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Energy Department to Launch New Projects to Protect Wildlife
Apr 16, 2015  
Recently, the Energy Dept. has declared that over US$1.75 million will be spend on five projects which will innovate and demonstrate technologies that decrease the potential negative impacts of wind farms on bat species that are sensitive. Three organizations will be involved in these projects namely the Texas Christian University, Fron...
Biofuel Deal Compromised in Europe
Apr 16, 2015  
Bioenergy is capable of and must contribute to the battle of climate change, however, it is a challenging political route which ensures and reach its sustainability goal. In 2008, the European Parliament had called for inclusions of emission which is associated with indirect land use change or ILUC.  However, the road to reform the...
Upcoming Super Highway in China to Influence Energy Trade Flows
Apr 16, 2015  
The strategy of China called Go west has encouraged coastal to inland flow of money and people. It will result in the formation of a new superhighway commodity. This superhighway in China will also impact the energy trade flows in the country and also externally through the new Silk Road routes that are connected to the country’s ...
Asian Paints Amalgamates with Citi through the SAP Financial Services Network
Apr 16, 2015  
Asian Paints recently announced the news of integrating its financial transactions with Citi via SAP Financial Service Network.  Financial Service Network of SAP is an integrated platform that provides solution to simplify interaction between financial institutions and corporations. The financial service network will assist Asian P...
No Other Country in the World Uses Mobile Phone for Banking more than Africa
Apr 16, 2015  
We live in a time wherein a most of us still believes that using for mobile phone for banking transaction of mobile bills is a thing for techies and hipsters. However, a survey released by the World Bank recently reveals surprising findings.  It was revealed by the research that mobile banking technology has penetrated more than we...
China Witnessed an Significant Surge in Rural Banking Services
Apr 16, 2015  
The total number of villagers in China with bank account has surged exponentially in recent years. This rise in number is believed to be triggered by Beijing’s enhanced effort dedicated for rural development, which has prompted a significant number of the state owned banks to open branches across the hinterland.  According to...
Virgin Australia to Offer Free Food and Beverages to Domestic Passengers
Apr 15, 2015  
According to sources, in a bid to propel competitiveness in the market and whittle Quantas’ market share, Virgin Australia exposed its plans to offer checked baggage and free food to passengers on board across the entire domestic network.  Virgin, as of now is the second-largest airline in Australia and sources from the compa...
Sale of Egg as Cheap Source of Protein to Resurge
Apr 15, 2015  
According to a recently conducted research study by Neilson, sales of food, which featured labeled health attributes such as organic, gluten free, and GMO-free rose by 13 per cent. Food companies and manufacturers from worldwide are juggling from capitalizing on one eating habit to another to ensure a sustainable growth of operations from sale ...
Sinopec to Sell Food with Help of Alibaba
Apr 15, 2015  
With continuously decreasing gas prices, the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, is eyeing to venture in the food market. Given the present state of condition in the gas market, the company has decided to focus less on its core business of oil refining and gasoline sales, and instead foray the food and beverage mark...
J&J Robust Pharma Business Creating Major Concerns
Apr 15, 2015  
Johnson & Johnson emerged with more than expected earnings on Tuesday, in spite of the strong opposition it faced from the rise in the dollar. The company registered its first-quarter EPS of US$1.56, comparing to US$1.54 in the same quarter the previous year, whereas the revenue declined from US$18.1 billion to US$17.4 billion. Ms. Barbara ...
Regulatory Body in China approves D-Pharm’s Drug Trial for Epilepsy
Apr 15, 2015  
A Chinese firm, named D-Pharm Ltd., has been informed by Jiangsu Nhwa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., its development partner, that they have received the approval from the C-FDA for the clinical development for epilepsy treatment known as DP-VPA, via third phase. The specified clinical protocols will be given to the C-FDA before the initiation of any...
Deutsche Bank gave Teva a Buy rating
Apr 15, 2015  
In a report published on Monday, April 13, 2015, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ stock had the ‘buy’ rating reiterated by the stock analysts at Deutsche Bank. At present, they have a US$70.00 as price objective on the stock, slightly up from their earlier price objective of US$68.00. The target price of Deutsche Bank would adv...
Nokia in Disquisition to Acquire Alcatel Wireless
Apr 14, 2015  
Nokia is in progressive disquisition to acquire part of Alcatel-Lucent to establish its telecommunications accouterment business and to compete better with Ericsson AB. Nokia, primarily based in Espoo, Finland, could release an agreement to acquire Alcatel’s wireless equity as soon as in this week, as put by the people. Alcatel-Lucent is ...
US Broadband Trade Group Remonstrance on FCC Net Equality
Apr 14, 2015  
US Telecom, which is a U.S. trade group, exhibiting the broadband providers told on Monday that a petition has been filed by them, in remonstrance to the Federal Communications Commission's freshly endorsed net equality order, right after the official publication of rules. The rules come into effect after 60 days of their being published on Mon...
Innovation in Drugs Pushes the Growth by 13 Percent
Apr 14, 2015  
As per a new report provided by IMS Health’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, in 2014, healthcare system of the United States spent about US$373.9 billion for drugs which is almost 13.1% more than it was in the last year and it is also the maximum growth rate for spending from 2001. Talking about these numbers, it uplifts a prevailin...
HSE Paid an Extensive Amount to Many Pharmaceutical Companies
Apr 14, 2015  
As per the recently published statistical analysis for the year 2013 by the HSE’s, the amount that is received by three Irish subsidiaries of UDG’s have summed up to around €112.4 million in the year 2013. The payments to the UDG firms which were formerly the United Drug make up around 25% of the total amount of €442.2 mil...
Huge Investments in Pharmaceuticals Sectors Pays Off in China
Apr 14, 2015  
It has taken around fourteen years; however the bet could be still paying off. In the month of February, the first therapy of Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences’ which is a medication for a very rare kind of lymph-node cancer has hit the pharmaceuticals market in China. The commitment of veterans such as Dr Lu and some others to leav...
Fujitsu Collaborated with Microsoft to Transform Manufacturing Processes
Apr 13, 2015  
Updating technological solutions to modify processing to suit the requirements of both human and machines is very important. Having recognized the importance of tailoring a solution Fujitsu drew together on the same platform, its Eco-Management Dashboard, the Microsoft Cloud Services, the IoT/M2M platform, and windows tablet. With this the mana...
Xiaomi to Assemble Phones Locally at Indonesia
Apr 13, 2015  
As per reports, leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, is all set to start assembling its products from the Indonesia facility. This is regarded as a conscious step taken by the company to boost the percentage of local produce ahead of the “made in Indonesia” plan by the government. The decision is likely to impose a mandat...
South Korea Surged 17 Year High in Manufacturing Jobs
Apr 13, 2015  
The total number of jobs in manufacturing across South Korea surged to a 17 year high this February. According to analysts, this exponential rise in the number of manufacturing jobs in the country is attributed by the aggressive job seeking propaganda by new entrants in the market and robust industrial restructuring. This information was reveal...
A Swiss Couple Makes their Historic Home Energy Efficient
Apr 13, 2015  
Recently a Swiss couple has tried their hands on making an energy-efficient historic home for themselves. In the whole process, they came across many changes in national policy that can put a dramatic effect on the whole process. Manuel Hutterli and Regine Röthlisberger wanted to reduce the carbon footprint of their 116 year old house in B...
A Energy Pipeline Puts Winnipeg Citizens in a Great Worry
Apr 13, 2015  
A social action organization of Canada has been against the Energy East pipeline as they feel that this project will put Winnipeg's drinking water supply at a great risk. As per the sources, the TransCanada's has stated that the 4,600-kilometre pipeline will be transporting around 1.1-million barrels of crude every day starting from the Alberta...
CBEC Building is Formally Inaugurated with Conviviality
Apr 13, 2015  
Inauguration celebration of the recently opened Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building formed a connection among two of the Ohio State departments, and resulted in a strong outcome from the ones who want to promote future research and learning collaboration. The opening took place on Friday at the CBEC building, at 151 W. ...
Hamilton Voters Accept Embargo on Plastic Bags
Apr 13, 2015  
Hamilton residents are said to be bidding farewell to plastic bags and to be said to have accepted the embargo on them on Saturday. The proposal, bestowed by the Board of Health and campaigned for by the regional recycling association, is focused at the elimination of surroundings damage and health hazards induced by plastic bags and Styrofoam ...
Guidelines for Evidence-Based Imaging Steps Forwards for Imaging
Apr 10, 2015  
The key trend that seems to be shaping the healthcare industry in modern times is evidence-based services. Evidence-based healthcare compliments other hot areas such as personalized healthcare and multi-disciplinary healthcare services delivery model. The trends have influence of every segment of healthcare from medical devices to life sciences...
Indian Pharma Natco to Aim for US Generic Drug Market
Apr 10, 2015  
The imminent patent expiration for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has attracted attention of generic drug makers across the world. Among all the competitors for the generic drug in the US, Natco Pharma Ltd the Indian generic drug maker has appeared as a major bidder. The Indian generic drug maker is oth...
Foreign Pharma Giants Gear up to Overhaul China Business
Apr 10, 2015  
Novartis, the Swiss pharma giant declared last year to acquire the cancer drug venture for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) and in place GSK to receive the vaccine business. In a similar move, Novartis announced sale of the division for animal health to Eli Lilly and Co at a price US$5.4 billion in 2014. A reliable industry source reports,...
Greater China Achieved 2nd Highest Rank in Consumer Confidence
Apr 9, 2015  
The Consumer Confidence Index of Taiwan in the first quarter of 2015 was determined as the second-highest among the 4 regions in the Greater China which also incorporate mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau as stated in a composite university study on the consumer confidence in the region. It is the top ranking Taiwan has achieved since 2008 in...
Price Growth on Global Industry Reflected by Inflation in Estonia
Apr 9, 2015  
The data from Statistics Estonia exhibits that the consumer price index had gone 0.6 per cent higher in March, 2015 compared to February, 2015. The price level was 0.6 per cent lesser comparing to March, 2014 and the consumer prices have been dropping for 10 consecutive months, year-on-year. The preliminary data exhibits that the harmonized con...
Apple Inc., General Motors, Ford Motor, Coca-Cola, and P&G - Most Active Stocks in Consumer Goods Sectors
Apr 9, 2015  
Apple Inc. net profit margin is totaled around 22.30 per cent and its weekly performance is calculated to be around 0.94 per cent. On last trading day company shares ended up US$125.60. Apple Inc. distance from 50-day simple moving average is 0.84 per cent. Apple Inc rolled out its latest update iOS 8.3 to all iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users...
Chinese Citizens Take Government to Court Over an Issue of Roundup Usage
Apr 9, 2015  
China's Ministry of Agriculture is being taken to court by three Chinese citizens due to report on toxicology that has supported the approval of Monsanto's popular weed-killer, Roundup. It had happened 27 years ago. However, these citizens want to make this issue public. This case is quite a rare example of a lawsuit that has been put f...
Americans Facing Funds Shortage for Food Safety
Apr 9, 2015  
In 2011, a farsighted food safety law was enacted has been facing many obstacles to meaningful enforcement since its endorsement, which includes delays in issuing essential rules and deficit in funds. Presently, which may become the most recent shameful chapter that Congress does not seems to be interested in allocating enough funds to effectiv...
Restaurant and Grocery Store Gets Closure Notice from Food Safety Authority
Apr 9, 2015  
A restaurant and a grocery store have been shut down by the orders from Food Safety in the last month. On 19th of March the food body slammed the Millars Restaurant which is in Ballydangan, Athlone, Co Roscommon giving a closure order for breaching the safety legislation which was further lifted on 24th of March. On the same day – 19th ma...
Ford Motors to Witness Sales Rise in the Near Future through Escort and Mondeo
Apr 8, 2015  
Ford Motor Co. is enjoying its rising number of sales trucks in the United States; however the company has been currently looking out for success from two of its passenger cars in China. The Ford Mondeo and the Ford Escort had set record in sales performances in the previous month for the Blue Oval in China. Ford's total sales have grown by 9 %...
The New Model of MINI to be Showcased in the 16th Auto Shanghai
Apr 8, 2015  
The recent edition of the top athlete has combined the further embedded qualities of the latest generation of MINI along with the strongest engine that has been ever installed in any of the it’s other production models. In the mean while, the MINI Countryman expresses a particularly distinctive form of the unmistakable feeling of ...
Volkswagen AG to Expand its Chattanooga Plant for New Production
Apr 8, 2015  
The Chattanooga Times Free Press has reported that the German-based Volkswagen AG automotive company has won an approval from the government of Chattanooga panel for an addition of another 130,000 square feet to its US$900 million factory unit expansion.  The expansion of body shop will be adding about 25 percent more square footag...
Food Park Scheme in India Gets a New Lease of Life After 6 Years
Apr 8, 2015  
Six years after UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government tabled its plans of setting up 42 very modern and giant food parks across the country – a scheme deliberated to give impetus to the food processing industry, the plan seems to languish.   Out of the 42 food parks allocated under the plan in 2008-09, only four are op...
U.S. Launches Food Pantries in Colleges to Help Low Income Students
Apr 8, 2015  
Food pantries is a unique concept allowing students from low-income group to stock up on basic supplies such as groceries, cereals, and vegetables. Found to be very useful for the students, U.S. Government is now looking forward to boost the number of food pantries across leading colleges in the country.  Sierra Henderson studying ...
Dominos Sees China as the Next Most Lucrative Market
Apr 8, 2015  
It is only surprising that how China, the hub of internationally loved delicacies, could stay aloof from delving the concept of pizza. For all these year the country of billion-plus residents was not much familiar with the concept of fast food pizzas. However, the wheels are rolling and if things go well, the country will soon welcome the most ...
China Expected to Reduce Coal Consumption to Improve its Environmental Records
Apr 7, 2015  
Across the globe, everyone is fighting to reduce the effect of global warming; however no nation counts more than China which is a massive coal dependent nation. China is also accountable for about 30% emission of carbon-dioxide globally. Favorably, it is moving forward to improve its environmental record. Analysts think that China need...
China Pushes Drug Manufacturers for Innovation
Apr 7, 2015  
The president of ChinaBio, a Shanghai-based consultancy, Greg Scott stated that he and his team had spend a lot of time in searching for drugs in order to find all the Chinese patents. In the Last year, approximately 928,000 patent applications of drugs were filed in China, which is roughly a third of the 2.6 million applications that are annua...
Drug Manufacturers to Upbeat in Spite of the Rupiah’s Depreciation
Apr 7, 2015  
All the domestic drug makers are confident that they will experience a steady growth 12% in sales this year which is supported by the increasing demand for medicine. The growth is expected due to the implementation of universal health insurance in the nation. The drug makers believe that business will surpass the growth recorded in the ...
Alabama Forms Special Medical Task Force to Offer Affordable Healthcare
Apr 7, 2015  
Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley officially formed a task force on Monday to address issues relating to how to offer more accessible and affordable healthcare facilities to the local populace of Alabama.  The Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force will have 38 members in total. The task force is brought into existence follow...
Chinese Private Hospitals Boycotts Baidu
Apr 7, 2015  
Amid the ongoing conflict of private hospitals pertaining with regards to advertising, Baidu Inc. the Chinese operator revenue fell to the lowest in three weeks. The depository receipts for America dropped by 2.4 per cent to US$203.60, as recorded in New York. This by far is the lowest closing price registered by Baidu Inc since March 17. The t...
Iran Nuclear Deal May Not Affect Oil Sector
Apr 3, 2015  
Thursday’s U.S. breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran could potentially cause major changes in the global energy market in the long run. Energy experts however, have said that there will not be any major change in an already glutted global oil market for the next six months at the very least. Most experts said that the oil market will r...
NATC Chooses 16 Best Tea Flavors
Apr 3, 2015  
North America Tea Championship (NATC) is one of the most celebrated beverage contests around the world. Almost every top brand wants to see their name enlisted as best beverages. This time around the NATC selected a total of 16 best and premium hot teas hailing from the harvest of fall 2014.  NATC is the one and only independent te...
China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development Shakes Hands for Educational Benefits with United Technologies
Apr 3, 2015  
In the month of March, United Technologies Corporation made an announcement of an education partnership with the CFFPD - China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development. This partnership will help in developing and deploying STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. This education curriculum programs will be held ...
Wireless Code Violations Increasing Even After Telecom Complaints Go Down 8.5%
Apr 3, 2015  
The complaints of the Canadian people over their telecom and Internet services are continuing to fall, but breaches in the Wireless Code of Conduct of the nation are on the rise now that more Canadian nationals fall under it, told the CCTS – the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.  In its 1st mid-year...
Coke Life Product Discussed for Health Claims
Apr 2, 2015  
Coca-Cola has a new addition to its range of beverages called Coke Life. This product is targeted at those people who want relatively less sugar content in their diet. The health campaigners claim it to be a sugar-laden.  It is a carbonated caramel colored product that was launched in Chile and Argentina in 2013 and then went globa...
Greek Government Looking to Bolster Public Healthcare
Apr 2, 2015  
Greece Prime Minister on Thursday declared that his government was looking to improve public health care in the country. Alexis Tsipras said that he hoped to achieve this by employing 4,500 specialized staff over and above abolishing the mandatory EUR 5 (US$5.4) fee that was being charged for treatment of patients at all public hospitals. ...
Wal-Mart Focuses on Offering Lowest Prices - Suppliers Feeling the Heat
Apr 2, 2015  
Of late Wal-Mart has been asking its suppliers to stop investing in combined marketing and provide them the goods at cheaper rates. The people who supply goods to Wal-Mart are concerned about the new strategy. Wal-Mart Journal states that whereas the declining prices by chipping down budgets for marketing may help Wal-Mart attract more ...
U.K. Company Prints Electronics with LED Array
Apr 2, 2015  
An electronic firm from Coventry that develops digital printing systems that are used in hi-res photographic printing has said that their system has the resolution to print electronic circuits. Lumejet is a spin-out from Warwick University. The system was developed as a RGB three color digital printing head that can be used in an inkles...
Heineken to Resort to Job Cutting Measures
Apr 1, 2015  
With a view to streamlining its business all across the globe, Heineken will soon be undertaking staff cutting measures. The beer manufacturer will be bringing down the number of business units worldwide from 5 to 4and will also strip down the executive committee. The company has already started an exhaustive consultation session with its emplo...
The French Car Parts Manufacturer Faurecia to Join Hands with Chinese Dongfeng
Apr 1, 2015  
Faurecia, the French car parts manufacturer made an announcement about their joint-venture deal with the Chinese state-controlled automotive group – Dongfeng. This deal was made with the intention to increase its brand name as the world's largest autos market. Faurecia is largely owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen stated on Tuesday that...
Key Reforms Introduced in France’s Healthcare Bill
Apr 1, 2015  
French Parliament on Tuesday witnessed the presentation of one of the most controversial healthcare reforms in time. Going ahead with the reforms suggested in the bill, France is now aiming to curb the adversities of everything from doctor’s fees to smoking. France is one of the countries that boast excellent healthcare facility and long ...
Swedish Automotive Manufacturer Opens Bus Manufacturing Plant in India
Apr 1, 2015  
Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Ltd, the Indian wing of the Swedish automotive manufacturer Scania Group, opened its bus manufacturing plant today, in Narasapura near Bangalore. In the presence of  President and CEO of Scania Commercial Vehicles Mr. Martin Lundstedt, Managing Director of Scania India Mr. Anders Grundstromer and Se...
Weak Global and Domestic Demand Puts Pressure on Asian Manufacturers
Apr 1, 2015  
Decrease in the prices of the raw materials has lowered production costs for the manufacturers in Asia but weak global and domestic demands have forced the manufacturers to cut down their profit margins. According to purchasing-manager’s index (PMI), which measures manufacturing conditions, in countries like South Korea, Taiwan and Indone...
Chinese Food Giant Cofco Corp. Explores in U.S.
Mar 31, 2015  
In recent years, Cofco has used up a couple of billion dollars quietly to purchase Australian cane fields, Brazilian soybean pastures, and French vineyards that helped it in becoming one of the largest food enterprise in the world. At present, Cofco explores deals in the largest exporter of agricultural commodities in the world that is the Unit...
Coca Cola Tries to Appeal to Australian Health Conscious Consumers with Coke Life
Mar 31, 2015  
The latest attempt by Coca Cola to attract more consumers from the increasing base of health conscious population involves the release of Coke Life. Although the drink claims to be made of lesser sugar than the classic Coke, health experts are still stating their disappointment as the product still has substantial amounts of sugar. The ...
Joint Collaboration between Internet Companies and Vehicle Manufacturers in China to Design and Develop Smart Cars
Mar 31, 2015  
A few of the prominent car manufacturers in China, namely Chery Automobile Co., BAIC Motor Corp., and SAIC Motor Corp Ltd. have plans of developing smart cars. For this, these aforementioned companies have collaborated with Internet firms for going ahead with this project. There are several speculations with regard to intelligent vehicles and s...
Stem Cells to Lead to Healing of Tendons and Lower the Risk of Retears in Rotator Cuff Operations
Mar 30, 2015  
While conducting a rotator cuff operation when an injection comprising the stem cells of bone marrow is used in a patient, it leads to greater tendon durability and better healing. On an annual basis, the U.S. reports close to 2 million cases of rotator cuff surgery. This surgery basically aims at re-attaching the shoulder tendon with the top p...
Discovery of a Genetic Link for Treating Liver Related Anomalies
Mar 30, 2015  
Most of the times, any kind of damage that happens to the liver is an irreversible process. But in almost 25 to 30% alcoholics the only solution for issues such as fibrosis, fat accumulation in the liver, and cirrhosis is liver transplant. Latest research and study indicates that certain types of gene mutations might lead to liver cirrhosis tha...
Antacids May Lead to Greater Risk of Bone Fractures
Mar 30, 2015  
Latest observations and research studies have pointed out that a major chunk of the American population who take to antacids and acidity medicines that are available over the counter are at a high risk of suffering bone fractures and cracks. The latest report from Forsyth discusses that the stomach acid present in the gastrointestinal tract has...
Scottish Construction Industry Reaches an all-time high in Confidence
Mar 30, 2015  
The new Scottish Construction Monitor is now flashing a record confidence level – plus 29 – up by three points than those observed at the end of 2014.  These positive ratings recorded by the quarter one of 2015 in the construction monitor states that the industry has now been rated as positive confidence for continuousl...
New Namibian Ministers Set Focus on NHE’s Mass Housing Project
Mar 30, 2015  
Many new ministers in the Namibian ministerial committee caught in the tumultuous mass housing program are awaiting for the country’s project review panel to beat the project. The project review committee is chaired by country’s President Hage Geingob and includes ministers of the National Planning Commission, urban and rura...
Nuberg Engineering Bags a Deal Worth $35 Million for Specialty Chemical Project in Saudi Arabia
Mar 30, 2015  
Nuberg Engineering, an engineering company that specializes in procurement and construction of chemical plants, has bagged a deal worth $35 million from Saudi Arabian company ADDAR Chemicals for constructing its sulfolane and speciality chemical plant. The overall project is worth nearly $60 million inclusive of all.  The chemical ...
Product Recalls from Three Organic Food Companies
Mar 30, 2015  
Three companies that provide organic food and use spinach as one of their ingredients have recalled their products ranging hundreds of thousands of items due to listeria concerns. The organic food firm called Amy’s Kitchen has recalled its 74000 cases of pre packaged and frozen foods which contained spinach. This incidence occurre...
Russia Demanding More Organic Food
Mar 30, 2015  
An embargo imposed on importing foodstuffs from Europe was imposed in 2014 by Russia. This acts as an incentive for the production of organic food domestically. However, experts claim that this event also presents a potential foreign investment. However, this embargo has deprived the market of Russia a significant amount of eco friendly...
Health Food Industry in China Booming In Spite of Pollution Problems
Mar 30, 2015  
The World Health store looks like a health nut’s heaven at first glance. One can observe shelves which are cramped neck high with whey protein, supplement bars, chia powder, primrose oil, etc. However, this is Beijing, and the store which used to cater to a health conscious foreign clientele has also become which servers Chinese consumers...
Illinois Voicing for Funds to Promote Clean Energy Plants
Mar 26, 2015  
The advocates of renewable energy has been voicing for overhaul of the Illinois’s clean energy law for several years in a row. Refurbishing the law would entail a release of over $100 million that was collected as ratepayer charges that they can invest on payment for new solar and wind projects. However, the proponents could not h...
Michigan To Capitalize on Clean and Local Energy
Mar 26, 2015  
For years now Americans have been campaigning to promote “eat locally and shop locally” culture. Inspired from the drive, Michiganders have got on board the plan to locally harness the energy to power their lives.  It will be very interesting to see how Gov. Rick Snyder’s vision of “no-regret energy future&r...
Noble Energy Pulls Out from Ruth C License Exploration
Mar 26, 2015  
Citing issues related to “regulatory uncertainty”, in the energy and gas sector of Israel, the Houston-based company named Noble Energy forwent with its permit for operation in the Ruth C exploration license, as reported by Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Thursday.  The Ruth C license zone is located off the Haifa coast, to ...
Leaders Go Back to School to Motive Students to Join the Construction Industry
Mar 26, 2015  
The housing sector is facing a major shortage in UK as the region suffers from lack of skilled construction workers. Amidst this crisis, two of the industry leaders are touring schools to encourage students to be a part of the industry which so desperately needs them. According to the Construction Industry Training Board, UK needs a wor...
Israel Freezes Construction of 1,500 New Housing Units
Mar 26, 2015  
Israel has scrapped the plan to build 1,500 new housing units in East Jerusalem. The decision comes despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement to continue construction regardless of international pressure. East Jerusalem is the neighboring region of Har Homa, a little beyond the Green Line.  From the looks of it, the ...
Made in Brevard Initiative Concurs with the Aim of Manufacturing Industry
Mar 26, 2015  
The ‘Made in Brevard’, launched in 2013, as transitioned from being a mere marketing initiative of Economic Development Commission of the Space Coast and Brevard County chambers of commerce to a move towards encouraging local purchases and imbibing a feeling of pride in manufacturers of these products. EDC made a complete li...
US Receives Warnings from Russia against the Use of the Missile Defense System
Mar 25, 2015  
A warning was given by Russia to the U.S. about the defense system of the ballistic missile that the latter has plans of sending to South Korea. The warning pertains to the regional security getting threatened. Russia hopes that the U.S. will take the necessary steps to ensure that any such regional disharmony doesn’t come up in any way.&...
A New Type of Nanolaser Created by Scientists and Researchers
Mar 25, 2015  
Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a laser which is nanometer sized. This has been created with the help of a semiconductor that is the thinnest. This particular semiconductor is very efficient, easy to construct, and also utilizes energy most effectively. It also exhibits high degree of compatibility with other different...
The Area of Spintronics to Undergo Phenomenal Change
Mar 25, 2015  
A team of researchers at Dublin’s Trinity College is making efforts towards developing a different type of a magnet, a permanent one. The team recently discovered a certain type of magnetic material which is based on the alloys of Mn-Ga.  This alloy exhibits unique and rare characteristics which gives it the capacity for revo...
Traffic Halts in Royal Palm Way for a Gallon of Chemical Spill
Mar 25, 2015  
Traffic at Royal Palm Way on the South County Road was halted for almost two hours on Tuesday after a spill of concentrated pesticide during the peak hours of the day. At around 11:58 a.m., a jug carrying not less than a gallon of cypermethrin fell from the truck that was carrying it onto the street. The massive spillage occurred when a car hit...
Researchers at Purdue University Transforms Packing Materials to Rechargeable Battery
Mar 25, 2015  
A team of researchers at Purdue University have innovated a path-breaking method of transforming the peanut-shaped packing materials which are usually discarded into rechargeable battery components that can easily outperform the ones which are presently available in the market. The research was revealed and described by Ph.D., Vinodkuma...
Chemicals Discovered on Mars Indicate the Possibility It Ones Might Have Supported Life
Mar 25, 2015  
The traces of nitrate found on the surface of Mars, could be an indication that the planet ones sustained life. Nitrogen is the key element that supports life on Earth, and the discovery of nitrate on Mars indicates that there is high possibility that red planet ones sustained life. However, this should not be taken as a clue that there is life...
Bitcoin Marketplace to Benefit from NASDAQ’s Trading Technology
Mar 24, 2015  
The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. has decided to offer the startup Noble Markets based in New York with core technology to power up the new market focused at permitting institutional investors and enterprises such as hedge funds to trade the bitcoin and associated digital-currency assets. As published in a combined statement given to The Wall S...
Kushner Brothers Join Technology and Real Estate
Mar 24, 2015  
Joshua and Jared Kushner have charted the separate careers for years, one as a technology venture capitalist, and the other as a real estate developer. But the brothers have now teamed up for a novel firm that joins both their proficiencies. The Kushner brothers, who are the scions of a real estate dynasty based in New York, have established Ca...
Carbon Sequestration to be performed through Micro-algae Technology in Odisha, India
Mar 24, 2015  
Already having a peculiarity of the first state in India to apply the Climate Change Action Plan, Orissa or Odisha has now have another feather to its cap as the first Indian state for successfully initiating carbon sequestration by micro-algae technology with promoting results. This has been highly praised at an international seminar o...
Drag Coefficient Technology Is Making Cars Slipperier
Mar 24, 2015  
The innovative technologies that are embedded in new cars many a times put an adverse effect. One such technology that is being used in all the new vehicles is tending to make that vehicle slipperier. The drag coefficient technology used in vehicles measures the resistance of the vehicle or any object when it moves through fluid or sir. As per ...
F-Type Jaguar of 2016 Will Come with Free Maintenance and Extended Warranty
Mar 24, 2015  
Jaguar is expecting to continue with the momentum with its with two-seat sports cars  model F-Type and planning to offer services of free of cost maintenance and more innovative standard features for the 2016 model. The earlier warranty on the car was 10,000 miles and one year is further extended to 60,000 miles and five years. The new pac...
General Motors Has Selected the Mexican Plant for the Next-Generation Cruze
Mar 24, 2015  
The automotive giant General Motors Co informed on Monday that the company is all set to build the next-generation of Chevrolet Cruze which will be a small car in the state of Mexico, as many other automotive organizations are tapping the market which has free trade agreements and can take benefits of the low labor cost. The company fur...
Samsung Needs Competitive Pricing for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to Recreate Success
Mar 23, 2015  
The launch of new Samsung Galaxy smartphones has brought with it an avalanche of questions with it about the possible pricing. Samsung will have to price its stylish smartphones with high-end features competitively to make sure that it appeals to the right crowd. Both the phones were unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked Event 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. T...
Google Devises On-Body Detection Feature for Added Security to Smartphones
Mar 23, 2015  
Google is soon going to introduce new feature “on-body detection”. This motion-sensitive feature will keep your Android phone unlocked till the time it is in your hand or in your pocket. With the accelerometer the device will be able to detect the location of the phone, such in the hand or in the pocket and then lock it accordingly....
Accidently Leaked Images of New Moto 360 Smartwatch Raises Speculations
Mar 23, 2015  
Just after Apple released its Apple Watch, Google is giving the finishing touches to Android Wear and Motorola is working on styling its Moto 360. A report published by 9To5Google showed that Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo put up pictures of its yet to be released Moto 360 on Weibo, only to pull them off later.  This accidental lead ...
Amul Preparing to Launch Camel Milk in India by end of 2015
Mar 23, 2015  
Amul is ready to launch its first product – camel milk in Ahmedabad by end of 2015. Camel milk will also gain mass appeal as source of nutrient just like the cow or buffalo milk. Camel milk has high health benefits and a salty taste.   The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have not sanctioned permission for...
Construction for New State-of-the-art Manufacturing Center Begins at Ontario
Mar 20, 2015  
Construction for the new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center of the Niagara College has finally begun with the support of US$4.2 million provincial investment. The new manufacturing center will be permanently located in the site and will boast high tech infrastructure to provide students with over 15,000 square feet as lab space. The facil...
Manufacturers Team up With Vocational Schools to Encourage Students Join the Manufacturing Industry
Mar 20, 2015  
Eric Phillips knows it well how important construction and manufacturing jobs are to the community. It often represents the economic development of a region. As an executive director of the Union County Economic Development Partnership, Eric Phillips realizes how significantly the 1600 plus manufacturing companies affects the regional economy. ...
China Approved the Construction of New Nuclear Plants After Two Years
Mar 20, 2015  
Chinese government at present is engaged in the drive to revive its nuclear power industry. The economy has finally gotten the nod for its first official new project in the last two years. The construction of two additional reactors at the power plant located in the northeastern province of Liaoning was approved by the planning agency of the Ch...
AbbVie enters License Agreement with C2N Diagnostics for Developing Anti-tau Antibodies
Mar 19, 2015  
AbbVie, the subsidiary of the former unified Abbott Laboratories and a company that focuses on research based pharmaceuticals, has announced that it has signed an exclusive global license agreement with C2N Diagnostics to develop and market a collection of anti-tau antibodies that will be used to treat a variety of neurological disorders such a...
AstraZeneca to Collaborate with Daiichi Sankyo for Marketing Movantik in the U.S. Market
Mar 19, 2015  
AstraZeneca has decided that it will not go alone for marketing Movantik but will collaborate with Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo for the purpose. Daiichi Sankyo has reportedly signed a $200 million deal for helping the launch of the constipation pill.  Daiichi Sankyo has signed the agreement for earning the co-marketing rights ...
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Takes over XO1 Limited
Mar 19, 2015  
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson, has announced it today that it has completed the acquisition of XO1 Limited, which is a privately held virtual biopharmaceutical company. The asset-centric company was founded to expand research and development activities related to an anti-thrombin antibody ichorc...
SaaS Technology Changing HR Outsourcing Industry
Mar 19, 2015  
According to a research report that includes a roundtable survey of CIOs, CEOs, CHROs, and various consultants and investors in the human capital management outsourcing area, the SaaS technology is rapidly growing in Chicago. The report was released by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL).    The SaaS technology is shifting ...
China’s Huawei Takes the Lead in Overseas Patent Filings, says WIPO
Mar 19, 2015  
The giant telecom industry in China known as Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd bagged the world’s leading international patents in 2014. The data was gathered by various Chinese technology companies and reported by the United Nations.  After the success of Qualcomm Inc chipmaker, Huawei was rate next in the line-up. Huawei also has...
India Stands In Second Position After China Recording 995 Million Mobile Phone Connections
Mar 19, 2015  
The Lok Sabha of India was informed that the nation having a huge population of 1.20 billion has recorded 995 million mobile phone connections. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Telecom Minister stated that the figure is a reflection of the huge number of mobile phone connections that are spread all over the country. During the questions round he st...
Delhi Street Light Poles to Be Upgraded With Telecom Towers
Mar 19, 2015  
According to the sources, Indus Towers and its partner telecom operators is planning to convert around 3000 street light poles of the capital city, Delhi and turning it into telecom towers. The company is planning 1000 poles every year with an aim to complete the project in three years the street light poles will be equipped with 2G/3G/4G techn...
France to propose a bill that will force telecom companies to monitor terrorism activities
Mar 19, 2015  
France is all set to become the focus point in between a debate of security and privacy owing to the recent terrorism bill which is scheduled to be introduced on Thursday.  According to Wall Street Journal, the main proposal of the bill which may become a law soon, is expecting some technology and telecommunication companies that w...
Users to Sign into the Windows 10 via Facial Recognition
Mar 18, 2015  
With the recently launched Windows 10 O, users will be able to log into a specific device. And this won’t require a password, since this new gadget will make use of biometrics such as facial recognition. Microsoft declared that this Hello feature of Windows will offer support to the concept of biometric authentication, as a measure for de...
Britain to Improve Air Defense Over the Falkland Islands
Mar 18, 2015  
The United Kingdom has planned on updating and improving the air defense that is has over Falkland Islands. In order to start the same, the country will be introducing a competition for supplying a prime element that will be a part of the latest system that is ground based. The officials of the defense ministry recently gave a briefing to the i...
Closer and Stronger Defense Ties between Australia and Vietnam
Mar 18, 2015  
In a joint meeting held on Wednesday, Australia and Vietnam planned on having closer security and defense ties with one another. This would include the deployment of troops from Vietnam in Australia for the purpose of training since it is being sought by Canberra to balance out the relationship that it has with one of its largest trading countr...
New Synthetic Compound Discovered to Neutralize Weapons
Mar 18, 2015  
Everyone knows that chemical weapons are dangerous and they pose real threat. In an era when economies are engaged in silent battle of mounting their arsenal with the latest arm and ammunition, a team of scientists have developed a brand new compound that possesses the capability to deactivate chemical weapons. In fact the research also reveale...
Scientists Discovered a Chemical Technique to Speed Up 3D Printing Process
Mar 18, 2015  
In a latest advancement in technology, researchers were successful in speeding up and smoothing the process of three dimensional or 3D printing further, with the help of a trick of chemistry. The innovation also showcased the ability of producing objects in minutes which previously took hours to complete.  Three dimensional printin...
Engineers at University of California Creates Chameleon like Flexible and Artificial Skin
Mar 18, 2015  
Inspired by nature, engineers hailing from the University of California located at Berkeley created an unfathomably thin, chameleon kind of a material that can change colors on demand. All you need to do in order to see the magic unfold is apply some amount of force on the material for a minute.  This newly discovered material that...
Sun Pharma Trumps SBI in m-cap
Mar 18, 2015  
Sun Pharmaceuticals has recently overtaken the State Bank of India as the nation’s eigth most valuable firm with respect to market capitalization. By the finishing time of trade on Tuesday, Sun Pharma’s market cap was steady at R2.15 lakh crore, as opposed to the SBI’s R2.1 lakh crore. Market analysts have maintained t...
Lupin now Owns Pharma Dynamics
Mar 18, 2015  
Lupin has become successful in the agreement to acquire the balance 40 per cent equity stake in South Africa with a major generic drug related proponent, Pharma Dynamics. The deal was signed between Lupin and the founders of Pharma Dynamics. According to the agreement, the founders will exert their choice to put prior to March 31, 2015,...
Big Pharma Supports Dementia Venture Fund of US$100 Million
Mar 18, 2015  
A group of top drug makers has recently shown their support for a U.K. based venture capital fund that is dedicated to research for treatment methods for dementia. The list of companies in support includes Pfizer, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Biogen, and Lilly. They all have committed to invest in the fund, in addition to the U.K. based ...
Snapdeal Plans to Expand on Logistics in Next One Year
Mar 17, 2015  
The major market dealer Snapdeal has invested around $ 150-200 million in India. It plans to expand in the next one year on its delivery operations as the fierce competition in Indian eCommerce market is booming.  The firm also increased a minority stake from GoJavas logistics firm, which is the arm of the rival Jabong in the count...
UK Performance Improved, says Kuoni Group
Mar 17, 2015  
Although the overall Swiss travel company fell, the Kuoni Group’s UK operations witnessed an improved performance last year.  Kuoni UK witnessed rise by CHF 1 million from 2013 to around CHF 9 million. The gross profit increased to CHF 77.9 million from CHF 74.4 million per year earlier. The UK turnover reached CHF 409.8 mill...
Malaysia’s New Airline launched at $1.5 Bn
Mar 17, 2015  
The new airline in Malaysia has its unveiling plans due, said the Malaysia’s government. The new airline has signed the $1.5bn contract with Bombardier around 20 new aircrafts. The new aircraft carrier is planned to call flymojo. It is based out in East Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) and Johor Bahru in the south of Malaysia.  The n...
By Law: Cigarette Packets in Britain to be Barred of Brand Name
Mar 17, 2015  
The Britain’s upper house of parliament has made a new law as a measure to stop the significant growth of the cigarette market of Europe and discourage people from taking up smoking or continuing its habitual usage. Plans regarding the ban of the name of a certain brand on cigarette packaging in England have been making rounds of Britain ...
Lotte Forms Research and Development Center in Busan
Mar 17, 2015  
Lotte Group turned out to be the latest Korean company to join the creative economy drive on Monday initiated by President Park Geun-hye’s by initiating a research and development center in the city Busan. Busan is commonly known to be the home of the food and beverage and retail businesses. Lotte comes to Busan, a city where the ...
Procter & Gamble to Sell or Spinoff Beauty Brands
Mar 17, 2015  
The potential split of some of Procter & Gamble Co.’s beauty brand and their becoming a separate company shows the struggle that the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturer is facing in trying to master the beauty-products industry, a heavily fragmented and fast moving global industry. People with detailed knowledge ...
Alibaba Exhibits Technology That Uses Facial Recognition as Digital Signature
Mar 17, 2015  
The Chinese internet tycoon and the founder of giant online E-Commerce site Alibaba, Mr. Jack Ma, gave a foretaste of the future at the CeBIT IT fair in Germany when he demonstrated an innovative e-payment system that utilizes facial recognition. Arranging the stage in the manner of a Silicon Valley pioneer on Sunday, Ma presented the t...
Carbon3D Presents CLIP 3D Printing Technology
Mar 17, 2015  
A new firm, Carbon3D, has emerged out of furtiveness mode, presents an entirely new penetrating 3D printing process that is almost twenty five to hundred times faster than what is available in the market as of now. The Carbon3D, based in Redwood City, California, is privately-held and was founded in 2013, and since then has been perfecting a ne...
Singapore Govt: Assistive Technology Funds to Assist More People
Mar 17, 2015  
To encourage the acceptance and usage of assistive technologies, the government of Singapore will be making improvements to the Assistive Technology Fund of the Ministry of Social and Family Development in coming August. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Singapore, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam declared this at the charity banq...
New Chemical Bill Authorship Questioned
Mar 17, 2015  
Wednesday’s assembly of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will witness the debut of the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. If the bill is successfully converted into a law, it will become the first update in the toxic substance related federal regulations in 39 years. The older list includes formald...
Shell Boosts Production Volumes at Wesseling Plant
Mar 17, 2015  
Shell Chemicals has increased the production volume and improved the energy efficiency at its German plant in the Wesseling complex. Within the project, Shell has renovated furnaces, column systems, and compressors for its 2A steam cracker. The improvements are aimed at lowering the stack’s temperatures in order to be more fuel ef...
Researchers say Stain Repellant Chemicals Harming Polar Bear Brains
Mar 17, 2015  
A new study has shown that polar bears are suffering from changes to their brains that can be harmful due to the accumulation of pollution in the arctic. The scientists who worked on the report said that they have found crucial processes in the brains of polar bears are being damaged due to the accumulation of artificially made chemical...
Salem Power Outage Caused by Damage at Construction Site
Mar 16, 2015  
A minimum of two businesses on Commercial Street SE were hit by a power outage that occurred on Saturday. The outage was later found out to have been caused by power lines that were damaged near a construction site. The report was provided by Portland General Electric. Chevron and its next door business Natural Grocers had reported losi...
Construction Industry Booming in Utah
Mar 16, 2015  
The currently robust economy of Utah is feeding one of the strongest construction sectors in the United States. The Utah construction industry is primarily driven by the increasing demand for industrial and commercial space. This applies specifically to Wasatch Front. The construction industry is currently in the midst of one of the gre...
Construction Activity Drop-off Paces after U.K. House Building Falls
Mar 16, 2015  
There was a surprise fall in construction activities in Britain in January. This has increased fears of a broader slowdown across the important sectors of the nation’s economy. The figures displayed show a drop of 5 per cent in new homes construction after the Christmas vacation. The data was released only days after the Office of...
Winnipeg Allows Food Deserts to Exist in Areas of City
Mar 16, 2015  
If you reside in any of Winnipeg’s neighborhoods, bringing home the bacon, chickpeas, goat, or lentils is going to be a challenge, rather a big challenge.  While many of the grassroots organizations strive to improve their food security and make the environment a less hungry and more reasonable place to live, the food deserts...
Thai Food Industry Aims for GMP Certification
Mar 16, 2015  
Dubbed as “Eat Safe, Eat Smart” is an awareness campaign launched by the Official of Industrial Economics, Industry Ministry. The organization ensures modern and good manufacturing practice for Thai food.  In order to boost the consumer’s demand in food safety, the food caterers and producers should adopt the GMP ...
Swizzel - Confectionery Company offers Job to Sweet Tasters from the UK
Mar 16, 2015  
Swizzel – the U.K’s leading sweet makers is facilitating new sweet inventions before they are released on the market. This is like offering one lucky fan their dream job as a sweet taster.  Swizzel is famous for manufacturing the popular confectionary products such as Parma Violets, Drumstick Lollies, and Love Hearts. T...
Nicaragua’s Untapped Energy Revolution Gains Momentum
Mar 12, 2015  
Nicaragua is known as the land of fierce winds, reverberating volcanoes, and tropical sun. In simple worlds, we can say the place is a paradise of renewable energy. The nation in Central America is increasingly gaining in popularity among the supporters of green energy and eco-friendly world. Recently, Nicaragua has attracted the attention of g...
Nasdaq Gearing Up for the Launch of Energy Futures Market
Mar 12, 2015  
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is gearing up to launch a new energy-futures market. Leading banks, market makers, and clearing firms have extended their support to Nasdaq in its latest drive.  The market will be called Nasdaq Futures and will be pitted against the leading energy exchange operators internationally, such as, CME Group Inc. an...
NextEra to Invest US$34 billion On Energy Projects over the next 3 Years
Mar 12, 2015  
NextEra Energy Inc., the Florida based company who are all set to buy Hawaiian Electric Co. in a deal worth US$4.3 billion, is planning to invest a whopping US$34 billion on different energy projects over the next three years, as per public records. The company is also eyeing to register growth of about 7 per cent through 2018 with respect to i...
Job Growth in US Led by Restaurants and Bars
Mar 12, 2015  
Unemployment in the United States has been on a general upward trend in recent time, with the strong recovery of the American economy, arguably the most influential economy in the world bar (perhaps) China, seems yet to have a strong impact on a growth in employment statistics in various industry verticals. In the last few months, the resurrect...
National Association of Manufacturers Focuses on Several Industry Issues
Mar 12, 2015  
According to Jay Timmons, the president and CEO of National Association of Manufacturers the manufacturers in U.S. are facing an ineffective federal government to deal with a range of issues that is eventually their competitiveness.  While on a visit to Pittsburgh, Timmons said that he heard a lot about the state of manufacturing.  ...
UK’s Manufacturing and Industrial Production Continues to Look Gloomy
Mar 12, 2015  
Manufacturers in Britain cut down their activity for New Year as figures showed a slump of 0.5% in January 2015, as compared to February 2015. This drop resulted in an unexpected reversal of industrial output as well, which slumped by 0.1% in the same period. This comes as terrible surprise as economists who were a part of Reuters’ poll h...
Karen Low to Focus on Impact of Construction Industry in her Latest Talk
Mar 12, 2015  
Executive director of the Merit Contractors Association of Saskatchewan, Karen Low is the guest speaker at Battlefords Chamber of Commerce. His talk will be focused around the conditions of the construction industry in the region. The talk is titled “Construction Means Business”, and it aims at giving an overview of the present and ...
Burger King Drops Fountain Drinks from its Kid’s Menu
Mar 11, 2015  
Burger King is dropping fountain drinks from its menu for kids. They are no longer marketed as a part of Burger King Kids Meals. The furtiveness, unannounced move in the previous month by Burger King which came under pressures from advocacy groups has followed similar declared moves in previous months by Wendy's and McDonald's. The pres...
WHO Published Guidelines to Cut Down Sugar Consumption
Mar 11, 2015  
The World Health Organization has provided new guidelines to cut sugar consumptions. The United Nation’s health agency states that world is consuming too much of sugar and people should cut down their intake to just 6-12 teaspoons per day. The guidelines, that was released on Wednesday, finalize draft advice first released in the ...
Irish Whiskey Sales Heightened up as Part of the Whiskey Revival
Mar 11, 2015  
Not all rejoices St. Paddy’s Day by raising a pint of green beer. A lot choose to drink Irish whiskey served directly or in drinks such as the Irish coffee or car bomb. Irish whiskey is trending as of now. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, at present, the Irish whiskey is one of the fastest-developin...
Sun Pharma Valuations Lose Premium Levels: CLSA
Mar 11, 2015  
CLSA maintains the buying rating on Sun Pharmaceuticals. The organization recently said that the pharma company no longer has premium valuations with its peers, despite it deserving one. The U.S. Food and Drugs Association had previously made observations at Sun Pharma’s Halol plant and found them sub-standard. Along with that, high margi...
US$1.2 Billion Worth of Drugs for Concordia as they Acquire Covis
Mar 11, 2015  
The pharmaceutical and injectables unit of Covis Pharma has been bought by Concordia Healthcare for US$1.2 billion in cash. The effort has strengthened Concordia’s generics portfolio, riding the latest wave of pharmaceuticals M&A. The Toronto based Concordia Healthcare will gain 18 branded and generic drugs in the bargain. Thi...
Ialuxid Gel Launched in China
Mar 11, 2015  
BMG Pharma S.r.l., a specialty pharmaceutical firm, has made an announcement that it will launch its proprietary product Ialuxid gel in the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese version of the Ialuxid gel will be a non-antibiotic antimicrobial gel that retains the moist wound environment that promotes quicker healing. Ialuxid is...
Mackay Sugar Acknowledges Progress on Renewable Energy Target Talks
Mar 11, 2015  
Mackay Sugar has warmly welcomed the comments suggested on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) from the Environment Minister Greg Hunt. The sugar milling company holds a bright future of the RET by investing about $120 million in a facility opened in 2013. The facility manufactures renewable energy based on the by-product from crushing sugarcane....
Wind and Energy Industry Holds Up Future Leaders in Agriculture
Mar 11, 2015  
Oklahoma highlights interesting vital partnerships between rural communities and farmers operating in the wind and utility companies. A bunch of these companies are sustaining the 2015 Oklahoma Youth Expo involved in investing into the future of the state’s agriculture with a big thank you to all the local partners who have helped in the ...
Wind Energy Industry Cites Streamlining Policy
Mar 11, 2015  
The wind energy industry has sought convergence and compliance in policies in order to fully yoke the resource potential across the country. The need of the hour is to set up the renewable energy management centers for scheduling wind power and stabilizing the forecast, added the industry representatives in a Tuesday statement.   T...
Crest Fined For Falsifying Advertisements Regarding Toothpastes’ Whitening Qualities
Mar 10, 2015  
Crest, the toothpaste brand made by United States-based consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, has been fined in an instance that counts as the biggest fine imposed by mainland China authorities for false advertisement. The fine is allegedly worth 6.03 million yuans (HK$7.46 million). The toothpaste brand was fined for a television ...
Columbia to Wrap Up Investigation about Anti-Competition Policies in Cement Industry
Mar 10, 2015  
Colombian regulators are expecting to soon send a final ruling regarding an enduring antitrust investigation of the country’s local cement industry. This move is expected to result in sanctions for Columbia’s top cement manufacturers. Pablo Felipe Robledo del Castillo, head of industry and commerce superintendent of Columbia...
Lamborghini Calgary Dealership to sell Koenigsegg Automotive AB Hyper-Cars
Mar 10, 2015  
A Swedish automotive company, Koenigsegg Automotive AB manufacturer of high- performing sports cars more commonly known as hyper-cars, has announced that they have chosen Lamborghini Calgary for dealership. Lamborghini Calgary will open soon and be the first authorized dealer of hyper cars in Canada. The dealership of Lamborghini Calgar...
Koreans Shifting to Flashy Bentleys and Maseratis over German Cars in the District of Gangnam
Mar 10, 2015  
Flashy Bentleys and Maseratis are becoming the preferred choice of car for young and riche South Koreans, shadowing the luxurious German brands which have become so common in the Seoul’s Gangnam district. Song Ji-hoon, a chef-restaurateur sold his Mercedes-Benz CLS a year before and bought a Maserati model. He stated that the youn...
Employees of AUDI AG to Share Profit From Company’s Success in 2014
Mar 10, 2015  
Thomas Sigi, Audi’s Board of Management Member for Human Resources announced that AUDI AG has set another record by delivering 1.74 million cars in the year 2014 to its customers. He further added that the success credit goes to the committed and hard-working employees. The creative ideas given by employees have played a huge part in sett...
Patheon Finalizes its Plan to Acquires Agere Pharmaceuticals
Mar 10, 2015  
Patheon announced that it has reached a decision to acquire Agere Pharmaceuticals. Patheon is the global leader of the drug development and delivery solutions market, while Agere Pharmaceuticals is a private CDMO, located in Bend, Ore, that has a unique specialty of enhancing the absorption rate of medications.  A contract developm...
Scientists Hopeful that Smart Insulin will Revolutionize Management of Diabetes
Mar 10, 2015  
Scientists are hopeful that the research on smart insulin and its development in the near future will change the way diabetes is managed. With the smart insulin diabetic patients won’t have to keep checking their blood sugar levels as just a dosage will normalize the blood sugar level and turn off when not needed or vice versa. The medica...
Serum Institute of India to Launch its New Batch of H1N1 Vaccine
Mar 10, 2015  
Serum Institute of India is all set to launch 65,000 doses of NasoVac S in the market to contain the growing number of swine flu cases in the country. The dose that is administered via a nasal drop will help fight the spread of this disease in various parts of India. It was only a year ago that the company had to destroy about a million of dose...
Malaysia’s RE Supply Boosted by Solar Farm
Mar 9, 2015  
The glinting panels which harness the sun’s light and transform it into energy have increasingly become a common sight as the Malaysian charts a way towards the renewable energy field. A solar field constructed by the PV cells has lately emerged in the newly developed center in Malacca in Hang Tuah Jaya located in Ayer Keroh. These panels...
RET (Renewable Energy Target) Deal Close Prior to Fresh Talks with the Clean Energy Sector
Mar 9, 2015  
According to the Federal Government a renewable energy target or RET deal with the clean sector for energy is quite close after the fresh discussions happened during the weekend. The Minister of Environment Greg Hunt discussed with the sector for clean energy during the Clean Energy Council and also with the Australian Industry Group. I...
Eiffel Tower Gets a Boost by Turbine Power
Mar 9, 2015  
The French have done it again by turning something as unappealing as a wind turbine into a piece of art by installing two f them on the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is a monument of creativity and also sustainability now. When the tower was built 1889, it was intended only to last around 20 years. However, in the ensuing one hundred and twent...
Florida Blue Ventures In Healthcare Market with South Florida in Spin
Mar 9, 2015  
At a time when the retail healthcare world is booming, globally leading insurers like Florida Blue are venturing into the business to capitalize on the growing opportunities in South Florida. In September this year Florida Blue will cut the ribbon of three integrated care facilities which are designed to cater to the population of South Florida...
Lubrizol and Cleveland Clinic to Partner for Innovation
Mar 9, 2015  
Cleveland Clinic and Lubrizol Corporations, recently announced that the companies will collaborate to identify and pace up the development of technologically advanced and innovative products to facilitate the operations of pharmaceuticals and medical devices industries.  Speaking about the partnership Robert Miller, the global busi...
Global Healthcare Industry Needs Ambitious MBAs to Combat Incumbent Challenges
Mar 9, 2015  
What has emerged as one of the serious concerns for global healthcare groups is that they are continuously having to battle with the rapidly ageing population and restricting budget. As per recent study by the United Nations, a fifth of global populace will be above the age of 50 before 2050. Additionally, factors such as low rate of wages and ...
Lion’s WCB Share at Risk
Mar 9, 2015  
The Japanese-owned food and beverage group Lion are prepared to sell their brands of everyday cheese now. The situation was not the same two years ago. Lion’s well-known brands Mil Lel and Coon, Cracker Barrel are the running brands in the dairy industry. These brands would have witnessed a complete exit of the Australian market as the co...
Thompson Opens Long Chim at the Marina Bay Sands
Mar 9, 2015  
The Australian guru of Thai food situated in Bangkok has inaugurated his big and most awaited food restaurant Long Chim found in the Singapore Thai street. David Thompson has unofficially announced the restaurant in Singapore. Thompson was Asia’s Best increasingly persuading restaurant in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards in 2014.&n...
ThaiBev Ventures into East Timor
Mar 9, 2015  
The Thai Beverage Plc a food and beverage company is expanding rapidly to cover the East Timor as well. Recently, the company has set up a brand new company named as InterBev Timor and registered a capital of US$10,000. This capital is supposed to be distributed within Thai beverages including beer, fruit juice, and drinking water under East Ti...
Nuclear Development Plans in China Gets Fresh Impetus
Mar 5, 2015  
The nuclear development plans of China got a renewed momentum on Wednesday as State Council gave a nod to build new reactors at the nuclear power plant located near Hongyan River. The unit 5 and 6 of the nuclear plant near Hongyan River, located in the northeastern province of Liaoning got approval for construction from the State Council. The c...
Indian Telecoms Bid at Spectrum War
Mar 5, 2015  
The Indian government on Wednesday managed to mop up nearly INR 60,000 crore with the spectrum auctions off to a wonderful start. Top bidders included Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone India who fought tooth and nail to gain secure airwaves in those areas where their licenses were nearing expiration. Reliance Jio Infocomm made a strenu...
South Korean Pharmaceutical Companies Extend Business with Saudi Arabia
Mar 5, 2015  
Four South Korean pharmaceutical companies will export their products to Saudi Arabia, including anticancer drugs and antibiotics, for the coming five years, South Korea’s Health Ministry informed this Wednesday, as a result of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's business trip to the Saudi Arabia this week. Ascertaining to the expor...
U.K. Government Slow to Stop Pharma R&D Slump
Mar 4, 2015  
When it comes to turnaround strategies, the focal point of the U.K. government is currently the life sciences industry. Recent data however shows that healthcare companies are spending less and less on research and development processes on drugs in the country. The Office of National Statistics released the data earlier this week. It sh...
Sun Pharma Buys Out GSK Australian Opiates Business
Mar 4, 2015  
Global pharmaceutical giant GSK announced on Tuesday that they had come to an agreement with Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries for the latter to buy out the opiates business in Australia owned by GSK. A joint statement was made by the two pharma top companies. The statement said that the companies’ respective wholly owned subsidiarie...
SEC Official Supports Limiting Pharma FCPA Risk
Mar 4, 2015  
The global pharmaceutical industry currently faces high risks of bribery on international turfs as companies pursue better business. A top regulating official said on Tuesday that a strong compliance program and increase in self-disclosure can ease the risk and level of damage should such a violation occur. The Securities and Exchange C...
US Manufacturing Slows in February
Mar 4, 2015  
The manufacturing sector in the United States of America suffered a prolongation of the consistently prevailing dip in the last month of February. A slowdown in the operation of ports on the West Coast contributed significantly to the slowdown, as did a slide in the relative strengths of overseas economies. This downward trend has been a steady...
Cuba Becomes the Most Searched Destination After Obama Relaxes Travel Regulations
Mar 4, 2015  
After President Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Cuban President relaxed the travel restrictions between the two countries, online travel booking sites are looking forward to offering great trip packages to Havana. The new destination seems to be the hotspot for online booking companies as the sworn enemies try to restore their diplomatic rela...
Options Away Finds an Investment Worth US$3.5 million
Mar 4, 2015  
Options Away, a travel site that offers airline tickets and combining options to make travel plans simpler, has landed an investment of US$3.5 million. The company that was started by Heidi and Rob Brown two years ago now has a slew sites following their idea now. The Chicoga-based company has new investors such as OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group ...
Travel Brands Go Yo for More Travelers
Mar 4, 2015  
Travel brands are looking at new ways other than being noticed on Facebook and Twitter to make their presence felt to the users. An innovative way of approaching users is through push notifications. This tool is proving to be free of clutter on the mobile screen and smart enough to make a point by cutting the noise that social media makes. ...
Huawei Announces a Smartwatch, and Two More Wearables
Mar 3, 2015  
Huawei's Ascend Mate 2, a 4G enabled smartphone was launched by the Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China telecom equipment and services multinational in 2014.  In the Mobile World Congress being held at Barcelona, the company did not reveal any plans to launch a smartphone, however, the company has announced that it will now add three new w...
India’s Financial Budget Presents No initiatives for Consumer Goods and Appliances Sector
Mar 3, 2015  
India, the world’s second most populous country, one of the chief and largest economies of the world, and the third largest world economy in terms of purchasing power , and a fertile marketplace for a number markets, has presented its annual financial budget for the fiscal year 2015-16. The Budget outlines the government’s vision an...
Portland Cement Reports Half-Yearly Losses
Mar 3, 2015  
East African cement manufacturer Portland Cement has reported that it has swayed in a first-half yearly loss after one of its maintenance units of the packing and clinker units had shutdown, but the Kenyan company has said that it hopes to recover its market condition after the units undergo repairs. Portland Cement reported pretax loss...
Taiwanese IC Firms Target Automotive Display Sector
Mar 3, 2015  
Companies belonging to Taiwanese IC on Sunday announced that their first and foremost aim in the current year will be to gain a share of the fast developing automotive display chip market. HIS, a research organization based in the United States has stated that the shipments of automotive displays increased to 87.3 million units last year, a 33 ...
Latest LTE Modems Launched by Qualcomm for Automotive Connectivity
Mar 3, 2015  
Qualcomm Incorporated recently declared that its ancillary arm Qualcomm Technologies has included the Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 LTE modem (9x28) and Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 LTE modem (9x40) to its Snapdragon Automotive Solutions in order to help it in supporting connectivity across all verticals of the thriving automotive sector.  Wit...
United Aftermarket Network Acquired by Alliance Automotive Group
Mar 3, 2015  
The United Aftermarket Network (UAN) has been acquired by the Alliance Automotive Group from UAN shareholders Rachael and Andrew Dickinson. Resultantly, the present managing director of Groupauto Jim Mazza will now acquire a revised role of the managing director of Alliance Automotive Group UK trading groups.  A new MD for Groupaut...
Ireland Residential Construction Starts Slow
Mar 2, 2015  
Experts said that the Irish residential construction industry has had a dramatically slow start to their activities in early 2015. The slump follows a substantial rise in the planning activities for residential applications and constructions projects from 2014. The current data that has been taken from Link2Plans, an independent plannin...
