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Sweden and Thailand’s Ambassadors met in Stockholm

H.E. Staffan Herrström, Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, has shared photos from a lunch and meeting that took place in Stockholm. “Great to catch up with the Ambassador of Thailand to Sweden, H.E. Kiattikhun Chartprasert, in his beautiful Residence in Djursholm. Many thanks for the lovely Thai-lunch and inspiring conversations!” writes Staffan Herrström. Source: Ambassador Staffan…

New IKEA distribution center for Asean in Malaysia

The Swedish-founded furniture retailer IKEA will be establishing a regional distribution and supply chain center for Asean in Malaysia. An investment of RM908 million (SEK1718 million). It will become among the top 10 largest regional distribution centers of the Ikea Group globally, adopting the structure and technology of Ikea’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany, said the Malaysian Investment…

Swedish retail innovation Manila seminar

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila, together with Business Sweden and the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), organized a seminar entitled ‘How to Increase Retail Productivity through Innovation‘ in August, reports the Swedish Embassy there. In recent years, the digitalization of the retail industry has created new ways of shopping online, with infinite product offerings being…

Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

Joakim Ladeborn new Deputy Consul General Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau bid farewell to the Deputy Consul General, Ms Wictoria Amandustin Weinstock and welcomed her successor the Deputy Consul General, Mr Joakim Ladeborn. The Swede was previously also the Deputy Head Of Misson at Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur. Source: Consulate General of Sweden in…

Sweden as IT, start-up hub highlighted in Thailand

Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, and Vivianne Gillman, Trade Commissioner at Business Sweden, shared with Thailand the Swedish experience of what can stimulate IT start-ups, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok reported. This took place at a seminar hosted by the Nation Building Institute-NBI‘s senior executive programme (on 26 July). The seminar was held…

HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer

HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced…

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia

As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish…