The Acquisition Fulfills Aoyuan Healthy's Deployment
of Resources for Developing its Medical Beauty Business and Furthers the Development
of its General Health and Wellness Business
The Move also Enhances Synergy Between its Businesses
of Property Management, Commercial Property Operation and General Health and Wellness
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 September 2020 - Aoyuan Healthy Life Group Company Limited ("Aoyuan Healthy" or the "Group"; SEHK stock code: 3662), a reputable provider
of property management service and commercial property operation service in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), is
pleased to announce that the Group's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary,
Guangdong Xinyuerong Industrial Investment Company Limited, has agreed to
acquire a 55% equity interest in Zhejiang Liantianmei Corporate Management
Company Limited ("Liantianmei") for a consideration of RMB 691.0 million. Aoyuan
Healthy has been holding a 5% equity interest indirectly in Liantianmei. After
the acquisition is completed, the Group's holding in Liantianmei will increase
to 60%. The Group plans to position Liantianmei as a leading medical aesthetic company.
The move serves to fulfill Aoyuan Healthy's deployment of resources for the
development of its medical beauty business, which will enable the Group to provide
healthy lifestyle services for the homeowners at the estates managed by the
Group and consumers alike. The acquisition will also allow the Group to give its businesses of property
management and commercial property operation full play and enhance the synergy
between Aoyuan Healthy's three core businesses.
Liantianmei is a leading medical aesthetic service
group in Zhejiang province with a history of 37 years. As one of the pioneers in
China's medical aesthetic industry, Liantianmei has
been providing comprehensive medical aesthetic services, including aesthetic surgery
services, minimally-invisive aesthetic services and aesthetic dermatology servic ......read more
Fully Supports Macau’s Cultural Industry and the Recovery of Macau MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 September 2020 - To revitalize the development of
Macau's cultural industry, Suncity Group fully supports the local arts event, rooting
for Macau citizens and local artists through series of astonishing and
diversified music entertaining events. 'Suncity Group Rooting for Macau - SIM!
Music Festival 2020' is the first musical performance of series events title
sponsored by Suncity Group, ended perfectly at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Macau
on September 19.
Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, Mr. Kevin Ho, Macau Deputy to the National People's Congress of PRC, Mr. Alvin Chau, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Suncity Group and President of Macau Artistes Association, Dr. Wilfred Wong, President and Executive Director of Sands China Ltd. attended the event
'Best Performance Award' was awarded to Classic heritage- The Final Trigger by Mr. Alvin Chau
Local singers, artists, dancers and more than 200 people from the industry were assembled to organise this music festival
With the purpose
of 'reigniting the local performing arts power', a group of outstanding local
singers, artists, dancers and more than 200 people from the industry were
assembled to organise this music festival. A total of 12 units did their utmost
to compete in the same stage with singing and dancing. There was no cessation
to the excitement and the symphony of applause and cheers in the whole night.
The organisers have
specially invited Mr. Kevin Ho, Macau Deputy to the National People's Congress of
PRC, Dr. Wilfred Wong, President and Executive Director of Sands China Ltd.,
Mr. Alvin Chau, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Suncity Group and
President of Macau Artistes Association to serve as adjudicators and
presenters, witnessing and supporting this diversified music festival that
belongs to Macau with the other officiating guests ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 18 September 2020 - The board of directors (the "Board") of Uni-Bio Science Group Limited (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is pleased to announce updates on the developmental potential of the Group's innovative biologic self-developed drug Recombinant Exendin-4 Injection ("Uni-GLP").
Uni-GLP, a class of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists ("GLP-1 RAs"), can reduce high blood glucose by increasing insulin and decreasing glucagon secretion, is effective in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus ("T2DM"). GLP-1 RAs are particularly advantageous because of their incretin effect which can lower risk of hypoglycemia. In addition, GLP-1 RAs is one of the only classes of diabetic drugs shown to cause significant weight loss. The application for clinical trial of Uni-GLP submitted by the Company has been accepted by National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") on 14 July 2020. Currently, the Group's professional and technical personnel are making great efforts to prepare for clinical trial-related works.
New Progress and Opportunities of GLP-1 RAs
Based on new data presented in the scientific community, GLP-1 RAs can treat a wide range of high value indications such as obesity, cardiovascular disease ("CVD"), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease ("NAFLD") and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"), Alzheimer's disease ("AD"), as well as new coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19"; caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, "SARS-CoV-2"), where there are significant unmet medical needs.
As obesity is a common comorbidity of T2DM, this class is effective in T2DM patients who are overweight, accounting for at least 30% of all diabetes patients in the PRC according to IMS primary research. In addition, GLP-1 RAs has further been shown to have beneficial impact on cardiovascular function independent of its role in peripheral glycemic control, through increasing myocardial gluco ......read more
As part of the expanded global Pathways to
Progress initiative, Citi and the Citi Foundation to collectively invest US$35
million in philanthropic contributions and grants to improve the employability
of youth from low-income and underserved communities in Asia by 2023
Citi Asia Pacific to offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000
job-skills training opportunities for youth over the next three years
Young people to continue to be positioned front and center in tackling
most pressing challenges in Asia and accelerating progress towards the United Nations'
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) - Citi Asia Pacific and the Citi
Foundation today announced a collective commitment of US$35 million in philanthropic investments
to advance economic opportunities and employability for youth from low-income
and underserved communities in the region by 2023. In addition, the bank will offer 6,000 jobs
and 60,000 job skills training opportunities for young people at Citi Asia over
the next three years.
commitments are part of Citi's expanded global Pathways to Progress initiative. This initiative is designed to equip young people with the
skills and confidence to improve their employment and entrepreneurship
opportunities and make a positive impact in their lives and their communities
commitment is in response to the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in the
region. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), Asia Pacific
is home to more than half of the world's youth population, with 700 million
youth aged 15 to 24 years. While they represent 20 per cent of the total
working-age population, this youth segment accounts for almost half of the Asia
Pacific's jobless. The pandemic and resulting economic crisis has further
challenged this issue. Projections through the end of 2020 in 13 countries show
sizable jumps, with ......read more
NAIROBI, KENYA - Media
OutReach - 18
September 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics
market, has launched the ZERO 8 in the Kenyan market. ZERO 8 is the company's
flagship series for 2020/21. Though targeting the high-end market, Zero 8 will
retail at a relatively affordable price of Kshs 28,999.
launch has been conducted in partnership with Sally Karago, a renowned international fashion
designer. This partnership with a high-end designer is geared towards raising
the Infinix's brand position and perception in the market as a high end phone.
This is also part of a broader push to combine tech with fashion to create
products that are a fusion of design and innovation.
"Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and
able to compete and be the face of this new direction as a fashion-conscious
brand. This direction is very much in tandem with our target customers, whose
lifestyle can be described as image and fashion-conscious and trendy, with a
taste for high end gadgets", said Mike Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager.
Using her international acclaim and experience,
Sally has designed garments for the three celebrities who graced the launch,
namely the gorgeous songstress Tanasha Donna, celebrated chef Ali Mandhry and
Catherine Kamau, an award-winning actress. Inspired by the Turkana culture,
Sally's fashion collection has been made using local African fabrics and beads
for accessories (all drawn from the Turkana culture). The design features
diamond-shaped elements which are the main design concept for the Zero 8 smartphone.
(From left, singer Tanasha Donna, Chef Ali Mandhry and actress Catherine Kamau)
The accessories, including beads, also drawn from
Sally's Turkana collection experience, feature the main colours of the Infinix
brand, which are green, black, and white.
Explore more about the story https://youtu.be/ByjWM1xkf70
Tanasha Donna wearing the Sally Karago designed
garment for Infinix Zero 8 Launch
Sally a ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry
Logistics'; Stock Code 0636.HK) is delighted to be crowned the winner of the
CILT Award (the 'Award') 2020 - Enterprise Award for its outstanding service.
biennially by the
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong ('CILTHK') to
recognise professional excellence and promote the best practice of transport
and logistics, the Award is categorised into two streams -- the Enterprise Award and the
SME Award. A five-member judging panel, consisting of industry practitioners,
academics and professionals, presided over the assessment to laud service
excellence. The awardees were selected based on seven
criteria, namely, customer satisfaction, achieving United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals, infrastructure, innovation, operational effectiveness,
quality management and risk management & control.
William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said,
"We are very excited to win this award. CILTHK is a renowned organisation that
has been making great contribution to the development of professionals for the
logistics and transport industry in Hong Kong. While we celebrate this honour,
we also feel a sense of responsibility and pride in our job as a logistics
service provider, at a time when the global supply chain is facing
unprecedented chaos. Logistics demands are coming from all
quarters, and the role that the logistics industry plays in supporting everyday
lives is more important than ever. It is a role that Kerry Logistics is equipped
and ready to play well."
About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)Kerry
Logistics Network is an Asia-based, global 3PL with a highly diversified
business portfolio and the strongest coverage in Asia. It offers a broad range
of supply chain solutions from integrated logistics, international freight
forwarding (air, ocean, road, rail and multimodal), industrial project
log ......read more
announced that it will invest US$18 billion in 2020 to support small and medium
businesses and that it will spend an additional US$100 million to promote small
businesses during Prime Day and through the holiday season
Amazon is one of the qualified e-commerce solution providers under the Digital
Resilience Bonus administered by IMDA, and eligible local retailers who
register to sell on Amazon.sg can receive a bonus of up to S$2,500
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18
September 2020 - (NASDAQ:AMZN) -- In 2020, Amazon has provided
support to thousands of local retailers and helped many of them to build
thriving businesses by selling on Amazon.sg,
and is keen to do more. Now, local retailers selling on Amazon.sg who meet the eligibility
criteria can also receive the Digital
Resilience Bonus (DRB) administered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority
(IMDA). In addition, as part of Amazon's continued global commitment to support
small and medium businesses (SMBs) during COVID-19, Amazon announced that it
will invest US$18 billion to help SMBs worldwide sell to customers, including
investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. These
initiatives add on to the support measures for local retailers that Amazon has
leaned in to provide, including an ongoing
collaboration with Enterprise Singapore
on the eCommerce Booster Package which offers eligible local retailers a
one-time grant of up to S$9,000 when they register to sell with Amazon.sg.
"As local retailers
continue to adapt to the new normal, digitalisation is key to enabling them to
build resilience and tap into new revenue streams domestically and
internationally. Small and medium businesses
are a part of Amazon's DNA and we remain committed to their success. The new initiatives will provide the necessary push in encouraging
local retailers to step up digitalisation efforts and we're happy to work with IMDA on the Digital Resilience Bonus to offer additional su ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Refinitiv, one of the world's largest
providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, today announced that China
CITIC Bank International has adopted Refinitiv Electronic Trading platform to
enhance its Foreign Exchange (FX) trading and distribution workflow.
today's evolving FX markets, banks need flexible trading platforms and tools
that provide control over electronic pricing, distribution, and hedging to meet
the growing demands of their client base and improve internal efficiency and
mitigate operation risks.
Refinitiv Electronic Trading, over 300 banks across 80 countries globally are
already benefiting from a turnkey, next-generation e-commerce FX trading
solution. Refinitiv Electronic Trading offers a powerful suite of e-commerce products
to shape, configure and automate FX prices to customers through a number of
distribution channels and FX venues while streamlining risk management. The
platform's auto-execution and smart order routing methods enable enhanced price
discovery and execution with minimal market impact, which have also been
critical in helping clients safely cope with much larger volumes from their
remote or virtual work environments.
Lijun Bai, Executive Director ACEO, Head of Wholesale
Banking Group and Treasury & Markets Group at CITIC International, said, "In today's FX
market, we see a strong demand for electronic pricing, execution efficiency and
stability as the partner of our clients. Through the Refinitiv Electronic
Trading platform, we will be offering competitive prices in CNH and other major
FX currency pairs electronically, which we believe will improve the operational
and risk controlling efficiency for both our bank and our customers."
David Day, Head of North Asia at Refinitiv, said, "As a leading trading
venue and data company for financial markets, we are proud to strengthen our
partnership with China CITIC Bank International, one of ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - At the onset of the recession, Singapore-based online florist
Floristique continues uplifting morale and raising health awareness with a new
product line - welfare hampers.
This move was a colossal one for the online
florist who had specialized in floriculture ever since its inception in October
Floristique's co-founder, Wendy Han's
lightbulb moment came when news of mass layoffs, vast business closures, and
economic contractions dominated the headlines.
To spread good cheer and wellness during this
period of uncertainty, Floristique ventured into uncharted waters of their own
by exploring a new business line beyond floriculture that focuses on immunity
and good nutrition.
Spreading Love in a World in Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic caused humungous upheavals
in numerous aspects of life.
Many organizations have been hit hard, while
tons of other firms have had to shut their doors for good.
During this challenging time, businesses and
individuals alike must do their part to keep community morale up.
As an organization themselves, Floristique was
determined to spread positivity amidst these uncertain times.
For Floristique, lending a hand to those in
distress and doing their part to boost morale went beyond sending thoughtful
gifts. The online florist also sought to encourage better health and wellness
with their gift baskets.
Nourishing Eats and Thoughtful Gestures
Aside from keeping community morale up,
businesses must build healthier business relationships and stand by each other.
The act of gift-giving does just the trick.
Following more announcements about major
layoffs in several international corporations worldwide, Floristique unveiled a
new hampers series, including fresh fruits, health tonics, light snacks, and
To top it off, the online florist made
delivery free of charge for all gift hampers.
Standing Firm in t ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17
September 2020 - Global digital currency trading platform, DiBi Global exchange, today announced that
DBLend (Version 1.0 ) development phase officially launched.
DBLend is a digital currency lending platform which centred
around the usage of DeFi (Decentralized Financial) smart contract base on
blockchain technology as a trusted intermediary in facilitating the growth of
global lending marketplace.
Maggie, the Co-Founder of DBLend's Chinese Community, said: "As
blockchain technology and DeFi (Decentralized Financial) applications become
more and more mature, It is likely that DeFi will change the entire financial
system in the near future. As early as 2019, DiBi Global has been laying out
its own DeFi ecosystem. As the first and most important DeFi application of
DiBi Global, DBLend project has been widely concerned as soon as it was
lauched, that's because of DBLend's decentralized mining mechanism and users'
multiple ways of making profits here, and all of these features are based on
smart contracts on the blockchain. In the long run, code is more reliable than
humanity. Through the smart contract in blockchain technology, trust and
consensus can be well established. In addition, smart contract technology
automates the movement of funds and tokens, amplifying the provision of
liquidity to digital currency market participants. "
According to the whitepaper, Lenders and borrowers in DBLend
platform are matched automatically through the smart contract (Ethereum-based
protocol), eradicating the need for third parties. It's loaning feature plays
it safe for borrowers by allowing only up to 70% of the collateral's worth,
rather than the full 100%----minimizing risks. In additon, users have multiple
investment options with high-profit on the DBLend platform, such as DBL (DBLend
token) mining, providing DBL liquidity for the interest pool, mainstream token
lending, mainstream token lending, etc.
"I think DeFi will change from servi ......read more
- Media OutReach - 17
September 2020 - The
newly designed and patented White Series Collection by Singaporean diamond
designer, Paul Hung, revolutionises light performance in fancy shaped diamonds.
Managing Director of JANNPAUL Singapore, Paul is one of the first diamond
designers to have shaken up the industry with the newest 10 Hearts & Arrows cuts
featured in the traditional fancy shaped diamonds.
shaped diamonds are still cut the same way they were in the 1960s. Back then,
they were cut for different unique shapes, rather than light performance.
However, this changed with the high-performing White Series diamonds, cut to
exacting standards for maximum brilliance. With far more superior technology
and tools, the White Series collection features fancy shaped diamonds - think
cushion, pear, oval,
and even a decagon - that redefine diamond cutting. In contrast to a 57-faceted
round diamond, the Decagon 10 HA - part of the White Series - boasts 111
facets, engineered for high scintillation and brilliance. Sold exclusively by
JANNPAUL, these fancy-shaped diamonds are a gamechanger in the global market.
With a wide range of cuts and
variables considered in the performance of a super ideal cut, the quality of these fancy shaped diamonds
lie in brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. The White Series diamonds are
cut to illuminate from every major and minor facet from the center, synergising
from crown to pavilion to deliver edge to edge brilliance. Under the ASET
scope, the refractive light of play produces a mosaic of light in motion. The
mark of a brilliant diamond is produced upon analysis at 90 degree angles, but
with the White Series, the diamonds are engineered to perform at natural,
titled angles under the perspective of a naked eye.
The soft launch of
the JANNPAUL White Series include fancy shaped diamonds such as the cushion,
pear, oval and decagon diamond cuts produced at competitive prices. Against other
prem ......read more
Temenos partners with Alibaba Cloud
to offer financial institutions scalability, performance, resilience and
Temenos cements its leadership in the cloud delivering its
software across all major public cloud providers
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and HANGZHOU, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking
software company, and Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence
backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced that Temenos Transact, its next
generation core banking product is now certified on Alibaba Cloud. Financial
institutions will be able to run Temenos' mission-critical core banking
applications on Alibaba Cloud and benefit from elastic scalability, cost and
operational efficiencies. Banks can now easily adopt Temenos' world-leading
banking software on the powerful Alibaba Cloud infrastructure.
More than 3,000 financial services institutions around the world
leverage Temenos' modern, cloud-native and API-first technology. Banks can now
run Temenos' core banking software in Alibaba Cloud and take advantage of the
speed to market and agility of the cloud, enabling them to quickly reinvent
their business models and their organization as a whole.
The growing demand for cloud-based and SaaS models is being accelerated
by the coronavirus pandemic as banks require more resilient and agile
technology propositions. Cloud has become the established method of software
deployment for smaller banks and neobanks that need to launch quickly with
minimal IT infrastructure cost. However, incumbent banks increasingly require
cloud-native software to future-proof their business, gain greater speed to
market as well as reduce IT complexity and costs.
Temenos' core banking software will now be available on Alibaba Cloud,
and the two companies will jointly help banks go to market faster, open up new
business models, and achieve industry leading cost/income ratios. The two
companies are already engaged in proof of concepts wit ......read more
Winner in "Overall", "Agency-Letting/Sales", "Property
Valuation" for second consecutive year
Winner of "Research" under "Advisors and Consultants" Category
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Leading global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, was named
the top commercial real estate advisor and consultant in Hong Kong, winning top
spot across all four categories of "Overall", "Agency Letting/Sales", "Property
Valuation" and "Research", according to the Euromoney's 16th Annual
Real Estate Survey of industry professionals for 2020.
& Wakefield added to its second consecutive wins in the categories of
"Overall", "Agency Letting/Sales", and "Valuation" with a win in the category
of "Research" as well.
Siu, Managing Director, Hong Kong of Cushman & Wakefield, said,
are honored to be recognized by Euromoney with a clean sweep of all awards in
the "Advisors and Consultants" category. This is the best testament to our unparalleled
leadership in the real estate industry in Hong Kong. This also signifies our unfaltering
focus and commitment in offering strategic advice and differentiated solutions to
our clients in support of their business growth."
