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  • European Companies Increase Fight for American Defence Business

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The flow of European companies making acquisitions in the American defence sector became a flood in 2008, accounting for 73% of deal activity by value.

    Jane’s Industry Quarterly Editor Guy Anderson explained, “2008 also saw the largest defence deal of the decade as Italy’s Finmeccanica finally pushed into America with the $5.2 acquisition of DRS Technologies. There are strong indications that a number of European

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • IHS to Hold Annual Shareholder Meeting May 14, 2009

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, will hold its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. EDT at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York. The meeting will also be webcast live that day and can be accessed at

    The agenda for the meeting is to:

  • Three Bidders Vie for Gatwick Airport as Bidding Closes

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“BAA may not get the asking price they want for Gatwick as bidding closes for the sale of Gatwick Airport,” explained IHS Jane’s Aviation Analyst Chris Yates. “BAA put the facility on the market in September 2008 with a price tag of £2 billion, but industry insiders suggest this was substantially higher than its actual market value.”

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • IHS to Hold Annual Investor Day Conference May 13, 2009

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, will host its annual Investor Day conference in New York City on May 13, 2009 at The Waldorf=Astoria, 301 Park Avenue. The conference will focus on detailed overviews of the IHS business.

    The expected presenters include:

  • IHS/SCI Launch Euro Blue Book

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS and SCI develop online Euro Blue Book an essential tool for on line steel designers.

    The IHS/SCI Euro Blue Book gives section properties and member capacities in tabular form for use in design, to the new pan-European design standards for structural steel, BS EN 1993-1:2007.

    Product Design
  • IHS and International Society of Automation Expand Exclusive Relationship for Delivering ISA Standards

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, and The International Society of Automation (ISA), a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation, today announced the expansion of an existing agreement for worldwide distribution of ISA standards. This expanded, exclusive agreement makes ISA standards available via the

    Product Design
  • World Construction Market Hit with Steepest Drop in 20 Years

    LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world's construction market is set to be hit with the steepest decline in global construction spending in at least 20 years as activity contracts 3.7% in 2009, according to the IHS Global Insight Construction Services' updated Global Construction Outlook. Contractions in world construction activity are unusual, but are occurring because of the simultaneous downturn in national economies around the globe.

    Financial Markets
  • Japan Vows to Shoot Down North Korean Missile If It Fails

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) is preparing to destroy a ballistic missile test-fired from North Korea should a failed launch pose a danger to Japan, Jane's Defence Weekly has reported.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • Jane’s Defence Weekly’s Image Analyst Reveals North Korea’s Rocket is in it Final Stages of Preparation

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe and analysed by Jane's Defence Weekly has revealed that North Korea is nearing the final phases of preparing to launch a rocket from its launch site at Musudan-ni.” Pyongyang is expected to launch the rocket, which it claims is a satellite launch vehicle, some time between 4 and 8 April.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • CERA: Low Oil Prices Putting Supply Growth at Risk

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The collapse in oil prices could end up cutting the growth in future oil supply in half from what would have been anticipated during the high price period, according to a new study from Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), an IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) company. The Long Aftershock concludes that about 7.6 million barrels per day (mbd) out of total potential future net growth of 14.5 mbd from 2009 to 2014 are “at