Sct. Hans Feast in Bangkok

Elleven families gathered on Monday 23 June at the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok on the invitation of Margretheklubben – Danish Women’s Network – to celebrate a traditional Danish Sct. Hans feast.       The newsletter of Margretheklubben reports, that 21 grown ups and 24 children enjoyed the bonfire toasting bread on a stick over the fire…

Swedish imposter in Manila finally caught

Two Swedish tourists first felt sympathy when approached by a robbed fellow Swede in a Manila hotel last week.      But after handing out some funds they became suspicious and called Sweden’s embassy to check up the man.      The penniless robber victim turned out to be the notorious 39-year Swedish fraudster who has performed a different…

Thailand places SEK 100 Million order with Swedish sawmills

Five sawmills in Jämtland province, central Sweden, have reached an SEK 100 Million agreement to supply hardwood and semi finished wood products to a Thai company.      “The customer is a large Thai company in the process to set up a construction material department store and they focus mainly on builders of apartment and hotel projects,”…

Munters’ Asia sales first half 2003 hit by SARS

The Swedish dehumidification solution supplier Munters saw its Asian operations for the first six months of 2003 negatively affected by SARS and the Iraqi war.      Customers postponed investment decisions and both orders and sales fell by 24 percent during the period.      Order intake in Asia for the period was SEK 180 Million while sales reached…

Asian travel picks up after Sars

Just weeks after WHO declared the Sars epidemic over in early June, travel increased rapidly in the Asia Pacific region. But it will still take time to get back to normal numbers.      In June, travel in the Asia Pacific region was down 36 percent compared to June last year, according to the International Air Transport…

Swedish Embassy’s report on Malaysian automotive sector

Having been the largest automotive market in ASEAN for six consecutive years, Malaysia certainly has ample opportunities for Swedish companies in the automotive sector, especially automotive components.      The Commercial Section of the Embassy of Sweden, Kuala Lumpur has therefore recently produced a report covering the automotive sector in Malaysia. This report can be downloaded in…

New VP for Novo Nordisk Asia Pacific

Mr. Yian Cheng Gan has taken over as Vice President for Novo Nordisk Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. in Singapore. Mr. Yian Cheng Gan succeeded by the end of June Mr. Henrik Ekelund, who has left Singapore to start on 1 September 2003 in his new position as Consultant in Novo Nordisk’s International Human Resources department…