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Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited Announces 2018 Interim Results

Achieved 11% growth to HK$876 million in interim profitExpecting steady elevation to continue in the second half   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 August 2018 - Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited ('Miramar" or 'the Group", HKSE stock code: 71) announced on 17 August the unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.     HK$ Million For the six months ended 30 June 2018 2017 Change Revenue 1,600 1,559   3 % Underlying profit attributable to shareholders*   406 333 22% Underlying earnings per share (Basic)*   59 cents  57 cents 4% Interim dividend per share 24 cents 23 cents   4%   * Underlying profit attributable to shareholders and underlying earnings per share (basic) are calculated by excluding the post-tax effects of the investment properties revaluation movements and other non-operating and non-recurring items such as net gain on disposal of a subsidiary   For the six months ended 30 June 2018 (the "Reporting Period"), the Group's unaudited revenue was HK$1,600 million, representing a growth of 3% compared to the six months ended 30 June 2017 (the "Last Corresponding Period"). Profit for the reporting period, at HK$876 million, increased by 11% compared to the last corresponding period.  Basic earnings per share recorded a decrease of 7% to HK$1.25 (2017: HK$1.34) compared to the last corresponding period.   Mr. Lai Ho Man, Miramar's Director of Group Finance, said, "Taking into account the effect of the increased number of shares issued in the beginning of the reporting period pursuant to the bonus warrant scheme, basic earnings per share would have shown a growth in line with the Profit." Unaudited underlying profit attributable to shareho more

GPS, an Energy Investment Holding in Thailand Completed First Tranche of Subscription of BGBS’s Share

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 Aug 2018 - Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings Limited ("the Company" or "Beijing Gas Blue Sky", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", HKSE stock code: 6828) is pleased to announce that, Global Power Synergy Group (Thailand) Company Limited ("GPS"), an energy investment holding in Thailand, has completed the first tranche of subscription of 100,000,000 new Shares of the Company. While the second tranche of subscription of 50,000,000 new Shares will be completed on or before 28 Sep 2018. Immediately upon the issue and allotment of all the Subscription Shares under both the First Tranche and the Second Tranche, GPS will own 1.21% of the issued share capital of the Company.   On 24 Jan 2018, the Company entered into the Subscription Agreement with Mrs. Surangrat Chirathivat, a key shareholder and president of GPS. The Company also entered into a non-binding Strategic Cooperation Agreement with GPS, to create a strategic cooperation relationship between the parties.   Pursuant to the Strategic Cooperation Agreement, the parties have agreed, among other things, the followings:   a) In view of the encouraging energy related business development opportunities and collaborations in the South East Asia, Northeast Asia, (including the People's Republic of China) and Oceania, subject to the specific contracts to be entered between the parties, the parties would like to cooperate in selected projects, in the following aspects:         I.   sourcing and trading of liquefied nature gas ("LNG") for buyers in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia;       II.   supplying of LNG to power plants and/or other infrastructure in Thailand and Southeast Asia;      III.   increasing natural gas usage in Thailand; and     IV.    utilizing from each Party's competitive advantages to enha more

Road King Announces 2018 Interim Results

Property Sales Reach Record High Profit for the First Six Months Surges by 210%   Acquires 5 Land Parcels to Strengthen Land Reserve Introduces Investor to Capture Road Opportunities Along Belt and Road   Financial Highlights:   Unaudited results for the period ended 30 June   2018 2017 Change Revenue (RMB million) 5,722 3,166 +81% Profit for the period (HK$ million) 1,160 375 +210% Property sales (including joint venture projects) (RMB million) 17,225 15,874 +9% Toll revenue from expressway toll road projects (RMB million) 1,470 1,272 +16% Earnings per share (HK$) 1.08 0.38 +184% Interim dividend per share (HK$) 0.30 0.15 +100% Gross profit margin 47% 32% +15pp   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 August 2018 - Road King Infrastructure Limited ("Road King" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries the "Group", 1098.HK), announced today its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 (the "Review Period").   During the Review Period, the Group recorded property sales of RMB17,225 million, and the toll revenue from expressway toll road was RMB1,470 million, amounting to RMB18,695 million in total. The profit for the period surged considerably by 210% to HK$1,160 million (2017: HK$375 million). Earnings per share was HK$1.08. The Board has proposed an interim dividend of HK$0.30 per share (2017: HK$0.15).   Property Business In the first half of 2018, the property market environment became more complicated. The Mainland Chinese government continued to implement last year's specific austerity measures based on regional circumstances, and control measures, such as regulating land more

ABCC – the World-class Cryptocurrency Exchange – Announced an Airdrop of 150,000 USDT

HONG KONG, CHINA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN  - Media OutReach - August 17, 2018 - ABCC, a world-class cryptocurrency exchange, was founded by Calvin Cheng, the former Member of Parliament of Singapore, who also serves as the CEO. The investment institutions include FUNCITY, Dream Seeker Capital and BLOCKORIGIN. The consultants are Dr. Michael Fernando (the former foreign minister of Malta), Zhang Lei (the former general manager of mobile security of Baidu) and Chen Yukun (the co-founder of Umeng). Chen Weixing (the founder of Kuaidi and the chairman of FUNCITY) is the investor.   Recently, ABCC has launched an airdrop of USDT150, 000 for users who deposit on the platform. By depositing at least 100USDT, members can stand a chance to win a share of USDT150,000 based on the deposit ratio. Depending on their deposit amount, each participant would win 5-10% of airdrop USDT. ABCC adopts a Trade-to-Mine Mode. Inspired by the bitcoin mining model, AT, the platform token, can secure a long-term and stable growth.   Miners can receive AT rewards with a higher value than the transaction fees they paid. Meanwhile, the platform distributes 80% of the daily transaction fees to the users who hold AT. AT holders can choose to sell AT or hold it in long-term to earn rewards every day.   ABCC has just announced the opening of its European headquarters in Malta earlier this month. It now supports 11 languages now, including traditional Chinese. The daily trading volume of ABCC was up to $400 million with the highest ranking being the fifth in the world.   Traditional Chinese Telegram Group of ABCC:   ABCC Website: more

Changsha IFS and Steven Harrington Join Hands to Introduce New Trends of Pop Culture in Changsha

CHANGSHA, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 17, 2018 - A new and fashionable landmark in central China and retail complex dedicated to promoting art and culture that opened in May 2018, Changsha IFS, has continued to bring trendy art events to Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, providing an opportunity to the denizens of the vibrant hub to fully immerse themselves in the world of popular art. This August, Changsha IFS brings internationally popular extreme sports and art exhibitions to Changsha via the art sculpture Gotcha. CSIFS x Steven Harrington Gotcha  Artist Steve Harrington's iconic art sculpture Gotcha has taken up temporary residence in the southwestern square at Changsha IFS. The art installation is a 70-meter long giant sea wave-inspired extreme sports space, with a 7-meter high palm tree and a dog by the name of Mello dressed in a swallow-tailed coat. At Changsha IFS Sculpture Park on L7, visitors can get up close and personal with Mello as he scampers around a smiling palm tree, with California's signature sunshine and beach as the backdrop. At Changsha IFS Arts Gallery on the same floor, visitors can take in the pop art exhibition curated by the California artist. On August 8, the first day following the installation of the show, a number of young bicycle motocross or BMX extreme sports athletes performed onsite. Che Lin, China's number one skateboarder and gold medalist at the 1st Asian Indoor Games, in unison with his team members, opened at the event, followed by George Jackson, an extreme sports veteran with 17 years of BMX experience, and Li Haoran, former BMX athlete in China's national extreme sports team, who both showcased their advanced skills and teamwork. The day's event reached a climax when Chris Bohm, BMX flatland performer and Guinness World record holder, exhibited his sophisticated flatland skills. Other passionate athletes also demonstrated their extreme sports prowess. Changsha IFS aims to bring more vitality more

Spackman Entertainment Group’s Frame Pictures Secures Four Major Camera Equipment Deals for Korean Film GIRL COPS And Three Upcoming Korean Dramas: THE GREATEST DIVORCE, THE BEAUTY INSIDE, HUNDRED MILLION STARS FALLING FROM THE SKY

