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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…

EU and Cambodia discuss development priorities

Cambodia and the EU met virtually recently to consult on development priorities between Cambodia and The EU. Present at the meeting was Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of CRDB of the Council for Development of Cambodia and the EU Delegation to Cambodia led by Franck Viault, Minister Counsellor and Head…

Norwegian Air drops flying to Thailand

Norwegian Air has announced that the airline will halt its long-haul business in an aim to survive the pandemic. The low-cost airline continues to struggle to survive the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the new initiative is another measure for the airline to stay afloat. Norwegian Air has in recent years operated long-haul…

Tan Son Nhat airport installed its first solar power system with Swedish-Finnish engineering

The first rooftop solar power system at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport was inaugurated on 15 January, with an installed capacity of 1.1 MWp. This is the first renewable energy project to be installed in the airport network in Vietnam as well as being the largest in downtown Ho Chi…

Asia in container crisis as world’s demand for medical equipment increase

There is an unpredictable shortage of shipping containers in Asia and it has never been more expensive to transport a container of goods from Asia to other parts of the world than it is now. As factories in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and South Korea have experienced an increasingly high demand for medical equipment during the…

The Philippines secures another 17 million dose of AstraZeneca

On 14 January 2021 the Philippine government announced it has secured another 17 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. According to Philippines News Agency, The Philippine government, local government units (LGUs), private sector donors, and AstraZeneca signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to secure additional doses of coronavirus vaccine…

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,…

99 percent of Norwegian Air shareholders are Nordic

The myth that Norwegian Air is Chinese-owned can finally be put to rest once and for all. Recent figures from Norwegian Air shows that nearly two out of three Norwegian Air shares are now owned by Norwegians and Swedes. The Nordic small investors own so much of Norwegian Air that they dominate both in numbers…

Nordic Innovation House HK supports Asian Financial Forum 2021 Online

On 15 January 2021 the Nordic Innovation House-Hong Kong announced: The NIH-HK is supporting AFF2021 event as a community partner to kickstart this new year. Insurtech start-ups worldwide will bring their cutting-edge ideas to the inaugural AFF Accelerate, helping insurers build resilience by turning their ideas into reality. Join us at AFF 2021 online to…