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UBM Asia Supported a Special Charity Fashion Pop-up Sale Benefiting Crossroads Foundation

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — APLF Ltd., a UBM Asia JV company, sponsored Fashion with Compassion, an exclusive two-day charity pop-up sale held in tandem with Cashmere World and Fashion Access fairs at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 28-29 September 2012. A total sale of HK$60,500 (US$7,800) was raised for Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation.

Representatives from UBM/APLF, Crossroads Foundation and volunteers at Fashion with Compassion

Fashion with Compassion, an exclusive two-day charity pop-up sale held in tandem with Cashmere World and Fashion Access

A total sale of HK$60,500 (US$7,800) was raised for Crossroads Foundation

Initiated by Hong Kong fashion maven Ms. Mary Yan Yan Chan, Fashion with Compassion was the first collaboration between UBM/APLF and Crossroads Foundation to link the fashion industry to those in need worldwide. UBM/APLF had sponsored the venue for the pop-up store at the HKCEC.
Featuring a diverse range of fashionable apparel, shoes, accessories, and lifestyle products donated by top fashion and lifestyle brands and companies, the pop-up sale was dedicated to offering a unique opportunity for fashion lovers to shop for a range of high-quality products at a reduced cost (at 50% discount or more).
“On behalf of Crossroads Foundation, I am pleased to present Fashion with Compassion which is made possible by the generous support from UBM/APLF as well as numerous donors and sponsors. It offers a unique and exclusive platform for people to get involved and contribute to a great cause,” said David Begbie of Crossroads Foundation.
Notes to Editors
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have over 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.
For press enquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com
Elsie Hui, Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Elsie.Hui@ubm.com
Source: UBM Asia

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November 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Aptuit Drug Discovery & Development Center In Verona, Italy Hits 100th Client Milestone

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GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Stuart Needleman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Aptuit LLC, announced that the number of clients placing work at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy has reached 100, giving the site a strong vote of confidence from the marketplace.

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Mark Hembarsky, Vice President and Site Leader of the facility stated, “We are excited to have reached this important milestone of 100 clients at Aptuit Verona. In July of 2010, we started with one client, GlaxoSmithKline, following our acquisition of the site from them. Since that time, more and more clients have been recognizing that we have something unique and valuable to offer, and that we are certainly doing something right in helping them achieve their goals.”

Mr. Hembarsky explained that in the two brief years since the acquisition, the Aptuit Verona facility has successfully made the transition from a single customer site to a dynamic drug discovery and development center attracting all types of clients – large, multinational pharmaceutical innovators, midsize and small pharma companies, biotechs and startups.

“Companies from the EU, North America, Asia and South America have placed projects with us covering numerous therapeutic areas,” said Mr. Hembarsky. “We are proud that industry-leading companies like Pfizer Inc., Chiesi Farmaceutici, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, UCB, C10 Pharma, Autifony Therapeutics and GlaxoSmithKline are among the clients that have chosen to partner with Aptuit.” He added that most clients have subsequently contracted repeat business with Aptuit and many have requested proposals for additional work before their initial project was completed.

“Our growth is a testimony to Aptuit’s capabilities, and continued business inquiries are a source of great encouragement. Clients recognize that we offer the intelligence and insights of scientific professionals engaged in multidisciplinary activities, from integrated discovery, preclinical development, API and drug product development and clinical sciences through to clinical Proof of Concept. Our ‘heads for science’ are accustomed to taking a big picture approach, applying what we call Integrated Knowledge. Because of our legacy as an R&D engine of a leading pharmaceutical company, we understand the total process of drug discovery and development and we apply that understanding to all work that we perform – whether it’s fully integrated services or a specific stand-alone project. Our teams of highly experienced and knowledgeable drug development professionals can anticipate potential problems and offer preemptive solutions, allowing clients to mitigate risks, save time and reduce costs. Our ‘hearts for service’ are devoted to understanding what is important to each project and delivering, as promised, on time and in full, ultimately helping each client achieve their goals,” said Mr. Hembarsky.

Mr. Needleman concluded, “We are very pleased that clients understand that they are getting the best of both worlds when they work with Aptuit Verona – the efficiency of an experienced CRO combined with the scientific expertise of a large pharmaceutical research and development engine. We’re now at 100, and still counting.”

Aptuit LLC provides the most complete set of integrated early to mid-phase development services in the pharmaceutical industry. Drug Design & Discovery, Preclinical Biosciences, API Development and Manufacture, Solid State Chemistry, Drug Product Formulation Development & Manufacture, Sterile Fill Finish, Clinical Sciences, Consulting and Aptuit INDiGOO (a program that accelerates drug development) are offered as stand alone or integrated services. Fully integrated drug discovery & development services are available from a single site at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy. The company maintains five global facilities with approximately 800 employees in Europe and the United States, and has a strategic relationship with Laurus Labs in India. Aptuit LLC is partnered with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, one of the world’s leading private equity investors.

