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föstudagur, 24. maí 2019

ágúst, 2006

 

Holding in company


 

Schiphol, 31 August 2006 - Royal Numico N.V. announces that Numico's shareholders endorsed the appointment of Mr Flemming Morgan as Member of the Executive Board responsible for Numico's Clinical Nutrition Division. 44% of Numico's total share capital outstanding was present or represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that was held today.


 

Stora Enso Oyj Stock Exchange Release 31 August 2006 at 15:15 GMT


 

STAVANGER, 31 August 2006 - Well 33/9-20 S on Blåmannen has drilled through the reservoir section and preliminary results show that the well has not encountered hydrocarbons. Further evaluation of the data will be required to confirm these preliminary results.


 

Highlights


 

Press Conference to present the 2006 Half-Year Figures of the Rabobank Group Bert Heemskerk (CEO), Chairman of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland, and Bert Bruggink (CFO), Member of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland, will present the 2006 half-year figures of the Rabobank Group on Tuesday, 5 September at 11:30 a.m.


 

The Company has received notification dated 30 August 2006 that, following its launch on 30 August 2006, AIM Realisation Fund Limited is interested in 17,150,000 ordinary shares in the Company which represent 8.2 per cent. of the ordinary shares in issue. The shares have been registered in the name of Forest Nominees Limited.


 

Oslo (31 August 2006): Norgani Hotels ASA today closed the previously announced transaction with Finnish Kapiteeli Plc in which Norgani purchased Kapiteeli's 15 hotel properties and a large congress centre for an amount of EUR 306 million.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Metso Paper acquires Shanghai-Chenming Paper Machinery(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-TeliaSonera Finland to cut 165 jobs - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Wartsila wins oil pipeline maintenance contract in Turkey(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Ambu A/S posts Q3 operating result of DKK21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Parken Sport & Entertainment A/S reveals DKK2bn holiday centre project(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Major maintenance contract for pipeline in Turkey


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Citycon Oyj completes acquisition of three Swedish real estate companies(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Lanshypotek AB reports 6-month operating profit of SEK63.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Nokia to acquire gate5 AG(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

CITYCON OYJ Stock Exchange Release 31 August 2006 at 2.00 p.m.


 

Espoo, Finland/Berlin, Germany - Nokia and gate5 AG today announced that an agreement has been signed for Nokia to acquire gate5. gate5 is a leading supplier of mapping, routing and navigation software and services. By acquiring gate5, Nokia will offer consumers maps, routing, navigation and other location based applications on its mobile devices.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Capio AB in talks to acquire French private hospital group Tonkin Group(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-El & Industrimontage Svenska AB reports Q2 operating result(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Emitor Holding AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK1.54m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Fosen Trafikklag ASA reports Q2 pre-tax profit of NOK24.91m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Hjellegjerde ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK2.43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-IBX acquires Portum(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-InterMail A/S reports Q2 pre-tax loss of DKK2.68m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Kung Markatta AB acquires AB Svenska Nutana(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Lennart Wallenstam Byggnads AB sells two residential properties in Stockholm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Luxor A/S reports 9-month pre-tax result of DKK271.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-OraSolv AB posts 1H operating loss of SEK1.31m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Rockwool International A/S posts Q2 operating result of DKK245.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Translink Holding AB posts 1H operating result of SEK2.35m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-DynaPel Systems Inc reports 6-month operating loss of USD1.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Elekta AB signs contract with US Oncology(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Imarex reports 6-month operating loss of NOK6.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-NCC wins contract to refurbish university hospital in Linkoping(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Telenor ASA takes over Mobi 63(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Metso Corporation will publish its Financial Statements and three Interim Reviews in 2007 as follows:


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's external trade deficit widened to ISK19.06 billion ($275.33 million) in July from ISK11.93 billion a year earlier, Statistics Iceland said on Thursday.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Benefon Oyj extends contract with Locatrix Communications(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Ericsson to acquire Distocraft Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Metso Paper wins order in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Nokia unveils the Nokia N80 Internet Edition(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Oriola-KD Corporation increases stake in Kronans Droghandel AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Sponda Plc acquires four logistics properties(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-UPM-Kymmene Corporation completes sale of Puukeskus Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Strategic Research Institute and the Commercial Finance Association present the 3rd Annual Global Asset Based Lending in the Capital Markets, schedule for September 18-19, 2006 in Frankfurt, Germany. Leading secured lending professionals from the European and U.S. ABL markets will address timely issues as:


 

Sponda Plc Stock Exchange Release 31 August 2006, 11.25


 

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") [NYSE: AIB] has today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with The Bank of New York Company, Inc (BNY) for the purchase by BNY of AIB's 50% stake in AIB/BNY Securities Services (Ireland) Ltd. (AIB/BNY). The transaction, which will require regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2006. The profit and capital impacts will not be material for AIB.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-4tech ASA reports 6-month operating loss of NOK1.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Atorka Group hf reports 6-month pre-tax profit of ISK5.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Austevoll Seafood ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK195.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Marine Farms ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK54.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Petrolia Drilling ASA has been allocated 22 million new shares in a Petromena AS private placement on 30. August 2006, at a subscription price of NOK 5.0 per share.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-24h Poker Holding AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK94.18m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Aker Kvaerner ASA receives USD68m subsea production system contract from Sonangol(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Andersen & Martini A/S reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK2.04m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Arcam AB wins SEK8.5m order from Ala Ortho in Italy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Atea wins IT infrastructure contract from Ornskoldsvik(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-BioPorto A/S posts 1H pre-tax loss of DKK3.23m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-C2SAT holding AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK4.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Consortium's offer for Wilson ASA expires(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-DanTruck-Heden A/S reports 1H pre-tax loss of DKK0.49m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-D/S Orion reports 1H pre-tax result of USD0.25m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-ei invest nordisk retail sells retail property in Kuopio(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Net Insight AB wins new Nimbra order in the Netherlands(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Panaxia Security AB secures 2-year contract from Accor Services(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Steen & Strom ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK653.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Tele5 Voice Services AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK0.76m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Teligent AB wins new contracts in Southeast Asia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-TTS Marine ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK21.73m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Varmekyl Grossisten AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK2.16m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Viborg Handbold Klub A/S posts 12-month pre-tax result of DKK1.01m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Victor International A/S posts 1H pre-tax result of DKK97m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 31, 2006-Vizrt Ltd wins orders worth over USD1m in Denmark(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 31 August 2006 at 10.30 a.m.


 

TRADING SYMBOL: TORONTO & OSLO: CRU FRANKFURT: KNC OTC-BB-other: CRUGF


 

Data Íslandia kynnir samkeppnishæfni íslenskrar upplýsingatækni á alþjóðlegum markaði á stærstu ráðstefnu um upplýsingatækni og gagnahýsingu á Storage Network World -Europe 2006, í Frankfurt.


 

Atea har fått i uppdrag att uppgradera IT-infrastrukturen hos Örnsköldsviks kommun. Uppgraderingen är ett led i kommunens strävan att skapa 24 timmarsmyndigheten - en sammanhållen elektronisk förvaltning. Affären är värd 3,5 miljoner kronor för Atea. - Med en stabil IT-plattform som bas kan vi erbjuda våra anställda och medborgare högre IT-tillgänglighet och nya tjänster, säger Sture Andersson, IT-chef i kommunen.


 

Stavanger, Norway


 

Suite 1490, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADA www.consolidatedabaddon.com


 

WizCom Announces Results for H1/2006


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Manage Rise; Treasurys Greet Auction


 

The Board of Directors of Securitas AB has appointed Alf Göransson, 48, to become the new President and CEO of Securitas AB. He is currently President and CEO of NCC AB and will take up his new position at the latest March 5, 2007. Thomas Berglund will remain CEO and President of Securitas until Alf Göransson has started in his new position.


 

Hafslund ASA held an Extraordinary General Meeting Wednesday 30 August 2006 at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, Oslo.


 

KBC closed the second quarter of 2006 with a profit of 736 million euros, bringing profit for the first half of the year to 1 715 million euros. Disregarding the impact of a number of one-off factors and changes in the fair value of ALM hedging derivatives, this represents an increase in underlying profit of 21% year-on-year.


 

ALMA MEDIA CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 31 AUG 2006, 8.15 A.M. 1 (1)


 

STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2006


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2006 --


 

* Issue of 8 million new shares with a current market value of approximately EUR 50 million * Agreement for a step-up equity financing with Societe Generale


 

WHA Season Kicks-Off Sept 21, 2006 at Home Opener in Tacoma


 

Company Eliminates Close To 8 Million Shares


 

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/30/06 -- Energy Exploration International, Inc. -- EEI -- announced today that its operator, Property Development Group Inc., has advised that Unison Drilling is scheduled to arrive on location in Poteet, Texas in Atascosa County (the site of the leases under the Sanchez-Lawson Joint Venture on the Poteet Reef Prospect) on September 15th, 2006.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Atorka Group's, parent company, profit before tax in the first six months of 2006 amounted to ISK4.9 billion (EUR55 million), compared to a pre-tax profit of ISK418 million (EUR4.7 million) in the same period in 2005.


 

Atorka Group's, parent company, profit before tax in H1 was ISK 4,9 million (m) as compared to a pre-tax profit of ISK 418 m in H1 2005. Pre-tax profit in Q2 2006 was ISK 1.041 m as compared to a loss of ISK 241 m in Q2 last year. Annualised ROE for the first 6M of this year was about 95%.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 29 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 99.95p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 99.43p.


 

H. Lundbeck A/S will on 31 August 2006 file an increase of its share capital by DKK 80,175, nominal value, with the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency as a result of employees exercising warrants. The registered share capital will subsequently amount to DKK 1,059,443,750 divided into 211,888,750 shares of DKK 5 each. The subscription price was DKK 108.11 per share. The new shares shall carry a right to dividend for the financial year 2006 from the time of registration of the capital increase, provided that it is decided on the annual general meeting of the company to pay a dividend for that financial year.


 

* Book value at ¤65.60 per share * Dividend forecast confirmed


 

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., August 29, 2006--Global Realty Development Corp. (OTCBB:GRLY) today announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire United States Sustainable Energy Corp. of Mississippi, "USSEC" subject to due diligence and certain events.


 

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. August 29, 2006--Global Realty Development Corp. (OTCBB:GRLY) today announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire United States Sustainable Energy Corp. of Mississippi, "USSEC" subject to due diligence and certain events.


 

Undanfarin ár hafa stórkallar verið að sækjast eftir lóðum undir sumarvillur sínar í Fljótshlíðinni. Þar má m.a. fræga nefna Hörð Sigurgestsson, fyrrum Eimskipsforstjóra, Friðrik Sophusson, forstjóra Landsvirkjunar, Björn Bjarnason dómsmálaráðaherra og Óskar Magnússon, forstjóra Tryggingamiðstöðvarinnar. Í mörgum tilfellum er þó um miklu meira en sumarvillur að ræða því eigendur sumra þeirra hafa skráð sitt lögheimili í Fljótshlíðinni, eins og Óskar Magnússon. Heyrst hefur að enn sæki peningamenn í hlíðina fögru, því Bakkabræður, annar eða báðir, muni vera að hefja byggingu á 118 milljóna króna glæsisloti í hlíðinni. Sagt er að það verði uppsteypt á fimm pöllum og klætt utan með harðviði.


 

Sem gefur að skilja ríkir talsverð eftirspurn fyrir hlutafjárútboð Exista sem ætlað er að skrá 15. september næstkomandi, að undangengnu hlutafjárútboði til almennings. Ekki er vitað á hvaða verði félagið verður selt en lífeyrissjóðirnir fengu að kaupa nýlega í félaginu. Hægt er að segja að það sé einfalt að finna verð á félagið þar sem það er fyrst og fremst hlutabréfasjóður. Nokkrar vangaveltur hafa reyndar verið um það hvort að Exista hafi borgað of mikið fyrir Símann en uppgör Símans, sem birt var á föstudaginn, þótti sýna þokkalega framlegð þrátt fyrir töluvert tap vegna fjármagnsliða enda var félagið skuldsett eftir yfirtökuna.


 

Um leið og greint var frá nýjum framkvæmdastjóra hjá Árvakri vakti athygli sú yfirlýsing Einars Sigurðssonar að stefnt væri að skráningu Árvakurs á hlutabréfamarkað innan þriggja ára. Menn muna svipaðar yfirlýsingar frá Dagsprenti, útgáfufélagi Dags-Tímans og þar áður huggðist Fróði fara í skráningu. Af því varð hins vegar ekki en vissulega má segja að Stöð 2 og Fréttablaðið hafi náð inn á markað þó það hafi verið í gegnum sameiningu við Og Vodafone. Skyldi Árvakur ætla að fara svipaða leið?


 

Mörgum finnst sem brotthvarf Jakobs Sigurðssonar úr forstjórastóli Alfesca hafi farið furðu hljóðlega en margir hafa talið sig sjá merki um það að félagið flytjist brátt úr landi enda lítið eftir nema höfuðstöðvar þess hér heima. Flestir stjórnendur félagsins eru erlendis og sama má segja um Ólaf Ólafsson, stjórnarformann félagsins, sem nú er sestur að í London eins og fleiri íslenskir auðmenn.


 

Líflegt hefur verið yfir sölu á knattspyrnumönnum það sem af er sumri og óhætt að segja að Valsmenn hafi verið þar nokkuð í sviðsljósinu. Félagið hefur selt sjö leikmenn það sem af er ári og hefur hagnast ágætlega á þeim sölum. Augljóst er að nokkuð er sótt í íslenska leikmenn á Norðurlöndunum og hafa þeir Bjarni Ólafur Eiríksson, Garðar Bergmann Gunnlaugsson, Ari Freyr Skúlason og Garðar Jóhannsson verið seldir út fyrir landsteinana. Bjarni Ólafur til Silkeborg í Danmörku, Garðar Bergmann til Norrköping í Svíþjóð, Ari Freyr til Hacken í Svíþjóð og Garðar Jóhannsson til Fredrikstad í Noregi. Sömuleiðis fengu Valsmenn greiðslu frá KR fyrir Sigþór Júlíusson og einnig borguðu Þróttarar fyrir þá Jóhann Hreiðarsson og Þórhall Hinriksson.


 

Bandaríski kylfingurinn Tiger Woods vann Bridgestone boðsmótið í Akron í Ohio um síðustu helgi og sitt 52 mót sem atvinnukylfingur. Þetta var fjórði sigur hans í röð og hefur hann unnið sex mót það sem af er árinu. Hann er nú jafn Byron Nelson í fimmta sæti yfir sigursælustu golfleikara allra tíma. Þá er hann í öðru sæti yfir kylfinga sem unnið hafa flest risamót en þar státar hann af 12 sigrum. Þar sem Tiger er aðeins þrítugur má gera ráð fyrir að hann nái efsta sætinu um síðir.


 

Birgir Leifur Hafþórsson, atvinnukylfingur úr GKG, jafnaði  sinn besta árangur um síðustu helgi er hann hafnaði í  5.-6. sæti á Ecco mótinu í Óðinsvéum í Danmörku. Hann fékk 5.850 evrur, eða um 530.000 kr. fyrir árangur sinn, sem er það mesta sem hann hefur fengið fyrir árangur  í einu móti. Þar með er hann búinn að vinna sér inn 1,3 milljónir króna á Áskorendamótaröðinni. Það er hærri upphæð en hann vann sér inn í fyrra.


 

Það þarf ekki lengur taka ferðatölvuna með hvert sem farið er, að sögn Davíðs Stefáns Guðmundssonar, sölu- og markaðstjóra OpenHand, því fyrirtækið býður upp á lausn sem veitir aðgang að tölvupósti, dagatali og tengiliðaskrá með aðstoð farsímans. "Síminn þinn verður í rauninni gluggi að skrifstofuumhverfinu," segir Davíð Stefán.


 

Síminn mun innan tíðar kynna nýja þjónustu sem nefnist Safnið. Í Safninu geta viðskiptavinir Símans geymt dýrmætar eigur sínar sem eru á stafrænu formi, eins og til dæmis stafrænar ljósmyndir. Gögnin eru geymd miðlægt hjá Símanum og hægt er að miðla þeim til annarra með öruggum hætti.


 

CCH Now Offers the Most Comprehensive Suite of Tax and Accounting Solutions in the Industry


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Iceland's Marel offers new shares worth ISK5.55bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Clean Data Foundations From Syndesis TrueSource Help Service Providers Do More With Less, Maximizing Profits and Bolstering the Bottom Line


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-AP Fastigheter AB posts 1H operating result of SEK3,058m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Bjorge ASA receives framework contract from BP Valhall Project(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Eidsiva Rederi ASA increases ownership in car carrier(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Rorsvik Timber AB reports 1H operating result of SEK66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Spaencom A/S invests in new factory(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB announces new property deals in Helsingborg(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Global and MJD's First Campaign "Text Your Way to Stardom" Scheduled to Launch October 1, 2006


 

Wärtsilä Corporation Press release, Trade & Technical Press 30 August 2006


 

2X TerminalServer for Linux Provides Companies and Users With a Secure, Personal Linux Desktop, Accessible From Anywhere in the World


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are expected to open flat to lower Wednesday ahead of a string of economic data later in the day.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Norwegian consumption of goods up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Norwegian guest nights up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Norwegian retail sales up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Wartsila wins O&M contract in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Board of Directors of Bonheur ASA will propose that the company pays an extraordinary dividend of NOK 7.00 per share. The proposal is based on a continued positive development of the results within the company's main businesses and its strengthened financial position. The Board emphasizes that this proposal should be regarded as extraordinary as the ordinary dividend level historically has amounted to NOK 1.25 per share (as adjusted for the share split in June 2006).


 

For further information, please contact: Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)8-657 12 01 / +46 (0)70-657 20 26


 

SEK's lending is reaching new records


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-AP Moller-Maersk A/S reports 6-month pre-tax profit of DKK17.4bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Curalogic A/S reports 6-month operating loss of DKK8.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-DFDS A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK218m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Dicentia A/S reports 6-month operating loss of DKK7.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK17.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE CONFERENCE Glitnir will host a telephone conference in English at 12.30 PM Iceland time, 2.30 PM Stockholm/Oslo and 1.30 PM UK time today Wednesday August 30. Bjarni Ármannsson, CEO, will give his comments to the Fitch Rating and answer questions. To participate, call +44 (0)20 7162 0025 (UK), +47 2156 3120 (Norway) or +1 334 323 6201 (USA), no later than ten minutes in advance. Bjarni Ármannsson, CEO, Frank O. Reite, Managing director of Glitnir Markets and responsible for Glitnir's operations in Norway and Bjørn Richard Johansen, International Communication and Public Affairs Director, will participate.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-ABB wins new order in India(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Aqua Terrena International AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK2.66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Egetaepper A/S reports Q1 pre-tax profit of DKK14.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Followit Holding AB reports 1H operating result of SEK4.48m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Karolin Machine Tool AB wins breakthrough order for Nano Grinder(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Modern Times Group MTG AB completes acquisition of Slovenian TV channel(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Novax AB increases holding in Filippa K AB to 53%(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Sky Communication AB acquires broadband network in Stockholm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Cargotec Receives Several Ship Crane Orders


 

ABG Sundal Collier ASA (OSE: ASC) today announced a placement of 1,663,559 shares between partners in the firm. In 2004 and 2005 partners in ASC sold 27.7 million shares, mainly to institutional investors. This year partners were offered to sell up to 16.5 million shares, but only 1,663,559 shares were offered for sale by partners. Partners having owned shares trough the investment company Vika 45 AS has a one year lock up on these shares and consequently were not able to participate in the sale. Partners in the firm were also offered to purchase shares in the transaction. Internal demand secured placement of the shares at a price of NOK 10.00 per share.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Cargotec Corporation announces crane orders(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Ericsson announces outcome of its offer for Netwise AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Pan Fish ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK391.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic food processing company, Marel, will be offering a total of 75 million shares to investors, the company announced on Wednesday.


 

With reference to our press releases of April 28th 2004, April 29th 2004, March 10th 2005, March 15th 2005, March 21st 2005 and March 7th 2006 four partners will purchase 540,000 shares from the company. ASC will issue 240,000 shares at 3.41 per share, 250,000 shares at 3.72 and 50,000 shares at 6.48 per share. The previously agreed prices of 6.06, 6.07, 6.63 and 8.85 per share have been adjusted for dividend and earlier payment of the forward contracts.


 

Ratos's subsidiary Hägglunds Drives today is awarded the prestigious "Export Hermes 2006" prize.


 

Modern Insurances Life continues to increase its market position in a growing market while the closest competitors have unchanged or decreasing market position.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Fitch Ratings affirms Glitnir's A rating(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Birdstep Technology ASA reports 6-month operating loss of NOK15.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-ODIM ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK45.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Opera Mobile browser included on 11 new 3G phones in Japan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Tandberg Data ASA acquires Exabyte Corporation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Tandberg Data ASA reports 6-month operating loss of USD6.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Summary: Pharmexa has received the necessary approvals in France to start the Heptovax Phase II trial with GV1001 in liver cancer.


 

Fitch Ratings has today affirmed Kaupthing Bank's ("Kaupthing") ratings at Issuer Default of 'A', Short-term 'F1', Individual 'B/C', and Support '2'. The Outlook on the Issuer Default rating is Stable.


 

Shares and subscription rights representing 98.2% of the shares and 98.9% of the votes in Netwise have been submitted in Ericsson's cash offer to the shareholders and subscription rights holders in Netwise.


 

By Matthew CurtinA DOW JONES NEWSWIRES COLUMNPARIS (Dow Jones)--Rigging the propane market, as BP is alleged to have done in 2004, would be one thing. But perhaps there would few corporate transgressions more heinous than interfering with U.S. consumers' access to cheap gasoline.


 

By Nicholas Hastings


 

TRADING SYMBOL: TORONTO & OSLO: CRU FRANKFURT: KNC OTC-BB-other: CRUGF


 

(IFN) Fitch Ratings affirmed Glitnir Bank's ratings at Issuer Default 'A', Short-term 'F1', Individual 'B/C' and Support '2' on Wednesday.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Fitch Ratings affirmed Kaupthing Bank's ratings at Issuer Default of 'A', Short-term 'F1', Individual 'B/C', and Support '2' on Wednesday.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Ericsson to supply HSDPA in Ireland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Kitron ASA subsidiary enters into agreement with Policom(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Raisio Plc to cut 65 jobs(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Bergesen Worldwide Offshore Ltd reports 6-month operating loss of USD335,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Block Watne Gruppen ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK105.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-CEO of Iceland's Dagsbrun resigns(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-CORRECTION:CEO of Iceland's Dagsbrun resigns(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Oslo magistrates' court (tingrett) has announced its verdict in the case of interpreting customs duty on the value of KappAhl's imports to Norway. This direct one-off positive effect for KappAhl is an additional SEK 25 million for the results in Q4 of which SEK 21 million is related to time before the current year. In future this will mean a positive effect on profits annually of around SEK 4 million. The verdict can be appealed against within one month.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Bergman & Beving AB acquires Finnish industrial reseller Nuijakone Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Biolipox AB posts 1H operating loss of SEK37.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Block Watne Gruppen ASA posts Q2 operating result of NOK55.84m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-CISL Gruppen AB signs product development contract with ZTE Corporation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Enaco AB to acquire Sonika AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Etman International AS wins equipment contract in China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Fesil ASA posts 1H operating result of NOK3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-International Gold Exploration IGE AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK11.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Net Insight AB wins expansion order from Asian customer(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Nocom Group wins development contracts worth up to SEK12m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Nordic Health Group posts Q2 operating result of NOK2.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Posten AB posts 1H operating result of SEK1.070m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Rottneros AB to close Utansjo pulp mill(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Tele5 Voice Services AB completes acquisition of Levonline AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Winder ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK0.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

UAB Kitron, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kitron ASA, has entered into an agreement with Policom to manufacture Politerm 760. The value is estimated to be NOK 16 million over 2 years. Policom has been chosen as a supplier to the Skellefteå project, which contains 25,000 Politerm 760 electricity meter terminals.


 

Bergesen Worldwide Offshore Ltd (BWO) reports EBITDA of USD 5.3 million, EBIT of minus USD 2.9 and net loss of USD 6.3 million for Q2 2006. The quarterly operating result reflects cost pertaining to start-up of the Berge Helene in Mauritania, cost related to the listing of the company on the OSE and an aggressive growth in the organization through staff hires. The company is on track with its projects and its general development.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Gunnar Smari Egilsson has resigned as chief excecutive of Icelandic media company Dagsbrun to become the Manager of a new Investment Fund, Dagsbrun Mediafund, Dagsbrun said on Tuesday.


 

- Revenue: EUR 154.5 million (+25% yoy) - Gross profit: EUR 21.3 million (+34% yoy) - EBITDA: EUR 2.0 million (+3% yoy) - EBT: EUR 1.0 million (-48% yoy) - Net profit for the period: EUR 0.6 million (-58% yoy)


 

US SUMMARY: Tame Fed Minutes Boost Stocks


 

(Oslo 30 August 2006) Block Watne Gruppen achieved operating revenues of NOK 727 million for the first half, on a par with the same period of 2005. In the second quarter operating revenues were NOK 370 million, a reduction of 3.5 per cent compared to second quarter 2005. Operating profit (EBIT) for first half totalled NOK 105 million, representing an increase of 10.5 per cent. In the second quarter operating profit of NOK 56 million is an increase of 0.7 per cent compared to second quarter 2005.


 

Stavanger, Norway


 

The shareholders of Securitas AB are hereby invited to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") to be held at 5 p.m. CET on Monday 25 September 2006, in "Vinterträdgården" at the Grand Hotel, Stockholm, entry via "Royal entré", Stallgatan 6. Registration for the EGM begins at 4 p.m. CET.


 

* Exjade the only oral iron chelator to provide continuous chelation coverage to remove excess total body iron with a single daily dose[1]


 

Starting September 18, 2006, Unilabs will extend its brand name to all its laboratories in German-speaking Switzerland. Until now, these laboratories had kept the names they had prior to Unilabs' acquisition. A similar operation took place in French-speaking and Italian-speaking Switzerland in January 2006, thus enabling all the group's Swiss laboratories to carry the Unilabs name and benefit from the brand's scientific reputation. This will also encourage a strengthening of the scientific collaboration between the laboratories, which remain in the same location and will continue to provide the first-class medical care and services expected by patients and physicians.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-AddNode AB acquires e-government solutions provider Ida Infront AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Curera Svenska AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK1.43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Expedit A/S posts Q2 operating loss of DKK1.62m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Feelgood Svenska AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK6.51m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Getinge AB acquires 75% of Brazilian medical consumables company(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Global Geo Services ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK27.04m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-GPV Industri A/S reports Q1 operating loss of DKK3.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Harboes Bryggeri A/S reports Q1 EBIT of DKK40.80m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Nordic Growth Market NGM Holding AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK0.96m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 30, 2006-Zakrisdalsverken AB takes over part of Scania's Falun operations(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Nokia to offer Sourcefire's Intrusion Prevention System(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Turnover in Swedish total retail trade up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Lansforsakringar Alliance reports 6-month technical result up(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Lansforsakringar Bank reports 6-month operating profit of SEK111m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Lansforsakringar Hypotek reports 6-month operating profit of SEK18.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open flat Tuesday, in line with U.S. futures trading, according to Angus Campbell at Finspreads Spreadbettors.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Bluewater Insurance ASA chosen as principal risk supplier by EnterCard Norway(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Mamut ASA signs MoU with Baker Tilly(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Soprano Group reports 6-month operating profit of EUR135,131(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-FE Bording A/S reports 1H operating result of DKK8.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Greentech Energy Systems A/S reports Q2 operating loss of DKK1.43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Hedegaard A/S reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK26.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-LE Lundbergforetagen AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK1,777m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Iceland's Landsvirkjun reports 1H loss of ISK6.5bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Bravida wins SEK22m installation contract in Bastad(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Firefly AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK1.06m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Glycorex Transplantation AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK3.84m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Hydropulsor AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK7.17m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Labs2 Group AB provides Internet services in Helsingborg(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-NGS Group AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK0.19m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Rasta Group AB 1H operating result of SEK2.34m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Wilh. Sonesson AB signs contract with Cederroth International AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Poyry Environment Oy increases stake in Entec A.S.(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Royal Unibrew A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK60.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-TietoEnator Corporation wins replacement project in the UK(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Iceland's national power company Landsvirkjun net loss for the first six months of 2006 amounted to ISK6.5 billion (EUR73 million), compared to ISK2,0 billion profit in 2005, the company said.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Benefon Oyj licenses Opna mobile software platform(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Brodrene Hartman A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK7.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Gant Company AB to launch in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-HK Ruokatalo Oyj to acquire minority shares in Rakvere Lihakombinaat(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Metso Paper to supply new tissue machine in the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Nordic Venture Partners invests in JAlbum(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Per Aarsleff A/S enters into contract with DSB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Per Aarsleff A/S reports 9-month pre-tax profit of DKK81m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-RaySearch Laboratories AB reports 6-month operating profit of SEK11.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-SKF acquires Economos Austria GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

By Nicholas Hastings


 

By Matthew CurtinA DOW JONES NEWSWIRES COLUMNPARIS (Dow Jones)--Not for the first time, Credit Agricole is looking sluggish compared with its big French rival, BNP Paribas. This time it's in Italy.


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Rally As Energy Prices Decline


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Ability Group ASA Q2 operating result of NOK33.42m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Aker Kvaerner ASA wins USD23m equipment contract in Algeria(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Buhrmann NV to make a voluntary offer for all shares of Andvord Tybring-Gjedde ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-CISL Gruppen AB secures Thailand order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-ContextVision AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK1.35m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Dacke Group Nordic AB posts 1H operating profit of SEK10.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-DOF ASA wins five-year contract from Statoil ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Eidesvik Offshore ASA posts Q2 operating result of NOK48.16m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Fastighets AB Balder reports Q2 operating result of SEK138.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-GEO ASA wins ROV contract from Petrobras(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Hebi Health Care AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK18.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Hurtigruten Group ASA posts Q2 operating result of NOK119.48m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-LifeAssays AB posts Q2 net loss of SEK0.91m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-MediCult A/S posts Q2 operating loss of DKK0.78m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap ASA reports Q2 operating profit of NOK364.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-onetwocom AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK10.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Opus Prodox AB posts Q2 operating profit of SEK0.41m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Prevas AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK4.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Sinvest ASA posts Q2 operating loss of NOK125.07m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 29, 2006-Topnordic to modernise IT infrastructure for Hempel A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

London, UK: 29 August 2006 - Cancer drug developer Antisoma plc (LSE: ASM; USOTC: ATSMY) today announces that its forthcoming phase I trial of AS1409 will enrol patients with renal cancer and melanoma. High levels of the drug's target are found in these cancers.


 

Acquires additional license based on geophysics


 

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/28/06 -- Bombardier Inc.'s (TSX: BBD.A)(TSX: BBD.B) financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2006, will be released Wednesday, August 30, 2006. Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.; Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace; Andre Navarri, President, Bombardier Transportation; and Pierre Alary, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bombardier Inc. will hold a conference call intended for investors and financial analysts to review the Corporation's financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2006.


