Wednesday , 19 December 2018

Science & Tech

Commitment to the MENA delivers results, with positive outlook for 2012

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LSE: HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK), the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, with sales in more than 40 countries across Europe, MENA and the USA, reports its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2011. Group revenue increased by 25.6% to $918.0 million, with organic growth of 7.6%, in line with the company’s guidance. Adjusted operating profit grew by …

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Root-imaging technology could improve crop resilience

Mexican researchers have welcomed a breakthrough in imaging plant roots, saying it could help breeders develop new varieties of crops that can thrive in harsh conditions. The technique uses X-ray computed tomography to build up a three-dimensional image by scanning through 360 degrees, a technology commonly used in hospitals to diagnose soft tissue damage. Scans of plant roots in soil show the …

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Emerging Best Practices of Chinese Globalizers

Among China’s largest enterprises, “going out”—or globalization—is a central theme of business. Chinese companies are increasingly establishing operations in overseas markets. Along with this expansion comes the requirement to engage directly with local communities and improve them through corporate citizenship activities. However, the traditional view is that corporate citizenship will have a negative effect on corporate profits. As a result, …

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Global climate models ‘need regional sensitivity’

Global climate change models are of limited use to agricultural policymakers in some regions of the developing world, according to a report by theCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The report was launched at the Climate Models and Farm Crop Forecasting in South Asia and Africa meeting last month (21 February). It focused on Eastern and Western Africa, and the …

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ICT uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region

New figures released by the International Telecommunications Union show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region. But ITU underlines the need for more effort to be put into rolling out broadband infrastructure to meet burgeoning demand from a young, tech-savvy population. Data from ITU’s ICT Adoption and Prospects in the Arab Region 2012 …

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SAP announces four-year US $450 million additional spend in MENA

More than 500 new SAP jobs to be created, consultant capability to triple DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2012 SAP AG SAP +0.43% today announced a four-year plan worth US $450 million (AED1.65 billion) to up-skill local talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The decision highlights the region as a fast-growth market …

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Value Ecosystems – Not Just Crops – When Managing Water Use, says UN Report

Recognising the valuable services provided by ecosystems such as wetlands and forests – and not only focusing on water productivity in agriculture – can improve livelihoods and help meet the rising demands on the world’s water resources in a sustainable way, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Increasing water productivity and efficiency is a …

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Amadeus receives 2012 Air Transport News award as Best IT Company

  The ATN Global Awards recognise the companies that contribute most to the industry. Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2012 – Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, was given the 2012 Air Transport News award as Best IT Company of the year during the official ceremony held in Athens …

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India to boost science collaboration with Africa

[NEW DELHI] India and Africa have agreed to boost scientific collaboration at a high-level meeting of science ministers from both countries. At talks in Delhi last week (2 March), the ministers identified four areas for closer ties: capacity building; science, technology and innovation for development; knowledge transfer and adoption; and identifying common research priorities for the future. They agreed to set up a range of collaborative strategies including …

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Omnicell to exhibit at Dubai International conference and exhibition

Omnicell will Demonstrate Recently Introduced G4 Medication Automation Platform. Omnicell, Inc., OMCL +0.89% a leading global provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will exhibit its state-of-the-art G4 technology at the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) March 12-14 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. DUPHAT is one of the most recognized …

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