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Dorsett Hospitality International Onwards to CITM 2014 In Shanghai

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Straight from a very successful ITB Asia 2014 participation with well over 200 appointments for the entire delegation and a fabulous Appreciation Party held at Candlenut restaurant at Dorsett Singapore; Dorsett Hospitality International will be making its way to Shanghai to participate in the China International Travel Mart 2014 (CITM).

To be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 14th to 16th November, Dorsett Hospitality International’s delegation will be led by Philip Schaetz, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. The delegation comprises of representatives from the various hotels in the group’s portfolio including the newly opened Dorsett Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong and Lushan Resort in Jiangxi Province, China. To find out more about the group’s latest hotel additions including Dorsett Shepherds Bush, London, drop by at the Dorsett Hospitality International’s booth located at Hall 4, Booth No: 4C05.

In conjunction with CITM, Dorsett Hospitality International will also be hosting an Appreciation Party for the travel trade industry and corporate supporters of the group.  The party will be held on 14th November from 7 pm at Peony Ballroom, Dorsett Shanghai.

Picture shows Philip Schaetz, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing (back row in blue chequered shirt) together with his fantastic Sales & Marketing Team from the various hotels under Dorsett’s portfolio from mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong to London at the recently concluded ITB Asia 2014.
Picture shows Philip Schaetz, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing (back row in blue chequered shirt) together with his fantastic Sales & Marketing Team from the various hotels under Dorsett’s portfolio from mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong to London at the recently concluded ITB Asia 2014.

About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code 2266), is a spin-off from Far East Consortium Limited. With three brands under its umbrella… the upscale and midscale Dorsett Hotels & Resorts and d.Collection comprising a range of charismatic boutique hotels; and the value-led Silka Hotels; the group currently owns over 30 hotels in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia; including eight more scheduled to open within the next two years in mainland China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Malaysia. For more information on Dorsett  Hospitality International, visit:

Media Contacts:

Kattie Hoo
Director of Marketing and Communications
M: +6016 2011 340

KahPeng Loke
Communications Manager
M:  +6016 2011 343

Source: Dorsett Hospitality International

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November 13, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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British Label Superdry Lands in Penang

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PENANG, Malaysia, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A bit of good news for Superdry fans living in Penang: Now you can shop at a new SuperdryStore in Gurney Plaza without having to trundle down to Kuala Lumpur city to pick up your favourite apparel.

British lifestyle brand Superdry opened its fourth store in Malaysia and was greeted by eager shoppers waiting for a shot at scoring giveaways and exclusive offers.

The SuperdryStore occupies a 2,300sq Ft. one level store in Gurney Plaza boasting men’s and women’s casual and contemporary apparel and accessories housed within a fast-paced, eclectic environment.

Superdry is celebrated for housing its collections in uniquely designed retail environments. Pavilion KL will be no exception, featuring oversized jam jar chandeliers, as well as triple patchwork tables made from reclaimed wood and an extensive use of raw steel. Other notable design innovations include a bespoke cubby-style denim cabinetry, distressed oak flooring, vintage oak train planks with staggered joints and brickwork wall finishes.

Superdry The Event @ Hin Bus Depot Art Centre

To mark its presence up north, Superdry played host to a music festival of over 1,000 local and international fans, where stage and concepts come to life at the creative space of Hin Bus Art Depot, Georgetown.

This night of musical explorations was complete with three DJ acts namely DJ Xu from Lapsap, Alex Asquared from Deer Society and Ramsey Westwood, and the Superdry Autumn Winter 2014 and Spring Summer 2015 collections runway showcase. The outdoor event capped off a perfect evening with partners who made it possible including Asahi for the free flow bar and BOSE for the sound. For photographs of the party, click

About Superdry

Born from an inspirational trip to Tokyo, Superdry was created in 2003 by Julian Dunkerton and James Holder  both of whom are still the lifeblood of the brand today. Now sold in more than 100 countries worldwide, Superdry is a true British fashion success story with a brand DNA synonymous with intricate details design, premium fabrics and British tailored cuts. With its roots based around Japanese imagery and vintage American sportswear, Superdry has evolved into the most diverse British lifestyle brand with a true global reach. Collections of depth and style are sold via more than 400 global retail points from London to Mumbai, New York to Hong Kong.

