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Styrolution Inaugurates Luran(R) S Plant in Ulsan, South Korea

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New plant offers greater security of supply and shorter lead times for Luran(R) S in Asia

SEOUL, South Korea, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today announced the inauguration of its Luran(R) S plant located in Ulsan, South Korea. Luran(R) S is the brand name for Styrolution’s styrene acrylonitrile copolymers that have been impact-modified with acrylic ester rubber, acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA). The new plant has a capacity of 43,000mt per year, complementing current ASA capacity inEurope and North America, enabling Styrolution to offer customers in the Asia-Pacific region greater security of supply and shorter lead times.

Luran(R) S belongs to Styrolution’s specialties portfolio, which is well-known for its innovation, quality and customizability. The product features high thermal stability, good chemical resistance and excellent resistance to weathering, ageing and yellowing. Such properties make Luran(R) S well-suited for outdoor applications in various industries including automotive, electrical & electronics, building & construction, as well as sports & leisure.

“Styrolution excels at helping customers develop customized applications that offer a competitive edge. This new Luran(R) S production line in Ulsan will help Styrolution capture more opportunities in emerging markets, such as the automotive and building & construction industries in Asia where quality and innovation are keys to commercial success,” said Hyung Tae Chang, president Asia-Pacific, Styrolution. “The new line will also enable Styrolution to expand our product portfolio in more Asian countries and further strengthen our market position as a global leader in styrenics,” added Chang.


Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, styrenic specialties, and ABS. As a joint venture of BASF and INEOS, Styrolution combines the key styrenic assets of two of the largest chemical companies in the world, with world-class production facilities, complementary competencies and portfolios, and more than 70 years of experience. Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electrical/electronics, building and construction, household appliances, toys/sports/leisure, packaging, healthcare and diagnostics. In 2011, pro forma sales were at6.6 billion euros, resulting in an EBITDA before special items of 317 million euros. Styrolution employs about 3,400 people and operates 17 production sites in ten countries.

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July 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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Indonesian Investment Bank Mandiri Sekuritas Offers Direct Market Access with SunGard’s Valdi and Global Network

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Mandiri Sekuritas, a leading investment bank in Indonesia and a subsidiary of one of the biggest Indonesian banks, Bank Mandiri, has gone live with SunGard’s Valdi( ) and SunGard Global Network( ) (SGN) solutions to offer direct market access (DMA) to the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). Global investors can access IDX by sending orders to Mandiri Sekuritas via the FIX protocol( ) or SGN’s order routing network.
Mandiri Sekuritas is also using Valdi’s real-time, pre-trade risk management solution to help it comply with Indonesia’s regulatory requirements, which include trading limits based on the size of each investor’s deposit with the Indonesian clearing house. Valdi stores that information for each of Mandiri’s clients, tracks their activity on IDX, and prevents them from trading once they reach their limit.

Harry M. Supoyo, president director of Mandiri Sekuritas, said, “SunGard’s Valdi and SGN help Mandiri Sekuritas provide global investors with reliable DMA to the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Only a small group of Indonesian brokers can provide this service, helping make Mandiri Securities more competitive. Valdi’s risk controls also help us comply with the stringent Indonesian regulatory rules.”

Nasser Khodri, managing director for SunGard’s capital markets business in Asia Pacific, said, “For international investors attracted to Indonesia, a growing number of local brokers are investing in DMA solutions to offer new investment opportunities. SunGard’s SGN and Valdi are helping Mandiri Sekuritas reach that new audience and expand its business.”

About Mandiri Sekuritas

Mandiri Sekuritas is one of the leading investment banks in Indonesia. Mandiri Sekuritas is a subsidiary of Bank Mandiri. Started its operations in July 31, 2000, Mandiri Sekuritas provides a full range of Securities Underwriting, Corporate Finance, Securities Brokerage (institution, retail and online trading), Research and Investment Management (through a subsidiary Mandiri Investasi) with some innovative products and proven track record. Mandiri Sekuritas supported by first rate research capability (economic, equity and fixed income research), strong operational support, integrated and up-to-date IT system, and strict & prudent risk management practices.

