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Robert Townsend to Join SoftBank Group as Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 13, 2018–SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that Robert Townsend, current co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global M&A Practice Group, will join SoftBank as Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of SoftBank, and Chief Legal Officer of SoftBank Group International, effective September 17, 2018. Mr. Townsend will be based in SoftBank’s Silicon Valley office and report to Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank, and Marcelo Claure, Director, Executive Vice President COO of SoftBank and CEO of…

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Iran set to join Eurasian Customs Union

Iran is on the verge of joining the Eurasian Customs Union (ECU), said the deputy head of Iran-Russia Chamber of Commerce. Kaveh Zargaran told Tasnim News Agency that the Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking to join the Eurasian Customs Union following the returning US sanctions. He added that preparatory talks on Iran’s membership in the customs union have been held. Noting that Tehran plans to enhance all-out ties with Moscow, the official said Iran’s membership in…

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» Cambodia, World Bank Join Forces to Improve Higher Education and Connectivity

Cambodia, World Bank Join Forces to Improve Higher Education and Connectivity AKP Phnom Penh, July 13, 2018 — The Royal Government of Cambodia and the World Bank signed here yesterday afternoon agreements signaling the start of the implementation of two key investment projects, one seeking to improve higher education for industrial development, and the other one focused on enhancing road linkages from the economic centre of the country—Phnom Penh—to the only deep-sea port in Preah Sihanouk province, said the World…

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Alicorp to Join Good Corporate Governance Index of the Lima Stock Exchange for Eleventh Consecutive Year

Alicorp to Join Good Corporate Governance Index of the Lima Stock Exchange for Eleventh Consecutive Year Alicorp S.A.A. (“the Company” or “Alicorp”) (Lima Stock Exchange: ALICORC1 and ALICORI1) a leading Peruvian consumer goods company, announced today that the Lima Stock Exchange (“BVL”) has confirmed that Alicorp will remain in the Good Corporate Governance Index (“IBGC”) for the eleventh consecutive year. On July 12, 2018, Alicorp was especially recognized by the BVL for its track record and commitment to good corporate…

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Bulgaria makes bank pledges in bid to join euro waiting…

Bulgaria makes bank pledges in bid to join euro waiting room By Reuters Published: 11:06 EDT, 10 July 2018 | Updated: 11:06 EDT, 10 July 2018 BRUSSELS, July 10 (Reuters) – Bulgaria has committed to strengthening its banking sector, European Union officials said on Tuesday, two days before a euro zone finance ministers’ meeting that could shed light on the Balkan country’s progress towards joining the euro. Bulgaria meets the nominal criteria to adopt the European common currency, with its…

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Broadridge to Join S&P 500

Jun 13, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. a global fintech leader, will be added to the S&P 500 Index at the opening of trading on Monday, June 18, 2018. We are honored to join the important companies that comprise the S&P 500, said Rich Daly, CEO of Broadridge. This reflects the recognition by the investment community of the importance of the work we do to power investing, governance and communications through leading technology-driven solutions.…

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WHO and World Bank Group join forces to strengthen global health security

The FINANCIAL — WHO and World Bank Group today launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim co-led the creation of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, launched today on the margins of the 71st Session of the World Health Assembly. The Board…

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Latin American Herald Tribune – Thousands in Bangkok Join Workers across Asia to Mark Labor Day

BANGKOK – Thousands of workers took to the streets in Thailand on Tuesday as they marked International Labor Day by calling for improved working conditions. The rally, which defied the ruling military junta’s law against large public gatherings, was peaceful and colorful, and was well attended despite the heavy showers that have flooded some of the capital’s streets this week, an epa-efe journalist reports. The laborers called for better welfare, as well as an improvement in their working and living…

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EIB and IMF join forces to build capacity on financial inclusion and stability in Africa

EIB and IMF establish a new Capacity Development Partnership to promote financial inclusion and stability in Africa EIB will support IMF capacity development activities with EUR 3m until the end of 2020 EIB and IMF to launch online course on financial intermediation and inclusion Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), signed a Letter of Understanding to pool their expertise and experience to promote sustainable economic development, financial stability and inclusive growth…

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Ukraine invites Turkish investors to join privatization

Ukraine’s economy minister has invited Turkish investors to take part in privatization process in his country. “We want Turkish businesspeople to benefit from privatization process and invite them to join tenders,” Stepan Kubiv, Ukraine’s first deputy prime minister and minister of economic development and trade, said in an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA). Highlighting that works to finalize bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries continue, Kubiv said the agreement can be signed in next six months. “We…

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Want to Join a Startup? Here are 4 Reasons Why You Should Reconsider.

Posted by John Rampton on Mar 6, 2018 Every single day, new startups emerge and set out to create the next best thing. From artificial intelligence to snack delivery, there are opportunities in just about every field. With so much potential and so much experience to be gained, of course you’d want to join the action. But should you really join a startup?   Yes, it’s true that startups arguably have the most potential financially. In addition, the experience and lessons…

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Join us at the London Figaro Digital Marketing Conference on 6 December Copy

Join us at the London Figaro Digital Marketing Conference on 6 December Copy Return’s CEO, Guy Levine, will be presenting “What we learnt from spending £1,000,000 on Facebook” at the Figaro Digital Marketing Conference on Wednesday 6 December in London. Guy will share some home truths about Facebook advertising and key advice on how brands should approach their paid social campaigns, from building frameworks, to managing budgets, targeting the right people, and crafting the ultimate ad. Guy will be joined…

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Join us at the London Figaro Digital Marketing Conference on 6 December

Join us at the London Figaro Digital Marketing Conference on 6 December Return’s CEO Guy Levine will be presenting “What we learnt from spending £1,000,000 on Facebook” at the Figaro Digital Marketing Conference on Wednesday 6 December in London. Guy will share some home truths about Facebook advertising and key advice on how brands should approach their paid social campaigns, from building frameworks, to managing budgets, targeting the right people and crafting the ultimate ad. Guy will be joined at…

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