Mette Larsen

Mette Larsen

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

Danish RareWine sells the world’s most expensive bottle of wine to Asian wine collector

The Danish trading company, RareWine has recently through a wine broker in Hong Kong, sold the world’s currently most expensive bottle of wine. The French Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, vintage 1999, for a whopping price of DKK 2.4 million without VAT. The six-liter bottle of red wine equates to eight regular wine bottles and was…

American, Danish, and Chinese researchers link prostate drug to prevention of Parkinson’s disease

The development of Parkinson’s disease can be prevented or delayed with a drug usually applied for prostate cancer according to findings by a team of researchers from Denmark, China and the USA Based on data from almost 300,000 older men from the national health registries in Denmark and the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan database in…

Norway’s Telenor chief denounces cyber security bill in Myanmar

According to the Financial Times, Norway’s Telenor has publicly denounced a cyber security bill that the country’s junta is attempting to introduce after seizing power in a coup. Sigve Brekke, Telenor’s chief executive said to the Financial Times that the bill, which would grant authorities in Myanmar sweeping powers over digital content, was too broad,…

World’s largest IKEA on track to open in the Philippines later this year

According to an IKEA official, the construction of the Swedish furniture-makers outlet in the Philippines is going according to plan despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IKEA outlet in the Philippines is set to become the world’s largest IKEA store and is scheduled to open in the third or fourth quarter of…

Swedish Camfil Group to construct state-of-the-art facility in China

Swedish Camfil Group, manufacturer of air-filtration has begun the construction of the company’s new state-of-the-art facility in Taicang city, Jiangsu province, China. The facility is Camfil Group’s first integrated factory that will include four production lines: general ventilation filter, turbomachinery filter, molecular contamination control filter, and a new series for air pollution control along with…

Swedish Greencarrier ensures that ‘Götheborg’ continues on route to Asia 

Swedish Greencarrier AB recently announced that the company has ensured future voyages to Asia and China and created further opportunities for trade with Asia by overtaking ownership and all future responsibilities of “The Swedish Ship Götheborg”.  The logistic service company has acquired all shares in Svenska Ostindiska Companiet AB – SOIC AB – from foundation…

Denmark and The Philippines to vaccine athletes prior to the Tokyo Olympic Games

Athletes and coaches from Denmark and the Philippines will be vaccinated before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The two countries are together with India and Lithuania the latest countries to state their vaccination plans following the lead set by Israel, Serbia, and Hungary, before the Olympic Games are set to start in July 2021. In January…

Open Democracy: Asian migrant workers are exploited in Danish industries

The Nordic welfare states are often considered an exception to the phenomenon of exploitation of migrant workers in various industries across the world. According to Open Democracy, however, despite the benefits of the so-called ‘Danish model’, Asian migrant workers continue to be exploited in Danish Industries. Open Democracy is an independent global media platform covering…

SNCC invites to “China first?” webinar 17 February

Singapore Norway Chamber of Commerce invites its members to the upcoming webinar “China first’ -‘ How will Bidens presidency affect the US’s relations to China on 17 February at 08.30-10.00 Norwegian time. The webinar will be held in Norwegian. Information about the webinar follows below: “One of the first things Joe Biden did as the…

No priest on-site at the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong in spring 2021

According to an announcement from Rickard Jönsson, Head of department at Church of Sweden abroad (Svenska kyrkan), the church will not have a priest in Hong Kong and China during spring 2021. Corona related travel restrictions are preventing the priest from being present at the church and the church plans to review their presence in…