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A Breakthrough in Power and Efficiency – Huawei Mate 8 Launches in Southeast Asia

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-The world’s most advanced smartphone technology ever: 2 flagship products launch respectively for business elites and young generation in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Huawei Consumer Business Group is launching its 2 latest flagship smartphones- Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei GR5 in Southeast Asia. The launch event was took place in Bangkok, with over 500 guests from 11 markets and Huawei brand ambassadors: Myanmar famous film star Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi, Thailand actors Teeradetch “Alek” Metawarayut and Ananda Everingham invited to experience the extraordinaire technology featured in latest Huawei devices.

Huawei Mate 8 - A Breakthrough in Power and Efficiency
Huawei Mate 8 – A Breakthrough in Power and Efficiency

Huawei experiences growth in global markets and becoming the top 3 smartphone brand in the World

Mr. Thomas Liu, President, Southeast Asia, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “Huawei experienced a record-breaking 2015 with 70% revenue increase year-over-year giving SEA a strong platform to grow. Our revenues exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2015, as we shipped 108 million smartphones globally. We are now one of the world’s top three smartphone brands.”

With the fast growing performance in global, Huawei is pursuing a consolidated product offering to ensuring every product is the best option for each market segment. To cater different consumers, the Huawei Mate 8, a new benchmark of amazing performance and long battery life which delivered “the new style of Business” concept ideal for today’s on-the-go professional. Another hero product – Huawei GR5, is the latest in its G series of smartphones with smarter fingerprint ID technology, superb camera and extraordinary screen which special designs for young generation.

Huawei Mate 8: Perfect designed for Performance and Efficiency

Featuring ground breaking hardware, the Mate 8 is the first smartphone to run the Kirin 950 chipset, with CPU boosting power up 100 percent, GPU performance up 125 percent, and power efficiency up 70 percent versus the Kirin 925. The device’s architecture balances energy efficiency with high-end performance through 4 x A72 2.3 GHz processors and 4 x A53 1.8 GHz processors.

Equipped with a 4000mAh high-density battery, the Mate 8 delivers industry-leading power efficiency offering over two days of normal usage. And with rapid charging technology, the phone is able to charge a day’s worth of power in just 30 minutes, which is 105 percent faster than the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. In fact, regular users can go without charging their phone for 2.36 days, and heavy users can go without charging for 1.65 days. The Mate 8 also features an advanced six-layer thermal mechanics, which allows higher heat dissipation leading to an excellent holding experience and lower power consumption.

Perfectly crafted with elegant design

The Mate 8 features a refined, elegant design that highlights its beautiful 6-inch high contrast display. With a leading 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, the phone is able to stay sleek and compact without sacrificing a desired large display. The 2.5D curved diamond cut glass and aerospace grade aluminum metal are joined seamlessly, giving the device a sleek blend of beauty and practicality.

Perfectly experience of the premier features every time

The Huawei Mate 8 introduces a new generation of fingerprint security with enhanced protection technology. The circular fingerprint sensor improves the effective identification area by 10 percent. In addition, the fingerprint friction ridge matching has three levels of security, providing higher protection for users. The new sensor design also increases the unlock speed by 100%.

Running on Huawei’s EMUI 4.0, based on Android Marshmallow 6.0, the Huawei Mate 8 offers hundreds of user experience tweaks and improvements, including a built-in automatic defragmentation service that continues optimizing system performance.

The Mate 8 supports global connectivity and more bands than any other dual-SIM phone, including 4 2G bands, 9 3G bands and 18 4G bands in 217 countries and regions with 1,334 operator settings. This makes it the perfect device for the global business traveler.

Huawei GR5:  New Flagship for Young Generation

The Huawei GR5 delivers advanced second generation fingerprint identification, giving instant access and advanced function control to the device that is quicker, smarter and safer than ever. It works with wet or dry fingers from any angle using 360-degree identification, making it easy and convenient to use at any time.