India Construction Sector Rises 15 Per Cent
Mar 2, 2015  
Construction and infrastructure shares of all related companies gained steam in trading after an announcement by the government that they had increased spending in the sector. The Indian government will raise their investments in the infrastructure by nearly Rs 700 billion. They have also made plans to initiate a national infrastructure...
Kansas Streetcar Construction on Schedule for Early 2016
Mar 2, 2015  
The downtown streetcar construction for Kansas City is almost 50 per cent complete and officials say that the construction should be complete by this fall. Post construction, the streetcars that will be used will then undergo months of testing before they are approved for passenger usage. They are scheduled to be in full operation in th...
Renewed PPP Model Emphasizes on the Bottom of the Pyramid of Agricultural Sector
Mar 2, 2015  
India’s budget is very comprehensive as it seeks to obtain a thorough balance between sustainable growth and inclusiveness. It focuses on the savings in the middle class as well as emphasizes on the core of the pyramid.  India has used a pragmatic approach in this. It is used to stabilize the economy and maintain the inflatio...
The Leading Five Things to Observe in Tallahassee Food and Beverages
Mar 2, 2015  
The five things to watch in Florida’s Capitol is the date of Florida’s 2016 presidential primary. The panel considers complying with the national political party rules as the date for March 15 is set. This could play a bigger role with the expected candidacies of the U.S. and Governor of the state.  The stores in poor a...
M&S and Cadbury Fall Out of Top 20 in Annual Survey
Mar 2, 2015  
Cadbury and Marks and Spencer are ranked as the top 20 consumer brands in the UK. They have both fallen out of an annual survey topping this list.   Both the firms have lost their places. They have also lost their place from Sony’s electronics firm, Shell- the giant oil industry, and Amazon – an online retailer said a r...
India’s Annual Budget Boosts Consumer Durable Sector
Mar 2, 2015  
It is evident from the numerous changes that India’s annual budget, announced by the country’s finance minister Mr Arun Jaitley, aims at compiling a rather progressive and positive financial blueprint in order to put the vast Indian economy on the path of rapid growth.  Looking to drive a beneficial environment for the ...
Wearables: HTC Finally Joins the Club
Mar 2, 2015  
Taiwan based smartphone and tablet manufacturer HTC has finally ventured into the field of wearable technology with its first ever fitness tracker called Grip. It was earlier speculated that the company would release an Android based smartwatch. However, HTC released a wearable that has a GPS enabled fitness tracker. The Grip follows a form fac...
Under Armour Makes US$475 Million Deal for MyFitnessPal
Feb 26, 2015  
Baltimore based Under Armour has made earnest attempts in becoming one of the largest players in the fitness apparel market. In their latest venture, the company bought out MyFitnessPal for US$475 million on February 4, 2015. The company also purchased a smaller running app Endomondo for US$85 million. MyFitnessPal is a free fitness app...
Hanesbrands Buys Out Knights Apparel
Feb 26, 2015  
Hanesbrands Inc., a leading apparel retailer, has signed an agreement that will allow it to take over Knights Apparel for US$200 million in cash. The latter is a collegiate logo apparel seller. Analysts believe that the acquisition is a strategic one that will provide the right fit to the parent company. White Knights Apparel sells swea...
Smartphone Market in India on Decline while Samsung Holds Top Spot
Feb 26, 2015  
Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung maintained its leadership in the India smartphone market. The company recorded a 22 per cent share in Q4 of 2014. The overall market has however, shrunk for the first time in history. Most manufacturers of smartphones have had a pileup of inventories in the October to December period, as said by IDC, a ...
Apple to Face over $500 million Payout on iTunes Patent
Feb 26, 2015  
Recently, Apple was accused of using inventions knowingly which were owned by another business in iTunes. The tech giant suffered a patent loss which involved some of these technologies that were used by the iTunes store. As a result the company has been ordered to pay a fine of US$533 million to the company Smartfish. Smartfish is a co...
Record Connection Speed Achieved by 5G Researchers
Feb 26, 2015  
A record breaking speed has been managed during the test of 5G data connection, according to scientists. The scientists at the University of Surrey’s for 5G Innovation Center or 5GIC were able to achieve a connection speed of 1 tera bit per second, which is thousands of times faster than current data connections. The head ...
Singapore Closing towards the F-35 Buy, says US Program Chief
Feb 26, 2015  
The country Singapore has moved closer to their ordering the joint strike of Lockheed Martin fighter, as per data from the program head US Lt. General Chris Bodgan. The General also noted that there was a rise in the activity from their potential foreign military sales or FMS customers and their F-35 such as Israel, that has recently co...
India in Need of Boost in the Oil and Gas Sector
Feb 25, 2015  
India’s most awaited month is February where everyone’s reminded of the Budget. The Budget is a way to stir up the economy. The country certainly is in need of some energy boosters that are enlisted under five main requirements within the oil and gas sector.    A tax holiday was the first promise declared under the r...
Is It Advisable to Start a New Career in the Oil Industry?
Feb 25, 2015  
The workforce at several oil industries are being laid off left and right due to the current plight of the global oil industry. With the price of oil just rated under $50 a barrel on Tuesday, the question remains that is the situation scaring most of them away from applying the energy industry?  But Tony Cedrone reports that despit...
Turbulence in the Oil Industry Forces Suppliers to Cut Jobs
Feb 25, 2015  
The Texas oil industry is cutting more jobs in the country as the region grapples with declining crude prices. The service company Archer Ltd., is slacking down on around 1,000 jobs, approximately around 11 percent of its workforces due to the sharp decline in the drilling activity in the North Sea and the United States.  Archer - ...
Project Titan from Apple making a Stir in the U.S. Automotive Market
Feb 25, 2015  
In an industry which is sometimes dictated by fancy or fad, the big tech giant’s announcement to quicken an electric car’s production in a few years is called the Project Titan. This has led to a widespread consumer excitement around the country. Though, auto companies generally take seven years in developing a car, Apple is plannin...
Toyota will Focus on Safety instead of Volumes in India
Feb 25, 2015  
The largest auto maker in the world according to volume, Toyota has created a strategic shift in the Indian market. This auto company has decided to focusing more on safety rather than chasing volumes. Also, the company is present in this domestic market through a joint venture with the local Kirloskar group. This joint venture of Toyota Kirlos...
Production of Euro-spec of Honda Jazz Unveiled with i-VITEC Engine
Feb 25, 2015  
The giant automaker, Honda has revealed that the production of their car version of Euro-spec car for 2015 Honda Jazz before they will debut the care in Geneva in the coming week. The car arriving in Europe during the summer 2015, is a model which comes with a familiar design that has features which sweep the headlights back and a radia...
Construction Networking is now Getable
Feb 25, 2015  
The construction business around the world is in the midst of a global boom. The global construction industry is aided by increasing development all over the world, especially in the highly populous and developing countries such as India, China, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, the UAE, South Africa, Australia, etc., in regions showing prosperous eco...
Indiana Minimum Construction Wage Repealed
Feb 25, 2015  
The Indiana House voted 55 to 41 on Monday to remove the state’s 80 year old legislation about common construction wage. The law set a minimum level for construction wages that construction companies had to pay the construction workers, skilled or unskilled. Republicans in the Indiana House largely favored the repeal, with an over...
US-19 Construction Slowdown Continues
Feb 25, 2015  
The US-19 through Clearwater is one of the most frequently used roads in the U.S., with more than 100,000 drivers using the crucial section through Pinellas County every day. However, the construction authorities in charge of the road works on the busy section seem to have lost track. The seemingly never-ending construction project on t...
Scientists Says Lack of Vitamin D a Precursor for Type 2 Diabetes
Feb 24, 2015  
Contrary to popular belief that obesity often leads to diabetes, scientists have found that lack of vitamin D can lead obesity and subsequently Type 2 diabetes. It also might be the case that people with poor levels of vitamin D could be pre-diabetic, which means that the blood sugar level is elevated than it normally should be, but still withi...
Scientist’s Find Ultrasound an Effective Way of Reducing Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease
Feb 24, 2015  
As the geriatric pool in the world continues to grow, so does the problem of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia leads to loss of thinking capacity, memory, and creates an absolutely dependency for the patient with time. About 70% of the cases of dementia are that of Alzheimer’s disease. In a recent resea...
U.S. Inventors Design Obesity Controlling Device that Challenges Conventional Surgery
Feb 24, 2015  
A game-changing device designed by in the U.S. is all set to change the way we deal with obesity by controlling the desire to eat with electrical impulses. The device is planned for a launch in Britain sometime later in 2015. The device, VBloc, is the size of a matchbox and it requires a 90 minute keyhole surgery. It will be planted on the rib ...
Origin Energy Ltd to Invest in Australia on Expanding the Solar Rooftops Business
Feb 24, 2015  
One of Australia’s biggest electricity retail giant, Origin Energy Ltd. has plans of expanding the solar business, at a time when there is expected to be a rise in installations all through 2030 coupled with plunging costs. The company has plans of undertaking several investments which are similar to the 3 megawatt capacitated project of ...
Apple Inc to Establish Data Centers Supported by Renewable Energy in Europe
Feb 24, 2015  
part of its European investment plan, which will mainly include facilities that will enable the running of services like device maps and iTunes. The various centers that will be situated in Denmark, Athenry, Viborg, and Ireland will be supported by non-conventional /renewable form of energy. The company also stated that the operations will fina...
European Union to Investigate the U.K. Project on Coal to Biomass Conversion
Feb 24, 2015  
The European Union has declared that it will further investigate the subsidies being given by the U.K. towards the power plant of RWE AG’s Lynemouth. This step has been taken because of government concerns that conclude that any type of aid will give the entity a chance for conversion of this site from dealing with coal to perhaps biomass...
Reliance to Expand into Defense
Feb 24, 2015  
India’s Reliance Group has one of the largest and most diverse industrial networks in the world. The group has a presence in a wide range of industries from power to telecommunications. It is one of the largest industrial groups in not just India, but the entire world. The group is now planning to expand into a hitherto unexplored territo...
Japan-Made Electronics Rise in Popularity
Feb 24, 2015  
The Japanese electronics manufacturing industry, once a strong factor of the country’s booming economy and among the most renowned in the world, had been suffering from a minor slump in recent years. However, the signs are positive for the Japanese electronics industry, as a recent compilation of an index by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance sh...
OLED Sellers Wanted: LG Electronics
Feb 24, 2015  
South Korean electronics giant LG announced on Tuesday that it had started to seriously look for partners to sell its revolutionary TVs enabled with the new OLED technology. Since the market for OLED TVs is scarce as of yet, LG’s novel push into the unexplored territory is expected to be dear on the electronics giant’s purses. LG in...
Germany’s Domestic Market Blooming Due to Increased Consumer Spending
Feb 24, 2015  
The languishing European economy is getting boost from an unlikely market segment: demands from Germany’s domestic market. A breakdown of fourth quarter domestic product of Germany in the year 2014, released on Tuesday by the national statistics office, reveal a strong surge in investments and a continued growth in consumer spendi...
Asian Manufacturers of Bird Spit Coffee Look to Expand Businesses Outside China
Feb 24, 2015  
A unique blend of coffee is highly prized in China for its supposed health benefits for hundreds of years now. The coffee, called nests is made when the saliva of swiftlets is mixed with coffee and cereal. The Southeast Asian manufacturers of this unique blend of coffee are trying to broaden the delicacy’s appeal across the globe, and are...
Small-Scale Palm Oil Manufacturers Fear Exclusion in Sustainable Palm Oil Surge
Feb 24, 2015  
For Ghana's small-scale farmers, the palm crop serves as a backup in times when their cocoa crops fail. This is because oil palm crops are much more resistant to diseases and pests, providing regular harvest across an entire year – but as long as it is tended properly, which is quite rare for the small farmers of Ghana, says Rosemary Addi...
Connected Wearable Market Showcases Exponential Growth Prospects for 2019
Feb 23, 2015  
According to the surveys by Berg Insights, the shipment of connected wearables is anticipated to reach 168.2 million by the end of 22019, growing at a CAGR of 54.7%. The connected wearable shipment has already reached a whopping 19 million units in 2014, as told by Berg Insights. The company also claims that the market is expected to grow expon...
Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Salix
Feb 23, 2015  
In what the industry experts believe will mark a landmark deal, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. the numero uno Canadian drug maker, have finally given their nod to buy Salix Pharmaceutical Ltd., the world renowned drug maker, in a deal that is slated to be worth approximately $14.5 billion.  Driven by low cost of operati...
Researchers Develop a Flexible, Wearable Medical Alert System
Feb 23, 2015  
The Tokyo University researchers have developed a unique, self powered, and flexible medical alert device in the wearable product category. The wearable is a fever alarm arm band that will help monitor the patient’s heart rate. It will be unveiled in the International Solid State Circuitls Conference to be organized in San Francisco by th...
Australian Apple Industry Content with GM Apples Sales if they stay Overseas
Feb 23, 2015  
The genetically modified apples are a new trend in the Australian apple industry. The two kinds of genetically modified apple varieties are specifically engendered for a reason. The development of these new varieties of apple has not been welcomed by the Australian as yet. However, they have been approved for sale in the United States. They hel...
Organic Vegetable Growth at Reasonable Prices
Feb 23, 2015  
The health-conscious citizens are fetching for organic vegetables and spurring the development for keeping the prices on an enterprising keen.  In a similar vein, people in the Hongkong are extremely paying keen attention to healthy lifestyle and other food safety problems mainly in the light of food scandals in the mainland, added...
More Vegetables, Less Meat, says Nutrition Experts
Feb 23, 2015  
Although the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines have consistently advised people to consume fresh and rich in vegetables, especially dark green and leafy vegetables, things have not been prioritized still. However, everything is changing. A new group of nutrition experts on the Obama recruitment panel help to design and lay down...
Energy Commission in Ghana Planning to Create Market for Solar Power
Feb 23, 2015  
The Energy Commission in Ghana has unveiled plans to form a plan to market their solar power production to ensure a more secure energy efficient source, since, the West African region is still grappling with a country wide power crisis. The energy regulator is aiming to create solar energy which will prove to be a game changer for the n...
Over 100 Birds Injured by Solar Farm
Feb 23, 2015  
Around 130 birds have been reported to be injured around Tonopah in Nevada. The birds were injured while there was a testing for a new solar power. According to biologist there were around 130 birds that caught fire mid-air. This happened while the birds entered an area which was concentrated for solar energy which was created by in Nevada. Thi...
Turkey has Laid an Ambitious Wind Energy Generation Target
Feb 23, 2015  
Turkey is seeking to reduce its dependence on imported energy. Hence, it has undertaken an ambitious wind power target. This need for rising demand for power in Turkey is in a sustainable fashion and also in alignment with the European Union’s directive for renewable energy. Turkey is a part of the European Union, and the action p...
U.S. Panel Combats Obesity with Taxes on Sugary Foods
Feb 20, 2015  
In an effort to fight the surging level s of obesity in the U.S., consumers are now made to pay extra taxes on all sugary sodas and snacks. The move was made to encourage citizens to cut down on sweets. The U.S. panel is taking the help of scientists to revamp the country’s dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Commi...
India Decides to Keep Food Handout Program
Feb 20, 2015  
India will not make cuts to its multi-billion dollar welfare program in the food industry that allows citizens to purchase high quality rice and wheat at the cheapest rates, according to an Indian government source. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set up a panel in the previous months that appealed to the government for a cu...
Australian Food Labeling May be Reformed
Feb 20, 2015  
An outbreak of hepatitis A has been linked to the frozen berries imported from China. This is a recent development in what many believe to be badly created food law issues. The Australian government is possibly looking to make changes in their food labeling laws. The changes that have been proposed would help identify the origin of food...
DoE Forms New Office to Ease Commercialization of Research
Feb 20, 2015  
Government innovation has always played a big role in the role of technology in the average American’s day-to-day life. The Internet is a well-known example, so well-known it is now almost well worn. Various NASA innovations have also found their way into the daily life of Americans, right from the memory foam to the heat-accumulating jac...
First Net-zero House in Columbia Creating Power and Buzz
Feb 20, 2015  
The trend of net-zero homes has been growing for quite some while now. Promoted as the perfect remedy to global warming due to their efficiency and practicality, net-zero homes generate their own electricity thanks to abundant usage of renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind power, freely available to most if not all residential ...
Illinois Strengthens Stand Supporting Clean Energy
Feb 20, 2015  
The Illinois government put in place a new bill to support and boost the growth of the clean energy industry. Once the bill is applied properly across the state, it has the potential to create 32,000 new jobs annually. Illinois is already among the leaders in the U.S. when it comes to support for clean energy, and the new bill has now combined ...
Retail Sales in Canada to Decline the Most in Four Years
Feb 20, 2015  
The retail sales in Canada have fallen at the fastest pace for more than four years and in Decembers as the consumers scaled back their holiday gift purchases. The retail sales showed a decline of 2 per cent to around 42.1 billion dollars, the most since the month of April 2010, Statistics Canada stated on Friday in the state of Ottawa....
Egypt and Israel Considering Double Duty-free Textile Exports to the United States
Feb 20, 2015  
Another step taken towards even tighter relations the countries Egypt and Israel have agreed recently to double the amount of duty free textile exports dealt with the United States of America to 2 billion dollars within the next three years, according to the head at the Middle East desk, the Economic Ministry. This plan came in to effec...
Advances in Nanotechnology to Help Step Ahead of the Race
Feb 20, 2015  
The OMICS Group has invited several professional to attend the Nanotechnology Congress and Expo which will be held in August this year. Currently, nanotechnology and nanoscience is involved with the study and application of nanoscale particles which across all other fields of science such as biology, physics, chemistry, materials scienc...
GM CEO Warned Apple against Its Entry into Automobiles
Feb 19, 2015  
Retired CEO of General Motors, Mr. Dan Akerson, stated that Apple should not project into the automobile market. It would be better for the firm to produce automobile electronics instead, he added. Reports emerged earlier this week that Apple is manufacturing its propriety electric vehicle, news which shook the entire vehicle market. Mr...
Amazon India to Offer Automotive Accessories
Feb 19, 2015  
Amazon India stated the car and motorbike store on its website, today. The company states that there are around 22,000 products arraying from engine oils, filters, additives, car shampoos, polishes to seat covers, headlights, car covers; from fenders, helmets, car vacuum cleaners, wind deflectors, to spark plugs, riding gear, car electronics, a...
Lexus Qualifies for Australian Automotive Customer Satisfaction Award 2015
Feb 19, 2015  
Lexus owners are the most content of any car brand in Australia, as stated by the results of a leading report into consumers’ satisfaction. Lexus this week achieved its second Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award, ranking first the market as it did in 2011 in the opening year of the awards. The Japanese luxury brand led the 2014...
The UK Banks Introduce Fingerprint Technology for Customers to Access Bank Accounts
Feb 19, 2015  
Two banks in the UK industry are allowing their customers to access their bank accounts using fingerprint recognition technology on their smart phones. The NatWest and RBS customers must use this technology by activating the feature using security information. However, this is only restricted to use of Apple’s Touch ID.  The ...
Technology Channelizes for Leading Health Industry Security, Safe Efforts
Feb 19, 2015  
Under the 50 groundbreaking initiatives taken on the safety and security efforts highlighted on the CSO’s annual list, 11 of them have been recognized as the leading endeavors in the healthcare industry and 8 have been known in the top 20.  However, in specific four efforts were ranked among the top 10 on the list. The news c...
Ferrero Namesake Passes Away at 89
Feb 18, 2015  
For generations who enjoyed tasty delights of Italian chocolates, they are no strangers to Nutella and Ferrero Rocher. Michele Ferrero, the world’s richest candy maker and most breathed his last on this Valentine’s Day. As reported by the company, Michele Ferrero was 89 years old during the time of his death. Ferroro has been suffer...
James Kehoe Announced as Krafts Group Inc Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Feb 18, 2015  
After days of interpretations, the Kraft Food Group Inc. finally announced the name of its future head honcho who will be responsible for significant company operations. James Kehoe will be taking over to serve the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company. He will lead the financial operations for Kraft and...
Yahoo Gears Up for its First Ever Mobile Developer Conference
Feb 18, 2015  
Yahoo, one of the aging veterans of Silicon Valley, has engaged in the drive to showcase to the world, that it stocks the goods to facilitate the mobile app developers.  Taking a step ahead in its business propaganda, the company has engaged in the full swing preparation to host its first ever mobile developer conference on Thursda...
MoT seeks Rs 3,000 cr allocation for tourism in Budget 2015-16
Feb 18, 2015  
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), India has proposed for an allocation of INR3,000 crore in the Union Budget 2015-16. In addition to this, recommendations by Federation of Associations of Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) were also included in the Pre-Budget Consultative Committee Meeting. This is the first time in the history of tourism in...
French Tourists Pick Zambia for Travel Diaries
Feb 18, 2015  
Zambia recorded a 27.37% hike in the number of French tourists to the country in 2014. This figure is up from 7,151 French visitors in 2013 to 9,108 in 2014. The rise in the number of tourists is attributable to the sincere marketing efforts taken by the Zambian Embassy in Paris that closely works with Zambia Tourism Board. With such positive r...
Tourism is the Language of Peace, Says David Scowsill at IIPT World Symposium
Feb 18, 2015  
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) think, the travel and tourism industry is the language of peace. Today, this sector contributes by about 9% to the world’s GDP and provides one of 11 jobs. The travel and tourism business employs more than 63 million people in Asia, 12 million people...
Laclede Customers to Benefit from Plunging Oil Prices
Feb 17, 2015  
Lower cost of natural gas is expected to benefit the Laclede Gas Company’s customers. A request was filed by the company on 13th February for reducing the average residential billing by 5%. This request was basically filed with Missouri Public Service Commission. If and when this request receives approval, customers will begin paying on a...
Prices of Petrochemicals Decline due to Falling Oil Prices
Feb 17, 2015  
As per the IHS, apart from destocking of the petrochemical supply chain because of declining oil prices globally, the declining oil prices have in a strange way paved the way for economic improvements. It is anticipated that the low prices of petrochemicals will give a major boost to the overall demand for petrochemicals. These trends in the lo...
Output to Increase due to Low Prices of Oil
Feb 17, 2015  
Economists at PwC have expressed that major global oil importers of the world such as the U.S., the Euro zone, and Japan are the main beneficiaries of the plunging oil prices. But the effects of the same may not be witnessed evenly in each and every economic sector. As per the assumptions, the price of oil per barrel is anticipated to be somewh...
Liquid Telecom to Capitalize on US$150 million Investment to Construct Broadband Network in Parts of Africa
Feb 17, 2015  
Liquid Telecom has commenced its run to build international standard broadband facilities around Africa. The company sorts to build broadband infrastructure for parts of the continent that would provide better facilities than what is available in the United Kingdom. Liquid Telecom has already raised US$150 million worth investments that it woul...
Vodafone Gears Up to Venture into High-Speed Broadband Services
Feb 17, 2015  
As consumers around the world are changing the way of using smartphones, browse through websites and watch TV, Vodafone gearing up to venture into high-speed broadband services.  Over the years, the Britain based company has focused only on its cell phone business, but now in order to pace up with metamorphosing consumer behavior; ...
China Telecom Partners with Nokia Networks for Flexi Xone TD-LTE Solutions for Xiamen Marathon
Feb 17, 2015  
A leading telecom service provider in China, called China mobile has opted for Nokia Networks to set up its Flexi Zone TD-LTE solutions of small cell for the Xiamen Marathon to be organized in 2015. The Chinese telecommunications company has been successful in enhancing its network capacity so as to manage a bolstered traffic in wireless data d...
Mac 'n’ Cheese with Great Hospitality at Roadhouse
Feb 16, 2015  
Roadhouse is still preserved as a modest red and beige building in the West Muskingum High School serving the regular crowd beer slid across the polished wood.  Now-a-days, after a few ramp-ups, the Roadhouse has become a family-style restaurant bouncing from a drastic change of bygone days catering to a tumble-and-rough crowd, add...
Food Company in Australia Recalls Frozen Berries After Tracing Hep A Outbreak to China
Feb 16, 2015  
Owing to poor hygiene and water supplies in a packaging plant at China, an Australian company has evoked the outbreak of hepatitis A on its frozen berry products. This has reignited fears among the Asian food experts about the safety. Investigations by Australian authorities showed that five people fell sick after consuming the Patties ...
Get a Taste for Endangered Foods on February 25, at Moxy Dinner
Feb 16, 2015  
February 25, Wednesday at Moxy, 106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth from 5:30 to 7:30 Slow Food Seacost plans to present Inspirations of its sampling of foods from the Slow Food USA Ark of Taste program (Terra Madre).    Convening biannually in Italy, Terra Madre is a social food gathering of world food communities to come under one...
German based Innojet Herbet Huttlin Acquired by Romaco Group
Feb 16, 2015  
One of the leading suppliers of processing and packaging equipments for pharmaceutical industry globally, Ramaco Group has announced that it has successfully acquired Innojet Herbert Huttlin, the German based company. The acquisition deal was signed by Dr. Herbert Huttlin and Romaco representative on 22nd December, 2014. However, the proceeding...
WHO Drafts a Fresh Set of Guidelines on Good Pharmacopoeial Practices: Invited Comment by 10.03.2015
Feb 16, 2015  
With an aim of ensuring better adherence to global quality standards in pharma industry, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh set guidelines on Good Pharmacopoeial Practices and is hoping for the industry to comment on its proposed guidelines before 10th March, 2015.  Pharma industry on whole has appreciated the drive to enforc...
UK Approach for Dementia Drug Discovery Slated to be the “Most Ambitious Attempt” ever
Feb 16, 2015  
Britain is gearing up to launch on Monday, what the world sees as the “most ambitious attempt” to discover medication for treating dementia.  The charity of Alzheimer’s Research in the United Kingdom has recently funded a £30 million trio of new institutes for discovery of drugs at Oxford University, Cambrid...
Ford Motor Gearing up to Build Super Car at Ontario Facility
Feb 13, 2015  
Ford Motor Co is gearing up to foray fiber super segment, with its ambitious new GT supercar to be built in Markham, at Ontario. The announcement was made by the company on the auto show on Thursday. The company will partner with the Multimatic Inc, a privately held contract manufacturer, to build the two-door gen next coupe that promises to de...
Virgin Galactic Leases a New Facility for LauncherOne Manufacture
Feb 13, 2015  
Virgin Galactic has always been proactive in taking every decision required to foster uninhibited development and innovation propaganda. In yet another step taken to empower its operations, Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday that it chartered a new manufacturing unit in Long Beach at California. Here they would design and construct LauncherO...
Non-Slippery Surface Technologies for Preventing the Growth of Biofilms
Feb 12, 2015  
Majority of the infections that happen within the body of human beings are mainly because of bacteria build up. The infection being referred to, here is microbial in nature. The cells of bacteria form a strong base within the body via accumulation and they eventually become biofilms, which are adhesive like colonies. These colonies enable the b...
Researchers for the First Time Capture Portraits of Cyanobacteria
Feb 12, 2015  
For the very first time X-ray portraits of bacteria (living) have been captured by researchers and scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. This has been the very first steps towards probable explorations of X-rays of molecular machinery in the fields of study such as photosynthesis, viral infections, cell division, and other mec...
Researchers Develop Better Batteries Keeping in View the Principle Observed in Mollusks
Feb 12, 2015  
Recently, researchers and scientists carried out an experiment that involved the isolation of a peptide, which is essentially a biological molecule that binds efficiently with lithium manganese nickel oxide. This is a substance that is generally used for making cathode in batteries that are of high performance. The peptide has the capacity to s...
International CES Asia will attract a Mob of Technology Professionals Next Month
Feb 12, 2015  
The International CES Asia registration opened around three weeks ago. The launch has attracted more than 4,500 professionals in the consumer technology field from around 80 different countries that have registered.  These tech professionals who have registered for the event comprise product designers, resellers, engineers, buyers ...
Google I/O 2015 Set for May in San Francisco
Feb 12, 2015  
The person in charge of the Android, Apps and Chrome at Google, Sundar Pichai has announced the dates for the Google I/O 2015. The dates are supposed to be set for May 28th and 29th at the Moscone West, San Francisco.  The registration for the Google I/O begins on March 17th. The Keynote from Google and Sundar has a long marathon n...
Zoetis completes acquisition of Abbott Animal Health assets at the said $255 million stake
Feb 12, 2015  
Zoetis has completed the previously announced purchase of animal health assets of Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s on Tuesday at the cost of $255 million. Zoetis, the manufacturer and seller of vaccines and medicines for livestock and pets seeks to expand its product portfolio through this acquisition. The company wants to develop formulation...
Canada Sends a Scathing Reply to $500 million U.S. pharma claim
Feb 12, 2015  
The Canadian government has answered to the $500 million lawsuit filed by the American pharmaceutical industry with a scathing reply. In the reply, the Canadian government has posed questions on the intellectual-property practices of the U.S.-based pharmaceutical company that launched the case. The Canadian government states that the company fi...
More Nigerian Pharmaceutical Firms May Be Listed On the Nigeria Stock Exchange
Feb 12, 2015  
NAIP, the Nigerian association of industrial pharmacists stated yesterday that more Nigerian pharmaceutical companies will be listed in the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) soon. Gbenga Falabi, the association’s Chairman, stated this during the courtesy visit to the Nigeria Stock Exchange yesterday. Falabi said that some of th...
Citigroup Calls For $20 Oil as Energy Industry Layoffs
Feb 11, 2015  
The U.S. energy industry layoffs announced yesterday has hit a record high of more than 20,000, says new analysis from the Bank of Montreal.  Due to the layoffs, the job losses could rate higher than the 60,000 in the U.S. in the current year, said senior economist at BMO. The U.S. economy will create around 2.7 million jobs in the...
Saudi’s are Apprehensive to Cut Oil Production
Feb 11, 2015  
The famous oil producer group OPEC struggles to create an effective strategy in the market - to let the market sort it out. The global oil market presently oversupplied to the alignment of estimated two million barrels per day.   For years and decades, OPEC has marked its presence in the production to boost supply when it comes to ...
US Shale Oil Expansion to Turn into Dotcom Bubble: Russian Oil Boss
Feb 11, 2015  
Russian oil producer said the US shale energy expansion could possibly become the next bubble to talk about.  The company accuses OPEC for de-establishing the energy market and allowing the oil prices to halve in past six months. His predictions for traction in the fracking department in the US would start after 2020. The US produc...
U.S. Airlines Make an Unfair Demand to Review Open Skies Bid
Feb 11, 2015  
United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines, the three big players in the American airline industry who hold the major stake in the nation’s domestic airline traffic have appealed to the White House to limit the entry of Gulf carriers along with staging a protest at the Open Skies bid proposed by Norwegian Air International (NA...
Travel Startups go Digital and Mobile to Tap into Potential Markets
Feb 11, 2015  
Markets that did not exist just a few years ago, have evolved into grand competitive ecosystems today impact the world economy. These start ups are looking to grab opportunities, create a brand awareness for themselves, and grow from a small customer base to a large one. Some of the startup in travel industry to watch out for in the coming few ...
