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30 Oct, 2017, 13:00 GMT Thailand Board of Investment: Thailand Primes for Digital Bigtime

Thailand is poised to be a major player in the digital world. With nearly 30 million people logging on every day, the country has the second...


29 Oct, 2017, 11:55 GMT ITFC Organizes Arab-Africa B2B Meeting to Strengthen Trade Partnership

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) Group, is organizing Buyers Sellers...


27 Oct, 2017, 11:56 BST Dmitry Leus of East-West Connect Comments on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

Writing this week for EU Today, Dmitry Leus of East West Connect commented that: "Much has been made this last weekend of the news that Bitcoin...


25 Oct, 2017, 16:15 BST Smart Agriculture and digitisation to shape the African chemicals market

Technological advancements and improved quality standards will boost chemical sales, finds Frost & Sullivan Smart agriculture is expected...


25 Oct, 2017, 14:50 BST Huge Potential for Trade in South Asia Using Global Transit System

Paired with India's inauguration of its TIR (http://APO.af/FREM41) steering committee today, the study reinforces growing endorsement across the...


25 Oct, 2017, 10:00 BST URBAN FUTURE Global Conference: Courageous CityChangers Sparking Innovation in Cities

The Agenda for Europe's Biggest Event for Sustainable Cities is Online 3,000 attendees from more than 400 cities, 50 countries and 4...


24 Oct, 2017, 05:00 BST Smartphone Average Selling Price Sees Record Year-on-year Growth in 3Q - GfK Data

- ASP accelerated further in 3Q17, posting the highest year-on-year increase in any observed quarter - Strong 3Q demand for...


23 Oct, 2017, 13:00 BST PIN on Mobile Set to Revolutionise the Payments Industry, says MYPINPAD

MYPINPAD, global leader in payments software authentication solutions, today released its eBook highlighting the benefits of the emerging PIN on...


23 Oct, 2017, 03:30 BST PIN on Mobile Set to Revolutionise the Payments Industry, says MYPINPAD

MYPINPAD, global leader in payments software authentication solutions, today released its eBook highlighting the benefits of the emerging PIN on...


19 Oct, 2017, 17:25 BST Risk blind-spots could undermine UK companies' growth prospects

- Confidence is down but businesses are pressing ahead – although only 28% of business leaders feel confident in growth prospects, over 50% are...


19 Oct, 2017, 15:03 BST Digital Pathology Survey Identifies Key Innovations in Automated Image Analysis and Cloud Hosting

Telepathology and predictive algorithms will create growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan The use of digital pathology has been...


19 Oct, 2017, 09:00 BST Customer Insight and Analytics: Future Trends Report

The 2018 edition of the Future Trends Report: Customer Insight & Analytics has just been released featuring exclusive interviews and articles...


17 Oct, 2017, 13:38 BST CSA Group Now Recognized to Issue Approvals to Help Manufacturers Access the Japanese Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) Market

- All $ are USD Manufacturers now have a viable option for placing products on the Japanese HazLoc market in a faster and cost-effective way as...


16 Oct, 2017, 19:30 BST GCSEN Foundation and SOCAP Moving the World to a Better Place by Helping Millennials Make Meaning and Make Money

The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN) Foundation and SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) share a vision, a mission to foster...


16 Oct, 2017, 13:27 BST Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Wraps 2017 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum - Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurs

- 3rd ANNUAL TEF ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM HELD ON OCTOBER 13-14 IN LAGOS - 1,300 AFRICAN SMEs, POLICYMAKERS, INCUBATORS FROM 54...


16 Oct, 2017, 13:13 BST Electronics Industry Plugs into Ethical Sourcing to Tackle Forced Labour Risk

Report highlights increased modern slavery risk in electronics supply chain and tangible benefits of greater transparency from ethical sourcing...


16 Oct, 2017, 07:45 BST RANEPA Monitoring of Russia's Economic Outlook, September 2017, Available Online

Issue No. 16 (54), 2017 of the analytical review, "Monitoring of Russia's Economic Outlook. Trends and challenges of social and economic...


15 Oct, 2017, 18:39 BST Qatar Reaffirms Robust Economy at IMF and World Bank Meetings

Qatar's economic outlook remains positive, according to the Qatari delegation attending the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund...


13 Oct, 2017, 06:00 BST Barclays Africa Group and OMFIF Launch Africa Financial Markets Index

Expanding and deepening financial markets across Africa is a central condition for the next stage of the continent's development. That is a key...


12 Oct, 2017, 14:00 BST ABI Research forecasts E-commerce share of total retail sales to reach 25% by 2025

Smart Retail has gone through revolutionary changes in the past 10 years and will exponentially continue to do so going forward. Brick and mortar...


11 Oct, 2017, 16:26 BST X Marks the Spot: Apple's Possible Target beyond Phones

Comment by Krishna Jayaraman, Programme Manager, Connectivity & Telematics, Mobility Team, Frost & Sullivan "It was September second...


11 Oct, 2017, 13:37 BST 'True Bearing' Financial Planners Unveil Consumer Attitudes Towards Sustainable Investment

Crucial market survey illustrates current truth behind consumer interest in ESG investments True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners have...


09 Oct, 2017, 07:45 BST Open Innovations Forum 2017

On October 16-18 Skolkovo Technopark will host Moscow International Open Innovations Forum. About 15,000 participants from more than 90 countries...


06 Oct, 2017, 08:59 BST Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute's 15th Anniversary Rhodes Forum 2017 Convenes

DOC Research Institute ("DOC", or the "Institute"), an independent international think tank headquartered in Berlin, announces that the 15th...


04 Oct, 2017, 07:00 BST The Best Places To Work in the Middle East will be Revealed in Early 2018

An international program that certifies annually employers of choice in GCC / Middle East and provides companies with local and international HR...