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ASEM-IV: Strengthening Thai-Danish business relations

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen agreed at a bilateral meeting during the ASEM-IV in Copenhagen in September to encourage a further expansion of the commercial relations between Denmark and Thailand, according to Denmark’s Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Ulrik Helweg-Larsen, who participated in the meeting. “The meeting was the…

Danish captain Hans Marqvard Jensen in Thai service honoured

One hundred years ago – on October 14, 1902 – a young Danish soldier in the service of HM King Chulalongkorn prevented the whole Northern part of Thailand to fall into the hands of the British by quelling an uprising by the Shan population acting in covert cooperation with the British forces in Burma. Celebrating…

New ECCO Shop opened in Bangkok

ECCO on Saturday 21 September opened its second shop in Thailand in Central City Bangna. The opening was performed by Deputy Prime Minister Korn Dabaransi after a short introduction by Kitti Chaiwattanatorn, Managing Director of ECCO (Thailand), who explained the background of the Danish shoe brand, which has become a top shoe brand worldwide and…

EAC boosts business in the Philippines

EAC Industrial Ingredients has been appointed agent in the Philippines for distribution of refrigerant gases for Honeywell, the U.S. group. Honeywell is active in many commercial sectors and is the world’s leading manufacturer of refrigerant gases, under the “Genetron” brand name. Refrigerants are used, for example, in air-conditioning systems and refrigerators. The agency represents a…

EU to increase its business in Asia

The Asia Europe Business Forum (AEBF) organized this year in Denmark by the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) in connection with the ASEM meeting in Copenhagen in September looked at ways to increase the level of bilateral trade to match that of the Asia-US trade volume. The AEBF gathered 250 business leaders from 25 Asian…

Danish Gem mining partners speaks out

Breaking a long silence over the government of Laos’ conviction of Gem Mining Lao PDR company officers in late 2000, Bjarne Jeppesen and Julie Bruns have called for an end to corruption, greed and oppression existing in that country. “We have been quiet for far too long,” stated Jeppesen. “We were advised not to speak…

Carlsberg partner acquires Lao Brewery

Carlsberg in May made a major investment in Lao Brewery. The acquisition of shares in the brewery was made by two separate companies: Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd, a subsidiary of Carlsberg Asia, and TCC International (HK), a subsidiary of Thailand-based TCC, which is the holding company of Carlsberg partner, whisky tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. Thanit…

Danish Coach Inge Thorsen Apologises

Singapore-based Danish dressage trainer Inge Merete Thorsen has according to the website www.Equestrian.com.my in June formally apologized to Masood and Maliha Faizullah Khan. It brings to a close a three-year legal battle. A permanent resident of Singapore who was at that time employed by the Singapore Polo Club, Ms Thorsen conceded that she had taken…

Watch out for the parcels!

Close to one year on the September 11 it is hardly any secret that commercial flights are still not that safe. Several journalists have proved that it remains possible to smuggle dangerous articles on board without is neither metal detectors nor security personnel notices anything. However, this is probably not where the real danger lies.…