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CMG livestreams Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary celebrations to the world with reliable connectivity solutions from HGC

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - With global attention on Hong Kong SAR as it marks the 25th anniversary of its establishment, China Media Group (CMG) turned to Hong Kong-based HGC Global Communications (HGC) to help it share the celebrations with audiences across China and around the world.

Providing one-stop connectivity, HGC mobilized its MetroNET, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services and enterprise broadband services to provide reliable and resilient ultra-low latency communications to CMG. As China's national broadcaster, CMG has very strict quality requirements in telecommunications. Given the scale of the anniversary celebration in Hong Kong and the global profile of the broadcast coverage, HGC put together a dedicated service team of expert professionals to provide around-the-clock support to CMG. The ongoing pandemic, short lead times and the need to accommodate changing plans put extra pressure on HGC's team and technology, but both proved equal to every challenge. HGC's MetroNET service deployed bare fibre as the carrier, building a low-latent, high-definition video signal transmission network between the major venues of the 25th anniversary celebration. With the extensive and interconnected fibre network brought with mainland operators, HGC provided fast and secure connectivity between Hong Kong and CMG's main control broadcast centre in Beijing. The system's dual-core architecture ensured the highest network availability and full resilience, while HGC's DIA service provided point-to-point Internet connectivity for smooth transmission and uncompromising security. This HGC infrastructure helped CMG to offe ......read more

OctaFX and Great Vision partner to provide year-long student allowance in Malaysia

OctaFX and Great Vision Charity Association partnered during Ramadan to provide six students in Malaysia with much-needed allowance for the next twelve months.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - The global broker OctaFX and Great Vision Charity Association, a sister non-government organisation of Great Heart, partnered during this Ramadan to provide twelve-month allowances to six students pursuing different degrees in Malaysian universities.

OctaFX's decision to support the Didik-Kasih EduCare Program as part of its annual Ramadan charity campaign was guided by the broker's deep conviction that education transforms life for the better. According to former Malaysian Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, over one million Malaysian children—mostly from poorer families—are not in school. Very few can consider tertiary education an option at all. Those who manage to enter university face another set of difficulties, including the higher cost of living in urban areas and additional educational expenses. The charitable program aims to provide underprivileged students with monthly allowances helping them to buy the educational materials and technical devices to assist them in their studies. The six students sponsored by OctaFX pursue various degrees, such as Arts in Graphic Design, Finance, Business, IT and more. 'We are excited about this collaboration with OctaFX. Throughout the next twelve months, six Malaysian students will be receiving allowances to cover their most important needs. Apart from that, our program aims to inspire students taking part in it to give back to society through involvement in a variety of charita ......read more

GEODIS completes its acquisition of Keppel Logistics

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - GEODIS, a global leader in the transport and logistics sector, finalized its acquisition of Keppel Logistics after obtaining regulatory approvals. This transaction consolidates GEODIS' Contract Logistics footprint and e-Commerce fulfillment services in Asia-Pacific and particularly in Singapore. Based in Singapore, Keppel Logistics is a Contract Logistics specialist with close to 500 employees. Active throughout Asia-Pacific, Keppel Logistics (ranked in the top 5 contract logistics players in Singapore) operates circa 200,000m2 of warehouse space across Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, which will complement GEODIS' existing high-tech facilities, including its chemical, ambient temperature and temperature-controlled storage. "We are pleased to welcome Keppel Logistics' customers, employees and management to the GEODIS Group," announced Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS. "The acquisition of Keppel Logistics marks a key milestone in GEODIS' Asia-Pacific ambition, increasing our Contract Logistics footprint and e-Commerce fulfillment services in Singapore and Asia-Pacific." The new combined capabilities will deliver holistic supply chain services to customers. In particular, this acquisition will bolster both B2C and B2B e-Commerce channel management offerings, integrating Keppel Logistics' fast-growing UrbanFox platform in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam with GEODIS' own controlled airfreight network as well as its robust sea freight, and road transport connections across Asia-Pacific, ensuring that customers in every corner of the region will be able to seamlessly transport goods to and from most parts of the globe. This acquisition will provide GEODIS' customers with end-to-end logistics solutions, from warehousing to last mile delivery as well as proprietary software centralizing inventory across multiple channels to overcome short fulfilment lead times, handle high volumes of orders dur ......read more

In Our 100th Anniversary Year, Reader’s Digest’s 24th Annual Trusted Brands Awards Celebrates The Brands And Personalities Hong Kong Trust The Most

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - The 2022 Trusted Brands survey results are in – and the time to celebrate has arrived. The independently-conducted Trusted Brands survey appears exclusively in the June 2022 issue of the Hong Kong Reader’s Digest. It was conducted by leading market research company Catalyst Research, who surveyed 8000 individuals across the five key regions of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines to determine which brands consumers trust most. Reader’s Digest is among the few brands in the world to have the opportunity to celebrate its 100th year anniversary. As a global brand with 23 editions in 41 countries, Reader’s Digest has published more than 40,000 articles that inform and entertain, and sold more than 10 billion magazine copies. We are proud to celebrate a century of laughter, changing lives, and journalistic excellence. Trust has been the guiding human emotion we’ve all had to rely on to navigate through the pandemic safely. For the survey winners that has meant getting proactive and reaching out to customers and audiences like never before. THE PERSONALITIES HONG KONG CONSUMERS TRUST THE MOST Just like in previous years, one of the highlights of the 2022 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards is the list of most trusted personalities in the following categories: Most Trusted Radio Presenter; Most Trusted TV Host/Presenter For News & Current Affairs; Most Trusted Variety/ Entertainment Presenter; and Most Trusted Sportsperson. The personalities that Hong Kong consumers put their trust in most are: ANTHONY FONG TUNG SHING TV Host/Presenter For News & Current Affairs Anthony Fong is currently the chief planning officer of TVB’s News and Information Division. He hosts Big Big World, which introduces Hong Kong residents to the world’s most remote countries; As Long As You Live, which visits many countries in Europe?America and Asia to explore population ageing issues with ......read more

Experience The Drea Chong X BEAUTIQUE Daily Rituals Collaboration On iShopChangi

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - From 1 – 31 July, iShopChangi will be featuring one of its most exciting collaborations to-date, boosting its premier shopping destination for exclusives. Singaporean lifestyle influencer, Andrea Chong (@dreachong), has collaborated with BEAUTIQUE by iShopChangi to design an exclusive three-part merchandise range that is matched with some of handpicked skincare favourites in a specially coined Daily Rituals beauty collection. Establishing daily rituals instils a sense of purpose, order and fulfilment in our lives, and this collection is designed to help you achieve just that.

Two worlds are coming together: Drea Chong and BEAUTIQUE by iShopChangi. There's never a better time to start up your new daily ritual and reinvigorate your life with beauty products at standout prices that are too hard to miss.
Shop the Drea Chong x BEAUTIQUE Collab on iShopChangi With the freshest and finest products from the most in-vogue brands around, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for on BEAUTIQUE by iShopChangi. The range of merchandise specially crafted by Andrea and her team includes a note book, a tote bag and a vanity pouch. Enhance your daily rituals with Estée Lauder Blockbuster Set, which features a Revitalising Supreme+ Power Soft Crème 75ml, Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Multi-Recovery Complex 20ml, Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex 15ml, and a 7-piece gift with purchase (worth S$203). Reduced by 54% from its original S$582, cart out this ultimate set of beauty essentials that also comes with an exclusive Daily Rituals Vanity Bag at just S$268. From La Mer, don't miss out o ......read more

The Clifford Clinic Expands Its Aesthetic Services To Include Unique Acne Treatments

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - The Clifford Clinic adds several unique treatments to their repertoire of existing services to expand the range and variety of aesthetic treatments available to patients. GOLD Photothermal Therapy (PTT) and AGNES acne treatment using the latest technology for acne treatment in Singapore, as well as a unique non-surgical eye bag removal protocol employing the use of radiofrequency energy (RF), are examples of the treatments available. Utilizing gold nano-shells and a dermatology laser, GOLD PTT modifies the shape and activity level of oil glands to treat acne. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition caused by the clogging of pores by excess oil or dead skin cells and can be worsened by the presence of bacteria, treatments that target the root cause of a pimple outbreak are thus considered permanent solutions for chronic acne. The Clifford Clinic uses a specialized device available exclusively at the clinic to perform GOLD PTT – the Bellasonic machine. The Bellasonic machine uses a 4 kHz wave to deliver gold nanoparticles into oil glands, a diode and a long pulse laser are subsequently used to heat the gold nanoparticles to cause controlled photothermal (heat energy converted from light) damage to the glands, stopping excess oil production and reducing the bacterial load in the pores. GOLD PTT is very effective for treating cases that do not respond well to topical or oral medical treatments, or for cases where topical or oral medication may not be suitable, such as for patients suffering from pregnancy acne. AGNES is another unique treatment offered by The Clifford Clinic that directly targets oil glands and is suitable for patients who are sensitive to topical/oral medication. AGNES utilizes an insulated micro-needle to send RF energy directly into pores, AGNES reduces the recurrence of future acne outbreaks by destroying oil glands. AGNES is a versatile machine that can be applied to treat other medical condition ......read more

Hoshay Food: Yummy Plant-Based Meals For Every Taste Bud

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - Going plant-based does not mean one has to be content with boring and bland food choices, especially with the multitude of offerings that are leading Asian plant-based food manufacturer Hoshay Food has developed.

With more consumers opting for plant-based meals, there is an ever-increasing demand for more choices. From pizzas and burgers to noodles, sushi and curries, Hoshay Food has got it all covered. Backed by its 26 years of manufacturing experience and state-of-the-art production technology, Hoshay has developed a wide range of nutritious and mouth-watering offerings that have caught the eye of many reputable food establishments. Well-known eateries that have discerning taste and quality, like Jollibean, Tonichi Tsukemen, Canopy, The Mason Table and Ola Beach Bar, to name a few, have all come to count on Hoshay to cater to their clienteles' plant-based cravings. While you can find Hoshay's Tomato Mushroom Meatball at both Jollibean and Canopy, the latter also offers Hoshay's Mushroom Burger and Crispy Fried Chicken. And if you pop by Lean Bento, they carry a good range of plant-based offerings from Meatball Rice Bento to Unagi Croissant Box. Hoshay's multitude of offerings is so broad that it has allowed each of these eateries to incorporate the most fitting dishes into their unique menus. Besides catering to a wide range of taste buds, these minimally-processed plant-based foods are made of ingredients that are rich in nutrition, such as tofu skin and shiitake mushrooms. "Our commitment to providing a more ethical and more sustainable food alternative has led us to make this promise to our cus ......read more

MODIFI strengthens Greater China team; appoints Wenlong Huang as General Manager for Mainland China

BERLIN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - Global fintech MODIFI announced the appointment of Wenlong Huang as the General Manager for the Mainland China market. Wenlong Huang joins MODIFI from Tencent - a multinational technology and entertainment conglomerate - where he spearheaded business development for cross-border payment and FX solutions for both WeChat Pay users and B2B customers across more than 60+ countries and regions based out of mainland China.

With the appointment of Wenlong Huang, MODIFI plans to strengthen its position as a market leader in business payments. He will be working alongside Tony Au, who will focus on the Hong Kong market for MODIFI. Commenting on his appointment, Wenlong Huang said, "China is the largest B2B market in the world and MODIFI's commitment to the region is unmatched. I'm thrilled to join MODIFI and so excited to expand the business in mainland China - which is the largest B2B market in the world. We are confident to reach win-win by delivering value for our customers." Following the launch of a shipment tracking tool last month, MODIFI has reaffirmed its commitment towards building a one-stop platform for business payments and trade management through another C-suite appointment. Luke Tuttle, a former executive from Klarna, has been appointed as the first General Manager for Trade Management Services by MODIFI. "We are extremely excited to welcome Luke and Wenlong to MODIFI. Both of them are strong leaders with extensive experience building and scaling global high-growth Fintech companies. As the largest exporter of the world and home to some of the most advanced digital platforms, China ......read more

Peeba Hires Supply Chain Director and Product VP Amid Major APAC Growth Drive

Online marketplace appoints senior hires amid bullish outlook for B2B retail wholesale and post-funding growth driveHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 June 2022 - Peeba, the Hong Kong-based online B2B wholesale marketplace, today announced senior appointments as the company strengthens its presence across the Asia Pacific market. Joining the Peeba team are Benny Wong as supply chain director and Brian Lee as vice president of product. The major additions to its core team come hot on the heels of Peeba's US$4.2 million seed funding round led by Headline Asia, announced in April this year. "These key hires are fantastic additions to our team as we expand our services to an ever-growing number of unique brands and APAC-based retailers. We're in a high-growth phase as we double down in all our major markets, to ensure strength and stability for the long term. Benny and Brian will both play vital roles in these efforts, bringing their considerable respective expertise to the table," said Jacky Lai, CEO of Peeba. Benny Wong Appointed Supply Chain Director Wong joins Peeba amid one of the most turbulent times for supply chains in recent memory, with predictability becoming the priority, replacing just-in-time strategies. As the pandemic shook supply chain management principles to their core, Peeba has stepped up to support brands and retailers alike, with innovative approaches such as B2B group buying. Wong brings with him extensive hands-on expertise in supply chain management. He previously served in C-Suite positions in several global e-commerce logistics startups, after starting out as a management trainee at Kerry Logistics Network. "Predictability is the new game-changing ability in this field. Our field is no longer about lowering inventory and aiming for just-in-time – that was the previous world. Now our focus is on predictability in every aspect, factoring in geopolitics, taxation, consumer behavior, even the cost of doing business. I'm excited ......read more

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works: MMK notifies on additional extension of consent solicitation process

MAGNITOGORSK, RUSSIA - EQS Newswire - 30 June 2022 - PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MOEX: MAGN; LSE: MMK) notifies on the further extension of the Consent Solicitation for its outstanding U.S.$500,000,000 4.375 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2024. On 6 June 2022, PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (the "Guarantor") announced a consent solicitation in relation to the outstanding U.S.$500,000,000 4.375% Notes due 2024 issued by MMK International Capital DAC (the "Issuer") ISIN: XS1843434959 (Regulation S) / US553142AA88 (Rule 144A); Common Code: 111730628 (Regulation S) / 111730628 (Rule 144A Common code)) (the "Notes") on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum dated 6 June 2022 (the "Consent Solicitation Memorandum"). On 9 June 2022, the Guarantor extended the Consent Deadline from 9 June 2022 (4 p.m. (London time)) to 16 June 2022 (4 p.m. (London time)), and on 17 June 2022, the Guarantor further extended the Consent Deadline from 16 June 2022 (4 p.m. (London time)) to 30 June 2022 (4 p.m. (London time)). Capitalized terms used, but not defined herein, shall have the meanings given to them in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum. In response to requests received from several Noteholders for additional time needed to complete internal procedures the Guarantor hereby notifies the Noteholders that it has decided to further extend the Consent Deadline from 30 June 2022 (4 p.m. (London time)) to 13 July 2022 (4 p.m. (London time)) (the "New Consent Deadline"). Amendments to the Consent Solicitation are limited to the New Consent Deadline, as outlined above. All other terms of the Consent Solicitation will remain the same. The Guarantor strongly encourages those Noteholders that have not yet participated in the Consent Solicitation to liaise at their earliest convenience with its Investor Relations department and/or Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners Advocates Bureau ("RGD") directly to obta ......read more

Ignite Print Possibilities with Konica Minolta

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 June 2022 - Konica Minolta has launched a new global campaign to help businesses understand the changing needs of customers to create more added value and help them rethink opportunities in a fast-changing world. "See the Potential" is the technology leader's slogan for realising digital transformation within the evolving commercial print, industrial and packaging markets.

Working closely together with customers on their digital transformation, Konica Minolta says that in a digital era there are good business reasons for communicating through multiple cross-media channels, and not just via paper-based media. The campaign will focus on the new business opportunities, which Konica Minolta says are everywhere. It just takes a spark to bring more possibilities to life by embracing new techniques and creating unique customer experiences. Drawing on local expertise backed by a global organisation with over 40 years of experience in digital printing, Konica Minolta's portfolio of hardware, software and services has been designed to ignite possibilities for customers – whatever and wherever they may be. As Covid-19 has been accelerating the trends from commodity to quality and from one size fits all to customisation and personalisation, high value digital printing continues to accelerate. Take packaging with specialty printing and enhancements as one example, which have more than 46% higher quality perception. Koji Asaka, Senior Manager, IP Product Marketing of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia said: "The tremendous growth in areas such as labels and packaging during the pandemic and beyond has highlighte ......read more

Herbalife Nutrition Survey: 90 Percent of Respondents Said "People Who Want to Be Successful, Can’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes"

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 June 2022 - Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company, has released the results of its 2022 Asia Pacific entrepreneur survey. Overwhelmingly, respondents agreed that a secret to success is resiliency and the ability to seize opportunities to learn and improve. The key findings showed that 90 percent of respondents said, "people who want to be successful, can't be afraid to make mistakes," and 87 percent don't believe they'd be where they are today if they stopped trying after making a mistake.

Herbalife Nutrition's fourth annual survey aimed to examine entrepreneurship trends and attitudes towards resiliency among 4,002 small business owners and employees. It was conducted by One Poll in Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, with respondents ranging from Generation Z to the Boomer generation. "As a nutrition and lifestyle company rooted in entrepreneurship, we are committed to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and sharing our knowledge with aspiring business owners in the region," said Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Nutrition, Asia Pacific and China. "The survey provides insights and key learnings to entrepreneurial life as individuals consider starting their own business, and existing business owners seek to improve their game. This year's survey findings align with what we have heard consistently from our distributors—that good business fundamentals, the willingness to ask for help, and surrounding ourselves with a supportive community, are essential drivers of success," said Conchie. Th ......read more

Spackman Media Group Artist Son Suk-Ku Ranks #1 In The Brand Reputation Among All Celebrities In Korea

Spackman Media Group artist Son Suk-ku achieved the top position in the brand reputation among all celebrities in Korea for the month of June 2022, according to the Korea Corporation Reputation Research Institute Son Suk-ku's latest film, THE ROUNDUP, surpassed 12 million in ticket admissions, achieving the record for the most weekends atop the Korean box office among movies released this year Son Suk-ku is set to star in a new Disney+ original K-drama, CASINO, and two upcoming highly anticipated Netflix original K-dramas, D.P. Season 2 and MURDEROUS TOY SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 Jun 2022 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded in 2011 by media & technology investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that Son Suk-ku of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"), took the top spot in the brand reputation among all celebrities in Korea for the month of June 2022, according to the Korea Corporation Reputation Research Institute ("KCRRI"). The result was based on KCRRI's brand reputation index of Korean actors created through big data analysis that studies stars' influence on consumers' online consumption and habits. It measures consumers' reception, media interest and online traffic to calculate a branding score for Korean celebrities, companies, and products. Director Gu Chang-hwan of KCRRI said, "the Son Suk-ku brand attracted explosive interest due to the simultaneous box office success of the drama and the movie." According to data from the Korean Film Council, Spackman Media Group artist Son Suk-ku's latest film, THE ROUNDUP, a sequel to THE OUTLAWS, surpassed 12 million in ticket admissions and posted nearly US$97 million in total revenues at the Korean box office as of June 29, 2022. The film, which was released on May 18, 2022, achieved the record for the most weekends ato ......read more

AIA Singapore introduces more than 500 financial sales advisory positions under new employment scheme providing greater financial stability to attract fresh graduates, mid-career switchers and stay-at-home-parents keen to return to the workforce

AIA Singapore’s Financial Associate Scheme (FAS) offers basic pay, CPF contributions, comprehensive skills training, full-time employment benefits and more SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 June 2022 - AIA Singapore today announced the creation of more than 500 positions as AIA Financial Associate Consultants with the launch of its Financial Associate Scheme (FAS). The scheme offers greater financial stability for individuals keen to pursue a career in financial services by providing full-time employment benefits including basic pay, CPF contributions combined with the flexible working environment enjoyed by AIA Financial Associate Consultants.

AIA's FAS will provide new AIA Financial Associate Consultants with a more stable and structured compensation model, including a base salary ranging from $2,700 – $8,000 per month[1] as well as attractive quarterly bonuses based on performance. Eligible candidates will be under the direct employment of AIA Singapore where they will get to enjoy full-time employee benefits, including CPF contributions, annual leave and medical benefits, while also be under the supervision of an agency leader. To equip candidates with the relevant skills and knowledge to succeed in the financial services industry, candidates will undergo a holistic skills training programme where they will receive job-specific training and gain a fundamental understanding of the life insurance industry. As part of their career development, they will also be placed on training programmes focused in helping them succeed in this career and towards the managerial path. Mr Chin Chung Wen, Chief Distribution Officer of AIA Singapore, said, ......read more

Lenovo™ ushers in the reopening of offices in Hong Kong with new workspace collaboration and facility management tools

Equips businesses to build the workplace of the future and improve the flexible working experience for employees with smarter workspace solutionsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - As Hong Kong eases pandemic restrictions, paving the way for offices to reopen, LenovoTM today announced the launch of its Workplace Solutions portfolio designed to give organizations the confidence to welcome their employees back. With solutions like simplified workspace booking, utilization analytics and smart facilities management coupled with professional services, businesses can provide employees with enhanced flexible working options offering the benefits of both in-office interactions and remote work. "Given that employees' expectations of the workplace have changed, companies recognize that reopening the office does not mean reverting to the pre-COVID status quo. Employees want the flexibility to log in easily anytime, anywhere, and focus on the work that matters without having to wrangle with tech issues. The Lenovo Workplace Solutions offering is built to help companies provide a compelling employee experience that drives productivity and attracts talent. This includes tools that enhance communications and create efficiencies by reducing administrative workloads, are secure by design and powered by extensive support services," Daniel Fields, Executive Director, Services Business of Lenovo Asia Pacific said. Companies are increasingly turning to technology to manage the complex needs of a hybrid workforce. This is corroborated by Lenovo's recent global study of CIOs, which reveals that CIOs are managing areas beyond their traditional purview, like HR and talent acquisition (39%). Tasked with these additional responsibilities, CIOs need cohesive technology solutions and services that will free up their time from the maintenance and upkeep of IT. This enables them to focus on more strategic imperatives such as building an attractive workplace in view of an increas ......read more

ASIA APPAREL EXPO - The one-stop trade show for sourcing Asian Apparel will commence next week

ASIA APPARELA EXPO, BERLIN 5 – 7 JUL 2022 Messe Berlin, Hall 1.1 & 2.1 BERLIN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - From the start of the year, Comasia has seen that many international trade shows have re-commenced in Germany. At present, no vaccination passport is required for entry into Germany and most social distancing rules have been lifted. In view of this, Comasia is pleased to announce that the 2022 ASIA APPAREL EXPO-Berlin is ready to make a strong return and welcome back the exhibitors and buyers this summer. For the 9th edition, the rescheduled 2022 ASIA APPAREL EXPO-Berlin will be held from 5-7 July, 2022 and will feature a strong line-up of high-quality Asian manufacturers and suppliers in over 350 booths to showcase their best designs and latest lines in men's, women's and children's wear, knitwear, fabrics and textiles, as well as trimmings and accessories, plus fashion accessories. Exhibitors will be mainly from China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong and other countries. Product zones for 2022 include: APPAREL FOR MEN, WOMEN, & CHILDREN ASIAN DESIGN KNITWEAR STUDIO FASHION ACCESSORIES BLUEPRINT – DENIM GARMENT ACCESSORIES & TRIMMINGS Asia still remains the world's number one destination for apparel manufacturing and ASIA APPAREL EXPO connects Asian clothing manufacturers and suppliers all providing low cost, high quality and stable product supply to European brands. Berlin, as a key fashion capital located in the centre of Europe, combined with Asian manufacturers which lead the world with their investment in factories, supply chain infrastructure and training of the labour force employed in their apparel and associated industries provide the ideal connection to expand trading between East and West. Registration for trade professionals to attend is now open and the full list of participants is available online at www.asiaapparelexpo.com TRADE PROFE ......read more

TRON Founder Justin Sun Attended WTO MC12 with Focuses on SIDS, E-Commerce, and More

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Justin Sun led the Grenada delegation to attend the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). As the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, Sun spoke during the conference on climate change, food security, SIDS (Small Island Developing States), e-commerce, and other topics.

In the conference, Sun stated that as a small island developing state (SIDS), Grenada relies heavily on a predictable, transparent, and efficient multilateral trading system (MTS) and that in recent years, Grenada has been focusing on developing digital economy and e-commerce through blockchain technologies to support the WTO's Work Programme on E-Commerce. Justin Sun also called for addressing the current COVID-19 vaccine inequity at the conference. He argued that WTO members must identify an IPR exemption agreement on an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines. The WTO MC12 was also delayed twice due to the impact of COVID-19, which was seen as the key issue of the conference. The WTO Ministerial Conference is normally convened every two years. Members participate as delegations, which consist of ministers in commerce and trade, agriculture and other departments related to trade, as well as WTO ambassadors. The Geneva Package, as the WTO MC 12 outcomes are being called, resulted in a series of key trade initiatives. The package adopted by WTO members includes Declaration on the Emergency Response to Food Insecurity; Decision on World Food Programme (WFP) Food Purchases Exemptions from Export Prohibitions or Restrictions; Declaration on the WTO Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Pre ......read more

The 2022 Global Esports Summit to be held in Hangzhou on July 26th Brings New Opportunities for Asian E-sports

SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - The "2022 Global Esports Summit and Tencent E-sports Annual Conference" will be held at Hangzhou International Expo Center from July 26th to July 27th.

With E-sports being selected as an official medal event in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, the Conference, held under the theme of "Blooming in Asia", will focus on four key aspects: new communication, new sports, new consumption, and new industry. It will cooperate with Tencent's eco-partners to discuss the roles that the e-sports industry plays in promoting international exchanges and cooperation, building a competitive spirit, exploring the consumption trend of the young generation, and boosting regional economic development. Due to the pandemic, this Summit will be this year's first offline e-sports industry summit as well as the first industry Summit. The Summit, which lasts for two days, comprises three sessions: the Global Esports Summit, Tencent E-sports Annual Conference, E-sports Eco-industry Exhibition and, Relevant Forum. On the morning of July 26th, the "Global Esports Summit" will be held to exchange ideas on the development trend of e-sports as an emerging industry in the new stage where E-sports is included in the Asian Games 2022 via speeches and close dialogue; On the afternoon of July 26th, the "Tencent E-sports Annual Conference" will be held to release the overall thinking and development strategy of the 2022 Tencent E-sports industry, and introduce the tournaments of the year; From July 26th to July 27th, the "E-sports Eco-industry Exhibition and Relevant Forum" will be set up adjacent to the conference venue, cover ......read more

Okta Study Reveals Security as Top Concern Driving Adoption of Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) Solutions

Report further highlights user experience concerns, lack of in-house expertise as main barriers to adoptionSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA), one of the leading independent identity providers, today announced the findings of the State of CIAM in Asia-Pacific 2022 study at the Okta City Tour Singapore event. The research set out to uncover the extent of CIAM adoption in Asia-Pacific, the factors driving businesses to implement CIAM solutions, and the challenges they face in managing digital customer identity today. The study was conducted in early 2022 and surveyed 320 C-level and senior IT decision makers in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Richard Marr, APAC CIAM Lead, Okta, at the Okta City Tour Singapore event
With the pandemic accelerating the shift to digital across many business sectors and cyberattacks rising to an all-time high, businesses have a greater need to deliver secure, seamless digital experiences to their customers. CIAM allows businesses to embed a secure identity layer into their consumer and SaaS applications, facilitating secure, seamless end user experiences across digital channels. It also ensures partners, suppliers and contractors have secure access to the resources needed, empowering them to collaborate effectively. Importantly for business growth purposes, CIAM enables firms to analyze customers' buying behaviours and craft targeted marketing strategies. The study revealed a high level of understanding of CIAM across the region, with nearly three-quarters of respondents (72%) saying they have a good or expert understanding of CIAM, an ......read more

Sutton Tools hones precision delivery with Infor M3 CloudSuite

Infor M3 CloudSuite for manufacturing helps Australian business icon drill into business blind spots for innovative, Industry 4.0 solutions and significant savings MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Sutton Tools has deployed Infor M3 CloudSuite for manufacturing to achieve a timely and accurate understanding of its business to drive product and company expansion both domestically and abroad. Sutton Tools has also implemented the Infor OS cloud operating platform, including Infor Intelligent Open Network (ION) and Mongoose, to fine-tune internal processes and reduce total cost of ownership.

Sutton Tools uses Infor M3 CloudSuite for manufacturing in its warehouse and manufacturing operations.
In 2001, Sutton Tools had a single distribution hub and one manufacturing centre but in the past decade has opened new facilities in New Zealand and The Netherlands as its first European base. After more than two decades, the successful migration to the cloud from a Movex/Infor M3 on-premise environment has saved Sutton Tools hundreds of thousands of dollars on new computing systems, and improved system integration and supply chain visibility across three manufacturing sites and three distribution centres - under the guidance of Infor global partner, Fortude. Learn more about Infor M3 CloudSuite for manufacturing and Infor OS: https://www.infor.com/en-au/solutions/erp/m3 https://www.infor.com/en-au/technology According to Sutton Tools, the aim of the upgrade was to: Improve business IT uptime Reduce the effort required to upgrade an on-p ......read more

Audience Analytics Acquires IP Rights for Golden Bull Award as it Ramps Up Expansion Strategy

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Audience Analytics Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the IP rights for the prestigious Golden Bull Award. The acquisition complements the Company's existing award programs IP portfolio that includes the notable HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia and SME100. With experience spanning 15 markets in Asia, Audience Analytics intends to leverage on cross-selling opportunities to expand the Golden Bull Award brand and gain greater control over its revenue. Launched and first organised in 2003 by a Malaysian Chinese newspaper«????» (Nanyang Siang Pau), the Golden Bull Award is one of Malaysia's first and most representative annual business awards that honors top-performing businesses for their achievements. The Golden Bull Award comprises three different categories, namely Emerging SMEs, Outstanding SMEs, and the coveted Super Golden Bull Award, categorised according to the annual turnover of participating companies. Winners often capitalise on the award's esteemed reputation and receive greater credibility and recognition for their work. In 2013, the award was subsequently acquired by a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Business Media International Sdn. Bhd., Audience Analytics has entered into a partnership agreement in February 2016, with Sphere Exhibits Pte. Ltd. ("Sphere"), a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, for the rights to use the trademarks pertaining to Golden Bull Award. Audience Analytics has since been the primary organiser of the Golden Bull Award, successfully holding the awards ceremony in Malaysia in 2017. Since then, Audience Analytics has expanded the Golden Bull Award to Singapore in 2018 and Taiwan in 2020. To date, over 4,000 corporates across Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan have participated in the Golden Bull Award program since 2017. Chairman and Managing Director of Audience An ......read more

Amazon Singapore unveils incredible Prime Day 2022 deals for Prime members to shop on 12 & 13 July

Save more than S$500 this Prime Day by stacking promotions like a pro and combining multiple deals in one order – learn more here. T&Cs apply. Prime Day starts at 12am SGT on 12 July, offering 48-hours of dream-worthy deals with brands including Acer, Bose, Fitbit, Philips, SharkNinja, LEGO, Tiger Beer, Calvin Klein and more. Amazon will be hosting the first-ever Prime Day Pit Stop event in Singapore where members of the public can participate to win prizes including Amazon.sg Gift Cards, from 9-10 July at Suntec City and 12-13 July at Ocean Financial Centre. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) - 48 hours of dream deals is almost here as Amazon Singapore unveils a preview of the thousands of promotions that will be available on Prime Day from 12am SGT on July 12 to July 13 at Amazon.sg/primeday. Prime members will have exclusive access to deals across popular categories including Household & Kitchen; PC & Electronics; Beauty; Health & Personal Care; Baby & Toys; Apparel; Beer, Wine & Spirits; and more. New local brands and small and medium-sized businesses such as PRISM+, GINLEE and Pristine will also be participating in Prime Day. Anyone can join Prime or start a free 30-day trial at amazon.sg/prime to shop Prime Day deals.

