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India is Facing a Cancer Crisis
Apr 15, 2014  
India is currently facing a cancer crisis – reports a recent research carried out at the King’s college London, in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai.  The reasons estimated for this crisis comprise of increasing rates of smoking, unequal access to proper treatment and belated diagnosis.  ...
Microparticle Tags to Check Counterfeit Goods Invented
Apr 14, 2014  
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a new set of microparticles that can easily be read by smartphones and establish the authenticity of currency, electronic items and luxury goods.  This strategy is among those countless measures taken by big brands and companies to label their legitimate produ...
USFDA Approves Lupins Generic Diabetic Drug
Apr 10, 2014  
The United States Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) has finally approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc (LPI), the American subsidiary of Indian drug manufacturers Lupin Ltd, to sell Pioglitazone Tablets in the U.S market. The approval has been granted first for fiscal 2015.  Pioglitazone is a generic medicine used for managing diab...
Infrared Sensors can Soon Be Used to Develop Night-Vision Lenses - A New Discovery Confirms
Apr 8, 2014  
People who fear the dark may soon have a reason to rejoice – an infrared sensor that can eventually be used for mechanizing night-vision lenses has been developed. This effectively means that one can also see through dark with the help of these lenses.  This technology seems possible all due to graphene, a layer of tightly pa...
Ontarios thanks Sustainable Development Technology Canada for Clean Tech Ecosystem Movements
Apr 8, 2014  
Sustainable Development Technology Canada has leveraged an extra $2.2 billion in funding from project partners that also includes global clean technology companies.  Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is energizing and evolving the development and demonstration of a clean technology ecosystem. They are the vital contr...
A Simple Blood Test Could Predict the Risk of a Sudden Cardiac Death: Research
Apr 4, 2014  
LONDON: A simple blood test can now predict the risk of a sudden cardiac death, a research initiated by a lifespan researcher, Samuel C Dudley - from the Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island U.S, has revealed.  An early prediction of an ailing heart by the manes of only a simple blood test can hugely help physicists in saving a...
Eat Dark Chocolates to Reduce Weight and Blood Sugar Levels
Apr 3, 2014  
In a recent study aimed at evaluating the medicinal properties of cocoa, researchers were successful in discovering a type of antioxidant that can fight weight-gain and that can keep blood sugar levels in control. The tests were conducted on laboratory mice where it was found that a particular set of flavanoids, called as the oligomeric procyan...
Gas is used to Merge Prevailing Economic Activities
Apr 2, 2014  
Tanzania is now considered as Africa’s leading producers of the commodity. It is now following heavy discoveries of natural gas on/off shore reserves in the area.  Many industry sources say that within the next two years, Tanzania will see natural gas reserve rise from a figure of 46 million trillion cubic feet (tcf) to 200 m...
New Rice Genes Discovery Speculate Possibility of Next-Generation Super Rice
Apr 2, 2014  
Scientists at the Michigan Technological University have identified a set of genes that can allow the development of an innovative future-generation rice breed that would be tough enough to resist diseases and also handle stress that arise due to biotic issues such as infectious organisms and abiotic issues such as nutrient deficiency, salinity...
Beijing Sees a Fast Growing Heavy Smog Alert, says Polluting Industries in China
Apr 1, 2014  
Beijing – China’s high-polluting, energy hungry industries in the country continued to grow at a high rate in 2013 that put great pressures on the environmental conditions and other conservational factors worsening the air quality and country’s pollution level.   For long China has struggled to strike a strong bal...
U.S. Dairy Producers Enjoy Windfall in 2013 on Account of Growing Exports
Apr 1, 2014  
2013 has been anything but an exciting year for American farmers, with the exception of milk producers in the country. For milk producers in the United States, 2013 has been a windfall year mainly because milk prices soared during the year and feed cost prices saw a decline. At the same time, milk producers are expecting output to touch an all-...
Competition to Make Profit from China Food Boom Intensifies
Mar 28, 2014  
China, the world’s second-largest economy is projected to spend a whopping USD 1.75 trillion on foodstuffs by 2050. This presents a massive opportunity to agricultural nations across the world to gear up for a chance to make profits from this impending consumption boom in China. Competition between agricultural producers across the Americ...
British Food Export Sales Boosted by Scottish Salmon
Mar 27, 2014  
Exports of Scottish Salmon boosted export sales of the British economy by nearly 5% in 2013. Scottish salmon exports to the United States saw an increase of GBP 43 million, to touch GBP 199 million in 2013. Exporters reported that exports to China doubled with sales increasing from GBP 23 million to GBP 50 million. Scottish Salmon is a delic...
NASAs HIRISE Images Show Formation of Gullies on Mars Surface: Speculations about Presence of Water Rise
Mar 24, 2014  
In an exciting development in the mission to find traces of life or life-supporting elements on mars, a NASA satellite image has shown the formation of gullies on the planet, leading to speculations of the planet bearing water.  The image in conversation was taken showing the formation of a substantial new channel on a Martian slop...
For the First Time, Significant Decline Observed in American Pay-Television Sector
Mar 21, 2014  
Americans paying for television viewing through fiber services, cable networks, or satellite have declined in numbers. In 2013, the number of connections reportedly declined by over a quarter of a million, according to figures stated by SNL Kagan, a research firm. This marks the first every full-year slide in numbers in this industry. Market ex...
Amid Citi Scandal, Banorte - Mexican Bank Lent to Oil Company
Mar 20, 2014  
According to a source with knowledge of the matter told the news that Mexico’s third-largest and most popular bank named Banorte borrowed $40 million to the oilfield services company in Mexico. This lending of the money took place in the middle of the alleged fraud which in turn forced Citigroup to curb down its claimed profits of 2013.&n...
