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Malaysia State Launches Eco Conference to Champion Country’s Green Issues

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Terengganu to provide a unique platform to spearhead a sustainable nation

KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ –The Terengganu State Government in Malaysia is embracing the country’s drive towards a sustainable environment by launching the inaugural 2011 Eco Terengganu Conference to debate the issues and development plans for a more sustainable nation, in particular Terengganu. The event will be staged alongside one of the country’s biggest sporting occasions, the Monsoon Cup, which itself has strong ecological and commercial links to the State.

Shafique Iqbal, Operations Mgr Monsoon Cup and Yasmin Ras, founder of EcoKnights with YB Dato' Toh Chin Yaw

The four key pillars of the Malaysian government’s Green Technology policy – energy, environmental, social and economic sustainability – is the inspiration behind Eco Terengganu’s three conference themes — Business, Environment and Social. The sustainability conference aims to increase the awareness of environmental issues and educate the public and relevant state and private agencies on the gaps, opportunities and challenges in developing a sustainable state. The conference will also highlight renewable energy and green technology options that need to be urgently pursued to achieve sustainable development.

Spearheaded by EcoKnights and T-Best Events with the support of the Terengganu State Government and 1Malaysia PROGRES (Program Green Solutions), the conference will be staged on the 23rd and 24th November 2011 at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Terengganu, Malaysia.

The main focus of this year’s conference is to alert all relevant stakeholders on the situation of the current environment and the various initiatives and technology available that can be optimised for local businesses and enterprises to grow towards balancing the economy, the environment and the people.

YB Dato’ Toh Chin Yaw, Terengganu Chairman of Industry, Trade and Environment Committee said, “Terengganu provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing programme that will examine the best green practices that support local businesses to operate in a sustainable environment. Eco Terengganu 2011 is important because it will showcase green innovations, community programmes and research that can benefit the lives and livelihoods of people nationwide and in particular Terengganu.”

Each theme will be presented by notable speakers. The Business Case will demonstrate green business tools, opportunities and technology that will enhance the economic future of Terengganu without further stress on its natural resources. The Environment Case will inculcate awareness of environmental degradation, deficient sanitation services and poor urban conditions to encourage the proper planning and management of its natural resources for the future of sustainable development.

Corporations with green technology, solutions or initiatives can get involved in Eco Terengganu in various ways. This is a great opportunity for them to exhibit and promote their products, services or expertise,” added YB Dato’ Toh. Support for Eco Terengganu can be made via monetary or product contributions.

Dato’ Seri Dr. Izmee Che Ismail, Group President of Avenion Group of Companies and head of 1Malaysia PROGRES said that “In line with the Malaysian government’s commitment to ensuring sustainable development and conserving the environment for future generations, steps must be taken now to ensure the safeguarding of the environment of Terengganu. This conference is unique and a good first step for states to adopt and practice sustainable living. I am happy to be involved with Eco Terengganu 2011 and congratulate Terengganu for their efforts in creating awareness and promoting a green agenda.”

To get involved, please contact Ms. Aaina Karina at tel: 6012-3773 587 or email :

About EcoKnights

EcoKnights ( was formed in 2006 as part of a collective effort to provide environmental outreach programmes for communities and industry players. A non-profit environmental organisation registered with the Registrar of Societies, EcoKnights consists of members and volunteers made up of professional individuals with a great passion for the environment and the goal of advancing the cause of environmental issues through better and wider dissemination of environmental news and views, assisting in CSR/SR initiatives, developing programmes for advocacy and the lobbying of urgent environmental matters. EcoKnights’ mission is to support all national and international environmental programmes with the emphasis of promoting sustainable development amongst industry players and communities through effective communication media, environmental education and environmental corporate social responsibility.