Using the advanced fingerprint ID, the smartphone unlocks in just 0.5 seconds, to not only reveal the screen, answer a call or silence an alarm but also provide instant access to the camera, enabling users to take a quick picture. The notifications can also be accessed using the fingerprint ID (slide down) or cleared (tap twice) to instantly see what needs attention, or not.

Huawei GR5 boasts a 13MP, F2.0 aperture rear facing camera with stacked CMOS sensor, a 7cm microshot and a 5MP front facing camera. This fully featured camera, includes a perfect selfie mode with 10 beauty levels, slow-motion and time lapse functions enabling its users to capture and share their adventures instantaneously. Right on trend, the device even features a dedicated ‘Good food mode’ which allows people to take the perfect shot of a new dish they’ve discovered without the need for tonnes of filtering later.

Shared viewing and online exploring is made easier with the Huawei GR5’s 5.5″ super visual high definition screen, bringing photos and videos to life in perfect clarity.

Huawei recognizes that its users need smartphones that can last the length of their adventures, feature with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 616 offers superior processing, ensuring the phone functions keep up with its users’ pace. 3000mAh battery will offer a full 24 hours of heavy use and three full days of light use. Its 2A compatible charger mean charging times for the device have been significantly shortened, ensuring users don’t have to wait for their phone to charge before hitting their next destination.

The Huawei Mate 8 and GR5 will be available in 10 markets including: Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Hong Kong,Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2015. Sixteen R&D centres have been set up inthe United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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January 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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World Platinum Investment Council approved as Singapore Bullion Market Association member

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— Singapore a priority for platinum market development efforts in 2016
— SBMA membership paves the way for future retail and institutional platinum investment products in Asia

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) today announced it has been approved by the Singapore Bullion Market Association (SBMA) for foreign associate corporate membership. This marks the first in a series of strategic initiatives the WPIC is developing in 2016 to stimulate investor demand for physical platinum and increase the number and type of platinum investment opportunities available in Asia.

The SBMA was formed in 1993 to promote Singapore as a precious metals ‘hub’ in Southeast Asia and its existing members include ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Bank of Nova Scotia, J.P. Morgan, and UOB Bullion & Futures Ltd.

Marcus Grubb, Director of Market Development at the WPIC, said, “Singapore represents one of the most important wealth management markets globally with USD 0.5 trillion in assets[1] and offers world-class infrastructure and a strong and growing financial centre. It is also a growing hub for precious metals investment and the industry value chain with strong government backing for the precious metals business.”

“We believe that Singapore offers an abundance of market development opportunities for both retail and institutional platinum investment products including coins and bars, accumulation plans, Exchange Traded Funds and listed platinum Bullion Coin Custodial Certificates. We look forward to supporting the SBMA’s efforts to developSingapore’s position as the preeminent hub for precious metals in Southeast Asia.”

Commenting on the announcement, Albert Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the SBMA, said, “The WPIC is coming to Singapore at an interesting time in the market’s development. Since the removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2012, there has been a real step-change in Singapore’s prominence as a major hub for precious metals trading and investment, a position we are working hard to consolidate. The WPIC membership will undoubtedly contribute to our efforts by strengthening the region’s range and availability of investor products.”

The SBMA membership is the latest market development announcement from WPIC, following the news in late 2015 that the organisation has entered into an exclusive agreement with Rand Merchant Bank to extend the global availability of the Bullion Coin Custodial Certificate (BCCC). WPIC is actively seeking BCCC launch partners to offer this new product, which provides investors with a safe, secure and cost effective method of purchasing and owning platinum coins and other precious metals.

The WPIC has been consulting with a number of local market authorities as it establishes a comprehensive pipeline of initiatives, including International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

Satvinder Singh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore added, “WPIC brings knowledge, experience and technical expertise in platinum as an investment, complementing SBMA’s role as a major Association for precious metals for the region. This partnership will further strengthen Singapore’s position asAsia’s precious metals trading hub and the continued development of platinum in the region.”

