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LC Waikiki Opens First Stores in Indonesia and Kenya

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ISTANBUL /PRNewswire/ —

LC Waikiki, one of the worlds leading fashion retail brands, has today opened its first store in Indonesiashortly after the opening of their first store in Kenya.  

The grand opening of the LC Waikiki store in the Gandaria City Mall Jakarta took place on Friday, 24th of March from 6 PM onwards. The store is the first in the Asia Pacific region and the grandeur of the opening was set to match the importance. The red carpet ceremony included the presence of VIP guests, famous artists, actors/actresses, and celebrities who were invited to celebrate the opening of the store.

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The grand opening of LC Waikiki’s first store in Jakarta was hosted by the LC Waikiki Sub Saharan Africa and Asia Operations Director Mr. İlker Hacıoğlu and LC Waikiki Regional Manager Mr.Ozan Baş. The store opening was enlivened by the presence of Isabella Damla and Emre Kıvılcım who are Turkish, actress and actor from Elif TV Series, along with the attendance of Patricia Gouw as the MC and DJ RBA.

Last month LC Waikiki, also opened their first store in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Two Rivers Mall, in Nairobi, as part of its growth strategy. The entry into the Kenyan market is seen as a step towards increasing its footprint in Africa, with the store in Nairobi being the main launch pad.

LC Waikiki, established in 1988, has been offering service under LC Waikiki Mağazacılık in Turkey since 1997 and dresses people up with the motto “Everyone Deserves to Dress Well” alongside sticking with the “affordable fashion” approach. LC Waikiki’s journey to growth has been continuing for 20 years. LC Waikiki, one of the leaders of the ready-to-wear industry, currently offers service with more than 750 stores and 35.000 employees in 37 countries.

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March 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm

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ABI Research’s First VR and 360-Degree Video Tracker Identifies More than 460 Companies in the Markets

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona /PRNewswire/ — In its first ecosystem tracker for the virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video markets, ABI Research finds that there are already more than 460 companies operating in the space worldwide, with this number expected to climb. Broad market appeal for both the consumer and enterprise sectors will see the global market exceed $60 billion by 2021, with it continuing to attract a wide variety of players. Applications, software, and content distribution along with core technology represent the most common business model, accounting for over 60% of the companies in the list—roughly split evenly between the two business types.

“VR is not 3D,” says Michael Inouye, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. “With first-generation hardware sales lower than expected, some industry professionals suggest parallels between VR and 3D, but the wealth of companies active in this space and deep-seeded belief in VR stand in marked contrast to the short-lived heyday of 3D. While most companies engaging with VR live in the entertainment realm, other segments like real-estate/construction/architecture, marketing/sponsorships, healthcare, and training also represent huge opportunity in these early years.”

Among the VR and 360 video companies targeting specific markets, media and entertainment represents 35% of companies, while retail, commerce, and marketing is the focus of just over 10% of companies— healthcare, education, architecture/engineering/construction/real-estate, and video all individually represent at least 6% of the company list.

Content remains a limiting factor, but soon VR and 360-degree video content from gaming to user-generated content will become commonplace, supporting a range of VR hardware from mobile-reliant, like Google Cardboard, to high-end tethered and standalone. The diversity of companies participating in the market is extensive, from hardware and content providers front and center in the public eye to companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Technicolor, and Verizon that are working further behind the scenes to help power the devices and experiences coming today and into the future.

“This race isn’t a sprint,” concludes Sam Rosen, Managing Director and Vice President at ABI Research. “Even though we expect growth to come on strong in the coming years, we need to think long term. The growing list of companies is indicative of a market primed for growth, but eventually consolidation will occur as the market reaches higher levels of maturation. Along the way, there will certainly be bumps in the road, but VR and 360-degree video are on the right path toward living up to early lofty expectations.”

