Category: General news

Telenor ordered to shut down nationwide by Myanmar authorities

According to a recent statement from Norway-based Telenor Group, the telecommunications provider was ordered by the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to shut down services nationwide. Telenor Group is a major telecommunications provider in Myanmar and stated on Saturday that the MoTC had directed all mobile operators to temporarily shut down the data…

Swedish Foreo proceeds with Chinese travel retail expansion strategy

Swedish beauty technology company Foreo proceeds with the brand’s aggressive Chinese travel retail expansion strategy with the opening of a counter at DFS Group and Shenzhen Duty-Free Group’s new downtown duty-free retail complex in Haikou Mission Hills, Hainan. According to The Moodie Davitt Report, The Swedish brand’s Global Travel retail team is rooted in Shanghai,…

Denmark withdraws aid to Myanmar government after coup

Since 2016, Denmark has provided around DKK 250 million in development aid to Myanmar, and in 2020 alone, the Danish state gave DKK 23 million to the Myanmar government. The recent military coup in the country has however been met with international condemnation by the world’s political leaders and Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed took to…

ATEA case: Thailand trips used to corrupt former Danish government official

Another chapter in the so-called ATEA case, also referred to as the largest bribery case involving public employees in Danish history, has recently been closed. ATEA, Nordic IT infrastructure company is counted as the leading supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions with thousands of employees and present in…

Thai spouses with Norwegian partners are more likely to become Norwegian citizens

According to data from Statistics Norway (SSB), foreign nationals married to a Norwegian are more likely to become Norwegian citizens and may be eligible for citizenship in a shorter amount of time. Thai citizens make out the highest citizenship group of foreign nationals married to a Norwegian coming to live in Norway which indicates that…

Finnish Kantele artist will perform at the annual Beijing Arts Festival online this year

The annual Meet in Beijing Arts Festival is taking place online this year, from 8 January  until 4 February . The festival showcases performers from 24 different countries, with Finland represented by the kantele artist Ida Elina. Ida Elina has also performed on several occasions in Shanghai, including the Finnish Independence Day in 2017. Her…

Vaccine sparks Nordic travel bookings to Thailand

The positive news regarding the Covid-19 vaccine has sparked a boost in booking of travel arrangements to Thailand from Finland and Sweden and now Denmark is following the trend. Bookings to Thailand is amongst the most popular destinations for the second half of 2021. Last week Søren Brostrøm, Director General of the Danish Health Authority…