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Health Authorities Push Through Taxation Guidelines Behind Closed Doors at Moscow WHO Summit

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GENEVA  /PRNewswire/ —

“An Alarming Attempt to Erode Countries’ Sovereignty on Taxation Policies”

Yesterday at the WHO FCTC’s Conference of the Parties (COP6) in Moscow, guidelines on price and tax measures (Article 6) were hurriedly adopted behind closed doors, further demonstrating the FCTC’s habit of infringing on issues of national sovereignty.

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“Public health authorities are not fiscal experts”, said Michiel Reerink, Global Regulatory Strategy Vice President at JTI (Japan Tobacco International). “Yet, one-size-fits-all decisions were rushed in the absence of a vast majority of governments’ taxation experts, who should have the last say on their individual fiscal policies”.

The COP has once again shown a complete lack of respect for several Parties by blatantly ignoring their wish to express their reservations on the guidelines, particularly regarding the minimum benchmark tax of 70% and the allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs[1]. Two years ago, at COP5 in Seoul, Korea, Parties adamantly opposed the same recommendations. Despite this, the draft guidelines remained largely unchanged and were nevertheless adopted at record speed.

“While the guidelines are not binding for governments, Ministries of Finance will be under pressure to adopt them in their national law.  Yesterday’s decision not only represents an alarming attempt to erode countries’ sovereignty on taxation policies, but also violates COP6’s own requirement to make ‘every effort’ to reach agreement by consensus”, added Mr. Reerink.

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1. The FCTC’s October 15, 2014 Journal stated: “Several parties wanted to record their reservations concerning the footnote related to section 3.2 stressing their sovereign right to develop their taxation policies. The draft decision contained in FCTC/COP/6/A/Conf. Paper No. 5 was approved without amendment. The agenda item was then closed.”

When making decisions on tobacco tax policies, countries take into account a number of considerations: income growth developments, the impact of price increases on the affordability of tobacco products, the existence of illegal trade (and tax authorities’ ability to enforce compliance), inflation and regional sensitivities such as cross-border trade.

“Tax experts around the world recognize that ignoring these considerations is counterproductive and could lead to serious consequences, including a major increase in illegal trade, depriving governments of important tax revenues and undermining other government policy objectives – including public health,” Mr. Reerink concluded.

During the October 15 vote on FCTC’s Article 6, the public and the media were once again locked-out from proceedings. This move, combined with the last minute decision to cancel press briefings, further confirms the WHO’s lack of transparency, accountability and integrity.

JTI, a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies, is a leading international tobacco manufacturer. It markets world-renowned brands such as Camel, Winston and Mevius (Mild Seven). Other global brands include Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Sobranie, Glamour and LD. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and about 27,000 employees worldwide, JTI has operations in more than 120 countries. Its core revenue in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, was USD 12.3 billion. For more information, visit http://www.jti.com.

Source: JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

Source: JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

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October 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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Is Tissue Paper Business in Asia deadlocked?

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The dynamic tissue industry in Asia has experienced a global take-off even in peripheral countries once unaffected by the winds of change. The sprouting demand for tissue products has therefore fostered investments in new mills and tissue machines, but this overflowing activity has not followed the actual consumption growth of the region and the whole Asia is now threatened by oversupply unless, in the short run, exports to other parts of the world find a way to grow while local sales catch up. This in turn, generates a massive competition in key segments and markets, and a push for technological advancements amidst environmental challenges.

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World tissue capacity change

At Tissue World Asia, opening on November 11th, attendees will hear and exchange ideas about these trends, challenges and opportunities, on the latest technical developments, and on the supply and demand outlook of this critical but dynamic evolution in Asia.

Preregister here TODAY and benefit from a fast track entry!

Visit the Tissue World Asia 2014 show website to view the conference programme including conference topics and speakers! www.tissueworld.com/Shanghai

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October 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

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SunEdison Signs Joint Venture Agreement With JIC Capital To Penetrate The Chinese Solar Market

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— Up to 1 Gigawatt (GW) of Solar to be developed over the next 3 years

SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar developer and technology provider, announced today a joint venture agreement with JIC Capital, to facilitate nonrecourse financing and develop, construct and own up to 1 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in China over the next 3 years.

