Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Danish Honorary Consulate opens in Cambodia

Denmark opened its first Honorary Consulate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 1 November 2019. The Honorary Consul is Mr. Kjeld M. Olsen, a long time Danish businessman and resident of Cambodia. The post is unpaid and the consul is not employed or posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but appointed in his own capacity…

Norway wants increased access to China’s seafood market

Norway is working on getting increased market access for Norwegian seafood to China says Harald T. Nesvik, Norwegian minister of Fisheries and Seafood, after a meeting on 31 October 2019 in Beijing with Deputy Minister Zhang Jiwen. Zhang is Deputy Minister of the General Administration of Customs to China, which regulates the import of food…

Shanghai Daily portrays Finnish ‘Hungry in Shanghai’

Mona Weber, a Finnish business entrepreneur, interior designer and the founder of several brands and companies, who in 2018 moved to Shanghai, was on 27 October 2019 portrayed by Shanghai Daily. In an Q&A column, Mona Weber, tells about her newly launched dining guide called “Hungry in Shanghai.” “The restaurant scene in Shanghai is very…

Nordic tourism is safe: Ving Gruppen gets new owners

Billionaire Petter Stordalen’s Strawberry Group will team up with Altor Fund V and TDR Capital to take over the assets of Thomas Cook Northern Europe, or Vinggruppen, as it is usually called, according to a statement by the group on Wednesday 30 October 2019. EPA Vinggruppen is the Nordic operations of Thomas Cook Group Plc…

Norway helps Vietnam improve marine warning service

A workshop on ways to improve Vietnam’s marine warning and forecast capacity taking place in Hanoi from October 22-25 as part of activities in the cooperation framework between the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA) and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Addressing the event, Vice General Director of the VMHA Hoang Duc Cuong, said the administration…

Lombok and Sumbawa seek energy cooperation with Denmark

The West Nusa Tenggara provincial government is exploring cooperation opportunities with the Government of Denmark for adopting the application of renewable energy and waste management from the country, according to a news published on Nasionalxpos.co.id. Governor of West Nusa Tenggara H. Zulkieflimansyah had met with Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia Rasmus A. Kristensen along with…

Nordic Royals attended Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria on Tuesday 22 October 2019 attended the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito together with Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, as well as Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon – who came without Crown Princess Mette-Marit, as she is suffering from a chronic illness. The…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Danish Food Authority moves fast after export irregularities to China

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has quickly initiated a series of inspections at dairies in Denmark with exports to China, following a case where one dairy, Mille Food, could not document the origin of some ingredients. Mille Food had bought ingredients imported by the company Titan Trading without proper documentation of origin and used…