Shop Deals from Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Globally, Prime Day provides small and medium businesses the opportunity to promote their products to more than 200 million Prime members around the world. "PRISM+ is proud to announce our launch on Amazon Singapore, which has proven to be a great channel for local brands to reach out to its audiences," said Jonathan Tan, ......read more

Marketing application of BOGUTAI® (teriparatide injection) has been officially accepted by the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

HONG KONG SAR - EQS Newswire - 29 June 2022 - A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company – Uni-Bio Science Group Limited (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; Stock code: 00690.HK) is pleased to announce that t the marketing application submitted by the Group's self-developed BOGUTAI® (teriparatide injection) has been accepted by the China National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") on 28 June 2022, with the acceptance number "CXSS2200062?". If BOGUTAI® is approved for marketing, it will provide patients with better drug choices, which is a major milestone for the company in the field of orthopedic diseases. BOGUTAI® (teriparatide injection) is the Group's fifth marketed product following GENETIME® , GENESOFT® , PINUP® , BOKANGTAI®, and it is also the first domestic manufactured PTH Liquid in China to use a disposable injection pen. Developed in collaboration with Swiss self-care giant Ypsomed, this product has an extremely thin injection needle and high dose accuracy, which can greatly reduce the pain of injections for patients. The Group strongly believe BOGUTAI® will be a future blockbuster for the Group by virtue of the product's strong cost advantage, better therapeutic effect and convenient administration method. Teriparatide injection adopts biological expression technology, and is a recombinant human parathyroid hormone analog (PTH1-34), which has the same sequence as the 34-amino acid N-terminal amino acid (biologically active region) of human parathyroid hormone of 84 amino acids. For the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women with a high risk of fractures, it is the only osteogenesis-promoting anti-osteoporosis drug approved for marketing at home and abroad, which can effectively improve bone microstructure, increase bone strength, promote bone healing, and significantly reduce the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women. China is the country with the largest number of osteopo ......read more

Pattern sees considerable growth during China’s 618 Shopping Festival

GMV rose 290% year-on-year, attributed to more high-profile brands being onboardHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - The 618 Shopping Festival is the second-largest online shopping event in China, and it recently took place from 31 May to 18 June. The event outperformed itself this year as record sales took place, which is a testament to the strength of China's economy. Pattern is delighted to announce the trading results for brands we represent in China from 618. During the shopping event, Pattern's total GMV in China increased by 290% compared to last year's results. The growth is attributed to our brand partners' line-ups strengthening in the market, as the newly onboarded brands contributed over 50% of Pattern's total GMV during the 618 festival. Brands that have been trading with Pattern in China for over a year saw significant increases in sales, with an average 85% year-on-year uplift in sales over the period. The highest performing brand achieved a growth of 14-fold. Despite COVID control measures in some major Chinese cities during the period, the country still saw steady growth in its online retail sector. For example, JD.com reported a total transaction volume of RMB 379.3 billion (approximately USD 57 billion) for its 618 campaign this year, beating its own record again with a 10.3% YoY growth. This result echoes our latest polling research in the China market, which found 67% of Chinese shoppers saying they will spend more online in 2022. Pattern China General Manager Sharon Gai commented: "We are proud to see the strong result we delivered at the 618 festival this year, which shows the synergy between our business model and the brands we represent in China." She added: "With our local team's knowledge of China's unique ecommerce ecosystem, we help the Western brands we represent to prepare for the shopping festivals, maximising their profile through a mixture of on-platform advertising and off-platform demand-generation and bra ......read more

Warner Bros. Discovery partners with Shell in ‘Dare to Ride’

Warner Bros. Discovery partners with Shell for the premiere of adrenaline-filled local show ‘Dare to Ride’ featuring Asia’s most iconic bike routes Six celebrity bikers overcome unique obstacles as they bike across Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and India New local series in partnership with Shell (6x30) premieres across Southeast Asia and India between June 25 to July 30, 2022 SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Warner Bros. Discovery has partnered with Shell for a brand-new, adrenaline-filled show, "Dare to Ride", which premiered on Discovery Southeast Asia (SEA) and India on June 25, 2022, at 9PM (SEA/PH), 8PM (BKK/JKT), 8PM (IND).

"Dare to Ride" showcases some of Asia's most accomplished riders as they attempt to conquer the region's most iconic routes with just their bikes, their wits, and their technical knowhow. The show is narrated by Steve Crombie, a world-renowned professional adventure motorcyclist who has already conquered many extreme terrains and roads in Asia and around the globe. Lynn Ng, VP Head of Factual & Lifestyle SEA and Head of Content Operations APAC, Warner Bros. Discovery, said: "Warner Bros. Discovery remains committed to championing local storytelling and homegrown talent and we are pleased to partner with Shell on a new series that showcases the beauty of Asia through a fresh perspective. Featuring the stunning sceneries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and India, Dare to Ride puts audiences in the front seat as renowned riders strive to overcome physical, geographical, and cultural obstacles. Combining adventure and emotion with unique ......read more

Coface Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2022: Asian companies face rising credit risks despite shorter payment delays

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Coface’s 2022 Asia Corporate Payment Survey, conducted between November 2021 and February 2022, provides insights into the evolution of payment behaviour and credit management practices of about 2,800 companies across the Asia Pacific region during another pandemic year. Respondents came from nine markets (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan) and 13 sectors located in the Asia-Pacific region. No deterioration of payment delays despite the impact of COVID except in China Improved economic conditions in 2021 contributed to a notable fall in the duration of payment delays across Asia-Pacific, dropping from 68 days on average in 2020 to 54 days in 2021, the lowest level in 5 years. The share of respondents experiencing overdue payment remained stable at 64% vs. 65% in the previous year. Among the nine economies covered, payment delays shortened the most in Malaysia and Singapore. By contrast, China was the only country that recorded a rise in payment delays, and also was the country with the longest average payment delay. However, the survey highlighted some concerns. The share of respondents that mentioned an increase in the amount of overdue went up to 35% in 2021, against 31% in the preceding year. Furthermore, more companies reported ultra-long payment delays (ULPDs) of more than 10% of annual turnover, with this increase driven largely by China where the already high share of 27% in 2020 grew to 40% in 2021. The proportion of ULPDs slightly rose in Australia and India, while it stabilized or declined in the other six economies, with a significant drop in Hong Kong. The large majority of ULPDs are never paid, and therefore, cash-flow risks tend to increase when these ULPDs account for over 2% of a company’s annual turnover. Sector-wise, the increase in companies experiencing ULPDs of more than 10% was particularly marked in the metals sector, for w ......read more

Singapore Island Cruise Launches National Day 2022 Promotion

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 June 2022 - Singapore Island Cruise is pleased to announce that they will be launching a special promotion in commemoration of National Day this year. The promotion will run from 1st July 2022 all the way to 31st August 2022. To celebrate the country's 57th birthday, Singapore Island Cruise is running a National Day promotion this year, offering a 20% discount off all ferry tickets to the Southern Islands. To enjoy this special promotion, customers can purchase tickets directly from Singapore Island Cruise's website and enter the exclusive promo code "SG20". Ferry tickets purchased from other platforms are not eligible for the discount. With a fleet of 14 air-conditioned vessels, the company prides itself in delivering the most reliable and efficient services for anyone looking for a chartered ferry in Singapore. Besides scheduled ferry trips, one may also hire a private ferry for charter to and from the Southern Islands. This service allows individuals the freedom to decide on their itinerary, arrival, and departure times. As the country's first, original and longest-serving ferry operator from Marina South Pier, Singapore Island Cruise has been providing scheduled ferry transport services to Kusu Island and St. John's Island daily since its establishment in 2007. For those looking for a ferry to Lazarus Island, board a ferry to St. John's Island and cross over the causeway to Lazarus Island. With the launch of their new National Day 2022 promotion, Singapore Island Cruise strives to continue to provide the most memorable experiences for all their passengers with their professional ferry services. For more information or to book your tickets, please visit https://islandcruise.com.sg/. #SingaporeIslandCruise ...read more

Yeebo Announces Annual Results for FY2021/22; Revenue Growth of 42% Achieved Impressive Growth of 42% in Profit Attributable to Owners; Committed to Transforming into an Advanced Technology-based Manufacturing Leader

Financial Highlights For the year ended 31 March 2022 HK’000 2021 HK’000 Change Revenue 1,266,641 891,969 +42.0% Gross profit 199,656 109,215 +82.8% Profit for the Year 282,353 198,010 +42.6% Profit attributable to owners of the Company 266,579 187,734 +42.0% Basic earnings per share (HK cents) - Basic - Diluted 27.3 27.1 19.1 19.0 +42.9% +42.6% ......read more

CSG Customer Engagement Solutions Earn Top Marks from Multiple Leading Analyst Firms

Positioned as a leader by industry analyst firms, demonstrates depth, innovation and expertise of end-to-end platformDENVER, US - News Direct - 29 June 2022 - In today's world of instant gratification, second chances to impress consumers are hard to come by, making it critical to get every interaction right the first time. Global brands are clamoring for intelligent automation that delivers personalized, relevant and interactive experiences in real-time across the entire customer lifecycle. CSG® (NASDAQ: CSGS) is answering this call. With a best-in-class, end-to-end suite of solutions and an integrated omnichannel approach, CSG continues to garner the recognition of industry-leading analysts at Forrester and Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. In recent months, CSG has been recognized as a: A Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Journey Orchestration Platforms, Q2 2022: the Forrester report states: "CSG acquired Kitewheel - a regular leader in the journey orchestration space – to bring together journey analytics and orchestration..." Forrester recognized CSG with a top score in the current offering category and gave top scores in the journey discovery, and journey automation and orchestration criteria. The report states CSG's current offering strengths include "connecting the data, analyzing journey behavior, including a visualization of which steps have the biggest impact on the overall journey; and analyzing business impact." A Leader in the SPARK Matrix™: Customer Communication Management (CCM), 2022 CSG's customer engagement channels help "organizations enhance customer engagement, reduce churn, reduce operating expenses, easily launch new digital services and enter new markets efficiently." A Leader in the SPARK Matrix™: Customer Data Platform (CDP), 2022 Quadrant Knowledge Solutions notes, "CSG's CDP platform provides comprehensive capabilities, including ......read more

HONMA Golf Announces Record Annual Results for FY2021/22 Robust Growth across All Products and Markets

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - HONMA Golf Limited ("HONMA"; together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKEx stock code: 6858), one of the most prestigious golf brands worldwide, announced today its consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2022 (the "Period"). Financial Highlights All key financial metrics improved significantly, with the Group's revenue, profit before tax and earnings per share reaching record highs since its IPO listing. Group revenue of JPY28,971.1 million (equivalent to USD249.2 million), up 27.4% versus FY2020/21. Gross profit margin of 54.1%, up 3.8 percentage points from the same period last year. Profit before tax for the year increased significantly by 212.4% to JPY7,560.3 million (equivalent to USD65.0 million), with earnings per share increasing by 233.0% to JPY10.22. Operating cash flow was JPY5,916.5 million (equivalent to USD50.9 million), up 48.5% year-on-year. The Board proposed a final dividend of JPY2.0 per share, together with the interim dividend of JPY1.5 per share, total dividends for the financial year will amount to JPY3.5 per share. Total dividend payout will amount to JPY2,119.7 million, representing 34.2% of the Group's distributable profits for the period. During the Period, the global sports industry has shown signs of rapid recovery as governments around the world gradually relaxed COVID-19 related restrictions. In particular, the golf industry grew significantly in terms of participation and purchase interest. The Group has caught the tailwinds of industry development to actively implement its three-pronged growth strategy, namely product, channel and branding, and has achieved remarkable results. All markets demonstrated robust growth Geographically, most of the Group's main markets recorded robust sales growth compared to the same period last year, with revenue from Japan, China, Europe and Other Regions rising s ......read more

New Report Details How to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 22% in Global Supply Chain by Adopting a Freight Data Exchange Standard

The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility calls for global policy action, including defining how to share critical information among freight sector stakeholders as a condition for port accessLONDON, UK - News Direct - 28 June 2022 - The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo), a global initiative created to shape policy and ideas for more equitable and sustainable movement of people and goods around the world, today released a report that details the impact of freight sector data sharing to improve the sustainability and reliability of the global supply chain. The report includes new modeling from the International Transport Forum (ITF), which found that the adoption of an open freight data exchange standard would not only improve operational efficiencies across the supply chain, reducing the unprecedented level of goods stuck at global ports, it will also result in an estimated 22% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 and eliminate 2.5 billion barrels of oil per year. Freight data exchange standards are open or freely available technical specifications that define how to share critical information to seamlessly facilitate global freight logistics. Standardizing the exchange of freight data will support a transition to widespread software-enabled communication forming the backbone of better stakeholder coordination across the global supply chain. Clean Fuel and Electrification Are Not Enough to Decarbonize the Freight Sector “We need a comprehensive plan of action to decarbonize our global freight sector,” said Mary Nichols, co-chair of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility. “Business as usual is not an option. As we transition to increasingly lower carbon fuels, vessels and vehicles, we must also rapidly deploy technology solutions that will drive operational efficiencies - and critically needed climate benefits - across the global supply chain.” ReMo partnered with the ITF to use its globally renowned freight emissions model to quantify emissions reduct ......read more

Online Rich Won the Outstanding International Online Store Entrepreneurship System Award Bestowed by PCCW

Assist Zero-experience Novices Conduct E-commerce Startup Innovation Potential and Brand Edge Assented by Industry InsidersHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - Online Rich (the "Company"), a leading cross-border e-commerce innovation model and solution company in Hong Kong, is pleased to announce that it has won "The Outstanding International Online Store Entrepreneurship System Award" in "The Excellence Brand Award 2022" organized by PCCW Media Limited. Its continuously innovative brand strength and prominent trade status attained the consent of industry insiders.

Online Rich provides a low-cost, automated, one-stop e-commerce operation management system for entrepreneurs, wholesalers, retailers, freelancers, and full-time moms who intend to start their e-shops. The Online Rich platform can help users expand their e-commerce businesses to cross-border and even international markets and feasibly boost their sales. The "One-stop E-commerce Undertaking System" uniquely created by the Company for "e-commerce newcomers" integrates supplies dropshipping, website designing and building, delivery and distribution, payment management, etc. Users can start their own business at a low cost from scratch here without any worries, build their own e-shops, and operate through remote portals anytime and anywhere. Online Rich is well-known as "the best and ideal e-commerce launcher platform". Mr. Hui, CEO of Online Rich, stated, "The Company has been deeply involved in cross-border e-commerce innovation outlets for four years. We have been working hard to innovate and help users expand and strengthen their e-commerce business securely and eco ......read more

OPPO commemorates 100 years of Centre Court as the global partner of Wimbledon for the fourth year

Under the banner of Inspiration Ahead, OPPO unveils its latest AR experience to celebrate the tournamentLONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - Continuing the brand's commitment to inspire its global users,OPPO, the global partner of Wimbledon 2022, reveals it's celebration for 100 years of Centre Court under the new brand proposition, Inspiration Ahead. The brand is unveiling its latest AR experience utilising OPPO's CybeReal 2.0 technology and its newest flagship device: OPPO Find X5 Pro.

