Quantexa Positioned by Global Risk Analyst Firm Chartis as a Category Leader in 2023 RiskTech 100 Report for Trade-Based Money Laundering Solutions

Chartis also gave top ranking to Quantexa’s Entity Resolution solution – addressing key data management challenges that are costing financial institutions millions

LONDON, Dec. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Quantexa, a global leader in Decision Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, announced that their Decision Intelligence Platform has been recognized as a category leader in the Chartis RiskTech100 report for Trade-Based Anti-Money Laundering Solutions (TBAML). Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform has also been recognized by Chartis as a category leader in the recently released Chartis Financial Crime Risk Management Systems, Entity Management and Analytics Quadrant report.

RiskTech 100: Trade-Based Anti-Money Laundering Solutions
The 2023 RiskTech100 report ranks the world’s major players in risk and compliance technology. In the Trade-based money laundering (TBML) category Quantexa was named as a category leader for data support of their enterprise solution. The Quantexa Trade AML Solution was also ranked for depth of typology coverage, breadth of analytical techniques and workflow.

Today’s Anti-money laundering efforts face many growing and unresolved challenges. In a digital and globalized world, criminals are using a wide range of strategies to be successful – making context a critical factor in the ability to accurately detect trade-based money laundering. By unifying internal and external data sources and scaling to understand billions of transactions, Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform helps organizations create a holistic view of transactional, customer, and counterparty information. Quantexa’s approach to TBAML provides more accurate and efficient detection so organizations can reduce risk, assure compliance, and protect their reputation. Increased alert quality and automation, combined with reducing the volume of false positives helps organizations gain efficiencies and do more with the resources they already have.

Financial Crime Risk Management Systems: Entity Resolution
Quantexa’s dynamic Entity Resolution Solution capability that is a critical part of its industry leading Decision Intelligence Platform was recognized for coverage, scalability, data enrichment, depth and breadth of data sources supported.

Quantexa’s Entity Resolution Solution is an advanced data matching capability that connects disparate and ambiguous internal and external data at scale. Entity Resolution creates focused and complete views of people, organizations, places, and other data delivering game changing data quality and match rate accuracy. Quantexa also supports ‘dynamic entity resolution’, which gives unique flexibility across multiple use cases and informs granular and extensive security protocols.

Decision Intelligence Platform
Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform gives enterprises the ability to unify their data by connecting siloed sources and systems, providing the context needed to visualize the complex relationships that enable previously hidden risk to be discovered. Quantexa’s unique entity resolution technology can connect the most disparate and ambiguous internal and external data at scale to create single, complete views of people, organizations, places, and other data with 99% accuracy, handling poor quality data with exceptional performance. The result is a single view of data that becomes their most trusted and reusable resource across the organization.

Chartis Chief Researcher Sidhartha Dash said:

“Quantexa’s increasingly mature solutions and their strong implementations in large financial institutions leveraging network-based concepts, drove their rise in the RiskTech 100 as well as their leadership in TBAML and Entity Management quadrants.”

Quantexa Chief Product Officer Dan Higgins added:

“Quantexa is delighted to be included in the RiskTech 100 report, positioned very strongly amongst an esteemed list of enterprise solution providers. At Quantexa, we are keenly aware that criminals are hiding in plain sight and that traditional monitoring systems and manual controls just can’t handle today’s complexity, scale of activity and the underlying regulatory shifts, in particular the focus on counterparty risk, as well as customers. The usage of contextual monitoring to detect and manage the holistic financial crime and fraud risks within International Trade, including the identification of prerequisites such as underlying collusion, the presence of shell companies and professional money laundering gatekeeps and enablers has been a defining factor in Quantexa’s success in this space.”

ABOUT QUANTEXA

Quantexa is a global data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence that empowers organizations to make trusted operational decisions by making data meaningful. Using the latest advancements in big data and AI, Quantexa’s platform uncovers hidden risk and new opportunities by providing a contextual, connected view of internal and external data in a single place. It solves major challenges across data management, KYC, customer intelligence, financial crime, risk, fraud, and security, throughout the customer lifecycle.

The Quantexa Decision Intelligence Platform enhances operational performance with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. Founded in 2016, Quantexa now has more than 500 employees and thousands of users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world. The company has offices in London, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Brussels, Toronto, Singapore, Melbourne, and Sydney. For more information, contact Quantexa here or follow us on LinkedIn.

ABOUT CHARTIS

Chartis is a research and advisory firm that provides technology and business advice to the global risk management industry. Chartis provides independent market intelligence regarding market dynamics, regulatory trends, technology trends, best practices, competitive landscapes, market sizes, expenditure priorities, and mergers and acquisitions. Chartis’ RiskTech Quadrant reports are written by experienced analysts with hands-on experience of selecting, developing, and implementing risk management systems for a variety of international companies in a range of industries, including banking, insurance, capital markets, energy, and the public sector.

