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Asean ‘now more vital for Nordic firms’

The Straits Times has reported an article suggesting fasting growing regions like Asean have recently become even more significant for leading Nordic firms. The newspaper featured opinions by a prominent Swedish banker and industrialist who led a business delegation from Sweden to Singapore earlier this month. Marcus Wallenberg told The Straits Times that the increased focus on…

Konecranes wins deal to deliver EUR 100 million order to Indonesia

Finnish crane manufacturing company Konecranes earlier this month has signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator Pelindo III. The order comprises 10 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, 20 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) and 5 Straddle Carriers (SC). Delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016. The value of the order is not…

Volvo Car gets approval to be produced in China

Volvo Cars, the Swedish carmaker owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, has won the approval of China’s main industry planner to begin making vehicles in the country, three people familiar with the matter said. The National Development and Reform Commission recently authorized Volvo’s production plan, the people said, asking not to be named because…

Alpine Salesforce Celebrated Grand Opening

Danish telemarketing company Alpine Saleforce Ltd.  celebrated on Saturday 9 March the Grand Opening of its new office building on Petchkasem Road Soi 28 in the centre of the popular Thai resort town Hua Hin in Prachuabkhirikan Province in Thailand some 250 km south of the capital Bangkok. The company has currently 35 Danes working in…

Galanga Living launches new brand

Ginger is an Asian-Scandinavian lifestyle brand which is now launched by Galanga Living in Singapore. The first product series in the Ginger brand is a collection of melamine table ware and kitchen utensils in the world of colours, patterns, texture and functionality which will characterize all Ginger products. The melamine collection is practical and fun for…

SAS and Thai expand code-share agreement to include Thai nonstop flights Scandinavia – Bangkok

Effective April 8, Scandinavian Airlines and Star Alliance partner Thai Airways will expand their present code-share agreement to also cover the direct routes Stockholm – Bangkok, Oslo – Bangkok and Copenhagen – Bangkok. The code-share arrangement follows the announcement that SAS will put the route to Bangkok on hold as of 1 April – but plan…

Carl Bildt comments on Thai Swedish Agreement

Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden, signed on March 4, 2013 an agreement – the “joint plan of action” – with Thailand during the visit to Sweden of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul together with other high level government figures and a large business delegation. In this video issued by…

Danish robots a success in Malaysia

Universal Robots, a Danish developer of industrial robots, has experienced great success in Malaysia for providing its robotic technology. The company is hoping to establish its presence in the Malaysian market, due to the increasing demand of industrial robots in the country. According to The Star, there is an increasing demand for robot technology on…

Swedish wave expected to hit Philippines’ BPO sector

Swedish companies, which previously had little interest in the Philippines, are expected to turn their attention to the country’s growing business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, according to Business Sweden, Malaysia office. “The Philippines is a bit of a special case among ASEAN countries since most of the other countries are industry-oriented but the Philippines is…