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More Swedish companies get ADB projects – potential to sign contracts for USD 5 Million during 2003

“Several companies from Sweden are short listed for ADB projects,” says Mr.Lars Andreasson, Minister at the Swedish embassy in Manila and responsible for ADB contacts.      “Just recently Hifab won a USD 800 000 consulting contract in Afghanistan. It is reasonable to believe that the outcome of ADB deals to Swedish businesses 2003 will be considerably…

Hifab gets USD 740,000 contract via ADB in Manila

Hifab from Sweden has signed a contract with Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila to the amount of USD 740,000 for Capacity Building of the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan.      The contract was signed on 11 February 2003 after months of intense competition with many international firms.      “The contract shows that Swedish firms are competitive…

Sweden joins Philippine National CFC Phaseout Plan

On the Philippines’ local front of global war against harmful ozone-depleting substances (ODS), Sweden has joined the World Bank in helping the country implement a landmark chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) phaseout plan.      The Philippines is gearing up to fulfil its commitment to gradually phase out CFC use by 2010, as a signatory to the Montreal Protocol on…

Swedish scam in Manila

A Swedish man has for more than two years swindled relatives of Swedish travelers and residents in the Philippines for amounts up to SEK 10 000 per time.      The imposter calls the victim’s family in Sweden. He introduces himself as an Embassy official or travel agent representative and says the relative in the Philippines has…

NeraTel gets NOK 35 million WorldCommunicator contract in Philippines

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, a Nera ASA’s associated company in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a Memorandum of Agreement and a Frame Supply Contract with Isaiah Verse 65 Foundation, Inc in the Philippines for the supply, delivery and implementation of 1,000 Nera WorldCommunicator with Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) capabilities, and the Virtual Private…

Norway in Asia seminar in March 2003

The conference takes place again this year at Beaufort Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on 13th and 14th March 2003, organised jointly by the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore, the Norwegian School of Management, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and other embassies in the region.      The event is subtitled Experiences and Expectations. The three main…

Carlsberg Asia acquires brewery in China

Carlsberg Asia has acquired through its subsidiary Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. the entire share capital of the Chinese brewery Kunming Huashi Brewery Company Ltd. from the Zhejiang K.K. Group.The acquisition is subject to the approval of Chinese authorities. The brewery is situated in Kunming, the biggest city of the Yunnan province in the south…

Arla Food expanding with Lurpak Spreadable butter

The introduction of Lurpak Spreadable butter in South East Asia has significantly expanded Arla Foods markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where the product was introduced five years ago, the growth has been 50 percent over the past three years.      The same trend is also seen in Malaysia and the Philippines, where the…

Volvo to export 4000 cars within Asean in 2005

Volvo last year exported 1000 cars from Thailand to other countries within Asean either in the form of “Asean build up cars” (ABU) or “semi knocked down cars” (SKD). The expected year-end result was revealed during Volvo Thailand’s celebrations last year of the first anniversary of its inter-Asean export programme.      Volvo began as the first…