Gregers Møller

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

Clean Finnish water to be bottled and shipped to China

Bottled ground water from the Finnish city of Lahti will be transported on the China-bound trains next year, as a ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday for a bottling facility. Aqua-Matters, a company owned by Singapore-based investor Allan Poh and his family, is involved in the investment, which is estimated at 20 million euros (22…

Norwegian project to make ocean waste valuable

A Norwegian project is being launched to promote the usage of plastic waste as a source of energy for energy intensive industries, reducing ocean waste and improving energy efficiency. The project will be carried out in five countries, the other four being China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its pilot phase is expected to start at…

US-Korean nuclear talks in Stockholm broken off

Negotiations talks in Sweden between officials from North Korea and US have broken off, North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday 5 October through an interpretor at the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm. The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…

Concert with Nordic music during Nordic Festival in Hong Kong

October 22 and 23, top local performers such as cellist Chor Kai-hei, pianist Linda Yim and Cong Quartet will present Nordic composers like Jean Sibelius, from Finland, Jón Leifs (Iceland), Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Edvard Grieg (Norway) and Wilhelm Stenhammar (Sweden) at the “An Evening with Nordic Composers” chamber music concerts at Studio Theatre, Hong Kong…

10 million loyal to Norwegian

Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, has reached 10 million members – expanding at three new members every minute. The Norwegian low cost airline is flying to Bangkok and Krabi airports in Thailand as the only two destinations in Asia. The loyalty programme has been awarded nine prestigious accolades since its launch in 2007, including “Program…

Santa Fe Relocation sold

Santa Fe Group, the last remnant of the EAC conglomerate founded by H.N. Andersen back in 1884, has sold its relocation business, including the moving company’s debt to Proventus Capital Partners, for 1 million Euro. The business was sold because Santa Fe was not able to get its financing in place. Santa Fe has for…

Finnish-Singaporean study show Mindfulness works against stress

Researchers from Singapore Management University (SMU), the Hanken School of Economics, Finland; and two American universities have carried out a study titled ‘Overworked and Under-Resourced: A Mindfulness Intervention for Middle Manager Well-Being’. The study set out to prove and did indeed find that Mindfulness training can help middle managers cope with the stress and emotional…