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The Company Artprice Is Now Listed on the SBF 120 and Has Crossed the 2 Million Customers Threshold

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ — After the close of markets on 21 December 2012, ARTPRICE joined the prestigious SBF 120 index. Following the quarterly review of the Euronext Paris indices, the meeting of the Scientific NYSE Euronext Committee for Indices decided to admit Artprice.com into the CAC Mid 60 and the SBF 120. The SBF 120 index is composed of the 120 largest French listed companies, including the CAC 40 companies and the country’s 80 most liquid stocks.
The current liquidity of the Artprice share is 3.83 million euros per day calculated over 440 trading days (amounting to a total of 1.688 billion euros).
Thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, wishes to inform its shareholders and the market that in accordance with the company’s forecasts at the start of 2012, Artprice crossed the threshold of two million customers on 18 December 2012.
In 2013, Google and Baidu (China) will have direct access to all Artprice databases
As announced in its last press release, in early December Artprice began making available a very large part of the structure of its databases and its Market Art standardization as freeware online (free proprietary software license, but with certain usage restrictions), mainly via Google and Baidu (China).
Artprice is thus continuing – without any negative impact on its turnover or earnings – to acquire new customers (with accompanying behavioural logs) in the framework of its integration of Big Data implemented in early 2012.
Artprice now has a colossal customer database with records of over 18 billion logs – in full compliance with the regulations of the European and American authorities – allowing it to know exactly what each of its clients is looking for and/or possesses through its Data Mining activities over the past nine years. This system has recently been enhanced by the use of Big Data.
All the industrial processes comprising Artprice’s databanks are registered and protected, notably via patents filed with the -Agence de Protection des Programmes- (A.P.P.) (Software Protection Agency).
-Lex Google- is not really the right answer in the global digital economy.
The relationship between Google and Artprice is contractual and dates back to 2003. It is in itself, proof that -Lex Google- is not really the right answer in the global digital economy. In 2013, Artprice aims, mainly with Google and Baidu (China) in their various languages, to post about 210 million standardised free Art Market data online without impacting its sales and earnings and to be active at the core of the market via its fixed-price and auction-based Standardised Marketplace.
Indeed, in the context of its contractual agreements with Google, several hundreds of millions of standardised and free Artprice data have been made available on Internet since early December 2012.
Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000 artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 2.072 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions -regulated by French law alineas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce- (source Artprice).
Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos.
Artprice is listed on Eurolist B SBF 120 by Euronext Paris (SRD long only): Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF
Artprice releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm
Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/
Contact: Josette Mey – tel: +33(0)478-220-000, e-mail: ir@artprice.com

Source: Artprice.com

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December 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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Chic Outlet Shopping(R) Launches ‘Charm of Christmas’ Blogger Video

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LONDON, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

Chic Outlet Shopping® has worked with internationally known digital influencers from China, Korea, Russia, Brazil, Spain, USA/UK, Italy, France and Germany to offer a multi-lingual festive video under the campaign ‘The Charm of Christmas’. Throughout the year Chic Outlet Shopping® has worked with key bloggers and this is a small way to thank some of them for their collaboration. Chic Outlet Shopping® is committed to supporting new emerging talent alongside well established players in the digital arena.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58668-Charm-of-Christmas-blogger-video

The Chic Outlet Shopping® Charm of Christmas blogger video features:

China Anderson JW from Lunasea
Russia Eugenia Applebum from Applebum.ru
USA Emily Johnston from Fashion Foie Gras
Korea Eunha Park from Elena.pe.ke
Brazil Julia Faria, from juliafaria.com
Spain Nuria Gimanez from Nur in the City
Ireland: Angela Scanlon from angelascanlon.com
France Virginie Fauconnier from My Blog Is Rich
Italy Valentina Grispo from Look and the City
Germany Fan-Ning from Mucstyle

The video can be viewed at http://www.chicoutletshopping.com/en/spotlight/chic-tv/holiday-greetings

About Chic Outlet Shopping®

Chic Outlet Shopping® is the Collection of luxury outlet Villages by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping Villages. The Villages offer the authentic previous seasons’ collections of leading luxury fashion and lifestyle brands with savings of up to 60%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price, all year round. Within easy reach of some of Europe’s and China’s favourite gateway cities – London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Bologna, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and, in 2014, Suzhou and Shanghai – the Villages are synonymous with high fashion, superior service and hospitality, a calendar of celebrated events, and exceptional value for money. Located in regions of cultural and historic renown, the Villages have become international tourist destinations in their own right. Value Retail’s new venture to bring its distinctive Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages to China will see its first Village – Suzhou Village™ – located in historic Suzhou, 50 miles west of Shanghai. As with other members of the Collection, Suzhou Village™ will be defined by its offer of international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, together with an exceptional level of service.

