Tag: Latin America

Smart Card Alliance White Paper Explores Uses of NFC Beyond Payments

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Dec. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Near Field Communications (NFC) technology gets a lot of attention for its ability to enable contactless payments, but less known is that it also can be used to enable secure and convenient transactions in non-payments applications, such as marketing, identity, access, ticketing and gaming. The Smart Card Alliance today released a white paper that explores non-payments NFC implementations that are breaking new ground, and the security approaches that are being used to protect sensitive user credentials within NFC applications. The white paper, “NFC Non-Payments Use Cases,” can be downloaded at http://www.smartcardalliance.org/publications-nfc-non-payments-use-cases/.

At CAGR of 24.2%, Wireless Audio Devices Market to exceed US$38.5 bn Globally by 2022 : Transparency Market Research

Albany, NY, Dec. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Wireless Audio Devices Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2022”, the market for wireless audio devices, globally, is forecast to reach US$38.52 bn in 2022. Key factor driving the growth of global wireless audio devices market include increasing demand of smartphones as a source of entertainment. Furthermore, rising demand for portable devices is another important factor supporting the adoption of wireless audio devices, globally. Browse Market Research Report : http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/wireless-audio-devices-market.html The global wireless audio

ReachLocal Wins Google’s Quality Score Champion Award for North America and LATAM

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC), a leader in powering online marketing for local businesses, today announced that it has won two of Google’s Premier SMB Partner Awards. Both ReachLocal North America and Latin America were recognized as Quality Score Champions. This prestigious award recognizes the Premier SMB Partner with the highest average AdWords Quality Score during the judging period. This is achieved through high-quality campaign setup (selecting the best keywords, writing great text ads, and using all appropriate customizations in the right way to increase performance) and managing the campaigns well. ReachLocal’s leading-edge search

EZCORP to Delay Annual Report Filing

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) today announced that it will delay the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K.  The filing is due on December 14, 2015, and the company will file a Form 12b-25 to apply for a 15-day extension of that deadline.  The company currently expects to file its Annual Report around December 21, 2015.  The delay is attributable to resource and timing constraints created by the restatement of previously issued financial statements, which the company completed and filed on November 9, 2015. Stuart Grimshaw, EZCORP’s Chief Executive Officer, said:  “The restatement filing

USHCC Congratulates Felipe Bayon for Appointment at Ecopetrol

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After more than 20 years at BP, Felipe Bayon, Senior Vice President of BP America and Head of Global Deepwater Response, has been named new Executive Vice President of Ecopetrol. Ecopetrol is among the top four oil and gas companies in Latin America and among the top 50 companies in the world. Not only is it the largest company in Colombia (generating over 60 percent of the national production), Ecopetrol has exploration and production activities in Brazil, Peru, and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. “We are thrilled to congratulate Felipe Bayon for

Cobis Corp Announces Latin American Partnership with McorpCX, a Global Customer Experience Solutions Leader

Quito, Ecuador, Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Financial Service solution provider Cobis System Corporation announced today its partnership with leading customer experience solutions company McorpCX (OTCQB:MCCX), to provide digital customer experience management software and services to the financial service community throughout Latin America. The partnership combines Cobis’ banking services suite (COBIS UFS) and Mcorp’s customer experience expertise and tools to help Cobis clients in over 15 countries better create, deliver and monitor the seamless, omni-channel experiences their customers increasingly demand. “Providing a seamless, omni-channel customer experience is one of the most significant strategic movements underway in Banks across Latin

Micro Irrigation Systems Market Will Reach $9.10 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, Dec. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global micro irrigation systems market is expected to reach USD 9.10billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.Increasing food demand and on account of growing population, particularly in emerging marketsof Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to remain a key driving factor for global micro irrigation systems market. Advantages such as high crop yield, low cost, better efficiency and low soil erosion are presumed to play a key role in prompting such micro irrigation systems usage. Favorable regulatory framework and government policies encouraging are projected to further

Super Absorbent Polymers Market Is Anticipated To Reach $11.03 Billion By 2022: Report By Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global super absorbent polymers market is expected to reach USD 11.03 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for baby diaper and female hygiene products in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to remain a key driving factor for global super absorbent polymers market over the forecast period. Increasing geriatric population in Japan, U.S. and Germany has prompted demand for adult incontinence products which is expected to have a positive influence on the market growth. Increased acceptance in agricultural applications owing

Activated Carbon Market Will Reach $5.31 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global activated carbon market is expected to reach USD 5.31 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand from water purification and air filtration segment is expected to drive market growth over the next five years. Activated carbon is widely preferred in these end-use applications owing to excellent adsorption properties. Rapid industrialization coupled with population expansion in emerging economies of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America is anticipated to drive market growth. Stringent government regulations specifically in the U.S. and Europe, in order

Community and Business Leaders Convene for First Mia Asia Task Force Meeting

MIAMI, Nov. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. Gonzalez and MIA Asia Task Force members. With the goal of attracting first-ever nonstop passenger service between Miami and Asia, Miami-Dade County officials convened the first meeting of community and business leaders who have partnered together to form the MIA Asia Task Force. Task Force Chairman Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González presided over the November 12 meeting, which was hosted by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We will continue to present our case to air carriers that strong

Urban Hydroponics, Inc. and Its Acquisition Target Urban Cultivator, Inc. Announce New Central American Distributor

