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Atria Finland starts pork export to China

Atria Finland starts pork export to China

Atria is a growing Finnish food company with an international presence. Its success is built on three pillars: food, people and traditions. Atria Finland Ltd on 12 October 2016 received an official confirmation of the pork export license to China. Chinese licensing authorities have admitted Atria’s production plant in Nurmo Finland a site-specific export license for pork meat to China. …

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Finnish children’s books to launch in China

Finnish children’s books to launch in China

Children's books from Finnish publisher Dramaforum, ‘Petra's Planet’ will launch in China based on a deal signed with Shanghai Zhiyuang Culture Communication Co. Ltd. The agreement is for eight books; combining four already published titles with four new books to be developed in cooperation with Shanghai Zhiyuang Culture Communication. The books will be available in Chinese from early 2017 after …

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Hong Kong event: Future of Innovation and Digitalization

Hong Kong event: Future of Innovation and Digitalization

The Nordic Chambers in Hong Kong jointly invites to an evening about the Future of Innovation and Digitalization. Four different speakers (one selected from each chamber) will attend, coming from different backgrounds, such as start-ups, SMEs and the public sector. There will be a panel discussion. Speakers: Jens Helmersson, QuizRR Jens has over 16 years of international experience from retail, …

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Shanghai event: Leadership Differences between the West and China

Shanghai event: Leadership Differences between the West and China

Leadership is an elusive concept and sometimes it seems that some people “just have it”. Finnish Business Council in Shanghai invites to a panel discussion on ‘Leadership – Differences between the East and the West’ on Friday 28 October 2016, a 8 – 10 am Two recognized motivators will share their experience and expertise in how to reach challenging targets. …

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Finnair's new Singapore-Helsinki route is the fastest way to Europe

Finnair's new Singapore-Helsinki route is the fastest way to Europe

Last Monday the Finnish aviation company Finnair sent their brand new Airbus A350 XWB on a maiden voyage from Singapore to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It was said to be the fastest way to reach Europe from Singapore with a total flight time of about 11 hours and 30 minutes. Finnair is the first commercial flight company to conduct a …

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Singapore inspired by Denmark's smart city concept

Singapore inspired by Denmark's smart city concept

A delegation of researchers from Singapore have visited the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to lay the ground works for a co-op deal and learn how Denmark does energy-efficient building design. “DTU is, as part of the ‘Smart City World Labs’ consortium, in close dialogue with Singaporean research institutions, authorities and business regarding the establishment of living labs in Singapore,” said Niels …

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Maersk teases Indonesia shipping cap with $3 billion expansion plan

Maersk teases Indonesia shipping cap with $3 billion expansion plan

Photo: Damco The Danish shipping conglomerate wants to invest USD 3 billion on its logistics business in Indonesia but the country's shipping laws are standing in the way of it. An Indonesian law from 2008 states that only domestic shipping firms are allowed to transport cargo between islands in the archipelago. Another law states that only Indonesian vessels can carry national …

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Breakfast Dialogue with Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Singapore

Breakfast Dialogue with Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Singapore

DABS invites you to meet former Prime Minister of Denmark and current CEO of Save The Children, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who visiting Singapore for a breakfast dialogue about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Asia. The event takes place at Nordea Bank's Singapore Branch, 138 Market Street #09-03, CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946 on 10 November from 8 am to 10 am. Price for attendance is SGD 15 for DABS members and SGD …

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Thailand Expat Guide 2016 is here!

Thailand Expat Guide 2016 is here!

ScandAsia has published its 2016 edition of the guidebook "Thailand Expat Guide" Thailand Expat Guide is intended as a help for both newcomers and longer term residents from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland who have decided to live and work in Thailand. It explains and facilitates practical issues and intends to inspire its readers to get the most out of …

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ScandAsia Weekly is tailored to either Scandinavian expats living in Hong Kong and China or Scandinavians living Thailand, readers living in Singapore, or readers in any of the other countries in South East Asia, in particular Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia. Read the other Weeklies online here. Read more.

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