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  • Visa overstayers told to clean up their act

    Marc Spiegel, President of Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, in a recent message to Chamber members, said the ongoing crackdown on the misuse of tourist and education visas by the Immigration Bureau indicated that the Thai authorities were determined to root out the longstanding problem. He said the Chamber had received [...]

    Visa overstayers told to clean up their act
  • Norway commemorates the 22 July terror

    Across the country there will be held commemoration Tuesday to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks three years ago. In all, 77 people were killed and around 90 wounded in terrorist attacks on 22 July 2011. In Oslo ceremony starts with an open event at 10 am in the [...]

    File photo: A previous year's commemoration of the one-man terrorist attack in Norway.
  • Danish man stabbed to death in The Philippines

    On Sunday morning, July 20, a Danish man got stabbed to death in The Philippines. ScandAsia learns that the incident occurred , when the man opened his front door at his home, when the doorbell rang, only to be stabbed numerous times with a knife. The Danish Ministry Of Foreign Affairs [...]

    Danish man stabbed to death in The Philippines
  • Kongsberg offshore technology for projects in China and Korea

    Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘Full Picture’ solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 MNOK. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. (DSIC), CIMC Raffles (CIMC), Cosco Shipyard (COSCO) and Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard (HDZ) in China, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and [...]

    Kongsberg offshore technology for projects in China and Korea
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines keen to develop Philippines as tourist destination

    Three of the world’s leading cruise companies—Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Lines—have expressed interest to help develop the Philippines as a cruise-ship destination, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, said recently. In a statement, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia Jr. said officials of [...]

    Norwegian Cruise Lines keen to develop Philippines as tourist destination
  • Nokia Philippines gets P27.6-million refund from Court of Tax Appeals

    THE COURT of Tax Appeals has ordered the Bureau of Internal Review (BIR) to return P27.6 million to Nokia Philippines, awarding a little less than half of the company’s requested refund of nearly P58 million. The tax refund request dates to December 2011 and concerns the portion of the company’s [...]

    Nokia Philippines gets P27.6-million refund from Court of Tax Appeals
  • Finnish customs seizes Ukraine-bound missile parts from Vietnam

    A shipment of missile components bound for Ukraine and intercepted by Finnish customs originated in Vietnam, reports the daily Helsingin Sanomat. The paper wrote on July 18 that in June Finnish customs officers blocked the large consignment because it lacked the permits required to transit through Finland. It was still [...]

    BUK M2E anti-aircraft missile launcher By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/384) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Denmark gives $4 million for education reform in Myanmar

    Funds for a long term program by development partners to improve education access have been strengthened with a grant provided by the Danish government. Denmark will contribute 4 million USD to UNICEF as a part of the Quality Basic Education Program (QBEP). QBEP, launched in 2012, is a collaborative effort [...]

    Denmark gives $4 million for education reform in Myanmar
  • Swedish FM: Downing of MH17 ‘a 1st class int’l gangster crime’

    Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt slammed the the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines flight over the Ukraine as an act by gangsters. Read more: Swedish Wire and ABS-CBN

    Swedish FM: Downing of MH17 ‘a 1st class int’l gangster crime’
  • Saab: ‘Remote Tower’ Concept Gaining Wider Acceptance

    Countries including Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany Thailand, Australia and New Zealand have an interest in using “remote towers” to control air traffic, according to Saab, which is already certifying one such facility in Sweden. The company is also competing to provide facilities for three airports in Germany and up [...]

    Saab: ‘Remote Tower’ Concept Gaining Wider Acceptance

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Scandigans – a new meetup group

Scandigans – a new meetup group

July 21, 2014 at 08:34

The Scandinavians now have a new social framework for meeting as an alternative to the Chambers’ networking events and the women’s groups. It is called Scandigans...

Business news »

Kongsberg offshore technology for projects in China and Korea

Kongsberg offshore technology for projects in China and Korea

July 22, 2014 at 09:57

Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘Full Picture’ solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total...

General news »

Visa overstayers told to clean up their act

Visa overstayers told to clean up their act

July 22, 2014 at 18:56

Marc Spiegel, President of Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, in a recent message to Chamber members, said the ongoing crackdown on the misuse of tourist and education visas...

International relations »

BUK M2E anti-aircraft missile launcher By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/384) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Finnish customs seizes Ukraine-bound missile parts from Vietnam

July 21, 2014 at 11:10

A shipment of missile components bound for Ukraine and intercepted by Finnish customs originated in Vietnam, reports the daily Helsingin Sanomat. The paper wrote on July 18...

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Denmark moving towards cash-free future

Denmark moving towards cash-free future

July 16, 2014 at 14:59

The way Danes still call their money ‘kroner’ (literally meaning ‘crowns’) is a reminder of their feudal past, but just like the late great kings,...

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