These findings are from ABI Research’s Virtual Reality SI and VAR Market Tracker ( report.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit

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March 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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Top Companies Spend 63% More Time Evaluating the Effectiveness of Their Recruitment Process, According to Allegis Group’s Global Talent Advisory Survey

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New research offers insights from nearly 12,000 employers and candidates in North America, EMEA and APAC

HANOVER, Maryland/PRNewswire/ — Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, is pleased to share findings from its global Talent Advisory Survey in a new white paper, “Let’s Talk: Focused Conversation Topics to Supercharge Recruiting Success.” Available on Allegis Group’s website with supporting infographics, the paper offers insights from nearly 12,000 employers and candidates across various industries and functions from North America and the EMEA and APAC regions, revealing benchmarks that set high-performing recruitment organizations apart.

The paper also offers actionable steps to optimize talent acquisition. Readers will learn how top companies write compelling job descriptions that stand out, create talent pipelines that produce the biggest pools of qualified job seekers, screen candidates to ensure the right person gets the job, and deliver a quality onboarding experience that facilitates time-to-productivity and ensures retention.

“At Allegis Group, we are committed to helping our clients solve their business challenges and to creating opportunities for individuals to grow personally and professionally. That begins with a commitment to match great talent with great opportunity,” says President Andy Hilger. “With our extensive benchmark research and more than 30 years of industry expertise, we continue to deepen client relationships and help organizations win amid an evolving recruitment landscape.”

Avoid Breakdowns in Stakeholder Perceptions to Supercharge Recruitment Success

The paper probes perceptions from recruiters, hiring managers and candidates across the entire talent acquisition process, revealing some breakdowns that lead to stakeholder dissatisfaction:

  • One in three (33%) employers thinks his/her organization’s recruitment process does not enable him/her to be competitive in the battle for top talent.
  • 72% of job seekers say recruiters don’t always understand a position’s top three priority skills.
  • 73% of employers report their recruitment processes fail to leverage technology appropriately.
  • 70% of hiring managers, 78% of talent acquisition professionals and 59% of candidates are dissatisfied with the recruitment process.

Because stakeholder misalignment negatively impacts business success, Allegis Group indexed its research findings to identify behaviors that distinguish high-performing recruitment organizations from the rest. According to the findings, top companies spend 63% more time evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruitment process. They also share several distinguishing characteristics and are:

  • 3.8 times more likely to say their recruitment process successfully balances the needs of hiring managers, recruiters and candidates
  • 3.5 times more likely to say their recruitment process leverages technology appropriately
  • 3.3 times more likely to have a formalized and documented recruitment process with clear lines of accountability
  • 2.9 times more likely to be satisfied with the recruitment process overall
  • 2.9 times more likely to say their recruitment process is fully aligned and supportive of business goals
  • 1.9 times more likely to measure candidate satisfaction
  • 1.7 times more likely to measure ROI by sourcing channel

“Hiring managers and recruiters must make the bold move to regularly discuss recruitment processes across all stakeholder groups,” adds Hilger. “These conversations are not always easy. But there is no better way to achieve continuous improvement than to establish a forum, cadence and data-driven approach to talent acquisition. At Allegis Group, we’ve learned that leveraging best-of-breed technology, constantly optimizing processes and specializing recruiters by discipline delivers significant returns.”

Allegis Group’s Talent Advisory Survey was conducted online and in partnership with Inavero in the third and fourth quarters of 2016. Visit the Allegis Group website to download a complimentary copy of the resulting white paper.

About Allegis Group
Allegis Group is the global leader in talent solutions focused on working harder and caring more than any other provider. We’ll go further to understand the needs of our people – our clients, our candidates and our employees – and to consistently deliver on our promise of an unsurpassed quality experience. That’s the Allegis Group difference, and it’s consistent across every Allegis Group company. With more than $11 billion in annual revenues and over 500 locations across the globe, our network provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of talent solutions — without sacrificing the niche expertise required to ensure a successful partnership. Our specialized group of companies includes: Aerotek; TEKsystems; Aston Carter; Allegis Global Solutions; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Allegis Partners; MarketSource; EASi; The Stamford Group; and GettingHired. Visit to learn more.


