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Esben Poulsson is proud to be in shipping

At age 17, Esben Poulsson crossed the Pacific Ocean, working on a Columbus Line vessel in the summer of 1966. Now, he has more than 45 years of experience in the shipping business and holds 6 non-executive directorships and leading roles in two maritime associations. The industry is facing big changes but Mr. Poulsson does…

Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…

Neste Singapore celebrates its 10th anniversary

The tenth anniversary of Neste Singapore was celebrated on November 20, 2017. To rejoice the decadal mark, many distinguished guests were invited, including Mr. S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mrs Jayalekshmi Mohideen, Singapore’s Ambassador to Finland, and Ms. Paula Parviainen, Finnish Ambassador to Singapore. The Finnish based corporation and marketing company, located…

Fifa World Cup 2018: calls for celebration with ScandAsia

In the morning of 15 November it was clear that no less than three Nordic national football teams had qualified for the Fifa World Cup finals in Football in Russia, to take place on 14 June – 15 July 2018. Sweden had in the process progressed at the expense of Italy, and the Danish Vikings…

Sweden’s education minister visited Indonesia, Singapore

International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes were in focus when Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson visited Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October. In Indonesia, Ms Hellmark Knutsson met Minister for Technology, Research and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir to discuss international cooperation on higher education and…

Geely to become Saxo Bank’s majority owner

Shareholders of Saxo Bank Group (Saxo), a leading multi-asset trading and financial-technology firm with presence in key financial centres such as Hong Hong, Shanghai and Singapore, have received an offer from Sampo Group, a leading Nordic financial services group, to take up a stake of 19.9 per cent of the bank. The other significant owner…

Denmark’s PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen to Singapore

The Danish Prime Minster Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the Danish Minister for Employment Troels Lund Poulsen is coming to Singapore towards the end of November. The Prime Minister will be in Singapore on 30 November, while the Employment Minister will arrive a day earlier, 29 November. The Danish Embassy in Singapore is still planning the…

Singapore: Event with Norwegian Ambassadors

The Norwegian Ambassadors to Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and ASEAN will team up for a ‘Meet the Norwegian Ambassadors’ evening event in Singapore on 4 December. The five ambassadors will share their knowledge and insights with business representatives from the region. If you are already doing business in the Asean region and just want to…

NTU and Saab enter high-end digital technology partnership

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions, and top Swedish defence and security technology leader Saab, will set up a joint research centre as part of a collaboration to develop research projects and programmes in high-end digital technology. The collaboration with NTU is the first of its kind in Asia…

Swedish delegation, Nordic participation in Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

As the annual Singapore FinTech Festival (organised by Monetary Authority of Singapore) returns on 13-17 November 2017 it comes with strong elements of Nordic participation, including a Swedish business delegation. By arranging the festival Singapore is out to benefit from Fintech (financial technology) – and learn from its peers. The festival features workshops, a 3-day…