- EQS Newswire - April 9, 2020 - BH Miner and BH Miners Box, two
recently launched cryptocurrency miners from BitHull S.A ( www.BitHull.com ),
are now available for a lucrative promotional offer. Anyone purchasing three of
these extraordinarily profitable FPGA miners is now entitled to receive one
more miner absolutely free of cost. This promotional offer will remain active
until April 30.
BH Miner is the basic product from BitHull S.A that
has been designed specifically for the newbies looking to try their hand in
crypto mining. BH Miners Box, on other hand, is a combination of six BH Miner
with serious profit making potential. Both these miners can be used for mining
Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero.
Both Products can generate Return of Investment
within one month and they are delivered pre-configured to customers, so is not
required any level of knowledge to start mining and generate profits within one
"We are pleased to announce that anyone purchasing
three or more miners from us will now receive one miner for no additional cost
whatsoever. This promotion is specifically for the mining enthusiasts looking
to build an extremely profitable home based mining business," said Matias
Milet, Vice President of BitHull S.A.
For more details, please visit https://www.bithull.com/About BitHull S.A:
BitHull S.A is a technology company dedicated to developing
next-generation hardware for cryptocurrency mining. The company is run by a
team of experts with a track record of delivering world-class tech components
such as FPGA chips to numerous industry heavyweights.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9
April 2020 - Singaporean digital marketing agency, Digitrio Pte Ltd, has
launched a new memes site to entertain the world during the fight against
Laughter & Cheers
At a time when businesses are facing an
uncertain future and the public is worried about the impact of COVID-19, the
team at Digitrio felt that they wanted to do something to provide a distraction
and to make people laugh. Using their industry expertise and creativity, the
team set up and launched a new memes website, https://coronavirus-memes.xyz/,
to spread smiles and joy.
As panic levels rise in Singapore and
countries across the world, the new website is designed to cheer people up, to
reduce stress and anxiety levels and give visitors something to laugh about.
The idea is based on the notion that laughter is the best medicine.
With the majority of people staying at home
during the coming weeks and months, finding alternative sources of
entertainment has become increasingly crucial. Digitrio's memes site provides
an escape from the hard-hitting news headlines and reports, spreading cheer at
a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges. The platform is a
curation of memes over the internet and with some of their own creation. The
unique platform is likely to prove popular, as people take to networks and
sites to share memes, offer light relief and stay connected with friends and
Digitrio is hoping to bring a smile to
people's faces during the coronavirus crisis, but the company is also eager to
support and assist businesses. Specializing in digital marketing and driving
traffic, Digitrio is offering a special Go-to-Market SEO package that provides 2 months FREE for customers who sign up
for an yearly SEO contract during this crisis. With more people working from
home and spending time in their homes, now is the time to take advantage of t ......read more
Senoko Energy diversifies its promotional
electricity bundles and price plans to service their consumers.The
LifePower24 electricity bundles now offer greater personalisation for customers
to enjoy lifestyle and entertainment promotions.New
and existing consumers get access to Senoko Energy's rewards programme which
includes a suite of lifestyle discounts, promotions and giveaways.
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - April 9, 2020 - Senoko Energy is rolling out LifePower24
electricity bundles that are cost-effective and focused on consumption habits
of consumers. The offerings of lifestyle services and entertainment packs are
suited to meet different needs in the market.
As Singapore's largest power generation company, Senoko Energy has
been serving the electricity needs of the market since 1977 and has a legacy of
expertise from delivering electricity to the national grid as well as retail
energy packages in the contestable market.
H2 Senoko Energy Value Bundles For Homeowners
With private retailers coming into the open electricity market,
continual innovation and pricing strategies benefit consumers through
customised value energy deals. Just how much can the liberalisation of the
electricity market benefit the end consumer when it comes to savings?
Ultimately, it comes down to usage, lifestyle and preferences.
The LifePower24 electricity product bundles from Senoko Energy
offer homeowners an attractive rate of 18.10 cents/kWh along with other
benefits - including rebates and lifestyle value add-ons. These price plans run for 24 months, giving you the
certainty of a fixed rate for your electricity bills.
Homeowners are encouraged to pick the electricity bundle plan that
best fits their needs and there is no better time to revisit electricity price
plans than now. With more people working from home and students transitioning
to full home-based learn ......read more
Cybersecurity must be considered at all points of a cloud migration HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
the global leader in cloud security,
today released the findings from research into cloud security, which
highlights human error and complex deployments open the door to a wide range of
Gartner predicts that by 2021, over 75% of midsize and
large organizations will have adopted multi-cloud or hybrid IT strategy.
As cloud platforms become more prevalent, IT and DevOps teams face additional
concerns and uncertainties related to securing their cloud instances.
This newly released report reaffirms that
misconfigurations are the primary cause of cloud security issues. In fact,
Trend Micro Cloud One -- Conformity identifies 230 million misconfigurations on
average each day, proving this risk is prevalent and widespread.
"Cloud-based operations have become the rule rather than the exception,
and cybercriminals have adapted to capitalize on misconfigured or mismanaged
cloud environments," said Greg Young, vice president of cybersecurity for Trend
Micro. "We believe migrating to the cloud can be the best way to fix security
problems by redefining the corporate IT perimeter and endpoints. However, that
can only happen if organizations follow the shared responsibility model for
cloud security. Taking ownership of cloud data is paramount to its protection,
and we're here to help businesses succeed in that process."
The research found threats and security weaknesses in
several key areas of cloud-based computing, which can put credentials and
company secrets at risk. Criminals capitalizing on misconfigurations have
targeted companies with ransomware, cryptomining, e-skimming and data
online tutorials compounded the risk for some businesses leading to mismanaged
cloud ......read more
- Media OutReach - 9
April 2020 - Truly, you can do just about anything online these days, and
SK Jewellery is here to prove that.
jewellery retailer brand -- SK Jewellery Group announces the launch of their new
suite of digital services for customers -- to book a virtual appointment session
within the comforts of their own home.
process of purchasing an engagement ring, or high-value luxury jewellery is
typically not done over the web. As the phrase goes -- "seeing is believing".
Many customers choose to see jewellery pieces in person first before putting
their card down to purchase.
as non-essential stores temporarily close and more importantly, people stay
home for safe social distancing measures -- SK Jewellery Group decides to
provide their customers with a similar, personalized consultation. One that is
conducted in person, just not physically.
way it works: A customer can view and book a virtual consultation over the
website at a click of a button, before being directed to answer a quick series
of questions for the sales consultant to better understand his requirements.
Upon confirmation, a remote session will be scheduled with the customer,
conducted over screen conferencing app Zoom.
the session, the sales consultants would show in-live the various designs of
appeal, as well as conducting an education session for the customers. This
online concierge service would be made available across the entire suite of
brands -- SK Jewellery, Love & Co. and Star Carat Shop.
offering a new touchpoint, SK Jewellery Group hopes to be able to better engage
its customers and walk hand in hand with its customers through this challenging
climate. To further encourage its customers, SK Jewellery Group would be
incentivizing the first 20 customers with complimentary Grabfood and E-store
all jewellery lovers out there, check out this new ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Family
ownership in modern corporations -- despite being highly commonplace with
household names such as Walmart, Volkswagen and Ford being high profile
family-controlled examples in the West -- has a bad reputation in emerging
markets. Critics often argue that family managers often underperform their
professional counterparts, and if they make unpopular decisions, it is often
passed off as self-serving behaviour or made at the expense of public
Contrary to this view that family-owned businesses carry
substantial governance burden, new research by The Chinese University of Hong
Kong (CUHK) Business School has found that among Chinese family-owned
businesses, those with high family member involvement in management typically
engage in fewer problematic transactions, benefiting minority shareholders in
Family and Corporate Governance, the study was conducted by Joseph
Fan, Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of
Finance at CUHK Business School in collaboration with Dr. Xin Yu, Senior
Lecturer at The University of Queensland Business School.
Examining more than 1,200 emerging Chinese publicly-traded
private sector firms, Prof. Fan and his collaborator looked at whether and how
the partition and allocation of ownership rights within a firm's controlling
families enhances or weakens corporate governance from both the controlling
owners and public investors' perspective.
The study divided conflicts within family owned businesses
into three types. The first two types are widely recognized; they consist of
conflict of interest between owners and managers, and that between the
controlling family and minority shareholders. The researchers argued that a
third type of conflict may arise as the family size grows and ownership rights
spread among family member ......read more
Revel in the high life across resorts in 6 countries Work like the rich -- let your money work for you while you
truly live lifeFly in private jets; stay in luxury resorts; dine like royalty
and be chauffeured in a Rolls Royce with The Club Token membership
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND, UK - Media OutReach - April 8, 2020 - The Club Token is the world's
first luxury membership that offers its members the high life across 11 gaming
resorts in 6 countries.
Members enjoy luxurious
privileges as they are enveloped in a lifestyle like the rich and famous. The
Club Token (TCT) is an innovative membership that rewards every member in
digital assets that provide immediate utility whether they want to play online
or at all clubs and resorts across various destinations.
TCT's benefits are accessible
via a mobile application that allows members to invest, earn rewards, book
resorts, play in our gaming lounge and arrange for transfers anytime they
fancy. This mobile application is available on both Android and IOS
With the official launch of the
TCT mobile application today, anyone can now sign up as a member. They have 30
days as a free member to understand the benefits and rewards they want to earn
before finally committing to what suits them best.
Upon registration, members earn
their rewards as club tokens and credit which serve as a utility currency fully
interoperable across markets. Members can dispense with carrying funds across
borders this way as TCT facilitates spending in all its resorts.
The founder and CEO of TCT,
Henry Shterenberg, worked with several casinos eventually forming a consortium
to offer a range of benefits and support a global membership program with a
focus on the luxury life, benefits and privileges. Mr. Shterenberg is the
President of The World Trade Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine. He was Chairman of
international think-tank Horasis Ukraine in 2018 and is an ......read more
leader in express logistics takes top spot in "Multinational" category for the
fourth time since 2016DHL
Express has received 53 different awards for its workplace culture in 2019 --
bringing the total number of awards won since 2014 to 245
- Media OutReach - April 8, 2020 - DHL Express,
the world's leading international express service provider, has been recognized
as the best place to work in a 2020 employer ranking from Great Place to Work®.
This marks the second time that DHL Express has taken the top spot on the list
of Best Workplaces in Asia for two years in a row.DHL Express has been ranked by Great Place to Work® as the Best Workplace in Asia for the fourth time since 2016.
"We are honored to be recognized as the Best
Workplace in Asia for the second consecutive year. At DHL Express, we are
committed to creating an environment where all employees can thrive and reach
their full potential. Whether it is through our annual Employee Opinion Survey,
our award-winning Certified training programs, or our push for greater
diversity, we want to make sure our employees have their Best Day Every Day at
work," said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
The global people analytics and consulting firm identifies
the top organizations that create great workplaces through its annual Best
Workplaces in Asia list. For the 2020 award, more than 2.2 million employees participated
in the survey in eight Asian countries where Great Place to Work® is
In particular, DHL Express was recognized for its
continuous investment in leadership development and talent growth, including
its Certified International Specialist (CIS) and Certified International
Manager (CIM) programs that have provided more than 320,000 training sessions
to employees in Asia Pacific. This series of training is meant to create a
powerful sense of community that enables employees to combi ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 8 April 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 introduced
a new product to its industry-recognized line of DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fasteners
that enables end users to easily fasten and unfasten with a quick, quarter-turn
motion in limited-space applications. Southco's DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line
Quarter-Turn Fastener features a reduced head diameter, allowing it to be
installed in tight spaces and easily accessed via hand or tool actuation.
Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener
Southco's DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn
Fastener features a captive, spring-loaded design that provides accurate,
secure engagement and vibration resistance, while helping to prevent damage
caused by over tightening. Available in press in and flare in installation
styles, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available in a variety of stud lengths and
mating receptacle options to accommodate varying panel thicknesses. The DZUS®
D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener is available with corrosion-resistant
steel or UV-resistant prism color over molded heads which allow users to easily
differentiate application zones.
compact design footprint and
quick quarter-turn to fasten operation, Southco's new DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line
Quarter-Turn Fastener saves time and ensures efficient end user connectivity in
server chassis and telecom applications," said Global Product Manager Jim
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 for their customers with i ......read more
Poly Brings the Award-Winning Polycom and Plantronics Partner Programs Together for Innovative Program Built on Best Practices SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - April 8, 2020 - Plantronics,
Inc. ("Poly" -- formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global
communications company that powers meaningful human connection and
collaboration, today unveils a new Poly partner program that combines the award-winning
Polycom and Plantronics programs under a comprehensive and convenient model that
is accessible for partners at all levels. The global program features a new unified
portal with easy, real-time access to all assets, training, tools and content that
partners need to successfully go to market.
"We've reimagined our program to encourage
participation from a broad range of partners and made it more beneficial to
partner with Poly," said Nick Tidd, vice president of global channel sales for
Poly. "Our partners consistently tell us that their success depends on their
ability to differentiate based on reputation, service delivery capability, and
complementary skills. Our goal is to help all partners successfully stand out
in the market."
Poly aims to be the solution of choice whenever
and wherever collaboration clouds reach people and delivers the breadth of
smart devices and services that help partners capitalize on the many different
ways people communicate and collaborate today. The new
program, which brings together more than 15,000 partners around the world
between Plantronics and Polycom, is designed so partners of all sizes can more
easily deliver the most compelling and customized solutions to their customers.
The Poly partner program shifts the evaluation
of partner levels from a focus on revenue to an emphasis on involvement with
Poly to support innovation and mutual growth. The model is built around three categories:
Capabilities, ensuring a deep knowledge base
thr ......read more
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - EQS Newswire - April 7, 2020 - As the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause havoc across the globe, the
world of crypto mining is quietly experiencing a revolution. BitHull S.A (
www.BitHull.com ), a technology company, has recently introduced two crypto
miners that have created a new lease of life for mining enthusiasts locked up
in home quarantine. Built around the latest Field Programmable Gate Array or
FPGA technology, the products create an unprecedented profit earning potential
for the newbies as well as crypto mining experts.
Both the multi-algorithm miners from BitHull can be used for mining Bitcoin,
Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. BH Miner is the basic product from the company
with a moderate power consumption of 550W. BH Miners Box, on the other hand, is
a combination of six BH Miner units connected to each other. The units generate
very low noise, and hence, can be used at home or any other place.
BH Miner: 360 TH/s, 60 GH/s, 15 GH/s, and 3 MH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin,
Ethereum, and Monero respectively.
BH Miners Box: 2160 TH/s, 360 GH/s, 90 GH/s, and 18 MH/s for Bitcoin,
Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero respectively.
Profit and Power Consumption (BH Miners Box):
Bitcoin: $7951.95 profit per month
Litecoin: $18.64k profit per month
Ethereum: $25.78k profit per month
Monero: $29.06k profit per month
The power cost is $285 per month and the calculations were made based on the
cost of $0.12/kWh. BitHull recommends all its customers to verify the above
details in real time using a reliable online calculator.
Regardless of any price fluctuation or mining difficulty changes, both
products will remain profitable.
"Today, empowering individuals with home-based income opportunities is
imperative," said Matias Milet, Vice President of BitHull S.A. "We
are proud to address the need of the hour with our miners that bring super-fast
return on investment and huge profits." ......read more
- Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Bityard, the world's leading
digital contract trading platform, has officially launched. According to
industry authoritative sources, Bityard has received a strategic investment
from a US hedge fund worth 10 million dollars, creating a precedent in the
industry for complex contracts and simple transactions. At Bityard, our
ambition is to foster research and development of relevant forward-looking
technology, overseas market expansion, and ecological construction of our brand
Bityard was founded in November 2019 and is headquartered in
Singapore. It is the world's leading digital currency contract trading
platform, regulated by the American Money Services Businesses, Singaporean
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), and the MTR of Estonia
for the European Union. In Southeast Asia, Bityard will strive to keep up with
local digital asset market demand, especially with regards to government-driven
blockchain trends. Not only has Bityard attracted attention with secure,
simple, and fast digital contract transaction services, but we have also
acquired a Thai boxing champion as a brand ambassador of Bityard. He will
continue to set off waves of attention in his home country and beyond.
The more turbulent the years, the more volatile the
cryptocurrency market. While everyone was still discussing the third halving of
the market, the "black swan" event, coughed forth by the fears of the
Coronavirus, ruthlessly cut the price of all cryptocurrencies in half, followed
by a quick rebound from the lowest point by more than 60%. Contract purchases
inevitably will become this year's most competitive main battlefield on
exchanges. As a new entrant, the founder of Bityard knows clearly that in order
to gain a solid placement in the highly competitive contract market, innovation
must be achieved.Community of Hidden Potential: Those Who are Eager For
"Simplifie ......read more
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -
EQS Newswire - April 7, 2020 - BitHull S.A (https://www.bithull.com/) has emerged as the next big thing in the global crypto market with the
recent launch of its FPGA miners. The company's two new products, BH Miner and
BH Miners Box have been designed to generate unprecedented profitability for
the users. Built around the revolutionary Field Programmable Gate Array or FPGA
technology, these miners can deliver exceptionally high hash rate without
consuming a lot of power.
Both the multi-algorithm miners from BitHull can be used for mining Bitcoin,
Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. BH Miner is the basic product from the company
with a moderate power consumption of 550W. BH Miners Box, on the other hand, is
a combination of six BH Miner units connected to each other. The units generate
very low noise, and hence, can be used at home or any other place.
BH Miner: 360 TH/s, 60 GH/s, 15 GH/s, and 3 MH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin,
Ethereum, and Monero respectively.
BH Miners Box: 2160 TH/s, 360 GH/s, 90 GH/s, and 18 MH/s for Bitcoin,
Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero respectively.
