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The APAC digital imperative: a wave of growth companies

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region is diverse with a complex tapestry of cultural and business landscapes that are seeing digital development evolve at different speeds and in varying trajectories. For Swedish companies, navigating this landscape on the road to success means understanding the nuances and approaches needed to enter, expand, and build customer engagement. To support those ambitions, Business Sweden’s Asia teams have taken a deep dive into the economic and digital outlook.

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Vietnam Business Climate Survey 2022

Vietnam remains an emerging market which often requires presence on the ground. With a sizable population of over 97.3 million including the fastest expanding middle class in the Asia-Pacific, Vietnam is one of the key markets in Southeast Asia and is increasingly emerging as a manufacturing hub in the region. Overall, the majority of respondents remain positive of Vietnam’s business climate.

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Mexico Business Climate Survey 2022

Mexico is the second largest market in Latin America, with almost 130 million inhabitants, and the 15th largest economy in the world. Thanks to its geographical proximity and strong trade relations with the United States, Mexico poses an interesting opportunity for manufacturing companies with sales in North America. It is our hope that this report will provide a fresh perspective and serve to create many new business opportunities between Mexican and Swedish companies.

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Join Sweden: Behind the scenes of Sweden’s green momentum

Sweden’s climate-smart, system-wide solutions for going green and digital are attracting the international spotlight. But how can other countries tap into the momentum and join Sweden on its mission? Listen in as Anna Hallberg, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs, and Business Sweden’s CEO Jan Larsson share their inside perspectives.

South Korean Sono Group establishes a brand new concept on the High Coast

At Business Sweden, we see a substantial increase from foreign investors to invest in Swedish tourism. Swedes are considered early adopters and open to new trends. When Sono Group made an enquiry about building a new resort on the High Coast, the region turned to Business Sweden to help develop the relationship.

Unleashing AI's potential with innovative data use, collaboration, and bold thinking

To build a future that delivers smart society solutions, we need to leverage the power of data and digital technology. Sweden has emerged as an innovation test bed for AI, edge learning, and more, and this is driving collaboration and growth. Listen to insights from Business Sweden’s DigiTech investment expert Alexander Morrone and Ebba Josefson Lindqvist, project manager for The Data Factory at AI Sweden.

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Cellink goes global with game-changing biotech technology

Cellink’s unique and innovative 3D bioprinting technology which enable the printing of human tissue and organs have revolutionised research, replacing animal experiments and shortening project lead times. With global demand for their technology sky high, the company needed support to identify and move into new markets

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Swedish unicorn Polarium reduces diesel dependency in Africa

Polarium is on a journey to empower the world with smart modular energy storage solutions, built on litium-ion technology. The company recently opened a factory in South Africa that will employ 300 people, supplying the telecom sector with smart reserve power. And the future is bright. AMF, a Swedish limited liability life insurance company, has invested MUSD 100 in Polarium, making the company the latest Swedish unicorn.

Vietnam Business Climate Survey 2022

Vietnam remains an emerging market which often requires presence on the ground. With a sizable population of over 97.3 million including the fastest expanding middle class in the Asia-Pacific, Vietnam is one of the key markets in Southeast Asia and is increasingly emerging as a manufacturing hub in the region. Overall, the majority of respondents remain positive of Vietnam’s business climate.

Mexico Business Climate Survey 2022

Mexico is the second largest market in Latin America, with almost 130 million inhabitants, and the 15th largest economy in the world. Thanks to its geographical proximity and strong trade relations with the United States, Mexico poses an interesting opportunity for manufacturing companies with sales in North America. It is our hope that this report will provide a fresh perspective and serve to create many new business opportunities between Mexican and Swedish companies.

Singapore Business Climate Survey 2022

Businesses in Singapore are struggling with rising inflation and supply-side bottlenecks. However, Swedish companies have over the year shifted from cost-savings to a sales-driven approach and investments and new establishments of Swedish companies in Singapore have remained strong.

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The APAC digital imperative: a wave of growth companies

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region is diverse with a complex tapestry of cultural and business landscapes that are seeing digital development evolve at different speeds and in varying trajectories. For Swedish companies, navigating this landscape on the road to success means understanding the nuances and approaches needed to enter, expand, and build customer engagement. To support those ambitions, Business Sweden’s Asia teams have taken a deep dive into the economic and digital outlook.

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Impact measurement of the small business program

The small business program has a positive effect on participating companies and leads to an increase in the number of employees, sales and exports.

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China’s Demographic Shift – Rising Labour Costs and New Consumer Groups

With a rising number of Chinese families putting baby-making on the backburner, policymakers in Beijing are struggling to turn the tide of the country’s increasingly ageing population and its shrinking workforce to ensure continued economic growth. Meanwhile, the country’s changing demographics could present both challenges and opportunities for Swedish companies.

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Are your distributors a bottleneck?

Distributors are pivotal for global growth, and in turbulent times, can make or break your business. Understanding your distributor relationships is only a step away, but can have a profound impact on your global growth.

Swedish OEMs and the challenge to grow aftermarket sales

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) across several industrial sectors are facing vast challenges to maintain and grow sales of new equipment. This is primarily due to slowed growth in emerging markets and a decline in input prices. While Swedish OEMs have a strong footprint globally, they are now being forced to identify new revenue streams to secure continued global growth.

Cambodia in transformation

Cambodia is gearing up its economy but needs skilled partners to modernise fast-growing sectors. Swedish companies can play a key role in facilitating change. Here’s how.

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