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New Nordic Group: 10-years of successful investments

New Nordic Group: 10-years of successful investments

Monday 15th of July 2009 Kurt Svendheim established New Nordic Group and launched one apartment building in beautiful Pratamnak Hill. This was the start of the orange story, which would blossom and thrive for the years to come. It was the start of the orange family. It was the start of successfully tu...

You’ve probably never heard of CGIAR, but they are essential to feeding our future

You’ve probably never heard of CGIAR, but they are essential to feeding our future

What’s for dinner?

It’s a question asked every day in homes around the world. No other organization has done as much to ensure families—especially the poorest—have an answer to that question as CGIAR, the world’s largest global agricultural research organization.

Making coffee in Uganda, a life style changer

Making coffee in Uganda, a life style changer

New Nordic is documenting our fantastic world and this time we invite you to join us making fresh coffee on the slopes of Mt Elgon in Uganda at the fantastic Sipi waterfalls. The coffee harvested here is Arabica and it grows best between 1600 and 1900 meters over sea level. As you can imagine, making ...

Weekly briefing 7th July

Weekly briefing 7th July

This year we released our two first projects on the African continent, one in Malawi and one in Uganda. I have therefore spent a lot of time on the African continent with our team here, exploring the regions and working closely on every development. I see amazing poential in the locations we have chos...

UAE debuts the world's largest individual solar power project

UAE debuts the world's largest individual solar power project

The United Arab Emirates might still be associated with oil money, but it just set a record for reducing its dependence on oil. The Emirate Water and Electricity Company has started running Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest individual solar power project in the world. At 1.18 gigawatts of peak capacity, it'...

Weekly briefing, 29 June

Weekly briefing, 29 June

Kurt Svendheim and Jan Nuijten are joining TPP on exhibitions in France and we have a special focus on the new African projects, Malo Resort and Hotel Terra. These tours gives us valuable feedback and investor insights which allows us to fine-tune strategies and product offering on our upcoming new pr...

EU and Mercosur agree huge trade deal after 20-year talks

EU and Mercosur agree huge trade deal after 20-year talks

The EU and South American economic bloc Mercosur have clinched a huge trade deal after 20 years of negotiations.

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said it was the EU's biggest deal to date and, at a time of trade tensions between the US and China, showed that "we stand for rules-based tra...

The markets poised to outperform developed countries like the US and UK might surprise you

The markets poised to outperform developed countries like the US and UK might surprise you

Investors looking for growth should consider often-overlooked markets outside the US — and even the developed world.

Emerging markets, which include countries such as Brazil, India, and China — as well as an array of others around the globe — are poised for growth as the US ec...

India tells scooter makers to prepare for a switch to EVs

India tells scooter makers to prepare for a switch to EVs

Indian scooter and motorcycle manufacturers have to draw up a plan to switch to electric vehicles, and they only have two weeks to come up with one. According to Reuters, Indian officials have met up with the companies, including Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp, to ask them to participate in the authorit...

Colombia's 'Lost City' is older than Machu Picchu, and hardly anyone visits

Colombia's 'Lost City' is older than Machu Picchu, and hardly anyone visits

Santa Maria, Colombia (CNN) — Hidden deep in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia sits Ciudad Perdida, the "Lost City." Built by the Tairona people more than 1,000 years ago, the archaeological site only became an attraction after it was uncovered in the 1970s.

First piling in Phuket

First piling in Phuket

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the New Nordic Group. Going from launching a one apartment building, we are now present with projects or offices on a total of four continents across 37 destinations. I am very proud to be approaching the 10-year mark knowing we have achieved the first step i...

Alani Hospitality Training

Alani Hospitality Training

New Nordic Hospitality and Alani Hospitality have many upcoming opnenings with New Nordic Castle, Signature Bali-Sanur and Samui Hotel. The team is meeting on a regular basis to be ahead of the developments.

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Eurovision 2019, we have a winner!

Eurovision 2019, we have a winner!

