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BitHull Cryptocurrency Miners on Promotional Offer

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - EQS Newswire - April 9, 2020 - BH Miner and BH Miners Box, two recently launched cryptocurrency miners from BitHull S.A ( www.BitHull.com ), are now available for a lucrative promotional offer. Anyone purchasing three of these extraordinarily profitable FPGA miners is now entitled to receive one more miner absolutely free of cost. This promotional offer will remain active until April 30. BH Miner is the basic product from BitHull S.A that has been designed specifically for the newbies looking to try their hand in crypto mining. BH Miners Box, on other hand, is a combination of six BH Miner with serious profit making potential. Both these miners can be used for mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. Both Products can generate Return of Investment within one month and they are delivered pre-configured to customers, so is not required any level of knowledge to start mining and generate profits within one month. "We are pleased to announce that anyone purchasing three or more miners from us will now receive one miner for no additional cost whatsoever. This promotion is specifically for the mining enthusiasts looking to build an extremely profitable home based mining business," said Matias Milet, Vice President of BitHull S.A. For more details, please visit https://www.bithull.com/About BitHull S.A:  BitHull S.A is a technology company dedicated to developing next-generation hardware for cryptocurrency mining. The company is run by a team of experts with a track record of delivering world-class tech components such as FPGA chips to numerous industry heavyweights. ...read more

Digitrio Launches Coronavirus Memes Site To Cheer The World Up As We Fight The Coronavirus

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Singaporean digital marketing agency, Digitrio Pte Ltd, has launched a new memes site to entertain the world during the fight against coronavirus. Spreading Laughter & Cheers At a time when businesses are facing an uncertain future and the public is worried about the impact of COVID-19, the team at Digitrio felt that they wanted to do something to provide a distraction and to make people laugh. Using their industry expertise and creativity, the team set up and launched a new memes website, https://coronavirus-memes.xyz/, to spread smiles and joy. As panic levels rise in Singapore and countries across the world, the new website is designed to cheer people up, to reduce stress and anxiety levels and give visitors something to laugh about. The idea is based on the notion that laughter is the best medicine. With the majority of people staying at home during the coming weeks and months, finding alternative sources of entertainment has become increasingly crucial. Digitrio's memes site provides an escape from the hard-hitting news headlines and reports, spreading cheer at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges. The platform is a curation of memes over the internet and with some of their own creation. The unique platform is likely to prove popular, as people take to networks and sites to share memes, offer light relief and stay connected with friends and family. Supporting Businesses Digitrio is hoping to bring a smile to people's faces during the coronavirus crisis, but the company is also eager to support and assist businesses. Specializing in digital marketing and driving traffic, Digitrio is offering a special Go-to-Market SEO package that provides 2 months FREE for customers who sign up for an yearly SEO contract during this crisis. With more people working from home and spending time in their homes, now is the time to take advantage of t ......read more

Stay At Home Comfortably With Senoko Energy's Cost-Efficient Plans

Senoko Energy diversifies its promotional electricity bundles and price plans to service their consumers.The LifePower24 electricity bundles now offer greater personalisation for customers to enjoy lifestyle and entertainment promotions.New and existing consumers get access to Senoko Energy's rewards programme which includes a suite of lifestyle discounts, promotions and giveaways.  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - April 9, 2020 - Senoko Energy is rolling out LifePower24 electricity bundles that are cost-effective and focused on consumption habits of consumers. The offerings of lifestyle services and entertainment packs are suited to meet different needs in the market.   As Singapore's largest power generation company, Senoko Energy has been serving the electricity needs of the market since 1977 and has a legacy of expertise from delivering electricity to the national grid as well as retail energy packages in the contestable market.     H2 Senoko Energy Value Bundles For Homeowners With private retailers coming into the open electricity market, continual innovation and pricing strategies benefit consumers through customised value energy deals. Just how much can the liberalisation of the electricity market benefit the end consumer when it comes to savings? Ultimately, it comes down to usage, lifestyle and preferences.   The LifePower24 electricity product bundles from Senoko Energy offer homeowners an attractive rate of 18.10 cents/kWh along with other benefits - including rebates and lifestyle value add-ons. These price plans run for 24 months, giving you the certainty of a fixed rate for your electricity bills.   Homeowners are encouraged to pick the electricity bundle plan that best fits their needs and there is no better time to revisit electricity price plans than now. With more people working from home and students transitioning to full home-based learn ......read more

Trend Micro Research Finds Misconfiguration as Number One Risk to Cloud Environments

Cybersecurity must be considered at all points of a cloud migration HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global leader in cloud security, today released the findings from research into cloud security, which highlights human error and complex deployments open the door to a wide range of cyber threats.   Gartner predicts that by 2021, over 75% of midsize and large organizations will have adopted multi-cloud or hybrid IT strategy.[1] As cloud platforms become more prevalent, IT and DevOps teams face additional concerns and uncertainties related to securing their cloud instances.   This newly released report reaffirms that misconfigurations are the primary cause of cloud security issues. In fact, Trend Micro Cloud One -- Conformity identifies 230 million misconfigurations on average each day, proving this risk is prevalent and widespread.   "Cloud-based operations have become the rule rather than the exception, and cybercriminals have adapted to capitalize on misconfigured or mismanaged cloud environments," said Greg Young, vice president of cybersecurity for Trend Micro. "We believe migrating to the cloud can be the best way to fix security problems by redefining the corporate IT perimeter and endpoints. However, that can only happen if organizations follow the shared responsibility model for cloud security. Taking ownership of cloud data is paramount to its protection, and we're here to help businesses succeed in that process."   The research found threats and security weaknesses in several key areas of cloud-based computing, which can put credentials and company secrets at risk. Criminals capitalizing on misconfigurations have targeted companies with ransomware, cryptomining, e-skimming and data exfiltration.   Misleading online tutorials compounded the risk for some businesses leading to mismanaged cloud ......read more

SK Jewellery Group launches new Virtual Concierge Service to allow you to have a private one-on-one jewellery session within the comforts of your home

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Truly, you can do just about anything online these days, and SK Jewellery is here to prove that. Homegrown jewellery retailer brand -- SK Jewellery Group announces the launch of their new suite of digital services for customers -- to book a virtual appointment session within the comforts of their own home. The process of purchasing an engagement ring, or high-value luxury jewellery is typically not done over the web. As the phrase goes -- "seeing is believing". Many customers choose to see jewellery pieces in person first before putting their card down to purchase. However, as non-essential stores temporarily close and more importantly, people stay home for safe social distancing measures -- SK Jewellery Group decides to provide their customers with a similar, personalized consultation. One that is conducted in person, just not physically. The way it works: A customer can view and book a virtual consultation over the website at a click of a button, before being directed to answer a quick series of questions for the sales consultant to better understand his requirements. Upon confirmation, a remote session will be scheduled with the customer, conducted over screen conferencing app Zoom. During the session, the sales consultants would show in-live the various designs of appeal, as well as conducting an education session for the customers. This online concierge service would be made available across the entire suite of brands -- SK Jewellery, Love & Co. and Star Carat Shop. By offering a new touchpoint, SK Jewellery Group hopes to be able to better engage its customers and walk hand in hand with its customers through this challenging climate. To further encourage its customers, SK Jewellery Group would be incentivizing the first 20 customers with complimentary Grabfood and E-store vouchers. For all jewellery lovers out there, check out this new ......read more

CUHK Business School Research Finds Managerial Participation by Family Members in Chinese Family Businesses Linked to Fewer Problematic Transactions

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 April 2020 - Family ownership in modern corporations -- despite being highly commonplace with household names such as Walmart, Volkswagen and Ford being high profile family-controlled examples in the West -- has a bad reputation in emerging markets. Critics often argue that family managers often underperform their professional counterparts, and if they make unpopular decisions, it is often passed off as self-serving behaviour or made at the expense of public investors.   Contrary to this view that family-owned businesses carry substantial governance burden, new research by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School has found that among Chinese family-owned businesses, those with high family member involvement in management typically engage in fewer problematic transactions, benefiting minority shareholders in the process.   Entitled Controlling Family and Corporate Governance, the study was conducted by Joseph Fan, Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of Finance at CUHK Business School in collaboration with Dr. Xin Yu, Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland Business School.   Examining more than 1,200 emerging Chinese publicly-traded private sector firms, Prof. Fan and his collaborator looked at whether and how the partition and allocation of ownership rights within a firm's controlling families enhances or weakens corporate governance from both the controlling owners and public investors' perspective.   In-house Conflicts The study divided conflicts within family owned businesses into three types. The first two types are widely recognized; they consist of conflict of interest between owners and managers, and that between the controlling family and minority shareholders. The researchers argued that a third type of conflict may arise as the family size grows and ownership rights spread among family member ......read more

The Club Token: Global Luxury Club Membership Launches

Revel in the high life across resorts in 6 countries Work like the rich -- let your money work for you while you truly live lifeFly in private jets; stay in luxury resorts; dine like royalty and be chauffeured in a Rolls Royce with The Club Token membership BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND, UK - Media OutReach - April 8, 2020 - The Club Token is the world's first luxury membership that offers its members the high life across 11 gaming resorts in 6 countries. Members enjoy luxurious privileges as they are enveloped in a lifestyle like the rich and famous. The Club Token (TCT) is an innovative membership that rewards every member in digital assets that provide immediate utility whether they want to play online or at all clubs and resorts across various destinations. TCT's benefits are accessible via a mobile application that allows members to invest, earn rewards, book resorts, play in our gaming lounge and arrange for transfers anytime they fancy. This mobile application is available on both Android and IOS platforms today.   With the official launch of the TCT mobile application today, anyone can now sign up as a member. They have 30 days as a free member to understand the benefits and rewards they want to earn before finally committing to what suits them best. Upon registration, members earn their rewards as club tokens and credit which serve as a utility currency fully interoperable across markets. Members can dispense with carrying funds across borders this way as TCT facilitates spending in all its resorts.   The founder and CEO of TCT, Henry Shterenberg, worked with several casinos eventually forming a consortium to offer a range of benefits and support a global membership program with a focus on the luxury life, benefits and privileges. Mr. Shterenberg is the President of The World Trade Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine. He was Chairman of international think-tank Horasis Ukraine in 2018 and is an ......read more

DHL Express ranked as Best Workplace in Asia by Great Place to Work® for second year

World leader in express logistics takes top spot in "Multinational" category for the fourth time since 2016DHL Express has received 53 different awards for its workplace culture in 2019 -- bringing the total number of awards won since 2014 to 245 SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - April 8, 2020 - DHL Express, the world's leading international express service provider, has been recognized as the best place to work in a 2020 employer ranking from Great Place to Work®. This marks the second time that DHL Express has taken the top spot on the list of Best Workplaces in Asia for two years in a row.DHL Express has been ranked by Great Place to Work® as the Best Workplace in Asia for the fourth time since 2016.   "We are honored to be recognized as the Best Workplace in Asia for the second consecutive year. At DHL Express, we are committed to creating an environment where all employees can thrive and reach their full potential. Whether it is through our annual Employee Opinion Survey, our award-winning Certified training programs, or our push for greater diversity, we want to make sure our employees have their Best Day Every Day at work," said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.   The global people analytics and consulting firm identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces through its annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. For the 2020 award, more than 2.2 million employees participated in the survey in eight Asian countries where Great Place to Work® is represented.   In particular, DHL Express was recognized for its continuous investment in leadership development and talent growth, including its Certified International Specialist (CIS) and Certified International Manager (CIM) programs that have provided more than 320,000 training sessions to employees in Asia Pacific. This series of training is meant to create a powerful sense of community that enables employees to combi ......read more

New Quarter-Turn Fastener from Southco Designed for Use in Tight Spaces

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 April 2020 - Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning technology, has introduced a new product to its industry-recognized line of DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fasteners that enables end users to easily fasten and unfasten with a quick, quarter-turn motion in limited-space applications. Southco's DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener features a reduced head diameter, allowing it to be installed in tight spaces and easily accessed via hand or tool actuation. DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener Southco's DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener features a captive, spring-loaded design that provides accurate, secure engagement and vibration resistance, while helping to prevent damage caused by over tightening. Available in press in and flare in installation styles, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available in a variety of stud lengths and mating receptacle options to accommodate varying panel thicknesses. The DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener is available with corrosion-resistant steel or UV-resistant prism color over molded heads which allow users to easily differentiate application zones. "With its compact design footprint and quick quarter-turn to fasten operation, Southco's new DZUS® D9-52 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener saves time and ensures efficient end user connectivity in server chassis and telecom applications," said Global Product Manager Jim Grady. About SouthcoSouthco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world's most recognized brands create value for their customers with i ......read more

Poly Introduces Powerful New Partner Program

Poly Brings the Award-Winning Polycom and Plantronics Partner Programs Together for Innovative Program Built on Best Practices  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - April 8, 2020 - Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" -- formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today unveils a new Poly partner program that combines the award-winning Polycom and Plantronics programs under a comprehensive and convenient model that is accessible for partners at all levels. The global program features a new unified portal with easy, real-time access to all assets, training, tools and content that partners need to successfully go to market.  "We've reimagined our program to encourage participation from a broad range of partners and made it more beneficial to partner with Poly," said Nick Tidd, vice president of global channel sales for Poly. "Our partners consistently tell us that their success depends on their ability to differentiate based on reputation, service delivery capability, and complementary skills. Our goal is to help all partners successfully stand out in the market." Poly aims to be the solution of choice whenever and wherever collaboration clouds reach people and delivers the breadth of smart devices and services that help partners capitalize on the many different ways people communicate and collaborate today. The new program, which brings together more than 15,000 partners around the world between Plantronics and Polycom, is designed so partners of all sizes can more easily deliver the most compelling and customized solutions to their customers. The Poly partner program shifts the evaluation of partner levels from a focus on revenue to an emphasis on involvement with Poly to support innovation and mutual growth. The model is built around three categories:     Capabilities, ensuring a deep knowledge base thr ......read more

BitHull: New Era in Cryptocurrency Mining during Coronavirus

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - EQS Newswire - April 7, 2020 - As the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause havoc across the globe, the world of crypto mining is quietly experiencing a revolution. BitHull S.A ( www.BitHull.com ), a technology company, has recently introduced two crypto miners that have created a new lease of life for mining enthusiasts locked up in home quarantine. Built around the latest Field Programmable Gate Array or FPGA technology, the products create an unprecedented profit earning potential for the newbies as well as crypto mining experts. Both the multi-algorithm miners from BitHull can be used for mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. BH Miner is the basic product from the company with a moderate power consumption of 550W. BH Miners Box, on the other hand, is a combination of six BH Miner units connected to each other. The units generate very low noise, and hence, can be used at home or any other place. Hash Rate: BH Miner: 360 TH/s, 60 GH/s, 15 GH/s, and 3 MH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero respectively. BH Miners Box: 2160 TH/s, 360 GH/s, 90 GH/s, and 18 MH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero respectively. Profit and Power Consumption (BH Miners Box): Bitcoin: $7951.95 profit per month Litecoin: $18.64k profit per month Ethereum: $25.78k profit per month Monero: $29.06k profit per month The power cost is $285 per month and the calculations were made based on the cost of $0.12/kWh. BitHull recommends all its customers to verify the above details in real time using a reliable online calculator. Regardless of any price fluctuation or mining difficulty changes, both products will remain profitable. "Today, empowering individuals with home-based income opportunities is imperative," said Matias Milet, Vice President of BitHull S.A. "We are proud to address the need of the hour with our miners that bring super-fast return on investment and huge profits." ......read more

Bityard Has Now Officially Launched, Register now and earn 258 USDT for Free

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Bityard, the world's leading digital contract trading platform, has officially launched. According to industry authoritative sources, Bityard has received a strategic investment from a US hedge fund worth 10 million dollars, creating a precedent in the industry for complex contracts and simple transactions. At Bityard, our ambition is to foster research and development of relevant forward-looking technology, overseas market expansion, and ecological construction of our brand name.   Bityard was founded in November 2019 and is headquartered in Singapore. It is the world's leading digital currency contract trading platform, regulated by the American Money Services Businesses, Singaporean Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), and the MTR of Estonia for the European Union. In Southeast Asia, Bityard will strive to keep up with local digital asset market demand, especially with regards to government-driven blockchain trends. Not only has Bityard attracted attention with secure, simple, and fast digital contract transaction services, but we have also acquired a Thai boxing champion as a brand ambassador of Bityard. He will continue to set off waves of attention in his home country and beyond.   The more turbulent the years, the more volatile the cryptocurrency market. While everyone was still discussing the third halving of the market, the "black swan" event, coughed forth by the fears of the Coronavirus, ruthlessly cut the price of all cryptocurrencies in half, followed by a quick rebound from the lowest point by more than 60%. Contract purchases inevitably will become this year's most competitive main battlefield on exchanges. As a new entrant, the founder of Bityard knows clearly that in order to gain a solid placement in the highly competitive contract market, innovation must be achieved.Community of Hidden Potential: Those Who are Eager For "Simplifie ......read more

Most Profitable Cryptocurrency Miners Released by BitHull

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - EQS Newswire - April 7, 2020 - BitHull S.A (https://www.bithull.com/) has emerged as the next big thing in the global crypto market with the recent launch of its FPGA miners. The company's two new products, BH Miner and BH Miners Box have been designed to generate unprecedented profitability for the users. Built around the revolutionary Field Programmable Gate Array or FPGA technology, these miners can deliver exceptionally high hash rate without consuming a lot of power. BitHull Both the multi-algorithm miners from BitHull can be used for mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero. BH Miner is the basic product from the company with a moderate power consumption of 550W. BH Miners Box, on the other hand, is a combination of six BH Miner units connected to each other. The units generate very low noise, and hence, can be used at home or any other place. Hash Rate: BH Miner: 360 TH/s, 60 GH/s, 15 GH/s, and 3 MH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero respectively. BH Miners Box: 2160 TH/s, 360 GH/s, 90 GH/s, and 18 MH/s for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Monero respectively. Profit and Power Consumption (BH Miners Box): Bitcoin: $7951.95 profit per month Litecoin: $18.64k profit per month Ethereum: $25.78k profit per month Monero: $29.06k profit per month The power cost is $285 per month and the calculations were made based on the cost of $0.12/kWh. BitHull recommends all its customers to verify the above details in real time using a reliable online calculator. Regardless of any price fluctuation or mining difficulty changes, both products will remain profitable. "The excellent profit earning potential of the two products from BitHull makes them the perfect pick for the beginners looking to try their hands in crypto mining as well as the mining experts," said Matias Milet, Vice President of BitHull S.A. For more details, please visit https ......read more