Profit and Power Consumption (BH Miners Box):
Bitcoin: $7951.95 profit per month
Litecoin: $18.64k profit per month
Ethereum: $25.78k profit per month
Monero: $29.06k profit per month
The power cost is $285 per month and the calculations were made based on
the cost of $0.12/kWh. BitHull recommends all its customers to verify the above
details in real time using a reliable online calculator.
Regardless of any price fluctuation or mining difficulty changes, both products
will remain profitable.
"The excellent profit earning potential of the two products from
BitHull makes them the perfect pick for the beginners looking to try their
hands in crypto mining as well as the mining experts," said Matias Milet,
Vice President of BitHull S.A.
For more details, please visit https ......read more
Grade A office
rents in core districts fell sharply in Q1 2020 with those in Greater Central
and Wanchai/Causeway Bay dropping by 4.0% and 5.2% respectively from last
quarter, under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a subdued economic
market indicators plummeted, with the F&B sector the hardest hit by the
pandemic that could see around 1,000 restaurants close this year.HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Grade A office rental declines accelerated in all office submarkets in Q1 with the core areas being the hardest hit as leasing demand weakened in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic which drove local business and economic performance into disarray. The retail leasing market bore the brunt amid a severe drop in tourist arrivals, retail sales, and customer foot traffic due to the border closures and other containment measures.
For the second consecutive quarter, net absorption in
the overall Grade A office market fell into negative territory, to -524,947 sq
ft in Q1, as compared to -377,990 sq ft last quarter. Limited leasing demand in
a nearly frozen market resulted in the largest quarterly shrinkage in net
absorption in 18 years, with demand shrinking the most in the finance, insurance
and co-working sectors.
Mr Keith Hemshall, Cushman & Wakefield's Executive
Director, Head of Office Services, Hong Kong, commented, "In addition to
corporations holding off on any expansion plans in the face of uncertainties or
due to cost constraints, the pandemic has forced a trial of remote or flexible
working. With this as an option, some companies will consider the viability of
cutting leased space to save costs, while maintaining operations without
compromising the level of productivity and service quality. We expect these
considerations will further undermine leasing demand and the amount of net
absorption in the near future."
As leasing demand shrank, overall availability climbe ......read more
Phone-application eligible products increased to 18 basic plans and 19 riders to better support customers in strengthening their protection safely amid the epidemic HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 7 April 2020 - In response to the second phase of temporary
facilitative measures introduced by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority ("IA"), FWD Hong Kong
("FWD") has extended the non-face-to-face application measures to 33 additional
protection products, including term life, medical, critical illness, personal accident and disability
income plans (Table 1), on top of the 4 Qualifying Deferred Annuity Policy
(QDAP) and Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) plans covered in the first
phase, and with immediate effect until 30 June 2020. The new arrangement allows
customers to have a wider choice of phone-application eligible products to meet their needs
while minimising the risk of infection during face-to-face meetings.
The IA has recently
launched phase 2 of temporary facilitative measures in view of the continuing COVID-19
pandemic, widening the types of life insurance products that can be distributed
through non-face-to-face methods to minimise the risk of infection during the
selling process for both customers and insurance intermediaries. Validity of
the temporary measures have also been extended till 30 June 2020.
Kelvin Yu, Chief Product Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau, welcomed the new
measures, "As the pandemic develops with increasing number of confirmed cases,
we see a rising awareness and need for health protection insurance, yet the
risks of face-to-face meetings during policy application might cause customers to
put their plans on hold, affecting the timeliness of getting fortified
protection for themselves and their families. The temporary facilitative measures
provide customers with an additional channel to secure their coverage. In response to the new measures, we have significantly
widened ......read more
TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 -
Travel agencies and companies in Qingdao, China, which have close links with
Japan, have recently revealed in interviews with Japanese travel officials that
they extended their support to neighboring countries, including Japan, where COVID-19 is widespread.
Qingdao Tourism Association and various travel
agencies in Qingdao had organized a joint project with Qingdao Culture and Tourism Bureau,
to donate a total of 15,000 masks to the Japan Travel Association and 7 major
travel agencies in Japan.
According to Kaichun Li, Qingdao Tourism Association
Secretary-General, these donations have been supported by travelers in Qingdao
and would strengthen the city's ties with the Japanese travel industry. Li also
expressed his hope that this new type of pneumonia will be overcome together.
Before donating these masks, Qingdao had
sent messages of support to Japan. Some of these messages included Chinese poems, including "be
generous and share what you have", emphasizing the importance of helping each
other. Many Chinese were impressed at the support given by Japan while
Qingdao was going through its difficult period. While Japan is facing
difficulties, Qingdao will not turn a blind eye, emphasizing that it is time to
return the favor to help out.
was serious in China, Chinese poems written on packages sent by
Japanese private organizations have aroused a great response in China. It seems
that China has adopted this way of expressing themselves. A example of this
kinds of poems being quoted include one written around 1,300 years ago that
says " We live in a different place, we are connected under the same
When Kenji Kobayashi, General Manager of Japan M S
CO.,LTD, the recipient of the donation was interviewed, he said that he was
grateful for masks donated from Qingdao and expressed his gratitude for China's
The Japanese tourism industry ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April
2020 - Master Concept today announced that it has received the 2019 Google
Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year for Work Transformation award.
Master Concept was recognized for the company's
achievements in the Google Cloud ecosystem, helping joint customers achieve
work transformation through the use of G Suite.
Dennis Wong, Director & Co-founder of Master
Concept, added: "We're delighted to be chosen as the 2019 Google Cloud
Specialization Partner of the Year for Work Transformation. It really
recognizes our incredible work of what our team has achieved in the past &
our expertise within this specialized area."
Master Concept is part of the Google Partner
Advantage Program and has earned Premier Partner status for 8 consecutive
years. With more than 120 professionals helping enterprises and thousands of
small-medium businesses around the Asia Pacific to "Go Cloud" or "Work
Transformation", Master Concept's team provides cloud strategy, implementation
and integration support, as well as training and platform enhancements for
customers across all industries. One of the examples is Bluebell Group, Asia's
leading curator and operator of luxury, premium and lifestyle brands, Master
Concept conducted a couple of training sessions to educate Bluebell employees
in getting started on G Suite, and led their digital transformation journey as
well as introduced the Google culture of working remotely for their
"Master Concept helped us with our digital
transformation journey during the G Suite implementation process. They
delivered outstanding service from consultation to post-implementation support.
We can now truly enjoy work anywhere, anytime, on any device!" Jacky Leung, CIO
of Bluebell Group said.
"We are honoured to receive the Google Cloud
Specialization Partner of the Year Award for Work Transformation. This award
means a lot to ......read more
Award underscores unrivaled value and service delivered to joint customer base HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced
that it has been awarded as the 2019 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the
Year for Security. This award recognizes
accomplishments on Google Cloud and further confirms Trend Micro's leadership
in cloud security.
"We're pleased to
recognize Trend Micro as our Technology Partner of the Year for Security," said
Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president, global ecosystem at Google Cloud. "Organizations running Trend Micro's 'Cloud
One' on Google Cloud can benefit from a single, unified platform that brings
together container, workload, network, and file storage security, while
leveraging Google Cloud's global and elastic infrastructure."
Google Cloud customers
running Trend Micro have long benefitted from a complete stack, which
includes infrastructure and security integrated and tested together to
help customers meet their security and governance guidelines.
A joint customer that
depends on both Google Cloud and Trend Micro is ClearDATA, which is a leader in healthcare cloud
security, compliance, and privacy.
Their chief technology officer and
co-founder, Matt Ferrari, said, "Our clients rely upon us to protect their sensitive
patient information and so it's critical that we maintain technical
partnerships that demonstrates implementation and cloud security capabilities
that are well ahead of the curve. With
Trend Micro and Google Cloud, we are confident in our ability to deliver."
Cloud security has been
simplified into a single security services platform. Recently launched, Cloud One from Trend Micro brings
together workload security, container image scanning/runtime protection,
application security, network ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 April 2020 - Start-up Express, a development
programme launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2018,
is returning for its third edition to help local start-ups build connections,
explore markets, seek partners and enhance brand awareness. Through power meet-up
sessions with successful business leaders and a wide range of activities,
including exploratory missions, business-matching sessions and local and
overseas exhibitions, the 20 winning start-ups can explore business
opportunities with potential investors and partners.
Assistant Executive Director Stephen Liang
HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Stephen Liang said that Start-up Express has been giving tremendous support to local
start-ups over the past two years, helping them explore global markets. Some of
the participating companies have even sealed major orders and won international
"Start-ups can help Hong Kong diversify its economy and facilitate social
innovation, which is why supporting them is a priority for the HKTDC. To offer start-ups more opportunities to explore new markets by
participating in overseas exhibitions, we have increased the number of Start-up
Express beneficiaries to 20 this year, up from 10 in previous years. We hope to
promote Hong Kong's entrepreneurial spirit by empowering relatively mature
start-ups and helping them operate at a profit through sustainable development,"
Mr Liang said.
to nurture more start-ups
Start-up Express targets start-ups with products or
services suitable for the mass consumer market and that have a strong desire to
build an international presence. The programme helps start-ups to realise their
vision by providing a platform to grow through learning and exchanging
To be eligible to apply for Start-up Express, tech start-ups must have
been established for less than five ......read more
Same day approval, second day disbursement HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 April 2020 - Citibank
announces the extension of 2019 Citi Tax Season Loan today, available for same
day approval and second day disbursement1. Selected customers can enjoy Annualized
Percentage Rate ("APR") as low as 2.01%2. Upon successful
application of 2019 Citi Tax Season Loan during promotion period3,
customers can receive up to HK$6,000 cash coupon reward.
Features of Citi Tax Season Loan:
day approval, second day disbursementAPR
as low as 2.01%Loan
amount up to HK$2,000,000 or 12 times of monthly salary, whichever is lowerRepayment
term up to 60 months4Enjoy
up to HK6,000 cash coupon rewardHK$0
By completing successful application for the
2019 Citi Tax Season Loan from now until April 15, 2020, and collecting
disbursement on or before May 15, 2020, selected customers6 can
receive up to HK$6,000 cash coupon reward. The higher the loan amount, the more
the cash coupon rewards will be.
APR as low as5
Reward for Citigold Private Client
(CPC)/ Citigold / Citi ULTIMA cardholders6
Reward for other customers
HK$6,000 cash coupon
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Please visit Citibank branches, browse www.citibank.com.hk/taxloan or dial hotline:
To borrow or not ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA
- Media OutReach - 6
April 2020 - Since Year 2012, Madera Group owns
and operates a collection of outstanding chic hotel, serviced apartment, cafe
and yoga centre in Hong Kong. Madera Group adheres to deliver great customer
experience from hearts and always put the health and safety of guests and
staffs first. During the recent
coronavirus outbreak, Madera Group has taken precautionary measures to minimize
the risk of contracting and spreading severe respiratory disease in the premises.
Madera Group, the Hong Kong's first hospitality group takes the lead in the industry, proudly partnered
with a local technology company RAZE (www.nanoraze.com) to adopt "RAZE Nano-Photocatalyst"
spraying technology to medically disinfect all premises and facilities, aiming
to provide clean environment to the guests and staffs.
Madera Group adopted "Raze Nano-photocatalyst" protection treatments for
entire properties include Hotels, Serviced Apartment, Cafés and Yoga Centre.
"Raze Nano-Photocatalyst" disinfection has been applied to all
facilities in Madera Residences's guestrooms, purifying and decomposing
bacteria, viruses and indoor pollutants immediately.
The guestrooms, cafe and facilities at Hotel Madera Hong Kong are coated
by "Raze Nano-photocatalyst" treatment, provides continuous protection for up
to 3 months.
This medical-level disinfection applied to
all Madera guestrooms, cafés, facilities and back offices. All areas have been purified and
decomposed bacteria, viruses and indoor pollutants immediately and coated with
a protective film provides continuous disinfecting protection for up to 3
months after treatment. The "Raze Nano-Photocatalyst" technology
works for up to 8 hours even without the light, it is now applied to over 26,000
public vehicles and 6,000 restaurants.
The "Raze Nano-Photocatalyst" products are now
available for sale at all Madera premises. A ......read more
HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 4 April 2020 - In
response to the call of the General Secretary, the President, the Prime
Minister of Vietnam for the whole country's participation in supporting
Covid-19 fight and under the drastic guidance of Deputy Prime Minister Trinh
Dinh Dung; on April 3, 2020, Vingroup announced its decision to produce
(invasive and non-invasive) ventilators of all types and body thermometers to
the domestic market.
At 12 PM on
March 30th, 2020, the Group's Leaders convened an emergency meeting
and requested all of its Research Institutes to stop daily tasks and focus on
finding and researching methods to produce ventilators. The units assigned the
main responsibility include Automobile R&D Institute 1, Automobile R&D
Institute 2, Mobile Device Research Institute, Smart Home Appliances R&D
Institute, Telecommunication Equipment R&D Institute, Smart Battery R&D
Institute, VinFast Automobile Factory and VinSmart Electronics Equipment
Factory. All Group Leaders and specialized departments are responsible for
coordination, support and are required to work directly via telephone on a
24/24 hour basis.
After just one
day and night, they found a lot of partners willing to share their design and
necessary information to start production. Soon after that, Vingroup entered
into a license agreement with US-based Medtronic to use their design for the
PB560 invasive ventilator and at the same time began researching a non-invasive
ventilator based on the community-shared design by Massachusetts Institute of
The supply is
divided into 2 categories. The former includes components that can be purchased
on the market and the later includes components which must be self-made by
Vingroup or made with Vingroup's cooperation or support
to manufacturing partners because of their limited production capacity. "Vingroup has an advantage of having both ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 April 2020 - The big moment
is finally here, OPPO is thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2020 OPPO
Overseas Theme Design competition. First prize with the reward of 3000 USD and
other great opportunities, OPPO would like to congratulate Sunny Boy, HiHi,
Desity and the other 10 designers for their incredible works. The complete list
of winner designers is announced on the 2020 OPPO Smartphone Theme
Design Award website and OPPO theme store.
The competition reached an upsurge over the past two months.
It attracted, 141 designers and enthusiasts from 23 countries around the world
resulting in over 200 excellent designs. Designers, globally, created exquisite
thematic works offering beautiful artistic designs for OPPO cell phone users.
The 2020 OPPO Overseas Theme Design Competition has made the
art of smartphone unbeatable. The submissions offered a visual-art entertainment,
drawing the interest of global OPPO users and a high degree of user
participation. Among the design concepts, users can find out both cute and
edgy, floral and geometrical, sci-fi and vintage forms of designs for their
The contest voting page was online for 3 weeks, and the
website saw more than 7 million views and nearly 5 million visitors, of which
1.13 million users participated actively to vote the designs.
As of February 2020, OPPO theme store has over 70 million
monthly active users and the users in overseas markets have a very strong
demand for personalized content. OPPO theme design competition became a
platform to help designers showcase their artworks to OPPO global users and also
understand the user interests of these markets. The OPPO theme store team, will
support the designers by providing over 50 million exposures to their theme
artworks on theme store.
OPPO welcomes more designers from all around the w ......read more
TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 3 April 2020 - The Asian Productivity
Organization (APO) announced that the Republic of Turkey had become its newest
member on 11 March 2020. With the inclusion of Turkey, the APO now has 21
APO Governing Body
Chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Kingdom of Thailand,
Kobchai Sungsitthisawad extended a welcome on behalf of all members: "We are
delighted to welcome Turkey as our 21st member. We are particularly grateful to
Dr. Halil Ibrahim Çetin, the APO Director for Turkey. This is an important step
for Turkey's productivity movement as it can now benefit through policy
advisory and other APO initiatives in a wide range of fields. We are very
pleased to include more diversity in the APO family and looking forward to
mutual cooperation with Turkey. Congratulations."
"The Ministry of Industry and
Technology of the Republic of Turkey is delighted to be a member of the APO
family. We all recognize that the concept of productivity has gained more
importance in our lives. Therefore, it is essential to share productivity
experiences with other countries in all areas of production," said Minister of Industry and Technology
Mustafa Varank. He added, "Turkey has been a site of investment for many projects in
different areas, and lean production techniques and digital transformation have
increasingly been applied industry-wide. We would be happy to learn about the
valuable experiences of other APO member countries."
In welcoming Turkey, APO Secretary-General Dr. AKP Mochtan stated, "We look
forward to opening new avenues of cooperation and further strengthening our
partnerships. Turkey's active participation will expand the productivity
movement in the region and beyond, thus realizing a more productive,
sustainable, inclusive Asia-Pacific."
The APO is an intergovernmental
organization establ ......read more
TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - April 3, 2020 - Genesis Healthcare Co., Japan's leading genetic testing and
research company, today announced the launch of a real-time PCR-based
(Polymerase Chain Reaction) detection test kit of SARS-CoV-2 the novel
coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This new test kit will be available for
healthcare providers and corporate organizations to accelerate early detection in
Japan.Genesis Healthcare, under the advisement of the Ministry of
Health, Labour and Welfare and the testing protocol of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of
Japan, has developed this real-time PCR-based detection test for COVID-19. This new testing kit will become available from April 2, 2020 in
Japan and will be made available to international markets mid-April.
