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Continued strong performance delivering double-digit earnings growth year-to-date; raising full-year guidance with Core Earnings margin expansion now projected at 300bps OSAKA, Japan-Friday, February 2nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502): Underlying Revenue growth +6.7% led by Takeda's Growth Drivers Underlying Revenue grew +6.7% year-to-date, with Takeda's Growth Drivers (Gastroenterology, Oncology, Neuroscience and Emerging Markets) posting strong underlying revenue growth of +14.5%. Gastroenterology +23.7% fueled by market share growth of ENTYVIO® and TAKECAB®. Oncology +13.8% driven by the expansion of NINLARO® and ADCETRIS®, and the addition of revenue from ICLUSIG® and ALUNBRIG®. Neuroscience +26.4% led by robust growth of TRINTELLIX® in the U.S. Emerging Markets +1.9% with strong performance in Russia and Brazil offsetting temporary declines in China and the Middle East. Underlying Revenue performance was drive ... Read more »
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Saturday, February 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Shrooq Green Energy (ASGE), a UAE based company specializing in municipal solid waste (MSW) gasification technologies. The arrangement agrees to mutual cooperation in terms of sharing expertise, a pilot scaled Skid Mounted Gasification Unit (SMGU), and research on waste to energy systems developed by ASGE. ASGE will deliver the SMGU to RAK Research and Innovation Center (RAKRIC) for research and application development using the sysngas produced from the waste sources in Ras Al Khaimah. This initiative directly joins with RAK Waste Management Authority (RAKWMA) to support their mission of diverting seventy-five percent of the MSW away from landfills by 2021. As per the terms of the agreement, ASGE will support RAKRIC for research and development in the areas of mutual interest related to municipal solid was ... Read more »
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LONDRES-Dimanche 4 Février 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Avanti Communications Group plc (« Avanti»), l'un des principaux fournisseurs de services de communication de données par satellite en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique (EMEA), a signé un partenariat avec Global Partnership for Education (« GPE »), Une organisation internationale qui assure aux enfants des pays en développement l'accès à une éducation de qualité, et s'est engagé à fournir le haut débit par satellite via son nouveau satellite à haut débit en bande Ka, HYLAS 4, à 1000 écoles rurales en Afrique. Grâce à HYLAS 4, qui sera lancé en mars 2018, les écoles éloignées et marginalisées d'Afrique pourront accéder à Internet pour environ 10 dollars par jour, ce qui leur permettra d'accéder aux opportunités d'apprentissage en ligne et numérique. La connectivité sera fournie via l'ECO (« Every Community Online ») d'Avanti qui fournit à l'école et à la communauté environnante un accès Wi-Fi. Les membres de la communauté peuvent tél ... Read more »
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LONDON-Saturday, February 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communication services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has agreed a partnership with Global Partnership for Education (“GPE”), an international organisation which ensures children across developing countries have access to quality education, and has pledged to deliver satellite broadband via its new High Throughput Ka-band Satellite, HYLAS 4, to 1,000 rural schools across Africa. Through HYLAS 4, which is launching in March 2018, remote and marginalised schools in Africa will be able to access the internet for approximately $10 a day, gaining access to eLearning and digital opportunities. The connectivity will be delivered via Avanti’s ECO (“Every Community Online”) which provides school and surrounding community with Wi-Fi access. Community members can download the ECO mobile payment app and make micropayments for broadb ... Read more »
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LONDON-Saturday, February 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Institutional Investors with assets under management of USD 31 trillion want more detailed disclosure from portfolio companies about their boards of directors, business strategy and ESG, according to Morrow Sodali’s annual Institutional Investor Survey, released today. The survey highlights three areas of concern for investors looking ahead to the 2018 annual meeting season: Clear articulation of a company’s business strategy and goals; Directors’ skills, qualifications, experience and individual contribution to the effectiveness of the board; Detailed business rationale for board decisions and their alignment with strategy and financial performance. The Morrow Sodali survey, the third of its kind, was conducted between November and December 2017. Forty-nine global Institutional Investors, with USD 31 trillion of assets under management, responded to the survey. Survey respondents also indicated that: Investors wi ... Read more »
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LONDON-Saturday, February 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- One of the world’s leading crypto publishing platforms, Zloadr, has announced that it is launching a new online cryptocurrency converter calculator, adding to its existing range of digital tools. The calculator acts as an automated world currency and cryptocurrency converter, enabling users of the platform to convert a wide range of global, Government-issued fiat currencies to the value of different cryptocurrencies, and vice versa – quickly and easily. The calculator is expected to rival existing online conversion tools. Early statistics indicate that bitcoin (BTC) is among one of the most commonly converted cryptocurrencies right now, in line with the coin’s position at the top of the market capitalisation leaderboard. Bitcoin appears to be most frequently considered alongside the United States Dollar (USD) and British Pound (GBP). Ethereum (ETH), second by market cap, is also shown to be popular with users. Zloa ... Read more »
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