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Toshiba Memory to Rebrand as “Kioxia” in October TOKYO -Friday 19 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation announced today that it will officially change its name to Kioxia Holdings Corporation on October 1, 2019. The name Kioxia (kee-ox-ee-uh) will be adopted for the names of all Toshiba Memory companies, largely effective on the same...

GSMA Signs £38 Million Funding Partnership With the Department of International Development -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that it has signed a thirty-eight million-pound partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ‘Partnership for Inclusion, Innovation and Scale’ will provide funding for the GSMA’s Mobile for Development work on...

AHF to WHO: Ebola Response, Too Little, Too Late! -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 17 as a long overdue acknowledgement that the current Ebola outbreak remains uncontained and still poses a...

Boehringer Ingelheim Expands Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Pipeline Through Collaboration and License Agreement... -Thursday 18 July 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc. today announced that they are entering into a new collaboration and license agreement with the goal of developing Bridge Biotherapeutics’s autotaxin inhibitor BBT-877 for patients with fibrosing interstitial lung...

Volaris Acquires MDS Global, Adding A Market-Leading Cloud-Based BSS Platform to their Communications and Media... -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MDS Global Ltd, a leading BSS-as-a-Service provider today announced that the company has been acquired by Volaris Group (“Volaris”). The operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is committed to strengthening and growing vertical market technology companies....

GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities. As part of the Connected Society...

Visa Acquires Payworks -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has acquired Payworks, a Munich-based provider of next-generation payment gateway software for the Point of Sale (POS). Visa will bring Payworks’ cloud-based solution for in-store payment processing together with its CyberSource digital...

Movistar Chile continues boosting its 4G networks with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s Multiband links -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Telefónica, through their brand Movistar Chile, in a continuous effort of improving its 4G network, deployed SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution. Movistar Chile aims to continue increasing the mobile backhaul capacity and improve the overall network reliability due...

Moody’s to Sell Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Business -Wednesday 17 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has agreed to sell its Moody’s Analytics’ Knowledge Services (MAKS) business to Equistone Partners Europe Limited (Equistone), a European private equity firm. MAKS is a leader in knowledge process outsourcing...

Andersen Global Enters Senegal, Expands Presence in Africa -Wednesday 17 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce a collaboration agreement with Cabex, one of the oldest legal and tax consulting firms in Senegal. Senegal thus becomes the thirteenth African country where Andersen Global has a member or collaborating firm offering legal...

Youth Population to Drive Strong Subscriber Growth Across Sub-saharan Africa, Finds New GSMA Study -Wednesday 17 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile...

Airtel And MTN Launch GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative Promoting Digital Inclusion in Rwanda -Wednesday 17 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme...

AHF: Clock Is Ticking, WHO – Act Now on Ebola! -Tuesday 16 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the first reported case of Ebola emerging this week in Goma, a populous city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi, medical care providers and public health advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are speaking out...

ResMed Inc. Completes $500M Private Placement Debt Offering -Tuesday 16 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) announced today the successful pricing and closing of a private placement offering of $250,000,000 principal amount 3.24% senior notes due July 10, 2026, and $250,000,000 principal amount 3.45% senior notes due July 10, 2029. Net proceeds...

Global ‘HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey’ 2019 Released -Tuesday 16 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- On World Youth Skills Day, HBR Ascend, a mobile-first learning platform for young professionals from Harvard Business Review, released the 2019 edition of the HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey providing valuable insights about the new perspectives and opinions of millennials...

Launch of Stats Perform Creates World’s Leading Sports AI and Data Company -Tuesday 16 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, STATS and Perform completed regulatory and closing requirements to officially combine creating the leading sports company in artificial intelligence (AI) and data, operating under the new name Stats Perform (www.statsperform.com). By harnessing the most advanced sports...

AM Best Named Best International Ratings Agency for Takaful at 2019 International Takaful Awards -Tuesday 16 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- AM Best has been named the “International Best Ratings Agency” for Takaful at the International Takaful Awards 2019, held in conjunction with the 13th International Takaful Summit at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. The International Takaful Awards recognise...

TRIGO Announced as Toyota’s Official Quality Partner -Monday 15 July 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- TRIGO Group was selected by Toyota to be their sole provider in quality control, inspection, and management activities. For more than 20 years, TRIGO has been offering quality management solutions focused mainly for the automotive and aerospace industries and is now...

Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires AMAL Therapeutics, Significantly Enriching Its Cancer Immunology Portfolio with Novel... -Monday 15 July 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced its acquisition of all shares of AMAL Therapeutics SA, a private Swiss biotechnology company focused on cancer immunotherapy and advancing first-in-class therapeutic cancer vaccines derived from its technology platform KISIMA. AMAL’s lead...

Designing the Finance Function of the Future Needs Strong Management to Lead Change -Monday 15 July 2019

Insights on what will shape the future of the finance function are laid out today in a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and PwC called Finance: a journey to the future? The report summarises the responses of over 1,100 members and PwC contacts...