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Exceptional Danish Fiber Optic at Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel

Singapore ‘s historic Fullerton Building, built in 1928, was last year completely renovated. The city’s landmark hotel in the building, The Fullerton, is one of the most prestigious hotels in Singapore and recognized as one of the finest in the world.       A unique element of the Fullerton restoration project included three new fiber optic…

Martin Singapore acquires new products

Martin Professional Singapore has as of April 1, 2003 become the exclusive distributor of Eurotruss and Eurolift (formerly Mobil Tech) as well as Blast Technology products in Asia.       Martin Professional Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Martin Group with headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. The new product,Eurotruss, is a wide range of…

I hate to lose!

When Soren Storm first arrived in Singapore it was on a two year contract as Regional Managing Director for the Danish Martin Group at the height of the Asian economic crisis. “I had no idea what it would take to kick-start our Singaporean company, which was in rather poor shape at the time. But I…

SARS outbreak causes no big trade losses for Sweden in Asean so far

     * Tourism is the big loser.      * Imports are basically unhurt.      * Exports suffer slightly but not totally.      That is in a nutshell what impact the SARS virus epidemic has had on Swedish business in the Asean countries, according to a survey done by ScandAsia. ScandAsia made its SARS impact survey this April. We sent…

SARS impact: key factor is time it takes

The Nordic diplomatic representations and the Nordic business associations in South East Asia were almost unanimous in their evaluation of the impact of SARS on the economic relations between their respective home countries and their current country of residence.      In a quick survey conducted by ScandAsia at the height of the crisis in April all…

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…