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2008-12-04 05:00:00

HONG KONG, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Singapore-based Avantouch Software ("Avantouch") emerged today proud recipients of the "Red Herring Asia Top 100" award, following the awards ceremony that was held at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on December 2, 2008. Mr. Lee Kia Hwee, CEO of Avantouch, said, "The Award represents full recognition of Avantouch's innovative technologies and commercial strategies ever since our entry into the Chinese market. We are happy to witness the Asian...

2008-10-11 18:00:30

Tokyo, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--Major convenience store chain Lawson Inc. has acquired preferential negotiating rights for the acquisition of industry competitor am/pm Japan Co. from Rex Holdings Inc., informed sources said Saturday. Lawson plans to decide whether to purchase am/pm Japan after evaluating its assets and financial standing, the sources said. It is still unclear whether Lawson will go ahead with the acquisition since Lawson has many stores near am/pm Japan outlets, observers...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'