Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

Constellation Brands Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

VICTOR, N.Y., Jan. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) (NYSE:STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, reported today its third quarter fiscal 2018 results. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands and Chief Financial Officer David Klein on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (eastern). Visit cbrands.com/investors to locate information for joining the conference call, or a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call.

This News Release features multimedia, including our latest Kim Crawford and Modelo Especial television advertising campaigns. For more, view the full release and financial tables on the attached.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) (NYSE:STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com

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World Finance explores the resilience of global financial markets

LONDON, Jan. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 2017 certainly provided plenty of challenges for corporations and business leaders, but their ability to withstand them and move forward was the year’s defining feature. And displays of resilience in the face of industry or global pressures are littered throughout the latest issue of World Finance.

Elizabeth Matsangou explores the renewed impetus given to Shinzo Abe’s eponymous economic programme following his snap-election win last year. Abenomics, which has been enforced since the prime minister’s re-election in 2012, had faced criticism in some quarters for its struggle to pull Japan out of deflation, but now looks set to continue.

Another individual that has had to fight against the tide is Robert Wessman, CEO of generic pharmaceutical company Alvogen. By investing early in biosimilar medicine, Wessman oversaw rapid company growth, even while the wider industry experienced cost pressures and price erosion on an unprecedented scale.

Elsewhere, Barclay Ballard takes a look at the topics likely to be discussed throughout the upcoming World Economic Forum, due to begin in Davos on January 23. Reasserting the benefits of globalisation will no doubt be high on the agenda after a year in which populist politicians have denounced it as a self-serving vehicle of the global elite.

The Paradise Papers leak that occurred back in November added further fuel to the belief that we live in a world where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Kim Darrah investigates how much we really know about the murky world of offshore tax havens and whether greater transparency is genuinely achievable.

Other features to be found in the new edition of World Finance include a discussion on whether China is massaging its GDP figures and a look at India’s efforts to improve its road infrastructure. There’s also a piece on the unprecedented rise of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the expected regulatory backlash.

For the best insights in finance, economics, markets and more, pick up your copy of World Finance, available in print, online and on tablet now.

www.worldfinance.com

World News Media is a leading publisher of quality financial and business magazines, which enjoys a global distribution network that includes subscriber lists of prominent decision-makers around the world.

CONTACT INFORMATION

World News Media
Elizabeth Matsangou
Editorial Department
+44 (0)20 7553 4162
elizabeth.matsangou@wnmedia.com

Hemp, Inc. Reports: Sessions’ Obsession about Marijuana Does Not Include Industrial Hemp and Definitely Not Kenaf

SPRING HOPE, N.C., Jan. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK:HEMP) executives respond today to the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole memo that ignited a marijuana stock sell-off.  However, Sessions’ stance on cannabis does NOT include industrial hemp and it definitely does NOT include kenaf, says Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. With 18,000,000 pounds of kenaf in inventory and another, approximate, 2,000,000 pounds of kenaf to be harvested early this year, Hemp, Inc. executives are not the least bit worried about their supply chain or if there will be any marijuana pushback by the federal government.

“Investors in Hemp, Inc. have nothing to worry about or fear,” says Perlowin. Hemp, Inc., as reported in a press release yesterday, is processing its first two purchase orders… a truckload of kenaf fiber and a truckload of its kenaf loss circulation material (LCM). “This was not two truckloads of recreational marijuana. This was not two truckloads of medical marijuana. This was not even two truckloads of industrial hemp. It was one truckload of kenaf LCMs that’s going to Texas and one truckload of kenaf fiber that’s going to New Jersey. So no matter how Sessions marijuana obsession plays out, Hemp, Inc. is a safe bet for anyone concerned or hesitant about this new development,” said Perlowin. As a global leader in the industrial hemp industry, with the largest multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, Hemp, Inc. is as sure of an investment as it was before Sessions’ unpopular new war on the marijuana industry was announced.

This opinion is shared by many others in the industrial hemp industry. Whole Foods Magazine published an article, What Sessions Move on Marijuana Means for Hemp, CBD, and it says Sessions’ decision should not affect businesses that are hemp-based. Sessions rescinding the Cole memo applies to marijuana related companies, not hemp companies. Read the full article here.

According to the article published in the RollingStone, Jeff Sessions’ unpopular decision brought “swift condemnation from both Republicans and Democrats” alike, with National Republican Senatorial Committee head, Senator Cory Gardner blasting Sessions as “a liar.” To read the full press release, click here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Hemp, Inc.
(855) HEMP-OUT
info@hempinc.com
http://www.hempinc.com

For Investor Relations, please send correspondence to: ir@hempinc.com

Enhesa Announces the Increase in Global Jurisdiction Coverage to 286 in 2018, and Celebrates Being Named to CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers

Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enhesa, the leading global content provider focused on environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance assurance support to industries worldwide, just announced the increase in global jurisdiction coverage for 2018 to reach up to 286.

