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Asia in focus for Swedish music exporters






Swedish music export opportunities in Asia was the subject of a seminar held by the Swedish Trade Council in November. Swedish and foreign speakers with experience from Asia in general and China, Japan and Korea in particular met at the seminar, ‘Doing Business with Asia’ in an attempt to change the vague perception of Swedish…

Visitors to Thai Pavilion in Ragunda remain high






The total number of visitors to the Thai pavilion in Ragunda during the summer of 2002 was around 65.000, compared to 60.000 the year before and 70.000 the summer of 2000, reports Ragunda municipality in a recently completed survey. This shows that the unique memorial of HM King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Ragunda 1897 has managed…

Thai order worth US$ 155 Mill to Ericsson






Ericsson will provide equipment and services for a complete GPRS network including the latest GPRS equipment, GPRS Management System, IP Security, GPRS Charging equipment, Network Monitoring Tools and training. AIS will use Ericsson GPRS system to provide nation-wide data service. In addition, Ericsson will expand AIS’s GSM network, including in-building coverage and supplying Ericsson’s Performance…

Thai adoption fraud case closed






investigation regarding a suspected case of abduction in connection with one adoption from Thailand to Sweden in 1976 has been closed. “We must be able to prove that the child in this case was abducted. What we have is not enough for a prosecution case,” says Ms. Solveig Wollstad, prosecutor in Linkoping to the news…

Easier work permits for Chamber members






The Philippines Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) have signed a memorandum of agreement that will facilitate the issuance of special work permits (SWPs) to ECCP members doing business in the Philippines which have ECCP-sponsored visa applications. The ECCP is a service-oriented organization whose main…

Sweden ranks fifth in World Scout Jamboree in Thailand






The 20th World Scout Jamboree in Sattahib, Thailand, set to open on December 28, will have a Swedish participation of 564 scouts. This is the fifth largest number of participants and far more than the participants from any of the other Nordic countries. The Swedish participants will arrive Thailand mid December. HM King Carl XVI…

Swedish-Thai ice hockey player to the top






Likit Andersson may become the first Thai to make it into the premier league of Swedish ice hockey, “Elitserien” in Swedish. Likit, who is negotiating a deal with the classic team Brynas from Gavle, came to Sweden at age six when his mother married a Swedish man. Young Likit soon took a liking to ice…

Swedish supported educational project in Laos moves forward






A programme supported by a grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to improve Laotion school textbooks, provide educational equipment and upgrade the qualifications of teachers and administrators is moving moving into its second phase. Speaking at a November 11-13 workshop to launch the second phase, Education Minister Phimmason Leuangkhamma said the second phase…

Swedish State Visit to Thailand in February






HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and HM Queen Silvia will arrive for a State Visit to Thailand on 25 February 2003. According to the current plans for the visit, Their Majesties King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia will on their day of arrival be accommodated at the Boromabiman Mansion in the compound of…

Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have little money to fight drugs






Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam are expected to face serious setbacks in their battle against drug crimes due to financial constraints brought on by weakened economies, Swedish expert warns. Mr. Yngve Danling, a Swedish Bangkok-based official with the regional office of the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), which oversees East Asia and the Pacific,…