Frame Pictures, a leading movie/drama equipment leasing player in Korea, to supply camera systems and equipment for three upcoming major Korean drama series, THE GREATEST DIVORCE, THE BEAUTY INSIDE and HUNDRED MILLION STARS FROM THE SKY and new Korean movie, GIRL COPSFrame Pictures continues to secure top quality projects, affirming its status and branding in Korea's camera equipment leasing market   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 August 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 its wholly-owned subsidiary, Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. ("Frame Pictures"), has won contracts to supply camera systems and equipment for three upcoming major Korean drama series, THE GREATEST DIVORCE, THE BEAUTY INSIDE and 100 MILLION STARS FALLING FROM THE SKY and the Korean film, GIRL COPS.   The total contract value for the four camera equipment deals tentatively stands at KRW 573 million (approximately US$515,700[1]) subject to changes in final filming schedule.   Featuring rising star Wi Ha-jun of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited ("SMGL") and directed by Jung Da-won, GIRL COPS is an upcoming Korean crime thriller movie to be released in 2019. The film depicts the story of a female policer officer who teams up with her sister-in-law to solve a case of a revenge porn victim committing suicide. The film also headlines Ra Mi-ran of THE MAYOR (2017) and THE LAST PRINCESS (2016) and Lee Sung-kyung of DOCTORS (2016).     Starring top Korean actress Bae Doona of SMGL, THE GREATEST DIVORCE is an upcoming romantic comedy drama, scheduled to air in October 2018 on KBS2. Directed by Yoo Hyun-ki, the film is a remake of a popular Japanese drama, MATRIMONIAL CHAOS, written by Sakamoto Yuji, who also wrote more

Managing Risk: Reputation events twice as costly for companies since rise of social media

Pentland Analytics with Aon examines dynamic between reputation risk and shareholder value in the age of technology, social media   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - August 17, 2018 - Reputation events, such as cyber attacks, have a direct impact on share price, according to the findings of a new report released today by Pentland Analytics with Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.   The 2018 Reputation Risk in the Cyber Age study looked at 125 reputation events during the last decade, measuring the impact on shareholder value over the course of the following year. The report found that since the introduction of social media, the impact of reputation events on stock prices has doubled. In the wake of a crisis, the size of a company and the strength of its reputation did little to protect against the loss of value.   "Although risk management awareness and tools have evolved, reputation risk continues to weigh on corporate executives as one of their leading concerns. For the past 10 years, reputation risk has occupied one of the top spots on Aon's bi-annual Global Risk Management Survey," said Randy Nornes, enterprise client leader, Aon. "Savvy companies that develop and use a robust risk management framework can not only better navigate reputation events but can often see a net gain in value post-event."   At times of crisis, investors often use information about a company shared on social media to re-assess their expectations of future cash flow, which can positively or negatively impact a company's share price. Report findings showed that companies could add 20 percent of value or lose up to 30 percent of value depending on their reputation risk preparedness and management behavior in the immediate aftermath of a crisis.   The study identified key drivers of successful recovery from a reputation event, including: 1. more

Meet The Team Behind AYANA’s New Aqua Fleet

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 17, 2018 - September is an exciting time for AYANA Hotels as they launch the first and only 5-star resort on the island of Flores. Alongside the spectacular 205 bedroom resort, the group will set sail to the world's largest specially built Phinisi, AYANA Lako di'a.   Ayana Lako di'aThe impressive 54-meter Phinisi hails a new standard in luxury travel. With 9 uber luxurious bedrooms -- including a master suite with private deck, plus exquisite lounging and dining areas, guests can experience the wonders of the Komodo Islands from 1,100 square meters of premium space.   And, if the introduction of AYANA's first phinisi wasn't exciting enough, the group will launch an additional fleet of water vessels. A glass bottom boat (Lako Taka), speedboat (Lako Cama), catamaran, and a bespoke, specially built 2nd phinisi (Lako Sa'e) will soon be on the seafaring scene for daily trips and group functions. AYANA will be the pioneer in the crystal waters of Komodo, offering fashionable dive spots and the best seascape experiences while raising awareness to the importance of protecting our oceans and underwater wildlife.     AYANA is taking aqua life seriously, and behind the sails you will find the group's new Cruise Director, Thomas Demesmaker and Operational Manager, Ricardo Ferreira. AYANA's new duo present a wealth of expert knowledge coupled with on and off-board practical experience.  Thomas Demesmaker, Cruise DirectorThomas, whose background includes thirteen years in the Maldives specializing in operational and cruise director roles for liveaboard vessels, will be at the helm of AYANA Lako di'a. His love and understanding of the ocean and operations promise to create a unique 5-star sailing experience like no other. Thomas' role will include being at the heart of all touch-points to ensure a fully personalized service that extends from all onboard operations to managing passenge more

