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New Finnish Ambassador to Bangkok

New Finnish Ambassador to Bangkok

The Finnish government has appointed Satu Suikkari-Kleven as the new ambassador in Bangkok, Thailand. With this new title, Ms. Suikkari-Kleven will be the new Ambassador to both Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Currently Satu Suikkari-Kleven works at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs which she entered in 1998. She has previously worked at the Finnish Embassy in Oslo and the Permanent Mission of …

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Living in Bangkok 2016

Bangkok welcomes hundreds of visitors and new residents every day, all undoubtedly hoping to get the most out of living in this unique and exciting city. When trying to make living in Bangkok an enjoyable endeavor, it’s important to keep in mind that Bangkok is an international city with residents from all corners of the world, many of whom have …

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Swedish Film Festival in Bangkok 2016

Swedish Film Festival in Bangkok 2016

The Swedish Embassy in Bangkok is for the fifth time hosting a Swedish Film Festival in Bangkok. From 7-11 September 2016 Swedish, as well as non Swedish people can watch a variety of award winning Swedish films with English subtitles. Movies like ‘We Are the Best’, ‘Underdog’ and the documentary about the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, ‘Astrid’, will be shown …

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Bright future for manufacturer GSEs Vestergaard Thailand

Bright future for manufacturer GSEs Vestergaard Thailand

On an airplane, you often see a myriad of small or large trucks that service the aircraft before departure or after arrival. Some of the trucks fill up the plane's water tanks, others empty the lavatories or, if the weather is frosty, some trucks de-ice the wings. The equipment that make the trucks able to service aircrafts - such as …

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Singapore Smart Nation: Sweden benchmark for cashless society

Singapore Smart Nation: Sweden benchmark for cashless society

Singapore plans to reduce the role of cash and checks in its economy by encouraging banks to switch to digital payments, according to the head of the country’s central bank. Speaking at a Finntech (financial technology) conference Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) referred to things pointed out in a KPMG report, ’Consumer payments in …

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Jarrod Leak appointed to lead Alfa Laval South-east Asia

Jarrod Leak appointed to lead Alfa Laval South-east Asia

Mr. Jarrod Leak has been appointed as Managing Director, Alfa Laval South East Asia effective 15 August 2016. He is currently Managing Director for Alfa Laval Oceania, combining his new role in South-east Asia. if Jarrod has 17 years of experience working in the company and was based in Sydney, Australia for six years before relocating to Singapore. A graduate …

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Volvo Cars and Uber start joint autonomous driving cars project

Volvo Cars and Uber start joint autonomous driving cars project

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars Volvo Cars, the Swedish premium carmaker, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing company, are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the …

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Criticised Norwegian leaves Sarawak’s world of logging and environmental crime

Criticised Norwegian leaves Sarawak’s world of logging and environmental crime

For those Scandinavians who may have read the intriguing book ‘Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia’ a Norwegian named Datuk Torstein Dale Sjøtveit will be familiar (Datuk being his official Malaysian title given to him). Described in the book by its author as a “gatekeeper between the criminal world of the kleptocrat and the global economic …

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Danish artist Kathrine May Hansen tours Indonesia

Danish artist Kathrine May Hansen tours Indonesia

Katrine May Hansen is a go-getting Danish woman, famous in Indonesia for her writings. She now travels around Malaysia and Indonesia on her Identity Tour 2016, where she will conduct workshops on women rights, so-called women's' circles, and display her debate-provoking exhibition, 'a scarf is a scarf is a scarf', for which she has received much praise, but also threats on her life.  A scarf is a scarf is a scarf: …

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Critically ill Mats Öberg has returned to Sweden

Critically ill Mats Öberg has returned to Sweden

Swedish Mats Öberg, who had been caught in a Thai hospital for three weeks, has now, in mid August 2016, returned to Sweden. Mats Öberg from the little Swedish town Eslöv has been caught in a Thai hospital since he landed in Bangkok in late July 2016. Mr. Öberg’s insurance company, Trygg-Hansa was not willing to pay to get him …

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Fresh Norwegian mountain air on export to China

Fresh Norwegian mountain air on export to China

Three men from Stavanger and Sandnes will sell fresh Norwegian mountain air to China, according to the daily newspaper Aftenposten. Three engineers collect air in large containers along the 42 kilometers long Lysefjord, compress the air in smaller bottles and put it up for sale on the internet. Talking to to Stavanger Aftenblad, the chairman of the company, Benjamin Knupper …

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Finnish Tekes’ next SME project funding round in Vietnam

Finnish Tekes’ next SME project funding round in Vietnam

Quickly evolving and fast-growing Vietnamese markets can offer exciting opportunities in several business fields. To support these openings to materialize, Tekes BEAM programme and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam will jointly fund Vietnamese-Finnish technology-driven innovation collaboration with a joint call for proposals. Funding is available for challenge-resolving innovation projects. Tekes and Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology …

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Vietnam: Danish and Swedish bands to perform at Monsoon Music Festival 2016

Vietnam: Danish and Swedish bands to perform at Monsoon Music Festival 2016

The Swedish synthpop group, Kite, and the Danish pop band, Saveus, are both to perform at the upcoming Monsoon Music Festival 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam, this October From the Monsoon Music Festival 2016 press conference. Picture: the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam Kite, composed by the duo Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg, both from Malmö, debuted in 2008, while their biggest hit is …

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Global Innovation Index: Fourth Industrial Revolution coming

Global Innovation Index: Fourth Industrial Revolution coming

Denmark, Finland, Singapore and Sweden are among the top ten countries in the most recent Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2016, with Switzerland retaining the top position for the 6th consecutive year. China also joins the world's 25 most-innovative economies, marking the first time a middle-income country has joined the highly developed economies that have dominated the top of the …

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