Launched to fill a gap in the market, the brand has upheld its reputation for innovation. Menswear and accessory collections quickly grew and in 2005 Superdry launched its first womenswear collection. Initially mirroring the signature men’s styles, the collection has matured to include fashion-forward outerwear, denim alongside feminine dresses and stylish knits.

SuperGroup, the parent company of Superdry, floated on the stock exchange in 2010 and is today listed as a FTSE 250 company.


Superdry Pavilion
Lot 4.03.00, Level 4,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
169, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-21413429

Superdry Mid Valley
Lot G039 — G040, Ground Floor
Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-22820830

Superdry Sunway Pyramid
Lot G1.65 — G1.66, Ground Floor
Orange Zone, Sunway Pyramid Mall
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-56210708

Superdry Gurney Plaza
Lot 170-G-68/69, Ground Floor,
New Wing, Gurney Plaza,
Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Penang
Tel: +604-2264995

Source: Superdry Malaysia

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November 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

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Brazilian Business Mission Visits Morocco in Search of Investment Opportunities During BUSINESS TRIP

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SAO PAULO, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LIDE – Grupo de Lideres Empresariais (‘Group of Business Leaders’), the leading voice of the Brazilian business community, is undertaking a business mission to Marrakesh, Morocco, from November 19th to 24th. The Brazilian committee, which is made up of executives and political officials, has the goal of fostering and stimulating new business between the two countries. The agenda for the gathering includes an audience with Mohammed VI, king of this African nation.

With eleven years of activity, LIDE has 1,620 affiliated companies representing 52% of Brazil’s private GDP, and is present in 16 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Morocco. The purpose of the Group is to disseminate and strengthen the ethical principles of corporate governance in the regions where it has a presence, fostering and encouraging business relationships.

At the ENCONTRO BILATERAL BRASIL-MARROCOS (‘BILATERAL BRAZILMOROCCO ENCOUNTER’) the Brazilian delegation will take part in rounds of business discussions with officials and local businessmen. The President of the Federal Senate, Renan Calheiros; the Minister of Civil Aviation, Moreira Franco; the Minister of Tourism, Vinicius Lages; the Governor of the State of Goias, Marconi Perillo; Senator Luis Henrique da Silveira; the Ambassador of Brazil in Morocco, Frederico Duque Estrada; and the former Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Luiz Fernando Furlan, are the Brazilian officials who will take part in the discussions.

Brazilian executives from the pharmaceuticals, food, aeronautics, electronics, automotive, health and insurance industries will take part in the gathering to identify possibilities of synergy and business development in Morocco.

Among the confirmed Moroccan officials and businessmen are the Minister of Tourism, Lahcen Haddad; the Minister of Foreign Relations, Salaheddine Mezouar; the President of Royal Air Maroc, Driss Benhima; the President of CGEM (Confederation Generale des Entreprises du Maroc), Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun; and the President of LIDE MARROCOS, Hassan Aitali.

At the end of the Seminar, CGEM (Confederation Generale des Entreprises du Maroc), headed by Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun and LIDE –Grupo de Lideres Empresariais (‘Group of Business Leaders’), will sign an agreement called a Memorandum of Understanding, with the aim of promoting an exchange of information and experience and identifying shared interests of affiliates, based on principles of cooperation and respect for the autonomy and legislation of the two countries.

Information for the press:
CDN Comunicacao Corporativa
Rose Rocha:
Phone: (11) 3643. 2952



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November 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

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Cognizant Acquires Odecee, a Digital Solutions Company in Australia

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— Strategic Acquisition to Expand Cognizant’s Digital Transformation Portfolio and Capabilities to Help Clients Create Digital Enterprises

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced the acquisition of Odecee, a leading provider of digital solutions to enterprises in the Australia and New Zealand region. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Founded in 2007, Odecee delivers leading-edge enterprise mobility, web and cloud solutions to marquee clients in the financial services, insurance, healthcare, logistics, and communications industries. This acquisition further strengthens Cognizant’s digital business transformation expertise and expands its portfolio of tools and services to help clients create digital enterprises that capitalize on new business models, drive innovative products and services, enhance workforce productivity, and improve customer experience.

