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Turkey’s Only Trade Show Dedicated to the Local and Regional Tissue Industry Will Open Its Doors From 27 to 29 September

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ISTANBUL /PRNewswire/ — Representing a market of 800,000-ton tissue production in the MENA region, Tissue World Istanbul is the only dedicated tissue industry trade show in the region. With less than a month to go, the strategically located Tissue World Istanbul is all set to welcome senior trade buyers from Central Europe, Russia, the CIS, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.
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The line-up of the exhibiting companies on Tissue World Istanbul show floor is impressive. Leading local manufacturers and suppliers such as Hayat Kimya (Gold sponsor), lpek Kagit (Silver sponsor), Aktul Kagit, Lila Kagit, Organik Kimya, Yontem Kagit, Amaco, Medtissue Mill, ICM Makina, Jetmaksan, Point Makina, STAX Technologies, and Yusufoglu Makine have all secured exhibit space at this first fully-fledged Istanbul trade show in September.
UBM Istanbul, Fairs Group Director, Orhan Caglayan, commented: “Tissue World Istanbul’s exhibitors represent approximately 350,000 tons of the industry production, which is equivalent to 46% of the MENA tissue industry. In addition to the strong support by the local players, Tissue World Istanbul also features exhibiting companies from Serbia, India, Lebanon, Italy, China, Egypt, Germany and Switzerland. Taking place for the first time as a fully-fledged trade show, tissue industry players have the opportunity to raise their brand profile in this part of the world for the first time.”
To underline that Tissue World Istanbul is the unique and ideal meeting point for anyone involved in the industry, Orhan Caglayan added: “In our fair, our visitors will have the opportunity meet with senior decision makers and key account representatives and buyers. There will be plenty of room to network with a conducive environment featuring lounges, conference areas, press booth and relaxing cafeteria areas.”
Held alongside the 3-day trade show is a 2-day conference with the theme entitled “Turkey: How can it Maintain the Pace of Success?”. The conference will consist of 2 main sessions: Senior Management Seminar and Applied Technology Seminar.
Led by authoritative industry experts, the Senior Management Seminar will provide a complete insight of this strategic and unique market, supply and demand outlook, fast-changing demographics and retailing landscape. Meanwhile, the technical sessions will cover topics on the latest technical and operational innovations, highlighted by various mill case studies.
Since 1993, Tissue World has been a leading and global series of events, servicing the worldwide tissue industry. With events held in Istanbul, Milan, Miami, Sao Paulo and Bangkok, it is an integrated and intertwined platform including trade shows, conferences and a trade magazine, and is providing a unique platform, online and offline, with the aim of creating business opportunities, sharing ideas and learn during the entire year.
About UBM
UBM is one of the biggest event organizers of the world, organizing annually 400 events in average with its more than 5,000 employees in more than 20 countries. UBM EMEA Istanbul, being involved within the body of UBM, organizes the international fairs of the Eurasia and Turkey with its fund of knowledge of more than 30 years and UBM’s global experience. UBM EMEA Istanbul’s market leading events are as follows: Alleather Istanbul Leather Exhibition, CBME Babies and ChildrenClothing and Accessories Fair, CPhI Istanbul Pharmaceutical Exhibition, Expomaritt Marine Industry Technology and Trade Exhibition, Fi Istanbul Food Ingredients Trade Fair, Growtech Eurasia Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair, ISSA Interclean Istanbul Industrial HygieneFair, Intertraffic Istanbul Traffic Technologies and Equipment Fair, lstanbul Kids Fashion Babies and Children Fashion Fair, IstanbulLight LightingTechnologies Exhibition, Tissue World Istanbul Tissue Industry Fair.
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September 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm

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Unveiling BTS & Sansiri’s Latest Bangkok Condominium “THE BASE Garden-Rama 9”

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-Presales launch in Singapore, China and Thailand
-Following 4 sold-out-in-one-day projects
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Joint venture, freehold condominium projects by the BTS Group, Thailand’s number one mass transit operator, and Sansiri, Thailand’s residential property leader and the country’s only fully integrated property developer, has proven to be a phenomenal success among local Thais and overseas customers. Following the sweeping reception of THE LINE Asoke-Ratchada in June 2016, BTS-Sansiri has announced another global launch, its 5th joint venture project, called THE BASE Garden-Rama 9, after successfully selling out all 4 of its previous projects within the first day of launching. THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 will be available for sale in Singapore at The Hilton Hotel, Orchard Road, from September 10th-11th, 2016 and also in China and Thailand on the same period.

THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Buliding
THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Buliding

THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Lobby
THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Lobby

THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Pool
THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Pool

THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Show Flat
THE BASE Garden – Rama9 Show Flat
Mr. Uthai Uthaisangsuk, Senior Executive Vice President Business Development and Project Development (High Rise), Sansiri PLC unveiled that “THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 is our latest series of THE BASE brand which continues to gain an overwhelming response from customers with its unique combination that fits with modern lifestyles and affordable pricing. The nationwide THE BASE series’ key concept is ‘You are where you live’. We are delighted to introduce yet another potential series brand to overseas customers who are looking for both personal and investment residences with attractive rental yields in return. And we expect that THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 will receive strong feedback from both foreigners and locals here in Thailand.”

Developed under the concept of a “Garden of Creation” as a sanctuary of nature with an expansive garden in a desirable location within the Bangkok city core, this project has 36 storeys and 640 residential units in total. Through the integration of green spaces, the area can be truly utilised and is perfect for relaxing down time, taking a short stroll or for simple contemplation which can help create some of your best ever ideas. Experience a reception area decorated with carefully selected natural materials, such as wood and marble features, and crowned by a crystal chandelier inspired by rainfall so that every moment of arrival is truly comforting and engenders the feeling of being at home.

This condominium project is situated in a key, pivotal Bangkok location with 4 key, emphatic factors that will boost short term and long term investment value.

1. Adjacent to Bangkok’s new CBD and ideal residential choice for business

Rama 9 and Asoke-Ratchada is a new and upcoming Central Business District (CBD) of Bangkok comprising of Grade A office space, including the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Unilever House, Unilever’s Asia-Pacific headquarters, the Chinese Embassy, a 3,000m² convention centre; AIA Office Building and Central Plaza Grand Rama IX; a shopping complex with a direct link to the MRT concourse. The BASE Garden-Rama 9 is located on the same route of the under-development “Super Tower”, slated to be South East Asia’s tallest building (125 storeys), set to be a national landmark of pride, which aims to be an ideal residential and commercial area for office workers and business operations. This area is another high potential zone for investment opportunities for foreigners with projected 6% rental yields while local and overseas business professionals seek residences in this new CBD development corridor. Currently, Sansiri’s THE BASE Rama 9-Ramkhamhaeng, which is located nearby this area, has enjoyed steady resale price growth since launching in 2014.

2. Served by two mass transit routes to connect to major lifestyle centers

THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 is just a few minute’s walk to the Ramkhamhaeng Airport Link Station which is perfect for frequent flyers to minimise their travel time. It’s a short walking distance to the Foodland Supermarket and the Mall Ramkhamhaeng department store. Also, convenience by car is assured, with the Expressway being just 800 metres away. Furthermore, it will be connected to the MRT Orange Line in the near future (proposed to complete by 2020) at the Mall Ramkhamhaeng area and in proximity to the Ramkhamhaeng 12 Station. In only four stations, residents will reach the Rama 9 MRT Station, where the new CBD is located and the Super Tower is planned to be situated. Finally, the lifestyle “SOHO” hub known as Thong Lo, is a 10 minute drive away, where there are also future plans for a mass transit route.

In recent years, the market shows an increasing appetite for condominiums along the Skytrain and other MRT routes due to the changing lifestyle of urban people who prefer convenient transportation and convenience from traffic congestion.

3. Situated near Thong Lo, the “SOHO” of Bangkok

Thong Lo, located in the heart of Thailand’s capital, is an established, affluent neighbourhood of Bangkok. The city’s cognoscenti are attracted by such lifestyle options and gather to enjoy a flourishing array of sophisticated dining establishments, cafes, bars, and trendy boutiques which is admired by hip locals, expats and overseas tourists. Thong Lo is an international community with comprehensive facilities such as private hospitals, lifestyle offerings and leading academic institutes. With a trip as short as a 10 minutes by car, residents of THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 will enjoy all the perks that Thong Lo offers but for a price 20-30% lower.

4. Lower property prices of Rama 9 sees higher upside potential

Located near to Rama 9 road, where THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 is situated, the property prices of the Thong Lo area has been the highest gainer among all areas in Bangkok, thanks to its wealthy inhabitants and overall appeal. The property price difference between THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 and Thong Lo can be as much as SGD 400,000 plus, with THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 available at as low as SGD 103,000 despite being only minutes away. The price may be stable at the moment but its upside potential in the future should not be overlooked, driven by the economy of Thailand and the infrastructure development planned in this area. With the completion of the Grade A office buildings in the new CBD, the demand for residential units of the area is expected to surge when the MRT Orange line is connected. The property prices in the area sees high upside potential and will even outperform the market as projects in Rama 9 residential avenue are deemed to be highly sought after.

