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Finnish Nokia secures 5G order from Philippines’ Globe Telecom

According to a statement from Finnish Nokia, telecom network equipment maker, the company has secured an order from Filipino company Globe Telecom to build a 5G network to the Philippines’ second and third largest islands Mindanao and Visayas. Nokia which brands itself as “an innovative global leader in 5G, networks and phones” will also upgrade…

Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

Sweden to deport Filipina despite five years of marriage and two small children

Filipina Christalline has recently lost her appeal on the Swedish Migration Court’s decision to deport her despite being married to her Swedish husband for five years and sharing two young children with him, writes Swedish daily Aftonbladet. The court is deporting Christalline because she came to Sweden without a residence permit, something she claims the…

Sweden supports Women in Action in the Philippines

On 19 February 2021 the embassy of Sweden in Manila invited to save the dates for Women2021: Women in Action, weekly series of roundtable conversations. This Women’s Month, the Embassy of Sweden partners with SPARK Philippines. The dialogue aim to discuss the status of women during the pandemic, women and diversity, women’s political participation, and…

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

IKEA Philippines sets to hire 500 residents in Pasay City

The Swedish furniture-maker Ikea will be hiring at least 500 residents of Pasay City once it starts operations later this year. This was announced by Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto Rubiano after officials of Ikea paid a courtesy call to her office on Monday. Rubiano said “I am pleased to announced to our countrymen the…

Covid-centre confirms vaccines will be for everyone in Thailand also expats

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country – including expats and migrant workers – vaccinations against COVID-19. Those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated…

Swedish IKEA sees potential in Philippine-made products

Will IKEA sell Philippine-made products? According to Georg Platzer, IKEA’s Southeast Asia development manager, the products have “potential” to be sold at IKEA stores globally. Georg Platzer said to ABS-CBN news that Filipinos are talented in breading which has the potential to work very well with IKEA’s textile line and took note of other Philippine-made…

NordCham Philippines introduced the judges for the Nordic Sustainable Awards Night

On 18 February 2021 the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines introduced the judges for the Nordic Sustainability Wards Night, in a statement that read: We are counting the days until the Nordic Sustainability Awards Night on 23 February 2021. As of the moment, all the nominations are being reviewed and evaluated. In the…

NordCham Philippines welcomed renewing business partners

  On 15 February 2021 the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines introduced and welcome members in a statement that said: NordCham Philippines introduces its renewing business partner, Pöyry PLC. Pöyry Energy Inc. . ÅF and Pöyry have come together as AFRY. AFRY consists of 17,000 engineers, designers and advisors, brave enough to stand…