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March 29, 2017 at 4:13 pm

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Rapid Growth of the Southeast Asian Integrated Facilities Management Market Attracts Investments from Global Players

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Focus on energy efficiency services uncovers growth opportunities in developed markets, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment team

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Southeast Asian (SEA) integrated facilities management (IFM) market has outpaced the global market average on the strength of energy-efficient services, end-to-end portfolios, and regulatory assistance to service providers. In response to the accelerated growth, global service providers are increasingly collaborating with regional players to expand their portfolio and make the most of the estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% between 2015 and 2021.

“The changing trends in building designs, from conventional buildings to smart buildings, have given a huge boost to the uptake of IFM solutions. For instance, the Innovating to Zero mega trend is encouraging the construction of Zero Energy buildings, which bodes well for the IFM market,” said Energy & Environment Industry Analyst Janice Wung. “The growing emphasis on smart buildings is significantly impacting the SEA IFM market, especially in the developed markets of Singapore and Malaysia.”

SEA Integrated Facilities Management Market, Forecast to 2021, recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Homes & Buildings Growth Partnership Service program, analyzes the competitive strategies adopted by companies such as UEM Edgenta, Jones Lang LaSalle, ISS Facility Services, PCS / OCS and CBRE.

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While on the one hand there is abundant revenue opportunity, on the other, there are challenges of socio-economic instability, non-compliance with regulations, and low awareness of IFM technology among facility owners. The sluggish growth of construction market and IFM service providers’ reluctance to expand their reach beyond select customer groups are further restraining market growth.

“Despite the roadblocks, IFM service providers are hopeful of a positive market sentiment, as governments start implementing initiatives to stabilize the economic and political environment in the region,” noted Wung. “Market participants, for their part, could introduce training camps and awareness programs to boost end-user familiarity with the solutions. Additionally, they need to offer a comprehensive service portfolio, as well as niche facility solutions, to emphasize their customer centricity and gain valuable market share.”

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

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March 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm

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New Agricultural Technologies Address Need to Improve Yields and Deal with Erratic Climate Conditions

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Enabling technologies enhance predictability and efficiency of agriculture, while reducing field inputs, finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision team

SANTA CLARA, Calif./PRNewswire/ — The global threat to food security and the need to deal with unpredictable climatic conditions have thrown open the doors to advanced agriculture technologies such as precision agriculture, agricultural robots and equipment telematics. These emerging technologies require less labor, enable higher farming efficiencies, and in the long-term will greatly boost agricultural profitability.

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Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture, recent research from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision (Health & Wellness) Growth Partnership Service program, finds that the United States will be the biggest adopter of integrated pest management techniques, covering up to 70 percent of the total crop acreage in the country. The concentration of pesticide residues is found to be very low in the crops cultivated in the US.

“Technologies based on water conservation, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, pest management and waste upcycling increase the yield per hectare of agricultural land,” said Frost & Sullivan TechVision Research Analyst Sharath Thirumalai. “Additionally, the reduced energy utilization and negligible release of greenhouse gases using crop sensors and equipment telematics make agriculture more sustainable and efficient.”

Some of the major technologies impacting the global agriculture sectors are:

  • Precision agriculture: It has been a huge success when employed in large arable lands and has also decreased machinery and other costs by 75 percent. Recent developments aid crop yield data collection, nutrient management, satellite aerial imagery and development of variable rate technology.
  • Enhanced efficiency fertilizers: These last in the farmlands for up to 12 months, maintaining the content of nutrients such as potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous. They improve the leaf and root growth of the crops.
  • Vertical hydroponic farming systems: Every hectare under vertical farming can potentially substitute 9 hectares of conventional outdoor farmlands, and save up to 200 tons of water every day. Vertical farming with LED indoor lighting systems and agricultural robotics improve the quality of the produce and stimulate sustainability of crops.
  • Weed analysis and automatic spot spraying systems
  • Soil moisture sensors to lessen tillage, and maintain soil quality and nutrients
  • Modern irrigation methods that diminish evaporation and run-off wastage
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor nutrient imbalance and excess water in agricultural fields.

