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Danish Concerts in Vietnam

Three Danish Concerts will be held in Vietnam during the visit of a Danish business delegation, with the participation of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort, from 15-19 September 2003.       The first concert will take place in Hanoi on the 15th while the two other concerts will take place in Ho Chi Minh City…

‘Denmark meets Vietnam’ 15-19 September

A Danish business delegation, with the participation of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort, will 15-19 September 2003 visit Hanoi as well as Ho Chi Minh City under the heading Denmark meets Vietnam. For the Danish business community Vietnam has become a very interesting partner with regard to import, export, joint ventures, out-sourcing of production…

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia make state visit to Vietnam early 2004

Sweden’s royal couple, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, will make an official visit to Vietnam early next year, according to Vietnam’s state owned news agency VNA.      The surprise announcement was made by the Swedish Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Margareta Winberg during a visit 2 – 3 September to Sweden by her counterpart from…

Carlsberg Breweries increases shareholding in Vietnam

Carlsberg Breweries A/S has a tentative deal to acquire the Danish Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries’ (IFU) shareholdings of 25 percent in South-East Asia Brewery Ltd. and 15 percent in Hue Brewery Ltd. in Vietnam for a total of DKK 95 million.      Carlsberg Breweries said the acquisition is subject to approval by local authorities.      The…

Writers take part in Gothenburg book fair

Five Vietnamese writers take part in the Gothenburg International Book Fair at Gothenburg, Sweden between 24 September and 3 October. The visit is arranged under a cooperation programme of the Vietnam-Sweden Fund for Cultural Exchange.      The Vietnamese writers are Nguyen Van Luu, Director of Literature Publishing House, Nguyen Huy Thiep and Le Minh Khue from…

Sweden trains senior North Koreans in market economy

Twelve North Koreans, six of whom are economy professors and the rest ‘coming’ forces in Pyongyang’s administration are currently in Hanoi learning how a market economy works.      The course, which ends this week, is set up by the Stockholm School of Economics’ Asian branches and led by senior Swedish academics.      When Sweden helped facilitate the…

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…

Denmark renews interest free-loan scheme for Vietnam

Denmark has extended an interest-free credit scheme to development projects selected by the Vietnamese government and implemented by Danish exporters, said a Viet Nam News report.      The new agreement, signed in early August this year, opens up a line of credit worth US$40 million.      This is the third such agreement between the two countries since…

Vietnam’s fisheries school gets Norwegian assistance

The government of Norway has pledged more than US$2.18 million to help Vietnam’s Nha Trang College of Fisheries improve its training and research capacity.      The agreement was signed in Hanoi late June by Norway’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam, Per G.Stavnum and Vietnam’s Deputy Education and Training Minister Tran Van Nhung.      The support is…