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  • Reach Energy’s IPO attracts Norwegian wealth fund

    Malaysia’s Reach Energy Bhd has attracted investors including Norway’s US$890 billion sovereign wealth fund in an initial public offering to fund its acquisitions of oil and gas fields. Norges Bank Investment Management, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, and Malaysia’s pilgrim fund will invest in the 750 million ringgit (S$293 [...]

    Reach Energy’s IPO attracts Norwegian wealth fund
  • Thailand targets Nordics for food export growth potential

    Thailand’s National Food Institute has identified the Nordic countries as an important target for the country’s food and beverages export growth. Petch Chinabutr, President of National Food Institute, said consumers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, who rank among the world’s most affluent, are familiar with Thai food through [...]

    Thailand targets Nordics for food export growth potential
  • Danish chef joins rank of Thai cuisine innovators

    The road to Thai cuisine Chefdom for 39-year-old Morten Boejstrup Nielsen was not strewn with rose petals. Having completed training at a Copenhagen culinary school, Nielsen, originally from Nordjylland, went through the usual daily grind, earning hard-won progress in his career. Then he began dabbling with Thai cuisine, or, to [...]

    Chef Morten Bojstrup Nielsen Photo: Benjarong Restaurant, Dusit Thani Group.
  • EU welcomes Cambodian government-opposition accord

    Statement by the European Union Spokesperson issued on July 23 on the political agreement reached in Cambodia: “We welcome the agreement reached on 22 July by the two main political parties in Cambodia. This significant agreement will hopefully contribute to facilitate reforms strengthening the democratic process in Cambodia as well [...]

    EU welcomes Cambodian government-opposition accord
  • A wiggle room for visa overstayers to avoid blacklisting

    Thaivisa.com reported on July 24 that it was told by the Immigration Bureau that the new regulation that would impose harsh punishment, including blacklisting, on visa overstayers and those guilty of fraud or misuse of visas, has not come into effect. The popular community website for expatriates in Thailand said [...]

    Photo: Immigration Bureau
  • Vietnam, Norway promote musical exchange

    Young opera Vietnamese virtuoso and prodigy Dao To Loan recently completed a Lidal Johnson Summer Music Camp in the Norwegian capital city of Oslo from July 4-19 as part of a Vietnam-Norway musical exchange. During the summer camp, Loan participated along with 40 other young opera talents from 19 countries [...]

    Photo: VNA
  • ‘First ever’ heat warning issued for Sweden

    Swedish weather agency SMHI has issued its first ever warning for high temperatures with the many areas set to bask in plus 30C heat. “For a Class 1 warning it is required that the maximum daytime temperatures go up at 30C or more, three days in a row,” said Lovisa [...]

    ‘First ever’ heat warning issued for Sweden
  • Vietnam, Denmark eye US$1bln in trade by 2016

    The government of Denmark is actively implementing the new Growth Strategy for Vietnam, encouraging Danish businesses to invest in Vietnam, aiming to raise bilateral trade ties to US$1 billion in 2016. Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidagaard made the statement at a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Foreign Minister Pham Binh [...]

    Photo: Voice of Vietnam
  • Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt is Back in Civilisation

    The Swedish hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt who is enjoying a successful career with Centara Hotels & Resorts in Thailand has been, more or less, on a jungle trip for nearly two years, as the job brought him on new adventures to the island of Koh Chang – a very big contrast [...]

    Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt is Back in Civilisation
  • Danish researchers make AIDS breakthrough

    Danish researchers at Aarhus University have made a major discovery that may be a step towards finding a cure for AIDS. At the 20th International AIDS Conference on Tuesday in Melbourne, the researchers presented a pilot study in which they had successfully treated HIV patients with the leukaemia medicine romidepsin. [...]

    Danish researchers make AIDS breakthrough

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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 »

Reach Energy’s IPO attracts Norwegian wealth fund

Reach Energy’s IPO attracts Norwegian wealth fund

July 25, 2014 at 17:35

Malaysia’s Reach Energy Bhd has attracted investors including Norway’s US$890 billion sovereign wealth fund in an initial public offering to fund its acquisitions...

General news »

Photo: Immigration Bureau

A wiggle room for visa overstayers to avoid blacklisting

July 24, 2014 at 16:53

Thaivisa.com reported on July 24 that it was told by the Immigration Bureau that the new regulation that would impose harsh punishment, including blacklisting, on visa overstayers...

International relations »

EU welcomes Cambodian government-opposition accord

EU welcomes Cambodian government-opposition accord

July 24, 2014 at 17:24

Statement by the European Union Spokesperson issued on July 23 on the political agreement reached in Cambodia: “We welcome the agreement reached on 22 July by the two...

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Chef Morten Bojstrup Nielsen Photo: Benjarong Restaurant, Dusit Thani Group.

Danish chef joins rank of Thai cuisine innovators

July 25, 2014 at 11:45

The road to Thai cuisine Chefdom for 39-year-old Morten Boejstrup Nielsen was not strewn with rose petals. Having completed training at a Copenhagen culinary school, Nielsen,...

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