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

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

Netac launches new Shadow II DDR5 memory with improved performance

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

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

2022 Cloud Travel EXPO.Taitung Taiwan Starts on 24th

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

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

The Awards Announcement of HKDA Global Design Awards 2021

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

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

Banyan Tree Group Debuts in Japan with Five Upcoming Properties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Platinum Fitness Opens Up A New Branch At Tanglin Mall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email Threats Spike 101%, Remains a Top Attack Vector

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

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

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

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

BruHealth inspires Brunei Princess’ painting gift to EVYD Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft launches APAC Enabler Mentorship Program in nine countries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DHL Supply Chain Australia agrees to acquire The Glen Cameron Group

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

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

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

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

Ground-breaking A-ROSA SENA on maiden voyage

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

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

ChainUp inks strategic partnership with asset and wealth management firm Bedrock

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

Bybit Launchpad 2.0 to Host OpenBlox (OBX) IEO

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

Correcting and Replacing: DHL Express Singapore Spearheads Sustainable Logistics with 80 Additional Electric Vehicles

CORRECTION by DHL: The infographic has been updated. The corrected release reads: SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - DHL Express, the world's leading international express service provider, today announced the addition of 80 electric vehicles (EVs) to its Singapore fleet, in partnership with ComfortDelGro, one of the world's largest land transport companies. Together with the 10 EVs that are currently in its fleet, DHL Express Singapore will have a total of 90 EVs on Singapore roads by October 2022. This eight-fold increase in the number of operational EVs will make DHL Express Singapore the first logistics provider in the country to transition to a commercial EV fleet of this scale.

At a launch ceremony today graced by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister for Transport, DHL Express Singapore also announced that it will be investing close to SGD 8 million into electrifying its fleet over the next five years. Part of this investment amount goes towards a five-year EV leasing and maintenance agreement with ComfortDelGro's car leasing subsidiary, ComfortDelGro Rent-A-Car Pte Ltd for 80 electric vans. Another part of the investment will support the installation of 105 charging points across its service centers, and 25 more EVs of other vehicle types that will support other areas of operations, such as shipment distribution across its facilities. The 25 other EVs will be added in the next 12 months. Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said, "We are on a journey towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 with a focus on clean operations. As a leader in express logistics, we have a responsibility to guide and influence the industry to reduce ......read more

OctaFX goes swap-free: here’s how it will affect traders

OctaFX decided to remove swaps—fees traders pay for leaving their orders open overnight. Here’s how it will affect the broker’s clients. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - The global broker OctaFX recently announced that it went swap-free in all countries where it operates. Now traders don't have to pay this type of fee if they leave their orders open overnight. But why did they pay it in the first place? Let's explore swap fees and why brokers charge them.

Forex trading usually implies using leverage to open larger positions which could generate more profit. Since using leverage is a way of borrowing money from a broker, traders have to pay interest when their orders are open longer than one day. Swap is a way to charge it. Swap fees depend on the interest rate differential between the currencies in a pair, called the swap rate. Swaps are calculated based on whether the order is short or long and are usually charged at midnight. On Wednesday night, traders have to pay weekend swaps triple the usual size. They mostly use an intraday strategy to avoid paying swaps, which significantly narrows their investment experience. A swap fee can sometimes—though quite rarely—be paid to a trader. How? The answer is in the swap rate, which sometimes can be positive, provided that the interest rate of one currency is negative. The formula for calculating the fee is as follows: Swap = (lots * long or short points * point size) Let's calculate the swap for one of the most popular currency pairs, EURUSD. If a trader opens a long EURUSD order of 10,000 units and closes it the next day, the swap would be: (0.1 * –5.616 * 1) = –0.56 U ......read more

Giken Mobility’s Iso-branded Electric Motorcycles Partnered with Rider Dome to feature revolutionary rider safety system in Iso’s Upcoming Electric Motorcycle

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - Giken Mobility Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has recently partnered with Rider Dome, a Singapore startup providing motorcyclists with real-time alerts against critical threats on the road. Giken Mobility's exclusive global licensee and manufacturer of the Italian heritage motorcycle brand, Iso ("Iso") owned by the family of Ferruccio Lamborghini, to feature Rider Dome's Advanced AI-based Rider Assistance technology in Iso's upcoming electric motorcycle. While Advanced Driving Assistance has already become a common practice in the four-wheeler industry and was found to reduce road accidents by 40%, the motorcycle industry still lags far behind. Giken Mobility and Rider Dome's partnership seeks to pioneer this change and accelerate the rate at which motorcyclists adopt this life-saving technology. The system will provide Iso riders with crucial alerts such as blind-spot alert, collision alert, safe distance alert, and more, giving riders the extra few seconds to react in the event of an emergency. In recent years, similar partnerships have placed Singapore at the forefront of innovation in the automotive space. Customers can expect to get a first glimpse of the Rider Dome powered Iso electric motorcycle at the International Cycle and Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan in November 2022. "We are excited about the partnership and confident that Rider Dome will provide Iso's riders with a new and safer riding experience. Iso is a perfect partner since it reflects the future of motorcycles which combine innovation along with practical and modern design." Says Yoav Elgrichi, CEO of Rider Dome. Sydney Yeung, CEO of Giken Mobility, commented "Today, riders aren't just looking for comfort and economical vehicles. What they are truly looking for is the vehicle that delivers the entire package. Customers want motorcycles that are great for the environment, machines that are designed to perfection, and above-all, tech ......read more

7 in 10 Employers Open to Hiring Inexperienced Coders Amid Talent Crunch

Almost nine in ten (89%) employers say there is a shortage of talent with the required coding skills to a "large" and "some" extent. About 7 in 10 employers are open to hiring candidates who may not have the relevant education degree (67%) or job experience (65%) but have industry-relevant micro-credentials and certifications in coding skills for a role. According to employers, the top three reasons for tech talent shortage is "difficulty in finding talent with the right requisite skills" (58%), "new technologies are outpacing supply of workers with the right skills" (49%), and "fierce competition among companies in hiring tech talent" (46%). SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - Coding skills are growing in prevalence for many job roles across sectors in Singapore. However, almost nine in ten (89%) employers say that there is a shortage of talent with the required coding skills to a "large" and "some" extent. With the challenge to find the right talent, seven in ten employers are open to hiring candidates who may not have the relevant education degree (67%) or job experience (65%) but have industry-relevant micro-credentials and certifications in coding skills for a role.

These are some of the key findings from NTUC LearningHub's recently launched Industry Insights report on Coding, to uncover the importance of acquiring coding knowledge, the demand for tech-lite and tech-heavy roles, as well as the priority skills required of employees. The report is based on a survey with 200 business leaders across various industries in Singapore, and interviews with industry practitioners, and experts from NTUC Learning ......read more

Infor Nets 7-Year SaaS Deal with New Zealand Seafood Giant Sealord

Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage to play crucial role in steering Kiwi success story toward gains in sustainability, cost efficiency and supply chain traceability NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - Infor®, the industry cloud company, today announced that Sealord, one of the largest seafood companies in the Southern Hemisphere, has selected Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (F&B) and Infor Supply Chain Planning (SCP) in an initial seven-year, multi-tenant SaaS agreement to enhance productivity, improve forecasting and better measure sustainability.

Matthew Dodd, CIO, Sealord
Sealord chose leading cloud ERP provider Infor as a strategic partner to implement an operational cloud-based platform that provides day-one functionality gains as well as continuing to adapt and improve into the future. As an asset-intensive business, Sealord is also looking to incorporate a stronger and modernised asset management solution to cater to its end-to-end requirements. These include purchase and commissioning, maintenance and asset management, and tracking from both land- and sea-based users. Learn more about Infor CloudSuite F&B: https://www.infor.com/products/cloudsuite-food-and-beverage Along with reducing risk and improving efficiencies across the business, Sealord's focus on promoting positive sustainability practices resulted in the selection of Infor CloudSuite, built specifically for its F&B industry, to establish specific carbon and other sustainability measures, such as sea temperature and plastics usage monitoring, to enable and improve reporting, management, and progress on sustainability goals. S ......read more

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7-Eleven x Tiger Beer unveils Singapore’s first beachfront store in Sentosa

Exciting new beachfront store on the sands of popular Palawan beach is now open – bringing beachside convenience to even more locals and tourists alike!SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - Singapore's favourite convenience store, 7-Eleven, and the country's favourite, Tiger Beer, have joined forces to unveil the very first beachfront convenience store right on the sands of Palawan Beach Walk, Sentosa! On 25th and 26th June, the first-of-its-kind store will kick off opening celebrations with a variety of promotions and special treats for families enjoying the last weekend of the school holidays and for young adults and tourists who have made hanging out on the beaches of Sentosa their highlight of the week.