& Wakefield was also named the No. 1 advisor and consultant for "Property
Valuation" and "Research" for the third consecutive year, and No. 1 in "Agency
Letting/Sales" for second consecutive year. The firm also claimed the No. 1
spot for "Investment Managers".
Greater China, Cushman & Wakefield was named as the
top commercial real estate "Advisor and Consultant" in China for three years.
The No. 1 rankings we have received across four categories -- including the
Overall category -- reflects our performance excellence, as well as our market
leading position as the premium real estate services provider with the most
comprehensive range of services across Greater China.
About Euromoney’s 2020 Real Estate SurveyEuro ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 17 September 2020 - First Page's recent expansion into Amazon marketing offers Amazon
retailers the opportunity to grow their businesses in new markets. The agency
is one of the only in South East Asia that offer Amazon marketing and Ads
services. First Page supports Amazon businesses by using SEO to optimize a
business's products for Amazon's unique algorithm to boost sales, and adapt
Amazon Pay Per Click Advertising to reach more potential customers.
has faced slow growth in the Asia-Pacific market, and that presents an
opportunity for immense growth. Since the Asia-Pacific market is unique from
much of North America and Europe, where Amazon is well-established, generic
eCommerce strategies may not offer the same success. A purpose-built strategy
optimized for Amazon's unique algorithm and a frequently refined Pay Per Click
advertising strategy will help Amazon retailers' products be recommended to
more potential customers, leading to a direct increase in sales.
Redhead, General Manager of First Page, recognizes the substantial opportunity
for online businesses in the Asia-Pacific to grow with Amazon, "First Page is
one of the only agencies in South East Asia that offers Amazon SEO and advertising services," says
Redhead. "Being based in Hong Kong gives us the local perspective we need to
support our clients with their goals of growing locally, and across the world
in Amazon-dominated markets."
About First PageFirst Page has been rated as the
fastest-growing agency in Hong Kong. As certified Google, HubSpot and Facebook
partners, they set themselves apart from the competition by delivering
guaranteed quality website traffic and what they call recession-proof digital
marketing. First Page's core values revolve around the 3C's: Customers,
Company, and Competence. They believe that customers deserve a company that not
only delivers positive results, but also serves them with integrity, empathy,
and flexibili ......read more
Leading global logistics giant recognized for exceptional use of cloud technology, including its newly-launched Singapore Warehouse Red Lion SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 17
September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by
at its Inforum 2020 digital customer summit that German
logistics giant DB Schenker has taken home the "Best in Services" title, for
accelerating cloud transformation across its global warehousing, logistics and
supply chain systems in Asia Pacific.
Thomas Peter, Chief Information Officer/ Chief Digital Officer, DB Schenker Asia Pacific.
Infor's annual awards
recognize customers that drive innovation and showcase
exceptional business results. A panel of Infor solution and industry
experts evaluated each applicant on scope and depth of performance improvement, quantifiable
business benefits, customer focus and satisfaction, and technology use and
DB Schenker supports
industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport,
worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain
management. With Infor's Warehouse Management Software (WMS), the company
is creating a modern, next-generation warehouse management
system and fully-digital supply chain network. This has already enabled DB Schenker
to increase warehouse productivity, enhance end-to-end insight across its
supply chain, and deliver on shorter customer lead times.
Future-forward Warehouse Innovation
leveraged Infor's WMS with the aim to reduce manual processes and increase
warehouse agility and productivity. The next-generation smart system, which is already
deployed to provide cutting-edge warehousing services to several hundred DB Schenker
customers in Asia and ANZ, also powers Schenker's new state-of-the-art Red
Lion warehouse in Singapore, that seamlessly synchronizes and bridges the
facility's automations and operational workflows. This has already prove ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17
September 2020 - The
Chubb Charitable Foundation announced today that it has completed two grants to All
Hands and Hearts, an organization which
addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural
disasters around the world.
The Foundation's grant will be channelled towards two initiatives in the
Asia Pacific, namely the Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut Relief and Australia
Bushfire Relief. In the Philippines, the Foundation's grant of US$10,000 focuses
on two primary schools which accommodate more than 500 students aged 6-12 years
old. The schools are located in the Philippines' northern Cagayan province,
which sustained destructive impacts of Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018. For Australia, the Foundation's US$10,000 grant will
be used for environmental protection and livelihood support in communities
recovering from the combined impacts of the 2019 bushfires and COVID-19.
"We are impressed by All Hands and Hearts' action-oriented philosophy to
natural disasters, which comprises response, recovery, resilience and renewal.
Through their active engagement with the community and volunteers, they get
straight to what the community needs most post-disaster while laying the
foundation for it to emerge stronger in the future. All Hands and Hearts'
efforts in the Philippines and Australia align well with the Chubb Charitable Foundation's
focus on education as well as the environment and will go a long way towards making
a real difference in the respective communities." said Paul McNamee, Regional
President for Chubb in Asia Pacific.
"All Hands and Hearts seeks to address the greatest
needs in communities devastated by natural disasters. With the generous support
of the Chubb Charitable Foundation, children in the Philippines have the chance
to receive a safe education in schools resilient to future disasters, as well
as access to clean drinking water, sufficient toilets and handwashing stations,
and outdoor play area ......read more
Refinitiv's Diversity & Inclusion Index measures relative performance
against multiple factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces.
21 companies across eight countries in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are included in
the 2020 D&I Index Top 100 List.
Australia continues to lead the region with nine firms ranked among the top
100, followed by Japan and Malaysia with three companies each.
These companies come from a wide range of industries, including Computers,
Phones & Household Electronics, Food & Drug Retailing,
Telecommunications and Natural Gas Utilities, among others.
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Refinitiv today announced the 2020 Top
100 most diverse and inclusive organizations globally as ranked by the
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index. The index ratings are
informed by Refinitiv's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data,
designed to transparently and objectively measure the relative performance of close
to 10,000 companies representing 80%+ of global market cap across 450+ ESG data points, and provide clients with
critical and differentiated insight.
Industries leading this
year's D&I Index Top 100 are banking,
investment services & insurance firms with a total of 18, followed by pharmaceuticals
with 9 and telecommunications services, specialty retailers and personal &
household products & services with 7 respectively. United States leads the Top 100 list with 20
firms followed by the United Kingdom with 13, Australia with 9 and Canada and
France with 7.
Key findings of the Refinitiv Diversity and Inclusion report for 2020 include:
Globally the cultural diversity of board members has increased from five
years ago but has stalled at around 30%.
EMEA leads the way with the most culturally and gender diverse boards.
The average board in APAC is made up of 12% female members, which
represents a 53% increase over the last 5 years, but it is still behind ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 September
2020 - We live in
the age of the social influencer. Nowadays, with
the development of the internet and the growth of social media, it is
increasingly easy for consumers to post a comment or a picture of a product and
to notice whether somebody else uses or praises a product or a brand, making word
of mouth and opinion leader recommendations more important than ever.
Online, a recommendation may come in
a form of a selfie on Instagram, a short Tweet, a "like" on Facebook,
or the fact that an opinion leader uses certain products. An entire cottage
industry has seemingly risen overnight where internet celebrities -- people who
acquired or developed their fame online -- make their entire livings from
corporate endorsement, using their relative notability to peddle products or
experiences to their followers.
However, using social influencers to
market a company's products or services can be tricky. Consumers nowadays are
savvy enough when they encounter a product endorsement to consider not only
that it is likely sponsored, but also whether the recommendation is purely
based on high product quality. It is highly likely they would also think about
whether it was because the social influencer selected a specific product (from
a variety of offerings) that suited their particular taste, says Chenxi
Liao, Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(CUHK) Business School's Department of Marketing.
Under such a scenario, is there an
ideal number of varieties of a product a company could offer to maximise
profits? This is what drove a group of researchers to look at the impact of
product variety when consumers rely on the product evaluations of opinion
leaders or experts to make purchase decisions. Entitled Opinion
Leaders and Product Variety, the study was
conducted by Prof. Liao in collaboration with Prof. Dmitri Kuksov of the
University of Texas at Dallas.
"Absent costs of variety, to
increase pr ......read more
HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Last weekend, in the framework of the
online event "Artificial Intelligence Day 2020 - Far-reaching to Take on
the Challenge", VinAI Research Institute (a member of Vingroup) announced
two AI technologies including VCam Kristal (AI photography technology for
cameras under display) and VSound Alto (noise filtering technology). Pioneering
AI technologies enable the realisation of ultimate infinity display experience,
and make VinSmart one of the first companies in the world to own a smartphone
with a camera under display.
VCam Kristal is a pioneering AI
photography technology successfully developed by VinAI Research, allowing
high-quality photography with cameras under display (CUD). By incorporating AI
algorithms and models in computer vision, computational photography, and
special neural network architecture, VCam Kristal overcomes optical barriers of
cameras under display. The technology eliminates image blur, lack of colour,
chroma noise and flare, colour fidelity, etc., to create sharp selfies with 4K
VCam Kristal is the result of
cooperation between VinAI and VinSmart Research and Manufacturer Joint Stock
Company. This consequently makes VinSmart one of the first companies in the
world to own a smartphone using a camera under display. VCam Kristal marks an
important breakthrough in AI camera technology on cell phones, opening up
opportunities to commercialise high-quality cell phones with cameras under display
while realising an infinity display experience.
VSound Alto is a noise filtering
technology based on deep learning in speech and sound processing. Working
similarly to human ears, VSound Alto can accurately capture and maintain voice
quality while eliminating noise with outstanding efficiency. Compared to
traditional noise filtering methods, this technology can filter out both common
noise sounds and sudden noise sounds (such as sirens, the sounds while children
are playing or fro ......read more
Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - The 13th Social Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held
from 19 to 21 November with the theme "new normal · collective power". The flagship
annual International Symposium to inspire and empower social innovation, will
welcome 70+ top international and local speakers over the 3 days filled with 20
sessions. This is a special time
when registration is free for the online exchange, opening up to a wider
audience's participation to co-create our new normal.
Flagship Social Innovation Event - Registration starts today.
The Launch ceremony of SES 2020 kicked off with an unusual
dialogue between Serial Social Entrepreneur Prof Erwin HUANG and the 12-year-old
founder of KidShare Miss Chloe WONG about how, with very different background,
experiences and life stages, they both took on roles to create movements of
collective power for social impact. Officiating
at the ceremony were Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Social Enterprise
Summit Organizing Committee and Mr Jack CHAN, Under Secretary for Home Affairs against
the backdrop of a transforming butterfly around this year's theme of "new
normal · collective power".
Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair, Organizing Committee of the
Social Enterprise Summit, remarked "When the world is going through a turbulent
time like 2020, collective power is called for, from all members of our society;
to gather forces from the civil society, businesses, policy makers and academia
through dialogues and actions to co-create a new normal ahead."
"new normal · collective power" towards New Phase of Innovation
SES 2020 is bringing together over 70 leaders and social
innovators from USA, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South
Korea, Thailand, Mainland China and Hong Kong over the 3-day event.
Mr Jeremy HEIMANS
(US), Co-Author of New Power and Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, and Mr Henr ......read more
Data protection for financial services and governments with data residency requirements HONG
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach -
16 September 2020 - Trend Micro
Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
in cloud security, today
announced that its hybrid cloud security offerings have received the AWS
Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready
Program. This designation recognizes that Trend Micro has demonstrated successful
integration with AWS Outposts deployments.
AWS Outposts is a fully managed
service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to
virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility. Teams
using Trend Micro for their hybrid cloud security benefit from a truly
consistent hybrid experience that combines the agility, breadth of services,
and pace of innovation of AWS with seamless security protection across an
Achieving the AWS Outposts Ready
designation differentiates Trend Micro as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member
with products fully tested on AWS Outposts.
"We know the importance of helping
customers and organizations more easily identify potential security risks in
order to take action," said Joshua Burgin, General Manager, AWS Outposts,
Amazon Web Services, Inc. "With Trend Micro's products available to customers
on AWS Outposts, we are able to provide a comprehensive view of (a customer's)
security posture on their infrastructure, on AWS Outposts, and in AWS Regions
both on premises and in the cloud for a truly consistent hybrid experience."
AWS Outposts allow organizations that
must keep their data on-premise to do so with the benefits of AWS
infrastructure and services. The availability of Trend Micro protection for AWS
Outposts allows verticals such as government and financial services to further
their digital transformation securely, while maintaining any data residency
According to a recent report from IDC,
"T ......read more
Asia’s Largest and Leading Microbiology Research Institute Confirms Copperline’s Unrivalled Efficacy and Protection HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Copperline
Mask is the first and only face mask with the proven ability to render the
COVID-19 virus inactivate and terminate the replication of its RNA, according
to the latest test results published early this month.
The tests were conducted by the BSL3 laboratory from July
7th to Aug 19th, 2020 at Jeonbuk National University,
South Korea, the largest microbiology research institute in Asia. This
accredited laboratory tested the neutralization capacity and reusability of
masks infused with copper against regular masks without copper when exposed to
the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV2).
In an immunofluorescence assay, the fluorescence
signal was almost undetected in cells treated with Copperline Mask's
22%-copper-infused material for 30 minutes, in contrast with an intense green
fluorescence signal in the group treated with 0% copper. This finding was
reinforced by a quantitative real-time PCR test, which observed a pronounced
decline in the relative expression of the SARS-CoV2.
In terms of reusability, the mask was found to retain
its virus-deactivation capacity even after 30 washes.
Dr. John Hwa LEE, DVM, PhD, a professor and Dean at
the Jeonbuk National University who led the studies, said, "The tests conclude
that copper can quickly and effectively render SARS-CoV2 inactivate, inhibit
the replication of its RNA and reduce the infectivity of the virus. This is due
to copper's oxidation behavior and DNA affinity. Copper can bind with and
disorder helical structures, and breach the integrity of the virus plasma
membrane, thus killing the virus. In short, copper is essential and powerful
tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19."
"Additionally, Copperline Mask's material which is 3D
textured with 22% copper further enhances virucidal activity against SARS-Cov2.
The ......read more
Infor's digital hotel management solutions have helped the hotel chain enhance their hospitality services benefitting both colleagues and guests BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced at Inforum that Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has won the 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award (APAC) for their implementation of Infor's digitalized cloud solution, namely Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS).
Eric Wong, Vice President, Hospitality, Infor Asia Pacific
MOHG is an operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world. Since 2018, the decision to leverage Infor HMS has helped them achieve a best in class global platform for colleagues and a base for digital integration into other key systems, optimizing the guest experience.
Born in the cloud, the multi-tenancy HMS property management software gives employees access to actionable information about guests and prospects, allowing them to quickly assess each booking and offer guests a rich experience.
A World of Accomplishments in Just Two Years
Technology plays a critical role in the hospitality management business and hoteliers require the latest digital tools to reduce administrative burdens and focus on delivering core business value and guest satisfaction.
Infor HMS has improved MOHG's ability to capture a detailed understanding of guests and appropriately use that information to enhance experiences and personalize offers, while increasing efficiency and streamlining colleague-guest interaction to establish solid long-term relationships. HMS empowered MOHG to effectively and efficiently support company growth, including the ability to enter into new geographies with the flexibility to support unique property operations, localized business requirements, data privacy laws and more, all while reduicng corporate effort.
Inf ......read more
Recognized for transformation of business operations using digital technologies MUMBAI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that the defence arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T Defence) -- India's premier Defence Equipment and Systems company, has been awarded the 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award in the Manufacturing Industry Category for the APAC region. The award recognizes L&T Defence for driving innovation through digital technologies and showcasing achievement of exceptional business results. A panel of Infor solution and industry experts selected L&T Defence for its technology implementation and innovation, performance improvement and quantifiable business benefits. Award winners and finalists from around the world were recognized at the first-ever digital Inforum, Sept 15-16.
L&T Defence' business vetical - dedicated to Precision Manufacturing and Systems Integration - embarked on next wave of digitalisation journey to enable a connected ecosystem for measurement of Overall Operational Efficiency (OOE). Infor LN, combined with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), helped L&T Defence digitally connect the facilities across the workshops with an aim to achieve operational efficiency, conformance to stringent quality standards, cost optimization and gain real-time insights for facilitating informed business decisions.
Commenting on this achievement, a spokesperson at L&T Defence said, "The advent of Industry 4.0 technologies provides the defence sector an opportunity to digitally transform business operations and strategically unlock new opportunities for gaining a competitive edge. Combining I4.0 technologies with Infor solutions is playing a key role in our digital evolution to deliver greater business value across engineering, planning, manufacturing and quality processes extending to the lifecycle of our product offerings."
" ......read more
Global tech firm and Malaysia's 6th largest banking group win with end-to-end enterprise Fraud and Cyber Risk Management Solutions SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - GBG (AIM:GBG), the
global technology specialist in fraud and compliance management, identity
verification and location data intelligence, and AmBank, the 6th
largest banking group in Malaysia, have today been announced as the winners of
the Cyber Risk Solution of the Year category at the Asia Risk Awards
2020, the longest-running and most prestigious awards for firms and
individuals involved in Asia's derivatives markets and risk management.
As consumer behaviour continues to shift away from
in-person banking and toward digital banking, the volume of cyber threats and
risks to individuals and businesses is heightened. GBG's risk management
solution is recognised for helping financial institutions prevent and centrally
manage their online fraud and cyber threat landscapes, while also adhering to
the latest regulatory compliance requirements. Particularly in Malaysia, where
the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) policy was passed by Malaysia's
central bank, Bank Negara, on 1 January, 2020, mandating new governing
standards and guidelines for technology risk management and cyber risk
management for financial institutions; GBG has helped banks effectively meet
these new requirements with end-to-end fraud and cyber risk management
June Lee, APAC Managing Director of GBG said: "We are humbled to receive this industry recognition from the
Asia Risk Awards 2020, reinforcing the value of our proactive and preventative fraud
and cyber risk solutions. Our research shows that more than half of financial
institutions in APAC see the prevention of new types of cyber attacks as the
second largest challenge in fraud prevention. As the threats of cybercrime
continue to be exacerbated by the pandemic, GBG strives to continuously
innovate and expand our fraud prevention capabilitie ......read more
The win recognises Bega’s exceptional use of cloud technology in APAC SYDNEY,
AUSTRALIA - Media
OutReach - 16
September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised
by industry, today announced Bega
Cheese Limited chief information officer Zack Chisholm as the recipient of its
first CIO of the Year award in Asia-Pacific as part of its 2020 Infor
Customer Excellence Awards. These annual awards recognise customers that drive innovation and showcase
exceptional business results.
