December 15, 2019

WuXi PharmaTech Announces First-Quarter 2014 Results

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SHANGHAI, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. WX -6.32% , a leading research and development services company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, with operations in China and the United States, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. First-Quarter 2014 Highlights Net Revenues Increased 11.3% Year […]

Caribbean chikungunya originated recently in Asia

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From croftsblogs Via Emerging Infectious Diseases, a remarkable report: Transcontinental Movement of Asian Genotype Chikungunya Virus. Excerpt: In agreement with findings in a recent report characterizing the 2013 CHIKV detected on St. Martin Island (6), the phylogenetic tree generated from our sequence data showed that the 2014 CHIKV from BVI is within the Asian genotype […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Prep is top in KPMG Brain Bowl The students from Cayman Prep came out top after winning every round of the Jeopardy-style KPMG Brain Bowl. Teams of four youngsters from nine schools faced off in an elimination competition this week as they fielded brain-testing questions. Cayman International School came second and Grace Christian Academy […]

LDK Solar Subsidiary signs Wafer Supply Agreement with Gintech Energy Corporation

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 29, 2014 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in provisional liquidation (“LDK Solar” or the “Company”) and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) […]

Shanghai to be 2nd Tingyi headquarters

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From Ecns.cn Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp, the company that owns instant noodle brand Master Kong and specializes in beverages and instant food, intends to establish an operations headquarters in Shanghai. Tingyi’s spokesman Chen Gongru said the move is part of a strategy to create twin headquarters in Tianjin and Shanghai, National Business Daily reported. […]

FATCA Update – Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Caribbean

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By Lisa Smithfrom iexpats As the inexorable countdown towards FATCA starting on July 1, 2014 continues, every few days see more nations signing up to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FATCA is an international network of tax authorities and financial institutions reporting to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the offshore […]

Russia Controls 40% Of This Critical Industrial Metal

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By Rob Wile   From Business Insider Below is an interview with Frank Holmes, chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors. This Q&A went out to subscribers of our “10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell” newsletter on Tuesday morning. Sign up here to get the newsletter and more of these interviews in […]

Rebuild fiscal buffers, Latin American and Caribbean nations told

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By Judith Ugwumadu From Public Finance International Latin America and the Caribbean governments need to shore up their fiscal reserves to guard against risks from other parts of the world, the Inter-American Development Bank has warned. Its 2014 Latin American and Caribbean macroeconomic report said growth in the region is expected to reach 3% this […]

Bitcoin slips in the wake of the IRS’s tax decision

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By Alex Wilhelm From techcrunch Earlier this week, the IRS decided that Bitcoin is property, not currency, setting in place a regulatory structure that could see users of the cryptocurrency forced to keep price score in a rapidly shifting market. Bitcoin had a rough time of it last week, as GigaOm reported, losing around 17% […]

Copper price falls on Chinese concerns

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By Jamie Robertson Presenter, BBC World News It’s called Doctor Copper because you are meant to be able to tell the health of the global economy from the way it behaves. And at the moment copper is looking pretty sick. The price of the metal has fallen for two weeks in a row, and reached […]