Tui Travel Makes Decent Profit with Sales in UK
Feb 11, 2015  
Demand from British holidaymakers helped Tui Travel, the owner of Thomson Group, to tackle the tough competition in Germany and other parts of the world. The first ever result after the merger of UK firm with its German sister concern show that the UK sales for winter holidays increased by 6%, while the number of customers increased by 3% in De...
Study Shows that Organic Food Eaters are Exposed to Very Low Rates of Pesticides
Feb 10, 2015  
Several researches that are comparing conventional produce with organic produce have focused on nutrient amount. However, a new study from the Washington University researchers has confirmed with their results that the logical conclusion is that people who eat organic food are exposed to a very less amount of pesticides. This study was one of t...
Demand for Organic Food from Health Freaks Growing Rapidly
Feb 10, 2015  
According to senior official at a hypermarket in Doha, the demand for organic food is growing rapidly. The official has observed more than 20 per cent rise in the amount of the total customers and turnover as compared to the previous year.  Organic food is farmed using bio fertilizers or using organic manure in a soil which is spec...
Two Food Giant Companies Serve Up their Earnings
Feb 10, 2015  
According to Wall Street this week, two of the food giant firms will serve up earnings. A cereal giant has spilled out what should be complete earnings for a quarter to another food giant justifying a recent push into total 21 billion dollar pet snacks and food business. This will help to give shape the week which lies ahead on the Wall Street....
OnePlus One Finally Available Any Time You Want - As Long As Its Tuesday
Feb 10, 2015  
for their flagship-killer model OnePlus One in India, OnePlus announced that they will be suspending their infamous ‘invite’ system of mobile phone purchase for the 24 hours of every Tuesday henceforth. This means that the intriguing OnePlus One will be available online for any buyers, with or without invites. The invite system is s...
What Obama's 2016 Budget Brings to Aerospace
Feb 10, 2015  
The 2016 U.S. budget contained some interesting – or boring, depending on your standpoint - inclusions, such as the presence of major commitment to weapons acquisition and the lack of the cancellation of major projects. However, there were indications about the way the Department of Defense intends to reshape the strongest militar...
Good Soldier No Longer Equals Good Samaritan
Feb 10, 2015  
This year’s Defense Authorization Act contains several reforms related to sexual assault laws applied in court martial cases. Congress has taken the long-awaited step of eradicating the importance given to military character evidence given in sexual assault trials, which set the rules of evidence in courts martial as distinct from those i...
Loreal Named One of Fast Companys Top 50 Innovative Companies in the World
Feb 10, 2015  
L’oreal has made it to the “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World” list of companies for the year 2015. The rankings published by the website annually feature the most creative businesses from the world that exemplify the best in innovation and business. This year, L’Oreal is the only company from the consumer goods ...
US Job Market Expands Owing to Economic Recovery
Feb 9, 2015  
Latest industry reports show that approximately 257000 jobs were added by the U.S. economy and job creation was significantly higher in the months of December and November. The number of jobs created in the month of January had exceeded 200000, and this has been a phenomenal figure after 1994. According to the Labor Department, 147000 more jobs...
Twitter Fails to Increase the Overall Active Users Base
Feb 9, 2015  
A net loss worth 82 million pounds was reported by Twitter during the last quarter. This development beat the expectations and the predictions of the analysts. The growth of revenue in fact was quite swift and rapid since it rose by 95% reaching a value worth 479 million pounds between October and December. Monthly, the total number of active u...
Jordan Conducted 56 Air Strikes against Islamic State
Feb 9, 2015  
Jordan’s air force chief has stated that Jordan has conducted 56 bombing strikes against Islamic State militants in Northeastern Syria. Keeping up with its vow to avenge the killers of its pilot, the strikes held by jet fighter planes targeted arms depots and key bases of the Islamic State militants.  It looks quite certain t...
UAE Sends Squadron of Jet Planes to Support Jordan in its Fight against the IS
Feb 9, 2015  
An important member of the middle-east has joined hands with Jordan in its vow of avenging killers of its pilot. In a recent update about the air strikes led by Jordan upon Syria’s Islamic State, it has been reported that the United Arab Emirates is aiding Jordan through a squadron of F16 jet fighter planes to Jordan to continue its serie...
LG Starts InnoFest 2015 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Feb 9, 2015  
LG electronics has started its annual innovation festival of the year. The “InnoFest 2015” started last week in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The innovation festival is catering to some 330 media members and trade visitors and is showcasing the newest products developed by LG that had vowed the audience of the 2015 International CES even...
Apple to Collaborate with Rival Samsung to Manufacture A9 Chip for Upcoming iPhone
Feb 9, 2015  
In 2014 Apple loosened its grip on Samsung for its chip manufacturing arrangement. Following this it will co-produce its A8 chipsets for iPad and iPhone with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), despite uncertainty of delivery of goods from the new supplier.  With this Apple will have to join hands with its much-disliked ...
Ford Motors to Increase the Production Capacity of its Facility in Spain
Feb 6, 2015  
Ford Motor has plans of giving a major boost to the output in the Valencia facility in Spain. This would mean a hike in production by almost 40% which as a result will lead to a total production of 400000 units a year. This also includes the addition of the latest models. From its earlier facility in Genk, situated in Belgium, Ford has enhanced...
Daimler to Introduce a New Efficiency Program
Feb 6, 2015  
Daimler will soon be launching an efficiency program at the division of Mercedes cars as a measure for reducing its ever increasing cost base since the company is aiming at achieving record auto sales, profit, and revenue during the current year. Over the past couple of year, Daimler has failed to reach the high margins that were genera...
Bentley Witnesses Sluggish Growth Due to Economic Slowdown
Feb 6, 2015  
As per industry trends, it is expected that Bentley will report lower vehicle sales this year as against the year earlier. This is the outcome of a decline in oil prices and rising economic uncertainties. This leaves several customers quite cautious about purchasing luxury goods. In 2014, the brand which is Volkswagen-owned reported a delivery ...
NT$3.8 Billion Hon Hai Precision Industry’s BOT Project Resumes its Construction
Feb 6, 2015  
The much hyped construction of the Syntrend Creative Park, Hon Hai Precision Industry’s BOT (build-operate-transfer) project with the Government of Taipai City resumed on Thursday.  Gou Shou-cheng, Chairman, Syntrend and the eldest son of Terry Gou, Chairman, Hon Hai made this important announcement in front of the media. You...
Energy Crisis Pose Great Threat to Ghana’s Energy Crisis
Feb 6, 2015  
Ghana has been experiencing energy struggles for quite some time now. In fact the situation has also been blamed for the plummeting growth rate of the country’s once flourishing manufacturing sector. The 8 percent drop of manufacturing outputs recorded by West Africa last year raised the fear of an impending industrial meltdown.  ...
German Manufacturing Orders Rise Faster Than Expected
Feb 6, 2015  
Amidst falling oil prices and weakening euro on currency market the manufacturing orders in Germany registered impressive rise in the last quarter of December 2014. With this Germany showcased the evidence of its economic strength.  According to the last collected data from Germany’s economy ministry on Thursday, manufacturin...
McDonald’s Angers Mexicans with New Ad
Feb 5, 2015  
Tamales are a traditional snack in Mexico, often served during festivals such as Dia de la Candelaria, which was on February 2. Tamales being some of the oldest known snacks in Mexican culture are consumed on a daily basis even when there is no festival. This is why many were irate about the manner in which McDonald’s announced th...
Micromax Surpasses Samsung Sales in India: Canalys Research
Feb 5, 2015  
According to a research conducted by Canalys Research, Micromax has officially overtaken Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to become one of the leading suppliers of smartphones to India. The Indian smartphone market is one of the most competitive and booming segments in consumer electronics. Samsung has still argued against the new rankings. ...
Tizen-powered TVs, New Launch by Samsung
Feb 5, 2015  
The electronics giant from South Korea has initiated sales of televisions that are powered by their internally developed operating system, Tizen. Samsung Electronics said that the sales of their new UHD TVs that run on Tizen will begin on Thursday. Sales will start in South Korea. The new TVs come in four sizes. The smallest TV costs US...
MST Poised to Grow and Develop in Chip Industry
Feb 5, 2015  
The chip industry will be facing greater difficulties as Vietnamese will not be in the favor to develop foreign-made brands, said Nguyen Quan, Minister of Science and Technology.  In 2010, the Vietnam National University designed Chip VN1632.  Later on it also designed SG8V1 in 2014. The SG8V1 chip has been used in sev...
Uber Partners with Carnegie Mellon for Driverless Cars Research
Feb 5, 2015  
The famous Uber is planning ties with Carnegie Mellon University to develop driverless cars. The research took place on a Pittsburgh research lab.  The Robotics Institute and Carnegie Mellon have been working on this project for years. As a part of the reason the city has proceeded from an industry driven economy to a leading techn...
IoT Standards Create a Tech Battle between Big Tech Companies
Feb 5, 2015  
Worldwide, technology companies have formed their respective groups in developing competing standards for the IoT (Internet of Things) with Qualcomm and Intel among the various opposite sides.  Among these companies, two groups are the most significant in a competitive technology environment posing valuable fight, mostly complement...
Apple Close to Surpassing Samsung in Terms of Smartphone Sales
Feb 4, 2015  
The strong sales of its new range of iPhones has made Apple’s position in the global smartphone market enormously strong again. Analysts say that the fourth quarter sales of Apple phones were so high that they allowed Apple to get in a close tie with the currently leading smartphone vendor Samsung. Samsung has been ahead of Apple ...
Verizon Planning to Sell Cell Towers and Wireline Infrastructure
Feb 4, 2015  
Verizon is reportedly planning to part away with its cell towers and wireline assets to pay costs incurred in spectrum auction and down debts. It is being reported that the company is soon selling these business sectors at an alleged cost of nearly US$15 billion.  News also has it that Verizon is pulling together these resources fo...
Aerospace Engines to Incorporate Formula 1 Technology
Feb 4, 2015  
Business secretary Vince Cable on Wednesday that under some new projects, aerospace engines will soon be incorporating Formula 1 gearbox technology and the jet’s landing gear will be using electric motors in order to control the consumption of fuel.  These new projects have the backing of funding that has been provided by the...
India Hopes to Use State of the Art US Technology for Aircraft Carrier
Feb 4, 2015  
India has expressed its desire to use United States’ state of the art technology in order to propel the potency as well as the range of planned aircraft carriers, said sources in the defense industry. This move will only help tighten the arms programs between the two countries and help in countering the military influence of China in the ...
Overuse of Smartphone Technology Could Hamper Toddler Development: Research
Feb 4, 2015  
They may be called smart devices but the overuse of smartphones and various other mobile technologies in case of toddlers could possibly stunt their development. Researchers at the School of Medicine, Boston University, have published their findings in the Pediatrics journal.  The paper says that the smartphone industry terms mobil...
Chinese Conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group to buy Infront Sports and Media AG
Feb 4, 2015  
According to industry sources, the China based Dalian Wanda Group Co is all set to acquire Infront Sports & Media AG, the Swiss sports marketing company. This marked the firm’s latest move to enter into the entertainment sector.  The Infront Sports & Media AG is led by Philippe Blatter, who is the nephew of FIFA&rsquo...
Funding Opportunity worth US$55 Million for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Declared by Department of Energy
Feb 3, 2015  
The Department of Energy, recently declared that an amount exceeding US$55 million would be spent on developing and deploying advanced vehicle technologies that aim at improving fuel efficiency and also help to minimized excessive consumption of petrol. The EV Everywhere Grand Challenge of DOE has received much support from this funding opportu...
The Trend of Floating Oil Storage Brought About by Low Prices
Feb 3, 2015  
The global crude oil market is currently witnessing high demand for crude oil driven by a situation known in the trading world as contango, which is brought about by futures contract prices being higher than the current prices. Thus, there seems to be an incentive for purchasing crude oil right now and then hoard the same till the prices reach ...
Climate Resolution Required to Gain Acceptance from Shell Shareholders
Feb 3, 2015  
Shell is all set to witness the consequences of climate change that may reflect upon the company in future. This is backed by a resolution from shareholders who are basically activists. This came at a time when Shell announced cost cutting measures worth US$15 billion as result of declining oil prices. Shell also declared that the company would...
Balanced Use of Technology, Limited Screen-time Encouraged for Children
Feb 3, 2015  
The use of technology such as computers, Smartphones, TVs, and tablets is a regular incidence for many individuals that also include children. Technology has advantages in learning, but extreme exposure to screens may connect young kids to attention disorders. Some of the public schools such as Crimson View Elementary in St. George are ...
Mississippi to be recognized Due to Coal Plant Technology
Feb 3, 2015  
In developing economies, the race is on to decrease their carbon footprint emissions, and the technology used for this purpose is situated in East Mississippi. The Kemper County Coal Plant persists to generate international attention owing to its carbon capture technology and a team of fifty delegates, visiting from the Asia Pacific Economic Co...
Smart Devices to Affect Social and Emotional Development
Feb 3, 2015  
Using an iPad or a smart-phone to mollify a tot may obstruct their capability to learn self-regulation, as stated by researchers. In a publication that was for the journal Pediatrics, the researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, evaluated the available types of interactive media and asked important questions regarding their ...
Islamic State Beheads Another Japanese Reporter
Feb 2, 2015  
The Islamic State militant group has continued its series of heinous murders of foreign journalists. The latest such incident claimed the life of one of the two Japanese journalists, Kenji Goto, held captive by the IS along with Haruna Yukawa.  Haruna Yukawa was also beheaded by the Islamic State, as depicted by a video footage sho...
Jordan Still Standing by Its Swap Deal with the Islamic State in Return For Country’s Pilot
Feb 2, 2015  
Jordan has stated on Sunday that it was still standing by its promise to hand over to Islamic State a jailed Iraqi militant in a swap deal for the release of a Jordanian pilot held captive by the extremist militant group. What’s surprising is that Jordan has still stood by its decision for such a deal after a second Japanese reporter, als...
Intel Plans to Buy Internet-connected Gadget Chips Manufacturer Lantiq
Feb 2, 2015  
Intel is seeking to expand its range of integrated circuit (IC) chips used in gadgets connected by the internet. Latest news confirms about the company’s plans to do so.  It is being said that Intel is seeking to buy Lantiq, the German company that manufactures network chips, for an undisclosed sum of money in a move to expan...
North Korea Seeks Higher Foreign Investments
Feb 2, 2015  
Ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking for the world’s final and the ultimate business frontier don’t need to look farther ahead of North Korea – the country which apart from going against the pariah-state policy, is becoming more capitalistic in nature and exhibiting a greater inclination towards foreign investment. Accordin...
Shrinking Factory Employment Being Witnessed by China
Feb 2, 2015  
The Factory sector in China once more exhibited a slump for the second straight month in January since the current year witnessed a challenging beginning for the 2nd largest economy of the world. The underperformance coupled with the shrinking factory employment that has been taking place over the last fifteen months will be an addition to the ...
Breach of Contract between Royal Dutch Shell PLC and United Steelworkers Union Leads to Workers’ Strike
Feb 2, 2015  
Workers in 9 petrochemical areas in 4 states in the U.S. left their respective jobs, at a time when there was a strike due to breach of contract negotiations between Royal Dutch Shell and the United Steelworkers union. Among those people who were included in the industry’s very first nation level walkout in more than three decades are the...
ARM-based Microcontrollers Launched by Toshiba
Jan 29, 2015  
Recently, Toshiba has added to its line two ARC Cortex M4F based microcontrollers of the series TX04. These two microcontrollers called TMPM475FDFG and TMPM470FDFG are able to operate at two non-brush DC motors simultaneously. These two microcontrollers are aimed to satisfy the demands of consumers for more efficient motors and add the ...
Telefonica Deal Allows Sky to Venture into U.K. Mobile Market
Jan 29, 2015  
Sky Telecom Inc. on Thursday announced that beginning from 2016, the telecommunications company will be offering mobile services in the United Kingdom. This will be possible after the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with Spanish multinational telecommunications company Telefonica is finalized. Sky’s strategy so far has...
Increasing LTE Subscribers Help SK Telecom Jump Q4 Net
Jan 29, 2015  
South Korea’s leading mobile operator SK Telecom Co. said on Thursday that its fourth quarterly earnings jumped owing to a surge in number of subscribers who switched to its speedier mobile internet connection. Another reason for this jump in earnings was due to an increase in sales from the business solution services division of SK Telec...
Kuwait’s Zain Plans Potential Sale of Transmitter Towers
Jan 29, 2015  
Zain, a telecom operator in Kuwait has appointed a team of advisors to help analyze the prospective sale of the operator’s transmitter towers in a few of the eight markets where it has operations. The company issued a statement on Wednesday where the announcement was made. Zain has controlling stakes in numerous mobile companies i...
JCTC to Partner with Manufactures to train Students
Jan 29, 2015  
Chip Blankenship, CEO of GE Appliances announced his plan to form a partnership with Technical College and Jefferson Community to bridge the gap between skilled manufacturing labor and unmet demand in the industry. According to a report published by Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education, there are about 600,000 jobs t...
Manufacturing Jobs Drop in NYC, But Service Sector Offsets the Decline
Jan 29, 2015  
According to a data released by U.S. Census Bureau, New York City lost about 32,357 manufacturing jobs and 1,054 manufacturing businesses between 2007 and 2012. This loss left the region with 5,572 manufacturing facilities. Massive decline were also seen in apparel making units were dropped to 970 from 1,289. As for the printing and other ancil...
Bulgaria to Undertake MiG Modernization
Jan 28, 2015  
Just like Poland, Bulgaria had purchased its MiG-29s at a time when it was a strategic buffer in support of the Soviets. This, however, makes hardware upgrades a little awkward today. The step of sending the old fighters off to Russia for refurbishment is rather strange at a point of time when NATO is trying to roust the impression of additiona...
Graphene, with slight moderations, may be used as a Semiconductor
Jan 28, 2015  
A research team from 3 U.S. based universities has demonstrated and explained a method to vary the number of electrons in a certain region or area of a piece/chunk of graphene. The team states that this is a proof of principle in the development of semiconductor devices that consist of the so called 'wonder material'. The research group also ex...
One Chip May Replace Several Chips in Adaptable Electronics
Jan 28, 2015  
As per a recent discovery made by a research team at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland it is possible to come up with conductive pathways many atoms wide in a material, make them mobile and move around, and make them disappear as per desired. The approach is known as adaptable electronic...
New Tourism Figures Show London Attracting More Tourists Than Paris
Jan 28, 2015  
According to a research report published by Euromonitor International, London became the most visited site as opposed to Paris in Europe. London became a tourist spot for about 16.8 million visitors as compared to France’s number which stood at 15.2 million. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok are still enjoying the topmost position in the ...
Mariano Rajoy Prioritizes Travel and Tourism Industry
Jan 28, 2015  
Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain accepted UNWTO/World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Travel and Tourism in a bid to create job opportunities and accelerate socio-economic growth. The letter came from Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General and David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC at the Spain Global Tourism Forum in Ma...
With Help of NFL, City of Glendale Plants Trees at Park
Jan 28, 2015  
As a part of the NFL’s Super Bowl and Pro Bowl Greening Project initiation, volunteers from across the Valley of The City of Glendale, Verizon planted trees on Saturday Morning.  The tree plantation process took place in the Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park and the event was marked as one of the largest projects in a series of pro...
Increased Freedom for Siemens Healthcare Through Reworked Board
Jan 27, 2015  
Siemens Chief Executive Officer, Joe Kaeser, has successfully reshuffled the management board of the company. The largest engineering company in Europe, Siemens, is now ready to submit its healthcare operations to greater internal independence. Bernd Montag has been approached to take care of the healthcare unit. On the other hand, chie...
Declining Oil Prices in Vietnam - Problematic for Managing the Budget Deficit
Jan 27, 2015  
Falling prices of oil are fuelling the domestic consumption pattern in Vietnam and is as a result giving a significant boost to the Vietnamese economy. This is also presenting a dilemma for the government since the country’s efforts to control the budget deficit is also getting threatened. As per Bui Duc Thu, a member of the National Asse...
Oil Prices by far the Lowest in Six Years
Jan 27, 2015  
In almost six years, the amount of oil traded reached the lowest levels since the OPEC’s warning that prices may rise without new investment in production that failed to shift the focus of the market from more immediate signs of a global supply glut. As per the OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla El-Badri changes in futures were quite low in N...
The Georgia Deal to Fuel the Southern Solar Strategy
Jan 27, 2015  
It is anticipated that the southern part of U.S. will become the center of the solar industry within the next six to twelve months if all goes as per plans in Georgia. In January, a compromise bill was introduced by Mike Dudgeon, the State Representative on the third-party ownership of solar systems in the state. As per this legislation, compan...
Fund for Innovative Technologies Set Up by Hyundai Motor
Jan 27, 2015  
Hyundai Motor Group on Tuesday announced that it will be launching a fund worth US$163.9 million in order to aid business ventures and the development of innovative technologies with regard to automobiles and hydrogen fuel cells. With ownership of two of South Korea’s largest car manufacturers – Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co...
Japanese Carmakers Hesitant to Keep up with Technological Advancements
Jan 27, 2015  
Despite the fact that carmaking companies all over the world have been experimenting with electronics and advanced technologies, Japanese automakers refuse to accept the fact that the automobile industry could be heading towards the same fate as smartphones and personal computers. The introduction and race towards self-driving features ...
Brand New Flagship Sedan to be Unveiled by Cadillac March 31
Jan 23, 2015  
According to sources in Cadillac, the company is all set to reveal its large flagship CT6 sedan March 31. The sources revealed further that the company has already made an investment of $300 million in its plant at Detroit-Hamtramck to start building the vehicle. General Motors Co said that advanced technique of mixed-material manufactu...
North Korea Looks to Hire English-speakers to Educate Tourist Guides
Jan 23, 2015  
English-speaking individuals can now get a chance to look behind the Iron Curtain of the most secretive nation in the world. According to a new program introduced by North Korea, foreigners will be employed to provide English-speaking training to local tourist guides.  Over the course of a month, these foreign specialists at the Py...
Barrack Obama Wants to See a Rise in Number of Indian Tourists in America
Jan 23, 2015  
President of the United States of America Barrack Obama, accompanied by his wife Michelle are on their way to New Delhi, India to spend the weekend with an added excursion to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Industry experts are of the belief that this trip is most likely to see a million tourists from India to the United States in this year. Despite thi...
Approximately US$18.4 Billion Spent in US by International Tourists in Nov 2014
Jan 23, 2015  
Stefan M. Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade announced on Thursday that a whopping US$18.4 billion was spent by international tourists in November 2014 to the United States of America. This includes tourism-related activities and money spent on travel. This number is a slight raise from those calculated in November 2013....
Toyota May Underperform as against Volkswagen in Terms of Global Sales
Jan 23, 2015  
Toyota Motor Corp., which defeated Volkswagen Group to hold the top position might lose the crown in 2015 as it is behind China’s automobile manufacturing plans.  As per Toyota’s predictions, its global deliveries will decrease 1% in the current year to 10.15 million automobiles. If put in a different way, it would resu...
Technology License Deal Signed between Sumitomo Chemical and Universal Display
Jan 22, 2015  
A new OLED technology license agreement has been signed between Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd., and Universal Display Corporation. This agreement states that non-exclusive license rights have been granted to Sumitomo Chemical by Universal Display. These rights come within the ambit of several patents that are controlled and owned by Universal D...
Utah: Ranks No. 2 in Toxic Chemical Emissions
Jan 22, 2015  
As per reports, it has been observed and concluded that Utah has the maximum number of open-pit copper mines in the entire world, and this involves huge volumes of lead compounds. The annual inventory of Environmental Protection Agency denotes that Utah holds the second position amidst 56 states and territories all over the country for toxic an...
The Production of Bio-based Materials and Chemicals to Increase Significantly by 2018
Jan 22, 2015  
It is expected that the global production capacity of bio-based materials and chemicals will increase significantly by 2018. The growth will primarily be driven by growth taking place in Brazil, and the U.S. As a result, with the help of the emerging technologies the production will be greater than 7.4 million metric tons. Also, the market for ...
Maxx Mobilink Announces its Plan to Manufacture in India
Jan 22, 2015  
Maxx Mobilink, Indian smartphone manufacturer intends to start making mobile handsets at its Haridwar plant. This plan will only materialize after the manufacturer has assembled devices starting April at its factory where it presently makes charger, batteries, and other such accessories. The mobile manufacturer’s plan is in accordance wit...
Ontario to Benefit from Western Canadas Loss
Jan 22, 2015  
As oil prices are hitting a new low in Canada, the country cannot help but turn to Ontario to make some recovery. Presently, Ontario is Canada’s only hope to sustain its growth in manufacturing. It was in December last year that TD Economics predicted that Ontario will help Canada achieve growth at a rapid pace with a 2.6% hike in GDP in ...
Itochu and Charoen Pokphand Group to Jointly Invest US$10 billion in China’s Citic Group
Jan 21, 2015  
Thailand's largest private company Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and Japan’s trading house Itochu Corp have announced their plans to jointly invest US$10 billion in Citic Ltd, a subsidiary of China’s biggest and largest business. CP group and Itochu are planning to jointly gain a stake of 20% in Citic Ltd, in an attempt to inc...
SpiceJet Finds New Investors as Lessors Demand Their Aircrafts
Jan 21, 2015  
SpiceJet’s woes are far from over as its new promoter Ajay Singh plans to put in more funds to resuscitate the carrier. However, the lessors have now demanded 15 out of 20 Boeing planes back. This demand is likely to put government’s plan to go easy on SpiceJet’s advance booking till March 28 for the toss. According to...
eTN to be EMITT’s Media Partner at the Upcoming Event
Jan 21, 2015  
ETurboNews (eTN) declared its plan to support East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel (EMITT) exhibition by being a media partner. The event will be held on January 22, 2015 and will go on till the January 25, 2015. The 19th annual EMITT will be held at Tuyap Exhibition Centre - Beylikduzu in Istanbul, Turkey.  Juergen ...
Strong U.S. Dollar Hurts U.S. Tourism
Jan 21, 2015  
U.S. tourism industry is experiencing a slump due to lack of international tourists. Jeremy Merrin, New York-based restaurant owner stated that the strong dollar is making things more expensive for outsiders, which is making the tourism suffer. On a average, international tourists in U.S. spends about $200 billion per year on shopping, dining, ...
Solar Industry Experiences $33.3m Boost to Stimulate Commercial Take-Up
Jan 21, 2015  
As the Australian solar industry combines with a Chinese partner they plan to get a $3.33 million hike in the government’s green investment bank. This merger will spur companies to obtain more photovoltaic panels.  The Clean Energy Finance Corp will further provide as much as $20 million to the overall venture with ET Solar. ...
2014 Energy Intensity Cut by 4.8% in China
Jan 21, 2015  
China’s State Council expressed on Tuesday that China achieved its 2014 energy efficiency target. The country has cut its energy intensity by around 4.8 percent from a year earlier to the current. China is putting in great efforts to reduce the pollution and effects of greenhouse gas emissions in our environment.  After a 3.7...
Investments in Solar Energy to Increase in the Years to Come
Jan 20, 2015  
As per recent trend, it has been observed that investment in solar energy is rising all across the globe. Last year, the total sale of solar cells had risen by almost twenty percent. German solar manufacturers are quite positive despite the fact that they are struggling quite a bit with their Asian competitors. With the continuing fall in the c...
The US$100 per Oil Barrel Trend to Make a Comeback
Jan 20, 2015  
Last year, Peter Voser, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell had given warnings about the major consequences that could possibly arise from the failure of the energy industry to invest in ensuring that the world has sufficient gas and oil for meeting the rising global demand for the same. According to Mr. Voser the very first priority shoul...
Iraq Declares Record Oil Production
Jan 20, 2015  
Soon after Iraq declared record oil production and the bleak global economic outlook, the U.S. crude oil on Monday fell more than US$1 and the Brent crude oil prices fell below US$49 per barrel. As per sources, China, the largest energy consumer in the world today, faces strong downward economic pressure. It is expected that in the current week...
Xiaomi Discloses Smart Home Suite With Advanced Security Features
Jan 20, 2015  
Xiaomi Corp. has added yet another interesting product-line to its flagship of technologically advanced electronics equipment. The product-line that is making news this time is the company’s newly launched Smart Home Suite. The product is a group of four components for offering security features for the user’s home through controls ...
Canada Observes a Surge in Consumer Spending in Last Quarter of 2014 After Three flat Quarters
Jan 20, 2015  
Canada has observed a rise in its consumer spending in the fourth quarter of 2014 after seeing three flat quarters in the year in consumer spending. Moneris Solutions Corp., a prominent debits and credit card processor in Canada said that the province saw the second-highest CAGR rise in consumer spending in the last quarter of the year 2014.&nb...
Electrolux Announces a New Virtual Brand Identity
Jan 20, 2015  
Electrolux, the world renowned electronics brand, has announced that a new visual identity will now represent the company brand. The company will refresh its iconic logotype and set new unique standards for colors and imagery. The design is developed in a way that it will stand out more prominently from the crowd wherever consumer sees an Elect...
Oust of Chocolate Milk from School Programs Leads to Reduction in Total Milk Consumption
Jan 19, 2015  
The battle of chocolate milk over plain milk has always been the utmost preference of many children when it comes to consuming nutritional content. Children mostly love the occasional taste of chocolate milk as a special treat. Nevertheless, some recent concerns regarding the added sugar in milk have resulted in the removal of milk from menus o...
Lebanese Culinary Traditions Arrested Through a Photo Exhibition - Food for Thought
Jan 19, 2015  
Beirut held a food and food production conference between January 14 and 17 in the light of the ongoing turmoil regarding the food insecurity threats in the Arab region and other food safety in Lebanon. With an effective presentation of the “Food for Thought” the topic was presented at the Goethe-Institut in Gemmayzeh during the ope...
Growers refuse to wait for 12 Months for a Resolution on Vietnam Trade, says Costa Group
Jan 19, 2015  
The importance of being realistic and avoiding bringing up false hopes’ regarding the resuming of horticultural trade with Vietnam is significant says, Agriculture Minister - Barnaby Joyce.  In the meantime, Australia’s major horticulture exporters and growers named, Costa, contacted the Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joy...
IKEA Looks to Double Sourcing from India by 2020
Jan 19, 2015  
As a part of its decision to double its sourcing from India, IKEA - the Swedish retailer - held a seminar in the country last week. The seminar was based on new ventures and business opportunities for its prospective suppliers. The seminar, titled ‘Make more in India’, was attended by over 75 prospective suppliers belonging to vario...
World Future Energy Summit Focuses on Renewable Sources
Jan 19, 2015  
The World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi has showcased the intention and commitment of leading businesses for the use of 100% renewable power. Corporations who joined in the RE100 include Nestle and IKEA Group. RE100 - an effort of The Climate Groupin along with CDP - is a worldwide campaign that promotes companies to exclusively use po...
Hin Sang Unveils Line of Own-Brand Products to Enhance Profitability
Jan 19, 2015  
Brand management firm Hin Sang Holding Co. Ltd. has just launched numerous own-brand products as well as a new distributed brand. The distributor of skin care, personal care, health care, and household products is seeking to broaden its sources of income with the help of product diversification.  Keeping in mind its very own brands...