Zack Chisholm, Chief Information Officer, Bega Cheese Limited
A panel of Infor solution
and industry experts evaluated each applicant on scope and depth of performance improvement, quantifiable
business benefits, customer focus and satisfaction, and technology use and
innovation. Award winners and finalists were recognised at the first-ever
digital Inforum APAC, Sept 16.
publicly listed Bega Cheese Limited is a leading dairy and food producer of
cheese, infant formula, nutritional powders, and home to one of the most iconic
brands in Australia - Vegemite.
Bega has a vision to become The Great
Australian Food Company and knows that technology plays a critical role in
keeping them agile as the business grows. Led by Zack Chisholm, the
company has been working to transform the technology landscape to support the
business growth and to lay the foundations to better compete on a global stage.
To do this, Bega knew it needed to be able to implement change quickly and stay
on the most current versions of their systems. For this reason, Bega has
implemented Infor's Testing as a Service (TaaS) cloud solution allowing it to
achieve the benefits from the latest technology while minimising risk. Bega
recognised that to release changes quickly it required a robust and effective
way to test across the system, especially integrations and extensions. After
implementing Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage, the company has been able to
further optimise a range of ......read more
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Given the span and complexity of Chinese
history, it is not surprising only a handful of people can have a comprehensive
knowledge of it. The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University
will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take
place from 2p.m. to 4p.m. (GMT+8), Taiwan time, on September 22, at the
University's Art & Culture Centre. Prof. Wang Gungwu, 2020 Tang Prize
winner in Sinology and world authority on the study of the Chinese overseas,
will speak on the topic, "The High Road to Pluralist Sinology."
featured in this forum are Prof. Huang Chin-shing, vice president and
academician of Academia Sinica, Prof. Chen Kuo-tung, research fellow of
Academia Sinica's Institute of History and Philology, and Prof. Yang Jui-sung,
professor and vice dean of National Chengchi University's College of Liberal
Tang Prize in Sinology recognizes the study of Sinology in its broadest sense,
which encompasses not only Chinese philology, linguistics, literature and art
but also Chinese thought and history. Erudite and perceptive, Prof. Wang spent
nearly four decades steeped in the research on the history of the Chinese
overseas, Sino-foreign relations, Southeast Asia, trade, as well as maritime
history. His works broke new ground in Chinese studies. Looking at China from
the periphery, he is able to provide unique insights about China's changing
place in the world and come up with innovative interpretations of Sinology's
important role in the modern society. It is for all these achievements that he
was awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology. In this forum, he will open a
discussion on the traditions of Sinology that also delves into the meaning
behind China studies in the new world order. He will begin by tracing its
evolution and contemporary developments before examining the newest trends and
exploring the continuity of such studies for the future. Prof. ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15
September 2020 - For this year's
Mid-Autumn Festival, Buono Thailand, presents their best-selling Durian Mooncake, "Buono
Snow Skin Mooncake" in brand-new elegant packaging inspired by the rabbit and
the moon in collaboration with Taiwanese illustrator Jun-Jun for guests to
celebrate the Moon Festival.
The Buono Snow Skin Mooncake is a
premium mooncake made with 100% luxury, Thai Monthong durian, also known as
"Golden Pillow". Unlike other mooncakes on the market, which mix a number of
ingredients to make the fillings, Buono Snow Skin Mooncakes are made from pure,
fresh durian wrapped in a soft, smooth snow skin and is the ultimate indulgence
for mooncake lovers.
Buono, established since 2001, is a manufacturer and
exporter of plant-based frozen desserts based in Thailand, which has been
selling their best-selling Durian Mooncake in Hong Kong for a number of years.
Products are created with customers in mind, crafted with the highest quality
ingredients, and only when it passes stringent quality control measures, are
they then made available for purchase. There is a strong emphasis on quality,
safety and traceability when it comes to Buono's products, and true to the
company's motto of enhancing happy and healthy living, the durian Snow Skin
Mooncake is dairy free, gluten free and vegan. They are free from artificial flavors
or preservatives, making it the ultimate guilt-free indulgence for mooncake
its elegant gift box and gift bag designed by Taiwanese illustrator Jun-Jun,
are 6 pieces of luxury mooncake, each individually wrapped with a cooling gel
inside, making it the ultimate gift for loved ones for this year's moon festival.
The Buono Snow Skin Mooncake will be available
for the retail price of HKD228 at Fusion, Su-Pa-De-Pa, Food Le Parc, Taste,
Great Food Hall, Gourmet and ParknShop, the latter both online and offline.
About BuonoEstablished in 2001, Buono
(Thailand) Public Company Limited is T ......read more
Featuring a world-class driving track tucked away in the mountains of Chiba HONG KONG, CHINA
- Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Cornes & Company
Ltd. started construction on THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB this past spring in
Minamiboso, which is in Chiba Prefecture. In creating the club, which is
scheduled to open late 2022, Cornes envisions a truly unique driving club, road
course, and destination that will offer experiences unattainable at other racing
circuits. Located 60 minutes from the Tokyo metro area, Tokyo International Airport, and Narita International Airport,
the exclusive driving club allows members to enjoy an unparalleled driving
experience and spectacular views of Mt. Fuji and Tokyo Bay. In addition to its distinctive
3.5-kilometer driving course, The Magarigawa Club features a stylish restaurant,
bar and lounge, fitness center, hot spring baths, spa facilities, a family
lounge for members with small children, and many other facilities and amenities.
Complete with an outdoor play area, dog run, and hiking trails, the club offers
recreational options for everyone--not just car enthusiasts. The first round of
applications for membership are sold out.
first private driving club "THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB" scheduled to open late 2022 in
Tokyo Area, Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture
There are more than a few racing circuits in
the world today, and some of them are legendary. There are corners that any
motorsports enthusiast is familiar with and tracks that are known for the
drivers who conquered their competition there. These spots and places gain iconic
status, becoming destinations for those passionate about motor racing. Aiming to
put THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB on the map, too, Cornes wants to turn it into an iconic
destination by creating an exceptional, world-class driving club. The idea behind
the project is to build a truly unique
driving club, road course, and destination that will offer experiences
unattainable at other racing circuits.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 September
2020 - COVID-19 is still on
everyone's lips, but the show must go on. With digital services becoming more
and more accessible, and affordable, even in developing countries, the sports
business has demonstrate it can still thrive despite the lack of personal engagement
with live attendance.
the above in mind, Singapore-based REBEL Fighting Championship
(REBEL FC) reaches a step closer to its planned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
reality show in China by welcoming yet another top executive to its already
formidable sponsorship team. Wicky Wang, previously of City Football Group
(CFG), joins REBEL FC as senior sponsorship manager to boost its prospects of
getting partners onboard for the reality show. CFG is best known for its
ownership of the successful English football team, Manchester City FC.
the global front, REBEL FC has signed a distribution deal with Popular UK-based
Video-on-Demand service, Channel Fight, a popular UK-based Video-on-Demand
service showcasing mostly combat sports shows, martial-arts oriented
instruction and fight action documentaries. Channel Fight has the potential to
reach of 300 million homes worldwide via its distribution partners and REBEL
FC's deal will enable the promotion to access this wide reach.
more detailed information on Wang and Channel Fight, please read the following
sections over the next few pages.
Senior Sponsorship Manager, Wicky Wang (left) and Channel
Fighting Championship adds more Firepower to its ranks
Wicky Wang joins his colleagues with
presitigious backgrounds at REBEL FC -- Vivian Xia, REBEL FC's sponsorship
director, formerly of The Nielsen Company and Ophelia Yao, REBEL FC's
sponsorship manager, formerly of IMG
from the UAE-owned and London-based City Football Group and assumes the role of
senior sponsorship manager at REBEL FC
Hot on the heels
after the recruitment of sponsorship director, Vivian Xia, previously of T ......read more
Allows customers to continue
developing lifesaving medicines amid Covid-19 pandemic
Customers can view the lab studies
"live" with Merck scientists
- Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Merck, a leading science and
today announced an expansion of its Singapore biosafety
testing laboratory services. These services allow customers to conduct viral
clearance studies that ensure the safety and quality of their biological drugs
during the clinical development process.
scientists conduct viral clearance studies in the BioReliance® Lab in Singapore
(Photograph by Merck KGaA)
"With Covid-19 travel restricted between many
APAC countries, this expansion allows our customers to continue developing lifesaving
medicines without having to travel to our BioReliance® laboratory in
Singapore," said Mr. Chris Ross, interim
sector head of the Life Science business of Merck.
Viral capacity at Merck's Singapore lab has
increased by 50 per cent to meet demand from biopharmaceutical and cell and
gene therapy developers and manufacturers in Asia Pacific. Merck's BioReliance®
technical team performs viral capacity studies that adhere to the customer's
protocol using technology and process enhancements that allow the customer to
have a similar experience remotely via secure, "live" feed video. Customers do
not need to travel away from their home labs and can watch experiments and
receive real-time updates as their process runs. The
complete viral clearance services offered by Merck scientists
include inactivation, filtration and chromatography, all conducted in a Good Laboratory Practice environment. All services
are supported by project managers fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and help ensure the safe release of leading medicines to patients around
"We are delighted that Merck has
decided to expand its BioReliance® lab in Singapore to include viral clearance
capabilities ......read more
Corporate data policies may need to be refreshed as workforce remains remote HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Trend Micro
Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
in cloud security, today released survey results that show smart home
devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate
cybersecurity chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur.
Trend Micro's Head in the Clouds study surveyed
more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries to find out more about the
habits of distributed workforces during the pandemic. It revealed that 39% of
workers use personal devices to access corporate data, often via services and
applications hosted in the cloud. These personal smartphones, tablets and
laptops may be less secure than corporate equivalents and exposed to vulnerable
IoT apps and gadgets on the home network. Over one third (36%) of remote
workers surveyed do not have basic password protection on all personal devices,
Dr Linda K. Kaye, a cyberpsychology expert said:
"The fact that so many remote workers use personal devices for accessing
corporate data and services suggests that there may be a lack of awareness
about the security risks associated with this. Tailored cybersecurity training
which recognises the diversity of different users and their levels of awareness
and attitudes around risks would be beneficial to help mitigate any security
threats which may derive from these issues."
More than half (52%) of global remote workers have IoT
devices connected to their home network, 10% using lesser-known brands, the
study revealed. Many such devices -- especially from smaller brands -- have
well-documented weaknesses such as unpatched firmware vulnerabilities and
insecure logins. These could theoretically allow attackers to gain a foothold
in the home network, then use unprotected personal devices as a stepping-stone
into the corporate networks they're connected to.
China-Netherlands-U.S.-South Korea airfreight charter is developed with the
demands of the life science and healthcare sector in mind
Covid-19 pandemic saw shippers leverage DHL Global Forwarding's cold chain
capabilities in life science and healthcare to transport test kits and
- Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - DHL Global
Forwarding, the freight forwarding specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has
launched an air freight charter connecting Asia Pacific to Europe and the U.S.
to meet demand from customers in the technology, manufacturing and life science
and healthcare sectors. Managed by StarBroker,
DHL Global Forwarding's in-house charter team, the twice-weekly charter
originates from Chongqing, China and flies to Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chicago,
United States; Incheon, South Korea before returning to China.
Thomas Mack, Head of Global Air Freight DHL
Global Forwarding said, "While some passenger airlines have resumed operations,
the situation in the air freight market remains volatile -- especially as belly
capacity is still tight As the leader in the air freight market, DHL Global
Forwarding's top priority is to provide our customers with sufficient and reliable
air freight capacity. Not only are the resilient, agile and reliable supply
chains of highest importance for an economic recovery, but also in preparation
for the availability of vaccines and other essential medical supplies during
South Korea has seen its export of
healthcare products rise year-on-year by 26.7% in the first half of 2020,
with pharmaceutical goods in particular increasing by 52.5%. China has exported
more medical devices in the first five months of the year as compared to a
year ago. In 2019, China, the Netherlands and the United States were among the top ten
importers and exporters of medical goods.
"Over the years, DHL has built up its expertise
from globally certified facilities and staff to tec ......read more
TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 14 September 2020 - As COVID-19's global rampage continues,
countries around the world are in a race to develop not only effective vaccines
but also promising therapies. The 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science
is jointly awarded to Dr. Charles Dinarello, university professor of the
University of Colorado, Dr. Marc Feldmann, professor emeritus at the University
of Oxford, and Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto, former president of Osaka University,
for their groundbreaking discoveries about three cytokines critically involved
in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases--interleukin-1(IL-1), tumor
necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). They made great contributions
to our understanding of these diseases and facilitated the development of
cytokine-targeting biologics that help alleviate the pain of patients suffering
from debilitating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing
spondylitis, and psoriasis. The Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with
Experimental Biology of the US and Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University,
will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Biopharmaceutical Science at
9a.m., Taiwan time (GMT+8), on September 22, and livestream it on the
Foundation's website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94 ), with both Mandarin and English settings
"Targeting the Hyperactive Immune System, from Autoimmune Disease to Cytokine
Storms," this forum will be co-hosted by Prof. Yun Yen, president emeritus of
Taipei Medical University, and Prof. Shaw-Jeng Sean Tsai, chair professor in
the Department of Physiology at National Cheng Kung University. In addition to
the lectures delivered by three 2020 awardees, 2014 Tang Prize and 2018 Nobel
Prize winners Dr. James P. Allison and Prof. Tasuku Honjo will also take part.
Taking advantage of videoconferencing technology, we will offer a platform for
audiences in Taiwan and around the globe to engage and interact with ......read more
NINA MALL Collaborates with Deliveroo and foodpanda to Launch Series of Special Privileges HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 14 September, 2020 - While the local economy, especially the F&B and retail sectors, have been seriously battered by the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, Chinachem Group has been carrying out a host of support initiatives for their retail tenants to show the Group's care for the community and its commitment to corporate social responsibility. Besides offering rental relief for their mall tenants across different sectors on a case-by-case basis, the Group has also launched a series of dining promotion privileges and complimentary delivery services in order to help its tenants ride out the current challenges.
Photo 1 & 2): Chinachem Group made a swift decision during the peak period of the epidemic to deploy its resources to provide free delivery services for NINA MALL's F&B tenants.
Additionally, to cope with the surge in demand for food takeaway and delivery, NINA MALL 1 & 2, the flagship shopping properties of Chinachem Group in Tsuen Wan, is offering extra services for its shop tenants and customers. Partnering for the first time with Deliveroo and foodpanda, two of the largest food delivery service providers, NINA MALL will support its restaurant tenants by waiving onboarding fees and subsidising relevant service charges during the promotion period, while customers can enjoy delicious food comfortably at home.
A host of extra benefits are also on offer for NINA CLUB members during the promotion period (details below).
Get $50 coupon codes with member bonus points
"Want to enjoy wonderful delicacies in the comfort of your home?" Starting from 16 September, 2020, just click on Deliveroo or foodpanda's delivery platforms and place orders at 17 listed restaurants (refer to list 1) of NINA MALL. NINA CLUB members can instantly redeem Deliveroo or foodpanda coupon codes from 16 September to 15 November, 2020 with ......read more
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media
OutReach - 14 September 2020 - Catch Malaysia's most prominent
personalities in a new YouTube series, called "Trading with the
stars". These celebs are famous in their respective industry, and each possesses
many talents. However, their wit and skills will be put to the test by trading
on the Forex market.
The series is
powered by OctaFX, an online broker providing Forex trading services since
2011. All episodes will be available on their YouTube channel.
Watch as Harris
Annuar, Yasmin Hani, fashion influencer Andre Amir; content creator Rhys
William; celebrity fitness trainer, Kevin Zahri learn the ins and outs, led by
Master Trader Gero. Many are wondering which celebrity will gain the most.
There are six
episodes in total, covering the basics of Forex trading and more advanced
strategies, such as risk management. With so many chances to earn, the question
is whether or not Gero can turn them into formidable traders.
It's not all fun
but there are real stakes on the line! All of the generated profit and success
by the traders will be put forth to benefit a selected local charity, OctaFX
decided to donate all profits to the selected organization.
Here are a couple
of snippets from the first episode released, "I want to learn about Forex
as I've been interested in it for a while now. And I have heard stories of
people making money, and some about losses too. But to me, the urge to make
money is definitely there. So I will not pass up the opportunity to learn about
Forex." said Andre Amir.
"My dream is
that at the end of this program, I will have the experience and know-how to
safely and carefully when I'm trading and at the end of the day not risk it
all. And simplify to better control my trades." said Yasmin Hani.
Stay tuned for more
information regarding the triumphs of these celebs. Remember to cheer them on
since all proceeds will benefit the National Cancer Society Malaysia.
OctaFX YouTube chann ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 14 September 2020 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm
providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced
its collaboration with Doerscircle, an all-in-one platform to source and market
insurance solutions to entrepreneurs and
independent workers. Aon and Doerscircle aim to re-design and provide new insurance
solutions for the large, and often underserved, workforce of entrepreneurs, startuppers
and freelancers initially in Asia.
Shift in the future of work
Small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) account for two-thirds of all employment and contribute close to $200 billion
to the Singaporean economy, and start-ups and home-grown entrepreneurs continue
to drive innovation and growth. Through the
strategic collaboration, Aon and Doerscircle will develop and source commercial,
risk, and health insurance solutions that address the needs of smaller enterprises
and independent workers, enabling them to focus on growing their business instead
of spending their time and energy on understanding and managing insurance
Historically, processes involving insurance
have been manual, expensive and, in some cases, unavailable for individual
contributors. Aon's collaboration with Doerscircle will allow entrepreneurs,
startuppers and freelancers to manage their risks in a convenient and seamless way.
Members of Doerscircle will have access to tailored insurance solutions through
a streamlined online process on the Doerscircle platform. Over time, Doerscircle
aims to extend these offerings to include more products and countries
leveraging Aon's broad network, risk management expertise, and global
Addressing the needs of independent workers
Despite the World Bank's recent findings
that almost 50% of the global workforce is self-employed, access and
affordability continue to be a challenge as traditional insurance plans are not
usually designed to fit the ne ......read more
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach
- 14 September 2020 - Evolution Wellness, Asia's leading health club operator whose
portfolio of brands also includes Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First, today
announced the launch of a competitive licensing programme for its premium
boutique gym brand, FIRE Fitness.
Established in Malaysia in 2015 by several fitness industry veterans -- husband
and wife duo Dave Nuku and Tracy Minnoch-Nuku, and Rich Hutson -- FIRE Fitness
enjoys a leadership position in the premium boutique segment in Malaysia,
delivering some of the most popular boutique fitness class experiences1
in the market today. There are currently four FIRE Fitness clubs -- or
Firestations -- in Malaysia, delivering virtual and physical proprietary classes
such as BARRE, FORCE, RIDE, STRIDE, and STRIKE.
