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Registration Opens for the Automated Trading Championship 2012

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Today MetaQuotes Software Corp.( http://www.metaquotes.net/?source=atc2012.pr ) officially announced the start of registration for the Automated Trading Championship 2012( http://championship.mql5.com/2012/?source=atc2012.pr ). The prize fund of the competition is US$80,000.

The Automated Trading Championship 2012 is a competition of Forex trading robots. Its distinguishing feature is the complete autonomy of the automated trading programs that participate in the competition.

During the Championship, trading robots run in accordance with the implemented algorithm, without any intervention or adjustment on the part of their authors. At the end of the contest we will see what trading strategies and algorithms are most effective for trading in the Forex market.

The Automated Trading Championship is an annual competition, and is held for the sixth time. The very first contest took place in 2006. With each new competition, the complexity of participating trading robots grows, and their profitability increases. The winner of one of the Championships increased his initial deposit 17 times in just 3 months.

“The main goal of the Championship is to popularize automated trading and to accumulate a unique knowledge base in this area,” commented Gaies Chreis, the COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. “Therefore, participation in the competition is free, and the event is open to public. After the Championship, all the trading and analytical information on the performance of the participating robots is available to everyone for further researches.”

To maximize the event coverage, the company has launched a special website to publish detailed information on all trading robots. In real time you can watch all trading operations and analyze detailed reports of each trading program.

In addition, the competition organizers publish various researches on automated trading, interviews with top participants, analytical reviews and reports. This information helps you better understand the work of modern trading robots and learn about their possibilities.

Starting from now until September 21 you are welcome to apply for participation in the Automated Trading Championship 2012. To participate in the competition, prepare and submit a trading robot that meets the Championship Rules( http://championship.mql5.com/2012/en/rules/?source=atc2012.pr ).

The Automated Trading Championship 2012 starts October 1 and ends December 28. Three best developers, whose trading robots finish with the highest profit, will share the prize money of US$80,000.

The organizer of the Automated Trading Championship 2012 is MetaQuotes Software Corp. The sponsors of the Championship are Alpari (UK) Limited( http://www.alpari.co.uk/?source=atc2012.pr ), United World Capital( http://www.uwcfx.com/?source=atc2012.pr ), RoboForex LP( http://www.roboforex.com/?source=atc2012.pr ) and ForexPros.com( http://www.forexpros.ru/?source=atc2012.pr ).

About MetaQuotes Software Corp.

A professional developer of software applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is a market leader, providing one of the best Forex trading software solutions. The company’s MetaTrader 5 trading platform provides features for trading not only on the Forex market but also direct on stock exchanges.

Company website: http://www.metaquotes.net

SOURCE﹛MetaQuotes Software Corp.

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June 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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Platts Launches Forward Assessments of LNG Swaps

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SINGAPORE, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider today announced it has expanded its suite of liquefied natural gas (LNG) price references to include forward-month price assessments on swaps of Asia-Pacific-delivered LNG as of June 1, 2012. A swap is generally used to hedge against the price of a commodity by exchanging cash flows that are dependent on a reference-price for the underlying commodity.

“The launch of forward LNG price assessments reflects Platts’ commitment to bringing greater transparency and efficiency to markets by establishing a comprehensive offering of key price references,” said Larry Foster, Platts global editorial director, power. “By extending the portfolio of available LNG spot price references, Platts is responding to a rapidly evolving market segment with global relevance.”

The Platts forward assessments, also known as forward curves, reflect swaps that are based on Platts’ Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) physical spot price assessment with a standard contract-size of 10,000 MMBtu (million British thermal units). One month, two months and three months forward assessments are now available. The Platts JKM spot price and swaps assessments represent cargoes that are delivered ex-ship (DES) to ports in Japan and Korea.

In addition to the forward swaps assessments, Platts also announced it has launched an additional half-month price assessment for physical spot market LNG delivered to Japan and Korea, thereby extending the forward curve by about 15 days.

