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ESI Declares Quarterly Dividend

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESIO), a leading supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share. The dividend is payable September 12, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September ...


TMX Group CEO Plans to Exercise Options and Sell Common Shares

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - TMX Group Limited announced today that Tom Kloet, Chief Executive Officer, intends to exercise stock options and sell common shares for tax-planning purposes, subject to market conditions. As reported in TMX Group's management information circular dated April 11, 2014, Mr. Kloet has a share ownership requirement of three times his base salary, which he will ...


Mobile Internet Will Continue to Drive Mobile Revenues, Contributing to 31% of Global Service Revenue in 1Q 2014, According to ABI Research

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In 1Q 2014, the worldwide mobile service revenue increased 0.58% year-on-year (YoY) to US$264 billion according to ABI Research, and the aggregate service revenue for 2014 will grow 2.9% YoY to US$1.01 trillion, mainly driven by the robust growth of the mobile Internet market. Proliferating mobile data subscriptions and enhanced network capacity will drive global ...


Relief for Farmers As GMB Pays U.S.$18,6 Million for Maize Deliveries

The cash-strapped Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has paid a total of US$18,6 million for close to 48 000 metric tonnes of maize delivered as of mid-August, bringing relief to farmers after conflicting messages by government ministers on the parastatal's ability to pay. GMB corporate communications manager Muriel Zemura told the Zimbabwe Independent they have so far received a total of 109 110 ...


I'll Be Delta Governor in 2015, Says Olejeme

Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, has opened up on her governorship ambition, stressing that she has the backing of God to be the governor of Delta State in 2015. Speaking with journalists shortly after collecting her Permanent Voter's Card, Olejeme who is also banking on her knowledge of the state and ability to build bridges across the different ethnic groups ...


Fitch Affirms Jacksonville, FL's Excise Tax Revs at 'AA+'; Outlook Remains Negative

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA+' rating on the following excise tax revenue bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida (the city): --Approximately $194.3 million outstanding excise tax revenue bonds, series 2005A, refunding series 2006A, refunding series 2006B, taxable series 2006C, series 2007, series 2009A, refunding series 2009B, and refunding series 2009C. ...


Interim report January – June 2014

Significant events during the second quarter of 2014 · The annual general meeting was held on 22 May in Ludvika. · The Land and Environment Court's judgement granting an environmental permit was finalised on 24 June. · Financing totalling at least SEK 40 million was secured through subscription commitments and guarantees from Inlandsinnovation AB and Bengtssons Tidnings AB. Second quarter, 1 ...


USDA Extends Deadline For Rural Development Loan Eligibility

Aug. 22--The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will delay work on implementing any changes to eligibility criteria for rural development loans until next year. Last month, during a meeting with local real estate agents, brokers and homeowners, USDA representatives said that effective Oct. 1, Van Buren would become ineligible for rural development loans to allow lower- to mid-income ...


PROSPECT JAPAN FUND LD - Net Asset Value(s)

THE PROSPECT JAPAN FUND LIMITED (a closed-ended investment company incorporated in Guernsey with registration number 28863) FUND NAME NAV SEDOL NAV DATE The Prospect Japan Fund $1.3476 B011QL4 22nd August 2014 Limited Date: 22nd August 2014 Enquiries: Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited Harry Rouillard 44 (0)1481 745315


PLC Systems Announces Date for 2014 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

MILFORD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/14 -- PLC Systems Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PLCSF) ("PLC"), a medical device company focused on innovative technologies for the cardiac and vascular markets, today announced that the date has been established for its 2014 annual and special meeting of shareholders. The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time at the ...


Japan ends nine days of gains

Japan stocks closed lower on Friday, breaking a nine-session string of gains. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo finished in the red 47.01 points, or 0.3%, to 15,539.19, but still ended higher for a second straight week. For the week, the index gained 1.4%. Meanwhile, the yen strengthened, trading at ¥103.734 against the U.S. dollar from ¥103.840 a day earlier. Market movers included electronics giant ...


*US DOLLAR CLIMBS BACK TO 103.94 VERSUS YEN AMID YELLEN'S SPEECH


U.S. editorial excerpts

Selected editorial excerpts from the U.S. press: BANKING IN A TIME OF CHOLERA (The Wall Street Journal, New York) America fancies itself a nation of laws, but you can forgive Bank of America shareholders if they have some doubts this week. They might be better off under the prehistoric appeasement the natives practiced in "King Kong." Maybe during every full moon they should roll out into the ...


PJX Resources Announces Private Placement 

Toronto, Ontario (FSCwire) - PJX Resources Inc. (“PJX” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of 4.8 million units through the issuance of flow through ("Flow Through Unit") and non-flow-through units ("Unit") at a price of $0.15 per Flow Through Unit and $0.125 per Unit. Each Flow Through Unit will consist of one flow through share and one non-transferable ...


Ukraine jitters send US stocks slightly lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are little edging lower in early trading amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country. Investors are also looking ahead to a meeting of central bankers for clues about when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start raising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,018 as of ...


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