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Nevs presented InMotion Concept in Shanghai

Nevs presented InMotion Concept in Shanghai

Former Saab Automobile, Nevs, offering a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings, displayed the new InMotion Concept for the very first time at the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai. “This is not a normal car - it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel safe and efficiently through a …

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Hong Kong and Sweden enters working holiday scheme

Hong Kong and Sweden enters working holiday scheme

On 28 June the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ was officially signed by the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and the Secretary for Labour Welfare of the HKSAR Stephen Sui. This means from 1 January 2018 youths in Hong Kong can apply for a working holiday visa to Sweden, and vice versa. The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr …

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University of Helsinki to build an air quality station in Beijing

University of Helsinki to build an air quality station in Beijing

The University of Helsinki and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, BUCT, have concluded a cooperation agreement to build a SMEAR station in Beijing, a station for monitoring ecosystem-atmosphere relations, writes University of Helsinki on 29 June 2017. The contract entails a large amount of funding from China. The agreement was concluded in conjunction with Prime Minister of Finland, Juha …

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Nokia signs deal with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

Nokia signs deal with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi have signed a business collaboration agreement and a multi-year patent agreement on Wednesday 5 July 2017.  The deal includes a cross license to each company's cellular standard essential patents. Xiaomi also acquired patent assets from Nokia as part of the transaction. "Xiaomi is one of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted …

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China also wants to hygge

China also wants to hygge

On a grey and rainy day in Beijing, Danish pastry, tea and coffee were lined up for curios Chinese journalists as ‘The little book of hygge: the Danish way to live well’ was launched at the Danish Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday 4 July 2017. The book about hygge is written by happiness researcher Meik Wiking, and has had great …

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Christa Lund Herum new Danish priest in Bangkok

Christa Lund Herum new Danish priest in Bangkok

Christa Lund Herum has been selected as the first priest at the new Danish Church in Thailand. Technically, her title is pastor, but since the English word priest and the Danish title præst is so close, most Danes will probably call her priest. The 53-year old Dane currently lives in Cambodia, where she is working for Danmission as Dialogue and …

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Norway discuss small state challenges with Singapore

Norway discuss small state challenges with Singapore

Vivian Balakrishnan, Minster of Foreign Affairs Singapore, and Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs Norway. Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visited Singapore on 4-5 June 2017. During his visit he met with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, NBAS. Meeting with Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs, the two foregign ministers discussed the …

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Swedish NHL star inspires young hockey players in Bangkok

Swedish NHL star inspires young hockey players in Bangkok

In the front row sat five young aspiring hockey players and watched in awe as the Chicago Blackhawks defenceman, Johnny Oduya, talked about playing the game they all love, and playing it professionally in the National Hockey League, NHL.  The Sweden-born, two times Stanley Cup winner and Olympic silver medallist visited The Rink at Central Rama 9 in Bangkok for …

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From an industrial era to the businesses of the future: Göran Seifert

From an industrial era to the businesses of the future: Göran Seifert

Mr Göran Seifert, MD at Anda Pacific, a consultancy firm, is a long-term resident of Singapore. Sitting on a wealth of experiences over the course of his 40-year career, he is today a sought-after advisor to various businesses, serves on a number of boards, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the younger generation through guest lectures at Singapore’s top universities. …

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Culture of innovation brings out the business formula for tomorrow

Culture of innovation brings out the business formula for tomorrow

All about digital transformation with Acoustic There is a buzz around ‘digital transformation’. Everybody reads and hears about it these days. But what does it actually mean for one’s business? And how can, or should, one go about addressing it? As there is a Nordic person based in Singapore, and who has made it into his service to help companies …

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