FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--Der deutsche Aktienmarkt hat diese Woche jeden Tag mit einem dicken Minus beendet. Auch das bisherige Jahrestief aus dem März in Folge des Erdbebens in Japan lieferte dem DAX am Berichtstag keine nennenswerte Unterstützung. Seit dem Hoch am Montag hat der DAX bereits 12% seiner Börsenkapitalisierung verloren. EZB-Präsident Jean-Claude Trichet hatte auf der Pressekonferenz nach der Zinssitzung nicht die richtigen Worte gefunden, um die Anleihe- und Aktienmärkte zu beruhigen, hieß es aus dem Handel. …mehr
True Green Led PLC / Key word(s): Energy/ True Green Led PLC (TGQ): Acquires Energie Future NL an Australian alternative energy company which is developing a world class Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project valued at USD241 million DGAP-Media / 04.08.2011 / 16:12 =-------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 August 2011 True Green LED plc to Acquire Energie Future NL Key Points - True Green LED has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of an Australian alternative energy company Energie Future NL which is developing a world class Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project. - As part of the purchase 40,000,000 new ordinary shares will be issued by TGQ. - Energie Future is currently developing an advanced coal to liquids project in Rawlins, Wyoming USA where more than $100 million has been spent to date by Gulf Oil, the US Department of Energy and The Williams Companies Inc on Energie Future's Rawlins project. - The project has been independently valued for the purpose of this transaction. The valuation reported the net asset value is $241m and the fully risk adjusted value has been discounted to $82m. - Energie Future is finalising arrangements to extend its existing JORC resource of 62m tonnes at Rawlins. - Energie Future is also developing a 3,000 barrel per day coal to liquids project. Ultra clean diesel is anticipated to be produced at a cost of less then $30/ barrel. - CO2 produced at the Rawlins site will be available for geo-sequestration as part of an enhanced local oil recovery programme which will further enhance the highly attractive project economics even further. Tue Green LED plc (ISIN:GB00B5KWSD97 and Frankfurt Stock Exchange symbol: TGQ) is pleased to announce that is has entered into a contract to acquire all of the capital of clean energy company Energie Future NL in keeping with the vision of TGQ as a 'green' technology company. Energie Future is developing one of the most advanced Underground Coal Gasification Plants located at Rawlins, USA. Stage 1 is a 3,000 barrel per day project that has been valued by independent experts for this transaction. Net asset value is $241 million and with a risk adjusted at $82 million. Energie Future plans to ultimately produce 50,000 barrels per day at the site. The site has been extensively explored by Raven Ridge Resources Incorporated (www.ravenridge.com), with extensive coal characterisation and resource studies conducted in previous exploration campaigns. Energie Future is finalising contracts which will give Energie Future an initial JORC resource of 62m tonnes in the exploration zone, with additional contiguous areas also with significant exploration potential. Raven Ridge will continue to be responsible for the ongoing coal resource characterisation and reserve development work contemplated at the Rawlins site. Additional contiguous areas have significant exploration potential. Rawlins has been the site of three successful UCG trials. The first two by Gulf Oil and the US Department of Energy and the third by The Williams Companies Inc., the second trial being one of only a handful of commercial scale UCG trials outside of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States, the former USSR). / Acquiring Energie Future will give True Green LED a major advantage over all other companies around the world that are seeking to commercialise the UCG process. The ability to achieve an accelerated time line for the project is due to the existing infrastructure & extensive trials by Gulf Oil and The Williams Companies. Energie Future benefits from over US$100 million that has been invested over a 30 year period in the Rawlins site and has the rights to: - The detailed data from three trials at the site between 1979 and 1995, one of which was a commercial trial which ran for three months with coal consumption of 200 tonnes per day; - An extensive database of UCG operational performance; - Extensive coal target definition, including seismic and drilling to estimate the magnitude and suitability of the coal for UCG; - Detailed design of UCG modules and well bore configuration; - 4 Injection, 1 production and 18 monitoring wells which remain in