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H&M humanitarian support for Rakhine state refugees

As the humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) has grown into of the region’s largest man-made humanitarian crises in decades, and with enormous needs also within Rakhine State, the non-profit global foundation H&M Foundation (Sweden) has decided to contribute to help saves lives and reduce suffering among those affected by the conflict, both in Myanmar…

H&M and Hong Kong textile institute in textile recycling breakthrough

Within a four-year innovative partnership the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has announced ground-breaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns – without any quality loss – through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. The technology will be scaled up and made available to the…

55 organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia

A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia. The letter (dated 23 October 20170 was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the President of…

Thai-Swedish ‘Business Talks’ with Business Sweden, Nordea

On 5 October the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce arranged what seemed to be a slightly new networking concept: ‘TSCC Business Talks’. The attending members and other guests of TSCC were in good company as Business Sweden as well as Nordea Private Banking, represented by Vlad Månsson and Fredrik Lager respectively, were the speakers for the…

Out to expand with Nordea: Fredrik Lager!

As Nordea Private Banking is setting in motion its Asian expansion, Mr Fredrik Lager was recruited in April as the new General Manager. Well-known to the Nordic community in Southeast Asia, Mr Lager is upbeat as he talks to ScandAsia about his new career challenge. No doubt, Fredrik and his team will be busy going…

Swedish Ceremony to Honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Royal Cremation Day

Sweden will hold a special ceremony to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 26 October 2017, which is the Royal Cremation Day. H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej had received the Knight of the Swedish Royal Order of the Seraphim. The organizing of this special ceremony is Sweden’s traditional practice after a Knight of the Order…

Sweden co-hosts Vietnam Internet Forum 2017

The Vietnam Internet Forum 2017, taking place on 27-28 November in Hanoi, will discuss Internet’s contributions to an open, sustainable and innovative society. Focus is on Internet accessibility and digital solutions for social impact under the theme DigitalforGood (how digital technology advances sustainable development). VIF17 is a platform for intersectoral discussion and interaction. Speakers and…

Sweden expresses great concern for Cambodia’s democracy

The 6th annual human rights dialogue between Sweden and Cambodia took place from 16-18 October in Phnom Penh. The deliberations were led by Sweden’s Ambassador for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Ms Annika Ben David. The Swedish Government’s press release informs that the Cambodian delegation was headed by the country’s state-owned Human…

Singapore seminar with Handelsbanken Chief Strategist Claes Måhlén

Out of the rabbit hole or through the looking glass? In order to counteract the great recession and the deepest financial crisis in generations, central bankers have dug deep into the toolbox of unconventional policy tools, crossing previous boundaries of monetary policy. As the world economy gathers pace, central banks will try to change course…

E-Commerce seminar held in Hong Kong

On the 19 October, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong together with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce hosted an E-Commerce seminar about doing E-Commerce in China. With speakers such as Swedcham HK member John Skalin (Sino E-tail), Arno Nieuuwland (e-Commerce Hong Kong), Boudewijn Feith (Esprit) and Nathan Jansen (1421 Consulting) the very broad…