For more information about Aptuit, visit http://www.aptuit.com.

Maria Garvey
+1-1-914-747-1400
maria@delfino.com

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November 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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FOREX CLUB Partners With BelSwissBank to Offer Currency Pairings

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MINSK, Belarus/PRNewswire/ —
Eight currency pairings offered
FOREX CLUB, a leading[1] online broker, today announces that it has partnered with BelSwissBank, the CJSC Belarusian-Swiss Bank of The Republic of Belarus, to offer currency pairings on the bank’s website.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120517/533090 )
Visitors to the website and clients of BelSwissBank can now access quotes on eight currency pairings, which include EUR / USD, USD / JPY and GBP / USD, as well as rates for crude Brent oil, silver and gold. All the pairings and quotes can be found on the website’s homepage.
Eugene Mandrusov, Director of the Belarusian office forFOREX CLUB, commented: “We’re delighted that BelSwissBank has partnered with FOREX CLUB to provide their clients with the most competitive rates on currency pairs in the Belarusian market. Not only will this benefit their individual investors, but also their institutional participants in financial markets.”
Andrew Dirgin, Head of Research at FOREX CLUB, said: “As a leading broker, FOREX CLUB delivers a high level of service for our retail and institutional clients around the world. The Republic of Belarus is an important market for us and we are honoured that BelSwissBank, one of the premier banks in the country, is using our currency pairings on their website. This reaffirms our credibility and trustworthiness as the leading Foreign Exchange platform throughout the CIS countries and the Russian Federation.”
Notes to Editors
About FOREX CLUB Group of Companies
Please click on this link for more information FOREX CLUB.
About BelSwissBank
CJSC Belarusian-Swiss Bank BelSwissBank started its activities in Belarus on 7 October 2002. The Authorised Fund at the time of registration was 5 million. The Swiss capital constitutes 100% of the authorised capital of the bank’s capital. The three joint-stock company shareholders are Swiss companies: Swiss Investment Century, Alpin Professional Investment and Profinvest Professional and Financial Investment.
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1. FOREX CLUB was ranked number 10 out of the 44 individually named global brokers by retail forex volume in Forex Magnates’ Q3 2012 Industry Report.
Source: FOREX CLUB

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November 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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MetaTrader 5 Goes on the Ukrainian Exchange’s List of Certified Brokerage Systems

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

We are pleased to announce that the MetaTrader 5 trading platform has been successfully certified by the Ukrainian Exchange. The certificate received from the Ukrainian Exchange states that the platform is in compliance with all requirements of the Ukrainian part and admitted to trading on the Ukrainian Exchange derivatives market.

Any broker now has the opportunity to serve his clients on the Ukrainian Exchange using MetaTrader 5, while any trader can trade on the Ukrainian Exchange. Connection to the exchange in MetaTrader 5 is provided via the UXGateway developed specifically for this purpose.

The certification of the platform by the Ukrainian Exchange is a well thought out move towards strategic integration of MetaTrader 5 with world exchanges. This year, MetaQuotes Software Corp. has already succeeded with a number of significant exchanges and continues to actively develop gateways for new trading venues. The most critical goal the developers have set is to offer massive opportunities for MetaTrader 5 users to conveniently trade on any world exchange.

“Lately, we have been very active in integrating MetaTrader 5 with international exchanges and have done a big job over the last year,” – says Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. “Thus, integration with the Ukrainian Exchange is the fifth integration accomplished this year. However, we are not going to stop at what has been achieved and will continue to expand the platform’s horizons.”

About MetaQuotes Software Corp: a professional developer of software applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is a market leader, providing one of the best forex trading software packages. The company’s MetaTrader 5 trading platform provides features for trading not only on the forex market but also on stock exchanges.

Company Website: http://www.metaquotes.net

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November 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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Chic Outlet Shopping(R) Announces the Launch of a Limited Edition Product (RED) Tote Bag Designed in Collaboration With Helena Christensen as Part of the (RED) Is The New Black Campaign

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LONDON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRnewswire/ —

Chic Outlet Shopping®, the Collection of luxury outlet Villages by Value Retail, will partner with (RED), the global charity established to fight against AIDS, and launch a special-edition tote bag designed in collaboration with photographer and humanitarian Helena Christensen.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58641-value-retail-red-campaign-tote-bag

The exclusive bag will feature a (RED) inspired design and photograph by Helena Christensen, who personally attended the launch at Maasmechelen Village, one of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages near Brussels, on Tuesday 6 November.