place and ready to commence gasification; - Extensive environmental work and approvals including environmental baselines which themselves would take 18 months to generate; and - A full commercial feasibility for a UCG base coal to liquids plant and further feasibility study for an Ammonia Plant completed in 1995. Energie Future is planning to have a full feasibility study completed and approvals in place within 24 months and is setting a target to commence commercial production of the gas to liquids plant within 42 months. UCG trials are expected to commence earlier than this. Work will commence shortly on a feasibility study for the detailed design of the 3,000 barrel per day gas to liquids project. This work will be greatly assisted by having access to the previous feasibility studies acquired from The Williams Group. / A 3,000 barrel per day gas to liquids plant will be the first stage of a project that is aimed at having a capacity to reach up to 50,000 barrels per day. The plant will utilise the Small Fixed Bed Fischer Tropsch Process and proprietary catalysts developed by Energie Future's Pittsburgh based partner, Energy Technology Partners LLC. The Small Fixed Bed technology is expected to produce at very competitive capital and operating costs bases. Oil production in Wyoming has been declining for a number of years. The production decline has been slowed through the use of enhanced oil recover (EOR) techniques. CO2 injection is a major contributor to Wyoming's oil production; however the amount of production is limited by the availability of CO2. Energie Future is currently looking for EOR opportunities which would significantly increase its project returns. Mr Somerton, CEO of Energie Future said 'The acquisition of Energie Future by TGQ will give us much improved access to capital to undertake our project and to provide shareholders a market to trade their investment.' About Energie Future and UCG Energie Future NL is a clean energy company which seeks to monetise stranded energy assets by applying proven technologies. Other innovative companies active in this clean coal technology field are Linc Energy, Carbon Energy and Wildhorse Energy. Energie Future is actively developing an ultra clean diesel project using UCG and proprietary Fischer Tropsch gas to liquids technology. Energie Future's technology partners are leaders in the UCG and gas to liquids fields. Energie Future will use innovative technology to monetise otherwise stranded energy assets around the world. Contact: Info@tgled.biz or Rick Somerton Chief Executive Officer Energie Future NL Tel: +61 434 510 507 firstname.lastname@example.org Safe Harbor Statement: The statements contained herein which are not historical are forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward- looking statements, including, but not limited to, certain delays beyond the company's control with respect to market acceptance of new technologies or products, delays in testing and evaluation of products, and other risks detailed from time to time. 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Der schon länger erwartete Service "Find my Mac" hat seine Pforten nun für Entwickler geöffnet. Mit dem Dienst ist es möglich, den eigenen Rechner über ein anderes iOS-Gerät oder den Webbrowser aufzuspüren, wenn es abhanden gekommen sein sollte. Im Gegensatz zu "Find my iPhone" verlässt sich "Find my Mac" auf die Positionserfassung über WLAN-Netze, da Macs nicht mit einem GPS-Empfänger ausgerüstet sind. …mehr
Seit Januar 2010 verantwortet Marc Irmisch als Vice President Small & Medium Enterprises & SoHo das Mittelstandsgeschäft von Telefónica Germany. Im Gespräch mit ChannelPartner erklärt er, was sich für den Handel seitdem geändert hat und was sich weiter ändern wird. …mehr
FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--Der deutsche Aktienmarkt kann die Eröffnungsgewinne nicht halten und hat wieder deutlich ins Minus gedreht. Im Handel ist von sehr hoher Nervosität die Rede, was auch an dem sehr volatilen Geschäft deutlich wird. Die deutlich ins Minus gedrehten US-Futures indizierten derweil eine Wiederaufnahme der Verluste zur Eröffnung der US-Märkte am Nachmittag, heißt es. Gegen 12.29 Uhr verliert der DAX 0,6% oder 37 auf 6.603 Punkte. Vom Tageshoch hat er sich damit um fast 130 Punkte nach unten bewegt. …mehr
Unternehmen fällt der Umstieg auf neue IT-Systeme schwer. Denn schnelle Änderungen führen zum ständigen Hin- und Herschieben von Daten. Datenmigration heißt das Gebot der Stunde. "Es ist erkennbar, dass viele von bestehenden IT-Systemen weg wollen oder müssen. Entweder ist der Umzug zu einem neuen System vonnöten oder es muss ein Versionssprung bewältigt werden. Das wird im Umfeld von Cloud Computing sogar noch zunehmen", sagt Wolfgang Schlegel, IT-Experte von Modcomp. …mehr
