Focus: European PR - Nordic track on business - Rob Gray reports from the Nordic region where new business appears very much in the ascendency
Recent years have seen strong economic growth right across the Nordic region. But while many traditional industries have performed well, what has really caught the eye is the extent to which the so-called new economy has taken off. In Ericsson of Sweden and Nokia of Finland, the region is home to two of the world's corporate powerhouses in mobile telephony and wireless internet connectivity. Many smaller companies have grown up around these giants, creating a vibrant technology and e-commerce scene.