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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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Anoto signs agreement on 120,000 pens in China

Anoto signs agreement on 120,000 pens in China

The Swedish world-leading provider in solutions for digital writing, Anoto, on 11 August 2016 signed a contract to sell 120 000 pens to TStudy China for the education market. The sale will be divided into five orders, commencing in August 2016 and ending in May 2017 regarding 20000-30000 pens each time. As part of the deal Anoto gives TStudy China …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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