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…

Christiani & Nielsen – a Danish legend lives on in Thailand






The significant chapter in the history of one of the most prominent Danish construction and engineering companies, Christiani & Nielsen, is about to be written. The decision to formally close down its last remaining office in Denmark has finally been taken and will soon be executed. Founded in 1904 by Civil Engineer Rudolf Christiani and…

Danish Thai tourists coming back






Last year, the number of Danish tourist traveling to Thailand dropped 1.49%. By the end of 2001, only 78.728 had come to visit the land of smiles. This year, however, the Danes are coming back in even higher numbers than before. From January till May, the immigration recorded 42,262 arrivals from Denmark – an increase…

New management for Carlsberg Asia Ltd.






Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Carlsberg Breweries A/S and the Chang Beverages Pte Limited, will as of 1 October, 2002 gradually change its top management team. The transition will be completed when the present CEO Michael C. Iuul reaches retirement age in January 2003. Ooi Boon Aun presently Vice chairman of…

Sweden’s first virtual primary school opens






Sweden is a leading IT-nation and a longtime user of computers and software in public as well as private education. And now comes the first virtual school for Swedish children, anywhere in the world, accessible 24 hours a day every day. All communication is done over the Internet. It is called PippisHemskola and offers the…