Category: General news

Danish-supported new Indonesia marine plastic debris report

With Danish support, the World Bank and Indonesia has provided, in a new report launched in late February, important recommendations on how to combat the issue of marine plastic debris in Indonesia. A government cooperation between Indonesia and Denmark will focus on national policies and regulations for reduction and treatment of solid waste. Source: Embassy…

Denmark’s ambassador met Singapore SMU students

“Great pleasure to meet excited and inquisitive students from SMU,” writes the Embassy of Denmark, Singapore. Denmark’s Ambassador to Singapore Dorte Bech Vizard, held a presentation in early March about Danish culture and lifestyle for 25 students from Singapore Management University. This group of students is going to Scandinavia end of April. Source: Embassy of…

NordCham Philippines Awards Night 2018

Nordic Chamber of Commerce the Philippines congratulations to the winners and finalists at the NordCham Philippines Awards Night 2018, held at Fairmont Makati in Manila on 21 March. CSR Company of the Year, co-presented by KMC Savills, Inc.: Winner: Abojeb Company Finalist: H&M Philippines Finalist Nokia Technology Center Philippines Careers Growth company of the Year,…

Scandinavian embassies critical to Myanmar’s arrest of journalists

“We believe they have done nothing wrong and that the charges against them should be dropped immediately.” That’s the official statement from the Swedish Embassy in Myanmar marking the 100th day of the arrest of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who closely documented the regime’s massacre on 10 Rohingyan men. Shortly after…

Nordea Bank navigates the highly regulated markets, the do’s, don’ts in Asia

Nordea Bank’s General Managers in China and Singapore talk to ScandAsia about how they navigate the many regulatory challenges and the importance of being on top of things to serve their customers well in a diverse region. Mr Stefan Westergren has headed Nordea Bank’s Shanghai branch for the past three and a half years, looking…

Nordic Day Hanoi seminar

On the occasion the Nordic Day Celebration on 23 March the Nordic Embassies in Hanoi (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) together with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organised a seminar on ‘The Socio-Economic Nordic Model – Achievements and Experiences‘, writes the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. Renowned speakers from the Nordic region together…

Nordic Day held in Jakarta

On Nordic Day 23 March the respective Nordic embassies in Indonesia arranged a joint event. Collaboration between countries is key to achieve prosperous societies. The Nordic countries have collaborated for a long time and since 1971 they have a Nordic Ministers Council where we work together on mutually beneficial cross border issues, promoting cultural exchanges,…

Next Swedish Anders Wall scholar to China: Carl Johansson

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China has announced the next Anders Wall scholar winner. Carl Johansson, will from April 2018 spend a year working at the SwedCham office in Shanghai, reports the chamber. Carl is a young entrepreneur from Lidköping, Sweden, with a strong interest in art. He is very much looking forward to…