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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...

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...

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...

The Golden Child – business opportunities introducing sustainable children’s wear and learning concepts in Asia

Countries in Asia have historically had a strong focus on family values, primarily on children and families. However, the birth rate across several Asian countries is declining, and the share of population aged 0-14 is becoming ever...

Sweden's Sustainable Lifestyle Ecosystem

Choosing a sustainable lifestyle, including the food you eat, clothes and furniture you buy, comes as second nature to many Swedes. The Sustainable Lifestyle ecosystem is all about amplifying the impact and international growth of...

Swedish Beauty x Asia - the new formula for Millennials and the Gen Z

Despite a huge shrink as a result of the pandemic, Asia-Pacific (hereafter “APAC”) has gained the largest market share with over 40 percent of the global cosmetics industry, driven by robust growth in skincare. For Swedish brands Japan,...

China’s green transition towards carbon neutrality

Many Swedish companies have global ambitions for carbon neutrality, but one of the main challenges faced in achieving this is their manufacturing footprint in China. Today, the primary energy source is coal but with China’s carbon...

Living a healthier life — Opportunities in the APAC nutrition & health market

A number of factors, including the pandemic and aging population, are influencing consumers in APAC region to shift to a healthier lifestyle. The nutrition & health market is witnessing several trends of consumption preferences. For...

How Sweden unlocked Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest solar project

One million solar panels are due to be installed at seven new solar parks in Angola – hitting a major milestone in the country’s transition to clean, renewable energy. Sweden’s EPC Alliance set the stage for progress with a packaged...

The big rethink: inside the quest for circular manufacturing

Global manufacturers have set ambitious sustainability targets. But can they live up to their climate pledges without adopting a circular economy mindset? Here’s an inside look at the journey toward zero waste, zero emissions with Stena...

Nigeria: A Fashion Hot Spot

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, offers exciting opportunities within luxury and premium products due to rising household incomes, fast urbanization, and a growing middle- and upper-class consumers. Nigerian consumers react...

Health on the rise – Opportunities in China within healthy food, beverages, and supplements

The focus on health and an active lifestyle is on the rise in China, providing opportunities for food, beverage and supplement companies. However, the market is complex and fast-moving, with an ever-changing landscape of consumer...

The China Talent Challenge – How challenging is it to attract talents to join your company?

We at Business Sweden work continuously to support Swedish companies to grow their international business. While China represents a huge growth opportunity in most segments today, one of the keys to capturing economic growth is to build...

Sweden's Digital Technologies Ecosystem

Sweden is a launch pad for going digital as gamechanging technologies revolutionise more and more industries. By tapping into Sweden’s world class technology skills, innovation clusters and vibrant startup scene, international companies...

Sweden's Smart Transport Ecosystem

The global automotive industry is on the cusp of a revolution. Swedish car and truck manufacturers, technology startups and researchers are at the forefront of co-creating smart transport solutions that will pave the way for carbon-free...