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Global Anti-Bribery Organization TRACE International Expands By Opening New Office In Manila

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– New Southeast Asia office to meet ever-growing demand for anti-bribery and third party compliance solutions

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TRACE, the leading global provider of anti-bribery and third party compliance solutions, today announced the opening of its new Southeast Asia office in Manila to meet the increasing demand for locally delivered anti-bribery compliance services from TRACE members and clients with operations in Asia. This new office comes less than a year after TRACE’s announcement of its first international office in Dubai and marks the continued growth of the organization as it expands its global presence.

Concurrent to the opening of the Manila office, TRACE and the Makati Business Club have announced a strategic alliance to help bring transparent business practices to the Philippines business community and to promote a global anti-bribery and third party compliance standard. Together the two organizations will focus on the development of integrity standards and provide foreign and local businesses in the Philippines with an internationally recognized anti-bribery compliance credential, TRACEcertification( ), and third party due diligence tool, TRAC( ).

“We’re pleased to be opening an office in Manila. Clearly these are difficult times and our hearts go out to those still struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan,” said Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President. “Our experience shows that during times of crisis, corruption and bribery increase alongside the outpouring of donations and goods flowing into the region. Accordingly, we look forward to working with the local business community and the Makati Business Club to address these issues should they arise and to support ongoing rebuilding efforts.”

The new Southeast Asia office enables TRACE to expand its on-the-ground capability and to offer more specialized training, risk analysis and due diligence services in order to address the heightened compliance demands of its expanding list of members and clients in Asia.

The Manila office is headed by Michelle Juan, a seasoned compliance professional and attorney. Juan comes to TRACE after years of experience working as an attorney at TRACE Partner Firm, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, specializing in corporate and securities law and as Vice President and General Counsel of one of the largest and most diverse privately owned Philippine conglomerates. At the Manila office, Juan will focus on compliance initiatives targeting Asian markets, including risk analysis, consulting, due diligence and training.

“I am delighted to join the TRACE team and leverage my in-house experience, as well as my extensive experience providing legal services to Fortune 100 companies, to deliver innovative compliance services to TRACE’s growing global clientele and membership base,” Juan said.

TRACE members are encouraged by TRACE’s new local capabilities. A senior compliance officer at a Japanese company with a worldwide business network said, “The new Manila office brings the trusted and knowledgeable TRACE advisory team closer to our offices in the region, where they can better support our Asia-based employees and deliver customized anti-bribery compliance services and training.”

TRACE and the Makati Business Club will hold a complimentary anti-bribery training workshop( ) on April 30, 2014 in Manila for both TRACE and Makati Business Club members and to commemorate the opening of the new office.

About TRACE( )

TRACE provides an end-to-end, cost-effective and practical solution for anti-bribery and third party compliance for global organizations. The TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solution offers multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries an unparalleled membership program, scalable and customizable training options and risk-based due diligence and advisory services. TRACE International is a non-profit membership organization that pools resources to provide members with anti-bribery compliance support while TRACE Incorporated offers both members and non-members customizable risk-based due diligence, in-person training and consulting services. With a shared mission to increase commercial transparency, TRACE International and TRACE Incorporated provide companies with one complete anti-bribery compliance solution. For more information, visit

About the Makati Business Club( )

The Makati Business Club is a private non-stock, non-profit business association organized as a Forum for Constructive Ideas. The main thrust of the MBC is to foster and promote the role of the business sector in national development efforts, both in the planning and the implementation of policies. It is committed to addressing national economic and social issues that affect the development of the Philippines. Founded in 1981, the MBC is composed of senior business executives representing the largest and most dynamic corporations in the Philippines. It has become the leading private forum for meetings that bring together business, government, and community leaders in the country. The MBC carries out its objectives through four main lines of activity: policy advocacy, information services and publishing, investment promotion, and corporate citizenship.

