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VP Bank Announces Organisational Updates and New Appointments in Asia

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 July 2021 - Leading international wealth manager and private bank, VP Bank Ltd, today announced several key changes within its Asia organisation. These appointments further affirm the bank's dedication towards Strategy 2026, to grow its client relations and enhancing its competitive edge to seize opportunities in the region.   VP Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Ltd   Organisational Updates   1.       After a 15-year career with the bank, Clare Lam will be retiring from her role as Chief Representative/Head of Hong Kong on 30 September 2021. Clare will assume the role of Senior Advisor, effective 1 October 2021 (subject to the official appointment of the new Chief Representative/Head of Hong Kong). We thank Clare for her dedication and continued support for our Hong Kong office.   2.       As testament to the depth of VP Bank's internal talents, Reto Marx will move from his current role as Head of Intermediaries and Private Banking Singapore to assume the responsibility of Chief Representative/Head of Hong Kong, effective 1 October 2021. Reto is a highly regarded financial professional with strong experience in private banking, asset management and intermediaries business. In his new role, Reto will relocate to Hong Kong and report to Chief Executive Officer Asia, Pamela Hsu Phua.   VP Bank Ltd Singapore Branch   New Appointment   1.       Esther Fung joins as a Senior Wealth Planning Specialist in the rank of an Executive Director, with immediate effect. Given her extensive experience across Singapore and Hong Kong, Esther will support the development and broadening of VP Bank's wealth and succession planning solutions in Asia. She brings over two decades of experience serving ultra-high net worth individuals and families providi ......read more

Explore Discovery Bay with the brand new "FUNtastic DB Guide" and enjoy FUNtastic Summer Rewards

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach -  30 July 2021 - Discovery Bay launches a new "FUNtastic DB Guide" tailored for summer explorers who want to dive deep into the destination. One can also spending rewards while unwinding in Discovery Bay for a total FUNtastic Summer holiday.   Explore Discovery Bay & Experience FUNtastic Summer x Keigo Family Photo-Hunt At Discovery Bay, you can show-off your skating skills at the international-standard DB Ice Rink, have a leisure stroll along Tai Pak Beach, seek an outdoor adventure various hiking trails or enjoy a wide range of international cuisines at D'Deck and take a staycation at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong resort hotel. The Guide has featured three popular itineraries – Family Day Out, Island Romance and The Great Outdoors for those who are planning for a memorable getaway with loved ones . So turn the pages and discover a world of possibilities at Discovery Bay!   This summer, the crocodile, giraffe, rabbit, sloth, Mr. Baguette and more characters created by famous Japanese illustrator Keigo have landed Discovery Bay!  They will show up at various photo spots around Discovery Bay to share their sense of humour and positivity, and offer FUNtastic photo-taking opportunities to all.  Endless Fun and Offers!  FUNtastic Summer Rewards x Summer Lucky Draw During 1st to 31st August 2021, each electronic payment of HKD500 or above (maximum two same-day receipts) at designated Discovery Bay outlet(s) will be entitled to ONE FUNtastic Summer Pass#, which includes one HKD50 F&B voucher, one HKD50 shopping voucher # and one pass to participate in the Keigo Family mobile game. A limited-edition Keigo x Discovery Bay premiums can be redeemed upon completion of the mobile game. Payment via AliPay, Octopus, WeChat Pay or Tap & Go will be rewarded with an extra HKD50 Discovery Bay F&B voucher#.   ......read more

"SCOPES Driven by Porsche" Unites Creative Trailblazers Across Southeast Asia in First-Ever Virtual Edition

Enabled by the sports car manufacturer’s hallmark brand values, the virtual festival is set to catalyse and accelerate positive change Porsche Asia Pacific is presenting "SCOPES driven by Porsche" to curate and provide a creative platform inspired by values that are an essential part of the Porsche brand DNA, and at the same time reflective of the Asian zeitgeistFrom 1 August 2021, the first virtual edition of "SCOPES driven by Porsche" (SCOPES) will bring together a community of Southeast Asian trailblazers, all of whom are shaping the future now in the fields of art and design, music, lifestyle and sustainabilityPorsche is inviting creative talents in Southeast Asia to submit their stories for an opportunity to collaborate with the brand SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 July 2021 - Timeless design, emotional performance – these are attributes Porsche is known and loved for all over the world. But the true driving force that has propelled the brand over the last seven decades and more has always been a spirit of creativity, pushing boundaries, and shaping the future. After all, the brand was built when founder Ferry Porsche turned his dream of creating the perfect sports car into a reality.   In this pioneering spirit, Porsche Asia Pacific is presenting SCOPES in Southeast Asia, to curate and provide temporary spaces for those who are driven by dreams, going beyond cultural conventions to pursue their passions and create the perspectives of tomorrow.   This will be the first virtual edition of SCOPES, and the festival will span over two months, hosted on an independent platform to unite a young, dynamic group of creators from Southeast Asia. From 1 August 2021, SCOPES will feature a variety of inspiring stories including documentaries, workshops, podcast series, interactive live panels and talks to encourage exchanges and dialogues on what the future in Southeast Asia could look like with visionaries and ......read more

2021 Deloitte Hong Kong Technology Fast 20 & Rising Star Program open for applications

Rekindling Hong Kong's economic growth through innovationHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 July 2021 - The 2021 Deloitte Hong Kong Technology Fast 20 & Rising Star program (Deloitte Hong Kong Tech Fast Program) is open for applications.   This year, Deloitte is pleased to join forces with Strategic Partners Hong Kong Cyberport (Cyberport), Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund; Official Knowledge Partner, The Business School of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST); and Diamond Sponsor, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Other supporting organizations include Beyond Ventures, City University of Hong Kong's HK Tech 300, Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments, HKUST's Entrepreneurship Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform, and SQ Capital.   Deloitte Hong Kong Tech Fast Program Lead Partner, Philip Law says, "Fast-growing technology companies are key drivers of Hong Kong's economic recovery and status as a transformation hub in the Greater Bay Area development blueprint. The program is one of the most objective rankings, recognizing the effort, dedication, and resilience of technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies. Since the launch of this year's program in mid-June, all of Hong Kong's new unicorns and many remarkable tech companies have submitted their applications. We expect more nominations to come in before the enrolment deadline."   HSBC's Managing Director, Head of Client Coverage, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, Thomas Elliott says, "HSBC is committed to supporting the next generation of high-growth and innovation businesses. It is our pleasure to recognise these Hong Kong enterprises with strong potential through Deloit ......read more

Kerry Logistics Network Extends Coverage in Latin America with New Office in Peru

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 July 2021 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics Network'; Stock Code 0636.HK) is extending its coverage in Latin America by opening an office in Lima, Peru, increasing the number of countries and territories in its global network to 60. Having commenced operations in July 2021, Kerry Logistics Peru S.A.C. ('Kerry Logistics Peru') extends Kerry Logistics Network's presence in Latin America, boosting its international freight forwarding capability and tapping into the Peruvian export trade. Kerry Logistics Peru offers a range of supply chain solutions from air and ocean freight to customs clearance and domestic transportation across the country. Its target markets include the mining industry, apparel, automotive, high-tech as well as pharmaceutical. For the mining industry, which constitutes Peru's principal source of economic growth as the world's second largest producer of copper, silver and zinc, the Peru team will provide dedicated air and ocean freight for import and export as well as transporting of mining equipment and component parts. The Lima office is also well-placed to provide export services to Peruvian apparel manufacturers for the distribution of high-quality cotton products to international brands and fine alpaca garments to the world. In addition, the team provides industrial project logistics solutions to the oil & gas, renewables, power & energy sectors. William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said, "The opening of the new Peru office marks a significant move for Kerry Logistics Network to expand our network in Latin America. Leveraging our extensive network and expertise in Asia, we are well-positioned to capitalise on the trade between Peru and China, which is currently Peru's biggest export trader. Our strengthened foothold in the Americas, including the connections from Huntsville, Alabama, and Miami, Florida in the US ......read more

Tuas Power partners with NEFIN to bid for 100MW electricity import from Malaysia and explores solutions to address power intermittency from clean energy

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 July 2021 -Tuas Power, Singapore's market leader in power generation and electricity retailing, signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier in June with NEFIN, a leading solar photovoltaic developer and investor in carbon neutrality solutions, to jointly bid for the 100 megawatts (100MW) of zero-carbon electricity import from Malaysia into Singapore.  To support the Singapore Government's move to enhance energy security through leveraging on regional power grids, Tuas Power and NEFIN are participating in this initiative with the aim to help overcome the challenges of clean energy import and to develop best practices for the industry. Mr. Michael Wong, Chief Operating Officer of Tuas Power, said, "Tuas Power is taking a wholistic view to find a sustainable and reliable blend of electricity generated from renewable and fuel-based sources to feed into the national grid. Arising from our sustainable energy eco-system approach, Tuas Power is actively exploring the combined use of solar power and other renewable sources or low-carbon solutions to achieve a zero-carbon electricity import. At the same time, we are exploring solutions that address the intermittency of solar power during non-generating hours."  Tuas Power is Singapore's leading electricity retailer, and is committed to bringing cleaner, more cost-competitive energy to its customers. With its knowledge and experience, Tuas Power has helped them develop and implement many energy efficient programmes. It has a large pool of customers from the data centre, semiconductor and petrochemical industries who are interested to take up the clean energy import. Mr. Bor Hung Chong, NEFIN's Head of Business Development and Managing Director for NEFIN Malaysia, commented, "NEFIN is a market leader in distributed solar project development in Malaysia. We have a track record of many customers who have signed up to 20 years of Power Purcha ......read more

K-pop Belts Out Another Record on Twitter with the Highest Number of Tweets in a Year

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 30 July 2021 - K-pop continues to dominate the conversation on Twitter globally, even during unprecedented times. Fans turn to Twitter to connect with their favorite K-pop artists and the #KpopTwitter community around the world. In the recent year between the period from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, there were 7.5 billion Tweets about K-pop, setting yet another record for the most number of Tweets annually related to K-pop.K-pop conversations around the world: Countries Tweeting the most about K-popPassionate and vibrant #KpopTwitter conversations continue to reverberate around the world as K-pop fans connect with each other. Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, and the United States are the top countries with the highest number of K-pop related Tweets. K-pop popularity continues to grow: Countries with the most K-pop fans on TwitterFrom Asia Pacific to South America, the global K-pop fanbase continues to grow on Twitter. Peru and Colombia join the top 20 countries list with the most number of people Tweeting about K-pop.Introducing the most discussed K-pop artistsFor the first time, we are announcing the top 20 most talked about K-pop artists so that fans can celebrate their favorite artists on Twitter. BTS (@BTS_twt), NCT (@NCTsmtown), BLACKPINK (@BLACKPINK), and EXO (@weareoneEXO) are among the most discussed groups.Newcomer TREASURE (@treasuremembers), who debuted just in August last year, emerged fifth on the inaugural list in a spectacular entrance. Since August 2020, TREASURE have already conducted four #TwitterBlueroom Live Q&A sessions across six months while actively engaging with their fans on Twitter. Similarly, new boy band ENHYPEN (@ENHYPEN) that only debuted in late November last year is ranked seventh.Here are the most Retweeted Tweets from each of the Top 5 most discussed K-pop artists (*Period: 2020.07.01 ~ 2021.06.30)?      BTS: https://twitter.com/BT ......read more

Second Quarter 2021 Citi Residential Property Ownership Survey

Over half of respondents optimistic about home prices as pandemic situation improves, despite reduced interest in property ownershipHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Citi Hong Kong conducted a survey in June 2021 on residential property ownership in Q2 2021, examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local residents' attitudes towards residential property ownership. According to the survey results:With the COVID-19 pandemic being eased, Q2 2021 witnessed a significant recovery of confidence in the property market. Over half of the respondents believed that property prices would rise in the coming year. Only about 10% of respondents were pessimistic about the property market, a lower percentage compared with the previous quarter.14% of respondents expressed interest in property ownership, down from the previous quarter. Based on the survey results, it was projected that close to 500,000 people toured new home developments in May and June this year.7% of respondents considered it was a good time to buy a home in Q2 2021, a figure that remains higher than those recorded throughout the eight-year period between 2012 and 2019, before the COVID-19 outbreak.Approximately half of the respondents mentioned they have higher levels of household income than expenditure, down from nearly 60% recorded in the previous quarter. With close to 40% of respondents who just managed to strike a balance between income and spending, the survey findings show a lower percentage of respondents with surplus funds.With the improving pandemic situation, "zero local COVID-19 infections" were recorded for most of the days in Q2 2021, which helps boosting respondents' confidence in rising property prices. However, there is a drop in the percentage of respondents expressing interest in purchasing a home, probably due to fewer respondents having surplus funds. Over half of respondents expect a rise in property prices in the coming year; based on the survey find ......read more

Ev Dynamics Joins Forces with Quantron through a Share Swap to Form a New Electric Vehicle Powerhouse

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the "Company", formerly known as China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited; Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively "Ev Dynamics" or the "Group"), which provides new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, has signed a share swap agreement with Quantron AG ("Quantron"), a Germany-based company engaging in inner city e-mobility and regional passenger and freight transport, in a bid to expand its global new energy vehicle production, engineering, marketing and sales, and after-sale service setup.Mr. Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of Ev Dynamics (left) and Mr. Andreas Haller, member of the board and founder of Quantron (right) believe that the share swap is another milestone in the strategic growth of the two companies.   Pursuant to the agreement, Ev Dynamics has conditionally agreed to subscribe for 6,459 subscription shares of Quantron, representing approximately 10.18% of the enlarged share capital of the German company, at a consideration of EUR5,000,000 (equivalent to approximately HK$45,848,191). The consideration shall be satisfied by the Company via allotment and issuance of 254,712,175 consideration shares at HK$0.18 per share to Quantron.   The issue price of HK$0.18 represents a premium of approximately 44.00% to the closing price of HK$0.125 per share as quoted on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 28 July 2021, being the last trading day prior to the date of the agreement.   Upon completion of the deal, the Company will hold a total of 9,157 shares of Quantron, representing approximately 14.43% of the enlarged share capital of the German company. Mr. Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of Ev Dynamics, said: "The share swap will enable both companies to speed up profitable growth and reap synergies from sharing technical knowhow and respective market coverage. With the favourable policies an ......read more

Mobile Esports Takes Off Across Southeast Asia

Tencent, Newzoo white paper highlights new business models, career opportunitiesPHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES / HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Esports is taking off across Southeast Asia, leading to the emergence of innovative business models and new career opportunities in the region, according to a white paper co-developed by Tencent, the world leading internet company, and Newzoo, the leading provider of games and esports data and insights.PUBG MobileAccording to the data from Newzoo, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for esports revenue in Southeast Asia is forecast at +20.8% from 2019 to 2024 and should reach US$72.5 million in 2024. The growth rate is nearly double the global CAGR of +11.1% for the sector.   Games & Esports KV The white paper, titled Games & Esports: Bona Fide Sports, also noted that, unlike the developed economies of North America and Western Europe, where esports has grown from a more-sophisticated IT infrastructure, Southeast Asia's growth is fueled by a more-affordable mobile-first gaming preference. A 2021 consumer insight study conducted by Newzoo with respondents from Southeast Asia showed that a whopping 82% of the total online population in the region plays mobile games. Meanwhile, 39% of respondents are mobile-first gamers, spending the most time playing mobile games.James Yang - Director of PUBG MOBILE, Global Esports, Tencent Games At an industry roundtable hosted by Tencent and Newzoo, esports sector panelists agreed that the region will benefit from ongoing trends and developments in the games industry. "We are seeing the rise of esports from being played via traditional PCs and consoles to mobile esports, and this is influenced by new developments in improved mobile hardware, cloud gaming and 5G networks," said James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports, Tencent Games. Esports as an economic multiplierOther ......read more

OctaFX Celebrates Ten Years in Business

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - In 2021, global broker OctaFX celebrates its tenth anniversary. There is no denying that this Forex player is already a seasoned veteran and industry leader in many regions, successfully competing with both local and global companies.   Such a milestone in a company's life is an excellent occasion to look back on its key achievements, so that's what OctaFX has done, presenting us their ten significant results for ten years of operation.    Here is what has been shared with the public: 7.5 million Forex trading accounts opened; 230,000 Trade and Win gifts delivered; over 520,000 followers on social media 43 Forex industry awards received over 100 countries with happy OctaFX clients 500 million trades executed on the platform since the beginning more than 40 charity initiatives launched within Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy 5,500,000 clients' questions answered in person 1,300 educational webinars on Finance, Investment, and Forex more than 4,600 active IB partners from all over the world.   These numbers show not only the broker's success but also the impact of its diversified activities on local communities, especially within the social dimension.   In the foreseeable future, we can expect the expansion of the global broker's activities in many directions both on global and regional levels.    OctaFX is a global broker that provides online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to over 7 million trading accounts globally. OctaFX has won more than 40 awards since its foundation, including the 'Best ECN Broker 2020' award from World Finance and more recently the 2021 'Best Forex Broker Asia' award and the 2020 'Most Transparent Broker' award from Global Banking &am ......read more

7-Eleven pledges to give 1,000 7-SELECT chicken legs every week for 40 consecutive weeks to help those in need in Hong Kong