7-Eleven Store Front View
Perched right on the sands of the popular Palawan beach, this instagrammable 7-Eleven store can be spotted from afar with its vibrant murals and unique graffiti artwork on its facade. This exciting store offers ice-cold Tiger beer on reverse tap, exclusive Nitro Tea and icy Arctic Coke to help beat the heat, of course, along with 7-Eleven's all-time favourites - Slurpee, Mr. Softee and 7CAFÉ. Guests can enjoy their refreshing drinks, hot snacks and even ready-to-eat meals at the special 7-Eleven x Tiger Beer chillout area on the sands or at their favourite beach spot. Ice-cold Tiger Beer Quick and Easy To help people get their drinks fast, 7-Eleven and Tiger Beer will be bringing a special reverse tap bar, which will automatically dispense the right pour of beer in each cup consistently – without needing a bartender. The reverse tap dispenser is fast, convenient and easy, giving you more time to spend soaking ......read more

Babel Finance Raises $80 Million in a Series B funding round, Valuation Hits $2 Billion

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 June 2022 - Babel Finance, a crypto financial service provider that provides digital asset loans, recently raised $80 million in a Series B funding round. The investment increased the company's worth to $2 billion. Leading venture capital companies such as Circle Ventures, 10T Holdings, Jenerations Capital, BAI Capital and Bertelsmann, and Dragonfly Capital led the fundraising. Babel Finance's $80 million funding round is not its first. Last year, it secured $40 million from Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital China, Zoo Capital, and other big institutional investors. Del Wang, the company's CEO, commented on the move, saying that the crypto sector is "full of opportunities and hidden hazards." The funding round also supports the long-term path for crypto, and that it has the potential to replace gold and its position in the present financial system, he believes. For decades, gold investors have extolled the precious yellow metal as the ideal "store of value," shielding their investments from the destructive effects of inflation. Then along comes Bitcoin. Some cryptocurrency supporters have recently claimed that crypto can keep up with growing prices better than gold. They say it will be even more independent of the dollar and other mainstream financial assets because it exists wholly outside the current financial system. Traditionally, investors concerned about inflation and the loss of fiat currencies' purchasing value have turned to gold. Because of its scarcity and durability, the argument is that gold is a greater store of value than paper money, which has an infinite supply and is backed by the government. However, has gold been stable and a good store of value? In 2021, gold's limitations as an inflation hedge were even more evident. Gold was down as consumer prices rose at their fastest rate since 2008. On the other hand, Bitcoin and many other crypto assets enjoyed growth in value, despite recent volatilit ......read more

Grand Pharma’s Innovative Product for Liver Tumors, Y-90, Is Commercialized in Mainland China, Empowering "Nuclear Power" to The Company’s Performance

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - On 19 June, the technology innovation pharmaceutical company, Grand Pharmaceutical Group Limited (stock code: 0512.HK)’s global innovative product, SIR-Spheres® Y-90 microsphere injection for the treatment of liver malignant tumors, was officially commercialized in Mainland China. An innovative treatment method at the level of “nuclear weapons” is now available for patients with liver cancer in Mainland China. "Super nuclear bomb" fills the gap in treatment and helps to overcome liver cancer SIR-Spheres® Y-90 microsphere injection is a targeted internal radionuclide product for liver malignant tumors, applying the world’s leading interventional technology to inject Y-90 microsphere injection into the blood vessels of the liver tumors and release high-energy beta radiation to kill tumor cells. It is still the only product in the world for selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for colorectal cancer liver metastases. During the 20 years since it was launched, Y-90 microsphere injection has treated more than 120,000 patients worldwide. Its clinical safety and efficacy have been widely recognized, and is recommended by the guidelines issued by different institutions. Since the beginning of this year, many grade-A primary hospitals in Tianjin, Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Hangzhou, Hunan, Liaoning, Haikou and other provinces and cities have successfully performed precision interventional surgery of Y-90 microsphere injection for many patients. At present, all patients that had interventional surgery have undergone SPECT examinations, which are in line with pre-treatment expectations. As Y-90 gradually enters grade-A primary hospitals in Mainland China, the product will provide a new and effective treatment method for a large number of patients with liver malignant tumors in Mainland China, creating potential surgical resection opportunities, filling the gap in the local treatment of colorectal cancer liver metastase ......read more

Enriching Lives through Excellent Service Hang Lung Frontline Staff "Go the Extra Mile" to Show Their Commitment to Customer-Centricity Amid the Pandemic

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Hang Lung Properties Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 00101) (the “Company” or “Hang Lung”) hosted its 2022 Hang Lung Emerald Award presentation ceremony, honoring frontline staff members for exemplifying the Hang Lung service philosophy of customer-centricity, and the We Do It Well motto through the provision of exceptional customer service.

Mr. Adriel Chan, Vice Chair (1st from the right), Mr. Weber Lo, Chief Executive Officer (2nd from the left) and senior management of Hang Lung Properties attend the 2022 Hang Lung Emerald Award presentation ceremony to commend frontline staff winners for upholding the service philosophy of customer-centric even amid the pandemic Mr. Adriel Chan, Vice Chair of Hang Lung Properties, congratulated the winners and said, “Our frontline staff are an indispensable bridge between the Company, our customers and the communities we serve. At the heart of it, they communicate our vision, mission and values through actions that demonstrate their focus on customer-centricity. This year’s Emerald Award winners epitomize what it means to do it well in their vital roles, creating a Hang Lung branded experience to customers, and enriching lives through excellent service.” Two Emerald Award-winning cases were honored at the ceremony, involving guest services and operational hygiene personnel from Kornhill Apartments in Hong Kong, and Riverside 66 in Tianjin. The first Emerald Award was present for actions with the rescue of a chronically-ill elderly resident living alone, while the second saw the staff member provide proactive assistance to two tourists who are enthusiastic ph ......read more

Shopee to help local sellers boost sales with more collaborative features

Shopee shared initiatives and resources to support local businesses at Seller Summit 2022 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Shopee seeks to help local sellers attract more new and returning customers on the platform with new and more collaborative seller marketing tools.

Director of Shopee Malaysia Kavan Sito emphasised that the platform stays committed to helping more people and businesses access the benefits of the digital economy through technology.
According to Kavan Sito, Director of Shopee Malaysia, starting Q3 this year, all sellers can expect to expand their reach through over 13,000 Shopee affiliate partners to gain a wider audience and boost sales via Shopee Affiliate Marketing Solution (AMS). The affiliate partners include social media influencers, coupon and cashback platforms, price comparison platforms and content publishers. Selected sellers who participated in AMS between October and December last year achieved up to 16 times return on their advertisement investment. Speaking at the Shopee Seller Summit on 16 June, Sito said that reviews are essential to help create trust and appeal for a product online. As such, Shopee will also be enabling sellers to reward users for leaving useful product reviews. Apart from that, the platform will also be enhancing its voucher features that will enable sellers to incentivise new buyers as well as reward repeat buyers for their loyalty. "These are among many innovative seller marketing features that Shopee will be launching in the coming months to help sellers drive long-term business growth," Sito said. The Shopee Seller Summit-themed "Level Up: Driv ......read more

"Recycle Your Bottles" at Starstreet Precinct

Recycle Plastic Bottle and Plant a Tree – Through an Interactive 4-Step Recycling Programme Let's contribute to building the upcycled festive Christmas decorations HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Have you ever thought of giving a new life to your used plastic bottles? With its continued efforts to promote eco-friendly initiatives, Starstreet Precinct is offering a "Recycle Your Bottles" initiative to collect recyclable plastic bottles and use them for building the Christmas decorations, while as a token of appreciation, a new tree will be planted on behalf of you.

Starting from 20 June 2022, Starstreet Precinct will be setting up 16 limited-time PET plastic bottle recycle points within the Admiralty and Wan Chai neighbourhood. With only four simple recycling steps, successful participants will be rewarded with a tree planted on their behalf, by EcoMatcher's Global Forest Program, in a forest in Nepal. Participants can name the tree, and keep track of the tree's exciting growth progress, in addition to its species and carbon sequestration, on the EcoMatcher platform. This hopes to enhance the awareness of the public towards cherishing our environment. Starstreet Precinct partners with Hong Kong-based New Life Plastics, a Joint Venture between Baguio, ALBA and Swire Coca-Cola, to process the collected post-consumer PET bottles at its state-of-the-art EcoPark facility in Tuen Mun. The plastic bottles will be turned into plastic flakes for Starstreet Precinct to upcycle and build the Christmas decorations. Stay tuned for the special decorations made from the recycled bottles to celebrate the community's combined effor ......read more

Enhanced Security is Driving Private 5G Network Adoption

Global organizations say they're ready to team up with partners to make it happenHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced a new study* revealing the prospect of improved security and privacy capabilities are the main motivations behind private 5G wireless network projects. To read a full copy of the report, Security Expectations in Private 5G Networks: A journey with partners, please visit here or join the webinar with Trend Micro and 451 Research on June 23 here. "Private 5G networks are cloudy: two-thirds of respondents told us their deployments will use the technology in some way," said Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global market intelligence. "Yet the cloud's shared responsibility model means these enterprise customers will need to build their own security capabilities. They said they'll need expert security partners to help them on this journey. Organizations have great expectations for 5G security, but the quality of their partnerships will be the real differentiator." Across smart factories, smart hospitals, and other locations, a growing range of organizations is looking to private 5G networks for coverage, control, low latency, and enhanced security as one of the enterprise networks. "We see security risk management as one of the key drivers of the business. There is also a strong desire to focus on ensuring organizations achieve situational awareness across IT, OT, and CT communication technology, such as private 5G," said Yohei Ishihara, security evangelist at Trend Micro. However, such environments raise a different set of security issues than those in traditional IT and OT environments. While the biggest concern (31%) for respondents is the exposure of data carried on the private wireless network, they also highlighted top key attack vectors, including: OS software vulnerabilities (37%) ......read more

Artist Han Guru Signs With SBD Entertainment, A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Of Spackman Media Group