PKC Group Oyj 04.08.2011 07:15 =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- PKC Group Oyj INTERIM REPORT 4 August 2011 8.15 a.m. PKC GROUP'S INTERIM REPORT 1-6/2011 -- Consolidated net sales grew 45.4% on the comparison period (1-6/2010), totalling EUR 206.2 million (EUR 141.8 million). -- Consolidated operating profit was EUR 16.7 million (EUR 10.4 million) i.e. 8.1% (7.3%) of net sales. Comparable operating profit without non-recurring items was EUR 18.9 million (EUR 11.0 million), 9.2% (7.8%) of net sales. -- Profit for the report period amounted to EUR 13.9 million (EUR 4.4 million). -- Diluted earnings per share were EUR 0.69 (EUR 0.25). -- Cash flows after investments were EUR 9.1 million negative (EUR 3.2 million negative). -- Gearing was 14.8% (42.1%). -- Equity ratio was 54.3% (47.7%) -- Net liabilities were EUR 18.7 million (EUR 37.1 million). -- PKC Group announced on 28 February 2011 that it had signed an agreement for the purchase of shares in the Segu companies. The requirements of closing have been fulfilled and the closing became effective on April 30, 2011. KEY FIGURES 1-6/11 1-6/10 1-12/10 Net sales, EUR 1,000 206,193 141,839 316,081 Operating profit, EUR 1,000 16,745 10,415 29,689 % of net sales 8.1 7.3 9.4 Profit for the report period, EUR 1,000 13,854 4,438 19,683 Earnings per share (EPS), EUR 0.69 0.25 1.09 ROI,% 27.7 23.8 25.8 Net liabilities, EUR 1,000 18,727 37,085 -2,068 Gearing, % 14.8 42.1 -1.7 Average number of personnel 6,513 4,568 5,039 HARRI SUUTARI, PRESIDENT AND CEO: 'The manufacture of commercial vehicles, tractors and industrial equipment continued to grow in our key market areas in Europe and Brazil. The production of recreation vehicles also continued to grow in Europe and North America. PKC's Wiring Harnesses business continued to grow, by about 15% over the previous quarter. Our customers' volume of orders received during the second quarter for trucks remained at the same level as deliveries. The profitability of the Wiring Harnesses business fell in comparison with the previous quarter as a result of an increase in material and manufacturing costs and a drop in some product sales prices. Production transfers to lower cost factories will be continued according to plan. Deliveries in the Electronics business remained at the level of the previous quarter. Deliveries from Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) continued to grow, but deliveries from Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) fell during the first half of the year. As a result of weakened profitability, special measures to improve profitability will be targeted at the Electronics business. In line with our strategy, our aim is not only organic growth but also through acquisitions.' OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Wiring Harness business European heavy-duty trucks' markets strengthened during the report period. During the first half of the year, the registrations of heavy-duty trucks increased in Europe (the EU countries, Switzerland and Norway) by 56% over the comparison period. All in all, about 120,000 heavy trucks were registered during the first half of the year. During the second quarter, a total of almost 62,000 new heavy-duty trucks were registered. During the second quarter, the number of vehicle orders received by our customers was at about the same level as the number of vehicles delivered to their customers. Deliveries for the full year are forecast to increase to 230,000 - 250,000 vehicles. In Brazil during the first half of the year, our key customers' heavy truck deliveries increased by 20% over the comparison period. The vehicle orders received by our customers were 16% less than volume of customer deliveries during the second quarter, which indicates a turn in growth. The changes in emissions regulations scheduled to enter into force at the end of this year are expected to increase production towards the end of the year. In 2010, about 110,000 heavy-duty trucks were registered in Brazil. The industry expects registrations over the full year to increase by about 10% over the previous year. Deliveries for heavy-duty trucks in North America increased during the first half of the year by approximately 45% compared to the comparison period totalling approximately 93,000 vehicles. Truck manufacturers combined orderbook was about 125,000 heavy duty trucks at the end of June. Deliveries for the full year are forecast to be 180,000-250,000 vehicles. PKC's delivery volumes for recreation vehicle wiring harnesses increased in the first half of the year in North America by 30% over the corresponding period the previous year. Sales of agricultural tractors in Europe increased during the first half of the year by 14% over the comparison