Banking/Financial Service

Global Sources Announces Tender Offer

HONG KONG, Nov. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources Ltd. (Nasdaq: GSOL) today announced that it intends to commence an issuer tender offer before the end of November 2008, with expected completion before the end of December 2008, for 6.25 million shares, or approximately 13.4% o...

2008-11-13 14:10 1365

Global Sources reports third quarter results

Increased total revenue 11% and online revenue 19% compared to third quarter 2007 Maintained strong balance sheet with $183.2 million in cash and securities and no debt Second half 2008 online revenue expected to exceed 49% of total revenue and grow 24% compared to second half 2007 NE...

2008-11-13 14:10 1537

Record Number of Youth Dancing Worldwide to Take a Stand Against HIV and AIDS

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu Kicks off Live Connection AMSTERDAM, Nov. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- More than 50,000 young people will take a stand on the 29th of November during Dance4Life events in 19 countries. The worldwide Dance4Life movement is growing rapidly. This year 150,000 extra you...

2008-11-17 09:05 588

Panyu M&M Plans Import of Agriculture Equipment to China

FOSHAN, China, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- MyStarU.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MYST; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: TQF) announced today its subsidiary, Panyu M&M Import Export Co. Ltd.,(Panyu) has meetings with Hunan Province Agriculture Developments for plans to import a large amount of agric...

2008-11-11 22:28 1061

Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (OTC Bulletin Board: BCAHY; HKEx: 1114) Announces the Results of Special General Meeting Held on 11th November, 2008

HONG KONG, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS LIMITED (*) (Incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability) (Stock Code: 1114) RESULTS OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11TH NOVEMBER, 2008 The Board is pleased to announce that the ...

2008-11-11 20:57 769

ChipMOS REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2008 RESULTS

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: IMOS) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. All U.S. dollar figures in this release are based o...

2008-11-12 05:30 527

International VELUX Award 2008 Winners Announced

VENICE, Italy, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Three winners and eight honourable mentions were presented and honoured at an Award event in Venice. Reilly O'Neil Hogan from the US won first prize. Chinese Ruan Hao and Xiong Xing won second prize, and Dean MacGregor from Portugal took thir...

2008-11-11 18:00 1419

New City Residence Investment Corporation Shareholders’ Group Established

TOKYO, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tobias Josef Brown, Managing Director of UCL Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong), who is among the largest shareholders of New City Residence Investment Corporation (NCRI) holding about 8.3% of its stock, today announced the establishment of the NCRI Sharehold...

2008-11-11 17:00 706

InterAmerican Acquisition Group & China New Cities Development Announce Favorable Changes to Sing Kung Acquisition Terms

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- IAQG Public Shareholder Stake to be Doubled at Closing by: -- Reducing Sing Kung common shares outstanding; -- Adjusting conversion ratio for Sing Kung convertible preferred stock; and -- Lo...

2008-11-11 07:08 695

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. Announces Monthly Net Revenues

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE: ASX; TAIEX: 2311, "ASE" or the "Company"), announces its unaudited consolidated net revenues for October 2008. Consolidated net revenues (unaudited) Oct ...

2008-11-07 17:30 575

Xinhua Finance Limited (TSE: 9399) to Release Financial Results for the First Nine Months of 2008 on Friday, November 28, 2008

SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xinhua Finance Limited ("XFL", TSE Mothers: 9399; OTC: XHFNY), China's premier financial information provider, today announced that it will release financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 on Friday, November 28, 20...

2008-11-07 17:21 765

WI Harper Group Announced Hiring of Ellen Gao and Peter Peng as Principals

BEIJING, Nov. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WI Harper Group, the San Francisco-based China-focused venture capital firm, announced the hiring of two Principals as new additions to its Beijing team, i.e., Ellen Gao and Peter Peng. Ellen was the Chief Representative of Red Herring in China, pr...

2008-11-07 12:15 1764

It's Not Only the Economy: 'It's the Kids' Survival (Stupid)'

LONDON, Nov. 10, /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- - Remembering the Two Great Wars, London Lawyer Sends Wake-Up Call to the World's Governments and Learned Bodies International lawyer and world-affairs analyst, William Dunmore, (a grandfather and 2nd World War naval officer), has de...

2008-11-10 15:30 547

Global Payments Launches Mobile Payment Processing Solution for Merchants in Asia-Pacific

Pioneering Card Acceptance without Boundaries HONG KONG, Nov. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited ("Global Payments"), a joint venture between The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ("HSBC") and U.S.-based Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), has introd...

2008-09-25 09:00 834

Global Sources appoints Deputy CFO and announces June 2009 retirement for long-time CFO Eddie Heng

David Gillan, corporate finance expert, to assume CFO role HONG KONG, Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) has hired David Gillan as Deputy CFO, with a view to Gillan assuming CFO responsibilities upon current CFO Eddie Heng's retirement, which is scheduled ...

2008-11-06 15:00 1066

Colombia Brings Land of Flowers to New York City

-- 100,000 Flowers to be Handed Out to New Yorkers -- Flowers Foster Social Change in Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia, Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, New Yorkers may need a gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses. On November 17...

2008-11-06 20:45 1429

New Archiving Solution with SilverFast Archive Suite

KIEL, Germany, Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- LaserSoft Imaging(R) presents a unique solution for fast and easy archiving of slides, negatives and reflective originals. With the new SilverFast(R) Archive Suite you get a bundle of two programs: SilverFast Ai IT8 Studio and SilverFast HDR(R...

2008-11-06 06:33 1541

Ctrip a Repeat Winner of China’s Best Call Center Award

SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), a leading travel service provider of hotel accommodations, airline tickets and packaged tours in China, today announced that it has been awarded one of the "Best Call Centers of 2008" by Chin...

2008-11-05 18:00 2719

Banco Itau Holding Financeira S.A. Conference Call Rescheduled

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Banco Itau Holding Financeira S.A. (NYSE: ITU) wishes to advise that the conference call scheduled for November 5, 2008, was moved forward to November 4, 2008, due to the association between Itau and Unibanco (NYSE: UBB). The slides and ...

2008-11-05 10:53 1224

Conference Call: Itau and Unibanco Joint Venture

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Itau Unibanco Holding is pleased to invite you to participate in its conference call about the joint venture between Itau (NYSE: ITU) and Unibanco (NYSE: UBB). Presentation Pedro Moreira Salles CEO of Unibanco S.A. and Unibanco ...

2008-11-04 05:47 680