Category: Hong Kong

EQT closes Mid Market Asia III fund on vibrant market

EQT (a leading investment firm from Sweden) in early May announced the successful closing of the EQT Mid Market Asia III fund with total commitments of USD 800 million. The fund is backed by a global blue-chip investor base, including pension funds, insurance companies and fund-of-funds. The commitments are globally distributed with approximately 48% from…

37 Swedish papers urges China to release detained publisher

37 Swedish papers has urged China to release the detained publisher Giu Minhai, who was put into Chinese custody under suspicious circumstances in January. In January the Chinese-born Swede Giu Minhai was detained by the Chinese police under the accusation of publishing books that smeared the Chinese regime. He was allegedly en route by train…

Team Finland China meeting held in Shanghai

Team Finland China got together in Shanghai on May 28-29. China Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä chaired the two-day event, reports the Finnish Business Council in Hong Kong (FinnCham). A Monday evening dinner reception was hosted by Consul General Jan Wahlberg, with FinnCham Hong Kong’s Executive Director Gitta Hägg-Lundvall in attendance. Also represented were the Finnish Business…

Pre-taste of Swedish midsummer in Hong Kong

On 11 May the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong hosted a media event at the Swedish Residence, in relation to the Midsummer and National Day celebration on 8th June. As a pre-taste, more than 20 media and bloggers got to experience a traditional Swedish Midsummer celebration, or at least part of it: flower…

SwedCham Hong Kong launched anti plastic campaign

On 24 May Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong launched the position paper: ‘Plastic waste – a call for action’, with opening remarks from Consul General Helena Storm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thereby raising plastic waste as an issue that needs urgent action in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government is called upon…

Tax treaty signed between Finland and Hong Kong

Finland and Hong Kong have signed a tax treaty on 24 May. When in force, it further highlights Finland’s position as a secure and predictable destination for Hong Kong investors. The new agreement will contribute to a continued fruitful economic cooperation between individuals and companies in both Finland and Hong Kong. An investment protection agreement…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

Helsinki co-hosted Global Technology Collaboration Conference Hong Kong

Global Technology Collaboration Conference was arranged in April to explore and maximise opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (expected to be the fastest growing region in the world). City of Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub co-hosted the conference that was organized by Compass Innovation Alliance. Three start-ups from Helsinki attended the pitching competition.. Representatives from…