Mainland China

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Crowned ‘Fund Administrator of the Year’ in Asia

SINGAPORE, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing, has been awarded the title of ‘Best Fund Administrator’ in Asia in The Asset magazine’s Triple A Transaction Banking Awards 2008. The Asset magazine is one of Asia’s leading monthly...

2008-03-11 17:10 377

Cognizant Sets up New Delivery Center in Argentina to Bolster Value to Customers

CIO of Kimberly-Clark formally inaugurates the new center TEANECK, N.J. and BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of global consulting, software, IT infrastructure and business process services, announced today the official ina...

2008-03-11 22:00 596

Super 8 China CEO Named ‘One of the Most Influential People in World Travel’

BEIJING, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Super 8(R) Hotels China CEO Mitchell A. Presnick has been recognized as one of the 33 most influential people in the global travel industry by Travel Weekly magazine, a leading U.S.-based travel industry publication. Travel Weekly stated that, "for...

2008-03-11 20:42 934

Founder of One of Asia's Biggest Milk Manufacturers, Mengniu Dairy Group, Challenges Chinese Companies to Make China a "Leader of Corporate Philanthropy"

One of China's foremost entrepreneurs speaks at Harvard Business School, and gives a bold new direction to China's culture of corporate philanthropy BOSTON, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Niu Gensheng, founder of China's biggest milk manufacturer and regarded as one of China's foremos...

2008-03-11 16:47 744

Concept Study of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell to be Presented at CeMAT 2008

SHANGHAI, China, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- At CeMAT 2008, the concept study of an ECE with a methanol fuel cell will be presented with many further product innovations at the Jungheinrich stand. Jungheinrich supports the further development of a research project on methanol fuel cells. How...

2008-03-11 12:13 708

Otis Wins Record Award in Europe

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), won a contract valued at $74 million with ECE Europa Bau- & Projektmanagement GmbH to supply and install elevators, escalators and moving walkways for 19 shopping centers pl...

2008-03-11 19:00 750

BusinessWeek and Architectural Record Announce 'Good Design Is Good Business' China Award Winners

NEW YORK, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- BusinessWeek and Architectural Record will honor building and planning projects that are reshaping modern China at the second biannual "Good Design Is Good Business" China Awards in Shanghai on May 23, 2008. A jury of editors has selected 13 projects, as...

2008-03-11 09:00 830

Todd Voigt Will Head Cohen & Steers' Hedged Real Estate Securities Strategies

NEW YORK, March 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) announced today that Todd Voigt, CFA, has joined the firm as senior vice president and portfolio manager. He will lead the creation of hedged real estate securities portfolios, including the firm's long/short global rea...

2008-03-11 05:35 810

Lutherans Help Rebuild Indonesian Fishing Town

CHICAGO, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Kuala Bubon, a fishing town in North Sumatra, Indonesia, can no longer be called a "sunken village." Washed away by a tsunami that struck three years ago, Kuala Bubon has risen again with concrete homes built on "pilings over water." The Dec. 26, ...

2008-03-11 04:37 611

WHO and China Call for Safer Food, Healthier Diets and Regular Exercise to Welcome 2008 Olympic Games in China

Joint Press Release from World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, P.R. China, and Beijing Food Safety Administration BEIJING, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the Chinese authorities introduced today a new health promotion campaign on ...

2008-03-10 17:58 518

PreCYdent Creates New Search Technology for Lawyers and Public

SAN DIEGO, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- PreCYdent, a start-up based in San Diego and Milan, Italy announced today that it has created a new legal research technology that is many times more effective at finding relevant case law than the decades-old Westlaw and LexisNexis. The search engine'...

2008-03-10 20:00 432

Praxair China Supplies Oxygen for Water Treatment Projects Serving Beijing Olympic Games

SHANGHAI, China, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Beijing Praxair Inc., an affiliate of Praxair China, has signed an oxygen supply contract with Beijing Drainage Group Co., Ltd (BDG). Under the contract, Praxair China will be the exclusive supplier of oxygen to three wastewater treatment plants i...

2008-03-10 14:57 690

Survey of Chinese Attitudes and Opinions Finds Excitement High for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with National Pride A Key Driver of China’s Euphoria

Overcrowding and Heavy Traffic Cited as Major Concerns BEIJING, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- With only two weeks remaining until the start of the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay and a little less than five months to go until the Opening Ceremony, a just-released online survey found enthusiasm a...

2008-03-10 17:37 926

Wyeth to Invest $280 Million to Build State-of-the-Art Nutritional Manufacturing Facility in China

MADISON, N.J. and SUZHOU, China, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) announced today that it is investing $280 million to build a state-of-the-art nutritional manufacturing facility in Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, China. The new facility will primarily produce inf...

2008-03-10 17:30 451

SITL Europe 2008: Germany Driving European Logistics

PARIS, March 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Germany has been the world's top exporting nation for the last five years. It shipped US$1.13 trillion worth of goods abroad in 2007. Therefore, it is no surprise that logistics is one of Germany's most important industries. Representatives from Invest ...

2008-03-10 10:00 776

Galderma Pharma, S.A. and ZARS Pharma, Inc. Extend Agreement to Cover Worldwide Rights for Pliaglis(TM)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Pharma, S.A. announces an agreement with ZARS Pharma, Inc. giving Galderma exclusive rights for all markets outside the USA and Canada for promotion and distribution of a novel topical anesthetic cream. This partnership follows an ag...

2008-03-10 08:14 771

Cowen Group to Acquire Latitude Capital Group

NEW YORK and HONG KONG, March 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Cowen Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: COWN) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Latitude Capital Group, a boutique investment bank headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in mainland China. The proposed business...

2008-03-10 08:49 842

avast! Celebrates 50,000,000th Registered User

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ALWIL Software a.s. is pleased to announce the registration of the fifty millionth (50,000,000th) user of the multi-award winning avast! antivirus. Commenting on reaching this milestone registration, Eduard Kucera, ALWIL Software a.s....

2008-03-08 01:11 584

dioVision(R) Auctions off Licenses for the Chinese Market

- Groundbreaking display technology for the Chinese mass market OBERRADEN, Germany, March 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, dioVision will auction off licenses for dioVision play for the domestic Chinese market. dioVision play is a completely new and flexible display t...

2008-03-07 19:29 644

Starwood on the Brink of its 900th Hotel as Growth Accelerates

With 500 Hotels and 120,000 New Rooms in the Pipeline, Starwood to Expand Around the Globe SHANGHAI, China, March 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) anticipates another year of extraordinary growth in 2008, building on the company’s record-setting s...

2008-03-07 12:32 1047