The joint venture will focus on facilitating and structuring nonrecourse financing for solar PV plants in one of the world’s largest and most attractive solar markets. SunEdison, directly or through an affiliate, including a yieldco, may purchase the projects developed by the joint venture at fair market value.

“This historic joint venture is a great step forward for SunEdison,” said Ahmad Chatila, President and CEO of SunEdison. “It is a great honor to partner with a leader like JIC Capital, and we are committed to harnessing our world leading technology and deployment capabilities to deliver clean, cost effective solar energy to the people ofChina.”

“Capital contributions will accelerate the growth of the solar market in China, and China’s solar PV industry requires international know-how to improve. We see this collaboration brings opportunities to combine capital and industry, to form a focused industrial investment platform for long-term operations,” said Mr. JianPing ZHANG, Chairman,JIC Capital.

China has approximately 19 GW of installed solar energy capacity, with a target to reach 35 GW by 2015 and 100 GW by 2020. The joint venture is currently exploring and evaluating several large-scale projects and expects to start construction in early 2015. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by the SunEdison Renewable Operation Center (ROC), which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

About SunEdison
SunEdison is a global leader in transforming how energy is generated, distributed and owned. SunEdison manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs and operates distributed solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity and services to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers.  SunEdison also provides 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services for hundreds of solar systems worldwide via the company’s Renewable Operation Center (ROC). SunEdison has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.”  To learn more visit www.sunedison.com.

About JIC Capital
JIC Capital is an asset management company which operates under China Jianyin Investment Corporation (JIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Central HuiJin Investment Ltd. JIC Capital is a top tier and active private equity investment player in China with the value creation investment philosophy. It specializes in utilizing global resources and professional expertise to focus on investment management, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity fund operations including industrial funds, venture capital funds, buyout funds, and mezzanine funds, etc.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements, including that construction of the solar projects in China is expected to begin in 2015; and that the joint venture will develop up to 1 GW of solar energy projects over three years. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include changes in applicable regulatory requirements and incentives for production of solar power; and general business and economic conditions, including seasonality of the industry, and other risks described in SunEdison’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent SunEdison’s judgment as of the date of this press release. SunEdison disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.

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October 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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Global Leaders Unite at Frost & Sullivan’s Inaugural Conference of Economic Development Innovation (EDI) Council

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Organizations deliberate on key global challenges, focus on critical issues, exchange best practices and outline solution approaches

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Economic development organizations are driving game-changing initiatives for sustained growth and socio-economic development. This year, Frost & Sullivan hosted 30 economic development organization leaders from across the globe in the first annual conference of the EDI Council. The Council convened at Frost & Sullivan’s recent flagship event, Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2014: Silicon Valley, which took place in San Jose, CA in Sept. 2014.

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During the inaugural council session, EDI council members reviewed and voted on pressing issues facing economic development leaders today, sharing best practices to combat global challenges. Three critical issues covered at the conference were bridging the digital divide, attracting investments and smart development.

For more information on the EDI Council or to join the EDI Council, please visit http://bit.ly/1v54qmV.

The EDI Council meeting included distinguished global leaders like:

  • Arvydas Arnasius, Managing Director, Invest Lithuania
  • Duncan Wilson, Director and Principal Investigator, Intel Collaborative Research Institute
  • İlker Ayci, President, The Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT)
  • Julie Cinnamon, CEO, (Represented by Gearoid Mooney, Research & Innovation Manager) Enterprise Ireland
  • Maria Carolina Hoyos Turbay, Vice Minister, Ministry of ICT, Colombia
  • Mauro Goncalves, Strategy Head, Project Loon, Google
  • Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR, Singapore)

Select economic development organizations were also presented with Frost & Sullivan awards at GIL 2014: Silicon Valley for outstanding contributions to economic development.

“We are delighted to recognize economic development agencies and global leaders who have the vision and leadership to help develop, transform and catalyze growth for their constituents,” said Frost & Sullivan Global President & Managing Partner Aroop Zutshi.

The EDI Council will reconvene next year at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit at Carlsbad, California from 2-4 June 2015.

“Following the success of the EDI Council’s inaugural conference, we plan to bring aboard many more economic development organization leaders, global corporations and industry thought-leaders to facilitate deeper discussions on critical issues and breakthrough solution approaches,” said Frost & Sullivan Global Vice President of the Emerging Market Innovation and Economic Development Innovation program Sath Rao.

About the EDI Council

The EDI Council is a special purpose council which unites economic development agencies, leaders and corporations from across the globe to deliberate on key global challenges, exchange best practices and outline solution approaches. The council operates under the Association for Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executives (AGILE).

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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Airport Screening Technologies Market Revived by Necessary, Critical Updates, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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Government spending on maintenance ensures technologies are upgraded with the latest capabilities, including screening for highly infectious diseases

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — Lingering threats of terrorism, numerous instances of passengers carrying illegal items, and the recent Ebola crisis have buoyed the U.S. airport screening technologies market. To ensure that airport screening systems are equipped with the most advanced and current capabilities, the government awarded 43.9 percent of contract obligations toward equipment maintenance in 2013. The maintenance tasks include upgrades, preventive maintenance, decommissioning and relocating systems, and operational testing and evaluation of systems.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, US Airport Screening Technologies, finds spending on airport screening technologies is expected to increase from $666.0 million in 2013 to 731.5 million in 2019.

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The market will grow at a deliberate pace as airports will obtain advanced equipment only gradually. Furthermore, airports cannot procure next-generation screening technologies unless they comply with operational directives.

To speed up the installation or upgrade of existing equipment, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) needs to leverage information that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of advanced imaging technology (AIT) with automatic target recognitioncapability. Without overall performance data, the TSA will not be able to gauge how well security officers resolve anomalies detected by AIT systems.

“The spending on explosives detection systems procurement and installation is expected to rise in 2015, as the TSA continues to implement the software upgrades needed to reduce security vulnerabilities and enhance detection capabilities,” said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace & Defense Senior Industry Analyst John Hernandez. “As it funds equipment maintenance through multi-year contracts, there will be steady revenue opportunities for original equipment manufacturers of airport screening technologies.”

Other less obvious revenue streams include the Science and Technology (S&T) directorate that invests in projects to develop technologies and advanced system concepts to detect a wider range of explosives and threat materials. The S&T will also seek to develop and invest in next-generation checked baggage screening systems that operate on much lower lifecycle costs and have significantly lower false alarm rates.

Meanwhile, the recent death of a patient who detected positive for Ebola, coupled with two additional Ebola cases in the U.S. will hasten the government’s efforts to procure technology capable of screening humans entering and exiting the country for highly infectious diseases.

“The government seeks futuristic airport screening technologies that are rapid and reduces human error,” noted Hernandez. “These screening technologies will have the ability to screen both personnel and luggage simultaneously, which translates to higher and rapid adoption of the systems. Additionally, the recent Ebola incidents will certainly force the U.S. government to re-examine detection technologies beyond explosives and hazardous materials.”

US Airport Screening Technologies is part of the Aerospace (http://www.aerospace.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: The Future of US Government Robotics, US Base Operational Support Services, Global Military Unmanned Maritime Systems Market, and US DoD C4ISR. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

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Mobile Telehealth Offers a “Doctor in Your Pocket” Convenience Consumers will Find Hard to Ignore, says Frost & Sullivan

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Wearable and consumer mHealth app proliferation will enable traction for mobile telehealth solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — The telehealth industry is on the verge of a dramatic growth surge significantly disrupting the healthcare sector in North America. With millions of new patients entering the U.S. healthcare system, owing to theAffordable Care Act, escalating demand coupled with the lack of easy access to health professionals will strengthen the market for telehealth services.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Pulse of Telehealth 2014 finds that the growing aging population needs to manage and monitor multiple chronic diseases, in turn intensifying the demand for remote patient monitoring as well as mobile telehealth. Telehealth videoconferencing, especially, will emerge as a suitable avenue for primary and specialty healthcare service delivery. The study is based on interviews conducted with key telehealth stakeholders in conjunction with discussions from the American Telemedicine Association(ATA) annual meeting.

