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An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

H&M consider leaving Cambodia due to EU trade sanctions

Mr. David Savman, head of production at H&M, said the company would do less business in Cambodia if the current EU trade benefits ended and named China and Indonesia as alternative sourcing countries. Mr. Savman was attending the Textile and Apparel SEA Summit in Phnom Penh last week when quoted by Reuters for saying that…

Danish Honorary Consulate opens in Cambodia

Denmark opened its first Honorary Consulate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 1 November 2019. The Honorary Consul is Mr. Kjeld M. Olsen, a long time Danish businessman and resident of Cambodia. The post is unpaid and the consul is not employed or posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but appointed in his own capacity…

Carlsberg agreed to buy remaining share in Cambrew

Danish brewer Carlsberg reported third quarter sales topped forecasts thanks to a strong performance in Asia. Carlsberg’s sales in the third quarter came in at 18.5 billion Danish krones ($2.76 billion), above the 18.2 billion forecast by the 22 analysts in a poll compiled by Carlsberg. The company did not disclose earnings figures and maintained…

Asian adventures: The sun always shines on Birgitte

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Birgitte Weeke might just have the most genuine smile I have ever seen despite the fact that I’m late due to Yangon’s morning traffic. She’s sipping coffee as she sits by the window in a modern café with cakes and quiches on display. “52 this Christmas. Or 53. You would have to ask my son,”…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…

Are you paying too much for your coffee? Check here

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Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk, sugar, egg, whipped cream or just plain black, most adults know the feeling of waking up in the morning but not feeling completely awake until they have had that first sip of bitter, brown, caffeinated drink: Coffee. But the price of grabbing a cup of coffee…

Travel firm bankrupt: Nordic subsidiaries survive

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The world’s oldest travel firm, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation according to a press release. The liquidation follows failure to reach a sufficient financial agreement between the company’s stakeholders and possible money providers. Essentially all flights on Monday 23 September 2019 were cancelled due to the bankruptcy. For the Nordic customers it meant…