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Satirat Dam-ampai

Sweden Opens Market to Cebuano Exporters

          Envoys from Sweden visited Cebu this year to encourage exporters to sell more products to their country as the gateway of the Philippines’ goods to the EU market and if any product could enter the market, it could also reach the other EU-member countries.         Christina Af Klint who is project manager for imports of…

UNDP Funds Extension of Poverty Reduction Project in Vietnam

A signing ceremony on the extension of VIE 02/001 project for the period 2005-2010 was held in Hanoi on 17 October, the International Day for Poverty Reduction and Hunger Eradication.         This extension project is worth US$5 million and funded by Finland and the United Kingdom. The project will further support the implementation of the programs…

Finland Keen to Assemble Armoured Vehicles in Malaysia

Finland is interested to assemble armoured vehicles in Malaysia, said Mari Kiviniemi, the Foreign Trade and Development Minister.         For the primary stage, they want to export this technology into Malaysia and at the same time they will look for potential partners to manufacture or assemble the vehicles in Malaysia.         The discussion on this matter would…

Telenor taking over DTAC and UCOM

On October 20, 2005 press conference, Norway’s telecom giant Telenor ASA (TELN), which has a telecom business in 12 countries around the world, have bought additional 39.9 percent stake in United Communication Industry Plc (UCOM) from the Bencharongkul family that founded and was major shareholder of UCOM recently.         The big-lot purchase was over 173 million…