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Symantec Announces October 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report

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2010-10-28 17:36

– For the first time, up to 25 percent of all targeted attacks in October destined for the Retail sector –

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — October 28, 2010- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the publication of its October 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals that targeted attacks have increased significantly since they were first discovered five years ago from one to two attacks per week in 2005 to 77 attacks per day in October 2010. For the first time, targeted attacks hit the retail sector hardest this month where they increased from a steady monthly average of .5 percent of all attacks over the past two years to 25 percent in October characterized by a retail organization that was the intended recipient of three waves of highly targeted spear phishing attacks. In October, 1 in 1.26 million emails comprised a targeted attack.

Typically, between 200 and 300 organizations are targeted each month with the industry sector varying. Over time, the same individuals are targeted but using different exploit methods. For example, in October, an average of 5.4 users was targeted within each organization.

“While targeted emails by nature are sent in low volumes, they are one of the most damaging types of malicious attacks,” said MessageLabs Intelligence Senior Analyst Paul Wood. “We have seen a constant influx of targeted attacks over the past six months with the type of organization targeted changing on a monthly basis and the number of targeted users increasing each month. Although the number of unique attack exploits being deployed has diminished slightly, the number of attacks used by each exploit has increased.”

In October, the number of targeted attacks aimed at businesses in the Retail sector rose considerably above the monthly average of 1 in 1.26 million, increasing the likelihood of an attack by a factor of almost 6.3 times. Moreover, the number of attacks against the retail sector jumped to 516 in the last month, compared to just seven attacks per month for much of 2010 marking the first time the retail sector had been the focus of a targeted attack campaign in recent years.

“Of the 516 attacks, only six organizations were the intended targets but two of them were mainly targeted one of which was the target of 63 percent of the 516 attacks,” Wood said. “The spear phishing attacks, launched in three waves each one week apart, used social engineering techniques to distribute legitimate-looking emails from HR and IT staff of the targeted organization but in actuality contained malicious attachments.”

Each wave was comprised of one or two different email messages using different themes. The first wave of emails targeted 50 recipients and spoofed an email address from the firm’s Senior HR Executive with subjects referring to confidential salary information. The attachment contained a malicious PDF. The second wave also spoofed an HR Executive and targeted 20 recipients with a subject line pertaining to new employment opportunities.

The malicious attachment was an XLS file. The third wave took a slightly different approach and spoofed one of the organization’s Senior IT Security Executives. It targeted 70 employees and requested action with a critical security update. The malicious attachment was a password-protected zip file.

“Examination of the attacks’ timing and techniques suggests a methodical approach on behalf of the attackers,” Wood said. “In the case that the recipient clicked on any of the three malicious attachments, a backdoor Trojan would have been installed onto the computer with the potential for the attacker to gain access to any sensitive personal information or valuable corporate data on the machine.”

Other report highlights:

Spam: In October 2010, the global ratio of spam in email traffic from new and previously unknown bad sources was 87.5 percent (1 in 1.4 emails), a decrease of 4.2 percentage points since September.

Viruses: The global ratio of email-borne viruses in email traffic from new and previously unknown bad sources was one in 221.9 emails (0.45 percent) in October, an decrease of .01 percentage points since September. In October, 23.1 percent of email-borne malware contained links to malicious websites, an increase of 15.5 percentage points since September.

Endpoint Threats: Threats against endpoint devices such as laptops, PCs and servers may penetrate an organization in a number of ways, including drive-by attacks from compromised websites, Trojan horses and worms that spread by copying themselves to removable drives. Analysis of the most frequently blocked malware for the last month revealed that the Sality.AE virus was the most prevalent. Sality.AE spreads by infecting executable files and attempts to download potentially malicious files from the Internet.

Phishing: In October, phishing activity was 1 in 488.0 emails (0.20 percent), a decrease of 0.06 percentage points since September.

Web security: Analysis of web security activity shows that 51.3 percent of malicious domains blocked were new in October, an increase of 17.7 percentage points since September. Additionally, 24.7 percent of all web-based malware blocked was new in October, an increase of 2.9 percentage points since last month. MessageLabs Intelligence also identified an average of 2,280 new websites per day harboring malware and other potentially unwanted programs such as spyware and adware, a decrease of 23.9 percent since September.

