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Closing of Previously Announced Transition of AB InBev’s 54.5% Equity Stake to The Coca-Cola Company Follows Regulatory Approvals; The Coca-Cola Company Will Continue to Work Toward Refranchising CCBA, The Largest Coca-Cola Bottler in Africa ATLANTA & BRUSSELS -Thursday, October 5th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH) announced today that they have completed the transition of AB InBev’s majority interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). CCBA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, was formed in 2016 through the combination of African non-alcoholic ready-to-drink bottling interests of SABMiller plc, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. AB InBev later acquired SABMiller and reached an agreement to transition AB InBev’s 54.5% equity stake in CCBA to Coca-Cola. The transition, which was first announced in December 2016, makes The Coca-Cola ... Read more »
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Curio Collection étudie ce qui conduit à la curiosité et lance un jeu-questionnaire en ligne partageable MCLEAN, Virginie -Jeudi 5 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--Êtes-vous né curieux ? Cet automne, Curio Collection by Hilton™ – l’une des 14 marques dominantes de Hilton (NYSE : HLT) – aide les voyageurs à se déterminer en fouillant dans leur amour de l’exploration. Grâce à des études de consommation, la marque a découvert que les personnes recherchent des expériences uniques en tant qu’aspect indissociable de leur voyage. Dans cette perspective, et avec la curiosité au cœur du nom de la marque, Curio Collection s’est tournée vers la science pour parrainer des tests ADN effectués sur environ 30 voyageurs passionnés qui adorent partager leurs voyages avec leurs followers sur les réseaux sociaux. L’objectif était de déterminer s’ils ont le gène DRD4-7R, mieux connu sous le nom de « gène du voyage », dans le but de comprendre notre désir inné de voyager. Aujourd’hui, la m ... Read more »
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Curio Collection Studies What Drives Curiosity and Debuts Shareable Online Quiz MCLEAN, Va. -Thursday, October 5th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Are you born curious? This fall, Curio Collection by Hilton™ – one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands – is helping travelers find out by digging into their love of exploration. Through consumer research, the brand discovered that people are seeking unique experiences as an integral aspect of their travel. With that insight, and with curiosity at the core of the brand name, Curio Collection turned to science to sponsor the DNA testing of approximately 30 avid travelers who love sharing their journeys with their social media followers. The goal was to determine if they have the DRD4-7R gene, better known as the “wanderlust gene,” in an effort to understand our innate desire to travel. Today, the collection brand launches an “Are You Curious?” social media quiz, to allow everyone to put their curiosity to the test. “A c ... Read more »
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Caratube International Oil Company LLP and Mr. Devincci Salah Hourani (ICSID n°ARB/13/13) – AWARD PARIS -Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The following is a statement from Derains & Gharavi, Caratube and Mr. Hourani’s legal representatives: "On September 27, 2017, an ICSID Arbitral Tribunal, under auspices of the World Bank, composed of President Prof. Laurent Levy, Prof. Laurent Aynés and Prof. Jacques Salès, rendered the first Award ruling on the merits the Hourani family (including Messrs. Devincci Hourani, Issam Hourani (Khorani) and Kassem Omar)’s numerous claims against Kazakhstan, in favour of Caratube International Oil Company LLP (“Caratube”) finding Kazakhstan liable under Kazakh and international law for unlawful expropriation and ordered it to pay Caratube USD 39.2 million in damages, plus USD 1,207,757.44, and well over 10 million USD in interest ("ICSID Award"). The Hourani family had its business empire expropriated by Kazakhstan in 200 ... Read more »
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LONDON -Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Insurance markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have continued to grow, with increased demand for products over the past decade driven by a period of high oil prices that has funded infrastructure development and increased commercial activity, and the introduction of compulsory covers, particularly for medical health care and liability risks. However, many Middle Eastern economies are now facing challenges as a result of the low oil price environment, with lower revenue increasing pressure on government finances. This has resulted in governments reconsidering their fiscal stances, with the adoption of a value-added tax regime in the process of being rolled out across the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and increasing restraint on government spending on infrastructure. A new special report published by A.M. Best, titled, “Stormy Currents Emerging for MENA Reinsurers,” states that while ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO-Mercredi 4 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global est ravie d'annoncer une nouvelle présence en Afrique grâce à une collaboration avec Nexus Business Advisory Limited (Nexus), cabinet de conseil en matière fiscale, juridique et commerciale, basé à Nairobi, au Kenya. La conclusion d'un accord de collaboration avec Nexus marque le lancement du cabinet d'Andersen Global en Afrique de l'Est, et constitue la prochaine étape de l'expansion de la plateforme de l'organisation en Afrique, qui inclut actuellement également le cabinet membre nigérian Andersen Tax LP. Nexus a été fondé en 2013, et son équipe est dirigée par son fondateur et associé directeur Philip Muema. Le cabinet se compose d'experts en problématiques fiscales et juridiques qui bénéficient d'une excellente réputation en matière fiscale bâtie au fil de plus de 40 ans. Nexus continuera de fournir des solutions fiscales et commerciales aux particuliers et entreprises opérant en Afrique de l' ... Read more »
