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Anders Fagerdahl new Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region

In April 2017, Anders Fagerdahl took over as Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and oversees the bank's business in entire South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand. He heads the Singapore Branch and is also responsible for Handelsbanken Representative Offices in Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Sydney. Anders Fagerdahl has been …

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Lego campaign launched in Indonesia

Lego campaign launched in Indonesia

On 23 May the Danish Ambassador Casper Klynge took part in the launch of the Lego 'BuildAmazing' campaign. The campaign is exclusively developed for a handful of markets, including Indonesia and is to emphasize the importance of creativity in play. Lego has fuelled children’s creativity for 85 years and have ambitions to proceed making children unleash their creative potential and …

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Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt visited Monitor ERP System in Penang

Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt visited Monitor ERP System in Penang

In early June Monitor ERP System’s office in Penang, Malaysia, had the pleasure to welcome His Excellency, Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador of Malaysia. Monitor ERP is a Swedish provider of a market-leading enterprise resource planning system, with fast customer growth in Southeast Asia. The Ambassador also joined for a customer meeting to a local company with long successful business relationships …

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Denmark met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia

Denmark met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia

On 22 May Ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge, and Minister Counsellor, Nina Talvela together with Bent Urup from Aqua Partners A/S and Michael Aaman from Veolia met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia. They talked about the Danish Malaysian cooperation within agriculture, following the signing of the bilateral agreement MOU and further discussed how to create more and better seafood using …

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Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia

Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916 at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, in honour of …

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D2 Real Estate

D2 Real Estate: A new concept

The former Danish top travel agent, who established one of Europe’s biggest charter travel bureaus in the late 1990s, Jens Brochner Nielsen, who was originally educated as accountant, came to Thailand in 2004 after having sold his travel empire to one of the World’s biggest tour operators. He established D2 Real Estate with an early retirement in mind and just …

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New schools and water supply system for Mon community

New schools and water supply system for Mon community

Students and the only teacher in Snit Kwee village chat during the mid-day school break in their new classroom. On Monday 5 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon visited the Kroeng Batoi Area in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, where Norway in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has initiated a project to support the recovery of Mon communities …

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Midsummer and chicken dance in Beijing

Midsummer and chicken dance in Beijing

Finnish Midsummer spirit was brought to Beijing as Finns and Chinese gathered for at fun evening at the Finnish Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday 7 June 2017. The night included interesting speakers, company introduction, a tasty Finnish buffet and plenty of drinks. SuomiFinland 100 Group, Embassy of Finland in Beijing and Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries had …

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Swedish Innovation Forum held in Hong Kong

Swedish Innovation Forum held in Hong Kong

The Swedish National Day in Hong Kong was celebrated with an Innovation Forum and evening reception. Over 300 persons participated during the day. "The world continues to face extensive and complex challenges requiring innovative solutions. The climate change, the ageing of the population, the threat to democratic values, the need for better education, the transformation of the jobs due to …

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A true, global business angel: Dusan Stojanovic

A true, global business angel: Dusan Stojanovic

During the first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit held in Singapore (2016), when it was time to talk start-ups, Mr Dusan Stojanovic showed up in the panel of speakers on stage. Dusan represents the hard-to-get venture capital (VC) category of financing for growth businesses. Probably not too many in the audience knew who he was but within the fast-growing financial …

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