The limited-edition tote bag will be exclusively available for sale in Maasmechelen Village to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. It will be available across the Collection of all Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe from 1 February 2013 as part of the launch of the (RED) Is The New Black campaign. The bag will be available to buy for €10 each with all profits donated to the Global Fund.

The (RED) Is The New Black campaign will be a vibrant celebration of all things coloured red for the month of February 2013. Visitors to the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages will discover a lively programme showcasing the very best promotions from international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, as well as unique in-Village animation to create a world where the colour red truly comes alive.

Chic Outlet Shopping® and (RED) are working towards a larger partnership for the month of February, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, where all nine Villages will be transformed into all things (RED) with special activities to raise awareness and funds in the fight against AIDS.

“We are proud to partner with (RED) in collaboration with Helena Christensen to help support the Global Fund in their pursuit of an AIDS-free world. Our goal is to leverage the power of our global platform to raise awareness of this important cause amongst our international shoppers. This partnership is in keeping with the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages’ ongoing commitment to supporting humanitarian projects around the world.”

Desirée Bollier, Chief Executive, Value Retail Management

“This partnership with Chic Outlet Shopping® is an exciting one for us – it’s an opportunity to spread the (RED) message across Europe and to give consumers another way to buy (RED). We’re thrilled to have Helena Christensen launching the partnership – she has been an incredible friend to (RED) over the years and supporter of our mission to help eliminate AIDS.”

Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED)

“When Chic Outlet Shopping approached me with this project I was excited to get involved. I have been a longtime supporter of (RED) and am thrilled that the sale of the bag will contribute to the goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation by 2015.”

Helena Christensen

About (RED)

(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and consumers in the fight against AIDS.

(RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Starbucks, Converse, The Coca-Cola Company, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Bugaboo, Claro, Nike, Penfolds, SAP, Telcel and American Express (UK only). (RED) Special Edition partners include: Shazam, Girl Skateboards, Mophie, FEED, Nanda Home, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Bottletop, Tourneau and TOUS.

To date, (RED) has generated over $190 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 14 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

(RED) has led several high-profile initiatives to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS related issues including (PRODUCT)RED, THE AIDS FREE GENERATION IS DUE IN 2015 campaign and most recently, the (RED)RUSH TO ZERO campaign.

(RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. Learn more at http://www.joinred.com.

About Chic Outlet Shopping®

Chic Outlet Shopping® is the Collection of nine Villages by Value Retail, offering the authentic previous seasons’ collections of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands with reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round.

The Chic Outlet Shopping® brand, marketed worldwide, is promoted to consumers directly and through the travel trade in key regions representing the highest potential visitation: China, Russia, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, the USA, South America, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

In 2012 the Chic Outlet Shopping® promotional campaign will market the Villages to a global audience of more than 900 million in worldwide fashion and lifestyle media, strategic PR, exclusive press events, online and offline marketing, and on digital and social media platforms.

Learn more about the Collection of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages at ChicOutletShopping.com.

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November 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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MetaTrader 5 Goes on the Ukrainian Exchange’s List of Certified Brokerage Systems

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

We are pleased to announce that the MetaTrader 5 trading platform has been successfully certified by the Ukrainian Exchange. The certificate received from the Ukrainian Exchange states that the platform is in compliance with all requirements of the Ukrainian part and admitted to trading on the Ukrainian Exchange derivatives market.

Any broker now has the opportunity to serve his clients on the Ukrainian Exchange using MetaTrader 5, while any trader can trade on the Ukrainian Exchange. Connection to the exchange in MetaTrader 5 is provided via the UXGateway developed specifically for this purpose.

The certification of the platform by the Ukrainian Exchange is a well thought out move towards strategic integration of MetaTrader 5 with world exchanges. This year, MetaQuotes Software Corp. has already succeeded with a number of significant exchanges and continues to actively develop gateways for new trading venues. The most critical goal the developers have set is to offer massive opportunities for MetaTrader 5 users to conveniently trade on any world exchange.

“Lately, we have been very active in integrating MetaTrader 5 with international exchanges and have done a big job over the last year,” – says Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. “Thus, integration with the Ukrainian Exchange is the fifth integration accomplished this year. However, we are not going to stop at what has been achieved and will continue to expand the platform’s horizons.”

About MetaQuotes Software Corp: a professional developer of software applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is a market leader, providing one of the best forex trading software packages. The company’s MetaTrader 5 trading platform provides features for trading not only on the forex market but also on stock exchanges.

Company Website: http://www.metaquotes.net

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November 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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