eNewsletter April 2017/2
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Volvo Cars celebrates its 90th birthday.

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, will this month start production of its new XC60 mid-size SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The new XC60 will leave the factory 90 years to the month after the first ever Volvo, the ÖV4, saw the light of day on April 14th 1927.
This first Volvo sold a total of 275 vehicles in its life time, which was modest even in those days. The new XC60 replaces one of the best-selling model in Volvo’s 90-year history.

The new XC60 replaces the old

Volvo’s original XC60 became a phenomenon with climbing sales every years since it was first introduced in 2008. Seven years after it was revealed, it became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe and in its ninth year it is still the best seller more...

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Finland’s YIT looking for partners in Czech Republic

Finland’s YIT, leader of the country’s construction market, is looking for partners for its development projects in the Czech Republic.
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Danish university integrating solar energy panels into the fabric of our lives

Researchers at the Sønderborg campus of the University of Southern Denmark are developing flexible solar panels based on organic, carbon-based materials, as opposed to standard silicon materials.
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Norway to build world’s first shipping tunnel

Norway plans to build the world's first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-metre passageway burrowed through the narrowest point of the Stadlandet peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea.
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Iceland set to tackle gender pay gap with world's toughest law

Iceland's parliament is examining a bill that would require companies to prove they offer equal pay to employees.
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Swedish inflation fell back more than expected, crown weakens

Swedish inflation slowed more than expected in March, weakening the crown and bolstering views that the central bank would stick to its ultra-loose policy of negative rates and a hefty bond-buying programme.
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Labour shortage spreading to new sectors in Finland

A growing number of industrial sectors are contending with a labour shortage in Finland.
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Norway issues new drilling permits for North and Barents Seas

The government of Norway signed off on new drilling permits in its territorial waters.
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Gripen fighter completes test flights using 100 percent biofuel

A Gripen fighter owned by Sweden's Ministry of Defense has successfully flown using a GKN RM12 engine completely powered by renewable biofuel.
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2016 a record year for Sweden's small businesses

2016 was a record year for Sweden's small businesses, with profitability increasing for a third consecutive year, measured as profit before depreciation.
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EU’s hybrid threat centre to be set up in Helsinki

Finland and eight other nations have signed a memorandum of agreement for establishing the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki.
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How to create the third biggest job-portal on the market

Meet our Member event with experts from Direct People who help their clients to create, redesign and deliver products and services.
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TRIO Business Mixer

Make new contacts with members of three important chambers on the Czech market.
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11TH NORDIC CHAMBER GOLF MASTERS 2017

Jubilee 11th Nordic Chamber Golf Masters is here!
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BB: Innovation & Technologies

Morning seminar on topic Innovation & Technologies with experts from Electrolux, Novo Nordisk, CTECH and Lesikar.
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