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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…

Swedish Embassy’s report on Malaysian automotive sector

Having been the largest automotive market in ASEAN for six consecutive years, Malaysia certainly has ample opportunities for Swedish companies in the automotive sector, especially automotive components.      The Commercial Section of the Embassy of Sweden, Kuala Lumpur has therefore recently produced a report covering the automotive sector in Malaysia. This report can be downloaded in…

Swedish companies in Malaysia online

A catalogue with Swedish companies operating in Malaysia has been produced by the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur. It is now made available for download as a pdf-file. This online version is constantly being updated, so the file should either be downloaded on a regular schedule – or accessed when needed.       Click here…

Writers take part in Gothenburg book fair

Five Vietnamese writers take part in the Gothenburg International Book Fair at Gothenburg, Sweden between 24 September and 3 October. The visit is arranged under a cooperation programme of the Vietnam-Sweden Fund for Cultural Exchange.      The Vietnamese writers are Nguyen Van Luu, Director of Literature Publishing House, Nguyen Huy Thiep and Le Minh Khue from…

Sweden trains senior North Koreans in market economy

Twelve North Koreans, six of whom are economy professors and the rest ‘coming’ forces in Pyongyang’s administration are currently in Hanoi learning how a market economy works.      The course, which ends this week, is set up by the Stockholm School of Economics’ Asian branches and led by senior Swedish academics.      When Sweden helped facilitate the…

Ericsson’s new CEO says financial crisis over

An almost hour-long talk with Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecom tycoon turned politician, was one of the highlights when Ericsson’s new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Carl-Henric Svanberg, visited Thailand 21 August.      “With his background he knows the industry well. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for deregulation of the telecom industry here and…