 

Fortis announced today that Joop Feilzer has decided after consultation with the Executive Committee to focus on non-executive roles and step down from all executive positions as of 1st October 2006.


 

Company confirms the 30% Stock Dividend "Record Date"


 

Highlights


 

Recommendation: BUY, Price Target: 10.57 EUR


 

Gambro AB, Gambro Renal Products, Inc. and DaVita Inc. have agreed to an amended and restated Alliance and Product Supply Agreement. This amendment effectively revokes the termination notice which was provided by DaVita in May primarily as a result of Gambro Renal Products' inability to supply monitors due to the current Import Alert declared by the FDA.


 

Announcement No. 15 - 2006


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Finnish consumer confidence unchanged in August 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-OKO Bank Plc launches index linked bond(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Shailesh Kotwal to Lead eFunds International Business as Company Positions Itself for Growth Outside of the U.S. Market


 
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Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Comptel Corporation confirms net asset value of transferred business(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Global Geo Services ASA receives USD2.0m survey order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Sjaelso Gruppen A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK317.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-TeliaSonera launches new voice solution in Denmark(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Birdstep Technology ASA invites to a presentation of results second quarter 2006.


 

Amsterdam (August 28, 2006) - Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, a division of Wolters Kluwer, and leading provider of information for legal, tax & regulatory professionals, announced today the appointment of Henri Van Engelen as CEO Wolters Kluwer Belgium, starting in September, 2006. Mr. Van Engelen succeeds Raimundo Diaz. Mr. Diaz held this position interim and will now resume his responsibilities as CEO of Wolters Kluwer Transport Services.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-AF Group wins SEK90m contract in South Africa(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Aker Yards ASA wins NOK600m vessel order from Island Offshore(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Atlas Copco acquires Microtec Systems GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Biosensor Applications Sweden AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK6.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Bodilsen Holding A/S reports 1H operating loss of DKK52.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Brinova posts Q2 operating result of SEK85.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-SIF Fodbold Support A/S reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK2.10m>(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Iceland's Samson Holdings' 1H net earnings triple to ISK12.2bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

For further information, please contact: Claes-Inge Isacson, Divisional Manager and Senior Vice President +46 (0)88-657 12 25 / +46 (0)70-329 12 25 Jan-Erik Eriksson, Business Area Manager +46 (0)8-657 13 50 / +46 (0)70-666 00 71 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)8-657 12 01 / +46 (0)70-657 20 26


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's Samson Holdings' net earnings for the first six months of 2006 amounted to ISK12,184 million (EUR136 million) according to the income statement, Samson announced on Friday.


 

Seadrill has been awarded a new contract by Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited/Chevron International Exploration and Production for development drilling on the Tombua-Landana field offshore Angola. The contract has a duration of three years with commencement in the first quarter 2009. Estimated contract value is approximately US$ 162 million, including a US$ 8.5 million mobilization fee. Pending release date from exiting contracts, Seadrill will use either West Berani or West Setia for this assignment.


 

Sjælsø Gruppen recorded yet another substantial advance in profits for the first six months of 2006.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-SeaDrill Ltd wins letter of intent for its jack-up drilling rig(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-SeaDrill Ltd wins new contract in Angola(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Vivo selects Ericsson to provide network in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Efore Plc to cut 82 jobs in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-GC Rieber Shipping ASA subsidiary contracts new seismic vessel(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Semcon AB wins order in Germany(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-TM completes tender offer for Nemi(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Board of Directors of Swedish Match has decided to call an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on December 4th 2006. The meeting will be held at the Company's headquarters in Stockholm. At the shareholders meeting it is proposed that a decision will be made to reduce the share capital by cancelling 20,596,181 repurchased shares equivalent to 6.9 percent of the number of shares of Swedish Match and to restore the share capital through a bonus issue without issuing new shares.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Asgaard Development A/S adjusts up full-year expectations(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Confidence International AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK2.54m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Enaco AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK0.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-IFS AB wins order from PartnerTech AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Nocom AB wins SEK650,000 order from US Air Force(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Semcon signs cooperation agreement with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-SkyCom divests subsidiary D&W Teknik AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Stavanger, Norway


 
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Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Nokia signs new contracts with Telkomsel(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Poyry Plc to provide engineering services to Norske Skogindustrier(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Tallink to cut 260 jobs in Finland and Sweden - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Volvo reports truck deliveries up in January-July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Edited Press Release


 
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By Robb M. Stewart


 

By Jennifer Clark


 

US SUMMARY: Markets Face Week Laden With Economic Data


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Labs2 Group AB reports Q2 pre-tax loss of SEK1.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Odim ASA wins NOK148m equipment contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Seamless Distribution AB posts 1H operating profit of SEK117,900(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-TMG International AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK12.73m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 
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On September 18, 2006 BB BIOTECH AG will hold an Extraordinary Shareholder's Meeting in Zurich. The Board of Directors of BB BIOTECH AG proposes to cancel shares tendered over the second trading line. The cancellation of shares will allow for continued flexibility in the ongoing share repurchase program.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Arkil Holding A/S reports Q2 EBIT of DKK23.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-CISL Gruppen AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK1.42m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-DeepOcean ASA reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK54.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Fotoquick AB sells Swedish store operations to Aircall(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Ortivus AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK9.46m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-Simrad Optronics ASA wins equipment order from CERN(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 28, 2006-SKAKO Industries A/S reports Q2 operating result of DKK9.06m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Gentofte, 25 August 2006 - Saxo Bank continued to post solid growth in earnings and overall business during first half-year 2006.The bank reported profits before tax of DKK 123m compared with DKK 73m during the corresponding period in 2005. Total client deposits also increased by 37% compared to the value of client deposits placed with the bank at the end of the same period in the previous year.


 

Büdelsdorf, 25 August 2006 - Today, mobilcom AG reached an agreement with an additional six plaintiffs who had raised legal challenges to the merger resolutions adopted by the 2005 extraordinary shareholders' meeting. The Kiel Regional Court finalized the settlement today. Thus, on the heels of the initial partial in-court settlement of 17 August 2006, the company has now reached an amicable settlement with twenty-one of the twenty-four plaintiffs and all four intervening parties. The approval process before the Kiel Regional Court will be continued with the three remaining plaintiffs.


 

August 25, 2006: TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - Petrojarl ASA ("Petrojarl" or the "Company") (OSE: PETRO) today announced that it has received from Prosafe ASA ("Prosafe") an expression of interest to initiate discussions regarding a statutory merger between Petrojarl and Prosafe.


 

Exceptional year for Leasinvest Real Estate with an important improvement of its main key figures: * Net profit, share of the group : 19.7 million EUR (+ 58.4% compared to 12.4 million EUR) * Net profit, share of the group, per diluted[1] share rises from 4.09 EUR to 5.94 EUR * Increase of the occupancy rate from 91.15% to 95.87% * Fair value of the real estate portfolio rises by 74%[2] from 268 million EUR to 467 million EUR thanks to acquisitions


 

Acting on its authorization to acquire up to 10% of its shares the H. Lundbeck Supervisory Board has resolved to initiate a share buyback program. Under the program H. Lundbeck will buy own shares for an amount of up to DKK 6 billion until end of 2007, cf. stock exchange announcement number 166 on 17th August 2005.


 

H. Lundbeck A/S hereby reports transactions made by executives and persons and legal entities closely associated to them with shares in H. Lundbeck A/S and linked securities, cf. section 28a of the Danish Securities Trading Act.


 

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 24 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 99.24p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 98.82p.


 

Pöyry's Forest Industry business group has been assigned by Norske Skogindustrier ASA, Norway, to provide engineering services for the relocation project of the Union TMP plant to the Follum mill. In addition, the contract includes modification of the effluent treatment plant at Follum. The value of the project engineering and services contract is about EUR 2 million.


 

Það hefur verið verið vitað um skeið að erlendi hluti Opinna kerfa sé til sölu. Ýmsir munu hafa skoðað málið en ekki náð saman með verð. Fyrir skömmu munu þeir Frosti Bergsson og Andri Teitsson hafa verið komnir í viðræður um kaup á félaginu en ekki náð saman um verð. Frosti mun því sem fyrr vera áhugasamur um kaup á félaginu.


 

Stora Enso Oyj Stock Exchange Release 25 August 2006 at 12.30 GMT


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Addtech AB acquires Specma Drives AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Finland's Setele files for bankruptcy - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Huoneistokeskus and SKV to be merged - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Norwegian unemployment down in June 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj divests Wolfsheck Mill(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Swedish exports and imports up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Summary: A group of US scientists have tested Pharmexa's PADRE® epitope in a prototype Alzheimer's vaccine. The results are published in the recent edition of the scientific journal Vaccine.


 

Addtech Components, a business area in the Addtech Group, has concluded an agreement to acquire all shares outstanding in Specma Drives AB. Seller is Specma AB, a company in the Latour Group.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Danionics A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK2.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Rella Holding A/S reports 6-month pre-tax loss of DKK2.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Grenland Group ASA wins new contracts from Samsung Heavy Industries(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Wartsila Corporation wins contract for MPF power system(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-YIT Corporation to build office building for VVO(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-AF Group acquires JamtTeknik vid Storsjon AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Atea receives SEK7m server platform order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Atlas Copco acquires BeaconMedaes Group(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Nordfyns Bank reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK14.95m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Spendrups Bryggeri AB reports 1H operating result of SEK27m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Teracom AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK205m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open a tad lower Friday, as oil prices rise ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline for Iran's response to the U.N.'s security package, which calls for Iran to cease to enrich uranium.


 

Atea har levererat en ny serverplattform till Landstinget Blekinge. Lösningen ger Landstinget Blekinge en kraftfull och lättadministrerad IT-miljö med hög tillgänglighet och låg energiförbrukning. Affären är värd 7 miljoner kronor för Atea. - Vi räknar med att spara in investeringen snabbt, säger Bo Andersson, driftchef på Landstinget Blekinge.


 

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Wärtsilä Corporation Press release, Trade & Technical Press 25 August, 2006


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-A-pressen AS reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK105m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-AU Holding AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK1.24m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Hedson Technologies International AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK2.63m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Lernia AB posts 1H operating result of SEK79m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Micro Systemation AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK2.28m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Skanska wins EUR38.4m highway contract in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Sky Communications in Sweden AB (SkyCom) posts Q2 operating result of SEK85,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-The Empire AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK3.04m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Time Sparebank posts 1H pre-tax result of NOK20.49m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Vitec i Umea AB posts 1H pre-tax result of SEK3.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Helsinki and Munich - Nokia and Siemens today announced the business unit and regional leadership team for Nokia Siemens Networks. These appointments will be effective when the new company starts operations, which is expected by January 1, 2007, subject to customary regulatory approvals, the completion of standard closing conditions, and the agreement of a number of detailed implementation steps.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Brostrom AB reports six-month operating profit of SEK463.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Elecster Oyj reports six-month operating profit of EUR1.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Hansabank Russia opens branch in Kaliningrad(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Tripep AB reports 6-month loss of SEK53.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic bank Glitnir Banki said on Thursday that it would act as an advisor and would provide financing for the Baugur-led acquisition of British retailer House of Fraser. A recommended cash offer for the retailer was tabled on Thursday.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Bergesen Worldwide Gas ASA reports 6-month operating profit of USD118.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-FIM Group reports 6-month operating profit of EUR11.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-FL Group to participate in acquisition of House of Fraser(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Glitnir to act as advisor for Baugur's acquisition of House of Fraser(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Golar LNG reports 6-month operating profit of USD50.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

By Nina KoeppenOf DOW JONES NEWSWIRESLONDON (Dow Jones)--That the German economy grew at its fastest pace in over five years in the second quarter suggests euro-zone interest rates will keep heading up.


 

By Nicholas Hastings


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Eke Out Gain Despite Poor Data


 

Oslo (2006-08-25): Yara International ASA announces organizational adjustments to support its long-term growth ambition. A new business area with responsibility for supply and trade is established as part of Yara management team. In addition several key positions have been reassigned.


 

SECOND QUARTER INTERIM REPORT April - June 2006


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-AB Sagax reports Q2 pre-tax result of SEK50.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Avalon Enterprise AB reports 1H operating result of SEK4.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Byggma ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Electra Gruppen AB reports Q2 operating profit of SEK8.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Enlight International AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK2.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA signs search platform contract with Rambler Media(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Luxo ASA posts Q2 operating loss of NOK7.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Micro Holding AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK0.98m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Namsos Trafikkselskap ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK0.53m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Norsk Vekst Forvaltning ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK360m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Paynova AB completes acquisition of Global Product Management(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Paynova AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK15.69m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Tripep AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK8.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Wise Group AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK172,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

§ Turnover: EUR 393 million (2005: EUR 365 million) § Operating result (excluding restructuring costs): EUR 32.3 million (2005: EUR 27.8 million) § Net group result: EUR 15.8 million (2005: EUR 9.7 million) § Good progress 'Planning for Growth' § Execution of Sleep Care Fabrics restructuring program on track § New perspective Exotic Fabrics § Expected growth operating result excluding restructuring for full year 2006: 5-10%


 

Date: 25 August 2006 Release: before opening of Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris


 

Zurich / Bützberg, August 25, 2006 - Rolf Honegger, head of the Glass Processing Systems business unit (Bystronic glass) for the last six years, has decided to leave the Conzzeta Group to take up a new career challenge.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Awilco Offshore ASA reports Q2 pre-tax result of USD3.27m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Bergman & Beving AB acquires industrial reseller Jarncarl AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Besqab Projekt och Fastigheter AB wins residential project in Stockholm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Binar AB acquires Skandinavisk Industriperforering AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Glunz & Jensen A/S reports 12-month EBIT of DKK14.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Inris AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK1.66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Nordic Service Partners Holding AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK1.21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Olicom A/S reports 1H net loss of DKK81.57m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Peab reports Q2 operating result of SEK292m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-TINE Group reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK253m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 25, 2006-Wayfinder Systems AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK22.34m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- Marathon Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: MAQ.U) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 37.5 million units at $8.00 per unit. The Company expects to raise gross proceeds of approximately $300 million in this offering (excluding the proceeds from the exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option, if any). Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase an additional share of common stock. Initially, the units will be the only security trading.


 

PATERSON, NJ., August 24, 2006 - Bogue International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS:BGUE ) is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in JAB Mexico, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Diversified Mineral Group, Inc. of Houston, Texas. JAB Mexico, Inc., a Florida corporation, owns a 90% interest in Tierra Rica de Minerales, a Mexican corporation, which owns mining concessions known as the Monclova Coal Property in Mexico's northeastern state of Coahuila.


 

Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended July 31, 2006


 

FL Group is participating in the consortium which today announced a Recommended Proposal for the acquisition of the issued and to be issued share capital of House of Fraser. The proposed acquisition is at a price of 148 pence per share in cash, which values the existing issued share capital of House of Fraser at approximately £351.4 million, and represents an enterprise value of approximately £453.4 million. The Offer has been recommended by the Board of House of Fraser to its shareholders.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 23 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 99.37p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 98.93p.


 

Fortis Venturing, Triodos Innovation Fund and DOEN Participaties today announced that they have jointly set up Start Green: a new fund that will invest in ten Dutch starter companies engaged in sustainable technology.


 

ING Group plans to redeem EUR 600 million in ING Perpetual Securities (I) on 28 September 2006. The securities were issued in September 2001 to private investors in the Netherlands and pay a coupon of 6.50%. The redemption will take place by exercising a call option and the transaction is part of normal capital management activities.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Iceland's Glitnir Bank liquid assets cover refinancing for 2007(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik, 24 August 2006 - This year Glitnir Bank has issued bonds and loans amounting to approximately EUR 3 billion. The long-term foreign debt of Glitnir Bank (parent company) maturing in 2007 amounts to EUR 2.7 billion. Due to its strong liquidity position the bank has been buying back selected issues maturing next year. As a result, all debt maturing in 2007 is covered by liquid assets.