British Beer and Cider Industry Collaborate
Mar 20, 2014  
      The BBPA -  British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) joined hands with the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and National Association of Cider makers (NACM) to launch a brand new idea and strategy to boost UK beer and cider exports worldwide.  This move and strategy show positive results as the growth of t...
Revolutionary Miniscule Windmills to Recharge Cell phones
Mar 20, 2014  
Researchers at the university of Texas have come up with a revolutionary windmill with a generator that can charge mobile devices very easily. What’s more interesting is the size of the device-so miniscule that about 10 of such devices can easily fit in a space needed to fit a single grain of rice.  Technically speaking, the device i...
California Targets 3 Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products
Mar 19, 2014  
The Toxic Substances Control Department (DTSC) of California has announced its plans to initiate a new program that focuses on monitoring and regulating the use of toxic substances in consumer products.  The program, named “ Safer Consumer Products ”, is in the first installment of its implementation-names of the substa...
Energy Corridor has a New Restaurant with Familiar Owners
Mar 19, 2014  
  Manfred Jachmich and his partners Dinorah Barnes and Barry have opened their restaurant in Energy Corridor earlier this month. They have been veteran restaurateurs of Houston and with their latest venture in the new place of Energy Corridor the trio has invested about $500,000 in this new establishment. Urban Kitchen - the name giv...
Market Experts Consider Natural Gas to Grow Fastest of All Energy Sources Until 2035
Mar 18, 2014  
If estimates of market experts are to be believed, natural gas is likely to emerge as the fastest growing source of energy used up until 2035. Analysts predict that the global consumption of energy is slated to grow at 1.9% on annual on an average. These details were encapsulated in a report titled the BP Energy Outlook 2035.  The ...
U.S Inbound Travel Revenues Reach Record Heights in 2013
Mar 14, 2014  
In a recent economic report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), it was revealed that the U.S. travel and tourism industry has witnessed record break revenue of $180.7 billion in 2013. This is a figure more by almost 9 percent than what were the industry’s revenues in the year 2012.   However, according ...
The 30th Korea International Medical and Hospital Show Begins
Mar 13, 2014  
SEOUL, South Korea, March 13, 2014: The Korea International Medical and Hospital Show (KIMES) for this year has begun today at COEX in Seoul. The event is dedicated in focusing on the growth, development and future prospects of the country’s medical and health-care industry.  The event is funded by the country’s health ...
Chinese Company to Undertake Massive Railway Project in Sri Lanka
Mar 12, 2014  
Sri Lanka has awarded the contract for a critical railway line project to a Chinese company. The project that is valued at USD 600 million comprises the development of second and third stages of the railway line project in Sri Lanka, according to the top ranking official from the Sri Lankan transport ministry. This information was share...
Italian Cement Giant to Expand Operation in AEC Region
Mar 11, 2014  
Italian cement giant Italcementi is planning to integrate the Southeast Asian markets by basing its production unit in Thailand when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes in force by 2015.  The AEC is being formed with a vision to transform ten Southeast Asian countries- Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, ...
US Chipmaker Freescale Loses 20 Employees Onboard Malaysian Airlines Flight
Mar 10, 2014  
American chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor has said that 20 of its employees were travelling in the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared off the coast of Vietnam. A company spokesperson said that these employees were engaged in sophisticated work at Freescale. The airplane had 239 passengers on board MH370. While most of these engineers f...
Global Concerns Rise over the Discovery of Four New Man-Made Ozone-Damaging Chemicals in the Upper Atmosphere
Mar 10, 2014  
A new study reports the discovery of four new man-made chemicals with the capability of destroying the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere. If the concentrations of these chemicals keep increasing in the atmosphere, the current rate of recovery of the ozone hole may also hamper.  Ever since an international treaty, called the Montr...
Solar Power Generation Reaches Record High in the U.S. in 2013
Mar 6, 2014  
Solar power accounted for an even larger share in the total volume of electricity generated in the United Sates in 2013. According to a latest report published by the Solar Energy Industries Association along with GTM Research suggests that this form of energy is increasingly becoming a part of the main stream U.S. power grid.  So,...
Reynolds focus on Lorillard tobacco bid
Mar 5, 2014  
U.S. tobacco giant - Reynolds American has stated a bid for its biggest rival Lorillard in the market. This bid has set quakes on the global tobacco market that is already being remodeled by declining smoking rates and growth of electronic cigarettes.   Lorillard shares closed at 9.3 percent at $53.61 early Monday, giving a market ...
Ecommerce to be New Growth Driver in Chinese Economy
Mar 4, 2014  
Chinese ecommerce companies are set to make it big in the coming years with the market for ecommerce in China likely to grow to a whopping value of USD 8.17 trillion by 2020. This is what the vice-president of Alibaba estimates.  China has largely been an export oriented society and it is online retail that is currently enabling th...
Protect fruits from QFF flies
Mar 3, 2014  
Queensland Fruit fly (QFF) is considered to be one of Australia’s intensely serious insect pests affecting the horticultural industry in the Central Tablelands and beyond.  The Central Tablelands Local Land Services are knee-deep into testing a QFF monitoring program associated with the horticulturists in the Orange area. The...
Australian Companies Post Higher Profits Beating ExpectationsAustralian Companies Post Higher Profits Beating Expectations
Feb 28, 2014  
Several large companies in Australia have beaten expectations by posting higher earnings and profits than expected. This is being regarded as one of the most positive reporting sessions since the last couple of years.  The reporting session of February wrapped up with over 50% of the listed companies in Australia posting profits o...