About 1Malaysia PROGRES

1Malaysia PROGRES (Program Green Solutions) is a comprehensive nationwide programme to reduce 40% of Malaysia’s carbon emissions by 2020. The carbon emission reduction programme is fully supported by the Government of Malaysia and funded by the private sector, namely, Avenion and GreenTech Sdn. Bhd. It is designed to have a positive economic impact on the country by creating and upgrading products, jobs and companies.

For press information, please contact T-Best Events Sdn Bhd:
Name: Mira Navaretna
Tel: +603-7954-2204(o)
Mob: +6016-338-5341(m)

SOURCE Monsoon Cup

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September 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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Infineon’s New High-Power LED Driver ICs Provide Flexibility and Performance for Broad Range of Energy Efficient Solid State Lighting Designs

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NEUBIBERG, Germany, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extended the family of switch-mode LED drivers for high power LEDs for general lighting applications. Combining thermal protection feature that contributes to the lifetime of LEDs with flexibility in output current range from 350mA up to multiple amperes, the new drivers are cost-effective solutions for the design of highly-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting.

The new ILD series include LED driver ICs with integrated power stage as well as with external MOSFET achieving up to 98% driver efficiency across a wide range of general lighting applications, including MR16 halogen retrofits, residential and commercial luminaries, architectural lighting and street lamps. In addition to high output current range Infineon’s ILD family provides high flexibility to customers by two different dimming methods, analog and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) dimming. Besides the wide spread over-current protection the ILD drivers offer an over-temperature protection that is tailored to protect the LEDs and the LED driver IC from thermal overstress  delivering the maximum possible operating life of the LED lamps and LED fixtures.

“With the new ILD family Infineon can address LEDs for all power ranges including low-, mid-, high- and ultra-high-power LED applications with products that allow cost-effective design with optimal performance,” said Hakan Yilmazer, Segment Head for DC-DC LED drivers for General Lighting at Infineon Technologies. “LED technology is driving a revolution in lighting that fits exactly with Infineon’s vision of how electronics will improve energy efficiency.”

Researchers at Strategies Unlimited estimate global sales of 227 million LED driver IC units for lighting in 2011. According to market experts, the world market for LED driver ICs for lighting is growing from US dollar 114.7 million in 2011 up to US dollar 585.4 million in 2015. This means a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 50 per cent.

The devices in the ILD series can achieve high cost effectiveness because they have been designed for specific LED currents or applications.  As an example, the ILD2035 has been designed for MR16 lamps with 1W LEDs. Another good example is the ILD4001, where the features and protection functions are included into a stand-alone LED controller and an external MOSFET is used as a power stage. Three devices – ILD4001, ILD4035 and ILD2035 – will be available in SC-74 package with very small form factor and the fourth device – ILD4120 – comes in DSO-8 package with exposed pad.

The ILD family includes wide input voltages, from 4.5 V to 42V for ILD4001 and 4.5V to 40V for ILD4035 and ILD4120 providing the flexibility to be used with most of the standard power supplies. Dimming can be implemented using PWM managed by a microcontroller or alternatively by analog control voltage.

As with all Infineon LED drivers, Infineon offers extensive design support, including demonstration boards, application notes and an online design tool that can be used from part selection to reference design generation, verification and BOM (bill of material) creation.

Availability and Pricing

All of the ILD series devices are available today in sample quantities and as demonstration board starter kits, with production ramp starting now. As a pricing example, the ILD4035 device (350mA output, SC-74 package) is US Dollar 0.60 for 10,000 pieces.

Further information on Infineon’s new LED Driver ICs is available at

Further information is available at

This news release is available online at


SOURCE Infineon Technologies AG

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September 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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DHL Expands China Network Coverage with Five New Offices to Meet Shifting Industry Needs

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

  • Achieves 100% coverage in Tier 1 cities across China
  • Targets to establish 5 branch offices, 20 sales offices and 30% coverage in Tier 3 cities by 2015
  • New offices mark a strategic step for the company’s domestic rail and road service development

DHL Global Forwarding, the air, sea, road and rail freight specialist division of DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, is expanding its logistics services network in China to meet the demands of shifting manufacturing patterns. The company announced the opening of five new branch offices, of which two are located in the country’s most important inland regions — Zhengzhou city in Henan Province and Taiyuan city in Shanxi Province. The other three offices are located in Tier 3 cities — Wenzhou (Zhejiang Province), Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province) and Huizhou (Guangdong Province). The move is aimed at better meeting the fast growing demand in central and western China for logistics services of international standards.

