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Norway’s half-year trade with major ASEAN countries slipped

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia slipped in the first half of 2003, as compared to the same period last year.      From January to June 2003, the exports to Singapore saw a significant…

Thai management students bound for Sweden

How to say and do ‘skål’ the proper way, and appreciate and understand Scandinavian food, was the theme of a recent dinner at the Admiral’s Restaurant, Bangkok, for a group of Thai students currently engaged in an international management programme at the Mahidol Scandinavian Management Centre.      The dinner was one of the final pieces in…

Sweden holds referendum on Euro introduction

The Swedish government has decided arrange referendum 14 September 2003 on the introduction of the euro. All Swedish citizens who, according to the Elections Act, fulfill the requirements to vote in Swedish Riksdag (parliamentary) elections will be entitled to vote in the referendum. Persons entitled to vote in the Swedish local elections will also be…

Denmark provides second technical assistance fund

Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific, will administer a new DKK20 million (US$3.2 million) cooperation fund financed by the government of Denmark.      The second Danish cooperation fund for technical assistance will provide grants for ADB activities such as project preparation, training and advisory…

Anders Widen signs dream team deal for Thailand and Philippines

The well-known Swedish entrepreneur Anders Widen, a long time resident of Thailand until he moved to London in the late 1990´s, is back in Thai business again.      This time as holder of the exclusive image rights of Spanish soccer champions Real Madrid and all its stars.      You have got these rights in Thailand, the Philippines,…