Sample Research Reports

Sample Reports

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Henkel AG & Co. (HEN:DE)

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA is a Germany-based manufacturing company founded in 1876 by Fritiz Henkel. It is organized into three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. A product from the Laundry & Home Care business unit is what started the Henkel business. The Beauty Care business unit is operating in the branded consumer goods business area with hair cosmetics, body care, skin care and oral care, as well as the professional hair salon business area. The Adhesive Technologies business unit provides solutions for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings in two business segments: Industry, and Consumers, Craftsmen and Building.


Tesco PLC, incorporated on November 27, 1947, is engaged in retailing and associated activities in the United Kingdom, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, India, Malaysia, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey.
The Company also provides retail banking and insurance services through its subsidiary, Tesco Bank. The Company’s operations in the United Kingdom is the within the Company, with over 3,000 stores. The Company’s in-store picking model is complemented by a small number of specialized dotcom-only stores, which allow the Company to respond to customer demand. The Company’s Click & Collect service is a part of its multichannel offering and enables customers to pick up their shopping when and where it suits them. It has over 1,500 Click & Collect collection points for general merchandise and over 150 Grocery Drivethru outlets in the United Kingdom.

Sime Darby (SIME:MY)

Sime Darby Berhad is a Malaysia-based investment holding company. The company through its subsidiaries is involved in plantation, property, industrial equipment, motors, and energy and utility sectors. Sime Darby Berhad operates in five segments. Its plantation segment is engaged in production and marketing of fresh fruit bunches, crude palm oil, palm kernel, rubber and refining and marketing of palm oil related products. Its property segment develops and markets residential, commercial and industrial properties and development land and management and provision of golf and other recreational facilities and services. Industrial segment is engaged in sales, rental and servicing of heavy equipment. Motors segment provides assembly and distribution of vehicles and the provision of after-sale services. Its Energy & Utilities is engaged in engineering, power generation and supply of treated water, and ownership management of port facilities.


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ AAPL)

Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets a range of personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, and sells a range of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. Its products and services include Macintosh (Mac) computers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Xserve, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, third-party digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. The Company sells its products globally through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. As of September 25, 2010, the Company had opened a total of 317 retail stores, including 233 stores in the United States and 84 stores internationally.

Just Eat PLC (LON:JE)

JUST EAT plc is a United Kingdom-based operator of online and mobile market place for takeaway food. The Company's segments include United Kingdom, Denmark and Other. It offers JUST EAT application, which allows customers to search and order food from local restaurants. The Company enables restaurants and customers to connect through JUST EAT platform for ordering food delivery. It allows customers to search for local restaurants using their postcode and any cuisine preference. It transmits the details of customers order to the takeaway restaurants through Just Connect Terminals (JCTs), which restaurants use to accept orders and send confirmations to the customer. The restaurant delivers the food to the customer, who can choose to pay online at the point of ordering or cash upon delivery. It has operations in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Asya Katilim Bankasi (ADR) (Over The Counter ASYKY)

Asya Katilim Bankasi A.S. (Bank Asya) is a Turkey-based private finance house, which offers interest-free banking services. The Bank's main activity is to collect and provide funds in the form of current accounts and profit/loss sharing accounts. Its services include retail banking, credit card services, corporate banking, small- to medium-sized enterprise banking, international banking and leasing services. In addition to providing traditional banking services through its branches, Bank Asya also offers Internet banking services, ALO ASYA telephone banking services, automated teller machines and post office service terminals. As of December 31, 2010, Bank Asya had 175 branches banks. It also conducts business activities, and receives correspondent banking services from over 1000 foreign banks.