Mr. Cobby Leathers, Head of International Business, Sansiri PLC revealed that, “Previous joint developments of BTS and Sansiri have been well received by foreign and domestic investors, so we believe THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 will be warmly received. Apart from that, a considerable amount of overseas capital has been rushing in to the Southeast Asia market recently and Thailand is one of the hottest locations because of the implementation of the many high-speed railway projects that offer seamless connectivity in Bangkok and other cities in future, like Chiang Mai and Hua Hin, as well as cities in other countries like Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Singapore, and China’s Kunming.

The railway is expected to be completed as soon as 2021 and Bangkok will become the backbone of Southeast Asia’s transportation system. The trade between Thailand and other countries will be morefrequent, driving the development of the local economy and all industries, thus boosting the property market. We believe THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 will receive steady interest from local and foreign business professionals working in the new CBD, making it perfect for both short term and long term investment and personal residence.”

THE BASE Garden-Rama 9 will be available for sale in Singapore on this 10th – 11th of September, 2016 and the sales event will be held at The Hilton Hotel on Orchard Road. This freehold condominium project has units available at a starting price of SGD 103,000.

For more information about THE BASE Garden-Rama 9, please visit:

http://www.sansiri.com/condominium/thebase-garden-rama9/en/

About Sansiri

Sansiri is widely regarded as Thailand’s only fully integrated property developer and the country’s leading developer of quality homes, townhouses and condominiums. During the company’s 32-year history, with a workforce of 3,400 employees, Sansiri has built more than 300 projects throughout Thailand and a residential building in London. The company’s projects have become renowned for their strong emphasis on design and liveability. Sansiri provides comprehensive services that go beyond those of traditional developers, including concierge services, property management, sales brokerage, and long-term resort rentals. In 2015, Sansiri’s revenue totalled more than USD $1 billion.

About BTS Group Holdings PLC

BTS Group Holdings PLC is the leading provider of passenger services in Thailand. One of the l50 largest companies in Thailand, BTS Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand with a market capitalisation of THB 103.1bn (USD 3.2bn) as of June 2014. BTS Group’s businesses can be divided into 4 main segments: Mass Transit, Media, Property and Services.

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Sansiri PLC
Kamonwan Prasitwuttivech (Joy) / Jirapha Rachasuthee (May)
Tel: +6681-750-8003 / +6680-268-8228
Email: kamonwan@sansiri.com / jirapha@sansiri.com

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September 9, 2016 at 3:12 pm

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PR Newswire Broadens Online Content Distribution to Automotive Websites

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-Partnership with UBM Americas Offers PR Newswire Customers Greater Reach in Automotive Industry

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The automotive marketplace has recently seen an increase in tech connectivity, advanced safety and consumer features and a growing appetite for up-to-date trends and analysis. As more brands seek to target, reach and influence automotive industry conversations, PR Newswire has facilitated this by partnering with UBM Americas to reach key influencers and consumers in the automotive sector.

Some of the existing auto partner sites in America
Some of the existing auto partner sites in America

Content promoted through PR Newswire’s vast distribution network is featured on a number of industry-leading automotive websites, and with these additions will reach even more influencers interested in auto industry news, trends, and analysis. The four UBM Americas websites now featuring PR Newswire content include:

SearchAutoParts.com, an industry-leading website that provides analysis, videos, product reviews, training information, and more to the auto industry;
Aftermarket Business World, a leading source of information for automobile parts wholesalers and retailers looking for market trends, analysis, features and business management stories;
Automotive Body Repair Network, a site providing news, product and technical service information to the collision repair industry; and
Motor Age, a site that forecasts service shop issues and provides technical information to more than 140,000 professionals in the automobile service industry.
“PR Newswire is committed to helping our clients target important niche automotive audiences online,” states Joshua B. Cohen, Vice President, Content Licensing & Distribution. “The addition of these four new sites, in conjunction with the addition of ten new auto partner sites in 2015, allow more opportunities for our clients to reach the audiences they care about the most.”

In recent years, China has become the biggest passenger car market in the world and its growth surpasses any market in the world. However, it is only during the last few years that Chinese car manufacturers started to venture out into the global market. Brands such as GAC Motor, Geely Automotive, JAC Motors and Ruili Auto Parts have been leveraging on PR Newswire’s global distribution network to support their overseas communication efforts to gain brand visibility on the global stage, especially in America.

PR Newswire has long established a strong partnership with many other prominent automotive website partners in America. The wide range of media outlets will provide a comprehensive media coverage for Asian automotive and related companies to build their brand in the market.

