Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China






Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for…

Danish architecture exhibit at Malaysian Gallery






“Architecture with People” is the name of the Danish exhibition that opened on Monday 20 February 2017 at the Galeri Serdang, which is part of the Faculty of Design and Architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The exhibition is created by Danish Solutions which purpose is to enhance promotion of Danish architecture and architects globally. Danish…

Swedish grain management company establishes Thailand subsidiary






Tornum from Sweden is a developer and manufacturer of grain facilities that has evolved into a market-leading global supplier. The company has announced in February 2017 the establishing of a subsidiary in Thailand to capitalize on the fast-growing market. The Swedish supplier of grain management systems subsidiary is headquartered in Bangkok, serving customers all over…

Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar






The Norwegian government is investing in education and job creation in developing countries. On 14 February 2017 the government announced that they had entered five new partnerships for vocational education in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malawi and Uganda. “Lack of qualified labour is often an obstacle when hiring locals in developing countries. With this new program we create…

Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result






Jotun (Norway), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings delivered its second best result ever in 2016, seeing strong results in challenging markets such as Southeast Asia. Led by solid growth in the Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings segments, the company had operating revenue of NOK 15.8 billion and an operating…

Volvo Cars’ sales hit new record in 2016






Chinese-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11 billion and a new record as global sales hit 534,332 cars. Net revenue for the period increased 10 per cent to SEK180.7bn compared to SEK164.0 bn in 2015 while the operating profit margin improved significantly…

Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center






Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, met with newly appointed executive director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC, Hans Guttman, on Friday 17 February 2017. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Being extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region must proactively manage its disaster risk.…