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Indonesia to See the Fastest Construction Market Growth in Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia  /PRNewswire/ — Indonesia’s construction market is one of the biggest in Asia. According to AECOM, in the medium term (up to 2020)Indonesia is indeed expected to see the fastest construction market growth of any Asian country.

The government has vowed to boost the country’s infrastructure in order to provide a better environment for business and economic benefits to its people. 30 infrastructure projects worth some RP 851 trillion have been set as priority and are to be developed until 2019. These include the Trans Sumatera toll road – which will stretch for 2,818 kilometers – and a 2000 megawatt coal fired power plant in Java. Within Asia’s transport sector, roads and railways will be particular bright spots. Indonesia’s road segment is forecasted to grow by an annual average of 12.8% between 2015 and 2024 in nominal terms to become the largest road market by 2024(Source: BMI Research). These projects will create huge opportunities for suppliers of concrete materials, equipment and technology.

Work in progress
Work in progress

Concrete Show South East Asia, launched in 2013, has clearly established itself as the only dedicated event for the concrete industry in the region. The next edition, held during 14-16 September 2016 at JIExpo in Jakarta, will showcase more than 200 companies from 28 countries. New integrated sections such as Construction Chemicals will be introduced at the show given their relevance and importance. Further trainings related to these additions will be provided during the show.

Extensive seminars and workshops will be held alongside the exhibition in partnership with the Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers, Indonesian Association of Precast and Prestressed Companies,Indonesian Association of Precast and Prestressed Engineers and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing Republic of Indonesia.

For more information and detailed event:

Contact Person: Abdi Fajrin
Phone Number: +62-21-2930-5959

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June 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

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DHL Express Scales Up Capacity in Japan with New JPY 9 Billion Tokyo Gateway Facility

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– New gateway to raise service quality and productivity with automated sorting capabilities
— Supports for future volume growth in the world’s second largest developed economy

TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, today unveiled its new JPY 9 billion (EUR 66 million) DHL Express Tokyo Gateway facility, located at Shin-Kiba, Tokyo. The new 20,000 sqm facility contains more than double the operating area of the previous Tokyo Distribution Centre (TDC). It also offers bonded warehousing services and will house the Minato Service Center, a dedicated service center offering customer pick-up and delivery options for the surrounding area.

The new JPY 9 billion DHL Express Tokyo Gateway facility
The new JPY 9 billion DHL Express Tokyo Gateway facility


DHL Express State-Of-The-Art Tokyo Gateway Facility
DHL Express State-Of-The-Art Tokyo Gateway Facility


The move is necessary because of strong sustained volume growth in DHL Express Japan over the years — the previous Tokyo Distribution Center facility had already reached full capacity. With the relocation, the DHL Express Tokyo Distribution Center will be converted into the DHL Express Tokyo Central Service Center. This service center will subsequently become DHL’s largest service center in Japan, bolstering DHL Express’ service offering for customers. This adds to DHL Express’ network of 29 Service Centers and 173 Service Points across the country.

“The new DHL Express Tokyo Gateway marks the largest investment to date by the company in Japan and enhances our extensive operational network in the country. It underscores our commitment to providing high quality service to support our customers’ growth ambitions. The opening of our new Tokyo facility comes as Japan moves to finalize its acceptance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is expected to boost Japan’s GDP by up toJPY15 trillion by 2030[1],” said Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express. “Both the TPP and a general liberalization in trade policy will support the continued growth of the region in the coming years.”

“The 20,000 sqm DHL Express Tokyo Gateway is one of three DHL Express gateways in Japan, complementing the company’s existing 10,100 sqm Kansai Gateway and 8,000 sqm Chubu Gateway which cover the country’s major business districts. We believe the Japan market has room to grow further, especially in the e-commerce and automotive sectors, and we see increasing demand for international shipping needs from China and South East Asiainto Japan. To address these customer requirements, we have invested in the development of the Express industry across the region, and have the best people in place to provide excellent customer service,” said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific.

Automation for enhanced efficiency and productivity

Easily accessible from Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport as well as Tokyo’s business districts, the DHL Express Tokyo Gateway features enhanced automation for increased productivity and security.  Unmanned sorters and conveyors with slow down functionalities process up to 12,000 parcels per hour.  The gateway’s design prioritizes operational efficiency and a smooth flow of goods at scale — with a notable increase in security procedures and infrastructure. The new DHL Express Tokyo Gateway is designed and built to exacting Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Level ‘A’ standards, with security measures including more than 200 CCTV cameras as well as automated X-ray systems for the inspection of goods.

“The opening of the new Tokyo Gateway marks a cornerstone in DHL’s strategy to cement our leadership and reinforces our ongoing commitment in Japan.  Business expansion in overseas markets, especially in emerging countries, has now become the critical part of growth strategies for many Japanese companies. Providing our best in class international express services, we continue our strong support to the business growth of our customers inJapan,” said Taketo Yamakawa, President and Representative Director of DHL Japan.

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DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences 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 59 billion euros in 2015.

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June 3, 2016 at 11:29 am

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Microsoft Opens Windows Holographic to Partners for A New Era of Mixed Reality

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TAIPEI, Taiwan  /PRNewswire/ — Wednesday at Computex 2016, Microsoft Corp. invited its Windows 10 hardware partners to create virtual reality (VR) devices, augmented reality devices and everything in between with Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Microsoft HoloLens. In opening up Windows Holographic to partners, Microsoft shared its vision for mixed reality — a world where devices interact with each other to change the way people work, communicate, learn and play.

Microsoft HoloLens makes its debut in Taiwan
Microsoft HoloLens makes its debut in Taiwan

“With Windows 10, we’ve been on an incredible journey with our partners, and today we usher in the next frontier of computing — mixed reality,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices.

