LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - RacingLand officially
announced the appointment of Mr. Jamie Piggott as its regional partner in the United
Kingdom. According to the appointment, Jamie will represent RacingLand's interests
in the fields of horse training, trading and breeding business in the UK.
Jamie Piggott Appointed as Regional Partner (United Kingdom) to RacingLand
was born into a family that can trace its roots as jockeys and trainers back to
the 18th century. Under the influence of his father, Mr. Lester
Piggott, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of
all time, Jamie has spent his life involved in all aspects of the horse racing
industry. Jamie has worked in many roles during his career with many of the
greatest trainers in the world including Aiden O'Brien, Charlie Appleby, Gai
Waterhouse, Wesley Ward, Roger Varian, Tony McEvoy, and William Haggas, who
presently trains horses for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
appointment reflects not only the significant success that Jamie has made in
the equine industry to date, but also the knowledge and experience that he
brings from an array of other important roles in horse racing." said Alvin Lam,
Managing Partner of RacingLand, "With his invaluable skills and solid
connections in the local market, adding Jamie to the RacingLand team is a key
step in the expansion of our horse business in the United Kingdom and EU
delighted to be appointed as regional partner of RacingLand in the United
Kingdom." said Jamie, "Asia is becoming the next globally-focused market with
ever-increasing demand for high quality thoroughbreds. Having shared the same
values with RacingLand, I look forward to contributing my knowledge and
experience to the improvements in the quality of horse racing in the Asia
market, which horse lovers, the industry and wider stakeholders are calling for."
expanding their m ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26
June 2019 - Transit travellers in
Singapore can now enjoy travel protection with the enhanced Tiq Travel Insurance by Etiqa. The digital-first insurer takes the
lead to provide online travel insurance for foreigners on tourist visas, who
can now purchase the plan conveniently when they are in Singapore if they plan
to take return trip(s) from the island city.
In general, local travel insurers only provide
plans that are meant to be used by those residing in the country. Recognising
Singapore as a global business and tourism hub, Etiqa provides transit
travellers the flexibility and convenience to stay protected when they make
Singapore their travel base. This will largely benefit Visiting Friends and
Relatives (VFR) travellers and those whom they are visiting.
travellers come to Singapore to visit their friends and relatives who are
working or studying here, they may have plans to travel together. We see the
potential of VFR travel in Singapore, and wish to extend simple and convenient
travel protection to all." said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa
Insurance Pte. Ltd. As of June 2018, foreigners, permanent residents and new
citizens make up over 40 per cent of the population in Singapore.
last December, Tiq
Travel Insurance is designed to cater to changing travellers'
demographics, travel style and party composition with features such as
three-generation family plan and automated flight delay benefits upon three
consecutive hours of delay, as opposed to industry's norm of minimum six hours'
present, overseas visitors with travel plans that begin and end in Singapore
can be covered under the Group, Family and Married Couple plans, as long as the
Policyholder is a Singapore citizen, permanent resident of Singapore or
foreigner residing in Singapore with a valid pass.
information on the enhanced Tiq Travel Insurance, please visit: http://po.st/TiqTravelEnhanced Et ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June
2019 - Lexngo, the leading sustainable lifestyle brand that designs and
develops environmentally friendly products, has officially set up its office in
Singapore to expand their business in ASEAN region. The company, which was
originally started in Hong Kong, has also launched the world's first resealable
silicon alternative to one-off plastic straws -- the e-Zip.
Designed for people on the
go, the e-Zip, which comes in a variety of solid and translucent colours, is
the first of its kind in the market. It does not only serve as an alternative
to single-use plastic straws, but also features a patented tongue and groove
connector which allows for easy cleaning, without the need of a cleaning brush.
Besides the resealable and reusable properties, it is the most hygienic option
available today. The e-Zip is made from the finest food grade silicone that
complies with the EU food contact regulations for BPA and plastic-free sipping.
