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Electronic Components from Asia Cheaper and Better






Former electronics manufacturer in Denmark now serves Danish and Swedish companies with components from Singapore, the Philippines and other places in South East Asia.“They are cheaper and better,” says Mr. J๘rgen Sylvest Jensen, who wants to change the misconception in Scandinavia that suppliers in South East Asia are only good for large series and that sourcing…

Danish Gem mining partners speaks out






Breaking a long silence over the government of Laos’ conviction of Gem Mining Lao PDR company officers in late 2000, Bjarne Jeppesen and Julie Bruns have called for an end to corruption, greed and oppression existing in that country. “We have been quiet for far too long,” stated Jeppesen. “We were advised not to speak…

Norwegian students at the Thai-Scandinavian Chambers






The Thai-Scandinavian Chamber’s office in Bangkok has entered an agreement to be reinforced with two Norwegian post-graduate students, Aud Kamilla Sivertsen and Terje Gilleshammer, who will work at the Chamber for one full year. Both are originally from Nordfjord in the western part of Norway, but while Terje has studied Export Marketing at the University…

Carlsberg partner acquires Lao Brewery






Carlsberg in May made a major investment in Lao Brewery. The acquisition of shares in the brewery was made by two separate companies: Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd, a subsidiary of Carlsberg Asia, and TCC International (HK), a subsidiary of Thailand-based TCC, which is the holding company of Carlsberg partner, whisky tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. Thanit…

Norwegian Ethical NGO on the War Path






Mr. Leif Iversen of the Norwegian organisation Ethical Trading Initiative in August visited the office of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The purpose of Mr.Iversen’s visit was to introduce the organisation’s project for promoting labour standards and other issues grouped under the umbrella term “Ethical”. The Ethical Trading Initiative –…

Denmark, Sweden support Mekong Plan






At the first meeting of the Lao National Basin Development Plan Sub-committee, held on July 17 in Vientiane, Mr Boriboun Manolom, Director of General of the LNMC Secretariat said that among others Denmark and Sweden support the basin development plan by US$ 6.16 million. There are nine projects in the BDP to develop the Mekong…

Norske Skog signs global labour deal






The agreement will ensure any employee within the group anywhere in the world basic rights as defined by the international workers union ICEM. It will among other ensure the right to establish unions, the right to collective negotiations with the management, obligations for the management to inform the workers as well as maintant certain standards…

Danish Coach Inge Thorsen Apologises






Singapore-based Danish dressage trainer Inge Merete Thorsen has according to the website www.Equestrian.com.my in June formally apologized to Masood and Maliha Faizullah Khan. It brings to a close a three-year legal battle. A permanent resident of Singapore who was at that time employed by the Singapore Polo Club, Ms Thorsen conceded that she had taken…

Norske hagemøbler truer regnskogen






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Watch out for the parcels!






Close to one year on the September 11 it is hardly any secret that commercial flights are still not that safe. Several journalists have proved that it remains possible to smuggle dangerous articles on board without is neither metal detectors nor security personnel notices anything. However, this is probably not where the real danger lies.…