Ant Financial Opens Payment Portals in UK for Chinese Visitors Chinese tech giant Ant Financial on Monday set out major expansion plans to make the UK one of its biggest international markets for mobile payments. HONG KONG, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, October 2, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The move comes ahead of its anticipated blockbuster stock market listing: Ant - the payment affiliate of China’s leading tech group Alibaba - already has 700 million users in China alone using its digital wallet app to hail taxis, make doctor appointments and buy investments as well as its core business of online and bricks-and-mortar payments. Now at the start of China’s Golden Week national holiday season when wealthy Chinese tourists flock to the capital’s shops, restaurants and hotels, Alipay’s European boss Roland Palmer said that London is the focus of Alipay’s international expansion. “We’ve signed up thousands of merchants - in the last 6 months, … [Read more...] about Knight Investment Limited – Alibaba – Ant Financial Expands Payment Portals to UK
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2018) — Two University of Kentucky economics professors are among several researchers nationally receiving grants to study economic inequality. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award 24 grants this year, totaling close to $900,000, to economists and other social scientists conducting research on the channels through which economic inequality affects economic growth and stability. This robust body of research, now totaling more than $3.8 million in grant awards to more than 150 researchers over five years, is the foundation on which equitable growth advances a deeper understanding of the role that public policy plays in promoting strong, stable and broad-based economic growth. A grant of more than $60,000 will go to James P. Ziliak and Christopher R. Bollinger in the Gatton College of Business and Economics to use survey-linked administrative data to develop a better understanding of earnings and earnings … [Read more...] about UK professors among researchers nationwide to study economic inequality
New York, July 10, 2018 PR/2018/819 Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2018 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian Industry, PwC's Strategy& and the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) – Brazil and Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) China broke into the world's top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its number-one spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Rounding out the GII 2018 top ten: The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, United States of America, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. Now in its 11th edition, the GII is a detailed quantitative tool that helps global decision makers better understand how to stimulate the innovative activity that drives ecomomic and human development. The GII ranks 126 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging … [Read more...] about Global Innovation Index 2018: China Cracks Top 20. Top Rankings: Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Singapore, U.S.
HOUSTON, June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tokio Marine HCC today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary HCC International Insurance Company PLC signed a purchase agreement with Qdos Holdings Limited and other selling shareholders to acquire Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group. /EIN News/ -- Qdos Contractor is the only business included in the deal out of the eight companies that make up The Qdos Group. The remaining businesses will continue to operate independently through the current owners. Qdos Contractor is a leading provider of insurance products and services to the growing UK independent contractor and freelancer market via an online digital delivery platform. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in the UK and Japan, and is expected to occur by the fourth quarter of 2018. "We are pleased to acquire this outstanding agency and welcome its team of professionals to Tokio Marine HCC," said Christopher J.B. Williams, Tokio Marine HCC’s Chief … [Read more...] about Tokio Marine HCC Announces Agreement to Acquire UK Agency From Qdos Holdings
/EIN News/ -- Dublin, June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "T-Cell Immunotherapy Market (3rd Edition), 2018-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The "T-Cell Immunotherapy Market, 2018-2030 (3rd edition)" report features an extensive study of the current market landscape and the future potential of T-cell immunotherapies (focusing particularly on CAR-T therapies, TCR therapies and TIL therapies). One of the key objectives of the study was to review and quantify the future opportunities associated with the ongoing development programs of both small and big pharmaceutical firms. Cancer is known to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for 0.6 million deaths in 2017 in the US alone. The World Health Organization states that the number of new cancer cases globally is expected to rise by 70% in the coming 20 years. Although cancer therapeutics continue to be one of the most active areas in terms of drug development, … [Read more...] about T-Cell Immunotherapy Market, 2030