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Hisense U-LED Debuts at 2013 CES

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LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — On January 8 in Las Vegas, Hisense unveiled its highly-anticipated “U-LED” TV at CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics exhibition.

Comparison of dark field, color gamut and image quality between U-LED and LED
Building on the LED display, U-LED (the “U” is for Ultra, defining the display’s superior contrast, definition and color gamut, among other features) achieves unprecedented display effects through software and hardware optimization, delivering better contrast, wider color gamut, higher definition and faster speed. At the expo, journalists found that U-LED far outperforms LED in terms of dark field, image quality and color gamut when displaying the same content.
New products on display at the 2013 CES confirmed the overall acceptance and industry wide move towards TVs that are increasingly widescreen and HD as well as application systems-intelligent. Considering the inability of large-scale commercialization of super-HD OLED and UHD TVs due to the high prices, Hisense’s U-LED can match OLED TVs in terms of quality at a price only slightly higher than a LED TV’s. Following the 2013 CES, Hisense’s U-LED will be available in Central America to meet demands of high-end users.
Hisense’s U-LED is expected to be honored with the “Display Technology Innovation Award for Year 2012” at CES.
For more information, please visit us at Hisense booth: No. 7243, Central Hall, LVCC.
Or you can visit: http://www.hisense.com, http://www.hisense-usa.com.
About Hisense:
The high-tech enterprise Hisense was founded in China in 1969 and is a world leading provider of flat panel TVs, household appliances and mobile communication devices. It is recognized as a global top 10 player by business intelligence industry and research institutions. With 17 production facilities and seven R&D centers around the globe, it has regional headquarters in Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, and Southeast Asia and its products are sold in more than 130 countries.
For more information, contact:
Fiona Xiao
PR Specialist
(86)532-8087-7003
marketing@hisense.com
Source: Hisense 

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January 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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Marsh Report: Infrastructure Finance Dries up in Asia; Development Banks Help Fill the Void

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Demand for Political Risk Insurance Soars as Lending Criteria Tightens

SINGAPORE, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Political and sovereign risks have become a major stumbling block to getting infrastructure financing secured, as nationalisation, expropriation and currency inconvertibility become top concerns for lenders, according to Marsh’s latest Asia Directors’ Series.

According to the report, infrastructure investment in Asia is stalling as the appetite for project finance from European banks diminishes and political and sovereign risk concerns increase, creating a new landscape for project sponsors to navigate.

The dislocation between infrastructure demand in Asia and funding challenges from commercial banks has created an opportunity for a number of government backed development, export-import and multilateral financial institutions to take a lead financing role rather than simply a loan syndicate participant or guarantor.

“The demand for infrastructure development in Asia is getting greater by the day, as the need for power generation, transportation and other basic functions continues to grow consistent with the region’s economic growth,” said Jason Wells, Managing Director and Marsh’s Specialty Leader for Asia. “As European banks continue to reduce their long-term lending activities, project sponsors have been forced to adapt their engagement approach to access funding from development banks, which have different lending criteria to commercial banks.”

“In addition to the shifting lending landscape, infrastructure project sponsors are going to greater lengths to demonstrate they are insured for political risks and sovereign non-payment risks to demonstrate project bankability and get these deals over the line.”

To download the report, please click here.

About Marsh

Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately 26,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding US$11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter@Marsh_Inc.

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January 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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Aptuit and Aegerion Sign Commercial API Supply Agreement

