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.
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.
2011/11/07 11:30 - Asian Activities Report for November 7, 2011 includes: Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) has acquired a shipyard in the Philippines for A$7 million; Palace Resources Limited (ASX:PXR) is to raise A$1.33 million to fund Lumpo coal project in Western Sumatra in Indonesia; Golden Gate Petroleum Ltd (ASX:GGP) announces a second oil and gas discovery at the SRH-A # 8A well in the Permian Basin Project in Reagan County, Texas; Chalice Gold Mines (ASX:CHN) reports further high-grade gold intercepts from the Koka South and Debre Konate prospects.
2010/12/20 13:30 - Australian Market Report of December 20, 2010 includes: IMX Resources Limited (ASX:IXR) has sailed its first shipment of iron-copper ore to China; Phylogica Limited (ASX:PYC) signed collaboration and licensing deal with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE); Copper Strike Limited (ASX:CSE) received strong copper/silver/cobalt results at Walford Creek in Northwest Queensland; South American Ferro Metals Limited (ASX:SFZ) iron ore production in Brazil exceeds 400,000 tonnes.
2010/10/29 13:30 - Australian Market Report of October 29, 2010 includes: Red Hill Iron Limited (ASX:RHI) resource estimates at Red Hill Iron Ore Joint Venture increase to 472 Million Tonnes; Alchemy Resources Limited (ASX:ALY) has started a 15,000m gold and copper drilling program in Western Australia; Coventry Resources Limited (ASX:CVY) intersected shallow high-grade mineralisation at Cameron Gold Project; Mineral Resources Limited (ASX:MIN) dispatched its first shipment of iron ore through Utah Point to China.
2010/10/26 13:30 - Australian Market Report of October 26, 2010 includes: Territory Uranium Company Limited (ASX:TUC) announced exciting Rare Earth discovery in the Northern Territory; Kangaroo Resources Limited (ASX:KRL) has re-commenced barging operations at its Mamahak Coking Coal Project in Indonesia; Elementos Limited (ASX:ELT) has discovered high-grade, polymetallic mineralisation in Argentina; BC Iron Limited (ASX:BCI) received final mining approvals for the Nullagine Iron Ore Joint Venture Project in Western Australia.
2010/09/14 13:30 - Australian Market Report of September 14, 2010 includes; Sundance Resources (ASX:SDL) and China Harbour Engineering Company have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX:NHC) has agreed to acquire an initial 25% equity interest in a 25 year, exclusive worldwide, licensed technology. Nucoal Resources (ASX:NCR) (PINK:NCKLF) today announced a project update on the Doyles Creek Project and Cape Lambert Resources Limited (ASX:CFE) is pleased to announce assay results from eight (8) of the first nine (9) diamond drill holes from the Mayoko Iron Ore Project.
2010/06/22 12:30 - ASF Group Limited (ASX:AFA) said today that its wholly owned entity ASF Energy has entered into an agreement with Shanghai Time Shipping Co Ltd for the supply of coal for shipment to China. Shanghai Time is an associate company of China Huaneng Group Ltd, one of China's largest power conglomerates.
2010/06/11 13:30 - The encouraging Asia and US economic news overnight gave a strong lift to Wall Street. The Australian shares delivered a firm opening on Friday and the market is expecting more upbeat data from China today.
2010/04/15 16:39 - Samsung Heavy Industries Co. (SEO:010140), the world's second-largest shipbuilder, has received a KRW1.32 trillion order to build a floating natural-gas facility for Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA), said South Korea's Yonhap news agency. Samsung Heavy and Technip SA, a French oil and gas producer, will design, construct and install multiple floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.
2010/03/01 13:30 - Asian markets mostly gained on Friday. Japan's Nikkei was 0.2 per cent higher on upbeat industrial output data. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.0 per cent, while South Korea's Kospi added 0.5 per cent. China's Shanghai Composite Friday fell 0.3 per cent. Today metal and resource shares in the regional markets may face pressure after the massive earthquake that hit Chile.
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.
2010/02/19 01:30 - Most Asian markets fell Thursday as investors took profit from recent rallies. Resources shares declined across the region after news that International Monetary Fund plans to sell 191.3 metric tons of gold on open markets. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index lost 0.5 per cent and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.4 per cent. However, Japan's Nikkei stock average rose 0.3 per cent while the Bank of Japan left its interest rate at 0.1%. China, Taiwan and Vietnam markets remained closing on Friday.
2010/02/04 13:30 - Asian markets closed mostly higher on Wednesday as materials shares were boosted by strong commodities prices. Japan's Nikkei average rose 0.3 percent as exporters gained on strong U.S. data and weakness in yen against greenback. But the rises were pulled back by a drop in shares of Toyota Motor Corp after its recall woes hit its sales. South Korea's Kospi added 1.2%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 2.2% and China's Shanghai Composite gained 2.4%.
2010/01/13 13:30 - Overnight US shares was lower on the disappointing Alcoa fourth-quarter report and profit warning from Chevron and Electronic Arts. Financial sector also fell as investors feared that a potential government levy might hurt bank profits.
2009/12/23 13:30 - US stocks ended higher overnight on a bigger-than-expected rise in existing home sales for November. The used-home sales jumped 7.4 per cent, having increased more than double the economists' expectations.
2009/12/16 09:30 - The Australian sharemarket Tuesday closed higher in a quiet trading day as Dubai debt fears eased. The local market was also inspired by an earlier report about energy giant Exxon's US$30 billion takeover bid of XTO and the forecasts by the Australian government commodity forecaster ABARE for iron ore and coking coal exports. At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 19.5 points, or 0.4 per cent, at 4673.5, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 19.6 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 4687.8.
