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apríl, 2006

 

Reykajvik (IFN) deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN) today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006. A conference call to discuss the quarter's results and recent operating highlights will be webcast live tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2, at 8:00am Eastern Daylight Time/12 noon GMT/1pm British Summer time (details below).


 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) - Maple Seal Homes Ltd. www.maplesealhomes.com "MSH" , a wholly owned subsidiary of Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd. "the Company" (Other OTC:MAEN.PK - News) http://www.maisonetteworld.com is pleased to announce that it is has entered the final stages for the sale of another set of prefabricated homes for sale to the United Kingdom.


 

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/01/06 -- SPRING 2006 INTEROP Booth #1941 -- Codian, a leading manufacturer of video conferencing products for today's IP-based communications environments, announced today at the Interop Las Vegas Conference that Cambridge University eScience Centre and Indiana University have selected Codian's video conferencing infrastructure to advance collaboration and information sharing.


 

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/01/2006 -- SPRING INTEROP 2006 Booth # 1941 -- Codian, a pioneer in developing video conferencing infrastructure products designed specifically for today's IP-based communication environments, announced today compatibility with the Siren14(TM) / G.722.1 Annex C wideband audio coding technology standard, offering Codian customers CD quality audio and greater clarity for video conferencing applications.


 

"We consider Höegh Autoliners to be a role model for all suppliers. They are recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year because they exceeded our expectations in 2005," said Bo Andersson, vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Höegh Autoliners is one of the best in the world and we thank them for their hard work and commitment to helping make GM vehicles the best in the world."


 

He began his career in 1989 at ABN AMRO where he gained experience in a number of fields including corporate and structured finance in Asia and North America. He moved to Fortis in 2001 to take up a new position as Managing Director of Commercial Banking Netherlands.


 

BAGHDAD (Dow Jones)--Iraqi crude oil exports surged to 1.619 million barrels a day in April, the second highest monthly level since the postwar recovery due to a combination of maintenance to export pipelines, repair of some export berths and improved weather, a senior Iraqi oil official said Monday.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--U.K. department store group House of Fraser PLC (HOF.LN) has received a preliminary takeover approach, a spokesman for the company said Monday.


 

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/01/2006 --


 

London (IFN) UK department store chain House of Fraser has been approached by Iceland's Baugur Group, according to UK media reports.


 

"We consider Höegh Autoliners to be a role model for all suppliers. They are recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year because they exceeded our expectations in 2005," said Bo Andersson, vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Höegh Autoliners is one of the best in the world and we thank them for their hard work and commitment to helping make GM vehicles the best in the world."


 

"These e-cards are unlike anything else available on the Web," says Jim Hunter, founder and creative director for Molly Hunter E-cards. "They're not just simple tokens of affection; they're reflections on love and life itself."


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic food group Bakkavor has agreed to acquire UK-based chilled dessert manufacturer Laurens Patisseries Limited in a deal worth GBP130 million, the company said on Sunday.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic food group Bakkavor Group reported on Thursday (27 April) an operating profit of GBP18.5m on net sales of GBP258.6m for the financial quarter January-March 2006.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic food company Bakkavor Group said on Thursday (27 April) that it had reached an agreement to acquire New Primebake Limited, a UK-based manufacturer of chilled bread products.


 

Á 68 ársþingi Íþrótta- og Ólympíusambands Íslands var mikil umræða um ferðamál íþróttahreyfingarinnar. Þingið samþykkti ályktun þar sem framkvæmdastjórn ÍSÍ var falið að eiga viðræður við ríkisvaldið um stofnun sjóðs sem hafi það að markmiði að jafna ferðakostnað íþróttahreyfingarinnar. Urðu umræður all snarpar, en þó samhljóða um að slíkum sjóði yrði komið á. Kom m.a. fram að ferðakostnaður íþróttahreyfingarinnar hefði verið um það bil 900 milljónir króna á síðasta ári.


 

TEHRAN (AP)--Iran warned Sunday it wouldn't take U.N. actions against it lying down and it would not give up its research-scale enrichment of uranium.


 

The fifth in-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race started at 13.00 EDT on 29 April, in 8-10 knots of northerly breeze and glorious sunshine. Ericsson crossed the line on port tack, choosing to go behind the fleet and be first out to the favored right side of the course. The team took advantage of the wind shift and reached the top mark in first place, seven seconds ahead of movistar, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean and ABN Amro Two.


 

EVER SINCE HE WROTE a report saying Iceland's economy is in trouble, life hasn't been the same for Carsten Valgreen. Nearly 600 years of history may be partly to blame.


 

Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Stock Exchange requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States:


 

CHANDLER, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/28/2006 -- On April 26th, 2006 poshAir, Inc partnered with Expedia, Inc. poshAir is the newest member of the Expedia.com Affiliate Program.


 

Reykajvik (IFN) deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN) today announced that its presentation at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged conference on Thursday, May 4, will be webcast live. The presentation will be delivered at 2:15pm EDT/6:15pm GMT at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami.The webcast can be accessed through the Investors page on deCODE's website, http://www.decode.com. Those interested in listening should log on a few minutes in advance in order to download any software or complete any sign- in that may be required.About deCODEdeCODE is global leader in applying human genetics to develop drugs for common diseases. Our population approach has enabled us to discover and target key biological pathways involved in conditions ranging from heart attack to cancer. We are turning these discoveries into new medicine to better treat and prevent many of the biggest challenges to public health. deCODE is delivering on the promise of the new genetics.(SM) Visit us on the web at http://www.decode.com.Contact:deCODE geneticsStefan Arnason+354 570 1995ir@decode.is


 
Hitt og þetta
28. apríl 2006


 


 

The application is based on studies involving more than 750 patients, showing that Cipralex® is effective in acute treatment and long-term treatment of OCD as well as reducing the risk of relapse significantly. In Europe, Cipralex® is currently approved for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalised anxiety disorder.


 

Landsbanki will announce its interim results for the first quarter before the opening of markets on Tuesday, 2 May 2006.


 

1) Material PowerPoint-presentation, spreadsheets and quarterly report will be available on Orkla's Internet pages www.orkla.com at 7.00 a.m. Norwegian time.


 

INIT is an offices project that was completed at the end of 2004. The project is part of the redevelopment of Oostenburgereiland in Amsterdam. To date, some 6,500 m2 has been leased. This transaction means that two-thirds of the total surface area of approximately 30,000 m2 has been leased.


 

Today Schibsted will present its new structure for financial reporting to the analysts following the company. Comparable figures for 2005 will be given for parts of the new structure. The main issues to be presented are:


 

Stavanger, Norway


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-BioTie Therapies Corporation signs distribution agreement with Britannia Pharmaceuticals(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-JER Europe Fund II acquires properties in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Lemminkainen Corporation to change head office(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Metso Corporation and Aker Kvaerner ASA sign final purchase agreement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj inaugurates new paper machine in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Metso and Aker Kvaerner have signed the final purchase agreement whereby Metso will acquire Aker Kvaerner's Pulping and Power business. The closing will require relevant regulatory approvals. Metso estimates that the transaction could be finalized and the business transferred to its ownership during the second half of 2006.


 

Notice of Attendance Shareholders who wish to participate in the General Meeting shall have their names entered in the register of shareholders maintained by VPC AB on Tuesday 23 May 2006, and give notice of his or her intention to participate in the General Meeting no later than on Tuesday 23 May 2006 at 16.00h


 

Reykajvik (IFN) Icelandic financial services company Straumur-Burdaras Thursday posted a first-quarter net profit of ISK19.1 billion, up sharply from ISK4.6 billion a year ago, mainly thanks to good performance in all its business areas, the divestment of shares, strong trading gains and a high commission income.


 

Reykajvik (IFN) Iceland's foreign trade deficit widened to ISK31.9 billion in the first quarter of this year, double the shortfall of ISK15.3 billion in the year-earlier period, Statistics Iceland said Friday.


 

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - April 27, 2006 - Stem Cell Innovations, Inc. (OTCBB: SCLL) has filed a patent application protecting the differentiation of its proprietary human pluripotent stem cells (PCs) into neural progenitor cells and purified populations of motor neurons. These cells will initially be used in the Company's core drug discovery and toxicology platform. The Company is also exploring therapeutic applications of these cells.


 

Stora Enso's new paper machine at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden, which produces high-quality super-calendered magazine paper (SC paper), was officially inaugurated today. Paper machine 12 started up in the beginning of November 2005 and is well on its starting curve, currently producing more than 900 tonnes of SC paper per day. The machine's annual production capacity is 420 000 tonnes of paper produced from fresh fibre (spruce pulpwood).


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Ballingslov International AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK48.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Fingerprint Cards AB wins SEK3.1m order in Korea(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-G & L Beijer AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK18.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Lennart Wallenstam Byggnads AB sells residential property in Stockholm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Lernia AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK40m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-NIBE Industrier AB acquires Naturenergi Iwabo AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Skanska wins GBP75m construction contract in London(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Sparebanken Jevnaker Lunner posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK11.21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Swedish Match AB posts Q1 pre-tax profit of SEK696m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-TV4 AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK43.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-V&S Group reports Q1 operating result of SEK417m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Evia Oyj Group reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Metso Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR95m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Stromsdal Corporation reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Ad-Hoc-Announcement pursuant to Section 15 Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz)


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open down Friday, taking their lead from Europe. The focus will be on economic data and the dollar, which is lower against most major currencies. The main focus will be on the Employment Cost Index and first-quarter GDP figures, due to be released at 1230 GMT. Andrew Garrood, head of sales and trading at Cantor Index, expects the Employment Cost Index to rise 0.9% and GDP to increase between 4.8% and 4.9%.


 

* First quarter net sales amounted to 2,951 MSEK (2,967) * Excluding the effect of divested businesses, sales increased by 5% * First quarter operating income amounted to 721 MSEK (538), up 34% * First quarter net profit amounted to 487 MSEK (347), up 41% * First quarter EPS amounted to 1.62 SEK (1.06), up 53%


 

Hamilton, Bermuda, April 28, 2006


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-AffectoGenimap Plc acquires Lithuanian document management company(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Bakkavor Group hf acquires New Primebake Limited(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Bakkavor Group hf reports 3-month operating profit of GBP18.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Ericsson completes turnkey project at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Landsbanki Islands hf sells its stake in Carnegie(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Nokia and InterDigital resolve licence agreement dispute(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Sampo Plc subsidiary acquires Russian bank(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 


 

Nokkur upplausn hefur ríkt hjá hugbúnaðarfyrirtækinu Skýrr síðan Hreinn Jakobsson, forstjóri félagsins, gekk á dyr í kjölfar kaupa Dagsbrúnar á Kögunar-samsteypunni. Í kjölfar þess hafa nokkrir lykilstarfsmenn félagsins horfið á braut og virðist stjórnendum félagsins að Síminn sé að lokka þá til sín og hyggist hefja rekstur í samkeppni við Skýrr. Var haldinn starfsmannafundur af þessu tilefni hjá félaginu í gær þar sem reynt var að efla samkeppnisandann enda nokkuð fast sótt að félaginu um þessar mundir. Var það mál manna sem voru á fundinum að vel hefði tekist til enda hafa menn ekki svo miklar áhyggjur af samningum félagsins þar sem þeir eru flestir bundnir til langs tíma. Í samningi Hreins munu hafa verið tveggja ára samkeppnisákvæði þannig að ekki er talið líklegt að hann geti ráðið sig í vinnu hjá öðrum á þeim tíma nema hætta til starfslokasamningi sínum.


 

Nýlega náðu 365 miðlar að ganga frá samningi vegna útsendingarréttar á meistaradeild Evrópu en sú keppni hefur verið ein helsta skrautfjöður Sýnar eftir að þeir misstu ensku knattspyrnuna yfir til Skjás 1. Eftir því sem komist verður næst var nokkur barátta um meistaradeildina enda sóttist Skjár 1 eftir því að ná keppninni og segja sumar heimildir að þeir hafi boðið heldur hærra en 365 miðlar. Það er evrópska knattspyrnusambandið (UEFA) sem hefur mest með samningana að gera og hafa þeir verið áhugasamir um að tryggja umgjörð keppninnar og verið ánægðir með hvernig það hefur verið hjá Sýn. Öll þessi barátta hefur þó leitt til þess að verið er að borga talsvert hærra fyrir keppnina en áður og munu forráðamenn 365 hugsa Skjá 1 þegjandi þörfina nú þegar styttist í að samið verður um ensku knattspyrnuna. Er gert ráð fyrir að það verði hörð barátta um að tryggja réttinn enda má segja að enski boltinn á Skjá 1 megi illa við því að missa enska boltann!


 

* Net sales during January to March rose by 11 per cent to SEK 635 million (570 last year). Profit after net financial income/expense was SEK 46 million (-20). Earnings after tax were SEK 32 million (-14); earnings per share were SEK 1.61 (-0.70).


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Ahlstrom Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR29.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-A/S Dampskibsselskabet Torm to sell two vessels(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Atria Group Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR4.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Done Solutions Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-DSV Group reports 3-month operating profit of DKK335m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Etteplan Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-FIH Ehvervsbank reports 3-month operating profit of DKK464m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-HK Ruokatalo Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR6.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Kemira GrowHow Oyj reports 3-month operating loss of EUR21.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Nordic Aluminium Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR2.45m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Roskilde Bank reports 3-month pre-tax profit of DKK210m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Scanfil Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR3.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Stonesoft Corporation reports 3-month loss of EUR1.284m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

(28 April 2006) Revolt Technology AS has appointed Mr. Ram P. Malhotra as Chief Executive Officer. The company has developed a rechargeable Metal-air (Zinc-air) battery, which represents a breakthrough in battery performance with a substantially higher energy density at a competitive price compared to other rechargeable batteries. Mr Malhotra will work closely with the board and Venture Capital investors to develop and grow the company, and strengthen Revolt's position as an emerging key player in the mobile battery technology market.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-FormPipe Software AB reports zero result for Q1(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Fred. Olsen Energy ASA reports Q1 EBIT of NOK267.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Glycorex Transplantation AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK3.57m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Halden Sparebank posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK7.81m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-inWarehouse AB posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK0.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-LifeAssays AB posts Q1 loss of SEK1.09m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Obducat Ab reports Q1 operating loss of SEK6.33m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-ODIM ASA receives NOK40m contract from Fugro Geoteam(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-P4 Radio Hele Norge ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK11.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Precio Systemutveckling AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK1.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

All proposals on the agenda were adopted, cf. the notice of the AGM that was sent to Oslo Stock Exchange on 31 March 2006.


 

President's comments In terms of revenues, the first quarter of 2006 is on a level with the corresponding period last year. The inflow of orders was, however, lower, and reflects the fact that Teligent's quarterly bookclosing is impacted to a significant degree by the timing of larger orders in relation to the close of the period. The inflow of orders during the second quarter is expected to be good.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Aker Seafoods ASA reports Q1 operating profit of NOK46m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Aurskog Sparebank posts Q1 operating result of NOK11.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Enlight AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK4.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA signs search solutions contract with Molex Inc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Holand Sparebank reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK5.42m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Indre Sogn Sparebank posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK5.11m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-MultiQ International AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK4.76m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Prevas AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK5.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Trio AB posts Q1 pre-tax loss of SEK1.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-WM-data AB reports Q1 EBIT of SEK208m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-AB Sagax posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK59.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Akademiska Hus posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK617m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Aktiv Kapital ASA reports Q1 pre-tax profit of NOK56.58m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Itera Consulting Group ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK9.69m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-NCC wins SEK13m renovation contract in Vasteras(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Novo Nordisk A/S posts Q1 pre-tax result of DKK1,729m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Office line ASA posts Q1 EBIT of NOK1.37m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Simrad Optronics ASA wins break-through order in the Middle East(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-TeleComputing ASA posts Q1 EBIT of NOK5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

* Sales up 11% from Q1 2005. * Operating profit from continuing operations 13% higher than in Q1 2005. * Net profit up 23% to EUR 161 million. * Strong autonomous volume growth (+10%) in Performance Materials. * Q2 2006 operating profit expected to be clearly (approx. 5-10%) above Q2 2005 (EUR 210 million).


 

US SUMMARY: Bernanke Cheers Markets Higher


 

The full report including tables can be downlowded from the enclosed link:


 

Citycon Oyj's share capital increase of EUR 36,821,181.15 related to the rights issue has today been entered in the Trade Register. The 27,274,949 new shares are recorded in the book-entry accounts of the shareholders and are subject to public trading on the Main List of the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the other Citycon shares as of 2 May 2006. The new shares entitle to full dividend and entitle to other rights attached to the shares in the company as of today.


 

MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) today reported financial results according to IFRS for its first quarter ended March 31, 2006. Revenues increased by 100% to EUR 14.8 million, resulting in a record quarterly net profit of EUR 4.9 million, compared to a net profit of EUR 0.5 million in the previous year. MorphoSys's cash and equivalents amounted to EUR 43.5 million at the end of the first quarter 2006, compared to EUR 53.6 million at year-end 2005. The cash position at April 4, 2006, which included funds from the Company's successfully concluded financing on March 28th, 2006, amounted to EUR 60.6 million.


 

BRUSSELS (Belgium), April 28, 2006 - UCB today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for the approval of CIMZIATM (certolizumab pegol, CDP870) in the treatment of patients with Crohn's disease. When approved, CIMZIA(TM) will represent the first and only biologic administered by monthly subcutaneous injection as a treatment for Crohn's disease patients.


 

For the first quarter of 2006, the consolidated net revenue of Industrieholding Cham (IC) with the fields of speciality papers and real estate was CHF 115.7 million (Q1 2005 CHF 101.5 million).


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Bergman & Beving AB acquires Norwegian reseller Maskinforretningen(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Expedit A/S reports Q1 operating result of DKK4.90m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-ITH Industri Invest A/S Q1 EBIT of DKK7.81m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Komplett ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK21.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Lan & Spar Bank posts Q1 pre-tax loss of DKK4.23m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 28, 2006-Royal Unibrew A/S reports Q1 pre-tax loss of DKK52.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Performance by Divisions Expressed in Swiss francs, Construction Division net sales climbed 46.2%, from CHF 422 mil. in the first quarter of 2005 to CHF 617 mil. in the corresponding period this year. Of this gain, CHF 106 mil. (+25.1 percentage points) is due to organic growth, and CHF 89 mil. (+21.1 percentage points) to acquisitions. While all Construction Division markets contributed to the upturn, it was especially spurred by sales to distributors, manufacturers of ready-mix concrete and precast concrete elements. The cooperative Sika Sarnafil process is moving ahead according to plan.


 

Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Stock Exchange requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States:


 

As part of the agreement, ARINSO will integrate Vurv's award-winning e-recruitment solution into euHReka, its leading, multi-country, HR and payroll outsourcing solution for global workforces. This unique combination of best-in-class e-recruitment technology and localized delivery services creates a comprehensive outsourcing solution for organizations with a global presence. The HR Outsourcing and reselling partnership encompasses the integration of Vurv's best-of-breed applications into ARINSO's outsourcing suite.


 

The Ericsson Racing Team has been training hard in the Chesapeake this week, in order to bring the sailors up to speed with the light tricky conditions of the bay. Local expert from Annapolis, Chris Larson, has been assisting the crew with his knowledge of the area.


 

REYKJAVIK, 27 April 2006. Bakkavör Group (ICEX: BAKK) reported record operating profit of £18.5 million in the first quarter 2006. Shareholders' earnings amounted to £5.8 million and net sales were £258.6 million. Pre-tax profit amounted to £8.0 million and EBITDA amounted to £27.3 million, increasing by 236% from the same period last year. Cash generated from operations totalled £28.2 million and free cash generated by operating activities was £12.4 million. Earnings per share were 0.36 pence, increasing by 37% compared with the first quarter last year. Return on equity was 18.1% compared with 18.8% in the same quarter last year.