OPPO, Global Partner of Wimbledon for the 4th consecutive year
"Inspiration Ahead means showing confidence and poise when we are moving forward. It encourages us to remain resolved and graceful as we brave the storm and break the stagnation. Participating in sporting events is fantastic for OPPO to convey the mutually inspirational spirit and communicate OPPO's technology innovation experience with our global users" announced William Liu, OPPO's Vice President and President of Global Marketing. OPPO, as the global partner for the fourth consecutive year, looks to empower tennis fans' experiences with its advanced imaging technology to witness, capture and share the heart-stopping moments on the court. Marking the centenary of Wimbledon's Centre Court, OPPO has created a new AR experience showcasing the dynamic history of Wimbledon. People can drop into their AR environment a selection of iconic tennis stars from across the decades. Fans will be able to experience the most inspiring moments across time that have cemented Wimbledon as one of the greatest and most-loved tournaments in the world. Exclusively available at Wimbledon 2022, the AR ......read more

ECOVACS ROBOTICS Brings Loved Ones Closer on Vietnam Family Day With Launch of DEEBOT T10 Featuring Enhanced AI for Intelligent Floor Cleaning

Free your hands for hugging your love. Leave cleaning to DEEBOT.HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - ECOVACS ROBOTICS (“ECOVACS”), the world's leading service robotics leader, is making good on its new mission, “Robotics for All”, by reimagining floor cleaning with the brand-new AI-powered DEEBOT T10 robotic vacuum cleaner. Available on Vietnam Family Day, the new DEEBOT combines next-generation technologies, such as AIVI 3.0 Upgraded AI-based Object Recognition and Avoidance technology, that offer tech-savvy family members more time with their loved ones instead of household chores. It also ushers in a new era of human-bot interaction with YIKO Voice Assistant, making the DEEBOT T10 every family’s intelligent butler.

Superior Cleaning Capability Powered by AI and Efficiency by ECOVACS’ Proprietary Technologies Enhanced AI with AIVI 3.0: The DEEBOT T10 comes with AIVI 3.0, powered by a Horizon Sunrise® 3 Processor. The enhanced AI capability improves object single-frame recognition accuracy by 20% and the object single-frame recognition speed by 20 times. With an onboard 960P astrophotography camera that widens the Field of View (FOV) to 148.3°, DEEBOT T10 identifies common ground obstacles faster and is better at avoiding them. The robotic vacuum cleaner also recognizes 18 types of floor obstacles, furniture, and floor materials and comes with a TÜV Rheinland privacy and safety certificate for software and hardware. DEEBOT T10 is designed to work on different surfaces and carpets. The AIVI 3.0 technology, when paired with ultrasonic sensors, helps the robotic vacuum cleaner recognize different carpet types while anti-drop sens ......read more

Global Sources bolsters online B2B platform to prepare global O2O buyers for the future of sourcing

New features connect exclusive quality buyers and unique verified suppliers worldwide, enables smarter decisions and swifter responses with reduced risk HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - Global Sources, the internationally trusted multichannel B2B sourcing platform, announced the revamp of its “Global Sources Online Sourcing Platform” (GSOL) to offer powerful new features to connect authentic buyers and verified suppliers globally. By combining its tailored sourcing solutions and trusted market information, Global Sources, the only international B2B souring marketplace reaching over 10 million O2O buyers and suppliers including 97 of the world’s Top 100 retailers, enables swifter responses to the evolving trading environment and seize the emerging opportunities.

The pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to the B2B environment. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of B2B sales interactions will occur digitally. To help global buyers and suppliers embrace new tools and engagement manner, Global Sources has pioneered to support the sourcing community with expertise and technology, like identifying trustworthy partners, auditing factories when trade barriers are in place, and sustaining business development, by designing powerful features with user-friendly interfaces, including: Smart use of Big Data Algorithm to generate more precise and customized recommendations for buyers based on preferences and attributes, plus high-demand product ranking for smarter decision-making. "Tailored Product Recommendations" powered by big data analytics enhance user experience and enable swifter responses with reduced ......read more

GEODIS appoints Eddie Chang as Managing Director for Malaysia

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - GEODIS, a global leading transport and logistics services provider, today announced the appointment of Eddie Chang as its new Managing Director for Malaysia. With over 25 years of experience in the logistics sector, Chang will be responsible for leading GEODIS' growth in Malaysia, a market that continues to play a key role in the company's multi-modal network across Southeast Asia.

Eddie Chang
Chang, who was previously Managing Director of Tigers Global Logistics and subsequently, Director at JAS Worldwide in Malaysia, will leverage his extensive experience in both air and sea freight, warehouse operations, Contract Logistics, and e-Commerce fulfilment to expand GEODIS' client base, especially in key verticals including automotive, industrial and high tech. With ongoing plans in place to bolster GEODIS' highly integrated transport solutions, Chang will also be taking the reins to further advance Malaysia's capacity as a hub connecting the company's owned controlled flight network with its road transport services that currently connects Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam via Kuala Lumpur. The company's rapidly expanding multi-modal network is a key strategic accelerator for its growing presence in the region. "Eddie's passion for driving customer-centric results, his vast experience in the field and proven track record of success will take GEODIS' capability for innovation to new levels," said Lakshmanan Venkateswaran, Sub-Regional Managing Director, Southeast Asia. "As Malaysian customers look to prioritize supply chain resilience in the near future, we are confident that Eddie's le ......read more

Singapore Highly Raved Lingerie Brand, I’M IN Opens Its 3rd Lingerie Store

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - Singapore’s highly sought wireless, comfortable Asian-fit intimates brand, I’M IN, is expanding in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with the recent opening of a brand new outlet in Tampines 1 – a vibrant shopping mall situated in the heart of urbanised Tampines. Upon entering the store, it will become immediately apparent that this outlet is conceptually different from the other two outlets located in Orchard Gateway and Funan Mall, respectively. The store offers a unique, one-of-a-kind experience along with all the other features you’ve come to love about I’M IN; including the stylish decor, friendly staff, and boundless variety of intimates for you to choose from. The highlights of this particular outlet include a changing room for intimates like you’ve never seen before. The changing room comes equipped with a “Turn On The Moon” lighting feature, which creates a relaxed and calming space for you to try on your chosen intimates in a room that is exceptionally lit up by your very own moonlight. It is specifically an experience store that allows customers to try on the lingerie before purchasing it. You can get your fittings done or items exchanged in-store because I’M IN seeks to make comfort a priority – as evidenced by both the comfy fit of the lingerie and the soothing changing room environment. Enjoy the pleasant aroma of a fresh, fruity, and floral fragrance while browsing for the perfect intimates; ranging from the seamless bra to multiway bandeau, strapless push up bra, anti slip strapless bra and many more. The scent is a pleasing mix of perfectly ripe pears and notes of fresh freesia. Combined with some green nuances of rhubarb and the warm and subtle smell of patchouli, amber, and white musk, this fragrance is perfectly engineered to put any shopper at ease. I’M IN wants you to enjoy your lingerie shopping experience in a calming, peaceful, and pleasant environment. The ambience of this new ......read more

Kuhlmann International Introduces Affiliate Architects Program

Affiliate Architects and Interior Designers Wanted as PartnersSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - Leading German modular interior builder Kuhlmann International has launched the Kuhlmann Affiliate Architects Program to provide primary bespoke services and products to architects and interior designers to facilitate the implementation of their creative design solutions. A leading European bespoke modular interior builder specializing in total home design solutions since 1923, Kuhlmann International is represented by TMB Pte Ltd in Singapore, which opened the first Kuhlmann Experience Centre in November 2021.

As interior carpentry and modular construction specialists, Kuhlmann International works closely together with architects and interior designers in developing their creative designs and bringing them to execution through a comprehensive array of integrated solutions based on Kuhlmann products. The Kuhlman Experience Centre offers over 800 IP designs of interior home solutions ranging from kitchens, wardrobes, architectural accessories and furniture. As the first exclusive distributor in Singapore, the Kuhlmann Experience Centre provides a physical 'touch and feel' setting showcasing a kitchen, living room and a walk-in wardrobe. It also works with partner brands for high end appliances such as Hansgrohe, Miele and Liebherr to complement its services and products. An offsite carpentry workshop manned by 15 master craftsmen handle assembly and installation work at clients' premises. With sustainability and environmental considerations a major factor in the business operations, all materials used comply with international standards for su ......read more

Atradius survey: significant uptake of trade credit insurance across UAE

Expressing a concern over safeguarding cash flow, more businesses have turned to credit insurance than last yearDUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - The latest Atradius Payment Practices Barometer Survey for the United Arab Emirates has revealed a year-on-year increase in the number of businesses adopting trade credit insurance. The majority of businesses polled cited the need to protect cash flow and minimise days sales outstanding (DSO) as primary reasons for taking out a policy. Indeed, 60% of businesses polled explained that liquidity issues were the primary reason for payment defaults. However, there was also an increase in the number of businesses choosing to use specific trade finance solutions to complement their credit insurance policy. Despite this increase in the adoption of trade credit insurance, there was no year-on-year change in the total value of B2B sales made on credit, which remained at about half of all sales. Write-offs also held steady at 8% with no change year-on-year. Businesses across the UAE reported different reasons for offering customer credit. These ranged from the desire to grow sales with existing customers in the agri-food industry, to the need to remain competitive within regional and international markets as indicated by respondents in the ICT industry. “The UAE has a strategically important position as the region’s commercial hub”, said Schuyler D’Souza, Managing Director Middle East at Atradius. He explained: “Although there remains a widespread preference for cash, trade credit is used to drive sales across various sectors where businesses are competing in international markets. The more widespread use of trade credit insurance in the region is likely to reflect the development of more sophisticated credit management strategies. It is the indication of a maturing market and a further example of the importance of the nation’s commercial focus.” Overall, companies in the UAE appeared upbeat about their business ......read more

Asia businesses struggle to offset losses from increased B2B bad debt, Atradius survey reveals

Alarming 60% increase in business-to-business (B2B) write-offs expected to pose a severe threat to liquidity of companies in Asia. HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 June 2022 - Chasing down unpaid B2B trade debt has become a major headache for Asian companies trading on domestic and export markets. They are facing sharply increased costs to manage customer credit risk in-house and thus protect cash flow from disruption caused by the current challenging economic and trading environment. The problem becomes even more serious with long-term unpaid B2B trade debt (more than 90 days) that is written off as uncollectable despite several attempts to receive payment. In this situation businesses struggle to find additional sales, a measure that could help to offset their losses and thus avoid putting liquidity under pressure and a company’s entire future at risk. Severe warning signs of a mounting strain on business liquidity are evident in the staggering 60% increase in business-to-business (B2B) bad debts that could not be collected, compared to our survey in 2021. This is the major concern spelled out by businesses polled in seven markets in Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam) and in the United Arab Emirates for the 2022 edition of the Atradius Payment Practices Barometer Survey for Asia. Taiwan sounded the highest alarm, with a bad debt write-offs figure nearly three times higher than found in our past survey of the market -- now at 8% of the total value of B2B invoices. Businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore also said they were taking a serious hit from increased write-offs, both seeing an average 50% increase. Another country suffering was Indonesia, with a reported 40% increase in write-offs. Vietnam was included in the survey for the first time and companies there said liquidity was being dented both by write-offs (at 6% of the total value of B2B invoices) and unpaid B2B trade debt, which was affecting around half ......read more

Crypto Derivatives Leader Bybit Tackles Bear Market by Settling Options in USDC

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - Bybit, a cryptocurrency exchange with one of the largest BTC futures open interest, is settling its options trading market in one of the world's most trusted stablecoins: USDC. Unlike Bitcoin-settled contracts, Bybit's use of USDC allows for stable prices for the duration of each contract. Users of Bybit's European-style, USDC-settled options will also benefit from the newly-launched unified margin account, which offers a completely new derivatives trading structure. Users can use all assets under their account as collateral to trade USDC options contracts as well as perpetuals. Bybit's portfolio margin mode supports USDT, USDC, BTC and ETH as collateral, with more assets to be added soon. These functions cement Bybit's reputation as a fully integrated trading powerhouse, with a dedicated dual server system that ensures 99.9% uptime. Indeed, Bybit experienced a 99.99% up rate throughout the year, with 100k rps trading engine throughput and the track record of processing 30,000 transactions at its peak. Furthermore, Bybit is offering users one month's trading at their lowest fee tier, usually reserved for VIPs. This equates to a 60% discount compared to industry standard. As well as having the best on-screen liquidity in the market, Bybit prides itself on open, transparent communication. Its tier-based fee rate has a transparent structure with no hidden fee levels, nor hidden non-liquidation clauses either. Options Trading in Crypto Currently, the total crypto options volume is only a small fraction of crypto's total derivative volume traded, contrary to traditional markets, most crypto options is margined and settled by the same currency — i.e. BTC is used both as collateral and settlement currency for BTC options. For the first time ever in crypto, Bybit offers options that are settled in USDC, which is pegged to the dollar. Bybit options also offer a portfolio margin system similar to that of SPAN ......read more

FTT DAO raises $7 million, donated by FTX token fans

FTX Token Fans Start FTT DAOHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - FTT DAO, a community-led ecosystem DAO, has received 250,000 $FTT, worth approximately $7 million USD, in community donations to help kick start its activities. A number of community contributors participated in the donation to help grow FTT DAO. Through this donation, which will be used as an ecosystem fund, FTT DAO plans to support upcoming community-led projects across areas such as crypto education, decentralized finance and effective altruism for the FTT community. "As an independent, community-led DAO, fans of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried are encouraged to follow and get involved as a BFF, a Bankman-Fried Fan, Friend or Follower" said contributor 0xMarcJ. "There are limitless opportunities for FTT DAO right now, those interested also have the option to apply for a grant for an idea or project they have in mind." "I'm aware of FTT DAO and it's cool that the community is spontaneously coming together", said Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX. Fans can expect to see more crypto educational videos, content, and events. Donations are also earmarked for FTT-related NFT projects and further building the FTT global community and utility. About FTT DAO:FTT DAO is an independent, community-led DAO set up by friends, followers and fans of the FTX Token (FTT). They are fully independent of FTX, who are aware and have no objections. FTT DAOs believe in the future of crypto and digital assets, education to bridge the current gap and giving back to the world. The FTT DAO community are called "BFFs", otherwise known as Bankman-Fried Fans/Followers/Friends. We share the same values as SBF (Sam Bankman-Fried) and support his mission to give back to society in order to make a positive impact on our world. For more information visit fttdao.com/ For updates, follow FTT DAOs socials: Twitter.com/fttdao https://discord.gg/DnpAMwMJ3d #FTTDAO ...read more

P2E.Game, the one-stop information aggregation platform for NFT and GameFi, launches the News section and Launchpad

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - P2E.Game, the one-stop GameFi and NFT Information Aggregation Platform, has officially launched the Beta version and updated the News section. P2E.Game has rolled out important news and selected reports on GameFi and NFT tracks, so to make sure players have access to the most valuable information on the market in a short time whether a new investment event or a public test that a project is conducting. In the News section, players can directly judge the popularity of the project from the Like of each news, saving inefficient browsing time, learning and joining in new projects on time, acquiring accurate market information, and receiving information about whitelist and airdrop of potential GameFi projects. In the past 6 months, P2E.Game has launched four sections, Launchpad, Game Library, NFT Aggregator, and News, aiming to present to both gamers and crypto investors as the "Best GameFi and NFT Gem Tracker", and opened up the Web3.0 era with GameFi and NFT. P2E.Game is about to build DAO by aggregating players, projects, communities, media, institution investors and other participants. On the roadmap, P2E.Game is running global airdrop activities in Q3 to expand P2E ecology. P2E.Game has achieved the accumulation of 100,000 seed users. Through DAO economy combined with the SocialFi model, each player can participate in the platform and become the owner of the platform. P2E.Game has launched the innovative E2E Product to help projects find their targeted customers by bonding projects with users through a more effective Web3-sense of marketing. P2E.Game has launched Launchpad Gallery that users could effortlessly find the scores and comparison of different GameFi launchpads in terms of ROI or quality of projects, which saves plenty of time switching between various platforms. The requirements of entry and the time period during which to participate are also provided so that users could timel ......read more

Cambodia’s Wheelchair Basketball Squads for 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 Take Centre Stage

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - Cambodia's wheelchair basketball teams will be stronger than ever going into the 12th ASEAN Para Games in 2023 with exciting new players, a brand-new look, and new leadership at both the coaching and federation levels.

