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The world’s biggest IKEA to open in the Philippines

Swedish furniture company IKEA has announced the opening of the first IKEA store in the Philippines in 2020. The new store in the Philippines will be the biggest IKEA store in the world, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Manila. Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined IKEA Southest Asia Managing Director Christian Rojkjaer and IKEA…

Sino-Swedish Innovation for Sustainable Development seminar

On the occasion of the visit to Sweden by China Federation of Industry Economics, Business Sweden and Sweden-China Trade Council invite to a seminar on ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development – from Make to Create’. Mr Li Yizhong, Chairman of China Federation of Industry Economics, CFIE, and former Minister of Industry and Information Technology, heads a…

New book about Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz

New book tells about the Danish-Thai archaeologist, ambassador’s wife and Thai senator Pensak Howitz. The exciting biography portrays a woman who has gone her own ways and on a variety of levels has strengthened the close ties between Denmark and Thailand. She has met Fidel Castro, Hillary Clinton and Emperor Hirohito. She has been drinking…

Danish innovation network visited Thailand

Creative executives and professors from the Danish Lifestyle & Design Cluster visited Thailand in the second week of November for a study and business matching trip arranged by the Danish Embassy. The 17 participants from the Danish Lifestyle & Design Cluster witnessed presentations from some of the leading Danish companies in Thailand such as ECCO,…

Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) signed

The first FTA concluded between the EU and an ASEAN country has finally been concluded. On 19 October the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) on the sidelines of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Singapore and the EU…

Danske Bank hosted Sino-Nordic Seafood Forum

Danske Bank has hosted the second ‘Danske Bank Sino-Nordic Seafood Forum’ in Qingdao China. 17 companies on three panels and full house of guests consisting of leading seafood industrial players and investors from China and the Nordics gathered to discuss growth prospects, sector outlook and cross border cooperation, reported Danske Bank. Source: Yanling Zheng of…

Marina Berg, Ambassador to Indonesia presented credentials

On 8 November Swedenäs ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg, met President Joko Widodo for her credential at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). During the veranda talk with President Joko Widodo, Ambassador Marina Berg mentioned the importance of Paris Agreement implementation. Indonesia’s success in achieving its national climate pledges will be critical in keeping a global temperature…

Humphrey Lau, Grundfos China elected Business Person of the Year

At the Danish Chamber of Commerce China’s Gala Ball on 3 November Humphrey Lau, CEO of Grundfos in China was awarded ‘Business Person of the Year’ by the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China. “Over 20 years for various companies and in other official capacities, he has pushed the boundaries for what is possible for…