 

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, 27 April 2006. Bakkavör Group (ICEX: BAKK), an international manufacturer of fresh prepared foods, has reached an agreement to acquire New Primebake Limited ('New Primebake'), a leading manufacturer of chilled bread products in the UK, from Primebake Limited.


 

The General Meeting approved the report of the Board of Directors and the Financial Statements.


 

"Physicians have come to appreciate and rely upon the electronic delivery of clinical information at the point of care," said Jeff McCaulley, President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health. "Our partnership with Allscripts extends our reach into this area and cements our position in the eHealthcare space. Together we've created an environment where physicians and patients both can benefit."


 

Helgi Thór Bergs, Managing Director at Kaupthing Bank hf., has today 27 April 2006, purchased 500,000 shares in the bank at a price of ISK 791 per share. After the transaction Helgi Thór Bergs owns 1,915,200 shares in the bank. Helgi Thór Bergs has a call option on 60,000 shares in the bank. Financially connected parties own 162 shares in the bank.


 

Dieter Vranckx has been appointed Vice President Area Management Asia, Middle East & Africa succeeding Serge Tripet in this role. Vranckx assumes his new duties on July 1st, 2006.


 

Prior to the sale Landsbanki held 13,643,280 shares in Carnegie. The shareholding was acquired as a part of trading assets received in the merger with the investment company Burdaras hf. announced on 2 August 2005. The sale is consistent with Landsbanki's strategy of actively managing its trading portfolio positions, realising capital gains when appropriate and focusing the bank's effort on integrating international operations.


 

STOCKHOLM (Dow Jones)--Iceland's largest bank Kaupthing Bunadarbanki hf (KAUP.IC) Thursday said Managing Director Helgi Thor Bergs has purchased 500,000 shares in Kaupthing at ISK791 ($10.7) per share.


 

[Dow Jones] Landsbanki's (LAIS.IC) EUR110M capital gain from its EUR237M Carnegie (CAR.SK) divestment is "fairly good," says David Rudolfsson at Kaupthing. "They have a very strong capital base now." Says Landsbanki could see some minimal trading losses in 2Q on the sale though, as Carnegie has previously contributed to the line. "But by selling now they avoid a fluctuation in the Carnegie share price." Has a buy recommendation on stock. Shares trade -4.3% at ISK22.2 on depreciating krona and a selloff in the market. (LON)


 

* Group profit before tax: 251 NOK million (NOK 220 million) * Return on net capital after tax: 21.3% (20.8%) * Growth in lending: +14.6% (+11.9%) over the last 12 months * Growth in deposits: +14,8% (+16.3%) over the last 12 months * Net losses: 2 NOK million (NOK 3 million) * Net return financial investments: NOK 101 million (NOK 49 million) * Net commission and other income: NOK 156 million (NOK 127 million) * Profit per primary capital certificate: NOK 4.6 (NOK 4.0)


 

Lars Erik Rutqvist, Professor of Oncology, Senior Consultant and former Head of the Department of Oncology, Huddinge University Hospital & Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, has been appointed Vice President, Scientific Affairs within the Swedish Match Group.


 

Today, the recently inaugurated Lextorp combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the community of Trollhättan in Sweden, some 70 km northeast of Gothenburg, has been visited by the Irish Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food, Mary Wallace, T.D. She has a special responsibility for forestry. The Minister was greeted at the Lextorp power plant by Mrs Viveca Dalhammar, Chairman of the Board of Trollhättan Energi and Mr Mats Johansson, Managing Director of Trollhättan Energi.


 

Bergman & Beving has today concluded an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares outstanding in Maskinforretningen Thv. Christensen AS (Maskinforretningen) - one of the largest industrial reseller businesses in Norway. With this strategic acquisition Bergman & Beving and the tools chain further strengthen their positions as suppliers to the industrial and construction sectors and to public services in western Norway. The potential for continued expansion is deemed to be good. Maskinforretningen has annual revenues of approximately MNOK 77 with good profitability and has 26 employees.


 

Reykajvik (IFN) Icelandic bank Landsbanki Islands has sold its 19.8% stake in Swedish investment bank Carnegie AB via Deutsche Bank for SEK162 a share, generating a capital gain of EUR110 million, Landsbanki said in a statement on Thursday.


 

SAINTE-FOY, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/27/2006 -- Plexmar Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PLE), is pleased to announce results from its Bolsa del Diablo property. Results from 60 samples were received from the ALS Chemex lab located in Lima.


 

The Chairman of the Board of Hafslund ASA Mr. Christian Brinch, has received a letter from shareholder Trond Bjørnstad, dated 4 April 2006, regarding "a proposal to improve the company's reputation by demonstrating corporate social responsibility". This letter was unfortunately not received by the Chairman of the Board before Monday 24 April. The last date for legitimate notice for the Ordinary General Meeting 3 May was 18 April, cf. Joint Stock Public Companies Act § 5-10. In this respect, it is not possible to deal with the practical aspects of the received proposal at the Ordinary General Meeting 3 May 2006, cf. Joint Stock Public Companies Act § 5-14.


 

Based on competitive tendering, Citycon Oyj submitted a joint tender with Skanska Talonrakennus Oy for the construction of a new shopping centre and the related areas, in accordance with a general plan for the Ratina region in Tampere, Finland. On 3 April 2006, the City of Tampere made the decision to opt for a consortium comprising Kapiteeli Oyj and Sponda Oyj to implement the project. Citycon Oyj's and Skanska Talonrakennus Oy's quotation for this project totalled over EUR 31 million while the selected consortium quoted EUR 20 million.


 

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Facing shareholder dissent and getting flak for bloated executive pay deals, The New York Times Co. (NYT) is searching for crisis public relations experts, The New York Post reported Thursday.


 

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The dollar slid sharply versus major rivals Thursday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled that a pause in Fed interest rates could be near.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Alfa Laval AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK444.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Biotage AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK12.18m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Forstaedernas Bank reports Q1 pre-tax result of DKK101m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Gunnebo Industrier AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK33m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Hedson Technologies AB acquires UK-based company Edwin Trisk Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Modul 1 Data AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK0.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Olicom A/S posts Q1 net loss of DKK8.00m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Rejlerkoncernen AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK15.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sensys Traffic AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK20.60m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-SKAKO Industries A/S posts Q1 pre-tax result of DKK8.83m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sparekassen Faaborg posts Q1 pre-tax result of DKK89.87m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-SP Group A/S posts Q1 EBIT of DKK5.85m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Stavanger Aftenblad ASA, Bergens Tidende AS, Adresseavisen ASA and Faedrelandsvennen AS make joint bid for Orkla Media Norge(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Thalamus Networks AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK2.67m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Citycon Oyj appeals against the City of Tampere(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Fabenge AB sells and buys properties(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-JM AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK377m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Myllykoski Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR10m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Rocla Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Tamfelt Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR5.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones)--Danish Central Bank Governor Nils Bernstein Thursday said interest rates are low in both nominal and real terms, but their anticipated rise won't lead to a collapse of the country's housing market.


 

Reykajvik (IFN) The Icelandic Ministry of Finance has published a new macroeconomic forecast for 2006-2007 and a projection of developments up to 2010.


 

A convertible bond of NOK 124 million was granted at the extraordinary general meeting of the company on 25th June 2001 and placed in the Norwegian market in July 2001. The convertible bond has seven years maturity with an option to convert to shares in I.M. Skaugen ASA (IMSK) during the first five years (05/2006). The conversion price is adjusted for previously paid dividends. The present conversion price is NOK 15 per share less NOK 5.25 per share, which will be paid at time of conversion as a compensation for dividend.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-AcandoFrontec AB reports Q1 EBIT of SEK21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Chemel AB reports Q1 net profit of SEK73,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-ElektronikGruppen BK AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK11.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Gexco AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK1.30m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Invik & Co AB reports Q1 pre-tax result of SEK106.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-JC AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK4.22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Klepp Sparebank reports Q1 operating result of NOK7.98m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Megacon AB posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK1.11m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Modum SpareBank 1 reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK11.07m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Nolato AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK51m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Precise Biometrics AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK1.66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-SpareBank 1 SR-Bank posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK251m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sparebanken Pluss reports Q1 operating result of NOK59.85m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sparebanken Vest reports Q1 pre-tax profit of NOK210m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sveaskog reports Q1 operating result of SEK308m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Teracom AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK106.52m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Zodiak Television AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK12.02m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nýherji blés til hátíðar í Hafnarhúsinu handa viðskiptavinum sínum á miðvikudaginn síðasta, með það fyrir augum að hægt væri að upplifa tölvutímabilið frá árinu 1982 til 2006 og sjá hve framfarirnar hafa verið örar. Að auki var hægt að skyggnast inn í framtíðina. Til veislunnar komu hátt í 500 manns, að sögn Þórðar Sverrissonar, forstjóra Nýherja.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Atlas Copco reports 3-month operating profit of SEK2.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Autoliv Inc reports 3-month operating profit of USD140.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Holmen AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK619m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Pricer AB signs partnership agreement with TOSHIBA TEC Europe(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Skanska closes deal for Barts and The London Hospitals(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Vattenfall reports 3-month operating profit of SEK12.7bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Telenor's Capital Markets Day 2006 will be held on Wednesday 24 May. The day's programme will provide an insight into Telenor's strategies, future development and business areas.


 

* Net sales of the first quarter of 2006 were EUR 21.6 million (EUR 20.9 million in 2005). Net sales increased by 3.5 percent compared to the previous year. * Operating loss was 0.5 million (loss EUR 1.4 million). Operating loss includes EUR 0.3 million of restructuring costs (EUR 1.2 million) * Loss before taxes was EUR 1.0 million (loss EUR 1.9 million) * Earnings per share were EUR -0.007 (EUR -0.011) * Order backlog on March 31, 2006 was EUR 20.4 million (EUR 15.5 million)


 

Reykajvik (IFN) Iceland's largest bank Kaupthing has no major refinancing needs until the second half of 2007, when it needs to refinance EUR3 billion of debt, chief executive Hreidar Sigurdsson told Reuters.


 

Airline Industry Information-April 27, 2006-Taxi drivers boycott Copenhagen airport(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

A combination of a general improvement in market conditions and the successful implementation of a wide range of internal efficiency measures have been the main factors contributing to the favourable results. "The various measures have primarily been aimed at increasing the efficient use of raw materials, better coordination of the value chain among the various Moelven companies and a more suitable adjustment to market conditions. Even though many of the measures also generated positive effects in 2005, there are still gains to be realised in the course of 2006," says President and CEO Hans Rindal of Moelven Industrier ASA.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Eniro AB reports 3-month pre-tax profit of SEK160m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Evox Rifa Group Oyj reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Framfab AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK15.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Gunnebo AB reports 3-month operating loss of SEK36m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Hemtex AB reports 12-month market share up to 26.9%(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Norwegian Air Shuttle reports 3-month operating loss of NOK60.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Orexo AB subsidiary acquires majority stake in Kibion AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-SCA reports 3-month operating profit of SEK1.96bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sigma AB signs framework agreement with Fortum Corporation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Skanska reports 3-month operating profit of SEK610m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

January - March 2006 in brief


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are expected to open a touch higher Thursday, as investors await comments from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-BioTie Therapies Corporation reports 3-month operating loss of EUR2.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Citycon Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR31.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Kaupthing Bank hf reports 3-month pre-tax profit of ISK22.2bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Kemira GrowHow Oyj acquires 19% stake in Hankkija-Maatalous Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Metsaliitto Group reports 3-month operating profit EUR82m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-M-real Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR35m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Turkistuottajat Oy reports 6-month operating loss of EUR4.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Beijer Alma AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK57.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Belships ASA reports Q1 operating result of USD0.59m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-BioGaia AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Bure Equity AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK120.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Dacke Group Nordic AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK4.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Displayit AB posts Q1 pre-tax loss of SEK7.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Home Properties AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK48.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Industrial and Financial Systems IFS AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Karolin Machine Tool AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK25m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Klovern AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK214.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Lundin Mining Corporation posts Q1 operating result of USD36.23m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-WesterGyllen AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK14.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

- Turnover improved to EUR 27.3 million (Q1/2005: EUR 21.2 million). - Profit before taxes came to EUR 24.9 million (EUR 7.8 million), including EUR 15.5 million valuation gains (EUR 0.0 million) -Profit before taxes without the valuation items increased to EUR 9.4 million (EUR 7.8 million) - Earnings per share were EUR 0.13 (EUR 0.05), earnings per share without the valuation items and the related tax impact was EUR 0.05 per share (EUR 0.05) - Net cash from operating activities per share amounted to EUR 0.11 (EUR 0.11) - The most significant acquisitions in Finland were the Tullintori shopping centre in Tampere and Myyrmanni in Vantaa, the latter becoming fully owned by Citycon - In Sweden, Citycon acquired five retail centre properties in the Greater Gothenburg Area - The company decided in March to raise EUR 75.0 million equity through a rights issue in April


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC's (BSY.LN) 15-year grip on televised British soccer is being challenged as the first round of the rights auction closes this week. But most analysts expect the company to retain its dominance over the broadcasts.


 

* Rental income amounted to SEK 182 million (139)


 

The whole stock exchange release is published at www.kesko.fi. You can download the release in pdf format from the link below.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Alma Media Corporation acquires Polish property portal(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Aspo Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Cencorp Oyj reports 3-month operating loss of EUR1.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Elcoteq SE reports 3-month operating profit of EUR8.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Huhtamaki Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR37.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Kesko Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR149m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Larox Corporation reports 3-month profit of EUR52,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Neste Oil Corporation reports three-month operating profit of EUR153m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Olvi Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR2.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Talentum Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR2.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Tekla Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.85(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-TietoEnator Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR34.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Vacon Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR5.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-YIT Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR53.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Alma Media reports 3-month operating profit of EUR10.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Raute Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-SysOpen Digia Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-TJ Group reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.31m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Stuttgart/Germany, 27 April 2006. The Celesio AG management board and supervisory board proposed a dividend increased to 1.40 euros per share to today's annual general meeting. This is 16.7 percent more than the previous year, and with 119.1 million euros the highest total dividend ever to be paid by Celesio. The dividend per share is made up of two components: 1.35 euros per share, equivalent to a 30 percent payout of the net profit adjusted for a trade tax refund. Added to this is a special dividend of 5 cents per share, with which Celesio shareholders are to benefit from the trade tax refund. Fritz Oesterle, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO commented on the dividend: "We are maintaining our long tradition of paying out around 30 percent of net profit adjusted for extraordinary items. In this way our shareholders benefit directly from our successful business development in 2005."


 

[Dow Jones] Kaupthing's (KAUP.IC) 1Q "looks pretty good overall, without any major surprises," says Rodney Alfven at Cheuvreux Nordic.


 

Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA (CECO) has signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of the chemical tanker company Fouquet Sacop S.A. The Fouquet Sacop fleet is comprised of 12 chemical tankers ranging in size from 3,900 to 19,000 dwt with an average age of 2.5 years. In addition, the company has two vessels on bareboat, and three newbuildings on order for delivery January, June and July 2007. The total aggregate purchase amount is EUR 219 million. The acquisition will be financed through debt and equity. The transaction is subject to satisfactory financial and legal due diligence. The transaction is expected to create synergies with the existing CECO chemical operations, and especially with Navale Française S.A.S. Furthermore, the transaction is also expected to be EPS accretive from first year of ownership. The advisor for the transaction was AMA Capital Partners.


 

Naersnes, Norway and Houston, Texas (April 27th, 2006) - TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced today that it will acquire a new multi-client 2D seismic program in the Sea of Okhotsk near Sakhalin Island in partnership with Dalmorneftegeofizika (DMNG). Based on strong pre-funding and industry interest, this season's program is targeted to be approximately 15,000 kilometers. TGS plans to commence acquisition in early July utilizing two vessels. DMNG will process the survey in its Yutzhno Processing Center and expects to deliver the final product by the first quarter of 2007. Upon completion, TGS and DMNG will have approximately 40,000 kilometers of modern 2D seismic coverage available to clients in the Sea of Okhotsk.


 

ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 27 APRIL 2006, 10.00 AM


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-AB Angpanneforeningen reports Q1 operating result of SEK44m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-ABG Sundal Collier reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK173.92m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA to acquire Fouquet Sacop SA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Data Respons ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK2.76m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA receives contract from French directory publisher PagesJaunes(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Gambro AB posts Q1 EBIT of SEK323m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Gresvig ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK49.88m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Indutrade AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK83m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-LB Icon AB posts Q1 operating result of EUR2.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Nobia AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK278m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sveafastigheter acquires office property in Stockholm for SEK725m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Yara International ASA sells ammonia fleet to Bergesen Worldwide Gas ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

* Net sales amounted to SEK 642 million (figure for corresponding period in 2005: SEK 583 million) * Profit after net interest income/expense was SEK 43 million (SEK 24 million) * Profit after tax totalled SEK 31 million (SEK 17 million) * Earnings per share were SEK 5.12 (SEK 2.83) * The proposed record day for the 2:1 split is 4 May


 

US SUMMARY: Earnings Aid Shares, Data Sink Treasurys


 

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands / STOCKHOLM, Sweden - April 27, 2006. LB Icon AB (Euronext Amsterdam, OMX Stockholm: ICON) ("LB Icon" or the "Company"), the internationally active full-service company in Digital Marketing and Technology, today reported its first quarter 2006 results. Highlights are as follows:


 

Hamburg, Germany | Oxford, UK | Tokyo, Japan - Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX 30) today announced that Sankyo (a wholly owned subsidiary of DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED) has chosen Evotec as a partner to identify small molecule therapeutics for their pharmaceutical discovery projects. Evotec will apply their skills and proprietary technologies in assay development and ultra-high throughput screening (uHTS) to identify biologically active molecules from its corporate library that interact with disease targets selected by Sankyo. Compounds identified in screening will be further characterised and prioritised by Evotec for progression into Sankyo's subsequent lead optimisation programmes. Dr Mark Ashton, Executive Vice President Business Development Services at Evotec, said: "We are delighted and proud that Sankyo, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan, has selected us for these important drug finding projects. We enjoyed the constructive and open discussions during the planning phase of this collaboration. These projects represent another important milestone in strengthening our collaborative relationships with pharmaceutical companies in Japan." "This project is an important extension of our lead discovery activities, and we appreciate Evotec's technological capabilities as well as the commitment to the project. We already enjoyed the atmosphere of mutual respect and believe that this collaboration will be successful," commented Dr Hideyuki Haruyama, Corporate Officer and General Manager, Research Institute at Sankyo.


 

Reykajvik (IFN) Landsbanki Islands' sale of its 19.8% stake in Swedish investment bank Carnegie "is very positive news," said David Rudolfsson, analyst at Kaupthing Bank.


 

Reykajvik/Stockholm (IFN) Iceland's largest bank, Kaupthing Bank, Thursday posted a 69% rise in first-quarter net profit, boosted by the consolidation of Singer & Friedlander in the U.K., the sale of Baugur Group and significant gains in commission income and trading.


 

Operating profit for the quarter increased by 38 per cent to SEK 278 million (202). The improved operating profit can be attributed to strengthened market positions in several of Nobia's primary markets, combined together with greater demand and improved efficiency in several units. All regions improved their operating profit, with the most significant improvement in the Nordic operations. The acquired French company Hygena contributed positively to earnings per share.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-ABB posts Q1 operating result of USD509m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Active Capital AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK10.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Aker Yards ASA posts Q1 EBIT of NOK290m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Dios Fastigheter AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK23.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Expanda AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK19.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Fara ASA posts Q1 operating loss of NOK7.56m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-HiQ International AB reports Q1 EBIT of SEK46.22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Ignis ASA reports Q1 operating loss of NOK16.89m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Kongsberg Automotive Holding ASA posts Q1 EBIT of NOK83.17m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-MediCult A/S reports Q1 EBIT of DKK4.24m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Nilorngruppen AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK0.33m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Nocom AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK15.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-NorGani Hotels ASA completes acquisition of Rica Olrud Hotel(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Norsk Hydro ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK17,867m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-OTRUM ASA posts Q1 operating loss of NOK15.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Prosafe ASA posts Q1 operating profit of USD31.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Protect Data AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK16.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Scana Industrier ASA reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK38m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Senea AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK2.85m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sevan Marine ASA posts Q1 operating loss of USD6.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Sparebanken More reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK87m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-StepStone ASA posts Q1 pre-tax profit of EUR0.11m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-TECO Coating Services ASA receives USD525,000 contract from BW Shipping Managers Pte Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-TINE Group reports Q1 operating result of NOK0.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-VMETRO ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK4.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

VMETRO`s revenues, EBIT and pre-tax profit in Q1 2006 were NOK 83.8 million (+38%), NOK 4.0 million (+14%) and NOK 6.9 million (+116%) respectively. A one-time expense of NOK 3.7 million was incurred for the quarter in connection with the CEO`s departure in March 2006.


 

Consolidated results (US GAAP) First quarter Year 2006 2006 2005 2005 Million, except per share NOK EUR 1) NOK NOK data Operating revenues 55 416 6 965 42 152 174 201 Operating income 17 867 2 246 11 754 46 432 Non-consolidated investees 316 40 213 619 Financial income (expense), 759 95 (910) (1 890) net Other income (loss), net - - - 990 Income before tax and 18 943 2 381 11 057 46 152 minority interest Income tax expense (13 117) (1 649) (7 283) (30 317) Minority interest 43 5 (81) (118) Income before cumulative effect of change in 5 869 738 3 693 15 716 accounting principle Cumulative effect of change - - - (78) in accounting principles Net income 5 869 738 3 693 15 638 Basic and diluted earnings per share before change 23.50 2.95 14.70 62.70 in accounting principles (in NOK and Euro) 2) Basic and diluted earnings per share (in NOK and Euro) 23.50 2.95 14.70 62.40 2) Financial data Investments - million 4 445 559 3 464 41 110 Adjusted net interest-bearing 0.17 0.17 0.07 0.31 debt/equity 3) Debt/equity ratio 0.25 0.25 0.29 0.28


 

Basel, April 27, 2006 - Novartis announced today that the new drug application (NDA) for Exforge® (amlodipine besylate/valsartan) was accepted for standard review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a new treatment option for people with high blood pressure. The submission for EU approval was completed earlier in 2006.


 

A/B/C/D/E options under Elcoteq SE's 2001 stock option scheme have been exercised to subscribe for 216,100 new Elcoteq Series A shares between March 15 and April 18, 2006. The share subscription price was 6.53 euros per share, as stipulated in the option scheme's conditions. The subscription period for the A warrants under the 2001 stock option scheme began on April 1, 2002, for the B warrants on April 1, 2003, for the C options on April 1, 2004, for the D options on April 1, 2005 and for the E options on April 1, 2006.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-AudioDev AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK9.04m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-CashGuard AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Dicentia A/S reports Q1 pre-tax loss of DKK2.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Fana Sparebank reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK29m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Medivir AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK49.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Nefab AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK37m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Novozymes A/S reports Q1 pre-tax result of DKK265m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 27, 2006-Semcon AB posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK36.22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 
Hitt og þetta
26. apríl 2006

Resulutions

Today TDC A/S' General Meeting passed the following resolutions:


 


 

The full report with tables can be downloaded from the following link:


 

Reykajvik/London (IFN) David Zell has joined Glitnir bank as the Head of Debt Finance and Loan Syndication.


 


 

Reykajvik/Stockholm (IFN) Icelandic bank Landsbanki Islands has hired Deutsche Bank to sell its 19.8% stake in Swedish investment bank Carnegie, Landsbanki said on Wednesday.


 

Distribution of unappropriated earnings and discharge from liability The Meeting adopted the income statements and balance sheets of the Parent Company and the Group for the 2005 financial year. In accordance with the resolution from the Board of Directors and the Managing Director, the Meeting voted that no dividend be paid for the 2005 financial year and that statutory reserves be reduced by SEK 46,685,282 to cover the accumulated loss that is not covered by unrestricted shareholders' equity. The Board of Directors and the Managing Director were discharged from liability for the 2005 financial year. Election of Board of Directors The Meeting re-elected Christina Detlefsen, Ivar Formo and Lars Johansson to the Board and newly elected Lars Nyberg Chairman of the Board and Mats Andersson Member of the Board. In accordance with the resolution from the Nomination Committee, the Meeting voted that director fees totalling SEK 800,000 be paid, of which the Chairman of the Board will account for SEK 300,000 and each other Member of the Board for SEK 125,000. The Meeting also agreed that a monthly fee of SEK 50,000 be paid to the Chairman of the Board as compensation for the support provided to the company in strategic matters.


 

Not for release, distribution or publication in whole or in part in or into the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan.


 

Presentation for shareholders and market participants on May 2nd Bjarni Ármannsson, CEO, will present Glitnir's first quarter results for 2006 to shareholders and market participants on Wednesday, May 2nd, at 9am at Glitnir's headquarters at Kirkjusandur in Reykjavík. Bjarni Ármannsson will present the results and answer questions. The house opens at 8.45am with breakfast for guests.


 

Hamburg, Germany | Oxford, UK - Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Prime Standard, ISIN: DE 000 566480 9, WKN 566480) today announced that the Management Board and Supervisory Board have decided to increase its share capital against a contribution in cash from authorised capital, exempting pre-emptive rights. DZ BANK AG, Frankfurt, as Sole Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner, will offer a total of 5,228,701 new shares to institutional investors in Europe and the US by means of accelerated book building.


 

DETROIT (Dow Jones)--Shares of General Motors Corp. (GM) rose nearly 6% Wednesday, leading a broad-based rally for automotive sector stocks that have been beaten down the past few months amid concerns about the health of the U.S. auto industry.


 

Simrad Optronics first quarter 2006 result will be released on Wednesday 3 May at 07:30 am.


 

Nordic Telephone Company Holding ApS ("NTCH"), which through its direct subsidiary Nordic Telephone Company ApS ("NTC") owns and controls 88.2% of the share capital of TDC A/S ("TDC"), is expected to set prices on a private offering of notes, with NTCH as the sole obligor - cf. TDC Stock Exchange Release no. 30 dated 19 April 2006.


 

SWISS has been raising funds for SOS Children's Villages since September 2002, by distributing envelopes aboard its flights in which passengers are invited to place any spare change or foreign currency they no longer require. Coins and notes in over 150 currencies have been accumulated since the collection campaign began.


 

Ulf Mattsson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capio, said: "The rights issue will help to provide the Group with a well-balanced capital structure, giving the capacity to fund organic growth and acquisitions, and the financial strength required to bid for public tenders. It is an exciting period throughout Europe with significant future opportunities. We look forward to continuing the development of Capio."


 

A recording of the speech will be available as from approx. 3:00 p.m. CEST (1:00 p.m. GMT).


 

Norgani completes acquisition of Rica Olrud Hotel, Hamar


 

Komplett ASA (KOM) welcomes investors, analysts and media to a presentation of the company`s financial result for 1Q 2006.


 

IT Mobility Thought Leader to Head up Appear Networks' Sales and Business Development Team


 

-OXiGENE Secures Regulatory Clearance in Russia for its Ongoing Myopic Macular Degeneration (MMD) Phase II Clinical Trial; Patient Screening To Begin Shortly-


 

Airline Industry Information-April 26, 2006-Swedish police arrest four men in connection with airport robbery(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The $21,850,000 purchase was funded with a combination of cash and securities. The $13,850,000 cash portion was funded by a gold facility and a bridge facility from Macquarie Bank Limited and by issuing equity comprising approximately 11.4 million units at $0.31 cents/unit. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one full warrant exercisable at $0.31 cents. The remainder of the purchase price was funded by the issuance of a $2,000,000 exchangeable subordinated secured debenture and 12,000,000 common shares to IAMGOLD Corporation. IAMGOLD now owns approximately 15% of Battle Mountain's outstanding shares.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Autoliv Inc opens new plant in China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Finnish employment up in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Millicom International Cellular S.A. reports 3-month operating profit of USD86.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Swedish employment up in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Swedish exports and imports up in January-March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Volvo Buses receives order for 64 buses in Brazil(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Amsterdam (April 26, 2006) - Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company, announced today that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), held in Amsterdam, has adopted the financial statements for 2005, approved the proposed dividend, and voted for the abolishment of Depositary Receipts of shares in Wolters Kluwer nv. Furthermore, after reappointment to the Supervisory Board by the AGM, Mr. A. Baan was elected by the Supervisory Board as its Chairman. Mr. S.B. James was also appointed by the AGM as a new member of the Supervisory Board. Several hundred shareholders and holders of Depositary Receipts were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction at the AGM. In addressing them, Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, reviewed the 2005 results, and shared her view on the success of this second year of implementation of the three-year strategy and Wolters Kluwer's progress as The Professional's First Choice.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Elisa selects Teleste as main supplier of cable-TV products(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-NCC reports 3-month operating loss of SEK49m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Scania reports 3-month operating profit of SEK2.11bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR194.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Sveafastigheter AB acquires properties in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Wiesbaden, April 26, 2006 - The technology group Linde has achieved significant increases in sales and operating profit (EBIT) in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2006 and confirmed its forecast for the whole year. "We have taken advantage of the good economic environment and have begun the new fiscal year at full pelt" said Professor Wolfgang Reitzle, President of the Executive Board of Linde AG. "We have established an extremely stable base for the continuing success of our business in all areas and we are approaching the challenges ahead with a healthy dose of optimism. We confirm our previous forecast for the full year 2006 - we expect Group sales and earnings to exceed the figures for the prior year."


 

Enclosed are the minutes from the extraordinary shareholders meeting in Pan Fish ASA today on 26 April 2006.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic investment firm Atorka Group said on Wednesday that its subsidiary Promens, a plastics rotational-moulding company, has acquired US-based Elkhart Plastics.


 

Frankfurt (IFN) German generic drugs company Stada Arzneimittel is not interested in acquiring Croatian drug maker Pliva, a source close to Stada said on Wednesday.


 

Stora Enso's first quarter 2006 results improved as average product prices rose and demand remained good. Profitability was negatively impacted as a consequence of the standstill at Port Hawkesbury Mill in Canada and higher energy costs.


 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/26/2006 -- CNN Features Hybrid Technologies' Latest American Produced Lithium Vehicles, "The Future Of Alternate Fuels" - Hybrid Technologies Recognized As Driving Force In Lithium Ion Automotive Products


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Amagerbanken reports Q1 pre-tax result of DKK234.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Connecta AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK12.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-IBS AB receives systems order from Rorvik Timber(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Maconomy A/S posts Q1 operating loss of DKK5.78m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Posten AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK646m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Torp Computing Group ASA reports Q1 EBIT of NOK5.47m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB acquires properties from Fastighets AB Tornet for SEK2.17bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-AddNode AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK15.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Birdstep Technology ASA receives upgrade order from TMN in Portugal(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Domstein ASA acquires 50.3% stake in wholesale company(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Lastas A/S divests Oster Snede Ladfabrik A/S and Horsens Hydraulik ApS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-NOTE AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK18.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Ringkjobing Landbobank posts Q1 pre-tax result of DKK112m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Rottneros AB posts operating loss of SEK43m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-SalusAnsvar AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK13.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Skaelskor Bank reports Q1 pre-tax result of DKK10.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-SpareBanken Vestfold posts Q1 operating result of NOK19.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Spar Nord bank posts Q1 pre-tax result of DKK208.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Star Reefers Inc posts Q1 operating result of USD14.40m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-TMG International AB acquires remaining shares of Mexican facility(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Vestas Wind Systems A/S wins new turbines order in Spain(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 


 

Vefur Seltjarnarnesbæjar, www.seltjarnarnes.is, fékk á dögunum vottun vefráðgjafarfyrirtækisins Sjá og Öryrkjabandalags Íslands um að standast kröfur um aðgengi fyrir fatlaða. Vefurinn hlýtur vottun bæði fyrir forgang 1 og 2 og er fyrsti vefurinn á vegum ríkis eða sveitarfélaga til að ná þeim áfanga. Forgangur 1 er lágmarkskrafa um aðgengi fatlaðra að vef en til að fá forgang 2 þarf að uppfylla mun fleiri og ýtarlegri skilyrði. Þetta kemur fram í tilkynningu Seltjarnarnesbæjar.


 

Deutsche Bank ups Conergy's (CGY.XE) target price to EUR220 from EUR150. Also raises '07 EPS estimate by 24% to EUR6.58. Says growth is accelerating for renewable energy companies, citing rising supply visibility and additional module delivery contracts. Says Conergy remains one of its top sector picks. Keeps buy rating. Shares trade +2.6% at EUR191. (HAD)


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Aker enters into agreements with TH Global(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-EMT to launch HSDPA in Tallinn after network upgrade by Ericsson(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Finland Post reports 3-month operating profit of EUR37.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-KONE Corporation to deliver all elevators for 2008 Olympic Games stadium(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Promens hf acquires US moulding company Elkhart Plastics Inc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Stockmann reports 3-month operating profit of EUR8.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Veidekke Eiendom AS finalises sale of Okern Park AS and Skarersletta 55 AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Wartsila Corporation to integrate Ciserv into its service organisation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The results for the 1st quarter of 2006 will be presented by Asbjørn Reinkind (President and CEO) and Tor Lund (CFO) on Thursday 4th May 2006.


 

Changes in the Group structure


 

- Turnover for the review period was EUR 9.0 million (2005: EUR 6.0 million). - Operating profit for the review period was EUR 1.0 million (2005: EUR 0.5 million). - The turnover of the Systems Services business unit for the review period was EUR 3.3 million (2005: EUR 2.9 million) and operating profit was EUR 0.5 million (2005: EUR 0.3 million). - The turnover of the Telecommunications unit for the review period was EUR 5.8 million (2005: EUR 3.1 million) and operating profit was EUR 0.9 million (2005: EUR 0.5 million). - The company's turnover in the second quarter of 2006 is expected to significantly exceed the second-quarter turnover of 2005, and the turnover for the fiscal year is expected to clearly exceed the turnover of 2005. - The company's operating profit percentage for the second quarter of 2006 is expected to clearly exceed the operating profit percentage level of the second quarter of 2005. Twelve-month profitability is also anticipated to be higher than in the previous year.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Foxconn to cut 295 jobs in Finland - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-F-Secure Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR2.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-OMX AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK334m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Poyry Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR10.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-QPR Software Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.23m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Rautaruukki Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR95m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Satama Interactive Group reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Suominen Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-SysOpen Digia Plc acquires Samstock Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Tecnomen Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Tieto-X Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Las Vegas, NV/Bergen, Norway, April 26, 2006. Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ) announces today, that with reference to the LOI dated December 21, 2005, Vizrt Ltd. and the shareholders of Ardendo AB have signed the share purchase agreement in accordance with the LOI.


 

Almenni lífeyrissjóðurinn hefur tekið í notkun nýjan vef. Meðal nýjunga má nefna ítarlegri upplýsingar um ávöxtun sjóðsins, sjóðfélagar geta bókað tíma hjá ráðgjafa, launagreiðendur geta skilað inn skilagreinum á opnum vef. Nýi vefurinn verður formlega opnaður á ársfundum Almenna lífeyrissjóðsins og Lífeyrissjóðs lækna sem haldnir verða fimmtudaginn 27. apríl á Nordica hótelinu í Reykjavík.


 

Aker Kvaerner will acquire a total of 1,300 TH Global employees who are currently hired in and working for Aker Kvaerner in the UK. These personnel resources are key to Aker Kvaerner's execution of its record-high order backlog, and they will play important roles in pursuing future business opportunities.


 

A letter of intent to sell the Pulping and Power businesses to Metso was signed in the first quarter. As it is likely that the final agreement will be signed, and according to International Financial Reporting Standards the Pulping and Power segment is treated as "discontinued operations" in the accounts from 1 January 2006. As Aker Kvaerner will operate the businesses until final closing of the transaction, pro forma accounts showing pulping and power as an integrated part of the group has been prepared as well. All comments in this report refer to the pro forma accounts unless explicitly stated differently.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Acta Holding ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK181.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Aker Kvaerner ASA reports Q1 EBIT of NOK618m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Aker Kvaerner ASA wins USD113m drilling equipment order from Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Ark Travel AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK4.44m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Brostrom AB and Erik Thun AB award Ferus Smit BV order for two product tankers(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-BTS Group AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK12.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Cybercom Group Europe AB and Datamatics Ltd to establish joint venture in India(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Cybercom Group Europe AB reports Q1 EBIT of SEK10.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Deep Sea Supply ASA receives contracts for Sea Lynx and Amadon Tide(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Digital Vision AB wins systems orders from Film@59 Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Enea AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK16.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Exense ASA posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK2.62m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Havila Shipping ASA raises NOK82.65m in private placement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-IBS AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK13m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Modern Times Group MTG AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK453m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-New Wave Group AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK9.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Nordic Semiconductor ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK0.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Nordic Semiconductor ASA wins NOK12.7m components order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Nordnet AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK93.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-NTR Holding A/S posts Q1 operating result of DKK27m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Oriflame Cosmetics SA reports Q1 operating result of EUR39.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Oslo Areal ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK179.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Q-Free ASA posts Q1 EBIT of NOK20.09m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-SEB reports Q1 operating result of SEK3,670m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Songa Offshore ASA posts Q1 pre-tax loss of USD12.34m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 26, 2006-Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK134m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Wärtsilä Services - worldwide service for customers under one brand - Wärtsilä


 

Schiphol Airport has awarded the contract to Heijmans because Heijmans is able to meet the heavy demand on capacity in a short period of time. A total of 39,000 tons of asphalt and 14,000 m3 of concrete will be used in the work on the runways and approximately 76,000 m3 of earth will be shifted. The contract will be carried out by Heijmans companies in the Infra division. The work will take place between 8 and 24 May. Five asphalt shifts will work throughout this period so that work can continue day and night. Sixty trucks and thirty earthmovers will be used to supply, transport and process the material.


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, April 26, 2006 - Crucell N.V. (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: SW CRX) has invited investors, the media and the general public to access a live audio webcast of an analyst briefing set to take place at 2.00pm CET (8.00am US Eastern time) on Thursday, April 27, 2006.


 

CEO Sjoerd Vollebregt: "The operating result for the first quarter of 2006 is on par with the same quarter last year. All units have performed reasonably or well and we are not dissatisfied. A programme is ongoing within Aerospace Services to accelerate profitability improvement. We are currently investigating whether Stork's strategy might not better be implemented as a private company rather than a listed company. This investigation was started in the course of February and is expected to take 3 to 4 months. This means that we expect to be able to provide clarity on this matter before the summer. The costs of this investigation so-far adversely affect the first quarter EBIT and net result."


 

The Pöyry Group's net sales for the period under review were EUR 144.0 million (123.3 in the same period 2005). Profit before taxes was EUR 10.5 (7.5) million. The timing of the Easter holidays, which in 2006 fell in the second quarter and in 2005 in the first quarter, had a significant impact on the improvement in profit during the period under review.


 

US SUMMARY: Economic Data Too Good, Markets Fall


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, April 26, 2006. Biotech company Pharming Group NV ("Pharming" or "the Company") (Euronext: PHARM) (PHARM.AS) announced today its first quarter (Q1) results for the period ended March 31, 2006. The Company reports on its solid financial position and broadening of its product pipeline.


 

Approval for Intravenous Administration Positive Opinion for Myoclonic Seizures in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy


 

Guo Hua International Contractor Company and Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. Ltd have placed two orders with KONE to deliver all elevators for the National Stadium in Beijing, which will host the 2008 Olympic Games. The orders are for 26 machine-room-less KONE MonoSpace® elevators, which will be installed during 2006. The order follows KONE's previous successes in China, including equipment deliveries for the new terminal in Beijing Capital Airport, the Capital Museum and the National Grand Theater, which all are major projects for the 2008 Olympic Games infrastructure construction.


 

CNet Networks Inc. (CNET) shares fell Tuesday as much as 16% in the wake of the company's financial results, while Internet-sector stocks traded in mixed fashion.


 

FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--German-U.S. automaker DaimlerChrysler AG (DCX) is expected Thursday to report a 38% rise in first-quarter net profit, boosted by a narrowed operating loss at its premium Mercedes Car Group division and cost savings.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Bioscan A/S reports 3-month operating loss of DKK2.98m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Finnlines Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR9.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia reseller signs agreement with Soul in Australia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-United Plantations to acquire land in Indonesia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's Kaupthing Bank is expected to report a 1Q net profit of ISK16.64B on Thursday, or up by 50%, from ISK11.09B in 1Q in 2005, according to a forecast by rival Landsbanki Islands.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Leif Hoegh & Co ASA posts Q1 operating result of USD24.19m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-NeuroSearch A/S reports Q1 operating loss of DKK37.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Sydbank reports Q1 pre-tax result of DKK475m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Wilh. Sonesson AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK11.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Auriga Industries A/S reports 3-month operating profit of DKK66m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-H+H International A/S to acquire aircrete factory in Czech Republic(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Jyske Bank reports 3-month pre-tax profit of DKK601m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-SSH Communications Security Corporation forms sales partnership agreement with Integralis(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

TEHRAN (AP)--Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tuesday during a meeting with the president of Sudan that Iran is ready to transfer its nuclear technology to neighboring countries.


 

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Oil companies and the U.S. federal government should do more to encourage develoment of alternative motor fuels and ensure that consumers have access to them at fueling stations, according to the head of Chrysler (DCX).


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Less than two years after Russian millionaire Nikolai Smolenski surprisingly bought the Blackpool based TVR, the specialist sports car company is on its knees.


 

DES MOINES, Iowa (Dow Jones)--Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) vowed Tuesday to "crack the code" on a better value proposition for its Pizza Hut chain in the U.S., where it acknowledged that competitors were taking sales.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-3L System AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK4.65m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Beijer Electronics AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK15.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-CellaVision AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK4.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Displayit AB raises SEK16m in new share issue(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Fabege AB sells 10 properties to Dios & Kuylenstierna AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Gant Company AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK97.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Getupdated Sweden AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK0.33m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Indutrade AB acquires Gedevelop AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Media & Research Group ASA acquires Virtual Garden AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-OEM International AB reports Q1 pre-tax result of SEK38.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-ReadSoft AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK1.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Rygge-Vaaler Sparebank reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK29.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Sandsvaer Sparebank posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK27.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Stille AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK3.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Strand Interconnect AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK0.94m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Trelleborg AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK445m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Ascade AB enters into agreement with Lietuvos Telekomas(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Kungsleden AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK350m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Lansforsakringar Bank reports 3-month operating profit of SEK53.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Lansforsakringar Hypotek reports 3-month operating profit of SEK8.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Talentum Oyj plans to launch new magazine(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Transcom WorldWide S.A. reports 3-month operating profit of EUR10.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

(Helsinki) IFN Finnish investment company Norvestia Oyj, part of Icelandic bank Kaupthing Bank, reported on Tuesday an operating profit of EUR14.7m for the financial quarter January-March 2006.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-AB Volvo reports 3-month operating profit of SEK5.43bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Intrum Justitia AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK120.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Neomarkka Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR2.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Norvestia Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR14.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass. - April 25, 2006 - SSH Communications Security Corp. (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, today announced new SSH Tectia product versions that allow easy, transparent replacement of plaintext FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connections with secure file transfers to help meet the data security requirements of SOX 404, PCI Data Security Standard, and other regulations.


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are called to open slightly higher Tuesday, eyeing important data releases and first-quarter earning results from companies such as Amazon, Lucent, AT&T and Whirlpool.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-AB Geveko posts Q1 pre-tax loss of SEK3.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-ASSA ABLOY reports Q1 pre-tax result of SEK965m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Eidesvik Offshore ASA receives contract extensions from Statoil ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Elanders AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK17.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Leroy Seafood Group ASA raises NOK440.3m in private placement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Luvit AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK47,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Studsvik AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK0.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Tandberg Storage ASA reports Q1 operating loss of NOK1.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-TECO Coating Services ASA secures NOK13m maintenance contract in Spain(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Thule AB posts Q1 EBITA of SEK94m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Shares in Icelandic financial institutions rose in early trade in thin newsflow, but analysts said investors might feel the shares have now hit the bottom, lending them a slight boost.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-KONE Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR51.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Outokumpu Group reports 3-month operating profit of EUR71m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Rautaruukki Corporation to acquire Ukrainian colour coating line(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Teleste Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR2.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said Tuesday that it has decided, on the information currently available to it, not to refer the anticipated acquisition by Icelandic media group Dagsbrun of Wyndeham Press Group to the Competition Commission under the provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-AB Fagerhult posts Q1 operating result of SEK26.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-AB Novestra reports Q1 operating result of SEK32.50m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Bringwell AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK4.02m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Capio AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK303m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Effnet Holding AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK3.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-G&L Beijer AB acquires YGAB Eldfast AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Know IT AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK17.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Medi-Stim ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK3.70m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-NetConnect Systems AS reports Q1 EBIT of NOK2.96m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Profdoc ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK6.36m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-SKF posts Q1 operating profit of SEK1,609m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Subsea 7 Inc reports pre-tax result of USD50.46m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia and Adobe incorporate Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 in Nokia N93(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia and Yahoo! add Flickr support in Nokia Nseries(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia expects converged device market to grow to 100m units in 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia introduces the Nokia N93(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-UPM-Kymmene Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR170m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Andvord Tybring-Gjedde ASA reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK18.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Bergman & Beving AB acquires Norwegian reseller Hatec AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Camillo Eitzen & Co ASA acquires new vessels(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-EDB Business Partner AB receives contract renewal from Swedish Municipal Workers' Union(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-EDB Business Partner ASA receives two-year software and services contract from Teller AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-EDB Business Partner ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK105m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-EDB Business Partner ASA to issue NOK600m bond loan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Ementor ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK2.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Kverneland ASA reports Q1 operating profit of EUR6.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Ledstiernan AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK17.58m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Mandator AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK14m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Metro International SA posts Q1 operating loss of USD3.89m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Securitas AB acquires Turkish security services company DAK Guvenlik(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Topnordic A/S divests desktop management product(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-BasWare Corporation to deliver electronic procurement system to City of Helsinki(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Comptel reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Elcoteq SE to cut 65 jobs in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Elisa Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR43.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-EQ Group reports 3-month operating profit of EUR4.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Fortum Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR472m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Martela Oyj reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.05m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia unveils the Nokia N72 and Nokia N73(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Nokia unveils three new Bluetooth Headsets(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Perlos Corporation reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Ponsse Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR6.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Rautaruukki Corporation to sell its Nordic reinforcing steel business(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Sentera Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj signs joint venture agreement in China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-TeliaSonera reports 3-month operating profit of SEK5.4bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 25, 2006-Uponor Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR21.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Stockholm (IFN) Swedish online travel company Ticket Travel Group's net profit rose to SEK13.1 million in the first quarter, from SEK6.2 million in the same period the previous year, due to increased demand for vacation trips, the company said on Tuesday.


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks Slightly Lower; Treasurys Up


 

Fyrir skömmu voru opnuð tilboð í Alútboð vegna bygginar nýrrar sundmiðstöðvar á Völlum í Hafnarfirði. Fyrst voru opnaðar einkunnir fyrir þær tillögur sem bárust og voru þær á bilinu 1,05 til 1,15. Síðan voru opnuð verðtilboð og sá sem fær hæstu samanlagða einkunn fyrir verð og gæði telst vera með hagstæðast tilboð.


 

Stjórn golfklúbbsins Bakkakots (GOB) í Mosfellsdal hefur látið framkvæma skoðannakönnun meðal félagsmanna sinn um ágæti þess að breyta félagsforminu yfir í hlutafélag. Það er skoðun stjórnenda félagsins að þetta sé væntanlega öruggasta leiðin til að tryggja fjármagn til framkvæmd við stækkun í 18 holur, sem hafist gætu í haust, ef hugmyndin gengur eftir.


 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/2006 -- On April 21, 2006, Haitians took another step in their path toward democracy. The holding of credible and well-organized elections, which were conducted in a context of overall security, accurately reflected the will of the Haitian people.


 

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/2006 -- Polymer Holdings LLC ("Holdings") and its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraton Polymers LLC ("Kraton") announce the commencement of a cash tender offer for any and all of the outstanding $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount at maturity of the 12.000% Senior Discount Notes (CUSIP Number: 731753AB5) (the "Notes") previously issued by Holdings and Polymer Holdings Capital Corporation ("Capital," together with Holdings, the "Companies"), on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in their Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated April 24, 2006 (the "Offer"). The Companies are also soliciting consents for amendments (the "Proposed Amendments") to the indenture under which the Notes were issued (the "Indenture"). The Proposed Amendments include elimination of substantially all of the restrictive covenants, certain events of default and certain other provisions contained in the Indenture. Holders tendering their Notes will be required to consent to the proposed amendments and holders consenting to the amendments will be required to tender their Notes. Consummation of the Offer is subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions, including, among others, receipt of consents from holders of a majority in principal amount at maturity of the outstanding Notes (the "Requisite Consents") and the consummation of a refinancing by Kraton, whereby Kraton's existing term loan facility will be amended to provide for, among other things, a new $365 million term loan facility (the "Kraton Refinancing"), resulting in an increase of approximately $103 million in its senior secured debt. The Companies are planning to fund the purchase of the Notes with proceeds from the Kraton Refinancing and existing cash balances. The Notes effectively rank junior to all existing and future debt of Kraton; therefore, the increase in Kraton's senior secured debt will reduce the amount of assets available to holders of notes in the event of a liquidation or reorganization of Kraton.


 

The general meeting approved the dividend of 30 per cent of the year's profit corresponding to DKK 2.10 per share of a nominal amount of DKK 5 proposed by the Supervisory Board.


 

A webcast of the results presentation is available now at www.cantos.com. Hosted by Ricardo Espírito Santo Salgado, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and Joaquim Goes, Executive Committee member.


 

A webcast of the results presentation is available now at www.cantos.com presented by Allen Timpany, CEO, and Simon Hargreaves, Group Finance Director.


 

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/06 -- Inspiring middle-school girls to make a difference in the world through math, science and technology is behind IBM's commitment this year for conducting more than 50 EXITE (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) Camps that start this week and run through November.


 

TGS-NOPEC will publish its Q1 2006 results before 09,00 Norwegian time on the morning of May 3rd, 2006. At the same time, a recorded presentation with Audio by CEO Hank Hamilton and CFO Arne Helland will be made available at www.tgsnopec.no


 

* Operating Revenues of EUR 132.0 Mill were 8.2% lower than last year, but sales plus orders in hand are almost at the same level as in 2005. * EBIT was EUR 6.8 Mill against EUR 16.4 Mill in the same period last year. This gives an EBIT margin of 5.2% and 11.4% respectively. * 1st quarter results include a EUR 3.8 Mill restructuring charge related to the closure of the Gottmadingen plant in Germany. * The order intake was EUR 8.6 Mill (approx. 7.5%) higher than in the same period last year. * Restructuring processes at Klepp, Cognac and Gottmadingen are proceeding according to plan. * The Group has decided to start an assembly plant in Russia for Conservation Tillage products.


 

Handelsbanken har valt Ementor som leverantör och servicepartner av sin nya nätverkslösning. Banken standardiserar sin plattform och får en enhetlig och stabil miljö som ger lägre driftskostnader. Plattformen effektiviserar arbetet för användarna, ger bättre prestanda och utökade funktioner.


 

JUPITER, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/24/2006 -- iKarma Inc (OTC: IKMA) (http://www.iKarma.com) is pleased to announce plans to expand its reputation management service to an international and multi-lingual customer base. "Trust and Reputation are universal qualities that transcend every language and every border", says Paul Williams, CEO of iKarma. "We already have multi-lingual users across the world asking us for translated versions of iKarma. We believe providing this expanded service will help secure our first-mover advantage and double our pool of potential users in the wider global market."


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Alandsbanken Abp reports 3-month operating profit of EUR6.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-University of Michigan selects SSH Tectia solution(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Elcoteq SE, a leading provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to the communications technology industry, has entered into an agreement with the American-based PCTEL Antenna Products Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI). According to the agreement Elcoteq will manufacture iVET (integrated Variable Electrical Tilt) base station antennas along with certain land mobile radio antennas in Elcoteq's new St. Petersburg plant in Russia. The deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2006.


 

U.S. stocks lost ground Monday as investors mulled the impact of a sliding U.S. dollar and a mixed set of earnings reports, with strong results from Caterpillar Inc. but a weaker-than-expected performance from Xerox.


 

Nasdaq Stock Market executives plan to meet with counterparts at London Stock Exchange next month, according to person familiar with matter. Nasdaq owns 15% stake in LSE and has expressed interest in buying the entire exchange, Europe's largest for stocks.


 

A briefing for the financial analysts and media will be held on 27 April 2006 in Helsinki, Restaurant Bank, Unioninkatu 20, at 11.30 am Finnish time (10.30 CET). Please inform IR Johanna Koskinen of your participation no later than 25 April by e-mail at johanna.koskinen@vacon.com.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--The rising oil price may not be the sole reason the Japanese stock market plunged 2.8% Monday, but it's a big part of the problem.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Elcoteq SE to manufacture base station antennas in Russia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Telia signs contracts with Vastra Gotaland region in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Midway Holding AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK38m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-NovaCast Technologies AB reports Q1 group profit of SEK0.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-ODIM ASA wins NOK70m contract for an automated streamer handling system(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-ProfilGruppen AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK17.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Software Innovation ASA secures NOK4m software order from Telenor ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Songa Offshore ASA acquires remaining 50% of Songa Management AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-SWECO AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK115.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Brussels (Belgium), 24 April 2006 - UCB announces that it has reached an agreement with Recordati to transfer back the sales and marketing rights in Germany of Corifeo®, an antihypertensive calcium channel blocker, for a payment to UCB of 10 million euros.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Catech AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK0.55m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Investment AB Kinnevik reports Q1 operating result of SEK140m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-New Science Svenska AB acquires Quickels Systems AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Tricorona AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK0.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open higher Monday on expectations of continued positive news in this week's first-quarter company earnings reports.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Nordkalk Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR7.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Outokumpu Copper Products to change its name - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 24.4.2006 at 13.50


 

Iceland's biggest banks, deemed risky and secretive by ratings agencies and foreign observers, are defending their transparency record, but haven't thus far disclosed full details of their equity holdings, the point that most concerns analysts.


 

Summary * Operating profit improved by 51% to SEK 5.0bn (3.3) * The return on shareholders' equity increased to 26.2% (15.5) * Earnings per share rose by 77% to SEK 6.32 (3.57) * Income was SEK 8.2bn (6.0), an increase of 36% * The cost/income ratio further improved to 39.7% (44.3) * Profits after tax increased to SEK 4.1bn (2.4) The Group


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-ALK-Abello reports 6-month operating result of DKK121m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-eBay acquires Tradera AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Electrolux posts Q1 operating income of SEK1,384m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Handelsbanken posts Q1 operating profit of SEK5.016m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Lantmannen acquires environmental fuels producer Aspen Group(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Micro Systemation AB receives order from Canadian partner Dyplex Communications Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-SKF acquires remaining 50% of RC DEI Norge AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB sells property in Copenhagen for DKK70.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Tele2 AB, Europe's leading alternative telecom operator, will announce its financial results for the first quarter 2006 at 6.00 am CET (5.00 am UK time) on Wednesday, May 3, 2006.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) British investment bank Close Brothers has hired a team of 14 bankers from its rival Singer & Friedlander, the Financial Times said on Monday, without citing sources.


 

Performance for 2005 mainly good Kesko's good economic performance contributed to the wellbeing of its employees, suppliers, shareholders and public authorities in Finland and Kesko's other market areas. Economic benefits generated in Finland totalled ¤5.5 billion (of which ¤2.5 billion outside the Uusimaa region), compared with ¤770 million in the Baltic countries and ¤500 million in the other Nordic countries.


 

CAMBRIDGE, UK - April 24, 2006 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that more than ten industry-leading semiconductor companies including Broadcom Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics and Samsung are integrating ARM® CoreSight(TM) debug and trace capabilities into their future chip designs. Developed as the most comprehensive debug and trace IP solution for complete system-on-chip (SoC) designs, CoreSight technology provides system-wide visibility through the smallest port, significantly reducing time-to-market for developers of complex mobile, automotive and consumer devices and applications.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Anato Group AB signs new contract with mobile phone platforms manufacturer(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Cargotec Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR51.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Finnair ground handling subsidiary to close down unit in Tampere(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Haldex reports 3-month operating profit of SEK123m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-SAS Ground Services signs agreement with Asiana Airlines(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Consafe Offshore AB receives new contract extension for Safe Astoria(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Hansa Medical AB acquires patent portfolio from Leukotech A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Labs2 Group AB receives network upgrading contract from ViaEuropa(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Manpower Network Services AB wins contract to carry out electrical meters installation for Metrima Energi(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Mekonomen AB reports 10.1% increase in March sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Opera Software ASA provides browser for KDDI's Toshiba W43T 3G mobile phone(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-PCQT Personal Computer Quality Technology AB completes acquisition of Propac AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Sveafastigheter AB acquires 400 properties in Katrineholm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-TTS Marine ASA wins NOK40m order from Hyundai Heavy Industries(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Vizrt Ltd signs 3-year support agreement with Norway's TV2(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Berlin, April 24, 2006 - Jerini AG (FSE:JI4) reported today the randomization of the last patient in its Phase III clinical trial (FAST 1) of Icatibant for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE). A total of 56 patients were treated at 26 clinical sites in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Latin America in a double blind placebo controlled study. "The completion of the FAST 1 randomization phase represents a significant milestone for Jerini," said Jens Schneider-Mergener, CEO of Jerini. "Additionally, we will complete the randomization of the European FAST 2 Phase III trial shortly and continue to be on track to report top-line results for both studies in the third quarter of this year." Patients participating in the FAST 1 and FAST 2 randomization phase are eligible to receive Icatibant in the ongoing open-label study phase. Filing of a marketing authorization application with Icatibant for the treatment of HAE is planned for the end of 2006 with product launch expected in 2007. Icatibant, a synthetic peptidomimetic, works by blocking the B2 receptor as an antagonist to the peptide-hormone bradykinin. Bradykinin has been shown to be elevated in HAE patients and responsible for edema formation during HAE attacks. Icatibant's subcutaneous administration, excellent safety profile demonstrated in clinical studies to date, and one-year-stability at room temperature all offer key advantages to HAE patients. Jerini and its US partner Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. plan to market Icatibant in a pre-filled syringe, enabling patients to travel and self-administer the drug at the onset of an HAE attack. HAE is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening genetic disease characterized by unpredictable recurring swelling attacks in the hands, feet, face, larynx, and abdomen. Icatibant has been granted orphan drug status for the treatment of angioedema from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), potentially securing, upon approval, market exclusivity for seven and ten years, respectively. In addition, the FDA has granted fast-track designation to Icatibant in the indication HAE.


 

London (IFN) The head of Croatian generic drugs company Pliva DD (PLVA.ZG) has expressed willingness to discuss a friendly takeover offer by Actavis Group, its Icelandic rival, while holding out for a higher price than $1.85 billion, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Monday.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's annual inflation rate will accelerate to 7.1% in May from 5.5% in April on rising petrol and housing prices, Kaupthing Bank said on Monday.


 

Aker Kvaerner's MultiBooster subsea multiphase pump system increases oil recovery and enables longer step-out distances between subsea assets and host facilities by adding energy to the wellstream which allows for a lower well-head pressure and increased production rates. The design provides several benefits when handling multiphase flow, including a wide performance envelope and high pressure boost at high gas content.


 

Bergen, Norway, April 24, 2006. Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ), the world's leading TV graphics and content management company announces today, that it has entered into a support agreement with TV2. The contract was set for a duration of three years and is worth USD 1 million of revenues.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Oriola Oyj starts personnel negotiations(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Pricer AB to acquire Israeli ESL vendor(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Saab AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK549m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Skanska to construct highway in Poland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Camillo Eitzen & CO ASA (CECO) notified on 30 March 2006 that it acquired 3,384,518 shares from Krefting AS, which is 100% owned by Christian Krefting. Furthermore, that CECO after the acquisition has a total shareholding in Eitzen Maritime Services ASA (EMS) of 71,595,104 shares, equivalent to 69.3%, and that CECO and close associates hold 75,655,104 shares, equivalent to 73.2% of the outstanding shares and voting rights in EMS.


 

Net Insight received and delivered the first phase this year and the equipment for the phase-two order will also be delivered during 2006. "We are very pleased to have received an additional order for a DVB-T network in such short period of time", said Fredrik Trägårdh, CEO of Net Insight. "We are now experiencing an increasing interest and demand for our highly efficient and reliable DVB-T solution."


 

US SUMMARY: Earnings Should Again Spur Markets


 

The Contract value is approximately NOK 290 million. Delivery is scheduled for July and October 2008.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Aker Yards ASA wins NOK290m new building contract from The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA receives search solution contract from SEEK Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Leroy Seafood Group ASA acquires Fossen AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-MediRox AB posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK0.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Net Insight AB wins SEK10m DVB-T add-on order(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Norsk Vekst ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK15.08m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Powel ASA wins USD1.4m contract in the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Sanistal A/S posts Q1 EBIT of DKK45.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Statoil ASA awards Nexans Norway NOK185m cable contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Synnove Finden ASA posts Q1 operating result of NOK5.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Technology Nexus AB posts operating loss of SEK9.03m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 24, 2006-Teleca AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK21m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

London, UK: 24 April 2006 Cancer drug developer Antisoma plc (LSE: ASM, US OTC: ATSMY) today announces the appointment of Dr Gary Acton as Chief Medical Officer.


 

Quickborn/Frankfurt/Main, 24 April 2006. comdirect bank (www.comdirect.de) generated pre-tax profit of EUR 25.2m in the first quarter of 2006, almost doubling the figure for the previous year (EUR 13.0m). "The second year of our comvalue growth programme has got off to a fantastic start," said Andre Carls, CEO of comdirect bank. He continued: "We have achieved strong growth and new record profits."


 

* Group first quarter net sales up 13% in USD (+17% in local currencies) based on strong underlying sales expansion in all divisions and positive acquisition impact - Pharmaceuticals gains market share, net sales advance 5% (+9% lc) thanks to double-digit growth in Cardiovascular and Oncology franchises - Sandoz product launches and Hexal/Eon Labs acquisitions lead to dynamic sales performance * Group operating income rises 31%, driven by Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz as well as one-time divestment gain in Consumer Health - Pharmaceuticals operating income up 19%, margin improves to 32.2% of net sales, reflecting underproportional Marketing & Sales and R&D investments * Net income climbs 32% to USD 2.0 billion and EPS rises 32% to USD 0.83 per share * Highly-rated Novartis pipeline progresses as US submissions completed for Galvus (type 2 diabetes) and Rasilez (hypertension)


 

Chéserex, Switzerland - April 22, 2006: The Adecco Group, the worldwide leader in Human Resource services, welcomed Dieter Scheiff as the incoming CEO of the company. Adecco was informed by DIS AG's Supervisory Board of its decision, reached yesterday, to release Mr. Scheiff from his current assignment as CEO of DIS.


 

Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Stock Exchange requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States:


 

Dusseldorf, April 21, 2006 - The supervisory board of the personnel services specialist DIS Deutscher Industrie Service AG (DIS AG) has in its board meeting of April 21, 2006 resolved that Mr. Andreas Dinges will become a member of the management board of DIS AG. He will become the successor of Dieter Scheiff. After Mr. Dinges has assumed his position and the office has been handed over, Mr. Scheiff will assume the position as CEO of Adecco S.A., the world leader in human resources services.


 

In Ericsson's first quarter report 2006 figures for Transactions with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications are misprinted. This misprint occurs in a table published under Additional information and does not influence any other published financial tables or statements of the report.


 

SOLANA BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/21/2006 -- Open Energy Corp. (OTC BB: OEGY) (the "Company"), formerly Barnabus Energy, Inc. (OTC BB: BBSE) (WKN: A0D8Y7 / ISIN: US06769P2011), wishes to announce that effective immediately, the company shall henceforth operate under the name OPEN ENERGY CORP., which best reflects management's current strategic outlook and planning.


 

MorphoSys AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) will publish its First Quarter 2006 results on April 28, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. CET.


 

The shares were sold to professional investors. Atorka has enjoyed a good relationship with Low and Bonar and Promens, company owned by Atorka, bought last summer Low and Bonar's plastics division, Bonar Plastics.


 

HOUSTON, April 21, 2006 - IFCO SYSTEMS today released the following statement regarding information presented yesterday at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press conference in Washington:


 

Stavanger, Norway


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Nokia opens Nokia Research Centre Cambridge(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Stromsdal Corporation gives notice of lay-offs(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Date: 21.4.2006 Exchange transaction: Gratuitous transfer according to the share bonus scheme of Vacon Plc Share class: VAC1V Amount: 13 688 shares The shares held by Vacon Plc on 21.4.2006: 81 572 shares.


 

Aktiv Kapital ASA will present the financial results for the first quarter 2006 on Friday 28 April at 08.15 at Shippingklubben in Oslo. The presentation will be held by CEO Erik Øyno. Breakfast will be served from 08:00.


 

9:16 (Dow Jones) Citigroup analyst Jon Rogers looks for investor sentiment to sag on Ford's (F) rapid deterioration in its home market, as demonstrated by its $457M pretax loss in North American auto operations. F lost $1.2B in the quarter, due to restructuring charges, and its continued operations EPS of 24c fell a penny below expectations. "We expect shares to trade soft this morning on low quality earnings versus consensus. Ford faces major headwinds in 2006-2008, including NA restructuring, lower financial earnings, and an aging product," Rogers says. F down 2.4% in premarket at $7.76. (JDS)


 

Researchers collaborate to advance future of mobile communications for consumers and enterprises


 

Based in Turku, Finland, Aboavista Oy is a specialist in web analytics, search engine optimization and marketing, and it employs five consultants. Aboavista's clientele includes, for example, Helsingin Sanomat, Oikotie, Nokia and YTV. Aboavista is the only certified Google Analytics partner operating in Finland and one of only two in Scandinavia.


 

The project, more specifically, covers the expenditures at the group's two Corporate Research Centres, located in Espoo and Oulu, which provide special know-how and equipment to support and supplement the R&D efforts of the group's various business units. Further included are the expenditures incurred by the development projects carried out at the group's "competence centres": i.e. Water Research (Oulu), Recycling (Helsingborg) and Wood Fibre Line (Vaasa). Finally included is the development work for active business operations are decentralised at the R&D organisations of the Business Units e.g. at Tikkurila, Vaasa, Pori, Helsingborg, and Stockholm.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Repant ASA wins new order in Germany(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Scana Industrier ASA wins gear, propellers and propulsion systems orders for NOK40m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Kemira Oyj signs EUR100m loan agreement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Norwegian distributed taxes up in January-March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Satama Interactive Group acquires Aboavista Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Telenor will present the Group's financial results for the 1st quarter 2006


 

Espoo, Finland - Nokia Board of Directors has resolved to dispose and transfer a net total amount of 2 014 437 Nokia shares as settlement under the Performance Share Plan 2004 to the Plan participants, employees of Nokia Group. The shares will be settled and disposed out of treasury shares held by the Company, as a result of the Company reaching the predetermined financial criteria set for the Interim Measurement period 2004-2005. The Performance Share Plan 2004 will continue until the end of 2007. The resolution is based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on March 30, 3006.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Arcam AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK2.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-DeepOcean ASA wins new contract for the Bold Endeavour(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Kitron ASA issues positive profit warning(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Micro Systemation AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK1.94m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-SSAB announces SEK900m investment plan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-SSAB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK1,557m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Technor ASA completes acquisition of Westad Industri AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-TMG International AB increases capacity in Mexico(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Espoo, Finland - Nokia Board of Directors has resolved to dispose and transfer a net total amount of 2 014 437 Nokia shares as settlement under the Performance Share Plan 2004 to the Plan participants, employees of Nokia Group. The shares will be settled and disposed out of treasury shares held by the Company, as a result of the Company reaching the predetermined financial criteria set for the Interim Measurement period 2004-2005. The Performance Share Plan 2004 will continue until the end of 2007. The resolution is based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on March 30, 3006.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Gravity has at last caught up with Ericsson.


 

Kitron's earnings for first quarter 2006 will be considerably higher than for the same period last year, and also higher than the expectations of the analysts. The high earnings are due to a significantly higher turnover than in the same period of last year, as well as lower operating costs.


 

"We are hugely disappointed that Telenor will still have to subsidise our largest competitor TeliaSonera (NetCom/Chess) with several hundred million Norwegian kroner every year," said Morten Karlsen Sørby, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Nordic.


 

TOP STORIESERICSSON 1Q REVENUE UP 25%, MARGINS DOWN ON MARCONIShares down nearly 4% as Swedish telecoms equipment vendor reports solid 1Q revenue growth of 25% to SEK39.2 billion but weaker operating margins as integration of its recently acquired Marconi assets and efforts to gain new business take their toll. Net profit declines 0.9% to SEK4.58 billion from SEK4.61 billion a year ago. Analysts had forecast net profit of SEK5.3 billion and revenues of SEK39.1 billion.


 

[Dow Jones] Bid on Wyevale Garden Centres' (WGC.LN) at 555p from Tom Hunter and Baugur, which Wyvale has recommended, is in line with expectations, says Richard Ratner of Seymour Pierce.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Norwegian communications ministry rejects Telenor ASA's objection to PT decision(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Petrolia Drilling ASA completes private placement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

A total of 7 500 shares have been subscribed with BasWare Warrant Program. The share subscriptions were based on the Warrant Program Finland II 2002-2006 (series A 2 500 shares, series B 3 000 shares and series C 2 000 shares). According to the terms of the warrant program, the subscription price per share in the Finland II program was EUR 5.51 for series A, EUR 4.67 for series B and EUR 6.79 for series C. The corresponding share capital increase of EUR 2 250 has been entered in the Finnish Trade Register today, April 21, 2006. After the increase, the share capital of BasWare Corp. is EUR 3 404 482.20 in total. The share capital is divided into 11 348 274 shares, each share carrying a book counter value of EUR 0.30. The new shares will be traded on the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the old shares starting on April 24, 2006. The new shares provide the shareholders with full shareholder rights.


 

Bayer AG will be publishing its First Quarter 2006 results on April 27, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. CEST (5:30 a.m. GMT).


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-AddNode AB wins software and consulting services orders for SEK30m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Biolight International AB posts loss of SEK2.82m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Dan-Ejendomme Holding A/S reports Q1 operating result of DKK8.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Effnet AB receives test order from Hitachi(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Elekta AB wins AUD10m systems order in Australia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-LjungbergGruppen AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK75.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--After five years of revenue declines and angst about piracy and file sharing, the growth of digital music is putting record companies back on the road to growth, analysts said Thursday.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Moody's downgrades Norske Skog's debt ratings(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Sage Group Plc's offer for Visma ASA lapses(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Through the fall, groups of Yahoo executives, including Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and Chief Financial Officer Sue Decker, considered ideas, including making PayPal an integral part of Yahoo's shopping business as well as a back-office payment system for Yahoo's advertisers. Yahoo would syndicate its ads on eBay's site. The pair also talked about embedding a link to eBay's Skype phone service within Yahoo's ads, enabling consumers to immediately call the retailer in question over their PCs, say people familiar with the matter.


 

EBay Inc. is talking to both Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to determine whether one of them might be a worthy ally against a common threat: Google Inc.


 

Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement dated 20 April 2006.


 

US SUMMARY: GM Aids Dow, But Nasdaq Slips


 


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Ericsson reports 3-month operating profit of SEK7.0bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-PKC Group Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR8.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Solteq Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Technopolis Plc reports 3-month operating profit of EUR18.4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Tulikivi Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Vaahto Group Plc Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR69,000(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Stavanger, Norway


 

Schibsted ASA has on April 20th 2006 through a trader bought 52,000 shares in its own company to a price of NOK 179.68 per share. The shares are bought in accordance with a decision at the company's Annual General Meeting on May 2nd 2005 that provided the company with the authority to buy up to 6,925,000 of its own shares within a period of 12 months. Within this frame Schibsted has now acquired 3,722,501 shares.


 

Yara reports net income after minority interest of NOK 853 million (NOK 2.77 per share) for the first quarter, compared with NOK 917 million (NOK 2.90 per share) in the first quarter last year. Excluding net foreign exchange gain/loss, the result was approximately NOK 2.57 per share compared with NOK 3.31 per share in first quarter 2005. EBITDA for the quarter was NOK 1,492 million compared with NOK 1,866 million in the first quarter last year. First quarter operating income was NOK 758 million compared with NOK 1,271 million in the same quarter last year.


 

According to the Moody's press release, the decision is based on Norske Skog's weak financial performance, a pricing outlook through 2007 that is insufficient to improve financial metrics to adequate levels, and the cost push due to increasing energy prices.


 

London (IFN) UK-based gardening supplier Wyevale Garden Centres has accepted GBP310.9 million cash offer from a consortium of investors, including Icelandic retail investor Baugur and Scottish entrepreneur Tom Hunter, the company said in a statement on Friday.


 

The full report including tables can be downloaded from the enclosed file.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Alfa Laval wins SEK240m order for plate heat exchangers(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Jeeves Information Systems AB reports operating result of SEK3.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-NCC wins SEK185m contract to build logistics centre for Volkswagen in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Stavanger Aftenblad ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK20.12m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-SuperOffice ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK13.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Tandberg ASA posts Q1 operating profit of USD17.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Yara International ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK758m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

COPENHAGEN-(Dow Jones)Generic drug maker Actavis Group HF (ACT.IC) said Thursday it won't raise its $1.85 billion bid for rival Pliva DD (PLVA.ZG).


 

* Net sales SEK 39.2 (31.5) b. in the quarter * Operating income SEK 7.0 (6.6) b., excl. amortization of Marconi intangible assets of SEK 0.4 b. * Net income SEK 4.6 (4.6) b. in the quarter 1) * Earnings per share SEK 0.29 (0.29) in the quarter 1)


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-AarhusKarlshamn AB completes acquisition of wet food division of Lion Food Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-AddNode AB wins CAD order from Myresjohus AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-FastPartner AB posts Q1 pre-tax result of SEK46.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-PhotoCure ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK42.68m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Stock Exchange requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States:


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/20/2006 -- Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Macedonian Airlines (MAT), the designated flag carrier of Macedonia, took delivery of a Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet on April 13, 2006.


 

LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/20/2006 -- Leading developer of network security, GFI, today released a report on how companies can streamline faxing technology to improve employee productivity. The report examines the costs involved in manual faxing and estimates that the average yearly cost for businesses sending 50 faxes per day is USD 26,000. The report concludes that GFI's integrated fax solution, GFI FAXmaker, can reduce the annual cost of manually sending 50 faxes per day to USD 2,600, if they are sent directly from their email client.


 

Giselé Marchand og Halvor Bjørken were re-elected by the corporate assembly as directors representing the shareholders, while Trond Andersen was elected as new employee director. The board has nine permanent members. Harald Evju, Birgitta Rødstøl Næss and Tom Ruud where elected to the corporate assembly, as recommended by the election committee. Emil Aubert, Ole H. Bakke, Christian Ramberg and Harald Sæther where re-elected.Kjersti Narum was elected as alternate.. Ole H. Bakke was elected to the election committee, which otherwise comprises Helge Evju and Gunn Wærsted. The AGM authorised the board to buy back the company's own shares up to a limit of 10 per cent of the outstanding shares. This authority replaces an earlier one, and will be valid until the 2007 AGM.


 

* Signed licencing agreement with GE Healthcare for Hexvix®.


 

The board of directors of Petrolia Drilling ASA ("Petrolia") intends to carry out a private placement of up to 165,000,000 new shares. The private placement will be marketed to professional and institutional investors.


 

Amsterdam, 20 April 2006 - Heineken Holding N.V. announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) has adopted all proposals on the agenda of the meeting. The most important resolutions are listed below.


 

Amsterdam, 20 April 2006 - Heineken N.V. announced today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) has adopted all proposals on the agenda of the meeting. The most important resolutions are listed below.


 

The Annual General Meeting of Evox Rifa Group Oyj has on 20 April 2006 made the following decisions:


 

ABG Sundal Collier ASA has issued NOK 100 million in a subordinated bond loan (lower Tier 2 capital). The loan is fully subscribed:


 


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Elisa Corporation considers acquiring Bite Communications - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 


 


 

Nokia's 40% year on year device volume growth drives 29% net sales growth, 32% EPS growth and strong market share gains


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Telia leases mobile phones to Swedish labour market administration(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-YIT Corporation wins six road maintenance contracts in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Duroc AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK1.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Firefly AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK0.84m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Getinge AB posts Q1 pre-tax profit of SEK262m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-IDL Biotech AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK0.32m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Lantmannen to build SEK1bn ethanol plant in Norrkoping(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-SwitchCore AB posts Q1 operating loss of SEK12.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 


 

YIT CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE April 20, 2006


 

Airline Industry Information-April 20, 2006-Copenhagen airport alert over bird flu passenger was false alarm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Airline Industry Information-April 20, 2006-Swedish domestic air travellers' identity to be checked(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Nokia reports first quarter operating profit of EUR1.37bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

PRAGUE (Dow Jones)--Centaurus Capital LLP, a minority shareholder of Pliva (PLVA.ZG), Thursday urged the Croation pharmaceuticals company to consider the revised offer by Icelandic Actavis (ACT.IC).


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Cencorp Corporation enters into joint development agreement with Philips Lightning(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Investor AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK15.7bn(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Kesla Oyj reports 3-month operating profit of EUR0.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Logitech sells shares in Anoto Group AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Petrolia Drilling ASA increases stake in Petromena AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-SeaDrill Ltd subsidiary to initiate compulsory acquisition of Smedvig ASA shares(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Jan Erik Tveteraas, CEO and Egil Kvannli, CFO will on the same day at 1:00 p.m. give a presentation of the result at Shippingklubben, Haakon VII`s gate 1, Oslo. The presentation will be in English.


 

Thalheim, April 20, 2006 - Ströher Finanzholding AG holding approx. 7.57 million shares of Q-Cells AG (20.5% of share capital), has informed us, that Immo Ströher has decided this morning to place approx. 5 million shares of Q-Cells AG to large institutional investors in Germany and abroad, in a manner considerate to the market. The reasons for this move have been given as diversification of property and personal life planning (Mr Ströher has turned 60 on March, 12). Furthermore Ströher Finanzholding AG has informed us that the other shares in Q-Cells - amounting to approx. 2.57 million - will be placed in Q-Cells shares by means of a synthetic exchangeable bond emitted by Credit Suisse and running for 3 years.


 

London (IFN) The Republic of Iceland has completed a sale of treasury notes worth ISK1.5 billion at yields averaging 9.8%, up from 8.11% paid last January, The National Debt Management Agency said on Wednesday.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Edvantage renews contract with Det Norske Veritas(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Eltek ASA reports 3-month operating profit of NOK74.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Finnish total output up in February 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Nokia issues statement on licensing agreement with Qualcomm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-NTCH commences private offering of TDC A/S shares(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Shareholders of Lawson Software accept merger with Intentia International AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Spanair announces opening of new route to La Palma(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

* The Group's sales for the first quarter totaled SEK 17.2 million (30.7). Sales calculated in USD amounted to 2.2 million (4.3). Compared with 4Q sales in SEK climbed with 12 percent.


 

COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF REMAINING SHARES IN SMEDVIG ASA ("SMEDVIG"), DELISTING OF SMEDVIG ASA AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES


 

Oslo, Norway, April 20th, 2006.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Cloetta Fazer reports Q1 operating result of SEK68m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Diamyd Medical AB posts 6-month operating loss of SEK15.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Human Care HC AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK4.2m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Jeeves Information Systems AB receives SEK5m order for logistics solution(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Kongsberg Gruppen ASA wins NOK286m weapons control system order in the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Micronic Laser Systems AB reports operating profit of SEK96m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Norman ASA reports Q1 pre-tax profit of NOK9.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Orc System AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK4m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Sodra reports Q1 operating result of SEK289m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-Tomra Systems ASA reports Q1 operating profit of NOK123m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 20, 2006-WM-data AB secures 3-year operating contract from PaperPak(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik, Iceland, 20 April 2006 - The Board of Actavis Group (ICEX: ACT) today announces an improved preliminary proposal to acquire all the outstanding PLIVA shares on the Zagreb Stock Exchange and all the PLIVA GDRs on the London Stock Exchange. The revised proposal is HRK630 in cash per share and values PLIVA at approximately US$1.85 billion. This is the final revision to our proposal and the proposal remains subject to standard due diligence.


 

(Oslo, 20 April 2006) Presentation of EDB's 1st quarter results 2006 will take place Tuesday 25 April at 08:00, and will be held at Felix Konferansesenter, Bryggetorget 3.


 

SCF, quoted on Euronext Brussels, is the holding company of a.o. the specialty retail chain E5-mode.


 

Espoo, Finland - Nokia acknowledges Qualcomm has released the following information in its Form 10-Q report, filed with US Securities and Exchange Commission on April 19, 2006, concerning its licensing agreement with Nokia.


 

London (IFN) Icelandic generic drug maker Actavis has decided to increase its indicative offer for Croatian rival Pliva by 11% to HRK630 in cash per share, valuing the company at USD1.85 billion, Actavis said on Thursday.


 

* Renin inhibitors would be the first new class of high blood pressure medicines available in more than 10 years


 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/19/2006 -- Since their arrival in Haiti on Saturday, April 15, over 130 short-term observers from the International Mission for Monitoring Haitian Elections (IMMHE), and 20 long-term observers who have been in the country since last September, have now been deployed throughout Haiti's 10 departments to cover Friday's legislative and senatorial elections. The IMMHE represents the largest contingent of international observers in Haiti.


 

Today, Nordic Telephone Company Holding ApS ("NTCH"), which through its direct subsidiary Nordic Telephone Company ApS ("NTC") owns and controls 88.2% of the share capital of TDC A/S ("TDC"), commences a private offering of notes , with NTCH as the sole obligor.


 

In accordance with section 9, chapter 2, of the Securities Market Act, Eqvitec Partners Oy has today reported us that the holding of the funds under their administration in the share capital and votes of Incap Corporation has decreased to 592,080 shares representing 4.86% of Incap Corporation's share capital and votes.


 

Revenues of 822 MNOK (+63 percent relative to 504 MNOK in first quarter 2005) Operating profit of 123 MNOK (5 MNOK in first quarter 2005) Cash flow from operations of 36 MNOK (1 MNOK in first quarter 2005)


 

With competition further intensifying all the time, cost advantages have never been as crucial as they are in today's air transport industry. And cost considerations are one of the prime reasons why Air Malta has opted to entrust its ground services - which currently account for some 15% of its total expenses - to a reliable and efficient ground handling partner. Moreover, instead of dealing with the same issues and concerns with 20 different ground handlers, the airline has elected to place much of its ground services in the hands of a single industry partner.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Airline passengers in Europe and Asia Wednesday faced a new round of price hikes, as airlines mulled surcharges after oil prices hit new highs Tuesday.


 

News Corp.'s Internet unit plans to announce today that it has invested $3.5 million in the job-listings Web site of Simply Hired Inc.


 

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Apache Corp. (APA) says it will buy all of BP PLC's (BP) remaining oil and natural-gas fields on the Gulf of Mexico's continental shelf for $1.3 billion, investing in offshore production at a time when recent hurricanes have scared away investors and other oil companies.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--A late start to spring and the timing of Easter conspired to dent sales progress at Hennes & Mauritz.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--It's too bad Peugeot's decision to close the Ryton-on-Dunsmore plant and turn its back on U.K. manufacturing wasn't accompanied by a big closure program at the carmaker's poor-performing French plants, or at the very least an announcement of extensive French job cuts.


 

Announcement


 

Neste Oil will publish its interim report for January-March 2006 on Thursday 27 April 2006 approximately at 9:00 a.m. Eastern European time.


 

London (IFN) Airline passengers in Europe and Asia Wednesday faced a new round of price hikes, as airlines mulled surcharges after oil prices hit new highs Tuesday.


 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts WorldWide er fyrsta stóra hótelkeðjan sem byrjar að blogga en blogg hótelsins má finna á TheLobby.com. Þetta skref hótelsins á jafn mikið skylt við auglýsingastarfsemi sem og það sem venjulega er talið blogg.


 

Netið tengir saman fólk og það gæti verið ástæðan fyrir því að eitt afskekktasta land veraldar, Ísland, hefur flesta nýja breiðbandsnotendur, samkvæmt nýlegri könnun sem gerð var á vegum OECD, segir í frétt á heimasíðu PC World.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Aktia Savings Bank plc raises its prime rate(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-SAS Cargo Group A/S invests in new cooling technology(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA will present the results for the first quarter 2006 for analysts, investors and media on Wednesday 3 May 2006 at 08:00 in the company's office at Strandveien 20, 1366 Lysaker, Norway.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Elisa Corporation to cut 112 jobs(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Bang & Olufsen posts operating result of DKK367m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

VMETRO (VME) will present the financial results for Q1 2006 on Thursday April 27th at 8:15 AM and invites to a breakfast meeting at Shippingklubben, Haakon VII`s gate 1, Oslo.


 

[Dow Jones] Iceland financials are down after wage data shows high inflationary pressures. Landsbanki (LAIS.IC) -4% at ISK21.6, Kaupthing (KAUP.IC) -1.7% at ISK740, Glitnir (GLB.IC) flat at ISK16.6, Straumur-Burdaras (STRB.IC) -1.2% at ISK16.4 and FL Group (FL.IC) -3.5% at ISK19.1. (LON)


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Iceland's unemployment rate fell in the first quarter, while wages grew strongly in March, according to figures published by Statistics Iceland on Wednesday.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Norwegian exports and imports up in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Talentum Oyj acquires 30% of Acacom Academic Communications Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Aker Kvaerner participates in AUD111m gold mine contract in Australia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Castellum AB reports Q1 pre-tax result of SEK331m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Danware A/S to establish subsidiaries in Germany and the UK(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Malmbergs Elektriska AB reports Q1 operating result of SEK11.59m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Ringerikes Sparebank posts Q1 pre-tax result of NOK17.9m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Varmekyl Grossisten Scandinavia AB signs distribution agreement with Alpha-InnoTec(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

* Rental income for the period January - March 2006 amounted to SEKm 490 (SEKm 470 corresponding period previous year). * Net income after tax for the year amounted to SEKm 239 (163), equivalent to SEK 5.83 (3.98) per share. * Income from property management improved by 10% to SEKm 194 (176), equivalent to SEK 4.73 (4.29) per share. * The last day for trading the Castellum share before the share split 4:1 is April 24.


 

Stuttgart/Germany, 19 April 2006. The annual general meeting of Celesio AG will take place on Thursday, 27 April 2006 at 10.00 a.m. in the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Hegelsaal, Berliner Platz 1-3, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany. The company invites to the free of charge live transmission in picture and sound. On the Celesio website the relevant link can be found in the sections "Press" (www.celesio.com/press) and "Investor Relations" (www.celesio.com/ir) under "Highlights".


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open higher Wednesday, following the positive market response to Tuesday's dovish Federal Reserve March rate-setting meeting minutes.


 

Metro de Madrid, one of the largest metro systems in the world, has placed orders for three major projects with KONE involving installations or modernizations of a total of 94 KONE heavy-duty escalators and 38 KONE MonoSpace® machine-room-less elevators. The combined value of the contracts is approximately EUR 22 million, of which approximately EUR 18 million was included in KONE's first quarter order book.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Axis AB reports 3-month operating profit of SEK38m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-KCI Konecranes wins order in Japan - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-KONE wins orders in Spain(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-UPDATE:Raisio Group Plc to streamline organisational structure(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The work is expected to be completed late 2008 and includes engineering design, procurement and construction management (EPCM). The previous, largely oxide operation is being expanded to treat primary ore at a rate of approximately 35 million tonnes of ore per annum producing around 850,000 ounces of gold and 200,000 tonnes of copper concentrate per annum. The joint venture is a collaborative effort between CMR, and Aker Kvaerner operations in Melbourne, Australia, and Santiago, Chile. Aker Kvaerner in Chile will provide established experience and relief from local resource shortages, whilst performing the bulk of the detailed engineering for the process plant area.


 

Martinsried/Munich (Germany) and Waltham, Mass. and Princeton, N.J., April 19, 2006 - GPC Biotech AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: GPC; TecDAX index; NASDAQ: GPCB) today announced that it has created three new senior positions, hiring three executives to expand its drug development and commercialization management teams:


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Ericsson to provide its EMO solution to 3 Scandinavia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Finnish builders expect 3% growth in 2006 and 2007 - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Myllykoski Paper to cut 135 jobs in Finland - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-OP Bank Group to cut 20 jobs(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Raisio Group Plc to streamline organisational structure(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-SSH Communications Security Corporation reports 3-month operating loss of EUR0.6m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-TDC A/S delists its shares from NYSE(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The negotiations were related to the reorganisation of overlapping functions of the OP Bank Group Central Cooperative, OKO Bank and Pohjola, the details of which were published earlier.


 
Hitt og þetta
19. apríl 2006

Delisting

TDC A/S late yesterday from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") received an order granting the application of TDC to withdraw its American Depository Shares ("ADSs") and its ordinary shares from listing and registration on the New York Stock Exchange with effect at the opening of business on April 19, 2006. With regard to the application by TDC reference is made to TDC's stock exchange announcement no. 16 of March 3, 2006.


 

Vinnuhópur sem skipaður var til að koma með tillögur varðandi nýjan 18 holu golfvöll í Hafnarfirði leggur til að völlurinn verði staðsettur á grænu svæði sunnan við Hvaleyrarvatn. Svæðið sem hér um ræðir er skipulagt sem útivistarsvæði og talið henta vel fyrir golfvöll. Þar hefur verið æfingasvæði fyrir knattspyrnu og eins er Flugmódelklúbburinn Þytur með aðstöðu þar. Talið er að það taki um fjögur til fimm ár að byggja nýjan golfvöll.


 

Icelandair hóf áætlunarflug til Manchester 7. apríl síðastliðinn og gefur það íslenskum kylfingum enn fleiri tækifæri á golfferðum til Englands. Hafa GB-Ferðir þegar boðið upp á golfferðir enda hentar flugtíminn fullkomlega fyrir golfpakka. Síðdegisvél til Manchester á föstudegi kl. 17 og kvöldvél kl. 22 frá Manchester á mánudagskvöldi. Hægt er að spila golf laugardag, sunnudag og mánudag.


 

3 Scandinavia is the first operator in Sweden to introduce Ericsson's push e-mail solution. The service will be hosted by Ericsson under a managed services contract, allowing 3 Scandinavia to launch the new service quickly and easily in a cost effective way. A friendly user pilot is to begin immediately.


 

London (IFN) Icelandic media group Dagsbrun said on Wednesday that its acquisition vehicle Daybreak Acquisitions had secured acceptences for 77.07% of the shares in UK printing firm Wyndeham Press Group.


 

Today, Wednesday 19 April, is the last day of trading in Ratos shares prior to the split.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Axfood AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK226m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Axfood AB reports 3.1% increase in March sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Bjorge ASA reports Q1 pre-tax result of NOK11.14m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA receives search platform contract from Italian media group RCS MediaGroup(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Hagstromer & Qviberg AB posts Q1 operating result of SEK82m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Hoganas AB reports Q1 pre-tax result of SEK150m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Max Bank posts Q1 pre-tax result of DKK30.14m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Opcon AB posts Q1 EBIT of SEK15.8m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-PSI Group ASA receives cash handling systems upgrade order in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Skjern Bank reports Q1 pre-tax result of DKK29.33m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Tandberg Television posts Q1 operating result of USD16.7m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-TECO Coating Services ASA secures USD0.9m contract from Ocean Rig ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 19, 2006-Telelogic AB reports Q1 pre-tax result of SEK35.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

- Net sales for January-March totaled EUR 2.0 million, up +27 percent year on year (EUR 1.6 million in Q1/2005). - Operating loss for January-March amounted to EUR -0.6 million (a loss of -1.9 million in Q1/2005), loss EUR -0.4 million (-1.9 million). The profitability improvement was a result of the growth of sales and the decrease of expenses. - During the period, the company concluded agreements with a number of new customers, the most significant for this quarter being a major German manufacturing company now using SSH Tectia to secure their IBM mainframe infrastructure. - Thanks to growth in tenders, new customers and active new product evaluations, the year 2006 is expected to continue to show a markedly better performance compared to 2005.


 

The Premier of Western Australia, Hon Alan Carpenter MLA, today officially opened the Burrup plant, which will employ nearly 100 people at full production. The plant has an annual production capacity of 760,000 tonnes of liquid ammonia.


 

London (IFN) Iceland's central bank will raise interest rates by 50-75 basis points from 11.5% on May 18, Glitnir Bank said on Wednesday.


 

[Dow Jones] UBS is bullish on Nordic banks. Says the strong start to '06 is being driven by a continued acceleration in loan growth, booming equity markets, strong mutual fund flows and high levels of brokerage activity, coinciding with a still benign asset quality environment.


 

CAMBRIDGE, UK AND HSINCHU, TAIWAN, R.O.C. - April 19, 2006 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM), have agreed to extend the companies' long-term relationship to development of a new suite of ARM® Advantage(TM) products, part of its family of Artisan® physical IP, in support of TSMC's 65- and 45-nanometer (nm) G processes. The agreement provides customer access to these ARM Advantage products on TSMC's leading-edge technology through the ARM Access Library Program.


 

US SUMMARY: Fed Signals Tightening End Close


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/18/2006 -- Georgia Ventures Inc. ("GVI" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GVI) reports on the on-going work program at the epithermal Bogutu gold deposit in north-west China.


 

Sales up 116%, net income up 138%


 

"We are all very disappointed," commented Ericsson Racing Team skipper John Kostecki (USA). "We have had a close battle with Brasil 1. We had a 25 mile lead over them yesterday and then we hit a big storm with 52 knots of wind in the afternoon. We ripped our jib and had to drop our mainsail. It took a long time to recover the boat and the Brazilians got passed us just before we entered the bay."


 

Financials


 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 18, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) - Maple Seal Homes Ltd. www.maplesealhomes.com "MSL" , a wholly owned subsidiary of Maisonette International Enterprises Ltd. "the Company" (Other OTC:MAEN.PK - News) http://www.maisonetteworld.com is pleased to announce that its manufacturing partner Winton Global homes has received by wire transfer deposits for home to be exported to the United Kingdom sometime this summer.


 

In its ruling on February 14, 2006, the Helsinki Court of Appeal ordered Kiinteistö Oy Vilhonkatu 7 to pay compensation to YIT for the conversion and additional works involved in the refurbishing of SOK's former head office property in 1999 as well as the costs caused by the lengthening of the duration of the contract, with interest, and trial costs. On the basis of the ruling, SOK paid EUR 11.1 million to YIT on February 15, 2006. The amount will not be recognized in the result until the ruling becomes legally binding. Kiinteistö Oy Vilhonkatu 7 and YIT have on this day sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.


 

Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (PBG) reported first-quarter net income of $34 million, or 14 cents a share, compared with $39 million, or 15 cents, earned in the first three months of 2005.


 

Don't look now, but there's been an explosion of video channels populating the Internet to meet our most idiosyncratic interests.


 

Home Program Registration Organiser Contacts Location


 

The world's largest restaurant chain issued preliminary earnings and sales numbers last week that generally pleased Wall Street, as management continues to tweak McDonald's menu and service to good effect.


 

Elcoteq will publish its first-quarter 2006 interim report on Thursday, April 27, at 9.00 am (EET). The results release will be available immediately after the publishing on Elcoteq's website at www.elcoteq.com. A pdf file of the results presentation will also be available at www.elcoteq.com at approximately 11.00 am (EET) the same day.


 

The company has submitted an application for a permit in accordance with the Swedish Environmental Code for mining and processing at Fäboliden outside of Lycksele. The mine and processing facilities for extracting gold and converting it into finished doré ingots have a planned capacity of 5 million tons of ore per year.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Frontier Silicon and Factum Electronics AB form strategic alliance(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Lappland Goldminers AB submits application for new mining facility in Sweden(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany, April 18, 2006 - Sandoz announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for the company's recombinant human growth hormone Omnitrope®.


 

Rue de Net ehf. og Skýrr hf. hafa undirritað samning um almennt samstarf og sölu lausna hvor annars hvað snertir viðskiptalausnir og þróunarumhverfi Microsoft. Fyrirtækin hyggjast taka sameiginlega þátt í verkefnum og útboðum þar sem styrkleikar beggja nýtast.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-AF Gruppen ASA wins SEK430m building contract in Gothenburg(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Coloplast A/S completes divestment of Sterling Medical Services LLC(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Consilium AB reports 12% increase in Jan-March sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Engel Holding AS to make voluntary offer for Visma ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Modul 1 Data AB launches subsidiary(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Statoil ASA awards Leirvik Module Technology NOK125m platform contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-TDC Song to supply IT services to NETTO(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

PARIS (Dow Jones)--Turning in its best first-quarter operating performance since 2000, Philips (PHG) is offering investors another tantalizing glimpse of a more rewarding future.


 

[Dow Jones] Iceland financials trade lower, mainly following a fall in the krona and negative market sentiment, an analyst says. "The drop is quite severe. It may be the reports (Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays published research notes on Icelandic banks) before the holidays that is affecting the market, but there has been no real news."


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are set to open slightly higher Tuesday, as investors focus on the first companies to report first-quarter earnings, says trader Claire Collingwood at CMC Markets.


 

By Will Swarts Of SMARTMONEY.COM(This article was originally published Monday)


 

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 18.4.2006 at 11.15


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-DNO ASA reports oil production of 16,892 BOPD in Q1 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Finnish producer price indices up in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-DSV to cut 1,000 jobs - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Hennes & Mauritz reports zero sales growth in March(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

During the 1-31 March 2006 conversion period there was one conversion and a total of 15 250 A shares were converted into R shares. The shares were recorded in the Finnish trade register today, 18 April 2006, and trading in the new R shares will start on 19 April 2006.


 

Perlos will publish the results of January-March 2006 on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 8.00 A.M. Finnish time. The result release will be available on Perlos' web site (www.perlos.com) immediately after the announcing.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Fitch and Moody's rate TDC A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Nokia to expand R&D centre in China(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Spanair announces opening of new routes(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

DNO ASA is pleased to announce the Q1 2006 production figures and status of Middle East drilling activities.


 

TANDBERG Television will present its 1Q financial results, Tuesday 18th April 2006, at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, Boks 1536, Vika, 0117 Oslo


 
Hitt og þetta
18. apríl 2006

Credit rating

On April 12, 2006 Fitch Ratings published their credit rating of TDC. Fitch assigned TDC A/S a rating of "BB-" with stable outlook and a short-term rating of "B". TDC's new Senior Secured Facility (cf. TDC's stock exchange release no. 17 of March 3, 2006) was assigned "BB+", and the unsecured long-term rating of the outstanding bonds under TDC's EMTN programme was assigned a "BB-" rating.


 

Royal DSM N.V. today announces the opening of its new compounding site for engineering plastics at Jiangyin in the Jiangsu province of China on April 26, 2006. This project will double the total capacity for the product lines Stanyl® PA46, Akulon® PA6 and Arnite® PBT. These materials are used in manufacturing key molded components for the automotive, electrical and electronics, consumer and industrial segments.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-AcadeMedia AB wins development assignment from Ericsson(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-AcandoFrontec AB renews cooperation agreement with Volvo IT(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Bjorge ASA wins contracts from Aker Kvaerner Subsea AS and MC Kongsberg Subsea AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Fast Search & Transfer ASA acquires Corporate Radar(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Global Geo Services ASA receives USD2m order for West Florida seismic(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Golden Ocean Group Ltd sells panamax bulker(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Human Care HC AB posts operating result of SEK18.5m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Sandvik AB closes cemented carbide plant in the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 18, 2006-Studsvik AB acquires US nuclear waste treatment company RACE Holdings LLC(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

London (IFN) ? International ratings agency Standard & Poor's has placed its BBB long-term counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings of Norwegian commercial insurer Nemi on credit watch with negative implications, S&P said last week.


 

The per-share subscription price of the shares subscribed with the option rights was EUR 1.35. Each share entitles to one vote. The new shares entitle their holders to a dividend for the financial year 2006. Other shareholder entitlements became effective today.


 

Converium Holding AG has repurchased 600'000 shares in the period of January 1 through March 31, 2006 on the SWX Swiss Exchange in conjunction with its share delivery obligations under the various Employee Participation Plans.


 

US SUMMARY: Rise In Commodities Sinks Shares


 

NEW YORK, April 14, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- XMPie(r), the award-winning provider of software for dynamic publishing will host a Webinar, "Creating a Successful Variable Data Campaign," on April 18 at 2 p.m. EDT. The instructional program is tailored towards print service providers and focuses on how to develop effective and successful marketing programs for their customers using variable data publishing. Attendees will learn how to increase response rates with 1:1 marketing campaigns and discover methods to gain invaluable knowledge about customers for future projects.


 

LEIDEN, NL - BRUSSELS, BEL (April 14, 2006) - VRcontext, a leading provider of 3D visualisation technology located in Brussels, Belgium and UReason, an innovative supplier of Operator Advisory Systems and Solutions, have recently agreed to combine their expertise and work together in the area of intelligent alarm assessment. In the flood of alarm information presented to an operator during an incident, relationships with other events or incidents are difficult to determine. By linking OASYS-AM, the Alarm Management System, developed by UReason, with the 3D Virtual Model, created by VRcontext, control room operators are assisted in their assessment, not only by the "intelligence" of OASYS-AM, but also by the real-time correlation with the 3D Virtual Model, guiding him directly to the incriminated equipment within its geographical vicinity. In today's process industries operators are generally located in a safe central control room, far away from the processes and equipment they monitor. In fact, some of the processes monitored, such as deep sea oil fields, are even impossible to visit or walk through.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 14, 2006-Fortum wins operation and maintenance contract in Germany(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 14, 2006-President & CEO of Suomi Mutual joins Metsaliitto Group board of directors(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 14, 2006-Suomen Rehu Ltd acquires full ownership of Mildola Oy(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

TOKYO (Dow Jones) Japanese Economy and Banking Minister Kaoru Yosano declined Friday to say whether recent gains in yields on Japanese government bonds reflect the state of the economy, instead saying one should consult market forces.


 

13 April 2006


 

Vevey, April 13, 2006 - Nestlé has concluded discussions for the creation of a new fund to be called W. Health, announced in autumn of 2005. This fund will invest in companies active in health, well-being and nutrition as an external complement to Nestlé's own well-developed internal research and development competencies. This investment will reinforce Nestlé's competitive position in nutrition in our strategic areas of food, beverages and pet care. The fund will be managed by an independent partnership constituted by Mr. Wolfgang Reichenberger, Nestlé CFO until the end of 2005, and Dr. Gunnar Weikert, founder of Inventages. Nestlé has committed funds of EUR 500 million, with the possibility of increasing this sum. As announced in September 2005, the fund is intended to help Nestlé grow promising new businesses in the area of science-based nutrition and accelerate its progress to a company delivering nutrition, health and well-being products in food, beverages and pet care.


 

In September 2005, Boeing and Fokker Elmo reached a major breakthrough signing the contract for its first electrical wiring and junction box work package. The program progress and successful work transition on this first work package helped pave the way for this additional work package for Fokker Elmo. The manufacturing operations for most of both packages will take place at Fokker Elmo's subsidiary in China.


 

Leiden, The Netherlands, April 13, 2006 - Crucell N.V. (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: SW CRX), invites investors, the media and the general public to access a live audio webcast of its Analyst Day Meeting at 2.00pm CET (8.00am US Eastern time) on Thursday, April 27, 2006.


 

[Dow Jones] Iceland's interest rates might have to rise to 16% to contain inflation, ISK has slumped around 15% against the dollar in 06 and over the last 5 years the current account has gone from balance to a deficit of 20% of GDP.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic investment bank Kaupthing Bank has completed a USD500 million, five-year bond issue, the bank said in a statement.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Ponsse Oyj and Volvo to cooperate in Latin America(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Annual Report and the Corporate Governance Report for 2005 are available in pdf format on the company's website, www.oriflame.com as of today.


 

"Printing for the public sector is part of Elanders' core business and this order is significant in that it is proof of the sustainability of our fundamental business. Printing for the Swedish Parliament is a prestigious assignment and we are happy for the renewed confidence in Elanders", says Patrick Holm, CEO of Elanders AB.


 

(Cologne, April 13, 2006) - Splendid Medien AG, Cologne, and HSBC Trinkaus & Burckhardt KG, Düsseldorf, have reached agreement on a long-term finance agreement valued at 7.5 million euros. Splendid Medien AG will use the incoming capital to implement its planned growth.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Finnish inflation at 0.9% in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Nordea to raise its prime rate to 2.75%(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Sony Ericsson reports 3-month pre-tax profit of EUR151m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Brussels, April 13, 2006 -- RHJ International ("RHJI") completed the acquisition announced on March 28th, 2006, of 6,400,000 shares of U-SHIN Ltd. ("U-SHIN"; listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6985), a manufacturer of electrical components for automobiles, with respect to the acquisition of shares in U-SHIN through the third party allotment as initially planned.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Elanders AB wins new printing contract from Swedish parliament(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Transcom WorldWide SA acquires 60% of US CRM services provider Cloud 10 Corporation(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Espoo, Finland - Nokia will publish its first quarter financial results on Thursday April 20, 2006, at approximately 1 pm Helsinki time (CET +1). The press release will be available on the Nokia website immediately after publication.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Componenta Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR5.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Consortium led by FL Group hf acquires Refresco Holding B.V.(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Kaupthing Bank hf announces USD500m bond issue(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-TietoEnator Corporation reports lower than expected growth in Q1 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/13/2006 -- On April 24, 2006 City Communication, Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, will unveil its "Next Generation Broadcast System: Live Line" at "Hannovermesse 2006" international industrial trade show, http://www.hannovermesse.de/


 

The printed version of the Annual Report will be distributed as from 28 April 2006. Requests for copies should be submitted by completing the appropriate form under Corporate publications on the website, or by e-mail to info@fortis.com.


 

Q1 Highlights:


 

Notification


 

NOTIFICATION


 

Time and place The Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of Oriflame Cosmetics S.A. (the "Company") in relation to items 1 to 12 of the agenda below will be held at the offices of Wildgen & Partners, 69 Boulevard de la Pétrusse, L-2320 Luxembourg on 19 May 2006 at 11 a.m. The Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") of the Company in relation to items 13 to 15 of the agenda will be held at the same place immediately after the closing of the AGM.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-NKT Group sells properties in the US and increases full-year forecast(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 13, 2006-Telelogic AB secures USD1.1m defence contract in Asia Pacific(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

With this bond issue of USD 500 million, Kaupthing Bank has made total issues equivalent to EUR 1.8 billion so far this year, while the Bank (parent company) has long-term debt equivalent to EUR 1.3 billion maturing this year.


 

CEO Dr. James Kelly recently disclosed that SCI has produced multiple lines of human pluripotent stem cells. These cell lines are able to maintain their undifferentiated state and normal chromosome complement. The cells are produced without feeder layers (xenofree). The company is able to efficiently develop multiple lines, the first step in creating banks of cells that can be matched to patients in cell therapies.


 

Geneva, 12 April 2006. Skyguide takes note of the report by the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BFU) regarding the screen failure at the Zurich control center on 11.11.2003. While skyguide respects the work and the report by the BFU, it nevertheless disagrees with the BFU on some fundamental points in the statements and conclusions. The display system affected was replaced by a newly developed system in May 2004, as had been planned for a long time.


 

Gouda, The Netherlands, 12 April 2006 - Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) announces the appointment of Harry van Tooren (59) as a member of the Supervisory Board of Imtech N.V. as of 11 April 2006.


 

[Dow Jones] Iceland financials end trade in negative territory after the morning's higher-than-expected consumer price index numbers, raising the risk of inflation flaring up.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic investment company FL Group Wednesday said a consortium it is leading has signed an agreement to acquire Refresco Holding B.V., the Dutch private label soft drink manufacturer from the investment fund 3i Group Plc for a total consideration of EUR461 million.


 

Golden Ocean Group Limited ( "GOGL" ) is pleased to advise that it has reached an agreement to sell the M/V Lake Sequioa. The vessel is a Panamax bulker and is one of the long term time charter vessels previously acquired from Louis Dreyfus with an option to purchase attached to the time charter. The agreed sales price is $ 31,6 mill net against paying present Owners $ 19,5 mill net at the time of delivery.


 

SWISS and Lufthansa are further intensifying their collaboration on the long-haul front. From April 21 onwards, SWISS customers will be able to travel conveniently from Basel, Geneva and Zurich to Shanghai via Munich. The eastbound LX 4048 / LH 726 service leaves Munich at 21:15 and arrives at Shanghai's Pudong Airport at 14:55 the following day. The westbound LX 4049 / LH 727 flight departs from Shanghai at 22:15 and arrives in Munich at 05:30 the next morning. The service's Munich departure and arrival times offer excellent connections from and to Basel, Geneva and Zurich for the smoothest of trips to and from Shanghai for Swiss-based travellers.


 

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/12/2006 -- The Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball Team is making their international debut. The all-celebrity team consisting of today's hottest stars, will compete in a high-energy game to be held at kl. 19:00, Saturday, 22 April at Haukelands Hall in Bergen, one of the jewels of Norway's picturesque coast. The team will mix and mingle with fans and the Scandinavian elite at a special VIP Party at kl. 20:00, Thursday, 20 April at the Galleri Nygaten (www.gallerinygaten.no/.). The Hollywood Knights will play the Bergen Vikings to raise funds for two local non-profit organizations -- The Norwegian Cancer Society (www.Kreftforeningen.no) and The Society for the Preservation of Bergen Ancient Monuments (http://www.fortidsminneforeningen.no).


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-AarhusKarlshamn AB in talks to acquire wet foods division of Lion Foods Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Arla Foods cuts jobs in Denmark(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-OEM International AB acquires Czech trading company EIG spol.s.r.o.(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

TANDBERG Television will present its 1Q financial results, Tuesday 18th April 2006, at Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20, Boks 1536, Vika, 0117 Oslo


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Elekta AB wins oncology management system order in the UK(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-OMX and SGX strengthen their partnership(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Pointsec Mobile Technologies AB enters into partnership with HitachiSoft(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Ponsse Oyj signs cooperation agreement with VR Group(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-SRV and Pontos sell Kamppi shopping centre - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-TeliaSonera International Carrier signs agreement with DANTE(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Reservoir Exploration Technology AS receives seismic data contract from Statoil ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Xtracom AB acquires IP telephony activities of Ambleside AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-CM-Urakointi selected as main contractor for Stockmann's expansion - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Millicom International Cellular S.A. reports subscriber growth in Q1 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

In addition, a conference call will take place the same day at 10:00 CET. For Norwegian participants the dial-in number is: +47 800 80 119 For international participants the dial-in number is: +47 23 00 04 00


 

Cargotec Corporation will publish its January-March 2006 Interim Report on Monday April 24, 2006 at 12.00 p.m. Finnish time. The interim report will be available after publishing on the Company's internet pages at www.cargotec.com.


 

In March 2006, Vodafone Group held its inaugural Global Supplier Conference, attended by 30 of its largest suppliers, and hosted by Detlef Schultz, Global Supply Chain Management Director of Vodafone. Keynote presentations were provided by Arun Sarin, Chief Executive Officer of the Vodafone Group, Thomas Geitner, Chief Technology Officer, and Tim Miles, CEO of Vodafone UK.


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are expected to open flat to lower Wednesday, as rising oil prices and an uncertain outlook for interest rates continue to curb equities gains.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-cBrain's offer for Speed of Mind ApS expires without reply(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Genesis IT AB reports operating profit of SEK0.53m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Kungsleden Fastighets AB signs letter of intent on property deal(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Nordisk Bevakningstjanst AB receives 3-year contract from Connex Sverige AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Sky Communication in Sweden AB acquires FastTV.net AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-UPDATE:Tryggingamidstodin hf announces bid for NEMI Forsikring ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Pöyry's Forest Industry business group has been commissioned to provide engineering services for the rebuild of the recovery line at UPM-Kymmene Oyj's Kymi pulp mill at Kuusankoski, Finland. The total value of the assignment is about EUR 10 million.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Ericsson Mobile Platforms starts deliveries of U350 and U360 platforms(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Jaakko Poyry Group Oyj to provide engineering services to UPM-Kymmene(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-NCC commissioned to analyse building of new ELT(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Iceland financials move lower after higher-than-expected consumer price index numbers, raising the risk of inflation flaring up. Kaupthing (KAUP.IC) trades -1.7% at ISK773, Glitnir (GLB.IC) -0.6% at ISK17.20, Landsbanki (LAIS.IC) -1.3% at ISK23.60, while Straumur-Burdaras (STRB.IC) -1.2% at ISK16.80, and FL Group (FL.IC) -0.5% at ISK21.20. (LON)


 

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Head N.V. will be held on Wednesday, 24th May at 13:00 hours (local time) at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel, Schiphol Boulevard 101, 1118 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Details concerning the agenda, the right to attend, and how to exercise rights at the Annual General Meeting will be available on Tuesday 2nd May. The Annual General Meeting will not be open to members of the general public. Head N.V. files its annual report (form 20-F) for the year ended 31st December 2005 with the SEC on April 12th. The report will be available on the SEC's EDGAR database, or by visiting our website at www.head.com and downloading it from the investor relations web page. About Head Head NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Iceland's central bank chief warns of further rate hikes  report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Iceland's CPI up 1.1% in April(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Iceland's TM offers NOK887m for Norway's Nemi(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Awilco Offshore ASA places new drilling rig order with PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-BioInvent AB reports Q1 operating loss of SEK30.88m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Clas Ohlson AB reports 28% growth in March sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Sardus AB completes acquisition of Peigs Sandwich Bar AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Sigma AB renews framework agreement with IKANO Business Area Finance(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Skanska sells five properties to Fastighets AB Balder(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Stille AB raises SEK22.20m in directed share issue(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Stralfors AB reports Q1 operating result of of SEK27.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Tryggingamidstodin hf announces bid for NEMI Forsikring ASA(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

A RULE OF THUMB at car dealerships has been that for every four salesmen hired, one will stick. One of the nation's biggest dealership companies is trying to improve the odds -- by hiring more women.


 

"The U350 and U360 platforms are the smallest and most powerful 3.6 Mbps HSDPA solutions on the market today," says Jörgen Lantto, vice president and head of Strategic Product Management at Ericsson Mobile Platforms. "With our solution, handset manufacturers will be able to integrate HSDPA capabilities in mass-market mobile phones."


 

Ordinary General Meeting in ABG Sundal Collier ASA will be held on 27 April 2006 at 1400 hours (CET). Attached on www.newsweb.no you will find:


 

Please see the traffic statistics in the attached excel file.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) The rise in Iceland's consumer prices continued to accelerate in April, Statistics Iceland said on Wednesday.


 

US SUMMARY: Commodities Prices Spook Share Markets


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic insurance company Tryggingamidstodin (TM) has launced a NOK62.50 per share in cash bid for all the shares in Norwegian insurance firm Nemi, TM said in a statement on Wednesday.


 

Metso Panelboard will supply equipment for Pfleiderer MDF Sp.z.o.o.'s medium-density fiberboard line in Grajewo, Poland. The new MDF line is scheduled for start-up in mid 2007. The value of the order is EUR 20 million, and it is included in Metso Panelboard's first quarter orderbook.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Cargotech Corporation wins order for hatch covers(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Metso Panelboard to deliver equipment for fibreboard line in Poland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Spanair adds flight during Holy Week and summer season(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Standard & Poor's lowers rating on TDC A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Consafe Offshore AB secures contract extension for Safe Astoria(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-HL Display AB reports Q1 operating profit of SEK22m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Rieber & Son ASA sells sardine brand to Australia's Manassen Foods(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group and Gulf Navigation sign strategic partnership agreement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 12, 2006-SWECO wins contract to manage refurbishment of department store in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

According with IFRS 5 last year's actual is adjusted for discontinued operations in opposite to month and interim reports published during 2005.


 
Hitt og þetta
12. apríl 2006

TDC rated BB-

TDC's credit rating has been changed by Standard & Poor's on April 11, 2006. TDC's rating was lowered to "BB-" for its long term corporate credit with a Stable outlook from "BB" with negative outlook. TDC's new Senior Secured Facility (cf. TDC's Stock Exchange Release no. 17 of March 3, 2006) was assigned "BB-". TDC's senior unsecured long-term rating on the existing EMTN bonds was lowered to "B" from "BB" reflecting the downgrade of the corporate credit rating and the legal subordination of the debt versus the new Senior Secured Facility. TDC's short term credit rating is unchanged at "B".


 

HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/12/2006 -- First Atlantic Commerce Ltd (FAC), a leading eCommerce payment solutions provider, today announced it is looking to expand its network of referral companies across Europe and is offering multi-currency residual income streams for applicable approved merchants in EUROs, USD, and Pounds Sterling.


 

Incap Corporation's Annual General Meeting was held on 11 April 2006 in Oulu.


 

Leiden, The Netherlands/Berne, Switzerland, April 12, 2006 - Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext, NASDAQ: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: SW CRX) and Berna Biotech AG (Swiss Exchange: BBIN) announced today that Crucell holds more than 98% of all issued shares of Berna Biotech. Crucell has filed for the cancellation of the remaining minority held shares in exchange for the consideration offered in the public exchange offer. This step is in line with previous announcements and the goal of fully integrating the two companies. The procedure, which is governed by the Swiss Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading, is expected to last several months. Berna Biotech plans to have its shares delisted from the SWX Swiss Exchange upon completion of the cancellation procedure.


 

Further to its announcement of March 17, 2006, Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) today announced that it has closed the definitive agreements and related financing documents to acquire five newbuilding container vessels from third parties for a sum of approximately USD 280 million and to place the vessels on long-term charters to Horizon Lines, LLC, a subsidiary of Horizon Lines Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), which will guarantee the charters.


 

Please find attached the full version of the press release.


 

The Annual General Meeting of Kemira Oyj resolved that a dividend of EUR 0.36 per share be paid for the 2005 financial year. The record date for the dividend payout is 18 April 2006 and the dividend will be paid on 25 April 2006.


 

[Dow Jones] STOCKHOLM--Nordic stocks end mostly lower, weighed down by worries about the high oil prices. ICEX-15 is the exception, closing flat at 5737.37. OMXS30 ends -1.2% at 1046.21 and OMXC20 -0.8% at 400.84. In Helsinki, the downward trend is held back somewhat by Nokia, +3.8% after reporting better-than-expected 1Q ASP for its mobiles. The OMXH25 -0.2% at 2698.86 and the OBX -0.3% at 1339.69. Focus Wednesday is on Iceland's April CPI. (MKR)


 

Under the terms of the partnership, Gulf Navigation will acquire two 44,000 deadweight ton (dwt) parcel tankers from ShinA Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. of South Korea, under options formerly held by SNTG. Upon entering service in mid-2009, the ships will join the Stolt Tanker Joint Service (STJS) pool.


