Business News Archive - March 27, 2009

LONDON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - Roskill Information Services - The Economics of Fluorspar (10th Edition) - New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Fluorspar Supply and Demand Spot prices for acid grade fluorspar, landed in the USA, increased four fold between January 2003 and November 2008 as the market responded to the reduction in supply from China and soaring freight costs.

MILWAUKEE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To further align its cost structure with global automotive market conditions, Johnson Controls, Inc.

BAODING, China, March 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") product manufacturers, today announced that Baoding Yingli Group Company Limited ("Yingli Group"), an affiliate of the Company, has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the Hebei Branch of Bank of China, which contemplates potential credit facilities in the aggregate maximum amount of RMB 6 billion to be granted to entities affiliated with Yingli Group, including three PRC subsidiaries of Yingli Green Energy. Under the terms of the strategic cooperation agreement, subject to internal procedures to be conducted in accordance with its risk management and operational regulations, the Hebei Branch of Bank of China expects to grant, among other credit facilities, (i) credit facilities with an aggregate maximum amount of RMB 2 billion to Baoding Tianwei

The world's first conference on marine protected areas for marine mammals MAUI, Hawaii, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The conservation of the world's most iconic ocean species, whales and dolphins, is to take a step forward next week with the launch of the first conference on protected areas for marine mammals.

- Backlog at $842.8 million after adjustments - - Company implements restructuring plan - HONG KONG, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KHD Humboldt Wedag International Ltd. (NYSE: KHD) today announced results for the year ended December 31, 2008.

BEIJING, March 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with a focus on high growth, strategic Tier II cities in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2008. Highlights For The Fourth Quarter 2008 versus The Third Quarter 2008 -- Total revenues decreased $22.2 million to US$60.8 million from US$83.0 million. -- The Company recorded a gross loss of US$75.8 million versus a gross profit of US$18.4 million, or 21.8% of revenue.

Mobile Business Cards That Look Like Your Traditional Business Cards Now A Reality SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile users will now be able to wirelessly exchange a digital business card that looks like their traditional paper version. With the release of SnapDat 1.1, SnapDat users can customize their own "SnapCard" by inserting their organization's logo or their photo into professional design layouts.

NAPLES, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday's crash of a single-engine turboprop plane in Montana killed 14 people -- half of them children.

Go Mini's(R), the leader in portable moving and storage solutions, launches new corporate website JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Go Mini's(R), a leading provider of portable moving and storage solutions, announced today that it has launched a new corporate website.

SAO PAULO, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRISUL S.A. (BOVESPA: TRIS3), one of the largest real estate developers and builders in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area focusing on residential projects in the low-income segment, announces its 4Q08 and 2008 results. HIGHLIGHTS -- In 2008, 18 projects were launched, with potential sales value (PSV) totaling R$1.1 billion, of which R$703 million is Trisul's share, a 13% growth over 2007.

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