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New Dates for 2011 Monsoon Cup

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2011-04-28 18:40

New Dates for 2011 Monsoon Cup

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — To ensure its position as the world’s premier sailing event, T-Best Events Sdn Bhd have successfully secured new dates for the 2011 edition of the international sailing event, the Monsoon Cup.

A long and detailed negotiation with the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) means the season-ending race, where the ISAF Match Racing World Champion will be crowned, will now be held from 29 Nov-4 Dec.

The Monsoon Cup was originally scheduled from 22-27 November but it clashed with the 26th SEA Games (11-22 Nov).

“After several weeks of negotiations, the WMRT and ISAF have finally agreed to our new dates. I would like to thank them for their cooperation and we will work hard together with the continuous support and guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as well as various events partners and members of the media to ensure the Monsoon Cup remains the nation’s premier sailing event,” said T-Best chairman Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik.

“We felt the old dates were unsuitable as the build up to the Monsoon Cup would have been overshadowed by the 26th SEA Games. We are also lucky that the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) which is usually held in the first week of December will now be held a week later so that it doesn’t clash with the Monsoon Cup.”

Tan Sri Sabbaruddin added the new Monsoon Cup dates fits perfectly with the Perth 2011 ISAF World Sailing Championships, which is scheduled from 3-18th December making it viable for foreign media intending to attend both events.


Stage Date Event Location Teams Boats

1 May 10 – 15 Match Race France Marseille, France 12 J80
2 May 24 – 29 Match Race Germany Langenargen, Germany 12 Bavaria 40
3 June 7 – 12 Korea Match Cup Gyeonggi, Korea 12 KM36
4 June 22 – 26 Portimao Portugal Match Cup Portimao, Portugal 12 SM40
5 July 4 – 10 Match Cup Sweden Marstrand, Sweden 16 DS37
6 August 24 – 28 Danish Open Bornholm, Denmark 12 DS37
7 Aug 30 – Sept 4 St Moritz Match Race St Moritz, Switzerland 12 BLU26
8 October 3 – 9 Argo Group Gold Cup Hamilton, Bermuda 24 IOD
9 Nov 22 – 27 Monsoon Cup K.Terengganu, Malaysia 12 F36
About the ISAF World Match Racing Tour:

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the leading professional sailing series featuring 9 World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with “Special Event” status. The World Tour awards over US$1.75million in prize money with points awarded at each event culminating in the crowning of the “ISAF Match Racing World Champion”. The prize fund includes a US$500,000 overall prize pool for the top nine teams in the Championship. Events take place in identically supplied racing yachts to place the focus on team work and skill. Racing takes place close to the shore for the general public to follow the races as virtual on-the-water stadiums. Media and television highlights coverage reaches in excess of 183 countries around the world.

2011 WMRT Tour Card Holders

Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Mascalzone Latino
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing
Damien Lehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team
Jesper Radich (DEN) Radich Racing Team
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team
Phil Robertson (NZ) WAKA Racing Team
Ian Williams (GBR), Team GAC Pindar

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High-res images can be downloaded from: Monsoon Cup Images (

Facebook Group name – Monsoon Cup Malaysia

Twitter Profile name – MonsoonCup

For press information, please contact T-Best Events Sdn Bhd:

Name: Mira Navaretna
Tel: +603-2283-3324
Mob: +6016-338-5341

SOURCE T-Best Events Sdn Bhd

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April 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

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National Instruments Strengthens Presence in Southeast Asia, Vietnam Office in Ho Chi Minh City Will Increase Support for Vietnamese Research Centers

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2011-04-28 16:00
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — National Instruments today reinforces its commitment as partner of Southeast Asia’s emerging economies in world-class research and innovation with the decision to open its first Vietnam office in Ho Chi Minh City. Based at the soaring CENTEC Tower in District 3, National Instruments Vietnam will support the country’s research centers and booming technology sector.

“National Instruments has been involved with universities and research institutes in Vietnam for more than a decade,” said Chandran Nair, managing director of National Instruments Southeast Asia. “Our approach in Vietnam, like in most countries where we begin operations, is to work closely with the academia and R&D organizations to ensure that the latest tools and technologies are made available to our customers and academic partners.”