The Boeing Company (New York Stock Exchange BA)

The Boeing Company (Boeing) is an aerospace company. Boeing is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services. The Company operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS), Global Services & Support (GS&S), and Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC). Boeing Other segment includes the activities of engineering, operations and technology (EO&T), and shared services group (SSG), as well as intercompany guarantees provided to BCC. In July 2010, the Company acquired Narus, which is a provider of network traffic and analytics software. On August 5, 2010, the Company acquired Argon ST, Inc. (Argon). In December 2010, Boeing completed the acquisition of the business and operations conducted by Summit Aeronautics Group in Helena, Montana.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (New York Stock Exchange BMY)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) is engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceutical products on a global basis. The Company's products are sold worldwide, primarily to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, government entities and the medical profession. It manufactures products in the United States, Puerto Rico and in eight foreign countries. On October 12, 2010, the Company acquired ZymoGenetics, Inc. (ZymoGenetics). In September 2011, the Company acquired Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Dell Inc. (Dell) is a technology company that offers a range of technology product categories, including mobility products, desktop personal computers (PCs), software and peripherals, servers and networking products, storage and services. Its services include a range of configurable information technology and business services, including infrastructure technology, consulting and applications, and product-related support services. It operates in four global business segments: Large Enterprise, Public, Small and Medium Business, and Consumer. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and supports a range of products and services that can be customized to individual customer requirements. In February 2011, it acquired Compellent Technologies, Inc.During the fiscal year ended January 28, 2011, it completed five acquisitions. In August 2011, the Company acquired Force10 Networks.

Kuwait Food Company Americana KSC (Kuwait Stock Exchange FOOD)

Kuwait Food Company Americana SAK is a Kuwait-based public shareholding company engaged in the manufacture, import, wholesale and retail of consumer food and beverage products across Kuwait and the Arab markets. The Company is also engaged in the operation of fast food restaurants and international franchises in Kuwait and the Middle East. It operates over 1200 outlets worldwide. Its franchises include Hardee's, TGI Friday's, Krispy Kreme, KFC, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, Samadi and Fish Market. Its consumer food and beverage products are manufactured in five countries, and are marketed across the region under such brand names as Americana Meat, Americana Cake, Farm Frites, California Garden, Heinz, Koki, Greenland, Americana Olives, Gulfa and Beefy. The Company's subsidiaries include Egyptian Co. for International Touristic projects (Americana), Egypt; Gulfa for Mineral Water, United Arab Emirates, and Al Ahlia Restaurants Co., Saudi Arabia.

Embraer SA (ADR) (New York Stock Exchange ERJ)

Embraer S.A. (Embraer) is engaged in the manufacturing of commercial aircraft. Embraer is a supplier of defense aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. The Company has sold aircraft to armed forces in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Its defense and security business accounted for 12.5% of its revenue during the year ended December 31, 2010. The Company has developed a line of executive jets based on one of its regional jet platforms and launched new executive jets in the entry-level, light, ultra-large and mid-light/mid-size categories: the Phenom 100/300 family, the Lineage 1000 and the Legacy 450/500 family, respectively. Its executive jet business accounted for 21.3% of its revenue during 2010. Its aviation services business accounted for 10.5% of its revenue during 2010 and other related businesses, accounted for 1.8% of its revenue during 2010. In April 2011, it announced the acquisition of 50% of the capital stock of Atech Negocios em Tecnologias S.A. (Atech).

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange ETISALAT)

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation is a United Arab Emirates-based company engaged, together with its subsidiaries, in providing telecommunication services, media and related equipment, as well as related contracting and consultancy services to international telecommunications companies and consortia. The Company offers its services mainly through three segments, namely Home & Personal, Business and Travelers. Its Home & Personal segment offers landline, mobile and Internet. Its Business segment covers voice, mobile and wireless, payment services and business connectivity solutions. Its Travelers segment covers visitors and travelling abroad. The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include, among others, Emirates Telecommunications and Marine Services FZE, Emirates Cable TV and Multimedia LLC, Etisalat Services FZE, Etisalat Services Holding LLC and Etisalat International Nigeria Limited.

FedEx Corporation (New York Stock Exchange FDX)

FedEx Corporation (FedEx), is a holding company. It provides a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services under the FedEx brand. The Company operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx Express) is an express transportation company, offering time-certain delivery within one to three business days and serving markets. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. (FedEx Ground) is a provider of small-package ground delivery service. FedEx Freight Inc (FedEx Freight) is a provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) freight. FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. (FedEx Services) provides its other companies with sales, marketing and information technology support. On February 22, 2011, it completed the acquisition of the Indian logistics, distribution and express businesses of AFL Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliate Unifreight India Pvt. Ltd.