 

Dutch Technology Fund ends first in tender organised by Ministry of Economic Affairs


 

Reykjavik (IFN) This year Glitnir Bank has issued bonds and loans amounting to approximately EUR 3 billion and thus covered all refinancing needs for 2007, Glitnir said on Wednesday.


 

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)


 

Bergman & Beving has today concluded an agreement to acquire 91 percent of the shares outstanding in Järncarl AB. Järncarl is one of the largest suppliers of tools, machinery and industrial consumables to industry, construction and public administration in south western Småland and parts of Halland. Järncarl is a partner in the tools chain, Bergman & Beving's partner chain for industrial resellers. With this acquisition Bergman & Beving and the tools chain further strengthen their market positions in western Sweden. Järncarl has annual revenues of approximately MSEK 55 and has 12 employees.


 

RESULTS Belships recorded an operating income in the second quarter of 2006 of USD 11,772,000 (second quarter 2005: USD 16,460,000). The company's operating result amounted to USD 2,098,000 (USD 2,477,000). In the second quarter of 2006, Belships (Far East) won a tax dispute in Singapore and this produced a contribution to Belships ASA's result of USD 1.9 million, of which USD 1.2 million has been included in other financial income, while the remaining amount has been booked as a tax cost reduction. Profit after tax in the second quarter was USD 3,345,000 (USD 855,000)


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-AIK Fotboll AB reports six-month operating profit of SEK3.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Eurovip Group AB reports six-month operating loss of SEK14.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-IDL Biotech AB reports six-month operating loss of SEK2.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Kindwalls Bil AB reports six-month operating profit of SEK4.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-BioPorto A/S in talks to acquire Interface Biotech A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Digital Vision AB reports 1H pre-tax loss of SEK19.31m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-EDB Gruppen A/S reports Q2 operating result of DKK10.53m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Eidesvik Offshore ASA orders new PSV from Westcon(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Mandator AB receives framework contract for consulting services from Lansforsakringar IT Center AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Mols-Linien A/S reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK3.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Scandinavian Brake Systems A/S posts Q2 pre-tax result of DKK18.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Sensys Traffic AB reports Q2 operating profit of SEK32.53m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Skaelskor Bank reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK19.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-SP Group A/S posts 1H EBIT of DKK17.72m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Swedol AB posts 1H operating result of SEK26.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Länsförsäkringar IT Center AB has signed a general agreement with Mandator for IT services. The agreement runs for three years and encompasses IT services within the areas of architecture, management, control, systems development and production/infrastructure.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Belships ASA reports 6-month operating profit of USD2.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Elektrobit Group Plc to cut 55 jobs - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Telenor enters into partnership with The Cloud Nordic(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-YIT Corporation and Botnia joint venture to maintain Botnia's pulp mills(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- CanWest Petroleum Corporation (AMEX: BQI) announces today that its common stock will begin trading this morning on the American Stock Exchange ("Amex") under the trading symbol "BQI". The company selected AGS Specialist Partners as its specialist.


 

Fornebu, 24 August, 2006 - Telenor and The Cloud, Europe's leading WiFi network operator, have entered into an agreement to offer wireless broadband Internet access at more than 8000 Cloud wireless public hotspots around Europe including airports, hotels, city zones and railway stations across Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the UK.


 

Strong growth within CIT/ATM business area


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-AB Traction reports Q2 operating loss of SEK26.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Active 24 ASA completes sale of non-core operations in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Bergman & Beving AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK97m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-BKK posts 1H operating result of NOK804m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Bringwell AB signs long-term agreement with Life Europe(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-CashGuard AB cuts loss, reports even Q2 result(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Consilium AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK7.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S posts 1H EBIT of DKK155m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-FLSmidth & Co A/S wins EUR43m contract in Egypt(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Gabriel Holding A/S reports 9-month EBIT of DKK19.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-HomeMaid Hemservice AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK0.29m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Investment AB Latour reports Q2 operating result of SEK374m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Malmbergs Elektriska AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK4.49m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Metrima AB wins SEK2m equipment order from Honeywell(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NFO Drives AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK7.26m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NorgesGruppen ASA reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK626m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Paradox Entertainment AB posts 1H operating result of SEK5.70m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Push Development AB reports 12-month operating loss of SEK15.98m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Saxo Bank reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK123m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-SKF Group expands in Australia and the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Message to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange no. 28 -2006, 24 August 2006


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Aspo Plc subsidiary enters into cooperation with Gilbarco Veeder-Root(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Neste Oil Corporation shuts down refinery in Naantali for maintenance(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Overnight stays in Finland up in June 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Raisio and Lannen Tehtaat acquisition in Russia cancelled(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Swedish employment up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Swedish producer prices up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Neste Oil Corporation Press Release 24 August 2006 at 1:30 p.m. EET


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Icelanders invested EUR1.6bn in Denmark in 2004-05(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

* Operating income increased by 26 percent to MSEK 97 (77).


 

GLITNIR REORGANISES TO STRENGTHEN CUSTOMER FOCUS AND ALIGNMENT OF ACTIVITIES


 

Skýrr greindi frá því fyrir skömmu að skipuriti félagsins hefði verið breytt og var með því verið að staðfesta breytta yfirstjórn eftir áhlaup það sem Síminn hefur gert á starfsmenn félagsins undanfarna mánuði eða allt síðan Dagsbrún náði Kögun frá félaginu. Á tímabili héldu stjórnendur Skýrr að verið væri að gera tilraun til að skrúfa félagið niður og setja það upp annars staðar. Skýrr-menn fullyrða að þetta hafi ekki haft áhrif á tekjustreymi félagsins en munu hafa misst ríflega 10 starfsmenn. Þeir telja það ásættanlegt en á milli 80 og 90 starfsmenn hafi fengið tilboð frá Símanum sem mun þá vera eitt stærsta áhlaup sem sögur fara af. Munu flestir stjórnendur og forritarar Skýrr hafa fengið einhverskonar tilboð. Einnig telja Skýrr-menn að haft hafi verið samband við helstu viðskiptavini þeirra án þess að það hafi borið árangur. Annað félag undir Kögunarsamstæðunni er Verk- og kerfisfræðistofan hf. (VKS) og mun hún einnig hafa orðið fyrir nokkrum skakkaföllum. Af þessu leiðir að menn bíða nokkuð spenntir eftir útspili Símans á þessum vettvangi en þess er að vænta í haust.


 

Við Tjarnarvelli í Hafnarfirði standa nú yfir framkvæmdir á nýju tæplega 4.000 fermetra skrifstofu- og verslunarhúsnæði. Húsið verður á þremur hæðum og mun jarðhæðin vera um 2.300 fermetrar. Hafnfirðingar eru bjartsýnir á að mikil uppbygging verði við Tjarnarvelli en fyrirtæki eins og Samkaup, Europris og FL Group munu eiga fráteknar lóðir auk þess sem Helgi Vilhjálmsson í Góu á þarna lóð sem og Páll Pálsson í Sparisjóðnum og Gunnar Hjaltalín endurskoðandi sem eiga þarna lóð saman eins og lesa mátti í Víkurfréttum. Það verður ráðist í miklar framkvæmdir á þessu svæði samhliða húsbyggingum því það á að bæta við hringtorgi þar sem innkeyrslan að knattspyrnusvæði Hauka að Ásvöllum er og svo verður gata Reykjanesbrautarmegin við Tjarnarvellina þannig að menn vænta þess að samgöngur við hverfið batni.


 

Nú þegar markaðurinn virðist vera að rísa aftur er mikil athygli á Dagsbrún en uppgjör þeirra er líklega það sem mestum vonbrigðum hefur valdið það sem af er tímabilinu. Mörgum sem sóttu fund stjórnenda félagsins með markaðaaðilum fannst sem nokkuð skorti á að stjórnendur félagsins væru nógu samstilltir í svörum sínum og þeim tókst ekki að eyða þeirri óvissu sem er um framtíð félagsins né að sannfæra menn um að viðbragðaáætlun væri í gangi.


 

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") [NYSE: AIB] has today announced the sale and leaseback of 12 of its Dublin Branches through advisers Hamilton Osborne King. All of the buildings will be leased back to AIB and continue to operate as branches.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) British property development company LXB II, jointly owned by Baugur, Bank of Scotland and Sir Tom Hunter, has sold property worth GBP425 million to real estate company Hammerson, Baugur said on Tuesday.


 

Veidekke Anläggning Öst AB has been awarded its first job on Stockholm's Northern Link. The job is the first for Veidekke Anläggning Öst AB's newly established underground team, under the management of works manager Konstantin Spinos. The client is the Stockholm Region of the Swedish Road Administration, and the total contract amounts to SEK 68,500,000.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-ABB wins full-service maintenance contract from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-ABB wins USD62m order in South Africa(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-FastPartner AB signs SEK1.5bn credit agreement with Handelsbanken(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Fiberdata Integration AB wins broadband contract from Kopings Kabel-TV(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Hufvudstaden AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK795.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NKT Holding A/S reports Q2 operating result of DKK324m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Sparbank Vest reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK111.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Sparebanken Jevnaker Lumner posts 1H pre-tax result of NOK25.06m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Veidekke ASA wins new heavy construction contracts worth NOK272m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Veidekke ASA wins tunnel contract in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Lappland Goldminers AB reports positive results from Tjalmtrask(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Metsaliitto Group to sell Moelven Industrier ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Pharmexa A/S signs licence agreement with ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's Glitnir announced on Wednesday changes in capital market activities and shared services to further strengthen the organisation.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic investors have invested over ISK147 billion (EUR1.6 billion) in Denmark in the years 2004 and 2005, according to Glitnir bank's analysts.


 

Veidekke Entreprenør a.s has signed contracts for the construction of Reinskar Hydro-Electric Power Plant in Gildeskål and the renovation of two sub sea tunnels on the main road from Ålesund to Ellingsøy and Valderøy


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Aspo Plc reports 6-month operating profit of EUR4.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Aspo Plc to cut 20 jobs as part of action plan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Benefon Oyj forms partnership with Geowell(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Ericsson signs contract with Bharti Airtel in India(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Exel Oyj to cut 20 jobs(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA signs contract with Submarino in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-ODIM ASA wins contracts worth over NOK32m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Siem Offshore Inc to enter into shipbuilding contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Studsvik AB wins order in Germany(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Summary: Pharmexa has granted a non-exclusive license for its PADRE® immunostimulatory peptides to Immunovaccine Technologies, Inc.


 

BRAINPOWER N.V. ANNOUNCES ITS Q2 2006 FINANCIAL RESULTS


 

The testing of well Nabrajah-11 is now completed and the well is being temporarily suspended. A maximum oil rate of 650 bopd was obtained during the test. Due to restricted inflow performance this oil rate was maintained only for a short period. The well is planned to be re-entered at a later stage for further stimulation and re-testing. Further stimulation and testing of Nabrajah 9 and Nabrajah 10 will be considered.


 

As of market open on August 24, 2006, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) American Depositary Receipts will trade on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol "ERIC".


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Affarsstrategerna AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK21.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-BioGaia AB reports Q2 operating profit of SEK225,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Capinordic A/S acquires stake in Euroinvest.com A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Deep Sea Supply ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK9.77m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Domstein ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK18.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Elekta AB completes acquisition of 80% stake in Chinese radiation therapy equipment provider(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-IBS AB and Scania cooperate within mobile IT(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Lauritz.com A/S acquires Museumsbygningen Kunstauktioner A/S - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Meda AB reports Q2 EBIT of SEK518.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NetOnNet AB sells and leases back property in Ullared(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NorGani Hotels ASA posts Q2 pre-tax result of NOK91.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Norsk Hydro ASA increases holding in Slovakian aluminium producer Slovalco to 55.3%(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Odfjell ASA reports Q2 EBIT of USD41m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Panaxia Security AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK4.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Protector Forsikring ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK14.36m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Ratos AB reports Q2 operating profit of SEK532m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Sevan Marine ASA Q2 operating profit of USD0.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Starbreeze AB reports 12-month EBIT of SEK3.30m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Telio Holding ASA posts Q2 operating loss of NOK4.45m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-TV2/Danmark A/S wins concession for Denmark's 5th countrywide radio channel(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports Q2 operating profit of DKK28m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Stumble On US Economy Fears


 

Studsvik has together with its German partner GNS received a strategic order from E.ON in Germany. The order is for waste treatment and metal recycling of four steam generators from the Stade Nuclear Power Plant which is under decommissioning.


 

Highlights first six months 2006


 

GHENT, Belgium, August 24, 2006 -- Devgen (Euronext Brussels: DEVG) announced today that, following encouraging results from studies in animals, one of its preclinical programs may show promise for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.


 

In the 2nd quarter, Deep Sea Supply ASA (the "Company" or "DESS") improved its freight revenues by NOK 22 mill. compared to 1st quarter 2006, reduced operating expenses by NOK 10 mill. and made a NOK 57 mill. profit on the sale of three shipbuilding contracts. The upgrading program related to the six AHTS vessels was completed through the upgrading of the "Sea Wolf". The Company acquired a 20% stake in 4 PSV newbuilding contracts.


 

ASPO Plc STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN August 24, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.


 

Basel, Switzerland, August 24, 2006 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SWX:BSLN) reports interim financial results. Three compounds planned to be in phase III by year-end.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-BRFkredit reports 6-month operating profit of DKK189m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Hojgaard Holding A/S reports 6-month pre-tax profit of DKK19m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-MT Hojgaard A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK38m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NeuroSearch A/S reports 6-month operating loss of DKK83.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Nutri Pharma ASA reports 6-month operating loss of NOK2.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-PA Resources AB reports 6-month operating profit of SEK130.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-DNO ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK196.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Factum Electronics AB wins DAB contract in Norway(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA wins agreement in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-NeuroSearch A/S to acquire A. Carlsson Research AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-ODIM ASA signs contract for construction capacity in Singapore(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 24, 2006-ODIM ASA wins NOK40m contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

BEIJING -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2006 -- The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), an international specifications setting body, announces the public availability of its Firmware Update Management Object (FUMO) Version 1.0 as a Candidate Enabler Release. FUMO allows mobile operators to update mobile devices across network infrastructure without requiring consumers or network engineers to initiate upgrades through direct contact. This over-the-air capability for new or existing products and services allows for initiation, download and verification from a centralized location for all relevant mobile devices on a given network.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 22 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 100.42p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 99.84p.


 

Keppra® now approved to treat a generalized seizure type in adult and adolescent patients


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Dicentia A/S reports 1H operating loss of DKK7.75m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Vestas Wind Systems A/S receives French order for 33 wind turbines(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Awilco Offshore ASA signs contract in Australia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA to issue private placement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Golden Ocean Group Limited reports 6-month operating profit of USD32.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Metso Corporation selects Elisa as telecomms services provider(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Tele2 receives approval for joint venture in Germany(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Citycon Oyj signs EUR600m credit agreement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Rakentajian Konevuokraamo Oyj reports 6-month operating profit of EUR22.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Solteq Plc subsidiary signs cooperation agreement with Empower Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-TietoEnator delivers life insurance system in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Tradeka Oy to take over 37 Spar stores(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Valio Group plans EUR30m investment in Russia - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Rotterdam, 23 August 2006 PRESS RELEASE


 

Copenhagen, August 23, 2006 Today, Maconomy's Board of Directors has discussed and approved the Group's interim report for the 1st Half of 2006.


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2006 -- ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE: R) is pleased to announce that it is increasing its brokered private placement to up to $8 million in units. This private placement previously announced on July 13, 2006 is being increased due to being significantly over-subscribed.


 

Today, RijnHove and Fortis Intertrust, the owner of Monterey Management BV, have reached an agreement regarding the sale of 100% of Monterey Management to RijnHove.


 

Farstad Shipping achieved an operating income of NOK 437.6 million for the 2nd quarter (NOK 425.4 million). The operating costs for the period were NOK 228.7 million (NOK 218.5 million).


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Bure Equity AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK58.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Farstad Shipping ASA reports Q2 EBIT of NOK141.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Navamedic ASA reports Q2 pre-tax loss of NOK2.56m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-ScanMining AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK6.04m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Solar A/S reports Q2 pre-tax result of EUR13.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Svedbergs i Dalstorp AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK27.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-SYSteam AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK18.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Viking Telecom AB/Phonera AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK0.81m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Yield AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK2.15m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

STOCKHOLM (Dow Jones)--The Swedish Competition Authority Wednesday presented a report in which it stated that more competition is needed within Nordic retail banking, but that payment systems need to become more transparent to facilitate the entrance of new players.


 

FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)


 

GREAT WEST GOLD, INC. - 30% STOCK DIVIDEND Company confirms the 30% Stock Dividend to reward its Shareholders


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, August 23, 2006 - Paul Vermeij has joined Dutch biotechnology company Crucell (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: SW CRX) as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.


 

August 23, 2006: TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - Petrojarl ASA ("Petrojarl" or the "Company") (OSE: PETRO) today announced that it has been informed that Teekay Shipping Corporation (''Teekay'') has acquired 15 percent of the shares outstanding in Petrojarl.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-AF Group reports Q2 operating profit of SEK30.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Alm. Brand A/S reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK424m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Atlas Copco signs 3-year electricity agreement with Vattenfall(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Genmab A/S reports Q2 operating loss of DKK92.73m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-H+H International A/S reports Q2 pre-tax result of DKK45.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Innate Pharmaceuticals AB reports 12-month loss of SEK7.23m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Ledstiernan AB reports 1H pre-tax profit of SEK8.14m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Maconomy A/S posts Q2 operating loss of DKK1.10m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Mekonomen reports 5.6% sales increase in July(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-MultiQ International AB wins monitors order from Selfridges(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-NCC reports Q2 operating profit of SEK758m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Pharmexa A/S reports 1H operating loss of DKK87.12m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Pricer AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK14.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Selvaag Gruppen AS reports 1H operating loss of NOK45.70m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Semcon AB reports Q2 pre-tax result of SEK17.89m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Ship Finance International Limited reports Q2 operating result of USD65.15m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-SinterCast AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK3.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Sparebanken Hedmark reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK214m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Thrane & Thrane sign agreement with Inmarsat(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Topdanmark A/S reports Q2 pre-tax profit of DKK377m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Pliva DD (PLVA.ZG) Wednesday said its supervisory board has approved the takeover offer by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BRL) for the Croatian generics drug maker at a price of 743 kuna ($130.58) per share.


 

For further information, please contact: Jonas Wiström, President and CEO +46 (0)8-657 11 15 / +46 (0)70-608 12 20 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)8-657 12 01 / +46 (0)70-657 20 26


 

A total number of 20.000 new shares in Kemira Oyj have been subscribed on the basis of the stock option rights granted under the stock option program of the year 2001. In accordance with the stock option program the subscription price of shares was EUR 2.11 per share.


 

FORM 8.1/8.3


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Iceland's Landsbanki launches USD2.25bn notes(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Please find enclosed the presentation of the Interim Results for the Quarter ended June 30 2006, held in the morning on Wednesday August 23, in the attachment below.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Landsbanki Islands priced an in-augural Yankee 5-year Fixed Rate Senior benchmark of US$1.5 billion, and a 3-year Floating Rate Senior benchmark of US$750 million with Banc of America, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank as Joint Book Runners, Landsbanki announced on Tuesday (August 22nd).


 

SOLTEQ PLC - STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN ON AUGUST 23rd, 2006


 

August 23, 2006 Oslo, Norway - Petroleum Geo-Services ASA ("PGS" or the "Company") (OSE and NYSE: PGS) announced today that it has sold 6,467,440 shares in Petrojarl ASA for NOK 60 per share. This represents 8.6% of the share capital in Petrojarl ASA. Subsequent to the sale, PGS owns no shares in Petrojarl ASA.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-AB Custos reports 1H operating result of SEK20.34m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Biolin AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK8.45m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Brodrene A&O Johansen A/S reports Q2 pre-tax result of DKK36.97m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-BTS Group AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK20.08m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-cBrain A/S reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK0.68m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Consortium makes voluntary offer for Wilson ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-CTT Systems AB reports 12-month operating loss of SEK13.23m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Dan-Ejendomme Holding A/S reports 1H operating result of DKK10.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Dios Fastigheter AB reports 1H operating result of SEK114.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-D/S Norden A/S reports 1H EBIT of USD95.79m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-DSV A/S reports 1H EBIT of DKK473m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-E-CO Energi AS reports 1H operating result of NOK1,033m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Ecovision AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-GC Rieber Shipping ASA posts Q2 operating result of NOK28.94m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Getinge AB acquires German hospital IT company OTY GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Green Reefers ASA posts Q2 pre-tax result of USD0.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Gyldendal ASA reports Q2 pre-tax loss of NOK54.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-HiQ International AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK29.96m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-HSD Group reports Q2 operating result of NOK9.30m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Inmeta ASA reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Medi-Stim ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK5.56m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Nocom AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK8.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Opcon AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK15.42m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Skanska to develop new office property in Malmo(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Smarteq AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK1.31m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Sparbanken Sor report 1H pre-tax result of NOK140m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Thrane & Thrane A/S reports Q1 operating result of DKK12.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Uniflex AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK7.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Vizrt Ltd wins orders from CBS Sports and the NFL Network(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-VLT AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK20.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Bergen, Norway, August 23, 2006. Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ) announces today that Vizrt graphics products continue their dominance in the U.S. sports market as the NFL football season begins in September. CBS Sports and the NFL Network both have purchased high definition graphics systems, together valued at approximately USD 750,000 for use in mobile production vehicles and studios.


 

(This story was originally published Monday)By Robb M. Stewart


 

(This repeats an item published at 0500 GMT)US SUMMARY: Fed Officials Warning Reverses Shares


 

Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has entered into a Letter of Award for the jack-up drilling rig WilCraft. The contract with Peak group (Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd is for 13 months operation offshore Australia. Peak has the option to extend the contract for up to a total of 24 months.


 

Golden Ocean Group Limited


 

Stavanger, Norway


 

Dublin, Ireland/Dallas, Texas - August 23, 2006 - Trintech Group Plc (NASDAQ: TTPA), a leading provider of transaction reconciliation and payment infrastructure solutions, today announced its second quarter fiscal year 2007 financial results. Following the announcement of the impending sale of its payments systems business to VeriFone Holdings Inc., Trintech is required to present its financial results on a continuing and discontinuing basis. This requirement has resulted in the presentation of financial results showing second quarter revenues for the continuing business (the Funds Management Systems business) of $6.0 million and a net loss in the quarter for the continuing business of $94,000. The net loss incurred in the quarter for the continuing and discontinuing businesses amounted to $2.1 million.


 

During the second quarter, DNO's exploration led strategy again provided significant organic reserve growth as the proven and probable reserves increased by 40 percent to 139 million barrels. In accordance with the company's strategy, the second quarter was characterized by a high level of exploration activity.


 

* Sales of CHF 47 138 million, up 11.0%, as a result of above target organic growth of 6.4% (food, beverage and nutrition + 6%) * Exceptionally strong RIG of 4.8% (4.3% for food, beverage and nutrition) * EBIT in CHF up 14.5% to 6 054 million, with improved margin of 12.8%, up 40 basis points (food, beverage and nutrition 30 bps) * Net profit up 11.4% to CHF 4 151 million, earnings per share up 11.9% to CHF 10.73 * Efficiency programs (such as Operation Excellence 2007), supported by GLOBE, are on track and delivering * Full-year forecast: organic growth at high end of target range and improved margin in constant currencies


 

Company Increases Half Year Profitability on Growing Revenues


 

The Interim Consolidated Profit after taxation for first half of 2006 was a loss amounting to DKK -6,380,768


 

H. Lundbeck A/S will on 23 August 2006 file an increase of its share capital by DKK 559,550, nominal value, with the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency as a result of employees exercising warrants. The registered share capital will subsequently amount to DKK 1,059,363,575 divided into 211,872,715 shares of DKK 5 each. The subscription price was DKK 108.11 per share. The new shares shall carry a right to dividend for the financial year 2006 from the time of registration of the capital increase, provided that it is decided on the annual general meeting of the company to pay a dividend for that financial year.


 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 22, 2006 - Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd. "the Company" (PINKSHEETS:MAEN) http://www.maisonetteworld.com is pleased to announce that it has completed its un-audited accounts for its fiscal year 2006. The highlights of the result of operations are listed below:


 

H. Lundbeck A/S hereby reports transactions made by executives and persons and legal entities closely associated to them with shares in H. Lundbeck A/S and linked securities, cf. section 28a of the Danish Securities Trading Act.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 23, 2006-Atlantic Petroleum's 1H consolidated loss DKK6.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Iceland's FL Group confirms involvement in HoF bid(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 21 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 100.05p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 99.52p.


 

Vevey, August 23, 2006 - Gétaz Romang Holding SA, Swiss specialist in building industry distribution, says first-half EBIT reached 16.3 mio CHF in 2005, up from first-half 2005 EBIT (5.9 mio CHF).


 

Chairman, Vice Chairman and President


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Faeroese oil company, Atlantic Petroleum's consolidated losses after taxes for the first half of 2006 amounted to DKK6,3 million compared to a loss of DKK579,382 for first half of 2005, the company announced on Wednesday.


 

Resolutions passed at today's Annual General Meeting included the following:


 

Icelandic investment company FL Group confirmed on Tuesday that it is a part of a consortium led by Baugur with a view to making an offer for House of Fraser.


 

Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA (CECO) has retained Pareto Securities ASA to advise on and effect a private placement directed towards professional and international investors by raising gross proceeds of up to NOK 229 mill.


 

SCHEDULE 10


 

By Geoffrey T. Smith


 

Fredrik Boheman, Executive Vice President and currently head of SEB Germany (SEB AG), has been appointed new head of Asset Management. Boheman will assume his new position on October 1.


 

On August 22, 2006, the Board declared a dividend of $1.50 per share. The record date for the dividend is *August 31*, 2006, ex dividend date is August 29, 2006 and the dividend will be paid on or about September 18, 2006.


 

On August 22, 2006, the Board declared a dividend of $1.50 per share. The record date for the dividend is *August 31*, 2006, ex dividend date is August 29, 2006 and the dividend will be paid on or about September 18, 2006.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-AB Novestra reports 6-month operating result of SEK37.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-A/S Dantherm Holding reports 6-month operating loss of DKK42.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Summary: The Pharmexa Group generated revenue and other operating income of DKK 10,663 thousand in the first 6 months of 2006 and recorded a net loss of DKK 85,204 thousand. Research and development costs totalled DKK 80,181 thousand. Pharmexa maintains its previous financial forecast for the full year.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Done Solutions Corporation acquires Tiolat Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Fortum Espoo Oyj plans new power plant in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Birka Line Abp reports 6-month operating profit of EUR17.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Citycon Oyj to acquire shopping centre project in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

CITYCON OYJ Stock Exchange Release 22 August 2006 at 1.50 p.m.


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open higher Tuesday, following a rally in Asia, Angus Campbell at spreadbettor Finspreads said.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-FlexLink AB reports Q2 EBITA of SEK57m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Karolin Machine Tool AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK26m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-PCQT AB wins SEK1m international defence order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Group acquires assets from International Paper in Brazil


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj invests in its sawmills in Russia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj to acquire two paper companies in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Please find enclosed the presentation of the Interim Results for the Quarter ended June 30 2006, to be held in the morning on Tuesday August 22, in the attachment above.


 

Please find enclosed the presentation of the Interim Results for the Quarter ended June 30 2006, to be held in the morning on Tuesday August 22, on the following link:


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Aktia Savings Bank Plc reports 6-month operating profit of EUR25.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Alfa Laval AB wins order in Japan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-EDB Business Partner ASA to cut 240 jobs(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Ericsson to deliver EDA solution in Thailand(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Finnish employment up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Salcomp Plc extends plant investment in India(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Bayer AG will be publishing its Second Quarter 2006 results on August 29, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. CEST (5:30 a.m. GMT).


 

At Prosafe's Capital Markets Day today, 22 August 2006, focus will be on the company's financial targets and key objectives for the future. Prosafe group management will present its growth expectations, both financially and operationally for the next two - three years.


 

Press release from Norse Enery Corp. ASA 22.08.2006


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Aker Yards ASA to build two large construction vessels for DOFCON(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Apoteket AB reports 1H operating result of SEK160m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Bang & Olufsen posts 12-month pre-tax result of DKK430.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & CO ASA acquires chemical tanker company Songa Shipholding AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-CellaVision AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK0.28m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Frontline Ltd reports Q2 operating profit of USD107.22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Insplanet AB reports 1H operating result of SEK6.28m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-LKAB reports 1H operating result of SEK3,047m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Micro Systemation AB wins US order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Net Insight AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK9.79m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Norse Energy Corporation ASA reports Q2 EBIT of USD1.47m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Rica Hotels ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-SuperOffice ASA wins CRM solutions contract from Toyota Norge AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 22, 2006-Trolltech ASA reports Q2 pre-tax loss of NOK14.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight publishes the interimreport for January - June 2006.


 

DSM has today opened its new feed premix plant in Liaocheng in Shandong province, China. The new facility demonstrates the company's continuing commitment to supporting China's fast growing animal nutrition and health industry. It aims to provide animal nutrition vitamin and mineral premixes with advanced formulas to feed customers in North and North East China.


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Slightly Lower On Slowdown Worry


 

Directors' Dealings Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management _


 

* Net profit rises by 20% to ¤ 92.8 million (first half-year 2005: ¤ 77.3 million); earnings per share grow by 17.9% from ¤ 2.35 to ¤ 2.77 and the amount available to shareholders from ¤ 2.52 to ¤ 2.87 (+13.9%); * Growth in income despite pressure on interest margin; * Efficiency ratio improves from 56.8% to 54.8%; * Upgrading of IT systems in full swing; implementation of first modules planned for second half of 2006; * With two Single A credit ratings, Van Lanschot achieved one of its major targets; * Exceptional items: release of provision for healthcare costs ¤ 19.5 million; higher charges for, inter alia, the stock option plan and pensions ¤ 10.5 million; * Cost focus will lead to lower operating expenses in second half of 2006;


 

Court corroborates majority decision of Carl Zeiss Meditec shareholders - New blockade possible due to appeals at Higher Regional Court


 

Last year's revision of Sika's Strategy 2010 has now also led to modifications at the Group Management level. In keeping with the aim to devote more attention to growth markets, the Mid-East, India and East Africa are to be consolidated into a new corporate region. The Construction Division, accounting for 75% of Group sales, is to be organized into three business units each concentrating on a defined grouping of customers: concrete manufacturers, contractors and distributors.


 

Glitnir Capital Market Day 13th of September Reykjavik/Oslo, 21 August 2006 - Please find detailed program for Glitnir's first Capital Market Day in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Wednesday 13th of September.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 18 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 100.73p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 100.11p.


 

UCB Has Option For Territories Beyond Europe


 

Injunction Confirmed DOJ Amnesty Agreement with the Company


 

Submissions from World's Top Developer Companies to be Judged by Independent Panel of Mobile Industry Experts


 

To supplement its own coating services, Impreglon acquired 100 % of Deckert Oberflächentechnik GmbH effective July 1, 2006. Same as Impreglon, Deckert is located in Lüneburg, Germany. While Impreglon's main focus has been functional coatings, Deckert has concentrated on decorative coatings.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Iceland's MP Investment Bank 1H profit jumps to ISK615m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Interim Report January-June 2006 will be released on Thursday, 24 August around 08:30 a.m. (CET).


 

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Reykjavik (IFN) The privately held MP Investment Bank reported that profits for the first six months of 2006 amounted to ISK615 million (EUR6.8 million), compared to ISK345 (EUR3.8 million) in the same period in 2005, the bank announced on Monday.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-ICEX 1H profit jumps to EUR1.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Axis AB network cameras offered for Latin American market(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Luxo ASA plans equity issue(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Trelleborg Group inaugurates new plant in China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Benefon Oyj signs map data contract with NAV2(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Pohjois-Karjalan Kirjapaino Oyj reports 6-month operating profit of EUR4.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-TietoEnator Corporation acquires TOPAS Consulting GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Aasen Sparebank posts 1H operating result of NOK6.64m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Berg Sparebank posts 1H pre-tax result of NOK10.95m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Jeudan A/S reports Q2 EBIT of DKK68m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Migatronic A/S posts 1H pre-tax result of DKK7.43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Orexo AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK26.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Precio Systemutveckling AB posts Q2 operating profit of SEK0.80m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Tengbom strengthens through acquisition in Gothenburg(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Walls A/S posts Q2 pre-tax result of DKK40.98m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Board of Directors of Eignarhaldsfelagid Verdbrefathing hf., which owns and operates the Iceland Stock Exchange (ICEX) and the Icelandic Securities Depository (ISD), has approved the company's interim financial statement for the six months ending 30 June 2006.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) The Icelandic Stock Exchange's (ICEX) profit was ISK172.9 million (EUR1.9 million) for the first half of 2006 as compared to ISK21.7 million (EUR214,000) for the first half of 2005, Eignarhaldsfelagid Verbrefathing hf. announced on Monday.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--The U.K. government's refusal to help airlines suffering the effects of increased security cost fall out heralds the start of a battle from airlines to gain the upper hand.


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open lower Monday, as futures are down on higher oil prices.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-New chairman elected in Iceland's Progressive Party(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Silfurnesgolfvöll í Hornafirði var formlega opnaður um helgina eftir miklar breytingar en hann er níu holur. Búið er að lengja völlinn mikið og betrumbæta hann. Golfvöllurinn sem er í umsjón Golfklúbbs Hornafjarðar en breytingarnar á vellinum er hannaðar af Edvin Rögnvaldssyni golfvallahönnuði.


 

Bergen, Norway, August 21, 2006. Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ), announces today that it has expanded its market share in Pakistan with sales of USD 1.1 million so far this quarter.


 

Golar's 2nd Quarter 2006 results will be released Friday, August 25th 2006. In connection with this a webcast presentation will be held at 03.00 P.M (London Time) followed by Q&A session. The presentation will be available to download from the Investor Relations section at www.golarlng.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Jon Sigurdsson, Minister of Industry and Commerce was elected chairman of the Progressive party on Saturday.


 

August 21, 2006: TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - Petrojarl ASA ("Petrojarl" or the "Company") (OSE: PETRO) today announced that it has been informed that Prosafe ASA has acquired a 29,57 percent stake in Petrojarl.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Capio AB acquires Deutsche Klinik GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Prosafe ASDA to acquire 29.57% stake in Petrojarl ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-SeaBird Exploration reports 6-month operating profit of USD5.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Ericsson signs network contract in Malaysia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Nokia wins transmission contract from Telenor(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Norwegian Property ASA signs final contract with Astrup Fearnley AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-TietoEnator signs hosting services agreement with Stora Enso Oyj(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Heijmans N.V. will announce their interim Results 2006 on 31. August 2006 (before opening of the stock exchange).


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-LogicaCMG Plc announces public offer for WM-data AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-RayClinic AB posts 1H operating loss of SEK1.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Scanworld Travelpartner AB reports 12-month operating loss of SEK3.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Vizrt Ltd wins new orders in Pakistan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Odfjell ASA`s second quarter 2006 result will be released on Thursday 24 August 2006. The results will be published on Oslo Børs at www.newsweb.no as well as made avaliable on www.huginonline.com and on www.odfjell.com. An open presentation and a conference call will be held with details mentioned below.


 

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 2006 -- Naviblog Corporation, a pioneering innovator of browser-based mobile phone applications, today announced it has been named a Red Herring Asia 100 winner, an award program recognizing the most promising private technology companies in the region.


 

(This story was originally published Friday)By Christopher Emsden


 

(This story was originally published Friday)By Robb M. Stewart


 

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP)--Iceland is boosting its number of observers in a Nordic monitoring mission for Sri Lanka's shaky cease-fire following the pullout of three other countries from the team, an official said Saturday.


 

(This repeats an item published at 0500 GMT)US SUMMARY: Investors To See If Momentum Can Continue


 

Farstad Shipping ASA has, through its subsidiary Farstad Supply AS, signed a contract with Aker Yards to build a platform supply vessels (PSV) of the type UT 751CD. The steel hull will be built in Romania and outfitting yard will be Aker Yards Brevik. Delivery of the vessels is scheduled for January 2009. The newbuild is part of Farstad's general fleet renewal.


 

Capio has signed an agreement to acquire the German healthcare group Deutsche Klinik GmbH. With this transaction, Capio enters the single biggest healthcare market in Europe, strengthening its position as a leading pan-European healthcare provider. Deutsche Klinik is a private healthcare group owning five hospitals and operating an additional seven facilities under management contracts throughout Germany. Conference call today at 14:00CET, see information below.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-AF Gruppen ASA posts Q2 pre-tax result of NOK47.44m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Aker Yards ASA receives new PSV contract from Farstad Supply AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Leroy Seafood Group ASA to acquire outstanding shares of Hydrotech-Gruppen AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Lundin Mining Corporation and EuroZinc Mining Corporation to merge(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Opera Software ASA reports Q2 EBIT of NOK2.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Statoil ASA finds gas in Trost prospect in Norwegian Sea(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

SeaBird Exploration ("the Group") provides marine seismic services for the international oil and gas industry. SeaBird Exploration Limited ("the Company") is a limited liability company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. The Group has its operating office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and a representative office in Oslo, Norway.


 

TietoEnator and Stora Enso have signed an agreement on Stora Enso ICT infrastructure hosting services in all of the countries in which it operates. The service contract is for five years and is worth EUR 20 million.


 

Sales and earnings continue to rise The favorable dynamic that marked the first quarter of 2006 persisted in the second and led to notable growth. In the first half of this year Sika made strident gains in sales and earnings. Compared to the corresponding year-ago period, sales denominated in Swiss francs were ahead by 33.6% and exceeded CHF 1.8 bil., the EBITDA even advanced by 44.9%. The net profit totaled more than CHF 100 mil.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-3L System AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK2.69m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-AarhusKarlshamn AB sells holding in BSP Pharma A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Betsson AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK2.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Eitzen Maritime Services ASA signs new ship management contract with Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Locum AB sells psychiatric facility to Inhaagen Estate AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Pertra ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK65.02m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Siem Offshore Inc acquires PSV Ocean Carrier(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Solstad Offshore ASA receives contract extension for Normand Aurora(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-TagMaster AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK1.67m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-Tonder Bank reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK14.22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 21, 2006-VBG AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK43.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

August 20, 2006: TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - Petrojarl ASA ("Petrojarl" or the "Company") (OSE: PETRO) today announced that its Board and management have reason to believe that an industrial buyer is attempting to acquire an ownership stake of between 25 and 40 percent in the company.


 

Structural aircraft components work conducted at temporary facility is ahead of schedule


 

With sales revenue standing at Euro 0.86 million (prev. yr. Euro 0.63 million) for proportionate purchase costs of Euro 0.63 million (prev. yr. Euro 0.33 million), investment earnings stand at Euro 0.23 million (prev. yr. 0.3 million). This includes sale of Copernicus Beteiligungen AG as at 30.06.06. The financial result stands at Euro 52,000 (prev. yr. Euro 1.16 million) and includes both a net interest yield and required write-downs on marketable securities according to the HGB (German Commercial Code) lower of cost or market.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 17 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 100.48p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 99.89p.


 

Anders Reuthammar will resign from his position as business unit manager for Marbodal AB during the spring of 2007. His resignation is due to family circumstances. Nobia has started a recruitment process and aims primarily to find his successor from within the organisation.


 

Menzies Aviation is pleased to announce that it has recently completed the acquisition of Malmo Main Air Cargo AB ("MAC").


 

* Hans Ekkehard Domröse has been as appointed member of the Board of Management responsible for Enterprise Communication segment * Chairman of the Board of Management Dr. Hans Grundner assumes additional responsibility for Traffic & Control Communication segment


 

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 18, 2006 -- The American Stock Exchange ("Amex") has approved the application by CanWest Petroleum Corporation (the "Company") (OTCBB: CWPC) for the listing of the Company's common stock on Amex under the trading symbol "BQI".


 

Trading in Novo Nordisk shares by board members, executives and associated persons as reported to Novo Nordisk on 17 August 2006


 

BEIJING -- China's central bank Friday fired its latest shot in its war against economic overheating, raising interest rates for the second time this year.


 

Invik & Co. AB announced today the appointment of Mattias Björk as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Avion Group acquires 5% stake in Advent Airline Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Elisa Corporation extends tender offer for Lounet Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Kemira Oyj signs long-term agreement with St. Petersburg Water Works(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Poyry Plc wins engineering services contracts in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Iceland's Avion submits formal offer for Atlas Cold Storage(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Sir Tom Hunter to join Baugur in HoF bid  source(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)


 

Attached please find presentation material to the 2Q 2006:


 

Pöyry's Forest Industry business group has been commissioned to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) and owner's engineering services for Klabin's and Aracruz's mills in Brazil. The total value of the contracts is about EUR 20 million.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Avion Group on behalf of it's subsidiary, Eimskip Atlas Canada, announced on Friday, that a formal offer has been mailed to all unitholders of Atlas Cold Storage Income Trust on the terms set out in August 3, 2006 announcement.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-CorrOcean ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK11.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-GEO ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK193.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-New Motorola Razr V3x mobile phone to include Opera Mobile browser(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-New Motorola Razr V3x mobile phone to include Opera Mobile browser(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-ODIM ASA wins contract for the supply of two automated handling systems(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

ELISA CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 18 AUGUST 2006 AT 1.00pm


 

Directors' Dealings Transactions in Adecco securities by Directors and Senior Management _


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-G&L Beijer AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK48.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Sanistal A/S reports Q2 operating result of DKK53.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Benefon Oyj reports 6-month operating loss of EUR2.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA reports 6-month operating profit of USD31.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-OMX AB to deliver market data dissemination solution to Wiener Borse(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Revus Energy ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK14.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Frontline's Second Quarter 2006 results will be released on Tuesday August 22, 2006. In connection with this a presentation and a teleconference / webcast will be held as described below:


 

FORM 8.1/8.3


 

Options in the Schibsted share have been issued to cover the three-year rolling options program targeted at key persons within Schibsted.


 

For further information:


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-AarhusKarlshamn AB reports 6-month operating profit of SEK124m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Bure Equity AB receives approval to sell shares in Carl Bro(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA acquires Sigas Kosan A/S and 8 LPG carriers(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Fortum Espoo Oyj reports 6-month operating profit of EUR30.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Leo Longlife Oyj reports 6-month operating profit of EUR1.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Nokia delivers device management solution in Russia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Nordic Aluminium Plc reports 6-month operating profit of EUR5.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Turvatiimi Oyj reports 6-month operating loss of EUR1.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Board of Directors of Pan Fish ASA has drawn up the strategic direction and principles for the new organisational structure of Pan Fish ASA. In addition the board has decided on localisation of group headquarters and appointed the CEO.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-AcadeMedia AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK2.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Adresseavisen ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK44.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Biolight International AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK3.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-BioPhausia AB reports Q2 operating profit of SEK2.26m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Ginger Oil AB raises SEK11.4m in private placement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Haendig divests Finnish wood processing operations(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Mekonomen AB posts Q2 EBIT of SEK37.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Norwegian regional newspapers mull strategic cooperation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Relation & Brand AB reports 1H operating result of SEK1.16m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Remora ASA reports 1H pre-tax loss of NOK4.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Synergi Solutions AS reports Q2 operating loss of NOK0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-V&S Group reports 1H operating profit of SEK1,085m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

There have been negotiations between the regional newspapers Adresseavisen, Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Fædrelandsvennen and Stavanger Aftenblad regarding a possible integration on the owner side. The ambition is to form a leading media group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Yesterday, the board of directors of Schibsted ASA gave a mandate in order for the company to continue its negotiations with the regional newspapers regarding such a possible integration on the owner side.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Scottish deal-maker Sir Tom Hunter is set to join Icelandic retail investor Baugur in making a formal GBP350 million bid for British department store chain House of Fraser (HoF), a source close to the situation told IFN on Friday.


 

The news release can be downloaded from the following link:


 

Ratos's wholly owned subsidiary Haendig to transfer the wood processing operations within its Finnish subsidiary Penope to the operation's management.


 

US SUMMARY: Lower Oil Prices Push Stocks Higher


 

Novo Nordisk A/S has today acquired 4,522,462 B shares, worth DKK 1.8 billion, from Novo A/S as part of the ongoing DKK 6 billion share repurchase programme. The transaction price is DKK 405.79 per share and has been calculated as the average market price from 3 August to 17 August in the open trading window following the announcement of Novo Nordisk's financial results for the first six months of 2006.


 

[Dow Jones] Baugur's reported GBP350M takeover bid for House of Fraser (HOF.LN) should be accepted by shareholders if the retailer's board does recommend the offer, says Evolution Securities.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Andebu Sparebank reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK4.08m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Andvord Tybring-Gjedde ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK26.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-DOF ASA posts Q2 operating profit of NOK190.08m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Hexagon Composites ASA reports Q2 EBIT of NOK12.12m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Landkreditt reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK10.47m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Total income up by 82.4%, to reach CHF 85.1 million in the first half-year Mid-year operating profit amounted to CHF 55.6 million (+82.4%) Group profit after minority holdings up by 87.6%, to CHF 41.2 million in the first six months of 2006 Assets under management at the end of June 2006: CHF 11,626 mn (+6.5%)


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Fotoquick AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK12.43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Genovis AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK2.80m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Hvidbjerg Bank posts 1H pre-tax result of DKK1.93m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Rederi AB Transatlantic reports Q2 operating result of SEK55m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Schibsted ASA posts Q2 operating profit of NOK309m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 18, 2006-Svithoid Tankers AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK3.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Supervisory Board of Epigenomics AG and the Chief Executive Officer and founder Alexander Olek have unanimously agreed that his service contract as well as his position as CEO will end with effect as of 17 August 2006. Alexander Olek will continue to act as an advisor to Epigenomics.


 

PACIFIC ENERGY RESOURCES LTD. 1065 West Pier E Street Long Beach, California 90802-1015 Telephone: (562) 436-6566; Fax: (562) 436-8474


 

Glitnir Capital Market Day 13th of September Reykjavik/Oslo, 17 August 2006 - Glitnir will host its first Capital Market Day in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Wednesday 13th of September. The management of the Bank will introduce Glitnir's strategy, operations and outlook. A detailed program will be distributed on Monday 20th of August.


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, August 17, 2006. Biotech company Pharming Group N.V. ("Pharming") (Euronext: PHARM) (PHARM.AS) announced today that its Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for recombinant human C1 inhibitor (rhC1INH or Rhucin®) for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) has been accepted for review by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA). The Company further announced that it has selected Rhucin® as the global trade mark for rhC1INH for the treatment of acute HAE attacks.


 

The Supervisory Board of DSM is pleased to announce that it will propose to appoint


 

At the Board meeting today, the Board of Directors of Schibsted ASA approved the interim financial statement as of June 30, 2006.


 

D'Ieteren will be announcing its interim results for the six months ended 30 June on September 1st 2006 at 7.30 am (Belgian time).


 

BW Gas will release second quarter results 2006 on Friday 25 August. The report and the presentation will be available at our website www.bwgas.com and in the reception at Bergehus, Drammensveien 106, Oslo from 08:30 CET.


 

D'Ieteren will be announcing its interim results for the six months ended 30 June on September 1st 2006 at 7.30 am (Belgian time).


 

Fortis Bank is pleased to announce that it has opened branches in Copenhagen (Denmark) and Stockholm (Sweden), reinforcing its European network of business centres to a total of 121 in 18 countries. The two new business centres will provide business services to medium-sized enterprises, targeting internationally active companies with complex financial needs. In particular, they will focus on businesses seeking multiple banking services, such as international credit facilities, international cash management, treasury products, factoring, trade finance, export and project finance, trust services and, subsequently, leasing.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Danionics A/S subsidiary enters into frame agreement to provide batteries from China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-FLSmidth & Co A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK266m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Schouw & Co reports 6-month operating profit of DKK132.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-William Demant Holding A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK622.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Telenor Sweden has signed an agreement with DaimlerChrysler Services Fleetboard concerning fleet management services. All trucks with Fleetboard system will be equipped with Swedish SIM cards from Telenor. Telenor already has agreements with Volvo and Scania, but the agreement with DaimlerChrysler Services Fleetboard is an enormous breakthrough on the international market.


 

Nordea and Sampo Bank have agreed to set up an extensive ATM network, which will cover all three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The first ATMs will be put into operation in Baltic countries in September and other banks will be invited to join the network.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Coloplast A/S reports 9-month operating profit of DKK810m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Evia Oyj reports 6-month operating loss of EUR139,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Nordea and Sampo agree on joint ATM network in the Baltics(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Telenor signs agreement with DaimlerChrysler in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Cetec Electric AB acquires AutomatikHuset i Malmo AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Exense ASA acquires Avantra AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Orskog Sparebank reports 1H operating result of NOK7.73m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Rejler Group posts Q2 operating result of SEK11.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Sparebanken Pluss reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK140.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-SRAB Shipping AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK1.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Stavanger Aftenblad ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK36.01m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The IT-service company from Hamburg generates a turnover growth of more than 83 per cent Accrued profit or loss and EBIT are above expectations Profit increase in the second quarter


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Akelius Fastigheter Ab acquires apartments in Berlin(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Atea receives SAN order from Komatsu Forest AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Beijer Alma AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK72.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-CISL Gruppen AB wins new development assignment in Thailand(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Cloetta Fazer reports 1H operating result of SEK122m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Displayit AB reports Q2 pre-tax result of SEK0.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-HiQ International AB receives contract extension from Swedish national post and telecomms agency(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-ICM Logistik AB reports 1H operating result of SEK2.05m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Intius AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK0.26m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Kongsberg Gruppen ASA wins new weapons control systems order in the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-NCC sells office project in Stockholm for SEK971m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Ringkjobing Bank reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK69.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Sparebanken Vest reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK391m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are expected to open a touch lower Thursday in a correction after strong gains earlier in the week.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Eitzen Maritime Services ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK77.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Leroy Seafood Group reports 6-month operating profit of NOK328.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Statkraft AS reports 6-month operating profit of NOK5.7bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-TryggVesta A/S reports 6-month pre-tax profit of DKK1.35bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Wilson ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK83.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Aurora Investment Trust plc announces that its unaudited Net Asset Value (NAV) as at 15th August 2006 was £33.928 millions, representing a NAV of 224.58p per share. The investments in the Company's portfolio have been valued at bid market price in the above calculations.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Ericsson wins managed services contract in Bangladesh(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Fred. Olsen Energy ASA subsidiary settles with Statoil ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-MediCult A/S changes distributor in Austria(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Nokia expands network contract with TIM Hellas(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Norsk Hydro awards NOK600m contract to SeaDrill Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nokia HSDPA solution and Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station also included


 

FORM 8.1/8.3


 

Norsk Hydro has awarded SeaDrill a letter of intent for the provision of wireline services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The assignment has a duration of three years with options for three additional two-year periods. The estimated contract value for the firm period is approximately NOK 600 million, which includes work performed by subcontractors. The scope of work covers mechanical and electrical wireline services as well as well tractor services.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Cencorp Corporation reports 6-month operating loss of EUR1.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Efore Plc issues profit warning(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Ericsson wins network contract in Indonesia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Kyro Corporation reports 6-month operating profit of EUR9.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Marimekko Corporation reports 6-month operating profit of EUR3.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Nokia opens Nokia Flagship store in Helsinki(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-OKO Bank Plc reports 6-month pre-tax profit of EUR126m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Olvi Plc reports 6-month operating profit of EUR8.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-OP Bank Group reports 6-month pre-tax profit of EUR389m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Pohjola Group to merge with OKO Bank Plc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Sampo Bank Plc closes acquisition of Profibank in Russia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) has been selected by PT Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia (Telkomsel) to provide its 3G/WCDMA network in Indonesia. Ericsson will, on a full turnkey basis, seamlessly upgrade Telkomsel's network with increased capacity, providing higher data rates and enhancing end-user experience through High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA).


 

Petrojack ASA ("Petrojack") has on 16 August 2006 bought 192,097,359 shares in Petrolia Drilling ASA ("PDR"), corresponding to 24.87% of the shares outstanding in PDR.


 

Nokia Flagship Store showcases new mobile services and technologies to consumers through an innovative retail experience


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Aspiro AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK10m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Beijer Electronics AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK20.56m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Biotec Pharmacon ASA signs MacroGard agreement with European animal feeds producer(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Cybercom Group Europe AB posts Q2 EBIT of SEK11.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-IBS AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK13.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-NeoNet AB posts Q2 pre-tax result of SEK11.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Net Insight AB receives new equipment order from Norkring(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Protect Data AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK14.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Trelleborg AB to acquire Danish roofing products distributor Hetag Tagmaterialer A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Worldwide Brand Management AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK7.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

August 17, 2006


 

US SUMMARY: More Good Inflation Data Helps Shares Again


 

The Company announces that at a Board meeting held on 15 August 2006, 85,449 Ordinary Shares of 20p each ("Ordinary Shares") were allotted at a price of £0.42 per share.


 

Output and profits remain high * High output levels and high electricity prices produce strong results * NOK 1,327 million after tax in the second quarter (NOK 891 million[1]) * NOK 4,195 million after tax in the first half year (NOK 2,630 million) * Statkraft signs electricity supply contract with Eramet in Sauda and Porsgrunn (Comparable figures for 2005 in brackets)


 

MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) today announced the signing of a second PER.C6® license agreement with Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL) and contract manufacturer DSM Biologics. This license agreement allows MorphoSys to use the PER.C6® cell line in the production of clinical grade material for the development of its proprietary therapeutic antibody program MOR103. MOR103 is a fully human HuCAL® antibody, developed in the area of inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Financial details on these agreements were not disclosed.


 

* Clinical studies demonstrate impressive blood sugar lowering effects, even among difficult-to-treat patients


 

Results in April - June in brief


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Doro AB divests UpGrade Communications AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-ebh bank posts 1H pre-tax profit of DKK81m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-GN Store Nord reports Q2 operating profit of DKK51m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Kreditbanken reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK36.67m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 17, 2006-Spar Nord Bank reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK335.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Høvik, 16 August, 2006: Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has today initiated construction of the company's new production facility for granular polysilicon in Moses Lake, Washington, USA. The new plant will be built adjacent to REC's existing plant where the production is already focused on production of solar grade silicon (SOG) qualities.


 

PALM CITY, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 16, 2006 -- Wall Street Resources, Inc. today released an Analytical Profile on Global Realty Development Corporation (OTCBB: GRLY) with a 12-month target value of $4.34. The 24-page report includes detailed information on the Company's business model, products, industry, valuation, management and risks. The report is authored by the firm's founder and President, Gerald N. Kieft, who has over 15 years of experience analyzing emerging growth companies.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Iceland's Dagsbrun reports first-half net loss of EUR17m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Acting on its authorization to acquire up to 10% of its shares the H. Lundbeck Supervisory Board has resolved to initiate a share buyback program. Under the program H. Lundbeck will buy own shares for an amount of up to DKK 6 billion until end of 2007, cf. stock exchange announcement number 166 on 17th August 2005.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's Dagsbrun net-loss of the first half of 2006 amounted to ISK1.5 billion (EUR17 million), compared to a ISK321 million (EUR3.6 million) profit in 2005, Dagsbrun announced on Wednesday.


 

Zug, Switzerland - August 16, 2006


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 15 August 2006 its undiluted net asset value ("NAV") per ordinary share was 98.83p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 98.45p.


 

By Carlo Piovano


 

Suite 1490, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADA www.consolidatedabaddon.com


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 16, 2006 -- Buffalo Gold Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BUF.U)(OTCBB: BYBUF)(FWB: B4K) is pleased to announce additional assay results from the diamond drilling program at the Mt. Kare Gold Project in Papua New Guinea. Highlights of the drill results include:


 

PACIFIC ENERGY RESOURCES LTD. 1065 West Pier E Street Long Beach, California 90802-1015 Telephone: (562) 436-6566; Fax: (562) 436-8474


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Iceland's FL Group buys Glitnir shares for EUR94m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Amagerbanken reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK261.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Thule AB's acquisition of Pewag Schneeketten GmbH(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Harboes Bryggeri A/S reports pre-tax result of DKK94.6m for 2005/2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Solvang ASA reports Q2 pre-tax loss of NOK9.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

A research report dated 16th August 2006 issued by a Norwegian investment bank speculates in a possible merger of Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA. The companies hereby inform that there are no such plans.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--BMW will be well rid of the much-damaged Rover brand whoever ends up buying it - Nanjing Automotive in China or Ford, which already owns Land Rover.


 

SCHEDULE 10


 

Reykjavik/Oslo, 16 August 2006 - To get a better understanding of macro economics, as well as more details on the change of interest rate on Iceland, today: Please find info: http://www.sedlabanki.is/?pageid=194 and http://www.sedlabanki.is/?PageID=287&NewsID=1267


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's FL Group buys Glitnir shares for EUR94mln


 

Pöyry's Forest Industry business group has signed an agreement with JSC (Joint Stock Company) St. Petersburg Cardboard and Printing Plant, (SPb KPK), for the rebuild of their board machine at the plant in Kommunar, Gatchina area in Leningrad Region. The services will be provided in 2006-2008. The value of the assignment has not been disclosed.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-New orders for Swedish industry up in June 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Poyry Plc to rebuild board machine in Russia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Swedish activity index up in June 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Swedish industrial production up in Q2 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Amanda Capital Plc reports 6-month operating profit of EUR5.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Danware A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK1.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-East Asiatic Company Ltd A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK100m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Fionia Bank A/S Group reports 6-month pre-tax profit of DKK138.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

FORM 8.3 DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Auriga Industries A/S reports 1H EBIT of DKK173m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Chemel AB reports 1H operating loss of SEK0.80m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Connecta AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK12.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Expanda Group AB posts 1H operating result of SEK31.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Fingerprint Cards AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK5.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Getupdated Sweden AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK0.53m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Impact Coatings AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK362,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-LEGO Group reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK238m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Lollands Bank posts 1H pre-tax result of DKK24.48m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Midway Holding AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK51m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Nefab reports Q2 operating result of SEK44m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Netwise AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK3.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-SKF completes acquisition of Finnish lubrication systems business(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Stille AB posts Q2 operating loss of SEK15.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-TopoTarget A/S posts 1H pre-tax loss of DKK84.37m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Totalbanken reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK34.42m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Zodiak Television AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK3.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are expected to open flat to lower Wednesday ahead of a string of financial results and economic data due later in the day.


 

By Howard WheeldonA DOW JONES NEWSWIRES COLUMNLONDON (Dow Jones)--It's understandable that airlines like British Airways, Ryanair and Virgin are saying BAA must take its share of the blame for the recent U.K. airport disruption. But they're wrong to think about claiming compensation from BAA alone.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Benefon Oyj makes new agreement with ASMobile(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Colochrome Ltd secures financing(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-DOF ASA extends charter agreement with Statoil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-H. Lundbeck A/S reports 6-month operating profit of DKK719.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Petrolia Drilling ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK10.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Rocksource ASA reports 6-month operating loss of NOK57.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Sinebrychoff to cut 140 jobs  report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Tele2 AB to sell its Dutch and Belgian operations to Versatel(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Telenor ASA introduces new mobile subscription plan for business customers(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-TV 2 Group AS reports Q2 operating profit of NOK9.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Vizrt Ltd reports 6-month operating profit of USD4.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-YIT Corporation increases stake in Russian housing developer(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

FORM 8.1/8.3


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Iceland's central bank raises policy rate by 0.5 percentage points(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

(Fornebu, 16 August 2006): Telenor is now introducing Bedrift Proff, a mobile subscription plan for active business customers who make frequent calls. The minute rate for Bedrift Proff is NOK 0.39, and the monthly fee is NOK 199.


 

Summary : Stronger Petrolia meets stronger demand.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-3i Group Plc acquires holding in HTC Sweden AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Acando AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK16m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Anoto Group AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK42.28m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Ballingslov International AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK67.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Borgestad ASA reports 1H pre-tax profit of NOK299.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Boss Media AB wins new poker system orders(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-DiaGenic ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK4.24m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Fana Sparebank posts 1H pre-tax result of NOK61.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA signs search platform contract with FT Publications(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Goodtech ASA reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK3.94m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Hol Sparebank reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK3.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Kitron ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK5.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-MSC Konsult AB posts Q2 operating result of SEK51,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Nolato AB lays of 45 at production unit in Kristianstad(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Ostjydsk Bank posts 1H pre-tax result of DKK35.43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Poolia AB reports Q2 operating profit of SEK0.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Sandnes Sparebank reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK118.28m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Scana Industrier ASA reports Q2 operating profit of NOK47m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Softronic AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK3.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Solstad Offshore ASA reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK202.66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Svendborg Sparekasse reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK28.62m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Tandberg Storage ASA reports Q2 EBIT of NOK0.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Tivoli A/S reports Q2 operating result of DKK30.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Trelleborg AB completes acquisition of Mehren Rubber AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-TTS Marine ASA to acquire Umoe Schat-Harding(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Unibet Group Plc reports Q2 pre-tax profit of GBP5.62m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Vinderup Bank reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK5.87m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-WM-data secures contract extension from Swedish study loan board(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

By Paul HannonOf DOW JONES NEWSWIRESLONDON (Dow Jones)--Long a notable laggard in the global economy, the euro zone now appears set for its strongest annual growth performance since 2000.


 

Both the inflow of orders and the order backlog were high during the second quarter. The turnover fell somewhat as a result of temporarily reduced production capacity caused by the planned restructuring in the Norwegian EMS operation, Kitron AS. The restructuring is now completed.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) The Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Iceland has decided to raise the Bank's policy interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 13.5%, the bank announced on Wednesday (16 August).


 

TietoEnator Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 16 August 2006 at 10.00 am EET


 

US SUMMARY: Lower PPI Ignites Stocks, Treasurys Rally


 

Notice of Hafslund`s Extraordinary General Meeting is enclosed. Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting with encl. can also be downloaded from www.hafslund.no.


 

The Supervisory Board of H. Lundbeck A/S today approved the Group's interim report for the second quarter of 2006, which in line with the previous quarter was adversely affected by Forest Laboratories, Inc. reduction of in-house escitalopram inventories in 2006.


