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Willis Group buys PMI health group in bid to expand UK business

LONDON: Willis Group is set to acquire PMI Heath Group (PMIHG) in a bid to expand its UK employee benefits and healthcare business. The global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm said the deal would “significantly raise” its presence in the UK market and would add greater depth and range to its product offering and skills ... Read More »

Strong demand for Finnish health technology products led to record exports of €1.8b in 2014

HELSINKI: The Finnish Health Technology Association FiHTA stated that the strong demand for Finnish health technology products led to record exports of €1.8 billion in 2014. Product exports grew 8.3 percent compared to 2013.Last year’s growth in exports was mainly due to 10.3 percent growth in exports of medical equipment. Health technology is the largest high-tech export segment in Finnish ... Read More »

NHS England announces to invest £78m in healthcare technology in current year

LONDON: NHS England has revealed that it will invest £78 million this year in technology for health and social care providers across the country. Of this funding, £43 million will form part of the Integrated Digital Care Fund that will be used by NHS Trusts and local authorities to put in place electronic information systems in order to make sharing ... Read More »

Fitbit, Samsung Gear, Google Glass, Apple, Microsoft excite everyone about new technology

BELGIUM: Notwithstanding that the watch tells time and several other things, Apple is making a big splash with the health-related capabilities. The device, using sensors, apps and smartphone connectivity, ties itself tightly to data about health, fitness and ultimately healthcare delivery. Wearable technology is all the rage these days. From Fitbit to Samsung Gear to Google Glass to rumored impending ... Read More »

Experts: Benefits of coffee outweigh health risks

YORKSHIRE: Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills — from stunting your growth to claims that it causes heart disease and cancer. But recent research indicates that coffee may not be so bad after all. So which is it — good or bad? The best answer may be that for most people the health benefits outweigh ... Read More »

Finance Ministry ‘wants’ provinces to spend resources on basic amenities

International comparison shows spending on education and health is lower in Pakistan as compared to regional countries   ISLAMABAD: The Finance Ministry feels an urgent need to enhance financial capacity of the provinces to ensure their significant contribution to national economic growth by channeling fiscal resources to priority areas. “An international comparison suggests that the spending on education and health ... Read More »

Dubai Customs calls for smart initiatives to protect IPR  

DUBAI: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has called for introducing innovative smart initiatives to step up protection of intellectual property rights through advanced anti-counterfeit IT solutions, which support the UAE’s steadfast advancement into fully smart government services across all public entities and copes with Dubai’s ongoing transformation into the world’s smartest city. Addressing the 4th Conference on the ... Read More »

IDB to finance $1.17 billion CASA-1000 project

 ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has given $1.17 billion Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) a push by agreeing on giving the project financial assistance. The World Bank had already agreed to give $526 million loan, about 50 per cent of the total cost, for the project which would help Pakistan overcome prevailing power shortage. The ... Read More »

Commerce Ministry to set up land ports at Chaman, Wagah, Torkham

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce is planning to establish Land Port Authority to supervise, monitor and accelerate trade with neighbouring countries, Customs Today learnt Tuesday. As per plans, initially three land ports will be set-up at Wagah, Chaman and Torkham to provide all the required facilities to the exporters and importers immediately on the beginning of their foreign visits or ... Read More »

Hydro, 100MW solar projects to curb energy crisis: Shahbaz

LAHORE: High-level French and Norwegian delegations called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and discussed matters of mutual interest. Norwegian Ambassador in Pakistan Leif H Larsen discussed matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and cooperation in various sectors with the CM and offered him to provide modern training to Punjab police. Meanwhile, a high level delegation of prominent ... Read More »