It is also fully customizable and can be made with a specific pantone or single-colour
on the launch of Lexngo's e-Zip, Carlotta Wong, chairman and co-founder of
Lexington Limited said "Lexngo aims to provide a complete solution for
reusable products in the market. The e-Zip is not only economical, it also increases
the operational efficiency and resource utilisation, for consumers and
businesses, especially F&B outlets. We believe this small but powerful tool
can help us stay in the forefront of a very pressing global issue -- the
increase of plastic waste."
Made from 100% food grade silicone,
0% plastic and BPA freeDurable: Leakproof, non-stick, waterproof, hypoallergenicTravel
essential: Flexible and space saving
storage with its bendy-formMultiple
range of uses: Can
be used in oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher (heat resistant up
to +220°C and freezer safe to -40°C)Economical: ReusableEasy to wash: Can be unzipped for easy and thoroug ......read more
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - Avnet Asia Pacific is showcasing its innovative Internet of Things
(IoT) solutions and applications at MWC Shanghai 2019 from June 26-28, ranging
from hardware to software-to-cloud connectivity solutions that enable the
development of IoT applications. With its comprehensive suite of IoT services
and technologies, Avnet helps its customers realize IoT business opportunities in
this new era of intelligent connectivity.
"China maintains high double-digit growth in the IoT market, which is
expected to reach 1.8 trillion RMB1 by 2020," said
Frederick Fu, president of Avnet Asia Pacific. "As a leading global technology
solutions provider, Avnet is committed to being the one partner for our
customers throughout the consult, develop and deployment steps of the IoT ecosystem
to bring their ideas to life. In the case of intelligent connectivity for instance,
Avnet collaborates with our ecosystem partners to develop customized
solutions that support an array of vertical industries including:
manufacturing, environmental, construction, retail, food processing and smart
At MWC Shanghai 2019, Avnet's intelligent IoT products and solutions are
showcased in two zones -- the Experiential Zone and the Technology Zone.
Visitors will get to see, touch and feel how innovative products are
applied to Smart Monitoring and Smart Retail at the Experiential Zone.
People counting solution: a smart IoT device
integrating radar and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technologies. People counting and
flow monitoring can be easily tracked from the cloud management portal to
generate insights for subsequent management actions.Smart plug solution: Removes connectivity
limitations by changing the plug from Wi-Fi to NB-IoT, enabling the monitoring of
different appliances or equipment in public areas. Through proper data
training, machine failure predictions can be made via the intelligen ......read more
The RSAC Innovation Program partners with leading startup ecosystem players to offer platform for the region’s best and brightest talents to turn their ideas into full-scale, influential cybersecurity businesses SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June
2019 - RSA Conference (RSAC), the world's
leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced its top three finalists for RSAC
Launch Pad at RSAC 2019 APJ. RSAC
Launch Pad is one of
the major innovation programs that RSAC provides to the region's
fast-growing ecosystem of early- and growth-stage cybersecurity startups. On Wednesday, July 17, the finalists
will pitch their cybersecurity innovations to a panel consisting of two
established venture capitalists (VCs) and a Chief Information Security Officer
(CISO), for an opportunity to advance their business to the next level.
To accelerate digital transformation and collaboration, and
to help protect the expanding regional threat landscape, RSAC is committed to
providing a platform for innovative ideas that help to combat new and evolving threats
and introducing these ideas to the wider cybersecurity community.
Launch Pad finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
Cydarm: Cydarm is
revitalizing the incident response plans of organizations through its case
management system. With a strong understanding of the need for extensive
collaboration and rapid communication with stakeholders outside of the security
operations center (SOC), the company supports organizations in implementing
best practice within their incident response capabilities.SecureStack: SecureStack offers a
robust solution for organizations to build cloud infrastructure and automate the
orchestration of data in their multi-cloud environments. The platform enables
enterprises to deliver agility across clouds and unlocks the ability to rapidly
innovate amid the competitive landscape. Strobes:
Strobes' mission is to connect developers, security professionals and ......read more
Profit Attributable to Shareholders Increased by 23.9% to a Record High of HK$250.6 Million; Total Dividend Up 18.4% to HK4.5 Cents per Share HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 25 June 2019 -
Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited
("Jacobson Pharma" or the "Company"; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company
engaged in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of generic
drugs and proprietary medicines, today announced its annual results of the
Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") for the year ended 31 March
2019 (the "FY2019").
