BANGKOK THAILAND - Media
OutReach - 17 February
2020 - Fake account and famous IT store brands
such as iStore, Taradphone are being used by scammers to lure unsuspecting
online shoppers into fake e-stores, according to a new finding by Taradphone.Dr. Chaiyapong AkkarakitjindaManaging Director, Taradphone, Thailand
frequently used logo and imagery from famous stores or pictures of good-looking
people to defraud online shoppers that they are buying phones from reputable
sources, when in reality they might receive a counterfeit item or nothing.
Chaiyapong Akkarakitjinda, Managing Director of Taradphone, Thailand largest
online-based used mobile stores, revealed that attractive discount and low
instalment on hi-end used smartphone are common strategies online scammers prey
are increasing number of victims, which cause approximately 2.5 million SGD
lost each year. Thai polices are working hard on this, but still."
only hi-end used smartphone such as iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy 9, but also
luxury items are popular for online scammers to fool victims.
are numbers of website developed to be online tools for shoppers to check
and to notify about blacklisted sellers. The growth of these website is on the
rise, but not that much."
this is like a beacon of hope that consumers help each other fighting cyber
crime by actively exposing ill-intent sellers.
prevention is the best defence, added Dr. Chaiyapong. "Before making any
purchase or submitting to a long-term contract, check for seller good tracking
records, and verification information regarding their identity and services. Consumers
should be well-advised not to conclusively rely on product reviews, because
they can be easily made up without any proof by the cyber criminals."ABOUT TARADPHONETaradphone
is Th ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 14 February
2020 - Samsung
Electronics Singapore announced
that the highly-anticipated, category-bending Galaxy Z Flip has sold out on the
Samsung Online Store within one hour of its release this morning.
(Pictured in red): Han Li, 35, one of
the first customers to get his hands on the Galaxy Z Flip in Singapore at the
Samsung Experience Store VivoCity
"We are delighted by the overwhelming response
towards Galaxy Z Flip in Singapore, which also reflects a strong demand for the
foldable form factor. We know that our customers are always seeking out unique
experiences that suit their lifestyle, and we see Galaxy Z Flip resonating well
with local consumers as it offers an innovative, stylish and bold mobile
experience. The team is working hard to bring in more Galaxy Z Flip to meet
consumer demand for the device," said Sarah Chua, Vice-President, IT and Mobile, Samsung
"I am glad to be one of the first in
Singapore and even Southeast Asia to get my hands on the Galaxy Z Flip. I
especially like the foldable experience which is nostalgic for me. The build
quality and beautiful design stood out and I appreciate that Samsung has used a
thin glass screen for the phone. I'm also very excited to start using my first
ever Samsung phone", said Han Li, a 35-year-old Engineer who purchased his
HR Executive, Ng Yong Kiat, 35, shared,
"I am happy to be one of the first to get my hands on the Galaxy Z Flip. I
particularly like the beautiful design and compact foldable experience. I'm
getting the phone for my wife for Valentine's Day and I'm sure she will love
Available in two colour
variants: Mirror Purple and
Mirror Black, the Galaxy Z Flip is priced at the recommended retail price of $1,998
(including GST). New stock is expected to be available on S ......read more
Cybercrimes have been disrupting
hundreds of businesses for years. Singapore-based
Floristique's journey to recovery post the detrimental cyberattack.Services back online and stronger
than ever to cater for Valentine's Day.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 13th Feb 2020
- Eight months ago, local florist in Singapore - Floristique made the news when
their online shop on a popular
e-commerce platform Shopify was hacked, resulting in a loss of $24,000 overnight.
Since then, Floristique
founder, Wendy Han has resolved to bounce back stronger than before from this
experience and had implemented a full suite of cybersecurity strategies geared
towards providing maximum protection against online attack.
One of such
strategies involve the integration of multi-factor authentication (or two-step
verification) to ensure the deliveries reached the right recipients. A monthly
routine of password change was adopted coupled with a thoroughly inspection of
transactions and other bank activities to identify suspicious activities or
With a beefed-up
cybersecurity strategy, Floristique announces the unveiling of their online
catalogue of handcrafted Valentine's
Day flowers and hand bouquets.
To cater to more efficient
deliveries, they had also teamed up with local courier service
providers: GOGOVAN and Lalamove.
Stronger Now, More than Ever
Wendy Han comments "No one would ever think they would become a
victim of a cyberattack, nobody knows how it feels like until it happens to you.
I was devastated
when we got hacked. But with unwavering encouragement and support from our
customers, the company managed to come back strong. I am beyond grateful to our
customers for being our towers of strength and cheering us on when times were
Since the incident
and wi ......read more
competition will be done in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Hall as
Malaysia's capital is selected as the designated pilot cityThis
public-private multi-partnership will also be engaging related industry
partners to include more data to analyseAs a
world-first global challenge aimed to improve the quality of life of residents
of Kuala Lumpur , this challenge will offer up to US$1.5 million in grant
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 13 February 2020 - Toyota Mobility
Foundation (TMF) has entered into an agreement with the Malaysia Digital
Economy Corporation (MDEC) to launch the City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge
(CATCH). This is the region's first global challenge that will attract
innovative, data-driven entries from global participants. The aim is to raise efficiency
in urban planning, and drive forward the future of mobility. This partnership
will enable Kuala Lumpur to take the lead in developing next-gen urban
development and city mobility management for the region.
A launch event was held in Kuala Lumpur on 13 February to kickstart the
Challenge, where the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg. Dato' Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan,
graced the event as the guest-of-honor.
Rethinking the Future Of Mobility
CATCH will seek to address mobility challenges in Kuala Lumpur with a
global call for solutions, for a period of 8 months, where participants -- from
start-ups, academic and research institutions to corporates, or even the
general public -- can conceptualize and develop solutions that are dynamic,
intelligent and data-driven to design future city infrastructures.
Shin Aoyama, President
of Secretariat, Toyota Mobility Foundation, said, "TMF
was set up to address mobility issues around the world, using a unique
approach driven by sustainability, innovation and partnership. CATCH ......read more
Follows strong demand of Refinitiv Auctions in 2019 across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa as Central Banks look to drive innovation and efficiency in financial markets JAKARTA,
INDONESIA / SINGAPORE / LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 13 February 2020 - Bank Indonesia (BI) has adopted
Refinitiv Auctions for Domestic Non-deliverable Forwards (NDFs), as Central
Banks increasingly rely on electronic tools to ensure their markets function in
an orderly, efficient manner. Refinitiv Auctions is an innovative platform that
combines a trading venue, real-time view of bid submissions, market
surveillance and processing capabilities.
Domestic NDFs are a monetary policy
instrument employed by the Central Bank to enhance financial markets. It also
provides an alternative hedging instrument for market participants. In
addition, the Indonesian Rupiah-settled NDFs auctions are run on a daily basis over
Refinitiv Auctions to support a stable exchange rate.
With Indonesian member banks, brokers
and the Central Bank onboard, Refinitiv Auctions
underpins efficient performance of NDF auction tenders. The solution helps BI automate trade processes in a secure
Refinitiv Auctions facilitated over $1.225
trillion in 2019 while seeing rapid volume growth and adoption with a 27% year
on year increase in customers, and is now used by Central Banks and Corporates
in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Refinitiv is able to address
Central Banks and Corporates auction needs on data residency and infrastructure
costs by offering its solution uniquely on either a hosted or deployed basis.
Support is now also in place for Islamic Finance Shari'ah compliant auctions
for both Central Banks and Corporates.
"We highly appreciate the collaboration
between Bank Indonesia and Refinitiv to ensure that monetary operations in
Indonesia can be done in more efficient way through Auc ......read more
OutReach - 13 February 2020 -
SIA Engineering Company Limited ("SIAEC") wishes to announce that it has
entered into an agreement with Pos Aviation Sdn Bhd ("Pos Aviation"), a wholly
owned subsidiary of Pos Malaysia Berhad ("Pos Malaysia"), to acquire a 49%
stake in Pos Aviation Engineering Services Sdn Bhd ("PAES").
The top management of Pos Aviation and SIA Engineering Company after the signing event at Singapore Airshow 2020
the agreement, Pos Aviation will retain the remaining 51% stake. The indicative
consideration for the acquisition of Pos Aviation's 49% stake is MYR10.087
million in cash. This was arrived at after arm's length negotiations on a
willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, and after considering, inter alia, the net
asset value and financial performance of PAES. Based on PAES's adjusted net
assets as at 31 July 2019, the indicative net asset value of the PAES shares
acquired by SIAEC is MYR10.087 million.
operations in Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 9 other stations in Malaysia. These stations will complement SIAEC's
existing network of Line Maintenance International stations, which will grow to
46 airports in 9 countries including Singapore.
Kim Chiang, Chief Executive Officer of SIAEC, said: "We are delighted
to establish this partnership with Pos Aviation. With the combined strength of
both parties' capabilities
and experience, we are confident that this strategic partnership will deliver a
high level of despatch reliability and quality engineering services to
international airline customers in Malaysia."
Najib Syed Md Noor, Group Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad, said:
"This strategic partnership marks the entry of a Malaysian brand into the
global MRO market, an important milestone for Pos Malaysia. We foresee an
increase in our customer base and expansion of our market segments throu ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 13 February
2020 - Etiqa Insurance Singapore is providing Financial Assistance Benefit1
to those insured with their life insurance policies in light of the Novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All existing and new insured persons of Etiqa
life protection and insurance savings plans will receive complimentary coverage
for hospitalisation and additional death benefit.
committed to their mission to make the world a better place, the local insurer
will provide hospitalisation benefits of S$100 daily (up to 10 days) for
patients in stable condition and S$200 daily (up to 5 days) for those in the
Intensive Care Unit (ICU), including a lump sum payment of S$50,000, in the
event of death, as a result of the COVID-19 viral infection.
insurance industry plays a vital role in protecting communities and those who
live in them. In this critical period, Etiqa is fully committed to support and
stay united with our customers in this fight against the Novel Coronavirus.
We'd like to assure our customers that in the unfortunate event that they are
diagnosed with COVID-19, they will be provided with financial aid to tide them
and their family through, reducing their financial impact and disruption to
their daily lives as much as possible to allow them to fully focus on
recovery", said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.
For new and existing insured persons of Etiqa
life insurance policies
Care Unit (ICU) Benefit
Those insured with Etiqa life insurance
policies are entitled to the complimentary Financial Assistance Benefit with a
maximum payout of S$52,000 per life ......read more
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 12 February 2020 - Southeast Asia's $100bn online economy is booming - experts predict massive growth to a staggering $300bn by 2025. Reason enough for retailers of all categories to increase their online efforts, including flower shops. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, florists across the region are witnessing the growth of the online economy firsthand.Flower Chimp is one of the notable companies riding on the e-commerce wave. Operating in five markets, they have not only studied their customers closely during these three years, but also shared insights on how Malaysian Valentine's Day habits differ from their neighbouring countries in the region. For instance, Malaysians spend on average around RM180 on their Valentine's gift - that's 10% below the region's average. Spending less doesn't mean that Malaysians are not serious about their Valentines - the opposite is the case, as they are true early birds when it comes to gifting. Many Malaysians already start buying their Valentine's gifts a month in advance - this is only surpassed by the Philippines, where people start ordering their Valentine's gifts as early as December.To cope with the increased demand, online florists must undertake extensive preparations. Flower Chimp for example has recently moved into its new 10k sqf fulfilment center, where more than 200 people are making sure that all orders are delivered on time. While most of the staff are trained florists, such a fulfilment center has only little in common with a normal florist shop. With massive cooling rooms and shelf space to stock up thousands of bouquets, it rather resembles an Amazon facility than a local neighbourhood florist.While such preparations might seem excessive for a single day, one must keep in mind that celebrations occur not only once a year. Mother's Day, Hari Raya, and many more festive seasons provide Malaysians with plenty of reasons to spoil their loved ones mo ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 11 February 2020 - Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the "Manager") is pleased to report the interim results of Sunlight REIT for the six months ended 31 December 2019 (the "Reporting Period").Notwithstanding a difficult operating environment, Sunlight REIT managed to turn in reasonable operating results for the Reporting Period, with revenue and net property income registering 2.9% and 2.1% year-on-year ("YoY") growth to HK$437.1 million and HK$345.7 million respectively.Distributable income for the Reporting Period was HK$233.5 million, up 0.8% YoY. The Board has resolved to declare an interim distribution per unit ("DPU") of HK 13.2 cents, which is unchanged from the corresponding period last year and represents a payout ratio of 93.6%. The appraised value of Sunlight REIT's portfolio was HK$19,896.1 million at 31 December 2019, a slight decrease of 0.5% from 30 June 2019. Meanwhile, net assets of Sunlight REIT dropped 1.0% to HK$15,839.1 million, which translates to a net asset value of HK$9.56 per unit.Operating Highlights The overall occupancy rate of Sunlight REIT's portfolio was 96.1% at 31 December 2019 (30 June 2019: 95.3%). Thanks to the completion of asset enhancement works at Strand 50, occupancy rate of the office portfolio rebounded to 95.7% (30 June 2019: 94.0%). Occupancy rate of the retail portfolio declined slightly to 97.1% (30 June 2019: 98.1%), principally reflecting the longer rent void for vacant units at Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade ("SSC") and Metro City Phase I Property ("MCPI"). In tandem with the overall rental reversion of 10.3% achieved during the Reporting Period, passing rent of the office and retail portfolio rose 3.1% and 0.9% from six months ago to HK$36.6 per sq. ft. and HK$76.5 per sq. ft. respectively.Performance of the office portfolio remained resilient, given stable office demand in the business areas where Sunlight REIT has a reasonable presence. ......read more
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
- Media OutReach - 11 February 2020
- PETRONAS President and Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee
Wan Ariffin is once again recognised as the only ASEAN CEO and sole Oil &
Gas CEO from Asia in the list of 100 best global Brand Guardians for 2020, by
Brand Finance, the world's leading brand valuation authority.
Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, PETRONAS President and Group CEO
receiving the Brand Guardianship Award from David Haigh, Brand Finance CEO at
the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Tan Sri Wan
Zulkiflee was globally ranked number 58 in this year's list, up from 93 in the
previous year. He received the recognition from Brand Finance due to his
far-sighted stewardship of the Company in matters of business, brand and
sustainability as well as prudent management in steering the national oil and
gas company and industry forward.
business leaders in the Brand Guardians 2020 list include LVMH's Bernard
Arnault, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Shell's Ben van Beurden.
PETRONAS was also
recognised as ASEAN's most valuable brand again, with the highest Brand Value
(BV) growth across all regional brands in the Global 500 at US$15.2 billion.
Brand Finance mainly attributed this recognition to the Company's stronger
business performance, as well as a strong, positive forecast.
complements PETRONAS' climb up this year's Top 500 Most Valuable Brands list to
number 120 from 130 the previous year.
Brand Finance CEO
David Haigh said: "PETRONAS, along with all the Oil & Gas giants, is facing
persistent market volatility. In facing the challenges, the Company has clearly
set its intentions to strive towards delivering energy solutions in a more
sustainable manner while strengthening its ......read more
LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 11 February 2020 - Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has released its annual Luxury Travel Trends Report, looking ahead at what will be shaping the luxury boutique experience in the coming year. From bio-architecture and conscience-free cuisine to dispersed hotels and ultimate relaxation methods, the report has been crafted from the creative, inspiring and novel elements introduced by the luxury brand's more than 520 independent hotels that together reflect the emergence of a movement or burgeoning trend. For 2020, these small, nimble and progressive hotels continue to set the standard for luxury in the ever-changing travel landscape. The full report is available to view and download at www.slh.com. Jean-Francois Ferret, CEO at Small Luxury Hotels of the World says: "SLH has been the trailblazer for small independent hotels and we champion the imaginative and diverse voices that help shape our collective and bring inspiration to the world of wanderlust. As we celebrate three decades as the pioneer of boutique in 2020 we are delighted to share these insights and in doing so praise our hotels that continue to bring the most individual, intimate and intense travel experiences to our discerning guests."The full report outlines six specific overarching themes reinforced by the idea of uncomplicated and honest luxury. Travellers are looking to embrace pared back extravagance by interacting with local cultures, respecting nature and participating in something that feels bigger than themselves.Conscious LuxuryExamples of bio-architecture, conservation projects, widespread plastic-free initiatives and of course those hotels striving for carbon neutrality are the highlight. As a global company, SLH will be launching a Sustainability Manifesto in 2020 laying out commitments for SLH as a business as well as guidance for our member hotel, however, many of our hotels have long been operating with a conscience. Aleenta Resort ......read more
LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 11 February 2020 - DB3 Digital Bank is targeting the global digital assets market in 2020. It has improved on its current arsenal and looks set for a higher market share ratio in the fast growing digital finance arena come 2020.DB3 International Holding Limited is an UK entity. Its core business sectors include cryptocurrency, blockchain and banking. Its banking license is registered in The Dominican Republic with operations as a private offshore bank, primarily catering to institutions or High Net-Worth Individuals, providing them with global digital assets investment and management services.The reason why DB3 is getting so much attention and positive reviews from all the financial media is the fact that it possesses a unique investment philosophy and offers "normal banking services" to digital assets. Since the day of establishment, DB3 has been committed to service its clients with "normal banking services" for their digital currencies. Clients' digital currencies can be "banked" as a deposit and is available for various crypto operation services DB3 is providing. In addition, DB3 also deploys a balanced investment strategy and applies this concept to all relevant businesses. Clients can also view all DB3 investment transaction records using the MT4 system online at any time. DB3's trading system also incorporates blockchain technology, making each transaction record fair, transparent and cannot be tampered with.As a result of DB3's innovative approach, it has gained a large number of followers around the world and is currently regarded as one of the leading digital banks in the market of digital assets management. With an anticipated strong market performance for the industry in 2020, DB3's management states that DB3 will continue to innovate and will satisfy not only the clients' need for digital currencies asset management, but also continuing in its pursuit to be a global leader in the digital assets management ind ......read more
Receiving more than
1.6million Tweets worldwide, #Parasite was
the most Tweeted about movie at the #Oscars
Director Bong Joon-ho was the most discussed
celeb on Twitter during the 2020 Oscars nightParasite winning the
Best Picture Award was the most Tweeted moment of the night
The official Twitter
account for "Parasite" Movie Tweeted a parody image of the Oscar Statuette to
thank The Academy
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 11 February 2020 - "Parasite" (@ParasiteMovie), which won four
awards at the 92nd Academy Awards Oscars (@TheAcademy), including Best
Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original
Screenplay, fired up Twitter all over the world.
"Parasite", the first Korean movie in
history to win an Oscar for Best Picture, was the world's most Tweeted about
movie during the award show. "Parasite" received more than 1.6 million
Tweets worldwide from the time nominees were announced on 13 January 2020.
