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  • Elderly Norwegian lost and found after 26-hour search in Cha-am

    A 76-year-old Norwegian tourist was reported missing after she went out for a late afternoon walk on January 20 in Phetchaburi’s Cha-am seaside town, triggering a massive search operation. An exhausted Hanne Schchikora Toskardal was found with a sprained angle 26 hours later around 6 pm on January 21 in […]

    Elderly Norwegian lost and found after 26-hour search in Cha-am
  • Shareholders approve sale of Norway’s REC Solar to Chinese firm

    At an Extraordinary General Meeting on January 15, REC’s shareholders approved to sell the business as the largest European supplier of solar panels worldwide and to combine with the Norway-based Elkem Group. The closing of the transaction is expected in early March 2015. Bluestar Elkem Investment is set to acquire […]

    Shareholders approve sale of Norway’s REC Solar to Chinese firm
  • Norway seeks closer cooperation with Cambodia

    Visiting Norwegian Vice-Foreign Minister Morten Hoglund said in Phnom Penh on January 20 that many Norwegian investors are interested in doing businesses in Cambodia and his visit was to observe Cambodia’s potential sectors for investment. Hoglund made the remarks during a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister […]

    Norway seeks closer cooperation with Cambodia
  • Danish nicotine junkies lead Nordic pack

    When it comes to the average number of cigarettes consumed per year, Denmark is a long way ahead of its Nordic brethren, according to a new analysis by the Czech linguist Jakub Marian. Marian’s analysis – which is based on the data of a number of studies released in 2007 […]

    photo by lanier67 (source: Flickr Creative Commons)
  • OECD highlights opportunities in Burma, urges reforms

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a forum of 34 countries which aims to address globalisation issues, released a new report on Burma on Wednesday, part of the group’s ongoing Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar [Burma] project. Of the latest economic investigation, it says that “overall, the report finds […]

    OECD highlights opportunities in Burma, urges reforms
  • Norwegian singer survives stroke in Thailand

    Knut Storbukas, also known under his artist name Sputnik, suffered from a stroke while performing near Pattaya. The 71 year old Norwegian survived the trip to the hospital. According to Norwegian newspaper VG the popular singer was hit by a severe blood clot in the brain while on stage in the […]

    Photo: Niceley @ WikiCommons
  • Aung San Suu Kyi urges Scandinavian countries to put pressure on Myanmar’s Generals

    Three years after the regime in Myanmar opened up for reforms and democratic development, the country’s iconic opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi says that the reform process has almost come to a halt. In an interview with the Danish national broadcaster DR, she urges Scandinavian politicians not to be […]

    Aung San Suu Kyi urges Scandinavian countries to put pressure on Myanmar’s Generals
  • Norwegian consulting firm to study Myanmar dam project

    Norwegian consulting engineering firm, Norconsult AS, is to perform a feasibility study for the proposed 100-150 MW Bawgata River hydropower plant on behalf of the Ministry of Electric Power in Myanmar. The project, in which fellow Norwegian consultancy, Multiconsult AS, is also a partner, is expected to run for the […]

    Norwegian consulting firm to study Myanmar dam project
  • Norwegian Business School organized charity run in China

    The Charity and Health Run Activity “Run for Love” took place early in the morning of January 3 in Century Park Shanghai, with 500-600 participants in the morning race. Norwegian Consul Siri Borgen opened the charity run. The event was organized by BI Norwegian Business School and School of Management/Fudan […]

    Photo: Norwegian Embassy China
  • OSM Maritime Services opens new office in Manila

    The new OSM building, which houses Norwegian company OSM Maritime Services Inc. (OSM MSI) and the OSM Regional Operating Headquarter Office (OSM ROHQ), caters to at least 300 employees serving more than 3,000 Filipino and foreign crew. Since the company has grown significantly over the years, its main office building had […]

    OSM Maritime Services opens new office in Manila

Category: Norway

Elderly Norwegian lost and found after 26-hour search in Cha-am

Elderly Norwegian lost and found after 26-hour search in Cha-am

A 76-year-old Norwegian tourist was reported missing after she went out for a late afternoon walk on January 20 in Phetchaburi’s Cha-am seaside town, triggering a massive search operation. An exhausted Hanne Schchikora Toskardal was found with a sprained angle 26 hours later around 6 pm on January 21 in […]

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Shareholders approve sale of Norway’s REC Solar to Chinese firm

Shareholders approve sale of Norway’s REC Solar to Chinese firm

At an Extraordinary General Meeting on January 15, REC’s shareholders approved to sell the business as the largest European supplier of solar panels worldwide and to combine with the Norway-based Elkem Group. The closing of the transaction is expected in early March 2015. Bluestar Elkem Investment is set to acquire […]

Read more ›
Norway seeks closer cooperation with Cambodia

Norway seeks closer cooperation with Cambodia

Visiting Norwegian Vice-Foreign Minister Morten Hoglund said in Phnom Penh on January 20 that many Norwegian investors are interested in doing businesses in Cambodia and his visit was to observe Cambodia’s potential sectors for investment. Hoglund made the remarks during a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister […]

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photo by lanier67 (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Danish nicotine junkies lead Nordic pack

When it comes to the average number of cigarettes consumed per year, Denmark is a long way ahead of its Nordic brethren, according to a new analysis by the Czech linguist Jakub Marian. Marian’s analysis – which is based on the data of a number of studies released in 2007 […]

Read more ›
OECD highlights opportunities in Burma, urges reforms

OECD highlights opportunities in Burma, urges reforms

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a forum of 34 countries which aims to address globalisation issues, released a new report on Burma on Wednesday, part of the group’s ongoing Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar [Burma] project. Of the latest economic investigation, it says that “overall, the report finds […]

Read more ›
Photo: Niceley @ WikiCommons

Norwegian singer survives stroke in Thailand

Knut Storbukas, also known under his artist name Sputnik, suffered from a stroke while performing near Pattaya. The 71 year old Norwegian survived the trip to the hospital. According to Norwegian newspaper VG the popular singer was hit by a severe blood clot in the brain while on stage in the […]

Read more ›
Aung San Suu Kyi urges Scandinavian countries to put pressure on Myanmar’s Generals

Aung San Suu Kyi urges Scandinavian countries to put pressure on Myanmar’s Generals

Three years after the regime in Myanmar opened up for reforms and democratic development, the country’s iconic opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi says that the reform process has almost come to a halt. In an interview with the Danish national broadcaster DR, she urges Scandinavian politicians not to be […]

Read more ›
Norwegian consulting firm to study Myanmar dam project

Norwegian consulting firm to study Myanmar dam project

Norwegian consulting engineering firm, Norconsult AS, is to perform a feasibility study for the proposed 100-150 MW Bawgata River hydropower plant on behalf of the Ministry of Electric Power in Myanmar. The project, in which fellow Norwegian consultancy, Multiconsult AS, is also a partner, is expected to run for the […]

Read more ›
Photo: Norwegian Embassy China

Norwegian Business School organized charity run in China

The Charity and Health Run Activity “Run for Love” took place early in the morning of January 3 in Century Park Shanghai, with 500-600 participants in the morning race. Norwegian Consul Siri Borgen opened the charity run. The event was organized by BI Norwegian Business School and School of Management/Fudan […]

Read more ›
OSM Maritime Services opens new office in Manila

OSM Maritime Services opens new office in Manila

The new OSM building, which houses Norwegian company OSM Maritime Services Inc. (OSM MSI) and the OSM Regional Operating Headquarter Office (OSM ROHQ), caters to at least 300 employees serving more than 3,000 Filipino and foreign crew. Since the company has grown significantly over the years, its main office building had […]

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