Ford Motor Company (New York Stock Exchange F)

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is a producer of cars and trucks. Ford and its subsidiaries are also engaged in other businesses, including financing vehicles. It operates under two segments: Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive segment includes the operations of Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe and Ford Asia Pacific Africa. Financial services include the operations of Ford Motor Credit Company and Other Financial Services. Other Financial Services includes a variety of businesses including holding companies, and real estate. On August 2, 2010, the Company, through its subsidiary, Volvo Personvagnar Holding AB, sold 100% of the outstanding shares of Volvo Personvagnar AB to Geely Sweden AB (Geely Sweden). It also sold 100% of the membership interest of Volvo Cars of North America, LLC to Mintime North America, LLC (Mintime). During 2010, it acquired the remaining interest in S.C. Automobile Craiova SA. (ACSA), thereby holding 100% interest.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ GOOG)

Google Inc. (Google) is focused on improving the ways people connect with information. The Company generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising. The Company focuses on areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, and enterprise. Businesses use its AdWords program to promote their products and services with targeted advertising. In addition, the third parties that comprise the Google Network use its AdSense program to deliver relevant ads that generate revenue and enhance the user experience. In February 2010, the Company acquired Aardvar and On2 Technologies, Inc. In May 2010, The Company acquired of AdMob, Inc. (AdMob). In August 2010, the Company acquired Slide, Inc. (Slide). In December 2010, the Company acquired Widevine Technologies, Inc. (Widevine). In April 2011, the Company acquired PushLife. In September 2011, the Company acquired Zagat.

H.J. Heinz Company (New York Stock Exchange HNZ)

H. J. Heinz Company together with its subsidiaries is engaged in manufacturing and marketing a range of food products throughout the world. The Company's principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, infant nutrition and other food products. The Company's products are manufactured and packaged to provide safe, wholesome foods for consumers, as well as foodservice and institutional customers. The Company manufactures and contracts for the manufacture of its products from a variety of raw food materials. The Company operates in five segments: North American Consumer Products, Europe, Asia/Pacific, U.S. Foodservice and Rest of World. In April 1, 2011, the Company acquired 80% stake in Coniexpress S.A. Industrias Alimenticias. In November 2, 2010, the Company acquired Foodstar Holding Pte (Foodstar).During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company sold its Appetizers And, Inc. frozen hors d'oeuvres business.

HTC Corporation (Taiwan Stock Exchange 2498)

HTC Corporation is principally engaged in the research, development and manufacture of smart handheld devices. The Company provides touch phones, personal digital assistant (PDA) phones, smart phones, Android phones and panel computers, among others. It offers its products under the brand named HTC, including HTC Wildfire, HTC Desire, HTC Flyer, HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC Aria and HTC 7 Trophy, among others. The Company distributes its products in domestic and overseas markets.

Hugo Boss AG (Preference) (XETRA BOS3)

Hugo Boss AG is a Germany-based manufacturer of clothing for the international fashion market. The Company is represented by two core brands: BOSS and HUGO. The Company's core brand, BOSS includes such collections as BOSS Black, providing business ensembles, casual sports clothing and evening wear for men and women; BOSS Selection, offering luxury menswear and accessories; BOSS Orange, offering casual, vibrant colors fashion for men and women; and BOSS Green, a fashion-oriented collection of menswear which also offers accessories. The HUGO brand provides unconventional and avant-garde fashion for men and women. It also offers shoes and leather accessories, as well as fragrances, cosmetics, watches and eyewear. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had 52 subsidiaries throughout the whole world.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ GMCR)

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffee maker businesses. The Company operates in two business segments: the Specialty Coffee business unit (SCBU) and the Keurig business unit (Keurig). SCBU sources, produces and sells more than 200 varieties of coffee, cocoa, teas and other beverages in K-Cup portion packs and coffee in more traditional packaging, including whole bean and ground coffee selections in bags and ground coffee in fractional packs, for use both at-home (AH) and away-from-home (AFH). Keurig is a manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems, targets its premium single-cup brewing systems for use both AH and AFH, mainly in North America. Its primary sales is from its Keurig single-cup brewing system, which includes its Keurig single-cup brewer, K-Cup portion packs used by the system, as well as related accessories. In May 2010, the Company acquired Diedrich Coffee, Inc.

