Friday, July 1, 2022

How Fresenius Medical Care’s Kidney Kid is promoting better kidney health

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Fresenius Medical Care, the provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases, has announced the social media expansion of its highly successful global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, The Kidney Kid.

Celonis announces acquisition of Process Analytics Factory

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Celonis, an execution management, announced the acquisition of Process Analytics Factory (PAF), a provider of process mining insights for Microsoft Power BI. This acquisition will enable millions of Microsoft Power Platform users to utilize Celonis’ market leading Execution Management System (EMS) for process mining, automation, and collaboration.

Alpha Fintech announces the launch of Fi911’s SaaS dispute processing

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Fi911, the dispute specialists and sister brand of Chargebacks911, and Alpha Fintech, a fintech pioneer aiming to evolve and simplify payments, announced their partnership. APAC regional acquirers and PSPs will be able to leverage the unrivaled Fi911 SaaS dispute management platform, delivering turnkey intelligent automation and end-to-end processing. Global-branded cards issued in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to generate more than 288 billion purchase transactions in 2025, compared to 196 billion in 2020. However, with rapid growth comes new fraud threats. The new partnership will enable Alpha Fintech to extend a fully managed software service, delivering much needed scale and scope.

Rario receives $120 million in Series A funding round led by Dream Capital

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Rario, creators of the world’s first cricket NFT platform, announced a $120m Series A funding round led by Dream Capital, the Corporate Venture Capital and M&A arm of Dream Sports. Rario currently has the largest share of cricket NFT rights through exclusive partnerships with 6 international cricket leagues and a roster of 900+ cricketers. With Dream Capital’s investment, Rario gets access to Dream Sports’ 140 Million users, who will be offered FIAT-only products in India, with the potential to create the largest cricket NFT platform globally.

PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden and Juve’s Giorgio Chiellini talk about leadership

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PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden and Giorgio Chiellini, who captained the Italian national football team to success at Euro2020, talked about their careers, leadership skills and the importance of having fun, in a video interview published as part of the sports company’s annual report.

Kominfo, 10×1000 bring Flex Fintech Foundation Program to Indonesia

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The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) announced its partnership with fintech training platform 10x1000 Tech for Inclusion to recruit local talents to enroll in 10x1000’s Flex Fintech Foundation Program. This deal forms part of Kominfo’s Digital Entrepreneurship Academy (DEA) program, which aims to nurture talents to accelerate digital transformation in entrepreneurship, with a target of 60,000 people being trained in 2022.

ICGN onboards ecoDa to provide a specific module in its flagship training

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ICGN is proud to announce its partnership with ecoDa in providing an investor perspective to its flagship training programme for Directors. ecoDa has reworked its training program for European board members by integrating current topics like sustainability and non-financial reporting. ecoDa cooperates with ICGN alongside others including INSEAD, and Chapter Zero.

Blackstone acquires Crown Resorts in the firm’s largest investment in Asia

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Blackstone announced that real estate funds and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (Blackstone) have completed the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited (Crown) in the largest transaction to date for the firm in Asia Pacific (APAC). The transaction comprises three premium resort and casino properties in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

IT spending in the retail industry rises: What does that mean for your business?

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Digital transformation can make or break a business. It's transforming the way retailers function and if one doesn't invest in IT then one won't be able to compete, consequently losing market share. We are currently living in a highly digital world. High tech tools for retail are used to improve efficiency and reduce costs to improve the business' profitability.

Chainalysis launches sanctions screening tools for the crypto industry

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Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced the accelerated launch of two sanctions screening tools – an on-chain oracle available today and an API expected to launch next month – for the cryptocurrency industry free of charge. As countries around the world continue to leverage economic sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, decentralised web3 groups like DEXs, DeFi platforms, DAOs, and DApp developers are searching for lightweight tools to help them and their customers comply with sanctions policies.