Al Qaeda Claims it Shot Syrian Cargo Plane, Army Says Bad Weather Responsible for Crash
Jan 19, 2015  
Nusra Front, the Syrian body of terrorist group al Qaeda, has claimed the responsibility for shooting down an army cargo plane. While there’s nothing new or surprising about such claims from terrorist groups like al Qaeda, what’s surprising that the army claims otherwise. The Syrian army claims that the cargo plane, carrying food an...
Japan’s Cabinet Approves the Biggest Defence Budget to Strengthen Military Arsenal
Jan 15, 2015  
The biggest defence budget put forth by Japan’s defence ministry has been approved by the Cabinet. The budget is inclusive of drones and F-35 fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts to combat Chinese assertiveness in the neighboring region. Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet drafted a US$42 billion defence budget for the next financial year, whic...
Google Gears Up for Self-Driving Car Launch in 2020
Jan 15, 2015  
Google Inc., the Internet giant, has begun discussing with some of the world’s leading automakers and readied a team of worldwide suppliers to hurry its push to bring its self-driving car into the market. Google has already created a wave by showing off the prototype of the self-driven car at the Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago. ...
Johnson Controls Looks to Expand Further in China
Jan 15, 2015  
China, being the world’s largest automotive market, has always been the primary and most attractive target of expansion for Johnson Controls. The global multi-industrial firm is already established itself well for decades in China. The company manufactures circular knitted and warp knitted fabrics and in the China market Johnson Controls ...
Clashes in Release Date Between HTC One (M9), Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z4
Jan 15, 2015  
The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2015 will dish out some profound competition with Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z4 that are set in the queue to be announced at the event. However, HTC One (M9) will drop out of the fight if the latest report has anything to follow up.  Sony Xperia Z4 was anticipated to be declared at the rec...
ACEF Attains Full Commitment on US$20 Mn Investment
Jan 15, 2015  
The ACEF initiative - US-Africa Clean Energy Finance that was launched in 2012 with an initial investment of US$20 million has recently announced the commitment of 100 percent of the initial project funds.  The ACEF program model is designed to aid the promising clean energy projects to formulate growth and development into viable ...
Indonesia’s Manufacturing Industry May Observe Decline This Year
Jan 15, 2015  
Manufacturing industry of Indonesia may cripple due to many looming challenges and see another year of decline in growth, with its pace being slower than the previous year, analysts state.  A decline in the country’s manufacturing activities was evident in the fourth quarter of 2014, as suggested by Purchasing Manager’s...
Zomato Takes a Bite out of Food Portal Industry, to Acquire Urbanspoon for US$60mn
Jan 14, 2015  
Zomato, the online restaurant guide, has made a grand entry into the U.S.by acquiring Urbanspoon, the food portal based in Seattle. The estimated US$60 million deal is expected to pose a threat to industry giant Yelp.  The acquisition of Urbanspoon only goes to show that Zomato has a rather large appetite for a slice of the America...
MetLife Sued U.S. Regulators over Being Named Too Big to Fail
Jan 14, 2015  
MetLife filed a legal suit against a panel of U.S. regulators, which is led by the Treasury secretary on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 with an intention to fight its position as systemically important, which makes it the first financial organization to seek the court over the issue since the government started pointing out the ‘so called too big...
Tesla Observes Declined Sales in Chinese Market in Fourth Quarter
Jan 14, 2015  
As he spoke at an auto industry gathering on Tuesday, Tesla Motors Inc.’s CEO Elon Musk said that the company may start earning profits only after 2020. Also, the luxury electric-car maker has observed weakened sales during the fourth quarter in the Chinese auto market. Musk stated that the company is looking at ways of fixing the prob...
1300 New Jobs Created for Jaguar Land Rover Project
Jan 13, 2015  
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that there will be 1300 new jobs that will be created to build the company’s first SUV. The workers will be employed at Jaguar’s Solihull plant in the West Midlands. Jaguar has invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant that will allow it to boost production. The company also said that ...
Energy Hub Tout its Potential to Improve Production of Composite Materials
Jan 13, 2015  
The U.S. Department of Energy highlights the significance of reducing the energy and cost construct advanced composites. Their aim is to reduce the total amount of energy by 75 percent that is needed to make the materials. The innovation group also aims at reducing the cost needed to manufacture the composites by nearly 50 percent withi...
Rebounds in Business Travel Industry
Jan 13, 2015  
According to a latest forecast report by the Global Business Travel Association, U.S. businesses have spent substantial amount of money on corporate travel in 2014. U.S. is now buoyed by a strengthening economy to be in the position to spend more.   Last year, U.S. companies spent around $292.2 billion on an increased number of bus...
3 Biggest Automotive Trends in 2015
Jan 12, 2015  
Thanks to a combination of factors including the steady recovery of the American economy and easier availability of credit, the American automotive industry is geared for a bumper 2015. Here’s a list of the major trends that will prop up the industry this year. 1. Subcompact SUVs: Hybridization of various automotive genres has alr...
New Food Product Application to be Introduced in 2015: Hydro-Thermal
Jan 12, 2015  
Waukesha-based Hydro-Thermal Corp expects to grow by 20 percent this year due to the launch of their new product and application in the market. After almost tripling over the last 12 years, the new introduced product is for the good in the food industry. It is a smart cooking system known as the Silverline. Jim Zaiser, president of the company ...
Rebound in Pharma Deals Renew Confidence in European Stocks
Jan 12, 2015  
As deals in the pharmaceutical industry indicated a renewal of confidence after last week’s decline, the European markets have rebounded on Monday.  News broke in that London has been reflected as a laggard city in comparison to other major European regions. Other European exchanges are on the rise with just a 0.58% to 6,536....
Biogen’s Multiple Sclerosis Drug Shows Some Positive Results for Repairing Eye Nerve Damage
Jan 9, 2015  
Studies have concluded that Biogen Idec Inc.’s experimental drug for multiple sclerosis can also be effectively used to repair nerve damage in eyes. This is a positive step for developing a drug that can reverse the progression of nerve damage of the eyes. In trials involving 82 patients, the drug demonstrated a 34% improvement in...
Honda Chief Vows to Raise Quality of Its Vehicles
Jan 9, 2015  
The record number of recalls seen by major automakers in the year 2014 has stirred up concerns regarding brand’s reliability in consumer’s eyes, and has raised concerns of higher management of these brands as well. One such example that clearly explains the way higher management is beset by the enormous number of recalls is the conc...
Mercer Retains its Number One Position in Human Resources Market of Singapore
Jan 8, 2015  
Business leaders and human resource professionals in Singapore are trusting Towers Watson, Mercer, and Hay Group the most to consult on their compensation & benefits needs. This report is issued in Vendors of the Year 2014,  which is an annual special edition published by Human Resources, Asia’s most read and trusted sour...
Chlorine Gas Was Used as a Chemical Weapon against Civilians in Syria
Jan 8, 2015  
Chemical weapons investigators announced the result of the test with a high degree of confidence that says that chlorine gas was used as a chemical weapon against three villages in Syria in 2014, affecting around 350 people in one and 500 people in the other, while killing 13 individual in the attack, as stated in a report issued by The Associa...
Twenty-Five Nations to Participate in India’s International Automotive Technology Symposium
Jan 8, 2015  
The 14th edition of the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) will be held at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) campus in Pune from January 21 to 24. India is currently the sixth largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world and one of the key features of the symposium this year will be a panel discussion ...
Nuclear Firms Should Focus More on Quality, Health, and Safety
Jan 7, 2015  
Industry leaders have given a warning to manufacturers of small and medium enterprises (SME) that they should focus more on quality, health, and safety, if they want to derive the maximum out of the 60 billion pounds nuclear project. John Ransford, who is the Fit For Nuclear assessor is currently helping out several English companies for stakin...
McDonalds in Soup Once Again
Jan 7, 2015  
McDonald’s is back in the news for the wrong reasons, this time stemming from an outlet in northern Japan. A customer found a bit of vinyl in his meal of chicken nuggets. The incident couldn’t have come at a worse time. The fast food chain had only just resumed the sales of larger portions of french fries after a supply issues not l...
Three-Dimensional Edible Cookies Now a Reality
Jan 7, 2015  
Whoever said that 3D food was not a possibility in the near future can now swallow his words. The idea of 3-dimensional food has not only wowed the industry with its plethora of options, but it has now devised a way of providing affordable 3D printed food.  The XYZPrinting 3D Food Printer is all set to achieve this target at a...
Ford Recalls SUVs because Drivers are Accidently Shutting the Engine Off
Jan 6, 2015  
The world of automobiles is currently flooded with a huge number of recalls these days due to many discrepancies in their parts. Some of these issues have led to multiple near-fatal accidents, and have also claimed several lives. Look like Ford Motors Inc. also wants to be a part of the global wave of recalls. News has that Ford is reca...
New Year’s Resolves for Colorado Energy Industry
Jan 6, 2015  
President of Colorrado Petroleum Association, Stan Dempsey stated that companies are mulling over investment options as Colorado energy manufacturers are looking at a new year of low oil prices. Mr. Dempsey further added that companies are evaluating their projects in the pipeline to the ones in other parts of the world to gauge whether investm...
Private Companies are Changing the Face of Mexico's Wind Energy Industry
Jan 6, 2015  
As changes in energy sector in South America are looking towards oil and natural gas, many companies are also focusing on the wind energy market in Mexico. According to Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), Mexico has 26 wind farms that are producing 2,559 megawatts of electricity. As compared to these statistics, Texas generates 12,975 mega...
Bain Capital Makes Third Attempt at Buying TI Automotive
Jan 5, 2015  
Bain Capital Partners is making its third attempt to buy out TI Automotive, a British manufacturer of car parts. Bain Capital Partners is a American private equity firm started by Mitt Romney. The offer by Bain to TI Automotive is estimated at GBP1.2 billion. TI Automotive, which started its operations in Birmingham 96 years ago as Tube Investm...
Californias High Speed Rail Finally Green-flagged
Jan 5, 2015  
California is among the most developed and affluent regions in the world, let alone the United States. As such, a high-speed train network spanning the north and south regions was naturally the next stage in this liberal, technologically advanced, infrastructure-rich state on the Pacific coast. After years of legal wrangles and unsuccessful pla...
British Construction Industry Powers Down after Bumper Year
Jan 5, 2015  
2014 was an intriguing year for the British real estate market. The last quarter of the year saw consistent drops in the construction industry’s PMI rating, resting on 57.6 in December from 59.4 in November. Any reading above 50 is considered expansion, so it may be a bit early to get worried about the industry, but a rating of 57.6 is st...
Cars and Consumer Durables in India to Get Dearer
Jan 2, 2015  
The Narendra Modi-led government in India has decided to cut back on excise duty concessions on consumer durable and mass-scale automotive products such as cars and bikes. The new year has dawned with a lining of higher costs for the common man as a result. A senior official in the finance cabinet confirmed that the government expects an income...
Birds Can Handle Alcohol Better Than Humans: Study
Jan 2, 2015  
This may come as a surprise, but birds too slur after consuming alcohol. This fact was concluded by a team of scientists who also found that when it comes to booze, birds can hold their liquor much better than we humans.  Zebra finches, the birds in question, will slur while singing after consuming juice that has been spiked with l...
World Islamic Travel Summit to Make a Debut in Abu Dhabi in October 2015
Dec 31, 2014  
The World Islamic Travel Summit (WITS15) will make its debut at Abu Dhabi on October 19-20 in 2015. This is one the biggest showcase of Halal travel and tourism services and is all set to make its entry at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ANDEC) in the next year. The event will have more than 200 participants along with a 1,000 delegate co...
West Bengal to Make Serious Investments in Eco-Tourism
Dec 31, 2014  
As a step to promote eco-tourism and sustainable development of cities, West Bengal plans to set up a bird sanctuary in Kolkata. The planned sanctuary will be similar to Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The West Bengal government believes this move will make it one of the top five tourist choices in India. West Bengal has started working ...
Ukrainian Army Receives Domestic Military Weapons
Dec 31, 2014  
Ukrainian military forces are at their receiving end regarding various domestic military hardware and weapons.  The Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko during his visit to Yavorov firing zone in western Ukraine’s Lviv region furnished about 100 units of military hardware and other domestic military weapons to servicemen of ...
Best Material Science Innovations in 2014
Dec 31, 2014  
2014 saw quite a few developments in material science that could be here for the longer haul. Innovations in protective clothing paved the way to obtaining material more secure from physical and chemical attacks, and scientists came up with novel ways of disposing with the notorious greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. A team of American rese...
Indian VP Iterates Need to Boost Countrys Chemical Industry
Dec 31, 2014  
Delivering the inaugural address at the annual session of the Chemical Engineering Congress at Panjab University, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari opined that the chemical industry in India needs to be reignited. The four-day meet is scheduled by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) in conjunction with Dr S S Bhatnagar Univers...
Surplus Stock of F-5s for Sale by Saudi Arabia
Dec 30, 2014  
As per recent reports, Saudi Arabia is aiming at offloading its remaining combat aircraft, the Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II. As per the details of the proposed sale, Saudi Arabia will be divesting itself of the 79 F-5 aircraft that was procured by the kingdom way back in the 1970s and the 1980s. The solicitation mentioned that the invitation to the...
Top 3 Business Services Stocks of 2014
Dec 24, 2014  
The passing year was an eventful one for the business services sector. The first three quarters of 2014 were excellent for the business services sector, as year-over-year earnings growth rates of 9.7%, 10.0%, and 11.3% were posted in the first three quarters, respectively. The business services sector, one of the more labor-intensive sectors in...
First Cancer Hospital Opens in Sabah
Dec 23, 2014  
Opening and setting up of the new Nuclear and Radiotherapy Medical Centre for cancer patients was timely and valuable as it is set to benefit all the patients from the state and Sarawak.  The new cancer hospital in Kota Kinabalu RM224mil (S$84.5mil) will prove fruitful to several cancer patients because the area is in need of treat...
Low Gas Prices Hurt Utahs Energy Industry
Dec 18, 2014  
Due to excessive petroleum on the global market, gas prices are heavily tumbling in several places of the world. This aspect could prove effective and great for consumers in most parts of the world, but it is not so for the Utah. The petroleum industry in Utah has a tough time with the state budget.  In Utah, the average gas prices...
The 3 Dining Trend to Look Out For in 2015
Dec 17, 2014  
Dining is a vibrant, dynamic subject. You can never set down a list of definitive rules for it, and since it depends on our own fickle taste, it is always subject to drastic changes and welcoming to new trends. Here’s a list of dining trends that are on the cusp of becoming mainstream and will surely make that step up in the coming year. ...
Bolivian Air Force Receives the Super Puma Helicopters
Dec 16, 2014  
It was declared by the Airbus Helicopters that the Bolivian Air Force was the recipient of second of the six Airbus AS332 C1e Super Puma helicopters. The Super Pumas are generally used for several internal security missions and counter narcotics. The rest of the four helicopters will start operating from the year 2016. In late 2013, the light m...
Leaked Emails Prove to be Challenging for Sony
Dec 15, 2014  
It has been revealed via leaked emails that there exists a cultural gulf between Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood subsidiary on the one hand and Japan’s Sony Corp on the other. This poses a major challenge to the CEO Kazuo Hirai to bring about positive changes in the loss making company under the One Sony slogan.  O...
British Construction Firms to Hire More by 2015
Dec 10, 2014  
As per the latest survey carried out by Manpower, increasing workload in Britain’s construction industry is calling for rise in employment opportunities. It is expected that in the coming year, various construction firms will be on a hiring spree. Paucity of trained and skilled workers in U.K. based building firms has led to greater focus...
Defense Workers Start a 10-Day Strike over Pay
Dec 8, 2014  
Members of Unite at the Defense Support Group are going to walk out on Monday protesting at a 1% pay offer. The group keeps repairing and renovating military equipment for the Ministry of Defense.  The Unite national officer, Mr. Mike McCartney, stated that Defense Support Group was cash-rich and asked them to take up negotiations for a...
Record US$100 Mn Donated to the University of North Carolina for Pharmacy School
Dec 4, 2014  
The “Innovation Engine” received a US$100 million fund in the effort to create innovation at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, reported Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina on Wednesday.  The donation is contributed from a 1972 graduate - Fred Eshelman who is also the founder of the Pharmaceutical Product De...
Food Imported by the U.S. Under Scanner
Nov 27, 2014  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have joined forces to address a major issue of national security - food supply. Given the fact that 15% of the country’s food supply is being imported from overseas, it has become imperative to monitor from where the food is coming in. FDA officers ...
iPhone 6 Consistently Best Smartphone: Japan
Nov 27, 2014  
BCN, one of the tracking websites in Japan, has tracked the sales of multiple consumer devices on a weekly and monthly basis. Their results show that the iPhone has held the top positions in all its segments for the past three months. The months of October saw Apple’s iPhone 6 in dominion by holding the top six positions for smart...
Renewable Energy Supersedes Nuclear Power in Scotland
Nov 27, 2014  
Reports by BusinessGreen show that clean energy in Scotland has produced more power than coal, gas, or nuclear. This is the first time it has happened in the first half of 2014.  New industry figures will also show on Thursday, how renewable energy through hydro power plants, wind farms, and other clean technologies in Scotland pro...
World Cup Stadium at Qatar to be Renovated for 2022 FIFA World Cup
Nov 26, 2014  
The design for renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium will soon be unveiled by the organization that is responsible for building the infrastructure and stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. The main construction work on the stadium is being looked into by two prominent construction companies. The joint venture is between Six Cons...
DOD Spending Low, Corps Look for More Work in Alaska
Nov 24, 2014  
Military construction across Alaska continues to decline. Government contractors expect to keep busy for the time being with work delegated by other federal agencies. The United States Army Corps of Engineers expects to have more than US$410 million worth of work available on at least 400 projects in the 2015 fiscal year. Chris Tew, the...
China Consumer Products Fair Kicks-Off in Abu Dhabi
Nov 24, 2014  
Seeking to market products in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mena regions, more than 100 consumer goods makers from China showcased their mid-to-high-end consumer goods at the China Consumer Products Fair. The second edition of the China Consumer Products Fair 2014 began on Monday in Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center (Adnec). The...
Ford Recalls 65,000 Fusion Models Due to Issues in Ignition Key
Nov 20, 2014  
If anything defines the world of automobiles currently, it would be recalls. It seems that a flood of automobiles has surrounded the global automobiles industry, which once represented a flourishing and highly profitable industry.  The current automobile giants ordering yet another recall is Ford Motors Co. Ford declared on Tuesday...
3D Printed Heart Model for Better Cardiological Treatment
Nov 20, 2014  
According to research carried out by the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014, surgeons will be able to treat complex heart disorders in patients, with the help of a three dimensional experimental printed model of the heart. For surgical planning, most cardiac surgeons make use of two dimensional images of the heart taken...
Los Angeles Auto Show Kicks Off
Nov 20, 2014  
The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off on Wednesday with a rather upbeat mood. Motoring machines, industry metrics, and hybrid models – the show has lived up to its reputation once more. The Los Angeles Auto Show has begun touring North America from the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the commencement has already had an impact on...
Scottish Government to Inject 200 Million Pounds in the Housing Sector
Nov 19, 2014  
The construction and the housing industries of Scotland will get a major financial boost from the Scottish government in terms of additional funding worth 200 million pounds. The main rationale of such a financial boost is to stimulate the housing sector and also safeguarding employment in the construction industry. The housing minister of Scot...
Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 Declared by Tyson Foods, Inc.
Nov 19, 2014  
A quarterly dividend on November 18th was declared by Tyson Foods, reported Analyst Ratings Network.com. The shareholders of the February 27th record will be awarded a dividend of 0.10 per share on March 13th.  This represents a yield of 0.94% and a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis. However, the ex-dividend date of this partic...
Amazon Giving Stiff Competition to Offline Retailers with Price Cuts
Nov 18, 2014  
In a bid to boost retail business across key consumer goods categories, Amazon.com Inc. has been gradually lowering its prices in order to compete with offline vendors, states the latest Bernstein Research. The Bernstein price trends analysis states that Amazon is lowering prices to “achieve scale” in categories such as pers...
Hardware (compute & tools) Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The hardware (compute and tools) market has performed remarkably over the past five years. In a recent survey conducted by a leading market research firm in the U.S., some of the emerging, but prominent regions such as, China, Russia, Brazil, and India are more inclined to increase their investments in hardware tools, especially IT hardware inc...
Harness (Wiring) Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
Harness (wiring) is an assembly of wires or cables used for transferring electric power or signals in a given system. Since cables and wires are the main backbone of today’s modern age devices, providing light and energy, power and other communication signals stands paramount. The growing demand for wire and cables across several industry...
Hearing Aid Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The global hearing aid market involves all aspects of hearing disabilities and their compensation provided in the form of external devices. Most hearing aids are essentially electro-acoustic devices that amplify sound. They are classified as medical devices and therefore fall under the regulatory control of the Food and Drug Association (FDA). ...
Heart Valve Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The global heart valve market is composed of all the diseases, implantations, and implantation techniques that are concerned with fixing the heart valves of patients. A large portion of this market contains standard implants and procedures that have been proven effective in stabilizing or even replacing faulty valves. There are a multitude o...
Grocery Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
Recent news updates suggest that Chinese food and grocery market, which also is the world’s biggest grocery market, is now worth more than US$1 trillion. Looking at the pace at which China’s population has expanded over the past years (it is home to nearly 19 % of the total world population), and the huge number of people the countr...
Gypsum Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
Mankind has known gypsum, and has used it abundantly as a reliable building material, since as long as 6000 B.C. The use of gypsum has also been recorded in the interiors of the great pyramids of Egypt dating back to 2560B.C.  In 2011, China produced more than 45million metric tons (Mt) of crude gypsum and emerged as the world&rsqu...
Health and Beauty Packaging Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The health and beauty packaging market is central to product categories that include, but are not limited to: hair care, makeup, personal care products and toiletries (men and women), hygiene products, oral hygiene products, skincare, feminine hygiene products, and sun care.  Consumers are as influenced by the overall looks and fun...
Health Insurance Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The health insurance market is composed of various types of policies that assume risks related to health, and surgical and medical expenses. The policies that designed by health insurance providers assume risks and also assign premiums for these policies. Simply defined, insurance pertains to transferring the risk of medical expenses and/or dea...
Germanium Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The germanium market is highly oligopolistic in nature, with China dominating the global industry in terms of output. The gap between global availability of germanium deposits and exploitation of these resources is an area that still needs to be addressed in order to ensure optimum utilization. Currently, the amount of recoverable germanium ...
Glucose Monitoring Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The global glucose monitoring market has a growth rate that is directly linked to the growing number of diabetics in the world. Their numbers have prompted the need for more efficient and innovative diabetes management devices, especially when it comes to glucose monitoring. Glucose monitoring helps diabetics manage the disease and lessen or ne...
Gold Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The gold market is the heart of the global commodity market. This market focuses on trading gold and other gold exchanges in the world. The gold exchanges are typically obtained in the form of different international financial centers or as a key part of the international financial markets. The global gold supply is the mixture of scrap recover...
Geothermal Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The global geothermal market, which featured close to 10,000 megawatts capacity and operated in about 24 countries, observed a growth of nearly 20% from the year 2005. As of late 2013, the global geothermal market had spread to nearly 70 countries in the world and produced more than 11,000 megawatts of geothermal power; an additional capacity o...
GIS Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The term “Geographic Information System” dates back to the mid 1960s. But it has only been in the past few years that the array of applications using GIS technologies has significantly risen. The GIS market has traditionally served industries such as forestry, natural resources, and many other environment related fields. Only recent...
Graphene Market Research Report and Industry Analysis
Nov 17, 2014  
The dynamic global graphene market is expected to witness a compounded annual growth rate of 47.1% in the coming few years. This promising growth rate of graphene is fuelled some strong market drivers such as growing applications in areas such as biomedical, sensors, coatings, composite, energy, electronics, aerospace, and automobile among othe...
Global Graphite Market Research Reports and Industry Overview
Nov 17, 2014  
The global graphite market is mainly driven by greater use of graphite in batteries. Rising demand for graphite for use in batteries can be attributed to the fact that graphite is a very good and an efficient conductor of electricity. Also, the global graphite market is propelled by rising demand for Li-ion batteries. It is expected that the de...
Vattenfall Sues for $6 Billion in Compensation for German Nuclear Power Stations Phase-Out
Nov 13, 2014  
“Atomausstieg” is a program that states nuclear exit and closing down of all German nuclear plants by 2021, after Japan’s precipitation Fukushima disaster in 2011.  The eight oldest nuclear power plants were closed down instantly, of which two were owned by the Swedish state-owned energy giant ‘Vattenfall.&r...
Chrysler to Replace Potentially Faulty Takata-Made Air Bag Inflators No Later than December
Nov 12, 2014  
The documents submitted by Chrysler Group to the U.S. safety regulators state that the automobile company will start replacing the potentially defective air bag inflators fitted in more than 371,000 U.S. Chrysler vehicles in the beginning of December. These parts were manufactured by Takata Corp. These Chrysler vehicles recalled from cu...
Panasonic Looking for M&A Deals for Bolstering Market Position in Europes Home Appliance Market
Nov 11, 2014  
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp.’s CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga stated on Monday that the company is considering M&A deals to solidify its market position in the Europe’s home appliances market. The company is now set to focus on growth prospects following many years of restructuring.  The company states that it is ...
New Information Transfer Mechanism via Light
Nov 10, 2014  
Research carried out by the University of Southampton, University of Surrey, and the University of Cambridge has shown that the electronic properties of amorphous chalcogenides can be changed. Amorphous chalcogenides refers to the glass material that is of utmost importance to DVDs and CDs. The research team used a technique known as ion doping...
Poland Acquires Armed Drones Amid Ukraine Crisis
Nov 5, 2014  
A news report released on Tuesday discussed the comments by a NATO member in Warsaw, Poland stating that Poland is to attain the combat drones to extend aid to Ukraine against all the air space activities in Russia. The drones are a part of a multi-billion-euro facelift which will eventually help as armed forces amid the tensions between Ukrain...
Natural Gas Surge for Chesapeake Energy
Nov 5, 2014  
Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s third quarter revenue surpassed Wall Street expectation after it nearly tripled. The sharp boost is a result of the significantly higher revenue in its oil and natural gas segment and a greater production. The previous aggressive strategies played by Chesapeake involving land-grabbing didn’t pay off...
Argentina Bans Business of US consumer Goods Company Procter & Gamble
Nov 4, 2014  
The national tax agency of Argentina has convicted US consumer goods company Procter & Gamble and suspended it from operating in the country on the accusation that it committed fraud while sourcing dollars abroad.  The agency stated that P&G Argentina presented records of transactions overbilled by US$138 million in its imp...
Change in Telecom Priorities for Europe
Nov 4, 2014  
Less than one-fourth of Europeans can successfully connect to a high-speed smartphone data network. In comparison, about 90 percent of Americans can do so. Broadband speeds are extremely slow and bad Internet service has become a fact of daily life for many Europeans. On the positive side, the price that Europeans pay for their broadban...
Business Collaboration Between SiNode Systems and AZ Electronic Materials
Nov 3, 2014  
SiNode Systems Inc. and AZ Electronic Materials have entered into a business partnership which is a Joint development Agreement with the primary rationale of commercializing grapheme-based components for lithium-ion batteries. AZ Electronic Materials is a business unit of Merck KGaA, Germany and SiNode Systems Inc. is a materials science compan...
A Health Tech Incubator Started by GE Healthcare
Oct 30, 2014  
For the very first time, a health tech start up campus has been established by GE Healthcare at its headquarters at Helsinki, Finland. This area already has about twenty such healthcare start ups that are working on cloud services, wireless technologies, apps, and sensors that aim at improving healthcare. The main rationale behind such ...
Net Earnings of DuPont Increases 52% despite Agricultural Turmoil
Oct 29, 2014  
DuPont - The Wilmington, Del-based leading chemical company faced decline of three percent sales to $7.5 billion in the quarter ending of September 30. The company’s third-quarter earnings were increased by 52 percent to $433 million albeit the slow global growth and agricultural downside.   The company witnessed the biggest ...
Appeal for Sanitization in Construction Industry through Government Regulations: CIOB Ghana
Oct 29, 2014  
Rockson Dogbegah - The Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building Ghana commented that the construction industry needs a thorough cleaning up and assurance of proper growth. Mr. Dogbegah also said that a few factors are extremely important for a proper development in the construction industry. These include keen adherence to standards, sup...
Facebook Hints of Rise in Expenses in 2015, Shares Drop
Oct 29, 2014  
Facebook has announced on Tuesday that it is prepping for a dramatic rise in spending in the year 2015. This warning has come combined with a projected slowdown in the company’s revenues after revenues were analyzed at the end of the third quarter of the year. The plans of such hefty spending in the next financial year by the comp...
Samsung Records Poorest Profits in Q3 2014
Oct 29, 2014  
In the quarter ending September 2014, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd registered the smallest earnings ever in two years. The drop in earnings can be easily attributed to heavy competition from new Chinese devices and the Apple phones. The net income stood at US$4 billion for the South Korea-based company. Apple has been Samsung’s str...
China to Invest in UKs Infrastructure Industry
Oct 28, 2014  
As per industry reports, it is expected that in the year 2015, the UK infrastructure will derive benefits from 105 billion pounds of Chinese money. This will involve a host of Chinese machinery suppliers, contractors, and materials producers. The UK government will be spending about half of 225 billion pounds on its own infrastructure. ...
EDC and IFC Contribute to Connect Canadian Cleantech Business with Markets in China
Oct 27, 2014  
Export Development Canada (EDC) – the second annual Climate Business Forum has announced their sponsorship of the International Financial Corporation (IFC) to be held in Hong Kong on October 28th and 29th.   The forum will amass top industry leaders from around the world in the effort to highlight effective climate investment...
Toyota Observes 2.8% Rise in Global Sales in Third Quarter Business
Oct 27, 2014  
Toyota Motor Corp. has stated that its global sales rose by 2.8% in the first three quarters of this year. Toyota is battling carmaker Volkswagen AG to earn leadership in the global market. A rise in its profits serves as a reassurance about the company’s stronghold on the market. Toyota’s spokesperson Dion Corbett told repo...
Latin American Drug Rule Changes Could Benefit India
Oct 27, 2014  
Latin American countries could provide a pivotal market for many Indian pharmaceutical companies, after a recent change in regulations regarding the sale of generic drugs took effect. IMS, a research firm, reports that the total opportunities in the Latin American pharmaceutical market are worth US$60 billion. The market is said to grow at 14% ...
Private Schools Have Higher Male Teaching Staff Than State Schools: Report
Oct 22, 2014  
Private and state education has always been a matter of debate across the UK. A recent study has shown that when it comes to teaching employment options, the difference between state-run and private education in terms of gender balance is absolutely clear.  A report by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) shows that while women do...
