2012/02/10 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for February 10, 2012 includes: Mazda Motor Corporation (TYO:7261) has developed resin material for vehicle parts that maintains the same rigidity as parts made with conventional materials while achieving significant weight reduction; Sinochem International Corporation (SHA:600500) has signed an agreement with french energy giant Total (EPA:FP) to buy TEPMA BV, a fully owned affiliate of Total in Colombia, for about US$1 billion; Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TYO:4502) announced today the establishment of the Takeda Shanghai Development Center within the Shanghai-based Takeda (China) Holdings Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TYO:7211) will present the global debut of the all-new Outlander at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 6 through March 18; Lion Corporation (TYO:4912) says that the Company has improved Ban Deodorant Roll On, which features a long-lasting deodorant effect, and has upgraded Ban Refresh Shower Sheets, a new product that can effectively wipe away sticky perspiration and odor.
2012/02/09 12:34 - Asian Activities Report for February 9, 2012 includes: Pacific Basin Shipping Limited (HKG:2343) has formed business alliance with US-based Crowley Maritime Corporation; Renesas Electronics Corporation (TYO:6723) has opened a wholly owned subsidiary in Sao Paolo, Brazil; Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TYO:7238) has announced the establishment of a new manufacturing facility in Mexico; Nikon Corporation (TYO:7731) announces the release of the Nikon D800 FX-format digital SLR camera, which offers a noteworthy effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels.
2012/02/08 13:00 - Asian Activities Report for February 8, 2012 includes: Great Wall Computer Company Limited (SHE:000066) has agreed to form a strategic sales and manufacturing partnership with Satcon Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:SATC); Anhui SaunaKing Co., Ltd. (SHE:300247) has proposed to acquire and invest in Saunalux; Suzuki Motor Corporation (TYO:7269) will establish a 50:50 joint venture company with Intelligent Energy Holdings PLC ("IEH") of UK, in February 2012, for developing and manufacturing fuel cell system.
2011/12/13 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for December 13, 2011 includes: Minmetals Resources Limited (HKG:1208) announced its Mineral Resources and Ore Reserve Statement as at 30 June 2011 with a 103.9% increase in zinc Ore Reserves; Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (TYO:7201) will collaborate and create a next-generation dealer management system based on Microsoft Dynamics; Samsung Electronics (PINK:SSNLF) (SEO:005930) has announced the launch of the next evolution of GALAXY Tab - the GALAXY Tab 10.1 in Australia.
2011/12/09 13:00 - Asian Activities Report for December 9, 2011 includes: Shanghai Electric Group (SHA:601727) (HKG:2727) has signed agreements with Siemens (NYSE:SI) to jointly invest over 165 million euros in two joint venture companies in China for the development, manufacturing and sales of wind power equipments; Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited (HKG:0392) says that its subsidiary Green Industry (Qinghai) has signed a contracting agreement for a 20 megawatt photovoltaic grid-tied power generation project in Qinghai Province in China; Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (TYO:8306) will form a strategic business and capital alliance with AMP Limited (ASX:AMP); Honda Motor (TYO:7267) says that two of its auto plants in Ohio have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Energy Star award.
2011/12/07 11:27 - Asian Activities Report for December 7, 2011 includes: Great Wall Motors (HKG:2333) has received EU Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its Voleex C30 and Voleex C20R; Chevalier International Holdings Limited (HKG:0025) has entered into a letter of intent in relation to possible acquisitions of certain hot spring hotels in Japan; Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd (TYO:4568) advises that its subsidiary Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (BOM:500359), India's largest pharmaceutical company, has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market Atorvastatin, a cholesterol-reducing medicine, in the US market.
2011/12/05 12:30 - Asian Activities Report for December 5, 2011 includes: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. is preparing to launch what may become Hong Kong's biggest initial public offering in 2011; Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (TYO:7201) announces that its 100% electric Nissan LEAF has won the Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 award at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show; Exoma Energy Limited (ASX:EXE) confirms that its recent Katherine-1 well in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland has the potential to be a significant onshore oil resource; Phoenix Gold Limited (ASX:PXG) announces the results of its latest drill programme completed at the Castle Hill Project in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
2011/11/30 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for November 30, 2011 includes: CapitaMalls Asia Limited (HKG:6813) is donating more than HK$3.1 million to nearly 19,000 underprivileged children in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan and India this year; Mazda Motor Corporation (TYO:7261) has launched the special edition Mazda Premacy '20S Prestige Style' in Japan; Neon Energy Limited (ASX:NEN) has completed the drilling phase of the Paloma Deep well onshore California; Aquila Resources Limited (ASX:AQA) has completed a Definitive Feasibility Study for the Gravenhage Manganese Project in South Africa.
2011/11/28 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for November 28, 2011 includes: Toyota Motor Corporation (TYO:7203) has unveiled its newest model of sports car "86"; United Company Rusal Plc ("UC RUSAL") (HKG:0486), the world's largest aluminium producer, has signed an agreement to purchase a 33% stake in Shenzhen North Investments Corporation Limited; Bathurst Resources Limited (ASX:BTU) announces its first export shipment of coal from the Buller Project; Australian resources company GBM Resources Limited (ASX:GBZ) has discovered broad zone of Rare Earth Element and Yttrium mineralisation at the Milo Project.
2011/11/10 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for November 10, 2011 includes: Kula Gold Limited (ASX:KGD) says today that drilling confirms further high grade gold mineralisation immediately east of the 685,000 ounce Kulumadau Resource at its Woodlark Island Gold Project in Papua New Guinea; Kidman Resources Limited (ASX:KDR) has received initial assay results from the first 6 holes of the recently completed 19 hole drilling program at the Blind Calf and Wilmatha projects in central New South Wales; African Energy Resources Limited (ASX:AFR) has commenced excavation of a 10,000 tonne bulk sample of coal at the Sese Coal project in northeast Botswana; Automotive Technology Group Limited (ASX:ATJ) says today that its low emission, high fuel efficiency Sprintex(R) supercharger products have won two Global Media Awards last week at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Las Vegas Show.
2011/08/25 12:03 - Asian Activities Report for August 25, 2011 includes: Roc Oil Company Limited (ASX:ROC) today releases its Half Year Financial Report for the period ended 30 June 2011; IMX Resources Limited (ASX:IXR) has received the analytical results for the Snaefell iron ore prospect in South Australia; Radar Iron Limited (ASX:RAD) has received further highly encouraging drill results from the Die Hardy Range iron ore project in Western Australia; Automotive Technology Group Limited (ASX:ATJ) announced an exclusive aftermarket distribution agreement with Bullet Performance Products Pty Ltd; Tata Chemicals Limited (BOM:500770) is to acquire shares in EPM Mining Ventures Inc. (CVE:EPK).
2011/07/14 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for July 14, 2011 includes: Aura Energy Limited (ASX:AEE) says today that its initial JORC Inferred uranium resource at the Reguibat Project in Mauritania is estimated at 50.2 million pounds at 330ppm U3O8; Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (ASX:CVN) provides operational updates for its oil exploration programs onshore Thailand; Universal Coal plc (ASX:UNV) has upgraded its JORC-compliant coal resources at the Berenice-Cygnus Coking Coal Project to 1.2 billion tonnes; Automotive Technology Group (ASX:ATJ) has appointed Kenmar Corporation as its exclusive sales representative for the original equipment manufacturer market in North and South America.
2011/02/07 13:30 - Australian Market Report of February 7, 2011 includes: Automotive Technology Group Limited (ASX:ATJ) announced that the company's Sprintex (R) Supercharger is the world's most efficient automotive supercharger system; Coal study highlights export grade thermal coal potential from Aviva Corporation Limited (ASX:AVA) Mmamantswe project in Botswana; EnviroGold Limited (ASX:EVG) has significantly strengthened its management in Latin America; Phosphagenics Limited (ASX:POH) announced collaboration to develop psoriasis drug in USA.
2011/01/25 14:17 - Toray Industries (TYO:3402) (PINK:TRYIY), the world's largest manufacturer of carbon fibers signed an agreement with German carmaker Daimler (ETR:DAI) (PINK:DDAIY) yesterday for the establishment of a joint venture in Germany to produce and sell carbon fiber reinforced plastics car parts.
2010/12/29 17:30 - Organized by Duxes Business Consulting Inc. and endorsed by powerful organizations around the world, 3rd China Off-Highway Vehicle Summit 2011 will take place on 17-18 January, 2011 in Beijing, China.
2010/09/07 13:30 - Australian Market Report of September 07, 2010 includes; South American Iron and Steel (ASX:SAY) has now commenced Stage 1 Drilling at Quince, with two drilling rigs. Automotive Technology Group (ASX:ATJ), has focused efforts to develop relationships leading to sales in China, RUM Jungle Uranium Limited (ASX:RUM) announced significant copper and gold mineralisation at Tommy's Gap Prospect and Axiom Mining Limited (ASX:AVQ) has intercepted higher average gold grades and widths.
2010/07/31 17:30 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Australia has become a sponsor of "Team Trev" as it prepares to race a unique electric vehicle around the world. "Trev" (Two-seater Renewable Energy Vehicle) is Australia's competitor in Zero Race (www.zero-race.com) the first zero emission race around the world for electric vehicles powered by renewable energy.
2010/07/20 10:30 - Team Trev is a group of volunteers who will drive a small green electric car, Trev, around the world in the 2010 Zero Race. New Zealand based utility TrustPower Limited (NZE:TPW) (PINK:TRPWF) has kindly donated green power to Team Trev, in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates and a small cash donation. The energy will be sourced from TrustPower's 98.7MW Snowtown Wind Farm in South Australia.
2010/07/12 14:00 - Team Trev logistics team have completed their first major challenge, successfully importing our new batteries from Korea to the Team Trev workshop in Adelaide.
2010/04/08 13:30 - Overnight US stocks broadly declined after new figures from the Federal Reserve showed that consumer credit dropped unexpectedly in February. The sharp plunge in consumer credit was an indication that households are still in a cautious frame of mind despite U.S. economic recovery. Asian markets opened lower this morning following the drops in Wall Street. But Wednesday most Asian stocks gained, helped by stronger oil prices and upbeat corporate earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng surged 1.8 per cent, while China's Shanghai Composite fell 0.3 per cent as real estate shares were hurt by fears of further measures to cool the property market. Japan's Nikkei 225 posted a 0.1 per cent rise and South Korea's Kospi Composite finished nearly unchanged.
2010/04/07 13:30 - Asian markets opened flat this morning while Wall Street overnight closed with little change after the US central bank's minutes eased concerns over rate hike. Yesterday Australian stock market touched an 18-month high despite the Reserve Bank of Australia raised official rate by 25 basis points. Japan's Nikkei 225 Tuesday dropped 0.5 per cent on profit-taking selling. China's Shanghai Composite was nearly unchanged while Hong Kong market was closed for public holiday.
2010/04/06 13:30 - US stocks on Monday rose to a fresh 18-month high on improved economic data. The market was encouraged as the Labor Department Friday released nonfarm payrolls report which showed a biggest job increase in three years. In addition, better-than-expected figures in service and real estate sectors also helped to support the US shares. Asian markets mostly opened higher on Tuesday. Resources shares today could be stronger after oil and metals prices rose. Asian stocks closed higher on Monday with Japan's Nikkei 225 ended at a new 18-month high for the third straight session. Regional volume was light, as markets in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were shut for holidays. Most of these markets resume trading today, but Hong Kong bourse remains closing for Ching Ming Festival.
