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FOSHAN, China - Thursday, 28. March 2024

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Midea Group, the world's largest home appliance supplier, has reported impressive growth and record profits in its 2023 annual report. The company achieved a total revenue of RMB 373.7 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.10%. Concurrently, the net profit attributable to shareholders reached RMB 33.7 billion, a year-on-year increase of 14.10%, marking the largest growth since 2019.

The company's success is attributed to its "Global Impact" strategy, which has resulted in overseas sales accounting for over 40% of its total sales for several years. Midea's products have been exported to over 200 countries and regions worldwide, and it is continuously expanding its overseas manufacturing layout, promoting the construction of manufacturing bases in Indonesia, India, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, and other countries.

Midea's new energy and industrial technol ... Read more »

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WASHINGTON - Thursday, 28. March 2024 AETOSWire  

(BUSINESS WIRE)--MidOcean Energy (“MidOcean”), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) company formed and managed by EIG, a leading institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors, today announced the completion of its previously announced agreement to acquire Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd’s (“Tokyo Gas”) interests in a portfolio of Australian integrated LNG projects.

The acquisition includes Tokyo Gas’ interests in the Gorgon LNG, Pluto LNG and Queensland Curtis LNG projects. The portfolio benefits from experienced operators, including Chevron, Woodside and Shell, and spans the LNG value chain from upstream operations to midstream, liquefaction and sales. As part of the transaction, MidOcean will open an office in Perth, Australia, to support and oversee the projects.

R. Blair Thomas, EIG’s Chairman and CEO said, “We are strong believers in the role of LN ... Read more »

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 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2024:


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Report communicates PMI’s progress, including approximately 33 million estimated users of PMI’s smoke-free products, as well as over 40 percent of management positions held by women and 18 factories & 11 markets declared carbon neutral

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today releases its fifth annual Integrated Report, which outlines the company’s ongoing work to advance toward its 2025 Roadmap goals, with the primary focus on addressing the health impacts of the company’s products.

The 2023 Integrated Report highlights PMI’s continued expansion of smoke-free alternatives in markets worldwide, as well as social and environmental programs deployed with and in parallel to these products—including the deployment of responsible marketing and sales practices and efforts to reduce post-consumer waste. Further, PMI reports its progress toward fostering an empowered and inclusive workplace, improving th ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE)--DC Administration Services, Inc. has today announced the composition of five regional Determinations Committees (DCs), effective from April 27, 2024.

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Thursday, 28. March 2024

Latest automated fluid dispensing solutions offer improved motion, repeatability, and payload.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN) and leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer is proud to announce the new GVPlus and PROX families of automated fluid dispensing products. Both robotic solutions share a focus on motion, workspace, repeatability, payload, setup, and vision technology enhancements.

The new GVPlus automated fluid dispensing solution offers improved repeatability, bigger payloads with simplified setup requirements, and superior vision capabilities. Repeatability is now best-in-class at 8 μm, improving repeatability to ±0.008 mm. Setting up the robot is easier due to a new dual mounting flange that enables a tool payload of up to 4.5 kg (10 lbs).

When paired with the working area of 400 mm x 400 mm, the GVPlus family of fluid dispensin ... Read more »

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SLB and Aker Carbon Capture will combine technology portfolios, expertise and operations platforms to bring carbon capture solutions to market more quickly and more economically

(BUSINESS WIRE)--SLB (NYSE: SLB) today announced an agreement to combine its carbon capture business with Aker Carbon Capture (ACC) to support accelerated industrial decarbonization at scale.

Bringing together complementary technology portfolios, leading process design expertise and an established project delivery platform, the combination will leverage ACC’s commercial carbon capture product offering and SLB’s new technology developments and industrialization capability. It will create a vehicle for accelerating the introduction of disruptive early-stage technology into the global market on a commercial, proven platform. Following the transaction, SLB will own 80% of the combined business and ACC will own 20%.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) sees carbon capture, uti ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE)--SLB (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on April 19, 2024 to discuss the results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2024.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am US Eastern time and a press release regarding the results will be issued at 7:00 am US Eastern time.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (844) 721-7241 within North America or +1 (409) 207-6955 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call and the access code is 8858313.

