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Broker broadening access to more expensive stocks and facilitating portfolio diversification

GREENWICH, Conn.-Tuesday 26 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IBKR) today announced it is offering investors the ability to buy and sell fractional shares of almost any US stock. Fractional shares are stock units that amount to less than one full share.

“Fractional shares can be beneficial to many investors and provide flexibility,” said Milan Galik, CEO of Interactive Brokers. “For example, say you would like to buy just $500 worth of an expensive stock, or are looking to diversify among more investments. Now you can with fractional share trading.”

Along with the fractional shares feature, Interactive Brokers recently created cash quantity stock orders, which let clients place orders in a specific dollar amount instead of specifying the number of shares. For an account trading in fra ... Read more »

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 • Part of campaign to increase ESG transparency and data for investors globally

NEW YORK & LONDON & HONG KONG-Tuesday 26 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- In recognition of growing momentum and interest from a diverse range of stakeholders in ESG investing, MSCI ESG Research LLC, announces today it will make its MSCI ESG Ratings publicly available. This move is part of MSCI ESG Research’s mission to help investors, companies and other industry stakeholders identify the most financially relevant ESG risks and opportunities, through greater transparency and access to dynamic ESG data and insights.

From today, the MSCI ESG Ratings of over 2,800 companies in the MSCI ACWI Index will be accessible via a search tool available on MSCI ESG Research plans to make the MSCI ESG Ratings for 7,500 constituents of MSCI ACWI Investable Markets Index available in 2020.

MSCI ESG Research rates companies on a ‘AAA ... Read more »

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 Data presented from the pivotal Phase 3 trial include an update on overall efficacy of the vaccine candidate, as well as formal analyses of secondary efficacy endpoints by serotype, baseline serostatus and disease severity −

− 18-month results build upon the efficacy and safety data reported in the 12-month analysis; overall vaccine efficacy remained generally consistent and the trial met all secondary endpoints for which there were a sufficient number of cases; safety and efficacy will be assessed over a total of four and a half years –

− Takeda presented 11 abstracts across its vaccine pipeline at ASTMH, including oral presentations on its dengue and Zika vaccine candidates −

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan-Tuesday 26 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502 / NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that updated results from the ongoing piv ... Read more »

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No initial fee, cloud-based service incorporates into smartphone apps, websites, and access management systems


OSAKA, Japan-Tuesday 26 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation announced that starting November 25, 2019, the company will begin offering an application programming interface (API) for its facial recognition technology to the market in Japan.

Panasonic first began R&D into facial recognition in the early 1990s, and has continued to perfect these capabilities in various ways by incorporating the technology into consumer products and by applying it to camera-based security solutions. The company has gone on to provide reliable, safe and efficient facial recognition solutions such as for passport control at airports and ticketless entry at amusement parks. Now, Panasonic aims to help customers solve a variety of challenges by offering an API for this same technology.

The API enables deep-learning ... Read more »

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HOUSTON-Friday 22 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (“Schlumberger”) today announced that Schlumberger Norge AS, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger (“SLB Norge”), will redeem the entire outstanding principal amount of its 4.200% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP Nos. 80685PAA6/R7562MAB3; ISIN Nos. US80685PAA66/USR7562MAB39 and Common Codes 56301178/56301313) (the “Notes”). The redemption date for the Notes is December 19, 2019 (the “Redemption Date”). The Notes are currently listed on the Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and admitted to trading on the Euro MTF market.

The aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding is $500,000,000. The Notes will be redeemed on the Redemption Date at a redemption price for the Notes equal to (a) 100% of the aggregate principal amount being redeemed, plus (b) accrued and unpaid on the Notes from the last interest payment ... Read more »

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 Collaboration aims to promote inclusive global trade, regional commerce, and capacity building


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia-Tuesday 26 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today H. E. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, and Alibaba Group Director and Ant Financial Services Group Chairman and CEO Eric Jing witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Ethiopian Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP Hub in Ethiopia. The eWTP (electronic world trade platform) Hub is intended to enable cross-border trade, provide smart logistics and fulfillment services, assist Ethiopian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reach China and other markets, and provide talent training.

Ethiopia aims to build a dynamic and growing digital economy that contributes significantly to overall economic growth in the country. eWTP is an Alibaba-led multi-stakeholder global initiative promoti ... Read more »

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