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Australian University Looks to Growing Chinese Market

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 dicembre 2019

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the first international university and highest ranked Australian university in the UAE, today announced the launch of a new Masters’ degree – Global Executive Master in Luxury Management (GEMLux). Created in partnership with the prestigious Italian business school, Politecnico di Milano’s Graduate School of Business (MIP), the degree is designed to help meet the growing demand for highly-skilled professionals in the luxury sector, and focuses on implementing best-in-class managerial practices in the luxury goods and services segments.The luxury goods and services market is valued at US$1.35 trillion globally, and is predicted to expand by up to 5 percent annually in the coming years, according to Bain & Company. China, in particular, is one of the biggest contributors to this market, with Chinese consumers accounting for about 33 percent of all luxury purchases in the world last year. This figure is expected to rise to 44 percent by 2025, and is further boosted by Chinese luxury spending while abroad.According to the China Tourism Academy, affluent Chinese tourists are the world’s top luxury consumers, taking 130 million trips per year and spending upwards of US$274 billion – signaling a lucrative opportunity for qualified Chinese professionals in the luxury goods, services and experiences space to leverage, both within the Chinese mainland and across international markets.To be offered in UOWD’s campus in Dubai from March 2020, the dual-degree is designed to empower professionals to evolve as luxury brand managers, fashion retail buyers, PR specialists, creative directors, brand ambassadors and visual merchandising executives.As part of the four-semester curriculum, students will travel to prominent luxury shopping and fashion capitals including Dubai, Milan, Geneva and Paris to participate in factory tours, as well as visit the headquarters of luxury brands, exhibitions and industry fairs while gaining exposure to game changers in the luxury retail industry.

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A New Era for Australia’s Team

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 novembre 2019

Amazon announced that The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, a new docuseries following the Australian Men’s Cricket Team will be coming to Amazon Prime Video. Offering Prime members a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the world’s best cricket teams fell from grace and was forced to reclaim their title and integrity, The Test will be available on Prime Video in Australia and more than 200 countries and territories around the world in early 2020. Picking up immediately after the incident in South Africa that led to an outpouring of disappointment and shock around the world, The Test begins with the appointment of Justin Langer as coach and follows the Australian Men’s Cricket Team around the world. With unprecedented access, The Test gives viewers an inside look into the highs and lows of the long road back in the team’s fight to regain the respect of world cricket. From a tough run in the short-form of the game, to their first ever Test series loss to India on Australian soil, the fans journey with the team as they rally and rise to a successful World Cup campaign and battle against England for the 2019 Ashes series.The Test is produced by CA Films in partnership with Australian production company Whooshka Media, and directed by Adrian Brown.The Test joins the growing lineup of Australian Amazon Original series, including LOL: Last One Laughing, hosted and executive produced by Rebel Wilson, which filmed this October in Sydney. Earlier this year, Prime Video announced a series of ten Australian Amazon Original stand-up specials. Featuring Australian comedic acts including Tom Gleeson, Judith Lucy, Celia Pacquola, Tommy Little and more, the specials were filmed this past September in Melbourne. Australia joins the ranks of countries producing local content for Prime Video, including Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.Prime members in Australia will be able to stream The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team along with hit TV shows, popular movies and Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Emmy award-winner Fleabag and more, exclusively on Prime Video.

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Accenture to Acquire Analytics8, Australian Analytics and Data Specialists

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that specialises in data management, reporting and visualisation, data science and analytics services.
Founded in 2002, Analytics8 provides data and analytics solutions to some of Australia’s largest organisations. With deep expertise across multiple industries, from healthcare to financial services, Analytics8 enables clients to derive enhanced insights from data.
Analytics8’s Melbourne and Sydney-based team of 70 professionals will join Accenture Applied Intelligence, which uses artificial intelligence-powered data, automation and analytics to help clients transform their businesses.“In this data-driven age, organisations are increasingly seeking to harness the power of their information for competitive advantage and to identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction,” said Amit Bansal, a managing director at Accenture who leads its analytics and artificial intelligence business in Australia and New Zealand.
Hedde Schuitemaker, co-owner of Analytics8, said, “We are excited about joining Accenture. Our data scientists and data analytics expertise will complement Accenture’s applied intelligence capabilities and industry knowledge, allowing us to help customers further leverage data and analytics to transform their businesses.” The agreement to acquire Analytics8 is the latest demonstration of Accenture’s continued investment in innovation and ongoing commitment to growing its capabilities in digital growth channels. It follows two other acquisitions Accenture made in Australia in the last 12 months: its June 2019 acquisition of cybersecurity and technology company BCT Solutions, and its December 2018 acquisition of PrimeQ, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top Oracle software-as-a-service cloud implementation service providers.

