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Criminal charges against Danish Singapore manager






Denmark’s state prosecutor for serious economic and international crime, Niels Vejlby Hansen announced on Thursday 13 July 2017 that the former head of Dynamic Oil Trading in Singapore, Lars Moller, has been charged with fraud of over 800 mill DKK – equivalent to 169 mill. SGD – which led to the unexpected bankruptcy of the…

New Swedish book about Singapore






The Swedes Maria Sehlin and Ida Maria Fritzell have written a book about Singapore favourites among resident “tourists”, after a few years living in Singapore. With that, they want to show more Swedes the way to the multicultural city and exciting attractions outside the usual tourist districts. Tourism to Singapore increases every year and now…

Professor Bertil Andersson to retire as NTU President






Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced that its fourth President, the Swedish Professor Bertil Andersson will retire from the role at the end of 2017. Professor Subra Suresh, an eminent American scientist, engineer and entrepreneur chosen in 2010 by then-US President Barack Obama to lead the US National Science Foundation (NSF), will succeed…

Norway’s Foreign Minister Brende urged openness in Singapore






The backlash to globalization is threatening to tear down the institutions that facilitate international cooperation and dialogue. But Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende says allowing these forces to win is not an option, reports Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The Minister’s visit to the “Garden City” from 4-5 July 2017 was short but comprehensive. Minister…

Royal Pine TCM & Wellness Clinic: Traditional Chinese Medicine






Mr. Wu Yue (Senior TCM Physician) Bachelor of TCM, Beijing TCM University (1989) Registered with TCM Practitioners Board (Singapore) • 30 years of clinical experience • Originally from China. Graduated from Beijing TCM university in 1989 • Served as Deputy Chief Doctor (Associate Professor) at Fujian TCM Hospital • Registered TCM practitioner in 2005 in…

Norway discuss small state challenges with Singapore






Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visited Singapore on 4-5 June 2017. During his visit he met with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, NBAS. Meeting with Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs, the two foregign ministers discussed the existential challenges that both countries face as small states in…

From an industrial era to the businesses of the future: Göran Seifert






Mr Göran Seifert, MD at Anda Pacific, a consultancy firm, is a long-term resident of Singapore. Sitting on a wealth of experiences over the course of his 40-year career, he is today a sought-after advisor to various businesses, serves on a number of boards, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the younger generation through guest…

Digital Transformation expert Erik Ingvoldstad






All about digital transformation with Acoustic There is a buzz around ‘digital transformation’. Everybody reads and hears about it these days. But what does it actually mean for one’s business? And how can, or should, one go about addressing it? As there is a Nordic person based in Singapore, and who has made it into…

Denmark’s Constitution Day celebrated in Singapore






On 5 June the Danish National (Constitution Day) and World Environment Day, Singapore, were celebrated at Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Among the Danish Ambassador Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard’s distinguished guests were Ambassador to Denmark Mr and Mrs Karan Singh Thakral; Mr Gan Thiam Poh and Mr Darryl David, Members of Parliament of Singapore (Ang Mo Kio…

Singapore and Denmark signs FinTech agreement






The Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, Danish FSA, signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which aims to help FinTech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets on Wednesday 28 June 2017. The agreement will enable both regulators to refer FinTech companies to their counterparts. MAS and…