Geographical Trends:

Luxembourg became the most spammed in October with a spam rate of 94.9 percent.
In the US, 91.6 percent of email was spam and 91.3 percent in Canada. Spam levels in the UK were 91.1 percent.
In the Netherlands, spam accounted for 92.3 percent of email traffic, while spam levels reached 91.6 percent in Germany, 93.3 percent in Denmark and 90.8 percent in Australia.
Spam levels in Hong Kong reached 93.3 percent and 90.2 percent in Singapore. Spam levels in Japan were at 89.6 percent and 93.8 percent in China. In South Africa, spam accounted for 91.0 percent of email traffic.
South Africa remained the most targeted by email-borne malware with 1 in 113.7 emails blocked as malicious in October.
In the UK, 1 in 127.1 emails contained malware. In the US virus levels were 1 in 425.3 and 1 in 254.5 for Canada. In Germany, virus levels reached 1 in 219.3, 1 in 215.7 in Denmark, 1 in 278.9 for the Netherlands.
In Australia, 1 in 474.5 emails were malicious and, 1 in 157.0 for Hong Kong, for Japan it was 1 in 738.1 compared with 1 in 576.4 for Singapore.
Vertical Trends:

In October, the most spammed industry sector with a spam rate of 93.5 percent continued to be the Automotive sector.
Spam levels for the Education sector were 92.1 percent, 91.8 percent for the Chemical & Pharmaceutical sector, 91.6 percent for IT Services, 91.5 percent for Retail, 91.0 percent for Public Sector and 90.5 percent for Finance.
In October, Government/Public Sector remained the most targeted industry for malware with 1 in 43.2 emails being blocked as malicious.
Virus levels for the Chemical & Pharmaceutical sector were 1 in 188.4, 1 in 224.4 for the IT Services sector, 1 in 386.0 for Retail, 1 in 167.7 for Education and 1 in 361.3 for Finance.
The October 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report provides greater detail on all of the trends and figures noted above, as well as more detailed geographical and vertical trends. The full report is available at

Symantec’s MessageLabs Intelligence is a respected source of data and analysis for messaging security issues, trends and statistics. MessageLabs Intelligence provides a range of information on global security threats based on live data feeds from our control towers around the world scanning billions of messages each week.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at

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October 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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Comba Secures Multi-milllion US Dollar Deal for 3G Wireless Equipment to India

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2010-10-28 22:14
India Operator Purchases Comba’s Base Station Ancillary Equipment

NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba” or “the Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 2342), a leading wireless enhancement solutions provider announced that it has successfully secured an agreement with a leading operator in India to supply wireless telecommunications equipment as part of a rollout of its 3G network in licensed circles across the nation. Under the agreement, Comba is supplying base station ancillary equipment including RF filters, diplexers, tower mounted amplifiers (TMA), and other products in the multi-million US dollar deal.

The solution will enable the operator to build out the network cost-effectively and rapidly. Comba’s RF filter plays a key role in improving system performance and facilitating co-location of services through the filtering of noise and unwanted signals as well as protecting the system from overly strong signals. The deployment of the Comba TMA further improves system performance by increasing base station receiver sensitivity and enables lower noise figure. This in turn will reduce dropped calls, improve call quality and data transmission rates – all essential for enhancing end-user experience.

Mr. Rajiv Girotra, Managing Director of Comba Telecom India said, “We are delighted to be selected as the supplier for the rollout of 3G networks across India. Comba overcame intense competition for this project and was selected on the basis of product performance and quality after exhaustive benchmarking against other vendor products. In addition, our outstanding track record, robust technical support and service capabilities were also considered in the final decision by the operator”

Mr. Simon Yeung, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer for Comba’s international operations said, “India has always been a very important market for the Group and this agreement marks a new milestone for us in light of the recent security concerns of the government. By working closely with the customer and the relevant government bodies, Comba fully complied with the regulations and gained approval to import the products into India and will continue to do so for the future.”

