Business News Archive - July 29, 2009

PARIS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saft, leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced batteries for industry and defence, announces its sales and earnings for the 6 month period ended 30 June 2009. First half sales and earnings highlights - H1 2009 sales of EUR287.4m, a reduction of 6.2% YoY as reported, 9.9% YoY at constant exchange rates. - Q2 sales of EUR141.8m, down 13.4% at constant exchange rates. - EBITDA margin of 17.9% of sales in H1 2009, at EUR51.5m.

Avtovaz, Russia's biggest car maker, may lay off nearly 28,000 workers and make 59 percent fewer vehicles this year than last, a Russian news agency reported.

LONDON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative energy storage solutions are now opening up as a significant industry with immense potential. Different technologies in the developmental, near-commercialisation and commercialised stages are garnering increasing attention.

LONDON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan will host a live briefing open to all on Tuesday, 11 August at 4:00pm BST to provide industry participants with an overview of current and anticipated trends in the global defence industry.

LONDON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's landmark interactive electric vehicle (EV) workshop, one of the first events of its kind to combine parliamentary debates and industry presentation sessions, was a resounding success in terms of networking opportunities and helping businesses position themselves in the race toward the electric vehicle era.

AMSTERDAM, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scheduled for Wednesday 5 August, 2009 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) 16:00 (CET) ARCADIS (Euronext: ARCAD) intends to release its second-quarter/half-year results on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 before the opening of the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam exchange.

TOKYO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) today announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2009. First Quarter Results Honda's consolidated net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

TSX: MAI NASD-OTCBB: MNEAF SPOKANE, WA, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Minera Andes Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AVEVA (LSE:AVV) today announces further enhancements to its AVEVA Plant portfolio, with significant improvements to AVEVA PDMS, AVEVA Global and all of its schematics products. Notable improvements have been made to AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Global, further extending AVEVA's technology leadership in 3D plant design and multi-site project execution. This latest release introduces numerous new and improved capabilities, many of which are as a result of consultation with AVEVA customers. One of the major enhancements is the ability of AVEVA PDMS users to openly share data with users of AVEVA Outfitting, part of the AVEVA Marine portfolio, in even the most complex and demanding global projects.

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.