The demand for automated test and advanced control systems in Vietnam has increased tremendously over the past few years because of the rapid expansion of global technology companies setting up manufacturing, assembly and test sites around the country.

“Vietnam has shown economic stability and resiliency in the midst of the world financial crisis,” said Pete Zogas, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Vietnam’s GDP grew 6.7 percent in 2010 and the country also remains a leading manufacturing center. With a dedicated office here and a local team in charge, we are in a position to serve our both our academic partners and customers better.”

National Instruments forecasts an optimistic outlook for the Vietnam market over the next five years, focusing on sectors such as oil and gas, manufacturing, building and infrastructure and automotive. The company also seeks to boost its collaborations with academic and research organizations.

National Instruments growth strategy across markets has always been focused on helping engineers build user-defined measurement and control systems. This helps them create local intellectual property and increase their contribution to their respective organizations.

Vietnam is home to some of the region’s most promising research centers. Renowned universities such as Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Engineering and the Technology and National University of Vietnam have been adding highly-skilled technologists, scientists, inventors, engineers and product developers to the local talent pool.

About National Instruments

National Instruments ( is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 4 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,200 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing or visiting

LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI and are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:

National Instruments
Ms Jessie Lee
Marketing Communications Specialist
Tel: +65-6226-5886

Rice Communications
Ms Donna Garcia
Senior Consultant
Tel: +65-9734-8808

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April 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

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Galaxy Macau(TM) Announces Launch of Special Room Packages

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MACAU and HONG KONG, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The eagerly anticipated, 15 May Grand Opening of Galaxy Macau( )(TM) is now less than one month away. To celebrate, Galaxy Hotel(TM), Hotel Okura Macau and Banyan Tree Macau have unveiled sizzling room promotions for those who want to be among the first to experience the newest integrated destination resort in Macau’s Cotai entertainment area.

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To stay at Galaxy Macau is to experience its unique “World Class, Asian Heart” brand of service and amenities. Sample gourmet and specialty treats from among the 50-plus restaurants and bars, which include the widest selection of Pan-Asian cuisine under one roof in Macau. Enjoy quality entertainment, nightlife and shopping. Relax and rejuvenate at the Banyan Tree Spa, the only one in the Pearl River Delta. And, don’t forget to check out the Grand Resort Deck, featuring the world’s largest skytop wave pool with waves as high as 1.5 meters. Set along a white sand beach and nestled amongst tropical and exotic gardens, it makes for the perfect weekend getaway.

Banyan Tree Macau( ), the first property in Macau by the Banyan Tree Group, is ready to open its “Sanctuary for the Senses” to guests looking for a hideaway in the heart of Cotai city. Banyan Tree is renowned for creating naturally luxurious, culturally aware experiences for the discerning, responsible traveller. Banyan Tree Macau, which comprises 250 suites and villas — each starting at over 90 square meters with in-room relaxation pools overlooking the skyline — will present an urban resort experience unlike any other.

Backed by over 50 years of experience providing the best accommodation, cuisine and service, the legendary Okura brand has developed a loyal following among discerning travellers who appreciate its combination of authentic Japanese culture and attention to detail with Western hotel amenities. Hotel Okura Macau( ) will include 500 elegantly designed guest rooms, the world-famous Yamazato Japanese restaurant — with traditional kaiseki meals, freshly prepared sushi, grilled dishes and Japanese garden views — and many more features yet for guests to discover.

Representing an evolution in resort accommodation, Galaxy Hotel( ) offers luxurious five-star amenities throughout its 1,500 well-appointed rooms and suites, complete with stunning views. Galaxy’s ‘World Class, Asian Heart’ approach to hospitality — an impeccable and highly anticipatory level of service — permeates every aspect of the guest experience, helping make everyone feel like royalty.

Visit and to book the best Macau hotel( ) package and enjoy luxury accommodation at Galaxy Macau.

