InvestChile Portfolio Shows Record 25.1% Growth at Year-End 2021

Chile’s foreign investment promotion agency tallied up US$28 billion in projects, the highest figure recorded over its five-year history. SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  InvestChile, the public agency that promotes foreign investment in the country, wrapped up 2021 with a record US $28 billion in its project portfolio. This is the highest […]

Egyptian Prime Minister Reviews Egypt’s Efforts to Face Climate Change During the Fourth Edition of the World Youth Forum

Panel “From Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh: Combating Climate Change” SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Egyptian President Abdel Fatah ElSisi attended the main session titled ‘From Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh: Combating Climate Change’ during the second-day activities of the World Youth Forum, which was held last week in the resort city […]

McKinsey named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Solutions 2021-22 Vendor Assessment

Periscope by McKinsey’s comprehensive pricing and promotions solution recognized for its end-to-end capability, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction NEW YORK and LONDON, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McKinsey & Company today announced that it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Solutions 2021-2022 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US48393721, December […]

Virtru Closes $60M Growth Financing Round Co-Led by ICONIQ Growth and Foundry Capital, with Participation from Tiger Global and MC2

As the world migrates to a Zero Trust cybersecurity model, investors back Virtru to make Trusted Data Format (TDF) the open standard for sharing and protecting sensitive data WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virtru, a leader in data protection and inventor of the open TDF standard, today announced that it has raised $60 million […]

Madison Realty Capital Completes Record 2021 with $6.4 Billion in Transaction Volume Across 72 Deals and Raises Largest Debt Fund Ever at $2.08 Billion

Additional Highlights Include Launch of New $500 Million Hospitality Lending Platform New York, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Madison Realty Capital, a vertically integrated real estate private equity firm focused on debt and equity investment strategies, today announced the completion of one of the most active years in the firm’s 17-year history.  2021’s notable […]

UAB announces first clinical-grade transplant of gene-edited pig kidneys into brain-dead human

UAB announces the first clinical-grade transplant of gene-edited pig kidneys into brain-dead human NEWS HIGHLIGHTS UAB researchers have achieved several world’s firsts with pig-to-human kidney transplant: First peer-reviewed/published study of a genetically modified pig kidney transplanted into the body of a brain-dead human recipient First such study on a pig-to-human kidney transplant using genetically modified kidneys […]

Taiwan’s approved FDI drops by over 18% in 2021

Foreign direct investment (FDI) approved by Taiwan’s government fell by more than 18 percent in 2021 from a year earlier as COVID-19 spread worldwide, according to the Investment Commission.   The country’s FDI in 2021 totaled US$7.48 billion, a decline of 18.24 percent from a year earlier, while the number of approved applications from foreign … Read more

CORONAVIRUS/CECC looking into COVID infection source of Kaohsiung, Taoyuan families

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is looking into how two families who live in Kaohsiung and Taoyuan, respectively, contracted COVID-19, and whether their cases are linked to the larger outbreak of the disease in Taoyuan.   The family in Kaohsiung — a father, mother, and son — were among the 13 new domestic cases … Read more