Net office absorption shrinks by the most in a quarter in 18 years, pushing overall availability higher to 10%

Grade A office rents in core districts fell sharply in Q1 2020 with those in Greater Central and Wanchai/Causeway Bay dropping by 4.0% and 5.2% respectively from last quarter, under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a subdued economic outlookRetail market indicators plummeted, with the F&B sector the hardest hit by the pandemic that could see around 1,000 restaurants close this year.HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Grade A office rental declines accelerated in all office submarkets in Q1 with the core areas being the hardest hit as leasing demand weakened in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic which drove local business and economic performance into disarray. The retail leasing market bore the brunt amid a severe drop in tourist arrivals, retail sales, and customer foot traffic due to the border closures and other containment measures.   For the second consecutive quarter, net absorption in the overall Grade A office market fell into negative territory, to -524,947 sq ft in Q1, as compared to -377,990 sq ft last quarter. Limited leasing demand in a nearly frozen market resulted in the largest quarterly shrinkage in net absorption in 18 years, with demand shrinking the most in the finance, insurance and co-working sectors.   Mr Keith Hemshall, Cushman & Wakefield's Executive Director, Head of Office Services, Hong Kong, commented, "In addition to corporations holding off on any expansion plans in the face of uncertainties or due to cost constraints, the pandemic has forced a trial of remote or flexible working. With this as an option, some companies will consider the viability of cutting leased space to save costs, while maintaining operations without compromising the level of productivity and service quality. We expect these considerations will further undermine leasing demand and the amount of net absorption in the near future."   As leasing demand shrank, overall availability climbe ......read more

FWD extends non-face-to-face application measures to cover 37 protection insurance products

Phone-application eligible products increased to 18 basic plans and 19 riders to better support customers in strengthening their protection safely amid the epidemic HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - In response to the second phase of temporary facilitative measures introduced by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority ("IA"), FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") has extended the non-face-to-face application measures to 33 additional protection products, including term life, medical, critical illness, personal accident and disability income plans (Table 1), on top of the 4 Qualifying Deferred Annuity Policy (QDAP) and Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) plans covered in the first phase, and with immediate effect until 30 June 2020. The new arrangement allows customers to have a wider choice of phone-application eligible products to meet their needs while minimising the risk of infection during face-to-face meetings. The IA has recently launched phase 2 of temporary facilitative measures in view of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, widening the types of life insurance products that can be distributed through non-face-to-face methods to minimise the risk of infection during the selling process for both customers and insurance intermediaries. Validity of the temporary measures have also been extended till 30 June 2020. Kelvin Yu, Chief Product Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau, welcomed the new measures, "As the pandemic develops with increasing number of confirmed cases, we see a rising awareness and need for health protection insurance, yet the risks of face-to-face meetings during policy application might cause customers to put their plans on hold, affecting the timeliness of getting fortified protection for themselves and their families. The temporary facilitative measures provide customers with an additional channel to secure their coverage.  In response to the new measures, we have significantly widened ......read more

Qingdao, China, donates masks to Japanese Travel Industry

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Travel agencies and companies in Qingdao, China, which have close links with Japan, have recently revealed in interviews with Japanese travel officials that they extended their support to neighboring countries, including Japan, where COVID-19 is widespread. Qingdao Tourism Association and various travel agencies in Qingdao had organized a joint project with Qingdao Culture and Tourism Bureau, to donate a total of 15,000 masks to the Japan Travel Association and 7 major travel agencies in Japan. According to Kaichun Li, Qingdao Tourism Association Secretary-General, these donations have been supported by travelers in Qingdao and would strengthen the city's ties with the Japanese travel industry. Li also expressed his hope that this new type of pneumonia will be overcome together. Before donating these masks, Qingdao had sent messages of support to Japan. Some of these messages included Chinese poems, including "be generous and share what you have", emphasizing the importance of helping each other. Many Chinese were impressed at the support given by Japan while Qingdao was going through its difficult period. While Japan is facing difficulties, Qingdao will not turn a blind eye, emphasizing that it is time to return the favor to help out. When COVID-19 was serious in China, Chinese poems written on packages sent by Japanese private organizations have aroused a great response in China. It seems that China has adopted this way of expressing themselves. A example of this kinds of poems being quoted include one written around 1,300 years ago that says " We live in a different place, we are connected under the same sky". When Kenji Kobayashi, General Manager of Japan M S CO.,LTD, the recipient of the donation was interviewed, he said that he was grateful for masks donated from Qingdao and expressed his gratitude for China's continuing friendship. The Japanese tourism industry ......read more

Master Concept Wins 2019 Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year Award for Work Transformation

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Master Concept today announced that it has received the 2019 Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year for Work Transformation award.  Master Concept was recognized for the company's achievements in the Google Cloud ecosystem, helping joint customers achieve work transformation through the use of G Suite.  Dennis Wong, Director & Co-founder of Master Concept, added: "We're delighted to be chosen as the 2019 Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year for Work Transformation. It really recognizes our incredible work of what our team has achieved in the past & our expertise within this specialized area." Master Concept is part of the Google Partner Advantage Program and has earned Premier Partner status for 8 consecutive years. With more than 120 professionals helping enterprises and thousands of small-medium businesses around the Asia Pacific to "Go Cloud" or "Work Transformation", Master Concept's team provides cloud strategy, implementation and integration support, as well as training and platform enhancements for customers across all industries. One of the examples is Bluebell Group, Asia's leading curator and operator of luxury, premium and lifestyle brands, Master Concept conducted a couple of training sessions to educate Bluebell employees in getting started on G Suite, and led their digital transformation journey as well as introduced the Google culture of working remotely for their organization. "Master Concept helped us with our digital transformation journey during the G Suite implementation process. They delivered outstanding service from consultation to post-implementation support. We can now truly enjoy work anywhere, anytime, on any device!" Jacky Leung, CIO of Bluebell Group said. "We are honoured to receive the Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year Award for Work Transformation. This award means a lot to ......read more

Trend Micro Honored As 2019 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Security

Award underscores unrivaled value and service delivered to joint customer base HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 April 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been awarded as the 2019 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Security.  This award recognizes accomplishments on Google Cloud and further confirms Trend Micro's leadership in cloud security.   "We're pleased to recognize Trend Micro as our Technology Partner of the Year for Security," said Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president, global ecosystem at Google Cloud.  "Organizations running Trend Micro's 'Cloud One' on Google Cloud can benefit from a single, unified platform that brings together container, workload, network, and file storage security, while leveraging Google Cloud's global and elastic infrastructure."   Google Cloud customers running Trend Micro have long benefitted from a complete stack, which includes infrastructure and security integrated and tested together to help customers meet their security and governance guidelines.   A joint customer that depends on both Google Cloud and Trend Micro is ClearDATA, which is a leader in healthcare cloud security, compliance, and privacy.  Their chief technology officer and co-founder, Matt Ferrari, said, "Our clients rely upon us to protect their sensitive patient information and so it's critical that we maintain technical partnerships that demonstrates implementation and cloud security capabilities that are well ahead of the curve.  With Trend Micro and Google Cloud, we are confident in our ability to deliver." Cloud security has been simplified into a single security services platform.  Recently launched, Cloud One from Trend Micro brings together workload security, container image scanning/runtime protection, application security, network ......read more

HKTDC’s Start-up Express returns for third edition; Building connections, markets, partnerships and brand awareness

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 April 2020 - Start-up Express, a development programme launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2018, is returning for its third edition to help local start-ups build connections, explore markets, seek partners and enhance brand awareness. Through power meet-up sessions with successful business leaders and a wide range of activities, including exploratory missions, business-matching sessions and local and overseas exhibitions, the 20 winning start-ups can explore business opportunities with potential investors and partners. HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Stephen Liang   HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Stephen Liang said that Start-up Express has been giving tremendous support to local start-ups over the past two years, helping them explore global markets. Some of the participating companies have even sealed major orders and won international awards.   "Start-ups can help Hong Kong diversify its economy and facilitate social innovation, which is why supporting them is a priority for the HKTDC. To offer start-ups more opportunities to explore new markets by participating in overseas exhibitions, we have increased the number of Start-up Express beneficiaries to 20 this year, up from 10 in previous years. We hope to promote Hong Kong's entrepreneurial spirit by empowering relatively mature start-ups and helping them operate at a profit through sustainable development," Mr Liang said.   Beneficiaries doubled to nurture more start-ups Start-up Express targets start-ups with products or services suitable for the mass consumer market and that have a strong desire to build an international presence. The programme helps start-ups to realise their vision by providing a platform to grow through learning and exchanging ideas.    To be eligible to apply for Start-up Express, tech start-ups must have been established for less than five ......read more

Citibank Extends 2019 Citi Tax Season Loan

Same day approval, second day disbursement HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 April 2020 - Citibank announces the extension of 2019 Citi Tax Season Loan today, available for same day approval and second day disbursement1.  Selected customers can enjoy Annualized Percentage Rate ("APR") as low as 2.01%2. Upon successful application of 2019 Citi Tax Season Loan during promotion period3, customers can receive up to HK$6,000 cash coupon reward.     Features of Citi Tax Season Loan: Same day approval, second day disbursementAPR as low as 2.01%Loan amount up to HK$2,000,000 or 12 times of monthly salary, whichever is lowerRepayment term up to 60 months4Enjoy up to HK6,000 cash coupon rewardHK$0 handling fee   By completing successful application for the 2019 Citi Tax Season Loan from now until April 15, 2020, and collecting disbursement on or before May 15, 2020, selected customers6 can receive up to HK$6,000 cash coupon reward. The higher the loan amount, the more the cash coupon rewards will be.   Loan Amount (HK$) APR as low as5 Offer Reward for Citigold Private Client (CPC)/ Citigold / Citi ULTIMA cardholders6 Reward for other customers $1,500,000 or above 2.01% HK$6,000 cash coupon HK$4,500 cash coupon $1,000,000 to $1,499,999 2.46% HK$4,000 cash coupon HK$2,500 cash coupon $500,000 to $999,999 3.36% HK$3,000 cash coupon HK$2,000 cash coupon $200,000 to $499,999 4.49% HK$2,000 cash coupon HK$1,500 cash coupon   Terms and conditions apply. Please visit Citibank branches, browse www.citibank.com.hk/taxloan  or dial hotline: 2963 6413. To borrow or not ......read more

MADERA GROUP: Hong Kong's First Hospitality Group to adopt "RAZE Nano-Photocatalyst" Technology

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 April 2020 - Since Year 2012, Madera Group owns and operates a collection of outstanding chic hotel, serviced apartment, cafe and yoga centre in Hong Kong. Madera Group adheres to deliver great customer experience from hearts and always put the health and safety of guests and staffs first. During the recent coronavirus outbreak, Madera Group has taken precautionary measures to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading severe respiratory disease in the premises. Madera Group, the Hong Kong's first hospitality group takes the lead in the industry, proudly partnered with a local technology company RAZE (www.nanoraze.com) to adopt "RAZE Nano-Photocatalyst" spraying technology to medically disinfect all premises and facilities, aiming to provide clean environment to the guests and staffs.   Madera Group adopted "Raze Nano-photocatalyst" protection treatments for entire properties include Hotels, Serviced Apartment, Cafés and Yoga Centre. "Raze Nano-Photocatalyst" disinfection has been applied to all facilities in Madera Residences's guestrooms, purifying and decomposing bacteria, viruses and indoor pollutants immediately. The guestrooms, cafe and facilities at Hotel Madera Hong Kong are coated by "Raze Nano-photocatalyst" treatment, provides continuous protection for up to 3 months.   This medical-level disinfection applied to all Madera guestrooms, cafés, facilities and back offices. All areas have been purified and decomposed bacteria, viruses and indoor pollutants immediately and coated with a protective film provides continuous disinfecting protection for up to 3 months after treatment. The "Raze Nano-Photocatalyst" technology works for up to 8 hours even without the light, it is now applied to over 26,000 public vehicles and 6,000 restaurants. The "Raze Nano-Photocatalyst" products are now available for sale at all Madera premises. A ......read more

Vingroup Starts to Produce Ventilators and Body Thermometers

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 4 April 2020 - In response to the call of the General Secretary, the President, the Prime Minister of Vietnam for the whole country's participation in supporting Covid-19 fight and under the drastic guidance of Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung; on April 3, 2020, Vingroup announced its decision to produce (invasive and non-invasive) ventilators of all types and body thermometers to the domestic market.   At 12 PM on March 30th, 2020, the Group's Leaders convened an emergency meeting and requested all of its Research Institutes to stop daily tasks and focus on finding and researching methods to produce ventilators. The units assigned the main responsibility include Automobile R&D Institute 1, Automobile R&D Institute 2, Mobile Device Research Institute, Smart Home Appliances R&D Institute, Telecommunication Equipment R&D Institute, Smart Battery R&D Institute, VinFast Automobile Factory and VinSmart Electronics Equipment Factory. All Group Leaders and specialized departments are responsible for coordination, support and are required to work directly via telephone on a 24/24 hour basis.   After just one day and night, they found a lot of partners willing to share their design and necessary information to start production. Soon after that, Vingroup entered into a license agreement with US-based Medtronic to use their design for the PB560 invasive ventilator and at the same time began researching a non-invasive ventilator based on the community-shared design by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   The supply is divided into 2 categories. The former includes components that can be purchased on the market and the later includes components which must be self-made by Vingroup or made with Vingroup's cooperation or support to manufacturing partners because of their limited production capacity. "Vingroup has an advantage of having both ......read more

2020 OPPO Overseas Theme design competition winners announced

GUANGDONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 April 2020 - The big moment is finally here, OPPO is thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2020 OPPO Overseas Theme Design competition. First prize with the reward of 3000 USD and other great opportunities, OPPO would like to congratulate Sunny Boy, HiHi, Desity and the other 10 designers for their incredible works. The complete list of winner designers is announced on the 2020 OPPO Smartphone Theme Design Award website and OPPO theme store.   The competition reached an upsurge over the past two months. It attracted, 141 designers and enthusiasts from 23 countries around the world resulting in over 200 excellent designs. Designers, globally, created exquisite thematic works offering beautiful artistic designs for OPPO cell phone users.     The 2020 OPPO Overseas Theme Design Competition has made the art of smartphone unbeatable. The submissions offered a visual-art entertainment, drawing the interest of global OPPO users and a high degree of user participation. Among the design concepts, users can find out both cute and edgy, floral and geometrical, sci-fi and vintage forms of designs for their OPPO smartphone.   The contest voting page was online for 3 weeks, and the website saw more than 7 million views and nearly 5 million visitors, of which 1.13 million users participated actively to vote the designs.   As of February 2020, OPPO theme store has over 70 million monthly active users and the users in overseas markets have a very strong demand for personalized content. OPPO theme design competition became a platform to help designers showcase their artworks to OPPO global users and also understand the user interests of these markets. The OPPO theme store team, will support the designers by providing over 50 million exposures to their theme artworks on theme store.   OPPO welcomes more designers from all around the w ......read more

Turkey becomes the Asian Productivity Organization (APO)'s 21st member

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 3 April 2020 - The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) announced that the Republic of Turkey had become its newest member on 11 March 2020. With the inclusion of Turkey, the APO now has 21 member economies.    APO Governing Body Chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Kingdom of Thailand, Kobchai Sungsitthisawad extended a welcome on behalf of all members: "We are delighted to welcome Turkey as our 21st member. We are particularly grateful to Dr. Halil Ibrahim Çetin, the APO Director for Turkey. This is an important step for Turkey's productivity movement as it can now benefit through policy advisory and other APO initiatives in a wide range of fields. We are very pleased to include more diversity in the APO family and looking forward to mutual cooperation with Turkey. Congratulations."     "The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey is delighted to be a member of the APO family. We all recognize that the concept of productivity has gained more importance in our lives. Therefore, it is essential to share productivity experiences with other countries in all areas of production," said Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank. He added, "Turkey has been a site of investment for many projects in different areas, and lean production techniques and digital transformation have increasingly been applied industry-wide. We would be happy to learn about the valuable experiences of other APO member countries."   In welcoming Turkey, APO Secretary-General Dr. AKP Mochtan stated, "We look forward to opening new avenues of cooperation and further strengthening our partnerships. Turkey's active participation will expand the productivity movement in the region and beyond, thus realizing a more productive, sustainable, inclusive Asia-Pacific."   The APO is an intergovernmental organization establ ......read more

Genesis Healthcare Launches a PCR-based detection test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - April 3, 2020 - Genesis Healthcare Co., Japan's leading genetic testing and research company, today announced the launch of a real-time PCR-based (Polymerase Chain Reaction) detection test kit of SARS-CoV-2 the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This new test kit will be available for healthcare providers and corporate organizations to accelerate early detection in Japan.Genesis Healthcare, under the advisement of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the testing protocol of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Japan, has developed this real-time PCR-based detection test for COVID-19. This new testing kit will become available from April 2, 2020 in Japan and will be made available to international markets mid-April. Throughout over 16 years track record in Japan, Genesis Healthcare has extensive experience working alongside with regulators, policymakers, and relevant ministries in Japan to conduct genetic testing for Direct-To-Consumer through its brand GeneLife as well as medical and research communities through GenesisPro. To date, more than 840,000 customers have undertaken genetic testing with Genesis Healthcare in Japan and across Asia.About Genesis Healthcare Co. LtdGenesis Healthcare Co., Ltd. is a leading biotech company, pioneering genetic research since 2004 and promoting preventive healthcare and wellness through genetic testing. Leveraging more than 16 years of genetic research and development, Genesis Healthcare empowers medical institutions and end consumers alike to evolve towards personalized wellness and medicine. Originated in Japan, Genesis Healthcare offers medical, corporate, and consumer services through a range of innovative services across the Asia Pacific region. GeneLife is the direct-to-consumer brand of Genesis Healthcare.   ...read more

China Mobile Hong Kong to Launch its State-of-the-Art 5G Network Services with Leading Technology Starting Midnight on the First of April