2010/03/31 13:30 - Wall Street Tuesday posted modest gains following the report on the upbeat consumer confidence and home prices data. Technology stocks were also supported by news that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was developing a new iPhone. Yesterday Asian markets closed mostly higher. This week investors are also looking to the US nonfarm payroll data and expecting an improving labour market. Japanese stocks broadly gained led by steel makers. Nikkei rose 1 per cent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was up 0.7 per cent while China's Shanghai Composite added 0.2 per cent. South Korea's Kospi increased 0.5 per cent.
2010/03/29 13:30 - Friday Wall Street ended flat, giving up its early gains after the news about the sinking of a South Korean naval ship raised fears of tension between North and South Korea. Today Asian markets could be helped by the euro-zone bailout for Greece and the news that South Korea has ruled out North Korea involvement in the navy vessel sinking. Friday Asian markets rallied with Japan's Nikkei hit its 18 months closing high. The Nikkei climbed 1.6 per cent due to relief over sovereign-debt problems in Greece. Both Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and China's Shanghai Composite added 1.3 per cent.
2010/03/25 13:30 - US shares overnight declined, led by telecommunications sector. Sprint Nextel officially unveiled a new mobile phone able to tap into super-high speeds. Sprint Nextel rallied but all other telecom fell on competitive worries. Portugal's credit rating downgrade also weighed on the US market. Most Asian markets posted modest gains Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei index was up 0.4. China's Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong's Heng Seng Index advanced 0.1 per cent each, helped by strong corporate earnings reports. South Korea's Kospi slightly declined by 0.05 per cent.
2010/03/19 13:30 - Wall Street overnight gained for an eighth consecutive session with a low trading volume. Thursday US weekly jobless claims data and core consumer prices in February provided mild support for the market. Most Asian markets declined yesterday. Japanese exporters were hurt by the weakness in euro against yen. Nikkei 225 lost nearly 1.0 per cent, and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.5 per cent. Hong Kong and mainland China markets gave up their early gains to close lower on Thursday on renewed fears that China might take further measure to control the pace of bank lending. Shanghai composite closed down 0.14 percent, while Hang Seng Index fell 0.25 percent.
2010/03/17 16:33 - Leading Australian clean automotive technology company Automotive Technology Group (ATG) (ASX:ATJ) is pleased to announce that it has signed a A$8 million distribution agreement with leading Chinese automotive distribution group, Huachuang Zhenxin Automobile Technology Development Co Limited (Huachuang) for the exclusive distribution of ATG's Sprintex(R) Supercharger products in China.
2010/03/15 13:30 - Asian shares received mixed lead from Wall Street. Friday the US market closed flat after better-than-expected US retail sales and slightly lower consumer sentiment data. Meanwhile, financial shares erased some of their gains after rallies last week. Asian markets also closed mixed Friday. Japan's Nikkei was 0.8 per cent higher, led by Japanese exporters. But Shanghai and Hong Kong markets dropped as banks and mainland based real estate shares were hit by concerns over policy tightening amid rising inflation. Shanghai Composite fell to nearly a three week low.
2010/03/10 14:30 - Asian shares could see a flat start on Wednesday while Wall Street closed slightly higher overnight. Steelmakers and resource stocks are expected to suffer declines around the region follow commodities prices dropped. Most Asian markets posted small gains yesterday. Shanghai and Hong Kong bourses rose after an upbeat forecast from China Life Insurance Co., mainland's largest insurance company. China's Shanghai Composite added 0.5 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index advanced 0.1 per cent. South Korea's Kospi and Taiwan's Taiex inched up 0.1 per cent each. But Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 0.17 per cent on profit-taking selling.