From left, Mike Tuon of Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation ("CWBF"), Gabriel Tan of Prince Holding Group, Edward Lee of Prince Real Estate Group, Seu Muy of CWBF, Senior Minister Ly Thuch – President of CWBF, H.E. Vath Chamroeun of National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, H.E. Ouk Sethycheat of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, H.E. Hoeurng Sophon of Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation.
The Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation ("CWBF"), with the support of the Prince Holding Group's philanthropic arm Prince Foundation, unveiled the changes at a ceremony attended by a diverse audience of nearly 200 people that included government leaders along with representatives from international chambers of commerce, local businesses, and civil society organizations.
Guests of honors posing at the photo wall post-event with His Excellency Ly Thuch, the President of Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation ("CWBF").
Prince Foundation is elated about the federation's decision to appoint H.E. Senior Minister ......read more

Kerry Logistics Network’s Investor Relations Excellence Reaffirmed By Top Institutional Investor Rankings for the Seventh Year Running

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics Network'; Stock Code 0636.HK) has been commended for its excellence in investor relations by being named one of the "Most Honored Companies" for the seventh year running in the Institutional Investor's 2022 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team rankings. It also placed first among overall small & midcap and rest of Asia companies under the Transportation sector in the combined, buy-side and sell-side rankings. Kerry Logistics Network and its key executives ranked first among both overall small & midcap and rest of Asia companies in all categories, including: Best CEO – William Ma Best CFO – Ellis Cheng Best Investor Relations Professional – Iris Tsang Best Investor Relations Program Best ESG William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said, "We are privileged to have the continued support from the Institutional Investor community, and are delighted by our first-place rankings this year across all five categories. Our team's rapport with investors, analysts and fund managers has been particularly evident during the past year. And as Kerry Logistics Network started a new chapter in its journey, we believe these relationships will be critical for our future growth, supported by their insight and resources. Looking ahead, we will continue to value, build and reinforce our investor relations, by further stepping up our efforts and applying best practices to keep the investment community and our shareholders up to date and well-informed, and to take note of and respond to stakeholders' questions and concerns in our bid to maximise our corporate value." Institutional Investor's 2022 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team rankings were the results of voting from 4,854 investment professionals at 1,612 financial services firms, including buy-side analysts, money managers and sell-side researchers a ......read more

HK Local Start-up "OneDay" One-stop Cross-regional Real Estate Online Transaction Platform

Riding The Wave Of Vietnam's Growth to Seize Emigration and Overseas Investment OpportunitiesHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - Local start-up "OneDay" officially launched "OneDay Vietnam", and is entering the Vietnamese real estate market. As a one-stop cross-regional real estate online transaction platform, OneDay provides both local and overseas residential, industrial, and commercial building units, shops, land, and parking spaces for lease or sale. Powered by a fast and flexible platform, OneDay provides lightning-quick location-based proximity search features, such as nearby hospitals, supermarkets, and schools, as well as 70+ search filters for users to choose from. This way, anyone can quickly and easily find real estate opportunities in both Hong Kong and Vietnam for investment or self-use all with the convenience of a single mobile app in hand. This also paves the way for global real estate agents and owners to expand their international customer base via a broader and more efficient listing platform. OneDay helps make relocating abroad easier Moving abroad and finding a suitable foreign residence can be both challenging and stressful. Other websites that offer overseas properties fail to meet the residential needs of the public since they only cater to those looking to buy or sell. But OneDay is helping make relocating much easier since it caters to users looking to buy, sell, as well as rent, and lease. This offering helps satisfy every demand for overseas property, which is important, especially during the recent waves of emigration. With super-fast built-in GPS capabilities and helpful location-based proximity search features that are all natively integrated into the app, users can search for real estate in any area and see nearby hospitals, supermarkets, schools, and other amenities including the distance those amenities are from the property they are looking at. With 70+ search & filter settings, OneDay users can save time and m ......read more

Fynance Launches Its Pay Later Services for Supply Chain Financing

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - Supply chain financing company Fynance has launched its Pay Later service that addresses the financing needs of SMEs, private companies, and sole proprietors in Malaysia. Fynance is a recently launched supply chain financing company with the vision to help small to medium businesses grow their company through their innovative way of providing cash flow. Maintaining a healthy cash flow is one of the top challenges for small and growing businesses in Malaysia. Companies juggle cash from customers to pay for stock, employees, and expenses. In many cases, money from profits is insufficient to reinvest and grow the businesses further while settling outstanding payments. This vision behind Fynance was inspired by the experiences of Fynance co-founder Samuel Wong. During his time in the United States, Wong started several businesses there with the assistance of similar financing companies targeted at empowering businesses and other financial startups with improved cash flow sustainability. When Wong moved back to Malaysia, he wanted to give businesses locally the same opportunities that were available to him in the US. He aimed to create something fast and efficient so that cash is readily available to businesses, allowing them to leverage on business opportunities instead of turning them down due to cash flow limitations. The benefits of Fynance Pay Later solutions may vary from business to business. For example, some businesses may require the liquidity to invest in more stock, whereas others may need the extra cash to invest in machinery to produce more efficiently. To apply for the Pay Later financing, businesses simply need to sign up on our platform via our website fynance.io and upload some financial documentation and company details. The Fynance team will then determine how much of their invoices from suppliers we are willing to fund after we do our credit checks. Upon approval, businesses can t ......read more

AIA Singapore and SMU to pilot a new Actuarial Science Work-Study Elective to support nation’s efforts in integrating university students into the wider industry, business and social ecosystem

The 20-weeks work-study elective provides actuarial science students a head start in their careersSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - AIA Singapore and Singapore Management University (SMU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the first work-study elective for Actuarial Science (ACS) students under the School of Economics.

The collaboration to provide students with valuable on-the-job training experiences in actuarial science was formalised with the signing of the MoU by Professor Hoon Hian Teck, Dean of SMU School of Economics and Ms Lee Pei Shan, Chief Actuary of AIA Singapore. The ceremony was witnessed by AIA employees, management staff from the university in the presence of the current Actuarial Science cohort, representatives from FIS, Singapore Actuarial Society, and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries as well as ACS alumnus. "The SMU Actuarial Science programme has produced several successful actuaries since its launch, providing aspiring actuaries with a well-rounded solid foundation towards their future careers, be it in a conventional actuarial field or any fields that might require analytical skills or general business knowledge. We are delighted to be partnering with SMU to support the development of actuaries in Singapore and nurture the next generation of professionals," said, Ms Lee Pei Shan, Chief Actuary of AIA Singapore. The new work-study elective supports efforts by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) in upskilling and transforming the workforce. As the programme's first anchor partner, AIA Singapore aims to provide students with opportunities to develop relevant skills to thr ......read more

P2E.Game, the one-stop GameFi and NFT information aggregation platform, will soon launch a DAO-driven governing and SocialFi system

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - P2E.Game announced in its roadmap that it will launch a DAO-driven governing and SocialFi system in Q3, ensuring users have access to data ownership, rights of revenue distribution, and giving value to users' behavior across all platforms. Also conducting self-governance in the form of a DAO to ensure fairness, justice, and openness. Since Musk announced his acquisition of Twitter, there are more ventures have announced their entrance into the Web3.0 social platform, using blockchain to empower social media platforms to achieve autonomous self-governance, allowing users to take ownership of data. Through the four major sections of Launchpad, Game Library, NFT Aggregator, and News Section, P2E.Game has accumulated over 100,000 users in one month. The proposal of SocialFi gives users more rights to make a profit, builds the platform into a player-led DAO, and creates a comprehensive, multi-dimensional NFT and GameFi aggregation platform. P2E.Game launches its multilingual website, including German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Chinese, covering Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, in order to build a localized community and adapt to different countries' cultures and user habits. On P2E.Game, users could effortlessly find the scores and comparison of different GameFi launchpads in terms of ROI or quality of projects, which saves plenty of time switching between various platforms. The requirements of entry and the time period during which to participate are also provided so that users can track the best chance to earn from IDO with more accurate and comprehensive information. Moreover, in the Game Library on P2E.Game, users would find games based on their market performance, project progress, social score, and other indispensable factors to determine whether a project is worthy of attention. In the NFT Aggregator section, users can find popular collec ......read more

P2E.Game, the one-stop information aggregation platform for GameFi and NFT, has launched the News section

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - P2E.Game, the one-stop GameFi and NFT Information Aggregation Platform, has officially launched the Beta version and updated the News section. P2E.Game has rolled out important news and selected reports on GameFi and NFT tracks, so to make sure players have access to the most valuable information on the market in a short time whether a new investment event or a public test that a project is conducting. In the News section, players can directly judge the popularity of the project from the Like of each news, saving inefficient browsing time, learning and joining in new projects on time, acquiring accurate market information, and receiving information about whitelist and airdrop of potential GameFi projects. In the past 6 months, P2E.Game has launched four sections, Launchpad, Game Library, NFT Aggregator, and News, aiming to present to both gamers and crypto investors as the "Best GameFi and NFT Gem Tracker", and opened up the Web3.0 era with GameFi and NFT. P2E.Game is about to build DAO by aggregating players, projects, communities, media, institution investors and other participants. On the roadmap, P2E.Game is running global airdrop activities in Q3 to expand P2E ecology. P2E.Game has achieved the accumulation of 100,000 seed users. Through DAO economy combined with the SocialFi model, each player can participate in the platform and become the owner of the platform. P2E.Game has launched the innovative E2E Product to help projects find their targeted customers by bonding projects with users through a more effective Web3-sense of marketing. P2E.Game has launched Launchpad Gallery that users could effortlessly find the scores and comparison of different GameFi launchpads in terms of ROI or quality of projects, which saves plenty of time switching between various platforms. The requirements of entry and the time period during which to participate are also provided so that users could timel ......read more

P2E.Game, a one-stop GameFi and NFT Information Aggregation Platform, has launched the Launchpad aggregation Section

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - P2E.Game, the One-stop GameFi and NFT Information Aggregation Platform, has recently launched Beta Version and the optimized Launchpad section. Regardless of the scale, blockchain games need to be launched from the launchpad. P2E.Game developed an AI algorithm combining with big data intelligent model, focusing on displaying platform token price, market value, TVL, transaction volume, IDO projects number and ROI. The information helps players to discover quality launchpads, collections of launched projects and comparisons of price performance of previous launched projects, and provides information on the date and threshold of participation in IDO. The core team of P2E.Game consists of long-term GameFi players, professional investors and senior blockchain engineers. By combining Web3.0, Blockchain underlying technology and GameFi, the team introduces a one-stop GameFi and NFT information platform that integrates Launchpad, Game library, NFT aggregator and News to provide players with comprehensive guidance and the latest news, building a win-win ecology for all three parties of platform, players and projects. For projects, P2E.Game launches E2E (Email To Earn) product to connect projects with users through a more effective Web3-sense of marketing. Thus, more capital on projects can be attracted to ecological construction, promoting the Launchpad to teach potential players and build a sizable player pool, and providing another channel for Launchpad to maintain player loyalty. For players, they have access to the global GameFi community where they can share insights, and engage all members in community governance and development in the form of DAO autonomous communities. P2E.Game presents a panoramic view of launchpads such as token prices, market cap, TVL, trading volume, IDO projects number, and ROI. That information could help players to find the most promising launchpad and projects ......read more

AIA Launches Healthiest Schools Programme To Help Young People Live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 June 2022 - AIA Group Limited ("AIA" or the "Group"; stock code: 1299) is delighted to launch the AIA Healthiest Schools programme. The programme will contribute to AIA's Purpose to help millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives and make a wider positive impact on communities across Asia. The AIA Healthiest Schools programme is aligned with AIA's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and will encourage healthy living habits among students aged five to 16 by promoting healthy eating, active lifestyles, mental wellbeing, as well as health and sustainability in schools. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), children today face a host of new threats linked to unhealthy lifestyles and diets, climate change, pollution, injury, violence and inequality. WHO research shows that investing in children's health, education and wellbeing brings substantial returns for societies. In February this year, AIA set an ambition to engage a billion people to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives by 2030 through the AIA One Billion initiative. The AIA Healthiest Schools programme will contribute to this goal as it engages, inspires and educates communities to lead healthier lifestyles. Lee Yuan Siong, AIA Group Chief Executive and President, said, "Helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives guides everything that we do. Through the power of education, the AIA Healthiest Schools programme will instil healthy behaviours in young people at an early age and bring lasting change to improve the health and wellness of our next generation." AIA has partnered with education specialist, EVERFI, to design the AIA Healthiest Schools programme. In May this year, EVERFI conducted research amongst 800 teachers across Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. It found that 89% of teachers agree that there is a need for more resources and education that takes a holistic health approach encompassing physical, me ......read more

Best Mart 360 Holdings Limited Announces FY2021/22 Annual Results; Core Net profit Surged Significantly by 121.0% YoY; Proposed a final dividend of HK$8.0 cents per share

Highlights: Revenue increased by 21.8% to approximately HK$1,983.5million. Gross profit increased by 28.4% to approximately HK$667.7 million. Operating profit increased by 39.2% to approximately HK$141.5 million. Profit attributable to owners of the Company increased by 34.8% to approximately HK$109.8 million, if excluding the government subsidies of approximately HK$31.8 million, core net profit increased significantly by 121.0% YOY. As at 31 March 2022, the Group operated a total of 138 chain retail stores, including 130 retail stores in Hong Kong, 6 retail stores in Macau and 2 retail stores in Mainland China. Launched an aggregate of around 70 private label products, from which sales increased by 130.2% YOY. Strategically expands product range to cover more basic foodstuffs and necessities and enhance the development of private label products in the time of fighting against pandemic. Launched “FoodVille”, a new global gourmet brand and executed the expansion plan in the Greater Bay Area by setting up the first presence in the Mainland China market in Shenzhen. Basic earnings per share was 11.0 cents. The Board recommended the payment of final dividend of HK$8.0 cents per share. Financial Highlights: For the year ended 31 Mar HK$’000 2022 2021 Change Revenue 1,983,526 1,627,891 +21.8% Gross profit 667,654 520,154 ......read more

Netac launches new Shadow II DDR5 memory with improved performance

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - After Netac (Netac Technology) launched Shadow plating RGB DDR5, the market performance of DDR5 was hot. Recently, Shadow II DDR5 memory has been introduced. Compared with the Shadow series, Shadow II DDR5 is also positioned in the middle and high end. The difference is that it has no RGB lighting function.

