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Anders Bo Andersen Intern at ScandAsia Thailand Twitter: @andersboand91 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anders.andersen.14 Blog: https://theduckpond2016.wordpress.com/

Danish pork exports to China boomed in 2016

Due to a drop of pork meat production in China, Danish pork farmers are ready to double their exports to the country. As ScandAsia recently reported, a growing demand for pork meat, especially from China, saved Danish Crown’s summer season. But it is not only Danish Crown who have benefitted from increasing exports to China, Danish farmers have also experienced…

Swedish streaming platform signs deal in China

Magine AB, the Swedish streaming plaftorm, have signed a deal with a Chinese TV operator to establish and operate a video streaming system for the Chinese market. The streaming platform will provide online video on-demand as well as streaming of regular tv-channels, referred to as linear content streaming. To begin with the platform will reach 100 million Chinese households,…

Finnish-Viet IPP-incubation centre launched in HCM City

An incubation centre for technological and mechanical businesses opened in Ho Chi Minh City on 4 August. The centre was initiated through the Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP). The centre is open to universities, institutes and businesses, but also local entrepreneurs and statups engaged in technological and mechanical areas. The center is a joint project between the Alliance of Mechanical…

Chinese guide service at Helsinki Airport

As ScandAsia has previously reported, the Finnish tourism industry are making continuous efforts to draw Chinese tourist to the country. The latest initiative is Chinese speaking guides that greet Chinese passengers at Helsinki Airport.    Chinese tourists often face a language barrier, which can prevent them from using the services the airport offers. The guides help them navigate…

Linak: Delivering Danish actuators to Asia

Linak is a Danish supplier of electrical linear actuators. Actuators are devices that convert the rotational motion of a low voltage motor into linear, push and pull movements, making it possible to easily lift, adjust, tilt, push or pull a given object. Headquartered in Guderup, Denmark, Linak covers a number of business areas and operates globally through…

Swedish Mycronic acquires Chinese tech-company

Mycronic AB, the Swedish high-tech company, have obtained 75% of the Chinese company, Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co.,Ltd (Axxon), for the price of SEK 430 million. Axxon develops, manufactures, and sells dispensing equipment, used in a range of products, for instance in household appliances to medical equipment. The Chinese company operates on the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) market, which refers to electronic…

Asian markets save Danish Crown’s peak season

Summer is barbeque season in northern Europe, but this year’s bad weather conditions have put out the grills and curbed the sales of meat, according to Danish Crown.  The summer holiday season is usually the busiest time of year for meat processing companies. However, because of rain and mediocre temperatures in northern Europe this summer, meats are in low demand.…

Embassies in Bangkok: Be Alert on Referendum-Day

Thailand is having a referendum on a new constitution on Sunday 7 August 2016. The Danish and Finnish Embassies in Bangkok advice citizens living in or visiting Thailand to be alert and take precautions prior to, and during the referendum. Because of current political tensions in Thailand, unrest might occur up to, and during the polls, both embassies warns. Foreign citizens in…

Finland will use peace as tourist draw

Following the range of terrorist attacks across Europe and the recent turmoil in Turkey, tourism industries in the affected countries suffer. However, in Finland, one man’s pain is another man’s gain. The Scandinavian country will brand itself as a peaceful and secure nation, in order to draw terror-scared tourists. Tourism in Paris have decreased with 11% in 2016 and occupancy levels…

Global Peace Index 2016: High rankings for Scandinavia

  Europe is the most peaceful region in the world , headed by Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, which is the second most peaceful country on the globe, only surpassed by Iceland. These are some of the findings of the Global Peace Index (GPI) of 2016, that measures levels of peacefulness around the world. This years version is…