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Okinawa Prefecture and Changi Airport Partner to Enhance Travel Capabilities
The Governor of Okinawa Prefectural Government, Mr. Hirokazu Nakaima and Changi Airport Senior Advisor, Mr. Wong Woon Liong, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen the aviation network between Okinawa and Singapore Business Wire India

Ruby on Rails to the Rescue to Revolutionize the Australian Apparel Industry
Brandscope Pty. Ltd, an Australia-based company focused on building cloud-based B2B platforms, partnered with Josh Software, a recognized expert in building Ruby based solutions, to build a cloud-based B2B platform solution to streamline and maximize the selling process for suppliers and agents to independent fashion and Action Sports web retail brands, both in Australia and overseas Business Wire India

‘Hyundai ICC Fan Park’ Brings ICC World T20 Action Live
Business Wire India

FTV Capital Closes Oversubscribed Growth Equity Fund
FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm, today announced the final closing of its fourth fund, FTV IV, L.P. (“FTV IV”), with $700 million of limited partner commitments Business Wire India

Toshiba Launches 1W and 0.6W White LEDs for LED Lighting
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of two new series of white LEDs, the 3.5 x 3.5mm lens package 1W type “TL1L2 series,” and the 3.0 x 3.0mm flat package 0.6W type “TL3GB series”. Mass production of both will start from the end of March. Business Wire India

Shiseido Awarded World's Most Ethical Companies Designation Three Years in a Row
Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4911) has been selected and awarded the 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies designation for the third consecutive year. The announcement was made on March 20, 2014 by Ethisphere® Institute, a U.S Business Wire India

Toshiba Self-encrypting HDD Meets Government-class Security Requirements
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the MQ01ABUxxxBW series, a mobile-grade thin 7mm hard disk drive (HDD) with self-encrypting technology, including Toshiba’s unique wipe technology, which automatically erases data when an HDD is accessed by an unregistered system, has achieved validation to U.S Business Wire India

Toshiba Starts Sample Shipments of Regulator ICs for Automotive Applications
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “TB9005FNG”, a 5-volt constant voltage regulator for application in automotive systems. Sample shipments start today, with mass production scheduled to start in December 2014. Business Wire India

Emoderation launches in Australia and APAC with regional HQ in Sydney
Under embargo until 23.59 Monday 24th March Business Wire India

PMI Expands Focus on Requirements Management
According to PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession® study, poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities Business Wire India

Caledonian Bank Taps i2c for Debit Card Processing
i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that Caledonian Bank Ltd., a division of Caledonian Global Financial Services Inc., is leveraging its global platform for next-generation card processing. Business Wire India

EnVerv Announces Closing of $15.4M Series C Investment Round
EnVerv Inc., an innovative fabless semiconductor company and a leading provider of high performance communications and metering System on Chip (SoC) solutions for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), smart grid, solar and other grid connectivity markets, announced today the closing of its $15 Business Wire India

OPIC Board of Directors Approves Risk-Sharing Frameworks with Citi
In a quarterly meeting March 20, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) Board of Directors approved two framework agreements that will align OPIC with Citi, the leading global bank, in sharing credit risk for development financing in overseas projects Business Wire India

Mantri Developers Comes up with an Attractive Investment Opportunity in Bangalore – Mantri Alpyne
In this supremely dynamic and competitive sphere of property development, one name has consistently been a trail blazer, setting trends for others to follow, the innovation-led Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd Business Wire India

New Pradaxa® data to be presented during the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session
For media outside of the US, the UK & Canada only Business Wire India

IDS Next to Provide Real-time Connection with Best Western International Central Reservation System
IDS Next Business Solutions, a global leader in providing ERP and total technology solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries today announced an agreement with Best Western International, Inc Business Wire India

Study by Reveals that there is Alarming Rise of Pre-marital Sex and Contraception in India
1. Pre-marital Sex trendsIn a study evaluating six month data on, 30% of the questions posted in public health forum and 53% of private questions are related to pre-marital sex and total of  67% of private questions are on sex and sexology related. 2 Business Wire India

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