The following are some of the existing auto partner sites in America:

WardsAuto, one of the three major automobile industry publications in America with 64,000 unique visitors per month and 17,000 Twitter followers. This site provides industry news such as new technological advancements that impact daily lives;
AutoBlog.com, one of America’s popular automotive websites with 9.2 million unique visitors per month and 91,000 Twitter followers. This website is a favourite among enthusiastic car owners who are interested in car reviews and modifications;
Automotive Technology, a leading America’s auto industry publication with 86,000 unique visitors per month, it covers the latest industry news on popular car magazines and books, as well as other information such as car racing; and
The Weekend Drive, written by a group of editors who are passionate about cars, this website attracts 7000 unique visitors per month. They always conduct road tests on different cars and share their experiences with readers.
For companies looking to influence online conversations in the automotive industry, garner earned media or boost brand visibility, PR Newswire’s article “Advanced Content Distribution: Optimizing to Go Beyond the Basics” provides valuable press release tips to help achieve those goals. A Chinese case study on China’s GAC Motor also provides insights on how PR Newswire helps Asian companies tell their stories to the world.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com), a Cision company, is the premier global provider of news release distribution and multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, public relations practitioners and investor relations professionals to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry in 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communication professionals.

For further information, please contact:

PR Newswire’s Asia Marketing Team
+852-2572-8228
asia.marketing@prnasia.com

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September 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm

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Vodafone Report Shows Asia-pacific to be the Leading Region for IoT Return on Investment

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– 95% of Internet of Things technology adopters in Asia-Pacific have increased their number of IoT projects in the past 12 months
– 84% of respondents in Asia-Pacific view the Internet of Things as critical for the future success of their organisation

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Vodafone announced today Asia-Pacific findings from its fourth annual Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer Report, the leading global survey of the IoT sector. This year’s survey results show the business impact IoT technology can achieve: 70% of IoT adopters in Asia-Pacific have seen significant return on their IoT investment, compared to 63% globally, and 61% of Asia-Pacific companies are using IoT to support large-scale business transformation.
For businesses in Asia-Pacific — Australia, China, India, South Korea and Japan — IoT remains a top business focus, as 84% of companies view IoT as critical for the future success of their organisation. As a result, companies are focusing on how they invest in IoT, rather than whether they should. In fact, 96% of survey respondents in the region have increased their IoT spend in the past 12 months with 52% planning to launch new connected solutions in the next 12 months. Additionally, 68% of companies have consistently given employees access to IoT data on their mobile devices, a factor in the 51% of adopters in Asia-Pacific who have seen increased staff productivity as a result of implementing IoT.
The Vodafone IoT Barometer also found that companies in Asia-Pacific are creating new ecosystems through IoT — almost a third of IoT adopters are using the technology to connect multiple organisations and/or industries.
Vodafone’s Head of IoT for Asia-Pacific, Justin Nelson stated, “This year’s report shows that we’ve moved from simply adopting Internet of Things technologies towards realising the true business value that IoT can bring to organisations. Whether it’s connected supply chains for manufacturers, remote monitoring and control of industrial machines, or a connected health proposition, businesses are seeing significant results from their IoT deployments, changing the way they do business, and even facilitating new partnerships to serve customers in new ways.”
On a global level, it is clear organisations treat IoT as an important component of their IT commitment:
IoT is now attracting a greater share of overall IT spending as it accounts for 24% of the average IT budget — equivalent to IT spending around cloud computing or data analytics.
56% of organisations have integrated IoT data into their existing core business systems such as ERP, cloud hosting platforms, analytics tools, and mobile applications.
This year’s research also revealed that IoT is playing a major role in helping companies redefine their business in order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers. For example, IoT data is informing business strategy in new ways, as 64% of businesses consistently use big data and analytics platforms to support decision-making. Additionally, 48% of companies globally are using IoT to support large scale business transformations such as helping to change a manufacturing business into a service company.
The survey — conducted by Circle Research — has been expanded for the 2016 report to nearly 1,100 total interviews — a sample size increase of 70% over last year. The global findings in 2016 include organizations from Ireland, the United Arab Emirates, and the public sector for the first time.
The report is available to download here
Notes for Editors
About Vodafone
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 56 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.vodafone.com.

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September 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

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Traffic Jams Will Never Be the Same Again with the New Smart Pioneer Audio Receivers

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Pioneer Electronics Asia Centre, a leader in car infotainment, today announced its 2017 in-car receivers based on new hardware platforms to enable more advanced features and enhanced audio reproduction. 11 models are available — the 1-DIN DEH-X1950UB, DEH-X1952UB, DEH-X1953UB, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X4950BT, and DEH-X7850BT CD receivers and their MVH-X195UI, MVH-X395BT, MVH-X585BT digital media version, as well as the 2-DIN FH-X785BT CD receiver.

“Pioneer is committed to creating the best driving experience, and these new receivers reflect our effort. Through continual research and development, we now allow our customers to conveniently customise their sound system, while adding more popular apps and content to the existing mix,” said Mr. Takao Chiba, Deputy General Manager of Business Planning and Marketing Division, Sales & Marketing Group, Pioneer Electronics Asia Centre.