NASA Announces Discovery of 715 New Planets Outside Solar System
Feb 27, 2014  
      A new discovery by NASA scientists is proving that our solar system is more hospitable and crowded than we earlier perceived it to be. On Wednesday NASA confirmed that it had discovered 715 new planets located outside of our solar system. The discovery was made using a special planet-hunting telescope called Kep...
Airports in Bulgaria handled nearly 7M Passengers in 2013
Feb 25, 2014  
Various airports in Bulgaria set a record number in the year 2013 handing almost 7M international flight passengers. The growth number was increased by 4% growth as compared to its previous year.  However, according to the Bulgarian Airline Association’s head Svetoslav Stanulov, the airlines industry still has many lingering ...
China Considers Africa as a Top Emerging Investment Destination
Feb 25, 2014  
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd recently announced that it has signed an agreement on January 29 with the Standard Bank Group Ltd. As part of this agreement, the former would acquire a 60% share in the business of Standard Bank Plc which is a London-based business engaged in dealing with stocks, commodities, currencies, as well ...
Australia's NHMRC Finds No Direct Correlation Between Wind Farms and Health Problems
Feb 24, 2014  
A recent review by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has concluded that there no reliable evidence can be established between the existence of wind farms and health problems among residents around these installations. The NHMRC is Australia’s topmost medical authority and it had initiated the review in respons...
Las Vegas Sands Optimistic About Casino Culture in Japan, Ready to Invest USD 10 Billion
Feb 24, 2014  
The world's largest gambling company according to market value-Las Vegas Sands Corp-has recently said that it is ready to invest up to USD 10 billion in Japan. The latter is projected to be the second-largest market for casinos in Japan. The word comes from Las Vegas Sands billionaire CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson who said that the c...
Synthetic Chemicals in Food Packaging and Storage Materials Could Harm Consumer Health
Feb 20, 2014  
According to a paper published by environmental scientists in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the synthetic chemicals that are used for storing and packaging edibles can seep into these products. This aspect can potentially harm the long-term health of consumers. These concerns have surfaced despite the fact that most chemi...
Chinese Automaker & French Govt. to Inject Capital into Struggling Peugeot Citroen
Feb 19, 2014  
The French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën has been struggling for some time now. However, the company could soon see better days with Chinese auto manufacturer Dongfeng Motor and the government of France deciding to inject capital into the struggling automaker. The announcement was made by on Wednesday by Dongfeng as it filed in Hong Kong. ...
In-Vitro Pregnancies Reach Record High in 2012
Feb 18, 2014  
In the U.S., the number of pregnancies achieved using medical technology has hit a record high in 2012. Figures indicate that nearly 2 out of every 100 babies born in the United States were conceived with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques and other similar techniques.  These were the findings of a new study that was released ...
American Scientists Successfully Grow Lungs in Laboratory
Feb 17, 2014  
American scientists have succeeded in growing human lungs in a laboratory. This is being regarded as a milestone in regenerative medicine that could help ease the problems currently faced owing to shortage of organ donors. With thousands of people worldwide dying for the want of an organ, medical researchers strive to find the right kind of tec...
Google Acquires Sound-Authentication Start-up SlickLogin for Undisclosed Amount
Feb 17, 2014  
Internet giant Google has announced the acquisition of SlickLogin, a start up based on Israel that specializes in sound-wave based user identification for websites. This technology works by creating an almost silent sound that’s uniquely generated through the speakers of the user’s computer. This sound data is collected by an app th...
Obama Administration Takes Close Steps In Approving Keystone XL
Feb 10, 2014  
Jack Gerard - the President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute appreciated the outcome of the Keystone XL pipeline stated by the Department of State’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and alleged that the Keystone XL pipeline is safe for the environment.  It took him five years, five federal reviews, plent...
High End Catering Business in China Registers Growth Rates that are Lowest in 21 Years
Feb 10, 2014  
2013 saw the catering sector in China witnessing tepid growth, which experts believe is the lowest in 21 years. According to figures available from the Chinese catering sector, it grew at a rate of only 9% under the impact of the Chinese government’s frugality measures. These observations were made in an industry report published by the C...
Heavy Bouts of Winter Found to Adversely Impact the American Economy
Feb 7, 2014  
In an interesting observation by Bank of America’s head of global rates and currencies David Woo, weather conditions have a bearing on financial markets in the United States. He says that the colder the weather, the slower is the economy of the country. Woo said that he found a correlation of 48% between the temperature patterns in the U...
China Offers Telecom Licenses to More Private Players
Feb 3, 2014  
The Industry and Information Technology Ministry of China further opened up the country’s telecom sector to private players as it provided licenses for the resale of mobile services to eight more private players. Firms that have received the licenses include retail and ecommerce giants such as Suning and Gome. With the receipt of ...
Dubai-Based Construction Firm Arabtec to Recruit 10,000 Youth Across Middle East
Feb 3, 2014  
Arabtec, the Dubai-based construction firm has put on the table its ambitious recruitment plans in the coming months. The firm has said that it plans to hire nearly 10,000 youth in and around North Africa and the Middle East to meet the demands of its rapidly expanding operations. The massive recruitment spree will be kicked-off with...
Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) installs DiamondCheck technology for members
Jan 31, 2014  
Reuven Kaufman – The President of the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of the New York announced that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has been catered the new DiamondCheck machine that is used to determine whether the stones were synthetic or natural. This overall drill is done without any charge by the union or club members.  ...
Zynga Cuts Jobs, Acquires Mobile Game Maker Natural Motion to Turnaround Profits
Jan 31, 2014  
Zynga, a leading worldwide provider of social games, has announced that it is purchasing NaturalMotion, a company that has earned much fame for its mobile games such as Clumsy Ninja and CSR Racing. The company also announced that it would be cutting nearly 15% of its workforce in an effort to turn around its profits. The company pushed ...
Slumping Demands In Canon Digital Cameras Brings Down Profit Sales In Japan
Jan 29, 2014  
As Consumers Are Constantly Turning To Smartphones For Taking Pictures, Japan’s Canon Missed On Its Full-Year Profit Target Due To Slumping Demand For Its Digital Cameras.    According To The Company’s Comment Earlier Today, The Net Profit Rose 2.6 Percent Last Year To About 230.5 Billion Yen ($2.2 Billion) But Unfor...
China Set to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on American and Korean Imports
Jan 28, 2014  
  The Chinese Commerce Ministry has said on Thursday that the country is set to levy provisional anti-dumping duties on U.S. and Korean imports of solar-grade polysilicon. According to officials, the anti-dumping duty will come into effect from July 24 this year. As part of this decision, Chinese enterprises importing solar-grade polysi...
Fruit Fly threatens $4 billion export industry
Jan 28, 2014  
  New Zealand’s fourth largest export earner mainly depends on the fruits and vegetables. However, according to recent news, this industry is undergoing a long nervous wait after the insect was trapped and collected from a nearby port named Whangarei’s port last week. The insect has formally been identified as a single Queen...
Nigeria Witnesses a Gloomy Forecast in the Consumer Industry for the Year 2014
Jan 27, 2014  
According to a Renaissance Capital report released yesterday, the consumer companies are likely to witness a full recovery in 2014 after most of the challenging year like 2012 and 2013 in the field of consumer goods and packaging. The companies will face minimal improvement in the coming years ahead.   This calls for the operators ...
Anahata - Software Company offers services in Melbournes Travel Industry
Jan 16, 2014  
The travel industry plays an important role in the economy of Melbourne and its surrounding environments. Many people residing in the country of Australia fantasize to flock to different parts of the world including those that are tourist centric during the holidays and weeks to engage and relax in extracurricular activities.  All ...
ValveSteam Machines Slash out the Gaming Industry with its Technology
Jan 15, 2014  
Today’s generation recognizes ‘Valve’ as the heart of the machines in the gaming world. It is the most unpredictable and surprisingly the best name in the video game market.  The Valve is undoubtedly the biggest names in the gaming world because of its innovative gaming technology and unorthodox strategies. Last y...
Sensex trades low, but metal stocks shine
Jan 14, 2014  
  After the Monday’s rally, the stocks in the markets have taken some breather as they were seen flat today morning. Sensex was recorded to be almost at 21,134, while Nifty increased by 2 points in 6,274.   Most of the Indian stocks tracked with the Asian markets were down 2 percent with the Japanese stocks.  Mayur...
Growing High Demands are Set in the Forestry Products
Jan 13, 2014  
This world is becoming a single market place. It has interdependent systems, consumers responding to various conditions and queries, and consumption of goods and services in the best of interest, and therefore, we no longer require or compete in a local economy.  We have moved quite ahead of the global financial crisis situation th...
TechSci Research: Tyre Sales in Saudi Arabia are likely to grow at 12% CAGR till 2018
Jan 9, 2014  
The tyre market in Saudi Arabia is all set to expand and grow at the CAGR of 12% between the years 2013-2018. This growth is due to the constantly increasing demands in the automotive sales which are coupled with certain growing demands in the brand new tyres and the tyre replacement markets. This statistic was reported by TechSci Research - Sa...
Studies Prove that High-Dietary Fiber may Forefend Asthma
Jan 8, 2014  
Asthma - the common inflammatory condition that contracts the fluent airways of the lung has drastically increased in several westernized countries since the 1960s; however, it is still not common in the less well-developed countries such as Africa, where an abundant supply of vegetables and fruits forms the bigger chunk of the regular diet.&nb...
Good News for Chinese SMEs: China to Set Up Private Banks as Part of Pilot Project
Jan 6, 2014  
Small enterprises in China have been cash-strapped and in need of help from the government. Chinese authorities have done just that by approving a pilot scheme that will pave the path for setting up anywhere between three and five private banks in the country. This move by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will ensure that the cash...
Fords Much Anticipated Solar-Power Car to be Displayed at Las Vegas Show
Jan 3, 2014  
  The Ford Motor Company will unveil its much anticipated solar car at the International CES gadget show to be held at Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, 2014. The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept has been modeled to offer performance that is at par with a plug-in electric hybrid, but it doesn't require a plug as it draws energy directly from it...
MIT Researchers Efforts in Developing 3D Scanners to Capture Clear Images in Dark Conditions
Jan 3, 2014  
Capturing 3D scans in the low-light or dark conditions were impossible in the bygone days. Microsoft’s first laser system called Kinect was the best device on the market in terms of taking 3D scans in dim conditions. However, the sensor of the Kinect was quite incapable of searching the subject in the dark room, for which it had to be ...
Mining School Plays a Pivotal Role to Help Revive Malaysia’s Tin Industry
Jan 3, 2014  
The University of Exeter's Camborne School of Mines (CSM) signed a deal with the representatives from the Malaysian state of Perak to help them revive the mining industry in Malaysia.  This mining school that was started in Camborne will play a major role in this international collaboration. Perak - situated to the north of Kuala Lum...