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January 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm

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FICO Poll: Tailored Banking Services Key to Profit in 2014 According to Asia Pacific Chief Risk Officers

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— Poll reveals shift in priorities and increased demand for analytic technology

SINGAPORE, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today released results from a poll of Asia Pacific banking risk professionals, showing that 72 percent of respondents felt that driving profitability in 2014 is of greater importance than it was in 2013. The poll was conducted among chief risk officers from banks and lenders across the region who attended the FICO APAC CRO forum in December 2013, to address the topic, “Managing Risk and Driving Profitable Growth.”


The CROs said rising competition is driving the need for technology that will provide a return on investment, and rated regulatory compliance and regulation as less important than in 2013.

The poll also revealed a growing appreciation of the role customer relationship management technology has in driving profitability. About one-third of respondents (34%) estimated that 10-25 percent of their organization’s IT spend will be set aside for ‘customer-centric’ IT, as opposed to organizational IT.

“Allocating IT budgets to improve customer centricity shows an organization’s desire to increase their competitiveness and grow market share,” said Daniel McConaghy, president for FICO in Asia Pacific. “Yet while APAC banks are investing strongly, it’s notable that 58 percent of APAC CROs felt their bank was behind their European and US peers when it came to technology and innovation.”

The CROs also identified their top priorities for technology investments in 2014. Originations was ranked first, followed closely by mobile banking and marketing. The expansion of existing customer relationships through the use of data analytics allows banks to take a more targeted, personalized marketing approach.

When it came to banks’ priorities in risk and compliance investments, credit risk was the clear leader. This shows the value banks are now placing on the sustainable growth of loan books to ensure delinquencies are kept at bay.

“Sharpening analytic capabilities is essential to optimizing decision management and meeting multiple business objectives,” said Daniel McConaghy. “As IT priorities move from the back end of organizations to the forefront, CROs are looking to adopt more sophisticated analytic technology and reap stronger returns on investment. 2014 will be the year that we see renewed growth in these capabilities amongst banks in APAC.”

About FICO
FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption. These include the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. FICO solutions leverage open-source standards and cloud computing to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce costs. The company also helps millions of people manage their personal credit health. FICO: Make every decision count™. Learn more at

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FICO and “Make every decision count” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and in other countries.
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January 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm

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Digimind Opens Singapore and UK Offices, Adds Leading Global Brands to Client Roster

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– Digimind Social Experiences Strong Sales Since Launch
PARIS, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Digimind, a leading global social media monitoring and competitive intelligence company, announced it has expanded its global reach with office openings in Singapore and the U.K. This represents the first phase of a three year international expansion plan that Digimind developed in response to growing customer demand for its monitoring and analytics tools, which give brands a complete view of their competitive standing and digital footprints. Digimind now has six offices on four continents.
The expansion comes on the heels of Digimind’s global launch of Digimind Social, a comprehensive social listening tool that enables brands to instantly understand their online presence and competitive standing. Digimind Social is available in more than 200 countries and more than 40 languages; all of the company’s products are available globally as well serving clients like Google, McDonalds, GE, Bloomberg, Barclays, and Samsung. In the U.K. and Singapore, Digimind has already seen strong responses, adding BP and Zurich Insurance in the U.K. and Siemens, Quintiles, Akamai, and Lexus Asia Pacific in Singapore to its customer roster.
“2013 was a banner year for Digimind, where we saw increased demand for our competitive intelligence product and an amazing response to our newest offering, Digimind Social. Since debuting in August, Digimind Social has seen an average sales growth of 182 percent month over month,” said Patrice Francois, co-founder, Digimind. “We already have strong footholds in the U.K. and Singapore, which are vibrant digital markets, so they were the natural choice for the first phase of our global expansion strategy. We look forward to deepening relationships with existing customers in those countries as well as forging new ones.”
In 2013 it was estimated that 74 percent of Singaporeans used social channels regularly, making it one of the most digitally active countries. This mirrors Asia’s overall saturation, which sees more than 777 million social media users across the continent. Singaporean companies are recognizing the power of such socially connected consumers and the importance of understanding their views and thoughts. With the competitive business landscape in Asia, companies don’t want to miss anything that could make a difference to their bottom line. Social monitoring with Digimind Social means they don’t have to.
Kicking off its presence in the U.K., Digimind Social took first prize at the iStrategy Digital Marketing Conference, defeating four other products based on votes from an audience of over 500 digital marketers and an experienced panel of judges.
For more information on Digimind, Digimind Social or to download free social media guides, please visit Digimind at
About Digimind
Digimind is the global social media monitoring and competitive intelligence company that provides businesses with unrivaled insights into their true standing in the market. Digimind’s proven intelligence technology has provided Fortune 500 brands around the world with critical information for their business for more than 15 years. Profitable since its founding, Digimind has a 92 percent customer retention rate and more than 100 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. For more information, please visit Digimind at
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January 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm

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Philips launches new Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services Business Group

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— Global business group will act as consulting and solutions partner to hospitals and health systems as they pursue new, more effective, lower cost models of patient care
— Group to focus on common digital healthcare platform, advanced informatics and big data analytics, and world-class integration and consulting services
ANDOVER, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the formation of Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services, a new business group within Philips’ Healthcare sector that offers hospitals and health systems the customized clinical programs, advanced data analytics and interoperable, cloud-based platforms necessary to implement new models of care.
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Building off a proven track record in improving the health of aging and at-risk populations, Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services will partner with healthcare providers to improve access, lower cost and enhance quality across the continuum of care, from screening and diagnosis, to treatment and monitoring, and finally after care at home.
“Healthcare systems today are changing the way they operate, how decisions are made and how patients receive care,” said Deborah DiSanzo, chief executive officer, Philips Healthcare. “This requires a significant overhaul of complex organizations, as well as the associated actionable data about each patient population they serve. As we continue to expand the tools, analytics, consulting and support, we are paving the way for providers to transition into more integrated, collaborative care.”
Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services will be led by Jeroen Tas, who previously served as the chief information officer of Philips, and will represent the next step in the evolution of Philips, responding to increasing demand by major health systems worldwide. For example, last year Philips signed a 15-year alliance with Georgia Regents Medical Center (GRMC), enabling Georgia’s renowned public academic health center to transition to a more patient-centered approach to care and an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational and equipment needs of GRMC’s multiple sites.
In addition, Philips Healthcare North America today announced the new set-up of its sales organization to better support the changing healthcare marketplace and customers in this geography. Philips will provide additional focus on Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and larger accounts, while continuing to support standalone hospitals and the non-hospital market. A new coordinated account management approach will allow Philips account managers to offer more comprehensive solutions across a broader portfolio.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 114,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at
For more information, please contact:
Rachel Bloom-Baglin
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Tel: +1-978-760-9007
Steve Klink
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31-6-10888824
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January 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Offers Insight and Actionable Strategy for Hardwiring Customers to your Business

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– Customer Contact event to assist businesses on how to serve multi-generational customers and provide the service they deserve

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Contact Center Strategy is always a hot topic, particularly when it comes to learning how companies should serve today’s customer and affirm their loyalty. Frost & Sullivan discusses how this strategy can be created, along with making call center technology work to achieve consistent and improved results within the call center and larger organization at the 10th Anniversary Customer Contact 2014, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXChange taking place April 6 – 9, 2014 in Marco Island, FL.

Frost & Sullivan offers a program at this event that consists of interactive tracks focusing on actionable strategy and optimizing today’s technology in order to address diverse organizations’ specific goals and serve them successfully. Executives seeking insightful takeaways and actionable strategy to enhance their customer’s experience should attend this event. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with senior-level executives in customer contact, customer service and customer experience. Attendees will also participate in interactive sessions, enabling them to actively share insights, ideas and best practices across industries.

Below are featured tracks of the 10th Anniversary Customer Contact 2014, East:

Customer Insight and Experience
Agent Development
Actionable Analytics
Added Value for the Enterprise
Channel Advancements
Self Care

Featured speakers at the event include:

Shep Hyken, the “Chief Amazement Officer” at Shepard Presentations, as well as a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and hall-of-fame speaker. As a customer service expert, Hyken helps companies build loyal relationships with their customers and employees, which will be exemplified through his keynote. Hyken will discuss how to create customer experiences that transcend expectations and thus teach participants how to be the “chief amazement officers” at their own companies.

Tammy McLeod, Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Arizona Public Service Company (APS), is responsible for customer service operations, marketing,, and smart metering. In her presentation, McLeod will speak about creating a customer centric culture. Some companies are founded by individuals who know that their customers are the life-blood, but some haven’t been as attentive. McLeod will show how the less attentive companies can turn the ship, so that it’s sailing along with the customer point of view.

Banafsheh Ghassemi is currently the Vice President Marketing, CRM, Customer Experience and Marketing Excellence at American Red Cross. Ghassemi established the first customer experience organization at the American Red Cross with an uncommon charter within the non-profit sector, focusing on customer experience and customer relationship management (CRM) strategies as differentiating growth catalysts for a broad and diverse constituent base. Ghassemi will deliver a keynote entitled “The Bigger Picture: From Customer Experience, to Brand Experience,” which will deliver an account of The American Red Cross’s journey towards building a brand experience that leverages the power of data, emerging technologies, such as social and mobile, and analytics.

To learn more about the 10th Anniversary Customer Contact 2014, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, please visit: or to immediately download the event agenda, please visit: For more information, please email: Please join the conversation on Twitter using: #CCFrost.

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Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

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January 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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Supermicro(R) Shipping Complete Line of A+ G34 Server Solutions Optimized for New Low Power AMD Opteron(TM) 6338P/6370P Processors

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— Single, Dual and Quad Socket Solutions Deliver up to 27% Better Performance per Watt per Dollar with Latest AMD 12 and 16-Core “Warsaw” CPUs
SAN JOSE, Calif./PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces it is shipping new single, dual and quad socket G34 motherboards and server solutions with the latest AMD Opteron™ 6300 series processors built on 32nm “Piledriver” microarchitecture. Supermicro A+ motherboards, server and SuperBlade® solutions maximize energy efficiency with airflow optimized designs for best thermal operation and high efficiency power supplies. Combined with new low power (99W TDP) Opteron™ 6338P (12-Core) and 6370P (16-Core) processors, Supermicro’s A+ G34 platforms deliver up to 27%* better performance per watt, per dollar when compared with higher end 6300 series solutions. These new server solutions complement existing high-performance Opteron-based product lines with a new cost-effective, energy efficient range of G34 server platforms. Highlights of the new G34 server solutions include 1U single processor servers for the SMB and Enterprise (AS-1012G-MTF), 1U/2U/Twin architecture, dual processor servers (AS-1122G-URF4+, AS-2022G-URF4+, 2U Twin² Series AS-2022TG/2122TG) for high-density, scalable data center, cloud and virtualization applications and quad processor 1U/2U/4U/Tower/Blade systems (AS-1042G-TF, AS-2042G-TRF/-72RF4, AS-4042G-72RF4, SBA-7222G-T2) for high performance computing (HPC) clusters.
“Supermicro is unrivaled in the industry, offering the strongest line of Data Center, Cloud and HPC optimized single, dual and quad socket motherboard, server and blade configurations supporting AMD’s new lower power Opteron 6338P/6370P processors,” said Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “With an amazing 27% boost in performance per watt, per dollar, our extensive selection of Warsaw-based server building block solutions provides customers with a new range of energy efficient server options to lower their overall TCO.”
“Our new AMD Opteron 6338P and 6370P processors were designed to deliver optimized performance per watt per dollar, and to address the complex data center and cloud computing challenges customers face today,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit at AMD. “With Supermicro’s strong suite of server solutions shipping with our new AMD Opteron 6300 processors, customers can immediately deploy cost-optimized solutions tailored for their specific applications and take complete advantage of low power and high density without a compromise in performance.”
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Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
Supermicro, SuperServer, SuperBlade, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
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January 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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Southeast Asia’s Biggest Online Shopping Mall Further Invests in mCommerce

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Lazada launches mobile shopping app for iPhone and iPad

