All Posts By Debbie Marchand

Operation Protective Edge is initiated in Gaza Strip by Israel.

Israel initiated an offensive against the Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip, bombing approximately 50 targets in a movement intended to disrupt any Palestinian rocket fire.  Nine people suffered shrapnel injuries. Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said Israel was preparing for the possibility of sending ground forces into Gaza as part of the campaign,…

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Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics

Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of…

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GSK plc announces major three-part transaction with Novartis

GlaxoSmithKline plc today announces a major 3-part inter-conditional transaction with Novartis AG involving its Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines and Oncology businesses (the “Transaction”). In summary: GSK and Novartis will create a new world-leading Consumer Healthcare business with 2013 pro forma revenues of £6.5 billion. GSK will have majority control with an equity interest of 63.5% GSK…

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Canada Goose Signs Investment Deal With Bain Capital Private Equity To Accelerate Global Growth

Canada Goose, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, today announced the completion of a definitive agreement to sell a majority stake in the company to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm. Dani Reiss will remain President and CEO, and continue to own a significant minority stake in…

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World Bank gives the green light to the budget to aid Burundi’s public finance management and promote financial diversity

An International Development Association grant worth $26 million was approved by the World Bank Board of Directors to support the objectives set by Government of Burundi’s. They are aiming to obtain better transparency in public finance management, bring variety to the economy, and empower social safety nets to raise the quality of life for the…

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