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Delivers a secure, end-to-end automated cloud platform tailored to applications RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-Wednesday 18 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo Data Center Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors according to IDC, – with HCI revenue growing at almost twice the market growth rate in Q1 2018 (149.1% compared to 76.3%)—is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics – has developed the ThinkAgile CP Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box’ that offers all of the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment secured behind the customer’s own data center firewall. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series – with fully-integrated infrastructure, application marketplace and end-to-end automat ... Read more »
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BOSTON-Wednesday 18 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boston Capital, the third largest owner of apartments in the U.S. with over $19.6 billion invested, is pleased to announce the final investor closing of Boston Capital Income and Value U.S. Apartment Fund (“BCIV”). BCIV, a discretionary multi-investor Luxembourg based fund vehicle, includes financial institutions, insurance companies, pensions, and family offices among its investors and will acquire over $350 million in apartment properties throughout the U.S. “We are very pleased to close BCIV, the latest in a succession of institutional investment vehicles through Boston Capital’s conventional apartment investment arm, Boston Capital Real Estate Partners (“BCRE”),” said Jeff Goldstein, COO and Director of Real Estate at Boston Capital. The Fund generates high current dividends and capital growth by acquiring and renovating Class B apartment properties located in major and secondary U.S. markets and by targeting a renov ... Read more »
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“It opens doors and opens minds.” Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Wednesday 18 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Albert Einstein once said, ‘In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity’. Jaufre Rouanet, previously a CFO of a mid-sized oil and gas company couldn’t have agreed more. In 2016, he found himself in the middle of a major financial crisis. Plummeting oil prices due to global oversupply, hit his company and many others like it, hard. His final days with the company revolved around financial restructuring of the Group, renegotiating with banks and lawyers banking facilities totalling US$145 million he secured through various fund raising exercises, and supporting the demobilisation of 1,000 employees. “It was a challenging period of my life. I was approaching 40 and in my mind, that should be your most brilliant time of your life in terms of career. That is when you have most of your capabilities and capacities. I was just facing a wall; being a CFO doing bankruptcy and debt re ... Read more »
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LONDON-Wednesday 18 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- A.M. Best has been voted the International Best Ratings Agency for Takaful at the International Takaful Awards 2018, held in conjunction with the 12th International Takaful Summit in London. This is the fourth consecutive year that A.M. Best has won the award. The International Takaful Awards recognise the achievements of companies that have made significant contributions and shown leadership in the (re)takaful sector. Roger Sellek, chief executive officer of A.M. Best, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, said: “A.M. Best’s ratings give confidence to the market to engage with Takaful operators. As the leading global insurance rating agency, A.M. Best brings a broader understanding of insurance market issues and challenges to its coverage of the Takaful market. Winning the 2018 International Best Ratings Agency for Takaful award for a fourth consecutive year demonstrates our continuing commitment to this sector.” The award was accept ... Read more »
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CHICAGO-Saturday 14 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, congratulates Croatia on a remarkable run to the World Cup final. The Croatia national team is the first World Cup team with STATS Edge™, the only artificial intelligence (AI) powered platform that enhances match preparation by delivering better insights in less time. On Wednesday, July 11, for the third consecutive match, Croatia won in extra time, beating England 2-1. England entered the match as slight favorites, along with the tournament’s leading goal scorer Harry Kane’s six goals, two more than any other player. Croatia won the match off the foot of Mario Mandzukic, the country’s second-leading goal scorer in World Cup history. With a goal in the 109th minute, Mandzukic tied for the sixth-latest semi-final goal in World Cup history. Prior to the matchup, Croatia reached the semi-finals via penalty kicks versus Russia (4-3) and Denmark (3-2), follow ... Read more »
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LONDON-Friday 13 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Henley & Partners, a leading global investment migration firm, has won the public tender to design, implement, and promote the much-anticipated Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program. The firm submitted its application for the public tender — issued by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova — at the end of May. The MCBI program, set to launch within the next few months, will become the third such program in Europe — after Malta and Cyprus —and the most affordable, giving individuals the opportunity to acquire alternative citizenship by making a EUR 100,000 contribution to Moldova’s Public Investment Fund. Henley & Partners has accumulated over 20 years of experience working with governments in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia on the design, set-up, operation, and promotion of some of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs, raising more than USD 7 ... Read more »
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Mobile Ecosystem To Add $150 Billion to Regional Economy by 2022 KIGALI, Rwanda-Tuesday 17 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series, published at the GSMA ‘Mobile 360 – Africa’ event being held in Kigali this week. The new report forecasts that there will be 634 million unique mobile subscribers1 across Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025, equivalent to 52 per cent of the population, up from 444 million (44 per cent) at the end of last year. The report also calculates that the mobile ecosystem will add more than $150 billion in value to Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy by 2022, equivalent to almost 8 per cent of regional GDP. “For many citizens across the region, particularly those living in rural areas, a mobile phone is not just a communications device but also the primary channel for getting online and a vital tool f ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday 17 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fischer & Schickendantz, led by Juan Federico Fischer, and Solution Alliance SRL, led by Juan Ignacio Troccoli, have rebranded this week as Andersen Tax & Legal, a member firm of Andersen Global. The firm, based in Montevideo, entered a Collaboration Agreement with Andersen Global in September 2017, and is now a fully integrated member of the global verein. Juan Federico Fischer remarked, “Andersen is a symbol of quality and is recognized worldwide by both clients and professionals, and is ahead of the game in terms of creating a global firm with integrated tax and legal services. We are truly excited to officially be part of the team.” “Throughout their time with us as a collaborating firm and now a member firm, the team in Uruguay has demonstrated a deep commitment to providing seamless, best-in-class service. Additionally, Juan Federico is a member of Andersen Global’s Latin American regional board, and is the tr ... Read more »
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Latest GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Highlights that 4 Billion People Are Still Offline; Policy Decisions on Spectrum Remain a Key Obstacle to Digital Inclusion KIGALI, Rwanda-Tuesday 17 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Better spectrum pricing policies are needed in developing countries to improve the economic and social welfare of the billions of people that remain unconnected to mobile broadband services, according to a new report, ‘Spectrum Pricing in Developing Countries’, released by the GSMA today at the Mobile 360 – Africa conference in Kigali. The study reveals that spectrum prices in developing countries are, on average, more than three times higher than in developed countries, when income is taken into account. This high spectrum pricing is a major roadblock to increasing mobile penetration. Authored by GSMA Intelligence, the study also found that governments are playing an active role in increasing spectrum prices to maximise state revenues from spectrum licen ... Read more »
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Visa data shows that international travelers from the United States and Mexico continue to lead in-stadium purchases for foreign spenders at the FIFA World Cup™ MOSCOW-Saturday 14 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, today released an analysis of spending inside the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ stadiums from the opening match on June 14 through the semi-finals on July 11. The data highlights the increased consumer adoption of innovative payment technology, as fifty percent of purchases with Visa in tournament venues utilized contactless transactions, including cards, mobile devices and wearables. Visa cardholders on average spent 1,408 rubles (approximately $23.00) per transaction inside the stadiums throughout the tournament, with fans from Russia spending the most, followed by United States and Mexico, respectively. The largest average individual purchases were seen on in-stadium merchandise (4,200 rubles; approxi ... Read more »
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