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APAC Amusement industry booming after pandemic rollercoaster ride

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) attractions market isn't just surviving but thriving – forecasting almost 385 million in attendance to themes and amusement parks, $16.8B USD in visitor spending by end of 2024, and (pending economic conditions) between 619-750m visitors in the region. The region's amusement market is projected to increase by 67%, second only to the Middle East in growth, signifying huge potential for innovation and profitability. China and Japan are the strongest performers in the APAC amusement sector and are forecast to increase their share of total regional spending over the next three years. BANGKOK THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - The global amusement industry will converge in Bangkok to learn about the latest innovations and trends – as well as take a sneak peek into its exciting future – at the largest trade exhibition of its kind in the region: the IAAPA Expo Asia 2024, running 27 to 30 May. From thrilling rides to robotics, safety features to AI experiences, the inspiring three-day international extravaganza at Bangkok's Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre will showcase the newest technological advancements in the attractions industry from more than 300 exhibitors. The industry – one of the hardest hit by COVID lockdowns, border closures and restrictions –has made a strong comeback from the pandemic, recapturing an impressive 98% of spending lost in 2020. Global total spending for the industry is projected to reach nearly $58.7B USD by the end of 2024. IAAPA Expo Asia Pacific Executive Director and Vice President, Jack Chan, said a primary factor contributing to the enduring popularity and growth is the universal appeal of entertainment and recreation activities. "Amusement and theme parks are a cultural phenomenon that not only provide entertainment to millions, but also contribute significantly to the region's and global economy," he said. "We live in an era where experiences are va ......read more

Amity Global Institute Unveils New Campus on Orchard Road Featuring Master’s Programmes

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Amity Global Institute (AGI) announces the opening of its new campus located on Orchard Road, Singapore, designed to cater to both local and international students seeking advanced education in a dynamic city environment. This new campus will host a range of specialised Master's degree programmes, particularly tailored for working professionals seeking part-time study options.

Amity Global Institute opens a new campus on Orchard Road, Singapore, offering specialised Master's programs and launch promotions for working professionals.
Conveniently situated at 228 Orchard Road in the heart of Singapore, the campus offers more than just a prime location. It provides easy access to business hubs and cultural landmarks, ensuring a rich and vibrant learning environment for our students. The campus is equipped with advanced facilities and a modern learning environment that encourages innovation and collaboration. Programmes Tailored for the Modern Professional Amity Global Institute's new campus will offer a variety of Master's programmes that are specially designed for those who need to balance their studies with professional commitments. These programmes are flexible and focused on delivering practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace. "The opening of our new campus is a landmark moment for us," said Manoj Negi, a representative at Amity Global Institute. "We are proud to offer our students n ......read more

ISCA’s Whitepaper reveals that accountancy and finance professionals can augment 60% to 100% of critical work functions

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be a game-changer for the accountancy industry. The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) adopts a human-centred AI (HCAI) perspective and recognises that AI can bring forth positive disruption. A HCAI approach takes into consideration the design, use, and intention of the AI tool for the human user. Essentially, this means viewing AI as an instrument to augment and complement the work of accountancy and finance professionals, instead of replacing them. ISCA started the AI for Accountancy Industry (AI for AI) initiative in May 2023. One year on, ISCA published a whitepaper titled "Artificial Intelligence for the Accountancy Industry – What Lies Ahead". The whitepaper shares key findings to understand the sentiments on, readiness for, and problem statements about AI for the accountancy industry, as well as the potential of AI augmentation for accountancy careers. The whitepaper reported that among employers, 72% agree that AI will be a game changer for their business. Employees are equally buoyant about AI, with 82% expecting Generative AI to enhance their job performance. Despite these positive sentiments and willingness to take on new AI innovations, an AI readiness survey suggests that the accountancy industry still lacked key resources, in areas like infrastructure and data readiness. The whitepaper also assessed the potential of AI augmentation on critical work functions in accountancy career tracks. It deep-dived into three career tracks – Assurance, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. We found that accountancy and finance professionals can augment 60% to 100% of critical work functions with AI in these three career tracks. Offering insights into the report findings, ISCA President Mr Teo Ser Luck said, "There are strong indications of AI's transformative impact on the accountancy industry. With AI, organisations can achieve more ......read more

Shin Guan Renews ISO 9001 Certification, Reinforcing Commitment to Quality and Environmental Responsibility

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Shin Guan, a crane company in Singapore, is proud to announce the renewal of its ISO 9001 certification, reflecting their commitment to excellence as well as demonstrating their proactive approach towards sustainable business practices.

Shin Guan announces the renewal of its ISO 9001 certification, reflecting their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality in the crane industry.
"The renewal of our ISO 9001 certification reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering quality products and services while minimising our environmental footprint. We believe that by embracing green energy and adhering to international standards, we can drive positive change within our industry and contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.", said “Ng SK”, CEO of Shin Guan. Background on ISO 9001 Certification and Its Industry Significance ISO 9001 certification is an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems, providing a robust framework for companies to ensure consistent delivery of products and services while prioritising workplace safety and health. This certification is not only vital within the industry but also holds significance at a global level, serving as a foundation for the development of national and international regulations. With Shin Guan’s renewal, customers can rest assured of the company’s adherence to ISO standards, ensuring the consistent quality of products and servi ......read more

Money20/20 Europe Agenda Considers Signal Vs Noise: Differentiating Between Visionary Breakthroughs and Hot Air

LONDON, UK - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Money20/20, the world’s leading fintech show, and the place where money does business, unveils its dynamic agenda for its upcoming Europe show in Amsterdam, 4-6 June, which explores the salient theme of “Signal Vs Noise.” Following this theme, the agenda will not only explore the finnovations being driven by emerging technologies - but decipher between what is simply hype and what breakthroughs represent the future of the sector. Attracting thousands of companies and delegates, the show draws in the world’s biggest banks, fintech players, VC firms, regulators, and innovators. Money20/20 Europe will bring together major banks, fintech leaders, and innovators across the continent. The show serves as a platform to explore the emerging technologies that are inspiring so much optimism, such as AI, blockchain and Web3. Senior leaders from NVIDIA, Microsoft, Visa, PwC, Thought Machine, Plaid, and the European Payments Initiative are set to discuss the breakthroughs that hold genuine weight. “The pace of financial innovation continues accelerating, fueling both enthusiasm and speculation,” said Scarlett Sieber, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at Money20/20. “However, visionary breakthroughs live alongside hype-driven tangents. As innovation complexity increases exponentially, discerning meaningful signals amidst the noise grows harder, but ever more critical. With deafening noise everywhere, we need voices committed to elevating discourse and realising technology’s potential through innovation geared towards progress.” Through thought-provoking discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, Money20/20 will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to understand the differences between unclear noise and clear signals. Key sessions exploring this topic include: How Should I Invest in the Future of Payments? When it comes to payments, former Mastercard CEO Javier Perez and now ......read more

Celebrate The Summer Season: Hoiana Resort & Golf Launches Vibrant Summer Vibes Campaign

HOI AN, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Hoiana Resort & Golf launches "Summer Vibes," a vibrant campaign offering unforgettable activities with four 5-star hotels, top golf, and 24-hour entertainment.

Hoiana Resort & Golf - Vietnam’s premier luxury integrated entertainment resort
Vivid: 24-hour Entertainment Feel the summer sporting vibe as the resort transforms with football-themed decorations, bringing Euro and Olympic excitement to Vietnam. Guests can enjoy live Euro 2024 cup matches, a lively beer festival, and thrilling entertainment, including football freestyle shows and contests. Families can immerse in sporting activities like Water Soccer. Ideal: Special Offers at Luxury Hotels and F&B Outlets Hoiana Resort offers summer packages with complimentary breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, room upgrades, and F&B vouchers. Enjoy event tickets, Premier Rewards welcome pack, and "618 Flash Sale" discounts. Blissful Family Experiences From July 25 to 28, 2024, the International Kite Festival will fill the sky with vibrant kites. Our Kids' Club offers diverse educational activities, while outdoor wet play areas, family pools, water slides, and foam parties provide endless fun. Families can also enjoy activities like kayaking and yoga for a memorable vacation. Energetic Sports and Golf Tournaments Sports enthusiasts will love our upcoming athletic events, including a Boxing Event with international fighters from August 2 to 4, 2024, and an International Half Marathon from A ......read more

Konecta earns the Best Place to Work certification in Albania for 2024 for the 5th consecutive year

TIRANE, ALBANIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Konecta Albania, an affiliate of the leading global service provider in Customer Interaction and Process Management, has been officially recognized as one of the best places to work in Albania for 2024, for the 5th consecutive year. The company certification was based on the assessment results in which 84% of employees called Konecta a great place to work, compared to a local benchmark of 71% for a typical BPO organization in Albania. This achievement demonstrates the company's dedication to creating excellent working conditions and shows their commitment to being attentive and supportive to all employees. In a statement from Marco Besso, Business Unit Director & Country Manager of Konecta Albania: "A significant milestone in our journey is the current expansion of our operations in Albania, which enables us to create more job opportunities and enhance our service offerings." Armira Hoxha, Operations Director Konecta Albania commented: "Being named the BEST PLACE TO WORK for five years running is a true reflection of the positive environment and strong team spirit we've cultivated at Konecta Albania. This certification is a celebration of our team's hard work, dedication, and the vibrant workplace culture we've built together. We are honored by this recognition and will continue to strive for excellence in all we do." The Best Places to Work certification is a prestigious accolade awarded to organizations that demonstrate exceptional workplace culture and employee satisfaction. This certification is based on comprehensive surveys and feedback from employees, assessing various aspects such as leadership, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, and opportunities for professional growth. Achieving the certification not only boosts a company's reputation but also helps attract top talent, retain valuable employees, and foster a positive and productive work environment. It reflects a commitment to cr ......read more

FOLLOWME TRADING CONTEST · MID-YEAR EVENT HONG KONG 2024 Concluded Spectacularly

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - On May 18th, the FOLLOWME TRADING CONTEST · MID-YEAR EVENT successfully unfolded in Hong Kong, shining a spotlight on a distinguished assembly of the trading community. The event provided traders with exclusive networking opportunities, expert knowledge sharing, and a special showcase of FOLLOWME's remarkable achievements and key data insights.

FOLLOWME TRADING CONTEST · MID-YEAR EVENT HONG KONG 2024 Concluded Spectacularly
Celebrated Guests Gather for an Extraordinary Event The FOLLOWME TRADING CONTEST · MID-YEAR EVENT, hosted by FOLLOWME and title sponsored by TMGM, with first-level sponsorship from PRCBroker and GTC Group, attracted over 200 participants from various fields of the forex industry. Among the attendees were top-performing traders, renowned international trading experts, representatives from educational institutions, and industry media. Additionally, more than 2,000 traders actively participated in the event by watching the live online broadcast, witnessing this remarkable occasion. Empowering Season 14 FOLLOWME Global Trading Contest FOLLOWME's COO, Mark Wu, delivered an excellent speech to inaugurate the event. With pride, he highlighted a recent series of milestones achieved by FOLLOWME, including surpassing 900,000 users and reaching a total of 240,000 connected MT4 accounts. He also introduced the new season of the FOLLOWME Global Trading Contest. Since its inception in 2017, this prestigious contest has drawn over 70,000 participants, amassing a cumulative participant equity o ......read more

Redefining The Premium Economy Experience with Cathay Pacific’s Upcoming Fleet of Boeing 777-300ER

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Cathay Pacific, an award-winning Hong Kong-based international airline, is set to redefine the premium economy class experience with its upcoming fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In a recent interview regarding changes to Cathay Pacific's new premium economy class, Cathay Pacific's General Manager of Customer Experience and Design Vivian Lo noted that flying premium economy means "more than a seat, but rather an experience". With a focus on designing a premium cabin, the airliner has taken a more human-centric approach in designing the new premium economy experience for guests travelling on their upcoming fleet of Boeing 777-300ER. Set to fully deploy in early 2027, Cathay Pacific made major changes to the existing premium economy experience that it has been providing for its passengers since 2012. These changes are designed to make long-haul flights more comfortable for its passengers, which means that Cathay Pacific has to adjust various elements, starting from the seat. While the size of the seat in the new premium economy does not change, passengers will find that the new ergonomics of the seats are more accommodating. These changes include seat padding and leg rest, which brings comfort to travellers who are looking to rest, and the new wing-shaped headrest gives them a sense of privacy. Complementing this new headrest design, the LED reading lamp has moved from above the passenger to the seat, which accommodates the passenger's seating position as they choose to sit up or recline. Lastly, the process of deploying and stowing tables in the premium economy class has been automated to buttons. Cathay Pacific also opted to use this as an opportunity to change its entertainment system offerings. Passengers will be introduced to 15'6 inch 4K TV screens when flying in premium economy, with a new graphical user interface to complement this new equipment. Bluetooth pairing was another change implemented ......read more

VinFast VF 8 dominates at ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - VinFast's D-segment SUV, the VF 8, has earned 5 out of 6 top safety awards from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (ASEAN NCAP) in Thailand on May 28, 2024. These prestigious awards from ASEAN NCAP demonstrate VinFast's commitment to its customer-centric philosophy by delivering a safe and electrified mobility experience.

5 awards were given to VinFast VF 8 at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards, including "Best Child Occupant Protection", "Best Safety Assist", "Best Overall", "Best Motorcyclist Safety" and "Best SUV". Facing competition from over 15 major automakers in ASEAN, VinFast secured awards in nearly all categories. This achievement demonstrates VinFast's outstanding capability and unwavering commitment to prioritizing people's safety. ASEAN NCAP recognized the VF 8 with the "Best Child Occupant Protection" award. The VF 8 achieved maximum scores on frontal and side impacts. Building on its success, the VF 8 also secured the top score in the "Best Safety Assist" category. VF 8 is highly appreciated for its safety features such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). VinFast's global debut model also secured the highest score in both the "Best Overall" and "Best Motorcyclist Safety" categories. This achievement is largely due to impressive scores in areas like AEB and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). Notably, the Advanced Safety Assist Technologies performed exceptionally well, achieving a perfect rating according to ASEAN NCAP's standards. Furthermore, the VF 8's well-equipped design with features like Automatic High Beam (AHB) and BSD played a key role in its recognition as the "Best SUV" at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards. Mr. Yahaya ......read more

OOm Garners Acclaim With 5 Award Wins at Agency of the Year Awards 2024

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - OOm, an award-winning digital marketing agency in Singapore, proudly clinched several victories at the esteemed Agency of the Year (AOTY) Awards 2024. With this multitude of triumphs, OOm reaffirms its position as a leading force in the industry, consistently delivering exceptional results and setting new benchmarks for success.