NEW YORK, Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Urban Hydroponics, Inc., a publicly traded Nevada corporation (OTCQB:URHY), is pleased to announce that Urban Cultivator, Inc., a British Columbia based private company that manufactures and markets indoor hydroponic gardening appliances and which has signed a binding letter of intent to merge with URHY, has expanded into the Central American market and now has a distributor in Panama.  This Panama distributor will install 20 Urban Cultivator Commercial units and four Urban Cultivator Residential units in its showroom and feature Urban Cultivator’s Living Produce Aisle brand. This will be the first showroom and

Nasdaq to Power New Mexican Stock Exchange BIVA

NEW YORK and MEXICO CITY, Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA), announced today that BIVA will implement Nasdaq’s X-stream Trading technology to run Latin America’s newest exchange. X-stream is the most widely used exchange trading technology in the world, powering more than 30 marketplaces globally. In addition, BIVA will also operate SMARTS for surveillance efforts to increase transparency and maintain market integrity. “We see this new partnership with Nasdaq as a crucial part of successfully launching BIVA and giving Mexico’s financial sector the boost of liquidity and world-class technological infrastructure it absolutely

Tech Data Honors Vendor Partners of the Year

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) announced the winners of its Vendor Partner of the Year awards, presented today during the company’s eleventh annual Americas Vendor Partner Summit in Tampa, Florida. Tech Data’s Vendor Partner award recipients are recognized annually for their collaboration, enablement programs, strong partnerships, and commitment to Tech Data, its solution providers and the IT channel. The 2015 Tech Data Vendor Partner award winners are: Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Partner of the Year: Cisco Core Partner of the Year: Lenovo Majors & Nationals Partner of the Year: VMware VAR Partner of

RigNet to Acquire TECNOR, a Mexican Remote Communications Provider

HOUSTON, Nov. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. TECNOR. Both companies have approved the transaction, which is expected to close in early 2016, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. “The opening up of Mexico’s energy market to foreign investment and expertise has been the primary catalyst for this transaction, as it strengthens RigNet’s local presence and

Methionine Market Size Will Be Worth $7.26 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, Nov. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global methionine market is expected to reach USD 7.26 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing feed additives demand for maintaining adequate metabolism rate in livestock is expected to drive methionine market growth over the next seven years. Increasing meat consumption in Asia Pacific and Latin America is also expected to have a positive influence on the market growth. Recent animal disease outbreaks across various regions have also prompted the need to include methionine in animal feed.  Browse to access In-depth research report on

Boyden Global Executive Search Launches Non-Profit, Government and Education Practice

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries, announced today that it has launched a new Non-Profit, Government and Education Practice. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d83bcb5d-03ed-4194-a968-c87613c8dbd7. Boyden brings market leadership, strong revenue and a proven track record in the sectors, particularly in the US, Canada, Latin America and portions of Europe. The practice will be led by Ken Werker, Chair of Boyden Canada and Managing Partner in Vancouver. “Our new Non-Profit, Government and Education Practice brings together sectors where

Panoro Announces Ms. Kathryn Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:PML) (Lima:PML) (Frankfurt:PZM) (“Panoro”) is pleased to announce effective immediately the appointment of Ms. Kathryn Johnson as Chief Financial Officer for the Company. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years of progressive experience in accounting and finance. Most recently Ms. Johnson was Director of Finance of Tahoe Resources and Chief Financial officer of Rio Alto Mining. Ms. Johnson also held the positions of Corporate Controller and VP Corporate Reporting of Rio Alto. Ms. Johnson has

Insulation Market Size Will Grow To $67.16 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.

San Francisco, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global insulation market is expected to reach USD 67.16 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing consumer awareness regarding energy conservation is expected to remain a key driving factor for global insulation market. Favorable regulatory scenario in most parts of the world is also expected to have a positive influence on market growth. In addition, increasing infrastructure spending in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America is also expected to spur growth over the next five years. Volatile prices of key raw materials

Brink’s Reports Third-Quarter Results

Non-GAAP EPS $.37 vs $.12 GAAP EPS $.16 vs $.58 Non-GAAP Earnings Reflect Lower Corporate Expense, Profit Growth in Latin America RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Brink’s Company (NYSE: BCO), a global leader in security-related services, today reported third-quarter earnings. Third-Quarter Highlights GAAP: Total revenue down 13% (9% organic growth); operating margin 3.3% vs 7.0%; EPS $.16 vs $.58 Non-GAAP: Total revenue down 13% (3% organic growth); operating margin 5.0% vs 2.5%; EPS $.37 vs $.12 Currency translation reduced revenue by $136 million, operating profit by $17 million and EPS by $.20 Largest 5 Markets (U.S.,

SeaChange Appoints Video, Mobile and Cloud Services Veteran Rochus Schreiber to Lead EMEA Operations and Global Services

ACTON, Mass., Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Multiscreen innovator SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEAC) today announced the appointment of video, mobile and cloud services veteran Rochus Schreiber to Senior Vice President, Services and General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa Operations. Reporting to Chief Operating Officer Ed Terino, Mr. Schreiber oversees the company’s award-winning global services organization, and its EMEA-based sales and administrative operations. “I’m pleased that we continue to draw the industry’s top talent to continuously enhance our offerings and accelerate our growth in emerging markets,” said SeaChange COO Ed Terino. “With his track record in video and