About Galaxy Macau(TM)

Galaxy Macau is the only truly authentic Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. Opening 15 May 2011, at an investment of nearly HK$15 billion, it will include more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three world-class hotels: the award-winning and ultra-exclusive Banyan Tree Hotel and Resort, Japan’s legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and the highly anticipated five-star Galaxy Hotel(TM). Facilities include a selection of more than 50 food and beverage outlets, including the widest selection of pan-Asian cuisine in Macau; distinctive retail shopping; lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters, and the world’s largest Skytop Wave Pool covering 4,000 square meters and featuring a 350-ton white sand beach. For more details, please visit and

About Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Okura Hotels & Resorts is an international hotel group operated by Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. Working with its corporate philosophy of providing the best accommodations, cuisine and service (Best ACS), Okura Hotels & Resorts commands a total of 24 member hotels in Japan and abroad, including three new hotels that are planned to be opened in the near future.

Over the 30 years that have passed since its formation, Okura Hotels & Resorts has constructed a global network of high-quality international hotels. Fusing the delicate beauty and subtleties of Japanese culture with European and American convenience and functionality, Hotel Okura Macau welcomes guests from around the world to its spaces of relaxation and comfort.

About Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts

The leading international operator in the boutique resort, residences and spa industry, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance and travel with a green conscience. The philosophy behind the hotels, resorts, residences, spas, retail galleries and destination club is based on rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul — a Sanctuary for the Senses. Angsana Hotels and Resorts is the ideal complement to Banyan Tree, comprising contemporary, chic and ecologically sensitive retreats. Based in areas of outstanding natural beauty and exciting city hubs, Angsana hotels, resorts, residences, spas and retail galleries reflect the spirit and communities of its environment.

To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in close to 30 resorts and hotels, over 60 spas and over 80 retail galleries, as well as three golf courses.

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Wade Lundin Madison Wai
Tel: +852-2501-7915 Tel: +852-2501-7903
Email: Email:

SOURCE﹛Galaxy Macau

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April 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

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Melco Crown Entertainment Limited Announces RMB-Denominated Bond Offering

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New York, April 26, 2011 – Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MPEL), a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities focused on the Macau market, today announced that it intends to conduct an international offering of RMB-denominated bonds in an aggregate amount of the equivalent of approximately US$350 million and use the net proceeds from the proposed offering to fund potential future growth and expansion opportunities, which may include acquisitions, to repay existing debt, to partially pre-fund certain scheduled interest payments on the bonds, for working capital requirements and/or for general corporate purposes.

The bonds will be direct, general, unconditional, unsubordinated and unsecured obligations of the Company which will at all times rank pari passu without any preference or priority among themselves and at least pari passu with all of the Company’s other present and future unsecured and unsubordinated obligations, save for such obligations as may be preferred by provisions of law that are both mandatory and of general application.
The interest rate and other terms of the bonds will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering.
The bonds are being offered outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The bonds have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state law.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the bonds in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.

Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: growth of the gaming market and visitation in Macau; increased competition and other planned casino hotel and resort projects in Macau and elsewhere in Asia; the completion of infrastructure projects in Macau; government regulation of the casino industry; our ability to raise additional financing; the formal grant of occupancy permits for areas of City of Dreams undergoing construction and/or development; our anticipated growth strategies; and our future business development, results of operations and financial condition. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on April 1, 2011 and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Melco Crown Entertainment Limited is a developer, owner and through a Macau subsidiary which holds a gaming sub-concession, an operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities. The Company currently operates Altira Macau ( (formerly Crown Macau), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (, an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. The Company’s business also includes the Mocha Clubs (, which feature a total of approximately 1,600 gaming machines in eight locations and comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. For more information about the Company, please visit
The Company has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited (“Melco”) and Crown Limited (“Crown”). Melco is a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, a Director and the CEO of the Company. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and led by Executive Chairman Mr. James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Director of the Company.

Investment Community, please contact:
Geoffrey Davis, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +1 212 671 1936 or +853 8868 7887

For media enquiry, please contact:
Maggie Ma
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +852 3151 3767

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April 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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Infineon with Strong Second Quarter and Positive Outlook

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2011-04-19 11:17
NEUBIBERG, Germany, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX /OTCQX: IFNNY) announces that revenues and Total Segment Result for the second quarter of the 2011 fiscal year are better than expected.

For the second quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, Infineon expects revenues of Euro 994 million, up from Euro 922 million in the previous quarter, and a Total Segment Result margin of 20 percent.

In the outlook for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2011 that was published on February 1, 2011, Infineon expected revenues to be up slightly compared to the first quarter of the fiscal year, with Total Segment Result margin of 18 to 20 percent.