Brazil Seeks More Profit in the Fertilizer Investments
Jan 2, 2014  
According to the president of Abiquim, the chemical industry association, the Brazilian’s chemical fertilizer industry sector could have major trouble in gaining substantial investments in the near future.  Fernando Figueiredo argued that the cost of the investment in the state of Brazil is about 25 percent which is higher th...
Chrysler Is Now an Italian Company with Fiat Gaining 100% Ownership
Jan 2, 2014  
Fiat, the leading Italian car maker announced on Wednesday that it has finalized a deal to take complete ownership of American automaker Chrysler. The USD 4.35 billion deal will also comprise the retiree health care fund of the United Automobile Workers.  The deal is expected to draw to a final close around January 20, and will see...
Amazon.com Reports Sale of 37 Million Items in 2013 Holiday Shopping Season
Dec 30, 2013  
For the last two months or so, much has been said and written about the anticipated customer behavior this holiday season. Now that most of the holiday season shopping has come to an end, Amazon.com unveiled sales statistics from the 2013 holiday season. However, before we move on to the sales figures made public by the company, it is also impo...
Wipro Flags New M2M Partnership with Tele2
Dec 27, 2013  
India’s massive IT giant company Wipro announced its partnership with Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 regarding the enhanced development of new telecommunications products and services for the M2M market. Earlier, in November, the company announced their plans to launch an M2M business in the global competitive market and become leader...
China Prepares to Open its Skies to the General Aviation Industry; Small Jet Makers to Benefit from Move
Dec 27, 2013  
As China’s new rich class continues to rise, the sight of super luxury cars on the country’s streets is becoming common. But the ultimate symbol of luxury and power-a private jet-still hasn’t caught up among the country’s affluent because of the right regulatory environment that prevails in China. This is despite the ...
Chinese Anti-Corruption Drive Shows Results as Sales of Lavish Food Gifts Dip
Dec 26, 2013  
The Chinese government’s anti-graft drive seems to be showing results this festive season. According to the latest reports in Chinese state media, there has been a marked downslide in the number of luxury food gift boxes being gifted in China in 2013. The Communist Party’s crackdown on corruption is obviously having an impact on con...
China to Begin Construction of 6 Million Affordable Housing Units; Aims at 2014 Completion
Dec 24, 2013  
It seems that China is keen on keeping up its efforts to give its citizens access to more affordable housing. As part of this plan, citizens can expect millions of more affordable residential units. Officials also said that in 2014, China will continue to stand by its currently imposed property market control measures. According to new ...
Costa Coffee Hopes to Double Annual Sales with New Self-Service Machines
Dec 20, 2013  
Britain's leading coffee chain Costa Coffee isn't content with just rapidly expanding its stores in the national and international market. The coffee giant is now aiming at making inroads into the self-service market with an army of self-service machines created by Italian designers and enabled by Atomhawk—the company credited for the Pot...
Toshiba Plans Higher Share of North American Market Using Chennai Facility as Exports Base
Dec 20, 2013  
Toshiba Machine Co Ltd, a manufacturer of injection presses, has expressed its plans to expand capacity at its factory in India that it had acquired in 2012. With expansions underway, the company will use the factory as an export business base for markets such as North America. It will initially primarily export small-sized hydraulic machines, ...
Two Ten Footwear Foundation announced Amazon Fashion as the Title Sponsor for Footwear Cares
Dec 19, 2013  
The Two Ten Foundation announced that Amazon Fashion is made the new title sponsor for the month of April 2014 - the second Annual Footwear Cares.  During this inaugural year, the Two Ten’s Footwear Cares program brought together 68 different footwear companies from across the world and over 3,000 footwear volunteers as the indust...
Kreata Global buys Flamingos Media at a discreet amount
Dec 19, 2013  
The most renowned Facebook-preferred marketing developer - Kreata Global Digital Media Services Ltd, has successfully acquired a start-up company, Flamingos Media Private Ltd, at an undisclosed amount. Flamingos Media Private Ltd is situated at the Kochi Startup Village.  Kreata Global offers a wide range of services including social me...
Acktar Ltd., announces the Black-Light-Absorbing coatings
Dec 18, 2013  
ACKTAR Ltd. claims that its black coatings are excellent performers in the industry of lasers and optics as they are now incorporated into one of the leading optics simulation software packages. These black coatings are the only coatings that deliver reflectance of <1% from EUV thru VIS-NIR-MWIR to LWIR. They also offer light absorbing perfo...
CRISIL: CERC Norms Hit Profitability of Power Utilities
Dec 18, 2013  
The draft tariff guidelines for 2014-2019 formed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission for power utilities now have the potential to minimize the comprehensive annual profits of CRISIL-rated utilities by Rs 1,400 crore. This profit was reduced by almost 7 per cent during the last fiscal. CRISIL believes that the norms will not aff...
Dow Chemical Co. separates out from the Chlorine Business
Dec 16, 2013  
Dow Chemical Co. is now including its universal epoxy units and business in PVC production. Epoxy units are used to make feedstocks. The company has spun off its most significant portion of the chlorine value chain and emerged into this business with a value of $5 billion annual sales, with 11 manufacturing sites and almost 2,000 employees on b...
Spa Naturelle launched a new Apple Stem Cell Therapeutic Treatment
Dec 16, 2013  
Adriana Johnson, the owner of the Spa Naturelle – a refreshing and holistic skincare boutique situated in Newton introduced the advanced Apple Stem Cell Skin Rejuvenation treatment. On the 1st of December, she first demonstrated this service at her spa and within her one-year anniversary Open House tenure she launched this treatment globa...
