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Nokia Wins Deal To Expand AIS Thailand GSM Network

Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), one of Thailand’s leading mobile phone service operators, has signed a deal with Finland’s Nokia to expand the AIS GSM network in the Northern, Central  and Southern regions of Thailand. The USD19 million expansion will improve network coverage and capacity.Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will provide services including project management, telecom implementation and…

Finnish Minister Of Defence In Malaysia And Singapore

Finnish Defence Minister Seppo Kääriäinen recently hosted two seminars, one in Kuala Lumpur and the other in Singapore, on the subject of cooperation between the Finnish and Malaysian and Singaporean defence industries.Discussions during the visit concentrated among other things on the current security and defence political issues in the European Union, on Asian regional security issues and on the Finnish…

EU To Tax Chinese, Vietnamese Leather Shoes

The European Commission has adopted proposals by the European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on leather shoes from China and Vietnam.The anti-dumping tax was adopted after a preliminary investigation identified clear evidence of disguised subsidies and unfair state intervention in the leather footwear sectors in China and Vietnam.At the press conference, where the decision…

Big Audience For Expert Tax, Legal Advice

Judging by the number of participants, taxation and legal issues when living abroad are obviously something that many members of the Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand find interesting and important. In cooperation with SEB and PWC, the Nordic Chambers had invited their members to an evening of networking and information and close to 80…

Scandinavia Votes Against EU Shoe Tax

The 25 European Union member states have voted on imposing duties on cheap leather shoes from China and Vietnam, but only three nations – Belgium, Slovakia and Malta voted in favour.Three times as many, namely nine countries voted against, including Sweden and the other Nordic countries as well as Ireland and Slovenia.Eleven countries avoided voting including…

Nokia Expands DTAC Network in Thailand

Nokia expands network coverage for Thailand’s second largest mobile operator Total access Communication PLC (DTAC), as part of an existing exclusive frame agreement. Under the agreement, Nokia delivers a significant number of base stations and services, which include project management, implementation and operation support services. It will also provide Smart radio Concept technology for the…

SAS Closes Singapore Connection; Finnair Seeks To Expand

SAS has decided to terminate all its commercial traffic to and from Singapore due to the substantial – yet unspecified – deficit that this route produces. Thus the Scandinavian airline will no longer be offering the added connection to Singapore via Bangkok from Copenhagen. The decision was announced over the weekend, and at the same…

Finland Steps Up For Malaysian Defence Contracts

Finnish ambassador to Malaysia, Lauri Korpinen, last week announced that his government was eager to step up dealings with Malaysia. Right now the Finns are aiming for defence contracts and to help promote Finnish companies, Defence Minister Dr Seppo Kaariainen is scheduled to arrive sometime this month, at the invitation of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister…