Business News Archive - April 28, 2010

BASEL, Switzerland, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agreement to advance solutions to improve crop quality and yieldInitial focus on corn, cotton and soybeanReinforces commitment to Brazilian growers both large and small Syngenta announced today that it has entered into a long-term multi-crop partnership with Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, to advance solutions for Brazilian growers to improve crop quality and yield.

VANCOUVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Western Coal Corp (TSX: WTN, WTN.WT and WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) ("Company" or "Western") announces that John Conlon will retire from the Board of Western effective May 15, 2010. The Directors of the Board wish to thank John for the significant contribution he has made to Western during his time at the Company. About Western Coal Western Coal is a producer of high quality metallurgical coal from mines in northeast British Columbia (Canada) and high quality metallurgical coal and compliant thermal coal from mines located in West Virginia (USA).

LONDON, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Royal Dutch Shell's First Quarter 2010 Earnings, on a Current Cost of Supplies (CCS) Basis, Were $4.9 Billion Compared to $3.3 Billion a Year Ago.

LONDON, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS")(NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) today announced an interim dividend in respect of the first quarter of 2010 of US$0.42 per A and B ordinary share, equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. Dividends declared on A ordinary shares ("A shares") will be paid by default in euro, although holders of A shares will be able to elect to receive dividend in pounds sterling.

Despite Gains, American Lung Association finds Healthy Air Remains a Goal, not Reality for Most U.S.

TOKYO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- From January to March 2010, youth members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in six countries conducted surveys of their peers' attitudes toward nuclear weapons and their abolition in advance of the upcoming NPT Review Conference. A total of 4,362 interview surveys were conducted of people from their teens through 30s in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand, the USA and the UK.

HONG KONG, April 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883) is pleased to announce its results for the first quarter of 2010.

BEIJING, April 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VISN), one of China's largest mass transportation mobile television advertising networks, today announced that Mr. Limin Li, chief executive officer, and Mr.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- (WES) -- iSpeech®, creator of DriveSafe.ly®, the award-winning, free mobile app aimed to stop distracted driving, is announcing a new enterprise offering for business users at WES 2010.

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