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No Signboard Seafood buys brewery to spice up the Danish-style lager

No Signboard Seafood buys brewery to spice up the Danish-style lager

Diners at No Signboard Seafood will soon be able to chug down a chilli beer with their chilli crab dish or have a can of white pepper beer with their pepper crab. Mr Sam Lim of No Signboard Seafood wants to come up with all kinds of beer, having bought over Singapore-based brewery Draft Denmark. …

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ST Photo: Seah Kwang Peng 

The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore

The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore

The leading international startup and technology event Slush will again reach Shanghai and Singapore this year. The event aims to facilitate startups and technology talents to meet with big investors, executives and media. Born in Finland in 2008, Slush has grown from a local 300-person event to a series of leading startup events around the world. …

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Photo credit: Todd Hixon 

Helsinki and Singapore rated the two best cities in the world for startup workers

Helsinki and Singapore rated the two best cities in the world for startup workers

Helsinki: a city in the cold north with about 620.000 citizens. Singapore: a city just above the Equator with a population of 5.6 million. There is a 9274.65 km flightdistance between to two cities. So what do they have in common? Well, they are both excellent places to live if you are looking to work in the …

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Hundreds of Santas gather in Denmark for World Santa Claus Congress

Hundreds of Santas gather in Denmark for World Santa Claus Congress

Hundreds of people with long, white beards and dressed in red suits and caps have gathered in Denmark for the annual World Santa Claus Congress that took place on July 24-27 2017. Especially the Nordic countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden were well represented with Santas. But the world is clearly packed with white bearded old men. …

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Photo by Sarah Christine Noergaard/EPA 

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The Danish government collaborates to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

The Danish government collaborates to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

A sustainable solution for the municipal solid waste (MSW) challenge in Indonesia is in progress as a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia, located in Cilacap, Central Java. The collaborative effort between …

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Modern slavery risks to increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery risks to increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work is common. However, …

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Now 16 flights Helsinki-Bangkok every week

Now 16 flights Helsinki-Bangkok every week

Last week Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven hosted Finnair networking reception at the residence to announce Finnair's new daily late evening flight operating from Bangkok during the winter 2017–2018 season. This coming season two additional weekly frequencies will be added to the Bangkok route, bringing the total number of flights between Helsinki and Bangkok to 16 weekly.

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The partial Norwegian owned company Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt

The partial Norwegian owned company Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt

One of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of paper across South East Asia with customers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong goes bankrupt. The Norwegian company Norske Skog is a partial owner of the company together with Hong Leong Group, The New Straits Times Press, and Rimbunan Hijau Group. The board of directors has concluded that the company no …

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Johan Uddman – a Swedish Fintech start-up investor in China

Johan Uddman – a Swedish Fintech start-up investor in China

Johan Uddman is the Swede in Shanghai who is strongly involved in building the local ecosystem for financial technology, or fintech start-ups. He is responsible for JadeValue (a CashBUS subsidiary) – a fintech investor and incubator space located in the heart of the financial centre of Shanghai. And now JadeValue InsurTech incubator has also opened. Johan Uddman is the Swede …

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Swedish insurance company BIMA and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) sign agreement

Swedish insurance company BIMA and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) sign agreement

The Swedish insurance company BIMA and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), officially partnered to increase transparency in business practices, signing a memorandum of understanding at ACU headquarters on Monday August 7 2017. BIMA is the largest life-insurance provider in Cambodia, where corrupt practices make up everyday life. To disassemble Cambodia’s culture of corruption the private sector must be a part of …

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Dr. Chandra Muzaffar: We should consider the education system of Finland

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar: We should consider the education system of Finland

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar calls on the Conference of Malay Rulers to initiate a review on the education system in Malaysia to enhance the importance on moral values with the aim of reducing social problems among students. To do so he suggests looking at the education system of Finland, where the moral values are strong even though the people are not …

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Half Vietnamese beauty wins Miss Universe Norway

Half Vietnamese beauty wins Miss Universe Norway

Kaja Caroline Kojan was crowned Miss Universe Norway in Wallmans Oslo Saturday July 29 2017.  The 20-year-old has a Norwegian mother and a Vietnamese father. The competition has been going on for over 10 months, where the contestants have collected points based on how they did on a variety of activities. These include reaching out to the press, involvement in charity …

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DABS: Nordic Golf Tournament 2017

​Members of the four Nordic business associations in Singapore invite you once again to the annual Nordic Golf Tournament on 13 September 2017. The match takes place at the beautiful Island Course @ Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), 180 Island Club Road Singapore 578774. The event starts with lunch followed by golf and dinner. The primary objective of the tournament, which is open to both men and …

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