In terms of parameters, Shadow II DDR5 has a frequency specification of 4800MHz, and provides a large-capacity dual-channel memory specification of 8/16/32GB*2, with a timing sequence of 40-40-77 and a voltage of 1.1V The relevant R&D department indicated that high-frequency specifications such as 5600MHz and 6200MHz will be introduced one after another. In terms of appearance, Shadow II DDR5 is designed in black and white, and symmetrical metal waistcoat with minimalist lines makes the product more fashionable and three-dimensional. The "Shadow" logo in the center is in relief shape, surrounded by a diamond-shaped border around a horse's head. The upper part of the waistcoat also follows the symmetrical design, like a Pegasus with wings ready to fly. Of course, the metal vest also makes the heat dissipation capacity of the memory remarkably improved. For gamers, Shadow II DDR5 memory can undoubtedly bring more powerful performance experience. About Netac Technology Co., Ltd.Netac Technology Co., Ltd., headquartered in Shenzhen, was established in May 1999. It is a leading flash memory manufacturer. Netac Technology was successfully listed on the Second-board Market in January, 2010, and it is known as "the first mobile storage in China". (Shenzhen Stock Exchange stock code: 300042). ......read more

2022 Cloud Travel EXPO.Taitung Taiwan Starts on 24th

Blooming Livestream Activity and Online ConferenceTAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Taitung County Tourism Department held a press conference today (24) inviting Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong media to participate in the 2022 Cloud Travel EXPO.Taitung Taiwan. The number of media and buyers online on the day exceeded 1,200 people. After the conference, Taitung County Government Deputy County Zhi-Hui Wang, Transportation and Tourism Development Department Director Joshua M.H. Yu, along with host Ken and Japanese celebrity Mariko Okubo, shared online a list of must-tries in Taitung. A Series of Livestream activities and online conferences will be held as well during the three-day EXPO.

2022 Cloud Travel EXPO.Taitung Taiwan
This year, the Cloud Travel EXPO.Taitung Taiwan invited internet celebrities from Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong to launch a three-day, two-night, sea/land/air online Taitung tour, leading fans and viewers to a Livestream of the lively itinerary of in-depth travel in Taitung. Today (24) at 2pm, the online "Cloud Travel EXPO.Taitung Taiwan'' invited local brands to communicate with international buyers, providing a platform for Taitung's travel industry to promote its rich tourism resources online and turn online experiences into real travel orders. A press conference followed is by the first Livestream event. Taitung County Government Deputy County Zhi-Hui Wang, Transportation and Tourism Development Department Director Joshua M.H. Yu, host Ken, and Japanese celebrity Mariko Okubo were sharing about all the must-eat, must-see, must-go attractions, and must-buy products in Taitung. Vice Mayor Wang even ......read more

The Awards Announcement of HKDA Global Design Awards 2021

476 design awards is now presented in the virtual exhibition while The first "Design Clientele Award" brings designers and brands closerHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 (HKDA GDA 2021), organized by Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) has widely been acknowledged as one of the most established cross-disciplinary design competitions in the Asia-Pacific region since 1975 and supported by the Lead Sponsor, Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Today, the Award List of HKDA GDA 2021 was officially released online at 2pm (HKT).

HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 – Online Awards Presentation Ceremony Virtual Exhibition
This year is the Awards' 47th anniversary and HKDA GDA 2021 has also marked a milestone by the outstanding quality with over 2,200 entries from 15 countries and also for the first time to introduce the "Design Clientele Award" to tighten the connections between brands and designers and the dual mode of online and physical judging. In order to recognize different levels of design excellence from 8 multiple design disciplines including graphics, digital, product, spatial, design clientele, experience, impact and rising creative awards, a total of 476 awards including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence, Hong Kong Best and Judge's Choice Awards was selected by a world-class panel of 24 top-notch representatives of the design industry from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands and etc. In this edition of the HKDA GDA, the brand-new 'Design Clientele Award' ......read more

Banyan Tree Group Debuts in Japan with Five Upcoming Properties

Leading Multi-branded Hospitality Group Expands Stronghold in Asia with the Introduction of Flagship Brand Banyan Tree, Cassia, Dhawa, and a Fresh New Concept GarryaSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Banyan Tree Group today announces its expansion into Japan, a frontier location for the global, multi-branded hospitality group. This introduction of four brands marks the Group's first-ever entry into Japan since its inception in 1994, and further reinforces its stronghold in Asia.

Through a partnership with Wealth Management Group, Dhawa Yura and Garrya Nijo Castle have just launched earlier this month, while Banyan Tree Higashiyama and Banyan Tree Ashinoko Hakone are set to open from now through 2026. Separately, Banyan Tree Group has just signed a new partnership with Terraform Capital that will lead to a newly built Cassia in the beautiful ski resort of Niseko. Interweaving historic touchpoints, rich culture and natural wonders to provide true sense-of-place experiences for discerning travellers, these properties come just in time as Japan's borders reopen following a two-year break from international tourism. Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto: Located in the Gion and Higashiyama district, Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto will open in spring 2024 as a 52-key luxury, hilltop urban resort boasting spectacular views of Kyoto city. It will also be the first and only hotel in Kyoto city to have a Noh stage. Banyan Tree Ashinoko Hakone: Renowned for its hot spring, historical destination and views of Mount Fuji, Banyan Tree Ashinoko Hakone will be a new luxury resort development slated to open in 2026, in an area adjace ......read more

TRON's Metaverse Game WIN NFT HERO About to Make a Bang

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Recently, TRON released another metaverse game, WIN NFT HERO, in a bid to expand its GameFi territory. Like its predecessor WIN NFT HORSE of the WIN NFT series, this game has been born out of the concerted effort of TRON, APENFT, and WINKLink.

TRON has been attracting developers and investors with its high TPS, security, and affordability since its inception. Today, it has become one of the largest public chains in the world, as well as a frontrunner in popular segments such as DeFi, NFT, GameFi, stablecoin, and the cross-chain solution. Statistics for Q2 2022 show that the total number of accounts on the TRON network has exceeded 95 million with the value of on-chain assets once over $54.4 billion. And in May 2022, a new over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin known as USDD was issued by the TRON DAO Reserve, a decentralized reserve initiated by TRON. The TRON ecosystem, flourishing in spite of this crypto winter, is an exact proof of its immense potential. According to available official information, WIN NFT HERO is a 3D cartoon-style turn-based strategy game. It is now in closed beta and only a few loyal players have been randomly selected from the community to be whitelisted for the game. However, we can still catch a glimpse of WIN NFT HERO and how to get involved from its trailer and other disclosed information. The exciting, well-made art, particle effects, and music from the trailer released by the WIN NFT HERO team in late May 2022 indicate the quality of this blockchain game. Also, the background music Fight and Win, which embodies TRON's gaming value "fight against all od ......read more

Zscaler Advances Cybersecurity and User Experience with New AI/ML Capabilities for the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange

AI-Powered Innovations Supercharge Zscaler’s Security Service Edge (SSE) Cloud Security Platform to Block the Most Sophisticated CyberattacksSINGAPORE / NEW DELHI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced newly advanced AI/ML innovations powered by the largest security cloud in the world for unparalleled user protection and digital experience monitoring. The new capabilities further enhance Zscaler's Zero Trust Exchange™ security platform to enable organizations to implement a Security Service Edge (SSE) that protects against the most advanced cyberattacks, while delivering an exceptional digital experience to users, and simplifying adoption of a zero trust architecture. Organizations are facing a 314 percent increase in cyberattacks on encrypted internet traffic and an 80 percent increase in ransomware with nearly a 120 percent increase in double extortion attacks. Phishing is also on the rise with industries like financial services, government and retail seeing annual increases in attacks of over 100 percent in 2021. To combat advancing threats, organizations need to adapt their defenses to real-time changes in risk. However, lean-running IT and security teams are experiencing security alert fatigue with increasing exposure to real-time threats and often don't have the resources or skills to effectively investigate and respond to the mounting volume of threats. Zscaler is addressing these challenges by providing one-click root cause analysis to instantly identify the issues behind poor digital experience, freeing up IT and security teams from troubleshooting to focus on preventing attacks. AI-powered security helps IT professionals by automating threat detection to deliver better and faster protection. Zscaler operates the largest in-line security cloud, which inspects over 240 billion data transactions daily and blocks 150 million daily attacks across the globe to dramatically expedi ......read more

Zscaler Launches Posture Control Solution to Remediate Hidden Security Risks Across Cloud-Native Application Environments

New, Purpose-Built Solution Advances Cloud-Native Application Security and Enables DevOps Teams to Contextualize and Remediate High Priority Risks Across the Cloud Application LifecycleSINGAPORE / NEW DELHI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced its new Posture Control™ solution, designed to give organizations unified Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) functionality tailor-made to secure cloud workloads. Integrated into the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™, the Posture Control solution enables DevOps and security teams to efficiently prioritize and remediate risks in cloud-native applications earlier in the development lifecycle. The completely agentless solution correlates and prioritizes risks, such as unpatched vulnerabilities in containers and VMs, excessive entitlements and permissions, and cloud service misconfigurations. "The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve as more applications reside across multi-cloud footprints, making it more difficult than ever for security, IT, and DevOps teams to keep up with new types of attacks and efficiently prioritize and then remediate cloud risks," said Amit Sinha, President, Zscaler. "Unlike point cloud security tools, which lack context and overburden operators with alerts while missing the full picture, Zscaler's new Posture Control solution correlates signals across several cloud security disciplines to identify and prioritize real risk drivers and high priority security incidents. Also, by extending security directly into developer workflows, infosec teams can collaborate more effectively with DevOps teams to proactively secure applications earlier in the development lifecycle." Today, most enterprises are forced to implement and manage dozens of point security tools to achieve complete security coverage. These tools operate in silos and are not integrated, leading to visibility challenges, security gaps, and frictio ......read more

Zscaler and AWS Expand Relationship Enabling Customers to Accelerate Onramp to the Cloud with Zero Trust Security

Zscaler’s New Posture Control CNAPP Offering Built on AWS Enables Security and DevOps Teams to Efficiently Prioritize and Remediate Hidden Risks Across Cloud ApplicationsSINGAPORE / NEW DELHI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) today announced an extension to its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a preferred cloud provider. In addition, Zscaler announced innovations built on Zscaler's Zero Trust architecture and AWS to help enterprises securely accelerate their transition to the cloud. Working together, the companies will deliver customers a unified solution to consolidate and simplify cloud security operations while helping organizations advance their security architecture from ineffective legacy models to a modern Zero Trust approach designed for the cloud. Today, enterprises are often left to purchase, implement, and manage dozens of disparate point products, which has resulted in operational complexity and higher overhead costs. As the cloud continues to mature, enterprises are looking for a holistic cloud-based platform with integrated services, including, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), Data Loss Protection (DLP), Configuration Management Database (CMDB), and Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) scanning, to protect their globally distributed workloads. To help enterprises advance their deployment of Zero Trust to secure their cloud applications and improve the security of their 5G connections, Zscaler and AWS have extended their relationship to deliver simple, yet powerful, solutions built on AWS. These solutions are designed to help identify, prioritize, mitigate, and remediate cloud workload risks for the applications and the cloud infrastructure, while also extending Zero Trust to Private 5G connections. In cooperation with AWS, Zscaler's three innovations designed to advance cloud security and cloud connectio ......read more

NGT Announces the Implementation of the First-ever Framework in Hong Kong to Audit and Attest NFT Qualification

Expects to Regulate the Industry Ecology Through Technical Supervision Provides Endorsement and Support for Quality NFT Projects HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - NextGen Tech ("NGT" or the "Company"), a leading blockchain technology entity and one-stop Non-fungible Token ("NFT") project launcher in Hong Kong, is pleased to announce that the first NFT qualification audit and attest framework in Hong Kong developed by its core technical team will be officially launched. All NFT products that have been audited by NGT and determined to comply with the specifications will be awarded NGT Certificate. The company strives to provide authoritative endorsements for all compliant and premium NFT projects from a third-party perspective, helping rectify the industry ecology, assisting audiences in discerning and screening, and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of prospective investors and token collectors. Each NGT Certificate itself is also an NFT. NGT intends to provide authoritative endorsement for scrutinized compliant NFT projects and products using their technical characteristics of "cannot be faked and cannot be tampered with".

The NFT market has developed rapidly, with chaos also occurring frequently. In April, Taiwanese pop singer Jay Chou announced on his personal social platform that a phishing website stole the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT he held. The incident had already changed hands several times in the following two days, and the transaction price exceeded US$500,000. Another fake NFT project called CryptoSis, initiated by porn star Lana Rhoades, defrauded US$1.8 million in funds through carefully crafted ......read more

Platinum Fitness Opens Up A New Branch At Tanglin Mall

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Platinum Fitness, a 24-hour fitness gym first established in 2018 at OUE Downtown, celebrates the opening of their second branch in Tanglin Mall. While the industry has stuttered through the pandemic, Managing Director, Marc Torel, saw an opportunity to cement the brand's ethos of affordable luxury, while optimizing membership flexibility to bring the freedom of choice back to the consumer. The new, full-service premium gym in Singapore is now open to all. It is complete with high-quality amenities, while its luxurious environment is only bettered by state-of-the-art Matrix gym equipment imported from the US, as well as a spacious and clean shower area. With this expansion, Platinum Fitness has added new equipment previously unaccounted for at both gym locations such as stair climbers, hack squats, 45-degree leg presses, assault bikes, and glute-ham trainers. This variety enables trainers and individuals to add new workout goals to their routines. It also achieves an important business goal – to continue improving all outlets sustainably and standardise the quality of services offered. Working towards their goal of providing affordable yet high-quality services, the gym offers extremely competitive membership rates that run as low as $99 per month. To cater for the uncertainty of pandemic restrictions that have plagued Singapore over the past 2 years, the gym introduced short term plans including daily, weekly, and more affordable month-to-month plans. Continuing Platinum Fitness's traditions of flexibility, freelance personal trainers are given the option to pay by the hour or purchase a package to train their clients for as low as $18 per session. The clients pay their personal trainers directly and can access the gym without the requirement of a membership. Gym members in search of freelance personal trainers in Singapore can look no further than the front-desk without being pressured into a sale. Freelanc ......read more

Introducing the World’s Latest HIFU Technology, Pretty Beauty Creates the Dazzling Beauty for the Bride

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - Weddings are a major event in a woman's life. For the bride to display her most glamourous moment, Pretty Beauty leads in to introduce the latest medical beauty technology: the world's first 10 THERA HIFU equipment that uses dual-linear simultaneous output and radiation mode, to create stable and perfect skin for the bride-to-be. The best state is to be revealed confidently and beautifully in one's life. Korea TENTECH's Double Conversion Radio Frequency Technology Our body is constantly fighting against oxidative stress, withstanding the threat of free radicals from ultraviolet rays, pollutants, pesticides and radiation, etc. They cause damage to the skin collagen, resulting in skin aging, sagging and skin deterioration problems. As a beauty expert, Pretty Beauty introduced the world's first HIFU instrument using dual-linear simultaneous output and radiation fromKorea TENTECH, providing a precise and efficient solution to rejuvenating the skin. With high energy-focused ultrasonic output technology, it doubles the efficiency than that of the previous single-linear HIFU equipment, and is tremendously enhanced in the precision of refining wrinkles, skin lifting, and the tightening effect. 200 hits result with 400 rounds of energy induction. It brings spectacular effects in reversing skin aging and fight against the damage of free radicals to the collagen tissue. Major Breakthrough: Safety and Stability of the Non-invasive HIFU It is not surprising that brides-to-be are afraid to have potentially irritating treatments before the wedding. They may lead to redness on the face that may not wear off in time before the wedding. With this in mind, Pretty Beauty continues to search for advanced beauty technology and instruments from all over the world. Now, Pretty Beauty brings along the 10 THERA HIFU to solve skin problems for brides-to-be in the safest and painless manner. In just 45 minutes, it completely restores ski ......read more

