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Swedish Healthcare training Chinese medical staff

Swedish Healthcare has started training Chinese medical staff With the Beijing-based Intech Rehabilitation Hospital as their partner. A recent course focuses on the management of startup nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics for the Chinese market. One course was attended by 24 medical professionals across China. The recent course in China covered key topics including how…

Digi: Internet for All

Digi Telecommunications – the Malaysian-Norwegian mobile operator – is pushing ahead its plans to provide “Internet for All”. A new promotion package is offering DG Postpaid bundled with a free Sony Xperia E mobile phone at RM50 per month. On top of this, customers can buy the Mobile Internet Add-on service for RM28 per month…

Norway commends Malaysia’s strategic focus to achieve high income nation status

Malaysia’s Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) have been commended by Norway. Norway’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Espen Barth Eide, said it was very important for Malaysia to have such a strategic focus, to achieve the goal of a developed and high-income nation by 2020. Describing Malaysia as an easy place to…

Nokia Siemens Networks enters Myanmar

Finland’s Nokia and Germany’s Siemens Communications have jointly entered Myanmar telecommunication market after the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration issued a temporary registration to Nokia Siemens Networks Myanmar Ltd on July 9. The Nokia Siemens Network Company plans to open its office in Yangon. Special emphasis will be placed on telecommunication equipment. The company…

Filipino Blims Fine Furniture seeks partnership with Ikea

Blims Fine Furniture, a maker of stylish furniture in the Philippines, is seeking partnership with leading Swedish retailer Ikea following reports that the company plans to expand operations in the Philippines. “We already wrote them. We are certainly interested to have them on board either in a partnership or via franchising,” Blims president and chief…

Telenor moves management team in Thailand to head Myanmar business

Telenor Group has named the management team that will lead its new Myanmar business, including appointing Petter Furberg as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Myanmar, effective from when the company receives formal approval from the relevant Myanmar authorities. Furberg will be responsible for the rapid roll-out of a modern telecommunications network and related services…

Maersk signs $54 million contract with Malaysian Petronas

Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has signed a jack-up rig contract worth about $54 million with a unit of Malaysia’s Petronas. Maersk Drilling, a unit of the Maersk group, said on Friday that Petronas Carigali, the exploration and production subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil company, had exercised a right to extend the contract…