DHL Global Forwarding also plans to establish two more branch offices and 20 sales offices, with the aim of achieving 30% coverage in Tier 3 cities by 2015.

DHL supports industry transfer into inland China

The opening of DHL Global Forwarding’s newest offices are timely as China’s manufacturing industry goes through a major geographical shift from coastal areas like the Yangtze River and the Pearl River deltas, towards the central and western regions.

Said Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “With the development of central and western China becoming one of the Chinese government’s priorities as part its 12th five-year plan to speed up the industrial transfer to inland areas, DHL has benefited from a rapid build-up of infrastructure in these regions. This has in turn, facilitated the provision of DHL’s scheduled, reliable and flexible door-to-door services multi-modal transport solutions. Solutions, which, we believe are already shaping the future of logistics.

“Foreign investment into the central and western regions is being strongly encouraged by central and provincial governments (Note 1),” continued Mr. Crook. “In fact, their efforts have seen foreign direct investment (FDI) to central and western China surging by 27.6 percent year-on-year in 2010, compared to 15.8 percent year-on-year in the eastern regions, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (Note 2).”

DHL gets closer to its customers’ operations

Located in the heart of central China, Zhengzhou’s GDP alone nearly doubled in less than five years, exceeding RMB400 billion at the end of 2010 (Note 3). The local government has announced plans to invest RMB200 million a year to accelerate the efforts of building the city into an international logistics center by 2015 (Note 4).

Similarly in Taiyuan, China’s largest coal producing city, GDP reportedly exceeded RMB177.8 billion at the end of 2010. With its industry output comprising primarily of ferrous metal smelt, coal mining and processing, chemical processing and transportation equipment manufacturing, the city witnessed a CAGR of 11.58% from 2005 to 2009. (Note 5)

Said Kelvin Leung, CEO, North Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding: “As one of China’s key railway hubs and one of the cities in Central China earmarked for commercial and trade reforms, Zhengzhou has attracted investment from over 10,000 domestic and international enterprises to date. Setting up an office here allows us to be in the heart of our customers’ business operations. It enables us to understand and respond to their logistics and supply chain needs more expediently and effectively.”

Strategic step towards long term development of multi-modal service portfolio

The establishment of branch offices in inland China bolsters DHL Global Forwarding’s strategic plans to enhance its multi-modal service offering in the long run. Its new office in Zhengzhou, one of the eight key railway hubs of China, for instance, sits strategically at the junction of Longhai Railway (east-west) and Jingguang Railway (north-south).

Meanwhile, Taiyuan boasts its own advantage with its East Railway Station being one of the biggest rail container yards in China that also facilitates regular access to Qingdao and Tianjin seaport. The railway station is the terminal linking Shi-Tai railway, Tongpu Railway, Shitai Railway and Jingyuan Railway with high-speed rail access to Shijiazhuang, Beijing, Shenyang, Zhengzhou and other major cities.

Steve Huang, CEO, China, DHL Global Forwarding, said: “Looking beyond Beijing and Shanghai and tapping into China’s existing infrastructure in these inland markets enables us to make our multi-modal solutions that much more comprehensive. The customers can now not just opt for a combination of rail, road, sea and air transport with different transit times and costs but with different origins and destinations in mind as per their needs too.”