Signature programmes are designed to deliver engaging and uplifting results-driven
fitness experiences in an intimate boutique environment. From the consistently
full classes and bookings on the waitlist in the early days of the brand until this
very day, it's clear that we have a winning formula -- from innovative programme
design and studio concepts, to the inspiring FIRE trainers and the tight-knit community
of fans we have managed to grow over the years," said FIRE Fitness co-founder
Signature programmes are time-efficient and geared towards delivering results
while transcending various exercise modalities; 80% of Signature classes
comprise fusion classes which not only challenge the body in new ways, but also
keeps fans motivated with variety. For example, STRIDE combines treadmill
running, weight training, and body weight movement, while in a STRIKE
programme, treadmill work is replaced by boxing moves. RIDE Yoga, on the other
hand, combines thirty minutes of high intensity sprints, followed by a power
yoga segment which presents participants with the thrill of HIIT cycling and
the calmness of yoga.
"This year, w ......read more
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - To explore issues complicated by the
coronavirus, including sustainable development, climate change and
environmental protection, the Tang Prize Foundation and National Tsing Hua
University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sustainable
Development, taking place at 4p.m. (GMT+8) Taiwan time, on September 21.
Livestreamed on the Foundation's website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94)
with Chinese and
English settings available, this forum features several Tang Prize laureates
who, though unable to travel to Taiwan due to the pandemic, will deliver their
speeches, take part in roundtable discussions and answer the audience's
questions via videoconferencing. This special organization is not only to
reflect how the pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we used to live but
also to show the Foundation's determination to provide a platform for people
around the world to have serious conversations on topics closely related to
sustainable development and thus to become more alert to possible dangers
caused by mankind's disregard of ecological balance.
Economic development, environmental
conservation, and social justice are the three pillars of sustainable
development, at the core of which is ecological conservation, the main theme of
this forum. In addition to the moderator, President of Taiwan's Academia Sinica
Dr. James Liao, and the keynote speaker, 2020 Tang Prize winner in Sustainable
Development Dr. Jane Goodall, three previous Tang Prize laureates will also
contribute their professional opinions. They are Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former
director-general of the WHO, Dr. James Hansen, director of the Program on
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions in the Earth Institute at Colombia
University, and Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Edward A. Frieman Endowed
Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability in UC San Diego. Moreover, Prof.
Huey-Jen Jenny Su, president of National C ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 September
2020 - Poker players who cross over to cryptocurrency trading are seeing
astounding success out of the gate -- for example, a trading team comprised of
poker players and captained by poker star Mike McDonald placed in the top three
in the recently concluded World Series of Trading (WSOT). A total overlay prize
pool of $1.27 million in cryptocurrency was paid out to the winners of the
inaugural edition of the global crypto trading competition powered by Bybit, in which 135 teams and 12,368
participants joined from around the world.
Poker star McDonald (pictured center) commented, "A lot of poker players
are good at making financial decisions while limiting the role that emotion
plays -- that would be one of the skills that transfers particularly well to
trading. There will be times when crypto prices will hit the roof or post
massive dips. Do you follow the herd or stick to your own strategy? Just like
in poker, the choice is yours. Jump tables or stick to yours and play the game
Poker is a game that tends to reward
strategic thinking, mental endurance and emotional resilience -- traits that
happen to work equally well for crypto trading. Practiced with discipline,
these traits can very well generate desirable results in both fields. Here
are some of the common traits of winning poker players and profitable crypto
Make +EV Decisions: Trading strategy deals
with risk/reward ratio, similar to how poker players make expected value
calculations for each hand when they consider whether to bet, check, call,
raise or fold.
Don't Go on Tilt: The calm and
imperturbable demeanor synonymous with poker players tends to help them during
volatility, when they are able to think and trade without giving in to
Hand Selection: In poker, just like in
crypto trading, you can't play your cards randomly. You have to understand the
situation, process the chances of winning, and decide whether you want to ......read more
Produced by the Group's indirect wholly-owned
subsidiary, Zip Cinema, #ALIVE topped the movie chart on Netflix globally
on 10 September 2020
Starring Yoo Ah-in of
Spackman Media Group, and Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE ranked #1 in 35
countries around the world, based on viewership in Singapore,
Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the
United States, etc.
Following #ALIVE, Zip Cinema's upcoming
film, BROKER, to be headlined by Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae
Doona and directed by Japanese film director, Kore-eda Hirozaku
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment
Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"),
one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups, wishes to announce that
#ALIVE, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip
Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), attained #1 position on Netflix
internationally, following its theatrical run in Korea.
According to FlixPatrol, which
records the daily updated Video On Demand ("VOD") charts for 211
streaming platforms in 83 countries worldwide, #ALIVE took the first
position on the global chart of TOP Movies on Netflix in the World on
#ALIVE ranked #1 in 35
countries around the world based on viewership in Singapore, Thailand, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the United States, etc.
The film premiered internationally on Netflix on 8 September 2020.
Starring top leading actor Yoo
Ah-in of UAA&CO Inc., a subsidiary of the Group's associated company
Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"), and superstar
actress Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE previously crossed the 1 million ticket
sales within five days of its theatrical release and maintained its #1 position
at the Korean box office for three consecutive weeks.
In Korea, #ALIVE
achieved the top ranking in VOD sales since the first day of its ......read more
NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - TECNO, a global premier smartphone and
smart device brand, today debuted its strategic
launch of TECNO Smart AIoT ecosystem strategy, marking TECNO's strategic
expansion of its business portfolio to AIoT area. Riding on its unique
strengths and resources, as well as its accumulated market insights in emerging
markets, TECNO is committed to bringing customers the most desirable AIoT
products and smart connection solutions with best quality at competitive price.
Looking at the quick evolution
into 3G/4G and even 5G era in emerging markets, TECNO unveils a forward-looking
"1+N" AIoT strategy with a customer-oriented obsession, wherein "1" means that
customers shall be taken as the core; "N" means N types of living
scenarios the customers will experience which includes home interconnection,
commerce, education, travel, sport, leisure, entertainment and more in their
current and future life. Along with the strategy launch, TECNO also brings a ranges
of new products including smart audio, smart wearables and first smart routing
solution of 5G CPE with
ultra high speed.
"We have constant investment and dedication
to our long-term commitment to global emerging markets, with AIoT being one of
TECNO's strategic priorities in next few years. Standing at
point into a new smart living era, we understand consumers' real needs to high-quality
smart products at competitive price, and we have great confidence and unique
advantages to provide consumers there with more visionary and desirable mobile solutions." Stephen HA,
General Manager of TECNO Mobile commented.
AIoT is increasingly becoming more
mainstream globally including emerging markets, leading human into a more
connected future and lifestyle. According to IDC, by 2025, there's projected to
be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices. While, in emerging markets like Latin
America, Middle East and Africa, performance to price ratio is an import ......read more
Allows design and system engineers to develop embedded vision applications with camera sensor modules at a much lower cost of entry PHOENIX, US - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - Leading
global technology solutions provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) today introduced the 96Boards ON
Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine development and prototyping platform for
the AP1302 imaging processor coupled with dual imaging camera modules. This
platform will enable design and system engineers to create cost-effective
embedded vision applications utilizing industry-standard technologies.
two Imager Access System (IAS) camera modules that ship standard on this
Mezzanine use the AR0144 monochrome digital image sensor from ON Semiconductor.
The AR0144 is a 1-megapixel Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) sensor
(1280 horizontal by 800 vertical resolution) and will run at 60 frames per second
at full resolution. Its innovative global shutter pixel design is
optimized for accurate and fast capture of moving scenes while producing clear,
sharp digital images. The ability to capture clear images is critical for
applications such as scanning, industrial inspection and drone navigation.
By using the 96Boards standard, this card can easily enable
low-latency vision system prototyping by leveraging the many capabilities of the
Xilinx Ultra96-V2 platform.
"This prototyping platform is specially created for design
engineers, system engineers and suppliers to focus on IoT vision, AI and computer
imaging applications," said Jim Beneke, vice president of products and emerging
technologies, Avnet. "It simplifies the complex process of developing
applications with imaging sensors. In addition, Avnet has matched this card
with our Ultra96-V2 to provide a very high performance, cost effective AI
The platform utilizes MIPI and the camera serial interface (CSI2)
standardizations which are specifications of the MIPI Alliance. The MIPI-CSI2
specification defi ......read more
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - In the advent of challenges posed by critical
issues such as climate change, global pandemics and social justice, what can
civilians in the modern era, those without power and resource, do to help? To
look into this question, the Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with
National Taiwan University, will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for
Rule of Law from 10:30 to 13:00 (GMT+8), Taiwan time, on September 21. Three
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that jointly won the 2020 Tang Prize in
Rule of Law, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, Dejusticia: the
Center for Law, Justice and Society, and The Legal Agenda, will speak on the
topic, "Exploring the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the
Contemporary Civil Society," sharing their experience of mobilizing the civil
society to facilitate the application of law and to change the world for the
These three awardees are praised for
utilizing strategic litigation, education and advocacy to advance legal
institutions and protect socially vulnerable populations, in the milieus where
the foundations of rule of law are under severe challenge. The Foundation hopes
this Forum will be an opportunity for members of modern society who have long
been concerned about public issues, including civil servants, experts and
social advocate groups, to get together and get a deeper understanding of how
these three organizations tap into the potential of civil society, and combine
academic research and social activism to further the rule of law.
Also taking part in this Forum are leading
advocates for the rule of law in Taiwan: Robin J. Winkler, former president of
Environmental Jurist Association, Mei-Nu Yu, former chairperson of the
Awakening Foundation, Clarence Chou, chairman of Taiwan Association for Human
Rights, and Lucas Wang, chair of the International Cooperation Team of the
Judicial Reform Foundation. They will be exchanging i ......read more
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media
OutReach - 10 September 2020 - LIKE App is a disrupting social media
marketing platform with the key mission of "providing
an accessible platform for everyone to participate and create value to the
public through the power of social media", LIKE App is currently offering influencers with genuine
influence growth support and merchants with quality social media traffics. LIKE
App is venturing into the Indonesia market starting from September 2020. It is
tapping into the largest social media marketing industry in SE Asia region
through strategic localization.
LIKE App is ready to venture into largest population market in the SE Asia, Indonesia.
"LIKE App has registered over 200,000 users, across SE Asia as of
September 2020. Compared to other social media marketing platforms, LIKE App
has two unique advantages, a strong community of social media users and a
healthy social media ecosystem development aspect. LIKE has established
partnerships with local community groups across SE Asia and work with
influencers closely. LIKE App also provides the best rewards for the community
of social media users as well as the lowest cost for influencers and merchants
with the aim to generate the highest value for the ecosystem where the whole
community can strive together. Thanks to LIKE App technology, merchants can now
reach and work with influencers with just a few clicks. Its technology allows social
media users to contribute their social activities and generate organic traffics
for both influencers and merchant." said Timofey Smirnov, CEO, LIKE App. "LIKE
App is constantly engaging new communities and partners to ensure that the
ecosystem gradually grow over time and able to provide a triple win situation
for all parties."
LIKE App's business model allows
merchants from varies brands to connect with relevant influencers at the ease
of their fingertip across SE Asia. LIKE App provide this service through a talent pool of genuine social
media us ......read more
Star chefs assemble!
Unbox cookery secrets, culinary inspirations every day
courses on Chinese cooking for domestic helpers
Secret tips on ingredient
selection and culinary arts
CHINA - Media OutReach -
10 September 2020 - In the midst of the pandemic, everyone looks to hone
their cooking skills while staying home. To help spice up the eating-at-home
routine, the Hong Kong and China Gas
Company (Towngas) proudly launches its "top"-of-the-town Towngas Cooking
YouTube Channel. With a celebrity chef ensemble sprinkling flame cooking ideas
around, the professional culinary platform promises to kindle your interest in
cooking and enrich your recipe collection -- from casual cooking to gourmet
dinner; local daily deli, Japanese, Korean, Thai cuisine, French pastry to even healthy and
tasty veggie dishes -- you name it, we have it!
Please download high
resolution photos here:
Star chefs reveal secrets of flame cooking
and share over 500 recipes
When it comes
to keeping well, a healthy diet is just as vital as protective gear. With
limited opportunities to dine out these days, it becomes particularly important
to expand your repertoire of recipes. The Towngas Cooking YouTube Channel
features your favourite celebrity chefs, including Chef Paul, Master Chow
Chung, Swiss chef Jacques Kagi, French cuisine guru and Disciples Escoffier
Professional Diploma graduate Joey Leung, celebrity mom Skye Chan, Super-Daddy Kay Ho, Star Doctor
Marcus Kwok, YouTuber Portugal
Story-Telling Chef John Rocha and Warm-boy Chef Andy Dark -- to
name but a few -- who will take turns to present professional cookery advice and
demos on a daily basis. In addition to live instructions, these culinary
maestros will share essential facts about foods, give pointers on handling
ingredients and condiments, and reveal their best hidden secrets of cooking!
With a collection of over 500 simple recipes that will soon be presented one by ......read more
First virtual event for Aruba’s channel partners with new programs to help them prepare for the next phase of business growth SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard
Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), hosted its Aruba Atmosphere (ATM)
Asia Pacific Partner Conference in a fully virtual event for the first time,
bringing parnters from across the region.
The event, which attracts hundreds of partner attendees every
year, comes as the highly anticipated ATM has also gone online amid the ongoing
global pandemic. Along with the new format, this year's event outlined how Aruba
is poised to collaborate with partners by providing them with new business
models to navigate the changing market landscape and to become digital-ready.
"The ATM Asia Pacific Partner Conference is a
significant gathering for Aruba's channel partner community. We have made great
strides in collaborating with our partners particularly during these
unprecedented times. We remain fully committed to delivering products, programs
and services that support their business goals and helping partners grow their
opportunties," said Anthony Smith, Director Asia, Pacific and Japan Aruba
Channel at Aruba.
Aruba's Partner Plan for Everything-as-a-Service
its partner strategy will focus on managed services, delivering network
solutions as everything-as-a-service (XaaS) given the rapid shift to cloud, digital transformation and emergence of
hybrid workplace. These will include partner branded and Aruba branded
offerings that Aruba partners will exclusively take to market:
Partner Branded: for
Aruba Partners who wish resell and deliver to customers their network solutions.
Partner-Aruba Branded: for
Aruba managed services providers, using the partner's own capability to deliver
cloud-managed networks to their customers using an as-a-service model
underpinned by the partners own network operations center (NOC) and customer
Aruba ......read more
Aiming to take the smart life to a new level for local customers NAIROBI,
KENYA - Media OutReach - 10
September 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer
electronics market, launched its new X1 smart TV in September 7 with their
flagship phone ZERO 8. With Android TV™, the
high-quality viewing experience, and the AIoT technology, the new smart TV will
develop the new business line for the company and take the entertainment of
local customers to a new level.
The Infinix X1 will retail at a
relatively affordable price of KES 31,990(43-inch)/KES 19,490(32-inch) and will
be covered by a guarantee policy of up to 24 months.
Infinix is always committed to
providing a great user experience for customers. The new product was launched
to reinforce the company's "smart device + mobile connectivity" strategy, as it
is determined to drive changes in the industry and offer high-quality smart TVs
with the best value-for-money for customers around the world. Based on AIoT,
Infinix is set to create an ecosystem of "smartphones + mobile connectivity
service + home appliances + digital accessories", and Infinix is launching
smart TVs to drive AIoT and help customers live a future smart life today
starting from integrating multiple smart devices together.
Infinix always has a strong presence
in Africa. S1, the company's first smart TV, was well-received by local
customers and media alike, and became one of the best-selling smart TV products
in Nigeria immediately after it was launched in the country. For years, Infinix
has been working with various market players to develop new technologies and refine
the existing ones in Africa. Thanks to its advantage of designing products
locally as well as its powerful sales and service networks, Infinix has become
a leading brand in Africa's consumer electronics market.
Android TV helps to create a home entertainment center
The Infinix X1 Android TV makes it
easier to get more from your TV. Access 400,000+ movies and shows, pla ......read more
Sponsored campaigns designed to “Celebrate Living” met with critical acclaim HONG KONG,
CHINA - Media
OutReach - 10 September 2020 - FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") has won 29 marketing
and public relations (PR) awards so far this year for the breadth and creativity of
their recent community engagement campaigns, embodying our brand promise to "Celebrate
Living". The accolades include seven Marketing Event Awards, four Event
Marketing Awards, twelve PR Awards, two PR Awards Asia, one Bloomberg
Businessweek Financial Institution Awards, one MARKies Awards and two
Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards (see Table 1 for details).
Rolling out high-profile campaigns
is a long-held tradition at FWD. FWD's vision is to change the way people feel
about insurance, not only by offering innovative, easy-to-understand products
and services to serve different needs, but also by proactively engaging with the community and
sharing its passion to "Celebrate Living".
Ken Lau, FWD Managing Director
of Greater China and Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer explains: "'Celebrate
Living' encapsulates the value of living in the moment, seizing opportunities,
and embracing new life experiences. We've always sought to establish an intimate
connection with the community around shared values, and will continue striving
to share our passion through award-winning initiatives and campaigns."
of FWD's latest campaigns showcase the wide-ranging breadth of its community
FWD x "The World of Studio
Ghibli's Animation" exhibition enchants crowds
In 2019, FWD awakened some
of Hong Kong people's most treasured childhood memories. Critically acclaimed
and declared a "must see", the FWD x "The World of Studio Ghibli's Animation"
exhibition was a resounding success and positive coverage of the event spread
like wildfire on social media.
Studio Ghibli's films
inspire the audience to reflect on different stages of their lives, which
resonates with FWD's promise to empower peopl ......read more
Arrow Open Lab makes engineering support more accessible to bring innovative products to life HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10
September 2020 - Global technology solutions provider Arrow
Electronics today announced its IoT and engineering services collaboration with
Hong Kong-based technology startup Platysens to accelerate the commercialization
of smart and connected sports devices. Powered
by sensing and IoT technologies, smart sports gadgets can bridge the physical
and digital world by collecting a wealth of information about performance
metrics and providing real-time actionable insights for sports enthusiasts,
athletes, and trainers to strive for continuous improvement.
Arrow Electronics empowers Hong Kong startups to accelerate commercialization of smart sports gadgets
The global sports technology market is expected to grow at CAGR 20.4% by
2027, according to a recent research.1 Founded by sports enthusiasts in
2014, Platysens is a startup focused on sports sensors
and analysis. "Today the world of sports has been increasingly shaped by
technology integration," said CY Wong, founder of Platysens, "We see there is a
unfulfilled demand in the market for robust smart wearables to provide swimmers
with accurate and real-time data and analysis.
Thanks to the engineering guidance and support by Arrow, we are able to
rapidly integrate IoT and sensing technology and shorten our new product
Benefited from the free engineering
consultative services available at Arrow's Open Lab located in Hong Kong
Science Park, Platysens is able to rapidly combine algorithm, IoT, and sensing
technology to accelerate its new smart product development schedule. With
the engineering support and consultative service provided by Arrow engineers at
its Open Lab, Platysens put together a working prototype for its new product
SEAL, which is expected to be launched by end of the year. This smart gadget is designed to capture the
motion and force of t ......read more
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - NEWSAKTUELL - 9September 2020 - In the next two to three years, the 5G Automotive Association's (5GAA) expects to see mass deployment of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) use cases geared towards improving traffic efficiency and road safety around the world. This vision is outlined in a new White Paper released by 5GAA which explores how leading automakers, mobile network operators and their suppliers see the world of automotive connectivity evolving over the coming decade.
