Category: Singapore

New chief sales officer at Pan Asia Paper






Pan Asia Paper Co., Pte Ltd., Singapore has, effective April 1, 2003, appointed Hannes Skisakerhas as the new Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing (Chief Sales Officer), succeeding Jan Clasen, who has been appointed Vice President, Newsprint of Norske Skogindustrier ASA in Norway, effective the same date.      Hannes was formerly the Vice President Area Recovered…

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…

Huge demand for Molnlycke Healthcare face masks in SARS-hit Asia






The SARS epidemic has hit many businesses hard.But some companies increase sales as a result of the scare this virus creates.Among them are manufacturers of face masks. One is Swedish.       “We have sold millions more face masks than usual. Demand has been particularly high in Hongkong, Singapore and Thailand,” says Mr. Ola Thorén, director…

DABS Annual General Meeting






Christian Jacobsen, Clipper Elite Carriers (Asia) Pte. Ltd. was elected new Committee Member of DABS – Danish Busines Association of Singapore – at the recent Annual General Meeting of DABS on the evening of Thursday, 3 April 2003 at The Swiss Club.      With Christian Jacobsen’s election, the full board now consists of President Soren Schouw…

Scandinavian “innebandy” team wins Singapore National Championship






The Singapore National Championship in “innebandy” – called floorball in English – was recently won by the Scandinavian “innebandy” team in Singapore, Nhac Tre No 1. This is the first time ever a Scandinavian team has won the national championships.      “Innebandy” or floorball is a very popular sport in Sweden and is growing in popularity…

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:…

Nordic Investment Bank – a credit resource for Scandinavian SME’s in Asia






Have you got a great idea, product or service and the company to deliver it but lack the funds to make it all happen?      Then maybe you should talk to the Nordic Investment Bank, NIB, a low-key institution for Nordic companies doing business in Asia and elsewhere.      And you don’t need to be big to…

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…