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Documentary about Thai-Danish marriages premiers in Danish cinemas

The Danish documentary “Heartbound” premiers in Denmark on 20 September. “Heartbound”, in Danish “Hjertelandet”, follows Thai-Danish couples in a sparsely populated region of Denmark called Thy. The documentary is made by Sine Plambech and Janus Metz, who have followed the families in 10 years. The documentary revolves around Sommai, a former sex worker from Pattaya,…

Novo Nordisk will cut 400 jobs in Denmark and China

Danish Novo Nordisk has announced that they due to restructuring will fire 400 employees in Denmark and China. The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has on 18 September announced plans to restructure its Research & Development (R&D) organisation. That means approximately 400 employees from the company’s Danish and Chinese R&D departments will lose their jobs. “In…

Nordic embassies collect garbage in the streets of Bangkok

The Danish and Finnish embassy took part in Clean Up Bangkok–event by collecting garbage in Bangkok. Staff from the Danish and Finnish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, picked up plastic bottles, cigarette stubs and other sorts of trash in the streets on the annual event Clean Up Bangkok on Saturday 15 September. Among others, Danish Ambassador…

Watch Nordic films at festival in Myanmar

Films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be shown during the European Film Festival Yangon in Myanmar. 17 European countries contribute to the European Film Festival Yangon 2018, including the Nordics. The annual European Film Festival is the longest-running foreign festival in Myanmar. It aims to promote a cultural exchange between Myanmar and Europe…

Chinese car company buys part of Danish Saxo Bank

The Chinese car company Geely bought a stake in Saxo Bank to strengthen the company’s ability to provide on-demand cars. China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group acquired a 52% stake in Saxo Bank from its founders and institutional investors on 14 September, according to Asia Nikkei Review. The purchase price was undisclosed, but the transaction values…

Three reasons to join a professional peer networking group

Everything we thought we knew about networking has changed. Since the internet arrived in every office and home in the modern world, tapping into a large network has never been easier. The possibilities are ever expanding as more people join and the technology becomes more sophisticated. Now you have access to experts in your field…

Danish Business Minister visited Singapore

Major deals were signed when the Danish Business Minister Rasmus Jarlov visited Singapore this week on his first international visit. The prime focus was Maritime Innovation and Fintech. During the three day long visit to Singapore, Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, and his entourage initiated three new important partnerships between Denmark…

Danish Consulate General in China celebrates 20 years since re-opening

The Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, has celebrated that it is 20 years birthday since it re-opened. In the mid-19th century the Opium war took place in China, and in connection with the war the Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, a city in Southern China, was closed. In 1998 it finally re-opened. The 20…

Vietnamese premier minister urges Carlsberg to expand in Vietnam

The Vietnamese premier minister urges Danish brewery Carlsberg to expand their investment in Vietnam. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Danish beer maker Carlsberg to expand its investment in Vietnam, according to Vietnam Plus. The request happened during a reception in Hanoi on September 12 for Carlsberg CEO Cees‘t Hart. The prime minister suggested…