Category: Trade

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 details

The Norwegian Business Association in Singapore presents the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit (NABS), taking place 16-18 April in Singapore. The summit will explore how to navigate the geo-political landscape in Asia; discuss how to succeed in the time of digitalisation; provide insights on advanced manufacturing, blockchain technologies, white spaces and unicorns; and…

New Business Sweden frontier SEA markets report

‘Capture the growth of the frontier SEA markets’ Swedish companies can, and should, despite expected challenges, invest in the ‘frontier Southeast Asia markets’ – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The business opportunities are there – especially within four sectors that Business Sweden (BuS) has pinpointed in its new ‘point of view’ report. In its report BuS’…

Norwegian investors continue to put faith in Greater KL

Year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Norway. What began as a partnership between two oil and gas (O&G) producing country peers has now been extended to shipping (Wilhelmsen), fast-moving consumer goods (Jordan) and chemical paints (Jotun), among others. Norwegian investments in Malaysia to-date amounts to about RM19 billion in…

Nordic Bangkok seminar: EU-Thailand Trade Relations

A successful Nordic Seminar on the EU – Thailand relationship and its new diplomatic openings was held at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, as a Luncheon on the 7 March 2018. 40+ representatives from the Nordic business society and trade organisations were present and ready with questions to the EU Mission here in Bangkok, reports…

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in Singapore

The 16th AEM-EU Trade Commissioner Consultation took place on 2 March co-chaired by Sweden’s Cecilia Malmström, the EU Trade Commissioner and and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang, Chair of ASEAN in 2018. The annual consultations were expected to further deliberate on the next steps towards the possible resumption of the Asean-EU…

Business Sweden in Philippines’ market outlook 2018

“Now is a good time to enter the Philippine market!” states Business Sweden, with a recently established office in Manila since September 2017. “Last year we saw an all-time high in terms of consulting assignments, in both value and numbers, and as Sweden reopened its embassy in Manila in end of 2016 it was clear…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

Live, play, work – the formula for manufacturing hub Penang

When flying in over Penang and after landing at its airport it becomes clear that this island has a lot of industries. When driving towards George Town, passing by the industrial zones covering large area it also gets very visible what kind of industries – names like Broadcom, Bosch and Western Digital appear along the…