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.
2012/01/16 13:05 - Asian Activities Report for January 16, 2012 includes: China Southern Airlines (HKG:1055) (SHA:600029) has become a major international sponsor and the official airline for Sydney Festival 2012; Hisense Group (SHA:600060) was honored with the "Value Innovation Award" for its I'TV2 product at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 10th; Chiyoda Corporation(TYO:6366) says that its joint venture company with JGC Corporation (TYO:1963) and Kellogg Brown & Root, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") contract for the Ichthys LNG plant facilities in Australia; Bridgestone Corporation (TYO:5108) has developed a revolutionary new printing technology for tires that is different from any tire printing or coloring process on the market today; Elecom Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:6750) has unveiled its latest USB products, which features a function for encrypting stored data through a strong encryption algorithm called AES 256 bit.
2011/12/20 12:19 - Asian Activities Report for December 20, 2011 includes: Sharp Corporation (TYO:6753) is planning to sell 90-inch LCD TVs - its largest LCD TV product in the US market in 2012; Sinopec Kantons Holdings Limited (HKG:0934) and China Shipping Development (HKG:1138) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company in Hong Kong to build around five liquefied natural gas vessels; Mikuni Corporation (TYO:7247) says that its car parts manufacturing plant in Thailand has recovered part of its production ability, with operation recommenced on December 12th.
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.
2011/11/28 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.
2011/11/22 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for November 22, 2011 includes: Dry-bulk shipping company Courage Marine Group Limited (HKG:1145) has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Zengzhou Ship Building Co., Ltd for the purchase of a newly-built Supermax-sized vessel for US$26.6 million; Blackwood Corporation (ASX:BWD) announces a JORC exploration target of 2.1-3.2 billion tonnes of thermal coal at South Pentland Project in Queensland; Invictus Gold Limited (ASX:IVG) announces the first results of the maiden drill programme at the Scartwater Prospect at its 100%-owned Drummond Basin Project in Central Queensland; Yellow Hat Limited (TYO:9882) and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (TYO:5019) are currently discussing the formation of an alliance in wholesale, retail sales, and development of automotive accessory.
2011/03/28 12:00 - Asian Activities Report for March 28, 2011 includes: Avonlea Minerals Limited (ASX:AVZ) said today that test results have confirmed high grade potential at Thresher, Hammerhead and Bronzy magnetite iron ore prospects in Namibia; Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX:QHL) is participating in a European research project to investigate the use of nanotechnology to improve material properties; Alexium International Group Limited (ASX:AJX) has signed an agreement with International Textile Group (PINK:ITXN) to collaborate on product development; QRxPharma Limited (ASX:QRX) is on track to file FDA drug application for MoxDuo(R) IR in mid-2011.
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.
2010/07/31 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.
2010/05/21 13:30 - The Australian share market sank massively at opening on Friday, after Wall Street and European markets overnight slumped again due to Europe debt jitters. The Dow Jones industrial average experienced its deepest one-day plunge in more than a year, as investors feared that the European debt crisis might spread around the world.
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.
2010/03/31 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.
2010/03/18 13:30 - Asian stocks are expected to extend gains on Thursday as US and Britain markets climbed to multi-month highs overnight. Wall Street was pushed to a fresh 17-month high as investors cheered for the drop in February Producer Price Index, or wholesale inflation. Yesterday most major Asian markets were stronger after the U.S. Federal Reserve pledge to keep interest rates low for an extended period. The Bank of Japan also left its rate unchanged at 0.1 per cent. The Nikkei Index gained 1.2 per cent and South Korea's Kospi was up 2.1 per cent. Shanghai Composite lifted 1.9 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 1.7 per cent.
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.
2010/02/15 12:25 - Team Trev is set to go global, announcing their partnership with international press carrier ABN Newswire last week.
2009/12/21 13:30 - Wall Street rose on Friday led by technology shares after Oracle and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings reports. For the week, the Dow fell 1.3 per cent, the S&P trimmed 0.3 per cent and the Nasdaq rose 1 per cent.
2009/08/19 13:00 - US stocks ended the day higher overnight after a sharp slump in the previous trading session. The rebound was helped by better-than-expected earnings from retailers such as Dow component Home Depot.
2009/08/06 13:00 - US Stocks declined on Wednesday on a weak sales outlook from P & G and concerns over the service and labour sectors. Economic data showed an unexpected fall in activity in the service sector and larger-than-expected losses of private sector jobs.