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - 7-Eleven has played an integral part in the daily lives of Hongkongers for 40 years. It launched its first store in Hong Kong back in 1981 and recently opened its 1000th store, four decades later, on Des Voeux Road in Central. A true neighbourhood brand, 7-Eleven has always been committed to giving back to the community it operates in. 7-Eleven has pledged to donate 1,000 7-SELECT chicken legs every week for 40 consecutive weeks. As a result, a grand total of 40,000 chicken legs will be distributed to those in need in partnership with Food Angel, a local NGO. The 7-Eleven You + Me Volunteer Team distributes 7-SELECT Chicken Legs in person to the elderly 40,000 Chicken Legs to show love and care to over 10,000 recipients At the height of the pandemic last year, 7-Eleven initiated several activities to help those most impacted by the outbreak. It donated and delivered 70,000 food items to local neighbourhoods and launched the Charity Meal Voucher Programme, which raised over 550,000 vouchers to provide hot meals to disadvantaged people and low-income families. Although the pandemic situation in Hong Kong is starting to stabilise this year, 7-Eleven remains committed to showing care and support to the most vulnerable in society as it marks its 40-year anniversary. A total of 40,000 Chicken Legs will be donated and distributed over a period of 40 weeks in partnership with Food Angel.   The donations will be delivered to recipients via Food Angel's Community Centre, Community Food Assistance Service and Automated Food Dispenser Service – an innovative initiative that allows for the flexible collection of chilled meals. Food Angel will also distribute the donations across its 180 charity partners. The donation programme is expected to help over 10,000 recipients including the elderly, low-income families, people recovering from mental health problems, cage home re ......read more

RGE and Bank of Communications Jiangsu Branch Sign Agreement on First Foreign-owned Carbon Asset Custody in China

NANJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) and Bank of Communications (BCM) Jiangsu Branch have entered into the Cooperation Agreement on Carbon Emission Trading Funds Custody in Nanjing. Made three days after the launch of China's national carbon emission trading market, the agreement is China's first carbon asset custody business between a financial institution and a multinational corporation. The agreement will bring into full play the role of carbon emission trading as a bridge and engine between financial capital and the real economy.   The agreement is a strategic move by RGE in partnering the banking sector to facilitate China's efforts to achieve carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. Under the agreement, RGE will open a dedicated account for carbon emission trading settlement with BCM to handle all its carbon emission transactions in China. The account will be under the supervision and custody of BCM.   At the signing ceremony, Lin Bo, a top official of the Party Committee of BCM Jiangsu Branch, said that BCM remains committed to promoting the development of real economy through financial innovation. The custody agreement will further deepen the business relationship between both parties in fixed asset loans, cross-border supply chain financing and green finance. Moving forward, BCM will continue to leverage its advantages in international and integrated operations to enhance business support for RGE. Since its entry into China, RGE has been focused on sustainable development and announced a target 30% reduction in carbon emissions in China by 2030, said Shu Langen, Vice President of RGE China. The cooperation will enable RGE to increase carbon asset management efficiency and achieve its emission reduction target. This marks a new strategic move by RGE to actively participate in carbon emission trading and help bolster China's carbon peak and neu ......read more

Arlo Announces All New Unlimited Camera Plans, Simplifying Monitoring and Providing Added Value

Simplified Plans Include Enhancements to AI-Powered Notifications, And Ability to Add Additional Cameras at No Extra CostSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO), a leading smart home security brand, today announced its new AI-based subscription service plans with the introduction of Arlo Secure. The premium services boast support for unlimited household cameras with no additional cost per camera. This coupled with advanced AI object detection, smarter, more interactive notifications enable Arlo users to take quick action and maximise their security.   "The unveil of the Arlo Secure represent Arlo's commitment to customer feedback and delivering complete peace of mind," says Brad Little, Vice President & Managing Director - APAC. "Our users wanted easy-to-understand subscription options to help them protect their homes without calculating monthly subscription costs per camera, and we listened."   Arlo Secure plans start at SGD $13.99 a month to support unlimited cameras in the home, with the option to service a singular camera for just SGD $4.49 a month. Features of the Arlo Secure subscriptions include:Unlimited Cameras – Users can enjoy Arlo Secure service for all cameras in their home with one all-encompassing plan. Add new Arlo cameras for no additional charge.2K (Arlo Secure) and 4K (Arlo Secure Plus on compatible 4K cameras) Cloud-based Video Recording – Customers can view 30 days of recordings on the secure Arlo cloud in their camera's highest video resolution anytime on their phone, Amazon or Google smart display device.Smart Interactive Notifications – Users can take quicker action by responding to rich notifications or viewing an animated preview of a notification video through the lock screen on their smartphone.Advanced Object Detection – Visual artificial intelligence allows for better detection and differentiation of p ......read more

62% of Organisations in Malaysia Include Contracting Roles in their Headcount: Page Contracting Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Professional contracting recruitment services firm Page Contracting Malaysia launched the Talent On-Demand report, highlighting the employment of Malaysian professionals in contingent, temporary, short-term or interim positions. 30% of companies also responded to say that COVID-19 has resulted in the need for them to increase their contractor hiring. Marlinda Zulkifli, Head of Page Contracting MalaysiaMarlinda Zulkifli, Head of Page Contracting Malaysia says, "Before COVID-19 hit in 2020, organisations were already employing contractors as a way to flex and scale their talent needs. The pandemic has emphasised the need for companies to reassess their growth strategy – and the stand out component was the deployment of talent, both in the short and medium term. Companies are facing greater levels of scrutiny on permanent headcount numbers, while others are engaging temporary and contract staff to execute ad-hoc projects."More companies are turning to contracting professionals to manage or work on new projects. 58% of organisations say they use contractors for project implementation and digital transformation all of which were accelerated due to COVID-19 and the need to facilitate remote working. On average, 3 in 5 contractors will receive a contract extension in Malaysia, and 2 in 5 get converted to permanent roles.In addition to creating an agile solution to headcount challenges Malaysia's companies face, Marlinda Zulkifli comments, "An emerging trend that we're definitely seeing is that organisations are now increasingly considering interim staff for senior positions such as C-Suite roles. It offers many advantages, as they're able to benefit from specialised skillsets or knowledge for a specific period of time."According to the Talent-On-Demand report, hiring contractors can sometimes be more challenging than expected. 1 in 4 companies expressed that they had difficulties in attractin ......read more

UK-based FinTech Darwinex Secures €3 Million In Growth Funding

Juan Colón, Darwinex co-founder, announces a key milestone for the asset management FintechLONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - The Fintech, broker and asset management company Darwinex has raised €3 million to pursue its ambitious growth aspirations.Leading investors in the round were Stefan Jaecklin and Pinorena Capital who were joined by Darwinex co-founders and a number of key employees in the company. Pinorena Capital, a fintech-focused investment company led by entrepreneur Illimar Mattus, has contributed with this first investment to supporting Darwinex expansion journey.Darwinex is regulated by the FCA in the UK (Tradeslide Trading TechLimited - FRN 586466) and its latest financial figures show revenue for the financial year 2020 jumping by 72%, exceeding €4.69 million.Darwinex has recently launched trading in over 60 futures and all US single stocks across Trader Workstation (TWS) platform, in an effort to offer a higher quality product range and access to diversified markets. Darwinex unique front-to-back Fintech solution enables successful traders and small to medium-sized hedge funds to easily convert its trading strategies into investable assets. A one-of-a-kind product that serves as a tool for successful traders to scale their income and gain access to external investor capital, everything within Darwinex robust legal and technological ecosystem.Successful traders also get access to DarwinIA, Darwinex monthly capital allocation of up to €90 million per annum, which supports strategies with solid fundamentals for generating returns."We are happy to see all co-founders and Darwinex team members participating in this round along with existing significant investor Stefan Jaecklin. We are also pleased to see Pinorena Capital joining the rank of shareholders and bringing not only capital, but also experience on how to scale and grow financial firms globally. We are now ready to bring our exceptional trading and cap ......read more

Hang Lung Properties Launches Cross-Mall Promotional Campaign and Announce Redemption Details of the Vaccination Incentive In Support of Government's Initiatives to Boost Economic Recovery

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - In support of the Hong Kong SAR Government's electronic Consumption Voucher Scheme, Hang Lung Properties today announced that "Go Shopping!" , our new cross-mall promotional campaign, will be launched on August 1, also the first disbursement day of consumption vouchers, to help drive retail growth. Customers who spend every HK$800 in Hang Lung Malls will enjoy HK$200 e-Shopping Coupons. Meanwhile, subsequent to the announcement of the launch of the "Hang Lung Support Scheme for Vaccination" that worth over HK$10 million to encourage the public and staff to receive their COVID -19 vaccinations, details of the redemption offer for public participation are now officially announced. Deputy Director (Head of Hong Kong Business Operation) of Hang Lung Properties, Ms. Helen Lau expects the launch of "Go Shopping!" will help stimulate local consumption   "Go Shopping!" to boost retail market recovery Deputy Director (Head of Hong Kong Business Operation) of Hang Lung Properties, Ms. Helen Lau, said, "Since the outbreak of the pandemic early last year, Hang Lung Properties has essentially been riding out the storm together with our tenants, and in support of the Government's electronic Consumption Voucher Scheme, "Go Shopping!" is launched to help stimulate local consumption. It is expected to open up new business opportunities and bring significant sales growth for our 600+ tenants in shopping malls operated under Hang Lung. We hope that this will ease the pressure on retailers during the pandemic, and will help boost the recovery of the retail industry as a whole."   Through "Go Shopping!" starting from August 1 until October 31, 2021, customers who register as members of the "hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program" can receive HK$200 e-Coupons via the Hang Lung Shopping Mall Mobile App upon every HK$800 of qualifying purchases made at locatio ......read more

YouTrip: Singaporeans’ overseas shopping behaviour persists, nearly doubling in purchases in the past 12 months

YouTrip also revealed Singaporean users' top 10 overseas shopping sites in the past 12 months, with international marketplaces being key drivers of cross-border spendingPurchases of bikes and K-pop merchandise saw standout growth, more than doubling and tripling in transactions of their respective products SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - YouTrip, Singapore's leading multi-currency wallet, registered an 84% year-on year increase in online overseas purchases by Singaporean users from July 2020 to June 2021[1]. This builds on the previous spike in overseas spending recorded by the company in the first half of 2020, reflecting a greater appetite for goods from foreign retailers by locals in this time of disrupted travel. Cross-border spending makes up a key component of Singapore's thriving e-commerce market, which is poised to reach US$8 billion in 2025[2]. The continued closure of borders has also encouraged the frequency of transactions from overseas retail sites. A separate YouTrip survey showed that three in five local consumers purchased from overseas shopping sites at least once a month, and half spent an average of $51 - $150 per transaction[3].   International marketplaces key drivers of overseas spending    Global marketplaces continue to be hugely popular among local consumers, with key players from China and the US driving most of the overseas spending from Singaporeans.According to YouTrip's data, international marketplaces - Taobao (#1), Amazon (#2), Alibaba.com (#3) and eBay (#5) - dominated the list of top 10 overseas websites frequented by Singaporeans in the past 12 months. Singaporeans were also not shy about increasing their spending with these online retailers. Transactions more than doubled on Taobao (131%) and Alibaba.com (120%) from the year before, and consumers ramped up purchases on eBay, resulting in a 98% increase. In terms of spending habits, p ......read more

14 Cisco women named as finalists at the Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - Cisco is proud to announce that 14 Cisco women have been listed as finalists of the new-look Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA). The WIICTA awards housed a record-breaking number of submissions this year, in what will be the largest celebration of female excellence within the technology channel across Southeast Asia. Representing the entire ASEAN ICT industry ecosystem, 160 finalists (150 individuals and 10 companies) made the shortlist from a pool of more than 65 organizations and over 220 nominations, spanning partner, vendor and distributor businesses. Vicki Batka, Vice President, APJC Partner Sales for Cisco who is also the executive sponsor for Cisco's Women of Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China chapter, has explained that the women who made the finalist list this year truly recognize and embody the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel across the region.   "On top of everything that has happened over the past 18 months, these exceptional women on this list have pushed forward with innovative business plans, marketing initiatives and other comprehensive route to market initiatives to support our partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic. Cisco celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and commitment to the channel and our partners," said Batka. The 14 Cisco finalists are listed below: Angeline Ong Atitaya Surapunthu   Deborah Wong Farah Darlina Fidi Putri   Huong Nguyen Jina Park   Kerri Lampard Lynette Lim   Maria Eva Kalaw   Michelle Teo Sarah Quinto   Ulrike Agostin   Vicki Batka  "Channel Asia congratulates Cisco on having 14 finalists named, with strong representation in every awa ......read more

Hong Kong Platinum Health Medical exclusively launches lightweight FreedomChair – electric wheelchairs balancing safety and convenience

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - Well-known for its continuously innovative and internationally accredited products, customers' safety and comfort has always been the top priority of Hong Kong Platinum Health Medical Co., Ltd. (hereafter Platinum Health). Its exclusively launched FreedomChair Series is proudly made of high-strength while lightweight aerospace aluminum alloy and features the pioneering use of carbon fiber. Coupled with energy-saving brushless motors, premium lithium batteries allowed on board, and foldable within 1 second, FreedomChair has earned quality assurance from various countries including FDA from the US.   Aerospace materials and foldability contribute to safety and convenience As the best-seller of the Series, the 21 kg FreedomChair 8102 is made of aerospace aluminum alloy, which is commonly used in aircrafts and other aerospace structures. Its high strength, excellent corrosion resistance and extrudability (i.e. not tearing or cracking easily when pressured) allow it to bear 120 kg, making it a lightweight while safe option.   Platinum Health also launches exclusively the world's first-ever electric wheelchairs made of carbon fiber. Comprising more than 95% of carbon, this upscale and novel form of fiber offers lighter-than-aluminum while stronger-than-steel quality and prominent corrosion resistance. Take the 19 kg FreedomChair A-10 as an example, TORAY carbon fiber from Japan, which is of the highest quality in the world and the only carbon fiber allowed by the FAA of the US to be used in manufacturing key parts of Boeing 777, is incorporated into the whole electric wheelchair including the wheels. Serving its premise to safeguard the users, FreedomChair A-10 offers the most lightweight configuration globally.   A considerable number of Platinum Health's customers have experienced back flipping of lightweight wheelchairs of other brands before, ......read more

LIFE+: Molecule Water’s Potential In Early Covid-19 Disease Management

Malaysia-based researchers present findings at global scientific webinarKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - At a recent global webinar "The Use Of Biophysical Therapies To Treat Covid-19 Patients", our Malaysian representatives presented their findings of how molecule water (aka molecular structured water) was used as part of therapy for Covid-19 patients in many countries such as Italy, China, Brunei, Singapore and even Malaysia. Quoting from the report, "Patients suffering from Covid-19 pneumonia showed significant improvement with reduction in overall symptoms and accelerated recovery thanks to demonstrated anti-inflammatory effect".  Robert (left) and Roger (right) speaking during the global webinar held from 16 – 18 July 2021.The event was organized by Global Scientific Guild (www.globalscientificguild.com), a prestigious organization created to promote information sharing and collaboration between scientists, researchers, professors, doctors and industrialists worldwide. Bringing together world-class renowned personalities to discuss the latest developments and innovations on one common platform, the only speakers from Malaysia at this exclusive event were Robert J. Pascoe, an expert in Structured Water and Frequency Technology and Roger Heng, President of IDC Global Holdings Malaysia – creator of LIFE+ Molecule Water.   The Life+ Molecule Water team has made significant discoveries through R&D and collaboration with well-known international scientists including Dr Prof. Carlos Orozco, an accomplished oncologist in quantum physics research and author of the bestselling book 'Key to Coherence'. Using innovative proprietary technology known as Quantum Physics Magnetic Field (QPMF), LIFE+ water molecules are naturally restructured into a hexagonal, honeycomb shaped lattice that enables ionized OH- electrons to be highly charged and attached. "This altered structure was tested to have smaller molecul ......read more

Yonyou Hong Kong: 18 Years in Hong Kong, Empowering Enterprise Digitalization

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - Yonyou (HongKong) Co., Ltd. held a media briefing last Friday at Harcourt House in Wanchai, introducing yonyou's 18 years of business development in Hong Kong and its cutting-edge tools for enterprise management. Bowen Guo, General Manager, and Wing Tsang, Deputy General Manager, expounded on how they can provide the best practices for cross-border enterprises with the emerging technologies and latest regional strategies, expediting the digital transformation journey of Hong Kong enterprises.Founded in 1988, Yonyou Network Technology (600588.SS) has been leading the enterprise services market for 33 years. Yonyou is currently the No. 1 provider of enterprise cloud services in China and the world's leading enterprise management software and cloud services provider, offering tailor-made Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. Gartner, a professional global research firm, has ranked yonyou among the top 10 ERP providers in the world, meanwhile IDC has ranked yonyou as the largest enterprise management software provider in China for consecutive years. Keeping the core value of 'care for users, innovate continuously and be professional', yonyou adheres to sustainable development to promote business and social progress with innovation and technology, providing customers with digital, intelligent, global, social, ecological, platform-based, highly flexible, secure and reliable enterprise cloud services and solutions in eight major industries: sales and marketing, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, finance, accounting, human resources and collaboration services. Thanks to China's economic open-up, IT industry has been developing rapidly, rising the demand for enterprise digitalization. Looking back, yonyou's overseas business has been growing steadily year by year, with a compound growth rate of around 20%. The latest report has shown that yon ......read more

Hugill & Ip extends its support to the Outreach Legal Talks Initiative

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - OUTLET (Outreach Legal Talks Initiative) is an innovative project that provides free talks delivered by law students directly to underprivileged communities in Hong Kong. The pro-bono project was originally organised by a group of law students from the University of Hong Kong. PILnet has also strongly backed the project.PILnet serves as the Secretariat of the Hong Kong Pro Bono Roundtable, which was created in 2014 to connect, activate, and coordinate pro bono lawyers in Hong Kong to maximize the impact of their efforts, such as mobilizing legal services, organizing joint interventions, and building a pro bono community.This year Hugill & Ip Solicitors is collaborating with OUTLET to organise a series of Estate Planning legal talks – held as webinars and live seminars.OUTLET aims to enhance social justice and equality through empowering the needy and helping to prevent legal problems. Under the supervision of legal professionals, law students design their own talks and deliver their insights to groups in community centres. Throughout June and July 2021, five different meetings have been held at HKSKH Western District Elderly Community Centre, The Salvation Army Chuk Yuen Centre for Senior Citizens and HKYWCA Ellen Li Elderly Community Centre. Each session was complemented by a Q&A session where solicitors from Hugill & Ip answered questions and interacted with the audience. Students and solicitors introduced key legal issues to the elderly, specifically on matters related to areas of Estate & Probate law: including reversed mortgage, Wills and Probate, Advanced Medical Directives, guardianship, co-ownership, Enduring Power of Attorney, and annuity.   Alfred Ip – Partner at Hugill & Ip – commented: "It's been amazing to help this project and contribute to the growth of many talented HKU students in terms of knowledge of Estate Planning matters, as we ......read more

