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Danish gymnasts on tour in Southeast Asia

The National Danish Performance Team (NDPT) on December 18 arrived in Chiang Mai to entertain Thai schoolchildren, students and families, starting from the north to the south of the country, as part of its World Tour 2003-2004. The tour also includes, after Thailand, similar activities in Malaysia and Singapore.      The team in the World Tour…

Jotun selects IFS, Accenture to supply new business applications

Jotun A/S, Norway, one of the world’s major paint manufacturers, has selected Swedish component-based business application developer IFS and global management consulting firm Accenture to deliver and implement an extensive suite of business applications that will support most of Jotun’s main business processes.      The ERP software will be implemented in Jotun’s Scandinavian operations first, with…

IFS sets up Asean territory in 2004 organisation revamp

The Swedish software provider IFS, one of the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning systems suppliers, divides its Asia Pacific operations into four ‘territories’ next year: Australia and New Zealand, Asean, China and South Asia.      The area is being split into four territories primarily because of differences in IT adoption maturity, similarities in language and business…

Hydro Agri to become Yara

Norsk Hydro’s agri-business operation Hydro Agri will take the name Yara upon the demerger and stock exchange listing planned for March 25, 2004. At the same time the new company, which will have its headquarters in Oslo, will keep the rights to the “Viking ship” for use in their new logo and marketing.      Hydro Agri…

Palsgaard opens new Application Centre in Singapore

The Danish food ingredients company Palsgaard on Monday 8 December opened its new state-of-the-art Application Centre at their regional Asia headquarters in Singapore, equipped with an impressive range of food production machinery.      The idea with the application centre is to use the equipment to test Palsgaard’s many industrial food ingredients like emulsifiers and stabilizers together…

Swedish PM visits Thailand and Singapore January 2004

The Swedish government has just announced that Prime Minister Göran Persson will travel to Thailand, India and Singapore between 7 and 13 January 2004.      He is in Thailand between 7 and 9 January. There he will conduct talks with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, participate in business events and visit ABB`s site in Bang Na.      Among…

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…

OM wins contract for Singapore Exchange

Swedish-owned OM has been chosen by Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) to provide a new integrated trading engine. It will be the first fully integrated trading platform in the world to support all trading from traditional securities and derivatives through to advanced cross-border trades, says a company statement.      The agreement includes license, implementation project and support…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen makes PSA its SE-Asian hub

Global shipping and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen has recently renewed its Appropriated Berth Agreement (ABA) with PSA Corporation Ltd. (PSA), which is the operator of the world’s largest container transhipment hub, PSA Singapore.      Signing on behalf of Wallenius Wilhelmsen was Mr. Anders Boman, Head of Region Asia, and for PSA, Mr. Tan Puay Hin, Head…