OOm Singapore Celebrates Success With 5 Wins at Agency of the Year Awards 2024
The Gold Standard for Top-Tier Digital Agencies Organised by Marketing-Interactive, the AOTY awards are the gold standard for recognising excellence in Singapore's marketing and advertising landscape. What was once an industry survey back in 2005 has evolved into the prestigious AOTY Awards today, serving as the definitive benchmark for evaluating Singapore's top-performing digital agencies. With a judging panel of marketing industry experts, the awards celebrate Singapore’s most prestigious agencies, emphasising excellence across four foundational pillars: performance, product, people, and perspective. This recognition serves as a testament to the agencies' dedication to surpassing industry standards and delivering exceptional results for their clients. OOm Scores Excellence with 5 Wins This year, OOm showcased the breadth and depth of their expertise, clinching 5 wins including: Gold and Local Hero for Lead Generation Agency of the Year Silver for Independent Agency of the Year Bronze and Local Hero for E-commerce Agency of the Year Celebrat ......read more

Generation Hong Kong Announces Grant from Apollo Opportunity Foundation to invest in career education, workforce development and economic empowerment

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Generation Hong Kong, an independent non-profit founded by McKinsey & Company that seeks to help people achieve economic mobility and a better life, today announced the receipt of a grant from the Apollo Opportunity Foundation (AOF). AOF, which launched in 2022 with a $100 million commitment from Apollo Global Management, seeks to expand opportunity in communities around the globe by deploying capital and by engaging Apollo employees to invest in career education, workforce development and economic empowerment. Funds from the grant will be used to accelerate career development and training programs for young professionals across the technology and innovation industries. The partnership also recognizes the success of Generation Hong Kong's "GrowHKTalent" agenda, which has had meaningful impact through training and job placement. "Generation Hong Kong embodies our core pillars of career education, workplace development and economic empowerment," said Lauren Coape-Arnold, Global Head of Citizenship and Executive Director of the Foundation. "As we seek to drive enduring change within the communities in which we work and live, we are delighted to partner with Generation Hong Kong and support their important work." Peter Nestor-Sherman from Apollo's Hong Kong office added, "We are excited to deepen our partnership with Brian Cheng, CEO of Generation Hong Kong, and his team. Providing important training and placement programs to job seekers aligns with Apollo's values of expanding opportunity and we look forward to collaborating with Generation Hong Kong as they support young adults making the move from education to employment." The grant encompasses two vital elements that drive the collaborative effort forward. First and foremost is the establishment of a direct train-and-place program together with subsidized internship opportunities for first-time job seekers. The financial support, combined with str ......read more

Singapore-HQ Fintech Aspire Enters Hong Kong, Positioned for Further Growth Across Asia

Acquires Money Service Operator (MSO) LicenseSINGAPORE & HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - Aspire, a leading all-in-one finance platform headquartered in Singapore, today announced that the company has successfully obtained a Money Service Operator (MSO) License issued by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.

Aspire acquires Hong Kong MSO License
Aspire offers a unified suite of financial solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong, including the ability to open local business accounts for payables and receivables management, international payments, as well as payment gateway solution. Aspire’s integrated solution is built to help Hong Kong’s fast-growing SME segment across industries facilitate multi-currency cash management, as well as domestic & cross-border money transfers. Amidst the city’s macro challenges, Hong Kong is witnessing a local revisitation of business digitalization, with 93% of local SMEs recognizing digitalization as vital for their company’s growth. Simultaneously, the city is witnessing an entrepreneurial boom, with the number of startups soaring over three-fold in the past decade, according to InvestHK. Aspire is well poised to meet the needs of this new generation of increasingly digital-minded startups and SMEs, providing them with a robust and integrated platform to streamline their business finance operations, ultimately saving time and money. “With Hong Kong’s digital economy growing exponentially, there’s a clear demand for dependable, integrated financial solutions,” said Andrea Baronchelli, CEO & Co ......read more

Henkel Malaysia collaborates with Project Hope Welfare Association to Empower Communities Through Baking Workshops

Creating opportunities for underserved communities in MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 May 2024 - With support from Henkel Malaysia, Project Hope Welfare Association held an eight-week 'EZY Baking Workshop' from March to May this year. The workshop equipped eight single parents and individuals from lower-income backgrounds with baking knowledge and assistance to start their own home-based baking business, aiming to foster self-reliance and economic empowerment within the community.

Ms. Lai Leen, Chairperson of Project Hope Welfare Association (center left), presents the certificate of appreciation to Ms. Teoh Tsu-Shien, President of Henkel Malaysia (center right).
"We were inspired by the enthusiasm of the participants and their aspirations to build a brighter future for themselves," said Teoh Tsu-Shien, President of Henkel Malaysia. "We hope that this initiative will bring a meaningful difference to their lives and support their ability to achieve economic independence."
Active discussion and learning during the EZY Baking ......read more

Researchers: The future of democracy is on the ballot in Europe

Europe's right-wing parties are preparing to pounce on voter dismay following years of austerity policies in many countries, say leading global governance researchers in a new report released on the eve of the European Parliament elections. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Newsaktuell - 28 May 2024 - Researchers behind a new Berggruen Governance Index (BGI) report suggest that polices such as crisis austerity measures and a failure to take pro-active steps to drive growth are behind a drop in the confidence many Europeans have in democratic accountability. This decline is what the report says is fueling a right-wing surge.

Scientists Prof. Helmut K. Anheier (l) and Edward L. Knudsen (r) on 28 May in Brussels at the presentation of a report on the European Parliament elections based on the 2024 Berggruen Governance Index (BGI). (Photo by Johanna Geron/Factstory for DNA)
«Protest votes often take the form of a far-right vote,» says Edward L. Knudsen, one of the report's authors and a doctoral researcher in international relations at the University of Oxford. «Austerity creates a rise in far-right populism. Discontent moves right, not left.» Knudsen and fellow author Helmut K. Anheier were on-hand in Brussels Tuesday to release the findings of «Right-wing Populism, the State, and Democracy: Governance Performance and the 2024 European Parliament Elections». The report, conducted by the Luskin School of Pu ......read more

Louis Vuitton partners with Galaxy Macau to unveil an exclusive Resort-inspired pop-in at Galaxy Promenade store and an exceptional branded pool takeover at Banyan Tree Macau

Macau SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - Louis Vuitton launches the first Resort activation of the year, partnering with Galaxy Macau™, the world-class luxury integrated resort, to reveal an exclusive pop-in and a poolside takeover from 23rd May 2024.

Macau, a vibrant city that offers a mix of unique entertainment, attractions and luxury resorts. Fused with rich Chinese and Portuguese heritage it makes it a captivating destination amongst tourists. This summer, Louis Vuitton continues the resort concept of its LV By The Pool collection, extending the global activation to Banyan Tree Macau – an urban oasis in the heart of a bustling metropolis. The poolside is transformed in an energising coral colourway, where the branded pool floor and the LED façade arch in the Monogram inspired tile pattern will set the tone and the ambiance of the resort takeover. The motif wraps everything in the curated space including the sun beds, poolside umbrellas, and cabanas, as well as the special animated ice-cream bicycle stand, transporting guests to experience the spirit of travel and coastal living with Louis Vuitton. Celebrating the exclusive pre-launch of LV By The Pool 2024 women's collection at the Galaxy Promenade store and the release of Pre-fall 2024 drop 2 men's collection. The pop-in which emanates a relaxing summer by the beach uses tones of neutral colours and furnishings. Welcomed with a giant installation of the Maison's motif, the piece is created with different forms of seashell in the signature Monogram and Damier pattern. Set against a beige Monogram backwall, guests will also discover the newest Men' ......read more

Secarna Pharmaceuticals and Orbit Discovery enter collaboration to discover and develop peptide-conjugated targeted antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics

Partnership expands spectrum of Secarna's capabilities for the development of targeted ASOs beyond antibodies and sugar molecules New platform capabilities extend the reach of Secarna's antisense approaches, potentially offering new treatment options for a wider range of diseases MARTINSRIED, GERMANY and OXFORD, UK - EQS Newswire - 28 May 2024 - Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH & Co. KG (Secarna), a leading independent European antisense drug discovery and development company, and Orbit Discovery Ltd. (Orbit), a leader in the discovery of therapeutic peptide hits, today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to discover and develop peptide-conjugated targeted antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapeutics. The collaboration will leverage Orbit's expertise and bead-based peptide display engine for the identification, screening, and selection of cyclic peptides specific to a wide range of disease targets, to be paired with Secarna's ASO molecules. The addition of cyclic peptides to Secarna's proprietary ASO discovery and development platform will expand its therapeutic spectrum, positioning it to develop targeted antisense assets beyond modalities such as antibodies and sugar molecules, like GalNAc. "We are very pleased to embark on this collaboration with Orbit Discovery, as the team's expertise in peptide discovery and development will further enhance our capabilities for the development of targeted antisense therapeutics", said Konstantin Petropoulos, CBO of Secarna Pharmaceuticals. "We look forward to working with Orbit to expand both the therapeutic potential and universe of targeted ASO therapeutics with highly specific, potent, safe and convenient therapeutic options available for patients who urgently need them." Orbit's peptide discovery services enable the screening of large libraries of peptides through the combination of DNA-encoded libraries and bead-based presentation. The proprietary technology is uniquely equ ......read more

Kenanga Investment Bank Posts 119% Jump in Net Profit, Revenue Rises to RM204.2 million for 1Q 2024

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad ("Kenanga" or "Kenanga Group" or "the Group") today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended on 31 March 2024 ("1Q24").

Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Group Managing Director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
The Group reported an increase in revenue to RM204.2 million and growth in profit before tax ("PBT") to RM26.7 million for 1Q24, representing a 13.6% and 115.3% rise respectively relative to 1Q23. Net profit stood at RM22.8 million, reflecting a 119.2% hike against 1Q23. This performance was primarily driven by higher trading and investment income, management fee income and a significant contribution in share of profit from Saudi-Arabia based associate company, Al Wasatah Al Maliah, which recorded an exceptional first quarter. For the period under review, the Group's Investment and Wealth Management business reported a boost in revenue to RM54.0 million, a 6% increase from 1Q23, primarily driven by increased management fees income. Furthermore, its Asset Under Administration expanded to RM22.8 billion, up 9.6% from the same quarter last year. PBT for this quarter stood at RM7.6 million. For its Listed Derivatives business, the enterprise registered a 3.3% growth in revenue to RM6.3 million in 1Q24, largely attributed to higher commission and interest income generated as a result of higher trading activities. PBT stood at RM1.6 million this quarter. Kenanga's Stockbroking division solidified its leadership position with a retail market share of 25% ......read more

NetDragon Digital Religion Department Showcases Innovative Achievements At The 19th United Nations Vesak Day, Leading The New Trend Of Integration Of Buddhist Culture And Technology

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - On May 19-20, 2024, the 19th United Nations Vesak Day was held in Bangkok, Thailand. During the event, the Digital Buddhism Innovation Center, jointly created by the National Center for the Dissemination of Buddhism, Sangha Educational Supervisory Center, Tipitaka Translation Project (English Version), and the Digital Religion Department of NetDragon Websoft Inc., was officially launched. AI intelligent teaching, AR/VR immersive experience, offline multi-sensory interactive devices, and other cutting-edge technology products have been sufficiently displayed and applied here. As the only Internet company invited to participate in the United Nations Vesak Day for eight consecutive years, in this year's United Nations Vesak Day, NetDragon Digital Religion Department General Manager Mi Xiong led the team to demonstrate its innovative achievements in the field of digital Buddhism, leading the new trend of Buddhist culture and technology integration. The "AR Tour Guide" and "AR Nine-Ball Meditation" jointly created by NetDragon and Rokid are particularly eye-catching; they deeply integrate technology with Buddhist practice scenes, bringing unprecedented visual and spiritual experiences to practitioners. In addition, the Buddhist smart classroom created by NetDragon has also attracted attention; the classroom applies Buddhist a resource library as the core structure, supplemented by VR/AR glasses, Promethean interactive panel, and other high-end equipment, which brings an overall solution of immersive interactive classroom and teaching integrated smart classroom for Buddhist education. At the same time, this exhibition also displayed the digital religion standing machine successfully landed in Wat Prayoon Temple. Through the perfect combination of the H5 platform and equipment with the functions of cloud tour guide, online lighting, and event booking, the standing machine provides strong support for the dig ......read more

OPPO Teams Up with Global Brand Ambassador Kaká for Epic 2024 UEFA Champions League Final Celebrations

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - To celebrate this year's UEFA Champions League Final and its second year as the Official Global Partner of the prestigious football competition, OPPO announced today that it will be bringing its latest flagship OPPO Find X7 Ultra to Wembley Stadium. The phone will be used by official UEFA Champions League photographers to capture inspirational moments on and off the pitch and share them with fans around the world. With OPPO smartphones, the non-stop excitement of football - whether captured through telephoto photography, portraits, or night scenes - becomes more than just a memory, but a collection of unforgettable moments to be shared with friends and family for years to come.

Shot on OPPO Find X7 Ultra by official UEFA Champions League photographers
As part of the celebrations, OPPO global brand ambassador, Kaká, once again plays a starring role in OPPO's What A Shot campaign and will join OPPO to meet with fans at the exclusive OPPO Hospitality Lounge in the Champions Village. OPPO will activate the OPPO Booth at Potters Field Park as part of the UEFA Champions Festival to create an unforgettable match-day experience for fans during the final. "It's been an honour to partner with OPPO and engage with fans through a whole series of offline and digital activities during the past two Champions League seasons," said Kaká. "I'm super excited for this year's final and I can't wait to see who will be crowned champions of Europe this year." OPPO's What A Shot campaign invites football fans to share ......read more

Eq8 Capital Rebrands with Greater Accessibility to Its Exchanged Traded Fund

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 15 May 2024 - Eq8 Capital Sdn Bhd ("Eq8"), (formerly known as i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd), Malaysia's leading equity Exchanged Traded Fund ("ETF") manager and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investors Berhad, unveils its new corporate identity with greater access to its best performing ETF, Eq8 Dow Jones US Titans 50 ETF ("EQ8US50") through a strategic collaboration with Phillip Capital Management Sdn Bhd ("PhillipCapital"). Synergising PhillipCapital's position as an Authorised Fund Management Institution under the Employee Provident Fund's (EPF) Members Investment Scheme, with Eq8's EQ8US50 which has been outperforming the S&P500 by 45% and delivering over 116% growth over the last five years, investors can now access this investment option via the Phillip PMART ETF Eq8 US Titans 50 Shariah Aggressive Portfolio ("PMART Eq8 ETF"), on EPF's i-Invest portal. With EQ8US50 as its underlying asset, the PMART Eq8 ETF is a shariah compliant managed portfolio that effectively tracks and taps the performance of the top 50 largest companies in the United States such as Tesla, NVIDIA, Apple and Amazon. "Incorporating ETFs into our offerings in 2020 has enhanced portfolio performance and provided new investment opportunities, empowering investors to tailor their strategies effectively. Eq8's evolution signifies our commitment to refreshing our image and promoting financial empowerment and inclusivity. Read as "Equate", we aim to foster equality, simplicity, and transparency in financial markets through our ETFs, providing investors with access to various global markets through a single instrument," says Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenanga Investors Berhad, Datuk Wira Ismitz Matthew De Alwis. "The timing of this rebranding, coupled with the collaborative venture, underscores Eq8's proactive approach in forging strategic alliances within the financial realm. This collaboration expands upo ......read more

Asia-Pacific Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Expo & Summit 2024 (APTEXPO 2024)

Re-engineering towards a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable Supply ChainSINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - The Asia-Pacific region stands as the cornerstone of global textile and garment manufacturing. As the industry navigates the rapidly evolving landscape, the inaugural Asia-Pacific Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Expo & Summit (APTEXPO 2024) is poised to be a catalyst to help the stakeholders thrive and overcome the challenges. Themed, "Re-engineering towards a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable Supply Chain", the event is sponsored by the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), and co-organised by MP Singapore Pte Ltd and The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX). The Singapore Fashion Council (SFC) will also be supporting the event as the host association in Singapore while Foursource, being the special digital partner, will be managing the digital aspect of the event. Taking place from 13 – 15 November 2024 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, APTEXPO 2024 serves as a global platform for industry leaders, stakeholders, and innovators to convene, share best practices, and explore solutions that will propel the region's textile and apparel supply chain forward. APTEXPO 2024, the global platform brings the titans of the industry together with strong support from the regional associations that include: Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia(TAFTAC) Indonesian Textile Association (API) Association of the Lao Garment Industry (ALGI) Malaysian Textile Manufacturers Association (MTMA) Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) The Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP) The National Federation of Thai Textile Industries(NFTTI) Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association(VITAS) "Singapore, being a gatewa ......read more

TÜV Rheinland Successfully Hosts "Eco-Innovate 2024" Forum: From ESG Regulations to Circular Economy Solutions

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - On May 23, TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong, an international independent third-party testing, inspection, and certification organization, successfully held the business forum "Eco-Innovate 2024: From ESG Regulations to Circular Economy Solutions." Supported by the Hong Kong People Management Association, the forum brought together nearly 80 business leaders and sustainability professionals to explore the challenges and opportunities in environment, social, and governance (ESG) principles and sustainable economic practices.

