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RS Components Unveils Improved Mobile-optimised Website to Support Growing Mobile User Base

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-Customers can more easily search, browse and buy anytime, anywhere

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has developed a new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base. The company has seen a fourfold increase in mobile traffic to its website year on year and the new site enables customers to more easily search and buy products whenever and wherever they need. The release further supports the company’s priority to provide a best-in-class experience for customers.

RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base
RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base

 

The new mobile-optimised website provides a much-improved user experience for customers accessing the RS portfolio of over 500,000 products on their mobile devices, making it easier and more convenient for them to research, browse and purchase on the go. Developed using Agile methodology, which has enabled the enhancements to be implemented quickly and efficiently, the website allows customers to check real-time stock availability, pricing, view technical specifications and datasheets, manage their basket and checkout using their RS account or pay by credit card.

Alex von Schirmeister, Chief Innovation Officer at RS, commented: “The mobile-optimised RS website is another key step in our ongoing efforts to improve the online experience for our customers. With our mobile user base expanding, providing an enhanced mobile-optimised experience is vital and is already helping us to drive more traffic onto our site than ever before. Agile methodology has once again been the key to this implementation and will enable us to continue to quickly improve the site over the coming months.”

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin:
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Other Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc: www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components: www.rs-online.com
DesignSpark: www.designspark.com

RS Components contact                         

Issued by Techworks Asia Ltd

Vivian Zee   

Claire Walker / Karrie Lee

PR & Advertising Manager

Tel: (852) 2525 3980

Tel: (852) 2610 6472  

Email: claire@techworksasia.com /  

Email: vivian.zee@rs-components.com 

           karrie@techworksasia.com

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Source: RS Components

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February 10, 2017 at 5:56 pm

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Philippines International Furniture Show, 9-11 March 2017, Manila SMX Convention Centre

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-Annual three-day showcase celebrates the latest in Filipino creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ –The sixth edition of the national furniture, furnishings, and, home accessories extravaganza that is the Philippines International Furniture Show 2017, (PIFS 2017) will once again be held at SMX Convention Centre, Manila. Between 9-11 March next year, local and international brands, designers and manufacturers, will showcase their latest collections and newest ideas and proposals for the local, regional and global market.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to participate in interactive programs featuring important local and international artists and artisans, including Nelson Sepulveda. His specific specialization in things natural, handmade and crafted by artisans, and the ideas and recommendations that he can bring to the table, are ideally suited to the Filipino creative mindset.

Over the years, the Philippine furniture industry has consistently been recognized globally for innovative use of natural materials, on trend creativity, and, superior craftsmanship. PIFS 2017 will showcase the local design scene with a curated collection representing the country’s finest and best known furniture and furnishings brands; including Industria Edition, Designs Ligna, Cebu Fil Veneer, Mehitabel and Betis Crafts.

“Filipino furniture designers and manufacturers have always had a reputation for creativity and quality,” says Duke Zuluaga, Chairman of PIFS 2017.  “Their designs are culturally-rooted yet appeal to an international audience. There is a growing demand for high quality furniture in Asia, and the Philippines is ready and well-placed to become a hub for this market. We also have the capacity to be the go-to destination for international specifiers to the contract, retail and consumer markets around the world. PIFS 2017 is the ideal platform to promote Philippine furniture design and manufacturing to the world.”

To recognize the industry’s outstanding talent, the PIFS Design Award will be presented to participants at the show in the following categories: Transitional Furniture Design, Contemporary Furniture Design, Home Accessory Design, and Visual Merchandising.

PIFS is organized by the country’s three biggest industry associations: Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc. (CFIF), the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), and the Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF). The exhibition will be held alongside Interior and Design Manila, and the Philippine Finishing and Furnishings Expo. The all-embracing appeal of the three events together will attract major industry players from across the region. Visitors are expected to include project and property developers, hoteliers, architects and designers, specifiers and buyers, local and regional retailers as well as the general public.

