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Swedish MNCs continue to view Malaysia, Greater KL as ideal Asia investment place

Sweden and Malaysia’s ties as trade and investment partners go way back. In the 1960’s, the Swedish companies such as Volvo, Ericsson, Sandvik, Alfa Laval and Scania established themselves in Malaysia. The first car ever produced in Malaysia was a Volvo, made by Sweden at Volvo’s car producing plant in Shah Alam in 1967. In…

Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Sweden’s Monitor ERP System a proven key enabler for Southeast Asian manufacturers

If there’s one incontestable truth today in the global manufacturing ecosystem, is that it looks nothing like that of the past. It wasn’t long ago when manufacturers planned their production on assumptions supported by information originating from a linear supply chain. Product variables were limited, life cycles were long, and customer demand forecast variability was…

International School Bangkok (ISB) to Celebrate Creativity and Diversity in BACC Exhibition

International School Bangkok (ISB) is thrilled to announce the opening of its unique and dynamic exhibition in the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) from May 1 – 13, 2018.   Entitled “Color Now,” the ISB exhibition brings together a exceptional selection of art created and submitted by students during the 2017-18 school year. The…

Norwegian investors continue to put faith in Greater KL

Year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Norway. What began as a partnership between two oil and gas (O&G) producing country peers has now been extended to shipping (Wilhelmsen), fast-moving consumer goods (Jordan) and chemical paints (Jotun), among others. Norwegian investments in Malaysia to-date amounts to about RM19 billion in…

Avenir provides ’a shot in the arm’ for organizations determined to implement bold change

Owned and run by Swede, Tommy Bartshukoff and Irishwoman, Eithne Kennedy, Avenir is a Singapore-based business specialist practice, operating globally through a network of high-calibre consultants. Says Tommy Bartshukoff: “We have run consultancy projects across the world for global clients such as Ports America Group, Maersk, Pacific Basin Shipping and Kuehne & Nagel – to…

Eastern & Oriental Hotel’s Victory Annexe

With its brand new resurrected Victory Annexe (based on its 1930’s predecessor) the expanded legendary Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang (E&O Hotel) pays homage to a bygone era with stronger emphasis than ever before – precisely because of its combination of the Heritage Wing combined with this flagship addition. Housing a total of 122 sea-view…