While the innovations in agricultural technologies are abundant, farmers are still mostly unaware of their availability and benefits. Plus, the higher costs of installation and operation make them unfeasible for small holdings. Farmers are also reluctant to adopt these technologies as a change in climatic and land-use patterns could intensify the severity of natural calamities, which can have direct implications for the agricultural yield.

“Lack of knowledge about the predator-parasite relationship will result in the over-utilization of synthetic fertilizers, which will damage the fertility of the soil in the long run,” noted Frost & Sullivan TechVision Research Analyst Lekshmy Ravi. “Furthermore, the infrequent use of water conservation techniques and equipment telematics lowers the yield of crops per field area cultivated.”

Governments all over the world are acknowledging the importance of agriculture technology innovation and adoption of more efficient systems. North America leads in technology development and deployment, while Asia-Pacific has shown to have the most potential for technology adoption. Meanwhile, the Australian government has announced $35 million in funds to manage pests and weeds in the drought-affected areas of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

About TechVision

Frost & Sullivan’s global TechVision practice is focused on innovation, disruption and convergence, and provides a variety of technology-based alerts, newsletters and research services as well as growth consulting services. Its premier offering, the TechVision program, identifies and evaluates the most valuable emerging and disruptive technologies enabling products with near-term potential. A unique feature of the TechVision program is an annual selection of 50 technologies that can generate convergence scenarios, possibly disrupt the innovation landscape, and drive transformational growth. View a summary of our TechVision program by clicking on the following link:

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community.

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March 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm

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SL RTView Adds Monitoring for TIBCO BusinessWorks Container Edition

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Announces new release at TIBCO NOW user conference in Singapore

CORTE MADERA, California /PRNewswire/ — SL announces support for TIBCO BusinessWorks™ Container Edition within their RTView middleware monitoring portfolio at the TIBCO NOW user conference in Singapore. As TIBCO customers pursue cloud-based deployments to increase agility and scalability, they face visibility challenges when services are distributed across on-premise and multi-cloud environments. RTView® Middleware Edition and RTView® Enterprise Edition provide end-to-end visibility of middleware platforms and middleware-powered applications across distributed on-premise, hybrid, and cloud environments.

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RTView gives customers confidence in their applications and infrastructure with proactive monitoring and early warning alerts. Correlated dashboards provide at-a-glance status summaries and drill-down access to detailed performance metrics so that customers can find and fix developing problems before they become severity-level events.

TIBCO BusinessWorks™ Container Edition (CE) allows customers to build cloud-native applications and deploy it to a container-based platform. RTView not only monitors the performance of these applications and microservices, but it can also monitor the performance of the containers like Docker and VMware, and platform providers like Amazon, to provide an end-to-end view of performance. The powerful correlation capabilities of RTView allows users to visually connect which containers are supporting which microservices and which infrastructure components are related in the context of a supported application.

“TIBCO BusinessWorks CE is one of the most forward-looking things coming out of TIBCO development, and we couldn’t wait to add support for it to our RTView middleware monitoring platform,” says Ted Wilson, COO of SL. “Our goal is to give TIBCO customers a platform to instill confidence by giving them the power to maintain performance across their mission-critical applications.”

To find out more about RTView and TIBCO Monitoring solutions, please visit the SL website at To take a Test Drive of RTView for TIBCO, Oracle, IBM or Solace, sign up to get access to our Test Drive sandbox and experience the power of RTView for yourself.

Traditional middleware environments can be complex to monitor and troubleshoot and new cloud and hybrid models can be even more challenging, SL makes that easier with centralized alerting, logically grouped dashboards for services and components, and custom data flow diagrams that allow anyone to find problems, understand them in context and fix them before they impact application performance.

CONTACT: Gia Mangino, +1 415-927-8541,

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March 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds ClearFlow’s ACT® Technology as a Transformational Force in Post-operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Protocols

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ClearFlow places heavy emphasis on enhancing global customer awareness about PleuraFlow® ACT® System’s role in minimizing RBS

SANTA CLARA, California /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the retained blood syndrome solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ClearFlow, Inc. with the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. ClearFlow has disrupted post-operative cardiothoracic surgery care with its unique PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology® (ACT®) System. Clinical data indicates that this pioneering technology reduces retained blood syndrome (RBS) by 43% and postoperative atrial fibrillation by 33%, giving hospitals considerable return on investment in terms of improved patient outcomes and fewer associated complications. An analysis of over 313,000 US Adult cardiac surgery patients has shown that these complications generally cost an average of $28,814 per incident.

