Chicago, IL, Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Robert M. Taft, DDS, FACP, has been installed as president of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Taft was sworn in during the 47th Annual Session of the ACP, which drew more than 1,100 attendees to San Francisco on Nov. 1-4, 2017. (PRNewsfoto/Cresco Capital Markets)
LONDON, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boutique broker Cresco Capital Markets (UK) Limited recently received its Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) license with registration number 764353, expanding options for traders throughout the UK. Dedicated to flexible trading solutions for all types of traders, reliable execution and institutional liquidity, the company trades under CrescoFX, a brand of Cresco Capital Markets (UK) Limited and part of the Cresco Group.
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ESSA Pharma Announces New Listing on the TSX Venture Exchange Concurrent with Voluntary Delisting from the TSX
TSX VENTURE LISTING EXPECTED TO IMPROVE OPERATING EFFICIENCY, LOWER COSTS AND PROVIDE ENHANCED FINANCING FLEXIBILITY COMPANY'S SHARES TO REMAIN LISTED ON NASDAQ CAPITAL MARKET VANCOUVER and HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - ESSA Pharma Inc. (TSX: EPI; NASDAQ: EPIX) ("ESSA" or the "Company"), a pre-clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel small molecule drugs for the treatment of prostate cancer, today announced that the Company is listing its common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). ESSA expects that its common shares will begin trading under symbol "EPI" on the TSXV on or about November 27, 2017. Concurrently, the Company has applied for the voluntary delisting of its common shares, currently listed under symbol "EPI",  from the Toronto Stock Exchange TSX, which is currently anticipated to occur on or about November 25, 2017. ESSA's common shares will continue to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under symbol "EPIX". "Following a thorough evaluation, ESSA's  board of directors determined that it was in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to list the Company's common shares on the TSXV, while concurrently voluntarily delisting from the TSX," said Dr. David R. Parkinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of ESSA. "We believe that a listing on the TSXV will allow for improved operating efficiency, lower costs and enhanced financing flexibility for the Company, while providing shareholders continued liquidity on a recognized stock exchange. ESSA is not required to seek shareholder approval for the delisting of its common shares from the TSX, as an acceptable alternative market will exist for the common shares on or about the anticipated delisting date. About ESSA Pharma Inc. ESSA is a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing novel and proprietary therapies for the treatment of CRPC in patients whose disease is progressing despite treatment with current therapies. ESSA believes that its proprietary compounds can significantly expand the interval of time in which patients suffering from CRPC can benefit from hormone-based therapies, by disrupting the AR signaling pathway that drives prostate cancer growth and by preventing AR transcriptional activity by binding selectively to the NTD of the AR.  A functional NTD is essential for transactivation of the AR. In preclinical studies, blocking the NTD has demonstrated the capability to overcome the known AR-dependent mechanisms of CRPC.  ESSA was founded in 2009. Forward-Looking Statement DisclaimerThis release contains certain information which, as presented, constitutes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and/or applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information involves statements that relate to future events and often addresses expected future business and financial performance, containing words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions and includes, but is not limited to, statements about the expected delisting of the Company's Common Shares from the TSX, concurrent listing on the TSXV and the continued listing of the Common Shares on the NASDAQ. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of ESSA to control or predict, and which may cause ESSA's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby. Such statements reflect ESSA's current views with respect to future events, are subject to risks and uncertainties and are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by ESSA as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant medical, scientific, business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. In making forward looking statements, ESSA may make various material assumptions, including but not limited to (i) the accuracy of ESSA's financial projections; (ii) the Phase 1 portion of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial proceeding as expected; (iii) obtaining positive results of clinical trials; (iv) obtaining necessary regulatory approvals; and (v) general business, market and economic conditions. Forward-looking information is developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein and in ESSA's Annual Report on Form 20-F dated December 14, 2016 under the heading "Risk Factors", a copy of which is available on ESSA's profile at the SEDAR website at, ESSA's profile on EDGAR at, and as otherwise disclosed from time to time on ESSA's SEDAR profile. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and ESSA undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as may be required by applicable Canadian and United States securities laws. Readers are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. SOURCE ESSA Pharma Inc

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The winners of the 2017 Ontario Export Awards were announced at a gala event at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. on November 21.
