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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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AstraZeneca’s new office in Bangkok inaugurated

AstraZeneca’s new office in Bangkok inaugurated

Last week, AstraZeneca’s new office in Bangkok was inaugurated by a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. The company has links to both Sweden and the UK, following a merger between the two companies Swedish Astra and British Zeneca in 1999. AstraZeneca is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and has been present in Thailand since 1983. As a true collaboration, …

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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

Photo: VOA 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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Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair with Thai buffalo leather

Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair with Thai buffalo leather

Denmark and Thailand came together in Bangkok at the opening of the House of Fritz Hansen, Bangkok. At the event, a craftsman of Fritz Hansen hand-stitched the iconic piece of Danish furniture – Arne Jacobsen’s Egg – which received an Asian touch by being upholstered by leather from a water buffalo.

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Scandinavian attendance at Techsauce start-up summit in Bangkok

Scandinavian attendance at Techsauce start-up summit in Bangkok

Global tech leaders gathered at Southeast Asia’s Techsauce Global Summit 2017 on 28-29 July in Bangkok, with several Scandinavians among the invited speakers. Henrik Hjelte (second from left), CEO at Cromaway, attended at panel on ‘Building a Trust Economy: The Success Stories of Blockchain’ Industrial Tech, UrbanTech, FinTech and Digital transformation were key trends as the summit drew more than …

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Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia

As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish Industry) and Tetra Pak presented …

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Other News:

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

Photo: VISIT FINLAND 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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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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The Danish government collaborates to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

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

Photo: umcasia.org 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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The partial Norwegian owned company Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt

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

istockphoto 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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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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The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore

The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore

Photo credit: Todd Hixon 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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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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No Signboard Seafood buys brewery to spice up the Danish-style lager

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

ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG 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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Hundreds of Santas gather in Denmark for World Santa Claus Congress

Hundreds of Santas gather in Denmark for World Santa Claus Congress

Photo by Sarah Christine Noergaard/EPA 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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Coming Event:

DTCC Networking Event, Bangkok

Join Danish Thai Chamber of Commerce on 17 August in celebrating the launch of the annual Member Directory 2017 of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce at the Admiral’s @24 Pub & restaurant After a longer period of delay the DTCC Member Directory is now ready and will be launched at the Business Networking Event on the 17 August 2017 at the Admiral’s Pub & …

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DTCC Networking event, Bangkok

Networking Event 21 September with Jyske Bank Gibraltar and Danish Loft Design Meet one of the Danish Thai Chamber of Commerce’s Gold Sponsors Jyske Bank, Gibraltar, at our business networking event, which this time will be hosted by Danish Loft Design in Soi Sawasdee at Sukhumvit Road. Jyske Bank is the third largest bank in Denmark and has international branches across Europe. Ever …

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SSS Crayfish

SSS is pleased to announce that the date for the traditional annual crayfish party for 2017 has been fixed for Saturday 16th September 2017. Details are still being worked out and will be sent out as soon as they have been completed, but please reserve the date in your calendar already now.

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