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Malaysia Health Care 2003






In order to keep Danish companies informed about the development in the health care sector in Malaysia, the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has had an interview with the purchasing manager at Gleneagles Hospital in order to get up-to-date information on the prospects for Danish companies. To download and read more in the report Malaysia…

Viking Cup moved to September due to SARS






Viking Cup, the annual encounter of all Viking football teams from Asia, has been postponed this year to 25-28 September 2003 due to the uncertainties surrounding the SARS virus.       The defending champion, Singapore Vikings, are organizing this year’s competition which traditionally is held in the Easter weekend. This year due to the outbreak of…

Bek-Nielsen joins Malaysian effort to clear palm oil misconception






Danish senior executive of United Plantations Bhd., Tan Sri B. Bek-Nielsen, recently joined Malaysia’s latest effort to clear up negative perception among northern Europeans about palm oil industry, saying it is wrong to say that local plantation companies destroyed rainforests in planting oil palm.      “Most of the 3.5 million ha of oil palm hectarage in…

National Semiconductor Malaysia buys IFS package






National Semiconductor Corporation has implemented IFS Applications at its site in Melaka, Malaysia. National’s Melaka facility, the fourth National site to deploy business software, implemented IFS asset-management, materials management and purchasing applications. National has additional IFS deployments planned for its sites in the U.S., China and Singapore.       The Swedish software company IFS develops and…

Dumex Malaysia Best Employer 2003






EAC Nutrition’s unit in Malaysia, Dumex (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., was awarded the 2003 Best Employer in Malaysia at an award event in Kuala Lumpur on May 5.      The first-prize is shared with The Ritz-Carlton in Kuala Lumpur.      The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, delivered the opening keynote address…

SARS outbreak causes no big trade losses for Sweden in Asean so far






     * Tourism is the big loser.      * Imports are basically unhurt.      * Exports suffer slightly but not totally.      That is in a nutshell what impact the SARS virus epidemic has had on Swedish business in the Asean countries, according to a survey done by ScandAsia. ScandAsia made its SARS impact survey this April. We sent…

Last Robinson filmed in Malaysia






The 2003 episodes in the Swedish reality TV series Robinson are currently being filmed on location at Tengah in Malaysia. Swedish Television, SVT, has aired Robinson every year since 1997 and it is one of the biggest success stories ever in the state owned station’s history. A number of contestants try to live for a…

SARS impact: key factor is time it takes






The Nordic diplomatic representations and the Nordic business associations in South East Asia were almost unanimous in their evaluation of the impact of SARS on the economic relations between their respective home countries and their current country of residence.      In a quick survey conducted by ScandAsia at the height of the crisis in April all…

Norway’s trade with major ASEAN countries shrank in Q1/2003






Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the first quarter 2003 shrank as compared to the same quarter yesteryear. Imports from Thailand however grew by 8.6 per cent.       In the first quarter…