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Copenhagen FinTech aims at more continuous presence in Singapore

The largest ever Fintech delegation from Denmark visited Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) in November, comprising a total of 30 companies and 60+ people, exhibiting in the dedicated Danish booth area. At SFF, the world’s largest Fintech event, Denmark’s Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard cut the ribbon, assisted by Copenhagen Fintech Association’s CEO Thomas Krogh Jensen CEO.…

Norwegian Embassy Hanoi wearing orange to support movement against gender based violence

The Norwegian ambassador to Vietnam, H.E.Grethe Løchen togther with members of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi wore orange colour every Monday during the period of #16days of Activism against Gender Based Violence  from 25 November – 10 December 2019. This is a positive movement to battle against abuse or domestic violence, which the embassy feels…

Can the Cement Industry Help Reduce Marine Plastic Waste?

Research at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) suggests that using plastic waste as a fuel additive in the cement industry can help with a substantial reduction in marine plastic pollution in Thailand. Instead of converting plastic into electricity, AIT researchers estimated the potential of converting plastic into heat. While the efficiency of converting plastic…

Finnish Konecranes bought remaining 50% stake in MHE-Demag South East Asia

Finnish industrial crane maker Konecranes has agreed to buy the outstanding 50% stake in its MHE-Demag joint venture in Southeast Asia from partner Jebsen & Jessen for 147 million euros on 5th December 2019. MHE-Demag, which has 1,800 employees, operates in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. According to Reuters, Konecranes…

Swedish hub Findec partners up in Singapore, eyes Asean

During the recent Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) Sweden’s Stockholm-based hub for Fintech companies, Findec, signed a partnership, MoU, with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). “The purpose with this collaboration is to open up a bridge between Singapore and Sweden so that we can work better; share information, technology and companies; and ensure a better business flow…

Swedish SEK proposed a commercial loan of over US$1 billion for the construction of Long Thanh airport.

Vietnam is considering Sweden’s loans to build Long Thanh International Airport and develop the air traffic control activities. “Long Thanh International Airport is in need of huge investment capital,” said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr. Vu Dai Thang, at a conference held last week discussing the financial mechanism for Long Thanh airport. “Financial…

Preparing new Nordic expats-to-be

Seasoned employers know that being properly prepared is key for a successful posting in Asia, while minimizing the risks – and they prepare their employees accordingly. Nordic employers mostly prepare their assignees well for their posting in Asia to achieve a successful foreign assignment. While learning the cultural do’s and the don’ts may be critical…

Vietnam and Sweden marked 50 years of diplomatic relationship

Ambassador Ann Måwe participated on 23rd November 2019 in the conference in Hanoi: “The role of Vietnam-Sweden public diplomacy over the past 50 years”. Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association, Mr. Nguyen Khanh Ngoc said: “Sweden was one of the first countries to establish bilateral ties…

Finns soft-launch Waste-To-Value Centre in Singapore

On 14 November, initiated by Finnish experts and with support from the Embassy of Finland, a Waste-To-Value Centre was soft-launched in Singapore, with Ms Katri Kulmuni, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland in attendance. The Waste-To-Value-Centre was inaugurated in connection with a seminar at Nanyang Technological University, whose Nanyang Environment & Water…