GCC petrochemicals reached US$97.3 billion, in 2012, according to the GPCA report
Dec 13, 2013  
Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz inaugurates the 8th GPCA Annual Forum in Dubai. This is the 2012 edition of the priceless Facts & Figures industry reference.    From the previous year’s figure – US$3.2 billion...
China Cites GMO Strain, Rejects Fifth Corn Cargo from U.S. This Month
Dec 13, 2013  
China continues to keep a strict control on imported products. The latest case in point is the 59,100-ton corn cargo from the United States that was rejected saying that it contained a genetically-modified strain of corn that the country has not approved for import thus far. Three more corn cargos that follow this rejected cargo are also likely...
Carrefour to Buy Dozens of Shopping Malls in $2.8 Billion Deal
Dec 13, 2013  
French multinational retailer Carrefour has inked a $2.75 deal with Paris-based mall operator Klepierre wherein the former, along with right other investors, will purchase 127 malls in France, Spain and Italy.  The retail giant is already in ownership of 45 malls in France, whereas the new shopping centers will come under the aegis of a...
Holden to Cease Manufacturing Operations in Australia by End of 2017
Dec 11, 2013  
General Motors (GM) subsidiary Holden has decided to exit manufacturing operations in Australia-a 65-year journey that will culminate with closure by the end of 2017. This will also mean a job loss for the 2,900 people currently working at the carmaker’s Australian facility. According to the firm, operations are being wound up in view ...
Sysco Corp and US Foods Merge In an $8.2 Billion Deal
Dec 10, 2013  
Sysco Corp, a company that is engaged in marketing and distribution of food products to enterprises such as medical and educational facilities, restaurants, and other hospitality centers, has announced the purchase of Illinois-based food distribution company US Foods. The deal is pegged at USD 8.2 billion. Sysco Corp is Houston area’s fou...
A New Cloud Computing Solution for the Used Equipment Industry
Dec 6, 2013  
The E-commerce technology can be an intricate and a costly affair, but it is pivotal in today's competitive market. This marketplace is a constantly evolving place for several equipment dealers. Hence, the tools that are employed to run a successful business are expensive and unique. EquipOne.com is your one stop destination for used equipme...
A Saudi Billionaire Invests in Two Major Cement Plants in Ethiopia
Dec 5, 2013  
Africa is becoming an attractive prospective for the Arabians, as Mohammed al-Amoudi – Saudi’s biggest private investor plans to construct two more cement factories in Ethiopia, Africa. These plants in Africa will add to the overall $351 million facility al-Amoudi’s MIDROC Derba Cement plant opened in December 2011. The 67-...
U.Ks Energy and Climate Secretary Hints at Major Investments in the Wind Energy Sector
Nov 29, 2013  
At a time when no country can afford to ignore green and alternative energy solutions, the U.K. is on the threshold of making major investments in this sector by way of offshore wind projects. This announcement was recently made by Ed Davey, Energy and Climate Change Secretary. This announcement is an indication that the U.K. continues to push ...
Dell Looking to Harness Potential of Inland Areas in China for Higher PC Sales
Nov 28, 2013  
China's second largest personal computer seller Dell, Inc. sees big profits in moving beyond the urban areas and venturing into smaller cities. This is prompting the personal computer major to take a serious look at inland areas given that the nation is aggressively pushing its urbanization drive that has proven to be a perfect window of opport...
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced its new South Beach Hotel
Nov 28, 2013  
Apparently, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant announced its fourth hotel in downtown Miami – old vamped up in a new one. This hotel is a sheer compliment to the EPIC in Surfcomber Miami, Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, and South Beach in the areas of Miami. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant management with the Angler’s Boutique Resort in M...
U.S. Building Permits Surge in October to Highest in Five Years
Nov 27, 2013  
October 2013 saw the highest ever building permits being awarded in over five years. According to analysts, this signals the strengthening of the U.S. residential real estate market in 2014. The applications for new real estate permits in the residential sector grew by 6.2% reaching an annualized rate of 1.03 million. These figures were rele...
Sensex gains 300 points, Nifty nearly gains 6100
Nov 26, 2013  
Due to the Iranian nuclear deal and other positive global markets, Indian stock market was higher in the early trade today. After a complete three-day selloff, the buying activity and the higher rupee trend supported the on-going sentiment.  Today, Sensex touched a day’s high of 20,543 and increased as much as 326 points. The Nift...
Samsung Electronics have Ventured into the Expertise of Medical Devices
Nov 25, 2013  
Samsung Electronics has now moved into a new business of healthcare. It is participating in the Medica trade show, a four day event that is to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany between November 20 and 23. Medica – the world’s biggest expositions in the medical industry has more than 4,000 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors. Samsung Electr...
Postmenopausal Women Consuming Sugar-Sweetened Beverages at Higher Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Nov 25, 2013  
Women who are in their postmenopausal stage and consume sugar-sweetened beverages have a higher chance of developing endometrial cancer than women who don’t consume the same. These are the findings of a study published in a journal. The journal—titled Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention—is published by the America...
Changes in food preferences amongst consumers drive the food additive segment in India
Nov 21, 2013  
The constantly changing lifestyles, mundane work routines, and hectic schedules leave us very little time to cook our favorite dishes in peace or savor the taste of good homemade food. These factors have spawned a huge market for various types of packaged and processed convenience foods. The booming growing retail sector in India introduces the...
British Spends £9bn on new Technical Devices Each Year
Nov 21, 2013  
Gone are the days where gadgets were once considered to be possessions of the geek, says the customer loyalty company Affinion. According to the recent statistics, Brits are now carrying £22 billion worth of technical devices with them. This means the average London Underground tube puts up about £500,000 worth of mobile devices ...
