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ECCP joined Philippine Nickel Industry Association’s event

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) joined the event “Nickel Initiative: Shaping Tomorrow Together” hosted by the Philippine Nickel Industry Association (PNIA) on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at Dean Deluca in Rockwell Center, Philippines. The attendances included Executive Director of the ECCP Mr. Florien Gottein, President of Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (eVAP)…

NIRAS opens its new office in Manila

NIRAS, a leading Scandinavian consulting engineering company, held an official open ceremony of its new office in Manila, Philippines on 17 January 2019. Among the attendees, there were H.E. Mr. Harald Fries, the Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, Tor Lundström, NIRAS International Development Consulting Director, Antti Inkinen, NIRAS Finland Director and NIRAS colleagues from around the…

Air Cargo opens its seafood direct route between Oslo and Tianjin

Air Cargo Global opened its new direct route between Avinor Oslo Airport and Tianjin Binhai International Airport in China on Thursday, 17 January 2019. The new route will initially operate twice a week on Thursday and Saturday. “We aim to step up to three weekly departures from March if the market responds well to the increased…

Scandinavian and Singapore at the top of least corrupt countries rank

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Singapore are at top 10 of least corrupt countries rank called the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), organized by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. The 2018 CPI ranks the score by measure level of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, using a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to 100…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for 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…

World’s first Norwegian salmon ATM in Singapore

A local distributor of Norwegian salmon, Manish Kumar has invented the first Norwegian salmon vending machine located now in the Singapore HDB heartlands. The price of the raw 200g premium salmon in vending machine costs S$5.90 for each and it can only be paid for with debit and credit cards. The opening event of the world’s first salmon vending…

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…

China gives Award to Norwegian scientist

Nils Stenseth, a Norwegian scientist has won the 2018 International Scientific Cooperation Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) along with Singaporean and Japanese scientists on Thursday, 18th January 2019. According to the CAS’s website “the winners are Singaporean fracture mechanics expert Shih Choon Fong, Norwegian ecologist Nils Stenseth and Japanese climatologist Toshio Koike.…