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…

Ericsson expects flat earnings

Ericsson (Thailand) projects its revenue to decline for the second consecutive year due to global sluggishness in the information technology industry, Bangkok Post reported on February 21.      Lars Bjorkenor, president of the Thai unit of Swedish Telecommunications equipment supplier Ericsson, said the local operator expected revenue would decrease slightly from 10 billion baht posted last…

Mission Completed!

When Per Brekke, Managing Director of ABB in Vietnam by March 2003 leaves his position for a job back at ABB in Norway, it will be with a nice sense of “Mission Completed”.      Per Brekke arrived Hanoi in January 2000 with his main assignment to evaluate what to do with ABB’s ailing factory in Vietnam,…

Human trafficking victims mostly from Thailand’s neighbours

Sex industry in Thailand was largely run by small and informal cross-border networks, a Norwegian NGO in Laos said at a recent symposium on human trafficking.      According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), up to 1.2 million children worldwide become victims each year. The extent of the problem has recently brought together key players…

Electrolux to invest Bt 471 million in washing machine plant in Thailand

Swedish electrical appliance firm Electrolux AB in February announced plans to invest US$ 11 million (Bt 471 million) to set up its first wholly-owned plant in Thailand to produce front-loading washing machines.      The factory will be operational within one year, making it the first washing machine facility in Southeast Asia for the Swedish home-appliance maker.…