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“The momentum for telehealth is building rapidly as the practice of providing remote clinical services becomes entrenched in every aspect of healthcare in North America,” said Frost & Sullivan Connected Health Principal Analyst Nancy Fabozzi. “Technological advancements that deliver rich, connected platforms with high visual and audio quality add to the business case for telehealth.”

Despite this incredible potential to transform healthcare, numerous barriers to adoption still exist. Lingering concerns about patient privacy and safety as well as insufficient public and private reimbursement policies curb the widespread uptake of telehealth.

In addition, users will have to face several “unknowns” in terms of complex state provider licensing and regulatory issues, affecting market growth. The use of telemedicine will gather pace only when leading industry stakeholders establish new guidelines and break down regulatory and reimbursement roadblocks.

“As the scope of telehealth expands, a number of technology and services vendors will make their entry into the market,” added Fabozzi. “Disease-specific vendors, in particular, will seek to capitalize on specialist shortages in critical areas such as mental health and neurology.”

An intensely competitive environment will drive innovation as leading technology vendors seek to capitalize on market opportunities:

Personal health tracking through wearables and consumer mHealth apps too will make inroads into the market, fuelling the mHealth segment and widening market reach.

Pulse of Telehealth 2014 is part of the Connected Health (http://www.connectedhealth.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. This research provides perspectives from industry experts in telehealth products and services on current and future trends inNorth America. The research also assesses the importance of different submarkets, industry trends, drivers and restraints.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: Global Rail Industry Restructuring Brightens Market Participant Prospects

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Planned removal of state-run monopolies ensures proper use of rail funding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — The global rail market will offer numerous opportunities for market participants as the result of restructuring and priority rail projects which will drive sales and private investment in the industry. As such, the global market will remain on a steady rail-freight and passenger-volume growth path, even though certain regions such as Africa and Eastern Europe are still running limited rail services.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Executive Analysis of the Global Rail Industry 2014 finds:

  • Passenger traffic increase: from 3,196.28 billion passenger-kilometers (pkm) in 2013 to 4,739.18 billion pkm in 2020
  • Rail freight traffic increase: from 10,168.37 billion ton-kilometers (tkm) in 2013 to 12,332.84 billion tkm in 2020

The study covers the segments of rolling stock and infrastructure.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZEmlHc

“As far as high-speed rail (HSR) services are concerned, Asia-Pacific and Europe are the largest markets in the world, accounting for over 81.60 percent of global investments in this segment,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Research Analyst Shyam Raman. “With Deutsche Bahn placing orders for 300 HSR rolling stocks to provide its Intercity-Express services, Germany is anticipated to be among the top three markets by 2020. These investments in HSR will have a cascading effect on investments in other segments of the global rail industry.”

However, insufficient funding, low sales volumes in some countries and political instability are constricting the overall growth of the global rail sector. As fixed costs contribute to at least 70 percent of the total cost of rail rolling stock and infrastructure, market participants can bear these costs only in countries where sales are robust and high economies of scale possible.

Therefore, it is not surprising that states across the globe contribute economically to rail construction within their territory. In fact, states tend to monopolize the railway industry, both owning and operating it. This often leads to negligent behavior towards customers and deteriorating infrastructure as well as the creation of unfair barriers for potential market entrants.

“Recognizing that the elimination of state-run monopolies is necessary to make proper use of funding in rail, rapid restructuring is underway globally to boost the competitiveness of the industry,” noted Raman. “Restructuring priorities include the separation of the state, regulator and operating companies as well as the establishment of clear roles for policy makers, regulators, owners of assets and service operators. Eventually, vertically separated rail markets will become the standard globally.”

Executive Analysis of the Global Rail Industry 2014 is part of the Transportation & Logistics (http://www.transportation.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Strategic Dashboard of Global Rail Passenger Volumes, Strategic Analysis of Light Rail Transit in North America, Strategic Analysis of the Chinese Rolling Stock Market, and Rail Outlook Study 2013-2022. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

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SparqEE boards available exclusively from RS Components bring cellular connectivity to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

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-CELLv1.0 2G+3G module and shield adapter boards will make cellular ubiquitous in the Raspberry Pi and Arduino development communities

SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now taking orders for the new SparqEE development boards, which have been designed to enable easy cellular connectivity and Internet access for projects based on theRaspberry Pi and Arduino platforms.