DEH-X7850BT
DEH-X7850BT
The new Pioneer receivers boast the following new standout features:

IN-DEPTH SOUND PERSONALISATION

A 13-band equaliser (EQ)[1], touting twice the number of adjustable frequencies than most car EQs, provides more precise sound tweaking. Meanwhile, a newly incorporated 3-way network mode[2] can significantly enhance treble, vocal and bass separation for greater finesse, by seamlessly integrating a tweeter, mid-range driver, and woofer.

HASSLE-FREE TUNING AND NEW CONTENT VIA PIONEER ARC Version 2.2.0

Pioneer ARC[3], the company’s do-it-all mobile application, has also been updated to take full advantage of the 13-band EQ and 3-way network mode. Version 2.2.0 now supports new EQ and advanced settings, like crossover and speaker levels, which can be easily customised via an intuitive “touch-and-slide” interface with zoom capability. A newly introduced fader/balance setting lets users tune both parameters effortlessly and concurrently. ARC also now supports third-party apps, such as Google Maps, Waze, Spotify, and YouTube, allowing users to access more content.

Pioneer ARC application
Pioneer ARC application
FLAC FOR STUDIO-QUALITY MUSIC

50% to 60% smaller than uncompressed WAV files, but without sacrificing the original sound quality, FLAC is the most popular lossless audio format favoured by music lovers and audiophiles. With 24-bit/96KHz FLAC[4] support, drivers and their passengers can enjoy unadulterated tunes, touting the full dynamism and nuances of studio recordings.

MILLIONS OF READILY AVAILABLE SONGS

Spotify[5], currently available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines with more Southeast Asian countries in the pipeline, maintains a massive library of over 30 million titles[6]. Playback can also be conveniently controlled directly from the dashboard or a connected smartphone, leveraging USB (iOS) or Bluetooth (Android) connection.

LARGER, WIDE-ANGLE DISPLAY

The enhanced wide-view display[8] is not only physically wider, but also provides increased clarity and situational awareness. The latter includes new artist, album and song icons, animated music EQ graphic and a Smartphone Link status icon.

USB QUICK CHARGE FOR ANDROID

DEH-X1953UB, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X3950BT and DEH-X4950BT are equipped with a USB port that outputs up to 1.5 amperes, significantly reducing the time required to recharge the latest Android smartphones compared to most CD receivers.

PRISM-CUT ROTARY VOLUME CONTROL

An exclusive feature for the DEH-X2950UI and DEH-X4950BT, users can select their choice of colour to illuminate this dial to enhance the mood inside the car cabin, while its unique styling gives the head unit a premium look and feel.

Click here to view the new 2017 Pioneer CD receiver introductory video for more information and other exciting new features.

COMPREHENSIVE SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION

Here are other notable innovations and key highlights:

MIXTRAX — Pioneer’s revolutionary MIXTRAX® virtual DJ technology designed to transform a music library into a nonstop DJ mix, inserting transitions and effects automatically to string together tunes from an iPhone, iPod or USB storage device. The dashboard’s illumination and display can also pulsate and change colour, according to the music tempo and intensity to recreate an invigorating club experience.
Comprehensive Bluetooth functions[9] — Two-Phone Bluetooth Pairing enables up to two phones to be connected simultaneously for hands-free voice calls. With Wireless Audio Browsing[10], drivers can search their music library via the head unit display without touching the smartphone[11], providing greater user convenience and a safer drive.
To download the high-res product images, go to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e239o1tovrxs3wt/AABLy6KFJuvJo7taDDyPS8msa

The new 2017 Pioneer CD and Digital Media Receivers are now available at all Pioneer authorised dealers.

For more updates on these products, please visit the Pioneer Car Entertainment Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PioneerCarEntertainment/.

As actual product availability varies by country, please contact the following Pioneer representative or your local Pioneer office for more information.

Country

Representative

Available Models

Contact Information

Thailand

Weerapol Pakavarangkur

DEH-X7850BT, DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X1953UB, DEH-X1952UB and DEH-X1950UB

(66) 2717 0777

weerapol_pakavarangkur@pioneer.com.sg

Singapore

Charlotte Tan

DEH-X7850BT, FH-X785BT, DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X2950UI and DEH-X1950UB

(65) 6603 9008

charlotte.tan@text100.com.sg

Malaysia

Ryan Lee

DEH-X7850BT, DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X1953UB, DEH-X1950UB, and MVH-X195UI

(03) 2697 2920

ryanleeok@pioneer.com.sg

Indonesia

Max Adam Kamil

DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X2950UI and DEH-X1950UB

(62-21) 632 1946 (6 lines)

