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Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

The Danish government to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

A sustainable solution for the municipal solid waste (MSW) challenge in Indonesia is in progress as a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia, located in Cilacap, Central Java. The…

Danish Embassy helps ISS in Indonesia

Casper Klynge, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, and Karina Charlotte Mosgart, Deputy Head of Trade on Friday 4 August 2017 accompanied Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO of ISS, and CEO Elisa Lumbantoruan of ISS Indonesia for a meeting with Vice President Pak Jusuf Kalla. The Danish service giant ISS (Integrated Service Solutions) underlined its long-term commitment to…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant

Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

Casper Klynge; From Jakarta to Silicon Valley

Casper Klynge has been known as the Danish Ambassador to Indonesia for the past three years, but now he is moving on to new adventures in Silicon Valley as the world’s very first Tech Ambassador. Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia, Casper Klynge, is a busy man these days. Tying up his work in Indonesia while…

New visa agreement between Indonesia and Norway

After two years of negotiation, Indonesia and Norway signed visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passport on Monday 12 June 2017 in Oslo. The cooperation is a new step to strengthen bilateral relations between both countries. It was conveyed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi in an Indonesia-Norway Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation,…

Anders Fagerdahl new Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region.

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In April 2017, Anders Fagerdahl took over as Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and oversees the bank’s business in entire South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand. He heads the Singapore Branch and is also responsible for Handelsbanken Representative Offices in Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and…