Calata Corporation Is Ready If Needed For Investigation

Whether a famous icon is a tycoon, musician or actor; rumors and scandals will always follow him around. However, the real reputation killer there are those who believe and spread the rumors, whether or not they are true. How to deal with these kind of rumors, you ask? Just keep calm and be positive.

Currently, the 31-year-old CEO of Calata Corporation, Joseph Calata, is dealing with rumors regarding his corporation. According to Calata Corp News, there had been reports that there was stock manipulation in the shares of the corporation. Recently, the corporation reached a high peak of P24 per share. Regulators came to the accusation of a price manipulation because of the rollercoaster ride of the stocks of the corporation.

Calata’s stock shares started at P7.50 and reached P24 per share as stated on Calata Corp news. At some point, the company shares fell almost 26 percent to 5.65 each and declined to 32 percent earlier in the session. This was why the accusation of stock manipulation was brought up. The stocks might have been sold to dummy accounts according to the said accusation.

Despite being a modest-sized company, Calata Corporation IPO has been labeled as the best performing IPO in the stock exchange. Calata Corporation also became the biggest seller of agricultural feeds, chemicals, fertilizers and seeds. The corporation also reached a market cap of 4B pesos, making Joseph Calata worth 2.6Billion. That being said, it’s not surprising that there would be rumors surfacing about the corporation.

The accusations were answered by the corporation immediately. According to Calata Corp news, Calata answered the issue by claiming that it is not his company which is under investigation but the shares and shareholders involved. He also added that what happens to the trades are already beyond control as it is in the hands of traders. The corporation also pointed out that it was Joseph Calata himself who called the Philippine Stock Exchange to investigate the movements of their shares.

Calata remained calm with the incident. He is one hundred percent sure that his hands are clean on this issue. Some plans that Calata had for the company was affected with the rumored manipulation though. Which is why Calata is very much willing to cooperate with the investigation if needed.

Mood Media Corporation Appoints New Senior Management Talent

London 4 January, 2011 Claude Nahon has been appointed President of Mood Media Europe, a division of Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), a leading in-store media specialist.

Reporting to Mood Media Corporations Chief Executive Officer, Lorne Abony, Mr Nahon was previously Managing Director of Mood Media France.

Vanessa Walmsley, has been appointed to the new role of Senior Vice President of Mood Media Europe and will report to Mr Nahon.

Mrs Walmsley was previously the Senior Vice President for Corporate Marketing, Mood Media Corporation.

These appointments will create a strong management team within Mood Media Corporation as it positions its business for growth in the European in-store marketing sector. The company has identified Europe as a key market for developing in-store marketing and will be boosting its sales capability to drive business growth.

Lorne Abony, CEO of Mood Media Corporation, said: I am extremely pleased these appointments have been made from within Mood Media Corporation. Claude and Vanessa have a combined 7 years of experience with the company and this is reflective of their commitment to Mood Media Corporation and the industry.

These appointments demonstrate the wealth of talent we have within the company as we strengthen our management team. The team will be focused on developing the European sales capability as we position ourselves for growth.

Mood Media Corporation is the leading in-store media specialist, creating sensorial consumer experiences through music, visual and scent to drive point-of-purchase sales.

About Mood Media Corporation

Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM) is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase.

Operating through its two principal divisions; In-Store Media and Retail Point-of-Purchase; Mood Media Corporation works with more than 800 retail chains in more than 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Mood Media Corporation was formed in June 2010, following the acquisition of Mood Media Group SA by Fluid Music Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries Mood Media, Somerset Entertainment and Trusonic Inc., Mood Media Corporation is driving growth of in-store media solutions across multiple markets.

Mood Media Corporation operates an international in-store media and music retail business with an extensive geographic footprint and a broad client base including several multinational blue chip organizations.
For more information on Mood Media Corporation visit www.moodmedia.com or contact:

Alan OSullivan
Fleishman-Hillard
Tel: +44 (0)20 7395 7017
E-mail: alan.

The Kerala perspective about ASEAN FTA !

Why does Kerala dread the Indo-Asean FTA ? Reasons are many.

Kerala Govt had asked the Centre to put 1400 items under the Negative List. Only 489 items have been now included in the Negative List.

The import tax on Kerala’s products like coffee, tea, rubber, copra, coconut, coir, cashew, pepper, cardamon, coconut oil etc will have to be brought down to 50% or less by 2019. Import tax for Palm Oil has to be brought down to 40%.

After 2005, import tax is cent percent for tea and coffee. It is 70% for pepper and 90% for Palm Oil. When import tax on these items comes down to 40%, the backbone of Kerala economy will be threatened.

The Left and Saffron parties are against the Congress Govt signing the deal. They are going to start movements against the deal.

There are 3.6 lk workers working in the coir sector and 2.5 lk in the cashew sector. This year’s cashew exports are 1500 crores. All these will be affected as the pact comes into effect from Jan 1, 2010.

