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Bangchak Named ACES’ “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year”

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited was awarded the “Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year Award” at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) at InternContinental Singapore, on 5th November 2015.

Bangchak Petroleum is a leading Thai energy company with an unwavering commitment to “sustainable business development in harmony with the environment and society.”

The award recognizes the Company’s ability to balance business prosperity with social and environmental responsibility, and is testament to the Company’s unwavering commitment to this cause for more than 30 years.

As the Thai Renewable Energy Leader, the Company continues grows and evolves with the changing socio-economic face of Thailand and ASEAN. Expanding internationally, Bangchak is determined share its corporate culture and responsibility to the environment and society with others, in line with its role as the Renewable Energy Leader.

The ACES Awards is an Awards programme organised by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region.

The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited
+66-2335-4999

Source: The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited

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November 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

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Founder & Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd. Crowned “Entrepreneur of the Year”

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) announced the winners of its annual award at InterContinental Singapore, on 5th November 2015 during a grand gala dinner following the red carpet theme.

“Singaporean Dato’ Seri Douglas Foo, Founder & Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd. was crowned the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for making high-end Japanese cuisine accessible to middle income consumers with the birth of Sakae Sushi,” says a MORS group representative, “Dato’ Seri Douglas believes that entrepreneurship should not be seen as a way to simply earn profits. It should transcend money-making and should be for a greater good.”

The ACES Awards is a two-year-old Awards programme organized by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region. This year’s ACES Awards sees an extended pool of nominees  testament to the increasing emergence of green-mindedness and corporate stewardship which is coming to the fore in Asian companies.

In elaborating on the purpose of ACES Awards, Shanggari B., Chief Executive of MORS Group said: “Sustaining the limited resources is a collective effort; we need to bridge the CR gap and involve more corporates, both large and small, in adopting sound CR practices within the business operations.” The ACES Awards are a tribute to companies, who have carried out significant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaigns, and/or corporations which have implemented policies and structures that generate returns beyond financial gain.

ABOUT THE MORS GROUP

Founded in 2012, the MORS Group’s differentiated value stems from its sustained and substantial efforts in research and development, with a dedicated research team focusing on understanding the potential of Asia and the instruments that aid in boosting Asia’s business prominence. For in-depth profiles of the winners, or quotes from a member of the, please contact:

MORS Group

Plaza Taragon, A-10-06,
Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya
Petaling Jaya, 47301, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7887 6646
Email: may@morsgroup.com

ABOUT SAKAE HOLDINGS LTD.

Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, Sakae Holdings Ltd. (Stock Code: 5DO), is a Food & Beverage company that is on the fast track of global growth. Since its inception, Sakae Holdings Ltd. has grown to become a leader in the region for food and service excellence, and into a portfolio of diversified brands all of which are synonymous with healthy dining, food safety, quality and sustainable growth.

The continuous strong growth has been achieved synonymously through technological innovation and patents for improving operational efficiency, constant effort in strategic menu planning and maintaining high service standards. The emphasis on operational excellence has since contributed to the Group’s expansion of over 200 outlets across the globe, including Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, USA andVietnam. To support our portfolio of diversified brands, we are constantly expanding our food sources to find high- quality ingredients at better prices, thus enabling us to keep selling prices affordable. Our offerings also include opportunities for bulk procurement with our established Food Source network, the import and or export of food products; and the provision of Hospitality Consultancy & Event management, Business solutions & Corporate Advisory.

Contact:

Valerie Ong
Corporate Affairs Manager, Sakae Holdings Ltd.
DID: +65 6496 0068
Mobile: +65 9126 1888
Email: valerieong@sakaeholdings.com
Website: www.sakaeholdings.com

Source: Sakae Holdings Ltd.

Related stocks: Singapore:5DO

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November 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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Samsung Electronics Named Top Community Care Company in Asia

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Samsung Electronics was named the Top Community Care Company in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards 2015. This award is a testament of Samsung’s efforts and commitment in using its global network and innovation to create positive change for people everywhere, helping them to live a better life that is full of possibilities.

“We are honoured to be named the Top Community Care Company in Asia. This award bears testimony to the community work that Samsung is driving in local communities where we operate in. Samsung is committed to create positive change for people everywhere, creating possibilities for them by using our technology to tackle key problems in education, employment and healthcare areas,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia & Oceania.

