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Volvo Malaysia Forecasts Sales for 2007

Volvo Malaysia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sweden-based AB Volvo Group, sees strong demand for trucks and prime movers in a market and expects this year sales of 350 units, worth more than RM 100 million.“The demand for trucks in Malaysia remains strong in a very competitive market,” said Goran Nyberg, Managing Director, as quoted on…

SBAS Annual General Meeting 2007

Swedish Business Association of Singapore (SBAS) Annual General Meeting 2007 was held on March 21 at The Tanglin Club with unchanged top positions.SBAS President Jan Djerf was re-appointed to take the helm of the association for 2007 – 2008, accompanying Ann Emilson who also takes another term as a Vice President. In addition, Marie Norrbrink…

Carrot-and-Stick for Deep South Situation, Suggested Danish Diplomat

Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller on Wednesday, March 14 recommended Thai government to use carrot-and-stick measures to deal with the insurgency in the deep south of Thailand, according to the Nation newspaper.Thai Foreign Minister Nitya Pibulsonggram was also inquired by his Danish counterpart on the ongoing violence by Muslim separatists in the…

Swedes Prefer Thailand and Singapore Airlines

Thailand again on March 5 was honored as “World’s Best Tourist Country” in the prestigious annual Grand Travel Award by Travel News, the Swedish Travel publication, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand as quoted on Andaman News website.The 2007 award is the fifth consecutive year that Thailand has been selected as the most favorite…

Indonesian Armed Forces Leader Visits Finland

Air Chief Marshal Djoko Suyanto, the commander of Indonesia’s National Armed Forces (TNI), arrived on Tuesday, March 13 for his a three-day visit to Finland.According to NewsRoom Finland, Marshal Suyanto is to meet Seppo Kääriäinen, the Defence Minister, and visit Lapland Air Command and Lapland Air Defence Regiment, both based in Rovaniemi.The visit is hosted…

Norway Reveals Property Investment Fund in SEA

The Norwegian Finance Ministry has issued a tender for a company to draft a report on tax issues relating to real estate investment and infrastructure in 32 markets outside Norway including Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.The report, which is required by mid-June, is intended to assist the NOK1.82trn (€224.4bn) Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global to…

Ambassador Talks up Commercial Outlook

Peter Lysholt Hansen, the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, reveals expectations to the bilateral trade between Denmark and Vietnam for the year 2007.The Great Expectation for 2007In recent years, the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi has serviced increasing numbers of Danish companies looking for business opportunities, exploring market developments as well as the improving investment climate…

Vietnam Appreciates Swedish Help and Hopes for Further Ties

Nguyen Van Yeu, the National Assembly’s Deputy Chairman of Vietnam, on February 5 marked his appreciation towards Sweden’s cooperation in nation development of Vietnam during an official visit of the Swedish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.“I highly appreciated Sweden’s efforts in helping Vietnam’s nation-building and development efforts as well as for its support during Vietnam’s fight…