Amazon Celebrates Local Businesses in Singapore for National Day

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - As part of this year's National Day festivities, Amazon is recognising small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Singapore and showcasing their success stories with a dedicated 'Shop Local' storefront on Amazon.sg. Shoppers can also immerse themselves in an interactive video to discover the stories of Hook Coffee, Jomingo, and Oddbods. The storefront features deals from SMBs across categories including home and home improvement, electronics, kitchen and dining, health and personal care, toys and games, groceries and more.   With Amazon's latest 2021 study revealing that more than half of Gen Z Singaporeans are #ShopLocal fans, the curated storefront further builds on the strong Shop Local momentum from this year's Prime Day (21 & 22 June), which delivered the two biggest days ever for small businesses on Amazon.sg. More than 17,000 small businesses participated in Prime Day 2021, of which 7,000 joined for the first time ever to enjoy record-breaking sales.   "Nurturing local businesses has always been at the core of our work at Amazon and goes hand in hand with our customer obsession. Our Shop Local storefront aims to directly connect brands and shoppers across Singapore, providing over 225 free tools to help SMBs get online and scale. We are very heartened by their success and will continue to expand our efforts to spur their growth, empowering local sellers to digitise, expand beyond our borders, and connect with consumers around the globe. As we celebrate our resilience this National Day, we hope that Singaporeans will continue supporting SMBs in Singapore," says Bernard Tay, Country Leader, Amazon.sg Seller Services.   In addition to shopping from local brands and enjoying exciting deals during National Day, shoppers can participate in 'The Great Local Giveaway', a series of social contests on Amazon.sg's Instagram page. They can explore p ......read more

IoT Pioneer Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

With Softbank’s Vision Fund 2 backing, Wiliot will accelerate its mission to create a new era of IoT where intelligence and connectivity are brought to trillions of products that move through global supply chains – from crates, packaging, and pallets to clothes, medicine, and perishable goods. SAN DIEGO, US - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Wiliot, the Sensing as a Service company and Internet of Things (IoT) technology leader whose self-powered, stamp-sized computer is changing the relationship between manufactures and their products, announced today it received $200 million in a Series C funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2[i] ("Softbank"). Wiliot has created a platform that is built on Wiliot IoT Pixels and the Wiliot Cloud. Wiliot IoT Pixels are tiny low-cost, self-powered tags that attach to any product or packaging to sense a range of physical and environment data that is then fed into the Wiliot Cloud, where machine learning algorithms translate data into actionable insights for businesses across a range of industries. The Wiliot Cloud also ensures data remains secure, private, and authentic. For decades, there has remained a massive gap as trillions of products travel billions of miles without any data being available as to their status, whereabouts, or situation. Lacking this information, global supply chains have been profoundly, and vulnerably, in the dark. Recognizing this, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture, and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity. Effectively, products that were off-line during their manufacturing, shipping and consumption journeys are now online, a reality that is changing the way products are made, distributed, sold, used, reused, and recycled. Wiliot-enabled products and packaging can sense temperature, fill level, motion, location changes, humidity, and proximity. Wiliot IoT Pixels can be in ......read more

China Dynamics Changes Name to Ev Dynamics

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the "Company", Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively "China Dynamics" or the "Group"), which provides new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, has changed the name of the Company from "China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited" to "Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited" and the secondary name of the Company in Chinese from "????(??)????" to "????(??)????" to better reflect the current status of the Group's business development and its direction of future development.   Mr. Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of Ev Dynamics, said, "The Group is to globalise its electric vehicles to world markets, including and not limited to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and South America. Through the dynamic environment of pure electric vehicle development, it is also the Group's aim to become an environmentally friendly enterprise. We believe that the new name can provide the Company with a more appropriate corporate image and identity which will benefit the Group's business development."   The stock short name of the Company for trading in the shares on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited will be changed from "CH DYNAMICS" to "EV DYNAMICS" in English and from "??????" to "??????" in Chinese with effect from 27 July 2021.  About Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (Stock Code: 476)Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited is a pioneer and a prominent player in China's new energy commercial vehicles market, as well as a whole-vehicle manufacturer of specialty passenger vehicles and new energy passenger vehicles. It is an integrated driving and logistics solutions provider with a solid technological foundation in diverse areas including new energy platform power system and its key components. The Group has production base in Chongqing and it has developed its sales network in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and South ......read more

EVA Pharma: Supporting India Amid COVID-19 Surge

CAIRO, EGYPT - EQS Newswire - 27 July 2021 - EVA Pharma's (www.EVAPharma.com) timely shipments of Remdesivir reached India during a major wave of coronavirus cases. When India experienced an unexpected COVID-19 surge this spring, the rapid increase in cases put pressure on the local pharmaceutical industry to supply the medicines needed. In April, EVA Pharma signed a contract with the Indian government to export 300,000 vials of Remdesivir, an approved treatment for coronavirus, to meet the urgent needs there. Six shipments of Remdesivir were flown to Mumbai between May and June and were subsequently dispatched to hospitals across India, reaching patients everywhere from major cities to the remote archipelago of Lakshadweep. "I'm glad to say that the six consignments in which the Remdesivir was dispatched to India were not only sent on schedule but in all cases before the schedule," commented Ambassador Ajit Gupte, India's envoy to Egypt. "This was a period when the caseload was very high in India, and the shipments would have helped to save a lot of lives."  EVA Pharma is the only company in the Middle East or Africa that has been granted a voluntary license to produce and distribute Remdesivir by Gilead Sciences, Inc, the owner of the molecule. The production lines at the EVA Pharma facility in Haram, Cairo, are certified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), enabling the company to export its products globally.  COVID-19 cases in India have since declined, reducing the immediate pressure on local health systems and supply lines. Cases in other countries have gone up in recent months, however, especially due to the spread of the Delta variant. As a result, EVA Pharma has increased its exports of Remdesivir to other Asian countries such as Indonesia. "We are proud to support COVID-19 efforts both in Egypt and around the world by manufacturing Remdesivir at our world-class manufacturing facility in Cairo," sai ......read more

Cyberport Academy launches Green Finance Speaker Series to promote the development of Green FinTech

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Cyberport Academy will host a Green Finance Speaker Series to promote green finance in Hong Kong with FinTech support in light of the rise of green finance. Cyberport believes that FinTech can empower the development of green finance and is committed to playing a role in promoting green FinTech to strengthen Hong Kong as an international financial centre.   Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport, says Cyberport has a good number of community members focused on green FinTech and will play a key role in promoting Hong Kong as a leading green FinTech Hub.   The Green Finance Speaker Series will be launched this Thursday (29 July). Two other sessions are scheduled on 12 and 19 August. It strives to provide the latest knowledge of green finance development, with each session covering various topics from the historic development of international policies and recent developments in Asia and Hong Kong during the Pandemic to recognised successful European case studies with the integration of technology. The details of the Series are as follows: The first session "Green Finance: Overview – The Best Practice, International Policy and Measures" will be chaired by Dr William Yu, CEO of World Green OrganisationThe second session "Sustainability-related financial risks in Hong Kong and Asia amid Pandemic Era" will be chaired by Dr Glenn Frommer, Founder of ESG MattersThe third session "See a Problem, Measure It and Fix It" will be chaired by Arnaud Picut, Head of Global Risk Management Practice at Finastra, and Dr Leonid Bogachev, Associate Professor of Reader in Probability at the University of Leeds The Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) estimates that as much as US$7 trillion will be needed each year until 2030 to meet climate and development objectives. ......read more

Hong Kong based Rare Whisky Holdings agrees investment deal with Scottish whisky auction house Whisky Hammer

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Rare Whisky Holdings, a whisky investment group managed out of Hong Kong has bought a 49% stake of the online whisky auction site, Whisky Hammer, and its sister ecommerce business Still Spirit, paving the way for global expansion of the family run Scottish business. Li Hau TAN and Rickesh Kishnani, co-founders of Rare Whisky Holdings Rickesh Kishnani, co-founder of Rare Whisky Holdings is the entrepreneur behind the successful Platinum Whisky Investment Fund, the first private equity fund in the world to focus on rare single-malt whiskies. The Platinum Whisky Fund originally launched in 2014 in Hong Kong, raised USD 12 million and is in the final stage of its wind down, exiting at over USD 24 million. Rare Whisky Holdings also owns The Glenor Cask Company, which holds over 1,000 casks of maturing Scotch whisky from a range of top distillery brands. Private whisky cask ownership has grown in popularity in the past two years, particularly in Hong Kong and Singapore, with many private clients choosing to buy a cask of whisky from a special vintage to store for the long term or to have their own private bottling to use for gifting. The multi-million-dollar investment and partnership will provide registered members of Whisky Hammer and Still Spirit exclusive access to a full range of cask opportunities. Whisky Hammer was started in 2016 by brothers Daniel and Craig Milne who are originally from Macduff, near Speyside in Scotland, famous for the production of single malt whiskies such as The Macallan, Glenlivet, and Balvenie. Whisky Hammer hosts monthly online auctions, dedicated to whisky and other fine spirits, drawing customers from every corner of the globe. It has auctioned a wide range of whiskies, both bottles and casks, with auctions selling in excess of £1 million under the hammer each month.   A recent ......read more

GeTS Launches CALISTA inventory financing Platform, Integrated with SGTraDex, to Digitalize and Streamline Singapore's Oil Storage Financing

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company, announced today the launch of CALISTA inventory financing (CIF) – one of the first platforms to be integrated with the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex) to simplify information flows through the global supply chain ecosystem via a shared data stream. SGTraDex is a new exchange recently launched by the Singapore Government that was conceptualised by the Alliance for Action (AfA) to address Supply Chain Digitalisation.  AfA for Supply Chain Digitalisation is one of the seven Singapore Together Alliances for Action (AfA) set up in June 2020 under the Singapore Government's Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST).  The initial use cases of the exchange (SGTraDex) are to strengthen financing integrity of trade flows, enhance end-to-end visibility of container logistics flows, and digitalise the bunkering industry.  GeTS developed CIF through the AfA for Supply Chain Digitalisation. Created to simplify and optimise business processes for oil storage financing, CIF is an end-to-end platform that collaborates with various commodity trading companies, banks, and terminals. CIF enables secure and transparent transfer of real-time trade finance data and provides an auditable log of records for users to easily track changes made to a trade.  The integration with SGTraDex facilitates the sharing of case data from CIF amongst multiple stakeholders in a more efficient and streamlined manner. Users can also easily provide or use data on SGTraDex via the SGTraDex API integration or SGTraDex Pitstop web portal, where the data exchange is consent-driven. Andy Loh, Head of Commercial at Oiltanking Asia Pacific said: "The implementation of the CIF platform adds significant value to the storage and terminalling industry.  The platform provides more transparency and efficiency in the digit ......read more

SUNeVision Becomes Foundation Partner of Infrastructure Masons Hong Kong Chapter to drive Hong Kong’s digital future for all

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. (SUNeVision), the number one data centre provider in Hong Kong, today announces the launch of the Hong Kong Chapter of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons)  to promote a better and more sustainable digital future for Hong Kong. SUNeVision also is a Foundation Partner of iMasons, a global, non-profit, professional association of technology and business leaders to make a better connected world for everyone.   With Asia leading connectivity, SUNeVision plays a significant role in empowering businesses to unlock digital potential and accelerating the growth of digital economy in the region.  It connects hundreds of telcos, cloud, ISP, CDN, OTT and other types of providers and enterprises on its highly connected data centre ecosystem.   It continuously strives to promote sustainability from data centre designs to operations, products to policies, and help enable its customers and partners to do the same.   Raymond Tong, CEO of SUNeVision, is currently a member of iMasons' Advisory Council, where he will provide guidance to the organisation, share local insights and exchange industry best practices with other global peers. Raymond will lead the Hong Kong chapter to aggregate industry peers in the city to foster effective collaboration and influence the digital infrastructure industry.   "We are thrilled to play a key role in advancing the digital infrastructure industry in the region by enabling local and global peers to connect, grow and give back through iMasons. With Hong Kong being an international business hub in Asia and worldwide, the digital infrastructure industry will inevitably act as the backbone of the digital economy as the city continues to thrive. We look forward to working together with industry players to create a better, sustainable digital future." said Raymond.   "The iMasons' com ......read more

Travis Pitt Joins Focus Partner Firm Escala Partners, Expanding Escala's Investment Advisory Team and Increasing its Presence in the Melbourne and Syndey Wealth Markets

NEW YORK, US - ACCESSWIRE - 27 July 2021 - Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) ("Focus"), a leading partnership of fiduciary wealth management firms, announced today that Travis Pitt ("Pitt") has joined Melbourne-based Focus partner firm Escala Partners Pty Ltd ("Escala").Travis Pitt has over twenty years of industry experience as a tenured financial adviser providing customized investment and wealth management solutions to ultra-high net worth individuals and families. He is a nationally ranked adviser, having been named to the Barron's list of Australia's Top 100 Financial Advisers in 2021 as well as in prior years. Through this transaction, Escala will further increase its presence in the Melbourne market and add to the depth and breadth of its investment advisory team. By joining Escala, Pitt will gain access to Escala's specialized investment management capabilities and operational infrastructure, continuing his commitment to provide best-in-class services to his clients."We are excited to partner with Travis, whom I have known for many years and respect as an outstanding adviser with a commitment to personalized, high-touch client service," said Pep Perry, CEO and Partner at Escala. "This transaction elevates our organization with the addition of high caliber leadership and further deepens our presence in the attractive Melbourne and Sydney markets. We welcome Travis and his clients to the Escala family.""We are very pleased that Travis has joined the Escala team. Talent acquisition is a central component of the value-added support that we provide to our partner firms, particularly in facilitating the addition of highly experienced advisers who have a long track record of success in serving ultra-high and high net worth clients," said Rajini Kodialam, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Focus. "Helping our partners build scale and accelerate their organic growth are essential elements of our value propoposi ......read more

Michael Lohscheller Appointed New CEO of VinFast Global

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Vingroup, the largest conglomerate in Vietnam, announced today that it has appointed Michael Lohscheller as the CEO of its automotive division VinFast Global. Lohscheller will be responsible for scaling up VinFast's operations and presence around the globe.When he starts his new job in Vietnam, Michael Lohscheller will lead VinFast's operations in its current markets, namely Vietnam, the US, Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands, with a clear goal of growing the business focusing on North America and Europe. That will include implementing strategic initiatives to turn VinFast into a global smart electric car company.Michael Lohscheller - new CEO of VinFast GlobalMichael Lohscheller gained leadership experience in finance, technology, purchasing & logistics before becoming a former Volkswagen Group of America Executive Vice President. From VW, he moved to Opel where he became the CEO for the past four years. During his leadership, Lohscheller led Opel to sustainable profitability after decades of suffering losses. He also oversaw Opel's transformation into an electrified car brand."Vingroup warmly welcomes Michael Lohscheller to our leadership team. We strongly believe that his appearance will accelerate VinFast's up and running global expansion. Michael Lohscheller's participation in VinFast's senior management team reaffirms Vingroup's long-term plan in attracting outstanding talents and acquiring management expertise from elite circles of the global automotive industry," stated Thuy Le - Vingroup's Vice Chairwoman.VF e35 - one of VinFast's two EV models to be sold in North America and Europe in 2022On his decision to join VinFast, Michael Lohscheller said: "During my career, I have always been attracted by new challenges. When the opportunity came to join VinFast, I was immediately attracted because of the growth opportunities. I look forward to working with the leadership team to grow the compan ......read more

MOVE Network Showcases Partnerships with UCOLLEX at Ani-Com HK 2021

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - MOVE Network, the NFT aggregator, kick-started its collaboration with UCOLLEX at the 22nd Annual ACGHK Expo 23-26 July 2021.   ACGHK (Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong) is one of the largest annual summer events held in Hong Kong. ACGHK is an expo that showcases a wide selection of animations, comics, games, e-sports, toys, figures, and collectibles.    The MOVE Network x UCOLLEX booth held pride of place at the front of the ACG2021 event stage. During the event, MOVE Network and UCOLLEX announced their strategic partnership. MOVE Network x UCOLLEX intend to launch a NFT Blind Box Series called, "CREATORS COLLIDE". This collection will be available on Opensea.    The MOVE Network is growing from strength to strength.  In the run up to the ACGHK Expo, the MOVE Network community increased tremendously.  The strategic partnership between MOVE Network and UCOLLEX is yet another celebration for the MOVE Network community. The collaboration reinforces MOVE Network's position as a leading NFT aggregator.  About MOVE NetworkMOVE Network is a leading NFT aggregator covering a wide spectrum of NFT products. MOVE Network allows enterprises and start-ups to capture value by using blockchain technologies to trade, stake, create, and auction NFTs. Users can utilize the MOVE Network to own and trade NFT IPs in entertainment, music, artwork, and esports.Learn more about MOVE NetworkWebsite: http://www.MOVEnetwork.io/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOVEMOVEnetworkMedium: https://medium.com/move-networkInstagram: @movenetwork_official#MOVENetworkAbout UCOLLEXUCOLLEX is an innovative collectibles platform merging the physical collectibles market with digital asset creation offering a novel immersive collectable experience. UCOLLEX convergences the global toy market with merchandising sales and NFTs. UCOLLEX has also created a community-first pl ......read more

Hang Lung Collaborates with Hyatt to Launch Grand Hyatt Residences Kunming at Spring City 66