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Synchronoss Announces More Than 30 Million RCS-Based Messaging Subscribers in Japan

Leveraging the Synchronoss Advanced Messaging Platform, NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, and SoftBank Deliver Cross-Operator Advanced Messaging Service Enabling Users and Brands to Communicate, Interact, and Transact

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced a new milestone in Japan for its Synchronoss Advanced Messaging platform. In collaboration with mobile operators NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, and SoftBank, the Japanese consortium now supports 32.5 million subscribers of +Message, the cross-operator RCS service powered by Synchronoss Advanced Messaging.

The current milestone represents a 62 percent increase in subscribers since Synchronoss noted the progress of the Japanese consortium’s deployment of its Rich Communications Service (RCS) in November 2020.

Offering a feature-rich text messaging system, +Messaging allows Japanese users to communicate with friends and family, in addition to providing the capability to interact and engage with brands and businesses safely and securely.

The consortium’s +Messaging service is powered by Synchronoss Advanced Messaging, an end-to-end platform and mobile commerce suite that allows operators to deliver an advanced messaging ecosystem. Synchronoss Advanced Messaging connects brands and content providers with subscribers, offering new ways to communicate and transact commerce.

“The adoption of more than 30 million +Messaging subscribers in Japan further validates the value of RCS and how mobile operators can utilize it to offer new revenue-generating services,” said Yosuke Morioka, General Manager, Japan, at Synchronoss. “We look forward to working with NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, and SoftBank to explore additional market opportunities for this feature-rich technology platform.”

It is signification that +Message currently is available for all the mobile phone brands of the three operators and MVNO. In addition, it now supports public personal identification (JPKI) with My Number cards, allowing the users to open a bank account or use a credit card with easy and secure verification of the identity via +Message, delivering more engaging experiences within the mobile ecosystem.

About Synchronoss

Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) builds software that empowers companies around the world to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways. The company’s collection of products helps streamline networks, simplify onboarding, and engage subscribers to unleash new revenue streams, reduce costs and increase speed to market. Hundreds of millions of subscribers trust Synchronoss products to stay in sync with the people, services, and content they love. Learn more at www.synchronoss.com.

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Activant la « Vision 2040 d’Oman », PowerChina établit de nouvelles normes en matière d’énergie renouvelable avec le projet photovoltaïque Ibri à Oman

PÉKIN21 décembre 2022/PRNewswire/ — Un reportage de haiwainet.cn :

Selon un rapport publié récemment par le World Government Summit, Oman, la Jordanie, la Tunisie, les Émirats arabes unis, l’Algérie et le Maroc ont pris l’initiative d’atteindre 60 % des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) pour 2030.

Depuis le lancement de la « Vision 2040 d’Oman », Oman encourage la coopération internationale dans le domaine des énergies renouvelables. En janvier 2022, le plus grand projet d’énergie renouvelable d’Oman, le projet photovoltaïque Ibri d’Oman, entrepris par PowerChina, a été achevé.

Il s’agit du plus grand projet photovoltaïque d’Oman à l’heure actuelle ; sa puissance installée atteint les 607 MW et la production annuelle d’électricité atteint les 1 598 GWh, ce qui peut couvrir la consommation annuelle d’électricité de 50 000 ménages locaux. Il est crucial de sécuriser l’approvisionnement en énergie et de diversifier la structure énergétique d’Oman.

La construction d’une centrale photovoltaïque à grande échelle dans le désert nécessite non seulement de tenir compte des températures extrêmes en été, mais aussi des conditions géologiques complexes et des tempêtes de poussière. Pendant les tempêtes, une épaisse couche de poussière s’accumule sur les panneaux photovoltaïques, ce qui diminue l’efficacité de la production d’énergie.

Pour faire face aux tempêtes de poussière, l’équipe du projet a fait une tentative innovante : installer des robots de nettoyage intelligents sur les panneaux. Les robots nettoieront automatiquement la poussière qui recouvre les panneaux. Ce projet combine pour la première fois le système de suivi photovoltaïque et le système de nettoyage automatique ; il améliore grandement l’efficacité de la production d’énergie et réduit les coûts d’exploitation et d’entretien, établissant de nouvelles normes pour l’exploitation et l’entretien des centrales électriques à grande échelle au Moyen-Orient.

PowerChina a obtenu 41 brevets pour des inventions et des modèles d’utilité, terminé une monographie et a publié 8 articles scientifiques dans le cadre de ce projet. Dans le même temps, l’énergie propre produite par le projet photovoltaïque Ibri d’Oman devrait réduire les émissions de carbone de 340 000 tonnes par an, contribuant ainsi à lutter contre le changement climatique et à atteindre la neutralité carbone.

