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Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Vietnam Danish Energy Partnership Programme

Vietnam and Denmark has agree on new Danish Energy Partnership Programme 2017-2020 (DEPP) starting a new phase for energy cooperation. The programme was approved by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT) and Mr. Thomas Egebo, Danish Vice Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, during his visit in Vietnam (in September). The partners also discussed Vietnams…

Foreign Minister Wallström visited Rohingya refugees and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström began her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström met representatives of the Government of…

New Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam presented credentials

H.E. Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto presented his Letters of Credence to President of Vietnam Trần Đại Quang on 26th September. The President told Finish ambassador Kari Kahiluoto that Vietnam regards Finland as an important trade partner in the Nordic region and welcomes the country’s initiative to establish a strategic partnership in a number of areas, reported…

Vietnam-Finland International School in Hanoi being developed

A ‘Finnish School Day’ was arranged during 28 – 29 October 2017 at Ton Duc Thang University in Hanoi to commemorate the 100th Independence anniversary of Finland (1917-2017), the 45th diplomatic establishment anniversary between Vietnam and Finland, as well as the 20th establishment anniversary of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU). The project development board of…

Sweden’s Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visits Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström will begin her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström will meet representatives of the Government…

Innovative Finnish solutions at Saigon Innovation Week

During 23-28 October Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Science and Technology and Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme – IPP organised the ‘HCMC Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Week 2017’ (WHISE 2017), opened by H.E Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto. The Saigon Innovation Week, which included hundreds of innovative activities, was an opportunity to…

We Love Finland party in Hoh Chi Minh City

Friends of Finland, Finnish and Vietnamese Companies, Embassy of Finland Vietnam and Team Finland staff, Alumni and distinguished guests of the Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship 2017 Week celebrated the 100-years old Finland at the We Love Finland jubilee-party in HCMC on 27th October. A magical night of creating and maintaining new…

Vietnam’s Vice President visited Finland

Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited Finland on 16–19 October on Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s invitation. During her visit, Vice President Thinh also meet Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela, Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen. In addition to having these meetings, the Vice President wanted…