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Chinese Embassy criticises Swedish media

In a news statement, dated 3 July 2018 and titled ‘Chinese Embassy Spokesperson’s Remarks on Expressen’s Article About China’ the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Sweden states: Recently, the Swedish newspaper, Expressen, published an article, “Så straffas svenska Journalister av Kina”, and accused China of being “dark” and “suppressing…

Collectius acquires non-performing loan portfolio in Philippines

Collectius Group from Sweden has announced that it acquires a 100 million USD non-performing loan (NPLs) portfolio in the Philippines. The transaction permits Collectius to support 170 000 debtors to become debt free. The deal with a local bank further strengthens Collectius position as the preferred debt purchaser of consumer non-performing loans (NPLs) in the…

NordCham Philippines held Midsummer Feast

NordCham Philippines and the Makati Garden Club brought together members and guests to celebrate the Summer Solstice, or Midsummer. “The celebrations were fabulous – everybody danced around the maypole, while the kids had a great time in the garden. The flower crowns worn by the ladies and the singing over schnapps led by the gents…

Swedish Visa application center opened in Yangon

The Embassy of Sweden Bangkok has announced the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global Myanmar Ltd. in Yangon. On July 2, the Embassy’s Migration Liaison Officer, Mr Magnus Petrone, was in Yangon to open the Swedish Visa Application Center operated by VFS Global. The center is now up and running. If…

Slush, Finnish and Swedish solutions, start-ups at Startup Thailand

Startup Thailand’s 2018 main Bangkok event, held in May, saw presentations from highly interesting Finnish and Swedish start-ups as well as an introduction from Slush Singapore and Startup Commons, a company from Finland providing expertise globally on building digital start-up systems. Startup Commons’ workshop on 18 May was titled ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development,…

Wallenberg foundation donates big for NTU Singapore fellowship

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have just announced a big donation of 50 million Swedish krona (S$7.6 million) as endowed gift to establish a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship. The donation is the largest single gift in perpetuity by a foreign entity to NTU Singapore. The Wallenberg-NTU Fellowship…

Swedish tourist in Malaysia killed by jellyfish

A Swedish tourist has lost his life after being stung by a poisonous jellyfish in Tanjung Rhu beach, Malaysia. What lurks beneath the waters of popular beaches can be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately a Swedish tourist experienced that first hand after he was stung to death by a jellyfish in Langkawi, Malaysia. No specification upon the particular species…

Victor Sukseree – a well-known Hua Hin personality and Sweden’s Honorary Consul

Following 28 years at the helm of Thailand’s famous seaside resort Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Sweden’s Honorary Consul has finally retired as the General Manager of the hotel. This however does not mean that Mr Victor Sukseree will no longer be a principle player in this royally accredited resort town – on the contrary, he…

Swedish Ambassador met with Thai Ministers, highlighting 150 years

On 26 June Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrström paid courtesy calls to Thai ministers, also highlighting the 150 years Anniversary between Thailand and Sweden and some activities the Embassy is planning during 2018. The Ambassador met with H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, discussing cooperation on joint global challenges within Oceans and…