DiGi.Com’s customers grow over 2 million

Malaysia’s number three mobile phone operator DiGi.Com Bhd., which is 61 percent owned by Norway’s Telenor ASA, said on September 22 that its users had alredy grown over two million, or 18 percent more than at the end of 2002.      DiGi’s Norwegian Chief Operating Officer Tore Johnsen told reporters after a product launch that mobile…

New Swedish Priest at work in Bangkok

The new swedish priest in Thailand, Mr. Lennart Hamark held his first service at the small but beautiful church at Soi Convent in Bangkok’s central business district on 14 September. Around 50 people attanded the service including several of the Embassy staff and the Chairman of the Scandinavian Society Siam.      Mr. Hamark and his wife…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen expects 10-20% rise in cargo moved through S’pore

Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA, the world’s largest provider of vehicle and ro-ro (roll-on, roll-off cargo) transportation services, expects a 10-20 percent rise in cargo moved through Singapore this year from the 650,000 tonnes handled last year, boosted by growth in vehicle exports from the region.      “We see exports coming out of Thailand and Indonesia as they…

Pan Asia Paper to form joint venture in China

Norske Skogindustrier ASA’s half-owned joint venture in Singapore, Pan Asia Paper Co. Pte Ltd., announced on September 10 the creation of a 65-35 per cent joint venture with Hebei Longteng Paper Corporation of China to build and operate a newsprint mill in the industrially developed Hebei Province of China, 280 km southwest of Beijing.      The…

Thai vegetables hit in Swedish pesticide analysis

“This is completely unacceptable,” says Mr Arne Andersson, head of the National Food Administration’s, NFA, control unit to Swedish daily UNT in a comment to the findings on imported Thai vegetables. “Some pesticides found belong to the most poisonous ones.”      It was during the NFA’s annual 2002 pesticide survey – where a total of 2…

Denmark, Vietnam to seek stronger trade ties

Denmark and Vietnam will promote potential trade links, focusing on food processing and shipping, pledged His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark and Vietnamese deputy prime minister Vu Khoan during a reception for a Danish delegation on September 15.      The Danish Royal Highness, together with a Danish delegation consisting of 23 major Danish companies…

Swedish pavilion at 3GSM Asia in Singapore

The Swedish Trade Council has initiated a Swedish pavilion at the mobile communications trade fair 3GSM Asia held in Singapore 24 to 26 September.      Teligent, Enea and Netcom consultants have confirmed attendance from Sweden. The target audience for this trade fair is a mix of operators, venture capitalists, application developers and sales organisations in the…