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2016 International Training Programmes for Indonesian citizens

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES (ITP) 2016 Indonesian citizens are eligible to apply to these programmes: Local Political Leaders – Capacitating Women in Politics Deadline: 31 January 2016 http://www.icld.se/…/Brochure_Local_Political_Leaders_4_201… “International Training Programmes (ITPs) are used as one of the tools in Swedish global development policy to alleviate poverty. Commissioned by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the…

Carlsberg Establishes Greenfield Brewery in Myanmar with ALECTIA

In 2013  Carlsberg Group announced that it had signed a strategic partnership agreement with a local privately-owned leading beverage company, Myanmar Golden Star (MGS) Breweries, to brew and market Carlsberg beers in Myanmar. Under this agreement, MGS Breweries and Carlsberg formed a Joint Venture – Myanmar Carlsberg Co., Ltd. – with plans to set up a…

The Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta informs travellers of terror

At 11 am on January the 14th, several bombs exploded around the Sarinah shopping center in central Jakarta. Several gunmen also shot at civilians in the area. The police were quickly on the scene and identified the five gunmen, who were killed in the blasts or shot to death by the police. According to official data, two civilians –…

Danish delegation learned about the Singaporean public service

In mid January 2016 a delegation from the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilties visited Singapore to learn about the Singaporean public service. The visit included a site visit at JTC Corporation’s Jurong Rock Caverns, interesting meetings with Civil Service College Singapore among others and a full day of training at Lee Kuan Yew…

Navtor expanding its new Singapore office

​E-navigation specialist NAVTOR is continuing to build its business footprint beyond Europe, with the news that the Norwegian firm is expanding its new Singapore office. The base, which only opened in December 2014, has given the firm an important foothold in the key South East Asia market, driving new business with shipowners and managers such…

Scandinavia, China and Indonesia on list of places to go in 2016

The New York Times has done an interactive list of the 52 places to visit in 2016. Among the many interesting places that ranges from the Mediterranean to Mozambique is also cities in Scandinavia and Indonesia. Skåne in Sweden is one out of the 52 selected places, and The New York Times declares it the…

Two Danish films nominated for an Oscar

Previously ScandAsia told of Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’ being shortlisted together with 14 other films for the 2015 Academy Awards best documentary feature. The film has now made it through to the final five nominees for the best documentary feature. Another Danish film is also among the nominess this year. Tobias Lindholm’s ‘A War‘…

Maersk Group introduces improved maternity benefits worldwide

To increase the retention of women following childbirth or adoption, the Maersk Group is from 4 April 2016 implementing a new maternity policy that improves benefits during and after maternity leave for employees globally. The new policy includes a programme allowing a phased reintegration to work for all onshore employees and a global guaranteed minimum…

Swedish EAT book series launches in Asia

The EAT book series originates in Stockholm, Sweden, where it’s celebrating its 10th edition in 2016. The book series has been published around the world with published books in 16 cities across 8 countries so far. Now its entry to Asia has its first stop in Singapore, with other cities scheduled across the Asia-Pacific within the next few years.…