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Nordic Capital takes over Maersk Medical

The Swedish investment company Nordic Capital has taken over Maersk Medical, which among others production facilities in Singapore and Malaysia.      Maersk Medical is one of Denmark’s leading med-tech companies. Maersk Medical develops, produces and markets sterile single-use medical devices to the health care sector. The product portfolio includes disposable medical devices such as catheters, surgical…

Carlsberg Asia acquires brewery in China

Carlsberg Asia has acquired through its subsidiary Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. the entire share capital of the Chinese brewery Kunming Huashi Brewery Company Ltd. from the Zhejiang K.K. Group.The acquisition is subject to the approval of Chinese authorities. The brewery is situated in Kunming, the biggest city of the Yunnan province in the south…

Norway in Asia seminar in March 2003

The conference takes place again this year at Beaufort Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on 13th and 14th March 2003, organised jointly by the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore, the Norwegian School of Management, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and other embassies in the region.      The event is subtitled Experiences and Expectations. The three main…

Arla Food expanding with Lurpak Spreadable butter

The introduction of Lurpak Spreadable butter in South East Asia has significantly expanded Arla Foods markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where the product was introduced five years ago, the growth has been 50 percent over the past three years.      The same trend is also seen in Malaysia and the Philippines, where the…

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…

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…

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…