Business News Archive - March 31, 2010

BASEL, Switzerland, March 31 -- Broad spectrum fungicide with new mode of actionApplications on multiple crops; initial launch on cerealsComplements Syngenta's world-leading fungicide portfolioSyngenta announced today the first European registration of the new fungicide isopyrazam, which is expected to enhance significantly its market position, notably in cereals.

SHENZHEN, China, March 31 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Electric Motor, Inc.

AMSTERDAM, March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tommy Hilfiger Group today announced it has entered into an agreement to assume direct control of its wholesale and retail distribution in China from its licensee Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, beginning March 01, 2011. Dickson Concepts (International) Limited will continue to operate as the Company's licensee in China through February 28, 2011, and will remain as the licensee for other territories in the Southeast Asian region, comprising of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, under an extended agreement that continues through to March 31, 2019.

MANCHESTER, England, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The rise in the popularity of Internet based gold exchanges is appealing to those who have never previously invested in gold before.

MILAN, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) and Sol.In.Build Srl, a majority owned subsidiary of Veronagest SpA, today announced an agreement to build seven solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totaling 16.5 megawatts in the Sicily region of Italy.

HONG KONG, March 31 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO; SEHK: 0883) today announced its annual results for the 12 months ended December 31, 2009. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/xprn/sa/200701301659.jpg ) In 2009, the Company's net production reached 227.7 million (mm) barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) with a year-over-year ("YOY") growth of 17.2%, which set the Company at a leading position among its peers in terms of growth percentage.

LONDON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as the market for chemicals used in transportation recovers from the economic downturn, technologies that reduce costs, enhance performance and differentiate vehicles continue to be in high demand.

LONDON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric scooters and motorcycles offer smart, eco-friendly and accessible mobility options for urban transportation.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of development, testing and approval, Online Auto Insurance, LLC released its much-anticipated public auto insurance rating engine, http://autoinsurance.com which is available nationally. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/online-auto-insurance/43294/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100331/MM79114) Through public rate filings, AutoInsurance.com gives consumers instant access to quotes from a large variety of leading insurers, empowering consumers with an efficient rate comparison tool.

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- 2009 revenue of $82.56 million, up 153% compared to $32.68 million in 20082009 net income of $15.44 million, up 144% compared to $6.34 million in 20082009 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.58, up 100% compared to $0.29 in 2008Positive signs of economic growth in China, anticipates earnings growth momentum to continue into 2010SmartHeat Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.