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Vietnamese People Spent Billions of Dollars on Imported Cosmetics

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — Organised by UBM Asia, the largest exhibition organiser in Asia, vietbeauty 2017 will return this year from 23-25 August 2017 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh.

Being the only beauty tradeshow in the region, focuses on trading, marketing, educating and industry development in Vietnam, vietbeauty has garnered impressive success in 2016. It is set to be the most comprehensive beauty platform for beauty industry professionals to expand their businesses in the promising imported cosmetics market.

According to data from Trade Map of the International Trade Center (ITC) and the World Bank (WB), the value of imported cosmetics coming into the Vietnam market has increased from less than USD500 million in 2011 to over USD1.1 billion in 2016. This figure is forecasted to double, to about USD2.2 billion in 2020.

These figures were confirmed as Euromonitor International, a market research company, also reported that the market size of Vietnam’s cosmetic industry has surpassed USD1 billion in two years, 90% of which are imports, and with annual growth rates often reaching two figures.

According to data from the ITC, Singapore, EU, Thailand and Korea are the biggest cosmetics importers to Vietnam. Meanwhile from the euro zone, the rate of cosmetics imported from France and Italy has recently declined with a turns ratio of 16% and 3%; Spain, Germany and Ireland are quickly replaced with a 2-16% growth.

Data from the General Administration of Customs said that in the first two months alone in 2017, the value of imported perfumes, cosmetics and toilet preparations from Singapore reached nearly USD30 million. Italy, France, Korea and Thailand gained from USD2 to USD7 million.

Topping the list of cosmetics products imported into Vietnam are perfumes (55%) and makeup (21%). The remaining product lines, such as haircare, shaving creams and oils account for 2-8%.

According to the International Trade Center, perfume and makeup products in the Vietnam market have the strongest appreciation trend, reaching 27% and 10%, respectively.

According to the EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN), South and South Central are leading the country in terms of consumer trends and beauty products, with a scale of more than 67% of the market; the northern region accounts for nearly 30%, whilst North Central is only about 3.13%.

With 20 million aged 15 to 39 (40% of the female population), Vietnamese women today receive better education, knowledge and access to different sources of information to build their knowledge about a product. They are updated of market trends faster than ever. Vietnam has become one of the most prominent beauty markets for players in the beauty industry.

vietbeauty 2017 is expected to receive participants from more than 200 leading beauty brands from Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, India, Indonesia, mainland China, Taiwan, the USA and European countries.

There has never been a better time to enter the Vietnamese market and develop your business in the beauty industry than today. Come be a part of this exciting platform and transform your business.

For more information on special privileges, please contact UBM staff to discuss your business needs and how you can make the most of your participation. You may email or call +84 866810202.

For more information on vietbeauty 2017, please view its website at

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About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

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April 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

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Turn the light on and give me your passwords

