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Denmark to provide family kits to flood victims in Indonesia

The Royal Danish Embassy will contribute approximately IDR199 million (DKK150,000) for family kits to the population in Bohorok, Bukit Lawang, Langkat, North Sumatra.      The family kits consist of household utensils and a package of hygiene equipment that are urgently needed by the survivors of the flooding. The Royal Danish Embassy contribution is made available to…

Representatives from Indonesia studies Human Rights in Denmark

Representatives from the Indonesian Supreme Court, Attorney Generals Office, Komnas Ham and the private sector who are members of the delegation has recently traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark on 2nd November for a study tour on Human Rights.      The 16 representatives were led by, Prof. Dr. Bagir Manan, Chief Justice of the Indonesian Supreme Court during…

Networking in the jungle

Telecommunications was one of the hardest hit industries when the Asian crisis began with Thailand’s float of the baht 2 July 1997. Ambitious projects came to a halt and people were laid off all over Asean. Swedish Jörgen Englund was one of them.      Just married 1999 and definitively going for settlement in Thailand he lost…

Lennart Linnér new ambassador to Indonesia

The Swedish government has appointed Director Lennart Linnér as new ambassador in Jakarta, Indonesia.      Prior to this, Lennart Linnér was Assistant Head of the Americas Department. He has also worked at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ European Security Policy Department and what was previously called the Policy Planning Section.      At the Ministry of Defence he…

Exports to major ASEAN countries declined Jan-Sept 2003

Norway’s exports of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand all fell during the first nine months of 2003, according to preliminary figures released mid October by Statistics Norway. Degrees of the decline start from slightly 0.6…

SBA supports Indonesian book gift to Malmö city library

Children’s books in Bahasa Indonesia will be donated to the city library in Malmö on Saturday 11 October.      The books are a gift from the owner of Kompas-Gramedia Group, Jakob Oetama and the group’s public relations director Juslius Pour.      Shipment of the books from Indonesia to Sweden has partly been covered through a SEK 1000…

Jyske Bank (Schweiz) to visit South East Asia again

Jyske Bank will this November go on a tour of South East Asia to visit Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The bank will this year be represented by Mr. Mads Schierup, Mrs. Mette Kraushaar and Mr. Helge Nielsen.       “Both we and our customers find the personal contact important and so it is only natural…

IFS Indonesia has moved to new office

Swedish ERP software provider PT IFS Solutions Indonesia launched the official opening of its new office on August 7 2003.      The half-day event was well-attended by over 100 customers, prospects, business partners and the media.      The acting Swedish Ambassador for Indonesia, H.E. Anders Backman, graced the ceremony, together with IFS’ COO, Mr Jan Moodh.

First half year 2003 fall in Swedish exports to five main Asean markets

Sell harder!      That is the message Swedish exporters active in five major Asean markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – should get after reading the latest market survey from Sweden’s Trade Council.      Sweden fails to up sales in any of the five countries.      The drop in exports ranges from a modest five percent…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen expects 10-20% rise in cargo moved through S’pore

Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, the world’s largest provider of vehicle and ro-ro (roll-on, roll-off cargo) transportation services, expects a 10-20 percent rise in cargo moved through Singapore this year from the 650,000 tonnes handled last year, boosted by growth in vehicle exports from the region.      “We see exports coming out of Thailand and Indonesia as they…