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New management for Carlsberg Asia Ltd.

Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Carlsberg Breweries A/S and the Chang Beverages Pte Limited, will as of 1 October, 2002 gradually change its top management team. The transition will be completed when the present CEO Michael C. Iuul reaches retirement age in January 2003. Ooi Boon Aun presently Vice chairman of…

Company built on chop-sticks

Danish designer in Chiang Mai sells his in many countries – and in shops in Bangkok Not many business people have anything nice to say about the crisis in 97. Or about their competitors. The exception is Hans B. Christensen, owner of “Rice” in Chiang Mai and co-owner of the three “Cocoon” shops in Bangkok.…

One EU-Malaysia Chamber considered

Mr. Lasse Reimann, Denmark’s ambassador to Malaysia, made headlines when he shortly after the Danish take-over of the EU presidency told the press that a proposal to form a Joint EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry was being considered. Mr. Reiman spoke as head of the European Union Group of Ambassadors’ which he headed during…

Danish Dry-Bag moving into the Thai retail market

Tanapol Vanich Co., Ltd. – the exclusive distributor of the Danish product Dry-Bag – is moving into the retail market. So far, the company has mainly focused on Thai exporters and the Thai shipping sector, where Dry-Bag is used to keep the export products dry all the way to the customer overseas. Dry-Bag is composed…

EU disappointed with Anwar’s appeal verdict

The European Union today expressed its disappointment with the Federal Court decision to uphold the conviction of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim on charges of corruption. “The EU recalls its deep concern about the fairness of the trial that concluded on April 1999 and expresses its disappointment that the verdict has been upheld on…

Danish Thai tourists coming back

Last year, the number of Danish tourist traveling to Thailand dropped 1.49%. By the end of 2001, only 78.728 had come to visit the land of smiles. This year, however, the Danes are coming back in even higher numbers than before. From January till May, the immigration recorded 42,262 arrivals from Denmark – an increase…

Christiani & Nielsen – a Danish legend lives on in Thailand

The significant chapter in the history of one of the most prominent Danish construction and engineering companies, Christiani & Nielsen, is about to be written. The decision to formally close down its last remaining office in Denmark has finally been taken and will soon be executed. Founded in 1904 by Civil Engineer Rudolf Christiani and…

Danish Thai Chamber of Commerce: 10 Years Anniversary

Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce was conceived by Ambassador Mogens Isaksen, Royal Danish Embassy; Peter Miller, Maersk Bangkok Branch, and Poul Weber, Berli Jucker Public Co., Ltd.. The idea was first launched at a meeting, chaired by Poul Weber, at the Royal Danish Embassy on May 14, 1991. About 30 Danish businessmen attended the meeting. The…