India’s 3G license auction concluded in May 2010, bringing a total number of 3G spectrum owners to nine operators across various circles nationwide in both rural and urban areas. As such, network build outs have been underway in earnest with some operators targeting early 2011 for commercial launch of services. By deploying Comba’s products in their networks, operators will enjoy cost-effective solutions to improve system performance and aid rapid rollout.

In addition, the agreement further affirms Comba’s position as the global leader in the area of tower mounted amplifier technology. According to industry experts at ABI Research, Comba Telecom is ranked as the number one vendor of TMAs by market share in their recent report “Tower Mounted Amplifiers for Mobile Wireless and Cellular Base Stations”.

About Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited

As one of the leading wireless solution providers in the world, Comba is primarily engaged in the R&D and manufacturing of wireless enhancement products including repeaters, base station subsystems & antennas, and wireless transmission & access systems. The Group also provides complete turnkey solutions and services to its global customers. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Comba’s global operations include manufacturing platform in China, R&D centers in China and the US, with over 40 offices worldwide. In May 2010, Comba had secured winning places in five categories, namely, “Best Mid-Cap” (the first runner up), “Best Managed Company”, “Best Investor Relations”, “Best Corporate Governance” and “Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy”, among top companies in China. It was included into the Hang Seng Composite Index Series (under the Information Technology category) in March 2010. In September 2010, Comba was named “Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion” by Forbes. For further information, please visit:

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Ms. Ada Ho
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October 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

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BPC Banking Technologies Partners with HP to Port SmartVista to the Integrity NonStop Platform

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2010-10-25 11:58
Banks now have a real market proven alternative application for their NonStop platforms

SINGAPORE, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of Open System e-payment solutions for the global financial industry, today announced it had completed the porting of its SmartVista switch solution (SmartSwitch) to HP’s Integrity NonStop platform.

The HP Integrity NonStop server is the platform of choice amongst many tier 1 banks requiring a fault tolerant environment within their e-payments infrastructure. In taking the strategic decision to port SmartSwitch to the NonStop platform, BPC was conscious that many of the world’s banks are actively seeking alternatives for their legacy e-payment solutions running on NonStop servers.

The porting project took only three months to complete and was undertaken with the invaluable support of HP’s Bangalore, Technology Center.

“There is a level of uncertainty in many of the world’s banks as to the direction they should take in modernizing their e-payments infrastructure,” commented Vasily Grigoriev, CEO BPC Banking Technologies. “With our port to HP’s NonStop platform banks now have the real alternative of keeping their fault tolerant infrastructure, while enjoying the benefits that SmartVista brings as a modern, scalable and market proven e-payments solution.”

“HP has been an extremely supportive partner during the porting project, providing both expertise and technology,” said Rajan Narayan, Managing Director, BPC Banking Technologies, AP and LAC. “We have a significant opportunity here in Asia Pacific to win new business from the region’s banks and together with HP are looking forward to supporting them in their migration to SmartVista.”

“HP believes that the BPC’s SmartVista technology is an excellent example of a game changing Cards & EFT processing platform that will enable HP customers to launch new products faster and at a lower price point than current implemented technology,” commented Sandeep Kapoor, Director for NonStop Enterprise Division, Asia Pacific and Japan at HP. “It is a testimony to the investments that HP has been making in modernizing the NonStop architecture for newer & modern applications like SmartVista to port and take advantage of the platform availability and scalability. The porting was accomplished in such a short time, demonstrating an open environment that the newer NonStop systems bring to the market.”

SmartSwitch is part of the SmartVista complete suite of e-payment solutions. SmartVista’s broad range of capabilities effectively support and manage payments across all channels, including POS, branch, Internet and mobile applications. From simple credit and debit cards to sophisticated loyalty programs and multi application smart cards, SmartVista supports all aspects of card management. SmartVista also detects and prevents fraud to improve the bottom line. For card issuers, and acquirers and institutions requiring broad-based e-payment functionality, SmartVista delivers a full suite of solutions to transform the way organizations manage their electronic payments.

BPC Banking Technologies: BPC is the leading global provider of Open Systems e-payment solutions for the global financial industry. It provides SmartVista, a single integrated solution for transaction processing and card management. The company’s customer base includes the largest and most progressive retail banks across four continents. For more information, visit the company’s website at .

About HP
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information is available at (NYSE: HPQ).


