Vietnam is better than you think

“Swedish corporations established in Vietnam are extremely pleased with their presence and doing very well,” says Mr. Niels Sundvik, Sweden’s dynamic Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.      “For some of them, Vietnam is their best emerging market in Asia,” he elaborates. “For many it is the fastest growing market. And for all of them…

Danish businessman co-launched IPR network in Thailand

The fight against some Thai companies’ blatant disrespect for foreign companies’ intellectual property rights changed gear on 27 February 2003 when Danish businessman Tom Sorensen and EU ambassador Klauspeter Schmallenbach launched a joint public/private body to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand.       Previously, private companies have mainly been on their…

Danida sponsors port waste management workshop in Malaysia

Danish International Development Agency (Danida) in February sponsored a regional workshop on Port Waste Management Plan held at Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, attended by delegates from 10 member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).       The workshop was aimed at encouraging discussions among ASEAN countries that would help promote regional…

Give to the poor instead…

Many expats in Thailand tend to talk about themselves and what they are doing in a vivid and selling way. That is not the case with Swedish vicar Ulf Claesson. He is a modest man. A humble person who thinks before he speaks. So it is not very surprising that he does not want any…

Jordan toothbrush up 27% in Thailand

The Norwegian toothbrush brand Jordan last year achieved a 27% growth from 2001. The Norwegian toothbrush brand Jordan has enjoyed double-digit growths year by year in Thailand and aims to keep growing at a similarly strong momentum this year.      “Jordan toothbrush is now number three in the upper-premium segment. The brand is enjoying double-digit growth…