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Norway, Thai foreign affairs ministries meet in Thailand

On 21 – 22 February Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marianne Hagen, made the first visit to Thailand at a political level since the coup in 2014, reports the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok. Her programme entailed both a bilateral visit as well as participation in the UN Global Sustainable Development Goal on Affordable…

New study: Palm oil demand to increase six-fold by 2030

Should the current bio fuel-demand for palm oil continue to rise, the demand for it may be six times higher than it is today. That is the basic conclusion of a study written by Dr. Chris Malins, a researcher at Cerulogy, a consultancy firm for the industry of cleaner fuels.  Likewise, the study was paid…

NordCham Philippines 2018 AGM report

Nordcham Philippines hosted its Annual General Membership Meeting and Economic Briefing with Dan Steinbock, CEO and Founder of Differencegroup and Martin Guri, Chief Equity Strategist at Nordea Bank. The event took place at Manila House in BGC on 31 January, attended by 37 member companies and a total of 76 guests. Incumbent President Bo Lundqvist…

Invitation: NordCham Philippines Awards Night 2018

NordCham Philippines in Partnership with the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) invites to the NordCham Awards Night 2018. The Awards Night recognizes prominent companies who have significantly contributed to economic growth, employment generation, investment, and corporate social responsibility in the Philippines. The 2018 edition of the event gathers 250 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, leaders of local and…

Norwegian company barred from exporting salmon to China

The Norwegian joint venture Ocean Quality has received a decision from Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) which bans the company from exporting salmon to China. This comes as a consequence after it  was discovered that two employees had been supplying incorrect information to the NFSA. The incorrect information claimed that the exported salmon did not…

Norway Malaysia NBIM seminar, Malaysia development presentation

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur together with the Norway Malaysia Business Council hosted a breakfast seminar with the Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and an evening presentation on Just Faaland’s contributions to the development of Malaysia by Dr. Rais Saniman. On January 24 the Global Head of Special Mandates at NBIM’s office in…

Nordic Day 2018 held in Yangon

The ’Nordic Day 2018’ was held at the Nordic House in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Naw Susana Hla Hla Soe was guest of honour, holding a speech about gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden Section office in Yangon expressed gratitude towards their sponsors, partners and guests, making this Nordic Day the “best so far”. “We are…