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 April 2020 - China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) has been committed to building the best 5G network, which will be available to the market starting midnight on 1 April 2020. Today, at its flagship store in Central, CMHK became the first mobile network operator in Hong Kong to produce a live 5G launch ceremony and application demonstration using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. As one of the local operators with the largest 5G spectrum in Hong Kong, CMHK is dedicated to using its leading technology and abundant spectrum resources to present a superior and unparalleled 5G network experience to its commercial and individual customers. (From left to right) Dr Max Ma, Director and Executive Vice President of CMHK; Dr. Li Feng, Chairman of CMHK; Mr. Sean Lee, Director & Chief Executive Officer of CMHK Dr. Li Feng, Chairman of China Mobile Hong Kong, said, "Hong Kong is working hard to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Aside from showing our heartfelt gratitude to a group of dedicated frontline medical staff, we hope to work together with other local mobile network operators and the people of Hong Kong in facing the challenges and overcoming the epidemic with the latest technology, as soon as possible. Starting at midnight on 1 April 2020, CMHK's 5G network will be officially put into service, which will help inject new energy into the various industries and individuals in the city, bringing a future of infinite possibilities." Prime Frequency Band and Leading Network Technology: Creating a Superior 5G Network Experience CMHK currently possesses the largest number of 3.5GHz spectrums, often referred to as the "5G Prime Frequency Band" and up to now, it's the only 5G network provider in Hong Kong that has acquired 3.3GHz (3380-3400MHz) and 3.5GHz (3400-3460MHz) of continuous bandwidth spectrum (80 MHz in total), which ......read more

CPA Australia: 44 Per Cent of Small Businesses in Hong Kong Sought External Funds for Survival Before Covid-19 Pandemic

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 2 April 2020 - The 11th APAC Small Business Survey conducted by CPA Australia reveals that 44 per cent of small businesses in Hong Kong had sought external funds for survival in 2019, while 25 per cent of respondents experienced difficulties in paying debts last year and 29 per cent expected the difficulty to continue. This suggests that nearly three in ten of small businesses in Hong Kong expect to have immediate and severe liquidity issues in 2020 even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 37 per cent of surveyed small businesses in Hong Kong reported that they grew in the past 12 months, the lowest on record and down by 19 per cent from 2018. However, 61 per cent of small businesses had sought external funds with 44 per cent for survival, which is the only surveyed market where the percentage of businesses that required external finance was higher than the percentage of businesses that reported growing. Mr. Janssen Chan, CPA Australia's Deputy Divisional President 2020 and Chairperson of SME Committee in Greater China indicated that according to the survey findings the challenges for Hong Kong small businesses were very difficult in 2019, "We have seen that the businesses in Hong Kong had experienced a lot of challenges last year, but the situation was worse than I expected. 25 per cent of respondents experienced difficulty in paying debts in 2019, while 29 per cent expected these difficult circumstances to continue in 2020. This implies nearly three in ten of Hong Kong small businesses expect to have cashflow problems this year. In addition, since the COVID-19 outbreak, we foresee a higher percentage of small businesses may collapse in the next 3 to 6 months as a result of a sharp decline in business turnover and the lack of positive cash flow to stay afloat." "While small businesses in all surveyed markets were most likely to access external finance for the purpose of business ......read more

Singapore Start-Ups 'Up' by BetterTradeOff and digital wealth manager Syfe Partner to Provide Peace of Mind Amid Uncertain Times

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 April 2020 - Two Singapore-based start-ups, life planning platform 'Up' by BetterTradeOff (www.upplan.sg) and digital wealth manager Syfe (www.syfe.com) have partnered to help Singaporeans mitigate risk and take control of the future, especially as financial stress rise in the face of recent events. Starting this week users can directly access digital wealth manager Syfe from inside the 'Up' platform, allowing them to seamlessly act on the plans they build, while providing additional insight for selecting the Syfe portfolio that best fits their future goals and needs.   The aim is to help Singaporeans make informed decisions and secure a financially stable future that suits their specific needs and situation as recent events, and a general rise in the cost of living, may threaten their immediate wellbeing and long-term financial future. Up and Syfe, offer innovative online solutions that are changing the way people plan and manage their finances, solutions that they hope will help make the future a little more friendly.   Laurent Bertrand, founder and CEO of BetterTradeOff commented, "Planning without action means very little, but taking action without a plan can also be an issue. Finding peace of mind isn't so easy these days and we hope that partners like Syfe will allow 'Up' users to embrace the future with conviction.   We developed 'Up' to combat the complexities of traditional financial planning, building a fun, and easy to use online tool that allows anyone, regardless of financial acumen, to explore and plan a better future through better financial decisions."   Dhruv Arora, founder and CEO of Syfe said, "We are excited to be working with a great partner like Up.  Both the services work hand-in-hand with each other and I believe that the combination of their platform and our investment offerings will be able to give Singaporeans a holistic se ......read more

Strong programmatic growth boosts Mobvista's revenues past $USD 500 million, EBITDA grows to $USD 51.6 million

Mintegral, Mobvista’s programmatic advertising business, generates 60% of overall revenues, while the US, LATAM and EMEA grows to a 28% share of total global revenues across the group GUANGZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - Mobvista Inc. (stock code: 1860.HK), a leading technology platform announced today its strongest financial results to date, with revenues surpassing USD 500 million for the first time. Revenues grew by 15.1% over the year to USD 500.3 million, with adjusted EBITDA rising by 19.5% to USD 51.6 million.    Mobvista's programmatic advertising business continued to be a key strength with revenues increasing by 40.8% in the past year to reach USD 320.0 million. This accounted for 64.0% of total revenues in 2019, up from 52.3% in 2018.   Programmatic advertising is the main driver of revenue growth    The robust growth of Mintegral, Mobvista's mobile programmatic platform, was responsible for 64.0% of total revenues.   This performance is reflected in the most recent AppsFlyer Performance Index (H2 2019), which ranks the best mobile media sources by category, region and platform. Mintegral is the only China-based platform to rank in the global top 10, ranking 6th on the Global Performance Index and 2nd on the Global Growth Index. Mintegral expanded its partnerships with major mediation platforms leading to an increase in the number of apps integrating Mintegral's SDK. More than 26,000+ apps across all categories connected to the ad platform, reaching some 500 million daily active users. This means that Mintegral continues to offer its customers access to high-quality inventory at an impressive scale. Strong revenue growth in the US, LATAM, and EMEA   Revenues from customers beyond China and the APAC market continued to grow, with revenues from the US and LATAM increasing by 62.3% to USD 67.8 million, accounting for ......read more

Take the Emotion Beyond the Screen with the Philips OLED 804 TV

Lifelike imaging can only be experienced in pure 4K with UHD OLED Display SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - April 1, 2020 - The Philips OLED 804 TV is available in Singapore now. Available in 55" and 65" flavors it offers impressive picture quality generated from the Philips P5 Perfect Picture Engine, a wide array of features, and smart functionality to complement your lifestyle. The OLED display has great colour gambit with vibrant clarity. Android TV comes installed with a rich app selection and plentiful smart features. The OLED 804 TV has Android OS TV software preinstalled, Google Assistant and Chromecast built in, and enhanced to another level with Philips proprietary Ambilight cool colour magic lighting.   Beautiful Lifelike Picture Quality The Philips OLED 804 55"/65" display brings rich, natural colours to the screen transcending exquisite detail in bright and dark scenes through the 4K UHD OLED. HDR support highlights the lifelike experience you will get when viewing the Philips OLED 804 and with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ formats watching movies from any angle brings clarity beyond compare. Philips Ambilight, which is ambient light technology, puts LED's around and behind the TV to provide a subtle and distinctive glow around the device matching the colour of the scene being displayed on screen giving viewers that immersive experience. Individual pixels can be dimmed or turned off making blacks deeper, other colours more vibrant, and creating astonishing contrast and smooth picture quality. This is realism in your living room.   Sensational True Natural Sound Dolby Atmos combined with Dolby Vision provides a premium listening experience which is almost like being there in person. Movies and video footage generate clear, detailed sound with remarkable depth. Only true impeccable sound to create cinematic vision and sound from its integrated woofer and tweeters.   ......read more

Spire Education Launches High-Performance Classes for Students amid a Global Crisis Disrupting Education

Spire Education aims to provide exceptional teaching and revolutionize students’ enrichment. HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - Spire Education is a revolutionary project designed to nurture hard-working students and help them achieve the best grades possible by providing accessible and affordable education. Sign-ups are now open to students and teachers, with lessons beginning as soon as the 6th of April. The goal is to help students overcome academic challenges by introducing well suited tutors to provide a tailored and flexible enrichment. Spire will offer a range of classes to cater for a myriad of individual learning preferences: Private 1-on-1 online classesSmall group online teaching with a maximum group size of 5 studentsSpire-coordinated online intensive courses to tackle upcoming exams To tackle the upcoming HKDSE examinations, Spire is launching Chinese and Mathematics intensive courses held over a three-week period, which will involve three one hour engagements per week. The course has a two-pronged approach: first to review past paper questions as completed by students before lessons; followed by teachers going into depth on more nuanced topics and questions designed to further challenge understanding and fundamental knowledge of each topic.   Spire boasts innovation through their revolutionary online platform, built to suit the needs of education. It is easy-to-use for both students and teachers to optimise learning and teaching. Attractive features such as the personalised timetable and portal for homework submissions are to complement their in-built whiteboard. Used for teaching and supports seamless collaboration, this platform differentiates itself from other video conferencing mediums by mimicking a real classroom environment. Education continues outside the classroom and our teachers are fully committed to meeting their students' needs. Students can further th ......read more

Fashion Destination K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION Launches First-Ever Global Fashion Venture K11|ANTONIA

Spread across 5,700 sq ft, the K11|ANTONIA flagship debuts at K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION, the cutting-edge fashion destination for fashion insiders, with over 50 looks curated by founder Antonia Giacinti and her team on displayK11 MUSEA adds brands with shared social mission - Hong Kong sustainable lifestyle brand HAUSTAGE alongside BOTTLETOP and Save the Duck to facilitate continual dialogues on culture and sustainability and to co-create shared valuesK11 MUSEA also welcomes Global Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni's first flagship store in Hong Kong   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - This month, K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong's Silicon Valley of Culture adds to its reputation as an innovative cultural-retail destination with MUSE EDITION delivering the most forward-thinking brands in luxury streetwear, sophisticated ready-to-wear and runway. Previously, New World Centre, where K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION stands today was the site where many fashion brands first laid down their roots in Hong Kong. It's fitting that today MUSE EDITION can bring together an unmatched fashion edit for the tastes of the city's contemporary fashion insiders and global millennials alike. MUSE EDITION continues to pioneer an unparalleled fashion experience by welcoming one of the world's most directional and influential fashion forward style maker Antonia to Hong Kong with the launch of the K11|ANTONIA multi-brand flagship store. To mark its arrival, over 50 boldly styled key Spring/Summer looks curated by co-founder Antonia Giacinti and her team will be presented on customised mannequins at the heart of K11 MUSEA's Opera Theatre to MUSE EDITION. K11 MUSEA also sees Global Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni's first flagship store open in Hong Kong.     A ground-breaking collaboration between K11 and Antonia, the new K11|ANTONIA is set to become a top destination for style mavens as a focal point of MUSE EDITION in K11 MUSEA. With over ......read more

Introducing SENTR™ by Primal: Asia’s First Campaign Management Platform (CMP)

Leading Local Agency Launches the Regions First Hybrid Customer Relationship Management and Project Management Tool KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 1 April 2020 - Leading digital marketing agency, Primal, has launched a revolutionary proprietary product -- SENTR™. A combination of both traditional project management and customer relationship management tools, this single platform offers the agency a sophisticated and streamlined way to improve and manage the online performance of their clients.SENTR™ (is an amalgam of project management and customer relationship management; a next-generation communication and campaign management platform (CMP). Exclusively created in-house at Primal, the tool focuses on three main pain points for clients and agencies alike: reporting, task management and third-party integrations. The difference is that SENTR™ provides more coherent, organised and structured work parameters, as Mark McDowell, Managing Director of Primal, states: "This new tool enables efficient allocation of resources, streamlined reporting and, most importantly, increased transparency for clients. Overall, we find that SENTR™ increases employee efficiency by as much as 70%."SENTR™ provides personalised reports and live connectivity, allowing clients to see precisely what is happening with their campaigns minute by minute; something hereto unseen in the digital marketing world. At the same time, through systematising and improving program processes, agency staff can make better use of resources to plan and execute strategies and reduce time spent on campaign administration. Crucially, the framework enhances critical information flow between internal tools and external technologies, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google."Almost all decent agencies are creative, agile and proactive, that's run-of-the-mill, what sets Primal apart is SENTR™ -- something truly revolutionary," says Ronnie Chin, General Manager for Primal Malaysia. " ......read more

Uni-Bio Science Group Limited 2019 Announces Annual Results

Turnover Increased by 54.9% YoY to HK$209.4 millionRecording EBITDA of HK$28.4 millionAchieved Significant Progress towards Pipeline Product with 2 Product Launches Expected in 2020 HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 1 April 2020 - A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company -- Uni-Bio Science Group Limited ("Uni-Bio Science", together with its subsidiaries referred to as the "Group", stock code: 0690.HK), is pleased to announce its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Year"), as well as its comparatively figures for the year ended 31 December 2018 ("2018"). Key Accomplishments in 2019 During the Year, the Group has recorded a spectrum of accomplishments both in terms of marketed products, and consolidation of the Group's assets. The key highlights include: 1.    GeneTime® (EGF spray indicated for wound healing) recorded significant growth with turnover increase by 103.2% year-on-year ("YoY") to approximately HK$128.0 million in 2019. This was mainly attributed to the effective adjustment in marketing strategy. The Group has initiated two new research projects in November 2019 on this product line, aiming to expand its application to new patient groups. 2.    The Group signed a letter of intent with Kai Ping Shi Jian Bao Zhen Tourism Development Company Limited (??????????????) to co-construct and co-operate the healthcare facilities used for chronic disease management in the Greater Bay Area. The agreement is expected to directly benefit the long-term sales of the Group's chronic disease products, especially the soon-to-be-launched rhExendin-4 ("Uni-E4") and rhPTH (1-34) ("Uni-PTH") used in the treatment of diabetes and osteoporosis, respectively.    3.    The Group's Uni-PTH (Teriparatide) high-precision industrialization project was approved by Zhongguancun Science Park Management Committee, showcasing its clinical significance and ......read more

Kaisa Group (1638.HK) Announces 2019 Annual Results

Further Consolidated Business Presence in Greater Bay Area Successfully Entered Hong Kong Market Total Revenue and Profit Attributable to Owners of the Company Notably Increased Financing and Capital Market Management Achieved Significant Results 2019 Annual Results Highlight: Total revenue for the year increased by 24.1% to approximately RMB48,021.7 million from 2018Gross profit for the year increased by 24.3% to approximately RMB13,830.1 million and gross profit margin for the year remained unchanged at 28.8%Profit for the year increased by 26.4% to approximately RMB4,164.0 millionProfit for the year attributable to owners of the Company increased by 67.1% to approximately RMB4,594.3 millionContracted sales increased by 25.8% to approximately RMB88,120 millionCash and bank deposits increased by 61.3% to approximately RMB36,978.0 million as at 31 December 2019The Board recommended payment of a final dividend of HK10 cents per shareObtained approvals from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange to issue more than RMB11 billion worth of asset-backed securities ("ABS")Granted "B1", "B" and "B" issuer rating with a "Stable" outlook by Moody's Investor Services, Standard and Poor's Rating Services and Fitch Ratings, respectivelyThe transaction of the Group's US$400 million senior notes due 2022 issued in October 2019 under Securities Act Rule 144A was awarded "Best High-Yield Bond in 2019" by The Asset, an internationally renowned magazineWon the bid for a parcel of land for residential use in Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong at the beginning of this year, making the Group's first venture into Hong Kong's residential market HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. ("Kaisa" or the "Company", SEHK stock code: 1638, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), a property developer established in Shenzhen with a countrywide foothold in C ......read more

Trinity 2019 Achieves Annual Results Turnaround with Core Operating Profit of HK$161 million and Profitability of HK$50 million

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Trinity Limited ("Trinity" or the "Group"; stock code: 891), a leading retailer and owner of premium menswear brands in Greater China and Europe, as well as licensing its wholly-owned brands globally, has announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 ("FY2019"), the first full year results since Ruyi Group became its controlling shareholder. Efforts in optimizing its business, tapping new business segments and expanding sales channels were made in conjunction with its parent company, Ruyi Group, which resulted in operational synergies. Consequently, significant improvement in business performance was achieved, including core operating profit of HK$161.3 million and profit attributable to shareholders of HK$50.4 million.    Trinity's total revenue was HK$1,962.2 million, representing an increase of 13.9% year-on-year. This was attributed to the Group's extra efforts in developing new business and sales channels to diversify business risks, while leveraging the support and network of Ruyi Group and its subsidiaries.   Gross profit reached HK$1,308.1 million from HK$1,195.3 million in 2018, which was mainly due to new distribution partners that engaged in the wholesaling of clothing from the Group's major brands to corporate customers in Mainland China and other countries. Core operating profit amounted to HK$161.3 million, a significant improvement from a core operating loss of HK$248.1 million in 2018.   Mr Yafu QIU, Chairman of Trinity Limited, said, "Trinity showed signs of profitability in the final quarter of 2018, which it then was able to sustain through further reform and transformation efforts, central of which was the rightsizing of various operations. We will continue to raise our competitiveness and enhance our online and wholesale presence, seeing our premium self-owned brands Cerruti 1881, Gieves & Haw ......read more

Sunray Engineering Group Limited to raise a maximum of approximately HK$70 million by way of Public Offer and Placing

Highlights A Hong Kong-based building protection solution providerProviding solutions which integrate the provision of building protection works with a focus on waterproofing works and the supply of building protection productsRanked second in the building protection work market in Hong Kong with a market share of approximately 3.0% in terms of revenue in FY2019, according to a Frost & Sullivan ReportA distributor of nine brands covering more than 400 building protection products, as at 22 March 2020 (the Latest Practicable Date)Supplying its own-brand "DP ChemTech" and "DP" products since 2011 Financial Highlights   For the year ended 31 March For the six months ended 30 September   2018 2019 2018 2019   HK$'000   HK$'000   HK$'000 (unaudited) HK$'000   Revenue 153,237 191,731 82,039 102,449 Provision of building protection works 76,317 106,372 42,743 63,016 Supply of building protection products 76,920 85,359 39,296 39,433 Gross profit 61,350 79,085 32,145 42,951 Profit before tax 27,171 36,212 14,628 18,273 Profit and total comprehensive income for the year/period attributable to owner of the Company 15,564 20,793 7,442 14,074 HONG KONG, CHINA - Media ......read more

Kerry Logistics Profit Attributable to Shareholders Up 55%, Dividend Payout Ratio Increased to 34%