HONG KONG SAR / KUNMING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 -  Hang Lung Properties today announced its collaboration with global hospitality group, Hyatt, to establish the first Grand Hyatt branded Residences for sale, in Kunming. Grand Hyatt Residences Kunming will be the most coveted address for the city's discerning and affluent as it redefines the residential experience, meeting the aspirations of a new generation. The development is the first branded Residences project under the recently unveiled Hang Lung Residences portfolio, and will be an integral component of the Spring City 66 development, which spans luxury retail, grade A offices and the five-star Grand Hyatt hotel.  Grand Hyatt Residences Kunming will seamlessly connect to Spring City 66,the only fully integrated mixed-use complex in Kunming(Remarks: the photo is an artist's impression for reference only)Hang Lung Properties collaborates with Hyatt to launch Grand Hyatt Residences Kunming, the first branded Residences project under the Hang Lung Residences portfolio  (Remarks: the photo is an artist's impression for reference only) Mr. Weber Lo, Chief Executive Officer of Hang Lung Properties, said, "We are pleased to collaborate with luxury hospitality company, Hyatt, and are confident Grand Hyatt Residences Kunming will be the gold standard of premium living in the city and, together with Grand Hyatt Kunming, provide the most comprehensive range of facilities and amenities. The launch of the branded Residences in Kunming forms an integral part of a nationwide rollout across the extensive network of our developments, which will strengthen Hang Lung's position as a leading national commercial property developer. We will continue to excite our customers with our best-in-class offerings and customer-centric focus that strives for excellence in exceeding their aspirations."    Mr. David Udell, Group President, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corp ......read more

Tang Palace Join Hands with Green Monday Presenting Artfully Curated Plant-based Meat Dishes across East China

Which Are Kind to the Body and the PlanetSHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - As green diets takes the world by storm, plant-based meat is on the rise. With consumers' growing desire for higher living standards, health and a low-carbon lifestyle, Green Monday collaborates with Tang Palace, introducing a green menu featuring OmniPork and some of the world's bestselling plant-based meats. Comparable to real meat in both flavor and texture, full of nutrients, healthy and eco-friendly, the green menu will launch in East China branches first, allowing consumers to better understand the concept of "plant-based diet", making waves in the green diet scene. Green Monday collaborates with Tang Palace, introducing a green menu featuring OmniPork and some of the world's bestselling plant-based meats.   As the leading advocator of green diets and producer of pant-based products in Asia, the Green Monday Group has spared no efforts in advocating for plant-based diets. Green Common, the one-stop plant-based platform combining retail, distribution and dining service, embodies the idea of a healthy lifestyle and makes it accessible to all. Green Common showcases a wide range of plant-based products from around the globe, including bestselling star products such as Heura Chicken from Spain, Unlimeat Sliced Beef from Korea, Alpha Foods Nugget Original Chik'n and Califia Farms Barista Blend Oat Milk, and many more.   Apart from the plant-based brands which charmed the European market, OmniPork, the star product under OmniFoods, developed over the span of two years by a group of experienced Canada-based R&D food scientists, astounded Asia with its indistinguishable flavor and texture from actual pork. Its proprietary formula, a blend of plant-based protein from pea, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushroom and rice, provides a rich source of protein. Furthermore, it contains 0mg cholesterol, is antibiotic-free, hormone-free and cruelty-free, sati ......read more

Hong Kong-based event company EnviroEvents (ReThink) Limited and Green Monday Group announce the launch of The Green Monday ESG Summit

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - The Green Monday ESG Summit, a new addition to the event schedule at ReThink HK 2021, will be held on Wednesday October 6th at the HKCEC in Wanchai. The one-day Summit will host an exciting line-up of expert speakers and discussion topics designed to increase awareness and inspire action around relevant and critical areas of corporate sustainability for Hong Kong businesses. Confirmed speakers include: Crystal Chan, Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Impact, McDonald's Hong Kong; Irene Chu, Head of New Economy, Head of Life Sciences, Hong Kong, KPMG; Sonalie Figueiras, Founder & CEO, Green Queen, Ekowarehouse and SourceGreenPackaging.com; Rob Garrett, Head of Branding and Design, Black Sheep Restaurants; Gabrielle Kirstein, CEO & Founder, Feeding Hong Kong; Joey Lau, Assistant Manager Sustainable Development, Swire Group; Lawson Lau, Executive Director, Cornerstone Technologies Holdings Limited; Dr Peter Lee, Director of Research and Development (Environmental), Nano and Advanced Materials Institute; Francis Ngai, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Social Ventures Hong Kong; Tim Parker, Founder & CEO, Circular City; Dr Merrin Pearse, Sustainability Advisor, The Purpose Business; Isabella Carvalho Silva, Director of Strategic Ventures, Group Strategy & Corporate Development, AIA; and Felix Wong, Senior Analyst, Euromonitor International, with more to be announced. Our speakers will be sharing their insights on a range of topics, covering Sustainability Trends Shaping Business, The Plant-Based Revolution, Transformative Partnerships, Collaborations to Fight Food Waste, and Corporate ESG Strategies for Realising our Net-Zero Ambition, amongst others. Commenting on the launch, Chris Brown, Founder & Director of ReThink HK, expressed his delight at the partnership; "being asked to co-host the Green Monday ESG Summit is an honor and the p ......read more

edotco strengthens commitment in Sri Lanka with new leadership

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - edotco Group Sdn. Bhd. (edotco), the leading regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, today strengthened its commitment in Sri Lanka with the appointment of Gayan Koralage, as the Acting Country Managing Director of edotco Sri Lanka.     Gayan Koralage has been appointed as the Acting Country Managing Director of edotco Sri Lanka.   With this new leadership edotco intends to play a more aggressive role in creating a digitally inclusive Sri Lanka through enhancing the country's telecommunications infrastructure and accelerating the deployment of next generation telecom infrastructure solutions including multipurpose street poles and power systems for telecom sites. "We have successfully deployed over 300 multipurpose lamp poles in the country, strengthening the nation's connectivity and capacity needs. We understand that a stable and reliable connection is key to ensuring steadfast digital economy, especially in this new normal and we are focused on uncovering new and innovative ways to further ensure the people of Sri Lanka have the best telecommunications infrastructure". said Gayan, who is also the Director for Strategy at edotco Group.   "We not only intend to extend our next generation infrastructure services and solutions in the country but will also focus on upskilling and developing our talent and investment into research and development in alternative tower designs and materials, and innovative power systems including long lasting next generation batteries and green power solutions to adapt to the ever-evolving industry needs and the to preserve the carbon emission of the country. We are also moving towards being a data driven organization, where processes and decisions are made based on analytics and insights for quicker, better and cost-effective outcomes including finding ideal location for a street poles ......read more

LABS Group: The World’s First Resort NFT Successfully Raised $3,650,000 - Live Auction is on 26th July

Bringing Direct Resort Investment and Enjoyment Deals to Everyday Investors.HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - LABS Group, an end-to-end blockchain property investment platform, has successfully raised $3,650,000 for Kunang Kunang Resort. Kunang Kunang Glamping Resort is the world's first-ever community-owned project fractionalized into Rewarding Timeshare (RTS) NFTs, transforming the way investors build their diversified portfolio, with access to diverse assets, low transaction costs and the ability to trade 24/7.   An upcoming auction will supply 1095 RTS-NFTs, with each day of the calendar year represented by 3 RTS-NFTs. Interested parties will be able to purchase RTS-NFTs with lower entry barriers and a wealth of benefits.   By fractionalizing Kunang Kunang Resort, LABS Group makes resort and hotel investment available for everyone. As quoted by Yuen Wong, the CEO of LABS Group:   "LABS is a digitised real estate investment ecosystem powered by blockchain. With that, we make real estate investment possible for everyday investors. We could bring deals directly to everyday investors, cutting out the middlemen to bring extra value. Furthermore, LABS has made cross-border real estate investment easy, and has carried out all the due diligence for our investors." The RTS-NFT Auction Kunang Kunang project's newly revamped auction will commence from July 26th, 2021. Bidders can participate through two methods: the auction or an immediate purchase.   The auction will last for 6 days starting from July 26th at 1PM UTC. Interested bidders can bid for their desired RTS-NFTs at the Refinable Marketplace, where 365 RTS-NFTs will be available at the starting price of $3333 USDT.   730 RTS-NFTs will be reserved for immediate purchase from July 26th 1PM UTC onwards with a starting price of $3999 USDT. Seasonal prices could vary however, as RTS-NFTs ......read more

CUHK Business School Research Reveals China's State-owned Media Plays Vital Role in Supplying News to Financial Markets

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 July 2021 - Chinese state-owned news media has long been criticised as being the government's "mouthpiece" due to its ties to the Chinese government. Many question the value of news reports they produce because report the information that the government intends to share. Setting aside this stereotypical image, a recent study finds that in terms of business news, even state-owned newspapers provide unique and valuable information to the country's capital markets. The study found that the more traditional state-owned media and the newer outlets serve different roles in providing information to financial markets. (Source: iStock)   All news media in China are more or less controlled by the government. The government itself directly operates several official media organisations that espouses the views of the party. The biggest and most influential include The People's Daily, the largest newspaper in the country, television broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), the news agency Xinhua, English-language daily China Daily and the tabloid Global Times.   However, recent years have seen the emergence of a new breed of media outlets in the country that appear to operate with relatively more editorial leeway, such as Caixin, Jiemian.com, and The Paper. They are still controlled by the state, but have a stronger profit incentive and are established with a clear mandate to attract and serve a broader readership. The news articles they publish often appear to be more critical, and they are seen as being more willing to push the boundaries of reporting in the country, often covering stories that the largest (and state-owned) media companies are unwilling to. Consequently, the news coverage of this new generation of media organisations is generally considered to be more valuable than the stories published on traditional state-owned media. However, according to research, this ......read more

GAVIN Hockey Wealth Specialists to Join Connectus, Establishing Connectus' Presence in the Canadian Wealth Management and North American Athlete Markets

NEW YORK, US - EQS Newswire - 23 July 2021 - Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) ("Focus"), a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which GAVIN Hockey Wealth Specialists ("GAVIN"), a registered portfolio manager and investment adviser based in Toronto, will join Connectus Wealth Advisers ("Connectus"). This transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.GAVIN is an independent, multi-family office that provides customized financial planning, investment and business management services to professional hockey players in Canada and the United States. Based in Toronto, the firm specializes in working with these athletes at all stages of their careers, helping them to achieve financial security through an integrated approach to investing, tax and estate planning, and risk and cash flow management, among other services. For nearly eighteen years, GAVIN's expertise in these areas has helped the firm create a long-standing and loyal client base and a well-recognized brand name."Since our business was founded in 2003, we have been committed to growing and defending our clients' wealth, while expanding and strengthening our leadership in the hockey market," said Stew Gavin, President and Co-Founder of GAVIN. "Becoming part of Connectus allows us to advance these goals and to focus even more deeply on our clients, while maintaining our highly customized and specialized service model.""It will also enable us to achieve substantial operating efficiencies by leveraging Connectus' shared infrastructure," added Matthew Bacchiochi, Vice President and Co-Founder of GAVIN. "Equally important, we will benefit from Focus' scale advantages, specialized expertise and resources to enhance our client experience and expand our business into other professional athlete markets,""We are thrilled to welcome the GAVIN team to C ......read more

Gaw Capital Partners Forms Partnership with Data Center First

HONG KONG SAR /  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach -  23 July 2021  - Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners today announced the establishment of a new joint venture operating company, Data Center First Pte Ltd., with Mr. Wong Ka Vin as the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer with its maiden project in Batam, Indonesia. Data Center First, headquartered in Singapore, is a data center operator and the first platform investment made by Gaw Capital Partners to support its IDC investments in Asia outside of China. Mr. Wong Ka Vin is an industry veteran with a track record in building successful data center platforms and professional teams like i-STT in 1999, followed by Equinix Asia Pacific in 2002, CSF Group Asia which became ChinData in 2011, and finally returning to Singapore to lead and re-brand 1-Net by building 1-Net North, Southeast Asia's first Uptime Certified Tier III design and constructed 30MVA facility in Woodlands, Singapore in 2013. The data center campus in Nongsa Digital Park is the maiden project with Data Center First. This project leverages on the fact that Nongsa Digital Park has been slated as the "Digital Bridge" that connects Singapore to many of Indonesia's fast-growing cities. In addition to this maiden project in Batam, Indonesia, Data Center First will also work with Gaw Capital Partners to originate, evaluate and develop data center projects in Southeast Asia and beyond. Kenneth Gaw, President & Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, said, "I am excited to be working with Ka Vin and his team of professionals in creating this data center operating platform. It signals a key milestone in Gaw Capital Partners' growth in the data center industry, an industry that enables digital transformation opportunities for organizations globally to continue to grow. We plan to grow our regional data center platform rapidly through a combination of multiple asset and platform acquisiti ......read more

KingHash Intelligent One-Stop Mining Platform May Change Mining Ecology

The cryptocurrency market was sluggish in the first half of 2020 and gradually reversed in the second half of the year. Traditional industry investors are adding digital currencies to their portfolios in a big way. In this context, KingHash, an overseas one-stop mining platform, came into being. The cost of mining is far lower than the cost of buying spot in the secondary market, which also reduces the investment risk significantly. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - Recently, KingHash upgraded its intelligent one-stop mining platform. At present, it has covered the most popular mining projects (ETH mining, Filecoin mining and Chia mining). KingHash understands that each currency has different attributes and different conditions for mining. KingHash gives solutions to the problem of staking coin needed for Filecoin mining, so as to fully meet the different needs of investors and let investors experience the fun of mining without threshold. KingHash's three main advantages:Open one click mining, convenient miningFrom the very beginning, KingHash has made it its core product goal to lower the mining threshold for ordinary investors. It focuses on the concept of "convenient mining" and takes on the complexities of professional miner screening, deployment, maintenance, and technical services to provide investors with maximum convenience to achieve one-stop mining.The platform carefully conducts research and strict screening to provide users with high-quality and stable Filecoin nodes.KingHash relies on rich miners and diversified business resources to help the whole industry form an ecological closed loop. It connects the upstream and downstream of the industry to provide maximum convenience for investors. From the screening of Filecoin nodes to the withdrawal of earnings, it closely tracks the whole process to maximize the safety of investors' investment.Reduce the threshold of mining accessKingHash has direct access to the source of s ......read more

Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong "2021 Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony"

With grand Lo Pan pioneering spirit, Elite newcomers in the industry are praised for their exceptional performanceHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - Every year on 13th June of lunar calendar, the partitioners of the Construction Industry celebrate the birthday of the Master Lo Pan and commemorate his contributions to generations of successors. The "2021 Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony" was hosted by Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong and co-organized by the Hong Kong Construction Industry Federation, Vocational Training Council and Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, held today (22nd July) at the Lo Pan Temple in Kennedy Town. This year, awards were given to 53 new elites in the industry, in hopes of attracting an increasing amount of newer generations into the industry, and to recognise the achievements and stimulate the potential of all awardees. To cope with the pandemic, the award ceremony was suspended in the previous year. After a one-year absence, the "2021 Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony" was successfully held, and delightfully had invited Mr. Wong Wai Lun, JP, Secretary for Development, Hong Kong SARG, as the guest of honour together with officiating guests, Mr. Yu Tak Cheung, JP, Director of Buildings, Mr. Leung Chee Kay, JP, District Officer (Central and Western), Cr Paul Chung, the Chairman of Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong, representatives of co-organizers, sponsors and members of the organizing committee, attended the ceremony. "The Government will implement more public works projects in the coming years, together with private development projects, it will drive a robust growth of the construction industry. I congratulate all "Lo Pan" awardees, who strive for excellence at every opportunity. I wish you all the best and looking forward to seeing you all becoming the pillars of the construction industry and contribute to the society." Mr. Wong Wai Lun, JP, Secretary for Development, said. Cr Paul Chung, the C ......read more

Vietnam Government supports T&T Group in purchase of 40 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - On July 12, the Government of Vietnam issued Resolution No. 73/NQ-CP allowing T&T Group to purchase Sputnik V vaccines from the Russian Federation without using funds from the State budget or Vietnam's COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.The Government's resolution stated that, at the request of the vaccine manufacturer, the Government agreed to a proposal from the Ministry of Health to sign an agreement that relinquishes liability for the use of the Sputnik V vaccine. The agreement is similar to the agreement signed by the Ministry of Health when Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC) purchased a supply of the BNT162 vaccine from Pfizer and AZD1222 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca.Vietnamese authorities will be responsible for licensing import, inspection, and quality control of vaccines, organize free injection of all 40 million doses of vaccines mentioned above under regulations.Implementing the Government's resolution, the Ministry of Health sent an official dispatch to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to introduce them to the T&T Group to negotiate to buy 40 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.In the document, the Ministry of Health proposed RDIF give favourable conditions to T&T Group to purchase the Sputnik V vaccine in July 2021 to meet the urgent need to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Vietnam.Mr Do Quang Hien, Chairman and General Director of T&T Group, shared: "Being socially responsible and with the desire to bring a safer and better life to the Vietnamese people, we were very honoured and proud when the Government agreed to allow us to negotiate to buy 40 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine from the Russian Federation.""With 28 years of experience, a strong reputation, and great financial potential, along with many member units that have been operating in the field of health and pharmaceuticals for many years, T&T Group will make every effort ......read more

Tech support scams remain a threat globally and in Asia Pacific despite drop in encounters: Microsoft survey

