Jotun selects IFS, Accenture to supply new business applications

Jotun A/S, Norway, one of the world’s major paint manufacturers, has selected Swedish component-based business application developer IFS and global management consulting firm Accenture to deliver and implement an extensive suite of business applications that will support most of Jotun’s main business processes.      The ERP software will be implemented in Jotun’s Scandinavian operations first, with…

IFS sets up Asean territory in 2004 organisation revamp

The Swedish software provider IFS, one of the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning systems suppliers, divides its Asia Pacific operations into four ‘territories’ next year: Australia and New Zealand, Asean, China and South Asia.      The area is being split into four territories primarily because of differences in IT adoption maturity, similarities in language and business…

SIDA provides vehicles to clean water supply projects in Laos

The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) on December 17 handed over two pick-up trucks worth US$36,000 to clean water supply projects in Khammouane and Sayabouly provinces, Laos.      The hand-over ceremony was held at the Environmental Sanitation and Water Supply Centre. The pick-up trucks were presented by the representative of SIDA to the Deputy Head of…

SIDA’s support for environmental protection in Vietnam

The Environment Fund of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SEF), has over the past two years provided US$308,000 to fund environmental protection projects in Vietnam, according to figure released at the forum “Localities’ Participation in Environmental Protection Activities” held in Hanoi on Friday, December 19.      These SEF-funded projects aim to raise public awareness and…

New adoption treaty signed

The negotiations between Sweden and Vietnam on an agreement regarding adoptions were completed the week before Christmas.      A signing ceremony, were representatives from the two countries took part, was held at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Stockholm. The treaty will later be signed by Sweden’s and Vietnam’s governments.      “It is very encouraging…

Hydro Agri to become Yara

Norsk Hydro’s agri-business operation Hydro Agri will take the name Yara upon the demerger and stock exchange listing planned for March 25, 2004. At the same time the new company, which will have its headquarters in Oslo, will keep the rights to the “Viking ship” for use in their new logo and marketing.      Hydro Agri…

Indonesia delivers more material to Stockholm prosecutor

More than 1000 pages of new documentation about Swedish members of Gam, the free Aceh movement, have been handed over by Jakarta to special prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand in Stockholm.      It was a six people delegation that flew from Indonesia to Stockholm with the documentation the week before Christmas.      Indonesia claims that the native Indonesians, now…

TOT purchases Viking system

The Thai state owned telephone operator TOT has through its local cooperation partners Napakorn and Kanokkit purchased Viking Telecom’s SMS server platform SMSS.      The order value for this first contract to Thailand is around SEK 5 million, according to Viking Telecom which is a Swedish company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.      SMSS is a…

Lundin Petroleum to drill two new wells in Indonesia 2004

Two out of eight new exploration wells to be drilled by Swedish owned Lundin Petroleum AB next year are located in Indonesia, according to the company’s exploration and development budget for 2004.      The other locations for new wells are Iran, France, Norway and Venezuela.      Lundin Petroleum, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange O-list,…