Latest Scandinavian Singapore News

Tschudi & Eitzen appoints new manager for Singapore

Norwegian shipping group Tschudi & Eitzen has recently appointed Jorgen Lofqvist as senior chartering manager of Tschudi & Eitzen Bulkers (Singapore) Pte Ltd.      Mr. Lofqvist is currently a chartering manager of Tschudi & Eitzen Bulkers in Copenhagen, responsible for the Pacific region. He will take up his new position in Singapore at the end of…

Exports to major ASEAN countries declined Jan-Sept 2003

Norway’s exports of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand all fell during the first nine months of 2003, according to preliminary figures released mid October by Statistics Norway. Degrees of the decline start from slightly 0.6…

Jyske Bank (Schweiz) to visit South East Asia again

Jyske Bank will this November go on a tour of South East Asia to visit Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The bank will this year be represented by Mr. Mads Schierup, Mrs. Mette Kraushaar and Mr. Helge Nielsen.       “Both we and our customers find the personal contact important and so it is only natural…

Asian values consultant IWNC Group opens new office in Stockholm

Strong economic growth and lower costs in Asia is proving very attractive. But to cope with the very different business cultures and laws there is a challenge for Scandinavian leaders in Asia.      That was the reasoning behind Asian management consultant company I Will not Complain, IWNC Group’s decision to set up a Scandinavian office in…

Maersk, I.M. Skaugen establish new gas carrier pool

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and Norwegian marine transportation group I.M. Skaugen ASA on September 29 announced an establishment of a new gas carrier pool to commercially manage 5-12,000 cbm semi-refrigerated gas carriers.      The new pool, Maersk Norgas Gas Carriers (MNGC), has already commenced its operations since October 1, 2003, servicing customers…

Swedenmade exhibition in Singapore opens 19 November

The Sars outbreak forced organisers of the Swedish design exhibition “swedenmade design 4stories” originally scheduled to open in May 2003, to delay the show to this fall.      Now it is confirmed that the exhibition takes place at the Singapore Art Museum between 19 November 2003 and 29 February 2004.      Members of SBAS, the Swedish business…

First half year 2003 fall in Swedish exports to five main Asean markets

Sell harder!      That is the message Swedish exporters active in five major Asean markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – should get after reading the latest market survey from Sweden’s Trade Council.      Sweden fails to up sales in any of the five countries.      The drop in exports ranges from a modest five percent…

SEB investment seminars

The Nordic banking group Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) is organizing a range of investment seminars in South East Asia during October. Under the title “The Global Economic Outlook and Your Investments”, key staff of SE Banken will share their views on the global economy, the current macro economic outlook and advise on private investment strategies.…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen expects 10-20% rise in cargo moved through S’pore

Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, the world’s largest provider of vehicle and ro-ro (roll-on, roll-off cargo) transportation services, expects a 10-20 percent rise in cargo moved through Singapore this year from the 650,000 tonnes handled last year, boosted by growth in vehicle exports from the region.      “We see exports coming out of Thailand and Indonesia as they…