2010/03/04 13:30 - Asian stocks saw modest gains Wednesday on hope of a bailout package for Greece. Australian market was boosted yesterday as official data showed that Australia's economy grew 0.9 per cent in fourth quarter, its fastest quarter-to-quarter pace in almost two years. Japan's Nikkei index ended up 0.3 per cent. South Korea's Kospi Composite rose 0.5 per cent. Shanghai Composite climbed 0.8 per cent higher. But Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed 0.1 per cent lower. Today Asian markets are likely to open flat, after Wall Street declined slightly on Wednesday.
2010/02/26 13:30 - Most Asian markets ended lower yesterday on fears of a possible downgrade of Greek debt. Japan's Nikkei lost 1.0 per cent while a rising yen weighed on exporters. Taiwan market fell 1.4 per cent and South Korean's Kospi declined 1.6 per cent. But China's Shanghai Composite rose 1.3 per cent, as investors were expecting an annual parliament session in March may reaffirm China's relatively loose monetary policy.
2010/02/23 13:30 - Most Asian markets rallied with resources shares significantly higher on Monday. Japan's Nikkei jumped 2.7 per cent while exporters were encouraged by stronger US dollar against yen. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 2.4 per cent. The Shanghai bourse reopened for the first day after the Lunar New Year holiday, Shanghai Composite dropped 0.5 per cent as the market was still impacted by the People's Bank of China's credit-tightening measures unveiled before the long holiday.
2010/02/16 13:30 - Asian shares declined in thin trade on Monday. Tokyo stocks fell on the pre-weekend fall on Wall Street and monetary tightening in China, despite a slightly better than expected gross domestic product figure in fourth quarter was released yesterday. Australian stocks Monday was also lower, weighed down by some disappointing earnings reports. There is no lead from Wall Street and major Asian markets including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore are still in holiday break on Tuesday.
2010/02/15 12:25 - Team Trev is set to go global, announcing their partnership with international press carrier ABN Newswire last week.
2010/02/01 13:30 - Last week Asian markets mostly experienced a significantly losing week and will continue to be weighed by the negative lead from US and European markets on Monday. Asian stocks Friday stumbled on disappointing company forecasts and Toyota's recall of millions of cars. For the month, China's Shanghai Composite lost 8.8%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 8%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 6.2% and South Korea's Kospi slid 4.8% to 1602.43.
2010/01/29 13:30 - Most Asian stock markets rebounded Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve's pledge to keep interest rates near zero for "an extended period". But analysts expect this would be a temporary rebound. Yesterday, Japan's Nikkei rose 1.6 per cent, boosted by the upbeat earnings reports. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index added 1.6%, South Korea's Kospi climbed 1.0 per cent and Taiwan's Taiex climbed 1.8 per cent.
2010/01/27 13:30 - U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday, giving up early gains boosted by consumer confidence data and strong earnings from Apple. Investors remained cautious as there were continued concerns over bank regulation plans.
2010/01/25 13:30 - US shares tumbled sharply for a third straight day on Friday as continued worries about the White House's plan to limit bank risk-taking. Google's disappointing earnings also hit the tech stocks. For the week, the Dow dropped 4.1 per cent, the S&P 500 lost 3.9 per cent and the Nasdaq tumbled 3.6 per cent.
2010/01/22 13:30 - Wall Street delivered a bad lead to Asian market today. US stocks plunged overnight as financials tumbled after President Barack Obama proposed stricter limits on financial institutions' risk-taking. Obama's plan will prevent financial institutions that own banks from investing in, owning or sponsoring a hedge fund or private equity fund.
2010/01/05 13:30 - Asian shares could be lifted after US and European markets rallied overnight on optimistic outlook of 2010. Yesterday Asian markets mostly kicked off the new year with gains. Japan's Nikkei surged 1 per cent on yen's weakness and a financial lifeline to Japan Airlines. The global markets also cheered for the strong manufacturing data from China and India. However, China's Shanghai Composite fell 1 per cent on Monday over fears on inflation.