Scandinavian Business in Asia News

NordCham Philippines welcomed renewing business partners

  On 15 February 2021 the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines introduced and welcome members in a statement that said: NordCham Philippines introduces its renewing business partner, Pöyry PLC. Pöyry Energy Inc. . ÅF and Pöyry have come together as AFRY. AFRY consists of 17,000 engineers, designers and advisors, brave enough to stand…

Finland issue warnings on China’s espionage

Finland is amongst three countries that have recently expressed deep concern about China’s espionage and political influence in democracies. According to Axios, the concern was expressed through intelligence agencies in the country and also from intelligence agencies in the Netherlands and Canada. Antti Pelttari, director of the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service, stated that “authoritarian…

Norway supports IOM BIWAB to supply PPEs to internally displaced persons in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur

On 15 February 2021 the embassy of Norway in Manila updated on their latest work with IOM BIWAB.: Through the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Manila, more than 15,000 PPEs produced by IOM BIWAB cooperatives were distributed to internally displaced persons in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur.

Finnair will soon have their first commercial airliner to be recycled in home soil

Finnair is planning to recycle for the first time an A319 plane in Helsinki Airport. This will be the first commercial airliner to be recycled in Finland. The project will help to give the opportunity to employ the mechanics during this unusual time since their normal workload has decreased. Finnair’s plan is to reuse as…

TSCC invites to ‘Enabling Business with positive impact’ webinar on 4 March

Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites members to their next webinar on 4 March 2021 on Enabling Business with Positive Impact. The invitation read: Social entrepreneurship has been gaining traction as system changemaker while driving a positive impact for the bottom line, environment and people. As a business model, social entrepreneurship could be applied to…

Finnish Atria reports profit gain partly due to increased exports to China

According to a company statement, Atria Finland, which is the biggest among Atria Group’s four operations of meat producers, was the main source of profit in 2020. Atria Finland’s profit reached EUR 43.1 million mainly thanks to more pork export to China, expanded sales to the retail sector, and better productivity. Juha Grohn, chief executive…

Rich Danish tourists to visit Thailand under bubble arrangement

According to New Straits Times, Danish tourists are amongst a group of 70 very wealthy foreign tourists traveling in a “bubble” arrangement to Thailand this coming Sunday. The group will, upon arrival, be quarantined in luxury villas at the upscale five-star resort complex Sri Panwa Hotel in Phuket which is a luxury resort with its…

Ericsson and Shunfu Food Center collaborate to bring hawker food online

    The Swedish telecom Ericsson and Shunfu Food Center will in collaboration bring hawker food online, closer to the people in times of Covid-19. This is one of several great projects that emerged from SwedCham’s SESG initiative where Swedish MNCs and local SMEs joined hands for the greater good. In times of crisis, businesses…