Vehicles talking to one another but also to roadside and telecom infrastructure and operators -- so-called V2X communication -- is just the tip of 5GAA's vision for 'advanced 5G-connected driving'. In its latest White Paper, 5GAA offers a comprehensive roadmap to guide all parties involved in this near-term market development, bringing both automotive and telecom sectors together to fulfil what 5GAA sees as a powerful digital ecosystem in this fast-moving field.
The Paper highlights selected end-to-end V2X applications factoring in the necessary technological evolution, industry readiness and spectrum needs. 5GAA has developed 'advanced driving' use cases such as Cooperative Manoeuvres and Sensor Sharing in conjunction with both the adoption of Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) standards and the availability of the required technologies and devices. These provide a tangible account of how advanced driving is taking shape globally.
"Success in this endeavour requires to have all industry stakeholders on-board, including telecoms and automotive. Only then will new business opportunities and necessary investments be secured to fuel this 'ecosystem'," said 5GAA's CTO and spokesperson Maxime Flament upon the White Paper's launch.
With close to 200 million 'connected vehicles' already on the roads worldwide in 2020 and a growing number of vehicles with the ability to exchange traffic and road condition information over cellular networks, the foundations for 5G-connected dri ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 September
2020 - GS1 Hong Kong launches a brand new "Quality
Food Scheme+" programme
to encourage food & beverage enterprises to adopt more stringent measures in
accordance with internationally accredited standards in terms of management,
control and traceability, for example identifying critical control points along
the food supply chain, which helps to enhance food safety and instil trust in
(From left to right) Patrick Tong, General Manager of
Tong Shun Hing Poultry (HK) Co. Ltd.; May Chung, Chairperson of Hong Kong Food
and Beverage Industry Advisory Board of GS1 HK, and General Manager of Nestlé
Hong Kong Ltd.; Anna Lin, Chief Executive of GS1 HK; Ben Tsang, Managing
Director of SGS Hong Kong; Heidi Ho, Principal Consultant of GS1 HK.
Confidence Using a Trio of International Standards
The Centre for Food Safety has issued more than 75 food alerts and results of sample
with irregularity since the start of this year. The foods not in compliance
cover seafood, vegetables, sauce, etc., from Australia, China, England, France,
Thailand, New Zealand and others.
They were either stopped sale, removed from shelves or recalled by the traders.
While food safety incidents happen regularly,
citizens have been extra cautious as the COVID-19
help enterprises cope with the new normal in the midst of epidemic, GS1 HK
launches "Quality Food Scheme+" (the
new Scheme) with SGS HK as the audit partner. Under the new Scheme,
participating enterprises are assessed based on more comprehensive
internationally accredited food safety standards, including GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS),
ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management
System Standard, as well as HACCP --
Food Safety Control Standard.
response to the latest infection, the new Scheme report will provide companies
with disease prevention advice, including industry best practices and how food
safety management and system is uplifted through prope ......read more
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - DHL eCommerce Solutions, a
division of the world's leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group
(DPDHL), announced that it will relocate its Sydney headquarters to a 19,000
sqm facility, co-located with DHL Global Forwarding, at Unit 1 Millennium
Court, 33-41 Military Road, Matraville, NSW 2036.
Denise McGrouther, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Solutions Oceania
DHL eCommerce Solutions is moving its Sydney HQ to Matraville and expanding its square footage by more than double to meet growing e-commerce shipping demands
relocation will see the e-commerce logistics specialist more than double its
square footage from its current Rosebery HQ. This expansion comes amidst
significant growth in e-commerce shipping demands from overseas consumers as a
result of lifestyle changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Export data
from DHL eCommerce Solutions shows a whopping 60 times volume growth in the
export of children's toys since the start of the year. Other product categories
such as kitchen & home cooking, health & beauty, and pet products have
also seen triple digit volume growth.
more so than ever, Australian businesses are seizing cross border opportunities
to expand their business globally, despite the current economic headwinds. As e-commerce
becomes the new normal, this investment will enhance our speed and service
capabilities, while demonstrating our commitment to support local businesses by
meeting the growing demand for reliable and affordable international shipping,"
said Denise McGrouther, Managing
Director for DHL eCommerce Solutions Oceania.
new facility will provide the organization with space for planned investments
into innovative warehousing technologies. When fully operational, these
advancements will enhance overall efficiency and enable faster processing times
for the growing number of e-commerce parcels coming in and going out of
Australia. Be ......read more
The special coverage is part of the insurer’s regional #ShareTheLove movement to give back to the community – by protecting what matters most, and enabling healthier, longer, better lives for generations to come SINGAPORE
- Media OutReach - 9
September 2020 - AIA Singapore
today announced that they will be offering complimentary AIA #ShareTheLove
covering COVID-19 and 21 infectious diseases (including dengue fever) for the essential
The initiative will rally
together members of the community to protect this vulnerable group. Starting
today, members of the public may nominate a family member or friend who is an essential worker
via Facebook or Instagram. Both parties in the selected stories (individuals
who submitted the story and their nominees) will be provided with the free AIA
#ShareTheLove Insurance, which covers infectious diseases, including COVID-19
and dengue fever, paying tribute to their service by protecting what matters.
workers have put the communities' needs above their own health and wellbeing. Aside
from COVID-19, the exposure to infectious diseases is not over even after ending
their work, as dengue cases continue to plague homes. By engaging the help of
the community at large, we hope to play a part in bringing more of these
amazing stories of resilience to light and paying tribute to our essential
workforce. This is a little gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices that
they have and continue to make as we deal with this crisis," said Ms Melita Teo, Chief Customer and Digital
Officer, AIA Singapore.
This activity is part of a regional AIA
#ShareTheLove movement taking place across Asia. It is during these challenging
times that we realise the positive impact that love can bring. Be it for
ourselves, our family, or the community, a little sharing of love goes a long
way. In Singapore, besides offering 2,000 complimentary AIA
#ShareTheLove Insurance plans as part of its efforts of paying tribute
t ......read more
The first of its kind, the Microsoft Enabler Program provides cloud & AI training for PwDs, accessibility education for employer partners, and inclusive hiring from non-profit organizations supporting PwDs.
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 9 September
2020 - The
Microsoft Enabler Program launched
today pioneers disability inclusive workplaces across Asia Pacific by removing
the barriers for a more diverse workforce. With more than 1 billion people with
disabilities (PwDs) in the world, disability-inclusive employment can lead to
1-7% rise in GDP in Asia Pacific through increased economic productivity. [United Nations ESCAP]
The program will pilot in five markets: Korea, New Zealand,
Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, before expanding to the rest of the
region by the end of 2020.
Organizations committed to the program will
receive training from the Non-Profit organizations (NPOs) to become inclusive
employers, and these businesses will in turn provide job shadowing,
internships, mentoring and opportunities in tech jobs for PwDs identified by
the NPO's. Microsoft will provide industry required training in cloud &
artificial intelligence, as well as a platform for all three to collaborate towards
an inclusive future for every person.
"In today's workplace, it is imperative that we include everyone,
and accessibility is the vehicle to inclusion. It is a responsibility and an
opportunity. There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology
reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it," said Vivek Puthucode, Chief Partner Officer at
Microsoft in Asia Pacific. "Inclusive organizations outperform their peers and
attract and keep top talent, and we have seen how inclusion drives innovation".
Skills and Knowledge
will provide online training in data engineering and programming, cloud
computing on Microsoft Azure and application development in GitHub to
the PwDs. These modules will provide crucial technology skills th ......read more
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 9 September 2020 - One year ago, the Chinese brand HiPhi, a subsidiary of Human Horizons, showed
people its prototype, which advanced the lines of a future high-end electric
full-size SUVs. Now the firm has revealed the final version of its first model,
which has been bestowed the name HiPhi X and go on sale in the first half of
The HiPhi X is positioned as a transcending product to
redefine the era of smart electric vehicles.
In recent days, the campaign made its broadcast debut during
peak hours in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing on mega-screens
across the cities. Followed by takeovers on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and
The objective of the campaign was targeted at raising brand
awareness and product recognition, as well as a teaser to its official launch
at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show.
Speaking of R&D, Human Horizons does have some
impressive names involved in that side of the business, including 35-year
Jaguar and Ford veteran Mark Stanton as chief technical officer. Former Bugatti
designer Camilla Kropp is also on the crew.
The man behind the Shanghai-based company is Ding Lei, the
former president of Shanghai General Motors who set up Human Horizons in end of
One of the most intriguing parts of the HiPhi X's design are
NT-Door system. As stated by the manufacturer, the HiPhi X is pitched as a
"self-learning smart vehicle".
What does that mean? Well, the way Human Horizons explains
it the HiPhi X has been based on a "human oriented architecture" which is
over-the-air upgradable and has a secure software-developer platform to enable
feature and app development.
Overlaying that is an advanced highly-personalised onboard
artificial intelligence assistant, HiPhiGo, that has been developed in
collaboration with Microsoft.
HiPhiGo has an array of intelligent functions and a level of
reasoning and continuous learning while interacting with its occupants, the
surround ......read more
Extending Care HONG KONG,
CHINA - Media OutReach - 8
September 2020 - Henderson
Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the "Manager")
is pleased to report the final results of Sunlight REIT for the year ended 30
June 2020 (the "Year").
unprecedented challenges during the Year, Sunlight REIT managed to deliver reasonably
respectable results, registering a 0.3% year-on-year ("YoY") rise in net property income ("NPI") to HK$684.7 million. Annual distributable income was HK$467.0
million, virtually unchanged from last year.
has resolved to declare a final distribution of HK 13.6
cents per unit. Coupled with an interim distribution of HK 13.2 cents per unit,
the total distribution per unit for the Year would amount to HK 26.8
cents, down 1.8% YoY. The implied payout ratio is 95.2%,
compared with 96.4% in the preceding year.
30 June 2020, the value of Sunlight REIT's property portfolio was appraised at HK$18,918.0 million, 5.4% lower
than a year ago; accordingly,
its net asset value declined by 7.6% to HK$14,771.2 million, or HK$8.89 per
At 30 June
2020, average occupancy rate of the entire portfolio of Sunlight REIT increased
to 95.7% (30 June 2019: 95.3%). Contrary to the office portfolio which
registered an improvement in occupancy rate to 95.6% (30 June 2019: 94.0%),
occupancy rate of the retail properties dropped to 95.8% (30 June 2019: 98.1%),
reflecting the emerging negative impact of an economic recession and weakening
consumer confidence. Average passing rent of the office portfolio was HK$36.5
per sq. ft., up 2.8% YoY, while that of the retail portfolio was HK$74.8 per
sq. ft., down 1.3% as compared to a year ago. Average rental reversion of the
portfolio for the Year was 6.0%.
Of the top
three properties of Sunlight REIT, performance of the two shopping malls,
namely Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade ("SSC") and Metro City Phase I Property ("MCPI") were inevitably affected by weak local c ......read more
transactions in August fell by 29% m-o-m with RVD home prices edging lower by
0.3% m-o-m; another 0.8% m-o-m drop is expected in August.
investment market remained subdued in Q3 with total
transaction volumes falling by 64.3% q-o-q.
Hong Kong buyers
remain subdued, while PRC activity is expected to be more active than local
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 September
2020 - The downward trend continued in both the residential and
investment markets in Q3 2020 as the pandemic and continuing geo-political
uncertainties continued to weigh on sentiment. Despite the
challenges, strong pent-up demand, government policy support, economic stimulus
packages and the low interest rate environment remain favourable factors that,
together, may stabilize the market and induce a rebound by the end of Q3.
declined in Q3 by 6% quarter-on-quarter in both primary and secondary sales
markets but recorded a major increase of 30% when compared with Q3 2019. While
this indicates that social and economic factors continue to impact the residential
market, the unprecedented owner-occupier demand and anticipation of a
post-pandemic recovery can be strong stabilizers. Among individual estates,
property prices at Taikoo Shing as of August had fallen their lowest level
since January 2019 while those in The Harbourside have fallen even further, and
are now 10.6% below the previous trough in January 2019. Prices of popular
estates are expected to fall further in the near-term.
Mr Alva To, Cushman & Wakefield's Vice President,
Greater China & Head of Consulting, Greater China, commented "The secondary sales market has come under severe challenges
from the pandemic blow. However, a recent decline in new cases coupled with
strong pent-up demand may support a rebound by the end of September 2020. Nonetheless,
from a more holistic perspective, with no lasting resolution to either the
pandemic or geo-political challeng ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - QBE Hong Kong today announced the launch of a new mental health support coverage, offering unique COVID-19 support to individuals and their families, with a view to assisting people facing mental health concerns due to the pandemic.
The mental health support coverage is a new feature and it will help to subsidise consultations with professional psychologists for those suffering from mental wellbeing concerns brought on by enforced Work-From-Home (WFH) arrangements during COVID-19.
The new coverageis being launched in response to how COVID-19 has radically changed how we live, work and communicate amid movement restrictions and new financial pressures. While work from home (WFH) arrangements have become a common precautionary measure to protect the safety and wellbeing of employees, this change has seen new types of risks become more prominent, with long periods of working remotely potentially having an impact on individuals' health and mental wellbeing.
"In today's world, there is no shortage of uncertainties. With COVID-19 adding further pressure to the economy, it also reminds all of us what matters most: family, friends, health, safety and wellbeing," said Lei Yu, CEO North Asia and Regional Distribution Head. "Emotional and mental wellbeing is important when it comes to maintaining a healthy and balanced life. At QBE, we are committed to giving people the confidence to achieve their ambition by protecting them from potential barriers which may hold them back. In the near future, we are looking at creating new products to address mental wellness which will better protect our customers and their families."
In early August, QBE Hong Kong had also extended the digital capabilities of eClaims to both personal and business insurance products so as to provide uninterrupted customer claims experience during the pandemic. All claims can be submitted online, anytime anywhere. Customers can also choose bank ......read more
Georg Jensen inspiration combines with Philips expertise for a unique mobile speaker SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 8 September 2020 - The new Philips TAJS50
Bluetooth speaker was designed together with Georg Jensen to be simple, yet
striking. The gleaming polished steel top plate contrasts beautifully with the
tactile Kvadrat wool-blend speaker fabric. Home, office, or dinner party -- the
contrasting design always makes a beautiful impression. The soft but tough
Kvadrat speaker fabric also makes the speaker easy to grip when you pick it up.
Spectacular Sound from a Compact Speaker
Despite its compact size and light weight, the TAJS50 has a rated power
output of 30W, and delivers powerful but delightfully detailed music and
speech. The beautiful wool-blend premium speaker fabric, from high-end
manufacturer Kvadrat, is acoustically transparent, allowing every sound to flow
freely from the speaker into the room. You can easily pair your TAJS50 with an
identical Philips Georg Jensen speaker to enjoy your music in stereo.
20 Hours Play Time and 20m Range
The battery gives you 20 hours play time from a full charge, and the
wireless range is up to 20m. Charging the speaker takes 6 hours, via the
included USB-C cable. There's a handy USB-A port on the speaker that lets you
use the speaker as a power bank to charge a smart device.
The Philips TAJS50 Bluetooth speaker is available for an MSRP of
SGD$289 at all authorized Philips Audio distributors in Singapore from
September 8, 2020.
Find out more about Philips TAJS50 Bluetooth speaker now.
About TP VisionTP Vision Europe B.V. ('TP Vision') is registered in the Netherlands,
with its head office in Amsterdam. TP Vision is a wholly owned company of TPV
Technology Limited ('TPV'), which is one of the world's leading monitor and TV
TP Vision is a consumer electronics key player in TV and audio
entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and
marketing Philips-branded TV s ......read more
- Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - Leading financial advisory company IPP Financial Advisers ("IPPFA") and FWD Insurance ("FWD") today announced a
strategic partnership that will see FWD own a minority interest in IPPFA, enabling
IPPFA to further cement its position as a premier financial advisory firm in
Singapore, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Tay Huai Eng, CEO of IPP Financial Advisers said, "We are extremely
pleased to welcome FWD as our strategic partner in IPP Financial Advisers. As a
major pan-Asian Insurer, FWD's capital resources, expertise, and market
knowledge will further enhance our company's growth and expansion in Singapore
and the region. It will also strengthen our professional staffing and
strategic alliance will enable FWD to design attractive and competitive Life
Insurance products that comprehensively meet the evolving life insurance
financial needs of clients. This expansion complements IPPFA's already
extensive range of financial products, financial planning services and
investments capabilities. IPPFA will retain its position as an open
architecture financial planning institution with complete access to a
comprehensive range of products from different insurers and fund houses.
General Manager of FWD Singapore's Life Business shared, "We're delighted to be
partnering with IPP Financial Advisers. Their reputation as a premier
organisation dedicated to providing excellent wealth planning and management
for their clients aligns with FWD's ambition to make financial security
accessible to everyone. We share a mutual commitment to continued growth in the
region and look forward to supporting them as they continue to lead the way in
the financial planning arena."
partnership will create a positive impact on IPPFA clients. Traditional
processes will be digitalized through the integration of FWD's technology
solutions, simplifying the process for IPPFA customers. Backed by FWD's
ex ......read more
Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - The 13th Social
Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held from 19 to 21 November 2020 with
the chosen theme "new normal?collective power". The
flagship annual International Symposium to inspire and empower social
innovation, with 70+ top international and local speakers in 20 sessions, will
be opening up for free this year to a wider audience's participation and
exchange to co-create our new normal.
SES 2020 Theme: "new
normal * collective power" ?
19-21. 11. 2020 ? Online ?
The turn of the
decade 2020 begins with a pandemic affecting people around the world, raising
attention to health and changing the way people work, study, commute or
socialise. Everyone in our society will require some shifts to come out of the
current situations. Collective efforts are needed to re-focus on fostering
mutually reinforcing solutions, continuous communication towards common agendas
and making swift decisions based on current data and measurement. This
International Symposium will examine the process through 4 thematic tracks:
Community Empowerment, Digital Social Innovation, Sustainability and Business
as well as Education Innovation.
This year, the grandiose
speakers line up comprises over 70 leaders and social entrepreneurs from USA,
Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand,
Mainland China, Hong Kong etc locations.
Mr Jeremy HEIMANS
(US), Co-Author of New Power,
Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, and Mr Henry TIMMS (US), Co-Author of New Power, President and CEO of Lincoln
Center, will discuss what "New Power" means in today's connected world and how
to harness this rise of new power to make changes for a better world.
