Dear subscriber

Lots of news this week! Please find below my selection of the most important.

Enjoy!

Kind regards
Gregers Moller

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Steffen and Nim sells Stable Lodge

Steffen and Nim sells Stable Lodge

The Stable Lodge, the legendary Danish hotel and restaurant in Sukhumvit Soi 8 in Bangkok, has been sold. The new owners will take over by the 29th of April. “We got an offer that was too good to refuse,” says Steffen Ingemann. According to rumors, the sales price was around 200 million THB, but Steffen does not want to comment …

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Finnish health sector on Malaysia and Singapore tour

Finnish health sector on Malaysia and Singapore tour

‘Is it time to reorganise South-East Asia’s health care system according to Finnish expertise – why not?’ Led by Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Team Finland arranged a FinlandCare delegation trip to Malaysia (for the very first time) and Singapore, introducing Finnish health know-how. The programme during the visit on 27 February – …

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First Nordic Fusion at DANSK SG

First Nordic Fusion at DANSK SG

The day before 3 March 2016 five ladies were busy preparing the lifestyle boutique for the first Nordic Fusion shopping event. The two Danish owners, Betina Falster-Hansen and Louise Jasper, had invited Danish Anne Kragh and Mette Trock-Jansen from Kragh Nordic and Norwegian Mette Visted from Touch of Denmark to fusionate with their own Nordic brands in the DANSK SG …

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Danish footballer fights for breakthrough in Malaysia

Danish footballer fights for breakthrough in Malaysia

26 year-old Dane and professional football player with a desire to travel, Phillip Lund, has settled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with hopes of a breakthrough in the world of Asian football. “It was a chance I could not miss out on”, he says. Danish footballers seldomly spent their career outside of Europe. Phillip Lund is a little different. Since beginning …

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Electrolux Thailand new products campaign

Electrolux Thailand new products campaign

Swedish global household appliance flagship, Electrolux, presents a new line of products to the Thai market under new “Electrolux Turn Delight Up” Campaign. This introduces a green approach to the market, focusing on “innovation to conserve energy and protect the environment, as Electrolux strives to lead in healthier home trends”, according to a press release. Electrolux Thailand refers to it …

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Richelieu's Navy Uniforms returning to Thailand

Richelieu's Navy Uniforms returning to Thailand

All photos: Hasse Ferrold. Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen hosted an event at the Residence of the Thai Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Vimol Kidchob on 7.March 2016 where the Royal Thai Navy uniform of Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu was given to back to Thailand. Admiral Richelieu served prominently King Chulalongkorn of Thailand in a number of positions, among others as Chief of the Royal …

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New Chairman of Danish Vietnamese Association

New Chairman of Danish Vietnamese Association

A generational change took place at the General Assembly of The Danish Vietnamese Association (DVA) on 13 March, where 72 year old Jørgen Prag was succeeded as chairman by 35 year old Jonas WS Andersen. Jørgen Prag stepped down after almost 20 years of chairing DVA. ”It is quite a responsibility to take over – especially from such a well-liked …

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Stockholm and KTH Smart Cities to Hong Kong

Stockholm and KTH Smart Cities to Hong Kong

Business Sweden in Singapore and Hong Kong, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and the Consulate General in Hong Kong, are arranging a delegation from City of Stockholm and KTH Royal Institute of Technology during 4-7 April. The focus of the delegation will be on Smart City Solutions, in which both Singapore and Hong Kong have a …

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Danish elite students met supremacy from Singapore

Danish elite students met supremacy from Singapore

Danish elite students lost to Singaporean elite students in the big international Copenhagen Business School case competition 2016. This is the fourth time a team from National University of Singapore wins the CBS Case Competition. Danish victory or not, the Danish students won acknowledge from the largest telephone company in Denmark, TDC. 12 teams, 7 days, 2 cases, 1 winner. …

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Danish Consulate General Shanghai meets tourist agencies

Danish Consulate General Shanghai meets tourist agencies

On 9 March 2016 The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai hosted 27 attendees, representing 23 Chinese travel agencies, to learn more about Danish visa application procedures. Mogens Pedersen, the head of the visa department, initiated the meeting by welcoming all attending travel agencies and proceeded with a short presentation on the different visa application types, as well as giving …

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‘Modern Danish’ at Design Shanghai 2016 fair

‘Modern Danish’ at Design Shanghai 2016 fair

On 9 – 12 March 2016 the ‘Modern Danish’ pavilion opened its doors to Chinese trade visitors during the four day long Design Shanghai fair - offering Chinese audience a chance to sneak peek at modern Danish lifestyle. The Danish Trade Council’s design and retail sector team had this year partnered up with fast-growing Chinese design firm WoWdsgn and selected …

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Swedish retail seminar to KL and Singapore

Swedish retail seminar to KL and Singapore

A Retail Seminar series for top executives by-invitation-only on the topic: “Enhance customer experience – how to increase productivity through innovation” will be held at Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on 26 and 27 of April respectively. The event is addressing the current challenges facing the retail industry, including how to further secure and streamline daily operations, …

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Swedish tourist drowns in Vietnamese beach town

Swedish tourist drowns in Vietnamese beach town

A Swedish man drowned in the southern beach town Vung Tau on 14 March, in the evening after he was caught in a rip current, reports thanhniennews.com. Sjogard Peter Larks Niklas, 43, was among a group of 10 tourists from the northern city of Hai Phong. They went for a swim right after arrival at nearly 6 p.m. Monday. Local …

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Swedish Dads embassy exhibition in Hanoi

Swedish Dads embassy exhibition in Hanoi

In connection to the International Women’s Day the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, on 3 March, inaugurated a photo exhibition on gender equality; ’Swedish Dads’ by Swedish photographer Johan Bävman.  Ambassador Camilla Mellander made the opening remarks at the embassy. There was also a short Q&A with a panel comprised of Swedish dads, a Vietnamese dad and representatives from UN …

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Finnish trade delegation visits Vietnam

Finnish trade delegation visits Vietnam

On 6–11 March 2016 Finland's Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka lead a Team Finland business delegation to Vietnam. Visiting both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the companies in the delegation represented education, cleantech and ICT. Finland is known to be a dynamic society with particular expertise in technology and innovations. The country´s Cleantech and ICT solutions …

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Finnish investment fund signs agreement with Vietnam Ministry

Finnish investment fund signs agreement with Vietnam Ministry

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) have signed a memorandum of understanding with The Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The agreement was signed by Director General of TEKES Pekka Soini and the Deputy Minister of MOST Tran …

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Finland gives 4 million Euros to Myanmar Development

Finland gives 4 million Euros to Myanmar Development

Finland's government has given 4 million Euros for The United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) development actions in Myanmar, supporting the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability. "We look forward to deepening our partnership with UNDP. One of Finland’s development priorities is to support the democratization of political institutions and to improve …

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Dreaming big with Frontier in Southeast Asia

Dreaming big with Frontier in Southeast Asia

Asia as growth market and start-up scene for Nordic companies and entrepreneurs is assisted by Finnish fundraiser and consulting firm In the Digital economy (or New economy), where disruptive innovations, start-ups and other service-oriented growth companies are increasingly dominating business, Asia is a market to be reckoned with, thanks partly to a blossoming entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. Westerners, including …

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