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About the World Platinum Investment Council
The World Platinum Investment Council Ltd. (WPIC) is a global market authority on physical platinum investment, formed to meet the growing investor demand for objective and reliable platinum market intelligence. WPIC’s mission is to stimulate global investor demand for physical platinum through both actionable insights and targeted product development. WPIC was created in 2014 by the six leading platinum producers in South Africa: Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Aquarius Platinum Ltd, Impala Platinum Ltd, Lonmin plc, Northam Platinum Ltd and Royal Bafokeng Platinum Ltd.

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WPIC’s offices are located at: 64 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1NF.

About Platinum
Platinum is one of the rarest metals in the world with distinctive qualities making it highly valued across a number of diverse demand segments. Platinum’s unique physical and catalytic properties have established its value in industrial applications. At the same time, its unique precious metal attributes have made it the premier jewellery metal.

Platinum’s supply comes from two main sources: primary mining output, and recycling, which typically comes from end of life auto catalysts and jewellery recycling. Over the last five years, between 72% and 77% of total annual platinum supply (in refined ounces) has come from primary mining output.

Global demand for platinum is growing and becoming more diverse. There are four core segments of platinum demand: automotive, industrial, jewellery and investment demand.

Platinum demand from autocatalysts has equated to between 37% and 41% of total demand in the last five years. Platinum’s diverse other industrial uses account on average for a little over 20% of total global demand (five year average). Over the same period, global annual jewellery demand has averaged 34% of total platinum demand. Investment is the smallest category of platinum demand and also the most variable over the past five years, ranging between 2% and 11% of total demand (excluding movements in vaulted investor holdings).

About the Singapore Bullion Market Association
The Singapore Bullion Market Association (SBMA) was formed in the early stages of Singapore as a bullion hub in 1993. Singapore’s innate attributes of neutrality, stability, excellent connectivity and reputation as an important centre of finance has long appealed to global traders in precious metals.

In 2012, with the lifting of the Goods and Services tax (GST) off Investment Precious Metals (IPM) by theSingapore government, this has since set in motion Singapore’s vision to be Asia’s global precious metal trade hub.

Today, the SBMA plays an essential role of connecting and promoting the Asian bullion market internationally. The association promotes transparency and governance in the Singapore bullion market and plays a pivotal role in market development in Singapore and beyond.

About International Enterprise Singapore
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy. We spearhead the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and promote international trade. Our vision is a thriving business hub in Singapore with Globally Competitive Companies and leading international traders.

IE Singapore attracts global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Today,Singapore is a thriving trading hub with a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters.

Through our Global Company Partnership and Market Readiness Assistance, we also work with Singapore-based companies in their various stages of growth towards being globally competitive.

Our global network of overseas centres in over 35 locations provides the necessary connections in many developed and emerging markets. Visit for more information.

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January 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm

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Hogan Lovells to Host Inaugural ASEAN Horizon Summit in Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that its inaugural ASEAN Horizon Summit will be held in Singapore on 18 February 2016. The summit, part of a broader series, will provide a platform for business leaders to explore topics critical to the future competitiveness of the ASEAN region and its attractiveness as a place to do business.

With a population of more than 600 million and a nominal GDP of US$2.31 trillion, ASEAN is a major economic force in Asia and an important driver of global growth. Through consultation with leading market participants across a range of sectors Hogan Lovells has developed a thought-provoking programme seeking to look to the horizon for ASEAN and explore the emerging trends and topics that affect businesses operating in the region.

The ASEAN Horizon Summit 2016 will comprise three panels covering FinTech, solutions for distress situations and the challenges of regulatory compliance and featuring leading industry experts, along with Hogan Lovells partners from Silicon Valley, Singapore and Hong Kong.

1.     View from the Valley; what Silicon Valley means for South East Asia

The emergence of non-bank technology players in the finance industry, through innovations in global payments and P2P lending, has been heralded as a dawn of disruption promising growth for the sector with an associated impact on the broader economy.

The first panel at the summit; View from the Valley; what Silicon Valley means for South East Asia, will draw on experiences from Silicon Valley and highlight the progress made towards, and further opportunities for, developing the region as a globally competitive and viable FinTech player.