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/PRNewswire/ — ESET researchers have discovered another banking trojan on Google Play — this time disguised as a Flashlight widget and targeting a potentially unlimited number of apps. Android users were the target of another banking malware with screen locking capabilities, masquerading as a flashlight app on Google Play. Unlike other banking trojans with a static set of targeted banking apps, this trojan is able to dynamically adjust its functionality. Aside from delivering promised flashlight functionality, the remotely controlled trojan comes with a variety of additional functions aimed at stealing victims’ banking credentials. Based on commands from its C&C server, the trojan can display fake screens mimicking legitimate apps, lock infected devices to hide fraudulent activity and intercept SMS and display fake notifications in order to bypass 2-factor-authentication. The malware can affect all versions of Android. Because of its dynamic nature, there might be no limit to targeted apps — the malware obtains HTML code based on apps installed on the victim’s device and uses the code to overlay the apps with fake screens after they’re launched. The trojan, detected by ESET as Trojan.Android/Charger.B, was uploaded to Google Play on March 30 and got installed by up to 5000 unsuspecting users before being pulled from the store on ESET’s notice on April 10 How does it operate? As soon as the app is installed and launched, it requests device administrator rights. Users with Android 6.0 and above also need to manually permit usage access and drawing over other apps. With the rights and permissions granted, the app hides its icon, appearing on the device only as a widget. The actual payload is encrypted in the assets of the APK file installed from Google Play, evading detection of its malicious functionality. The payload is dropped, decrypted and executed when the victim runs the app. The Trojan first registers the infected device to the attackers’ server. Apart from sending device information and a list of installed applications, the malware gets up close and personal with its victims — it also attaches a picture of the device owner taken by the front camera. If the sent information indicates the device is located in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus, the C&C commands the malware to stop its activity — most likely to avoid prosecution of the attackers in their home countries. Based on the apps found installed on the infected device, the C&C sends corresponding fake activity in the form of a malicious HTML code. The HTML is displayed in WebView after the victim launches one of the targeted apps. Legitimate activity is then overlaid by a fake screen requesting victim’s credit card details or banking app credentials. However, like we mentioned before, specifying what apps qualify as “targeted” is tricky, as the requested HTML varies based on what apps are installed on the particular device. During our research, we’ve seen fake screens for Commbank, NAB and Westpac Mobile Banking, but also for Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Google Play. The credentials inserted into the fake forms are sent unencrypted to the attackers’ C&C server. Page 2 of 3 © 2017 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved. As for the device locking, we suspect this function enters the picture when cashing out the compromised bank accounts. The attackers can remotely lock devices with a fake update lookalike screen to hide fraudulent activity from victims, as well as to ensure they can’t interfere. To communicate with C&C, the Trojan misuses Firebase Cloud Messages (FCM), which is the first time we’ve seen Android malware using this communication channel. Based on our research, the app is a modified version of Android/Charger, first discovered by Check Point researchers in January 2017. Unlike the first version that primarily extorted victims by locking their devices and demanding ransom, the attackers behind Charger are now trying their luck with phishing for banking credentials – an evolution rather rare in the world of Android malware. With its fake login screens and locking capabilities, Android/Charger.B also bears some resemblance to the banking malware we discovered and analyzed in February. What makes this latest discovery more dangerous, however, is the fact that its target can be dynamically updated, as opposed to being hardcoded in the malware — opening unlimited options for future misuse. Has my device been infected? How do I clean it? If you’ve recently downloaded a Flashlight app from Google Play, you might want to check if you haven’t accidentally reached for this trojan. The malicious app can be found in Setting > Application Manager/Apps > Flashlight Widget. While locating the app is simple, uninstalling it is a whole another story. The trojan tries to prevent getting uninstalled by not allowing victims to turn off the active device administrator – a necessary step for removing the app. When trying to deactivate the rights, the pop-up screen doesn’t go away until you change your mind and click “activate” again. In such a case, the app can be uninstalled by booting your device into Safe mode, which will enable you to go through the two steps of removing the malicious app. How to stay safe To avoid dealing with the consequences of mobile malware, prevention is always the key. Whenever possible, opt for official app stores when downloading apps. Although not flawless, Google Play does employ advanced security mechanisms to keep malware out, which doesn’t have to be the case with alternative stores. When in doubt about installing an app, check its popularity by number of installs, ratings and, most importantly, content of reviews. After running anything you’ve installed on your mobile device, pay attention to what permissions and rights it requests. If an app asks for permissions that don’t seem adequate to its function — like device administrator rights for a Flashlight app — you might want to rethink your choice. Last but not least, use a reputable mobile security solution to protect your device from latest threats. About ESET For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real-time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET becomes the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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April 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

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YCIS Hong Kong Celebrates Earth Day 2017 with Special Event

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Announces The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong as Charity Partner

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Yew Chung International School (YCIS) will host its first ever Earth Day event on Saturday, 22 April, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Earth Day is an annual event responsible for mobilising more than a billion people and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. This year’s theme is environmental and climate literacy. YCIS has joined forces with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and has announced that they will be the exclusive Charity Partner for this inspiring Earth Day 2017 event.