Thematic Session: Overcoming Challenges 2.0: Rebuilding City Resilience
Mr Francis NGAI
(HK), Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong; Mr David YEUNG (HK),
Founder and CEO of G ......read more
NAIROBI, KENYA - Media
OutReach - 7 September 2020 - Infinix,
a global leader in consumer electronics market, has today launched the Zero 8
smartphone in the Kenyan market. The Zero 8 is the company's flagship series
for 2020/21. Though targeting the high-end market, the Zero 8 will retail at a
relatively affordable price of KES 28,999 and will be covered by a guarantee
policy of up to 25 months. The warranty
will cover repairs on any purchased Zero 8 device that malfunctions after purchase
for free as a bonus aftersales value addition to Zero 8 consumers.
The stylish and fashion-focused Infinix
Zero 8 runs on Android v10 operating
system, with its key feature being the
presence of a Media Tek Helio G90 processor. This, combined with its128 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM, will enable consumers
experience improved speeds and overall device performance, including quick
upload and download times and an amazing experience with the apps, compared to
the Zero 6. The 90HZ Full HD Display and G90T processor also means enhanced
performance for the cameras, including the wide angle, ultra-wide angle and
rear cameras that will take photographic performance to a new level.
"Infinix is taking a
step to be more premium and able to compete and be the face of this new
direction as a fashion-conscious brand. This direction is very much in tandem
with our target customers, whose lifestyle can be described as image and
fashion-conscious and trendy, with a taste for high end gadgets", said Mike
Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager.
The smartphone is
backed by a 4500 mAh battery which signifies fast charging and a longer life
(31 hours talk time and 26 hours stand-by time). The connectivity features in
the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, and more. It is 4G, 3G and
Zero 8 is, no doubt, set to redefine the company's image when thinking about
their devices. Another salient feature is the device's cameras, both on the
front and at the back. On the front, for the f ......read more
HONG KONG , CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) today outlined an innovative "One Health" approach to reforming wildlife trade laws that the group said would help avoid future devastating wildlife-related pandemics.
Photograph by Paul Hilton / Earth Tree Images™. Further press materials, copyright information and captions can be downloaded here.
"No organisation on its own can address the multiple threats that could lead to the emergence of new wildlife-related diseases, or the spread of older diseases, with potential catastrophic consequences for economies, people and wildlife," said EWC chair, John E Scanlon AO. "We must take a collaborative global approach to wildlife trade, one that brings together animal, human and environmental health -- a "One Health" approach -- and embed it into the international legal framework if we want give ourselves the best chance of averting future wildlife-related pandemics."
In a briefing paper released today, EWC proposes specific amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to include public health and animal health criteria into the Convention's decision-making processes.
"The COVID-19 crisis has brought home just how vulnerable we all are as a result of our dysfunctional and destructive relationship with wildlife and the natural world," said EWC Steering Group member, Will Travers, OBE, Co-founder and Executive President of Born Free Foundation. "Transformative changes are clearly needed, and CITES, the global wildlife trade regulator with its 183 member countries, existing structures and compliance mechanisms, has the critical mass to play a vitally important role."
The most likely explanation for COVID-19 is that the virus was transmitted to humans from a reservoir host, a horseshoe bat, via another intermediate host species such as a pangolin.
"We know that past pandemic ......read more
Global delivery of 10 billion doses of
serum needs scaled-up medical supply chains
A framework is provided to tackle
future health emergencies beyond COVID-19
BONN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - With first emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines
expected to be effective in the last quarter of 2020, logistics providers are
challenged to rapidly establish medical supply chains to deliver more than ten
billion doses worldwide. DHL, working with McKinsey & Company as
analytics partner, has published a white paper on securing a stable supply
chain for vaccines and medical goods during COVID-19, and future health crises.
Currently, more than 250 vaccines across seven platforms are being
developed and trialed. As COVID-19 vaccines have leapfrogged development
phases, stringent temperature requirements (up to -80°C) are likely to be
imposed for certain vaccines to ensure that their efficacy is maintained during
transportation and warehousing. This poses novel logistics challenges to the
existing medical supply chain that conventionally distributes vaccines at ~2--8°C.
In the paper, DHL evaluates how the transport of vaccines as a highly
temperature-sensitive product can be managed effectively to combat the further
spread of the virus. The scope of this task is immense: To provide global
coverage of COVID-19 vaccines, up to ~200,000 pallet shipments and ~15 million
deliveries in cooling boxes as well as ~15,000 flights will be required across
the various supply chain set-ups.
"The COVID-19 crisis emerged with an
unprecedented breadth and impact. It required governments, businesses, and the
logistics industry alike to adapt quickly to new challenges. As a world leader
in logistics, we want to share our experience of operating during one of the
biggest health crises in recent history, in order to develop strategies in an ever-more
connected world", explains Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL. "To protect lives
against t ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - LeddarTech®, an industry leader in environmental sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems from level 1 to level 5 will participate and present at the 22nd China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) from September 9-11. This live event, is being held at the Shenzhen World Exhibition Center and brings together 3,000 exhibitors welcoming over 80,000 industry professionals to learn, share, and engage in 60 concurrent forums, seminars, and activities.
During the Optoelectronic Application Forum, LeddarTech's Horry Cheng, Strategic Account Manager for China, will present "Flash LiDAR and Environmental Raw Data Fusion Perception Solutions" during the MEMS Seminar: LiDAR Technology and Application sub-expo which runs concurrently with the China International Opto Expo. This session will explore both the roadmap for LiDAR technology relating to AD and ADAS as well as examine environmental perception for safer and more reliable autonomous driving. LeddarTech will also participate in a Round Table discussing the growth of LiDAR companies both in China and around the world. "LeddarTech China is honored to be presenting at this long-standing event that brings together industry leaders and colleagues in optoelectronics to discuss the advancements made in environmental sensing solutions as they pertain to mobility and autonomous driving," said Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO of LeddarTech.
Attend LeddarTech's Presentation:
Flash LiDAR and Environmental Raw Data Fusion Perception Solutions
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 11.15 a.m. China Standard Time
Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition Center 2B, 2nd Floor, Hall 2
Attend the Round Table Presentation:
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 1.30 -- 2.40 p.m. China Standard Time
Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition Center 2B, 2nd Floor, Hall 2
Attendance is open to all delegates.About LeddarTechLeddarTec ......read more
CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media
OutReach - 5 September
2020 - Clip TV and coocaa cooperated live
streaming in more than 10 popular Vietnamese media platforms witnessed new
record-high numbers on September 3, drew nearly 36.000 views and more than
That was the first time ever coocaa brand and Clip TV
cooperated for the launching event of their newest product: 40S3G TV. Customers
could purchase the product with 5000K value coupons along with lifetime
memberships at the live stream showed on September 3 at 20:00. Immediately, on
September 4, the first wave of sales of 2000 units was all sold out. Along with
that impressive deal, customers who buy the first 1000 units can get an extra
year of free which means 2+1=3 years of warranty.
With high-end quality and breathtaking price, 40S3G
TV was launched in more than 10 popular Vietnamese media platforms including VN
Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Lazada, Clip TV app, Facebook pages of Ð?i s?ng,
Thính, Vietnamnet, GenK, 2Sao.
This first time ever cross-brand cooperation spells
a new chapter of TV watching experience and overturns the traditional habits of
family entertainment. Coocaa 40S3G latest smart TV provides you with all free
content from Clip TV, which enable all customers to watch any their favorite
show at any time with no advertisements placed in. Just as easy and smooth as
Now the second wave of flash sale at the best offer
of 3.999.000VND will launch on coocaa Lazada online flagship store at
https://bit.ly/3hpjP0e on September 9. Seize this unbelievable opportunity and
click in for the best treat!
coocaa is a registered trademark of the
market-leading TV manufacturer Skyworth. Also, even coocaa has just launched,
it already has 23 years Japan standard quality since their product was produced
by a Toshiba factory with a really high standard. coocaa joined Vietnamese
market at the end of 2018, selling 5 smart TV models' on Lazada including
55S5G, 50S5G, 40S5G, 40S5C ......read more
Accelerating the Progress of 2nd Generation Uni-PTH Launch HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 4 September 2020 - A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company -- Uni-Bio Science Group Limited (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; Stock code: 00690.HK) is pleased to announce that Uni-PTH (pre-filled injection pen) or "2nd Generation Uni-PTH" has been successfully approved by the National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") for clinical trial with the acceptance number of CXSL2000138. The approval allows the Company to begin conducting bridging clinical trials, which will accelerate the launch of 2nd Generation Uni-PTH, expected as soon as 2022.
Uni-PTH is the world's only anabolic (bone growing) agent for osteoporosis and ostealgia treatment. Its treatment mechanism is quite different from products already existing in the market. Rather than inhibiting bone absorption, Uni-PTH has been shown to be effective in stimulating new bone formation on quiescent bone surface. By stimulating new bone formation, Uni-PTH can quickly improve bone quality and increase bone density within 6 months of treatment, therefore reducing fracture incidence and bone pain, especially helpful in treating patients with moderate-to-severe osteoporosis and ostealgia. Furthermore, 2nd Generation Uni-PTH improves upon the formulation of 1st Generation Uni-PTH in terms of patient convenience. On 5th May 2020, the Company announced a strategic collaboration with Swiss self-care giant Yposmed to develop 2nd Generation Uni-PTH alongside YpsoPen®, a state-of-the-art pen injector with unparalleled dosing accuracy and minimized injection pain. Together with YpsoPen®, 2nd Generation Uni-PTH is designed to provide safer long-term self-care solution for osteoporosis and ostealgia patients.
Mr. Kingsley Leung, the Chairman of Uni-Bio Science Group, said, "The approval of clinical trial application was faster than we expected. Moreover, the NMPA has been very open to new cli ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4
September 2020 - HUA Exchange
"HUAX" has registered over 1 million users, across 200 countries and
regions. HUAX (Hua Exchange) is a digital asset trading platform, registered in
Cayman Island. With the key mission of "Your own Exchange, You can
Trust", HUAX is currently offering traders with the lowest transaction
fees, a cutting-edge security system, and deep liquidity trades for digital
assets, over-the-counter and derivatives products.
HUAX sophisticated order execution engine provides
retail and institutional investors access to low fees and digital assets
markets around the world. HUAX service individual investors, institutional
investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, and financial advisors. The
team's decades of focus on building technology and high-frequency trading
automation has enabled HUAX to equip clients with a low latency trading platform
to manage and trade their investment portfolios, with the highest standards in
compliance and security protocols.
HUAX currently lists more than 30 popular digital
assets trading pairs, crypto derivatives products, and OTC platforms. These
allow investors to increase their digital assets portfolio, through US Dollar,
Malaysia Ringgit, Renminbi, and more local payment methods. HUAX operates with
a dedicated team of customer service
support operating 24 hours a day and seven days a week to deliver a
high-speed, secure, and reliable digital asset trading platform. In the product
pipeline, HUAX will introduce a range of decentralized financial products,
tokenized assets, and stable coins, for greater mainstream participation in
"Compared to other digital trading platforms, HUAX
has two main advantages, a strong community, and ecosystem development aspect.
HUAX has established partnerships with local community partners across various
countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, and more.
Collaboration with local communities to custo ......read more
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach -
4 September 2020 - JinMatic,
one of the leading SEO agencies based in Malaysia, today announced the launching
of SEO Rescue Package for social enterprises in South East Asia. This noble
initiative focuses on helping social enterprises thrive during the difficult
times of pandemic, and to improve their brand awareness and revenue. Any social
enterprises in South East Asia are entitled to SEO Rescue Package which is
totally free. The applicants will get a customized strategy plan, website
diagnosis, and market research. Comprehensive reports will be provided.
digital marketing team will carefully review the applicants' websites and
provide actionable insights on aspects such as user experience, current keyword
rankings, website architecture and content. For example, the team will analyze
the applicants' website security and loading speed, which are important factors
in improving user experience.
idea was inspired by a recent collaboration with Du Anyam that happens to be an
Indonesian social enterprise. Du Anyam aims at improving the health and
financial condition of women in the rural areas. They have also handed over 170
scholarships to students thereby giving them a shot at making a good life and
a social enterprise is more challenging than small and medium enterprise
because social enterprises have to achieve both economic sustainability and
their social mission.", said Terence Lim, founder of JinMatic. Terence
continued, "We are all going that extra mile to support one another during
this difficult, unpredictable period. By offering this package to social
enterprises, we hope we are doing our bit to support the good cause."
global pandemic seems to have hit everyone hard and so by doing a little, the
company may be able to help achieve social objectives. Social enterprises are
finding it hardest to thrive because the challenges have got bigger.
is pioneered b ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 4 September 2020 - Strong
family bonding is becoming even more pertinent amidst the challenges posed by
the COVID-19 season. To celebrate the importance of spending quality family
time over a meal and building stronger family ties, Eat With Your Family Day
(EWYFD) is encouraging more companies to allow their employees to leave work early
at least four times a year so that they can enjoy a meal together with their
Underpinned by multiple
research studies that show how connecting as a family over a meal can improve
the physical and mental health of family members, EWYFD was launched in 2013 by
the Centre for Fathering to encourage organisations to arrange for employees to
leave work at 5pm so that they can eat with their families. The initiative also
aims to remind parents to put aside time to eat with their children regularly.
Held on the last Friday
of each school term, the dates for EWYFD 2020 are 13 March, 17 July, 4
September and 20 November. It is brought
to you by MUMS for Life, DADs for Life and Centre for Fathering, in support of Made
shown that children who eat with their parents thrive emotionally, socially and
academically. It is therefore important for parents to put aside time daily,
away from work and devices, to connect with their children during meals," said Mr
Bryan Tan, CEO of DADs for Life and Centre for Fathering.
"Employers play a critical role in supporting families, as better work-life
integration leads to stronger productivity, higher staff commitment and greater
job satisfaction. As such, it is important for companies to embrace EWYFD to
nurture a family-friendly work culture. Even with employees working at home due
to COVID-19, employers can encourage them to consciously stop work early to
have a meal with their families."
Family-Friendly Work Culture
Companies su ......read more
Coalition to focus on creating a benchmark for
how local businesses work, travel and convene in the wake of the COVID-19
This is the third of several regional
coalitions that Aon will be rolling out globally
OutReach - 4
September 2020 - Aon
(NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad
range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced the formation
of a coalition of leading Singapore companies to strengthen communities and
move toward societal and economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19
The coalition, which recently held its virtual kickoff
meeting, consists of key employers from a broad set of sectors focused on re-introducing
fundamental aspects of society and the economy: working, traveling and
convening. These top Singapore organisations will collaborate to outline a set
of guidelines for businesses and communities to help restart the economy safely.
Aon has launched similar coalitions in Chicago and New York
and plans to conduct similar efforts in other cities, including London and
"We are deeply committed to the communities we operate in
and are excited to bring this important work to Singapore," said Greg Case, Aon
CEO. "We have helped our clients maintain their operations and mitigate risk
during the pandemic and believe that we have a responsibility to play a larger
role in helping organisations return to the workplace and rebuild economies
with confidence and certainty."
Convened and led by Aon, the coalition will focus on Work,
Travel and Convene efforts across leading businesses.
Na Boon Chong, Managing Director & Partner, Human Capital
Solutions, Southeast Asia, Aon said, "There is much to gain from a united approach,
and we welcome the partnership and sharing of expertise among Singapore
companies in navigating the pandemic. We are confident that with our
collaborative efforts, we can help local business leaders make better decision ......read more
ABUJA, NIGERIA - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - Syinix, a
global smart home appliance brand, will launch the brand's first
Android TV™ in Ghana and Nigeria on 15 Sep. Given the increasing demand for
smart home appliances, this will be a huge step forward for consumers to
elevate their experience and start a smart life.
The new Syinix Android TV features
a frameless screen display, Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities, 4K Ultra HD Resolution,
Dolby 5.1 Perfect Surround Sound and Android TV operating system at competitive
"Driven by the brand philosophy of
'Starting Smart Life', our goal is to empower customers to modernize and
streamline the efficiency of their life at home. We
respect for our customers mandates that we always strive to provide the best
possible value for our customers at an achievable price. Through our
collaboration with Google, we believe it will further elevate the utility of
our smart devices, and in turn, give our customers more power to enjoy their
family life in a smarter way." said Leon , Marketing Director of Syinix.
Multi-faceted Approach to Connection Gives Users Flexibility
Syinix Smart Android TV is
equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, which works with many Bluetooth devices such as
sound bars, speakers, or a keyboard and mouse to control, and increase the ease
of connection. With more options to connect to outside sound systems, it is
possible to customize the TV's functions to even better cater to large crowds
at home, such as house party guests, enabling people to enjoy socializing with
friends or family at home. Meanwhile, Android TV's comprehensive content
selection via Google Play includes 5,000+ apps and games, providing users with
all-round entertainment experience .
Frameless Display, 4K Ultra HD Resolution and Surround Sound
Creates an Immersive Entertainment Experience
The Syinix Android TV features a
frameless design, offering a greater field of vision. The TV will be sold in a
wide range sizes ranging ......read more
LEICESTER, UK - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - The emblematic Syinix mascot Mr. Fox might soon be changing his green
hoodie for a royal blue shirt! That's right, Syinix has become Leicester City Football
Club's (LCFC) official partner of home appliances. Premier League's Foxes, the
most recent first-time champions, were the heroes of the fairytale season that
defied all the odds as they lifted the Premier League trophy in 2016. In 2020
they remain a force to be reckoned with, ending the season by qualifying for
the Europa League ahead of other illustrious teams, and the team's talismanic
striker Jamie Vardy finally winning the Premier League's Golden Boot.
LCFC returned to the Premier League in 2014,
one year later Syinix was launched. Since then, the reinvented Foxes team and
Syinix have both been on a meteoric rise. Justin. Liu, General Sales Manager of
Syinix said: "Syinix is an ambitious undertaking aimed to deliver a
smart and better life to our consumers in emerging markets. LCFC is a real
challenger in the world of football. We were very impressed with their progress
and have identified them as a great ambassador to help convey our ambition to a
Head of Partnerships at Leicester City, said: "We are thrilled to welcome
Syinix to Leicester City as an Official Partner. It's great to have such an
innovative brand on board, and we look forward to working with them over the
next four seasons."
With LCFC, the next celebration is never far
away. And now, Syinix will bring fans closer to the next Vardy Party. Syinix
core belief "starting smart life" focuses at enriching customer's life
experiences. Syinix is thrilled to introduce the upcoming majestic products
with special features from LCFC players.
Syinix are ready to bring more spotlight on
LCFC and their fantastic players, as well as a chance to bring the fans closer
to players with frequent interactive campaigns, prizes, and bigger and smarter
android TV. Stay ......read more
By illuminating final stage in
money laundering process, BAE Systems report commissioned by SWIFT supports
efforts by banks to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach -
3 September 2020 - SWIFT and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
today published 'Follow the Money', a new report that describes the complex web
of money mules, front companies and cryptocurrencies that criminals use to
siphon funds from the financial system after a cyber-attack.