ERM and GlobeScan Joint Survey finds sustainability leadership is now defined by evidence of integration and impact

ICT, Automotive, and Life Sciences / Biotechnology sectors lead APAC’s sustainability transitionSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 June 2022 - A new survey from the SustainAbility Institute by ERM and GlobeScan finds that sustainability leadership is increasingly being measured by evidence of action, impact, and above all the integration of sustainability into business strategy. The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey: 2022 Sustainability Leaders, which questioned more than 700 sustainability professionals across 73 countries in March and April 2022, reveals a significant evolution in the way companies are assessed on their sustainability leadership. High-profile CEO engagement and strong communication around sustainability have declined as indicators of recognized leadership. Purpose and goals remain important, but companies are increasingly considered as leaders for putting sustainability at the core of their business models and strategies, and for reporting on the tangible outcomes of their sustainability initiatives. Here are the key survey findings with Asia Pacific highlights: Top sustainable development challenge: 96% of sustainability experts say climate change is the most urgent (up 3 percentage points since 2021), followed by 88% for biodiversity loss and 86% for water scarcity. Leadership on the sustainable development agenda: National governments, the private sector and multi-sectoral partnerships are expected to lead the agenda over the next 20 years, with World Wildlife Fund being by far the most recognised NGO leader in sustainable development, at 35% globally, and leading in Asia Pacific at 24%. Corporate sustainability leaders in APAC: In Asia Pacific, Tata (13%), City Developments Ltd (6%) and Mahindra (4%) are the most recognised sustainability leaders among companies headquartered in the region. This regional leadership is attributed to integration of sustainability into the business strategy (16%), evidence of ......read more

V.Gallerier collaborates with William Tsang to create a brand new digital entertainment project Fordarest

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - V.Gallerier, a blockchain empowered entertainment company has collaborated with William Tsang, a famous painter and art toy figurine designer in Hong Kong to create a unique digital entertainment brand, Fordarest. This collaboration aims to empower its followers, allowing the community to contribute and create the entertainment they truly want. William brought great value to the Fordarest brand as he took elements from his best selling concepts such as Iron One into the Fordarest characters.

V.Gallerier is a blockchain empowered entertainment company, it specialize in blockchain projects like NFTs and IGOs. The V.Gallerier team has been in the blockchain space from the start, understanding the movement and the taste of the Web 3 based audience, allowing blockchain projects to be tailored according to the needs of target customers. The V.Gallerier team is capable of a variety of entertainment productions, ranging from in-house figurine rapid prototyping, graphic design, story creation, building communities and management, game concept development, etc. V.Gallerier has decided to develop a NFT project, as it is the most versatile tool within the blockchain space to provide tailored entertainment contents. V.Gallerier has collaborated with Hong Kong famous figurine designer and painter William Tsang to create a brand new digital entertainment brand, Fordarest. Fordarest aims to empower those who participate to contribute and share their ideas, allowing Fordarest to develop valuable entertainment contents for its community. For those who want to participate will need to look out for Fordarest NFT launc ......read more

Prince Group and Plan International Completes Handover of 198 Hand Washing Stations for 99 Schools In Sihanoukville

PREAH SIHANOUK PROVINCE, CAMBODIA - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - Plan International Cambodia and the Prince Foundation (PF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) held a handover ceremony for 198 pedal-operated handwashing stations to schools in Sihanoukville. The handover ceremony was presided over by H.E. Kouch Chamroeun, Governor of Preah Sihanouk Province and attended by several officials from the Provincial Office of Education, Youth and Sport.

Mr. Gabriel Tan (right) receiving the letter of appreciation from H.E. Kouch Chamroeun (left)
The handwashing stations will be distributed among 99 institutions, including 72 primary schools, 18 lower secondary schools, and 9 high schools around Preah Sihanouk Province. It is taking place as part of the six-month long Safe to School project being implemented by Prince Foundation, Plan International Hong Kong and Plan International Cambodia. The scheme aims to ensure that students have access to proper hygiene facilities as they return to school following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Official handover of hand washing stations to the schools
Good hygiene is also expected to foster a better environment, thereby enhancing learning and the quality of education. "Almost 40 thousand school children, with a fairly even split between boys and g ......read more

China's Future of Health: Empowering consumers through cross-sector collaboration and innovation key to systemic transformation

Deloitte model reveals four scenarios for China's health ecosystem in 2030 based on critical uncertainties affecting the value chainHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - Deloitte China today releases China Health Ecosystem 2030: A Scenarios Analysis, a new study mapping the future of health in China by analyzing four scenarios that show how domestic and multinational pharma companies and other participants in the extended health ecosystem can assess its risks and opportunities to achieve sustainable development. With people aged 65 or older forecast to make up almost 17% of the country's population by 2030, a rapidly aging population means improving health care matters more than ever for the Chinese Government. Over the past decade, China has implemented major reforms to promote access to health care, infrastructure investment, universal health care funding, and value chain consolidation. Deloitte China Life Sciences & Health Care Industry Leader Jens Ewert says, "Building on the progress of the past decade, China aspires to develop a sustainable health care system amid an increasingly aging society. The Healthy China 2030 program is an ambitious blueprint for transforming China's health care, with a series of core aspirations and principles for the future of health." The pandemic has highlighted the urgency of health care transformation to tackle issues such as under-developed diagnosis and primary care capabilities, strained funding, the widening gap between demand and supply, and disparities in the quality and accessibility of health care across China. "With health and wellness now fully embedded into policy-making at all levels, we are seeing increased emphasis on establishing comprehensive, multi-tiered health systems aimed at driving health management for all, while minimizing gaps in the quality of care between urban and rural populations. On top of this, disruptive and innovative health care models that combine tech, digital, and life ......read more

Hang Lung Properties Launches Cross-Mall Electronic "Summer Lucky Draw" Campaign, 100% winning rate, giveaway of 260,000 delightful prizes worth over HK$2.5 million

Get one Electronic Lucky Draw entry with every purchase of HK$300HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - Hang Lung Properties (SEHK Stock Code: 00101) (the "Company" or "Hang Lung") has always adhered to its spirit of customer-centricity when it comes to shopper services and customer delight. To provide a more satisfying shopping experience and encourage citizens to participate in consumption to boost the economy, Hang Lung announces the launch of "Summer Lucky Draw" campaign from July 1 onwards. When customers spend more than HK$300 in Hang Lung's shopping malls, they will get an Electronic Lucky Draw entry, the maximum entry in a day is ten. The winning rate is 100%, and so everyone is guaranteed to receive a prize! During the promotional period, newly registered members who participate in the lucky draw will get an additional Electronic Lucky Draw opportunity. In addition, hello members can earn an extra 200 hello points for every HK$300 spent with PayMe from HSBC, Tap & Go, WeChat Pay HK, BoC Pay, AlipayHK or Octopus (maximum of 5 times, totaling 1,000 hello points).

"Summer Lucky Draw" drives consumer consumption desire to create opportunities for the retail industry In the two years since the outbreak of the pandemic, consumer sentiment has remained relatively subdued, which has greatly affected retail and F&B businesses. Ms. Helen Lau, Deputy Director (Head of Hong Kong Business Operation) of Hang Lung Properties, explains, "In the past two years, the retail and F&B industries have gone through challenging times. We are proud to launch the 'Summer Lucky Draw', which we hope will stimulate consumers' desire to ......read more

P2E.Game, the One-stop traffic aggregation platform of NFT and GameFi releases the Beta version

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - P2E.Game, the one-stop traffic aggregation platform of NFT and GameFi, has released the Beta version. Functionally, it improves the underlying logical structure of four major sections, which are the Launchpad, Game library, NFT aggregator, and News. In terms of business, it promotes strategic partnership and cooperation with major projects, planning to launch the DAO and run the Airdrop Plan in the third quarter to reward all P2E.Game loyal users.

Since its launch, P2E.Game has pursued the spirit of a return to blockchain, aiming to create an open, fair and transparent ecosystem of Web3.0. It launches the Smart model, and formulates strict project access rules to intelligently recommend to players. by making a comprehensive evaluation on KYC, Tokenomics model, core team, community, address numbers, market cap, TVL and other items of NFT and GameFi projects. For high-quality project, Email To Earn(E2E) feature is employed to target group users and reshaping the relationship among players, platform and project to achieve the goal of good money driving out bad money, and allow players to choose valuable projects which could have a long-term development. After the optimization and upgrading of Launchpad Section of P2E.Game, it is available for players to see the latest and accurate information of IDO/INO project, including some projects that are open for users to register and upcoming projects. in the homepage of the website. Players can get all the information about the project, such as the official website, contract address, TVL, and community size at a glance, players could find the h ......read more

Email Threats Spike 101%, Remains a Top Attack Vector

Trend Micro cloud-based email protection blocked 33.6 million threats last yearHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, blocked over 33.6 million cloud email threats in 2021, a 101% increase on the previous year. This stark increase in attacks proves that email remains a top point of entry for cyber attacks. To read a full copy of the Cloud App Security Threat Report, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hk/security/research-and-analysis/threat-reports/roundup/trend-micro-cloud-app-security-threat-report-2021. "Each year we see innovation in the threat landscape and an evolution of the corporate attack surface, but each year email remains a major threat to organizations," said Jon Clay, vice president of threat intelligence for Trend Micro. "The best shot defenders have at mitigating these risks is by taking a platform-based approach, to shine a powerful light on threats and deliver streamlined prevention, detection and response without limits." The data was collected over the course of 2021 from products that supplement native protection in collaboration platforms such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. Other key findings include: 16.5 million detected and blocked phishing attacks, a 138% increase as the hybrid workforce continued to be targeted 6.3 million credential phishing attacks, a 15% increase as phishing remains a primary means of compromise 3.3 million malicious files detected, including a 134% surge in known threats and a 221% increase in unknown malware More positively, ransomware detections continued to decline by 43% year-over-year. This could be because attacks are becoming more targeted, along with Trend Micro's successful blocking of ransomware affiliate tools such as Trickbot and BazarLoader. Business email compromise (BEC) detections also fell by 11%. However, there was an 83% increase in BEC threats ......read more

SleekFlow Bags USD 8M in Series A Funding Led by Tiger Global

HONG KONG SAR / KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - Following its 7-figure pre-Series A funding round last year, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund-backed SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow announced the completion of a USD 8 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by top-tier New York-based investment firm Tiger Global Partners whose notable investments include Facebook, Bytedance, UiPath, Toast, and Databricks, followed by Transcend Capital and AEF Greater Bay Area Fund which is managed by Gobi Partners GBA. This round of funding is the Tiger Global Partners' second investment in a Hong Kong SaaS startup after investing in a unicorn in April last year. Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) participated in last year's SleekFlow's pre-Series A round.

The fresh injection of funds from the Series A round will empower SleekFlow's strategic market penetration in Southeast Asia, specifically in Singapore and Malaysia, while extending Asia's success to the UK and Europe, as well as other emerging markets. SleekFlow will also use this investment on continued product development within fintech and analytics to uncover emerging trends in the one-click checkout process on popular social media platforms across all dimensions, such as centralized product listing and easy in-chat payments, etc. "People nowadays spend more than 80% of their time on social platforms. It's already a habit for us to discover products and even buy on social channels directly. The huge social commerce market potential is expected to rise to 3.37 trillion by 2028, so we are excited that SleekFlow is part of this e-commerce revolution ......read more

BruHealth inspires Brunei Princess’ painting gift to EVYD Technology

Her Royal Highness Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah gifts painting for new EVYD Campus in Jerudong BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - The success of BruHealth was the inspiration for a personal work of art by Her Royal Highness Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah – elder daughter of the Crown Prince of Brunei. Her Royal Highness recently gifted the painting to EVYD Technology on the occasion of the official opening of EVYD Campus in Jerudong as well as the company's second anniversary.

Her Royal Highness Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah and Mr Chua Ming Jie, CEO of EVYD Technology, with the painting that the princess painted and gifted to the company.
BruHealth is a COVID-19 pandemic management app co-developed by the Ministry of Health, Brunei and EVYD Technology, and the two parties are evolving it further to become a holistic health and wellness app for every Bruneian. At a private ceremony to gift the painting, the 11-year-old Princess revealed that she was inspired by the success of BruHealth in her painting. She took about one month to complete the painting using sponge techniques, and worked on it at night and on weekends as well after school while also preparing for her examinations. Of her painting, Her Royal Highness s ......read more

OPPO has 7 papers selected and wins 8 challenges at CVPR 2022

Seven papers submitted by OPPO were selected for presentation at the 2022 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference, breaking a new record for the company. The selected papers cover OPPO's various R&D breakthroughs in a range of artificial intelligence disciplines OPPO received a total of eight prizes in the CVPR challenges, including three first-place, one second place, and four third place prizes SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 June 2022 - The annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) came to an end in New Orleans today, with globally leading technology company OPPO successfully having seven of its submitted papers selected for the conference, putting it among the most successful technology companies at the event. OPPO also placed in eight of the widely watched competition events at the conference, taking home three first place, one second place, and four third place prizes. As deep learning technology has developed over the years, artificial intelligence has shifted from perceptual intelligence to cognitive intelligence. In addition to being able to 'see' or 'hear' like humans, modern AI technology is now able to demonstrate a similar level of cognitive ability to humans too. Multimodal fusion, 3D visual intelligence technology, and automated machine learning are becoming key research topics in the field of AI, and areas in which OPPO has achieved several theoretical and technological breakthroughs of its own. "In 2012, deep neural networks designed for image recognition tasks re-energized the research and application of artificial intelligence. Since then, AI technology has seen a decade of rapid development." said Guo Yandong, Chief Scientist in Intelligent Perception at OPPO."OPPO continues to promote artificial intelligence to accomplish complex perceptual and cognitive behaviors. For example, AI can learn from unlabeled massive data and realize downstream migration and reconstruct 3D inf ......read more

The diary of Anne Frank – on the 75th anniversary of the first edition

Bear witness, shape the futureBASIL, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 22 June 2022 - “People should stop teaching history lessons and start teaching the lessons of history,” is what Otto Frank wrote sixty years ago. He had lost his two daughters, Margot and Anne, and his wife Edith in the Shoah during the National Socialist genocide. With the publication of his daughter Anne’s Diary, Otto decided early on to make the story of the others in hiding, public and to bear witness. It was an onerous decision at the time – and one that would have profound consequences.

