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Finland outsources Visa processing in Hong Kong

History of consular affairs was made in Hong Kong on 10 April, as Finland was the first Schengen-area country to outsource the visa application reception to a VFS-operated centre. The opening ceremony was attended by media and travel business as well as representatives from other consulates-general. Growing demand was the reason behind the outsourcing decision.…

Nick Jonsson spearheads knowledge-sharing network EGN’s Singapore expansion

As the flagship knowledge-sharing network EGN (Executive’s Global Network) keeps expanding in Southeast Asia Mr Nick Jonsson, who built up its presence also in Vietnam, is now the Managing Director in Singapore. There, EGN is currently expanding with more groups for senior executives. Launched in 1992, in Denmark, EGN has been present in Asia since…

Singapore, Denmark tops Ease of Doing Business report 2018

Singapore and Denmark are in the top 3 ranking of being the best countries to do business in in 2018, according to the World’s Bank Doing Business Report 2018. The report hovers around certain aspects of starting and managing a business and then ranks countries based on the score in these certain cathegories such as…

The big International School issue of ScandAsia is out

ScandAsia has released its annual big special them issue on “How to Choose an International School”. The April 2018 issue is 60 pages packed with school articles and advice – plus all the regular news and features on doing Scandinavian business in Asia, being part of the Scandinavian communities in the main capitals of Asia…

In his Danish Grandfather’s footstep

Mads and Terry Rahbek are traveling around Thailand and Malaysia to re-discover the places that Mads’ adventurous Grandfather described in four books, which the couple is currently translating from Danish to English. The Grandfather, Olaf Ascanius, worked for the Danish East Asiatic Company around the turn of the last century – a company which Mads…

Extraordinary board meeting leads to no changes in DTCC top

Mr. Joachim Hviid Schalck and Mr. Jesper Riis-Antonsen continues as the President and Vice President for the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce. That’s the conclusion after an extraordinary board meeting was held at Bei Otto where current and former board members met to elect the new President and Vice-President of the DTCC And since no other…

Danish Minister of Cultural Affairs delivers award to Vietnamese translator

She has been praised for bringing Hans Christian Andersen to the children of Vietnam by extensive translations for the past 20 years. And on Tuesday the 4th of April, ms. Tran Thi Minh Tam finally received the recognition in form of the Hans Christian Andersen 2018 award, given to people who have made “outstanding achievements…

Swedish company to build data center in the Philippines

The telecompany Global Telecom of the Philippines has tasked the Swedish data centre manufacturer Flexenclosure to deploy a prefabricated data center on the southern island of Mindanao. And apparently such constructions doesn’t really take time. The data center is expected to be up and running in the third quarter of 2018. Flexenclosure has teamed up…