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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Ambassador to Finland and Sweden to Thailand met with His Majesty Mahavajiralongkorn and Her Majesty The Queen before leaving

The King of Thailand, His Majesty Mahavajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the Queen, Her Majesty Suthida Patcharasuthapimollak gave on 7 July 2020 an audience to all ambassadors who had reached the end of their terms and were leaving their posts to take up their next posting. Attending the private audience at the palace were the Swedish ambassador…

Pandora supports Unicef’s programmes to help vulnerable children

The Danish jewelry company Pandora announced in an official statement that through the sale of jewellery and other initiatives, Pandora will raise funds to empower children and young people around the world by supporting UNICEF programmes on education, gender equality, rights awareness, personal empowerment and civic engagement. This three-year collaboration aims to support the most…

Novo Holdings announce new Head of Business Development in Asia

Novo Holdings announced on 2 July 2020 that Amit Kakar will be new Head of Business Development for Singapore branch. Amit Kakar will start in his new role on 1 August 2020 and will be based in Singapore following a period working out of the Novo Holdings headquarters in Denmark. His job will be to…

Finnfund invests in Proximity Finance to help reach more smallholder farmers in Myanmar

Proximity Finance, Myanmar’s first farmer-focused finance institution, signs a 14 million US dollar equity package with Finnfund, Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) and Proparco. Proximity Finance was launched in 2010 as the microfinance arm of Proximity Designs, one of the largest agricultural services platforms in Myanmar, that provides farm technology, agronomy advice and financial services to…

Ambassador Kahiluoto attended EuroCham Vietnam’s Annual Whitebook launch

The Finnish ambassador H.E. Kari Kahiluoto, along with important key members joined EuroCham Vietnam’s event at Meliá Hanoi on 30 June 2020 The event,entitled “Administrative Reform: A Key Role in EVFTA Implementation”, was co-organised between EuroCham and the ACAPR, is a launch of its annual Whitebook report at a special dialogue with the Prime Minister’s…

Ho Chi Minh City ready to collaborate with Denmark in education, energy, environment

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc announced that Ho Chi Minh City is willing to partner with Denmark in potential areas, at a meeting session with Troels Jakobsen, Counselor of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, on 1 July 2020. Mr.Duc also hopes to push the progress of Denmark projects underway…

Sweden focuses on Innovation and Sustainability once the EVFTA enters into force 1 August

The Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published on her latest work regarding EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Sweden motive for the occasion in an interview with VITV,VTC8 and SCTV8, on 27 June 2020. The statement said: “Happy to answer interview with Hong Diep BTV on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), exchanging Swedish-Vietnam…

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will enter into force on 1 August 2020

Vietnam’s Council of Ministers has approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The agreement is set to bring unprecedented benefits for European and Vietnamese companies, consumers and workers, while promoting respect for labour rights, environmental protection and the fight against climate change under the Paris Agreement. The trade agreement will eliminate nearly all customs duties…

Singapore awaits the next Swedish defense vessels

Singapore will have to wait a bit longer for their new defense vessels due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has prolong their delivery as  original planned. Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that that the delay will not affect SAF operationally as it still operates an existing fleet of submarines (The Swedish Archer and…

Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce congratulates hotel member on reopening

Thailand has recently lifted restrictions for various business after a full month of no new case of Covid-19 spreading domestically. Although activity such as clubbing and concerts with mass gathering is still prohibited, other services such as restaurants, bars and hotels are resumed back to operations. The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce published a statement to…