Video: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58668-Charm-of-Christmas-blogger-video

SOURCE Value Retail PLC

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December 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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BioMed Innovation Summit 2013 Will Launch in China

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SHANGHAI, Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Twelfth Five-Year plan has directed that through the year of 2015, the development of bio-ceramics, medical metals and other such biomedical materials will increase significantly in China. As to Biomedical Materials projects, it is clearly pointed out that the state will vigorously develop medical polymer materials, bio-ceramics, medical metals and alloys, along with related products to meet the demand for artificial organs, vascular stents and implants.

BioMed Innovation Summit 2013
To promote the field of materials technologies, life sciences and clinical trials, and reduce R&D risks as well as production costs, BioMed Innovation Summit 2013 will launch on 14-15 March 2013 in Shanghai, China. This conference aims to establish a business platform for medical device companies, materials companies and agencies. The first day will focus on the development of biomedical materials used in medical devices, as well as Biological Evaluation, fatigue analysis and testing technology; the second day will introduce clinical application of biomaterials and advanced biomaterials. All participants will have the opportunity to expand business relations and get a transparent interpretation of future market trends.

To learn more, please login to: http://www.biomed-innovation.com/

SOURCE UBM

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December 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

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Haier Ranked the #1 Global Major Appliances Brand for 4th Consecutive Year — Euromonitor

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Haier continues to extend its global brand market share to 8.6%, gaining the top spot in Euromonitor’s Global Major Appliances 2012 Brand rankings for the fourth consecutive year.
QINGDAO, China/PRNewswire/ — Haier announced today that Euromonitor International, the global leader in consumer market strategy research, has again ranked Haier as the number one major appliance brand in the world with a 8.6% retail volume share in 2012 marking the fourth consecutive year Haier has been given this honor.
According to the report from Euromonitor, in terms of retail volume share, Haier gained the top position again in several product categories:
Refrigeration Appliances
Haier is the number one brand of Refrigeration Appliances in the world with 14.8% retail volume share in 2012, up 1.1 points from 2011.
Haier is the number one manufacturer of Refrigeration Appliances in the world with 16.6% retail volume share in 2012, up 0.1 points from 2011.
Freezers
Haier is the number one brand of Freezers in the world with 18.6% retail volume share in 2012, up 1.9 points from 2011.
Haier is the number one manufacturer of Freezers in the world with 18.8% retail volume share in 2012, up 2 points from 2011.
Home Laundry Appliances
Haier is the number one brand of Home Laundry in the world with 11.8% retail volume share in 2012, up 0.9 points from 2011.
Haier is the number one manufacturer of Home Laundry in the world with 12.2% retail volume share in 2012.
Electrical Wine Cooler/Chiller
Haier is the number one brand, as well as the number one manufacturer of Electrical Wine Cooler/Chiller in the world with 15.3% retail volume share in 2012.
According to the report, the need for global household appliances continues to decrease due to the effects of financial crisis and the European debt crisis. However, Haier has won global consumers’ favor with its differentiated products, and its global market share has increased continuously. The report indicates that, Haier again ranked as the number one major appliances brand in the world, with a 0.8% growth for Haier in global brand market share from 2011.
The reason of Haier’s growth in spite of global slowdown is following the trend of Internet. In the Internet era, in order to achieve higher click-through rate, Haier has developed a win-win mode of Individual-Goal Combination, and it also has created its organizational structure to a closed-loop network. The goal of Haier is to build a platform, in which consumer needs and global professional resources can be matched.
About Euromonitor
Euromonitor International Limited, founded in the UK in 1972, is the world’s leading independent provider of business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. The Global Major Appliances Brands 2011 rankings are based on 2011 data from trade sources and national statistics.
About Haier
Founded in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, in 1984 under the leadership of Mr. ZHANG Ruimin, its current Chairman and CEO, Haier is the No. 1 major home appliances brand in the world and China (Source: Euromonitor International Limited; retail volume sales in units based on 2011 data). Haier Group employs more than 80,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions with global revenues reaching US$23.3 billion in 2011. Haier’s subsidiary, Qingdao Haier Co. Ltd (600690:SH), is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Haier’s subsidiary Haier Electronics Group Co Ltd. (01169:HK) is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Contact:
Ms. Junli Yan
Genedigi Group
Telephone: +86-10-5769-1086
Email: rachael.yan@genedigi.com
Source: Haier Group

