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Vietnam’s cultural exchange with Sweden and Denmark boosted

Vietnam’s Culture and Information Minister Pham Quang Nghi has strengthened cooperation and cultural exchange with Sweden and Denmark during his 10-day working visit to Europe in May.      In Stockholm, Minister Nghi and his entourage met with Swedish Culture Minister Marita Ulvskog and representatives from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). They discussed a cooperation programme…

Danish Manager of Seamen’s Centre in Malaysia

Mr. Karsten Holst Thomsen has since July 1, 2003 assumed the responsibilities as manager of the International Seamen’s Centre, Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia. A reception was held by the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore at the centre on July 4 to mark his appointment.      In ‘Kirke-hilsen’ – the newsletter of the Danish Seamen’s…

New Danish Kindergarten opened in Singapore

Preparations took one year, but finally the daily Danish Kingergarten “Mariehønen” could open its doors to the first children earlier this year.       Mariehoenen is primarily meant for children 2-5 years who either speak Danish, or whose parents want them to do so. They would for instance be children of Danish expats, or children from mixed…

Denmark provides second technical assistance fund

Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific, will administer a new DKK20 million (US$3.2 million) cooperation fund financed by the government of Denmark.      The second Danish cooperation fund for technical assistance will provide grants for ADB activities such as project preparation, training and advisory…

Ferrosan expects high growth rates in Asia Pacific

Managing Director Mr. Jan G. Vistisen, Ferrosan Asia Pacific, on Tuesday 10th June 2003 briefed Members of DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore – about the activities of Ferrosan in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. The briefing doubled as DABS’ traditonal Summer Send-Off event and took place at Tanglin Club.       Ferrosan’s acquisition…

Ferrosan Asia Pacific established via acquisition of Singaporean distribution partner

Denmark’s international consumer healthcare and medical devices company, Ferrosan A/S, in April 2003 acquired its Singapore-based distribution partner Bionax Holdings Pte. Ltd., which has for many years handled the marketing and sales of Ferrosan’s OTC healthcare products across the Asia Pacific region.      The acquisition is an important step of Ferrosan’s strategy in getting closer to…

Thailand’s Chang Beverages may sue Danish partner Carlsberg

Chang Beverages Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Beer Thai (1991) Co., on June 23 threatened to sue Danish firm Carlsberg Breweries A/S for dropping Chang Beverages’ representatives from Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., a joint venture of both companies.      Chang Beverages currently holds 50% in the joint venture, with the remainder held by Carlsberg Breweries.…