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Three Cambodians complete Swedish training in gender statistic

On 13 January 2021 the Swedish Head of Development Cooperation, Samuel Hurtig, welcomed three Cambodian participants who successfully completed the International Training Programme on Gender Statistic. The programme was organized by Statistics Sweden, in collaboration with Sida. The International Training Programme on Gender Statistic contributes to capacity building on gender equality and how statistics on…

NIH-SG invites to pitch your projects in MedTech Innovation Asia Pacific Program 2021

On 13 January 2021 the Nordic Innovation House Singapore invited to join a competition “MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Accelerator 2021” MedTech Innovator is the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world and the industry’s premiere non-profit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. The mission is to improve the…

Swedish Oatly is rapidly expanding into the Asian market via Singapore

Swedish Oatly is a vegan food brand that produces alternatives to dairy products from oats. With headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, the company started producing alternatives to cow’s milk over 30 years ago using research from Lund University. These days the company has been on a mission to grow its presence in Asia and they are…

EFTERTRÄDA – IKEA’s first fashion collection landed in Thailand

IKEA’s first fashion collection, EFTERTRÄDA has landed in Thailand and the country becomes the third country worldwide to welcome the collection. EFTERTRÄDA means ‘to succeed’ in Swedish and the collection consists of minimalistic hoodies, t-shirts, tumblers, tote bags, towels, and face masks. All products are labelled with the barcode print adopted from the ‘BILLY’ bookshelf,…

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…

Lack of tourists from Thailand, Denmark and Sweden hit Oslo luxury shops hard

The Danish company Group 88 has been hit hard in 2020 by the lack of tourists from Thailand, China, Denmark, and Sweden. Group 88 owns eight of the luxury stores in central Oslo. According to the company they have had a turnover drop of around 14 percent since the pandemic paralyzed the world in March.…

Nordic Innovation House Singapore hosted SGInnovate webinar

Nordic Innovation House Singapore held on 13 January an SGInnovate webinar with DeepTech ecosystem players to better understand the state of Deep Tech in Asia and what we can expect in the future. Key speaker Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, shared the areas of Deep Tech research that Google believes can be commercialized.…

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…