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Germany Business Climate Survey 2022

As the largest economy in Europe and accounting for one quarter of the European Union’s GDP, Germany is Sweden’s most important trade partner. Throughout the turbulence of the past years, the relationship between Sweden and Germany remains strong. Most respondents expect both industry turnover and investments in Germany to increase in the coming year.

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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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The Taiwanese cybersecurity market is growing at an unprecedented rate, outperforming the global average

With a challenging regional geopolitical situation and a rapidly growing world leading technology industry, the Taiwanese market is facing a constant cybersecurity threat from both domestic and foreign actors. As a result, the Taiwanese cybersecurity market is expanding at an explosive pace, growing 11.9 per cent between 2020 and 2021, amounting to almost BUSD 2. The global cybersecurity sector grew by 2.8 per cent during the same period, further highlighting the vast investments made in Taiwan compared to the global average. The Taiwanese market’s rapid growth is largely due to a substantial growth in cybersecurity hardware export sales and robust cybersecurity service demand in Taiwan.

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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 the potential AI 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.

How Sweden is shaping the future of mobility

The transition to electrified transport – from cars and trucks to aviation – is forging ahead in Sweden, coupled with rapid advances in autonomous driving and shared mobility. Listen in as Martin Jönsson from Business Sweden provides a glimpse of the latest developments in this podcast episode.

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Senior’s cutting edge materials perfect fit for Nordic battery cluster

With innovation at their core, Senior Technology Material have found a natural home in Sweden, playing a critical role in the booming Nordic battery cluster to bring much needed new materials to the green energy sector. Their ambitions for sustainable development align with the ambitions of industry and supplying Northvolt’s battery production and ongoing growth.

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Cake on the move: e-bike innovator revs up global sales

Business Sweden’s accelerator programme Catalyst gives Swedish e-bike manufacturer Cake a springboard to expansion in Europe and the US.

Germany Business Climate Survey 2022

As the largest economy in Europe and accounting for one quarter of the European Union’s GDP, Germany is Sweden’s most important trade partner. Throughout the turbulence of the past years, the relationship between Sweden and Germany remains strong. Most respondents expect both industry turnover and investments in Germany to increase in the coming year.

Seasons of change: the future of AI in Sweden

AI is not new, we have known about it’s potential since the 1940s, but it is only now that computer science has provided the power to finally begin exploring the possibilities. The inevitable rush to explore and develop AI is far-reaching and Sweden is playing a critical role in driving sustainable, ethical, and practical research and development.

Accelerating sustainable business – across the globe

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to overshadow 2021 with closed markets, travel restrictions and disruptions in supply and value chains. However, sustainability was reflected in many countries’ national recovery plans and a record number of countries announced net-zero targets. During the year, we have strengthened our global efforts to accelerate innovations and contribute to sustainable growth and green transition.

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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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The Taiwanese cybersecurity market is growing at an unprecedented rate, outperforming the global average

With a challenging regional geopolitical situation and a rapidly growing world leading technology industry, the Taiwanese market is facing a constant cybersecurity threat from both domestic and foreign actors. As a result, the Taiwanese cybersecurity market is expanding at an explosive pace, growing 11.9 per cent between 2020 and 2021, amounting to almost BUSD 2. The global cybersecurity sector grew by 2.8 per cent during the same period, further highlighting the vast investments made in Taiwan compared to the global average. The Taiwanese market’s rapid growth is largely due to a substantial growth in cybersecurity hardware export sales and robust cybersecurity service demand in Taiwan.

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COVID-19 flash survey: Swedish companies struggle as China battles recent omicron outbreaks

The pandemic has over the past few years posed challenges to international trade and the global economy. While some markets are on the road to recovery, the recent outbreaks in China have triggered strict containment efforts with an impact on both individuals and companies. The developments in Shanghai since late March affect many Swedish businesses, as many of them have offices, production, and logistics infrastructure in the area. This article has been made in conjunction with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China.

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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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