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Tourism Bureau's "The Best Trip in the World" Business Editors/Travel Writers

May 24, 2009 10:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- If you've missed the chance to compete for Australia's "Best Job in the World," don't miss the opportunity to win Taiwan's "Best Trip in the World" contest! The Taiwan Tourism Bureau is inviting people from around the world to form their own teams...

HL:Study says Canada's inefficient handling of labour info hurting economy@

May 24, 2009 10:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — A new study says Canada does such a poor job of collecting and sharing labour information that it threatens to deepen the economic pain of the recession.The 226-page report from a special advisory panel headed by Toronto-Dominion Bank chief economist Don Drummond was submitted last week...

GOGL - Interim Results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2009

May 24, 2009 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Golden Ocean Group Limited (the "Company" or "Golden Ocean") reports net income of $16.3 million and earnings per share of $0.06 for the first quarter of 2009. This compares with net income and earnings per share of $53.7 million and $0.19 respectively for the first quarter of 2008. Total operating...

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Tokyo stocks rise despite N. Korea nuclear test+

May 24, 2009 10:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks rose Monday on heavy buying of resource and pharmaceutical shares as well as relief from a weakening yen, shrugging off jitters over North Korea's claimed nuclear test which unnerved other key Asian markets.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average...

Driveline im Brandneuen, Leistungsstarken Mazda3 MPS Business Editors/Automotive Writers

May 24, 2009 10:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOCHIGI, Japan-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 25. Mai 2009-- Mazda hat sich beim brandneuen, leistungsstarken Mazda3 MPS, der in diesem Jahr auf dem Internationalen Automobil-Salon in Genf Premiere feierte, fur das Super LSD Sperrdifferenzial von GKN Driveline entschieden.Der Mazda3 MPS mit Frontantrieb wird...

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Singapore prices fall 0.7 percent in April, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 24, 2009 9:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's consumer prices fell in April for the first time in three years as a collapse in crude oil reduced transportation costs.The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in the 12 months through April, down from a 1.6 percent rise in the 12 months to March, the statistics...

Thailand's economy shrinks 7.1 percent in Q1, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 24, 2009 9:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's economy shrank 7.1 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, battered by a drop in exports and slump in tourism, the government said Monday.It was the biggest decline since the 1998, when Thailand was struggling to extricate itself from the Asian financial crisis,...

Mainland China reports 3 new swine flu cases, AS

May 24, 2009 9:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Health authorities on Monday confirmed three new cases of swine flu on mainland China, bringing the number of people sickened with the H1N1 virus to 11.A Beijing man who arrived on an Air Canada flight last Thursday after visiting relatives in Toronto for about a month became the...

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2ND LD: Global economy likely to recover, but only moderately: Shirakawa+

May 24, 2009 9:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANAZAWA, Japan, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO, TO BE LED WITH SHIRAKAWA'S PRESS CONFERENCE)Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said Monday the sharp deterioration in the global economy is starting to level out, but severe conditions are likely to continue for the time being and the...

India's Bharti Airtel renews merger talks with MTN

May 24, 2009 9:38 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's Bharti Airtel Ltd. and South Africa's MTN Group Ltd. have renewed merger talks, possibly opening the way for the creation of an emerging markets mobile phone giant with $20 billion in combined revenues, the companies said in statements Monday.Bharti would acquire a 49...

3RD LD: N. Korea announces nuclear test, S. Korea confirms quake+

May 24, 2009 9:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING, ADDING INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE)North Korea announced Monday it has successfully carried out its second underground nuclear test, prompting South Korea and Japan to call for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.In an announcement over the official...

European markets flat, Asia gains

May 24, 2009 9:33 pm | by DAVID McHUGH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — European stocks searched for direction Monday, closing little changed amid ongoing concerns about the sustainability of recent market gains. Asian shares rose, shrugging off reports of a nuclear test by North Korea.Germany's DAX index of blue chips closed down 0.3 percent at 4918.45,...

Telefongesellschaft htp erweitert Onlineangebot um das CM4all OnlineDrive

May 24, 2009 9:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KOLN, Deutschland & BOSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 25. Mai 2009-- Die Content Management AG (kurz: CM-AG), fuhrender Anbieter im Bereich hochskalierbarer Internet-Anwendungen, freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass die htp GmbH eine individualisierte, deutschsprachige Version des CM4all OnlineDrives...

Oil down to around $61 ahead of OPEC meeting

May 24, 2009 8:37 pm | by PABLO GORONDI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil prices fell to around $61 a barrel Monday as investors eyed an OPEC meeting this week and weighed evidence of a global economic recovery.Trading was light because U.S. markets are closed Monday for Memorial Day.Benchmark crude for July delivery was down 62 cents to $61.05 a barrel by...

LEAD: Global economy likely to recover, but only moderately: Shirakawa+

May 24, 2009 8:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANAZAWA, Japan, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO FROM 3RD TO 5TH GRAFS, TO BE LED)Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said Monday the sharp deterioration in the global economy is starting to level out, but severe conditions are likely to continue for the time being and the recovery is...

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