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Indonesia and Malaysia among the world’s worst debt collectors

In a recently published report by analyst firm Euler Hermes, Indonesia and Malaysia ranks as some of the worst countries in the world to collect debt, based on the complexity of debt collecting. The analysis looks at several parameters such as local court proceedings and local payment practices for fifty countries, gave them a score…

Norway Malaysia NBIM seminar, Malaysia development presentation

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur together with the Norway Malaysia Business Council hosted a breakfast seminar with the Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and an evening presentation on Just Faaland’s contributions to the development of Malaysia by Dr. Rais Saniman. On January 24 the Global Head of Special Mandates at NBIM’s office in…

Swedish minister criticizes EU’s stand on Malaysian palm oil

Palm oil is wrongfully discriminated against by the European Union. The notable message was delivered to reporters by the Swedish Minister for Entrepreneur and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, at the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit last week. On the 17th of January this year, the EU voted to begin phasing out palm oil from the EU energy…

The Nordics in Penang: business solutions, brands, production and design

As Penang develops and its economy keeps on growing, Nordic business solutions and brands can meet certain needs, use it for production and cater to consumer demand (such as in the example of H&M and Ikea) The presence in the State of Penang of brands and businesses from the Nordics is being significantly strengthened. Not…

Scania on sustainable transportation at Sweden-SEA business event

“Sustainable, automatised and digitalised solutions can enhance lives of society and improve profitability for our customers,” writes Scania Malaysia. “The future of transport will be increasingly sustainable, automatised and digitalised and we are investing heavily in these areas. But no one knows exactly what the future will look like. Business models will change and value…

Live, play, work – the formula for manufacturing hub Penang

When flying in over Penang and after landing at its airport it becomes clear that this island has a lot of industries. When driving towards George Town, passing by the industrial zones covering large area it also gets very visible what kind of industries – names like Broadcom, Bosch and Western Digital appear along the…

Norwegian mother arrested for child abduction in Malaysia

A Norwegian mother of two has been arrested by local authorities after abducting her two children to Malaysia. After a Norwegian mother lost custody of her children in 2016 she abducted her two children and went hiding in Malaysia. According to the Norwegian TV station TV2, who has been reporting on the case, child abduction…

Denmark to strengthen regional coordination

Danish Ambassadors from accross South East Asia and trade advisors from each embassy’s commercial department met Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 January 2018 in Singapore to disguss how they could improve the coordination of the efforts in selling Denmark’s core competencies accross the region. The meeting is a regular annual event and included also…

Nils Nordh: shipping executive, World Amateur Golfers’ Chairman & CEO

Few people cleverly match business with pleasure as does expat Dato’ Nils Nordh. This well-known Swede (not least in Malaysia where he is the only Swedish person holding the Malay state title Dato’ awarded by the Sultan of Pahang) has previously worked for Star Cruises in Malaysia, and been Chairman and CEO of World Amateur…