For the third quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, Infineon expects revenues and Total Segment Result margin at the level of the second quarter.

Infineon will go into specifics concerning the past quarter, the outlook for the current quarter and the expectations for the fiscal year 2011 when presenting the figures for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2011 on May 3, 2011.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2010 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 3.295 billion with approximately 26,650 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

SOURCE Infineon Technologies AG

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April 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

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Habitat-Barclays Barefoot Charity Walk Needs Your Soles!

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2011-04-19 08:00
Gardens by the Bay East to stage 2.5/4km Barefoot Walk on 18 June in support of Habitat for Humanity

SINGAPORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Habitat for Humanity and Barclays, event owner and title sponsor respectively, announced today that Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 will take place on Saturday, 18 June at Gardens by the Bay East, Tanjong Rhu.

The venue will offer a picturesque setting for the walk which will take place over 2.5 and 4 kilometre distances. Building on the success of previous years’ events, the organisers hope to attract more than 5,000 pairs of bare feet for the 9.00am start.

Participants in the barefoot walk will help raise funds for local and overseas beneficiaries. The event will also assist in raising awareness for Habitat for Humanity projects that build homes and fight poverty for the less fortunate.

“Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 is shaping up as a fantastic event and we’re looking forward to seeing a large number of people put their bare feet behind such a worthwhile cause on 18 June,” said Yong Teck Meng, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Singapore.

“Not only does the event help to raise the profile of Habitat for Humanity Singapore but the funds raised allow our volunteers to continue their wonderful work in helping the less fortunate both in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region,” he added.

As well as special projects here in Singapore, Habitat for Humanity Singapore volunteers have carried out work in places such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam amongst others.

Barclays has agreed to support the event again in 2011 as title sponsor. This is a further extension of their global partnership with Habitat for Humanity and builds on three years of productive relationship between the firm and the charity.

“Barclays has been involved with Habitat for Humanity on a global scale since 2008 and we’re delighted to continue this unique partnership through the 2011 Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole charity walk,” said Suan Kiat Quek, Country Manager for Barclays in Singapore.

“A number of our employees have taken part in Habitat for Humanity projects around the region and they have all been truly rewarding experiences. This year’s Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole walk will certainly be no different and we look forward to a great turn-out for the barefoot walk both from within Barclays, from the many other organisations which have already signed up in support and from the public at-large.”

Online registration for Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 opens today on, alongside all other necessary information on Habitat for Humanity Singapore and the event itself on 18 June.

The event website also allows participants to raise their own additional funds through the platform, while a number of charity auction items will go live on the site in coming weeks.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit Christian housing organisation with a mission to eliminate poverty housing worldwide by building simple, decent houses. We build for people of all backgrounds, races and religions to provide needy families with a simple and decent place to live in.

About Barclays

Barclays in a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and corporate banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 144,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 48 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

Barclays Community Investment

Barclays is a socially responsible organization which is actively involved in providing both financial and volunteering support to a large number of charities. Investment in our communities is an integral part of Barclays Responsible Banking Strategy. In 2010, Barclays spent GBP55.3m on our community investment programme through three strategic themes: Banking on Brighter Futures, Looking after Local Communities and Charity Begins at Work. More than 62,000 employees participated in fundraising, volunteering or giving across 37 different countries. We believe it is important to give back to the communities in which we operate, helping those that are disadvantaged achieve their goals. Through donations and by leveraging the skills and expertise of Barclays colleagues, we hope to make a real and positive impact. We feel this is part of our responsibility as a good corporate citizen, as an employer, and as a firm that believes in initiative and partnership.

For more information, please contact:

Ben Burrowes
Mobile: +65-8111-9311

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity; Barclays

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April 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

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Kelly Corners the Greater China Headhunt Market

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2011-04-19 14:06
Kelly Services gains ground in the war for talent by winning the coveted ‘Best Headhunting Company in Greater China’ award

SINGAPORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Kelly Services, a global leader in providing workforce solutions, has won the prestigious “Best Headhunting Company in Greater China 2010 – 2011” award from China Human Capital Management Magazine – the largest circulated HR Management Journal in Greater China. This annual award, which started five years ago, is considered one of the highest recognitions for the HR profession in Greater China.

