Thai Sweden Review sets new standard for chamber publication

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. recently released an all new magazine-cum-directory to replace the chamber’s 11-year-old STEP Magazine and TSCC Year Book.      “The debut of the Thai Sweden Review is both timely and fitting, as the TSCC is working hard to develop a more commercial oriented chamber with…

Cyberjaya gives broadband order to Swedish firm

PacketFront, a Swedish broadband infrastructure provider, has been selected to provide an operator independent network solution, enabling true broadband services, to Cyberjaya in Malaysia.      Cyberjaya is at the heart of the country’s Multi-Media Super Corridor, a concentration of high-tech homes, business parks and shopping areas driving Malaysia’s information society.      In a project planned and implemented…

Spain gets more votes than Thailand

Where would you like to retire? asked Swedish daily Aftonbladet’s online edition and offered four alternatives: Sweden, Spain, Thailand and ‘other country’.      So far 29.8 percent of the readers vote Sweden, 28.2 Spain and 17.5 percent Thailand. The remainder has another country in mind.      The survey came online 25 November 2003.

Swedish kids in Thailand

By Mia Hansson It’s hard enough for adults to arrive in a foreign country, knowing nobody, and not knowing what to expect from even the most everyday things like grocery shopping and public transport. How much harder, then, must it be for children who have less control over their environment than adults do? We asked…

Sitthichai Olankun sees AstraZeneca on top in 4 years

When Mr. Sitthichai Olankun started working for the Swedish pharmaceutical company Astra 17 years ago, the company ranking among research-based pharmaceutical companies in Thailand was somewhere between number 12 and 13. Today, the company is number 5.      “And we’re going to be number one within four years,” states Mr. Sitthichai, today the company’s President in…

Eva Sophonpanich

By Mia Hansson Eva arrives forty minutes early to the interview, utterly surprised at the absence of traffic. I find her lounging in a red leather chair with a book, among cats and old black-and-white photographs in the lobby of the Atlanta. She is, dare I say it, statuesque, with a warm smile and naturally…