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General Press Release : 11 Oct 2006

China opens its door to Los Angeles General—11 Oct 06

Los Angeles, California has become the first city in the world to be permitted to open a tourism office in China. The city's mayor opened the Beijing office on Monday in a ceremony attended by Chinese officials and a delegation of Los Angeles business and

AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Wednesday, October 11, 2006 General—11 Oct 06

NEW YORK - Thunderhead, the leading provider of enterprise communications technology, announced the appointments of Neal Keene as Vice President of Industry Solutions and Rodney Frye as Vice President of North American Sales. FIRECOMMS

Tourism implications of the North Korean nuclear test General—11 Oct 06

The reported test of a nuclear bomb in North Korea this week should come as no surprise to the world. The North Korean regime has flagged its intentions to develop a nuclear weapons capability for well over a decade. It will remain a matter of speculation

North Korea's Impact On Tourism General—11 Oct 06

The tourism industries of Eastern Asia need to develop a series of contingency plans to deal with the possible security and economic implications of North Korea's recent decision to test its nuclear capabilities and the international responses to North Ko

Shaw Announces Pricing of JPY 128.98 Billion Limited-Recourse Bonds General—11 Oct 06

The JPY 128.98 Billion Bond Issue (Equivalent to US$1.08 Billion) is to Be Used to Finance Shaw's purchase of 20% Interest in Westinghouse Acquisition Companies The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nuclear Ener

South Asia MDG Forum opens with urgent call to cut down maternal mortalityand reduce General—11 Oct 06

Kathmandu (United Nations Information Services) ? Over 100 experts gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal, today to try to build a clear and workable road map toward realizing the Millennium Development Goals which are in need of revitalization. The South Asia Mill

Dreamy jazz soloist "Mandy Gaines" At The Diplomat Bar, The Conrad Hotel From now until 6 January General—11 Oct 06

The Diplomat Bar at The Conrad Hotel, welcomes a new jazz diva “Mandy Gaines” from USA, to The Diplomat Bar! Mandy’s performances are refreshing, soulful and exciting, with more than 10 years of professional experience, entertains and de

More than 150,000 Bht in prizes up for grabs in "Shell Rimula Extreme Trucker Challenge General—11 Oct 06

Shell Company of Thailand Limited, is once again following an annual tradition with its “Shell Rimula Extreme Trucker Challenge 2006”, offering more than 150,000 baht in total prize value. “With overwhelming response from Thai truckers a


The Bangkok condominium market registered a higher number of newly launched units in the mid-range and lower-end markets whereas there were only a limited number in the luxury segment. Demand remained strong despite some uncertainties, according to intern

CPI Entering the Alternative Energy Market with Plan to Change Brand General—11 Oct 06

Thailand CPI or Chumporn Palm Oil Industry Public Company Limited catches on to the alternative energy trend, getting ready to enter the Palm Diesel and Bio-Diesel market while planning to change the whole brand image to reflex a new look. Mr.Chusak Prach

True partners with Microsoft to create the Mobile Lifestyle: Work & Play On The General—11 Oct 06

True partners with Microsoft to create the Mobile Lifestyle: Work & Play On The Move By Mr. Thiti Nantapatsiri Managing Director, Home/Consumer Solution & Hi-speed Access True Corporation Plc And Ms. Suzan DelBene Corporate Vice President of Marke

Bangkok Bank receives over 5 Billion Baht in Home Loan Registrations at House & Condo General—11 Oct 06

Bangkok Bank received more than 5 billion baht in home loan registrations from more than 2,000 customers during the House and Condo Show last weekend. Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President, Ms Ruchanee Nopmuang, said the bank’s range of special mort

Benihana Special Set Lunch at Bangkok and Pattaya General—11 Oct 06

Where enjoyment of a good meal begins even before your food is served. It starts when our chefs, famous for their culinary and entertaining skills, prepare Tappanyaki at your table. A lunch with our Benihana Chefs is always an event. A terrific show as al

Photo Release: Bangkok Bank appointed to distribute government savings bonds in General—11 Oct 06

Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Finance Sanit Rangnoi, and Bank of Thailand Deputy Governor Bandid Nijathaworn signed a contract to appoint Bangkok Bank as the exclusive distributor of government savings bonds

Fallen Angel Number Continues To Grow, Report Says General—11 Oct 06

The number of fallen angels—issuers that were downgraded to speculative grade ('BB+' and lower) from investment grade ('BBB-' and higher)—continued to grow, with 38 fallen angels recorded this year through Oct. 6, 2006, on rated debt worth US$56.91 (€44.8


for 6 months, anywhere and any time True Corporation Plc. and Sony Thai Co., Ltd. announced their collaboration by offering a special promotion aimed at fulfilling the modern lifestyles of today’s new generation of which wireless hi-speed communicat

Photo Release: Bangkok Bank welcomes S.E.A. Write 2006 Award Winners General—11 Oct 06

