One EU-Malaysia Chamber considered






Mr. Lasse Reimann, Denmark’s ambassador to Malaysia, made headlines when he shortly after the Danish take-over of the EU presidency told the press that a proposal to form a Joint EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry was being considered. Mr. Reiman spoke as head of the European Union Group of Ambassadors’ which he headed during…

Foreign donors back forestry vision






(VNS)- International donors and non-government organisations yesterday backed Viet Nam’s forestry development strategy and promised financial and technical assistance to help it become reality. Nineteen international organisations will pour funds into nine key areas of the Forest Sector Support Programme (FSSP), although they have yet to put a figure on the actual sum. The donors…

Company built on chop-sticks






Danish designer in Chiang Mai sells his in many countries – and in shops in Bangkok Not many business people have anything nice to say about the crisis in 97. Or about their competitors. The exception is Hans B. Christensen, owner of “Rice” in Chiang Mai and co-owner of the three “Cocoon” shops in Bangkok.…

Watch out for the parcels!






Close to one year on the September 11 it is hardly any secret that commercial flights are still not that safe. Several journalists have proved that it remains possible to smuggle dangerous articles on board without is neither metal detectors nor security personnel notices anything. However, this is probably not where the real danger lies.…

Danish Coach Inge Thorsen Apologises






Singapore-based Danish dressage trainer Inge Merete Thorsen has according to the website www.Equestrian.com.my in June formally apologized to Masood and Maliha Faizullah Khan. It brings to a close a three-year legal battle. A permanent resident of Singapore who was at that time employed by the Singapore Polo Club, Ms Thorsen conceded that she had taken…

Denmark, Sweden support Mekong Plan






At the first meeting of the Lao National Basin Development Plan Sub-committee, held on July 17 in Vientiane, Mr Boriboun Manolom, Director of General of the LNMC Secretariat said that among others Denmark and Sweden support the basin development plan by US$ 6.16 million. There are nine projects in the BDP to develop the Mekong…

Carlsberg partner acquires Lao Brewery






Carlsberg in May made a major investment in Lao Brewery. The acquisition of shares in the brewery was made by two separate companies: Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd, a subsidiary of Carlsberg Asia, and TCC International (HK), a subsidiary of Thailand-based TCC, which is the holding company of Carlsberg partner, whisky tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. Thanit…

Danish Gem mining partners speaks out






Breaking a long silence over the government of Laos’ conviction of Gem Mining Lao PDR company officers in late 2000, Bjarne Jeppesen and Julie Bruns have called for an end to corruption, greed and oppression existing in that country. “We have been quiet for far too long,” stated Jeppesen. “We were advised not to speak…

Danish Thai Chamber of Commerce: 10 Years Anniversary






Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce was conceived by Ambassador Mogens Isaksen, Royal Danish Embassy; Peter Miller, Maersk Bangkok Branch, and Poul Weber, Berli Jucker Public Co., Ltd.. The idea was first launched at a meeting, chaired by Poul Weber, at the Royal Danish Embassy on May 14, 1991. About 30 Danish businessmen attended the meeting. The…