YCIS Earth Day, 22 April  2017
YCIS Earth Day, 22 April 2017

Activities on the day include performances from prestigious Wells Cathedral School Jazz Band, Africa Drumming and Dance Connection, and YCIS — Secondary’s Chinese Dance Team. There will also be a great selection of games and activities for all ages to enjoy, as well as a Live Art Battle, and an Eco Market featuring delicious organic produce, skincare and environmentally friendly fashion and accessories. We are delighted to announce that 20% of sales on the day will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Guests will also enjoy private tours of YCIS — Secondary’s newly renovated Year 7 floor. The pioneering design, created by award-winning architects Fielding Nair International, includes the very best of ‘green’ features to complement the new Learning Communities concept, which will be introduced throughout the entire campus over the next few years.

“We are truly grateful to be the beneficiary and Charity Partner for the YCIS Earth Day 2017 event. Climate Change is important to everyone and a core theme of our conservation mission. We hope that more families and friends can better understand the impact of Climate Change, and share ideas that can make a difference for a better way forward,” said Louisa Ho, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong.

Kayla Wong, The Nature Conservancy’s Celebrity Ambassador will open the event and she will also host a thought-provoking session with TNC’s Nature Works Program Ambassadors. Founder of eco-friendly online fashion brand, Basics for Basics, Kayla explained, “I wanted to support The Nature Conservancy and YCIS because I think it is important for our generation to know the effects we have on our planet. And it is our job to ensure that we can continue to help keep our environment in good shape for our future generations!”

Dr Betty Chan, Yew Chung Education Foundation’s Director and School Supervisor said, “Today, around the world, millions of people are recognizing Earth Day and the absolute necessity for our love and care for sustainability. With more and more worldwide awareness of the serious situation within our living world, we should make every effort, big or small, to give our planet the best chance to sustain. Yew Chung International School is proud to raise awareness.”

YCIS Earth Day 2017 Details:

Date & Time: Saturday, April 22 – 11 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Location: YCIS — Secondary, 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong
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About YCIS:

Founded in 1932 by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Yew Chung has provided quality bilingual education to the learners of Hong Kong for 80 years. Originally specialising in Early Childhood Education, YCIS now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

YCIS has expanded beyond Hong Kong and is now established in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing and Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the United States, with a total student enrolment of 6,000.

Offering the richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures, YCIS equips children to be bilingual, global-minded and competitive. Students are nurtured with a fully rounded and balanced education that transforms them into globally aware individuals. For more information please visit or our Facebook page.

About The Nature Conservancy:

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or or follow @tnc_hk on Instagram.

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April 19, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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Announcement of Guest Host and Judging Panel of the 10th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Celebrating its 10th edition, the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia will be held on Friday, 23 June 2017 at The InterContinental Hong Kong. A gala event recognising individuals and companies for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Asia’s maritime industry, Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is proud to announce the guest host and judging panel confirmed for the night.

2016 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia Winners
2016 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia Winners



Guest hosted by Anita Kapoor, a well-known media personality, international travel and lifestyle presenter, the black tie gala event is expected to be attended by leading maritime professionals and executives. The call for entries has begun and 12 competitive award categories will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges who are all industry stalwarts with decades of trade experience.

In addition to the competitive categories, Seatrade will also be presenting three special awards – Seatrade Young Person of the Year Award, Seatrade Personality of the Year Award and Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the exceptional contributions by individuals in the region’s maritime industry. Past recipients of the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award include influential industry heavy-weights like Mr Lui Tuck Yew, former Singapore Minister for Transport and Mr George Chao, President, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd.

Marcus Hand, Seatrade Maritime Review Asia Editor and Chairman of the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia Judging Panel, comments, “It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we are returning to Hong Kong this year for the the 10th edition of Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia. In times of such challenging market conditions, the resilient characteristic of our maritime industry clearly exemplify through the award submissions we received.  Winning an award is a recognition of excellence and success that will position the winners at the forefront of the region’s maritime industry.”

Widely acknowledged as one of the region’s most prestigious industry awards, the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is strongly supported by the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) and promises to be a night of networking and celebration as hundreds of top maritime professionals gather to laud outstanding performances in the industry.

Visit to find out more on how you can join the night of celebration.

