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Finnish Business Council Beijing kicked off autumn

The autumn got a fun kick-off with Finnish Business Council Beijing on Friday 15 September. Almost 30 people joined the night of good food and good company at Moi restaurant and had the opportunity to meet with the new Finnish Ambassador to China, Jarno Syrjälä. A relaxed evening set the mood for the upcoming busy…

Denmark plays central role in new global climate initiative

A new global climate initiative – P4G – was launched Wednesday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the General Assembly of the UN in New York. “P4G” is an abbreviation of “Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030”. China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea is backing the P4G initiative. The initiative…

Last call for Finns’ crayfish party in Hong Kong 2017

September equals that lots of crayfish parties are taking place among the various Nordic expat associations in Asia. The Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Hong has announced its ‘last call’ for those last tickets up for grabs for this year’s seafood bonanza. Only a few places remain for FinnCham’s Annual Crayfish Party, taking place…

Saxo Bank held presentation on future in Asia

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board at Saxo Bank A/S, Kim Fournais, was the keynote speaker and spoke of SaxoBank’s visions for future involvement in Asia during a meeting at AsiaHouse in Copenhagen, reported the Embassy Of Denmark Bangkok on 1 August 2017. Six Danish ambassadors to Asia – including Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel…

Finland food safety speech held in Hong Kong

Dr Jaana Husu-Kallio, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Finland gave a keynote speech at international conference on food safety in Hong Kong in early September 2017. She presented practices on how Finland has managed to create a sustainable antibiotics-free food production chain from farm to fork. Finland is a global forerunner in applying the…

Finland 100 Years Gala Hong Kong announced

Hong Kong is first out in the region to announce the details of the upcoming centenary celebrations, to peak in December! “You are cordially invited to join the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at our annual Celebrate Finland Gala this time in honour of Finland’s 100 years of independence.” The annual gala dinner…

Denmark to help China build offshore wind farm

China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world’s largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark’s Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate said on Monday 4 August 2017. Speaking after meeting the head of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said that size, timing and suppliers for…

Denmark to abolish ship registration fee

The Danish government proposes removing the ship registration fee on merchant ships to boost the growth of vessels waving the Danish flag. On 30 august 2017 the Danish government submitted its plan as part of its intensions to boost the Danish Economy. Moreover, the Danish shipping companies are pleased with this proposal. “Today, it can…

Finnair: Three new weekly frequencies to Bangkok

Finnair will add capacity to its popular long-haul destination Bangkok for the summer 2018 season. That means three new weekly frequencies will be added to the Bangkok route, serving 10 weekly frequencies during the summer season and 16 frequencies during the winter season. “Traffic between Europe and Asia continues to grow, and Finnair’s expanding network…