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Survey: Thailand the Asian country with least increase in corruption






In your opinion, over the past year, has the level of corruption in this country increased or decreased or stayed the same? This was among questions asked to nearly 22,000 people by Transparency International in the Asia Pacific region, for the ‘People and Corruption: Asia Pacific, part of the Global Corruption Barometer series’. Of those…

NordCham Cambodia for better business and viking parties






On Wednesday 1 March 2017 a new chapter began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A new Nordic Chamber of Commerce had their very first meeting where they presented their ideas and vision for a chamber in Cambodia. “To be the platform for engaging with Nordic businesses and activities in Cambodia,” was revealed as their mission statement…

First Nordic Chamber meeting in Cambodia






The first get together meeting of the new Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, was held last night, on Wednesday 1 March 2017, at restaurant Black Bambu in Phnom Penh. The organisers behind Nordic Chamber and the evening’s event were pleasantly surprised by the big show up. Around 50 people from local business, NGO’s and individuals…

Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center






Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, met with newly appointed executive director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC, Hans Guttman, on Friday 17 February 2017. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Being extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region must proactively manage its disaster risk.…

Cambodia Focus event in Bangkok






In partnership with among other all the Nordic chambers of commerce organisations in Bangkok, EuroCham Cambodia organises the full-day seminar: ‘Cambodia Focus: Explore opportunities across the border on 14 March 2017. Targets for the forum are European businesses with the wish to expand operations in the ASEAN region. The event is tailored specifically for European…

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries






The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…

Business Sweden in Southeast Asia busier than ever






At last, ScandAsia has caught hold of a Trade Commissioner to learn more about Business Sweden (since the organisation was changed and renamed) and their activities, scope of work, clients and the development for Swedish business and trade in and with Southeast Asia. And who could then be a more ideal spokesperson then the Country…

Finn arrested for drug producing and trafficking






A 28-year-old Finnish woman was among five foreigners who were arrested for allegedly producing and trafficking drugs during police raids at two locations in Sihanoukville, southern Cambodia, on Saturday 24 December 2016. Police seized hundreds of pills – including MDMA – several hundred grams of powder and tools believed to be used in drug production,…