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Travel firm bankrupt: Nordic subsidiaries survive

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The world’s oldest travel firm, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation according to a press release. The liquidation follows failure to reach a sufficient financial agreement between the company’s stakeholders and possible money providers. Essentially all flights on Monday 23 September 2019 were cancelled due to the bankruptcy. For the Nordic customers it meant…

Finnish-Singaporean study show Mindfulness works against stress

Researchers from Singapore Management University (SMU), the Hanken School of Economics, Finland; and two American universities have carried out a study titled ‘Overworked and Under-Resourced: A Mindfulness Intervention for Middle Manager Well-Being’. The study set out to prove and did indeed find that Mindfulness training can help middle managers cope with the stress and emotional…

Antti Vänskä – the new Finnish Ambassador at the helm in Singapore

When he was in his early 20s Mr Antti Vänskä, on route to a summer job in Australia, sent a postcard to his parents back in Finland from Singapore, describing the city as wonderful but an awfully hot place for Finnish people. Now he is back, as no other than Finland’s new Ambassador to Singapore!…

New Danish Chaplain in Singapore Seamen’s Church: “I wish for all families to try something like this”

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A dull, grey December-day in 2018, 43-year-old Sussie Nygaard Foged sat at home when she stumbled upon a teaser for a job. ‘Chaplain for the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore’, it read. Looking outside at the Danish weather, she felt tempted by a change in climate and she slid the advert across the table to…

Singapore invests in sustainable Finnish fiber firm

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Instead of just chucking textile, cardboard and agricultural waste in the bin, Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) turns this otherwise unusable material into new fibres. And now Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle Pte Ltd (RGE) has decided to chip in by investing in the sustainable project. Investors already include Swedish H&M Group as well as…

Singaporeans and Malaysians chug more Danish beer

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Danish beer is a popular drink in Malaysian and Singaporean bars and households by the looks of it. By the end of June 2019 the Danish beer company Carlsberg Malaysia Group’s second quarterly net profit was 2.1 percent higher than at the same time last year. Translated to Euros it means a rise from approximately…