The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) recognizes successful companies and individuals in Asia across two domains including leadership and corporate social responsibility. The Top Community Care Award is presented to companies who have enriched communities through various outreach initiatives. Award recipients epitomize the mission and values of an organization that cares for the community and demonstrate exemplary active citizenship in promoting the well being of society at large.

She continued, “One of the key areas that Samsung focuses on in our Citizenship efforts is education, as we want to help create a better future for disadvantaged youth by providing quality learning environments and access to technology. Using our know-how and technology expertise, we have established over 170 Smart Schools and Libraries, and Tech Institutes across the region. Through these programs, we hope to help close the education and digital gap, and equip youth with the skills they need to find a job in today’s digital economy.”

Samsung’s Community Efforts in Education

Across Southeast Asia and Oceania, Samsung supports a total of 165 Smart Schools and Libraries in nine countries including New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia Philippines and Vietnam. Working with various government bodies, local non-government organizations (NGOs) and educational institutes, Samsung has established Smart Schools and Libraries that feature interactive and immersive learning environment through the use of technology such as tablets and smart televisions, and tailored educational programs that offer enrichment and infotainment content.

To help provide youth with opportunities for a better future and address the industry shortage of technical talents, Samsung has established the Tech Institute, a vocational training institution where young people can learn fundamental IT and engineering skills. Regionally, Samsung supports a total of 14 Tech Institutes across seven countries Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia. In Samsung Tech Institutes, youth are given the best-in-class training environment and practical lessons that equip them with both broad and deep skills that prepare them for the workforce.

Other Citizenship Initiatives in Southeast Asia & Oceania

Beyond education, Samsung has also launched healthcare initiatives in Southeast Asia to support communities that lack sufficient medical technologies and trained staff which may lead to problems such as high infant and maternal mortality rates. In Samsung SONO Schools in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines, Samsung works closely with hospitals and medical facilities, to provide equipment such as ultrasound systems, educational devices, electronic boards and large-format displays (LFD). It also partners local medical associations and institutions to design a strong curriculum and operate courses for medical professionals in the area of ultrasound diagnosis, obstetrics and gynaecology.

As Samsung explores new business areas including healthcare, wearable devices, biotechnology, education, the Internet of Things and Smart Home, it continues to be committed to being a responsible global citizen to create positive change in the communities where it operates in.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website atwww.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

Media Contact:

Jolin Tan
Regional Public Relations, Southeast Asia & Oceania, Samsung Electronics
tan.jolin@samsung.com
+65 6833 3000

Source: Samsung Asia PTE LTD

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November 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

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ACES Awards 2015 Celebrating Asia’s Finest Responsible Corporate Leaders

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-Remember, remember the 5th of November!

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The winners of the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) were announced at a gala dinner at InterContinental Singapore on 5th November 2015.

The ACES Awards is organised by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region. In elaborating on the purpose of ACES Awards, Shanggari B., chief executive of MORS Group said: “Sustaining the limited resources is a collective effort, we need to bridge the CR gap and involve more corporates, both large and small, in adopting sound CR practices within the business operations.”

Supported by Synergio Consulting, and 6 individuals on the jury panel, the Awards received more than 110 nominees over seven categories. Douglas Foo, Founder & Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd was named Entrepreneur of the Year, for opening up previously high-end Japanese dining experiences to middle income consumers. Claire Chiang See Ngoh, co-founder of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd was named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, while Ivan Teh of Fusionex International plc was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Among the Industry Champions of the Year were Megamas Training Company Sdn Bhd, Robert Bosch Sdn. Bhd.

Seven individuals were named Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia: Dato’ Tony Looi Chee Hong (Ban Lee Hin Engineering & Construction Sdn. Bhd), Khoo Gaik EngGrace Liu (East Wellsum Industries (S) Pte Ltd), Georg Johann Chmiel (iProperty Group Limited), Francis Lau Choo Yew (LCY Development Sdn Bhd), Marco Francesco Righi (Monier Malaysia Sdn Bhd), Dato Seri Dr. Goh Bak Heng, (Serial System Ltd) and Saudee Group Berhad’sLouis Tan Leong Chuin.

