Author: Marie Jones

Concurrent Printing & Packaging Fair Starts at AsiaWorld Expo HONG KONG — The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair (27-30 April), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is the world’s largest fair of its kind. This year’s fair features more than 4,300 local and overseas exhibitors from 31 countries and regions, showcasing a broad variety of giftware products. The 12th Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, held in parallel with the Gifts & Premium Fair, also started today at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Jointly…

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Manufacturing Business Achieved Rapid Growth Distribution Business Steadily Scaled Up HONG KONG — Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd. (“Shanghai Pharmaceuticals” or the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 601607.SH; 2607.HK), the integrated pharmaceutical company in the PRC that has leading positions in both pharmaceutical products and service markets, released its first quarterly report of 2017 on the night of 27 April, 2017. Data showed that During the Reporting Period, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals recorded operation revenue of RMB33.129 billion (Unit: RMB, following the same), representing an increase of 13.16% on a YOY basis. Net profit attributable to the equity…

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HONG KONG — GF Securities Co., Ltd. (“GF Securities” or “the Company”; HKSE: 1776; SZSE: 000776) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Center (“HKUST Entrepreneurship Center”, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, “HKUST”) jointly held a public lecture yesterday on campus, aiming to promote the “HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition”, and attracted numerous students and start-up-ers. Since 2011, the “One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition” (“he Competition”) has been held for six consecutive years, with divisions extending to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Macau. Being the Platinum sponsor of the Hong Kong Division, GF Securities has…

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To Accelerate Strategic Cooperation on the Exploration and Development of Gas and Oil Wells HONG KONG — Persta Resources Inc. (“Persta Resources” or the “Company,” stock code: 3395), a Calgary-based energy company principally engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration and production, with a focus on natural gas, is pleased to announce that, on 24 April 2017, the Company has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) with CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Limited (“Cenertech”), a subsidiary of the internationally-renowned oil and natural gas producer CNOOC Limited. The signing of the MOU forges strategic cooperation for both parties…

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Survey: 87% Expect Overall Sales to Grow or Remain Steady; Green Products Bring New Opportunities HONG KONG — Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 32nd Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the eighth Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair drew to a successful close yesterday. The two fairs welcomed a total of more than 48,000 buyers from 111 countries and regions, up approximately 2 per cent over last year. More than 29,000 buyers visited the Houseware Fair, while close to 19,000 buyers attended the Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair. Attendance among mature markets such as Australia…

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Solid Performance in Its First Annual Results after Listing; Net Profit Increases 35.9% to RMB24,900,000 in 2016 HONG KONG — Vixtel Technologies Holdings Limited (“Vixtel Technologies” or “Group”, stock code: 8342), the market leader in China’s Application Performance Management (“APM”) industry, was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 15 December 2016, which greatly enhanced the Group’s corporate image and customer awareness of their products. Moving forward, the Group will continue to invest in research and development to promote the integration of newly designed version with their customers’ specific systems and network environment of APM technology and to…

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HONG KONG — Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited (“Kiu Hung International” or the “Group”; stock code: 381) plans to develop robotic technology business in the hotel industry together with Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology Limited (“Shanghai Liming”). Today, the 2014 Nobel Laureate physicist, Professor Shuji Nakamura, was invited to the conference named “First Launch Front-desk Robot in China”, hosted by Shanghai Liming and title-sponsored by the Group to share his views on the trend and potential of the intelligent hotel technology business. With labor cost of hotel operations increasing, there is a pressing need for the development of intelligent hotel technology that…

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HONG KONG — Tongda Group Holdings Limited (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) (Stock Code: 698) has presented the operating position for the three months ended 31 March 2017. Based on the unaudited consolidated management accounts of the Company for the Period, the turnover of the Company amounted to approximately HK$1,784.5 million (corresponding period in 2016: HK$1,367.7 million), representing a growth of approximately 30.5% as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The increase was mainly derived from the handset segment. Due to the increase in the contribution from two major customers and a broadened customer base, offsetting…

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Boosting Office Occupancy Rates, Creating Great Investment Returns BANGKOK — GLAND Office Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust, or GLANDRT, which has invested in 30-year and 17-year-and seven-month leasehold interests in ‘The Nine Towers’ and ‘Unilever House’ office building projects, respectively, in Bangkok’s ‘New CBD’, had its first trading day on 21 April, after receiving an enthusiastic welcome from both institutional and retail investors. Its management forecasted that a continuously growing demand for office space in Ratchada-Rama 9 area will improve the projects’ occupancy rates. Ms Veena Lertnimitr, Executive Vice President, Primary Distribution Division, The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, as…

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Enhanced Cigna Health First Elite Medical Plan offers comprehensive and personalized solutions to meet customer needs throughout their life journeys HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s overall health score has continued in a declining trend over the past three years, dropping from 59.9 in 2015 to 58.6 in 2017, the latest Cigna 360 Well-being Score Survey reveals. The survey results show that Hong Kong people, regardless of their age, often don’t see themselves as “old” and are not financially prepared. Only 12% of respondents think they are financially secure should they be unable to work and only 17% perform well on current…

