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Hundreds of Santas gather in Denmark for World Santa Claus Congress






Hundreds of people with long, white beards and dressed in red suits and caps have gathered in Denmark for the annual World Santa Claus Congress that took place on July 24-27 2017. Especially the Nordic countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden were well represented with Santas. But the world is clearly packed with white bearded old men.…

Swedish Embassy at BioGaia probiotics launch in Thailand






Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok, participated on the 24th of July 2017 in the launch of the company BioGaia probiotics in Thailand. Ms Schlyter made a statement on the importance of innovation for Sweden’s economic success, societal development and strong public healthcare system. Additionally, she talked about promoting of good…

Vietnamese delegation visits Stockholm and Oslo






A delegation from Hanoi led by permanent Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan visited Sweden, Norway and Austria from July 21-31. In Sweden, Tuan talked with Margareta Björk, First Vice Chairwoman of the Stockholm City Council, during which they exchanged experience in issuing planning-related policies, planning management and urban development and…

Magnus Bocker has passed away






Magnus Bocker, who led the Singapore Exchange (SGX) from 2009 after the global financial crisis, has died from cancer in the United States. He was only 55 years old. Mr Bocker, who ran private investment firm Blibros following his departure from the exchange, passed away in St Louis, Missouri in the United States on Wednesday local time,…

Sweden attended KPMG networking luncheon in Manila






Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries recently attended a knowledge-sharing luncheon with at the Tower Club in Makati City, Manila, Philippines, hosted by the auditing firm KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. According to The Inquirer, the Swedish ambassador acknowledged KPMG RGM & Co.’s efforts in bringing more Swedish power players to the country while…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant






Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

“Amazing” Manufacturing Expo 2017 for Swedish industry 4.0 consultant, ERP provider






On 21-24 June 2017 two Swedish solutions providers within manufacturing, one being a production improvement consultant and the other an ERP system service, successfully exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo 2017 in Bangkok. They are Virtual Manufacturing (now with offices and personnel in both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) and Monitor ERP System Southeast Asia (with presence…