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Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…

Swedcham China Mystery Christmas Dinner

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China invites to their ‘Swecham Mystery Christmas Dinner’, taking place in the evening of Saturday 2 December 2017 in Beijing “Embrace the winter darkness, bring your masque and get together with SwedCham for an evening of candle-lit mingle, Swedish Christmas food, live music and many more surprises! With our…

Geely to become Saxo Bank’s majority owner

Shareholders of Saxo Bank Group (Saxo), a leading multi-asset trading and financial-technology firm with presence in key financial centres such as Hong Hong, Shanghai and Singapore, have received an offer from Sampo Group, a leading Nordic financial services group, to take up a stake of 19.9 per cent of the bank. The other significant owner…

FinnCham Hong Kong Christmas Party 2017

FinnCham (Finnish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong) invites to join us for a Christmas Party at Dada Bar + Lounge in the Luxe Manor Hotel! The celebration takes place on Thursday 30 November when Finns and their friends will gather to celebrate the season with Christmas themed drinks and canapés, specially prepared by chef Jaakko…

Early Scandinavian Hong Kong Christmas

Christmas comes early for Scandinavians in Hong Kong this year! Get this Christmas 2017 started in Danish and Swedish tradition at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar! – Win amazing prizes at the children’s tombola and the Christmas lucky draw. – Grab a bargain from Danish brands, including Skagen, Ecco and Bestseller. – Find your favorite…

Finland and Hong Kong enter Smart City co-operation

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and the Smart City Consortium (SCC) of Hong Kong on 14 November 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The purpose is to enhance cooperation in the sector of smart cities and urban development. Pekka Soini, Director General of Tekes, and Eric Yeung, President of the SCC of…

Indonesian Market business seminar in Hong Kong

‘Indonesia – Think Big, Grow Smart. How to Win in the Indonesian market’ is the title for a seminar by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong on Tuesday 14 November. Anders Wickberg, Trade Commissioner to Indonesia at Business Sweden, will present key opportunities for Swedish companies in Indonesia and also discuss the perceived challenges…

Danish PFA Pension fund invests in Logos

Logos is a vertically integrated property logistics specialist with expertise spanning all aspects of the risk return spectrum that has per 30 October closed its third china logistics venture, , Logos China Logistics Venture 3, with Ivanhoé Cambridge and Denmark’s PFA Pension (PFA) as equal partners. The Venture will focus on the development of high…

Finnish distillery’s Hong Kong Pop-up bar with Gustav cocktails

F&B company D’Evenitif in Kong Kong had invited to the ‘Gustav Nordic Pop-Up Bar’ on 2 November at VEA Restaurant & Lounge. Master mixologist Antonio Lai had created three Gustav Nordic cocktails that was served during the whole evening together with canapés prepared by Michelin Chef Vicky Cheng. Legendary Finnish distillery Lignell & Piispanen was…

Finnish exhibition held in Shanghai

The glass art exhibition ‘The Story of a Finnish Woman‘ by Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen together with the ‘Kuopio – Capital of Lakeland‘ was held in late October at the Yun Jian Art Museum on the 29th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center. The centerpiece of the exhibition was the story of a Finnish woman as told…