Friday, April 3, 2009

China Life Ins Co

Power pick of the day: China Life Ins Co (LFC) trading at USD 52.49.

  • 52-wk range: USD 33.45 - 69.25
  • EPS: 0.00
  • P/E Ratio:
  • Market Cap: 37.990B
  • Average Daily Volume: 1,912,460

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Shin Kong says ING Life wins bid to buy property Reuters L) said recently it would sell most of its Taiwan insurance business to China Life (2823.TW) in a bid to help shore up its position at home. [ID:nTP221645] US-based American International Group (AIG.N) and Dutch firm Aegon (AEGN. [via Reuters on 2009-04-03T10:05:44Z]

FOXBusiness Headquartered in Beijing, China, China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (China Life, NYSE: LFC) is China's leading life insurance company. As of December 31, 2008, China Life had about 716000 exclusive agents, over 12600 direct sales representatives, [via FOXBusiness on 2009-04-01T11:54:12Z]

Huijin approved to acquire 38 pct equity of Xinhua Life Insurance (press release) Insurance industry starts to feel downward pinch in China Xinhua China's insurance industry to face negative premium growth Trading Markets (press release) Reuters - Trading Markets (press release)all 29 news articles [via on 2009-04-01T12:04:14Z]

China shares extend rally on Wall Street gains Boston Globe China shares rise, ending March up 14 percent Forbes Report's optimism gives market a boost Shanghai Daily China Knowledge Online - Bloombergall 334 news articles [via Bloomberg on 2009-03-31T09:39:22Z]

CNinsure to Acquire Additional Interests in Two Insurance Agencies FOXBusiness CNinsure's distribution network reaches many of China's most economically developed regions and affluent cities. The Company distributes a wide variety of property and casualty and life insurance products underwritten by domestic and foreign insurance [via FOXBusiness on 2009-04-01T02:17:55Z]

Allianz China Life to focus on insurance with protection China Knowledge Online, Singapore Apr. 3, 2009 (China Knowledge) - Shanghai-based Allianz China Life Insurance Co Ltd, a 51:49 joint venture (JV) between German financial services conglomerate Allianz Group and China's financial institution CITIC Trust Co Ltd, will focus on [via China Knowledge Online on 2009-04-03T01:03:00Z]

Business Wire (press release), CA Both of Jingfang’s primary products are included in the National Medical Insurance Catalogue, which helps create consistent product demand in China’s healthcare marketplace. Tongjitang Chinese Medicines Company, through its operating subsidiaries [via Business Wire (press release) on 2009-04-02T20:02:53Z]

China Life Eyes Overseas M&A, To Diversify Local Operations China Life '08 Net Profit Dn 45% On Investment Losses Wall Street Journal China Life says won't be intimidated by risks in investment Xinhua Trading Markets (press release) - China Dailyall 63 news articles [via Reuters on 2009-03-26T03:57:20Z]

are going to get cheaper, said Stephen Halmarick, Sydney- based head of investment markets research at Colonial, which holds about $90 billion in assets, and Yuuki Sakurai at Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Tokyo, which holds $54 billion. [via Bloomberg on 2009-04-03T10:23:33Z]

ING plans to sell one of its two insurance JVs in China China Knowledge Online BestWeek Asia/Pacific Examines China LifeĆ¢€™s Investment Strategy (Pressemitteilung) all 10 news articles [via FOXBusiness on 2009-03-31T05:02:12Z]

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dj Bnym Bel Adr I

Power pick of the day: Dj Bnym Bel Adr I (BKBE) trading at USD 15.99.

  • 52-wk range: USD 10.53 - 21.44
  • EPS:
  • P/E Ratio:
  • Market Cap:
  • Average Daily Volume: 0

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Northwest Nat Gas

Power pick of the day: Northwest Nat Gas (NWN) trading at USD 43.13.

  • 52-wk range: USD 36.61 - 55.23
  • EPS: 2.614
  • P/E Ratio: 16.61
  • Market Cap: 1.143B
  • Average Daily Volume: 208,166

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FOXBusiness NW Natural is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and serves more than 660000 residential and business customers in Oregon and southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest, and recognized its 150th year [via FOXBusiness on 2009-04-01T05:49:43Z]

Plentiful gas reserves a natural choice WA Business News (subscription), Australia Despite these massive resources, Australia still only has two LNG projects - the North West Shelf operated by Woodside, and Darwin LNG operated by ConocoPhillips. Currently, only 9 per cent of Australia's power is generated by natural gas, [via WA Business News (subscription) on 2009-04-01T03:47:32Z]

*TOP NEWS* North American Power and Natural Gas Reuters UK, UK <0#UXX:> -US Northwest River Forecast - NWRFC [via Reuters UK on 2009-04-01T12:49:28Z]

PR Newswire (press release), NY Williams, through its subsidiaries, finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. Williams' operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, and Eastern Seaboard. More information is available at [via PR Newswire (press release) on 2009-04-01T13:16:50Z]