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ROTENBURG AN DER WUMME, Germany, November 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Aimco teammates in Washington, D.C. are joined by Aimco Cares golf tournament sponsors Nick Nicholson of Berkadia,  Corey D'Agostino of CoStar and Al Cissel of ARA to present $120,000 to the National Leased Housing Association. (PRNewsfoto/Aimco)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Students who live in affordable, subsidized housing across the country are pursuing higher education with the help of scholarships funded by Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco). Aimco's 2017 donation of $120,000, raised in the 14(th) Annual Aimco Cares Charity Golf Classic, brings the company's total contribution to the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) Education Fund to more than $1 million in the last eight years.
Pilatus Bank advises a fintech strategy can be as much of a challenge as an opportunity for the majority of banks
We are living in a constantly evolving digital landscape says Pilatus Bank. Fintech startups and challenger banks are continuously launching innovative and advanced digital products on the market. Consumers experience instant gratification with immediate access to the latest technologies via their always-on mobile phones, Wi-Fi-connected cars, and IoT home appliances. It’s natural for them to request, if not demand, from their banks to hold themselves to the same benchmarks and standards required to stay current with other progressive industries. Modern businesses must operate according to standards focused on continuous improvement and technology-driven evolution. On the other hand, banks are facing a higher cost basis to address increased levels of risk management, governance and regulatory compliance requirements. Luis Felipe Rivera, Chief Operating Officer of Pilatus Bank, believes that banks must adapt new strategies as well as technologies to stay relevant in the marketplace.LONDON, Nov. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luis Felipe Rivera believes that technology should always serve as a means to simplify operations and improve customer service. Still, several financial institutions seem to be inadvertently adding complexity in their efforts to evolve. Rivera of Pilatus Bank explains, “The banking industry as a whole is inherently conservative, and transforming decades-worth of internal culture, as well as policies and procedures written in context of this culture, will not happen overnight. Whereas fintech startups are agile and aim to adapt a lean business model, retail banks are incumbent and hindered by legacy systems and legacy culture.”  A photo accompanying this announcement is available at of Pilatus Bank believes that the process of transformation can be challenging for any financial institution but leveraging technologies to streamline processes and to simplify operations is the only way for banks to remain relevant, competitive and avoid being sidelined by fintech companies and challenger banks. Rivera adds, “As well as investing resources in technology and innovation, keeping up with increased regulatory demands is also proving to be a financial burden. Therefore, banks require digital platforms that will respond to these changes in a cost-effective way.”Whereas undergoing digital transformation can substantially improve internal processes and procedures for financial institutions, Luis Felipe Rivera of Pilatus Bank believes that the most fundamental reasons for banks to transform should be market-driven in efforts to satisfy customer demand and to improve customer service. He expands, “Most customers today prefer to do their everyday banking online or on their mobile phone as opposed to visiting a branch, and banks have responded by developing mobile banking apps and online banking platforms. Unfortunately, these platforms are often confusing and inefficient. Banking is more than just making payments and holding money – our clients see the value in our mission to bring more control and trust back into the banking industry. Convenience is a matter of options, and sending a client to a website isn’t going to cut it. This means communicating across multiple channels – digitally-assisted human-based face-to-face communications or when appropriate a simplified digital interface.”Adding to the frustration, the latest trend of automation and artificial intelligence (such as robo-advisory) are further complicating the banking experience for customers. Rivera, COO of Pilatus Bank, believes that the solution is to provide customers with a technology platform which enhances customer service as opposed to diminishing it.  He further states, “At Pilatus Bank we invest in sustainable and responsible innovation that will honor the client-banker relationship, and improve the overall customer experience and level of service.”Luis Felipe Rivera of Pilatus Bank concludes by explaining that retail banks will struggle to stay relevant with customers unless they understand the importance of human interaction. “Despite the benefits in efficiency and transaction costs that come with digital technologies, customers still want to feel connected and respected. Digital assets and interfaces will never replace human interaction.” He elaborates with a final thought, “Pilatus Bank, through its relationship-based business model coupled with innovative technology, enable our customers to go well beyond basic online banking and engage with their banks in ways we are unable to predict.”About Pilatus BankPilatus Bank is a leading European bank that specialises in providing private and commercial banking services to high net-worth and affluent individuals. Pilatus Bank, located on 4 Old Park Lane, W1K 1QW in London, is mainly focused on offering its private banking services through its proprietary technology platform in order to make private banking more accessible and scalable. The Bank’s simple and convenient solution has been a hallmark of transformation and quality of service.Hanna OlofssonPilatus Bank+44 (0)330 3636360

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Finance Attitude - 5 Tips to Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy
/Lydia Wanjiru/ -- People who are unable to meet their financial obligations can consider filing for personal bankruptcy. Consumers in most cases file for personal bankruptcy through either chapter 7 or 13 depending on their financial situation. Filing for bankruptcy is a legal process by the Federal court that helps you to eliminate your debts or to ask for a convenient debt settlement plan usually lasting for 5 years. Personal bankruptcy can reduce your credit score rating by 200-250 points. You also risk not getting a loan for 1-5 years after filing for bankruptcy. Personal bankruptcy report stays on your credit report for 7-10 years and this can make most lenders to shy away from giving you a loan. Filing for bankruptcy is thus not an easy way out and can have an adverse effect on your credit report and credit rating. Here are 5 tips on how you can avoid filing for bankruptcy.
