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A warm welcome to our new Chamber Member!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to give a warm welcome to new member company Heartpace.

Heartpace Heartpace is a modern continuous Performance Management tool, based in Stockholm. The software provides modules for organizing & having employee-manager talks, conducting evaluations, keeping track of goals & objectives, and so much more. With Heartpace, HR managers are able to structure the different employee processes in a comprehensive and simple way, all in one cloud-based platform. The tool can be easily integrated with existing HR(M)-systems. The software is very user-friendly and flexible, and is able to adapt to the companies’ needs with the biggest ease. Heartpace also offers a module for elaborate salary-analyses, so that more companies can bridge the unequal pay gap. https://heartpace.com/nl/
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Welcome new members!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased go give a warm welcome to our new members Heartpace and Learnster.

  We are looking forward to welcoming you to our the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Network and to inspiring collaborations for the future.    
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A warm welcome to our new Chamber Member!

The Swedish Chamber of Commerec is very pleased to give a warm welcome to new member company Learnster.

  Learnster is a Stockholm-based e-learning platform for companies. With Learnster, companies can build, organize and distribute courses to your employees, clients and third parties. The extremely user-friendly interface provides for a modern and easy-to-use experience, for both user and administrator. Show videos, timelines and documents, or conduct a quiz to test the learner’s knowledge. Learnster has a responsive design, meaning it can be used and opened on all different electronic devices. Learnster encourages companies to provide a more continuous learning experience, since this is proven to be one of the best ways to retain your employees.  
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Ercisson Studio Kista added to the Program in Stockholm

Welcome to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for a Business Update AI to Stockholm on August 28-29, 2019.

We are very proud to add a visit to the Ericsson Studio in Kista where you will experience the latest technical innovations, like 5G and AI, which will impact your business.

  Sign up today for our Business Update AI to Stockholm! You will receive an update on the developments of Sweden’s future competitiveness in the interconnected, autonomous and digital global marketplace, gain insight into the most important players in the market for the upcoming years and excellent opportunities for networking. For more information and registration: https://swedishchamber.nl/events/august-28-29-2019-business-update-stockholm/    
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Sweden’s economy unexpectedly shrinks in second quarter
Net exports were weaker than expected, and there was a greater drop in investments than most experts had forecast. GDP fell by 0.1 percent during the second quarter compared with 2018, according to the figures from Statistics Sweden released on Tuesday. Meanwhile, annual growth was just 1.4 percent, compared to the Riksbank's prediction of 1.8 percent growth. The kronor lost around five ore against both the dollar and the euro, the impact of which could be seen in high numbers of Swedish residents choosing to stay at home during the summer holiday season rather than travel overseas. And market interest rates are falling, with interest on a ten-year Swedish government bond at a record low of -0.1 percent. "The hope that we would see decent growth this year was based on the second quarter being good," said Olle Holmgren, an economist at bank SEB. The Riksbank had projected growth of 0.1 percent against the first quarter and 1.8 per cent year-on-year. Nordea's economists had a forecast of 0.2 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively, while SEB's forecasts were 0.4 percent and 2.1 percent respectively. "It looks quite weak going forward. This is a worrying sign for the Swedish economy. It confirms that growth is slowing down," said Holmgren, adding: "It's happening a bit faster and a bit more steeply than we had expected."
Source: The Local Sweden 31-07-2019
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Global Innovation Index 2019: The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Switzerland is the world’s most-innovative country followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (U.K.), according to the 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII), which also identifies regional leaders India, South Africa, Chile, Israel and Singapore, with China, Viet Nam and Rwanda topping their income groups.

  Now in its 12th edition, the GII is a global benchmark that helps policy makers better understand how to stimulate and measure innovative activity, a main driver of economic and social development. The GII 2019 ranks 129 economies based on 80 indicators, from traditional measurements like research and development investments and international patent and trademark applications to newer indicators including mobile-phone app creation and high-tech exports.   The GII 2019 also looks at the economic context: Despite signs of slowing economic growth, innovation continues to blossom, particularly in Asia, but pressures are looming from trade disruptions and protectionism. Sound government planning for innovation is critical for success, the report shows.   “The GII shows us that countries that prioritize innovation in their policies have seen significant increases in their rankings,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. “The rise in the GII by economic powerhouses like China and India have transformed the geography of innovation and this reflects deliberate policy action to promote innovation,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.   Source and for more information:   https://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2019/article_0008.html
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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud to introduce Mr. Tord Magnuson as new member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Recommendation
Mr. Tord Magnuson is a Swedish business executive and the Consul General for Mauritius. He is married to Princess Christina of Sweden, the youngest of the sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf. During his career he has been working at Stockholms Enskilda Bank, at Sandvik Steel Inc. in New York City, at Kayel AB, among others as well as having been CEO of Devisa AB. He is representative of Air Mauritius in Sweden and Commander 1st Class of the Royal Order of Vasa. Mr. Tord Magnuson and Princess Christina have three sons with families.  Mr. Magnuson has a very broad and extended business network both in Sweden and abroad and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands are very much looking forward to the co-operation and honored to welcome Mr. Tord Magnuson to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Recommendation.
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