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DUBLIN & BOSTON-Wednesday, May 10th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning and Talent Management, today announced it has appointed Larry Neal as Chief Executive Officer of the group. Bill Donoghue, current CEO, becomes Executive Chairman.

Most recently, Larry has led businesses for S&P Global, formerly McGraw-Hill Financial. As President of S&P Platts, he drove outstanding growth, nearly tripling revenues in seven years. Platts has customers in 170 countries, 60% of revenues outside of North America, and over 1,000 staff across 15 global locations. Prior to Platts, he led significant performance improvements at both the S&P Equity Research and S&P Index Services businesses.

Earlier in his career, Larry led several product, sales and marketing organizations and has extensive sales leadership experience. He started his career at General Electric and IBM, then moving in to sales and business leadershi ... Read more »

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 -- American University in Dubai Wins First Place --

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, May 10th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) held its annual Middle East Student Case Competition in Dubai, UAE. Out of 15 submissions this year, four student teams from the American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Kuwait, American University in Dubai (AUD), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani in Dubai and Prince Sultan University (PSU) in Riyadh, KSA competed with their presentation and negotiation skills.

After their presentations, the teams had to endure a tough Q&A session with the panel of judges where they had to defend their management accounting case analysis. Ultimately, the team from American University in Dubai (AUD) emerged as the first prize winner while the team from PSU won second prize.

“The accounting field is changing drastically; accountants a ... Read more »

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Platform enhancements help make P&C insurer operations smarter, faster, and more connected to better respond to demands of Engagement Era

FOSTER CITY, Calif.-Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE), a provider of software products to Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers, today announced the 2017.1 release of Guidewire InsurancePlatform™. The new release includes enhancements to Guidewire’s Core, Data, and Digital product families that enable Guidewire customers to be smarter, faster, and more connected. As a result, they are better equipped to engage their customers, agents/brokers, and knowledge workers, by providing the experiences and journeys that they want.

“As insurers strive to adapt to Engagement Era demands, they are re-imagining their interactions with customers and agents, and looking to more fully empower their insurance knowledge workers,” said Brian Vannoni, vic ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With changing political and economic environments affecting both the performance and growth expectations of companies in the Middle East, it’s no surprise to learn that it’s the high-performing boards that focus on good governance.

The companies that excel in the Middle East ensure good corporate governance spreads throughout their organisations via strong policies and procedures.

Ethical Boardroom Magazine, the leading journal for global governance issues, has recognised these Middle East leaders in corporate governance in its 2017 Awards that reward outstanding companies who have exhibited exceptional leadership in the area of governance to ensure protection and long-term value for all their stakeholders.

Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) and Lebanon’s largest bank Bank Audi S.A.L are among a handpicked selection of companies recogni ... Read more »

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ZURICH-Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB announced that it has priced the EUR 750 million 7- year bond transaction it launched earlier today.

The bonds carry a coupon of 0.75% and will be issued under the ABB Finance B.V. USD 8 billion Debt Issuance Program. The bonds will be guaranteed by ABB Ltd, the parent company of the ABB Group.

The net proceeds of the issue will be used for general corporate purposes.

Issuance will take place on or around May 16, 2017, which is the expected settlement date of the bonds.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB ope ... Read more »

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AGCO’s partnership with NovAtel® provides more choice in correction services offerings for AGCO’s customers

DULUTH, Ga. -Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment solutions, is expanding its automatic guidance product offering. AGCO Auto-Guide™ and VarioGuide customers using the NovAtel SMART6-L receivers, can now acquire TerraStar satellite correction signals to enhance positioning performance.

The TerraStar-C and TerraStar-L correction services are subscription based services that are delivered over satellite, utilizing a system of over 80 global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) stations to provide consistent accuracy worldwide. These correction services will maximize uptime and productivity by providing fast initialization to a reliable position, and instant re-convergence when the signal is lost. Providing decimeter ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO -Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is pleased to announce a new presence in Portugal with the addition of Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Associados (NGMS), a law firm serving both public and private entities. NGMS joins Andersen Global as a member firm and will adopt the name Andersen Tax & Legal.

“Becoming a part of Andersen Global provides an enormous opportunity for growth within Europe and internationally while also staying committed to providing dynamic, specialized tax and legal advice,” said lead Partner of Andersen Tax & Legal in Portugal, Luis Nobre Guedes. “Integrating additional offerings to our existing range of services will help us deliver better coverage in key markets.”

Jaime Olleros, Managing Partner of Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain commented, “Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain already has a close working relationship with Luis and the other Partner ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

    Highland Europe and Grafton Capital become the first external investors in leading video conferencing company
    New funds will support rapid growth in primary markets of Europe and North America, and accelerate expansion into Asia Pacific

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- StarLeaf, the leading cloud platform for enterprise video conferencing and calling services, raises $40 million in funding from Highland Europe, Grafton Capital and the founders, marking the first time the company has taken outside investment.

StarLeaf will use the new funds to support its accelerating growth, as an increasing number of customers, distribution partners and video endpoint manufacturers recognize the unparalleled capabilities of its OpenCloud platform. StarLeaf and its network of channel partners currently sell into 50 countries worldwide, with a rapidly growing enterprise customer base. StarLeaf will also ... Read more »

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 - Data Demonstrated Patients with Crizotinib-Refractory ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Receiving ALUNBRIG at the Recommended Dosing Regimen Yielded:


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan -Tuesday, May 9th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

    Confirmed Objective Response Rate (ORR) of 53% and a Median Progression-Free Survival (PFS) of 15.6 Months as Assessed by the Independent Review Committee (IRC)
    Confirmed Intracranial ORR of 67% in Patients with Measurable Brain Metastases at Baseline, and Median Intracranial PFS of 12.8 Months in All Patients with any Brain Metastases at Baseline, Both by IRC Assessment

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that data from the pivotal Phase 2 ALTA (ALK in Lung Cancer Trial of AP26113) clinical trial evaluating ALUNBRIG™ (brigatinib) in patients with crizotinib-refractory anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) locally ad ... Read more »

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