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A total of seven new SparqEE boards are available to order exclusively from RS, including the CELLv1.0 — a tiny cellular development board that implements a 2G+3G chipset to provide wireless worldwide. This means that the CELLv1.0 module will use 3G primarily and only revert to 2G when 3G is not available. In addition, the CELLv1.0 measures only 36 x 42 x 7mm, making it the smallest cellular module currently available on the market.

Each SparqEE CELLv1.0 cellular board will be shipped from RS with a global 3G SIM card that delivers worldwide coverage. Users will then be able to login to a website and use their credit card to buy data or set up a direct debit for on-going data usage. The increase in range permitted by cellular communications enables a number of potential applications for developers and is ideal for ‘small data’ projects that need to operate over very long distances, even potentially to another country or continent. Suitable projects are likely to be sensor-based low-bandwidth-data projects that will send low amounts of data over the Internet.

To enable easy compatibility, as part of the new range, the ShieldRv1.0 and ShieldAv1.0 are shields or adapters that connect the CELLv1.0 respectively to Raspberry PI and Arduino boards without any additional wiring. In addition, breakouts are provided for the four remaining SparqEE boards should users prefer to connect any of these boards directly to the shield.

The four additional boards are the: GPSv1.0 receiver board, which implements an Antenova M10478 GPS module based on the SiRFstarIV 9333 GPS chipset; the POWERv1.0 board, which converts an unregulated power supply to the +5V and +3.3V supply rails required by most embedded development systems; the RELAYv1.0 board, which provides a wide input range relay for driving high-current and high-voltage peripherals; and finally the ACCELv1.0 board, which provides a wide-input-range Analog Devices ADXL345 three-axis accelerometer.

Coverage specifications of the CELLv1.0 module include WCDMA/HSDPA 2100/1900/900MHz, delivering 384Kbps or DL3.6Mbps HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz. Wired connectivity options include a serial UART interface (3.3V or 5V) and USB 2.0 interface. Electrical specifications include an input voltage of +3.7V to +5V, powered via USB cable or via the header pins; current draw of less than 5mA in standby, typically less than 75mA active (without services), and less than 500mA (average working) and 2.3A maximum. Windows, Linux and Android software drivers are available via ZTE.

The SparqEE boards are available to order from RS globally at www.rs-online.com for delivery from August 2014.

About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:
@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components
RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components
www.rs-online.com/
DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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October 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre and Financial Times Host ASEAN Wealth Management Summit 2014

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The second annual ASEAN Wealth Management Summit, to be held on 18 November at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore, will bring together policy makers, regulators, and C-level representatives from private banks, asset managers and family offices — as well as product manufacturers, technology leaders and consultants — to discuss what the future holds for the region’s emerging affluent population and the pressing need for services that will help individuals preserve and increase their wealth.

The Summit, titled “The Rise of South East Asia’s Affluent”, is organised by Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC), in association with the Financial Times. This one-day event, co-chaired by Yuri Bender, Editor-in-chief of Professional Wealth Management, as well as Jeremy Grant, Asia Regional Corporate Correspondent, Financial Times, will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions on a variety of relevant and topical issues.

Now in its second year, the Summit will explore what it takes to be profitable in the wealth management industry, how ASEAN countries are developing as wealth management centres, what regional financial integration will mean for them and what offshore financial centres can offer clients in Asia.