Impact of International Voluntary Certification for Recycled Materials on Supply Chain Management In today's global market, companies are increasingly prioritizing sustainability, with the use of recycled materials becoming a crucial element in supply chain management. Jimi Wang, Global Scheme Manager for Customized Services at TÜV Rheinland Greater China, provided an in-depth overview of the Global Recycle Standard (GRS). "The scope of products applicable to GRS is continually expanding, making now the best time for companies to focus on these environmental standards," said Jimi Wang. GRS is an international certification standard aimed at promoting recycling and circular use in the consumer products and manufacturing industry. It provides a framework to ensure that products and production processes meet specific environmental and social standards. Jimi Wang emphasized the importance of GRS in several areas: encouraging the use of recycled materials, reducing dependence on new resources, promoting the development of the circular economy, decreasing overall environmental impact through reduc ......read more

XTransfer and TerraPay Partner to Empower Global SMEs with Enhanced Cross-Border Payment Solutions

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - XTransfer, the World's Leading & China's No.1 B2B Cross-Border Trade Payment Platform, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with TerraPay, a leading global money movement company. This new alliance aims to revolutionise payment solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in international trade, providing them with secure, compliant, fast, and cost-effective cross-border payments and fund collection solutions. Through this partnership, XTransfer will be able to leverage TerraPay's global payments infrastructure to enhance its service offerings, enabling its customers to execute local payments on a global scale, and settle payments in local currencies across 136 countries and regions, including emerging markets such as Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. This partnership will be instrumental in boosting cross-border trade while significantly broadening the spectrum of payment methods available to SMEs. Violas Xiao, Local CEO of Singapore at XTransfer, said, "This partnership is a significant milestone for XTransfer, as it greatly enhances our global payment capabilities. By leveraging TerraPay's extensive global payments network, XTransfer has achieved significant cost savings and accelerated our market entry time, eliminating the need for local rebuilding efforts. This collaboration further exemplifies our dedication to empowering SMEs in their global expansion and enhancing global competitiveness through innovative trade payment solutions". Sukesh Malliah, Vice President - Asia Pacific at TerraPay, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to partner with XTransfer to enhance cross-border payment solutions for SMEs globally. This partnership underscores our commitment to providing innovative and reliable financial solutions that drive efficiency and inclusivity. Together, we aim to empower SMEs with the tools they need to succeed in the global marketp ......read more

Mohegan INSPIRE Brings Global Pop Band 'Westlife' to Korea for July Concert

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort announced that it will host the pop band 'Westlife' in Korea on July 6 and 7. This concert is part of the INSPIRE CONCERT SERIES and follows Maroon 5's performance in March.

Westlife, performing in Korea for the first time in 13 years, is a global pop band from Ireland with over 55 million albums sold worldwide. Since their debut single 'Swear It Again' in 1999, Westlife has topped UK music charts and became the best-selling British group of the 21st century. Known for their sweet voices and celebrated melodies, Westlife is expected to deliver a touching performance for Korean audiences. Tickets for the concert go on sale Tuesday, June 6 at 8 PM via Interpark Ticket. Special hotel packages combining concert tickets with resort accommodations will also be available on the official INSPIRE website and Fliggy. INSPIRE Arena, a leading live music facility in Korea, features world-class acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat. It offers a unique concert experience combined with resort amenities like hotels, shopping, and dining, redefining the standard for live performances. Besides Westlife's concert, INSPIRE will host various K-pop events, including the K-Wave Concert Inkigayo by SBS on June 2 and the 2024 Weverse Con Festival by HYBE on June 15-16. The Weverse Con Festival will also feature outdoor performances at Discovery Park, the resort's outdoor entertainment space. Concert Information: Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 7 PM / Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 6 PM Venue: INSPIRE Arena Prices: VIP KRW 163,000 / SR KRW 143,000 / R KRW 121,000 / S KRW 110,000 / A KRW 99,000 Age Restriction: Above 8 years ol ......read more

Aeroviation Launches New Facility to Enhance Aviation Education in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - Aeroviation, an aviation academy in Singapore, is pleased to announce the opening of its new facility located at 30A Kallang Pl, #01-02, aimed at providing enhanced opportunities for aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots.

Aeroviation Launches New Facility to Enhance Aviation Education in Singapore
The decision to establish the new facility was driven by the increasing number of students interested in aviation and the brand’s vision to expand its educational offerings. Careful consideration was invested in selecting a location that could accommodate increased student capacity, provide adequate workspace for staff, and create a conducive environment for learning and collaboration. "Our focus is on providing quality education and training that prepares students for the demands of the aviation industry. After thorough deliberation, we identified a location that meets our criteria, featuring 5,000 square feet of space that can accommodate a range of amenities and aviation events, ensuring a positive experience for both students and staff," shared Faris Iskandar, Director of Aeroviation. Facility Features and Amenities The new facility officially opened to the public on May 1st, 2024, offering a range of amenities designed to enrich the learning experience. These include four modern classrooms featuring futuristic learning boards, as well as Aero Suites which provide a comfortable lounge space for interaction, a fun activity room, and a well-equipped refreshment area where aviator ......read more

Oi Wah recorded net profit of 86.4 million with improved net interest margin in FY2024

Proposed final dividend of HK$0.76 cents per shareHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - The board of directors of Oi Wah Pawnshop Credit Holdings Limited (HKEx stock code: 1319.HK, the "Group" or "Oi Wah") announced its annual results and its financial position. For the year ended 29 February 2024 ("FY2024"), the Group recorded revenue of approximately HK$179.3 million and profit attributable to shareholders of the Company of approximately HK$86.4 million. During the year, net interest margin improved to 16.4%. During the year, earnings per share was HK 4.5 cents. The Board of Directors recommends a final dividend of HK 0.76 cents. Business Review Mortgage loan business In FY2024, the Group recorded interest income of the mortgage loan business of approximately HK$99.7 million, which accounted for approximately 55.6% of the Group's total revenue. The gross mortgage loan receivables was approximately HK$769.5 million as at 29 February 2024. During the year, net interest margin of the mortgage loan business increased to 11.5%. During FY2024, the Group has continued to maintain a prudent approach when granting loans, underpinned by a focus on building a resilient loan portfolio amid the uncertain environment brought about by the pandemic. We are of the view that maintaining a cautious underwriting stance and healthy loan portfolio will position the Group well for the economic recovery and eventual normalization ahead. During FY2024, the average loan-to-value ratio for first mortgage was approximately 54.1%, while average overall loan-to-value ratio for subordinary mortgage was approximately 52.7%, of which, average loan-to-value ratio of subordinary mortgage that the Group participate in was approximately 16.3%. Pawn Loan Business During FY2024, the revenue from the pawn loan business increased by 7.1% to approximately HK$79.6 million. The pawn loan receivables amount increased by approximately 4.3% to approximately HK$180.5 million ......read more

Ground Breaking Sino-U.S. International Asia Veterinary Conference & Exhibition Sponsors, Speakers & Exhibitors Announced

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - The sponsors, speakers and exhibitors who have committed to attend and participate at the ground breaking first international veterinary conference and exhibition sponsored by China's leading veterinary associations and America's leading conference organizer at the inaugural annual International Asia Veterinary Conference & Exhibition that will be launched at Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong, on August 13-15, 2024, were announced at a press briefing held at the Foreign Correspondents Club. "The IAVC is another Hong Kong first," said Dr. Pauline Taylor, director and principal of Pets Central Veterinary Academy ("PCVA"), the organizer of the conference and exhibition. "China Veterinary Association, China's top veterinary association, together with 22 China regional veterinary associations, and America's Viticus Group, one of the world's leading veterinary education conference organizers, are co-sponsoring a veterinary conference in Hong Kong that brings together for the first time world-class veterinary specialist speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, with thousands of veterinarians from China and Asia, interacting, meeting, learning and teaching their counterparts from North America and Europe," added Dr. Taylor. There will be three days of lectures and workshops. The confirmed speakers and presenters are: Drs. Gad Baneth (DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVCP), David Coyle (BVSc (Hons), MACVSc), Dan Fletcher (DVM, PhD, DACVECC), Simon Harrus (DVM, PhD, diplomate ECVCP), Rebekah Mack (DVM, DACVIM-SAIM), Ran Nivy (DVM, diplomate ECVIM), Dan Ohad (DVM, DACVS, DECVS), Anthony Pease (DVM, MS, DACVR), Kersti Seksel (BVSc (Hons), MRCVS MA (Hons), FANZCVS, DACVB, DECAWBM, FAVA, Kurt Verkest (BVSc (Hons), BVBiol, MANZCVS, PhD, and Peter Weinstein (DVM, MBA). The lectures will be held from 9 a.m. to 6.p.m. each day, which includes a daily two hour lunch break. Dr. Xinyi "Eric" Yu, president of the Shenzhen Pet Medical Associ ......read more

AXS earmarks millions in partnership with HL Assurance to enhance cyber fraud protection for users

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 – AXS, a leading provider of secure and convenient payment solutions with over 23 years of industry experience, is investing $3.5 million to launch a Cyber Fraud Protection insurance feature in collaboration with HL Assurance. The new initiative, available to AXS users from today till 31 May 2025, offers them enhanced protection against fraudulent activities and includes a complimentary $5 AXS bill payment e-voucher upon sign-up. The Fraud Protect360 insurance covers AXS users for up to $1,000 against cyber incidents such as unauthorised electronic fund transfer from their personal bank accounts and online retail fraud where payment was sent but goods were not received. Introduced in partnership with HL Assurance, this insurance plan aims to offer an extra layer of protection, ensuring peace of mind for users as they conduct their transactions on the AXS platform and engage in other online activities. The user benefits are: Free Cyber Fraud Protection: The Fraud Protect360 insurance is provided at no additional cost, giving users essential financial protection without any extra expense. First in Singapore coverage: The Fraud Protect360 safeguards against fraudulent transactions across emails, mobile text messages (SMS), and WhatsApp which is the first in Singapore. Free e-voucher: Users who sign up for the Fraud Protect360 insurance will receive a $5 AXS e-voucher. This voucher can be used for bill payments and other services within the AXS mobile app, adding immediate value for users. Chin Mun Chung, CEO of AXS Services, commented, 'We are thrilled to partner with HL Assurance to offer a first-of-its-kind fraud insurance and a $5 AXS bill payment voucher to all AXS mobile app users. This initiative not only aims to provide our customers with peace of mind in their everyday lives but also seeks to help alleviate financial burden. Together, we are committed to delivering ......read more

Ahmad Tea & Sangla Foods Introduce the Exquisite London Blend in Malaysia

A Delightful Fusion of Tradition and Versatility KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - Ahmad Tea, the renowned global tea brand, is thrilled to announce the arrival of its latest creation, the London Blend, in the vibrant tea market of Malaysia. This exceptional blend is crafted with precision and passion, embodying the timeless elegance and versatile essence of English tea culture.

Ahmad Tea London Blend
Malaysia has a longstanding tradition of enjoying tea, and the London Blend will undoubtedly add a touch of sophistication to this beloved ritual. Whether it's a morning pick-me-up, an afternoon indulgence, or an elegant evening accompaniment, the London Blend promises to elevate every tea-drinking experience. Embrace the Versatility Ahmad Tea's London Blend stands out from other tea varieties due to its exceptional versatility. Customers can savour the rich and robust flavour with a touch of milk, indulge in the refreshing twist with a squeeze of lemon, or experience the unique pleasures of the local favourite - teh tarik. The London Blend is skilfully balanced using an assortment of hand-picked tea leaves sourced from the finest tea-growing regions. The result is a magical symphony of flavours that will captivate the senses of tea connoisseurs and novices alike. Exceptional Quality Meets Affordability Breaking away from the notion that premium quality demands a hefty price tag, the London Blend is expertly crafted to offer tea enthusiasts a delightful experience without compromising on taste or quality. ......read more

The Access Group Malaysia offers free eInvoicing for active customers

UBS accounting, billing, and inventory users to participate in eInvoicing beta testing in June, before official market launchKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 May 2024 - The Access Group ("Access") today announced its readiness to offer eInvoicing, tailored specifically for UBS software, the premier choice for over 100,000 SMEs in Malaysia. UBS has been continually developed in line with market requirements over three decades, and eInvoicing is the latest advanced feature to be rolled out. This announcement comes as the impending LHDN regulations are set to roll out gradually from August 2024, and underscores Access' dedication to global digital transformation via ongoing investments in digital infrastructure and best-in-class software in the APAC region. Spearheaded by a partnership with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the establishment of a Global Operation Centre (GO Centre) in Kuala Lumpur this year demonstrates the company's commitment to advancing digital capabilities on a global scale, driven from APAC. Access has submitted its Peppol-Ready Solution Providers (PRSP) application to MDeC, and the due diligence assessment has been completed, pending a solution demonstration as the final step for market readiness. General Manager of ERP APAC, Evan Puzey, said the company's commitment to customers in the region is clear. "Our top priority is our customers, so we're providing the UBS eInvoicing feature free of charge to active users of our UBS account, billing, and inventory modules providing there is no third-party costs involved from the government agencies or their partners. "Hundreds of submission requests are flowing in from a wide array of companies varying in size, structure, and industry, and we're confident in our readiness to accommodate all segments of our customer base for the upcoming beta testing phase. "As we gear up to commence beta testing with selected customers in June, we're excited to emba ......read more

VinFast signs UAE exclusive dealership agreement with Al Tayer Motors

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - VinFast Auto has officially signed an exclusive dealership agreement with one of the UAE's premier automotive dealerships, Al Tayer Motors, for the distribution of VinFast electric vehicles (EV) in the country. The inaugural facility is planned to open in 2024 and will initially retail four VinFast e-SUV models, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8, and VF 9, at launch.

