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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…

Anders Fagerdahl new Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region.

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In April 2017, Anders Fagerdahl took over as Head of Handelsbanken South Asia Pacific region. He is based in Singapore and oversees the bank’s business in entire South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand. He heads the Singapore Branch and is also responsible for Handelsbanken Representative Offices in Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and…

Swedish National Day celebrated all over Southeast Asia

Tuesday 6 June 2017 was a celebratory day for all Swedes around the world, and Southeast Asia was no exception. As the calendar turned to the Swedish National Day, Swedes and the Swedish embassies got out their blue and yellow flags for a celebration of a nation. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916…

Maritime HR Luncheon held in Manila

NordCham Philippines, together with the EU-Philippines Business Network, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippines Norway Business Council, and Leechiu Property Consultants held the Maritime HR Luncheon on 1 June. With the theme: ‘The role of onshore organization to the success of Seafarers and Crewing managers’; the event gathered European and Philippine maritime sector executives,…