Abbots First Australian Renewable Energy Deal Rejected
Oct 22, 2014  
The Abbot government’s initial deal for a renewable energy plan has been immediately rejected by the clean energy industry and Labor. The negotiations are about a bipartisan agreement regarding the future of the Australian renewable energy target. The Labor party rejected the first plan as being a job-killer before it was even ann...
Depression can be Treated with Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Pain Killers
Oct 22, 2014  
According to observations and research, depression can be treated with over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers that are easily available in pharmacies. This meta analysis research study was carried out by a research team at the Aarhus University, and this has been published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal. This 14 internatio...
Chemical Production in Europe Flatlines in First Seven Months of 2014
Oct 21, 2014  
The recently published report by European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) shows overall chemical production in Europe has flatlined in first seven months of this year. Though the initial four months showed a positive trend, the production volumes dropped in July 2014 and in the following months as well. The contraction in output in the three ...
Actavis to Compete for Omega Pharma
Oct 20, 2014  
Actavic Plc has declared that it will become one of the bidders for the Omega Pharma NV deal, as the United States based drug maker keeps searching for more takeovers. Actavis will be competing against Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Sanofi and Perrigi Co. for Omega Pharma. Actavis places themselves as a potential suitor along with quarry in...
Sale of iPhone Fuels UKs s
Oct 20, 2014  
With the sale of Apple Inc.’s latest smartphone, consumer expenditure on electronics has registered a three-year high this September. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched in the U.K. on September 19 and buyers from across the country raced to purchase the newest smartphone. Both these smartphones are so far the fastest selling...
Hitachi Readies New Suite of Driving Systems
Oct 16, 2014  
Japan’s Hitachi Automotive Systems is all set to unveil a line of innovative autonomous driving technologies as the trend of high-tech and automotive electronics takes the industry by storm. The suite of technologies were unveiled in northern Japan last week and included features such as no-hands self-parking, vehicle stability control in...
Canadas Agreement on Waste-Water Treatment Boosts Indias PM Pet Clean Ganga Project
Oct 16, 2014  
In 2008, Canada and India adopted a bilateral science and technology collaboration agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation.  The pet Clean Ganga project led by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a confident boost with an agreement earlier on Wednesday. The agreement is all about cleaning up the most...
China Sends Experimental Ebola Drugs to Aid Workers, to Increase Supply if Found Effective
Oct 16, 2014  
An experimental Ebola drug has been sent to Africa for use by Chinese aid worker by a Chinese drug manufacturer. The company is plans to undertake clinical trials of the drug to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more than 4000 lives so far. Several thousand doses of the drug JK-05, manufactured by Sihuan P...
Broccoli Based Chemical Gives Hope For Treating Autism
Oct 15, 2014  
According to the inferences derived from a small scale clinical trial, the chemical that is extracted from the sprouts of broccoli possess certain anti-cancerous properties. Moreover, this chemical may be able to even treat behavioral symptoms in those suffering from autism spectrum disorders. This research study was carried out by the scientis...
Toyota China to Recall Crown Sedans Due to Leaking Brake Fluid Issue
Oct 15, 2014  
Joining the global wave of automobile recalls, Toyota has announced its decision to recall 93,700 cars from the Chinese market to fix an issue regarding leaking brake fluid, Chinese quality watchdog has informed.  Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co, the Chinese subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., will recall the Crown model sedans manufactured b...
Wind Energy is Cheapest: EU Analysis
Oct 15, 2014  
Onshore wind has been proven to be cheaper than gas, coal or even nuclear energy once the additional factors are taken into account. These factors include air quality, climate change, and human toxicity, as described by an analysis performed in the E.U. The report deduced that each megawatt hour (MW/h) of electricity that is produced wi...
Lower Use of Tobacco Due to High Tobacco Taxes: WHO
Oct 14, 2014  
According to WHO Director General, Dr Margaret Chan’s accusation on Monday, the tobacco industry is discouraging governments from implementing any sort of tobacco-control policies such as, banning advertising and raising taxes upon world’s first public health treaty that is included under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ...
Slow Pace for Auto Growth in China
Oct 14, 2014  
The Chinese car market grew at the slowest pace in 19 months this September. A weakened economy and increasing inventories are attributed to this slump. Passenger car sales in Chine in the last month rose 6.4% from the previous year to approximately 1.7 million cars, according to recent data that was made public by the China Association...
AirAsia Collaborates with Ford and Petronas in Malaysia
Oct 14, 2014  
AirAsia Big loyalty program is now offering lucrative deals to Ford car and Petronas fuel stations customers. This time around the budget carrier has gone beyond its reach of making regular offers such as hotel bookings and airfare discounts. The carrier is now making offers to fly free to these customers. The budget carrier has been wo...
Cure for Blood Coagulation due to Implanted Medical Devices Developed
Oct 14, 2014  
A team of engineers and scientists the Wyss Institute, Harvard have developed a new method of combating blood clots caused by implantable medical devices. Till now, doctors have been using blood thinners to solve the problem. However, blood thinners have been known to have numerous side effects such as nosebleeds, prolonged bleeding from a woun...
A Supermarket Deal Between Chedraui and Comerci
Oct 13, 2014  
Mexican hypermarket group, Controladora Comercial Mexicana SAB (COMERUBC) has plans of selling a major bulk of its two hundred retail stores to Grupo Comercial Chedraui SAB (CHDRAUIB), a popular department and grocery store chain of Mexico. According to sources, the business deal is estimated to be more than US$ 4 billion.  The Mex...
Samsung Electronics New Wi-Fi Technology 10 Times Faster Than Others
Oct 13, 2014  
Looking to revive its original fame and success story, Samsung Electronics has stated that it has developed a new Wi-Fi technology which has the capacity of increasing data speed by five times. This speed is more than the maximum data transmission rate of any consumer electronic device. Based on a statement issued by Samsung Electronics...
Approval Awaits for Lord Hill as EU Financial Services Chief
Oct 8, 2014  
Lord Hill from Britain is set to get confirmed as the EU’s chief of financial services. The news comes following Lord Hill’s winning over of critics during a hearing in which he vowed to stop the UK from leaving the EU. Lord Hill was recalled a second time for a public grilling after he failed to impress the European Parliam...
Raleigh Drones Could Soon Change Agriculture Industry
Oct 8, 2014  
The face of the agriculture industry in North Carolina could change soon with drones developed by Raleigh Company. The company’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is rapidly changing the entire process of how data is collected through aerial ways.  The drone has a wing span of 4 feet and weighs about 3 pounds. The UAV is a high-t...
Hope Opens its First Quarry of Construction Materials
Oct 8, 2014  
The Black Cat Quarry close to Roxton in Bedfordshire is expected to supply 100,000 tons of gravel and sand with each passing year for concrete needed to construct and build structures in Northern Home Counties. This is a GBP 1.5 million investment made by Hope, which is inclusive of high-end sand and gravel processing plant. The new plant, whic...
Virgin Atlantic to Stop Little Red Services
Oct 7, 2014  
Virgin Airlines has made the decision to scrap its domestic airline. After merely 18 months of service, Little Red will cease to exist. After weeks of speculation that the entire project will be stopped, the company finally submitted to the mounting pressure of empty seats. Virgin Airlines could not completely book seats in their flight...
Hewlett-Packard to Split Business
Oct 6, 2014  
Hewlett-Packard Co. has plans of splitting into two companies; one which will deal with services and hardware operations, and the other that will deal with printers and personal computers. The company will be declaring its latest move today. The splitting of the business will involve tax-free allocation of shares to shareholders in the year 201...
Birmingham Grabs More Construction Contracts in August 2014
Oct 1, 2014  
The construction activity around the Birmingham metro area has been an upward trend in the past two months. According to a data published by McGraw Hill Construction, the construction contracts for the month of August in the Birmingham metro area grew remarkably. The residential contracts neared US$88 million, which is a 94% hike over l...
Ford Motor Co.s Shares Suffer Downfall as Lower Profit Outlook for 2014-2015 Surface
Oct 1, 2014  
Suffering from higher recall costs in its North American market and great losses in South America and Russia have made Ford motor Co. to cut-down its forecast regarding pretax profit this year to $6 billion from $7 billion to $8 billion as earlier mentioned.  Company’s CFO Bob Shanks said that company’s pretax profit in...
Construction Industry in Scotland Anticipates Rebound
Oct 1, 2014  
A survey suggests that the construction industry in Scotland is cautiously optimistic about its future. The industry is expected to introduce around 42 percent more workers in the next three years, reported Scottish Construction Monitor.  The industry confidence in the construction sector fell in the quarterly survey as compared to...
Collins Brewers Locally Made Cider Ale
Oct 1, 2014  
The cider business is flowing at the Resurgence Brewing Company as it creates locally made craft beer and introduces it to the market. Beginning 3rd October, customers will find new line of beverages on tap – combined cider ale that almost gives out a taste of a fresh apple fritter called as ‘All the Kings Men.’ ...
Evereadys Kenya Plant to be Shut Down
Sep 30, 2014  
The largest dry-cell battery manufacturer in the region of East Africa, Eveready East Africa Ltd. intends on shutting down its one and only factory in Kenya on the 1st of October 2014. A real estate business will be started in its place. According to the Managing Director of Eveready East Africa Ltd. the plan of shutting down the plant ...
Sale of Apples iPhones Remains Unaffected - Supported By Consumer Feedback
Sep 29, 2014  
iPhones have been reintroduced in the global market by Apple Inc. in about 22 countries. Consumer reports and feedback basically show that due to the presence of a problem-free backing and update, these handsets are sturdy and do not bend easily. It has been observed via stress tests conducted on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, that it requires hi...
New Malware Targets Pharma Servers
Sep 29, 2014  
The electronics and communication agency Beldon has reportedly spotted a new cyber threat to the pharmaceutical industry. Called Dragonfly, the malware specifically targets intellectual property of servers in the pharmaceutical industry with the purpose of stealing information. An initial report released by ipprolifesciences.com stated ...
Coca-Cola Zero to Debut In India
Sep 25, 2014  
Coca-Cola is strengthening its base in India by launching its product Coca-Cola Zero. Though its product already exists in many other parts of the global, it is the first time that will be launched in India since its inception in the market eight years ago.  The drink has already been in selling in U.S., Mexico, Japan, China, and B...
Child’s Success Depends on Father’s Education Level: Study
Sep 24, 2014  
A father’s level of education is the strongest attribute that can determine a child’s success in academics, according to a research conducted in Britain. It also says that there is a self-reinforcing cycle of lack of achievement and poverty that is handed down from parent to child. The report was released by the Office for N...
Orange Business Services to Extend into Internet Services
Sep 23, 2014  
Orange Business Services is set to create a business-class Internet service by extending its core VPN Business Service into VPN Business Internet. The move has been made to meet the increasing demand from multinational companies for a heavy-duty, high-performance, and secure access to Cloud and Web services on the Internet. It is the co...
U.S. Conducts its First Trial of Airstrikes Against the Islamic State in Syria
Sep 23, 2014  
The U.S. and its allies in the Middle East rammed down a barrage of airstrikes on Syrian positions of the Islamic State militant group. The move is being considered a major expansion of President Barack Obama’s efforts in destroying the extremist group that has been wrecking havocs in Syria and Iraq for the past three years now. R...
Pakistans Sea-Based Missile Worries Western Officials
Sep 22, 2014  
Renewing international concerns about the accumulation of weapons in one of the most volatile regions of the world, Pakistan is looking to expand its nuclear warhead by developing short-range and sea-based nuclear weapons.  The idea behind sea-based missiles is that in the event of a catastrophic nuclear attack destroying all of Pa...
Effective Liver Fat Detection Via Magnetic Resonance
Sep 18, 2014  
The issue of excess body weight has several adverse effects. Fat accumulation affects the internal organs as well, one of them being the liver. Hepatic Steatosis is a condition that causes fibrosis, cirrhosis, and inflammation due to fat deposits in the liver. Hitherto, hepatic biopsy has been the most popular technique for diagnosing hepatic f...
Philips App-enabled Devices for Pain Relief
Sep 18, 2014  
PulseRelief and Blue Touch are the two latest pain relief devices developed by Philips. These devices consist of app-enabled tools which are managed by iPads or iPhones.  These days a lot of importance is being given to pain management and not just exploring drug options for pain relief. Many suffer from chronic pain that after a p...
Effects of Refinery Project on Barrel Prices
Sep 18, 2014  
According to the electronic newsletter issued by the California Independent Petroleum Association on Monday, the refinery project poses major economic questions regarding bringing extra crude barrels into the California market. This will affect the local crude prices in the state.  The oil-by-rail project of Alon USA Energy Inc. on...
AWU to Bid Renewable Energy Target Reforms
Sep 17, 2014  
The Australian Workers Union has asked for exemptions for the aluminum industry from the Renewable Energy Target. This is speculated to place increased pressure on Labor to draw up a bipartisan deal with the Coalition regarding amendments to the scheme. Scott McDine, the national secretary for AWU has stated the Renewable Energy Target,...
James White Drinks Introduces New Look in its Apple Juice Range
Sep 17, 2014  
James White Drinks – premium fruit and vegetable juice maker has introduced a new and fresh look to its Classics English Apple Juice range. The brand has launched the range in time for the Christmas market season which is due in a few months.  Sourced from the English orchards featuring a richly-fine taste as perfect as a non...
Demand for Big-Screen iPhones Observed More by 4 Million than for Earlier Versions
Sep 16, 2014  
Apple Inc. has observed pre-orders more than 4 million for its new version of iPhone as compared to what was observed for previous versions of iPhones, in the first 24 hours of launch. The demand for the smartphones already seems to outstrip supply, expected to start by the end of this week.   iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, company&rs...
LiquidM Launches New Mobile with Improved Retargeting Facilities
Sep 15, 2014  
Mobile Advertising Management Platform (MAMP) the only white-labeled LiquidM introduced retargeting capabilities in its newly launched mobile today. These capabilities help the mobile advertisers and developers reestablish contacts with their customers. It helps remind people to revisit the website, complete the purchase or remind people who ha...
Open to Hiring Malaysia Airlines Retrenched Employees : AirAsia CEO
Sep 11, 2014  
After reports that Malaysia Airlines will be letting go nearly 6,000 of its staff, chief executive officer of low-cost carrier AirAsia Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has said that he is open to hiring MAS ex-employees as part of its own workforce.  Fernandes said that he welcomes the MAS overhaul and the transition will be a good move for ...
Statoil Expands Natural Gas in Bakken
Sep 11, 2014  
A Norway-based oil company, Statoil known for dealing in natural gas has stamped its strong presence in Bakken, North Dakota. In the last three years, emissions from burning, flaring of methane, natural gas, and hydrogen sulphide related with oil production have risen tremendously. Statoil operates in the effort to expand the technology to powe...
Apple Watch - The Latest Product Launched By Apple Inc
Sep 11, 2014  
The sale of large screen phones may witness a boost due to the additional feature of mobile payment service that has been included in Apple Inc’s latest iPhone. This could restore the market share of Apple Inc that was lost to Google Inc’s Android segment. Soon after the launch of the Apple Watch and iPhone 6, the shares of ...
China and Russia to Hike Reciprocal Investments
Sep 10, 2014  
In a joint effort to develop high-speed rail, energy, telecommunications, housing, infrastructure projects, and mining, China and Russia have both agreed to increase their reciprocal investment. Zhang Gaoli, the Chinese Vice Premier and Igor Shuvalov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia co-chaired the initial meeting of the Invest...
Asian Stocks Observe Decline amid Fed Anxiety
Sep 10, 2014  
Asian shares observed a steep decline on Wednesday amid fears that the Federal Reserve would increase interest rates earlier than expected, leading the dollar to jump to its 14-months high against major currencies. Some regional tech shares observed a hit after stocks of Apple Inc fell as the initial excitement about the launch of new p...
Possibility of Developing Less-Toxic-More-Effective Cancer Treatment
Sep 10, 2014  
The findings of a certain study that have been published in the journal Chemistry and Biology discusses a mechanism that inhibits the growth of cancer targeting protein complexes known as proteasomes. The research study was first authored by Daniela Trivella who is a researcher at the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory at the Brazilian C...
Future Food Demand May not be Met by the Global Food Trade
Sep 9, 2014  
The University of Virginia has conducted a study on the global trends in food security and food trade, and has published this analysis in the Earth’s Future which is an American Geophysical Union journal. This study has reconstructed the network of the global food trade based on trade and production data for agro commodities gathered by t...
No Need for Crystallization for Examining Structures with the Help of X-rays
Sep 8, 2014  
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have made noteworthy advances in the area of X-ray use for determination of crystal structures. The very first research on use of X-ray for determination of crystal structure was pioneered almost a century ago by Sir William and his son Sir Lawrence Bragg. Sir William was a Nobel laureate. Associate pro...
University of Memphis Works on a Joint Technology Project with UCLA
Sep 8, 2014  
The U of M (University of Memphis’) has not just played a game of football against UCLA. The two schools have a lot more going on between them in the last few days.  The U of M has been working around with several different schools in the country. One of them includes the University of California, Los Angeles. It plans to lau...
The Non ZMP Control Two Legged Robot
Sep 5, 2014  
Achires, a two legged robot is the latest invention of a team of researchers at the University of Tokyo. This robot can run efficiently without the usage of the Zero Moment Control (ZMP) since it makes use of actuators and high speed cameras. This research team that is led by Masatoshi Ishikawa is the same team that had constructed a robot t...
China Telecom Shows Improvement in Subscribers Adds for Fifth Straight Month
Sep 3, 2014  
China Telecom continued its strong run in the wireless market, acquiring around 1.45 million new subscribers in the 3G circle. This is for the fifth consecutive month that China Telecom has improved in subscriber additions after struggling in the sector since December last year. However, it has still failed to keep pace with competitors China U...
Minnesota Rubber & Plastics Appoints New CEO
Sep 3, 2014  
Quadion LLC, which operates under the business name of Minnesota Rubber & Plastics have a new CEO to lead the team. The company recently appointed Marlin Braun, as their CEO. He will succeed Jim Lande, who served as a CEO at Quadion since 1985. Braun comes with a 30 years of experience in the technology manufacturing sector, which i...
Novo Nordisk to Launch its Latest Diabetes Drug in Mexico
Sep 3, 2014  
Novo Nordisk has chosen Mexico as its next target country for launching its new combo diabetes treatment, Ryzodeg. In early 2014, this company had declared that it would be launching its obesity-tackling formula involving liraglutide in Mexico. Ryzodeg is a combination of Novo’s Novolog, which is a fast acting insulin aspart and Tresiba, ...
LG, Samsung to showcase home tech at IFA
Sep 2, 2014  
With this year’s IFA tech fair just round the corner, the participating companies are gearing up to showcase their latest gadgets. LG Electronics will be putting up an all-new set of appliances on display at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) to be held from September 5 at Berlin. Televisions and wireless vacuum cleaners are two of ...
Wine Consumption Prevents Cardiovascular Disease Only Among those who Exercise: Study
Sep 2, 2014  
Results from a latest study indicate that wine only prevents cardiovascular disease in people who engage in regular physical exercise. The study – In Vino Veritas – was presented by Prof. Milos Taborsky at the ESC Congress.  Prof. Taborsky, from the Czech Republic, said that this was the initial randomized trial that we...
New Drug Shows Early Promise against Heart Attacks and Strokes
Sep 1, 2014  
Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have been working on a new experimental drug that aims to lower cholesterol. Early tests have shown that the drug cuts down risks of heart attacks and strokes in clinical trials by half. The test report says that the results are not conclusive as the analysis was performed retrospectively. The stu...
New Materials Creation Strategy
Sep 1, 2014  
Scientists always aim at theorizing about new compounds and materials; however after Researchers have made use of X-ray scattering in a process known as molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) to understand atom behavior as a kind of material called as layered oxides were getting formed. For computational predictions of new materials, the available obs...
Western Africa economies hit by Ebola travel ban
Aug 28, 2014  
With over 1,400 people dead due to the fatal Ebola outbreak in African countries, travel services have either banned or limited operations to the western region, severely hitting economies of the area. Budgetary resources are being utilized rapidly and economic growth has dropped by 4% as international projects and trips have been cancelled. ...
Fonterra Ties Up With Beingmate to Tap into China’s Baby Food Market
Aug 28, 2014  
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd. will partner with Beingmate Group Co, China’s biggest infant formula manufacturer to increase its reach in the Chinese market. The New Zealand-based company makes this move with the intent to grab a bigger market share in China after it suffered many setbacks in the food-safety scandal last year.  ...
Chinas Leading Asset-Management Company Aims for IPO
Aug 28, 2014  
China’s biggest asset-management company plans to go public by the end of 2015. Chinese authorities are constantly ramping up their interests towards introducing mixed ownership to state-owned huge companies and call for more private capital investments into the economy. According to the news report, China Huarong Asset Management Co...
Warren Buffet Helps Burger King with Tim Horton Deal
Aug 27, 2014  
Renowned investor Warren Buffet plans to finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian coffee chain. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffet’s firm will invest through preferred shares, it is speculated. Nearly 25% of the deal’s financing would be handled by Berkshire. The precise ai...
Anti-UAW Workers to Form Another Union at Volkswagen Plant
Aug 27, 2014  
Employees at the Chattanooga plant of Volkswagen AG are trying to form a union of company’s salaried and hourly workers, as a means to counter the United Auto Workers Local 42 union that was established last month.  The new union is expected to force Volkswagen in rethinking and holding another vote to determine which union i...
Fairchild Axing 15% of its Workforce with Multiple Plant Closures
Aug 27, 2014  
American semiconductor manufacturer Fairchild has said that it will be laying off nearly 15% of its global workforce following the closure of its facilities in Malaysia, Utah, and Korea. The company will cease the production of five-inch silicon from its plant in Bucheon, Korea. It will also scale down its capacity to produce six-inch wafers. T...
Pretzel Pizza by Little Caesars is the First New Limited-Time Pizza
Aug 27, 2014  
Little Caesars mostly deals in three main things; breadsticks, soda, and $5 cheese or pepperoni pizzas. It does not involve in limited time offers or other appetizing menu innovation tactics like its fast-food peers.  However, unlike popular beliefs, the chain will break its convention business streak and introduce first limited-ti...
Ralph Laurens Polo Tech to be unveiled at US Open
Aug 26, 2014  
In a bid to revolutionize the way sportspersons train and compete, lifestyle brand Ralph Lauren has created the Polo Tech shirt, to be launched on the opening day of the US Open. The shirt has merged biometrics into active lifestyle clothing with the aim of increasing and improving personal fitness.  The smart apparel collection by...
Shares of Digital Ally Surge Due to Rising Interest in wearable cameras
Aug 26, 2014  
Amid the heated topic of the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a Police officer in Missouri, there is one company that has inadvertently benefitted from the case.  Digital Ally Inc., a company that manufactures wearable cameras, observed a surge of nearly 80% in its shares. Company’s shares rose to $14.25 on Monday as the s...
China Plans to Launch Operating System for Desktop, by October
Aug 25, 2014  
According to (IANS) report, China is in the pursuit of launching its homegrown OS operating system by the month of October. China initiated this launch after the global concerns about the rising monopoly enquiry of Microsoft and the US surveillance, reported Xinhua, in Beijing.   The new operating system will be first seen on deskt...
Roche for $8.3 billion buyout of InterMune
Aug 25, 2014  
The Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding AG has fixed on a deal of $8.3 billion in cash to buy the U.S. biotech company InterMune. This will make it the latest consolidation in multi-billion dollar deals in the business side of the pharmaceutical industry. Roche stated on Sunday that it will pay $74.00 per share in a tender offer to...
Burger King to Collaborate With Tim Hortons
Aug 25, 2014  
US’s second largest burger chain Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW), is aiming at buying Tim Horton’s Inc. (THI) and shifting its headquarters to Canada thereby becoming a modern-day American company to shift its base to a country with lower-taxes.  The majority stake of Burger King is owned by 3G Capital and such collabo...
Cable-free Charging Device Launched by the UPV
Aug 21, 2014  
A wireless energy transfer technology device has been developed by the researchers at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV). The striking feature of this device is that one can charge electronic devices like laptops and mobile phones without using cables.  This patented system of the UPV makes use of resonators which have p...
Public Sector Employees Now Less Confident of Their Post-Retirement Security
Aug 21, 2014  
A new analysis reveals that employees in the public sector in the United States are more anxious today about their post-retirement safety than they were just two years ago.   The analysis says that only 18% of all full-time public sector employees that were a part of the survey said that they were ‘very confident’ about thei...
Novartis to Handover Experimental TB drug to TB Alliance
Aug 21, 2014  
Novartis has signed a deal with the Global TB Alliance to handover its experimental tuberculosis medicine for further development and deployment, for no monitory gains it seems.  The deal is a clear indication how scrutiny over the company’s portfolio has been increased since Joerg Reinhardt took position as company’s new ch...
China Market Loses Pace Again
Aug 21, 2014  
The Chinese manufacturing industry showed a weakening growth in August, which could mean that the world’s second-largest economy may soon have to take precautionary measures. HSBC’s manufacturing index’s preliminary version, which was released on Thursday, showed the Chinese index to decline to 50.3 from its 51.7 in Ju...
Does Chewing Gum Lead to Academic Productivity?
Aug 20, 2014  
Could chewing gum actually lead to improved academic productivity? A study conducted recently has found that there may possibly be a link between the two, finally making some headway in a decade-old research. The study called ‘The Effects of Gum Chewing on Math Scores in Adolescents’ was led by Craig Johnston from Baylor College of ...
German Arms Industrys Outlook Uncertain
Aug 20, 2014  
During a recent meeting between representatives of the German ammunition and arms industry and the German Ministry for Economic Affairs, the unionists discussed concerns about the declining approvals for German arms shipment contracts. Workers’ representatives had, earlier in July 2014, written to the German minister of economic affairs S...
Microcontrollers Market Poised to Witness Full-Blown Recovery
Aug 20, 2014  
The microcontrollers industry may well be on the verge of a full-blown recovery thanks to a rebound in sales to automotive and industrial customers. Analysts say that this recovery isn’t limited to the 32-bit market. Signs of growth are also being seen in the 8-bit industry, with a higher inflow of new orders.  The growth has...
New Graphene-Infused Sensors Could Revolutionize Healthcare Industry
Aug 20, 2014  
New research data available in the ACS Nano analyzes a new type of sensor which can monitor body movement and has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. Even though, body motion sensors are already present in different forms in the market, they are not widespread due to the cost of production and complexity associated w...
US Vessel Cape Ray Destroyed Syrias Chemical Weapons
Aug 19, 2014  
RIA Novosti, Monday news stated that teams aboard the MV Cape Ray (US vessel) have completed the task of neutralizing the chemical stockpile materials declared in Syria. This was informed by John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. The Secretary of Defense – Chuck Hagel congratulated the Navy Captain – Rich Dromerhause...
Surge in Bourbon Production
Aug 19, 2014  
America’s bourbon whiskey manufacturer, Kentucky, has taken a decision on hoarding large stockpiles of bourbon whiskey. According to sources, distillers are stocking up the huge quantities of bourbon even before the demand for the same has arisen in the market.  This step of excess production involves a certain risk, but as s...
HUYA Bioscience and CZCBD Partner to Promote Chinese Pharma Initiatives Globally
Aug 19, 2014  
HUYA Bioscience International, a China-based pharma company, has partnered with the Changzhou Center for Biotech Development (CZCBD) to accelerate biopharma innovations. The partnership will essentially focus on globally promoting innovative breakthroughs made by companies from Changzhou. The companies hope to specialize in meeting critical pip...
Decline in China Home Prices Reach Third Straight Month
Aug 18, 2014  
Recently, a trend of fall in Chinese home prices has been noted. This decline has occurred for its third straight month. During July, the prices of housing eased from June, but third straight monthly fall was noted. The prices were still up by 2.5 pc on year, however slowest gain was noted in 17 months. A fall of new home prices in 64 c...
WHO Urges Countries to Avoid Blanket Ban with Ebola-affected Countries
Aug 18, 2014  
The World Health Organization has requested governments to not sever ties with Ebola-affected states completely. The request comes after Kenya refused to carry on any form of trade or travel with the three West African states suffering from the deadly disease. The international health organization has already stated that risk of Ebola t...
Amines Capacity Expansion in Brazil by Clariant
Aug 18, 2014  
In order to meet the increasing demand of the mining industry, Clariant, which is a Switzerland-based specialty company dealing in chemicals, aims at doubling its production capacity of ether amines. The increase in productive capacity pertains to its Suzano facility in Brazil. The expansion of the production capacity will not only cater to the...
USB Type-C Specs Confirmed as Reversible Cables
Aug 18, 2014  
With the finalization of the USB Type-C specifications within the cable & wire segment, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group is earnestly looking forward to making the mobile users lives little easier. The USB Type-C connectors and cables are aimed at providing services to the smartphones. However, the organization backing these cable wires say the U...
Kenya Airways sues airport authority over fire, demands $3.8 million compensation
Aug 14, 2014  
Forced to cancel flights due to a fire last year, Kenya Airways has demanded $3.8 million compensation from the airport authority stating revenue losses. Kenya Airways has claimed that the Kenya Airport Authority did not have adequate fire-fighting equipment at the airport due to which they had to shut operations. KAA, on the other hand, has sa...
Coca-Cola, GSK, McCain India and Others Companies to Push FSSAI for Quick Approvals
Aug 14, 2014  
McCain Foods MD Vikas Mittal, Ferrero Group India head Luigi Oddone,Mother Dairy MD S Nagarajan, Cargill India MD Siraj Chaudhry, Kellogg MD Sangeeta Pendurkar, Coca-Cola India President Venkatesh Kini, and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare managing director Zubair Ahmed  were a part of the committee that met with Food Safety Standards A...
Massachusetts looks to up adult Education
Aug 13, 2014  
Looking to address the high levels of illiteracy among adults in Massachusetts, the governor’s office has announced a $15 million plan to boost adult education in the state.  Presently there are 16,000 men and women on a wait list for basic education programs and English language classes. Of these, the program hopes to absorb...
WHO gives a Nod to Administering Untried Ebola Vaccines and Medicines in Africa
Aug 13, 2014  
Taking into account the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization on Tuesday declared it safe and ethical to use untested vaccines and medicines to arrest the situation of the Ebola outbreak.  The US based Pharma company that manufactures the drug for Ebola has declared the depletio...
Tibets The Lhasa-Shigatse Railway Boosts Incense Industry
Aug 13, 2014  
After the completion of ‘The Lhasa-Shigatse Railway’in July, the machine will be put to use in the Tibet Autonomous Region.This opens many exchanges and opportunities between Tibet and the rest of China.  The Tibetan incense makers in the NimuCounty will highly benefitfrom this railway system, as the county falls along ...
Venture Capitalists Help to Move Hardware Startup Businesses
Aug 12, 2014  
Investors are generally nervous about funding a product which is unproven. Hence, this can make it difficult for hardware startup businesses. In addition, the cost of manufacturing is a risk which is why digital startups seem like a less risky deal. However, some of these apprehensions are being eased due to crowdfrunding platforms such...
