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Singapore and Finland to fight tax evasion

Singapore and Finland to fight tax evasion

On 22 November, Finland and Singapore signed an agreement that grants the countries access to each others resident - Finns in Singapore and vice versa. The agreement aims to reveal tax evaders. The first submission of account records from financial institutions in Singapore occurs on 31 May 2018 and submissions from Finnish companies will occur in September same year. Source: …

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Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability

Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability

Swedish Institute’s Management Programme - SIMP - has implemented a new approach to promote sustainability in Asia ((supported by Enact, a sustainability consultancy firm in Stockholm) by focusing on building an active network of open-minded leaders interested in promoting improved relations and business cooperation between the participating countries and Sweden. Targets are in their mid-career, between the age of 25 …

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Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia's Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, has encouraged firms from Denmark and Norway to join forces in building a sustainable marine infrastructure in Indonesia. On 28 November, Budi Karya Sumadi has issued a financing team focusing on investments in the transportation sector. “Denmark and Norway are home to the world’s leading shipping companies. Therefore, we encourage them to develop the …

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Denmark and Vietnam celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties

Denmark and Vietnam celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties

Vietnam and Denmark celebrated 45 years of diplomatic ties on 25 November. This happened with a gathering in Ho Chi Minh City organised by The Royal Danish Embassy. For more than four decades, Vietnam and Denmark have evolved a very strong partnership, said Danish ambassador to Vietnam, Charlotte Laursen. Over the years, Denmark and Vietnam's collaboration has expanded to things …

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Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia

Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia

Spotify, the digital music service that is conquering the world, is growing fast especially since its launch on the Asian market in 2013, along with rapid expansion of Internet streaming. Just as it has contributed to revolutionising the music industry the Swedish tech start-up’s vision of building a universal jukebox is gradually coming true (present in 60 countries as of …

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Denmark-Myanmar bilateral agreement on USD 70 million

Denmark-Myanmar bilateral agreement on USD 70 million

On Thursday 1 December 2016, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Peter Hansen, and Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance in Myanmar, U Maung Maung Win, signed a bilateral agreement on USD 70 million on the new Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme for the period 2016-2020. Denmark is stepping up its support to Myanmar's development with a new …

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Peter Lysholt Hansen, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar. 

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Balut - a fun dice game for intelligent people

Balut - a fun dice game for intelligent people

Every Danish expat in Asia – and all over the globe – would know of or have heard of the game of Balut, which under its present structure and form was initiated in Bangkok in 1972 by a group of Danish expats, and from there it mushroomed to cities and capitals all over the world under the umbrella organization, …

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