Author: Marie Jones

Greater Scale, Expanded Product Showcases, and Educational Seminars The 4th edition of InfoComm Asia—Asia’s International Pro AV Exhibition –returns to Bangkok with an estimated 180 exhibiting companies featuring 280 brands from over 15 countries, spread across 16,905 sqm in three halls signifying a 40% overall growth compared to the 2023 edition. Country representation includes Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, and more including 74 first-time exhibitors, highlighting the show’s appeal to emerging players and start-ups alongside major global industry names. InfoComm Asia 2024 will take place 17-19th July 2024 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center…

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Creation Business Consultants, a leading corporate services provider, tax, compliance advisory, and business consultancy firm, is thrilled to announce the opening of its new office in Hong Kong. This strategic expansion marks an exciting milestone for Creation and represents a significant opportunity for Hong Kong and Chinese clients seeking to establish their commercial presence in the Middle East. With its rich history as a global financial hub, Hong Kong serves as an ideal gateway for businesses looking to expand into new markets. The launch of Creation’s Hong Kong office solidifies the company’s commitment to providing comprehensive support to clients in…

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PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) is solidifying its position as a top-tier player in ASEAN LPG transport by acquiring two additional Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), named VLGC Pertamina Gas Caspia and VLGC Pertamina Gas Dahlia. These new vessels are specifically optimized for transporting vital commodities like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as well as other petrochemicals such as propylene and ammonia, intended for international trade routes. Each of the new tankers measures an impressive 300 meters in length or equivalent to two football fields, with a capacity of 91,000m3. They were constructed at Hanwha Ocean, a globally renowned shipyard located…

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– Japan Energy Summit & Exhibition emerges as a crucial platform for facilitating and showcasing collaborations between energy giants – The event convenes over 4,000 attendees, 150 exhibiting companies, 450 delegates, 130 speakers, 150 government representatives and senior leaders – Keynote speakers, government officials, and industry leaders will discuss Asia’s growing role in global climate leadership and sustainable energy solutions. – 50% international attendance – Making this one of the most important international energy events in Japan – Key companies attending: JERA Co., Inc, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd, Kraken, ExxonMobil, Cheniere, RWE, Rystad Energy, Abaxx Exchange, Asahi Kasei Group, Berkeley…

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Highlights: Continued presence of wide spodumene-mineralized pegmatites containing high-grade intervals at the Mia Zone confirmed: 13.7 m at 1.28% Li2O, including 9.1 m of 1.79% Li2O (MIA24-033) 8.8 m at 1.33% Li2O, including 5.8 m of 1.71% Li2O (MIA24-039) Continuity of mineralization at the Mia 1, 2 & 3 zones Q2 Metals Corp. (TSXV: QTWO) (OTCQB: QUEXF) (FSE: 458) (“Q2” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce core assay results for the drill program completed in the winter of 2024 (the “Winter Drill Program”) at the Company’s wholly owned, 8,668 hectare (“ha”) Mia Lithium Property (the “Property”) located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory…

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The Hong Kong-listed company ESR (HKG: 1821) has once again been reported to have progress in privatization this week. According to informed sources, the American investment group Warburg Pincus is leading a consortium planning to privatize ESR, a warehousing and logistics development and operation services provider. This news indicates that the ESR board has received a formal tender offer from the consortium, proposing to privatize ListCo for $7-8 billion. Based on ESR’s current market value, the potential privatization premium is approximately 40% to 60%. The board has agreed to proceed with the transaction, and the funds for this deal have…

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As Mother’s Day 2024 approaches on May 12, BLUETTI, a leading provider of clean energy storage solutions, announces its exclusive Mother’s Day celebration. From May 10-22, BLUETTI will be offering special discounts on its solar generators and power solutions, providing the perfect gift ideas for mothers and mother-like figures. Create Unforgettable Moments with BLUETTI’s Portable Power Stations While jewelry and handbags are thoughtful gifts, nothing compares to the gift of shared experiences. Whether it’s a family gathering, backyard barbecue, camping, or a road trip, BLUETTI’s portable power stations, such as the AC180, EB200P, and EB series, make every moment memorable.The AC180 packs…

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Unlocking Value and Focusing on Core Strengths of the Professional Sports Segment  Leading PRC-based professional sportswear enterprise Xtep International Holdings Limited (the Company, together with its subsidiaries, the Group or Xtep) (HKG: 1368) today announced the strategic divestiture of its wholly owned subsidiary KP Global Investment Limited (KP Global), which owns the K-Swiss and Palladium brands, as well as a series of financing instrument restructuring exercises aimed at optimizing its portfolio and strengthening its core business operations. Strategic Divestiture and Privatization of Underperforming Assets Xtep has entered into a definitive agreement with its controlling shareholder Ding Shui Po and his…

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Blockpass and Saakuru are excited to reveal their new partnership, which sees the two-layer Web3 solution benefit from Blockpass’ proprietary verification services, allowing Saakuru’s users to engage with its revolutionary, frictionless blockchain and developer suite in a safe, regulated manner. Saakuru is a consumer-centric layer-2 protocol with zero transaction fees, powered by $SKR. The platform is enhanced with the Saakuru Developer Suite which enables apps to be embedding Web3 solutions in as little as a single day. These innovative developments enable users to benefit from all the benefits of Web3 without the transaction fees and UX limitations that typically plague…

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– Overall hiring activity in the country improved by 8% on a year-on-year basis – Green economic job roles in Engineering/Production and Real Estate surge foundit (formerly Monster APAC & ME), one of the leading talent platforms, today published the foundit Insights Tracker (fit) for March 2024, formerly published as Monster Employment Index (MEI). According to the tracker, e-recruitment in Malaysia has grown impressively by 8% over the past year. Additionally, the tracker recorded a 5% increase over the past six months, with the index rising to 84 in March 2024 from 78 in March 2023. The tracker showed a…

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The Philippines takes a momentous stride towards a greener and more sustainable future as the 10th anniversary edition of Solar & Storage Live Philippines 2024, the country’s largest event in renewable energy, kicks off its much-anticipated showcase. Held on 20 and 21 May, the free-to-attend expo and conference brings together industry leaders, developers, policymakers, technology experts, solution providers, investors, and innovators under one roof to catalyze the expansion of solar and storage technologies and projects in the Philippines. Amidst the global call for urgent action against climate change, the Philippines stands at the forefront of renewable energy adoption, harnessing its…

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SMC Entertainment, Inc. (“SMC” or the “Company”) (OTC: SMCE), an incubator company focused on acquisition and support of commercialized financial services and technology (Fintech) companies, is excited to announce they have signed an LOI to acquire Chaintrade LTD, an AI Fintech company. Chaintrade has developed an AI Powered Asset Trading Platform that allows users to trade any Equity, ETF, Commodity, and Index with the support of a personalized AI Powered trading assistant SMC has agreed to acquire the platform and looks forward to completing the necessary due diligence to close this acquisition quickly as the platform is ready for commercial…

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The 16th Annual Global CSR & ESG Summit & Awards 2024 was held on April 25 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event showcased tremarkable strides in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, and featured some of the most outstanding achievements by enterprises and organizations in this regard. Vietnam’s Vinmec Healthcare System received platinum awards for Best Community Program, Best Workplace Practices, Empowerment of Women, and Best Country Excellence in Vietnam in the US$1 billion and above market capitalization category. Founded in 2012 to contribute to sustainable development in the Vietnamese healthcare sector by delivering high-quality medical…

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Formerra, a leader in performance materials distribution, proudly announces it has achieved ISCC PLUS certification for its U.S. legal entity, including nine of its distribution warehouses across the United States. This milestone marks a significant step in Formerra’s commitment to supporting the circular economy and bio-based materials, providing customers with greater access to sustainable solutions. The ISCC PLUS certification enables Formerra to handle and distribute ISCC-certified materials, meeting a growing demand among customers for environmentally responsible products. With this certification, Formerra assures its clients of the integrity of its sustainable materials, ensuring they adhere to strict sustainability standards to prevent…

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Uniting Efforts for Innovation and Growth Build4Asia and Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE) have officiallykicked off today at Hall 1BCDE of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, setting the stagefor knowledge exchange and solution sourcing within the building, security and retail industries.With resounding support from over 100 leading industry associations and media partners, theshows stand as a vibrant business hub where connections thrive and possibilities unfold,revolutionising the industries like never before. This year, the three-day shows proudly feature over 1,100 exhibiting brands from around theworld, among which over 30% are new joiners. Their presence has added a layer…

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In the pursuit of advancing financial inclusion and fostering digital transformation, a prominent financial institution in Indonesia embarked on a comprehensive journey of innovation. Collaborating with leading IT solution providers, the institution implemented various technology-driven initiatives to democratize access to financial services and promote inclusive growth. Among these initiatives was the development of a mobile banking app, providing customers with seamless access to a wide range of banking services, from fund transfers to account management, all at their fingertips. Leveraging data analytics and AI insights, personalized financial solutions were tailored to meet the diverse needs of customer segments, including micro-loans…

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BroadGroup’s Datacloud APAC conference took place in Singapore this week, marking it one of the largest and most important gatherings for the Asia Pacific of leaders in the digital infrastructure industry. The event attracted over 270 attendees to participate in the two-day conference. The region’s growth is driven by the rapid adoption of cloud storage solutions, a growing demand for low-cost data storage, and an increased need for faster data accessibility across various industries. Moreover, the Asia Pacific region is seeing a push towards innovative cloud technologies, influenced by the rapid digitalisation of businesses and the increasing internet penetration. Mayank Srivastava of…

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Cyprus-headquartered fintech secures top spot for 3rd consecutive year at the 2023 Deloitte Tech Fast 50 rankings Capital.com, the high-growth global trading platform and fintech group, has today announced that total client trading volumes reached more than $1.2 trillion in 2023. This is a rise of 53% from a year earlier and marks the first time client trading volumes have breached the $1trn mark since the company’s inception in 2016. This achievement speaks to Capital.com’s ability to remain resilient and entrepreneurial even amid uncertainties across the wider market. Affirming this strong and sustained growth trajectory, Capital.com has earned itself the…

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Seoul Office Announced at BIO Korea 2024 Avance Clinical, the award-winning Australian and North American market-leading CRO for biotechs, will attend BIO Korea (May 8-10, 2024) and formally open new clinical operations in Seoul, South Korea. Meet with the team at BIO Korea Avance Clinical CEO, Yvonne Lungershausen said the decision to open clinical operations in Seoul followed increasing demand from later phase US biotechs, as well as CRO partners for access to the region’s scientific excellence and patient populations. “In addition, feedback from a recent presentation of our GlobalReady drug development solution to more than 75 Korean biotechs and…

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Embark on a Journey of Resilience and Self-healing with Zhang Zhehan’s Inspirational Directorial Debut, ‘August’ Zhang Zhehan’s directorial debut documentary ‘August’ was officially released online with an IMDb rating of 9.8 and has risen to 10th place among IMDB’s most popular documentary films. The lead single, “Can You Hear Me”, of the third album, will be released on May 8th. Ranyi Music, an emerging music production and artist management company based in China, proudly announces the premiere of “August,” the first directorial effort by its distinguished artist, Zhang Zhehan. Launched on YouTube on April 14th, 2024, this compelling documentary showcases Zhang’s personal…

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