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HCM City wants the Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer






HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong






Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced…

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…

Helsinki and Singapore rated the two best cities in the world for startup workers






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…

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.

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…

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.…

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. Industrial Tech, UrbanTech, FinTech and Digital transformation were key trends as the summit drew more than 250 global tech leaders and 6,000 participants around the world to share their knowledge and make…