Han Guru returns to the Korean entertainment sector with the signing of an exclusive contract with SBD Entertainment Han Guru debuted as a singer in 2011 and successfully made the leap to acting in K-dramas such as MARRIAGE NOT DATING (2014), CAN WE GET MARRIED (2012) and GIRL K (2011) Aside from Han Guru, SBD Entertainment also represents top Korean actor Son Suk-ku and one of Korea's rapidly rising young actors, Han Ji-hyun SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded in 2011 by media & technology investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that Han Guru returns to the Korean entertainment sector after signing an exclusive contract with SBD Entertainment Inc. ("SBD Entertainment"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"). Han Guru debuted as a singer in 2011 and successfully made the leap to acting, appearing in K-dramas such as MARRIAGE NOT DATING (2014), CAN WE GET MARRIED (2012) and GIRL K (2011). Previously, Han Guru was awarded the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards (2014), New Icon at the 7th Style Icon Awards (2014) and Best New TV Actress at the 19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards (2011). Aside from Han Guru, SBD Entertainment also represents and manages the careers of 12 artists, including top Korean actor Son Suk-ku and one of Korea's rapidly rising young actors, Han Ji-hyun. About Spackman Entertainment Group LimitedSpackman Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL" or the "Company"), and together with its subsidiaries, (the "Group"), is one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups. SEGL is primarily engaged in the independent development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. The Company was founded in 2011 by renowned media and technology i ......read more

4 in 5 Asia Pacific Consumers Have Experienced Effects of Climate Change and Recognize the Importance of Environmental Sustainability When Making Nutrition-Related Decisions – Herbalife Nutrition Survey

Herbalife Nutrition launches its Asia Pacific Simply Recycle Challenge to encourage collective action against climate changeHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, today released findings from its Asia Pacific Nutrition Sustainability Survey, which revealed that the vast majority – four in five – of consumers in Asia Pacific said that they have experienced the effects of climate change (79%), and recognize the importance of environmental sustainability in making nutrition-related decisions (78%).

Conducted in April 2022, Herbalife Nutrition's Asia Pacific Nutrition Sustainability Survey 2022 polled 5,500 consumers aged 18 to 75 in 11 Asia Pacific markets, including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The survey shed light on consumers' attitudes towards sustainable nutrition, the environmentally sustainable nutrition-related actions that they intend to take, and the importance of sustainability efforts by nutrition companies. Among those respondents who consider environmental sustainability important, their top considerations are "the amount of waste generated"(65%) and "the amount/material of packaging a product uses" (62%) when they decide whether to purchase a nutrition product. Additionally, three-fourths (76%) feel the recyclability of packaging materials is important in making nutrition-related decisions. This is felt most strongly by respondents in the Philippines (93%) and Thailand (89%). The survey also revealed that close to 80% of consumers in APAC would pay more for nutrition choices that suppor ......read more

Asia’s Smartest Gym – GoFit – Debuts in Singapore

No-frills and fuss-free concept offers memberships from only $88 per monthSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - Gym goers and fitness enthusiasts of all levels can rejoice at the debut of a new high value, low price (HVLP) gym brand in Singapore, GoFit, which is sure to lend more vibrancy to the local fitness scene. No-frills and fuss-free, GoFit is guided by its brand values of Smart, Bold, and Invigorating, and promises members a smart new way to train using its technology-driven approach to staffing, access, and working out. Prices start from a jaw-dropping $88 per month with no prepay or joining fee. GoFit is a new gym concept developed by Asia's largest health club operator Evolution Wellness Group (Evolution Wellness), whose portfolio also includes popular gym brand Fitness First. GoFit makes its debut in Singapore through Evolution Wellness's global licensing programme. Singapore's pioneer GoFit gym opened in Geylang in early May, while another location at Changi, Singapore will open its doors this October. Another variant of GoFit is also slated to open in Brisbane, Australia, in October. Marc Lorenzi, CEO of FitBiz Pte Ltd and licensee for GoFit Geylang, said, "We are very excited to be partnering with Asia's leading Fitness and Wellness operator Evolution Wellness. We believe in the thriving High Value Low Price market and our ambition is to allow fitness to be affordable and fun for as many people as possible. When we saw the concept of GoFit, we knew that this fitness offering was built for the future. The technology, seamless member experience and value for money provided to members made partnering with GoFit an easy choice. We are very glad to be able to bring this amazing product to the people in Singapore." GoFit Geylang is a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar investment in the heart of Geylang. With its distinct six-story building and colourful, eye-catching façade, GoFit welcomes all levels of gym goers, from the new-to-fitne ......read more

Babel Finance: 80M Capital Injection Confirms the Future of Crypto

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 June 2022 - With an USD 80M capital injection in May 2022, when crypto markets are bearish, confidence in Babel Finance by many of the world's leading investment institutions and investors shows that there is a future in crypto. Del Wang, the Co-Founder and CEO of Babel Finance, is confident in the growth of cryptocurrency, and the increasing mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies will create a market even bigger than gold. Del Wang and the Babel Finance crypto team in Hong Kong and Singapore know that the latest funding round sets an upward trajectory in the perception of crypto and other tokens with institutional investors. Impact of the Ukraine war As the Ukraine war continues, Del Wang believes that the growing uncertainty will drive investors to seek assets that might help mitigate sovereign risk, including Bitcoin. As it becomes more popular in 2022, Bitcoin will continue to grow as demand rises and supply declines, with occasional corrections predicted. In addition, according to Del Wang and Babel Finance's crypto research team, some clear trends are emerging in the volatile crypto market. First, the rising status of crypto assets At the macro level, order and chaos go back and forth. Every out-of-order fiat currency credit reconstruction corresponds to a new anchor. At the beginning, it was grain, then it moved to gold, and now along to Bitcoin. Bitcoin has the risk-aversion attribute in the next period and has the opportunity to become a strategic deployment resource for some important countries. In the future, the market value of crypto may also far exceed gold, and the total size of the crypto asset market might be 3-5 times that of today in three years, Del Wang believes. Aside from the current chaos like the Ukraine crisis, technological innovation and celebrity endorsements significantly impacting the mainstream adoption of Bitcoin and crypto among institutional investors, concerned investors are al ......read more

OPPO Brings the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator to VivaTech 2022

OPPO has joined up with three international startups to share its vision on the future of innovation with technology insiders at VivaTech 2022, as the call for entries for the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator reaches its closing stages.PARIS, FRANCE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - OPPO today made its first-ever appearance at VivaTech 2022, Europe’s biggest startup and tech event. During the event, OPPO shared details of its ongoing OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator program and introduced several technology startups working in the areas of accessible technology and digital health. As the company grows its presence in Europe, OPPO hopes to extend its collaboration with local technology startups and further unlock the potential of innovation to serve users worldwide.

VivaTech 2022 “We are living in in an ever-changing world and must face brand new challenges every day. But luckily, technology is also constantly evolving and there will be new solutions to new problems if we strive to find them. That’s why we host the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator programme. We hope to join hands with the startup community to solve the problems we are all facing with the power of technology,” said Ren Yan, Director of Open Innovation Europe, OPPO.
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OmniFoods Introduces OmniPork and OmniSeafood to Canada Embracing the plant-based dining trend with restaurant collaborations

VANCOUVER, CANADA - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - The world's first 100% plant-based OmniPork, and the ground-breaking OmniSeafood, will launch at select restaurants in Canada this Canada Day (July 1st). The brand has taken Asia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom by storm due to OmniFoods's mission of creating inclusive plant-based products with a focus on good taste. The brand's hero ground pork product is celebrated for its tenderness, juiciness, texture, versatility and sustainability. The OmniSeafood line has also been praised for its innovation. Both OmniPork and OmniSeafood product lines will be featured in a variety of creative, globally inspired dishes developed by restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto, before a retail launch slated for late this summer.

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Created in 2018, OmniPork allows chefs to curate an infinite variety of plant-based dishes and can be seasoned, steamed, pan- or deep-fried, stuffed or crumbled. Made using a proprietary blend of plant-based protein from non-GMO soy, peas, shiitake mushrooms and rice, OmniPork's products contain less saturated fat, less calories, and contains 0mg cholesterol* compared to animal-based pork products. The OmniSeafood was launched on World Oceans Day 2021. Featuring two iconic products, Omni Classic Fillet and Omni Golden Fillet, this product line is made with a proprietary blend of non-GMO soy, pea, rice, and non-GMO expeller-pressed canola oil. Omni Classic Fillet and Omni Golden Fillet is also low in saturated fat, contains 0mg cholesterol*, free from trans fat and heavy metals, providing a healthier choice in the market. With indistin ......read more

Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program in its 12th year of nurturing University Students’ Corporate Social Responsibility

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - This year, 80 business students in the Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program (CIP) will have the unique opportunity to intern with local NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and contribute their business knowledge and creative ideas through actual community projects to help these organizations build capacity. Since its debut in 2010, nearly 850 students have benefited from the program.

