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West Java Governor visits Sweden this week

Monday July 22, 2019

West Java Governor visits Sweden this week

West Java Governor M Ridwan Kamil started on Sunday 21 July 2019 his one-week working visit to the United Kingdom and Sweden for an economic, cultural, and environment mission. During the working visit, scheduled from July 21-26, Kamil said in a press statement made available to the Indonesian national news agency ANTARA that he would…

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Sweden refuses Trump request for release of US rapper

Monday July 22, 2019

Sweden refuses Trump request for release of US rapper

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received on Friday 19 July a call from President Donald Trump requesting a release of an American music star, A$AP ROCKY, the stage name of Rakim Mayers. Rakim Mayers and his bodyguards were detained on July 2 and held in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a fight…

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Sweden and ASEAN discussion in Stockholm

Thursday July 18, 2019

Sweden and ASEAN discussion in Stockholm

Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde recently met with six ambassadors to Sweden representing each their ASEAN country. The envoys have organized themselves as Asean Committee in Stockholm (ACS). According to the website Business Mirror, the ACS is chaired by Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro, and is composed of ambassadors from Indonesia,…

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Odfjell sells share in Jiangyin terminal in China

Thursday July 18, 2019

Odfjell sells share in Jiangyin terminal in China

Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE has finalized the sale of its indirect 55% equity stake in Odfjell Terminals Jiangyin (OTJ), China,  to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. for a price of approximately USD 46 million. The transaction will result in a capital gain expected to be booked in 3Q, and net proceeds to…

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King Oscar profitable for Thai Union Group

Thursday July 18, 2019

King Oscar profitable for Thai Union Group

Norwegian canned fish firm King Oscar added in 2018 16.4 mill. NOK to the profit of its owner, Thai Union Group. The good news was reported by the seafood business news website undercurrent.com. Turnover in the 2018 financial year rose 2.7% to NOK 190.7 million but as cost of goods sold rose further, the operating…

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Tetra Pak Signs MOU to Promote School Milk Carton Recycling

Thursday July 18, 2019

Tetra Pak Signs MOU to Promote School Milk Carton Recycling

Tetra Pak, the leading Swedish packaging solutions company, signed on 4 July 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding with the key partners of the Bangkok School Milk Carton Recycling Project. The project is initiated by Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand – originally established by Denmark – in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Fiberpat Limited (recycling…

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Philippines may cut diplomatic relations to Iceland

Thursday July 18, 2019

Philippines may cut diplomatic relations to Iceland

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, is “seriously considering” cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, his spokesperson Salvador Panelo has reported. The reason is that Iceland on Thursday. July 4, filed a draft resolution that will push the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to call for concrete actions against the rising number of killings in…

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H&M phasing out plastic bags – phasing in paper bags

Thursday July 18, 2019

H&M phasing out plastic bags – phasing in paper bags

H&M – Hennes & Mauritz – the global Swedish fashion giant with stores in all the countries in Asia and production in several of them, is gradually phasing out the use of plastic bags and instead offering the customer to buy a paper bag. In Singapore, the shift takes effect at all H&M stores from…

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Countries for and against China’s Xinjiang policies

Thursday July 18, 2019

Countries for and against China’s Xinjiang policies

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland signed on 8 July 2019, along with 17 other nations, a letter addressed to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling on China to end its massive detention program in Xinjiang. The letter expressed concern about “credible reports of…

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Norwegian Scatec Solar delivers third solar power plant in Malaysia

Thursday July 18, 2019

Norwegian Scatec Solar delivers third solar power plant in Malaysia

Norwegian solar integrator Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its third solar power plant in Malaysia, the 66 MW (DC) Merchang plant. The company now has a total of 197 MW in operation in Malaysia. “We are pleased to have reached another important milestone together with our partners in Malaysia. This also marks the…

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