Mr. Ta Xuan Hien, CEO of VinFast Middle East (fourth from the left), and Mr. Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director of Al Tayer Motors (fourth from the right), along with senior representatives from both sides at the signing ceremony.
Al Tayer Motors will be VinFast's exclusive partner in the UAE and plans to establish a network of VinFast facilities across the country. Award-winning Al Tayer Motors, established in 1982, is one of the UAE's leading automotive players and represents major European and American automobile manufacturers. With a continuously expanding network of sales, service and parts centres, along with a team of 2,700 employees, Al Tayer Motors is committed to providing exceptional experiences to customers through its impressive physical infrastructure and cutting-edge digital platforms, including e-commerce and dedicated app. By promoting cooperation with leading partners in the UAE and the Middle East, VinFast actively contributes to the realization of green mobility solutions within the re ......read more

School of Humanity Achieves Full Accreditation from WASC, Elevating Innovative Education Globally

From Vision to Reality: School of Humanity's Accreditation Validates Its Unique Educational PhilosophyFLORIDA, US - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - School of Humanity, the award-winning online high school renowned for its innovative approach to education, proudly announces its attainment of full accreditation status from the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) on a six-year cycle, marking a significant milestone in educational innovation. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has long been recognized as a leading accrediting body, providing accreditation to public and private universities, colleges, secondary, and elementary schools in both the United States and around the world. This prestigious accreditation solidifies School of Humanity's position as a trailblazer in the field of education, breaking boundaries and shattering traditional learning paradigms. By prioritizing real-world projects, personalized learning, and whole-human development over exams and memorization, the school has redefined the standards of high school education. "We are thrilled to receive accreditation from WASC, a testament to our unwavering commitment to reimagining high school education to better serve the next generation," said Raya Bidshahri, Founder and CEO of School of Humanity. "This achievement underscores the significance of our vision and validates our unique approach to nurturing global citizens who are equipped to make a positive impact on the world." With learners and alumni spanning over 30 countries across 5 continents, School of Humanity has become a beacon of pioneering education. The accreditation from WASC signifies not only recognition but also the endorsement of the school's vision for future-focused learning. At School of Humanity, learners embark on a journey of discovery, engaging in real-world challenges under the mentorship of industry experts. Learners participate in inspiring project-based skill units and cha ......read more

Octa insights: analysis and outlook for Malaysia's economic growth in the first quarter of 2024

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - The latest economic report for the first quarter of 2024 from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), combined with new, revised data from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), gives optimism about Malaysia's economy in the coming year.

Thus, the economy grew by 4.2% at the end of the first quarter of 2024, beating the 3.9% growth forecast. By comparison, in 2023, the economy grew by 3.7%, with a sharp drop from a 22-year high of 8.7% in 2022. Robust domestic demand, increased exports, investment and consumption drove this growth. Exports grew by 2.2% year-on-year, pushed by increased demand for electronics, palm oil and other goods. In addition to the sustained expansion of the manufacturing and services sectors, the labour market is also doing quite well. The unemployment rate is expected to improve to 3.2% (2023 — 3.4%), supporting the growth trajectory significantly. Despite the positive momentum, BNM is apparently not yet ready to revise its economic growth forecasts for 2024—the forecast is unchanged at 4.0%- 5.0%. 'A softening labour market, weak currency and weak external demand are likely to weigh on economic activity in the coming quarters,' commented Kar Yong Ang, the Octa broker's financial market analyst. The stability of the Malaysian economy is overshadowed by global geopolitical risks: heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China, ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Israel, and the Gaza Strip. These factors negatively impact logistics and overall global trade activities. The prevailing tight monetary policy adopted by most advanced economies poses downside risks for Malaysia, particularly the Malaysian ringgit, which is not feeling well, losing more than 2.4% against the U.S. dollar since the b ......read more

Fortenova Group certified among the Best Places to Work for 2024

ZAGREB, CROATIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - Fortenova Group, one of the largest groups in Europe operating in retail, wholesale, food and agriculture, recently achieved the best places to work certification for 2024. To achieve the recognition, the group was assessed by surveying employees about topics including engaging leadership, HR practices, compensation and benefits, workplace and procedure, giving back along with an evaluation of the group people strategy. The certification reflects the Group's commitment to making every effort to achieve best employer status in terms of working conditions, and to being attentive and caring to each and every one of its employees. In a statement from Fabris Peruško, Fortenova Group's CEO and Member of the Board of Directors commented, "Within very short time we have received the second independent verification that our dedication to permanent improvements of working conditions and employee satisfaction in general have borne results. Even more importantly, through this certification process, this has been verified by employees from different companies and different markets where the Group operates." Gordana Fabris, Fortenova Group's Executive Director of Human Resources, highlighted the pride in Fortenova Group having received the Best Places to Work certificate and with it the confirmation of the international community that our focus on employees has been recognized and borne results. "We are particularly proud of the fact that 22 of our companies from five different countries took part in the certification process, with over 2200 employees having participated in the poll, and the results have shown that we are among the best employers in the region. Thank you to all of you for taking part in the certification process, because this way we make Fortenova Group an even stronger and better company" Fortenova Grupa places significant emphasis on employee well-being through various initiatives, including com ......read more

From Students to Social Champions: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2024 Returns to Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - Samsung Solve for Tomorrow returns for its eighth edition in Singapore. Themed 'Dare to Dream: Be the Champion of Social Change,' the competition aims to inspire youths to address the social issues affecting their community and drive positive change through technology and innovation.

"At Samsung, we believe in the immense potential of our youths to positively impact our society and environment through their passion and creativity," said Dennis Jang, President, Samsung Electronics Singapore. "Solve for Tomorrow is more than just a contest; it's a platform for young minds to explore their potential and turn their ideas into tangible solutions. We are excited to see the innovations that our youths can bring to the table and proud to empower them to leverage technology for a brighter collective future." Wang Zerui, the leader of Team Blahaj, the winning team of the previous Solve for Tomorrow competition, shares his experience: "Solve for Tomorrow stands out as it not only advocates for technological creativity but also emphasizes the actualization of solutions that can make a substantive difference in the community. It was this dynamic blend of innovation and societal impact that resonated with us. Throughout this journey, we feel that we have pushed ourselves beyond the limits of our skills, allowing us to gain invaluable experiences along the way". The competition is in support of the national Digital for Life movement, which mobilises partners from the private, people and public sectors to help Singaporeans embrace digital as a lifelong pursuit and enrich their lives through digital technology. Solve for Tomorrow 2024 also provides the opportunity for youths to develop interdisciplinary skills such as c ......read more

OPPO Find X7 Ultra First to Achieve DXOMARK Eye Comfort Display Label

Find X7 Ultra is the first device to achieve the DXOMARK Eye Comfort Display Label for its Gold-rated display. To achieve this mark of quality, Find X7 Ultra's screen flicker, minimum brightness, blue light filtering and colour consistency meet an exacting standard set by DXOMARK. SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - OPPO Find X7 Ultra, the Ultimate Camera Phone, has achieved DXOMARK's Gold Display Label and is the first device to earn the Eye Comfort Display Label for its holistic approach to screen quality and eye comfort.

Combining crisp detail with smooth motion and a vibrant, brilliant picture, OPPO Find X7 Ultra's display places a firm focus on quality and eye comfort, allowing it to be used for longer while minimizing potential eye strain. DXOMARK Eye Comfort Display Label The Eye Comfort Display Label is only awarded to screens that meet four requirements set by DXOMARK's expert engineering team. The first requirement is a limit on the amount of flicker that can be perceived. DXOMARK stipulates detection probability should be below 50% in default mode or with anti-flicker mode activated; OPPO Find X7 Ultra's display flicker perception probability was just 10%. For optimal eye comfort in dark environments, DXOMARK sets a minimum brightness requirement threshold at 2 nits. OPPO Find X7 Ultra's minimum brightness dropped as low as 1.57 nits, minimising harsh light and extreme visual contrast, and making it more comfortable to use in bed, for example. DXOMARK also requires blue light be limited, with a circadian action factor of less than 0.65. Find X7 Ultra's display's circadian action factor was 0.63, reducing potential interference with natural sleep cycles that may be impacted by blue light exposure. Finally, DXOMARK re ......read more

50th Anniversary of China-Malaysia Diplomatic Relations : BEST Express Malaysia Innovates Melaka's Logistics Landscape

MALACCA, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China, an occasion celebrated with enthusiasm across the nation, especially in the vibrant Jonker Street of Melaka. BEST Express Malaysia, established in Melaka four years ago, has been at the forefront of providing efficient, reliable, and customer-centric logistics services. By incorporating modern conveniences and advanced technologies, BEST Express Malaysia is meeting diverse logistics needs, supporting local businesses, and driving regional economic growth.

In 2024, as Malaysia and China mark 50 years of diplomatic ties, BEST Express Malaysia enhances Melaka's logistics landscape with cutting-edge solutions and community-focused services.
BEST Inc Malaysia CEO, Gavin Lu, expressed, "As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations, we being a Chinese company rooted in Malaysia, take pride in witnessing this historic moment. Our excellence and innovation in logistics further strengthen the close ties between the two countries." "Melaka's rich culture and history have provided us excellent opportunities to support local businesses and residents. Our goal is to blend the city's historical significance with modern logistics solutions, ensuring the community enjoys seamless and efficient delivery services. BEST Express Malaysia is commit ......read more

Asia’s First Modern Prop Trading Firm Expands to Thailand After Successful Market Dominance Showcase

SINGAPORE- Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - MPFunds, Asia’s First Trading Performance Programme, announces its strategic expansion into Thailand, solidifying its position as the leading modern prop trading firm in Asia. This bold move comes after a year of incredible success, highlighted by a major event that showcases MPFunds' leading role in the trading industry.

Mypocket Funds expanding to Thailand and Beyond
The decision to expand into Thailand reflects MPFunds' commitment to pushing the boundaries of success and capturing emerging markets ripe with opportunity. With a large and active trading community, Thailand presents a strategic growth opportunity for MPFunds. Moreover, the abundance of local trading talent and a market gap in the Asia-Pacific region further cement Thailand as the perfect destination for MPFunds' expansion. Expanding to Thailand and Beyond MPFunds' expansion into Thailand marks a significant milestone in its journey to dominate the Asian trading market. By tapping into Thailand's vibrant trading community, MPFunds aims to increase its trader base, gain invaluable insights into trading behaviors, and raise awareness across Asia. This strategic move positions MPFunds to capture a larger share of the Asian market, reinforcing its status as the leading modern prop trading firm in the region. Beyond the benefits for MPFunds, the expansion into Thailand brings substantial advantages for traders, employees, and stakeholders alike. Traders can now access a dedicated Thai Community Discord channel, fostering collaboration, sharing of trading tips, and commun ......read more

Fung Wing Education and Tuen Mun District School Information Sharing Facebook Group (Platform) Jointly Launch the "2024 Outstanding Student Awards" to Promote Positive Energy in Society

Event Released at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to Encourage and Recognize Students with Outstanding Academic and Moral Performance and Active Participation in Community ServiceHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - Education is not just about imparting knowledge to students, but also cultivating morals and ethics. Fung Wing Education and Tuen Mun District School Information Sharing Facebook Group (Platform) Co-Host the First "2024 Outstanding Student Awards" on May 5 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In his opening remarks, Mr. Cheng, founder of Fung Wing Education, said that during the pandemic, everyone faced different challenges. Even excellent students would encounter difficulties and adversity. In addition to academic excellence, students should also have good qualities like leadership, social responsibility, personal morality and problem-solving ability, with problem-solving ability being the most important. He hoped that through this award, outstanding students with diverse strengths could be discovered. By sharing their inspiring stories, students could motivate others with positive messages and bring positivity. Parents were also encouraged to take their children out of school more to actively participate in different group activities and provide appropriate challenges to cultivate qualities beyond academics.

Fung Wing Education and Tuen Mun District School Information Sharing Facebook Group (Platform) Co-Host the First "2024 Outstanding Student Awards" read more

Gaw Capital Partners Expands Data Center Portfolio with Acquisition in Fuchu Intelligent Park, Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 May 2024 - Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners announced today that the firm, through a fund under its management, has acquired a property (the "Property") located in Fuchu Intelligent Park, Fuchu City, Japan. This strategic investment further strengthens the firm's presence in the well-established data center cluster within 30km from central Tokyo, which is also home to five high-end internet exchange hubs.

Rendering of the Property in Fuchu Intelligent Park
The Property is situated near Meito Sangyo Building and Fuchu Building in Fuchu Intelligent Park, both of which were acquired in 2021 and 2022 respectively by funds under Gaw Capital's management and are currently undergoing redevelopment into carrier-neutral Tier III data centers as Phase I and II. The new property will be demolished and redeveloped into Phase III of the data centers to capture the expanding demand in the market. Spanning a land size of 11,233 sqm, the Property's addition will double the scale of the data centers, resulting in a total land size of 22,202 sqm. Subject to final design, the IT capacity of the data centers is projected to increase from 40 IT MW to 78 IT MW (equivalent to 7,800 racks), which will make it the largest data center facility in Fuchu City in terms of IT capacity. Moreover, beyond the construction economies of scale it brings, the acquisition of the Property is expected to deliver significant strategic value to both the data centers and Gaw Capital's Pan-Asia IDC Platform. Isabella Lo, Managing Director, Principal – Investmen ......read more

Fujian Province’s 50 Key Projects in Digital Economy Attract 31.9 Billion Yuan in Investments

FUZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 25 May 2024 - To enhance the impact of the Digital China Summit, accelerate innovation in the digital economy, and propel the development of new high-quality productive forces, the Fujian Provincial Digital Economy Cooperation and Innovative Development Conference convened on May 24, 2024, coinciding with the summit's opening. Held at the Fuzhou Strait International Conference & Exhibition Center, the event featured the signing and promotion of multiple key projects. The event was held by the Organizing Committee of the Digital China Summit, with support from the Development and Reform Commission of Fujian Province and the Fujian Provincial Data Management Bureau.

Fujian Province’s 50 Key Projects in Digital Economy Attract 31.9 Billion Yuan in Investments
During the signing session, a total of 50 key projects in the digital economy were inked, attracting a combined investment of 31.9 billion yuan. These projects span a diversity of areas, including the digital industry, digital transformation initiatives, new infrastructure, and regional headquarters. Notably, over 90% of the investment is allocated to digital industry projects. In addition to collaborative projects with state-owned enterprises such as China Telecom, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, and China Academy of Machinery Science & Technology, as well as two initiatives involving foreign capital and companies from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, more than 80% of the projects have attracted private capital investments from leading ......read more

The 2024 Beijing Inbound Tourism Development Conference was held in Beijing

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 25 May 2024 - The Beijing Inbound Tourism Development Conference commenced on Friday with the primary objective of fostering a platform for interaction and enhancing collaboration between Chinese and international travel agencies. Scheduled to run until Sunday, the conference features a diverse array of activities, including negotiations among travel enterprises, strategic partnership signings, cultural and tourism resource promotions, and site inspections.

Beijing Inbound Tourism Development Conference
The opening ceremony saw a turnout of over 260 attendees, notably comprising more than 100 global travel business delegates, district culture and tourism bureaus, and international destination offices within the city. Sima Hong, the vice-mayor of Beijing, delivered a keynote address at the conference, expressing Beijing's aspirations to leverage this event for profound dialogues with global tourism industry experts. The city aims to bolster resource sharing, foster reciprocal visitor exchanges with international travel agencies, enhance cooperation, and facilitate knowledge exchange in developing premium tourism routes. Hong emphasized that such initiatives would pave the way for a transformative tourism landscape, enabling the industry to better cater to enriching experiences, drive economic growth, and foster a deeper understanding of diverse civilizations. These efforts, he noted, are poised to create shared opportunities within the tourism market, ultimately contributing to the advancement of tourism development. Hashtag: #BeijingInboundTou ......read more

Lee Kum Kee: The Taste of Victory at the 9th World Championship of Chinese Cuisine

Over 100 talented chefs from around the world harnessed the authentic flavours of Lee Kum Kee sauces as they vied for the prestigious title VANCOUVER, CANADA - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - From 21-23 May, elite chefs from across the globe converged on Vancouver, Canada to compete for the cooking crown at the 9th World Championship of Chinese Cuisine (WCCC). Lee Kum Kee served as the exclusive condiment sponsor of the event. Hosted in Vancouver for the first time, this edition of WCCC attracted an international roster of over 100 talented chefs. Contestants were required to work against the clock to prepare two dishes for each of the three categories: cold, hot, and dim sum. Judges considered factors such as taste, presentation, creativity and preparation to rank the outcomes. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Championship were graced by an attendance of over 400 representatives from the political, cultural and media spheres, cementing its status as a prominent event of the industry.