2009/07/23 13:00 - Wall Street finished mixed overnight. Dow and S&P 500 indices ended their rising streak while Nasdaq posted its 11th straight rise led by Apple and Yahoo. Investors started to lock in their profits from a series of rallies driven by earnings reports.
2009/06/18 13:00 - Yesterday, the Australian market slumped for the third consecutive session as investors locked in gains from recent rallies. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 58.4 points, or 1.47 per cent lower, at 3,904.1 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 53.7 points, or 1.36 per cent, at 3,904.2 points.
2009/06/16 13:00 - The Australian shares closed lower as weaker commodities prices weighed on the resources sector. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 30.5 points, or 0.75 per cent, at 4031.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index shed 31.1 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 4030.4 points.
2009/06/02 13:00 - The Australian shares were broadly higher. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 76.4 points, or 2 per cent, at 3894.4, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 74.6 points, or 1.96 per cent, to 3887.9 points. Besides the strong lead from Wall Street, the rising commodities prices may also push up the market today.
2009/03/27 15:00 - Asian markets Friday opened broadly higher as Wall Street rallied for a second consecutive day after some good corporate earnings. Yesterday the major indices posted strong gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 3.6% while Shanghai Composite jumped 3.1%. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average rose 1.8% and South Korea's Kospi added 1.2%.
2009/03/11 16:31 - On Wednesday Tokyo and Hong Kong markets bounced 4 per cent respectively in the morning following Wall Street's hefty overnight rally. Taiwan stocks rose 2.04 percent to a two-month high led by financial stocks after Citigroup said it turned profitable in the first two months in 2009.
2009/03/02 15:00 - On Friday Asian markets closed mixed in a volatile trading session. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average climbed 1.5%, while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.8%. China's Shanghai Composite was down 1.8% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.7%. Tokyo stocks slid more than 3 percent on Monday after the news that U.S. government will take a large stake in Citigroup. South Korean stocks also made a weak start today, weighed down by the deepening financial jitters and the weakening local currency.
2009/02/26 15:00 - Asian markets ended higher on Wednesday. Tokyo stocks jumped 2.7% as yen's weakness boosted the Japanese exporters. South Korea and China markets delivered a modest rise of 0.3% each. Hong Kong's Hang Seng surged 1.6%.
2009/02/20 15:00 - Asian markets mostly ended higher Thursday. Japan's Nikkei 225 ended up 0.3%, as exporters cheered for a recent weakness in the yen. Shanghai Composite rose 0.8% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was also slightly higher in a choppy trade session. But South Korea stocks ended down the fourth day this week. The sustainability of the rising streak could be a question amid the negative outlook in global markets. Today Seoul shares opened 3 per cent lower, dragged by the financial sector.
2009/02/19 13:00 - Yesterday the Australian stocks closed lower on all sectors. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 lost 51.1 points, or 1.48 per cent, at 3,413.2, while the broader All Ordinaries dropped 45.3 points, or 1.33 per cent, to 3,366.9. The local market has fell 4.1% so far this week, and the shares may see a further drop after base metal and oil prices lower.
2009/02/16 13:00 - Last Friday Australian shares ended higher, capping a winning week after reports that the US government was working on a program to help troubled US home owners. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 44.8 points, or 1.27 per cent, at 3,559.1, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 38.2 points, or 1.1 per cent to 3,496.7. The Obama administration's seeking to lower expectations of a quick fix to the financial crisis and the coming earnings reports may send the market to a negative territory.
2009/02/13 13:00 - Yesterday the Aussie market ended higher amid expectations debt-laden Rio Tinto would announce the A$30 billion deal with Chinese steelmaker Chinalco. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 was up 39.9 points, or 1.15 per cent, at 3,514.3, while the broader All Ordinaries rose 40.4 points, or 1.18 per cent, to 3,458.5. Today investors will also be looking to the proceeding of government's A42$ billion economic stimulus package as Parliament will debate a new version after the Senate rejected the government's first proposed plan.
2009/01/27 15:00 - Asian markets were broadly weaker yesterday, with the battered Japanese Nikkei losing almost 1 per cent to close at 7682.1 points. A number of major markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore are closed for Lunar New Year holiday.
2008/01/18 12:54 - Orbital Corporation Limited (ASX: OEC)(OTCBB: OBTLY) today provides guidance on the financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2007 in conjunction with a business and product update.
2007/03/08 16:49 - Honda Auto Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (CHAM), Honda's wholly owned automobile powertrain components production subsidiary in China, today began operations at its newly built plant in Nanhai Industrial Park District, Foshan City.