0.01 a share, after market...
Oct 19, 2015
The recently demerged S2 Resources on Monday made its debut on the ASX, with shares opening at 22c each. The company was established following the September merger of diversified miner Independence Group and Sirius Resources, which also saw Sirius shareholders...
Oct 08, 2015
Paper and packaging company Mondi has reported a 27% year-on-year rise in its underlying operating profit for the third quarter ended September 30, to €22-million, with a good performance posted by all business units and strong incremental contributions from the...
Oct 01, 2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of CellActivision, an application program for the analysis and evaluation of images of label-free cells taken using cell imaging systems or conventional microscopes. This software is also useful for controlling cell...
Sep 21, 2015
Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines, which operates eight mines in Canada, Finland and Mexico, on Monday issued an exploration update for its Mexican development projects, which extended mineralisation at El Barqueno, and could increase reserves and resources at...
Sep 21, 2015
South Africa could look to places like Finland and Turkey when trying to figure out a way to fund its high-cost nuclear build programme. National Treasury is currently exploring funding options for the Department of Energy, which is seeking the procurement of 9 600...
Sep 04, 2015
COMPANY COMBINES OPERATIONS Oil refining and marketing company Neste announced its decision to invest about €60-million in the Naantali production line last month
Oil refining and marketing company Neste announced its decision to invest about €60-million in the Naantali production line last month. The investment pertains to the programme that was announced in October 2014, through which Neste will develop the refineries in...
Sep 04, 2015
2013 EVENT An aerial view of the 2013 bauma Africa trade fair
Industry body the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (Conmesa) will participate at mining and construction trade fair BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 15 to 18.
Aug 21, 2015
The project involves the construction of a new double-circuit cable connection between the Suvilahti and Viikinmäki switching substations.
Aug 20, 2015
Multinational miner Eldorado Gold has threatened legal action against the Greek government’s suspension of its Skouries and Olympias gold project development permits, in Halkidiki, northern Greece. "We are most disappointed and perplexed by this entirely...
Aug 17, 2015
Lifting and materials handling solutions company Terex Corporation and cranes and lifting equipment manufacturer Konecranes will merge, pending shareholder approval. The merger, which had been approved by both companies’ boards, would be carried out in a...
Aug 14, 2015
Why provide a tax amnesty for noncompliance, but no similar or equitable dispensation for compliance? In addition to the tax amnesty, why then also grant a discount and preferential payment terms for the tax liability? A ‘tax amnesty’ implies a limited-time...
Aug 14, 2015
The project involves the connection of a megawatt-scale lithium battery storage facility to the electricity grid.
Aug 11, 2015
Organized by ITE Turkey’s subsidiary EUF International Trade Fairs, IWE Istanbul Water Expo – Istanbul Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies Exhibition will be held from 3 - 5 September 2015 at Istanbul Expo Center about the need of water and wastewater...
Jul 28, 2015
Dual-listed packaging and paper group Mondi expects its underlying operating profit for the half-year ended June 30 to be above the €377-million it reported for the first six months of 2014.  In the six months under review, the group recognised a net special item...
Jul 10, 2015
Lafarge Africa said on Friday it had applied to Nigeria's energy regulator for a licence to generate 260 MW of electricity to supply to the country's grid. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is licensing so-called embedded power companies to try to end...
Jul 01, 2015
Yokogawa announces that it has obtained a label-free image analysis technology from Chip-Man Technologies Oy* of Finland. With this technology, detailed computer analyses can be conducted of live cell images that have been taken with a microscope using a label-free...
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
• Dorothee Bär invites nomination committee for Logistics Hall of Fame to Federal Transport Ministry in Berlin. • Ten finalists from Germany, Finland, France, Austria, Switzerland and USA nominated. The finalists for election to the Logistics Hall of Fame have now...
Jun 16, 2015
The third pilot plant operation of ASX-listed Greenland Minerals and Energy’s Kvanefjeld beneficiation circuit has been succesfuly completed. The pilot plant operation was conducted through the Eurare programme at laboratories in Finland, and was aimed at generating...
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