Mr. Anson Kwok, Head of Commercial Bank, Citi Hong Kong (fourth row third from left) and Mr. Chua Hoi-wai, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Council of Social Service (third row third from left) pictured with the interns, NGO and university representatives at the online Launch Ceremony for the Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program 2022.
This is the 12th year this first-of-its-kind cross-sector collaboration between academia, business and NGOs has been organized. 80 business school students have been selected and will be placed in 40 NGOs serving various groups including low-income, elderly, children and persons with disabilities, as well as helping in environmental conservation. Sponsored and organized by Citi, and co-organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), CIP aims to cultivate Hong Kong's future business leaders to be more caring and responsible individuals through a broadened understanding of the community's needs and challenges and the ideals of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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8V.com, the World’s First Metaverse Crypto Exchange, is expanding globally and running free airdrops events in June

RICHMOND HILL, CANADA - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - 8V.com, the predominantly Southern Asian-focused metaverse crypto exchange, went from nil to 150,000 users in 3 months. The platform processes thousands of transactions every hour, helping users make quick investments with high levels of efficiency and security. 8V.com has successfully launched its application on Google Play and optimized OTC services to cater to the needs of the majority of users. The platform has reached agreements with well-known OTC service providers Onramper and OTC365, working together to provide traders with flexible, secure, and high-quality transaction experiences. To show gratitude to its users, 8V.com is running a one-month free airdrops event in June, with a total of 10,000 USDT prize pool. Users simply need to register and verify their phone number and email to receive airdrops. Those who complete the easy tasks set up by the platform or actively interact with others in the community will get extra rewards. 8V.com integrates a variety of elements including cryptocurrency, mini-games and social activities to build an innovative virtual entertainment world. The unique combination of its products and services has led to the success of a genuine metaverse crypto exchange. 8V.com provides reliable, secure, user-friendly, and real-time financial information and a comprehensive range of virtual financial trading services to users worldwide. Furthermore, it has the broadest range of metaverse coins. With Money Services Business (MSB) license issued by the United States and Canada, 8V.com is allowed to provide crypto trading services legally. It is a vital milestone for the platform as it is seeking to expand its customer base globally. 8V.com is a leading blockchain service provider with a team of international professionals in the finance and technology sectors. The user-centric metaverse crpto exchange offers a range of services much like any other crypto exchange, including ......read more

Epicor Speeds Digital Transformation with New Epicor Automation Studio

Low code iPaaS solution enables citizen integrators to connect data and automate workflows across Epicor and third-party cloud applicationsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today introduced Epicor Automation Studio, an integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution embedded within Epicor Kinetic and Epicor Prophet 21 that empowers citizen integrators to effortlessly connect data and automate workflows both within their Epicor solutions as well as with more than 1,000 applications and databases. As many organizations modernize IT ecosystems and expand their portfolio of software and data platforms, they are challenged with connecting siloed systems, applications, and data sources to deliver accurate, highly available information to users across the organization, as well as automatically take action on business events and triggers. Epicor Automation Studio, powered by Workato, addresses these challenges head-on, offering a low code integration and synchronization tool that makes it easy for Epicor users to connect their data across applications and create automated workflows, all directly from their native Epicor environments, and in collaboration with IT for governance. "Epicor Automation Studio puts the power of intelligent integration and workflow automation in the hands of our users," said Kerrie Jordan, Vice President of Data Platforms at Epicor. "With low code, visually intuitive capabilities embedded directly within their Epicor platform, Epicor customers can get the most value out of their entire technology stack, eliminate the headache of maintaining complex systems, and shift costs to areas that will help them strategically grow their business." Epicor Automation Studio provides self-service access to a marketplace of connectors and tools, including more than 400,000 published "recipes" – or pre-built workflow automations – giving users a ......read more

Cove Rolls Out Exclusive Platform to Track Property Portfolio with Real-time Data for Its Landlords in Singapore

Market leading data-driven platform with real-time updates for landlordsSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Cove, Southeast Asia's leading one-stop home rental platform today announced the launch of its best-in-class property management tech platform, developed specifically for Cove's partner landlords. With Singapore as one of its key markets in the region, the platform is set to revolutionise property management for landlords and further cement Cove's positioning as an all-encompassing platform that serves the needs of tenants and landlords. This feature-rich software was developed in-house at Cove and is the culmination of nearly 4 years of experience working with landlords to understand their wants and needs. It will provide live portfolio data and unrivalled insights into the performance of the landlord's properties, allowing them to monitor the progress seamlessly. This includes a comprehensive rundown of the property and tenant details, a financial component to track return on investment and a tab that allows landlords to access tenancy agreements easily. In addition, the platform will also highlight any ongoing tickets or complaints from tenants that Cove currently manages. It will also give landlords access to historical data regarding occupancy and rental income of their property. To further enhance the end-to-end experience for landlords, Cove continues to provide an onboarding process for any new properties added to the platform. This includes home-staging and furnishing to make the property more appealing to potential tenants and a complete 360 immersive virtual reality tour of the listing, which features on their slick online listing platform. Commenting on the rollout of Cove's landlord platform, Sophie Jokelson, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Cove said, "At Cove, we believe that creating value for all our stakeholders is the key to a sustainable business model. We have successfully made renting more accessible and tenant- ......read more

Qashier powers GastroBeats with cashless solutions

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Qashier is proud to be the official point-of-sale (POS) for food and music festival, GastroBeats 2022. This marks the Singapore FinTech startup's foray into the events payment solutions space. DBS (official bank) and Visa (official payment), join Qashier as official sponsors, to bring a holistic cashless purchasing experience to attendees. "The timeliness of GastroBeats means a lot to both merchants and attendees who have been craving for a live event of this scale since the Covid19 pandemic. We're excited to partner with GastroBeats to enable contactless ordering and payments across the entire event, ensuring a safe and streamlined experience for everyone" Christopher Choo, CEO and Co-founder of Qashier. As the official POS sponsor, Qashier powers the entire 14,200 sqm event space at Bayfront Avenue with cashless payments - around 40 F&B stalls and retail brands are equipped with QashierPay smart terminals, allowing them to accept a myriad of cashless payment methods, including credit/debit cards, and e-wallets. During GastroBeats opening weekend (3-9 Jun) alone, Qashier saw over 25,000 transactions processed. "The Qashier terminal is definitely very easy to use, very user-friendly, and it's very portable as well so it's very easy for us to handle," Isabel Lee, Co-founder of An Acai Affair, who are a GastroBeats vendor, and a Qashier merchant. In a blog post published by Qashier, other participating merchants, Fawn Labs, You Tiao Man, and The Art Faculty also expressed positive experiences using the cashless solutions. A standout highlight of GastroBeats is Culinary Masters which brings guests on a gastronomic journey by acclaimed celebrity chef Sarah Todd, of MasterChef Australia fame. Qashier has partnered with GastroBeats to offer QR code ordering and payments to enhance the Culinary Masters dining experience. During the same opening weekend, Qashier processed over a thousand QR transactions v ......read more

Map My Gene Introduces Inborn Talent Gene Test For Kids

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Map My Gene, a gene testing company, is able to analyse inherited skills and talents with their Inborn Talent Gene Test. The ITGT offers additional assistance to psychologists, coaches, and education specialists who contribute to helping parents in raising their children. Its objective is to aid parents in deciphering their child's innate abilities and aptitudes, which are often difficult to discern in young children. The DNA gene test enables parents to better understand their child's potential, allowing them to provide more effective parenting and assist in developing their children's skills. The ITGT is a comprehensive personality DNA test targeted for children, as it provides insights into their health, intelligence, personality, and intuition. Through this Talent Genetic Test, it is able to identify if a child shows talent in academic courses and leadership skills. Besides a child's performance in school, children's development of innate intelligence and abilities depend on their growth and maturation. With this testing service from Map My Gene, parents can learn more about their child's unique genetic makeup, how they are likely to grow up, and determine whether their child is predisposed to certain conditions such as ADHD or autism. Parents will be able to obtain a better understanding of their child's inherent strengths and weaknesses as a result of this test, allowing them to better prepare for their child's future. Genetic testing is able to remove the need for trial and error, guaranteeing 99% accurate predictions. The ITGT examines 46 abilities and characteristics. The test results will include a career profiling evaluated by a group of psychologists based on a person's unique capabilities determined by their genetic composition. The test results will also contain expert suggestions that provide valuable information to assist parents in effectively nurturing and developing their child's temperament and ......read more

Choco Up launches Choco Payment powered by Stripe to supercharge growth for digital merchants

Choco Up seeks to revolutionise payment processing and unlock seamless funding for digital merchantsSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Choco Up, a global technology and financial services platform offering revenue-based financing for digital merchants and startups, today announced the launch of Choco Payment. Embedded with Choco Up's flagship underwriting capabilities and powered by global financial infrastructure platform Stripe, Choco Payment is an integrated payment solution that provides revenue-based financing of up to US$10 million to businesses with recurring revenues in verticals such as eCommerce and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), among others. With Choco Payment, business owners can access flexible working capital in as quickly as 24 hours to accelerate business growth, while using Stripe Connect to increase payment processing volumes. A significant impediment for digital merchants in APAC is that they face financial challenges in their quest to build a global presence, often finding themselves facing a substantial funding gap to capture revenue opportunities. Furthermore, many e-commerce businesses lack the tangible assets required to secure loans from banks, who often deem their profiles too risky. Many digital merchants cannot turn to private equity or venture capital either, which tend to invest in disruptive tech sectors - leaving many digital merchants in the lurch. As a result, the success rate of securing private equity funding can be as low as 0.7%. Additionally, the APAC region has an enormous yet fragmented digital payment market where banking systems, financial regulations, and available payment options are highly localized. Managing cross-border payments has become frustratingly complex, expensive, and time-consuming, with numerous systemic and monetary variances. The abundance of different payment options and lack of cross-usability and prohibitive costs of payment gateways have also played a significant role in hindering the ......read more

Teledyne e2v: Boost dynamic performance of a broadband ADC by some 10 dBFS instantly with spur reduction IP

Benefit from an immediate design-free, dynamic performance gain The new EV12AQ600/605-ADX4 device options now feature an integrated ADX4 license key enabling enhanced dynamics when operating at up to a peak of 6.4 GS/s (single channel mode). ADX4 - a post-processing algorithm compatible with Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale™ FPGAs delivers up to 10 dBFS of SFDR dynamic spurs reduction and close to 1 effective bit extra resolution in broadband applications. Time-interleaving, whilst providing a conceptually easy to comprehend sample rate boost, is challenging to achieve at extended resolutions and wide bandwidths. Gain immediate, design-free access to a dynamic boost for the EV12AQ600/5 GRENOBLE, FRANCE - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Teledyne e2v today announces the immediate availability of EV12AQ600/5 models featuring an integrated license key providing direct access to the novel ADX4 post-processing algorithm developed at SP Devices within the Teledyne group of companies. The ADX4 spur reduction IP dynamically attenuates spurious frequency components resulting from gain, offset and phase mismatches between the four ADC cores. Time-interleaving is a trusted architectural approach to boost ADC sampling rates. However, avoiding resulting spectral artifacts with calibration is especially challenging beyond 10-bit resolutions and in broadband applications.