HD+ to provide quality services next year with new package

Accra, Dec. 22, GNA – Ghana’s leading High-Definition satellite broadcast provider, HD+, will increase prices of all its subscriptions effective January 10, 2023.

As statement from HD+ said, from January 10, 2023, subscribers are expected to pay Gh¢12, Gh¢15, Gh¢35, Gh¢85 and Gh¢290 respectively for all monthly subscriptions.

The company announced that, since its establishment in Ghana two years ago, it has maintained it prices without any increment, however, due to the challenges in the Ghanaian economy, it is inevitable for the prices increase.

Addressing the public on the new prices increment, CEO of SES HD Plus Ghana, Theodore Asampong highlighted COVID-19 and other global happenings have placed pressure on the consumption bof Television contents in the Ghanaian homes.

She added that the increment in prices will ensure the continuous viewership of high quality television contents and promises great experience to consumers.

” Since HD+’s entry in the Ghanaian market two years ago, we have seen the pressure that COVID-19 and other global happenings have put on TV homes in Ghana. The price increases will ensure that Ghanaians can continue to enjoy quality TV viewing experience at the best value on the market,” she said.

The increases in prices also sterns from the increased cost of operations and the consistent addition of value offerings from HD+ in the form of: more exclusive channels; exciting features such as the PVR function on the HD+ Decoder; the ability to watch TV on the go with free data every month; control to catch up on shows aired in the last 48 hours on the My HD PLUS mobile app; the first 4K channel in Ghana; as well as the introduction of a multi-feed function to allow HD+ Subscribers to choose between two live video feeds on a single HD+ channel.

For the past two years, the introduction of HD+ in Ghana has caused a shift in the viewing of TV content in the country.

The company promises subscribers to enjoy new sports channels in addition to the world-class features and functionalities that are already available to the HD+ subscribers.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Concert Review: Wild night of partying as Black Sherif rocks “Mozama Disco” concert

Accra, Dec, 22, GNA – Black Sherif made his first major show in Ghana a memorable one as he thrilled hundreds of fans with some nostalgic tunes and an ecstatic performance at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra.

Since he made his breakthrough in 2021, a concert from the international music star was highly anticipated, and it turned out to be a wonderful experience with lots of thrills.

The concert, dubbed Mozama Disco (The Genesis), was fully sold out, with lots of interesting side attractions that kept the whole venue buzzing throughout the night.

The event started with a meet and greet session where fans who were present at the event had photo opportunities and autographs of the fast-rising star.

Black Sherif, when he took the stage, demonstrated why he was the top Ghanaian music star currently as he rocked the stage with songs on “The Villain I Never Was” album as well as songs he released before his rise to stardom.

Ghana’s most decorated rapper, Sarkodie, made a surprise cameo on stage as he performed the “Countryside” hit single together with Black Sherif.  

Black Sherif also brought to the stage the Nigerian-born rapper and singer Darkoo as they performed the “Always” song that took the world by storm.

Blacko, as he is affectionately called, during the concert, was grateful to all the individuals who supported his desire to put on a spectacle of this nature.

“Last hour, Mozama Disco, it happened. They said it wasn’t gonna happen but live, it happened. Kk representing, me be that” he said.

KiDi, Cina Soul, Gyakie, La Meme Gang, Fameye, Lasmid, and Wendy Shay were among the Ghanaian artists who performed at the show, delighting audiences with some of their hit songs.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Boxer, another remanded for robbing and killing taxi driver

Accra, Dec. 22, GNA- Two persons who killed a taxi driver and stole his Toyota Vitz Taxi with registration number GT 6188- 20 at Ajumako Mando in the Central Region, have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. 

Ernest Appronti Amanotey aka Divine Otu, a boxer and Evans Amoah, a driver and one Hero aka Fanti are said to have smashed the head of the driver with a cement block and dragged his lifeless body into an uncompleted building in the bush.

 Amanotey and Amoah have been jointly charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery and robbery.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah remanded them into police custody to assist in investigations.

An Accomplice, whose name was given as Hero aka Fanti is said to be at large

 

They are expected to reappear on January 5, 2023.

Meanwhile the GNA has learnt that accused persons have been put before a District Court on a charge of murder.

Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Isaac Anquandah said the deceased Bernard Botwey aka Kwame Waya was a taxi driver in charges of Toyota Vitz taxicab with registration number GT 6188-20.

It said the deceased also lived with his family at Ekumfi Essakyir in the Central Region.

Prosecution said the accused, Ernest Appronti Amanotey aka Divine Out, and Evans Amoah together with one other accused whose name was given as Hero aka Fanti, went on a robbery expedition at Ajumako in the Central Region with plans to snatch cars and bring same to Accra to sell.

It said on their way, the accused persons alighted at Ekumfi Essuohyia where they boarded another taxi at a station in Ajumako.

