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Norwegian investors continue to put faith in Greater KL

Year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Norway. What began as a partnership between two oil and gas (O&G) producing country peers has now been extended to shipping (Wilhelmsen), fast-moving consumer goods (Jordan) and chemical paints (Jotun), among others. Norwegian investments in Malaysia to-date amounts to about RM19 billion in…

Dtac held big data, AI, machine-learning talk

The ‘dtac loop: The Shapes of Data’ event underscored how machine learning, connected devices and big data can empower society. On 21 March mobile service provider dtac held a talk with four speakers on big data and machine learning. They demonstrated how connected devices, big data and machine learning can be combined to unlock new…

Nordea Bank navigates the highly regulated markets, the do’s, don’ts in Asia

Nordea Bank’s General Managers in China and Singapore talk to ScandAsia about how they navigate the many regulatory challenges and the importance of being on top of things to serve their customers well in a diverse region. Mr Stefan Westergren has headed Nordea Bank’s Shanghai branch for the past three and a half years, looking…

Jan Stjernström, SEB: “Significant growth happening in Asia”

SEB Large Corporates & Financial Institutions has an impressive track record and is today an established player in the global arena. Its presence in Asia is comprehensive, covering an area from India to New Zealand, and supported by some 200 team members including Greater China. Back in the Nordics the bank has been contributing to…

Shenzhen – China’s fast-growing Silicon Valley

Swedish journalist Johan Nylander’s book draws big attention Swedish correspondent and journalist Johan Nylander is well situated to follow the development in mainland China. Based in Hong Kong since 2011 he has recently launched a book about China’s technology and innovation wonder that is Shenzhen. Today this is the fastest growing city in history, which…

The future is here: digital recruitment improvements

Recruitment is evolving where digital improvements could certainly be beneficial to both those hiring and those seeking a job match. This is already happening, as new tools are now available, thanks to some creative start-ups. What better place to look for those driving the change than at one of the region’s leading start-up summits, Techsauce!…

Denmark’s Tech Ambassador opened Beijing office

In recognition of the growing importance of China’s booming tech industry, the Tech Ambassador of Denmark has now opened an office in Beijing. As the first country in the world, Denmark has elevated technology to a foreign policy priority and established a diplomatic platform and presence to promote this agenda across the globe. The initiative…

The Nordics in Penang: business solutions, brands, production and design

As Penang develops and its economy keeps on growing, Nordic business solutions and brands can meet certain needs, use it for production and cater to consumer demand (such as in the example of H&M and Ikea) The presence in the State of Penang of brands and businesses from the Nordics is being significantly strengthened. Not…

Organizational structure change starts at dtac

dtac has announced changes to its organizational structure, designed to better fulfil the company’s purpose, stated a press release. The Digital Group, which focuses on digital sales and marketing, will be merged into the Marketing Group. This will strengthen dtac’s ability to use analytics and digital capabilities to create real-time personalized offers. The changes are…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…