Globally, three out of five consumers encountered a tech support scam in the last 12 months, a five-point drop since 2018Gen Zers and Millennials most likely to continue interactions when targeted with tech support scamsIndia consumers three times more likely to continue with a scam interaction than the rest of the world; Japan consumers least likely to interact of all countries surveyed; Australia and Singapore saw rates of interaction close to global average SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - Microsoft today released findings of its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report that looks at tech support scams and their impact on consumers. The survey saw an overall fall in scam encounters – three out of five consumers (59%) were found to have been targeted by a tech support scammer in the last 12 months, a drop from 64% in 2018. One out of six consumers (16%) were then tricked into continuing with the scam, a three-point decrease from 2018.   Of those surveyed, Gen Zers (aged 18-23) and Millennials (aged 24-37) were found to have continued interactions most when targeted with the scams – 23% for both age groups. Across the Asia Pacific (APAC) countries surveyed, results were diverse: Consumers in India were three times more likely to continue with a scam interaction (49%) than the global average (16%), while consumers in Japan performed best globally, with only 5% of those surveyed proceeding to interact with a scammer. Australia (19%) and Singapore (14%) saw rates on-par with the rest of the world.   Each month, Microsoft receives about 6,500 complaints globally from people who have been the victim of a tech support scam; this is down from 13,000 reports in an average month in prior years. To better understand how the problem with tech support scams is evolving globally and to enhance efforts to educate consumers on how to stay safe online, Microsoft commissioned YouGov for this ......read more

Jurassic World RUN! Asia Pacific 2021: Start Running for the First-Ever Jurassic World Virtual Run in Asia Pacific

Clock-in starting 26th July 2021 on the MOVE by LIV3LY app!SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - It's time for runners to lace up their running shoes for the first-ever Jurassic World virtual run experience in Asia Pacific! The Jurassic World RUN! is an immersive experience for runners of all ages featuring dinosaurs from the ground-breaking film franchise Jurassic World. Participants can start clocking in for the inaugural Jurassic World virtual run experience in Asia Pacific starting from 26th July 2021 – 30th September 2021. Runners can still register from 5th July 2021 – 29th September 2021 via the official website (jurassicworldrun.com) or the MOVE by LIV3LY app.  The Jurassic World franchise has been entertaining generations of fans around the world with thrilling and awe-inspiring stories and characters for more than 25 years – from films and TV series, to video games and toys, to live action experiences and rides at Universal theme parks. In fact, Universal Beijing Resort is scheduled to open this year as Universal's newest theme park destination and will feature seven highly themed and immersive lands – including Jurassic World Isla Nublar. The first-ever Jurassic World virtual run offers each participant a unique immersive experience where runners need to run their best to escape Isla Nublar. Runners are required to download and use the MOVE by LIV3LY app in order to unlock and access the exciting augmented reality experiences that will enhance their journeys. As they work to complete their registered distances of 5km, 10km or 21km, runners will unlock successive milestones of assistance in their journey to escape from Isla Nublar. Each milestone that they unlock will bring them deeper into the adventure and closer to the virtual finish line! The MOVE app will bring the thrills and awe of Jurassic World to life through augmented reality that can be experienced anywhere and anytime; even right in their own ......read more

MEXC Global Exchange: A World-class Service Provider Bridging Continents and Challenging Pioneers

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - MEXC Global, the one-stop solution for spot trading and derivatives, continues to be a market leader in providing top-quality tokens while promising to be one of the exchanges to watch out for in 2021. In addition, MEXC recently engaged its strategic expansion globally, summing more than 850 digital assets already offered for trading on the exchange. Besides offering users a comprehensive suite of trending coins, MEXC strives to screen new projects to ensure safe investments thoroughly. The platform is very well known for its swift customer support, good practices, and reliable services. In case of any technical hitches that result in the loss of funds, the exchange has an Investor Protection scheme in place to compensate affected users. The MEXC Globalization Strategy MEXC Global currently has over 6 million active users from more than 200 countries and regions worldwide. In addition, the product platform supports multiple languages such as English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and many more. MEXC has already expanded its trading services and cryptocurrency pairs to the user community in different markets such as Russia, Japan, Korea, and Turkey. They are already setting up offices and teams to take care of the business. In addition, MEXC is welcoming new members, as they are currently recruiting talents worldwide. Swiss self-regulatory organization (VQF) and Australian AUSTRAC have both granted MEXC compliance certificates in the past year. What's more, MEXC is boosting its payments compliance by joining two leading payment companies in Europe and Southeast Asia. This allows MEXC users to purchase top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether in Euros or USD via their MasterCard or VISA card.  About MEXC Global: Championing Crypto Adoption GloballyMEXC Global is playing its part in championing the widespread adoption ......read more

Dr. Pest Control recently launched a new method to kill termites

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - Termites are one of the five major pests in the world. Many people have tried many ways to go back and forth in vain, even causing the spread of ant colonies. According to the findings of the European Institute of Biology, a huge number of termites will produce methane, which will increase the temperature of the earth; the CO2 produced by them accounts for about 20% of the total annual CO2 emissions on the earth; in addition, they emit a large amount of formic acid pollution. Exceeds the environmental impact of automobile and industrial smog. In view of this, "Dr. Pest Control Co." looks for adjustments to the method of eliminating termites, and finally came up with a "new method of eliminating termites."   For many years, termite control has been an arduous task in many fields, and most of the pest control companies in the market recommend some termite treatment methods, mostly chemical agents. Chemical control is indeed high in prevention and effective, and it has always been important in the prevention and control of termites. status. However, with the development of society, some drugs with high toxicity and long residual effectiveness will cause secondary damage to the environment, so they have been banned.   Since the use of termite control pharmacy is not only used in the countryside, but also mostly involves indoor/residential/buildings and gardens and other places where humans live, so poison-killing chemicals have concerns about the health of humans and animals. Therefore, the choice of medicine is especially important.   In response to this reason, the "Dr. Pest Control Co." pest control company has launched a new "new method of eradicating termites" based on the traditional method of eradicating termites.   After surveying, the engineers found the location of the termite's nest, began to make preparations, and studie ......read more

Cyber Youth Singapore Launches CYSummit'21, The Largest, First Of Its Kind Youth Tech Summit In Singapore

Cyber Youth Singapore, the nation's youth-driven cyber community, engaged more than 500 youths in its first virtual conference together with public and private sector partnersEnsign InfoSecurity, as the Patron of the Youth sponsor, also shared industry insights and domain knowledge to deepen the participants' understanding of the sectorSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - Cyber Youth Singapore (CYS), a non-profit, youth led programme focused on developing Singapore's digital future, partnered with Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), Asia's  largest, pure-play cybersecurity firm to launch the first Cyber Youth Singapore Summit 2021 (CYSummit'21).Themed "Our Future: Youth in Technology", CYSummit engaged more than 500 youths from secondary schools to universities from 21st to 25th June 2021. CYSummit'21, organised and managed wholly by youths was conceptualised to bring Singapore's youth tech community together to ignite and nurture their interest in cybersecurity and the wider tech domains. The youth organisers behind the summit sought to deepen their peers' understanding and exposure to the industry to enable their generation to play a bigger role in our nation's cyber defence.CYS also brought on board Ensign as its Patron of the Youth to provide real-world expertise and industry insights to the participants. This allowed aspiring cyber talents to acquire practical tips and useful information that can give them a head-start when pursuing a career in cybersecurity. Held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summit created a platform that served as a beacon of hope and unity across all youths in Singapore in this time of crisis, rallying all young people together to focus on and solidify Singapore's digital future.The summit's capstone activity was a Virtual Capture-the-Flag Competition with a coveted prize of S$5,000. Powered by Pentester Academy, this cybersecurity competition required participants to apply their skillsets ......read more

GEODIS Honored with Lenovo Logistics Excellence Award for Service in the Americas

NASHVILLE and SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 July 2021 - GEODIS, a global supply chain operator, has been recognized by Lenovo, a Fortune Global 500 company and technology leader in smart devices and solutions, with the Logistics Excellence Award. GEODIS was recently honored for its service in the Americas region at Lenovo's annual Suppliers Conference. Lenovo, a leading manufacturer in connected devices such as laptops, PCs, tablets and smartphones, experienced significant sales growth over the past year despite the constraints imposed on the global economy and restrictions to the supply chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. GEODIS played a prominent role in Lenovo's sales growth by providing supply chain and logistics solutions and an agile approach that enabled the company to navigate the dynamics of the pandemic.   "We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award from Lenovo, a company that we've been proud to partner with since 2019," said Eric Martin-Neuville, GEODIS' Executive Vice President of the Freight Forwarding activity. "Businesses across the globe faced unprecedented supply chain challenges this past year. We are proud of our teams dedicated to the Lenovo business—especially those in China, Hong Kong and the Americas—who worked closely to navigate the high demands for capacity and service securing its supply chain. Our mission at GEODIS is to always find solutions for our customers' problems and help them grow their businesses, which is precisely what we were able to accomplish in our work with Lenovo." Notably, GEODIS was recognized by Lenovo for this year's award due to its innovative air freight solutions connecting China to North America. GEODIS AirDirect provides air freight service through its Own Controlled Network to offer a reliable, consistent schedule to help provide safe transport of cargo from major destinations across continents to fill the urgent need for capacity. GEODIS op ......read more

Chinachem Group and ATAL Engineering Group signs Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration on Healthcare Facilities Management

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - Chinachem Group (the Group) and ATAL Engineering Group (ATAL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in providing comprehensive services to the healthcare industry in Hong Kong. The move underlines not only the determination of both parties to foster the commercial collaboration, but also the Group's commitment to business expansion and creating a liveable city.  Witnessed by Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group (1st left) and Dr Otto Poon, Chairman of ATAL Engineering Group (1st right), the Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration on Healthcare Facilities Management was signed by Hung Han Wong, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Chinachem Group (2nd left) and Victor Law, Managing Director of ATAL Engineering Group (2nd right) at Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West.  Group photo of Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group (Centre); Hung Han Wong, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Chinachem Group (6th left); Dr Otto Poon, Chairman of ATAL Engineering Group (6th right); Victor Law, Managing Director of ATAL Engineering Group (5th right); and senior management members of Chinachem Group and ATAL Engineering Group. The Group provides high-quality property management, and its subsidiary Nina Hospitality also has expertise in hotel management. They exert decisive influence in the professional field of property management and hotel services. As a leading electrical and mechanical engineering service provider in Hong Kong, ATAL has unparalleled competitive advantages in providing multi-disciplinary E&M engineering and technology services for healthcare sector including private and public hospitals over the years. According to the MoU, leveraging on synergies from the core competencies of both companies, the Group and ATAL have decided to join forces ......read more

Callsign invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - Callsign, the digital trust pioneer, has been invited by the World Economic Forum to join its Global Innovators Community; a group of the world's most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency. Dr, Zia Hayat CEO and Chairman of Callsign explained: "Founded fifty years ago, the World Economic Forum is still at the forefront of solving some of the most pressing global challenges we face today. The 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' means our world is more connected than ever and the World Economic Forum also recognizes that this revolution presents an opportunity to adopt technologies and establish digital trust for a more inclusive and human centered future.   It's a privilege to be invited to work with the World Economic Forum and to collaborate with organizations in public, private and academic sectors as well as governments to establish digital trust and secure the future of the global economy, equitably."   Prior to joining the Global Innovators Community, Callsign was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer in 2019 for its potential to revolutionize how people digitally identify themselves and, pioneering a new approach to re-establishing digital trust.   Callsign's unique intelligence-driven authentication positively identifies users, delivering safety and minimal friction for genuine users, while ensuring that bad actors are blocked. This is being used to underpin digital trust across financial institutions, governments and commerce globally.   Callsign is currently participating in the World Economic Forum communities on Cybersec ......read more

Match Dating has been awarded "Most Professional Date Matching Service 2020"

More than 10 years of professional matchmaking qualificationsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - Match Dating, a dating agency company who have more than ten years of couple matching experience. Recently, Match Dating was awarded the "Most Professional Date Matching Service 2020" in the "Most Innovative Enterprise Award 2020". The event was hosted by "Business Innovator". This award served to praise the outstanding contribution and innovation in all walks of life, encouraging elites from different work fields to keep up their creativity in developing their own industry. "Business Innovator" also want to use this opportunity to raise the awareness of outstanding Hong Kong brand among customers and society. The theme of the award of this year is "Outstanding innovation, extraordinary achievements". Outstanding companies like Match Dating that have innovative thinking and perspective can be recognized through this award, thus enhance the quality of service and the competitiveness among the industry.Additionally, this award event was planned to be a continuously operating platform that encourage people who have innovative ideas to share their creativity and specialty together. "Business Innovator" is hoping to build a reward that recognized internationally and supported by most Hong Kong business companies. There would be over 50 representatives of different outstanding companies attend to this award event, which is enough to certify the acceptability of the awards ceremony. Industry Chamber of Commerce, professionals, leaders, celebrities in all walks of life would be invited to attend to this awards ceremony. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government officials would also be invited.   A reward acceptance speech from the representative of Match Dating, "First, we have to thank the host "Business Innovator" for organizing this event, we are glad to be awarded the "Most Professional Date ......read more

Education Platform MPOWER Financing Raises $100 Million in Equity to Support Studying Abroad

The funding will fuel the company’s mission to make a North American education accessible to high-promise students from around the worldWASHINGTON, DC - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - MPOWER Financing, the leading provider of education loans to high-promise students around the world, today announced that it has raised an equity investment of US$100 million. The funding underscores investors' confidence in MPOWER's position as the leading lender for students aspiring to study abroad. Founded in 2014 by Emmanuel (Manu) Smadja, MPOWER Financing aims to democratize education by reducing financial barriers for high-promise students from around the world. MPOWER's loans are approved instantly and are granted at competitive interest rates without requiring a cosigner or collateral. MPOWER additionally provides students with academic, financial and career guidance to position them for success both in school and after graduation.   "We're delighted to be working with experienced investors who share our vision of empowering the brightest students from around the world," said Smadja, Chief Executive Officer of MPOWER Financing. "The new funds will be used to directly support students, automate and scale our operations, and to grow our team. We look forward to supporting an even greater number of qualified students around the globe as they study in the U.S. and Canada."   "As a Qingdao'er who did my master's degree in the U.S., I remember clearly the challenges – but also the opportunities – that arise from an overseas education," said Mario Zhang, Interim Head of China at MPOWER Financing. "At MPOWER, I am honored to help future generations of students like me to access the world's top universities without financial pressure and to build bridges between East and West."   The new funding is in addition to the US$30 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management, which als ......read more

Lin's Family increases shareholding in CIFI again, Reflecting strong confidence in CIFI's long-term development

Successfully issued the second tranche of domestic corporate bonds Strengthen the debt structure and lower the financing costs HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd. ("CIFI" or the "Group", HKEx stock code: 884), a leading real estate developer engaging in property development and investment in first-, second- and robust third-tier cities in China, is pleased to announce that from 8 July 2021 to 20 July 2021, its major shareholders Lin's Family increased their shareholdings again, of which Executive Directors and controlling shareholders, Mr. Lin Zhong, Mr. Lin Wei and Mr. Lin Feng, had purchased an aggregate of 15,102,000 shares of CIFI at a total consideration of approximately HK$80.65 million. Executive Director and CFO, Mr. Yang Xin and his spouse also purchased 1,000,000 shares on 20 July 2021.   Immediately after the purchase, Lin's Family owns 4,511,682,342 shares, representing approximately 54.58% of the total issued share capital of CIFI as 20 July 2021.   In addition, the Group successfully completed the public issuance of the second tranche of the domestic corporate bonds on 20 July 2021. The actual size of the bonds is RMB3.0 billion with a coupon rate of 4.2% per annum and the maturity is five years, with an option for the Issuer to adjust the coupon rate and a put option for investors at the end of the third year. The price of the domestic corporate bond is at the lowest since 2021 for private real estate developers with the same maturity and the issue size of more than RMB3.0 billion. The total bids are RMB4.79 billion with over 1.6 times subscriptions. Among them, non-bank institutions actively subscribed and the final coupon rate was 4.2 %.   The spokesperson of CIFI said, "The increase in shareholding by the controlling shareholders and management reflects their strong confidence in CIFI's long-term development and room for fu ......read more

Envision Digital Partners with Microsoft to Implement Net Zero Technology Solutions

Envision Digital’s AIoT operating system with Microsoft’s technology enables clean energy transition and helps organisations take action towards achieving Net ZeroSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - Envision Digital International Pte Ltd ("Envision Digital"), a global Net Zero partner and an Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) technology leader announced a collaboration with Microsoft to implement net zero technology solutions. The collaboration with Microsoft will empower Envision Digital to pursue technical excellence and accelerate business growth with cloud adoption, with the objective to help organisations around the world meet energy efficiency goals while progressing on their digital transformation journeys. The International Energy Agency (IEA) stated that all future fossil fuel projects must be scrapped if the world is to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, and to stand any chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In a special report designed to inform negotiators at the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, the IEA predicted a sharp decline in fossil fuel demand in the next three decades, as well as a 2040 deadline for the global energy sector to achieve carbon neutrality. In line with IEA's report, Envision Digital has taken bold action to rally its collective efforts toward solving the climate crisis. The company is committed to becoming the world's leading Net Zero technology partner for enterprises, governments, and cities, and has set challenging individual goals for carbon neutrality – its parent company, Envision Group, commits to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2022 and in its entire value chain by 2028. In addition, Lei Zhang, the founder of Envision Digital and Envision Group, has been appointed into  IEA's Our Energy Future: The Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions commission. As the sole business leader in the commission, Lei provides va ......read more

Data reconciliation company, Duco, hires new APAC Head of Sales to reach new frontiers in tech

Tat Wee Koh brings his impressive depth of knowledge in sales and technology to Duco.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - Tat Wee Koh has been appointed Head of Sales for APAC at Duco, a UK-based fintech provider of data control services. In this role, Tat Wee will lead the sales and business development efforts to continue expanding Duco's presence in Asia, develop new channels, and contribute to the company's marketing and business strategies. Since 2018, Duco has been expanding their company portfolio with strong commercial teams in Singapore that play an integral role in increasing their customers' successes. Duco has supported the growth of their customers and users in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Across the region, Duco has also introduced banks, asset managers and fintech companies, which include digital banks and crypto companies, to a revolutionary data management system. Duco's goal is to provide their customers greater agility, speed and efficiency with their regulatory and business data controls requirements.   Tat Wee joins Duco with more than 15 years of experience in technology and sales to continue Duco's expansion. Prior to joining Duco, Tat Wee gained expertise growing and leading high-performance sales teams in Asia at Wolters Kluwer and Temenos.   "I am honored to join the Duco team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last couple of years.  Duco is perfectly positioned to help its clients transform their business for better efficiency, lower risk and reduce cost," stated Tat Wee.   Keith Man, Head of Asia Pacific at Duco added, "We are delighted to have Tat Wee join the Duco leadership team and continue building on what we have achieved since we started in the region. I am confident that with his breadth and depth of experience, Tat Wee will help drive Duco's growth in APAC."   Duco ai ......read more

