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Singapore seminar with Handelsbanken Chief Strategist Claes Måhlén

Out of the rabbit hole or through the looking glass? In order to counteract the great recession and the deepest financial crisis in generations, central bankers have dug deep into the toolbox of unconventional policy tools, crossing previous boundaries of monetary policy. As the world economy gathers pace, central banks will try to change course…

Swe start-up Covr’s banking security draws Bangkok Bank’s interest

When Bangkok Bank in connection to the ‘Startup Thailand 2017’ event announced Thailand’s first ever, international fintech accelerator programme one of the selected eight start-ups was Swedish. Covr Security, or Covr in short, had been selected to join the newly launched Bangkok Bank InnoHub, where the Thai bank had partnered up with Nest, an experienced…

Swedish fintech start-up completed Bangkok Bank’s InnoHub accelerator

During ‘Demo Day’ for Bangkok Bank’s InnoHub fintech accelerator, Covr Security from Sweden, one of only eight selected start-ups for the programme, attended to present their plans to Thai and international investors, particularly those in Asean. These potential investors include Bangkok Bank and its subsidiary Bualuang Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on small and…

Danish start-up finalist in Singapore’s Global FinTech competition

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 15 September announced a Danish start-up, ERNIT, among the finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards. These are among the highlights of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, which will take place in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017. In May 2017, MAS published a…

Saxo Bank held presentation on future in Asia

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board at Saxo Bank A/S, Kim Fournais, was the keynote speaker and spoke of SaxoBank’s visions for future involvement in Asia during a meeting at AsiaHouse in Copenhagen, reported the Embassy Of Denmark Bangkok on 1 August 2017. Six Danish ambassadors to Asia – including Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel…

Swe ambassador, among others, tested Kuala Lumpur’s new MRT

A guided MRT ride for Foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners to experience the newly-launched MRT and connectivity of Greater Kuala Lumpur was arranged on 9 August by InvestKL, in collaboration with Prasarana and TRX. Prasarana is the asset owner and operator of the country’s three LRT networks and the KL Monorail; in addition to the…

Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

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.…

Finnish speakers at Thai forum for Regional Trade

Finland had the privilege of having two speakers at the Regional Trade and Development Forum of Thailand’s International Institute for Trade and Development on 20 July. Chargé d’Affaires Katarina Tapio from the Embassy presented how Finland sees education as the key to future jobs and prosperity. She shared the secrets behind Finland’s educational excellence, which…

Singapore and Denmark signs FinTech agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, Danish FSA, signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which aims to help FinTech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets on Wednesday 28 June 2017. The agreement will enable both regulators to refer FinTech companies to their counterparts. MAS and…