  1. Source: Guiding Opinions of the State Council on Central and Western Regions’ Undertaking of Industrial Transfer,
  2. Source:
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  5. Source: Taiyuan Statistical Yearbook 2010; Economy and Social Development Report of each province

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Notes to Editor

  • To date, DHL Global Forwarding has launched two end-to-end rail services. The first links 14 cities in China to seven CIS countries and Russia whereby ocean freight through the Chinese ports of Lianyungang, Tianjin and Qingdao can be directly loaded onto the rail network or taken by road and consolidated before taking to the tracks in Beijing or Shanghai. The second – dubbed the Genghis Khan Connection – is a scheduled tri-weekly cross border rail solution available during the high season from April to October linking Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by rail to Tianjin, China and out to the rest of the world.
  • At present, DHL Global Forwarding China has branch offices in 40 cities throughout China including: Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Beijing, Dalian, Tianjin, Yantai, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Ji’nan, Xi’an, Urumqi, Wuxi, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hefei, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Changsha, Nanchang, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Kunming, Nanning, Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhuhai, Haikou, Huizhou, Wenzhou, Xuzhou, Taiyuan and Zhengzhou.

DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion Euros in 2010.



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September 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

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Welcome to MEGA SHOW Part 1 & 2, Hong Kong’s Most Important Gift, Home, Premiums and Toy Trade Fairs

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HONG KONG, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MEGA SHOW Part 1, October 20-23, 2011 and MEGA SHOW Part 2, October 27-29, 2011 will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Kenfair is proud to announce MEGA SHOW Part 1 celebrates its 20th anniversary in October 2011 and thank all the exhibitors and buyers who have shown their support over the past 20 years.

These two most important trade shows showcasing over 4700 suppliers for the gift, homewares, premiums and toys industries are timed to form part of the highly successful Southern China sourcing calendar, allowing over 70,000 global buyers to attend both the trade shows, visit China and Hong Kong factories and meet with a wide range of Asian and international suppliers in the key sourcing season.

Thirty countries are represented at MEGA SHOW this October, from Hong Kong and Mainland China, South-East Asia, East Asia, Europe, USA, South America, and the Middle East, reinforcing MEGA SHOW in Hong Kong every October as the major global marketplace for gifts, premiums, souvenirs, gadgets, electronic gifts, arts; and crafts, travel, luggage, fashion apparel, accessories; and gift wrap, packaging; and housewares, home decor; toys, and games, baby; child-pen, paper, print; Christmas, festive and seasonal; plus stationery school and office.

Over 4700 companies are on show from 30 countries , not only from Hong Kong and Mainland China, but from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

The shows this year include an increase in the number of eco-friendly suppliers with a wider choice of products, a dedicated zone in MEGA SHOW Part 1 for GIFTWRAP and PACKAGING, a new group of fashion jewellery accessories suppliers in GIFT WARE in MEGA SHOW Part 2.

Over 800 new companies from all over the world are exhibiting this season with MEGA SHOW as their exclusive sales platform providing trade buyers with the opportunity to meet not only with familiar export faces but to source from new producers and trade with worldwide companies in Hong Kong, the Asian sourcing centre.

Media Contact:
Miss Linda Chan

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September 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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Goodman Strengthens China Development Pipeline, Securing Major Land Sites in Kunshan

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HONG KONG, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Goodman Group (Goodman or Group), the integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, today announced that it has secured two new land sites in Kunshan with associated development opportunities:
+ A 120,000 sqm site at Jinxi, Kunshan, and a new agreement signed with DB Schenker for a pre-committed 47,000 sqm build-to-suit facility.
+ A 97,500 sqm site at Yushan, Kunshan which comprises an existing 26,000 sqm warehouse, with an additional 53,000 sqm of land available for future development.

Philip Pearce, Managing Director Greater China for Goodman commented, “The acquisition of these two sites has significantly increased our land bank in Kunshan, a highly sought-after destination for logistics providers, given its close proximity and connectivity to Shanghai and Suzhou. The Jinxi and Yushan sites, together with our newly completed development in Lujia, will enable Goodman to deliver approximately 140,000 sqm of prime logistics space to meet the strong demand from our customers.”

