The President of Finland to visit China on 14 – 15 January 2019

President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019. President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019. To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers…

African swine fever hits largest Danish-Chinese pig farm

Heilongjiang Asia-Europe Animal Husbandry Co. Ltd., the largest Danish-Chinese pig farm with 73,000 pigs, has been hit by an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever. The disease has infected almost 100 farms across China since August 2018, yet this Danish-invested Chinese farm is the largest to be hit with an outbreak. Around 4,686 pigs…

Maersk shuts container factory in China

Maersk, the Danish world’s biggest container shipper will shut a transport container factory in China. The company’s Dongguan container factory, which has 2,240 employees and can produce 100,000 40-foot containers a year, has been idle since the beginning of December, Maersk said. Instead Maersk will focus on producing refrigerated containers for food. As a result of higher…

Thais top list of work permits granted to Swedish immigrants

In 2018, Thai citizens (5,148) moved to Sweden to work and were granted a Swedish work permit more than any other nationality while China (928) is ranked 4th. According to the Local Sweden’s website, total 48,639 people applied for a first-time work permit and almost 80 percent (40,341) including their families and partners, were accepted on…

Singapore company buys 11 properties in Finland

Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust (“CEREIT”), a real estate investor and manager listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, has acquired 11 freehold office properties in Finland for €113.1 million according to CEREIT’s website on Thursday, 3 January 2019. The 11 Finnish office assets mostly located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (“HMA”)…

Visit the Thai-Swedish Photo Exhibition in Bangkok

In celebration of 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand, the Swedish Embassy’s photo exhibition ”Neighbours from afar”, is now exhibited at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) until January 20 2019. According to Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok’s Facebook page, the exhibition reflects on the unique people to people relations and displays 15…

First Philippine Embassy to open in Copenhagen

The first Philippine Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark will open on Monday, 14 January 2019, according to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The new embassy will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays in its temporary office at Lyngbyvej 20, 1st Floor, 2100 Copenhagen and effective for consular services as follows: 1.…