In the thirdquarter of 2008, the Taiwanese server motherboard industry still posted slightshipment growth despite the global economic downturn. However, server demand inemerging markets is expected to grow less than expected in the future. Theserver motherboard industry thus is forecasted to experience negative sequentialgrowth in terms of shipment volume in the fourth quarter of 2008, which islikely to affect revenues of some Taiwanese server makers with high inventorylevels. DUBLIN, Ireland(Business Wire)Research and Markets( http://) hasannounced the addition of the "Tomorrow's Developing Asia" report to theiroffering. This report compares the future demographic and socio economic profiles of thedeveloping countries in Asia.
That is, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnamand Malaysia. While they have some similarities in that they are all younger andlower income populations the rate of development, employment and educationprofile and distribution by income do differ and have implications for thefuture opportunities for a range of products and services. The purpose of this report is to help strategic planners identify the relativepotential of these countries and where they should focus their resources overthe next decade. The report gives projections of the demographics (age,households, household structure, lifecycle profile, employment profile) andsocio-economics (Household income, and distribution of households by income)through to 2028. NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent New York lawyer accused of selling sham investments to hedge funds should be released on bail because all of the money the government alleges he received has been accounted for, his lawyer said on Thursday. Prosecutors said he cajoled his way into offices and tried to convince investors that worthless debt securities were real.Dreier, 58, has been jailed since his arrest on a charge of securities fraud and denied bail.In a bid to have Dreier released pre-trial, his lawyer said in a memorandum to a federal judge on Thursday that Dreier is cooperating with a court-appointed receiver for his assets."The Receiver found no indication that the defendant has available to him any substantial, unaccounted-for holdings or assets," the memo in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by attorney Gerald Shargel said.Shargel proposed that Dreier be released on $10 million bail, but under home detention, electronic surveillance and armed guards.
He argued Dreier's pre-trial release "would pose no actual risk of flight"."There is certainly no reason to believe the defendant has any criminal connections to enable him to flee the country and live as a fugitive," the memo said.A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan declined comment.The case against Dreier, founder and sole equity partner at the 250-attorney law firm Dreier LLP in New York, stunned the city's legal community. The Harvard Law School graduate is a 30-year veteran lawyer whose firm works in bankruptcy, litigation and employment law.A hearing on bail for Dreier was scheduled for January 22.The conditions proposed for Dreier are similar in many respects to those imposed on disgraced investment adviser Bernard Madoff, who is charged with running one of the biggest Wall Street frauds in history. Madoff, who prosecutors argued should be jailed pre-trial, is out on bail, but he may leave his apartment only for court appointments.(Editing by Andre Grenon) U.S.. HONG KONG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares will open 0.3percent higher on Friday, bouncing off a seven-week low on hopesof bigger support measures from the U.S. and China, but HSBC(0005.HK) is set for steep losses after a second broker downgradethis week. The stock is set to open down 3.3 percent at aten-year low of HK$63.8.