The first phase development of the 120,000 sqm site located in Jinxi Econ-Industrial Park will be a tailored facility to be developed for DB Schenker. The Group intends to develop the site in two phases, offering a total of 74,000 sqm of prime logistics space. The first phase is expected to be completed by August 2012.

“DB Schenker is one of our global customers and we are delighted to expand our relationship into China. The project demonstrates the trust that our customers have in our ability to turn industry-specific requirements into tailor-made real estate solutions in this fast growing market,” Mr Pearce remarked.

The Jinxi site has an expected completion value in excess of RMB200 million (US$31 million) and it is currently owned by the Group.

Goodman, on behalf of its China fund, Goodman China Logistics Holding (GCLH), separately acquired a site at Yushan, comprising a warehouse facility with attached development land. The facility comprises an existing 26,000 sqm warehouse which is currently fully leased to Toyota, Kunshan Huadong Warehousing and Transportation (a local third party logistics provider) and Jiayou (a TV retailer). There is an additional 53,000 sqm of land available for future development. Goodman is planning to develop two separate warehouses, providing a combined 29,000 sqm of additional space. The entire development has an expected completion value of approximately RMB200 million (US$31 million).

Goodman completed its first development in Kunshan on behalf of GCLH in May 2011, a 38,100 sqm logistics centre at Lujia. Over 80% of the completed development has been pre-leased to two major customers, Suzhou Xinli Logistics and Shanghai Benchmark Warehousing & Logistics, who have committed to 19,000 sqm and 12,000 sqm respectively.

“Goodman has a number of development projects currently underway in other parts of China, including Shanghai and Beijing, totalling more than 150,000 sqm. With our development pipeline and secured land sites of 2 million sqm, the Group is well positioned to capture the strong demand in China,” Mr Pearce concluded.

About Goodman

For more information, please visit

For further information, please contact:

Besy Leung
Marketing Director, Asia

Tel: +852-2249-3149 / +852-6111-9452

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September 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

DHL Taps China’s Euro55 Billion Life Sciences Industry

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

  • DHL launches a second Life Sciences and Healthcare Competence Center in China
  • Study shows China to become the world’s fifth pharmaceutical exporter, with second largest healthcare expenditure in the world by 2015 (Note1)

As part of its continued investment to tap the growing life sciences and healthcare industry, DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced the launch of its Life Sciences and Healthcare Competence Center in Beijing — the second of its kind in China. According to a study released by DHL, China is projected to become the world’s fifth largest pharmaceutical exporter, mainly in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) related products, and have the second largest healthcare expenditure in the world by 2015 (Note 1) the increasing demand for quality healthcare and a growing middle class.

The study also revealed that in 2010, the Chinese life sciences industry was estimated to be worth euro55.3 billion and is projected to continue to grow rapidly at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 per cent (Note 1) between 2010 and 2015. The burgeoning growth of the global life sciences and healthcare industry is expected to create greater need for cold chain logistics service providers like DHL.

“Emerging markets are forecasted to contribute approximately 75 per cent to global pharmaceutical sales growth by 2015 (Note 2). The opening of this second Life Sciences and Healthcare Competence Center in China is a clear testament to the growing demand and opportunity we see in this sector and in Asia Pacific,” said Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. “We are also heavily investing in the most promising emerging market region, Asia Pacific, particularly in China, where customers’ needs are becoming more complex.”

Customers shift away from conventional contract logistics services towards an integrated logistics network

The global life sciences and healthcare industry overall has been developing rapidly in recent years with emerging markets demonstrating the greatest growth potential. “Customers are increasingly looking for an integrated logistics network and their requirements are moving more and more beyond conventional contract logistics services (Note 3). We are looking towards a future where governments, manufacturers and logistics services providers collaborate more actively to deliver a truly integrated supply chain. With our longstanding reputation in providing industry-leading logistics solutions, DHL is well-positioned to make a significant impact in the industry,” said Angelos Orfanos, President and Global Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL and Senior Vice President, Global Customer Solutions.