Throughout over 16 years track record in Japan, Genesis Healthcare
has extensive experience working alongside with regulators, policymakers, and
relevant ministries in Japan to conduct
genetic testing for Direct-To-Consumer through its brand GeneLife as well as
medical and research communities through GenesisPro. To date, more than 840,000 customers have undertaken genetic
testing with Genesis Healthcare in Japan and across Asia.About Genesis Healthcare Co. LtdGenesis Healthcare Co., Ltd. is a leading biotech company,
pioneering genetic research since 2004 and promoting preventive healthcare and
wellness through genetic testing. Leveraging more than 16 years of genetic research and
development, Genesis Healthcare empowers medical institutions and end consumers
alike to evolve towards personalized wellness and medicine. Originated in
Japan, Genesis Healthcare offers medical, corporate, and consumer services
through a range of innovative services across the Asia Pacific region. GeneLife
is the direct-to-consumer brand of Genesis Healthcare. ...read more
HONG KONG, CHINA -
Media OutReach - 3 April 2020 -
Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) has been committed to building the best 5G network,
which will be available to the market starting midnight on 1 April 2020. Today,
at its flagship store in Central, CMHK became the first mobile network operator
in Hong Kong to produce a live 5G launch ceremony and application demonstration
using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. As one of the local operators with the
largest 5G spectrum in Hong Kong, CMHK is dedicated to using its
leading technology and abundant spectrum resources to present a superior and
unparalleled 5G network experience to its commercial and individual customers.
(From left to right) Dr Max Ma, Director and Executive Vice President of CMHK; Dr. Li Feng, Chairman of CMHK; Mr. Sean Lee, Director & Chief Executive Officer of CMHK
Dr. Li Feng, Chairman of China Mobile
Hong Kong, said, "Hong Kong is working hard to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
Aside from showing our heartfelt gratitude to a group of dedicated frontline
medical staff, we hope to work together with other local mobile network
operators and the people of Hong Kong in facing the challenges and overcoming
the epidemic with the latest technology, as soon as possible. Starting at
midnight on 1 April 2020, CMHK's 5G network will be officially put into
service, which will help inject new energy into the various industries and
individuals in the city, bringing a future of infinite possibilities."
Prime Frequency Band and Leading Network Technology: Creating a
Superior 5G Network Experience
possesses the largest number of 3.5GHz spectrums, often referred to as the "5G
Prime Frequency Band" and up to now, it's the only 5G network provider in Hong
Kong that has acquired 3.3GHz (3380-3400MHz) and 3.5GHz (3400-3460MHz) of
continuous bandwidth spectrum (80 MHz in total), which ......read more
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach -
2 April 2020 - The 11th APAC Small Business Survey conducted by
CPA Australia reveals that 44 per cent of small businesses in Hong Kong had
sought external funds for survival in 2019, while 25 per cent of respondents experienced
difficulties in paying debts last year and 29 per cent expected the difficulty to
continue. This suggests that nearly three in ten of small businesses in Hong
Kong expect to have immediate and severe liquidity issues in 2020 even before the
37 per cent of surveyed small businesses in Hong Kong reported that they grew
in the past 12 months, the lowest on record and down by 19 per cent from 2018.
However, 61 per cent of small businesses had sought external funds with 44 per
cent for survival, which is the only surveyed market where the percentage of
businesses that required external finance was higher than the percentage of
businesses that reported growing.
Janssen Chan, CPA Australia's Deputy Divisional President 2020 and Chairperson
of SME Committee in Greater China indicated that according to the survey
findings the challenges for Hong Kong small businesses were very difficult in
2019, "We have seen that the businesses in Hong Kong had experienced a lot of
challenges last year, but the situation was worse than I expected. 25 per cent
of respondents experienced difficulty in paying debts in 2019, while 29 per
cent expected these difficult circumstances to continue in 2020. This implies
nearly three in ten of Hong Kong small businesses expect to have cashflow
problems this year. In addition, since the COVID-19 outbreak, we foresee a higher
percentage of small businesses may collapse in the next 3 to 6 months as a
result of a sharp decline in business turnover and the lack of positive cash
flow to stay afloat."
small businesses in all surveyed markets were most likely to access external
finance for the purpose of business ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 April 2020 - Two Singapore-based
start-ups, life planning platform 'Up' by BetterTradeOff (www.upplan.sg) and digital wealth manager Syfe (www.syfe.com) have partnered to help Singaporeans mitigate risk and take control of
the future, especially as financial stress rise in the face of recent events. Starting
this week users can directly access digital wealth manager Syfe from inside the
'Up' platform, allowing them to seamlessly act on the plans they build, while
providing additional insight for selecting the Syfe portfolio that best fits
their future goals and needs.
The aim is to help Singaporeans make informed decisions and secure a
financially stable future that suits their specific needs and situation as
recent events, and a general rise in the cost of living, may threaten their
immediate wellbeing and long-term financial future. Up and Syfe, offer innovative
online solutions that are changing the way people plan and manage their
finances, solutions that they hope will help make the future a little more
Laurent Bertrand, founder and CEO of BetterTradeOff commented, "Planning without action means very little, but taking
action without a plan can also be an issue. Finding peace of mind isn't so easy
these days and we hope that partners like Syfe will allow 'Up' users to embrace
the future with conviction.
We developed 'Up' to combat the complexities of traditional financial
planning, building a fun, and easy to use online tool that allows anyone,
regardless of financial acumen, to explore and plan a better future through
better financial decisions."
Dhruv Arora, founder and CEO of Syfe said, "We are
excited to be working with a great partner like Up. Both the services work hand-in-hand with each
other and I believe that the combination of their platform and our investment
offerings will be able to give Singaporeans a holistic se ......read more
Mintegral, Mobvista’s programmatic advertising business, generates 60% of overall revenues, while the US, LATAM and EMEA grows to a 28% share of total global revenues across the group GUANGZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - Mobvista
Inc. (stock code: 1860.HK), a leading technology platform announced today
its strongest financial results to date, with revenues surpassing USD 500
million for the first time. Revenues grew by 15.1% over the year to USD 500.3
million, with adjusted EBITDA rising by 19.5% to USD 51.6 million.
Mobvista's programmatic advertising business continued to be a key
strength with revenues increasing by 40.8% in the past year to reach USD 320.0
million. This accounted for 64.0% of total revenues in 2019, up from 52.3% in
advertising is the main driver of revenue growth
The robust growth of Mintegral, Mobvista's mobile
programmatic platform, was responsible for 64.0% of total revenues.
This performance is reflected in the most recent AppsFlyer Performance Index (H2 2019),
which ranks the best mobile media sources by category, region and platform.
Mintegral is the only China-based platform to rank in the global top 10, ranking 6th on
the Global Performance Index and 2nd on the Global Growth Index.
Mintegral expanded its partnerships with major
mediation platforms leading to an increase in the number of apps integrating
Mintegral's SDK. More than 26,000+ apps across all categories connected to the
ad platform, reaching some 500 million daily active users. This means that
Mintegral continues to offer its customers access to high-quality inventory at
an impressive scale.
Strong revenue growth in the US, LATAM, and EMEA
Revenues from customers beyond China and the APAC
market continued to grow, with revenues from the US and LATAM increasing by
62.3% to USD 67.8 million, accounting for ......read more
Lifelike imaging can only be experienced in pure 4K with UHD OLED Display SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - April 1, 2020 - The Philips OLED 804 TV is available in Singapore now.
Available in 55" and 65" flavors it offers impressive picture quality generated
from the Philips P5 Perfect Picture Engine, a wide array of features, and smart
functionality to complement your lifestyle. The OLED display has great colour gambit
with vibrant clarity. Android TV comes installed with a rich app selection and
plentiful smart features. The OLED 804 TV has Android OS TV software
preinstalled, Google Assistant and Chromecast built in, and enhanced to another
level with Philips proprietary Ambilight cool colour magic lighting.
The Philips OLED 804
55"/65" display brings rich, natural colours to the screen transcending
exquisite detail in bright and dark scenes through the 4K UHD OLED. HDR support
highlights the lifelike experience you will get when viewing the Philips OLED 804
and with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ formats watching movies from
any angle brings clarity beyond compare. Philips Ambilight, which is ambient
light technology, puts LED's around and behind the TV to provide a subtle and
distinctive glow around the device matching the colour of the scene being
displayed on screen giving viewers that immersive experience. Individual pixels
can be dimmed or turned off making blacks deeper, other colours more vibrant,
and creating astonishing contrast and smooth picture quality. This is realism
in your living room.
True Natural Sound
Dolby Atmos combined with Dolby Vision
provides a premium listening experience which is almost like being there in
person. Movies and video footage generate clear, detailed sound with remarkable
depth. Only true impeccable sound to create cinematic vision and sound from its
integrated woofer and tweeters.
Spire Education aims to provide exceptional teaching and revolutionize students’ enrichment. HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - Spire
Education is a revolutionary project designed to nurture hard-working students
and help them achieve the best grades possible by providing accessible and
affordable education. Sign-ups are now open to students and teachers, with
lessons beginning as soon as the 6th of April. The goal is to help
students overcome academic challenges by introducing well suited tutors to
provide a tailored and flexible enrichment.
Spire will offer a
range of classes to cater for a myriad of individual learning preferences:
Private 1-on-1 online classesSmall group online teaching
with a maximum group size of 5 studentsSpire-coordinated online
intensive courses to tackle upcoming exams
To tackle the
upcoming HKDSE examinations, Spire is launching Chinese and Mathematics
intensive courses held over a three-week period, which will involve three one
hour engagements per week. The course has a two-pronged approach: first to
review past paper questions as completed by students before lessons; followed
by teachers going into depth on more nuanced topics and questions designed to
further challenge understanding and fundamental knowledge of each topic.
innovation through their revolutionary online platform, built to suit the needs
of education. It is easy-to-use for both students and teachers to optimise
learning and teaching. Attractive features such as the personalised timetable
and portal for homework submissions are to complement their in-built
whiteboard. Used for teaching and supports seamless collaboration, this
platform differentiates itself from other video conferencing mediums by
mimicking a real classroom environment. Education continues outside the
classroom and our teachers are fully committed to meeting their students'
needs. Students can further th ......read more
Spread across 5,700 sq ft, the K11|ANTONIA flagship debuts at K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION, the cutting-edge fashion
destination for fashion insiders, with over 50 looks curated by founder Antonia
Giacinti and her team on displayK11
MUSEA adds brands with shared social mission - Hong
Kong sustainable lifestyle brand HAUSTAGE
alongside BOTTLETOP and Save the Duck to facilitate continual
dialogues on culture and sustainability and to co-create shared valuesK11
MUSEA also welcomes Global Fashion icon Chiara
Ferragni's first flagship store in Hong Kong
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - This month, K11 MUSEA, Hong
Kong's Silicon Valley of Culture adds to its reputation as an innovative
cultural-retail destination with MUSE
EDITION delivering the most forward-thinking brands in luxury streetwear,
sophisticated ready-to-wear and runway. Previously, New World Centre, where K11
MUSEA MUSE EDITION stands today was the site where many fashion brands first
laid down their roots in Hong Kong. It's fitting that today MUSE EDITION can
bring together an unmatched fashion edit for the tastes of the city's
contemporary fashion insiders and global millennials alike. MUSE EDITION continues to pioneer an
unparalleled fashion experience by welcoming one of the world's most directional and influential
fashion forward style maker Antonia
to Hong Kong with the launch of the K11|ANTONIA
multi-brand flagship store. To mark its arrival, over 50 boldly styled key
Spring/Summer looks curated by co-founder Antonia Giacinti and her team will be
presented on customised mannequins at the heart of K11 MUSEA's Opera Theatre to
MUSE EDITION. K11 MUSEA also sees Global Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni's first
flagship store open in Hong Kong.
A ground-breaking collaboration between K11 and Antonia, the new K11|ANTONIA is set to become a top
destination for style mavens as a focal point of MUSE EDITION in K11 MUSEA.
With over ......read more
Leading Local Agency Launches the Regions First Hybrid Customer Relationship Management and Project Management Tool KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - Leading digital marketing agency, Primal, has launched a revolutionary proprietary product -- SENTR™. A combination of both traditional project management and customer relationship management tools, this single platform offers the agency a sophisticated and streamlined way to improve and manage the online performance of their clients.SENTR™ (is an amalgam of project management and customer relationship management; a next-generation communication and campaign management platform (CMP). Exclusively created in-house at Primal, the tool focuses on three main pain points for clients and agencies alike: reporting, task management and third-party integrations. The difference is that SENTR™ provides more coherent, organised and structured work parameters, as Mark McDowell, Managing Director of Primal, states: "This new tool enables efficient allocation of resources, streamlined reporting and, most importantly, increased transparency for clients. Overall, we find that SENTR™ increases employee efficiency by as much as 70%."SENTR™ provides personalised reports and live connectivity, allowing clients to see precisely what is happening with their campaigns minute by minute; something hereto unseen in the digital marketing world. At the same time, through systematising and improving program processes, agency staff can make better use of resources to plan and execute strategies and reduce time spent on campaign administration. Crucially, the framework enhances critical information flow between internal tools and external technologies, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google."Almost all decent agencies are creative, agile and proactive, that's run-of-the-mill, what sets Primal apart is SENTR™ -- something truly revolutionary," says Ronnie Chin, General Manager for Primal Malaysia. " ......read more
Turnover Increased by 54.9% YoY to HK$209.4 millionRecording EBITDA of HK$28.4 millionAchieved Significant Progress towards Pipeline Product with 2
Product Launches Expected in 2020
HONG KONG, CHINA
- EQS Newswire - 1 April 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 annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Year"), as well as its comparatively figures for the year ended 31 December
Key Accomplishments in 2019
During the Year, the Group has recorded
a spectrum of accomplishments both in terms of marketed products, and consolidation of the Group's assets. The
key highlights include:
1. GeneTime® (EGF spray indicated for wound
healing) recorded significant growth with turnover increase by 103.2%
year-on-year ("YoY") to approximately HK$128.0 million in 2019. This was mainly
attributed to the effective adjustment in marketing strategy. The Group has
initiated two new research projects in November 2019 on this product line,
aiming to expand its application to new patient groups.
2. The Group signed a letter of intent with Kai
Ping Shi Jian Bao Zhen Tourism Development Company Limited (??????????????) to co-construct and co-operate the healthcare facilities used for
chronic disease management in the Greater Bay Area. The agreement is expected
to directly benefit the long-term sales of the Group's chronic disease
products, especially the soon-to-be-launched rhExendin-4 ("Uni-E4")
and rhPTH (1-34) ("Uni-PTH") used in the treatment of diabetes and
3. The Group's Uni-PTH (Teriparatide) high-precision industrialization
project was approved by Zhongguancun Science Park Management Committee,
showcasing its clinical significance and ......read more
Consolidated Business Presence in Greater Bay Area Successfully Entered Hong
Revenue and Profit Attributable to Owners of the Company Notably Increased
and Capital Market Management Achieved Significant Results
Annual Results Highlight:
revenue for the year increased by 24.1% to approximately RMB48,021.7 million
from 2018Gross profit
for the year increased by 24.3% to approximately RMB13,830.1 million and gross
profit margin for the year remained unchanged at 28.8%Profit for
the year increased by 26.4% to approximately RMB4,164.0 millionProfit for
the year attributable to owners of the Company increased by 67.1% to approximately
sales increased by 25.8% to approximately RMB88,120 millionCash and
bank deposits increased by 61.3% to approximately RMB36,978.0 million as at 31
December 2019The Board recommended
payment of a final dividend of HK10 cents per shareObtained
approvals from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange to issue more than RMB11 billion
worth of asset-backed securities ("ABS")Granted
"B1", "B" and "B" issuer rating with a "Stable" outlook by Moody's Investor
Services, Standard and Poor's Rating Services and Fitch Ratings, respectivelyThe
transaction of the Group's US$400 million senior notes due 2022 issued in
October 2019 under Securities Act Rule 144A was awarded "Best High-Yield Bond
in 2019" by The Asset, an internationally renowned magazineWon
the bid for a parcel of land for residential use in Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun,
Hong Kong at the beginning of this year, making the Group's first venture into
Hong Kong's residential market
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Kaisa Group Holdings
Ltd. ("Kaisa" or the "Company", SEHK stock code: 1638, together with its
subsidiaries, the "Group"), a property developer established in Shenzhen with a
countrywide foothold in C ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Trinity Limited ("Trinity" or
the "Group"; stock code: 891), a leading retailer and owner of premium menswear
brands in Greater China and Europe, as well as licensing its wholly-owned
brands globally, has announced its annual results for the year ended 31
December 2019 ("FY2019"), the first full year results since Ruyi Group became its controlling
Efforts in optimizing its business, tapping new business segments and expanding
sales channels were made in conjunction with its parent company, Ruyi Group,
which resulted in operational synergies. Consequently, significant improvement
in business performance was achieved, including core operating profit of
HK$161.3 million and profit attributable to shareholders of HK$50.4 million.
Trinity's total revenue was HK$1,962.2 million,
representing an increase of 13.9% year-on-year. This was attributed to the
Group's extra efforts in developing new business and sales channels to
diversify business risks, while leveraging the support and network of Ruyi Group
and its subsidiaries.
Gross profit reached HK$1,308.1 million from HK$1,195.3
million in 2018, which was mainly due to new distribution partners that engaged
in the wholesaling of clothing from the Group's major brands to corporate
customers in Mainland China and other countries. Core operating profit amounted
to HK$161.3 million, a significant improvement from a core operating loss of HK$248.1
million in 2018.
