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Swedish embassy Bangkok reminds all on road safety initiative day

Swedish Embassy Bangkok published a statement on 27 May 2020 to celebrate a positive initiative since 1995, the statement said: “Today is “Trafiknykterhetens dag” in Sweden, it’s a day to pay attention to the consequences of “drink and drive” In Sweden, there’s a very effective concept for road safety. The concept Vision Zero was introduced…

Malaysian Danish Business Council Chairman published concern letter over Corona Crisis

Allan Jensen, Chairman of the Malaysian Danish Business Council published a letter to members on 21 May 2020 with concern on Corona Crisis in Malaysia. In the letter, Allan Jensen explains that MDBC together with other chambers via EUMCCI has appealed to the government to consider the impact of the current Covid-19 restrictions on expatriate…

Helsinki Business Hub continues smart building, construction Singapore collaboration

Since Finland’s 100 Years independence celebrations in 2017, Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), a regional development and marketing agency, has been engaging with Singapore based on its ’Smart Nation’ initiative for growth through innovation and technology. HBH is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region (from 2021 it will be fully…

Norwegian Business Association Singapore hosts the first Virtual Maritime Tech Conference

Norwegian Business Association Singapore (NABS) members Heron Advisory, Ronny Waage together with Tim Polson from Klaveness Digital, are joining forces to provide an exciting afternoon focused on maritime tech innovation. Sign up here for joining Singapore’s First Virtual Maritime Tech Conference (VMTC) on Wednesday 27 May from 2-6 pm. Other NBAS members contributing to this…

Denmark launchs online support to overseas export businesses

The Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod launched a new large export and investment package on 26 May 2020. The packages aim to assist export businesses effected by the Corona crisis.which, among other things, makes it much cheaper for Danish companies to get export advice from Danish embassies and representations. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Chinese state owned company bought 12.67 percent of Norwegian airline’s share

Norwegian has secured government loan guarantees of NOK 3 billion. ธhe company confirmed that the restructuring plan has been completed and that the state loan guarantee totaling NOK 3 billion has been approved, in an official statement published on 20 May 2020. Leasing company Aercap Holdings in Ireland now becomes the largest owner in Norwegian.…

Finland signed agreement with UNESCO to strengthen teachers and students in Myanmar

The Finnish Ambassador H.E. Riikka Laatu signed an agreement of 5 Million Euros with UNESCO to continue their support in Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar on 21 May 2020. This agreement is to achieve Finland’s aim to invest in strengthening teachers and other need for learners in Myanmar.  

Indonesia to receive $56 million reward from Norway for reducing emission

Indonesia will receive a $56 million fund from Norway as a reward for the Southeast Asian country’s efforts and success in reducing deforestation and carbon emission, reports the Indonesian daily The Jakarta Post. The Indonesian effort and Norwegian reward are under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme. “The grant is a…

Swede Nick Jonsson and partners purchase EGN Singapore franchise

“The way we network is changing now and it will probably be with us for the rest of our lives; it will be a different networking landscape when we come out of this,” believes Nick Jonsson from the knowledge-sharing network Executives’ Global Network (EGN) in Singapore. The Swede, whose career in Southeast Asia is already…

Scandinavian governments donate relief fund to Taal volcano eruption victims in the Philippines

Denmatk, Norway and Sweden are part of a multi national donor group of countries that will resume dispersing relief to people affected by the current eruption of the Taal Vocano in the Philippines. The distribution of cash grant was disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The other donors and partners of the relief effort include the Red…