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Capital Markets firms to benefit from NovaSparks’ ultra-low latency FPGA normalisation integrated with Colt’s MarketPrizm API HONG KONG — Colt announced today that participants can now receive TSE’s Flex Full market data feed normalised with an FPGA solution[1] as part of its market data portfolio for Capital Markets customers. The normalised market data feed is available for consumption in colocation at the exchange and wrapped in Colt’s MarketPrizm API. The fully integrated solution enables customers to benefit from the ultra-low latency and deterministic performance of FPGA technology combined with the flexibility and ease of use of Colt’s API. The managed…

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India pollination project ‘Madhu Sandesh’ wins Asia Pacific Excellence Awards SINGAPORE — CropLife Asia took home the Asia Pacific Excellence Award in the Non-Governmental Organizations & Associations category at a ceremony held on 19 April 2017 at the Harbour Grand Kowloon in Hong Kong. Through the ‘Madhu Sandesh’ program, farmers in the state of Maharashtra, India are provided rental bee hives to ensure pollination of their crops. This not only results in improved yield and incomes for farmers but also instills a holistic understanding of the need to use crop protection products in a manner that protects the environment, ecosystems, and…

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SINGAPORE — Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fiber, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats. On this 47th anniversary of Earth Day, CropLife Asia and the region’s plant science industry have joined together to celebrate the agricultural innovations that have improved the productivity, health and quality of crops while reducing agriculture’s environmental impact. “Around Asia and the world, the plant science industry is working tirelessly to research and develop the next generation of crop protection and…

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SINGAPORE — EC World Asset Management Pte. Ltd., as manager of EC World Real Estate Investment Trust (“ECW”) (the “Manager”) is pleased to announce that it is proposing to appoint Mr. Alvin Cheng as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Manager, pending approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Prior to this proposed appointment, Mr. Cheng served as the Executive Director and Deputy CEO of the Manager. Mr. Lai Hock Meng will be stepping down from the CEO position to pursue personal and other business interests, but he will remain on the Board of the Manager as…

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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Private Equity Tech Conference (PETC) is now back with the second edition, which gathers the region’s leading institutional investors and fund managers to discuss best practices and real cases that affect private equity and venture capital in the Asian region. While Asia has been constantly eyed by global investors as an investment hub for alternative investments, given the rapid growth in the private sector, there exists potential for substantial investment for high return in the industry. At the event, attendees will take on a local and regional perspective to explore private equity as a value driver and…

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Offers Comprehensive and Attentive Service and Extraordinary Experience to Customers HONG KONG — Royal England Safe Deposit Box LTD (“Royal England” or “the Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (“Asia Allied Infrastructure” or “the Group”; stock code: 00711), celebrated today the soft opening of its first vault in Hong Kong at the Basement, 188 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan. The opening ceremony had the grace of many guests including Mr. Dominic Pang, Chairman of Asia Allied Infrastructure, who were impressed by the exceptional and high-privacy high-end safe deposit box service Royal England offers. The overall security…

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– DeClout’s new incubator will nurture local startups in financial technology (“fintech”), cybersecurity, data analytics and smart logistics with support from SPRING Singapore’s Startup SG Accelerator scheme – Further exemplifies DeClout’s unique value proposition and position as a next-generation business accelerator, following fund awarded by the National Research Foundation (“NRF”) in 2016 SINGAPORE — SGX-Catalist-listed DeClout Limited (“DeClout” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries and associated companies, the “Group”) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, DeClout Investments Pte. Ltd. (“DeClout Investments”), has launched an incubator arm to groom highgrowth local startups from Information and Communication Technology (“ICT”) sectors. Under…

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New “L.I.F.E.” Themed Zones and Startup Zone showcase innovative products HONG KONG — The 32nd HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the eighth HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair opened today. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the two four-day fairs will continue through 23 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and bring together more than 2,500 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions to showcase the latest housewares, home textiles and furnishing products. – Houseware Fair’s “L.I.F.E.” theme highlights the latest design trends The largest event of its kind in Asia,…

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To Deliver Bonded Cellular Solutions for Live Multi-Camera Broadcasts HONG KONG — JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a partnership with Plover Bay Technologies’ (‘Plover Bay’, HKG: 1523) own brand, Peplink, a leader in VPN bonding solutions. Peplink combines multiple connections to create an unbreakable backbone for the ProHD Wireless Bridge video over IP (VoIP) solution for uninterruptible multi-camera live broadcasts. JVC will demonstrate the ProHD Wireless Bridge at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev. Peplink’s bonded cellular solutions have been successfully deployed for mass transit, cruise ships,…

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SINGAPORE — Evolis, the worldwide leader in personalization systems for plastic cards, has been selected by the Shandong Social Security department for the personalization and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards. The cards are co-branded by the Shandong Social Security authority and six Chinese banks, and combine a debit card with a social security card. 400 Avansia printers by Evolis, integrating retransfer printing technology, were equipped with smart card encoders by Chinese system integrator Boya Wuzhou, and deployed across the banks in December, 2016. The contract, worth $1.2M, includes consumables and spare parts. “We are proud that our company was selected…

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