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GC Securities* Completes First Ever Indemnity Triggered Multi-Europe Peril Only 144A Catastrophe Bond for Assicurazioni... NEW YORK -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC, a U.S. registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/NFA/SIPC, today announced the placement of Principal At-Risk Variable Rate Notes, with notional principal at €200,000,000, through a newly formed special purpose vehicle...

GSMA Report Highlights Impact of Taxation on Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion’. The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services and its...

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Among Those Participating in MPEG LA’s CRISPR-Cas9 Joint Licensing... DENVER -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- World licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC is pleased to announce that key CRISPR patent holders have submitted patents in response to MPEG LA’s call to participate in the creation of a global CRISPR-Cas9 Joint Licensing Platform and that patent submissions continue to be...

GSMA Announces New Developments in Mobile for Development Programme Initiatives DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced several developments in its Mobile for Development programme, all of which support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Connected Woman initiative announced new commitments by five mobile network...

Coriant Appoints Khaled Zeidan as Managing Director, Middle East and Africa CAIRO -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced the appointment of Khaled Zeidan as Managing Director of Middle East and Africa. In his role, Zeidan will be responsible for...

Andersen Global Initiates Expansion in Egypt SAN FRANCISCO -Monday, July 10th 2017 [ar]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is proud to announce the addition of a presence in Egypt by way of a Collaboration Agreement with Maher Milad Iskander and Co., an Egyptian tax and legal firm based in Cairo. “Our collaboration with the member firms of Andersen Global enhances our ability...

Governments in the MENA Region Should Champion Taxation Reforms for Greater Mobile Connectivity, Says New GSMA Report LONDON -Monday, July 10th 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that seven MENA countries, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey, could improve access to mobile connectivity by reforming their mobile taxation regimes. In its latest report ‘Delivering Mobile Connectivity in the Middle...

New Report from Arthur D. Little Highlights 5G Opportunities for Operators LONDON -Monday, July 10th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In its latest report ‘5G Deployment Models Are Crystallizing’, Arthur D. Little (ADL) examines the opportunities that exist for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems enabled by the next generation of mobile networks. Promising huge increases in speed and...

Dole Food Company, Inc. Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents and Expiration of the Consent Solicitation Relating to... WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -Saturday, July 8th 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dole Food Company, Inc. (“Dole”) announced today that it has received the requisite consents (the “Requisite Consents”) with respect to its previously announced solicitation of consents (the “Consent Solicitation”) regarding certain amendments (the “Amendments”)...

VR and AR Examined from All Angles at IBC2017 LONDON -Friday, July 7th 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) will come under real-world scrutiny at IBC2017, with opportunities throughout the show to learn more about these new technologies - from their current place in the market to the opportunities they offer, as...

Octapharma Activities Prominent at the Upcoming 2017 ISTH Congress in Berlin, Germany LACHEN, Switzerland -Thursday, July 6th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Octapharma today announced that it will be actively involved in a wide range of activities at this year’s International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress. The Congress will be held in Berlin, Germany from 8–13 July. Octapharma is delighted to be a...

ABB Completes Acquisition of B&R ZURICH -Thursday, July 6th 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB today announced that it has completed its acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH), the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. The transaction,...

Andersen Global Announces Global Board of Directors SAN FRANCISCO -Thursday, July 6th 2017 [ar]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is proud to announce the appointment of its Global Board of Directors led by Global Chairman and CEO, Mark Vorsatz. Andersen Global was established in 2014 as the international entity surrounding the development of a seamless professional services model...

Murex is Positioned as Category Leader for FRTB by Chartis PARIS -Thursday, July 6th 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Murex, a global leader in trading, risk management and processing solutions has been positioned at the top of the market potential axis in the RiskTech Quadrant® for FRTB solutions 2017 published by Chartis Research. This detailed report outlines many of the challenges...

GSMA Appoints Laxmi Akkaraju Chief Strategy Officer  LONDON -Thursday, July 6th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the appointment of Laxmi Akkaraju as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Akkaraju, who was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at EVRY, will join the GSMA effective 1 September and will report to GSMA Director General Mats Granryd. As Chief...

IFAC Calls for Action by G20 Countries to Build a Strong, Transparent Global Economy to Inspire Confidence NEW YORK -Thursday, July 6th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global economic stability and transparency and the rebuilding of public trust will be greatly enhanced by a determined G20 push for stronger governance across all sectors, according to IFAC—the International Federation of Accountants. In advance of the G20 Summit 2017 in...

Lumileds Officially an Independent Company as Funds Affiliated with Apollo Global Management and Philips Complete... SAN JOSE, Calif. -Thursday, July 6th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting...

Saison Information Systems Establishes EMEA Operations Base TOKYO -Thursday, July 6th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.  (JASDAQ:9640) (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Kazuhiro Uchida) opened an office in London on July 6, 2017. It will function as an operations base for servicing the EMEA region, with an initial focus on sales of HULFT, the company’s...

Celgene Corporation Enters Into Global Strategic Immuno-Oncology Collaboration with BeiGene to Advance PD-1 Inhibitor... SUMMIT, N.J. & BEIJING -Thursday, July 6th 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) and BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE) entered into a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize BeiGene’s investigational anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor, BGB-A317, for patients with solid tumor cancers in the...

Andersen Tax Debuts in Africa  SAN FRANCISCO -Wednesday, July 5th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Tax makes its debut in Africa as the former Partners of WTS ADEBIYI & Associates, a tax firm based in Nigeria, adopt the Andersen name. The firm, which joined as a collaborating firm in May of 2017, has locations in both Lagos and Abuja. This week they become a member...