Business News Archive - April 15, 2009

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - FRA's Flight Punctuality Hits Record 86.8 Percent The global economic crisis continues to have a firm grip on international air transportation.

SINGAPORE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's Environmental & Building Technologies Practice (http://www.environment.frost.com) will host an analyst briefing via webinar on the Australian Building Management Control System Suppliers - Challenges and Opportunities in an Economic Downturn on Thursday, April 23rd 2009, at 14:00 hrs (GMT+08:00hrs) Singapore time. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The 2009 Australian building management controls market is to see a drastic slow down from a double digit growth period from 2004 to 2008 to stagnant growth largely owing to a weak construction market.

BEIJING, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Sino Gas International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SGAS), ("Sino Gas" or the "Company") today announced that it has retained Strategic Growth International, Inc. ("SGI"), to perform U.S.

LONDON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Globeleq Generation Limited - the power generation company solely focused on the emerging markets of Africa, Asia and the Americas - has further strengthened its executive management team with the appointment of Mikael Karlsson as Chief Executive Officer. Mikael brings extensive senior management experience in global development, acquisition, financing and equity investments of energy and infrastructure assets with 19 years in the industry. "We are delighted to appoint such a well-suited candidate to lead the company into a new era of growth and development," Torbjorn Caesar, Chairman of Globeleq commented.

Secures RMB 200 Million Loan from China Development Bank and Receives Approval for RMB 1 Billion Credit Line from Agricultural Development Bank of China XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd.

73 Percent of Shoppers Consider Buying New Car with Help from Tax Refunds, Deductions, Stimulus Checks IRVINE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While turning an entire tax refund into a down payment on something sleek and sporty is rarely a prudent financial decision, the editors of Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com know that some big bonus checks are just meant to be spent.

A First in LEDs for Illumination: New Off-the-Shelf OptoElectronix 180-Degree LED Floodlights Deliver up to 60-Watt Light Equivalent With 75-Percent Energy Savings and 50,000-Hour Life SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OptoElectronix today announced a breakthrough in the use of LEDs for illumination: a new series of small, highly efficient, 180-degree LED modules ideal for retail display lighting, appliances, and task lights.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A relaxing meal at 30,000 feet should be complemented by a signature glass of wine from a region of the world significant to that flight.

TORONTO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - More than 25 North American experts will discuss opportunities, trends and challenges related to community wind energy projects at a unique online conference on May 26 and 27, 2009 (http://www.greenenergyconferences.com). At a time when communities are trying to find new and affordable sources of energy, wind energy projects that are mid-scale, locally owned and designed to maximize benefits at the local level provide a compelling alternative to traditional large scale developments. The web conference is for people who are interested in learning more about community wind projects as well as for professionals already in the business wanting to keep up with this fast-changing alternative energy technology. Presenters at the web conference include experts from organizations ranging from the American Wind Energy Association, Windustry and the World Wind Energy Association to the U.S.

BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemAxon, a software solutions provider for cheminformatics today announced the launch of version 5.2 of their cheminformatics toolkits, Marvin & JChem.

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