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Finnair launched Chinese new year amenity kit

Finnish design company Marimekko has traded the airline’s blue colour scheme for a red and gold jacquard pattern to a special edition amenity kit for Chinese New Year. The kit will be available to business class passengers from 20 January until 9 February 2020, on routes to Greater China, including Hong Kong and Singapore. The…

Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Ramboll acquires Singaporean consultant Web Structures

Danish consulting engineer Ramboll has announced the acquisition of Singaporean consultant Web Structures, which specialises in design and engineering services for high-rise buildings, on 7 January 2020. The deal will allow Ramboll to expand to its 4,500 payroll with 120 designers and engineers based in offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London. Web Structures…

China noticed less Scandinavian working hours leads to higher productivity

Policymakers in Beijing have advised China’s massive workforce that in the interest of a boost to productivity and the economy, they should take a break. According to Humanresource online, in December 2019, the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a fresh policy paper aimed at boosting spending in China during the holidays. The…

Finnish and Danish travellers decreased in Laos in 2019

Laos welcomed 4.58 million international visitors in 2019, representing growth of nine percent over 2018 when tourist numbers failed to reach the target. Local daily Vientiane Times quoted Director General of the Tourism Marketing Department under Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Sounh Manivong on 8th January 2020, as saying that much of the…

Finnish man arrested for a hoax bomb threat call in Bangkok

A 63-year-old Finnish man was arrested after a hoax phone call warned there would be an “untoward incident” at Suvarnabhumi airport. The arrest came after a security officer at Suvarnabhumi airport alerted police that a man had phoned a call centre and said there would be an incident at the airport. Suvarnabhumi police checked phone…

Research 2019: Reasons Why Singapore Is the Best Country for Scandinavian People

Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia, consisting of small islands, in which the progress of the Western world and Asian culture are harmoniously interwoven. Today, it is one of the richest countries in the world with a developed successful market economy, which is characterized by a favorable business environment, the absence of corruption, and…

Finnish PM set 2020 goal for sustainabilty while the King of Malaysia asked for unity and harmony

World leaders used their New Year messages to stress the importance of preserving the environment, while some discussed internal political issues and foreign policy. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, the world’s youngest head of government at 34, said her goal was to make Finland “a financially responsible, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable society”. “We are entering…