Revenue surged by 76.5%
Continues to develop
payment software solutions and hardware supporting services
Year ended 31 March
Profit before tax
Profit (loss) for
(loss) per share (HK cents)
HONG KONG, CHINA -
- 22 June, 2018 -
Solutions Holdings Limited
Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; Stock Code: 8062) announced its annual results. For the
year ended 31 March 2018 ("FY2018"), the Group recorded revenue of
approximately HK$94.1 million (2017: HK$53.3 million), representing a
significant increase of approximately 76.5% which is mainly due to an increase
in provision of software solution services of approximately 1,052.2% compared
to that in FY2017.
In FY2018, the Group recorded profit for
the year of approximately HK$21.7 million (2017: loss of approximately HK$1.3 million).
The turnaround result was mainly due to completion of an increased number of
software solution projects with high contract values in FY2018, which is set
off against the increase in the share-based payment expenses, and absence of
nonrecurring listing expenses, boosted the profit of the Group.
The Group intends t ......read more
Government leaders, academics and
international experts discuss new strategies and new urban design guidelines to
address Hong Kong's ageing population problem
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 June, 2018 - On 22 June 2018, the
Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD) held the HKIUD Conference 2018 to
discuss Hong Kong's ageing population problem and arrive at new solutions. The event
was held at the Happy Valley Racecourse Hong Kong Jockey Club, and was also livestreamed on the Internet for the public. We are honoured to be supported by sponsors
including Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking and Hong Kong Jockey Club,
Government statistics show that the proportion of Hong
Kong's population aged 65 and above is set to double to 31% by
2036. With a line-up of world-class speakers in attendance, the conference
explored the physical and social aspects of how Hong Kong
can be more inclusive and improved to strengthen cultural ties in the community.
The key purpose of the conference
was, through insightful presentations and round
table discussions, to arrive at a set of new urban design guidelines
that can be tangibly applied to current
projects in Hong Kong. Hon. Bernard Chan, GBS, JP, Convenor of the
Non-official Members of the Executive Council, HKSAR Government; and Dr
Hon. Lam Ching-choi, BBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Elderly
Commission, HKSAR Government, presented their vision for how Hong
Kong can solve the ageing
Open round table discussions were
also held to propose tangible solutions that serve the ageing population in the form of urban design guidelines. The discussion includes international speakers as
well as local stakeholders like Mr Marco Wu, GBS, SBS, Chairman, Hong Kong
Housing Society; Ms Winnie Ho, JP, Deputy Director of Architectural Services,
HKSAR Government; and Mr Timothy Ma, JP, Non-Executive Director,
Urban Renewal Authority.
Prof. Stephen Tang, BBS ......read more
Noted for "Best-in-class Suite Capabilities"
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - June 22,
2018 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in
cybersecurity solutions, has been named a market leader in endpoint security --
having been judged to have the highest score in the "current offering" category
among the 15 evaluated vendors, given a five out of a possible five score for
the strategy category and among the second-highest scores in the market
to The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security
Suites, Q2 2018 report,
"Trend Micro continues to offer the most flexible
and fully featured suite on the market" and "Trend Micro maintains its position
as a market leader with continuous evolution of its prevention and detection
engines along with best-in-class suite capabilities."
Eric Skinner, vice
president product strategy, Trend Micro said, "We built our solution
enhancements in response to the direct and on-going input of customers and
prospects. In our view, this evaluation demonstrates that we continue to get it
right. We believe that it's another proof point that Trend Micro is a strong
alternative to legacy AV solutions and has no need for additive products."
just a few months after being named
a Leader in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint
Protection Platforms (EPP), Trend Micro believes that this latest evaluation is
more confirmation that its endpoint has advanced in the ways critical to the
criteria for the current offering includes malware and exploit prevention,
behavioral detection, and product performance, which Forrester validated using
customer feedback and third-party test results. Appraisal of strategy takes
into account corporate vision and focus, security community involvement, and
product road map, while judging market presence requires a focus on each
vendor's enterprise customer base and licensing partner ......read more
REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA - Media
OutReach - 21
June 2018 - Republic of Srpska is planning to place Eurobonds with
a five-year maturity and a coupon range of 4.5%-5% per annum. Final price
guidance will be communicated on Friday after revision of the order book.