Global Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree by University Of London Launches In Singapore

New Global MBA programme offers transformational learning experience that will develop skills and knowledge into world-class business acumen   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 August 2018 - The University of London (UOL) launches its Global Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme delivered by Amity Global Institute in Singapore this evening, 16th August at the Empire Sky Lounge of Fifty Raffles Place. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour Acting High Commissioner, Mrs Alexandra McKenzie. Academic direction for the MBA is provided by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), an institution that prioritises the integration of its teaching and research.   This diverse MBA programme offers five specialist areas: accountancy, entrepreneurship & innovation, finance, law, and leadership. Students undertaking face-to-face tutor support at Amity Global Institute can also choose to work towards a specialist MBA, which will be an attractive asset for career advancement across key sectors. Students will gain access to learning resources and study guides for each module via UOL's Virtual Learning Environment. Tutors introduce the modules, provide guidance on assessments, respond to queries, monitor discussions and provide interventions at key points of study.   Dr Dimitrios Koufopolous, Global MBA Programme Director, University of London said of the new programme, "We are happy to be launching this new programme in Singapore in collaboration with Amity Global Institute. Our students based in Singapore will gain a prestigious qualification by becoming part of our global network of influential individuals and can look forward to joining our community of approximately 60,000 alumni in Singapore upon graduation.   "It is with great honour that we are working with the University of London to deliver this Global MBA programme in Singapore. Forging a relationship with them aligns our mission and vision together as the institution that prom more

Chinese Celebrity Wu Xiubo and family Enjoyed Winter Holidays at Club Med Valmorel

Live Like a Celebrity and Enjoy Early Bird Savings of Up to 45% Off When Booking Your Winter Holiday at Club Med Resorts Globally Now   SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 16, 2018 - Club Med Valmorel welcomed Chinese film star Wu Xiubo and his family to the beautiful slopes of the French Alps for a wonderful winter holiday experience. Wu Xiubo and his family's choice to stay at Club Med Valmorel exemplifies the resort's premier facilities and luxury lodgings.   Atop the glistening snow-capped mountains, Mr. Wu hit the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding with his family alongside him. Assisted by Club Med's signature G.O, Wu glided effortlessly along the snow going down the mountain, stopping occasionally to take in the magnificence of the French Alps at Valmorel. The warmth and comfort of resort's premium chalet accommodation offered the perfect respite from the snow outside. With carefully appointed accommodation and a number of gourmet restaurants featuring views overlooking the surrounding mountain scenery including Mont Blanc, Club Med Valmorel suits guests looking for an unparalleled quality of service and comfort. Wu described his stay as an "unforgettable experience" for both himself and his family.   Club Med G.O is assisting Chinese celebrity Wu Xiubo on snowboardingClub Med promises happy lasting winter memories for families to share. Club Med is now offering an early bird booking promotion for snow and ski aficionados. An irresistible offer of up to 45% off applies to all visitors who book from August 15 to September 20 and stay in any Club Med resort during the winter season from November 3, 2018 to April 6, 2019.   Club Med's resorts in Asia celebrate eclectic cultures and traditions, offering skiing and winter adventures at these majestic, family-friendly destinations. Club Med Yabuli, located in China's Heilongjiang province, is the country's top ski resort. Up in a superb mountain chain covered with p more

Vanity Fair comes to ITV Choice

"A world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having." LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 16 August 2018 - Vanity Fair is the irresistible, brand new drama, coming to ITV Choice this September.   Following on from the huge success of Victoria, Mammoth Screen brings us this new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's literary classic, written by Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel, The Girl, Miss Austen Regrets).   Starring Olivia Cooke, star of Steven Spielberg's film Ready Player One, as Thackeray's timeless heroine Becky Sharp, this must watch drama makes for compelling viewing following Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.   Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, follow Becky Sharp's compelling story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", taking her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.   A definite must watch.   Vanity Fair Starts Monday 3rd September HKT: 21:00 IND: 18:30, MALTA/THAI: 20:00, KSA/TWN: 21:00, UAE: 22:00 NB this will be broadcast within 24hrs of UK more