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December 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

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MIFF 2013 Gets Bigger by 25% with the Exclusive Participation of Muar Furniture Association

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/PRNewswire/ — The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) today announced a major strategic alliance with the Muar Furniture Association (MFA), one of the most prominent furniture industry groups in Malaysia.

MIFF 2013 gets bigger by 25% with the exclusive participation of MFA
Starting 2013, MFA will participate exclusively in MIFF, Southeast Asia’s leading annual furniture trade show managed by UBM Asia, setting the stage for the biggest ever MIFF since its inception in 1995.
This is the first ever commitment of its kind by the MFA. Muar accounts for 45% of Malaysian furniture exports, with a base of about 500 manufacturers including eight public-listed companies.
The participation of furniture manufacturers from Muar will further strengthen MIFF as the single biggest platform for Malaysian furniture known primarily for hard wood products.
MIFF 2013 is set from March 5 to 9 at the downtown Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC).
With this cooperation with Muar, MIFF organisers will be adding 25% more space to the show including a special marquee there for MFA exhibitors. Buyers can expect to meet with over 100 exhibitors in MECC venue next year.
Last year, MIFF had 433 exhibitors and drew 20,000 visitors including 6,605 overseas buyers from 140 countries. It posted a 7% increase in sales to another record of US$830 million.
Mr M Gandhi, Managing Director of UBM Malaysia, said: “We are delighted to work with MFA. This will not only raise the fair to record levels in terms of exhibition size and number of exhibitors, it will also bring a great boost for the Malaysian furniture industry as well. MIFF has always been a robust one-stop centre for global furniture buyers and exhibitors. Now buyers can source from an even bigger range of products and establish direct contacts with more top manufacturers at MIFF 2013. Muar has a dynamic heritage as the leading exporting hub for Malaysian furniture going back four decades. We are proud to work with them.”
Mr Boo Eng Chee, President of MFA, said: “We look forward to working together with UBM. As a respected international show organiser, UBM will bring quality buyers from around the world to give real value and global exposure to our members. Our exhibitors will be assured of a comfortable and well-run fair.”
UBM is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia where it manages over 150 industry shows including world renowned furniture & interiors shows such as Furniture China, the world’s largest furniture show, Index fairs in India and Interiors show in UK.
For more information, please visit http://www.miff.com.my/.
Notes to Editors
1. About MIFF (http://www.miff.com.my/)
Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a global leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Since 1995, MIFF has nurtured invaluable partnerships between thousands of buyers and furniture makers across the globe.
2. About UBM Asia (http://www.ubmasia.com/)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks.
Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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December 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

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Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. Launches www.FactsAboutHerbalife.com

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— Web site to serve as a repository of facts and data on Herbalife
— Contains Pershing Square’s Sohn Conference Presentation and access to webcast replay
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. today announced the launch of http://www.FactsAboutHerbalife.com. The Web site provides the public with information about Herbalife including the source data that were used to create the presentation: “Who wants to be a Millionaire?”
The website includes Herbalife distributor presentations, recruiting scripts and presentations, distributor lifestyle videos, nutrition club photos, third-party investigative reports, Herbalife Today magazines, court hearing and deposition transcripts, archival video and other materials on the history of the company, lead generation systems, SEC correspondence, and other data that will assist the public in understanding the facts about Herbalife.
The website data were gathered by Pershing Square and its legal and other advisors from public domain sources over the last year.
About Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., based in New York City, is a SEC-registered investment advisor to private investment funds. Pershing Square manages funds that are in the business of trading — buying and selling — securities and other financial instruments. Funds managed by Pershing Square are short the stock of Herbalife Ltd. Pershing Square may increase, decrease, dispose of, or change the form of its investment in Herbalife for any or no reason, at any time.
Source: Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.

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December 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

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