For more information on PIFS 2017, please visit http://www.pifs.ph or follow these social media accounts:

Facebook: Philippines International Furniture Show

Instagram: @pifs_manila

Twitter: PIFS_Manila

For media enquiries or interview opportunities, please contact:

CatchOn Marketing Communications

Nicole Koo/ Suzanne Lai
Direct Line: (852) 2807 0233/ (852) 2807 0037
nicole.koo@catchonco.com / suzanne.lai@catchonco.com

Source: Philippines International Furniture Show

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February 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

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Top News Media Organizations to Present at Digital Journalism World 2017 Summit

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Top News Media Organizations to present at Digital Journalism World 2017 (27-28 February 2017), at the One Farrer Hotel Singapore.

Asia’s most important news media summit organized by Asher Russell Pte Ltd, Digital Journalism World 2017 will feature the many rising icons of the digital news media industry and innovative newsmakers who have now given the world a different take on news reporting and engagement strategies.

The summit will feature and demonstrate the latest trends in VR for news making, 360degree Spatial Storytelling with drones, the rise of AI empowered news bots and emergence of messaging apps to reach new millennial audience.

This 3rd edition of Digital Journalism World Summit will feature an excellent top notch panel of speakers:

  • Ashley Codianni, Global Director of Social Publishing, CNN
  • Hannah Ray, Instagram Community Creative Producer, Instagram
  • Robert Bole, General Manager of City Lab & Director of Global Strategy of City Lab, The Atlantic
  • Margarita Noriega, Executive Editor, Digital, Newsweek
  • Francesca Barber, Growth Editor, New York Times
  • Christina Lo, CEO, Stakk Factory
  • Irene Jay-Liu, Media Training Specialist, Google NewsLab
  • Jan-Keno Janssen, Senior Editor, c’t Magazin & heise online
  • Renee Kaplan, Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times
  • Tammy Gur, Head of User Experience & Design, BBC News
  • Hamish Boland-Rudder, Online Editor, ICIJ, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Wahyu Dhyatmika, Editor for Tempo Media Group Indonesia, Jakarta/Board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI)
  • Rakhmadi Afif Kusumo, Co-Founder, Manggadget.com
  • Dandy Koswaraputra, Managing Editor, The Jakarta Post Digital
  • Chris C. Anderson, VP Content, Stakk Factory
  • Carrie Brown, Director, Social Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Kuang Keng Kuek Ser, Founder of DataN
  • Victoria Ho, Asia Editor, Mashable
  • Joshua Wilwohl, Producer, Automotive Events Inc
  • Ben Kreimer, Journalism Technologist & Adviser, Nebraska-Lincoln Drone Journalism
  • Villie Tsang, Chief Design Officer Stakk Factory Hong Kong
  • Alan Soon, Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom
  • Dmitrii Dumik, CEO & Founder, Chatfuel
  • Zach Seward, SVP of Product and Executive Editor, Quartz News Bots Studio

The high value content program will provide the latest updates on the industry’s key themes of:

  • Future tech of VR and wearables trends in news making and 360degree storytelling
  • Drones demonstration and spatial storytelling tools and technology
  • VR wearables on smartphones for journalists and news content makers
  • Social publishing tools and Instagram short form storytelling
  • Social videos and how to do it
  • Personalization of immersive digital news
  • AI (artificial intelligence) powered news bot trends and rise of messaging apps, news bots for the new millennial audience
  • Journalism-as-a-service and outcome based journalism
  • Adaptive journalism tools and engaging mobile first millennials
  • Immersive vertical news design UX and visual news immersive video
  • Video content and strategies
  • Panama Papers collaborative work and the technology behind the scene
  • Data forensics and data tools for today’s newsrooms
  • Best practices for data journalism and data visualization
  • Newsroom trends, culture and post app world
  • Media entrepreneurship and the future of news media

Meet Asia’s news media professionals from editorial and journalism team, content and video producers, mobile news design teams, social media publishing and C suite level professionals. Meet with leading global media companies and make new connections in industry. Get more information at http://www.djw2016summit.com.