Enhesa supports the Global EHS programs for many of the world’s largest companies by offering a standardized, consistent suite of services enabling them to be aware of, and stay in compliance with, EHS laws wherever they operate. As a result, today, Enhesa offers off-the-shelf services in an impressive 286 jurisdictions.

New additions to the Enhesa geographic catalogue in 2018 (in English) include the following jurisdictions:

  • Argentina – Chaco
  • Argentina – Chubut
  • Azerbaijan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada – Northwest Territories
  • China – Guizhou
  • China – Hainan
  • China – Heilongjiang
  • Ecuador
  • German – Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Germany – Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania
  • India Dadra -Nagar Haveli
  • India – Rajasthan
  • Macao
  • Malawi
  • Pakistan – Sindh
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland – Solothurn
  • Switzerland – Vaud
  • Turkmenistan

Enhesa has also increased coverage by providing local language versions for the following jurisdictions:

  • Argentina – Chaco
  • Brazil – Alagoas
  • Brazil – Amazonas
  • Brazil – Maranhao
  • Brazil – Mato Grosso
  • Brazil – Parana
  • Brazil – Pernambuco
  • China – Fujian
  • China – Guizhou
  • China – Hainan
  • China – Heilongjiang
  • Guinea – National
  • Macao
  • Mali
  • Mexico – Chiapas
  • Mexico – Michoacan
  • Mexico – Quintana Roo
  • Mexico – Tlaxcala
  • Morocco
  • Paraguay
  • UAE – Abu Dhabi

Peter Hermans, Enhesa CEO further points out: “We are extremely proud of the truly global coverage we are able to offer our multinational clients. But our commitment to supporting our clients does not stop here. We will continue to partner with our current and future clients to expand our coverage as their presence around the world spreads, and provide them with the tools they need to manage EHS legal compliance at the corporate, regional, divisional and site levels.”

In addition, Enhesa was selected, along with 19 other companies, to appear on CIO Review’s list of “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers” for 2017. To help CCOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right compliance technology provider for their enterprises, CIO Review’s selection panel evaluated and shortlisted hundreds of compliance technology solution providers that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions.

Enhesa provides time-saving, simplified regulatory analysis translated by our in-house team of analysts – who represent approximately 45 nationalities around the world. This is why Enhesa is the leading solution to regulatory compliance forecasting and intelligence that will save you ample time and money.

To find out more about how Enhesa can help support your global EHS compliance program, please visit enhesa.com.

Company Description:

Enhesa helps global multinational companies be compliant with, and stay on top of, Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Regulations wherever they operate.

Enhesa’s in-house team of multilingual regulatory analysts provide clear, concise and standardized content and insight on current and future EHS regulatory obligations in over 285 jurisdictions worldwide.

Enhesa’s Compliance Intelligence and Regulatory Forecaster services can be provided as an automated data feed – integrated with the world’s leading EHS software platforms.

Enhesa has offices in Brussels, Washington DC and Tokyo.

For more information, please visit enhesa.com or email info@enhesa.com

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Gloria Johnston
Enhesa
202-552-1090 ext. 203
gj@enhesa.com

Allison Gilmore
Enhesa
202-552-1090 ext. 242
agil@enhesa.com

Deputy PM calls for Samsung’s support in training, developing auxiliary industry

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung praised the fine development of a strategic partnership between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea at Friday’s reception in Hanoi for General Director of Samsung Vietnam Complex, Shim Won Hwan.

Mr. Dung said the good relations have demonstrated the trust of high-ranking leaders of the two countries and are reflected in effective cooperation between enterprises from both sides.

He called on Samsung to continue providing practical support in training and technology transfer to enable Vietnamese auxiliary industry firms to join Samsung’s value chains.

Mr Hwan congratulated the Vietnamese government for achieving growth targets and stabilizing the macro-economy, saying that this is a positive sign for Vietnam and creates opportunities for foreign investors including the Samsung Vietnam Complex.

Source: VOV5

Prime Minister works with Vietnam Rubber Group

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid a working visit to the Vietnam Rubber Group on the occasion of the New Year.

He recalled the sector’s tradition and contribution to Vietnam’s revolution and the working class formation.

He asked the sector to promote its achievements and reform management and organization, as well as push forward with transparent equitization. He suggested that the sector focuses on processing to create higher values.

Source: VOV5

Israel to expand Jewish settlements in West Bank

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for a meeting of its Supreme Planning Council next week to discuss widening Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

The meeting, scheduled for Monday, aims to approve new programs on planning and selling homes in the region. This is part of Lieberman’s policy to reinforce resettlements in Judea and Samaria.

Source: VOV5