K.KS Marketing Launching Growth Marketing Solution in Hong Kong. Helping the Growth of SMEs with the Limit of Time

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - In early last year, K.KS Marketing has launched a particular "Growth Marketing" service in the Hong Kong market which aims to assist SMEs to grow their business and develop their potential customers in a possible short period of time. K.KS Marketing is recently the one and only Growth Marketing company in Hong Kong, embracing  "Effectiveness" as a key ambition. Specializing over 22 kinds of marketing tactics, K.KS Marketing grip the trendiest digital marketing pattern. Their unique growth marketing funnel and automatic business program bring a big leap for creating an unforgettable online customer experience and skillfully increase return rate on online platforms.   Growth Marketing is a new marketing concept in Hong Kong for the time being, however, various multinational companies (MNC) have already endorsed the concept of growth marketing into their marketing strategy. For example, Coca Cola and Kellogg's engaged a new position of Chief Growth Officer (CGO) to replace the traditional marketing positions. Notwithstanding, approximately 40% of American companies are now seeking for Growth Marketing Manager (GMM) instead. "Profit maximization" is the core part of growth marketing, therefore diverse and comprehensive marketing solutions are used, according to different industries with their business goal.   Introducing the New Marketing Concept into Hong Kong Embracing pioneering spirits, K.KS Marketing growth director Karl Kong and marketing director Anson Chan determinedly promote growth marketing without hesitation. They proclaimed that K.KS Marketing was the first growth marketing in Hong Kong which concentrated on effectiveness and efficiency. Karl asserted "growth marketing performs data-driven marketing which was greatly different from the general one-off marketing campaign. Every marketing activity was analyzed and improved by data reviews, thus growth mark ......read more

NTT and Fujitsu Hong Kong announce partnership to drive Mobile Digital Workplaces

Plans to accelerate successful digital workplace transformations seamlessly and securely HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, and Fujitsu Hong Kong today announced a partnership to address the emerging demands for Mobile Digital Workplaces in Hong Kong. With Hong Kong being the first city where the partnership will be launched, NTT will offer a ready-to-go global mobile data service for the end-users of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK Business Notebooks[1] in Hong Kong, enabling seamless and secure connections for easier transfers of company data and better collaboration with colleagues and customers anytime, anywhere.   Supported by NTT Ltd.'s Global Networks division, the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK Business Notebook, running Windows 10, will be equipped with a Ubigi[2] pre-loaded 1GB SIM card. All end-users will be able to enjoy a global cellular data service in any of the 180+ destinations covered by NTT. The solution will automatically select the strongest signal and switch to the best carrier network, offering true mobility to end-users with low-latency and maximum bandwidth internet connectivity. End-users will also have full visibility on their account, with the ability to keep track of data balance, spending and top-up via the Microsoft Windows Store interface that offers a selection of domestic data plans with data bundles ranging from 500MB to 10GB or regional bundles, including Asia, Europe, America, Oceania, Caribbean, and Africa.   Taichi Hiramatsu, CEO, North Asia and Hong Kong, NTT Ltd. said: "We are excited to partner with Fujitsu Hong Kong to empower enterprises to create more successful mobile digital workplace experiences in Hong Kong. This launch will enable organizations to ensure that their distributed workforce stays connected seamlessly and securely around the globe for effective and smooth operations. We look forward to working clos ......read more

Alibaba-backed SaaS SleekFlow picked Malaysia and Singapore as their first step in the SEA expansion plan

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 21 July 2021 - SleekFlow has recently raised a 7-figure MYR Pre-A round investment from Gobi Partners China (Gobi), the investment manager of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) will expand their business to SEA. The first stop will be Malaysia and Singapore.  Within a year, SleekFlow, the all-in-one social messaging platform that helps over 2000+ users across 20+ countries in streamlining workflow on chat commerce, hitting the target of annual recurring revenue of 7-digit USD.  "First, I would like to express my gratitude towards the Gobi for believing in SleekFlow. Aiming to scale the height in the Southeast Asia Market, we will set up new teams in Malaysia and Singapore, where people rely heavily on WhatsApp." Henson Tsai, the founder, and CEO of SleekFlow stated.  Alice So, Head of Entrepreneurship at Cyberport, a Hong Kong-based incubator, said, "We are also pleased to see that this promising start-up is funded by the highly selective Gobi Partners China. We believe the demand for digital transformation will continue to grow, enabling technology start-ups to be the new favorites of investors." "There are 8-10 Unicorns in Hong Kong while very few of them are selling SaaS products. I hope that SleekFlow can become a world-renowned Hong Kong SaaS brand. That's why we planned to expand to Southeast Asia first and then to the world." Henson added. "SleekFlow is missioned to realize the full potential of social messaging for business all over the world." Bio of the Founder, Henson Tsai Henson Tsai (26) graduated from Imperial College London and worked as an iBanker at HSBC and Ernst & Young. Before SleekFlow's success, Henson has already two entrepreneurial experiences.  Introduction of SleekFlowSleekFlow is an Omni-Channel Social Commerce Platform that helps companies manage communication channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messeng ......read more

Learning & Teaching Expo (LTE) Online: Futures of Education in the Post-Pandemic World

Unveil LTE Online for Actualising Future Ready Education HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 July 2021 - To the education community, the global pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities to accelerate educational transformation and innovation. In the OECD's (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) research conducted at the end of last year, teachers reported an increased desire for more professional development via both online and face-to-face training, citing the need to equip themselves with the skills to embrace the new normal in education and the new opportunities for 21st century learning and teaching.   The organisers of the Learning & Teaching Expo (LTE), Bailey Communications HK and Hong Kong Education City (EdCity), have previously announced that in addition to the 11th edition of the LTE taking place from 8 to 10 December 2021, 'LTE Online' will be held from 20 to 23 July 2021. This brand new virtual event aims to address the demand for more teacher professional development, giving momentum for all stakeholders to keep abreast of the latest educational trends. Brand new contents specially produced for teaching professionals LTE Online will feature 13 live Main Stage Presentations and 40+ pre-recorded seminar programmes by leading academics and scholars from Hong Kong and overseas, including Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP (Emeritus Professor, The University of Hong Kong), Professor Chiu Chi Yue (Dean, Social Science; Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dr Ho Yuk Fan, Esther (Project Convenor, Jockey Club Project Well-being), Dr Eyal Doron (Researcher; Best-Selling Author; Corporate Lecturer), Mr Larry Nelson (Asia Regional Business Leader, Education; General Manager, Microsoft Asia), Professor Meng Mei Ling, Helen (Co-Principal Investigator and Head of Curriculum Development Team, CUHK Jockey Club AI ......read more

yeedi Robot Vacuum & Mop Went Viral on Social Media and Ranked No.1 on Amazon’s New Release List on Its Launch Day

Launched on Jul. 17, yeedi vac station is a 3-in-1 robot vacuum & mop that self-empties its dustbinLOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - yeedi, a robot vacuum brand committed to delivering intelligent floor-cleaning technology for people in pursuit of high efficiency launched yeedi vac station on Jul. 17. This new model went viral on social media during its pre-launching campaign and debuted at No.1 on Amazon's new release list. This 3-in-1 home cleaning hero vacuums, mops, and self-empties its dustbin for up to 30 days for an integrated floor cleaning experience. Priced at $499, yeedi vac station vacuums and mops at the same time. It sweeps up dirt and debris like a hurricane with a 3000Pa strong suction power. When it mops, the built-in carpet detection sensor smartly recognizes your carpet and avoids mopping it. Boasting a self-empty station which is capable of holding up to 30 days' worth of dirt and debris, yeedi vac station automatically sucks the dirt from the dustbin into the dust bag in the self-empty station. So you can say goodbye to frequent dustbin cleanings.   "Launching of yeedi vac station shortens your vacuuming time to 10 seconds every month." Said Gary Li, the General Manager of yeedi, "It vacuums, mops and self-empties its dustbin for up to 30 days. sparing 10s to replace the dust bag is all you need to do every month from now on."   yeedi vac station's visual mapping technology works seamlessly with a floor tracking sensor to trace your space like a GPS, so no corners of your home goes untouched. Additionally, the home map yeedi created is editable which enables you to tap the map to choose a room to clean, and draw up a targeted area to clean or steer away from. It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so customers can start cleaning with voice commands.   Grab this all-rounder here: https://amzn.to/2UMEepz About yeedi yeedi is an up and comin ......read more

Hong Kong's biggest summer carnival – "Kid-trepreneur market" opening soon

A 40,000sq2 start up market powered by kids' boundless creativity & potentialsFeaturing 30 + games & workshops & Idyllic picnic zone with 180° Repulse Bay view & Free ShuttleHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - It's every kid's favorite time of the year once again. While parents and their children are happily planning their summer activities, the pulse has been hard at work putting together the annual Endless Summer event – Hong Kong's largest summer carnival "Kid-trepreneur Market". The event occupies a sweeping 40,000ft2 space, and includes 4 dedicated zones for market, workshops, games and picnic. Boasting the first directed-by-kids startup market, a green picnic area and 30 amazing games and workshops, there is no better place for kids to unleash summer fun this year! With free shuttle service that takes you from Wanchai to the pulse and back, the "Kid-trepreneur Market" will make this summer unforgettable and educational for 3 weekends starting July 24!   A Startup Market powered by kids' boundless creativity & potentials The market stalls will be run by kids aged 4 to 15. The "kid-trepreneurs" can make the call on everything from design, product to service, and cultivate a range of abilities like logical thinking, problem-solving skills, communication skills, teamwork, creativity, innovation through hands-on work and play. Visitors are also encouraged to bargain with the kid bosses so they can learn to negotiate with others, adjust social strategy and strengthen their understanding of mathematics. Featured Stalls: Vintage Camera Instant Photography A vintage photography aficionado, this kid-trepreneur's father has recently repaired and remodeled a 1965 camera with instant photography feature. His father's passion evolved into a father-son business that showcases his prized vintage collections and provides a one-of-a-kind polaroid service t ......read more

Innovative Art Derivatives Platform CANART.SHOP is officially launched

Select merch art prints just in one tap, Putting the world's greatest works within reachHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - Innovative art derivatives platform CAN ART has officially announced its global launch. Art is the essence of life that brings unlimited possibilities to the world. Art derivatives can also be named as "merch art", which is a combination of art and merchandise, making art more easily accessible to everyone. As an art-derivatives oriented platform, CAN ART, does not only act as an innovative medium for art enthusiasts to select their favorite ones from a variety of merch art, but also provides artists with an alternative to earn passive income.   Break the stereotype of being unrealistic  Reinvigorate the artwork industry Based in Hong Kong, CAN ART is an art brand for global artists, art enthusiasts, fashion lovers and the broad consumers. Founded in 2018 by a start-up backed by Hong Kong Science Park, CAN ART has won the Winning Award of the Entrepreneurship Competition. The brand upholds the concept of "Everyone Can Art", and furnishes art with new carrier through art deliverables, bringing innovativeness in conjunction with vitality to art. CAN ART aims at introducing artistically valuable products to customers, likewise, narrowing down the gap between consumers in the new generation and art, enabling the general public to be exposed to artwork in a simple journey.   Authorized by artists  Diversified art derivatives Art lovers can find artwork that encompasses specialty, diversity in addition to stylishness on CAN ART art derivatives platform. Up till now, launched derivatives on CAN ART include digital micro-jet prints, T-shirts, sweaters, canvas bags, mobile phone cases, puzzles, etc. All products are the derivative pieces of classic masters, contemporary masters and on-trend illustrators. With the adoption of high-definition environmentally friendly prin ......read more

More Perks For Parents In Singapore With Mothercare’s New Experiential Store At Paragon

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - Couples shopping for their little ones in the city can browse products by global baby retailer Mothercare at the brand new Mothercare Experience Store at Paragon. Centrally and strategically located in Paragon Shopping Centre, the outlet will also include additional services, such as the in-store Nursery Advisor Programme and product cleaning packages by Sparkle Clean.During its opening week from 19 to 25 July, shoppers will be treated to a host of store activities as well as attractive giveaways on social media. In addition, they will get a chance at a sure-win lucky draw upon making a purchase in the store, with extra dips for shoppers who qualify for the Mothercare VIP Membership.A minimum accumulated purchase of $300 over three months is required to qualify. However, couples welcoming a newborn anytime before 31 December 2021 can sign up for free, as part of the national Made For Families initiative to support Singaporeans in starting and raising families. On top of personalised support, the membership entitles couples to special discounts, including 10% off regular-priced items and further 15 to 30% off on their child's birthday month. Personalised shopping & service experience Couples who engage in Mothercare's Nursery Advisor Programme can now choose to book an appointment at its Orchard outlet and seek guidance from certified nursery experts on their shopping journey. The three-step consultation process is also available online, during which couples can explore a virtual tour of the store, receive expert tips, and have their questions answered. Special perks await upon signing up too. Expecting mothers can enrol in a free prenatal yoga class by Warrior Studios, while soon-to-be parents can glean nursery styling ideas from local designer Med Karlek Inc in a complimentary session. The experiential store will also take in requests for product cleaning services, including baby str ......read more

AXA launches "SmartStudent Overseas" to provide comprehensive protection for overseas studies

Four market-leading features with medical coverage up to HKD2,000,000HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - AXA Hong Kong and Macau ("AXA") is pleased to announce the launch of "SmartStudent Overseas" to provide comprehensive protection for students studying abroad with home-to-home coverage, even during internship, working part-time or going on excursions. "SmartStudent Overseas" features four market-leading highlights for a broad age group of students from 10 to 35: Best medical expense coverage up to HKD2,000,000 Best personal accident protection up to HKD1,500,000 Best emergency family reunion benefit up to HKD100,000Market-leading education fund up to HKD300,000  "SmartStudent Overseas" offers instant policy approval with simple and fast online enrolment. Customers can get an all-round protection before the start of the trip from Hong Kong and enjoy easy claims service from anywhere in the world. All benefits we provide are free of any excess or deductible. "SmartStudent Overseas" annual premium can be as low as HKD3,510. From now until 31 October 2021, customers purchasing "SmartStudent Overseas" will be entitled to a 10% instant premium discount on any plan.   Comprehensive home-to-home medical and personal accident protection AXA aims to be the best companion for students studying overseas by ensuring that they have the necessary protection from the moment they leave home for overseas study until they return to Hong Kong. AXA provides the highest coverage in the market with up to HKD2,000,000 medical expense for accidental bodily injury sustained or sickness contracted overseas, including up to HKD250,000 for follow-up medical treatment in Hong Kong within 90 days of the student's return from abroad. Medical expenses due to a pandemic such as COVID-19 will also be covered.   It also offers the best personal accident protection with coverage up to HKD1,500,000 for accidental death or pe ......read more

NetApp Celebrates the Digital Transformation and Business Growth Achievements of FY’21 APAC Partner Excellence Award Winners

Selected partners recognized for their commitment toward customer success with NetApp solutions and for driving revenue growth in cloud, FlexPod, AI, data protection and backup as a serviceSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the winners of its annual Asia-Pacific (APAC) Partner Excellence Awards. Presented during this year's virtual NetApp Partner Summit, these awards recognize partners that have demonstrated outstanding commitment toward customer success and revenue growth.   These partners have excelled in selling NetApp® solutions in categories, such as cloud, the FlexPod® platform, AI, data protection and backup as a service in the past fiscal year, by building differentiated specializations in key focus areas of the NetApp Unified Partner Program. The award-winning, recently updated NetApp Unified Partner Program enables partners to gain a competitive advantage, grow their business, increase margin opportunity, and attain an optimal return on relationship. With NetApp's industry-leading portfolio of hybrid cloud data services and data management solutions, partners are well-positioned to help enterprises accelerate digital transformation and unlock the power of data wherever it resides: on-premises, in multiple clouds, or anywhere in between.   "We are especially proud to acknowledge our partners' successes in helping our customers navigate the most challenging period we have ever seen," said Wendy Koh, Vice President, Channel & Alliance, APAC, NetApp. "Our partners are critical to the growth and success of our business across the region. Through our Unified Partner Program, we are committed to a long-term investment strategy, so that our strategic partners have profitable growth opportunities to continue doing what they do best – helping customers derive ......read more

CUHK Business School Research Shows Reducing Online Piracy Can Lead to Increased Creative Output, But Comes with Unintended Side Effects

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 19 July 2021 - The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has long been a sticking point in China's dealings with the West. Despite making gradual strides in its regime in recent decades, the country remains plagued by concerns over copyright infringement in the physical as well as digital realms. Online, Chinese authorities continue to wage their battle against piracy, which is costing billions in lost revenues in everything from movies to TV shows, as well as music and books.  China's digital publishing industry is estimated to have netted revenues of 20.6 billion Chinese yuan in 2020, with around 509 million readers nationwide. (Source: iStock) For the country's booming digital publishing industry, these efforts to combat online piracy are critical, as a recent research study shows that suppressing the threat of digital privacy can lead to an improved level of creative output by writers, although this did not come without unintended cost.   The new study, Digital Piracy, Creative Productivity, and Customer Care Effort: Evidence from the Digital Publishing Industry, was co-conducted by Chenxi Liao, Assistant Professor of Department of Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School, Prof. Xiaolin Li at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Prof. Ying Xie at the University of Texas at Dallas. The study is among the first to provide empirical evidence of how reduced intellectual property piracy can increase creative output.   To get an idea of the stakes involved in the digital publishing industry in China, consider that Tencent-backed China Literature, a major player in the online publishing industry in China, raised US$1.1 billion in its 2017 record-setting IPO. The industry is estimated to have netted revenues of 20.6 billion Chinese yuan in 2020, with around 509 million readers nationwide. While the ......read more

