Anders Holm Nielsen

Get wet at Ban’s Diving Resort

Literally thousands of people flock to Koh Tao each year to obtain their Open Water Diving Certificate. It’s a diver’s heaven, and for a fifth of the price in Scandinavia and with crystal clear waters all located on a tropical island paradise, it’s easy to see why. [wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide’”]   By Sebastian Buur and…

Maersk signs $54 million contract with Malaysian Petronas

Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has signed a jack-up rig contract worth about $54 million with a unit of Malaysia’s Petronas. Maersk Drilling, a unit of the Maersk group, said on Friday that Petronas Carigali, the exploration and production subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil company, had exercised a right to extend the contract…

Swedish technology companies recruit heavily in China

  Although the Chinese economy is growing slower than before, Swedish technology companies continue to recruit more people in China. “Our assessment is that the Swedish technology companies in China will soon have more employees there than they have in Sweden, says Anders Rune, chief economist at Teknikföretagen, an employers’ organization for engineering companies. Only…

Danish universities popular among Chinese scientists

It is no longer just European and American scientists who are handling petri dishes and microscopes in the Danish research laboratories. Chinese scientists, it seems, have developed a soft spot for the Danish universities. At the University of Aarhus and at the Technical University of Denmark, one out of ten foreign scientists is Chinese. At…

Myanmar SIM-cards will be 200 times cheaper with Telenor

Myanmar Communications ministry hails operators’ retail rollout roadmaps, which will see cost of SIM cards fall substantially. Ooredoo and Norwegian Telenor, the successful applicants for two mobile licenses in Myanmar, on Thursday shared more information on how much they will charge customers to use their services. Norway-based Telenor said it will charge 25 kyat ($0.03)…

Young Asian designers create unconventional air cleaners for Electrolux contest

Swedish home and professional appliance company Electrolux recently announced the top 20 semi-finalists for its Electrolux Design Lab 2013 competition, and making the cut are a handful of young designers from Asia with far out concepts. There are six successful Asian aspirants out of the 20 chosen. These semi-finalists have qualified for the fourth stage…

Denmark supports Malaysian environmental projects

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister of Malaysia has applauded the continuous collaboration between Yayasan Sabah and Danish-based NEPCon for the management of the Maliau Basin Conservation Area for the next 10 years. Masidi was speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Yayasan Sabah and NEPCon, which is a non-profit organization in…

Denmark based opposition group accuses Cambodian PM of crimes against humanity

Cambodian opposition group, Denmark-based Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of “crimes against humanity.”  The opposition group is blaming Hun Sen for wide-ranging “crimes” before and after he came to power in 1985, including the deaths of Cambodians when he was…

Swedish medical company expands in China

Swedish polymer manufacturer Nolato is expanding its production facility in Beijing, China with an additional 2,200 square meters of space. The company develops and manufactures polymer product systems in medical devices, telecommunications, hygiene, automotive products and other selected industrial sectors. “China is the fastest growing market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, which means that more…