Mr Yafu QIU,
Chairman of Trinity Limited, said, "Trinity showed signs of profitability
in the final quarter of 2018, which it then was able to sustain through further
reform and transformation efforts, central of which was the rightsizing of
various operations. We will continue to raise our competitiveness and enhance
our online and wholesale presence, seeing our premium self-owned brands Cerruti
1881, Gieves & Haw ......read more
Hong Kong-based building protection solution providerProviding
solutions which integrate the provision of building protection works with a
focus on waterproofing works and the supply of building protection productsRanked
second in the building protection work market in Hong Kong with a market share
of approximately 3.0% in terms of revenue in FY2019, according to a Frost &
distributor of nine brands covering more than 400 building protection products,
as at 22 March 2020 (the Latest Practicable Date)Supplying
its own-brand "DP ChemTech" and "DP" products since 2011
For the year ended 31
For the six months
ended 30 September
Provision of building protection works
Supply of building protection products
Profit before tax
total comprehensive income for the year/period attributable to owner of the
HONG KONG, CHINA
- Media ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Kerry
Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry
Logistics' or together with its subsidiaries, the 'Group'; Stock Code 0636.HK) today
announced the Group's annual results for 2019.
increased by 8% to HK$41,139 million (2018: HK$38,139 million)Core operating
profit increased by 17% to HK$2,765 million (2018: HK$2,364 million)Core net profit
increased by 4% to HK$1,374 million (2018: HK$1,326 million)Profit
attributable to the Shareholders increased by 55% to HK$3,788 million (2018: HK$2,440
Logistics (IL) business recorded a 15% increase in segment profit to HK$2,435
million (2018: HK$2,111 million)International
Freight Forwarding (IFF) business recorded a 13% increase in segment profit to
HK$622 million (2018: HK$549 million)Proposed final
dividend of 18 HK cents per share, to be payable on Thursday, 18 June 2020Dividend Payout
Ratio, excluding special dividend, is 34% (2018: 32%)
KUOK Khoon Hua, Chairman of Kerry
said, "2019 was a challenging and turbulent year. Global economic growth weakened
considerably as international trade disputes dragged on and Mainland China's
GDP growth slowed down. Social unrest in Hong Kong further impacted the local
economy and affected consumer confidence. Despite the weak product demand and
lower productivity worldwide, we registered growth in revenue, core operating
profit and core net profit again in 2019. Supported by our diversified business
portfolio, extensive geographical coverage and broad customer mix, we were able
to achieve positive growth across all regions, with 55% increase in profit
attributable to the Shareholders year-on-year."
IL Profit Grew
on a wide-ranging customer mix across various industries, in addition to
improved cost efficiency in Mainland China, the Group's IL division recorded a
15% segment profit growth i ......read more
Net Profit increased by 20.3% to RMB 54.85
Declared a final dividend of HK$0.04
For the year ended 31 December
Profit from operations
Profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company
Basic/diluted earnings per share (RMB)
Final dividend (HK$)
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Puxing Clean Energy Limited ("Puxing Clean Energy" or the
"Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 00090), one
of the leading clean energy providers in Zhejiang Province, is pleased to announce
its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Year").
Revenue of the Group for the Year amounted to
RMB292,209,000, representing an increase of 3.76% as compared with the previous
year which was attributable to the decrease in output VAT rate applicable to
the main business of the Group and an increase in the heat selling price during
the Year. Benefiting from the decrease in finance expenses and the positive
influences of adjustments in VAT rates during the Year, the profit attributable
to equity shareholders of the Company for the Year was RMB54,854,000,
representing an increase of 20.35%. The basic and diluted earnings per share of
the Company amounted to RMB0.12 (2018: RMB0.099). The Board recommended the
payment of a final dividend of HK$0.04 per share (2018: HK$0.035) for the Year,
representing an increase of 14.29%.
With the overall economic restructuring and th ......read more
Enabling Resilience and Seamless Cloud Experience in Mainland China and Asia HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020
- SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. ("SUNeVision", SEHK:
1686), one of the largest data centre providers in Hong Kong, today announced a
new Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong. Leveraging the strong connectivity on MEGA Campus and
Hong Kong's strategic position as a regional information hub, this second Azure ExpressRoute
site in Hong Kong will enable customers in the
city and Asia to enjoy greater resilience and better performance.
Enabling True Resilience
and Seamless Cloud Connectivity
With this new Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong, data will be
directly and privately transferred to and from Microsoft Azure within MEGA-i,
without going through the public internet. This is designed to enhance security, network
and latency performance for customers and partners alike.
Enterprises can now directly connect to Azure in MEGA-i, either through an
onsite point of presence (PoP) or via telco partners, managed service providers
or cloud exchange platforms, which are already available on MEGA Campus.
Enterprises who are users of Azure in Hong Kong and Azure in mainland
China will be able to establish private access across the regions, thanks to the
strong ecosystem of network providers on MEGA Campus. Enterprises from neighbouring
countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei will also be able to
connect directly at MEGA-i now for seamless Azure experience.
Powering Direct Cloud
Connectivity on MEGA Campus
SUNeVision extends the direct connectivity with Azure to other data
centres on MEGA Campus via dedicated dark fibre network, MEGA Connect. With an aim to meet
the growing demand in cloud connectivity, SUNeVision will launch
its own cloud exchange platform this year. This addition will complement the
existing partner ecosystem, where customers can ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Atlassian announced today that iZeno
Pte Ltd has been
conferred the Atlassian Partner of the Year 2019: Rising Star APAC award for outstanding contribution and achievement
during the calendar year of 2019. This prestigious accolade recognizes
exceptional efforts in developing new business, driving thought leadership and
products and services that complement Atlassian.
was one of 13 solution partner recipients honored as Partner of the Year
for continuous efforts throughout the year.
"Atlassian is thrilled to
recognize and honor our 2019 Partner Award recipients", said Martin
Musierowicz, Atlassian's Head of Global Channels. "Solution Partners are
instrumental to our customers' success and we are excited to be able to highlight
some of our top partners who are going above and beyond to support
customers and provide Atlassian services."
iZeno achieved the Platinum Partner level
in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines within the first 12
months of becoming an Atlassian Partner. With years of experience in process management, agile
development as well as DevOps and ITSM best practices, iZeno collaborates extensively with
enterprises to assist in their adoption of Atlassian solutions to accelerate
their digital transformation journeys.
With a cloud-first strategy, iZeno
offers a balanced deployment mix featuring Cloud and Data Center services.
iZeno professional services team delivers consulting, training,
implementation, and locally managed
enable customers to maximize their existing Atlassian investments and enhance
existing tools with plugins (eg. Insights Asset Management, Scriptrunner,
TM4J) and complementary solutions such
as CloudBees and SonarQube.
"We are thrilled to be the winner of Atlassian's Partner of the Year
2019: Rising Star APAC. The demand ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Microsoft
today announced the refresh of Office 365 to Microsoft 365, a subscription that
will better help people make the most of their time, connect and protect the
ones they love, as well as develop and grow. This refresh will be fully rolled
out by 21 April 2020.
evolution of Office 365, Microsoft 365 builds on the foundation of Office 365,
infusing new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and
cloud-powered experiences to empower people to become better writers, presenters,
designers and finance managers, as well as deepen people connections. These
experiences start rolling out today and will reach over 38 million Office 365
subscribers over the next few months.
"Now more than ever, as many of us work and learn
remotely, we are acutely aware of all the different ways life can
interrupt work and work can interrupt life. It's never been more important to
stay connected and on top of the things that matter. Today,
we offer a powerful set of free applications and services that help users create,
share, connect, and collaborate with their friends and family across the web
and on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Used by more than a half
billion people, free Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, Outlook, OneNote,
and OneDrive apps enables people to co-author, video chat, organize, and come
together. We are committed to improving and innovating on these experiences
every day," said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices
addition, Microsoft today unveiled two new Microsoft 365 experiences that will be
available for preview in the coming months. Firstly, a new Microsoft Family
Safety app designed to keep families safe across the digital and physical
worlds. Next, to provide one application to help manage work and life and deepen
connections with those who matter most, Microso ......read more
Healthcare groups such as the Milan based Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato have shown that private healthcare groups can be fully integrated into the public health system MILAN, ITALY - Media
OutReach - March 30,
2020 - Covid-19 concerns humanity as a whole. No
nation has been spared, and humanity as a whole must unite and face the
situation as one if we are defeat this invisible enemy. We must open our
metaphorical borders even though our physical ones are being closed daily.
Now is not a time for recrimination and resentment, but for unity
Covid-19 has shown the world the importance of strong healthcare
systems and emergency response systems. It has also shown that collaboration between
governments, international institutions, civil society, and the private sector
are all possible with the right will.
COVID-19 is perhaps the biggest peacetime test for our society; the
world will not be the same as we left it in 2019.
For too long now wealthy, developed nations have paid lip service
to the difficulties faced in the less wealthy developing nations. For too long we
have ignored the plight of our brothers and sisters in places like Africa,
where epidemics have struck weakened populations with merciless efficiency. In
the past, the devastation of epidemics was confined to the poorer nations of
our world, while the wealthier ones were protected by easy access to advanced,
often universal, healthcare systems, vaccination programmes, and technology.
COVID-19 is an invisible and unwelcome guest that respects no boundary and has
swiftly and relentlessly smashed through all barriers, manmade or otherwise.
Cooperation and collaboration among nations is of critical
importance now. We must forget our individual nationalities and come together
as humans of equal value. What is important today is to create an alliance
where we are all kin to each other, a true league of nations that knows no
borders and that is ......read more
Airways becomes the first Middle Eastern carrier to resume belly-hold
operations to all of its destinations in China by leveraging the flexibility and
reliability of its modern fleet of 250 aircraft
cargo service to Beijing resumed on 30 March, whilst service to Shanghai, Chengdu
and Hangzhou will resume on 31 March, and service to Guangzhou
and Chongqing will resume on 1 April
DOHA, QATAR - Media
OutReach - 30 March 2020 - Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the
world's leading air cargo carriers, is pleased to announce that it will resume
scheduled belly-hold cargo operations to China with the utilisation of
wide-body and passenger-configurated aircraft effective 30 March 2020*. The additional cargo
capacity is being added to the carrier's existing freighter service amid
increased demand for the shipment of immediate goods in and out of the region.
The decision to
reinstate belly-hold service to six of its passenger destinations in the
country is in line with airline's initiative to continue supporting worldwide
connectivity, re-establishing the global supply chain, and meeting the market's
strong demand for freight exports and imports. This includes the transportation
of urgent medical relief aid that is pivotal to the global fight against the COVID-19
Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "We are pleased
to resume belly-hold cargo operations to China where the COVID-19 pandemic has
been significantly contained and industrial production is restoring nationwide.
In addition to our dedicated freighter service, the extra belly-hold
availability leveraging the flexibility and reliability of our fleet will
greatly enhance our cargo handling capacity in China to support market's
soaring demand for imports and exports, including the urgent outbound shipment
of essential commodities, fresh produce, food products, ......read more
Revenue Climbs 16.0% to RMB24.23 billion Underlying Profit Up 10.2% to RMB3.13 billion
Achieves an outstanding R&D performance and obtains 28 production
For the Year Ended 31 December
to Owners of the Parent (million)
Basic Earnings** per
Total Dividend per
Share (HK cents)
* Refers to profit attributable to the
owners of the parent excluding the impact of (i) one-off gain on step acquisition
and annual amortization expenses of new identifiable intangible assets arising
from the acquisition of 24% interests in Beijing Tide; and (ii) unrealized fair
value losses(net) on equity investments and financial assets
** Based on underlying profit
A total of 28 products including Lenalidomide capsules, Abiraterone
Acetate tablet and several indications of Anlotinib capsules obtained the ......read more
GUINEA - EQS Newswire - 30 March 2020 - The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons
(MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies
shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year
of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020.
At Punta Europa, where most of Equatorial
Guinea's gas and energy activities are currently located, the country is
building a modular refinery, storage tanks and a methanol-to-derivatives plant.
Interested companies for the modular refinery include American oil company Marathon
Oil, a Spanish-Russian consortium of Selquimica International with Engineering
and Energy, and British company Rosslyn Energy.
The latter is also interested in the
development of the Storage Tanks, along with British company Orange Resources
Worldwide and the China Communications Construction Company.
Finally, the Methanol-to-Derivatives project
has attracted the interest of South African company Pan African Energy,
Nigerian company Bugabi Group, and Danish catalysis company Haldor Topsoe.
At Kogo South of the nation's economic capital
Bata, the second Modular Refinery project has attracted the interest of
Egyptian company Petrojet, British company Rosslyn Energy, the Spanish-Russian
consortium of Selquimica International with Engineering and Energy, and
UAE-based SDLE International DMCC. Meanwhile, South African company Grindstone
Resources and Omani company MSS LLC are both shortlisted for the gold refinery
project and the Minerals Industrial Zone.
While the MMH is still registering interest from
additional players, including Chinese companies, these are the shortlisted
potential investors for these projects so far.
"Equatorial Guinea has postponed most
investment conferences under its Year of Investm ......read more
Integrating the latest API technology to create a seamless online shopping experience, with instant credit approval and instant payment HONG KONG, CHINA
- Media OutReach - March 30, 2020
- Citi Hong Kong is extending its partnership with HKTVmall, the online shopping platform under the
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, to launch the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card.
Leveraging the latest API (Application Programming Interface) technology, the
new credit card enables customers to apply, be approved and spend instantly at
a single platform, without providing any supporting documents  .
Every Thursday, cardholders of the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card can enjoy 5%
discount off any online purchases of HK$500 or above made at HKTVmall. Every
Monday, they will also be rewarded with 5x Citi Points whenever they spend at
other merchants, bringing them online shopping fun and privileges.
Selected HKTVmall customers can apply for
the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card at HKTVmall app. They only need to fill in basic
information , without providing any supporting
documents immediately, to receive instant approval on credit limit and to enjoy
shopping privileges. From today onwards, selected customers will be given
priority to apply for the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card, which is expected to be
available in the market in May.
Lawrence Li, Head of Cards and Unsecured
Lending at Citibank Hong Kong, said, "Technology innovations related to online
shopping has developed rapidly in recent years, allowing customers to enjoy the
fun of shopping anytime, anywhere. Citi Hong Kong has long collaborated with
HKTVmall to enhance customers' spending experience through Open API. The launch
of Citi HKTVmall Credit Card allows HKTVmall customers to complete everything
from card application to reward points conversion in a few steps, and to make
purchases in the comfort of their own home. Citi is committed to innovation,
thereby pushi ......read more
Net profits up 25% to HK$1,136 million with final
improvements in operating results
Benefits from business diversification emerged
Total revenue HK$4,636 million, representing an increase of 10.9%
y-o-yNet profit HK$1,136 million, representing an increase of 24.6% y-o-yGross profit HK$2,877 million, gross profit margin 62.1%The Board propose an increased final dividend of HK$0.06 per share
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 March 2020 - SSY Group Limited ("SSY"
or the "Company"; Stock Code: 2005.HK) and its subsidiaries (together, the
"Group") presents the annual results of the Company for the year ended 31 December
2019 ("2019" or the "year").
During the year,
the Group achieved a revenue of HK$4,636 million (or approximately RMB4,079 million),
representing an increase of 10.9% (or 15.3% in RMB). The net profit was HK$1,136
million, representing an increase of 24.6% compared with last year. We focused
on the reinforcement of penetration rate in major provincial markets, so as to
maintain and consolidate our competitive advantage. We continued to be the
company with the fastest growth of production and sales volume in the
intravenous infusion solutions industry.
The Board of
directors proposed to pay a final dividend of HK$0.06 per share for year 2019, together
with interim dividend HK$0.05 per share, total dividend HK$0.11 per share for full
year of 2019. The total amount to be distributed for the year is HK$334
million, representing an increase of 23% compared with last year.
In 2019, the
sales volume of the intravenous infusion solutions reached approximately 1,545
million bottles/bags, representing an increase of approximately 5.6% compared
to the last year, of which the proportion of therapeutic infusion solutions
increased to 22.3%, representing an increase of 2.6 percentage points compared
to last year. Of tho ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 March 2020 - To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government
imposed an unprecedented and controversial lockdown on Wuhan, a city of 11
million people, starting on the morning of January 23, and then in other Hubei
cities several days later. Under the order issued by the government, all public
transport, including buses, trains, flights and ferry services, were suspended.
Residents of Wuhan were also not allowed to leave the city without permission.
This lockdown, which is only being
relaxed two months on as the number of new infections in China has tailed off,
is being emulated by a growing number of governments from the U.K, Italy and
Spain to the Philippines as infections have spread across the globe, with over
360,000 people infected and over 16,000
A new study has further strengthened
the case that COVID-19 cases in China would have been significantly higher had
the government not enacted the historic lockdown on the city of Wuhan in the
early days of the outbreak.
Conducted by Yang Yang,
Assistant Professor of School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in collaboration with Prof.
Hanming Fang at the University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Long Wang of
ShanghaiTech University, the study sought to quantify and isolate the effect of
restricting travel on the spread of the virus.
It estimated COVID-19 infections
would have been 64.8 percent higher in Chinese cities outside Hubei province,
and 52.6 percent higher in the other cities within Hubei but outside the
provincial capital and outbreak epicentre of Wuhan, if the government had not
acted to shut the city.
The results of the latest study has
lent further weight to previous findings that
the lockdown significantly delayed the spread of the virus across China.
Entitled Human Mobility Restr ......read more
Revenue and EBITDA increased by 24.6% and 28.5% respectively year-on-year Highlights
Total gas sale in subsidiaries increased by 90.0% to 1,013.2 million
cubic metersRevenue increased by 24.6% to HK$2,676.1 million.Gross profit increased by 13.2% to HK$224.5 million.EBITDA (excluding all one-off gain*) increased by 28.5% to HK$480.9
million.Total assets increased by HK$523.3 million to HK$8,751.6 million. The closing cash balance was HK$542.3 million, representing a
year-on-year increase of 92.6%, and the gearing level was 36.1%.As at 31 December 2019, the Group's natural gas projects covered 17
provinces, cities and autonomous regions in the PRC
Year ended 31 Dec
Ajusted gross profit#
EBITDA (excluding all one-off gain*)
Core earings (excluding all one-off gain*)
#Gross profit plus government subsidies
(subsidies for coal-to-gas connection, gas appliance & sales spread)*One-off gain includes (i) disposal of
subsidiaries (ii) deemed partial disposal of an associate (iii) partial
disposal of joint ventures and (iv) gain arising from acqusition of an
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 Mar 2020 - Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings Limited
("the Company" or "Beijing Gas Blue Sky", together with its subsidiaries, the
"Group", HKSE stock code: 6828) announced its interim results for the six month
ended ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 30 March 2020 - Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many business owners might be worried on
how to tide through this period.
