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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,...

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...