Dodie Hung, Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs (front row, first left), Simon Wu, President – Americas of Lee Kum Kee (front row, fifth left), and Lee Kum Kee team pictured with the winning teams from the Chinese Culinary Institute of Hong Kong.
Dodie Hung, Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs of Lee Kum Kee said, "Lee Kum Kee promotes Chinese culinary cult ......read more

AIRDROP2049, UXLINK's Ecological Program, Draws Over 1 Million Users from 190 Countries in the First Season

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - AIRDROP2049 successfully concluded its maiden season on May 23rd after a five-week run, attracting over 1 million users from 190 countries and regions, alongside the participation of more than 50 partners. Notably, over 60% of users engaged in the activity through social invitations, underscoring the project's widespread appeal and virality.

In light of this achievement, the project lead of AIRDROP2049 shared insights into the future trajectory of the platform, stating, "The conclusion of our first season represents just the beginning of our journey towards fostering deeper engagement with our user base. Going forward, we will be excited to announce our collaboration with Trusta Labs, a renowned entity in the realm of AI and on-chain analytics. Together, we aim to enhance our product offerings by integrating advanced on-chain interactions and user analytics, while also introducing innovative services such as the Pre-market trading market. This strategic partnership will enable us to build a comprehensive ecosystem that spans from airdrops to seamless transactions, revolutionizing the way project parties and users interact within the AIRDROP2049 platform. Furthermore,we plan to introduce AIRDROP2049's native token as a community incentive, further enhancing user participation and loyalty." In parallel, representatives from UXLINK, a key player in the Web3 ecosystem, emphasized the strategic significance of AIRDROP2049 within their broader framework. The community manager of UXLINK stated, "AIRDROP2049 occupies a pivotal role within the UXLINK ecosystem, serving as a crucial entry point for mainstream users ......read more

ZUHYX Investment Fund Raises $200 Million: An Interview with Founder Felix Hayes

NEW YORK, USA - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - Recently, ZUHYX, a leading global crypto asset exchange, announced a $200 million investment fund for venture investments and innovation incubation in the Web3 domain. This fund will support startups focused on increasing crypto adoption, emphasizing project incubation, early-stage development, and later-stage growth, thereby promoting the widespread adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. "We aim to help more developers realize their potential," said Felix Hayes, founder of ZUHYX, at the launch ceremony of the investment fund. "ZUHYX is committed to contributing to the growth of the industry. We aspire to grow alongside promising projects, driving innovation and application of blockchain technology." Felix Hayes, a passionate entrepreneur committed to the spirit of Web3, rarely gives media interviews. At the launch ceremony, he emphasized the importance of connecting values, people, and the economy in Web3. He believes that supporting projects in DeFi, DAO, AI, and social fields will establish a thriving Web3 ecosystem and accelerate blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. Felix Hayes, an experienced technology leader with over 13 years in fintech and financial services, held key positions at Citigroup, McKinsey & Company, BlackRock, and a tech startup before founding ZUHYX. In 2021, Felix Hayes leveraged his deep understanding of blockchain technology and the digital asset market to start his entrepreneurial journey. He holds a BA and MA in computer science from Princeton University, providing a solid foundation for his work in the digital asset market. The leadership and industry expertise of Hayes have driven the steady development of ZUHYX. He closely monitors the digital asset market and continuously adjusts its strategy. Under his guidance, ZUHYX has become a leader in Bitcoin trading, offering reliable services to millions of users worldwide. "We are confident about the ......read more

PolyU Study: Close to 90% of C-Section Babies Experience Illness Before the Age of 1 Scholars Recommend Continued Breastfeeding

Cesarbiotic Formula May Reduce the Number of Illness Incidences, Boosts Disease Resistance by Nearly Three-Fold HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - Two in five newborns in Hong Kong were delivered by C-section. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) study commissioned by Danone focuses on the long-term correlation between the eating habits of C-section babies and their growth needs. The study reveals that close to 90% of C-section babies have fallen ill before the age of one, and they fall ill more often. A comparison between C-section babies who consume different formulas for 12 months has shown that those who consume Cesarbiotic Formula reduced the number of times they fall sick, and boosted disease resistance by nearly three-fold.

PolyU pointed out that breast milk is the best source of nutrition, including probiotics for infants. Probiotics help establish a healthy gut ecosystem and reduce the risk of illness. Dr. Chiou Jiachi, Associate Director of the Research Institute for Future Food, Associate Professor for Department of Food Science and Nutrition at PolyU, said, "This is the first real-world study to understand the relationship between the feeding method and the development of the gut ecosystem. Hong Kong has one of the highest rates of C-section deliveries in Asia. We hope to provide useful information for the parents so their babies can develop a healthy gut ecosystem." The study revealed that C-section babies who consumed Cesarbiotic Formula in the first two weeks of life had more beneficial bacteria in the gut compared to C-section babies who consumed regular formulas. The dysbiosis of gut microbiota may affect immune de ......read more

Celebrating fashion & lifestyle: Global fashion icon Tia Lee latest fashion cover with ELLE Thailand – coincides with her stylish birthday getaway

TAIPEI TAIWAN & BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - Global fashion icon Tia Lee (Lee Yu Fen) was recently captured on fashion cover of ELLE Thailand. During the fashion cover interview, Tia shared her gratitude for the 174m views accumulated on YouTube since the launch of 'Goodbye Princess' last year, "I am very grateful to the entire team behind the production of 'Goodbye Princess'. Each person approached the music with passion, and I am honored to have collaborated with music producer Swizz Beats. They seem to have an endless well of inspiration, and their dedication to music deeply impresses me. They always strive for improvement, constantly creating more possibilities. This process is very precious to me."

"'Goodbye Princess' is also a reflection of my past and present, as well as a step towards creating the future. Releasing this song after a period of silence is very important to me; it feels like a fresh start, with a clearer understanding of my goals and the courage to move forward boldly," said Tia Lee. Tia's statement on fashion: Fashion can showcase values and personality, much like music can break boundaries, allowing people to seamlessly connect. I am a loyal fan of fashion and am delighted by the powerful impact it can have on the world. I believe fashion is important for all genders because it can boost confidence and lead trends. Other than ELLE Magazine, Tia has been featured on covers of many of the world's top fashion magazines in the past year, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Bazaar, Rollercoaster, Flaunt Magazine, ICON, tmrw, and Grazia. The launch of Tia's latest fashion cover also coincides with her birthday celebration and Tia shared her big day and iconic lifestyle with all fans and followers on her IG. Looking into the f ......read more

CBiGroup Completes $15 Million Series A Funding to Boost Fintech Innovation

NEW YORK, US - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - CBiGroup, a Fintech Group based in the U.S., has secured $15 million in Series A funding. Alpol Capital Family Office, known for its investments in new technologies, led the funding round. The funds will enhance R&D, focusing on new technologies to improve products and drive innovation, according to Jiangtao Sun, founder of CBiGroup. Founded in 2017, CBiGroup offers comprehensive global financial services for international trade. The company provides corporate banking, global transfers, Visa and UnionPay cards, and supports transactions across 163 countries. Partnering with over 120 banks and financial institutions, CBiGroup has established a reliable global clearing network, catering to over 100,000 international businesses and users. In 2022, the global cross-border payment market was valued at $181.9 trillion and is expected to reach $356.5 trillion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 7.3%. The Asia-Pacific region is set for the fastest growth, becoming a fintech innovation hub with startups using blockchain technology, AI, and mobile apps to develop advanced payment solutions. In 2016, Sun identified the unmet need for cross-border and international settlement services among trade businesses, especially SMEs. He founded CBiGroup in 2017, leading the team to secure multiple financial licenses and develop the CBiLink banking system. They built strong security, compliance, and risk management teams to support their international and cross-border financial services. CBiBank, a subsidiary of CBiGroup, offers nearly fully online business processes simplify cross-border payments, global transfers, and forex trading, providing convenient, secure, and efficient financial services anytime, anywhere. "We believe in CBiGroup's leading position and growth potential in the industry. This investment will help CBiGroup achieve significant breakthroughs in fintech," says Daniel Morra, CIO of Alpol Cap ......read more

Travel Curators and Far East Organization Launch Inaugural World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition at Clarke Quay Central

Cosplay competition with the largest ever cosplay prize pool (over $25,000) in Singapore; first prize comprises $1,000 cash and a trip to Japan for two worth over $8,000 Featuring J-Pop artistes such as Daimon Yayoi, Yuka Takada, Nine Universe SARAH, Akko Gorilla and famous Japanese cosplayers such as Nanase Meron and Zumi performing and cosplaying for the first time in Singapore Food stalls by Don Don Donki, game stalls helmed by guest artistes and never done before stage shows and performances that brings Japanese culture to Singapore SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 12 September 2023 - Far East Organization has partnered with Travel Curators, a leading travel technology and event management company, to introduce the first ever World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition in Singapore. Spanning three days from 29 September to 1 October 2023 at one of the Far East Malls, Clarke Quay Central, the event aspires to unite individuals in celebrating global cultures, traditions and artisanal crafts. The debut of World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition shines a spotlight on Japan, blending modern J-Pop flair with the timeless charm of traditional Japanese summer festivals (matsuri).

Director of the Retail Business Group at Far East Organization, Graham Ng, remarked: "Clarke Quay Central, with its robust profile of Japanese tenants and varied offerings, is pleased to host the inaugural World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition as part of the Singapore River Festival. As the grand finale to the month-long Festival, World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition aims to ignite festivalgoers' passion for the scenic Singapore River, by providing a one-of-a-kind weekend experience featuring food, fun and exclusive performances by J-pop artistes and cosplayers." Conceived ......read more

DHL brings Formula E back to China with lower environmental impact

Debuted in Beijing, China in 2014, Formula E will race in Shanghai for the first time Committed to doing more for the environment, Formula E and DHL will use sustainable aviation fuel for all freight from Berlin race to Shanghai race, reducing carbon emissions by at least 80%, compared to kerosene DHL has been delivering logistical support to Formula E since its inception and is celebrating Formula E's 10th season SINGAPORE / SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - DHL, the official founding and logistics partner of Formula E, is delivering Formula E to Shanghai, China, as the city hosts the race for the first time. The event is scheduled to take place this weekend, on May 25 and 26. Formula E made its debut in Beijing, China, in 2014 and now advocates for a broader sustainability agenda, backed by DHL's four-decade-long expertise in global motorsport.

DHL is delivering Formula E to Shanghai, China
Formula E has also signed up for DHL Global Forwarding's GoGreen Plus service – the latest in a long line of initiatives spanning the 10 years of delivering the championship– to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). For the Shanghai race, three planes will transport 257 tons of freight over 6,000 miles from Berlin race to Shanghai race using SAF. This will save at least 80% in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional kerosene jet fuel.
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VT Markets attends WIKIEXPO; Explores simplified trading through use of technology

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - Global CFDs broker VT Markets participated as a key exhibitor in the WIKIEXPO fintech expo held in Hong Kong on 17 May. Organized by WikiGlobal, the event brought together 300 exhibitors and over 3,000 elite professionals from the global financial industry to explore the integration of finance and information technology. Fintech remains highlight of the event Today, technology is ubiquitous. It has extended to every field, including finance. The expo explored how the financial industry can effectively integrate information technology to break down information barriers and promote collaboration, from regulatory compliance to digital asset security, and innovative partnerships. Coming from all corners of the fintech, the event was rife with fresh perspectives and innovative concepts. As a tech pioneer and innovative broker, VT Markets naturally played a significant role at the event. Believing that technology remains the main driving force for the financial industry, the broker took the opportunity to showcase its groundbreaking trading tech, product solutions, and personalised services at the expo. Using technology to create an intuitive and user-friendly platform To further achieve its ideal of simple trading, VT Markets leverages top-notch technology to continually upgrade its platform, enabling account opening in three minutes, instant deposits, same-day withdrawal, and order execution times of less than 5 milliseconds. Insofar as the event was concerned, these features were a showstopper, earning high praise from traders for their superior efficiency. Featured also was the platform's proprietary mobile trading app that integrating smart trading, chart analysis, information access, and trading signals. The app features an intuitive user interface and user-friendly interaction functions, making it easy for even beginners to use. The VT Markets app, perhaps a best-in-class representative of techn ......read more

The Powerhouse Behind VinFast's Electric Vehicle Ambitions

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 24 May 2024 - Leveraging Vietnam's production strengths and backed by Vingroup, the country's largest private conglomerate, Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast is poised for expansion in the European market.

Vietnam's richest man is pouring resources into VinFast, the electric vehicle arm of Vingroup, Vietnam's largest private company. This move signals a strong belief in the future of electric mobility. At Vingroup's annual general meeting of shareholders, Pham Nhat Vuong, Vingroup's Chairman reaffirmed the corporation's commitment to its electric vehicle subsidiary, VinFast. "The electric vehicle market will continue to grow," Vuong declared. "VinFast is Vingroup's mission, honor, and future, and I will not give up on VinFast." Vuong's statement underscored his confidence in the electric vehicle industry's unwavering trajectory. It also signaled Vingroup's role as a financial backing for VinFast's international aspirations. Multi-industry Corporation from Vietnam, a New Manufacturing Powerhouse A recent survey by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) indicates growing optimism in the country's economy among European businesses. The EuroCham Business Confidence Index, conducted by Decision Lab, reached a six-quarter high of 52.8 in the first quarter of 2024. Vietnam's economic rise is also reflected in the success of domestic corporations like Vingroup. This diversified conglomerate is a major player in the economy, contributing an estimated 1.6 percent of Vietnam's 2023 GDP. Vingroup operates across three core sectors: technology-industry, trade & services, and social enterprise. While all of Vingroup's businesses contribute to its success, the real estate and electric vehicle segments have emerge ......read more

Alibaba Cloud Announces New Availability Zones and Global Investment to Fuel AI Innovation

Gen-AI platform made available for international customers and enhanced partnerships announced for enriched eco-system to further support global customersPARIS, FRANCE - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced its plan to launch its first cloud region in Mexico, and to establish additional data centers in its key markets including Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea in the next three years. The new investment to build new cloud and AI infrastructure across key international markets also aims to enhance the cloud and AI product suite for its worldwide customers, while enhancing global partnership and fostering AI talent development to nurture future digital expertise. "With the rapidly rising demand for AI across industries, we are reinforcing our commitment to expanding our AI infrastructure and enhancing our cloud capacities worldwide," said Selina Yuan, President of International Business at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, during the Alibaba Cloud Global Summit in Paris. "Meanwhile, our digital talent initiatives, in collaboration with global universities and local partners in our key markets, will further equip the upcoming generation with the requisite AI skills." Model Studio for International AI Development To better enable enterprises and developers to develop AI models and applications, Alibaba Cloud's premier generative AI development platform, Model Studio, will soon be available for international customers via its Availability Zones in Singapore. Through Model Studio, customers can gain access to Alibaba Cloud's large language model Qwen family – including both closed-source and open-source models, featuring multimodal capabilities with sizes that range from 0.5 billion to several hundred billion parameters - to facilitate the development of custom generative AI applications. Additional model finetuning and inferencing tools and services wi ......read more

7-Eleven Presents: Launch of 30 designs of "Pokémon Builders"

Purchase $25 + $2 to redeem one Pokémon builder Free redemption is reintroduced now: Collect stamp to freely redeem 3 designs of Backpack HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Calling all friends who love Pokémon! Come to 7-Eleven in this early summer to embark on the journey of Pokémon trainer! 7-Eleven proudly presents the new "builders", featuring different types of Pokémon, with 30 builders and 5 Special Edition builders, all in a blind box! The whole set is presented in a blind box, with a variety of adorable Pokémon, including Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander and Snorlax, etc., mysteriously hidden in the blind box package for all Pokémon trainers to take over! In addition, the portable storage box in Poke ball shaped has made a strong debut to gather 30 builders with full ability value together with you! At the same time, there are 3 designs of backpacks, which are designed to be lightweight and practical, and are suitable for travelling around different 7-Eleven with you to collect your own Pokémon!

