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EU, member states ambassadors met Thai foreign ministry

EU Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Thailand on 16 July met the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin. “Bilateral relations, which hold great potential for increased political and economic cooperation, were discussed in the fruitful meeting,” reported…

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Swedish GM launched sky bar

Vertigo, at Banyan Tree hotel is one of Bangkok’s most well rooftop venues. Now Kuala Lumpur has its very own Vertigo sky bar, at the brand new Banyan Tree property there! Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur’s Swedish General Manager Anders Dimblad, at an evening of glitz and glamour, inaugurated their Vertigo in early July. The opening night…

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…

Mats Harborn, European Chamber China presented new report

On 10 July the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) launched their thematic report: ‘18 months since Davos – How China’s vision became a reform imperative’. The report analyses the progress and shortcomings of China’s reform agenda since President Xi Jinping spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017.…

European business position paper Thailand launched

On 6 July the European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) launched the 2018 European Business Position Paper. EU Ambassador Pirkka Tapiola joined together with the Minister of Commerce and the European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) in the launch event. In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Tapiola stressed the importance of the openness of…

Swedish companies Thailand survey: Challenges and business forecast

In June Business Sweden in Thailand launched the new report ‘Thailand: Business Climate Survey 2018’. Business Sweden, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, conducted a survey during Feb-Apr 2018 with the purpose to understand how Swedish companies established in Thailand perceive the business climate. The report highlights some…

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…

Collectius acquires non-performing loan portfolio in Philippines

Collectius Group from Sweden has announced that it acquires a 100 million USD non-performing loan (NPLs) portfolio in the Philippines. The transaction permits Collectius to support 170 000 debtors to become debt free. The deal with a local bank further strengthens Collectius position as the preferred debt purchaser of consumer non-performing loans (NPLs) in the…