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  • GroupM Forms R&D Partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) Business Wire - 18 minutes ago

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- GroupM announced today the launch of a new R&D partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business center. The three year plan will support the set-up of a global R&D team in the Singapore market with a focus on developing new data science technologies that extend GroupM’s leading position in media investment management. Under the terms of the development plan, GroupM will increase the number of PhDs in data sciences and analytics it hires for its Singapore operations, as well as expand its relationship with the country’s advanced science and technology institutions, through a strategic investment by EDB.

  • Panasonic Runs Global Campaign Celebrating "eneloop 10th Anniversary," Offering the Chance to Receive … Business Wire - 44 minutes ago

    OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation announced today that it will celebrate the 10th anniversary of eneloop on a global scale in November 2015. The total number of countries in which eneloop batteries are sold is expected to exceed 80 within the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. Panasonic will offer an easily accessible website and hold events for the anniversary, aiming to help customers use eneloop more conveniently and pleasantly regardless of their past experience with the product and whatever language they speak. On April 1, 2015, the company will open a special website in 13 languages to celebrate the 10th anniversary of eneloop to introduce product features and sales outlets in each country.

  • Allied World Completes the Acquisitions of the Hong Kong and Singapore Operations of RSA Business Wire - 3 hours ago

    ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- April 1, 2015 – Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH - News) today announced that it has completed the acquisitions of the Hong Kong and Singapore operations of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (“RSA”). The acquisitions, announced in August 2014 and valued at approximately $193 million at current exchange rates, are expected to be accretive to earnings immediately. The businesses are now part of Allied World’s Global Markets Insurance segment, reporting to Julian James. “The acquisitions of the Hong Kong and Singapore operations of RSA complement and deepen Allied World’s presence in key Asian markets.

  • Acucela Granted New Patent Covering Method of Use for Emixustat Hydrochloride Business Wire - 6 hours ago

    SEATTLE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Acucela Inc. (TOKYO:4589), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in discovering and developing novel drug candidates to potentially treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted U.S. Patent No. 8,993,807 assigned to Acucela Inc., adding strength to the Company’s intellectual property position. The patent is significant to Acucela because the claims are directed towards methods of use of emixustat and related compounds for providing a therapeutic benefit for a subject having age-related macular degeneration.

  • Mercer Appoints David Anderson President of Growth Markets Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC - News), today announced the appointment of David Anderson to President, Growth Markets region including Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Previously Anderson was Managing Director and Market Leader for Mercer in the Pacific region based in Sydney, Australia.

  • Group 70 International Presents Investor Team to Tahitian Government for Tahiti Mahana Beach Resort and … Business Wire - 10 hours ago

    PAPEETE, Tahiti--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Hawaii’s largest locally owned design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) today submitted its team of world-class investors from the U.S., Tahiti, China, France and ...

  • Research and Markets: Indonesia Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 Business Wire - 11 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4vmdx3/indonesia_tyre ) has announced the addition of the "Indonesia Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, ...

  • AVIC International Expands Commercial Aerospace Services Portfolio with the Acquisition of Align Aer … Business Wire - 11 hours ago

    CHATSWORTH, Calif. & BEIJING--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Align Aerospace Holding, Inc. (“Align” or the “Company”), Greenbriar Equity Group LLC (“Greenbriar”) and AVIC International Holding Corporation (“AVIC International”) announced today that the transaction to sell Align to AVIC International Holding (Zhuhai) Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AVIC International, has closed after receiving all necessary government approvals to proceed. AVIC International is a diversified global company with activities in aerospace, trade and logistics, retail, electronics and real estate investment. Within the aerospace sector AVIC International has a strong emphasis on supply chain integration and management and is the primary channel for the import and export of commercial aerospace products in China. “We are truly excited about the opportunity for Align to join with AVIC International,” said Andrew Roberts, CEO of Align.

