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NordCham in Vietnam offers special summer staycation 2020 package

The year 2020 has been a challenging year so far globally, yet NordCham Vietnam chose not to let the obstacles prevent their members from a good time. In cooperations with its partners, Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam created a special staycation package to their members. For more information please read here.

66 Filipino scholars on their way to the European Union to pursue academic goals

The delegation of European Union in the Philippines published 14 July 2020 a congratulations announcement to 66 Filipino students will pursue their academic dreams in several countries of the European Union after they won scholarships under the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme. The Programme will allow them to pursue MA and Ph D diplomas in different universities…

Ambassador Herrström visited Thailand Ministry of Foreign affairs to bid farewell

On 10th July 2020, Ambassador Staffan Herrström paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai. He thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand for great cooperation and appreciated the continued close collaboration with Royal Thai Embassy Stockholm under the leadership of the new Ambassador Kanchana Patarachoke. The Ambassador reiterated Sweden’s…

Indonesian Immigration announced that visa holders need to re-apply their visas

The Indonesian Immigration Directorate General announced 12 July 2020 on the official Twitter account @ditjen_imigrasi, that foreigners holding temporary stay permits, visas on arrival and free visas who have been granted an emergency stay permit during the beginning of Coronavirus breakout, may now apply for extension their visas. According to updated regulations now the Indonesian…

Ambassador Måwe visited Vietnam Ethnology Museum in Hanoi

The Swedish ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published a report of her visit to Vietnam’s Ethnology Museum on 3 July 2020. The Ambassador noted that it was a great experience on her FaceBook story line that said: “I continue my journey of exploring the Vietnamese culture by visiting the Vietnam Ethnology Museum in Hanoi.…

Swedish ambassador discussed further collaborations with Thai Vice Minister of Commerce

The Swedish Ambassador H.E. Staffan Herrström paid a farewell courtesy call on Dr. Sansern Samalapa, Thai Vice Minister for Commerce on 9 July 2020. According to the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand, they had a fruitful discussion on a wide range of topics of mutual interests such as Swedish-Thai commercial relations, future high – level…

Ericsson South East Asia expects 5G subscriptions to reach 190 million by the end of 2020

Telecommunication market has seen strong growth during the pandemic as people wish to remain connected together and cope with lock down measures. Ericsson expects that this trend will continue on in their June 2020 edition of Ericsson Mobility report, released on 23 June 2020. Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India,…

SwedCham HK members suggest Stay-cation in Hong Kong

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong asked their team members to share their 2020 summer experience from the beginning of July. There are many possibilities to enjoy moments in Hong Kong that SwedCham HK team chose to do this year. “Many of our members and friends are spending their summer in Hong Kong, including…

What does a trip to Southeast Asia look like after this pandemic: Good News is Scarce

The global pandemic has upended countless travelers’ plans. Since mid-March, 20 air carriers, including Philippines Airlines, Hong Kong Express, Jetstar Asia, and Lion Air have suspended flights altogether. Other Asian airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines have reduced flights by 96%. Governments worldwide are now cautiously reassessing the travel restrictions they instituted to…