Florence Fang
Tel: +65-6259-3193

Anna Borzilova
Tel: +7-495-780-3165

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October 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

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New World Hospitality Unveils Aggressive Expansion Plans

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Relaunches Flagship New World Hotels

HONG KONG, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality has launched an aggressive programme to establish itself as an influential player in the regional and international hospitality industry, with more than 20 projects currently under development, representing an investment of over USD1.1 billion across three distinct brands.

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Leading the expansion is the repositioning of its New World Hotels flagship brand, in which a new visual identity and service culture were unveiled today in the group’s properties in China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

As well, new properties and opening dates announced today include New World Hotels in Guiyang (2011), Beijing (2012); Shenyang (2013), and Qingyuan (2014). By 2015, the number of New World Hotels is targeted to more than double.

In addition to the New World Hotels brand of deluxe properties, New World Hospitality manages the select service brand, pentahotels, currently represented in Shanghai, and a new premium luxury brand is also currently under development.

These initiatives underscore New World Hospitality’s aim to provide guests refreshing alternatives across a tiered spectrum of brands. The approach is to challenge conventions to become widely recognised for a distinctive culture.

“We focus on building strong and long-lasting relationships with our guests, each other and our communities. This philosophy is our compass, shared with our guests at every touch-point in their stays, delivered by associates who are as keen as we are to create new hotel benchmarks,” said New World Hospitality’s Executive Vice Chairman Sonia Cheng.

As part of the revitalisation of New World Hotels, the concept of “Modern Oriental Hospitality” has been introduced.

“Modern Oriental hospitality means featuring the best of the region’s hospitality traditions and the values that they spring from, but extending them in a refreshingly engaging and fluid way,” said Ms. Cheng.

To facilitate New World Hotels’ significant repositioning, New World Hospitality has recruited some of the most experienced and dedicated hoteliers in the industry and, to reinforce its new service culture, New World Hotels has dedicated funds notably above industry standards for training and development.

“In conjunction with our new visual identity and workplace culture, we have launched a programme of initiatives that will include almost every aspect of the hotels, from human resources to sales and marketing, from operations to physical product,” said Symon Bridle, New World Hospitality’s senior vice president — operations.

A regional advertising campaign has been launched featuring the work of award-winning photographer Platon Antoniou, supplemented by the unveiling of both corporate and hotel websites, and

The marketing campaigns introduce the New World Hotels logo with its mulberry symbol, the fruit of the tree from which the first silk was created in China. The story of silk’s creation — how, through care and craftsmanship, a simple source became an exotic, beautiful, long-lasting, high-quality substance — was the inspiration for New World Hotels’ fresh visual identity.

“Similarly, we hope with creativity to build a long-lasting, authentic entity, that is beautiful in its own right,” said Ms. Cheng.

From its early beginnings in China in the 1980s, the modern incarnation of the New World Hotel Management Limited company was officially launched in July 2010 as New World Hospitality.

Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality manages the New World Hotels brand of deluxe properties in Dalian, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila, with two affiliated hotels in Shenyang and Shunde, as well as the select service pentahotels brand currently represented in Shanghai. The group has more than 20 properties under development. The company is a member of New World Group, a Hong Kong-based leading conglomerate and principal investor in many New World Hospitality properties. For further information, please visit

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Paul Calder, Account Director
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October 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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HeterMedia Announces Relocation and Partnership with PR Newswire Asia

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HONG KONG, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — HeterMedia Group, one of the leading info-logistic solution providers in Asia Pacific region, is proud to announce its relocation to its new Hong Kong office and its partnership with PR Newswire Asia. With the implementation of a wide range of new services, HeterMedia strives to become a world class info-logistic service provider.

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To prove its dedication, HeterMedia expanded to its new premises in an effort to bring a brand new image to its clients. The NEW office is polished with a young, sharp and dynamic colour theme of white, orange and yellow, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Round and wavy designs are also incorporated throughout the office to represent HeterMedia’s fast and flexible services. The office features nine luxurious conference rooms, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. A spacious and comfortable client lounge with an entertainment area is situated nearby with a fine selection of beverages and treats.