The report highlights the ingenuity of money
laundering tactics to obtain liquid financial assets and avoid any subsequent
tracing of the funds. For instance, cyber criminals often recruit unsuspecting
job seekers to serve as money mules that extract funds by placing legitimate
sounding job advertisements, complete with references to the organisation's diversity
and inclusion commitments. They use insiders at financial institutions to evade
or undermine the scrutiny of compliance teams carrying out know-your-customer
(KYC) and due diligence
checks on new account openings. And they convert stolen funds into assets such
as property and jewellery which are likely to hold their value and less likely
to attract the attention of law enforcement.
commissioned BAE Systems to investigate this element of the money laundering
process as part of its Customer Security Programme (CSP). The CSP continually
helps the financial community to strengthen its cyber
defences through a range of measures including mandatory controls, intelligence
sharing and thought leadership. Although there has been much research into the methods that cyber criminals
use to conduct attacks, there has been less investigation into what happens to
funds once they have been stolen. The aim of this report is to illuminate the
techniques used by cyber criminals to 'cash out' so that SWIFT's global community
of over 11,000 financial institutions, market infrastructures and corporates can
bette ......read more
than half a million products now available on Amazon.sg's new Pet Supplies
to dogs, cats, small animals, fish and aquatic pets, birds as well as reptiles
a spotlight on your pet by joining the Face of Amazon
Pets Contest and win
a chance for your pet to be featured on Amazon.sg plus walk away with over
$1,500 worth of prizes
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 September
2020 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon officially launches the Pet Supplies category on Amazon.sg
to meet the needs of Singapore's furry, feathered and finned residents. The Pet
Supplies launch offers more than half a million products catering to dogs,
cats, small animals, fish and aquatic pets, birds as well as reptiles and
amphibians. These products range from pet apparel and accessories, toys,
training and behaviour aids, food, and more, and are available today at great
prices and convenience at www.amazon.sg/pets
In celebration of pets and the new
Pet Supplies category launch, Amazon Singapore is hosting a 'Face of Amazon
Pets' contest, inviting pet owners to post pictures of their pets to win a
chance for their pet to be featured on Amazon.sg and walk away with over $1,500
worth of prizes. The contest is live from now till 10 September, 2020. More
details for the contest can be found below and in link here: amazon.sg/foap
"Our pets play such an important role in our
everyday lives and it is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our
lives and how we can become closer to each other because of them. As a pet owner
myself, I am thrilled to launch pet supplies on Amazon.sg with over half a
million items for our dearest companions. We want pet owners to have peace of
mind with this vast selection, great deals and fuss-free shopping, and spend quality
time with their pets," said Henry Low, Country Manager, Amazon Singapore.
Exclusive Deals for the Newly Launched Pet Supplies Category
T ......read more
For first eight months, contracted sales grew by 10% to RMB128.32 billion; cash collection exceeded RMB 120.00 billion HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - In August 2020, the Group achieved contracted sales of RMB25.60
billion, representing a year-on-year increase of approximately 86%
(compared to August 2019). GFA sold under contracts amounted to approximately
1,816,500 sq.m. Contracted ASP was approximately RMB 14,100 per sq.m. in August
to August 2020, the Group achieved contracted sales of RMB128.32 billion,
representing a year-on-year increase of approximately 10%. GFA sold under
contracts amounted to approximately 8,244,300 sq.m., Contracted ASP was
approximately RMB 15,600 per sq.m. from January to August 2020.
August 2020, the Group completed the following land acquisitions:
Group's Equity Interest
Planned GFA (Excluding Carpark) (sq.m.)
Attributable Consideration (RMB)
Cost (Excluding Carpark)
Refinitiv’s integrated front-to-back solution optimises newly launched Singapore-based hedge fund’s investment process SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 3 September 2020 - Refinitiv,
one of the world's leading providers of financial market data and
infrastructure to the buy-side, announced today that Singapore-based hedge
fund, WeTrust Asset Management, has adopted its end-to-end trading workflow and
data solutions to support its investment management operations. WeTrust Asset
Management, founded by Keith Wu, former Head of Equity Investment for China
Everbright Limited and three-year champion of China Securities Journal's Golden
Bull Awards, launched its flagship China focused L/S equity strategy, WeTrust
Absolute Return Growth Fund, earlier this year.
of Eikon, AlphaDesk and REDI EMS, Refinitiv provides WeTrust with a multi-broker,
cross asset, electronic execution platform whilst equipping the firm with
automated pre-post trade compliance, integrated risk, modelling, rebalancing
and live P&L for order management. This is all in addition to Eikon terminals
providing research and analytics accessibility in an integrated offering. From
a back office perspective, Refinitiv also facilitates the firm with its historical
transactions, automated reconciliation with counterparties, performance and
reporting alongside shadow NAV, dividends, corporate actions and much more.
are delighted to be part of WeTrust's growth journey in Asia and to support their
operations as the fund grows. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the
importance of having strong and robust technology infrastructure for buy-side
traders and asset managers to navigate the changing business environment. Our cloud-based
platform offers a one-stop-shop solution for hedge fund managers, providing a
seamless path to implementation and integration, yielding significant
cost-savings and agility for our professionals across the buy-side community,"
said Paul Palackel, Business Director ......read more
Company leads the professional 3D printing market fueled by customer-first approach UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Media
OutReach - 3 September 2020 - Ultimaker, the global leader in professional
3D printing, today announced that the first half of 2020 was a hallmark year
for the company thanks to several significant business breakthroughs and growth
milestones that position the company for continued expansion in the second half
of 2020 and beyond.
the first six months of the year, Ultimaker experienced double-digit growth year-over-year
globally, including over 30% growth in the US alone. This was due in part to
disruption in manufacturing from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a paradigm
shift in the global supply chain. Localized manufacturing, reduced downtime and
cost reduction have become priorities which coincided with the heighted
awareness of professional 3D printing and its impact on productivity.
Ultimaker's notable growth is evidence of this rising trend.
is the largest player in the professional 3D printing market and continues to
grow. The company has on-boarded six new resellers in the Americas and
implemented a new distribution model in the APAC region to support their
go-to-market strategy. Ultimaker's leadership position is attributed to a
customer-centric approach and commitment to maintaining transparent relationships
with its business partners and end-users.
addition to its continued business growth, Ultimaker launched two enterprise
solutions in the first half of 2020 -- Ultimaker Essentials
3D Printing Academy. Ultimaker Essentials provides professionals with an
innovation-ready software platform that enables seamless control and management
across distributed 3D printers, and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy is the
company's new eLearning platform that aids in bridging the skills gap for
manufacturers and engineers looking to leverage 3D printing in their supply
chain. Both products further Ultimake ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for everyone in various ways, we recognize lots of people have played a big part in containing the spread of the virus. In particular we wanted to thank the healthcare workers, they have been tirelessly working in a higher risk environment, sometimes away from their own families. In recognition of their commitment and hard work, Madame Tussauds Singapore is giving all Singapore's Healthcare Workers free entry into the attraction from now till 30 September 2020.
Healthcare workers need to register via madametussauds.com/singapore/en/thankyou and present a valid healthcare ID at Madame Tussauds Singapore admission counter during redemption period. In order to enjoy stardom to the fullest, their friends and family will also receive 50% off.
"Not all superheroes wear capes, and their heroic dedication and kindness have kept most of us safe, while exposing themselves to the dangers of this virus. With this token of appreciation, we hope that we can bring smiles to the healthcare heroes in Singapore while they enjoy themselves on the red carpet with their favourite celebrities" said Alex Ward, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore.
Registrants will receive a unique gift code, valid for one entry. The tickets must be redeemed in the month of September. The full experience includes; Madame Tussauds, Images of Singapore and the Spirit of Singapore boat ride.
Madame Tussauds Singapore is based on Imbiah Lookout -- Sentosa.
About Madame TussaudsMadame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity experience and the world's best known and most popular wax attraction. There are currently 23 Madame Tussauds attractions around the world. Each of the attractions is unique and tailored to the host city and visitor demographic to feature both local as well as international figures. These attractions ......read more
MINNEAPOLIS, USA -
EQS Newswire - 2 September 2020 - CWT,
the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform,
today announces a new operating structure aimed to accelerate innovation,
transformation and growth. With immediate effect, Patrick Andersen is
appointed President, RoomIt & Commercial, Niklas Andréen is
appointed President, Traveler Experience & Customer, and Michelle
McKinney Frymire is appointed President, Strategy & Transformation,
Chief Financial Officer.
Patrick Andersen - President, RoomIt & Commercial
Niklas Andréen - President, Traveler Experience and Customer
Michelle McKinney Frymire - President, Strategy & Transformation, Chief Financial Officer
The three newly created
global operating units these leaders will oversee comprise:
Commercial: Global Supplier Management,
RoomIt, Marketing, Product, Partnerships, External Communications, and
Experience & Customer: Traveler
Experience, Global Sales, and Customer Engagement, including oversight of all
Transformation: Finance, Technology, Talent &
Performance, Enterprise Projects and Strategy.
Along with these
changes, Kelly Kuhn, an outstanding leader throughout her thirty-plus year
career at CWT who has delivered market share growth and strong performance as
Chief Customer Officer over the past four years, has decided to step back from
her operating role to assume the newly created role of Special Advisor, while
remaining on the Executive Leadership Team.
Lauren Aste, Chief
Legal Officer, Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Chief Human Resources Officer, John
Pelant, Chief Technology Officer, and Chris Vukelich, Strategic Advisor, remain
in their roles and on the Executive Leadership Team.
has taken a number of additional steps to weather the challenges of the
pandemic and position for the future. The company recently announced a
successful capital raise of $250M ......read more
Understanding the infrastructure behind cybercrime helps detect and stop operations HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 2 September 2020 - Trend Micro
Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
leader in cloud security, today released research that states organizations'
on-premise and cloud-based servers are compromised, abused and rented out as
part of a sophisticated criminal monetization lifecycle.
The findings come from the second of a three-part report series
looking at how the underground hosting market operates. The findings show that
cryptocurrency mining activity should be the indicator for IT security teams to
be on high alert.
While cryptomining may not cause disruption or financial losses
on its own, mining software is usually deployed to monetize compromised servers
that are sitting idle while criminals plot larger money-making schemes. These
include exfiltrating valuable data, selling server access for further abuse, or
preparing for a targeted ransomware attack. Any servers found to contain
cryptominers should be flagged for immediate remediation and investigation.
"From dedicated bulletproof hosting to anonymizing
services, domain name provision and compromised legitimate assets, the cybercriminal
underground boasts a sophisticated range of infrastructure offerings to support
monetization campaigns of all types," said Bob
McArdle, director of forward-looking threat research for Trend Micro.
"Our goal is to raise awareness and understanding of cybercriminal
infrastructure to help law enforcement agencies, customers and other
researchers block avenues for cybercrime and drive costs up for threat
The report lists the main underground hosting services available
today, providing technical details of how they work and how criminals use them
to run their businesses. This includes a detailed description of the typical
lifecycle of a compromised server, from initial compromise to final attack.
Cloud servers are particularly exposed to co ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 September 2020 - The Walton Group of Companies ("Walton"), an
international real estate investment company specializing in providing
innovative land-based real estate products concentrated on major North American
growth corridors, announced that its Exit-Focused Land investment has been
endorsed by the Amanie Shariah Supervisory Board ("Amanie") as a Shariah-compliant
exit-focused pre-development land investment provides an innovative solution to
U.S. public homebuilders as they move to streamline and optimize their land inventory pipelines.
identifies a parcel of pre-development land that a public homebuilder desires
to develop in the near term. Concurrent to property acquisition, Walton enters
into an Exit-Focused Letter of Intent with the builder. This allows the builder
a fixed period of time to work on their development plan and to negotiate the terms
of a phase-by-phase purchase of the property. Once ready to purchase and
develop the property, the homebuilder is able to improve their return on
capital by aligning land payments with home sales activity. In turn, investors
benefit from a diversified stream of income for the duration of the development.
By working with the largest public homebuilders and focusing on the fastest
growing regions in the U.S., Walton is able to offer a unique way for investors
to diversify their portfolios with exposure to the fast-growing U.S. housing
Doherty, Chief Executive Officer
of Walton International Group, said: "We are extremely pleased
that our Exit-Focused Land investment has received the endorsement of Amanie. This is important as our expanding Muslim client
base can now be reassured that our investment products are Shariah-compliant. This
endorsement provides an opportunity for Walton to offer our land-based investment
products in Islamic Finance centers throughout our regions".
Advisors is a leading Shariah advisor ......read more
HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Sapa Thale Group considers the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and enormous difficulty of the global financial market as a good time to invest and support for startups in Vietnam in particular and around the world in general.
Mr. Mai Vu Minh (third from right) during his visit to TRB Group in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
As reported in a survey by Startup Genome, about 74% of startups in 45 countries were forced to lay off their full-time employees due to the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most startups only have enough capital to maintain their business operation for a few months while their hope to mobilize more short term capital almost "fades". This will consequently put two-thirds of all startups out of business after the ending of Covid-19 pandemic.
Startups in Vietnam are no exception as they are under great financial pressure even though the Government has a credit support package to help enterprises overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But this package only is perhaps not enough.
Billionaire Mai Vu Minh visits leaders in the word.
The New Normal
Sapa Thale leaders paid a visit and worked with TRB Group, a company founded in 1955 and based in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina). Specializing in defense and security field, TRB Group has a diverse portfolio of products and solutions. Sapa Thale shows its desire to invest in information technology, transfer and application in Vietnam and some countries around the world with an estimated capital of hundreds of millions USD.
These technology applications meet the explosive demands of connection and data processing in addition to monitoring the network to each node and ensuring the integration of network safety and security immediately upon their design and development after the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Besides its negative impact on the global economy, the Covid-19 pandemic also creates ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - On 18 August 2020, A-City Group Limited ("A-City"
or "the Company") launched its new brand concept at an event featuring the
beauty of smart living at the Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou. The event was attended
by Mr Chen Zhuo Lin, Chairman and President of Agile Group Holdings Limited ("Agile"
or "the Group", Stock code: 3383.HK) , and other senior executives of the Group,
as well as Mr Hou Yunchun, Member of the National Committee of the 12th
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Former Deputy
Director-General and Researcher of the Development Research Center of the State
Council, and President of the China Enterprises Evaluation Association, Mr Liu
Xiuchen, Former Counselor of the State Council, Former Vice President of the
Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture, and Landscape Architecture Expert
Advisor at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC, as
well as over 300 business partners and the media.
As an integral part of the
Group's diverse operations, A-City integrated its business strategy with that
of its parent company and revealed its new brand concept and core business at
the event. Specifically, it will be committed to creating great space with
intelligence and engage in the core business of ecological landscape and intelligent
home and decoration in an effort to provide services of ecological habitat and
reinforce market position as a leading ecological habitat service provider in
Zhuo Lin, Chairman and President of Agile Group Holdings Limited, and other senior management team attended the new brand
launch of A-City.
Brand Upgrade after Thirty
Years of Development
Over the past three decades, Agile has forged ahead with its
development, guided by its commitment to craftsmanship whether as a
manufacturer of premium wood furniture or a developer of award-winning rea ......read more
CHINA - Media
OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Atradius
forecasts a jump in insolvencies across Asia in 2020, with Hong Kong expected
to be one of the most affected markets across the globe. The increases are
primarily driven by the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on global
economies. Every major economy, except for China, is expected to enter
recession this year, the depth and length of which will be determined by the
ability of economies to manage health regulations and either exit lockdowns or
thrive in social distancing.
Atradius Chief Economist John
Lorié commented, "Government measures have reduced the anticipated increase in
bankruptcy filings in a range of ways. They have either shifted the threshold
for filing, reduced debtor's ability to force bankruptcy, or provided
sufficient financial support to delay filings. However, as the support programs
begin to expire, the number of filings should climb rapidly."
Among Asian economies,
Atradius forecasts insolvencies to rise 39% in Hong Kong, behind just Turkey
and the United States in the global ranking. The city's economy is in a deep
recession and there has been little or no suspension of insolvency proceedings.
However, Hong Kong's government has implemented a sizable fiscal stimulus
programme that has helped to dampen the number of insolvencies. Elsewhere in
the region, Japan, Singapore and South Korea will experience a considerable
growth in insolvencies during 2020 but see a significant decrease in 2021.
Bart Poublon, Head of Risk
for Atradius APAC said, "The pandemic has put downward pressure on Asia's
export-driven economies as global supply chains come under pressure and demand
wanes. However, as one of the first regions to reopen, Asia is well-positioned
to benefit from the rebound in economic activity, which will lead to falling rates
of insolvency in 2021.
Get the 2020 Q3 Insolvency Report here:
https://atradius.com.hk/en/publications/economic-research-2020-insolv ......read more
ZUG, SWITZERLAND - Newsaktuell - 1 September 2020 - Following substantial evidence brought up against the validity of Synova's EP 1833636 B1 by Avonisys AG in ongoing court proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court, Synova substantially limited the original patent on 14 August 2020 by means of limitation proceedings before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
Evidence proving that key, if not all, features of the claims of EP 1833636 B1 as granted had either been realized in numerous machines sold prior to the filing date of the patent application or were already in the public domain by means of other public disclosure, seems to have pushed Synova's management to limit the original patent in an effort to maintain protection for at least some of the originally claimed subject-matter.
Synova's move supports Avonisys' view that most, if not all, of EP 1833636 B1's claims were invalid in the light of the quality and overwhelming amount of evidence. It also casts additional and significant doubt on the legitimacy of Synova's original patent infringement proceedings against Avonisys AG.
"All the facts are on the table now and we remain confident that the competent Swiss court will draw the right conclusions in this case soon", comments Stephan Mohren, Chairman of the Board of Directors Avonisys AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
About AvonisysAvonisys is an engineering and technology company based in Zug, Switzerland. It develops and produces state-of-the-art waterjet laser technology that is designed to pair well with modern high-performance and high power fiber lasers. Also branded as "Laser Micro Milling" technology, it offers fully integrated laser machines as well as waterjet laser integration packages for plug-and-play integration with 3rd party CNC machines. Market feedback confirms that customers worldwide appreciate Avonisys' robust technology performance and user-friendly system operation. ......read more
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Chubb announced today the launch of Enterprise
Guard Plus with enhanced benefits to its existing business package insurance policy
in Hong Kong SAR. The enhanced product offers greater coverage for the evolving
needs of businesses, in particular for new exposures due to COVID-19.
With the movement restrictions severely impacting business operations and
the economy, more businesses have shifted their operations online. At the same
time, corporate IT departments have also
had to focus resources on keeping networks up and running, potentially
impacting their ability to detect malicious activity quickly. In response to
this, the enhanced plan comes with an optional legal liability cover that
protects businesses when handling personal data.
Here are highlights of the new and enhanced
Newly added material damage cover
includes daily cash benefits, exhibition materials, and accidental glass breakage.
