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Global Hotel Leaders Celebrate One Billion International Travelers and Call for “Smart Visas” to Facilitate Travel for Next Billion
Two hospitality giants – Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International – addressed global business and travel industry leaders today at the World Economic Forum in Davos to urge governments to move quickly to adopt “Smart Visa” policies which stimulate global travel, create new jobs and spur economic development Business Wire India

Renewable Energy Will be a Significant Contributor to the GCC Energy Mix by 2020, Says Frost & Sullivan
As the world is embracing renewable energy, the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) is also undergoing a major change in the wake of economic diversification programmes, the global recession and the Arab spring. Frost & Sullivan forecasts the demand for power to double and reach 215 Gigawatts (GW) by 2020. Although the GCC possesses 22 Business Wire India

Nine out of 10 Global Decision-makers Believe Collaboration Is now Essential if Global Economy Is to Recover - Finds Bank of America Survey on “The Connection Imperative” for WEF 2013 in Davos
“At a time of continuing economic uncertainty, nine out of 10 global decision-makers now believe greater collaboration between business, government and other sectors is essential if the world’s economy is to recover.” Business Wire India

Gemalto Powers the Launch of the UK’s First 4G Mobile Network
Regulatory News: Business Wire India

ABRAXANE® Plus Gemcitabine Demonstrates Significant Survival Advantage in Phase III Study of Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Business Wire India

Production Begins on DreamWorks’ WikiLeaks Project “The Fifth Estate”
Principal photography has begun on the WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate,” it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios Business Wire India

Complimentary Digital River Webinar Offers Practical Advice on Risks and Rewards of Building an E-Commerce Business in Russia
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, has announced it is hosting a complimentary webinar entitled, “Decoding Russia’s Online Evolution – Is 2013 the Year to Expand your E-Commerce Business?” The webinar will take place on Jan. 31, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CST Business Wire India

Study Demonstrates Decreased Incidence of Groin Surgical Site Infection with Prevena™ Incision Management System
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. has confirmed that, in a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery1, the Prevena™ Incision Management System significantly decreased the incidence of groin surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients after vascular surgery. Business Wire India

Hilton Worldwide Continues Record Growth with the Fastest Rate in the Industry
Hilton Worldwide continues to be the fastest growing global hospitality company by number of rooms. In 2012, it opened 171 hotels with more than 28,000 rooms and has the largest pipeline in the industry and in its history, including nearly 1,000 hotels with nearly 170,000 rooms Business Wire India

Quake Global Acquires ODIN RFID
Quake Global, Inc., a leading global provider of satellite and terrestrial asset tracking and monitoring technology to the Machine to Machine (M2M) market, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Washington D.C. based ODIN Technologies, Inc Business Wire India

The Coca-Cola Company Launches Challenge among World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Shapers’ to Accelerate Solutions to Global Problems
The Coca-Cola Company has encouraged the members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community to return to the Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos with proof points of the work they have done to help address the world’s problems Business Wire India

The Valence Group hires Ian George as Managing Director
The Valence Group, the world's largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Ian George as Managing Director. Ian, who will be based in the firm's London office, brings extensive senior-level M&A experience across a range of industrial sectors, including chemicals and related sectors. Business Wire India

FDA Approves Octaplas® Expanding Octapharma U.S. Transfusion Medicine Therapies
Octapharma USA has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Octaplas®, its solvent/detergent treated pooled human plasma Business Wire India

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