Asher Russell Pte Ltd is the organizer of many highly successful digital media series: Video Content and Strategies Summit, Native Advertising Summit, Data Journalism Series, Interactive News Design, and the Digital Journalism World Summit series.

For more info to attend the event, please contact us at email: info@asher-russell.com

Related Links: http://www.djw2016summit.com

Source: Asher Russell Pte Ltd

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February 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

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Smart City: Disruptions and Predictions

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-CommunicAsia2017 Summit speaker, Dr Renato de Castro, International Advisor, World e-Governments Organisation of Cities & Local Governments (WeGO) shares three Smart Cities predictions

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — By 2030, 70 percent of the world’s population will be concentrated in cities. Today, we are seeing large scale rural to urban migration with an estimated of 370,000 people forecasted to migrate daily between 2015 and 2020. The massive growth of urban populations has brought about a series of managerial challenges in both the public and private sectors from resource limitations to the constant need to adapt to consumer demands.

To be truly Smart, cities must integrate and use ICT that is citizen centric to improve the quality of life, enable more positive economic outlook and ensure greater economic resilience. Dr Renato De Castro shares the three must-know predictions to be brought about by Smart Cities:

1. Rise of Artificial Intelligence to combat security risks

Deep understanding and analysis of data is becoming an increasingly powerful tool for governments and businesses to leverage.

Possible issues such as high crime rates and the threat of terrorism are just a few things that cities around the world must address. The marriage of technology to security potentially can alleviate and help manage these issues. Cities can consider adopting state-of-the-art high-definition surveillance systems across information networks like social media where AI is able to process a large amount of data. This not only shortens the required response time in threatening situations but can also predict crimes. Controversies of monitoring and privacy aside, AI has the potential to improve the safety and security of smart cities for the betterment of its citizens.

2. Hypercities and their consequences

According to the United Nations, a hypercity refers to massive sprawling conurbations of more than 20 million people. Tokyo became the first hypercity in the mid-1960s when it crossed the threshold[1]. By 2020, there will be more hyper-cities to boot such as Mumbai, Delhi, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, New York, Dhaka, Jakarta and Lagos.

The rise in the number of hypercities is likely to lead to the development of district confederations as a result of steep inter-city competition. Even today, large cities are already fighting for investments and talents to increase competitiveness. This emerging trend among big cities is likely to become even more pronounced in the near future. In the long run, cities will play a more significant role in their own governance in response to the push to better develop and enhance its attractiveness. This will lead to the development of district confederations, where each district has their own rules, regulations, and pilot projects.

3. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its resulting economies

The fourth industrial revolution seeks to be the most disruptive one yet, where transformation can be classified into four unique and dramatically different dimensions, they are:

  • The Creative Economy. As the name suggests, is the use of creativity to value-add to the local economy. The blossoming of the creative class has been attributed by Richard Florida to the increasing prosperity of prosperous high-tech clusters such as Silicon Valley in California, Austin Technology Cluster in Texas and East London Tech City.
  • The Sharing Economy. The rise of services such Airbnb and Uber is shocking the traditional marketplace and will affect the global production and distribution chain and promote the rise of new business and innovation models, specifically one that caters to the idea of “access over ownership”
  • The Circular Economy. An economy whereby there is no wastage, which is obtained through consciously reusing resources to ensure long-term sustainability of our environment. This is in stark contrast to our current linear production models, that transforms raw materials into use, then eventually waste.
  • Co-Creation. New start-ups are welcoming collaboration with all stakeholders; employees, suppliers, customers and even competitors. This concept can be developed to encompass the co-creation of citizens with public management to raise the quality of life.

These major changes can be characterised by newfangled perspectives about the implications of time and space due to technology bridging physical, digital and biological domains.

In the face of the impending change, one has to be mindful that it is mindsets and perspectives that will steer the movement towards smarter cities and smarter citizens. Technology is just a vessel for change. The embracement of technology has to be thorough, inclusive and complete on all levels for the successful implementation of Smart City projects.

For more insights, join Dr. Renato De Castro, International Advisor, World e-Governments Organisation of Cities & Local Governments (WeGO) at the CommunicAsia2017 Summit on Conference Day 2, 24 May 2017 speaking on the topic ‘City SMARTup: New Tools to Build Wiser and More Competitive Cities’.