Six Advisers With Focus Firms Named to the 2021 List of Australia's Top 100 Financial Advisers

NEW YORK, NY - ACCESSWIRE - 19 July 2021 - Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) ("Focus"), a leading partnership of fiduciary wealth management firms, announced today that five advisers with Melbourne-based Escala Partners Limited ("Escala"), a Focus partner firm, and one adviser with Sydney-based Brady & Associates Financial Advisers ("Brady & Associates"), a member of Connectus Wealth Advisers, also a Focus partner firm, were named to the 2021 list of Australia's Top 100 Financial Advisers. The list is based on an extensive, national survey conducted by The Australian in collaboration with Barron's and is a guide to the country's leading wealth management advisers. The advisers from both firms named to this year's list have been on it for at least the last three years.Brady & Associates is a financial advice firm with a 28-year heritage. The firm has close, long-standing relationships with its clients that enable the firm to help with many facets of their clients' lives and families. The Brady team prides themselves in constructing advice tailored to their clients' specific circumstances, goals and risk tolerances.Paul Brady, Founder and Managing Director of Brady & Associates, has more than 25 years of providing comprehensive financial advice to private clients. Paul was a director of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and was awarded Fellow of the FPA for his leadership and contribution to the financial planning community.Escala was established with the collective ambition to become the new standard of personalized wealth management in Australia. The firm quickly emerged as a leading fiduciary wealth adviser to individuals, families, foundations and institutional investors across Australia, providing them with customized investment solutions through a collaborative, team-based approach. Escala's client relationships are sustained over time through their dedication to highl ......read more

The Community-based Social Innovation for Youth Program in Hong Kong

The Third “Social Innovation • Community 4.0” Competition Prize Presentation CeremonyHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - A team of four Form 3 students from True Light Girls' College was crowned champion at this year's "Social Innovation * Community 4.0" Competition. Their winning solution "EGames Truck", a mobile entertainment center featuring different educational and entertaining games, aims at tackling the mental health issues of the increasing population of elderly citizens living in remote areas in the North District by regularly bringing educational and entertaining games to their doorsteps. The winning team will join a Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS)-organized tour to Bali next year to visit a cluster of innovative start-ups and social enterprises.   Supported by Citi Foundation and organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the "Social Innovation * Community 4.0" Competition is a pioneering challenge open to all secondary schools to find sustainable solutions to community problems. Mr. Ivan Lee Kwok Bun, JP, Hong Kong's Commissioner for Efficiency, Innovation and Technology Bureau; Mr. Wayne Fong, Head of Corporate Affairs, Citi Hong Kong; and Mr. Chua Hoi Wai, Chief Executive, HKCSS and Miss Gloria Lam Tsz Yan, Assistant District Officer, North District Office, Home Affairs Department, officiated at the award presentation ceremony today. Also attending were representatives of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), competition's partnering and supporting organizations, as well as teachers and students from the finalist teams.  Five award prototypes were showcased at the ceremony.   Each year a district in Hong Kong is selected as the focal area – Central and Western District in its first year, Kowloon City District was next, then this year North District was the focus. Through experiential learning in the community and comprehensi ......read more

China Dongxiang Announces Operational Results for FY2021/22 Q1

Retail Performance for the Overall Platform Registered Mid-to-Low Teen Growth yoy Same-Store-Sales Grew by Mid-to-High Single-Digit yoyHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - The leading international sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. ("China Dongxiang" or "the Company", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group", HKEx stock code: 3818) announces the operational data for the three months ended 30 June 2021 (''FY2021/22 Q1'')   For the FY2021/22 Q1, the retail performance of Kappa stores (including Kappa kids' apparel business) for the overall platform registered a mid-to-low teen growth on a year-on-year basis.   The same-store-sales ("SSS") for the FY2021/22 Q1 for the overall platform registered a mid-to-high single-digit growth on a year-on-year basis, based on Kappa stores (including Kappa kids' apparel business) which have been in operation since the same quarter the previous year.   As at 30 June 2021, the number of retail stores of the Group under the Kappa brand was 1,386 (including Kappa kids' apparel business), representing a net increase of 34 as compared with to those as at 31 March 2021 (''the end of FY2020/21'').   Mr. Zhang Zhiyong, Executive Director, CEO and President of China Dongxiang, said, "In the first quarter of FY2021/22, the Group reported stable growth in the retail performance and the same-store-sales, demonstrating the effectiveness of the channel reform. The Group is fully confident in the prospects of sportswear industry this year. We will seize the market opportunities ahead and strive to achieve sustainable development for the Group."About China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 3818)China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. is a leading international sportswear brand enterprise in China which has been listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 10 October 2007. The Group is primarily engaged in the desi ......read more

OctaFX claims the Best ECN Broker award for the second year in a row

World Finance magazine, a leading global financial publication, proclaimed OctaFX the Best ECN Broker for the second time.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - According to World Finance, while people spent much of 2021 locked down, the increase in digital communications was promising for the Forex industry. Brokers went out of their way to provide excellent services and keep the attention of their clients, who became more active online. The publication decided to recognise these efforts, and OctaFX was not left unnoticed.   The company managed to sustain the title of the Best ECN Broker for the second year in a row. OctaFX considers its clients' feedback and follows financial news closely to stay at the top of the industry.   'OctaFX is one of the key Forex providers leading the pack and pushing through superior services, best-in-class digital tools and a safe, secure environment for retail FX investors', the award committee said.   ECN is all about innovation, the best trading conditions and a platform's speed and security. In this regard, the company is indeed among the market leaders.   Best ECN Broker is one of the nine categories World Finance distinguished this year, including Best FX Broker, Best FX Research and Education Provider, and Best Crypto Broker.   World Finance magazine has acknowledged the accomplishments of OctaFX before with the Best ECN Broker and Best Islamic FX Account both in 2020.    About OctaFXOctaFX is a global broker that provides online trading services since 2011. It offers a state-of-the-art trading experience to over 7 million trading accounts globally. OctaFX has won more than 40 awards since its foundation, including the 2021 'Best Forex Broker Asia' award and the 2020 'Most Transparent Broker' award from Global Banking & Finance Review and Forex Awards, respectively. The company is well-known for it ......read more

Cyberport Community Dedicated to Developing 5G Solutions to Enhance Lifestyle Experience and Business Applications

Over 30 projects awarded funding totalling around HKD15 million under the "Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G"HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - As Hong Kong's digital technology flagship, Cyberport is committed to leading the development of state-of-the-art technology applications. Following the widespread coverage of 5G networks, Cyberport has been playing an active role in supporting community start-ups to develop innovative solutions using 5G technologies. Cyberport is also coordinating with a number of telecom operators and enterprises to provide opportunities for the commercialisation of the 5G solutions, so as to enhance the lifestyle experience and business applications in the city. In addition, more than 30 projects from over 20 Cyberport start-ups have been awarded subsidies totalling around HKD15 million under the "Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G" launched by the Hong Kong government.More than 30 projects from over 20 Cyberport start-ups have been awarded subsidies totalling around HKD15 million under the "Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G" launched earlier by the Hong Kong government. Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport, said: "5G wireless technology enables ultra-high data speed, low latency, massive network capacity, increased availability and more reliability. We are glad to see that many Cyberport start-ups grasped the opportunities presented by 5G technology to develop cutting-edge applications. We support start-ups in the development, testing and launch of their 5G solutions by utilising our infrastructure, as well as the Cyberport's Partner Networks. We welcome the government's announcement to increase the funding for the "Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G", and to extend the application deadline to July 31, 2022. Cyberport will continue to encourage applications of the start-up community an ......read more

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021 Competition Adds Four New Social Issue Categories, in a Call for Students to Innovate for A Better World

With the competition’s theme of ‘Innovate for a Better World’, Hong Kong primary and secondary students are encouraged to develop solutions for sustainability, happy learning, ageing population, and public health, and compete for prizes worth more than HK$270,000HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - The world's leading technology company, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd, officially launched its annual 'Solve for Tomorrow' competition today. Now in its eleventh year, this year's theme is "Innovate for a Better World", and for the first time four crucial social issues are included in the competition, namely "Green Tomorrow", "Education Tomorrow", "Age-friendly Tomorrow" and "Healthy Tomorrow". The competition's aim is to inspire and motivate Hong Kong students to care about the wider issues affecting the community, encouraging them to develop solutions by applying their STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) knowledge. Other than bringing them closer to their communities and caring for their social problems, Samsung believes that students can enjoy the fun of learning through the competition. (From left) Mr. Gary Tang, Director of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups HKFYG, Ms.Yiyin Zhao, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Co., Ltd., and Mr. Albert Wong, Chairman of AiTLE launch the kick-off ceremony of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021. For the first time, four crucial social issues – Environmental, Education, Ageing Population and Personal Health, are included to motivate Hong Kong students to develop innovative solutions for these social issues.In order for participants to have a better grasp of the trends and tips of the four topics, Samsung specially invited (from left) Mr. Alex Tam, Founder of EcoSage Limited, Mr. Albert Wong, Chairman of AiTLE, Mr. Denis Huen, Co-Founder & CEO of MedEXO Robotics and Ms. Sylvia Lam, Consultant Dietitian, to share their thoughts a ......read more

Tanoto Foundation Launches ‘Unlocking Potential’ Podcast Series

JAKARTA, INDONESIA /SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - Tanoto Foundation, an independent philanthropy organization established by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto in 1981, has launched its inaugural 'Unlocking Potential: Conversations with Tanoto Foundation' podcast series.   The first episode, titled 'Beyond the Pandemic' and available on Spotify and YouTube, features Tanoto Foundation Trustee Belinda Tanoto and infectious diseases expert Professor Tikki Pangestu.   Belinda Tanoto, also a Managing Director at the global resource manufacturing Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group of companies, has been actively involved in a number of Tanoto Foundation programs in human capital development such as stunting mitigation, poverty alleviation, early childhood education and development, maternal health and leadership development.   In addition to its other long-term focus on improving people's health span through its medical philanthropy, the Tanoto Foundation has since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic collaborated with like-minded partners to provide urgent support to governments and communities in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE), masks, sanitizer and disinfectants, food staple packages, and more recently in Indonesia, oxygen concentrators and supply.   The podcast largely centered on Asia's ability to exit the pandemic, as well as opportunities to accelerate Asian nations' recovery. Professor Pangestu, a Visiting Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, shared broadly on the importance of vaccination, testing, treatment and social responsibility. The former Director of Research Policy and Cooperation at the World Health Organization added that nations have to be prepared to live with the virus as endemic as they exit the pandemic.   Professor Pangestu continually emphasized vaccination as critical con ......read more

Konyang University Hospital in South Korea relies on Molecular Health's MH Guide for personalized cancer medicine

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY / DAEJEONG, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 16 July 2021 - Konyang University Hospital in Daejeong, South Korea, will rely on MH Guide in the personalized treatment of its cancer patients. This is the result of an agreement between the hospital and Molecular Health. It makes Konyang University Hospital the first facility in South Korea to use MH Guide. "Precision medicine in cancer care enables personalized treatment through comprehensive analysis of genes, clinical information and drugs. With our NGS system and MH Guide, we have a complete precision medicine ecosystem that will enable us to provide world-class cancer care," said Yoon Dae-seong, Director of the Cancer Center at Konyang University Hospital.   MH Guide is an analysis software that helps molecular pathologists and oncologists interpret NGS data and make treatment decisions. The software automatically detects relevant gene variants from molecular information and identifies treatment options based on the molecular profile and ongoing trials that may be relevant to the patient. To do this, MH Guide matches molecular patient data with data derived from one of the largest growing and Molecular Health-owned knowledge platforms (Dataome). This makes MH Guide an evidence-based decision support tool that enables physicians and molecular pathologists to keep pace with the rapidly growing stock of medical knowledge and make it actionable in treating their patients.   "We are very pleased to collaborate with Konyang University Hospital. We are convinced that with MH Guide we can make an important contribution to the personalized care for Korean patients," said Stephan Hettich, SVP, Head of Sales & Business Development, APAC, at Molecular Health.About Molecular Health:Molecular Health (MH) is an internationally operating biotech IT company located in Heidelberg, Germany, which has been developing innovative software in the field ......read more

Reliable climate protection with Passive House

DARMSTADT, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - 15 July 2021 - Happy Birthday - Passive House is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Passive House is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The ground-breaking project by Professor Wolfgang Feist paved the way for highly energy efficient buildings. Passive House buildings consume significantly less energy for heating and cooling and are therefore pivotal to global climate protection. The Passive House standard is leading the way for a significant reduction in the building sector's share of approximately 40 % of global CO2 emissions. International beacon projects are competing for the Passive House Award 2021. The architectural award will be handed over by the Passive House Institute at the 25th International Passive House Conference in September.  The first Passive House building in the world is now 30 years old. Building physicist Professor Wolfgang Feist (right) and his family built this pilot project in the early 1990s. The building in Darmstadt, Germany, was later equipped with a photovoltaics system and certified as a Passive House Plus in 2015. © Peter CookFree use with CopyrightInternational projects built to the Passive House standard: (above) multifamily building with photovoltaics system in Seoul, South Korea and Passive House district in Nidderau, Germany. Numerous of the more than 120 houses there are also equipped with a photovoltaics system and generate their own renewable energy. (Below) Passive House indoor swimming pool in Bamberg, Germany and Rocking Horse Nursery in Aberdeen, Scotland. © Passive House Institute (3); University of Aberdeen, photographer Graeme MacDonaldFree to use with copyright"Of course, I'm happy about this development: seeing the progress from the first experimental residential building to the projects and districts worldwide designed to the Passive House standard", explains building physicist Wolfgang Feist. Nevertheless, the Passive House pioneer makes it clear that " ......read more

Cushman & Wakefield : CRE investment activity back on the rise. Half-year transaction volume increased by 97% y-o-y

Industrial buildings and development sites being sought after Hotels show potentials of long-term appreciationCommercial real estate investment market has recorded 89 deals in 1H21, and a total consideration of HK$43.1 billion, an increase of 97% y-o-yFull year deal count is expected to reach 200 cases, the most active year since 2018.Local investors have dominated the market due to travel restrictions, but institutional investors start to eye on industrial buildings and development sites.Industrial buildings and development sites are expected to be sought after, while hotels show huge potentials for long term appreciation.HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, announced the Hong Kong investment market 2021 Q2 review and forecast today. As local pandemic situation calms down and the economy recovers, local and institutional investors with abundant capitals have turned active and looked for investment opportunities in the market, resulting in upsurge in commercial real estate (CRE) transaction volume in 1H21. Half-year transaction volume has surpassed that of the annual number in 2020, with the industrial sector newly under the spotlight. The hotel sector is also expected to show potential for capital value growth in the long run.Figure 1: CRE investment deals and considerations in the last decadeFigure 2: CRE tranactions by sector in 1H21Figure 3: CRE transactions by investor typeFigure 4: Development map of Kwu Tung North in the New TerritoriesCRE investment deals and considerationCRE investment sentiment has gradually recovered since the end of 2020. Driven by local investors and a few institutional investors, this trend has continued into the first half of 2021. 89 transactions (with deal size over HK$100 million) were recorded in this period, making a total consideration of HK$43.1 billion, an y-o-y increase of 97%, marking the most active half year since 2H18. The average deal s ......read more

Discovery Bay FUNtastic Summer 2021: Keigo Family Characters, Mobile Game and Lucky Draw Await at the Discovery Bay FUNtastic Summer Shop, Eat, Play Fiesta

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Get ready for the summer as Discovery Bay unveils a series of activities and launches the "FUNtastic Summer @DB Pass" for locals to unwind in the seaside resort destination right at home. The newly renovated DB Plaza now houses a wide variety of specialty shops and restaurants and DB Ice Rink, Hong Kong's latest international-standard ice-skating rink. Together with the large indoor playground EpicLand at DB North in this picturesque southern European island style community, you will have totally relaxed shopping, leisure, and gourmet experience with your family. Non-stop Photo Hunt with Keigo Family in Discovery Bay Asian superstar Keigo family has landed Discovery Bay! Created by the famous Japanese illustrator Keigo, animal characters with different personalities, such as crocodile, giraffe, rabbit and sloth, tell their own stories in a unique way.  They will show up at various photo spots around Discovery Bay this summer, sharing their sense of humour and positivity, and offering FUNtastic photo-taking opportunities to all.  You will never fail to find one of them next to you! Discovery Bay FUNtastic Summer Pass with Attractive Discounts and Limited-Edition Gift Sets This summer, Discovery BayFUNtastic Summer Pass is available at https://www.klook.com/zh-HK/activity/58770 . Each pass at HKD150 will entitle one login to join to Keigo Family Photo Hunt Mobile Game # to win one set of limited-edition premiums, one HKD50 Discovery Bay dining voucher#, one HKD50 Discovery Bay shopping voucher. This campaign runs from 17 thJuly to 31 st August 2021. "Discovery Bay FUNtastic Summer Pass" is available from today onwards on first-come-first-served basis while stock lasts. Redeem FUNtastic Summer Pass after purchase at klook.com Redemption period: 17 thJuly to 31 stAugust 2021 Time: 12:00 ......read more

Zhuhai Port Completes the Acquisition of 11.96% Interest in Tian Lun Gas, Officially Becomes the Second Largest Shareholder