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics' or together with its subsidiaries, the 'Group'; Stock Code 0636.HK) today announced the Group's annual results for 2019.   Group's Financial Highlights Revenue increased by 8% to HK$41,139 million (2018: HK$38,139 million)Core operating profit increased by 17% to HK$2,765 million (2018: HK$2,364 million)Core net profit increased by 4% to HK$1,374 million (2018: HK$1,326 million)Profit attributable to the Shareholders increased by 55% to HK$3,788 million (2018: HK$2,440 million)Integrated Logistics (IL) business recorded a 15% increase in segment profit to HK$2,435 million (2018: HK$2,111 million)International Freight Forwarding (IFF) business recorded a 13% increase in segment profit to HK$622 million (2018: HK$549 million)Proposed final dividend of 18 HK cents per share, to be payable on Thursday, 18 June 2020Dividend Payout Ratio, excluding special dividend, is 34% (2018: 32%) KUOK Khoon Hua, Chairman of Kerry Logistics, said, "2019 was a challenging and turbulent year. Global economic growth weakened considerably as international trade disputes dragged on and Mainland China's GDP growth slowed down. Social unrest in Hong Kong further impacted the local economy and affected consumer confidence. Despite the weak product demand and lower productivity worldwide, we registered growth in revenue, core operating profit and core net profit again in 2019. Supported by our diversified business portfolio, extensive geographical coverage and broad customer mix, we were able to achieve positive growth across all regions, with 55% increase in profit attributable to the Shareholders year-on-year."   IL Profit Grew Building on a wide-ranging customer mix across various industries, in addition to improved cost efficiency in Mainland China, the Group's IL division recorded a 15% segment profit growth i ......read more

Puxing Clean Energy Announces 2019 Annual Results and Proposed Change of Company Name

Net Profit increased by 20.3% to RMB 54.85 million Declared a final dividend of HK$0.04 Financial highlights: RMB'000 For the year ended 31 December   2019 2018 Change Revenue 292,209 281,625 +3.8% Profit from operations 101,612 93,733 +8.4% Profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company 54,854 45,580 +20.3% Basic/diluted earnings per share (RMB) 0.12 0.099 +21.2% Final dividend (HK$) 0.04 0.035 +14.3%   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Puxing Clean Energy Limited ("Puxing Clean Energy" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 00090), one of the leading clean energy providers in Zhejiang Province, is pleased to announce its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Year").   Revenue of the Group for the Year amounted to RMB292,209,000, representing an increase of 3.76% as compared with the previous year which was attributable to the decrease in output VAT rate applicable to the main business of the Group and an increase in the heat selling price during the Year. Benefiting from the decrease in finance expenses and the positive influences of adjustments in VAT rates during the Year, the profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company for the Year was RMB54,854,000, representing an increase of 20.35%. The basic and diluted earnings per share of the Company amounted to RMB0.12 (2018: RMB0.099). The Board recommended the payment of a final dividend of HK$0.04 per share (2018: HK$0.035) for the Year, representing an increase of 14.29%.   With the overall economic restructuring and th ......read more

SUNeVision Announces Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Site on MEGA Campus in Hong Kong

Enabling Resilience and Seamless Cloud Experience in Mainland China and Asia HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. ("SUNeVision", SEHK: 1686), one of the largest data centre providers in Hong Kong, today announced a new Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong. Leveraging the strong connectivity on MEGA Campus and Hong Kong's strategic position as a regional information hub, this second Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong will enable customers in the city and Asia to enjoy greater resilience and better performance. Enabling True Resilience and Seamless Cloud Connectivity   With this new Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong, data will be directly and privately transferred to and from Microsoft Azure within MEGA-i, without going through the public internet. This is designed to enhance security, network and latency performance for customers and partners alike. Enterprises can now directly connect to Azure in MEGA-i, either through an onsite point of presence (PoP) or via telco partners, managed service providers or cloud exchange platforms, which are already available on MEGA Campus. Enterprises who are users of Azure in Hong Kong and Azure in mainland China will be able to establish private access across the regions, thanks to the strong ecosystem of network providers on MEGA Campus. Enterprises from neighbouring countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei will also be able to connect directly at MEGA-i now for seamless Azure experience. Powering Direct Cloud Connectivity on MEGA Campus SUNeVision extends the direct connectivity with Azure to other data centres on MEGA Campus via dedicated dark fibre network, MEGA Connect. With an aim to meet the growing demand in cloud connectivity, SUNeVision will launch its own cloud exchange platform this year. This addition will complement the existing partner ecosystem, where customers can ......read more

iZeno Awarded Atlassian Partner of the Year 2019: Rising Star APAC

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Atlassian announced today that iZeno Pte Ltd has been conferred the Atlassian Partner of the Year 2019: Rising Star APAC award for outstanding contribution and achievement during the calendar year of 2019. This prestigious accolade recognizes exceptional efforts in developing new business, driving thought leadership and products and services that complement Atlassian.   iZeno was one of 13 solution partner recipients honored as Partner of the Year for continuous efforts throughout the year.   "Atlassian is thrilled to recognize and honor our 2019 Partner Award recipients", said Martin Musierowicz, Atlassian's Head of Global Channels. "Solution Partners are instrumental to our customers' success and we are excited to be able to highlight some of our top partners who are going above and beyond to support customers and provide Atlassian services."   iZeno achieved the Platinum Partner level in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines within the first 12 months of becoming an Atlassian Partner. With years of experience in process management, agile development as well as DevOps and ITSM best practices, iZeno collaborates extensively with enterprises to assist in their adoption of Atlassian solutions to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.   With a cloud-first strategy, iZeno offers a balanced deployment mix featuring Cloud and Data Center services.   iZeno professional services team delivers consulting, training, implementation, and locally managed services to enable customers to maximize their existing Atlassian investments and enhance existing tools with plugins (eg. Insights Asset Management, Scriptrunner, TM4J)  and complementary solutions such as CloudBees and SonarQube.   "We are thrilled to be the winner of Atlassian's Partner of the Year 2019: Rising Star APAC. The demand ......read more

Microsoft Introduces New Microsoft 365 Personal and Family Subscriptions

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 March 2020 - Microsoft today announced the refresh of Office 365 to Microsoft 365, a subscription that will better help people make the most of their time, connect and protect the ones they love, as well as develop and grow. This refresh will be fully rolled out by 21 April 2020.   An evolution of Office 365, Microsoft 365 builds on the foundation of Office 365, infusing new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences to empower people to become better writers, presenters, designers and finance managers, as well as deepen people connections. These experiences start rolling out today and will reach over 38 million Office 365 subscribers over the next few months.   "Now more than ever, as many of us work and learn remotely, we are acutely aware of all the different ways life can interrupt work and work can interrupt life. It's never been more important to stay connected and on top of the things that matter. Today, we offer a powerful set of free applications and services that help users create, share, connect, and collaborate with their friends and family across the web and on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Used by more than a half billion people, free Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive apps enables people to co-author, video chat, organize, and come together. We are committed to improving and innovating on these experiences every day," said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group.   In addition, Microsoft today unveiled two new Microsoft 365 experiences that will be available for preview in the coming months. Firstly, a new Microsoft Family Safety app designed to keep families safe across the digital and physical worlds. Next, to provide one application to help manage work and life and deepen connections with those who matter most, Microso ......read more

Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato Can Play a Central Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare groups such as the Milan based Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato have shown that private healthcare groups can be fully integrated into the public health system MILAN, ITALY - Media OutReach - March 30, 2020 - Covid-19 concerns humanity as a whole. No nation has been spared, and humanity as a whole must unite and face the situation as one if we are defeat this invisible enemy. We must open our metaphorical borders even though our physical ones are being closed daily. Now is not a time for recrimination and resentment, but for unity and solidarity. Covid-19 has shown the world the importance of strong healthcare systems and emergency response systems. It has also shown that collaboration between governments, international institutions, civil society, and the private sector are all possible with the right will. COVID-19 is perhaps the biggest peacetime test for our society; the world will not be the same as we left it in 2019. For too long now wealthy, developed nations have paid lip service to the difficulties faced in the less wealthy developing nations. For too long we have ignored the plight of our brothers and sisters in places like Africa, where epidemics have struck weakened populations with merciless efficiency. In the past, the devastation of epidemics was confined to the poorer nations of our world, while the wealthier ones were protected by easy access to advanced, often universal, healthcare systems, vaccination programmes, and technology. COVID-19 is an invisible and unwelcome guest that respects no boundary and has swiftly and relentlessly smashed through all barriers, manmade or otherwise. Cooperation and collaboration among nations is of critical importance now. We must forget our individual nationalities and come together as humans of equal value. What is important today is to create an alliance where we are all kin to each other, a true league of nations that knows no borders and that is ......read more

Qatar Airways Resumes Scheduled Belly-hold Cargo Operations to China in Response to Increased Demand

Qatar Airways becomes the first Middle Eastern carrier to resume belly-hold operations to all of its destinations in China by leveraging the flexibility and reliability of its modern fleet of 250 aircraft   Belly-hold cargo service to Beijing resumed on 30 March, whilst service to Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou will resume on 31 March, and service to Guangzhou and Chongqing will resume on 1 April     DOHA, QATAR - Media OutReach - 30 March 2020 - Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world's leading air cargo carriers, is pleased to announce that it will resume scheduled belly-hold cargo operations to China with the utilisation of wide-body and passenger-configurated aircraft effective 30 March 2020*. The additional cargo capacity is being added to the carrier's existing freighter service amid increased demand for the shipment of immediate goods in and out of the region.   The decision to reinstate belly-hold service to six of its passenger destinations in the country is in line with airline's initiative to continue supporting worldwide connectivity, re-establishing the global supply chain, and meeting the market's strong demand for freight exports and imports. This includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid that is pivotal to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.   Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "We are pleased to resume belly-hold cargo operations to China where the COVID-19 pandemic has been significantly contained and industrial production is restoring nationwide. In addition to our dedicated freighter service, the extra belly-hold availability leveraging the flexibility and reliability of our fleet will greatly enhance our cargo handling capacity in China to support market's soaring demand for imports and exports, including the urgent outbound shipment of essential commodities, fresh produce, food products, ......read more

Sino Biopharm Announces 2019 Annual Results

Revenue Climbs 16.0% to RMB24.23 billion Underlying Profit Up 10.2% to RMB3.13 billion Achieves an outstanding R&D performance and obtains 28 production approvals   Financial Highlights    For the Year Ended 31 December   RMB 2019 2018 Change Revenue (million) 24,234 20,889 +16.0% Underlying Profit* (million) 3,132 2,841 +10.2% Profit Attributable to Owners of the Parent (million) 2,707 9,046 -70.1% Basic Earnings** per Share (cents) 24.97 22.98 +8.7% Total Dividend per Share (HK cents) 8.00 8.0   -       First Quarter 2.0 2.0   -       Second Quarter 2.0 2.0   -       Third Quarter 2.0 2.0   -       Fourth Quarter 2.0 2.0   * Refers to profit attributable to the owners of the parent excluding the impact of (i) one-off gain on step acquisition and annual amortization expenses of new identifiable intangible assets arising from the acquisition of 24% interests in Beijing Tide; and (ii) unrealized fair value losses(net) on equity investments and financial assets ** Based on underlying profit  Results Highlights A total of 28 products including Lenalidomide capsules, Abiraterone Acetate tablet and several indications of Anlotinib capsules obtained the ......read more

Equatorial Guinea Shortlists Companies for Key Energy Projects under its Year of Investment

MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA - EQS Newswire - 30 March 2020 - The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020.   Image: https://bit.ly/2Utv4eV   At Punta Europa, where most of Equatorial Guinea's gas and energy activities are currently located, the country is building a modular refinery, storage tanks and a methanol-to-derivatives plant. Interested companies for the modular refinery include American oil company Marathon Oil, a Spanish-Russian consortium of Selquimica International with Engineering and Energy, and British company Rosslyn Energy.   The latter is also interested in the development of the Storage Tanks, along with British company Orange Resources Worldwide and the China Communications Construction Company.   Finally, the Methanol-to-Derivatives project has attracted the interest of South African company Pan African Energy, Nigerian company Bugabi Group, and Danish catalysis company Haldor Topsoe.   At Kogo South of the nation's economic capital Bata, the second Modular Refinery project has attracted the interest of Egyptian company Petrojet, British company Rosslyn Energy, the Spanish-Russian consortium of Selquimica International with Engineering and Energy, and UAE-based SDLE International DMCC. Meanwhile, South African company Grindstone Resources and Omani company MSS LLC are both shortlisted for the gold refinery project and the Minerals Industrial Zone.   While the MMH is still registering interest from additional players, including Chinese companies, these are the shortlisted potential investors for these projects so far.   "Equatorial Guinea has postponed most investment conferences under its Year of Investm ......read more

Citi Hong Kong Extends its Partnership with HKTVmall to Launch the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card

Integrating the latest API technology to create a seamless online shopping experience, with instant credit approval and instant payment HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - March 30, 2020 - Citi Hong Kong is extending its partnership with HKTVmall, the online shopping platform under the Hong Kong Television Network Limited, to launch the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card. Leveraging the latest API (Application Programming Interface) technology, the new credit card enables customers to apply, be approved and spend instantly at a single platform, without providing any supporting documents [1] . Every Thursday, cardholders of the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card can enjoy 5% discount off any online purchases of HK$500 or above made at HKTVmall. Every Monday, they will also be rewarded with 5x Citi Points whenever they spend at other merchants, bringing them online shopping fun and privileges.   Selected HKTVmall customers can apply for the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card at HKTVmall app. They only need to fill in basic information , without providing any supporting documents immediately, to receive instant approval on credit limit and to enjoy shopping privileges. From today onwards, selected customers will be given priority to apply for the Citi HKTVmall Credit Card, which is expected to be available in the market in May.      Lawrence Li, Head of Cards and Unsecured Lending at Citibank Hong Kong, said, "Technology innovations related to online shopping has developed rapidly in recent years, allowing customers to enjoy the fun of shopping anytime, anywhere. Citi Hong Kong has long collaborated with HKTVmall to enhance customers' spending experience through Open API. The launch of Citi HKTVmall Credit Card allows HKTVmall customers to complete everything from card application to reward points conversion in a few steps, and to make purchases in the comfort of their own home. Citi is committed to innovation, thereby pushi ......read more

SSY Group Limited announces 2019 annual results

Net profits up 25% to HK$1,136 million with final dividend HK$0.06/share  Continuous improvements in operating results Benefits from business diversification emerged   Results summary: Total revenue HK$4,636 million, representing an increase of 10.9% y-o-yNet profit HK$1,136 million, representing an increase of 24.6% y-o-yGross profit HK$2,877 million, gross profit margin 62.1%The Board propose an increased final dividend of HK$0.06 per share HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 March 2020 - SSY Group Limited ("SSY" or the "Company"; Stock Code: 2005.HK) and its subsidiaries (together, the "Group") presents the annual results of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2019 ("2019" or the "year").   During the year, the Group achieved a revenue of HK$4,636 million (or approximately RMB4,079 million), representing an increase of 10.9% (or 15.3% in RMB). The net profit was HK$1,136 million, representing an increase of 24.6% compared with last year. We focused on the reinforcement of penetration rate in major provincial markets, so as to maintain and consolidate our competitive advantage. We continued to be the company with the fastest growth of production and sales volume in the intravenous infusion solutions industry.   The Board of directors proposed to pay a final dividend of HK$0.06 per share for year 2019, together with interim dividend HK$0.05 per share, total dividend HK$0.11 per share for full year of 2019. The total amount to be distributed for the year is HK$334 million, representing an increase of 23% compared with last year. In 2019, the sales volume of the intravenous infusion solutions reached approximately 1,545 million bottles/bags, representing an increase of approximately 5.6% compared to the last year, of which the proportion of therapeutic infusion solutions increased to 22.3%, representing an increase of 2.6 percentage points compared to last year. Of tho ......read more

CUHK Business School Research Shows Wuhan Lockdown Significantly Cut COVID-19 Infections

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 March 2020 - To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government imposed an unprecedented and controversial lockdown on Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, starting on the morning of January 23, and then in other Hubei cities several days later. Under the order issued by the government, all public transport, including buses, trains, flights and ferry services, were suspended. Residents of Wuhan were also not allowed to leave the city without permission.   This lockdown, which is only being relaxed two months on as the number of new infections in China has tailed off, is being emulated by a growing number of governments from the U.K, Italy and Spain to the Philippines as infections have spread across the globe, with over 360,000 people infected and over 16,000 dead.   A new study has further strengthened the case that COVID-19 cases in China would have been significantly higher had the government not enacted the historic lockdown on the city of Wuhan in the early days of the outbreak.   Conducted by Yang Yang, Assistant Professor of School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in collaboration with Prof. Hanming Fang at the University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Long Wang of ShanghaiTech University, the study sought to quantify and isolate the effect of restricting travel on the spread of the virus.   It estimated COVID-19 infections would have been 64.8 percent higher in Chinese cities outside Hubei province, and 52.6 percent higher in the other cities within Hubei but outside the provincial capital and outbreak epicentre of Wuhan, if the government had not acted to shut the city.   The results of the latest study has lent further weight to previous findings that the lockdown significantly delayed the spread of the virus across China.   Entitled Human Mobility Restr ......read more

Beijing Gas Blue Sky Announces 2019 Annual Results

Revenue and EBITDA increased by 24.6% and 28.5% respectively year-on-year Highlights Total gas sale in subsidiaries increased by 90.0% to 1,013.2 million cubic metersRevenue increased by 24.6% to HK$2,676.1 million.Gross profit increased by 13.2% to HK$224.5 million.EBITDA (excluding all one-off gain*) increased by 28.5% to HK$480.9 million.Total assets increased by HK$523.3 million to HK$8,751.6 million. The closing cash balance was HK$542.3 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 92.6%, and the gearing level was 36.1%.As at 31 December 2019, the Group's natural gas projects covered 17 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in the PRC Financial Highlights         Year ended 31 Dec HK$ '000 2019 2018 Change Revenue 2,676,129 2,148,480 +24.6% Gross profit 224,510 198,372 +13.2% Ajusted gross profit# 313,600 210,400 +49.0% EBITDA (excluding all one-off gain*) 480,900 374,100 +28.5% Core earings (excluding all one-off gain*) 73,900 (7,000) +80,900 #Gross profit plus government subsidies (subsidies for coal-to-gas connection, gas appliance & sales spread)*One-off gain includes (i) disposal of subsidiaries (ii) deemed partial disposal of an associate (iii) partial disposal of joint ventures and (iv) gain arising from acqusition of an associate HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 Mar 2020 - Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings Limited ("the Company" or "Beijing Gas Blue Sky", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", HKSE stock code: 6828) announced its interim results for the six month ended ......read more

Best SEO Marketing's 3 tips to instantly increase sales for your business to tide through the COVID-19 pandemic