Teenage that are Offered Cars, Money, or Holiday as Exam Incentives Fare Better
Aug 12, 2014  
According to a recent survey, receiving top marks in exam at A-level is not a big enough motivation for many sixth formers. The survey suggests that around 38 percent of students when offered a financial incentive fare better in their exams. The results from the survey commissioned by the Leeds Metropolitan University which is ahead of ...
US FDA Approves At-Home Colorectal Cancer Screening Test
Aug 12, 2014  
The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved a new at-home screening test for colorectal cancer. The DNA-based test boasts 90% or higher accuracy. This approval was given after an FDA panel came to the unanimous decision, earlier in March 2014, that the benefits of the Cologuard test  - developed by Exact Science Cor...
US Ships Weapons to Kurd Forces
Aug 12, 2014  
A State Department spokeswoman stated on Monday that the US has started an urgent shipping of weapons to Iraqi Kurdish forces fighting against extremist state militants.  Marie Harf, the spokesperson also added that the US government was speaking with the Iraq government to transfer the needed arms to the Kurds at an increasingly b...
Apple to Start Production of New iPads
Aug 12, 2014  
After two consecutive quarterly declines, Apple Inc. has started the production of new iPads in order to boost their tablet sales. This new iPad under production has a 9.7 inch screen and this product will finally be unveiled at the end of this year or beginning of the next. A mini iPad with 7.9 inch screen will also be produced soon so that th...
3D Printing Plastic Market Sales Reach $1.4 Billion by 2019
Aug 12, 2014  
Ranging from a 3D printing dress to a novelty figurine like Dita Von Teese, people’s belief in 3D printing is claimed to be a fad. However, with 3D printed prosthetics, car parts, and food products, 3D printing plastics are worth $1.4 billion, as recorded by spring 2014. 3D printing plastics are also headed to space for scientific use.&nb...
Pfizer Faces Increasing Number of Lawsuits Over Lipitor
Aug 11, 2014  
Lipitor, Pfizer’s anti-cholesterol drug, is allegedly causing type-2 diabetes in many women. Many of those who filed the lawsuits claim that the pharmaceutical giant possessed knowledge about the drug’s side-effects, but did not warn the public about them. The number of lawsuits against the company has gone up from 56 to aro...
AirAsias Passenger Traffic up in 2Q with revival of Clark flights
Aug 11, 2014  
The Southeast Asian airline’s Philippine unit stated that its passenger traffic increased by 5% in the second quarter of 2014. In this quarter from April to June it flew about 924,155 domestic and international passengers. This figure is up from 140,034 year-on-year. The airline’s load factor too was up by 77% as com...
Mercator Petroleum Limited Focusing on Shifting to Oil and Gas Sector
Aug 11, 2014  
Mercator Petroleum Limited (MPL) is planning on undertaking several measures to strengthen its oil and gas subsidiary. The company listing it on a foreign stock exchange after it has merged an existing offshore arm with it. Mercator Limited is aiming to gradually shift its focus from shipping-to-coal to oil and gas sector. MPL which is ...
IBM Launches New Services to Boost HR Department
Aug 7, 2014  
With the aim of boosting the Human Resources department and improve employee performance, International Business Machines (IBM) has created a new consulting practice and launched three cloud services. The cloud services, which revolve around IBM’s Kenexa software and services, help the business deal with changes in the organization and so...
Blackberry Wins U.S. Security Clearance for New Services
Aug 7, 2014  
The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) granted security clearance to Blackberry Ltd for its iOS and Android device management service. The U.S Department of Defense will now allow Blackberry’s services to be used within its agency network. The phone maker has been awarded the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) appr...
Melanoma Detection via Acoustic Waves
Aug 7, 2014  
According to research, doctors can now use a new hand-held device that incorporates sound waves and lasers that can help to detect melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. This device can be used directly on the patient’s skin and it gives the exact degree of the spread of this skin tumor.  More than three fourth of death...
Exxon and Chevron Gain in Oil and Energy Segments, Despite the Disruptions in the Middle East
Aug 7, 2014  
Due to rising violence and crimes in Iraq, both the energy companies, Chevron (CVX) and Exxon (XOM) earnings experienced rising oil prices.  According to the August 1 earnings at Chevron, the net income was $5.7 billion and total earnings (per share) were $2.98. The earnings at Chevron increased from the second quarter of 2013 with...
MIT to Let Students Finish Degrees in Less than Four Years
Aug 6, 2014  
Looking to increase the strength of the student body and revenue generated from tuition, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is considering letting its undergraduate students finish their degrees in less than four years. In 2013, nearly 14% of the university’s total revenue of USD 2.2 billion came from tuition. University authority ...
Russia’s Yandex Trying to Prevent Top Coders from Heading towards West
Aug 6, 2014  
The top coders from Russia’s Yandex are heading towards the West to organizations such as Facebook and Google, however, Yandex is trying to prevent this. Silicon Valley is abundant with star programmers who are from the Eastern bloc origins, some examples are WhatApp’s Jan koum, Google’s Sergey Brin, and PayPal’s Max Lev...
China-Based Company Launches Intelligent Solar PV Panel in Europe
Aug 6, 2014  
China-based Zhongli Talesun Solar Company Ltd. has launched a Smart Module that comprises a solar photovoltaic panel with a built-in chip. This integrated chip records and transmits information on the module’s operating conditions to a configured monitoring system, which allows the operator to immediately take the required action. This pr...
Growing Trend of Billionaires Focusing on the Wireless Market
Aug 5, 2014  
The demand for wireless data in the U.S. is growing and it is predicted by market analysts that soon wireless data will move beyond smartphones and handheld tablets to other devices. Devices such as cars, thermostats, smartwatches, etc., will soon have technology which enables them to connect to the Internet. According to the CEO of Ver...
Patent Trolling to be Limited by the U.S. Supreme Court
Aug 5, 2014  
Patent system in the U.S. is famous the world over for its unfaltering protections of innovations and the concepts behind it. However, recent decisions taken by the Supreme Court in U.S. might have negative influence on how the system functions. The U.S. Senate has not addressed the issue regarding patent trolls, and experts from the legal depa...
The Food Industry Hit Strongly by Inflation
Aug 5, 2014  
The effects of inflation are being observed in practically every sector starting from manufacturing to services. The food industry is also a victim of inflation with rising food costs. Hershey, a popular snacks and chocolate maker has declared a price rise by almost 8% across a significant chunk of its US portfolio. The reason behind the price ...
Nokias Smart Phones Business in Doldrums
Aug 4, 2014  
Finnish communications and multi-national company, Nokia Oyj has expressed that the best way to stand out in the smart phones industry is by simply quitting from the business of smart phones which entails stiff competition.  Business statistics depicted that the shares of Nokia have surged since September 2, 2013 after it sold its ...
New Higher Sensitivity Biomarker Means Less Time in Emergency for Cardiac Patients
Aug 4, 2014  
The launch of a new biomarker test for determining acute coronary syndrome (ACS) - that is reported more sensitive to the condition - could see patients spending less time in emergency before they are diagnosed. However, a report in the leading publication, Medical Journal of Australia, this could also cause needless investigations to be perfor...
Kerala Tourism and UNESCO to preserve the Spice Route
Aug 4, 2014  
Kerela Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNESCO to commence cooperation the latter in protecting and promotion of the ancient Spice Route heritage. The project, Spice Route Initiative by the State Government with UNESCO, is a landmark project to mobilize multilateral and bilateral collaboration with 31 countries that this ...
Order cancellations not a sign of market slump: Airbus
Jul 31, 2014  
Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Wednesday said that the recent wave of order cancellations for its commercial jetliners do not mean that the market has declined. The market is still strong and single-aisle jets deals are likely to return later. A total of 225 Airbus cancellations were reported since the beginning of this year. Of the...
Leading Australian Universities Want to Hike Fees, Enroll Fewer Students
Jul 31, 2014  
Australia’s prestigious group of top eight universities, also known as the Group of Eight (Go8), has indicated plans of increasing tuition fees while reducing the number of students they enroll, a reform-backer has predicted. These decisions could be made if the universities are deregulated .  Arguing for this decision, the chairm...
Blackstone Invests $800 Million in Asian Oil-Based Energy Company
Jul 31, 2014  
Blackstone Energy Partners announced to invest $800 million in an Asian based energy company that is led by former industry executives.  Blackstone is popularly considered a part of the world’s largest administrator of alternatives to financial stocks and bonds. New York-based managing director, Angelo Acconcia of Blackstone ...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Posts USD 3.9 billion Revenues in 2014 Second Quarter
Jul 30, 2014  
Leading bio-pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has registered revenues of USD 3.9 billion in the 2014 second quarter. This marks a 4% decrease from the same period in 2013. The global revenues of the company (excluding the divested Diabetes Alliance), saw a 7% increase. In this quarter, the company’s results were underlin...
Novartiss Simbrinza gets approval from the EU
Jul 30, 2014  
Glaucoma patients in Europe can easily obtain Novartis’ Simbrinza eye drops which are a combination of brimonidine tartrate and brinzolamide and it is without a beta-blocker. This eye drop has got the approval of the European Commission. Unlike the inefficient treatment provided by monotherapy, this eye drop aims at treating intraocular p...
Second Treaty Between Zealand And Boehringer Ingelheim
Jul 30, 2014  
Denmark based Pharma group Zealand Pharma and Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim have signed an accord to formulate new medicines for advanced and effective treatment of cardio-metabolic maladies. The collaboration between these two Pharma groups involves a new therapeutic peptide project from the list of preclinical programs of Zealand Pharm...
Fresh Lawsuits Hit General Motors
Jul 30, 2014  
This Tuesday, a lawsuit has hit General Motors on behalf of nearly 650 people regarding the faulty ignition switches in a number of cars, the reason why these cars were recalled from customers, which led to accidents that injured and even killed people.  The lawsuit was filed in the federal court of Manhattan, where dozens of cases agai...
Export market in New Zealand driven by innovative and high-value food products
Jul 29, 2014  
Demand for beverages and high value foods in Asia are driving the food and beverage industry in New Zealand. Also there is high demand for dairy products, seafood, meat and processed foods in the Asian economies which fuel the give an export boost to the economy of New Zealand.  Asia has a rapidly growing market for food which in turn i...
Sony plans revival of PlayStation with network services
Jul 29, 2014  
After a nearly USD 10 billion loss over the last six years, Sony Corp has plans of reviving its consumer electronics hero – the PlayStation. Sony will be repositioning the video game console as a center of streamed network services such as social media, music and movies apart from games. The matter is still in its infancy stage of discuss...
Rosemary and Oregano, Culinary Herbs, Contain Compounds that Fight Diabetes: Study
Jul 29, 2014  
Research by scientists at the American Chemical Society has found that popular cooking herbs rosemary and oregano are full of compounds that have the same effect on humans as prescription anti-diabetic drugs. These findings of lab tests were published in the latest edition of ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The study also...
OnePlus One ready to launch it smart phone in India
Jul 28, 2014  
Chinese smart phones are gaining popularity in the Indian market. OnePlus, a Chinese smart phones company, is ready to launch the invitation-only One smart phone in India.  Many Chinese smart phone brands have got inspired by the success of another smart phone brand called Xiaomi which had successfully launched the Mi 3, a smart phone i...
Danone all set to sell its business to Hospira
Jul 28, 2014  
According to the Financial Times, Danone, a French dairy group is aiming at selling its business pertaining to medical nutrition to Hospira, a US group. The deal value is estimated at $ 5 billion.  The plan is still in the pipeline as nothing with respect to the business is fully confirmed or certain. Representatives of neither business...
At a USD 62 Price Tag, the Karbonn A50S Smartphone Could Challenge Likes of Apple and Samsung in India
Jul 28, 2014  
A USD 62 smartphone launched in the Indian market by Karbonn could signal stiff competition for behemoths such as Apple that makes the iPhone and Samsung, known best for its Galaxy smartphone range. The Karbonn A50S, which has been officially launched in India, can also be ordered by customers outside of the country via online stores, and de...
Tablet overall sales up 11% in Q2; Lenovo, Asus big gainers
Jul 28, 2014  
The sale of tablets in the second quarter of 2014 went up 11% from a year ago, selling 49.3 million devices. However, the number is 1.5% lower than that from the previous quarter. A survey conducted by IDC, a market research firm, suggests that while the overall sales went up, Apple and Samsung both lost market share in the March-June period. H...
Loss recorded due to heavy investments carried out by Amazon
Jul 25, 2014  
Amazon.com Inc has been investing in newer businesses like consumer electronics and digital content, due to which it has been running into losses for some time now. The loss recorded in the second quarter was by far the highest. In 2014, the stock prices have dropped by 10% with reduced investor confidence in the long term growth investments...
LG Electronics To Invest Huge Capital in R&D Project in South Korea
Jul 25, 2014  
LG Electronics Inc will invest USD 1.26 billion in the construction of a new research and development unit in South Korea’s capital city Seoul. The facility is said to be part of LG’s Science Park project. The 170,000 square meters site will be built in Magok, Seoul and work is expected to begin from August. Once the construction is...
Russian Consumer Protection Agency Seeks ban on Some McDonalds Products
Jul 25, 2014  
A lawsuit has been filed in a Moscow court by the Russian consumer protection agency to seek ban on some products from McDonald's Corp's burgers menu, along with its ice creams and shakes menu.  A regional branch of the agency has recently filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare a ban on some products due to some inappropriateness i...
High-sodium Diet Increases Risks of Cardiovascular Diseases in Type 2 Diabetics
Jul 24, 2014  
A new research has found relation between the amount of salt in diet of diabetics and their chances of suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The research has stated that diabetics who have a high-salt diet are on a higher risk of having a chronic heart disease as compared to the ones who eat less salt.  The study’s findings prov...
Strides Arcolab Bags USFDA Approval for Transplant Drug
Jul 24, 2014  
Indian pharmaceutical company Strides Arcolab has received the approval of the USFDA to sell its transplant drug Tacrolimus in the US market. The capsule is an immune-suppressant that is used for preventing organ rejection that may occur in transplant surgeries of organs such as kidneys, heart or liver in some patients.  USFDA has allow...
Chinese manufacturing gauge gets a hike after months
Jul 24, 2014  
China manufacturing gauge has climbed to its 18-month high this month, which has boosted the government’s chance of meeting the target for economic growth set for 2014, by a percentage of 7.5. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) preliminary from Markit Economics and HSBC Holdings Plc was at 52.0 and its has topped the 51.0 median estim...
Paracetamol doesn’t speed recovery or reduce low back pain: Study
Jul 24, 2014  
Paracetamol, which has long since been prescribed as a painkiller for severe low back pain, is no better than placebo; findings of a recent study in Australia have shown. The trial that was published on Thursday found that the universally recommended painkiller neither speeds recovery nor reduces the pain. Paracetamol is merely acts as ...
New Zealand feeds Asian hunger for food and beverages
Jul 24, 2014  
A report published by New Zealand Government, ‘What does Asia Want for Dinner? Emerging Market Opportunities for New Zealand food & beverages in East & South East Asia’, states that the whole of Asian food and beverages market have been a great driving force for New Zealand (NZ). This demand has expanded New Zealand&rsquo...
Manufacturing sector sees an 18-month high in China
Jul 24, 2014  
According to a survey conducted by HSBC, the manufacturing activity in China has seen the fastest growth in the past 18 months ending July 2014. This is a sign that the country’s economy is now stabilizing. The purchasing manager’s index or PMI, which is a measuring unit for the sector’s growth, showed a rise of 52 in July ...
Indian Government proposes plan for SEZ in Iran and Myanmar
Jul 24, 2014  
Government of India plans to setup SEZ or special economic zones for the Indian chemical industries in both, Iran and Myanmar. However, the idea has been mooted by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers stating it to be reverse SEZ. The Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar said that he would come up with a plan in a m...
Fur seals of Antarctica affected by climatic pressures
Jul 24, 2014  
According to scientists, the fur seal population in Antarctica is getting affected due to global climatic changes. It has been observed that the female population of this species is born smaller in size and there are some changes even taking place in their genetic structure. Severe climatic changes have also reduced the supply of krill &ndas...
Healthcare industry takes a cue from Nike Fuelband vending machine
Jul 23, 2014  
Nike has launched its new vending machine in New York City for its Fuelband. Nike is waiting for its Fuelband users to engage in extra activities such as, scan their wristband and win shirts, socks, hats, or other Nike gears.  Nike contemplates it as a cool and interesting experiment for grabbing people’s attention to prove that t...
Four R&D semiconductor joint labs launched by A*STAR IME
Jul 23, 2014  
The Singapore government has taken the initiative of launching four research laboratories in the quest for enhanced innovation and world-class hub for the semiconductor industry, on Wednesday, July 23.  The key partners involved in this collaboration are, DISCO, Nikon, Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, Dai Nippon Printing, Panasonic Factor...
Early Treatment to Cure HIV virus Might not be Effective
Jul 23, 2014  
According to a research study, the virus of AIDS, HIV has the capacity of creating invulnerable strongholds in the host’s body rapidly. This has dashed hopes of early treatment for the condition, which might have been helpful to cure the virus. In one case, a baby was thought to be cured with the new treatment after its birth, how...
Pharmaceutical Companies in Europe to Share Deprioritized Compounds for Medical Research
Jul 23, 2014  
Seven leading drugmakers in the UK have decided to share their unused experimental medicines with British researchers involved in academic research. This move is seen as an effort to deepen relations between the pharmaceutical industry and the community of scientists in the country. The new partnership between the seven pharma companies...
Xiaomi Broadens Line-Up With Bigger Screen Phones
Jul 23, 2014  
Targeting the market of larger mobile phones, Xiaomi Corp. is all set to launch a 5-inch screen smartphone next week. The smartphone maker that beats Apple Inc. in China in terms of sales is broadening its line-up of electronic devices in order to challenge Samsung and Apple who dominate the market in developed countries such as the U.S. Apple ...
Sony To Invest USD 345 Million In Image Sensors
Jul 23, 2014  
Sony Corp plans on investing USD 345 million in image sensors in its smartphones and tablets to enhance front-camera experience as the ‘selfie’ trend goes viral. Two CMOS sensors manufacturing factories will see an increase in production. These units – Nagasaki and Kumamoto Technology Centres – are based in Kyushu, an is...
Typhoon Rammasun hits Yangjiang, Guangdong province
Jul 22, 2014  
The largest typhoon to hit the southern part of China in forty years has resulted in death of 17 people after wreaking havoc on Philippines. The typhoon Rammasun has resulted in deaths of eight people on the island of Hainan. Many people are recorded missing and nine of these from the Guangxi region. This typhoon caused landfall on Frid...
Allergan to Slash 1,500 Jobs Amid Fighting Valeant Bid
Jul 22, 2014  
Allergan, best known as the maker of Botox, has announced plans to slash 13% of its workforce, which means that 1,500 employees will be facing the axe. Allergan said that the massive layoffs are in an effort to make the company more productive and efficient. The company, based in Irvine, California, said Monday that nearly 250 vacant po...
Netflix Surpasses Projected Earnings in Second Quarter of 2014 with Double the Profits
Jul 22, 2014  
Netflix, the internet video services provider, has reported that its earnings in the second quarter more than doubled. The company attributed this spike in earnings to the success of new episodes from one of its highly successful series. This has helped Netflix’s customer base to reach higher than 50 million worldwide – highest ever...
Oil deal between China and Venezuela
Jul 22, 2014  
Venezuela and China have come together and signed mineral and oil deals. Some very significant deals with Brazil and Argentina have already been signed by Mr. Xi Jinping, the Chinese president. The next country, with which he will sign a deal with, is Cuba.  Mr. Xi has agreed to pay a currency swap valued at USD 11 billion to Argentina ...
Malaysia Airlines most Likely to be Delisted after Ukraine Disaster
Jul 22, 2014  
With two major disasters hitting Malaysia Airlines in four months, it could possibly be heading towards a delisting. The two options staring Malaysian Air are either going private with Khazanah Nasional Bhd taking it under its wings, or declaring bankruptcy. Both options will eventually lead to the airlines being delisted. If Malaysian Air deci...
Deadly plague hits Western U.S. state, four cases identified
Jul 21, 2014  
The deadly plague that was reported in Colorado last week, has affected three more people in the state, taking the number to a total of four cases. The pneumonic plague has been stated to be the deadliest detected in the state in a decade. While the man originally infected with the plague has been hospitalized, two of the new cases have also co...
Bright future for babies with new safer IVF
Jul 21, 2014  
According to doctors in U.K., 12 babies were born using a safer method of getting eggs for use in IVF treatment. Kisspeptin, a naturally occurring hormone is used for stimulating ovaries of women to produce more eggs. A report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation stated that the pregnancies show that the hormone has been a success a...
Rise in Complaints About Doctors in Social Media
Jul 21, 2014  
A report commissioned by the General Medical Council states that there has been a rise in the complaints against doctors. This displays that social media and press coverage paints a negative picture of the medical profession. Complaints made by the public against doctor have doubled between the period of 2007 till 2012. A research team ...
As U.S. and EU Mull Trade Sanctions on Russia, Implications for Metal Industry are Grave
Jul 21, 2014  
As speculations and concerns of European Union and U.S. sanctions on the trade of non-ferrous metals with Russia loom, the effects are expected to be significant, given the volumes of metals being traded. According to latest trade data, if the sanctions are stringent, the implications of the same may be far-reaching. Sample this...
Early treatment of HIV may not stop it from spreading - a study reports
Jul 21, 2014  
It had long been thought that early medications may help in stopping the HIV virus from spreading in human bodies. A recent study substantially negates this notion. The study has, in fact, found that HIV virus is capable of forming an impenetrable grip in the body, crashing the hopes of curing the virus with early treatment.  The r...
GSK Confirms Firing Staff in 2001 for Corruption
Jul 18, 2014  
GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed firing of 30 staff members in accordance with the investigation procedures for a corruption scandal that emerged 12 years ago. These staff members are considered to be responsible for bribing and taking kickbacks from several officials right from doctors to hospitals in 2001. Those dismissed, belonged to the GSK's ...
China Experiencing Falling Real Estate Prices and Relaxation of Property Curbs
Jul 18, 2014  
China is experiencing a decline in real estate prices currently. This is the result of a deliberate attempt by developers to increase the volume of sales by cost cutting. The city of Hangzhou has recorded the maximum decline in real estate prices amongst the other cities. The prices have consistently been declining since June 2012. However, the...
According to United Nations Aids agency, the AIDS epidemic can be controlled in the next 16 years
Jul 17, 2014  
The UN Aids agency has reported that the number of people affected by AIDS in the year 2013 had declined as compared to those in the year 2001. And if there is consistency in this trend, this epidemic can be controlled effectively by the year 2030. 38% fewer cases of AIDS were reported in 2013. This is due to the phenomenal effect of the drugs ...
Apple IPhone Security Risk for China
Jul 14, 2014  
China’s state broadcaster has termed a new function of Apple Inc’s iPhone a “threat to the country’s security”. The iPhone’s ‘Frequent Locations’ application can track user locations and their time stamp and state media has criticized the smartphone function saying if data were to be accessed, it ...
A research study says that one out of three cases of Alzheimers disease can be prevented
Jul 14, 2014  
A research study from the University of Cambridge states that one out of three cases of Alzheimer’s disease is preventable. The major risk factors for this disease are smoking, depression, poor education, and lack of exercise. A research done in 2011 placed the estimate of one in two cases. However, the new research study takes into co...
Market for Mining-Water Treatment Projected to Double to USD 17 billion
Jul 14, 2014  
According to a research report published this week, the market for treating water for hard-rock mining operations is projected to register an 85% annual growth to reach USD 17 billion by 2019. Much of this growth is attributable to the growing demand for treated water for mining metals such as copper, gold, nickel and iron. These figures were r...
Legal Action Taken by Citic Resources to Recover Missing Materials
Jul 10, 2014  
Citic Resources has filed a claim versus the operator of port warehouse in Qingdao Maritime court. The organization is seeking confirmation that it owns the copper and alumina held at the port, according to a statement released by the organization. The company wants these materials released and delivered to them or seek compensation if these ma...
IBM to Invest USD 3 Billion in Semiconductor Research
Jul 10, 2014  
Even amidst talks of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) selling its chip-manufacturing unit, the company has decided to invest USD 3 billion in research and development of semiconductors over the next five years. IBM will fund two research projects to create smaller and more powerful chips that can be used in its systems. The program w...
Chinas Radio, Film, and Television Industry Posts USD 60.1 billion Revenue
Jul 10, 2014  
The radio, film, and television industry in China posted combined revenues of USD 60.1 billion or 373.5 billion yuan for the year 2013. These figures were stated in an official report released in China by the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television on Wednesday. While the domestic media industry in...
Malaria Parasites Breed Inside Human Bone Marrow, Says a Recent Study
Jul 10, 2014  
Though it is already known to most of us that malaria parasites attack the bone marrow of humans, escaping the immune system and causing disease, a new research study has found the exact locations where these parasites develop their sanctuaries. This discovery can lead to the research and development of more effective drugs and vaccines...
Brazildecides to Extend Tax Break for Auto Furniture Sales
Jul 10, 2014  
The car and furniture sales in Brazil are safeguarded to its fiscal accounts. It is a six month extension policy where the government would raise tax on the IPI, manufactured goods, or other furniture sales July 1 onwards. According to Finance Minister Guido Mantega, the policy is kept in consideration even for times when sales are down and ...
Lucinda refurbishes and opens new Deli in Wimborne
Jul 10, 2014  
WimborneDeli in West Borough has recently refurbished its deli and now functions as the Tiffin Box. This was reported by the Goadsby Hotels and Leisure Division bringing to light the recent sale of the deli and to the new owner Lucinda Cambridge.  The delicatessen offers a variety of products from small, big to niche British companies t...
Energy and industrial companies slump led to decline in Chinas stock
Jul 9, 2014  
China’s economy is slowing down, which will hurt earnings growth. During this period, stocks in China have declined to its lowest in a week, contributed by the industrial and energy companies. SHCOMP which is the Shanghai Composite Index has declined by 0.1% to 2,057.06 as reported few days back, which is ahead of inflation and trade d...
A Blood Test to Identify the Onset of Alzheimers Soon
Jul 9, 2014  
Soon, a simple blood test is all that would be required to predict a person’s chances of being affected by Alzheimer’s with an accuracy of 87%. Scientists from King’s College London and Proteome Sciences, a UK-based proteomics company, have identified 10 proteins in the blood that can provide an indication of the onset of Alzh...
NASA to make use of Googles Tango project for improving its SPHERES
Jul 8, 2014  
NASA is in the final stages of start making use of 3D technology developed by Google for one of its projects. The project, SPHERES, short form of the project “Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites”, was developed by NASA in 2006. The project featured three miniature satellites that were capable of ope...
Brakes switches to a packaging change to reduce environmental impact
Jul 8, 2014  
Brakes are undergoing a change in its manufacturing process. It is in the process of changing all its white cardboard packaging to the unbleached brown packaging so as to contribute healthily to the environment and sustain it. The unbleached natural cardboard is good for use as it decreases the overall environmental impact of Brakes packaging a...
Resource Tax Reforms in China Could Push Up Coal and Electricity Prices
Jul 8, 2014  
Ahead of upcoming resource tax reforms in China, there are indications of electricity, coal, and other resources becoming dearer, said the head researcher of China’s finance ministry on Thursday. Jia Kang, who heads the Research Institute for Fiscal Science of the Ministry of Finance (MOF), opined in an article in the Shanghai Securiti...
U.S. citizen tested for Ebola virus in Ghana
Jul 8, 2014  
The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa had no confirmed cases of virus in Ghana, however, a U.S. citizen is being tested for the virus. The U.S. citizen was quarantined at a private Clinic in the capital of Accra, as stated by health officials. The Ebola virus has so far resulted in deaths of more than 460 people since its outbreak in ...
Skoda opts for facelift to improve sales in China
Jul 8, 2014  
Eying to make a mark in the enormous automobile market of China, Skoda Auto AS is resorting to new car models and dealership revamping in order to turn its sales around.  Skoda sold 227,000 units in China in 2013, which was 3.7% lower than they did a year earlier. Deliveries increased by 8.2% in the first five months of 2014, and the compa...
Environment activists accuse organizers of games event on going back on their promises
Jul 7, 2014  
Environmentalists have charged the organizers of Commonwealth Games on falling back on their promises to create a low emission zone around the venue of the Games. Previously, restrictions on polluting vehicles were planned. These regulations were supposed to be in place around the game venues. Friends of the Earth organization stated pledges...
Google Snaps up Music Service Provider Songza for Undisclosed Sum
Jul 7, 2014  
Global technology behemoth Google Inc. is snapping up Songza Media Inc., a music services startup. This move is being termed as a tactic by Google to pull users away from its biggest rival, Apple Inc. The song service suggests tunes for users based on the time of day and the daily activities of listeners. Officials close to the deal have said t...
New England: Maine leads the Wind Energy Industry
Jul 7, 2014  
According to the recent headlines, experts in the energy and power domain have said that the state of Mainehas taken the leadership in the rising wind energy industry segment for power generation inNew England. As per their research and understanding, the industry in this region still needs to undergo substantial developments to overcome the...
Auto sales in China rise 14%
Jul 7, 2014  
With more and more international carmakers penetrating the Chinese market with cheaper models, local automakers have been force to step up their game. This has led to a 14% rise in passenger vehicle sales in China last month. The Chinese government has pushed for stricter sales regulations to control pollution and traffic congestion. Thanks to ...
Facebook Plans New Strategy to Target Indian Markets
Jul 3, 2014  
With over 100 million Facebook users in India, the online social networking site has identified India as having great potential and in terms of revenue, could be one of the largest markets. Keeping this in mind, the company has devised a new strategy to sell advertisements to users in India.  “Missed call” is a common practi...
Chinese money rates hit its two-month low
Jul 3, 2014  
The decline of cash demand after banks met their quarter-end financing requirements was signaled as China’s money-market rate declines by the most in the past two months. China’s lenders generally boost of deposits before reporting any financial positions to the China’s central bank during the end of each quarter. However, ...
Regional Chain In-N-Out Burger Steals a March over McDonalds
Jul 3, 2014  
Fast-food giants McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell may be taking great strides in the global market, but back home in the United States, they are losing to regional players such as In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grill, says a fast-food survey by Consumer Reports. The survey that was released on Wednesday, has ranked In-N...
Tepcosplans to restart its largest nuclear plant, in Kashiwazaki faces delay
Jul 3, 2014  
There has been a delay in operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (TEPCO) plans that turns around its finances. The world’s largest nuclear plant in Japan will not begin its operation this year as it was planned.  After earthquake damage, TEPCO has lost all its finances in trying to regain radiation pollution in its Fukushima Da...
Xiaomi Corp. Smartphone Shipment Quadruples in First Half
Jul 2, 2014  
Xiaomi Corp., a rising star in the Chinese smartphone market has stated that the shipment of smartphones almost quadrupled in the first half of this year. The smartphone company, which released its first smartphone in 2011, has crossed the total number of devices sold by the company last year.   Xiaomi shipped 26 million smartphones in ...
