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European Parliament says yes to the EU-Singapore agreement

The European Parliament has approved three keys of the EU-Singapore agreement which are EU-Singapore Free trade Agreement (EUFSTA), EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) and EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (ESPCA). According to European Commission’s Press release on 13 February 2019, this approval is considered as a “historical moment” because it is the first bilateral trade…

Greencarrier opens its new office in Tianjin, China.

Greencarrier Freight Services, the large global logistics company in the Nordic region, expands their market in China by opening up a new office in Mainland China, according to their press release on 14 January 2019 . Greencarrier already has six offices in China, so this is their seventh office and it is located in Tianjin,…

Finnish Ambassador attends exchange student’s orientation in Indonesia

Jari Sinkari, Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia visited an exchange student’s orientation organized by a Finnish company, Asia Exchange at Udayana University, Indonesia on 1 February 2019. At the ceremony, the Ambassador along with Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, Deputy Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information and a batch of 100 students from all around…

Finland’s Singapore-based innovation, trade specialist continues

Embassy of Finland in Singapore has grown its contact network tenfold in the last three years. Number of new Finnish business entities starting their business in Singapore has grown steadily. The innovation and trade specialist working at the Finnish Embassy continues to connect Finland and ASEAN through Singapore. Team Finland, in its effort to assist…

ECCP joined Philippine Nickel Industry Association’s event

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) joined the event “Nickel Initiative: Shaping Tomorrow Together” hosted by the Philippine Nickel Industry Association (PNIA) on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at Dean Deluca in Rockwell Center, Philippines. The attendances included Executive Director of the ECCP Mr. Florien Gottein, President of Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (eVAP)…

NIRAS opens its new office in Manila

NIRAS, a leading Scandinavian consulting engineering company, held an official open ceremony of its new office in Manila, Philippines on 17 January 2019. Among the attendees, there were H.E. Mr. Harald Fries, the Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, Tor Lundström, NIRAS International Development Consulting Director, Antti Inkinen, NIRAS Finland Director and NIRAS colleagues from around the…

Kone expects Chinese demand to stable in 2019

Kone, a Finnish global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, expects to see no growth or a decline in orders from China this year. Because of the falling installations in China, the elevator sector has struggled in recent years. According to Kone’s report “The increased uncertainty in many major markets impacts the visibility of the overall…

Scandinavian and Singapore at the top of least corrupt countries rank

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Singapore are at top 10 of least corrupt countries rank called the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), organized by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. The 2018 CPI ranks the score by measure level of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, using a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to 100…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…