The cover entitled "Het Achterhuis" shows the first edition from 1947
75 years after it was first published, the Diary has become part of world literature and one of the most significant publications about the Shoah. However, “animosity towards Jews, discrimination and Shoah denial are still relevant issues today,” says John Goldsmith, President of the Anne Frank Fonds Basel.
The cover entitled "Anne Frank - The Diary of Young Girl" shows the anniversary edition in the USA
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Bybit Launches Grid Trading Bot

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - Bybit, one of the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced the launch of its grid trading bot. Bybit’s new grid trading functionalities will be available to all registered users on June 20. Bybit users will be able to utilize the grid trading bot to automate their buy and sell orders and adjust their investment amount. By executing low purchase orders that lead to high sell orders during a lateral price movement, the system ensures profitability each time the sale price exceeds the purchase price, thus eliminating the need for market forecasting. It is based on the trading principle of buying at a low price and selling at a higher price to earn the difference, and it is considered most effective and best suited for markets that experience regular price fluctuations. Bybit provides smart AI parameters for each trading pair available on the bot. The parameters are developed and maintained by quantitative specialists to maximize profits for our users. Once a user has set up their trading bot and is earning a good return, they can share their strategy with a fellow trader with the click of a button. Building onto Bybit’s VIP program that provides regular users reduced trading fees as well as discounts, a $500K prize pool, and real-life meet ups, VIP users can enjoy the same trading discounts using the new bots, while those on track to becoming VIPs can more quickly advance their level thanks to the bot’s higher trading frequency. Enhancing Grid Trading With World Class Liquidity and Reliability Bybit has proven itself to be the most reliable, stable and usable cryptocurrency exchange of the crypto bull run in 2021, offering the best liquidity and spread. Unique among major exchanges, Bybit experienced a 99.99% up rate throughout the year with no overload nor downtime throughout with its robust 100K TPS matching engine. Liquidity is arguably the be-all and end-all attrib ......read more

EVYD Technology opens new EVYD Campus in Jerudong and celebrates its second anniversary

100,000 sq ft facility will enhance research and technological capabilities, grow collaborations with academic institutions Her Royal Highness Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah gifts painting to commemorate company's second anniversary and success of BruHealth BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - EVYD Technology is pleased to officially open its new global campus in Jerudong, Brunei, and celebrate its second anniversary recently. The campus is spread out across slightly more than 100,000 sq ft – about the size of 1.5 football fields – over four floors. It will enable the company to enhance its research and technological capabilities as well as grow its collaborations with academic institutions.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah (fourth from left), Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of Finance and Economy II, Chairman of the Brunei Investment Authority (BIA) and Chairman of EVYD Technology; Haji Sofian bin Mohammad Jani (second from left), Acting Managing Director of BIA; Mr Chua Ming Jie (first from right), CEO of EVYD Technology; with other Brunei Ministers and key government officials and EVYD management at the official opening of EVYD Campus in Jerudong, Brunei.
The official opening of the EVYD Campus and celebration of the company's second anniversary was attended by Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of Finance and Economy II, Chairman of the Brunei Investment A ......read more

Prudential poll: The Great Resignation sees 1 in 5 Singapore residents delaying retirement by 6 years

44 per cent of respondents are unprepared for retirement, and over 80 per cent are concerned about the increasing cost of living and healthcare expensesSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - One in five Singapore residents caught in The Great Resignation wave said it has impacted their plans to retire. They expect to push back their retirement from age 58 to 64, six years later than planned. These findings were from a poll commissioned by Prudential Singapore ("Prudential") in April 2022, to explore the impact of The Great Resignation on retirement and financial planning among Singapore residents who had resigned or intended to leave their jobs. The poll also found that almost half of the 1,000 respondents (44 per cent) aged 25 to 50 are unprepared for retirement, with those aged 25 to 34 making up 47 per cent of this group. More than 8 in 10 respondents are worried about the increasing cost of living due to inflation (84 per cent) and rising healthcare expenses (81 per cent). Why are people still leaving or planning to leave their jobs despite the adverse financial implications? One in two (52 per cent) of those who have resigned said they no longer felt engaged at work. Other factors include seeking better career prospects (38 per cent), taking a break for mental wellness (34 per cent) and toxic work environments (34 per cent). Mr Dennis Tan, Prudential Singapore's CEO, said to fully enjoy and reap the benefits of a career break, one needs to plan for it financially. "Many people leave their jobs to recharge and rejuvenate. However, without proper financial planning, a career break can result in greater stress and adversely impact one's retirement plans. It is concerning that nearly one in two respondents are unprepared for retirement. With rising lifespans, Singaporeans need to accumulate an even bigger nest-egg so as not to outlive their savings," said Mr Tan. The silver lining is that people are taking responsible actions to manage the financi ......read more

Microsoft launches APAC Enabler Mentorship Program in nine countries

The program connects People with Disabilities, non-profits and businesses with career coaching, mentors, and job matching. The Microsoft APAC Enabler Program has also expanded to Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, and welcomes regional partners: SAP and Infosys.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - Microsoft incubated and launched the APAC Enabler Program in 2020, a global first for the company that focused on improving the employability of people with disabilities (PwDs) in Asia Pacific (APAC).

Today, Microsoft is proud to announce an expansion of this strategy, with the launch of the APAC Enabler Mentorship program. PwDs will receive career coaching, paired with a relevant mentor based on their area of specialization, who will coach them, be their advocate and recommend them for roles over a period of 12 months, as well as teach interview skills and help with job matching. The Microsoft APAC Enabler Program started as a pilot in five markets, with six non-profit organizations and 14 employer partners two years ago. The premise was simple: collaborate with non-profit organizations (NPO) to train PwDs in cloud and technical skills. Then connect these NPOs to businesses hiring talent with cloud skills. Since then, the Microsoft APAC Enabler program has expanded across the region and now covers nine countries, 13 non-profits, and 27 organizations. The program has trained more than 7,000 participants, conducted more than 150 hours-worth of Disability Inclusive Hiring workshops, organized consultations with experts for more than 530 PwDs and enabled roles and internships for more than 350 PwDs. Pratima Amonkar, Board Chair of Microsoft Diversity ......read more

Coface Barometer Q2 2022: A recession to avoid stagflation - The world economy at a crossroads

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - Four months after the start of hostilities in Ukraine, first lessons can be drawn: the conflict, which is set to last, has already upset the global geo-economic balance. In the short term, the war is exacerbating tensions in a production system that has already been damaged by two years of pandemic and is heightening the risk of a hard landing for the world economy: while the latter seemed to be facing the threat of stagflation a few weeks ago, the change in tone of the central banks, faced with the acceleration of inflation, has resurrected the prospect of a recession, particularly in the advanced economies.

In this complex environment, Coface revised downwards the evaluation of 19 countries, including 16 in Europe - Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom in particular - and made only 2 revisions upwards (Brazil and Angola). At the sectoral level, the number of downward revisions (76 in total, as opposed to 9 upward revisions) highlights the spread of these successive shocks across all sectors, both energy-intensive ones (petrochemicals, metallurgy, paper, etc.) and those that are more directly linked to the credit cycle (construction). As the horizon continues to darken, the risks are naturally bearish and no scenario can be ruled out. The slowdown in activity and the risk of stagflation are becoming clearer Q1 growth figures were below expectations in most developed economies. In addition, GDP in the eurozone grew only very weakly for the 2nd consecutive quarter, with even a decline of -0.2% in France. This was due to a drop in household consumption against a backdrop of decli ......read more

Digital Cities Index 2022: European Cities outperformed with open data projects and tightly defined sustainability schemes

Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Beijing, London & Seoul are the top 5 digital cities in the index European cities ran highly successful traffic management systems, while Beijing applied digital technologies to tackle air pollution and optimise utilities and sharing economy Involving citizens in design of smart city schemes underpins meaningful inclusion – a key aspect of successful smart city projects Smart city schemes delivered major public health benefits in areas like telemedicine, covid management and remote monitoring of patients TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - The Digital Cities Index 2022, produced by Economist Impact and supported by NEC, is an inaugural ranking of 30 global cities across four thematic pillars: connectivity, services, culture and sustainability. Of the top 10 cities of the index, four are in Europe (Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London and Paris), four are in Asia Pacific (Beijing, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore) and two are in the US (New York and Washington DC). Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Beijing, London & Seoul performed the best, with successful open data projects and major strides in smart technology-powered sustainability projects like utility management. Cities with very defined goals realised the greatest benefits: European cities ran highly impactful traffic management systems, whereas Beijing made progress using applied digital technologies - tackling air pollution, optimising its utilities and promoting its sharing economy. The Atlantic nation cities led in open data innovation with a boom in travel and mobility apps. Sustainability was the biggest impact area highlighted by the White Paper, with leading smart cities realising major gains in air quality through smart utility management. Sustainability brought the highest overall scores, with Copenhagen, Seoul and Toronto scoring highest for their use of digital technology to support urban sustainabil ......read more

DHL Supply Chain Australia agrees to acquire The Glen Cameron Group

Strategic acquisition in contract distribution and interstate transport Transport and freight solutions complement DHL Supply Chain's portfolio across all states and territories in Australia In line with Deutsche Post DHL Group's strategic focus to strengthen its core logistics business and deliver long-term growth MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - DHL Supply Chain, part of the Deutsche Post Group (DPDHL), is acquiring 100% of the Glen Cameron Group, an Australian logistics company specialising in road freight and contract logistics. The Glen Cameron Group operates a fleet of 1,000 trucks and trailers, and has more than 820 employees around Australia.

The strategic combination of the Glen Cameron Group with DHL Supply Chain will strengthen DHL's position in the evolving Australian road freight market and create one of the largest logistics companies in the country with combined revenue of over AU$1 billion (670 Mio €). "Given DHL Supply Chain's continued outstanding performance, we strategically invest to further facilitate our accelerated growth, meeting our customers' current and emerging needs. Therefore, I am delighted that we are acquiring this market leading transportation business in Australia, making us the clear provider of choice in a significant logistics market," said Oscar de Bok, CEO, DHL Supply Chain. "This acquisition signifies our commitment to grow the business in Australia, enhancing our service offering to provide the best solution to our customers. The supply chain is evolving quickly and with significant transport operational capability, we will be more agi ......read more

Pattern’s new report finds that 67% of China’s cross-border online shoppers expect to spend more online in 2022

- Tmall Global leads as the most popular marketing for cross-border shopping in China - Western brands are recommended to build their official presence on marketplaces and social channels in China to gain shoppers' trust SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 June 2022 - Global ecommerce accelerator Pattern has polled 1,000 Chinese shoppers who shopped on the largest cross-border marketplace Tmall Global in the past 12 months. The polling is set to understand these cross-border shoppers' online buyer behaviour, and how their buying decisions for Western brands and products were influenced in different stages throughout the buyer's journey. The findings are included in Pattern's China Cross-border Shopper Report 2022. Overall, 67% of respondents said they would spend more online shopping in the next 12 months. This polling was conducted at a time when parts of China faced lockdowns to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The result shows that China's cross-border shoppers have proved remarkably resilient and are generally optimistic about their life in future. 73% of our respondents are considered higher income groups (annual household income around US$45,000 or above), and 92% of them live in China's Tier 1 and new Tier 1 cities; such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hangzhou. The research shows that Tmall Global was approved by 85% of respondents as their favourite cross-border buying channel, and led other online marketplaces, shopping agents and foreign brands' direct-to-customer websites in all the 12 product categories we surveyed. Supplemented by its diverse on-platform marketing tools, Tmall Global is recommended as a good starting point for Western brands to test the water of their products in the Chinese market. Other key findings reported in the report include: Brands' official presence is trusted - A majority of respondents said Western brands gained their trust from information on the brands' storefronts on marketpla ......read more

Ground-breaking A-ROSA SENA on maiden voyage

Hybrid E-Motion Ship departs Cologne for the first time with guests on boardROSTOCK, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - 21 June 2022 - On Saturday 18 June, A-ROSA’s ground-breaking new river cruise ship, A-ROSA SENA, departed from Cologne on her maiden voyage. To the delight of the guests and crew on board, the ship sailed out of the city silently and emission free due to the ships innovative hybrid propulsion ‘E-Motion’ system, which enables the vessel to switch to battery power when arriving and departing ports.

The A-ROSA SENA making her first departure with hybrid propulsion system in Cologne. Photo: A-ROSA River Cruises Guests and crew were excited about the sustainable new ship: “A-ROSA SENA’s design is truly unique on the river. Together with the spacious interior layout, she offers a completely new travel experience”, comments hotel manager Dennis Brenner. Captain Ulli Schwalbe adds: “Thanks to the hybrid propulsion system and the exhaust gas purification filter, you don't notice any emissions on board and can just enjoy the pure cruising experience.” The E-Motion Ship recently received the "German Award for Sustainability Projects 2022" for its environmentally friendly technologies.
On board guests can chose between different restaurants and buffet, seated dinner or an à la carte Menu. Photo: A-ROSA River Cruises? A-ROSA SENA will now sail a seven-n ......read more

ChainUp inks strategic partnership with asset and wealth management firm Bedrock

SINGAPORE - News Direct - 21 June 2022 - ChainUp Group, a blockchain technology solutions provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Singapore-based asset and wealth management firm Bedrock Trust Pte Ltd (“Bedrock”). This marks a significant first step in the collaboration between both firms to strengthen their core competencies and provide clients with comprehensive digital asset management solutions. Through the partnership, both firms have developed a number of digital asset management strategies including the IPFS Infrastructure Fund, Stable Returns Fund, Enhanced Beta and Venture Capital Fund. Headquartered in Singapore, ChainUp offers a complete suite of blockchain solutions for businesses in both traditional and blockchain-related industries. Its range of products and services includes infrastructure development and the provision of essential resources and technical capabilities to facilitate blockchain adoption and integration into business operations. As a Licenced Fund Management Company (LFMC) regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Bedrock provides clients with investment solutions tailored to their long-term requirements. The company holds a Capital Market Services (CMS) licence for the regulated activity of Fund Management under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA) as well as the status of Exempt Financial Advisor under the Financial Advisers Act (FAA). Mr. Jeff Mei, Chief Marketing Officer of ChainUp Group said, “The applications of blockchain are wide-ranging. Our partnership with Bedrock signifies a step in the right direction towards our goal of making blockchain technology more accessible to businesses in different industries. With Bedrock’s expertise in traditional finance, we look forward to bringing clients better digital asset management solutions through our collaboration.” Ms. Choo Shu Hui, Founder & CEO of Bedrock said, “Bedrock’s heritage lies in managing high net-worth clients’ wealth and assets within ......read more

Bybit Launchpad 2.0 to Host OpenBlox (OBX) IEO

ROAD TOWN, UNITED BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - Bybit, one of the world's fastest growing crypto exchanges, will list the inaugural BloxVerse platform token OBX on Bybit Launchpad 2.0. OpenBlox is an EVM-based NFT gaming and web3 platform focusing on play-and-earn / move-and-earn and IP branding. Bybit will host the initial exchange offering for OBX, which will be available on the Bybit Launchpad 2.0, a freshly revamped platform for groundbreaking blockchain projects, with the full spot listing scheduled for June 30. Bybit users can commit BIT to subscribe to token allocations, or participate in Launchpad 2.0's new lottery model where users stake a nominal amount of Tether (USDT) for the chance to win allocations of new tokens. Users can also buy the best performing tokens from previous listings via the Launchpad. Since its inception in 2021, OpenBlox has attracted investment from renowned investors such as Yusaku Maezawa, who made his first web3 investment with the project, as well as a devoted community following its initial launch. RunBlox, a lifestyle app and OpenBlox's first web3 venture that has gained traction while still in beta testing, is the most recent addition to the blockchain gaming ecosystem. The OBX listing is a continuation of OpenBlox's success. In 2022, OpenBlox closed a $4 million seed and private round, launched RunBlox, and saw massive growth in Japan and Korea as the Asia-Pacific region became the primary cohort of OpenBlox users. The go-to platform for promising crypto projects, Bybit Launchpad 2.0 gives users early access to some of the most sought after tokens in the space. OBX is the latest addition to Bybit Launchpad 2.0's future forward ecosystem. About BybitBybit is a cryptocurrency exchange established in March 2018 that offers a professional platform where crypto traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, excellent customer service and multilingual community support. The company provides ......read more