The planned Eurobond issue has attracted interest from
investors in Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and London, after
Republic of Srpska representatives conducted a roadshow 11-20 of June.
The order book is expected to be closed on 22 June, after
which the Republic will determine the final placement amount. The Global
Coordinator of the planned issue is headquartered in Hong Kong: BMI Securities Limited, a broker firm with a
strong base of private investors in Asia and Europe.
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Manufacturer target market (MIFID II product governance) is eligible
counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No
PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as not available to
retail in EEA. No sales to retail clients, as defined under MiFID II.
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this communication or such other information comes should inform themselves
about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these
restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such
No prospectus has been or will be published in relation to
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LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach -
21 June 2018 - Even though there is, something alluring about the far away, a
lot can be said on spending quality time discovering your native land. Have you
seen the hashtags be a tourist in your own country? Search on Instagram and you
will discover millions of posts of amazing, breath-taking, scenic, jaw dropping
destinations of people travelling in their own country discovering hidden gems.
Aren't we always looking for a new place to discover or somewhere new and
exciting to go on a holiday?
a simple fact that the more time you take to seek out new things, the more you
discover. Why not look at what our own country has to offer. Yes, what Malaysia
has to offer and travelling in your own country can be an absolute breeze,
leaving you more time to focus on the beautiful sights around you. DoubleTree
Hotel & Resorts in Malaysia is leaving a trail of crumbs for you to follow,
so read on!
is only one place where all the colors, flavors, sounds and sights of Asia come
together -- Malaysia. Our country is truly the heart of Asia with its vibrant
metropolises, gorgeous beaches, wildlife and it is without a doubt that we have
one of the best local food thought out the world.
other county is "Truly Asia" as Malaysia. Endless experiences to fulfill
all your wildest, travel related, dreams. Add on to having great weather, you
will see that Malaysia, quite literally, has it all.
you are travelling on business or leisure, discover some of the sites that
Malaysia has to offer better yet, stay at one of the DoubleTree Hotel &
Resorts in Malaysia for your next vacation.
Comfortable, Smart the hotel that turns travels into human experiences
DoubleTree by Hilton, is one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT)
14 market leading brands and is known for its famous warm chocolate chip cookie
greeting around the world, however you will experienc ......read more
stem cell research examining the differences between young and old stem cells
can contribute to better stem cell treatment for all.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June
2018 - In partnership
with Tokyo Medical University, Kintaro Cells Power is working to build the
research around mesenchymal stem cells and improve the quality of life for all.
The two have embarked on a joint research project to examine the differences in
the effect that old and young stem cells have on the body, in a bid to improve
future stem cell treatments for patients.
difference between old and young stem cells
Over time, young stem cells wear down through the
process of ageing, being exposed to the effects of DNA damage, oxidative
stress, mitochondrial damage, and inflammation. The onset of ageing increases
the risk of diseases, hormonal changes and differences in energy and
metabolism. However, the effects of ageing can be reversed if the patient
receives stem cells from young and healthy donors. The researchers have also
found that the effect of stem cells on patients is stronger if they receive
allogenic rather than autologous cells. In other words, the patient is more
likely to see better results if they receive donor cells rather than have their
own cells re-introduced into their bodies.
With the goal to bring stem cell treatment to as
many patients as possible, Kintaro Cells Power is expanding their reach with
plans to open new production facilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and
Thailand. These production facilities have the goal of improving the efficiency
of stem cell cultivation, reducing the cost of production while ensuring that
only the highest standards are met for stem cell production. In these
countries, Kintaro Cells Power will also conduct clinical trials to ensure the
viability of their stem cells for all regions they operate in.
