Huawei partners NUS Business Analytics Centre to nurture, upskill and provide students with industry internship opportunities

SINGAPORE, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Global leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider Huawei International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) as part of its commitment to nurture talent and upskill students to help fill the talent gap in the technology sector.

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Huawei and NUS BAC seek to deepen the understanding of big data, cloud computing, and business analytics technologies, and their applications to the digital transformation of enterprises. This collaboration aims to empower students and researchers, giving them the opportunity to tap into Huawei’s expertise in ICT technology, software development and resources.

Jointly formed by the NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School, NUS BAC offers the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme.

Huawei will be providing cloud and analytics training workshops for, as well as capstone internship opportunities

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Just Sold: Obsidian pays $10.3M for Plymouth business center

14755 27th Ave. N. in Plymouth

Minneapolis-based Obsidian Group has paid $10.3 million for the Plymouth West Business Center at 14755 27th Ave. N. in Plymouth. (Submitted photo: CoStar)

December 7, 2021
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Minneapolis-based Obsidian Group has paid $10.3 million for the Plymouth West Business Center, an 82,000-square-foot Class B flex light distribution center at 14755 27th Ave. N. in Plymouth.

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Retail Sales Rise Less Than Forecast in November During Height of Holiday Shopping Season | Business News

Retail sales rose 0.3% in November, well below estimates as October’s pace was revised sharply higher, the Census Bureau reported on Wednesday.

The pace was a slowdown from October, when sales rose a revised 1.8% as consumers stocked up early on Christmas gifts wary of reports of product shortages. Expectations were for a monthly gain of 0.8%.

Gains were strongest in gasoline sales and food and beverage sales. The increase marked the fourth consecutive monthly increase in sales.

“This year’s holiday season will be more expensive for consumers than 2020, perhaps 30% more as some predict, but despite that, people are still shopping and spending,” says Jonathan Silver, CEO and founder of Affinity Solutions, which tracks credit and debit card data. “That’s a good sign of a strong economy as we move into the new year.”

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“Our data shows spending up 17% annually, compared to 10 to 15%

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Japan Business Lobbyist Backs Myanmar Coup, Urges Investment | World News

By Ju-min Park and Antoni Slodkowski

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese former politician who campaigned to bring billions of dollars of investment from some of Japan’s top companies to Myanmar has urged Japan to endorse its military regime, saying the nation’s coup leader has “grown fantastically as a human being,” while praising his “democratisation efforts.”

The 87-year-old former cabinet minister, Hideo Watanabe, is also pursuing a $42-million shopping mall investment in a tie-up with a firm linked to a sanctioned army conglomerate, according to a transcript of his remarks seen by Reuters and corporate filings.

Watanabe’s outspoken push for Japan’s re-engagement with the Myanmar military government stands in contrast with Tokyo’s official stance, which has cut new aid and called on the military to stop the violence. Japan has sought to balance its support for Myanmar democracy against its efforts to counter China’s influence there, officials and analysts have said.

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