2.     Distress to value: Innovative solutions for distress situations

The impact of FinTech innovation, currency and commodity price fluctuations, together with increasing geopolitical and economic uncertainty, promise a year of challenge and opportunity for ASEAN and its neighbours.

The second panel at the summit, will explore the methods available to investors and other stakeholders to realise value from, and bring order to, the distress situations which have already arisen, and will inevitably continue to arise, across the region.

3.     Sleepless in ASEAN – compliance issues, new and old

Navigating the compliance maze across ASEAN has always been difficult for cross-border businesses from all sectors.

The final panel of the summit, Sleepless in ASEAN: Compliance issues, new and old will hear from industry leaders about the challenges faced and their views on how best to operate in ASEAN within domestic and the wider reaches of international regulation.

Commenting on the summit, Stephanie Keen, Hogan Lovells’ Singapore Managing Partner, said:

“Given market conditions, 2016 promises to be a year of challenge and opportunity for ASEAN.  While the drive for innovation will continue to support growth, the region remains vulnerable to macro-economic pressures and the increasing burden of regulation imposed domestically and elsewhere.  In planning the summit, we wanted to highlight the emerging trends and topics most likely to affect our clients’ businesses and explore how best they can harness the opportunities and navigate the challenges posed in the current climate. Our ASEAN Horizon series offers the ideal platform for business leaders to discuss and identify optimum solutions for success in the region.”

For further information about the summit, please visit


Malcolm Robertson

Source: Hogan Lovells

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January 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm

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DHL eCommerce Eyes Thailand’s Fast-Growing Online Retail Sector with the Launch of Its Domestic Delivery Service

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— Thailand identified as key market in Southeast Asia to launch DHL eCommerce domestic delivery service as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global Strategy 2020
— New domestic delivery service to offer next-day delivery to key urban centers, easy-to-use e-commerce-ready portal for shipment preparation, full tracking visibility for consumers — Thai SMEs are expected to benefit most

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, has expanded its operations intoThailand and is offering end-to-end domestic delivery service for Thai e-commerce merchants. With its new service, DHL eCommerce is offering a range of unique service options that caters toThailand’s burgeoning e-commerce market.

DHL eCommerce launches in Thailand
DHL eCommerce launches in Thailand


Understanding that a strong backbone for e-commerce growth lies in a good logistics system, DHL eCommerce aims to enable a better e-commerce experience for both consumers and merchants through efficient logistics and a seamless online shopping experience. Major additions will be made to DHL’s delivery infrastructure in the country, including a 3,000 sqm central distribution center in Bangkok and a network of over 20 depots located throughoutThailand ensuring full coverage across the entire country. To meet increasing business demands, DHL plans to more than double the number of depots in Thailand by 2017 and expand its fleet primarily in two-wheel vehicles that can operate more efficiently in the traffic situations in Thailand’s major cities.

As part of its service offerings, DHL eCommerce’s fleet of two- and four-wheel vehicles will provide next-day delivery to all urban areas, and a 2-3 day delivery to all other locations. All merchants have access to Cash on Delivery (COD) with daily remittance and access to a multilingual call center.

“DHL lowers Thailand #ecommerce barriers to SMEs with new delivery service: THIS

The launch of DHL eCommerce in Thailand is a great showcase for Strategy 2020, the corporate strategy of Deutsche Post DHL Group, which has seen a rename of its Mail division to “Post – eCommerce – Parcel” to better reflect the focus on products and services offered for the high-growth e-commerce market. DHL has been operating in Thailand since 1973, through its other business units — DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain.

Thailand, with its tremendous growth potential, fast e-commerce adoption and high smartphone penetration rates, has been identified as the first Southeast Asian country to launch DHL eCommerce’s domestic delivery service in line with our group’s Strategy 2020,” said Thomas Kipp, CEO, DHL eCommerce. “The Thai e-commerce market is expected to more than triple in size to EUR 3.6 billion between now and 2020[1] and with this investment, we are well positioned to support the growth of e-commerce businesses in Thailand.”