British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission is fighting a lawsuit over the issue of violating Water Act
Nov 19, 2013  
Many environmental companies agree that worldwide natural gas companies should apply for long-term water licenses. Encana – a British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and natural gas company is struggling against a lawsuit filed by three environmental groups over the use of water from B.C’s rivers and lakes.  The suit that wa...
NCC plans to reduce Foreign Exchange (FOREX) remittances among Telecommunications in Nigeria
Nov 14, 2013  
The worried discrepancies in the international trade transactions among several telecommunication operators (Telcos) stirred the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to propose a three-year plan to reduce Foreign Exchange (FOREX) remittances among the Telco operators in Nigeria.  Mrs. Lolia Emakpore, the Director, Policy and Competi...
LOTUS Nutraceuticals effective natural supplements are now available for purchase at Revnutrition.com
Nov 11, 2013  
LOTUS Nutraceuticals – a highly effective and natural supplements company known to treat a variety of issues such as thyroid function, diabetes, weight gain, and high cholesterol will now be trading its products on Revnutrition.com. Revnutrition.com is a leading online vendor of various nutritional products and supplements.   ...
Local Skin Care Brands Take on Giant Salon Products Market
Nov 8, 2013  
Amid the times when Indian industry is snowballing with several foreign brands, Syona Cosmetics Pvt Ltd, a Chennai-based start-up company which has been recently found in June 2012 decided to steer its own ship on the imported giants with introducing its own products specifically suitable for the Indian skin types and salon pricings. These prod...
Wonderware, United Kingdom introduces Industry Application for Food & Beverage, and Consumer Goods Industries
Nov 7, 2013  
Today, Wonderware, a division of SolutionsPT Limited in the United Kingdom announced the release of Wonderware industry application for packaging. This proposal targets the unique needs of packaging operations involved in the food and beverage industry, as well as the consumer goods industry markets.    Wonderware created the In...
The chemical giant - DuPont, expands the Shanghai R&D center
Nov 6, 2013  
The giant Delaware-based chemical maker named DuPont has doubled the size of its research-and-development center in Shanghai. This center will now house an additional 150 researchers that will focus on brand-new material applications in automotive materials, bio-based materials, and in solar energy.     The center that accounts ...
Intel sets up new business division for worldwide connected gadgets
Nov 6, 2013  
Intel Corp has created a new business division that is aimed at making substantial money out of a newly introduced technology wave.    The Santa Clara, California chip maker and several other technology companies deem to this new trend of linking up a host of electronic devices ranging from bathroom scales to skyscraper ventilat...
Investment in the Alternative Future of Energy is Beneficial
Nov 1, 2013  
Due to the growing awareness of the unfavorable environmental effects on energy sources and fossil fuels, many renewable sources of energy including the solar energy is considerably increasing the attractiveness of this field and scope of science. The involvement of the U.S. government in the increase of the use of solar energy has majorly cont...
Change in Alcohol Law Sends Chills to the Cider Industry
Oct 31, 2013  
A noticed bill, known as AB 779, passed by the Legislature this year has made a few technical changes to the state’s alcohol licensing laws. The bill states that, large beer brewers, those creating more than 1.9 million gallons every year, are permitted to produce and sell cider at their own facilities without the need of obtaining a sepa...
China`s Nuclear Power Plants Witness a Powerful Growth
Oct 28, 2013  
Wencong reports from Lianyungang, Jiangsu province states that China’s strengthening efforts in developing clean energy sources remains as an obstacle. However, the efforts coming from several environmental officials and experts in inventing new solutions to China’s environmental conditions remains constant and effective. They unani...
Commercial Business Groups ask United States to resolve the U.S. Airways, Lawsuit
Oct 25, 2013  
The various chambers of commerce and multinational business groups in Washington and other 26 U.S. states and cities have encouraged the United States Justice Department to reconcile its American lawsuit that opposes U.S. Airway’s suggested merger with the American Airlines.  In a recent letter released on Thursday, the business g...
Banks focus on shares: Bank Nifty ripples over 2%
Oct 24, 2013  
Rupee has bagged some appreciation and positive sentiments in the market in early trades against the dollar today. Several banking shares are now in focus on the bourses with most of the prominent stocks trading higher by up to 3%.  The listed banks that are up 2-3% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) are ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Fe...
Sensex reached a mark of 21,000 for first time, almost after 3 years
Oct 24, 2013  
In the early trade, Sensex gained as much as 272 points and the Nifty touched a high of 6,252. However, today, at 10: 28 am, Sensex hit up to 220 points at 20,988, while Nifty increased to 61 points to 6,239.75. This month, the overall trend of Indian stock markets have congregated over eight percent on the prospects that US Federal Reserv...
Sterne Agee (NXPI) Reaffirms NXP Semiconductors Stock Rating
Oct 24, 2013  
In a research note issued to various investors on Wednesday, Analysts RN reports state that NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI)‘s stock reaffirmed its buy rating by equities research analysts at the Sterne Agee. The total market cap of the company is $8.973 billion with a price-to-earnings ratio of 98.65. Moreover, their current target ...
Local governments and U.S. states are sluggish to post finance reports
Oct 24, 2013  
A report released on Tuesday claims that, U.S. states and local governments are taking nearly a year to release annual financial statements. This is because the federal regulators intimidate on giving the municipal bond investors regular financial information. According to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, in the first half of ...
Intel Latest Survey Reveals Factors Influencing People`s Attitudes towards Technology
Oct 17, 2013  
It is becoming increasingly imperative for service providers and product developers to study peoples’ attitudes towards technology. Technology major Intel’s latest study provides some new insights into this realm. The study reveals how the attitudes of people towards technology are determined by factors such as geography, age, sex, ...