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 March 2020 - Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many business owners might be worried on how to tide through this period.   After Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the COVID-19 resilience package on the 26th of March, most businesses would be glad to know that the government will be placing wage subsidies between 25 to 75 percent for all local workers.   That said, how is a business supposed to generate more sales and revenue during this difficult period?   Best SEO Marketing Pte Ltd shares 3 ways on how businesses could better market themselves amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tip 1: Understanding the important numbers of your business   The first tip is that every business owner needs to be aware of two important metrics.   Most businesses should take this time of slow growth during the COVID-19 outbreak to really sit down and understand these numbers in their business.   The cost of acquiring a customer, and how much is a customer worth to them.   Once they understand these two metrics, it would be easier for them to scale.   You often see in the popular TV Show Shark Tank where Kevin O'Leary will ask business owners on these two numbers.   Most business owners squirm and they don't have the answer to this question.   That's why they struggle to scale their business.   The cost of acquiring a customer is usually determined by the number of customers that convert given your marketing spend.   For instance, if your business were to spend $1,000 in advertising, and that brings you a customer that pays you $5,000 (less cost of goods sold) , your cost of acquiring a customer is $1,000 and that customer is worth $5,000 to you.   Once you have these two numbers, it's easy for you to set aside a budget for you to market your products ......read more

MSIG Channels RM170,000 to Ministry Of Health For Medical Equipment and Supplies For Hospitals and Healthcare Front Liners

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 28 March 2020 - MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd "(MSIG Malaysia)", is urgently channelling RM170,000 to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in buying additional medical equipment and supplies for the hospitals especially  healthcare front liners, helping ensure they are protected during the COVID-19 outbreak.   Mr Chua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer, of MSIG Malaysia, said, "The wellbeing of fellow Malaysians is our primary concern in both good times and bad. The current COVID-19 outbreak is putting exceptional strains on our healthcare system and particularly the brave front liners who are risking their own health to keep people safe. That's why we took the decision to make this urgent donation to reduce some of the burden on the MoH and help ensure that our front liners are properly protected -- enabling them to do their job of looking after everyone else."   "We hope that this donation will make a tangible difference, not only in resupplying the front line but also to encourage them by reminding them that they are not alone in this, and that all Malaysians, both corporate entities and individuals, are playing a part in reducing the burden on our health care system at this time of great stress -- not least by following MoH guidelines and the Movement Control Order by staying home. We must continue to pull together during this crisis as a nation so that Malaysians can get back to the regular daily lives as soon as possible."   Expressing his gratitude, MoH Secretary General Dato' Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min said, "The Malaysian government, the Ministry of Health, and by extension, the hospitals and patients are truly grateful for the immense generosity of MSIG Malaysia as a caring corporate organisation."   MSIG Malaysia has also opened up their own Facebook Page (facebook.com/MSIGmy) for staff and partners to post encouraging messages to ......read more

The "Poison" of Gaming Giants – Decentralized Anonymous Gamification Exchange DAGE

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 March 2020 - Negotiations are impossible when an industry is monopolized, with the disadvantaged majority having no power over the industry giants. According to Newzoo's Global Games Report 2019, global games industry had a revenue of $148.8 billion, an increase of 7.2% from the previous year. Mobile games take up the largest market segment, with 45% market share. The rapid development of various gaming market segments has fuelled the continued rise of the gaming market. According to the Global E-Sports Market Report 2020, global e-sports viewers will increase to 495 million in 2020, a 11.7% year-on-year increase. Bringing the e-sports market to exceed the $1 billion mark for the first time in year 2020. In the gaming industry, almost all professional gamers, white hat hackers, and developers await a much-needed disrupter to break the monopoly and provide more choices and competition for industry practitioners. The emergence of DAGE, creator of the wealth transformation gaming platform, meets the needs of the gaming industry. DAGE is also becoming the fuse for the gaming industry to break the status quo. Revolution of the Gaming Practitioners, Opening Doors to New Markets In 2017, the global legal gaming market reached USD 536 billion in valuation. This includes USD 40 billion from online gambling, and is expected to grow to USD 82.7 billion by 2022. The gaming industry faces many challenges in the market. The utilization of gamer achievements; unfair income distribution; ambiguous ecosystems, structure; monopoly control by giants, grey markets caused by industry issues; and other issues have severely restricted the development of the gaming industry. The Decentralized Anonymous Gamification Exchange DAGE created DAGE DApp marketplace, DAGE exchange, DAGE community (DID), DAGE facility & global SIM, DAGE OTC mining, Proof-of-Game (POG), and DAGE's Tokens (DID Reward, ......read more

CIFI Group Announces 2019 Annual Results

Quality Refinement, Efficiency Enhancement & Operational Upgrade  Core net profit of RMB6.903 billion, up 24.7% yoy Core net profit margin at 12.6%  Profitability maintains at industry's top level Proposed final dividend of HK24 cents per share and special dividend of HK4 cents per share 2019 total dividend of HK38 cents per share, up 27% yoy Contracted sales target of RMB230.0 billion in 2020, up approx. 15% yoy2019 ANNUAL RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS: Stable Profitability with Continuous Return Core net profit reached RMB6.903 billion, up 24.7% year-on-year. Adjusted gross profit margin and core net profit margin amounted to 30.0% and 12.6% respectively. Core return on average equity was 24.8%.Proposed final dividend of RMB21.93 cents (or equivalent to HK24 cents) per share and proposed special dividend of RMB3.66 cents (or equivalent to HK4 cents) per share to mark the 20th anniversary of the Group and to reward our shareholders' for their continuous support.Achieved sustainable earnings growth for 7 consecutive years since IPO, with accumulated dividends of HKD 1.44 per share. Quality Sales with High Cash Collection In 2019, contracted sales and contracted gross floor area reached RMB200.6 billion and 12.036 million sq.m. respectively, representing strong year-on-year growth of 32.0% and 25.8%. Average selling price was approximately RMB16,700/sq.m. The Group completed 106% of its full-year 2019 contracted sales target of RMB190 billion.Cash collection ratio achieved over 90%, maintaining its leading position in the industry and reflecting its high quality sales and strong executive power. Abundant Saleable Resources with Continuous Growth Reasonable scale of land bank with a total gross floor area of approximately 65.4 million sq.m., and a total saleable resource of over RMB980 billion, with 87% located in first-, second- and quasi-second-tier cities.With abundant saleable ......read more

IDC recognises X0PA AI as one of the top four Innovative companies in Asia-Pacific in AI-automation

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 March 2020 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of the tech startup scene with many seeking to stand out in the industry. With a myriad of different AI uses today, what separates the good from the great? On 17th March 2020, International Data Corporation (IDC) published a new Innovators report titled "IDC Innovators: Artificial Intelligence--Powered Automation Solution Providers in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan)", profiling four companies that provide artificial intelligence (AI)-powered automation solutions. Of these four companies, X0PA has been recognized for its use of ethical AI to automate the hiring process to achieve a highest level of objectivity.   What is X0PA AI? Well, it is the second the venture of Founder and CEO, Nina Alag Suri.  She previously started a global executive search firm, Nastrac Group back in 1997 eventually operating for almost two decades and across 5 continents. With 20 years of experience, Nina identified the large subjectivity in traditional recruitment processes. She decided to change things and AI was the way to go. Thus, X0PA Ai was born. X0PA AI solutions pan across Universities and Colleges, Government sector as well as organizations from Startups and SMEs to large enterprise, for bringing selections to scale for employees, interns and graduates.   AI-powered automation solutions or intelligent automation is much more than an intelligent robotic process automation (RPA). It is a way to support, augment, and sometimes automate many aspects of a knowledge worker's tasks to improve operational efficiency, increase robustness and flexibility, create space for the workforce to release their creative intelligence, and kick-start the man-machine collaborative learning cycle.   "We are delighted to be recognised by IDC as one of the innovators and are excited to continue to innovate to help improve the selection ......read more

Love in Time of Corona Virus: Lamour Takes the NO.1 Dating Spot in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - The Corona virus is now a global pandemic, and most countries in the world are heading to lock down.  Social distancing is now the new buzz word, and everyone is recommended to stay at home.  However, this has not stopped people from flocking to online social entertainment apps, and dating, in particular.   Dating is also proving to be resilient in investor's eyes too.  Match Group - The parent company of Tinder now has market value of $17 billion.  With a PE ratio of 33X at time of writing, Match is one of the most highly valued public Internet companies.  This is not just a unique occurrence. U.S. private equity giant Blackstone recently took controlling stake in Magic Lab, parent company of dating apps Bumble and Badoo, at a valuation of $3billion, more than six times revenue.   And now, Chinese dating apps have officially entered the global market too. According to AppAnnie, in Sep 2019, a new dating app Lamour debuted in top 10 most downloaded global non-game apps, and it was one of the only two apps from China. According to Appannie, Lamour monthly download volume reached 3.5 million in Sep 2019, with 53% market in share amongst Indian dating apps, cementing its #1 position. App Annie's analysis on Lamour specifically pointed to video chat, virtual gifts, and location based networking as the reasons why Lamour was able to get a pole position in India.  Based on Lamour's own user survey in Nov 2019, more than 50% of users came to Lamour via word of mouth referral, which speaks to the strength of the Lamour product and experience. India is now an important market for online social and entertainment, data from the World Bank shows Indian population reached 1.339 billion, with a male-female ratio of 52:48. The demographic imbalance is much more pronounced among Internet mobile users, with females ma ......read more

China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited Announces 2019 Annual Results

Driven by Orders of First-tier Brand CustomersOverall Sales Volume Increased by 83.5% YOYRevenue Increased to RMB5,456 millionPresence Expanded in Medium-sized Market    Financial Highlights (Audited)   Twelve months ended 31 December (RMB '000) 2019 2018 Change Revenue 5,455,790 5,280,861 +3.3% Sales volume ('000 units) 110,787 60,384 +83.5% Gross profit 186,579 248,257 -24.8% Profit attributable to owners of the parent 52,448 81,782 -35.9% Basic earnings per share (RMB cents) 2.51 3.95 -36.5% HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited ("Ch Display Opt" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 334) today announced its annual results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019 (the "Review Period").   During the Review Period, the Group recorded a revenue of RMB5,456 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. Driven by the orders from first-tier brand customers, the Group's overall sales volume rose significantly by 83.5% year-on-year to 111 million units. The Group launched the processing business in June 2019. During the Review Period, the sales volume of processing business accounted for 42.2% of the total sales volume, with its revenue reaching RMB508 million. As the processing business can reduce the Group's procurement and inventory management costs, as well as mitigate the risks caused by fluctuations in raw material costs, it helps to stabilise the Group's cost structure. With that in mind, the Group will gradually incre ......read more

Japan's Topre Selects Infor's Automotive Industry Cloud ERP as Its Platform for Driving Company-wide Digital Transformation

Automotive components giant leverages Infor cloud as a core business system that will pave the way for other similar companies in Japan TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - Infor Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Topre Corporation has selected Infor CloudSuite™ Automotive, Infor's cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the automotive industry. The company will leverage this ERP solution on its core business system for the management of production, sales, purchasing and inventory for its domestic automotive business across seven sites, and will also use the suite for accounting management across its entire domestic operations.   In the future, Topre plans to roll out the cloud ERP solution to all its global sites, including the US, China and Thailand. Infor's cloud ERP is viewed as a platform with capability in production management, which is an absolute priority among automotive companies seeking accurate production-planning and on-time customer delivery.   ¦ Background Topre is a manufacturer of a range of products that supports people in their daily lives, from pressed automotive components for frames and other parts of automobiles, to refrigerated trucks for the safe transportation of food, air-conditioning systems to improve comfort, and electronic equipment that is essential in the information technology economy. The company's automotive business in particular, which is focused on pressed automotive components, accounts for about 70% of the Group's total sales. It is also an expanding business area for Topre, which continues to evolve press forming as one of its core technologies.   Japan's highly-competitive automotive industry is currently undergoing an enormous transformation, with an increasing need to drive digital transformation through utilization of th ......read more

JY Grandmark Announces 2019 Annual Results

Focused on "Eco-friendly and People-oriented Property" Market SegmentAchieved Rapid Growth in Revenue and ProfitCore Net Profit Increased Significantly by 171.0%Gross Profit Margin Up By 9 percentage points HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - JY Grandmark Holdings Limited ("JY Grandmark" or the "Company"; together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", stock code: 2231), a property developer, operator and property management service provider based in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), is pleased to announce its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Year").   JY Grandmark was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on December 5, 2019, and officially entered the international capital market. This is an important milestone for the development of JY Grandmark, marking the Group's entry into a stage of accelerated development and expansion. The Group positions itself as an "Eco-friendly and People-oriented Property Developer" and acquired land reserves in strategic locations with abundant natural resources, rich culture and potential for growth. The Group takes into account the natural and cultural resources of its project site in the design of properties to develop homes and communities that the Group considers to be truly liveable for buyers. This accurate positioning differentiates the Group from other property developers in the PRC. During the Year, the Group's revenue was RMB2,402.8 million (2018: RMB1,328.9 million), representing an increase of 80.8% year on year("yoy"). The Group's gross profit amounted to RMB 1,144.2 million (2018: RMB512.6 million), representing an increase of 123.2% yoy. The Group's gross profit margin increased by 9 percentage points("ppts") from 38.6% in 2018 to 47.6%. Core net profit amounted to RMB446.9 million (2018: RMB164.9 million), representing an increase of 171.0%. Profit attributable to ......read more

EXO’s Suho celebrates his first solo EP "Self-Portrait" with a ‘Live’ #TwitterBlueroom Session

“Fans await with high expectations for the #TwitterBlueroom Live Q&A with Suho” Suho of EXO is set to hold a live Q&A session on #TwitterBlueroom to celebrate the release of his first EP, "Self-Portrait"Suho will unbox his album for the first time live on #TwitterBlueroom Winning submissions from #?????????? (Drawing Contest for the World's Best Suho) will also be announced and featured https://twitter.com/weareoneEXO/status/1242420926685138948 ? Photograph: Suho's Tweet announcing his live Q&A session on #TwitterBlueroom SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - Twitter Korea will host a 'live' #TwitterBlueroom Q&A session with Suho, member of the popular Kpop boy band EXO (@weareoneEXO), on March 26th at 6PM KST. A special emoji has been created in line with the theme of his first EP titled "Self-Portrait," which will appear automatically when fans use the hashtags #SUHO, #Self_Portrait, and #LetsLove from March 26th onwards. Suho's first solo EP will be officially released on March 30th.  In this special Q&A session, Suho will share more about his new album "Self-Portrait," his plans as a solo artist, and what he has been up to recently. Fans can watch the live #TwitterBlueroom on EXO's official Twitter account (@weareoneEXO), and interact with him directly using the hashtags #TwitterBlueroom and #SUHO, or within the live chatroom. Furthermore, Suho will be doing a special unboxing segment during his live #TwitterBlueroom. He will unveil his EP package for the first time, which consists of an album cover, booklet, postcards, as well as regular and special photo cards. Suho will also feature the winning illustrations from the drawing contest entered using the hashtag #?????????? (Drawing Contest for the World's Best, SUHO) held on EXO's official Twitter account (@weareoneEXO) earlier this month. Fans had to post illustrations of SUHO on Twitte ......read more

EU-ASEAN Business Council Publishes Reports to Support Vietnam's ASEAN Chairmanship

Makes Recommendations Aimed at Improving ASEAN's Attractiveness and Supporting Sustainable Economic Development SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 March 2020 - Supporting Vietnam's Chairmanship Theme of a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN, the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) has today published two papers to enhance ASEAN's competitiveness and attractiveness for increased trade and investment.  The EU-ABC is issuing these reports at the time of the 6th ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Vietnam, to encourage concrete actions to help ASEAN improve its resilience to economic shock waves, and achieve its objectives for trade and investment. "Financing ASEAN's Future" explores ways in which sustainable finance can support ASEAN's ability to meet its Sustainable Development Goals. "ASEAN Competitiveness and Trade Facilitation" discusses how intra-ASEAN trade is crucial in promoting a cohesive and integrated region and better positioning the region as a trade and investment destination going forward. Commenting on the launch of the papers, Chris Humphrey Executive Director of the EU-ABC, said:  "The recommendations in the reports are especially timely given the current challenges to the global economy.  ASEAN has taken concrete measures towards its' own economic integration agenda. But more needs to be done to strengthen ASEAN's position in global supply chains.  At times like these, ASEAN can act collectively to advance development for the benefit of its talented citizens, and improve competitiveness.  We hope that our publications will serve as food for thought among ASEAN leaders, and help bring the very best efforts of European businesses to facilitate long-term, sustainable investment in the region, and support the vision of ASEAN leaders of a more secure, prosperous and inclusive future." EU-ABC Chairman Donald Kanak said : "Over the past decade GDP growth and FDI ......read more

Entertainment Asset DEP (DEAPcoin) Launches on OKEx Exchange

The Digital Entertainment Asset Pte.LTD (DEA) have announced listing of it’s in-game currency DEP (DEAPcoin) on top digital currency exchange OKEx.  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Singapore-based Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (DEA), announced that the digital currency DEP (DEAPcoin) used in its subordinated entertainment platform "PlayMinig" is going to be listed on leading digital currency exchange OKEx on April 8th.   PlayMining and DEAPcoin The entertainment platform "PlayMining" is an economic and ecological platform on which users can buy & trade props that appear in games and comics, using DEAPcoin. DEAPcoin can be earned by playing games or watching comics.    New Consultants DEA have announced that it has taken on Shiina Shigeru, and Yoshida Naohito as Co-CEO. Mr. Shiina Shigeru, a former president of PwC Japan and vice president of KPMG Consulting, has formally joined DEA's business team, and together with Mr. Yoshida Naohito, a serial entrepreneur has successfully listed three companies in Japan, these two Co-representatives (Co-CEO) will work together to build a strong business system.   A student of AI technology in NEC Central Research Institute, Shiina published a number of papers, and also obtained a number of franchises. In order to promote the application of AI in the society, he later turned to the consultant industry.   Shiina Shigeru spoke about how he hopes to use experience to help PlayMining succeed, stating: While it's amazing to be involved in an innovative business, it's just a matter of carrying out the spirit of challenge I've had so far. I hope to make the best use of my experience so far to create a career that will bring impact to the world.   Starting as a magazine editor, Yoshida Naohito developed the animation game company GLAMS at the age of 28, later establishing three different companie ......read more

Aoyuan Healthy's revenue and net profit increased by approximately 46% and 108% respectively in 2019