During the reporting period, the Group's revenue increased by 10.1% to HK$1,704.6
million (FY2018: HK$1,548.7 million). Profit attributable
to the shareholders of the Company rose by 23.9% to HK$250.6
million (FY2018: HK$202.3 million). Profit from operations was reported at HK$376.6
million (FY2018: HK$297.2 million), up by 26.7%
on a year-on-year basis. The growth was mainly attributed to consistent sales performance
along with operating leverages and financial savings derived from cost control
The Board recommends
a payment of a final dividend of HK3.0 cents per share for the year ended 31 March 2019
(FY2018: HK2.9 cents per share). Together with the
interim dividend of HK1.5 cents per share, the
total dividend for FY2019 amounts to HK4.5 cents per
share, representing an increase of 18.4%. The Group maintains a
strong financial position with cash and cash equivalents of HK$629.8 million at
the end of FY2019.
has cemented its predominant position in the generic drugs market in Hong Kong
with a steady growth momentum boosted by an expanded product portfolio and a broadened market coverage. With
a host of consumer-preferred heritage brands in its portfolio, the Group's proprietary medicines business
also delivered a notable growth driven by its persistent brand management efforts.
Mr. Derek Sum, Chairman and Chie ......read more
- Media OutReach - 25
June 2019 - For the past eight years, June 25 has been designated as World
Vitiligo Day to help increase awareness of a skin disease known as vitiligo
that affects about 1 in every 100 people around the globe.Vitiligo
causes a person's skin to lose its pigment, resulting in discoloured skin
patches, known as macules. The disease commonly occurs before 20 years of age.
causes remain unknown, factors such as stress, genetic make-up, exposure to
toxins can trigger the skin depigmentation process.
skin patches are not life-threatening, they can affect the mental and emotional
well-being of vitiligo patients. Due to a misconception about vitiligo being
contagious, sufferers have been known to be subjected to bullying and even
social ostracism -- causing many to suffer from low esteem and psychological
sufferers should do their utmost to cooperate with their doctors since early
and proper treatment can help stop the spread of discolouration and restore
pigment in many of the cases.
also avoid self-medication or folk remedies, since these might not only be
inappropriate but even worsen their current situation.
specialist facility which provides a comprehensive range of treatment is the
Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre in Singapore (https://www.novenavitiligo.com).
It is the first vitiligo medical centre in Singapore and South-east Asia to focus
solely on the treatment of vitiligo using state-of-the-art technology.
Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre, patients will be given customised treatment,
depending on their specific needs. Each patient will be given a thorough
assessment of his/her physical symptoms by doctors at the centre. Apart from
examining the size and extent of the depigmentation, the patient will also be
asked about his/her previous treatment history and lifestyle habits. Only then
will the doctors recommend the best treatment for the ......read more
Telcos and communications service providers (CSPs) will need to take advanced precautions against “bit and piece” DDoS attacks SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach -
25 June 2019 - DDoS attacks "for hire" made a comeback in the beginning of the
year, with booter-originated attacks rebounding to more than double their
amounts in Q4 2018, according to Nexusguard's "Q1 2019 Threat Report." Despite the earlier FBI
crackdown, the DNS amplification types of DDoS attacks continued to be a
favorite of DDoS-for-hire websites, soaring more than 40 times their volume
compared to last quarter. The resurgence of DDoS-as-a-service and the growing
botnets reinforce the evolving cyber threat of DDoS attacks for enterprises and
communications service providers (CSPs).
