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Dr. Arun Chandavarkar Appointed as CEO and Joint Managing Director of Biocon Ltd.
Biocon Ltd., Asia's premier biotechnology company, announced that the Board of Directors of the Company, in their meeting today, have approved the induction of Dr. Arun Chandavarkar, on to the board of Biocon Limited. He has also been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director Business Wire India

Broad-Based Business Momentum Helps Biocon Deliver 16% Revenue Growth in FY14
FY14 Performance: Revenues Rs 2,933 Crs; EBITDA Rs 743 Crs; PAT Rs 414 Crs Commenting on the quarterly performance and highlights, Chairman and Managing Director, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw stated, “Biocon ended fiscal 2014 on a strong note. We delivered 16% revenue growth along with a healthy EBITDA Margin of 25% Business Wire India

Quintiles and Biogen Idec Announce Comprehensive Clinical Development Partnership
Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, and Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) have entered into a five-year strategic clinical development agreement Business Wire India

Hilton HHonors Announces Double Your HHonors Promotion
Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, announces the return of one of its most popular promotions, Double Your HHonors Business Wire India

Toshiba Wins Contract in Mexico to Supply Steam Turbines for Major Thermal Power Plant Retrofit and Modernization Project
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502), one of the world's leading suppliers of thermal power generation equipment, today announced that it has been selected to supply thermal power generation equipment for the retrofit and modernization of the Altamira Thermal Power Plant in Tamaulipas State, northeastern Mexico Business Wire India

Team Explore Launches an Anti Bullying Awareness Campaign
It’s Time To Speak Up, Say NO to Bullying!!! A call to action for children to speak up, express and be heard! Team Explore launches their Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign across schools encouraging children to actively participate in highlighting the various aspects of bullying and the need to stop this growing menace Business Wire India

Meritnation Junior makes Learning Fun and Addictive for Children
Meritnation, India’s largest online education portal, has rolled out a brand new product exclusively for students of class I to V. Called ‘Meritnation Junior’ it focuses on concept based learning, with practice as the bedrock of all learning Business Wire India

Singapore Touted to Become Asia’s Silicon Valley: AsiaBiz Services
The country’s allure to foreign tech companies, abundant Government funding, and an optimal atmosphere for entrepreneurship has made it highly ideal to Asian tech entrepreneurs, says the nation’s leading incorporation consultancy Business Wire India

UST Global Recognized by The WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2014
UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, was honored today by The WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ 2014. WorldBlu, a company specializing in democratic organizational design, today announced it is has certified UST Global as part of the eighth annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ Business Wire India

New Hitachi Data Systems Technology Delivers a Business-Defined Approach for IT Infrastructure
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced exciting new technology to accelerate customer success with Business-Defined IT – a closer linking of a company’s business and technology objectives that demands a more responsive IT foundation Business Wire India

Thuraya Collaborates with Western Union
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today announced their agreement to offer top-up services for Thuraya prepaid SIMs for voice and data services using the Western Union® Quick PaySM service Business Wire India

Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2013 ‘State of the Internet’ Report
Business Wire India

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Glass Roof for Player Benches Unveiled
AGC today unveiled the official glass roof for player benches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The glass roof, made from chemically strengthened glass, provides unparalleled visibility, durability and damage resistance, and is an evolution from the model provided last year by AGC to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. Business Wire India

AGC's Dragontrail™ Now Carried by 37 Electronic Device Brands
AGC, a world-leading supplier of glass, chemicals, ceramics and other high-tech materials and components, today announced that its Dragontrail™ damage- and scratch-resistant glass is now carried by 37 major brands of electronic devices worldwide Business Wire India

Toshiba's Paper Reusing System Saves Paper Wastage in Logistics
Toshiba TEC, a global leader in printing, imaging solutions and services, is proud to announce to the Logistics industry, the e-STUDIO306LP/RD30. It is the world’s first multifunction printer (MFP) to incorporate a unique erasable toner enabling the output to be erased and re-used multiple times. Business Wire India

Allegion-Sponsored Safety and Security Museum Opens in Shanghai
Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions celebrated the grand opening of The Safety and Security Museum in the Jinshan District of Shanghai, China this week, with a ceremonial Chinese-paper ribbon cutting Business Wire India

StepStone Group Opens Office in Brazil
StepStone Group LP (“StepStone” or the “Firm”), a leading global private markets firm, has announced that it has opened its first Latin American office in São Paulo, Brazil, and that the Firm has named Duncan Littlejohn and Bruna Riotto, both formerly of Paul Capital in Brazil, as Partner and Vice President, respectively Business Wire India

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