Winners in the Top SMEs in Asia category were Asta Chemicals Sdn Bhd, Cho Thavee Dollasien Public Company Limited and Esquel Garment Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Masterclass Sustainability Advocates Awards went to Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited, HP Inc and PT. Hero Supermarket Tbk.

Highlights in the Top CSR Advocates in Asia Awards category were Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited, DHL Express International (Thailand) Ltd, and Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd. Top Green Companies in Asia included Airport Authority Hong Kong and PT. Great Giant Pineapple.

Top Community Care Awards companies included Bharti Airtel Limited, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad, PT. Trakindo Utama, Samsung Electronics (Southeast Asia & Oceania) and TMB Bank Public Company Limited. Top Companies to Work for In Asia were FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited, Merck Ltd and RHB Banking Group.

ABOUT THE MORS GROUP

Founded in 2012, the MORS Group’s differentiated value stems from its sustained and substantial efforts in research and development, with a dedicated research team focusing on understanding the potential of Asia and the instruments that aid in boosting Asia’s business prominence.

For in-depth profiles of the winners, or quotes from a member of the, contact:

MORS Group
Plaza Taragon, A-10-06,
Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya
Petaling Jaya, 47301, Malaysia.
Tel: +60378876646
Email: may@morsgroup.com

Source: MORS Group
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November 10, 2015 at 7:40 pm

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ACES Awards 2015 Announced the Winners of its Annual Award at InterContinental Singapore

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-Celebrating Asia’s finest responsible corporate leaders
-Remember, remember the 5th of November!
SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) announced the winners of its annual award at InterContinental Singapore, on 5th November 2015 during a grand gala dinner following the red carpet theme.

The ACES Awards is organised by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region. This year’s ACES Awards sees an extended pool of nominees – testament to the increasing emergence of green-mindedness and corporate stewardship which is coming to the fore in Asian companies.

In elaborating on the purpose of ACES Awards, Shanggari B., chief executive of MORS Group said: “Sustaining the limited resources is a collective effort, we need to bridge the CR gap and involve more corporates, both large and small, in adopting sound CR practices within the business operations.”

Malaysian companies swept nine awards across the categories. Ivan Teh, Chief Executive Officer of Fusionex International Plc was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year for writing software that helped clients manage, make sense of and derive useful insights and information from the vast amounts of structured and unstructured data at their disposal.

Robert Bosch Malaysia was named Industry Champion for its financial strength, strength of innovation, quality and reliability, global presence, efficient processes, and forward-looking human resource development.

RHB Banking Group was also one of the Industry Champions for its commendable staff retention rate below the industry standard of 14 percent.

Dato’ Tony Looi Chee Hong, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Ban Lee Hin Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd was named one of the Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia for growing the company from a small, local ironworks into one of Malaysia’s most capable and trusted one-stop providers of construction services.

Georg Johann Chmiel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of iProperty Group Ltd was another of the Top Outstanding Leaders in Asia for establishing profitability in four of six business units, and turning a positive operating cash flow within one year of being named CEO.

Marco Francesco Righi, Regional President Asia Pacific & Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia of MONIER Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd and Tan Leong Chuin, Executive Director of Perusahaan Saudee Sdn Bhd also received plaudits in the Top Outstanding Leaders In Asia category.

Asta Chemicals Sdn Bhd was named one of the Top SMEs in Asia for its dedicated in-house R&D team which focuses on tailor-making solutions for their clients. Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd made the Top CSR Advocates in Asia list for embedding corporate social responsibility into its business strategy to ensure that it enhances the company’s positive business values and addresses potential negative impacts from its operational footprint.

ABOUT THE MORS GROUP

Founded in 2012, the MORS Group’s differentiated value stems from its sustained and substantial efforts in research and development, with a dedicated research team focusing on understanding the potential of Asia and the instruments that aid in boosting Asia’s business prominence.

