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On 21 June 2018 Republic of Srpska Opens Order Book for Eurobond Placement of up to EUR200 Million

BANJA LUKA, REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA - Media OutReach - 21 June 2018 - Republic of Srpska is planning to place Eurobonds with a five-year maturity and a coupon range of 4.5%-5% per annum. Final price guidance will be communicated on Friday after revision of the order book.   The planned Eurobond issue has attracted interest from investors in Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and London, after Republic of Srpska representatives conducted a roadshow 11-20 of June.   The order book is expected to be closed on 22 June, after which the Republic will determine the final placement amount. The Global Coordinator of the planned issue is headquartered in Hong Kong: BMI Securities Limited, a broker firm with a strong base of private investors in Asia and Europe.   MiFID II professionals/ECPs-only. No PRIIPs KID -- Manufacturer target market (MIFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as not available to retail in EEA. No sales to retail clients, as defined under MiFID II.   NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE IT WOULD BE UNLAWFUL TO DO SO   The distribution of this communication and other information referred to herein may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession this communication or such other information comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.   No prospectus has been or will be published in relation to the issue of the more

Follow the cookie crumbs and discover DoubleTree Hotel & Resorts in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 21 June 2018 - Even though there is, something alluring about the far away, a lot can be said on spending quality time discovering your native land. Have you seen the hashtags be a tourist in your own country? Search on Instagram and you will discover millions of posts of amazing, breath-taking, scenic, jaw dropping destinations of people travelling in their own country discovering hidden gems. Aren't we always looking for a new place to discover or somewhere new and exciting to go on a holiday?   It is a simple fact that the more time you take to seek out new things, the more you discover. Why not look at what our own country has to offer. Yes, what Malaysia has to offer and travelling in your own country can be an absolute breeze, leaving you more time to focus on the beautiful sights around you. DoubleTree Hotel & Resorts in Malaysia is leaving a trail of crumbs for you to follow, so read on!   Malaysia Truly Asia There is only one place where all the colors, flavors, sounds and sights of Asia come together -- Malaysia. Our country is truly the heart of Asia with its vibrant metropolises, gorgeous beaches, wildlife and it is without a doubt that we have one of the best local food thought out the world.   No other county is "Truly Asia" as Malaysia. Endless experiences to fulfill all your wildest, travel related, dreams. Add on to having great weather, you will see that Malaysia, quite literally, has it all.   Whether you are travelling on business or leisure, discover some of the sites that Malaysia has to offer better yet, stay at one of the DoubleTree Hotel & Resorts in Malaysia for your next vacation.   Warm, Comfortable, Smart the hotel that turns travels into human experiences DoubleTree by Hilton, is one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market leading brands and is known for its famous warm chocolate chip cookie greeting around the world, however you will experienc more

Kintaro Cells Power establishes new partnership with Tokyo Medical University to advance stem cell research

Ground-breaking stem cell research examining the differences between young and old stem cells can contribute to better stem cell treatment for all. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June 2018 - In partnership with Tokyo Medical University, Kintaro Cells Power is working to build the research around mesenchymal stem cells and improve the quality of life for all. The two have embarked on a joint research project to examine the differences in the effect that old and young stem cells have on the body, in a bid to improve future stem cell treatments for patients. The difference between old and young stem cells Over time, young stem cells wear down through the process of ageing, being exposed to the effects of DNA damage, oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage, and inflammation. The onset of ageing increases the risk of diseases, hormonal changes and differences in energy and metabolism. However, the effects of ageing can be reversed if the patient receives stem cells from young and healthy donors. The researchers have also found that the effect of stem cells on patients is stronger if they receive allogenic rather than autologous cells. In other words, the patient is more likely to see better results if they receive donor cells rather than have their own cells re-introduced into their bodies. Expansion plans With the goal to bring stem cell treatment to as many patients as possible, Kintaro Cells Power is expanding their reach with plans to open new production facilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. These production facilities have the goal of improving the efficiency of stem cell cultivation, reducing the cost of production while ensuring that only the highest standards are met for stem cell production. In these countries, Kintaro Cells Power will also conduct clinical trials to ensure the viability of their stem cells for all regions they operate in. "We want to bring the healing power of Kintaro Cells™ to more people and help the more

