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Koenigsegg cooperates with Chinese investor to expand in electric car market.

Koenigsegg, a Swedish supercar maker together with The Evergrande group, a Chinese property development group are planning to expand together in EV car productions in 2020-21. Eariler in January 2019, the Evergrande group invested over US$300m in a new venture, acquired 20% of shares with Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, acquired 51% of shares in National…

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…

Meeting for Nordic students in Hong Kong on Friday

Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong invited Swedish and Danish students in Hong Kong to attend an information meeting held at the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong on Friday 15 November 2019. The address of the Church is: Wing On Plaza Shoppingmall, Office Tower våning…

Finland participated at CIIE2 expo in Shanghai 

Nina Kopola, the Director General of Business Finland gave an opening speech at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai from 5th – 10th November 2019. Business Finland provides companies with internationalization and financial services, participated a pavilion showcases Finland’s clean energy, food, winter lifestyle and tourism. The expo provided opportunities for Finnish companies looking…

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…

Danish artist rocked the crowd at Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi

Mariyah LeBerg, award winning Danish/Lebanese singer with roots in punk, world and rap, performed at Monsoon Music Festival on Friday 1st November 2019 in Hanoi in the rain for her Asian fans. Festival-goers were not dissuaded by the rain that fell in Hanoi on Friday evening, as they lingered to the last minute to enjoy…

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…

Norway wants increased access to China’s seafood market

Norway is working on getting increased market access for Norwegian seafood to China says Harald T. Nesvik, Norwegian minister of Fisheries and Seafood, after a meeting on 31 October 2019 in Beijing with Deputy Minister Zhang Jiwen. Zhang is Deputy Minister of the General Administration of Customs to China, which regulates the import of food…

Shanghai Daily portrays Finnish ‘Hungry in Shanghai’

Mona Weber, a Finnish business entrepreneur, interior designer and the founder of several brands and companies, who in 2018 moved to Shanghai, was on 27 October 2019 portrayed by Shanghai Daily. In an Q&A column, Mona Weber, tells about her newly launched dining guide called “Hungry in Shanghai.” “The restaurant scene in Shanghai is very…