Swatch Group, the world's biggest watchmaker, reported 2007 net income Friday March 14th of 1.015 billion Swiss francs (644.2 million euros, 1.0 billion dollars), up 22.3 percent from the previous year.
Myanmar's military government will hold a new sale of gems, pearls and jade in March, in a bid to earn much-needed foreign currency despite calls to boycott the auctions, state media said Sunday February 10th.
Myanmar's military government sold 600 lots of gems and jade at a recent auction, state media said Sunday, January 20th, earning much-needed foreign income for the isolated junta as it faces stiff economic sanctions.
Military-run Myanmar has opened another major auction of gems and jade in the nation's economic hub Yangon, despite international efforts to cut off the junta's sales, state media said Wednesday, January 16th.
Military-run Myanmar will hold a new auction of gems and jade in January, state media said Friday, December 14th, amid calls for a boycott and sanctions against the junta following its bloody crackdown on protests.
Military-run Myanmar has wrapped up a gem auction, a major money-spinner for the junta, state media said Tuesday, november 27th despite sanctions and calls for a boycott following its deadly crackdown on protests.
Finnish customs arrested five European and African citizens as they were trying to smuggle fake brand watches and mobile phone components destined to the Spanish and Polish markets, the Finnish authorities said on Wednesday, July 25th.
Singapore's CMS Resources Pte Ltd said on Wednesday it plans to acquire land and plantations in the coming months in a bid to secure feedstock for its two biodiesel plants amid soaring palm oil prices.