Category: Norway

Shout-out from Denmark NGO: Remember your values, Scandinavians!

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Chairman of Danish Vietnamese Association pleads with Scandinavians in Vietnam to support local NGOs in the promotion of equal opportunities, education and healthcare. This June, 2016, the Danish Vietnamese Association (DVA) was awarded with The Friendship Order of Vietnam by President Quang. With the order the Vietnamese government acknowledges DVA’s 40 years of work in…

Norwegian focuses on Airbus 321 to serve long-haul, incl. Asia

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  Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA) has placed a new order of 30 Airbus 321 Long Range aircraft. Norwegian will operate the A321LR once the aircraft enters service in 2019. The aircraft has a size and range that makes it suitable for many more long-haul destinations in the future, including Asia. In 2012,…

Nordic Business Forum Shanghai in September

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On 23-24 September 2016 the primary Nordic Business Event – the Nordic Business Forum Shanghai takes place, arranged jointly by several Nordic chambers of commerce in China. This forum brings attendants two full days of business talks, relevant and enlightening panel discussions and inspiring workshops. A large number of Nordic companies from a variety of…

Norwegian Government Pension Fund excludes 10 SEA-companies

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The Norwegian central bank (Norges Bank) has, as the first in the world, excluded 52 companies from its Government Pension Fund based on the companies inexpedient use of coal in their business activities. Philippine Aboitiz Power (AP) and 7 Chinese and 2 Hong Kong companies was hit by the exclusion. The decision to exclude companies that…

Singapore is number one in digital readiness, followed by Scandinavia

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Singapore is the best prepared country in the world for the new digital economy. On Wednesday 6 July 2016 the World Economic Forum published its Networked Readiness Index and for second year in a row, Singapore ranks highest as the most digital-savvy country in the world. Finland, Sweden, and Norway hold the second, third and…

Enjoy summer at Scandinavian seamens’ churches in Singapore

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Sommerferie, sommarlov, kesäloma. Summer is over us, and for many the month of July equals going away for summer holiday. But for those who will spend their summer in sunny Singapore, don’t worry about holiday closure at the different Scandinavian Seamens’ churches. Norwegian/Swedish Sjømannskirken and Danish Sømandskirken have prepared for summer, and you have the chance to…

Singapore boosts festival with Scandinavian artists

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Ultra Singapore spares no expense, and this year 2016 the mega dance music festival has loaded their artist list with huge names from all over the world. Award-winning and hottest name in electronic dance music, Norwegian producer Kygo, is set to headline the inaugural edition of Ultra Singapore. Ultra Singapore will take place on 10 and…

ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe

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ScandAsia – the news operation that has served Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and Finns living i Asia for free since 1993 – now appeals to its readers to buy a subscription…. ScandAsia appeals for people to buy a paid subscription to the monthly ScandAsia paper magazines. Or get it for free if they live in Thailand or Singapore. “We appeal…