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Singapore Scientists Find Genes Associated with Glaucoma, A Major Cause of Eye Blindness
Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people. PACG affects 15 million people worldwide, 80% of whom live in Asia ACN Newswire

SDK Publishes "CSR Report 2012"
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has published "CSR Report 2012" detailing its wide-ranging activities based on the principles of corporate social responsibility.The report consists of a PDF-based full report that provides details of SDK's CSR activities in 2011 and future plans, and a printed version that focuses on SDK's products/technologies and its relations with society ACN Newswire

Zhong An Announced 2012 Interim Results
Zhong An Real Estate Limited ("Zhong An" or the "Group"; stock code: 672), one of the leading PRC property developers in Pan Yangtze River Delta region, announces the unaudited operating results of the Company and together with its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the six-month period ended 30 June 2012 (the "period under review") ACN Newswire

King of the Mountain Swinton Crowned in St. Moritz
A fantastic Final battle between two-time event winner Mathieu Richard and Keith Swinton was won by the young Australian whilst Pierre-Antoine Morvan gave his overall Alpari World Match Racing Tour challenge a boost with a third-place finish today.Light and shifty Maloja winds held out just long enough on Lake St ACN Newswire

FormFactor Agrees to Acquire MicroProbe
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Astria Semiconductor Holdings, Inc., the parent company of MicroProbe, Inc., a leading provider of advanced SOC wafer test solutions. Under the terms of the merger agreement, FormFactor will acquire MicroProbe for $100 million in cash and $16.8 million in stock, subject to customary adjustments MarketWire

Online Bingo Refer a Friend Scheme Exceeds Expectations
Online Bingo site Boylebingo.com has launched a "refer a friend" scheme this week. The uptake has exceeded expectations so far, which is not surprising given that the initiative was requested by the site's regular players. MarketWire

Galapagos creates new warrant plans
Galapagos NV (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: GLPG)announcedtoday that its Board of Directors created 530,140 warrants under a newwarrantplan for the benefit of employees, directors and independent consultantsof theCompany and its subsidiaries. MarketWire

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited: VLCCF - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (the"Company") announces that its 2012 AnnualGeneral Meeting will be held on September 21, 2012. A copy of the Notice ofAnnual General Meeting and associated information including the Company'sAnnualReport on Form 20-F for 2011 can be found on our website atwww.knightsbridgetankers.com and attached to this press release. MarketWire

FRO - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012
Frontline Ltd. (the "Company") announcesthat its 2012 Annual General Meetingwill be held on September 21, 2012. A copy of the Notice of Annual GeneralMeeting and associated information including the Company's Annual Report onForm20-F for 2011 can be found on our website at http://www.frontline.bm andattached to this press release. MarketWire

Strategic Workforce Planning to Be Discussed at SuccessFactors' Free Business Webinar
SuccessFactors, an SAP company and Business Execution software specialist, will be holding a business webinar to discuss strategic workforce planning. The webinar, titled Understand your future skills requirements with Strategic Workforce Planning, will take place at 14.00 (Sydney time) on Thursday 6th September. MarketWire

SouthGobi Resources Notified That Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. and Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco) Agree to Terminate Proportional Takeover Bid for SouthGobi Resources
SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (TSX: SGQ)(HKSE: 1878) ("SouthGobi") was notified today that Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., and Chalco have agreed to terminate the lock-up agreement between them, including Chalco's obligation to make a proportional takeover bid for up to 60%, but not less than 56% of the common shares of SouthGobi MarketWire

Turquoise Hill and Chalco Agree to Terminate SouthGobi Lock-Up Agreement and Proportional Takeover Bid Due to Approvals Timeframe
Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX: TRQ)(NYSE: TRQ)(NASDAQ: TRQ) today announced the termination of the lock-up agreement entered into with Aluminum Corporation of China Limited ("Chalco") on April 1, 2012 pursuant to which Turquoise Hill agreed to tender its shares in SouthGobi Resources Ltd MarketWire

Banking Experts to Attend Innovation Summit in Dubai to Discover the Future of Banking Technology
Expotrade, the global conference and event organizer, announces, Cutting-edge technology will be the focus of the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit on 1-2 October 2012, where over 200 banking and finance professionals will convene in Dubai in an effort to transform the future of banking in the Middle East. MarketWire

CNH Opens New Branch in Uzbekistan
CNH International, a subsidiary of CNH Global, a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment industry and part of Fiat Industrial, recently opened to the public its new facility in the Akaltyn district, which is located in the Syrdarya region -- a key agricultural area in Central Uzbekistan. MarketWire

