Category: Iceland

EU committee voted in favour of free trade agreement to Vietnam

The EU Committee on International Trade decided to back the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on 21 January 2020. According to Europarl, the official statement said: “The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP…

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…

EU Ambassador met with Cambodian premier to further strengthen relationship

European Union Ambassador to Cambodia, Ms. Carmen Moreno told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that the EU will continue to be a development partner of the kingdom, assisting Cambodia’s sustainable economic development during a courtesy call on the premier at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on 2nd December 2019. Eang Sophalleth, Prime minister Hun…

Chinese Juneyao Airline opens a new route to Iceland in March 2020

With increasing number of Chinese travellers towards Iceland, Chinese Airline Juneyao Air will embark upon its maiden voyage to Iceland in March of next year, Juneyao Airlines (“auspicious airlines”) was founded in 2006 and operates a fleet of 72 planes. The airline took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in October 2018. It had…

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…