The second most Tweeted movie was "Joker", with Joaquin Phoenix also winning
the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role. The third most Tweeted film was
"Once Upon A Time in Hollywood", with Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt also winning
for Best Actor in Supporting Role. Fourth place went to "Jojo Rabbit", while
Best Animated Feature Film, "Toy Story 4" rounded up the list in fifth
Most Tweeted about
movies during the 2020 Oscars night
Once Upon a Time in
Toy Story 4
Twitter also announced the 'Top 5 most
Tweeted moments of the 2020 Oscars night'. With more than 500,000 Tweets around
the world, Parasite's Best Picture Win was the top Tweeted moment of the
Top 5 most Tweeted
moments of the 2020 Oscars night
Parasite wins Best Picture
Joaquin Phoenix wins ......read more
Jan Harnisch, COO Global Products Air & Ocean, Rhenus Asia-Pacific SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 February 2020 - Jan
Harnisch, COO Global Products Air & Ocean, at Rhenus Logistics, shares his
eight noteworthy trends for the logistics industry in 2020, in the Asia Pacific
Booming M&A Trend: The aggressive trend of M&A within the logistics
industry will continue its momentum, in response to developing economies of
scale, improving digitalization through technological improvements and
geographical and vertical diversification. Consolidation will be driven to be
able to offer end-to-end and integrated solutions. The availability of private
equity (PE) and funds has enabled players to raise cheaper capital for M&A
Collaboration: In 2020, more collaboration will be expected between
the shippers and Third-Party logistics companies. The focus will be on creating
long-term partnership models, enabling a win--win situation in terms of cost and
service. The trend of 2PL and 3PL players collaborating amongst themselves will
create an ecosystem for cost-effective and efficient solutions.
Ecommerce: Ecommerce will remain a strong driving force in 2020,
especially in Southeast Asia. As players such as Amazon, Lazada and Shopee push
their expansion in the region, Rhenus can see a shift from air freight to ocean
freight on short sea distances. In order to be able to replace existing air
freight consolidation for ecommerce, a strong focus on lead times will become
more and more important. On top of that, strong systems and operational
excellence is needed to ensure the fastest handling possible. Major ecommerce
players will also rely even more on direct airline co-operations.
Infrastructure: Rhenus expects huge investments in infrastructure by
the government and private enterprises, especially in India and Indonesia. This
will lead to ease of movement and substantia ......read more
As many as 79% of organisations believe that a positive employee experience has business impact, but only 28% feel equipped to deliver a clear strategy. SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 11 February 2020 - As the global war for talent
continues, creating and delivering a great employee experience in the workplace
has become a key area of interest for business leaders globally, with eight out
of 10 (79%) believing it has business impact -- yet less than a third (28%) are
feeling equipped to deliver this strategy, according to a new study by
Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart company.
Based on responses from over 1,300 HR
professionals across 43 countries, Kincentric's
2019 Global Employee eXperience (eX) Report assesses how organisations are
taking steps to understand and improve their employees' experience across the
Findings suggest that as interest outpaces readiness,
we can expect more and more companies will be getting serious about investing
time and energy to improve their employee experience. More than 90% of organisations
say it's important, and just under half (44%) of respondents are currently
working on improving the experience across key stages in the employee
lifecycle, but they will need to close gaps in strategy, measurement and
delivery to realise the experience they want to create.
Meanwhile, the extraordinary organisations
(28%) that lead by example are taking an agile approach to strategy,
measurement and delivery of the employee experience, to design one that aligns
to their business needs. Findings on these extraordinary organisations
As many as 84%
have identified the employee segments and experiences that matter most to their
business strategyOver two
thirds (67%) clarify their hypotheses, decision and actions before jumping into
measurementThe key to
success is to develop an experience strategy that focuses on busines ......read more
Laureus Awards Ceremony to be staged at Verti Music Hall, Berlin, on
February 17Landmark 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports
celebrate a 'Sport Unites Us' themeFor full list of Nominees in seven categories, click hereApply for media accreditation at http://accreditation.laureus.com
- Media OutReach - February 10, 2020 - Critically acclaimed actress, producer, director, writer and activist Sharon
Stone is set to host the 2020 Laureus
World Sports Awards Ceremony in Berlin on February 17.
One of the most noteworthy performers of her
generation, Sharon became a global star with her portrayal of Catherine Tramell
in the thriller Basic Instinct for
which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for best actress in a
In an immensely successful career, she received
further acclaim with her performance in Martin Scorsese's epic crime
drama Casino in
1995 with a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She also
received two more Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in The
Mighty in 1998 and The Muse the following year.
Throughout her career, Sharon has displayed her
broad ranging talent, appearing in multiple genre films, including the sci-fi
spectacular, Sphere with Dustin Hoffman, Intersection with Richard Gere, and thriller Sliver. Sharon also starred in and served as
co-producer in the successful western hit, The Quick and the Dead
opposite Gene Hackman, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the blockbuster
action thriller, The Specialist and she starred in the gripping prison
drama Last Dance.
Sharon went on to star in Steven Soderbergh
sensational comeback crime series Mosaic for
which she received rave reviews and later this year she will star in Ryan Murphy's much anticipated Netflix series Ratc ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 February 2020 - Chubb announced today the appointment of Jon Longmore
as the new President Director to lead its
general insurance business in Indonesia, subject to regulatory approval. Mr.
Longmore will replace the incumbent Tai Kuan Ly, who has assumed a new position as Chubb
Overseas General Head of Auto. In his new role, Mr. Longmore will report to Glen
Browne, Chubb's Deputy Regional President for Asia Pacific and Division
President for Southeast Asia.
As the President Director, Mr. Longmore will have overall
responsibility for the growth and financial results of the operations in
Indonesia across all lines of business i.e.
Property & Casualty, Accident & Health and Personal Lines. Mr. Longmore is currently Chubb's Head of Digital for
Asia Pacific, an appointement he assumed in 2018. He joined Chubb in 2011 as an
Underwriter in Australia and over the course of his career, has progressed to
roles of increasing responsibility, demonstrating his strength in underwriting,
cross-selling and relationship management.
Mr. Longmore's appointment, Mr. Browne said, "Jon has excellent leadership
skills, a deep knowledge of our Chubb business, alongside an ability to execute
in a competitive environment. I am delighted Jon has assumed this new position since
it marks a new chapter for our business in Indonesia. I'm confident that under
Jon's stewardship, he will steer the company to achieve the ambition and
opportunity which Indonesia offers."About ChubbChubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty
insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb
provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal
accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a
diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and
manage risk with insight and discipline ......read more
Airways is the first international airline to volunteer emergency relief flight
The first donation from The
State of Qatar was delivered by the airline to Shanghai on 2nd Feb
BEIJING, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 7 Feburary 2020 - Qatar Airways has volunteered
free air cargo transportation for medical relief aid organised by Chinese
Embassies and Consulates worldwide to fight the coronavirus emergency. Qatar's
national carrier has aims to independently donate millions of medical-grade
masks and sanitization bottles to areas in China most urgently in need.
Chinese Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Zhou Jian and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al BakerQatar Airways Cargo Fleet
Medical supplies donated by
Chinese communities worldwide will be flown by Qatar Airways Cargo freighters
through its global network of 170 destinations to its China cargo gateways in
Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau.
Qatar Airways Cargo delivered the
first batch of critical medical relief aid to Shanghai on 2nd February
2020. The shipment included 100,000 medical-grade N95 respiratory masks and
2,700 medical-grade disposable latex gloves, providing essential protection to
healthcare professionals working around the clock at hospitals in Hubei Province,
the epicentre of the virus.
Under the relief programme by Chinese
overseas communities, 700 kilogrammes of medical aid has already been donated
by Chinese businesses and communities in Qatar alone.
The "Green Channel" initiative for complimentary air
transportation was announced jointly by Qatar Airways and the Chinese Embassy
in Qatar. Qatar Airways is the first
international airline to volunteer emergency relief flight delivery.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al
Baker, said: "We are taking immediate actions to help a ......read more
MJG Group opens first shop overseas in Suntec City to help city dwellers with body pain SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 February 2020 - MJG Group opened its first salon in Japan in 2011, and after 8 years now has 175 shops across the country providing osteopathic, acupuncture and seitai services, helping more than a million satisfied customers. With experienced therapists in the salon who have completed MJG's training in Japan, MJG is now ready to serve customers on the sunny island.Judo Therapy, trusted by athletes worldwideMJG builds upon bone setting, a traditional Japanese body maintenance technique also known as Judo therapy, one of the treatments trusted by athletes worldwide.MJG's Specialty: PIM Balance RecoveryPIM Balance Recovery is an original program aiming at the fundamental improvement of pain via Pelvic correction, Inner muscle training, and Muscle adjustment.1. Pelvis Correction: Adjusting the foundation of the bodyDistortion in the pelvis, the base of one's posture, causes muscles attached to the bones to stiffen, leading to blood and lymph circulation stagnating and resulting in pain. The body's foundation is restored by adjusting the pelvis to its original position. 2. Inner Muscle Training: Creating flexible and strong inner muscles.These muscles that play a crucial role in supporting the pelvis are trained with the latest complex high frequency technology. This causes about 300 muscle contraction movements in 1 minute to build a strong core for a pain resistant body. 3. Muscle: Conditioning stiff muscles to relieve pain.Muscles that have become stiff due to body strain are loosened and relaxed. Unlike regular massage, MJG's treatment techniques will loosen even deep muscles effectively. Safe treatmentCustomers will not hear their joints cracking in the salon. Corrections are performed safely and effectively using a corrective bed specially developed by chiropractic doctors in America. Elderly and ladies can come ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - February 6, 2020 - Ferns N Petals is a famous online gift website that promises one-hour delivery
of gifts and flowers in Singapore. Customers looking for ordering gifts at the
last-minute can avail this service and get them delivered to their desired
destination in the shortest time possible. It is a great initiative by the
brand to ensure timely delivery of orders that gets significantly high during
festivals and special occasions. Been in the business for more than 25 years
now, Ferns N Petals keeps coming up with new and innovative gift ideas and
hassle-free delivery services for every occasion.
Ferns N Petals presents a stunning
collection of flower bouquets, treasured box of roses, soft toys, cakes,
plants, and chocolates that customers can send for their loved ones anywhere in
Singapore within one hour of placing the order. All the amazing gifts are
handpicked by experts and are available at affordable prices that will enhance
the online shopping experience for customers.
Talking about the one-hour gift delivery in Singapore, Rahul Vyas, Business
Head of Ferns N Petals, Singapore said, "We have launched 1-hour delivery
service across Singapore on a limited range of products that includes flowers, cakes,
and plants. It is going to be super convenient for customers to send gifts to
their loved ones at the last minute. We have launched this service at a time
when the most important gifting occasion of Valentine's Day is around the
corner. It will certainly help customers not to forget any of Valentine's week
celebrations and send gifts every day for their partner."
He also added, "This year we are offering a wide range of new and unique
gift options to the customers for Valentine's Day, such as the flower in a
piano-shaped box, red roses filled in the box with I love you written on it,
and treasured box of roses, etc. These gift options will h ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 5 February
2020 - Jacobson Pharma
Corporation Limited ("Jacobson Pharma" or the "Group"; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company
engaged in research,
development, production, marketing and sale of generic drugs and branded
healthcare products, announced the launch of its
first home diagnostic product for influenza/RSV under the brand name of "Dr. Freeman Flu/RSV Combo" (the "Product") in Hong Kong and Macau since
January 2020. The product is available in different over-the-counter channels including
major healthcare chain stores and drug stores.
Jacobson launches Dr. Freeman
Flu/RSV Combo as its first influenza/RSV home diagnostic kit in the markets of Hong
Kong and Macau. It is designed for qualitative determination of specific types
of Influenza A and B virus and respiratory syncytial virus ("RSV") with test
results available in 8 minutes.
Dr. Freeman Flu/RSV Combo is a handy one-step home
diagnostic test designed for qualitative determination of specific types of Influenza
A and B virus and respiratory syncytial virus ("RSV") with test results
available in 8 minutes. The Product marks the first among others of its home diagnostic
portfolio to be launched under the branded healthcare business platform of the
Group. The Group is contemplating a potential
strategic spin-off of its branded healthcare business which comprises
proprietary medicines, proprietary Chinese medicines and branded health and
wellness products such as health supplements, personal care products and
In scientific terms,
Dr. Freeman Flu/RSV Combo uses monoclonal
antibodies specific to the corresponding antigens of influenza and RSV for
determination of the specific types of influenza and RSV infected, apart from the indication of the presence of influenza.
Mr Derek Sum, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobson Pharma, ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - February 5, 2020 - Today,
joined a star-studded cast of Indian A-listers and legends, as she unveiled her
first and only wax figure paired with a new AR-fueled
interactive experience in person, as part of Madame Tussauds Singapore's growing
Ultimate Film Star Experience (UFSE). Kajal's
figure is exclusive to Madame Tussauds Singapore.
She is not only
delighting visiting fans with the opportunity to check out her wax doppelganger up
close and personal; she also invites them to act 'on set' as part of a specially
curated AR experience filmed and produced exclusively for Madame Tussauds Singapore.
Guests will be
transported in a classic scene from Indian cinema together with Kajal. They
will begin to experience an out of control digitally
generated earthquake made possible with AR technology, audio-visual effects and
real-time camera capture - immediately bringing them closer to the
action. This latest interactive experience is part of the attraction's ambition
to captivate audiences, whether they are long-term Indian cinema fans or just discovering
the genre for the first time.
"Deeply humbled and ecstatic to be honoured, standing amongst global
icons. Feels like I'm seeing myself through the eyes of an artist. The resemblance is uncanny and the
attention to detail is spectacular" said Kajal Aggarwal.
"Having built a solid visitor fan base around our Bollywood
legends over the past 4 years, we can't think of a better way of enhancing our Ultimate
Film Star Experience than to honour this rising star of South Indian
cinema. We partnered with the
International Film Academy Awards (IIFA) again, to secure great new figures and
content. 2020 is set to be an exciting year for us as we add more exclusive celebrity
content to the zone and continue captivating our audiences with
state-of-the-art technology" sa ......read more
BERLIN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 5 February 2020 - Please be advised that
the 2020 edition of ASIA APPAREL EXPO
, which was due to take place later this month at MESSE BERLIN, Germany, will
be re-scheduled to a mid-year dateline of JUNE 23-25, 2020 , and the trade expo
will now take place in Halls 1.1 and 2.1 at MESSE BERLIN.
The serious international medical concerns related to the
outbreak and spread of novel coronavirus from China have dictated that public
health and safety of exhibitors and visitors must take priority, and therefore
ASIA APPAREL EXPO will not take place, as previously advertised, in
Berlin from February 18-20.
This major Asian apparel sourcing trade show has taken place
in Berlin annually over the last eight years and has become an important
resource for European buyers to meet Asian based production partners and we are
confident that the new datelines in June 2020 will provide continued business
opportunities for the suppliers and buyers.
Tel: (852) 2700 6726
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org...read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 5 February 2020 - Singapore-based
cross-border payments platform TranSwap today announced that it won a FinTech
Award 2019 for its efforts in delivering a secure, cost-effective and
convenient cross-border payments solution to businesses in Hong Kong. This
comes at a time when FinTech plays an increasingly important role in the
country's financial sector, and financial firms are seeking collaborative
opportunities with FinTech to accelerate innovation and excellence in the
industry. TranSwap's business-focused cross-border payments solution arrives to
fill the void, facilitating efficient and affordable inter-country fund
transfers for these companies.
Organised by ET Net Hong Kong and co-organised by
Cyberport and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, the award ceremony
was held on 17 January 2020. TranSwap was the sole winner for Outstanding
SME Cross-Border FX Platform in the FX / Payment Solutions category.
The award is a testament to the company's ongoing efforts to help
businesses reduce FX costs and complexity to accelerate growth and expansion
into international markets. Through understanding businesses' specific needs
and requirements, TranSwap is able to tailor its solutions to meet each SME's
needs. As an example of a significant project, TranSwap recently developed a payment
solution with API integration for seamless transfer from collection to
settlement. The solution allows small transfers in large volumes to be credited
directly to beneficiaries' wallets and bank accounts in real-time, drastically
improving processing speed and optimizing settlements, which is essential for maintaining
Benjamin Wong, co-founder and CEO of TranSwap, shared that "Businesses in Hong Kong can tap on our efficient,
transparent and tech-powered platform for settling their international payments
in a seamless, fast and affordable manner."...read more
tool myDHLi Quote + Book now also covers full-container-load serviceCarbon
Calculator offers carbon transparency and reduces emissionsCargo
Insurance secures freight against any external cause with one click
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - February 5, 2020 - DHL Global Forwarding, the air and
ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has expanded its instant
online quotation and booking service to DHL Ocean Direct FCL
(full-container-load). The service myDHLi Quote + Book makes instant bookings
for air and ocean freight as well as door-to-door shipments available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. It enables customers to compare available options and
directly book the best mode of transport, speed and rate. When booking a
service, users can also choose a cargo insurance for their shipment and reduce
their CO2 impact by selecting an alternative fuel or an offsetting
option in just a few clicks. myDHLi Quote + Book is available in more than 70
countries at https://quote.mydhli.com. Until now,
this service was already available for DHL Ocean Connect LCL
(less-than-container-load), DHL Air Connect, and DHL Air Economy.
the expansion of myDHLi Quote + Book, customers can now easily compare and book
even more transport services online, be it less-than-container-load or
full-container-load, be it Ocean or Air Freight. This allows us to offer even higher
transparency and flexibility and thus adapt to current customer needs," says
Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.
a highly intuitive user interface, myDHLi Quote + Book allows instant access to
air and ocean freight quotes based on minimal information. Thanks to these transparent
quotes, customers can compare rates and lead times to select the best option
for their needs. The integrated CO2 Calculator automatically
displays the carbon footprint for the shipment in comparison between air and
ocean freight ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 5 February 2020 -
Teledyne e2v, an aerospace qualified manufacturer of advanced
semiconductors, will be exhibiting its class-leading capabilities in data
and signal processing solutions at Singapore Airshow 2020, from February 11 to
14, 2020. Teledyne e2v and partner Emerges, will be at booth B11, displaying high
reliability, feature-rich semiconductor products, which enable demanding
aerospace and defense applications.