“DHL eyes #Thai #ecommerce sector as mkt worth expected to triple to EUR3.6bn by 2020: THIS

“We see major strategic opportunities for e-commerce growth in Thailand, particularly with the Asean Economic Community which is expected to increase the movement of goods within the region. Despite e-commerce already being a billion-dollar sector with extremely rapid adoption, Thailand’s e-commerce share of the retail market is still relatively low compared to other high-growth economies. Only 1.7% of total sales in Thailand are obtained from e-commerce, compared to more than 10% in China,” said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce. “Thailand is ranked as one of our top priority markets in Southeast Asia: its expected annual market growth of more than 20% (from 2014 to 2020) is likely to be largely driven by significant numbers of SMEs beginning to extend their business models into online marketplaces.”[2]

“In order to fulfill Thai consumers’ expectations of seamless and simple e-commerce, businesses need logistics services that keep up with extremely rapid changes in consumers’ expectations while providing high operational excellence,” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Thailand. “This makes the need for a tailored e-commerce delivery service greater than ever before — so that merchants, especially SMEs, can focus on their core business and grow faster based on a high performing logistical backbone.”

“Our successful offerings in India and China have proven that exceptional customer service bolstered by robust and scalable end-to-end delivery networks are the two essential ingredients needed to win e-commerce market share. That applies to all players, from small businesses to multinational retail conglomerates,” added Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce. “As Thai consumers continue to come online and join the region’s appetite for e-commerce, we are confident that our services will give customers both a first-mover advantage and a unique competitive edge.”

[1] World Bank Data; Forbes; Euromonitor; Project Team Market Model
[2] eCom market sizing and growth from Euromonitor

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-Commerce, technology, life science and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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January 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

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Mundipharma Appointed as Development and Marketing Partner for flutiform(R) in Mexico, Central and South America

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Mundipharma International Corporation Limited has announced that it has entered into agreements with Skyepharma PLC (LSE SKP), the expert oral and inhalation drug development company, and Sanofi Winthrop Industrie (“Sanofi”) to transfer the exclusive development, licensing and marketing rights for flutiform® for Mexico, Central and South America (“Territory”) to the Mundipharma network of independent associated companies (“Mundipharma”).

Mundipharma already has exclusive development, licensing and marketing rights for flutiform® in most markets outside Japan and the Americas.  flutiform®, the novel combination of the fast-acting long-acting beta agonist (LABA), formoterol, and the most widely prescribed inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone, has been launched and is being marketed successfully by Mundipharma in 29 countries and Mundipharma now intends to leverage this experience in the Territory. Sanofi has obtained approvals for the product in Argentina and Colombia and has agreed to transfer these registrations to Mundipharma.

The transfer to Mundipharma follows a review by Sanofi of its strategy in the region and has been implemented by mutual agreement.  It has been effected by way of novation of the original development, licensing and marketing agreement which Skyepharma agreed with Sanofi in 2011.  Subject to minor adjustments, the terms of the novated agreement remain the same.

This transfer has no effect on the contract manufacturing arrangement whereby the Sanofi group manufacturesflutiform®, for Skyepharma in its factory in Holmes Chapel, UK.

Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, said:

Asthma has a significant impact on people’s quality of life by affecting the most essential function: the ability to breathe. We at Mundipharma have been focused on developing new and innovative asthma treatment options, and this partnership will enable us to leverage our growing success with flutiform® in the Latin American region.  In the many markets where we have launched flutiform®, we have found that it offers a valuable treatment option for patients whose asthma symptoms are not adequately controlled and we believe this will also be the case in Mexico, Central and South America.”

Peter Grant, Chief Executive Officer of Skyepharma, commented:

“Mundipharma has made very good progress with flutiform® in markets around the world and we welcome the opportunity to further extend our partnership with its international network.  Mundipharma is in an excellent position to leverage its substantial experience with flutiform® and to bring this important new treatment option to patients inMexico, Central and South America.”