The quarterly report, which measures thousands of DDoS attacks
around the world, revealed DNS amplification attacks were also the most
frequently employed against CSPs and telcos in Brazil this quarter. One of the
largest banks in South America bore the brunt of these Brazilian DNS
amplification attacks--more than 17% of all attacks. "Bit and piece" types of attacks,
or DDoS attacks that were smaller than one Gbps in size, continued to cause
issues in the beginning of 2019 by becoming more automated and targeted,
bypassing detection. Nexusguard researchers warn that CSPs will need to
approach these evolved attacks with scalable, cloud-based DDoS detection and
mitigation in order to reduce potential damages. CSPs that fall victim to
bit-and-piece attacks and unknowingly pass on malicious traffic will risk undermining
"Due to the increasing demand for DDoS attack services and the
boom in connected devices, hackers for hire have doubled and DDoS campaigns are
not going away for organizations," said Juniman Kasman, chief technology
officer for Nexusguard. "Businesses will need to ensure their attack
protections can seamlessly evolve with new vectors and tactics that attac ......read more
Africa Oil & Power will present the award
to H.E. Macky Sall at its annual conference in Cape TownH.E. Macky Sall is renowned for his efforts
to revive Senegal's economy and create an attractive market for oil and gas H.E. Macky Sall will provide a keynote
address at Africa Oil & Power 2019
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - EQS - June 24th,
2019 - H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will be bestowed with the prestigious "Africa
Oil Man of the Year" award during the Africa Oil & Power conference, to be
hosted October 9-11, 2019 in Cape Town. The President will be presented the
award during the conference, during which he will also present the keynote
Senegal is a global hotspot for oil and gas
discoveries -- well-known as the place in Africa to make major oil and gas
finds, due in large part to a decades-long campaign by Sall to improve transparency,
create an attractive investment environment and spark new growth.
"As African countries across the continent
aim to spur growth and diversify economically, Senegal is a prime example of a
country making energy work -- creating an enabling environment for business to
succeed, attracting huge international investments, while providing for a
strong local capacity and downstream investment options," said Guillaume Doane,
CEO of Africa Oil & Power. " H.E. Macky Sall is one of Africa's top
leaders, not just in oil and gas, but as an advocate for overall economic
success. We are honored to present him this award."
Sall first worked as the CEO of Petrosen from
2000 -- 2001, before becoming the country's Minister of Mines Energy and
Hydraulics in 2001. After a long political career in Senegal, Sall was elected
president of Senegal in 2012, and pushed through a series of reforms to revive
Senegal's economy and attract international investors.
"In a continent where border disputes have
held back the development of offshore ......read more
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June
2019 - Chinachem
Group announced today that One Hennessy, the Group's brand-new icon in Wan
Chai, is crowned as the award winner of Commercial High-rise
Development in Asia Pacific Region under the globally-acclaimed International
Property Awards. This marks another achievement for Chinachem, as its other
properties, The Lily, Nina Tower and Jade Grove, have also garnered this award
Mr. Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief
Executive Officer of Chinachem Group, said, "Achieving this award for One
Hennessy proves that our group's efforts in developing top-quality property
management have once again been recognized by the international community. This
is a great honor for us and we will continue to do our best to develop more premium,
innovative and sustainable properties."
One Hennessy is a brand-new commercial property
at 1 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai. Located within the core business district of
Admiralty and Wan Chai, One Hennessy is conveniently situated, only a 5-minute walk away from
both MTR stations and surrounded by world-class hotels, famous
restaurants and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. One Hennessy has 21 floors spanning approximately 315,000 square
feet of gross area in total and 12,000 square feet of lettable gross area per
floor. Total lettable area reaches around 253,000 square feet for all work
spaces and 28,000 square feet for retail shops on G/F -- 2/F. While full sea
views are available on the upper floors, the first three floors are dedicated
to retail shops, restaurants, a post office and a basement car park.
