Those desperate to give up smoking may have breathed a sigh of relief after hearing about what Biohit says is an effective, non-addictive means to stop smoking.

Biohit reveals that it received hundreds of enquiries following the publication of the results of a medical trial confirming that its Acetium lozenge is an effective, non-addictive means to quit smoking.

The Helsinki-based biotechnology firm also saw its share price jump by 7.4 per cent on the Helsinki Stock Exchange on Monday.

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Fennica, a Finnish state-owned multi-purpose icebreaker, took part in charting the seabed outside the north-eastern coast of Greenland in September, 2011.

Finland could account for at least 30 per cent of the work involved in building new icebreakers for the United States, Ulla Lainio, the director of the maritime and offshore programme at Finpro, estimates in an interview with Kauppalehti.

The US Coast Guard is set to order a minimum of two heavy and two medium icebreakers in an attempt to beef up its presence in the increasingly contested waters around the north and south poles.

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Meyer Turku has agreed to deliver two massive liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships to Royal Caribbean Cruises by 2024.

Royal Caribbean Cruises has confirmed its order for two major cruise ships from Meyer Turku, reports Talouselämä.

Meyer Turku and Royal Caribbean Cruises announced last autumn that they have signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two massive liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships – an agreement rumoured to be worth up to two billion euros.

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Nokia says it will cut roughly 200 jobs across its business divisions in Finland.

Nokia on Thursday announced it will launch consultative negotiations with a view to reducing its headcount in Finland by approximately 200.

The network equipment maker revealed that roughly three-quarters of the cuts are to be made across its business divisions and support functions in Espoo and the remaining one-quarter in Oulu and Tampere.

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Sensofusion’s technology has been adopted at a number of international airports in Europe to protect them from rogue drones.

Sensofusion, a Vantaa-based developer of drone countermeasures, has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) and the Defence Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) to further develop its proprietary technology, Airfence.

The technology will be integrated as the core of the counter-drone system of the MCWL, according to a joint press release.

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New Kingston Fashion, a bespoke tailor from Hong Kong, will be at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Helsinki from April 23 to 26.

New Kingston Fashion is a bespoke tailoring company based in Hong Kong. Currently on a tour of Europe and New York, the men’s fashion experts will be offering their services to customers in Helsinki from 23-26 April.

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Alko on Friday reported that its annual revenue rose to 1,162.7 million euros in 2016, despite a drop in the volume of beverages sold.

Alko on Friday announced that its annual revenue has grown in spite of a decrease in sales volume.

On Friday, the state-owned alcohol retail monopoly reported that last year its revenue crept up by 2.8 million euros year-on-year to 1,162.7 million euros, while its sales volume decreased by 500,000 litres to 93.5 million litres – equivalent to 15.7 million litres of pure alcohol.

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Ilpo Korhonen, the chief executive of Valmet Automotive, announced a new manufacturing deal with Mercedes-Benz in a press conference in Uusikaupunki on Wednesday, 22 March, 2017.
Ilpo Korhonen, the chief executive of Valmet Automotive, announced a new manufacturing deal with Mercedes-Benz in a press conference in Uusikaupunki on Wednesday, 22 March, 2017.

Valmet Automotive has signed an agreement for manufacturing the next generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars at its assembly plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

The manufacturing contract will elevate the co-operation between Daimler and Valmet Automotive to new heights and boost the order books of the assembly plant for years to come, Ilpo Korhonen, the chief executive at the automotive manufacturer, rejoices in a press release.

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Mikko Helander (left), the chief executive of Kesko, and Eero Hautaniemi, the chief executive of Oriola-KD, talked during a joint press conference in Helsinki on 13 March, 2017.
Mikko Helander (left), the chief executive of Kesko, and Eero Hautaniemi, the chief executive of Oriola-KD, talked during a joint press conference in Helsinki on 13 March, 2017.

Kesko and Oriola-KD are set to embark on a joint venture to establish a nationwide chain of shops offering a variety of health, beauty and well-being products and services.

The chain is to open its web-shop and 15 brick-and-mortar shops in the second half of this year and increase the number of shops to 100 in the coming years, according to a press release from Oriola-KD. Its product portfolio, meanwhile, is to consist of over 10,000 products, including cosmetics, herbal products, and hair and skin care products.

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Posti assures that its job cuts will have no impact on its postal and logistics services.
Posti assures that its job cuts will have no impact on its postal and logistics services.

Posti will cut a total of 33 positions as part of its ongoing effort to adjust its operations to the poor economic situation and changes in both customer needs and the postal and logistics industry in Finland.

The vast majority, or 29, of the employees affected will be laid off.

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