Working with our strong alliance PR Newswire Asia and PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division, HeterMedia now offers EDGAR services, IPO solutions, Investor Relations (IR) solutions and Virtual Data Room (VDR) services. By utilizing the multi-channel corporate news distribution and multimedia service of PR Newswire Asia, clients will be capable of distributing corporate information and press releases to most media outlets simultaneously with accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. HeterMedia’s project management team will also be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction for clients and their business partners.

HeterMedia does not only distinguish itself as an info-logistics service provider, it is also acknowledged as a Caring Company that strives to contribute to the communities. HeterMedia’s Social Responsibility Team (also known as “SRT”), formed in 2007, actively takes part in various charity events and donations.

About HeterMedia:

Established in 1992, HeterMedia has developed quickly over the last two decades to become one of the leading info-logistics solution providers in the Asia Pacific region. HeterMedia has been working in partnership with investment banks, financial services institutions, law firms, publishers, retailers, insurance companies, major corporations and universities, providing high quality and time efficient products. From creative design to distribution logistics, HeterMedia offers comprehensive and One-Stop service solutions to corporate clients. In 2009, HeterMedia established its Beijing office to handle the increasing demand from clients in Mainland China. In 2010, HeterMedia forms a partnership with PR Newswire Asia to incorporate new range of solutions and services.

HeterMedia’s New Address:
9/F, Vicwood Plaza,
199 Des Voeux Road Central,
Hong Kong

Media Contacts:

Hong Kong
Ms. Vanessa Yeung
Tel: +852-2121-1778

Ms. Wendy Ng
Tel: +86-10-5900-6561

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October 25, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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Pure Commerce Supports Visa’s End to Dynamic Currency Conversion Moratorium

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New Merchants Can Now Offer DCC Services on Visa Transactions After Six Month Moratorium Has Lifted

SYDNEY, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Pure Commerce, an international payment solutions provider, today announced its support for the end to Visa’s moratorium on dynamic currency conversion (DCC), which was introduced in April 2010 to limit the addition of new DCC participants into the market.

As a result, DCC can now be offered on Visa transactions at all merchant outlets in the US, Asia Pacific, and Canada, in accordance with Visa’s Global DCC Compliance Programme requirements. Visa has also lifted its long-standing DCC prohibition on Visa transactions in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). It will also be removing the DCC prohibition on Visa transactions in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) in April 2011.

“This is a very positive outcome for our acquirer customers and merchants, helping them to further capitalise on foreign spending by attracting new customers, while at the same time earning greater revenue derived from foreign transactions,” said Daniel Lavecky, CEO of Pure Commerce. “This significantly reduces their costs associated with accepting credit cards from international visitors.”

Pure Commerce’s fxCHOICE DCC service simplifies purchasing by allowing foreign cardholders the option of paying in their local currency at a competitive exchange rate when making a purchase using Visa or Mastercard payment cards. Every time an international charge is converted, Pure Commerce’s acquirer customers and merchants earn revenue through foreign exchange commissions on up to 135 currencies. As a result of Visa’s announcement, Pure Commerce’s customers can now take further advantage of a higher conversion rate and increased profitability.

“We know that global travellers want to stretch their dollar further and are always cognisant of exchange rates, especially given the volatility of the market in recent times,” said Mr Lavecky. “Visa’s announcement not only benefits acquirers and merchants, but it gives Visa cardholders greater choice and convenience when making foreign purchases.”

About Pure Commerce

Pure Commerce provides on-demand financial and payment solutions to banks, acquirers and multinational corporates. The company’s payment solutions, which include dynamic currency conversion and multi-currency pricing, provide clients with innovative ways to extend, deepen and retain relationships with their customers. Pure Commerce has offices in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Zurich and London. For more information visit

For further information or interview, please contact:

Emma Keen
Infinite Loop
Tel: +61-402-112-189

SOURCE Pure Commerce

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October 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

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New Integrated Office Helps Avery Dennison China Collaborate for Local Clients

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Spectacular space encourages cross-division innovation as “One Avery Dennison” inspires brands and makes the world more intelligent

SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Avery Dennison, a global leader in labeling and packaging solutions, has brought its four key China business divisions under one roof for the first time to promote collaboration and innovation in support of its partners in China.

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Celebrating its new office in Shanghai today, Avery Dennison emphasized its revitalized “One Avery Dennison” brand approach. Its four China business divisions – Roll Materials, Retail Information Services, Graphics & Reflective Products, and Specialty Tape – share the integrated office space to foster inter-unit collaboration and present a unified image to customers, suppliers, distributors and other partners.

“After 15 years in China, Avery Dennison remains committed to investing in our people and facilities here,” said Anne Hill, Avery Dennison senior vice president of Human Resources. “This new office complements our training and development programs by creating a collaborative environment in which our people can use all of their skills to deliver the very best products and services to our partners in this dynamic market.”

The new office also showcases Avery Dennison’s vision of “making brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent”. Different areas are linked through a cohesive design concept which uses bold graphics, bright colors and the recurring image of the world globe on walls, doors and windows.

Diane B. Dixon, Avery Dennison senior vice president, Communications and Corporate Affairs, said: “The design of the Shanghai office superbly communicates the brand essence of Avery Dennison, with a visual impact that highlights our heritage in China and our core values: integrity, service, teamwork, innovation, excellence and community. The office is a fitting milestone for our 75th anniversary year and exemplifies the ‘One Avery Dennison’ concept that will take us to even greater strength in years to come.”

The inspirational interior design of the new Avery Dennison office has been created using Avery Dennison graphics materials, including vinyl wall film, frosted glass film, and reflective films and the latest printing technologies for these materials. These films allowed the office designers to use advanced design concepts to create impactful interiors for Avery Dennison. These materials can also be seen in many customers’ locations around Shanghai, in high-profile retail environments and at Shanghai World Expo, where Avery Dennison materials are used for the street signs within the World Expo Park and to create many other interior and exterior architectural features.

“With outstanding color clarity and faultless application, the Avery Dennison films deliver a high-quality finish every time. At our new Shanghai office, our solutions have helped to create a stimulating and supportive environment that is inspiring staff and clients alike,” said Fred Pereira, vice president & general manager of Global Fleet & Architecture, Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Products Division (GRPD).

Celebrating the office opening with staff in Shanghai today, Mr. Pereira, Ms. Hill and Ms. Dixon were joined by more than 130 local employees and divisional leaders from around the region.

New About Avery Dennison:

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. For 75 years the company has been a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions, and organization and identification products for offices and consumers. A FORTUNE 500 company with sales of US$6 billion in 2009, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and has employees in over 60 countries. A division of Avery Dennison, Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Products provides imaging materials and service solutions for fleet, architecture, transportation, traffic and safety markets. For more information, visit or site

Media Relations:

Avery Dennison
Ms. Jenny Yang
Tel: +86-21-3395-1902

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October 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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TIEE 2010: Boundless Opportunities in Every Avenue of Learning

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BANGKOK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Thailand’s policy on the liberalization of education in the 1990s has encouraged rapid development and expansion in the number of international education institutions in the Kingdom. Today, there are more than 400 international schools and higher education institutions in Bangkok and other major cities across the country, in addition to the English-based study programs currently available in the majority of state and private schools and colleges throughout the country.

The choice of study courses is thus almost limitless, making it simple for students and concerned parents to select the desired course. Also, the comfortable standard of living and modern amenities available have attracted more and more students from overseas to study in this country, as the cost of study here is much lower than in most other parts of the world.

The Thailand International Education Expo 2010 (TIEE 2010) taking place at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok from November 19-21, 2010 will be the country’s biggest and most comprehensive event on international education in Thailand. Organized by the Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce under the theme, “ASEAN’s Hub of Learning, The Heart of Global Network,” the event will feature more than 200 exhibition booths offering the widest possible choice of education from primary to university level. This includes a selection of some 900 study programs, vocational courses and popular short courses such as Thai boxing, Thai cooking, traditional massage, and even aviation training. Specific language courses such as Mandarin, Japanese, French, German and Spanish are also highlighted, along with the many education-related spheres including computer software, educational toys and materials.

Last year’s event attracted more than 9,000 local and foreign visitors. The upcoming three-day educational funfest is almost certain to draw more than 10,000 people, especially the target group of students, parents and academic representatives.

