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Schlumberger Limited

HOUSTON - Wednesday, October 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported third-quarter 2013 revenue of $11.61 billion versus $11.18 billion in the second quarter of 2013, and $10.50 billion in the third quarter of 2012.

Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $1.71 billion—an increase of 12% sequentially and an increase of 24% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, was $1.29 versus $1.15 in the previous quarter, and $1.04 in the third quarter of 2012.

Schlumberger recorded net credits of $0.51 per share in the second quarter of 2013 and charges of $0.02 per share in the third quarter of 2012. Schlumberger did not record any charges or credits in the third quarter of 2013.

Oilfield Services revenue of $11.61 billion was up 4% sequentially and increased 11% year-on-year. ... Read more »
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AMSTERDAM - Thursday, October 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    Double-digit revenue expansion, with growth in all main segments and all regions.
    Platforms & Services revenue up +37%, representing more than half of total revenue growth.
    Secure Transactions up +18%, driven by large digital payment deployments.

Revenue figures above and in this document are for ongoing operations1 and variations are at constant exchange rates except where otherwise noted. Revenue figures including contribution of assets held for sale and variations at historical rates are provided in the appendices of this document. All figures presented in this press release are unaudited.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security today announces its revenue for the third quarter of 2013.

Third quarter 2013 Ongoing operations (€ in millions)
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AirPrint allows Toshiba e-STUDIO users to print wirelessly from iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch devices

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

TOKYO - Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Toshiba TEC (TOKYO:6588), the global leaders in printing and imaging products, solutions and services, today announced that its e-STUDIO2550C/2551C/5055C series of multifunction products (MFPs) now support Apple Inc.’s AirPrint wireless printing offering.

AirPrint allows Toshiba customers to wirelessly print business documents and images from their iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch devices to any of the company’s e-STUDIO2550C/2551C/5055C series products without the need to install any application or printer driver.

iPad or iPhone devices running on iOS 4.2 or one of Apple’s more recent operating systems while integrating at least 3GS technology and iPod touch products using the company’s third generation technology are capable of sending wireless print commands to the aforementi ... Read more »
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ME Newswire / Businesswire

LONDON - Thursday, October 24th 2013

    69% of CP companies still believe emerging Asian markets will be the main engine of both growth and profits over the next three years
    Asia predicted to account for one quarter of the CP market by 2017, and generate 38% of growth
    Disciplined execution needed to deliver consumer value and drive profitable growth

Despite recent reports of slowing growth, emerging Asian markets remain critical to the long term performance of consumer products (CP) companies. However, CP companies must rethink their approach, shaking off traditional mindsets and becoming more responsive if they are to unlock the profitable growth on offer in many markets.

According to Profit or lose, a new report released by EY today, succeeding in emerging Asia is paramount, with the region set to generate 38% of the sector’s growth by 2017 and account for 25% of the CP ... Read more »
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COLOMBES, France - Thursday, October 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced it has successfully refinanced its entire capital structure.

The refinancing includes a bond issue of €190m and a €466m equivalent Term Loan B, split between €260m (denominated in €) and €206m equivalent (denominated in US$). Both bond and loan portions of the offering were significantly oversubscribed by investors. In addition, the Company entered into a €88m Revolving Credit Facility and retained a significant cash balance.

As a result of this transaction, the profile of Oberthur Technologies’ indebtedness has significantly improved:

    New term loans offer benefit of no maintenance covenants and a more flexible documentation.
    Reduced and flexible deb ... Read more »
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TOKYO - Thursday, October 24th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Rakuten, Inc. and Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) announced today that their jointly developed service for women, "Rakuten Kirei ºC Navi,” which provides advice and information on a variety of aspects of beauty based on basal body temperature, received a Good Design Award 2013 from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).

The Good Design Award has served as Japan’s design evaluation and commendation system since 1957, when it was launched by the government of Japan to identify and recognize products with particularly good designs. The Good Design Award covers myriad fields of design and since its inception, about 1,000 awards have been handed out every year over the past 55 years and a grand total of some 38,000 products have received recognition.

Rakuten Kirei ºC Navi enables female consumers to upload to their mobile devices their basal body temperature data measured by a specially designed ... Read more »
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Award-Winning App Enables Guests to Customize and Share Hotel Stays Digitally

MCLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, October 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduces the luxury hospitality segment’s first comprehensive pre check-in feature to its award-winning travel mobile application, Conrad Concierge. All guests at each of the Conrad brand’s 24 hotels worldwide can now find greater customization and convenience at the touch of a button – from selecting pre-arrival amenities to ordering in room dining and enjoying mobile check-out. Since Conrad introduced the platform with check out and amenity pre-selection functionality in November 2012, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

"Use of our Conrad Concierge app among global luxury travelers is on the rise, especially as more guests manage travel accommodations when and how they want through mobile devices,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle bran ... Read more »
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ROSTOCK, Germany - Wednesday, October 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Hilco Global and CBI Industrial Asset Management, the two global leaders in industrial asset management, announced that they are the exclusive firms managing the sale of the world class DMR Produktionsgesellschaft facility in Rostock, Germany. The assets will be offered for sale through a series of auctions and negotiated sales commencing in December 2013. Details can be found on

DMR manufactured large high precision components for companies such as Siemens, MAN Diesel and Nordex in transportation, power generation, marine propulsion and turbine industries. 36 Extremely large ultra-modern state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3D laser and inspection capabilities are housed in 20,000 m2 of unique space with a part capacity of 130 tons.

Both Daniel Gray and Robert Bouland, Managing Directors of Hilco and CBI respectively, stated that this is a historic event and never be ... Read more »
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