Millicom reports 47 percent subscriber increase

Millicom International Cellular S.A., a mobile phone operator company controlled by the Swedish finance family Stenbeck, reports a 47 percent Asian subscriber increase year on year for the third quarter 2003, primarily due to high demand in its major Asian markets Cambodia and Vietnam.      The Asian subscriber base was 2,437,759 by 30 September 2003 compared…

Nera expects growth in Thailand’s fast growing ICT sector

For Nera, a medium-sized global supplier of fixed wireless and satellite communication equipment and systems, one of the most important business principles is “not trying to just sell the products, but working more as a technology partner.”      “We give our customers consultancy on what technology is available, how it works, the pros and cons, etc.…

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…

THAI to fly Bangkok-Oslo direct

Thailand’s national airline, Thai Airways International (THAI), plans to launch its new direct flights from Bangkok to Oslo three times a week, starting January 1, 2004.      The planned introduction of the new flights was advertised in Norway in Thailand, the year book of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.      The airline currently flies Bangkok-Oslo route via European…

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…

Swedish producers behind Tata’s new album

Thai music star Tata Young is currently in Sweden. But not to cheer her close friend, Thai tennis star Paradorn Srichapan, who will play Stockholm Open this month. Tata is recording her coming international album in Sweden.      Working with her are the Swedish songwriters and producers Hitvision, Martin Ankelius and Henrik Andersson.      They have co-written…

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…