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ISACA study examines how well boardrooms are safeguarding digital assets ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill-Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- More than 90 percent of senior business leaders agree that strong technology governance contributes to improved business outcomes and increased agility, according to ISACA’s latest research, “Better Tech Governance Is Better for Business.” Despite recognizing the link between governance and outcomes, a governance gap still exists, with 69 percent reporting that their leadership and board of director teams need to establish a clearer link between business and IT goals. The global findings were released today at CSX North America in Washington DC. The data delves into corporate governance of all things digital, increased responsibilities and funding priorities, and whether boards are doing all they can to plan, train, fund and safeguard their organization’s digital assets. The research and additional resources can be found here. “ ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is pleased to announce a new presence in Africa through a collaboration with Nexus Business Advisory Limited (Nexus), a tax, legal and business advisory firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. The establishment of a Collaboration Agreement with Nexus launches Andersen Global’s practice in East Africa and is the next step in expanding the organization’s platform in Africa, which currently also includes Nigerian member firm, Andersen Tax LP. Nexus was founded in 2013 and the team is led by Founder and Managing Partner, Philip Muema. The firm is comprised of experts in tax and legal issues who have an excellent track record in tax matters gained cumulatively over 40 years. Nexus will continue to provide tax and business solutions to individuals and corporations operating in East Africa and abroad, including services related to mergers & acquisitions, due diligence reviews, sell-side tax advice, transfer pr ... Read more »
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CHICAGO -Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chicago based Treasury Management System (TMS) vendor GTreasury and Sydney based risk and treasury management vendor Visual Risk have joined forces in a strategic alliance to work on the integration of their leading cash and risk management treasury systems. The deal will also see Visual Risk improve its reach in the U.S. and help GTreasury to access Australia and South East Asia. They will go to market jointly in the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America. Paul Nailand and Richard Hughes, Cofounders of Visual Risk said: “Our partnership with GTreasury is based on our strong shared vision for corporate treasury, tight fit of risk and cash products and highly complementary geographical footprint. The integration of our products creates a ground-breaking TMS that is formed from the very best cash, payment, and risk solutions available.” Orazio Manzi-Fe Pater, Founder of GTreasury said: “Integrating with Visual Ri ... Read more »
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BUSAN, Corée du Sud -Jeudi 5 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--Busan Metropolitan City a annoncé qu'elle allait accueillir le 22e Festival international du film de Busan (Busan International Film Festival, BIFF) ainsi que l’édition 2017 du salon « Game Show and Trade, All-Round (G-STAR) », une exposition mondiale consacrée aux jeux. Le 22e BIFF, qui se tiendra du 12 au 21 octobre, verra la projection de 298 films sur 32 écrans, tandis que le salon G-STAR 2017, considéré comme l'un des trois principaux évènements de jeux internationaux, se déroulera du 16 au 19 novembre au centre BEXCO. Pendant le Festival international du film de Busan (BIFF), 298 films de 75 pays seront projetés sur 32 écrans dans cinq grandes salles de cinéma de Busan. Le festival présentera 100 premières mondiales (76 longs métrages et 24 courts-métrages), 29 premières internationales (24 longs métrages et 5 courts-métrages) et dix films dans la compétition« New Currents ». Le film coréen « Glass Gard ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has always been instrumental in promoting foreign trade. In its mission for a greener future, TAITRA, recently held a Smart Energy Seminar in the city, where Mr. Suo-Hang Chuang, Vice Chairman, TAITRA, led a delegation of 4 established Taiwanese Suppliers to the UAE who have made considerable progress in the field of energy efficient solutions, giving UAE domestic companies an opportunity to discuss trade and investment cooperation with their Taiwanese Counterparts. At the same time, the seminar also helped the Taiwanese firms get the exposure they need to take their Smart Energy Products internationally. Working towards a more energy-efficient future, the Taiwanese delegates consisted of Dr. Shuo-Yen Chou and Mr. Steven Young, distinguished professors from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Mr. Jason Lin, Assistant Vice President, NexPower ... Read more »
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The Leading Streaming Music Provider in the Middle East and North Africa Region Chooses Triton’s Comprehensive Ad Tech Suite to Monetize their Digital Audio Advertising Inventory LONDON -Wednesday, October 4th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Triton Digital®, a leading technology provider for the audio industry, and Anghami, the largest streaming music provider in the Middle East, today announced a partnership whereby Anghami will utilize Triton Digital’s complete ad tech stack to monetize their digital audio inventory, which is exclusively represented by Digital Media Services (DMS), the digital arm of Choueiri Group. Through this partnership, Anghami and DMS will leverage Triton’s highly-scalable ad server, Tap, to dynamically insert targeted audio ads into Anghami’s 600 Million audio streams per month, resulting in a more engaging and personalized experience for their listeners, and a higher return for their advertisers. In addition, DMS will make Anghami’s audio inventory ... Read more »
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