Bangkok Bank Director M.C. Mongkolchaleam Yugala presents a souvenir to M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Chairman of the S.E.A. Write Committee, at a luncheon hosted by the bank to welcome the S.E.A Write Committee and award winners at Bangkok Bank’s hea

AXN XTREME MACAU Every Tuesday General—11 Oct 06

AXN XTREME MACAU Every Tuesday, Starts 17 October 2006 9.30pm Only at AXN (UBC 19) Every individual has his or her moment to shine, and that moment can change their lives! With real people and gritty challenges, Shun Tak AXN Xtreme Macau brings AXN’

Asia's Steel Industry Chiefs Head for Thailand General—11 Oct 06

Steel Business Briefing (SBB), the world’s leading international steel industry publication, has chosen Bangkok as the venue for its annual SBB Steel Markets Asia conference, held 6-7 November, 2006. Over 250 of the region’s top executives are

SWIFT launches pilot programme for corporate access model General—11 Oct 06

Major banks and corporates lead pilot programme for a new corporate access model SWIFT has announced that it has launched the pilot programme of its new corporate access model, enabling better standardisation and easier interaction with multiple banks. Co

Australia: ANZ's call centre gets business award General—11 Oct 06

ANZ’s Call Centre has been recognised as the best call centre in Australia for the third year in a row by the International Customer Service Professionals (ICSP.) ANZ was presented with the Large Business Award in recognition of outstanding customer

Moody's upgrades Qatar National Bank's foreign currency deposits to General—11 Oct 06

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Aa3 with a stable outlook the long-term foreign currency deposit rating for Qatar National Bank (QNB). This rating action follows an earlier similar rating action on Qatar's foreign currency country bank deposit c


True Corporation Plc, Thailand’s only fully integrated communications provider and leader in convergence lifestyle solutions, has launched a new Wi-Fi Premium Package for premium customers. This package will enable customers to connect at speeds 4 t

India: IDFC goes live with Misys Almonde General—11 Oct 06

Misys Banking Systems, a global leader in banking software and solutions, has announced that IDFC, one of India’s leading financial institutions, has gone live with its asset & liability management solution, Misys Almonde. IDFC is using Misys Al

Singapore: MAS issues monetary policy statement General—11 Oct 06

1. In April 2006, MAS reaffirmed the policy of a modest and gradual appreciation of the S$NEER policy band. This policy stance, which has been in place since April 2004, has contributed to the low inflation environment amidst the robust economic condition

Credit Suisse appoints head of European institutional distribution for asset General—11 Oct 06

Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of John Kremer as Head of European Institutional Distribution for Asset Management. In this new role, Mr. Kremer will be responsible for relationship management and distribution activity for all institutional cl

Citigroup expands agency and trust business in Asia Pacific General—11 Oct 06

Global Transaction Services, a business unit of Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking, announced several key additions to their regional Agency and Trust product team that will significantly expand their Asia Pacific franchise. The four new members w

New Aircraft Arrival Makes Etihad's Fleet one of the Youngest in the General—11 Oct 06

Etihad Airways has achieved another milestone with the arrival of its twentieth aircraft, making Etihad now one of the youngest commercial airline fleets in the world. The latest addition is the 3-Zone Airbus A340-500 which arrived in Abu Dhabi late on Fr


Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) today announced that its critically acclaimed Disney's Toontown Online, hailed as the first downloadable massively multiplayer (MMP) 3D online game for kids and families, will be available to kids and families in South Ea

Pattaya ready to host the 67th Sk?l World Congress General—11 Oct 06

(eTN) - 67th Skål International World Congress will take place in Pattaya, Thailand on 15-20 October 2006, at PEACH at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. Skål, founded as an international association in 1934, is the largest organisation of travel and Announcing new Enhanced Web Site! General—11 Oct 06

GSAR MARKETING, are pleased to announce the recent launch of a new and improved Web site— . This web site was recently re-designed to provide continuous updates and detailed information about GSAR´s Tourism Marketing services, incl

Peacebuilding Fund is Launched, Donors Pledge More Than $140 Million General—11 Oct 06

The United Nations today launched the Peacebuilding Fund which is set to play a critical role in supporting countries emerging from conflict. The Fund, which has already received more than $140 million in contributions and pledges from donors, is designed

Photo Release: Futures market training for clients General—11 Oct 06

Mr.Tanavatt Bhanijkasem, Executive Vice President, Futures Department of KGI (Thailand) Public Company Limited trained KGI’s clients on the Futures market, at KGI's Central Pinklao Branch. For more information please contact Orawan Thalerngkrietkham

TRIS Rating Cancels Issue Rating of "DP" General—11 Oct 06

TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. has cancelled the issue rating of Destination Properties (Hua Hin) Co., Ltd. (DP). The cancellation came at the request of DP due to the expiration of the credit rating service agreement. Therefore, TRIS Rating will no longer monitor