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Swedish Ambassador met with Thai Ministers, highlighting 150 years

On 26 June Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrström paid courtesy calls to Thai ministers, also highlighting the 150 years Anniversary between Thailand and Sweden and some activities the Embassy is planning during 2018. The Ambassador met with H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, discussing cooperation on joint global challenges within Oceans and…

Denmark’s Malaysia ambassador climbed Mount Kinabalu

Diplomats need to see things from above – sense the lay of the land. So on Sunday, June 24, our Ambassador Jesper Vahr, together with Ambassador Postl of Austria and UN Resident Coordinator Priesner, hiked to the top of Mount Kinabalu at 4,095 metres – often described as the highest peak in geographical Southeast Asia,…

Nordics joined Vietnam plastic pollution advocacy campaign

On 4 June Finland, along with Denmark, Norway and Sweden, along with other international partners established a joint effort in combating plastic pollution in Vietnam. Forty-one embassies and international organisations marked World Environment Day by signing a Code of Conduct on Combatting Plastic Pollution. The signing ceremony was a highlight in the Plastic Pollution Advocacy…

Norway pledges extra funding for marine litter fight

‘Norway is playing a leading role in the global effort to eliminate marine litter. The Government is proposing to increase funding for Norway’s development programme to combat marine litter by NOK 130 million in 2018. This programme is a key element of the Government’s general focus on the oceans, and an important contribution to the…

Denmark to Singapore Water Week, City Solutions 2018

On 8-12 July a Danish businesses will be in attendance at Singapore International Water Week and World Cities Summit expo with a Danish pavilion. For Danish products and solutions looking to expand sales in South East Asia and China the two events will help in reaching prospects. Singapore is a front runner in urban development…

Austrian takes over the helm at Telenor’s dtac

Alexandra Reich, an Austrian national, has been appointed CEO of dtac (Total Access Communication PCL), replacing departing Swedish CEO Lars Norling. Alexandra Reich currently serves as CEO of Telenor Hungary and Head of Telenor Group’s Central Eastern Europe Cluster. Prior to joining Telenor Group in 2016 she served as EVP and Head of Mobile Business…

Shanghai Knights 2018 included 11 Nordic start-ups

Danske Bank together partner nHack kicked off the China Knights II with an event at Wework – a co-working space in the heart of Shanghai. At China Knights II demo day 11 Nordic start-ups (leading technology companies coming out of the Nordic region) pitched in front of Asian business angels and venture capitalists, and representatives…

Development on fighting the plastic waste

No one could have failed to notice the alarming situation regarding, in particular, plastic litter in the oceans and that many initiatives are now being announced and legislation strengthened. This is paired with an increasing flow of alarming stories how wildlife connected to seas are suffering. As stated by the European Commission (EC), across the…

dtac in talks with regulator NBTC: potential 900MHz auction

Telenor’s Thailand telecommunications operator dtac (Total Access Communication Plc.) stated on 22 June 2018 a opening with the regulator NBTC. Lars Norling, Chief Executive Officer, dtac said: “While dtac awaits more clarity on the remedy plan from NBTC, dtac is in active discussions with NBTC on a potential lower band (900 MHz) auction and hopes…

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce to recruit new ED

Less than a year after Swedish-Thai Katarina Ekelund was appointed Executive Director for the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) this chamber has just posted a vacancy announcement for the same position. “Are you motivated to contribute to the successful growth and image of TSCC? We are now seeking a driven, entrepreneurial and results-oriented individual to…