For more information, please contact:

Daphne Yuen  

Joelle Quah



DID: +65 6592 0888 Ext 740    

DID: +65 6592 0888 Ext 748


About Seatrade
Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired in 2014 by UBM, the world’s second largest media and event organiser across a wide variety of industries. Seatrade’s publications, events, management training, research and award schemes cover every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries. The company’s principal strength is its ability to bring key people together, encouraging innovation and facilitating better communication within the industry. Seatrade is headquartered in Colchester, UK, with regional offices in Dubai, Singapore, as well as representatives in all major maritime centres and cruise destinations across the globe.

For more information, please visit 

About UBM plc
Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia is organised by UBM plc.  UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world.  Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors.  Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed.  Please visit for the latest news and information about UBM.


Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2017 Award Categories

  1. Education & Training Award
  2. Environment Protection Award
  3. Technical Innovation Award
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  5. Safety Initiative Award
  6. Ship Manager Award
  7. Ship Owner/Operator Award
  8. Ports & Terminals Award
  9. Maritime Law Award
  10. Ship Finance Award*
  11. Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Award
  12. Deal of the Year Award
  13. Seatrade Young Person of the Year Award**
  14. Seatrade Personality of the Year Award**
  15. Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award**

*Open to ship finance lawyers
** Not open for nominations. Awarded by Seatrade.

Judging Panel
Mr Marcus Hand, Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

The Judges:
Mr Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc
Mr Arthur Bowring, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA)
Mr Peter Cremers, Executive Chairman, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
Mr Koichi Fujiwara, Chairman & President, ClassNK
Ms Caroline Huot, Global Head – Lubricants, Cockett Marine Oil (Asia) Pte Ltd
Mr Chris Jones, Director, The Baltic Exchange
Mr Rene Pill Pedersen, Councillor & Chairman, International Committee, Singapore Shipping
Mr Lee Wai Pong, Principal, LWP.Sg Consultants
Mr Tim Wilkins, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, INTERTANKO Asia

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April 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

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National Geographic Premieres First-ever Fully Scripted Series Genius

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-FOX and National Geographic Bring History to Life with the Launch of an Original, Fully Scripted Mini-Series Event Exploring the Man behind the Mind – Albert Einstein
-Genius premieres in Asia first on Sunday, April 23 at 7pm on National Geographic

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Although his scientific achievements still inspire awe, few know the full story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon Albert Einstein. National Geographic’s new 10-part series GENIUS – the channel’s first fully scripted series – explores Einstein’s extraordinary professional achievements along with his passionate and complex personal relationships. The mini-series arrives in Asia first, premiering on National Geographic on Sunday, April 23 in Hong Kong at 7pm – a full two days before the series’ global premiere.

FOX and National Geographic premier the ten-part fully scripted mini-series Genius in Asia first on Sunday, April 23 at 7PM on National Geographic.
FOX and National Geographic premier the ten-part fully scripted mini-series Genius in Asia first on Sunday, April 23 at 7PM on National Geographic.


With GENIUS, National Geographic is taking a revolutionary step to becoming an original content creator, ready for battle on the scripted TV landscape. GENIUS follows Einstein’s journey from an imaginative thinker of humble origins, to fleeing the Nazis during World War II, to attaining global celebrity status for his scientific endeavours. National Geographic’s first-ever fully scripted series reveals the untold story of the man behind the mind, delving into Einstein’s happiness and heartbreak as he struggles to be a husband, a father, and a man of principle. Entertaining as well as educational, GENIUS will help viewers learn more about how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos in a significant historical era spanning two World Wars.

A start-studded cast and behind-the-camera team join GENIUS. The fully scripted series stars world-famous Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Einstein, while prestigious English actress Emily Watson (War Horse, The Theory of Everything) plays Einstein’s second wife. The GENIUS executive production team includes the multi Oscar-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer; and Howard also makes his scripted television directorial debut with the first episode of GENIUS. Other GENIUS stars include familiar faces from Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and more.

The series begins in Einstein’s teenage years, when he argues with his father and drops out of school in Germany to go to university in Switzerland. Einstein encounters romance, political drama and unexpected personal struggles, but he manages to make a name for himself as a rising scientific mind. As relief at the end of World War I turns to fear at Europe’s rising tide of anti-Semitism, Einstein seeks sanctuary in the United States. Here, he struggles to balance his identity as a lifelong pacifist and a remarkably talented scientist who is the only one in the world potentially capable of stopping the rise of Hitler.

Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, says, “GENIUS is an evolution of National Geographic programing. Already the global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programing, National Geographic is now firmly establishing itself as an original content creator bringing the best in education and entertainment to audiences in Asia and around the globe. We are delivering on the National Geographic renewed vision to take people one step to the edge of impossible and then, further. GENIUS is not only a global mini-series entertainment event – it is also a brand new way for National Geographic audiences to explore the past and learn the truth behind the legend of famous historical figures like Albert Einstein.”

The “Everyday Genius” Contest

I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

Are geniuses born or made? Was Einstein destined from birth to become a brilliant scientist, or was his genius all down to hard work? National Geographic is challenging viewers across Asia to harness the power of their minds and accelerate their genius.

Join the “Everyday Genius” contest by submitting your brilliant ideas – the ones that could solve an everyday problem, and the ones that could change the world – for your chance to win exclusive access to the National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington D.C across June 15-18, 2017. This exciting annual event brings together the world’s most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers together in one place to share their latest discoveries and ideas.

Find inspiration for your entry in the long history of innovation in Asia; from silk cloth, to the umbrella, to the magnetic compass, to gunpowder and more. Visit for more information and to submit your ideas from now till May 7, 2017. Vote on who you think should be named Asia’s “Everyday Genius” from May 12 2017.

GENIUS is a National Geographic original scripted series produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television and OddLot Entertainment. National Geographic is also partnering with the SNOW app, where users can use the face filter to look like Einstein.

Hi-res images can be downloaded at:

About Fox Networks Group Asia

FOX Network Group Asia (FNG) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. FNG develops, produces and distributes more than 300 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FNG’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX+ and National Geographic. FNG’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium and SCM (formerly Star Chinese Movies). Non-linear brands include FOX Play, FOX Play+ and Nat Geo Play. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.8 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FNG owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programing hours for its wholly owned channels and third parties. In 2017, FNG launched FOX+, the on-demand streaming app for watching the best in entertainment on the go. FNG has been in operation since August 14, 1993.

About National Geographic

National Geographic inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. With a focus on the core goals of exploration and education that the National Geographic Society emphasizes, National Geographic challenges perceptions and allows viewers to push back against the boundaries of exploration. Globally NG has effectively used the medium of television to reach 440 million homes in 171 countries with 45 languages.

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April 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

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BAA and Luxaviation Announce New Strategic Alliance

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-Western and Eastern private and business aviation expertise combined in one unified service offering

SHANGHAI and LUXEMBOURG /PRNewswire/ — Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA), one of the largest and most influential business aviation operators in Asia Pacific, today announced a new strategic business alliance with related company, Luxaviation Group.

Mr. Zhu Yimin, President of CMIG Aviation and Mr. Tom Künsch, Managing Director of Luxaviation Asia
Mr. Zhu Yimin, President of CMIG Aviation and Mr. Tom Künsch, Managing Director of Luxaviation Asia

The partnership will see BAA, which provides high-level aircraft management services for business jet owners in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and beyond, working in partnership with Luxaviation Group, one of the world’s largest private aviation operators, with a fleet of more than 260 aircraft and 1,600 employees worldwide.

Following the signature of a strategic cooperation deal in 2015, the new agreement between the two major private aviation companies, will see BAA, which has been operating in Asia for over a decade, delivering expertise in integrating advanced western experience of business jet management to China’s new and burgeoning private aviation sector, working in synergy with Luxaviation Group. Through its subsidiary ExecuJet, Luxaviation manages 25 world-class fixed-based operator (FBO) facilities and 15 maintenance centres worldwide and offers combined business aviation experience from some of the world’s most respected private jet operators.

The collaboration will see customers benefitting from the enhanced privileges of a premium global infrastructure and service culture of a truly global aviation business providing charter, FBO, maintenance, aircraft management and aircraft transactions with operations in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America.

CMIG Aviation, which is part of the China Minsheng Investment Group, fully owns BAA. President of CMIG Aviation Mr. Zhu Yimin said: “This new strategic partnership in aviation services will undoubtedly help play a highly important role in the further growth and development of China’s business aviation market. The agreement will bring the combined private and business aviation expertise of East and West in one unified service offering, with the kindred companies able to support and complement each other’s operations across Europe and Asia.”