LivesOne World Singapore discusses Blockchain Innovation and Venture Capital

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 June 2018 - LivesOne World Singapore Conference was held on June 14th dedicated to blockchain technology, discussing its investment opportunities and challenges including regulatory consensus. The event brought together the major players in the industry from all over the world along with over 250 attendees drawn from technology, education, finance, government and multiple sectors.   Themed "Consensus, Symbiosis and Telesis," LivesOne World Singapore was the first in a series of blockchain conferences organized worldwide by the Singapore Symbiosis Economy Foundation (SEF), with the goal of building a consensus and cooperation platform for the global blockchain co-workers, and redefining the user value, ecosystem, business model based on blockchain technology.    Initially the architecture for Bitcoin that was launched in 2008, blockchain is established on an information architecture that is shared and continually reconciled. This is a way of using the network that has obvious benefits. The blockchain database isn't stored in any single location, meaning the records it keeps are truly public and easily verifiable. No centralized version of this information exists for a hacker to corrupt. Hosted by millions of computers simultaneously, its data is accessible to anyone on the internet. By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet.   Jeff Chen, Founder & CEO of Maxthon Web Browser and Chairman of SEF, presented LivesOne, the world's first cryptocurrency application platform.  Still at the planning stage, the platform will include:   Cryptocurrency rewards Distributed server architecture to reduce the risk of privacy leaks Integrated multiple decentralized applications, dApps Integrated LivesOne three interfaces: Payment interface, mining interface and transac more

Experian named by Forbes as one of the most innovative companies in the world for fifth consecutive year

 Company's culture of innovation drives new products and services to help businesses and consumers   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - June 20, 2018 - Experian® has been named among the top 100 most innovative companies in the world for the fifth year in a row by Forbes magazine. In the publication's eighth annual list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies," Experian climbed to the rank of 57th and was amongst the top 10 most innovative companies headquartered in Europe.   Technology, innovation and new sources of data are fusing to create an unprecedented number of new ways to solve pressing business and consumer challenges. This accolade underscores Experian's commitment to innovation, and using the power of data and technology to transform lives, businesses and economies for the better.    "It is an honour to be recognised for innovation for the fifth year running," said Brian Cassin, CEO, Experian. "We have created a culture of continuous innovation focused on opportunities for businesses and consumers in today's digital and data economy."   Experian has jumped up 40 places in this year's ranking, placing it alongside some of the world's leading technology companies including Tesla, Netflix and Amazon. Forbes' ranking identifies firms that investors believe to be innovative at present, and that will continue to achieve profitable new growth through innovation in the future. This recognition demonstrates investors' confidence in Experian's ability to innovate both today and in the years ahead.   Learn more about Experian's commitment to innovation at   About Experian Experian is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments -- from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers -- we empower consumers and our clients to manage t more

Yahoo Mail for All: Introducing Our New Mobile Web Experience and Android Go App

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20th June 2018 - By 2025, the number of global mobile internet users is ​predicted to expand​ by over 50%. We believe it is important to understand and meet the specific needs of this massive wave of new mobile users, and deliver the same first-class Yahoo Mail experience regardless of device, location, storage capacity, or network speeds.   As such, our team has been working to deliver on this promise of global access and equality and, today, we are proud to unveil two new major initiatives: 1. a completely modern Yahoo Mail mobile web experience, and 2. a new app optimized for Android Go phones.   New Mobile Web Experience: The Best Mail in your Browser   In order to deliver a beautiful, high-quality Yahoo Mail experience no matter where you are in the world, it was critical for our team to make the mobile browser experience extremely fast and lightweight, while significantly improving current features. The difference between the old and new is striking.   The new, enhanced mobile browser experience shares many of the same features as the top-rated Yahoo Mail app with the added benefit of freeing up space, including:   Swipe through your inbox: ​The ability to take actions on emails quickly and easily by swiping right to ​mark as read​ and left to ​delete​.Customize your look and feel: ​New color themes with light and dark backgrounds that allow you to personalize your inbox.Get organized easily with folders: ​Beautiful sidebar menu with folders for easy organization.Never hunt for an email address: ​Auto-suggest your most frequent email addresses when you type the first few letters, so sending an email is faster than ever.Infinite scrolling inbox:​ Scroll all the way down your inbox without having to hit "next" to see more emails.Take quick action on emails:​ Easily delete, forward, reply and do more from the easy acc more