Mandiri Sekuritas was awarded The Most Active Underwriter 2011 – 2012, The Best Stock Exchange Member and The Best marketing Network 2011 (Capital Market Award), Best Investment Bank in Indonesia 2005-2012 (Global Finance), Best Investment Bank in Indonesia 2011 (FinanceAsia), Best Equity House in Indonesia 2011 (Asiamoney), Best Domestic Bond House in Indonesia 2009, 2010, 2011 (The Asset), and #1 Best Local Brokerage House in Indonesia 2010, 2011 (Brokers Poll – Asiamoney).

About SunGard’s Valdi

SunGard’s Valdi is a suite of electronic trading solutions for equities and listed derivatives. Valdi offers fully automated or high touch order management, trade execution and liquidity management; pre- and post-trade risk and compliance; and market data. With a suite of hosted services and connectivity to the SunGard Global Network (SGN), Valdi helps customers cost-effectively execute trades across multiple platforms, instruments and geographies. For more information, please visit ).

About the SunGard Global Network (SGN)

A trade automation and connectivity solution, the SunGard Global Network links institutions throughout the financial services value chain, offering services for equities, fixed income, listed derivatives, mutual funds, money market funds and other cash equivalents. SGN helps automate the entire trade lifecycle, from order execution through to post-trade processing. It facilitates trading on over 120 markets worldwide and links more than 2,000 asset managers with over 530 brokers, as well as interconnecting with major third-party order-routing networks. SGN’s international connectivity hubs also support low-latency market data delivery from global markets.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, 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 US$4.5 billion, SunGard is the largest privately held software and services company and is ranked 480 on the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.com ).

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July 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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Fleishman-Hillard Launches Majlis – Dedicated to Engagement with the Muslim Market

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— Reputation Management for the Next Billion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Fleishman-Hillard International Communications today launched a specialist offering dedicated to engagement with the vast and globally dispersed Muslim consumer market.

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Called Majlis – an Arabic term referring to an assembly for dialogue – the firm’s new communications initiative has released a white paper entitled “The Next Billion, The Market Opportunity of the Muslim World” in which authors Yusuf Hatia and Dr. Paul Temporal point out that companies are overlooking a vista of opportunity presented by a diverse world population of nearly 1.8 billion Muslim consumers.

Fleishman-Hillard Majlis was created to empower corporations that are increasingly asking for reputation management and counsel on how to best engage this growing market, which is unified by distinctive values and codes of conduct.

Yusuf Hatia, Fleishman-Hillard Majlis lead and managing director of client services, Fleishman-Hillard India, said, “Nearly 20 percent of the world’s population is Muslim and organizations are already looking at how they can engage with this fast-growing market. Fleishman-Hillard Majlis provides companies with a sounding board and solid advice on how to best engage with Muslim communities, which apply a disciplined set of moral principles when making purchases.”

Hatia is a strategic corporate counselor holding more than 15 years’ experience in communications consulting, having served blue-chip companies, as well as government, healthcare and other organizations, in the UK, Middle East and India.

Fleishman-Hillard Majlis adds to a number of existing multicultural initiatives created by Fleishman-Hillard, and reinforces the firm’s commitment to helping clients communicate effectively with a rich diversity of audiences around the world.

Demographically, the market created by Muslims is in the corporate world’s “sweet spot” because it is giving rise to an enormous emerging middle class, of which a high proportion is relatively young – nearly half of the global Muslim population is under the age of 25.

Addressing this huge opportunity will require companies to engage knowledgeably and sensitively in areas such as Islamic finance and Halal certification via the media, social networking and corporate reputation building.

Dr. Paul Temporal, author of “Islamic Branding and Marketing: Creating a Global Islamic Business” said: “The overall challenge for companies and brands is how to form a relationship with all audiences that self-identify with Muslim values, while not disengaging other audiences.”

He added: “Listening and self-auditing is a starting point, but then it needs to be married to a true understanding and education around the community’s values and the brand’s values.”

Fleishman-Hillard Majlis combines the skills of seasoned communications professionals with experience in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and North America and offers a rich mix of consulting services ranging from listening audits and workshops to issues management and reputation building.

Download the white paper, “The Next Billion, The Market Opportunity of the Muslim World”, at

About Fleishman-Hillard

Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions( ) that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (, manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. ( is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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July 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Posted in Business & Finance