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Asean/Oceania export counsellors on tour

Trade consellors and export advisors from the Danish embassies in Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australien, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand will jointly visit five Danish cities from 10 -14 November this year.       The purpose of touring Denmark together is to create a broader focus on Danish opportunities in the Asean and Oceanian region as a…

Smedvig ordered to pay NOK 509 million on Balder dispute

Norway’s longest and most expensive court case ever finally came to an end late August, when Esso Norge AS agreed to accept compensation for a faulty production vessel.      The five-year case revolved around the production vessel Balder, which was built by Singapore’s offshore marine giant Keppel FELS Ltd. for Smedvig under a contract signed in…

Asian travel picks up after Sars

Just weeks after WHO declared the Sars epidemic over in early June, travel increased rapidly in the Asia Pacific region. But it will still take time to get back to normal numbers.      In June, travel in the Asia Pacific region was down 36 percent compared to June last year, according to the International Air Transport…

Norwegian Dinner Cruise in Singapore

The Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian Business Association Singapore are jointly organizing the annual dinner cruise on The Imperial Cheng Ho Friday 5 September.      Every first Friday of the months is otherwise usually Pub Night where members meet and network at Muddy Murphy’s Pub from 7 -9.30 p.m. Newcomers should look for the Norwegian…

Jebsen & Jessen SEA to enhance focus and quality

Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia (JJSEA) will on January 1 next year embark on a corporate realignment expected to sharpen its business focus and maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace.      “The group activities currently being conducted through its “Industrial” and “Process Engineering” regional business units (RBUs), with the exception of…

SingTel picks Ericsson as sole 3G system supplier

Singaporean telecom operator SingTel has chosen Ericsson as its as sole supplier for SingTel’s WCDMA, or third generation – 3G – mobile phone technology, system in Singapore.      The contract is valued at USD 125 million. The agreement with SingTel comprises a complete 3G system including core and radio access network.      In addition to infrastructure supply,…

Danes should not marry non-Danes

One year after the implementation of a new Danish immigration law, pressure is mounting on Danish Minister for Integration, Mr. Bertel Haarder to revise parts of a law approved by the Danish parliament in July last year, which prevents Danes who marry non-Danes abroad from returning to Denmark together.       Jens Witthofft Nielsen, Secretary General…

Norway’s half-year trade with major ASEAN countries slipped

Norway’s trade of traditional commodities (all commodities excluding ships and oil platforms, for exports also excluding crude oil, natural gas and condensates) with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia slipped in the first half of 2003, as compared to the same period last year.      From January to June 2003, the exports to Singapore saw a significant…