Applied to the EV12AQ600/5, time-interleaving four cores quadruples the sample rate from 1.6 to 6.4 GS/s. The mismatche errors between the ADC coresreduce spurious free performance. ADX4 delivers a spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) boost of up t ......read more

OPPO Teams Up with Ericsson and Qualcomm to Accelerate 5G Enterprise Network Slicing Deployment

OPPO collaborated with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to realize industry leading milestone of deploying 5G Enterprise Network Slicing Solution for Commercially Available Android 12 Devices Based on an OPPO Find X5 Pro powered by Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X65 Modem-RF System, running Android 12, the 5G enterprise network slicing solution, created with the support of Ericsson Dynamic Network Slicing Selection and 5G RAN Slicing solution, is capable of partitioning mobile apps and network traffic according to different network slices facilitating User Equipment route selection and policy control (URSP) Capable of end-to-end transmission, the 5G enterprise network slicing solution can be deployed by network operators worldwide SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Global smart device company OPPO today announced the successful testing of a pre-commercial 5G enterprise network slicing solution in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies. The creation of the solution marks an important step in realizing practical 5G enterprise network slicing deployment and is designed to be implementable by network operators worldwide.

The three compnaiesrecently demonstrated the pre-commercial 5G enterprise network slicing solution at OPPO’s 5G Communications Lab. During this first demonstration of the solution, OPPO worked closely with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies to achieve connection between the core network, wireless network, and chip module. Using an OPPO Find X5 Pro powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X65 Modem-RF System, running a highly customized sys ......read more

Babel Finance: Finance gets $2 Billion valuation to Pave Way for Risk Hedging by Crypto Miners

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - Babel Finance, announced late last month that it had secured $80 million in a fresh investment round, valuing the crypto lender and asset manager at $2 billion. Jeneration Capital, Circle Ventures, and 10T Holdings joined current investors Dragonfly Capital and BAI Capital in the Series B investment round. A number of family offices from the Asia-Pacific area also participated in the round, according to Babel. The valuation shows confidence in Babel Finance from many of the world's leading investment institutions and investors. With this market support, Del Wang, the Co-Founder and CEO of Babel Finance, is confident in that crypto can be a solid hedging tool to manage market volatility. Crypto miners and mining investors stand to gain. Low-cost energy prices were formerly the primary focus for the crypto mining sector, but as Bitcoin and other tokens grew more market-oriented and mining becomes increasingly institutionalized, crypto miners require sophisticated financial services to boost asset liquidity and hedge risk. In the crypto mining industry, there are several essential variables for successful operations, which are: The cost of electricity. The computational power of the entire network. The cost of mining machines. The currency price. Crypto mining machines and electricity expenses are generally fixed costs. Currently, the market's financial products are largely geared to cope with currency price swings to decrease risk and boost profits. High Yield or High Stability Before selecting a financial product, it is vital to confirm the crypto miners' requirements for the nature of the financial product. Crypto mining is a capital-intensive industry. Crypto miners must invest a significant amount of capital in purchasing computing power and paying for electricity. The primary objective of miners employing financial instruments is to hedge the risk of currency ......read more

Southco’s New C2 Lever Latch Offers Auto-Relock Funtionality and Modern Appearance

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 17 June 2022 - 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 introduced the newest product in its successful C2 series of lever latches, with a new push to lock option that incorporates an auto-relock feature. With customizable features, versatile locking styles and a streamlined industrial appearance, the push to lock C2 Lever Latch provides upgraded functionality that can be used to demonstrate compliance with industry regulations.

C2 Lever Latch
The push to lock C2 Lever Latch from Southco offers a new auto-relock feature to comply with industry regulations requiring a key to access equipment panels, such as ISO-TS 28923. With adjustable grip that overcomes manufacturing tolerances and prevents gasket setting, and multiple locking styles, the C2 series can be customized to fit a variety of applications. An integrated bumper helps to absorb vibration and noise, while preventing scratches to the panel frame. Additionally, the push to lock C2 Lever Latch has been redesigned with a more modern industrial appearance, providing a fresh option for manufacturers and design engineers. According to Commercial Product Manager Jonathan Coulter, "The push to lock C2 Lever Latch is an exciting new addition to one of our most successful product classes. The latch offers an auto-relock function to comply with new regulations, and the product's versatile functionality makes it an ideal choice for a wide variety of applications." For more informat ......read more

Asia Pulp And Paper's Foopak Bio Natura Expands Global Plastic-Free Mission Into Singapore

Through its flagship brand, Foopak Bio Natura, Asia Pulp And Paper continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments for a sustainable and plastic-free world.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - It is now easier for food and beverage (F&B) businesses in Singapore to achieve their sustainability goals with Foopak Bio Natura's range of environmentally friendly and plastic-free food packaging, led by Asia Pulp and Paper.

The Indonesia-based manufacturing company is intensifying its actions to reduce 70% of plastic waste by 2025 and achieve net-zero by 2040 through its Sustainable Roadmap 2030. This year, the company announced that they are expanding into Singapore to provide F&B businesses with the solutions they need to meet their sustainability goals. F&B companies will gain access to a comprehensive suite of sustainable food packaging solutions as an alternative to packaging waste. Certified Plastic-Free Food Packaging Foopak Bio Natura holds a plastic-free certification from Flustix, an international plastic-free certification body based in Germany, after rigorous and stringent multi-tiered analytical testing. In addition, it conforms to the US FDA standards and fulfils REACH requirements for direct food contact whilst addressing plastic waste concerns. OWS Belgium's testing confirmed that Asia Pulp & Paper's Foopak Bio Natura food packaging decomposes naturally into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass instead of traditional plastic-coated food packaging, which takes hundreds of years to decompose. With 400 million metric tons of plastic waste produced annually worldwide, Foopak Bio Natura sets itself apa ......read more

Microsoft Hong Kong and CUHK Business School join hand to nurture future ready digital talent

The collaboration sees CUHK Business School become the first business school as the authorised exam centre for Microsoft Certifications in Hong KongHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - Microsoft Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School have formed a strategic partnership to nurture the development of digital skillsets that will be vital for future success in business.

CUHK Business School is the first business school in Hong Kong to become a Certiport Authorised Testing Centre, where students can obtain industry-recognised Microsoft Certifications starting in the new academic year, available to over 3,000 CUHK Business School students.
(From Left to Right) Prof. Seen-Meng Chew, Associate Dean (External Engagement) of CUHK Business School, Prof. Lin Zhou, Dean of CUHK Business School, Cally Chan, General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau and Mr. Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hong Kong, announced the "Strategic partnership to nurture elite digital talent" today.
The partnership gives CUHK Business School students access to Microsoft Fundamentals courses designed to equip them with in-demand digital skills in fields including AI, big data and the cloud. Training will be administered through the Microsoft Learn online platform. Upon successful course complet ......read more

Prime Day Returns to Singapore on July 12 & 13 with Thousands of Dream Deals on Amazon.sg

The two-day event will deliver incredible deals from top brands, including Dyson, PlayStation, Xiaomi, SK-II, LEGO, and across popular categories like Grocery, PC & Electronics, Household & Kitchen, Baby & Toys, Personal Care, and more Members of the public can join us for the first-ever Prime Day ‘Pit Stop’ event from 9-10 July at Suntec City and 12-13 July at Ocean Financial Center to have a chance to win exclusive prizes, including Amazon.sg gift cards Stay up to date with the latest Prime Day news at Amazon.sg/primeday SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is back in Singapore, offering Prime members two days of savings across thousands of deals at Amazon.sg/primeday. Prime Day kicks off at midnight SGT on July 12 and runs through July 13, exclusively for Prime members. Members will be able to save big on must-have products from top brands such as Dyson, PlayStation, Xiaomi, SK-II, and LEGO. They will also be able to explore incredible promotions from local brands and small and medium-sized businesses, including Pristine, Snailax, GINLEE, Epitex, and more.

