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Business News Archive - June 22, 2009

SINGAPORE, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethanol demand in SEA countries is determined by governmental energy policies within the region. As such, the difference in crude oil prices has the least impact on the ethanol demand.

Japanese business sentiment improved from April to June on signs of rising foreign demand but was still in negative territory, the government said Monday. The index measuring business conditions at companies capitalized at 1 billion yen ($10.4 million) or more stood at minus-22.4 in the April-June quarter, or better than the record low of minus-51.3 in the January-March quarter, said a report by the Cabinet Office and the Finance Ministry, Kyodo news reported. It was the sixth straight quarter that the industry-wide index has remained negative.

DUSSELDORF, Germany, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ATX Group, a leading provider of customized connected vehicle (telematics) services to global automobile manufacturers, announced today that its services are now available to rental car customers in Germany through a program offered by BMW and Sixt rental car agency.

Donations to The Conservation Fund Address Climate Change and Restore North America's Forests PHOENIX, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U-Haul and The Conservation Fund today announced a major milestone in the effort to fight climate change and restore America's forests with the donation of more than $1 million from U-Haul customers to The Conservation Fund's Go Zero(R) program which plants trees to trap carbon dioxide emissions. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090622/LA34860-a) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-c) In April of 2007, U-Haul began partnering with The Conservation Fund to facilitate customers' donations at checkout in order to offset carbon emissions generated from in-town and out-of-town moves.

Green technologies will account for 40 percent of this planned order volume by the end of 2012 MUNICH, Germany, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens expects to win new orders of around $21 billion in the next three fiscal years 2010 until 2012, which will be generated by government stimulus programs already announced around the world.

LAS VEGAS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An article addressing the impact of the Iranian elections upon solar energy equities has been released and is available free of charge at http://smallcapsentinel.com/IranAltEnergy. Investors of the following equities are encouraged to read this exclusive commentary and to register to receive similar intelligence from Small Cap Sentinel, a leading source for information on the markets, solar energy, and emerging equities: Applied Materials, Inc.(Nasdaq: AMAT), Evergreen Solar, Inc.

MUMBAI, India, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Large scale improvisation and expansion in the Indian airport infrastructure market coupled with active government support for private participants, particularly in Greenfield projects, has enabled the sector to take huge strides forward.

DUBAI, UAE, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- District cooling is fast emerging as the most viable cooling solution in the Middle East, where the temperature frequently exceeds 45 degree Celsius and air conditioning requirements consume 70 percent of the power during peak electricity demand.

ZeroTruck Ordered by City of Santa Monica for Water Services Dept LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Santa Monica has purchased the first ZeroTruck all-electric zero emission medium duty truck.

Frost & Sullivan to Host Analyst Briefing on Automotive Human Machine Interfaces on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 at 16.00 BST LONDON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The modern car features a large number of applications, ranging from intuitive driver assist systems to comfort-enhancing applications.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'