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the COVID-19 resilience package
on the 26th of March, most businesses would be glad to know that the
government will be placing wage subsidies between 25 to 75 percent for all
said, how is a business supposed to generate more sales and revenue during this
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acquiring a customer is $1,000 and that customer is worth $5,000 to you.
you have these two numbers, it's easy for you to set aside a budget for you to
market your products ......read more
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 28 March 2020 - MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd "(MSIG Malaysia)", is urgently
channelling RM170,000 to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in buying additional
medical equipment and supplies for the hospitals especially healthcare front liners, helping ensure they
are protected during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mr Chua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer, of MSIG Malaysia, said, "The wellbeing of fellow Malaysians is our
primary concern in both good times and bad. The current COVID-19 outbreak is
putting exceptional strains on our healthcare system and particularly the brave
front liners who are risking their own health to keep people safe. That's why
we took the decision to make this urgent donation to reduce some of the burden
on the MoH and help ensure that our front liners are properly protected --
enabling them to do their job of looking after everyone else."
"We hope that this donation will make a
tangible difference, not only in resupplying the front line but also to
encourage them by reminding them that they are not alone in this, and that all
Malaysians, both corporate entities and individuals, are playing a part in
reducing the burden on our health care system at this time of great stress --
not least by following MoH guidelines and the Movement Control Order by staying
home. We must continue to pull together during this crisis as a
nation so that Malaysians can get back to the regular daily lives as soon as
Expressing his gratitude, MoH Secretary
General Dato' Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min said,
"The Malaysian government, the Ministry of Health, and by extension, the
hospitals and patients are truly grateful for the immense generosity of MSIG
Malaysia as a caring corporate organisation."
MSIG Malaysia has also opened up their own Facebook Page
(facebook.com/MSIGmy) for staff and partners to post encouraging messages to
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 27 March 2020 - Negotiations are
impossible when an industry is monopolized, with the disadvantaged majority
having no power over the industry giants.
According to Newzoo's Global Games Report 2019, global games
industry had a revenue of $148.8 billion, an increase of 7.2% from the previous
year. Mobile games take up the largest market segment, with 45% market share.
The rapid development of various gaming market segments has fuelled
the continued rise of the gaming market. According to the Global E-Sports
Market Report 2020, global e-sports viewers will increase to 495 million in
2020, a 11.7% year-on-year increase. Bringing the e-sports market to exceed the
$1 billion mark for the first time in year 2020.
In the gaming industry, almost all professional gamers, white hat
hackers, and developers await a much-needed disrupter to break the monopoly and
provide more choices and competition for industry practitioners.
The emergence of DAGE, creator of the wealth transformation gaming
platform, meets the needs of the gaming industry. DAGE is also becoming the
fuse for the gaming industry to break the status quo.
Revolution of the Gaming Practitioners, Opening Doors to New Markets
In 2017, the global legal gaming market reached USD 536 billion in
valuation. This includes USD 40 billion from online gambling, and is expected
to grow to USD 82.7 billion by 2022.
The gaming industry faces many challenges in the market. The
utilization of gamer achievements; unfair income distribution; ambiguous
ecosystems, structure; monopoly control by giants, grey markets caused by
industry issues; and other issues have severely restricted the development of
the gaming industry.
The Decentralized Anonymous Gamification Exchange DAGE created DAGE
DApp marketplace, DAGE exchange, DAGE community (DID), DAGE facility & global
SIM, DAGE OTC mining, Proof-of-Game (POG), and DAGE's Tokens (DID Reward, ......read more
Quality Refinement, Efficiency Enhancement & Operational Upgrade Core net profit of RMB6.903 billion, up 24.7% yoy Core net
profit margin at 12.6% Profitability
maintains at industry's top level Proposed final dividend of HK24 cents per share and special
dividend of HK4 cents per share 2019 total dividend of HK38
cents per share, up 27% yoy
sales target of RMB230.0 billion in 2020, up approx. 15% yoy2019 ANNUAL
Stable Profitability with Continuous Return
Core net profit reached
RMB6.903 billion, up 24.7% year-on-year. Adjusted gross profit margin and core
net profit margin amounted to 30.0% and 12.6% respectively. Core return on
average equity was 24.8%.Proposed final dividend of
RMB21.93 cents (or equivalent to HK24 cents) per share and proposed special
dividend of RMB3.66 cents (or equivalent to HK4 cents) per share to mark the 20th
anniversary of the Group and to reward our shareholders' for their continuous
support.Achieved sustainable earnings growth for 7
consecutive years since IPO, with accumulated dividends of HKD 1.44 per share.
Quality Sales with High
In 2019, contracted sales and contracted gross
floor area reached RMB200.6 billion and 12.036 million sq.m. respectively,
representing strong year-on-year growth of 32.0% and 25.8%. Average selling
price was approximately RMB16,700/sq.m. The Group completed 106% of its full-year
2019 contracted sales target of RMB190 billion.Cash collection ratio achieved
over 90%, maintaining its leading position in the industry and reflecting its
high quality sales and strong executive power.
Abundant Saleable Resources
with Continuous Growth
Reasonable scale of land
bank with a total gross floor area of approximately 65.4 million sq.m., and a
total saleable resource of over RMB980 billion, with 87% located in first-,
second- and quasi-second-tier cities.With abundant saleable
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 27 March 2020 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of the tech
startup scene with many seeking to stand out in the industry. With a myriad of
different AI uses today, what separates the good from the great? On 17th March
2020, International Data Corporation (IDC) published a new Innovators report
titled "IDC Innovators: Artificial Intelligence--Powered Automation Solution
Providers in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan)", profiling four companies that
provide artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automation solutions. Of these
four companies, X0PA has been recognized for its use of ethical AI to automate
the hiring process to achieve a highest level of objectivity.
What is X0PA AI? Well, it is the second the venture of
Founder and CEO, Nina Alag Suri. She
previously started a global executive search firm, Nastrac Group back in 1997
eventually operating for almost two decades and across 5 continents. With 20
years of experience, Nina identified the large subjectivity in traditional
recruitment processes. She decided to change things and AI was the way to go.
Thus, X0PA Ai was born. X0PA AI solutions pan across Universities and Colleges,
Government sector as well as organizations from Startups and SMEs to large
enterprise, for bringing selections to scale for employees, interns and
AI-powered automation solutions or intelligent automation is
much more than an intelligent robotic process automation (RPA). It is a way to
support, augment, and sometimes automate many aspects of a knowledge worker's
tasks to improve operational efficiency, increase robustness and flexibility,
create space for the workforce to release their creative intelligence, and
kick-start the man-machine collaborative learning cycle.
"We are delighted to be recognised by IDC as one of the
innovators and are excited to continue to innovate to help improve the
selection ......read more
NEW DELHI, INDIA - Media
OutReach - 26 March 2020 - The Corona virus is now a global
pandemic, and most countries in the world are heading to lock down. Social distancing is now the new buzz word,
and everyone is recommended to stay at home.
However, this has not stopped people from flocking to online social
entertainment apps, and dating, in particular.
Dating is also proving to be resilient in investor's eyes
too. Match Group - The parent company of
Tinder now has market value of $17 billion.
With a PE ratio of 33X at time of writing, Match is one of the most
highly valued public Internet companies.
This is not just a unique occurrence. U.S. private equity giant
Blackstone recently took controlling stake in Magic Lab, parent company of
dating apps Bumble and Badoo, at a valuation of $3billion, more than six times
And now, Chinese dating apps have officially entered the
global market too. According to AppAnnie, in Sep 2019, a new dating app Lamour
debuted in top 10 most downloaded global non-game apps, and it was one of the
only two apps from China.
According to Appannie, Lamour monthly download volume
reached 3.5 million in Sep 2019, with 53% market in share amongst Indian dating
apps, cementing its #1 position.
App Annie's analysis on Lamour specifically pointed to video
chat, virtual gifts, and location based networking as the reasons why Lamour
was able to get a pole position in India.
Based on Lamour's own user survey in Nov 2019, more than 50% of users
came to Lamour via word of mouth referral, which speaks to the strength of the
Lamour product and experience.
India is now an important market for online social and
entertainment, data from the World Bank shows Indian population reached 1.339
billion, with a male-female ratio of 52:48. The demographic imbalance is much
more pronounced among Internet mobile users, with females ma ......read more
by Orders of First-tier Brand CustomersOverall
Sales Volume Increased by 83.5% YOYRevenue
Increased to RMB5,456 millionPresence
Expanded in Medium-sized Market
Financial Highlights (Audited)
Twelve months ended 31 December
volume ('000 units)
Profit attributable to owners of the
Basic earnings per share (RMB cents)
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - China Display Optoelectronics Technology
Holdings Limited ("Ch
Display Opt" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group";
HKSE stock code: 334) today announced its annual results for the twelve months
ended 31 December 2019 (the "Review Period").
During the Review Period, the Group
recorded a revenue of RMB5,456 million, representing a year-on-year increase of
3.3%. Driven by the orders from
first-tier brand customers, the Group's overall sales volume
rose significantly by 83.5% year-on-year to 111 million units. The Group
launched the processing business in June 2019. During the Review Period, the
sales volume of processing business accounted for 42.2% of the total sales
volume, with its revenue
reaching RMB508 million. As the processing business can reduce the Group's
procurement and inventory management costs, as well as mitigate the risks
caused by fluctuations in raw material costs, it helps to stabilise the Group's
cost structure. With that in mind, the Group will gradually incre ......read more
Automotive components giant leverages Infor cloud as a core business system that will pave the way for other similar companies in Japan TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - Infor Japan
K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, a global leader in business cloud
software specialized by industry, today announced that Topre Corporation has selected
Infor CloudSuite™ Automotive, Infor's cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP)
solution for the automotive industry. The company will
leverage this ERP solution on its core business system for the
management of production, sales, purchasing and inventory for its domestic automotive business across seven sites, and will also use the suite for accounting
management across its entire domestic operations.
In the future, Topre
plans to roll out the cloud ERP solution to all its global sites, including the
US, China and Thailand. Infor's cloud ERP is viewed as a platform with
capability in production management, which is an absolute priority among
automotive companies seeking accurate production-planning and on-time customer
Topre is a manufacturer of a range of products that supports people in their
daily lives, from pressed automotive components for frames and other parts of
automobiles, to refrigerated trucks for the safe transportation of food, air-conditioning
systems to improve comfort, and electronic equipment that is essential in the information
technology economy. The company's automotive business in particular, which is
focused on pressed automotive components, accounts for about 70% of the Group's
total sales. It is also an expanding business area for Topre, which continues to
evolve press forming as one of its core technologies.
Japan's highly-competitive automotive industry is currently
undergoing an enormous transformation, with an increasing need to drive digital
transformation through utilization of th ......read more
Focused on "Eco-friendly and People-oriented Property" Market SegmentAchieved Rapid Growth in Revenue and ProfitCore Net Profit Increased
Significantly by 171.0%Gross Profit Margin Up By 9 percentage
CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - JY Grandmark Holdings Limited ("JY Grandmark" or the "Company"; together
with its subsidiaries, the "Group", stock code: 2231), a property
developer, operator and property management service provider based in the
People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), is pleased to announce its annual
results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Year").
JY Grandmark was successfully listed on the Main
Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on December 5, 2019, and
officially entered the international capital market. This is an important
milestone for the development of JY Grandmark, marking the Group's entry into a
stage of accelerated development and expansion. The Group positions itself as
an "Eco-friendly and People-oriented Property Developer" and acquired land reserves
in strategic locations with abundant natural resources, rich culture and
potential for growth. The Group takes into account the natural and cultural
resources of its project site in the design of properties to develop homes and
communities that the Group considers to be truly liveable for buyers. This
accurate positioning differentiates the Group from other property developers in
During the Year, the Group's revenue was RMB2,402.8 million (2018:
RMB1,328.9 million), representing an increase of 80.8% year on year("yoy"). The
Group's gross profit amounted to RMB 1,144.2 million (2018: RMB512.6 million), representing
an increase of 123.2% yoy. The Group's gross profit margin increased by 9
percentage points("ppts") from 38.6% in 2018 to 47.6%. Core net profit amounted
to RMB446.9 million (2018: RMB164.9 million), representing an increase of
171.0%. Profit attributable to ......read more
“Fans await with high expectations for the #TwitterBlueroom Live Q&A with Suho” Suho of EXO is set to hold a
live Q&A session on #TwitterBlueroom to
celebrate the release of his first EP, "Self-Portrait"Suho will unbox his album for the first time
Winning submissions from #?????????? (Drawing Contest for the World's Best Suho)
will also be announced and featured
Suho's Tweet announcing his live Q&A session on #TwitterBlueroom
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020
- Twitter Korea will host a 'live' #TwitterBlueroom Q&A session with
Suho, member of the popular Kpop boy band EXO (@weareoneEXO), on March 26th at 6PM KST. A
special emoji has been created in line with the theme of his first EP titled
"Self-Portrait," which will appear automatically when fans use the hashtags #SUHO, #Self_Portrait, and #LetsLove from March 26th onwards. Suho's
first solo EP will be officially released on March 30th.
In this special Q&A session, Suho
will share more about his new album "Self-Portrait," his plans as a solo
artist, and what he has been up to recently. Fans can watch the live #TwitterBlueroom on EXO's official
Twitter account (@weareoneEXO), and interact with
him directly using the hashtags #TwitterBlueroom and #SUHO, or within the live
Furthermore, Suho will be doing a
special unboxing segment during his live #TwitterBlueroom. He will unveil his
EP package for the first time, which consists of an album cover, booklet,
postcards, as well as regular and special photo cards.
Suho will also feature the winning
illustrations from the drawing contest entered using the hashtag #?????????? (Drawing Contest
for the World's Best, SUHO) held on EXO's official Twitter account (@weareoneEXO) earlier this
month. Fans had to post illustrations of SUHO on Twitte ......read more
Makes Recommendations Aimed at Improving ASEAN's Attractiveness and Supporting Sustainable Economic Development SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 March
2020 - Supporting Vietnam's Chairmanship Theme of a Cohesive and
Responsive ASEAN, the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) has today published two
papers to enhance ASEAN's competitiveness and attractiveness for increased
trade and investment. The EU-ABC is
issuing these reports at the time of the 6th ASEAN Finance Ministers and
Central Bank Governors Meeting in Vietnam, to encourage concrete actions to
help ASEAN improve its resilience to economic shock waves, and achieve its
objectives for trade and investment.
ways in which sustainable finance can support ASEAN's ability to meet its
Sustainable Development Goals. "ASEAN
Competitiveness and Trade Facilitation" discusses how intra-ASEAN trade is
crucial in promoting a cohesive and integrated region and better positioning
the region as a trade and investment destination going forward.
Commenting on the launch of the papers, Chris
Humphrey Executive Director of the EU-ABC, said: "The recommendations in the reports are
especially timely given the current challenges to the global economy. ASEAN has taken concrete measures towards its' own economic
integration agenda. But more needs to be done to strengthen ASEAN's position in
global supply chains. At times like
these, ASEAN can act collectively to advance development for the benefit of its
talented citizens, and improve competitiveness.
We hope that our publications will serve as food for thought among ASEAN
leaders, and help bring the very best efforts of European businesses to
facilitate long-term, sustainable investment in the region, and support the
vision of ASEAN leaders of a more secure, prosperous and inclusive future."
EU-ABC Chairman Donald Kanak said
: "Over the past decade GDP growth and FDI ......read more
The Digital Entertainment Asset Pte.LTD (DEA) have announced listing of it’s in-game currency DEP (DEAPcoin) on top digital currency exchange OKEx. SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Singapore-based Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (DEA),
announced that the digital currency DEP
(DEAPcoin) used in its subordinated entertainment platform "PlayMinig" is
going to be listed on leading digital currency exchange OKEx on April 8th.