For in-depth profiles of the winners, or quotes from a member of the, contact:

MORS Group
Plaza Taragon, A-10-06,
Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya
Petaling Jaya, 47301, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7887-6646
Email: may@morsgroup.com

Source: MORS Group
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November 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

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Harbour City Presents: Celebrate the Holidays with Disney Friends at “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue

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HONG KONG, /PRNewswire/ — As the largest shopping mall and one of must-see Christmas attractions in Hong Kong, Harbour City’s outdoor Christmas lighting and decoration bring Hong Kong citizens and tourists endless surprises and joy every year. This Christmas, Harbour City and Hong Kong Disneyland bring 10thAnniversary Celebration theme “Happily Ever After” to life for the Christmas decorations and transform the Ocean Terminal Forecourt into a “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue on 5 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016.

Harbour City “Happily Ever After Christmas Avenue” Outdoor Christmas Decoration.
Harbour City “Happily Ever After Christmas Avenue” Outdoor Christmas Decoration.
“Mickey and the Wondrous Book” , TSUM TSUM “The Biggest Holiday Gift” and “A Frozen Christmas” Disney Holiday Windows are displayed in the Avenue.
“Mickey and the Wondrous Book” , TSUM TSUM “The Biggest Holiday Gift” and “A Frozen Christmas” Disney Holiday Windows are displayed in the Avenue.
The Christmas Lighting Ceremony of Harbour City was held on 4 Nov 2015 to kick off the Christmas decoration.
The Christmas Lighting Ceremony of Harbour City was held on 4 Nov 2015 to kick off the Christmas decoration.

The Christmas Lighting Ceremony of Harbour City was held on 4 Nov 2015 and was officiated by the renowned artist Ms. Michelle Reis and Disney friends. Besides, Harbour City cooperates with Google for the first time to share the happiness of the glittering Christmas lighting and celebrations from onsite to online as people can view the lighting ceremony live on YouTube of GOOGLEinHK and HKHarbourCity.

Download more photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/luotrfefm7djhag/AAAVh9Ve9zOwQgGIkbZKm7d2a?dl=0

Harbour City brings you a Christmas to Remember with Exciting Festive Attractions!

Celebrating Christmas, Harbour City has transformed Ocean Terminal Forecourt into “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue and “Christmas Magical Theatre” with lots of photo taking and selfie spots. Close to 40 Disney friends including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, and many others share the festive happiness and celebrate a “Happily Ever After” Christmas with you!

a)      Giant Golden Starry Tree and Christmas Gift Box

Begin your Happy Christmas journey at the entrance of the “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue where you can see a giant golden starry tree with a Mickey’s head-shaped ornament on the top. Shops on both sides of the avenue are decorated in a Christmas theme and some of them are wrapped by red-colored ribbons with billboards covered in light bulbs.

b)      Disney Holiday Windows

The “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue takes on three different Disney themes in the form of Holiday Window displays, providing visitors with delightful designs in Harbour City. No Christmas is complete without Queen Elsaand her snowy magic. “A Frozen Christmas” gathers Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and Olaf to celebrate Christmas with all of you! The brand new theatrical extravaganza “Mickey and the Wondrous Book” and the most exciting scene featuring Mickey and Goofy would be presented. The renowned TSUM TSUM would also present “The Biggest Holiday Gift” to welcome you all.

c)      Happy Photo-Hunt for Disney Friends and Hidden Mickey

Visitors can find the silhouettes of various Disney friends along “Happily Ever After” Christmas Avenue. Let’s enjoy a romantic moment with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear from “Inside Out”, Snow White the Seven Dwarfs from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Belle and the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast”, Cinderella and Prince Charming from “Cinderella”, Alice and Cheshire Cat from “Alice in Wonderland”, Genie from “Aladdin”, Rapunzel from “Tangled” and more through special lighting effects inside various shops.

More silhouettes of Disney friends would appear at the balconies of the “Christmas Magical Theatre”, includingMinnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Chip’ N Dale, Duffy and ShellieMay; Hamm, Lotso, Woody and Jessie, Rex, Little Green Men, Buzz Lightyear and Slinky Dog from “Toy Stoy”, Mike and Sulley from “Monsters, Inc.”, etc. All of them are here to welcome visitors to celebrate “Happily Ever After Moments” in Harbour City.

d)      Fantasy Lighting Christmas Present

As with all Christmases, presents are a must! Starting from mid-November, climb into the massive Fantasy Lighting Christmas Present with special projections of 10 Disney friend’s silhouettes at designated dates, and take home a memorable photo of a virtual meet and greet with one of the Disney friends by designated donation to “Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation”!