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GREENWICH, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — Stuart Needleman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Aptuit LLC, announced that Aptuit and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts, have signed a long-term supply agreement for commercial quantities of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) lomitapide.
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Lomitapide is Aegerion’s orphan drug that is targeted to the treatment of a rare disease caused by a genetic disorder. The drug received NDA approval in December of 2012 and is expected to be launched commercially in January of 2013. Previously, Aptuit scientists had established the chemistry for lomitapide, developed and validated its analytical methods, delivered solid state form control and crystallization R&D, and supplied registration batches of material. Post-launch, Aptuit will continue to supply commercial quantities of lomitapide to Aegerion.
Mr. Needleman explained, “Because of the drug’s orphan status and high unmet medical need of the patients, on time and in full delivery of the API is crucial. Collaboration across several Aptuit sites in the US and Europe has made this possible. By accessing the vast drug development expertise of our organization, we have been able to accelerate the delivery of materials, methods, solid state chemistry and regulatory documentation and help the client win prompt NDA approval.”
Although the exact terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Mr. Needleman added, “The collaboration represents another good example of how Aptuit’s integrated, global drug development capabilities can have a direct, positive impact on the pharmaceutical industry.”
Press Contact:
Maria Garvey, Media Manager, Delfino Marketing, 914-747-1400
Aptuit Contact:
Jennifer Demaree, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, 203-660-6016
Aptuit LLC provides the most complete set of integrated early to mid-phase development services in the pharmaceutical industry. Drug Design & Discovery, Preclinical Biosciences, API Development and Manufacture, Solid State Chemistry, Drug Product Formulation Development & Manufacture, Sterile Fill Finish, Clinical Sciences, Consulting and Aptuit INDiGO®(a program that accelerates drug development) are offered as stand alone or integrated services. Fully integrated drug discovery & development services are available from a single site at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy.
The company maintains five global facilities with approximately 800 employees in Europe and the United States, and has a strategic relationship with Laurus Labs in India. Aptuit LLC is partnered with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, one of the world’s leading private equity investors.
For more information about Aptuit, visit http://www.aptuit.com.
Source: Aptuit LLC

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January 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

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Savile Row Huntsman Strengthens Women’s and Countrywear Tailoring with new Co-owner, Roubi L’Roubi

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LONDON/PRNewswire/ —
Huntsman, the iconic Savile Row bespoke tailor, is pleased to announce Bond Street designer and couturier Roubi L’Roubi, as its new Creative Director, and Co-Owner. Huntsman’s bespoke business will continue to focus on delivering the uncompromising level of service that has made it one of the most prestigious houses in British tailoring history.
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“I am proud to be able to uphold the tradition of supreme craftsmanship which has distinguished Huntsman for more than 160 years,” Mr L’ Roubi said. “After being involved with collaborations on Savile Row, and serving as a judge at the 2011 Golden Shears Awards, I am delighted to become one of the Huntsman team as Creative Director. With the continuing support of Peter Smith our General Manager, and Patrick Murphy, Head Cutter, we can continue to achieve the highest standards of excellence in tailoring and country wear.”
Mr L’Roubi ‘s expertise in women’s bespoke will allow Huntsman to develop their range. “More and more women are seeking Savile Row tailoring, Mr L’Roubi notes,” Huntsman recognised this early on. In our Bond Street Atelier we look forward to offering a dedicated service to women looking for excellent tailoring and fit, alongside Huntsman’s formal menswear.” Patrick Murphy, Head Cutter added, “We are looking forward to working with Mr L’Roubi utilising his particular expertise in women’s bespoke tailoring .
In the best traditions of Huntsman’s distinctive sporting traditions, Roubi L’ Roubi is also well placed in his association with country tailoring. An accomplished dressage rider and keen shot, having designed a bespoke collection for Holland and Holland, he has long experience of creating functional, elegant clothing for the field..
Notes :
Huntsman is now under the co-ownership of Roubi L’Roubi and his business partner, Pierre Lagrange, effective 8th January
Roubi L’Roubi is a London designer who brings together the best traditions of Savile Row and Bond St. Across the Atlantic, Roubi is a member of the Costume Guild of Hollywood. Actress Zoe Sadana will wear Roubi’s period creations for her starring role in the forthcoming film about Nina Simone’s life.
Huntsman was founded in 1849 and has reigned supreme at the heart of Savile Row for over 160 years. The in-house team of cutters and tailors has ensured that many crowned heads, nobility, and stars have always looked the part.
Source: Huntsman

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January 10, 2013 at 10:05 am

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