Windows: The only holographic platform

With over 80 million virtual reality devices expected on the market, per year, by 2020, the business opportunity for virtual reality is vast. Yet, today’s devices are built with related but differing technologies — ranging from virtual to augmented reality. These devices and experiences do not work together today, because of different user interfaces, interaction models, input methods, peripherals and applications. Most virtual reality experiences can’t mix real people, objects and environments into the virtual world, making creation and collaboration difficult.

Windows Holographic unites these worlds and enables innovation across a range of devices. Windows Holographic offers a holographic shell and user interface, perception APIs, and Xbox Live services, enabling a familiar experience across apps and content. All Universal Windows apps can run on the Windows Holographic platform. Today there are nearly a thousand Universal Windows Apps that run on Windows Holographic.

In a mixed reality world, devices can offer experiences that extend beyond the virtual world. Imagine wearing a VR device and seeing your physical hands as you manipulate an object, working on the scanned 3-D image of a real object, or bringing a real-life holographic representation of another person into your virtual world so you can collaborate. In this world, devices can spatially map your environment wherever you are; manipulating digital content is as easy and natural as it is in the real world. Interested partners can learn more at

In addition to opening up Windows Holographic to its partner ecosystem for the future, Microsoft is working with Intel Corporation, AMD Inc., Qualcomm Inc., HTC Corp., Acer Inc., ASUS, Dell Inc., Falcon Northwest, HP, Lenovo Group Ltd., MSI and many others to build a hardware ecosystem supporting great virtual reality experiences on Windows 10.

Celebrating new Windows 10 devices

Nick Parker, corporate vice president, OEM division, highlighted how Microsoft works hand-in-hand with PC makers, celebrating innovation in hardware from PCs to gaming to Internet of Things and beyond.

The latest on Microsoft’s involvement at Computex 2016 — including new Windows 10 devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and MSI — can be found at the Windows blog.

Microsoft at Computex

Visitors to Computex 2016 this week can view the new Windows 10 devices at the Microsoft Booth L0110, located at Nangang Hall 4F, Computers and Systems area. The show is open through June 4.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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June 3, 2016 at 11:28 am

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iValue Partners with DTCC for Post-trade Processing

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-Offers clients agile and flexible options for on-boarding with DTCC’s world-class Omgeo CTM platform

SINGAPORE and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — iValue Consulting, a premier consulting company in the banking and finance sector with specific focus on capital markets, today announced a partnership with The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). iValue’s iConfirm, an industry-demanded and unique middleware solution that establishes seamless integration between clients’ systems, will interface with DTCC’s Omgeo Central Trade Manager (Omgeo CTM), its flagship strategic platform for the central matching of cross-border and domestic transactions, thereby enabling clients to quickly and efficiently link their existing OMS/PMS systems and Omgeo CTM in an automated, straight-through-processing (STP) environment.

“iValue is partnering to provide platform- and system-independent capabilities for client on-boarding onto DTCC’s Omgeo CTM. Clients can take advantage of the iConfirm and Omgeo CTM interface to meet their changing business needs across entities, markets and asset classes,” said Matthew Nelson, Managing Director of Global Product and Strategy at DTCC’s Omgeo. “This partnership will help to increase post-trade automation levels quickly, in light of cost pressures.”

Bradford Chung, who oversees operations at Aspen Hill Partners (Hong Kong) Limited, said, “We were pleased with the agility and flexibility of the iConfirm and Omgeo CTM interface. The entire implementation was completed within weeks, despite bespoke requirements to meet our processing needs.”

Trupti More, Director at iValue Consulting, said, “This partnership allows our mutual clients to benefit from non-intrusive processing capabilities of iConfirm and quickly realize the benefits of faster on-boarding to the Omgeo CTM platform. With the industry’s drive towards STP processing, iValue has focused on offering custom implementation options to significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) using on-premises or cloud-based hosted solution options.”

About iValue Consulting

iValue Consulting is a premier consulting company in the banking and finance sector with specific focus on capital markets. Established in 2005 and based from Singapore, we provide professional consulting services with highly experienced and qualified consultants. In the FinTech product space, iConfirm is our latest unique offering of platform independent and system independent middleware solution to establish flexible communication between client’s host systems with Omgeo CTM using MTI. Clients have the flexibility of a traditional on-premises installation or a full-service, cloud-based ASP with real-time monitoring and integrated connectivity. Established to provide institutional-grade functionality and support for broader asset classes for businesses of all sizes and complexity, iConfirm is being adopted by customers in multiple countries.

For more information, visit or contact us at +65-6701-8501.

About DTCC

With over 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities, data centers and offices in 16 countries, DTCC, through its subsidiaries, automates, centralizes, and standardizes the post-trade processing of financial transactions, mitigating risk, increasing transparency and driving efficiency for thousands of broker/dealers, custodian banks and asset managers worldwide. User owned and industry governed, the firm simplifies the complexities of clearing, settlement, asset servicing, data management and information services across asset classes, bringing increased security and soundness to the financial markets. In 2015, DTCC’s subsidiaries processed securities transactions valued at more than US$1.5 quadrillion. Its depository provides custody and asset servicing for securities issues from over 130 countries and territories valued at US$45.4 trillion. DTCC’s global trade repository maintains approximately 40 million open OTC positions and processes roughly 280 million messages a week. To learn more, visit us or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

iConfirm Sales, iValue Consulting +65-6701-8501
Trupti More, Director,  iValue Consulting +65-9119-0784

Source: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
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June 3, 2016 at 11:26 am

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