DiGi in strategic partnership with Siemens

DiGi Telecommunications company on 27 May signed a strategic agreement with Siemens Malaysia to spend between 100 and 200 million ringgit on boosting its technological capabilities amid stiffer competition.       According to Tore Johnsen, DiGi’s Norwegian Chief Executive Officer, the agreement will enable DiGi to upgrade its GSM/GPRS mobile network to next-generation wireless technology, introducing…

Bangkok Hospital expanding in the Scandinavian market

Nearly half the international patients of Bangkok Hospital are Scandinavians. Some are residents of Thailand while others are Scandinavians living in countries around the region.       For about one year, the hospital has had a Norwegian, Mrs. Kjersti Michaelsen as its Scandinavian coordinator. In May, Mrs. Michaelsen took maternity leave but during these months another…

TNCC re-launches quarterly magazine in Thailand

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in May re-launched its magazine under the new name “Thai-Norwegian Business Review”. The new quarterly magazine came with visually attractive design and new concept for the content.      The re-launch was made five months after the chamber had published the last issue of its six-year-old “The Pamphlet” magazine in November last…

Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…

New design of DABS website

The website of DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore – was recently re-designed by CAPS Media, the head office in Johor Bahru of the original creator of the website, Ambient Media Pte. Ltd.       The new website with the unchanged web address http://www.dabs-singapore.com is first of all a more modern looking website. The concept…

Norwegian Priest in Singapore appointed new regional duties

Stein Vangen, the Norwegian pastor at the Norwegian Seamen’s Mission in Singapore since October 2002, will this autumn start in a full time job visiting the Norwegian communities in South East Asia.       Stein Vangen’s immediate territory will include Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan. Possibly also Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which…

DTAC subscribers rise 19% in April

Thailand’s second-largest mobile phone operator Total Access Communication Plc. (TAC) has reported 19% year-on-year growth in net new subscribers to its DTAC service in April.      TAC, 30% owned by Norway’s Telenor, said it registered a net 75,485 new subscribers in April, versus 63,247 in March and 59,488 in February.      At end-April, DTAC had 5.701 million…

’Making Trade Work for the Poor’

Finance minister Keat Chhon of Cambodia and WTO’s Secretary General Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, former finance minister of Thailand, met on 27 May with Denmarks’s minister for foreign affairs Per Stig Moller at a conference in Copenhagen about how to fight poverty in developing countries through better allocation of development cooperation funds and development oriented trade…