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Singapore FinTech Festival a big draw also for the Nordics

Singapore FinTech Festival 2018 (the biggest such event in the world), which drew close to 45,000 participants from almost 130 countries, included significant participation from the Nordic countries. Both Denmark and Sweden came with delegations (Sweden also with two days in Kuala Lumpur) The flagship Singapore event provides a global platform for the FinTech community…

Sustainability city rankings: Nordics in front, Bangkok best in South East Asia

Nordic cities make up the overall top 5 in destination sustainability rankings, while the capital of Thailand ranks number five in Asia. The so-called Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) ranks cities by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies and policies. For 2019, the top five cities with the highest overall scores are:…

MoU on innovation between Finland, Thailand

On 13 December 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on innovation and business development was signed between Business Finland and National Innovation Agency of Thailand. The collaboration in innovation and business development will initiate shared knowledge within research and innovation in bio and circular economy, sustainable and smart energy, digitalization, commercialization of start-ups and improving…

Scandinavian Christmas with full house

       The Scandinavian Christmas service in Christ Church in Bangkok was attended by close to 200 people who filled the church completely. It was the second time to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for the Danish vicar Christa Lund Herum and the first time for the new Swedish vicar Erik Stenberg-Roos. Following the tradition, different parts of…

China Center for Globalization held forum

A forum was organized earlier in November by one of China’s leading think tanks, China Center for Globalization (CCG). Mats harborn, President for EUCCC described it as “excellent”: “We discussed inbound and outbound investment. I made two main points: 1) for outbound investment Chinese actors need to be better at communication in order to reduce…

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

Neste significantly increases Singapore renewable production

Neste Corporation, the Finnish provider or sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs, has announced the strengthening of its global leading position in renewable products with a major investment in Singapore. Neste will investment in additional renewable products production capacity there. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions…

First Nordic Asia Christmas Festival held in Singapore

On 3 – 9 December, the very first Nordic Asia Christmas Festival took place at Millenia walk in Singapore. The festival was opened by the Swedish Ambassador Mr. Niclas Kvarnström, Finnish Ambassador Ms. Paula Parviainen and Chief Representative Officer at Enterprise Estonia Singapore Ms. Kristel Alve, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. At…

EU Chamber China President Mats Harborn met China Banking Commission

On 20th November, European Chamber President Mats Harborn led a small delegation to meet with Wang Zhaoxing, Vice Chairman of the newly formed China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and presented European Business in China Position Paper 2017/2018 to him. Vice Chairman Wang reiterated China’s commitment to far reaching reform in the banking and…