Spackman Entertainment Group Associate Company Spackman Media Group’s Bae Doona Stars In Netflix’s Kingdom

Bae Doona will star in the Netflix drama, KINGDOM, expected to air in December 2018   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 June 2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by financier Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that Korean top star Bae Doona, who is represented by SBD Entertainment Inc., one of the renowned talent management agencies under the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited ("SMGL") will be featured as the lead actress in the Netflix original drama, KINGDOM.   KINGDOM is a historical drama where Bae Doona will be playing a Joseon doctor named Seo-bi investigating the mystery of a pestilence that threatens the whole country. Play writer Kim Eun-hee who is known for SIGNAL (2016), PHANTOM (2012), and SIGN (2011) will be writing the script, while director Kim Seong-hun of TUNNEL (2016) and A HARD DAY (2014) will be helming the project. The six-episode drama is expected to air on Netflix in December 2018.   2018 marks the 20th year in Bae Doona's illustrious career, which includes starring roles in several of Korea's all-time highest grossing films including TUNNEL (2016) and THE HOST (2006). She has also become one of Korea's leading international icons, having starred in the Wachowskis siblings' CLOUD ATLAS, JUPITER RISING and SENSE8 and chosen as the face of Louis Vuitton's Series 4 global campaign.   Mr. Richard Lee, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of Spackman Entertainment Group, said, "Considering the strength of the artist rosters of our associate company SMGL, which includes Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin, So Ji-sub, and Bae Doona, and our wholly-owned Constellation Agency, we plan to continue exploiting their talent management platforms, whose total revenues exceed that of the Company, to increase value for more

Etiqa launches new home insurance with first-in-market features, endorsed by Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 June 2018 - Etiqa Insurance Singapore has launched Tiq Home Insurance, a new home protection plan available for online purchase with premiums starting from S$28 annually. Providing flexible coverage with benefits designed to meet consumers' needs, Tiq Home Insurance debuts in an exciting new campaign endorsed by 'Singapore Boy', Hossan Leong.    With benefits that are specially selected based on a 2018 consumer study on common household concerns, Tiq Home Insurance by Etiqa offers flexible coverage that translates into affordable pricing. The plan allows homeowners and tenants to choose their preferred sum insured for building, renovation and home contents across different period options. Value-added services such as 24/7 home repair assistance are included.   "At Etiqa, we want to enhance customers' experience and create greater savings", said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. "It is important to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers. As a homeowner myself, these are potential issues that I am concerned with."   In 2017, almost 70% of 3,871 fire calls in Singapore originated from residential premises, according to SCDF's statistics. Tiq Home Insurance addresses the immediate needs of residents in the event of a fire with S$5,000 cash allowance within 24 hours -- a first-in-market feature that helps the insured get back on their feet quickly.   To enhance public awareness on home insurance, Hossan Leong, a.k.a. Singapore Boy, has also been chosen as the official ambassador of Tiq Home Insurance. As part of the campaign, Leong is seen fronting a series of light-hearted media broadcasts and tongue-in-cheek tags, conveying the importance of getting the right home protection.   Accidents do happen, but taking precautions can help to minimise one's losses. Tiq Home Insurance by Etiqa assures homeowners and tenants that they h more

Medical inflation rate in Hong Kong highest in Greater China

Rise in cancer cases and an ageing population put huge strains on medical services, according to Aon Asia Healthcare Trends Report 2017/18   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 JUNE 2018 - Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has launched its inaugural Asia Healthcare Trends Report 2017/18.   The report examines medical inflation, its key drivers, and prevailing cost management strategies by insurers across 11 markets in the region. Each market is also allocated an Aon Medical Inflation Index (AMII) score, which compares the average medical inflation rate in each location for 2017 and 2018 with a projected inflation rate for the next three years. The AMII score for Hong Kong is 78.8--better than the regional median of 82.7 but the highest in Greater China.   Medical inflation forecast for 2018 is 8.4%, up slightly from the 8.2% forecast for 2017. However, 40% of insurers predict a significant increase in healthcare costs over the next three years.   Trends in cost management Asia is being hit by a convergence of several unfavourable factors including a rapidly growing middle class with heightened expectations of healthcare outcomes, an ageing population, and high incidence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory-related conditions.   The report tracked a moderate reduction in inflation rate in Hong Kong from 2014 to 2016, from 9.0% to 7.5%. However, inflationary pressures have been building on a number of fronts--notably an ageing population and public health system struggling to cope with increased demand. The report noted that a majority of Hong Kong residents are now 50 to 59 years of age, and over time, a large population of seniors aged 80 years and above will put significant strain on medical and care services.   Furtherm more