Here are some highlights:
Teledyne e2v focuses on high
sampling and high bandwidth data conversion solutions enabling direct
conversion architecture and leading to SWAP-C improvements. This is
complemented by specific exclusive features such as synchronization
capabilities with serial interface support, and multiple channels within a
single device. For example:
the most advanced, versatile 12-bit ADC featuring a cross-point switch enabling
multi-channel operation. Available from commercial to space qualified levels,
including military grade. Developed under the INTERSTELLAR H2020 project in
partnership with Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defense & Space, and the
Fraunhofer Institute, and is funded by the European Commission.
the first dual channel, S-band capable, 12-bit ADC sampling at up to
1.6GSps. It is focused on advanced space telecommunication and SAR
payloads requiring high-reliability and has been certified QML-V in 2019.
the world first K-band DAC, enabling enhanced electronic warfare
capability thanks to its remarkably short latency of 500ps. It is also able
to operate directly at extremely high frequency 26.5GHz to support some
direct conversion applications. The EV12DS460 has won the Elektra Award for
Semiconductor Product of the Year Analog in 2017.
the highest sampling speed coupled with very short latenc ......read more
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 4 February 2020 - Frasers Property UK, a business unit of the multi-national Frasers Property Group,
has outlined its latest sustainability initiative by signing the Better
Buildings Partnership's (BBP) Climate Change Commitment.
The BBP's Climate Change Commitment
unites signatories in targeting carbon net zero by 2050 and commits all
signatories to publish their net-zero pathways by the end of this year.
Frasers Property UK signed the commitment
after becoming the 33rd BBP member. The BBP represents a significant share of
UK commercial real estate owners, signalling the industry's commitment to
sustainability in the built environment and demonstrating leadership in
achieving carbon reduction goals.
By signing the Climate Change Commitment,
Frasers Property UK is committing to:
and publishing its ne- zero carbon roadmap by the end of 2020Completing
climate change risk assessments across all assets by end of 2022Annually
disclosing its progress towards its net-zero carbon roadmapDisclosing
the energy performance of its assets
Ilaria del Beato, Chief Executive
Officer at Frasers Property UK said:
"Sustainability is a key contributor to our success. We aspire to create spaces and
experiences that foster sustainable communities and a better environment for
all, and aim to set industry benchmarks in building sustainable
communities. This is why we have pledged to signing the BBP's Climate
To date, the Climate Change Commitment
has been signed by 26 companies representing over 11,000 commercial properties
globally - over £300 billion assets under management - and responsible for over
1.2 million tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.About Frasers Property UKFrasers Property UK is the UK subsidiary
of SGX-listed Frasers Property Limited, a multi-national company that owns,
develops, and manages a diverse and integrated p ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 4 February 2020 - SQREEM Technologies, an award-winning
Singapore-based AI company, and Rakuten Inc., a global leader in internet
services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society,
announced today the launch of a jointly established company - Rakuten SQREEM,
will provide advertisers in Japan with marketing solutions built around AI
based behavioural pattern analysis, and will cater to companies and advertisers
in Japan.Through the combination of SQREEM's
proprietary AI technology with Rakuten's historical sales data from over 100
million members in Japan,
Rakuten SQREEM will be positioned to better meet the needs of Japanese consumers by serving them
content that is desirable and relevant.
The new company will utilise the
data provided by Rakuten's members and the AI behavioural pattern analysis data
owned by SQREEM to provide marketing solutions enabling media buying for
Internet advertising through
partners. For advertisers, the system aims to create new value and improve ad
performance in the Japan market by providing advertisers with a real
time picture of increasingly complex consumer behaviour
thereby improving ad performance and cost efficiencies.
The new addition to Japan's
advertising scene is helmed by Representative Director and President Ryugen
Shimizu, who is also President of LinkShare Japan, which operates Rakuten
"I believe that the marriage of
capabilities that Rakuten SQREEM represents will take the Japanese programmatic
advertising market to the next level. I hope that we can help the entire digital
marketing industry grow even faster," said Shimizu.
SQREEM is a proven Singapore-based
AI company, with experience servicing customers globally. The
company provides a marketing solution not dependent
on individual identifiable data but by
utilising an AI automated behavioural pattern analys ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 February
2020 - Since January 2016, all Singaporeans
aged 25 years and above can use their government-funded $500 SkillsFuture
Credit to enrol in courses and enrich their future. Individuals can select from
a wide array of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses to help develop and
sharpen their skills.
To keep up with today's digital
marketing landscape, marketers need to stay relevant and upgrade their
skillset. For those looking to enhance their digital proficiency, Impossible
Marketing, a leading Digital Marketing
Agency in Singapore, offers 6 digital
marketing courses which are 100% payable using SkillsFuture Credit.
Apart from the credits, individuals can also benefit
from UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) funding
support. Exclusive to NTUC members, UTAP provides individual skills upgrading
accounts to help defray the cost of training and encourage
continual skills development -- capped at $250 per calendar year. As
the courses at Impossible Marketing are also NTUC-UTAP approved, NTUC members
can enrol in and receive 50% unfunded course fee support.
Impossible Marketing's courses cover popular topics such as SEO
Marketing, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Marketing, E-commerce and
Wordpress Web Design.
Participants can look forward to learn through
practical examples and case studies from real life practitioners who have
managed digital marketing campaigns for some of the biggest brands in
Singapore. One of the most popular courses is SEO marketing where Impossible
Marketing walks the talk by ranking their own website (www.impossible.sg) to the
1st page of Google search for competitive keywords like "SEO
Singapore", "SEO Services Singapore" and "Digital Marketing Singapore".
Meanwhile, its Google Ads course covers actionable
strategies including keyword research, content creation, biddings tools and
competitor analysis to optimize th ......read more
Funding round was oversubscribed and closed within
eight daysStrategic capital will reinforce Mortgage Master's
vision of ensuring homeowners in Southeast Asia can conveniently find the best
mortgages tailored to their needs
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 February
2020 - Mortgage Master, Asia's one-stop mortgage
brokering platform, announced today that it has raised SG$522,500 in an
oversubscribed seed funding round, exceeding its initial target of SG$400,000.
Strategic investors include Bala Swaminathan, former President of Westpac
International and Founder of S Cube Capital, and Andy Lim, Chairman of Tembusu
The investment by strategic investors, through FundedHere, the Monetary Authority of
Singapore's first licensed equity crowdfunding platform, reflects their belief
in Mortgage Master's growth opportunity in a market worth SG$50 billion per
year, and the Singapore-based start-up's unique ability to eliminate
inefficiencies in the mortgage process, while benefiting both homeowners and
David Baey, Co-Founder and Chief Executive
Officer, Mortgage Master, said: "We are honoured to welcome our new investors,
who we are excited to work with to advance our business and vision. Since our
founding in 2018, Mortgage Master has become the trusted platform for 2,500
customers, having transacted more than SG$500 million in home loans. The
capital will be used to build deep technology capabilities to scale the
platform, increase headcount, and enter new markets."
While Singapore's home ownership rate -- of 91
-- is expected to rise and owning a home is one of local millennials top
Singaporeans also indicated wariness when it comes to buying a house, with
affordability a key concern.
In addition, research in developed markets reveal that nearly two-thirds of
millennial homeowners have regrets after their purchase, in part due to
excessive mor ......read more
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 February 2020 - Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co. Ltd. announced today that the group's key institutions in mainland China and Allianz SE will jointly set up an emergency response fund to support China's fight against the coronavirus epidemic. The initial pledge towards this fund is RMB 4 million (EUR 520,000), coming in part from Allianz SE's Disaster Recovery Fund and in part from Allianz's operating entities in China and the region. The emergency response fund will be managed directly by Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co Ltd., which is based in Shanghai, in collaboration with the other Allianz operating entities in China and the region, including Allianz China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Allianz Jingdong General Insurance Company Ltd., Allianz Partners China, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) Singapore and Euler Hermes Consulting (Shanghai). At this stage, the fund's main goal is to support those working on the front line in the areas most hit by the epidemic in China's Hubei Province. The aid will consist of medical supplies, donations and insurance protection. Allianz China Life Insurance and Allianz Jingdong General Insurance have also launched some temporary emergency measures for the convenience of customers. These measures include implementing fast track claims process, removing restrictions on designated hospitals and drugs, waiving deductibles and eliminating waiting periods. Solmaz Altin, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co. Ltd., said,"Allianz is closely following the development of the epidemic. We hope to provide relief to the areas that are most hit by the epidemic at present. We will continue to provide support where necessary, according to developments and rescue needs." Chen Liang, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz China Life Insurance Co. Ltd, said,   ......read more
LUXEMBOURG - EQS Newswire - 3 February 2020 - Jean Boulle Medtech
Ltd. (the "Company"), founder of Tendyne Holdings, Inc. ("Tendyne") and a Jean
Boulle Group (the "Group") company developing medical technologies that save
lives, is pleased to announce that the Tendyne transcatheter mitral heart valve
implant which it developed has received CE Mark approval from the European Union.
This heart valve implant will now be available throughout the
European Economic Area to patients with mitral regurgitation ("MR"). MR is the
most common disease affecting heart valves and is a debilitating,
progressive and life-threatening condition in which the heart's mitral valve
does not close completely, causing blood to flow backward and leak into the
left atrium of the heart. Left untreated, MR can lead to heart failure and
Implanted in a beating heart, the Tendyne valve enables a significantly
less invasive procedure for mitral valve treatment than open heart surgery.
Traditional open-heart valve surgery is highly invasive, requiring the surgeon to make a 6 to 8 inch incision along the middle of the chest, cutting through the breastbone and stopping the heart in an operation lasting approximately 8 hours, with significant intensive care required during recovery in hospital and subsequent weeks at home. By comparison the Tendyne valve procedure lasts around 1.5 hours with patients expected to be discharged from hospital within 3 days. Current trial results have shown a high level of procedural safety with 98.9% of Tendyne patients in this very ill patient group experiencing elimination of MR at discharge and through one-year after discharge.
Commenting on today's announcement, Mr Jean-Raymond Boulle,
Chairman and CEO of the Group said:
"I am delighted that the Tendyne team behind the breakthrough mitral
valve can today reflect ......read more
- Media OutReach - 3
February 2020 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading
global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement
and health solutions, has announced the Aon Singapore 2020 Round the Island
Challenge event to be held on March 13, 2020.
The Aon Singapore 2020
Round the Island Team
A team of 31 will embark on an expedition to paddle
round the island of Singapore in three outrigger boats, covering 140 km -- with
the aim to set a new time record. Aon has partnered with the Singapore Paddle
Club, which is supplying boats and coaching the team in the days leading up to
The team attempting the challenge comprises Aon
employees and business partners from Asia, namely Allianz, Asia Capital Re,
Allied World Assurance Company, AXA XL, Canopius, HDI, Kennedys, Liberty
International Insurance, Lloyd's, Swiss Re, TransRe, and Zurich Insurance
Since October, the team has held 35 rigorous
practice sessions with another 30 sessions planned- including a 24-hour
practice session in February - in the run up to the main event.
efforts are a part of Aon's attempt to raise $275,000 in total to benefit local
(Singapore Children's Society) and international (The Nicholson Memorial Fund
of The Atlas Foundation) charities working for abused and underprivileged
children in Asia.
Singapore Children's Society protects and nurtures children and youth of
all races and religions. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet
the changing needs of children. Today, Children's Society operates 12 service
centres island wide, offering services in four categories: Vulnerable Children
and Youth, Children and Youth Services, Family Services, and Research and
The Nicholson Memorial
Fund was set up in memory of Anita, Alex and Annabel Nicholson who lost their
lives in the Sri Lanka bombings last year. The Atlas Foundation was set up five
years ago to improve ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 February 2020 - Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co. Ltd. announced
today that the group's key institutions in mainland China and Allianz SE will
jointly set up an emergency response fund to support China's fight against the
pledge towards this fund is RMB 4 million (EUR
520,000), coming in part from Allianz SE's Disaster Recovery Fund and in part
from Allianz's operating entities in China and the
The emergency response fund
will be managed directly by Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co Ltd., which is
based in Shanghai, in collaboration with the other
Allianz operating entities in China and the region, including Allianz China
Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Allianz Jingdong General Insurance Company Ltd.,
Allianz Partners China, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) Singapore
and Euler Hermes Consulting (Shanghai).
At this stage,
the fund's main goal is to support those
working on the front line in the areas most hit by the epidemic in China's Hubei
Province. The aid will consist of medical supplies, donations and insurance
Life Insurance and Allianz Jingdong General Insurance have also launched some temporary emergency measures for the
convenience of customers. These measures include implementing fast track claims
process, removing restrictions on designated hospitals and drugs, waiving
deductibles and eliminating waiting periods.
Solmaz Altin, Chief
Executive Officer, Allianz (China) Insurance
Holding Co. Ltd., said,
"Allianz is closely
following the development of the epidemic. We hope to provide relief to the areas
that are most hit by the epidemic at present. We will continue to provide
support where necessary, according to developments and rescue needs."
Chen Liang, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz China Life Insu ......read more
The partnership with SMU’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship will immerse the SMU students in UnionBank’s expertise in banking and fintech. SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 3 February 2020 - Union
Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and the Singapore Management University
(SMU) -- one of Asia's premier universities - recently inked an agreement to
further develop the potential of SMU's brightest and most entrepreneurial
students by learning from UnionBankers.
the partnership, up to 10 pre-screened SMU students with mixed expertise will
be exposed to various projects of UnionBank for 12 weeks to co-create the
development of emerging technologies.
are always on the lookout to collaborate with the best knowledge partners that can
equip our students with new skills and information and expose them in various
learning environments," shared HAU Koh Foo, Director of the SMU Institute of
Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
students are participants of Singapore Management University's Global
Innovation Immersion (GII) program - a talent development program seeking to
imbue and enhance the entrepreneurial and global mindset of its most
outstanding students. Students will be interning in startups, venture funds,
corporates & non-government organizations in selected key markets.
Koh Foo adds, "With UnionBank's expertise in the banking and finance space
coupled with their experience in fintech, we look forward to the various
innovative collaborations our SMU students will generate through this program."
program is supported by the Singapore government under the Global Innovation
Alliance, a network of Singapore and overseas partners in major innovation hubs
and key demand markets, with focus on technology and innovation.
its part, UnionBank, a digital banking frontrunner in the Philippines, is very
excited with its latest ......read more
Syfe's latest portfolio combines SGX-listed REITs and Singapore Government Bonds to create a risk-managed solution SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 February 2020 - Digital wealth manager, Syfe, today
launched the REIT+ portfolio, a first-of-its-kind initiative that allows anyone
in Singapore to start risk-managed investing in Singapore real estate with no
Unlike buying a property or REITs
as a private investor, Syfe's REIT+ product offers an easy, risk-managed and
low-cost way for investors to access Singapore's thriving REIT market with a
fee as low as 0.4% per annum of your invested capital.
REIT+ consists of 15 high-quality
SGX-listed REITs (S-REITs) that span retail, industrial, office, and
hospitality amongst other sectors. To protect REIT+ portfolios, Syfe's
Automated Risk-Managed Investing (ARI) will manage risk by balancing portfolios
of S-REITs with Singapore government bonds.
Through backtesting, a process that
tests algorithms by running them through historical data, the REIT+ portfolio
on average has yielded a return of 9.0% over the last five years. The portfolio
also pays a dividend, which in 2019, was 4.6%, and can be automatically
reinvested or paid-out at regular intervals offering investors a great source
of passive income.
In recent years, REITs have proven
to be a great investment option because it allows Singaporeans an easy way to
become real estate owners, without dealing with the day-to-day worries of being
a landlord. By investing in an REIT, you're investing in properties managed by
that REIT and you're eligible to earn dividends on the rental income earned by
Dhruv Arora, Founder and CEO of Syfe said: "The launch of the REIT+ offering
represents another strong step forward in our journey to making quality
investment solutions accessible to all. In addition to our flagship Automated
Risk-Managed ......read more
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - Media OutReach - 31 January 2020 - Platform Capital,
Platinum Sponsor of the night, Ubuntu Tribe together with Africa10, hosted the
Africa Night complete with an Afrobeat party at the Davos World Economic Forum
50th year anniversary.
The business programme centred on accelerating
Africa's development through digital transformation with Tara
Nathan, Executive Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard; Lacina
Kone, CEO, Smart Africa Secretariat; Carole Wainaina, COO, Africa 50 Fund; Jorge
Sebastiao, CTO, Huawei; Emmanuel Aidoo, Head
of Distributed Ledger Strategy, Credit Suisse Group ; and David Ellington,
Founder & Chairman, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. "Making Wakanda a Reality: How to Accelerate Africa's
Sustainable Growth Through Digital Transformation"
Special attention was given to the presentation of the
Kakuma Refugee Project by Young Global Leaders, by filmmaker Joseph Okello.
Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at World Economic Forum; Ozwald Boateng, Founder, Ozwald Boateng; Dr.
Akindele, Chairman, Platform Capital; Richelieu
Dennis, Founder, Sundial Group; Kojo Annan, Founder, Africa10
and Cherie Blair, Founder, The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She stressed the role of African women saying,
"The greatest thing about investing
in Africa is the African woman. She is the heart of the society, the reliable
part of the society, the supporter of the society and the leader of the
society; and that's the most important thing."
The event closed on a high note with
arrival of celebrity star, Wesley Snipes. joining a barefoot-dancing
executive crowd to the sound of Afrobeat music led by delegations from Ghana,
Mali, and Ukraine.
Sponsors of the event were: the
Kenya-based Kakuma Refugee Camp Initiative, Vlisco, Smart Africa, Africa 50 and
Dr. Akintoye Akindele of Platf ......read more
Instalment loans provided on the Cashwagon platform have been well-received in Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka SINGAPORE
- Media OutReach - 31 January 2020
- With the ongoing goal of driving financial inclusion in South East Asia, Cashwagon, a
fintech company, today shared that it has seen strong customer interest in the
instalment loan consumer finance product offered by its partners in the
Indonesian market. Following this, the company has plans to introduce access
loans in its other markets soon, starting with the rapidly growing market of
Vietnam in the first quarter of 2020. By connecting users with the instalment
loans that they are looking for, the company has helped local Indonesians
obtain the personal financing necessary to take charge of their lives.
The instalment loans offered
through the Cashwagon platform has been launched in three markets: Indonesia,
Sri Lanka and the Philippines, where many locals are underserved by traditional
financial institutions. Cashwagon's AI-powered evaluation algorithms have sped
up the loan approval process helping to drive strong demand for its partners'
loan products and providing customers with a hassle-free application process
and quick turnaround. Cashwagon, together with its partners, offers access to
free trial products to individuals who have not used Cashwagon's platform
before, providing them with the financing options that they need.
Mr Maxim Chernuschenko, CEO
and Founder of Cashwagon,
said: "For the local people, securing credit is very difficult because they are
often turned away from traditional financial institutions. They are not getting access to the financial
resources that they need, and this is what our instalment loans help with.
