Category: Myanmar

Singapore Policy Brief 2016 – Indonesia and Myanmar






Norway’s ambassadors in Jakarta and Yangon, as well as the Chairman of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board will share their assessments of the developments in these fast growing economies. The event is on 15 November at 6.00 pm in Goodwood Park Hotel’s Ballroom, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221. The price for attending is SGD 70 and registration takes…

Denmark will help ensure growth and peace in Myanmar






Over the next four years, Denmark will send millions of Danish kroner to Myanmar to help ensure growth and peace. The Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, met the Foreign Minister of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Monday 26 September 2016 at the UN’s General Assembly in New York. In this context, he announced…

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies






Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Norwegian Rotary march to support the Karen people






On Tuesday 13 September 2016, Rotary invited everyone to the annual Rotary march around the Norwegian lake Nordbytjernet. The purpose of this year’s march included supporting the Karen people. The Karen people is a number of individual Sino-Tibetan language speaking ethnic groups. These groups primarily live in Karen State in southern and southeastern Myanmar, but…

Telenor on a building spree in Myanmar






The Norwegian-linked company Telenor wants to make sure that affordable mobile communication services reach all levels of Myanmar society, and not only targeting the high-income earners. CEO of the company, Lars Erik Tellmann, says that they plan on doing so by adopting the same sales and distribution model that was implemented in several other Asian…

Sweden seminars on Southeast Asia business opportunities






Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand will be in focus on 16-18 October when Business Sweden holds a seminar in the three major cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmoe  concerning business opportunities in those Southeast Asian countries. Over the past year, several Swedish high-level delegations of companies visited the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar. To follow up on these…

Business Sweden appoints Tobias Glitterstam to head Asia Pacific






The previous China manager Tobias Glitterstam has been appointed to lead Business Sweden for the Asia Pacific, from 1 September 2016. Glitterstam will report to CEO Ylva Berg and be part of included in Business Sweden’s management group in Sweden. “Asia Pacific is a dynamic region that offers interesting growth opportunities for Business Sweden’s customers,…

New Finnish Ambassador to Bangkok






The Finnish government has appointed Satu Suikkari-Kleven as the new ambassador in Bangkok, Thailand. With this new title, Mrs. Suikkari-Kleven will be the new Ambassador to both Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Currently, Satu Suikkari-Kleven works at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs which she entered in 1998. She has previously worked at the Finnish Embassy in Oslo…