(62) 812 86662777

adamkamil.max@hotmail.com

Philippines

Gina Cercado

DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X1950UB and MVH-X195UI

(63) 2 8526706

gina@zamony.com.ph

Vietnam

Mr. Duc

DEH-X1950UB and MVH-X195UI

(84) 8 35162870*(306)

duc.nguyenquang@vtb.com.vn

Israel

Shay Sade

DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X1950UB, MVH-X395BT and MVH-X195UI

972-3-6951538
972-52-3667478

shay@udt.co.il

Additional notes:

i. Read the product’s operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions provided with the Pioneer ARC app and available content before use.
ii. Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules. In some countries, certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.
iii. Pioneer does not guarantee compatibility with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibilities for any loss of data on media players, smartphones, or other devices while using the receiver.
iv. Bluetooth® functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers.
v. Pioneer CD and Digital Media Receivers are for selected Android smartphones only. Compatibility varies by Android smartphone. Please check with local Pioneer authorised dealers for more information.
vi. PIONEER and MIXTRAX are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
vii. Apple®, iPhone® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
viii. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
ix. Google Map™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
x. iOS® is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
xi. BLUETOOTH® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc
xii. Spotify® is the registered trademark of the Spotify Group.
xiii. Waze™ is a trademark of Waze Mobile.
xiv. All other brand, product names, or logos may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre (PAC) Pte. Ltd.

The regional headquarters of Pioneer Corporation since 1992, Pioneer’s core business is in car audio visual. Pioneer aims to be a leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier to leading car brands, providing comprehensive infotainment solutions for in-car, by developing next-generation devices and innovative cloud services for the growing connected car market. For more information, please visit http://www.pioneer.com.sg.

[1] Only for DEH-X7850BT, FH-X785BT and MVH-X585BT

[2] Only for DEH-X7850BT, FH-X785BT and MVH-X585BT

[3] Use of this function requires Pioneer ARC app to be installed in a mobile device. The app is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or later version, and with iPhone 5 or later models. It is also compatible with devices running Android OS 4.1 or later versions, and supporting Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) and AOA (Android Open Accessory) 2.0.

[4] Only for DEH-X7850BT, FH-X785BT, and MVH-X585BT with files stored in USB thumbdrive

[5] Only for DEH-X2950UI (limited to iOS), DEH-X3950B, DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X7850BT, MVH-X195UI (limited to iOS), MVH-X395BT, MVH-X585BT, and FH-X785BT.

[6] http://sea-globe.com/spotify-singapore-asia-headquarterds-focus-asean/

[7] Only for DEH-X7850BT, FH-X785BT and MVH-X585BT

[8] Only for DEH-X3950BT, DEH-X4950BT, DEH-X7850BT, MVH-X395BT, MVH-X585BT, and FH-X785BT

[9] Available only for Pioneer receivers with built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

[10] Requires iOS and Android devices compatible with AVRCP version 1.5.

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September 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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Food Security Robustness Declines Across Asia in 2015-2016

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ —

Latest Rice Bowl Index report indicates a decline in food security robustness across Asia, a first since 2012
Empowering smallholders are key in helping the region achieve a robust food security position
Long term outlook remains positive but success will require collective action across the food value chain
Today, the fifth edition of the Rice Bowl Index (RBI) report was issued. Highlighting changes in the food security landscape in Asia Pacific over the last twelve months, the RBI has seen a decline in food security robustness scores across the region – a stark contrast to the improvement observed in RBI results during 2014 and 2015.

Food Security Robustness Declines Across Asia in 2015-2016
Food Security Robustness Declines Across Asia in 2015-2016
Commenting on the findings of the latest report, RBI Advisory Board Member and Syngenta’s Head of Corporate Affairs for Asia Pacific, Andrew McConville said, “The challenge of food security is no less significant now than it was five years ago when the first RBI report was released. This year’s RBI results provide a warning that the region’s food security remains at risk.”

“Food security issues across the region are complex and in order to address the challenges this represents, we must collectively address and tackle the issues adopting a multi-stakeholder, holistic value chain approach”, Mr McConville said.

At the centre of this year’s report is the recommendation that collectively, there must be a greater focus on the needs of smallholder farmers.

Accessibility and inclusivity are key pillars in empowering smallholders to improving robustness but this can only be fully realized through collaboration across the value-chain. The aim of collaboration is to improve smallholder resilience and to create functioning markets with price transparency, information flow and communication, transportation and storage, finance, knowledge transfer and extension and equality.

“This year’s RBI report is focused on steps that can be taken to further empower smallholders. The Board sees opportunities for improvement through more efficient operation of the food value chain, improving nutrition security, supporting the introduction of better technology for smallholders and improving outcomes for women in agriculture,” Richard Leggett, RBI Advisory Board Member and CEO of Frontier Strategy Group elaborated.