As part of this acquisition, approximately 150 digital specialists with expertise across enterprise mobile, web and cloud services will join Cognizant. This acquisition also brings to Cognizant intellectual property such as Velocedee, a platform that helps centralize highly secure mobile applications and enables rapid implementation of core business processes across a wide range of mobile devices.

“This strategic acquisition underscores our commitment to the local market and our focus on strengthening our digital capabilities,” said John Burgin, Regional Head for Australia and New Zealand, Cognizant. “Rapid consumerization of technology is driving business reinvention across industries and blurring the distinction between the physical and the digital worlds. As businesses become increasingly technology-intensive and physical processes get instrumented and digitized, our strong portfolio of services, coupled with our aggressive investments in SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technologies, will help clients drive meaningful change and build ever more connected, collaborative, and real-time businesses. We welcome Odecee’s talented professionals to Cognizant and look forward to leveraging our combined strengths to empower clients to address the needs of the digital era.”

“This is a strategic step forward for us and opens up a significant growth opportunity for us across newer technologies and industries,” said Con Mouzouris, Co-founder and Managing Director of Odecee. “Becoming a part of Cognizant will enable us to expand our capabilities, services and exposure, while ensuring the long-term vitality and sustainability of the business. The remarkable success of Odecee, like Cognizant, is built on the foundation of customer satisfaction, deep expertise, exceptional talent, and the ability to deliver best-of-breed solutions. Expansion is critical for us to continue our strong growth, develop better solutions for our current and future customers, and provide greater opportunities for our employees. Our clients will now benefit from an expanded pool of specialized skills, global experience, and industry-acclaimed best practices.”

About Odecee
Odecee is a specialist in enterprise mobile, web and cloud services, including application development, performance management/engineering, DevOps and technology consulting.  Odecee’s team of approximately 150 people have the expertise and experience to deliver proven solutions with speed and certainty; at the same time, the company invests heavily in generating and developing creative new ideas that help customers identify and solve problems, realize business objectives and get an advantage over competitors. Since its beginning in 2007, Odecee has experienced substantial growth and received significant recognition, with over 200 projects successfully delivered, and a slew of industry acknowledgements, including the 2014 Australia Design Awards and BRW’s Most Innovative Companies list.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 75 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 199,700 employees as of September 30, 2014, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Source: Cognizant

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November 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

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JDA and IBM Collaborate to Deliver Advanced Omni-Channel Fulfillment Capabilities that Drive Engaging Customer Experiences

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-New integrated offering will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities to deliver increased customer satisfaction and profits

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JDA Software Group, Inc., and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an initiative to provide solutions that help organizations deliver engaging customer experiences by intelligently processing and fulfilling product orders in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. Together, IBM and JDA will provide an integrated omni-channel supply chain that enables businesses to make smarter sourcing decisions in real time and give their customers the best buying experience possible.

Retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers today are challenged to meet the demands of empowered consumers who demand the right product when they want it at the best price through their channel of choice. As more and more consumers demand advanced delivery methods such as “buy online and pick-up in store,” businesses are under increasing pressure to offer these flexible options across more channels in order to meet their customer’s expectations. Without a dynamic view into their complete supply chain picture, businesses are forced to make snap decisions based on static information resulting in inefficient fulfillment processes, shipping methods and inventory positions.

This new initiative between JDA and IBM will provide a holistic approach to solving this problem by synchronizing comprehensive order capture and order management with precision retail planning, efficient labor productivity and intelligent fulfillment. JDA Intelligent Fulfillment and Labor Productivity solutions combined with IBM Commerce and Order Management solutions will reveal the true cost of fulfilling an order — including inventory and labor costs — so that businesses can more responsively adjust inventory and resource allocations and execute decisions that meet and exceed customer expectations while also serving their bottom line. Delivered either on premise or in the cloud via SoftLayer, an IBM company, the solution will be part of IBM’s existing portfolio of over 110 SaaS applications and is expected to be available by late spring 2015.

For example, when a customer purchases an outfit online from a clothing retailer, there are several dynamic factors at play that can affect the profitability of the transaction, such as: if the customer wants the outfit delivered to a home or will pick it up in store; if the item is in stock at that store or needs to be fulfilled from an alternate location; or if warehouse or store labor is available to fulfill the order in a timely manner. With the combined solutions from IBM and JDA, these issues will be resolved in the background in real-time by applying knowledge of the retailer’s inventory planning and allocation during the order processing. This allows the retailer to intelligently initiate the best possible omni-channel fulfillment decision at the moment of the sale in the most profitable manner.

“The JDA and IBM initiative fills a massive void in the marketplace,” said Wayne Usie, senior vice president of retail at JDA Software. “Retailers need to become much more sophisticated and intelligent about how they source product for omni-channel fulfillment. Today there is far too much guess work, too many static policies, and no intelligence applied to the process. This landmark initiative cracks the code on intelligent sourcing, simultaneously allowing our customers to factor in supply chain planning and execution status, planned events like promotions and markdowns, and labor availability at the point of sale to maximize profits and customer satisfaction.”

“Whether they shop online, in store or on a device, consumers expect to have their product orders fulfilled exactly how they want it and at the lowest price without exceptions,” said Charles Chu, Vice President of B2B & Commerce at IBM. “Any business that ignores these changing expectations does so at the expense of customer loyalty and revenue growth. Now with this collaboration between JDA Software and IBM, businesses will be able to seamlessly orchestrate a superior order fulfillment process that provides real value to the customer while eliminating costs and inefficiencies.”

“By partnering to deliver this joint offering, JDA and IBM are enabling Lowe’s to deliver exceptional omni-channel fulfillment services, which gives our customers more flexible options to shop with us,” said Robin Bornkamp, Lowe’s VP of Inventory & Demand Planning.

Tweet this: .@JDASoftware and @IBM collaborate to deliver intelligent sourcing solutions to help companies rise to the omni-channel challenge

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

At JDA, we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to achieve more by optimizing costs, increasing revenue and reducing time to value so they can always deliver on their customer promises. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.

About IBM Commerce and Order Management

IBM Commerce and Order Management solutions provide a differentiated commerce experience across all of a company’s business models to drive better customer engagement and increased sales. For more information on IBM Commerce, please visit

“JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.

Source: JDA Software Asia

Related stocks: NYSE:IBM

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November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Pembina Pipeline Corporation Announces Pipeline Expansion in North East British Columbia

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CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pembina Pipeline Corporation (“Pembina” or the “Company”) (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) announced today that it has entered into binding agreements to proceed with a $210 millionexpansion to Pembina’s pipeline infrastructure in northeast British Columbia (“B.C.”) (the “NEBC Expansion” or “the Project”). The NEBC Expansion will transport condensate and natural gas liquids for various producers in the liquids-rich Montney resource play.

“Pembina has been actively engaging with producers regarding the development of the Montney play,” said Jason Wiun, Pembina’s Vice President, Conventional Pipelines. “With significant exploration in the area, our customers are looking for a solution for their liquids production. The NEBC Expansion will allow us to provide customers with a cost-effective transportation solution for this production and access to Pembina’s existing infrastructure at Taylor, B.C.which feeds into the Edmonton, Alberta area market hub.”

The Project entails the construction of approximately 160 kilometres of up to 12-inch diametre pipeline with a base capacity of up to 75,000 barrels per day that will parallel the Company’s Blueberry pipeline system northwest ofTaylor, B.C. to the Highway/Blair Creek area of B.C. Subject to regulatory and environmental approval, Pembina anticipates bringing the NEBC Expansion on-stream in the second quarter to fourth quarter of 2017 timeframe.

The Project is underpinned by a long-term, cost-of-service agreement with an anchor tenant. Volumes aggregated by the NEBC Expansion will feed into Pembina’s Phase III pipeline expansion downstream of Taylor, B.C. (the “Phase III Expansion”).

“The NEBC Expansion is a great opportunity for us as it further supports the economics of our Phase III Expansion,” said Mr. Wiun. “We have been expanding our infrastructure across the Alberta portion of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and are very excited to have the opportunity to extend our service to our customers in B.C. The Project not only benefits our customers, it also benefits our investors as we are able to add additional value through our integrated service offering.”

About Pembina

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America’s energy industry for 60 years. Pembina owns and operates pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids including conventional and synthetic crude oil, heavy oil and oil sands products, condensate (diluent) and natural gas liquids produced in western Canada. The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. With facilities strategically located in western Canada and in natural gas liquids markets in eastern Canada and the U.S., Pembina also offers a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services that spans across its operations. Pembina’s integrated assets and commercial operations enable it to offer services needed by the energy sector along the hydrocarbon value chain.