A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and register for the webcast. Following the end of the conference call, a replay will be available at www.slb.com/irwebcast until May 19, 2024, and can be accessed by dialing +1 (866) 20 ... Read more »

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LONDON - Thursday, 28. March 2024 AETOSWire Print 

U.S. domestic airfare has increased 9% compared to 2019, but lower than 19% increase in U.S. Consumer Price Index over the period
Intra-European airfare up 12% compared to 2019
Transatlantic business class airfare down 3% compared to 2019
U.S. domestic airfare fell 4% between August and December 2023

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cirium, the leading aviation analytics company, analysed airfare trends for 2023, using Cirium FM Traffic. Economy airfare has generally increased since 2023 in North America and Europe, but lower than the U.S. inflation rate.

“While airfare has risen in nominal terms in U.S. and Europe, consumers will appreciate that the increases are less than other consumables,” said Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium. “Cirium’s data teams will continue to monitor the impact on fares of increased c ... Read more »

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Enabling higher quality audio streaming across various applications with lower power and cost

(BUSINESS WIRE)--VeriSilicon (688521.SH) today announced its complete Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) IP solution has achieved full compliance with LE Audio specification, including certifications for the LE Audio protocol stack and Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3). This solution is applicable to mobile phones, Bluetooth earphones including True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones, speakers, and other extensive audio application scenarios. The declaration details can be accessed on Bluetooth SIG’s website by searching for its Qualified Design ID (QDID: 206187).

LE Audio is the new Bluetooth audio technology standard introduced by Bluetooth SIG based on Bluetooth 5.2 and above specifications, aiming to deliver a higher quality audio experience. VeriSilicon’s complete BLE IP solution includes RF IP, baseband IP, software protocol stack, and h ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO - Thursday, 28. March 2024

LambdaTest launched an Employee Resource Group called The Phoenix Project to support and empower its female employees.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- LambdaTest, a leading cloud-based unified testing platform, announced the launch of The Phoenix Project, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) dedicated to supporting and promoting the success of its female employees.

“LambdaTest is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and empowered to reach their full potential,” said Chandini Chopra, VP of People and Culture at LambdaTest. “The Phoenix Project is a critical step towards achieving this goal by providing a platform for professional development, networking, and mentorship, especially for our women employees.”

The Phoenix Project Aims To:

Offer professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and dedicated time off for women ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lifezone Metals Limited (NYSE: LZM) is pleased to announce the closing in escrow of the previously disclosed US$50 million non-brokered private placement of unsecured convertible debentures. These debentures have been issued to a consortium of marquee mining investors, led by Harry Lundin (Bromma Asset Management Inc.) and Rick Rule.

The unsecured convertible debentures bear interest over a 48-month term, payable quarterly, at a rate of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus 4.0% per annum, subject to a SOFR floor of 3.0%. The debentures can be redeemed early by Lifezone, subject to the achievement of certain conditions, at a price of 105% plus interest otherwise payable to the maturity date. Interest is payable quarterly via a mix of cash and shares during the first two years and all in cash during the last two years.

The debentures are convertible into common shares of Lifezone at the option of the holder at a price of US$8. ... Read more »

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SAN MATEO, Calif. - Thursday, 28. March 2024 AETOSWire  

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) announces Jasper, its latest release, which boosts commercial lines agility for P&C insurers with support for layered coinsurance, schedule import, and a new U.S. Bureau Content Solution.* Additionally, expanded HazardHub data for Canada gives insurers deeper property risk insights for underwriting precision. Jasper release will be generally available on April 5, 2024.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240328607054/en/

“Commercial lines insurers face both risk and opportunity. On the one hand, there are economic fluctuations, including inflation, geopolitical complexities, capital limitations, and environmental challenges. On the other hand, the protection gap creates growth opportunities for insurers that innovate to stay ahead of the evolving risk landscape,” said Eug ... Read more »

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