Category: General news

Swedish Education and Career Days announced for Bangkok

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, will organise a 4-day program in relation to the yearly OCSC International Education Expo, to promote Swedish brands towards Thai students and graduates. For the first time, there will be a unique Swedish Pavilion at the OCSC International Education Expo on…

Sweden top European destination for Chinese investment

New research from global law firm Baker McKenzie with leading independent research provider Rhodium Group reveals that Sweden is one of the top countries in Europe for Chinese investment ($3.6bn) was the largest European destination for Chinese investment in 1H 2018, followed by the UK ($1.6bn), Germany ($1.5bn), and France ($1.4bn). Chinese outbound foreign direct…

Hong Kong: 8th Summer Networking Cocktail

SwedCham Hong Kong welcomes to the 8th Networking Cocktail together with the Dutch, French and German Chamber at The Murray. Canapés and Free flow of drinks will be served between 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Wednesday 8 August 2018. Tickets are now available for early-bird price. Where: The Murray The Arches, Level 1 Hong…

Nordic Summer Lunch at Koh Thai Hong Kong

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Kong Kong invites to the second of the annual Nordic Summer lunches, held at Koh Thai in Wan Chai, Friday 20 July 2018, starting at 12.30 pm. SwedCham is delighted to coordinate with the other Nordic Chambers for this Networking Lunch. The concept is simple – bring your friends…

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Finnish and Indonesian Foreign Ministers met in Helsinki

On Monday 18 June Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, visited Helsinki and met with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. Minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to Finland was related to the meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, organised in Helsinki. The Foreign Ministers discussed the bilateral…

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

The Scandinavian embassies in Myanmar are still pleading for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists. Today the court has decided to charge them under the criticized Official Secrets act.  The two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, has been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to Reuters. The Official Secrets…

Chinese Embassy criticises Swedish media

In a news statement, dated 3 July 2018 and titled ‘Chinese Embassy Spokesperson’s Remarks on Expressen’s Article About China’ the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Sweden states: Recently, the Swedish newspaper, Expressen, published an article, “Så straffas svenska Journalister av Kina”, and accused China of being “dark” and “suppressing…

NordCham Philippines held Midsummer Feast

NordCham Philippines and the Makati Garden Club brought together members and guests to celebrate the Summer Solstice, or Midsummer. “The celebrations were fabulous – everybody danced around the maypole, while the kids had a great time in the garden. The flower crowns worn by the ladies and the singing over schnapps led by the gents…

Swedish Visa application center opened in Yangon

The Embassy of Sweden Bangkok has announced the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global Myanmar Ltd. in Yangon. On July 2, the Embassy’s Migration Liaison Officer, Mr Magnus Petrone, was in Yangon to open the Swedish Visa Application Center operated by VFS Global. The center is now up and running. If…