Latest Scandinavian Philippines News

Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Nordcham MoU with Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 22 November 2017 in Intramuros, Manila. CCPI, recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, is the oldest business institution and heritage landmark in the country. Source: Nordic Chamber…

Fourth Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue meeting

Philippines Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo and Swedish State Secretary for EU Affairs and Trade Oscar Stenström, and their respective delegations, met on 25 November 2017 in Manila for the Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue, which falls under the ambit of the political consultations mechanism between the Philippines and Sweden. This is the fourth time that both countries…

Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration started

On 21-22 November the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden arranged the “Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration” delegation to Manila, headed by State Secretary Oscar Stenström. This activity is the start of a long-term partnership on airport development between our two countries, in line with the commitments that Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and…

Finnish 100 anniversary sculpture unveiled in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila congratulates Finland on her 100th year anniversary of independence on 6 December 2017. To commemorate the anniversary, the sculpture “Spirit of the Finn” was unveiled in Bonifacio Global City. The photo shows the sculpture with (from left) Ambassador of Sweden Harald Fries, Honorary Consul General of Finland Ramon K.…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines with Sustainable Development

NordCham Philippines organized its annual the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at the Shangri-la at the Fort on October 26, 2017, gathering four Nordic Ambassadors and more than 100 executives from the business community to discuss corporate sustainability, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the private sector, reports Nordcham Philippines. Back in 2012 at the…

Jotun opened Philippines paint manufacturing

Jotun, the Norwegian paint conglomerate, is set to conquer the Philippines market after having opened its brand new manufacturing facility on 6 November in bustling Batangas Province. Situated in the industrial area of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, the 7 hectare plant and main office house more than 70 employees and will manufacture its own paint products.…

NordCham Family Christmas Fest Philippines

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines, in collaboration with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to the Philippines, is organizing its annual Family Christmas Fest on December 3, 2017 at Enderun Colleges, the Atrium & Garden. This is a festive and casual, family-oriented event to where anyone is invited to celebrate Christmas in…

Out to expand with Nordea: Fredrik Lager!

As Nordea Private Banking is setting in motion its Asian expansion, Mr Fredrik Lager was recruited in April as the new General Manager. Well-known to the Nordic community in Southeast Asia, Mr Lager is upbeat as he talks to ScandAsia about his new career challenge. No doubt, Fredrik and his team will be busy going…