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Argentina remains bottom of the table as economic woes continue

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Argentina sits at the bottom of ECA’s table, with the forecast predicting a 22 percent decrease in the average real salary. This comes off the back of a 25.4 percent decrease in real salaries in 2019. Kilfedder said “The nominal salary increase for Argentina has stayed at a whopping 29%, the same as last year, but with inflation significantly higher at an alarming 51%, this means there will be another significant decrease in real salaries for workers in Argentina. Although President Macri and his government have now been replaced by their populist rivals in a recent election, the outlook for Argentina does not look promising and it is likely that the economic situation will get worse before it gets better.” (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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Asian nations continue to lead the way, as Indian employees receive highest pay increase in the world

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Asian nations continue to dominate the global top twenty highest real wage increases in the forecast for 2020; 13 of the top twenty, and all but one of the top ten, are Asian countries.India tops the rankings for 2020, where employees are forecast to receive a 5.4 percent real salary increase, nearly five times the real forecasted salary increase percentage for employees in the UK.Kilfedder said “Once again, the vast majority of the highest real salary increases in the world are predicted to be seen in Asia. The average salary increase in the APAC region after inflation is forecast to be 3.2%, significantly higher than the global average of 1.4% and nearly three times the European average of 1.1%. This is a trend that we have seen for many years now due to low inflation and rising productivity in many Asian economies, resulting in salaries growing rapidly compared to other regions.”Higher inflation leaves employees in the Americas facing low pay increases. Employees in the United States are forecast to receive a real salary increase of 0.7 percent, falling below the average real salary increase in the Americas which is predicted to be 1.4 percent. A forecasted increase in inflation of 0.5 percent means US employees will receive 0.4 percent less than their UK counterparts, despite the same nominal salary increase of 3 percent being forecasted for 2020. (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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European inflation the lowest in the world, but average real salaries decrease

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Despite European inflation forecasted to be the lowest in the world next year at 1.7 percent, the average forecasted real salary increase across the continent is expected to be 1.1 percent, down 0.1 percent on last year’s figure.After employees in Ukraine experienced a 1.7 percent increase after inflation to their salaries in 2019, the improved inflation forecast in the country means that workers look set to receive a real salary increase of 4.1 percent – the highest in Europe next year. This follows a year of salary contraction in 2018 where real wages shrank by 0.9 percent and would see a total real salary increase of 5.9 percent in just two years. Ukraine is also the only European country to be in the top 10 for highest real salary increases in the world next year, and the only nation outside of the Asia-Pacific region.Kilfedder explained “After several tough years with salary rises lower than inflation – in 2015 they were 40.5% lower – Ukrainian employees may finally see some light at the end of the tunnel with the joint 5th highest real increases globally in 2020. The nominal increase is set to be 10.0% on average, but with inflation expected to drop dramatically to 5.9%, this will result in an average real salary of 4.1% – the highest in Europe.” (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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UK workers set to receive a lower real salary increase in 2020

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UK professionals are expected to receive a 1.1 percent real salary increase in 2020, equating to approximately £334.62pa on average Next year’s forecasted real terms salary increase is £20.44 less on average than the increase Brits received in 2019 (£355.06pa) India retains top spot in the global chart for real salary increases, with a 5.4 percent rise Ukraine tops the chart for the highest real salary increase forecasted in Europe (4.1 percent) and among the highest in the world (joint 5th) Due to a higher inflation forecast, employees in the United States are predicted to receive a real terms salary increase of just 0.7 percent, 0.4 percent less than the UK According to the latest Salary Trends Report by ECA International (ECA), UK employees in the private sector are expected to see a real salary increase of 1.1 percent in 2020, the equivalent of almost £27.89 a month (£334.62 per annum) for the average worker¹ before tax. This is following a better than expected real salary increase for UK workers in 2019 (1.2 percent on average), receiving an average real salary increase of £355.06.The real salary increase is calculated based on the difference between the forecast nominal salary increase (3 percent in the UK) and the expected level of inflation. Although the forecasted nominal increase for 2020 has remained the same as last year, higher inflation forecasted for 2020 (1.9 percent) will squeeze real salary earnings to just 1.1 percent.The annual Salary Trends Report from global mobility experts ECA International, analyses current and projected salary increases for local employees in 68 countries across the world.Real increases lower than four years ago, but significantly higher than a decade ago. Despite similar salary increases workers are still not seeing real increases in the buying power of the level four years ago, but equally workers are expected to be significantly better off than ten years ago when the global recession led to decreases in real salaries.Steven Kilfedder, Production Manager at ECA International said “The real salary rises we saw in 2015 were notably large due to the very low level of inflation at the time but in 2016 the EU referendum results led to higher inflation and squeezed budgets, with things only now levelling back out to a more normal level. However, when looking more long-term, things are considerably more positive for workers in the UK compared to ten years ago when the financial crisis and global recession resulted in a decrease to real salaries in 2010 and 2011.” A significant factor on the forecast figures though, could be the uncertainty around Brexit, as well as the upcoming UK general election. (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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Mevion Signs Agreement to Develop Proton Center in Tianjin, China

