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Swedish geneticist receives prize in Singapore

Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo was awarded the 2013 Gruber Genetics Prize at the Marina Bay Sands convention centre, Singapore on April 16 for his work in evolutionary genetics. The prize, awarded by the US Yale University’s Gruber Foundation, includes US$500,000 (S$618,600) and a gold medal. Dr Paabo is considered the founder of molecular paleontology, the…

Philippines Norway Business Council selects new board

The Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBS) Networking Luncheon was held on 11 April 2013 at the I’m Angus Steak House in Yakal St. with the selection of the council’s new Board of Directors. The new Board of Directors are: Mr. Ivar Thomasli, Ms. Jannicke Steen Mr. Rodolfo T. Azanza Jr. Mr. Jan Andre’ Heggem, Public Relations…

Swede gets death penalty for drugs trafficking in Malaysia

A Swedish bar operator was sentenced to death by the High Court here on April 11 for trafficking in drugs two years ago, reported Asia One. Judge Noor Azian Shaari sentenced Ferry Linbark, 44, a Swedish of Iranian origin, after finding him guilty of trafficking in 4.3kg of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport…

Sweden and Denmark support Capacity Development programme in Vietnam

The Annual Review Meeting of the Capacity Development programme of the Inspectorate system in Vietnam (POSCIS) which is supported by Sweden, Denmark , the Netherlands and Canada was held in HCMC recently. The meeting gathered Inspectors from the Government Inspectorate and Inspectorate offices of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Public…

Swedish companies open automotive training academy in China

On April 3, representatives from the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing attended the inauguration of the Beijing Alignment Academy. The academy was founded by Swedish companies Car-O-Liner and Josam and will offer collision repair training courses to technicians, insurance personnel, car manufacturers, technical instructors and schools within the automotive industry. [wzslider autoplay=”true”] Photo:  Amelia Li…

Region Dalarna promotion office open in Wuhan

On 9 April a Region Dalarna promotion office was inaugurated in Wuhan, Hubei province. Representatives from the Embassy of Sweden were present at the inauguration. This is an additional step in the sisterhood cooperation between the provinces Dalarna and Hubei and the cities Borlänge and Wuhan. Opening of the Region Dalarna promotion office is intended…

Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs to visit China

A healthcare delegation headed by the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Mr Göran Hägglund, will visit China between 14 – 18 April. Minister Hägglund will have a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart at the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Minister Li Bin, on 15 April. Later the same day the Hägglund…

Viet Nam creates positive conditions for Finnish investors

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has affirmed Viet Nam’s willingness to create favourable conditions for Finnish investors, especially in fields where Finland has advantages, Vietnamnet Bridge reported. Ngan made the remarks at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for visiting Chair of the Audit Committee of the Finnish Parliament Tuija Brax, during…

Cambodian hotel employees set for exchange programme in Norway

Two Khmer employees from Soria Moria Boutique Hotel will relocate to Norway for a year in September, as part of an innovative new job swap scheme orchestrated by hotel founder Kristin Holdo Hansen, the Phnom Penh Post reported. Hansen conceived the employee exchange program as part of preparations for the eventual handover of Soria Moria…

Damco expands operations in Cambodia

Alongside growing Cambodian exports, Danish logistics company Damco opened a second CFS warehouse facility in Phnom Penh on April 5. According to the Phnompenh Post, the 10,500-square-metre facility, on National Road 4, brings the company’s total warehousing capacity in Cambodia to 16,500 square metres. “We have seen many new factories set up, especially in the…