Singapore launch pad for ´swedenmade´ branding campaign






Sweden will raise its profile in Singapore over the next few years.      There will be image promotional events, exhibitions, seminars and other activities.      All under the new brand name “swedenmade” and jointly supported by the Swedish Business Association in Singapore (SBAS), Embassy of Sweden and SWEA.      First out is ´swedenmade Design´ which features the highly…

Swedish Board of Trade: Asia number one intellectual property pirate






Intellectual piracy is rampant in Asia and this hurts Swedish trade, claims Sweden’s Board of Trade in a newly released report.      During several years have many countries outside the European Community improved their intellectual property legislation.      In many such countries, even in those with flourishing piracy activities, there is now a good understanding at official…

Vietnam is better than you think






“Swedish corporations established in Vietnam are extremely pleased with their presence and doing very well,” says Mr. Niels Sundvik, Sweden’s dynamic Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.       “For some of them, Vietnam is their best emerging market in Asia,” he elaborates.      “For many it is the fastest growing market. And for all of…

Vietnamese the second largest group naturalized in Norway






Previous Vietnamese citizens make the second largest group that has been granted Norwegian citizenship since 1977, according to the latest figures released by Statistics Norway.      Since 1977 – which is the first year that Norway has statistics on naturalizations – and until 2002, a total of 13,009 Vietnamese have been given Norwegian citizenships. The largest…

Norwegian population growing






Thai immigrants, among others from Asia and Middle East, play big part in growing population of Norway which increased by 27,900 people last year.      Norway’s total population now stands at 4,552,000, according to fresh numbers released recently by the state Central Bureau of Statistics.      The nearly 30,000 ‘new Norwegians’ represent growth of only about 0.6%.…

New IFU projects in Thailand






IFU (The Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries) has currently a number of new potential Danish-Thai joint ventures in the pipeline of which at least some are expected in the coming years to become a reality.       One project, which is currently maturing, is a Danish manufacturer of small wood pellets interested in producing these pellets…

Kristian Strand New DTCC Board Member 2003






Kristian Strand, Account Director with Nokia (Thailand) Ltd, is new member of the Board of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce. Here he gives a presentation of himself.What are the main products and services of your company? “Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading…