Dear !*SALUTATION*! !*LAST_NAME*!,
Amazing... next week its already Mid-Summer and soon half of the year is gone. Did we have time to do anything useful or are the days just running by...?
This weeks bulletin comes a bit early, as there are a couple of events next week which might be of interest to the readers. There were also three events taking place next week listed in my last weeks bulletin. In case you want to check out those, click HERE
Now to this weeks matters...
At this months meeting the theme will be about the World Cup and the future outlook for Finnish Football.
Our guest speakers will be Pekka Hämäläinen
, President and Teuvo Holopainen
, General Secretary of the Football Association of Finland
Mr. Hämäläinen is a lawyer and has been the President of the Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation from 1991 until his retirement early this month. He has been President of the Football Federation since 1997.
Date & Time:||Thursday 27 June, 12:00-14:00
Place: ||Capitol Tokyu Hotel, Nikko Room (B1F)
Registration:||by Tuesday 25 June, click link at right.
He has played football in the Finnish first division, and his achievements include scoring twice directly from kick-off!
We have mailed invitations to our members, but in case you would like to register by email, click link at right.
by Jesper Koll, Chief Economist, Merrill Lynch
Japan is off to a good start in the 2002 race for global growth. Many
indicators point to a strong cyclical pick-up. How long
can the expansions last? What are the key obstacles and risks? Will politics
get in the way and abort the recovery? Which industries will benefit? Why is
China a blessing, not a threat to the Japan outlook?
Jesper Koll has been researching the Japanese economy since becoming a
resident of Japan in 1986. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in August 1999,
he was a Managing Director of Tiger Management L.L.C. and before he was the
chief economist and head of economic and market research for J.P.Morgan in
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by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue
Date & Time:||Wednesday, June 19, 14:00-16:00
Place: ||EU-Japan Centre, Conference room 4F
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Registration:||by Monday, 17 June
Is the U.S. recovery for real? What factors are pushing it forward, and
is uncertainty in the regulatory, trade, political, and national security
arenas holding it back? What does this mean for Japan and the economies
of Asia? In an increasingly locally centered business environment shaped by
the events of 9/11 and the Enron implosion, how can global business survive
Thomas J. Donohue is President and CEO of the world's largest business federation, the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce, which represents three million companies and
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Date & Time:||Thursday, June 20, 12:00-14:00
Place: || Tokyo American Club, 3F
Registration:||by Tuesday, 18 June
Nokia sees market share gains in second quarter
Nokia provided yesterday a scheduled mid-quarter update to the company's
business outlook for the second quarter 2002.
Based on developments during April and May, the company sees second-
quarter net sales declining by about 2-6% to about EUR 6.9-7.2
billion, compared with earlier guidance of 2-7% year-on-year growth.
Sales of Nokia Mobile Phones in the second quarter are expected to
grow 0-4% year on year instead of the previously stated 5-10%.
Nokia expects its market share for the second
quarter to increase to the level
of 38% during the quarter, with the company's year-on-year volume
growth exceeding 10%. The company estimates overall mobile phone
market volume to grow in the second quarter by about 5%, compared with
89 million in the first quarter.
You have to be fair and balanced, that's why I take a look at the world from a woman's perspective this time...
Tablemats. They only show up when there's food on the table.
Mascara. They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
Goverment bonds. They take so long to mature.
Copiers. Tou need them for reproduction, but that's about it.
Bank accounts. Without a lot of money, they don't generate interest.
Men are like...
Two of those applies to me, but I don't tell which...;)
And, next time I could again take a joke more suited for my male audience, right?
Clas G. Bystedt
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