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HMS Industrial Networks opens in Singapore

HMS Industrial Networks on 12 January announced the opening of their new sales and support office in Singapore. This new office will help expand the market presence and local business of HMS in the growing South East Asian market. HMS has been doing business through distributors in South East Asia for several years and there…

‘Fostering CSR in the Philippines’ conference

Swedish and Filipino companies champion responsible business More than 150 leaders in business and government convened at Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business at Makati Shangri-La Hotel on 17 January. The conference was a joint effort to champion corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a way for companies to contribute to the achievement…

Nordics in Thailand to deepen cooperation

A well-visited evening event on 11 January 2018 saw all the four Chambers of Commerce organisations (Danish-Thai, Thai-Finnish, Thai-Norwegian and Thai-Swedish) in Thailand kick off their, intended, deeper-than-ever-before collaboration. It was announced to the members and guests in the lovely garden of the Residence of Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel, at the Royal Danish Embassy in…

Bo Lundqvist: NordCham President and Retail IT solutions specialist

The NordCham Philippines President himself possesses in-depth knowledge of setting up, running and growing a business out of the Philippines. Bo Lundqvist started Retail Associates 12 years ago, after a long background in doing implementations of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. “I felt at a point that it was time to start my own business…

Singapore test trials of Volvo autonomous electric buses

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses, part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive. Singapore and its LTA are recognized for their focus on public transport and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the effort to create…

AstraZeneca joins with Chinese investment fund to develop new medicines

AstraZeneca has announced a strategic joint venture with the Chinese Future Industry Investment Fund (FIIF) to form an equally-owned, stand-alone company in China to discover, develop and commercialise potential new medicines to help meet unmet needs globally, and to bring innovative new medicines to patients in China faster. FIIF is managed by the SDIC Fund…

Guided tour through a historical part of Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam invites members and friends to an afternoon exploring a historical part of Bangkok Sunday 28th January 2018 at 2 pm. Read also: Report from previous historical walk Participants will meet at O.P. Garden, formerly known as Mango Tree, Charoenkrung Soi 36, at 2 pm. It is located on the right-hand side of Soi…

Swedish Versasec opened Singapore Office

Versasec, the leader in smart card management systems, has opened of its new Singapore office (December 2017) serving resellers, customers and prospects in the Asia-Pacific region. The new Singapore office is Versasec’s second office opened in 2017, and joins the company’s existing locations in Dubai, the US, Germany, France, the UK and company headquarters in…

New Chinese Stora Enso polyethylene coating plant inaugurated

Around 170 guests attended the official inauguration of Stora Enso‘s new polyethylene (PE) coating plant at the consumer board mill in Beihai, China on 19 December. Stora Enso has invested EUR 31 million in the PE coating plant, following its establishment in the Guangxi region in China as a response to increasing demand on the…

Nils Nordh: shipping executive, World Amateur Golfers’ Chairman & CEO

Few people cleverly match business with pleasure as does expat Dato’ Nils Nordh. This well-known Swede (not least in Malaysia where he is the only Swedish person holding the Malay state title Dato’ awarded by the Sultan of Pahang) has previously worked for Star Cruises in Malaysia, and been Chairman and CEO of World Amateur…