PlayMining and DEAPcoin
entertainment platform "PlayMining" is an economic and ecological
platform on which users can buy & trade props that appear in games and
comics, using DEAPcoin. DEAPcoin can be earned by playing games or watching
have announced that it has taken on Shiina Shigeru, and Yoshida Naohito as Co-CEO. Mr. Shiina Shigeru, a former president of PwC Japan and vice
president of KPMG Consulting, has formally joined DEA's business team, and
together with Mr. Yoshida Naohito, a serial entrepreneur has successfully
listed three companies in Japan, these two Co-representatives (Co-CEO) will
work together to build a strong business system.
student of AI technology in NEC Central Research Institute, Shiina published a
number of papers, and also obtained a number of franchises. In order to promote
the application of AI in the society, he later turned to the consultant
Shiina Shigeru spoke about how he hopes to use experience to help
PlayMining succeed, stating:
it's amazing to be involved in an innovative business, it's just a matter of
carrying out the spirit of challenge I've had so far. I hope to make the best
use of my experience so far to create a career that will bring impact to the
as a magazine editor, Yoshida Naohito developed the animation game company
GLAMS at the age of 28, later establishing three different companie ......read more
Continue to pursue asset-light operations and focus
on general health & wellness industrySteady development on the three core businesses
Year ended 31 December
Gross profit margin
Profit attributable to owners of the Company
Basic earnings per share (RMB cents)
Final dividend per share (RMB cents)
Operational & Development Highlights:
Rapid growth in scale expansion in property management segment
Revenue from property management service
segment amounted to RMB646.4 million with a growth rate of 42.6%, accounting
for approximately 71.8% of the total revenue. Gross profit margin was 34.6%.As at 31 December 2019, the Group had a total gross
floor area (GFA) under management of approximately 15.1 million sq.m., of which
the Group achieved an increase in the GFA under management of 4.7 million sq.m.
under the property management service segment, representing a year-on-year (y-o-y)
increase of 45.2%.Revenue from Southern China region accounted for 62.2% of the total
revenue; the Group will continue to benefit from policy for Guangdong-Hong
Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Significant growth in commercial operational segment
Segment Revenue from commercial operational
services amounted to RMB254.4 million with an annual growth rate of 53.6%,
accounting for appro ......read more
Zebra Dramatically Reduces Latency and Boosts Performance, Flattening Time-to-Market for AI Solutions in Autonomous Cars, Robotics and Smart Cities SINGAPORE and SILICON VALLEY, CA - Media OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Global technology solutions provider Avnet Asia and AI software innovator
Mipsology today announced that Avnet will promote and resell Mipsology's Zebra software platform to its
APAC customer base. Zebra removes the technical complexity of FPGAs, making
them plug-and-play with exceptionally fast performance. This agreement extends Avnet's
IoT ecosystem, bringing Mipsology's breakthrough deep learning inference
acceleration solution to its Asia customers. Companies looking to deploy
AI can now seamlessly migrate to new FPGA-based acceleration technologies with
no code change and enjoy a much longer lifespan for software and hardware than
they could with GPU-based solutions.
first product incorporating the solution will be the Zebra-powered Xilinx Alveo
data center accelerator cards. The range of offerings is expected to expand in
the future. In addition to distributing the solution, Avnet offers a comprehensive
suite of services for customers looking at deploying machine learning for data
centers, including hardware, software, system integration, application
development, design chain and technical expertise.
better suited than GPUs to accelerate the decision-making (inference) process
for large industrial AI applications like video surveillance, smart cities and
autonomous cars. However, FPGA
programming requires the significant knowledge and expertise of specialized,
hard-to-find hardware designers. Zebra eliminates the need for FPGA expertise,
making them as easy to use
for deep learning inference acceleration as CPU/GPU. Running neural networks
defined with TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, and other frameworks on FPGAs would
normally require considerable manual tim ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company announced
the addition of Sinotrans Container Lines Co., Ltd. (Sinolines) on CALISTA™, an
open, neutral and trusted global supply chain orchestration platform. Sinolines is a shipping company
focusing on intra-Asia trade in China.
Customers on CALISTA™ can leverage on Sinolines's extensive port
network in China and access to warehousing, terminal and yard services with
multimodal freight options including cross-border rail transhipment services.
Sinolines will harness CALISTA™ to expand their business footprint
and customers can tap on CALISTA™'s global connectivity to more than
60 Customs nodes to fulfil their compliance requirements as well access to
financing suite on the same platform.
Kok Keong CEO of GeTS, said: "China has been ASEAN's
largest trading partner in the past 10 years, with bilateral trade reaching
$292 billion in the first half of 20191. We are delighted to have Sinolines
onboard CALISTA™, to integrate the digital and logistics aspects of the supply
chain ecosystem. This partnership will
bring synergistic value to the customers, allowing for more efficient logistics
and distribution. We will continue to make trade more accessible, predictable
Chun Ji GM of Sinolines, said: "As a shipping company focusing on intra-Asia
trade, Sinolines aims to offer comprehensive logistic service to customers. It
is a great pleasure for Sinolines to establish cooperation with GeTS and to
connect with a supply chain orchestration platform. We can provide better, more
convenient and efficient service to our customers through the close cooperation
between Sinolines and GeTS."
with China driving ASEAN's growth,
China Daily, January 2020 About Global eTrade ServicesGlobal eTrade Services (GeTS), a global
leading trade platform company, is s ......read more
Audio Business Expanded Steadily; Actively Developed Global Market of Smart Products
Results Highlights (For the year ended 31 December 2019)
Audio Products (1)
IoT Related Products (3)
Video Products (4)
(1) Mainly include smart
voice speakers, wireless speakers, soundbars, home theatres, and mini speakers
Mainly include fabric covering for external sales, plastic injection
structural parts, speakers, wireless
modules, and other
components. The ancillary products of Guangdong Regency Optics-electron Co.,
Ltd., a subsidiary of the Group, began to be consolidated into the revenue of
ancillary products of the Group in the first quarter of 2019
Mainly include smart plugs, smart gateways and other IoT products
Mainly include DVD players, BD players, OTT set top boxes (STB), and
* The sales volume of certain
IoT related products in 2018 was reclassified to video products for the reason
of product form adjustment.
Smart speakers, headphones, and soundbars businesses grew rapidly.Smart produ ......read more
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 March 2020 - Invested by FightToFame
Pictures, international superstar Jamie Foxx and Hollywood's famous film
company CLS will jointly produce the film When We Pray.
As one of Hollywood's
most famous, best international superstars, Jamie Foxx has been loved by film
audiences worldwide. For his outstanding performance in the biographical film Ray, he won the Oscar for Best Actor, British
Film Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Music / Comedy
Actor. In the same year, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor for his performance in the action film Collateral. Other outstanding characters include Django
in the film Django Unchained,
and the super villain "Electro" in The Amazing Spider-man 2.It is
understood that the new film When We
Pray produced by FightToFame Pictures in collaboration with Jamie Foxx and
co-produced by the well-known Hollywood film company CLS; the film is very
humanistic and tells about the touching story of two brothers worked as pastors
in different churches of a community. Carrie,
a well-known film producer and founding chairman of FightToFame Pictures, said:
Jamie Foxx is not only deeply rooted in the acting skills of Hollywood
international superstars, but also the box office of his film has won the favor
of film audiences. This is the reason why FightToFame Pictures and the
well-known Hollywood film company CLS invested in the new film When We Pray by
Jamie Foxx. In addition to Jamie Foxx's love of the film's script, with the
understanding of Asian film market by FightToFame Pictures, we believe that the
film will be loved by audiences. In particular, FightToFame's original film
mode cultivates and creates battle heroes, and plans to appear in the film.
This move will make the film loved by fans in many countries and regions around
the world when it is released worldwide, and get a good performance at t ......read more
Uses artificial intelligence to predict short term price movements in major FX pairs for market participants and is available to global users of Eikon BEIJING, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 24
March 2020 - Bank of China has launched DeepFX, an
artificial intelligence-based foreign exchange trading signal prediction
application through Eikon, the first released third-party Eikon app from a
China based financial institution.
DeepFX was developed by the Digital Asset Management Department of Bank
of China using deep learning technology to predict the short-term price
movements of major foreign exchange currency pairs. The app covers six currency
pairs including EURUSD, AUDUSD, GBPUSD, USDCAD, USDJPY and USDCHF, and is ideal
for traders, quant developers heads of fintech innovation and data scientists.
The 'Lite' version released provides a 5-minute interval real-time FX
trade signal forecasting service, while displaying back-test results within 10
days (see the chart below). Global Eikon users can subscribe to the app for
free through Refinitiv's App
"With the unprecedented
increase in market volatility across global financial markets in recent months,
the Bank of China's DeepFX application is a timely and practical tool to
empower users with the insights they need to navigate the turbulent FX landscape,"
said Nicole Chen, Head of China at Refinitiv. "We are pleased to see Bank of
China leveraging our platform to showcase their AI technology and financial
expertise for customers. We certainly look forward to having more financial
institutions take advantage of our open platform to build out their service
offerings in China."
Eikon enables financial professionals to access an incredible depth and
breadth of financial analysis data to make smarter decisions, and is also a
flexible, open platform that's purpose-built for trade innovation, allowing
custom ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 March 2020 - SocialPeta,
an intelligent analysis platform for advertising intelligence solutions, is
stepping into the Vietnamese market after 45 countries.
Having cover with 68 advertising platforms in the mobile application,
gaming and e-commerce sectors, SocialPeta will
increase advertising performance of brands and agencies in Vietnam by offering
more than 600 million advertising data.
The digital advertising industry, which has 12% increase
costs over the past two years has forced brands to take much more strategic
steps. Founded in 2016 as an intelligent analysis platform for advertising
intelligence, is finally preparing to enter the market. SocialPeta,
which cover with 68 advertising platforms worldwide and operates in 45
countries, will offer data-driven market and competitor analyses to improve
advertising performance by offering more than 600 million advertising data to
brands and agencies in Vietnam.
Data of dozens of advertising platforms from Facebook to
Intelligent advertising platform SocialPeta services
hundreds companies such as Facebook, Google, Alibaba, Netease Games, Baidu,
Perfect World and Toutiao. Tracking the digital advertising activities of
brands, the software optimizes advertising investment and provides insight into
how and where brands, competitors, and other companies in the industry spend
their budget and overall strategies.
Stating that they are focusing on technical ability and big
data, SocialPeta founder
Rocks said: "We have decided to expand our global market network further
by operating in the Vietnamese market. Our experience in the last five years
shows us that we can provide better advertising data analysis services in
Vietnam. In addition, we will help more Vietnamese companies enrich their
advertising creativity, optimize their advertising data and improve th ......read more
Backing the right horse in crisis times: A forward-looking partnership between Pegasus Development AG and the UK-based chemical company Nuevo CHUR, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 24 March 2020 - Restaurants
and coffee shops are closed. The doors of shopping centres and shops remain
closed. Most of the production facilities are at standstill or have gone into
short-time working. In short: the economy has ground to a halt.
However, there are a number of industries that are
benefiting strongly from the corona crisis. The current high demand for
disinfectants plays into the cards of chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech
companies. It is precisely these companies that have seen an enormous sales
boom in recent weeks. Due to the enormous demand, most of the companies in this
industry now have the problem to keep up their production. Gradually, all
companies in the sector are running out of ethanol reserves. Due to the
explosive demand, this raw material is currently very difficult to obtain, and
even when it can be, it is extremely expensive.
This is a problem that the UK-based chemical company NUEVO
does not have, because their disinfectants are based on vegetable surfactants
rather than alcohol. Thus, the company is not only able to maintain its
production, but is also planning to expand its production facilities together
with its new financially strong partner Pegasus
Development AG on the back of the ever-increasing demand.
Pegasus Development AG has not only secured the trademark
rights but also 100% of the distribution rights of Nuevo. It is a new division
for the Swiss investment company. Roberto Spano, Member of the Board of
Directors, commented on the venture as follows: "With our worldwide
network and many years of experience in logistics and transport, we are not
only meeting the high demand, but are also remaining true to our aspiration to
promote continuous growth. Every crisis presents opportunities. As Pegasus ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 24 March 2020 - In the last decade, Singaporeans, individuals and
families alike, often contend with financial pressures, resulting from the
rising cost of living and changes in lifestyle. Especially for young couples, purchasing
their first property is often a financial burden they struggle with once the
marital bliss of the 'honeymoon' period fades. And with recent events, both in
Singapore and abroad, financial stress has heightened.
Building a solid financial foundation is therefore more
essential than ever to meet our needs at different stages of life and secure a
financially stable future. Launched by FinTech start-up BetterTradeOff (BTO) to
help individuals make informed financial decisions, 'Up' (upplan.sg) simplifies
the financial planning process by providing people with a do-it-yourself tool
for exploring and understanding different financial choices and outcomes.
Along with a myriad of features such as retirement
planning, education planning and insurance planning for users to choose from
and build their own financial plan, 'Up' eases the financial stress and anxiety
of purchasing a home, with a mortgage comparison tool for refinancing.
Up lets first time home owners run real-time home
purchase simulations-- property type, purchase value and year of purchase (or
projected year of purchase) -- making it easy to build a home purchase plan. The
platform even shows the projected purchase value, which takes into
consideration a 5% real estate appreciation rate per annum.
Users can also plan how to finance the property by
deciding on the down payment; type of loan (HDB or bank); how much CPF savings
they can use to pay for their home loan; and how CPF monthly repayments are split
between them and their partner. The platform makes it easy to explore the best
repayment method for their needs.
Based on the input provided, Up helps users determine the
p ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 23 Mar, 2020 - As the novel coronavirus epidemic
continues, there is still a dire shortage of face masks, presenting a serious
threat to the public's health, especially those in low-income families. Chinachem
Group (the Group) is endeavouring to source
masks and anti-epidemic supplies from various channels to protect its employees
and their family members, as well as the local community, from
the virus. Recently, with
a new supply of masks in stock, the Group has announced
it will donate 200,000 masks to people in need through the Hong Kong Council of
Social Service (HKCSS), in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic alongside
Hong Kong citizens.
Chinachem Group is donating 200,000 face masks
to people in need through the HKCSS network to help them fight the spread of
coronavirus. Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of
Chinachem Group (left) hands over the face masks to Chua Hoi Wai, Chief
Executive of HKCSS. Chinachem Group is donating 200,000 face masks
to people in need through the HKCSS network, including the elderly, disabled,
underprivileged families and ethnic minorities.
Donald Choi, Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group said, "With a strong foothold in Hong Kong for 60 years, Chinachem has always been committed to the community. During this
difficult period, we see it as our social responsibility to support
anti-epidemic efforts. During the past few weeks, our team members have spent
great efforts day and night to source masks from various channels. These masks
will be allocated to our staff and their families with some reserved for daily
operations, while 200,000 will be donated to people in need through the HKCSS
network to help them fight the spread of coronavirus. I would like to express
my gratitude to our colleagues and the HKCSS for all their efforts. "
Since the o ......read more
Revenue up 40.6% to US$357.4 millionStrong
balance sheet with US$884.2 million of cash and net debt / total assets of
by 38.7% to US$22.1 billion, further cementing ESR's position as APAC's largest
logistics real estate platformGFA increased
by 42.8% to 17.2 million sqm
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR" or the "Company",
together with its subsidiaries as the "Group"; SEHK Stock Code: 1821), the
largest APAC focused logistics real estate platform, today announced its
results for the financial year ended 31 December 2019 ("FY2019").
The Group recorded strong revenue of US$357.4 million in FY2019, up 40.6%
from US$254.1 million in FY2018. Net Profiti was US$245.2 million,
representing 20.8% growth from US$203.0 million in FY2018. Core PATMI was
US$226.7 million, representing a 53.6% increase from US$147.6 million in
FY2018. EBITDA achieved a record US$549.1 million, up 42.9% from US$384.2
million in FY2018. Adjusted EBITDA
increased by 49.8% to US$358.9 million in FY2019, compared with US$239.6
million in FY2018.
Year-on-Year Change (%)
i. Profit After Tax
and Minority Interest (PATMI) ii. Excludes fair
value on comple ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Connecting fashion and
lifestyle brands to its member shoppers, OnTheList -- the pioneering concept of Members-Only Flash Sales is set
to revolutionise the luxury retail landscape in Asia. Joining hands with
international premium brands, fashion aficionados in Singapore can now enjoy
accessible luxury at their fingertips with exclusive access to luxury brands at
Born out of a shared
passion for fashion, luxury and good deals, co-founders and husband-and-wife
duo Delphine Lefay
and Diego Dultzin Lacoste first conceptualised the idea in 2016 while working
in Hong Kong's retail industry. Being at the forefront of a fast-paced fashion
industry, they realised there was an absence of options for distributors and
brands to clear old inventory occupying valuable warehouse space. As a result
of the overproduction and excess inventory, products are either destroyed or
Committed to providing an environmentally and financially sustainable
option for brands to clear end-of-season items without compromising brand
value, OnTheList appeals to both brand and consumer; acting as the middleman
between members looking for affordable luxury lifestyle products and brands
that are looking to sell off past season items. The result is a win-win
solution for all, with members gaining access to authentic and quality products
with the promise of being the best deal in town.
part of a quiet revolution to the widely-known fashion problem, OnTheList has
been actively minimising the fashion surplus and damage to the environment one
flash sale event at a time. Commenting on the success of the flash sale concept
in Singapore, Diego Dultzin Lacoste,
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, OnTheList said "The support here in
Singapore has really been amazing, not only from the growth in membership
numbers but also with our luxury brand partners who share the same ......read more
MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 23
March 2020 - Limitless Technology Sdn Bhd, the internet company behind
consumer brands such as Flower Chimp, has launched a new subsidiary, Cake
Rush.CakeRush is set to become the nation's #1 address to order cakes online.
With the support of numerous local cake brands, Cake Rush kicked-off this March
by pulling the heartstrings and sending smiles to children and caretakers of
shelter homes this March.
Cake Rush has sent out cakes to children and caretakers at Shelter Home for
Children, Agathians Shelter, Petaling Jaya and Rainbow Home, Cheras, Selangor.