Commitment to China and regional life sciences and healthcare industry

Opportunities for cold chain logistics in emerging markets are especially widespread in China with its fast-rising demand for healthcare and ageing population.

“DHL understands how crucial it is to streamline and integrate supply chains in the growing life sciences and healthcare sector,” said Steve Huang, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, China. “The new center is expected to serve growing Chinese pharmaceutical and biotech companies which require regulatory-compliant cold chain transportation with highest security and quality standards. It is designed to benefit healthcare clients by helping them reduce the risk of temperature deviation during customs clearance.

“The center’s capabilities include a specialized, dedicated and trained team, customized standards of procedure for each customer, long-term relationships with airline partners and container providers, as well as 24/7 cargo monitoring, to name a few. These services raise the bar on quality in cold chain logistics services, “added Steve Huang.

The opening of the Competence Center in Beijing follows the July opening of a Life Sciences and Healthcare Competence Center in Seoul, South Korea, as well as the expansion of the existing Center in Shanghai, opened in 2009. The launch of the new 140 m2 temperature-controlled warehouse in the Beijing Capital International Airport brings the total area of DHL Global Forwarding’s temperature-controlled facilities in China to nearly 1,000 m2.

The new center will offer life sciences dedicated temperature sensitive storage capabilities (+2C to +8C, and +15C to +25C) with electronic temperature data record keeping and alarm system. At the same time, DHL also offers loading and unloading of cool containers, handling of passive packaging, adding and retrieving of data loggers on request, coordinating with select air carriers for proper booking, and organizing necessary refrigerated trucks for pick-up or delivery.


  1. Statistics cited from China Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report – Quarter 3 2011, Business Monitor International
  2. Pharmerging Markets June 2011, IMS Health
  3. Based on survey results published in Third-Party Life Sciences Global Logistics Study in Eye For Transport, 2010

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion Euros in 2010.



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September 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

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FC2, Inc. LiveChat Now Available in English Language

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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FC2, Inc. has updated one of its services, FC2 LiveChat ( ) with an English language option. The global web service company, FC2, Inc now supports English, as well as Japanese, on its FC2 LiveChat service. (

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What is FC2 LiveChat?

FC2 LiveChat was first created in August 2010, specifically for Japanese users. It is a free live chat service. With LiveChat, users can broadcast “live programs” to the world, or engage in a Two-way Video Chat with another user. LiveChat is a communication tool to send text, video and audio in real-time. Within only a single year, FC2 LiveChat has gained popularity and ranks highly on Google Japan’s search engine. In the past, this service was provided only within Japan. Now, however, it includes an English interface to serve users worldwide.

Merits of FC2 LiveChat

So far in Japan, FC2 LiveChat has been used to broadcast videos showing specialist know-how, how to draw illustrations, people performing their own music, etc.

Features include:

— Watch or broadcast videos for free
— No broadcast time limits
— Supports over 1000 people to simultaneously watch live
broadcast on a single channel
— Notifications on when favorite users begin broadcasting
— Also supports adult version

FC2 will continually strive to create a comfortable blogging environment for users and do its best to meet users’ needs.

Future Plans include:

— Support in other languages
— A one-touch video recording function, “FC2 Record”
— Support for smartphones
— A “charge viewers” feature, currently only supported
on the Japanese version

Advertising Offers Open to Interested Parties

For any parties who are interested in placing ads targeted towards FC2’s Japanese user-base, please visit: for further details.

About FC2, Inc.

FC2, Inc. is a web service company that primarily provides services in Japan. Headquarters are located in Nevada, USA. Established since 1999, it has a non-stop work ethic to provide and improve services to users. FC2 Blog is widely used and is very popular in Japan.


