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AFF 2011 Concludes with New Participation Record
More than 1,700 participants from over 30 countries and regions took part in the fourth Asian Financial Forum (AFF), which ended today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The total marks a new AFF attendance record ACN Newswire

International Designers Celebrated at Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza
Four internationally renowned fashion designers showcased their latest collections last night at the Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza. Financial Secretary John Tsang officiated at the exclusive presentation of fashion and lifestyle, which took place atthe Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ACN Newswire

SGX Enhances Market Access with Continuous All-day Trading
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is enhancing access to companies listed on SGX by introducing continuous all-day trading from 9.00am to 5.00pm. SGX trading hours will therefore overlap more with those of other Asian exchanges, allowing investors who trade pan-Asian securities to respond to regional market movements and news flow ACN Newswire

A Solid Second Quarter for Singapore Exchange
Singapore Exchange (SGX) today announced an adjusted net profit of $81.7 million for the second quarter of its financial year 2011, up 14% from $71.8 million year-on-year.Revenue rose 14% to $172.2 million primarily due to increased trading activities in the securities market. Adjusted[2] return on equity was 11.3% (11.1%) and the earnings per share was 7.66 cents (7.24 cents) ACN Newswire

NEC to Attend Mobile World Congress 2011
NEC Corporation (NEC) announced today that it will attend the Mobile World Congress 2011 at the Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona February 14 - 17, 2011 ACN Newswire

NEC Markets Award Winning VLSI Design Software Suite, CyberWorkBench in North America
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today to market its award-winning C and SystemC synthesis VLSI design suite, "CyberWorkBench" (CWB), in North America. NEC is partnering with EDATechForce, LLC for local distribution ACN Newswire

Rainbow Light Turns 30 and Encourages Those Age 30 and Up to Get Smart About Bone Health at Its Mobile Bone IQ Center
Rainbow Light will launch a nationwide tour in January with its Mobile Bone IQ Center, offering free bone density testing and education about the importance of bone loss prevention. MarketWire

Taleo Sets Date to Release Fourth Quarter 2010 Results
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced today that its fourth quarter 2010 financial results will be released after the market closes on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011. MarketWire

Ford Edge Is Domestic Vehicle of the Year for 2010 Performance, the nation's most popular car leasing marketplace, announced today its report on the vehicles, brands and categories with the most growth during 2010 in the car leasing marketplace. Domestic brands such as Ford and Cadillac made the biggest jump in demand and transactions on during 2010. The Ford Edge won domestic car of the year from LeaseTrader MarketWire

Collection Agency to Exhibit at One of the Largest Dental Trade Shows in the Country
American Profit Recovery, a collection agency based in Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina has announced they will once again exhibit at Yankee Dental Congress (YDC), January 27-29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. American Profit Recovery can be found at booth 1231 during the three-day event. MarketWire

Wellness Ingredients Emerge From the Past to Find New Life in the Modern Culinary World
Revitalizing one's physical wellbeing through diet rather than doctor prescribed medications or supplements has pushed foods fortified with health boosting properties to the forefront of consumer culinary demands, according to the "Wellness Ingredients: Culinary Trend Mapping Report" from the Center for Culinary Development (CCD) and leading market research publisher Packaged Facts. MarketWire

Microholdings US, Inc. Appoints New Interim President, Mr. Jerry Coley for the Racers Edge, Inc.
Microholdings US (PINKSHEETS: MCHU), an acquisition and holding company, announced today that it has appointed long time Drag Racing legend Jerry Coley as the Interim President of The Racers Edge, Inc. Microholdings US is a Public Holding Company positioned for new mergers and/or acquisitions MarketWire

Spigit Expands With the Appointment of Dr. James Gardner to Lead New International Operations Team
Spigit, the leader in innovation management software, announced it has selected a new senior executive to run its international operations. Joining the company is Dr. James Gardner, who will fill the role of General Manager and be responsible for representing and delivering Spigit's idea management solution to customers based outside North America. MarketWire

Lighthouse Computer Services Joins Actifio Partner Program
Lighthouse Computer Services, one of Rhode Island's fastest growing technology companies, today announced that it has joined the Actifio Partner Program as an Actifio reseller MarketWire

InsWeb to Report Fourth Quarter 2010 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on February 7th
InsWeb Corp. (NASDAQ: INSW), a leading online insurance comparison provider, announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 on Monday, February 7, 2011 after the close of market. MarketWire

How Flavorful Is Your City?
(Family Features) The new year brings a renewed focus on overall wellness and flavorful, healthy eating. So, McCormick & Company, Inc., the leading brand of spices and herbs, has identified America's top 10 "Super-Spiced" cities based on consumption of "Super Spices MarketWire

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