We're glad to be able to bring financial inclusion to those in Indonesia, Sri
Lanka and the Philippines. We're excited to provide our Vietnamese market with
access to instalment loans in early ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 January 2020 - World Cancer Day is an initiative that unites
the global community and highlights efforts worldwide to reduce the cancer burden,
promote greater equity and integrate control of the disease into the international
health and development agenda.
At the start of the
millennium, 4 February was declared World Cancer Day. It began with cancer
experts who convened in Paris in 1999. With the year 2000 imminent, the group
was determined that the global challenge of cancer not be forgotten in the new
The World Cancer Day Charter
has now been adopted by over 1,100 international cancer organisations around
the world, including the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR). Under the
guidance of the Union for International Cancer Control since 2006, World Cancer
Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under
one voice, building an alliance against "fear,
ignorance and complacency."
creation of World Cancer Day, incredible progress has been made against the
disease in many areas, including increased political will, technological
advancements, research breakthroughs and greater public understanding of the
disease. However, there is still much more to be done. Indeed, in 2019 the World
Health Organization cited non-communicable diseases, including cancer, as one
of the top ten threats to global public health.
4 February marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. It will be a year to
accelerate the reduction of unnecessary cancer deaths and to achieve equal
access to cancer care for all. Actions, big and small, to combat cancer will
lead to powerful progress in reducing the global impact of the disease.
individual and organization can commit and make a difference toward the creation
of a cancer-free world.
Throughout the month of February,
Hugill & ......read more
Global Forwarding recognized for excellence in HR best practices in Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey and
United Arab EmiratesCertification
affirms the market leader's strategy to deliver expert logistics services by
investing in the best team of freight forwarding experts
DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - January 30, 2020 - DHL Global
Forwarding, the leading provider of air, ocean and road freight services, is
certified Top Employer 2020 in Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
The certification, awarded by Top Employer Institute, attests to DHL's achievement
in implementing best practices, focused on fostering a positive work
environment and encouraging its employees' personal and professional
a huge believer that anything is possible with a strong team. We love our
people and they are passionately driving our business growth. As our best
assets, they form the cornerstone of our success. By building a motivated and
well-engaged team with the right skill sets, values and winning mindsets, we
can count on them to deliver their best for our customers." said Amadou Diallo,
CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa.
The HR Best Practice Survey conducted by the Top
Employers Institute is designed to identify companies demonstrating a
continuous commitment to empowering their employees for a better world of work.
Primarily, it looks into key areas within the organization including talent strategy,
talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management,
leadership development and culture.
Mattheeussen, Head of Human Resources, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and
Africa said, "This is an important milestone for us because it recognizes what
we've achieved in the Middle East, and proves that we are on the right track to
building motivated and successful teams. We are always open to new ideas and ways
to enhance the work culture wit ......read more
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 January 2020 - In response to an appeal by the
Manila Airport Operations Council (AOC) to airlines for support towards its
"One for Taal" mission following the recent eruption of Taal Volcano, the
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) today transported more than 15,000 inflight
blankets for victims around the area. MAG has also organised a donation drive
among its employees to donate cash or collect essential items which will be
channelled via the AOC among the 150,000 people who have been displaced and are
now finding shelter at various evacuation centres.
The airline has also reached out to MERCY Malaysia, a
local humanitarian organization that provides medical and humanitarian services
locally and abroad, to offer them with suitable travel arrangements, either by
flying in volunteers or in assisting the transportation of emergency relief
items should it be required.
Malaysian Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain
Izham Ismail expressed,
"Malaysia Airlines enjoys strong relationship with the airline and airport communities
since we began our operations into Manila back in 1974. Our pilots, including
myself, attended the Philippine Aviation School which is located near Lake Taal
for our first training. Despite being from a foreign country, we were welcomed
by the people of Luzon with their warm hospitality during our cadet years. My
heart remains close to the people in the community as I know the difficulties
they face there daily. With that, similar to our contribution for Australia, I
am also pledging a MYR1 contribution from ticket sales of each passenger flown
by Malaysia Airlines for the month of January 2020 to be donated to the people
of Taal. It is more than just a responsibility to support our fellow ASEAN
neighbours in their time of need. This contribution is made possible not
without the strong support of Malaysia Airlines' customers who have con ......read more
Machine learning, orchestration and improved fraud detection accuracy capabilities designed to de-risk Asia’s fast-evolving digital onboarding needs for growing financial institutions SINGAPORE
- Media OutReach - 30
January 2020 - GBG (AIM:GBG),
the global technology specialist in fraud & compliance management, identity
verification and location data intelligence, today announced the launch of four
fraud solutions, including its flagship Instinct Hub now as a platform solution.
Businesses across the globe are enabled to onboard quality customers more
swiftly, while simultaneously protecting their organizations and their
customers against losses from fraud and financial crimes in an increasingly
complex digital landscape.
in two enterprises in Asia Pacific are falling victim to fraud, money
laundering, or other forms of financial crime.
Financial institutions find themselves facing unprecedented diversity of
application and transactional channels -- from branch to online and e-wallets. These
channels and criminal activities are evolving at a speed and complexity that these
enterprises, and the financial institutions that support them, are hard-pressed
to keep up with," said June Lee, Managing Director of APAC, GBG.
"To aid in
that fight, GBG offers a layered digital fraud and compliance solution which unifies
data across vertical silos to improve financial crime detection accuracy across
the customer journey. Straight through process across identity verification
(KYC/AML) onboarding and transaction phases onboard good actors faster; coupled
with machine learning it all in all increases online fraud detection by 30
percent and reduces false positives by up to 20 percent -- giving business
leaders a truly holistic approach to defending their customers and de-risking
GBG's fraud and compliance management product suite is accredited by Chartis as best of breed anti money la ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA
- Media OutReach - 29
January 2020 - To encourage our senior citizens to integrate
into the community and
show gratitude for their contributions to society over the years, the Chinachem
Group (the Group) is offering free movie tickets for the seniors of the Yan Oi
Tong Woo Chung District Elderly Community Centre in Tuen Mun. Over 5,000 free
tickets are expected to be given out for their enjoyment.
The Chinachem Group's Paris London New York
Milano Cinema expects to donate more than 5,000 morning
show movie tickets to elderly people aged 60 or above in Tuen Mun District.
2019 until May 2020, the Group's Paris London New York Milano Cinema, located at Tuen Mun, is donating morning show tickets to elderly people
aged 60 or above at the Community
Centre to help them integrate more into the community. Through these movie
mornings, it is hoped that they can enjoy their leisure time with friends and enrich their lives. Around 1,400
tickets have been given out in the first two months.
Group has always been dedicated to giving back to society and building a more
livable environment for the next generation. In addition to making charitable donations,
the Group integrates the concept of sustainability and community for all ages
into its core business and promotes the development of art.About Paris London New York Milano CinemaParis London New
York Milano Cinema has been a popular entertainment venue in Tuen Mun District
for 30 years, having opened for business in 1989. It is a wholly owned cinema
under Chinachem Group. The cinema has four houses and a total seating capacity
of 1,046. It is equipped with advanced digital cinema equipment and comfortable
seating, offering audiences premium visual and audio enjoyment.Chinachem GroupChinachem Group is a
leading property developer based in Hong Kong, with a real estate pedigree dating
back to the 1960s. Today, we develop residential, commercial, retai ......read more
BANGLADESH - Media OutReach -
23 January 2020 - Professor John Sexton, a U.S. national, who served
as the fifteenth President of New York University (NYU) and whose vision and
leadership led to the creation of New York University Shanghai and Abu Dhabi
campuses, will be the Commencement Speaker at the Eighth Commencement of the
Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Saturday, May 9,
2020. A law professor, who also served
as Dean of NYU Law School, John Sexton is the author of the leading American
casebook on civil procedure as well as several other books, including, Baseball
as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game and Standing for Reason:
The University in a Dogmatic Age. Professor Sexton will be awarded an
honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the Commencement.
others will receive honorary degrees from the Asian University for Women during
the Commencement Proceedings. Andrea
Schenker-Wicki, a Swiss national, who serves as the President of the University
of Basel, will receive a Doctor of Laws; Gita Gopinath, who was born in Kolkata
and serves as the first female Chief Economist of the International Monetary
Fund (where she is on leave from her position as John Zwaanstra Professor of
International Studies and Economics at Harvard University) will receive a Doctor
of Laws; and Meesha Shafi, the noted Pakistani actress and singer who made her
film debut in the Hollywood production of A Reluctant Fundamentalist,
will receive a Doctor of Arts.
expects that 123 students from 12 countries will graduate at the Eighth
Commencement. The Eighth AUW Commencement will be chaired by AUW Chancellor
Mrs. Cherie Blair, CBE, of the United Kingdom and AUW Chairman of the Board of
Trustees Dr. Dipu Moni (who is also the Bangladeshi Minister of Education).
Professor Nirmala Rao, OBE ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA -
OutReach - 23 January
2020 - Animoca Brands and F1® Delta Time are thrilled to announce the auction for the ultra-rare "China
Edition 2019 Azure Dragon", the latest official Formula 1® (F1®) non-fungible token (NFT)
digital collectible race car. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the
auction will start on 23 January 2020 at 3 am (GMT) and end on 31 January 2020
at 3 am (GMT). See www.F1DeltaTime.com for auction
Edition 2019 Azure Dragon"
NFT is the first of the F1® Delta Time "Four
Guardians" race cars. The Azure Dragon (Qinglong in Chinese) is a mythological
creature representing the East and the season of spring. The "China
Edition 2019 Azure Dragon"
digital collectible is extremely rare as only one will
ever be made available.
The black and azure
livery of the "China
Edition 2019 Azure Dragon"
is embellished by two gold dragons, each holding
square-holed Chinese coins that represent great wealth for the car's owner.
Photos of the "China
Edition 2019 Azure Dragon"
are available at https://www.animocabrands.com/f1deltatime-auction-azure-dragon.
The other three cars in
the "Four Guardians"
limited series, namely "White Tiger", "Black Tortoise", and "Vermillion
Bird", will be released in the coming months. The "Four
Guardians" race cars are based on the four mythological symbols of China, which are
the guardians of the four cardinal directions.
In F1® Delta
Time there are 5 rarity and power levels for cars: Apex, Legendary, Epic, Rare,
and Common, with Apex being the most scarce. Each race car in the "Four
Guardians" series is of the Apex level and completely unique.
The top-level performance
indices of the "China
Edition 2019 Azure Dragon"
make this car a ferocious contender on any race
circuit and a fitting tribute to the legend of the A ......read more
The increased pace of
technological change is making it difficult for regulators to keep upA knee-jerk regulatory
reaction that results in an outright ban on technologies in response to
disruptive forces can stifle innovationRegulators need to take a
measured approach that balances societal concerns with stakeholder and industry
consultation, informed debate and factual analysis
TOKYO, JAPAN - Media
OutReach - 23 January 2020 - The speed to technological
disruption is making it difficult for regulators to keep pace but regulatory
response needs to be measured in order to protect innovation, according to a
new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit. A
fine balance: Regulations and the societal benefits of disruptive technologies
is a new research report sponsored by Philip Morris
International (PMI). The report examines how best to balance the introduction
of new regulation with the societal benefits of new technology through industry
case studies and in-depth interviews with senior executives and academics. It
includes two case studies--one on the development and impact of regulation on
electric scooters and the other on the introduction and use of blockchain
technology in rural finance.
report finds that disruption typically results from friction caused by the
introduction of a new technology that makes accepted ways of doing things
obsolete. This change can cause fear among segments of society around issues
like job security and the loss of tradition. Disruption is not a new thing, and
technology that creates more efficient ways of doing things has helped the
world progress for hundreds of years. However the pace of such change has
become much faster, and regulators have found it difficult to balance societal
concerns with societal benefits given the greater speed and the increased scale
and scope of the impact from new technology, according to the report.
Starting with ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 January
2020 - Holey Moley, Singapore's 1st mini golf bar, is shaking
things up in 2020 -- this time, with sleek VIP Booths.
Thanks to Holey Moley Clarke Quay, mini
golf is no longer a sport for retirees. In late 2018, Singapore was introduced
to a brand-new concept -- indoor putt-putt on the booze!
Throw in catchy tunes, live DJs, elaborate
cocktails, countless #instaworthy spots, bright neon lights, 27 quirky themed
holes and you've got yourself an iconic hangout spot unlike any other.
Customers can enjoy golf packages from $16
per pax or even host social events like corporate team
building, birthday parties and hen's parties. Not
to mention the mini golf bar also has various venue promos and deals on food
and golf all week long for anyone who needs to putt loose.
But that's not all. With Holey Moley's VIP
Booths, Singapore's one & only mini golf bar is determined to keep the its
party space fresh and happening.
Mini Golf Meets Glitz & Glamour
With VIP Booths, guests be able to bask in
the whimsical ambiance of Singapore's first mini golf bar with a fancy booth
all to themselves.
In addition to VIP check-in, guests get a
tab to spend on premium liquors from The Caddyshack Bar and food items
specially prepared by Holey Moley's very own gourmet kitchen. These include
their Fresh as a Birdie cocktail, Monster Gold Burger, and 1 Metre Mega Pizza.
Holey Moley will also deploy their
dedicated wait staff (host and table service) to give all VIPs a truly elite
Rates start from $788++ for
8 guests. All guests will get 2.5 hours of exclusive access to the VIP booth
Bringing Putt-ty Time to the Lion City
Holey Moley Clarke Quay teed off with a
The mini golf bar took over Shanghai
Dolly's old spot along River Valley Road in late 2018 and enacted a 2-storey
funhouse of mini golf, cocktails and gourmet food ......read more
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA / HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 January 2020 - ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR" or the "Group"; SEHK Stock Code: 1821), the leading pan-Asia logistics platform and the largest owner of logistics stock by GFA and the largest development pipeline in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, has received APAC's first WELL Gold Certification with the Bucheon Logistics Park in South Korea from International WELL Building Institute's (IWBI) WELL Building Standard (WELL), for its outstanding achievements in creating a work environment that promotes health and wellness.In addition to WELL, the Bucheon facility, together with the Goyang Logistics Park, have both attained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for their environmentally friendly initiatives.Thomas Nam, CEO of ESR-Kendall Square, ESR's South Korean platform, remarked, "Accelerating e-commerce growth has spurred a rising demand for modern, large-scale logistics facilities in the country, in particular among multinational companies and major local corporations, for which sustainability is an increasingly prime consideration. In meeting this growing need, we have taken the initiative to provide sustainable, high-performing facilities for our clients. "We are very proud to be the first logistics property developer in APAC to be awarded the WELL Gold certification. Together with the LEED Gold certification, these accolades are a testament to our enduring commitment to promoting sustainability and providing best-in-class logistics properties that help our people and our clients thrive."WELL, a globally recognised performance-based rating system, assesses building design and performance for human health and wellness in work environment. The Gold certification process has stringent focus on ten key factors: air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind, and community with a significant enhancement on the well-being ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 January
2020 - Etiqa Insurance has been named as the NATAS
Official Travel Insurance Partner by the National Association of Travel Agents
Singapore (NATAS) from 2020 to 2022. With a vision to be the Travel Insurer of
Choice in Singapore, Etiqa is committed to working with NATAS and its members
towards sustainable growth and profitability in the travel industry.
the development of new technologies and faster innovation cycles in the local
market, Etiqa -- the insurance arm and a member of Maybank Group - recognises
the need for significant partnerships to build an effective ecosystem, and has
pledged support to NATAS and its members to strive towards service excellence,
agility and the delivery of quality customer experiences.
departures by Singapore residents had crossed the 10 million mark in 2018 and
will heighten in the next few years. NATAS has always been a strong advocate of
travel insurance and believes that a comprehensive travel insurance is
fundamental to smart travelling. The association is excited to partner Etiqa
Insurance to effectively drive this message across to all travellers via the
biannual NATAS Travel Fairs and various marketing outreach initiatives. Beyond
the NATAS Travel Fairs, we envisage this collaboration to unlock new
possibilities in strengthening the value propositions of the travel agency
community," remarked Mr Steven Ler, President of NATAS.
upcoming NATAS Travel Fair (Travel 2020) is set to be from 21 to 23 February at
Singapore Expo Halls 4B and 5. Each fair draws over 100,000 visitors on
average, bringing together a host of outbound travel agents, national tourist
organisations, airlines, hotels and other travel-related services.
are honoured to be named the NATAS Official Travel Insurance Partner and
appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with the players in this key
economic service industry. From t ......read more
Six-month investigation results can help inform protection strategy for industrial environments HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 January 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704),
a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results of a
six-month honeypot imitating an industrial factory. The highly sophisticated
Operational Technology (OT) honeypot attracted fraud and financially motivated
The six-month investigation revealed that
unsecured industrial environments are primarily victims of common threats. The
honeypot was compromised for cryptocurrency mining, targeted by two separate
ransomware attacks, and used for consumer fraud.
"Too often, discussion of cyber
threats to industrial control systems (ICS) has been confined to highly
sophisticated, nation-state level attacks designed to sabotage key processes.
While these do present a risk to Industry 4.0, our research proves that more
commonplace threats are more likely," said Greg Young, vice president of
cybersecurity for Trend Micro. "Owners of smaller factories and industrial
plants should therefore not assume that criminals will leave them alone. A lack
of basic protections can open the door to a relatively straightforward
ransomware or cryptojacking attack that could have serious consequences for the
To better understand the attacks
targeting ICS environments, Trend Micro Research created a highly realistic,
industrial prototyping company. The honeypot consisted of real ICS hardware and
a mix of physical hosts and virtual machines to run the factory, which included
several programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs),
separate robotic and engineering workstations and a file server.
Trend Micro urges smart factory owners
to minimize the number of ports they leave open and to tighten access control
policies, among other cybersecur ......read more
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media
OutReach - 22 January 2020 - Asian cryptocurrency
exchange platform, Zipmex, has gained the license to
provide digital assets and exchange services in Thailand, following a 12-month
Headquartered in Singapore, the trading platform currently
operates in Indonesia and Australia, standing at a current valuation of $18
million after having raised $5 million to date. The bitcoin trading license
follows Zipmex's $3 million
pre-Series A funding round just last September, led
by Infinity Blockchain Holdings.
Zipmex Expands Operations into Thailand, Heating Up Competition
Following reports that only four out of a total of 20
cryptocurrency firms were granted the same license in early 2020, Zipmex now joins
the growing list of firms operating in Thailand. The other four newly licensed
firms are Bitcoin Exchange, Bitkub Online, Satang Corporation, and Huobi
At the same time, it should be noted that two other firms -
Cash2coin and Southeast Asia Digital Exchange - were rejected from
their applications , due to "inconsistent''
Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering processes.
Ever since Thailand's SEC began regulating under its Emergency
Decree in Digital Asset Business B.E. 2561, only a few firms have been granted
the green light following its prudent regulatory requirements.
