Business News Archive - April 15, 2010

BASEL, Switzerland, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northern hemisphere season well underway after late startOutstanding performance in Latin AmericaReported sales 3 percent lower at $3.5 billionReported sales in the first quarter of 2010 were 3 percent lower at $3.5 billion, benefiting from a weaker dollar.

ST. LOUIS, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today submitted an improved and definitive proposal to acquire a controlling interest in Macarthur Coal Limited (ASX: MCC).

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands, April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Quintiq, a leading provider of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions, today announced that it has signed a contract with BAE Systems, the premier global defence, security and aerospace company, to supply BAE Systems Insyte with Quintiq's Logistics Planner.

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers and PV products, today announced that it has signed a contract to supply solar modules to Germany-based Phoenix Solar AG.

LONDON, April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Market Publishers Ltd announces that new market research reports on Energy are available in its catalogue. CAES Compressed Air Energy Storage Worldwide. The global market for compressed air energy storage (CAES)sits at a turning point.

LONDON, April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aluminium Market Review 2010 has been recently added by Market Publishers Ltd. The report focuses on a study of the global Aluminium market.

LONDON, April 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Market Publishers Ltd and MarketsandMarkets have signed a partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on Internet.

HARBIN, China, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China XD Plastics Company Ltd.

HOUSTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) today announced successful appraisal drilling in the western area of the Cygnus gas field in block 44/11a has led to increased reserves and prospective resource estimates and extended the field boundary to the north and west.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dual successes of an innovative environmental education program and the planting of 1,500 trees by 350 volunteers in the inaugural year of the Scotties ReLeaf USA partnership has led to an expansion of the program in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area.