Business News Archive - July 22, 2010

BASEL, Switzerland, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sales up 1 percent at $6.7 billion: 3 percent lower at constant exchange rates(1)Q2: volume growth offsetting lower Crop Protection prices, notably NAFTASeeds growth accelerating, increased marginInvestments driving emerging market growth: sales up 15 percent(1)Earnings per share(2) $13.95, 9 percent lowerEarnings per share $13.39 after restructuring and impairment, 10 percent lower Reported Financial Excluding Restructuring, Highlights Impairment ------------------ ------------------------ H1 2010 H1 2009 Actual H1 2010 H1 2009 Actual CER(1) $m $m % $m $m ------ % --- --- --- --- --- % --- --- Sales 6,740 6,655

SINGAPORE, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS pricing, the industry's most respected chemical pricing service for more than 120 global commodities, is extending its portfolio of market information by launching a new Bitumen (Asia/Middle East) report. The new weekly report covers Bitumen 60/70 (Bulk) for FOB Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand as well as CFR China and SE Asia.

LONDON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Both North American and European surface waters teem with microbes such as cryptosporidium and giardia, necessitating a clean and effective disinfection system.

LONDON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the automotive powertrain market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Ceratizit SA with the "2010 European Automotive Powertrain Customer Value Enhancement Award." Ceratizit's new cutting tool, the Grade CTP3220, exhibits impressive ease-of-adoption, integrating easily into the existing system without reducing production or creating adverse learning curves for its operation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Ceratizit has managed to keep changes in production line to a minimum.

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Azerbaijan Airlines have signed an agreement to substitute two Next-Generation 737 airplanes for one 767-300ER (extended range) and two 767 Freighters, a new model type for the Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline.

- Associates With Two Prestigious Trade Forums - IndiaMART AMTEX 2010 to Foster Business Networking for Companies in Machine Tools Segment - IndiaMART International Foundry Tech 2010 to Cater to SMEs in Foundry Industrial Sector - Aims to Encourage B2B Matchmaking Through These Focused Platforms In its quest to impel business opportunities between buyers and suppliers, IndiaMART.com, India's largest online B2B marketplace, has decided to sponsor two prestigious trade shows - International Foundry Tech 2010 and AMTEX 2010 (Asian Machine Tool Exhibition).

PARIS, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Replacement 420 kV Power Link Across the Oslofjord Will Feature the World's Largest High-Voltage XLPE Submarine Cable Installation Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been awarded a 104 million Euro contract by Statnett, Norway's national main grid owner and operator, to design, manufacture and install the new Oslofjord II submarine high-voltage power link thus replacing the existing cables installed over 30 years ago which have reached the end of their service-life.

IRVINE, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book http://www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, today announces the official launch of its Seller's Toolkit, featuring the all-new LiveValue system, helping consumers sell their car online and in social networks.

LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, Sourcing at MAGIC, the largest and most comprehensive fashion sourcing event in North America, will showcase more than 700 apparel and footwear manufacturers, fabric mills, trim & component suppliers, print design studios and fashion supply chain providers from over 40 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall.

SHANGHAI, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

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