TIEE 2010 also presents great opportunities for scholarships and student loans, guidance and counselling as well as full information on insurance coverage, boarding and lodging. In addition, there will be workshops, seminars and discussions relating to education. With plentiful games and contests, prizes, gifts and souvenirs galore, TIEE 2010 promises to be an educational experience unlike any other in all of Southeast Asia.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Export Promotion Activities
Department of Export Promotion
Tel: +66-2507-8387

SOURCE Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government

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October 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm

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Singapore Gets Another First With Great Wall TV Package on KyLinTV

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2010-10-18 22:34 


SINGAPORE, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Come Monday, October 18th, Chinese-speaking residents in Singapore would wake up to the choice of another new 31 Chinese channels package from KyLinTV — a new IPTV service provider making its entrance into the Singapore market following a proven success in North America and Europe.

Singapore also marks KyLinTV’s debut as the first country in Asia to tune in to this Chinese channels package — Great Wall TV package. It consists of 18 channels which includes the line-up of CCTV-4, CCTV-News, CCTV-Opera, China Movie, Beijing TV, Dragon TV, Hunan TV, JiangSu TV and ZTV (ZheJiang TV), just to name a few. Great Wall TV package is the flagship product of China International Television Corporation’s (CITVC) in its effort to reach out to Chinese overseas in its highest form of Chinese language programming standard; illustrated below includes:

  • CCTV-4, a news channel featuring up-to-minute news and current affairs programmes from China and around the world;
  • Chinese Movie Channel, a 24/7 movie channel offering the best selection of films from China’s prolific movie industry, ranging from the elegant classics to the most avant-garde entries of the new generation;
  • CCTV-Opera, with a non-stop panoply of Beijing and other first class operas to satisfy the tastes of Chinese opera buffs; and;
  • CCTV-Entertainment, a variety channel allowing Singaporean subscribers to keep up with the latest developments in Chinese culture with its wide line-up of superb variety shows.

Other than Great Wall TV Package, Singapore’s Chinese residents can also look forward to more channels on KyLinTV’s offering which includes 24-hour Chinese soap opera on KunLun TV and YangTze Drama; edutainment & kids programme on KyLin Kids and Chinese Culture. Not forgetting, the business news & current affairs programme on Trading Day and last but not least, lifestyle programme on KyLinTV Leisure. Also, joining the KyLinTV Basic’s 14-channels package are the widely well-received channels by North American viewers are US TV Business, US TV News, KyLinTV Variety, MASTV and Oriental Education.

KyLinTV customers can enjoy a simple plug-and-play setup with any broadband network connection, set-top box (STB) and TV. Unlike the STB from current payTV service operators in Singapore, KyLinTV customers can watch their favourite programmes anywhere with a simple broadband connection even when they are holidaying overseas. Another not to be missed feature is their 48hr Playback STB feature which record all programmes for all channels allowing customer the convenience of playing back past programmes without the hassle of advance recording or the frustration of missed recorded favourite programmes.

CITVC Vice President Wei Ping spoke enthusiastically of the cooperation, saying, “As the most important Chinese TV channel platform outside of China, the Great Wall TV package is a window connecting the latest members of the Chinese diaspora with their home countries. The latest partnership between CITVC and KyLinTV will provide them access to the best in Chinese television programming, enabling viewers to keep a close eye on what is going on in their hometown, meanwhile, the release of Great Wall TV on KyLinTV Singapore will provide all Chinese residents here who are interested in China with a better way to study the Chinese language and discover Chinese culture.”

KyLinTV president Duan Jianbing shared, “Singapore has both high ethnic Chinese population and good broadband infrastructure provides KyLinTV a good platform. As a new payTV provider in town to reach out our target audience fast, through the use of IPTV technology and strong Chinese contents, I believe KyLinTV’s many advantages, including its advanced technology, the professional team, the excellent customer service and mature marketing strategy, all combine to ensure that this same high quality of service will be delivered to its new Singapore subscribers just like how we delighted the North American and European, while providing a bridge linking the members of the Chinese diaspora to their hometowns. That’s not all, KyLinTV would continue to bring in new innovations and work with more channel partners to offer more contents relevant for the multi-racial society like Singapore.”

