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Ikano Southeast Asia’s shopping center expansion conquers Kuala Lumpur






In mid-March Ikano’s second in Malaysia, and in total its third shopping centre in Southeast Asia, opened to the public in downtown Kuala Lumpur – MyTOWN. Ikano has previously launched IPC Shopping Centre back in 2003, followed by Mega Bangna in Bangkok. Suitable MyTown is situated, but as a stand-alone building, right next to Malaysia’s…

Volvo Car Malaysia’s newest dealer in Penang






Volvo Car Malaysia on 7 July announced the appointment of its newest dealer, iRoll Auto Sdn Bhd, to better service its customers in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. The launch ceremony of iRoll’s 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) centre was attended by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade…

dtac accelerate start-ups awarded at Start-up Thailand 2017






Up-and-coming start-ups from dtac accelerate’s batch 5 group won multiple awards at Start-up Thailand 2017 held on July 6-9 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Tixget (Travel Tech) received a special prize from Creative Business Cup (CBC) to participate in the start-up competition in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 2017. Seekster (Property and Urban Tech) and…

Professor Bertil Andersson to retire as NTU President






Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced that its fourth President, the Swedish Professor Bertil Andersson will retire from the role at the end of 2017. Professor Subra Suresh, an eminent American scientist, engineer and entrepreneur chosen in 2010 by then-US President Barack Obama to lead the US National Science Foundation (NSF), will succeed…

Nordic Midsummer Night Feast held in Manila






  The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines thanks all who joined the Nordic Midsummer Night Feast at Makati Garden Club on June 24. Gathering together to celebrate the Summer Solstice was a blast! Everyone enjoyed themselves from the potato sack race to the egg relay around the Midsummer pole. “The sumptuous buffet dinner…

Hong Kong investment company starts two companies in Finland






The Hong Kong stock exchange listed investment holding company Paladin Ltd has established two technology companies in Finland. The company duo named Kindhelm and Pexraytech is set to conduct research and product development as well as carry out system integration projects and programs. InvestinFinland convinced the Hong Kong based Paladin group to grow its business…

Finland 100 Summer party held in Hong Kong






We love Finland – Finland 100 Summer party was attended 140 guests at Scandinavian restaurant FINDS on 11 June. Guests enjoyed Finnish treats, beverages and music. Visual feeling was created with fresh flowers and a compilation of memorable moments of several Finnish black-and-white movies portraying summer scenes that was beamed to the backdrop of dance…

Trade minister Ann Linde visited Hong Kong






In addition to signing the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ between Hong Kong and Sweden on 28 June the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde had a bilateral meeting with Chief Executive CY Leung to continue the dialogue on further Sweden-Hong Kong cooperation. She had a round table discussion with various Swedish companies in…

Hong Kong and Sweden enters working holiday scheme






On 28 June the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ was officially signed by the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and the Secretary for Labour Welfare of the HKSAR Stephen Sui. This means from 1 January 2018 youths in Hong Kong can apply for a working holiday visa to Sweden, and vice versa. Welcoming the…

Nevs presented InMotion Concept in Shanghai






Former Saab Automobile, Nevs, offering a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings, displayed the new InMotion Concept for the very first time at the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai. “This is not a normal car – it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel…