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TeleChoice will acquire 200,000 Planet Shares (representing 40% of Planet's issued capital) from Planet's existing shareholders for $1.12M. The acquisition is targeted for completion by 31 August 2005, subject to final due diligence and other customary closing conditions.
Subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions (including there being no material adverse change in Planet's business prospects and operating environment, and no breach of warranties under the investment agreement), TeleChoice will acquire an additional 30% stake in Planet, for $0.84M, by 31 January 2006.
Planet has an estimated net profit after tax of $1.2M and net book value of $1.3M as of 30 June 2005.
TeleChoice International Limited is a leading regional provider of mobile telecommunications equipment and solutions. [+]
Noble Group Limited has appointed Ricardo Leiman as its new chief operating officer.
With 18 years experience in international merchandising, logistics and risk management of a wide range of raw materials, the Brazilian-Dutch executive will take charge of day-to-day operations at a fast-growing company that now has more than 70 offices in 42 countries and serves 3,500 corporate customers around the globe.
Before joining Noble, Leiman, 39, was COO of the agriculture division of Louis Dreyfus Corporation in London, a multi-billion-a-year global commodity company founded in 1833. There, he engineered a turnaround in the company's international commodity business and transformed Asia from just a marketing hub to a profit center.
Noble Group Limited is a market leader in managing the global supply chain of agricultural, industrial and energy products. [+]
Wholly-owned subsidiary Angel Zone Development Group Limited has entered into an Agreement with Mr. Li Jie Yi and Ms. Zhang Ning Jun, as the vendors, for the acquisition of the equity interest owned by the Vendors, totalling 100%, in Shenzhen Liancheng Medicine Company Limited.
Lian Cheng is a limited liability company established in the People's Republic of China. It is engaged in the business of distribution of pharmaceutical products in the PRC and possesses an import/export licence.
The total purchase consideration for the Transaction is RMB45,000,000.
C & O Pharmaceutical is engaged in the research & development, marketing, selling and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in the PRC. [+]
• Revenue climbed to a record high of $1.9 billion from $1.2 billion in FY2004.
• EPS rose 39.8% to 16.40 cents from 11.73 cents for FY2004.
• Group proposes final dividend of 3 cents and bonus issue of one share for every ten shares held.
Jurong Technologies began providing Electronics Manufacturing Services to local as well as overseas electronics Original Equipment Manufacturers in 1988, and has today become a name synonymous with top quality and innovative solutions. [+]
• Strong growth momentum sustained.
• Moves into higher value-added oilfield service.
• Optimistic of business opportunities outside China.
China Petrotech Holdings Limited is a leading technology-based oilfield services provider operating mainly in China. [+]
Asia Water Technology Ltd. reported a 61.3% surge in net profit to RMB43.9 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2005, from RMB27.2 million in FY2004.
As at 31 December 2005, the Group increased shareholders' equity to RMB117.5 million from RMB60.9 million as at 31 December 2004. Based on a weighted-average share capital of 127.3 million shares, the Group achieved an EPS of 30.98 RMB Cents in FY2005 as compared to 24.88 RMB Cents in the previous year. Net assets per ordinary share increased to 88.32 RMB Cents as at 31 December 2005, up 45.0% from 60.93 RMB Cents in FY2004.
The Directors have proposed a final dividend of 1.2 Singapore cents per ordinary share.
Asia Water Technology Ltd. is a Singapore company engaged in the procurement of equipment, design, installation and commissioning of water purification treatment systems. [+]
Swissco International Limited reported a 222% jump in net profit to $12.5 million for the year ended 31 December 2005.
This was achieved through a $9.4 million gain from the disposal of vessels and a $2.0 million contribution from associated companies. Robust demand for vessels in the used tonnage market provided the Group with the opportunity to upgrade and reconfigure its fleet.
Turnover from the Group's two core businesses of marine logistics support services and ship repair and maintenance, rose 62.8% to $13.9 million in FY2005, boosted by higher income from the chartering of offshore vessels and ship repair services.
The board of directors of Swissco has recommended a cash maiden dividend of 1 cent per ordinary share.
Swissco is one of the leading operators of a young and modern fleet of offshore supply vessels, providing marine services to the shipping and offshore oil and gas industries. [+]
Reyoung revenue rose 7.97% to RMB580.9 million in FY2005. Revenue generated from the pharmaceutical business increased by approximately RMB25.0 million, or 5.9% in FY2005 as compared to FY2004. At the same time, the Group saw growth in its personal hygiene business which recorded a revenue increase of RMB17.9 million, or 16.1% to RMB129.2 million in FY2005, from RMB111.3 million in FY2004.
Net profit attributable to shareholders grew by 33.3% in FY05, to RMB74.7 million, with a net profit margin of 12.9%, compared to 10.4% in FY2004. This is attributable to the tax exemption status for the Company's three subsidiaries, Shandong Reyoung, Shandong Yimoo and Shanghai Yimoo.
Reyoung is one of the leading manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical and personal hygiene products in China. [+]
• Revenue, gross profit and net profit up 28%, 35% and 38% respectively.
• Growth driven by overall increases in sales volumes, average selling prices and shift to higher-value modified starch products.
• New modified starch products gained market acceptance, adding 7.4% to revenue for the nine months ended 31 December 2005.
China Essence is a leading integrated producer of potato starch and potato starch-based products such as vermicelli, starch strips and five-grain noodles in the PRC. [+]
China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd reports a return to profitability after the loss-making 2004. Net profits for the year to 31 December 2005 were S$12.67 million, compared with losses of S$864.96 million the year before.
The Company's strategic investments contributed strongly to profitability. CAO's 33%-held Pudong Airport fuel-supply associate contributed S$46.22 million (2004: S$46.92 million), while the Company's 5% stake in Compania Logistica de Hidrocarburos gave it S$10.97 million in dividends (2004: S$9.46 million).
China Aviation Oil (S) Corp Ltd is a Singapore-headquartered, multinational investment and oil infrastructure company. [+]
Semitech will sell three wholly-owned subsidiaries, Semitech Mobility Solutions Pte Ltd, Semitech Electronics (HK) Limited and SEM Technology Sdn Bhd, to ACCS for a total consideration of S$7.5 million. The consideration will be satisfied in full by the allotment and issue of 65,331,010 shares in ACCS at an issue price of S$0.1148 for each ACCS share to Semitech.
The three subsidiaries operate Semitech's AMS business in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
When completed, Semitech will have a 6.37 per cent stake in ACCS' enlarged shareholding of 1,026,301,485 shares, after issuance of the consideration shares.
Semitech is an engineering-based group providing solutions for the electronics industry, with focus on the hard disk drive, gaming, medical devices, semiconductor, industrial and communication sectors. [+]
Associate Asia Network Technologies have decided to seek a listing of its fibre optic network on the Alternative Investment Market in London.
ANT, through its subsidiary, BVI-listed Guide TV Ltd, on 28 February entered into a non-binding Heads of Agreement with Global Voice plc [GV plc], an Irish-based shell company unrelated to SGX-listed Global Voice Network. It will sell the rights of use of the fibre optic network in perpetuity to GV plc for £60 million, to be satisfied by 300 million new GV plc shares at 20 pence each to shareholders of Guide TV.
Upon completion of the transaction, GV plc will be renamed Sun NetTv Networks plc, and SBN will get approximately 60 million SNN shares valued at about £12 million.
SBN is evolving into an integrated multi-media distribution and marketing group with a strong China focus. [+]
• Revenue crosses billion-Renminbi mark to record RMB1.017 billion.
• Net profit leaps 63.2% to RMB 72.6 million.
• Proposes maiden dividend payout at 4.1 RMB cents per ordinary share, totaling RMB 14.76 million, or 20.3% of net profit.
Luzhou is one of the leading producers of corn sweeteners in the PRC. [+]
FY2005 Results Highlights:
• Combined Revenue for University Distance Learning grew by 27%.
• Strong demand for distance learning in China.
• Net profit for the Group before accounting adjustments and minority interest grew by 16.6%.
ChinaCast provides satellite-based broadband IT and telecom solutions to educational institutions, government agencies, Fortune 500 enterprises and multinational companies throughout the PRC and is PRC's leading satellite distance learning services group. [+]
FerroChina Limited is proposing to raise up to S$84 million through an issue of up to 120 million Redeemable Cumulative Convertible Preference shares to fund its acquisition of a 35.45% stake in a PRC steel processor.
The Company had announced in January that it had entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with a number of private parties to acquire approximately 35.45% stake in Superb Team Ltd for US$30.24 million.
Superb Team wholly owns Changshu Everbright Material Technology Co., Ltd which is engaged in the business of manufacturing of thin gauge galvanized steel coils in Changshu City, in Jiangsu Province, the same city as FerroChina.
FerroChina is a manufacturer of heavy gauge galvanised steel coils, with zinc concentration layers. [+]
• Generated strong operating cash flow of S$24.2 M in FY05, with solid cash balances of S$44.6 M as at end-FY05.
• Proposed final dividend of 0.5 cents per share and a special dividend of 2.0 cents per share for FY05.
• Telecommunications Services re-positioned to offer integrated suite of Voice and Data services, and to leverage on combined operating efficiencies.
• Continued focus on strengthening high growth, high margin Telecommunications Services and Network Engineering Services.
TeleChoice International Limited is a regional diversified provider and enabler of innovative communications. [+]
• FY2005 net profit rises 24.8% to hit RMB 89.6 million on strong demand of core products Lutingnuo, Nuosen and Maitongna.
• Net profit growth outpaces growth of revenue which rose 9.2% to RMB 344.4 million.
• Domestic distribution up 33% to cover 2.000 hospitals across China.
• Proposes first and final dividend of 0.5 US cent per share.
AsiaPharm Group Ltd is a leading specialty pharmaceutical group in China, focused on researching, developing, producing and distributing natural and chemical drugs. [+]
• Group Turnover increased by 68.6% to S$639.1 million from FY 2004 reflecting record performances by its two subsidiaries, MPT and MSF.
• Group Net Profit attributable to shareholders rose 186.2% to S$54.2 million, including exceptional gains of S$25.2 million.
• MPT's net profit increased by 67.2% to S$20.9 million on a turnover of S$391.7 million with shipment of 306.3 million suspension assemblies.
• MSF's net profit improved by 37.7% to S$8.4 million on a turnover of S$247.4 million.
• Board of Directors proposed dividend of 1 cent per share.
MIL manufactures Hard Disk Drive suspension assemblies under Magnecomp Precision Technology Public Company Limited for major hard disk drive manufacturers and performs precision stamping, commercial tooling and die, and assembly in Mansfield Manufacturing Company Limited for a variety of customers worldwide. [+]
• registered second consecutive quarterly profit.
• turnaround with full year profit.
• 26.7 % year on year quarterly revenue growth.
• 45.7% gross margin in 4th quarter '05.
Oculus Limited is focused on the innovation, manufacture and marketing of color lenses. [+]
• Smooth integration of commercial operation of 2nd production line boosted sales volume.
• Net profit of RMB 159.2 million before IPO expenses of RMB13.1 million.
• Recent acquisition of stake in Everbright will enhance earnings.
FerroChina is a manufacturer of heavy gauge galvanised steel coils, with zinc concentration layers. [+]
Sinomem Technology has reported net profit of S$23.9 millions for FY 2005, up 11% on the back of 56% growth in revenue.
Revenue for the year was up 56% to S$81.4 million, mainly due to the revenue contribution from gibberellins manufacturing and strong demand for membrane-based purification/separation solutions in PRC market.
Sinomem Technology provides integrated process and engineering solutions for separation, purification and cleaner production purposes for their customers in diverse industries through the use of its proprietary advanced membrane technology. [+]
Biosensors International Group, Ltd. EAGLE study involving its Axxion™ drug-eluting stent achieved the primary endpoint set for the study, and that the data showed 0% MACE at 30 days.
The results of this study were presented in a scientific symposium organised in conjunction with the Singapore LIVE 2006 convention, by Prof. Thomas Ischinger of Munich-Bogenhausen State Hospital, Germany in a well-attended function room at Suntec City last evening. The Singapore LIVE 2006 convention is an annual event organized by the Singapore National Heart Centre and is attended by international cardiologists including leading cardiologists from Asia and Europe.
Biosensors develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices used in interventional cardiology and critical care procedures. [+]
• China Paper's turnover rose 8.4% to RMB 686.4 million in FY2005 compared to RMB 633.4 million achieved in FY2004.
• The Group achieved an impressive gross profit of RMB 195.1 million, a jump of 23.3% compared to gross profits in FY2004.
• Stronger margins are in tandem with positive product mix arising from increase sales of higher margin paper products such as newsprint and printing paper.
China Paper has a vertically integrated paper manufacturing operation equipped with in-house production facilities for the manufacture of wheat pulp, paper products and paper chemical products. [+]
Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited announced net profit growth of 37.9% from S$5.9 million to $8.1 million. Group turnover rose by 13% to $127.9 million, from $113.3 million previously. Earnings per share climbed by 34.5% from 1.19 cents to 1.60 cents.
The Board of Directors has proposed a record dividend payout of 1 cent per share - 0.3 cents being the company's first and final dividend and 0.7 cents being this year's special dividend - equivalent to 62% of net profit after tax. This is an increase of 25% over last year dividend payout.
Armstrong Industrial Corporation is a leading precision engineering specialist in the manufacture and supply of foam and rubber mechanical components. [+]
BreadTalk Group Limited reported a full-year net profit of $1.2 million for the year ended 31 December 2005, reversing a net loss of $31,000 registered in FY2004.
This was achieved on the back of a broad-based 89.9% rise in Group revenue to $95.3 million boosted by the full-year contribution from the food court operation of the recently-acquired Topwin group, increased bakery sales in China, and higher revenue from Din Tai Fung restaurants. In addition, the Group signed five new franchises in Hong Kong, India, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Nanjing, whilst its franchisees in Indonesia, Philippines, Kuwait, Malaysia and Hong Kong added 15 franchised outlets.
BreadTalk has become a distinctive Singapore brand that has gained international appeal. Renowned for the way it has revolutionised the culture of bread consumption with its visually appealing, aromatic and unique-tasting products, the Group owns and operates 24 bakery outlets in Singapore, as well as 11 outlets in Shanghai, five in Beijing and one in Thailand. [+]
90%-owned subsidiary, Boustead International Heaters, has been awarded two contracts totalling S$27 million. One of the contracts, valued at S$25 million is the largest single contract secured by BIH to date. The contracts are expected to be substantially completed within the next financial year ending 31 March 2007.
The new contracts are:
• S$25 million contract to design and supply three process heaters for a large gas processing facility in Western Africa.
• A S$2 million contract to design and supply regeneration gas heaters for a large gas processing facility in the Middle East.
The S$25 million contract in Western Africa was secured against formidable global competition. Increasingly, the buoyant oil & gas / petrochemical industries have spurred growing investments in downstream oil refineries and gas processing facilities.
Boustead Singapore is a progressive global Engineering Services & Geo-Spatial Technology Group with transnational operations. [+]
Dr. Shew brings with him 15 years of experience and will oversee new business opportunities in the area of security and strategic collaboration, including Mergers & Acquisitions and will report to the CEO.
Dr. Shew was Assistant Director of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, where he was responsible for promoting infocomm security in the industry and IT security evaluation standards.
Trek 2000 International Ltd, an industry leader, innovator and patent owner of the ThumbDrive® (i.e. USB flash Drive) offers state-of-the-art design solutions ranging from portable storage devices, Digital technology, wireless, and encryption to sophisticated Enterprise solutions all catering to the fast changing digital industry. [+]
• Substrates division achieves 81.2% increase in revenue and 230.5% increase in operating profit.
• Good performance marks the 4th consecutive year of profitability.
• Outlook for Group promising as the semiconductor industry continues to grow.
• Proposes Tax-Exempt Final Dividend of 0.5 Singapore cent per share.
AEM-Evertech Holdings Ltd designs and manufactures equipment, precision engineering products, chemicals and substrates for the microelectronic industry and provides engineering materials and services as well to the industry. [+]
Biosensors International Group, Ltd. once again received positive attention at the Singapore LIVE convention, which was held from 27th February to 1st March of this year.
Apart from active discussions at scientific forums that involved its unique DES technology, both of Biosensors' DES - Axxion™ and BioMatrix™ - were implanted in patients in "live" procedures that were transmitted via satellite to and watched by participating cardiologists at the Suntec Convention Centre where the event was held.
Sing Live is an annual convention organised by
the Singapore National Heart Centre and attended by international cardiologists including
leading cardiologists from Asia and Europe.
Biosensors develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices used in interventional cardiology and critical care procedures. [+]
Petra Foods Limited concluded discussions with Nestle Philippines' Inc and signed an agreement to manufacture and distribute Nestle branded confectionery products in the Philippines.
The Philippines is the second largest confectionery market in the ASEAN region and this Agreement will further strengthen Petra Foods plans to become a significant chocolate confectionery player in the Philippines.
According to industry statistics, chocolate confectionery sales in the Philippines was valued at US$239 million in 2004.
Petra Food Limited and its subsidiaries is one of the world's major manufacturers and suppliers for cocoa ingredients, namely cocoa powder, cocoa butter and cocoa liquor. [+]
"..We have been exploring a front-end integration platform for our distribution services business for some time and our acquisition of Planet is a strategic fit. Going forward, TeleChoice will continue to explore new business opportunities by acquiring synergistic and profitable businesses that can complement and add-value to our businesses, introducing new product and service offerings and to expand into the regional markets..."
Mr Clive Lim
President and Executive Director
TeleChoice International Limited
China Petrotech Holdings Limited is a leading provider of technological solutions, specialized equipment and services for the upstream activities of the China oil and gas industry, with a focus on the exploration (onshore and offshore), development and production of oil and gas.
It was founded by a group of experienced geologists and research engineers well versed with the technological challenges faced by the China oil and gas industry. Since the establishment in August 2001, the Group has leveraged on its strong R&D capabilities, collaborating development with local and foreign technology partners and understanding of the China oil and gas industry to develop many software solutions for its customers.
The software solutions that the Group has developed assist its customers in their daily operation from basic collection of well logging data and information on exploration activities, to analysis of the exploration data, preparation of well completion reports to estimation of oil reserves and well design and drilling control.
The Group provides a strong after-sales support service to its customers with a policy of responding to customers' requests for on-site consultation within 24 hours in any location within China.
Major customers of the Group include PetroChina Group, the Sinopec Group and the CNOOC Group which are the leading oil and gas companies in China. These oil majors have adopted the Cenozoic Logging Data Organisation System as their standard software for gathering and sorting logging data, a testament to the technical capability of the Group.
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