Thailand Scandinavian Companies,
Thai Scandinavian Manufacturers represent a small but noticeable
sector of the foreign owned companies in Thailand. Each of the
Scandinavian countries are represented individually in Thailand by their
own trade associations, Chambers of Commerce and of course their
respective embassies and consulates. Links to these sectors and
resources can be found below.
In recent months I have been following
closely the property market in Thailand. In particular the growth, or
lack of it, in the number of new property projects in Pattaya and
Jomtien. The following is part of an article about Thai Estate
Scandinavian Company who has ongoing property projects in Phuket, Hua
Hin and Pattaya. The article sums up clearly the plusses and the
pitfalls of foreign companies operating in Thailand.
Scandinavians in recent years have been
active investors in Thai property, but lately the big players have
become very hesitant about large-scale commitments, says Mr Lang.
Individual Scandinavians are still buying but are shying away from
anything costing more than seven to eight million baht.
The flow of Scandinavian property investment in Thailand started from
Sweden and later spread to Denmark and Norway.
Earlier people of these
countries generally bought resort properties in Spain and France but
over the past three to four years, aside from Thailand, they have
snapped up real estate in Turkey and Bulgaria but investment to the
former has now dropped off.
However, he noted that Thai-developed projects might not fly with
Scandinavian buyers given differences in cultures and tastes. ''The
problem, if we can say so, is that Thai people cannot sell to
Scandinavian people and Thai people don't understand the way
Scandinavian people think _ we don't want big walls, we don't want a
project that looks like a prison.'' Read the full article
Scandinavian property development in Thailand.