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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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- Enhancing operations for one of Japan’s leading financial groups - TOKYO & CUPERTINO, Calif.-Tuesday 17 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- NEC Corporation (NEC) (TOKYO:6701) and dotData, Inc., a Silicon Valley venture in the automation of data science, today announced the provision and full operation of “dotData” platform for the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMBC Group) in order to strengthen the Group’s analytical capabilities. In recent years, the need for big data analytics has been growing rapidly. However, there is also an increasing shortage of data scientists to handle this need. In order to address this issue, dotData automates data science processes through artificial intelligence (AI). dotData platform is now commercially available globally. NEC has obtained an exclusive license from dotData to provide this software across Japan. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, NEC and the dotData team have actively worked to incorporate AI into banking operati ... Read more »
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LF Logistics empowers its global business development teams with advanced opportunity management, collaboration and customer on-boarding platform SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 13 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lanetix, the leading provider of CRM software for the global logistics and transportation industry announced today that LF Logistics, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, has deployed Lanetix Opportunity Management Workflow to manage its sales processes. Using Lanetix’s opportunity management CRM software, the Hong Kong-based logistics service provider offers commercial leaders enhanced operational visibility into the status of the most important processes, if a project is on schedule, or when it’s encountered a delay and acts swiftly. By supporting the management and forecasting of opportunities, Lanetix allows sales representatives to provide granular detail on DC management, transport management, hubbing and consolidation, omni channel services, value added ... Read more »
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -Friday 13 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- AerSale® announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s AerSafe™ system on Airbus 321 aircraft (ST04010NY), that complies with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. This is the second ANAC STC approval for AerSafe, following approval on Boeing 737 CL aircraft in 2017. In the coming months, AerSafe will be expanded to cover additional aircraft types, to meet the September 2019 deadline of the ANAC regulation, Regulamento Brasileiro da Avaiação Civil (RBAC) nº 121.1117, that applies specifically to passenger aircraft that fly within or into Brazil. AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 CL and NG series (ST02980NY) and Boeing 767 series (ST03599NY) have already been approved by the FAA. “We are pleased that our Latin American customers operating A320 family aircraft are ... Read more »
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