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General Press Release : 13 Oct 2006

AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Friday, October 13, 2006 General—13 Oct 06

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - BBE Sound Inc., a leading developer of advanced sound technologies for the professional audio and consumer electronic markets announced the first-ever BBE M3 enabled mobile phone is now available within the Japanese marketplace.

Photo Release: Bangkok Bank's 'Gateway to the Financial World' booth at "Money Expo Chaing Mai General—13 Oct 06

Bangkok Bank’s ‘Gateway to the Financial World’ booth, featuring Thai Lanna Style, drew a lot of attention from visitors who were also attracted by the special deals and prizes offered by the bank.


The 2006 United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has a different flavour this year. The commemoration will be in conjunction with the “Stand Up Against Poverty Campaign” which aims to set an official Guinness World Reco

Photo Release: Bangkok Bank Opens 'Gateway to the Financial World' at Money Expo Chiang Mai General—13 Oct 06

President of Bangkok Bank MR. Chartsiri Sophonpanich presents Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance M.R. Pridiyadhorn Devakula the key to open the ‘Gateway to the Financial World’ at the Bangkok Bank booth at Money Expo Chiang Mai, bei

Launch of The Federation on Alcohol Control of Thailand General—13 Oct 06

To support the government’s efforts to solve alcohol-related problems and encourage more responsible consumption of alcohol Alcohol industry manufacturers and related agencies today launched The Federation on Alcohol Control of Thailand (FACT) consi

Photo Release: Thai national runners invite everybody to join The "19th Standard Chartered Bangkok General—13 Oct 06

Recently, at Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) pcl, national marathon runners led by Amauay Tongmit (left), Koday Senmood (2nd from left), Boonchoo Jandacha (2nd from right), and Supit Chantharat (right) gathered to invite people from all walks of life to pa

Photo Release: NJAT Thanks Standard Chartered Bank for 3-year sponsorship of General—13 Oct 06

Recently, General Manas Klaimanee, President of the National Jogging Association of Thailand, presented a souvenir to Ms. Mee Har Foo, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) pcl in appreciation of the Bank’s title sponsorship of 

Fitch Rates CJSC ACE Insurance National IFS 'AA+(rus)': Outlook Stable General—13 Oct 06

Fitch Ratings has today assigned CJSC ACE Insurance Company ("ACE Russia") a National IFS rating of 'AA+(rus)'. The Outlook on the IFS rating is Stable. Responding to the announcement, Andrew Kendrick, Chairman and CEO, ACE European Group (NYSE:ACE), said

Housing's Fall Can Hurt Economy, Article Says General—13 Oct 06

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has published an article that says the U.S. housing market appears to have topped out in the summer of 2006 because incoming data on sales and starts show that fewer homes are being sold and prices are leveling out.

Kaplan Enters Strategic Partnership With Beijing New Channel Education General—13 Oct 06

Kaplan, Inc., a leading global education firm, has entered into a strategic partnership with Beijing New Channel Education and Cultural Development Co., Ltd. The deal includes an agreement to license Kaplan's state-of-the-art English language training pro

Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn Lieder By Soprano Sophie Tanapura and Tenor Wan Jing Way On General—13 Oct 06

If you are experiencing a feeling of nostalgia for the intimate art of German lieder, here is a chance to listen to an entire evening of German romantic songs by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn. Leading soprano Sophie Tanapura and operatic tenor Wang J

Tunica Mississippi Second Most Popular Fly-In Gaming Destination General—13 Oct 06

Tunica, Mississippi's southern charm and warm hospitality has earned a place in the heart of casino aficionados across the states. This great gaming city is the second most popular fly-in casino destination second only to Las Vegas. TUNICA, MS, October 12

Good Prices, Weather, Food and Wine General—13 Oct 06

Make TourCrafters' Winter Riviera Packages Attractive Libertyville, IL, October 11, 2006/eTN - It may not be the Caribbean, but the weather on the French and Italian Rivieras is sunny and mild all winter, the food and wine are wonderful and the prices are

S&P Money Market Directories Launches Fourth Electronic Directory General—13 Oct 06

Standard & Poor's Money Market Directories, the financial research industry's leading provider of pension fund-related information, today announced the release of its fourth electronic directory—the MMD eDirectory. The MMD eDirectory profiles 61,000 c

Roche Files Herceptin Plus Hormonal Therapy for Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer With European General—13 Oct 06

Roche today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for Herceptin (trastuzumab) as treatment for advanced HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. The application is based on data fro

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap voted one of the Top 10 Hotel General—13 Oct 06

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap: Cambodia's Leading Hotel Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills: USA - California's Leading Hotel Raffles Resort Canouan Island, The Grenadines: St Vincent & the Grenadines' Leading Spa Resort Raffles Hotels & Re

AMD Introduces More Choice to the AMD LIVE!? PC Digital Media Solution General—13 Oct 06

