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General Press Release : 05 Nov 2008

RSTA invites public to join Erawan Shrine’s worship General—05 Nov 08

On the occasion of 52th Anniversary of the establishment of the Erawan Shrine (San Phra Phrom), Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) invites Thai people and foreigners joining the annual Brahman Erawan Shrine’s worship ceremony to express

AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008 General—05 Nov 08

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Tata Communications Launches New Vulnerability Management Service (VMS) With General—05 Nov 08

- VMS to Improve Security and Ensure Compliance for Organizations Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications today announced the global availability of its Vulnerability Management Service (VMS)

TIECA Study abroad EXPO General—05 Nov 08

TIECA (Thai International Education Consultants Association ) organizes “TIECA Study Abroad EXPO 2008” to promote study opportunities abroad. The aim is to publicize international academic institutions to Thai students, parents & academics .

New Forum to Help Develop Gender and Poverty-Sensitive Energy Policies in Asia-Pacific General—05 Nov 08

Forum launched at meeting on how to bring gender perspective to national energy policies of developing countries Efforts to develop gender- and poverty-sensitive energy policies in Asia and the Pacific received a boost today when experts and policy

HSBC supports new government SME loan guarantee scheme General—05 Nov 08

HSBC welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s move to enhance its SME Loan Guarantee Scheme and will continue to be a participating lending institution in the Scheme. Vincent Cheng, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited,

Shinsei Bank to open new branch in Machida General—05 Nov 08

Shinsei’s 36th branch to open in front of Machida Station (Odakyu Line) Shinsei Bank, Limited, announced that it will open the “Machida Financial Center” in Machida City, Tokyo, on Thursday, December 4, 2008. The new branch will be

Commonwealth Bank reduces home loan interest rates by 0.58% General—05 Nov 08

The Commonwealth Bank announced that it was reducing its standard variable home loan interest rate by 0.58% pa. This cut in home loan interest rates follows the Bank's previous interest rate cut of 0.21% p, which became effective from 30 October 2008.

SCB advised CITIC Bank, CMB on their first securitisation deals General—05 Nov 08

Standard Chartered maintains its leadership in China’s securitisation market China CITIC Bank (“CITIC Bank”) and China Merchants Bank (“CMB”) completed their first-ever collateralised loan obligations (“CLO”)

Julius Baer opens investment advisory office in Jakarta General—05 Nov 08

Julius Baer, Switzerland’s leading dedicated wealth manager, has opened an investment advisory office in Jakarta: PT. Julius Baer Advisors Indonesia. This step marks another milestone in Julius Baer’s strategy to expand its footprint in key

AlBaraka Islamic Bank selects Misys Equation and Trade Innovation General—05 Nov 08

AlBaraka Islamic Bank has announced that it has selected Misys Equation and Misys Trade Innovation for implementation across its 20 branches in Pakistan. The new contract builds on a number of previous contracts with the AlBaraka Banking Group (ABG) and

Fitch affirms Nomura & revises outlook to negative General—05 Nov 08

Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on Nomura Holdings Inc. (NHI) and Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (Nomura Securities), and revised the Outlooks to Negative from Stable on their Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs). This action follows the

Hungary's IMF package unlikely to have positive impact on bank ratings General—05 Nov 08

Moody's Investors Service said that it expects the EUR20 billion package made available to Hungary by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Union and the World Bank to support the government's efforts to alleviate the stress experienced in

WHO gets foreign aid for DRC victims, but more needed to curb health General—05 Nov 08

Increasing quantities of medical supplies are being provided by foreign governments to save lives in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more support to meet urgent health needs. The Government of

Concordian International School and Sodexo cook up healthy nutritious meals for the next generation General—05 Nov 08

Concordian International School was preparing to move to a new purpose-built, high-tech campus in order to provide the best facilities and environment for their students. Progressive and modern, it matches the School’s aim to deliver a world-class