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Nordic Investment Bank – a credit resource for Scandinavian SME’s in Asia

Have you got a great idea, product or service and the company to deliver it but lack the funds to make it all happen?      Then maybe you should talk to the Nordic Investment Bank, NIB, a low-key institution for Nordic companies doing business in Asia and elsewhere.      And you don’t need to be big to…

More Swedish companies get ADB projects – potential to sign contracts for USD 5 Million during 2003

“Several companies from Sweden are short listed for ADB projects,” says Mr.Lars Andreasson, Minister at the Swedish embassy in Manila and responsible for ADB contacts.      “Just recently Hifab won a USD 800 000 consulting contract in Afghanistan. It is reasonable to believe that the outcome of ADB deals to Swedish businesses 2003 will be considerably…

Mission Completed!

When Per Brekke, Managing Director of ABB in Vietnam by March 2003 leaves his position for a job back at ABB in Norway, it will be with a nice sense of “Mission Completed”.      Per Brekke arrived Hanoi in January 2000 with his main assignment to evaluate what to do with ABB’s ailing factory in Vietnam,…

Tropicdane – a Danish veteran in Vietnam

For Carsten Lehn, communication, patience, mutual respect and sustainable forestry are key elements in running his Trapicdane furniture and interior decoration business in Vietnam.      Carsten Lehn, the owner and CEO of the Danish furniture factory Tropicdane with its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest city, doesn’t mind talking about his life’s work, because…

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…

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 Board after AGM in HCMC

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.      The following members were reelected: Sigmund Stromme, Norway; Arild Haugan, Norway; Anders Moller, Denmark; Peter Svarrer, Denmark; Niels Sundvik, Sweden; Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Sweden.      Elected for the first time to the…