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China Business Climate Survey

Swedish companies perceive an improved business climate compared to last year and saw an impact of COVID-19 less negative than expected with forecasted revenue and profit increases in 2021 compared with last year, but challenges on the market remain.

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Paving the way for sustainable business

Business Sweden’s sustainability programme took major a leap forward in 2020 despite the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from implementing a new code of conduct, we established an internal sustainability network and launched a new climate initiative together with Team Sweden.

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Singapore Business Climate Survey 2021

Bound by mutual goals of sustainability through innovation and an open approach to collaboration, Singapore and Sweden's have strong business ties that are mutually beneficial to both countries. A robust approach to the pandemic has seen Singapore's economy and international trade remain steady and in some areas grow and this report reveals the experiences and expectations of Swedish companies based in Singapore.

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Preparing for a reshaped world

A long road to recovery lies ahead despite promising news of effective vaccines. In this episode, Business Sweden’s VP APAC David Hallgren explains the strategic tools and tactics that business leaders need to adopt to tackle uncertainty in export markets.

Africa free trade agreement signals a new era for growth

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings together 54 nations, 1.4 billion people and six of the fastest growing economies in the world under one trade agreement. In this episode, Andreas Giallourakis, Market Area Director Africa and Trade Commissioner for Business Sweden in Nairobi discusses the scope of the agreement and what it means for Swedish companies in healthcare, consumer and retail, manufacturing, industry, and infrastructure.

Radical change ahead in the automotive industry

Developments in the automotive industry are moving at an unprecedented pace. The impact of this cannot be underestimated with the industry providing jobs to 13.8 million people in Europe, representing 6.1% of total EU employment.

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Parans Solar lights up the US West Coast

When Parans Solar Lighting’s US distributor was acquired, the focus of their distribution company changed. Parans wanted to seize on the opportunity to continue accelerating their growth in the North American market by finding a new partner that aligned with their values and goals. A strategic approach was needed to identify potential options and navigate the vast geographical span and varying market conditions that make up the US.

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Pricer begins new era in APAC with swift expansion

Local presence and market knowledge were crucial for the fast deployment of Pricer’s customer platform in new markets in APAC.

China Business Climate Survey

Swedish companies perceive an improved business climate compared to last year and saw an impact of COVID-19 less negative than expected with forecasted revenue and profit increases in 2021 compared with last year, but challenges on the market remain.

Paving the way for sustainable business

Business Sweden’s sustainability programme took major a leap forward in 2020 despite the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from implementing a new code of conduct, we established an internal sustainability network and launched a new climate initiative together with Team Sweden.

Singapore Business Climate Survey 2021

Bound by mutual goals of sustainability through innovation and an open approach to collaboration, Singapore and Sweden's have strong business ties that are mutually beneficial to both countries. A robust approach to the pandemic has seen Singapore's economy and international trade remain steady and in some areas grow and this report reveals the experiences and expectations of Swedish companies based in Singapore.

APAC healthcare sector opportunities grow as economies recover

Bouncing back from relatively shallow economic slumps in 2020, countries across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to be among the first to rebound to 2019 levels. As more focus is placed on comprehensive care and expanding online medical services than ever before, the healthcare sector presents multiple opportunities for Swedish SMEs to form local partnerships and succeed in this highly regulated sector.

Solar energy collaboration boosts Mexico’s sustainability development

Business Sweden Mexico and the Mexican Solar Energy Association have formalised a collaboration that is founded on a joint goal of sustainable growth. Under a recently signed MoU, there will be an acceleration of investment and partnership opportunities for Swedish companies with sustainable solutions in the solar energy sector.

Time to adapt to a new reality

Keeping pace with accelerating transformations and trends is vital to winning in the new business landscape. But how do you adapt your strategy to changing times? Here’s a look at essential steps for decision-makers as markets begin to recover.

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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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