Having begun the process early in 2019, Zipmex had to meet
several stringent conditions prior to receiving the green light from Thailand's
Ministry of Finance and SEC. One of them necessitated a shareholder equity of
at least $1.6 million (approximately 50 million baht).
Attaining the regulatory nod from Thailand's Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) puts the young Asian cryptocurrency firm on the global map,
adding credibility to their remarkable growth in present time.
Nothing short of a major achievement for the young
crypt ......read more
Take Lunar New Year celebrations to new heights with a Sydney Tower Eye sunrise SKYWALK and more High resolution images
AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach -
21 January 2020 - Get
ready to set your alarm clock, because for one weekend only - Saturday 25th
and Sunday 26th January -- Sydney Tower Eye will host a series of
sunrise and early morning SKYWALK sessions to bring in the Year of the Rat
(otherwise known as 'Yang') which symbolises the beginning of a new day!
first 90 minute Sunrise SKYWALK kicks off at 5.30am and will offer guests the
ultimate viewpoint of Sydney's spectacular sunrise. Step out onto the outdoor
platform at the crack of dawn whilst the city below sleeps, and absorb
360-degree views of Sydney and beyond as the first rays of sun emerge, making
for the ultimate photo opportunity. You'll also be joined by Caishen, the
Chinese God of Fortune, who is said to bring good luck and wealth for the new
year to the people he encounters.
morning SKYWALKS following at 6.00am, 7.30am and 8.00am promise to set the tone
for the day ahead as you start your day on a high.
the first 100 people to book in their SKYWALK during the Lunar New Year weekend
will receive a limited edition LNY 2020 red cap as a memoir of their unique
experience. Complementary Chinese tea will also be served to SKYWALK guests on
the Observation Deck at the end of the experience. There's limited spots
available, so be sure to book online and secure your spot.
those looking for a sky-high experience without the adrenalin rush, Lunar New
Year celebrations continue indoors as the Observation Deck transforms from the
18th January -- 2nd February to bring in the Lunar New
Year with free activities, photo opportunities and giveaways for all:
Kick off your visit with good
fortune with complementary lucky candy and fortune cookies with your ticket
purchase on-site.Meet and greet the ......read more
"$18,888 worth of Digital HongBao Packets to be Given Away this Chinese New Year to GrabLucky's Telegram community" SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 January 2020 - GrabLucky is launching big
by giving away digital Hongbao (lucky packet gifts based on Chinese tradition)
to its Telegram community in an effort to encourage more users to send and
receive digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
To participate, users need to
join the GrabLucky Telegram
group and grab the randomly-distributed HongBao as it appears.
The Chinese New Year
campaign, which kicks off on 24th January 2020 and lasts till 2nd February
2020, will be the first major HongBao give away outside of China.
However, unlike its Chinese
counterpart, GrabLucky has introduced a points system, called GrabChance, which
is required to collect the e-lucky packets. While users will be given 20
default GrabChances upon joining, more can be earned upon completing various
tasks, which includes sending an HongBao of their own.
Image Credit: GrabLucky
Hundreds of HongBao will be
given away daily during the campaign period, with the biggest prize of SGD
8,888 to be eligible to users who have acquired at least 20,000 GrabChances.
Top 3 grand prize winners will be announced on 4th February 2020.
Lam says "We would like to celebrate the Lunar New Year by sharing the gift of
prosperity to everyone." He continues, "Our Telegram bot was created to foster
the growth of Telegram communities while showing everyone how easy it is to own
Users can join the fun and
win GrabLucky HongBao by first downloading Telegram messenger on their mobile
phones and then clicking on this link: https://t.me/GrabLucky
About GrabLuckyGrabLucky is a Telegram bot that uses the concept of
HongBao (Lucky Packets) based on Chinese tradition. With GrabLucky, you can now
send and receive digital cu ......read more
annual survey on top business risks attracts record participation of 2,700+ experts
from over 100 countries, including ChinaBusiness
interruption ranks #1 for third consecutive year and remains a key challenge
with digitalization and civil unrest creating new causes of disruption and loss
catastrophes remains at #2 despite economic losses arising from nat cats
declining by 20% globallyCyber
incidents and market developments are tied at the third spot while climate
change debuts in the top 10 at #5
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media
OutReach - January
21, 2020 - For the third consecutive
year, Business Interruption (30% of
responses) ranks as the most important business risk for Chinese companies in
the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020. Natural
catastrophes remains at (#2 with 26% of responses) while rounding
up the top three is Cyber incidents
and Market developments tied at the
third spot (24% of responses.) The annual survey on global business risks from
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) incorporates the views of a
record 2,718 experts in over 100 countries including CEOs, risk managers,
brokers and insurance experts.
interruption -- an undiminished threat with new causes
After seven years as the top risk globally, BI
drops to the second position but maintains top spot in China in the Allianz
Risk Barometer reflecting the continuing trend for larger and more complex BI
losses. Causes are becoming ever more diverse, ranging from fire, explosion or
natural catastrophes to digital supply chains or even political violence. In
Australia, the total damage and economic loss caused by wildfires from
September 2019 and into 2020 is estimated to cost $110 billion.
Businesses are also increasingly exposed to the direct or
indirect impact of riots, civil unrest or terrorism attacks. Escalating civil
unrest in Hong Kong has resulted in property damage, BI and gen ......read more
DUBAI, UAE - EQS Newswire - 20 January
2020 - Mashreq, one of the leading
financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Tarek El Nahas as its new Head
of International Banking Group.
Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of
Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6 countries in the MENA
region. He has held several senior roles in Egypt, Algeria and the UAE
and has extensive experience across a wide range of disciplines, including corporate
finance, investment banking, derivatives and structured products, commercial
banking and corporate banking. Tarek's wholesale banking experience extended to
working with large corporates, financial institutions, sovereigns and the
public sector. Tarek has a BA in economics and political science from the American
University in Cairo and a MSc in economics from the London School of Economics.
on the appointment, Ahmed Abdelaal, CEO, Mashreq Bank, said, "I am delighted to welcome Tarek to the Mashreq family. Our legacy
has been built upon a commitment to developing our leadership capabilities and
as we look to grow our international presence Tarek's experience will be
"Tarek will take over from Jan-Willem Sudmann later this month. Jan
played a pivotal role in the success of Mashreq's international banking story
for the last 4 years. We wish Jan good luck and gratitude for his service to
Tarek El Nahas, added: "I am excited to be joining Mashreq. Mashreq is recognized for
innovation and service excellence and with my regional experience, I look
forward to collaborating closely with my new colleagues to enhance the banks customer
experience and creating further inroads to the international business group for
About Mashreq:One of the
UAE's best performing banks for fiv ......read more
Specialist risk intelligence firm EXX Africa publishes a new report looking into the background of the ongoing anti-corruption campaign in Angola. The full report is available on request and key findings are presented below. LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 20 January 2020 - EXX Africa publishes a special report on Angola shadow state executives who imperil the country's privatisation process. Using a high-profile anti-corruption campaign as a distraction, the Angolan political and business elite is once again deeply entrenched in embezzling funds from Sonangol contracted services. Ongoing trials and investigations in Angola display a lack of judicial due process and government bias in politically motivated targeted prosecutions, as well as public tarnishing of senior judges and prosecutors. This pattern bodes ominously for the IMF-backed privatisation agenda in which the ruling elite will seek lucrative stakes in state assets through opaque financing structures. The transition of political power in Angola has failed to root out entrenched state corruption over the past two and a half years, while the current government is engaged in new forms of fraud and embezzlement of state revenues. For any further comment or a full copy of the report, please contact email@example.comThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About EXX AfricaEXX Africa is a specialist intelligence firm providing analysis and forecasts on political, security, and economic risk across all African countries. The company was founded in 2015 and has since become a leading risk advisory and consultancy with a broad network of clients ranging from DFIs, banks, traders, corporates, and insurers, to governments and military forces worldwide....read more
New Verizon Media study finds excitement spreading for 5G in the regionConsumers looking forward to faster data transfer speeds, spectacular
video streamingAdvertisers waiting to explore more immersive ad formats, enhanced
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 January 2020 - Verizon Media
today shared findings from its 5G Advertiser and Consumer Outlook Study SEA
2020*. The study conducted with
Publicis Media's Data Science division, surveyed over 600 consumers and 140
marketing professionals from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
-- countries that are targeting to launch commercially viable 5G networks as
early as 2020.
The study examines
how both consumers and advertisers expect 5G to transform experiences in the
very near future. "Excitement about 5G is spreading across the region, both
among consumers and advertisers. This study shines light on what consumers are
most looking forward to in a 5G world and the emerging opportunities for
advertisers to leverage 5G in new and exciting ways to connect with audiences,"
said Francis Fung, Senior Insights
Manager, International Consumer Growth Marketing, Verizon Media.
respondents surveyed, 92% had heard about 5G, while 53% said they were
'extremely excited' about the technology. However, despite the awareness
surrounding 5G, the actual benefits it will bring still remains a mystery for
SEA's consumers and marketers. Only 32% and 20% respectively indicated they
were 'at least moderately familiar' with the benefits of the technology.
want most in a 5G world
clear expectations on what they would like to gain from the implementation of
Speed is a clear winner: Faster
data transfer speeds came out on top, with 78% of respondents citing it as the
benefit they are most looking forward to and with good reason -- with 5G,
downloading a full HD ......read more
Specialist risk intelligence firm EXX Africa publishes a new report looking into the background of the ongoing anti-corruption campaign in Angola. The full report is available on request and key findings are presented below. LONDON, UK - Media
OutReach - 20 January 2020 - EXX Africa publishes a special report on Angola shadow state executives who imperil the
country's privatisation process.
Using a high-profile anti-corruption
campaign as a distraction, the Angolan political and business elite is once
again deeply entrenched in embezzling funds from Sonangol contracted
Ongoing trials and investigations in Angola
display a lack of judicial due process and government bias in
politically motivated targeted prosecutions, as well as public tarnishing of
senior judges and prosecutors.
This pattern bodes ominously for the
IMF-backed privatisation agenda in which the ruling elite will seek
lucrative stakes in state assets through opaque financing structures.
The transition of
political power in Angola has failed to root out entrenched state corruption
over the past two and a half years, while the current government is engaged in
new forms of fraud and embezzlement of state revenues.
For any further
comment or a full copy of the report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About EXX AfricaEXX Africa is a specialist intelligence
firm providing analysis and forecasts on political, security, and economic risk
across all African countries. The company was founded in 2015 and has since
become a leading risk advisory and consultancy with a broad network of clients
ranging from DFIs, banks, traders, corporates, and insurers, to governments and
military forces worldwide....read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 January 2020 - For multinational automotive electronics
innovator, Desay SV Automotive (Desay SV), 2019 ended with good news leading to
a good start for 2020. Desay SV Singapore was successfully awarded in November
2019, the Vehicle Safety Assessment (Milestones 1) license by the Singapore Land
Authority of Transport (LTA) and The Centre of Excellence for Testing and
Research of Autonomous Vehicles (CETRAN). The M1 license permits Desay SV to carry
out Autonomous Vehicle (AV) trials for unmanned vehicles within approved One-North test routes under an actual
is looking to be the leading global hub in the development of autonomous
vehicle technology by exploring ways to leverage the latest AV technology for
its land transport system. The launch of CETRAN in August 2016 - a 2-hectare
test facility developed by LTA, NTU and JTC -- sees Singapore's efforts to
spearhead the development of testing requirements and technology for AVs. With
this enabler, LTA is able to work with partners to deploy new AVs technologies
safely on the public roads. For Desay SV, this is an opportunity as the company
chose to set up its first overseas R&D Research Division last year in
Singapore to exclusively develop frontier technologies in Level 4 and
Level 5 vehicle autonomy and automotive cybersecurity in collaboration
with the Economic Development Board (EDB).
the award of M1 license, in which Desay SV has successfully passed the first
stage road tests (out of three stages), thus allowing its test vehicles to be
tested on authorized public road for AVs tests. Desay SV can look forward to
executing its plan to meet the second stage road tests for Milestones 2 license,
where Desay SV's test vehicle will be assessed on advanced autonomy
technologies and safety on designated public roads....read more
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 17 January 2020 - Under the slogans as "The best Hotpot/Steamboat service in Taiwan's
F&B industry", "The incredible rapid expansions" and "The unimaginable
large meat portion offerings ". Rododo
Hotpot/steamboat has set many records in Taiwan's F&B industry. Also known for "The fastest development of
any company operated restaurant chain", "The highest restaurant opening success
rate in this industry", "The fastest single brand to reach annual revenue of
$33 million USD total sales", and "The highest demand for new restaurant
managerial positions". Opening of the first Rododo Hotpot/Steamboat overseas in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. David Hsu, Director of Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, and two economic secretaries, Mr. Samuel Ko and Mr. Greg Lee have been invited to sample the hotpot and provide their comments. On November 22, 2019, Rododo
Hotpot/Steamboat opened its first international restaurant in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, and is planning for continue expansion of new restaurants into Japan,
Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, US and Canada markets in the very
near future. During rapid expansion in 2018, with its
27 company operated restaurants in the market, already generated $40 million
USD revenue. At present moment, its 34 company operated restaurants systemwide
is expected to generated approximately $50 million USD in annual revenue. While
Rododo Hotpot/Steamboat focusing on International expansion, also evaluating
market such as Kuala Lumpur for acceptance of Taiwan's brand. Rododo Hotpot/Steamboat's rapid
development of company operated restaurants means more opportunities for its
managerial staff to be exposed and be able to acquire International business
operation know-hows. The first Rododo's
overseas restaurant in Kuala Lumpur highlights ready-to-eat Sichuan Spicy
Hotpot/St ......read more
Performance Recorded Sustained Growth
Direct-franchise Operation Model Achieved Initial Success
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 January 2020 - The leading international
sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China
Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. ("China Dongxiang" or "the
Company", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group", HKEx
stock code: 3818) announces the operational data for the three months ended 31
December 2019 (''FY2019/20 Q3'') and the nine months ended 31 December 2019 (''First
Nine Months of FY2019/20'').
FY2019/20 Q3, the retail performance of Kappa stores (excluding Kappa kids'
apparel business and Japan business) for the overall platform registered a low-teen
growth on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a mid-single-digit
growth and the e-commerce business recorded a low-forties growth. The retail
performance of the overall platform for the First Nine Months of FY2019/20 registered
a low-teen growth on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business
recorded a mid-to-high single-digit growth and the e-commerce business recorded
a low-forties growth.
As for the same-store-sales ("SSS"), for the FY2019/20 Q3, in respect of
Kappa stores (excluding Kappa kids' apparel business and Japan business) which
have been in operation since the beginning of the same quarter the previous year,
the SSS for the overall platform registered a mid-to-high single-digit increase
on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a mid-to-low
single-digit decrease while the e-commerce business registered a low-forties
growth. The SSS for the overall platform for the First Nine Months of FY2019/20 registered a mid-single-digit
increase on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a
mid-to-low single-digit decrease while the e-commerce business registered a
Around 7000 rostered staff to benefit from industry-leading cloud platform SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media
OutReach - 17 January 2020 - Infor, a global
leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, announced that Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) has chosen
Workforce Management to future-proof aspects of its scheduled staff
rostering needs through a competitive market process.
comprehensive workforce management solution and associated business process changes will provide efficient and
effective staff scheduling procedures, and provide ongoing workforce
Infor's industry-leading workforce scheduling system will deliver a host of
benefits to Corrective Services NSW, including:
Providing live scheduling monitors in key locations that enhance staff
safety and securityContinually adapting its workforce scheduling approach to new business modelsMitigate the risk of potential compliance errors by ensuring team members
are rostered and paid in compliance with their respective Public Sector Awards.
The rostering of CSNSW employees is a critical
business function that supports 6,885 rostered staff within 109 rostered sites
state-wide 24 hours 7 days a week. Rostered staff comprises custodial,
industrial, security and intelligence, administration, and clerical employees that
attract any form of penalty rate payment during the performance of their
duties. These CSNSW employees are situated in correctional centres, courts,
operational or support locations across NSW.
Managing Director Jarrod Kinchington said that the complexity of a state-wide
workforce demands a flexible and intuitive workforce management system that can
be deployed with minimal disruptions to day-to-day activities.
"We are thrilled that Corrective Services NSW
has chosen Infor for its cloud-based workforce management needs. Our Infor
CloudSuite solution will provi ......read more
KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 January 2020 - Hong Kong-based communications agency Creative Consulting Group (CCG) has responded to regional growth
by launching a Singapore operation at the start of 2020. CCG
expands Asian footprint with the opening of a Singapore office.(From left) Belinda Chan, Managing Partner of CCG; Kevin
Leung, Director CCG; Penn Leung, Account Director of CCG.
Led by Director of CCG Kevin Leung, the Singapore operation will
continue to seek new opportunities that make strategic sense not only to grow
the group's business, but also provide additional value for their clients.
A graduate of the
University of Toronto, Kevin has nearly two decades of experiences in financial
marketing and publishing industry. Kevin is deeply invested in
delivering the optimal one-stop solution and be a trusted service partner to
clients from the local and international arenas.
Founded by former journalist Belinda Chan in 2001, CCG has been regarded
as one of the leading full-service integrated communications consultancies in
the region. Adding CCG Singapore will further support their diversified client
partnerships and to deliver seamless and quality service.
"Our clients are increasingly looking at an integrated,
pan-Asian approach," said Chan, managing partner of CCG. "Singapore is a key
market in Asia for many multinational companies. With our proven client
relationships and diverse capabilities, we are poised for even further growth
and footprint expansion under the regional leadership of Kevin."
CCG Singapore will provide clients with a range of service
including branding, creative development, integrated communications including
digital, language, advertising, media relations, coaching and training, and
event management services. About Creative Consulting Group (CCG)Founded in Hong Kong in 2001, CCG is a
multidisciplinary agency group with a focused expertise in corporate and
marketing communicatio ......read more
MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 17
January 2020 -
What's New: MSIG Insurance
(Malaysia) Bhd "(MSIG Malaysia)", one of Malaysia's leading general insurers,
has produced a sentimental Chinese New Year advert which is aimed at the hearts
and heads of Malaysian drivers this holiday season.
In the advert, a grandfather asks his
grandson to collect a precious "parcel" for him. To ensure the "parcel" arrives
safe and sound, he reminds his grandson to get his tyres checked before the
trip, stay alert and drive safely. He also cautions his grandson against
playing with his phone or speeding while driving to avoid any risk or damage to
the special "parcel." When the grandson arrives at his grandfather's, he asks
what is in the parcel that is so valuable. At this point, the grandfather
sweetly reveals that, all along, what was precious was his grandson who has
safely returned home.