For Europeans, the Eurovision Song Contest is an institution. Being from Scandinavia, the ESC or "mello" as we refer to in Sweden, is a true must every spring. Countries select their best song in country wide selection processes all over Europe and in Australia. These 40-50 songs are then battling for...

Weekly briefing from New Nordic Group, 18 May

Weekly briefing from New Nordic Group, 18 May

In this edition we cover our new development in Malawi, the Malo Resort. A 5-star resort on the beach of Lake Malawi. A true paradise. Happy Norway day! Yesterday, 17th of May, was Norway's constitution day and we want to congrats all our Norwegian colleagues and friends. We also talk about Kiwano and...

Exploring emerging regions - kurtsvendheim.com

Exploring emerging regions - kurtsvendheim.com

Kurt Svendheim (born 1967 in Tønsberg, Norway) is a Norwegian entrepreneur, businessman and visionary. Svendheim is the founder of New Nordic Group and chairman of the board, but takes an active part in daily operations of the companies in the group. Kurt has his own website,

Gorillas Eat Grass

Gorillas Eat Grass

Our travel agency Kiwano Travel routinely publicises inspiring articles about travel, lifestyle and their local staff is placed right where history is made, locally. In the rural Africa, Asia and soon on mountain tops in Colombia.

This month they continue their successful lifestyle series on th...

New Nordic announces first development in Uganda!

New Nordic announces first development in Uganda!

This extra edition of New Nordic Weekly briefing covers our brand new Uganda development - Hotel Terra.

The words of Winston Churchill published in 1908 still ring true today in the 21st Century. “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for a profusion of brilliant life — b...

Both Microsoft and New Nordic Group investing in Africa

Both Microsoft and New Nordic Group investing in Africa

New Nordic Group is investing in land banking and real estate development in Africa and we've just released the Malo Resort in Salima, Malawi, on the very shores of Lake Malawi. In Uganda, we followed up with a city project; the land mark-to-be, the 5-star Hotel Terra. And that's just the beginning - ...

Grand Opening at Kon-Tiki

Grand Opening at Kon-Tiki

On Saturday the 27th of April, we had our grand opening at Kon-Tiki, your beachside restaurant. We had an absolutely amazing time with colleagues, guest and friends. We served our special grand opening tiki drinks, eat the amazing food they make at the kitchen and had a spectacular fire show on the be...

Uganda is a Great Investment Location in Africa

Uganda is a Great Investment Location in Africa

The words of Winston Churchill published in 1908 still ring true today in the 21st Century. “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for a profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is “the Pearl of Africa.” The Kin...

Seminars on Bali 16 May (closed)

Seminars on Bali 16 May (closed)

Update: registrations are now unfortunately closed but we're more than happy to sign you up for nextcoming seminars. Please drop us a line on indonesia@newnordicgroup.com for more information.

Dont miss our seminars ...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

We want to take this time to wish you and your family Happy Easter from all of us in New Nordic Group!

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New Nordic Group: 10-years of successful investments

You’ve probably never heard of CGIAR, but they are essential to feeding our future

Making coffee in Uganda, a life style changer

Weekly briefing 7th July

UAE debuts the world's largest individual solar power project

Weekly briefing, 29 June

EU and Mercosur agree huge trade deal after 20-year talks

The markets poised to outperform developed countries like the US and UK might surprise you

India tells scooter makers to prepare for a switch to EVs

Colombia's 'Lost City' is older than Machu Picchu, and hardly anyone visits

First piling in Phuket

Alani Hospitality Training

Eurovision 2019, we have a winner!

Weekly briefing from New Nordic Group, 18 May

Exploring emerging regions - kurtsvendheim.com

Gorillas Eat Grass

New Nordic announces first development in Uganda!

Both Microsoft and New Nordic Group investing in Africa

Grand Opening at Kon-Tiki

Uganda is a Great Investment Location in Africa

Seminars on Bali 16 May (closed)

Happy Easter!