Business News Archive - June 01, 2009

South Korea Monday reported its trade surplus in May totaled $5.15 billion, lower than April's $5.78 billion. The May numbers were largely the result of a sharp 40.4 percent decline in imports to $23.1 billion from the same month of last year, Yonhap news agency reported. May's exports totaled $28.2

HONG KONG, June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO; SEHK: 0883) announced today the successful start-up of its independent oil field Qinhuangdao (QHD) 33-1.

PRESTON, England, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plant Impact (AIM: PIM), a developer of technologies that improve crop productivity, is pleased to announce that on May 29 2009 it entered into a significant exclusive licence agreement with Arysta LifeScience Corporation ("Arysta") for the sale of Plant Impact's flagship BugOil(R) product ("Licence Agreement"). Highlights: - Exclusive worldwide license in relation to the BugOil(R) product granted to Arysta, a global top 10 agrochemical company by revenue - The licence grants Arysta the exclusive right to manufacture, market, sell and distribute BugOil - Potentially a multi-million pound agreement including milestone payments and royalties Background BugOil(R), a patented technology developed by Plant Impact over 6 years, is a patented plant insecticide that uses a synergistic blend of plant essential oils to act against sap-feeding pests including mites, whitefly, thrips and aphids.

A series of briefings with top analysts will provide an overview of the powergen sector in specific countries - The first conference will focus on Russia LONDON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is a tremendous amount of opportunities out there," stated Frost & Sullivan's Chairman David Frigstad a few days ago, during a live television appearance on CNBC in London.

Marks Significant Step Toward Completion of Alliance Facility at Terminal 4 LONDON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SkyTeam announced that the first level of its first ever co-branded alliance lounge in Terminal 4 at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) opens on Thursday, June 4.

TAMPA BAY, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- News briefs concerning economic and business growth in the Tampa Bay Region from the Tampa Bay Partnership: John Deere Division Opens National Service Center in Tampa Bay Nortrax Inc., a John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer operating throughout North America, announced it is opening a new shared services center in Tampa.

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Playtoys Customs, Inc., a Ft. Lauderdale-based company specializing in the design, manufacturing and customization of choppers, vehicles and parts, today appointed HRB Communications, Inc. its agency of record for North America.

First KIA Vehicles to Offer Amerigon Heated & Ventilated Seat System NORTHVILLE, Mich., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARGN), a leader in developing and marketing products based on advanced thermoelectric (TE) technologies, today announced that its proprietary heated and ventilated seat system will be offered as an option for the front seats of the 2010 KIA Mohave and 2010 KIA Borrego mid-size Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV).

LAS VEGAS, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mundus Group, Inc.

INRIX Connected Services enable new Ford in-car services KIRKLAND, Wash., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX(R), the leading provider of traffic information in North America, today announced that the new Ford SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information, powered by INRIX Connected Services and other Ford technology partners, is live and available to consumers.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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