New drilling contract in Malaysia for Smedvig

Smedvig has been awarded a letter of intent by Petronas Carigali for production drilling offshore Malaysia with the self-erecting tender rig Teknik Berkat. The contract has a duration of approximately eight months, from November 15, 2004. The estimated contract value is US$ 10 million.      Teknik Berkat is owned by the Smedvig and Crest Petroleum joint…

New CFO at DiGi mid November

Telenor’s operation in Malaysia, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, has appointed Mr. Johan Dennelind as Chief Financial Officer to succeed Mr. Ho Meng who has resigned. Johan Dennelind will be the new CFO of DiGi from November 15 2004.      “I am looking forward to joining the DiGi team and to contribute in developing the company further…

Fighter jet and trade talks to continue after Thaksin visit

     Key in all these bilateral projects is Thailand’s commitment to intensify discussions with Sweden about a possible barter deal for JAS Gripen fighter jets.      Commerce Minister Watana Muangsook has been assigned to lead the Thai side’s negotiations with the Swedish government and the aircraft supplier Saab.      State secretary Lars Danielsson, one of Göran Persson’s closest…

Roadshow and mou in Khon Kaen

A business delegation led by the Swedish Thai Chamber of Commerce, STTC, kicked off a road show in the northeastern Thai business capital Khon Kaen on Monday 1 November.      After a introductory seminar will the Swedish group begin matchmaking meetings with Thai companies.      The fifteen participants in the Swedish delegation represent companies ranging from timber…

Travel book for kids

A Swedish couple, Julia and Erik Wirdheim, has launched the first guide book about Thailand written for children.      The title is “Vera and Victor discover Thailand” in the English version and “Vera och Victor upptäcker Thailand” for a Swedish audience.      “Feedback so far has been very good in Thailand where the book’s English version has…

First Singaporean order for Denmark’s SimCorp Dimension

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has selected SimCorp Dimension as the platform for front-to-back operations for its funds under management. The sale is SimCorp’s first in Singapore and continues the consistent growth shown by SimCorp’s Asia Pacific operation.      SimCorp Dimension is an advanced and comprehensive investment management solution. As a fully integrated single database…

Three new Weekly Finnair Flights to Helsinki

     The three new additional direct Bangkok flights will be flown with the airline’s Boeing MD-11 aircraft between 11.12.04 – 7.1.05 and 9.2-2.4.05. The flights will depart Bangkok on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 and arrive at Helsinki at 15.25. The return flight will leave Helsinki on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 16.55 and arrive…