Latest Scandinavian Philippines News

Philippine drivers rejected contract from Danish employer

Philippine drivers in Denmark have on 4 November rejected a contract from their criticized employer, because they find the pay increase too small. 26 Philippine drivers working for a subsidiary of the Danish carrier Kurt Beier have declined a new contract for a monthly salary of € 1.300 euro, according to Fagbladet 3F. The salary…

Swedish Collectius takes of non-performing loans Philippines

Collectius is continuing to purchase portfolios of non-performing consumer loans within Southeast Asia. The company is now spearheading the first secured portfolio in the Philippines when taking over 40 million USD non-performing loan (NPLs) portfolio with cars as collateral. The deal that consist of both auto and personal loans is Collectius’ third bank portfolio of…

Danish Farm Concept exhibited in Vietnam

The Vice Minister of Agriculture in Vietnam visited Danish Farm Concept at their booth at the Vietstock trade show in October. “He was very impressed by our farm model, which is a great way to showcase a +35 PSY full line project with complete supply from Danish Farm Concept,” reported Danish Farm Concept. Danish Farm…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Danish H.C. Andersen and Philippine José Rizal combined in new book

In a new book titled “Hans Christian Andersen and Jose Rizal: From Denmark to the Philippines”, readers can enjoy classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen translated into Filipino by national hero Jose Rizal. The classic fairytales are not only translated into Filipino, but English too. The new book also features essays from historians and…

Telenor hoping to enter Philippine market

Norwegian Telenor Group is in talks with potential partners in the Philippines. Telenor Group hopes that the Philippine government will choose them in their search for the third player in the Philippine telco industry, according to Business World. Deputy director for regional operations of Telenor, Shanshil Ahmed Shibly, says the Philippines is an interesting market…