"We want to bring the healing power of Kintaro
Cells™ to more people and help the ......read more
- Media OutReach - 20 June 2018 - LivesOne World Singapore Conference
held on June 14th dedicated to blockchain technology, discussing its investment
opportunities and challenges including regulatory consensus. The event brought
together the major players in the industry from all over the world along with
over 250 attendees drawn from technology, education, finance, government and
Themed "Consensus, Symbiosis and Telesis," LivesOne World
Singapore was the first in a series of blockchain conferences organized
worldwide by the Singapore Symbiosis Economy Foundation (SEF), with the goal of
building a consensus and cooperation platform for the global blockchain
co-workers, and redefining the user value, ecosystem, business model based on
the architecture for Bitcoin that was launched in 2008, blockchain is
established on an information architecture that is shared and continually
reconciled. This is a way of using the network that has obvious benefits. The
blockchain database isn't stored in any single location, meaning the records it
keeps are truly public and easily verifiable. No centralized version of this
information exists for a hacker to corrupt. Hosted by millions of computers
simultaneously, its data is accessible to anyone on the internet. By allowing
digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology
created the backbone of a new type of internet.
Chen, Founder & CEO of Maxthon Web Browser and Chairman of SEF, presented
LivesOne, the world's first cryptocurrency application platform. Still at the planning stage, the
platform will include:
server architecture to reduce the risk of privacy leaks
multiple decentralized applications, dApps
LivesOne three interfaces: Payment interface, mining interface and transac ......read more
Company's culture of
innovation drives new products and services to help businesses
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - June 20,
2018 - Experian® has been named among the top 100 most innovative
companies in the world for the fifth year in a row by Forbes magazine. In the publication's eighth annual list of the
Innovative Companies," Experian climbed to the rank of 57th and was amongst the top 10 most innovative companies
headquartered in Europe.
Technology, innovation and new sources of
data are fusing to create an unprecedented number of new ways to solve pressing
business and consumer challenges. This accolade underscores
Experian's commitment to innovation, and using the power of data and technology
to transform lives, businesses and economies for the better.
"It is an honour to be recognised for innovation for the
fifth year running," said Brian Cassin, CEO, Experian. "We have created a
culture of continuous innovation focused on opportunities for businesses and
consumers in today's digital and data economy."
jumped up 40 places in this year's ranking, placing it alongside some of the
world's leading technology companies including Tesla, Netflix and Amazon.
Forbes' ranking identifies firms that investors believe to be innovative at
present, and that will continue to achieve profitable new growth through
innovation in the future. This recognition demonstrates investors' confidence
in Experian's ability to innovate both today and in the years ahead.
about Experian's commitment to innovation at http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/2018/06/14/forbes-2018/.
Experian is the world's leading global information services
company. During life's big moments -- from buying a home or a car, to sending a
child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers -- we
empower consumers and our clients to manage t ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20th June 2018 -
By 2025, the number of global mobile internet users is predicted
to expand by over 50%. We believe it is important to understand and
meet the specific needs of this massive wave of new mobile users, and deliver
the same first-class Yahoo Mail experience regardless of device, location,
storage capacity, or network speeds.
As such, our team has been
working to deliver on this promise of global access and equality and, today, we
are proud to unveil two new major initiatives: 1. a completely modern Yahoo
Mail mobile web experience, and 2. a new app optimized for Android Go phones.
New Mobile Web Experience: The Best Mail in your Browser
In order to deliver a beautiful, high-quality Yahoo Mail
experience no matter where you are in the world, it was critical for our team
to make the mobile browser experience extremely fast and lightweight, while
significantly improving current features. The difference between the old and
new is striking.
The new, enhanced mobile browser experience shares many of the same features as the top-rated Yahoo Mail app
with the added benefit of freeing up space, including:
Swipe through your inbox: The ability to take
actions on emails quickly and easily by swiping right to mark as read and
left to delete.Customize your look and feel: New
color themes with light and dark backgrounds that allow you to personalize your
inbox.Get organized easily with folders: Beautiful sidebar menu with folders for easy organization.Never hunt for an email address:
Auto-suggest your most frequent email addresses when you type the first few
letters, so sending an email is faster than ever.Infinite scrolling inbox: Scroll all the way down
your inbox without having to hit "next" to see more emails.Take quick action on emails:
Easily delete, forward, reply and do more from the easy acc ......read more
Bae Doona will star in the Netflix drama, KINGDOM, expected to air in December
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 June
2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman
Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its
subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production
groups founded by financier Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that Korean
top star Bae Doona, who is represented by SBD Entertainment Inc., one of the
renowned talent management agencies under the Group's associated company,
Spackman Media Group Limited ("SMGL")
will be featured as the lead actress in the Netflix original drama, KINGDOM.