Media Contact:

Patricia Yee
+65 6233 6637 / +65 9382 7452
patricia.yee@sesallworld.com

Source: CommunicAsia 2017

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February 10, 2017 at 11:46 am

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Smart City: Disruptions and Predictions

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-CommunicAsia2017 Summit speaker, Dr Renato de Castro, International Advisor, World e-Governments Organisation of Cities & Local Governments (WeGO) shares three Smart Cities predictions

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — By 2030, 70 percent of the world’s population will be concentrated in cities. Today, we are seeing large scale rural to urban migration with an estimated of 370,000 people forecasted to migrate daily between 2015 and 2020. The massive growth of urban populations has brought about a series of managerial challenges in both the public and private sectors from resource limitations to the constant need to adapt to consumer demands.

To be truly Smart, cities must integrate and use ICT that is citizen centric to improve the quality of life, enable more positive economic outlook and ensure greater economic resilience. Dr Renato De Castro shares the three must-know predictions to be brought about by Smart Cities:

1. Rise of Artificial Intelligence to combat security risks

Deep understanding and analysis of data is becoming an increasingly powerful tool for governments and businesses to leverage.

Possible issues such as high crime rates and the threat of terrorism are just a few things that cities around the world must address. The marriage of technology to security potentially can alleviate and help manage these issues. Cities can consider adopting state-of-the-art high-definition surveillance systems across information networks like social media where AI is able to process a large amount of data. This not only shortens the required response time in threatening situations but can also predict crimes. Controversies of monitoring and privacy aside, AI has the potential to improve the safety and security of smart cities for the betterment of its citizens.

2. Hypercities and their consequences

According to the United Nations, a hypercity refers to massive sprawling conurbations of more than 20 million people. Tokyo became the first hypercity in the mid-1960s when it crossed the threshold[1]. By 2020, there will be more hyper-cities to boot such as Mumbai, Delhi, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, New York, Dhaka, Jakarta and Lagos.

The rise in the number of hypercities is likely to lead to the development of district confederations as a result of steep inter-city competition. Even today, large cities are already fighting for investments and talents to increase competitiveness. This emerging trend among big cities is likely to become even more pronounced in the near future. In the long run, cities will play a more significant role in their own governance in response to the push to better develop and enhance its attractiveness. This will lead to the development of district confederations, where each district has their own rules, regulations, and pilot projects.

3. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its resulting economies

The fourth industrial revolution seeks to be the most disruptive one yet, where transformation can be classified into four unique and dramatically different dimensions, they are:

  • The Creative Economy. As the name suggests, is the use of creativity to value-add to the local economy. The blossoming of the creative class has been attributed by Richard Florida to the increasing prosperity of prosperous high-tech clusters such as Silicon Valley in California, Austin Technology Cluster in Texas and East London Tech City.
  • The Sharing Economy. The rise of services such Airbnb and Uber is shocking the traditional marketplace and will affect the global production and distribution chain and promote the rise of new business and innovation models, specifically one that caters to the idea of “access over ownership”
  • The Circular Economy. An economy whereby there is no wastage, which is obtained through consciously reusing resources to ensure long-term sustainability of our environment. This is in stark contrast to our current linear production models, that transforms raw materials into use, then eventually waste.
  • Co-Creation. New start-ups are welcoming collaboration with all stakeholders; employees, suppliers, customers and even competitors. This concept can be developed to encompass the co-creation of citizens with public management to raise the quality of life.

These major changes can be characterised by newfangled perspectives about the implications of time and space due to technology bridging physical, digital and biological domains.

In the face of the impending change, one has to be mindful that it is mindsets and perspectives that will steer the movement towards smarter cities and smarter citizens. Technology is just a vessel for change. The embracement of technology has to be thorough, inclusive and complete on all levels for the successful implementation of Smart City projects.

