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Nordics in Thailand to deepen cooperation

A well-visited evening event on 11 January 2018 saw all the four Chambers of Commerce organisations (Danish-Thai, Thai-Finnish, Thai-Norwegian and Thai-Swedish) in Thailand kick off their, intended, deeper-than-ever-before collaboration. It was announced to the members and guests in the lovely garden of the Residence of Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel, at the Royal Danish Embassy in…

The Nordics seriously back in business in the Philippines

Denmark and Sweden have re-opened their respective embassies, while the former business council has upgraded itself to become the Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines (NordCham) and can offer all essential consultancy and assistance in the country – all based on significant growth in the presence of Nordic businesses there. Now the platform is there for…

Bangkok 2018: Nordic chambers kick off closer cooperation

In Thailand already on 11 January a very important event in the new year, namely the ‘Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018’, where all four Nordic Ambassadors will also be in attendance. As the respective Nordic embassies in Bangkok joined forces with the inaugural Nordic Film Festival in 2017 the Nordic chambers are now following suit,…

Nordics in Shanghai: More Surprises per Square Meter

Come experience the Nordics! During the weekend 15-17 December citizens and visitors to Shanghai could experience a spread from the Nordic countries.   Consulate General of Finland together with the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Consulates and in partnership with their four countries’ tourism organizations, hosted the open tourism and culture event ‘Nordics: More Surprises per…

Hong Kong: ninth-most expensive place to be an expat

After dropping out of the top-ten in 2016, Hong Kong is now the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates. In the Asia-Pacific region it is the second-most expensive location, only topped by Tokyo, Japan, which also comes in at number eight in the world. The list was recently released by the ECA international, which includes…

Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok moved forward to 23rd December

The Scandinavian Christmas Service in Bangkok – an age-old dear tradition – will this year take place on “lillejuleaften”, Saturday 23rd of December instead of on 24 December as usual. But time is unchanged – starting at 13.00 This year will be the first where the new Danish pastor Christa Lund Herum will perform the…

Nordcham MoU with Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 22 November 2017 in Intramuros, Manila. CCPI, recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, is the oldest business institution and heritage landmark in the country. Source: Nordic Chamber…

Norwegian Kongsberg Indonesian defence supplier

Kongsberg, Norway’s premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems, has signed a contract worth 77 MUSD with the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia to supply a NASAMS air defence system. The contract comprises delivery of a complete Nasams system with command posts, radars, launchers, radios and integration, and training and logistics support. Amraam missiles will…

Norway’s Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide’s Myanmar visit

On 19 November the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon was proud to receive Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in Yangon. This was the minister’s very first visit to Myanmar, and one of her first visits abroad as Foreign Minister. In Yangon, she met with local, international and UN organizations, learning about the situation in the…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 in Singapore

The Norwegian Business Association Singapore has announced the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit to take place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in 1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions…