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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…

China-Norway coop held in Shanghai

China and Norway joined hands in a financial cooperation seminar held in Shanghai. The cooperation between China and Norway has flourished in many areas, including political, cultural, environmental, educational, sport, science, trade, investments and finance, according to Global Times. That’s the basic point expressed by Geir O.  Pedersen, Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy in China who held the…

Nordics joined Vietnam plastic pollution advocacy campaign

On 4 June Finland, along with Denmark, Norway and Sweden, along with other international partners established a joint effort in combating plastic pollution in Vietnam. Forty-one embassies and international organisations marked World Environment Day by signing a Code of Conduct on Combatting Plastic Pollution. The signing ceremony was a highlight in the Plastic Pollution Advocacy…

Norway pledges extra funding for marine litter fight

‘Norway is playing a leading role in the global effort to eliminate marine litter. The Government is proposing to increase funding for Norway’s development programme to combat marine litter by NOK 130 million in 2018. This programme is a key element of the Government’s general focus on the oceans, and an important contribution to the…

Shanghai Knights 2018 included 11 Nordic start-ups

Danske Bank together partner nHack kicked off the China Knights II with an event at Wework – a co-working space in the heart of Shanghai. At China Knights II demo day 11 Nordic start-ups (leading technology companies coming out of the Nordic region) pitched in front of Asian business angels and venture capitalists, and representatives…

dtac in talks with regulator NBTC: potential 900MHz auction

Telenor’s Thailand telecommunications operator dtac (Total Access Communication Plc.) stated on 22 June 2018 a opening with the regulator NBTC. Lars Norling, Chief Executive Officer, dtac said: “While dtac awaits more clarity on the remedy plan from NBTC, dtac is in active discussions with NBTC on a potential lower band (900 MHz) auction and hopes…