  • Research and Markets: Asia Pacific Food Packaging Market 2015-2019 with Amcor, Crown Holdings, Owens-Illinois, … Business Wire - 11 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/83kt95/food_packaging) has announced the addition of the "Food Packaging Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019" report to their offering. The analysts forecast the Food Packaging market in the APAC region to grow at a CAGR of 4.19 percent over the period 2014-2019. The Food Packaging market is witnessing the emergence of many new and innovative packaging materials and techniques that not only increases the shelf life of a product but also enhance its aesthetic appeal. Some food packaging types include cups, cans, sachets, bottles, and tubs, which are made based on the requirement of the product as well as the convenience of customers.

  • C3Nano, Inc. and Kimoto Ltd. Japan Partner in a Strategic Alliance Business Wire - 12 hours ago

    HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- C3Nano, Inc., a developer and supplier of solution-based, transparent conductive inks and films announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Kimoto, Ltd. Japan. This alliance has important commercial implications for the future of the display and touch sensor industry. The two companies will cooperate in delivering transparent conductive films into the fast-growing flexible display and touch sensor market. As a global market leader in roll-to-roll, hard-coated films for the display and touch panel industry, Kimoto, Ltd. offers a wide variety of innovative products to protect and optimize the use of devices in touch screens and display applications.

  • Research and Markets: China Consumers and Sustainability 2014 Business Wire - 12 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nwsvkr/china_consumers ) has announced the addition of the "China Consumers and Sustainability 2014" ...

  • UMATRIN HOLDING LIMITED Announces UMHL as New Symbol Business Wire - 13 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Golden Opportunities Corp (GOOO), doing business as UMATRIN HOLDING LIMITED, is engaged in the business of consulting and evaluating growth opportunities in Asia. On March 27, 2015, the Company requested a voluntary symbol change request to have a symbol issued that reflect how it does business in Asia under the name UMATRIN. Effective April 1, 2015, the Company’s new symbol will be UMHL. "This is just a step closer to the market in Asia for our customers and investors to understand our business in Asia," stated Mr. Michael Zahorik, President of the Company.

  • CEA to Co-Locate CEO Summit at Inaugural CES Asia Business Wire - 13 hours ago

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced that the 2015 Consumer Electronics CEO Summit, an invitation-only industry event that draws technology leaders ...

  • Capri Capital Partners Announces Business Restructuring and Formation of Capri Investment Group (CIG … Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Effective today, Capri Capital Partners, LLC, becomes part of Capri Investment Group (“CIG”), an umbrella that will represent all Capri-affiliated companies and partnerships involved in real estate investment management globally. CIG is also launching a new website reflecting these changes and covering its entire portfolio of companies at www.capri.global. CIG consists of five major SEC-registered entities: Capri Capital Partners, Capri Retail, Capri EGM, Capri Global Capital (Cayman) and Capri Africa.

  • Caspian Impact Investments raises $20 million in financing from OPIC Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Caspian Impact Investments (CII) today announced that it closed a debt financing commitment of $20 million from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. The OPIC commitment supports the growth of CII India, an impact investment fund. Launched in 2013, CII India is an Indian multi-sector social impact debt provider that provides debt to enterprises engaged in small business lending, microfinance, food & agriculture and affordable housing, with plans to diversify in to other impact sectors including healthcare and livelihoods over the next 12-18 months. Viswanatha Prasad, Managing Director at Caspian, said “Caspian Impact Investments aims to be the leading debt provider to impact enterprises in India.

  • Technavio Says Increased Investments and R&D Will Lead to Strong Growth in the Value-Added Hair Oils … Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Technavio, a tech-focused research firm, has published a new report on the Value-Added Hair Oils Market in India, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.77 percent from 2015-2019. With more and more manufacturers providing new and innovative hair oils, the Value-Added Hair Oils Market in India has become highly competitive. “The increase in environmental and health concerns has led vendors to focus on the development of hair products that provide consumers with protection against the harmful effects of pollution,” says Faisal Ghaus, Vice President of Technavio. More research is being undertaken on upgrading the quality and adding value to the hair oils that are used in the commercial and non-commercial segments, which is expected to have a positive impact on market growth.

