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EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2018 invitation

On 25 October 2018 the 8th EU – Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) will take place – a forum of private business and government representatives. Business communities and business leaders are invited to take an active part in a constructive dialogue with Indonesian and the EU representatives. It was first launched back in 2009 in Brussels…

Swedish MNCs continue to view Malaysia, Greater KL as ideal Asia investment place

Sweden and Malaysia’s ties as trade and investment partners go way back. In the 1960’s, the Swedish companies such as Volvo, Ericsson, Sandvik, Alfa Laval and Scania established themselves in Malaysia. The first car ever produced in Malaysia was a Volvo, made by Sweden at Volvo’s car producing plant in Shah Alam in 1967. In…

Diakrit founders buy out News Corp, entices entrepreneurial investors

Bangkok-headquartered DIAKRIT, a successful Swedish start-up and the largest employers of Swedes in Thailand, has announced a change in ownership where the original founders are buying the majority shares from News Corp Australia. This move happens only two years after the media giant News Corp invested and became Diakrit’s majority owner. The property marketing solutions…

Asia House event: Danish fintech in Singapore

On 30 August Copenhagen Fintech and the Danish Embassy Singapore is hosting an event at Asia House in Copenhagen. The event is shedding light on Singapore’s Fintech environment prior to the upcoming Singapore Fintech Festival in November. The session will be looking at the present market opportunities, newest trends and most recent developments. What are…

DCBF and blockchain: Exporting Danish authenticity

Numerous scandals in the Chinese food industry have created a market for safe and secure products. The Danish-Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) plans to use blockchain technology to create profit from this situation. In the recent years, China has been struggling with their domestic food supply. Stories of counterfeit baby formulas, of expired or fake meat…

Business Sweden hosted Industry 4.0 seminars

In early July Business Sweden organized two seminars, one in Malaysia (Johor Bahru) and one in Singapore, on the topic “Sweden – A partner in the journey towards Industry 4.0” together with key Swedish industry experts, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF). The objective with the seminars was to…

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…

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…

Dtac accelerate announced Batch 6 finalists

In search for heavyweight start-ups with global potential Telenor-owned dtac in Thailand has announced the 11 startup finalists, selected out of 25 teams, to participate in the dtac accelerate batch 6 (group of start-ups round six) incubator program. The finalists, announced on Pitch Day, will receive seed funding, ranging from 500,000-1.5 million baht per team,…

Slush, Finnish and Swedish solutions, start-ups at Startup Thailand

Startup Thailand’s 2018 main Bangkok event, held in May, saw presentations from highly interesting Finnish and Swedish start-ups as well as an introduction from Slush Singapore and Startup Commons, a company from Finland providing expertise globally on building digital start-up systems. Startup Commons’ workshop on 18 May was titled ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development,…