Kelly Services won the award for its outstanding client solutions, in helping the strategic transformation of companies setting up global headquarters in China. The award also recognises Kelly’s efforts in helping new companies break into the China market and in improving their recruitment ROI process and systems. The award was decided through extensive consultation with Human Capital Magazine’s readers, a readership of more than 50,000 HR managers from multinational companies, and an International panel of judges. The stringent assessment standards included a 5-Factor and an 11-Dimensions criterion.

150 HR professional services firms with more than 50 staff and whose revenue in 2010 is more than RMB 10 million participated in the competition, which delved in areas of Headhunting, HR consulting, Outsourcing, e-HR, Assessment and Training. This win effectively solidifies Kelly’s growing reputation as the go-to global headhunting partner in China and the APAC region.

“We are extremely proud to be named as the Best Headhunting Company in Greater China. We have been focusing our resources on creating value for clients and understanding their requirements,” said C.S Tiong, Asia Pacific Vice President & Regional Operations Officer of Kelly Services. “This win reflects our client’s recognition of our innovative and value added talent solutions.”

Mark Hall, General Manager, Professional & Technical Division of Kelly China, attended the Award Ceremony held at the Shanghai World Financial Centre. He stated, “The difficulty of finding, hiring and retaining managers, executives and technical talent in the world’s most populous nation will be the No. 1 business challenge for companies in 2011. We at Kelly leverage on global experience and local understanding to support clients in achieving business success, through the world’s Best Professional & Technical Talent solutions.”

Notes for Editors:

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 530,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2010 was US$5 billion.

Globally Kelly Services has more than 2600 offices spanning across 37 countries and employing more than 650,000 staff. We proudly partner with more than 90% of the worlds Fortune 500 companies.

In Asia Pacific, Kelly Services has had a presence since 1979 and operates over 100 locations in 12 countries. We are able to leverage these resources to offer our clients a full geographic solution.

Kelly Services Global website


Imran Johri
Marketing Manager – Asia Pacific
Kelly Services
Tel: +65-6494-6062
Fax: +65-6221-5652
Mobile: +65-9782-8752

SOURCE Kelly Services, Inc.

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April 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

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G2E Asia 2011 to Explore Key Gaming Issues & Debut Several New Conference Features

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Enhanced Content Provides Conference Attendees Access to Authentic, Up-to-date Information Needed to Gain an Edge in Today’s Competitive Asian Marketplace

MACAU, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — For its fifth anniversary, Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) 2011 will offer enhanced conference content that will provide three days of the most comprehensive gaming education in Asia. Taking place June 7-9 at the Venetian Macao, in Macau S.A.R., People’s Republic of China, G2E Asia 2011 will offer attendees the opportunity to explore the top issues affecting the Asian gaming market, including the operation of VIP junkets, new and enhanced ways to provide better security in casinos, and the best strategies for hiring (and retaining) top-notch casino staff.

“During the past several years we’ve seen gaming markets in Asia experience exponential growth,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “These expanding markets and the critical issues facing the gaming industry will be examined thoroughly at the 2011 conference event. G2E Asia is the premiere conference event for the pan-Asian region and provides gaming industry professionals with the education and tools they need to succeed.”

This year, G2E Asia will debut several exciting new features. The conference will introduce simultaneous translation services, allowing attendees to listen to sessions in English or Cantonese. Also, the G2E Asia website, , has added a feature where conference attendees can help craft the content for each session in order to maximize their conference experience.

The conference at G2E Asia 2011 will begin Tuesday, June 7 and will feature the Global Markets Forum, a full-day program that will examine the economic and regulatory issues affecting current and emerging markets in gaming jurisdictions throughout the pan-Asian region. Sessions will include “Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines,” “Song of Singapore: One Year Later,” “North Asia: South Korea, Taiwan and Japan” and “Down Under: Australia and New Zealand.”

On June 8, the conference will divide into two tracks — one for senior management and one for middle management — and will cover operations, gaming technology and marketing with content tailored for each group. Sessions targeted to senior management include “Non-Gaming Amenities: Something for Everyone,” “Protecting the Investment: Risk Management and Security in the Gaming Industry” and “Electronic Table Games: From Single Machines to Stadium Seating Games.” Sessions for middle management include “Budgets That Work: Living Within Your Means,” “Taking the Floor: The Ideal Mix of Tables, Slots and Amenities,” and “Working for a Living: Hiring — and Keeping — Casino Resort Staff.”