“The expansion of our price data offerings for both physical LNG cargoes and LNG derivatives in Asia further augments our portfolio of price references for a key price benchmark as the global gas marketplace develops,” added Foster.

In February 2009, Platts launched the world’s first independent daily price assessments of Asia-bound LNG, which have since become a benchmark reference for many in the industry. Since 2010, Platts has also published price assessments for India- and Middle East-delivered LNG and spot charter assessments for LNG vessels.

The first LNG swap deal based off of the Platts JKM price assessment for delivered spot LNG cargoes was executed in January 2011 by a prominent global investment bank.

The JKM LNG DES Japan/Korea forward swap assessments are published in Platts LNG Daily, the first-ever daily independent news publication for the global LNG industry. They are also available in Platts’ real-time services Natural Gas Alert (NGA) and Platts European Power Alert (EPA), as well as in data point through Platts Market Data.

Platts’ physical market LNG price assessments are developed using its market-on-close methodology for LNG, a structured assessment process based on the principle that price is a function of time and which results in a time-sensitive end-of-trading-day value. The assessments reflect prices as determined between buyer and seller in the open market. For more information on the methodology and quality-control guidelines, visit the natural gas methodology and specifications page of the Platts website. For more information on natural gas and Platts, visit the website http://www.platts.com.

*Platts does not sponsor, endorse, sell or promote exchange or other commercial contracts and Platts accepts no liability for the use of Platts data in connection therewith.

About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts’ news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences help customers make better-informed trading and business decisions and help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency. Customers in more than 150 countries benefit from Platts’ coverage of the carbon emissions, coal, electricity, oil, natural gas, metals, nuclear power, petrochemical, and shipping markets. A division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.platts.com.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies: McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial’s leading brands include Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of US$6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

CONTACT:
Kathleen Tanzy
+1-212-904-2860
Kathleen_tanzy@platts.com

SOURCE Platts

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June 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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Michael Werner Makes Major Gift to Paris

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PARIS, June 4, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ —

The legendary art dealer and collector, Michael Werner has made a major gift of 130 works from his collection to the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. To mark this exceptional gift, an exhibition of works from the collection will go on show at the museum from 5 October 2012 – 3 March 2013.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120604/537276 )

Michael Werner’s donation includes works by Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Gaston Chaissac, Andre Derain, Otto Freundlich, Etienne-Martin, Robert Filliou, Antonius Hockelmann, Jorg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Markus L邦pertz, A.R. Penck, Bernard Requichot, Niele Toroni and Don Van Vliet.

The gift consists of a number of works by the artists Michael Werner has represented through the years, as well as a group of modern works by artists such as Lehmbruck, Freundlich, Derain and others. The selection for the donation was, for the most part, made by the museum’s director, Fabrice Hergott who made a list of the artists and pieces he felt were crucial to the museum.

Represented by galleries in Berlin, Cologne, New York, and also in London in the autumn, Michael Werner is one of the most influential gallerists in the world and has worked with some of the leading artists of the 20th century. Through his support for artists such as Georg Baselitz, Markus L邦pertz, Jorg Immendorff and Sigmar Polke, he has helped to bring international acclaim to German post-war art. Developed since the 60s, his collection documents his activities over a period of 50 years.

A self-described “conservative anarchist,” Michael Werner opened his first gallery, Werner and Katz, in Berlin in 1963 with the first exhibition of paintings by Georg Baselitz. He opened his gallery in Cologne in 1967 and in New York in 1990. Werner discovered and has nurtured some of the most significant post-war artists throughout their careers including Georg Baselitz, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Jorg Immendorff, Markus L邦pertz, Per Kirkeby A.R. Penck, and Sigmar Polke. –

His single minded vision of continuously championing the same artists over fifty years sets him apart from his contemporaries and makes him a unique figure in the art world. Werner’s uniqueness is furthered by the breadth of his art historical interests which extend well beyond the artists whose careers he started to include Jean Arp, Jean Fautrier, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters, all of whose work he has shown at the gallery. – In addition to his already diverse interests as a gallerist, as a collector Werner’s collection includes African tribal art, eighteenth century German and French furniture, Khmer Art, and old Master Drawings.

