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Telenor’s dtac gives Thailand’s spectrum auction thumbs down

The writing was already on the wall for Thailand’s regulator National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). In addition to another operator having already opted out Total Access Communication PCL, (Dtac), Norwegian Telenor’s Thailand-base operator, had repeatedly flagged its objections concerning the upcoming 1800 MHz spectrum auction. On 9 April dtac urged (handing and official letter…

Nordic health companies to attend Teachsauce Bangkok summit

Five Nordic companies within the health sector (two from Denmark, two from Finland and one from Sweden) will be represented at the 2018 edition of Thailand’s tech start-up event Techsauce Global Summit as part of its Health Tech stage. Susie A. Ruff, CEO and Executive Adviser of RUFF & Co. Business Innovation from Denmark co-curates…

dtac accelerate ‘batch 5’ start-up raises funding

Cookly, the leading platform for cooking classes and culinary experiences around the world has announced a Pre-Series A funding round led by Zcoin founder Poramin Insom. Zcoin ranks among the top 100 most valuable cryptocurrencies worldwide. Venture Capital 500 TukTuks, who also invested in the previous seed funding, followed on in this round. “We strongly…

Postponed Finnish minister visit to Thailand set for August

The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä, is now set to visit Thailand in August 2018. Businesses are invited to join the Team Finland business delegation to Thailand where the high level visit will explore new business opportunities, in particular within energy and digitalization. This visit was originally planned for June 2018 and was…

Swedish Stena invests in debt collection company Collectius

Collectius, a Swedish-Singaporean debt collection and receivables acquisition company with close to 20 years of experience in the South East Asian region, has announced the conglomerate Stena as its new investor, making a multimillion dollar equity injection and increases its commitment through a credit line. Being one of the largest family-owned companies in Sweden Stena…

Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Metaltech Malaysia: Monitor ERP System invited to Swedish ‘Fika’

During 23 – 26 May the Monitor ERP Southeast Asia team attended the Metaltech 2018 trade show in Kuala Lumpur, their biggest appearance yet in the region – as Gold Sponsor. Being of Swedish origin, and including many Swedish members in the recently strengthened Malaysia-based team, their CEO Mr Morgan Persson from the headquarters also…

Augmented reality and machine learning next for games producer Jakob Lykkegaard

Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen, known from the gaming company Playlab, is clearly one of those uniquely talented entrepreneurs – and who is making it in Asia while having the whole world as his market. At the age of just thirty Jakob has already succeeded in doing two start-up exits. With his new venture Lykke Studios he…

Sweden’s Monitor ERP System a proven key enabler for Southeast Asian manufacturers

If there’s one incontestable truth today in the global manufacturing ecosystem, is that it looks nothing like that of the past. It wasn’t long ago when manufacturers planned their production on assumptions supported by information originating from a linear supply chain. Product variables were limited, life cycles were long, and customer demand forecast variability was…

Startup Commons invites to Startup Thailand

The Finnish company Startup Commons, will run a workshop ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development‘ on Friday, 18 May from 10.00 – 12.00 at Workshop Room 1 at the StartupThailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Its CEO Oscar Ramirez Munoz will present how to support development of start-up ecosystems with right…