Linkedin Corporation (New York Stock Exchange LNKD)

LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn) is a professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Through the Company platform, members are able to create, manage and share their professional identity online, build and engage with their professional network, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities. Its members create profiles that serve as their professional profiles and are accessible by any other member, as well as anyone with an Internet connection. On July 29, 2010, LinkedIn completed the acquisition of mSpoke, Inc. (mSpoke), a provider of next generation personalization solutions. On September 22, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of ChoiceVendor, Inc. (ChoiceVendor), a provider of real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (Euronext Paris MC)

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (LVMH) is a France-based luxury goods company. The Company owns a portfolio of luxury brands and its business activities are divided into five business groups: Wines and Spirits, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelry, Fashion and Leather Goods, and Selective Retailing. The activities of the wines and spirits sector include the Champagne and Wines branch, and the Cognac and Spirits branch. LVMH is present in the perfume and cosmetics sector with the French Houses Christian Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy and Kenzo brands. The Fashion and Leather Goods business group includes Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, Fendi, Loewe, Celine, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Pucci and Berluti. Watches and Jewelry sells products, such as TAG Heuer, Hublot, Zenith, Dior Watches, Chaumet, Fred and De Beers. The Selective Retailing businesses operate in two segments: travel retail and the selective retail concepts represented by Sephora and Le Bon Marche.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange 2010)

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is a Saudi Arabia-based public shareholding company that operates in the chemicals and metals industry sectors. The Company manufactures and markets its products throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Its products are divided into five segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics. Its Chemicals segment includes olefins, oxygenates, aromatics, chemical intermediates, fiber intermediates, industrial gases and linear alpha olefins. The Plastics products include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyester, and poly-olefins. Its Fertilizers products consist of urea, and ammonia and phosphate. Its Metals products include flat and long steel products. Its Innovative Plastics products include resins, specialty film & sheet, Polymershapes and Exatec. SABIC manufacturing facilities are located in the cities of Al-Jubail, Dammam and Yanbu.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation is engaged in developing, licensing and supporting a range of software products and services. The Company also designs and sells hardware, and delivers online advertising to the customers. It operates in five segments: Windows & Windows Live Division (Windows Division), Server and Tools, Online Services Division (OSD), Microsoft Business Division (MBD), and Entertainment and Devices Division (EDD). The Company's products include operating systems for personal computers (PCs), servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and online advertising. It also designs and sells hardware, including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console and Xbox 360 accessories. Its cloud-based computing services include Bing and Windows Live Essentials suite.

Christian Dior SA (Euronext Paris CDI)

Christian Dior SA is a France-based holding company engaged in the production and distribution of consumer goods. The Company has six principal product lines: haute couture, marketed under the Christian Dior brand; wines and spirits, including the Moet&Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy brands; fashion and leather goods, comprising the Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Donna Karan, Celine and Thomas Pink; perfumes and cosmetics, including the Guerlain, Givenchy and Christian Dior brands; watches and jewelry, comprising the TAG Heuer, Fred, Chaumet and Zenith brands, and selective retailing, such as the Sephora, DFS and Le Bon Marche brands. The Company distributes its products through the Company-owned shops and licensed distributors in Europe, the United States, Japan and Asia Pacific. Christian Dior SA operates through several subsidiaries including, Christian Dior Couture S.A., Christian Dior Hong Kong Ltd, Christian Dior Italia Srl and Christian Dior Couture FZE, among others.

