Banking/Financial Service

More than 60 Countries Form New Global Alliance to Increase Access to Financial Services

Alliance for Financial Inclusion brings together central banks and others representing nearly 70 percent of world's unbanked; network will develop and implement policies to reach millions across developing world NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Nearly 100 central bankers and ot...

2009-09-14 15:00 611

TowerGroup Research Ranks Travelex Industry Leader in Payment Solutions for the Small-Medium Enterprise Market

Increasing Demand for Global Payments Innovation among SMEs Worldwide Travelex is Premier Partner to Banks and Financial Institutions HONG KONG, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --Travelex Global Business Payments, a leading provider of international payments and foreign exchange solutions, to...

2009-09-14 09:00 547

WI Harper, a Leading Venture Capital Firms, and WISeKey, a New Champion of the World Economic Forum, Announced Today in Dalian, China, a Deal to Establish a Joint Venture in China

GENEVA and DALIAN, China, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In a bid to bring leading digital identity solutions to China's large and quickly developing economy, WISeKey and WI Harper, one of China's most successful venture capital firms, today signed a letter of intent to collaborate on developing ...

2009-09-14 06:32 636

USA PAVILION Store Launches

SHANGHAI, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The USA Pavilion Committee announced today the launch of its on-line store for clothing and accessories with the USA Pavilion logo. Launched at http://usapavilion2010store.com , the store offers dozens of items which can be shipped anyplace around the wor...

2009-09-14 22:00 309

Himfr.com Compares Three Kinds of Water Heaters

BEIJING, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, compares the overall performance of three kinds of water heaters. Household water heaters include gas water heater and volume storage-type ele...

2009-09-11 22:00 414

Ocean Blue's CI+ 'Turbo' software passes the test!

BRISTOL, United Kingdom, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Ocean Blue Software's CI+ has been enhanced with extra features and has been verified with the SmarDTV interoperability test kit. Since 2008, Ocean Blue Software has been working closely with the CI Plus LLP (previously CI+ Forum) t...

2009-09-14 09:00 560

Korn/Ferry Appoints Jimmy Ho as Office Managing Director for Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Jimmy Ho has been appointed as Managing Director of its Hong Kong office. He assumes the role from Mike Bekins, who is Regional Market Lea...

2009-09-11 09:00 787

Producer and Manufacturer Response Needed for New Research Initiative: Correlating Plant Performance to Business Performance

MESA International and Cambashi Request Participation CHANDLER, Ariz., and CUMMAQUID, Mass., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a difficult global economy, companies are seeking every lever in their production plants to keep business performance high so they survive to thrive in the upturn. To fin...

2009-09-11 15:23 634

Lihua International Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

DANYANG, China, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Lihua International, Inc., (Nasdaq: LIWA) ("Lihua" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese producer of superfine and magnet wire, today announced that it closed its previously announced public offering of 2,300,000 shares of common stock and an addition...

2009-09-11 04:01 402

FUQI International, Inc. Announces Participation in Susquehanna's Third Annual Beijing Management Summit

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- FUQI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUQI) today announced that the Company will participate in the Susquehanna Financial Group Third Annual Beijing Management Summit, held September 16-17, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt in Beijing, China. Management's partic...

2009-09-11 00:32 490

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Assumes Full Ownership of The Peninsula Chicago

HONG KONG, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) today confirmed that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HSH Chicago, Inc. has entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with Tower Summit LLC, whereby HSH purchased the remaining 7.5% of the ownersh...

2009-09-10 10:09 449

RICS to 'Value' Sustainability

Valuation Information Paper -- Sustainability and Commercial Property Valuation HONG KONG, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As an important step towards embedding sustainability as a core consideration in the valuation process, RICS is issuing an Information Paper on Sustainability and Commerc...

2009-09-10 18:14 568

Fortinet Appoints Erica Liu as Major Account Manager in Hong Kong and Macau

Move to Strengthen Fortinet's Position in the Enterprise Channel HONG KONG, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Fortinet(R) -- a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Erica Liu has been appointed Major Ac...

2009-09-18 09:00 726

Asian Countries Cannot Afford To Ignore the Cost of Rheumatoid Arthritis

- Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Urgently Needed to Relieve Social, Economic and Personal Disease Burden - - New Initiative Launched to Highlight the Need to Reassess Treatment Approaches in Asia-Pacific Region - SINGAPORE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/...

2009-09-14 08:30 1016

Business Monitor International Announces Substantial Investment by Spectrum Equity Investors

LONDON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Business Monitor International Limited ("BMI"), a leading global provider of country risk analysis, macroeconomic forecasting and industry research, announced today that it has received a substantial, non-controlling equity investment from Spectrum ...

2009-09-11 07:00 743

Longtop Wins Contract with a Leading Insurance Company in China to Develop Supply Chain Management System

HONG KONG, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Longtop Financial Technologies Limited ("Longtop") (NYSE: LFT), a leading software developer and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China, today announced that it has signed a contract with a leading property insurance compa...

2009-09-14 20:00 542

China Haidian Announces 2009 Interim Results

New Business Direction Beginning to Bear Fruit Focusing on Creating Brand Portfolio and Expanding Sales Network HONG KONG, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Results Summary Six months ended June 30th (unaudited) HK$ 000' ...

2009-09-09 22:35 523

swissinfo.ch - Major Special on Swiss Records

BERN, Switzerland, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- No country builds more bunkers than Switzerland. Europe's longest glacier is in Switzerland. The Swiss are world champions in rail travel, recycling glass and eating chocolate. Switzerland holds many records. Some are disputed. And not all a...

2009-09-09 21:15 662

GlassesShop.com Announced Lens Index 1.499 Free

SHANGHAI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Founded in 2005, the online glasses selling website GlassesShop.com has formally announced the lens index 1.499 will be free of charge. "The purpose of this initiative is to deal with the global economic depression in order to promote a sales surge. I'm ver...

2009-09-09 22:00 783

GfK Asia Expands into Regional Optics Industry Following Partnership with Singapore Opticianry Practitioners (SOP)

GfK Singapore, the subsidiary of GfK Asia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Opticianry Practitioners (SOP), marking a new milestone in the local Optical Industry SINGAPORE, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GfK Singapore and the Singapore Opticianry Practitioners (S...

2009-09-10 10:00 454