Pembina is a trusted member of the communities in which it operates and is committed to generating value for its investors by running its businesses in a safe, environmentally responsible manner that is respectful of community stakeholders.

Forward-Looking Statements & Information

This document contains certain forward-looking statements and information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of applicable securities legislation that are based on Pembina’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “expects”, “will”, “entails”, “considering”, “would”, “anticipates” and similar expressions suggesting future events or future performance.

In particular, this document contains forward-looking statements, pertaining to, without limitation, the following: the incremental volumes, expected length, size, expected in-service date and capital expenditure estimates for the NEBC Expansion; the ongoing utilization and expansions of and additions to Pembina’s business and asset base, growth and growth potential; anticipated synergies of the NEBC Expansion with existing infrastructure and projects, and business integration and the benefits thereof. These forward-looking statements and information are being made by Pembina based on certain assumptions that Pembina has made in respect thereof as at the date of this document including those discussed below.

With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this document, Pembina has made assumptions regarding, among other things: that third parties will provide any required support; that third parties will fulfill their obligations under current and future agreements; that there are no unanticipated changes to the regulatory or commercial environment in which the NEBC Expansion in planned; that third party partners continue to provide any required support for the NEBC Expansion; ongoing utilization and future expansion, development, growth and performance of Pembina’s business and asset base; future demand for transportation services; future levels of oil and natural gas development; potential revenue and cash flow enhancement; and future cash flows.

Although Pembina believes the expectations and material factors and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date hereof, there can be no assurance that these expectations, factors and assumptions will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted, forecasted or projected. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not occur, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information.

None of the forward-looking statements described above are guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the failure of third parties to fulfill their obligations under current or future agreements; the inability of Pembina to secure any required third party support; the impact of competitive entities and pricing; reliance on key industry partners, alliances and agreements; the strength and operations of the oil and natural gas production industry and related commodity prices; the continuation or completion of third- party projects; regulatory environment and inability to obtain required regulatory approvals; tax laws and treatment; fluctuations in operating results; lower than anticipated results of operations and accretion from Pembina’s business initiatives; reduced amounts of cash available for dividends to shareholders; the ability of Pembina to raise sufficient capital (or to raise capital on favourable terms) to complete future projects and satisfy future commitments.

The forward-looking statements contained in this document speak only as of the date of this document. Pembina does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information contained herein, except as required by applicable laws. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

All financial figures are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.

Pembina Pipeline® is a registered trademark of Pembina Pipeline Corporation.

For further information:

Investor Inquiries:
Scott Burrows
Vice President, Capital Markets

Media Inquiries:
Laura Lunt
Senior Manager, Regulatory, Environment & External Relations

Source: Pembina Pipeline Corporation

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November 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm

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Ines-inspired French Figurine Family Enjoys Exclusive Christmas Shopping at LANDMARK

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HONG KONG, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Meet the French figurine family that features in LANDMARK’s magical Parisian chic Christmas extravaganza. This season, LANDMARK will be transformed into a ‘mini Paris’ complete with Parisian figurine characters that represent the perfect French family and remind shoppers what the festive season should be about.

The stylish French figurine family – mother, Flora; father, Vincent; and their children Lucas and Chloe went on a Gallic shopping spree at LANDMARK
A special creative collaboration between celebrated French designer, author, style icon and famed Karl Lagerfeld supermodel muse, Ines de la Fressange and LANDMARK brings French sophistication to the festive shopping season. The figurines are part of an impressive installation that fills LANDMARK with life.

In keeping with their traditional Christmas, the stylish French figurine family – mother, Flora; father, Vincent; and their children Lucas and Chloe – went on a Gallic shopping spree to select special and unique gifts for their loved ones from across LANDMARK’s 4 iconic buildings, LANDMARK ATRIUM, LANDMARK ALEXANDRA, LANDMARK CHATER and LANDMARK PRINCE’S.

6-year-old Lucas has been busy writing out his Christmas present list — and thinks grandpere would love a new pen. LANDMARK has a large selection of exclusive stationery items to suit all pockets and tastes, including a luxurious Alfred Dunhill’s limited edition Namiki Seahorse barrel fountain pen.

