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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]



(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International General Insurance Holdings Limited today reported earnings for the first half of 2016.

Overall, the Group announced gross written premiums of $126.8 million for the period ended 30 June 2016 as compared to $122 million for the previous period of 30 June 2015. Net underwriting profits increased to $28.4 million, a growth of 39% as compared to the previous period. The combined ratio improved to 81.9% as compared to 89% reported for the previous period.

In addition, the Group reported net earnings of $19.8 million for 30 June 2016, an increase of 22% as compared to $16.2 million for the previous period. IGI reported a return on equity (on an annualised basis) of 13.2% in the first half of the year, co ... Read more »

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LAS VEGAS - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Organization has successfully leveraged independent SAP support in U.S. since 2009;
Now expands support coverage worldwide to Japan, China and Brazil, and further reduces annual maintenance costs

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc., the leading global provider of independent enterprise software support services for SAP SE’s (NYSE:SAP) Business Suite, BusinessObjects and HANA Database software and Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE:ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion, Oracle Retail and Oracle Agile PLM software, today announced that Pioneer Corporation, a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, has expanded the scope of Rimini Street independent support for its mission-critical SAP ERP system, including support for the company’s SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (APO) application, to cover operations in Japan, China and Brazi ... Read more »

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DANBURY, Conn. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:IMS) and Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced key senior management roles in the future Quintiles IMS corporate leadership team, subject to the completion of the merger.

Senior functional leaders reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ari Bousbib will include Michael McDonnell, EVP and Chief Financial Officer; James Erlinger, EVP and General Counsel; and Trudy Stein, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Global business leaders reporting to Mr. Bousbib will include, for the clinical research business, Tom Pike, Vice Chairman and President, Research & Development Solutions; and for the commercial business, Kevin Knightly, President, Information and Technology Solutions; José Luis Fernández, President, Global Services; Jon Resnick, President, Real-World Insights; and Scott Evangel ... Read more »

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Leading satellite operator will be world's first company to launch a geostationary satellite on a reusable rocket in Q4 2016

LUXEMBOURG & HAWTHORNE, Calif. - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and SpaceX announced today they have reached an agreement to launch SES-10 on a flight-proven Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:

The satellite, which will be in a geostationary orbit and expand SES’s capabilities across Latin America, is scheduled for launch in Q4 2016. SES-10 will be the first-ever satellite to launch on a SpaceX flight-proven rocket booster.

SES-10 will be positioned at 67 degrees West, pursuant to an agreement with the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), and will be used for the Simón Bolivar 2 satellite network. Wi ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Tuesday, August 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Tec Corporation (TOKYO:6588) announced today that all of its newly-engineered multifunction peripherals (MFPs): the e-STUDIO2500AC series, e-STUDIO5005AC series, e-STUDIO7506AC series, e-STUDIO5008A series, and e-STUDIO8508A series, have attained Toshiba’s elite certification, the Excellent ECP (Environmentally Conscious Product) which is awarded only to the products achieving the highest level of environmental performance in the industry1. This marks the first time for an entire Toshiba Tec line to achieve such an accomplishment.

Toshiba Tec has been promoting environmental initiatives under its own environmental policy: Green Product, Green Process, and Green Management. Green product is the core of its policy, and three approaches, which include the mitigation of climate change, efficient use of resources, and management of chemicals, are taken. Certifying the Excellent ECP is the resu ... Read more »

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Participation in TICAD VI Summit: Eyes Further Growth of the Region

IWATA, Japan - Monday, August 29th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yamaha Motor (TOKYO:7272)(ISIN:JP3942800008) announced today that it has participated in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, Kenya on August 27-28, 2016.

At the Japan Fair 2016, held concurrently with TICAD VI, Yamaha Motor exhibited its Clean Water Supply System, a compact system for water purification. Because the system does not require a powerful electric supply or special coagulant chemicals, it is simple to deploy and allows for easy maintenances for local residents to operate water supply stations themselves.

Motorcycles providing practical and efficient transportation for vaccines and other items helping to improve African health and hygiene were also demonstrated at the fair, which was hosted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Indus ... Read more »

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IRVINE, Calif. - Monday, August 29th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in response to the Zika virus and its potential impact on the availability of blood products, Masimo is creating a special program to dramatically reduce the cost of and increase access to Masimo’s continuous hemoglobin monitoring (SpHb®) solutions, shown to help clinicians reduce blood transfusions in both low and high blood loss surgery. This special program will be available wherever the blood supply is affected by the Zika virus.
Masimo’s special program will allow clinicians and institutions in areas affected by the Zika virus to obtain a 50% discount off the list price of non-invasive SpHb sensors, and in addition, will make a limited number of loaner SpHb monitoring devices available at no cost during this special program.
Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, stated, “Because of how the Zika virus is transmitted, the FDA ... Read more »

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Company and its Bottling Partners Meet 2020 Water Replenishment Goal Five Years Early; Intend to Maintain Water Stewardship Performance as Business Continues to Grow

STOCKHOLM - Monday, August 29th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) today announced they have met their goal to replenish, or in other words balance, the equivalent amount of water used in their global sales volume back to nature and communities. Based on this achievement, Coca-Cola is the first Fortune 500 company to publicly claim achieving such an aggressive water replenishment target1.

The Coca-Cola system also announced progress against its water efficiency goal. The company and its bottling partners improved water use efficiency by 2.5 percent from 2014 to 2015, adding to a cumulative 27 percent improvement since 2004.

Based on a global water use assessment validated by LimnoTech and Deloitte, and conduct ... Read more »

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