Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

Aller Aqua inaugurated Qingdao aquaculture factory

On the 31 October Aller Aqua Group inaugurated its sixth factory – Aller Aqua Qingdao factory. Anders C. Bylling is the Managing Director of Aller Aqua Qingdao and son of Hans Erik Bylling. Anders explains that the process of building a factory in China has been long. “We have had some delays along the way,…

China-EU School of Law and Finland to deepen student exchange

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela, and the China University of Political Science and Law’s (CUPL) President Huang Jin hope to deepen Finnish-Chinese student exchange between high-level universities in Finland and CUPL. They discussed ways to increase university cooperation as well as the possibilities of traineeships at the Parliament in Helsinki at Lohela’s…

Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

Nevs agrees with China’s DiDi on electrical vehicles

NEVS AB (the Swedish company who acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates) and DiDi Chuxing, a leading Chinese mobile transportation platform, have formed a strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation. The formal signing took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in Late October, in presence of among…

Sarawak delegation visited Finland

Chief Minister of Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo state) Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg visited Finland 24-26 September 2017 as part of a two-week study visit in Europe. The focus areas of the visit included forestry and digital economy. In Finland the delegation visited among others, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Hyytiäla Forest Station, the…

Kati Häkkinen – Finnish Women Abroad network in Bangkok

Having just moved to Bangkok with her two kids, after nine years spent (on a beach) in south Thailand, Kati Häkkinen felt quite starved for all things Finnish. Quickly finding out that there were in fact quite a few Finnish women living in the capital, but with no organised network, she set out to establish…

Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok moved forward to 23rd December

The Scandinavian Christmas Service in Bangkok – an age-old dear tradition – will this year take place on “lillejuleaften”, Saturday 23rd of December instead of on 24 December as usual. But time is unchanged – starting at 13.00 This year will be the first where the new Danish pastor Christa Lund Herum will perform the…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…