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Pan Asia Paper to form joint venture in China

Norske Skogindustrier ASA’s half-owned joint venture in Singapore, Pan Asia Paper Co. Pte Ltd., announced on September 10 the creation of a 65-35 per cent joint venture with Hebei Longteng Paper Corporation of China to build and operate a newsprint mill in the industrially developed Hebei Province of China, 280 km southwest of Beijing.      The…

EAC acquires the Dumex trademark on a global basis

EAC has signed an agreement with Alpharma ApS which is expected to lead to a legally binding agreement for the acquisition of the full ownership rights of the Dumex trademark in China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam as of the end of 2003.       At present, EAC has…

SEB targeted by Singaporean swindler

Swedish bank SEB is one of several foreign banks, the other are German and Japanese, that extended loans to a Singaporean man who pretended to take the credits on behalf of his then employer Asia Pacific Breweries.      The total amount obtained by the former finance manager at the brewery is close to USD 70 million,…

Swedish pavilion at 3GSM Asia in Singapore

The Swedish Trade Council has initiated a Swedish pavilion at the mobile communications trade fair 3GSM Asia held in Singapore 24 to 26 September.      Teligent, Enea and Netcom consultants have confirmed attendance from Sweden. The target audience for this trade fair is a mix of operators, venture capitalists, application developers and sales organisations in the…

Invest in Denmark’s new Director Asia

Bo Bjerregaard Rasmussen has succeeded Thomas Christensen as Director Asia at Invest in Denmark’s Tokyo office.      A masters graduate in economics with a wealth of experience, Bo Bjerregaard Rasmussen’s career to date includes a management position at the Confederation of Danish Industry’s Japan office, commercial attaché in the Foreign Ministry and section head positions at…

Danes of no return

They moved abroad because of the adventure: How would it be to live and work somewhere else? They are mostly well educated and thought it might strengthen their skills and give them better future job possibilities. Some got higher wages in their new jobs abroad. But first and foremost they all got more spending power…

Book of Condolences opened at Swedish Embassies

For those who wish express their sympathy to Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Mrs Anna Lindh, who died Thursday 11 September, following a brutal stabbing attack in Stockholm the day before, books of condolences will be opened at Swedish embassies next week.      Please contact the Swedish embassy in your country of residence for detailed information about time…

Asean/Oceania export counsellors on tour

Trade consellors and export advisors from the Danish embassies in Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australien, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand will jointly visit five Danish cities from 10 -14 November this year.       The purpose of touring Denmark together is to create a broader focus on Danish opportunities in the Asean and Oceanian region as a…

Smedvig ordered to pay NOK 509 million on Balder dispute

Norway’s longest and most expensive court case ever finally came to an end late August, when Esso Norge AS agreed to accept compensation for a faulty production vessel.      The five-year case revolved around the production vessel Balder, which was built by Singapore’s offshore marine giant Keppel FELS Ltd. for Smedvig under a contract signed in…