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Bofors Defence announces joint venture plans with Malaysian partner

The Malaysian shipyard Penang Ship Building – Naval Dockyard Bhd and the Swedish defence systems provider Bofors Defence confirm talks on setting up a joint venture in Malaysia.      It is a more formalised cooperation for maintenance and spare parts to naval air defense systems that has prompted the discussion to set up a company. Currently…

First half year 2003 fall in Swedish exports to five main Asean markets

Sell harder!      That is the message Swedish exporters active in five major Asean markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – should get after reading the latest market survey from Sweden’s Trade Council.      Sweden fails to up sales in any of the five countries.      The drop in exports ranges from a modest five percent…

Tight and eventful schedule marked Dr Mahathir’s visit to Sweden

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad was optimistic when he left Sweden Wednesday morning 24 September after a hectic three-day official visit.      “I hope that from now on there will be acceleration in the interest of Sweden towards Malaysia,” said Dr Mahathir to national news agency Bernama after bilateral meetings with Prime Minister…

DiGi.Com’s customers grow over 2 million

Malaysia’s number three mobile phone operator DiGi.Com Bhd., which is 61 percent owned by Norway’s Telenor ASA, said on September 22 that its users had alredy grown over two million, or 18 percent more than at the end of 2002.      DiGi’s Norwegian Chief Operating Officer Tore Johnsen told reporters after a product launch that mobile…

EAC acquires the Dumex trademark on a global basis

EAC has signed an agreement with Alpharma ApS which is expected to lead to a legally binding agreement for the acquisition of the full ownership rights of the Dumex trademark in China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam as of the end of 2003.       At present, EAC has…

Danes of no return

They moved abroad because of the adventure: How would it be to live and work somewhere else? They are mostly well educated and thought it might strengthen their skills and give them better future job possibilities. Some got higher wages in their new jobs abroad. But first and foremost they all got more spending power…

Asean/Oceania export counsellors on tour

Trade consellors and export advisors from the Danish embassies in Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australien, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand will jointly visit five Danish cities from 10 -14 November this year.       The purpose of touring Denmark together is to create a broader focus on Danish opportunities in the Asean and Oceanian region as a…

Book of Condolences opened at Swedish Embassies

For those who wish express their sympathy to Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Mrs Anna Lindh, who died Thursday 11 September, following a brutal stabbing attack in Stockholm the day before, books of condolences will be opened at Swedish embassies next week.      Please contact the Swedish embassy in your country of residence for detailed information about time…

Swedish Embassy’s report on Malaysian automotive sector

Having been the largest automotive market in ASEAN for six consecutive years, Malaysia certainly has ample opportunities for Swedish companies in the automotive sector, especially automotive components.      The Commercial Section of the Embassy of Sweden, Kuala Lumpur has therefore recently produced a report covering the automotive sector in Malaysia. This report can be downloaded in…