®: flutiform is a Registered Trademark

About Mundipharma

Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer and non-cancer pain and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as severe pain, oncology, respiratory disease rheumatoid arthritis, antiseptics and laxatives.

For more information please visit:

About Skyepharma

Skyepharma combines proven scientific expertise with validated proprietary drug delivery technologies to develop innovative oral and inhalation pharmaceutical products.  The Group is eligible for revenues from 16 approved products in the areas of inhalation, oral, topical and injectable drug delivery as well as generating income from the development of further products and technology licenses.  The products developed by the Group are marketed throughout the world by big pharma as well as speciality pharmaceutical companies.

For more information, visit

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January 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

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iClick Interactive Asia Appoints COO

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SINGAPORE, HONG KONG and BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — iClick Interactive Asia (“iClick Interactive” or “the Company”), an integrated advertising technology company which connects more than 2,500 advertisers with the audience in China via programmatic marketing solutions, has appointed Dr. Jan Tang as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the Company’s operations and lead its product development.

Dr. Jan Tang, iClick Interactive’s newly appointed Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Jan Tang, iClick Interactive’s newly appointed Chief Operating Officer

iClick Interactive completed the acquisition of OptAim Technology (OptAim), one of the leading advertising technology companies which specializes in mobile demand side platform (DSP) in China, in August 2015. As the founder of OptAim, Dr. Tang has been leading the business and technology integration of the two companies since the completion of the transaction. Taking up the role of COO, Dr. Tang will oversee the Company’s business operations and spearhead its product development in China and other international markets. By optimizing the unique advantage of the Company’s cross-platform and mobile marketing capability, Dr. Tang will lead iClick Interactive to offer global advertisers quality and efficient digital marketing solutions.

Dr. Tang founded OptAim in 2012. He has a good track-record in management and a strong technical background with extensive experience in product development, business operations and sales and marketing. Prior to founding OptAim, he was a product director who started and developed Tencent’s advertising platform. He previously served key roles in Yahoo’s global research center in the US and the research institutes of Baidu and Microsoft.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of iClick Interactive, Sammy Hsieh, said, “Cross-platform and mobile-first marketing is the future of Internet advertising. iClick Interactive brings value to the advertisers with its data and technology. As we celebrate our seventh anniversary, I am pleased to congratulate Dr. Tang on his appointment. With his unrivalled industry knowledge and outstanding leadership, I am confident that Dr. Tang will bring new energy to our business and strengthen our unique competitive edge in mobile advertising.”

Dr. Tang said, “I feel privileged to work in such an international company and with a remarkable team that specialize in data and technology. Data, media resources and a strong team are the three key differentiators for a market leader and the winning factors for advertisers. In this sense, iClick Interactive is a true leader in the flourishing programmatic and mobile advertising market in China. I am excited about the opportunity to lead iClick Interactive to win in the global market.”

About Jan Tang

Chief Operating Officer, iClick

Dr. Jan Tang is iClick Interactive’s Chief Operating Officer who oversees the Company’s operations and leads its product development. Dr. Tang will be responsible for the development of iClick Interactive’s programmatic marketing platforms and operations in China and the rest of the world. By optimizing the unique advantage of its cross-platform and mobile marketing capability, Dr. Tang will lead iClick Interactive to offer global advertisers quality and efficient digital marketing solutions.    Dr. Tang has an impressive track record in management and a strong technical background with extensive experience in product development, business operations and sales and marketing.

Dr. Tang has 20 years of experience in PC+mobile advertising. He is a pioneer and an influencer in programmatic advertising in China. Dr. Tang owns numerous patents in areas of programmatic-advertising technology, data processing and analysis, DSP platform optimization and mobile product development.

Dr. Tang founded OptAim, one of the leading advertising technology companies which specializes in mobile demand side platform (DSP) in China in 2012 and had been managing the company until it was acquired by iClick Interactive in 2015. Before founding OptAim, Dr. Jan was a product director who started and developed Tencent’s advertising platform. He had also served key roles in Yahoo’s global research center, as well as the research institute of Baidu and Microsoft and led a number of major technical projects

Dr. Tang holds a Doctoral Degree in Computer Engineering from Tsinghua University and frequently publishes articles in academic conferences and journals.

