Category: Hong Kong

Finnish spirit Gustav celebrated in Hong Kong

Gustav is the name of Finnish premium range of spirits, produced by Finland’s oldest alcohol producer still in production, Lignell & Piispanen. Gustav reflects both Gustav III (the late Swedish King) and Gustav Ranin. So, today the Finnish distillery represents and arctic legacy that dates back 160 years. On 2 November, this Finnish distillery had…

Hong Kong: ninth-most expensive place to be an expat

After dropping out of the top-ten in 2016, Hong Kong is now the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates. In the Asia-Pacific region it is the second-most expensive location, only topped by Tokyo, Japan, which also comes in at number eight in the world. The list was recently released by the ECA international, which includes…

Finland at Hong Kong Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Wonders are available in Hong Kong! The 2017 Christmas Market in shopping centre Stanley Plaza has an amazing Finland theme! The market takes place in two consecutive weekends in mid-December: 9-10 December and 16-17 December. Featured is a glass igloo, retailer booths, and Finnish Christmas delicacies. Finnish products from companies like Puhdistamo, Kyrö…

Finnish SuperPark arrives to Asia and Hong Kong

SuperPark, the ‘friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world’ from Finland, is about to bring a big burst of energy into Hong Kong’s entertainment scene. As a uniquely fun and joyful experience through movement and play SuperPark Hong Kong will officially launch in Hong Kong on 16 December 2017. Boasting a 45,000 square foot…

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…

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…