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New survey looks at Scandinavian and Asian women’s use of phones

No matter if you are a Scandinavian or Asian woman your most frequent mobile activity is probably scrolling through social media apps or sending messages to friends. But when you attend a funeral, your home country might determine if you find it inappropriate or not to bring a phone. These are some of the similarities…

Inspiration from Scandinavia: GH Bank will roll out new mobile app

With the almost cash-free Scandinavian countries as their role model, Government Housing Bank in Thailand will launch a mobile app and other digital services that will make it easier to pay without cash, writes Bangkok Post. Cash has become a rare thing in Scandinavia, where credit card payments and mobile transactions are an option in…

Plastic: Chulalongkorn University researchers to Svalbard, Norway

From 27 July till 8 August, a group of scientists from Chulalongkorn University, with the support of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, are going on an arctic research trip to Svalbard, Norway. They will be looking at the impact of climate change and marine plastic pollution. At the press conference on Wednesday 18 July, Norway‘s Chargé…

dtac raises concerns regarding new Thailand spectrum auction

dtac (Total Access Communication Plc.), Telenor’s Thailand telecommunications operator confirmed on 16 July that it had collected an application for the auctions of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum to be held by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Aug 18-19. dtac representatives then attended an information session conducted by NBTC, and where…

Nordic Summer Lunch at Koh Thai Hong Kong

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Kong Kong invites to the second of the annual Nordic Summer lunches, held at Koh Thai in Wan Chai, Friday 20 July 2018, starting at 12.30 pm. SwedCham is delighted to coordinate with the other Nordic Chambers for this Networking Lunch. The concept is simple – bring your friends…

China removes restrictions: Norwegian salmon export will triple

The fear of salmon anaemia and other variants of the virus caused China to ban certain imports of Norwegian salmon in 2015. The ban has been lifted, which may cause the export from Norway to triple in the latter part of 2018. In 2015 there was discovered traces of salmon anaemia and other variants of the virus…

Dtac accelerate announced Batch 6 finalists

In search for heavyweight start-ups with global potential Telenor-owned dtac in Thailand has announced the 11 startup finalists, selected out of 25 teams, to participate in the dtac accelerate batch 6 (group of start-ups round six) incubator program. The finalists, announced on Pitch Day, will receive seed funding, ranging from 500,000-1.5 million baht per team,…

NordCham Philippines held Midsummer Feast

NordCham Philippines and the Makati Garden Club brought together members and guests to celebrate the Summer Solstice, or Midsummer. “The celebrations were fabulous – everybody danced around the maypole, while the kids had a great time in the garden. The flower crowns worn by the ladies and the singing over schnapps led by the gents…

Norway for addressing Rohingyas’ citizenship issue

At a recent meeting between Norway and Bangladesh, Norway expressed concerns over the Rohingya crisis and gratitude towards Bangladesh for providing shelter for the refugees. At a meeting between Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Shahidul Haque and the Norwegian counterpart Wegger Strommen, Norway expressed concerns about the ongoing Rohingyan crisis and the following violations of human rights. The…