Continue to pursue asset-light operations and focus on general health & wellness industrySteady development on the three core businesses Financial Performance:   Year ended 31 December   (RMB Million) 2019 2018 Change Revenue 900.8 618.8 +45.6% Gross profit 337.1 208.8 +61.4% Gross profit margin 37.4% 33.7% +3.7p.p. Net profit 163.1 78.3 +108.3% Profit attributable to owners of the Company 162.5 78.1 +108.1% Basic earnings per share (RMB cents) 23.78 16.54 +43.8% Final dividend per share (RMB cents) 9.0 5.5 +63.6% Operational & Development Highlights: Rapid growth in scale expansion in property management segment Revenue from property management service segment amounted to RMB646.4 million with a growth rate of 42.6%, accounting for approximately 71.8% of the total revenue. Gross profit margin was 34.6%.As at 31 December 2019, the Group had a total gross floor area (GFA) under management of approximately 15.1 million sq.m., of which the Group achieved an increase in the GFA under management of 4.7 million sq.m. under the property management service segment, representing a year-on-year (y-o-y) increase of 45.2%.Revenue from Southern China region accounted for 62.2% of the total revenue; the Group will continue to benefit from policy for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Significant growth in commercial operational segment Segment Revenue from commercial operational services amounted to RMB254.4 million with an annual growth rate of 53.6%, accounting for appro ......read more

Avnet to Distribute Mipsology’s Breakthrough FPGA Deep Learning Inference Acceleration Software in APAC

Zebra Dramatically Reduces Latency and Boosts Performance, Flattening Time-to-Market for AI Solutions in Autonomous Cars, Robotics and Smart Cities SINGAPORE and SILICON VALLEY, CA - Media OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Global technology solutions provider Avnet Asia and AI software innovator Mipsology today announced that Avnet will promote and resell Mipsology's Zebra software platform to its APAC customer base. Zebra removes the technical complexity of FPGAs, making them plug-and-play with exceptionally fast performance. This agreement extends Avnet's IoT ecosystem, bringing Mipsology's breakthrough deep learning inference acceleration solution to its Asia customers. Companies looking to deploy AI can now seamlessly migrate to new FPGA-based acceleration technologies with no code change and enjoy a much longer lifespan for software and hardware than they could with GPU-based solutions.   Avnet's first product incorporating the solution will be the Zebra-powered Xilinx Alveo data center accelerator cards. The range of offerings is expected to expand in the future. In addition to distributing the solution, Avnet offers a comprehensive suite of services for customers looking at deploying machine learning for data centers, including hardware, software, system integration, application development, design chain and technical expertise.   FPGAs are better suited than GPUs to accelerate the decision-making (inference) process for large industrial AI applications like video surveillance, smart cities and autonomous cars.  However, FPGA programming requires the significant knowledge and expertise of specialized, hard-to-find hardware designers. Zebra eliminates the need for FPGA expertise, making them as easy to use for deep learning inference acceleration as CPU/GPU. Running neural networks defined with TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, and other frameworks on FPGAs would normally require considerable manual tim ......read more

Global eTrade Services adds Sinotrans Container Lines on CALISTA™

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 March 2020 - Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company announced the addition of Sinotrans Container Lines Co., Ltd. (Sinolines) on CALISTA™, an open, neutral and trusted global supply chain orchestration platform. Sinolines is a shipping company focusing on intra-Asia trade in China. Customers on CALISTA™ can leverage on Sinolines's extensive port network in China and access to warehousing, terminal and yard services with multimodal freight options including cross-border rail transhipment services. Sinolines will harness CALISTA™ to expand their business footprint and customers can tap on CALISTA™'s global connectivity to more than 60 Customs nodes to fulfil their compliance requirements as well access to financing suite on the same platform.   Chong Kok Keong CEO of GeTS, said: "China has been ASEAN's largest trading partner in the past 10 years, with bilateral trade reaching $292 billion in the first half of 20191. We are delighted to have Sinolines onboard CALISTA™, to integrate the digital and logistics aspects of the supply chain ecosystem.  This partnership will bring synergistic value to the customers, allowing for more efficient logistics and distribution. We will continue to make trade more accessible, predictable and easier." Zhao Chun Ji GM of Sinolines, said: "As a shipping company focusing on intra-Asia trade, Sinolines aims to offer comprehensive logistic service to customers. It is a great pleasure for Sinolines to establish cooperation with GeTS and to connect with a supply chain orchestration platform. We can provide better, more convenient and efficient service to our customers through the close cooperation between Sinolines and GeTS." 1 Trade with China driving ASEAN's growth, China Daily, January 2020 About Global eTrade ServicesGlobal eTrade Services (GeTS), a global leading trade platform company, is s ......read more

Tonly Electronics Announces 2019 Annual Results; Turnover Increased by 11.6% to Approximately HK$8,147 Million

Audio Business Expanded Steadily; Actively Developed Global Market of Smart Products   Results Highlights (For the year ended 31 December 2019)   Turnover 2019 (HK$ '000) 2018 (HK$ '000) Change (%)  Audio Products (1) 5,823,875 5,543,219 5.1% Headphones 1,055,194 704,688 49.7% Ancillary products(2) 786,640 462,534 70.1% IoT Related Products (3) 128,310 161,271 -20.4% Video Products (4) 211,030 396,420 -46.8% Other businesses 141,592 34,819 306.7% Total 8,146,641 7,302,951 11.6%   (1)      Mainly include smart voice speakers, wireless speakers, soundbars, home theatres, and mini speakers (2)      Mainly include fabric covering for external sales, plastic injection structural parts, speakers, wireless modules, and other components. The ancillary products of Guangdong Regency Optics-electron Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Group, began to be consolidated into the revenue of ancillary products of the Group in the first quarter of 2019 (3)      Mainly include smart plugs, smart gateways and other IoT products (4)      Mainly include DVD players, BD players, OTT set top boxes (STB), and other products *        The sales volume of certain IoT related products in 2018 was reclassified to video products for the reason of product form adjustment. Smart speakers, headphones, and soundbars businesses grew rapidly.Smart produ ......read more

International Superstar Jamie Foxx Cooperates with FightToFame in His New Film

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 March 2020 - Invested by FightToFame Pictures, international superstar Jamie Foxx and Hollywood's famous film company CLS will jointly produce the film When We Pray.   As one of Hollywood's most famous, best international superstars, Jamie Foxx has been loved by film audiences worldwide. For his outstanding performance in the biographical film Ray, he won the Oscar for Best Actor, British Film Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Music / Comedy Actor. In the same year, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the action film Collateral. Other outstanding characters include Django in the film Django Unchained, and the super villain "Electro" in The Amazing Spider-man 2.It is understood that the new film When We Pray produced by FightToFame Pictures in collaboration with Jamie Foxx and co-produced by the well-known Hollywood film company CLS; the film is very humanistic and tells about the touching story of two brothers worked as pastors in different churches of a community. Carrie, a well-known film producer and founding chairman of FightToFame Pictures, said: Jamie Foxx is not only deeply rooted in the acting skills of Hollywood international superstars, but also the box office of his film has won the favor of film audiences. This is the reason why FightToFame Pictures and the well-known Hollywood film company CLS invested in the new film When We Pray by Jamie Foxx. In addition to Jamie Foxx's love of the film's script, with the understanding of Asian film market by FightToFame Pictures, we believe that the film will be loved by audiences. In particular, FightToFame's original film mode cultivates and creates battle heroes, and plans to appear in the film. This move will make the film loved by fans in many countries and regions around the world when it is released worldwide, and get a good performance at t ......read more

Bank of China teams up with Refinitiv to launch new foreign exchange price prediction app DeepFX

Uses artificial intelligence to predict short term price movements in major FX pairs for market participants and is available to global users of Eikon BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 March 2020 - Bank of China has launched DeepFX, an artificial intelligence-based foreign exchange trading signal prediction application through Eikon, the first released third-party Eikon app from a China based financial institution.   DeepFX was developed by the Digital Asset Management Department of Bank of China using deep learning technology to predict the short-term price movements of major foreign exchange currency pairs. The app covers six currency pairs including EURUSD, AUDUSD, GBPUSD, USDCAD, USDJPY and USDCHF, and is ideal for traders, quant developers heads of fintech innovation and data scientists.   The 'Lite' version released provides a 5-minute interval real-time FX trade signal forecasting service, while displaying back-test results within 10 days (see the chart below). Global Eikon users can subscribe to the app for free through Refinitiv's App Studio.   "With the unprecedented increase in market volatility across global financial markets in recent months, the Bank of China's DeepFX application is a timely and practical tool to empower users with the insights they need to navigate the turbulent FX landscape," said Nicole Chen, Head of China at Refinitiv. "We are pleased to see Bank of China leveraging our platform to showcase their AI technology and financial expertise for customers. We certainly look forward to having more financial institutions take advantage of our open platform to build out their service offerings in China."   Refinitiv Eikon enables financial professionals to access an incredible depth and breadth of financial analysis data to make smarter decisions, and is also a flexible, open platform that's purpose-built for trade innovation, allowing custom ......read more

China Technology Company SocialPeta Enters Vietnam Market

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 March 2020 - SocialPeta, an intelligent analysis platform for advertising intelligence solutions, is stepping into the Vietnamese market after 45 countries. Having cover with 68 advertising platforms in the mobile application, gaming and e-commerce sectors, SocialPeta will increase advertising performance of brands and agencies in Vietnam by offering more than 600 million advertising data.   The digital advertising industry, which has 12% increase costs over the past two years has forced brands to take much more strategic steps. Founded in 2016 as an intelligent analysis platform for advertising intelligence, is finally preparing to enter the market. SocialPeta, which cover with 68 advertising platforms worldwide and operates in 45 countries, will offer data-driven market and competitor analyses to improve advertising performance by offering more than 600 million advertising data to brands and agencies in Vietnam.   Data of dozens of advertising platforms from Facebook to Alibaba   Intelligent advertising platform SocialPeta services hundreds companies such as Facebook, Google, Alibaba, Netease Games, Baidu, Perfect World and Toutiao. Tracking the digital advertising activities of brands, the software optimizes advertising investment and provides insight into how and where brands, competitors, and other companies in the industry spend their budget and overall strategies.   Stating that they are focusing on technical ability and big data, SocialPeta founder Rocks said: "We have decided to expand our global market network further by operating in the Vietnamese market. Our experience in the last five years shows us that we can provide better advertising data analysis services in Vietnam. In addition, we will help more Vietnamese companies enrich their advertising creativity, optimize their advertising data and improve th ......read more

Pegasus Development AG: Partnership with UK-based chemical company Nuevo

Backing the right horse in crisis times: A forward-looking partnership between Pegasus Development AG and the UK-based chemical company Nuevo CHUR, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 24 March 2020 - Restaurants and coffee shops are closed. The doors of shopping centres and shops remain closed. Most of the production facilities are at standstill or have gone into short-time working. In short: the economy has ground to a halt. However, there are a number of industries that are benefiting strongly from the corona crisis. The current high demand for disinfectants plays into the cards of chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. It is precisely these companies that have seen an enormous sales boom in recent weeks. Due to the enormous demand, most of the companies in this industry now have the problem to keep up their production. Gradually, all companies in the sector are running out of ethanol reserves. Due to the explosive demand, this raw material is currently very difficult to obtain, and even when it can be, it is extremely expensive. This is a problem that the UK-based chemical company NUEVO does not have, because their disinfectants are based on vegetable surfactants rather than alcohol. Thus, the company is not only able to maintain its production, but is also planning to expand its production facilities together with its new financially strong partner Pegasus Development AG on the back of the ever-increasing demand. Pegasus Development AG has not only secured the trademark rights but also 100% of the distribution rights of Nuevo. It is a new division for the Swiss investment company. Roberto Spano, Member of the Board of Directors, commented on the venture as follows: "With our worldwide network and many years of experience in logistics and transport, we are not only meeting the high demand, but are also remaining true to our aspiration to promote continuous growth. Every crisis presents opportunities. As Pegasus ......read more

Life-Planning Platform 'Up' Helps Young Singaporeans Tackle the Challenge of Home Ownership Amid Uncertain Times

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 March 2020 - In the last decade, Singaporeans, individuals and families alike, often contend with financial pressures, resulting from the rising cost of living and changes in lifestyle. Especially for young couples, purchasing their first property is often a financial burden they struggle with once the marital bliss of the 'honeymoon' period fades. And with recent events, both in Singapore and abroad, financial stress has heightened. Building a solid financial foundation is therefore more essential than ever to meet our needs at different stages of life and secure a financially stable future. Launched by FinTech start-up BetterTradeOff (BTO) to help individuals make informed financial decisions, 'Up' (upplan.sg) simplifies the financial planning process by providing people with a do-it-yourself tool for exploring and understanding different financial choices and outcomes. Along with a myriad of features such as retirement planning, education planning and insurance planning for users to choose from and build their own financial plan, 'Up' eases the financial stress and anxiety of purchasing a home, with a mortgage comparison tool for refinancing. First-time home-owners Up lets first time home owners run real-time home purchase simulations-- property type, purchase value and year of purchase (or projected year of purchase) -- making it easy to build a home purchase plan. The platform even shows the projected purchase value, which takes into consideration a 5% real estate appreciation rate per annum. Users can also plan how to finance the property by deciding on the down payment; type of loan (HDB or bank); how much CPF savings they can use to pay for their home loan; and how CPF monthly repayments are split between them and their partner. The platform makes it easy to explore the best repayment method for their needs. Based on the input provided, Up helps users determine the p ......read more

Chinachem Group to Donate 200,000 Face Masks in Effort to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic Alongside Citizens

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 Mar, 2020 - As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues, there is still a dire shortage of face masks, presenting a serious threat to the public's health, especially those in low-income families. Chinachem Group (the Group) is endeavouring to source masks and anti-epidemic supplies from various channels to protect its employees and their family members, as well as the local community, from the virus. Recently, with a new supply of masks in stock, the Group has announced it will donate 200,000 masks to people in need through the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic alongside Hong Kong citizens.  Chinachem Group is donating 200,000 face masks to people in need through the HKCSS network to help them fight the spread of coronavirus. Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group (left) hands over the face masks to Chua Hoi Wai, Chief Executive of HKCSS. Chinachem Group is donating 200,000 face masks to people in need through the HKCSS network, including the elderly, disabled, underprivileged families and ethnic minorities. Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group said, "With a strong foothold in Hong Kong for 60 years, Chinachem has always been committed to the community. During this difficult period, we see it as our social responsibility to support anti-epidemic efforts. During the past few weeks, our team members have spent great efforts day and night to source masks from various channels. These masks will be allocated to our staff and their families with some reserved for daily operations, while 200,000 will be donated to people in need through the HKCSS network to help them fight the spread of coronavirus. I would like to express my gratitude to our colleagues and the HKCSS for all their efforts. "   Since the o ......read more

ESR Delivers Stellar Growth with EBITDA and Net Profit up 42.9% and 20.8% to US$549.1 Million and US$245.2 Million, Respectively

Revenue up 40.6% to US$357.4 millionStrong balance sheet with US$884.2 million of cash and net debt / total assets of 26.6%AUM grew by 38.7% to US$22.1 billion, further cementing ESR's position as APAC's largest logistics real estate platformGFA increased by 42.8% to 17.2 million sqm HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries as the "Group"; SEHK Stock Code: 1821), the largest APAC focused logistics real estate platform, today announced its results for the financial year ended 31 December 2019 ("FY2019").    The Group recorded strong revenue of US$357.4 million in FY2019, up 40.6% from US$254.1 million in FY2018. Net Profiti was US$245.2 million, representing 20.8% growth from US$203.0 million in FY2018. Core PATMI was US$226.7 million, representing a 53.6% increase from US$147.6 million in FY2018. EBITDA achieved a record US$549.1 million, up 42.9% from US$384.2 million in FY2018.  Adjusted EBITDA increased by 49.8% to US$358.9 million in FY2019, compared with US$239.6 million in FY2018.     FY2019 (US$ '000) FY2018 (US$ '000) Year-on-Year Change (%) Revenue 357,369 254,148 40.6 Net Profiti 245,177 203,042 20.8 Core PATMIii 226,723 147,619 53.6 EBITDA 549,091 384,212 42.9 Adjusted EBITDAiii 358,933 239,586 49.8 Notes       i. Profit After Tax and Minority Interest (PATMI)      ii. Excludes fair value on comple ......read more

OnTheList Revolutionises The Luxury Retail Landscape With Members-Only Flash Sales Concept For The World's Most Coveted Brands

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Connecting fashion and lifestyle brands to its member shoppers, OnTheList -- the pioneering concept of Members-Only Flash Sales is set to revolutionise the luxury retail landscape in Asia. Joining hands with international premium brands, fashion aficionados in Singapore can now enjoy accessible luxury at their fingertips with exclusive access to luxury brands at discounted prices.   Born out of a shared passion for fashion, luxury and good deals, co-founders and husband-and-wife duo Delphine Lefay and Diego Dultzin Lacoste first conceptualised the idea in 2016 while working in Hong Kong's retail industry. Being at the forefront of a fast-paced fashion industry, they realised there was an absence of options for distributors and brands to clear old inventory occupying valuable warehouse space. As a result of the overproduction and excess inventory, products are either destroyed or incinerated. Committed to providing an environmentally and financially sustainable option for brands to clear end-of-season items without compromising brand value, OnTheList appeals to both brand and consumer; acting as the middleman between members looking for affordable luxury lifestyle products and brands that are looking to sell off past season items. The result is a win-win solution for all, with members gaining access to authentic and quality products with the promise of being the best deal in town. As part of a quiet revolution to the widely-known fashion problem, OnTheList has been actively minimising the fashion surplus and damage to the environment one flash sale event at a time. Commenting on the success of the flash sale concept in Singapore, Diego Dultzin Lacoste, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, OnTheList said "The support here in Singapore has really been amazing, not only from the growth in membership numbers but also with our luxury brand partners who share the same ......read more

A Good Start for Cake Rush - Delivering happiness to shelter homes before kicking off its’ business

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Limitless Technology Sdn Bhd, the internet company behind consumer brands such as Flower Chimp, has launched a new subsidiary, Cake Rush.CakeRush is set to become the nation's #1 address to order cakes online. With the support of numerous local cake brands, Cake Rush kicked-off this March by pulling the heartstrings and sending smiles to children and caretakers of shelter homes this March. Cake Rush has sent out cakes to children and caretakers at Shelter Home for Children, Agathians Shelter, Petaling Jaya and Rainbow Home, Cheras, Selangor. As part of delivering smiles and happiness, Cake Rush ensured that each home receives a substantial amount of whole cakes so that everyone living in the homes is able to enjoy the cakes. While the preparations and arrangements of close to one hundred cakes might seem tedious, seeing the smiles of the children receiving the cakes upon delivery made it all worth it. CakeRush also continues its operations during the nation's MCO period - allowing people to conveniently order cakes online without taking any risks by stepping outside of their house. Currently, close to a hundred different cakes & pastries are available from as little as RM49 incl. same day delivery.About Cake RushCake Rush offers a wide variety of cakes and pastries at affordable prices with free delivery across Klang Valley. Together with our local bakers, there's a cake for every occasion. For more information, visit www.cakerush.my....read more