BASF Opens New Coloring Opportunities to the Plastics Industry with Its New Red Shade Yellow Pigment
Sep 24, 2013  
BASF, a leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals and ancillary products, has brought new coloring options to plastic manufacturers with the launch of its new red shade yellow pigment. The pigment, Paliotol (R) Yellow K 1750, was launched at the CAD RETEC 2012, the industry’s largest technical conference dedicated to the aesthetics o...
Analogic Completes Total Acquisition of Ultrasound Technology Firm PocketSonics
Sep 23, 2013  
Analogic Corporation, a global provider of products and solutions for the medical imaging and aviation security technology announced the acquisition of its remaining ownership stake in PocketSonics, Inc. Since 2010, Analogic had minority equity in the Charlottesville-based ultrasound technology firm. Analogic’s leading-edge ultrasound sys...
After Mexico, Australia and Singapore, Bond Laboratories Further Expands Footprint in India
Sep 20, 2013  
Bond Laboratories, Inc., a U.S.-based global provider of nutritional supplements that recently expanded into Singapore, Australia and Mexico, recently announced that it would soon be entering the Indian market, having received a purchase order for the supply of products for GNC franchise locations in the country. Bond’s proprietary supple...
China Bank to Acquire 67% Stake in Planters Development Bank
Sep 19, 2013  
China Banking Corp. publicly known as China Bank, is looking to strengthen its SME lending division by purchasing a 67% stake in the Planters Development Bank. The regulatory approval for Henry-Sy led China Bank's acquisition of the Planters Development Bank came on Wednesday. Further details of the agreement were not immediately disclosed by a...
Harris Corporation Bags $438 Million Order from USAF for the Supply of Wideband Tactical Radios
Sep 19, 2013  
American international communications and information technology solutions provider Harris Corporation announced that it has received a $38 million order for supplying tactical radios to the United States Air Force. These radios will be used by the U.S. Air Force for expanding the deployment of its two-channel wideband tactical communications. ...
Schrader Bags Contract to Provide TPMS Technology to Mahindra Reva
Sep 13, 2013  
Schrader International, a provider of sensing and valve solutions globally, announced that it had bagged a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) contract from Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Indian automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Mahindra Reva is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of...
Croda International Receives Regulatory Nod for China Expansion
Sep 12, 2013  
Croda International, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals has received a go-ahead from Chinese regulatory authorities to acquire a 65% equity interest in Sichuan Sipo Chemical Co. Sipo, established in 1993, is a non-listed manufacturer of specialty chemicals, with a manufacturing facility in Mianyang City in China's Sichuan Province....
Carnegie Mellon University Develops Crash-Proof Car with Autonomous Driving Technology
Sep 10, 2013  
On the face of it, this car looks a lot like a 2011 Cadillac SRX, but delve a little deeper and you shall notice that it's a modern engineering marvel. In a breakthrough that could change the way we travel, a team of researchers led by a scientist of Indian-origin have developed a driver-less car that is also crash-proof. The car, ...
Intel Working on Ultra-Low Power Chips with Energy Harvesting Capabilities
Sep 10, 2013  
The R&D team of Intel-the world's leading chipmaker-is currently working on ultra low-power chips that are capable of harvesting power from the environment around them. These chips will have dramatically-reduced energy consumption when integrated with host devices.  The target is to produce system-on-a-chips (SoCs) that can be fitte...
Fatigue Risk Management Guiding Principles Launched to Counter Workplace Fatigue in Energy Sector
Sep 10, 2013  
Workplace fatigue is a rising phenomenon in the energy industry. In order to counter this productivity-sapping trend, Enform-the safety association for Canada's upstream oil and gas industry-recently launched the `Fatigue Risk Management Guiding Principles', a set of pointers and guiding principles to address the risks associated with workplace...
One-third of Massachusetts Hospitals Facing Financial Downturn
Sep 14, 2012  
The healthcare Industry in the United States works as a separate entity and many of the healthcare services are privately owned and operated. Healthcare has always been a topic of debate for the U.S. government because policy makers argue that the system is not delivering value for money services. In fact government is spending twice as much on...
Now At-Home TB Diagnosis Looks Possible
Sep 14, 2012  
According to a recent research published in Nature Chemistry, scientists have revealed that a certain sensitive fluorescent molecule is capable of efficiently and quickly tracing TB (tuberculosis) bacteria from the sputum samples. The year 2010 registered approximately 4000 deaths per day because of TB. TB diagnosis takes a few weeks an...
China Economy Gets USD 157 Billion Stimulus with Sanction for 60 Infrastructure Projects
Sep 14, 2012  
Seen as a much required economical stimulus to revive the economy stuck in the worst slowdown in the past three years, China has approved 60 different infrastructure projects valued at more than USD 150 billion. Immediately after the official confirmation of the decision, stocks of major industries such as cement and steel have seen a rise on h...
Battling against flu, vaccination necessary for health workers
Sep 14, 2012  
To battle against flu this season, health officials have tightened their resolve to get more health care workers vaccinated. Flu is a disease that transfers from one to another. Keeping this in mind health officials want every worker in the health care department to get vaccinated. By doing this, it will lessen the chances of others getting aff...
Japan to Cut Import Duties on Indian Generic Drugs Imports
Sep 14, 2012  
The 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting held last week in Cambodia has certainly brought good news for the Indian Pharmaceuticals industry. During the meeting on the sidelines of the 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meet, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma brought up the issue with his Japanese counterpart Yukio Edano. Yukio Edan...
 

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