As part of delivering smiles and happiness, Cake Rush ensured that each home
receives a substantial amount of whole cakes so that everyone living in the
homes is able to enjoy the cakes. While the preparations and arrangements of
close to one hundred cakes might seem tedious, seeing the smiles of the
children receiving the cakes upon delivery made it all worth it.
continues its operations during the nation's MCO period - allowing people to
conveniently order cakes online without taking any risks by stepping outside of
their house. Currently, close to a hundred different cakes & pastries are
available from as little as RM49 incl. same day delivery.About Cake RushCake Rush offers a wide
variety of cakes and pastries at affordable prices with free delivery across
Klang Valley. Together with our local bakers, there's a cake for every
occasion. For more information, visit www.cakerush.my....read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Are you
well-prepared in life? Etiqa's latest campaign, "Have you Tiq yet" is timely
launched to encourage Singaporeans to re-evaluate their level of preparedness
in times of crisis. The local insurer adopted a light-hearted and direct
approach to provide fresh perspectives on simple yet reliable digital insurance
solutions to meet unpredictable situations in life.
its previous award-winning campaigns, "Have you Tiq yet" personifies Tiq -- the
digital channel of Etiqa, and reflects wry humour with a comedic series of
unfortunate events befallen an unsuspecting family. Help came swiftly in the
form of Tiq Man delivering Etiqa's promise of "always having your back". This
latest campaign underscores Etiqa's commitment to provide insurance with fast and
easy customer experience, in pursuit of its constant mission to humanise
insurance and make the world a better place.
places strong emphasis on making insurance transparent and accessible through
the simplest and most innovative way. Our insurance products are easy to buy
and manage, and fast to claim via our online portal and mobile app so that
customers consistently have the best experience across the entire journey,"
said Dennis Liu, Head of Digital and Business Transformation and Technology of
Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.
digital insurer is known for its customer-centred products and solutions. Its
online offerings of life insurance and general insurance are available at Tiq.com.sg, of which many
comprises first-in-market features such as cancer insurance with no claim
discount (NCD), flexible whole life insurance savings plan, and straight-through-processing
of travel claims.
added, "Insurance is like an invisible shield. You cannot see us, but we are
always here for our customers."
integrated campaign "Have you Ti ......read more
UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Media
OutReach - March 23, 2020 - As countries
worldwide face the challenge of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Ultimaker is making its global network of 3D
printing hubs, experts, and designers directly available to hospitals in need of tools and applications that are short in supply and can be
quickly produced with 3D printing. Through Ultimaker.com, hospitals can now learn the location of available
3D printing hubs nearby. And direct contact is offered with Ultimaker and local
3D printing experts and designers to advise and support on creating and
obtaining the parts they need most.
launched the following initiatives on Ultimaker.com:
1. Connect and Print:Hospitals that face acute
shortages of critical parts and that have approved 3D print designs and
material specifications already available can directly connect with 3D printing
experts nearby to send their 3D print requests to be printed. Ultimaker makes
in-house 3D printing capacity available as well. A continuously updated map
shows which 3D printing hubs are available nearby.
2. Design, Check, and Print:If a hospital needs help
designing parts and tools that run out and are now in limited supply, Ultimaker
is making a team of highly motivated designers and application engineers available
to support in designing and creating the desired part. This part is printed by
the nearest 3D print hub and sent to the hospital as soon as possible. After
testing and receiving approval of the hospital, the part is available for further
3D printed production.
equipment parts might break or hospitals may run out of particular tools, for
example," said Siert Wijnia, Co-founder at Ultimaker. "We are proud to see the
3D printing community come together to immediately print approved designs of
objects that hospitals need right now. We ......read more
Infor China and local customer won
the "2019 National Leading Brand Enterprise in the Logistics
award for completeness of great vision and ability
BEIJING, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today
announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned Infor in the Leaders quadrant of the
2019 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems. Infor was positioned in the Leaders quadrant for its
ability to execute and its completeness of vision.
"While a very mature market,
WMS offerings continue to differ in areas like usability, adaptability,
intelligence, scalability up and down market, and life cycle costs," Gartner
said in the report. "Furthermore, customers increasingly favor supply chain
suites that can support end-to-end logistics process orchestration."
Rod Johnson, EVP & GM,
Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Infor, said, "We believe that Infor's position
as a Leader in this Gartner Magic Quadrant reaffirms our belief that a single,
unified, global warehousing solution built to take advantage of business value
of the cloud, provides a strong foundation for sustainable growth in the age of
customer-driven supply chains."
Infor CloudSuite WMS is the next evolution of Infor
SCE (Supply Chain Execution), combining Infor's enhanced capabilities in
warehouse management with the computing power of the cloud. As a cloud
offering, Infor CloudSuite WMS offers the same experience to customers, no matter
how they choose to deploy it (multi-tenant, single-tenant or on-premises), and
it has native support for 14 languages.
The newest member of Infor's
CloudSuite products, CloudSuite WMS also brings the agile, flexible and proven
performance Infor cloud customers have come to expect.
Visual warehousing, labor
management, and open API ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020
- With beginnings in 2005, Thom Signature is an interior design consultancy that specializes in various
design services across different types of properties including condos, HDBs,
landed houses and commercial areas. Over the years, they have earned
accreditations such as BCA-registered contractor, RCMA and bizSAFE, which
speaks on the quality of work delivered. The company has also garnered a
privileged client list, having served more than 30 Multinational Corporations
(MNCs). Thom Signature was involved in an impressive number of acclaimed
projects across Singapore, thus making a name for themselves as one of the
leading interior design companies in the country.
For more than a decade, Thom
Signature has taken part in residential projects, offering condo and landed property interior
design in Singapore
with innovative design solutions. From living room to bedroom and kitchen renovation, they provide a diverse
portfolio of design styles for clients to choose from and cater to various
client requirements -- whether it's a contemporary theme or a glamourous and
luxury style. Between space planning and idea conceptualization, their team of
interior designers and planners are also involved in carpentry works to
tailor-make an interior space that is functional and visually appealing.
While the firm has enjoyed
success in operating 15 years in business, they wanted to extend their reach to
a wider target audience. As Thom Signature began sourcing for a marketing firm,
they select Impossible Marketing to be their preferred marketing partner -- a
leading Digital Marketing Agency in Singapore. Established in 2012,
Impossible Marketing provides companies with digital marketing services to
achieve targeted traffic, boost quality leads and improve sales online. The
agency has achieved consistent ranking at the 1st page of Google search results
for competitive keyword like "Digital Marketin ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 March 2020
- X0PA AI an AI HR Tech start-up headquartered in Singapore has announced its
product integration with Beamery, the leading Talent Operating System. The two
companies have concluded their product integration to deliver cutting-edge
solutions that allow organizations to take an objective approach to talent
This integration provides recruiters all the
capabilities they require to source, screen, attract, engage and build a strong
talent pipeline. Recruiters can now seamlessly navigate and sync jobs, and AI
sourced and pre-screened candidates between X0PA and Beamery's CRM.
Existing Beamery customers can now leverage on X0PA's AI
based matching & pre-screening capabilities in order to source new
candidates as well as retarget existing talents across databases.
X0PA customers can take advantage of the candidate
relationship management capabilities of Beamery in order to nurture target
candidates and build an engaged talent pipeline for future opportunities.
"We're happy to partner
with X0PA and give shared customers a seamless solution for AI driven sourcing,
candidate management and engagement" Said Sultan, President at Beamery
further helps our clients manage relationship with candidates, keep them
engaged, and drive a world class talent experience" Said Nina Alag Suri, CEO and founder of X0PA Ai
Watch the video here
X0PA has been recently identified as one of the four Leading Artificial Intelligence automation platforms 2019 by IDC.X0PA AI has additional product integrations
with Microsoft Dynamics and Ms Teams, Greenhouse, Idibu amongst others.About Beamery: Beamery's Talent Operating System allows enterprises to
attract, engage, and retain top talent, and manage the entire talent journey on
one unified platform. Beamery's mission is to create the future of work, by
changing how companies connect with talent. ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 March 2020 - Microsoft marks the
third anniversary of Teams this week -- a platform that is continually
shaping a new culture of work and collaboration worldwide.
of organizations, large and small, have been using Teams as a hub for daily work,
helping them to stay connected and engaged. Worldwide, 44 million people are
using Teams on a daily basis*, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Industry
leading organizations are rolling out Teams enterprise-wide -- in fact, 20
customers have more than 100,000 employees actively using Teams, including
Ernst & Young, SAP, and Continental AG, as well as Accenture, which has
440,000 employees actively using Teams.
we launched Teams three years ago, it has evolved to become the hub for
teamwork -- a place where you can meet, chat, call, and collaborate all in one
place. We will continue to improve and expand experiences for all workers to be
as productive and connected as possible. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to
push people everywhere into remote work and learning, enabling remote work for
our customers has never felt more important, and we are grateful for the
opportunity to do so." Said Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
What's New in Teams
To mark this
milestone, Microsoft announced a number of new updates that will come to Teams.
Real-time noise suppression minimizes distracting background noise, allowing users to hear what's being
The raise hand feature lets anyone in the meeting send a visual signal that
they have something to say -- especially useful in large meetings, when remote
participants chime in when they need to speak.Integrated Teams and
RealWear HMT-1 head-mounted device. For
workers to access information and communicate hands-free with remote experts
from their job site.Bookings app in Teams to ensure that appointm ......read more
Company’s cross-layer detection and response (XDR) solution cited as strong differentiator HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - March 19, 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today
announced that it has been recognized as a "leader" in The Forrester Wave™:
Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020.
their 14-criteria evaluation of enterprise detection and response (EDR)
providers, Forrester evaluated 12 security vendors in three distinct areas:
current offering, strategy, and market presence. Trend Micro earned the highest
possible score in the "endpoint telemetry" and "security analytics" criteria
(under the current offering category), the "product vision" and "performance"
criteria (under the strategy category) and "enterprise clients" and "product
line revenue" criteria (under the market presence category).
to a Ponemon Institute study, 68% of
organizations were victims of endpoint attacks in 2019 and the average cost per
endpoint breach increased to $9 million. Threat actors continue to evolve as
technology evolves and there is a clear need for improved protection against
cyberthreats. This protection requires solutions that can extend detection and
response capabilities to additional security layers in order to offer greater
visibility of suspicious activity.
example, with phishing being the single most effective way for an adversary to
target an organization, Trend Micro has integrated detection and response
across endpoints and email to produce more insightful investigations. With the
leading attack source covered, analysts can trace a root cause analysis back to
email to identify all impacted parties, contain the threat, and stop the
Micro goes beyond endpoint by implementing cross-layer
detection and response (XDR) across
endpoint, email, cloud workloads and network to remove ......read more
Keeping productivity levels high is an essential touchpoint in the transition to remote work arrangements. SINGAPORE
- Media OutReach - 19 March
2020 - Amid global health concerns over the rapid
development and spread of the novel coronavirus -- Covid-2019, companies are
closing physical offices and shifting to remote work arrangements. Working from
home has its fair share of benefits and challenges. Potentially, there is a big
adjustment factor as not everyone is accustomed to working from home or
shifting their mode of work to a remote one suddenly. First Page Digital Singapore
was recently featured on Entrepreneur.com explaining their exact
process on how we managed operations remotely, be sure to check it out!
Working from home enables you to save time on commute, increase
time available to complete chores around the house and spend more time with
family. With every move, there are bound to be challenges as well. Staying
connected and focused on tasks can be difficult on the psyche over time as
A digital marketing agency in Singapore, adaptability is a core
value for the team at First Page Digital.
Part of their social responsibility and social distancing measures, the agency
has been working remotely since the 9th of March this year, placing the health
and well-being of employees and clients first and foremost.
How can companies improve productivity as teams continue to
work from home for the time-being? From designated working environments to
collaborative work tools, the First Page Digital team is focused on efficiently
carrying out business-as-usual plans from home.
1. Setting Up A Conducive
Creating a distinct mental association for work and relaxation
is key to keeping productivity levels up during work hours. Though working from
bed sounds like a great idea, it could not be farther from the truth. Working
in an area where you predomina ......read more
Partners with Public-Listed
Homebuilders in the U.S. and Launches a new Fund
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 March 2020
- Walton International Group ("Walton") announced a two-pronged
strategy with the single over-arching objective of accelerating exit activity
on its existing and new property acquisitions for the benefit of its investors.
The strategy addresses two fundamental changes in the U.S. homebuilding and land
development industry which have emerged following the market's recovery from
the great recession.
The first major
change is the mass departure of specialist land developers who exited the
market in 2008 and never returned. The
second change is a prolonged contraction in bank financing of land and
construction loans. Banks withdrew from
this business line in 2008 and are yet to make a significant return.
Partnering with Public Listed National Homebuilders
Walton will have its investors' exit strategy pre-programmed before it acquires
predevelopment land properties in the path of growth. This is achieved by
executing an "Exit Focused Agreement" with a homebuilder prior to property
acquisition allowing them an exclusive period to negotiate the terms of a
phased takedown of land. Specifically, this strategy will target properties
where homebuilder cash flow from home sales is forecast to commence after 24
the acquisition of the land. The homebuilder
will collaborate with Walton on the long-term planning objectives of the land
and is anticipated to start phased development of the property as soon as the
market is deemed ready.
This new strategy will
allow the homebuilder to acquire land in phases with the bulk of land payments
deferred to the timing of home sales. In
return, the homebuilder will take on the entitlement and land development
cost. For Walton and its investors, they
will see their investment cash flowing over the course of the developm ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 19 March
2020 - Microsoft today announced that over one
billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more
than one billion active Windows 10 devices. Since its release in 2015, every new build of Windows 10 has seen
customer satisfaction improve through fixes, new capabilities and experiences for
customers to benefit from a secure, reliable platform.
With 100 percent of the
Fortune 500 now using Windows 10 devices, it has become a critical platform for
driving business transformation in the enterprise and beyond. In addition, one
in seven people, from developers, business professionals, students and families
are planning, creating, ideating, executing, and doing great things with
Windows 10. More companies are also transitioning from older operating systems
to Windows 10 as part of their commitment to running the business more
efficiently and securely, positioning themselves to offer better products,
services and solutions to their customers.
From one to one billion devices
"With Windows 10, our focus has always been to put the customer at the center,
to listen to feedback, and to have that feedback shape the development process.
One of the strongest examples of this customer focus is our Windows Insider Program
which now has over 17.8M Insiders in every country of the world," said Yusuf
Mehdi, CVP Modern Life, Search and Devices, Microsoft. "We have also
strived to make Windows an open, inclusive, and accessible platform that can
empower everyone to achieve their goals. Our Windows Accessibility team
focuses on human-centered design, a method where engineers and designers work
to deeply understand peoples' needs, and then co-design and continuously
iterate on solutions directly with them".
can expect new Windows 10 features and security updates to be delivered faster,
with the duration evolving from a version every 3 years, to mu ......read more
Acceleration of strategy with addition of a scale life insurance platform to complement Prudential’s strong asset management position HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 19 March 2020 - Prudential Life Assurance
(Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Prudential Thailand"), a subsidiary of
Prudential plc, is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic bancassurance
partnership with TMB Bank Public Company Limited ("TMB") with an initial term
of 15 years to provide Prudential's leading suite of health and wealth
solutions to TMB's large and growing customer base.
The new agreement
significantly expands and extends Prudential's successful partnership with
Thanachart Bank to TMB Bank, which, following their merger, is the sixth
largest bank by deposits and fourth largest bank by branches in Thailand.
Thailand is the
second largest life insurance market and the largest mutual fund market in ASEAN,and
has significant growth potential. The bancassurance partnership strongly complements
Prudential's top-five market position in the mutual fund market. It also deepens the strong relationship with
TMB established through Prudential's joint venture asset management partnerships¹,
where Prudential has a 12 per cent share² of the Thai mutual fund market. Together,
both partners now have a high-quality platform to deliver best-in-class,
holistic health and wealth solutions to 9 million TMB customers equivalent to 17
per cent of the country's adult population³.
The new strategic
partnership with TMB enables Prudential Thailand to achieve the scale and
presence in the life insurance market, consistent with its ambition of being a
leading player. It is also strongly aligned with TMB's own aspirations of being
a partner in its customers' lives in providing a suite of insurance solutions
and digital services.
Nicandrou, Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, said, "We
are delighted to enter into a lo ......read more
Revenue surges in the Americas and Asia-Pacific
Profitable service business maintains its rapid growth
'Transform for Growth' efficiency program launched with
the aim of increasing competitiveness
Forecast for 2020 heavily affected by weak economic
Proposed dividend of €0.15 per share, unchanged on 2018
Key figures for the DEUTZ Group
before exceptional items
margin before exceptional items
income before exceptional items
COLOGNE, GERMANY - EQS Newswire - 18 March 2020 - DEUTZ, one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems,
can look back on a satisfactory financial year overall, even though economic
conditions became increasingly gloomy over the course of 2019. "Despite a
challenging fourth quarter, we attained the targets that we had set ourselves
for revenue and the EBIT margin before exceptional items in 2019. We also
successfully forged ahead with implementing our growth initiatives. DEUTZ faces
a year of trans ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 March 2020 - In furthering Singapore as the fintech hub
of Southeast Asia, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) has announced its partnership
with Aspire, a Singapore-based startup with aspirations of being Southeast
Asia's SME Neobank leader.
The partnership will facilitate easier access
for customers, especially SMEs, to trade financing on CALISTA™ Finance
through CALISTA™, a global supply chain orchestration platform run
CALISTA™ Finance aims to address the needs of
underserved businesses, especially SMEs in Southeast Asia, to improve liquidity
and meet other financial needs. By automating the documentation process and
harnessing trade data, the know-your-business (KYB), loan approval and
disbursal processes will be expedited while also enhancing security.
Aspire has been expanding its presence in
several Southeast Asian markets. Through CALISTA™ Finance customers
can seamlessly access the Aspire's credit offerings to expand their own
businesses in the region too.
The company follows partners such as DBS Bank,
the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), MoolahGo, and Liquid Group,
which have already onboarded CALISTA™ Finance since its launch in December
2019. GeTS is also working to harness data to power up other financiers.
Chong Kok Keong CEO of GeTS, said: "We are
delighted to have Aspire onboard CALISTA™, to integrate the digital and
physical aspects of trade financing on a single platform. This partnership will
facilitate more convenient access for our customers to trade financing, as part
of our vision to make trade more accessible, predictable and easier."
