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Automotive Industry Adopts GSMA Embedded SIM Specification to Accelerate Connected Car Market LONDON -Thursday, February 11th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading companies from across the automotive and transportation sector are supporting the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification to help accelerate the growth of the connected car market, the GSMA announced today. The interoperable specification has been backed by international brands...

The European Society of Cardiology announces winners of innovative cardiovascular research grant programme INGELHEIM, Germany -Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Five grants awarded to projects in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the USA, exclusively supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Winners chosen from over 500 entries by an independent Scientific Committee appointed by the ESC (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The European Society of Cardiology...

International Coalition Announces Criminal Lawsuit Against Petrobras et al in Spanish Criminal Court -Wednesday, February 10th 2016 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Asociacion de Afectados de Petrobras, a Madrid-based shareholder association; International Securities Associations & Foundations Management Company for Damaged Petrobras Investors (Bolsa Madrid) Ltd. (“ISAF Petrobras”); and a coalition of international law firms,...

MENA Women in Finance award launched at diversity event Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 10th 2016 [ar]

A new Middle East & North Africa (MENA) ‘Women in Finance’ award has been launched at an event in Dubai which looked at how businesses can encourage greater diversity and benefit in the process.   The award initiative was announced by event host ACCA (the Association of Chartered...

GSMA Announces Security Guidelines to Support Growth of the Internet of Things LONDON -Wednesday, February 10th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the availability of new guidelines designed to promote the secure development and deployment of services in the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. The document, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’, has been developed in consultation with the...

Arabia CSR Awards 9th Cycle launched Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, February 10th 2016 [ar] [fr]  

The region’s premier CSR and Sustainability Awards scheme was officially launched in the United Arab Emirates in a press conference held this morning. Currently in its ninth cycle, the Arabia CSR Awards have been successful in unveiling the good examples and best practices coming out of public...

Innovation and Preservation of the Environment and Natural Resources, at the Heart of the OCP Group Strategy and Its... LAÂYOUNE, Morocco -Tuesday, February 9th 2016 [ar] [fr]

The Foum El Oued Technopole which is a platform for innovation and research and development designed to facilitate the development of the Southern regions The integrated industrial fertilizer production platform and the newly developed wharf (BUSINESS WIRE)-- With an investment of...

Ferring announces the start of the PRONOUNCE Trial for patients with advanced prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease... SAINT PREX, Switzerland -Tuesday, February 9th 2016 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today the commencement of the Phase 3b PRONOUNCE Trial. The trial will compare the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in patients with prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), receiving the GnRH receptor...

Boubyan Bank Offers the First Contactless Payment Cards to Kuwait Thanks to OT COLOMBES, France -Tuesday, February 9th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions today announced its selection by Boubyan Bank, a leading bank in Kuwait to offer the first contactless payment cards.   In order to offer its customers...

ADM Further Expands Global Sweetener Footprint With Purchase of Moroccan Processing Facility CHICAGO -Tuesday, February 9th 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it has agreed to acquire from Tate & Lyle (LON: TATE.L) a Casablanca, Morocco-based corn wet mill that produces glucose and native starch.   “The Morocco plant, which serves both global and regional...

TOMTEC’s Corporate Brand Identity Change MUNICH -Tuesday, February 9th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For 25 years, TOMTEC has been known for its analytical software, especially in 3D ultrasound within the fields of cardiology and radiology. The company has made a name for itself in the clinical environment and industry, as well as in research centers, due to its consistent...

J.P. Morgan Sponsors Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships NEW YORK -Tuesday, February 9th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With a long-standing presence in the Middle East serving clients across the region for 80 years, J.P. Morgan is delighted to announce the firm’s sponsorship of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the second year running. This year marks the 24th ATP event and the...

Uganda Deploys Biometric Technology to Improve General Election Transparency LONDON -Monday, February 8th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In ten days, on February 18th Uganda’s General Elections will take place. The Electoral Commission of Uganda is partnering with Smartmatic, the world’s leading electronic voting technology company, to use a biometric voter authentication technology solution that validates...

Astrazeneca’s Combination of Durvalumab with Tremelimumab Shows Clinical Activity in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer... LONDON -Monday, February 8th 2016 [ar] [fr]

Lancet Oncology reports Phase Ib study (study 006) of combined PD-L1 and CTLA-4 checkpoint inhibitors in locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC   Early results support AstraZeneca’s combination strategy in immuno-oncology with potential combination efficacy for patients with PD-L1...

Bapco Successfully Trains 200 People Using a Mix Telematics Safety Solution Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, February 8th 2016 [ar]  

During 2015, MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, in conjunction with the Learning Section of Bapco’s HR Department, has trained 200 people in defensive driving techniques, through MiX Telematics’s e-Learning program. The final 20...

Xignite Closes $20M Series C Funding Round Led by QUICK Corp. SAN MATEO, Calif. -Monday, February 8th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xignite, the leading provider of market data cloud solutions for financial institutions and financial technology companies, today announced that it has raised $20.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Tokyo-based QUICK Corporation, part of the Nikkei Group and...

Business Leaders Discuss the Impact of VAT on Businesses in the United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday, February 7th 2016 [ar]  

In June 2014, the long anticipated announcement came from the UAE Ministry of Finance about its plans to establish a corporate tax and VAT regime as part of its efforts to ‘[ensure] the sustainability of the federal government’s financial resources.’ (Ministry of Finance, 2014 annual...

Murex is Recognized as the Number One Overall Top Technology Vendor in the Treasury and Capital Markets Industry for the... PARIS -Saturday, February 6th 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Murex, the leading provider of integrated trading, risk, and processing solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as the Number One Overall Top Technology Vendor in the treasury and capital markets industry at the Risk Awards 2015 ceremony, hosted by Risk Magazine...

Organizations Waste an Average of US$122 Million per US$1 Billion Spent on Projects PHILADELPHIA -Friday, February 5th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 2016 Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance reveals organizations around the world waste an average of US$122 million for every US$1 billion spent on projects as a result of poor project management practices. This...

Gartner Releases Report on Evaluating Independent Support as Part of an Organization’s “Postmodern ERP” Strategy LAS VEGAS -Friday, February 5th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc., the leading independent provider of enterprise software support services for SAP SE’s (NYSE:SAP) Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE:ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle...