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Norwegian awarded ‘Best European low-cost airline’

Norwegian has been awarded “Best European low-cost airline” by AirlineRatings.com. The jury praises Norwegian’s ability to offer its passengers an innovative quality product at a low fare. ”I am very pleased and happy about this recognition. This proves that passengers appreciate our brand new, more environmentally friendly and comfortable aircraft, free inflight WiFi and low…

Sweden’s COMSOL sets up shop in China

COMSOL announced on 14 January 2014 a new subsidiary located in China with the opening of offices in Shanghai and Beijing. The new offices establish COMSOL direct operations in China by providing software sales, exceptional technical support, comprehensive training sessions, hands-on workshops, user conferences, and customer events. As a part of this opportunity, COMSOL product…

Ikea opens one more store in Malaysia

Swedish furniture chain Ikea plans to open a second store in Malaysia. The store will be located within a commercial development by Penang Development Corporation in Batu Kawan, Penang and is expected to be completed in five years, reported insideretail.asia. “The 245 acres development in Batu Kawan will include 30 acres for the development of…

Niels Henrik Hansen says goodbye to SAS Bangkok

On Thursday January 9 Scandinavian Airlines hosted this month’s Nordic networking event at Admirals Pub in Bangkok. On that occasion the Director and General Manager of SAS Southeast Asia Niels Henrik Hansen said goodbye to the community associated with the Nordic Chambers of Commerce who attended the event. Not only was he leaving his job…

Norway’s salmon export value soars despite weak China’s demand

Despite sizable decline in salmon exports to China, which dropped by 5,000 tonnes, overall export value totalled NOK39.8 billon (USD6.4 million) in 2013, or a 35 per cent up on the previous year — due to reduced production and record prices, according to Norwegian Seafood Council. “A reduction in salmon production in Norway combined with…