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese D-Glucosamine Sulfate (CAS 29031-19-4) Market Report 2015-2 … Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5n3p2r/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese D-Glucosamine sulfate (CAS 29031-19-4) ...

  • SATA-IO Schedules May Interoperability Workshop for Serial ATA Compliance Testing Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), the consortium dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity and dissemination of Serial ATA (SATA™) technology, ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Ceftriazone Sodium (CAS 73384-59-5) Market Research Report  … Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hv2dt/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Ceftriazone sodium (CAS 73384-59-5) ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Propanal Market Research Report 2015 Business Wire - 14 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kh8lsr/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Propanal Industry, 2010-2020 Market ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Propyl Acetate Market report 2015 - Forecasts to 2020 Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zdf5d/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Propyl Acetate Industry, 2010-2020 ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Pseudoionone Industry Analysis and Forecasts: 2010-2020 Market … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mz8f4c/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Pseudoionone Industry, 2010-2020 ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Rose Furan Market 2015 - Analysis 2010-2015 & Forecasts 201 … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l3nt4p/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Rose Furan Industry, 2010-2020 ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Rose Oxide Industry - 2010-2020 Market Research Report Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d3v6zj/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Rose Oxide Industry, 2010-2020 ...

  • Coca-Cola Expands Capacity in Fast-Growing Indonesian Market with Opening of Two New Production Line … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Chairmen of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) today officially commemorated the expansion of the Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) Cikekodan Plant in Bekasi, West Java. This marks the first of several major investments being made as the Coca-Cola system in Indonesia invests US $500 million to accelerate growth in the next three to four years. This incremental investment builds on the US $1.2 billion the Coca-Cola system has invested in Indonesia in the last 25 years. Sofyan Djalil, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister of Economy, David Gonski, Group Chairman of Coca-Cola Amatil, Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil, Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Saleh Husin, Indonesia's Minister of Industry, commemorate the opening of two new production lines at the Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) Cikekodan Plant in Bekasi, West Java.

  • DeNA and Marvel Release Marvel Mighty Heroes, a Real-time Multiplayer Brawler for iPhone, iPad, iPod … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    For the first time on mobile devices, up to four players will suit up as iconic Marvel characters to battle evildoers in action-packed gameplay. With the first in-game event starting today, Marvel Mighty Heroes is available as a free download on the Apple App Store℠ for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™ phones and tablets. In Marvel Mighty Heroes, players must defend the world by assembling a dream team of Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Hawkeye as well as dozens of Super Villains yet to be announced.

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Sabinene Industry Report 2015-2020 Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xflf5c/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Sabinene Industry, 2010-2020 Market ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Safranal Industry 2010-2020 - 2015 Market Research Report Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rrx75w/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Safranal Industry, 2010-2020 Market ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Santalol Industry Analysis and Forecasts 2010-2020 Market Research … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ckqgbw/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Santalol Industry, 2010-2020 Market ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Polyoxyethylene Tallow Amine Market Report 2015 - Forecasts … Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hdltz9/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Polyoxyethylene Tallow amine Industry, ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Potassium Oleate Industry Research Report 2015 Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f5zv4t/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Potassium Oleate Industry, 2010-2020 ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Trimegestone (CAS 74513-62-5) Market Report 2015 Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/drq3j2/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Trimegestone (CAS 74513-62-5) Industry, ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Glycol Dimercaptoacetate Industry Research Report 2015 Business Wire - 15 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qr23qd/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Glycol Dimercaptoacetate Industry, ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese TMPMA Industry Research Report 2015-2020 Business Wire - 16 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6h5s7w/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese TMPMA Industry, 2010-2020 Market ...

  • Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Pentaerythritol Tetramercaptoacetate Industry Report 2015 Business Wire - 16 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvdpkz/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Pentaerythritol Tetramercaptoacetate ...