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Nevs agrees with China’s DiDi on electrical vehicles

NEVS AB (the Swedish company who acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates) and DiDi Chuxing, a leading Chinese mobile transportation platform, have formed a strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation. The formal signing took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in Late October, in presence of among…

Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok moved forward to 23rd December

The Scandinavian Christmas Service in Bangkok – an age-old dear tradition – will this year take place on “lillejuleaften”, Saturday 23rd of December instead of on 24 December as usual. But time is unchanged – starting at 13.00 This year will be the first where the new Danish pastor Christa Lund Herum will perform the…

Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 announced

Team Sweden in Malaysia has announced the second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 6-7 February 2018. The inaugural, successful summit was held in Singapore in September 2016. The second Sweden-SEA Business Summit aims to attract business leaders and decision makers from Sweden and the ASEAN-region by providing a platform…

Nordcham MoU with Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and The Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 22 November 2017 in Intramuros, Manila. CCPI, recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, is the oldest business institution and heritage landmark in the country. Source: Nordic Chamber…

Fourth Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue meeting

Philippines Undersecretary Enrique A. Manalo and Swedish State Secretary for EU Affairs and Trade Oscar Stenström, and their respective delegations, met on 25 November 2017 in Manila for the Philippines-Sweden Political Dialogue, which falls under the ambit of the political consultations mechanism between the Philippines and Sweden. This is the fourth time that both countries…

Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration started

On 21-22 November the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden arranged the “Philippines-Sweden Airport Collaboration” delegation to Manila, headed by State Secretary Oscar Stenström. This activity is the start of a long-term partnership on airport development between our two countries, in line with the commitments that Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and…

Finnish 100 anniversary sculpture unveiled in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden in Manila congratulates Finland on her 100th year anniversary of independence on 6 December 2017. To commemorate the anniversary, the sculpture “Spirit of the Finn” was unveiled in Bonifacio Global City. The photo shows the sculpture with (from left) Ambassador of Sweden Harald Fries, Honorary Consul General of Finland Ramon K.…

Håkan Alm spearheads the economic-IT academic combo

Swedish expat in Thailand, Mr Håkan Alm has refocused and returned to the academic world. From IT service provider for the international businesses community and beyond, primarily in Bangkok, for many years including the role as Scandinavian Airlines Systems’ go-to guy in Asia when it came to any IT needs and troubleshooting, he suddenly decided…

Bangkok exchange students from Borås University, Sweden

Lisa Myrnäs, Max Kellert and Oscar Ågren are in the final year of their Borås University studies and among those who has come to Bangkok’s Panyapiwat Institute of Management, PIM, as exchange students during the 2017 autumn term. All three are satisfied as they are approaching the end of the term, with no regrets. “It…

Foreign Minister Wallström visited Rohingya refugees and Vietnam

During 19–23 November Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam. Margot Wallström began her journey by visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh, to which more than 620 000 Rohingya have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August. In addition to refugees, Ms Wallström met representatives of the Government of…