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In a global economy, companies that seek to grow beyond the local market need to employ a pool of talent representing diverse points of view and the knowledge to succeed. Diversity can be a competitive differentiator.
The principle that people should be hired for positions, and promoted or rewarded, solely on the basis of their talents and performance, and not because of their gender, ethnic origins or other functionally irrelevant demographic attributes, is widely accepted today. But beyond a sense of being on the right side of social progress, does employing a more diverse workforce boost performance?
An internship can provide the all-important building blocks for developing a future career. The process can include learning through practical experience, gaining insights into industry trends, and forming the first threads of a professional network. Chairman of Value Partners Group, Dato’ Cheah Cheng Hye, and CEO - Greater China of the United Overseas Bank (UOB), Mrs Christine Ip, explain how internships can provide a valuable learning curve for students and make a big difference when they enter the job market.
The following slide deck was published by Value Partners Group, Ltd. in conjunction with their 2017 Q4 earnings call.
Cheah(pic) thinks the local stock market could go up by between 5% to 10% this year while the ringgit, which has mostly been on an uptrend in recent times, is “still down quite a lot”, against the US dollar.
LAST year was dotted by the return of higher commodity prices and better economic growth. The world’s economies on average are back in business as growth rates and trade have started to improve once again after some period of uncertainty caused by a cooling China economy and also the slump in global crude oil prices.
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s HNA Group has told creditors it faces a potential cash shortfall of at least 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) in the first quarter, even as the company moves to sell more assets and reduce its leverage. HNA representatives made the statement to major creditor banks at a meeting called by the provincial government last week in Haikou, one person with knowledge of the meeting said.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s HNA Group has told creditors it faces a potential cash shortfall of at least 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) in the first quarter, even as the company moves to sell more assets and reduce its leverage. HNA representatives made the statement to major creditor banks at a meeting called by the provincial government last week in Haikou, one person with knowledge of the meeting said.
Book launch: (Bottom row from left) Wong, Yap and Tee posing with her book with six of the nine entrepreneurs featured in her book: (Top row from left) Wan Kamaruzaman, Puan, Teong, R Palan, Chuah and Lua.
Smiling billionaire: A file picture shows Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiling as he waited for trading to start at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept 19, 2014. The concept of dual-shares has gained traction in this part of the world largely due to this listing. — AFP
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s HNA Group has reached a deal to sell a building in Sydney to Blackstone Group for about $161 million, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the embattled company divests some holdings and seeks new funding.
* HNA selling assets, raising cash after $50 bln in acquisitions (Adds HNA’s recent moves, background)
Technology, the inducing change agent that disrupts and revolutionises all industries, offers the possibility that what was once unimaginable in the past will soon be imminent. Artificial Intelligence, now commonly known as AI, is a perfect case in point as this forefront technology is undergoing exponential growth at a skyrocket pace and disrupting facets of life that many people would not have imagined possible.
(Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has dropped plans to sell its vehicle finance unit to HNA Group after New Zealand blocked the $460 million deal last month over concerns about the Chinese conglomerate’s ownership structure.
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2018-05-21 - Asif
Overview Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that benefit patients with unmet medical needs. The company currently have two compounds in development, Sollpura and blisibimod. The company licensed Sollpura from Eli Lilly & Co (“Eli Lilly”) in July 2014. Sollpura is a novel non-porcine investigational Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (“PERT”) intended for the treatment of patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (“EPI”), often seen in patients with cystic fibrosis and other conditions. The company licensed blisibimod from Amgen, Inc. (“Amgen”) in December 2007. Blisibimod targets B-cell activating factor, or BAFF, which has been shown to be elevated in a variety of B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including Immunoglobulin A nephropathy, or IgA nephropathy. Sollpura The exocrine pancreas is responsible for synthesis and secretion of digestive en...
2018-05-21 - Asif
Business Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology (“I-O”) company dedicated to becoming a leader in the discovery and development of innovative combination therapies and committed to bringing effective medicines to patients with cancer. The company's business is designed to drive success in I-O through speed, innovation, and effective combination therapies. Agenus has assembled fully integrated capabilities from novel target discovery, antibody generation, cell line development, and good manufacturing practice (“GMP”) manufacturing together with a comprehensive portfolio consisting of antibody-based therapeutics, adjuvants and cancer vaccine platforms. The company leverage its immune biology platforms to identify effective combination therapies for development and have developed productive partnerships to advance its innovation. The company believe the next generation of cancer treatment will build on clinically validated antibodies targeting CTLA-4 and PD-1 combined wi...
2018-05-21 - Asif
Business The company started Square in February 2009 to enable businesses (sellers) to accept card payments, an important capability that was previously inaccessible to many businesses. However, sellers also need innovative solutions to thrive, and Square has since expanded to provide additional products and services to give these businesses access to the same tools as large businesses. This approach aligns with its purpose of economic empowerment, as everything the company do should give sellers accessible, affordable tools to grow their businesses and participate in the economy. Square is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps its sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. The company combine sophisticated software with affordable hardware to enable sellers to turn mobile and computing devices into powerful payment and point-of-sale solutions. Square has high seller acceptance rates and fast onboarding, while maintaining low risk and fraud losses as a result of its a...