With an eye-catching design in the shape of a
funnel, the sculptural design was inspired by the concept of a young plant
sprouting from the earth and bursting into the sunlight, injecting positive
energy to create a motivating working environment. The bottom of the funnel was
deliberately designed with a "void" in mind, allowing for fresh ai ......read more
Two-week “DE*Spark” series packs exhilarating esports matches and activities for all HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June
2019 - Fulfilling Cyberport's
mission to drive robust growth of the regional esports and digital
entertainment industry, Cyberport today
announces the launch of the Digital
Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF). Staged on 16 July, DELF will gather esports
icons and influencers, industry elites and celebrity gamers to decode the
global prospects of the industry, tap into regional dynamics and market trends,
and examine the development of esports and digital entertainment from all
angles -- as well as hosting hotly anticipated live celebrity esports games.
DELF will also kick off the two-week "DE*Spark" series in July -- an all-new
esports extravaganza which includes forums, competitions and experience day to help
enhance the business community and public's understanding of the esports and
digital entertainment industry.
Professional gamers from Japan and South Korea
DELF 2019 is the first esports focused
international forum to be hosted in
Hong Kong, and will serve as the grand opening of Cyberport's brand new esports
venue. Boasting the theme "Powering up a Vibrant Esports Ecosystem", a
dynamic program of keynote speeches and panel discussions will welcome regional specialists from all over the world. Experts from the
UK, Israel, Germany, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia
and Mainland China, together with local professionals, will shine the spotlight on hot
topics across the esports ecosystem, from expansion of gaming, industry development in contrasting markets to
growing integration opportunities throughout the
Greater Bay Area, revealing the huge economic
potential of this emerging industry from a comprehensive range of perspectives.
Visitors will be engaged by the event's three themed
zones, each allowing the participants to encounter first-hand the latest esports
technology, entrepreneur ......read more
Asia’s SMEs to benefit from one-stop digital service for insurance, employee benefits and business solutions HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Prudential Corporation Asia ("Prudential") today announced it has entered into a regional agreement with HælthTech, a specialist provider of technology solutions and operating platforms for insurers. Under the agreement, Prudential will integrate HælthTech's OMNI cloud-computing technology into PRUWorks by Prudential, a digital ecosystem designed for Asia'ssmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
PRUWorks is a
one-stop platform that offers SMEs a range of insurance products, employee
benefits and business services that match their size, needs and budget. Prudential
launched PRUWorks in Singapore in 2018 and in Indonesia this month, continuing
the platform's expansion in Southeast Asia.
technology will enable straight-through processing of transactions and accelerate
automation of core processes for PRUWorks, delivering a superior customer
experience from insurance underwriting to policy servicing and claims
management. Prudential and HælthTech will work together to deploy the integrated
administration platform in all markets where PRUWorks will be launched. The SME segment is a strategic focus of Prudential,
offering significant growth potential. SMEs account for more than 90 per cent
of all enterprises in Southeast Asia and typically contribute between 30 and 50
per cent of a country's gross domestic product (GDP). However,
many of them remain underserved and face a widening protection gap. In
Singapore for example, more than 50 per cent of SMEs do not have group life
insurance, while up to 43 per cent do not have group medical insurance,
according to a Prudential Singapore survey in 2018.
Mr. Nic Nicandrou,
Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, said, "As a leading insurer and
asset manager, Prudential is com ......read more
23 startups from Japan and 2 Japanese-affiliated
open-innovation-oriented companies to join the event Exhibitors include a developer of
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) used at Changi Airport and A R&D company that works with SMRT leveraging deep learning for safety
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach
- 24th June 2019 - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
will participate in Innovfest Unbound 2019 (organized by NUS Enterprise and
others), one of the largest innovation events in Asia to be held in Singapore.
For the first time, JETRO will exhibit at the event by setting up "J-Startup
Pavilion", featuring 23 Japanese startups and 2 Japanese-affiliated companies based
in Singapore that explore open innovation.