Enters into Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Zhuhai Port to Explore In-depth Cooperation in the Field of New EnergyHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - China Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited (1600.HK) ("Tian Lun Gas" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") announced that the Board of the Company was informed by Mr. Zhang Yingcen, the controlling shareholder of the Company, that the share purchase agreement with IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, LP and International Finance Corporation ("IFC") and the share disposal agreement with Zhuhai Port Co., Ltd. ("Zhuhai Port", SZSE stock code: 507.SZ) have been completed on 14 July 2021 and 15 July 2021 respectively. Immediately upon completion of the aforementioned transactions, IFC ceased to be a substantial shareholder and Zhuhai Port (Hong Kong) Development Co., Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhuhai Port, became the second largest shareholder, holding 11.96% of the total issued shares capital of the Company. Tian Lun Gas also entered into a 5-year strategic cooperation agreement (the "Strategic Cooperation Agreement") with Zhuhai Port on 15 July 2021, both parties agreed to establish a long-term, stable, win-win and comprehensive strategic partnership, as well as to continuously deepen and explore the cooperation between both parties in the field of new energy. The Company utilizes its gas terminal market and service capabilities deployed nationwide, whereas Zhuhai Port utilizes its investment and technological advantages in the field of new energy, thus both parties will be able to share their resources, achieve co-development, and explore the construction of a new energy service system which combines both new energy technology, such as wind power and photovoltaics, and traditional gas services. Pursuant to the Strategic Cooperation Agreement, the parties will cooperate in the following three aspects: 1. In order to grasp the strategic opportuniti ......read more

Schneider Electric Introduces Imperatives for Data Centers of the Future and New IT Innovations

Just released 'Digital Economy and Climate Impact' report predicts IT electricity demand to increase but emissions to remain stable, as the electricity system decarbonizesSchneider Electric discusses key requirements for Data Centers of the Future with new innovations to empower businesses in today's digital-first world and mitigate emission risesNew product portfolio offers holistic support to empower digital transformation from the new energy-efficient Galaxy VL UPS, redesigned Galaxy Lithium-ion battery solution, EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center C-Series 43U and the EcoStruxure IT software updates that for sustainability and resiliency in data centers and edge ITHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has released a research report to foster an understanding of how digitized and smart applications will be powered in the future. The report titled Digital Economy and Climate Impact predicts IT-sector related electricity demand is expected to increase by nearly 50% by 2030. Yet, as the electricity system decarbonizes, emissions would not increase by more than 26% by that time. To help mitigate this rise in emissions, the Schneider ElectricTM Sustainability Research Institute recommends continued efforts in achieving efficiencies on the IT and energy sides at both the component and system levels. [From left] Steven Lee, Director, Secure Power, Schneider Electric Hong Kong and Joanne Ng, Product Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric Hong Kong, introduced the latest 'Digital Economy and Climate Impact' report, vision of Data Center of the Future, as well as the latest IT innovations - the new energy-efficient Galaxy VL UPS, redesigned Galaxy Lithium-ion battery solution, EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center C-Series 43U and the EcoStruxure IT software updates. The highly-efficient, compact 3-Phase Galaxy VL UPS offers up to 99% efficiency read more

Crypto Derivatives Leader Bybit Enters Spot Trading

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Bybit, hitherto the world's largest derivatives-only cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its expansion into the crypto spot trading market. Bybit Makes Audacious Stride Into Spotlight   Bybit's new spot trading platform opens to all on July 15 at 6AM UTC, and comes with zero maker fees. Upon launch, BTCUSDT, ETHUSDT, XRPUSDT and EOSUSDT will be supported. More trading pairs will follow shortly.   A spot trade allows traders to buy and sell the crypto asset "on the spot" and at the current market rate once an order is filled. In the spot market, ownerships of crypto assets are transferred directly between buyers and sellers. Crypto spot is not only a foundational starting point for new market entrants, but a complementary vector for derivatives traders engaging in hedging strategies.   Bringing World Class Liquidity and Reliability to Spot Trading   Bybit has proven itself to be the most reliable, stable and usable exchange of the bull run. Unique among major exchanges, Bybit experienced no overload nor downtime throughout.   Liquidity is arguably the be-all and end-all attribute for asset exchanges. Bybit's derivatives trading platform has the world's best liquidity and tightest spread. Traders are ensured the best quote and best execution in the market even during extreme volatility.   Bybit's retail focused products and customer support focused services will help lower the entry threshold to crypto trading to a whole host of new customers around the world, allowing them to seamlessly enjoy the immediate delivery of crypto trades.   "It has been Bybit's utmost privilege to have enjoyed the ardent support of our community and partners as we continue to grow and improve," said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. "We are excited to bring with us to spot trading the world class liquidity ......read more

ACT Genomics Hong Kong Laboratory Earns CAP Accreditation NGS Testing and R&D Capacity Strengthened

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - ACT Genomics Holdings Co. Ltd. ("ACT Genomics" or "the Group") announced today that its NGS testing-focused operation and laboratory at the Hong Kong Science Park has been accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). With two already CAP accredited laboratories in Taipei and Kanagawa, Japan, and now the latest addition, the Group has notably strengthened NGS testing services and R&D capacity.   The CAP accredited ACT Genomics HK Laboratory, which started operation at the Hong Kong Science Park in July, 2019, made it through stringent CAP tests in the accreditation process. And, external quality assurance tests will be conducted twice a year hereafter to ensure the laboratory meets required standards at all times.   The laboratory has a dual NGS testing platform from Illumina and Thermo Fisher. Spanning 3,500 square feet, it is run by a team of eight qualified laboratory technicians, including one PhD, three with master's degree, and four registered Medical Laboratory Technologists. The newly accredited laboratory can play a major supportive role in the region.   Apart from boosting the capacity of the Group for providing services and support, the three laboratories will continue to pursue research projects, helping develop new products to enrich the Group's product portfolio and enable it to seize other business opportunities.   According to the facility's Director Alfa Bai, PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), the accreditation is substantive, in the 18-month accreditation process, on top of on-site visit to the laboratory, CAP also assigned tests to the team –  altogether 20 external quality assurance reference samples and over a thousand achieved research samples for testing at the laboratory – to confirm the accuracy and consistency of its work.   Bai says the CAP accredit ......read more

Easybook.com completes USD5M Series-C Fundraise led by Emissary Capital

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Easybook.com (Easybook) - Southeast Asia's leading long-range mobility software provider has just completed a Series-C funding round led by investment firm Emissary Capital (Emissary). The round equaling a total of USD5M features a combination of both new and vendor shares, and will be utilized to bolster Easybook's already significant presence across the region. Easybook.com is Southeast Asia's leading long-range mobility software provider. The business provides ticketing and route management software solutions to bus, train and ferry operators across the region. Operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei. Easybook currently manages a staggering USD1.6B worth of regional long-range travel inventory in an industry estimated to be worth north of USD11B a year, giving the business a strong market presence and significant room for growth.   The new capital will be utilized to expand the company's inventory as well as drive revenue through additional monetization strategies. The business will continue its efforts to add to its suite of software solutions including additional functionality in the bus/ferry terminal management space. Easybook will also be making key structural changes to the business by moving its HQ to Malaysia to drive more operational efficiency.   Key pillar to the region's economy Long-range travel is a key pillar to the region's economy. Far too often investors' attention is focused on air-travel, but for the vast bulk of people, air-travel comes second to buses, trains and ferries. This is especially true for archipelago nations like Indonesia and the Philippines with still developing airport infrastructure. Land and sea travel are industries that have been built on small- to mid-sized operators that don't have the scale to develop highly integrated software themsel ......read more

Media OutReach Newswire and Macau Business Form Exclusive Content Partnership

The Asia Pacific 1st global newswire continues to increase its guarantee online news posting on leading news sites for its clientsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Media OutReach, the first global newswire founded in Hong Kong in 2009, today announces an exclusive content partnership with Macau Business – a leading English online news site in Macau. The partnership grants Media OutReach with the exclusive rights to warrant online news posting on Macau Business for all English news releases distributed by Media OutReach. This strategic partnership further strengthens Media OutReach's leading position in the newswire and press release distribution industry in Asia Pacific region. Macau Business Media is the leading English language news hub in Macau, published by De Ficção Multimedia Projects since 2004. "We are particularly excited about this new partnership with Media OutReach as it paves the way for a mutually beneficial platform not only for both of our companies but, more importantly, for the business communities in the Asia Pacific region. This partnership enhances and expands the corporate news contents of Macau Business as it brings new and diverse news contents on to our platform. This is a key reason why we chose to work with Media OutReach." Said José Carlos Matias, CEO of Project Asia Corp. and Director of Macau Business.    "We're humbled and honored by this exclusive partnership. Working with a trusted media partner like Macau Business is part of Media OutReach's strategy to cater to the expanding clients base who wants to venture into the Greater Bay Area. Currently, Media OutReach is partnering with more than 465 leading online news media partners across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and USA. By forming direct partnership with the media, Media OutReach became the first global newswire to claim the ability to provide guarantee online news posting by language." Said Ms Jen ......read more

Premium Homecare Brand HIZERO Unveils Award-Winning All-In-One Hard Floor Cleaner

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - HIZERO, a premium home appliances maker, today unveiled its latest revolutionary all-in-one cordless bionic floor cleaner, that offers superior cleaning performance, and other benefits like quiet running and enhanced user ergonomics. "Powerful yet lightweight, the new HIZERO F803 delivers consumers powerful yet gentle and versatile cleaning of liquids and solids from all hard floor types, leaving surfaces super clean and hygienic," said HIZERO CEO Sam Li. In April, the HIZERO F803 all-in-one cordless bionic floor cleaner won the bronze Edison Awards. It was handpicked for the best-of-the-best accolade by 3,000 of the world's top ranking senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals. More than a vacuum cleaner The HIZERO F803 hard floor cleaner utilises a revolutionary polymer roller head to pick up liquids, dust, and other particles and then seamlessly separates them into separate, waste-specific compartments – leaving behind a clean, air dry floor. And because its technology is not a vacuum system, the HIZERO F803 reduces the risk of dust particles from laminate and other hard floors being resuspended, which is good news for those suffering breathing conditions sparked by airborne allergens. HIZERO UltimateClean™ technology differs from traditional vacuum cleaners and mops because it captures dust, allergen particles, and other waste and transports them into specific compartments built into the sleek and slender body of the HIZERO F803, making it a premium choice for people with an allergy or asthma. The new HIZERO F803 all-in-one cordless bionic floor cleaner harnesses HIZERO UltimateClean™ technology to give consumers a contemporary, hyper efficient, and versatile appliance that mops, sweeps, dries, and self-cleans with greater performance than competitors using traditional wet floor washing technologies. Key benefits of the H ......read more

G-AsiaPacific crowned as 2021 AWS Consulting Partner of the Year - Malaysia

AWS recognised G-AsiaPacific's consistent performance in the implementation and development of AWS cloud solutions in Malaysia and across ASEAN, with a significant annual recurring revenue during the 2H2020 to 1Q2021 period.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - G-AsiaPacific Sdn Bhd ("G-AsiaPacific") was named 2021 Amazon Web Services ("AWS") Consulting Partner of the Year (Malaysia) at the recent AWS Partner Summit, in recognition of G-AsiaPacific's consistent contribution and robust growth in the development of AWS cloud solutions for enterprises, corporates, small and medium enterprises ("SMEs"), mid-market companies, and multinational companies ("MNCs") in Malaysia and across ASEAN. G-AsiaPacific is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Ace Market-listed company K-One Technology Berhad. G-AsiaPacific and AWS have been collaborating since 2012, when the company was appointed AWS Consulting Partner and AWS Solution Provider. In 2017, G-AsiaPacific became AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. This was followed by joining the AWS Public Sector Partner Program in 2018. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of G-AsiaPacific, Mark Goh Kiang Kiat (???), said: "We are honoured to receive this 2021 AWS Consulting Partner of the Year – Malaysia – award. This recognition represents the strong commitment by AWS towards the AWS Partner Network (APN) community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank AWS. We pride ourselves with our commitment in the development and implementation of advanced cloud solutions in various industries including retail, healthcare, media, services, manufacturing, education, and public sector across the ASEAN region." "We are committed to helping companies embrace the latest AWS cloud services to transform and scale their business digitally in this new norm, regardless of whether they are big corporates/MNC, SMEs, or mid-sized companies. This award could help propel our business growth ......read more

Microsoft unveils Windows 365 — ushering in a new category of computing

Windows 365 will deliver a full, personalized PC experience from the cloud to any device, giving workers and organizations power, simplicity, and security for hybrid work.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Microsoft Corporation today announced Windows 365 – a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 to businesses of all sizes. Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, streaming the full Windows experience – apps, data, and settings – to personal or corporate devices. Secure by design and built with the principles of Zero Trust, Windows 365 secures and stores information in the cloud, not on the device, providing a secure, productive experience for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers. Windows 365 also creates a new hybrid personal computing category called Cloud PC, which uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device to provide a full, personalized Windows experience. The announcement represents a groundbreaking development as organizations around the world grapple with the best ways to facilitate hybrid work models where employees are both on-site and distributed across the globe.   "With Windows 365, we're creating a new category: the Cloud PC," said Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO, Microsoft. "Just like applications were brought to the cloud with SaaS, we are now bringing the operating system to the cloud, providing organizations with greater flexibility and a secure way to empower their workforce to be more productive and connected, regardless of location."   A new computing paradigm for hybrid work   As the pandemic begins to ease in parts of the world, a new way of working is emerging, transformed by virtual processes and remote collaboration. In this more distributed environment, employees need access to corporate resources across l ......read more

Malaysian Celebrities Tell OctaFX Their Honest Success Stories in The New Show

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - 'OctaFX: Honest Stories of Success' is a new interview series by the popular broker. The guests are celebrities who share the ups and downs of their journeys to prosperity and their investing experience. OctaFX introduces a new show—an interview series with some of the brightest people in Malaysia. 'OctaFX: Honest Stories of Success' aims to showcase the true stories behind famous people's success. Fizo Omar, the popular actor, hosts the show and asks celebrities intriguing questions about their careers, life values, and the secrets to financial success. The production will include interviews with the high-achieving businessman Datuk Aliff Syukri, the distinguished actor Dato' Aaron Aziz, the famous actress Janna Nick, the outstanding comedian Harith Iskander, the well-known composer and rapper Altimet, and the fashion entrepreneur Wak Doyok. The first episode with Datuk Aliff Syukri is already available on OctaFX's official YouTube channel. OctaFX brings iconic celebrities of Malaysia from different spheres to the show. They invited entrepreneurs, musicians, and actors. The company sought to ask the questions never asked before and help the show's viewers see success stories from a new, more sincere perspective. Datuk Aliff Syukri shared his experience of the past seventeen years exclusively for 'OctaFX: Honest Stories of Success'. He spoke about the obstacles and high points of his journey to financial prosperity, the number of businesses he ventured into, his experience with haters, and his investment strategy. 'It is rare that someone actually asks about our difficulties; nobody really cares about them. They are usually curious about my wealth, how many millions I made, how many bags I bought or what I own. If I shared my sad story, people would probably say I got it easy as I was from a rich family. What a lot of people do not know is that I did not use any funds fr ......read more

Dachser announces new Managing Director for Greater China

Kevin Chen to lead the Greater China Business Area which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan; Yves Larquemin continues to head Dachser’s organization in South KoreaHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - Germany-headquartered logistics service provider Dachser has appointed Kevin Chen as Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Greater China, taking effect on July 1, 2021. He reports to Edoardo Podestà, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea Logistics of the company and the Managing Director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific Business Unit. With the new appointment, the logistics forwarder aims to further strengthen its expanding footprint in the most dynamic regions in Asia Pacific. The newly created Greater China Business Area allows the company to streamline operations within the whole of the China region, effectively consolidating business resources internally and externally.   Born in Beijing, Kevin Chen has been leading Dachser in South China since the German-based company started business in the country in 2001. Throughout his 20 year-long leadership, Chen has developed Dachser from a small setup to an established organization with two hundred staff across six branches. In 2018, he became Managing Director Far East South where he additionally took the leadership of the Business Area Hong Kong and Taiwan. In his new position as Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Greater China, Chen's responsibilities have now been further extended to include the Business Area North China. With his 30 years of industry experience, the previously Shenzhen based Chen will now continue his successful track record of expanding Dachser's growth from his new office in Shanghai. "The consolidation of regional operations in the Greater China region will allow the organization to further enhance business opportunities across the board and raise Dachser's quality of service for our customers," said Chen. ......read more

Park Hae-jin arrives in Madame Tussauds Singapore

Get immersed in the Korean Culture and wear a Hanbok in Madame Tussauds SingaporeSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 July 2021 - DAEBAK! K-drama actor Park Hae-jin will arrive at Madame Tussauds Singapore this week. He will be standing alongside Song Seung-heon and Bae Suzy in the new K-Wave zone where fans can meet the heartthrob actor for a limited period only!  To celebrate his arrival, guests can now get immersed in the Korean culture and wear a hanbok proudly sponsored by CCM Rental in the K-Wave zone over three weekends – 24, 25, 31 July, 1, 7, 8 and 9 August! It will be fun, comfortable, fancy, and great for photoshoot with your favourite Korean celebrities.The Hanbok Experience Bundle is priced at $40/pax. The bundle will be launched exclusively with Klook which will be on sale between 16 to 22 July and can be purchased using the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. The bundle will also be available on Madame Tussauds Singapore's website for visits from 23 July onwards.The bundle will include ticket to 5 different experiences  (Madame Tussauds, Images of Singapore, Ultimate Film Star Experience, Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride, and Marvel Universe 4D), Hanbok Rental, an exclusive cherry blossom designed reusable mask and a Digital Photo.Park Hae-jin made his television debut in the 2006 weekend drama 'Famous Chil Princesses' and rose to be a prominent actor known for his roles in dramas such as 'My Love from the Star', 'Doctor Strange', and 'Bad Guys'. He also took home the Daesang at the 2020 MBC Drama Awards for his starring role in 'Kkondae Intern'."We are happy to have Park Hae-jin joining the rest of the stars at the new K-Wave zone. We believe that his figure will definitely be a great addition and we will continue to bring in more stars throughout the year," says Alex Ward, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore.  Madame Tussauds Singapore is SG clean certified, and hanboks would be sanitized with TrueSteam™ technology on LG Styler af ......read more