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International News on July 18, 2012

UK Prime Minister David Cameron makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
The surprise visit of David Cameron is an attempt to boost the morale of UK troops in Afghanistan Andhra News

World celebrates International Mandela Day as Nelson turns 94 today
Anti-Apartheid icon Nelson Mandela turns 94 today. Birthday wishes pour in from around the world Andhra News

US man Val Patterson writes self-written obituary
Makes confessions such as being banned from Disneyland, having not earned a PhD amongst others; Funeral home's website crashes as his confession video goes viral on internet Andhra News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made ‘marshal’ of the military
Kim Jong-un is already the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army. Andhra News

Syria Defence Minister General Rajha and Deputy Defence official Shawkat dead in suicide bomb attack
Blast takes place inside national security building in Damascus Andhra News

United Nations to vote on Syria resolution
Syrian opposition seeks UN interference, says it will find newer ways to confront President Bashar if UN fails Andhra News

Bank of America Reports Second-Quarter 2012 Net Income of $2.5 Billion or $0.19 Per Diluted Share
Bank of America Corporation today reported net income of $2.5 billion, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss of $8.8 billion, or $0.90 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2011. The year-ago quarter included a total of $18 Business Wire India

REC Receives Global Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan for Solar Industry
Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), the largest European supplier of solar modules, has been honored with Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in the solar power market Business Wire India

Barco Expands Family of LED Video Walls with New Industry-Standard Series
Barco, a leader in control room visualization solutions, introduces the new OverView M series of LED-lit rear-projection video walls. This new series joins the existing OverView O series, allowing Barco to offer every customer the video wall solution that best suits his or her needs Business Wire India

WNS Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings, Departure of CFO
WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced results for the 2013 fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2012 and the resignation of Alok Misra, the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Highlights: GAAP Financials -- Revenue of $107.8 million, down 14.2% from $125 Business Wire India

Cegedim Relationship Management and IMS Health Expand Cooperation
Cegedim Relationship Management and IMS Health has announced that they will expand their existing partnership to offer analytic, implementation and support services in support of the award winning* Mobile Intelligence cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) suite Business Wire India

Round Table Pizza is First to Expand into Mongolia with Ten Restaurant Development Agreement
Round Table Pizza, an American pizza restaurant icon known for gourmet quality and fresh innovation, has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Mongolia International Food Holding to develop 10 restaurants in Mongolia Business Wire India

BIO India International Conference to Bring Global Biotechnology Industry Leaders to Mumbai
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual BIO India International Conference will be held September 12-13 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India Business Wire India

Phyton Biotech Receives CEP for Paclitaxel API Produced by Plant Cell Fermentation
Phyton Biotech, a global supplier of high quality paclitaxel and docetaxel API, has been granted a Certificate of suitability to European Pharmacopeia (CEP) by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM) for its paclitaxel active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) produced from plant cell fermentation Business Wire India

DTS and Samsung Partner to Deliver Superior Audio Experience to Premium Smart TVs
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, has announced a collaboration with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd to integrate DTS’ audio solution into select models of Samsung’s 2012 premium Smart TV line Business Wire India

Huron Consulting Group Expands Global E-Discovery Offerings with India Document Review and Data Operations Facility
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, has announced the expansion of its discovery offerings with a document review center and data operations team in India. The Company offers around-the-clock global discovery support with 1,500 seats at nine locations across the U.S., U.K Business Wire India

FlexTrade Wins Best Algorithmic Trading Technology Vendor Award for FX
FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has announced it has been named “Best Algorithmic Trading Technology Vendor” in the foreign exchange markets by FX Week. Business Wire India

Lord Peter Levene to Join Starr International as Vice Chairman
Starr International Company, Inc., the global insurance organization, has announced the appointment of Lord Peter Levene as a Director of the company and its Vice Chairman. Business Wire India

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