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Mevion Medical Systems has signed an agreement with Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee and Tianyi Holdings to develop a proton therapy center in the rapidly growing research and development hub, the Tianjin Airport Economic Area. The agreement was signed at the China International Import Expo.
Joint signing ceremony for the agreement: (from left to right) Fuju Zhang, Vice President, China at Mevion Medical Systems, Tiancheng You, Director of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee and Peng Zhou, Vice President of Tianyi Holdings Ltd. Co. signed the agreement on behalf of the three parties. (Photo: Business Wire) Under the agreement, the three parties will partner to develop a state-of-the-art proton therapy center to bring advanced healthcare services to Tianjin and its surrounding areas. In addition to clinical services, the Tianjin center will also pursue research activities to advance proton therapy.
The Tianjin Airport Economic Area was founded in 2015 to be a free trade hub supporting research and development of next-generation life sciences, aerospace technologies, and high-tech manufacturing.

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IDAGIO Launches Free Version Worldwide

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Idagio, the leading audio streaming service for classical music, is now available free of charge worldwide. IDAGIO Free users can immerse themselves in the entire world of classical music with a catalog of over 2 million tracks, which corresponds to 15 years of back-to-back listening. Users will also have access to personalized recommendations and exclusive recordings from orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic and conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev.To make classical music as accessible as possible, IDAGIO also offers free features that do not require any prior knowledge of the genre. Listeners can select a mood with the Mood Player and will then be played a selection of music to match their mindset. The service also features personal recommendations and playlists curated by artists and experts, such as pianist Lang Lang, and thoroughly curated playlists featuring essential works of the 100 most important composers. There are also composer and artist radios to explore that users can start playing using IDAGIO’s smart search and filter functions.
IDAGIO is available both on the web (www.idagio.com) and as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. IDAGIO also offers a free app for Apple Watch users. IDAGIO Free listeners can play their favorite classical music through speakers and external devices via Airplay and Bluetooth. With IDAGIO Premium and IDAGIO Premium+, users can listen in lossless audio quality (FLAC), store music offline and listen to IDAGIO via systems like Chromecast, Bluesound, Sonos and Burmester. IDAGIO Premium costs $9.99 and IDAGIO Premium+ costs $12.99 per month.

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AKHAN Semiconductor Issued Major Patent in Taiwan

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Akhan Semiconductor, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronic-grade diamonds, announced today that it has been issued a patent by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). The patent covers AKHAN’s next-generation N-type diamond semiconductor system and diamond-based multilayer antireflective coating systems, key components in military & aerospace sensor and detector applications, amongst other use cases.The issued patent, No. I672795, is a key addition to AKHAN’s breakthrough Miraj Diamond® intellectual property portfolio. It is the Company’s third Taiwan-issued patent, and the fifth foreign counterpart that’s been issued. The technology enables breakthrough performance in semiconductor devices as well as new capabilities in optical sensing, detecting, and transmission. Through the integration of high-quality diamond in semiconductor electronics applications and multilayer materials, the novel systems allow for next-generation electronics performance, and optical components with ultra-hardness, scratch-resistance, high thermal conductivity, hydrophobicity, chemical and biological inertness, and with high transmittance at a variety of critical angles.
AKHAN’s flagship Miraj Diamond® Glass for consumer display is 6x stronger, 10x harder, and runs over 800x cooler than leading glass competitors like Gorilla Glass. The Company achieves this by coating standard commercial glass such as aluminosilicate, BK7, and Fused Silica with proprietary lab-grown nanocrystalline diamond. Diamond-based technology is capable of increasing power density as well as creating faster, lighter, and simpler devices for consumer use.

