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Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Norwegian project to make ocean waste valuable

A Norwegian project is being launched to promote the usage of plastic waste as a source of energy for energy intensive industries, reducing ocean waste and improving energy efficiency. The project will be carried out in five countries, the other four being China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its pilot phase is expected to start at…

Vietnamese student Swedish Ambassador for a day

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Imagine being ambassador for a day. For 20-year-old Phuong Anh, Vietnamese student at Hanoi National University of Education, imagination became reality when she got to be the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam for the day on 3 October 2019. The student borrowed the title from Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe as part of a global campaign called…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…

Are you paying too much for your coffee? Check here

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Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk, sugar, egg, whipped cream or just plain black, most adults know the feeling of waking up in the morning but not feeling completely awake until they have had that first sip of bitter, brown, caffeinated drink: Coffee. But the price of grabbing a cup of coffee…

Santa Fe Relocation sold

Santa Fe Group, the last remnant of the EAC conglomerate founded by H.N. Andersen back in 1884, has sold its relocation business, including the moving company’s debt to Proventus Capital Partners, for 1 million Euro. The business was sold because Santa Fe was not able to get its financing in place. Santa Fe has for…

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…

Rooftop PV solar sector example of Nordic-Vietnam business success

Scandinavian investment taps into Vietnam’s booming solar power market Thomas Jakobsen, based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) since 2005, is Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners (IEP), an entity focused on renewable energy in Southeast Asia’s emerging countries. Singapore-registered IEP is currently focusing on rolling out rooftop solar projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.…

All set for Nordic Crayfish Party in Vietnam

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For the 20th time the Nordic Business Community in Ho Chi Minh are hosting an annual Crayfish Party on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 18:00 – 22:00. Crayfish has been imported for the event and will be prepared ‘Swedish style’. Attendees can also look forward to a free flow of Carlsberg, Norwegian Linie Aquavit and…

Lack of hands for Finnish berry picking after Thai trafficking case

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While raspberries, cranberries and blueberries ripen in Finland, the firms can’t keep up, after Thailand decreased the number of berry picking visas. Where 3,500 Thai were granted a seasonal visa for Finland in 2017, that number decreased to 2,500 in 2018. Merely 2,400 have been allowed to go to the Northern country to pick berries…