Chua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer, of MSIG Malaysia, said, "Chinese
New Year is always one of the busiest times on the roads and unfortunately
accidents do happen. That's why we crafted this video which aims to remind
people that 'Loved Ones Are Waiting' -- especially during holiday season. We
hope it helps people be more mindful and careful on the roads and contributes
to improving Malaysia's road safety record in line with MSIG's support for UN Sustainable
Development Goal (SDG) 3. We wish our customers and all Malaysians a happy and
safe festive period. Gong Xi Fa Cai."
Why is this important: As one of
Malaysia's leading motor insurers MSIG is committed to road safety. The
creation of this emotive advert is one of a number of initiatives that MSIG has
embraced in the past year as part of its commitment to UN SDG 3 and its aim to reduce road traffic accidents.
What MSIG has announced: MSIG has
worked with Plus Community Partnership to create the advert which is viewable
on MSIG Malaysia YouTube channel. Previously, MS ......read more
BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 January 2020 - Bolstered by the adoption of emerging technologies and the
government's tax and financial sector reforms, most accounting and finance
professionals expect China's economy to maintain a stable growth rate of above 5.5 per
cent in 2020. In addition, three-quarters expect their company's profit will
remain the same or increase, according
to the China Economic and Business Sentiment Survey 2020 conducted by CPA
Australia, one of the world's largest accounting bodies. From left to right: Mr. Kevin Ng Member of CPA Australia North China Committee , Mr. Derek Chan President of CPA Australia North China Committee, Mr. Michael Yu President of CPA Australia East & Central China Committee and Mr. William Huang President of CPA Australia South China Committee
high-quality economic growth
headwinds, the survey findings show that accounting and finance professionals are
cautiously optimistic in China's economic conditions in 2020, with 76 per cent
of respondents forecasting GDP growth of 5.5 per cent or above.
indicate that a combination of the adoption of emerging technologies and tax
and financial sector reforms are helping to boost the economy. Further , over one-third of respondents
believe improved China-US relations will also help to improve China's economy,
with the easing of trade tensions expected to improve confidence in trade and
investment, and make doing business easier.
A stable growth rate around 6 per cent in 2020 and high-quality growth
driven by investments in emerging technologies will see China remain a key
driver, if not the most important driver of global growth in 2020 and beyond.
Respondents are generally confident in China's business outlook for 2020,
with 75 per cent expecting that their company's profit will remain the same or
increase , of which 64 per c ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 January 2020 - There
is little doubt that the liberalisation of stock markets in emerging markets
has been a positive force in the world economic order. One previous study has
found that stock market liberalisation leads to a 1 percent increase in a
country's annual real GDP growth.
Closer to home, economic reforms in
modern China have been hailed as a success leading to the Asian behemoth's rise
as a world power.
What is less well understood is how
the government removal of restrictions on foreign investors' participation in
domestic stock markets promotes economic activity. This is a question posed by
a group of researchers, who believe the answer lies in the positive effect of
economic reforms on innovation.
One theory has been that stock
market liberalisation allows risk to be shared among a greater number of market
participants -- and thereby reducing the cost of capital for firms. The problem
with that, according to Prof. Wenrui Zhang,
Assistant Professor of Department of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong
Kong (CUHK) Business School and Prof. Bohui Zhang, Executive Associate Dean and
Presidential Chair Professor at CUHK-Shenzhen's School of Management and
Economics, is that it fails to explain the magnitude of the benefit.
There has also been a lack of
empirical research looking at how innovation -- which tends to involve long-term
investment in risky and intangible assets -- works to increase productivity in
the wake of the opening up of markets.
"While some studies show that
stock market liberalisation leads to an increase in capital expenditure, it is
unclear ex ante how stock market
liberalisation affects a country's innovative activities," Prof. Wenrui
Innovation as key contributor
The study, entitled "Stock Market Liberalization and Innovation," identifies technological in ......read more
Surveying Excellence in Development and Conservation HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 16 January
2020 - The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors ("HKIS") is launching the first
HKIS Best Development and Conservation Award 2020 ("BDCA"). This year's theme,
"Surveying Excellence in
Development and Conservation" addresses BDCA as a pioneering award that recognises exceptional
achievements and excellence of construction projects related to both
development and conservation.
Sr Winnie SHIU, President of the HKIS, said, "It is the first time ever for the HKIS to host an award in the
name of the Institute, I am privileged to be the one bringing together the six
divisions and paying tribute to the surveyors who have made substantial
contributions in sustainable development and conservation."
Not only will the BDCA support the Sustainable Development Goals 2015 set
by the United Nations, but also promotes the professional image of surveyors
from the various divisions; recognises their untiring efforts contributed to
development and conservation; and raises the public awareness of conservation
in development projects.
The Award is designed to address the contribution of surveyors from
various backgrounds throughout the development cycle, BDCA's five award
categories are named after each stage: (1) Planning; (2) Pre-construction; (3) Construction;
(4) Sales & Leasing; and (5) Post-occupation.
Sr Alexander Lam, HKIS BDCA 2020 Organising Committee Chairman, added, "The Award focuses on the use and application of surveying
knowledge and/or professional expertise across the disciplines in the
respective phases within the project development cycle, of which brought about
economic, environmental and social sustainability."
Session & Application Opens
unveiled in seven categories following vote of over 1000 global sports media,
with legends of Laureus World Sports Academy to select winnersWinners
announced at landmark 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards, which will celebrate a 'Sport Unites Us' theme in
Berlin on February 17Apply for media
accreditation for the 2020 Laureus Awards at laureus.com/accreditationFor more
information and the full list of Nominees, click here
BERLIN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - January 16, 2020 - The
world's sports media have cast their votes and the Nominees for the landmark 20th
Anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards have been confirmed. The greatest
sportsmen, sportswomen and teams now have just over a month to wait to see if
they have won a prestigious Laureus Statuette at the world's pre-eminent
international sports Awards Ceremony in Berlin on February 17.The Nominations List of Laureus World Sports Awards 2020
Three-time Laureus Award winner and world No. 1 tennis star Rafael
Nadal is in contention for the Laureus
World Sportsman of the Year Award
alongside six-time Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton, six-time World
MotoGP champion Marc Márquez and six-time FIFA World Footballer of the
Year Lionel Messi. Also nominated are Eliud Kipchoge, the first
athlete to run a marathon in under two hours and golf legend Tiger Woods,
who won his 15th Major Championship at The Masters.
In the Laureus World Sportswoman
of the Year category, FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Ball and Golden
Boot winner Megan Rapinoe is joined by gymnastic great Simone Biles,
track and field stars Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the
first Asian tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in
the world, Naomi Osaka and US skiing great Mikaela Shiffrin.
FIFA Women's World Cup champions United States Women's Football Team
and UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool FC are the football nominees in ......read more
CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 January 2020 - This news release is made by Johnson
Electric Holdings Limited ("Johnson Electric" or the "Company") for the
business operations and selected unaudited financial information of the Company
and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the nine months ended 31 December 2019.
The Board of Directors of
the Company considers the publication of quarterly performance updates to be
consistent with international corporate disclosure best practice. The objective
of this news release is to provide transparency and to ensure that investors
and potential investors receive equal access to the same information at the
The Group's sales for the
nine months ended 31 December 2019 were US$2,338 million compared to US$2,436
million for the same period in 2018; a decrease of 4%. Excluding currency
movements, sales decreased by 2% to US$2,390 million.
Foreign exchange rate
movements had a negative effect of US$52 million on the Group's sales during
the period. This was mainly due to the decline of the Euro and Chinese Renminbi
versus the US Dollar, comparing average exchange rates for the nine months
ended 31 December 2019 to the same period last year.
Automotive Products Group ("APG")
APG's sales for the
nine-month period, as reported, decreased by US$27 million or 1%.
movements, APG's sales increased by 1%, an outperformance compared to the 6%
decline in global light vehicle production volumes in the same period. Sales changes by region in constant currency
terms were as follows:
Asia decreased 3%Europe was flatAmericas increased 8%
APG's sales outperformance
compared to automotive industry production volumes was due to new product
launches and production increases including thermal management and braking
applications. The division's innovative technolog ......read more
BrickMark purchases a prime commercial
building from RFR Holding in the heart of Zurich's central business district in
a share A significant part of the purchase price
will be paid in BrickMark tokensThe premium investment property with 1,600
sqm of space in the heart of Bahnhofstrasse has high redevelopment potentialThe BrickMark real estate portfolio will
continue to grow quickly with a pipeline of nealy 1 billion in commercial
properties mainly in major cities in central europeBrickMark is now positioned as the world's
leading blockchain real estate investment firmThe management team combines the experience
of more than a century of real estate investment expertise managing over EUR 15
billion of property assets
Berlin/Zug - EQS Newswire - 15 January 2020 - BrickMark AG
("BrickMark"), an innovative, high-growth real estate Investment
company, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement about the
largest ever real estate purchase using tokens, buying a high profile prime
commercial property on Zurich's prestigious Bahnhofstrasse. The transaction
volume amounts to over CHF 130 million. The transaction is based on a share
deal and initially BrickMark acquired 80% of the shares of Bahnhofstrasse AG
with a call option on the remaining 20% within 9 months. The seller of the
property is the international real estate investor RFR Holding GmbH
("RFR"). RFR will remain a 20% shareholder in Bahnhoftstrasse AG and
will lead the redevelopment process. A considerable part of the purchase price
will be paid in BrickMark tokens.The purchase agreement signed by the two parties opens up new dimensions in
terms of the size and institutional character of token-financed real estate
transactions. "We are breaking new ground for the real estate
industry," said Stephan Rind, CEO of BrickMark. "There has never been
a token-based real estate transaction of this magnitude. We are implementing
what was once no more than a concept in the real estate in ......read more
Participants from over 32 countries attended Joey Yap’s largest conferences in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Over 32,000
participants attended Joey Yap's annual Feng Shui & Astrology seminar (FSA
2020) this yearJoey Yap shared
about the forecasts for the Year of the Metal Rat and shed light on the global
economic outlook for 2020
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach -
15 January 2020 - Global best-selling author and world-famous Feng
Shui expert Joey Yap successfully held his highly-anticipated annual Feng Shui
& Astrology seminar across Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, drawing the largest
crowd of over 32,000 participants. Attracting over 8,000 attendees at Resorts
World Sentosa in Singapore on 5th January 2020, the FSA 2020 went on
to enthral an overwhelming crowd of more than 24,000 enthusiastic fans on 11th
and 12th January 2020 in Kuala Lumpur.
Participants from over 32 countries have specially made their way to Joey Yap's
live conferences to gain valuable insights on the upcoming year from the
renowned Feng Shui expert.
During the highly successful conferences, Joey Yap
shared his wealth of insights on the latest 2020 Feng Shui Outlook, as well as comprehensive forecasts on wealth,
career, romance, health and family for each of the 12 zodiac groups. Joey Yap
also revealed a useful deep dive analysis of Feng Shui and Qi Men, as well as how one can utilise Qi Men Dun Jia
charts to forecast outcomes, and to improve each individual's life for 2020.
Joey Yap Feng Shui &
Astrology seminar 2020 in Kuala Lumpur
Joey Yap Feng Shui &
Astrology seminar 2020 in Singapore
Joey Yap's first seminar was
held almost 24 years ago, with a humble attendance of 8 participants. Since
then, his followers have grown by leaps and bounds, and enthusiasts from all
over the world have travelled miles to attend his highly-anticipated live
conferences every year.
"In the span of a week, I've
had the honor of speaking t ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 January 2020 - Kerry
Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics'; Stock Code 0636.HK) was a proud
winner at the Quamnet Outstanding
Enterprise Awards ('QOEA') 2019 for the fifth consecutive year, clinching the
Outstanding Global 3PL title for the third year running.
Presented in Hong Kong last night by leading Hong Kong financial news
platform Quamnet, the title secured Kerry Logistics' reputation as a global 3PL
with expanding worldwide presence. With the QOEA, Kerry Logistics was commended for its distinction
in products and services, brand reputation, philosophy of operation, marketing
strategies, sustainable development strategies, accomplishments, corporate
social responsibility and unique business philosophy or development.
Alex Ng, Executive Director of Kerry Logistics, said, "We are grateful to Quamnet for its
recognition of our constant dedication to excellence. To receive the Outstanding Global 3PL title for the third
time is a great encouragement as we extend our international footprint across
diverse regions. We will continue to enhance our service capabilities while
growing our geographical coverage in order to accommodate the changing needs of
our customers around the world."
Organised annually, the QOEA is
judged by a committee made up of the Quamnet editorial team, the Quam research
team and independent financial analysts to identify and compliment the
remarkable performance of Hong Kong enterprises. Prior to winning the
Outstanding Global 3PL title in 2017 and 2018, Kerry Logistics was named
Outstanding Global Logistics Network and Outstanding Logistics Solution
Provider in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Kerry Logistics has recently deepened
its reach in the Middle East by setting up a new office in Bahrain and opening
a new bonded logistics facility in Dubai, in addition to acquiring a majority interest in Turkey's Asav
L ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 January 2020 - Last
December, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort ("HKDL") appointed NEFIN Solar Asset Limited
("NEFIN"), a member of the NEFIN Group, to install the city's largest solar power
system. Following the recent completion of the project's second phase, a total
of 4,500 solar modules, approximately the size of a football field, have now
been installed on rooftop spaces at the resort's buildings.
the full system up and running following the project's second phase, HKDL has become the city's
biggest producer of solar power to date with an installed capacity of over 1.8
MWp. HKDL and NEFIN share the same commitment to sustainability and
environmental protection. With over a decade of industry-leading expertise in
solar development, NEFIN installed a comprehensive suite of bespoke integrated
solar energy systems at HKDL, which use the latest photovoltaic innovations.
The project was engineered with high safety and quality standards to withstand
typhoons and salt corrosion. The inverted V-shape design of the panels
maximizes electricity generation and minimizes the impact of wind load.
is honored to be part of HKDL's green initiative which brings both companies a
step closer to tackling climate change and reducing carbon footprints. It is
our mission to help our clients achieve carbon neutrality. NEFIN selected premium
grade equipment to perform module level monitoring and generation optimization
for this project. This enables us to maximize yield while tackling hot spot
issues simultaneously. Our system is sensitive and prudent enough to isolate
and automatically shut down the affected module when a potential fault is
detected." said Mr. Glenn Lim, CEO of NEFIN. As a Hong Kong Science Park
incubated company, NEFIN is currently developing AI solutions to monitor and
manage renewable energy assets more efficiently and effectively.
Hong ......read more
Ground-Breaking, Touring Music Phenomenon
Featuring The Biggest Names In Music, Staged In
The World's Most Iconic Cities
Robbie Williams to Headline First Stop of
WORLD TOUR in Melbourne, Australia
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - January 14, 2020 - Apollo
World Touring and Westbrook Inc. announce today that they will co-produce World
Tour, a new multi-genre event-series, staged in the world's most iconic
Each live event will
feature internationally acclaimed A-list artists, locally celebrated superstars
and globally recognised DJs. Fans will be able to engage globally through
exciting content formats on multiple
World Tour kicks off in
Melbourne, Australia on 14 March 2020, alongside the Formula 1 ®Rolex
Australian Grand Prix. International superstar Robbie Williams is announcing his
only Australian public performance of 2020 as one of the headline artists, with
other incredible acts to be announced shortly.
After Melbourne, World
Tour will be touching down in other exciting world cities including; Montreal,
Berlin, Milan, Seoul, Taipei, Osaka and Miami. The schedule of live events,
complemented by multi-platform media elements, will make World Tour a non-stop
year-round experience for audiences and brand partners, uniting millions of
Hanks, President of Westbrook Inc. said:
behalf of Will and Jada and the entire Westbrook Team, we're so excited to
partner with Apollo World Touring on this innovative event series. From the
inception of World Tour, we've been excited with its potential as a global
franchise to bring mind-blowing experiences and unparalleled access to fans and
creators worldwide.We're gathering some of the biggest names in music to
celebrate cities around the world and the amazing creativity found there. We
can't wait for everyone to join us o ......read more
MACAU, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 2020?1?14? - Mr. Alvin Chau, Chief Executive Officer
and Director of Suncity Group has always been committed to support Macau's society and charity. This
year, he also supports the nationwide charity campaign "Ji Shan Fu Pin Jian
Kang Xing" launched by China Foundation for Disabled Persons (CFDP). A cheque presentation
ceremony and signing ceremony were held on 13th January, and Mr. Alvin
Chau was appointed as a committee member of China Foundation for Disabled
Alvin Chau and representatives of China Foundation for Disabled Persons
Mr. Alvin Chau, Chief Executive Officer
and Director of Suncity Group, presented a cheque of RMB 20 million to China Foundation for
Disabled Persons, and both two sides signed the agreement for implementing the
charity campaign "Ji Shan Fu Pin Jian Kang Xing". And afterwards, Mr. Alvin
Chau was awarded the certificate of appointment as the "Committee Member" of
China Foundation of Disabled Persons in recognition and appreciation of his
efforts to China's charity business, witnessed by the representative from the Liaison
Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative
Region, the delegation of the China Foundation for Disabled Persons, and the
special guests, Mr. Leong Heng Teng, Mr.
Chau Ting Bo, Mr. Si Chong Su, and Mr. Chang Ka Un.
The CFDP charity campaign "Ji Shan Fu Pin Jian Kang Xing"
is targeted to the project of poverty alleviation and health improvement in
China. This campaign aims to provide free
medical aids and treatments for impoverished families in China, such as cataract
surgery, orthopedic surgery for
joint and bone, rehabilitation services for children with Autism, etc. Since
2016, the CFDP "Ji Shan Fu Pin Jian Kang Xing" charity campaign has been successfully launched in Tibet, Xinjiang,
Ningxia, Guangxi, Guizhou, Gansu, Qinghai, Yunnan and other provinces, saving
mo ......read more
New CX Series Switches with Cloud-Native Operating System Integrate Closed-Loop Automation and Analytics to Simplify the Operator Experience HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - January 14, 2020 - Aruba, a Hewlett
Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced that it is changing
the rules of networking with the introduction of switching and software innovations
designed to address the unique needs of today's modern enterprise campus,
branch and data center. The Aruba
CX Switching Portfolio now includes the Aruba CX 6300 Series fixed configuration and CX 6400
Series modular access, aggregation and core switches, while delivering the
latest advancements in the AOS-CX operating system. This gives network
operators one simple, end-to-end switching platform to dramatically improve
business outcomes today and into the future.
Aruba is the first company
to offer a single switching platform that runs on a modern network operating
system -- AOS-CX -- from the enterprise edge to the core
to the data center. This unique, cloud-native platform is further optimized by
Aruba's powerful Network
Analytics Engine (NAE), which utilizes embedded analytics and automation to simplify
management, accelerate troubleshooting of application performance issues and
remediate common network problems.
Gartner states, "As update
speed increases, it is no longer viable to manually plan for and deploy tens,
hundreds or thousands of network changes each time an application change
occurs. Making these changes manually is not only impractical, but is likely to
result in significant errors."[i]
Manual processes can significantly hinder an organization's ability to move
quickly, innovate and thrive in a competitive marketplace. Moreover, many of
these hurdles can be overcome with a cloud-native infrastructure. According to
Gartner, a "cloud-native infrastructure exhibits the following characteristics:
Mod ......read more
Finland's universal future skills strength across all index
pillars including policy and teaching environment and access to technology see
it retain its lead among 50 economies in the third edition of the Worldwide Educating for the Future
Index (WEFFI), produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned
by the Yidan Prize FoundationSweden and New Zealand ranked second and third, with Sweden
advancing two places and New Zealand maintaining its third position from 2018's
resultsThe Philippines, Ghana and Mexico all performed strongly
among a new income-adjusted ranking due to their ability to channel their more
limited resources to implement strong policy and advance a future skills agendaAmong the world's largest economies, the US, UK,
France and Russia all fell in their rankings while China, India and Indonesia
advanced their scores
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 14 January 2020 -
Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019: Top ten economies
Consensus on the need to adopt future-focused
approaches to education has grown in countries globally but implementation of
policy to make such changes remains the largest challenge to preparing students
for the challenges that await them in work and society according to a new
report released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Themed "From Policy to Practice",
the white paper is commissioned by the Yidan Prize Foundation and based on the
findings of the third annual Worldwide Educat ......read more
Kpop conversations continue to dominate
with a new global record of 6.1 billion related Tweets in 2019, a 15% increase
from 2018BTS (@bts_twt)
holds the title of 'Golden Tweet' for the most retweeted Tweet in 2019
KOREA - Media OutReach -
14 January 2020 - 2019
was a huge year for #KpopTwitter,
as Kpop remains an undisputable force that continues to make waves across the
world. With an amazing record of 6.1
billion Tweets in 2019, which was 15% higher than in 2018, Twitter shows
that it is the best place to find out what's happening with all things Kpop,
and to join in the conversations with like-minded Kpop fans around the world!
Kpop gained popularity in South Korea 25 years ago, it is only in recent times
through the power of millennial fans worldwide that Kpop-related conversations
have gained traction across the world on Twitter. Here are the top 10 countries that Tweeted the most about Kpop in 2019:
countries such as Canada, France, Great Britain, India and Turkey were also
amongst the top 20 countries that were Tweeting the most about Kpop.
Topping the charts: BTS (@bts_twt)
holds the worldwide Golden Tweet for 2019
again, the BTS Army demonstrated their power by propelling BTS (@bts_twt)
member Jungkook's video Tweet of him dancing to Billie Eilish's (@billieeilish) "Bad Guy" to become the most Retweeted
Tweet (aka the Golden Tweet)
worldwide in 2019.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/BTS_twt/status/1137775053993533440
Kpop Buzz: Most discussed Kpop accounts
Kpop bands BTS (@BTS_twt),
EXO (@weareoneEXO) and GOT7 (@GOT7Official) continued to lead our global list for most discussed #KpopTwitter accounts, but we also saw a trend of
individual team member accounts rising above the crowd such as Baekhyun (@B_hundred_Hyun) and BamBam (@BamBam1a).
Fastest Growing Kpop Groups in 2019
GERMANY - Media OutReach - 14 January 2020 - ASIA APPAREL EXPO
is the important sourcing meeting place in Europe for Asian clothing
manufacturers and fabric suppliers to connect with European brands and will once again take place at the BERLIN MESSE
in Hall 26, opening on TUESDAY 18
FEBRUARY through to THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020.
Now in its 9th edition, European sourcing
professionals have confirmed that the expo provides an ideal platform to stay informed of industry sourcing issues and innovations, meet with potential
new suppliers and discover new sourcing options and
Over 450 companies are
participating in 2020, particularly from HONG KONG and CHINA, as well as the other major apparel export
producing countries of
BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN, INDIA, THAILAND, TURKEY and TAIWAN meeting the demand from European customers
for finished garments, contract manufacturing and private label development.
Apparel products will be on show covering mens, womens and childrenswear,
denim, knitwear, fabrics and textiles, as well as trimmings and accessories
from the carefully-selected factories.
APPAREL FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN
BLUEPRINT -- DENIM
GARMENT ACCESSORIES & TRIMMINGS
trade professionals are expected to attend reinforcing that the well-edited
selection and variety of factories and suppliers from Asia under one roof at
the expo provides a very convenient sourcing marketplace for apparel buyers
looking to capitalise on the high productivity and speed to market
demonstrated by Asian apparel factories. European apparel buyers have
benefitted from the movement of production activities to low-cost countries in
the Far East, which reflects the significant advantages due to efficient
infrastructure, low production costs, easy access to an array of raw materials,
supply chain concentration and benefits of ......read more
DONGGUAN, CHINA -
EQS Newswire -14 January 2020 - Recently, Great Bay Bio signed off
convertible note, and the company will be injected with 2.5 million USD by
existing shareholders, which including renowned financial institute and family
foundation. Such injection of funds fully shows the confidence and support by
existing shareholders to Great Bay Bio for its results in 2019. Capital will be
injected into projects, to further optimize CMC service platform and product
pipeline development of Great Bay Bio. Dr. Chen Liang, the CEO of Great Bay
Bio, said: "Progress for Great Bay Bio projects has exceeded expectations with remarkable results. We will
continue putting our effort into projects in response to the affirmation and
support of Great Bay Bio shareholders."About Great Bay BioHeadquartered
in Hong Kong, the CMC/CDMO platform of Great Bay Bio was established in 2002,
where originally more than 100 million yuan was invested to build a national
level CMC platform. The CMC/CDMO platform has independent and integrated
technology platforms for drug R&D and large scale preparation. The company
has a strong existing track record of developing customized CMC packages for
biologic products, some of which are national class I projects of innovative
biological new drugs that have already reached NDA stage.
Greta Bay Bio
positions itself as a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization
(CDMO), applying AI technology on CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, Control)
platform for drug development, which targets the headache for recent drug
development process including long development timeline and high development
cost, and solves such headache with AI+CMC to enhance efficiency and reduce
cost. CMC technology platform runs AI analysis model with massive data out from
conventional biologics development, combining AI and biotechnology, so to
overcome hurdle for biologics development and greatly reduce development
timeline and development cost. With ......read more
survey on top business risks attracts record participation of 2,700+ experts
from over 100 countriesCyber incidents have
become more damaging and expensive for companies -- and often result in lawsuits
and litigation after the eventBusiness
interruption ranks second, but remains
a key challenge with digitalization and civil unrest creating new causes of disruption
and loss of incomeClimate change rises to third top risk, while political
risks and violence makes first appearance in top 10.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 14 January 2020 - For the first time ever, Cyber incidents
(35% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in Asia-Pacific in
the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, relegating perennial top peril Business interruption (BI) (34% of
responses) to second place. The region's results mirror a global trend
that has seen awareness of the
cyber threat growing rapidly in recent years, driven by companies increasing
reliance on data and IT systems and a number of high-profile incidents. It is a
stark change from seven years ago when it did not even feature in the top 10
risks on the mind of risk managers regionally.
Climate change (#3 with 25%) and Political risks and
violence (debuting in the top 10 at #1 ......read more
- 14 January 2020 -
Nestled serenely on the island of Pulau Tiga 2.5 hours away by land and sea
from Sabah's capital of Kota Kinabalu lies the plush Borneo Eagle Resort -- a cluster
of 13 luxury contemporary villas opened in April 2018. The 21-acre verdant
enclave is situated in the Kimanis Bay within walking distance of the first
Survivor filming series site in 2000. The Resort faces the Crocker Range in the
horizon with views of the majestic Mt Kinabalu across the South China Sea.
Aerial view of Borneo Eagle Resort with the jetty
Borneo Eagle Resort is the only luxury
resort on the island set against a backdrop of lush virgin jungle. Its main
building design is inspired by the wingspan of the sea eagles inhabiting the
island. The Resort is a stunning, ecological landscape of flourishing flora and
fauna including 148 coconut trees. Bee hives are introduced to encourage cross
pollination. Proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards, snakes and hornbills are some
of the wildlife spotted while marine life abounds with a diverse array such as
the clownfish, puffer fish, sea turtle and the occasional whale shark.
architect Karim Hussein from Arkitek A Karim Hussein was tasked with ensuring
that the Resort integrated well with the natural environment, uncompromised in
its design and construction. All 13 spacious sea facing villas with their own
courtyards are categorized according to three types: Pool (171 sq m), Coral
(261 sq m) and Spa (288 sq m)
Each villa provides super king-sized beds
matched with comfortable pillow-top mattresses, premium bedding and linen. A well-stocked mini bar, water
pitchers, complimentary aluminium water canisters, teas, a Nespresso Machine, in-room
safe, alarm clock with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, portable MyFi, wireless
internet, 55" flat screen TVs and Bose home theatre systems ensure gue ......read more
RHEINBREITBACH, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - 13 January 2020 - Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH filed a
patent infringement suit with the regional court in Mannheim on January 09,
2020 against Nestlé Nutrition GmbH and its holding company Nestlé Deutschland
AG. Nestlé offers its infant formula Beba Supreme which contains two human milk
oligosaccharides -- unique saccharides naturally occurring in human breast milk
only -- for sale in Germany. Pursuant to the findings of Jennewein
Biotechnologie, Nestlé uses human milk oligosaccharides for the manufacturing
of its infant formula that are produced by a process being protected - among
other IP rights - by European Patents EP 2 896 628 and EP 3 131 912 (start of
protection: January 22, 2020) which are thus infringed by Nestlé.
As Nestlé offers its infant food containing human milk
oligosaccharides not just in Germany, Jennewein currently investigates measures
against the assumed infringement of its corresponding foreign patents by the
manufacturing of products such as Illuma, SMA, NAN and Gerber Good Start.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcementAbout HMOs:Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are
complex sugar molecules that are only present in breast milk. Excluding water, they are the
third most abundant constituent of human milk after fats and lactose. More than
200 structurally different HMOs have been identified. The most abundant HMO is
2′-fucosyllactose, which is produced by about 80% of all lactating mothers at concentrations of
up to 3 g/L. Scientific studies have shown that HMOs, and 2′‑fucosyllactose in
particular, have a positive impact on infant health and development. HMOs are
prebiotics, i.e. they specifically promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms,
and at the same time they inhibit the growth of pathogens by directly and
indirectly prevent ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 13 January 2020 - According to the
Health Promotion Board, one in 10 Singaporeans aged between 18 and 69 is obese.
If left unmanaged, obesity rates
-- projected to hit 15 per cent in the next seven years -- could swell into a
sizeable problem as the condition could lead to such potentially
life-threatening illnesses as heart diseases and stroke. For Dr Ganesh
Ramalingam, a surgeon specialising in
gastrointestinal, bariatric, advanced laparoscopy and endoscopic surgery of G & L Surgical, maintaining a controlled diet and exercise regime are key factors in achieving one's
weight-loss goals. However, in cases where diets and lifestyle management appear
to be insufficient, patients are advised to consult a doctor for advice on
What are some
health risks of being obese?In general,
being obese affects one's level of physical activity and mental wellness, with
the attendant body pain and breathing problems leading to a low quality of
life. Clinical depression and sleep apnea may also set in.
Beyond that, there
are many other long-term health risks that can affect a person with a high BMI
-- a person with a BMI that exceeds 25 and 30 is considered overweight and obese
respectively. Some risks include hypertension (high blood pressure), Type 2
diabetes, osteoarthritis, as well as heart, liver and kidney diseases.
What are some
non-surgical alternatives available when it comes to weight loss procedures?Diet and
lifestyle modifications are always the mainstay of weight management. The next
step is usually medication and there are various oral medications available.
is an injectable medication called Saxenda, which is approved by the Health
Sciences Authority in Singapore. Saxenda is an injectable pen prefilled with
liraglutide, which is designed to behave like a hormone that regulates one's
appetite. ......read more
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 13 January 2020 - MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd "(MSIG Malaysia)", has teamed up with MyKasih to provide bursaries of RM720 per annum
(each) for 130 students in two schools in Sabah and Selangor.
programme, which developed out of MSIG's involvement with FINCO (Financial
Industry Collective Outreach), is focused on children from underprivileged
families in the B40 income group. Student beneficiaries are
rendered assistance in the form of cashless bursaries via a contactless MyKasih
smartcard. Once registered, a spending allowance of RM30 will be deposited
twice a month. The students will draw on the allowances by using their MyKasih
student smartcard to pay for purchases of school books and stationery from the
school bookstore, as well as food from the school canteen. As part of the
bursary scheme, each student will also be annually reviewed in terms of overall
attendance and academic performance.
Mr. Chua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer of MSIG Malaysia, said, "MSIG is delighted to be working with
MyKasih and FINCO to help these underprivileged, children and their families. We
are a supporter of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is focused on
creating inclusive and equitable educational opportunities for all. We hope
that the bursaries will allow these children to focus on their education,
rather than worrying about basic provisions which more privileged children take
MSIG will be supporting 80 students at SK Babagon Toki, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (the
entire school) and 50 selected students at SJKC Damansara, Damansara, Selangor.
As part of their 'Love My School' programme, MyKasih will be working with the
children and their parents to ensure that the bursaries are spent responsibly.
"As one of Malaysia's
leading general insurers we have been impressed with how this MyKasih programme
will help educa ......read more
AXA Cancer ReCover provides comprehensive coverage to cancer survivors who may be denied coverage, or face significantly higher premiums when they apply for a new protection planIn line with the launch, AXA also unveils a short film to raise awareness of the importance of critical illness insuranceSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 January 2020 - AXA Insurance has launched the first protection plan in Singapore specially designed for cancer survivors. With improvements in screening and treatment, survival rates for people with cancer have increased over the years in Singapore. However, many are left without insurance protection against possible relapse or diagnosis of a new cancer after recovering from cancer. Cancer survivors are often declined coverage, or face significantly higher premiums when they apply for a new protection plan. AXA Cancer ReCover is designed to protect cancer survivors by covering recurrent or new primary cancers. The plan provides comprehensive coverage, including a lump sum payout of 100% sum assured in the event of diagnosis of advanced stage cancer, and a payout of 15% sum assured in the case of early or intermediate stage cancer. Sean Goh, Managing Director, Life, AXA Insurance Singapore said, "Many cancer survivors are left without any insurance coverage after their first diagnosis and do not have the security of a financial safety net if cancer strikes again. We want to take away this uncertainty by protecting them financially should they be faced with cancer again, so they can focus on treatment and recovery. This is part of our commitment to support our customers across their entire health journey and to empower them to live better lives." For parents who have concerns about hereditary cancer, the plan also offers a child cover benefit, with free coverage of 15% of the sum assured, should the child be diagnosed with an advanced stage cancer.AXA Cancer ReCover comes with the following addition ......read more
Set to build Asia’s next-gen blockchain financial mobility network BANGKOK,
THAILAND - Media OutReach - 10 January 2020 - Lightnet, the Bangkok-based fintech company
has received A round funding of US$31.2 million in fresh capital. With this
round completed, Lightnet is Asia's first blockchain company to receive
financial backing from six large conglomerates, providing access to millions of
Asian users searching for improved financial mobility. From left to right: Carlos Liu,Vice President, Uni-President Asset Holdings; Rae Deng, Managing Partner,Du Capital; Kenjiro Nishii, Team Leader,Seven Bank; Hee Baek Kwon, Chief Executive Officier, Hanwha Investment and Securities; Chatchaval Jiaravanon, Founder and Chairman,Lightnet; Tridbodi Arunanondchai, Founder and Vice Chairman,Lightnet; Mike Kennedy, Chief Executive Officier, Interstellar; Kian-Wee Seah; Chief Executive Officier and Managing Director, UOB Venture Management; John Ng Pangilinan, Managing Partner,Signum Capital; Chao Deng, Chief Executive Officier, HashKey Capital; Ng Yu Zhi,Managing Director, Hopeshine Ventures.
was co-founded by Chatchaval Jiaravanon -- a family member of the Charoen
Pokphand Group in Thailand -- and serial tech entrepreneur and former investment
banker Tridbodi Arunanondchai.
The financing round was led by UOB
Venture Management, Seven Bank, Uni-President Asset Holdings, HashKey Capital,
Hopeshine Ventures, Signum Capital, Du Capital and Hanwha Investment and
Securities. The proceeds from the latest fundraising will go towards
strengthening Lightnet's investment in the underlying blockchain technology on
the Stellar Network, and to build a next-generation financial mobility network.
launched Lightnet to offer low-cost and instantaneous financial inclusivity and
mobility to the four billion lives across Asia Pacific -- all powered by
Stellar's fast, scalable, and sustainable blockchain technology," said
Chatch ......read more
To Drive Cross-Regional O2O Development HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 9 January 2020 - Li Bao Ge Group
Limited ("Li Bao Ge" or the "Company"; stock code: 1869) today announces
its acquisition of a 70% stake in Yaoliang
(Shanghai) Food Co., Ltd. ("Yaoliang"), the brand owner and operator of Shanghai Sun Kau Kee ("SKK") at a
consideration of RMB22.4 million. The acquisition is in line with the Company's
strategy of exploring opportunities in China's "new retail" light-meal
delivery market through an asset-light business model. Concurrently, the
Company enters into a framework cooperation agreement with Shanghai Freshippo Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("Freshippo") to deepen the cooperation
and accelerate the pace of store opening.
Pursuant to the acquisition agreement, Li Bao Ge will acquire a total
of 32 SKK in-store counters opened in Freshippo stores. SKK is specialized in cooked food with roast duck as its signature product. It is
one of the leaders in the roast meat ("Siu Mei") industry in Shanghai, China.
Through this acquisition, Li Bao Ge will expand the presence of its in-store
counters in Freshippo from Hong Kong and cities in the Greater Bay Area such as
Shenzhen and Guangzhou, to Shanghai, where the consumer purchasing power is
strong. Furthermore, pursuant to the framework cooperation agreement, Li Bao Ge
will open in-store counters at Freshippo stores and will offer Cantonese-style
soup, dim sum, dessert, as well as other specialties such as festive
delicacies. Taking advantage of Freshippo's comprehensive online-to-offline
("O2O") platform and technical support, including its marketing initiatives,
online sales resources, delivery service and potential customers, Li Bao Ge will
be empowered to further expand its businesses in Mainland China.