According to Billy Tianbo Huang, General Manger of KyLinTV Asia Pacific, Singapore will be the regional hub and KyLinTV will expand into other countries with huge Chinese populations like Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia and Japan. “Wherever there are Chinese and the Internet, KyLinTV will be there, ” said Huang.

About China International Television Corporation

China International Television Corporation (CITVC), the largest and most profitable media company in China, is the global marketing agent for programme copyrights owned by CCTV.  As the exclusive overseas copyright agent for the Chinese TV Program Export Association, CITVC is the sole company approved by Chinese authorities to deal with mainland Chinese distribution of foreign satellite programs. It is an authorized agent engaged in the importation of foreign TV programmes to China. Its business covers programme production and distribution, audio and video publishing, advertisement, pay TV, market research, technical development, investment, and tourism services, among others. CITVC forms a complete chain with the most influential advertising company in the Chinese mainland.

For more information about CITVC, please visit .

About KyLinTV

KyLinTV, the first IPTV service dedicated to the Chinese community living in North America, offers over 60 Chinese-language broadcasts, 20 English channels, as well as 30,000+ hours of video on demand programming.

The service was launched under the stewardship of two key investors, Charles B. Wang, founder of Computer Associates, and Charles Dolan, founder of Cablevision and Home Box Office.  Production is made possible through technology partnerships with NeuLion, Inc. of Plainview, New York, and Transvideo of Beijing, China.

With her IPTV license awarded by Singapore government in September 2009, Singapore becomes the newest and first country in Southeast Asia to tune to KyLinTV service outside North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand  and Japan.

For more information on KyLinTV’s subscription offerings, please visit or call our 24-hour Customer Service Hotline at 6602-7692.


Mr. Billy Huang
KyLinTV Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Tel:   +1-516-622-8423

Ms. Vicky Li
China International Television Corporation (CITVC)
Tel:   +86-10-5186-2843


SOURCE KyLinTV Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


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October 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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Sharpening Sales Strategies for Bottomline Profit: Global Sales Expert Bruce Wedderburn Comes to Singapore

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2010-10-18 11:48 


SINGAPORE, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Bruce Wedderburn, a global expert in sales, and Huthwaite’s Vice President of International Operations, will be in Singapore for a series of presentations that will guide corporations to improved pipelines, more accurate forecasting and maximised profit from sales.

In leaner times, bottom lines were protected by cutbacks; but growth in late 2009 and 2010 bolstered revenues. Wedderburn says, “The big question being asked by companies as they budget for 2011 is how to maintain that revenue growth and do it in a way that drives significant increases in profitability per client, per deal, per region, per sales person.”

He says that sticking with GFC legacy strategies – cost-minimising then reliance on top line growth – will hold back organisations from capitalising on the current marketplace.

In his addresses to CEO’s, CFO’s and sales leaders, Wedderburn will reveal how to build on top-line revenue improvements of 2010 to advance bottom line results in 2011. He will also explain why commonly employed “best practice” metrics for predicting sales results are in fact unconsciously increasing sales costs and hindering margin growth. He will highlight some of the common and rarely detected sales practices that are silently eating away at every company’s bottom line.

As well as predictive metrics falling under Wedderburn’s analysis, he will also debunk the belief that having a large number of opportunities in the early stages of a sales pipeline is advantageous. He will outline strategies for addressing bottlenecks to accelerate sales and discuss strategies that have been proven to increase the probability of closing a deal.

Breakfast Seminar in Singapore:
Date:  Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Time:  7:00am – 9:00am
Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre, 80 Bras Basah Road

About Huthwaite

Huthwaite is the world’s leading sales performance improvement organization. Founded on scientifically validated behavioral research, our methodologies which include the internationally renowned SPIN® Selling, guarantee sales success. Huthwaite assesses your organization’s needs and develops customized sales performance improvement and coaching programs that drive real business results. For additional information on Huthwaite, please visit

Press Contacts:

Rosana Doble
Huthwaite Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6733-5620

Donna Garcia/Rasyida Samsudin
Rice Communications
Tel.: +65-6221-8729
Mobile: +65-9734-8808


SOURCE Huthwaite


Written by asiafreshnews

October 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

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