Details

Date: 

5 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016

Time:

10am – 10pm

Location:

Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City

Enquiry hotline:

(852)-2118-8666 

Website:

www.harbourcity.com.hk

Facebook (Eng):

 @hkharbourcity  #hcxmas #harbourcity

Twitter:

 @hkharbourcity #harbourcity

Instagram:

 @harbourcity      #hcxmas #harbourcity

YouTube:

 https://www.youtube.com/HKHarbourCity

Media enquiries: Harbour City Estates Limited

Andrew Yeung 

Manager – Promotions & Advertising

Tel:(852)-2118-8674

Email:andrewyeung@harbourcity.com.hk

Florence Man 

Promotions & Advertising Manager

Tel:(852)-2118-8623

Email:florenceman@harbourcity.com.hk

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Source: Harbour City Estates Limited

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November 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

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Global Cloud Xchange Ramps Up Oceania Footprint with New Points of Presence Across Australia and New Zealand

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SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), today announced an expansion and upgrade of its Global Network across Australia and New Zealand with four new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland, providing enhanced coverage and increased diversity to address the growing demand for premium global connectivity in the region.

Australia and New Zealand are known for the early adoption of new technologies. With Cloud Computing changing the business ecosystem, Enterprises face a pressing need for secure global capabilities for mission-critical applications,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer of RCOM (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange. “The GCX PoPs in Oceania backed by our global infrastructure allow businesses to seamlessly access our Network and Cloud solutions everywhere.”

“Our expansion across key data centers in Australia and New Zealand further enhances our Global Network and Hybrid-Cloud capabilities to meet the ever-increasing demand for global collaboration, the adoption of Cloud, and open up new markets for our customers,” said Dave Pearson, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand, Global Cloud Xchange. “ANZ based Enterprises can now securely connect to our Global Network and access public Cloud providers worldwide.”

The GCX Global Network is distinguished by its unmatched geographic coverage and ability to provide both subsea and terrestrial connectivity to major telecommunications hubs fully supported by two redundant global network operation centers. Our network connects many of these telecommunications hubs across the globe, from the developed markets in the U.S. and Europe to the key emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia, including Indiaand China.

About Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and theMiddle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.

For More Information, contact:

Genevieve Li
Tel:  +852-6028-8236
Email:  gli@globalcloudxchange.com

Source: Global Cloud Xchange

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November 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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Window on Australia Launches Today in Indonesia

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MELBOURNE and VICTORIA, /PRNewswire/ — A month-long celebration of Australian stories and culture commences in Indonesia today with the launch of Window on Australia, a collaboration between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s International Division and the MNC Group and Detik.com.

Window on Australia allows Indonesians to engage with and learn about Australia from a range of perspectives, covering agriculture, trade, education, Indigenous Australian culture, art and more.

Australian content will be aired daily across five TV channels, made possible by ABC International’s partnership with Indonesia’s largest media company, MNC. Australian news and stories will be featured in daily segments on MNC’s news bulletins and in special features during the month.

Audiences can go online to explore Window on Australia articles, videos and conversations via Detik.com, the country’s leading online news site, and via AustraliaPlus.com/Indonesia, produced by ABC International.

CEO of ABC International, Ms Lynley Marshall said: “Our Window on Australia event with Indonesia’s largest media companies will enhance knowledge and understanding between Australia and our nearest neighbour.  With initiatives such as Window on Australia and our valued media partnerships, the Australia Plus platform is providing unique opportunities for Australian businesses to engage with South East Asia’s biggest and most dynamic country.”

President of MNC Group, Hary Tanoe said: “The objectives of our cooperation with ABC International is to educate and inspire our audience through Australian stories where our reporter experienced all aspects of Australian life first-hand, including business, arts, fashion, cuisine, transportation, education and agriculture.

“For the second year of Window on Australia, we have emphasised agriculture stories as we want to learn and improve sustainable agriculture and promote our national strategies in achieving food security.

“MNC is also proud to announce that one of our main programs was broadcast on ABC3 Australia as part of the reciprocal agreement with ABC. This demonstrates how the cooperation brings mutual benefit where our content also can be watched by audiences in Australia. Thus our media group plays a significant role in representingIndonesia in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Australia.”

