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Finnish investors drawn to Greater Kuala Lumpur’s rich talent base

Finnish-Malaysian ties took off upon the inking of an Investment Guarantee Agreement in 1985, with many Finnish companies back then drawn to Malaysia’s relatively cheaper manufacturing and technical talents and strategic location as a regional hub. The same year investment ties were further cemented when escalator and elevator market leader KONE set foot in Greater…

New survey: Sweden and Singapore best at English

A new survey ranks best non-native speakers of English. Sweden is number one, while Singapore is number three. Global language training company Education First (EF) ranks best non-native speakers of English in their yearly survey EF English Proficiency Index. Singapore is the only Asian country in top five. This year, Norway ranks as number four,…

Finnish education gained visibility in China

Finnish education know-has gained visibility in China during October. The Finnish way of education has been in focus in China due to two events in October. On 15-16 October Finnish Minister Ms. Tarja Kangaskorte attended the Chengdu Education Forum where she introduced the Finnish education system. She also promoted Finland as a good destination for…

Finnish embassy visits learning center in Thailand

The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited on 29 October SEAS of Change learning center in Rayong. Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services (SEAS) of Change learning center is a project funded by Kesko Corporation of Finland, Finnpartnership programme of Finnish government, SIDA of Sweden and the Richard and Helen DeVos foundation. The project aims to…

Nordic China Smart City Conference

On 13-15 November the Nordic China Smart City Conference takes place at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden. The theme is: ’Combining China’s new model for growth and the Nordic’s Eco Governance’. This is the third in the series of highly successful conferences focusing on the Nordic opportunities within the fast-growing Chinese urban development market. Its aim is…

Nordic finTech investor event Singapore

During the upcoming Singapore Fintech Festival which draws attendants from worldwide – over 30 000 of them expected in 2018 – the just established Nordic Innovation House Singapore organizes and invites to the Nordic FinTech Investor event. Taking place on 13November, 4pm – 6pm, where invitees will be able to learn more about the Nordic…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…

Hong Kong and Finland want to increase education cooperation

The government of Hong Kong and Consulate General of Finland have expressed wishes to increase cooperation between the two countries in education, innovation and technology. Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions (SAR) Matthew Cheung wants to increase cooperation between Finland and Hong Kong in education, innovation and technology as well as further youth…

Finnish Foreign Trade, Development minister in Jakarta

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Ms. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Jakarta with a Finnish business delegation during 8 -10 October. Minister Virolainen met with the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, and Minister of…

Finnpartnership Penang event

Finnpartnership organized a ‘Doing Business with Finland’ seminar in George Town on 16 October together with MIDA Penang, Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland, Kuala Lumpur. The focus was on education export and ICT – matchmaking with Malaysian organizations and companies led the way. Finnish companies Spinfy, Kide Science Malaysia, Oulun yliopisto – University…