ADM Capital and Tejara Capital announce US$520m refinancing for International Oasis

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 June 2018 - ADM Capital, the London and Hong Kong-based private credit fund manager, working closely with Tejara Capital and Houlihan Lokey, has led a successful US$520 million refinancing for International Oasis Holding Company KSCC ("International Oasis").   ADM Capital led a consortium of international investors including certain funds and accounts managed by Empyrean Capital Partners, LP, NatWest Markets Plc and CQS Dedicated Opportunities Fund. Funds managed by ADM Capital provided US$300 million of the total refinancing package. International Oasis's investments include a stake in Aston Martin, the British luxury car brand.   Kuwait-based International Oasis was advised by Houlihan Lokey, Dubai, Tejara Capital, London and Latham & Watkins.   ADM Capital was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London.   Commenting, Robert Appleby, co-CIO and co-founder of ADM Capital, said:   "ADM Capital's lead position in this complex US$520m refinancing is testament to our strong international network, expertise in structuring equity and debt financings and our ability to deploy significant capital. We benefit from a highly experienced senior team and a 20-year track record of delivering to our investors hard to find, high returning investment opportunities with particular expertise in the Asia Pacific and European markets."   Commenting, Chris Botsford, co-CIO and co-founder of ADM Capital, said:   "ADM Capital has built a reputation for being a reliable and trusted source of long term capital. This refinancing follows on from several fixed income investments ADM Capital has made related to Aston Martin. We are delighted to lead a transaction that supports a stakeholder of Aston and continue to be impressed by the outstanding management team unleashing the rich potential of this iconic luxury sports car manufacturer."   About ADM Capital ADM Capital is a Hong Ko more

Avnet Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia

Avnet wins HR Asia's first award in Taiwan for "Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 -- Taiwan"  TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 19 JUNE 2018 - Avnet Asia Pte Ltd has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia -- Taiwan. This is the latest achievement by Avnet's employees which builds upon the company's previous recognition from HR Asia Awards in Hong Kong.  Avnet Taiwan received the "Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 -- Taiwan" from HR Asia at the award ceremony   HR Asia's rigorous assessment process proved Avnet's track record regarding its outstanding employer practices, identifying Avnet as an employer of choice in Asia. In the employee survey, Avnet scored higher than the industry average in worker engagement, providing a healthy workplace culture, and offering employee development opportunities. Avnet and the other winners were selected by a panel of judges sourced from an extensive range of independent industry experts, academics, journalists and government representatives.   Prince Yun, regional president, sales, Avnet Taiwan and South Asia commented, "It is a great honor for Avnet Taiwan to be recognized by HR Asia as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia. Avnet has been guiding today's ideas into tomorrow's technology in Taiwan for more than 30 years. We take pride in caring for our employees by helping them grow and develop their careers, and by contributing back to society. This award is a strong recognition and endorsement of our commitment to employee wellness as well as individual growth and development."   "HR Asia's Best Companies to Work for in Asia award recognizes companies for their workplace and employee engagement practices. Recipients, such as Avnet Taiwan, have and continue to demonstrate their willingness to go the extra mile in ensuring employees are well taken care of and are fully engaged. The award is benchmarked against global best practices and the results a more

Quality Building Award 2018 Results Released

New Category Introduced and Number of Jurors Increased to Enhance Industry Representation HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 June 2018 - The Quality Building Award 2018 (QBA 2018) results have now officially been announced at the QBA 2018 Award Presentation Ceremony, held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. QBA was co-founded in 2002 by nine of Hong Kong's leading property sector institutions and has been jointly organized on a biennial basis since. It has become established as the most unbiased, prestigious industry award in building sector. Among the nine co-organizing institutions, QBA 2018 was led by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. QBA 2020 will be led by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.   In addition to around 500 industry leaders attending in person, the Ceremony was also attended by The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Mr. WONG Wai Lun, Michael, JP, Secretary for Development of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. QBA 2018 features six main categories with "Grand Award" and "Merit" awards. Of all the winners, a special "Quality Excellence Award" will be awarded to the best overall project. A panel of 13 jurors of diverse professional backgrounds assesses the projects according to strict criteria.   The Hon Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said: "The theme of the 2018 Award is "Driven by Profession * United for Success" which echoes well with the governance philosophy of the current-term Government. Quality buildings are essential ingredients for a growing and dynamic metropolis like Hong Kong. The Quality Building Award further raises the benchmark and widens the quality spectrum for excellent construction projects in Hong Kong and beyond.  The finalists presented to us more

