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Delhaize Group sells interest in Singapore retailer Shop N Save
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today it has reached a binding share purchase agreement to sell its 49% shareholding in the Singapore food retailer, Shop N Save, to Singapore retailer Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Dairy Farm group for an amount of SGD 44.1 million (EUR 21.9 million).
Skanska secures US highway contract valued at SEK 715 M
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Skanska has received a contract to construct a new highway in North Carolina, in the US. The contract is valued at SEK 715 M (USD 94 M) and the customer is the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The contract will be included in order bookings for the fourth quarter of 2003.
Trintech Group Plc
Trintech Group Announces Acquisition of DataFlow Services
DUBLIN, Ireland and DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Trintech Group Plc (Nasdaq:TTPA (Prime Standard:TTP), a leading provider of transaction management and payment infrastructure solutions, today announced the acquisition of CW & Associates, Inc, trading as DataFlow Services, a private company, for a total consideration of approximately $5 million.
Crucell Presents Encouraging Results of its Malaria Vaccine Program
LEIDEN, The Netherlands and LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Nasdaq:CRXL) (Euronext:CRXL) presented encouraging study results on the efficacy of an experimental malaria vaccine at this week's Viral Vectors & Vaccines conference held in Las Vegas. The study is part of a close collaboration between Crucell and the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology at New York University (NYU) to provide proof of principle that a vaccine based on Crucell's AdVac(TM) technology1 is able to confer protection against malaria.
Hans-Erik Andersson named new CEO of Skandia
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hans-Erik Andersson has been named President and CEO of Skandia. Hans- Erik Andersson, 53, is currently Nordic Region Chairman for Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global leader in risk- and insurance advisory services and asset management, in both the life and property & casualty segments.
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
Class Action Filed Against Morgan Stanley And Van Kampen Funds by Rabin, Murray & Frank LLP on Behalf of Purchasers of Certain Morgan Stanley And Van Kampen Family Of Funds -- HCRAX, TEKAX, INLAX, HYLAX
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- A class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, case number 03-CV-8941, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Morgan Stanley Health Sciences Trust (Nasdaq:HCRBX) (Nasdaq:HCRCX) (Nasdaq:HCRDX); Morgan Stanley Technology Fund (Nasdaq:TEKBX) (Nasdaq:TEKCX) (Nasdaq:TEKDX); Morgan Stanley International Fund (Nasdaq:INLBX) (Nasdaq:INLCX) (Nasdaq:INLDX); Morgan Stanley High Yield Securities (Nasdaq:HYLBX) (Nasdaq:HYLCX) (Nasdaq:HYLDX) mutual funds between October 1, 1999 and December 31, 2002, (the "Class Period"). The complaint names Morgan Stanley; Morgan Stanley DW Inc. ("MSDW"); Morgan Stanley Investment Advisors, Inc.; Morgan Stanley Advisors LP; Van Kampen Investments Inc.; Van Kampen Asset Management Inc.; and each of the Funds.