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Dreams come true for Swedish ambassador in Vietnam

Dreams come true for Swedish ambassador in Vietnam

In 1996 Pereric Högberg visited Vietnam for the first time and was positively surprised by the country's diversity and cuisine. Since his frist trip, Pereric Högberg has had a strong desire to go back to Vietnam. Recently, his dreams became true when he was appointed to be Sweden's ambassador in Vietnam On his stroll around the north Vietnamese city he took …

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Danish Vietnamese survey on vulnerable kids

Danish Vietnamese survey on vulnerable kids

The Danish Vietnamese Association (Dansk Vietnamesisk Forening/DVA) har conducted a survey that reveals that Vietnam’s vulnerable children believe in a better future, and they know that it takes studying and a good health to achieve it. Interviews with 50 children from two shelters in Ho Chi Minh City unfold a daily life full of threats to their health, welfare and …

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Danes march for Cambodian orphans

Danes march for Cambodian orphans

In September and October, several thousand Danes join the ECCO Walkathon in four different Danish cities. For every kilometre the Danes walk, ECCO donates 7,50 DKK for a good cause. This year, the Danes could choose between supporting SOS Children's Village in Cambodia or the Danish Heart Foundation’s preventive health activities. SOS Children's Villages will use their share of the money …

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Norwegian Rotary march to support the Karen people

Norwegian Rotary march to support the Karen people

S'gaw Karen girls of Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. On Tuesday 13 September 2016, Rotary invited everyone to the annual Rotary march around the Norwegian lake Nordbytjernet. The purpose of this year’s march included supporting the Karen people. The Karen people is a number of individual Sino-Tibetan language speaking ethnic groups. These groups primarily live in Karen …

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Former Khmer Rouge supporter gives talk at Cambodian high school

Former Khmer Rouge supporter gives talk at Cambodian high school

Gunnar Bergstrom (second right) stands in front of Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat in 1978 during his visit to the Cambodia. On Monday 12 September 2016, Swedish Gunnar Bergström visited a Cambodian high-school to tell them about the mistake he made almost 40 years ago supporting Khmer Rouge. Gunnar Bergström is a 65-year-old Swede who back in the 1970’s belonged to …

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Swede wins the Challenge Vietnam triathlon for women

Swede wins the Challenge Vietnam triathlon for women

The Challenge Vietnam triathlon was held in Nha Trang City in the Khanh Hoa province of Vietnam on September 11th. After 1.9 kilometers of swimming, 90 kilometers on bike and 21 kilometers of running the triathlon's winners were found. Mitchell Robins from Australia won the men's category while Swedish Jessica Fleming won the women's category. This was the first time …

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Telenor on a building spree in Myanmar

Telenor on a building spree in Myanmar

CEO of Telenor Myanmar, Lars Erik Tellmann The Norwegian-linked company Telenor wants to make sure that affordable mobile communication services reach all levels of Myanmar society, and not only targeting the high-income earners. CEO of the company, Lars Erik Tellmann, says that they plan on doing so by adopting the same sales and distribution model that was implemented in several …

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Shooting in Kirkenes: Husband admits to the murders

Shooting in Kirkenes: Husband admits to the murders

The Norwegian husband of Thai Pimsiri songngam and stepfather of Petchngam, who were killed in their home in Kirkenes in Norway, has now admitted to being the one shooting them. So far, the 59-year-old Norwegian will be remanded in custody for four weeks from 16 September 2016. On the night of 29 August 2016, 37-year-old Pimsirisong and her 12-year-old son, …

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Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies

Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can open up potential markets for …

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Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce AGM welcomes new ambassador

Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce AGM welcomes new ambassador

On Tuesday 13 September 2016 the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) held its Annual General Meeting at Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok, followed by a networking where Finland’s newly arrived new Ambassador, H.E Satu Suikkari-Kleven, was welcomed. The turnout for the networking was strong consisting in Finns, representatives of other Chambers of Commerce as well as JFCCT. As a result of …

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Innovation House China-Denmark opens

Innovation House China-Denmark opens

Asia House in Copenhagen has new neighbours at East Asiatic House in the form of the business incubator Innovation House China-Denmark. Officially opened on 7 September 2016 Innovation House China-Denmark is a Danish-Chinese cross-cultural innovation environment offering office space for enterprises from both Denmark and China. Innovation House China-Denmark is a joint investment from both Danish and Chinese investors, public as well …

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Swede arrested in Bangkok

Swede arrested in Bangkok

On Thursday 15 September, 45-year-old John Patrick Kjellstrom from Sweden and his Thai wife were arrested in Don Muang in the Thai capital on charges that he has threatened public officials in both Sweden and Thailand over many years. The arrest follows representations about intimidation with menaces made against the public prosecutor in Stockholm as well as Thai customs officials. Further details of what …

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Opening of Swedish restaurant in Bangkok

Opening of Swedish restaurant in Bangkok

Walking down Sukhumvit Soi 18 in Bangkok, you will find a small open building. To enter, you must cross a little wooden gangway with rope as handles. Once you have crossed it, you will go on board a little Swedish restaurant with a warm atmosphere and welcoming staff. The restaurant is called Restaurant Cajutan, and it has been there since …

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Autoliv and Volvo Cars set up autonomous driving company

Autoliv and Volvo Cars set up autonomous driving company

Volvo Cars, the global premium car maker, and Autoliv Inc, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, have on 6 September signed a letter of intent to set up a new jointly-owned company to develop next generation autonomous driving software. Volvo Cars and Autoliv to create joint venture for autonomous driving The planned new company will have its headquarters in …

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