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lazada, Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping mall, today announced the expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of an app for iPhone and iPad across the region. This launch follows Lazada’s recent investment round of approximately US$ 250 million from investors including retail giant Tesco.
iPad Air featuring Lazada app country menu
iPad Air featuring Lazada app country menu

iPhone 5s featuring Lazada app homepage
iPhone 5s featuring Lazada app homepage

The success of Lazada’s app for Android has prompted the creation of this new app for both iPhone and iPad. Fully optimized for iOS 7, the app allows on-the-go shoppers to seamlessly navigate Southeast Asia’s broadest brand and product assortment across several categories including consumer electronics, gadgets, apparel, shoes and accessories. Customer experience and convenience have always been the highest priority at Lazada and this app launch further adds on to this by offering:

Fast and smooth navigation of Lazada’s assortment
Full screen and zooming modus to view products in detail
Multiple filters to facilitate sorting of products by size, color, brand and price
Flexible configuration offering usage in more than four languages
Easy and secure payment methods — Credit Card, Cash-On-Delivery and Bank Transfer
Exclusive discount codes and notifications about special deals

“Driven by the explosive development of low-cost smartphones and tablets, we are witnessing technology leapfrogging in the region. Lazada’s mobile traffic has more than tripled in the last 12 months and already delivers a significant share of our revenues,” says Maximilian Bittner, CEO of the Lazada Group. “We believe that mCommerce is the future of online shopping. We have acknowledged the customers’ needs and the great convenience mobile offers — that is why we are now launching our new app for iPhone and iPad.”

According to a study conducted by Nielsen in September 2013, Southeast Asians spend an average of more than 3 hours per day on smartphones. Malaysia’s smartphone penetration of 80% is one of the highest in Asia Pacific. Almost half (47%) of consumers even own multiple mobile handsets.

The new Lazada app for iPhone and iPad is available free of charge from 16th January 2014 onwards. Within the first 72 hours of the launch, users downloading the app will get an exclusive discount of RM30 on any purchase with a minimum spend of RM70. Additionally, Lazada plans to surprise three lucky shoppers who have made a purchase through the new app by giving away three vouchers worth RM500. This lucky draw is eligible to shoppers purchasing using the app from 19 to 31 January.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Alice Yoeurp
Public Relations, Lazada Malaysia
Mobile: +60-17639-4978

About Lazada

Lazada ( is Malaysia’s largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.
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January 28, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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FxPro Named National Public Champion for Cyprus at European Business Awards

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — FxPro Financial Services Limited (FxPro), the global provider of online FX trading services, has been named the National Public Champion of Cyprus in the 2013/14 European Business Awards (EBA).
In the first phase of public voting, over 70,980 votes were received for the video entries and FxPro got the highest number of votes for Cyprus. It was chosen out of 375 other businesses and is one of 30 National Public Champions announced yesterday from countries across Europe.
The second public voting phase in now open, running until 25th March 2014 and will result in the company with the most votes being announced as the European Public Champion at a Gala Event in Athens on 27 May 2014.
“It is a real honour to see FxPro named as the National Public Champion of Cyprus. Achieving this award via a public vote is a real recognition of the hard work we have undertaken over the past few years, especially when up against other excellent Cypriot companies. We hope that voters will continue to support us as we endeavour to become the European Public Champion.” – Charalambos Psimolophitis, CEO at FxPro.
The European Business Awards is an independent awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community.
“We were extremely impressed by the very high standard this year and we have been delighted by the public response to the videos. In total more than double the number of votes were cast this year than last. It is great to see so many people engage with the awards. Well done to FxPro and we wish them well in the second and final round.” – Adrian Tripp, CEO at EBA.
Notes to Media
About FxPro
FxPro is an award-winning, 100% Agency Model FX broker that has its interests totally aligned with its clients. FxPro serves clients worldwide with advanced trading tools and aims to be the leading provider of FX solutions for algorithmic trading.
FxPro UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (previously, Financial Services Authority) (registration no. 509956). FxPro Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (licence no. 078/07).
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January 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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Coty Inc. And Enrique Iglesias Sign Fragrance Partnership

