Mette Larsen

Mette Larsen

ScandAsia Journalist • Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. • Koh Phangan Thailand

EU and Cambodia discuss development priorities

Cambodia and the EU met virtually recently to consult on development priorities between Cambodia and The EU. Present at the meeting was Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of CRDB of the Council for Development of Cambodia and the EU Delegation to Cambodia led by Franck Viault, Minister Counsellor and Head…

Norwegian Air drops flying to Thailand

Norwegian Air has announced that the airline will halt its long-haul business in an aim to survive the pandemic. The low-cost airline continues to struggle to survive the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the new initiative is another measure for the airline to stay afloat. Norwegian Air has in recent years operated long-haul…

FX veteran Danish Lars Hornsleth joins Jump Trading in Singapore

Singapore-based Danish Lars Hornsleth who already has a long career in Asia has taken on a new role as Director for institutional business development for Jump Trading in the Asia-Pacific region. Lars Hornsleth is well-known in the industry with over 30 years of foreign exchange industry experience and a long list of impressive job roles…

Asia in container crisis as world’s demand for medical equipment increase

There is an unpredictable shortage of shipping containers in Asia and it has never been more expensive to transport a container of goods from Asia to other parts of the world than it is now. As factories in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and South Korea have experienced an increasingly high demand for medical equipment during the…

Sjømannskirken i Pattaya is open again

Sjømannskirken in Pattaya has announced its reopened with strict infection control rules in place at the church. The announcement read as follows: Sjømannskirken is open again! Sjømannskirken will be open during the day. Registration and temperature measurement must be applied at the entrance, everyone must wear a face mask, keep at least a 1-meter social…

Singapore Airline, SAS and Finnair among safest airlines in the world

According to AirlinesRatings.com, an airline safety and review website, Singaporean Airlines, SAS, and Finnair are amongst the safest airlines to fly with in 2021. Singapore Airlines ranked 4th on the list amongst 19 other airlines. SAS and Finnair found themselves in the top 20, ranked 16th and 17th ahead of the likes of Lufthansa, KLM,…

99 percent of Norwegian Air shareholders are Nordic

The myth that Norwegian Air is Chinese-owned can finally be put to rest once and for all. Recent figures from Norwegian Air shows that nearly two out of three Norwegian Air shares are now owned by Norwegians and Swedes. The Nordic small investors own so much of Norwegian Air that they dominate both in numbers…

Danish parliament wants Taiwan to rejoin WHO – China opposes

A majority of the Danish parliament, not including the government, has proposed that Taiwan should be allowed to return to the WHO despite strong Chinese opposition. According to Jyllands-Posten, Danish newspaper, the proposal stipulates that Denmark should join other countries such as the UK and USA in supporting Taiwan’s re-entry as an observer in the…