Sweden’s unique focus on innovation, sustainability, co-creation and equality has created a highly dynamic economy. This makes the country a formidable platform for companies to expand their business upon and to use as a brand that meets the demands of an increasingly purpose-driven world.
Business Sweden continuously monitors markets globally, and analyses the effects on Swedish companies’ internationalisation. Our reports provide a broad view of Swedish exports and foreign investments.
As I am writing this, I have spent a month in Greenwich, Connecticut, about 50 minutes from Business Sweden's New York Office; my new workplace. Previously I successfully set up and grew my own e-commerce company, babyshop.com, which I co-founded 15 years ago. Suffice it to say; I am an avid online shopper.
Despite the pandemic and the world facing new challenges of the impact of war, the outlook for the Indian economy remains positive. India’s growth remains the highest among all major economies and it continues to be in a strong position to withstand global challenges.
I first came to India in 2006–2008 and then again in 2010–2013, advising Swedish companies of business opportunities and scope for investment and as country manager for a Swedish company producing textiles in India. Now I’m finally back, and so much have happened.
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.
The US pharmaceutical industry is responding to the rapid changes required to meet the demands of global and local trends. Historically the sector has been slower to implement automation and digitalisation, but intensified domestic policies driving protectionism as well as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic are proving to be the catalyst for swift adoption of new approaches and plenty of opportunities for growth.
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.
The Americas has always been an important market for Swedish companies and continues to provide opportunities for expansion and growth. But evolving supply chains and trade agreements means having a localised production, sales or R&D site is becoming a crucial strategic approach to long-term market engagement and success.
When we look at digital trends, we can’t just look West, we must also look East. And we can’t understand the B2B sector without understanding the wider digital landscape in China. China is an advanced digital nation but their approach, both practically and legally is quite different in several ways.
Get up to speed on Brexit and how it affects Swedish companies. Our experts, Carl Winberg and Johan Ottosson, share their best hands-on tips on how you can prepare your business for the changes coming our way.
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s recent re-election suggests that his drive to sustain and grow the country’s economy by focusing on infrastructure developments, economic reforms and improving the business climate has support among the electorates. Credit rating agency S&P, citing Jokowi’s re-election, upgraded Indonesia’s rating last week. The case for why Indonesia is too important to ignore has never been easier to make.
During the fall 2018, the worlds’ third largest fashion retailer, Japanese Uniqlo, opened their Nordic flagship store in the centre of Stockholm. How come they chose to come to Sweden? What is it that Uniqlo found in their research that convinced them to make this move?