J-Startup is a program that Japan's
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan conducts to help foster
startups. Striving to further strengthen the startup ecosystem in Japan, the
Japanese government has set a goal to create 20 companies with corporate value
or market capitalization of 1 billion dollars or higher, including unlisted
startups (Unicorns) and listed startups, by 2023.Companies under J-Startup are
qualified to receive great support both from the public and private sectors.
Innovfest Unbound 2019 is one of the largest innovation events in
Southeast Asia to be held at Marina Bay Sands from Thursday, June 27 through
Friday, June 28. In 2018, the event saw about 15,000 visitors, more than 400 seminar
speakers, and over 380 exhibitors. https://unbound.live/innovfest-unbound
The key concept of the J-Startup Pavilion is to show Japan as a
country contributing to solve address social challenges in the ASEAN region
through innovation. Offering new value to the world and addressing there
challenges with innovative technologies and business models will ultimately
lead to creating business that can be deployed globally. Japanese startups are
paying attention to Singapore. Nine of the participati ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24
June 2019 - Chillax Asia 2019, the latest annual industry event of the
Singapore Bakery & Confectionary Trade Association, will become one of the
largest shows in the sector when it opens its doors from 25 July and runs to 27
Bakers Competing for the Pole
Position @ Chillax Asia 2018
Into its second edition, this trade & industry
show will be supported by 11 trade associations in Singapore and from the
region with accompanying support from government agencies and embassies based
SBTCA Council Member and lead organiser Thomas
Tan added: "Building on the Chillax Asia platform, this year's event takes a
holistic approach by showcasing the end-to-end supply chain in the food, bakery
and beverage business. For millennials exploring opportunities in this sector,
we will introduce The Entrepreneurs Kit, which aims to help and guide
them from their first steps to running a successful business.
For the more established players, we have
created dialogue sessions with key government agencies and this will enable
them to gain fresh perspectives in addressing on-going industry challenges," he
SBCTA President Tang Siew Chuan said: "The
bakery and confectionery industry is undergoing profound changes. There
continues to be a drive for greater professionalism and craftmanship, driven by
emerging technologies and applications. There is also the need to draw new
talent into the trade so that they can bring creativity and fresh perspectives.
"SBCTA expects Chillax Asia 2019 to showcase
emerging ideas to aspiring professionals as well show newcomers how they can
leverage on the knowhow we have put together in this show."
The 2019 show, which will be bigger and more
comprehensive than the previous year, will feature:
4.0, where 200 top chefs will give an undertaking
to embrace technology to transform Singapore's bakery industry ......read more
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - iZeno is pleased to announce
the achievement of Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner status in multiple
territories in ASEAN including Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
underscores our continued investments in the development of ITSM and DevOps
capabilities through training and certification for our employees. We have
attained the foremost certification possible as a solution partner and have
achieved the highest levels of competency across Atlassian solution offerings.
With proven expertise in DevOps and ITSM,
iZeno focuses on working with enterprise clients within the Financial Services,
Manufacturing and Public Sector spaces in their adoption of Atlassian solutions
to accelerate their digital transformation journey.
Atlassian Platinum solution partner, iZeno extends consulting, implementation,
and local support and services expertise designed to enable customers to
maximize their existing Atlassian investments and enhance existing tools with
plugins and complementary solutions such as Jenkins and Sonarqube. Platinum is the highest level of status
a Solution Partner can achieve, followed by Gold and Silver.