ClearFlow, Inc.
ClearFlow, Inc.

“The PleuraFlow ACT® System comprises a tube clearance apparatus that inserts between the chest tube and the drainage canister outside the body, allowing cardiac ICU staff to minimize the chance of the drainage tube clogging at the bedside,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst, Patrick Riley. ClearFlow uses silicon for its chest tubes because the softer material is much more comfortable for the patient and causes less pain during removal than conventional hard plastic tubes.

ClearFlow offers four standard French (FR) configurations—20-FR, 24-FR, 28-FR, and 32-FR. It recently released a pediatric edition of its 20-FR System, which has a shorter effective drainage length (SEDL) and fewer drainage holes for use in a smaller chest cavity. The 20-FR SEDL can be used in two-thirds of pediatric applications. The company is developing additional smaller tube configurations for the remaining one-third.

ClearFlow places a considerable emphasis on educating cardiac surgeons, physician assistants, and nursing staff members within the cardiac surgery suite and ICU. It also developed a simple cost calculator application leveraging industry studies and medical payment record databases that allow hospitals to estimate the overall cost savings enabled by the PleuraFlow ACT®. This is in addition to the company’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) program that helps hospitals compare patient results before and after using the PleuraFlow ACT® to track their individual return on investment.

“ClearFlow’s largest market is in the United States, but it has gained regulatory approval to sell the PleuraFlow ACT® System in Australia, Canada, and many more countries in the European Union and South America,” noted Riley. “Clearly, the PleuraFlow ACT® is uniquely positioned for sustained success as it meets customers’ core requirements of quality, functionality, and reliability.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that develops an innovative product to leverage leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which in turn raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About ClearFlow, Inc.

ClearFlow, Inc. is an Anaheim, CA based medical device company that has developed a patented active blood and fluid evacuation system to speed recovery, reduce complications and lower healthcare costs related to medical tube obstruction. The company has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Techno-College Innovation Award for worldwide innovation that has the potential to change the standard of care in heart and lung surgery, and the Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions Award, among others.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.


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March 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

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Pacific Mutual Sees Enormous Growth Opportunities In Shariah-compliant Investment Markets

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PETALING JAYA /PRNewswire/ — In a statement today, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd, an investment management company under the OCBC Group, with internal resources to manage both local and global investments for its clients, says the demand for Islamic funds is projected to outpace supply, given the enormous growth opportunities.

Teh Chi-cheun, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd
Teh Chi-cheun, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd

According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Teh Chi-cheun, “There is a huge universe of Shariah-compliant investments globally, especially in sectors such as consumer staples, technology, logistics and energy. The HALAL food sector is projected to grow at 8.5% compounded annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021 (source: State of Global Islamic 2016/2017). Growing population and increased awareness will also have great impact in the growth of Islamic fund assets.”

Recognising the exponential growth potential of the global Shariah investment universe, Pacific Mutual continues its mission of promoting innovation by launching the first Malaysian Shariah-compliant global fund with a dynamic and flexible asset allocation (source: Lipper for Investment Management, 8 March 2017).

With the launch of Pacific Dynamic Global Islamic Fund, investors can now have access to these global Shariah-compliant asset classes – equities and sukuk (fixed income). The Fund’s dynamic and flexible asset allocation, ranging from 0% to 100% in any of the asset categories, not only allows it to potentially profit from market volatilities but also its combination of equities and fixed income allocation should reduce overall portfolio volatility.

The Pacific Dynamic Global Islamic Fund aims to provide capital growth and income in the medium to long term by investing in a global portfolio of Shariah-compliant equities, sukuk and Islamic money market instruments, including Shariah-compliant exchange traded funds (ETF) and Shariah-compliant collective investment scheme (CIS). The Fund’s initial offer price is RM0.5000 per unit during the initial offer period from 28 March 2017 to 17 April 2017. The Fund is distributed nationwide at all Pacific Mutual’s offices and agency offices.