Mr. Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group added: “We are proud to have the opportunity to deliver our expertise to the fast-growing Asian and specifically the Chinese business jet market and support BAA to further improve its client services in this region.”

About Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA)

Business Aviation Asia Ltd. (BAA) was founded in 2006.  As a general aviation flagship enterprise under China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), BAA has business hubs all over Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and is committed to provide a high standard of private jet management business in the domestic and overseas markets. Over the past decade, with its high-quality service and good reputation, BAA rapidly established itself as one of the largest business jet operators in the Asia Pacific region.

About Luxaviation Group

Luxaviation is one of the largest private aviation operators worldwide, currently managing more than 260 aircraft under the most stringent safety standards. The company’s commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of 14 regional civil aviation issued air-operating certificates (AOCs). Luxaviation manages 25 world-class FBO facilities and 15 maintenance centres worldwide, certified to work on most business jets. Luxaviation currently employs more than 1,600 employees worldwide.  Further information:

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April 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

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PointStar Expands its Cloud Computing Investment in Indonesia with its New Jakarta Office to Serve More Customers

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JAKARTA /PRNewswire/ — PointStar, a cloud technology consulting firm that empowers businesses across Asia Pacific to innovate and move beyond productivity has moved to a new office to accommodate its rapid business growth in Indonesia.

PointStar's Jakarta team in their new cloud-managed Indonesia office
PointStar’s Jakarta team in their new cloud-managed Indonesia office

The new office is designed to promote employees’ productivity in a collaborative environment. It comes with fully-equipped conference rooms, a silent room, and a ‘Phone Booth’ area for employees who wish for a quiet working environment. With these facilities, the team can focus on enhancing their core competencies and assists companies to choose, adopt, implement, customise and manage their cloud solutions.

As one of the leading Google Partners in the APAC region, the conference room highlights the use of Google Hangouts in connecting PointStar’s team of more than 60 employees working at different geographical locations.

The new office allows the team to collaborate and achieve better and faster results for growing client’s list of all sizes, which include Gojek, Zalora, Matahari Mall, Indo Tambangraya Megah, and Parkland.

On May 7th 2015, PointStar announced the opening of a Cloud Center of Excellence in Indonesia. In less than 18 months, PointStar has outgrown its premises and experienced a multifold expansion in its employees as well as customers’ portfolio.

As one of the pioneers in cloud solutions, PointStar adopted Google’s advanced online enterprise-ready tool, G Suite, in achieving optimal communication. PointStar also utilises Netsuite’s cloud accounting and CRM system, Cisco Meraki’s cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security system in ensuring a secure scalable enterprise network, as well as the Grandstream IP phone for a much stable telecommunication network.

“Our Jakarta new office will reinforce the strength and focus to bring our clients world-class services. The expansion reflects our commitment and the continued success on our clients’ businesses. We will continue to provide quality, innovative and affordable cloud solutions for companies to embrace digital transformation, and redefine the smarter  way of working in the new digital era,” said Justin Lee, CEO of PointStar.

To celebrate the opening of the new Jakarta office, PointStar has launched a 1-FOR-1 training package called TransformMyBiz. Its objective is to help the small and medium businesses to train their employees on getting the most out of G Suite (formerly Google Apps) at work. The training package, worth $900 per session will be applicable to companies in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, valid for the first 100 companies that sign up and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

“We live in a world of change, driven by technology and it is changing the way how companies and people used to work. As companies take on digital transformation, it simplifies the way they work and soon see themselves operating at maximum velocity,” added Justin Lee.

About PointStar

PointStar was established in 2008 and has transformed hundreds of organisations and institutions, providing reliable and comprehensive cloud services that empower businesses to innovate and stay ahead of the competition.

As a Cloud Technology consulting firm, PointStar has a treasure chest of world class, expertise in consulting for businesses in various industries. Pointstar is one of Asia’s leading Google Cloud Partners, the preferred NetSuite Solution Provider, and an authorized partner for Cisco Meraki. PointStar is headquartered in Singapore with a presence in Jakarta and Malaysia. For further information, please visit

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April 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

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