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Danish ambassador visited B&O Play Singapore

Danish ambassador visited B&O Play Singapore

Danish Ambassador H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard in early May paid a visit to B&O PLAY's regional office in Singapore. Bang & Olufsen is regarded as leader of Danish creativity. It works with independent designers and tries to change the traditional concept of how audio and video products look like. Its products aim to include technology, quality, design and functionality, in …

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Finnish Big Bang Legends educational game success launched on Android

Finnish Big Bang Legends educational game success launched on Android

Lightneer, a new company consisting in some of Finland's game industry veterans, launched their game Big Big Bang Legends on Android for the first time on 2 May. This followed a launch event in Hong Kong, and the game is now available for a free download from Appstore and Google Play in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and …

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Geely to become shareholder in Danish Saxo Bank

Geely to become shareholder in Danish Saxo Bank

On 5 May 2017 Saxo Bank Group announced that it as received an offer from Geely International Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (“Geely Group”), to become a key shareholder in Saxo to enable the bank to capitalise on global growth opportunities. Lars Seier Christensen, co-founder of Saxo, has received an offer and agreed to …

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European Union Film Festival

Sweden and Finland are among the countries promoted as the European Union Film Festival takes place for the 27th time on 11-21 May 2017. In the setting of National Gallery Singapore, 27 movies from 27 European countries will be presented. Award winning Finnish Film “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki”, a true story about a famous Finnish …

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17 May at Sjomannskirken

Norwegian Constitution Day is moving closer and the Norwegian Seamen Church in Singapore is preparing 17 May celebrations.  Wednesday 17 May 2017 will be a day filled with songs, games, cakes and delicious food for anyone who signs up for the event at the Norwegian Seamen Church. You can sign up for the event here. Price for joining is SGD30.

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Chr. Hansen – Improving Food & Health, Wednesday 24 May 2017

Something big is happening in the world of food and health.  Chr. Hansen Executive Vice President Sten Estrup Nielsen and the APAC team in Singapore are hosting an event to present the company’s products and share how they turn insights into opportunities. ​Every day, more than 1 billion people worldwide consume a product with a natural Chr. Hansen ingredient. Significant …

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Tom Sorensen joins Boyden Thailand as Partner

Tom Sorensen joins Boyden Thailand as Partner

Tom Sorensen has left Grant Thornton to team up with Boyden Thailand as a Partner. “I was attracted by Boyden’s business model that combines retained search, interim management executives and human capital consulting," Tom Sorensen said. "Boyden’s global network brings a uniform approach to top executive and management recruitment, a common global technology platform and the world’s best CRM client and candidate …

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Swedish embassy Kuala Lumpur introduced Sweden to Malaysian students

Swedish embassy Kuala Lumpur introduced Sweden to Malaysian students

On April 24 the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, the Swedish Institute and representatives from Lund University and the Royal Institute of Technology KTH organized a pre-departure event for 28 students from Malaysian universities accepted for post-graduate university studies in Sweden. Lund University. Photo: Kennet Ruona The Ambassador of Sweden Mr Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt started the event by giving the …

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Minister goes Viking biking, discuss equality and environment in Jakarta

Minister goes Viking biking, discuss equality and environment in Jakarta

Biking through the streets of Jakarta to promote a more climate friendly way of commuting, signing agreements on government cooperation on water and waste management, talking interreligious dialogue and women in Islam, promoting youth engagement and protecting rainforests. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, had a busy schedule on her four day visit to Indonesia. From 30 April to …

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Got no money? Don't expect to leave Thai jail

Got no money? Don't expect to leave Thai jail

Denmark and other foreign countries have a bilateral agreement with Thailand allowing prisoners to be transferred to their home countries after serving a certain amount of years, depending on the length of penalty the prisoner has been given. But despite the bilateral agreement, prisoners should not expect to get out if they have a fine and cannot pay it. Light …

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