Defence minister holds talks in Singapore and Bangkok

Sweden’s minister of defence, Ms Leni Björklund, visits Singapore and Thailand between 16 and 20 November.      In Singapore she will have talks on the 16th with her Singaporean colleague Teo Chee Hean and visit Changi Naval Base, a Flight Simulator Centre and the Armed Forces Centre for Military Experimentation.      The second day in Singapore includes…

Combat money laundering taught by Swedish specialists

Two economic crime investigators from Sweden recently taught colleagues from over 90 countries the basics of money laundering techniques at a workshop held at the UN regional headquarters in Bangkok. A third Swedish officer took part as a student.      “Teaching the basics was our goal with this session. The participants were for example taught how…

MAN B&W Diesel to transfer technology to Vinashin

Denmark’s MAN B&W Diesel A/S, a leading supplier of large diesel engines for ship propulsion systems, stationary power supply and rail traction, signed a contract on transferring ship manufacturing and assembling technology with the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) on November 8, in Hanoi.      The transfer will help Vietnam modernise its shipbuilding industry, raise the…

ECCO Manager from Thailand moving to factory in China

     In August 2004 ECCO began the construction of a new factory in Xiamen in the South-eastern part of China. The new factory is being built with help from Novo Nordisk engineering who has valuable experience from building several factories in China for Novozymes and Novo Nordisk.      “The factory should be ready for installing the first…

Nokia, AIS sign Deal for GSM Network

The deal was signed with Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation PCL., following a 2004 deal where AIS awarded Nokia a GSM Network expansion contract worth USD 22.0 Million. The contract follows better than forecasted growth to 16 million subscribers by the year’s end. ”Subscriber forecast is now revised…

Vietnam-Norway relations at new height

The visit took place on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. President Tran Duc Luong welcomed the Royal couple and highlighted the assistance of Norway to Vietnam during the resistance war as well as in the peaceful construction. For his part, Prime Minister Phan Van…

Allan Jensen leaves APV

Allan Jensen, one of the most respected businessmen in the Danish-Thai business community, has already left APV (Thailand) Ltd. since November 5, 2004, according to the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce on its website http://www.dancham.or.th.      Allan Jensen is a long time resident of Thailand who made his name as the Milkman from Muak Lek from his…