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a, Qatar-Mercredi 11 Juillet 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] QNB Group, la plus grande institution financière au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique (Région MEA), a annoncé les résultats de la période de six mois prenant fin le 30 Juin 2018. Le profit net du premier semestre 2018 a atteint 7.1 milliards de rials qatari (1.9 milliard de dollars américains), en hausse de 7% par rapport à l'année précédente. Le total des actifs a augmenté de 10% par rapport à juin 2017 pour atteindre 846 milliards de rial qatari (232 milliards de dollars américains), le plus haut niveau jamais atteint par le Groupe. Le principal moteur de la croissance du total des actifs a été le taux de croissance en termes des prêts et d’avances, qui ont augmenté de 9% pour atteindre 604 milliards de rial qatari (166 milliards de dollars américains). Cela a été principalement financée par les dépôts des clients qui ont augmenté de 9% pour atteindre 614 milliards de rial qatari (169 milliards de dollars américains) à partir de juin 2017, ... Read more »
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IRVINE, Calif.-Wednesday 11 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the seventh year in a row, U.S. President Bill Clinton will address healthcare leaders and deliver the closing keynote remarks at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, to be held in Huntington Beach, California, on January 18th and 19th, 2019. President Clinton, the Founder of the Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States and a New York Times bestselling author, continues to provide unwavering support to the cause of eliminating preventable deaths in hospitals since the inaugural Summit in January 2013. Through his leadership and presence, he has inspired our healthcare community to take action to reduce preventable deaths in hospitals due to medical errors – the third leading cause of death in the United States, and 14th cause of death worldwide. Through the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, President Clinton continues to promote health and ... Read more »
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SAN DIEGO & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday 12 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD), a global leader in sleep apnea treatment and connected health solutions, and Verily, an Alphabet company, today announced their agreement to form a new joint venture. Combining ResMed’s expertise in sleep apnea and Verily’s advanced health data analytics technologies, the U.S.-based joint venture will study the health and financial impacts of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea, and develop software solutions that enable healthcare providers to more efficiently identify, diagnose, treat and manage individuals with sleep apnea and other breathing related sleep disorders. Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that affects an estimated 54 million Americans (calculated based on a 16-country prevalence data study),1 and is associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. Despite the condition’s high prevalence and increasi ... Read more »
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Doha, Qatar-Wednesday 11 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months period ended 30 June 2018. For the first half of 2018, Net Profit reached QAR7.1 billion (USD1.9 billion), up by 7% compared to last year. Total assets increased by 10% from June 2017 to reach QAR846 billion (USD232 billion), the highest ever achieved by the Group. The key driver of total assets growth was from loans and advances which grew by 9% to reach QAR604 billion (USD166 billion). This was mainly funded by customer deposits which increased by 9% to reach QAR614 billion (USD169 billion) from June 2017. This helped to maintain QNB Group’s loans to deposits ratio at 98.4% as at 30 June 2018. The Group’s drive for operational efficiency is yielding cost-savings in addition to sustainable revenue generating sources. This helped QNB Group to improve the efficiency ratio (cost to income ratio) to 27.2%, f ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 11 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] VEET, the global leading depilatory brand has partnered with actress and beauty queen Nadine Nassib Njeim, for its new campaign. As an iconic brand that advocates women’s beauty, VEET is now partnering with the most well-known celebrity in the region and an icon for millions of women – Nadine Nassib Njeim. The campaign is rooted in the real consumer insight that women look at alternative hair removal methods as being harmful for their skin, which strengthens VEET’s positioning as the brand that promises utmost beauty through a silky smooth skin. Speaking about the new campaign, Shahzeb Mahmood, RB’s Regional Director, Middle East North Africa & Pakistan said, “Veet’s innovations and insightful campaigns have been shaping our consumers behaviour, both internationally and locally, following the brand’s promise to deliver a customized approach to meet local aspirations. This partnership with Nadine makes us incredibly p ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 9 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The government of Iraq is committed to implementing a stable macroeconomic framework driven by significant growth potential in the oil and gas sector as well as non-oil industries. A potential leader in emerging markets, Iraq offers unlimited investment opportunities and requires over USD 30 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) per annum. After three years under combat operations, the end of Iraq’s war against the Islamic State (ISIS) encourages the country’s reconstruction and economic reformation. As a result of healthy foreign international reserves, limited restrictions on cross-border fund transfers as well as an attractive legal framework that provides greater protection and incentives for foreign investors, investments in the country is expected to generate the highest rate of returns. In 2018, governments from over 76 countries, global funds, organisations and investors pledged USD 30 billion in loans and inv ... Read more »
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“It gives you a better perspective of how all your learnings and experience fit together.” Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Wednesday 11 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] A veteran in the industry, Jimmy Durkan has been there and done everything. He’s lived in 4 continents, relocated 15 times across 12 countries, and travelled to over 28 countries around the globe. He has 30+ years of professional experience in financial control, risk management, and change management, and has supported the turn-around of various multi-national companies across numerous industries and markets. With Jimmy’s extensive experience, expertise and vast knowledge in business and finance, as well as being in an advanced stage of his career, there’s no reason for him to participate in the Global C-suite Business & Finance Programme, or put himself through an intensive study program. So, why did he do it? “I was looking for a suitable course for members of my staff to take that would benefit their professional developmen ... Read more »
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CHICAGO-Wednesday 11 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- BAI announced the finalists for the 2018 BAI Global Innovation Awards, the industry’s most prestigious awards program that unveils the most transformative solutions in the financial services industry worldwide. BAI also launched the new People’s Choice Award where voters throughout the industry will select which innovation is the most powerful among the BAI Global Innovation Award finalists. Now in its eighth year, the BAI Global Innovation Awards recognizes industry leaders and showcases what leading financial services innovators in all regions of the world are doing to deliver new value to customers and employees and improve efficiencies and profitability for their organizations. Each nomination is evaluated by the Innovation Circle. These judges weigh each innovation on originality and impact on consumers and the industry. The BAI Global Innovation Award winners will be announced in August and celebrated at BAI Beacon ... Read more »
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Award Presented by Storage Magazine at the “Storries XV” Annual Banquet WESTBOROUGH, Mass.-Wednesday 11 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced that it has been voted Storage Magazine’s “Enterprise Backup Storage Vendor of the Year” at its annual awards ceremony – the Storries XV – in London, UK. Winners are determined by public vote, so receipt of this award is especially important; it heralds the collective voices of ExaGrid’s customers and partners, and further validates the excellence of ExaGrid’s differentiated product architecture and superior customer service model. ”We’re honored to accept this award from Storage Magazine on behalf of many thousands of voters,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid. “Success to us means happy IT customers that no longer worry about the myriad of backup problems that used to keep them awake at night because they are now meeting SLAs, th ... Read more »
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