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LONDON-Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A global survey of almost 5,000 digital media marketers reveals that the vast majority plan to increase their investment in the emerging field of ‘outcome-driven media’ to address growing media complexity and better understand the impact of their campaigns on business results.

The research, by GroupM’s advanced programmatic arm Xaxis, assessed how satisfied marketers were with their existing success measures for digital display campaigns, and especially with how they are linked to strategic business and marketing goals.

The survey of digital marketers across 16 key global markets found that 86% intended to increase spend on outcome-driven media in the next 12-24 months and 79% said they would seek to work with partners that worked in this way.

Other findings included:

    The majority (86%) of marketers surveyed said the primary metrics they used ... Read more »

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IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announces its presence at the AfricaCom 2018, the biggest influential tech and telecoms event on the continent, held in Cape Town, from 13 to 15 November 2018.

COURBEVOIE, France-Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, IDEMIA guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Telecom, Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.

The digital revolution is happening right now in the telecom sector and in Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to have 535 million unique mobile subscribers by 2020 and around 270-million people in the region now access the internet through mobile devices, while the number of registered mobile money accounts has reached 280-million1.

To cope with customers’ eagernes ... Read more »

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 New hub integrates all of ABB’s activities in southeastern coastal city to create state-of-the-art campus specializing in advanced technologies


XIAMEN, China -Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

    US$300 million investment in the hub which is ABB’s largest innovation and manufacturing site at 425,000m2
    Employs 3,500 people, covering the full range of business activities
    Strong symbol of ABB’s ongoing commitment to China, where it has invested more than US$2.4 billion since 1992

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pioneering technology leader ABB today inaugurated its new ABB Xiamen Hub in the city’s Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Park. The new site integrates the full value chain of ABB’s activities, including R&D, engineering, manufacturing, sales and service, as well as supply chain management and corporate functions. Constructed and equipped using the late ... Read more »

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Hundreds walk to raise awareness about Diabetes at NMC Walkathon 2018

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. 2,000 participants let their legs do the talking as they joined NMC’s Walkathon yesterday.

Organised by NMC Royal Medical Center, Ras Al Khaimah in association with RAK Police and Public services department, UAE residents turned out in their droves in Ras Al Khaimah to show their support for the NMC Walkathon, an extremely worthy initiative which aims to raise awareness about diabetes, the ‘silent killer.’

NMC’s COO Michael Davis was delighted that the event drew so many people to join the cause. “I am so pleased that our first ever NMC Diabetes Walk in Ras Al Khaimah was a huge success,” he said, before going on to explain why healthy living events such as these are so necessary.

“Type-2 diabetes is a gl ... Read more »

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BRUSSELS-Saturday 10 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) names Susana Gonzalez president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

Susana was most recently Rockwell Automation’s European regional sales vice president. Before joining Rockwell Automation, she led European industrial automation and control sales for a global technology and manufacturing company. She has over 15 years of experience successfully leading product management and sales organizations in multinational companies.

Susana will replace Thomas Donato effective January 1, 2019. Donato was promoted to sr. vice president sales and marketing, also effective January 1, 2019. “Susana is a strong global leader with experience across Europe, North America, and Asia. Her broad international experience, and exceptional leadership demonstrated since she joined Rockwell Automation makes her the ... Read more »

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LONDON -Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arthur D. Little (ADL) today published a major new report on the future of the commercial aviation market. It predicts the sector will change more in the years between now and 2035 than in its entire previous 80 years. This will impact airlines, aircraft providers and infrastructure providers in terms of their business and operating models, driven by demand evolution, technological breakthroughs and changes in regulation.

Based on analysis of 15 megatrends, including mass customization, new OEM competition, providing aircraft as a service and modes of aviation such as short haul drones and hypervelocity, ADL’s Aviation 2035 report outlines five potential scenarios for the sector:

1. Base scenario – lean through automation. The whole industry improves margins through technologies such as data analytics, AI and 3D printing that enable greater automation.

2. Aviation as oligopo ... Read more »

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Transaction More Than Doubles Expected Product Addressable Market to Greater Than $60 Billion

Expected to Generate Approximately $1 Billion in Cash Flow from Operations1 and Be More Than 30 Percent Accretive to Adjusted EPS in First Full Year after Closing

Expect More than $150 Million in Annual Cost Synergies Within Three Years

The Carlyle Group Reestablishes Ownership Position in CommScope with $1 Billion Minority Investment

HICKORY, N.C. & SUWANEE, Ga.-Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has agreed to acquire ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS), a global leader in entertainment and communications solutions, in an all-cash transaction for $31.75 per share, or a total purchase price of approximately $7.4 billion, including the repayment of debt.

In addition, The Carlyle Group, a global alternative ass ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday 13 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Far from being the universal banking giants of Wall Street, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo or Beijing that typically combine commercial and investment banking activities, the best banks in the world are focused on consumer and business banking. They are also smaller and often younger than the big brands of the banking industry. So says a new study from global banking research firm, Lafferty Group, London.


These best-performing banks are dotted all over the world and are more likely to be found in the emerging markets of Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America than in the developed countries of Western Europe, Australia or North America (see appendix B).

These are some of the headline findings of the latest Lafferty Banking 500 benchmarking study of listed banks from over 70 countries across the globe. The giant ‘elephan ... Read more »

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Ripple customers can now collateralize their XRP and receive USD loans

SAN FRANCISCO -Saturday 10 November 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cred, the leading provider of crypto-backed lending with over $300 million in credit facilities, today announced that it provides USD loans, collateralized by XRP. Ripple customers now have the opportunity to save their XRP long term without the need to sell or incur tax consequences. XRP holders in several countries can borrow as low as single-digit interest rates when they visit and click “Get Early Access.”

“As a Cred borrower, I appreciate how responsive Cred is to my needs. They continue to impress me with their ability to act as a trusted bridge between the traditional financial services ecosystem and the crypto community,” said Mike Arrington, Founder of Arrington XRP Capital and well-known Ripple investor. “Cred is successfully building the next generation of lendin ... Read more »

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