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  FY2019 H1 revenue 1660.2 billion yen, up +88.5% versus prior year mainly due to acquisition of Shire and solid performance of 14 global growth brands

• Strong core operating profit* of 541.6 billion yen, up +155.5% versus FY2018 H1 and Underlying Core Operating Profit Margin of 32.2% driven by synergies, OPEX, and improved product mix

• Raising full year profit guidance to reflect strong business momentum

*NOTE: From FY2019 Q1, the term “Core Earnings” has been renamed “Core Operating Profit1”. The definitions are identical, only the terminology has changed.

OSAKA, Japan-Sunday 3 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502)(NYSE:TAK):

Underlying Revenue declined -0.2% vs FY2018 H1 pro-forma revenue2

    Takeda’s 14 global brands with reported revenue of 547.0 billion yen in aggregate posted a strong year-over-year ... Read more »

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IPM DUBAI 2019 gears up for regional & international markets eyeing to serve urban greening initiatives across the Middle East


Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 4 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

To meet the increasing demands in the sector, International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI), the region’s leading horticultural event, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, jointly organized by Messe Essen GmbH and planetfair Dubai LLC, will open its 14th edition (IPM DUBAI 2019) to welcome a wide range of the latest market innovations and industry professionals. IPM DUBAI is the only trade fair in the Gulf region to combine the exhibition areas of plants, technology, floristry, garden equipment, logistics, plant care as well as gardening and landscaping, making it the most important industry platform for the green sector in the region.

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Alec Baldwin Riffs on Words With Friends, the Future and Fatherhood in Social Video Interview

SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday 31 October 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced details of its creative collaboration with Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and director Alec Baldwin. A long-time player of Zynga’s iconic mobile game Words With Friends, Baldwin joins the title’s ongoing 10th anniversary celebration with a promotional content campaign, lending his signature wit and wry sensibility to humorous video vignettes that will be released over the next several months. In a sneak peek video interview just released, Baldwin discusses his personal connection to the game.

“It’s incredible to think back to my early days playing Words With Friends,” said Baldwin. “From playing on sets between takes, with colleagues, filmmakers and crew, to now, with ... Read more »

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 New Baking Center™ to train over 500 professionals each year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 3 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

As curtains came down at the Gulfood Manufacturing showpiece, regional food processors and manufacturers were upbeat about the industry’s performance and growth, which are mainly driven by a ballooning appetite for healthier options, safer products and efficient food production processes.

According to Gulfood Manufacturing, emerging trends that have been instrumental in the growth of the industry include food safety, which accounts for 47 percent and the increased use of natural ingredients in food manufacturing, with 36 percent.

Other notable trends include cost-cutting tech innovations with nine percent and sustainable food processing with eight percent.

Speaking to visitors at the Lesaffre stand while unveiling two of its revamped products - Saf-Instant and the 2in1 sourdough solution, Stéphan Béag ... Read more »

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Innovators partner to create better animation production experience

SYDNEY-Wednesday 30 October 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and Animal Logic, one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, have announced a partnership to meet the growing and demanding requirements of media production. Animal Logic has started backing-up its on-premise production content onto Alibaba Cloud’s world-class computing platform. Through this partnership, the parties hope to drive efficiencies of media production by utilising more cloud computing technologies.

As one of the world’s most recognised digital production studios, which has created animation and visual effects for award winning films including Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Movie 2, Captain Marvel and Happy Feet, Animal Logic requires a high-performance cloud storage platform that can quickly scale up for backup requiremen ... Read more »

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