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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Is No. 1 on Institutional Investor’s EMEA Research Team Ranking of the Region’s Best-Sell Side Analysts

For a fifth consecutive year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch claims the top position on Institutional Investor’s EMEA Research Team Survey

NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bank of America Merrill Lynch once again, seizes first place on the Emerging Europe, Middle East & Africa Research Team, Institutional Investor‘s exclusive annual ranking of the region’s best sell-side analysts, marking a fifth straight win for the firm.

Citi adds one position this year, boosting them from a third-place ranking in 2016 to tie for second with J.P. Morgan this year. Renaissance Capital climbed up the leader board to No. 9 overall from 13th. Morgan Stanley drops 4 spots to 10th place.  Nine firms tie for 14th place – five of which are new to the Leader board this year.

Twenty-two firms are represented in this year’s results, including six that didn’t appear last year: Macquarie, Aton, Avior Research, Exotix, Standard Bank Group Securities, and Unlu & Co.

The 2017 Emerging Europe, Middle East & Africa Research Team reflects the opinions of more than 680 individuals at 358 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $357 billion in emerging EMEA equities and $321 billion in emerging EMEA debt.

A total of 118 team leaders appear on this year’s roster, which is limited to the top three squads in each sector, plus runners-up where applicable. The full report names 308 researchers, representing 41 entities, who met minimum-vote and other eligibility criteria.

Top 5 – 2017 All-EMEA Research Team Leaders

1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2 Citi
2 J.P. Morgan
4 Deutsche Bank

Complete results can be found at

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Biometrics and machine learning: the winning combination from Gemalto to increase trust in online banking

  • A  risk assessment solution which uses  big data to understand user behavior and adapt the banking authentication method accordingly
  • Now banks can tailor  the authentication to individual users’ profiles providing an optimal customer experience for each digital banking transaction 

Amsterdam, June 27 2017- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is launching the Gemalto Assurance Hub, a groundbreaking approach to fraud prevention in online banking. Powered by machine learning, it analyses the profile and the behavior of customers in real time. The platform only activates additional authentication measures when required, providing a smooth user experience.

Banks are delivering a growing number of digital services. In doing so, they are also subject to more sophisticated cyberattacks. Banks need to distinguish genuine users from potentially fraudulent ones, thereby giving legitimate customers a hassle-free service and blocking unauthorized users.  Financial institutions must also comply with the latest banking regulations such as PSD2 or FFIEC*.

Gemalto Assurance Hub is based on big data; processing millions of transactions built from thousands of attributes (such as device profiling, location, user behavior, biometric data  or keypad style) to analyze  behavior  in real time  and  trigger appropriate authentication checks when needed. For example, if someone makes a high-value transfer from an unusual location, then additional biometric authentication will be requested to validate the transaction, such as fingerprint or facial recognition. Users benefit from non-intrusive security within a trusted environment.

“A recent Gemalto study showed that 44% of consumers would leave their bank in the event of a security breach, and 38% would switch to a competitor offering a better service. At the same time, consumers suffer from both unjustified rejection and excessive authentication steps when banking online or on mobile,” said Bertrand Knopf, Executive Vice President Banking and Payment from GemaltoThe challenge is to minimize and simplify security procedures, without compromising trust in the digital banking domain. This is what the Gemalto Assurance Hub does so easily.”

How is the Gemalto Assurance Hub different from existing banking fraud prevention systems?

The Gemalto Assurance Hub is the only solution that offers banks a single platform which integrates best-in-class fraud detection technologies. It comes with a single policy and fraud intelligence console.
The platform uses a flexible hub approach – it can easily integrate banks’ existing solutions as well as evolving over time to include the latest fraud protection technology.

*PSD2 – Revised Payment Service Directive defined by the European Banking Authority
FFIEC – Federal Financial Institution Examination Council Appendix analyzes risks and recommends
mitigation in the retail payment area

Upcoming Events:
Gemalto at Money 20/20 Europe
June 26 – 28 | Copenhagen
Stop by stand #D14 to hear more about the latest innovations from Gemalto that can help your brand capitalize on existing and new technologies while ensuring simple, secure and enjoyable customer journeys.

