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CUP and Visa Sign MOU to Collaborate on Payments Security, Innovation and Financial Inclusion SHANGHAI -Friday 26 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- China UnionPay (CUP) and Visa Inc. today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Shanghai with both parties agreeing to collaborate on payments security, innovation and financial inclusion. The MOU was signed between Shi Wenchao, President of CUP, and Charlie Scharf,...

Arthur D. Little and SAMENA Council Equip Telecom Operators with New Insight into the MENA Opportunity Landscape -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the smartphone becomes the de facto standard for accessing the Web and over-the-top (OTT) services, it disrupts traditional telecom revenues. A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) and SAMENA Telecommunications Council (SAMENA Council) urges...

Retail Food Group's Global Platform Drives Record Performance -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Strong organic growth, acquisition synergies and revenue driving initiatives have delivered Retail Food Group Limited (RFG, the Company or Group)(ASX:RFG) record 1H16 underlying Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of $32.1m, an increase of 27.1% over the previous corresponding period...

A.M. Best to Sponsor Multaqa Qatar 2016 -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A.M. Best is an associate sponsor of Multaqa Qatar 2016, to be held 13–15 March in Doha, Qatar. A.M. Best will host a briefing on forthcoming revisions to the structure of Best’s Credit Rating Methodology at 15:00 on Monday 14 March at the conference venue, The St. Regis...

New analysis confirms OFEV® (nintedanib) slows disease progression in IPF and reduces risk of acute exacerbations -Thursday 25 February 2016

Pooled data from three key studies confirms that OFEV® slows disease progression by approximately 50% as measured by decline in forced vital capacity (FVC)*1-8 The pooled analysis also demonstrated that OFEV® significantly reduced the risk of acute exacerbations by...

Nearly 14% of Deals Covered by M&A Insurance Resulted in a Claim, According to AIG Study -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nearly 14 percent of M&A policies written globally by American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) resulted in a claim, according to a study of the global insurer’s representation and warranties (R&W) insurance claims data between 2011 and 2014. The study suggests a...

Dictum Health Announces FDA Clearance of Its IDM100 Medical Tablet for Comprehensive Cloud-Based Telehealth System -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dictum Health, Inc., an innovative medical device company with cross-industry expertise to provide the next evolution in the continuum of care, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance of its IDM100 medical tablet, a key...

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Acquires By Kilian -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that it has acquired By Kilian, the Paris-based prestige fragrance brand that embodies timeless sophistication and modern luxury. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2007 by Kilian Hennessy, By Kilian...

VimpelCom Introduces Network Virtualization Across Five Markets -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: VIP), the international communications and technology company that is committed to bringing the digital world to each and every customer, today announces plans to build a complete virtual network infrastructure providing 4G, 3G and 2G mobile data...

4G Connections Hit One Billion as Mobile Broadband Momentum Extends to the Developing World -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The number of 4G mobile connections worldwide has surpassed the one billion mark and is on track to account for a third of all mobile connections by 2020, according to a new study by the GSMA. The 2016 global edition of the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy’ series of reports points...

ZTE Vows to Be No. 1 in Global Smart City Arena -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE CIO Jane Chen delivered a speech on “Smarter City, Better Life” at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona on Feb. 22nd. She introduces three innovations made by ZTE in the field of “Smart City”: the Cloud-Network-Map top-level architecture; the shared city big...

Oasys Water Continues Expansion of Global Operations to Deliver Much Needed Industrial Water Treatment Innovation to... -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oasys Water, the world leader committed to developing innovative Forward Osmosis (FO) based solutions for transforming complex industrial wastewater streams into valuable freshwater resources, today announced that it has opened an office in Dubai to support business...

Research: Organisations Need to Leverage Collaboration Technology to Improve Their Competitive Position -Wednesday 24 February 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New research published today by Dimension Data reveals that technology has failed to improve the competitive positioning of global organisations. This is one of the key findings in their 2016 Connected Enterprise Report. The Report provides an overview of the state of...

H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih of Saudi Aramco is the 2016 “Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year” -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Energy Intelligence announced today that H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), has been named 2016 Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year. He was chosen by a selection committee made up of top...

OT and Etisalat Join Forces to Launch Internet of Things Services in Egypt -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces its collaboration with Etisalat Misr, a leading Telecommunications service provider, to launch M2M and IoT services. Relying on OT’s M-Sense...

ZTE and Korea Telecom Showcase Pre5G at MWC 2016 -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, today announced its joint demonstration with Korea Telecom at Mobile World Congress 2016. The companies will...

GSMA Report Shows Registered Mobile Money Accounts Increased by 31 Per Cent to 411 Million in 2015 -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today released its fifth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’. The report provides a quantitative assessment of the industry, drawing on the results of the annual GSMA Global Adoption Survey of Mobile Financial Services, data from the GSMA Mobile...

Elixir Technologies Teams with Armor to Enhance Enterprise Cloud Security -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Elixir Technologies announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Armor (www.armor.com), an industry leader in active cyber defense, offering a highly secure, compliant and scalable cloud infrastructure. Armor will provide the cloud infrastructure for Tango+,...

Rimini Street Expands and Increases Investment in Japan with New Osaka Office -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(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...

A.M. Best Special Report: Low Oil Prices and Political Instability Provide Testing Times for Middle East And North... -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Once viewed as an economic powerhouse amongst emerging markets, the Middle East region has recently succumbed to a deterioration in medium-term economic forecasts. The unrelenting low oil prices and persisting regional instability are two key challenges likely to dictate the...