Eva Eriksen

Denmark to abolish ship registration fee

The Danish government proposes removing the ship registration fee on merchant ships to boost the growth of vessels waving the Danish flag. On 30 august 2017 the Danish government submitted its plan as part of its intensions to boost the Danish Economy. Moreover, the Danish shipping companies are pleased with this proposal. “Today, it can…

Mass fainting in H&M factory in Cambodia

73 female workers fainted at an H&M garment factory on Wednesday 30 August 2017  in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. However, no problems were found with the factory during a following inspection completed by Labor Ministry officials and local authorities. The workers who fainted at the Berry Apparel factory at about 8:30 were found to have low…

Vietnam wants rights to Finland’s education programs

Education officials from Vietnam are in Finland to learn about the country’s education programs from elementary school to undergraduate level. A delegation led by Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education, held talks with their Finnish counterparts on Monday 28 august 2017. The purpose of the talks is to acquire the rights to publish Finnish educational…

SwedCham – the new Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

The 35-year-old Swedish Business Association in Singapore officially transformed into a Chamber of Commerce, SwedCham, in July 2017. The chamber has a new General Manager, Cecilia Oskarsson, and a new President, Jan Stjernström. With two pairs of fresh eyes in charge, the Swedish Business Association Singapore has officially converted into a Chamber of Commerce. The…

Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…

Swedish ONE Championship fighter: Philippines is home

Welterweight competitor Zebastian Kadestam is born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, but now he takes pride in representing his second home, which is the Philippines. With a professional record of 9-3, Kadestam believes that the country’s mixed martial arts scene played a pivotal role in his career and to where he is presently. Mixed Martial…

Finnair: Three new weekly frequencies to Bangkok

Finnair will add capacity to its popular long-haul destination Bangkok for the summer 2018 season. That means three new weekly frequencies will be added to the Bangkok route, serving 10 weekly frequencies during the summer season and 16 frequencies during the winter season. “Traffic between Europe and Asia continues to grow, and Finnair’s expanding network…

New IKEA distribution center for Asean in Malaysia

The Swedish-founded furniture retailer IKEA will be establishing a regional distribution and supply chain center for Asean in Malaysia. An investment of RM908 million (SEK1718 million). It will become among the top 10 largest regional distribution centers of the Ikea Group globally, adopting the structure and technology of Ikea’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany, said the Malaysian Investment…