KINGDOM is a historical
drama where Bae Doona will be playing a Joseon
doctor named Seo-bi investigating the mystery of a pestilence that threatens the whole
country. Play writer Kim Eun-hee who is known for SIGNAL (2016), PHANTOM
(2012), and SIGN (2011) will be
writing the script, while director Kim Seong-hun of TUNNEL (2016) and A HARD DAY
(2014) will be helming the project. The six-episode drama is expected to air on
Netflix in December 2018.
2018 marks the
20th year in Bae Doona's illustrious career, which includes starring roles in
several of Korea's all-time highest grossing
films including TUNNEL (2016) and
THE HOST (2006). She has also become
one of Korea's leading international icons, having starred in the Wachowskis
siblings' CLOUD ATLAS, JUPITER RISING and SENSE8 and chosen as the face of Louis Vuitton's Series 4 global
Lee, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of Spackman
Entertainment Group, said, "Considering the strength of the artist rosters of
our associate company SMGL, which includes Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin, So Ji-sub,
and Bae Doona, and our wholly-owned Constellation Agency, we plan to continue
exploiting their talent management platforms, whose total revenues exceed that
of the Company, to increase value for ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 June 2018 - Etiqa
Insurance Singapore has launched Tiq
Home Insurance, a new home protection plan available for online purchase with
premiums starting from S$28 annually. Providing flexible coverage with benefits
designed to meet consumers' needs, Tiq
Home Insurance debuts in an exciting new campaign endorsed by 'Singapore
Boy', Hossan Leong.
With benefits that are
specially selected based on a 2018 consumer study on common household concerns,
Tiq Home Insurance by Etiqa offers
flexible coverage that translates into affordable pricing. The plan allows
homeowners and tenants to choose their preferred sum insured for building,
renovation and home contents across different period options. Value-added
services such as 24/7 home repair assistance are included.
"At Etiqa, we want to enhance
customers' experience and create greater savings", said Sue Chi Kong, Chief
Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. "It is important to put
ourselves in the shoes of our customers. As a homeowner myself, these are
potential issues that I am concerned with."
In 2017, almost 70% of 3,871
fire calls in Singapore originated from residential premises, according to
SCDF's statistics. Tiq Home Insurance
addresses the immediate needs of residents in the event of a fire with S$5,000 cash
allowance within 24 hours -- a first-in-market feature that helps the insured get
back on their feet quickly.
To enhance public awareness
on home insurance, Hossan Leong, a.k.a. Singapore Boy, has also been chosen as
the official ambassador of Tiq Home
Insurance. As part of the campaign, Leong is seen fronting a series of
light-hearted media broadcasts and tongue-in-cheek tags, conveying the
importance of getting the right home protection.
Accidents do happen, but
taking precautions can help to minimise one's losses. Tiq Home Insurance by Etiqa assures homeowners and tenants that they
h ......read more
Rise in cancer cases and an ageing population put huge strains on medical
services, according to Aon Asia Healthcare Trends Report 2017/18
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 JUNE
2018 - Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global
professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and
health solutions, has launched its inaugural Asia Healthcare
Trends Report 2017/18.
The report examines medical
inflation, its key drivers, and prevailing cost management strategies by
insurers across 11 markets in the region. Each market is also allocated an Aon
Medical Inflation Index (AMII) score, which compares the average medical
inflation rate in each location for 2017 and 2018 with a projected inflation
rate for the next three years. The AMII score for Hong Kong is 78.8--better than the
regional median of 82.7 but the highest in Greater
forecast for 2018 is 8.4%, up slightly from the 8.2% forecast for 2017. However,
40% of insurers predict a significant increase in healthcare costs over the
next three years.
Trends in cost management
Asia is being hit
by a convergence of several unfavourable factors including a rapidly growing
middle class with heightened expectations of healthcare outcomes, an ageing
population, and high incidence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer,
cardiovascular disease, and respiratory-related conditions.