“Looking forward, despite short term down trends over the forecast period, the food security landscape for Asia remains positive. We expect an increased focus on food safety, food waste and food quality that will drive demands from consumers for improvements in food value chain infrastructure like transport to markets, post-harvest storage and services, cold storage and improved processing, with a stronger commitment to also improving environmental outcomes.,” Mr Leggett continued.

For more information on the Rice Bowl Index and the new 2015 – 2016 report, please visit http://www.ricebowlindex.com.

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About the Rice Bowl Index

Launched in 2012, the Rice Bowl Index is a diagnostic tool and white paper that provides insight and information on the robustness of the food security system across Asia-Pacific. The Rice Bowl Index is designed to facilitate productive dialogue, collaboration and action between governments, NGOs and the private sector, moving from simply identifying problems to finding solutions.

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Andrew McConville
Head of Corporate Affairs
Syngenta Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-9729-6009
andrew.mcconville@syngenta.com

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September 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm

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Virtual Currencies Unlikely to Crowd Out Fiat Currencies, According to New Research

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-New research from the SWIFT Institute assesses whether the global financial community is accepting Bitcoin as a valid currency

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The SWIFT Institute has published a new research paper analysing whether Bitcoin will crowd out fiat currencies in the global community.

The paper, entitled “Virtual currencies: Media of exchange or speculative assets?”, looks at the dynamic relationship between virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, and fiat currencies, and evaluates any immediate risks that virtual currencies pose to monetary, financial or economic stability. The research was conducted by Dirk G. Baur, UWA Business School, KiHoon Hong, Hongik University College of Business in South Korea and Adrian D. Lee, University of Technology Sydney (Australia).

Key Findings from the research include:

Virtual currencies are unlikely to crowd out fiat currencies — The price impact of speculators in virtual currencies adversely affects their property as a medium of exchange and renders a crowding out of existing fiat currencies, such as the US dollar, unlikely.
Bitcoin is mainly used as a speculative investment — An empirical analysis of Bitcoin prices and user accounts (wallets) supports the theoretical result and finds that Bitcoin is mainly used as a speculative investment rather than a medium of exchange.
No correlation exists between Bitcoin and traditional asset classes — Bitcoin returns are uncorrelated with traditional asset classes such as stocks, bonds and commodities, both in normal times and during periods of financial turmoil.
Virtual currencies pose no immediate macro risk — The design and the size of markets for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin do not pose an immediate risk for monetary, financial or economic stability.
“Contrary to conventional wisdom, our research shows that fiat currencies crowd out Bitcoin, not the reverse, and that the design and size of the Bitcoin market deprives the currency of its intended use as a medium of exchange,” says KiHoon Hong, Hongik University College of Business. “What is also evident is that Bitcoin poses minimal risk to financial or monetary stability. Despite this, if the acceptance of Bitcoin or other virtual currencies increases significantly on a global scale, it could have significant consequences on the relevance of monetary policy, as its decentralised and independent nature makes regulatory oversight difficult.”

Please click here to view a copy of the full report.

Disclaimer:
The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors. SWIFT and the SWIFT Institute have not made any editorial review of this paper, therefore the views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of either SWIFT or the SWIFT Institute.

About SWIFT Institute

Launched in April 2012, the SWIFT Institute fosters independent research to extend the understanding of current practices and future needs across the financial industry. Managed by SWIFT, and working in close collaboration with academics from top international universities, the SWIFT Institute brings the financial industry and academia together to explore ideas and share knowledge on topics of global importance.

The research covers various aspects of transaction banking, including the following areas: Payments, Clearing / Settlement, Cash Management, Trade Finance, Trust and Securities.

For more information, please follow us on LinkedIn: SWIFT Institute or Twitter:@SWIFTInstitute or visit http://www.swiftinstitute.org/

About SWIFT

SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.

We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.

As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.

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September 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge 2016 — Important Life Lessons on Resilience & Collaborative Success for Global Finalists

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-Winning teams and Global Champion walked away with cash prize USD71,000
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Resilience and truly collaborating for success, rather than self-confidence and individualism were some of the important life lessons shared by winners and participants of the Global Finals at the Gala Dinner of the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge (MGAC) 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur recently. MGAC is an award winning and unique case competition combining elements of The Amazing Race, The Apprentice as well as corporate responsibility initiatives to spot the all-rounder talent to join the Maybank Group.

Top 60 Global Finalists at the Gala Night for MGAC 2016
Top 60 Global Finalists at the Gala Night for MGAC 2016
A jubilant Chenyun You from China, was named the Global Champion of the Maybank Go Ahead Challenge. Chenyun You, a Masters graduate in Finance from Cass University won a cash prize of USD1,000. Team Transformers, comprising Finalists from China, Singapore and Malaysia were announced as the winning team, walking away with a cash prize of USD40,000. Team Dark Knight with participants from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia won the 1st Runner-up spot for USD20,000. The 2nd Runner up, went to Team Kingsmen comprising Finalists from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia taking home USD10,000. The ultimate reward to the Global Finalists is being offered to join Maybank in its entry pipeline programme, the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme (GMAP).

