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NEW YORK-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) today announced the launch of Moody’s DataHub, a new cloud-based analytical platform that integrates data from across Moody’s, including its affiliates. Moody’s DataHub enables financial and risk decision-makers to explore, analyze and consume a wide range of relevant information seamlessly and efficiently.

“With Moody’s DataHub, we are bringing our vast assets together to support today’s data science and analytic needs,” said Stephen Tulenko, President of Moody’s Analytics. “Moody’s is helping customers seamlessly analyze financial and nonfinancial information, combining structured and unstructured data to support better decisions.”

Moody’s DataHub provides access to billions of data points to inform more holistic risk management and investment decisions. Coverage includes:

Ove ... Read more »

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Findings Have Been Published in the Journal Science

TOKYO-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kioxia Corporation is pleased to announce its contribution to the acceleration of large-volume data analysis in the research outcomes described in a new paper "Expansion Sequencing: Spatially Precise In Situ Transcriptomics in Intact Biological Systems", published in the journal Science(1). This acceleration was achieved by building a GPU cluster for life science research equipped with solid-state drives (SSDs) and by developing image analysis algorithms. This research on an RNA sequencing technology was led by the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at the MIT Media Lab and their collaborators, including Kioxia, and the results were obtained by utilizing the GPU cluster for image analysis.

This novel RNA sequencing technology captures multiple microscopy images of the specimen that has been physically expanded using swellable polymers, and i ... Read more »

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• The French Ministry of the Interior has selected the IDEMIA and Sopra Steria consortium to design, build, roll out, maintain and update a new standard border control system (CCAF).

• The CCAF rollout will form part of the EU’s 2022 introduction of its Entry-Exit System (EES), which is intended to better secure the Schengen Area’s outside borders and most of all, to tackle the issue of foreign nationals overstaying their visas.

• Biometric technologies underpinning the CCAF will help make border controls faster and more accurate.

COURBEVOIE, France-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CCAF is an ambitious project seeking to install a high-performance standard system so that all border control activities can be properly coordinated and harmonized. It will be rolled out in France during 2021.

While assuring border controls’ underlying need for security and accuracy, CCAF’s development ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the completion of its previously-announced sale of a portfolio of select products sold in Latin America to Hypera S.A. (“Hypera Pharma”) for a total value of $825 million USD. This divestment agreement was first announced in March 2020.

The divested portfolio includes select over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products sold in Brazil, Mexico, and other South American, Central American and Caribbean countries, which are part of Takeda’s Growth & Emerging Markets Business Unit (GEM BU). The products, while addressing key patient needs in these countries, are outside of the business areas Takeda has designated as core to its global long-term growth.

Close to 300 Takeda commercial employees will transition with the divested portfolio at close. As part of a manufac ... Read more »

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DENVER-Friday 29 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) announced today it has signed a multi-year enterprise agreement for its Foundry Platform with Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO), one of the world’s leading mining and metals corporations.

Palantir’s software will integrate raw data from a multitude of disparate sources into a representation of critical mining operations. Rio Tinto will be able to make decisions and take actions using a single source of truth that combines operational and transactional data. This data resource will be available, with the necessary security and privacy controls, to its frontline and office-based workers.

“This partnership is an important step in our digital transformation; enabling fast-paced, forward-looking decision making across our operations leading to improved results in safety, cost and production,” says Fay Cranmer, Rio Tinto’s CIO. “We are excited ... Read more »

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IRVING, Texas-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) unveiled today its new strategy to become the preeminent leader of professional and technical solutions at its 2021 Strategy Day called “Building a Better Future.”

“My top priority since being named Fluor’s CEO has been to work closely with the Board and the management team to develop a strategy that addresses the mega trends that are impacting how we do business,” said David Constable, chief executive officer. “With an emphasis on sustainable outcomes and creating shareholder value, our new strategy leverages our world-class expertise and rewards Fluor for the value we provide while improving our financial position and creating a fit-for-purpose organization.”

At the Strategy Day event, Fluor’s leadership team outlined the four strategic priorities for driving value creation:

Drive growth across Fluor&r ... Read more »

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GREENWICH, Conn-Friday 29 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Interactive Brokers Group (Nasdaq: IBKR), a global brokerage firm, today announced that as of midday yesterday, it has put AMC, BB, EXPR, GME, and KOSS option trading into liquidation only due to the extraordinary volatility in the markets.

In addition, long stock positions will require 100% margin and short stock positions will require 300% margin until further notice. We do not believe this situation will subside until the exchanges and regulators halt or put certain symbols into liquidation only. We will continue to monitor market conditions and may add or remove symbols as may be warranted.

About Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.:

Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities, and foreign exchange around the clock on over 135 markets in numerous countries and currencies, from a single IBKR Integrated Investment Acco ... Read more »

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DENVER-Friday 29 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced that it is one of 380 companies globally included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. It is Western Union’s second consecutive year appearing in the Index.

“Being recognized in the Bloomberg GEI is testament to Western Union’s passion for and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Hikmet Ersek, Western Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a truly global brand with a diverse and multi-cultural stakeholder base, we have been committed to build an inclusive culture that we believe is critical for our organizational health a ... Read more »

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CHICAGO-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BAI announced the finalists for the 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards, the industry’s prestigious awards program that celebrates new and innovative solutions in the financial services industry worldwide.

Now in its tenth year, the BAI Global Innovation Awards recognizes leading financial services organizations on a global scale. This year, the awards drew hundreds of nominations from industry leaders demonstrating how their organizations used innovation to tackle their challenges in creative, impactful ways. Each nomination is evaluated by the Innovation Circle, a panel of global financial services innovation leaders who weigh each submission on originality and impact on consumers, employees, communities and the industry to determine the top innovations of the year.

The 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards finalists are:

Consumer Products of Services Innovation

Bank Pekao S.A ... Read more »

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Oracle Database licensees may consider using third-party support to provide better, more cost-efficient support and extend the lifespan of current releases


LAS VEGAS-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of business software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today disclosed findings from its survey of Oracle Database licensees conducted to understand their top challenges, priorities and strategies in regard to their Oracle Database landscape and usage.

Cost is Top Challenge with Oracle Database

When asked what the top three challenges with Oracle Database were overall, cost was the #1 challenge cited by an overwhelming 97% of survey respondents. License compliance came in at #2 with 51% and “regular updates to maintain support” from the vendor was challenge #3 identifi ... Read more »

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LTTS recognized in the “Product” Category for its innovative healthcare and smart campus solutions - Chest rAI™ & i-BEMS


BENGALURU, India-Saturday 30 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, announced that two of its digital solutions have been recognized with the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards in the “Product” category presented by the Business Intelligence Group, USA.

LTTS has been recognized for its innovative products - Chest rAI™, LTTS’ AI based chest X-Ray analysis system to assist radiologists in improving speed and accuracy of diagnosis and LTTS’ proprietary building automation framework, i-BEMS that operates as an enterprise IoT solution and unifies all campus operations under one system.

There is an acute shortage of radiologists across the globe, leading to delayed ... Read more »

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