EU to increase its business in Asia

The Asia Europe Business Forum (AEBF) organized this year in Denmark by the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) in connection with the ASEM meeting in Copenhagen in September looked at ways to increase the level of bilateral trade to match that of the Asia-US trade volume. The AEBF gathered 250 business leaders from 25 Asian…

IKEA Singapore popular lunch restaurant

IKEA in Singapore is more crowded than ever, especially around lunchtime on weekdays, despite not being located downtown. The popular restaurant is so packed at noon that IKEA has posted walkie-talkie equipped queue handlers to speed up the process of getting people to the tables. “It works just fine, a few minutes and you are…

Norwegians got Offshore Friday in Singapore

“It was a wonderful trip. The weather was good except from one shower at the beginning,” says Silvia Talseth from the Embassy in Singapore.155 guests joined the annual boat trip arranged by The Norwegian Embassy together with The Norwegian Business Association Singapore.The guests were welcomed by H. E. Norwegian Ambassador to Singapore Mr. Nygaard. The…

Jorgen lb Hedes 70 Years

When Jorgen lb Hedes arrived Thailand in 1990, Sun Paratech was only a plan about to be realized. The factory floor had been cast, but the design of the buildings not yet finalized. The production machines were or¬dered, but the staff to operate them not yet employed.The product was decided. Sun Paratech should produce wooden…

Foreign donors back Vietnam’s forestry vision

Sweden, Finland, and Denmark were .among the international donors and non-government organisations which early july 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…

Intenture and Telelogic software seminar

Around 60 Thai software professionals attended the first seminar in Thailand organized by the two Swedish companies Intenture and Telelogic on how to achieve software quality assurance certification, following the world wide standard process CMM. The acronym CMM stands for Capability Maturity Model. “One important factor for the Indian software industry’s strong and sustained position…

Skanska and Gammon merged in Asia

This March Gammon, Asia’s leading construction services group, merged with Skanska’s Asian operations and changed its name to Gammon Skanska Limited. The new construction giant is 50 percent owned by Skanska AB and 50 percent owned by Jardine Matheson. Skanska AB is the third largest construction provider in the world with an annual turnover of…