The lowering of import tax on fish products and coconuts will affect the 1 million labourers working in the fisheries sector and 35 lk farmers in the coconut sector will also be affected.

While this is the Kerala perspective, the Center begs to differ saying that the pact may be a big challenge but it is a great opportunity. The Centre points out that India’s bilateral trade had gone to $ 37 b with ASEAN and $80 b with EAS ( East Asia Summit ) countries.

EAS countries are 16. Six more countries added to the ten ASEAN member nations – China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, S Korea and India !

Jupiter will be in Aquarius, in India’s Eighth House, the House of Hindrances, when this pact becomes operational.

Let us hope that, after the initial hurdles, India will capture the one trillion dollar ASEAN market !

Article by Govind Kumar, astro scholar, writer and academician of . His Google+ Profile is and Youtube url

Sensex India Role And Economic Scenario

Economic slowdown has its effects on each and every segment in varying intensities and the stock market is no exception. There is no panicky situation at present; the recession that turned many face severe financial crunch is now over. And recovery is in full swing. In fact, the BSE sensex, compared to other world stock market indices, has been exhibiting a fast upward trend. It is the Sensex India figures on the positive flow that has led many foreign investors to invest in the Indian market.

Investors trading in BSE stocks thus have reasons to smile. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest bourse, has played an instrumental role in giving shape to the Indian capital market. What was started by a group of experienced stock brokers is today one of the top rated stock exchanges in the world. The BSE is still a major contributor in the capital market, raising funds from the general public, facilitating companies further expand business horizons as well as generating capital for the Government’s developmental activities. In terms of the number of transactions taking place in all the stock exchanges of the world, the BSE stands fifth. The 30 most active stocks of various sectors traded via the BSE are a source of survival for many, encompassing stock brokers, investors, companies, and more.

Market analysts and experts who have been studying the BSE sensex closely for years together, witnessing both rise and fall, have predicted that infrastructure, finance, real estate will be the key booming sectors in the years to come. Investors are now eager to put in their resources in these areas besides other sectors which they feel will maintain a balanced trend.

As a market indicator, the BSE sensex shows both the profit margin and loss of the companies registered with BSE. The rise and fall of any sector or a company exhibiting a low ebb while another high in the graph are all a result of market volatility. Market situations govern companies’ performance. And the performance of all Sensex India companies is measured in the sensex index. This sensex index figures may seem confusing to novice investors. But they pick up momentum once they understand the implications. The investor who does get updated with the latest happenings of the market stays at the winning edge because knowledge of the market is a must before investing.

Using Farsi Translation To Work With Irans Economic Advancement

Farsi is primarily spoken in certain countries in the Middle East, namely Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is also spoken or used to some extent in nearby countries such as Armenia, Iraq, Bahrain, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

It is totally understandable, however, if the usual focus of global businesses is expansion into Iran. Granted, the country has been the target of trade restrictions by other countries, but such restrictions have not stopped Iran from plodding on and continue improving its economic standing. And thanks to its immense natural resources, Iran has been succeeding in this aspect. Getting the best Farsi translation is, therefore, just goes hand in hand with trying to gain an entry into Irans high-potential markets.

By global standards, specifically when based on purchasing power parity (or PPP), Iran is the 18th largest economy in the world. This is due largely to its vast oil reservesin fact, about half of the governments budget comes directly from the countrys sales from oil and natural gas. Well, those are the immense benefits you reap if you have the worlds second largest natural gas reserves and the worlds third largest oil reserves. Plus, a lot of that oil (as of 2004) remains untapped and just waiting for the right infrastructure, investor, and the perfect economic dynamics. This means Irans development is not even in full swing yet, which is even more reason to translate business material into Farsi.

Iran is widely considered to have the great potential to fully develop into an energy superpower. Currently, however, it has earned the United Nations classification as a semi-developed country, mainly because of Irans small but diverse industrial and manufacturing base. Simply put, the country is on the verge of a full-blown economic blossoming, and businesses know this. Language translation companiesthose that are actually based in Farsi-speaking countries or offshore (with headquarters in US or the UK and a network of translators around the world)know the direction of the wind, so to speak, and so have beefed up their Farsi translation teams.

Although Irans native companies and manufacturers do their best to remain self-sufficient, such companies usually reach out and partner with companies from other nations. One of the most important examples would be the Iran Khodro Company, which is the countrys largest manufacturer of vehicles, such as cars, sedans, buses and mini-buses. As the leading automaker in Iran, Iran Khodro produces nearly a million units of vehicles a year.

Aside from producing vehicles under its own brand names, the company also has partnerships with different foreign car makers such as Suzuki, Mercedes Benz and PSA Peugeot Citroen. Under the said partnerships, Iran Khodro locally manufactures vehicles such as the Grand Vitara for Suzuki, or Peugeots various saloons. It is reasonable to assume, of course, that these partnerships with foreign companies were initiated with the help of Farsi translation teams to bridge the communication gap between the local company in Iran, and potential foreign partners.