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– Global Beauty Leader and International Superstar to Debut Global Fragrance Collection
NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leading global beauty company Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) announced today a partnership with internationally renowned singer and songwriter Enrique Iglesias to develop his own line of signature fragrances.
Enrique Iglesias remains one of the best-selling artists in history, with sales exceeding 100 million albums worldwide. He has also had five top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with two reaching the top spot, as well as 13 number-one hits on the Dance chart – the most ever for any male performer. Moreover, he has an impressive total of 71 number-one hits across all Billboard charts. He also is the record holder for most Spanish language singles to hit number one on the Hot Latin Tracks chart, producing 23 in total.
“Enrique Iglesias is without question one of the most inspiring and talented artists in modern music,” said Michele Scannavini, CEO, Coty Inc. “We look forward to translating Enrique’s passion, authenticity and energy into a fragrance powerhouse.”
“I’m confident that together with Coty’s expertise I’ll be able to create a fragrance that’s attractive to everyone, in particular to my fans. I hope it gives them confidence and makes them feel empowered,” said Iglesias.
“We are thrilled to partner with the talented Enrique Iglesias,” said Renato Semerari, president, Coty Beauty. “This partnership provides us with a great opportunity to expand our business in emerging markets, particularly in Brazil, the world’s largest fragrance market, as well as in our other key fragrance markets.”
The House of Enrique Iglesias is expected to release its first fragrance in the summer of 2014.
About Coty Inc.
Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such global brands as adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen.
About Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, released nine studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multi-platinum artist in almost every country around the world. Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Enrique has 24 #1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart, as well as multiple #1 singles across the Billboard charts, with a combined total of 71 #1 charted positions. With 13 #1 Dance Club Songs, Enrique became king of the chart, taking the crown from Michael Jackson for the most #1’s in Billboard history. Enrique’s last album Euphoria boasts six #1 hit singles and has sold more than 18 million songs. Since 2011, Enrique has sold out arenas in 109 major cities around the world, spanning across five continents, selling over 1.4 million tickets and landed the “Euphoria Tour” the #1 tour, twice, on Billboard’s Hot Tours list. Enrique has been celebrated with just about every award an artist can receive, including multiple Grammy’s for his recordings, Billboard awards for sales, and ASCAP honors for writing. For more information visit:
Source: Coty Inc.

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January 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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ASAS Aluminyum Selects Quintiq for Greenfield Plant Optimization

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‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands /PRNewswire/ — Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that ASAS Aluminyum San. ve Tic. A.S. has chosen Quintiq to optimize the operations of its new rolling plant.
Earlier this year, ASAS completed a greenfield flat rolling plant to take advantage of an emerging market opportunity. The company approached several software vendors in search of a partner who would enable it to produce high volumes of flat-rolled products on time and provide stellar customer service. Quintiq was selected for its expertise in aluminum rolling as well as its clear vision for optimizing the planning and scheduling of the new plant, both immediately and in the long term.
“Quintiq was the obvious choice for us based on the software platform’s ability to handle order combinations and manage complex campaigns. We were impressed with its ability to cover strategic, tactical and operational levels of planning,” said Safa Bayar Yavuz, general manager of ASAS Aluminyum. “The dedication and flexibility of the team also convinced us Quintiq was the best match for our company as we work toward becoming one of Europe’s leading aluminum producers.”
“ASAS’ confidence in our solutions is truly gratifying and we look forward to being a long-term partner,” said François Eijgelshoven, vice president, EMEA, Quintiq. “Turkey is an important market for us, and our agreement with ASAS will allow us to further strengthen our position in the region.”
About ASAS Aluminyum
Founded in 1992, ASAS has grown steadily and evolved into one of the most dynamic and future-oriented companies in the Turkish aluminum industry and ranks among Turkey’s top 500 enterprises. In Adapazari- Akyazi, ASAS operates a state-of-the-art production facility. Its products go to the automotive, furniture, electronics, transportation, architectural construction and household appliances industries, as well as to other consumer and industrial sectors. Headquartered in Istanbul, ASAS exports 55 % of the total production to more than 65 countries. The family-owned business is future-focused and favors long-term partnerships. For more information visit:
About Quintiq
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world.
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Press Contacts:
North America enquiries
Jon Temerlies
Racepoint Group
Tel: +1-202-349-0859
EMEA enquiries
Charlotte Poh
Global Marketing Communication Manager
Tel: +31(0)736910739
Source: Quintiq

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