Etiqa's digital channel unveils new campaign "Have you Tiq yet" with emphasis on fast and easy insurance solutions to help customers sail through life

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Are you well-prepared in life? Etiqa's latest campaign, "Have you Tiq yet" is timely launched to encourage Singaporeans to re-evaluate their level of preparedness in times of crisis. The local insurer adopted a light-hearted and direct approach to provide fresh perspectives on simple yet reliable digital insurance solutions to meet unpredictable situations in life.   Following its previous award-winning campaigns, "Have you Tiq yet" personifies Tiq -- the digital channel of Etiqa, and reflects wry humour with a comedic series of unfortunate events befallen an unsuspecting family. Help came swiftly in the form of Tiq Man delivering Etiqa's promise of "always having your back". This latest campaign underscores Etiqa's commitment to provide insurance with fast and easy customer experience, in pursuit of its constant mission to humanise insurance and make the world a better place.    "Etiqa places strong emphasis on making insurance transparent and accessible through the simplest and most innovative way. Our insurance products are easy to buy and manage, and fast to claim via our online portal and mobile app so that customers consistently have the best experience across the entire journey," said Dennis Liu, Head of Digital and Business Transformation and Technology of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.   The digital insurer is known for its customer-centred products and solutions. Its online offerings of life insurance and general insurance are available at Tiq.com.sg, of which many comprises first-in-market features such as cancer insurance with no claim discount (NCD), flexible whole life insurance savings plan, and straight-through-processing of travel claims.   Liu added, "Insurance is like an invisible shield. You cannot see us, but we are always here for our customers."     The integrated campaign "Have you Ti ......read more

Ultimaker Connects 3D Printing Hubs, Experts, and Designers with Hospitals to Enable 3D Printing Support During Coronavirus Outbreak

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Media OutReach - March 23, 2020 - As countries worldwide face the challenge of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Ultimaker is making its global network of 3D printing hubs, experts, and designers directly available to hospitals in need of tools and applications that are short in supply and can be quickly produced with 3D printing. Through Ultimaker.com, hospitals can now learn the location of available 3D printing hubs nearby. And direct contact is offered with Ultimaker and local 3D printing experts and designers to advise and support on creating and obtaining the parts they need most.   Ultimaker has launched the following initiatives on Ultimaker.com: 1.       Connect and Print:Hospitals that face acute shortages of critical parts and that have approved 3D print designs and material specifications already available can directly connect with 3D printing experts nearby to send their 3D print requests to be printed. Ultimaker makes in-house 3D printing capacity available as well. A continuously updated map shows which 3D printing hubs are available nearby.   2.       Design, Check, and Print:If a hospital needs help designing parts and tools that run out and are now in limited supply, Ultimaker is making a team of highly motivated designers and application engineers available to support in designing and creating the desired part. This part is printed by the nearest 3D print hub and sent to the hospital as soon as possible. After testing and receiving approval of the hospital, the part is available for further 3D printed production. "Hospital equipment parts might break or hospitals may run out of particular tools, for example," said Siert Wijnia, Co-founder at Ultimaker. "We are proud to see the 3D printing community come together to immediately print approved designs of objects that hospitals need right now. We ......read more

Infor Positioned as a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems

Infor China and local customer won the "2019 National Leading Brand Enterprise in the Logistics Industry" China award for completeness of great vision and ability to execute   BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned Infor in the Leaders quadrant of the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems. Infor was positioned in the Leaders quadrant for its ability to execute and its completeness of vision.    "While a very mature market, WMS offerings continue to differ in areas like usability, adaptability, intelligence, scalability up and down market, and life cycle costs," Gartner said in the report. "Furthermore, customers increasingly favor supply chain suites that can support end-to-end logistics process orchestration."   Rod Johnson, EVP & GM, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Infor, said, "We believe that Infor's position as a Leader in this Gartner Magic Quadrant reaffirms our belief that a single, unified, global warehousing solution built to take advantage of business value of the cloud, provides a strong foundation for sustainable growth in the age of customer-driven supply chains."    Infor CloudSuite WMS is the next evolution of Infor SCE (Supply Chain Execution), combining Infor's enhanced capabilities in warehouse management with the computing power of the cloud. As a cloud offering, Infor CloudSuite WMS offers the same experience to customers, no matter how they choose to deploy it (multi-tenant, single-tenant or on-premises), and it has native support for 14 languages.   The newest member of Infor's CloudSuite products, CloudSuite WMS also brings the agile, flexible and proven performance Infor cloud customers have come to expect.   Visual warehousing, labor management, and open API ......read more

Thom Signature Design selects Impossible Marketing as their preferred marketing partner

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 March 2020 - With beginnings in 2005, Thom Signature is an interior design consultancy that specializes in various design services across different types of properties including condos, HDBs, landed houses and commercial areas. Over the years, they have earned accreditations such as BCA-registered contractor, RCMA and bizSAFE, which speaks on the quality of work delivered. The company has also garnered a privileged client list, having served more than 30 Multinational Corporations (MNCs). Thom Signature was involved in an impressive number of acclaimed projects across Singapore, thus making a name for themselves as one of the leading interior design companies in the country. For more than a decade, Thom Signature has taken part in residential projects, offering condo and landed property interior design in Singapore with innovative design solutions. From living room to bedroom and kitchen renovation, they provide a diverse portfolio of design styles for clients to choose from and cater to various client requirements -- whether it's a contemporary theme or a glamourous and luxury style. Between space planning and idea conceptualization, their team of interior designers and planners are also involved in carpentry works to tailor-make an interior space that is functional and visually appealing. While the firm has enjoyed success in operating 15 years in business, they wanted to extend their reach to a wider target audience. As Thom Signature began sourcing for a marketing firm, they select Impossible Marketing to be their preferred marketing partner -- a leading Digital Marketing Agency in Singapore. Established in 2012, Impossible Marketing provides companies with digital marketing services to achieve targeted traffic, boost quality leads and improve sales online. The agency has achieved consistent ranking at the 1st page of Google search results for competitive keyword like "Digital Marketin ......read more

X0PA AI Announces Product Integration with Beamery

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 March 2020 - X0PA AI an AI HR Tech start-up headquartered in Singapore has announced its product integration with Beamery, the leading Talent Operating System. The two companies have concluded their product integration to deliver cutting-edge solutions that allow organizations to take an objective approach to talent acquisition. This integration provides recruiters all the capabilities they require to source, screen, attract, engage and build a strong talent pipeline. Recruiters can now seamlessly navigate and sync jobs, and AI sourced and pre-screened candidates between X0PA and Beamery's CRM. Existing Beamery customers can now leverage on X0PA's AI based matching & pre-screening capabilities in order to source new candidates as well as retarget existing talents across databases. X0PA customers can take advantage of the candidate relationship management capabilities of Beamery in order to nurture target candidates and build an engaged talent pipeline for future opportunities. "We're happy to partner with X0PA and give shared customers a seamless solution for AI driven sourcing, candidate management and engagement" Said Sultan, President at Beamery    "Beamery further helps our clients manage relationship with candidates, keep them engaged, and drive a world class talent experience" Said Nina Alag Suri, CEO and founder of X0PA Ai How does this work? Watch the video here X0PA has been recently identified as one of the four Leading Artificial Intelligence automation platforms 2019 by IDC.X0PA AI has additional product integrations with Microsoft Dynamics and Ms Teams, Greenhouse, Idibu amongst others.About Beamery: Beamery's Talent Operating System allows enterprises to attract, engage, and retain top talent, and manage the entire talent journey on one unified platform. Beamery's mission is to create the future of work, by changing how companies connect with talent. ......read more

Microsoft Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary of Teams: The Hub for Teamwork and Productivity

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 March 2020 - Microsoft marks the third anniversary of Teams this week -- a platform that is continually shaping a new culture of work and collaboration worldwide.   Thousands of organizations, large and small, have been using Teams as a hub for daily work, helping them to stay connected and engaged. Worldwide, 44 million people are using Teams on a daily basis*, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Industry leading organizations are rolling out Teams enterprise-wide -- in fact, 20 customers have more than 100,000 employees actively using Teams, including Ernst & Young, SAP, and Continental AG, as well as Accenture, which has 440,000 employees actively using Teams.   "Since we launched Teams three years ago, it has evolved to become the hub for teamwork -- a place where you can meet, chat, call, and collaborate all in one place. We will continue to improve and expand experiences for all workers to be as productive and connected as possible. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to push people everywhere into remote work and learning, enabling remote work for our customers has never felt more important, and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so." Said Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 365.   What's New in Teams To mark this milestone, Microsoft announced a number of new updates that will come to Teams.   Real-time noise suppression minimizes distracting background noise, allowing users to hear what's being said. The raise hand feature lets anyone in the meeting send a visual signal that they have something to say -- especially useful in large meetings, when remote participants chime in when they need to speak.Integrated Teams and RealWear HMT-1 head-mounted device. For first-line workers to access information and communicate hands-free with remote experts from their job site.Bookings app in Teams to ensure that appointm ......read more

Trend Micro Named A Leader in Enterprise Detection and Response by Top Independent Research Firm

Company’s cross-layer detection and response (XDR) solution cited as strong differentiator  HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - March 19, 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as a "leader" in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020.   In their 14-criteria evaluation of enterprise detection and response (EDR) providers, Forrester evaluated 12 security vendors in three distinct areas: current offering, strategy, and market presence. Trend Micro earned the highest possible score in the "endpoint telemetry" and "security analytics" criteria (under the current offering category), the "product vision" and "performance" criteria (under the strategy category) and "enterprise clients" and "product line revenue" criteria (under the market presence category).   According to a Ponemon Institute study, 68% of organizations were victims of endpoint attacks in 2019 and the average cost per endpoint breach increased to $9 million. Threat actors continue to evolve as technology evolves and there is a clear need for improved protection against cyberthreats. This protection requires solutions that can extend detection and response capabilities to additional security layers in order to offer greater visibility of suspicious activity.   For example, with phishing being the single most effective way for an adversary to target an organization, Trend Micro has integrated detection and response across endpoints and email to produce more insightful investigations. With the leading attack source covered, analysts can trace a root cause analysis back to email to identify all impacted parties, contain the threat, and stop the spread.   Trend Micro goes beyond endpoint by implementing cross-layer detection and response (XDR) across endpoint, email, cloud workloads and network to remove ......read more

First Page Digital Singapore's Top 4 Tips To Improve Productivity When Working From Home

Keeping productivity levels high is an essential touchpoint in the transition to remote work arrangements.  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 March 2020 - Amid global health concerns over the rapid development and spread of the novel coronavirus -- Covid-2019, companies are closing physical offices and shifting to remote work arrangements. Working from home has its fair share of benefits and challenges. Potentially, there is a big adjustment factor as not everyone is accustomed to working from home or shifting their mode of work to a remote one suddenly. First Page Digital Singapore was recently featured on Entrepreneur.com explaining their exact process on how we managed operations remotely, be sure to check it out!   Working from home enables you to save time on commute, increase time available to complete chores around the house and spend more time with family. With every move, there are bound to be challenges as well. Staying connected and focused on tasks can be difficult on the psyche over time as well.   A digital marketing agency in Singapore, adaptability is a core value for the team at First Page Digital. Part of their social responsibility and social distancing measures, the agency has been working remotely since the 9th of March this year, placing the health and well-being of employees and clients first and foremost.   How can companies improve productivity as teams continue to work from home for the time-being? From designated working environments to collaborative work tools, the First Page Digital team is focused on efficiently carrying out business-as-usual plans from home.   1. Setting Up A Conducive Environment Creating a distinct mental association for work and relaxation is key to keeping productivity levels up during work hours. Though working from bed sounds like a great idea, it could not be farther from the truth. Working in an area where you predomina ......read more

Walton International Group’s Two-Pronged Strategy To Benefit Investors

Partners with Public-Listed Homebuilders in the U.S. and Launches a new Fund SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 March 2020 - Walton International Group ("Walton") announced a two-pronged strategy with the single over-arching objective of accelerating exit activity on its existing and new property acquisitions for the benefit of its investors. The strategy addresses two fundamental changes in the U.S. homebuilding and land development industry which have emerged following the market's recovery from the great recession. The first major change is the mass departure of specialist land developers who exited the market in 2008 and never returned.  The second change is a prolonged contraction in bank financing of land and construction loans.  Banks withdrew from this business line in 2008 and are yet to make a significant return. Partnering with Public Listed National Homebuilders Going forward, Walton will have its investors' exit strategy pre-programmed before it acquires predevelopment land properties in the path of growth. This is achieved by executing an "Exit Focused Agreement" with a homebuilder prior to property acquisition allowing them an exclusive period to negotiate the terms of a phased takedown of land. Specifically, this strategy will target properties where homebuilder cash flow from home sales is forecast to commence after 24 months from the acquisition of the land. The homebuilder will collaborate with Walton on the long-term planning objectives of the land and is anticipated to start phased development of the property as soon as the market is deemed ready. This new strategy will allow the homebuilder to acquire land in phases with the bulk of land payments deferred to the timing of home sales.  In return, the homebuilder will take on the entitlement and land development cost.  For Walton and its investors, they will see their investment cash flowing over the course of the developm ......read more

Windows 10: Powering the World with One Billion Monthly Active Devices

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 March 2020 - Microsoft today announced that over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more than one billion active Windows 10 devices. Since its release in 2015, every new build of Windows 10 has seen customer satisfaction improve through fixes, new capabilities and experiences for customers to benefit from a secure, reliable platform.   With 100 percent of the Fortune 500 now using Windows 10 devices, it has become a critical platform for driving business transformation in the enterprise and beyond. In addition, one in seven people, from developers, business professionals, students and families are planning, creating, ideating, executing, and doing great things with Windows 10. More companies are also transitioning from older operating systems to Windows 10 as part of their commitment to running the business more efficiently and securely, positioning themselves to offer better products, services and solutions to their customers. From one to one billion devices "With Windows 10, our focus has always been to put the customer at the center, to listen to feedback, and to have that feedback shape the development process. One of the strongest examples of this customer focus is our Windows Insider Program which now has over 17.8M Insiders in every country of the world," said Yusuf Mehdi, CVP Modern Life, Search and Devices, Microsoft. "We have also strived to make Windows an open, inclusive, and accessible platform that can empower everyone to achieve their goals. Our Windows Accessibility team focuses on human-centered design, a method where engineers and designers work to deeply understand peoples' needs, and then co-design and continuously iterate on solutions directly with them".   Users can expect new Windows 10 features and security updates to be delivered faster, with the duration evolving from a version every 3 years, to mu ......read more

Prudential Thailand And TMB Bank Establish Strategic Bancassurance Partnership

Acceleration of strategy with addition of a scale life insurance platform to complement Prudential’s strong asset management position HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 March 2020 - Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Prudential Thailand"), a subsidiary of Prudential plc, is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic bancassurance partnership with TMB Bank Public Company Limited ("TMB") with an initial term of 15 years to provide Prudential's leading suite of health and wealth solutions to TMB's large and growing customer base.   The new agreement significantly expands and extends Prudential's successful partnership with Thanachart Bank to TMB Bank, which, following their merger, is the sixth largest bank by deposits and fourth largest bank by branches in Thailand. Thailand is the second largest life insurance market and the largest mutual fund market in ASEAN,and has significant growth potential. The bancassurance partnership strongly complements Prudential's top-five market position in the mutual fund market.  It also deepens the strong relationship with TMB established through Prudential's joint venture asset management partnerships¹, where Prudential has a 12 per cent share² of the Thai mutual fund market. Together, both partners now have a high-quality platform to deliver best-in-class, holistic health and wealth solutions to 9 million TMB customers equivalent to 17 per cent of the country's adult population³. The new strategic partnership with TMB enables Prudential Thailand to achieve the scale and presence in the life insurance market, consistent with its ambition of being a leading player. It is also strongly aligned with TMB's own aspirations of being a partner in its customers' lives in providing a suite of insurance solutions and digital services. Nic Nicandrou, Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, said, "We are delighted to enter into a lo ......read more

DEUTZ achieves its targets for revenue and the EBIT margin in 2019 and confirms its medium-term targets for 2022

Revenue surges in the Americas and Asia-Pacific Profitable service business maintains its rapid growth 'Transform for Growth' efficiency program launched with the aim of increasing competitiveness Forecast for 2020 heavily affected by weak economic conditions Proposed dividend of €0.15 per share, unchanged on 2018 Key figures for the DEUTZ Group € million 2019 Change Q4 2019 Change New orders 1,654.3 -15.3% 339.1 -16.0% Unit sales (units) 211,667 -1.4% 55,887 -4.1% Revenue 1,840.8 +3.5% 460.9 -4.3% EBIT 88.1 +7.4% 9.6 -73.4% EBIT before exceptional items 78.8 -3.9% 9.6 -73.4% EBIT margin 4.8% +20bps 2.1% -540bps EBIT margin before exceptional items 4.3% -30bps 2.1% -540bps Net income 52.3 -25.2% -2.4 - Net income before exceptional items 44.2 -36.8% -2.6 -   COLOGNE, GERMANY - EQS Newswire - 18 March 2020 - DEUTZ, one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems, can look back on a satisfactory financial year overall, even though economic conditions became increasingly gloomy over the course of 2019. "Despite a challenging fourth quarter, we attained the targets that we had set ourselves for revenue and the EBIT margin before exceptional items in 2019. We also successfully forged ahead with implementing our growth initiatives. DEUTZ faces a year of trans ......read more

Aspire partners with GeTS in furthering fintech hub ambitions

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 March 2020 - In furthering Singapore as the fintech hub of Southeast Asia, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) has announced its partnership with Aspire, a Singapore-based startup with aspirations of being Southeast Asia's SME Neobank leader. The partnership will facilitate easier access for customers, especially SMEs, to trade financing on CALISTA™ Finance through CALISTA™, a global supply chain orchestration platform run by GeTS. CALISTA™ Finance aims to address the needs of underserved businesses, especially SMEs in Southeast Asia, to improve liquidity and meet other financial needs. By automating the documentation process and harnessing trade data, the know-your-business (KYB), loan approval and disbursal processes will be expedited while also enhancing security. Aspire has been expanding its presence in several Southeast Asian markets. Through CALISTA™ Finance customers can seamlessly access the Aspire's credit offerings to expand their own businesses in the region too. The company follows partners such as DBS Bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), MoolahGo, and Liquid Group, which have already onboarded CALISTA™ Finance since its launch in December 2019. GeTS is also working to harness data to power up other financiers. Chong Kok Keong CEO of GeTS, said: "We are delighted to have Aspire onboard CALISTA™, to integrate the digital and physical aspects of trade financing on a single platform. This partnership will facilitate more convenient access for our customers to trade financing, as part of our vision to make trade more accessible, predictable and easier."   "With the same mission to support more small businesses in Southeast Asia, Aspire is excited to be working together with GeTS," said Joel Leong, Co-founder of Aspire.About Global eTrade ServicesGlobal eTrade Services (GeTS), a global leading trade platform ......read more