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DHgate Partners with Premier of Ontario, Canada to Boost Women Entrepreneurship in Digital Trade
Nov. 24, 2017 13:00 UTC BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, in Beijing, Diane Wang, the founder and CEO of, one of the most esteemed women entrepreneurs in China, teamed up with Kathleen Wynne, the 1st female premier of Ontario, Canada, for the benefit of Women Entrepreneurs globally. The theme for the meeting was “Digital era, the best era for women entrepreneurs,” which aims to encourage women to leverage digital platforms to start businesses, especially young women. The women hope to accomplish this through a more effective public and private partnership throughout the APEC region, one of the key goals from the Ontario Delegation’s visit to China prior to the Canadian Prime Minister’s Official visit. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: From Left to Right: Founder and CEO of, Diane Wang; Country Chair of the Man Group, China Yifei Li; Premier of Ontario, Canada Kathleen Wynne; Managing Director of the Yale Center Beijing, Carol Li Rafferty; Founder of Circle2, Em Roblin. (Photo: Business Wire) “As digital technologies advance, the percentage of women entrepreneurs in China has been growing fast year over year, reaching 25% by 2017, compared with just 3.6% a few decades ago. There are only a few moments in history when we have the chance to move forward, move fast, and the moment is now.” remarked Diane Wang. Kathleen Wynne said, “The public should do more to create a more inclusive economy where men and women have the same opportunities in the labor force. We have put out a policy that says we want to see 30% of women on boards in the private sector and in the government we set that to 40%. When you get women involvement at a rate of 30%, there will be different issues that will be discussed.” China is the world’s largest e-commerce market with over 10 million SMEs selling online. In Canada, 90% of export companies are SMEs, but produce only 25% of total Canadian exports. Digital trade is the unprecedented opportunity for Canadian SMEs to increase their share of the export market while at the same time bring in more quality Chinese products into the Canadian market. From Polio Patient to Success Story According to Accenture, digital may be the greatest opportunity in history for women. Dong Liqiong, a polio stricken Chinese entrepreneur, lost her parents early in life, and then her husband. Two years ago, she opened an online store, now her business is thriving and employs 7 other disabled people. She said, “thanks to technology, now I can stand up, just like I always wanted.” Stories like this are common in China, digital platforms give people the chance to stand up, stand out. APEC Women Connect is the Answer During APEC 2017, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacina Arden mentioned, the lack of social networks is one of the major obstacles holding women entrepreneurs back. A 2017 APEC study with 500 women entrepreneurs across the Asia Pacific region discovered: Maintaining work-life balance is the biggest pain point for women entrepreneurs; Access to financial support and capacity building is the most common obstacle for women entrepreneurs; Access to global resources through local communities is what women entrepreneurs expect most. Under these circumstances, the APEC Women Connect program was initiated, to empower women to realize entrepreneurship through digital. The community already has over 70,000 followers, 10 leading global partners, and participation from industry experts, women entrepreneurs, and female leaders. Diane Wang commented, "Entrepreneurship used to be considered a male-dominated area, but the landscape has changed over the past few years. As more and more technology becomes available, we have seen the percentage of women entrepreneurs grow, and the age of women entrepreneurs is drop. Taking our platform for example, today, most women entrepreneurs on DHgate are actually millennials." With digital technology, women have a loud voice, but the voice can be even louder, the voice should be louder. Digital era, is the best era for women entrepreneurs. About DHgate is the first to market and the biggest B2B cross border e-commerce marketplace in China, providing global importers with quality products at competitive prices. Founded in 2004, has approximately 10 million global buyers from 227 countries and regions, with 1.4 million global sellers offering 40 million products in 8 languages. View source version on Contacts DHgateDaniel Scarpato, Source: DHgate Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo From Left to Right: Founder and CEO of, Diane Wang; Country Chair of the Man Group, China Yifei Li; Premier of Ontario, Canada Kathleen Wynne; Managing Director of the Yale Center Beijing, Carol Li Rafferty; Founder of Circle2, Em Roblin. (Photo: Business Wire) View this news release and multimedia online at:
Finance Attitude - 6 Major Types of Stocks Diversification