Alfred Dunhill
G5, 115-116, G/F & 1/F LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2524-3663

Alfred Dunhill: Limited Edition Namiki Seahorse Barrel Fountain Pen (HK$144,400)
4-year old Chloe loves grand-maman’s home cooking. Her maman, Flora, knows her favourite is the ragout de lapin that her grand-mere makes from rabbits that run wild over grand-pere’s vegetable garden at their picturesque home in Rochefort-en-Terre. Grand-maman will simply love the Gien, Sologne Soup Tureen from Heather & March in LANDMARK PRINCE’S.

Heather & March
Shop 216-218, 2/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2530-0686
Chloe and Lucas’ grand-maman is also celebrating her 60th birthday in January, so the family is buying a gift to celebrate both her Christmas and special birthday. One of their mother Flora’s favourite French-based designers is Guy Berdarida. His stunning Cinta Bamboo Panda Pendant Necklace from John Hardy, are only available at the luxury brand’s flagship boutique in LANDMARK ATRIUM. A wonderful reminder of grand-maman’s first ever trip abroad to Hong Kong to visit the family last summer.

John Hardy
Tel: +852-2533-3895

Cinta Bamboo Panda Pendant Necklace – KARUNIA PANDA (HK$84,100)
Flora has already found the perfect present for husband Vincent. His beloved vinyl collection, which started when he was an engineering student at the renowned Arts et Metiers ParisTech, has been gathering dust in recent years and many tracks he enjoyed are no longer available to download.

The Edwards Audio Apprentice TT1 Turntable from Universal Audio and Video Centre in LANDMARK ATRIUM is the ideal ‘first’ turntable for enthusiasts who are either just starting out or returning to vinyl after dabbling in the digital world. Flora knows Vincent will love listening to his old long-forgotten favourites ‘Desenchantee’, ‘Personne’ and ‘Je sais pas’.

Universal Audio & Video Centre
Tel: +852-2801-6499

Universal Audio & Video Centre: Edwards Audio Apprentice TT1 Turntable (HK$6,980)
Vincent has a special gift surprise arranged for his wife, Flora. He hasn’t forgotten that this Christmas is exactly 10 years since they first met. He wonders if Flora remembers that little cafe near Pont des Arts, on Rue de Rivoli, when they were introduced by mutual friends.

He has already selected the stackable rings of YEWN’s Imperial Grace Collection from LANDMARK ARTIUM. A little bit of luxury for 10 romantic years is perfect, he thinks.

Tel: +852-2868-3890

YEWN: YEWN’s Imperial Grace Collection (From HK$5,800 to HK$14,800)
From high fashion and accessories to watches and jewellery, from luxury living to beauty and grooming, from international cuisine to authentic gourmet dining, LANDMARK brings luxury and sophistication to the festive shopping season for discerning guests, allowing for the ultimate in seasonal celebration experiences.

Fashionistas, tastemakers and sophisticated shoppers seeking inspirations and luxurious fashion style can also receive our latest news and register for upcoming events, please sign up for LANDMARK eNewsletter at; or follow us on Facebook at; and our Instagram channel at For LANDMARK search “landmarkhk”; Hashtags at #LANDMARKHK; Sina Weibo account at


Tel: +852-2530-3288
Shop 107-108, 1/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-2526-4200
Charlotte Olympia
Tel: +852-2142-9008
CIAK – In The Kitchen
Shop 327-333, 3/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-2522-8869
Diane von Furstenberg
Shop 306-307, 3/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-2522-8782
Tel: +852-2363-6763
Tel: +852-2524-1339
Shop B35-46 & G23-30, B/F & G/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-2524-4492
Hackett London
Tel: +852-2885-0970
Harvey Nichols
Shop G11, G46-48, 127-135, 226-230, 319-320, 323-326 & 402-408, G/F-4/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-3695-3388
Tel: +852-2522-9322
Jimmy Choo
Tel: +852-2525-6068
John Hardy
Tel: +852-2533-3895
Joyce Grooming
Tel: +852-2522-2886
Pringle of Scotland
Tel: +852-2537-7676
Rigby & Peller
Tel: +852-2877-5655
Roger Vivier
Tel: +852-2810-8690
Tel: +852-2392-8903
St. John
Shop 304-305, 3/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-2868-6160
Tel: +852-2789-9911
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
15 Queen’s Road Central, LANDMARK, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2132-0188
TOD’S Women Boutique
Shop G19-20 & 111, G/F & 1/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-2810-8692
Universal Audio & Video Centre
Tel: +852-2801-6499
Tel: +852-2868-3890
ZUMA Restaurant
Shop 501-503, 5/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM
Tel: +852-3657-6388