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Builders & portable storage box will be launched on 22nd May 2024 7am at 7-Eleven stores. Limited quantity and while stock lasts. Also, free redemption method is relaunched. Starting from 22nd May 2024, customers can collect stamps from the flow pack of builders to pre order the functional backpack (total 3 designs and you can choose the design) freely with 25 stamps at 7-evelen stores. Collect all backpacks and read ......read more

The Pearl Lam Podcast Explores The Growing Global Influence of Hong Kong Filmmaker Ray Yeung

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Speaking to Pearl Lam (???) on YouTube in a new episode of The Pearl Lam Podcast called 'The Golden Era Of Gay Cinema', Hong Kong screenwriter and Director Ray Yeung has shared his hopes for the future of Hong Kong cinema, highlighting the importance of LGBTQ representation and the exploration of underrepresented narratives. Followers can subscribe to The Pearl Lam Podcast and access the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCivmi0eXL42nzaxtX-1EyZg?sub_confirmation=1 Ray Yeung has recently broken new boundaries with his latest film "All Shall Be Well," which was awarded the prestigious Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 2024 Berlin Film Festival. The Teddy Award is known for its celebration of films with LGBTQ themes. Yeung is the first Hong Kong Director to receive the award since Stanley Kwan in 1998. The award highlights the growing international impact of Yeung's work as a screenwriter and Director. Interviewing Yeung for her podcast, gallerist Pearl Lam, who is well known for creating platforms for the exploration of underrepresented narratives within the contemporary art world, offers her perspective on the evolving contemporary landscape of Hong Kong. She and Ray Yeung reflect on local culture and society in Hong Kong and delve into the intersection of the traditional social values with the modern aspirations of Hong Kong. Speaking to Pearl Lam, Ray Yeung says in The Pearl Lam Podcast: "I feel that film is something that someone can, for a very short period of time, depending on the length of the movie, really step into another world and be someone else and see their world from their perspective. I think it's a very good way for the world to actually embrace diversity and also to understand what empathy is. I think filmmaking is a very important thing." In "All Shall Be Well," Yeung continues his exploration of underrepresented narratives, this time focusing on the experie ......read more

Money20/20 Europe Agenda Dives Deeper Into the ‘Customer Universe of One’ and the Future of Hyper-Personalization in Finance

LONDON, UK - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Money20/20, the world’s leading fintech show, and the place where money does business, unveils its dynamic agenda for its upcoming Europe show in Amsterdam, 4-6 June. The agenda will explore how advanced analytics and technologies can be used to anticipate customer behaviour and build hyper-personalised solutions that unlock a holistic financial ecosystem - a ‘Customer Universe of One’. Attracting thousands of companies and delegates, the show draws in the world’s biggest banks, fintech players, VC firms, regulators, media platforms, and innovators to discuss how hyper-personalization, fueled by advanced technologies, is poised to revolutionise the financial services industry and its profound implications for the future of commerce. C-suite executives from the world’s biggest banks including HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and ING along with senior representatives from leading technology companies, brands and fintechs including AWS, Visa, and Tiffany & Co are joining the Amsterdam show. “Scarlett Sieber, Money20/20's Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, emphasises the importance of the theme, stating, 'the rise of the 'Universe of One' represents a seismic shift in the financial landscape. It is not just about fancy technology; it’s about putting customers in control of their financial well-being and achieving their unique goals. Leaders who embrace this personalised future will not only win the market but also become catalysts for a more inclusive and dynamic financial ecosystem. Money20/20’s agenda is designed to help regulators, entrepreneurs, and beyond to deliver a new era of financial empowerment and unlock growth.'" Through thought-provoking discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, Money20/20 will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to unlock growth in this transformative era. Key sessions exploring this topic include: How Telcos Are Bringing the Next Billi ......read more

Trend Micro Protects Consumers in the Age of the AI PC

Series of solutions and initiatives to be released throughout 2024HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today unveiled its plans for protecting consumers as they increasingly adopt generative AI applications alongside the expected growth in adoption of AI PCs. Designed to address the unique opportunities and risks posed by AI, Trend's strategy helps consumers embrace the use of generative AI applications safely to lower their risk of being harmed by the use and abuse of AI. In addition, Trend Micro has, and will continue, to innovate using AI in its own cybersecurity solutions and services for greater security effectiveness and efficiencies. While AI presents great promises to consumers, it has also afforded cybercriminals the opportunity to more effectively perpetrate scams and fraud in the form of tactics such as harder to detect phishing emails or deepfake videos. In a recent study conducted by Trend, nearly 72% of respondents expressed excitement about AI's potential to enhance task quality and uncover new opportunities, but almost 65% said they worry about AI's role in spreading misinformation while 58% are concerned about AI's misuse of their images and likeness. Beyond these potential abuses of AI, there are other possible vulnerabilities to AI applications themselves that, without protection, may result in consumers unknowingly being misdirected or unintentionally exposing their private data. Eva Chen, Co-Founder and CEO at Trend: "Generative AI represents an infrastructure shift that requires us to use our long history of understanding digital threats to develop innovative solutions and meet the moment. Our goal is to ensure every user, from individual consumers to the largest organizations in the world, can harness the full potential of AI and AI PCs securely and confidently." The arrival of AI PCs also represents another shift in how consumers will us ......read more

Syngenta Group and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) extend collaboration

Strengthening of a unique NGO-corporation collaboration model that links conservation goals with economic potential and addresses societal issues like deforestation and land degradation. Extension of multi-year agreement that started in 2018, focusing on five strategic projects across the globe. By 2026, ambitious target to recover over 300 thousand hectares of degraded land in Cerrado Brazil and regenerate agricultural soils in China with a focus to impact the agricultural sector for the adaption of sustainable farming practices. In the US the focus lies in enhancing climate resilience of crop land Collaboration and innovation drive the transformation of agriculture into a climate solution that regenerates soil and nature. BASEL, SWITZERLAND / ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA - EQS Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Syngenta Group, the leading global agriculture technology company, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a world-wide conservation organization with the mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, today renewed their successful collaboration that links conservation goals with economic potential and addresses societal issues like deforestation and land degradation. The two partners have been collaborating since 2009 and entered into a global collaboration in 2018.

Regenerating degraded land in Cerrado Brazil
The new three-year collaboration builds on successful projects and focuses on further advancing business practices with the goals to scale up regenerative agriculture, improve resource efficiency to minimize impact of agriculture on ......read more

Vantage Data Centers Breaks Ground on First Campus in Japan

Hyperscale campus will include up to 68MW of capacity to support accelerating cloud computing and AI growthDENVER, USA and SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced it has broken ground on its first data center campus in Japan (KIX1). Located in Ibaraki, Osaka, the greenfield campus will include up to 68MW of capacity to support cloud and high-density deployments, offering hyperscalers and cloud providers flexibility and scalability to meet evolving market needs.

Left: Rendering of Vantage’s KIX1 Campus in Osaka, Japan Right: Vantage Data Centers’ KIX1 Groundbreaking Ceremony
Strategically located in the north of Osaka, the 485,000 square foot (45,000 square meters) campus will be comprised of two data centers with seismic base-isolation structures. The first facility will include 28MW of IT load and is scheduled to be operational in early 2026. The campus will be constructed in accordance with Vantage's "sustainable by design" blueprint for industry-leading energy efficiency. Senior executives from Vantage's APAC team and the company's construction partners, notably Taisei Corporation, attended a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the KIX1 development. The ceremony, known as Jichinsai (???), was conducted with traditional Shinto rituals aimed at sanctifying the land and invoking safety throughout construction. "This groundbreaking marks our f ......read more

Allianz Commercial: Shipping losses hit all-time low despite increasing risks for the whole sector

Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2024: 26 large ships lost worldwide in 2023, down by one third year-on-year, the industry's lowest ever total South China, Indochina, Indonesia and the Philippines is the main loss hotspot globally, accounting for almost of third of all losses at sea in 2023 War and geopolitical conflicts shake up the shipping industry, with a number of major consequences Climate risks on the rise while decarbonization of fleets remains a major challenge SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 May 2024 - Given as much as 90% of international trade is transported across oceans, maritime safety is critical. Thirty years ago, the global shipping fleet lost around 200 large vessels a year. This total fell to a record low of 26 in 2023, a decline of more than one third year-on-year and by 70% over the past decade. However, the fact that shipping is increasingly subject to growing volatility and uncertainties from war and geopolitical events, the consequences of climate change, as well as ongoing risks resulting from the trend for larger vessels means the sector will have its work cut out to maintain this status quo in future, according to marine insurer Allianz Commercial's Safety and Shipping Review 2024. "The speed and extent of the way the industry's risk profile is changing is unprecedented in modern times. Conflicts such as in Gaza and Ukraine are reshaping global shipping, impacting crew and vessel safety, supply chains and infrastructure, and even the environment. Piracy is on the rise, with a worrying re-emergence off the Horn of Africa. The ongoing disruption caused by drought in the Panama Canal shows how the changing climate is affecting shipping , all at a time when it is having to undertake its most significant challenge, decarbonization," says Captain Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, Allianz Commercial. Southeast Asia emerges as maritime region with highest total losses ......read more

U POWER Tech unveils tech and business model at ACT EXPO; forges partnerships with multiple North American enterprises

LAS VEGAS, USA - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - On May 20th, U POWER Tech, a smart electric vehicle (EV) technology company, made its debut at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in the United States, announcing a collaboration with VIZEON, an electric vehicle distributor, to expand into North America, with the focus on Mexico and Latin American markets. The ACT Expo is North America's largest event showcasing advanced transportation technologies and clean energy vehicles. Following its appearance at CES 2024 earlier this year, U POWER Tech returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center, showcasing the UP Super Board and UP VAN to nearly ten thousand industry professionals from around the world.

Yao Zhai, Head of U POWER Tech U.S., and Christian Dubois, CEO of VIZEON
Paul Li, Founder and CEO of U POWER Tech, expressed gratitude to VIZEON for their trust in U POWER. He stated, "The swift receipt of the initial purchase deposits underscores VIZEON's strong endorsement of U POWER's business model. This model has attracted an increasing number of customers from diverse regional markets to engage in substantive cooperation with us. Moving forward, we are fully committed to ensuring the high-quality delivery of UP VAN." Christian Dubois, CEO of VIZEON, stated, "Thanks to the business model 'Powered by U POWER', we will leverage the UP VAN to introduce highly competitive VIZEON commercial vehicles to the Mexican market." ......read more

De Beers Group Reports on Progress Towards ‘Building Forever’ Sustainability Goals

2023 sustainability report communicates progress across key priority areas, focused on creating a positive impact in host countries and throughout the diamond value chainHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - De Beers Group recently announced the progress towards its 'Building Forever' sustainability goals, with key highlights including achieving a target to engage 5,000 women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) two years early, agreeing to establish a flagship Diamonds For Development Fund in Botswana, progressing key renewable energy projects in support of recently-validated science-based emission reduction targets, and scaling the development of Tracr, the pioneering diamond traceability platform.

Established in 2020, 'Building Forever' is De Beers Group's blueprint seeking to create a positive and sustainable impact for the people and places where its diamonds are discovered, closely aligned with stakeholder priorities. It encompasses four key focus areas where the company is working to support meaningful progress within its partner countries and the wider natural diamond value chain: leading ethical practices, partnering for thriving communities, protecting the natural world, and accelerating equal opportunity. During 2023, De Beers continued to strengthen its relationships with government partners and a wide range of non-governmental organisations to support sustainable development outcomes in host communities. A major achievement was announcing a shared commitment with the Government of Botswana to set up a Diamonds for Development Fund as part of the agreement on a new 10-year sales agreement. With De Beers pledging an initial one billion Pula (~US$75 million), the Fund aims to support the country's emerging knowledge-bas ......read more

LVMH Redefines Luxury Retail Experience in China with a new extended partnership with Alibaba

PARIS, FRANCE - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - LVMH Group, the world leader in high-quality products, and Alibaba Group, the leading e-commerce and technology company in China, today announced an extended partnership to push further the boundary of luxury experience in China, leveraging Alibaba's cloud technologies, through AI-powered innovations in retail and on-line with Tmall. The deepened partnership is a strong commitment to the shared dedication of the two companies to pioneering retail innovation and delivering exceptional, tech-driven luxury experiences, that will enable LVMH to increase its Omnichannel, Data and Tech presence in China. Stephane Bianchi, Group Managing Director of LVMH, said: "Alibaba is already a key partner for our Maisons and for the Group. The reinforcement of our partnership will help us to further accelerate our omni-channel business growth, and to keep on leveraging the transformative capabilities of cloud and AI technologies, along with Alibaba's world-leading expertise in ecommerce operations. Our forward-looking collaboration will deliver unparalleled experiences to our clients throughout their high-end shopping journey." Eddie Wu, Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group, added: "Alibaba is pleased to enable a transformation of the high-end consumption experience with retail leaders like LVMH through our world-class technologies in cloud computing and AI. This comprehensive partnership has elevated the retail experience for LVMH's customers worldwide, including China-based consumers on Tmall. We look forward to continuing to build on the strong partnership and innovation journey with LVMH." In its pursuit of relentless innovation, LVMH has begun integrating Alibaba Cloud's generative AI capabilities, including Qwen, Alibaba's proprietary large language model, and Model Studio (Bailian), a comprehensive AI model building platform. This integration has paved the way for the creation of novel applications and ser ......read more

SCG International Partners with Buna Al Mamlaka to Propel Sustainable Construction Innovations in Saudi Arabia

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd. (SCG International) has taken a significant stride in promoting environmental stewardship by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Buna Al Mamlaka (BUNA) to introduce advanced, sustainable construction technologies in Saudi Arabia. This collaboration is not only establishing showrooms in key regions for the sales and distribution of building materials manufactured and supplied by SCG but also achieving SCG International's strategic expansion across South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA), with a focus on integrating sustainable practices into its business operations.