To celebrate Prime Day, Amazon will be recreating a classic ‘carnival’ experience at the first-ever Prime Day Pit Stop event in Singapore. Members of public are invited to attend in-person and play classic games such as ‘cornhole’ to win exciting prizes, including Amazon.sg Gift Cards. Customers can find the Amazon truck at the entrance of Suntec Convention Centre along Temasek Boulevard on 9 and 10 July from 10am to 8pm, and at the main entrance of Ocean Financial Centre on 12 and 13 July from 10am to 7pm. ......read more

tmtplaza Unveils Biggest Beauty Hub in Northwest New Territories: BEAUTY WORLD 40+ Trending International Beauty Brands Featured

HK's First Mall to Create Green NFT Beauty Community with Membership Edge 1,000 Custom NFT Avatars Made with Local Green NFT Platform Articoin $20M Enhancement & Promotion Projects to Drive 30% Beauty Business Growth HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - Following the rise of Metaverse, the non-fungible token (NFT) has taken the world by storm as a powerful catalyst for digital transformation in finance. The virtual investment tool also opens up new opportunities for business growth and marketing endeavours. Riding this new tide of business innovation, tmtplaza of Sino Group has incorporated NFT into its latest enhancement effort. The "Beauty Me NFT Community" is part of tmtplaza's development strategy, launched in parallel with the new BEAUTY WORLD, the biggest beauty hub in Northwest New Territories, following a major facelift that brings together over 40 trending and international beauty brands and a multimedia campaign, making tmtplaza the first shopping mall in Hong Kong to offer an NFT-enabled membership programme. Members of this trailblazing community are in for the first-of-its-kind experience to personalise their NFT Avatars, with exclusive beauty experiences and offers to top off the membership privileges sustainably.

Ms Bella Chhoa, Director - Asset Management of Sino Group, said the beauty floor of tmtplaza has undergone a renovation since the end of last year. The inauguration of BEAUTY WORLD marks the beginning of a relaunch campaign, including Hong Kong's first membership programme run by a shopping mall to encompass green NFT in collaboration with the local green NFT platform Articoin. The project drives ......read more

NetApp Recognizes Achievements of Strategic Partners in Driving Digital Transformation at its FY22 APAC Partner Excellence Awards

Regional partners lauded for driving customer success with NetApp solutions and achieving revenue growth in cloud, AI, data protection, FlexPod® and ONTAP SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the winners of its annual Asia-Pacific (APAC) Partner Excellence Awards at the NetApp Partner Summit 2022. These awards recognize partners that have demonstrated success in delivering new cloud experiences, unlocking greater business value for their customers, while driving impressive revenue growth over the past financial year. The Award recipients showed outstanding results in NetApp® solutions sales in cloud, AI, data protection, FlexPod® and ONTAP by building specializations in key focus areas via the NetApp Unified Partner Program. The award-winning NetApp Unified Partner Program enables participating partners to accelerate business growth, increase margin opportunities, and attain an optimal return on their relationship with NetApp and their customers. Over the last year, NetApp has evolved its Unified Partner Program to better reflect the changing needs of customers. Partners are now working with NetApp in new ways, embracing the need to sell solutions, not just products, to address emerging customer demands and challenges in a data-driven digital world powered by the cloud. With NetApp's industry-leading portfolio of hybrid cloud data services and data management solutions, partners are well-positioned to help enterprises transition to the next stage of their digital transformation journeys and unlock the power of data wherever it resides: on-premises, in multiple public cloud environments, or anywhere in between. "Data is now driving businesses, with the cloud becoming the IT infrastructure of choice. There are new buyers and decision makers among customers, and they are facing new complexities in IT," said Sanjay Rohatgi, senior vice president and ......read more

Workato's Second Annual Work Automation Index Shows Automation Surging Beyond IT

Workato’s industry report shows that finance, customer support and marketing automations are the biggest focus areas for businesses in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - Workato, the leading enterprise automation platform, unveiled today its second annual Work Automation Index, the company's data report focused on the key trends that shaped automation over the past year. For this year's report, the anonymized data was collected from 900 midsize to enterprise Workato customers who utilize automation across their organizations. Twenty-one percent of these businesses have a presence in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. The data revealed a massive shift in which departments are using automation tools and creating those automations. At a time when the world is rapidly changing and organizations are finding that how we work is continually evolving, automation has become the great equalizer, creating an opportunity to be more efficient and delivering better business outcomes. Workato discovered that the role of IT has shifted from delivering projects to being an enabler of the business. Sixty-six percent of organizations now have 5 or more departments using automation and the number of organizations with seven departments automating has nearly tripled since 2019. "It's amazing to see that IT teams are now becoming the less dominant automation creators within organizations. This demonstrates that when you have the right guardrails, the right governorship, and the right tools in place, business users can create automations safely," said Carter Busse, CIO at Workato. "From finance becoming the most automated department to HR seeing the value in automation to help improve the employee experience, we'll continue to see this type of growth and adoption as automation becomes more accessible across departments." This year's report identified the following key findings: APJ and EMEA regions are tapping into the power of ......read more

Fortnum & Mason partners with Pattern to launch Tmall Global store

The World’s most famous cornershop is launching an official store on Tmall Global on 6.18 as part of its regional growth strategyLONDON, UK & HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 June 2022 - Fortnum & Mason is the essential destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food, joy-giving things, unforgettable experiences and exceptional service. First founded in London in 1707 after Queen Anne gave her footman William Fortnum permission to sell on discarded candles from St James’s Palace, Fortnum & Mason has been privileged to enjoy a close relationship with the British Royal household ever since – holding several warrants throughout its history, including two from Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. The world’s most famous cornershop is announcing the partnership with ecommerce accelerator Pattern to expand its online business to China. Pattern will act as Fortnum & Mason’s Trade Partner, supporting every aspect of running its new flagship store on Tmall Global, China’s largest cross-border online marketplace. Fortnum & Mason, the 315-year-old British retail and hospitality brand, already has established strong brand awareness with affluent Chinese consumers. In 2019, the brand opened in Hong Kong its first fully-owned and operated shop and restaurant in Asia, as a gateway to strengthen customer connections across the region. The new Tmall Global flagship store will feature an edit of Fortnum’s most famous products for the Chinese consumers, including Fortnum & Mason’s famous teas, biscuits, hot chocolate, wine & spirits, teaware and wicker hampers – each of which plays a large part in its centuries of history and largely relevant to the Chinese consumer behaviour today with the importance of elevating lifestyle experiences. Fortnum & Mason will work closely with Pattern to complement its range with product and brand content to build awareness and engagement with the potential Chinese consu ......read more

Webinar on Asia: Renewable Energy Continent

HÀ N?I, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - Vietnam’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment on June 15 highlighted seven focus points to fully unleash Asia’s potential for renewable energy development. Minister Tr?n H?ng Hà, in his message delivered to the webinar “Asia: Renewable Energy Continent”, said: “Climate change, environmental pollution and ecosystem degradation are the crises to humanity today.” The webinar was held by Viet Nam News, in collaboration with The Statesman of India and Korea Herald of South Korea, all of which are members of the Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance of 21 national media in 19 countries, and moderated by ANN executive director Pana Janviroj. “Asia is the continent of the fastest economic growth in the world, and also of the highest level of energy consumption. The demand for energy in the region is continually rising due to urbanisation and industrialisation happening at breakneck pace,” the minister said. “Asia is also a region with tremendous potential in renewable energy, alongside significant knowledge and expertise in renewables. However, the rate of renewable energy remains modest in comparison to ‘traditional’ ones. “Therefore, along with economic model transformation, energy transition plays a key role in implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to the net-zero emissions target by 2050.” To fully unleash the potential of renewable energy, as well as accelerate the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy, he suggested that: “First, renewable energy needs to become a public good that serves all people, so that everyone can have access to and benefit from renewable energy development and energy transition. In particular, communities or groups that are adversely affected by energy transition need to be provided support in terms of livelihoods and education for vocational transition. “Second, it is necessary to promote cooperation betw ......read more

Business Delegation Made A Strong Case For South Africa As An Investment Destination At Davos

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - African Media Agency – 15 June 2022 - The delegation that represented South Africa at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Switzerland returned home after it vigorously promoted Africa’s most industrialised country as an attractive investment destination with a potential to generate long-term returns for investors.

Sithembile Ntombela, Acting CEO of Brand South Africa
A day before the start of WEF 2022, which took place in Davos from 22 to 26 May, S&P Global upgraded South Africa’s economic outlook to “positive” from stable” due to improvement in the country’s fiscal position, boosted by increase in prices of commodity exports, which in turn improved tax revenues. This piece of positive news came on the back of S&P Global’s peer, Moody’s, making a similar move in April when it upgraded South Africa’s outlook from “negative” to “stable”. The change of heart by these credit ratings’ agencies on South Africa has been influenced by South Africa’s full commitment to implementing economic policy reforms aimed at stimulating economic growth, boosting competitiveness, and attracting investment following the fallout from the covid-19 pandemic. “The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP) that South Africa launched in 2020 in response to the covid-19 pandemic is bearing fruit. In addition, the South African government launched Operation Vulindlela, which is fast-tracking implementation of structural reforms in key sectors such as energy, logistics, and energy,” said Sithembile Ntombela, Acting CEO of Brand South Africa. About 60% of the structural reforms have been implemented, lay ......read more

Leading Smart Logistics Firm Zeek Set To Accelerate Business Growth of Japanese Multinational Fast Food Chain Yoshinoya in Their New Partnership

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - Zeek, an on-demand logistics technology platform, is partnering with Japanese multinational fast-food chain Yoshinoya, to hasten and expand Yoshinoya's business through ZeekSolutions, one of the proprietary products of Zeek, which offers SaaS solutions to F&B and retail businesses, including the establishment of an Yoshinoya-branded online channel and full range of instant logistics services plug-in. What's more, companies can leverage their customer data with analytics to curate strategic marketing promotions in a cost-effective manner. ZeekSolutions has already assisted over 50 brands and simplified the connection from restaurants and e-commerce to their customers and was instrumental in assisting these brands to venture their Quick Commerce business in the new normal.

