EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…

Marina Berg: Sweden’s new ambassador to Indonesia

Marina Berg, the former Director, Deputy Head of Department for Development Cooperation is Sweden’s new Ambassador to Jakarta. Previously she has served among others at the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s department for the European Union as well as the department for African affairs. Hits: 136

Construction of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church Pattaya started

The construction of the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya has started as of mid September. Laying the foundation stone for their new church Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug from the Norwegian Embassy Bangkok visited Pattaya for the occasion, and attended the church service followed by the foundation stone ceremony. The new church is planned…

Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership. ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here. When…

Swedish representatives visited refugee camp in Thailand

Representatives from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Board and the Swedish embassy in Bangkok visited the refugee shelter Mae Lee in Thailand. Frederik Frisell of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Board and Nicolas Weeks, Deputy Head of the Swedish embassy in Bangkok, have visited the temporary shelter Mae La. Even though the shelter is called…

Finnish journalists look into the situation of Thai massage workers

Finnish Yle investigation has examinted the lives of Thai massage parlour workers in cities throughout Finland. A new report by Yle’s MOT investigative journalism programme has found that many of the Thai women working in massage parlours in Finland sell sex in order to support their families. The report also reveals that help from the…

Danish kitchen company opens first store in the Philippines

On 18 September Kvik opened their first store in the Philippines The Philippines can now enjoy Danish kitchen design after Kvik opened their first store in Manila. The new store is located on fourth floor of SM Megamall. Kvik was established in 1983 in Denmark and already started to open stores outside the Danish borders…

Danish Business Minister signed big fintech, maritime sector deals with Singapore

Bilateral partnerships signed between two countries that are much alike in many areas. Danish companies thrilled about new possibilities in Singapore. Last week, the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, visited Singapore, making comprehensive bilateral deals between the two countries in the maritime innovation sector and in the fintech sectors. Two…

Scientists on Norwegian vessel: Alarming amount of plastic near Myanmar

Scientists on a Norwegian research vessel have expressed worries over the large amount of microplastics in the sea at the southern Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen has conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady Region in the western part of…