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Novo Nordisk to offer diabetis treatment to Myanmar children

The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk will provide free treatment to Myanmar children suffering from type 1 diabetis. The treatment will include medicating the children with Novo Nordisk’s products but also educate doctors and nurses in treating the disease, which, according to a spokesman from Novo Nordisk, kills 60.000 Myanmar citizens – or at least…

Scandinavian embassies call to release of jailed Burmese journalists

The two jailed Burmese journalists still causes uproar in the international society, including embassies based in Myanmar. And on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the embassies and section offices were seldom quiet on the current imprisonment – not only of the two journalists, but also of the police officer defending them. The…

Danish Ambassador Myanmar: Freedom of Press crucial to Myanmar’s development

Today the two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, once again appear before the court in a case that has been internationally criticized as an attack on the freedom of press. And on the Facebook page for the Danish Embassy in Myanmar, the day began with this picture: For Ambassador Peter…

Danish Embassy of Myanmar: Reuters journalists were set up, release them now!

“WA LONE AND KYAW SOE OO WERE SET UP, RELEASE THEM NOW” This unusual statement comes from the Danish Embassy of Myanmar, who urges the Myanmar judicial system to release two jailed Reuters journalist when they appear before the court today. The journalists were jailed after publishing a thorough article on the killing of ten…

Singapore, Denmark tops Ease of Doing Business report 2018

Singapore and Denmark are in the top 3 ranking of being the best countries to do business in in 2018, according to the World’s Bank Doing Business Report 2018. The report hovers around certain aspects of starting and managing a business and then ranks countries based on the score in these certain cathegories such as…

The big International School issue of ScandAsia is out

ScandAsia has released its annual big special them issue on “How to Choose an International School”. The April 2018 issue is 60 pages packed with school articles and advice – plus all the regular news and features on doing Scandinavian business in Asia, being part of the Scandinavian communities in the main capitals of Asia…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 details

The Norwegian Business Association in Singapore presents the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit (NABS), taking place 16-18 April in Singapore. The summit will explore how to navigate the geo-political landscape in Asia; discuss how to succeed in the time of digitalisation; provide insights on advanced manufacturing, blockchain technologies, white spaces and unicorns; and…

New Business Sweden frontier SEA markets report

‘Capture the growth of the frontier SEA markets’ Swedish companies can, and should, despite expected challenges, invest in the ‘frontier Southeast Asia markets’ – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The business opportunities are there – especially within four sectors that Business Sweden (BuS) has pinpointed in its new ‘point of view’ report. In its report BuS’…