Vanity Fair comes to ITV Choice

"A world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having." LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - Vanity Fair is the irresistible, brand new drama, coming to ITV Choice this September.   Following on from the huge success of Victoria, Mammoth Screen brings us this new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's literary classic, written by Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel, The Girl, Miss Austen Regrets).   Starring Olivia Cooke, star of Steven Spielberg's film Ready Player One, as Thackeray's timeless heroine Becky Sharp, this must watch drama makes for compelling viewing following Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.   Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, follow Becky Sharp's compelling story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", taking her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.   A definite must watch.   Vanity Fair Starts Monday 3rd September HKT: 21:00 IND: 18:30, MALTA/THAI: 20:00, KSA/TWN: 21:00, UAE: 22:00 NB this will be broadcast within 24hrs of UK TX more

D Mind Introduces Ruth Miskin’s Unique Phonics Pedagogy From England

Survey Results Show 60% Of Parents  Reckon Learning English Should Begin Between 0 And 2 Years Old70% Of Parents Spend Less Than Two Hours A Week  To Accompany Their Children For Learning EnglishHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - Founded by experienced educators, including founders of international schools, the former Regional Director of Oxford University Press, Chief ELT Consultant, and HR Director of Pearson Education Asia, D Mind Education aims to develop and provide quality English learning programmes catering local children's needs.  From left: Mr Ben Mak, Head of Contents, D Mind Education; Dr Paul Sze, Professional Consultant (Honorary), Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Faculty of Education; Ms Adeline Cheung, Lead Tutor of the programme, D Mind Education In order to understand parents expectations towards their children's progress in learning English, and to examine ways to carry out these learning programmes, D Mind Education has recently interviewed some 500 parents via the parenting platform Baby Kingdom. Mr Ben Mak, Head of Contents, shared the survey findings.   The survey results reveal over half of the interviewed parents feel that the ideal age for children to start learning English is between 0 and 2 years old. However, over 70% of the parents admit that they could only spend less than two hours a week to read with their children or teach their children English. Overall, 90% of parents believe  that phonics is an important process in learning English. While 68% of the parents have received tertiary education or above, only 42% of them had learnt phonics themselves. Unsurprisingly, some parents are not confident in teaching their own children phonics as a way to improve their vocabulary. As a result, 58% of the parents prefer to enrol their children in programmes outside school to offer them that level of support. Most of them agree that phonics is useful in building  chil more

DHL eCommerce Integrated on Shopee, Offering Malaysians Next-Day Delivery Service

With DHL eCommerce's nationwide domestic delivery network and its conveniently located DHL ServicePoints, sellers on Shopee will enjoy greater convenience in their delivery processShopee users will enjoy next-day delivery to most destinations across Malaysia   KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 15 AUGUST 2018 - DHL eCommerce, a division of the world's leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), today announced its partnership with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan to offer domestic delivery for Shopee sellers and buyers across Malaysia. The move is an extension of DHL eCommerce's strong ties with Shopee in the region, following the successful integration of DHL's e-commerce logistics services onto Shopee Thailand's platform. Esten Mok, Head of Operations, Shopee Malaysia and Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Southeast Asia    This means that sellers on Shopee Malaysia can now opt to ship their goods via DHL and have it delivered to their buyers next-day to most locations across Malaysia, and two to three days in other remote locations. Sellers on Shopee can also access DHL ServicePoints conveniently located across Malaysia to drop-off their parcels and have them delivered to their shoppers. Alternatively, sellers with large quantities of parcels can also arrange for a pickup by DHL for door-to-door delivery service from their location to their buyers.   "Delivery plays a big role in the entire e-commerce experience -- 80% of consumers consider delivery as part of their online shopping experience and 70% would not shop with a retailer after a bad delivery experience[1]. We are thrilled to be partnering with Shopee in Malaysia to offer an easy and seamless delivery experience. With our aim to become the e-commerce logistics of choice, we are making it as easy as possible for sellers to deliver, and for shoppers to receive their purchases," said Kiattichai Pitpr more

Artesyn Announces New Cost-Effective 3000 Watt Power Supply with Medical and Industrial Safety Approvals

