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Grow your global sales in the U.S

The US is a key market for many Swedish companies and the US is Sweden’s largest export market outside of Europe. Tobias Glitterstam, Regional Manager Americas, talks about the latest trends, such as The Biden effect, Buy American, the Green transition and the opportunities that comes with these trends.

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Japan Business Climate Survey

In the Business Climate Survey Japan 2020, the market outlook was quite poor due to the concerns regarding the impact of Covid-19. However, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the large majority – 75 per cent – of Swedish firms in Japan remained profitable.

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The EU’s green recovery project a boom of opportunities for Swedish companies

Digital and sustainable solutions are core priorities in the NextGenerationEU programme. We explore how Swedish companies can make an impact in key markets across Europe.

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Business Sweden continuously monitors markets globally, and analyses the effects on Swedish companies’ internationalisation. Our reports provide a broad view of Swedish exports and foreign investments.
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Grow your global sales in the U.S

The US is a key market for many Swedish companies and the US is Sweden’s largest export market outside of Europe. Tobias Glitterstam, Regional Manager Americas, talks about the latest trends, such as The Biden effect, Buy American, the Green transition and the opportunities that comes with these trends.

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.

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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.

Japan Business Climate Survey

In the Business Climate Survey Japan 2020, the market outlook was quite poor due to the concerns regarding the impact of Covid-19. However, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the large majority – 75 per cent – of Swedish firms in Japan remained profitable.

US Business Climate Survey 2021

The US is a key market for many Swedish companies and the US is Sweden’s largest export market outside of Europe. Sweden as a country, as well as Swedish products and services have an excellent reputation for sustainability, innovation and quality among American businesses and consumers. With the US investing in green, sustainable and innovative solutions, Swedish companies can leverage their status as industry leaders.

South Africa Business Climate Survey 2021

South Africa has focused its efforts on growing its economy to becoming a globally competitive and more attractive investment destination through rapid industrialisation and diversity. Despite having weak economic growth in the last few years averaging just below 1 per cent in the 5 years before 2020, the country remains one of the continent’s top investment destinations.

The EU’s green recovery project a boom of opportunities for Swedish companies

Digital and sustainable solutions are core priorities in the NextGenerationEU programme. We explore how Swedish companies can make an impact in key markets across Europe.

US green agenda push a potential boom for Swedish energy solutions

The Biden administration’s proposed historic investment in core infrastructure and green initiatives has overwhelming support from industry, the public, and policy makers from both sides of the political spectrum. The USD 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill has a substantial allocation for projects aimed at accelerating the green transition, but the task ahead is vast, with US stakeholders looking to international counterparts for proven solutions, innovation, and expertise. Swedish companies can make their mark in the US through strategic partnerships aligned to the green agenda.

Why the US Entity list is a ‘hidden’ risk for exporters to China

Many Swedish companies encounter large supply chain, compliance, and business risks, as they might not be aware of which Chinese companies are subjected to the US Entity List, the scope of relevant sanctions and what the consequences are in case of violation.

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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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