The report tracked
a moderate reduction in inflation rate in Hong Kong from 2014 to 2016, from
9.0% to 7.5%. However, inflationary pressures have been building on a number of
fronts--notably an ageing population and public health system struggling to
cope with increased demand. The report noted that a majority of Hong Kong
residents are now 50 to 59 years of age, and over time, a large population of
seniors aged 80 years and above will put significant strain on medical and care
Furtherm ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach
- 19 June 2018 - ADM Capital, the
London and Hong Kong-based private credit fund manager, working closely with
Tejara Capital and Houlihan Lokey, has led a successful US$520 million refinancing
for International Oasis Holding Company KSCC
ADM Capital led a consortium
of international investors including certain funds and accounts managed by Empyrean Capital Partners, LP, NatWest Markets Plc and CQS Dedicated Opportunities Fund.
Funds managed by ADM Capital
provided US$300 million of the total refinancing package.
investments include a stake in Aston
Martin, the British luxury car brand.
Oasis was advised by Houlihan Lokey,
Dubai, Tejara Capital, London and Latham & Watkins.
ADM Capital was
advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London.
Commenting, Robert Appleby, co-CIO and co-founder of ADM Capital, said:
"ADM Capital's lead
position in this complex US$520m refinancing is testament to our strong
international network, expertise in structuring equity and debt financings and our
ability to deploy significant capital. We benefit from a highly experienced senior
team and a 20-year track record of delivering to our investors hard to find,
high returning investment opportunities with particular expertise in the Asia
Pacific and European markets."
Commenting, Chris Botsford, co-CIO and co-founder of ADM Capital, said:
"ADM Capital has built a reputation for being a reliable and trusted
source of long term capital. This refinancing follows on from several fixed
income investments ADM Capital has made related to Aston Martin. We are delighted
to lead a transaction that supports a stakeholder of Aston and continue to be
impressed by the outstanding management team unleashing the rich potential of
this iconic luxury sports car manufacturer."
About ADM Capital
ADM Capital is a Hong Ko ......read more
Avnet wins HR Asia's first award in Taiwan for "Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 -- Taiwan"
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 19 JUNE 2018 - Avnet
Asia Pte Ltd has been named one of the Best Companies to Work
for in Asia -- Taiwan. This is the latest achievement by Avnet's employees which
builds upon the company's previous recognition from HR Asia Awards in Hong Kong.
Avnet Taiwan received the "Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 -- Taiwan" from HR Asia at the award ceremony
HR Asia's rigorous assessment process
proved Avnet's track record regarding its outstanding employer practices,
identifying Avnet as an employer of choice in Asia. In the employee survey,
Avnet scored higher than the industry average in worker engagement, providing a
healthy workplace culture, and offering employee development opportunities. Avnet
and the other winners were selected by a panel of judges sourced from an
extensive range of independent industry experts, academics, journalists and
Yun, regional president, sales, Avnet Taiwan and South Asia commented, "It is a great
honor for Avnet Taiwan to be recognized by HR Asia as one of the Best Companies
to Work for in Asia. Avnet has been guiding today's ideas into tomorrow's technology
in Taiwan for more than 30 years. We take pride in caring for our employees by
helping them grow and develop their careers, and by contributing back to
society. This award is a strong recognition and endorsement of our commitment
to employee wellness as well as individual growth and development."
"HR Asia's Best Companies to Work for in Asia award recognizes
companies for their workplace and employee engagement practices. Recipients,
such as Avnet Taiwan, have and continue to demonstrate their willingness to go
the extra mile in ensuring employees are well taken care of and are fully
engaged. The award is benchmarked against global best practices and the
results a ......read more
New Category Introduced and
Number of Jurors Increased to Enhance Industry Representation
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 June 2018 -
The Quality Building Award 2018 (QBA 2018) results have now officially been
announced at the QBA 2018 Award Presentation Ceremony, held at the Grand
Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
QBA was co-founded in 2002 by nine of Hong Kong's leading property sector
institutions and has been jointly organized on a biennial basis since. It has
become established as the most unbiased, prestigious industry award in building
sector. Among the nine co-organizing institutions, QBA 2018 was led by the Hong
Kong Institute of Surveyors. QBA 2020 will be led by the Hong Kong Quality
In addition to around 500 industry leaders attending in person, the Ceremony was also attended
by The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung,
GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region and
WONG Wai Lun, Michael, JP, Secretary for Development of the Government of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
QBA 2018 features six main categories with "Grand Award" and "Merit"
awards. Of all the winners, a special "Quality Excellence Award" will be
awarded to the best overall project. A panel of 13 jurors of diverse
professional backgrounds assesses the projects according to strict criteria.