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Australian Unity Wealth & Capital Markets Goes Live on thinkFolio from IHS Markit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 marzo 2019

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that the wealth arm of Australian Unity, a national health, wealth and living mutual company, is live on thinkFolio. The firm is using the investment management platform from IHS Markit to consolidate its portfolio management processes into a single, compliant and scalable solution.Business growth and a focus on regulation and compliance were the main drivers for Australian Unity Wealth & Capital Markets centralizing its portfolio modelling, order and cash management technology on thinkFolio. The firm also needed to address functional gaps in its legacy systems for futures, derivatives and funds of funds which thinkFolio delivers.“The rich functionality provided by thinkFolio for the front office extends beyond order management into portfolio management, enabling our fund managers to use the solution to model orders, calculate critical analytics and reduce dependency on custom spreadsheets, helping us to reduce operational risk,” said Antony Proksa, Head of Wealth Services at Australian Unity Wealth & Capital Markets. “Importantly, thinkFolio has also been easy to integrate with our existing infrastructure, including the Enterprise Data Management solution from IHS Markit, due to its open and flexible nature.” “We’re delighted to be working with Australian Unity Wealth & Capital Markets and extending our footprint in Australia,” said Keith Viverito, global head of sales for thinkFolio at IHS Markit. “thinkFolio provides an open, scalable and flexible platform capable of supporting the firm’s multi asset investment management requirements.”

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coMakeIT Sets Up an Australian Subsidiary

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 dicembre 2018

coMakeIT, a niche provider of product engineering, application modernization, and digital transformation services, announced the setting up of a new Australian subsidiary.
To better serve the needs of its current customers and also tap into the potential of fast-growing ANZ market, coMakeIT established a new subsidiary: coMakeIT Australia Pty Ltd. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, coMakeIT Australia will be ideally positioned to serve software businesses and digital enterprises. Over the past 12 years, coMakeIT has been serving numerous innovative software businesses from Netherlands, UK, and Australia, in diverse domains including BFSI, Logistics, Fleet Management, ERP, and Education, etc. For a number of years, coMakeIT has been a strategic innovation partner for Australian businesses such as CGR, DeakinCo., Moveware, and Stargate Group.

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Ethoca Wins Three Honors at Australian Fraud Awards 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 settembre 2018

Ethoca, the industry standard for collaboration-based technology solutions that enable card issuers and online merchants to improve customer experience, increase card acceptance and stop ecommerce fraud and disputes, announced today that it has won ‘Most Innovative Online Solution’, ‘Vendor of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaborative Solution – Highly Commended’ at the 2018 Australian Fraud Awards. Hosted by Retail Risk, a global conference series attended by loss prevention professionals, the Fraud Awards celebrate the best anti-fraud and security technologies on the market today.Judges highlighted the innovative nature of Ethoca’s recently released Integrated Solution Suite. Comprised of three products working in sequence – Ethoca Eliminator, Ethoca Alerts and Enhanced Representments – this layered defensive system improves the customer experience while simultaneously reducing fraud and chargebacks and boosting transaction acceptance.
Speaking on the triple award win, Brett Small – Ethoca’s Regional Director for Asia Pacific – commented: “We’re delighted to be recognized not once, but three times at this year’s Australian Fraud Awards. The card-not-present industry in APAC is faced with increasing levels of criminal fraud and friendly fraud (also known as ‘false claims’), leading to significant pain for merchants, issuers and cardholders alike. In sectors like digital goods, false claims now reach upwards of 90% of all fraud volumes, which is having a significant impact on card acceptance.
The first layer of defense in Ethoca’s Integrated Solution Suite is Ethoca Eliminator. Eliminator resolves incoming friendly fraud disputes on the spot by providing cardholders with instant access to real time merchant intelligence the moment they call in to their bank, or directly via their desktop or mobile banking app. With cardholders now able to recognize their purchases through extended data including the digital receipt and rich order details, disputes are ‘deflected’ instantly and cardholders enjoy a much better experience.If cardholders continue to dispute a transaction, Ethoca Alerts then kicks in, sharing direct-from-source issuer data with merchants. This reduces the time it takes for merchants to be alerted to fraud and customer disputes from weeks to as little as a few minutes. Critically, it provides a unique opportunity to stop fulfillment and resolve the dispute through direct refund to the cardholder – avoiding chargebacks entirely.Merchants with high friendly fraud rates and the necessary compelling evidence may choose to fight their chargebacks to recover their revenue. Enhanced Representments is Ethoca’s flexible platform that leverages the know-how of Ethoca’s chargeback experts and automates the representment process so merchants get their money back faster and more efficiently – recovering revenue on up to 80% of all represented chargebacks. Ethoca’s presence in Asia-Pacific continues to expand, with customers now spanning 13+ countries in the region. This includes 18 leading card issuers and many of the area’s biggest ecommerce and retail brands – making Ethoca the largest and most wide-spread source of actionable customer dispute and fraud data in APAC.

