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Jakob Holm

Norway To Help Put Vietnam’s Businesses Into System

Under the agreement, Vietnam will receive technical assistance through the Vietnam Business Registration Reform-Implementation Planning and Mobilisation plan.Backed by a budget of US$626,000, the plan will be executed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in co-operation with the Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment…

DiGi Looking For Alternate Routes

Malaysian DiGi, which is 61 per cent controlled by Norway’s Telenor, is prepared to spend as much as RM 500 million if it is successful in getting a WiMAX wireless internet licence, Business Times reports.WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access technology) is similar to a long-range version of the popular Wi-Fi technology that lets computers…

Nokia Lands High Speed Deal In Singapore

The value of the agreement is 30 million U.S. dollars, according to a statement issued by Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia.With Nokia’s support, M1 is expected to offer its mobile customers a network with download speeds of up to 3.6 megabits per second (Mbps) and the latest multimedia services in the last quarter of this…

Growing ISS Enters The Philippines

ISS is continuing its growth in Asia with its latest take over of the cleaning company Gayren Maintenance Service in the Philippines.Gayen has 1.500 employees, this makes it one of ISS smaller acquirements, but the seemingly small deal is thought as a part of something bigger.“We believe that Asia on the whole is going to…

Thai Rival Ready To Pounce Upon Carlsberg

As reported earlier on ScandAsia the Danish brewery company Carlsberg is already fighting an uphill battle in Malaysia, where strong competitors are stealing valuable market shares. And it doesn’t looking as the fighting is going to get any easier as Thai Brewer “Cahroen Sirivadhanabhakdi”, owner of Thai Beverage, is planning to expand his sales areas.…

H&M Back In The Search Light

Clothes producer H&M are again picking up headlines in Danish newspapers. It happens after the union newsletter 3F visited another one of the company’s factories in Cambodia and found that workers are paid starvation wages and work under poor conditions, where fire hazards are among the daily dangers. Last week H&M’s Goldflame factory in Cambodia…

Norwegian Theatre Artist Performs in Singapore

Geddy Aniksdal normally uses his skills at the Grenland Friteater in Norway. His show in Singapore features the poems of Norwegian poet Georg Johannesen set to song. They are performed by Geddy with piano accompaniment by Anette Rode.The performance is part of Crossroads 2006 International Women’s Contemporary Theatre Festival in Singapore.“No doctor for the dead”…

Success For Vietnamese Music In Denmark

As the world-famous Roskilde Festival took place in Denmark this past weekend, several of Vietnam’s top performers were present under the Vietnamese name “Vong Nguyet” or in English “Wishing upon the Moon”. The list or artists included Tung Duong, Thanh Lam and Quoc Trung. “Wishing upon the Moon” was a huge success at the Roskilde…