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Asia fastest growing cruising market in the world

Scandinavians are used to relax on short cruises and being spoiled on huge state-of-the-art ferries that cross the Baltic and North seas.      And when Star Cruises introduced a similar concept in South East Asia ten years ago, they started by purchasing a couple of Swedish ferries and hired Swedish officers.      It went just fine.      Today…

From zero to third largest cruise company in nine years

Star Cruises was incorporated in September 1993 to tap Asia-Pacific’s potential as an international cruise destination. Nine years later it had grown to became the world’s third largest cruise company and won 25 international industry awards.      Today Asian holiday makers see cruising as an exciting and value-for-money vacation. At the same time Star Cruises started…

Sweden holds referendum on Euro introduction

The Swedish government has decided arrange referendum 14 September 2003 on the introduction of the euro. All Swedish citizens who, according to the Elections Act, fulfill the requirements to vote in Swedish Riksdag (parliamentary) elections will be entitled to vote in the referendum. Persons entitled to vote in the Swedish local elections will also be…

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…

Autoliv opens new plant in Malaysia

Sweden’s Autoliv Inc, a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has opened a new, larger plant in Malaysia following a 25 percent sales increase 2002.      The new facility will improve operational efficiency by relocating two Autoliv joint ventures, Autoliv-Hirotako Safety which manufactures seat belts and Autoliv-Hirotako SRS which manufactures airbags, into the new building.      Autoliv’s…

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…

EU will reconsider listing of boric as toxic chemicals

A Malaysian timber mission that visited Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Belgium late May has convinced the European Union (EU) to reconsider its proposed listing of boric/borax acid as toxic chemicals, reports Malaysian media.      The move to list such chemicals could lead to branding boric acid-treated rubberwood products as harmful to health.      The objective was…

Malaysia first Asian deal for Strix

Articulate Television (ATV), one of Malaysia’s premier production houses, has recently optioned three Strix formats. This is the first format sale in Asia for the Swedish production company Strix.      ATV has acquired the exclusive rights for The Farm, Fame Factory and Trading Places for the territory of Malaysia. The company, which was created back in…