/Lydia Wanjiru/ -- Diversification is a risk management strategy and a key parameter to consider before you invest in stocks. It is a technique that plays a major role in mitigating risks by allocating investments among various securities in industries, geographical regions and more. Diversification mitigates unsystematic risk events in a portfolio.  It is basically compared to “not putting all your eggs in one basket” and aims to maximize returns by investing in different stocks that would react differently to the same event. US stocks are exposed to market and economic forces in the U.S and they will react differently when exposed to the same events. To build a diversified portfolio, you need to know the various types of diversification available.  
Finance Attitude - 3 Mistakes to Avoid When You Invest in Stocks
Oct. 19, 2017 /Lydia Wanjiru/ -- Investing in stocks is one of the best ways to build and grow wealth. Although all investments carry some degree of risk, investing in stocks can result in great gains if done appropriately.
Finance Attitude - How Trade a Small Trading Account in the Forex Market
There are many traders in the forex world who often blames the forex market and their account deposit for their failure. But in reality, your trading account deposit or the forex market has nothing to do with you a failure. You are not making a profit in the forex market only because you are not maintaining a strict trading discipline in the forex market. In order to trade the market successfully, you need to have very precise knowledge of the forex market. In this article, we will discuss how we can trade small trading account and become profitable in the in the forex industry.  
Finance Attitude - 3 Ways Stock Investors Make Money
3 Ways Stock Investors Make Money
/Lydia Wanjiru/ -- One sure way to build wealth is through stock investments. A stock is a share or a portion of a corporation’s ownership. Choosing the right stocks to invest in is a key factor to ensure that you get a solid return on your investments. Investing in shares requires a basic understanding of how stock investments work so that you can make an informed decision when you invest. You need to know how the stock investment will help you make money. Here are 3 different ways you can benefit or make money from stock investments: 1.    Capital Gains One way to earn from stock investments is through capital gains. When you buy a stock, you ideally invest in the company’s businesses. When the company grows and makes profits from its business, its value and the share price increase. The share price can also rise or fall over time depending on the particular stock forces of supply and demand and due to other prevailing factors in the economy. You can buy shares when the price is low and hold to sell later when the price goes up. The difference between the stock face value, which is the price you had bought it for, and the current share price is your profit. 2.    Dividends A dividend is an optional payment that some companies pay to their stockholders as a way to attract and retain investors. It acts as a distribution of a portion or a percentage of the corporate earnings from their investments to their stockholders. The dividend payout is usually decided by the Board of directors and paid out depending on the particular class of the shareholders. It can be issued to the investors as cash, a share of stocks or property. In most cases, dividends are paid out by companies that are large and well established and have a stable source of income. Examples of such companies in America include Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, among others. Dividends payment is constant and acts as a regular source of income for investors even in the event that the stock price decreases. 3.    Tax Benefit Another way to benefit from a stock investment is from the tax incentives. There are many tax breaks for investors that are offered by the US tax code. When you sell an asset that you own like your house, land, bonds, stocks, mutual funds units, debentures and more, the money you make is a capital gain. A long-term capital gain is subject to a federal tax which is a 15% tax rate for those in 25-35% tax brackets and 20% for those in the top tax bracket of 39.6%. Whereas the ordinary dividends are taxable as ordinary income, the qualified dividends such as those paid on corporate stocks earnings are subject to federal taxation of up to 20%, 15%or 0% depending on your tax bracket; which is lower than the tax on ordinary income. You can also benefit from rollover capital gains when you are an angel investor which you gain if you sell a small company stock to invest in yet another small business stock. The tax that is charged on your earnings from your stock investments can be reduced by investing through a retirement account. There are different retirement accounts that you can opt for to get the tax break. Your taxable income decrease when you invest through a retirement account. Investing in stocks has various downsides but it can be quite lucrative if you take calculated risks. Remember, the higher the risk the higher the returns and vice versa.