Editor in Chief of Detik.com, Arifin Asydhad said: “Despite up and down Australia Indonesia relations, the syndication content from the ABC’s Australia Plus provides insight into daily life in Australia. The positive and inspiring stories of Australia Plus Indonesia is in line with our mission in providing our latest innovation, D New Generation, to deliver solutions particularly in strengthening Australia Indonesia relations.”

Window on Australia will be officially launched at a reception tonight in Jakarta hosted by ABC International, MNC and Detik.com. The initiative will run from Monday 9 November until Tuesday 8 December.

For more information about Window on Australia, please contact Joanna Corbett on + 61 448 525 374.

The Australia Plus multi platform international media service has a potential reach of 190 million people in 38 countries across Asia and the Pacific.  Trusted and engaging content from ABC International is extended through a network of local in country partners in eight languages. Partnership opportunities are available to a limited number of Australian businesses. For further information, please contact Rebecca Bignell +61 (02) 8333 1164.

Source: ABC International

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November 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm

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Samsung Bioepis’ SB4 and SB2 Investigational Biosimilar Candidates Sustain Comparable Safety Profiles in One-Year Phase 3 Clinical Studies

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— Positive one-year results show SB4 etanercept and SB2 infliximab investigational biosimilar candidates sustained comparable safety profiles observed in previously announced primary results
— 24-week results for SB5 adalimumab investigational biosimilar candidate demonstrate equivalent efficacy and comparable safety to Humira®
— SB4, SB2 and SB5 study results to be presented at 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

INCHEON, Korea /PRNewswire/ — Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. announced that SB4 etanercept and SB2 infliximab investigational biosimilar candidates sustained comparable safety profiles in 52- and 54-week clinical studies, respectively. Equally important, SB5 adalimumab investigational biosimilar candidate demonstrated both equivalent efficacy and comparable safety in a 24-week Phase 3 clinical study.

The latest Phase 3 results for SB4, SB2 and SB5 will be presented at the upcoming 2015 Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) inSan Francisco.

“The one-year clinical studies for SB4 and SB2 investigational biosimilar candidates provide encouraging indications of their comparable safety profiles,” said Christopher Hansung Ko, CEO of Samsung Bioepis. “We will continue to focus on developing affordable biologic treatment options for patients who need these life-enhancing medications.”

The 52-week SB4 study, which randomized 596 patients across 70 sites in 10 countries, showed ACR20 response rate of 80.8% in the SB4 arm versus 81.5% in the Enbrel® arm, fully supporting the 24-week study results of 78.1% and 80.3%, respectively.

The 54-week SB2 study, which randomized 584 patients across 73 sites in 11 countries, showed ACR20 response rate of 65.3% in the SB2 arm versus 69.2% in the Remicade® arm, fully supporting the 30-week study results of 64.1% and 66.0%, respectively.

The 24-week Phase 3 study of SB5, which randomized 544 patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate therapy, showed ACR20 response rate of 72.5% in the SB5 arm versus 72.0% in the Humira®arm. The safety profile of SB5 was comparable to Humira®.

The 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting will be held between November 6-11, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The following data presentations are part of the official ACR program. Abstracts are available online through the ACR website at www.acrannualmeeting.org:

SB4 Enbrel® (etanercept) data at ACR

Abstract # 2055 – Oral Presentation: A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Study Comparing SB4, an Etanercept Biosimilar, with Etanercept Reference Product (Enbrel®) in Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Despite Methotrexate Therapy: 52-week Results; Monday, Nov. 9, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. PST; Session Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis – Small Molecules, Biologics and Gene Therapy III: Biosimilars; Location: West – First Floor

SB2 Remicade® (infliximab) data at ACR

Abstract # 2056 – Oral Presentation: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase III Study Comparing SB2, an Infliximab Biosimilar, to the Infliximab Reference Product (Remicade®) in Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Despite Methotrexate Therapy: 54-Week Results; Monday, Nov. 9, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. PST; Session Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis – Small Molecules, Biologics and Gene Therapy III: Biosimilars; Location: West – First Floor

SB5 Humira® (adalimumab) data at ACR

Abstract # 8L – Late-Breaking Poster Presentation: A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Study Comparing SB5, an Adalimumab Biosimilar, with Adalimumab Reference Product (Humira®) in Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Despite Methotrexate Therapy: 24-Week Results; Tuesday, Nov. 10, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST; Session Title: ACR Late-Breaking Abstract Poster Presentations; Location: South – Halls B-C (Poster Hall)

Samsung Bioepis will also operate a booth at the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, and showcase its corporate story. The booth will be located in Room #1143 in Hall D of Moscone North.

About Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.

Samsung Bioepis was established in 2012 with a mission to develop affordable, high-quality biopharmaceutical products and to provide better patient access to life-enhancing medications. The company aims to be the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company through innovations in product development and quality assurance.

Samsung Bioepis has commercial agreements with Biogen and Merck to commercialize and distribute biosimilar products in immunology, oncology and diabetes. The products and geographic responsibilities include:

Biogen

  • SB4, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Enbrel® (etanercept) – European Union, Switzerland,Japan
  • SB2, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Remicade® (infliximab) – European Union, Switzerland,Russia, Turkey
  • SB5, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Humira® (adalimumab) – European Union, Switzerland,Russia, Turkey

Merck

  • SB4, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Enbrel® (etanercept) – Worldwide, but excluding United States, European Union, Switzerland, Japan
  • SB2, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Remicade® (infliximab) – Worldwide, including United States, but excluding European Union, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey
  • SB5, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Humira® (adalimumab) – Worldwide, including United States, but excluding European Union, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey
  • SB3, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Herceptin® (trastuzumab) –  Worldwide
    MK-1293, investigational biosimilar candidate referencing Lantus® (insulin glargine) – Worldwide

Samsung Bioepis is a joint venture between Samsung Biologics and Biogen. For more information, please visitwww.samsungbioepis.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jamyung Cha

Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.

+82-32-455-6137

jamyung.cha@samsung.com

Mingi Hyun

Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd.

+82-32-455-6128

mingi.hyun@samsung.com

Source: Samsung Bioepis

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November 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm

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Thailand Sports Media Giant Siam Sport Engages Brightcove to Scale Video On Demand for Next Phase of Online Growth

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BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading global provider of cloud services for video, today announced that Siam Sport, Thailand’s largest publisher of sports and entertainment news, has selected Brightcove to deliver its video on-demand service for its three online properties, Siam Sport, Siam Dara and FHM. Leveraging Brightcove Video Cloud, Siam Sport will be able to rapidly publish rich video content across its media properties that reach 6,000,000 total unique users per month on the web and mobile.

With Brightcove’s next-generation online video platform, Video Cloud, Siam Sport has access to a single, integrated solution to manage every aspect of its online video content. Video Cloud significantly streamlines and simplifies video workflow and automatically adapts content during playback to the individual user’s device and browser requirements. The integration of a responsive HTML5 player framework also provides a consistent experience across devices, operating systems, and browsers.

“Siam Sport has a rich heritage in print media, and we are now creating an exceptional video experience for our readers through our online presence. Today, viewers spend a considerable amount of time watching videos online and this is only expected to skyrocket in the coming years. We knew that if we wanted to meet our business objective to double our revenue within five years, we needed to make video a core component of our online offering,” commented Vaksorn Lohtong, Managing Director of Siam Sport Digital Media.

“Our existing offering simply did not provide the usability and functionality we needed to take us to the next level of growth. As a leader in the field, Brightcove was a natural choice for us. We are confident that
Brightcove will allow us to deliver a seamless video experience to our diverse customer base and enable us to monetise video content across multiple devices. Brightcove will also play a pivotal role as we scale
video for our online presence to reach our long term business objectives,” Lohtong added.

Mark Blair, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Brightcove said, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Siam Sport as they endeavor to drive their next phase of digital growth with video. All over the world, video is bringing sports fans closer to all of the action online. Be it live or on-demand, video is an immense opportunity for sports publishers to engage with fans whose consumption habits have evolved beyond the linear experience. With Brightcove, Siam Sport can rely on a world-class platform to deliver a premium viewing experience to audiences who want Thai sports coverage, anytime, anywhere, on any device.”

Source: Brightcove

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November 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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