Avatar

Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Norwegian trade with Thailand grew in January 2003

Norway’s import from Thailand increased slightly by 4.2% to 89.6 million NOK in January 2003 while export from the Scandinavian country to Thailand during the same month grew significantly by 61.3% to NOK 50.7 million. Unlike with Thailand, Norway’s trade with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in January 2003 decreased considerably from January last year. Imports…

Five new DTCC board members elected

Close to fifty members of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce elected a new board with five new members at the Annual General Meeting of the Chamber held on 6 March 2003 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.       The new board members are Henrik Friis, Disa; Kristian Strand, Nokia; Santhapat Periera, Tilleke & Gibbins, Peter Romhild, Berli Jucker…

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 them…

Prince Joachim opens Hempel plant in Malaysia

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark on Tuesday 18 February opened a new manufacturing plant in Johore, Malaysia, of The Hempel Group, a Denmark-based leading global independent producer of protective coatings for marine and industrial applications.      “We are honoured to have His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim of Denmark officiate our opening ceremony,” Mr Ditlev Engel,…

Danish businessman co-launched IPR network in Thailand

The fight against some Thai companies’ blatant disrespect for foreign companies’ intellectual property rights changed gear on 27 February 2003 when Danish businessman Tom Sorensen and EU ambassador Klauspeter Schmallenbach launched a joint public/private body to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand.       Previously, private companies have mainly been on their…

Nordcham introduces new website

The new website of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam as an integrated part of the new ScandAsia.com concept was officially launched on Friday 14 February at a reception and buffet dinner at Le Restaurant D’Arthur on Han Thuyen Street in Hanoi.       More than 60 people participated in the event, including the Ambassadors…

Sweden’s Navy Chief visited Singapore

The Inspector-General of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson, paid in early February a 4-day introductory visit to Singapore.      During his visit, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson called on Education Minister and Second Defence Minister Rear-Admiral Teo Chee Hean. A statementm issued by the Defence Ministry said that Rear-Admiral Ericsson’s visit underscored the good defence relations…