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Asian Activities Report for December 15, 2011: DeNA (TYO:2432) and Alibaba Cloud Computing to Form Strategic Alliance in China.

Sydney, Australia, Dec 15, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - DeNA Co., Ltd. (TYO:2432) has agreed to form a strategic alliance with Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud"), a subsidiary of China's Alibaba Group to provide DeNA's Mobage social gaming platform to consumers and developers in China. The two parties will work together to bring Mobage to Chinese consumers on Aliyun OS-based smartphones in early 2012. In addition, DeNA will make the company's proprietary ngCore game engine available and easily accessible to Chinese game developers through AliCloud's cloud services.

Marubeni Corporation (TYO:8002) has agreed to acquire a 40% equity interest in APT Allgas Energy Pty Ltd ("Allgas"), a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Group (ASX:APA) in Australia. APA is a major energy company involved in the ownership, operation and management of gas pipelines and gas distribution networks throughout Australia. Through its interest in Allgas, Marubeni will become the first Japanese corporation to participate in the gas distribution network business in Australia.

Japan Airlines and WestJet Airlines (TSE:WJA), a low-cost airline in Canada have signed a codeshare agreement which will place the "JL" flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights between Vancouver and six Canadian cities - Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, from December 15, 2011. The agreement will expand the total number of Canadian cities in Japan Airlines' network from three to seven.

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:4005) and Nabaltec AG (ETR:NTG) of Germany have been in discussions about collaborating on their Alumina and Aluminum Trihydroxide businesses. The companies have agreed to start collaborating first in the commercial area. Beginning December 1, 2011, Nabaltec will be supplying Sumitomo Chemical an exclusive grade of fine precipitated Aluminum Trihydroxide for sale in East Asia.

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