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Swedish companies in Malaysia online

A catalogue with Swedish companies operating in Malaysia has been produced by the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur. It is now made available for download as a pdf-file. This online version is constantly being updated, so the file should either be downloaded on a regular schedule – or accessed when needed.       Click here…

Jebsen & Jessen SEA to enhance focus and quality

Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia (JJSEA) will on January 1 next year embark on a corporate realignment expected to sharpen its business focus and maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace.      “The group activities currently being conducted through its “Industrial” and “Process Engineering” regional business units (RBUs), with the exception of…

Ericsson opens regional hub in MSC

On 29 July Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson opened its state of the art regional hub in Cyberjaya, along Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), in presence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.      Ericsson has invested some RM80 million to establish the facility named Ericsson@MSC which houses a showcase of ‘live’ networks…

New IKEA store in KL opened

The planned opening 14 August of IKEA’s new, 35,881 square metres, store in Kuala Lumpur’s Mutiara Damansara went smooth.      “The very first visitor arrived at 4 am and the crowd built up for the early bird event,” says Ms Asa Hjort, responsible for the new IKEA store. “The first 1000 visitors were given Viking hats…

Telenor’s DiGi sees 33% revenue growth in H1

DiGi.Com Berhad (DiGi), Telenor ASA’s mobile operation in Malaysia, on July 22 announced higher revenue of MYR 793.0 million for the first half year ended 30 June 2003, an impressive growth of 33% as compared with the previous corresponding period.      DiGi’s Norwegian chief operating officer, Tore Johnsen said the company has clearly been seeing consistent…

Danes should not marry non-Danes

One year after the implementation of a new Danish immigration law, pressure is mounting on Danish Minister for Integration, Mr. Bertel Haarder to revise parts of a law approved by the Danish parliament in July last year, which prevents Danes who marry non-Danes abroad from returning to Denmark together.       Jens Witthofft Nielsen, Secretary General…

Norway’s half-year trade with major ASEAN countries slipped

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia slipped in the first half of 2003, as compared to the same period last year.      From January to June 2003, the exports to Singapore saw a significant…

Asia fastest growing cruising market in the world

Scandinavians are used to relax on short cruises and being spoiled on huge state-of-the-art ferries that cross the Baltic and North seas.      And when Star Cruises introduced a similar concept in South East Asia ten years ago, they started by purchasing a couple of Swedish ferries and hired Swedish officers.      It went just fine.      Today…