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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…

Sweden’s next ambassador to Singapore appointed

The Swedish government has appointed Mr Niclas Kvarnström to become Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore. Niclas is today ‎Director, Deputy Head of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia – ‎Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. He has previously served at Sweden’s representation at the United Nations in New York, the embassy in Beijing and also worked…

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,…

NordCham Philippines co-organised Maritime Forum

NordCham Philippines, in partnership with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the EU-Philippines Business Network, and the Philippines Norway Business Council organised the Maritime Forum at Sofitel Philippine Plaza hotel on June 7, 2018. The Maritime Forum gathered 150 participants bringing together C-level executives, government officials, maritime…

Danish Folk High Schools event Singapore

On 10 June Denmark arranged a unique event in Singapore, including community singing and a debate how creativity and artistry can drive successful educational outcome and foster innovation with top politicians, artists and educators. This was showcased by Danish Folk High Schools and the global talent movement UNLEASH. In 2017, The Danish Folk High School…

Postponed Finnish minister visit to Thailand set for August

The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä, is now set to visit Thailand in August 2018. Businesses are invited to join the Team Finland business delegation to Thailand where the high level visit will explore new business opportunities, in particular within energy and digitalization. This visit was originally planned for June 2018 and was…

More EU aid for Rohingya

As the refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar continues the European Commission has released €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar’s Rakhine State. This comes on top of the €51 million the Commission mobilised in 2017. “The Rohingya crisis has reached…

Danish Energy Business Delegation 2018 to China

On 10-13 June the Danish Energy Business Delegation to China takes place, organised by The Confederation of Danish Industry, The Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and Danish Board of District Heating. The Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Mr. Lars Christian Lilleholt heads the delegation with the aim to expand the official partnership and…

National Day of Sweden celebrated in Manila

The Embassy of Sweden Manila celebrated the National Day of Sweden on 6 June at the Grand Hyatt Manila. Around 500 guests from the Philippine government, diplomatic corps, local and international civil society organizations, the Swedish as well as the business community enjoyed a Swedish feast and a night of Swedish music. The National Day…