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Closing the Mobile Gender Gap in These Markets Represents a $140 Billion Commercial Opportunity for the Mobile Industry Over the Next 5 Years


LONDON -Thursday 21 February 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new GSMA study reveals that 80 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries are now mobile owners. According to the GSMA’s 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report released today, mobile is the primary means of internet access in these markets, where 48 per cent of women use mobile to get online.

However, despite the growth in connectivity, the gender gap in mobile ownership is not closing. Women remain 10 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone in low- and middle-income countries, and 23 per cent less likely than men to use mobile internet. The mobile gender gap varies by region and country but is widest in South Asia where women are 28 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile device and 58 per cent less li ... Read more »

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Investors and researchers are looking to Australia to develop the agricultural and food technologies of the future


SYDNEY-Thursday 21 February 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Australia’s long and distinguished history in agricultural research is cementing its position as a global hub for agriculture and food technology.

Driven by a variety of climates and ecosystems, a stable and favourable business environment, and connectivity with the rapidly growing markets of Asia, Australia is capitalising on these advantages to become a centre for agtech and foodtech innovation.

Australia for Agriculture 4.0, a new initiative by Austrade, the nation’s trade and investment promotion agency, will build on the country’s impressive record in agricultural innovation to facilitate foreign investment, exports and collaboration in both agtech and foodtech.

The initiative aims to establish Australia as a global hub ... Read more »

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LONDON -Thursday 21 February 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Parag Khanna has joined Henley & Partners’ Board of Advisors, an important strategic body that advises and consults the firm’s senior management on key decisions, new business ventures, and humanitarian initiatives. Dr. Khanna’s special area of counsel will be global trends and scenarios, focusing on systemic risks as well as market entry strategies and socio-economic strategy, with a particular emphasis on Asia.

Dr. Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Parag has been named one of Esquire’s ‘75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century’ and has featured on WIRED magazine’s ‘Smart List.’ He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and his latest book is called The Future is Asian: Comm ... Read more »

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