DATx Brings The Blockchain Revolution To Digital Advertising

Using Blockchain to fill in for the lack of legal frameworkAllows media platforms to host accurate targeted ads, maximizing eCPM for better monetization of their website traffic, which would increased ROI on ad placements for advertisersImplement effective anti-fraud measures to prevent all forms of ad fraud SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - June 18, 2018 -  With investigations into the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal resulting in lawsuits and GDPR coming into effect, digital advertising's unbridled collection and usage of user data is finally meeting legal resistance. The digital advertising industry, previously opaque and behind-the-scenes, is finally being pulled out into the light, with the general public waking up to the full reach and power of the industry.   But in today's technologically accelerated age, laws may not be enough to protect user privacy. Current legal frameworks evolved over centuries, whereas today's advances in digital technology, following Moore's law, are growing at an exponential rate.   Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, who tracks the intersection of law and technology points out, "Generally, [the law] is at least five years behind technology as it is developing." Can Blockchain Fill in for the Lack of Legal Frameworks?   By leveraging technological advances, we can proactively address areas where laws fail to keep up the pace.   Blockchain technology, the underlying mechanism behind Bitcoin, is one such example. Renowned for ability to keep data secure and anonymous, blockchain keeps an immutable, traceable digital ledger on digital "blocks" linked together through digital cryptography. In the case of Bitcoin, these blocks store transaction data, but in practise, it could store any data.   With the rapid development of blockchain's potential applications across a range of industries, blockchain technology has fi more

CES Asia: Innovation at the Speed of 5G

Rapid pace of global innovation acceleration on display across AI, AR, VR, 5G and more   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - June 18, 2018 -  CES Asia® 2018 wrapped today with the rapid pace of global innovation front and center over the show's three day duration. The next stage of technology advancements were showcased across vehicle tech, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality, digital health and more. The event, 24 percent larger than last year in terms of footprint, cemented itself as the place to fully experience how the pace of technology is accelerating globally. CES Asia, the premier event for tech innovation in the Asian marketplace, will return to Shanghai, China, June 11-13, 2019.   "5G and AI are igniting growth across the entire tech ecosystem changing the way we interact with technology and the world around us," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. "It's incredible to see technology refining and reinventing itself at such a fast pace. Just six months ago we were at CES with life-altering tech all around us. This week, I saw that technology refined, enhanced and built upon in many ways, especially with AI and 5G integration and the creative ways those technologies are being imagined and implemented."   With 43,000 trade attendees and total attendance of over 46,000, including 1,400+ members of the global media, up 20 percent over 2017 total attendance, CES Asia 2018 broke records. More than 500 companies showcased tech breakthroughs across 50,000 gross square meters of exhibit space; a 24 percent increase over 2017 and 2.5 times larger than the inaugural 2015 event.   "CES Asia is the best indicator of consumer technology trends in Asia," said Lenovo Group. "As a frequent exhibitor at CES, Lenovo Group is exhibiting at CES Asia for the first time and fully demonstrated Lenovo China's new strategic vision, more

