Best and worst states for credit: the full list
The annual list of best and worst states for credit conditions is based on an analysis of the unemployment rate, bankruptcy rate, foreclosure rate, average credit score and credit card delinquency rate of each state.Here are the 2012 results:RankState1.North Dakota2.Vermont3.South
MISC: Terminated Shareholder Agreement To Build Oil Storage In Malaysia
MISC Bhd (3816.KU), the world's largest operator of liquefied natural gas carriers by fleet size, said Friday that it has terminated a shareholder agreement with China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. (G92.SG) to develop an oil storage tank terminal.
Reports Of EDF CEO Being Replaced Are "Baseless" - French Government
Reports that Henri Proglio, the chairman and chief executive of Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) is to be replaced by Guillaume Pepy, head of the French state-owned railway company SNCF, are "baseless," a spokesman for the French government said Friday.
Yancoal Australia 1st Half Net Profit A$415.7 Million; Up 66%
China-backed Yancoal Australia Ltd. (YAN.AU) said Friday it will cut costs and review expansion plans in response to weak coal markets, as it booked a 66% rise in first-half net profit.
China Merchants Bank 1st Half Net Profit Rises 26% on Higher Net Interest Income
China Merchants Bank Co. (3968.HK) said Friday first-half net profit rose 26% because of an increase in net interest margin and higher income and commission fees.
China Prospects for Overseas Gold With Bid for Barrick Gold
After years of scooping big overseas energy and industrial metal assets, China is gaining momentum in another commodity sector: gold.
CapitaMalls Asia Prices S$250 Million 10-Year Bond Issue - Term Sheet
Singapore shopping mall developer CapitaMalls Asia Ltd. (JS8.SG) has priced a 250 million Singapore dollar (US$200 million) 10-year bond issue, according to a term sheet seen by Dow Jones Newswires Friday.
BASF, Cargill, Novozymes Collaborate On Acrylic Acid Research
German chemicals company BASF SE (BAS.XE), U.S.-based commodities company Cargill, Inc. and Danish biotech company Novozymes A/S (NVZMY) said Friday an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials has been reached.
India Auditor Faults Government for Handing Delhi Airport, Land to Private Operators at Low Price
India's federal audit body has criticized the government for allowing the private operator of Delhi's international airport to get hold of a major airport for 60 years and several hundred acres of land at a low price.
Acer Swings To Net Profit In 2Q; Slow Sales, Stiff Competition In 3Q
Taiwanese personal computer maker Acer Inc. (2353.TW) swung to a net profit in the second quarter, but the company continues to struggle with slow sales and stiff competition from Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPad and other tablets.