Wanxiang Blockchain Releases Blockchain and Distributed Business White Paper (PRNewsfoto/Wanxiang Blockchain)
SHANGHAI, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology has been continuously pushing the evolution of business forms since the primitive age and it still does in the Internet era, which is, in essence, technology reshapes business logic. With the development of blockchain technology, its distributed, open-source characteristics and economic mechanism design will produce a brand-new form of business: Distributed Business.
NEW YORK and LONDON, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven firms announced today the successful completion of a pilot to manage equity swap transactions and related post-trade lifecycle events. The implementation employs blockchain smart contracts and uses an optimized data structure in a distributed, peer-to-peer network to ensure perpetual reconciliation.
BDA partners with government to attract cryptocurrency
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) will take a lead role in an initiative launched by the Bermuda government today to accelerate the establishment and growth of digital currency business on the island.A photo accompanying this announcement is available at a press conference held by Premier the Hon David Burt and National Security Minister the Hon Wayne Caines, the government announced the formation of a task force comprising two teams to advance Bermuda’s regulatory environment as a destination for utility tokens, tokenised securities, cryptocurrencies, and coin offerings.BDA Consultant for Emerging Technologies John Narraway was named as chair of the Blockchain Business Development Working Group, while BDA Board member Lydia Dickens will chair the Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Working Group, of which the BDA’s Head of Business Development Sean Moran will also be a member. Minister for National Security Minister Wayne Caines will lead the effort.“We are pleased to partner with the government and drive business development efforts of this strategy,” said BDA CEO Ross Webber. “It’s all part of our agency’s push for economic diversification, to bring new business to the island, help boost GDP and create jobs, and ensure existing industry service providers are able to benefit, grow and expand. It’s about innovating based on the strengths of the Bermuda market.”Today’s announcement follows recent visits by the BDA to Silicon Valley to encourage start-up incubators to the island and the incorporation of two digital currency entities—e-sports company Unikrn Bermuda—and iCash, an online entertainment enterprise—in the past few months. As well, Bermuda saw the successful residency of Hub Culture’s digital currency-powered innovation campus at the Ariel Sands property this summer. Another company, Vaphr, founded by Aron Dutta, the former global head of blockchain at IBM and managing director at Cisco Systems, is also in the process of incorporating its global platform on the island.“There are significant opportunities in the sphere of cryptocurrency, but that window is getting smaller and moving faster than ever before,” said Narraway, who has been examining emerging technologies for the BDA, including crypto assets, artificial intelligence, and biotech. “We are looking at all these areas and zeroing in on the key ones to move on.”Premier Burt said a regulatory framework for distributed ledger technologies (DLT) would become operational in early 2018. The framework would regulate the activities of firms operating in or from Bermuda that use DLT to store or transmit value belonging to others, such as virtual currency exchanges, coins and securitized tokens.Coins or cryptocurrencies are digital currencies like bitcoin in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds. They operate independently of a central bank. Tokenised securities represent shares of a business, while utility tokens are services or units of such that can be purchased, providing a way to fund projects of shared infrastructure.“Bermuda is committed to building upon its position as an innovative international business centre,” said Premier Burt, “and is considering a complementary regulatory framework covering the promotion and sale of utility tokens, aligned with the DLT framework.”The government said Bermuda-based token issuers would need to join and comply with the code of conduct of the new Bermuda Crypto Association, including measures to ensure enhanced business transparency, KYC and AML.The BDA has established a webpage providing information for those interested in establishing a cryptocurrency business in Bermuda: CONTACT:Rosemary JonesHead of Communications & Marketingrosemary@bda.bm441 278-6558441 337-4696CONNECTING BUSINESSThe BDA encourages direct investment and helps companies start up, re-locate or expand their operations in our premier jurisdiction. An independent, public-private partnership, we connect you to industry professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda government to assist domicile decisions. Our goal? To make doing business in Bermuda smooth and beneficial.