Colony and Prudential in partnership

Prudential's PRUbiz beyond customers to enjoy exclusive services offered by Colony KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 18th June 2018 - Colony, a co-working space and serviced office provider, today announced a partnership with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (Prudential) through which PRUbiz beyond customers will enjoy exclusive services offered by Colony.PRU biz beyond is a business solution offered by Prudential that focuses on protecting a company's assets, including its business and people, from uncertainty and risk. Under the partnership, Prudential's PRUbiz beyond customers will be able to enjoy exclusive business lifestyle services offered by Colony under the PRUbiz beyond Privilege Loyalty programme. The provided complimentary service includes: Three months of open hotdesk membership with unlimited access to work in Colony's common areas -- the Lounge and Café Area available at Colony@KLCC, as well as Colony's newest branch located at KL Eco City, opening in July 2018.Wireless high-speed internet for unlimited devices while at ColonyPreferred rates for event lounge and meeting room reservations Becoming prevalent in major cities in the world, co-working spaces are widely regarded as the future of offices and work environments. Launched in July 2017, Colony has thrived in its prime KL city centre location. The company offers service plans ranging from reserved desks, private suites, hot desks and prepaid passes as well as exceptional amenities such as rooftop swimming pool access, massage room, nap rooms, along with an in-house Espressolab. With additional plans to expand its presence in the local co-working space industry, Colony wishes to expand their brand by bringing forth a second division of serviced offices based at KL Eco City by July this year.  "This partnership is very exciting for both companies. We look forward to working with Prudential by taking care of their customers during their time here at Colony. more

BBazaar Malaysia offers Free Gifts on Approval of Credit Card and Loans Application

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 18 Jun 2018 - Promotional offers can make a whole lot of difference when it comes to buying any product. When you're out shopping, a discounted product or one that offers something more than what you pay for has the potential to catch your eye right away.   While you may have come across plenty of promotions on various lifestyle products and accessories, here's one that you simply won't see coming., an online marketplace for financial products and services, is offering free gifts worth up to RM300 if your application is approved.   This promotion is valid for first-time applicants of credit cards and personal loans on If your application for a new credit card is approved, you'll get a Tesco online voucher worth RM50 and a Smart Bracelet worth RM250. Looking to take advantage of the credit card promotion? You'll need to apply for any one of the Citibank credit cards or Standard Chartered credit cards available on   If your personal loan application is approved, you'll get a Tesco online voucher worth RM50. For the personal loan promotion, you'll need to apply for a Citibank personal loan. Both these promotional offers are valid until 31 July 2018.   With most of you unable to make time for personal tasks and the fintech revolution gathering steam, you don't need to make your way to a bank every now and then. On, you can search, compare, and apply for multiple financial products without so much as moving an inch from your couch. With a seamless end-to-end user experience on offer, there's no reason for you to go anywhere else whether you need a credit card or a home loan.   Vipin Kalra, the CEO of BankBazaar International said, "Our aim is to provide instant access to financial services and the process is easier for banks as we can be seen as an additional channel for them to reach out to customers.''   But what differentiates fr more

Hong Kong and Bordeaux sign the first MoU on Wine and Food Tourism Promotion

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 June 2018 - The first Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Bordeaux Greats Events -- Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole on Wine and Food Tourism Promotion (MoU) was signed yesterday (16 June 2018) at the Bordeaux Wine Festival to further strengthen cooperation between the two cities on wine and food tourism promotion.   The MoU confirms that the HKTB and Bordeaux will continue their collaboration in staging the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival from 2018 to 2022. It also, for the first time, underlines a pledge to strengthen cooperation and exchanges on wine and food tourism between Hong Kong and Bordeaux. The two cities seek to further enhance their tourism appeal through joint promotions of their wine and gourmet food to visitors globally.   After the signing of the MoU, the HKTB hosted a cocktail reception for the wine industry in Bordeaux, at which highlights of the forthcoming 2018 Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival were revealed, in an effort to attract the participation of the Bordeaux wine trade in the event.   The 2018 Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival will continue to expand its scale and introduce new elements to surprise visitors and locals alike. This year, not only will the venue be the largest ever; there will also be plenty of new party elements to create a lively and exciting atmosphere. In addition, the HKTB will invite celebrity chefs in the region to work together to present a splendid feast, and offer a collection of the most famous street food for visitors and locals to savour the most authentic tastes from different regions and countries.   To showcase Hong Kong's culinary delights to the Bordeaux wine industry, three Hong Kong Michelin-starred chefs were invited by the HKTB to present their signature dishes at the cocktail reception.  Photo Caption 1 Hong Kong and Bordeaux sign a Memorandum of Understand more

President Donald Trump appears at The Victoria Peak! Madame Tussauds Hong Kong launches Asia’s First Live Figure