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Cortical.io Announces the First Application of Real-time Semantic Supercomputing

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Cortical.io, a leader in AI-based Natural Language Understanding (NLU) solutions, today announced the debut of a new class of high-performance enterprise applications based on “Semantic Supercomputing.” Semantic Supercomputing combines Cortical.io AI-based NLU software inspired by neuroscience with hardware acceleration to create new solutions to understand and process streams of natural language content at massive scale in real time.
The first application of Semantic Supercomputing, a Messaging Classification Appliance that can filter, classify and route streams of messages in real time by understanding the semantic content – the meaning and intent of the messages – was unveiled today at Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) Europe keynote session at the Xilinx, Inc. developer conference held November 12-13 in The Hague. Building on the strategic relationship announced with Xilinx at last month’s at XDF Americas in San Jose, Cortical.io is developing this first of a series of FPGA-based appliances powered by Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards. Cortical.io also announced it is partnering with Supermicro (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, to deliver the email solution on a pre-loaded server. The appliance will enable enterprises to filter and route massive volumes of email messages in real time with high precision and recall based on the meaning of the message. The product will be available in Q1 2020.
Enterprise system administrators will be able to train the system and customize the filtering and routing based on a small number of sample emails. Once trained, the appliance works across multiple languages (English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Cantonese, Arabic, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch).
The unique Cortical.io approach to NLU is inspired by the latest findings on the way the brain processes information. This approach provides advantages over traditional machine learning methods and helps businesses solve many open NLU challenges like meaning-based filtering of terabytes of unstructured text data, real-time topic detection in social media, or semantic search over millions of documents across languages.

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31st Annual Healthcare Conference

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AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a leading innovator in surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation (Afib) and left atrial appendage management, today announced that the company will be participating in the upcoming Piper Jaffray 31st Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City. AtriCure’s management is scheduled to present on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the presentation by visiting the “Investors” section of the company’s website at https://ir.atricure.com.
AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first and only medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure’s AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide.

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Capital Markets Global Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference

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PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO), a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, today announced that Stefan Schulz, CFO, and Matt Bennett, Director of Investor Relations, will speak at the 2019 RBC Global Capital Markets Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference being held at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York, NY, on November 19-20, 2019. Schulz and Bennett are scheduled to participate in a fireside chat on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. EST. The audio presentation will be webcast live here and will also be available by visiting the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website. The webcast will be archived on the company’s website for 90 days after the conference ends.

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Comcast Ventures Takes a Bet on Hive as the Future of Work

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Hive, the first productivity platform, announced today it raised $10.6 million in a Series A round, bringing total funding to $16.7 million. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from existing seed investors Tribeca Venture Partners, Vocap Investment Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners.This funding comes at a time of explosive growth for Hive. In the last year alone, the company quintupled revenue, attracting giants like Starbucks, Google, WeWork, Uber and the United States Government as customers.Already discovered by the fastest moving teams in the world, this funding will allow Hive to share this new way of working beyond the word-of-mouth growth that has driven its success to date. “Starbucks couldn’t roll new stores out so quickly without Hive. We have eliminated miscommunication, saved hours of unnecessary meetings, and achieved full transparency across all our projects,” says Brian Collins, Interior Concepts Design Manager at Starbucks who has been a Hive customer since 2017.Hive has already built a formidable platform, including chat, tasks, email, notes and the analytics for senior managers to keep processes improving. Next up: automation of all of those:Automated email management, automatically identifying next steps from emails and assigning tasks to the appropriate team members
Ability to turn recurring meetings into real-time notes, automatically recapping previous meetings and assigning next steps
Auto-suggesting project plans from the large and growing library of successful projects, allowing teams to choose the smartest approach to problems already encountered by others.

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OWIT Global Partners with Maprisk

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OWIT Global, the leader in value-added microservices technology for the global insurance industry, announces today that they formed a partnership with Maprisk to utilize data services for automated risk assessment across multiple perils.
Maprisk, located in Portland, Maine, provides policy life cycle and natural hazard data to property/casualty insurers. With multiple natural hazard solutions that cover Wildfire, Flood, Wind, Hail and additional reports like Crime, Property Information, and Occupancy, Maprisk solutions can be utilized to support a wide variety of carriers across the policy life cycle. OWIT Global’s Digital Platform delivers solutions built on microservices, including User Experience, Rating, Rules, Document, Bordereaux and Integration Services. Through its integration with Maprisk, OWIT’s Point of Sale Solution (POS) receives property data that assists the carrier in assessing a property underwriting risk. The data retrieved is processed through the rules microservice portion of the POS to automate decision direction. This integration has been completed for a common customer.

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