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Oil slump means energy producers must get competitive, WEF says

The slump in energy prices means oil-producing countries face a “clear need” to diversify their economies and improve competitiveness, WEF says.


Switzerland notches up eighth straight win for global competitiveness - WEF

ZURICH, Sept 28- Switzerland has set a record in global economic competitiveness even as mounting political tension and uncertainty is contributing to sluggish growth worldwide, the World Economic Forum's annual rankings showed on Wednesday. The Netherlands overtook Germany for fourth place, while Sweden in sixth spot and Britain in seventh leap-frogged...

Source: Reuters

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

GENEVA— Trade, that lifeblood of the world economy, is growing at its slowest rate in seven years and could falter even more should anti-globalization sentiment encourage governments to throw up more barriers. That's the verdict from the World Trade Organization, which dramatically slashed its forecast for trade growth this year by about a third to its lowest...

Source: The Associated Press

SunToWater Technologies Begins Presales of Award-Winning Solar-Powered Water Generation Technology

DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- In the midst of increasing global concerns over water contamination and scarcity, SunToWater Technologies, LLC, announced today it's beginning to accept priority reservations for its award-winning solar-powered Water Generator, which can make water anywhere in the world– even in extremely dry climates and polluted air.

Source: PR Newswire

WISeKey Appoints Bernard Vian as General Manager of VAULT-IC France, the Semiconductor Business Segment Recently Acquired by INSIDE Secure

GENEVA& ZUG, Switzerland---- WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading cybersecurity company announced today that it has appointed Bernard Vian as General Manager of VAULT-IC France, its IoT semiconductor business segment recently acquired from INSIDE Secure. During his carrier at Gemplus, he revolutionized the company’ s business to introduce the 1st EMV...

Source: Business Wire

ClassDojo and Harvard Graduate School of Education's Making Caring Common Collaborate on Original Video Series to Teach Millions of Students Empathy

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Today ClassDojo and Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, announced an initiative designed to help millions of students worldwide learn about the power of empathy. Through the collaboration, ClassDojo and HGSE MCC created an original series of animated, short films along with...

Source: PR Newswire

Univision Communications Inc. Names Raju Narisetti CEO of Gizmodo Media Group

NEW YORK---- Univision Communications, Inc. today announced that digital media executive and veteran editor Raju Narisetti has been named Chief Executive Officer for Gizmodo Media Group, a unit within the company’ s Fusion Media Group. As CEO, he will be responsible for managing all business and editorial operations for the Gizmodo Media Group, home to...

Source: Business Wire

PaxVax CEO Nima Farzan Joins Board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 21, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- PaxVax today announced its President and CEO, Nima Farzan, has been invited to join the interim board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations as the Biotechnology Innovation Organization delegate. CEPI is a new, public-private alliance designed to speed the development of new vaccines to prevent...

Source: PR Newswire

Alibaba's Jack Ma Named UNCTAD Special Adviser on Trade

GENEVA---- Jack Ma, one of the world's leading entrepreneurs and founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has been named Special Adviser of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Ma will champion initiatives to make it easier for young entrepreneurs and small businesses, particularly in...

Source: Business Wire

New UN Women HeForShe IMPACT Report Puts Spotlight on Gender Equality in Global Universities

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- At the sidelines of the 71 st United Nations General Assembly today, UN Women unveiled the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10 x10x10 University Parity Report. In the groundbreaking report, 10 leading global universities lay out concrete commitments and begin charting their progress toward achieving gender parity.

Source: PR Newswire