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Planned Event: 24.01.2018

Breakfast seminar with Norges Bank Investment Management - The Norwegian Oil Fund


Royal Norwegian Embassy and Malaysia Norway Business Council invite you
to join us for a breakfast seminar with Norges Bank Investment Management

The Norwegian Oil Fund

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, Norway’s “Oil Fund” is famously the world’s
largest sovereign wealth fund. Recently, the fund topped $1tn in assets for the first time, and
made headlines for its plans to advance responsible investment practices related to climate
change. The Norwegian Central Bank’s asset management unit – Norges Bank Investment
Management (“NBIM”) – manages the fund.

During this exclusive event, the Global Head of Special Mandates at NBIM, Sigmund Kyrdalen,
will discuss the organization of NBIM and the management of the fund.

Breakfast will be served from 8 am, followed by a presentation by Kyrdalen at 9 am.

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Planned Event: 25.01.2018

MNBC Water Hole Networking 25 January 7pm

Dear Members,

Please join us for the first Water Hole networking event of the year which will take place on:
Thursday the 25 January 2018 at 07:00 PM (19:00 hrs)

Venue:     The Norwegian ambassador's residence at

                  23 Lingkungan U-Thant (off Jln. U-Thant)
                  Kuala Lumpur

Each corporate member is entitled to bring up to five guests and individual members may bring two guests for the event.
As usual a casual affair with good food and free flow of soft drinks, beer and wine.
Kindly register before the 19 January with the names of your guests.
Looking forward to catching up on the 25 January.
All the best
Jorgen Torp


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Board Directorship / Representation

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Welcome to our website!


The “Norway in Malaysia” booklet is back!

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Jotun turns to DNV GL’s Veracity platform to optimize delivery of maritime coatings

Jotun is using DNV GL’s Veracity platform to combine external and proprietary data to optimize the delivery of its maritime coatings at port. Veracity creates an ecosystem where users can safely share data and link it to other quality assured datasets to extract value. In this case Jotun is using the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) dataset to ensure it has the right amount of product in the right place.

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Jotun Paints Invests More Than RM60mil in New Powder Coating Factory in Nilai


NILAI, NEGERI SEMBILAN – Leading Norwegian paint company, Jotun Paints (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd today inaugurated a new Powder Coating factory in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. The major paint manufacturer represented in over 100 countries made an investment worth RM60mil in this new facility, demonstrating its confidence in the local economy while further anchoring its presence in Malaysia. The new state-of-the-art Powder Coating factory will increase by more than double in production capacity and contribute to the company’s bullish ambition to increase market share.

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H.E. Hans Ola Urstad «the best Norwegian ambassador to Malaysia ever”


“Ambassador Urstad and the Norwegian embassy in KL have been a fantastisc support for the Norwegian business community in Malaysia”, says Jorgen Torp, the Chairman of Malaysia Norway Business Council. “During his almost 5 years as ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Urstad has opened doors for Norwegian companies aiming to invest in Malaysia and he has strongly contributed to creating an excellent environment for the companies which are already present in the country. His efforts have been greatly appreciated”.

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Charity Donation 2016

The 2016 MNBC Charity Donation was presented to Pertubuhan Wanita dan Kesihatan Kuala Lumpur (WAKE) during a reception at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence on the 02.06.2016. Thanks to the generosity of MNBC’s members and the Norwegian Embassy this year’s donation amounted to RM 30,000/-.

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PETRONAS has selected Jotun

PRESS RELEASE: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Sandefjord, Norway - PETRONAS has selected Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling system for two LNG vessels chartered from MISC. Advanced antifouling coatings and a full suite of performance measurement sensors will now be applied to Seri Amanah and Puteri Zamrud in a move that will increase vessel efficiency, substantially cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 10%.

Full press release here

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Norway-Asia Business Review

The Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce have joined hands in publishing Norway-Asia Business Review targeted at the Norwegian business community in South- and Southeast Asia. We are also happy to extend the geographic area to Northern Asia so we cover all of Far East. The first issue was out last month and was distributed to all participants at the summit in Singapore.

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Welcome to Malaysia Norway Business Council

The main aim of the Council is to provide a forum for discussion and exchanging views on business conditions, both domestic and international, affecting Malaysian and Norwegian firms. The Council is a non-profit making body; it is financed entirely from members' subscription, entrance fees and surpluses arising from specific activities.

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