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Denmark remains among world’s most competitive nations

Denmark has been ranked seventh in the new edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook for 2017, which has just published by the Swiss business school IMD.


The Danes were ranked the highest of all Nordic nation despite falling one spot compared to last year’s ranking. IMD points to judicial security, equal rights and an absence of corruption as being among Denmark’s strengths, while high wages, taxes, fees, low working hours and a poor ability to attract workers from abroad are among its weaknesses. “To fulfil growth potential, we must ensure that Danish companies can obtain the qualified employees they require,” said Allan Sørensen, chief analyst with the Danish confederation for industry, Dansk Industri (DI). “At the same time, we must reduce the expenses that hamper investment in more effective production and digitalisation.”
                                     
                                                                           (CPH Post)

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Nordic Midsummer Night 2017

The biggest event of the Nordic Chamber`s party calendar was held on Wednesday 7th of June, with kind permission of H.E. Helena Tuuri the ambassador of Finland, at the residence of the Finnish Embassy in Prague. The venue was not selected randomly. Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independence, so the event became a part of Suomi 100 campaign that runs the whole year.  

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Norwegians switch to electric vehicles faster than anyone else on the planet.
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Volvo designing self-driving rubbish truck that follows bin men down the road 'like a dog'

Self-driving trucks could be used to collect household rubbish under plans being developed in Sweden.
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Apps bringing thousands of jobs to Denmark

Denmark’s acumen in the world of app technology looks set to bring in a significant number of jobs in the coming years.
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Arctech aboard to build ‘world’s greenest ship’

Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has signed a letter of intent with Peace Boat to construct the Ecoship, “the world’s greenest cruise ship”.
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Ikea to trial selling products through third party websites

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West Iceland Named Europe’s Most Scenic Destination

Luxury Travel Guide, a subscription travel publication aimed at affluent travellers, has named West Iceland “Europe’s Most Scenic Destination.”
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Drilling rig in Norway gets all its power from land to cut emissions

An offshore drilling rig hired by Norwegian oil and gas producer Aker BP is getting all its power from electricity produced onshore, the firm said on Thursday, in a move that cuts carbon emissions and could be a world first.
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Sweden’s Hancap group finalises acquisition of Czech glazed façades supplier Sipral

Swedish Hancap group has announced its acquisition of Sipral, a leading Czech manufacturer and supplier of lightweight building façade-work.
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