Category: Business news

Swedish Ambassador highlights Vietnam’s Start-up year






Swedish Ambassador Pereric Högberg to Vietnam was addressing hundreds of companies in the start up and local business community at an event to commemorate the start up year initiated by the Vietnamese Government. In his remarks, he offered the Swedish experiences in innovations and how start-ups can be nurtured and successful in a globalised economy.…

New strategic partnership in Malaysia for Norwegian biometric firm Zwipe






Biometric tech company Zwipe (Norway) has in April 2017 signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Malaysian digital identity solutions provider IRIS Corporation Berhad (Iris) and MCS Microsystems Sdn Bhd (MCS) to develop, manufacture and distribute Government ID and payment solutions based on Zwipe’s biometric technology in Southeast Asia and other suitable markets worldwide. Headquartered…

Danish Development Cooperation minister visited Vietnam






Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs visited Hanoi 4-5 May to further strengthen the Denmark-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. The Main focus of the visit, hosted MPI-Minister Mr. Dung, was sustainable growth and new strategic sector-cooperation projects within food safety, environment, health and vocational education between Danish and Vietnamese authorities. On 4 May the Danish minister…

Swedish representatives visited Trat mangrove forest restoration






On 20-21 April, RECOFTC, a regional organization for sustainable community forestry, and partners visited mangrove forest communities in Prednai and Tha Ra Nae in Trat province, Thailand to learn from their forest restoration journey. The delegation included the Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok H.E. Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of the Embassy of…

Sweden, Vietnam agrees on closer ties to save marine resources






In order to save marine resources and oceans, joint actions are needed. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador of Sweden in Hanoi, and colleagues from the Embassy made a visit to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today, on Thursday 18 May 2017. He was received by H.E. Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vice Minister. At the meeting the…

The spirit of co-operation and continuity






Private Banking at SEB strengthens its team and underlines long-term commitment in SingaporePictured are (from left): Jonas Bergqvist, Head of Private Banking; Rolf Fus, General Manager of SEB’s private banking branch in Singapore Rolf Fus, General Manager of SEB’s private banking branch in Singapore, looks out on the Marina Bay from the office on the 12th…

Sweden attends forum on Pak Beng Hydropower Project






Using the Mekong River as a source of sustainable energy was discussed as the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok participated in a regional stakeholder forum on Lao PDR’s Pak Beng Hydropower Project, held on Friday 5 May 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The forum was arranged by the Mekong River Commission, MRC, who is responsible for facilitating the prior…

Details of Swedish 2017 state visit to Indonesia






The details of the programme for Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s State Visit to Indonesia have been announced. ScandAsia presents most of the highlights. The Swedish State Visit to Indonesia on 22-24 May 2017 is at the invitation of President Joko Widodo. The Swedish government is represented by Foreign Minister Margot…

Danish help for climate adaption in Rakhine






Peter Hansen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar, joined an identification mission to Maungdaw district in Rakhine State for three days last week. He met with the Chief Minister of Rakhine State to discuss the elements for a Danish supported mangrove rehabilitation and climate adaptation programme, as well as the ongoing coastal fisheries co-management programme in…

Finland’s Etteplan to open two new offices in China






An industrial shift and a new need for outsourcing expert services have opened up plenty of new growth opportunities for Finnish company Etteplan in China. The engineering company is strengthening its foothold and simultaneously advancing its growth by opening two new offices in the country. Etteplan provides industrial equipment and facility engineering, embedded systems, IoT…