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  • Telenor adds 3,4 million new customers in 3rd quarter

    Asia has been vital for Telenor’s record breaking customer growth. CEO Jon Frederik Baksaas says the advance is driven by massive growth in Malaysia, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh. A happy Telenor CEO could present the company’s quarterly budget. Not only did Telenor have a record breaking amount of new customers, [...]

    Telenor adds 3,4 million new customers in 3rd quarter
  • Norway’s REC showcases solar energy solutions

    REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, is exhibiting at the RE@SIEW Expo where clean technology and renewable companies profile their services and products during the annual week-long Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). At the two-day exhibition, REC will be presenting its unique and long-term peace of mind [...]

    Norway’s REC showcases solar energy solutions
  • Easier Schengen visa procedure for some Chinese travellers

    European Union has decided on a “trial basis” to relax some Schengen Visa procedures for Chinese travelers. The good news is shared by the Danish Embassy in Beijing where Ambassador of Denmark in China, Friis Arne Petersen expresses his happiness with the ease in the procedure. “Denmark has been working [...]

    Easier Schengen visa procedure for some Chinese travellers
  • Cremation surges in popularity among Norwegians

    Norwegians are asking in bigger numbers than ever before to be cremated instead of buried, revealed a recent study. Norstad, which conducted the research for funeral company Jolstad, found that 10 per cent of Norwegians now request that their ashes are spread following their passing – two per cent higher [...]

    Cremation surges in popularity among Norwegians
  • Chinese company considers oil exploration in Norway

    Apparently oil is more important than who gets the Nobel prize and official visits by Dalai Lama. At least for State owned Cnooc that, according to Bloomberg, has ignored diplomatic tensions and contacted the Norwegian Petrolium Directorate to buy seismic data in the Barents Sea. The part of the Barents Sea [...]

    Norwegian oil rig Photo: Marcusroos
  • Stable Lodge’s 22 Year Birthday Party

    Well over a hundred Scandinavians of all ages swooped Sunday evening 19 October 2014 in on the popular Danish restaurtant Stable Lodge in Sukhumvit Soi 8 in Bangkok to help the owner, Steffen Ingemann celebrate the 22nd Birthday of the hotel. Unfortunately, Steffen’s wife Khun Nim was not able to [...]

    Stable Lodge’s 22 Year Birthday Party
  • DNV unveils LNG & Gas consulting unit in Singapore

    Norway’s DNV GL announced Tuesday that energy demand in South East Asia is expected to grow at twice the rate of the rest of  the world. The firm has appointed Arve Johan Kalleklev regional manager for Oil & Gas in South East Asia just as the company is establishing a [...]

    DNV unveils LNG & Gas consulting unit in Singapore
  • Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan oil field to Malaysia’s Petronas

    Statoil has sold its 15.5% participating interest in the Shah Deniz production sharing agreement, 15.5% share in the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC), 15.5% share in the SCPC holding company, and 12.4% share in the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company (AGSC) to the Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS. The transaction [...]

    Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan oil field to Malaysia’s Petronas
  • Singapore’s GIC sells landmark London asset to Norges Bank

    GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has divested its 100% interest in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre (MLFC) located in City of London for £582.5m to Norges Bank Investment Management. GIC acquired the asset from Merrill Lynch in 2007. MLFC is a 585,000-square foot office complex located at [...]

    Singapore’s GIC sells landmark London asset to Norges Bank
  • Norway to stop development aid for Thailand and Malaysia

    As a part of a larger plan to cut the number of countries receiving Norwegian aid from 116 to 84, Norway is about to stop its development aid to Thailand and Malaysia. According to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Thailand and Malaysia are among the 32 countries that are about to [...]

    Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende. Photo: Eric Miller @ WikiCommons

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Telenor adds 3,4 million new customers in 3rd quarter

Telenor adds 3,4 million new customers in 3rd quarter

Asia has been vital for Telenor’s record breaking customer growth. CEO Jon Frederik Baksaas says the advance is driven by massive growth in Malaysia, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh. A happy Telenor CEO could present the company’s quarterly budget. Not only did Telenor have a record breaking amount of new customers, [...]

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Norway’s REC showcases solar energy solutions

Norway’s REC showcases solar energy solutions

REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, is exhibiting at the RE@SIEW Expo where clean technology and renewable companies profile their services and products during the annual week-long Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). At the two-day exhibition, REC will be presenting its unique and long-term peace of mind [...]

Read more ›
Easier Schengen visa procedure for some Chinese travellers

Easier Schengen visa procedure for some Chinese travellers

European Union has decided on a “trial basis” to relax some Schengen Visa procedures for Chinese travelers. The good news is shared by the Danish Embassy in Beijing where Ambassador of Denmark in China, Friis Arne Petersen expresses his happiness with the ease in the procedure. “Denmark has been working [...]

Read more ›
Cremation surges in popularity among Norwegians

Cremation surges in popularity among Norwegians

Norwegians are asking in bigger numbers than ever before to be cremated instead of buried, revealed a recent study. Norstad, which conducted the research for funeral company Jolstad, found that 10 per cent of Norwegians now request that their ashes are spread following their passing – two per cent higher [...]

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Norwegian oil rig Photo: Marcusroos

Chinese company considers oil exploration in Norway

Apparently oil is more important than who gets the Nobel prize and official visits by Dalai Lama. At least for State owned Cnooc that, according to Bloomberg, has ignored diplomatic tensions and contacted the Norwegian Petrolium Directorate to buy seismic data in the Barents Sea. The part of the Barents Sea [...]

Read more ›
Stable Lodge’s 22 Year Birthday Party

Stable Lodge’s 22 Year Birthday Party

Well over a hundred Scandinavians of all ages swooped Sunday evening 19 October 2014 in on the popular Danish restaurtant Stable Lodge in Sukhumvit Soi 8 in Bangkok to help the owner, Steffen Ingemann celebrate the 22nd Birthday of the hotel. Unfortunately, Steffen’s wife Khun Nim was not able to [...]

Read more ›
DNV unveils LNG & Gas consulting unit in Singapore

DNV unveils LNG & Gas consulting unit in Singapore

Norway’s DNV GL announced Tuesday that energy demand in South East Asia is expected to grow at twice the rate of the rest of  the world. The firm has appointed Arve Johan Kalleklev regional manager for Oil & Gas in South East Asia just as the company is establishing a [...]

Read more ›
Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan oil field to Malaysia’s Petronas

Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan oil field to Malaysia’s Petronas

Statoil has sold its 15.5% participating interest in the Shah Deniz production sharing agreement, 15.5% share in the South Caucasus Pipeline Company (SCPC), 15.5% share in the SCPC holding company, and 12.4% share in the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company (AGSC) to the Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS. The transaction [...]

Read more ›
Singapore’s GIC sells landmark London asset to Norges Bank

Singapore’s GIC sells landmark London asset to Norges Bank

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has divested its 100% interest in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre (MLFC) located in City of London for £582.5m to Norges Bank Investment Management. GIC acquired the asset from Merrill Lynch in 2007. MLFC is a 585,000-square foot office complex located at [...]

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende. Photo: Eric Miller @ WikiCommons

Norway to stop development aid for Thailand and Malaysia

As a part of a larger plan to cut the number of countries receiving Norwegian aid from 116 to 84, Norway is about to stop its development aid to Thailand and Malaysia. According to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Thailand and Malaysia are among the 32 countries that are about to [...]

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