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Denmark embassy team Singapore welcome dinner

Denmark embassy team Singapore welcome dinner

Denmark's next Ambassador to Singapore as well as the the new Consul and Deputy Head of Mission will be welcomed by the community in Singapore with an evening dinner event on Thursday 22 September 2016. Meet the Ambassador-designate to Singapore; Mrs Dorte Bech Vizard and her Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Henning Nielsen at the Singapore Cricket Club, where they will …

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Leonard O. Stornes steps in as Acting NBAS President

Leonard O. Stornes steps in as Acting NBAS President

Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) has announced (on 15 August 2016) that Ms Hilde Nafstad has relocated to Norway to take up new challenges in Statoil. NBAS wishes her the best of luck in her new position. The NBAS Board has elected Leonard O. Stornes as new acting President with immediate effect. Leonard is the Managing Director and board member for …

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Fika celebrates eight years, announces seasonal menus

Fika celebrates eight years, announces seasonal menus

On 17 August Fika Swedish Café and Bistro celebrated its 8th birthday, with invited guests and VIPs in attendance, including the Swedish Ambassador couple, Ambassador Håkan Jevrell and his wife Catharina Jevrell. ‘Fikas Födelsedag 2016’ took place at their outlet located in the Bugis district, also simultaneously celebrating Ambassador Håkan Jevrell and fika co-ower Joakim Smidhagen’s respective birthdays. The owners …

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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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Study abroad: Edu Danmark sends 100 students per year to Asia

Study abroad: Edu Danmark sends 100 students per year to Asia

Many university students today take a part of their degree abroad. If you ask the students, the reasons are many: to compliment your degree, improve your CV, learn a language, form an international network, travel around and get some great experiences. Edu's team of counsellors In Scandinavia, studying abroad is also in trend. 29.000 Swedish students studied abroad in the study year 2014-15. From …

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Breakthrough in Norway for Philippines peace process

Breakthrough in Norway for Philippines peace process

On 27 August peace negotiations saw a breakthrough in Oslo, Norway between the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines negotiations. The parties signed a historic joint declaration. They have reached agreement on all the points on the agenda for this round of negotiations. They have confirmed previous agreements and renewed an agreement that will ensure immunity …

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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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The Philippines as new winter destination

The Philippines as new winter destination

There are signs that the Philippines is the up and coming travel destination for Danes during the cold winter months. More and more Danes have become aware of the archipelago in South East Asia as a new travel destination during the winter. In just two years, the demand has doubled at the Danish travel agency Jysk Rejsebureau, and overall, the …

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