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Scandinavia and Thailand top children’s rights survey

The KidsRights Foundation has released their survey of children’s rights, covering 182 countries. Scandinavian countries are well-known for ranking high in surveys researching human rights – and this survey is no exception. Several Southeast Asian countries also rank high in this survey. The report places Iceland as the country in the world where children have…

Anna Hallberg and Jacob Wallenberg on Swedish Trade and Covid-19

Members of Nordic and Swedish Chambers of Commerce in APAC can meet Anna Hallberg​, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Jacob Wallenberg​, Chairman of Investor AB in a webinar on Jun 10, 2020 (2 PM – 3 PM) moderated by Peter Ling-Vannerus​, Chief Representative of SEB Beijing. The two key patrons in the field of…

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.…

Sweden has closed all Confucius Institutes and Classrooms

The deteriorating bilateral ties between Sweden and China has resulted in closure of all Confucius Institutes in Sweden – making the Scandinavian country the first country in Europe to close all institutes and classrooms. The decision has been prompted by growing Swedish concern regarding Chinese security, disregard for human rights violations, oppression of ethnic- and…

Vietnam to bring back Vietnamese citizens from Scandinavia and SEA-countries

The government of Vietnam has announced 17 May their plans to bring back Vietnamese citizens stuck all over the globe, according to the Saigon-based Vietnamese daily Saigon Online. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has arranged 21 flights to bring back Vietnamese citizens from 18 May to 15 June. Vietnam Airlines will collaborate with…

Wärtsilä Regas modules supplied for China’s first new built FSRU

The technology group Wärtsilä published an official statement on the latest accomplishment of successfully managed and completed delivery of three large-scale regasification modules for China’s first new built LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU), on 12 May 2020. The ‘Transgas Power’, the vessel, was built at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai for…

Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong cancels Sunday service

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong announced in its newsletter, that the Sunday service has been cancelled due to continuous restrictions of the coronavirus. “We were too optimistic and hasty when we announced that there would be a service the 17 May,” said the Seamen’s Church in their newsletter. But instead of cancelling the…

Norwegian offshore engineering won Malaysian base crude oil production company contract

Norwegian offshore EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) contractor Aragon has won a contract to deliver topside modules for Malaysia-based Yinson’s Anna Nery FPSO that will produce oil from Petrobras’ Marlim field in Brazil. The Bergen-based company, part of Singapore’s SembMarine, said that the contract covers the engineering, procurement, and construction of 7 modules for the gas…

SwedCham Hong Kong and Finnair offer members discount

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong published a statement on 8 May 2020, that together with Finnair, the Chamber isoffering a Member to Member discount. For example, enjoy 20% discount on Business Class when flying from Hong Kong to Sweden and 10% discount to other European destinations. Terms and conditions Offer is valid from…