Posts Tagged ‘firms’

How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us On Drugs

How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us On Drugs Above photo: From Thrillist. Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1,000 visit ERs in the US, according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had […]

Iranian firms to participate in 61st Damascus International Fair

MNA – Figures show that the 61st Damascus International Fair will witness wide-scale participation of Iranian firms. Bahman Hosseinzadeh Managing Director of Iran International Exhibitions Company (IIEC), told SANA’s reporter in Tehran that holding the 61st edition of Damascus International Fair shows Syria’s recovery from the crisis, adding that Iran wants to increase its investments […]

Israel, Japanese insurance firms join forces to tap into Startup Nation tech

Israel’s Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. and Japanese insurance corporation Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. will join forces to identify Israeli startups that provide cutting edge technologies in a variety of fields including insurance, fintech and health. According to the agreement, signed in Ramat Gan, Israel on Wednesday, the two companies will collaborate in […]

China to Ban Doing Business with Firms Selling Weapons to Taiwan

China considers Taiwan its sovereign territory, treating it as a breakaway province to be eventually reunited with the mainland.  Its ruling authorities  call incursions by US warships in the Taiwan Strait provocative – the 110 mile-wide waterway separating Taiwan from the mainland. They consider US arms sales to Taiwan a hostile act. China’s Defense Minister […]

Beijing, Chinese companies will cut ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan: China

China says the government and Chinese companies will sever business ties with US firms selling arms to self-ruled Taiwan, over which Beijing claims sovereignty, a move that will likely further deteriorate the already strained relations with Washington. “China’s government and Chinese companies will not cooperate or have commercial contacts with these US companies,” said […]

Jeffrey Epstein scandal- women with new identities run firms from Epstein-linked property

Jeffrey Epstein scandal- women with new identities run firms from Epstein-linked property Two women questioned about Prince Andrew in 2010, operating businesses from New York property years after appearing to have left Epstein’s entourage Jon Swaine in New York @jonswaine Wed 7 Jan 2015 20.04 GMT Last modified on Tue 9 Jul 2019 23.33 BST Sarah Kellen […]

Canada pension fund quietly divests from US migrant detention firms

One of Canada’s biggest pension funds has quietly divested from two private prison operators responsible for the detention of thousands of migrants along the US-Mexico border. Late last year, the Guardian reported that the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) held nearly US$8m in stock in Geo Group and CoreCivic, which between them hold […]

Moody’s, Israel’s Team8 set up venture to assess cybersecurity risk at firms

Moody’s Corp., the ratings agency, and Israel’s Team8, a cybersecurity think tank and investor, said Thursday they will be setting up a joint venture for what they hope will become a global standard for evaluating how vulnerable companies are to cyberattacks. The joint venture will combine the ratings agency’s expertise at developing methodologies and global […]

5G and the US-China Trade War: Washington Pressures Telecom Firms Selling 5G Equipment in US “To Move Their Production out of China”

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the Donald Trump Administration is considering requiring any telecommunications firms that want to sell their 5G equipment in the U.S. to move their production outside of China. The article says that the basis for this possibly forthcoming decree is the Executive Order that President Trump signed last […]

Israel-founded firms ‘making impact’ in New York State economy

Israeli-founded companies are making a “substantial impact” on the New York State economy by generating significant revenue and hiring New Yorkers, according to the findings of a study released by the New York – Israel Business Alliance. The independent study, released Tuesday, showed that Israeli-founded companies in New York directly contributed $18.6 billion in revenue […]

Biotech, Pharma, And Healthcare Firms Report High Levels of Cybersecurity Incidents and Fraud

By Sofia Adamson As documented in an international study for the 2017-18, Kroll Annual Global Fraud & Risk Report, cyber security and fraud threats continue to achieve high levels in the biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals industry. 78% of respondents reported that their companies had encountered an information threat or cyber incident, attack, […]

Biotech, Pharma, And Healthcare Firms Report High Levels of Cybersecurity Incidents and Frauds

Sofia Adamson, Staff Writer Waking Times As documented in an international study for the 2017-18, Kroll Annual Global Fraud & Risk Report, cyber, security, and fraud threats continue to achieve high levels in the biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals industry. 78% of respondents reported that their companies had encountered an information threat or cyber incident, attack, […]

Seoul urges lifting US sanctions on Iran and South Korean firms

IRNA – The South Korean Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki in a meeting with his American counterpart called for lifting US sanctions on South Korean firms doing business with Iran. According to South Korean media, speaking in a meeting with US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin which was held on the sidelines of […]

US lawmakers seek financial oversight of US-listed Chinese firms

A group of US lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that would force Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, a process that is restricted by Chinese law. The bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, was sponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, including Bob Menendez, a Democrat from […]

Australian, Canadian firms pull out of Israeli settler railway

The Electronic Intifada has exclusively revealed that Canadian engineering giant Bombardier has pulled out of a bid to expand and operate an Israeli tramway linking settlements in the occupied West Bank. Bombardier is one of several global firms – two others being Australia’s Macquarie and Germany’s Siemens – to drop out of the tender to […]

The UN fails to name and shame firms aiding Israel’s illegal settlements

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied territories. The international body had come under enormous pressure to keep the database under wraps after lobbying behind the scenes […]

Israel Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners

Palestinian activists take part in a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons [File photo] Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the […]

israel (apartheid state) Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners

Israel Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners By Middle East Monitor Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli military firms are testing weapons on […]

Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska

  Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska Russian oligarch, Image Source: Wikimedia Commons   The Trump administration plans to lift sanctions on companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska after he significantly reduced his ownership stake in them.    The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it would lift financial sanctions on […]

Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

Reuters | John Davison: While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq. An entire hangar was set aside for some of the 60 Iranian firms participating. Vendors of […]

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