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  • IHS Reaffirms 2009 Financial Guidance

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, is reaffirming its 2009 revenue and adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) guidance.

    As previously announced, IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) is holding its Investor Day conference in New York City today, Wednesday, May 13, 2009. The conference will be webcast live, beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT, on the

  • Red Hot Defence Market Growth Looks Set to Continue as Australian Defence Deals Increased by 200% between 2007 and 2008

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International interest in the Australian defence market sent deal values and volumes soaring by 200% Jane's Industry Quarterly reveals.

    Commitment to military modernization in Australia will see defence spending increase by 3% per year until 2018 which is the primary factor driving acquisition activity in the Australian market.

    Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • 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