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (New York Stock Exchange NOK)

Nokia Corporation (Nokia) has three operating segments: Devices & Services; NAVTEQ, and Nokia Siemens Networks. Devices & Services is responsible for developing and managing the Company's portfolio of mobile products, as well as designing and developing services, including applications and content. NAVTEQ is a provider of digital map information and related location-based content and services for mobile navigation devices, automotive navigation systems, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. Nokia Siemens Networks provides mobile and fixed network infrastructure, communications and networks service platforms, as well as professional services and business solutions, to operators and service providers. In April 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Novarra, Inc. and MetaCarta Inc. In September 2010, Nokia acquired Motally, Inc. In December 2010, Renesas Electronics Corporation acquired Nokia Wireless Modem business.

Orascom Telecom Holdings (S.A.E) (Cairo Stock Exchange ORTE)

Orascom Telecom Holding SAE is an Egypt-based mobile telecommunications company engaged primarily in network operation activities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its segments include Global System for Mobile Communications, which covers mobile telecommunications services activities of the Company, including sale of pre-paid telephone cards, post-paid and monthly subscriptions packages, telephone packages and roaming; Telecom Services, which includes the sale of handsets, including ring tones and other cell phone products and activities relating to the rental of portals to allow satellite roaming calls and value added service activities, and Internet and Fixed Line, which includes the Internet and fixed telecommunications services of the Company. In July 2010, OTH completed the sale of its Internet services arm, LINKdotNET and Link Egypt, to the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services. In January 2011, it completed the sale of Orascom Tunisia Holding Ltd and Carthage Consortium Ltd.

Plus Expressways Berhad (Bursa Malaysia PLUS)

PLUS Expressways Berhad (PEB) is an investment holding company. The Company is engaged in provision of expressway operation services. Its subsidiaries are engaged in investment holding, highway concessionaires and related services. The Company operates in three geographical segments: Malaysia, which is engaged the operations in Malaysia, including investment holding and provision of expressway operation services; India and Mauritius, which is engaged in the operation in this India and Mauritius, including investment holding and expressway operation services, and Indonesia, which is engaged in the operation in Indonesia, including expressway operation services. On June 11, 2010, the Company acquired 20% interest in Touch

Qassim Cement Company (Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange 3040)

Qassim Cement Company (QCC) is a Saudi Arabia-based public shareholding company engaged in the production and marketing of cement and its derivatives. The Company produces three types of cement, namely Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), which is used in all types of regular and reinforced concrete; Sulphate Resistant Cement (SRC), which is used in the areas where soil contains high proportions of sulphate, and Finishing Cement, which is used for all kind of finishing jobs. The Company holds 99% stakes in its subsidiary, namely Cement Industries Company Ltd. During 2010, the Company produced 3.50 million ton clinker and 4.22 million ton cement. The Company's factory is located in Buraydah, Al-Qassim.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ QCOR)

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Questcor) is a biopharmaceutical company. Questcor primary product is H.P. Acthar Gel (repository corticotropin injection) (Acthar), an injectable drug that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Acthar is approved for the treatment of 19 indications. The Company generates most of its net sales from two indications: the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS), in adults, and the treatment of infantile spasms (IS), in infants and children under two years of age. Its other product is Doral (quazepam), which is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings. Acthar label includes other indications, such as Rheumatic Disorders, Collagen Diseases, Dermatologic Diseases, Allergic States, Ophthalmic Diseases and Respiratory Diseases.

Alstom SA (Euronext Paris ALO)

Alstom SA is a France-based company that specializes in the manufacture of transport and energy infrastructure. The Company divides its activity into three sectors. The Power Sector offers a range of power generation solutions from integrated power plants for all types of fuel to a range of services, including plant modernization, maintenance and operational support. The Transport Sector serves the rail passenger travel and freight markets with rail transport products, systems and services. Alstom SA designs, develops, manufactures, commissions and maintains trains, and develops and implements system solutions for rail control. It also designs and manages the creation of new railway lines, and offers maintenance and renovation programs. The Grid Sector designs and manufactures equipment and engineered turnkey solutions to manage power grids and transmit electricity from the power plant to the large end-user. The Company's operational subsidiaries are owned by Alstom Holdings.