New for old cover for damaged
Double up increased costs of work in
case of business interruption.
Fraudulent use of company credit card.
Legal liability extended to cover
bodily injury arising from activities arranged by social and welfare club.
Optional legal liability cover that protects
businesses when handling personal data.
Stanley Wong, President of Chubb's general
insurance business in Hong Kong SAR said, "With the on-going pandemic and
business restrictions in Hong Kong, SMEs are the hardest hit in the economic downturn.
We understand the emerging risks as businesses adapt their operations to the
new normal. With Enterprise Guard Plus, we have tailored coverage to respond to
the evolving risks so that SMEs can sustain their core business with confidence."
For more information about Chubb's Enterprise
Guard Plus Insurance, please visit chubb.com/hk-en/business/business-pack-insurance.aspx.
highlights are an ......read more
8200 series Android TVs delight with bright picture, clear sound, smooth motion, and easy control SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - The new Philips 8200 series of 4K UHD LED Android TVs are now
available. The 8200 series TVs are available in four screen sizes: 50",
55", 65", and the 70" flagship, the PUT8215. These slim new LED
TVs transform home entertainment with immersive visuals and amazing sound, plus
the ultimate in ease-of-use features to ensure you're always in control.
Real color. Smooth motion. Incredible depth
The P5 Perfect Picture Engine gets the most out of the stunning 4K LED
screen, bringing you to another realm of visual experience, by always
delivering perfection, whatever the video source. Details have more depth. Colors
are vivid, but skin tones remain natural. Contrast is so crisp you'll feel
every detail, and motion is so smooth that you'll never lose sight of the ball,
no matter how fast the play. The P5 Engine is backed up by the fidelity of
Dolby Vision, ensuring you'll enjoy all the same contrast, brightness and color
that the director intended.
Your Philips TV is specifically designed to get the most out of the latest
HDR10+ video format. High Dynamic Range Plus redefines in-home entertainment
through advances in contrast and color, as levels are adjusted to provide the
best picture, from frame to frame. No matter whether it's the latest
blockbuster or your favorite series, colors are truer, shadows are deeper, and
bright surfaces shine.
Crisp sound. Hear every word
This TV series' remarkably clear sound, with well-balanced audio from
full-range speakers, lets you hear every word, in every scene -- for crisp,
clear dialogue, and punchy effects. Dolby Atmos technology further ensures
spacious sound with clarity, detail, and depth. Twin 10W full range speakers
provide 20 watts of output power to fill the room with sound, and there's
optical digital audio out for external speakers.
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Bank announces new Client Experience & Conduct Group within organizational structure DUBAI, UAE - EQS Newswire - 1 September 2020 - Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Rania Nerhal as its Chief Client Experience & Conduct Officer. Rania will be leading the bank's newly formed Client Experience & Conduct Group (CXCG).
The new division will be responsible for enhancing the bank's client experience strategy. It will also ensure that business continues to be conducted efficiently, ethically and effectively, and all policies are clearly and regularly communicated to all clients.
Rania joined Mashreq in February 2018 as Head of Public Sector, Healthcare, Education & Energy. Under her leadership, relevant sector teams have established the MEED Energy Club as well as Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Forum which are landmark achievements to Mashreq's positioning within the respective industries, and which helped create market awareness of Mashreq's strong sector capabilities.
Rania brings more than 25 years of experience in client relationship management in the banking industry. Before joining Mashreq, she held executive management roles such as Head of Client Corporate Coverage and Head of Large Corporates & Public Sector at Egyptian American Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, and Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait. Most recently she was with HSBC, where in addition to her role as Senior Corporate Banker, she was Head of Corporate Banking, Dubai, where she led corporate banking coverage teams in charge of a large portfolio of diversified industries and segments.
Commenting on the announcement, Ahmed Abdelaal, Group CEO of Mashreq Bank said: "It gives me great pleasure to announce Rania as our Chief Client Experience & Conduct Officer. Having worked with her for the past few years, I am confident that she is the best person suited to take on this new role. Customer-centricity has always been at the heart of everythin ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September
2020 - Southco Asia Ltd., a
subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access
solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access
solutions and hinges/ positioning technology, has expanded its successful line of rotary latch actuators with a new
version that combines keyless electronic locking with modern design. Southco's
AC-11-EM Rotary Latch Actuator with electronic locking functionality eliminates
the need for mechanical key access when connected to a remote access controller,
such as a key fob, or to an existing control system, such as a button located
within a vehicle's interior.
AC-11-EM Rotary Latch Actuator
Rotary Latch Actuator with electronically controlled locking features a flush
mount oval shape that complements modern industrial styling. With its recessed
handle design, the AC-11-EM eases operation when opening panels and doors with
a gloved hand, while reducing snag and catch points.
heavy duty design and corrosion resistant construction, the AC-11-EM provides
robust protection for outdoor applications including off-highway entry doors
and specialty vehicle storage panels. Available with a variety of key locking
options, the AC-11 provides direct, single or multipoint actuation of a
"The AC-11-EM Rotary Latch
Actuator with electronic locking provides a convenient upgrade to
electronic access control," said Global Product Manager Cindy Bart. "The
rounded edge provides a sleek look that complements applications where
dependable remote actuation of a connected rotary latch is critical."
About SouthcoSouthco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of
engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and
ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in
product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world's most
recognized brands create value ......read more
i6TG customers to access OneWire.com and Matchbook.io across Asia-Pacific region HONG KONG, CHINA/SINGAPORE/TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - OneWire,
the leading online recruitment platform for the financial services industry,
today announced the offering of its suite of products to Asian based customers
through a partnership with i6TG. i6TG is
a human resource service solutions provider in Japan and is a member of the TG
Group, which is a regional human resource services consultancy with direct
investments in human resource solution companies in the Asia Pacific region,
namely Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan
the partnership, i6TG customers will be able to advertise open job positions in
different cities and countries and search from over 700K candidates on
OneWire.com to source and recruit talent in the financial services sector. Hiring managers will also be able to join
Matchbook.io, a role-based talent marketplace that presents screened and vetted
finance talent ready to make a career move, while interviewing candidates all
free of charge. Matchbook charges a
reduced success fee if a hire is made, limiting the up-front risk, and putting
the firm in control of the hiring process.
strategic alliance with i6TG will allow multi-national financial services firms
to utilize our global sourcing and recruiting
platform across Asia, while we leverage local expertise to build and cultivate
commercial business relationships on the ground", said Eric Stutzke, CEO of
OneWire. Stutzke continued, "We feel
there is an enormous market opportunity to launch our recruiting platform
across the Asian markets especially given the uncertainty in Hong Kong, as
finance firms and workers evaluate transitioning their business and career to
different countries in the Asia Pacific rim. We are well positioned to follow the flow of assets and human capital
across the region."
Ryuji Sato, CEO of i6TG s ......read more
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 31
August 2020 - The
second season of "The Bridge" by Malaysian production company Double Vision was
recently nominated for four categories including "Best Asian Drama for a
Regional / International Market" at the inaugural ContentAsia Awards.
The category is for drama
programming made in Asia for more than a single market in the region, or for a
regional or international/global audience.
It was also nominated for Best
TV Format Adaptation (Scripted) in Asia while the show's executive producer TJ
Lee was nominated for Best Director of a Scripted TV Programme. Malaysian actor
Bront Palarae, who plays the character Megat Jamil in the show, was nominated
for Best Male Lead in a TV Programme.
The ContentAsia Awards honour
the best of Asian content and are hosted by Content Asia, one of the region's
foremost entertainment industry information platforms.
"The Bridge is one of the
biggest shows to come out of Southeast Asia although it did take us a while to
get noticed. But we persevered and to be recognised at the inaugural
ContentAsia Awards as among the best in Asia is a great validation of our work!"
"To be recognised at the same
level as some of the region's largest and very established players is testimony
to Double Vision's potential and capability to produce high quality content,"
Season One -- broadcast on Hong
Kong-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platform Viu, HBO Asia and
Malaysia's largest terrestrial broadcaster, Media Prima -- was the first Asian
adaptation of the original Swedish-Danish production of Hans Rosenfeldt's
Nordic noir crime television series.
A unique deal structure for
the first season -- which was Malaysia's entry for "Best Drama" and "Best
Adaptation of an Existing Format" at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards --
saw the three broadcasters unprecedentedly sharing broadcast rights across 27
territories for the premiere of the licensed format show from in ......read more
KENYA - Media
OutReach - 31
August 2020 - Infinix,
a global leader in consumer electronics
market, is tipped to partner with Sally
Karago, an award-winning international fashion designer, to launch the Zero 8
smartphone in the Kenyan market. This partnership with a high-end designer is
geared towards raising the Infinix's brand position and perception in the
market as a high end phone. This is also part of a broader push to combine tech
with fashion to create products that are a fusion of design and innovation.
the company, Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and able to compete
and be the face of this new direction as a fashion-conscious brand. This
direction is very much in tandem with the expected target customers, whose
lifestyle could be described as image and fashion-conscious and trendy, with a
taste for high end gadgets.
"Infinix will continue to play its key role in developing
devices that meet the market needs as well as technology of the day that endear
users to the future lifestyle aspirations", said Mike Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager.
international acclaim, Sally will be a sure bet in designing garments to be worn
by three celebrities currently working with Infinix. Inspired by the Turkana
culture, Sally's fashion collection will be made using local African fabrics
and beads for accessories (all drawn from the Turkana culture). The design will
feature diamond shaped elements which is the main design concept for the Zero 8
smartphone. Below is a sneak peek of how the garments will appear.
accessories, including beads, which will also be drawn from Sally's Turkana
collection experience, would feature the main colors of the Infinix brand,
which are green, black and white. Sally will also design shirts to be won by
Infinix sales representatives, these will feature the diamond shaped elements,
as well as ethnic fabrics that resonate with the Infinix brand colors, thus
creating an integration ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Hong Kong's social
impact program to combat postpartum depression, was recognized at Marketing
Awards 2020, receiving the GOLD award in 'The Best Use of
Content' category, and a Bronze award in the 'Best PR Campaign -- Corporate
Social Responsibility' category.
Launched in 2019, the award-winning campaign 'Happy mom,
Healthy baby' is a territory-wide movement to stop the silent struggle of
postpartum depression and support the emotional wellbeing of postpartum women. With
the extensive support of healthcare professionals specializing in psychiatry
and psychology, social workers, registered nurses and midwives, MJN provides substantial
support and a comprehensive platform to empower postpartum women and their
families to embrace behavioural and perception changes towards postpartum
"We exist to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless
pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world. In line with Mead Johnson Nutrition's
brand mission of empowering mothers to nourish their child for the best start
in life, we have been working closely with healthcare experts to provide
professional support on new mothers' wellbeing, from their nutrition needs,
physical health, to emotional wellness," said Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, General
Manager Hong Kong & Taiwan, Health. "It's an honour to be recognised for
our ongoing efforts to make a positive difference in the community. We are
committed to becoming an influential leader by building a more caring and
inclusive community through meaningful social impact programs."
Every one in ten postpartum women in Hong Kong suffer from
and this can be a worrying topic for mothers. To turn the complex medical
information into friendly, light and interactive message that resonates with
mothers, the campaign featured an authentic story about a celebrity combating
postpartum mood swings. With its extensive ......read more
Hong Kong also ranked the fourth most attractive data center location in APAC HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Investment into data centers in Asia Pacific (APAC) is on the rise with the total
transaction volume between 2018 and 2020 totalling USD 5.70 billion, 7.2x that
between 2015 and 2017. Despite the pandemic outbreak, investment activity in
the sector remains relatively robust with the total transaction volume in APAC
over the first eight months of 2020 reaching USD 1.43 billion, about 56% of the
Highly sought after by investors and owner-operators, Hong
Kong accounted for 54% of total investment into the APAC data center market in
2020 to date. Among the most notable transactions, China Mobile secured an
industrial government site for HKD 5.60 billion in July. The record high A.V. of
HKD 5,967 per sq ft was 56% higher than the closest bid; demonstrating the
eagerness of the buyer to secure a data center site amidst limited supply.
Hong Kong is an ideal data center location. According
to the latest research by Cushman & Wakefield, the city ranked the fourth most
attractive data center location in APAC, trailing Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Hong
Kong ranked highest in terms of low tax rate and low climate risks and ranked
in the middle in the categories of fiber connectivity, market maturity, and electricity costs. However, it scored poorly on its high real
As of end-2Q20, total data center stock in Hong Kong amounted to 7.9
million sq ft, of which 80% was dominated by 10 operators including the two
largest local operators -- SUNeVision and PCCW Solutions (which account for 31% of
the market area). International operators collectively occupy around 30% and
Cushman & Wakefield expects the
proportion of these non-local operators in the market will continue to increase
over the near-term due to their pre-commitments of new projects in the supply pipeline.
the next four years, a combi ......read more
Tested and proven to deactivate 99.9% of viruses SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Jestac, a leading interior
specialist company, has launched Lonprotect, Singapore's first antiviral vinyl wallpaper
and flooring. Lonprotect uses an advanced
antiviral technology from Japan that is able to reduce the effectiveness of
contagious viruses by 99.9% within an hour. The technology has been tested on the
avian coronavirus and the avian influenza virus (H5N3), which hail from the
same coronavirus family as the flu and COVID-19 viruses.
COVID-19 continuing to be a serious concern around the world, individuals and
businesses are looking for long-term solutions that ensure safety in their
environments. Unlike disinfectants, the antiviral technology in Lonprotect
products remains effective around the clock and in the long run.
times of a pandemic, everyone looks for a safer option for their everyday needs.
Lonprotect uses an advanced technology that is tested and proven to safeguard
against viruses. We are glad to be the first to introduce this functional and
low-maintenance wallpaper and flooring solution for anyone looking for the
additional layer of protection within their spaces," says Keith Cheong, Business Development Manager of
viruses come into contact with a Lonprotect surface, the active agents in the
vinyl chloride resin layer destroy the living envelope of the virus. As the
virus cannot survive without its envelope, it cannot replicate and is
addition to having antiviral properties and requiring little to no maintenance,
Lonprotect products also inhibit the growth of infection-causing bacteria such
as E.Coli. The vinyl wallpaper prevents the growth of mould and keeps the walls
clean and safe. Tested by scientists from Tottori University in Japan, the
antiviral effect of the wallpaper and flooring is proven to be effective in the
antiviral wall ......read more
Seizes the demand of new infrastructure and develops high-end aluminium products Carries on the spirit of innovation to strengthen product advantages Results Highlights:
Seized the demand of new infrastructure, and continued to leverage the synergistic advantages of its three core businesses.
Resumed operation and production in the second quarter, with all businesses progressed in an orderly manner.
Recorded sustained income from aluminium alloy formwork leasing business.
Contributed to light-weight development to bring about the green and smart development in the transportation sector.
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 August 2020 - China Zhongwang Holdings Limited ("China Zhongwang" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries the "Group"; stock code: 01333), a world-leading fabricated aluminium products developer and manufacturer, announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 ("the Period under Review"). During the Period under Review, the Group recorded an overall sales volume of approximately 351,637 tonnes, with total revenue amounting to approximately RMB8.66 billion. Profit for the period was approximately RMB530 million, while earnings per share amounted to approximately RMB0.07.
Mr. Lu Changqing, Chairman and President of China Zhongwang, said, "Major breakthroughs will be seen in the application of aluminium alloy products in areas that are significantly beneficial to the society as new infrastructure construction (the "new infrastructure") is being carried out gradually in the relevant fields, coupled with the acceleration of the industrialisation of aluminium fabrication. The Group will continue to leverage the synergistic advantages of its three core businesses and the first-mover advantages of its cutting-edge technologies and innovative products, so as to seize the opportunities for development. Meanwhile, the Group will further expand the application of aluminium alloy products in various fields, ......read more
Operating Profit From Marketed Pharmaceutical Products Recorded an Increase of 126.6%
Expanding R&D Activity in Antibody Drug Development to Diversify Product Portfolio
HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 28 August 2020 - A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company -- Uni-Bio Science Group Limited ("Uni-Bio Science", together with its subsidiaries referred to as the "Group", stock code: 0690.HK), is pleased to announce its interim results for six months ended 30 June 2020 (the "Period"). During the Period, the Group recorded a turnover of HK$67.4 million, representing a decrease of approximately 30.7% year-on-year. It is mainly attributable to substantial decrease in sales recorded from February to April due to the limited hospital services and decrease patient flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the sales rebound significantly in May and June, which exceeded the monthly performance of the same period of last year, showing a V-curve market recovery, operating profit from marketed pharmaceutical products reached HK$1.7 million, representing an increase of 126.6%. Excluding the one-off gains of HK$65.9 million from the disposals of a subsidiary and material assets in the first half of 2019, there was a improvement of HK$9.5 million for the Period, from a loss of HK$21 million in first half of 2019 to a loss of HK$11.5 million in the first half of 2020.
The Group has numerous innovative biologic drugs and quality generic products undergoing late stage R&D. Amid the pandemic, many of these projects have not been significantly impacted.
High Quality Generic Products
Pinup® (voriconazole) has completed all Bioequivalence ("BE") experiments, which will obtain BE certification in the second half of 2020. Pinup is expected to become the second BE approved voriconazole in China. With only a limited numbers of competitors in the market, passing BE will provide Pinup® solid competitive advantages. On the other hand, Bokangtai® ("Mitiglinide"), a first ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 28 August 2020 - The 10th "Consumer
Caring Scheme" organised by GS1 Hong Kong
is now open for applications. Hong Kong companies from all trades are cordially
invited to apply before the closing date 30th September 2020. The judging criteria for
this year has been revised taken account into the latest situation, with focus
on four aspects: "Consumer Centric", "Strive for Quality", "Keeping Promises"
and "Care for Employee".
the local retail sales continues to plunge, Peter Shiu, Legislative Councilor for
the Wholesale and Retail functional constituency, said besides
relying on the support from the Government, property developers or major landlords,
the industry must also be proactive in times of adversity. "While Hong Kong
Government needs to revitalize the market after the epidemic, SMEs must also be
customer-centric and transform to address the latest trends in the consumption
market. Providing seamless, quality service in both physical and digital
worlds, and the tenacity to improvement, are vital to navigate through the
crisis. I hope the industry can capitalise on technology to their tradition, to
drive Hong Kong forward to the next generation of economy."
from discounts, premium service quality is also key to customers' loyalty and
repeat purchase, especially in the beleaguered market. CATALO, a leading health
supplement brand in Hong Kong, agreed with the notion and planned to join the
Consumer Caring Scheme 2020. "We know integrating online and offline experience
for consumers is important, so we put QR codes next to every product in our retail
stores to provide detailed product information and let shoppers to easily shop
online. They can also use Whatsapp and mini-program in WeChat to buy our
products or contact our customer service." said Canace Lin, Chief Marketing
Officer and Executive Director. "The Consumer Care Award keeps reminding us to
put consumer and employees at the centre of what we do, and make ......read more