KONKA enters Micro LED pilot production with AIXTRON tools

KONKA will establish their Mini- and Micro LED pilot production plans based on multiple AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM Planetary® Reactors HERZOGENRATH, GERMANY - EQS Newswire - 17 March 2020 - AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that KONKA Group Co., Ltd. has ordered multiple AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD systems to build its own volume production of GaN-based (gallium nitride) and AsP-based (Arsenide-Phosphide) Mini- and Micro LEDs. KONKA, which recently announced its plans to enter the North American consumer electronics market in 2020, established its Micro LED initiative as a joint venture with Chongqing Liangshan Industrial Investment Co. Most recently, the Chinese electronics manufacturer has launched its "Smart Wall" Micro LED TV. The Micro LED technology is on the verge to relieve existing display technologies for next-gen consumer products. Since displays made of Micro LEDs consist of micron-sized LED arrays forming individual sub-pixel elements, they offer lowest power consumption while exhibiting superior pixel density, contrast ratio and brightness at the same time. In comparison to the existing LCD and OLED technologies, Micro LEDs open new opportunities for the design of consumer mobile products as well as premium TV displays. Dr. Allen Tsai, General Manager and CEO at Chongqing KONKA Optoelectronics Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd., explained: "AIXTRONs market-leading fully automated MOCVD tools AIX G5+ C and AIX 2800G4-TM perfectly meet our tightened wavelength uniformity requirements for Micro LED manufacturing. The advanced Planetary® technology stands out due to excellent wavelength uniformity, high yield and efficient high-volume manufacturing at lowest cost per wafer. Besides our commercial market entry for Micro LED applications, Chongqing KONKA and Micro Crystal Transfer Group will develop new techno ......read more

Studies have shown that BC frozen blueberries have more advantages in health than fresh berries

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 March 2020 - Studies conducted at the South Dakota State University show that freezing blueberries makes their powerful antioxidants more available to the human body. This is because anthocyanins, the antioxidant compounds that make blueberries blue, are found in the skin of the berry. Freezing the berries creates tiny ice crystals that disrupt the structure of the cells, which in turn makes it easier for our system to access the anthocyanins contained within the skin. According to the researcher behind the study, Marin Plumb, because commercially packaged blueberries are frozen soon after they are picked, "they are equal in quality to fresh." Researches have shown that frozen blueberries might even have the edge over fresh berries when it comes to health. This is great news anyone interested in healthy eating as frozen BC-grown blueberries are available year-round and frozen BC blueberries can be used in many of the same recipes as fresh berries. With over 80 years of blueberry-growing experience, the BC Blueberry Council represents over 600 highbush growers. Combined these growers have more than 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres) of highbush blueberries planted in order to meet growing demand. The BC Blueberry Council has a strong commitment to on-farm food safety and works diligently with blueberry growers and collaborates with packers and processors to ensure that BC blueberries meet the highest standards for food safety and quality. ...read more

Plan smarter business trips with EzBizTrip's corporate travel program

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 March 2020 - Business travel is becoming essential to organizational growth, with the Global Business Travel Association predicting that work-related travel expenditures will surpass US$1.7 trillion by 2022. However, booking hotels and flights, worrying about unavailability, and spending a tremendous amount of time consolidating travel expenses can put employees off. Companies have to restructure their corporate travel programs so that employees can feel more productive on trips. What would work is a streamlined corporate travel management interface for planning, booking and expense recording, which emerging services provider EzBizTrip has an innovative solution for. More productive trips by saving time and costs For small and medium-sized enterprises, which the corporate travel platform wants to reach out to, trip planning and claims submission can stretch employees to their limits. "On average, business travelers spend at least 20 minutes trying to file and manage their expenses from a three-day work trip," shared Takaya Tomose, Chief Executive Officer of EzBizTrip, who has reached out to travelers from Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. "I attend business trips about 180 days in a year and I've always felt that arranging the trip and sorting my travel expenses wasted my precious time. That amount of time would be more useful if spent on doing actual work and being productive." Apart from sending trip requests to their management teams, corporate travelers can create itineraries on EzBizTrip with a Smart Suggestion system. Underpinned by recommendation engines, the system provides travelers with personalized results that allow them to book swiftly and with certainty. They can also accurately record and submit all expenses on the go by snapping a photo of receipts and uploading them onto the platform. Furthermore, travelers can easily keep track of their expenses through automate ......read more

AIA Singapore to provide 50,000 video medical consultations for all AIA HealthShield Gold Max policyholders and extend Pre-authorisation to all private hospitals and healthcare providers

In addition to exclusive partnership with tele-medicine provider WhiteCoat, Pre-authorisation and a panel of healthcare partners are also amongst AIA’s key initiatives to provide its policyholders with peace of mind and continued access to quality healthcare  Download full image hereSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 March 2020 - AIA Singapore today announced that the insurer will cover the costs of 50,000 video medical consultations[1] provided by WhiteCoat, an on-demand tele-medicine provider, for all policyholders of AIA HealthShield Gold Max -- a MediSave-approved Integrated Shield Plan (IP). This is the latest in a series of proactive initiatives from AIA Singapore to protect individuals and families from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).   Individuals who require professional medical advice can engage WhiteCoat's Singapore-registered doctors from the comfort of their own home, exclusively via the AIA Healthcare App. After 50,000 video medical consultations have been utilised by AIA HealthShield Gold Max policyholders in Singapore, they can continue to engage WhiteCoat's services at a pre-negotiated rate of S$12 per consultation[2].   First to provide policyholders Pre-authorisation of medical claims at all private hospitals and healthcare providers nationwide   AIA Singapore also announced today other enhancements for AIA HealthShield Gold Max plans, including the extension of claims pre-authorisation to cover all non-emergency admissions and day surgeries at all private hospitals and healthcare providers across Singapore. Pre-authorisation is already available for policyholders seeking treatment with AIA Quality Healthcare Partners, a curated panel of private specialist doctors.   This extended service will be provided to all AIA HealthShield Gold Max policyholders -- representing approximately 1 in 5 Singapore Residents[3] -- effective 15 April 2020. The initiativ ......read more

Chubb makes new appointment for International Personal Lines Division in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - March 17, 2020 - Chubb announced today that Kate Burke has been appointed as Division Head of International Personal Lines (IPL) in Singapore since 1 March 2020. Ms. Burke will report to Scott Simpson, Country President for Chubb in Singapore. Ms. Burke joined Chubb in 2017 and has held roles with increasing responsibility. Her career with the company includes stints as the Asia Pacific Portfolio Manager for Travel and most recently, as Head of Travel for Singapore. With over 12 years of industry experience, Ms. Burke has a strong background in delivering consumer segment growth, optimising partnerships, spearheading marketing and product strategies and driving digital initiatives. In her new appointment, Ms. Burke will be responsible for the overall growth and management of Singapore's IPL division which includes the following lines of business: Personal Risk Services which provides coverage for fine homes and valuables, Residential insurance and Specialty coverage such as personal cyber or jewellery protection. She will also focus on deepening existing and forging new affinity partnerships as well as driving multi-channel distribution opportunities. On Ms. Burke's appointment, Mr. Simpson said, "Kate brings with her valuable experience from managing several key partnerships and consumer segment programs at Chubb. With her keen understanding of the consumer business, forward-thinking approach and ambition to deliver a superior experience to partners and consumers, I am confident she is a strong addition to the Singapore leadership team." About Chubb Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited, via acquisitions by its predecessor companies, has been present in Singapore since 1948. Chubb in Singapore provides underwriting and risk management expertise for all major classes of general insurance. The company's product offerings include Financ ......read more

Primal Revolutionises Agency-Client Relationship

Leading Thai Agency Develops SENTR™ Campaign Management Platform (CMP) to Enhance Results-Driven Digital Marketing BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 16 March 2020 - Primal is a leading digital marketing agency in Thailand offering brands incomparable strategic services to improve their online performance through robust and thoroughly devised digital solutions. They are now growing their clients' bottom line thanks to the development of a bespoke client relationship management (CRM) platform -- SENTR™.  SENTR™ is an integrated communications and campaign management platform (CMP). A hybrid between customer relationship management (CRM) and project management, SENTR™ utilises the latest technologies in task management, reporting and integrations. The new, internal system enables the efficient allocation of resources and increased transparency for clients. As Ronnie Chin, General Manager for Primal Malaysia, states: "The digital market is fierce. SENTR™ is our secret weapon to obliterate the competition and perform optimally for our clients". Ultimately, SENTR™ gives businesses a competitive advantage over their rivals, in particular those that still rely on disorganised, siloed and rigid systems. SENTR™ includes custom-built reporting, connected external technologies (Google, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, etc.) and live access, allowing clients to see precisely what is happening with their campaigns in real-time. By systemising and optimising campaign structures, employees can better use time on campaign optimisation and execution and reduce hours spent on performance and result reporting. Indeed, SENTR's™ campaign management automation improves employee efficiency by up to 70%.  "This is an immensely exciting time for Primal. Since I co-founded the company 4.5 years ago, it has always been my mission to provide clients with the best possible digital solutions and know-how in the marketp ......read more

SENTR™ by Primal Set to Ignite the Digital Marketing World Across Vietnam

Top Local Agency Is Boosting Client ROIs with Revolutionary New Integrated Communications & Campaign Management Platform (CMP) HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 16 March 2020 - Primal is a prominent digital marketing agency in Vietnam, providing unparalleled services to local and international brands to improve their online success through comprehensive and data-driven digital solutions. Thanks to the development of a customised client relationship management (CRM) platform -- SENTR™, they are now increasing the bottom line for their customers. For companies in Vietnam and beyond, SENTR™ opens a world of digital possibilities. SENTR™ is more than just a CRM; it is a fully integrated and transparent communications and campaign management platform. It handles two kinds of management: customer relationship and project. It offers clients and agencies a one-stop-shop for active task management, reporting, resource allocation, data analysis and third-party integrations. As Mark McDowell, Managing Director of Primal, states: "The goal from day one was for SENTR™ to rock the boat and shake up the staid digital market world, and I think we've achieved that". The platform's campaign management automation feature is already proving to be beneficial, with employees reporting a 70% increase in work efficiency. "It's hard to express just how game-changing this new platform is," says Benjamin Poirrier, General Manager for Primal Vietnam. "SENTR™ gives us a big competitive advantage over our rivals, particularly those that still rely on siloed, inflexible and disjointed systems." This product launch is a coordinated and strategic approach to achieve one key objective: raise awareness that the digital agency world is chaotic and wasteful, especially with regards to disorganisation, misallocation of resources and focus on the wrong business metrics. With SENTR™ as their ace card, the agency's primary mission is to guide ......read more

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Extends Partnership with Esker, Launches Digital Accounts Receivable Solution

Esker’s platform allows Fuji Xerox Clients to achieve faster, more efficient invoice processing  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 March 2020 - Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announced today its expanded partnership with business process and document automation leader, Esker to launch its Esker Accounts Receivable solution (hereafter, the Solution) in Asia Pacific. The AI-driven, cloud-based solution enables different teams to collaborate more effectively and is compliant with standards in over 60 countries globally. By accelerating invoice delivery, the newly launched Solution allows customers to reduce days sales outstanding (DSO) and processing costs, while simultaneously improving business efficiency. Currently, estimates indicate only 40% of companies have adopted e-invoicing, but that number is predicted to rise to 80% by 2025 as a result of government legislation or changing business processes by important trading partners[1]. The Solution automates the areas of accounts receivable (AR) that matter most to the business, from invoice delivery and credits and collections, to cash application and payments, allowing businesses to collect receivables in a timely manner.   The Solution is also PEPPOL-compliant (Pan European Public Procurement Online). As a certified PEPPOL Access Point, Esker processes, sends and receives invoices to any recipient within the PEPPOL network. This accreditation is key to Fuji Xerox customers, especially those based in Singapore, where the Government has adopted PEPPOL for Business -to-Government (B2G) document exchanges.   Recognizing Esker's AR benefits, Fuji Xerox Singapore is also one of the first companies in Asia Pacific to adopt this solution. The AR solution has helped the company reduce costs by 22 percent and enjoy faster payment cycles. By eliminating manual data entry and digitising the invoicing process, Fuji Xerox Singapore has reduced the average time required ......read more

LocalGuide.co launches 2 new websites in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 March 2020 - Since 2019, LocalGuide.co has been compiling the best services in Singapore, dedicated to help readers with the resources and ideas for anything and everything under the sun. The content on the website is regularly updated and features a curated selection of companies that provide the relevant service to ease what readers are looking for. The team at LocalGuide.co conducts extensive research, verifies the company profile, and scours online reviews before publishing the article live. A sample article found in the website is "Engagement Rings: 6 Best & Affordable Ateliers in Singapore" This article aims to help young couples who are shopping for their engagement rings. Since its launch in 2019, LocalGuide.co has doubled its traffic every quarter and reached a wider audience. Recently, they have announced a launch of 2 more new websites, IT.com.sg and NearMe.com.sg, each offering specific content to cater to the unique needs of readers. IT.com.sg offers a guide through compilation of the best tech services in the country. This includes a broad scope of businesses from the "best cyber security company" to the "best digital marketing agency in Singapore" to help business leaders make better decisions for their company. For tech enthusiasts and SME entrepreneurs alike, IT.com.sg aims to enlighten and educate on the power of technology by connecting them to the best service providers around for their business or personal development. IT-related courses remain to be relevant in today's age for working professionals, from IT managers and executives to marketers, to keep up with new developments. IT.com.sg touches on current trending topics and courses, such as "5 Academies To Get Your CISSP Certification In Singapore" and "Top 17 Firms To Sign Up For Data Analytics Courses In SG" to help businesses and individuals maintain a competitive edge. NearMe.com.sg targets locatio ......read more

ERIKS collaborates with Ultimaker to Scale Up 3D Printing Capacity for OEM and MRO Industries

Multi-Product Specialist supports customers through co-engineering and facilitates high industry standards to 3D print parts on demand UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Media OutReach - 13 March 2020 - Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, today announced that ERIKS, a provider of technical components and services to all sections of industry worldwide, has scaled up the 3D printing production capacity for its OEM and MRO customers. ERIKS equipped its production facilities in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, with multiple Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundles, to co-engineer with customers and offer them full support in identifying, designing and printing applications. A special Clean Manufacturing Facility offers EC1935/2004 manufacturing to customers of ERIKS in need for food-safe parts. ERIKS has 7,500 skilled people working at more than 300 locations worldwide, serving industrial customers in 22 different industries. Sander Splinter, Managing Director at ERIKS Netherlands: "We see enormous potential in 3D printing for industrial purposes. By combining our industry, product and application knowledge with the accessible and reliable 3D printing solutions from Ultimaker, we can fully support our customers in co-engineering parts with more speed and design freedom when using injection moulding. In 2019, we managed to save over 350,000 euros only by implementing 3D printed production aids and eliminating safety hazards in our own facilities. We are now gradually helping our customers to benefit from 3D printing, by advising them based on data analysis on which parts are suitable to print, but also through site-scans at their facilities. Based on these visits we can co-engineer and print the identified applications on the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, guaranteeing quality, reproducibility and reliability of the parts according to their specific industry standards." Job van de Sande, Head of Technology Sealing & Polymer Technol ......read more

UNICEF HK?????????? ‘for every child, hygiene’

Protecting children in low-income families living in 10,000 sub-divided flats to fight the epidemicMr Martin Lee pledged a donation for purchase of 1 million child face masks through Henderson Development Anti-Epidemic FundHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 13 March 2020 - UNICEF HK is working with our partners to keep children and their families safe amid COVID-19 outbreak. As part of the global efforts in preventing the spread of the virus and reducing stress and anxiety among children and adolescents, ?????????? 'for every child, hygiene' disseminates educational resources on personal hygiene, disease prevention and control to 10,000 grassroots families living in subdivided flats. Over 100 volunteers will be trained to share preventative measures to inform children, pregnant women and families about how to protect themselves. They will conduct home visits to these low-income families to understand children's concerns in combating the epidemic and facilitate effective communications on the educational resources. In addition, hygiene bags with personal care items will be handed out during the home visits. This response has received support from the HKSAR Government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving these families have already started reaching out through their strong local networks.  UNICEF HK launches 'for every child, hygiene', providing disinfection service by spraying self-sanitizing coating, delivering hygiene bags and disseminating educational resources on personal and household hygiene to 10,000 grassroots families living in subdivided flats.© UNICEF HK/2020   The COVID-19 epidemic has created an acute demand of surgical masks, as the Centre for Health Protection has advised the public to wear a mask when taking public transport or staying in crowded places. However, the availability of face masks, especially, child face masks is limited. If classes resume in mid-April, the demand of chi ......read more

Qualitas To Provide COVID-19 Mobile Home Sampling

SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 13 March 2020 - In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) worldwide, homegrown and leading primary healthcare provider, Qualitas Medical Group ("Qualitas") has introduced the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme where individuals or organisations potentially at risk, are able to be tested within their respective homes or offices. The programme is endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, ("MOH"), and in collaboration with DoctorOnCall as well as Clinipath (M) Sdn Bhd ("Clinipath"), an MOH accredited lab for COVID-19 screening. In introducing the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme, YBhg. Dato' Dr Noorul Ameen Bin Mohamed Ishack, Chairman and Managing Director of Qualitas said, "At Qualitas, we believe in providing holistic and comprehensive solutions for the general public. Through the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme, patients can utilise the tele-medicine platform thereby reducing the risks of exposure of COVID-19. The high-risk patients are not required to leave their home as Qualitas' medically-qualified sampling team will conduct a home visit to collect samples for lab processing. Results will be shared with patients verbally and by email once the test result is ready." Public can obtain more information and access to the Qualitas COVID-19 Screening Programme by logging on to www.qualitas.com.my, call the Qualitas Hotline at 03-7964 6363 (ext. 6309) or via the following steps:1.    Get in touch with a medical professional on DoctorOnCall A preliminary consultation session can be conducted through the DoctorOnCall Health Advisory portal, which is already available on the MOH's website (Tanya Doktor -- http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/2019-ncov-wuhan). Through this platform, patients will have complimentary access to Qualitas doctors who have been as ......read more



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