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Siam2you surfs on wireless boom

“I expect double digit growth for the next three years,” says Siam2you’s CEO Niklas Stålberg, a Swedish national, as the digital communications company announces THB 61 million in revenues for the first six months 2004, 51 percent more than the same period last year.      Last year´s profit was around THB 20 million. He attributes the…

Nordic associations moving to one big office

Three of the four Nordic chambers of commerce in Thailand will this weekend Saturday 18 September move to larger, better and more functional premises on the fifth floor in an office building next to the Payathai skytrain station on the corner of Payathai and Sri Ayutthaya road near Victory Monument. Within the same office, Scandinavian…

Thai chicken pay for Swedish jets?

Thai chicken for Swedish aircraft, was one of the ideas Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra throw up in the air during a Monday 13 September cabinet meeting planning his visit to Sweden 23 and 24 September.      “Yes, but it is just one idea of many how to make a barter deal the PM brought up,” explains…

First annual meeting for Finns in Bangkok

Finns living in Thailand now have their own local society. The society has been officially named as Finns in Bangkok – Krungthepin Suomalaiset. The Finns held their first annual meeting in Bangkok on 13.09.2004.      The group had previously met in May when the society had been founded. Chairman for Finns in Bangkok is Tero Norjanen…

Finnair’s new traveling campaign

Finnair launches faster and more frequent flights from Asia to Europe to serve the fast-growing business from the East.       Finland’s newly extended Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has made Finnair to start a new trend in flying from Asia to Europe. Because 57% of the passengers are on flights to and from Asia, the airport expands its…

Honorary consuls from Asean visit Sweden

Nine of Sweden’s honorary consuls from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam began a week long visit to Sweden on Sunday 12 September.      One of the most important purposes behind this journey is the aim to strengthen their roles as promoters of Sweden and Swedish businesses.      The agenda include meetings with Ericsson, the…

Thaksin visits Sweden 23-24 September

Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra makes an official visit to Sweden 23 and 24 September, confirm the PM offices in Stockholm and Bangkok in talks with Scandasia.      The agenda for the talks between Thaksin Shinawatra and Sweden’s Prime Minister Göran Persson, scheduled to begin 17.15 Thursday the 23rd is being ironed out, according to Sweden’s…

Finnair to renew Business Class cabins in intercontinental fleet

     Finnair announced that its business class cabins on MD-11 aircraft will be renewed. Finnair is the first European airline to renew its Business Class cabins in every aircraft belonging to its intercontinental fleet. The renewal, scheduled for 2005, will include the introduction of lie-flat beds.      After the changes Finnair will offer a total of 36…

Finnair to introduce new text message check-in

     Finnair has announced that from October onwards its passengers will be able to check-in in advance with only a text message sent from their mobile phones. The service, created by Finnish company BookIT, only requires passengers to activate the service and then answer a text message before each flight departure.      The SMS service will allow…