News Desk

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.…

First xEdu accelerator program is set to start this year

  The first xEdu accelerator program will start on February 15th this year. xEdu is an accelerator company in the Finnish education business sector and was established for the need of bringing education excellence and entrepreneurial mindset together to boost the creation of future-proof education systems and products. About the the reason for the program,…

Team Finland Visit to Malaysia and Singapore

Ms. Hanna Mäntylä, Minister of Social Affairs and Health will visit Malaysia and Singapore during week 9, 2016. Finpro is inviting Finnish companies in the Healthcare sector to join the Business Delegation in connection with this visit. Main sectors of interest during this visit are: Home care, elderly care and rehabilitation Active ageing and health…

Danish cargo ship has sunk in the Singapore Strait after a collision

Tthe 146-meter-long freighter Thorco Cloud, which the Danish Thorco Shipping co-owns, sank Wednesday afternoon on the 16th of December off Singapores coast after the ship collided with the tanker Stolt Commitment, which is 15 years old and registered in the Cayman Islands. The 12 crew members aboard the Thorco Cloud are from the Philippines and from Eastern Europe,…