Direct trading between won and yuan to be discussed
Jul 2, 2014  
China and South Korea will soon have talk on discussing direct trading between yuan and won. The leaders from these countries will meet soon to discuss how to deepen the economic ties between these two countries. China’s President Xi Jinping and South Korea’s President Park Geun Hye will discuss about the issue of making direct e...
A New Study Suggests that Watching too much TV is Linked to Premature Death
Jul 2, 2014  
A recent study from Spain suggested that adults who tend to watch more than three hours daily watching TV could double their risk of an early death, compared to those who spend less time watching TV. The study also reported that spending the same number of hours sitting while using a computer or driving did not show these health consequences...
Australian frigatemeets missile defense upgrade
Jul 2, 2014  
The second of eight ANZAC-class frigates of the Royal Australian Navy has received enhanced missile defense capabilities. It is undergoing several sea trials and has completed an anti-missile defense upgrade program as well. This 18-month upgrade program to HMAS Arunta involved installation of a new combat management system from Saab of Swed...
Medication for type-2 diabetes might not be efficient
Jul 1, 2014  
According to a recent study published in the journal called JAMA Internal Medicine, type-2 diabetes medication disadvantages might exceed the advantages for some patients. Especially, these benefits might exceed the downsides for the elderly patients. A team at the University College London has asked doctors to evaluate these risks more clea...
Buoyed by Govt. Initiatives, Warner Bros Expands Studio Operations in the United Kingdom
Jul 1, 2014  
Warner Bros, a Time Warner Inc. company, is expanding operations in the United Kingdom to take advantage of favorable policies implemented by the government here. These policies have been specifically designed to promote the animation, film, and video-game industries.  Three new stages are being planned by the studio in the United Kingd...
Ghanaian fashion industry goes international
Jul 1, 2014  
Ghana’s fashion industry is getting support from the Ethical Fashion Initiative project of the International Trade Centre (ITC), and a Product Development Centre (PDC) has been inaugurated in Accra, reported Ghana News Agency. The Product Development Centre (PDC) is an important part of the on-going Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI...
Superior Linen and Apparel Services acknowledged with TRSA Corporate Certifications
Jun 30, 2014  
Superior Linen and Apparel Services, Cincinnati received certified Clean Green and Hygienically Clean by the Textile Rental Services Association, ALEXANDRIA, Va. It is now in the list of one of the 10 North American textile services companies to earn both certifications, reported TRSA.  The Clean Green certification recognizes companies...
China faces an epidemic of overwork
Jun 30, 2014  
China is facing an epidemic outbreak of overwork, according to the Chinese social media and the state-controlled press. In a year, around 600,000 Chinese die from working too hard as stated by the China Youth Daily. According to China Radio International in the month of April, there was a death toll of 1,600 every day. The rising death toll ...
NAO reports states UK awards worth £16.6bn renewable energy contracts without price competition
Jun 27, 2014  
The UK’s Government decided to award £16.6bn worth of early contracts to eight different renewable generation projects without having any price competition, reported the National Audit Office (NAO). It said the energy costs for consumers have experienced an increased rate and the contracts that were awarded under the Department of E...
Chipmaker AMS AG could Acquire Dialog Semiconductor Plc to Create a New USD 5 billion Entity
Jun 26, 2014  
In a deal that could potentially change the current shape of the chip manufacturing industry in Europe, AMS AG is discussing an acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor Plc. The deal, if successful, could create a massive European chipmaker worth a USD 5 billion market value. AMS currently manufactures chips that enable smartphone users to adjust...
Transformers release date back on time in China
Jun 26, 2014  
Paramount Pictures and a Chinese investment organization have reached an agreement regarding the release date of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. This Chinese company had previously threatened that they would delay the release of the film. China is the most-populated country in the world, and delay in releases would have made an i...
Manufacturing activity in China gaining pace
Jun 25, 2014  
Export and manufacturing sectors are the key drivers in the Chinese economy. In June, China’s manufacturing sector has picked up their pace, according to a survey conducted by HSBC. This is a sign that the Chinese economy is benefitting from the recent stimulus measures. The purchasing manager’s index (PMI) of the bank has climbe...
United States Relaxes 40-year Ban on Crude Oil Exports
Jun 25, 2014  
In a step that marked the loosening of a four-decade-old ban on crude oil export by the United States, the country permitted two companies to ship out condensates. The U.S. Department of Commerce gave the green signal to Enterprise Product Partners and Pioneer Natural Resources Co for the export of an ultra-light type of oil. The decision for t...
Astronauts find a solution to cleaning debris in space station
Jun 24, 2014  
Managing debris on a space station is a tedious and risky job. To control and clean the debris extreme caution is required; as microgravity can turn gasses, fluids, dust, and sharp objects into a floating hazard. However, a team of researchers have come up with a solution to this problem. To solve this tricky issue a special container k...
Sugar tax hopes to control obesity in children
Jun 24, 2014  
According to a campaign organization the U.K. government should introduce ‘sugar tax’ to control obesity in childhood. Action on sugar products has led to a seven-point plan which will discourage children from eating or drinking foods which have high levels of sugar added to them. The campaign aims to bring out measures whic...
Nestle Working to Develop Food and Beverage-Based Nutrient Supplements as Part of Iron Man Project
Jun 24, 2014  
Nestle has built a billion-dollar business serving up caffeine shots worldwide with its Nespresso coffee vending machines. Now, the scientists of Nestle are endeavoring to use a similar method to deliver mineral and vitamins to consumers. The company’s research arm – Nestle Institute of Health Sciences – is said to be devel...
Staring at computer screen all day may damage eyes
Jun 24, 2014  
Working for a job where you are required to stare at a monitor or computer screen for more than seven hours a day can induce symptoms similar to that of dry eye disease, says a study.  The layer of tears on our eyes meant for the protection and lubrication of eyes contains a protein secreted by specialized cells in the upper eyelid...
Queensland mining sectors report stated as dishonest
Jun 24, 2014  
The Queensland Resources Council’s economic analysis report will embarrass the North Korean government.Michael Roche, QRC chief executive said the report released on Tuesday by the Australia Institute would have to accept this part of the act. The report reviewed and included the state government business expenditure on mining sub...
Reduced Mining Spends in Asia Dent Caterpillar Incs Sales
Jun 23, 2014  
The world’s largest manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, Caterpillar Inc, has reported a steep decline in its Asian retail sales of machines. This drop comes following a reduced spending trend among miners in Asia. According to the company, dealer sales recorded in the APAC region saw a 30% slide over three months till May 2...
Imports of China fuel oil reached lowest level in 11 years
Jun 23, 2014  
In Asia, China is the second-largest importer of fuel oil. According to the figures from the General Administration of Customs in Beijing, China cut shipments previous month by almost sixty percent which was the lowest level in at least 11 years. The decline of residual fuel in overseas purchases was noted at 1.31 million metric tons la...
Rising Labor Cost in China Shifting Focus on Vietnam Footwear Industry
Jun 19, 2014  
Vietnam’s key market data agency, The General Statistics Office (GSO) has recorded a 21.9% growth in the country’s footwear industry exports. The agency reported that the total footwear exports by Vietnam were valued at USD 2.85 billion. This rise is partly on account of the growing consumption of footwear and the improved standard ...
Online Searches in India Influence Real Estate Purchase Decisions to the Tune of USD 43 billion
Jun 19, 2014  
Indian real estate buyers are increasingly seeking information on the internet before purchasing property. Internet behemoth Google estimates that property purchase decisions worth USD 43 billion are influenced by what consumers see and read on the internet. A study commissioned by Google found that Internet research has an influence on half of...
Alcohol impairs night vision
Jun 19, 2014  
A recent research has been able to clarify the exact way how alcoholics perceive night time disturbances such as halos (luminous circles) when they drive at night. Changes in night vision performance and image quality of retina was studied in 67 participants after alcohol consumption.  The researchers used halometer to visualize th...
Chinas holding of U.S. treasuries decline further
Jun 18, 2014  
According to a government report released in Washington, the holdings of China in the U.S. Treasuries has declined for its third straight month which is the longest stretch of declines since the year 2011.  China followed by Japan is the largest foreign holder of Treasures. The Treasury Department stated in a monthly report that Ch...
Coals Demand Grows From Last Year
Jun 18, 2014  
An annual review by BP Plc. stated that coal led the world energy markets previous year with a supply of the biggest share of coal demand since the year 1970. This made it the fastest growing fossil fuel. The consumption of the fossil fuel coal grew by 3 percent from the previous year, and the driving factor for this was the use of coal...
Oracle Considering Micros Purchase for USD 5 billion
Jun 18, 2014  
Computer tech giant Oracle is reported in talks to purchase hotel chain and retail software-maker Micros. The deal is pegged at USD 5 billion, according to a report in Bloomberg that cited people close to the deal. Despite the fact that both companies are engaged in exclusive talks, there are chances that the deal may still not be finalized. Mi...
Brand new line set about to boost sales for Blackheath Products
Jun 18, 2014  
The brand new imported line is all set to break out its appearance at the annual sales at Blackheath Products by £1.5million to £25m a year. Blackheath Products Ltd has assured an amount of £300,000 funding package from HSBC’s Birmingham Commercial Centre to back the import of the new product line which happens to be a ...
Chinas plastics industry on the brink of change
Jun 18, 2014  
China’s plastics industry is no longer facing a high growth period and this condition has brought it to a scenario of a slow down to a mid-speed phase. Many speakers at the 2014 China Plastics Industry Conference said at the event held on May 27 in Hangzhou that the urgency for the industry to change and upgrade has reached consen...
Surgery performed while the patient sings through the procedure
Jun 17, 2014  
Alama Kante, a professional singer had to undergo surgery to remove a tumor from her throat. To prevent any damage to her vocal chords she sung though her surgery. Damage to the vocal chords is always a major risk when it comes to throat surgeries. Alama Kante is a Guinean singer who is based now in France. She was administered ...
Washing raw chicken leads to increased risk of food poisoning
Jun 17, 2014  
Consumers are warned against washing raw chicken to prevent the risk of infection, a report says. An online survey was conducted of four-thousand five hundred adults in UK by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The survey showed that 44 percent of these adults washed their chicken before cooking. However, doing this increases the contamina...
Victoza, A Diabetes Drug, Could Also Aid Weight Loss
Jun 17, 2014  
Adults suffering from obesity or those that have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, may gain an unexpected benefit from the Danish drug Victoza which is current undergoing its third phase of clinical trials. The drug has also proven to be effective for weight management. The chemical in the drug -liraglutide - when administered in 3mg doses o...
City population that walks less have higher risks of getting fat or developing diabetes
Jun 17, 2014  
Researchers say that the place where a person lives has a huge role in affecting the person’s health. Also, steps such as designing all or parts of a city in a way that city dwellers are required to walk more can help the city’s population in naturally keeping health issues such as obesity and diabetes at bay.  In a rec...
China Gives Its Food Safety Law More Teeth; Offenders Could Now Face Lifetime Ban
Jun 16, 2014  
China is making a concerted effort to maintain and publish records of the conduct and operations of food companies in a bid to better its food safety track record. Authorities from the industry said on Sunday, 15 June, the country has begun drawing up a black list of illegal food producers that exist within the food and beverage industry in Chi...
Chinese TV Producers Looking to Tap Overseas Markets with Domestic Shows
Jun 16, 2014  
Television producers in China are eyeing a larger global audience following a touch policy change that has been effected in the country. The industry is likely to experience heavy financial pressure as - according to a new rule that will come into force in 2015 - the number of domestic channels on which Chinese producers can broadcast a TV prog...
More Cases of Dengue Fever Reported in Florida
Jun 16, 2014  
Around 24 people from Florida who recently traveled to the South America or the Caribbean have acquired the dengue virus. Dengue fever is a tropical, contagious disease which is caused by the dengue virus. The signs and symptoms of this condition include fever, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, and a skin rash which resembles measles. ...
German On-Shore Wind Energy Industry Employs A Large Working Class
Jun 16, 2014  
The Europe’s biggest economy in alliance with the onshore wind energy industry in Germany employs nearly 109,000 people, says Bloomberg reports in a study commissioned by the industry.  According to the study conducted by the DIW Econ consultants, the investments in this sector stood around $11 bn in 2012.  Herma...
Ponds Could Now Predict the Amount of Sea-Ice Melting in the Arctic
Jun 16, 2014  
A team of UK researchers claim that meaningful predictions can be made from the amount of water ponding in floes as the floes warm during springs.   Using the technique, the team has estimated that the maximum ice that could melt in this September would be about 5.4 million square km - about the same amount as after the end of the melt ...
At USD 40 billion Worth of Textile Exports in 2013, India is Second only to China
Jun 12, 2014  
India has overtaken Italy and Germany in 2013 to emerge as the second-largest textile exporter in the world. It now ranks only behind China on the global level. The Apparel Export Promotion Council’s new data shows that textile exports from India were worth USD 40 billion in 2013. However, there is a gaping gap between India and China wit...
U.S. Retail Sales Grow Slower than Expected in May 2014
Jun 12, 2014  
Retail sales in the United States showed a lower-than-expected rise in May 2014. First-time applications claiming unemployment benefits saw a rise in the first week of June 2013. However, these signs are not likely to change the general belief that the American economy is back on the growth track. The country’s Commerce Department...
Chicago reports Looming Energy Jobs, CRE issues
Jun 12, 2014  
Hugh F. Kelly, a clinical professor of real estate at New York University’s Schack Institute and 2014 chair of the CRE, said the annual Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate list reflects growing economic and political turmoil, along with changing demographics and the lifestyle choices of an emerging generation. The rising America’s ...
New Zealand sets its wine industry’s largest R&D progamme underway
Jun 12, 2014  
The most popular and apparently the largest research and development wine industry present in New Zealand has made discoveries and positioned this country as number one in the world for high-quality, lower calorie and lower alcohol wines.  “The Lifestyle Wines Programme” in New Zealand is raised to create a strong reput...
SmartBear - a U.S. Software company creates 100 jobs in Galway
Jun 12, 2014  
A U.S. software firm called SmartBear has decided to create 100 jobs over the next five years in Co. Galway. This news was just confirmed on early Thursday.  SmartBear is a software developing firm based in Massachusetts that provides tools for developers in the technical industry. It establishes its European headquarters in Galway...
Agriculture in Yorkshire leads the way
Jun 11, 2014  
Yorkshire has the best performing agricultural sectors in Wales and England. These regions are showing strong signs for economic recovery after the recession, suggests new research by insolvency experts.  According to the financial trade body R3, about 13 percent of the region’s agricultural businesses have posed more than no...
Extra expenses in HVAC system installation
Jun 11, 2014  
The commission meeting conducted on Tuesday commemorated several issues regarding the budget of the repair needed at the Roosevelt County Courthouse’s air conditioning system. It is estimated that the cost to repair is expected to total $2.9 million, nearly $1 million more than the commission anticipated paying. This was the initial quote...
Locus Energy gains good recognition in the Solar Industry Research report
Jun 11, 2014  
This is the second consecutive year, where the Locus Energy Company has been recognized as the largest and independent solar monitoring provider in the overall U.S. residential market.  Locus Energy was mentioned in a joint GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting research report based on “Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Ma...
Help, including Jobs for unemployed mine workers, family members
Jun 11, 2014  
WorkForce West Virginia and the United Mine Workers of America have co-operated a partnership for all unemployed coal miners, coal industry workers or family impacted by a layoff after March 1, 2012. This is for a new class at Chief Logan State Park June 18 from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is in association to provide retraining and reemploy...
One in Three Adults in the United Kingdom has Borderline Diabetes
Jun 10, 2014  
A latest study sounds the alarm over an unprecedented spike in diabetes risk as couch potato lifestyles and obesity levels become highly prevalent. The research that studied thousands of adults in the United Kingdom indicates that one in every three adults now stands on the verge of developing diabetes. According to the study, the rate of adult...
Alcohol and Beverage Imports to China Show Dip in First Quarter of 2014
Jun 10, 2014  
The import of alcohol in China saw a slide in the first four months of 2014 largely as a result of austerity measures being brought into force. A weaker economy also meant that corporate and government budgets allocated less spends on alcohol and beverages. In value terms, alcoholic beverages saw an 8% year-on-year slide, reaching USD 847 milli...
Dresden nuclear power plant contains elevated tritium levels
Jun 10, 2014  
The groundwater monitoring testing experiment conducted at the Dresden nuclear power plant in Illinois exhibited levels of tritium. A sample for the same was taken from the 2/3 contaminated water storage tank, a well on near site leak on the June 8. The plant owner Exelon mentioned that the leak contained to Exelon property.  The n...
Illinois Bans Microbeads in Concern for Environment
Jun 10, 2014  
Illinois is considered as the first state in the union to ban the use of microbeads. Mirobeads are the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like skin exfoliates and soap.  According to the worldwide environmentalists, when microbeads wash down the drain they're normally missed by filtration systems, only meaning they ...
Exposure to alcohol while still in womb may affect motor skill in children after birth
Jun 10, 2014  
A review of some past studies has revealed that children diagnosed with a medical condition called fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a variety of permanent birth defects caused in children due to mother’s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, are at increased risks of having weak motor skills.  The review concentrate...
Nanobubble technology could help cure cancer
Jun 9, 2014  
Researchers claim that a new method called ‘plasmonic nanobubble’ can help cure cancer. At Rice University, a study showed that quadrapeutics technology was 17 times more effective than traditional chemoradiation therapy against hard-to-get neck and head tumors. Quadrapeutics is a technology that brings together X-rays, laser ...
Sony sale of consoles higher than Nintendo for the first time in eight years
Jun 9, 2014  
The launch of PlayStation 4 has contributed to higher sale of consoles for Sony, which has overtaken the sales of Wii U. This has helped Sony overcome in console sale for the first time in eight years against its rival Nintendo. PlayStation 4 has also won against Microsoft’s Xbox One as Sony sold more than two million consoles compared...
Double-digit growth seen in the beef, pork exports: USMEF reports
Jun 9, 2014  
The willingness of the customers to pay higher prices for various meat & poultry products, especially beef and port stirred double digit growth in the meat exports sector in April, reported the United States Meat Export Federation.  The exports of US beef totaled 99,297 mt with a value of $537.4 million – a total of 15 an...
Will Tyson Finally Buy Hillshire Brands for USD 7.7 Billion?
Jun 9, 2014  
America’s largest meat company Tyson Foods Inc. has increased its offer for Hillshire Brands Co, taking it to about USD 7.7 billion. With this, Tyson has outbid Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, and now gains control of Hillshire that is best known for its brands Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages. Tyson will be offering about U...
Chinese Water Company Looks Overseas with USD 1.6 billion Investments
Jun 5, 2014  
One of the key players in China’s water utilities market – Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd (BEWG) – has said that it plans investments to the tune of USD 1.6 billion in foreign markets over the next five years. This decision was made known by a senior executive of the company earlier this week. The water plans operator tha...
25-Year-Old Partnership between Mexicos Pemex and Spains Repsol Ends
Jun 5, 2014  
Pemex’s Mexico’s state-owned oil major has announced the sale of a majority of its stake in Spanish oil company Repsol SA. The sale is valued to be worth USD 2.9 billion. Pemex plans to unload the balance of its stake in the coming months-bring a 25-year-old partnership to a close. This move will help the Mexican firm free up cash t...
Stomach Bacteria May Help Fight Obesity
Jun 5, 2014  
A new study has claimed that a species of gut bacteria commonly found in stomachs of human beings could have a role in preventing obesity too. Most people have the feeling that all bacteria are bad, but some can also benefit our health in a way is shown by this species, and of course, the claims of this study.   People who yearn fo...
Auto Electronics Industry Face a Strong Won
Jun 5, 2014  
According to the industry sources on Sunday in Seoul, the South Korea’s automobile and electronics industrial sectors are experiencing a strong wave of local currency in the country. This is forcing some of these sectors to downgrade second-quarter earnings estimates.  The Korean won has strengthened against the U.S. dollar i...
Insurance Industry is Unhappy with Steering Policy
Jun 5, 2014  
The Insurance Bureau of Canada is busy rejecting every allegation put on it as insurers are routing customers to the body shops for getting their vehicles repaired.  Many concerns are raised by the owner of Spectrum Spray – Kevin Robinson in Boiestown as his business is significantly sloping down this year because insurance c...
Lafarge Cement, Unicem, and Ashaka Cement sue suits against SON
Jun 4, 2014  
The three different manufacturing companies namely, Lafarge Cement WAPCO, Ashaka Cement and Unicem have established suitable suits against the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) over its recent decision, plan and pronouncement to employ a new Mandatory Industrial Standard Order for the field of cement manufacturing, distribution, and effec...
UNIDO, ICCI plans to collaborate with SMEs for clean technology
Jun 4, 2014  
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have intentionally collaborated clean technology innovations in small and standard enterprises (SMEs) and start-up businesses.  This initiative is a part of a three years Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) which...
Green semiconductors on a rise in the semiconductor industry
Jun 4, 2014  
With every passing day, the semiconductor industry is turning green and number of electronics parts is increasing due to the rising demand of Internet of Things (IoT). There is also a reduction in the power consumption of electronic devices that is supposedly the key to securing market competitiveness.  According to leading company sour...
Craft Beer Industry flourishes in Jackson
Jun 4, 2014  
The city beer board in Downtown Jackson has approved two new ways for businesses to sell their beer.  The Jackson Beer Board gave Rock'N Dough Pizza and Old Medina Market on Tuesday the green light to sell growlers. This was a 64 ounce jug of draft beer that's comfortable to transport. Cody Stooksberry, the front of house manager said t...
Growth of service sector in China at its fastest pace in 6 months
Jun 3, 2014  
According to an official survey, China’s service sector grew at its fastest pace in the past six months. This has led to a positive outlook at the China’s economy which could be settling after a few unsteady months. The service sector in China which includes aviation and construction accounts for almost 43% of the total economy. ...
Pixar is giving away Oscar-winning software for free
Jun 3, 2014  
RenderMan, the 3D software which was used in production of films like Toy Story, Wall-E, and Harry Potter is soon going to be available for free. RenderMan is 3D rendering software which is used to add a final appearance to 3D models and animations. Apart from 3D films, it is also used in simulators and video games. In the past rendering ...
E-Cigarettes have Huge Potential in Helping People Quit Smoking - Study Suggests
May 21, 2014  
Researchers have found evidences suggesting that the use of e-cigarettes work better than most nicotine-based products, therapies or professional help or will-power in helping smokers quit cigarette - with chances counting more than 60%. The findings are gathered from study conducted on almost 6,000 smokers over duration of five years. Sm...
Tell People the Facts Behind Ill Effects of Tobacco Use – it Still Helps in Wanting them to Quit Smoking
May 21, 2014  
Researchers have found out that letting people know about the ardent truths and detailed facts about the harms of tobacco on human health is still as effective in motivating them to quit smoking as ever – that people still find these facts novel and stirring.  The study states that the tobacco industry has always deceived the publ...
Vitamin C Could Reduce Adverse Health Effects on Babies Born To Smokers
May 20, 2014  
It is quite easily understood that smoking during pregnancy has many adverse affects on the health of newborns. But an inexpensive way to reduce such risks is to adhere to a good supply of Vitamin C all along the pregnancy, a new study shows.  Smoking during pregnancy especially has adverse effects on the development of lungs that ...
Insurance Industry accused for terrorism menace: Nigeria
May 20, 2014  
Recently, Okezie informed the journalists in Abuja that those in modern aged societies believe that the insurance industry is a huge deterrent to negligence by both general public, as well as public authorities. The insurance industry is a significant commercial platform that is well known for its powerful lobbies across the world. A well-est...
Response to Drugs and Medicines in Humans Linked with Genes
May 15, 2014  
Many people might wonder what causes a medicine to work effectively for some people while completely fail for some other. Scientists say that the effect differs according to one’s genes.  Discoveries about a huge range of conditions inflicted and affected by the genetic makeup of living beings and its effect on the physical t...
Popular Consumer Products Priced Highest in New Zealand - a New Report Indicates
May 15, 2014  
According to a new international report that sought to gauge the trends of prices of popular consumer goods in the world, New Zealand was found to be the priciest one. The report, generated by the Deutche Bank to map prices of popular consumer goods around the globe, has found out that the country pays the highest prices to buy stuffs l...
IMAXs Laser Digital Projection Technology will be installed in New Complex, Moscow
May 15, 2014  
IMAX Corporation and Formula Kino - one of the most famous Russia’s leading exhibition chains in the country announced its agreement on installing three IMAX® theatres across Russia. These theatres will be new in construction in Moscow and Novokuznetsk and will be fully operative under the terms of the agreement proposed by IMAX theat...
Pet Food Makers Squabble Over Advertising Claims
May 15, 2014  
Nestle SA-owned Purina last week, and sued its competing pet food maker Blue Buffalo. It claimed that the smaller company’s products are healthier and natural as compared to the big name brands. They constitute false advertising.  In addition, the documents that are filed in St.Louis federal court could help to back this case...
A Natural Molecule that Can Improve Insulin Responsiveness Discovered
May 13, 2014  
Researchers at the Quebec University, Professor Andre Marette and his team, have discovered a derivative molecule of omega-3 fatty acids that could be used to treat type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.   This molecule is seen to mimic some effects inflicted by physical exercise on blood sugar regulation.  The recent...
UNIQLO - apparel retailerstrengthens its presence in Sydney
May 13, 2014  
UNIQLO apparel industry has set its heart in Australia, Sydney and has officially announced to open its doors this Spring / Summerin Midcity, located at the iconic Pitt Street Mall. This mall is Sydney’s most popular fashion and shopping precinct. UNIQLO has also set its presence in Melbourne last month, and following to this strong res...
Indian IT Services Co. HCL Wins USD 400 Million Contract from DNB Bank
May 13, 2014  
HCL Technologies, a leading India-based IT services firm has won a seven-year contract from Norwegian lender DNB Bank ASA. As part of the contract, HCL will manage the IT applications operations as well as all IT infrastructure services globally. The contract is reportedly worth USD 400 million, according to a news report published in Business ...
Oracle Wins Copyright Lawsuit against Google for Use of Java in Android
May 12, 2014  
In a ruling that will prove favorable to software giant Oracle Corp. in its legal battle with Google Inc., a U.S. appeals court has decided that the former can copyright certain aspects of the programming language Java that is used by Google in designing its popular smartphone operating system, Android. The case, which has been the cyno...
New Implantable Device to Cure high Blood Pressure Discovered
May 9, 2014  
To people suffering from those extremely complex cases of high BP - which do not get treated even with the most effective medications in the market - a new implantable device, assumed to hit markets soon, may finally bring some relief. The new device, which has been developed by German scientists and is currently in its clinical trails&...
Shangri-La Hotels Widens European Footprint with New Hotel in London
May 8, 2014  
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts-a leading player in the Asian hospitality industry-has announced its third European property in London. This marks the expanding European footprint of the Asian hospitality major. While the group made a debut in the European market in 2010 with a hotel in Paris followed by another one in Istanbul, this is the group...
Autism is Closely Related to Environmental Factors - New Research
May 5, 2014  
As was always believed, environmental factors do play a significant role in understanding the reasons that cause autism, almost as significant as genes – a recent study clarifies.  Here, environmental factors refer to the “shared-environmental factors” between an autistic individual and its family members (such as...
Bosch Eyes High Growth Potential in New-Energy Automotive Sector in China
May 2, 2014  
The Bosch Group regards China has a country with high growth potential in the future. A member on the company’s management board said during an interview with Chinese news agency Xinhua that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to rise between 7% and 8% annually for several years. These remarks were made...
Westland Milk Products are willingly registered for Export in China
May 2, 2014  
New Zealand’s second biggest dairy cooperative named Westland Milk Products confirmed today that it is registered to export its entire dairy products to China, which also includes infant formula milk powder.  The company is working in alliance with the Ministry of Primary Industries and Chinese authorities and is further noti...
Environmentally-Friendly Sustainable Barnacle Repelling Paint Helps The Environment And Shipping Industry
May 2, 2014  
Barnacles and other oceanic creatures are observed to be quite a drag in the seasoned ship’s hull because it causes a ship to burn more fuel than necessary. Hence, to prevent the ship and other hangers from being inefficient and slowing down in growth, worldwide scientists have produced a sustainable paint ingredients made out of plants t...
Kings College Researchers Succeed in Developing First Ever Lab-Grown Epidermis
Apr 29, 2014  
A team of researchers at the Kings College London has reportedly succeeded in developing the first ever lab-grown epidermis. The epidermis is the thin cell layer that constitutes the outermost covering of our skin. It serves as a shield against infections.  The international team working on this project created the epidermis with t...
Studies Point to Efficacy of Sanofis Experimental Dengue Vaccine
Apr 29, 2014  
The experimental dengue vaccine by Sanofi (SAN) has reportedly been found to be efficient in curtailing the effects of the mosquito-borne disease. This has brought the company a step closer to launching what could be the first inoculation against dengue. Figures from health care agencies show that dengue threatens nearly 50% of the world’...
Gallup Poll Shows only 30% Americans Regard Current Time Favorable to Finding Quality Job
Apr 28, 2014  
According to a latest Gallup Poll, only about 30% Americans opine that the right time to land a quality job is now. On the other hand, the poll also shows that nearly 66% Americans feel that the current scenario is not the best of times to find a new quality job. This indicates that though there have been gradual improvements in th...
Nokia and Microsoft Complete Mobile Devices deal
Apr 25, 2014  
Nokia announced that the deal for its mobile handsets business with Microsoft was completed on Friday, April 25, 2014. The deal, originally announced in September 2013, includes an agreement to sell all of Nokia’s mobile devices and services and also an agreement to license patents to Microsoft, following which, Nokia agrees to produce mo...
Strike in China Factory Forces Adidas to Move Orders to Other Locations
Apr 25, 2014  
Adidas AG, a world leader in sports and fitness accessories, clothing, and shoes said that it would be shifting a part of its production operations out of the show factory run by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd in Dongguan, China. This factory has been witnessing disruption in production for the last one-and-a-half weeks as workers are on a st...
Microsoft to Complete Nokia Purchase by April 25
Apr 23, 2014  
The Microsoft-Nokia deal that made headlines when it was announced is finally on its way to being completed. This proves that even the most complex deals do culminate with time. This week, Microsoft announced that it would complete the purchase of a major part of Nokia’s hardware assets by Friday. The much discussed deal-though on the bri...
Top End Stereo Systems Maker Harman Targets Chinese Auto Market
Apr 22, 2014  
Harman, the U.S.-based audio company that is best known as the provider of automobile stereos for top-end car models such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Ferrari, has said that it has signed agreements with two leading Chinese automakers—Chang’An and Geely. The company, that is associated with premium infotainment systems for lead...
Scientists Identify Cure for Dengue
Apr 18, 2014  
In a breakthrough discovery that can change the way dengue is treated, scientists have identified a drug target for the deadly dengue viruses. This discovery may help pave the way for discovery of vaccines that can cure this condition that affects nearly 390 million people throughout the world each year.  Scientists have used a new tech...
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, ...
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...
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...
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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