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FIS Connects Three Australian Financial Institutions to Real-time Payments Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 aprile 2018

Continuing its leadership in the global movement toward real-time payments, global financial technology provider FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) announced today that it has leveraged its Open Payment Framework (OPF) to connect three leading Australian financial institutions to the country’s New Payments Platform (NPP).The NPP was cooperatively developed by Australian financial institutions to provide a modern payments infrastructure for the country’s banking system. The platform, which was officially launched in February, enables real-time clearing and settlement 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It provides Australian businesses and consumers with a fast and versatile payments system for making their everyday payments.A leading provider of payments technology in Australia, FIS has connected three of the country’s leading financial institutions to the NPP infrastructure, allowing millions of customers to begin using and benefiting from the real-time payments services.“The NPP provides a leap forward in modern payments capabilities for Australian consumers and businesses,” said Serena Smith, head of Payments, FIS Global Financial Solutions. “By using our Open Payment Framework, FIS enabled these financial institutions to immediately connect to the NPP platform so they could benefit from the new services on day one. We look forward to helping other Australian banks connect to this leading-edge platform.” FIS is working with financial institutions around the world to modernize their payments platforms and implement real-time payments environments.

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How New Zealand could bring down the Australian government

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 agosto 2017

diplomatic fracasA STRANGE political scandal in Australia turned serious on August 14th when the deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce (pictured), discovered—much to his surprise—that he was also a citizen of New Zealand. Section 44 of Australia’s constitution prevents anyone with dual citizenship from sitting in Parliament. So far such discoveries have led two Australian Greens to resign from the Senate and an MP of the Liberal Party to step down from his cabinet role as industry minister. But the discovery of Mr Joyce’s apparent ineligibility has given the matter greater urgency—the loss of a single seat would cause the coalition government of the Liberal and National parties to lose its majority. Events have escalated quickly, with one Australian minister accusing New Zealand of meddling in its politics.
Mr Joyce is one of Australia’s most high-profile and experienced politicians. The leader of the right-wing National Party, he spent eight years in the Senate and has sat in the House of Representatives since his party returned to power in 2013. He is also minister for agriculture. But Mr Joyce’s father was born in New Zealand. The child of a citizen of New Zealand automatically becomes one by descent. In parliament, Mr Joyce emphasised his maternal Australian roots and the fact that he had never sought foreign citizenship. But he could do little other than to refer the matter to the High Court, which will hear the case on August 24th. Unlike the Green senators, he has refused to resign. That the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, asked Mr Joyce to continue in his duties is directly related to the government’s fragile grip on power. If Mr Joyce were to be found ineligible to sit, a by-election would be arranged for his rural seat of New England, north of Sydney. Until then, the government would have to seek support from opposition parties and independents to approve legislation. Worse still, the by-election could turn into a de facto referendum on the government’s performance. This poses risks for an administration that has consistently trailed behind the opposition Labor Party in opinion polls.
The Australian government is also unhappy about the manner in which Mr Joyce’s roots were disclosed. The chief-of-staff of an Labor senator spoke to an MP in the New Zealand Labour Party, Chris Hipkins, about Australian legislators who may be New Zealand citizens. Mr Hipkins raised the issue in his country’s Parliament. Questions from journalists then resulted in the Kiwi interior minister explaining Mr Joyce’s new-found status. Smelling a conspiracy, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, said that she would find it “very difficult” to work with a party that sought to “undermine the Australian government”. In addition to the strength of Ms Bishop’s language, the fact that she made such a statement during an election campaign in New Zealand has heightened sensitivities further. The leader of New Zealand Labour, Jacinda Ardern, described Ms Bishop’s comments as “highly regrettable”. It is clear the debate still has some distance to run. The Australian government has called into question the citizenship of seven Labor MPs. (Indeed, a constitutional law expert interviewed on Australia’s national broadcaster this week said she had discovered while researching that subject that she too was a Kiwi. This does not disqualify her from her position at Sydney Law School.) One solution to the political drama might be an amendment to the constitution itself. When Section 44 was written, in 1891, New Zealand was not considered a foreign power, as both Australia and New Zealand came under the dominion of the British monarch. This changed only in 1986 when Australia stepped out entirely from British rule. This might be the moment for the constitution to move with the times, too. (Photo: diplomatic fracas) (by The Economist)

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Australian franchise

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 settembre 2009

Australian franchisor, Howards Storage World has plans to open more than 500 stores across Europe within the next 10 years, as part of its global expansion program. The retailer has already confirmed 205 stores will open in 10 countries in Europe including Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, The Netherlands, Brussels, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, following the signing of four master franchise agreements covering the regions of Ireland, the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia. Howards Storage World has its sights set on other European markets including France, Germany and Italy. “We plan to organise the world, one country at a time,” said CEO of Howards Storage World, Dirk Spence. Howards Storage World is synonymous with ‘organised living’, with the retailer specialising in innovative products and clever solutions that improve storage in the home. In October this year, two Howards Storage World stores will open in Europe following the success of the first European stores in Spain & Ireland. On 3rd October 2009, the first of 80 stores proposed for the Benelux region will open in Waterloo. This will be followed by a new store in Edinburgh, Scotland on 24th October 2009. Dirk Spence will visit both of these new store locations in late October and will also host a one day introductory program in Waterloo on 27th October, for parties who are interested in knowing more about the opportunity of owning a Howards Storage World Master Franchise. Whilst in Europe, Dirk will also meet with potential master franchisees, inspect proposed store locations and address events in Brussels and London. Howards Storage World Master Franchises have been granted in New Zealand, Spain, Singapore, the Middle East (GCC Territories), Philippines, Ireland, UK, Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg) and Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark).

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