G2E Asia will conclude on June 9 with general sessions focusing on “Finding Finance: Following the Money,” “The Chinese Consumer: How to Appeal to the Regional Giant” and “Dueling Demographics: Market Segments and Growth Opportunities.”

The G2E Asia Gaming Management Certificate Program will also take place on June 9 and will include special interactive educational workshops designed to help new casino managers in Asia further their knowledge of current gaming trends in Macau. This executive program is produced in partnership with gaming professors at the University of Macau and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Singapore. All attendees will receive an official certificate of their achievement from both sponsoring universities and G2E Asia.

G2E Asia is the premier gaming exhibition and conference event dedicated to the Asian gaming markets. For more information about G2E Asia or to register for the early-bird discount, visit .

Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), formerly Asian Gaming Expo, is the international gaming exhibition and conference dedicated to the Asian gaming market. Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E Asia made its debut in June 2007, defining itself as the leading event for the gaming entertainment industry in Asia.

The AGA represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues. The association also serves as a clearinghouse for information, develops educational and advocacy programs, and provides leadership on industry-related issues of public concern.

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. In 2010, Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 34 fully staffed offices.

SOURCE﹛Global Gaming Expo Asia

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April 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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RS Components Launches New 2011 Product Range in Print, Digital (USB) and Online Formats

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2011-04-19 11:00
Rejuvenated product lines and new digital catalogue to strengthen RS Asia Pacific business

SINGAPORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — RS Components, the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced the launch of its 2011 catalogue in Asia Pacific. In addition to its print version, consisting of 70,000 products, RS offers a fully integrated transactional website , which features an extensive range of 500,000 products from leading global and local manufacturers. The 2011 catalogue is also now available in a brand new digital format on a USB memory stick offering 150,000 products, providing engineers with a more efficient way to review, select and procure. The digital format is also available for free download via the websites.

RS Components 2011 Catalogue is now available in digital (USB) format, featuring over 150,000 products

RS Components 2011 Catalogue is now available in digital (USB) format, featuring over 150,000 products

The 2011 product range is available through the RS multi-channel approach to provide customers with easy access to a vast quantity of ready-stocked inventory. Seamlessly complementing the paper catalogue, customers can also view RS Online – a fully integrated transactional site – featuring 500,000 products, with a continuous product introduction programme.

The 2011 product catalogue is available on a USB memory stick suitable for tech-savvy engineers. Developed in response to customers’ evolving work patterns and increasing mobility, engineers that are constantly on the go now have a convenient alternative to access product information on over 150,000 products. The digital catalogue will help RS customers become more efficient in their review, selection and procurement processes.

All products featured in the catalogues are in stock in Asia Pacific and available for immediate delivery. RS Components is the leading distributor in the Asia Pacific investing and holding stocks of all products in six warehouses across the region for optimum availability.

Commenting on the new launch, Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, RS Components, said “Asia is the key growth region for RS. To meet growing demand, we strive to continuously improve our product and service offering to enhance our customers’ experience with RS. We are consistently exploring new global and local strategic partnerships with premium components manufacturers to ensure that RS is equipped to be the premium high service distributor of choice in the region.”

The 2011 catalogue is available across Asia Pacific in multiple languages from April 2011.


RS Components is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping in excess of 40,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of GBP 972.6 million. For more information, please visit the website at

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April 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

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PayPal Teams Up with DHgate to Open a New Chapter of Cross-border Mobile Commerce

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2011-04-14 17:52 


DHgate uses PayPal’s Mobile Express Checkout to enable buyers around the world to buy millions of Chinese wholesale products from their mobile devices

BEIJING, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — PayPal, the global leader in online and mobile payments, today announced its strategic cooperation in international m-commerce with DHgate, a leading online marketplace in China. DHgate’s mobile shopping website ( ) incorporates PayPal’s Mobile Express Checkout solution to allow more than 94 million active PayPal users in 190 markets to purchase over three million Chinese wholesale products across 4,000 categories anytime, anywhere from their smartphones and mobile devices in as little as two clicks and without the need to enter in their credit card information on a small screen.  The security of the mobile transaction is also greatly enhanced as PayPal does not share any user information with merchants and no financial details are stored on the mobile device. The executives from the two companies signed a cooperation agreement at the 2011 China Mobile Payment Industry Summit opening this morning.

