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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…

ABB Thailand’s head office well settled in Bangkok

Power and automation technologies company ABB Thailand has since December last year relocated its head office from Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Samut Prakarn to SG Tower on Rajdamri Road Bangkok. The company is now well settled in the new location.      The divisions and departments which have been moved to the new SG Tower are Corporate…

Four new board members elected at TNCC’s AGM in Bangkok

Members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on April 8 elected four new members of the chamber’s board of governors at this year’s annual general meeting held at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit hotel in Bangkok.      The new members were: Erik Knive (Norconsult Telematics), Jorgen Udvang (Too Small), Kristian Bo (TelecomAsia) and Ellen Hertzberg (Hertzberg Consulting).…

Norwegian population growing

Thai immigrants, among others from Asia and Middle East, play big part in growing population of Norway which increased by 27,900 people last year.      Norway’s total population now stands at 4,552,000, according to fresh numbers released recently by the state Central Bureau of Statistics.      The nearly 30,000 ‘new Norwegians’ represent growth of only about 0.6%.…

Vietnamese the second largest group naturalized in Norway

Previous Vietnamese citizens make the second largest group that has been granted Norwegian citizenship since 1977, according to the latest figures released by Statistics Norway.      Since 1977 – which is the first year that Norway has statistics on naturalizations – and until 2002, a total of 13,009 Vietnamese have been given Norwegian citizenships. The largest…

Scandinavian Church celebrated 10 years in Bangkok

Sunday 23 March, the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a special sermon for the more than 80 participants who joined the event followed by a dinner on the terrace of the Church.      Jubilee Greetings were conveyed by the Swedish Ambassador Jan Nordlander, Mrs. Ingrid Farner on behalf of the Norwegian…

Official advice about South East Asia and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Alarm reports are carried in Scandinavian and Asian media about a new type of pneumonia that reputedly broke out in China and have spread worldwide. To get unbiased official information about this disease, we recommend our readers to visit the The World Health Organisation, WHO, website. WHO’s latest statement on 15 March read like this:…

Norway supports Luang Prabang for higher quality teaching

Save the Child Norway has donated over 123,281,000 kip for improving the learning and teaching facilities, as part of the aid group’s support for the attempt of Luang Prabang province to improve the quality of its teachers.      The donation was made for improving the learning and teaching facilities for population study, reproductive study and sexual…

Norwegian trade with Thailand grew in January 2003

Norway’s import from Thailand increased slightly by 4.2% to 89.6 million NOK in January 2003 while export from the Scandinavian country to Thailand during the same month grew significantly by 61.3% to NOK 50.7 million. Unlike with Thailand, Norway’s trade with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in January 2003 decreased considerably from January last year. Imports…