Business News Archive - April 30, 2010

ATLANTA and LONDON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, today announced that it has agreed on terms to acquire Climate Exchange plc (Climate Exchange or CLE), a leader in the development of traded emissions markets.

MANCHESTER, England, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The price of gold has hit a four month high over the last couple of days, largely attributed to a credit dip for Greece and Portugal. The rating agency, Standard & Poor, recently dropped the credit rating of both Greece and Portugal, which in turn saw the demand for the precious metal increase.

BORDEAUX, France, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Board meeting held on April 29th, 2010, Europlasma's directors approved the financial statements for 2009. Europlasma, the French Group specialized in clean technologies and renewable energy production, is releasing its full-year earnings for 2009. - 2009 consolidated revenues: EUR31.4 million - 2009 consolidated EBIT: -EUR4.0 million Inertam: profitable first year Europe Environnement: priority focus on investments - 2009 consolidated net income: -EUR3.6 million 2009 consolidated earnings At the end of 2009, the breakdown of business for the Group's companies was as follows: - Air depollution activities (Europe Environnement subsidiary, 66% of the Group's revenues in 2009) have been affected by the global economic slowdown, including a strong impact on business with industrial clients in the US. Revenues came to EUR20.8 million for 2009, down 8% on 2008.

BARRIE, Ontario, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Winning Brands Corporation www.WinningBrands.com (Pink Sheets: WNBD; Frankfurt: WMU) manufacturer of new cleaning sensation, Winning Colours Stain Remover, is releasing its initial shipment of Winning Colours to South Africa in May to begin the brand's first marketing trials on the continent of 900 million inhabitants.

TORONTO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today its yearly forest valuation report conducted by Poyry (Beijing) Consulting Company Limited ("Poyry"), an international forestry consulting firm.

JOHANNESBURG, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that its Damang Gold Mine in Ghana is set to increase production significantly, following the successful construction and commissioning of a new Secondary Crushing Plant. The plant will allow Damang to increase the average head grade to its mill by boosting the feed of harder, higher grade "fresh" ore and reducing the feed of softer, lower grade oxide ore.

HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: IESC) announced today that it will release its fiscal 2010 second quarter results on Monday, May 10, 2010 after the market closes.

STAMFORD, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Arbor Day, Philips Norelco is issuing a challenge to all Americans: "Deforest Yourself.

FRANKFURT, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Almatis Group announced today that certain subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code ("Chapter 11").

RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2010.