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January 21, 2018

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Execution is key to digital success

Many companies have enjoyed significant efficiencies from partial digitisation in recent years, but there’s still a lot of paper flying about many everyday offices. Most agree that achieving truly paperless processes would greatly impact business and enhance customer service. However, many find the idea of implementing the tools they need to achieve digitisation daunting.

But it doesn’t have to be. Enterprise content management (ECM) does"...

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January 21, 2018

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NIC Bank Partners With Vehicle Maker Toyota To Empower Small Businesses In Kenya

Toyota Kenya, an East African Subsidiary of the Japanese vehicle maker of the same name, has partnered with regional lender NIC Bank to empower small businesses in the country.

The two entities are working to capitalize on the nation’s small and medium sizes (SME) industry, which employs millions of Kenyans. NIC and Toyota Kenya plan to cash in on a growing trend in the region wherein small business owners within the country’s supply chain"...

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January 21, 2018

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KBBO Group to Expand Investment in Education

Abu Dhabi-based investment firm, KBBO Group, will invest in growing technologies in the education sector having successfully built the largest healthcare portfolio in the region, its CEO, Yazen Abu Gulal, said at a recent forum.

In a round table session with senior regional leaders at the recent Milken Institute London Summit, Yazen Abu Gulal said digital learning has evolved from a useful ability"...

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January 21, 2018

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The Brightline Initiative, Project Management Institute and The Boston Consulting Group Host The Economist Events for Davos Panel

(AETOS Wire) -- The Brightline™ Initiative, a non-commercial coalition dedicated to helping organizations bridge the gap between strategy design and strategy delivery, along with Project Management Institute (PMI) and The Boston Consulting Group are hosting The Economist Events on the panel discussion, “The Business Case for Openness: Implementing Strategy in a Drawbridge up World.”

This"...

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January 20, 2018

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Government new health insurance scheme, growing ageing population to boost medical device market, report

South Africa medical device market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8.97 percent during the 2018-2024 period due to public-private partnerships to develop hospitals, government new health insurance schemes and growing ageing population.

It is predicted that ageing population in South Africa will double by 2050 from the present figure.

Around 90 percent of the total South"...

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January 20, 2018

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TPG Growth set to acquire TRACE, Africa’s music and entertainment company

TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in TRACE, the afro-urban music and entertainment media.

The remaining stake will be owned by TRACE’s co-founder and management team. TPG Growth will invest alongside Evolution Media and Satya Capital.

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January 20, 2018

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Central Bank of Somalia and Somali Financial Institutions work to modernize banking sector

The Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) and Somali Financial Institutions (SFIs) are taking crucial steps to modernize national payments systems. Supported by the World Bank, the CBS and private financial institutions are streamlining their efforts to strengthen the inter-bank payment, clearing and settlement systems in Somalia.

This development follows a five-day consultative forum held in Nairobi, Kenya on National Payment Systems Development. The forum"...

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January 20, 2018

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International Finance Corporation increases reach of index insurance for smallholder farmers in Zambia

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, has unveiled a grant extension to Mayfair Insurance Company Zambia Limited, to support Mayfair in scaling up its weather-based index insurance product line in Zambia.

The additional performance-based grant, awarded through the Global Index Insurance Facility, is expected to help Mayfair reach an additional 300,000 farmers by December 2019.

Smallholder"...

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January 20, 2018

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New US Patent for Solidia Technologies’ CO2-cured Concrete Advances Performance and Sustainability of Building Materials

(AETOS Wire) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for the structure of CO2-cured Solidia Concrete™, advancing the performance and sustainability of materials available to the global construction and materials industries. Solidia Technologies® holds the exclusive licensing rights to the patent, which is held by Rutgers University, where the original generation of the material was invented. U.S. Patent No. 9,868,667, 'Bonding Element, Bonding Matrix and Composite Material Having the Bonding Element and Method of Manufacturing Thereof,' covers the composition of matter of the non-hydraulic concrete. “The hydrate bonds in conventional concrete can compromise that material’s strength and durability,” explained Solidia Chief Technology Officer Nicholas DeCristofaro, Ph.D. “With CO2-cured concrete, bonding elements based on silica and......

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January 20, 2018

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The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste

(AETOS Wire) -- The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030.

This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with a multi-year investment that includes"...

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