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Nordic Ambassador's luncheon Philippines

Nordic Ambassador's luncheon Philippines

NordCham Philippines, in partnership with BDO Unibank and Comptel hosted its annual Nordic Ambassadors' Luncheon last November 17 at the Fairmont Makati, which gathered Filipino and Nordic C-level executives and entrepreneurs, leaders of local and foreign business organizations and chambers of commerce, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of the government.     Source: NordCham Philippines

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World Diabetes Day in Vietnam

World Diabetes Day in Vietnam

On 13 November 2016, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam and Vietnam's Ministry of Health co-organised a ceremony at Ly Thai To Park and Hoan Kiem Lake in connection with …

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Trees at Ly Thai To Park and around Hoan Kiem Lake glow in blue, the symbolic color of the World Diabetes Day, 14 November. Photo: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam 

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Habeco Carlsberg deal not yet finalised

Habeco Carlsberg deal not yet finalised

The Ministry of Industry and Trade in Vietnam has not yet completed talks to sell its ownership in the Hà Nội Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Habeco) to the Danish brewer Carlsberg, according to officials. According to Viet Nam News, at a meeting held on 15 November 2016 between the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Prime Minister’s working group, …

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Swedish court rules against importer of Myanmar timber

Swedish court rules against importer of Myanmar timber

Sweden has prosecuted an importer and trader of Myanmar teak under a European Union rule that bans placing illegal or high-risk wood on the EU market, according to information from the NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). An EIA statement yesterday announced that a Swedish Forest Agency investigation found Almtra Nordic could not demonstrate who had harvested their timber or where …

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Nordic-supported EEP Mekong to end in 2018

Nordic-supported EEP Mekong to end in 2018

Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Mekong is scheduled to end in 2018 and it has reached its second phase in 2014, narrowing its focus to increasing and improving access of rural populations to sustainable and affordable energy services and products in the Mekong countries, writes the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi. It also highlights the climate resilience of local communities …

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Finland earns medal for Vietnam innovation and start-up support

Finland earns medal for Vietnam innovation and start-up support

During Techfest 2016 in Hanoi the Finnish government was awarded by the Vietnamese government for long-term commitment and excellent results in the development of Vietnam’s innovation system. H.E Mr. Chu Ngọc Anh Minister for Science and Technology presented H.E Mr. Ilkka-Pekka Similä Ambassador of Finland in Vietnam with a medal for Finland’s support to innovation and start-ups there. The Finland-Vietnam …

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Swedish “innovative” guarantee loan funding to Asia

Swedish “innovative” guarantee loan funding to Asia

Despite increased economic growth in Asia, two-thirds of the world's poorest people live here. In order to stimulate innovative projects to reduce poverty, Sida has issued a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK (approx. 155 million USD) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new projects that will focus on inclusive …

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Swedish packaging firm invests huge sum in Vietnam plant

Swedish packaging firm invests huge sum in Vietnam plant

The food processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak has invested USD 110 million in the construction of a manufacturing facility to keep up with the growing needs of the Asia Pacific region. The new facility in Ho Chi Minh City will be the first ever paper-board carton factory in Vietnam. “The new factory reflects Tetra Pak’s confidence in the local economy, and …

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Disagreement about Norwegian's aid to Myanmar

Disagreement about Norwegian's aid to Myanmar

Norway's state budget in 2017 states that Myanmar is a post-conflict country. The definition can bring bias the Norwegian support that may be detrimental to the peace process in the country, the Norwegian Burma Committee claims, referring to SN Power's project in Shan State. SN Power does not share this opinion and responds to the criticism. A number of actors with knowledge about …

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15 Finnish companies in pavilion at VietWater

15 Finnish companies in pavilion at VietWater

During 8 – 11 November 2016 representatives of 15 Finnish companies exhibited in a Finnish pavilion and met Vietnamese businessmen at VietWater event held in Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. These are Finnish companies looking for opportunities in Vietnam’s waste, energy and water industries. It was also the fourth time Finland had a pavilion at this …

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Danish Film Weeks in Vietnam

Danish Film Weeks in Vietnam

This year, Denmark and Vietnam celebrate their 45 years of bilateral diplomatic relations. As a part of this celebration, different Danish films will be screened to Vietnamese audience during the Danish Film Weeks which will take place from 19 to 27 November 2016. During this time, eight Danish films will be shown on the big screen, all of which are internationally …

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Swedish delegation in Philippines, embassy re-opened

Swedish delegation in Philippines, embassy re-opened

Sweden is to re-open its embassy in Manila in December 2016 and on 7 November Economic Development and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg, who arrived with the largest business delegation ever to the Philippines, inaugurated the mission. “Sweden has missions in 93 countries. The Philippines, with its 100 million inhabitants, the largest country in which Sweden has for a long time …

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Danish Crown to open own meat plant in China

Danish Crown to open own meat plant in China

European meat processor Danish Crown has announced it will establish a processing plant in China, invest app. DKK 300 million, as part of its strategy towards 2021. It is to be situated in Shanghai and the production will be based on Danish raw material. Today Danish Crown is already a big and successful exporter of fresh pork and the so-called …

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Danish game company grows in Southeast Asia

Danish game company grows in Southeast Asia

Danish-owned PlayLab is a mobile games company based in and focusing on Southeast Asia as future growth market, with a global success landed with their ‘Juice Cubes’. As their third developed game became their break-through they quickly grew from a team of 20 people to over 100 within a short period of time. CEO and co-founder Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen held …

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Elderly Friendly Societies by Design

Elderly Friendly Societies by Design

On 15 November an event arranged by the Royal Danish Embassy took place at ParkRoyal hotel in Singapore.The focus of the meeting was elderly care and welfare initiatives for Singapore and Denmark's senior citizens. The event started with an introduction by Singapore's Senior Minister of State, Heng Chee How, and Denmark's ambassador to Singapore, Dorte Bech Vizard. CEO & Founder of …

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Harder to get your Thai partner to Norway

Harder to get your Thai partner to Norway

The typical person who is affected by the change is a Thai woman who has been invited to Norway by a new Norwegian friend. Thailand has just been downgraded by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. They believe that there is greater chance that Thai visitors will remain in Norway, and have therefore moved people from Thailand to the so-called Yellow …

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