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New Ambassador in Singapore






Sweden’s new Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Teppo Tauriainen took up his position by the end of 2002.      “Since this is my first posting as ambassador it is a great professional challenge,” Mr. Teppo Tauriainen says.      “In light of my particular interest in trade policy I especially welcome the present high level of activity when it…

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…

Norwegians got Offshore Friday in Singapore






“It was a wonderful trip. The weather was good except from one shower at the beginning,” says Silvia Talseth from the Embassy in Singapore.155 guests joined the annual boat trip arranged by The Norwegian Embassy together with The Norwegian Business Association Singapore.The guests were welcomed by H. E. Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore Mr. Nygaard. The…

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…

Sweden’s first virtual primary school opens






Sweden is a leading IT-nation and a longtime user of computers and software in public as well as private education. And now comes the first virtual school for Swedish children, anywhere in the world, accessible 24 hours a day every day. All communication is done over the Internet. It is called PippisHemskola and offers the…