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Cambodian government reserved $3billion in case EU withdraws EBA agreement

The Cambodian government has reserved around $3 billion to cope with a possible suspension of the Kingdom’s access to the EU’s preferential “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement. “The government did not spend all of the revenue collected from taxes. The state has enough savings to deal with any possible crisis in the future.” Mr. Hav…

Preparing new Nordic expats-to-be

Seasoned employers know that being properly prepared is key for a successful posting in Asia, while minimizing the risks – and they prepare their employees accordingly. Nordic employers mostly prepare their assignees well for their posting in Asia to achieve a successful foreign assignment. While learning the cultural do’s and the don’ts may be critical…

Consulate General of Finland announced the latest statement on free trade agreement with Singapore

Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Finland, published an official statement regarding The Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore, which enters into force on 21 November 2019. “Singapore offers interesting business opportunities for Finnish companies’ areas of strength, such as health care and services for elders, digitalisation and renewable…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore reception celebrated partnership success

As the week-long Nordic activities was drawing to a close in Singapore–probably the most important week of year for the Nordics in Singapore–during Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH), a Nordic Innovation House reception took place at the Swedish Ambassador HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström’s Residence. All the participants in…

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…

Colourful festival of lights in Thailand 11th November

Loy Krathong Festival is an auspicious occasions celebrated by locals and visitors during the full moon night in November – this year on the night of the 11th November 2019. Loy Kratong means floating the (flowery) basket. The ritual relates to hindu belief dating back thousands of years. It involves making the basket out of…

Nordic Sunday Brunch at InterContinental, Singapore

At InterContinental Singapore in Bugis, famous for its historic precinct and the hotel for its amazing Peranakan-style and Heritage Suites, there is still time to enjoy the Nordic Sunday Brunch that is running until 17 November (12:00pm to 3:00pm)! It is the luxury hotel’s vibrant European eatery Ash & Elm which showcases this theme with…

Finalists revealed for tomorrows Nordic Awards Night

NordCham Philippines have announced the names of the companies, that are the finalists for this year’s Nordic Awards Night 2019 taking place at the Fairmont Makati Ballroom on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6-10 PM. The Awards are given to Nordic-affiliated companies in the Philippines who exemplify Nordic values and commitment to UN Sustainable Development…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…