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Malaysia to enhance trade, economic ties with Denmark

Malaysia will enhance economic and trade relations with Denmark, Second Finance Minister Datuk Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis told reporters on December 3, after witnessing the signing of the protocol to amend the agreement to avoid double taxation between Malaysia and Denmark.      The protocol was signed by Ambassador of Denmark to Malaysia, Leif Morgens Reimann, on behalf…

Hydro’s viking ship overhauled

A familiar sight on roads and seas in South East Asia, Norwegian energy and materials company Hydro’s viking ship logo, has been given a overhaul.      The new worldwide corporate logo was launched 11 December 2003 in Oslo. That is the sixth version of the ship since its original shape came out 1910.      The latest logo…

Maxis pick Ericsson for upgrade of mobile phone network

Malaysian wireless operator Maxis Communications Berhad has signed a contract with Ericsson as its new partner for 2G and 3G deployment to ensure a smooth evolution of Maxis’ network to new technologies.      Ericsson will upgrade Maxis’ present second generation, 2G, network, as well as prepare networks in high growth areas for future third generation, 3G,…

Cyberjaya gives broadband order to Swedish firm

PacketFront, a Swedish broadband infrastructure provider, has been selected to provide an operator independent network solution, enabling true broadband services, to Cyberjaya in Malaysia.      Cyberjaya is at the heart of the country’s Multi-Media Super Corridor, a concentration of high-tech homes, business parks and shopping areas driving Malaysia’s information society.      In a project planned and implemented…

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation attacks pesticide supplier in Malaysia

The agribusiness company Syngenta is using the EU approval of the dangerous pesticide paraquat to put pressure on Malaysia to lift the ban and phase out of paraquat the country has decided on, alleges the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in a letter to the European Commission.      In its letter, which is co-written with PAN…

Missionpharma to distribute ViroGates’ new, low-cost HIV-test next year

Danish suppliers of medicine and hospital supplies Missionpharma on July 3 this year signed a cooperation agreement with Danish biotech company ViroGates ApS to obtain the exclusive rights to distribute suPARnostic – a newly invented HIV-test which is expected to be ready on the market in 2004 – in Africa and other countries.      The new…

Grundfos listed in “Ten Great Places to Work For in Europe”

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has been listed as one of “Ten Great Places to Work For in Europe” in a survey conducted by the renowned US business magazine, Fortune.      To compile their listing, Fortune canvassed a wide range of people from journalists and securities analysts to social investment researchers and consultants. The top ten were…