Category: Philippines

NordCham Philippines AGM appoints new board






NordCham Philippines held its Annual General Membership meeting (AGM) on January 31, 2017 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati. The AGM elected the members of the 2017 NordCham Board of Directors: Martin Ejeklint, Nicky Gemperle, Bo Lundqvist, Erik Moller Nielsen, and Petteri Mäkitalo. Also, Mr. Peter Wallace, the Chairman of the Wallace Business Forum,…

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries






The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…

Presidential Award to Norwegian in Philippines






Erlend E. Johannesen, founder of StreetLight Philippines, was among 23 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 11 countries winning the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) 2016. They were honoured by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte honoured during the Awarding Ceremonies on Monday 19 December at the Malacañan Palace. Johannesen…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 Postponed






Due to conflicting calendars of several of the key attendees, it has been decided to postpone the planned Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 in Cebu, the Philippines to 21-23 November 2017. Norway-Asia Business Summit aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in the region through increased geopolitical knowledge, economic understanding, and market comprehension. The delegates…

Nordic Family Christmas Party Manila 2016 invitation






NordCham Philippines (Nordic Chamber of Commerce Philippines) in collaboration with embassies, is inviting to the Nordic Family Christmas Party 2016, in Manila. A Danish chef will oversee the food and drinks served, with the following menu: Welcome Glögg Saffron Buns Danish Butter Cookies Buffet Rye bread and wheat bread Herrings, pickled and Matjes with condiments…

Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia






Spotify, the digital music service that is conquering the world, is growing fast especially since its launch on the Asian market in 2013, along with rapid expansion of Internet streaming. Just as it has contributed to revolutionising the music industry the Swedish tech start-up’s vision of building a universal jukebox is gradually coming true (present…

Swedish “innovative” guarantee loan funding to Asia






Despite increased economic growth in Asia, two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live here. In order to stimulate innovative projects to reduce poverty, Sida has issued a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK (approx. 155 million USD) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new projects…

Danish game company grows in Southeast Asia






Danish-owned PlayLab is a mobile games company based in and focusing on Southeast Asia as future growth market, with a global success landed with their ‘Juice Cubes’. As their third developed game became their break-through they quickly grew from a team of 20 people to over 100 within a short period of time. CEO and…

Swedish delegation in Philippines, embassy re-opened






Sweden is to re-open its embassy in Manila in December 2016 and on 7 November Economic Development and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg, who arrived with the largest business delegation ever to the Philippines, inaugurated the mission. “Sweden has missions in 93 countries. The Philippines, with its 100 million inhabitants, the largest country in which Sweden…