Ur-Energy Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange URE)

Ur-Energy Inc. (Ur-Energy) is an exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the identification, acquisition, evaluation, exploration and development of uranium mineral properties located primarily in the United States with additional exploration interests in Canada. The Company has three wholly owned subsidiaries: Ur-Energy USA Inc., ISL Resources Corporation and CBM-Energy Inc. The Company's Canadian properties include Screech Lake and Gravel Hill, which are located in the Thelon Basin, Northwest Territories and Bugs, which is located in the Kivalliq region of the Baker Lake Basin, Nunavut. As of December 31, 2010, the Company's land portfolio included 13 projects in the United States and three exploration projects in Canada. In January 2011, the Company announced the expansion of its the United States exploration activities into western Nebraska.

Vodafone Group plc (London Stock Exchange (LON) VOD)

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a mobile communications company operating across the globe providing a range of communications services. The Company offers a range of products and services, including voice, messaging, data and fixed-line solutions and devices to assist customers in meeting their total communications needs. Vodafone has a global presence, with equity interests in over 30 countries and over 40 partner markets worldwide. It operates in three geographic regions: Europe, Africa and Central Europe; Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, and has an investment in Verizon Wireless in the United States. In October 2010, Vodafone Global Enterprise, the business within Vodafone, announced the acquisition of two telecom expense management (TEM) companies, Quickcomm and TnT Expense Management.

Woolworths Limited (Australian Stock Exchange (Sydney) WOW)

Woolworths Limited is an Australia-based company. The Company has six segments: Australian Food and Liquor; New Zealand Supermarkets; Petrol, which involves procurement of Petroleum products for resale to customers in Australia; BIG W, which involves procurement of discount general merchandise products for resale to customers in Australia; Consumer Electronics, which involves procurement of electronic products for resale to global customers, and Hotels, which involves provision of leisure and hospitality services including food and alcohol, accommodation, entertainment and gaming. During the fiscal year ended June 27, 2010 (fiscal 2010) it operated 3,199 stores in Australia and New Zealand. It also operated 975 supermarkets under the Woolworths and Safeway brands in Australia, and under Woolworths, Foodtown and Countdown brands in New Zealand. The liquor retailing division services different customer through BWS, Dan Murphy, Woolworths/Safeway attached liquor outlets.

Yelp! Inc (:NYSE)

Yelp Inc. (Yelp), formerly Yelp! Inc., connects people with local businesses. Its users contribute reviews of
every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics and plumbers. Its platform provides local businesses with a range of free and paid services, which help them to engage with consumers at moment when they are deciding where to spend their money. The Company generates revenue from the sale of advertising on its Website to local businesses and national brands. In addition, it enables local businesses and national advertisers to deliver advertising to local audiences through its platform.

Major Cineplex Lifestyle Leasehold PROP (MJLF:BAK)

Major Cineplex Lifestyle Leasehold Property Fund is a closed-end property fund incorporated for the purpose of investing in property or property leasehold rights. The Fund is managed by ING Funds (Thailand) Company Limited. As of December 31, 2010, the Fund invested in leasehold rights of three lifestyle entertainment complex buildings_ Major Cineplex Ratchayothin, of which the Fund acquired leasehold rights from June 26, 2007 to June 26, 2037 (total of 30 years)_ Major Cineplex Rangsit, of which the Fund acquired leasehold rights from June 26, 2007 to March 1, 2029 (total of 21 years eight months four days), and Suzuko Avenue Ratchayothin Lifestyle Complex, of which the Fund acquired leasehold rights from December 29, 2010 to December 28, 2040 (total of 30 years)

The Bahraini Saudi Bank BSC (BSB:BSH)

The Bahraini Saudi Bank BSC is a Bahrain-based public shareholding company that offers commercial and retail banking solutions to both corporate and individual clients in accordance with Islamic Shariah principles. The Bank offers its services through four business segments: Retail Banking segment offers operative accounts, investment products and bill payment services_ Premium Banking division offers personalized and teller services, financial planning and account services_ Commercial Banking division covers accounts and investments, trade services and a range of financing products, such as ijara, murabah, musharakah and istisna, and Treasury Services segment provides market news, exchange rates in all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) currencies and other major currencies, wakala deposits and other related services. It is operational through a network of nine branches and automated teller machines (ATM) located in Bahrain. The Bank is a subsidiary of Al Salam Bank Bahrain.

