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Danish app offers a way to rescue delicious, unsold food from local shops and restaurants

The Danish company, Too Good To Go, is an app where consumers can purchase food that would otherwise be thrown away, and instead pick up the food at cut-down prices. Overall, one-third of food produced today is either lost or wasted, and the investors see big potential. This idea could potentially turn into a good…

Latest global mental health statistic is a warning to workers abroad

According to a YouGov survey released in December 2020, suffering from mental health problems including depression and anxiety differentiates according to the country of residence. This is something businesses with overseas workers have to consider. Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, comments that mental health issues have become a greater problem…

Camfil Malaysia strengthens collaboration in molecular testing at UTAR

Camfil Malaysia, a subsidiary of the Swedish Camfil group, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia that came into effect on 1 January 2021. The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 30 manufacturing sites, six R&D centres, local sales…

Experts: WHO and China could have reacted to Covid-19 faster

Both China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have responded more quickly to prevent a disaster when the Covid-19 outbreak was in its initial stages. That is the conclusion from a group of independent experts led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who have been examining…

Finland’s Education and Training sector event goes online on 29-30 Jan

For students who are interested in studying overseas are invited to join the biggest event for the education and training sector in Finland – Educa – This year the event will take place online on 29–30 January 2021. Read more and register for free here

Malaysia declares Covid-19 state of emergency until 1 August

Malaysia has declared a national State of Emergency to battle the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed as many people in the past two months, as in the first 10 months of 2020 in Malaysia. The Palace said on Tuesday 12 January that King Abdullah Ahmad Shah has assented to the government’s request for an Emergency…

Malaysia to file WTO lawsuit against EU

Malaysia plans to file a lawsuit on 15 January against the European Union (EU) on the trade bloc’s policy to phase out palm oil-based biofuels imports to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by 2030. Datuk Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said at a press conference at the Palm Oil Economic…

Paid traineeship positions open for applications for the EU in Malaysia

On 6 January 2021 the European Union announced paid traineeship positions open for applications as follow: Are you a young graduate? Looking to work in international relations? We have openings for FUNDED TRAINEESHIPS for +Political Section +Trade Section +Press & Information Section Application via our website only Deadline: 31 January 2021 These positions are for…

Behaviour change in focus for Ulrika Brunner and Inspire Group Asia

Kuala Lumpur-based Ulrika Brunner, who has already had a long career in Asia, has just climbed up another step at her career ladder: appointed CEO at Inspire Group Asia (a New Zealand company). Inspire Group offers bespoke learning solutions that are engaging, impactful and that resonate, in order to help solve business challenges and shift…