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Finland and Norway to connect with China through trans-Arctic data cable

Finland and Russia are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China, the Independent Barents Observer reported. Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, reportedly brought up the possible Arctic data link in a Tuesday meeting in Moscow with Russia’s Minister of…

Helsinki networking for Finnish businesses in Vietnam

On 27 October Vietnamese Student Association in Finland (VSAF) arranges a networking event for Finnish companies with business projects in Vietnam. Get in touch with Vietnamese students in the central areas from 13:00 – 16:00, in Haaga-Helia Auditorium, Pasila Campus. This event is free of charge. VSAF believes this event will support Finnish companies with…

Breakthrough for Volvo hybrid buses Southeast Asia

Volvo Buses has announced receiving an order for 50 Volvo hybrid buses to Singapore. The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has awarded Volvo Buses an order for 50 Volvo 7900 Hybrids in continuation of its efforts to build a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet. “Not only can commuters expect quieter and smoother rides,…

Awarded Finnish Napue gin at Hong Kong festival

During 18-20 October, Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company & Runway Bar in Central, Hong Kong are teaming up to celebrate Gin Jubilee 2017. Over the course of three days the bar will be serving Kyrö’s award-winning Napue rye gin. Guests will also have early access to Runway bartender Tomi Ho’s signature Napue & Tonic beverage. Admission…

One year anniversary for Finnair’s A350 Helsinki – Singapore route

Finnair has celebrated their first anniversary of the A350 service between Helsinki, Finland and Singapore. “With pride, Finnair has been flying high with the great aircraft for the comfort of our passengers!” wrote General Manager Nick Naung Naung at Finnair in Singapore. Heralding a new and exciting chapter in Finnair’s 92 year history the Finnair…

Finnish education know-how promoted in Hong Kong, China

The Minister of Education of Finland, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and a Finnish Business Delegation visited the People’s Republic of China; Beijing and Hong Kong SAR on 9- 12 October 2017. Ms Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is the first Finnish Minister of Education and Science having visited Hong Kong. Her action packed program on October 11 contained a…

Apply for Hong Kong Swedish Foreign Trade Scholarship!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has proudly announced the first Swedish Foreign Trade Scholarship (Svenska Utrikeshandelsstipendiet) available for students from universities in Sweden! The scholarship by the Swedish Foreign Trade Association will allow a young professional to work at the office of SwedCham Hong Kong for 10 months during 2018 (starting at…

First ‘Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum’ in Singapore

The Arctic Frontiers Abroad Forum was held in Singapore for the first time on 29 September 2017. Mr Sam Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Manpower, delivered opening remarks at the forum titled ‘The Future of the Arctic: Geopolitical, Environmental and Business Perspectives’. Launched…

Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017

On 14 November Innovation Norway and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organising the ‘Norway-Singapore Maritime Digitalisation Forum 2017’ The maritime industry is facing up to a new world where digitalisation is embracing the world and creating unparalleled opportunity for development and innovation. Industry 4.0 concepts plus the evolution and advancement of existing…