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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…

Asian adventures: The sun always shines on Birgitte

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Birgitte Weeke might just have the most genuine smile I have ever seen despite the fact that I’m late due to Yangon’s morning traffic. She’s sipping coffee as she sits by the window in a modern café with cakes and quiches on display. “52 this Christmas. Or 53. You would have to ask my son,”…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Tuborg gives Laotians chance to win trip to Denmark

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Danish Carlsberg’s beer brand Tuborg has invited Laotians to participate in competition for a trip to five countries including Denmark according to The Drum. The competition is part of the campaign ‘Open to More’, launched by Tuborg. It is part of the company’s new strategy to be more local. The campaign in Laos urges people…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…

Finn kidnaps Thai stepdaughter bringing her to Laos

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Some people do not get along with their spouses ex-partner while others seem to bond a bit better. A Finnish man, Jarkko Thomas Koskinen, appears to belong in the latter group. The 43-year-old Finnish resident decided to meet the request of his Thai wife’s ex-husband, 37-year-old Yukka Marti Halinen. This was done through kidnapping his…

Travel firm bankrupt: Nordic subsidiaries survive

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The world’s oldest travel firm, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation according to a press release. The liquidation follows failure to reach a sufficient financial agreement between the company’s stakeholders and possible money providers. Essentially all flights on Monday 23 September 2019 were cancelled due to the bankruptcy. For the Nordic customers it meant…

Check how to vote for upcoming Norwegian elections

Even though you don’t live in Norway, your democratic right to vote for the municipal and regional elections on 9 September 2019 are intact if you’re a Norwegian citizen. However, you will not receive an election document in your mailbox with information on where to vote. Instead, you have to seek out a Norwegian embassy,…

Volvo identifies faulty engine part

Do you have a Volvo model S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 or XC90 with a 2-litre or 4-cylinder diesel engine produced between 2014 and 2019? Then you are one of 507,000 Volvo owners, who will receive a letter from Volvo, asking you to contact your local dealer for correction of a component…

Sweden and ASEAN discussion in Stockholm

Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde recently met with six ambassadors to Sweden representing each their ASEAN country. The envoys have organized themselves as Asean Committee in Stockholm (ACS). According to the website Business Mirror, the ACS is chaired by Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro, and is composed of ambassadors from Indonesia,…