The prosecution said on their way, Hero aka Fanti alighted around Ajumako Mando Senior High School.

It said Appronti and Amoah continued their journey to Ajumako and later they hired the deceased’s taxi from Enyan Abaasa Station back to Ekumfi Essuohyia.

The prosecution told the court that Appronti called Hero on phone and made the deceased talk to him and directed the deceased to bring his accomplices who were on board his car to Ajumako Mando SHS (Senior High School) which the deceased did.

It said when he got to the section of the road where Hero was hiding, Appronti and Amoah ordered him to stop.

Prosecution said immediately the now deceased stopped, Hero emerged from the bush and together with their accomplices attacked him, hit him with a cement block and stripped him naked.

It said the accused persons then tore the deceased yellow shirt he was wearing and used the same to tie both hands at his back and his legs.

Prosecution said after the deceased became unconscious, the accused persons dragged him and dumped his lifeless body to an uncompleted building in the bush and took his taxi away to Accra.

It held that on October 30, 2022, at about 2:00am, the Pokuase Police Patrol team saw Appronti and Amoah in possession of the deceased taxi at Pokuase when the car developed a mechanical fault.

The prosecution narrated that when the Police questioned the accused persons, Amoah told the Police that the taxi belonged to him and that he had forgotten the ignition key in the house.

It said the Police conducted a search in the taxi and discovered that the ignition chamber of the taxi had been tampered with.

The accused persons were nabbed and sent to the Pokuase Police station where they were detained for further investigations.

It said on November 1, 2022, the Pokuase Police had information that the taxi driver was murdered at Ajumako and his taxi taken.

The prosecution said enquiries made by the Police confirmed that the said taxi was the one found with the accused persons.

It said the Police confronted them with the issue and they confirmed having killed the victim, now deceased, and made away with his taxi.

The Prosecution said on November 18, 2022, the accused persons were brought to the Homicide Unit/ CID headquarters for further investigations.

During interrogation, the prosecution said the accused persons admitted the offences. 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Lionel Messi agrees one-year extension with Paris Saint-Germain – Reports

Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed a one-year extension with Paris Saint-Germain, in a move that would keep the forward in the French capital until 2024.

Messi, after so long and so many attempts, finally reached the zenith of his footballing career last weekend as Argentina lifted the World Cup at Qatar 2022.

And now it appears, with the 35-year-old seeming in as good as form as he has ever been, that he is set to stay in European football’s elite until 2024, according to a report in Le Parisien, which states there is “an agreement in principle”.

The move would potentially see Messi have two more shots at winning another Champions League title, a competition he has not won since 2015.

The Champions League will also give Messi the chance to dethrone great rival Cristiano Ronaldo as all-time top scorer in the competition, with the ex-Barcelona man needing just 11 goals to go ahead of the Portuguese, the latter being currently without a club.

Messi is currently in his native Argentina celebrating his country’s momentous World Cup win but will be expected back in Paris shortly to help drive his club’s campaign for domestic and European honours under Christoph Galtier.

The report in Le Parisien states that the contract will be finalised upon Messi’s return from Argentina, with a meeting alongside PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and sporting director Luis Campos set to be where the precise value and duration of the deal will be agreed upon.

Source: Modern Ghana

We’ll perform, even if only 3 people show up – KillBeatz to fans who plan to boycott King Promise’s show

Joseph Kwame Addison, popularly known as KillBeatz, a Ghanaian music producer and sound engineer, and manager of Ghanaian singer King Promise has reacted to people who have planned never to attend the singer’s upcoming “Promise land” concert.

The Legacy Life Entertainment CEO, in a reply to a netizen who said he prefers Stonebwoy’s upcoming show to King Promise’s, wrote, “No worry! You can go to Stonebwoy’s show! even if 3 people show up to promiseland, we will perform for them.”

Modernghana News has earlier reported that Gregory Bortey Newman, who is known widely in showbiz as King Promise incurred the wrath of many Ghanaian showgoers.

Their anger follows the singer’s refusal to show up at “Wizkid Live Accra” concert, a recent show in Accra that had the singer’s friend, Wizkid as the headliner.

His refusal to show up coincided with the Nigerian singer’s no-show record, which made fans really disappointed after they paid huge sums of money to attend.

His reason for the action, as cited in his apology note, was a “safety issue” which seems to have worsened the case, as netizens thought he just wanted to obey the command of his “boss,” Wizkid to the neglect of his people.

Even though he clarified in a recent interview that his allegiance is to his country and not Wizkid, many Ghanaians have decided to boycott his upcoming “Promise Land” concert on the basis that he may refuse to show up after they have paid for tickets.

They have called on him to go and “import” fans from other countries to attend the show, indicating that his tickets, which go for GHS500 and GHS250 for VIP and regular respectively are expensive and aren’t supposed to come from a “small” artist like him.

Source: Modern Ghana