 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/11/2006 -- Hybrid Technologies Also To Unveil World's First EMISSIONS FREE HYBRID Production Smart Car At The New York International Auto Show


 

The members and the Chairman of the Board of Directors


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Aktia Savings Bank Plc sells 10% stake in Aktia Real Estate Mortgage Bank Plc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Low operating costs and increased payload capacity will be gained by the choice of Wärtsilä main and auxiliary engines for a new high-speed RoPax ferry between Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Ericsson signs frame contract with Kyivstar(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Kesko Corporation to open first Budget Sport store in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Nokia reports Q1 device average selling price(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Norwegian HICP up in February 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Swedish consumer prices up in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Wartsila Corporation delivers engines for Viking Line's new ferry(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-New orders for Swedish industry up in February 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Petrolia Drilling ASA confirms contract for Petrolia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Swedish economic activity up by 0.4% in February 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Swedish production down in February 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-BasWare Corporation reports 3-month operating profit of EUR1.3m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Comptel Corporation issues new estimate of Q1 2006 operating profit(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Eurotel Praha launches Nokia-provided HSDPA solution(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Jaakko Poyry Group Oyj wins contract in Greece(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Kesko Corporation reports sales up by 15.3% in January-March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Nokia and Linksys announce 'Go wireless at home' product bundle(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Stockmann reports sales up by 9.2% in March 2006(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Stora Enso Oyj prices bond offering(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Recovery is one thing, achieving sustainable growth is quite another.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Atea wins three-year IT infrastructure contract from the municipality of Botkyrka(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Intentia International AB wins Movex order from US apple growers' cooperative Tree Top(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-ITAB Shop Concept AB acquires UK company City Group(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

By Brooks Barnes and Brian Steinberg


 

IN THE END, the surrender was unconditional. The French government gave in completely to protesters' demands to scrap the CPE youth employment contract. There will be no more efforts at labor reform before the next election, in April 2007.


 

TOKYO (Dow Jones)--General Motors Corp. (GM) has decided to allocate its 7.9% stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd. (7202.TO) to Mitsubishi Corp. (8058.TO), Itochu Corp. (8001.TO), and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Kyodo News reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.


 

Orlando, Fla. And Stockholm, Sweden, April 11, 2006 - Intentia, a global enterprise solutions provider for the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance industries, announced today that Tree Top Inc. recently licensed a comprehensive set of Movex software solutions.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Glitnir Bank is expecting that inflation in Iceland will accelerate to 5.1% in April from 4.5% in March, the bank said in a research note on Tuesday.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Avanza posts Q1 pre-tax profit of SEK76.1m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Biacore AB reports 19% growth in Q1 sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Daydream Software AB to launch online gaming in Ukraine(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Digital Vision AB and Bright Systems Inc sign cooperation agreement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Haldex wins additional order for all-wheel drive platform(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Inmeta Licensing AS and NetConnect Systems AS sign cooperation agreement(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Locum AB sells Maria Hospital property to Stockholmshem(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-NCC wins SEK156m residential project in Staffanstorp(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Teleca AB acquires Russian consulting company Telma(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Tetra Pak acquires US company Carlisle Process Systems Inc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Wartsila Corporation wins EUR100m power contract in California(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

[Dow Jones] Threats by the Icelandic Central Bank Governor David Oddsson to push rates as far as 16% from 11.5% now may be designed to support ISK as well as reduce inflation.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) David Oddsson, the head of Iceland's central bank, said in an interview with FT Deutschland that interest rates could continue to rise to crub inflation and the depreciation of the ISK.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Elekta AB wins order for 3D brain mapping equipment(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-ITAB Shop Concept AB secures contract from NorgesGruppen Convenience AS in Norway(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Marel hf acquires UK companies AEW Thurne and Delford Sortaweigh(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Ramboll Finland Oy acquires Paavo Ristola Consulting Engineers Ltd(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Scanfil Oyj to discontinue manufacturing operations in Oulu(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Seco Tools AB to close carbide manufacturing unit in the US(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Telenor ASA signs 4-year framework agreement with Norsk Helsenett AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Terraplay Systems AB raises SEK25m in financing round(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Tunturi Oy Ltd to cut 49 jobs - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-UPM-Kymmene Corporation decreases production at two sawmills in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 11, 2006-Wedins Skor & Accessoarer AB posts 6-month operating loss of SEK17.0m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Stock Exchange requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States:


 

At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY), the AGM resolved to approve the proposals by the Nomination Committee and the Board of Directors.


 

Today Wärtsilä was selected to supply a gas power plant in Humboldt Bay, California for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), one of the largest gas and electric utilities in the United States. The value of the project is more than EUR 100 million.


 

PITTSBURGH (AP)--Alcoa Inc. (AA), the world's largest aluminum producer, said Monday that it has formed a $95 million joint venture with Chinese engraving company Shanxi Yuncheng Engraving Group.


 

ROME (AP) -- Romano Prodi's center-left coalition looked set to beat Premier Silvio Berlusconi's conservative forces in parliamentary elections, exit polls indicated Monday, but initial projections showed the race very tight in the Senate.


 

TrygVesta has appointed Jens Stener head of the Health Care and Pensions unit. Stener previously held a position with the DaimlerChrysler Group


 

NEW YORK, April 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sustainable development will steadily advance over the next 10 years, with six major trends influencing industry world-wide, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers' report, "Corporate Responsibility: Strategy, Management and Value." The challenge of creating strategies that meet immediate needs without sacrificing the needs of future generations will be driven by the growing influence of: global market forces; revisions in corporate governance; high speed innovation; large scale globalisation; evolving societal requirements and communication, the report says.


 

[Dow Jones] STOCKHOLM--Nordic stocks end mixed, Stockholm and Oslo close up on strong oil and mining stocks. OMXS30 +0.3% at 1059.14 led by Ericsson which gets Scandinavian HSDPA contract. Securitas +2% on talk PE firm is interested in its cash-handling unit. OBX +1.4% on rising oil price.


 

LONDON (Dow Jones)--EasyJet PLC (EZJ.LN) Monday said Deutsche Bank AG (DB) and its subsidiaries now have a 7.55% stake in the U.K. budget airline.


 

BILTHOVEN, The Netherlands - April 10, 2006 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) will report operating results for the first quarter, ended March 31, 2006, on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at approximately 12:00 noon US Eastern Time (18:00 Continental European time). ASM International will host an investor conference call and web cast on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. US Eastern time (15:00 Continental European time). The teleconference dial-in numbers are as follows: United States - +1 800.299.6183 International - +1 617.801.9713 The participant pass code is 126 83 320 A simultaneous audio web cast will be accessible at www.asm.com. The teleconference will be available for replay, beginning one hour after completion of the live broadcast through May 11, 2006. The replay dial-in numbers are: United States - +1 888.286.8010 International - + 1 617.801.6888 The participant pass code is 360 33 183


 

"We are delighted to have been able to secure the services of Lars Nyberg on the CashGuard Board. In view of the current phase of the company's development, Lars Nyberg's solid experience and considerable know-how concerning products and services with a high-tech content will be extremely valuable," says Christer Zetterberg, Chairman of the Nomination Committee.


 

BUFFALO, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/2006 -- IP.com, the world's leading repository for defensive publications and one of the most important prior art search destinations for worldwide patent examiners, today announced the availability of its U.S. patent application discussion service -- Patent Debate (www.PatentDebate.com).


 

Marel hf announces the acquisition of UK based AEW Thurne (AEW) and Delford Sortaweigh (Delford) from the AEW Delford Group Ltd. This is Marel's first strategic move to implement its new target of becoming a leading global manufacturer of food processing equipment, and to triple annual revenues over the next 3 to 5 years. AEW Thurne and Delford Sortaweigh will be operated under the name AEW Delford Systems Ltd., after the acquisition.


 

Espoo, Finland - A leading Czech mobile operator, Eurotel Praha, spol. s.r.o. has launched the first High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network in the Czech Republic. The solution, provided by Nokia, allows Eurotel, an affiliate of Telefónica and O2, to operate its network more cost-efficiently and offer faster mobile data services to its customers.


 

Hamilton, Bermuda, April 10, 2006


 

Airline Industry Information-April 10, 2006-SAS Braathens cabin crew get new contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The Acquisition is expected to close no later than April 12th, 2006.


 

The Nomination Committee in Hakon Invest proposes the re-election of Board members Lars Otterbeck, Cecilia Daun Wennborg, Anders Fredriksson, Jan-Olle Folkesson, Olle Nyberg and Jan Olofsson as well as the new election of Thomas Strindeborn. Stig Lundström has announced that he declines re-election. The Nomination Committee proposes that Lars Otterbeck be re-elected Chairman. More detailed information about the Board members is provided at www.hakoninvest.se. It is proposed that fees to the Board of Directors be unchanged and amount to SEK 1,800,000, of which SEK 500,000 to the Board Chairman, SEK 300,000 to the Vice Chairman and SEK 200,000 to the other members. Moreover, an additional SEK 200,000 is proposes to be distributed for committee work. The Board proposes that the basic principles for remuneration and employment terms for senior executives be adopted. It is also proposed that certain key personnel shall be included in the Board's proposal for an incentive program for senior executives and be able to acquire call options in the company. A dividend of SEK 4.50 per common share is proposed. The complete notification is provided on the Group's website www.hakoninvest.se and attached to this press release. Documentation for certain decision points will be published on the website not later than April 25.


 

AMERICAN MARKETS OUTLOOK: U.S. stock markets are called to open flat Monday, according to Angus Campbell at Finspreads. As the U.S. earnings season gets underway with Alcoa reporting, he says, "investors will want to see whether the Fed's interest rate policy is having any effect on U.S. corporations' earnings." He adds, "if there is any hint of this and data continues to show a healthy economic backdrop then concerns over further rate hikes may grip the market over the coming weeks."


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Ericsson implements HSDPA technology for 3 Scandinavia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Golar LNG to acquire 23m shares in Australia's LNGL(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-HiQ International AB to develop system for management of horse breeding and trotting in Finland(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Lannen Tehtaat sets out plans for ethanol production(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-New entertainment portal for Bredbandsbolaget developed by Framfab|Paregos(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) has been selected to upgrade 3 Scandinavia's 3G/WCDMA networks with HSDPA. The upgrade will boost 3's mobile broadband offering, delivering a download speed of up to 3.6 Mbps and pioneer the HSDPA technology in Scandinavia. Ericsson will deliver commercial HSDPA hardware, software and implementation services. Deliveries have already begun, with a scheduled commercial launch in selected Swedish and Danish cities in the coming months.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Avion Group acquires Kosmar Villa Holidays Plc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-PARKEN Sports and Entertainment A/S acquires Fitness.dk A/S(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Sinebrychoff signs cooperation agreement with Foster's Australia(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Soder Aviation files for bankruptcy - report(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-SWECO signs cooperation agreement with Russian company AO Energoperspektiva(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-UPM-Kymmene Corporation divests French plywood mill(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Reykjavik (IFN) UK-based charter airline Excel Airways has signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of UK tour operator Kosmar Villa Holidays Plc, Icelandic parent company Avion Group said in a statement on Monday.


 

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/06 -- Sky Petroleum, Inc. (OTC BB: SKPI), an oil and gas exploration company, is pleased to announce that on April 6, 2006, Richard R. Wolfe, CFA of Dutton Associates, reiterated his Buy rating and raised his target price to $3.90.


 

The Board of Golar LNG Limited is pleased to announce that the company has signed an Equity Subscription Agreement with Liquefied Natural Gas Limited ("LNGL") to subscribe for 23 million shares at A$0.50 cents. Of the 23,000,000 shares, 13,950,000 are unconditional and 9,050,000 subject to Liquefied Natural Gas Limited shareholder approval. It is expected that Golar LNG will ultimately hold 19.83% of the issued capital and will become LNGL's largest shareholder. Golar have appointed their CEO Mr Gary Smith to LNGL's Board of Directors.


 

Reykjavik (IFN) Icelandic food processing solutions company Marel has agreed to acquire UK-based food equipment manufacturers AEW Thurne and Delford Sortaweigh, Marel said on Monday.


 

Wiesbaden, 10 April 2006 - The technology group Linde has received an order from Ruhr Oel GmbH for the turn-key installation of five new cracking furnaces for an ethylene plant at the company's Gelsenkirchen-Scholven site. The total order value is approximately 130 million euros. Ruhr Oel GmbH is a joint venture between Deutsche BP AG and Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the Venezuelan state oil company.


 

Orlando, Fla. and Stockholm, Sweden, April 10, 2006 - Intentia today unveiled plans for Movex3, a third generation of its Movex enterprise software designed to help mid-sized companies adopt more flexible business processes. The key drivers for Movex3 will be deeper, industry-specific functionality, simplified interoperability with other systems and business partners, and a richer, more natural user experience designed to encourage innovation, not just mechanical efficiency.


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Finnair reports 6.3% increase in March passenger numbers(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Finnlines Plc issues profit warning(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-IM Skaugen ASA posts Q1 pre-tax profit of USD6.87m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-JC AB reports 11.5% increase in March sales(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Pan Fish ASA increases holding in Fjord Seafood ASA to 57.7%(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

The I.M. Skaugen Group (IMSK) today reported satisfactory first quarter results.


 

Vaisala's CFO Tapio Engström will start in his new role as the Chief Financial Officer of Aspocomp Group Plc on July 1, 2006. M.Sc.(Eng) Jouni Lintunen (35 yrs) has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer of Vaisala beginning July 1, 2006.


 

April 10, 2006, OSLO, NORWAY - Petroleum Geo-Services ASA ("PGS" or the "Company") (OSE and NYSE: PGS) announced today that in connection with its previously announced proposed demerger it has filed an extended stock exchange release in the form of a Shareholder Information Statement with the Oslo Stock Exchange.


 

As part of the existing share buy-back program Yara has bought back approximately 7.5 million shares. The Norwegian State has committed itself to participate on a pro-rata basis, so that the State's ownership remains constant at 36.21%. This will be implemented by the redemption of approximately 4.3 million shares today owned by the Norwegian State. The price for the 4.3 million shares will be equal to the average price paid for the 7.5 million shares bought back in the market with the addition of interest. After the cancellation/redemption of in total approximately 11.8 million shares, total issued shares in Yara will amount to 303.0 million shares.


 

New York and Lugano Switzerland: Monday 10 April 2006 Brainpower N.V., (Deutsche Börse Prime Standard - "BPW"), European provider of decision-support solutions for investment management professionals announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Bloomberg L. P., the leading provider of data, analytics and news to the global financial markets.


 

OSNABRUECK, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/06 -- I.E.S., a German International scientific research company in the field of environmental technologies, today announced that it has succeeded in developing an ecological technology that can produce unlimited amounts of electricity by using just the permanently available heat from the ambient temperature of the air. A team of 30 scientists worked intensively on this project.


 

Schiphol, 10 April 2006 - Royal Numico N.V. today published its 2005 Annual Report in English and Dutch. The report is available in print and online at http://www.numico.com/nl/main/Investor+ Relations/Aandeelhouder/AVA/.


 

US SUMMARY: Stocks May Lose Some Sizzle


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-ASSA ABLOY AB acquires Canadian steel doors manufacturer Baron Metal Industries Inc(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Karolin Machine Tool AB acquires US company Aqua-Dyne(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-ODIM ASA secures NOK70m contract from GC Rieber Shipping AS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Visma ASA reports Q1 operating result of NOK60m(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-WM-data AB wins 5-year personnel and payroll management system contract(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

THE TINY NATION of Iceland, trying to stave off a financial meltdown, is emerging as a symbol of the forces reshaping Wall Street and financial markets world-wide.


 

SOLANA BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/06 -- Barnabus Energy, Inc. (OTC BB: BBSE) (ISIN: US06769P2011 / WKN: A0D8Y7), currently doing business as Open Energy Corporation subject to a pending name change, is pleased to announced that Renewable Technologies, Inc. ("RTI") of California, a leading solar energy integration company, has placed a significant order valued at one million dollars.


 

* Business with Industrial and Gourmet customers driving overall growth * Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 10.8% to CHF 177.0 million * Net profit (PAT) up 11.3% to CHF 112.7 million * Restructuring of European consumer business progressing as planned * Three-year financial targets confirmed


 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/10/2006 -- Hybrid Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: HYBT) www.hybridtechnologies.com, emerging leaders in the development and marketing of lithium powered products worldwide, would like to provide the following market update:


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-BioGaia AB signs Reuteri distribution agreement in France(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Brady Corporation acquires Tradex Converting AB(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-cBrain makes bid for Speed of Mind ApS(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-NCC receives harbour modernisation contract in Norway(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Skanska wins UK's largest hospital assignment(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Statoil ASA awards Mokster Safety letter of intent for two standby vessels(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

MILAN (Dow Jones)--Italians began voting Sunday in a national election likely to produce a new government that will hew to tighter budgetary policies after five years of fiscal laxity failed to produce economic growth.


 

ROME (AP)--Italians began voting Sunday in parliamentary elections pitting media mogul and conservative Premier Silvio Berlusconi against center-left leader Romano Prodi in what has been a close race.


 

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--After a decade of building a genetic database for drug development that now includes about half the adult population of Iceland, deCode Genetics Inc. (DCGN) is expected to soon obtain approval for a late-stage trial of a drug aimed at preventing heart attacks.


 

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/07/2006 -- Triton Resources, Inc. (OTC BB: TRCS) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a 100% interest in Skyflyer Technology GmbH ("Skyflyer"). Skyflyer is a company based in Wegberg, Germany engaged in the development and commercialization of a one-person recreational flying device.


 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/07/2006 -- Mr. Larry W. Reaugh, President & CEO, Adanac Moly Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AUA)(FWB:A9N) ("Adanac"), is pleased to report successful completion of the feasibility for its Ruby Creek Molybdenum Project located near Atlin, B.C.


 

Berlin - On April 7, 2006, the Supervisory Board of design hotels AG has approved the annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements for the business year 2005.


 

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/07/2006 -- CanWest Petroleum Corporation (OTC BB: CWPC) and Oilsands Quest Inc. announce that a review of preliminary results of the Firebag East exploration coring program in northwest Saskatchewan by the Company's independent geologic consultants, will result in the bitumen resources being classified as "Discovered Resources". This classification means that the resources on exploration permits in the area known as Firebag East are recognized as being from known accumulations.


 

On Friday 7 April 2006 at 16.00 hours, FLSmidth & Co. A/S held its Annual General Meeting at Radisson SAS Falconer Center, Frederiksberg with the following agenda:


 

STOCKHOLM--Nordic stocks end week mostly in negative territory. Paper companies pressure the OMXS30, -0.5% at 1055.71, and the OMXH25, -0.5% at 2703.54.


 

Welcome to the FLSmidth & Co. Annual General Meeting. It is a great pleasure to see so many of our shareholders in attendance.


 


 

Oslo, Norway, April 7, 2006.


 

Airline Industry Information-April 7, 2006-Icelandair launches flights from Manchester(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Airline Industry Information-April 7, 2006-SAS Braathens resumes talks with union(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com


 

Düsseldorf, 07/04/2006 - On 30 March 2005 Wapme Systems AG presented its new strategic alignment at an extraordinary general meeting. With this, the company was heeding its obligation to report the loss of half of its share capital in accordance with § 92 para. 1 AktG (companies act). At the same time, the Board also presented a positive outlook for 2006.


 

TOMRA today publishes an electronic version of the 2005 annual report. A pdf-version of the report is enclosed in this announcement and will also be made available on TOMRA's web page (under "Investor Relations", "Reports and Presentations" on www.tomra.com), on Oslo Børs (www.newsweb.no) and on Hugin Online (www.huginonline.no).