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA
Tel: +852-2537-8859
Tel: +852-2877-5558

Shop 110-111, 1/F, LANDMARK CHATER
Tel: +852-2532-7766
Tel: +852-2805 0113 / 2805 0118

Shop 101-102 & 201-202, 1/F & 2/F, LANDMARK CHATER
Tel: +852-2532-7711

Alfred Dunhill
G5, 115-116, G/F & 1/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2524-3663
Altfield Gallery
Shop 248-249, 2/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2537-6370
Shop G24-26 & M9-11, G/F & M/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2807-1101
Tel: +852-2973-0611
Tel: +852-2869-7311
Elie Bleu
Tel: +852-2722-8888
Georg Jensen
Tel: +852-2868-0707
Heather & March
Shop 216-218, 2/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2530-0686
Tel: +852-2523-3006
Tel: +852-2899-2284
K.S. Sze & Sons
Tel: +852-2524-2803
Shop 303-304, 3/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2522-7770
Lane Joaillier Fine Jewellery
Tel: +852-2869-8819
Shop 305-307, 3/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2523-5704
Tel: +852-2834-9888
Shop G1-3, M12-16 & 110-113, G/F, M/F & 1/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2871-9338
Supreme Jewellery Co.
Tel: +852-2845-0991
Tayma Fine Jewellery
Tel: +852-2525-5280
Town House
Shop 210-211, 2/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2845-0633
Tel: +852-2104-3311
Wai Kee Jewellers Ltd.
Shop 104-105, 1/F, LANDMARK PRINCE’S
Tel: +852-2521-0471
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LANDMARK represents the epitome of top-tier luxury shopping and lifestyle experiences. Drawing from a rich heritage which began in 1904 — LANDMARK today is the luxury shopping destination of Hongkong Land’s Central portfolio including 4 iconic buildings, LANDMARK ATRIUM, LANDMARK ALEXANDRA, LANDMARK CHATER and LANDMARK PRINCE’S. LANDMARK offers approximately 208 of the finest stores and restaurants which are all seamlessly linked by pedestrian bridges. From high fashion and accessories to watches and jewellery, from luxury living to beauty and grooming, from international cuisine to authentic gourmet dining, LANDMARK brings the ultimate shopping experience to the discerning customers.

About Hongkong Land

Hongkong Land is one of Asia’s leading property investment, management and development groups. Founded in 1889, Hongkong Land’s business is built on excellence, integrity and partnership.

The Group owns and manages almost 800,000 sq. m. of prime office and luxury retail property in key Asian cities, principally in Hong Kong and Singapore. Hongkong Land’s properties attract the world’s foremost companies and luxury brands.

The Group’s prime Hong Kong portfolio of some 450,000 sq. m. is located in the heart of the Central district. In Singapore, its 165,000 sq. m. portfolio consists largely of prestigious office space located at Marina Bay, much of which is held through joint ventures. The Group also has a 50% interest in a prime office complex in Central Jakarta, and has a number of projects under development that include a luxury retail centre at Wangfujing in Beijing.

Hongkong Land is developing a number of largely residential projects, in cities across Greater China and Southeast Asia. In Singapore, its subsidiary, MCL Land, is a well-established residential developer.

Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda. It has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. The Group’s assets and investments are managed from Hong Kong by Hongkong Land Limited. Hongkong Land is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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November 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm

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ViewQwest Announces 2Gbps Fiber Broadband, First in the World Outside of Japan

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— ViewQwest offers fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore
— Leads Singapore Internet Service Providers to explore possibilities of 2Gbps fiber broadband
— Streamlines existing fiber broadband price plans to provide consumers with simplified options

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ViewQwest, Singapore’s premium fiber broadband operator, today announced its capability to offer 2Gbps fiber broadband — the first in the world outside of Japan, and the fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore. The 2Gbps fiber broadband will be undergoing limited trials with a select group of customers from now until end-2014, and will be commercially available in early 2015.

