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Swedish retail innovation Manila seminar

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, together with Business Sweden and the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), organized a seminar entitled ‘How to Increase Retail Productivity through Innovation‘ in August, reports the Swedish Embassy there. In recent years, the digitalization of the retail industry has created new ways of shopping online, with infinite product offerings being…

More Thais, Philippines, and Chinese have full time jobs in Denmark

In Denmark, the number of full-time employed foreigners reached 200.000 in June 2017. Now almost one out of ten persons on full-time employment is a foreigner, which is a record high number. Out of the 200.000 foreigners, 5,5 percent are Chinese, Thai, and Philippines. Thai make up for 2,2 percent of the total, Chinese 1,8…

Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 2017, making it a purely family affair with husband Omar. “It was very hard because of the…

SaiPa player impressed by young Philippine hockey players’ skills

The new SaiPa hockey player David Goodwin recently started his career in the Finnish Elite League after a week in the Philippines, where he helped lead a three-day hockey camp together with his prior teammate hockey player Patrick Koudys. The camp proceeds funded a leading charitable organization, PANDOO Foundation. “Coming to Manila and working to…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

Sweden attended KPMG networking luncheon in Manila

Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries recently attended a knowledge-sharing luncheon with at the Tower Club in Makati City, Manila, Philippines, hosted by the auditing firm KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. According to The Inquirer, the Swedish ambassador acknowledged KPMG RGM & Co.’s efforts in bringing more Swedish power players to the country while…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant

Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

Nordic Midsummer Night Feast held in Manila

  The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines thanks all who joined the Nordic Midsummer Night Feast at Makati Garden Club on June 24. Gathering together to celebrate the Summer Solstice was a blast! Everyone enjoyed themselves from the potato sack race to the egg relay around the Midsummer pole. “The sumptuous buffet dinner…

Invitation to Nordic midsummer mania in Manila!

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines invites you to the ‘Nordic Midsummer Night Feast’ at Makati Garden Club on 24 June 2017, to celebrate the Summer Solstice the traditional Nordic way! Those who join in get to enjoy the sumptuous buffet dinner prepared by Swedish chef Robert and get a kick out of…