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Nov 14

Houmal Technology Park

Houmal Technology Park

Digital infrastructure of data centers is an easily overlooked growth industry in tech when compared to the exotic spheres of blockchain-based banking and finance, the internet of everything, or development hotspots from health and virtual reality gaming to artificial intelligence. And the"...

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Nov 14

Technology and agriculture meet in Agrytech-

Technology and agriculture meet in Agrytech-

At the time of writing, Lebanon is over a week into nationwide protests which were, to a large extent, fueled by the miserable economic situation the country is facing. Now more than ever, we are reminded of the importance of high performing productive sectors, namely industry and agriculture,"...

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Nov 14

Entrepreneurship in times of systemic change

Entrepreneurship in times of systemic change

These are times when a discussion of entrepreneurship—Executive’s traditional focus in the November issue—could be almost a crime, as it would ignore the nation’s stories of courage in choosing a new destiny, of valor and compassion, of united wills, of exuberance,"...

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Nov 14

Lebanon economy in crisis: Aoun again appeals to Arab Neighbors for help

Lebanon economy in crisis: Aoun again appeals to Arab Neighbors for help

Lebanese President Michel Aoun appealed to Arab neighbors on Tuesday for help to revive his country’s economy, driven to the brink of collapse after weeks of unrest that have brought down the government.

Aoun"...

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Nov 14

Google to offer checking accounts next year

Google to offer checking accounts next year

SAN JOSE, California: Alphabet Inc’s Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc. and a small credit union at Stanford University, a person familiar with Google’s plans said on Wednesday.
The details of the project,"...

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Nov 14

Alibaba-backed EV startup XPeng raises $400m for growth

Alibaba-backed EV startup XPeng raises $400m for growth

HONG KONG, BEIJING: Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer XPeng, backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said on Wednesday it has raised $400 million from investors including Xiaomi Corp. to fund its growth.

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Nov 14

Rising health care costs power US consumer inflation

Rising health care costs power US consumer inflation

WASHINGTON: US consumer prices jumped by the most in seven months in October, which together with abating fears of a recession, support the Federal Reserve’s signal for no further interest rate cuts in the near term.

The"...

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Nov 14

Takeda Announces 12 New Molecular Entities with the Potential for 14 Launches in the Next Five Years at 2019 R&D Day

Takeda Announces 12 New Molecular Entities with the Potential for 14 Launches in the Next Five Years at 2019 R&D Day

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) will host an R&D meeting today beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST in New York City to outline how its science-first, patient-centric strategy, diverse portfolio of approved medicines and its R&D engine is expected to drive the company’s near-term and sustained growth. In the near-term, Takeda expects that its 14 current global growth brands will generate significant momentum enabled by at least 20 additional indications and major market expansions through FY24. In the same time period, the organization anticipates delivering 12 new molecular entities with......

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Nov 14

Nahyan bin Mubarak Inaugurates World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

Nahyan bin Mubarak Inaugurates World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Tolerance, IIT, officially opened on Thursday the second day of the second World Tolerance Summit (WTS), held this year under the theme ‘Tolerance"...

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Nov 14

Visa Introduces Team Visa Roster Ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Visa Introduces Team Visa Roster Ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Visa (NYSE: V), the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced its most diverse roster of athletes on Team Visa Tokyo 2020. Representing 43 countries, the most in Team Visa history, the current roster is comprised of 70+ athletes across 30+ sports,"...

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