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Swedish Greencarrier explains why there are not enough containers

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down, writes the Swedish headquartered global logistics company Greencarrier. An unpredictable fallout has been a shortage of containers. During a pandemic like this, we are absolutely dependent on the shipping industry to transport food, medicine, and other necessities across borders. And the shipping industry is absolutely dependent…

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…

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…

IKEA turns mistake into marketing pitch in Singapore

Swedish IKEA in Singapore has acknowledged a misprint mistake on their reusable bags candidly with an “alamak…” (“Oh, no!”) and sells them anyway – discounted as a limited edition. A missing letter in IKEA’s URL on a print on the company’s new KLAMBY reusable tote bag has not stopped IKEA from selling them anyway. Instead…

Sweden join in raising the profile of street food vendors in Singapore

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore has, amongst others, joined in celebrating Singapore’s so-called ‘Hawker Culture’ of unique cultural dishes from around the world. By bringing together Swedish multinational corporations and local street food businesses, the partnership aims to promote Hawker brands and spotlighting their stories and pride through the collaborations. The Hawker culture…

FX veteran Danish Lars Hornsleth joins Jump Trading in Singapore

Singapore-based Danish Lars Hornsleth who already has a long career in Asia has taken on a new role as Director for institutional business development for Jump Trading in the Asia-Pacific region. Lars Hornsleth is well-known in the industry with over 30 years of foreign exchange industry experience and a long list of impressive job roles…

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

Singapore Airline, SAS and Finnair among safest airlines in the world

According to AirlinesRatings.com, an airline safety and review website, Singaporean Airlines, SAS, and Finnair are amongst the safest airlines to fly with in 2021. Singapore Airlines ranked 4th on the list amongst 19 other airlines. SAS and Finnair found themselves in the top 20, ranked 16th and 17th ahead of the likes of Lufthansa, KLM,…

Singapore CapitaLand collab with KONE Corperation to establish R&D lab to create smart city solutions

The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, led by Southeast Asian real estate group, CapitaLand, is collaborating with Finland’s KONE Corporation to foster innovation, creativity and deploy smart city solutions in Singapore. The aim is to create greener, sustainable, and smarter everyday urban environments for the future. Axel Berkling, executive vice president, Kone Asia Pacific said “The…