PACIFIC MUTUAL FUND BHD is a subsidiary of Lion Global Investors Limited (formerly known as Lion Capital Management Limited), a company incorporated in Singapore since 1986. Both companies are members of the OCBC Group. As at the end March 2017, Pacific Mutual manages RM1.5 billion on behalf of its unit trust investors and private mandate clients. For more information, kindly log on to


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March 29, 2017 at 11:56 am

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Nielsen to present at retail seminar in April during CBME South East Asia 2017

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-Focus will be on the shifts in consumer behaviour in an omni-channel environment.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The 3rdedition of Children, Baby and Maternity Expo (CBME) South East Asia and Nielsen have teamed up to feature seminar sessions during the event which will be held from 25-27 April at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall C. The series of free-to-attend seminar aims at helping retailers in the region to learn from industry experts on how to increase profitability in these challenging times through understanding of their shoppers, learning about useful in-store solutions that utilize joint data assets and the latest industry tools and methodologies to optimise sales conversion.

Nielsen to present at retail seminar in April during CBME South East Asia 2017 to focus on the shifts in consumer behaviour in an omni-channel environment.
Nielsen to present at retail seminar in April during CBME South East Asia 2017 to focus on the shifts in consumer behaviour in an omni-channel environment.




Attendees can expect to gain in-depth knowledge on recent trends shaping consumer behaviour across the region, and ways by which retailers can effectively drive retail sales by converting walk-in shoppers to actual buyers, looking beyond footfall. Presenting at the seminar will be Thomas Greysson, Director, Retail Consulting Analytics & sales Effectiveness (Nielsen), and Joan Koh, Managing Director (Nielsen Singapore and Malaysia).

“Retail experience is changing and today’s shoppers are more sophisticated and demanding of retailers. They are incorporating digital touch points along the entire path-to-purchase, from reviewing online at home to using smartphones as personal shopping assistance in the store. Therefore, it is important to understand the shifting consumers’ behaviour and the needs in an Omni-channel environment, and the growing trends to retailing effectively in South-East Asia“, Joan Koh, Managing Director (Nielsen Singapore and Malaysia).

Thomas Greysson is a passionate and devoted practitioner of driving collaborative opportunities across the retailer and supplier spectrum – currently heading up Retail Consulting Analytics and Sales Effectiveness at Nielsen Singapore. He specialises in supporting consumer goods professionals in delivering a step-change in organisational capability, increased category performance through actionable insights, and strategies which deliver a positive return on investment. With over 20 years’ of experience Thomas has worked with leading consumer goods companies across Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific including Unilever, Tesco, Lion, Carrefour, Coles, Dairy Farmers, Wella, Schweppes and many others.

Joan Koh is the Managing Director of Nielsen Singapore and Malaysia, leading the entire portfolio of the Company’s business including Retail Measurement, Consumer Insights, Media, Innovation and Marketing Effectiveness. She has close to 20 years of experience in the information and insights industry, assuming roles across various industry verticals – FMCG, Financial Services and Retailers.

The seminar sessions are free-to-attend for all participants and the seminar programme and registration is available on the event website, and includes both individual and group registration. The organisers have extended special privileges from groups of 4 or more including reserved seating, access to seminar presentations, and opportunity to take advantage of the business matching programme. For more information visit

Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME South East Asia) is the only annual B2B trade show in the region specifically for children, baby and maternity products. It gives related industry players such as manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and distributors a unique experience and opportunity to network, exchange ideas and learn.

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About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME South East Asia) (

Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME South East Asia) is the first trade exhibition catered exclusively to host professionals in baby, children and maternity products industry. This is the perfect venue for you to meet buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry.

Date: 25-27 April 2017 (Tuesday — Thursday)
Time: 10.00am — 6.00pm (Tues & Wed)
10.00am — 3.00pm (Thurs)
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore), Hall C

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow @UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM’s Twitter.

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March 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

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