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15th June, 2018 - Madame Tussauds Hong Kong brought Famous Fun to life as President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to The Peak. The exciting introduction of Trump LIVE in Hong Kong -- a first across the brand's Asian estate -- marks Madame Tussauds's ongoing commitment to bring a "real life experience" to visitors.       During his surprise visit, President Trump tried his first ride on the Peak Tram. Amazed by the stunning Hong Kong skyline, President Trump also met the incredibly lifelike wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. After greeting his friends President Xi of China and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump also jumped at the opportunity to discuss "social media strategy" with American supermodel, Kendall Jenner.   Jenny You, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong said: "We're constantly looking for ways to bring truly immersive experiences to our visitors. The launch of President Trump LIVE allows our visitors to experience the unique brand of famous fun and become the STARS of the story. We will continuously create unforgettable moments for our guests with our lifelike figures."   In welcoming the newly unveiled President Donald Trump figure, Madame Tussauds talented sculptors brought the figure to life using the latest technology, giving our visitors a truly extraordinary experience on their visit.     The new President Trump figure is dressed in his recognisable Republican red silk-tie, navy power suit and Made in American flag lapel pin. Visitors to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will have a chance to tweet support "him" back on the new interactive social media wall inside the famed attraction by hashtagging #RealWaxDonaldTrump on Facebook, Twitter and more

Donnie Yen Stars as Napoleon and Du Juan Stars as Resplendant Empress in City of Dreams’ Triumphant New Campaign

The iconic duo team up with pioneering photographer Nick Knight to create images that boldly encapsulate the spirit of victory   MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - June 15, 2018 - Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen and actress / international supermodel Du Juan have teamed up with one of the world's most influential photographers, Nick Knight, for City of Dreams' stunning new brand campaign. Known for consistently challenging conventional notions of beauty in his ground-breaking creative collaborations with fashion icons and labels such as Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen and Comme des Garçons, Knight is a world renowned visionary as well as director of He was also the official portrait photographer for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. This is the first time Knight has collaborated with a hospitality brand.   The image of Donnie Yen is inspired by classical paintings of Napoleon Bonaparte, the 19th-century Emperor of France, with the famed 'Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass' by artist Jacques-Louis David depicting the Emperor in all his glory atop a white Arab stallion.  Du Juan plays an Empress dressed in a sophisticated China rouge gown sitting on a throne, radiating the spirit of power and victory. The key visual is inspired by the 15th-century painting 'A Muse (Calliope?)' by Italian Renaissance artist Cosimo Tura.   The trailblazing campaign shot in the UK encapsulates the sensation of personal triumph that is synonymous with City of Dreams, through a creative concept featuring iconic portraits of key figures in history interpreted by Donnie Yen and Du Juan. The striking visuals combine elements of East and West, blending tradition with a modern twist to boldly personify power and heroism.    The image of Donnie Yen is inspired by classical paintings of Napoleon Bonaparte, the 19th century Emperor of France, with the famed 'Napoleon at the Saint-Ber more

Tech company Baletu is expected to be the next Unicorn

A Hong Kong entrepreneur sets an example in mainland China with his trillion property rental platform   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 June 2018 - Confronted with soaring property prices, many of the younger generation cannot afford to buy a flat. "Houses are built to be inhabited, not for speculation" became the focus of real estate policy in the mainland benefited the development of Leasehold market. Up to 70% of real estate market transaction are co-tenancy and sublet. Baletu, founded by Hong Kong resident Norman Lui Nam in 2014, became the largest online property rental platform that owns the highest transaction and quantities of verified properties in Shanghai within only 18 months, receiving realizable profit and having a 1.5 million sublet property list in Shanghai at present. Within a short span of three years, Baletu has established itself in more than ten cities, having practical cooperation with institutional landlords in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou, and intended to expand the business to four more cities including Guangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chengdu by the end of this year. Early this year, Baletu has completed Series B funding with a total investment of 500 million yuan from DCM, Tiantu Capital, Nan Fung Group in Hong Kong, and Zhong Wei Capital.The founder of, Norman Lui, explained that a successful entrepreneur requires ambitious to become success.Belatu offers a unique platform connecting intelligent electric meters at homes which allows tenants to check their electricity usage easily.Baletu is a mobile platform serves several million tenants in China for searching apartment and simply sign the tenant contract and pay rental through the app.   A tenant builds a rental website to relieve young people of their worries over lodging Norman Lui Nam, Founder and CEO of Baletu, moved to Hong Kong with his parents and grew up in the city. He attended Cornell University studying Electronic Engineering after gr more

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