The Hon Matthew CHEUNG
Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special
said: "The theme
of the 2018 Award is "Driven by Profession * United for Success"
which echoes well with the governance philosophy of the current-term
Government. Quality buildings are essential ingredients for a growing and
dynamic metropolis like Hong Kong. The Quality Building Award further raises
the benchmark and widens the quality spectrum for excellent construction
projects in Hong Kong and beyond. The finalists presented to us ......read more
Using Blockchain to fill in for the
lack of legal frameworkAllows media platforms to host
accurate targeted ads, maximizing eCPM for better monetization of their website
traffic, which would increased ROI on ad placements for advertisersImplement effective anti-fraud
measures to prevent all forms of ad fraud
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - June
18, 2018 - With
investigations into the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal resulting in
lawsuits and GDPR coming into effect, digital advertising's unbridled
collection and usage of user data is finally meeting legal resistance. The
digital advertising industry, previously opaque and behind-the-scenes, is
finally being pulled out into the light, with the general public waking up to
the full reach and power of the industry.
today's technologically accelerated age, laws may not be enough to protect user
privacy. Current legal frameworks evolved over centuries, whereas today's
advances in digital technology, following Moore's law, are growing at an
Matwyshyn, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, who
tracks the intersection of law and technology points out, "Generally, [the law]
is at least five years behind technology as it is developing."
Can Blockchain Fill in for the Lack of Legal
technological advances, we can proactively address areas where laws fail to
keep up the pace.
technology, the underlying mechanism behind Bitcoin, is one such example.
Renowned for ability to keep data secure and anonymous, blockchain keeps an
immutable, traceable digital ledger on digital "blocks" linked together through
digital cryptography. In the case of Bitcoin, these blocks store transaction
data, but in practise, it could store any data.
With the rapid
development of blockchain's potential applications across a range of
industries, blockchain technology has fi ......read more
Rapid pace of
global innovation acceleration on display across AI, AR, VR, 5G and more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - June 18, 2018 - CES Asia® 2018 wrapped today
with the rapid pace of global innovation front and center over the show's three
day duration. The next stage of technology advancements were showcased across
vehicle tech, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented
reality, digital health and more. The event, 24 percent larger than last year
in terms of footprint, cemented itself as the place to fully experience how the
pace of technology is accelerating globally. CES Asia, the premier event for
tech innovation in the Asian marketplace, will return to Shanghai, China, June
"5G and AI are igniting growth across the entire tech ecosystem
changing the way we interact with technology and the world around us," said
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. "It's
incredible to see technology refining and reinventing itself at such a fast
pace. Just six months ago we were at CES with life-altering tech all around us.
This week, I saw that technology refined, enhanced and built upon in many ways,
especially with AI and 5G integration and the creative ways those technologies
are being imagined and implemented."
With 43,000 trade attendees and total attendance of over 46,000,
including 1,400+ members of the global media, up 20 percent over 2017 total
attendance, CES Asia 2018 broke records. More than 500 companies showcased tech
breakthroughs across 50,000 gross square meters of exhibit space; a 24 percent
increase over 2017 and 2.5 times larger than the inaugural 2015 event.
