Monday, May 10, 2010

Asian shares rose driven by European bailout

. Monday, May 10, 2010
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Asian shares rose for the first time in a week due to speculation the bailout to help European countries telilit widening debt crisis prevention efforts in this area. U.S. Futures shares also rose.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Japan's largest bank by market value rose by 1.1% in Tokyo and Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan's largest brokerage, rose 1.5%.

Shares of BHP Billiton Ltd., The world's largest mining company, rose by 1.7% in Sydney. Panasonic Corp., Producer of the world's largest plasma television, a decrease of 2.4% after its net profit forecast missed analyst estimates.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose as much as 0.6% to 119.07 at 9:49 pm Tokyo time, with more than double the share rising from the stock falls. Six of the ten industries listed in the index increases. Stocks futures on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose by 2.1%.

Finance ministers of the European Union entered into an agreement to set up emergency loan funds amounting to 440 billion euros, 60 billion euros will be taken directly from the EU budget, according to three officials who attended the meeting in Brussels.

Additional funds will be provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but the three officials did not provide details of the amount.

Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose by 0.7%, South Korea's Kospi rose by 1.1% and S & P / ASX 200 rose by 1.3%.

S & P 500 fell 1.5% on May 7 and then after fears of the worsening debt crisis that could trigger goyahnya European confidence in the trading mechanisms in financial sector


Menicon Appoints Director of Business Development North Asia

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Menicon Co.., Ltd.. on May 10 announced the appointment of Jackson Leung as Director of Business Development North Asia in kelompon Strategy and Global Operations Menicon. Jackson will report to Jonathan Jacobson, General Manager, Operations Strategy Global Menicon.

Jackson joined Menicon with more than 20 years experience in the contact lens industry, having held various management positions at several leading companies, including Bausch & Lomb and Essilor. Jackson is an eye doctor who has undergone training. During the last 10 years, Jackson was responsible for business Bausch & Lomb Polymer Technology in Asia, where he led the expansion of lenses and lens care business of Boston (R) in the region.

Important areas of expertise in developing educational programs Jackson practitioners, new product launches, and developing and managing distribution.

Jackson commented: "I'm happy now joined Menicon to help develop and grow the business Menicon in China and neighboring markets. By looking at the products in the future and Menicon commitment to all facets of the contact lens industry, this is an exciting and challenging role for me .

Toshio Matsushima, Senior Executive Menicon Co.. Ltd.., Adding: "We are very pleased to welcome Jackson to Menicon. Knowledge, experience and leadership will be invaluable in developing our business in China and throughout the region. We are very focused on developing our presence in China through our local partners and with distributors Menicon, Itabashi Trading Corporation. Jackson will lead all activities Menicon in China and throughout North Asia. "

About Menicon:

Menicon Co.., Ltd.. (, which was founded by Kyoichi Tanaka in 1951, is the first contact lens manufacturer and the largest in Japan, and now represented in over 30 countries. Menicon is a manufacturer for all business lines and soft contact lenses GP including material development, lens designing, and manufacturing and contact lens care solutions. Menicon is the world leader in the development of hyper-Dk GP (Menicon Z) and soft contact lenses

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