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Arla Food expanding with Lurpak Spreadable butter

The introduction of Lurpak Spreadable butter in South East Asia has significantly expanded Arla Foods markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where the product was introduced five years ago, the growth has been 50 percent over the past three years.      The same trend is also seen in Malaysia and the Philippines, where the…

New Board after AGM in HCMC

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.      The following members were reelected: Sigmund Stromme, Norway; Arild Haugan, Norway; Anders Moller, Denmark; Peter Svarrer, Denmark; Niels Sundvik, Sweden; Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Sweden.      Elected for the first time to the…

Liver and lung diseases a threat to SEAsia

Unless urgent measures are taken to address health safety issues caused by parasitic infections in Southeast Asia, liver and lung diseases may rise significantly, health experts warned during a Danish funded WHO/FAO seminar in Hanoi by the end of November. Over 70 international advisers and government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam gathered at…

Henning’s chicken farm in Thailand

“Had anyone told me that three years ago I would just have brushed it aside as a crazy idea,” says Henning about his current occupation. But here he is. And the farm, aptly named Ghor Gai Co Ltd after the first letter in the Thai alphabet – Ghor Gai means chicken – is a healthy…

Denmark funds wind power plant in the Philippines

Denmark will fund the establishment of a commercial wind power plant in the Philippines, with the ambition of becoming Asia’s largest user of wind to generate electricity. According to the Ministry of Energy of the Philippines, Danida – the Danish development cooperation agency – will give 25 mill. US$ to the construction of a 25-megawatt…

Danish shipping company in Vietnam

The Danish shipping company Fabricius has established a joint venture in Vietnam with Saigon Shipping as its local partner. Fabricius Saigon Shipping Ltd. Ship Management is registered as a local company with permission to sail in domestic waters on a regular schedule along the coast of Vietnam. The company has set up an office in…