About iClick Interactive Asia

iClick Interactive Asia (“iClick”) is a leading integrated advertising technology company connecting worldwide advertisers with the audience in China. Its proprietary Programmatic Marketing Platform (“PMP”) is the first of its kind in China that truly integrates search, display, mobile and social media advertising. The core of iClick’s PMP is supported by extensive data and advanced technology, which help both international and domestic advertisers reach their targeted customers in China through multi-channel marketing. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick was established in 2009. The company now has seven offices in Asia and has established business presence in Londonand New York with more than 500 employees.

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January 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

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China’s Largest Pro Audio and Lighting Show Prolight + Sound Guangzhou Will Be Held from 29 February to 3 March 2016

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — China’s first pro audio and lighting industry show of the year, Prolight + Sound Guangzhou, will take place from 29 February to 3 March 2016 at Area A, China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2016 to kick off next month.
Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2016 to kick off next month.

As an industry pioneer, Prolight + Sound Guangzhou has been fostering the development of China’s pro audio and lighting industry over the past 14 years through strategic integration of resources. Today, the show has evolved into an international trading platform providing better and multiple business opportunities for the industry.

This year’s Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is the largest-ever with more than 1,230 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions, spanning over 130,000 sqm of exhibition space. Participating brands include Adam Hall, ACE, ACME, AD System, ADJ, Alcon, ALESIS, APG, ArphoniA, beyerdynamic, Beta Three, BMB, BOSE, C-MARK, Celestion, clearvoice systems, D.A.S, d&b audiotechnik, dbTechnologies, DiGiCo, EM Acoustic, EWI, FBT, Fidek, GTD, Harman International, HK Audio, Hi-LTTE, HiVi, Inspired Audio, K-array, Kling & Freitag, KVANT, L-Acoustics, Laser world, LTS, Maquinas Iberica, NEXO, partyhouse, Pioneer, QSC, SAE, SE audiotechnik, Sennheiser, Soundking, SHURE, TASSO, Taiden, T.D Taichee, TJ Media, Turbosound, TW AuDio, Verity, YAMAHA and ZSOUND.

To deliver a more dynamic exhibition, specific product zones for conference systems, public address, headphones, microphones, and accessories, as well as the signature Audio Brand Name Halls will provide an effective business platform for exhibitors and visitors alike.

In order to provide a holistic industry platform for show attendees, a series of interactive and educational fringe programmes forging technology advancement and industry development will take place during the fair. Visitors can participate in the live demonstration activities such as Vision X Network and Outdoor Line Array to experience innovative products and technologies. The show is supported by local and overseas associations including The German Entertainment Technology Association (VPLT), Japan Electronics Show Association and Taiwan Association of Theatre Technology.

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Guangdong International Science and Technology Exhibition Company (STE). It is a substantial business platform located in Guangzhou, the largest pro audio and lighting manufacturing base in China. The strategic joint venture of Messe Frankfurt and STE provides the industry an enhanced platform with more international business opportunities. For details about the show, please visit or email

Telly Cheuk

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January 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm

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SSAB Announces Toyo Container Shoji as a Licensed Hardox In My Body Member

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Hardox In My Body, a quality membership program by high strength steel manufacturer SSAB is announcing its newest member -Toyo Container Shoji, a container manufacturer in Hyogo.

The Hardox In My Body is a trademark sign used only on products from manufacturers certified by SSAB. It is a guarantee that the manufacturer has extensive knowledge of steel production and that the signed product is made with a genuine Hardox wear plate.

Hardox in my Body Container by Toyo Container Shoji
Hardox in my Body Container by Toyo Container Shoji


Toyo Container Shoji has met very strict quality guidelines and demands set out by SSAB. After passing the quality guidelines and demands, Toyo Container Shoji has been approved as a licensed Hardox In My Body Member.

