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DTCC Executive Director resigning

Dancham's Carsten Carlstedt resigned

Danish Chamber of Commerce (DTCC) send out a public announcement telling that Secretary General and Executive Director Mr Carsten Jens Carlstedt has tendered his resignation. Mr Carlstedt has been at DTCC since November 2014. You can meet him at the DTCC Networking event on 21 July at Admiral's Pub. The soon to be former Executive Director won't …

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Scandinavian speakers to ‘Techsauce’ Bangkok summit

Scandinavian speakers to ‘Techsauce’ Bangkok summit

Several Scandinavian entrepreneurs within the startup scene is confirmed to hold presentations at Bangkok’s upcoming Techsauce Summit which is taking place on 23-24 July 2016 at Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Martin Källström, Founder and CEO of Linköping-headquartered Narrative will hold a keynote speech, attending sessions: ’Everything IOT Startups Should Know About Attracting Venture Capital’ and ’How to Launch and …

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Swedish mobile remittance service picks Thailand for launch

Swedish mobile remittance service picks Thailand for launch

Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Seamless’s mobile SEQR payment solution has announced in early July that it is launches its international remittance service, where transfers from Sweden directly to India and Thailand will be the first deployment of the service. Seqr users can now make international money transfers – or “remittances” – to non-Seqr users. Seqr customers can already transfer money to one …

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Finnish NGO takes Activist in defend in Bangkok court

Finnish NGO takes Activist in defend in Bangkok court

Andy Hall in front of the Court (Photo: Finnwatch). British activist Andy Hall has been pursued through courts in Bangkok relentlessly since early 2013 after he exposed abused labour at global fruit juice business National Fruit Company. Hall interviewed Thai company Natural Fruit’s workers for a report published by Finnwatch, a Finnish human rights watchdog, in 2013. Finnwatch testified in court …

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Swedish Ambassador in Thailand on Freedom of the Press

Swedish Ambassador in Thailand on Freedom of the Press

Staffan Herrström recenlty visited the province of Khon Kaen. On this occassion he held a speech on freedom of the press. Photo courtesy of the Provincial Public Relations Office of Khon Kaen. During his recent visit to Khon Kaen, Ambassador Staffan Herrström held the following speech on the Freedom of the Press: Sweden's experience. ScandAsia brings the full speech here: …

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Duni AB buys 60 percent in Thai Napkin Company

Duni AB buys 60 percent in Thai Napkin Company

Stockholm-listed food and beverage packaging manufacturer Duni AB has signed an agreement to acquire in total 60% of the shares in Terinex Siam Co. Ltd., a leading converter and exporter of disposable products, predominantly paper napkins. Based in Thailand, Terinex Siam specializes within the professional segment in Southeast Asia. The acquisition is planned to be completed by mid-August. With approximately 100 …

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Singapore prohibits moist snuff

Singapore prohibits "snus" import

Embassy of Sweden, Singapore highlights an upcoming change in Singaporean law, which will affect the Scandinavian’s who consumer smokeless tobacco, or so called ‘snus’: The import of snuff to Singapore becomes prohibited on 1 August, 2016. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is banning emerging tobacco products as a pre-emptive measure to protect public health against the known and potential harms …

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Nordic Business Forum Shanghai in September

Nordic Business Forum Shanghai in September

On 23-24 September 2016 the primary Nordic Business Event - the Nordic Business Forum Shanghai takes place, arranged jointly by several Nordic chambers of commerce in China. This forum brings attendants two full days of business talks, relevant and enlightening panel discussions and inspiring workshops. A large number of Nordic companies from a variety of industries venture to China to …

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Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt takes over Sweden’s Malaysia mission

Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt takes over Sweden’s Malaysia mission

Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt. Photo: Regeringskansliet The next Swedish Ambassador appointed to Malaysia is announced! The Swedish government has appointed Mr Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt as the new Swedish Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur. Juhlin-Dannfelt is currently Sweden’s ambassador in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has previously served at among others, the Swedish embassies in Teheran, Tel Aviv and Islamabad, and as deputy director of …

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Berit Basse bids Singapore officials farewell

Berit Basse bids Singapore officials farewell

"Thank you for 4 good years of deepening DK-SG relations". In the first week of July Denmark’s Ambassador to Singapore, Berit Basse, has paid visits to ‪Singapore‬ Ministers to say farewell, paving the way for a new Ambassador.

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Danish Football Player is laid off after 5 months in Malaysia

Danish Football Player is laid off after 5 months in Malaysia

Philip Lund when presented at DRB-HICOM in the beginning of February. Philip Lund checked in at Kuala Lumpur and the Asian football scene at February 1, just 4 and a half month ago, with ambitions to make his name famous around Malaysian - and later Asian - football stadiums, he told ScandAsia.  For now the dream suffers a blow, as Lund …

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Norwegian Government Pension Fund excludes 10 SEA-companies

Norwegian Government Pension Fund excludes 10 SEA-companies

Less Norwegian Kroner's will fund companies that uses a significant amount of coal (Photo: Norges Bank) The Norwegian central bank (Norges Bank) has, as the first in the world, excluded 52 companies from its Government Pension Fund based on the companies inexpedient use of coal in their business activities. Philippine Aboitiz Power (AP) and 7 Chinese and 2 Hong Kong companies …

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Sweden’s new Asia strategy confirmed

Sweden’s new Asia strategy confirmed

On 22 June Sweden adopted its new strategy for regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and the Pacific Region for the period 2016–2021. Regional development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Region will focus on strengthening regional actors and states to take greater responsibility concerning the environment and climate, human rights, democracy and gender equality. The focus is …

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Danish healthcare business delegation to Indonesia

Danish healthcare business delegation to Indonesia

The Danish Health Tech Group, of the Danish Export Association, in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy Jakarta is inviting to a delegation to Indonesia on 17 – 19 October 2016. The visit connects to the Hospital Expo starting on 19 October. The delegation will gain insights and access to one of the most interesting healthcare markets in Asia, states …

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