Nuclear power inches back into energy spotlight USA Today Unlike power plants fueled by coal and even cleaner natural gas, nuclear reactors emit none of the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Obama strongly favors capping global-warming emissions from fossil fuel plants, which would boost [via USA Today on 2009-03-30T05:42:42Z]

Natural Gas Prices Dropping CBS 21 all 2 news articles [via Hillsboro Argus - on 2009-03-24T20:57:08Z]

Company signs up first electricity customer Belfast Newsletter, UK The firm has already connected more than 90 per cent of the large industrial and commercial companies in 10 towns along the North-West and South-North pipelines to natural gas. Norbev has a 50000 sq ft production facility and employs more than 80 [via Belfast Newsletter on 2009-04-01T11:03:10Z]

10-K: COASTAL CARIBBEAN OILS & MINERALS LTD MarketWatch (press release) From the $384000, $255000 was paid to cover the costs of drilling the first well to test a shallow natural gas prospect in Valley County, Montana and $129000 was paid to cover associated lease rentals. Western Standard would have had an interest in the [via MarketWatch (press release) on 2009-03-30T17:43:12Z]

BHP Billiton produces oil and gas from Shenzi field Energy Business Review BHP Billiton has announced first oil and natural gas production from the Shenzi development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The tension leg platform has a nominal capacity of 100000 barrels of oil per day and 50 million cubic feet per day of natural [via Energy Business Review on 2009-03-30T10:36:13Z]

Marcellus Shale breakfast talk draws large and curious audience Clarion News, PA By Tom DiStefano, Clarion News Writer CLARION - Talk of developing the Marcellus shale natural gas deposit has generated a lot of excitement across the state, but just how much activity may appear in Northwest Pennsylvania still an open question. [via Clarion News on 2009-03-19T10:58:00Z]

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Visa Inc.

Power pick of the day: Visa Inc. (V) trading at USD 53.85.

  • 52-wk range: USD 41.78 - 89.84
  • EPS: 0.68
  • P/E Ratio: 79.78
  • Market Cap: 41.895B
  • Average Daily Volume: 9,181,490

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Schaeffers Research, OH by Elizabeth Harrow ( 3/30/2009 9:25 AM Today's column includes a downgrade for BB&T Corporation (BBT), an earnings miss for Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM), viability concerns for DryShips Inc. (DRYS), and a bullish opinion on Visa [via Schaeffers Research on 2009-03-30T13:36:07Z]

Fifth Third to Sell 51% Stake in Its Payment Unit to Advent Wall Street Journal Advent, which has invested in payment-processing businesses in five countries, emerged as a lead bidder after Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. dropped out. Only nine US banks have received more federal money than Fifth Third, the nation's 14th-largest [via Wall Street Journal on 2009-03-30T04:04:49Z]

Visa shares could trade up to the $70s - Barron's Reuters NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - Visa Inc (VN) could see its earnings and shares rise as US consumers increase their use of credit and debit cards for every-day and big-ticket purchases, Barron's reported on Sunday. Visa shares closed at $54.25 on Friday [via Barron's - Reuters on 2009-03-29T18:27:14Z]

Dallas ISD, area firms sought hundreds of worker visas amid job losses Dallas Morning News, TX Visa requests with the Labor Department don't always translate into jobs, but the filings are the only way to check a company's intentions. Companies don't have to report how many foreign employees they have, and most don't give out those numbers. [via Dallas Morning News on 2009-03-30T07:30:33Z]

Corporate Scorecard 2009 The American Lawyer And 30 percent of 2008's proceeds were attributable to the year's only truly noteworthy IPO, the $17.9 billion debut of Visa, Inc. (The offering was handled by White & Case on the issuers side and Davis Polk & Wardwell on the underwriters side. [via The American Lawyer on 2009-03-30T13:06:24Z]

Visa and Emirates NBD Partner to Grow Debit business in the UAE Zawya all 3 news articles [via AME Info on 2009-03-30T08:37:28Z]

Business Wire (press release), CA (BUSINESS WIRE)--Dave DeWalt, president & CEO at McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) will present a keynote address at Global Security Summit in Washington DC, on Thursday, March 19. security. He will highlight the need for a strategic approach Visa Global [via Business Wire (press release) on 2009-03-16T19:43:01Z]

Trading Markets (press release), CA Endorsed by all the major card brands - Visa Inc., mastercard Worldwide, Discover Financial Services, American Express and JCB -- the PCI DSS mandates rigorous requirements for protecting cardholder data and requires any organization that stores, [via Trading Markets (press release) on 2009-03-30T07:12:46Z]

Heartland Gets Hedge-Fund Investment And Warns Rival Processors Digital Transactions Visa pilots new payment card security initiatives ARNnet Gartner: No need for companies to drop Heartland, RBS WorldPay [via Computerworld on 2009-03-23T04:03:38Z]

Computerworld, MA By Jaikumar Vijayan March 17, 2009 (Computerworld) Visa Inc. last week removed breached payment processors Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and RBS WorldPay Inc. from its list of companies that are compliant with the PCI data-security rules. [via Computerworld on 2009-03-17T19:45:39Z]

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