“Our customers are always connected and are active users of the Internet, using it for home entertainment like watching movies and TV shows on their TVs and computers. We know they demand the fastest Internet speeds and reliability, and ViewQwest is proud to be the first in Singapore — and in the world outside of Japan — to have the capability to offer 2Gbps fiber broadband. We look to continue leading the way for Singapore’s Internet Service Providers and pushing the boundaries in terms of our speed and content offerings,” said Vignesa Moorthy, CEO, ViewQwest.

Consumers will be able to try first-hand the possibilities of 2Gbps fiber broadband at SITEX from 27 to 30 November 2014 at the ViewQwest booth (5G20) at the Singapore EXPO.

New fiber broadband price plans

To further cater to consumer preferences, ViewQwest has streamlined its existing packages into two price plans that simplify the options for consumers. Consumers can now choose ViewQwest Fibernet™ broadband bundles that offer faster Internet speeds and incredible home entertainment value at more competitive prices than before.

Bundles continue to include ViewQwest’s Freedom VPN, which opens up a world of home entertainment, allowing consumers access to geo-restricted international streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, PPTV, Viki, BBC iPlayer, ITV and Tonton.

Also included in the bundles are free gifts such as ViewQwest TV, an Android-based media player that connects the TV to the Internet, and add-ons like OneVoice™, a residential fixed line that gives you free unlimited incoming and outgoing local calls.

The new ViewQwest Fibernet™ broadband bundles are:

  • Freedom VPN 600Mbps Bundle — $65 per month
    • Fibernet™ Broadband 600Mbps
    • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
    • Free ViewQwest TV
    • Free modem/ router rental
    • OneVoice™ residential phone line
  • Freedom VPN 1000Mbps Bundle — $89.95 per month
    • Fibernet™ Broadband 1000Mbps
    • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
    • Free ViewQwest TV
    • Free modem/ router rental
    • OneVoice™ residential phone line

The new price plans will be available from 12 November 2014.

About ViewQwest

ViewQwest is a Singapore Internet Service Provider (ISP) established in 2001 with a commercial and residential client base. Our core mission is to deliver an unparalleled service to each and every customer, and we have an unwavering commitment to deliver on our promises. As a Facilities Based Operator (FBO), we own cable systems between Singapore and Malaysia, as well as our own undersea cable between Singapore and Indonesia. ViewQwest challenges accepted norms and has a history of innovation over the past decade. We introduced services such as Freedom VPN to allow users to unblock popular streaming websites in select regions, established Points-of-Presence (PoP) in New York and Los Angeles for better connectivity to USA, and was the first Singaporean ISP to employ Latency Based Routing technology.

Media contact:

Sng Su Min

Source: ViewQwest

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November 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm

POSCO E&C Develops Decentralized Water Supply System

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— A vertical water treatment system can be installed downtown, as it does not require a large site.
— Co-developed by 15 entities, including POSCO E&C and K-water

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — POSCO E&C (President & CEO Tae-hyun Hwang) said it has developed a decentralized water supply system in association with some other entities including K-water and Kolon Global.

The decentralized water supply system supplies water with decentralized small water treatment systems. The vertical water treatment system, the system’s core technology, can be constructed downtown as it does not require a large site.

It is an innovative system that can quickly supply clean water, as it is less likely to supply contaminated water, which could occur when purified water is supplied to distant consumers, and also reduces the usage of disinfectants, such as chlorine, by over 50%.

Thanks to this achievement, POSCO E&C was awarded the Project Innovation Award in the category of small projects at the IWA Project Innovation Awards on September 23.

The International Water Association (IWA) is the world’s largest water organization that brings people together from across the water profession, from different water entities and sites, and has given this award to entities that made achievements in innovative research and design and operation and maintenance in the field of water biannually since 2006.

In particular, this technology is more meaningful in that it has been co-developed by 15 entities including POSCO E&C and K-water as part of the water management R&D project of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

“We could establish the foundations for safe and reliable water supply systems through developing this system,” said Yong-min Kim, Director of R&D Center, POSCO E&C. “We will spur the development of core technologies on water.”

Source: POSCO E&C

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November 13, 2014 at 10:05 am

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