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the LCM3000 series AC-DC single-output enclosed power supplies, which can supply up to 3000 watts output power with medical and industrial safety approvals. Designed to be a cost-effective forced-air bulk front end power supply, the LCM3000 series offers configurable nominal outputs of 12, 24, 36, or 48 volts with output adjustability of plus or minus 25 percent and maximum current of 250 amps. A standard 5V/2A housekeeping output enables OEM standby functions even when the equipment is nominally off.   With standard features including power factor correction, variable speed 'smart fans', digital control, a five-year warranty and a typical efficiency of greater than 90 percent, Artesyn is offering premium functionality at prices that compete with more basic power supplies available in the market. Cost per watt for the new series can be as low as $0.09/€0.08 in production volumes.   The LCM 3000 series measures 11 x 7.0 x 2.5 inches (approximately 280 x 177.8 x 63.5 mm) and offers power density of 15.7 watts per cubic inch.   Artesyn's LCM3000 series is ideal for industrial applications such as test and measurement equipment, industrial robotics, laser-carving machines, and factory automation; non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical, dental and laboratory applications; as well as for telecom and datacom equipment. With simple firmware options, the LCM3000 can be used for battery charging and driving LED lights. About Artesyn Embedded Technologies Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, consumer electronics, medical, military, aerospace and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate tim more

China Dongxiang Announces Interim Results for the First Half of 2018 Reforms Continued with High Dividend Payout Maintained

Results Highlights   (RMB million) For the six months ended 30 June 2018 2017 Change Revenue 772 675 +14.4% Gross profit (before reversal of impairment losses of inventories ) 451 413 +9.2% Gross profit margin (before reversal of impairment losses of inventories) 58.4% 61.2% -2.8 ppts Operating profit 552 627 -12.0% Operating profit excluding investment income 74 82 -9.8% Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the Company 481 536 -10.3%   Basic earnings per share (RMB cents) 8.40 9.72 -13.6% Interim dividend and interim special dividend per share (RMB cents) 4.90 5.80 -15.5% Additional special dividend (RMB cents) - 17.32 N/A   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - The leading international sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. ("China Dongxiang" or "the Company", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group", HKEx stock code: 3818) announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 ("reporting period"). The Group's revenue for the reporting period increased by 14.4%, year-on-year ("YoY"), to RMB772 million, while profit attributable to equity holders of the Company reached RMB481 million with the basic earnings per share as RMB8.40 cents. In light of the sound cash condition of the Company, the Board of Directors has proposed to distribute 30% and 30% of the net profit attributable to equity holders for the six months ended 30 June 2018 as interim dividend and special interim dividend, respectively, representing a dividend payout ratio of 60%. Th more

AYANA Komodo Unveils Destination Wedding Venues

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING SPECTACULAR, SOMETHING BLUE   BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - East Indonesia is rising in fame as one of the world's most pristine undiscovered spots. As a UNESCO world heritage site, Komodo National Park is a myriad of national treasures. It's a location where the clarity of the ocean coupled with vast striking landscapes will truly take your breath away.   Just a short sail from Komodo National Park, and only one-hour flight from Bali, Flores Island will soon be home to the island's first five-star luxury resort. From September 15, AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will be treating guests to the area's finest accommodation with top-shelf culinary options, and superior service standards.   The resort's unblemished setting is not only appealing to leisure guests, but to couples wishing to add extra finesse to their dream wedding. As a 205-bedroom destination wedding resort,  AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach features 4 prime wedding venues all adorning an ethereal canvas of azure seas and sapphire skies. Kukusan Island and volcanic peaks present an iconic backdrop, while sunset time transforms the sky into a golden masterpiece.   Wedding locations include the resort's Naga Pier (meaning Dragon Pier), which presents a dedicated aisle weaving above striking crystal clear waters. Brides and grooms who long to say 'I do!' with sand on their soles can select an intimate ceremony on the white shores of the resort's private Waecicu Beach, or if cool air-conditioning coupled with an outdoor option is more fitting, couples have the pleasure of the aptly named Kukusan Terrace. Out on the water, making for one of the world's most elite wedding venues is AYANA Lako di'a. AYANA's brand new 9-bedroom phinisi is a venue like no other, the ship's interiors are styled with exuberance in mind, while the main deck has been handcrafted to hold up to 150 guests.   Destination wedding more

ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - The ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong (EMFHK) returns this summer with professional gamers competing for glory at three international e-sports tournaments from 24 to 26 August at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.   Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the second annual EMFHK will be larger in scale and will see over 110 players from all over the world battle it out at the acclaimed "Return of the Legends 2018"; and two new tournaments, the "Hong Kong PUBG World Invitational" and the "ZOTAC CUP MASTERS CS:GO 2018 Grand Finals".   The "ZOTAC CUP MASTERS CS:GO 2018 Grand Finals" will offer a total prize pool of US$300,000 (over HK$2 million), setting a new record in Hong Kong's e-sports tournament.   While DJ Soda and singer-songwriter Gin Lee will grace the stage at the Tournament Zone, gaming fans will get to try their hand at the latest games and enjoy a host of music and entertainment programmes at the Experience Zone. Gadget lovers will be able to shop for everything digital at the Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival (HKCCF) 2018.   Ticketing: Tickets for the Tournament Zone are priced at HK$250 HK$120 and HK$50; and available at Tickets for the Experience Zone and the HKCCF are priced at HK$10 and HK$30, respectively; and available at the venue.   Live broadcasts: Multiple online platforms will live stream the e-sports tournaments in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.  The ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong will take place from 24 to 26 August 2018.   Participating teams:   Return of the Legends 2018 Team East Gogoing (Mainland China) inSec (South Korea) Bebe (Taiwan) Tabe (Hong Kong) U (Mainland China) Team West Dyrus (US) Hai (US) Alex Ich (Russia) more

Prudence Foundation & Cartoon Network Team Up With Kid Influencers to Connect With Young Audience

Cha-Ching initiative recruits young talent from six Asian countries to create new music video   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach  - 15 AUGUST, 2018 - Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Corporation Asia, and Turner's Cartoon Network have turned to the next generation of Asian kids to provide inspiration for a new music video of Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids ("Cha-Ching") , the globally recognised and award-winning financial literacy programme that's now in its eighth year.   Following a regional search for the most talented kids on TV, online and social media, six young individuals were identified to lend their voices to a rap song called "10 Things", which will begin airing on Cartoon Network on 15 August. The young talents performed a choreographed dance which was then animated and fused with the audio to create a catchy and engaging music video.   Marc Fancy, Executive Director, Prudence Foundation, said, "We are delighted to bring together this group of influential young talent from around Asia to jointly develop a new Cha-Ching music video. They all lend their unique personalities to the initiative, allowing us to create a great new video to help children learn more about financial literacy. During the many years of this partnership, we've focused on the four fundamental money management concepts of earn, save, spend and donate. This song aims to tie together those principals with 10 relatable and easy to understand things for kids to remember in their daily lives, both now and in the future."   The song was recorded in Singapore in May and will be aired on Cartoon Network's on-air, online and social channels reaching kids and families in tens of millions of households over the next few weeks. It features: Marcus Cabais from the Philippines, Gisele Chiam from Singapore, Gia Khiêm (aka Henry) from Vietnam, Zara Leola from Indonesia, Charmaine C more

CXOHONOUR® announces the 3rd edition of its premier Red Carpet HONOUR Gala Event to celebrate CXOHONOUR® AWARDS 2018.

Recognizing young and emerging tech providers who provide innovative products, services and solutionsPowerful Endorsement by an independent Advisory Council of eminent CXOs comprising of CIOs, CFOs and CISOs   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 August 2018 - CXOHONOUR® has announced that the 3rd edition of its enterprise IT industry leading premier event - Red Carpet HONOUR 2018 will be held at The St Regis Singapore on October 10, 2018. The gala event will celebrate the CXOHONOUR® AWARDS 2018, an industry recognition program that honours innovative tech providers from the enterprise IT industry. The Top Honours were endorsed by an independent Advisory Council of eminent CXOs comprising of CIOs, CFOs and CISOs based on the results from an industry wide CXOHONOUR® PULSE Poll that solicited opinions from 500+ end user CXOs and Senior IT decision makers in Singapore. These Top Honours will be shared with the wider industry at the Red Carpet HONOUR event.   Large enterprise tech companies typically enjoy the CXOs' mind recollect, however, there are many other young and emerging tech providers who provide exceptional products, services, and solutions but are rarely exposed to media or get the Industry limelight due to their limited size and presence. They are the unsung champions but form the backbone of a resilient enterprise IT industry. The CXOHONOUR® platform through its CXOHONOUR® AWARDS program pursues to identify these 'hidden jewels' and provide them with an opportunity to take Centre Stage in the local enterprise IT Industry. Obviously, the winners are not necessarily the highest selling products or the ones who have the largest market share, but those who have worked hard to win their customers' trust and confidence.   The CXOHONOUR® AWARDS program is uniquely positioned to capture the preferences and the opinions of the relevant C-level suite about their enterprise tech providers using its online CXOHONOUR® PULSE Poll su more

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