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Oriflame prepares listing in Stockholm

The Swedish privately owned cosmetics company Oriflame will send out a prospectus to potential investors this week, reports Swedish daily DN.      The intent is to have Oriflame listed on the Stockholm stock exchange in April 2004.      Oriflame is worth around SEK 5 billion, estimates DN. Oriflame is active in three Asean countries, Indonesia, Thailand and…

Election observers to Indonesia

Sweden’s government sends ten election observers to monitor the parliamentary and presidential elections in Indonesia.      The assignment takes place within the framework of the EU Commission’s election observation mission.      Indonesia holds its third free parliamentary elections 5 April. A first round of the presidential election is due 5 July. If a second round is needed,…

Swedish GAM-prosecutor travels to Indonesia in March

Chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand in Stockholm travels to Indonesia in March.      The purpose with the trip is to investigate alleged links between Swedish GAM residents and people in Indonesia.      The journey was confirmed to take place this month, but no exact date was revealed, when Scandasia contacted his office on Tuesday 2 March.      Tomas Lindstrand…

Norway, Indonesia to increase bilateral ties

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Peterson during his visit to Indonesia February 21-24 discussed strategies to spur bilateral cooperation between Norway and Indonesia with his Indonesian counterpart, Hassan Wirayuda, in Jakarta.      Among the strategies discussed, the two ministers explored an idea to establish an Indonesia-Norway joint commission which, if launched, would become a medium for the…

Ericsson eyes larger share in continued SEA growth

Ericsson South East Asia expects a continued growth of mobile phone operations in the region this year, attributed to the issuance of new licenses, increased investments for coverage and capacity, as well as third-generation (3G) introduction in the region.      Mats H. Olsson, president of Ericsson South East Asia and country manager of Ericsson (Malaysia) Sdn…

Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand saved Danish exports

Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand pushed up the Danish export figures to South East Asia in 2003. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines pulled the figures down.       The total export of goods ended on almost 5 billion Danish kroner for the region which was 3,4 percent up from 2002. The 5 billion DKK is roughly 15 percent of…

Strengthened position in SE-Asia contributes to Nera’s improved results

“While markets remained challenging through 2003, we improved our position in several market segments,” says Bjørn Ove Skjeie, CEO of Nera ASA.      “Nera’s agreement with Nortel in Q4, our strengthened market positions in Southeast Asia and the Americas and its global leadership in broadband satellite solutions are examples of this.”      The wireless telecommunications technology company…

Preliminary investigation launched on GAM leaders in Sweden

Chief prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand in Stockholm has decided to launch a preliminary investigation against leaders of the free Aceh movement, GAM, which resides in Sweden.      The move follows several Indonesian requests to the Swedish government to crack down on GAM leaders in Sweden.      Indonesia accuses the Sweden based GAM leaders of leading the insurgents fighting…

Sweden impose extended ban on poultry imports

Sweden extends its ban on imports of poultry meat and products made of poultry from certain countries to 15 August 2004, reports the National Food Administration of Sweden.      This follows a similar decision by the EU on 3 February 2004.      The ban regards poultry meat and products made of poultry from the following nations: Cambodia,…