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LEAP prepares winning companies for sustainable expansion

In October, Business Sweden together with Swedbank arranged the first of three Leap accelerator sessions for the winning companies of Swedbank’s Rivstart competition 2021. Rivstart is open for all companies that want to make the world a...

Severe business impact from recent power cuts in China

The recent electricity shortage has impacted Swedish companies' operations substantially. Not only have their own sites been affected, but many companies also feel an indirect impact by their business partners not being able to deliver...

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...

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...

Electronically supplied services: VAT registration in Russia

Swedish companies provide an increasing number of electronically supplied services (e-services) in Russia. Therefore, relevant VAT questions become more important. Contact us for a copy of our report about electronically supplied...

Realising the potential of green battery production

Sustainable battery production and storage underpin green transport transformation goals and ultimately the wider global climate agenda. Large scale infrastructure investment in Sweden combined with minerals and energy from Finland and...

Liberia: A recovering nation with abundant potential

Liberia is on a journey from a post-conflict society to an emerging nation with long-term growth ambitions and positive investment in place to build infrastructure and leverage natural resources. Swedish companies can play a pivotal role...

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...

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...

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...

EMEA in focus as mega trends shift global supply chain dynamics

Mega trends are forcing companies around the world to diversify and regionalise global supply chains. Strategies for mitigating risk are varied with nearshoring to markets in the EMEA region emerging as a viable option for Swedish...

Automation boom presents growth opportunities in the United States

The outbreak of COVID-19 is pushing an already high demand for less dependency on human labour in the U.S. manufacturing and warehousing sectors. Innovative Swedish solutions within automation and robotics can ride the momentum.

The world then and now

Will international business ever be the same? What are the likely outcomes of the current crisis? This second part of our series New Business Landscape explores recovery scenarios and how decision-makers can adapt their thinking.

Sweden's battery industry grows: Kedali sets up production at Northvolt gigafactory

China’s Kedali (KDL) enters Sweden’s ecosystem for green battery production – striking a deal with Northvolt’s gigafactory in Skellefteå to supply casings for lithium-ion batteries from an adjoining facility.