Latest Scandinavian Philippines News

NIRAS opens its new office in Manila

NIRAS, a leading Scandinavian consulting engineering company, held an official open ceremony of its new office in Manila, Philippines on 17 January 2019. Among the attendees, there were H.E. Mr. Harald Fries, the Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, Tor Lundström, NIRAS International Development Consulting Director, Antti Inkinen, NIRAS Finland Director and NIRAS colleagues from around the…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…

Swedish Ambassador visits Vice president of Philippines

Harald Fries, Sweden’s Ambassador to Philippines, paid a courtesy visit to Leni Robredo, Vice president on Thursday, 24 January 2019. To strengthen the cooperation between Sweden and Philippines, the Ambassador and Vice president discussed concerning topics especially in the field of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Philippines. According to Embassy of Sweden in Manila, “the…

Norwegian man charged for sex abuse of Filipino girls

A 71-year-old Norwegian man from Møre and Romsdal was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for ordering sexual assaults on numerous girls in Philippines committed via internet . The man used an online video calling service to contact minors in the Philippines and paid them to perform sexual acts under his instruction. According to the court,…

AndersenB2B, ScandAsia partner up: business internationalisation

AndersenB2B, the digital business networking platform from Denmark for SMEs in the Nordics; and ScandAsia, the platform for Nordic News and Business Promotion in Asia, are partnering up to jointly support increased business internationalisation for small to medium-sized businesses, states a press release. And they are doing so based on the new AndersenB2B approach that…

First Philippine Embassy to open in Copenhagen

The first Philippine Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark will open on Monday, 14 January 2019, according to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The new embassy will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays in its temporary office at Lyngbyvej 20, 1st Floor, 2100 Copenhagen and effective for consular services as follows: 1.…

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

ISS to sell operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

ISS Group from Denmark, one of the world’s leading facility services companies, has announced that it will divest operations in 13 countries, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6% per annum by accelerating its transition towards key account customers. ISS has proven its ability to win…

Don’t tell me how to dress exhibition opened in the Philippines

The Thai exhibition #DontTellMeHowToDress opened on 25 November in Makati, the Philippines, as a part of the nationwide campaign Respeto Naman, supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Manila. The exhibition was launched by its Thai founder Cindy Sirinya Bishop at Power Plant Mall, Makati. “I’m so humbled and proud of have my campaign be…

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…