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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Thursday 3 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Limited (‘Arzan Wealth’), a Dubai-based advisory firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, is pleased to announce that it has advised on a mezzanine lending opportunity in the United States, as part of its strategy focusing on investments into debt structures.  This investment utilizes the innovative Real Estate Index Linked Securities (“REILS”) instrument, which is an amortizing mezzanine loan, and has been structured in a Sharia-compliant manner.

This deal, which is our sixth REILS transaction, would be senior to equity in a portfolio of multi-family properties, consisting of 1,339 rental residential units in the states of New York, Nebraska, Missouri and New Hampshire, USA. The funds from REILS would be used to develop 3 additional buildings with 396 units. The properties currently have an average occupancy of 95%. The REILS investor ... Read more »

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A deep-dive into the challenges and opportunities in Africa, the Middle East and Asia

DUBLIN-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the world emerges from a pandemic which has seen both market dynamics and consumer behaviours change, CR2 (, along with senior banking leaders and market influencers, tease out some off the key trends that they feel will impact and shape banks of the future.

The report, ‘The Bank of the Future’ looks at the post-pandemic challenges and opportunities for banks in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and hears from thought leaders Daniel Awe (Innovation Leader and Head of African Fintech Foundry Access Bank, Nigeria); James Koni (Seasoned Banking Leader and CEO); Fintan Byrne (CEO of Market-leading Digital Banking and Payments Platform Company, CR2); and Boye Ademola, (Partner and Lead for Digital Transformation, KPMG Nigeria) as they discuss the ‘digital first’ innovati ... Read more »

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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland -Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

Executive appointments to strengthen financial and legal leadership during the transformation of the company
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:


Vifor Pharma Group today announced the appointment of acting Chief Financial Officer Alexandros Sigalas and Group General Counsel Dr. Oliver P. Kronenberg as members of the Vifor Pharma Executive Committee, effective 1 February 2022.

Alexandros Sigalas, a 13-year Executive at Vifor Pharma and currently Global Head of Finance, will become acting Chief Financial Officer and succeeds Colin Bond who retired from the company at the end of 2021 at his own request. The Swiss citizen holds a Licentiate Degree (M.Sc.) in Accounting and Business Management from University of St. Gallen and is a Certified Public Accountant in Switzerland.

Dr. Oliver P. Kronenberg, a Swiss citizen, joined Vifor Pharma ... Read more »

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

UAE-based Gulftainer, one of the world’s leading privately-owned independent port operators, this week successfully unloaded a 121 ton, 35m-long vacuum unit at its Iraq Container Terminal (ICT).

The unit, manufactured for Midland Refineries Company in the UAE, was shipped via the port of Jebel Ali to Iraq, where it will be utilised by Najaf Refinery.

The shipping of such units signals a rebound in business for Gulftainer and other port operations around the globe, whose supply chain was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nic Gray, Managing Director of Gulftainer’s operations in Iraq, said: “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we have seen a steady uptick in business, with the latest shipment marking a significant turning point for us. Our team worked closely with key customers and the IPA to ensure the seamless shipping and unloading of the vacuum unit.& ... Read more »

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Category leader shares insights from millions of crypto-backed cards issued across 40 countries

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- i2c Inc., a leading provider of digital payment and banking technology, today released a first-of-its-kind report on crypto-backed cards, one of the world’s fastest-growing card categories. The report examines account and transactional data from more than 4,000 traditional and crypto-backed card programs, across 40 countries and three continents.

With more than five million crypto-backed cards running on its global platform, i2c is the world’s premier partner for issuing and processing cryptocurrency cards.

Unlike many crypto studies, the report is notable for being based on actual behavior (transactional data) as well as verified demographic data as opposed to respondent statements. Among the report’s highlights were findings that seem to challenge com ... Read more »

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Gupshup augments its messaging solutions with Knowlarity’s market-leading voice solutions to consolidate its leadership in conversational engagement.

SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gupshup, the global leader in conversational engagement, announced the acquisition of Knowlarity Communications. Knowlarity is a global leader in cloud communications, offering cloud telephony, contact center automation, AI-powered voice assistants and speech analytics solutions to over 6,000 customers across 65 countries. The acquisition complements Gupshup’s industry-leading Conversational Messaging suite and establishes Gupshup as the leader in voice & video communications as well. Knowlarity operates in the voice-based Conversational Engagement market, which is poised to transform contact-centers, IVR systems, and smart voice systems ... Read more »

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The clinical data in the study is based upon an average of 17 years of patient follow-up. This is unprecedented in the breast implant industry and confirms GC Aesthetics’ unparalleled safety record, built upon its 40-years of innovation and collaboration with surgeons worldwide.


DUBLIN-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- GC Aesthetics, Ltd. (GCA), a privately held medical technology company providing aesthetic and reconstructive solutions for global healthcare markets, has announced the results of an independent clinical study that documented industry-leading safety and patient satisfaction results for GCA’s breast implants, based upon an average of 17 years of patient follow-up.

Breast implant safety is a key business driver and corporate focus for GC Aesthetics, especially over the long-term. Short-term, or limited, data can provide misleading information to surgeons and patients, since actual compli ... Read more »

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Five additional organizations commit to promote sustainability in AM

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today that five additional leading AM companies have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its active membership ranks to 40 members.

Joining the AMGTA as a new Founding Member is Höganäs, a world leader in metal powder printing solutions with production alloys catering to all different printing technologies and a total annual capacity of over 500,000 tonnes of metal powders produced at 17 strategically located facilities in 11 countries. Höganäs will serve alongside existing Founding Members Desktop Metal, a leader in mass production of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions; Divergent Technologies, the world leader in ... Read more »

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Event is One Stop on Mideast Tour to Establish Raiven Capital in the Region

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Raiven Capital, a global early-stage technology venture fund, arrived in Riyadh to judge a $600,000 startup competition for LEAP, a 61,000 attendee, three-day tech conference that begins today.

The inaugural conference involves more than 400 speakers, 80 countries, and 1,000 startups. It is part of Saudi Vision 2030, the plan to diversify from fossil fuels and develop other sectors, especially its digital technology-based economies. A major part of this plan is to nurture its future entrepreneurial society.

Ninety startups are competing in the Rocket Fuel Startup Competition, with a cash prize of $600,000. Startups will be judged on creativity, innovation, potential, functionality, and impact on people and society. There are four awards, with prizes ranging from $100,000 to $200,000.

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 يعدّ "عالم ألعاب نوفاكيد" أول منتج مبتكر في السوق العالمية لتعليم اللغة الإنجليزية كلغة ثانية (ESL). و يتم تزويد المعلمين والطلاب الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 4 و12 عاماً بمنظومة متكاملة من أدوات تدريس وتعلّم لتعليم اللغة الإنجليزية ضمن عالمها التعليمي عبر الإنترنت.


دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة-الأربعاء 2 فبراير 2022 [ ايتوس واير ]


يوفّر"عالم ألعاب نوفاكيد" بيئة تعليمية جديدة ومبتكرة تستند إلى قصص شخصيات كرتونية متحركة مشوّقة ودروس فرديّة في اللغة الإنجليزية ذات صلة بالقصة مع المعلم، والعديد من الألعاب المصغرة وأنشطة الواجبات المنزلية المصممة خصيصاً للطلاب.


وفي هذا السياق، قالت إيمي كروليفيتسكايا، مديرة الدراسات بشركة "نوفاكيد": "ينطوي التعليم باللعب على التعلم بطريقة أعمق، ويُتيح للأطفال أن ... Read more »

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 The Novakid Game World is the first innovative product on the ESL (English as a Second Language) world market which provides both teachers and students between 4 and 12 years of age with the whole ecosystem of English teaching and learning tools within the online educational game universe.


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.-Wednesday 2 February 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Novakid Game World is a new and innovative story-based learning environment with animated comic stories full of eye-catching characters, story-linked individual English lessons with a teacher, several mini-games and homework activities designed for students.


 “Gamification embeds the learning in a deeper way and allows it to really sink in and become part of the child, rather than being something that's theory stuck in their heads”, says Amy Krolevetskaya, Studies Director at Novakid.


The gamif ... Read more »

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