Hear CEO Philippe Vallee discuss strategies for identity management in open banking
June 27 at 1.40pm

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:

Philippe Benitez
+1 512 257 3869
Kristel Teyras
Europe Middle East & Africa
+33 1 55 01 57 89
Shintaro Suzuki
Asia Pacific
+65 6317 8266


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په ايکسپو آستانه کي د نيوکيټک خدمات

آستانه، قزاقستان، جون ۲۲، ۲۰۱۷ / پي آر نيوزواير / – د ۲۰۱۷ کال د جون په لسمه د قزاقستان کې  د آستانه ايکسپو پيل کړي شوي ده. په دي ايکسپو کي به د سل نه زيات هيوادونه او نړي وال موسسو به ګډون کوي، او له ۵ ميليونو څخه زياتې ليدونکي به د کتلو لپاره راشي. د ۲۰۱۷ د استانا د پريښوونې موضوع “د راتلونکي انرژي” ده، او دا د منزني آسيا هيوادونو کې لومړني ايکسپو ده. د جون له ۱۰ څخه تر سپتمبر ۱۰ پورې، دا نندارتون به ۹۳ ورځې تير شي  .

چيرته چې لوي نړيوال پيښه شتون لري، موږ د نيکچچ امنيتي سيسټمونه ليدلاي شو. د يو کامياب ايکسپو د شتون کيدو لپاره امنيت اولني ترجيج وي. د آستانه ايکسپو لپاره نيوکټک لپاره د امنيت او حفاظت پر لړکي له ۱۳۰ نه زيات سيټونه بشمول کارګو/وهيکل انسپکشن سسټم، سي ټي بيګيج انسپکشن سسټم او ايکسرے انسپکشن سسټم چمتو کړي وو. نصب او ليږد کول په اپريل کې پيل او د مي په مياشت کې پاي ته ورسيد، او سيسټمونه به د لوژستيکي ويش مرکزونه، اصلي چينلونه، او د ږشپه کنفرانس کنفرانسونه د ټولو کارگوګانو، موټرونو او د ليدونکو ليدلو بکسونو چک کولو لپاره ګمارل کړي وو.

په دې ايکسپو کې کارول د ثټ بکسونو معاينه سيسټم د ثټ- د تجهيزاتو معاينه سيستم دي چې د نيوکټيک لخوا ډيزاين او جوړ شوي. د ډيري تخنيکونو سره تجهيز شوي، محصول د کثافت، مؤثره اټومي شميرې، او د هغو توکو نور ازموينې چې د ازمايښت وړ دي معلومات ترلاسه کوي. د رنګ شوي ځډ ۳ډ انځورونو، د ثټ انځورونو او ډړ انځورونو سربيره،

دا محصول کولي شي په خپل ځان سره  اي ډي ايس او مخدره توکي کشف کړي.

د ايکسپو کميټي د نيوکټيک د مصنوعات او خدمات په اړ کي ډير خه اظهار کړي او مقامي رسينو ته ي د معائنے دعوت ورکړي وو. “د نيوکټيک د نظام د اعلي معيار انځورونه وړاندي کړي د کوم استعمال چي ډير اسان دي. کله نه چي مونږ د دي نظام استعمال پيل کړي دي نو زمونږ د معائنے افاديت نور هوم خه شوي دي”.



The second T20 cricket match between South Africa and England is being played at Taunton in England on Friday.

England lead two match series by one-nil.

