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A new chapter for Cote d’Ivoire: Swedish alliance accelerates West Africa’s largest clean water project

With backing from Sweden’s first class export credit system, progress is well underway to bring safe and clean drinking water to three million people in more than a thousand rural villages across Cote d’Ivoire. Here’s a look behind the...

"Swedish companies have a head start"

On 17 January, Dagens Industri hosted the Di Världen conference in collaboration with Business Sweden. Our CEO, Jan Larsson, gave a speech in the Winter Garden at the Grand Hôtel on the theme: From global to regional - Swedish industry's...

Resilient Coastal Western Africa: Turning Challenges to Opportunities

West Africa is demographically and economically one of the world’s fastest growing regions. Swedish companies that prepare well for expansion have a lot to gain in this region that offers sustainable growth and partnership opportunities...

China is reopening – what happens now?

Almost three years after closing its door on the global community to keep Covid-19 at bay, China has now taken steps towards living with the virus and is opening up again. Keeping up with these developments as well as understanding which...

Capturing the growth of the taiwanese gaming market

The Taiwanese gaming market is home to more than 14.5 million gamers characterised by high purchasing power and willingness to spend on games. The market opens up great opportunities for Swedish companies, and companies that are...

Covid-19 flash survey: Covid controls in China continue to impact Swedish companies

Over the past year, much of the world’s attention has shifted from the pandemic to other more pressing geopolitical or domestic concerns. But in China, upholding the zero-covid policy remain a key priority.

APAC home interior design trends a match for Swedish companies

Around the world, the pandemic blurred the lines between home and work with the function of the home being redefined. In the Asia Pacific region, despite people spending more time in their homes, the home furnishing market experienced a...

The APAC digital imperative: a wave of growth companies

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region is diverse with a complex tapestry of cultural and business landscapes that are seeing digital development evolve at different speeds and in varying trajectories. For Swedish companies, navigating this...

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.

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,...