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Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Sells its Packaging Business in Asia






International Paper Agrees to Purchase SCA’s Asia Packaging BusinessInternational Paper today announced it signed a definitive agreement to purchase SCA’s (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) packaging business in Asia for $200 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. International Paper expects to complete the purchase in the second quarter of 2010, subject to regulatory approval of the transaction…

New Swedish Ambassadors to China and Singapore






The Swedish Government has appointed new Ambassadors to China and Singapore. Lars Fredén has been appointed Sweden’s Ambassador to China. He has been Sweden’s Ambassador to Macedonia since 2008 and before that was Ambassador to Croatia for two years. Lars Fredén was previously stationed in Beijing from 1998 to 2003, where he was Minister and Deputy…

Fairfield Methodist School twinned with Norwegian School






Singapore’s Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) has been twinned with Gausdal Upper Secondary School in Norway. In the run-up to the Youth Olympic Games, the two schools will work together to foster an understanding between their students and learn about each others cultures.       Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games from 14 to 26…

Expo 2010: Music Every Wednesday in Shanghai






Visitors to the Danish Pavillon at the World EXPO 2010 in Shanghai can look forward to experiencing new Danish music every Wednesday during the exhibition. The Little Mermaid will be placed at the heart of the Danish Pavilion. With her, she will bring music from Denmark. Under the heading “Mermaid Music”, 26 talented Danish bands,…

Danish Composer to Shanghai






If the ash clouds fade away soon enough the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen is going to Shanghai, reports DR P2.Simon Steen-Andersen is going to perform with his work Ouvertures which includes the Chinese instrument called guzheng. The French National orchestra is to play the concert and the vocal named Le Lui. Danish Simon Steen-Andersen was…