KK Chiu, CEO of Zeek (Left) and Janet Yuen, CEO of Hung’s Food Group (Right) Connecting Restaurants and Quick Commerce Businesses to Customers KK Chiu, CEO of Zeek, said: "We are thrilled to partner with Yoshinoya which is a leading multinational brand. As one of our well-received services in the market, ZeekSolutions enables corporate clients, using ZeekStore module, to build their branded Quick Commerce ordering channel, apply geofencing for intelligent store assignment and integrate with POS/CRM/Apps. The customer experience is completed by the inclusive of flexible ordering options, from pre-ordering to instant deliveries and takeaways." Janet Yuen, CEO of Hung's Food Group, said: "Optimizing customers' satisfaction in the food ordering process has always been one of the missions of Yoshinoya. With the collaboration with Z ......read more

Sabi Bolsters Advisory Group with Four New Members

LAGOS, NIGERIA - EQS Newswire - 15 June 2022 - Sabi (https://Sabi.am), Africa's leading provider of commerce infrastructure for the distribution of goods and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new advisory group members whose experience and networks will support Sabi in its mission to resource and grow SMEs in the informal sector. The advisory group has been established to inform the strategy and implementation of Sabi's vision as the company continues its growth trajectory. The group consists of Vidit Aatrey, Founder & CEO of Meesho, Ian Black, Managing Director of Shopify, Sapna Goyal, Corporate Development Director of Udaan, and Bame Pule, Founder of Africa Lighthouse Capital. Vidit Aatrey, one of the leading Indian entrepreneurs of his generation, is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Meesho. Vidit, an alumnus of IIT-Delhi embarked on the journey of creating Meesho back in 2015, together with his college batchmate and friend Sanjeev Barnwal, with an aim to build an ecommerce start-up for small businesses at a time when everyone told them that ecommerce is saturated. Seven years later, they have today built India's largest social commerce platform at Meesho. Meesho has already empowered 2 million+ entrepreneurs, mostly women, and is on its way to create more. Through its platform, it enables entrepreneurs to start an online-business with zero investment and provides them with the resources, tools, logistics and payment capabilities to run their business. Prior to Meesho, Vidit worked with ITC and Inmobi. Ian Black is the Managing Director of Shopify Canada. Prior to that, he was the Director of Retail at Shopify. In that role, Ian managed the business and go-to-market strategy for Shopify Retail in Toronto, by overseeing sales, solutions, partnerships, and operations, working alongside marketing and R&D leadership. Prior to joining Shopify, Ian was head of UberEATS' American and Canadian divisions. He was also a manag ......read more

The First F&B-Themed NFT Series in Hong Kong HangryPiggy Ascends Across Horizon

Cross-over Fusion Advocates Indigenous Bite and Sup Creative Marketing Craze Stokes “Eat to Earn”HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - The first F&B-themed Non-fungible Token ("NFT") series in Hong Kong, HangryPiggy, has met its completion in design and craft; the official confirmed that it would be launched across the board at 8 p.m. on 30 June. By then, a total of 1,997 pieces of Hangry Piggies will be minted and distributed online publicly. This is a milestone token project in Hong Kong that groundbreakingly renders food and beverage culture in the form of NFT, co-created by its homonymic issuer HangryPiggy (the "Company") and the native creative marketing consultancy, Elevate PR. Interested collectors can participate in the snap-up on the HangryPiggy website straightly, but due to the limited quantity and market sensation, the offering may be in short supply. Subscribers could pay close attention to the worldwide biggest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, to purchase secondhand.

Encapsulate ingenuity in the composition; the kernel team reveals designing afflatus HangryPiggy NFT series has 1,997 Hangry Piggies, while its universe and story are pegged and dated back to the year 1997, which is meaningful to Hongkongers. Each HangryPiggy NFT is a pixel piggy with its own avatar. They have different facial expressions and changeable clothing styles, with big abstract icons of food floating behind them, including egg tarts, milk tea, pineapple buns, curry fish balls, egg waffles, and other traditional Hong Kong-style snacks. Coupled with the background of Hong Kong's classic landmarks and scenic spots, a series of Hong Kong nostalgi ......read more

Top Cryptocurrency Exchange Bybit Reduces Margin Requirements With Portfolio Margin Mode

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - Bybit, a cryptocurrency exchange with one of the largest BTC futures open interest, has enabled portfolio margin mode for eligible users on June 15, 2022. Bybit users will now be able to fully leverage their portfolio with greater capital efficiency thanks to the new portfolio margin feature. The portfolio margin mode evaluates positions across Bybit's extensive trading products, and calculates the margin accordingly. Portfolio margin increases users' capital efficiency by calculating the overall risk across a user's hedged portfolio. Doing this reduces margin requirements, and potentially amplifies return on capital. For example, under the bull market call spread strategy in regular margin mode based on individual positions, the trader needs to pay the premium required for the option bought. At the same time, the trader will also need to pay the margin required for the option sold, while the combination target return is limited. Under this strategy, users may not achieve the optimal return on capital. With the portfolio margin mode activated, Bybit calculates the combined risk of options bought and sold. Since most of the risk has been hedged, the margin will be significantly reduced. The more comprehensive approach to risk assessment yields safer and more stable trading strategies and, in turn, higher returns in profit scenarios. "We are excited about the opportunities Bybit's portfolio margin will open up for Bybit users. As traders ourselves, we understand the importance of having access to the most powerful trading tools and features. To that end, portfolio margin offers one of the best capital efficiency options in the market on one of the most reliable trading platforms out there. This product is another step forward in our growth as a digital asset service provider in our continued effort to meet the needs of the community of 6 million registered users on the Bybit platform," said Ben Zhou, co ......read more

Trend Micro Innovations Shape the Automotive Cybersecurity Industry

Strong market demand and business incubation drives connected vehicle security solutionsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - Connected cars provide plenty to entice threat actors, with more than 400 million predicted to be on the roads globally by 2025. Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced VicOne, dedicated security for the electric vehicles and connected cars of today and tomorrow. This innovation is the latest addition to Trend Micro's long history of incubating successful business ideas to bring the best security offerings to market. "At Trend Micro, we are driven by the desire to secure the connected world. As we focus on this mission, it is imperative that we free ourselves to explore the various new business models that fit the new supply chain," said Eva Chen, CEO, and co-founder of Trend Micro. "With VicOne, we anticipated an urgent OEM need for enhanced automotive cybersecurity. Built with the best of Trend Micro innovation, it will offer tremendous value to the industry." Electric vehicles are increasingly exposed to remote digital threats across a range of new attack scenarios. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers must urgently build comprehensive cybersecurity protections into their ecosystem to comply with the new United Nations regulation, WP.29 (UN – R155). Vehicle security operations centers (SOCs) are a vital step for carmakers looking to comply with regulatory measures by offering enhanced threat detection and response for software-defined vehicles. VicOne's security operations center integrates Microsoft Azure IoT services to collect telemetrics and other important security information from connected automobiles and uses Azure data services to analyze security threats and breaches. "Cybersecurity is an integral part of the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. Microsoft provides a comprehensive and open platform service with a zero-trust mindset, " said ......read more

Criteo Announces Plans for New Technology Operations and Analytics Center to Scale Operations and Grow Talent in Asia Pacific

To support this launch, Criteo aims to hire around 150 engineers, data analysts, and solution architects in Hyderabad City, India by 2024SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - Criteo S.A. (NASDAQ: CRTO), the commerce media company, has announced plans to launch its first regional Technology Operations and Analytics Center in Hyderabad City in Telangana, India. With the goal of strengthening its support for its clients and partners, the development of this center is part of Criteo's strategic plans to expand and scale its operational capabilities across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and beyond. To achieve this, Criteo plans to hire around 150 engineers, data analysts, and solution architects over the next two years. Hyderabad was selected as the headquarters of Criteo's regional technology center given the location's strategic connection to the information technology (IT) industry and its concentration of talent, robust IT infrastructure, and long-term growth potential. This center will support Criteo's operations in India, Southeast Asia, Australia-Pacific, Greater China, South Korea, and Japan. Its digital advertising services (AdOps) function will also support Criteo globally, including EMEA and Americas. By expanding its talent pool to scale operations and accelerate co-innovation of AdOps solutions with regional customers and partners, Criteo progresses on its commitment to power the world's marketers and media owners with trusted and impactful advertising. "We are thrilled to announce our plans to launch Criteo's first Technology Operations and Analytics Center in Hyderabad. Over the past few years, Hyderabad has transformed into a global tech hub, with its immense growth potential and vast talent pool. With the development of this center in a strategic location, Criteo remains committed to supporting our regional customers and partners by scaling our operational capabilities and ensuring that they can innovate with leading AdTech solutions create ......read more

Avnet Collaborates with Fujikura to Accelerate Customer 5G mmWave Phased Array System Development

