Scandinavian Business in Asia News

Sweden continues to be the largest contributor of flexible funds to World Food Programme

Sweden is one of the biggest contributors globally to WFP’s work, and the largest contributor of flexible funds for WFP in 2020. Fully flexible contributions allow WFP to use funds in areas of greatest needs. WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world which in 2019 managed to provide assistance to nearly 100 million…

Chinese-backed Finnish venture of world’s longest undersea rail tunnel back on agenda

The Chinese-backed Finnish venture of building the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel from Helsinki to Tallinn was rejected by the Estonian government last year, but now talks are back on the agenda. According to BNN Bloomberg, the Estonian incoming government now plans to restart positive talks with Finland. The plan promoted by Finnish entrepreneur Peter…

Norway’s Kongsberg to deliver Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit to China

Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian technology enterprise, has signed a Letter of Intent with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Chinese shipbuilder, to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. The BT-220IU vessel is to be constructed for Norway-based OIM Wind with an expected 2022 delivery. An option of one more identical vessel is…

China appealed to further cooperation on water resources management

China and the European Union held their 8th High Level Dialogue Conference on water resources via video link in Beijing on Friday 22 January 2021, marking an important part of China-EU relations amid a heap of fruitful results in natural resources and ecological protection. Themed “Strengthening Water Ecological Protection and Promoting Water System Management,” the…

Sweden, the EU and Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics workshop was a success

National Institute of Planning in Cambodia recently organized a workshop on the use of the reporting program, CamStat, with participation by Mr. Kjell Tambour, Team Leader/Project Manager at Statistics Sweden. The workshop aimed to boost more understanding of the use of CamStat, National Development Industry and a presentation of the importance of online stats from…

Uighur rights campaigners in China plan to expose Airbnb in Norway and globally

Uighur human rights fighters in China are in the process of launching a campaign in countries like Norway and Finland to expose and encourage Airbnb to withdraw its support for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The campaigners have with their ‘The End the Uighur Genocide Movement’ publicly supported Uighur Muslims in China, who…

Danish-Thai historic magazines 1995 – 1997 shared

ScandMedia, the Danish graphic printing company in Thailand, began its publishing activity in Thailand in 1993 when it printed and distributed the first issue of the ScandAsia magazine. That was one year before the company was formally incorporated. Shortly after, Mr. Christian W. Warming, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok called ScandMedia’s…

IKEA offers virtual room decoration with Livespace in Singapore

At IKEA’s latest planning studio in Singapore, customers can scan a QR code in any room using their smartphone or the iPads’ provided and design the room as they wish. Customers can change out furniture, fittings and decorate the room opting from an exhaustive catalog of IKEA products where the cost of the products automatically…

Norskskolen i Singapore is looking for native speaking teachers

On 25 January 2021, the Norwegian school in Singapore announced that they are looking for teachers. The statement reads: Are you a gentle, playful and caring person with a heart for children. We are looking for someone who can teach Norwegian two hours a week. There is no requirement for formal educational competence and it…

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been Covid-19 vaccinated

On 20 January 2021 Sweden.se released a statement regarding Covid-19 vaccines that said: “Just like many other countries around the world, Sweden has started vaccinating people against Covid-19. Sweden’s HM King Carl XVI Gustaf got his jab the other day.” “At present, the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been approved in Sweden. Vaccination…