— AMD LIVE! PCs from Dell, Alienware Now Available; New Applications, Enhancements for AMD LIVE!™ Entertainment Suite — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of new AMD LIVE!™ PCs from Alienware and Dell, expanding the selection of

Celebrate your birthday at any of the Royal Princess Larn Luang General—13 Oct 06

Celebrate your birthday at any of the Royal Princess Larn Luang restaurants – Princess Café, The Empress, Mikado or Piccolo and get complimentary birthday cake, Princess wine, Sparkling wine and 600 baht voucher. From now till November 30, thos

Foreign Investments reached 165 billion in 2005 in Asia General—13 Oct 06

According to the UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2006, South-South Investment has reached a record level last year, with Thailand in 8th ranking. The World Investment Report 2006 of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will be


True Group and Microsoft Corporation today announced a joint campaign called "Work & Play on the Move" to promote mobile lifestyles in Thailand. It combines the advanced features of Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with True Move's "Beyond 3G" integrated

Boots Opens 6 Stores at Suvarnabhumi General—13 Oct 06

Boots Retail (Thailand) Limited, the health and beauty specialist from United Kingdom today opens 6 latest retail stores stretching over the world-class Suvarnabhumi international airport. Mr.Ian Hunter, Managing Director of Boots Retail (Thailand) Limite

Australia: BOQ records profit driven by expansion General—13 Oct 06

Bank of Queensland has announced a full-year NPAT for distribution to ordinary shareholders of $82 million for the 2005/06 financial year, an increase of 21% on last financial year, and at the upper end of market expectations. Reporting the first full yea

Suncorp confirms proposal to acquire Promina General—13 Oct 06

Suncorp confirms it has made a conditional proposal to the Board of Promina pursuant to which Suncorp would acquire all the ordinary shares in Promina through a scheme of arrangement. The proposal comprises 0.2618 Suncorp shares and A$1.80 cash per Promin

SWIFT announces 17 deals for SWIFTNet Exceptions & Investigations General—13 Oct 06

Major financial institutions and corporates choose new SWIFTSolution to automate payments-related enquiries SWIFT has announced that 17 financial institutions and two corporates have committed to implement the SWIFTNet Exceptions & Investigations (E&a

KTC invites cardmembers to try 50 hot domestic and overseas travel packages with loads of travel General—13 Oct 06

Mr. Staporn Sirisinha, Senior Executive Vice President, Leisure Marketing Department of “KTC” or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited introduced 50 travel packages to the hottest domestic and overseas destinations which are certain to satisfy

Singapore: ABN AMRO offers overseas mortgage via Lloyds TSB General—13 Oct 06

ABN AMRO and Lloyds TSB has announced an agreement whereby Lloyds TSB will provide its International Mortgage Service to ABN AMRO clients. Under the terms of the agreement, Lloyds TSB’s International Mortgage Service (IMS) will be made available to

Juniper Networks protects customers from new Microsoft vulnerabilities General—13 Oct 06

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) has confirmed its Intrusion Detection and Protection (IDP) security systems and ISG firewall/virtual private network (VPN) systems with IDP offer protection for new Microsoft vulnerabilities announced on October 11. F

Japan: Fitch affirms Kiyo Bank ratings following completion of merger General—13 Oct 06

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Japan-based Kiyo Bank following the merger of Kiyo Holdings' operating banks on 10 October 2006 as follows: Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default ratings ("IDRs") 'BBB-' (BBB minus), Short-term forei

Qatar National Bank scores record-breaking 3Q financial results General—13 Oct 06

H.E. Yousef Hussein Kamal, Chairman of Qatar National Bank (QNB), announced the outstanding financial results achieved by the Bank for the third quarter of 2006, ending September 30th, 2006. H.E. the Chairman said that QNB achieved net profits for the nin

China: Ping An enhances customer service with webMethods General—13 Oct 06

Leading Chinese FSI Using webMethods Fabric to Create a Service-Oriented Architecture That Consolidates Real-time Information to Achieve a Single Customer View webMethods, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEBM) , a leading business integration and optimization software compa

Global polio eradication now hinges on four countries Polio-free countries seek to protect General—13 Oct 06

The world's success in eradicating polio now depends on four countries – Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan – according to the Advisory Committee on Polio Eradication (ACPE), the independent oversight body of the eradication effort. Wit

TRIS Rating Cancels Company Rating of "Sang Som" General—13 Oct 06

TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. has cancelled the company rating of Sang Som Co., Ltd.. The cancellation came at the request of Sang Som since the company does not have any plans to issue debentures in the near future. Therefore, TRIS Rating will no longer monitor

West Clinic Marks Opening of Cancer Center in Singapore General—13 Oct 06

(Memphis-based Cancer Center Partners With Excellence Healthcare-Singapore to Offer World-Class Cancer Care in Southeast Asia) Memphis-based West Clinic, a premiere cancer center, announced today the opening of The West Clinic Excellence Cancer Center in