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New chief sales officer at Pan Asia Paper

Pan Asia Paper Co., Pte Ltd., Singapore has, effective April 1, 2003, appointed Hannes Skisakerhas as the new Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing (Chief Sales Officer), succeeding Jan Clasen, who has been appointed Vice President, Newsprint of Norske Skogindustrier ASA in Norway, effective the same date.      Hannes was formerly the Vice President Area Recovered…

Norway’s trade with major ASEAN countries shrank in Q1/2003

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the first quarter 2003 shrank as compared to the same quarter yesteryear. Imports from Thailand however grew by 8.6 per cent.       In the first quarter…

DABS Annual General Meeting

Christian Jacobsen, Clipper Elite Carriers (Asia) Pte. Ltd. was elected new Committee Member of DABS – Danish Busines Association of Singapore – at the recent Annual General Meeting of DABS on the evening of Thursday, 3 April 2003 at The Swiss Club.      With Christian Jacobsen’s election, the full board now consists of President Soren Schouw…

Scandinavian “innebandy” team wins Singapore National Championship

The Singapore National Championship in “innebandy” – called floorball in English – was recently won by the Scandinavian “innebandy” team in Singapore, Nhac Tre No 1. This is the first time ever a Scandinavian team has won the national championships.      “Innebandy” or floorball is a very popular sport in Sweden and is growing in popularity…

NeraTel contracted in Indonesia

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, Singapore (NeraTel) announced on 18 February 2003 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, P.T. Nera Indonesia, has entered into a supplementary agreement amounting to S$13.9 million with P.T. Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel)      Telkomsel holds nationwide cellular licence to provide and operate a GSM mobile telephone network in the Republic of Indonesia.      Under the agreement, P.T.…

Sweden’s Navy Chief visited Singapore

The Inspector-General of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson, paid in early February a 4-day introductory visit to Singapore.      During his visit, Rear-Admiral Jorgen Ericsson called on Education Minister and Second Defence Minister Rear-Admiral Teo Chee Hean. A statementm issued by the Defence Ministry said that Rear-Admiral Ericsson’s visit underscored the good defence relations…

PM comments on Danish CEO’s departure

The recent sudden departure of Flemming Jacobs, a 59-year-old Dane who headed Singapore’s state-linked shipping company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), has sparked a comment from Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.      “I am unhappy (with the news) because it creates an impression that Singapore doesn’t welcome foreign talent, but that impression must be removed,” the 61-year-old…

NeraTel gets NOK 35 million WorldCommunicator contract in Philippines

Nera Telecommunications Ltd, a Nera ASA’s associated company in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a Memorandum of Agreement and a Frame Supply Contract with Isaiah Verse 65 Foundation, Inc in the Philippines for the supply, delivery and implementation of 1,000 Nera WorldCommunicator with Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) capabilities, and the Virtual Private…

Innovation improves service at Santa Fe

Santa Fe, EAC’s Moving & Relocation Services, has developed a web-based Tenancy Management System which give their customers easy access to information about the properties they lease to house their expatiate staff.      The new system enables both Santa Fe and its corporate customers – via any computer connected to the Internet – to access customer-specific…