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Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 in Singapore

The Norwegian Business Association Singapore has announced the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit to take place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in 1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions…

Håkan Alm spearheads the economic-IT academic combo

Swedish expat in Thailand, Mr Håkan Alm has refocused and returned to the academic world. From IT service provider for the international businesses community and beyond, primarily in Bangkok, for many years including the role as Scandinavian Airlines Systems’ go-to guy in Asia when it came to any IT needs and troubleshooting, he suddenly decided…

Danish start-up Ernit, Nordic participation at Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

Singapore FinTech Festival returned for its second year during 13-17 November 2017, with strong Nordic participation, including Danish and Swedish fintech delegations. Singapore is a financial hub and ranks as fourth on the Global Financial Centre Index 2017. Singapore’s Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) organised this massive festival as a way for the City State…

Esben Poulsson is proud to be in shipping

At age 17, Esben Poulsson crossed the Pacific Ocean, working on a Columbus Line vessel in the summer of 1966. Now, he has more than 45 years of experience in the shipping business and holds 6 non-executive directorships and leading roles in two maritime associations. The industry is facing big changes but Mr. Poulsson does…

Thammasat first university to use Swedish Husqvarna grass mowers

On 14 November Thammasat University gathered the media as well as various university representatives to announce the official delivery of Husqvarna’s (Sweden) Robotic Automovers to be used for the upkeep of the football field lawn at the Bangkok Campus. Assistant Professor Dr Prinya Thaewnarumitkul, who also holds the position as Vice Rector for Administration and…

Denmark and Singapore strengthen promising fintech collaboration

Denmark attended Singapore FinTech Festival with a big delegation as a continuation of intentions to establish fintech (financial technology) collaborations and expand business opportunities further, following two MoUs signed between Denmark and Singapore earlier in the year. And Copenhagen FinTech’s CEO returned back home mighty impressed. Back in May Copenhagen FinTech and Singapore Fintech Hub…

Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…

Innovative Finnish solutions at Saigon Innovation Week

During 23-28 October Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Science and Technology and Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme – IPP organised the ‘HCMC Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Week 2017’ (WHISE 2017), opened by H.E Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto. The Saigon Innovation Week, which included hundreds of innovative activities, was an opportunity to…

Swedish delegation, Nordic participation in Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

As the annual Singapore FinTech Festival (organised by Monetary Authority of Singapore) returns on 13-17 November 2017 it comes with strong elements of Nordic participation, including a Swedish business delegation. By arranging the festival Singapore is out to benefit from Fintech (financial technology) – and learn from its peers. The festival features workshops, a 3-day…

Copenhagen ranked the smartest city in the world – Singapore is second

The Danish capital just peeked at the top of the list over smart cities in the world. When it comes to digital evolution and smarter solutions for a city’s citizens, Copenhagen is in the lead. Singapore comes in second, striving to become the world’s first smart nation. Behind the 2017 Smart Cities Index is European…