 

On August 15, 2006, YIT Construction Ltd signed an agreement that will increase YIT's holding in the Moscow-region housing developer ZAO YIT Moskovia to over 80 per cent. YIT's current stake in the company is 51 per cent. The agreement must be approved by the Russian competition authorities before it enters into force.


 

Hamburg, Germany - Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX 30, "Evotec") announced today that the second milestone has been achieved in its four-year drug discovery collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Osaka, Japan, "Takeda").


 

* Fluvirin vaccine release signals the first availability of injectable flu vaccine in the United States this year


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/15/06 -- Lufthansa CityLine has officially inaugurated Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet service with a recent flight from Bonn-Cologne to Westerland on the Frisian island of Sylt.


 

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2006 -- Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global performance polymer producer, will increase its prices for all SBS, SEBS, SEPS and compounding polymer grades worldwide by $US200 per metric tonne, effective September 15, 2006, due to unprecedented and continued escalation in base feedstock and energy costs.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 16, 2006-Iceland's Glitnir acquires 45% stake in Norsk Privatokonomi(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

In short run none of the domestic or foreign subsidiaries potetial sale is on agenda


 

Reykjavik (IFN) BNbank, a part of the Icelandic financial group Glitnir, today entered into an agreement to acquire 45 per cent of the shares in Norsk Privatøkonomi ASA, Glitnir announced on Tuesday.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 14 August 2006 its net asset value (NAV) was £127.489 million, representing an undiluted NAV per ordinary share of 97.40p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 97.22p.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) BNbank, a part of the Icelandic financial group Glitnir, today entered into an agreement to acquire 45% of the shares in Norsk Privatøkonomi ASA, Glitnir announced on Tuesday.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Canadian firms have in recent weeks shown a knack for staging auctions. Behind the headline- grabbing bids for Canadian miners, Sapporo has stumped up for the last of the country's large Canadian-owned beer companies, Sleeman.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Biodiesel plant planned in Finland  report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Eidsiva Rederi ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK43.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-SanomaWSOY subsidiary sells Werne's business to management(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Metro International S.A. launches afternoon newspaper in Copenhagen(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Stockmann Plc partners with Nike Russia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Halden Sparebank reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK18.29m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-NCC wins NOK61.8m road contract in Norway(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Nes Prestegjelds Sparebank reports 1H pre-tax result of NOK13.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Rejler Group wins SEK8.5m railway project management contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Atle Industri sells Pressmaster to Albin Invest(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-DFDS A/S acquires Norfolk Line Containers BV(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Hadsten Bank reports 1H pre-tax result of DKK13.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Holmen AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK485m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Micro Systemation AB wins US order for mobile phone forensics device '.XRY'(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Polyplank AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK1.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Rygge-Vaaler Sparebank posts 1H pre-tax result of NOK58.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-SimCorp A/S posts Q2 EBIT of EUR7.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Skanska wins NOK360m office contract in Oslo(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Teligent AB outsources staff to Tritech Technology AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Poyry Plc wins services contract in Venezuela(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-UPDATE: Perlos Corporation joint venture with Ratos AB proceeds to next stage(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-UPM-Kymmene starts personnel negotiations at Leivonmaki sawmill  report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open higher Tuesday, in line with gains in futures trading and a continuing fall in crude oil prices, Angus Campbell at spreadbettor Finspreads said.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Perlos Corporation joint venture with Ratos AB proceeds to next stage(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-TECO Coating Services ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK11.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

A widely expected 50bp hike in Icelandic rates to 13.50% Wednesday could be disappointing given that last three hikes have been 75bp. This, along with technical indicators, suggests EUR/ISK is a good buy at 90.43, says Calyon. It recommends targeting a rise to 94.50, with a stop loss at 88.42. (NEH)


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Amer Sports to consolidate its US operations under one management(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-BasWare Corporation to centralise its Scandinavian operations(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA issues Q2 profit warning(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Ementor ASA opens office in Riga(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Fabenge AB reports 6-month operating profit of SEK1.0bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Frontline Ltd sells its holding in General Maritime Corporation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Nordea raises its prime rate(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Oral Hammaslaakarit Oyj reports 6-month operating loss of EUR0.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Ramirent Plc acquires Konevuokraamo P. Salminen Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Ramirent Plc reports 6-month operating profit of EUR43.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Ruukki Group Oyj reports 6-month operating profit of EUR5.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Tecnomen Corporation reports 6-month operating profit of EUR3.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Trolltech ASA announces open Linux mobile device(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Bravida Sverige AB receives SEK9m electrical installation contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Electra Gruppen AB reports 6.5% growth in July sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Havila Shipping ASA reports Q2 pre-tax result of NOK68.92m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-HL Display AB reports 7-month operating result of SEK56.84m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-ICA AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK684m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Indre Sogn Sparebank reports Q2 operating result of NOK8.71m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Kungsleden reports Q2 pre-tax result of SEK1,362.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Lundin Mining Corporation to invest USD6.4m in Zinkgruvan plant(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Net Insight AB wins expansion order from European customer(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-PCQT AB receives test order in Singapore(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

By Nicholas Hastings


 

By Howard WheeldonA DOW JONES NEWSWIRES COLUMNLONDON (Dow Jones)--It's no surprise that British Airways chief Willie Walsh and Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary should attack BAA's miserable handling of the security threat at Britain's main airports.


 

- The Group's net sales amounted to SEK 817 m (693) during the period. - Operating profit was SEK 57 m (19) and profit before tax was SEK 47 m (20). - Net profit after taxes was SEK 32 m (6) and earnings per share after taxes amounted to SEK 4.04 (0.85). - During the past 12-month period the Group's net sales amounted to SEK 1 409 m (1 197) and profit before tax to SEK 88 m (53).


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Rally Fizzles On Inflation Worry


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Clavis Pharma ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK18.88m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Hakon Invest AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK190m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Klepp Sparebank reports 1H operating result of NOK13.07m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Media & Research Group ASA reports Q2 EBIT of NOK0.67m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Natural ASA reports Q2 operating loss of SEK0.95m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-NetConnect Systems AS posts 1H operating result of NOK4.13m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-NorDiag ASA reports Q2 operating loss of NOK7.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Norsk Vekst ASA reports Q2 operating result of NOK27.66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Otrum ASA reports Q2 pre-tax loss of NOK4.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-PhotoCure ASA posts Q2 operating loss of NOK2.70m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Wilh. Sonesson AB reports Q2 operating result of SEK5.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Iceland's FL Group posts Q2 pre-tax loss of ISK334m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Axel Johnson AB reports 1H operating result of SEK201m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-GE Healthcare completes acquisition of Biacore International AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Micro Systemation AB wins UK order for mobile phone forensics devices(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Nordfyns Bank raises full-year expectations(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-NovaCast Technologies AB posts 1H operating loss of SEK2.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Pricer AB completes acquisition of Eldat Communication Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-SimCorp A/S receives software order from DLIBJ Asset Management International Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Simrad Optronics ASA receives gas detectors order in Abu Dhabi(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 15, 2006-Sydbank reports 1H pre-tax profit of DKK866m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 14, 2006 - Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd. "the Company" (PINKSHEETS:MAEN) http://www.maisonetteworld.com is pleased to announce that it has completed the terms of acquisition of Maple Seal Homes Ltd. "MSH", its prefabricated homes builder in Canada as of Friday August 11th 2006. The acquisition announced on March 27 2006 was conditional upon the Company relinquishing a number of shares it holds in Spectre Technology Corporation in addition to its 25% ownership in both Maisonette Online PLC and its 25% ownership in Total Home Solutions, Inc. (now renamed E-Shopping Technologies Inc.).


 

Hat Pin plc (the "Company")


 

Tomra Systems ASA has today purchased 203,000 own shares at an average price of NOK 38.04 per share at Oslo Stock Exchange. After this transaction Tomra holds 203,000 treasury shares.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's investment company FL Group pre-tax losses amounted to ISK334 million (EUR3.7 million) in the second quarter compared to a ISK2,3 billion (EUR25.5 million) profit in 2005, FL Group announced on Monday.


 

Impax Environmental Markets plc announces that as at the close of business on 11 August 2006 its net asset value (NAV) was £127.240 million, representing an undiluted NAV per ordinary share of 97.21p. The diluted NAV per ordinary share (assuming full conversion of all outstanding warrants) was 97.05p.


 

Advance Developing Markets Trust plc has today received the following notification from City of London Investment Management Company Limited.


 

Tyco Fire & Security, one of the world leading companies within fire and security systems, has placed an order with Simrad Optronics for delivery of infrared gas detectors in Abu Dhabi/UAE. The order has a value in excess of USD 320,000 and delivery will take place in September/October 2006.


 

STAFFORD, ENGLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 14, 2006 -- Medify Solutions Limited (PINKSHEETS: MFYS) today confirmed that Vodafone will be the mobile device partners for the first wave of delivery to its NHS customers. Vodafone's partnership management have confirmed the successful negotiation of the v1600 series kit allocation, quantity and timing for Medify's NHS customers for initial rollout as per the September 1st, 2006 schedule. For detailed information, visit the company website www.medifysolutions.com and view the recently issued quarterly report in the investors relations section for the projected sales revenue and profit matrix.


 

London-based DLIBJ Asset Management International Ltd (DIAM International) has chosen the SimCorp Dimension system to support its investment management operations. The SimCorp software, incorporating core front and back office processing, will be fully implemented in mid 2007.


 

Metro International S.A. ("Metro International"), the international newspaper group, today announced that it has signed an amendment to its multi currency, revolving credit facility agreed in September 2004.


 

Trading in Novo Nordisk shares by board members, executives and associated persons as reported to Novo Nordisk on 11 August 2006


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-KONE Corporation wins elevators order for three new passenger ships(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Financial performance - revenues and profits


 

KONE Corporation, Press Release, 14 August, 2006 at 2 p.m. Finnish time


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-2Entertain AB posts Q2 pre-tax result of SEK3.05m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Axcel acquires 60% holding in Netcompany(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Bong Ljungdahl AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK25.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Boras Wafveri AB reports Q2 operating loss of SEK0.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Ekornes ASA reports Q2 operating profit of NOK122.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Lagercrantz Group AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Lundin Petroleum AB acquires stake in North Sea field(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Advance UK Trust plc announces that its unaudited Net Asset Value (NAV) as at the close of business on 11th August 2006 was £86.465 millions, representing a NAV of 206.29 pence per share. The investments in the Company's portfolio have been valued at bid price in the above calculations. Visit our website at http://www.pro-asset.com/


 

Third Advance Value Realisation Company Limited announces that as at the close of business on 11th August 2006 the unaudited net asset values per share were:


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Norwegian construction costs up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

From June 19 to August 11, 2006 a total of 38,728 YIT shares were subscribed for on the basis of the Series D share options. Shares were not subscribed on the basis of the Series C and E share options.


 

14 August 2006 - Metso Corporation's application for the clearance of its purchase agreement of Aker Kvaerner's Pulping and Power businesses has been extended into the second phase in the EU review process. The European Commission has indicated in a press release it has issued today that it has identified certain potential competition issues in the markets for pulp mill equipment. Metso and Aker Kvaerner continue to cooperate constructively with the Commission to lift any doubt that might exist and to solve any potential competition concerns.


 

Metso Corporation's application for the clearance of its purchase agreement of Aker Kvaerner's Pulping and Power businesses has been extended into the second phase in the EU review process. The European Commission has indicated in a press release it has issued today that it has identified certain potential competition issues in the markets for pulp mill equipment. Metso and Aker Kvaerner continue to cooperate constructively with the Commission to lift any doubt that might exist and to solve any potential competition concerns.


 

Berlin, August 14, 2006 - Jerini AG (FSE:JI4) reported financial results according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the first six months ended June 30, 2006.


 

Plus Nokia's online mobile movie community goes interactive


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Draka Comteq to close factory in Finland  report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Finnish inflation up in July 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Finnish total output up in June 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Metso's acquisition of Aker Kvaerner's Pulping and Power businesses enters second regulatory phase(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Ericsson announces contracts worth over USD550m in China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Yleiseletroniikka Oyj reports 6-month operating profit of EUR0.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Resumé: Following a review of the preliminary data from the Phase II trial of Pharmexa's breast cancer vaccine PX 104.1 the company has decided to stop recruitment of new patients.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Novotek AB wins solutions order from GB Glace(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Rederi AB Transatlantic sells four vessels(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-TeleComputing ASA strengthens application business in Stavanger(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Board Of Directors of VMETRO ASA has appointed Christian Jebsen as Chief Executive Officer. Jebsen is currently Chief Operating Officer of Opera Software ASA.


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Altinex ASA reports 6-month operating profit of NOK128.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-ReadSoft AB reports 6-month operating profit of SEK15.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

* Profit improved during the second quarter. However, the Waste Treatment SBA reported lower earnings than the previous year. * A decision has been made to invest SEK 21 million in an extension of the Swedish facility for the treatment of metallic waste and to invest in a treatment facility for metallic waste in the UK. * After the reporting period, Studsvik signed the first major contract in the UK. The contract, which is a three-year framework contract, is expected to generate an annual volume of GBP 10 million. * Operating profit for the Group for 2006 is expected to be somewhat lower than that for 2005. Profit before tax for 2006 is expected to be lower than the previous year.


 

US SUMMARY: Inflation Figures Highlight Coming Week


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Beijer Electronics AB signs letter of intent to acquire automation business of UTU Powel Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Clas Ohlson reports 14% growth in July sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Haugesund Sparebank posts 1H pre-tax result of NOK35.74m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Ignis ASA posts Q2 operating loss of NOK17.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Know IT AB acquires Innograte AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-NCC wins SEK207m contract to modernise railway station in Uppsala(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-PSI Group ASA reports Q2 operating profit of NOK2.02m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-RTX Telecom A/S adjusts down full-year forecast for 2005/2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Studsvik AB revises outlook for 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Veidekke ASA reports Q2 EBIT of NOK175.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-August 14, 2006-Volvo Bus Corporation wins major bus order in Chile(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Studsvik hereby announces that it is lowering its forecast for profit in 2006.


 

Baugur is expected to shortly launch its long-awaited for House of Fraser (HOF.LN), according to a press report, citing sources close to Baugur. This bid has been well trailed, says an analyst, and the expected offer of 148p per share is "a good price", and the deal should go through. Baugur not immediately available to comment. House of Fraser closed at 140p. (KHO)


 

Veidekke has improved its half-yearly profit by more than NOK 100 million compared with the first six months of 2005. "We are forging ahead in all entities and in all three countries," says President and CEO Terje R. Venold. "For our Norwegian operations as a whole, we achieved a profit margin of 6.5 per cent in the second quarter, and we are very pleased with this figure. But we are also pleased to see that the second quarter showed a highly satisfactory profit performance in Denmark and Sweden," Mr. Venold adds.


 

Highlights first six months 2006


 

- Operating earnings up to over EUR 2 million - Record values in Instrument business - Turnaround in Project business forecast for current quarter - New issued shares from capital increase admitted to stock exchange


 

* New inhaled therapy will combine the bronchodilator indacaterol (QAB149) of Novartis with Schering-Plough's inhaled corticosteroid mometasone * Novel once-daily combination has the potential to help patients by improving on efficacy, convenience and compliance of current medications * Asthma estimated to cause more than 180,000 deaths worldwide annually[1], while chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects one in 15 smokers[2] * Agreement marks latest collaboration between the two companies and further strengthens Novartis respiratory portfolio


 

- Forecast for 2006 as a whole raised: - Sales of approximately EUR 525 million (previously EUR 500 million) - Net income approximately EUR 75 million (previously EUR 68 million) - Stepped-up expansion of production capacity in 2007 to 432 MWp


 


 
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