Chinese students visit Finland

66 Chinese students have visited education institutions in Tampere in Finland on a week camp. Finland wishes to attract foreign students to their higher educations and one of the ways to do so is by inviting young Chinese students to visit Finland. From 6 August – 12 August 66 Chinese students and seven teachers from…

Norwegian embassy in Yangon meets with the Irrawaddy

The Royal Norwegian embassy in Yangon met with the media The Irrawaddy as part of the Norwegian government funded project “Mainstreaming of Ethnic Women’s Concerns on Peace and Security”. An annual meeting between the Norwegian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, and media The Irrawaddy took place Tuesday 14 August 2018, where the latest progress in strengthening…

Sweden and Myanmar collaborate to improve bus system in Yangon

Yangon Region Government and Sweden are working together on a project that will improve the bus system in the capitol of Myanmar. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and his senior officials met with a team of experts from the Swedish-Danish company Ramböll, which is the consulting company identified for the project. The project will define…

Swedish bookseller detained in China allowed to see Swedish doctor

A Swedish doctor has been allowed to visit the Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, who has been detained in China since October 2017. “Swedish medical personnel have on Monday, August 13th, been able to carry out a visit with detained Swedish citizen Gui Minhai. This is welcome,” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement,…

Danfoss experiences significant growth in China

Danfoss has announced their first half-year financial statement of 2018 and the growth in China is especially high.   Judging from the Danish company Danfoss’ financial statement is China looking for climate-friendly solutions. In the first half of 2018 Danfoss has experienced progress, particularly in China where they have had a significant growth. The growth…

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…

EU-Philippines Business Summit 2018 announced

The EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) is organizing the EU-Philippines Business Summit 2018 with the theme ‘EU and the Philippines: Jointly Pursuing Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth’ on 18 October 2018, at Solaire Resort and Hotel. This summit we look at how the current administration’s initiatives and programs in line with its Socioeconomic Agenda and priorities have…

Stockolm event: Sweden-Thailand run

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Swedish-Thai friendship? Anyone who feels like it can join the ‘Fun Run/Walk’ at The Royal Djurgården on Saturday August 18th. What is celebrated is that Sweden and Thailand entered into a bilateral friendship and trade agreement 150 years ago, in year 1868. This agreement was the starting point…