Source: Radio Pakistan

بیجنگ اور منسک کے درمیان کاروباری تعاون اور تجارت کے فروغ کا عزم

منسک، بیلاروس ، 22 جون 2017ء / سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ /– بیجنگ-منسک بزنس کارپوریشن پروموشن فیئر 21جون کومنسک میں منعقد ہوئی۔ چینی کونسل برائے فروغِ بین الاقوامی تجارت بیجنگ کی ذیلی -کونسل (سی سی پی آئی ٹی بیجنگ) کے نائب چیئرمین اور بیجنگ وفد کے سربراہ لی لکشیا نے کہا کہ بیجنگ منسک کے ساتھ کاروباری تعاون کے رابطے اور تجارتی سرمایہ کاری میں اضافے کے مسلسل فروغ کا خواہشمند ہے۔

لی لکشیا نے کہا کہ چین اور بیلاروس کے درمیان دوستانہ تعلقات کی طویل تاریخ ہے۔ ستمبر 2016ء میں صدر لوکاشنکو نے چین کا دورہ کیا اور دونوں ممالک نے باہمی اعتماد اور باہمی فائدہ پر مشتمل جامع اسٹریٹجک شراکت داری قائم کرنے کا اعلان کیا تھا۔

2016ء کے آخر تک چین-بیلاروس تجارتی حجم 1.524 ارب ڈالر تک جا پہنچا تھا۔ تعاون کے روشن امکان کے ساتھ چین ایشیا میں بیلاروس کا سب سے بڑا کاروباری شراکت دار اور تیسرا بڑا تجارتی شراکت دار بن گیا۔ بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ انیشی ایٹو کی تعمیر میں مسلسل پیش رفتاور اسٹریٹجک شراکت داری کو مزیدمستحکم کرنے کے تناظر میں بیجنگ نے منسک میں بزنس کارپوریشن پروموشن فیئر کا انعقاد کیا، جو جڑواں شہروں کی مشترکہتعمیر اور منسک کے ساتھ اقتصادی اور تجارتی تعاون پر بیجنگ کی توجہ کے لیے ایک ٹھوس مشق ہے۔

پروموشن فیئر کو سی سی پی آئی ٹی بیجنگ اور بیلاروسی اعوان صنعت و تجارت کی منسک شاخ نے مشترکہ طور پر منعقد کیا۔ خوراک، آرٹ، لباس، دواسازی، نمائش، قانون وغیرہ کے شعبوں سے تعلق رکھنے والے منسک کے 50 کاروباری اداروں اور توانائی، سیاحت، ثقافت، زراعت، سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی، معیشت و تجارت کے شعبوں میں کام کرنے والے بیجنگ کے 70 کاروباری اداروں نے فیئر میں حصہ لیا۔

ذریعہ: چینی کونسل برائے فروغِ بین الاقوامی تجارت بیجنگ

Beijing and Minsk Urge Business Cooperation and Trade Development

MINSK, Belarus, June 22, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Beijing-Minsk Business Cooperation Promotion Fair was held in Minsk on June 21. Li Luxia, head of Beijing delegation and vice-chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-Council (CCPIT Beijing) said that Beijing is willing to constantly push the business cooperation communication and trade investment development with Minsk.

Li Luxia said that the friendly exchanges between China and Belarus have a long history. In September 2016, President Lukashenko paid a state visit to China and both sides announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership featuring mutual trust and mutual benefit.

By the end of 2016, China-Belarus trade volume had reached US $1.524 billion. China became the third largest trade partner and also the largest trade partner in Asia of Belarus with a bright prospect for cooperation. In the context of the continuously deepening of the strategic partnership and the continuous development of the Belt and Road Initiative construction, Beijing held the Business Cooperation Promotion Fair in Minsk, which is a concrete practice for mutual construction as sister cities and Beijing’s emphasis on economic and trade cooperation with Minsk.

The Promotion Fair was held jointly by CCPIT Beijing and Minsk Branch of Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 50 entrepreneurs from Minsk in the fields of food, art, clothing, pharmaceuticals, exhibitions, law, etc. and over 70 entrepreneurs from Beijing in the areas of energy, tourism, culture, agriculture, science and technology, economy and trade attended the Fair.

Source: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing

Sub-Council (CCPIT Beijing)

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