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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…

Agricultural Developement Denmark Asia celebrated in Vietnam

Agricultural Developement Denmark Asia (ADDA) was awarded in Vietnam for the effort to strenghten sustainable developement in the country. In Vietnam ADDA works in the provinces of Hoa Bihn, Son La, Lai Chau og Dien Bihn, and “focuses on ethnic minorities who belong to the poorest part of the Vietnamese population. ADDA works – amongst…

Vietnam, Sweden to collaborate on water preservation

Sweden is ready to collaborate with Vietnam on preserving the natural water resources and climate change resistance, according to Viet Nam News. The statement was presented by the Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, Lars Ronnas, at a press conference hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi on Tuesday. The press conference was held on the occasion…

Vietnamese translator receives Hans Christian Andersen award

100 fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen translated and released in a span of 20 years. That’s worth some recognition, and that is what famed Vietnamese translator of children books, ms. Tran Thi Minh Tam, got. She was among the three winners of the annual Hans Christian Andersen Award, which gives recognition “of outstanding achievements in…

Corruption still reigns in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is still among the most corrupt regions in the world and, for the most parts, slowly descending into further corruption, at least according to Transparency International (TI) annual Corruption Perception Index. Every year the NGO releases a survey in which the countries are ranked according to the level of corruption that TI ranks…