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The Netherlands Business Climate Survey 2022

In 2021 the Business Climate Survey was launched for the first time in the Netherlands. Most of the respondents, 76 per cent, then found the Dutch business climate good or very good. This year, as many as 84 per cent believe so.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

The Netherlands Business Climate Survey 2022

In 2021 the Business Climate Survey was launched for the first time in the Netherlands. Most of the respondents, 76 per cent, then found the Dutch business climate good or very good. This year, as many as 84 per cent believe so.

Connect for a healthy future

Digitalisation has changed the way healthcare is planned, accessed, and delivered. Data and digital technologies are transforming healthcare networks, but the potential is only just being revealed and opportunities for growth are vast. Understanding the factors driving Sweden’s connected health sector boom is the first step to leveraging opportunities for international investment and collaboration.

China Business Climate Survey 2022

In line with the overall market situation, many Swedish companies in China experienced a profitable 2021, and they saw stronger growth than the previous year. But they also faced a number of challenges. A key issue for companies was the trade impact from the pandemic as well as the barriers caused by the pandemic management in China.

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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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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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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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