Talking about his donation, Michael Werner has said: “”It is basically a sentimental choice. It was a visit to this museum very early on in my career that profoundly changed my understanding of and relationship to art. In 1962 Georg Baselitz and I travelled to Paris to see an exhibition of Jean Fautrier at the museum and it had a serious emotional impact on me. The exhibition was full of strange and extraordinary paintings and the atmosphere of the show was all encompassing and I was very moved. -Although I had been working in a gallery for a few years at that point, I had not really been touched by art in a profound sense. The effect of this exhibition constituted my real entrance into the art world and it defined my way. I am not a religious man but it was like a religious conversion.”

Fabrice Hergott, Director of Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, said: “Michael Werner’s Gift represents the most significant enrichment of the Museum’s collection since the bequest made by Dr Maurice Girardin in 1953, which led to the creation of the Institution”.

Michael Werner will open a new gallery in London in October 2012 with new work by Peter Doig

Press Enquiries:

Erica Bolton
Bolton & Quinn Ltd
Mobile: +44(0)7711-698-186
Email: erica@boltonquinn.com

Maud Ohana
Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Tel.: +33-1-53-67-40-51
Email: maud.ohana@paris.fr

Roya Nasser
Roya Nasser Communication
Mobile: +33(0)6-24-97-72-29
Email: rn@royanasser.com

SOURCE﹛Musee de la Ville de Paris

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June 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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Michael Werner Makes Major Gift to Paris

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PARIS, June 4, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ —

The legendary art dealer and collector, Michael Werner has made a major gift of 130 works from his collection to the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. To mark this exceptional gift, an exhibition of works from the collection will go on show at the museum from 5 October 2012 – 3 March 2013.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120604/537276 )

Michael Werner’s donation includes works by Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Gaston Chaissac, Andre Derain, Otto Freundlich, Etienne-Martin, Robert Filliou, Antonius Hockelmann, Jorg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Markus L邦pertz, A.R. Penck, Bernard Requichot, Niele Toroni and Don Van Vliet.

The gift consists of a number of works by the artists Michael Werner has represented through the years, as well as a group of modern works by artists such as Lehmbruck, Freundlich, Derain and others. The selection for the donation was, for the most part, made by the museum’s director, Fabrice Hergott who made a list of the artists and pieces he felt were crucial to the museum.

Represented by galleries in Berlin, Cologne, New York, and also in London in the autumn, Michael Werner is one of the most influential gallerists in the world and has worked with some of the leading artists of the 20th century. Through his support for artists such as Georg Baselitz, Markus L邦pertz, Jorg Immendorff and Sigmar Polke, he has helped to bring international acclaim to German post-war art. Developed since the 60s, his collection documents his activities over a period of 50 years.

A self-described “conservative anarchist,” Michael Werner opened his first gallery, Werner and Katz, in Berlin in 1963 with the first exhibition of paintings by Georg Baselitz. He opened his gallery in Cologne in 1967 and in New York in 1990. Werner discovered and has nurtured some of the most significant post-war artists throughout their careers including Georg Baselitz, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Jorg Immendorff, Markus L邦pertz, Per Kirkeby A.R. Penck, and Sigmar Polke. –

His single minded vision of continuously championing the same artists over fifty years sets him apart from his contemporaries and makes him a unique figure in the art world. Werner’s uniqueness is furthered by the breadth of his art historical interests which extend well beyond the artists whose careers he started to include Jean Arp, Jean Fautrier, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters, all of whose work he has shown at the gallery. – In addition to his already diverse interests as a gallerist, as a collector Werner’s collection includes African tribal art, eighteenth century German and French furniture, Khmer Art, and old Master Drawings.

