Business News Archive - November 26, 2009

HOUSTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Lubricants today announced the start-up of its newest lubricants complex in Asia to meet growing demand in China.

LONDON, November 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Retail's unique retail blueprint, the Collection of 9 Chic Outlet Shopping(R) Villages in Europe, continues to redefine shopping tourism, allowing shoppers to experience famous international and niche European brands at prices reduced by up to 60% every day, all year round, not to mention the tax free savings (up to 15%) available to non-EU residents. The Chic Outlet Shopping(R) Villages in Europe welcome over 23 million visitors per year, and in Q3 2009 total tax refunded sales show an increase of 54% compared to Q3 2008, with an impressive 52% growth for the first three quarters of 2009. China ranks number one in visiting nationalities, maintaining poll position as the largest contributing market by volume with a year-on-year growth of 101% for the first three quarters, representing 22% of all tax refunded sales.

SAO PAULO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.

PARIS, November 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, permanent representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO and founder of Fund Uzbekistan 2020, opened today, the International Astronomy Conference held in Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris - CNRS, "A tribute to the Uzbek astronomer Mirzo Ulughbeg". The event, which gathered scientists, astronomers, historians and scholars of high rank, began with welcome speeches of Laurent Vigroux, Director of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Philippe Morel President of the Astronomical Society of France, followed by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to UNESCO, Yolanda Berenguer, Space Eduction Programme Coordinator Focal Point for International Year of Astronomy (2009) and in the presence of and Buzz Aldrin, the famous Astronaut and second person to set a foot on the moon. Today's event is a logical continuation of the international conference "Mirzo Ulugbek and his contri

MONTREAL, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Claude Mongeau, CN executive vice-president, will address The Morgan Stanley Transportation Corporate Access Day in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at 12:00 p.m.

TEL AVIV, Israel, November 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Imaging Ltd.

TORONTO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Thrust Energy Corp. ("Thrust") (OTCBB:TEGC.OB), is pleased to announce that it has acquired its first working interest in Alberta. The project includes six natural gas wells that are estimated to produce approximately 940 mcf/day of natural gas.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.