“We are all winners because we came out Champions from experiences we have never faced before in our lives. The Challenge is more than meets the eye. We have never encountered the type of activities, emotions and aspects of our weaknesses or strengths. Each stage was intense as it pushed us out of our comfort zones and helped us build resilience. More importantly, alone, we cannot achieve much, so teamwork is important. We now realise that work-life is challenging especially if you want to be on top of the game. And, Maybank has shown us what it takes to be ahead of competitors and achieve success,” said William Teo, team leader of Team Transformers.

For the first time in the Challenge, the Global Champion was given the option to choose where they would like to complete an exciting two-week international assignment at any Maybank office around the world. Chenyun selected Maybank New York as she wanted to experience the pulse of the New York financial centre apart from London’s where she spent a year completing her Masters. “MGAC has given me an unforgettable experience and it taught me the true meaning of resilience especially during the physical activities at Tadom Base, known as Malaysia’s toughest obstacle course. I struggled a lot completing the course but I believe that you have to remove yourself out of your comfort zone and push yourself further in order to move forward. I am now more open to taking on new challenges in order to let myself grow both professionally and personally,” said Chenyun.

This year, the competition received a record breaking 37,000 applications — a 65% increase from 2015 and a 36-fold increase since its inaugural in 2012. Maybank received applications from 105 nationalities around the world with 18 nationalities competing at the Global Finals. The Global Finalists were from United Kingdom, mainland China, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Malaysia. The diversity of nationalities clearly demonstrates Maybank’s global reach and attractiveness as an employer.

“The increasing number of applicants year-on-year, from 1,000 since its 2012 inception to 37,000 in 2016 proves how nimble we are in responding to the new trends in recruiting top talents such as the Millennials, especially with the increasing use of new technology platforms. MGAC is one of our platforms to recruit best young talents not only in the countries that we operate in but globally and we are honoured that we are playing a crucial role in contributing to the development of the region. MGAC has pushed our participants to go beyond the boundaries and experience real-life challenges for them to learn the importance of resilience and tenacity,” added Nora Manaf.

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September 9, 2016 at 10:01 am

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DHL Brings Fashion Showpieces from Emerging Asian Designers to Hong Kong

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— DHL Express Hong Kong has been appointed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as the Official Logistics Partner for CENTRESTAGE ELITES 2016
— The international specialist will deliver approximately 100 pieces from up and coming Asian designers at the show

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has been appointed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) as the official logistics partner of CENTRESTAGE ELITES 2016, the most-anticipated runway show of the brand new international fashion event CENTRESTAGE. The runway show will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from today to September 10.

DHL Express will provide seamless and secured round-trip deliveries, via its global network, of approximately 100 unique pieces from up and coming talents in Asia’s fashion industry, including local designer Mim Mak, award-winning Beijing designer Simon Gao, Korean designer Ko Taeyong, and Thai designer duo Pongsak Suprratccheep and Thita Kamonnetsawat. DHL will also provide the flexibility and co-ordination needed to ensure smooth door-to-door delivery and customs clearance, allowing designers to focus on perfecting their showpieces.

“We are honored to be working with HKTDC again for this highly anticipated fashion extravaganza in Asia. We have collaborated with HKTDC for the past four consecutive years and this partnership is testament to the confidence they have in DHL Express,” said Herbert Vongpusanachai, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau, DHL Express.

“As an International specialist, we are well-positioned to serve the fast-paced nature and time-sensitive needs of the textile and garment industry from small, independent fashion boutiques to large retailers who need constant assistance and complex distribution needs. We will ensure that the exquisite collections from the designers are safely delivered to the runway with our best-in-class international express services.”

Sophia Chong, Assistant Executive Director, HKTDC, said, “We are pleased to partner with DHL Express for the fifth year in a row. With its expertise in cross-border logistics services, we are confident that this world-class fashion show will be provided with comprehensive logistics support to ensure delicate outfits and accessories look their best on arrival, treating our participants to the most enjoyable showcase of international fashion designs.”

CENTRESTAGE is set to become the signature fashion event of the region and the platform for Asian and international fashion brands and designers to promote their name and launch their collections. CENTRESTAGE will feature over 200 fashion brands and four thematic zones. The HKTDC will organize networking events and trend seminars during the show, and invite seasoned industry professionals and experts to analyze the latest market trends in fashion.

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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 more than 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 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 59 billion euros in 2015.

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September 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

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