Insinööriliitto IL ry - the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland - has decided to offer to its active members the Finnish financial newspaper Taloussanomat's Saturday edition as of 1 September 2002. The offer includes also internet service.

The subscription volume of the Saturday papers to be ordered as membership benefits will be some 33.000 papers in the beginning of the subscription period. "Following this contract Taloussanomat's Saturday circulation will increase to around 70.000", says Martti Ojares, President of Startel Oy. Taloussanomat's Saturday edition had a circulation of 40.019 in 2001.

"We want to offer to our members a high quality financial newspaper, that offers timely and versatile financial information and news ", says Matti Viljanen, Executive Manager of Insinööriliitto.

Startel is a part of SanomaWSOY Group. Startel specialises in economic information, publishing Taloussanomat and producing news agency services and online services to corporate customers. It has gained a strong and trusted position as producer of Finnish language real-time economic news. Startel's news services are distributed through Startel News Agency, Taloussanomat and Nelonen's Talousuutiset (economic TV news).

Insinööriliitto specialises in promoting the interests of engineers in matters concerning education, training, their profession and their working life. The union is also an influential participant within AKAVA - the Confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland. Insinööriliitto contributes to the development of Finnish society, exerts influence in the international forum, creates conditions for the success of individual members, and produces high-standard services for its membership.