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EQT closes Mid Market Asia III fund on vibrant market

EQT (a leading investment firm from Sweden) in early May announced the successful closing of the EQT Mid Market Asia III fund with total commitments of USD 800 million. The fund is backed by a global blue-chip investor base, including pension funds, insurance companies and fund-of-funds. The commitments are globally distributed with approximately 48% from…

European Book Days Vietnam: Swedish ‘lagom’ book promoted

The Swedish book ‘Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well’ by Lola A. Åkerström was handpicked among works from ten European countries (including also Denmark and Finland) for the European Book Days 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The vivid book festival was full of activities for book lovers including book presentations, readings,…

UN and Sweden held 7 Day Challenge in Vietnam

In April the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi together with the United Nations (UN) in Vietnam and Live&Learn arranged an initiative called the ‘7 Day Challenge’. The 7 Day Challenge was part of the organisors’ efforts to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, Agenda 2030 and an important event to mark the upcoming…

Denmark enhances green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…

Sweden’s Monitor ERP System a proven key enabler for Southeast Asian manufacturers

If there’s one incontestable truth today in the global manufacturing ecosystem, is that it looks nothing like that of the past. It wasn’t long ago when manufacturers planned their production on assumptions supported by information originating from a linear supply chain. Product variables were limited, life cycles were long, and customer demand forecast variability was…

Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

Norwegian salmon firm to build plant in China

The Norwegian salmon producer Marine Harvest has announced plans to open a new plant in China this year. The company already has six plants spread across Asia, but as the relationship between Norway and China bettered, the market has once again opened for Norwegian export of salmons. According to the media Just-Food, the plant will…

Sweden in Hanoi honoured artist Avicii

One of Sweden’s most famous musicians suddenly passed away recently only 28 years sold: Avicii. His music was played all over the world. In Hanoi the Embassy of Sweden reports it has received flowers and greetings from his fans wanting to pay their respect. Avicii’s first hit ‘Levels’ was released in 2011 and made him…