"We are very pleased to join the exclusive cohort
of Atlassian Platinum Experts in ASEAN in less than a year.The demand for DevOps and ITSM enterprise
solutions continues to grow as organizations are quickly realizing the positive
impact Atlassian tools and Agile methodology provide to the organization. We
are excited to offer these capabilities to help our clients improve product
quality, create new efficiencies and reduce their time to market." Said, Jason
Lin, Director iZeno.About iZenoiZeno
was founded in 2003 to provide enterprises with best-in-class technology
solutions they need to keep their business running seamlessly. With a team of
70+ in-house innovators, we have delivered over 500 Enterprise Solutions,
implemented and optimized to enable smarter ......read more
The EU-ASEAN Business Council & ASEAN
Business Advisory Council today launched a report on Non-Tariff Barriers in
ASEAN that they jointly commissioned. The report identifies the existence of a
large number of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in the region in the Automotive,
Agri-Food and Healthcare sectors. It also sets out a number of recommendations
for ASEAN to follow if the region is to accelerate the process of NTB removal
as set out in the AEC Blueprints.Both Organisations encourage faster movement on
achieving ASEAN's objectives linked to the ASEAN Economic Community, particularly
on the removal of trade distorting Non-Tariff Barriers.The
business groups continue to have concerns over the slow progress in achieving
the objectives of the AEC, particularly on NTB removal, and the continued
impact this has on holding back intra-ASEAN trade and achieving the full
benefits of economic integration.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24
June 2019 - In line with ASEAN's 2019 theme of "Advancing Partnership for
Sustainability", the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and ASEAN Business
Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) today launched a joint report " Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in ASEAN and their
elimination from a business perspective" which examines the prevalence of NTBs to trade in
three key industrial sectors in ASEAN -- Automotive, Agri-Food, and
Healthcare. The aim of the report is to
highlight the need for faster action in removing NTBs in the region to help
ASEAN achieve its objectives as set out in the two ASEAN Economic Community
Blueprints, and the subsequent targets of reducing the cost of trade transaction
by 10% by 2020 and doubling intra-ASEAN trade by 2025 as agreed by the ASEAN
Leaders in 2017.EU-ASEAN Business Dialogue roundtable
discussion and launch of the report on "Non-tariff barriers in ASEAN and their
elimination" on 22 June 2019 in Bangkok.
The report sets out a number of
recommendations to ASEAN, aimed at he ......read more
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Desay SV
Automotive ("Desay SV" or "the Company"), leading
automotive electronics provider in China, showcases its latest intelligent
driving solutions based on Level 3 autonomous driving scenarios at CES Asia
2019 held from June 11 to 13.
To give visitors
a great understanding of the technology, Desay SV's booth at CES 2019 demonstrated
its latest smart cabin system and Internet of Vehicle (IoV) embedded with
multifaceted technologies designed. The booth guests had the chance to
experience the integration of humans and vehicle across multiple scenarios.
delighted to bring our third-generation Smart Cabin to CES Asia 2019", said Mr.
Tan Choon Lim, the Chairman of Desay SV, "We believe that the future Smart
Cabin will be based on in-vehicle electronics integrated with original hardware
configurations and open architecture software. Capitalizing on the
unprecedented opportunity granted by the automotive and Internet technology
boom, we aim to push our exploration forward and constantly rethink the
real-life application of IoV technologies."
five typical novice driver scenarios to exemplify its versatile functionality,
Desay SV highlighted the third-generation Smart Cabin and system's ability to
create more likely interconnected connected in-vehicle contexts alongside
deeper and richer interactions with external driver situations.
Alongside the Smart
Cabin the IoV business segment has been presented, which provided an insight
into the information security and sustainability of Desay SV's back-end service
via the integration of IoV technologies, Smart Cabin and Smart Driving. As one
of the three strategic business segments of the company, the application of IoV
on scene shows the intuitive interaction between V2P, V2V and the future of
smart travel with care, security and IoT.
demonstrated a variety of solutions under automatic driving scenarios by means
of digi ......read more
Redefining Success in Business, Creating Value for Employees, Communities and the Environment HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Stan Group (Holdings) Limited
("Stan Group") announced that Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan, a
member of Tang's Living Group, has become a Certified B Corporation® (B Corp™), also the first Hotel in Asia to receive the certification.
Hotel Ease · Tsuen
Wan becomes the first B Corp™ hotel in Asia.
B Corporation Certification is a recognition of the extraordinary
performance of Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan in creating shared value for the
environment and society. This is the second B Corporation Certification
received by members of Stan Group, which showcases the consistent effort the
group asserted into attaining its mission.