For more insights, join Dr. Renato De Castro, International Advisor, World e-Governments Organisation of Cities & Local Governments (WeGO) at the CommunicAsia2017 Summit on Conference Day 2, 24 May 2017 speaking on the topic ‘City SMARTup: New Tools to Build Wiser and More Competitive Cities’.

Media Contact:

Patricia Yee
+65 6233 6637 / +65 9382 7452
patricia.yee@sesallworld.com

Source: CommunicAsia 2017

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February 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

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Asia Sees High Rates of Personal Relationship Satisfaction (68%) in New Prudential Research

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Being “easy to get along with”, laughter and avoiding arguments over money – key to making relationships happy, positive and fulfilling

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — It’s the season of relationships. With the start of the Year of the Rooster and Valentine’s Day soon upon us, families, friends and loved ones across Asia are celebrating their love, affection and friendships. Amidst the festivities, a new research study, the Prudential Relationship Index, is released today by Prudential Corporation Asia, decoding relationship dynamics and highlighting relationship trends in Asia.

The Prudential Relationship Index measures, via a numerical score, how satisfied people in Asia are with their primary relationships with partners, children, family and friends. Findings suggest “being easy to get along with” and “laughter” are key attributes of healthy relationships. However, while many couples offer expressions of love to each other, they often argue over money matters. Many also feel that digital technology is disrupting their relationships.

Conducted by Ipsos, the independent international research firm, the Index covered 5,000 interviews across 10 Asian markets — Cambodia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Who has the best relationships overall? Across Asia, the Prudential Relationship Index average satisfaction score is 68/100. This means, in Asia, people’s primary relationships fulfill 68% of their relationship needs. It also means there is a “satisfaction gap” of 32% in personal relationships. People in Vietnam expressed greatest fulfillment with their relationships (83/100), followed by the Philippines (79/100) and Indonesia (73/100).

Tony Wilkey, Chief Executive, Prudential Corporation Asia said today, “The Prudential Relationship Index offers insights into relationships in Asia and on how to make them stronger and more rewarding. As a company that believes in ‘Always Listening and Always Understanding’, Prudential understands rewarding and fulfilling relationships are crucial to healthy living and longevity. For more than 90 years, we have been helping people in Asia protect their loved ones and valued relationships with products that cater to their evolving needs at different life stages.”

Who are most fulfilled with their partners? 85% of the adults surveyed in Asia are in a relationship with a partner, including 69% who are married. The average relationship score that people in Asia have with their partners is 63/100, indicating that partners provide 63% of what people think is important in relationships. The Vietnamese are the most fulfilled by their relationships with their partners, with an average relationship score of 83/100 followed by the Philippines (74/100) and Indonesia (69/100).

What do people want the most from their partner? The one thing that people in Asia want most from an ideal partner is that they are easy to get along with (68%). This is particularly true in Singapore with 77% citing it as a desirable attribute from an ideal partner. It is least important in Indonesia (56%). Laughter is also reported as vital to relationship fulfilment, with 63% stating that an ideal partner would make them laugh or smile. Laughter is most important among adults in the Philippines (79%) and Thailand (75%).

Who says “I love you” the most? 57% of adults in Asia tell their partners that they love them at least once each week. Expressions of love are most important in the Philippines: 87% of Filipinos tell their partners they love them every week, including 68% who do so every day. It is the lowest in Hong Kong with just 39% of adults doing so each week. However, only 29% of people in Hong Kong consider it important that an ideal partner offers expressions of love, also the lowest proportion in the region.

Who wants to leave? Each week, 20% of those surveyed in Asia seriously think about leaving their partners. People in Thailand think about leaving their partner the most (28%) and people in Vietnam the least (8%). 24% of couples in Asia argue with each other every week, 65% do so at least once a month and 7% every day.

What makes people argue the most in Asia? In Asia as a whole, money (39%), children (39%) and lack of attention (33%) are the most likely sources of arguments. These are closely followed by housework (28%) and drinking or smoking (26%). Money is the biggest source of arguments in Vietnam (55%), Malaysia (41%), the Philippines (46%) and Thailand (46%). People in Cambodia (23%) and Hong Kong (29%) argue about money the least. With couples arguing regularly over money matters, the research also revealed almost one-third (32%) did not seek for help with their financial planning. For those who did receive help with their financial planning, 49% consulted their friends or family; only 34% obtained advice from bank or insurance representatives or independent financial professionals.

