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ISS to sell operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

ISS Group from Denmark, one of the world’s leading facility services companies, has announced that it will divest operations in 13 countries, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6% per annum by accelerating its transition towards key account customers. ISS has proven its ability to win…

Swea’s 2018 regional AP meeting set the stage for 40 Years Anniversary

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc) in Bangkok recently hosted the 2018 annual regional meeting for the Asia Pacific. There, the joint activities, including participation in other Swea International events, were presented by Regional President Anna Centerman in Beijing. The accounts were duly presented by Regional Cashier Ann-Marie Gustafsson. Donations and scholarships in 2017…

Ikea has completed replanting of three million trees in Malaysia

After 20 years, IKEA and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have replanted three million rainforest trees in Luasong, Malaysia, to restore 18,000 hectares of severely degraded rainforest. Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply and Forestry Manager, Ikea, said the 20-year project was successful with the replantation and enrichment of the area completed, according to The Borneo…

Surprise: Taipei tops list of World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats

Taipei comes out as number 1 out of 72 cities worldwide in the Expat City Ranking 2018. The city is in good company, with many other Asian metropolises also ranking in the top 10 cities for expats, such as Singapore (2nd), Ho Chi Minh City (4th), Bangkok (5th), and Kuala Lumpur (6th). The Expat City…

Haldor Topsoe opens office in Jakarta

Topsoe opens an office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main reason is the expected growth in areas where Topsoe’s technologies, experience, and capabilities will be beneficial to the customers, which is mainly fertilizer and refining industries, explains the company. Michael Gruss has been assigned Chief Representative of the new Jakarta office in Kantor Taman E3.3, Unit…

Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018

Based on insights from Swedish companies on the ground Business Sweden has launched the Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018. The report presents an aggregated picture of the Malaysian market from the point of view of Swedish companies present there. “The Malaysian spring has indeed been eventful; a historic win in the general election by the…

Finns arrested in Malaysia for distributing Christian Pamphlets

Four Finns were arrested Tuesday on the holiday island of Langkawi in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity. The authorities detained the two men and two women after complaints from public that they were handing out Christian pamphlets. The police arrested the four Finns aged between 27 and 60 at their hotel and…