period the previous year. Full year sales are forecast to grow by 15%. Sales of construction equipment increased during the first half of the year by 44% in Europe and by 28% in South America over the comparison period the previous year. Full year sales are forecast to grow by 15-25% in Europe and by 10-20% in South America. Production volumes of forestry equipment in Europe increased during the first half of the year by 40% over the comparison period the previous year. Although PKC Group does not have its own wiring harness production in Asia, growing export to Asia by our customers is supporting the growth of PKC's production volumes. Electronics business Demand for electronic subcontracting services remained at the level of the previous quarter in PKC's key markets. The availability of electronic components improved. Deliveries by PKC's Electronics business increased over the comparison period, but failed to reach the level of the previous quarter on account of the postponement of certain customer projects. NET SALES AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE April-June 2011 Consolidated net sales from April-June amounted to EUR 109.3 million (EUR 81.0 million), up 34.9% on the same period a year earlier. Consolidated operating profit totalled EUR 7.1 million (EUR 7.6 million), accounting for 6.5% of net sales (9.4%). During the report period were reported EUR 1.8 million in non-recurring items. During the comparison period no non-recurring items were reported. Depreciation amounted to EUR 3.2 million (EUR 2.7 million). Financial items were EUR 0.6 million (EUR 2.9 million negative). Financial items contain exchange rate profit totalling EUR 0.9 million net. Profit before taxes was EUR 7.7 million (EUR 4.7 million). Profit for the report period totalled EUR 6.3 million (EUR 4.2 million). Diluted earnings per share were EUR 0.31 (EUR 0.24). Net sales generated by the Wiring Harness business in the report period amounted to EUR 90.2 million (EUR 64.1 million), or 40.7% more than in the comparison period. The segment's share of the consolidated net sales was 82.5% (79.1%). Wiring Harness business generated an operating profit of EUR 9.6 million (EUR 7.0 million), equivalent to 10.6% of the segment's net sales (10.9%). During the report period were reported EUR 0.1 million in non-recurring items. During the comparison period no non-recurring items were reported. The improvement of operating profit is due to increased delivery volumes and efficient cost base. Net sales generated by the Electronics business increased by 13.0% to EUR 19.1 million (EUR 16.9 million). The segment's share of the consolidated net sales was 17.5% (20.9%). Electronics business generated an operating profit of EUR 0.4 million (EUR 1.1 million), equivalent to 2.1% of the segment's net sales (6.5%). During the report period were reported EUR 0.2 million in non-recurring expenses. During the comparison period no non-recurring items were recorded. The decline of operating profit is due to postponement of some customer projects and costs related to production transfers. January-June 2011 Consolidated net sales from January-June amounted to EUR 206.2 million (EUR 141.8 million), up 45.4% on the same period a year earlier. Consolidated operating profit totalled EUR 16.7 million (EUR 10.4 million), accounting for 8.1% of net sales (7.3%). During the report period were reported EUR 2.2 million (EUR 0.6 million) in non-recurring items. Depreciation amounted to EUR 6.1 million (EUR 5.5 million). Financial items were EUR 0.3 million (EUR 5.4 million negative). Financial items contain exchange rate profit totalling EUR 1.1 million net. Profit before taxes was EUR 17.1 million (EUR 5.0 million). Profit for the report period totalled EUR 13.9 million (EUR 4.4 million). Diluted earnings per share were EUR 0.69 (EUR 0.25). Net sales generated by the Wiring Harness business in the report period amounted to EUR 168.3 million (EUR 109.8 million), or 53.3% more than in the comparison period. The segment's share of the consolidated net sales was 81.6% (77.4%). Wiring Harness business generated an operating profit of EUR 19.7 million (EUR 9.0 million), equivalent to 11.7% of the segment's net sales (8.2%). During the report period were reported EUR 0.1 million (EUR 0.6 million) in non-recurring items. The improvement of operating profit is due to increased delivery volumes and efficient cost base. Net sales generated by the Electronics business increased by 18.2% to EUR 37.9 million (EUR 32.0 million). The segment's share of the consolidated net sales was 18.4% (22.6%). Electronics business generated an operating profit of EUR 0.8 million (EUR 2.4 million), equivalent to 2.2% of the segment's net sales …mehr
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