Mr. Wilkey said, “Money clearly is a significant stressor in many relationships, but this does not need to be the case. A key insight from the research shows that professional financial advice offers proven relationship benefits: couples who consult professional financial advisors are less likely to argue about money (35%) than those who only ask friends and family for financial planning advice (47%).”

Parents are happiest when their children interact with them. 63% said they most wanted their children make them laugh or smile from within. This is highest in Vietnam (80%). Adults in Asia want their parents to provide them with moral and emotional support: 70% want their parents to stand up for them, including 85% of adults in the Philippines. 59% of adults in Asia want parents to have a calming effect on them, with Indonesians being the most likely to want parents to help calm them down (68%).

Friend or foe? People in Asia greatly value their friends. Filipinos have the highest relationship score in the region with their best friends at 50/100. Filipinos particularly enjoy companionship with their friends and are the most likely in the region to want friends to enjoy doing things with them (71%). Laughter is also very important: 59% of those surveyed in Asia want their friends to make them laugh or smile. This is also highest in the Philippines (69%) as well as Thailand (68%) and Vietnam (66%) but lowest in Cambodia (43%).

Technology is disrupting relationships. Many feel that technology is disrupting their relationships at home. 37% of adults in Asia say that their partners sometimes prefer their smartphones to being intimate. 31% admit that they themselves prefer their smartphones to being intimate with their partners. This situation is most acute in Thailand where 51% say their partners prefer their phones to intimacy. In view of this disruption, 82% would consider having technology-free days in order spend more time with other people, including 32% who say they already do so.

Who is most social? Although many report that technology can be disruptive to their relationships, it is also welcomed: 68% of people in Asia surveyed think it makes it easier for people to keep in touch and 65% think it facilitates making friends. On average, those surveyed say they have 210 different contacts on social media. The most social are people in Indonesia with an average of 367 contacts across all their social media; the least social are people in South Korea with an average of 83 contacts.

Mr. Wilkey concluded, “A primary insight from the Prudential Relationship Index research is that it is the simple, little things that matter like making each other smile and doing things together. Given relationships are precious, we need to nurture them not only through daily action but also through long-term protection during good times and bad. Long-term financial planning is just as important: it helps reduce stress and uncertainty and measurably strengthens family relationships in Asia.”

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About the Prudential Relationship Index

The Prudential Relationship Index was developed to understand the state of personal relationships in Asia. More than 5,000 interviews were conducted in 10 markets in Asia by international research firm Ipsos.

These markets included Cambodia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Interviews were conducted between 13 and 31 July 2016 with adults between 25 and 55 years of age.

About Prudential Corporation Asia

Prudential Corporation Asia is a business unit of Prudential plc (United Kingdom)*, comprising its life insurance operations in Asia, and its asset management business, Eastspring Investments. It is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Prudential is a leading life insurer that spans 12 markets in Asia, covering Cambodia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Prudential has a robust multi-channel distribution platform providing a comprehensive range of savings, investment and protection products to meet the diverse needs of Asian families.

Eastspring Investments manages investments across Asia on behalf of a wide range of retail and institutional investors. It is one of the region’s largest asset managers with a presence in 10 major Asian markets plus distribution offices in the US and Europe. It has GBP104.9 billion (about US$140.3b) in assets under management (as at 30 June 2016), managing funds across a range of asset classes including equities and fixed income.

*Prudential plc is incorporated in England and Wales, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world’s leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 165 years and has £562 billion in assets under management (as at 30 June 2016). Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.

Prudential plc is listed on the stock exchanges of London (PRU.L), Hong Kong (2378.HK), Singapore (K6S.SG) and New York (PUK.N).

SOURCE: Prudential Corporation Asia

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February 10, 2017 at 10:45 am

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