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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…

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…