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2014-10-30 12:20:41

BURNABY, Canada, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High Vehicle Motorization Rate and Increasing Automobile Sales to Drive Tyre Market in Australia During 2014-19 According to a recently released TechSci Research report, "Australia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019 [http://www.techsciresearch.com/3080 ]'', the tyre market in Australia is estimated to reach USD3.6 billion in 2014. Major factors driving the market include growing automobile sales, rising...

2014-10-30 08:39:30

DUBAI, UAE, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Sea Housing Services Company (RSH) has revealed excellent performance for the first nine months of 2014, posting Net Income of over SAR 127.4 million with Earnings per Share of SR 2.12. According to the company's senior executives, the figures posted demonstrate a 16.6% growth from the SAR 109.3 million recorded over the same period in 2013. Joseph Vecchiolla, CEO of RSH, said, "The company continues its positive streak...

2014-10-30 08:30:43

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Among 100 Million Students Now Learning Chinese Worldwide LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoyo Chinese (www.yoyochinese.com), a video-based online Mandarin instructional program featuring television personality and University Chinese teacher Yangyang Cheng, announced today their students have taken over seven million lessons from the company's Mandarin instructional videos. Recent high-profile events, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg addressing a...

2014-10-30 08:28:33

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Taiwan Trade Centre in London, England, is the foremost not-for-profit organization promoting trade between Great Britain and Taiwan. Recently, it has also become more multi-task-oriented and more multi-functional, with the Centre featuring some of Taiwan's best companies in a display of a comprehensive range of products promoting a smarter, greener, and healthier living experience. The display is located at the Taiwan Trade Centre office...

2014-10-30 08:20:43

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today reported third quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $147.4 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, on sales of $2.2 billion, compared to $115.2 million, or 78 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 net earnings include after tax charges of $9.4 million, or 7 cents per diluted share, for business...

2014-10-30 04:20:15

HONG KONG, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited ("Shanghai Petrochemical" or the "Company") (HKEx: 00338; SSE: 600688; NYSE: SHI) today announced the unaudited operating results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014 (the "Period"). Under the China Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, the Group's revenue for the Period amounted to RMB76.719 billion (corresponding period of...

2014-10-30 00:20:58

BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew 8 percent annually to reach 460 million units in the third quarter of 2014. LG was the star performer, capturing 5 percent marketshare and reaching its highest level in the overall mobile phone market for three years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130207/NE56457LOGO-b Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Global mobile phone shipments grew 8...

2014-10-30 00:20:51

BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 27 percent annually to reach a record 320 million units in the third quarter of 2014. Xiaomi was the star performer, capturing a record 6 percent marketshare and becoming the world's third largest smartphone vendor for the first time ever. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130207/NE56457LOGO-b Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Global...

2014-10-29 23:05:57

HotelPlanner & Meetings.com Open Asia Headquarters in Hong Kong to Service Rising Demand in Online Group Hotel Reservations. Hong Kong (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 HotelPlanner.com, the online leader of group travel services, has announced today the official opening of its new Hong Kong office at 979 King's Road, Island East. Chief Operating Officer Bruce Rosenberg leads the Hong Kong office and HotelPlanner’s team in Asia. This venture serves as HotelPlanner & Meetings.com’s...

2014-10-29 12:21:19

Two Business Class Tickets for the Price of One to Select Destinations Worldwide DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its first anniversary of joining the oneworld global alliance, Qatar Airways is offering customers in the U.S. a fabulous Double the Luxury offer. Passengers booking a Business Class ticket will receive a second Business Class ticket for free, for their travelling companion*. The promotion will run from today through October, 31, 2014, and...


Latest Asia Reference Libraries

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern Sichuan province into the late 1950s. The route traveled for this trade activity was a route between Lhasa...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584 and were later being used by the calvary of the 1600 and 1700s. During the late 1800s and early 1900s,...

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

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