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  • Denmark is the best country to do business according to Forbes Magazine

    Denmark tops Forbes’ annual Best for Business list while Sweden, Norway and Finland all are in top ten. Denmark beat Hong Kong in Forbes Magazine’s yearly ranking of the worlds’ countries business climate. For 3 consecutive years between 2008 and 2010, Denmark was number one on Forbes’ list, a position it […]

    Photo: Bill Ebbesen @ WikiCommons
  • Norwegian stabs Norwegian in Pattaya

    An argument about money turned nasty for two Norwegian expats in Pattaya late at night between Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th December, according to local newsmedia Pattaya One. A 58 year old Norwegian sustained a stab wound to his head after a fight between him and his friend […]

    Norwegian stabs Norwegian in Pattaya
  • Scandinavians in court for attacking taxi drivers in Singapore

    A 50 year old Norwegian and a 29 year old Swede are charged for beating up taxi drivers in two separate incidents. The 10th December two Scandinavians were in court for two separate beatings of taxi drivers. The 50 year old Norwegian expat is charged for both slapping and choking […]

    Photo: SmrtBusesLuver @ WikiCommons
  • Norway gives NOK 76 million to restoring tropical forests

    During UN’s climate Norway announced that they are donating NOK 76 million to a project that work on reestablishing tropical forests in countries like Indonesia. On the 9th December the Norwegian Climate and Environment Minister Tine Sundtoft revealed that Norway is giving NOK 76 million to a project that aims […]

    Deforestation in Indonesai Photo: Hayden @ WikiCommons
  • Norwegian found dead at beach in Thailand

    A Norwegian in his sixties were found dead on Cha-am beach north of Hua Hin, Norwegian news site Thai Nytt reports. In the afternoon Tuesday the 9th of December the body of a  Norwegian in his sixties was found in the water off the beach of Cha-am and according to […]

    Photo: Ian Gratton/russavia @ WikiCommons
  • Norway’s NTNU Launches Masters Program in Myanmar

    Industry Minister Monica Mæland marked the opening of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)’s new master’s program in Myanmar. The new master program at Yangon Institute of Economics in Yangon is administered by NTNU and sponsored by Norwegian companies Telenor, Statoil, DNV GL and SN Power. Most subjects will […]

    Norway’s NTNU Launches Masters Program in Myanmar
  • Norway irked by squatter hut demolition ahead of King’s visit

    The Norwegian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the Myanmar authorities objecting to the destruction of squatter huts on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River ahead of King Harald V and Queen Sonja’s visit to Mandalay. “This is unfortunate and an extremely misunderstood need to put a glossy picture […]

    Photo: The Royal House of Norway
  • Norway’s role in Myanmar motivated by peace or business?

    In an opinion article recently published in The Irrawaddee news agency, journalist Mon Mon Myat, posed a provocative question regarding Norway’s changing role in Myanmar. Mon Mon Myat said Norway’s image in the eyes of many Burmese has long been that of a partner of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung […]

    Katja Nordgaard, Norway’s former ambassador to Burma, met with President Thein Sein in August 2013. Norgaard has recently joined Telenor after leaving the foreign service. (Photo: President’s Office website)
  • Norway fishmeal producers want to regain China access

    As a short Peruvian supply is contrasting with big landings in Norway, Norwegian fishmeal producers are renewing efforts to regain access to the world’s biggest fishmeal market. The country’s fishmeal exporters have been shut off from China since January 2011, on the grounds that the product did not mean the […]

    Norway fishmeal producers want to regain China access
  • Thai Prime Minister met with foreign business community

    Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha told some 800 foreign businessmen, on Wednesday 3 December 2014 about what he thinks should be improved in a range of areas. The businessmen were all members of the various Chambers under the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT). The Scandinavian participation in the […]

    Thai Prime Minister met with foreign business community

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Photo: Bill Ebbesen @ WikiCommons

Denmark is the best country to do business according to Forbes Magazine

Denmark tops Forbes’ annual Best for Business list while Sweden, Norway and Finland all are in top ten. Denmark beat Hong Kong in Forbes Magazine’s yearly ranking of the worlds’ countries business climate. For 3 consecutive years between 2008 and 2010, Denmark was number one on Forbes’ list, a position it […]

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Norwegian stabs Norwegian in Pattaya

Norwegian stabs Norwegian in Pattaya

An argument about money turned nasty for two Norwegian expats in Pattaya late at night between Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th December, according to local newsmedia Pattaya One. A 58 year old Norwegian sustained a stab wound to his head after a fight between him and his friend […]

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Photo: SmrtBusesLuver @ WikiCommons

Scandinavians in court for attacking taxi drivers in Singapore

A 50 year old Norwegian and a 29 year old Swede are charged for beating up taxi drivers in two separate incidents. The 10th December two Scandinavians were in court for two separate beatings of taxi drivers. The 50 year old Norwegian expat is charged for both slapping and choking […]

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Deforestation in Indonesai Photo: Hayden @ WikiCommons

Norway gives NOK 76 million to restoring tropical forests

During UN’s climate Norway announced that they are donating NOK 76 million to a project that work on reestablishing tropical forests in countries like Indonesia. On the 9th December the Norwegian Climate and Environment Minister Tine Sundtoft revealed that Norway is giving NOK 76 million to a project that aims […]

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Photo: Ian Gratton/russavia @ WikiCommons

Norwegian found dead at beach in Thailand

A Norwegian in his sixties were found dead on Cha-am beach north of Hua Hin, Norwegian news site Thai Nytt reports. In the afternoon Tuesday the 9th of December the body of a  Norwegian in his sixties was found in the water off the beach of Cha-am and according to […]

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Norway’s NTNU Launches Masters Program in Myanmar

Norway’s NTNU Launches Masters Program in Myanmar

Industry Minister Monica Mæland marked the opening of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)’s new master’s program in Myanmar. The new master program at Yangon Institute of Economics in Yangon is administered by NTNU and sponsored by Norwegian companies Telenor, Statoil, DNV GL and SN Power. Most subjects will […]

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Photo: The Royal House of Norway

Norway irked by squatter hut demolition ahead of King’s visit

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the Myanmar authorities objecting to the destruction of squatter huts on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River ahead of King Harald V and Queen Sonja’s visit to Mandalay. “This is unfortunate and an extremely misunderstood need to put a glossy picture […]

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Katja Nordgaard, Norway’s former ambassador to Burma, met with President Thein Sein in August 2013. Norgaard has recently joined Telenor after leaving the foreign service. (Photo: President’s Office website)

Norway’s role in Myanmar motivated by peace or business?

In an opinion article recently published in The Irrawaddee news agency, journalist Mon Mon Myat, posed a provocative question regarding Norway’s changing role in Myanmar. Mon Mon Myat said Norway’s image in the eyes of many Burmese has long been that of a partner of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung […]

Read more ›
Norway fishmeal producers want to regain China access

Norway fishmeal producers want to regain China access

As a short Peruvian supply is contrasting with big landings in Norway, Norwegian fishmeal producers are renewing efforts to regain access to the world’s biggest fishmeal market. The country’s fishmeal exporters have been shut off from China since January 2011, on the grounds that the product did not mean the […]

Read more ›
Thai Prime Minister met with foreign business community

Thai Prime Minister met with foreign business community

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha told some 800 foreign businessmen, on Wednesday 3 December 2014 about what he thinks should be improved in a range of areas. The businessmen were all members of the various Chambers under the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT). The Scandinavian participation in the […]

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