Business News Archive - February 04, 2010

JOHANNESBURG, February 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced net earnings for the December 2009 quarter of R1,409 million compared with earnings of R1,007 million and R483 million in the September 2009 and the December 2008 quarters respectively.

LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the fourth quarter of 2009 of US$0.42 per A and B ordinary share, an increase of 5% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. The Board expects that the first quarter 2010 interim dividend will be $0.42.

LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Dutch Shell's fourth quarter 2009 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis, were $1.2 billion compared to $4.8 billion a year ago.

HOUSTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) today reported income from continuing operations of $12.6 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, on revenues of $90.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009.

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) today announced income and earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for 2009 of $110.7 million and $1.01, respectively.

ZHEJIANG, China, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- SORL Auto Parts, Inc.

HOUSTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- $1.18 ongoing 2009 diluted earnings per share (EPS); exceeded $1.15 EPS target.Placed $650 million of expansion projects into service, delivering returns on capital employed of more than 12 percent.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'