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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] With less than six months until the GCC implements value added tax (VAT), a new survey from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Thomson Reuters has found that there is a significant lack of preparation and awareness among businesses in the region of how it will affect them. The report, Are GCC businesses equipped for VAT?, has found that only 11% of respondents understand the impact that VAT implementation will have on their business, whilst 49% are yet to commence their impact assessment. The report has also raised concerns about the advice and expertise available for businesses, with regional regulatory differences likely to test their finance and IT capabilities. More than one third (38%) said they lacked in-house resources, whilst 44% described their resources as ‘limited.’ Meanwhile, 88% of organisations surveyed said they had not made any budget provisions for VAT in 2017 ahead o ... Read more »
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LUXEMBOURG-Friday, July 14th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Luxembourg Parliament adopted the draft law on the exploration and use of space resources. The Grand Duchy is thus the first European country to offer a legal framework ensuring that private operators can be confident about their rights on resources they extract in space. The law will come into force on August 1, 2017. Its first article provides that space resources are capable of being owned. The country’s law also establishes the procedures for authorizing and supervising space exploration missions. The legal and regulatory framework is a key action of an overall strategy to be implemented by the Luxembourg government within the initiative whose goal is to support the long-term economic development of new, innovative activities in the space industry. Within this strategy including but not limited to the legal regime, Luxembourg has moreover begun to support research and development projects of ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO -Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is proud to announce a presence in Turkey by way of a Collaboration Agreement with NAZALI Tax & Legal, a leading tax and legal consultancy firm with locations in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Bursa. The addition of NAZALI Tax & Legal as a collaborating firm of Andersen Global is part of Andersen’s current strategy of building out a larger platform in the region. The Nazali team is led by founder and Managing Partner, Ersin Nazali. “Our main philosophy has always been and will continue to be the establishment and maintenance of a trust-based relationship with our clients where we can provide objective, best-in-class service. This collaboration will allow us to combine resources and provide even more seamless, outstanding service globally,” said Ersin Nazali. “In addition, this collaboration is a very significant indicator of the international confidence and interest in the Turkish economy for the ... Read more »
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Entrust Datacard™ ioTrust™ security solution supports digital business by providing trusted interactions between people, systems, and things — unlocking business value through faster, more secure access to IoT data MINNEAPOLIS -Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced the introduction of the Entrust Datacard ioTrust security solution. The solution delivers a secure and trusted digital infrastructure that safeguards data between devices, sensors, and backend platforms connected within an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. By applying digital identities managed through definable policy — the ioTrust security solution allows companies to do business in new ways and create the trusted products and experiences that these environments demand. Today, digital businesses are striving to create new business models that turn stand-alone products into high ... Read more »
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GSMA Announces New Connected Women Commitments, Additional Signatories for Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Launch of Mobile for Energy Access Initiative and Successful First African Rural Roaming Project DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced several developments in its Mobile for Development programme, all of which support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Connected Woman initiative announced new commitments by five mobile network operators (MNOs) to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet or mobile money services, while Sudatel Group became the latest signatory to the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter. Additionally, the GSMA’s Utilities programme launched the ‘Mobile for Energy Access’ initiative, the Connected Society Programme announced that Tanzanian MNOs have implemented the first tri-party rural roaming project in Africa, and the mAgri programme relea ... Read more »
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INGELHEIM, Germany -Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Complete data set from 503 patients show that Praxbind® (idarucizumab) led to immediate, complete and sustained reversal of the anticoagulant effect of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) in emergency settings1 Final results from RE-VERSE AD™ were presented as a late-breaker at the ISTH 2017 Congress1 and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine2 Praxbind® is approved as a specific reversal agent for Pradaxa®3,4 in 61 countries and available in more than 8,200 sites (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced final results from RE-VERSE AD™.1,2 The study shows that Praxbind® (idarucizumab) was able to immediately and completely reverse the anticoagulant effect of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) in patients in emergency situations. The effects were consistent both in patients requiring an urgent surgery or intervention, and in patients presenting with uncontrollable or life-threatening bleedin ... Read more »
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BELLEVUE, Wash. & BOSTON & SEOUL -Samedi 15 Juillet 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Le Fonds de Global Good d’Intellectual Ventures et GE (NYSE : GE) ont signé un accord de licence avec la société de technologie de diagnostic Access Bio (KOSDAQ: 950130) pour fabriquer et distribuer des technologies de diagnostic innovantes qui aideront les agents de santé internationaux à identifier plus rapidement le paludisme asymptomatique dans les régions à faible ressources dans le monde. L'identification de ces infections à bas niveau est considérée comme fondamentale pour diriger les efforts visant à éliminer le paludisme. « L’amélioration significative de la sensibilité des tests de diagnostic rapide du paludisme (TDRs) traite des déficiences dans le diagnostic rapide qui nous rapprochera de l'élimination de la maladie mortelle dans de plus de régions dans le monde », a déclaré Maurizio Vecchione, Vice-Président Exécutif de Global Good & Research. «GE et Global Good partage avec Access ... Read more »
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New business models are emerging as enterprises and solution providers get ready for the next generation of mobile networks LONDON-Monday, July 10th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- In its latest report ‘5G Deployment Models Are Crystallizing’, Arthur D. Little (ADL) examines the opportunities that exist for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems enabled by the next generation of mobile networks. Promising huge increases in speed and bandwidth, 5G has the potential to deliver a vast array of realistic, interactive experiences to consumers, for example, in the areas of immersive games and sports viewing, autonomous driving and augmented reality infotainment, with use cases currently being built. In the enterprise area, ADL also notes that various industries are already organizing themselves into ecosystems to collectively benefit from 5G connectivity and its related infrastructure, for example, in relation to the rollout of Smart Cities and Smart Manufacturing. W ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 21 countries, Watermark Marketing Management walked away with 1 Gold and 2 Bronze at the 2017 Summit Creative Award®. The agency received this recognition for creatives done for their client Wanzl Middle East as well as for their own work for industry promotion “We first won the Summit Creative awards in 2016 and it was a huge motivation for us. We are happy that we were able to repeat our performance and win the Gold this year which had eluded us earlier. We have always aimed at providing the best service to our clients and the repeat win surely provides a reassurance that we are on the right track. We dedicate our win to our clients for their encouragement and support” – said -Aman Roy, General Manager Watermark Marketing Management Watermark Marketing Management is a Dubai based Boutique agency offering integrated marketing and creative services to their clients. The agenc ... Read more »
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