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ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe

ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe

ScandAsia appeals for people to buy a paid subscription to the monthly ScandAsia paper magazines. "We appeal to our readers because …

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Nordic midsummer celebration in Manila

Nordic midsummer celebration in Manila

Nordic Business Council of the Philippines (NBCP) brought together members and guests to celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Makati Garden Club on 25 June 2016. “The evening was a blast - everybody got a kick out of the potato sack race and egg relay around the midsummer pole, while the kids had a great time in the magic show. …

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NBCP held Renewable Energy Seminar

NBCP held Renewable Energy Seminar

On 14 June, Nordic Business Council of the Philippines, NBCP, held a Renewable Energy Seminar at the New World Hotel to discuss the current outlook and future prospects of the sector in the country. NBCP gathered some of the most influential players of the local renewable energy industry for a seminar at the New World Makati Hotel on June 14, …

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Farewell and welcoming at Carlsberg Malaysia

Farewell and welcoming at Carlsberg Malaysia

Guests were present at the cocktail reception to bid adieu to outgoing Managing Director, Henrik Juel Andersen (right) and new Managing Director, Lars Lehmann (left). Carlsberg Malaysia arranged a cocktail reception in Kuala Lumpur to welcome Lars Lehmann, taking over the role as Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia on 1 July 2016, and to bid adieu to outgoing Managing Director, …

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Swedish National Day celebration 2016 Hanoi

Swedish National Day celebration 2016 Hanoi

  On 6 June the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi invited guests for the celebration of the National Day. Here is a glimpse of the evening. Entertainment for the evening was: DJ: Jonathan Glaser. Live Music: Funkestra  

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Check Inn 99 and Admirals Pub plan to merge

Check Inn 99 and Admirals Pub plan to merge

Admiral's Pub @ 24 - Pub & Restaurant - plans to merge with Check Inn 99 which has now moved out of its original location between Sukhumvit Soi 5 an 7. "Our idea is to work together and change the concept at The Admiral's a bit with the start on Sunday 10 July with afternoon Jazz and Jamming with a …

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Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director

With almost 30 years of experience in diplomacy and international relations, Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup can be described as a diplomatic powerhouse. From March 2016 she was appointed new Executive Director at Asia House in Copenhagen. ScandAsia talked to her about herself and her new life in Denmark. Susanne’s career started in 1987 when she graduated from Copenhagen University with a …

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Cambodia celebrates Swedish National Day in style

Cambodia celebrates Swedish National Day in style

6 June 2016 fell on a Monday, as the Embassy of Sweden Phnom Phen celebrated the Swedish National Day in style at the InterContinental Hotel. The event was presided over by guest of honour, Prak Sokhonn, senior minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and hosted by Swedish Ambassador Anna Maj Hultgård. More than 350 distinguished guests attended, including government …

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EU funds Swedish transparency effort in Cambodia

EU funds Swedish transparency effort in Cambodia

On 23 June 2016 Sweden and European Union, EU signed a three-year agreement through which the EU will provide 7 Million Euro to Sweden for targeted capacity building. Sweden will co-finance the program with about 3.3 million Euro. The Partnership for Accountability and Transparency (PAT) program aims at strengthening the priority areas of Cambodia's PFM reform: revenue mobilization, economic statistics, …

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Swe Ambassador’s Cambodia posting ends

Swe Ambassador’s Cambodia posting ends

In early July 2016 Ambassador Anna Maj Hultgård’s posting as Sweden’s Ambassador to Phnom Penh came to an end.  During her week of farewell the Ambassador met with Prime Minister Hun Sen, President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, ministers, diplomatic missions, opposition party leader, civil society partners, colleagues and friends to Sweden. “Ambassador Anna Maj …

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Dane is New Director at Big Travel Group in Cambodia

Dane is New Director at Big Travel Group in Cambodia

The German travel agency, Diethelm Travel Group, appointed Danish Ronni Dalhoff as new Managning Director of Diethelm Travel Cambodia. "We look forward to welcoming Dalhoff to the Diethelm Travel Cambodia team," said Lisa Fitzell, Group Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Group in a press release. "His deep love and interest in the country, coupled with extensive experience in the hospitality …

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SwedCham Hong Kong recruiting General Manager

SwedCham Hong Kong recruiting General Manager

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is recruiting a new General Manager, with 31 August 2016 as application deadline. Swedcham functions as a business platform for Swedish and Swedish-related companies and individuals, currently with Eva Karlberg at the helm as its General Manager. The job ad reads as follows: Do you lead through others and find motivation by …

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Telenor appoints new CEO in Myanmar

Telenor appoints new CEO in Myanmar

Telenor Group has appointed Lars Erik Tellmann, 44, as CEO of Telenor Myanmar, effective 1 August 2016. Tellmann is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the same company. As part of this change, Tellmann will also join Telenor’s Group Executive Management. He will succeed Petter Furberg who will take a new position in Telenor Digital Businesses in Asia supporting business …

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Finnish and Swedish support to UNDP in Myanmar

Finnish and Swedish support to UNDP in Myanmar

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received an additional 30 million Swedish krona (approximately USD 3.6 M) from the Government of Sweden to support the agency’s work in Myanmar in the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability. The announcement on 17 June follows an initial contribution of 30 M Swedish krona received in 2014. UNDP Country …

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Swedish Government supports media-programme in Myanmar

Swedish Government supports media-programme in Myanmar

With a grant from the Swedish government the two organisations will continue their long-term engagement with Myanmar’s media Of the many changes that have taken place in the six years since democratic reforms took speed in Myanmar, the country’s media sector is perhaps the area in which the greatest leaps forward have been made. A new media law, the establishment …

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Swe ambassador visits berrypickers in Isan, Thailand

Swe ambassador visits berrypickers in Isan, Thailand

Sweden's Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Staffan Herrström writes on 8 July 2016: "Taking a stroll in a village in Mancha Khiri District, Khon Kaen province, where I visited 14 Thai farmers who are on their way to Sweden for seasonal berry-picking jobs. Some of them have been doing it for 10 years! We had a very nice chat." Source: Ambassador …

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Travel while working: Life of digital nomads

Travel while working: Life of digital nomads

The Danish couple Nicolaj Jensen and Malene Vinter are on the run. Not from war or persecution, but from the trivialities and stagnation of the everyday life. They are digital nomads; an increasingly popular phenomenon where people travel the world while working. “We love staying on a small island. You can do meetings with customers in the morning, then go scuba …

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