Borusan Mannesmann Boru San. ve Tic. AS (BRSAN TR)

Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (Borusan Mannesmann) is a Turkey-based manufacturer of pipes and tubes. It produces a range of products_ such as water pipes, hollow sections, oil and water well pipes, line pipes, pressure tubes, mother tubes, precision tubes and protective coatings. It also manufactures concrete pump pipes, oil pipes, and sprinkler pipes. While providing products for various fields including energy, construction, automotive, installation, white goods and furniture_ Borusan Mannesmann also takes place in national and international projects. It has five manufacturing facilities, four in Turkey, Inc. (NASDAQ AMZN), Inc. ( is a customer-centric company for three primary customer sets: consumers, sellers and enterprises. In addition, the Company generates revenue through other marketing and promotional services, such as online advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements. The Company operates in two segments: North America and International. The Company serves consumers through its retail Websites, and focus on selection, price, and convenience. It designs its Websites to enable products to be sold by it and by third parties across dozens of product categories. It also manufactures and sells the Kindle e-reader. It offers customers membership in Amazon Prime. It also provides easy-to-use functionality, fulfillment and customer service. In February 2010, the Company acquired Touchco, a touch screen technology company.

Bolu Cimento Sanayii A.S. (BOLUC TR)

Bolu Cimento Sanayii A.S. (Bolu Cimento) is a Turkey-based construction materials manufacturing company. The Company's principal activities include the production and sale of clinker and cement, as well as waste removal through incineration. It s product portfolio consists of Portland cement, composite cement, trass cement, blast furnace slag cement, sulfur-resistant cement and clinker, and low-alkali clinker. Bolu Cimento operates a clinker production facility in Bolu, cement grinding and packing plants in Ankara and Eregli, and a cement packing unit in Istanbul. It has a production capacity of 1,500,000 tons of clinker per year and a milling capacity of 4,000,000 tons of cement per year. The Company is part of the Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumu (OYAK) Cimento Grubu.

Aseer Trading, Tourism & Mfg. Company (Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange, 4080)

Aseer Trading, Tourism & Mfg. Company is a Saudi Arabia-based investment company engaged in three main industrial activities: manufacturing, Agriculture and investment. Its investment portfolio includes private and public industrial companies engaged in food, petrochemical, building and construction material, as well as in financial services and real estate development. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries are Dallah for Industrial Investment Company, Halawani Brothers Company (Egypt), Khawatem Trading & Contracting Co. Ltd., Al Nasrah International Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., Al Ustool Arabia Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., Al Mawajed International Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. and Al Tilal Regional for Investment Company Ltd. It also has a 62.30% stake in Textile & Garment Company, a 57.30% stake in Al Rabia Saudi Food Ltd., a 55.51% stake in Halawani Brothers Company, a 50.4% stake in National Co. for Packaging Materials Ltd.


Kadrawy Sukuk

Khadrawy Sukuk by Emirates Airlines is considered to be another milestone in the industry, whereby, through its innovative structure, the Sukuk came to finance Aircraft manufacturing process, “an Istisna’a” , while keeping the instrument tradable from a Sharia perspective. Where All debt-based contracts such as Murabaha and Istisna’a, in Sharia, are deemed untradeable unless commingled with other equity-based assets constituting at least 33% of the portfolio.

The International Finance Facility for Immunisation

IFFIM is the First ever SRI Sukuk issued in the International and domestic Markets by the international Finance Facility for Immunization “IFFIM”. The IFFIM is one of the most important Supranational Organizations in the world; it was set up in 2006 to rapidly accelerate the availability of Funds for Gavi immunization programs.