William Zhou, Head of Merchant Services of PayPal China (Left), and Michael Liu, Operation VP of DHgate (Right), showcase DHgate mobile shopping site ( incorporating PayPal’s Mobile Express Checkout solution

DHgate’s mobile shopping website incorporates PayPal’s Mobile Express Checkout solution to allow international buyers to purchase Chinese products from their smartphones and mobile devices

DHgate customers can now shop and pay on their mobile devices in as little as two clicks with PayPal

As the global mobile payment leader with safer, faster mobile express checkout solutions and a significant overseas user base, PayPal is committed to helping all Chinese merchants to catch up with the booming worldwide m-commerce trends and thus reach more global customers to increase their overseas sales. According to Gartner Inc., worldwide smartphone sales will reach 468 million units in 2011, a 58% increase from 2010, and expected to grow to 1.1 billion smartphones by 2015. In addition, consumers globally are expected to spend $119 billion by 2015 through their mobile phones according to ABI Research. PayPal had US$750 million in total mobile payment transactions in 2010, with more than 5 million users of its mobile products at the end of last year, and expects mobile transactions on its global payment platform to more than double to US$2 billion in 2011. Since late 2010 when PayPal launched its Mobile Express Checkout solution, merchants around the world using this mobile payment solution have reported double-digit sales growth on their mobile stores.

“With billions already being spent worldwide on mobile devices, it’s clear that m-commerce is a key megatrend as global buyers love the convenience of shopping and paying for great deals anytime and anywhere. Chinese merchants need to aggressively pursue high-growth mobile commerce opportunities in order to be where their overseas customers are shopping, and this is increasingly on smartphones and mobile devices,” said Alan Tien, General Manager of PayPal China. “PayPal’s mobile payment solutions are very popular in the global market with the integration of major e-commerce marketplaces and big name brands and today we’re excited to be the mobile payment platform for DHgate’s newly launched mobile shopping site. DHgate is leading the local industry to provide a fast, secure mobile shopping experience for global buyers and we believe their success will convince more Chinese merchants to use PayPal’s mobile payment solutions to expand their business through cross-border mobile commerce.”

“As a leading marketplace in China, DHgate is making endless efforts to enable millions of overseas buyers to buy wholesale products directly from Chinese businesses.  With the increasing momentum of m-commerce, we need to have a mobile shopping presence to meet the changing needs of how overseas buyers prefer to shop and pay now and in the future. We deeply believe PayPal will become our important partner for us to participate in the mobile commerce revolution as there are already millions of PayPal users purchasing on their mobile devices worldwide and PayPal’s mobile express checkout allows shoppers to quickly and safely pay for over three million Chinese products on our mobile shopping site,” said Diane Wang, CEO of DHgate.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send payments without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts (where available), debit cards and credit cards in various markets. PayPal is an eBay company and enables global e-commerce with more than 94 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world. The company’s open payment platform, PayPal X, allows developers to build innovative payment applications on multiple platforms and devices. More information about the company can be found at

PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.

About DHgate

DHgate is a leading international B2B e-commerce enterprise. We serve as a platform to help small and medium enterprises in China to enter global market through cross-border e-commerce. By opening up a brand new international business model, DHgate is making e-commerce easier, safer, and more efficiency. Dhgate is building an online silk road between the enterprises in China and foreign buyers. As the pioneer of B2B overseas e-commerce trading platform, DHgate has fully considered the specificity of international trade, combining e-commerce with traditional international trade. For the operation of international trade, DHgate offers professional and effective information, Safe and reliable capital, quick and convenient logistics. More information about the company can be found at

For further information, please contact:

For PayPal China: For DHgate:
David Ye Bill Hu
Head of Marketing
Tel: +86-21-2308-8209 Tel: +86-10-8202-8870 Ext.2398
Email: Email:
Colin Yang
The Hoffman Agency
Tel: +86-21-6391-6073
For PayPal Asia Pacific:
Dickson Seow
Director of Corporate Communications
Tel: +65-6510-6463




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April 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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