PHOENIX, US - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, is working with Fujikura to develop a leading edge 5G FR2 phased array antenna development platform for mmWave frequency bands. This platform enables customers to quickly develop and prototype advanced 5G mmWave systems using AMD-Xilinx's Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC Gen3 and Fujikura's FutureAccess™ Phased Array Antenna Module (PAAM), controlled by Avnet's proven RFSoC Explorer® software. This combination of leading-edge components and software will allow customers to quickly prototype with Fujikura's compact PAAM and AMD-Xilinx's RFSoC. "We're seeing an acceleration of the 5G market as higher bandwidth applications are driving the need for mmWave technology, especially in the industrial and telecom segments," said Jim Beneke, vice president of Products and Emerging Technologies, Avnet. "Through our work with Fujikura, AMD-Xilinx and Mathworks, we're bringing together the key building blocks of mmWave radio solutions allowing designers to quickly prototype communications algorithms, reduce engineering time, and get into the 5G market even faster." For those seeking to develop and prototype their advanced 5G mmWave systems using AMD-Xilinx's RFSoC Gen3 and Fujikura's 5G PAAM, the addition of Avnet's easy to use RFSoC Explorer MATLAB application (which can be extended to control the entire system from antenna to digital) will enable them to implement and test mmWave beamforming applications quickly without HDL or software coding. The Fujikura PAAM operates in the 3GPP FR2 frequency bands n257 (28 GHz), n258 (26 GHz), and n261 (27 GHZ) allowing for use in both indoor and outdoor applications. It is a complete PAAM module with a highly integrated 8x8 antenna element, RF ICs, filter, and optimal TCO. This high level of integration enables compact product design and quick time to market. With high-power efficiency and extremely fast beam switching ......read more

SIBUR expands offering of low-carbon, durable polymer materials

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Media OutReach - 15 June 2022 - SIBUR, the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia and one of the fastest-growing companies in the global petrochemicals industry, has expanded its offering of advanced, eco-friendly polymers for use in packaging, pipe production and other industries. To support manufacturers, SIBUR offers its existing brand range of polymers in addition to developing new brands at its SIBUR PolyLab research and development centre to meet the needs of customers on the domestic and global market. In May, SIBUR's Tomsk and Kazan enterprises (Tomskneftekhim and Kazanorgsintez) introduced new polyethylene grades for flexible packaging. These grades are used as an adhesive layer in the lamination of high-quality snack packaging through a process called polyethylene melt lamination – an environmentally friendly and technologically advanced solution that allows multi-layer films to be bonded together without the use of more harmful adhesives. SIBUR has also expanded its production of polypropylene block copolymer, used in the production of non-pressure systems for storm and domestic sewage systems. In the near future, SIBUR plans to launch production of a more complex grade with a medium elastic modulus at its state-of-the-art facility in Tobolsk (ZapSibNeftekhim). These polymer solutions are highly durable – particularly in aggressive environments – and have a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional materials. SIBUR’s polymer grade offerings include: PP 8300G: Impact copolymer of propylene and ethylene with low melt flow, improved antistatic properties, designed for extrusion and thermoforming applications such as corrugated boards, panels, profiles and crates. Offers high dimensional stability and resistance to deformation. PP 8400G: Impact copolymer of propylene and ethylene with low melt flow, designed for the production of containers, consumer packaging, utensils, battery casings an ......read more

Home Prices Stabilized as Transactions Jump by 48% Q-O-Q Full-Year Price Growth Up to 3%, Driven by New Homes

Improved Infrastructure Narrows the Price Gap Between Urban Areas and NT Q2 residential transactions are expected to increase by 48% q-o-q to reach 14,900 cases, decline in prices has moderated Railway infrastructure and transportation continue to be robustly developed, anticipated to enhance and shorten travelling times, and is expected to bring up property prices in the New Territories, with growth potential to outperform urban prices We expect the 2H residential market to be driven by new homes, with full year transactions expecting to fall by 20-25% y-o-y, with a market price increase of no more than 3% by year-end HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 14 June 2022 - Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield announced its Q2 2022 Hong Kong Residential Market Review and Outlook today. With the fifth wave of the pandemic gradually being brought under control, the city's residential market has been gradually recovering since April, and the number of transactions is expected to reach 14,900 in Q2, an increase of 48% q-o-q, but a drop of 32% y-o-y. The year-to-date prices fell marginally and are expected to further stabilize. Some popular housing estates recorded slight quarterly growth, demonstrating signs of healthy end-user demand. In 2H 2022, the residential market will continue to be driven by primary sales, particularly for buyers looking for upgrading options. We expect property prices will rise by no more than 3% this year. In the long run, infrastructure projects will continue to improve connectivity in Hong Kong, thereby narrowing the price gap between the New Territories and urban areas. This will also accelerate urban renewal and benefit the city's residential real estates. Due to the pandemic and geopolitical tensions displayed earlier this year, residential transactions in Q1 were sluggish. However, as local COVID-19 infections began to drop sharply and social distancing measures were gradually eased, primar ......read more

Bybit Unveils First-Ever Bear Market Guide for Traders

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES - Media OutReach - 14 June 2022 - Bybit, one of the fastest growing crypto exchanges in the world, launched today its first-ever Bear Market Guide, an educative resource to help investors navigate through the volatile times that cryptocurrencies and equity markets are facing, overcoming the turbulence by researching and potentially taking advantage of possibilities to stay ahead of the bear market.

Featuring a contemporary design that draws inspiration from popular culture, the guide shares a pool of resources that can help investors put the bear market situation into perspective. Conceptualized and written by an in-house team of experts and researchers, it analyzes current trends and identifies similarities and differences with previous bear markets to help users determine strategies and opportunities to level up during the current market conditions.
What to Do in a Crypto Bear Market? Bybit's Bear Market Guide aims to address questions that traders might have, from tips/tricks for newbies to offering a macro analysis of the bear market and reviewing key takeaways of previous bear market experiences. As investors ponder their next move, Bybit's Bear Market Guide shares valuable insights on the importance of trading with more discipline and strategies that can help manage their overall risk ......read more

Traveloka has joined as a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

This membership underlines Traveloka’s commitment in realizing sustainable tourismSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 14 June 2022 - Traveloka, Southeast Asia's lifestyle superapp, today announced that it officially joins the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's (GSTC) global network as a member. This membership is a part of Traveloka's strategic effort in preserving the environment, which underlines the company's commitment in realizing sustainable tourism, by participating in and contributing to the efforts to advance sustainability in various sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Traveloka started its humble beginnings as a one-stop travel tech solution platform catering to the needs of Indonesians, and has since evolved to be Southeast Asia's lifestyle superapp, bringing its services to six other markets in the region. This includes transport booking services such as flight tickets, buses, trains, car rental, and airport transfer, as well as access to a large accommodation inventory across the region, not limited to hotels, apartments, guest houses, homestays, resorts and villas, making Traveloka an all-encompassing platform with the widest selection of accommodation and packages. With a strong local customer base in Southeast Asia, the Traveloka superapp has been downloaded more than 100 million times and boasts more than 40 million monthly active users as of January 2022. As a technology company with a strong presence in the tourism sector, Traveloka realizes the importance in educating stakeholders in the industry, including its partners and users, on the significance of environmental sustainability and social responsibility ......read more

BMW Taiwan ramped up social media engagement with Appier and Bremen Digital Creative

BotBonnie takes lead to support Meta’s Recurring Notifications feature, helping brands better engage with Facebook communityTAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 14 June 2022 - Appier, together with BMW Taiwan (Pan German Motors) and Bremen Digital Creative, today announced the joint efforts of raising BMW's brand awareness and further foster its customer loyalty following the 2022 Lunar New Year (CNY) campaign. By implementing Appier's BotBonnie conversational marketing solution, BMW Taiwan was able to better utilize Meta's Recurring Notifications feature and successfully connect with its community on Facebook to achieve 4 times more engagements than it did in previous years with a 78% opt-in rate and 99% read rate.

Figure 1: By leveraging the Recurring Notifications on Messenger and the interactive quiz games powered by BotBonnie, BMW Taiwan was able to engage with its brand enthusiasts during the Chinese New Year
As a leader in the increasingly competitive automotive industry, one of BMW's key marketing objectives is to gain exposure on social media and trend with today's digital-first consumers. With this in mind, BMW Taiwan emphasizes engaging both potential buyers and existing BMW car enthusiasts on social media channels. With more than 600 thousand Facebook followers, BMW Taiwan reached out to more potential BMW enthusiasts and further fostered their loyalty, thus converting them into buyers. Breaking Communication Barriers with Meta's Recurring Notifications and BotBonnie's Marketing Solution Per Facebook Messenger's policy, fan pages are only allowed to send messages containing promotional content when responding to users who ......read more

Pearl Dragon at Studio City Macau and Xizhou Hall at Park Hyatt Suzhou to Jointly Curate a Dazzling Cantonese x Huaiyang Feast

The second chapter of Melco Style Presents: 2022 The Black Pearl Diamond Restaurants Gastronomic Series to be held on July 22-23 MACAU SAR - Media OutReach - 14 June 2022 - Melco Style Presents: 2022 The Black Pearl Diamond Restaurants Gastronomic Series is set to roll out its second banquet featuring the crossover collaboration between the Michelin one star Pearl Dragon at Studio City Macau and the Black Pearl one diamond Xizhou Hall at Park Hyatt Suzhou on July 22-23, riding on the mega debut that will bring to Macau its first-ever six-diamond feast. Tickets for the July four-hands dinner are now on sale with the second evening dinner having already been sold out.

Executive Chef Otto Wong of Pearl Dragon, Studio City Macau
Executive Sous Chef Calvin Yu of Xizhou Hall at Park Hyatt Suzhou
Priced at MOP 1,945* for Melco Style WeChat members and MOP 2,288* for non-members, "A Pearly Feast" is marked by a sumptuous 10-course tailor-made menu that will embrace the best of Cantonese and Jiangnan flavors for two nights only at Pearl Dragon in Macau. Executive Chef Otto Wong of Pearl Dragon and Executive Sous Chef Calvin Yu of Xizhou Hall are committed to impressing guests with some of their most sought-after signature dishes as well as newly-created off menu delicacies. -------------------------------- ......read more