Category: Philippines

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…

New Swedish Manila embassy tentative opening for December






While the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Mikael Damberg will officially inaugurate the Swedish Embassy in Manila on 8 November 2016, the mission will tentatively be open to the public only from 1 December 2016. The Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok made this announcement on 7 November. The “official opening” on 8 November and…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator






In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

Nokia to supply Globe Telecom in the Philippines






Nokia and Globe Telecom, a leading telecom operator in the Philippines, on 24 October signed two Memoranda of Confirmation frame agreements – one for wireless technologies and the other for IP, Optical and SDN technologies – under which Nokia will transform Globe Telecom’s current fixed and mobile networks into a more robust network that will…

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA






As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor…

Marcus Wallenberg: We can do more in Southeast Asia






The first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit contained a number of prominent business representatives, not least Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board, SEB, SAAB Group & Foundation Asset Management, and who has personal long experience of visiting and doing business in Southeast Asia. Mr Wallenberg is also a Board Member of Temasek Holdings in…

Jan Djerf, SBAS, at summit: Swe businesses ought to work in tandem






At the inaugural Sweden–Southeast Asia Business Summit, held in Singapore on 21 – 22 September the numerous attendants from Sweden as well as the region were welcomed by Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Håkan Jevrell, Mrs Ylva Berg CEO, Business Sweden – the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, and Mr Jan Djerf, President, Swedish Business…

Philippines seminars by BOI, Finn partnership






Finnish Business Partnership Program (Finnpartnership) and the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Management Bureau and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stockholm, organised a ‘Doing business with Finland’ seminar in Cebu City on 12 September, followed by Manila on 14 September. The business seminars aimed…