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Indian Commerce Secretary says US visa law breaches GATS
Indian Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar has claimed that the visa laws of the United States for skilled-workers are essentially targeting India, and has caused plenty of heartache to tech firms in Bangalore, Mumbai and the suburb of Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. ANI

Five-day Punjab International Trade Expo begins in Amritsar
The five-day long Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) began here on Wednesday. ANI

Mitsubishi Motors Conducts Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for New Factory at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today conducted a Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for a new third factory of its Thailand producer and distributor, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) at the site where the new factory is to be built in at the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in Chonburi province ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi Motors and the Thai Government Agree on Joint Study for Testing of the i-MiEV for the Popularization of Electric Vehicles in Thailand
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and the government of Thailand announced today that they agreed to start joint study for fleet testing of electric vehicles (EV). MMC, through its local producer and distributor Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh), will begin initiatives for future market introduction of the i-MiEV new-generation EV ACN Newswire

Growing Demand for Environmental Services in Pearl River Delta
The surge in demand for environmental services in the Pearl River Delta region (PRD) will generate huge business opportunities for Hong Kong companies, according to a research report released by the Hong Kong Development Council (HKTDC) today ACN Newswire

Toyota to Boost Thai and Argentine IMV Production Capacity
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it will increase Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) production capacity in Thailand and Argentina in response to expanding demand, particularly in emerging countries such as in Asia and the Middle East.Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Develops Hybrid Energy Harvesting Device for Generating Electricity from Heat and Light
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light. With this single device, it is possible to derive energy from two separate sources, which previously could only be handled by combining individual devices ACN Newswire Video News Alert for Seafield Resources (SFF - TSX.V) - Seafield Reports 1.75 Grams Per Tonne Gold over 94 Metres in Trench Channel Samples from Columbia's video news alert discusses Seafield Resources' Quinchia gold project in the department of Risaralda, Columbia.Seafield Resources, symbol SFF on the TSX Venture Exchange halted their stock last Thursday, pending news from thefirst three drill holes at their Miraflores property in Columbia ACN Newswire

Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share payable on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 23, 2011 to stockholders of record as of March 2, 2011. Applied Materials, Inc ACN Newswire

Workers Rely on Recruitment Consultancies when Job Searching
Robert Walters PLC (LSE: RWA), one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, recently published its Employee Insight Survey (EIS) demonstrating that the use of recruitment consultancies and online job boards are increasing, whilst the use of traditional media advertising is declining ACN Newswire

The Luxury Consumer & What They Value Most -- The Essence of Lifestyle Branding Is to Align What Your Customer Values With Your Brand Values, Unity Marketing Reports
VALUE -- It's luxury's new 'black.' Value is what everyone wants, but few understand exactly how to deliver MarketWire

Hakon Invest's principal owner ICA-handlarnas Förbund requests conversion of C shares
Hakon Invest's principal owner ICA-handlarnas Förbund has made a decision to convert its holding of non-dividend paying C shares in Hakon Invest into dividend-paying common shares GlobeNewswire

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