Talking about his donation, Michael Werner has said: “”It is basically a sentimental choice. It was a visit to this museum very early on in my career that profoundly changed my understanding of and relationship to art. In 1962 Georg Baselitz and I travelled to Paris to see an exhibition of Jean Fautrier at the museum and it had a serious emotional impact on me. The exhibition was full of strange and extraordinary paintings and the atmosphere of the show was all encompassing and I was very moved. -Although I had been working in a gallery for a few years at that point, I had not really been touched by art in a profound sense. The effect of this exhibition constituted my real entrance into the art world and it defined my way. I am not a religious man but it was like a religious conversion.”

Fabrice Hergott, Director of Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville, said: “Michael Werner’s Gift represents the most significant enrichment of the Museum’s collection since the bequest made by Dr Maurice Girardin in 1953, which led to the creation of the Institution”.

Michael Werner will open a new gallery in London in October 2012 with new work by Peter Doig

Press Enquiries:

Erica Bolton
Bolton & Quinn Ltd
Mobile: +44(0)7711-698-186
Email: erica@boltonquinn.com

Maud Ohana
Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Tel.: +33-1-53-67-40-51
Email: maud.ohana@paris.fr

Roya Nasser
Roya Nasser Communication
Mobile: +33(0)6-24-97-72-29
Email: rn@royanasser.com

SOURCE﹛Musee de la Ville de Paris

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June 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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Stella Artois Extends Partnership With Cannes Film Festival

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Stella Artois to Serve as Official Partner through 2015

LEUVEN, Belgium, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Stella Artois, the number one Belgian beer in the world, announced today that the company has extended its Official Partnership with the Cannes Film Festival through 2015.

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Stella Artois’ partnership with one of the world’s most renowned film festivals flows from the brand’s long-time support of excellence in cinema. During this year’s film festival, the brand once again brought unique film experiences to its fans around the world through private film screenings and exclusive events in Cannes and around the world. For the lucky Stella Artois fans who won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the experience included not only five-star hotel accommodations at the prestigious Majestic Barriere Hotel, but also the unique opportunity to walk the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals before taking in a screening of a competition film.

Fans in Cannes also had the opportunity to visit the pop-up Cannes Cinema Club( http://cinemaclub.stellaartois.com/en_US ), located just off the famed Croisette. Open exclusively for the duration of this year’s festival, the Cannes Cinema Club offered guests the opportunity to step back into Cannes circa 1963 — where the club is said to have inspired the great moments in film#or so legend has it. Oozing with the era’s sleek, sophisticated cinematic style, the Cannes Cinema Club was the place to be during the festival, having played host to events with partners including IFC Films, the Film Society of Lincoln Centre, Mubi, and Little White Lies, to name a few. Actors and directors in attendance included Garrett Hedlund, star of On The Road, an official competition film, as well as Kellan Lutz, co-star of the Twilight series. The actors stopped by to enjoy a chalice of Stella Artois. The stars and director of Miss Lovely, an Official Selection for the festival’s Un Certain Regard award, conducted press interviews in the space.

“The Cannes Film Festival exemplifies the sheer joy that surrounds filmmaking genius, and we are thrilled to deepen our relationship with this festival,” said Pablo Firpo, Global Marketing Manager, Stella Artois. “We applaud the outstanding filmmakers who come to the Cannes Film Festival each year to showcase their art, and look forward to continuing our relationship with the iconic Cannes Film Festival.”

For more information about the Cannes Cinema Club or Stella Artois please visit: http://www.stellaartois.com

Stella Artois(R)

Stella Artois(R) is part of a Belgian brewing tradition dating back to 1366. It is the number one Belgian beer in the world and is present in over 80 countries. Stella Artois(R) is a bottom filtered, blonde pilsner. It is thirst quenching with a malty middle and crisp finish delivering a full flavor and a hint of bitterness. Stella Artois(R) is best enjoyed served between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius and should be served in the unique Stella Artois(R) Chalice according to the 9-Step Pouring Ritual to guarantee a perfect experience of this gold standard lager.

SOURCE﹛Stella Artois

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June 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

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