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General Press Release : 19 Jan 2007

AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Friday, January 19, 2007 General—19 Jan 07

WICHITA, Kansas: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2006 financial results at 6.30 a.m. (CST), on Thursday, February 8. SKYPE INCREASES... COLOGNE: They kept millions

Bangkok Bank Reports Net Profit of Baht 17.9 Billion General—19 Jan 07

* Pre-tax and pre-provisioning profit increased by 21.8 percent * Net interest margin improved from 2.87 percent in 2005 to 3.13 percent * Gains on sale of investment rose by Baht 4.2 billion or more than five-fold * NPLs improved from 10.9 percent in 200

2 South African pros all set for the "15th Johnnie Walker Classic" at Blue Canyon Country Club General—19 Jan 07

2 South African pros all set for the “15th Johnnie Walker Classic” at Blue Canyon Country Club Phuket, Thailand during March 1-4, 2007 Ernie Els anticipates to win the tournament for third time Compatriot Retief Goosen sets goal for double win

Photo Release: AirAsia in France to accept new Airbus A320s General—19 Jan 07

AirAsia Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes (right) accepts a replica of the 3000th Airbus A320 from Airbus Chief Executive Louis Gallois (left) while France’s Minister of Transport Dominique Perben and Malaysia’s Minister of Transport YB Dat

Beef & Burgundy promotion at Trader Vic's General—19 Jan 07

At the World Famous Trader Vic’s restaurant, Chef Simon and team will preparing a variety of beef dishes from around the world matching with Burgundian wines during the month of February. If you order a Beef & Burgundy main course at any time du

Moody's: Accommodative Monetary Policy Still Needed for Japan's Recovery General—19 Jan 07

Moody's Investors Service indicated that an accommodative monetary policy stance by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is needed in Japan until inflation and nominal economic growth become much more firmly entrenched if the government is to effectively deal with its


Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced the appointment of Stephen Elop to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO). Elop will report directly to Chairman and CEO Scott Kriens, and reporting to Elop will be the leaders of Juni

Photo Release: A World of Flavour at Bumrungrad International General—19 Jan 07

Bumrungrad International launches “A World of Flavour,” the 2007 theme for its Great Chefs Program, now in its 8th year. Bumrungrad invites top chefs from 12 premier hotels to present the cuisine of the hospital’s top patient nationaliti

Among High-Yield Issuers, 31% Are At Risk Of A Downgrade, Article Says General—19 Jan 07

A study of the CreditWatch status and outlook of 1,190 U.S. high-yield issuers identified 136 issuers as potential upgrade candidates, according to an article published today by Standard & Poor's. The article, which is titled "U.S. High-Yield Prospect

Fourth-Quarter 2006 Saw Temporary Halt To Credit Slide, Article Says General—19 Jan 07

Global corporate credit quality reversed its trend of deterioration in the fourth quarter of 2006, with upgrades ending marginally higher than downgrades, according to an article published today by Standard & Poor's. The article, which is titled "Glob

Speculative-Grade Bond Default Rate Decreased In December, Article General—19 Jan 07

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' latest "Global Bond Markets' Weakest Links And Monthly Default Rates" article states that there were two defaults among rated global corporates since the last report, making a total of 29 corporate defaults in 2006,

Fitch Quarterly: Global Banking Positive Bias Highest Since Q105 General—19 Jan 07

Fitch Ratings says in a quarterly report issued today that the overall bias of its bank ratings is increasingly positive with 13.5% of the total carrying Positive Outlook at Q406, compared to 11.9% in Q306. This is the highest since the inception of Fitch

Philip Morris International Announces Agreement to Purchase Majority Stake in Lakson Tobacco General—19 Jan 07

PMI Will Acquire an Additional 50.21% Stake in Lakson Tobacco from Major Shareholders in a Transaction Valued at PKR 20.62 Billion (USD 338.9 Million) Philip Morris International (PMI) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an ad

Moody's acquires 99% stake in Kasnic Credit Rating Indonesia General—19 Jan 07

Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced that it has acquired 99 percent of PT Kasnic Credit Rating Indonesia. The name of the firm will be changed to PT Moody's Indonesia and will operate as Moody's Indonesia. Moody's will have an option to acquire the

ONE FOR YOU – Meeting Package from JW Marriott Bangkok General—19 Jan 07

JW Marriott Bangkok is now offering a special promotion for Business Conference Package from now until March 31, 2007 For every 10 single rooms and/or 10 participants per event booked at the JW Marriott Bangkok during this timeframe, you will receive 1 si

TMB Bank reports 2006 financial results Pre-provisioning profits General—19 Jan 07

TMB Bank reports 2006 financial results Pre-provisioning profits (before extra items) of Bt. 6.5 billion decreased by 18.7% TMB Bank Public Company Limited (TMB) recorded a net loss of Bt12 billion for the 2006 fiscal year as a result of setting aside Bt1

BoNY completes key phase of global corporate trust conversion General—19 Jan 07

The Bank of New York has successfully completed the conversion of the corporate, municipal and global Americas business segments as part of its acquisition of JPMorgan Chase's corporate trust business. The conversion involved more than 40,000 client accou

Bank of America selects G&D for contactless m-payments trial General—19 Jan 07

Bank of America has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide Over The Air (OTA) personalization services as part of a trial to test radio frequency contactless payment companion devices. As contactless cards continue to grow in issuance, the Ba

MasterCard appoints Nancy Karch and Tan Teong Hean to board of directors General—19 Jan 07

MasterCard Incorporated (Nyse: MA) has announced the election of Nancy J Karch and Tan ("TH") Teong Hean to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. With these appointments, the MasterCard Board of Directors is complete and includes eight Class A di

JPMorgan hires David Musto to lead retirement business division General—19 Jan 07

JPMorgan Funds has announced two high-profile new hires aimed to accelerate the firm's focus on capturing asset flows into 401k, IRA and pension accounts. David Musto has joined the firm as a managing director to run the Retirement and Defined Contributio

Wells Fargo reports record net income of $8.48 billion General—19 Jan 07

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported record diluted earnings per common share of $2.49 for 2006, up 11 percent from $2.25 in 2005. Net income was a record $8.48 billion, up 11 percent from $7.67 billion in 2005. For fourth quarter 2006, net incom

Alteon Opens Regional Training Center in Singapore General—19 Jan 07

Alteon Training, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) announced the official opening of its Singapore Training Center today. Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore's minister for Trade and Industry was the guest of honor at the ceremony. The s

Citibank Bahrain launches special CitiGold promotion General—19 Jan 07

Citibank announced the launch of a special CitiGold promotion that gives fabulous free gifts including 42 inch Plasma Televeision sets, Tag Heuer watches, IPODS and Mont Blanc pens to customers who open a CitiGold Wealth Management relationship and subscr

TRIS Rating Affirms "AA-/Stable" Rating for Senior Secured Debentures of General—19 Jan 07

TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. has affirmed the rating of Bt7,500 million senior secured debentures (KEGCO#1) of Khanom Electricity Generating Co., Ltd. (KEGCO) at “AA-” with “stable” outlook. The rating reflects KEGCO’s solid project