Containers made of Hardox materials are much lighter and last longer. Hardox containers offer the strongest containers and are able to handle the heaviest and toughest loads while returning in excellent shape.

The combination of hardness and toughness is what makes Hardox outstanding. It is extremely resistant to wear and its structural properties allow it to perform as a load –carrying part in many applications. A stronger and lighter container also allows for fewer hauls, more fuel savings and reduced emissions.

Toyo Container Shoji has been a client since 2000 and has recognized the value in SSAB’s quality, high-strength steel materials.

In 2014, Toyo Container Shoji started using SSAB’s high strength steel materials in their containers and with their 20th anniversary this coming June, they have focused on expanding their existing business.

SSAB takes Hardox product quality very seriously. All Hardox In My Body product stickers carry a serial number that can be used to track the exact manufacturer and product.

About SSAB

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company that offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries with production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki.

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Contact information:

Tatsuya Takigami
SSAB Japan

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January 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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Indonesia Cement Consumption to grow 5%+ in 2016

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Increased and faster government spending, low energy costs and the recent Bank Indonesia (BI) interest rate cut are set to spur significant growth in the construction industry.


Concrete Show Jakarta
Concrete Show Jakarta

Key industry players forecast total cement consumption to grow more than 5% in 2016. This follows a rather limited growth of just 1% in 2015, according to Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) data.

After a remarkably sluggish first part of 2015, cement consumption rebounded thanks to the commencement of several infrastructure developments, toll roads and dam projects. These will continue to support cement consumption in the midterm as many projects will take years to finish. A fresh boost was also given by the applauded decision by the government to conduct early bids in 2015 for 2016 projects with the aim of speeding up government spending in the current year.

To learn more and meet the players that shape the industry, visit Concrete Show South East Asia in Jakarta during14-16 September 2016. The leading business event and learning platform for the Concrete and Construction Industry in South East Asia gathers over 200 companies from 28 countries which share technology, insight and create real growth opportunities for Indonesia and the region.


Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +62 21 2930 5959 ext 138

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January 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

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PT Tempo Inti Media Selects Brightcove to Power Online Video Experiences for the Tempo Channel

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading global provider of cloud services for video, today announced that PT Tempo Inti Media, a major Indonesian media company, has selected Brightcove Video Cloud and Brightcove Gallery to design and deliver high-quality video experiences for its new online video offering, Tempo Channel, with the ability to reach the country’s 88 million Internet users and 318 million mobile connections1.

Brightcove Gallery allows broadcasters to publish TV-like online video channels to drive viewership and engagement, and incorporates advertising, responsive design, and social sharing to enable PT Tempo to monetise videos on desktop and mobile.

PT Tempo will also leverage Video Cloud’s out-of-the-box integration with Google DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) for ad serving in order to monetise its video assets. With Video Cloud’s ability to dynamically sync video metadata with its DFP instance, PT Tempo will be able to run targeted ads across devices without the need for costly and complex in-house deployments.

“The publishing world is evolving to reach, retain, and engage a new generation of audiences across the web and mobile,” said Handy Dharmawan, Head of IT at PT Tempo. “We were previously limited to publishing video to users only on desktops. With Brightcove Video Cloud and Gallery, our videos can now be seen beyond the desktop and across mobile devices. By optimising our Tempo Channel, we reinvented the mobile video experience and engagement for our audience with the Tempo brand.”

Indonesia’s online audience is growing quickly, and publishers need to capture those audiences with the right content, delivered quickly to a multitude of devices,” said Mark Blair, Vice President of Asia Pacific at Brightcove. “We have had the privilege of working with PT Tempo on its news platform, and we are thrilled to expand on the partnership with this new collaboration on the Tempo Channel.

“By enabling publishers such as PT Tempo to create their own video channel and take advantage of a range of templates, layouts and color combinations, Brightcove helps our customers to focus on their core business while we take care of their technology needs,” Mr Blair said. “PT Tempo will also enjoy the convenience of publishing video content within minutes and easily managing portals without extensive in-house technical resources — all through the Brightcove Video Cloud platform.”

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January 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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