The partnership leverages green construction technologies like Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC), SCG's Ready Mix Concrete Technology, and SCG 3D Printing to minimize environmental impacts. UHPC creates thinner, lighter structures that are tough and capable of handling heavy loads, using less material and enhancing sustainability. SCG's Ready Mix Concrete optimizes concrete mixes to reduce resource use and waste. SCG's 3D Printing technology enhances construction precision, reduces material wastage, and lowers carbon emissions. This initiative is led by Mr. Abhijit Datta, Managing Director of SCG International, and Mr. Eslam M. Radwan, CEO of BUNA. Both leaders are dedicated to deeply integrating sustainability into their operational frameworks, aiming to transform the regional construction landscape with eco-friendly, economically viable, and socially responsible practices. Through these efforts, SCG International and BUNA are setting new industry standards, demonstrating how strategic partnerships can contribute significantly to achieving global sustainability goals. This initiativ ......read more

Spackman Media Group Artist Wi Ha-jun’s Latest Romance K-Drama THE MIDNIGHT ROMANCE IN HAGWON Ranks First In Its Time Slot In Korea

Spackman Media Group artist Wi Ha-jun's latest romance K-drama THE MIDNIGHT ROMANCE IN HAGWON premiered on Korea's tvN on May 11 and its second episode ranked first in its time slot among both cable and terrestrial channels according to Nielsen Korea Headlined by Wi Ha-jun of Spackman Media Group, THE MIDNIGHT ROMANCE IN HAGWON is also available for streaming on OTT platforms such as TVING in Korea, US-based Viki and Hong Kong-based Viu in selected regions Rising as an international star, Wi Ha-jun of Spackman Media Group will also reprise his role in the highly anticipated second season of the global breakout hit, SQUID GAME, alongside the original cast comprising Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun and Gong Yoo SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded in 2011 by global media & technology investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that one of the most anticipated K-drama series of the year, THE MIDNIGHT ROMANCE IN HAGWON, headlined by Wi Ha-jun of MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. ("MSteam"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"), premiered on Korea's tvN on May 11 with its second episode ranking first in its time slot among both cable and terrestrial channels according to Nielsen Korea. Starring Wi Ha-jun of Spackman Media Group, THE MIDNIGHT ROMANCE IN HAGWON is also available for streaming on over-the-top ("OTT") platforms such as TVING in Korea, US-based Viki and Hong Kong-based Viu in selected regions. It is directed by Ahn Pan-seok, who previously collaborated with Wi Ha-jun in the hit love series SOMETHING IN THE RAIN (2018), which starred iconic Korean actress Son Ye-jin of Spackman Media Group. Produced by Studio Dragon and JS Pictures, the ratings for the second episode recorded an average of 5.5% and a p ......read more

DHL’s new EV Center of Excellence in Shanghai to help companies in the electric vehicle ecosystem with their international expansion ambitions

Expanding global portfolio of EV Centers of Excellence by the Group SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - DHL, the leading global brand in the logistics sector, has opened its latest electric vehicle (EV) Center of Excellence in Shanghai, China to support EV companies and its related sectors to grow their presence locally and globally. This marks the Group's first EV Center of Excellence in China, the largest global EV market, following locations in key regions across the globe including Indonesia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

The Shanghai EV Center of Excellence is managed by DHL Global Forwarding, and developed in close cooperation with Team EV of DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI), DHL Express and DHL Supply Chain. The facility specializes in seamless and integrated end-to-end logistics for EV products, including batteries, electric motors, charging infrastructure and more. It has a dedicated team of specialists to ensure efficient handling, storage and transportation while meeting the unique needs of the EV sector. "In 2023, Chinese automakers dominated the global EV market, manufacturing over half of the EVs on the roads worldwide and becoming the largest car exporter. As a battery powerhouse, China is home to six of the top ten EV battery manufacturers, supplying close to 60 percent[1] of the world's battery cells. Our deep understanding of the logistical complexities in the EV industry, coupled with our expansive global network, positions us to facilitate this next chapter of international expansion for Chinese EV firms. With the Shanghai EV Center of Excellence, we aim to be the partner of choice for customers seeking international business growt ......read more

Hong Kong Convention Ambassadors of 12 Sectors Celebrate Achievements of Securing 70 Conventions in Appreciation Night

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) hosted the Hong Kong Convention Ambassador (HKCA) Appreciation Night on 20 May (Monday) at Rosewood Hong Kong to honour ambassadors from across 12 sectors for their exceptional success in bringing about 70 conventions to Hong Kong, attracting about 70,000 high-spending visitors. These achievements solidify the city's status as a premier global hub that consistently draws world-class events and conferences to its shores.

Dr Pang Yiu-Kai, Chairman of HKTB said, "The programme has proven its value in just three remarkable years. We are truly grateful to have over 140 top leaders from the local business community and the Mainland as advocates for Hong Kong's conventions sector. The HKCAs have collectively achieved resounding success by bringing in conventions of their respective sectors, ranging from medical sciences to innovation & technology, financial services, aviation & transportation, professional services and more. These world-class conventions are a strong testament to Hong Kong as a premier MICE destination and underline the city's position as a leading international business hub." Sharing Success Stories under the Theme "Driving Success Together, as One"
HKTB Chairman and HKCAs share bidding success stories in th ......read more

SCG International Partners with Buna Al Mamlaka to Propel Sustainable Construction Innovations in Saudi Arabia

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - SCG International Corporation Co., Ltd. (SCG International) has taken a significant stride in promoting environmental stewardship by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Buna Al Mamlaka (BUNA) to introduce advanced, sustainable construction technologies in Saudi Arabia. This collaboration is not only establishing showrooms in key regions for the sales and distribution of building materials manufactured and supplied by SCG but also achieving SCG International's strategic expansion across South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA), with a focus on integrating sustainable practices into its business operations.

The partnership leverages green construction technologies like Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC), SCG's Ready Mix Concrete Technology, and SCG 3D Printing to minimize environmental impacts. UHPC creates thinner, lighter structures that are tough and capable of handling heavy loads, using less material and enhancing sustainability. SCG's Ready Mix Concrete optimizes concrete mixes to reduce resource use and waste. SCG's 3D Printing technology enhances construction precision, reduces material wastage, and lowers carbon emissions. This initiative is led by Mr. Abhijit Datta, Managing Director of SCG International, and Mr. Eslam M. Radwan, CEO of BUNA. Both leaders are dedicated to deeply integrating sustainability into their operational frameworks, aiming to transform the regional construction landscape with eco-friendly, economically viable, and socially responsible practices. Through these efforts, SCG International and BUNA are setting new industry standards, demonstrating how strategic partnerships can contribute significantly to achieving global sustainability goals. This initiativ ......read more

AOC empowers creators with the Graphic Pro U3 Series: an ultimate canvas for true colours

Accurate visuals thanks to Calman Ready; seamless workflows with USB-CSINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - Display specialist AOC proudly announces a new line of monitors meticulously crafted for the unique needs of creative professionals. With exceptional colour accuracy, cutting-edge features, and a sleek, award-winning design, the AOC Graphic Pro U3 Series is set to revolutionise the way photographers, visual artists, designers, editors, broadcasters, producers, and gaming industry professionals work. The Graphic Pro U3 line-up introduces three models: two 27? (68.6 cm) displays, the Q27U3CV with QHD resolution, the U27U3CV with 4K UHD resolution, and the larger 31.5? (80 cm) U32U3CV with 4K UHD resolution.

Create, elevate, imagine without boundaries on the Graphic Pro U3 Series.
"At AOC, we understand that creative professionals demand the very best tools to bring their visions to life," says Hawk Chang, Product and Marketing Head at MMD Singapore. "We are beginning a new chapter in AOC's legacy. Our new Graphic Pro U3 Series is the result of our expertise in display technologies and our commitment to delivering high-quality, high-performance monitors that empower creators to push the boundaries of their craft. With exceptional colour accuracy, hardware calibration with Calman Ready, versatile USB-C connectivity, and a sleek design, the new Graphic Pro monitors will deliver the perfect tools for content creators and designers." Top colour accuracy and hardware calibration with Calman Ready The Graphic Pro U3 Series boasts an impressiv ......read more

New MoneySmart study finds strong correlation between our parents’ financial behaviours and our own, with 46% actively trying to go against parents’ bad habits

A new survey by MoneySmart finds that 46% of Hong Kong and Singaporean adults are actively trying to go against their parents' bad financial habits. The new study looked at how parents’ behaviours shape financial habits in later life, finding that those whose parents tended to overspend, shop impulsively or struggle with debt, were likely to do the same as adults. Over half (54%) of Hong Kong and Singaporean adults believe that their parents have had a strong influence on their financial habits. HONG KONG SAR & SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 May 2024 - A new study released today by leading personal finance portal MoneySmart, reveals the extent to which parents’ behaviours shape Singaporean and Hong Konger’s financial habits in later life. The study, which interviewed 2,000 Hong Kong and Singaporean adults, found that the majority (54%) believe their parents have had a strong influence on their financial habits, with 46% actively trying to go against their parents' bad financial habits. Those whose parents tended to overspend and shop impulsively were found to often mirror those same behaviours in later life. 56% of those who stated their parents overspent and 59% of those who said that their parents shopped impulsively, stated that they have the same tendencies. In addition, 58% of those whose parents had struggled with debt before, also reported having struggled with debt themselves. The influence that parents have in forming financial habits The study found that Hong Kong and Singaporean adults often copy the same patterns and behaviours that they see from their parents when growing up, with the majority (52%) believing that they have inherited good habits from their parents when it comes to managing their finances. Those whose parents budgeted their finances, saved regularly, or invested their money, are likely to do the same as adults. 78% of those who said that their parents regularly saved mone ......read more

Swiss Re Foundation aims to boost health and environmental innovations through Shine Southeast Asia

Shine, Swiss Re Foundation's flagship social entrepreneurship programme, invites participation from social entrepreneurs from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The programme provides early-stage social entrepreneurs with a grant and access to Swiss Re's leadership, as well as business expertise and coaching to help them scale their initiatives for impact. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 20 May 2024 - Swiss Re Foundation is bringing its flagship initiative, Shine, to Southeast Asia for the first time, as it aims to replicate the success from Shine chapters in other regions. Since inception in India in 2018, Shine has expanded to Brazil, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK, US and now Southeast Asia. The programme which seeks to boost innovation in critical impact areas – such as the Net-Zero transition, health and nutrition, financial literacy, socio-economic well-being, skills development, climate-smart agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and coastal resilience – is open to social entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Swiss Re will be collaborating with Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur (outreach partner) and BOOKBRIDGE (learning partner) for its Southeast Asia programme. Tackling tomorrow's challenges today Swiss Re Institute's recent report, Changing Climates: the heat is (still) on, states that APAC economies dominate the top 10 in terms of economic losses as a percentage of GDP from hazard intensification due to climate change. Thailand is one of the countries that show the greatest vulnerability to potential for rising losses as the countries are also exposed to a high probability of hazard intensification, primarily from flooding. "Southeast Asia is a crucial market for the insurance industry, marked by a dynamic blend of rapid economic growth while being susceptible to pressing issues like climate change and barriers to healthcare. This unique convergence calls for heightened sup ......read more

Lenovo Supercharges Next Gen Copilot+ PCs with Latest Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s Gen 6

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - Today, Lenovo™ launched the Lenovo Yoga™ Slim 7x and Lenovo ThinkPad™ T14s Gen 6, its first next generation Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon® X Elite. As the PC industry enters a new phase of the artificial intelligence era, Lenovo is poised to offer new levels of personalization in personal computing across its PC portfolio. Intelligent software-powered local processing of tasks, and increased productivity, creativity, and security, these Copilot+ PC's combine to deliver a whole new experience in PC interaction. Lenovo is expanding its already comprehensive portfolio of AI-ready devices, software, and optimized services with two new laptops for consumers and business users—the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7x and the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 6. Powered by Qualcomm Technologies' new Snapdragon X Elite processor featuring the 12-core Qualcomm Oryon™ CPU, Qualcomm Adreno™ GPU and a dedicated Qualcomm Hexagon™ NPU (neural processing unit), the new laptops deliver leading PC performance per watt1 with the fastest to date AI NPU processing up to 45 trillion operations per second (TOPS). With the latest enhancements from Microsoft and Copilot+, users can now access Large Language Model (LLM) capabilities even when offline, offering seamless productivity and creativity. The latest Lenovo laptops allow users to tap into the extensive Copilot+ knowledge base, empowering them to explore endless creative possibilities. By leveraging generative AI and machine learning, Copilot+ assists in composing compelling text, crafting engaging visuals, and streamlining common productivity tasks. With the ability to work offline with the same fluidity as online, the Yoga Slim 7x and the ThinkPad T14s Gen 6 set new standards in AI PC innovation, promising a futuristic and streamlined user experience for end users. "As we enter the beginning of the AI PC era—a once-in-30-years inflection point in the market—we are proud to offer one of th ......read more

Chairman Chen Zhi and Prince Holding Group Win Dual Awards at Global Brand Awards 2024

Chairman Chen Zhi Secures Visionary Leader Award as Prince Group Captures Best CSR Program PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 -Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has been honored with the prestigious Visionary Leader Award for the second consecutive year at the Global Brand Awards 2024. Simultaneously, Prince Holding Group has received the "Best CSR Program" award for its transformative Chen Zhi Scholarship initiative, highlighting the Group's commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Under Chairman Neak Oknha Chen Zhi's leadership, Prince Holding Group has adhered to international standards, expanding into real estate, financial services, and consumer services, solidifying its status as one of Cambodia’s leading business groups.
As a prominent figure in Cambodian entrepreneurship, Chairman Chen Zhi has significantly shaped the country's economic landscape. Under his stewardship, Prince Group has adhered to international standards, diversifying into sectors such as real estate development, financial services, and consumer services. This strategic expansion has solidified Prince Group's status as one of Cambodia's leading business groups. In addition to his business acumen, Chairman Chen Zhi is renowned for his philanthropic contributions, primarily through Prince Foundation. The Group's philanthropic arm has initiated over 250 project ......read more

Octa broker's crypto snapshot: the approval of spot Ethereum ETFs is not on track

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - The approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January 2024 triggered a substantial rise in the bitcoin price. Also, interest in the proposed spot Ethereum ETF has increased. If approved, it could spark another rally in the cryptocurrency market. Are there any opportunities to make money on the eve of the decision to approve the spot Ethereum ETFs scheduled for 23 May 2024? Octa broker's analysts discuss in the article.

Understanding spot Ethereum ETFs Before discussing the features of spot Ethereum ETFs, it is essential to emphasise that they have yet to be approved for trading in the U.S.—but futures Ethereum ETFs have been available for quite some time. Therefore, it is essential to understand the difference. In a spot market, assets such as commodities, currencies, and securities are exchanged for immediate delivery. The same is true for the much-anticipated spot Ethereum ETFs, as they offer a more straightforward and transparent approach than futures ETFs, which buy derivatives without directly owning the asset. By purchasing cryptocurrency directly, the fund tracks the price of the benchmark cryptocurrency more accurately. Due to the more straightforward purchase process, such an investment offers greater profitability and lower management costs. This is the reason for the public excitement around the approval of the spot Ethereum ETF, scheduled for 23 May 2024. About the approvals The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) remains concerned that cryptocurrencies are often involved in fraud, which may cause speculative bubbles and cause investors to start considering this currency type safer after approv ......read more

Yew Digital Lock Becomes Sole Authorized Dealer for Solity in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - Yew Digital Lock, a leader in advanced security solutions, is proud to announce its new status as the sole authorized dealer for Solity in Singapore. This significant development is part of Yew Digital Lock's commitment to providing cutting-edge digital lock technology and exceptional service to its customers.