"We are actively exploring opportunities in the light meal delivery
market, developing from a restaurateur to a multi-channel operator coverin ......read more
TAIWAN - Media
OutReach - 9 January 2020 - "Taiwan
never absent towards international public welfare and charity, we have earned world-wide
reputation and our friends from all over the world are all pleased to know
Taiwan, appreciate Taiwan, and honors global NGOs in Taiwan." said William Liu
(???), founder of "Long Hsiung
Economic Development Foundation" and "Harmony & Synergy Culture
Party", who will host "The First Harmony & Synergy & World Peace
International Forum in 2020" in September, honoring philanthropists from
all over the world in the name of 'Peace'.
Economic Development Foundation" is hosting "First Harmony
& Synergy & World Peace International Forum in 2020" in
September 2020. "The First Harmony & Synergy & World
Peace International Forum in 2020" will
Gall Wood Panda" as spokesperson to promote world
peace. William Liu (Founder of the Foundation) and "Millennium
Gall Wood Panda"(Photo Credit: Long Hsiung Economic Development
"The establishment of world peace
requires a common spiritual language and a connected cultural brand as the
baton of inheritance." William Liu (???) pointed
out the foundation is entering its fourth year, there are so many things he has
done that he can't remember, but he will carry on, keep moving forward, so to
help more people and fulfilling their dreams.
"There is also a hidden event in the
forum this year." William Liu (???) gave a
smile and told us it needs to keep as secret at this stage, but here's the
clue: "We will showcase this 'Millennium Gall Wood Panda' as the main show,
it's from our foundation's exclusive collection, this will definitely delight
At this very moment, the selection
process for the awards is ongoing. According to William Liu (???), they are expecting to deliver the
winning list and invitations in Spring, so the winner ......read more
Nestlé operations is located in DHL's first
multi-user warehouse in the country, located in Dagon Seikkan Industrial Zone
in Yangon - accounts for more than 60% of total available warehousing spaceThis is an extension of a longstanding partnership
between both companies, that has spanned over two decades in the region
YANGON, MYANMAR - Media OutReach - 9 January 2020 - Nestlé, the
world's largest food company has appointed DHL Supply Chain (DHL), the global
market leader for contract logistics solutions, to manage warehousing
operations for its food products in Myanmar, which include household brands
such as Coffee mate®, MILO® and Nescafé®.Mr. Kevin Burrell, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Thailand Cluster (Left) and Mr. Terry Ryan, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific (2nd to Left) hand the first invoice to Mr. Victor Seah, CEO of Nestlé Indochina (2nd to Right) and Mr. Stephen Knight, Country Manager of Nestlé Myanmar (Right) to mark the partnership between Nestlé Myanmar Trading Ltd. and DHL Supply Chain Myanmar at DHL Supply Chain Myanmar, Dagon Seikkan Warehouse, Yangon.
Total operations for Nestlé products spans 4,000 sqm, which accounts for more
than 60% of total warehouse space in DHL's first multi-user warehouse in the
country. The recently-unveiled warehouse is conveniently located next to Nestlé's
new manufacturing facility, situated in Dagon Seikkan Industrial Zone in
Yangon, the country's trade and commerce epicenter.
Kevin Burrell, CEO DHL Supply Chain,
Thailand Cluster (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia) said, "Myanmar is an
exciting market to be in, and we have been very successful in ensuring that our
capabilities are customized to meet our customers' needs, enabling them to grow
their business footprint here. As the country shapes up to be a bigger player
in intra-regional trade, and with the local economy projected to grow by mo ......read more
NIIGATA, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 9 January 2020
- Niigata Prefecture and Niigata City, in collaboration with JETRO Niigata,
will hold a fair featuring rice produced in Niigata Prefecture at Jiuguang
department store in Shanghai.In the Chinese market, food safety awareness
has been increasing along with the economic growth. Among Japanese food
products that are in high demand, rice
grown in Niigata Prefecture, an area that boasts the highest production volume and quality of rice in Japan, is particularly
To respond to the needs, Niigata Prefecture of
Japan will hold an event featuring rice produced in Niigata Prefecture for
seven days from January 15 through 21, 2020 in the basement floor at Jiuguang
department store in Shanghai. For the
first time in about nine years, a Niigata rice fair will be held at a
department store in China. This also marks the
first event since Niigata rice export was resumed in November 2018.Jiuguang is one of the most luxurious
department stores in Shanghai and is known for always being thronged with many
customers. As the event coincides with the busy season before Chinese New Year,
huge visitor turnout is expected. Niigata rice will be on sale and visitors will also have an opportunity to sample delicious rice.
[Sampling and sale]
Date/time: 10:00 - 18:00, January 15 - 21, 2020 (Rice sampling available irregularly)
Place: Basement, Jiuguang department store, NO.1618 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Event: Sale of Niigata rice ...read more
Journey towards Carbon Neutrality HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 8 January 2020 - In a bid to achieve
its carbon neutrality goal as soon as possible, Bosch, in partnership with
NEFIN, the bespoke solar developer, announced the completion of its first solar
photovoltaic project at its Nanjing plant of Bosch Automotive Aftermarket (China) Co., Ltd.
Government representatives including Mr. Tao Lei, Deputy Director of the
Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, Mr. Liu
Hongwen, Member of the Nanjing Bureau of Commerce Party Committee and Deputy
Director General of the Nanjing Investment Promotion Bureau, Mr. Shen Yinlong,
Deputy Director of Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone, Mr. Tao
Xiaojun, General Manager of State Grid Nanjing Power Supply Company, also
management of Bosch Group including Dr. Frank
Scheidemantel, Regional President APAC of Bosch Global
Business Services and Member of the
Board of Bosch China, other VIP guests
and media participated in the event that took place on 8 January 2020.
The Nanjing project is, by-far, the largest solar project by Bosch
globally. The project is divided into two phases. With completion of the first
phase, 17,422 solar modules, would be installed on available carparks and
ground surface, approximately the size of 100,000 square meters in total. The
first phase is expertly engineered to produce an estimated 7,700,000 kWh clean
solar energy per annum and reduce carbon emission by 8,000 tones. Leveraging on the robust mounting structure, the ground
mounted solar panels can easily be redeployed to the rooftops of buildings in
Bosch in the future. With construction started by 1st
August 2019, the first phase was completed within five months, which is
exceptionally short compared to industry standard. With the full system up and
running, it will be able to generate an installed capacity of over 10,680,000
kWh, worth over a millio ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 8 January 2020 - Hydeout,
the region's first-ever multi-genre music festival, happening across
two weekends at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on the 10-11 April
& 17-18 April 2020, has unveiled its 3rd phase of artistes
joining the stellar line-up of international and regional artistes showcases. In addition to the star-studded
repertoire of headliners and special guests previously announced such as A$AP Rocky, Alison Wonderland, DJ Snake,
Gucci Mane, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Rita Ora, Sam Feldt Live, San Holo,
Slushii and Yellow Claw, the latest
release reveals an
eclectic mix of artistes, and Hydeout's very own Pantheon Stage -- which
will host the festival's highly-anticipated stage takeovers.
WEEKEND ONE (10-11
Tastemakers can look
forward to a multi-genre wonderland with three more esteemed international
artistes joining Hydeout's already stacked line-up on Weekend One (10-11 April 2020).
Among the special guests include French DJ and producer Mercer, bringing his infectious disco-influence remix to the crowd;
and Los Angeles singer, songwriter and producer Tinashe who will be
performing in Singapore for the first time. The 26-year old recording artiste
recently released her third album, Songs For You -- following her
chart-topping singles of 'Die A Little Bit', '2 On' and 'Faded
Love'. Chinese-born U.S.-based rapper Bohan Phoenix will also
join the line-up as a supporting guest with his harmonious bilingual rhymes
inspired by his salient East-West identities. The rapper has been making waves
on the global hip-hop scene with popular releases such as 'The Prince',
'Overseas' and 'Angels'.
Also making her
Singapore debut alongside headliners A$AP Rocky and Rita Ora on 11 April is Alison
-- who promises to deliver her intensely raw, personal lyrics, blended with her
digitally rendered beats in a true wonderland sty ......read more
And receive amazing perks that include 40% off room rate, breakfast, and dinner for two, Michelin-recommended dim sum meal, free airport lounge access, and more HONG KONG, CHINA
- Media OutReach - 8 January 2020 - What better way to kick start the New Year than with 'Dorsett Wanchai 3
Wishes' room package that satisfies every wish and whim when you are travelling
for business or leisure. Breakfast? Check. Dinner? Check. Free meal at a
Michelin-recommended restaurant? Check...and more 'wishes' waiting to be discovered.
With a nightly rate starting from just HK$580, guests can look forward to
spending a memorable night in a stylishly designed Premier Room with daily buffet breakfast for two and two extra perks of
'your' choice at the Dorsett
Wanchai, Hong Kong - an award-winning 4.5-star hotel located in the
charming neighborhood opposite to the famous Happy Valley racecourse.
'Dorsett Wanchai 3 Wishes' comes with breakfast for
two and two self-selected perks from the wish list below at NO EXTRA cost:
In-room dinner for two
Free Dim Sum Set Meal at Tim Ho Wan Michelin-recommended
dim sum restaurant for one
Free Signature Meal (for breakfast or all-day
meal) at a Hong Kong-style Cha Chaan Teng -- Wan Chai Cha Don for
3-hour access to Plaza Premium Lounge at HK
International Airport for one
Exclusive 20% off Ocean Park ticket(s)
Free upgrade to a Grand Deluxe Room
Buy one, get one free -- Arrival coach transfer
from airport to hotel
Unlimited free laundry
Free pressing of one garment daily
One-off free minibar
Complimentary late check-out till 6 pm
Premium Wi-Fi access for a maximum of 10
devices in the room
This promotion is
available on hotel website till July 31, 2020. Book NOW
Guests can also take advantage of other
"beyond thoughtful" brand initiatives absolutely free of charge ......read more
New Partner Program gives developers a place to build and scale IoT solutions LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - January 8, 2020 - At CES
2020, leading global technology solutions provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) is
launching a new Partner Program designed to provide developers with a place to
build complete IoT solutions, enabling them to scale their business in a quick
and cost-effective manner. Using Avnet's IoTConnect platform, powered by
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite, developers can seamlessly connect devices that address
both the software and hardware needs of IoT solutions.
This spring, Avnet's offering will
expand to include a comprehensive Marketplace, which will allow any developer
to write IoT applications to our platform and offer them for sale to a much
broader audience. The combination of Avnet's IoTConnect platform, Partner
Program and Marketplace will simplify the complexities of IoT and enable
businesses to more rapidly deploy secure and complete solutions.
"IoT is complex, with unique
hardware, software and security requirements at every stage of the development
cycle," said Pete Bartolotta, president of business transformation for Avnet.
"With our Partner Program and the upcoming Marketplace, we are putting proven
IoT solutions in the hands of partners and systems integrators so they can
scale their own businesses and accelerate the adoption of IoT."
New solutions seamlessly connect
devices through IoTConnect platform
Avnet's newly expanded suite of IoT
solutions is powered by Avnet's IoTConnect platform, which allows critical IoT
devices, assets and systems to be connected securely--without compromising speed
and simplicity--by leveraging pre-built and proven Smart Applications that are
equipped with a suite of AI services for specific industry verticals.
Partner Program speeds solution
Avnet's new Partner P ......read more
Supports 48-volt data center and network applications HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 January
2020 - Artesyn
Embedded Power, an Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) company, today announced
the BDQ1300, a new 1300 watt quarter-brick dc-dc converter, designed to provide
the highest efficiency on-board 12V output for telecom, computing and server
applications, with optional digital control. With efficiency rated over 97
percent, the BDQ1300 is designed as a voltage source for non-isolated
point-of-load converters. It can accept an input voltage range from 40 to 60
volts, making it ideal for 48-volt data center and communications network
Rated for up to 110 amps, the Artesyn BDQ1300 is a fully isolated dc-dc converter,
which can be applied with separate input and output ground connections. This isolation
means that EMI management and any possible fault condition can be contained within
the primary side of the converter. The modules use a standard high-current quarter-brick
pin-out. A pair of power pins are provided for the positive output and ground
connections to enable the current to be conducted to the host PCB. Conduction
losses from the module are minimized using large diameter pins.
BDQ1300 has been designed to primarily support two power-conversion
architectures," said Andy Brown, director of technical marketing dc-dc for
Artesyn Embedded Power. "Either the conventional and widely used 'two-stage'
conversion architecture network, where the BDQ1300 only provides power to
non-isolated, 12V input point-of-load converters such as Artesyn's LGA80D or LGA50D families; or the module can
also be used to support a hybrid conversion architecture. This is where some of
the application's power is converted with 48 V to low-voltage 'direct
conversion' products, such as those being developed by members of the Power Stamp Alliance, and -- operating alongside
this direct conversion network -- a conventional ......read more
CHINA - Media
OutReach - January 8, 2020 - Japanese
super popular cartoon game Pokémon and Joyoung, China's well-known small
appliance brand, jointly launched a series of small appliances that were very
popular in China. Themed on Pikachu, the Pokémon co-branded health-care pots, warming
coasters, juicers, and milk makers triggered a rush of buying in their first
debut during the New Year's shopping festival held by Chinese E-commerce
platform Tmall on January 6th. 2020 is the year of the mouse. Pikachu
endowed small appliances with vitality which gained great popularity from young
Pokémon was born on February 27,
1996, in Gameboy, a series of games developed by Game Freak and Creatures and
distributed by Nintendo. Pokémon
has become a super international IP. Films and television animation works adapted by Pokémon have been published one
after another since 1997 and elves like Pikachu are popular all over the world.
in 1994, is a famous household appliances brand with hundreds of millions of
users in China. It is popular for good-looking product design and perfectly convenient
products experience. Joyoung original products such as easy-clean automatic soy
milk machines, blenders and steam rice cookers were loved by its fans in 2019.
between super animation IP and China's small household appliances, breaking dimensional
walls, changed mechanical small household appliances with strong a sense of
science and technology into fashionable and cute single items with the help of Pokémon,
quickly capturing the hearts of Chinese young people. Adorable co-branded
products have attracted lots of consumers to share the joy of using them on
social media and become web celebrity small household appliances.
cooperated with many famous fashion brands such as clothing, beauty makeup, and
beverages previously. The wonderf ......read more
Powered by intelligent sensing algorithm for monitoring breathing pattern and small-motion detection HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 January 2020 - Global
technology solutions provider Arrow
Electronics today unveiled
the first healthcare-focused proof-of-concept design incorporating Analog
time-of-flight (ToF) technology at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Powered by intelligent sensing algorithm, the design
demonstrates how 3D ToF technology can be deployed to deliver highly accurate, up
to nanosecond real-time sensory data for monitoring breathing pattern and small
motion detection. This integrated design
will be used by Hubble Connected, an IoT platform that provides connectivity and
services to Motorola-branded smart nursey products, to create these intelligent
and intuitive nursery products. A live
demonstration the innovative design is on showcase at Analog Devices' booth (South
Hall 3, #30322) at CES in Las Vegas Jan. 7-10, 2020.Arrow now offers ADI 3D Time-of-Flight development platform evaluation kit to help engineers accelerate prototyping and product development.
Accelerating adoption of smart sensing technologySmart sensing technologies are being introduced into healthcare products and devices
to enrich user experiences and deliver superior functionalities. Some of the engineering challenges that
product designers often face include how to choose the right intelligent sensing
technology; how to best to integrate hardware system and AI algorithm so that
sensory data can be translated into meaningful insights; and how to accelerate the
engineering design cycle and minimize development costs. "We appreciate Arrow's support in jump-starting our
innovation cycle by developing an integrated platform that combines Analog
Devices' latest depth-sensing technology, powerful computing module, and intelligent
sensing algorithms to enable smarter and more intuitive ......read more
VIETNAM - Media
OutReach - 7 January 2020 - VINCSS Internet Security Services Limited Liability Company (a member of Vingroup) has just been awarded FIDO2 Certificate for its authentication key product: VinCSS FIDO2 Authenticator by IDO Alliance. This makes Vingroup become one of 34 companies in the world capable of producing and mastering the most modern technology in the field of security authentication. FIDO2 is the
overarching term for FIDO Alliance's newest set of specifications. FIDO2 enables users to leverage
common devices to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and
desktop environments. In the world,
there are 13 countries capable of mastering technology for producing
FIDO2-certified authentication products, led by developed countries such as
USA, Japan, Canada, UK and Germany.
This event not only marks VinCSS in the
world security technology community but also affirms the transformation of
Vingroup as the leading technology corporation, gradually integrating with
world-class and complex technologies. This result also enables VinCSS to ranks
among FIDO2 certified technology companies and corporations in the world such
as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Yubico, Solokey and Kensington, etc.
To achieve the certification, VinCSS FIDO2
Authenticator must pass the interoperability testing with a rate of 180/180
tests in two consecutive days. All product operations must be compatible with
all popular browsers. Interactions with 10 authentication servers specified by
FIDO Alliance must have a zero error.
Besides, design engineers of VinCSS must
pass a face-to-face interview by FIDO Board Certification Committee with lots
of difficult questions about the technological design details of the product.
Last but not least, VinCSS was required to submit a Vendor Questionnaire
detailing all the technical specifications of the product for evaluation by
FIDO Alliance. About
this event, Mr. Nguyen ......read more
Newly created role in response to the increasing global demand for AIoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things) technology in the era of digital transformation SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 January
2020 - Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision
Digital), a global AIoT technology leader, has appointed Sylvie Ouziel as
International President as it strengthens its business covering Asia Pacific,
Europe, and the Americas.
in Singapore, Envision Digital's world-leading
AIoT operating system, EnOS™, connects more than
120GW energy assets globally. Partnering with companies and governments,
Envision Digital through its suite of applications and solutions, is committed to enabling global clean energy transition
and digital transformation.
Ouziel will be
based in Singapore and will also serve as Managing Director of the
With over 28
years of experience in business transformation and technology leadership roles,
she joins Envision Digital from Allianz, where she was Global CEO of Allianz
Assistance and Asia Pacific CEO of Allianz Partners for four years. In this
role, Ouziel delivered high-touch, high-tech services to consumers in a B2B2C
model for business partners in mobility, home, and consumer electronics. Ouziel
joined Allianz in 2012 and her first role was to establish and lead the
company's global Shared Services covering digital transformation and global
Prior to this, Ouziel
spent 20 years with Accenture where she led transformation projects for
industrial clients spanning across the airspace, automotive, construction,
pharmaceutical, and healthcare sectors. Ouziel's last position at Accenture was
Global COO of Accenture Management Consulting.
"Sylvie is an
accomplished global business leader with a strong track record in leading
digital and technological transformation initiatives. As we look to accelerate
our growth i ......read more