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World’s largest IKEA on track to open in the Philippines later this year

According to an IKEA official, the construction of the Swedish furniture-makers outlet in the Philippines is going according to plan despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IKEA outlet in the Philippines is set to become the world’s largest IKEA store and is scheduled to open in the third or fourth quarter of…

Swedish Greencarrier ensures that ‘Götheborg’ continues on route to Asia 

Swedish Greencarrier AB recently announced that the company has ensured future voyages to Asia and China and created further opportunities for trade with Asia by overtaking ownership and all future responsibilities of “The Swedish Ship Götheborg”.  The logistic service company has acquired all shares in Svenska Ostindiska Companiet AB – SOIC AB – from foundation…

Denmark and The Philippines to vaccine athletes prior to the Tokyo Olympic Games

Athletes and coaches from Denmark and the Philippines will be vaccinated before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The two countries are together with India and Lithuania the latest countries to state their vaccination plans following the lead set by Israel, Serbia, and Hungary, before the Olympic Games are set to start in July 2021. In January…

Open Democracy: Asian migrant workers are exploited in Danish industries

The Nordic welfare states are often considered an exception to the phenomenon of exploitation of migrant workers in various industries across the world. According to Open Democracy, however, despite the benefits of the so-called ‘Danish model’, Asian migrant workers continue to be exploited in Danish Industries. Open Democracy is an independent global media platform covering…

Filipina seafarer missing after fall from Danish container ship

A 24-year-old crew member from the Philippines is missing after she allegedly fell off the Danish-flagged container ship Santa Clara in Germany. According to The Maritime Folks, the seafarer identified as Jerlyn Isah Quisumbing had gone overboard during a storm in the North Sea off Bremerhaven, northern Germany. The Danish vessel is currently docked at the coastal…

Finnish President Niinistö visited Lifa Air plant in Espoo

On 11 February 2021 the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö visited the Finnish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong’s Corporate Member Lifa Air plant in Espoo on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The President was introduced to the production of masks and protective equipment and the availability of raw materials and security of supply.…

Norway supports PPEs production training in Mindanoa

On 10 February 2021 the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila released an activity update: With the support from the Norwegian Embassy in Manila, IOM conducted PPE production training for BIWAB cooperatives as part of the 25-day “cash for work” initiative. Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) will be distributed to the internally displaced persons in Mindanao.

Singapore stay on top in digital inclusiveness global survey

Singapore maintains its top spot for digital inclusiveness among 82 countries around the world, in global consultancy Roland Berger’s Digital Inclusion Index 2020. But around 150 million adults in South-east Asia – or nearly a third of the population – remain excluded from digital technologies, casting a spotlight on the region’s digital divide. The report…

Ambassador H.E. Leo M. Herrera-Lim welcomes Arla Foods to the Philipines next week

On 5 February 2021 the Philippines Ambassador H.E. Leo M. Herrera-Lim congratulates Arla Foods Country Manager Allan Hansen for his posting to the Philippines next week. The Ambassador and Mr. Hansen discussed Arla’s plans to expand its presence in the Philippines, including the potential for more investments in logistics and local farmers’ education in milk/cheese…