TV5MONDE renews and expands managed services contract with Ericsson
MarketWire

Build Your Insurance Coverage Gradually and Reap Rewards
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 03, 2012) -  Four out of 10 American households with children under 18 report they would have immediate difficulty paying for everyday expenses if the family's breadwinner died today, according to a 2010 Life Insurance Ownership Study from LIMRA, an insurance industry think tank. MarketWire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Continues to Invest and Expand in Corporate Market with Acquisition of BSI
Acquisition Secures Company's ContentLeadership with Premier InternationalPortfolio of Online Tax News, Analysis, Expertise MarketWire

Kantar Health Promotes Jacombs to Managing Director, APMEA
Kantar Health, a leading healthcare-focused global consultancy and marketing insights company, has promoted Graeme Jacombs to Managing Director of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region. He was previously Deputy Managing Director, APMEA. MarketWire

Sika to introduce leaner and more efficient Group management structures
Sika AG /Sika to introduce leaner and more efficient Group management structures . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Vacon Oyj: SHARE REPURCHASE 3.9.2012
Vacon Plc  ANNOUNCEMENT 3.9.2012 GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth to acquire German TEUTRINE GmbH Industrie Technik
PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire

Key appointment completes Cryptzone's new management team
Gothenburg, 3 September 2012Cryptzone, the European IT security and threat mitigation specialist, today confirmed the appointment of Håkan Saxmo as its Chief Technical Officer.He takes up the post immediately GlobeNewswire

SET goes live with new securities trading technology from Cinnober
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Cinnober have today announced a successful big-bang migration for the Thai bourse's securities trading infrastructure. The new securities trading system, called SET CONNECT, went live on September 3 and is based on Cinnober's high-performance TRADExpress technology. GlobeNewswire

ITCL - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012
Independent Tankers Corporation Limited advises that its 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held on September 21, 2012. A copy of the Notice of Annual General Meeting and associated information including the Company's Annual Report can be found on our website at http://www.itcl.bm/ and attached to this press release. GlobeNewswire

VLCCF - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (the "Company") announces that its 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held on September 21, 2012. A copy of the Notice of Annual General Meeting and associated information including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2011 can be found on our website at www.knightsbridgetankers.com and attached to this press release. GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE: One-month contract extension for Safe Scandinavia at Valhall
BP Norge AS has exercised the first of two remaining one-month options, thereby extending Safe Scandinavia's operations at Valhall until 30th November 2012.The value of the exercised option is approximately USD 9 million. Prosafe is the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation/service rigs. Operating profit reached USD 192.3 million in 2011 GlobeNewswire

Cargotec receives a major order to deliver a fully automated straddle carrier system to Asciano in Australia
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 3 SEPTEMBER 2012 AT NOON (EEST)   Cargotec has received a major order to deliver 44 automated straddle carriers (AutoStrad®) and related automation technology to Asciano's Container Terminal at Port Botany in Sydney, Australia. The deliveries of Kalmar ESC350WA straddle carriers are scheduled between end of 2013 and early 2014 GlobeNewswire

Desitin launches Biofrontera's Ameluz® in Scandinavia
Biofrontera AG /Desitin launches Biofrontera's Ameluz® in Scandinavia. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Talvivaara's liquidity position stable; no personnel reductions being planned
Stock Exchange Release GlobeNewswire

Think Planet! Rezidor launches ambitious energy-saving initiative and targets 25% energy consumption reduction by 2016
Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has launched a group-wide energy-saving initiative: The ambitious and pro-active programme Think Planet targets an energy consumption reduction of 25% by the year 2016 in all Rezidor hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa GlobeNewswire

New orders for BWG Homes August 2012
BWG Homes ASA secured a total net order intake of NOK 309.7 million during August 2012 compared with NOK 281.8 million for August 2011, an increase of 9.9 per cent. The net order intake in August for Segment Norway was NOK 193.8 million (NOK 192.4 million), up 0.7 per cent. The net order intake in August for Segment Sweden was NOK 115.9 million (NOK 89.4 million), up 29.6 per cent. GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA: Veidekke wins contract for commercial building in Ski
Veidekke subsidiary Norske Stålbygg AS has signed a contract with Anthon B Nilsen Eiendom AS to build a combined warehouse and office building for Interfrukt in Ski in Akershus. The value of the contract is NOK 208 million excluding VAT. GlobeNewswire

Novartis data at ERS shows efficacy of once-daily COPD portfolio versus comparators, further establishes dual-bronchodilator QVA149
Novartis International AG /Novartis data at ERS shows efficacy of once-daily COPD portfolio versus comparators, further establishes dual-bronchodilator QVA149 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

East Capital Explorer - Report of repurchase of own shares in East Capital Explorer
East Capital Explorer AB hereby reports that the Company, in accordance with the decision of the Board regarding the utilization of the authorization to repurchase own shares as announced on 7 August 2012, has repurchased 35,059 shares between 27 and 31 August 2012 at an average price of SEK 47.39 per share. GlobeNewswire

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