"With the same mission to support more small
businesses in Southeast Asia, Aspire is excited to be working together with GeTS,"
said Joel Leong, Co-founder of Aspire.About Global eTrade ServicesGlobal eTrade Services
(GeTS), a global leading trade platform ......read more
KONKA will establish their Mini- and Micro LED pilot production plans based on multiple AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM Planetary® Reactors HERZOGENRATH, GERMANY - EQS Newswire - 17 March 2020 - AIXTRON SE
(FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the
semiconductor industry, announced today that KONKA Group Co., Ltd. has ordered
multiple AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD systems to build its
own volume production of GaN-based (gallium nitride) and AsP-based
(Arsenide-Phosphide) Mini- and Micro LEDs. KONKA, which recently announced its
plans to enter the North American consumer electronics market in 2020,
established its Micro LED initiative as a joint venture with Chongqing
Liangshan Industrial Investment Co. Most recently, the Chinese electronics manufacturer
has launched its "Smart Wall" Micro LED TV.
The Micro LED technology is on the verge to relieve existing display
technologies for next-gen consumer products. Since displays made of Micro LEDs
consist of micron-sized LED arrays forming individual sub-pixel elements, they
offer lowest power consumption while exhibiting superior pixel density,
contrast ratio and brightness at the same time. In comparison to the existing
LCD and OLED technologies, Micro LEDs open new opportunities for the design of
consumer mobile products as well as premium TV displays.
Dr. Allen Tsai, General Manager and CEO at Chongqing KONKA Optoelectronics
Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd., explained: "AIXTRONs
market-leading fully automated MOCVD tools AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM
perfectly meet our tightened wavelength uniformity requirements for Micro LED
manufacturing. The advanced Planetary® technology stands out due to
excellent wavelength uniformity, high yield and efficient high-volume
manufacturing at lowest cost per wafer. Besides our commercial market entry for
Micro LED applications, Chongqing KONKA and Micro Crystal Transfer Group will
develop new techno ......read more
KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 17 March 2020 - Studies conducted at
the South Dakota State University show that freezing blueberries makes their
powerful antioxidants more available to the human body. This is because
anthocyanins, the antioxidant compounds that make blueberries blue, are found
in the skin of the berry. Freezing the berries creates tiny ice crystals
that disrupt the structure of the cells, which in turn makes it easier for our
system to access the anthocyanins contained within the skin. According to the
researcher behind the study, Marin Plumb, because commercially packaged
blueberries are frozen soon after they are picked, "they are equal in quality
have shown that frozen blueberries might even have the edge over fresh berries
when it comes to health. This is great news anyone interested in healthy eating
as frozen BC-grown blueberries are available year-round and frozen BC
blueberries can be used in many of the same recipes as fresh berries.
With over 80 years of blueberry-growing experience, the
BC Blueberry Council represents over 600 highbush growers. Combined these
growers have more than 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres) of highbush blueberries
planted in order to meet growing demand. The BC Blueberry Council has a
strong commitment to on-farm food safety and works diligently with blueberry
growers and collaborates with packers and processors to ensure that BC blueberries
meet the highest standards for food safety and quality. ...read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 March 2020
- Business travel is becoming essential to organizational growth, with the
Global Business Travel Association predicting that work-related travel
expenditures will surpass US$1.7 trillion by 2022. However, booking hotels and
flights, worrying about unavailability, and spending a tremendous amount of
time consolidating travel expenses can put employees off.
Companies have to restructure
their corporate travel programs so that employees can feel more productive on
trips. What would work is a streamlined corporate travel management interface
for planning, booking and expense recording, which emerging services provider
EzBizTrip has an innovative solution for.
More productive trips by saving
time and costs
For small and medium-sized
enterprises, which the corporate travel platform wants to reach out to, trip planning and claims submission can
stretch employees to their limits.
"On average, business travelers
spend at least 20 minutes trying to file and manage their expenses from a
three-day work trip," shared Takaya Tomose, Chief Executive Officer of
EzBizTrip, who has reached out to travelers from Singapore, Vietnam and
Indonesia. "I attend business trips about 180 days in a year and I've always
felt that arranging the trip and sorting my travel expenses wasted my precious
time. That amount of time would be more useful if spent on doing actual work
and being productive."
Apart from sending trip requests
to their management teams, corporate travelers can create itineraries on
EzBizTrip with a Smart Suggestion system. Underpinned
by recommendation engines, the system provides travelers with personalized
results that allow them to book swiftly and with certainty. They can also accurately record and submit all
expenses on the go by snapping a photo of receipts and uploading them onto the
platform. Furthermore, travelers can easily keep track of their expenses
through automate ......read more
In addition to exclusive partnership with tele-medicine provider WhiteCoat, Pre-authorisation and a panel of healthcare partners are also amongst AIA’s key initiatives to provide its policyholders with peace of mind and continued access to quality healthcare Download full image hereSINGAPORE
- Media OutReach - 17 March 2020 - AIA Singapore
today announced that the insurer will cover the costs of
50,000 video medical consultations provided by WhiteCoat,
an on-demand tele-medicine provider, for all policyholders of AIA HealthShield
Gold Max -- a MediSave-approved Integrated Shield
Plan (IP). This is the latest in a series of proactive initiatives from AIA
Singapore to protect individuals and families from the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Individuals who require professional medical advice can
engage WhiteCoat's Singapore-registered doctors from the comfort of their own
home, exclusively via the AIA Healthcare App. After 50,000 video medical consultations
have been utilised by AIA HealthShield Gold Max policyholders in Singapore, they
can continue to engage WhiteCoat's services at a pre-negotiated rate of S$12
First to provide policyholders Pre-authorisation of
medical claims at all private hospitals and healthcare providers nationwide
AIA Singapore also announced today other enhancements for AIA
HealthShield Gold Max plans,
including the extension of claims pre-authorisation to cover all non-emergency admissions
and day surgeries at all private hospitals and healthcare providers across
is already available for policyholders seeking treatment with AIA
Quality Healthcare Partners, a curated panel of
private specialist doctors.
This extended service will be provided to all AIA
HealthShield Gold Max policyholders -- representing approximately 1 in 5
-- effective 15 April 2020. The initiativ ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - March 17, 2020 - Chubb
announced today that Kate Burke has been appointed as
Division Head of International Personal Lines (IPL) in Singapore since 1 March
2020. Ms. Burke will report to Scott Simpson, Country President for Chubb in
Ms. Burke joined Chubb in 2017 and has held roles with
increasing responsibility. Her career with the company includes stints as the
Asia Pacific Portfolio Manager for Travel and most recently, as Head of Travel
With over 12 years of industry experience, Ms. Burke has
a strong background in delivering consumer segment growth, optimising
partnerships, spearheading marketing and product strategies and driving digital
In her new appointment, Ms.
Burke will be responsible for the overall growth and management of Singapore's
IPL division which includes the following lines of business: Personal Risk Services which provides coverage
for fine homes and valuables, Residential insurance and Specialty coverage such as personal cyber or jewellery protection. She will also focus on deepening existing and forging new affinity
partnerships as well as driving multi-channel distribution opportunities.
On Ms. Burke's appointment,
Mr. Simpson said, "Kate brings with her valuable experience from managing
several key partnerships and consumer segment programs at Chubb. With her keen
understanding of the consumer business, forward-thinking approach and ambition
to deliver a superior experience to partners and consumers, I am confident she is
a strong addition to the Singapore leadership team." About Chubb Chubb is the world's largest publicly
traded property and casualty insurer. Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited, via
acquisitions by its predecessor companies, has been present in Singapore since
1948. Chubb in Singapore provides underwriting and risk management expertise
for all major classes of general insurance. The company's product offerings
include Financ ......read more
Leading Thai Agency Develops SENTR™ Campaign Management Platform (CMP) to Enhance Results-Driven Digital Marketing BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media
16 March 2020 - Primal is a leading digital
marketing agency in Thailand offering brands
incomparable strategic services to improve their online performance through
robust and thoroughly devised digital solutions. They are now growing their clients'
bottom line thanks to the development of a bespoke client relationship management
(CRM) platform -- SENTR™.
SENTR™ is an
integrated communications and campaign management platform (CMP). A hybrid
between customer relationship management (CRM) and project management, SENTR™
utilises the latest technologies in task management, reporting and
integrations. The new, internal system enables the efficient allocation of
resources and increased transparency for clients. As Ronnie Chin, General
Manager for Primal Malaysia, states: "The digital market is fierce. SENTR™ is
our secret weapon to obliterate the competition and perform optimally for our
clients". Ultimately, SENTR™ gives businesses a competitive advantage over
their rivals, in particular those that still rely on disorganised, siloed and
custom-built reporting, connected external technologies (Google, Facebook,
Instagram and YouTube, etc.) and live access, allowing clients to see precisely
what is happening with their campaigns in real-time. By systemising and
optimising campaign structures, employees can better use time on campaign
optimisation and execution and reduce hours spent on performance and result
reporting. Indeed, SENTR's™ campaign management automation improves employee
efficiency by up to 70%.
"This is an immensely
exciting time for Primal. Since I co-founded the company 4.5 years ago, it has
always been my mission to provide clients with the best possible digital
solutions and know-how in the marketp ......read more
Top Local Agency Is Boosting Client ROIs with Revolutionary New Integrated Communications & Campaign Management Platform (CMP) HO
CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media
OutReach - 16
March 2020 - Primal is a
prominent digital marketing agency in Vietnam, providing unparalleled services
to local and international brands to improve their online success through
comprehensive and data-driven digital solutions. Thanks to the development of a
customised client relationship management (CRM) platform -- SENTR™, they are now
increasing the bottom line for their customers. For companies in Vietnam and
beyond, SENTR™ opens a world of digital possibilities.
SENTR™ is more than just a CRM; it
is a fully integrated and transparent communications and campaign management
platform. It handles two kinds of management: customer relationship and project.
It offers clients and agencies a one-stop-shop for active task management,
reporting, resource allocation, data analysis and third-party integrations. As Mark McDowell, Managing Director of Primal, states: "The
goal from day one was for SENTR™ to rock the boat and shake up the staid
digital market world, and I think we've achieved that".
The platform's campaign management
automation feature is already proving to be beneficial, with employees
reporting a 70% increase in work efficiency. "It's hard to express just how
game-changing this new platform is," says Benjamin Poirrier, General Manager
for Primal Vietnam. "SENTR™ gives us a big competitive advantage over our
rivals, particularly those that still rely on siloed, inflexible and disjointed
This product launch is a
coordinated and strategic approach to achieve one key objective: raise awareness that the
digital agency world is chaotic and wasteful, especially with regards to
disorganisation, misallocation of resources and focus on the wrong business
metrics. With SENTR™
as their ace card, the agency's primary mission is to guide ......read more
Esker’s platform allows Fuji Xerox Clients to achieve faster, more efficient invoice processing SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 March 2020 - Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announced today its
expanded partnership with business process and document automation leader,
Esker to launch its Esker Accounts Receivable solution (hereafter, the Solution)
in Asia Pacific. The AI-driven, cloud-based solution enables different teams to
collaborate more effectively and is compliant with standards in over 60
By accelerating invoice delivery, the newly launched Solution allows customers
to reduce days sales outstanding (DSO) and processing costs, while
simultaneously improving business efficiency. Currently, estimates indicate
only 40% of companies have adopted e-invoicing, but that number is predicted to
rise to 80% by 2025 as a result of government legislation or changing business
processes by important trading partners.
The Solution automates the
areas of accounts receivable (AR) that matter most to the business, from
invoice delivery and credits and collections, to cash application and payments,
allowing businesses to collect receivables in a timely manner.
The Solution is also
PEPPOL-compliant (Pan European Public Procurement Online). As a certified
PEPPOL Access Point, Esker processes, sends and receives invoices to any
recipient within the PEPPOL network. This accreditation is key to Fuji Xerox
customers, especially those based in Singapore, where the Government has
adopted PEPPOL for Business -to-Government (B2G) document exchanges.
Recognizing Esker's AR
benefits, Fuji Xerox Singapore is also one of the first companies in Asia
Pacific to adopt this solution. The AR solution has helped the company reduce
costs by 22 percent and enjoy faster payment cycles. By eliminating manual data
entry and digitising the invoicing process, Fuji Xerox Singapore has reduced
the average time required ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 March 2020
- Since 2019, LocalGuide.co has been compiling the best
services in Singapore, dedicated to help readers with the resources and ideas
for anything and everything under the sun. The content on the website is
regularly updated and features a curated selection of companies that provide
the relevant service to ease what readers are looking for. The team at
LocalGuide.co conducts extensive research, verifies the company profile, and
scours online reviews before publishing the article live.
A sample article found in the
website is "Engagement Rings: 6 Best & Affordable Ateliers in Singapore"
This article aims to help young couples who are shopping for their engagement
Since its launch in 2019,
LocalGuide.co has doubled its traffic every quarter and reached a wider
audience. Recently, they have announced a launch of 2 more new websites, IT.com.sg and NearMe.com.sg, each
offering specific content to cater to the unique needs of readers.
offers a guide through
compilation of the best tech services in the country. This includes a broad
scope of businesses from the "best cyber security company" to the "best digital marketing agency in
Singapore" to help business
leaders make better decisions for their company. For tech enthusiasts and SME
entrepreneurs alike, IT.com.sg aims
to enlighten and educate on the power of technology by connecting them to the
best service providers around for their business or personal development.
IT-related courses remain to be relevant in today's age
for working professionals, from IT managers and executives to marketers, to
keep up with new developments. IT.com.sg touches
on current trending topics and courses, such as "5 Academies To Get Your CISSP
Certification In Singapore" and "Top 17 Firms To Sign Up For Data Analytics
Courses In SG" to help businesses and individuals maintain a competitive edge.
NearMe.com.sg targets locatio ......read more
Multi-Product Specialist supports customers through co-engineering and facilitates high industry standards to 3D print parts on demand UTRECHT,
THE NETHERLANDS - Media OutReach - 13 March 2020
- Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop
3D printing, today announced that ERIKS, a provider of technical components
and services to all sections of industry worldwide, has scaled up the 3D
printing production capacity for its OEM and MRO customers. ERIKS equipped its production
facilities in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, with multiple Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundles,
to co-engineer with customers and offer them full support in identifying,
designing and printing applications. A special Clean Manufacturing Facility offers
EC1935/2004 manufacturing to customers of ERIKS in need for food-safe parts.
7,500 skilled people working at more than 300 locations worldwide, serving
industrial customers in 22 different industries. Sander Splinter, Managing
Director at ERIKS Netherlands: "We see enormous potential in 3D printing for
industrial purposes. By combining our industry, product and application
knowledge with the accessible and reliable 3D printing solutions from Ultimaker,
we can fully support our customers in co-engineering parts with more speed and
design freedom when using injection moulding. In 2019, we managed to save over
350,000 euros only by implementing 3D printed production aids and eliminating
safety hazards in our own facilities. We are now gradually helping our customers
to benefit from 3D printing, by advising them based on data analysis on which
parts are suitable to print, but also through site-scans at their facilities. Based
on these visits we can co-engineer and print the identified applications on the
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, guaranteeing quality, reproducibility and reliability
of the parts according to their specific industry standards."
Job van de
Sande, Head of Technology Sealing & Polymer Technol ......read more
Protecting children in low-income families living in 10,000 sub-divided flats to fight the epidemicMr Martin Lee pledged a donation for purchase of 1 million child face masks through Henderson Development Anti-Epidemic FundHONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 13 March
2020 - UNICEF HK
is working with our partners to keep children and their families safe amid
COVID-19 outbreak. As
part of the global efforts in preventing the spread of the virus and reducing
stress and anxiety among children and adolescents, ?????????? 'for every child, hygiene' disseminates educational resources on personal hygiene, disease
prevention and control to 10,000 grassroots families living in subdivided
flats. Over 100 volunteers will be trained to share preventative measures to
inform children, pregnant women and families about how to protect themselves.
They will conduct home visits to these low-income families to understand children's
concerns in combating the epidemic and facilitate effective communications on the
educational resources. In addition, hygiene bags with personal care items will
be handed out during the home visits. This response has received support from the HKSAR
Government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving these families
have already started reaching out through their strong local networks. UNICEF HK launches 'for every child, hygiene', providing disinfection service by spraying self-sanitizing coating, delivering hygiene bags and disseminating educational resources on personal and household hygiene to 10,000 grassroots families living in subdivided flats.© UNICEF HK/2020
The COVID-19 epidemic has created an acute demand of surgical masks, as the Centre for Health Protection has
advised the public to wear a mask when taking public transport or staying in
crowded places. However, the availability of face masks, especially, child face
masks is limited. If classes resume in mid-April, the demand of chi ......read more
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 13 March 2020 - In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) worldwide, homegrown and leading primary healthcare provider, Qualitas Medical Group ("Qualitas") has introduced the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme where individuals or organisations potentially at risk, are able to be tested within their respective homes or offices. The programme is endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, ("MOH"), and in collaboration with DoctorOnCall as well as Clinipath (M) Sdn Bhd ("Clinipath"), an MOH accredited lab for COVID-19 screening. In introducing the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme, YBhg. Dato' Dr Noorul Ameen Bin Mohamed Ishack, Chairman and Managing Director of Qualitas said, "At Qualitas, we believe in providing holistic and comprehensive solutions for the general public. Through the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme, patients can utilise the tele-medicine platform thereby reducing the risks of exposure of COVID-19. The high-risk patients are not required to leave their home as Qualitas' medically-qualified sampling team will conduct a home visit to collect samples for lab processing. Results will be shared with patients verbally and by email once the test result is ready." Public can obtain more information and access to the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme by logging on to www.qualitas.com.my, call the Qualitas Hotline at 03-7964 6363 (ext. 6309) or via the following steps:1. Get in touch with a medical professional on DoctorOnCall A preliminary consultation session can be conducted through the DoctorOnCall Health Advisory portal, which is already available on the MOH's website (Tanya Doktor -- http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/2019-ncov-wuhan). Through this platform, patients will have complimentary access to Qualitas doctors who have been as ......read more