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Petri Puhakka: New Fin Ambassador to Malaysia

Petri Puhakka: New Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia

Finland’s new Ambassador to Malaysia’s arrival was timely, as the first Asean Team Finland meeting ever took place in Singapore on 28 – 29 April. H.E. Petri Puhakka then started at the Kuala Lumpur mission on 2 May, and awarded ScandAsia an introduction the very same first week of his first ambassador posting. The unique Finnish gathering enabled that the …

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Danish tech companies seizes the Vietnam aquaculture market

Danish tech companies seizes the Vietnam aquaculture market

The fish farms opened in mid-May in Chan Thó. Here’s Esben Holm from the VIDATEC partnership (Photo: Jesper Heldbo, Aquacircle) Two new systems for sustainable fish farming just opened in the Vietnam Mekong Delta. The systems stables the foothold for Danish companies and enhance export to the region while making fish production greener, Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states in a …

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Danish happiness presentation in Malaysia

Danish happiness presentation in Malaysia

What makes a nation happy? To foster debate about the relationship between society and human wellbeing, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Mr Meik Wiking visited Kuala Lumpur on 2-3 June as part his Southeast Asia tour. In collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), the Embassy of Denmark Kuala Lumpur proudly hosted a public …

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Malaysia performance in Palsgaard’s CSR report

Malaysia performance in Palsgaard’s CSR report

2015 was a year to celebrate for food ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard, due both to healthy financial results and the achievement, well ahead of time, of a substantial part of the company’s journey toward a zero carbon footprint around the globe. Palsgaard, the Danish company that invented the modern commercial food emulsifier, has released its Palsgaard’s 2015 CSR Report, highlighting the …

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Danish Agriculture and Food Council enhances cooperation with Indonesia

Danish Agriculture and Food Council enhances cooperation with Indonesia

On April 2016, Denmark and Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in the agribusiness sector. Now, in June 2016, it’s time to follow up on the contract according to Indonesian Ambassador to Denmark, Muhammad Ibnu Said in a news statement on behalf of the Indonesian Embassy in Copenhagen. He stated the importance to follow up on the …

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Beautiful Ivar Aasen topsides send-off before sailing away to Norway

Beautiful Ivar Aasen topsides send-off before sailing away to Norway

For 3 years the Ivar Aasen topdeck project has been under construction in Singapore, and the platform deck for the Ivar Aasen project is now on its way to Norway after sailaway from the yard area in Singapore on Monday 6 June 2016. Finishing a project as giant as the Ivar Aasen topdeck deserved a proper celebration, and Det Norske …

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China lifts Danish beef, poultry import ban

China lifts Danish beef, poultry import ban

China has on 3 June confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine and ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus. The decision – preceded by joint efforts of various Commission services and EU Member States – was announced by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture …

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Scania, other European businesses treated unfairly in China

Scania, other European businesses treated unfairly in China

On 7 June the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) released, in collaboration with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, their annual Business Confidence Survey with a focus on that Beijing’s failure so far to deliver on promises that foreign-invested enterprises would enjoy a more open, competitive market has fostered mounting pessimism. Its members Companies, which includes Swedish bus …

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Finnish district heating analysis for China

Finnish district heating analysis for China

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (a leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries) and Nuorkivi Consulting announced on 25 May that they have analysed the suitability of Finnish heat distribution centres for Chinese conditions. China, which is already the world’s biggest user of district heating, currently uses traditional joint district heating centres. China could benefit from …

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How will Scandinavia succeed on the Hong Kong design market?

How will Scandinavia succeed on the Hong Kong design market?

Studios, studios, studios. PMQ is one of many interesting sites for design in Hong Kong (Photo: Johan Persson) Hong Kong is the sparkling design hub of the Southeast Asia. It’s hip, wealthy and carries a deep-rooted genuine interest for design. This combined with a rooted tradition for consumerism and a location at the footstep to the industrial powerhouse of China makes …

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