"Becoming the sole authorized agent for Solity in Singapore represents more than just an achievement for us—it's a commitment to offering reliable and advanced technology to our customers," said Darren Leong, Director of Yew Digital Lock. "We are dedicated to delivering top-tier digital security solutions for various properties, including HDBs, Condos, landed properties, and commercial properties, ensuring that the safety of our clients in Singapore is always secured." Yew Digital Locks offers a range of high-tech security products, including the popular Yew F11 model, known for its robust construction and advanced security features such as facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, and RFID capabilities. These products have been meticulously tested to perform exceptionally well in Singapore's climate. In addition to securing exclusive dealership rights with Solity, Yew Digital Locks is expanding its presence and services with plans to open the first Southeast Asia Digital Lock Service Centre and R&D Lab by 2024. This expansion will further establish Yew Digital Lock as a major player in the digital lock industry across the region. For more information about Yew Digital Lock and its range of products, visit Yew Digital Lock's website. Hashtag: #YewDigitalLockThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About Yew Digital LockF ......read more

IT Security Leaders Are Failing to Close a Boardroom Credibility Gap

Trend Micro reveals most security bosses are pressured to soften their language HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today revealed that four-fifths (79%) of global cybersecurity leaders have felt boardroom pressure to downplay the severity of cyber risks facing their organisation. To read more on Trend's latest research, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/explore/thecisocredibilitygap/2608-tl-en-rpt "Over half of security leaders say cyber is their biggest business risk. But they're failing to communicate that risk in a language the board understands. As a result they're ignored, belittled and accused of nagging," said Trend Micro's Technical Director Bharat Mistry. "Unless they can engage better with senior leadership, corporate cyber-resilience will suffer. The first step is to attain a single source of truth across the attack surface." Of those security leaders who came under pressure from their board, 43% say it is because they are seen as being repetitive or nagging and 42% that they are viewed as overly negative. A third (33%) claim they have been dismissed out of hand. This points to a serious credibility gap, closely linked to their inability to align cyber with business risk. In fact, 46% say that when they have been able to measure the business value of their cybersecurity strategy, they've been viewed with more credibility. Other benefits of this approach include IT security leaders being: Given more responsibility (45%) Seen as a more valued function (44%) Given more budget (43%) Brought into senior decision making (41%) Yet at present, a persistent communication gap exists between IT and business leadership. Only half (54%) of respondents are confident their C-suite completely understands the cyber-risks facing the organisation—a figure that has barely moved since 2021 (50%). Over a ......read more

Dr. Philip Fan J.P. (?????) Opens One-Stop Dental Facility in Shenzhen to Cater to New Consumption Patterns of Hong Kong Residents

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - The lifting of pandemic travel restrictions has driven a surge of Hong Kongers visiting mainland China for consumption, with dental services becoming a popular spending category. The dental clinic opened in Shenzhen by Dr. Philip Fan, J.P. (?????), the former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and the founder of Beame (???), has seen tremendous popularity with Hong Kong customers, at one point serving nearly 1,000 per day.

Dr. Philip Fan J.P. (?????) aims to provide more Hong Kongers access to comprehensive, cost-effective dental care, while also leveraging the Shenzhen clinic to help address Hong Kong's dental services supply-demand imbalance. Dr. Philip Fan (?????): Shenzhen Costs Allow Affordable Dental Care for Hong Kongers Located near Lo Wu station, the 100,000 square feet Beame (???) clinic houses around 100 dentists providing professional services. Founder Dr. Philip Fan J.P. (?????) understands that Hong Kong consumers now prioritize quality and value over just lower prices when traveling to the mainland. Beame is purposefully designed with an upscale clubhouse ambiance, unlike typical dental clinics. Additionally, Beame delivers premium customer service, with attentive Cantonese-speaking staff creating a welcoming environment for patients. Shenzhen's lower labor and rental costs enable Beame to charge just one-third the fees of local Hong Kong practitioners. Dr. Philip Fan J.P. (?????) believes Hong Kong patients can benefit from these cost advantages and reduced wait times. Beame also offers complimentary CT scans to help patients understand their issues ......read more

ONYX Hospitality Group Sets Revenue Target Of Over THB 9,400 Million for 2024

Expansion Plans: 9 New Locations for Amari, OZO, and Shama Brands Set to Open at Home and Abroad by 2025, Catering to Tourism Recovery Both Domestically and Internationally The expansion strategy solidifies the company's aim to achieve its vision of becoming "The Premier Medium-sized Hospitality Management Company in Southeast Asia." ONYX Hospitality Group is moving ahead with its expansion plans to manage over 50 hotels and properties by 2025, and 70 by 2028. BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - ONYX Hospitality Group, a prominent entity within the Italthai Group of Companies, stands as a premier enterprise in Thailand, excelling in the management of hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, and luxury residences. Its portfolio includes esteemed brands with wide recognition across the Asia Pacific region, including Amari, OZO, Shama, and Oriental Residence, of which operations are guided by the vision of becoming "The Best Medium-sized Hospitality Management Company in Southeast Asia."

ONYX Hospitality Group offers a comprehensive range of accommodation brands catering to the diverse needs of both short-term and long-term stays across many countries. These brands are well-equipped to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travelers. Beyond accommodation, ONYX Hospitality Group also manages a variety of businesses in the hospitality industry, such as spas and food and beverage outlets. Some of these include maai spa, Breeze spa, Prego, Amaya, Chom Sindh, and Nila. Yuthachai Charanachitta, the CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, said: "The company has set an ambitious revenue target of 9,463 million Baht for 2024. The Amari and OZO brands are pivotal in driving this revenue goal, with the Shama brand also experien ......read more

CDNetworks Unveils 10 Tbps Capacity Upgrade for Enhanced South & Southeast Asia Network Performance

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - CDNetworks, the APAC-leading network to deliver edge as a service, today unveiled a 10 Tbps capacity upgrade to enhance the digital network performance in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA). Building the Backbone of Digital SSEA The unveiled additional 10 Tbps bandwidth capacity upgrade is built on CDNetworks' 100% network coverage in the region. Complemented by the strategic deployment of 10 local scrubbing centers, CDNetworks is positioned to maintain its leading CDN performance throughout SSEA. The upgrade will also leverage enhanced collaborations with over 80 local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to expand its extensive reach by building more Points of Presence (PoPs), aiming to surpass a total of 220 PoPs upon completion for the year, covering all ASEAN members, South Asia, and the South Pacific Islands. This considerable enhancement will ensure a robust CDN throughout SSEA, significantly enhancing the digital experience for businesses and consumers alike. Antony Li, CDNetworks' Global Head of Infrastructure, emphasized the transformative potential of this upgrade for the digital economy in SSEA, highlighting its role in empowering businesses to thrive in the digital age. Shaping the Digital Landscape with Versatile Local Support Headquartered in Singapore and deeply rooted in SSEA for over two decades, CDNetworks is backed by a local support framework that combines infrastructure, local operation teams, and customized solutions to help organizations navigate the digital landscape. At the heart of its local operations are dedicated country managers, strategically placed offices, and a global support center in Malaysia. These components are pivotal in addressing the unique needs of the region, and has been instrumental in securing the trust of a range of industries, including e-commerce, gaming, travel, and media & entertainment. CDNetworks not only enhances online user experience ......read more

Unilever International's The Good Cart Marks Two-Year Milestone in Boosting Charitable Shopping in Singapore

Two years since launch and successful collaboration with The Food Bank, The Good Cart enters a new partnership with the Goh Chok Tong Enable FundSINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 – Marking its second anniversary, The Good Cart, a Unilever International-led initiative, today announced its partnership with the Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund (GCTEF), advancing The Good Cart's mission of fostering stronger social responsibility among businesses in Singapore. The new partnership expands the range of beneficiaries of the initiative, empowering consumers to choose directly how they want to make a positive impact on society. This builds on the momentum of a rewarding collaboration with The Food Bank, which has enabled employees of corporate partners to donate one meal for every S$50 spent. Launched by Unilever International – Unilever's global business unit and whitespace partner - The Good Cart initiative empowers corporate partners and their employees to do good by contributing to social causes while shopping over 400 Unilever brand household and personal care items at discounted prices. Since its launch, The Good Cart has successfully established over 50 corporate partnerships with the likes of Visa, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Google, Prudential and more. The collaboration with the Food Bank Singapore has successfully facilitated the donation of over 4,000 meals and S$50,000 in personal care items for low income and underprivileged individuals and families. The new partnership with GCTEF extends the opportunity for The Good Cart's corporate partners and their employees to play a part in supporting persons with disabilities. For every S$50 spent, shoppers can now choose to have Unilever donate S$2 to GCTEF, continuing The Good Cart's journey of social impact. "Empowering our customers to 'Buy good, Do good', we are delighted to embark on this partnership with the Goh Chok Tong Enable Fund to further our goal of bringing about positive change through the sale ......read more

ASUS IoT Announces Collaboration With BRESSNER to Unveil ASUS IoT Configure-to-Order Service (CTOS) Solution

Co-winning approach seamlessly integrates advanced features across ASUS IoT and BRESSNER Technology CTOS solutions, fostering synergySINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 20 May 2024 - ASUS IoT, the global AIoT solution provider, today announced a strategic partnership with BRESSNER Technology, a leading system service provider based in Groebenzell, Germany, to introduce the ASUS IoT Configure-to-Order Service (CTOS). This revolutionary service is designed to enhance operational efficiency through system modularization, offering seamless management where flexibility converges with unparalleled support. "The collaboration underscores our commitment to excellence," said Gabor Paxian, Senior Account Manager of BRESSNER Technology, "as ASUS IoT and BRESSNER Technology cultivate robust partnerships." With a sharp focus on quality assurance, enhanced by our dedicated research and development (R&D) team, ASUS IoT CTOS emerges as the preferred choice across diverse industries such as medical, industrial automation, smart retail and smart transportation. "This service guarantees clients get solutions tailored to their needs, supported by partners respected for their expertise," commented Casper Lee, EMEA Regional Head for ASUS AIoT. Non-stop service and client-focused customization Through the collaboration with BRESSNER Technology, ASUS IoT CTOS ensures round-the-clock support in Germany, enhancing customer service capabilities. With BRESSNER Technology's support, ASUS IoT's professional CTOS R&D team can efficiently address customer inquiries and offer expert guidance, drawing from extensive experience in the CTOS industry to swiftly resolve issues and create mutually-beneficial outcomes. At the heart of ASUS IoT CTOS is its focus on customization, empowering clients to enhance their solutions with essential products and components, such as ASUS IoT EBS-P300W, EBS-S300W and EBS-A700, to seamlessly align with unique business processes. Leveraging the resourc ......read more

ASUS Singapore is 10G Ready

ROG Rapture GT-BE98, ZenWiFi BQ16, ProArt Z790-Creator WiFi, WS X299 SAGE / 10G and ESC8000-E11 cater to evolving consumer and commercial needsSINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - ASUS welcomes and supports the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)'s plans to invest up to S$100 million to upgrade the nationwide broadband network to speeds of up to 10Gbps by 2023 for the 10G era. To encourage more households and businesses to adopt 10Gbps broadband services, we create 10G ready routers, motherboards, workstations and servers to pave the way for transformative technologies and unparalleled connectivity experiences.

ASUS Singapore is 10G Ready
Industry experts told CNA that 10Gbps network speeds would support the use of multiple devices in households, especially in applications that require higher data rates such as high-definition video streaming and online gaming. According to CNA, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong mentioned in his Budget 2024 speech that the upgrade would ensure that Singapore's connectivity infrastructure would be able to support technologies like AI and immersive media. As a pioneer in innovation, ASUS consistently delivers cutting-edge products that cater to evolving consumer and commercial needs. NETWORKING INNOVATION ROG Rapture GT-BE98: Game Beyond Speeds ROG Rapture GT-BE98 continues to push the boundaries of what is possible for gaming and networking. The quad-band WiFi 7 (802.11be) gaming router is tailored for next-gen computing with speeds of up to 25Gbps and dual 10Gbps ports. New 320MHz channels in the 6 GHz band and 4K-QAM significantly increases ......read more

Southco Adds New High Cycle Life Options For ST Torque Hinges

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 21 May 2024 - Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning technology has released the next generation of its trusted ST Torque Hinges, with more than double the cycle life of the previous version. ST Torque Hinges are compact, rugged, and high-torque to allow users to easily position panels and lids regardless of their weight. Their size and torque values fit designs ranging from the smallest webcams and consumer electronics, to portable computer screens, LCD displays, point-of-sale terminals, medical equipment, and larger enclosure panels. The new additions to this series, the ST-7A2 and ST-10A2, provide the same versatility, strength, and ergonomic benefits as their predecessors, with the added benefit of a greatly increased cycle life.

ST-7 ST-7A2 and ST-10A2 Torque Hinges
While torque hinges are an excellent way to improve the user experience for a product, they had an inherent limitation: increased wear on the internal mechanism. Since the mechanism takes part of the load off the user, it naturally wears down over time, losing some of the torque that makes it desirable. On a long enough timeline, and with enough use, a torque hinge can feel similar to a normal hinge when its mechanism's strength is depleted. The ST-7A2 and ST-10A2 solve this problem by upgrading this internal mechanism. This upgrade dramatically increases the cycle life of the hinge, so it can function correctly for a product's enti ......read more

When the Yangtze Meets the Hudson: Civilizations Prosper Harmoniously in Exchange

NANJING, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 20 May 2024 - The Hudson River in the United States flows southward into the Atlantic Ocean, while China's Yangtze River courses eastward into the Pacific Ocean. Despite their geographical separation, the flourishing Sino-U.S. trade and cultural exchanges have tightly connected these two rivers. On April 19, Nanjing, a significant city on the Yangtze River, brought the essence of Chinese culture to New York, a key city on the Hudson River during the United Nations Chinese Language Day event titled "A Journey of Creation, Connection and Harmony" at the UN headquarters in New York. This year marks the 15th UN Chinese Language Day, and the theme's emphasis on "harmony" and "connection" conveys the essence of peace, amity, cooperation, and alignment.

To further promote the concepts of "harmony" and "connection", Nanjing, in collaboration with UNESCO, will highlight the 2024 Nanjing Dialogue on Yangtze River Culture at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia from May 20 to May 25. This special dialogue session will engage in conversations about urban civilization along rivers with countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Experts and youth representatives from around the world in the fields of water conservancy and water culture research will discuss topics including rivers and cultural identity, the evolution of rivers, cities and civilizations, development of historical and cultural spaces within river basins, and the contemporary significance of traditional wisdom found in heritage and intangible cultural heritage. Cities built upon great rivers often symbolize opportunity and inclusiveness. New York, nicknamed the "Big Apple", has several origin stor ......read more

Louis Vuitton partners with Galaxy Macau

To unveil an exclusive Resort 24 pop-in at Galaxy Promenade store and an exceptional branded Pool takeover at Banyan Tree MacauMACAU SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 20 May 2024 - In celebration of the exclusive pre-launch of LV By the Pool FW24 women's collection and the release of Pre-fall 24 drop 2 men's collection. Galaxy Promenade store will be transformed into expressions of the Resort 24 concept from 23rd May 2024. Recreating the Maison's motifs through giant sculptured seashells, the installation is set against a beige monogram backwall, evoking the perfect summer getaway by the coast. To continue the journey, Louis Vuitton has partnered with Galaxy Macau? to take over the poolside of Cabana at Banyan Tree Macau from the 23rd May to 5th June 2024. The space including the pool side accessories- sun beds, pillows, poolside umbrellas and the summer ice-cream cart will be transformed using the coral monogram tile print from the LV By the Pool collection to provide an exclusive bespoke experience for guests. LV BY THE POOL 2024 The Maison's heritage shifts into holiday mode; classic and new creations capture a fresh approach to destination dressing and living. A relaxed wardrobe adapted for seaside and city, the collection also comprises a wide range of Louis Vuitton's métiers such as ready-to-wear, bags, silks, shoes, sunglasses, jewellery and accessories – all suited to getaways near and far.

LVacation Bucket
Exclusively available at Galaxy Macau, the plush LVacation Tote and bucket bag is designed for beach lovers. Made from ultra-supple certified organic terrycloth, featuring a woven version of the Monogr ......read more