Takuma Kishi
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September 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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(ISC)2 Announces Formation of Global Chapter Program

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Initiative Focused on Supporting Professionals and “Advancing Information Security One Community at a Time”

Booth A1, ISEC 2011, SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ –(ISC)²(R)( ) (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP( )(R), today announced the formation of the (ISC)² Chapter Program( ). (ISC)² members now have the ability to build their own chapters anywhere in the world to connect with peers, share knowledge, collaborate on projects, raise security awareness and discover new opportunities within the information security profession in local communities of like-minded professionals.

The first official (ISC)² chapters to form are in the following locations: Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and the U.S. (ISC)² will also be transitioning the members of its Affiliated Local Interest Group (ALIG) program into the Chapter Program. Through the Chapter Program, (ISC)² can provide more support to its members who might not be able to regularly attend conferences or who are in areas where (ISC)² does not have events or a presence.

“Our members have long requested chapters. We are pleased that we now have the infrastructure and capability to offer a Chapter Program and to support burgeoning information security communities around the world,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP( ), CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “We see tremendous value in facilitating the collaboration of knowledge with fellow (ISC)2 credential holders and other information security professionals within local areas so that chapter members can gain a sense of fellowship with colleagues and, subsequently, continue to move the profession forward.”

(ISC)² will also offer events, educational opportunities and materials for its chapters. Other Chapter Program benefits include:

— Participation in co-sponsored events with other industry associations
— Ability to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for chapter leadership by participating in professional activities
— Participation in local community outreach projects (public service) to educate citizens about information security
— Engagement in leadership opportunities, such as:
– Acting as a chapter officer
– Speaking at chapter meetings or special events
– Mentoring credential seeking professionals
— Receiving special discounts on promotional and educational products and events
— Assisting (ISC)2 initiatives by writing articles for publication or speaking to university students

For more information on starting a chapter or on the Chapter Program, please visit, or to find a local (ISC)2 Chapter, visit our Chapter Directory at

For questions about the (ISC)2 Chapter program, please contact ) or call +1-727-785-0189, ext. 200.

About (ISC)2( )

(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 80,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP(R)) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP(R)), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP(R)), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP(R)) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK(R), a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at

(C) 2011, (ISC)² Inc. (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, and CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)², Inc.

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September 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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Top Tips for Re-designing Downstream Processes

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SINGAPORE, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The high growth of the biopharmaceutical market in Asia is creating a strong need for production of biopharmaceuticals at higher qualities and volumes, as well as developing an effective and efficient bioprocess. Over the past few years, as upstream operations continue to improve, the ability of current downstream facilities to handle the additional load has led to strains and constrictions.

From a recent exclusive interview with Sudip Kumar Majumder, Principal Scientist at Intas Biopharmaceuticals India, it is clear that innovations aimed at streamlining and redesigning downstream processes will change the current state of play for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Sudip Kumar Majumder will be discussing on how you can re-design downstream processes for better process economy and regulatory compliance at the Downstream Bioprocessing & Single-Use Systems Asia 2011conference.

Join leading experts at Downstream Bioprocessing & Single-Use Systems Asia 2011 to discuss bestpractices of process optimization and the latest technologies in downstream bioprocessing.

Expert speakers from the downstream bioprocessing space include:

  • Dr. Ashok Patra, Group Leader, Downstream Processing, Panacea Biotec Ltd
  • Dr. Susanna Leong, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University
  • Jason Li, Director, P& PD Purification Department, Wison
  • Bin Xi, Director of Industrial Development, Zensun Sci & Tech Co., Ltd
  • Sudip Kumar Majumder, Principal Scientist, Intas Biopharmaceuticals
  • Ying Wang, Chief Engineer, NCPC GeneTech Biotechnology Development
  • Xu Fei, Manager, Downstream Process Development, A-Bio Pharma Pte Ltd

*Visit for the full list of speakers.