Speakers at the Summit will include:

  • Dato’ Mohammed Azlan Hashim, Chairman, Labuan IBFC Inc; and former Executive Chairman, Bursa Malaysia Berhad Group
  • Saiful Bahari Baharom, CEO, Labuan IBFC Inc
  • Yuri Bender, Editor-in-chief, Professional Wealth Management
  • Millie Chan, Lawyer and Senior Consultant, Asia Pacific Markets, Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Vincent Chui, Managing Director, Head of Asia Institutional Equity Distribution & Private Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
  • Neal Cross, Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank
  • Elise Donovan, Director, BVI House Asia
  • Frederic Dussaux, Head of APAC e-business, ETS Business Development & Sales, BNP Paribas Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives
  • Kenny Foo, Head of Wealth Advisory, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Bernard Fung, Head of Family Office Services and Philanthropy Advisory, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management
  • Jeremy Grant, Asia Regional Corporate Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Katie Graves, Consultant, Withers Consulting Group
  • Anthony J. Harper, President and CEO, Managed Investments — Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon Managed Investments
  • Annie Koh, Vice President for Business Development and External Relations, Singapore Management University
  • Eric Landolt, Executive Director, Head of Family Advisory Asia-Pacific, UBS AG
  • Alvin Lee, Head, Regional Private Wealth, Maybank
  • Nadav Lehavy, Managing Director, SandAire Singapore
  • Kirill Nikolaev, Managing Partner, NICA Multi Family Office
  • Eliza Ong Yin Suen, Managing Director, Regional Head of Group Asset Management, RHB Asset Management
  • Tahnoon Pasha, Chief Investment Officer, The Inner Sanctum
  • Sonjoy Phukan, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, AMEA, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management
  • Sandipan Ray, Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management
  • Carol Seah, Founder and CEO, WYNNES Family Group

Labuan IBFC’s Chief Executive Officer, Saiful Bahari Baharom said countries like Malaysia and Singapore have the infrastructure and expertise to develop a strong competitive value proposition in both conventional and Shariah-compliant wealth management.

“The wealth management value chain is long, starting with the acquisition of assets, advisory and management services, in addition to legal and tax advice; to trust and custodial services; and right at the end, distribution of assets. Each of these parts contributes to a specific value-added competency that we must strive to enhance to help service the regional wealth management industry. It is for this reason that Labuan IBFC, which already offers a range of legal entities for the purpose of wealth management, will be jointly hosting the ASEAN Wealth Management Summit 2014 for the second year running,” Mr Baharom added.

The FT’s Yuri Bender, Editor-in-chief of Professional Wealth Management, commented, “I am very much looking forward to taking part in the Summit. As the talk about greater integration between countries in the ASEAN single market intensifies, it will be fascinating to see how this story unfolds in terms of distribution of financial products across borders. Which types of structures and underlying investments — such as Shariah products or absolute return funds — will become the most popular across a region looking to standardise regulations and how will the strategies be communicated by private banks, family offices and other distributors in the digital era? It will also be interesting to see which financial centres are now in the ascendancy as Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore battle for supremacy together with a handful of more regional, specialised cities.”

Maybank Private Wealth is the gold sponsor of the Summit.

This Summit is open to media. Please register on the Summit website — http://www.ft-live.com/labuanibfc. Updates on the programme and full details of speakers are also available at this link. For more information, email us at pressteam@libfc.com .

For further information, please contact:

Financial Times
Gemma Terry
Senior Communications Manager
T: +852 2905 5519
E: gemma.terry@ft.com

Labuan IBFC
Shamillia S Unsworth
Director, Communications
T: +603 2773 8977
E: shamillia@libfc.com / pressteam@libfc.com

About the Financial Times: 

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 677,000 across (Deloitte assured, Q2 2014). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic and 20% of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve two-thirds of the world’s top 50 business schools.

About Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC):

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) presents a comprehensive midshore solution striking the ideal balance between client confidentiality and compliance with international best standards. Its business-friendly environment, anchored by a simple and attractive tax system, is well-supported by a robust, modern and internationally-recognised legal framework enforced by its regulator, Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA).

Labuan IBFC boasts Asia’s widest range of business and investment structures facilitating cross-border transactions, business dealings and wealth management needs. These unique qualities offer sound options for regional businesses going global or global businesses looking at penetrating Asia’s burgeoning markets.

Strategically located in the heart of Asia Pacific, Labuan IBFC is well positioned to tap into one of the fastest growing regions in the world, presenting the perfect opportunity for businesses seeking to connect with Asia’s economies and beyond.

Source: Labuan IBFC Inc. Sdn Bhd

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October 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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