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PARIS - Sunday, April 21st 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2013 revenue of $10.67 billion versus $11.17 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, and $9.92 billion in the first quarter of 2012.

Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $1.35 billion—a decrease of 6% sequentially but an increase of 4% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, was $1.01 versus $1.08 in the previous quarter, and $0.96 in the first quarter of 2012.

Schlumberger recorded charges of $0.07 per share in the first quarter of 2013 versus $0.06 per share in the previous quarter, and $0.01 per share in the first quarter of 2012.

Oilfield Services revenue of $10.67 billion decreased 5% sequentially but increased 8% year-on-year. Oilfield Services pretax operating income of $2.0 billion decreased 6% sequentially bu ... Read more »
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Cegedim Integrates Compliance Offerings with Concur’s Market-Leading Travel and Expense Management Solution to the Global Market

PARIS - Friday, April 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cegedim Relationship Management today announced a strategic partnership with Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR). The partnership will integrate Cegedim’s OneKey database with Concur’s travel and expense (T&E) management solution to expand both companies’ offerings for the global Life Sciences market. Concur is a leading provider of integrated, next generation T&E management solutions that are trusted by more than 20 million users worldwide.

Partnership Brings Enhanced Compliance Capabilities to Global Market The onset of the U.S. Sunshine Act set a global trend in motion. Now, from across the globe, countries are adopting disclosure and reporting requirements that mirror the stringency and breadth of the U.S. provision.

Cegedim Relationship Management and Concur have devel ... Read more »
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DENVER - Friday, April 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCBB: ASPU), owner of Aspen University Inc., a nationally accredited online postsecondary education company, announced today the closing of its private placement for $4.6mm to 51 institutional and accredited investors. The lead investor in the offering was Sophrosyne Capital LLC, based in New York.

Laidlaw & Company (UK), Ltd., acted as the lead Placement Agent in the offering conducted in the United States and Europe.

"This financing provides validation by the investment community of Aspen’s unique business model; (1) focusing on graduate students, (2) implementing all Internet marketing in-house thereby achieving sub-$1,000 enrollment costs, and (3) transferring that marketing efficiency to our students in the form of $350/credit hour tuition rates,” said Michael Mathews, Chairman & CEO of Aspen Group, Inc.

Mathews continued, "This model is not only the first of it ... Read more »
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PARIS - Friday, April 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.3125 per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on July 12, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 5, 2013.

About Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing approximately 120,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production.

Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston and The Hague, and reported revenues of $42.15 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.slb.com.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Friday, April 19th 2013

Recognition speaks to Quintiles’ Contribution to Vaccines Drug Development

World Vaccine Congress & Expo Washington 2013

For the second consecutive year, Quintiles has been named Best Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in the Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. Presented at the World Vaccine Congress now under way in Washington, D.C., the awards recognize and celebrate individuals, organizations and initiatives which have made significant contributions over the past 12 months.

The Best CRO award is presented to the honored CRO following two rounds of evaluation. First, customers vote for their preferred CRO online prior to the World Vaccine Congress to arrive at a list of five companies per category. Then, a judging panel makes its selection based on information provided in the following criteria:

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Views: 106 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.21.2013

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, April 18th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today launched an US$31.99 million utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant is located in the capital city of Nouakchott and is the largest solar PV plant in Africa. The new facility accounts for 10 percent of Mauritania’s energy capacity and will displace approximately 21,225 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Mauritania’s electricity grid, which is powered mostly by expensive diesel generators, currently has an installed capacity of only144 megawatts, resulting in severe energy shortages. With energy demand increasing by 12 percent annually, the addition of solar power will help meet future electricity shortfalls and supply the energy demand of approximately 10,000 homes. The plant, which consists of 29,826 micromorph thin-film panels, was built using innovati ... Read more »
Views: 98 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.21.2013