Find out suitable technical solutions and logical purification sequences to improve production process performance, reduction of development time and thereby time to market introduction.

Downstream Bioprocessing & Single-Use Systems Asia 2011 will be held at Amara Hotel, Singapore on 1 December 2011, together with a post-conference workshop on 2 December 2011.

Drop an email to to register for the event or visit for more information.


SOURCE International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC Worldwide Pte Ltd)

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September 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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SunGard Identifies Ten Trends in Securities Finance

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswure-Asia/ —

The ten trends SunGard has identified as currently shaping securities finance are:

1. Industry dynamics are changing: hedge funds are sitting long, traditional long-only asset holders are creating hedge funds, and proprietary trading desks are being spun off. As a result, market participants are seeking ways to service these ‘morphed’ entities more effectively.

2. The introduction of more stringent regulation through Dodd-Frank, Basel III, EMIR, Solvency II and others will result in demands for increased transparency, tighter controls over short selling, the need for higher capital allocation (and therefore justification) for each business line, and more visible contingency planning for times of increased stress.

3. In addition to the greater scrutiny from regulators, clients are demanding more visibility of risk versus reward, backed by hard numbers. As a result, firms have significantly increased their focus on demonstrating risk mitigation in local and global markets.

4. Securities finance is becoming a liquidity management tool. Banks and asset managers can leverage their available inventory in order to generate the cash or high quality assets needed to meet new, more strenuous OTC derivatives collateral demands.

5. Collateral management is taking center stage as a tool to help mitigate risk and manage liquidity. Firms are recognizing the additional revenue generation opportunities that this provides both for their own organizations and their clients.

6. In order to replace lost revenues and achieve growth, firms are seeking access to new markets such as China, Brazil, Russia and India. This brings an increased demand for synthetic products and the need to support the nuances of these new markets.

7. The increasing emphasis on transparency is leading large global players to demand cross-geography, cross-product and cross-organizational views of key data in order to better manage their risk and leverage assets.

8. The industry is becoming more cost sensitive, which is driving firms to focus on system consolidation, centralization and optimization in trade execution and operations.

9. As they look to assess the capital needs and true profitability of individual product lines, firms are trying tominimize capital requirements through activities such as cross netting and central clearing, while at the same time seeking to ensure best use of ”cheaper” internal assets. They are also seeking ways to accurately allocate and measure the true cost of each underlying business.

10. There is an increased appetite for service-on-demand, from both a technology and an operations perspective, in order to better manage costs and to allow market players to focus on what they do best.

Josh Galper, managing principal at Finadium, said: “Regulations such as Basel III, Dodd Frank and Solvency II have begun to create deep rooted change in securities lending and collateral management. Banks, asset managers, insurance companies and other firms need to be sure that they have the right collateral to post at the right time for a variety of trading purposes and are taking the right collateral for their securities loans. The answer is collateral optimization, and the only way to do that is through technology. Firms that evaluate their collateral needs now will be best positioned to manage regulatory change both now and in the future.”

SunGard podcasts:
Tom Little, Quadriserv and Tim Smith, SunGard’s Astec Analytics business unit: Increasing transparency for the securities lending industry

Josh Galper, managing principal at Finadium: Trends in collateral management and regulation

SunGard video:
Jane Milner and Ted Allen of SunGard’s capital markets business: The challenges and benefits of enterprise collateral management

SunGard blog:
Jane Milner: On Securities Finance

About SunGard’s Securities Finance Solutions
SunGard’s securities finance solutions can help all types of securities finance market participant types improve their transparency, efficiency and business/systems networks. Customers all over the world rely on SunGard to fulfill their securities finance business needs through a comprehensive suite of securities finance solutions, from trade initiation through to final return; including order routing, trading, position management, operations, accounting, settlement, transaction analytics and benchmarking and trade automation services.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves more than 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, visit

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September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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