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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…

Finnish children’s science academy entered Malaysia and Singapore

Finnish children’s science academy ‘Kide Science’ in October signed an agreement with the Singaporean Edufarm Learning Center.   Teacher training is to commence in November, with the first students set to arrive at the start of 2019. This new deal follows the opening of the world’s first Kide Science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in…

Finnish investors drawn to Greater Kuala Lumpur’s rich talent base

Finnish-Malaysian ties took off upon the inking of an Investment Guarantee Agreement in 1985, with many Finnish companies back then drawn to Malaysia’s relatively cheaper manufacturing and technical talents and strategic location as a regional hub. The same year investment ties were further cemented when escalator and elevator market leader KONE set foot in Greater…

Finnpartnership Penang event

Finnpartnership organized a ‘Doing Business with Finland’ seminar in George Town on 16 October together with MIDA Penang, Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland, Kuala Lumpur. The focus was on education export and ICT – matchmaking with Malaysian organizations and companies led the way. Finnish companies Spinfy, Kide Science Malaysia, Oulun yliopisto – University…

Finnish education conference held in Kuala Lumpur

Finland and Malaysia are connecting and collaborating to drive education forward. Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen, DG at the Finnish National Agency for Education, Opetushallitus – Utbildningsstyrelsen visited Kuala Lumpur on 17 October, where the Education Ministry, with the cooperation of the Malaysian International Islamic University, organised a seminar on the Finnish Education System, held at the…