Friday, January 27, 2023

The Top Employers Institute names HCLTech as a top employer for 2023

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HCLTech, a global tech company, has furthered its credentials as one of the top employers as ascertained by The Top Employers Institute through its Top Employer 2023 program. HCLTech received regional Top Employer certifications in 25 countries under the Top Employer 2023 program, including its headquarter location of India, paving the way for the recognition.

Thoughtworks cautions global businesses on exploring Web3

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“For some, Web3 has become synonymous with volatility and ‘get rich quick’ schemes. If the security and privacy aspects of blockchain are realised, the gain in distributed identity and greater end-user control could open up new ways for businesses to maintain customer data privacy while earning customer trust and loyalty in Web3.”

Big tech leaders predict trends that will influence financial services

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Leading SaaS cloud banking platform Mambu has launched its annual Partner Predictions report, which highlights the top financial trends expected to influence the industry in 2023 as Aussie businesses attempt to survive and thrive in a volatile macroeconomic environment.

Aussies are refinancing bigger home loans as interest rates begin to bite

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The rush to refinance bigger home loans is well and truly underway in Australia, off the back of another +0.25 basis point increase seeing the cash rate target reaching 2.85% in November (and expected to rise further in 2023). Ahead of this week’s RBA cash rate announcement, leading Australian home loans marketplace Joust.com.au has seen an increase in the size of home loans accessed for the purpose of refinancing on its platform.

Even tech savvy consumers can get tripped up by the language of fraud

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It's not just your imagination. Digital scams are everywhere online and in our daily lives. And as the holiday season approaches, fraudsters are counting on you to let your guard down and take the bait. Whether in the workplace or on the go, we're peppered by phone, text and email with offers for "free gifts" and traps to "act now" to supply personal information before a vital service gets cut off. Surprisingly, this barrage of "fraudulese" is infact working.

UpLink and HCL fund ten projects to tackle the global freshwater crisis

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Securing the global freshwater ecosystems, under increasing threat from climate change, population growth and consumer demand, has become more critical than ever. To tackle this escalating crisis, UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with global conglomerate HCL Group, has announced ten water-focused entrepreneurs who will share CHF1.75m ($1.9m) from HCL Group to scale their innovations.

TA Associates makes a strategic growth investment in Synokem

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TA Associates (TA), a global growth private equity firm, announced that it has completed a strategic growth investment in Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Synokem). Synokem’s founders will continue as shareholders in the Company alongside TA Associates. Founded in 1983 by Mr. J.M. Arora, Synokem is one of India’s leading contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), serving clients in the branded generic domestic formulations market. In addition, the Company’s products are exported to over 30 countries. Synokem is based in New Delhi, India, with manufacturing and R&D facilities in Haridwar, India.

HCLTech is fastest-growing India-headquartered IT services brand

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HCLTech has been recognized as the fastest-growing India-headquartered IT services brand among the Top 10 IT services companies globally, according to 2023 Brand Finance Global 500 and IT Services 25 report. According to the report, released at the World Economic Forum 2023 at Davos today, HCLTech’s brand value grew by 7% YoY to $6.537 billion.

StartOut and J.P. Morgan welcome new cohort of LGBTQ+ owned firms

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StartOut and J.P. Morgan have welcomed a new cohort of ten high-performing companies to the Growth Lab accelerator, a six-month program that helps LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs grow their businesses through networking, mentorship, and education. Now in its sixth year and eleventh cohort, Growth Lab has helped 65 early-stage companies raise more than $763 million in funding and create more than 3,650 new jobs across the United States.

HKSTP partners with one of the largest pharmaceutical firm Roche

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) announced a strategic collaboration with Roche, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, with the aim of leading HK and the Greater Bay Area in becoming a pioneer in life science innovation and to be an example for the region. This collaboration is the first agreement between HKSTP and a life science corporation for multidimensional collaboration (including technology and data sharing).