"CES Asia is the best indicator of consumer technology trends in
Asia," said Lenovo Group. "As a frequent exhibitor at CES, Lenovo Group is
exhibiting at CES Asia for the first time and fully demonstrated Lenovo China's
new strategic vision, ......read more
PRUbiz beyond customers to enjoy exclusive services offered by Colony
MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 18th
June 2018 - Colony, a co-working space and serviced office provider, today
announced a partnership with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (Prudential)
through which PRUbiz beyond
customers will enjoy exclusive services offered by Colony.PRU
beyond is a business solution offered by Prudential that focuses on protecting
a company's assets, including its business and people, from uncertainty and
risk. Under the partnership, Prudential's PRUbiz
beyond customers will be able to enjoy exclusive business lifestyle services
offered by Colony under the PRUbiz
beyond Privilege Loyalty programme.
complimentary service includes:
Three months of open hotdesk membership
with unlimited access to work in Colony's common areas -- the Lounge and Café
Area available at Colony@KLCC, as well as Colony's newest branch located at KL
Eco City, opening in July 2018.Wireless high-speed internet for unlimited
devices while at ColonyPreferred rates for event lounge and
meeting room reservations
prevalent in major cities in the world, co-working spaces are widely regarded
as the future of offices and work environments. Launched in July 2017, Colony
has thrived in its prime KL city centre location. The company offers service
plans ranging from reserved desks, private suites, hot desks and prepaid passes
as well as exceptional amenities such as rooftop swimming pool access, massage
room, nap rooms, along with an in-house Espressolab. With additional plans to
expand its presence in the local co-working space industry, Colony wishes to
expand their brand by bringing forth a second division of serviced offices
based at KL Eco City by July this year.
partnership is very exciting for both companies. We look forward to working
with Prudential by taking care of their customers during their time here at
Colony. ......read more
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 18 Jun 2018 - Promotional offers can make a whole lot of difference when it comes to buying any product. When you're out shopping, a discounted product or one that offers something more than what you pay for has the potential to catch your eye right away.
While you may have come across plenty of promotions on various lifestyle products and accessories, here's one that you simply won't see coming. BBazaar.my, an online marketplace for financial products and services, is offering free gifts worth up to RM300 if your application is approved.
This promotion is valid for first-time applicants of credit cards and personal loans on BBazaar.my. If your application for a new credit card is approved, you'll get a Tesco online voucher worth RM50 and a Smart Bracelet worth RM250. Looking to take advantage of the credit card promotion? You'll need to apply for any one of the Citibank credit cards or Standard Chartered credit cards available on BBazaar.my.
If your personal loan application is approved, you'll get a Tesco online voucher worth RM50. For the personal loan promotion, you'll need to apply for a Citibank personal loan. Both these promotional offers are valid until 31 July 2018.
With most of you unable to make time for personal tasks and the fintech revolution gathering steam, you don't need to make your way to a bank every now and then. On BBazaar.my, you can search, compare, and apply for multiple financial products without so much as moving an inch from your couch. With a seamless end-to-end user experience on offer, there's no reason for you to go anywhere else whether you need a credit card or a home loan.
Vipin Kalra, the CEO of BankBazaar International said, "Our aim is to provide instant access to financial services and the process is easier for banks as we can be seen as an additional channel for them to reach out to customers.''
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HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 June 2018 - The first Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Bordeaux Greats Events -- Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole on Wine and Food Tourism Promotion (MoU) was signed yesterday (16 June 2018) at the Bordeaux Wine Festival to further strengthen cooperation between the two cities on wine and food tourism promotion.
The MoU confirms that the HKTB and Bordeaux will continue their collaboration in staging the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival from 2018 to 2022. It also, for the first time, underlines a pledge to strengthen cooperation and exchanges on wine and food tourism between Hong Kong and Bordeaux. The two cities seek to further enhance their tourism appeal through joint promotions of their wine and gourmet food to visitors globally.
After the signing of the MoU, the HKTB hosted a cocktail reception for the wine industry in Bordeaux, at which highlights of the forthcoming 2018 Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival were revealed, in an effort to attract the participation of the Bordeaux wine trade in the event.
The 2018 Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival will continue to expand its scale and introduce new elements to surprise visitors and locals alike. This year, not only will the venue be the largest ever; there will also be plenty of new party elements to create a lively and exciting atmosphere. In addition, the HKTB will invite celebrity chefs in the region to work together to present a splendid feast, and offer a collection of the most famous street food for visitors and locals to savour the most authentic tastes from different regions and countries.
To showcase Hong Kong's culinary delights to the Bordeaux wine industry, three Hong Kong Michelin-starred chefs were invited by the HKTB to present their signature dishes at the cocktail reception.
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