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Kalmar Industries aims to invest €70m to build a factory on Poland’s Baltic coast. The factory, most likely to be located in the Tricity area, will make cranes to handle containers in harbour, rail, car and industrial terminals.


The Nordic giant has a chance to come back to Poland many years after it had disappeared from the market. This would be a revolution. The appearance of the telecom headed by Lars Nyberg, within the shareholders' structure of mobile operator controlled by a fund of Thor Bjorskolfsson, would put an end to the oligopoly on the Polish mobile market.


Danfoss, a Danish producer of heating and air conditioning systems wants to invest 65 million PLN and plans to create 250 workplaces.


According to the newest World Values Survey Denmark, with its democracy, social equality and peaceful atmosphere, is the happiest country in the world.


The New Economics Foundation researches every year the level of the happiness in the world.
To calculate the European Happy Planet Index, the foundation  ranks countries for their carbon footprint, life expectancy and life satisfaction.


From 01-09-08 Peter Tærø Nielsen will – as chairman of Scandinavian Polish Chamber of Commerce – be chairman of the International Group of Chambers of Commerce in Warszawa.


The Baltics now show clear signs of a slowdown, while the outlook still seems bright for Poland and Russia.


According to the newest E&Y report Poland is the most attractive European country for future investors.


Royal Greenland Seafood, the biggest and most modern fish-processing plant in Europe, has been operating in Koszalin for some time now. Thanks to the investment 250 workplaces had been created and the ultimate staff number at the plant is to reach 700.


Two production facilities in Poland will be build till the end of the first half of 2009 by Immo Industry Group (IIG) for Scandinavian clients. The facility for Outokumpu, a Finland based leading global stainless steel products supplier, will be constructed at the IIG Industrial Park Katowice.


"The outlook for the global economy has worsened over the past months. The international credit crisis seems far from over, the housing market is under serious pressure in many countries and global stock markets have experienced the most dramatic downfall since the IT bubble burst in 2000. Against this background, Nordea’s economists markedly lower their forecasts of coming years’ economic growth in the publication Economic Outlook.


The Danish and Swedish postal services plan to merge into a new company with 50,000 employees in a move to counter competition from foreign mail and delivery services.


Sweden's Absolut Vodka will be sold to Pernod Ricard.


Varasto Poland is a new modern logistic complex, perfectly situated in Warsaw area, alongside express highway S8 (via "Baltica").


OY Pohjolan Liikenne ab to acquire the Rest of SP Transit Finland ltd Oy.


Swedish concern Volvo decided that the company will shut down its bus plant in Tampere, Finland. The factory operations will be moved to Wroclaw in Poland, where labour costs are appreciably lower.


In February 2008 European Commission has published European Innovation Scoreboard 2007, which is a 
comparative analysis of innovation perfromance of different countries.


Nordisk Polska Sp. z o.o. is a subsequent company which starts an activity in the Special Economic Zone Euro-Park in Mielec. About 100 people will find employment here.


Swedish corporation Hanza will launch production of electronic components in Poland.


Telko Poland Sp. z o.o., the Polish subsidiary of the Finnish Kauko Telko Corporation was awarded "The Finnish Company of the Year in Poland Award". The award has been established in co-operation with the Finnish Trade Guild and Finpro Poland and was granted for the first time in 2004. Telko Poland’s Managing Director Kim Jensen received the award which was handed over by Mr. Jan Store himself, the Finnish Ambassador to Poland, at a ceremony at the Le Regina Hotel in Warsaw.

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