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Norwegian Ambassador meets with Urbanice Malaysia’s representatives

Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia, H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset met with representatives from Urbanice Malaysia on 31 January 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to invite the Ambassador to hold a keynote speech at the upcoming Malaysian Urban Forum’s Women Assembly. The upcoming assembly will take place from 18-19 February 2019 in Kuala Lumpur Convention…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Swedes launch lending platform in Singapore, target Southeast Asia

Lendela, set up in 2018 in Singapore by founders from Sweden and global fintech group Zentro, forms proof of how Singapore is a preferred hub also for start-ups when it comes to entering the Southeast Asian market. And with the right business model local financing can, it appears, easily be obtained. Lendela is in the…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…

Malaysian Parliament members visits Norway

Parliamentary Delegation led by Speaker of Parliament Dato’ Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof visited Norway around Wednesday, 23 January 2019. Gunn Jorid Roset, the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia also accompanied the delegation on this visit. The purpose of the visit is to learn more about the particularities of the Norwegian democratic system and to meet with representatives from the Norwegian government in the…

3LikeHome cheap roaming in Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korean and Taiwan

The telecommunication company, 3 Denmark, operate in country such as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong has now extended its 3LikeHome roaming service to Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea and Taiwan. Read more about 3: 3 Group launches ‘3LikeHome’ cheap roaming in Thailand The services allow its customers to make and receive calls…

AndersenB2B, ScandAsia partner up: business internationalisation

AndersenB2B, the digital business networking platform from Denmark for SMEs in the Nordics; and ScandAsia, the platform for Nordic News and Business Promotion in Asia, are partnering up to jointly support increased business internationalisation for small to medium-sized businesses, states a press release. And they are doing so based on the new AndersenB2B approach that…

Singapore FinTech Festival a big draw also for the Nordics

Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 (the biggest such event in the world), which drew close to 45,000 participants from almost 130 countries, included significant participation from the Nordic countries. Both Denmark and Sweden came with delegations (Sweden also with two days in Kuala Lumpur) The flagship Singapore event provides a global platform for the FinTech community…

Problem between Malaysia, Norway in EFTA-trade talk

On 28 December 2018, A Kuala Lumpur government minister said that Norway’s plans to ban palm-based biodiesel from 2020 can be an obstacle in trade talks between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Malaysia, according to Daily Times. “We view this as unfair and unjust, going against free and fair trade, and is certainly…