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Saab Asia Pacific appoints new Head of market

Defence and security company Saab has appointed Dean Rosenfield as new head of Market Area Asia Pacific from 1 January 2018. Dean Rosenfield is today the Managing Director of Saab Australia. In his present role, Dean has been working to grow and diversify the local business. Since taking over in March 2013 the Australian business…

EU and ASEAN: free trade talks possible

At the annual EU-ASEAN ministerial consultations held in the Filipino capital of Manila on 10 March trade leaders from the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to take new steps towards resuming free trade talks between the two regions. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “2017 marks the 40th anniversary…

Saab Group, Vestergaard target Asian air traffic expansion

Saab Group and Vestergaard Company, where also among the Nordic companies attending the Inter Airport South East Asia trade show, held in Singapore on 15 – 17 February 2017. Technology and automation are increasingly becoming important also in Asia as airports seek to become more efficient to face larger labour costs, very strong increase in…

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia

Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for…

Ambassador confirms Ikea coming to Philippines

There has long been talk about an IKEA opening in the Philippines. At a roundtable media meeting, Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, apparently confirmed that an IKEA would be coming to the Philippines soon. The opening of an IKEA would imply major investments and recruitment of manpower. “There would be great opportunities…

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…