"We are delighted to once again receive the B Corp Certification, as
this honours our mission of creating shared value for our business ecosystem,"
said Stan Tang, Chairman of Stan Group and CEO of Tang's Living Group, "We
believe that corporations are entrusted with responsibilities to positively
impact our employees, communities and the environment, as we operate
sustainably. We could not be more excited that Stan Group has achieved this
milestone, which further cements our core value of innovation, human focus,
collaboration and entrepreneurship."
Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan, was among the outlets that first came into operation managed
by Tang's Living Group, member of Stan Group, providing 160 rooms and fine catering
services. The Hotel carries out measures dedicated to creating shared value for
the employees, communities and the environment. These include:
Promoting local economy: Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan implements
stringent guidelines on the selection of suppliers. In the hope to contribute
to local economy, the Hotel gives preference to and fosters long-term collaboration
with local suppliers.Encouraging local employm ......read more
Participation Numbers Doubled Compared to 2018 HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 21 June 2019 - The 2-day HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019 drew to a close at
King's Park Sports Ground earlier today.
More than 1,300 students from 46 primary schools, of which 24 have
participated in the HSBC Try Rugby programme, played a role in the tournament
and enjoyed playing touch rugby in a competitive capacity.
HSBC joined forces with the Hong Kong Rugby Union
(HKRU) to facilitate the "HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament", in support of the
HSBC Try Rugby Programme. With the support of HSBC, twice as many schools and
teams participated in the event this year.
Hong Kong National Rugby Team players Stephanie
Chan and Josh Dowsing joined in proceedings and and were on hand to share their
rugby skills and techniques with local primary school students on the pitch.
As a proud
sponsor of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong
Kong Sevens and the Hong Kong National Men and Women's teams, HSBC holds firm
in the belief of the power of sport as a force for good, and remains firmly committed
to further developing the sport in Hong Kong by providing the resources and
education to school teachers and their students.
HSBC's grassroots, community programmes are noticeably
accelerating the development of the next generation of exciting rugby talent,
ensuring the sport is set to prosper for years to come. The HSBC Try Rugby
programme in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) and The
Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a prime example that has paved the
way for other HSBC initiatives around the world and has seen over 30,000
children pick up a rugby ball for the first time. This number is set to grow as
the partnership progresses through its third year.
HSBC Try Rugby Programme
HSBC launched its Try Rugby community Programme in
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First multi-fight deal at MGM Theater announced HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 21 June 2019 - Legend Fighting Championship, a pioneer of mixed
martial arts in Asia, is pleased to announce it will return to Macau on
Saturday, 14 September for the first of several major events lined up over the
next 12 months.
Legend 13 is set to take place at the prestigious MGM
Theater under a new partnership with the MGM. Dubbed Asia's first dynamic
theater, the MGM Theater will transform into a world-class fighting venue for
the first time to welcome the partnership.
"Macau has major significance for Legend. It was the first
international market for us outside of Hong Kong, so we are very pleased to be
returning for this historic event," Matthew Kwok, Legend Fighting Championship
"Macau will also represent the first of several major events
planned for the next 12 months, including a second event at the MGM Theater in
late December 2019."
Earlier this year Legend announced Audie Attar, respected
sports manager and President of Paradigm Sports Management, had joined Legend
Fighting Championship as a founding board member to play a pivotal role in the
"We are proud to partner with the historic MGM brand. It's a
name synonymous with some of the greatest combat sports events in history.
Legend has always been known for its electric fight nights and we look forward
to writing a new, exciting page in Chinese MMA history inside the magnificent
MGM Theater," Attar added.
The event marks Legend FC's first return to Macau since
2012, where Japanese veteran Koji Ando defeated Australia's Rob Hill in the
main event of Legend 9.
Legend FC held its first-ever event in January 2010 and went
on to shape Asia's MMA scene for years, launching the careers of UFC middleweight
champion Robert Whittaker, Li Jingling and Wang Guan.
The promotion returned with its relaunch event, Legend 12,
on 15 September last year in Guangzhou, China.
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