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Singapore-Swedish business delegation in Vietnam

On 23-24 April the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi welcomed a Swedish business delegation from Singapore to Vietnam. The delegation was led by the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. Pereric Högberg, the Swedish Ambassador to Singapore Mr. Håkan Jevrell and the President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Mr. Jan Stjernstrom.The delegation consisted…

IKEA to open in the Philippines in “less than three years”

Citizens of the Philippines will still to wait a bit before they can shop the “do most of it yourself”-furniture in IKEA, according to Manila Times. The coming store is in the works, but it is far from ready to be established in the Philippines. “We are [still]looking for sites and partners,” IKEA Southeast Asia…

Swedish Embassy warns against fake recruitment agencies

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The Embassy of Sweden in the Philippines has issued a warning against fake recruitment agencies in the hopes that fewer Filipinos will fall for their schemes. The embassy writes as follows: For certain reasons, the Embassy warns the public about job offers from fake recruitment firms in Sweden that often uses the Embassy/Sweden-logo to deceive…

Nordic Innovation House opening in Singapore

After gaining success with innovation houses in Silicon Valley and New York, Nordic Innovation has decided to fund the establishing of an innovation house in Singapore. The house will be a “soft landing incubator” meant to give Nordic companies seeking fortune in Singapore an easier lift-off. It’s meant for small and medium sized companies who…

Thordur Adalsteinsson new Chairman Scandinavian Society Siam

Thordur Adalsteinsson, elected in April 2013 as the first ever Icelandic Board Member of Scandinavian Society Siam, made history on Thursday 19 April 2018 when he was elected as the first Chairman ever from the smallest of the Nordic countries covered by SSS. Thordur Adalsteinsson was elected unanimously and with applause as successor of Lars Andersson…

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce AGM: four new board members

Anders Frummerin representing Diakrit; Jiraya Chanchon, previous TSCC Executive Director; Nicklas Moberg, General Manager Oakwood Sukhumvit Suites; and Robert Björklund from Saab Group, were the four new nominated Board members that were unanimously elected by a very well attended the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018. Remaining in the Board are also…

Lifestyle Asia Swedes in new, pivotal Burda Digital role

Burda International Asia, a subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media, has announced new, far-reaching changes that “will place the company at the forefront of the region’s publishing industry.” The international technology and media company are making these changes in response to the changing needs of readers and advertisers, therefore introducing a new structure that reorganises the…

Volvo Buses’ new B8R model arrives to Thailand

The new Volvo B8R chassis from Volvo Buses has arrived to Southeast Asia – ‘Made to just keep running’. The Swedish premium buses brand’s latest model, which replaces the top-selling B7R, was in Thailand launched with a Bangkok in late March. Volvo Buses assembles the B8R in its plant there, using kits from Volvo Buses’…

Tibetan exile charged with spying denies charges

The Tibetan man recently charged with spying on his fellow exiles for the Chinese government denies charges. Read also: Sweden charges Tibetan resident for spying on fellow exiles for China The suspect, the 49-year old Dorjee Gyantsan, is in exile in Sweden but has allegedly met with Chinese officials on several occasions and was caught travelling…