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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…

Norwegian companies may explore oil/gas in Philippines

Norway’s two largest oil producers, Statoil ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA, may bid for some of the 46 areas in the Philippines’ first auction of oil-and-gas-exploration licenses, a global news agency reported quoting a government official.      The Philippine Department of Energy will visit the two Norwegian companies in Stavanger early October, Energy Undersecretary Eduardo Manalac…

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…

Sida supports environment management system project

The Swedish international development cooperation agency, Sida, has approved a PHP 11 Million contribution to a project in the Philippines which will provide an environmental management system for possible ISO Certification.      Sida’s decision came in September, following a project endorsement by the Philippines National Economic and Development Authority on 30 June 2003.      The Swedish consultant,…

Invest in Denmark’s new Director Asia

Bo Bjerregaard Rasmussen has succeeded Thomas Christensen as Director Asia at Invest in Denmark’s Tokyo office.      A masters graduate in economics with a wealth of experience, Bo Bjerregaard Rasmussen’s career to date includes a management position at the Confederation of Danish Industry’s Japan office, commercial attaché in the Foreign Ministry and section head positions at…

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…

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 imposter in Manila finally caught

Two Swedish tourists first felt sympathy when approached by a robbed fellow Swede in a Manila hotel last week.      But after handing out some funds they became suspicious and called Sweden’s embassy to check up the man.      The penniless robber victim turned out to be the notorious 39-year Swedish fraudster who has performed a different…

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…