2009/12/15 13:30 - US stocks closed at 14-month highs on the news of Dubai's US$10 billion funding and a big acquisition by Exxon Mobil, which agreed to acquire XTO Energy for US$31 billion in stock.
2009/12/02 16:32 - Asian stock markets were widely up Wednesday after Wall Street climbed to a new high of the year overnight. Gold prices hit a record high for a second day today.
2009/11/23 13:00 - US equities fell for a third straight day on Friday as Dell's disappointing earnings result dragged the US stocks lower. Energy and materials companies were weighed down after European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet indicated that supportive stimulus measures must soon be unwound, prompting traders to buy US dollar.
2009/09/16 16:57 - STX Offshore & Shipbuilding (SEO:067250), the world's No.4 shipbuilder, is targeting a record US$2 billion in new orders for offshore vessels and plants this year.
2009/04/23 15:00 - Asian major markets opened mixed on Thursday. South Korea's KOSPI and Hong Kong' Hang Seng Index were up in the morning, while Tokyo stocks traded lower, struggling between good and bad news.
2009/04/06 14:35 - Dalian Port (PDA) Company Limited ("Dalian Port" or the "Group")(HKG:2880), one of the major oil and container terminal operators in the PRC, today announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2008 (the "review period"). Net Profit Increases 27.5% to RMB779,614,000.Final dividend of RMB9 cents per share proposed.
2009/03/26 15:40 - Most Asian markets opened firmer Thursday following Wall Street's rebound overnight lifted by better-than-expected economic figures.
2009/03/20 17:00 - Asian markets opened mixed Friday. Japan's Nikkei average jumped above 8000 points in early trade while South Korea's Kospi was higher led by shipbuilders and steelmakers. Other markets include Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai opened flat following the falls on Wall Street.
2009/03/13 15:00 - Most Asian markets ended lower Thursday, giving up gains from the previous session. Japan's Nikkei 225 finished down 2.4% as exporters were hit by the stronger yen. Other major indexes including China's Shanghai Composite, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and South Korea's Kospi ended with rather small changes as investors were not confident to the economic outlook and waiting for a clear picture.
2009/02/25 15:30 - Asian shares fell broadly yesterday following the sharp losses in Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei index extended its falling streak for the third trading session to a 26-year low. In Seoul, Kospi slumped 3.2%. China market, which is said as one of the world's best performers, saw a most massive drop of 4.6% in Shanghai Composite Index. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 2.9% with China-related stocks tracking movements in Shanghai.
2009/02/24 15:00 - Most major Asian indexes ended higher on Monday except for the Japan market. Tokyo stocks hit by the bankruptcy of nonbank lender SFCG dropped 2.8% in early trading and ended 0.5% at the close. South Korea's Kospi jumped 3.2%, China's Shanghai Composite added 2% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index surged 3.8%. This morning the Nikkei average extended its tumble after US stocks sank to a record low since 1997.
2009/02/13 15:00 - Asian markets fell yesterday as investors remained sceptical and worried the deteriorating economy would not receive immediate help from the US stimulus plan. Tokyo stocks dropped 3%, led mostly by banks and exporters, as trading resumed after a holiday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 2.3%, while Shanghai Composite lost 0.6%. The major indexes in Asia are likely to remain on a downward trend today.
2009/02/11 15:00 - Today the major indexes in Asia have been hit by the unfavourable news from the US. Asian share markets ended mixed yesterday indexes moved up and down in a narrow range. Shanghai continued its rally over government stimulus measures with a rise of 1.8 percent, and also led the Hong Kong shares up 0.8 percent. Tokyo and Seoul markets closed slightly lower as market was weighed down by the worries over the US rescue plan.
2009/02/03 15:30 - Most Asian markets were hammered Monday over the concerns that the global recession is deepening. Hong Kong shares plunged sharply, even as mainland-Chinese shares gained after the Chinese New Year holidays. In Tokyo, some of Japan's biggest industrial companies fell to multiyear lows. China's Shanghai Composite contrasted other major indexes with 1 per cent surge as agricultural sector was strengthened after the Chinese government announced measures to prevent grain production from falling.
2009/01/28 15:15 - Seoul shares rose on Wednesday after a holiday weekend, led by chip makers after German rival Qimonda filed for insolvency. The market is also lifted by overnight gains on Wall Street and big gains in Tokyo shares Tuesday. Japanese stocks gained nearly 5% yesterday as exporters benefited from a weakened yen. Markets that remained closed for the Lunar New Year included Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Singapore and Taiwan.
2008/09/10 17:39 - Hanjin Shipping (SEO:000700) is pleased to announce the opening of the Euromax Terminal in Rotterdam, Netherlands that took place on September 5th, 2008.
2008/08/07 11:12 - A wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar Gas Transport Company "NAKILAT" (DOH:QGTS) will enter the first fifteen of its wholly owned LNG vessels with the two largest P&I clubs in the world - Assuranceforeningen Gard and the UK P&I Club. The announcement marks the conclusion of a detailed selection process culminating in a closed bid competitive tender by a shortlist of international P&I clubs.
2008/07/23 18:43 - Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ABD:ADSB), the Arabian Gulf's only specialised naval warship builder, has been awarded the "Al Saber" Project, a multi million dollar contract to build 12 patrol boats for the UAE Coastguard.