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Nordea Bank navigates the highly regulated markets, the do’s, don’ts in Asia

Nordea Bank’s General Managers in China and Singapore talk to ScandAsia about how they navigate the many regulatory challenges and the importance of being on top of things to serve their customers well in a diverse region. Mr Stefan Westergren has headed Nordea Bank’s Shanghai branch for the past three and a half years, looking…

Nordic Day Hanoi seminar

On the occasion the Nordic Day Celebration on 23 March the Nordic Embassies in Hanoi (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) together with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organised a seminar on ‘The Socio-Economic Nordic Model – Achievements and Experiences‘, writes the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. Renowned speakers from the Nordic region together…

Former Vietnamese alumni who studied in Finland meet up

I doesn’t necessarily take a lot of similarities to create a bond between people. Sometimes having visited the same country is simply enough. On Friday the 16th, Vietnamese alumnis who had previously studied in Finland met to exchange experiences, anekdotes and to expand the ever so important network. According to the Embassy of Finland in…

Jan Stjernström, SEB: “Significant growth happening in Asia”

SEB Large Corporates & Financial Institutions has an impressive track record and is today an established player in the global arena. Its presence in Asia is comprehensive, covering an area from India to New Zealand, and supported by some 200 team members including Greater China. Back in the Nordics the bank has been contributing to…

Get ready for the Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit 2018

One of the fields where Nordic countries may truly have a head-start is within renewable energy. Therefore you shouldn’t miss the three day Renewable Energy Summit 2018 in Vietnam. These are the highlights of the summit: – 60+ One-on-one match making meetings onsite (wind and solar projects) – 30+ Local developers (TTC Energy, KN Group,…

Help the Danish police counter sexual assault on children

If you see something that indicates sexual assault on children, do not hesitate to report it to the authorities. But as a Dane new in Southeast Asia, making your way through the local police department can be very hard and complicated. But the Scandinavian police departments are coorporating with the police in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos,…

Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam grants funding to Vietnamese art-initiatives

Press release: The Embassy’s Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) has granted financial support to eight independent art-spaces and art-initiatives. The grantees are Hanoi DOCLAB, Heritage Space, Manzi Art Space, Matca, Nha San Studio, REC ROOM, The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, and Then Café. CDEF is a part of the Danish…

Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change in debate on Vietnamese tv-show

The Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change Lars Ronnås and Dr Jacob Granit, Director-General of the Swedish Marine and Water Agency, both appeared on the Vietnamese talk-show Bizline earlier this week. The topic of the debate was economic solutions to the global warming issue. As it is stated in the beginning of the debate, Sweden was…

Spotify is coming to Vietnam

‘No more fake IP-adresses!’ That’s the general reaction after Spotify revealed that the streaming service would be available to the citizens of Vietnam within three days. In general the Swedish service has had a slow approach the countries of Southeast Asia. Only last August the service became available to the people of Thailand, after sources…