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Infineon with Strong Second Quarter and Positive Outlook

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2011-04-19 11:17
NEUBIBERG, Germany, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX /OTCQX: IFNNY) announces that revenues and Total Segment Result for the second quarter of the 2011 fiscal year are better than expected.

For the second quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, Infineon expects revenues of Euro 994 million, up from Euro 922 million in the previous quarter, and a Total Segment Result margin of 20 percent.

In the outlook for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2011 that was published on February 1, 2011, Infineon expected revenues to be up slightly compared to the first quarter of the fiscal year, with Total Segment Result margin of 18 to 20 percent.

For the third quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, Infineon expects revenues and Total Segment Result margin at the level of the second quarter.

Infineon will go into specifics concerning the past quarter, the outlook for the current quarter and the expectations for the fiscal year 2011 when presenting the figures for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2011 on May 3, 2011.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2010 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 3.295 billion with approximately 26,650 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

SOURCE Infineon Technologies AG

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April 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

Posted in Technology

Habitat-Barclays Barefoot Charity Walk Needs Your Soles!

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2011-04-19 08:00
Gardens by the Bay East to stage 2.5/4km Barefoot Walk on 18 June in support of Habitat for Humanity

SINGAPORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Habitat for Humanity and Barclays, event owner and title sponsor respectively, announced today that Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 will take place on Saturday, 18 June at Gardens by the Bay East, Tanjong Rhu.

The venue will offer a picturesque setting for the walk which will take place over 2.5 and 4 kilometre distances. Building on the success of previous years’ events, the organisers hope to attract more than 5,000 pairs of bare feet for the 9.00am start.

Participants in the barefoot walk will help raise funds for local and overseas beneficiaries. The event will also assist in raising awareness for Habitat for Humanity projects that build homes and fight poverty for the less fortunate.

“Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 is shaping up as a fantastic event and we’re looking forward to seeing a large number of people put their bare feet behind such a worthwhile cause on 18 June,” said Yong Teck Meng, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Singapore.

“Not only does the event help to raise the profile of Habitat for Humanity Singapore but the funds raised allow our volunteers to continue their wonderful work in helping the less fortunate both in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region,” he added.

As well as special projects here in Singapore, Habitat for Humanity Singapore volunteers have carried out work in places such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam amongst others.

Barclays has agreed to support the event again in 2011 as title sponsor. This is a further extension of their global partnership with Habitat for Humanity and builds on three years of productive relationship between the firm and the charity.

“Barclays has been involved with Habitat for Humanity on a global scale since 2008 and we’re delighted to continue this unique partnership through the 2011 Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole charity walk,” said Suan Kiat Quek, Country Manager for Barclays in Singapore.

“A number of our employees have taken part in Habitat for Humanity projects around the region and they have all been truly rewarding experiences. This year’s Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole walk will certainly be no different and we look forward to a great turn-out for the barefoot walk both from within Barclays, from the many other organisations which have already signed up in support and from the public at-large.”

Online registration for Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 opens today on, alongside all other necessary information on Habitat for Humanity Singapore and the event itself on 18 June.

The event website also allows participants to raise their own additional funds through the platform, while a number of charity auction items will go live on the site in coming weeks.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit Christian housing organisation with a mission to eliminate poverty housing worldwide by building simple, decent houses. We build for people of all backgrounds, races and religions to provide needy families with a simple and decent place to live in.

About Barclays

Barclays in a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and corporate banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 144,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 48 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

Barclays Community Investment

Barclays is a socially responsible organization which is actively involved in providing both financial and volunteering support to a large number of charities. Investment in our communities is an integral part of Barclays Responsible Banking Strategy. In 2010, Barclays spent GBP55.3m on our community investment programme through three strategic themes: Banking on Brighter Futures, Looking after Local Communities and Charity Begins at Work. More than 62,000 employees participated in fundraising, volunteering or giving across 37 different countries. We believe it is important to give back to the communities in which we operate, helping those that are disadvantaged achieve their goals. Through donations and by leveraging the skills and expertise of Barclays colleagues, we hope to make a real and positive impact. We feel this is part of our responsibility as a good corporate citizen, as an employer, and as a firm that believes in initiative and partnership.

For more information, please contact:

Ben Burrowes
Mobile: +65-8111-9311

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity; Barclays

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April 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

Posted in Business & Finance

Kelly Corners the Greater China Headhunt Market

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2011-04-19 14:06
Kelly Services gains ground in the war for talent by winning the coveted ‘Best Headhunting Company in Greater China’ award

SINGAPORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Kelly Services, a global leader in providing workforce solutions, has won the prestigious “Best Headhunting Company in Greater China 2010 – 2011” award from China Human Capital Management Magazine – the largest circulated HR Management Journal in Greater China. This annual award, which started five years ago, is considered one of the highest recognitions for the HR profession in Greater China.

Kelly Services won the award for its outstanding client solutions, in helping the strategic transformation of companies setting up global headquarters in China. The award also recognises Kelly’s efforts in helping new companies break into the China market and in improving their recruitment ROI process and systems. The award was decided through extensive consultation with Human Capital Magazine’s readers, a readership of more than 50,000 HR managers from multinational companies, and an International panel of judges. The stringent assessment standards included a 5-Factor and an 11-Dimensions criterion.

150 HR professional services firms with more than 50 staff and whose revenue in 2010 is more than RMB 10 million participated in the competition, which delved in areas of Headhunting, HR consulting, Outsourcing, e-HR, Assessment and Training. This win effectively solidifies Kelly’s growing reputation as the go-to global headhunting partner in China and the APAC region.

“We are extremely proud to be named as the Best Headhunting Company in Greater China. We have been focusing our resources on creating value for clients and understanding their requirements,” said C.S Tiong, Asia Pacific Vice President & Regional Operations Officer of Kelly Services. “This win reflects our client’s recognition of our innovative and value added talent solutions.”

Mark Hall, General Manager, Professional & Technical Division of Kelly China, attended the Award Ceremony held at the Shanghai World Financial Centre. He stated, “The difficulty of finding, hiring and retaining managers, executives and technical talent in the world’s most populous nation will be the No. 1 business challenge for companies in 2011. We at Kelly leverage on global experience and local understanding to support clients in achieving business success, through the world’s Best Professional & Technical Talent solutions.”

Notes for Editors:

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 530,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2010 was US$5 billion.

Globally Kelly Services has more than 2600 offices spanning across 37 countries and employing more than 650,000 staff. We proudly partner with more than 90% of the worlds Fortune 500 companies.

In Asia Pacific, Kelly Services has had a presence since 1979 and operates over 100 locations in 12 countries. We are able to leverage these resources to offer our clients a full geographic solution.

Kelly Services Global website


Imran Johri
Marketing Manager – Asia Pacific
Kelly Services
Tel: +65-6494-6062
Fax: +65-6221-5652
Mobile: +65-9782-8752

SOURCE Kelly Services, Inc.

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April 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

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