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Missionpharma to distribute ViroGates’ new, low-cost HIV-test next year

Danish suppliers of medicine and hospital supplies Missionpharma on July 3 this year signed a cooperation agreement with Danish biotech company ViroGates ApS to obtain the exclusive rights to distribute suPARnostic – a newly invented HIV-test which is expected to be ready on the market in 2004 – in Africa and other countries.      The new…

Grundfos listed in “Ten Great Places to Work For in Europe”

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos has been listed as one of “Ten Great Places to Work For in Europe” in a survey conducted by the renowned US business magazine, Fortune.      To compile their listing, Fortune canvassed a wide range of people from journalists and securities analysts to social investment researchers and consultants. The top ten were…

Nordic European Centre up and running

After Singapore’s Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong first mooted the idea to erect a Nordic Centre in the island state during a round trip to the Nordic countries in June 1996, this happened:      Groundbreaking ceremony May 1997      The Asian crisis erupts July 1997      Construction contract signed February 1998      Construction is suspended summer 1998      Ownership structure…

DABS celebrates 20th Anniversary at Annual Ball

About 225 members and guests of the Danish Business Association of Singapore (DABS) celebrated DABS’ 20th anniversary at the 3rd Annual Ball held at Singapore’s prestigious Raffles Hotel on October 25, 2003. The cocktail evening started at 6.30 p.m. with lots of entertainment followed, including a wonderful show by world famous Danish entertainer Eddie Skoller.…

Tschudi & Eitzen appoints new manager for Singapore

Norwegian shipping group Tschudi & Eitzen has recently appointed Jorgen Lofqvist as senior chartering manager of Tschudi & Eitzen Bulkers (Singapore) Pte Ltd.      Mr. Lofqvist is currently a chartering manager of Tschudi & Eitzen Bulkers in Copenhagen, responsible for the Pacific region. He will take up his new position in Singapore at the end of…

Exports to major ASEAN countries declined Jan-Sept 2003

Norway’s exports of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand all fell during the first nine months of 2003, according to preliminary figures released mid October by Statistics Norway. Degrees of the decline start from slightly 0.6…

Jyske Bank (Schweiz) to visit South East Asia again

Jyske Bank will this November go on a tour of South East Asia to visit Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The bank will this year be represented by Mr. Mads Schierup, Mrs. Mette Kraushaar and Mr. Helge Nielsen.       “Both we and our customers find the personal contact important and so it is only natural…

Asian values consultant IWNC Group opens new office in Stockholm

Strong economic growth and lower costs in Asia is proving very attractive. But to cope with the very different business cultures and laws there is a challenge for Scandinavian leaders in Asia.      That was the reasoning behind Asian management consultant company I Will not Complain, IWNC Group’s decision to set up a Scandinavian office in…

Maersk, I.M. Skaugen establish new gas carrier pool

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S and Norwegian marine transportation group I.M. Skaugen ASA on September 29 announced an establishment of a new gas carrier pool to commercially manage 5-12,000 cbm semi-refrigerated gas carriers.      The new pool, Maersk Norgas Gas Carriers (MNGC), has already commenced its operations since October 1, 2003, servicing customers…