Helping AIDS children survive

Although the smallest among the four Nordic Chambers in Thailand, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce has for many years been able to donate several million Baht to a home in Chiang Mai for children with HIV. None of the other Chambers have a similar charity cause. In a tremendous show of support, corporate as well…

Tove Bjerkan celebrated his 80 years birthday

A legend in his own time in the Norwegian community in Thailand and a long time resident of Thailand, Mr. Tove Bjerkan on 19th of May 2002 celebrated his 80th year birthday. Mr. Bjerkan was celebrated by the community with among others a splendid dinner at the Oriental Hotel in the evening of the 19th…

First Thai-Norway Business Seminar

The question was put forward by President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Mr. Nils-Gunnar Hjellegjerde at the Thai-Norway Business Seminar held on Wednesday 16 October 2002 at the Hotel Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. But it was left hanging in the air by the 40 members plus staff from the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Trade…

EU to increase its business in Asia

The Asia Europe Business Forum (AEBF) organized this year in Denmark by the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) in connection with the ASEM meeting in Copenhagen in September looked at ways to increase the level of bilateral trade to match that of the Asia-US trade volume. The AEBF gathered 250 business leaders from 25 Asian…

EAC Industrial Ingredients sets up distribution in Singapore

EAC’s strategic business, EAC Industrial Ingredients, has set up distribution services in Singapore. The company has thus taken yet another important step towards becoming a full-service regional distributor covering all major markets in South East Asia. An agreement has been made with the first partner for distribution in Singapore, and negotiations are under way with…

Family buys Rosti (Mala) Ltd. back

The Sitachitt family, founders of Mala Chemical Industries in 1961, has bought back all its shares from Rosti of Demark and A.P. Moller. The Sitachitt family previously held a 49% stake in Rosti (Mala), Rosti of Denmark had 49% stake and AP Moller 2%. The company is a leading plastic and melamine manufacturer. The name has…

Fewer Scandinavian in Ho Chi Minh City

The Scandinavian community in Ho Chi Minh City is shrinking as more non-Scandinavian expatriates take over positions previously occupied by Scandinavian personnel. “The Swedish companies are doing great here – it is just the number of Swedes they employed, which is declining,” says Mr. Nils Sundvik, Consul General of Sweden in Ho Chi Minh City. One example…

Scandinavian victims of Bali terror bomb

The tragedy of the bomb at Kuta Beach had several Scandinavian victims, both dead and wounded. A website has been established where all the names are listed as they become known. All Sunday and Monday, embassy staff from all the Scandinavian embassies worked tirelessly together with staff from the tour companies in contacting all known…

DLH offers employees to leave Indonesia

DLH – the largest Danish wholesale company within tropical wood offered its employees in Indonesia to leave the country if they felt insecure after the Bali bombings. “We source wood from so many countries that we may shift from one country to another if supply from one country becomes unavailable. For us, Indonesia is one country…