Mainland China

Xinhua Finance/MNI China Business Survey: Rebounds

SHANGHAI, China, March 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Xinhua Finance (TSE Mothers: 9399) and Market News International (MNI), a part of the news service line of Xinhua Finance, today announced the March Xinhua Finance/MNI China Business Sentiment Survey. The results of the survey indicate that overal...

2008-03-28 10:31 598

Significant Reductions in Mortality and Cardiovascular Events Shown Using Blood Pressure-Lowering Treatment in Those Aged 80 and Over

LONDON, March 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Lowering the blood pressure of elderly patients could cut their total mortality by a fifth and their rate of cardiovascular events by a third, according to a new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology in Chicago and published simultane...

2008-03-31 23:00 503

Corning Holds Grand Opening Ceremony for LCD Glass Plant in China

Beijing Plant Will Supply Panel Makers on the China Mainland CORNING, N.Y., March 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today (EST March 27) hosted a grand opening ceremony for the company’s new liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate manufacturing facility in th...

2008-03-28 09:00 620

Latest IPO Indicator Shows Slight Recovery After January’s Big Slide

HONG KONG, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Indicator Value Change February 2008: 305.0 January 2008: 293.6 Month-to-month change: 3.9% February 2007: 231.8 Year-to-year change: 31.6% (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200611140926.gif ) Highlights ...

2008-03-27 17:33 619

Motorola Brings Good(TM) Mobile Messaging 5 to Asia, Broadens Channel Distribution

Good(TM) products to be available directly from more than 10,000 global value-added resellers (VARs) through Motorola's PartnerSelect Program SINGAPORE, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today made it easier for businesses to get a complete, integrated mobile comput...

2008-03-28 01:11 722

‘.Asia’ Go Live Kicks off: Millions of High Value Domains Still Available on First-Come-First-Served Basis

DotAsia Announces ‘Hot or Not’ Contest, Invites Everyone to Participate! ‘Cyberport.Asia’ Launches to exemplify Hong Kong as Asia’s World City HONG KONG, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- DotAsia Organisation announces Go Live of the ".Asia" registry, signifying the start of first-come-first...

2008-03-26 00:00 590

Vitasoy Acquires Unicurd Food in Singapore

Strategic Move to Tap the Growing Soyfood Product Market HONG KONG, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Vitasoy International Holdings Limited ("VIHL", "Vitasoy" or "the Group"; SEHK: 0345), a Hong Kong-based manufacturer and marketer of non-carbonated beverages and food, today announced that, ...

2008-03-27 14:41 960

Touchmedia Raises in Excess of 100 Million RMB

SHANGHAI, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Touchmedia announced today that they had completed their second round of financing, led by TLC capital, at the end of January, raising over 100 million RMB. Other investors included LG Investment, Mustang Ventur...

2008-03-28 09:36 738

Bombay Sapphire(R) Introduces Revelation

- A US$1 Million Collection of Five Luxury Spirits Bottles LONDON, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Bombay Sapphire, the world's leading premium gin, has inspired three prominent names in luxury and design -- Baccarat, Garrard and Karim Rashid -- to create Revelation, five handmade crystal b...

2008-03-27 08:00 1037

Global Payments Reports Third Quarter Earnings

ATLANTA, March 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) today announced results for its third quarter ended February 29, 2008. For the third quarter, revenue grew 19 percent to $310.6 million compared to $260.4 million in the prior year. Excluding the favorable impact of a no...

2008-03-28 04:01 376

Novelis Korea Announces Alloying Element Surcharge for Industrial Products Applications

SEOUL, South Korea, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Novelis Korea today announced it will implement a new alloying element surcharge for its aluminum products in response to the rising costs of alloying ingredients. The surcharge will apply to aluminum products for all industrial applica...

2008-03-27 02:51 549

interzum guangzhou 2008 Opens to Furniture and Woodworking Industry Professionals

50,000 Visitors to Gather at Asia’s Largest Furniture Fair SINGAPORE, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Organized by Koelnmesse GmbH and China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), interzum guangzhou 2008 opens today at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou. From 27 to 30 March ...

2008-03-27 09:00 883

Michael Weinig Successfully Implements Abas ERP

HONG KONG, March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ABAS Business Solutions (PRC) Ltd. announced today that the Company's ABAS ERP system has been successfully implemented in Michael Weinig (Yantai) Machinery Co. Ltd. (Weinig China). Founded in 1996, Weinig China is a 100% German subsidiary of M...

2008-03-27 09:00 662

Otis Recognized as Leader in Service Quality in China

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The China Association for Quality Promotion (CAQP) has recognized Otis Elevator Company as a leading service provider in China for its consistent national service model, standardized processes and best-in-class response time. Otis is a u...

2008-03-26 19:00 743

Columbian Financial Group Selects FIS Software's Flagship Policy Administration System, ALIS!

LONDON, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- FIS Software is pleased to announce that Columbian Financial Group (CFG) in Binghamton, NY has selected ALIS as its strategic policy administration platform. CFG will utilise ALIS to support its new business initiatives as well as its in-force policies. AL...

2008-03-27 08:42 639

XFMedia Traffic Radio Channel Car Owner Club in Guangdong Expands to 80,000

BEIJING, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- XFMedia (Nasdaq: XFML), a leading media group in China, announced that membership of its Traffic Radio Channel Car Owners Loyalty Club in China's rich southern province of Guangdong has grown to 80,000 since its establishment in January 2007. The club was...

2008-03-26 18:00 692

Global Payments Announces Agreement for 'Pay in Your Currency' Service for HSBC Merchants in China

HONG KONG, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services, has entered into an agreement with Planet Payment (LSE AIM: PPTR and PPT), a leading international, multi-currency payment and data processor, to offer Pay ...

2008-03-26 00:00 1195

Edgar, Dunn & Company Announces Lance Blockley as New CEO, Managing Director

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), a leading independent global financial services and payments consultancy, announced today the appointment of Lance Blockley as new CEO and Managing Director who will serve from the firm's Sydney office. "Lance's...

2008-03-26 18:00 601

March Consumer Confidence Rebounds, Encouraged by the National People's Congress and Political Consultative Conference

SHANGHAI, China, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Xinhua Finance eziData China Consumer Confidence Index (CCCI) was updated today, with the survey results showing that, despite of the negative influence of the high rising prices and falling stock market, Chinese consumer confidence rebounded by...

2008-03-26 12:09 804

DARA BioSciences, Inc. Announces New Officer and Director Appointments

RALEIGH, N.C., March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- DARA BioSciences(TM) (Nasdaq: DARA) announced today the appointment of John Didsbury, Ph.D. as President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Didsbury has served as DARA's Chief Scientific Officer since November 2006. Dr. Didsbury previously served as...

2008-03-26 04:55 910