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    Proactively Expanding the Strategic Business Layout, Enhancing Competitiveness in China's Real Estate Market

    HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Sansheng Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd. ("Sansheng Holdings" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", Stock code: 2183.HK), is pleased to announce that the JV Agreement between the subsidiary of the Group and the JV Partner - Sansheng Investment, the agreements of Pingtan and Jinan Acquisitions were duly passed at the EGM held today by way of poll.

    The Formation of a Joint Venture Company
    On July 7, 2017, the Group and Sansheng Investment entered into the JV Agreement. Two parties agreed to set up a JV company, which will be principally engaged in investment of property development projects in the PRC. The registered capital of the JV Company is to be RMB 2.00billion, which shall be contributed as to 55% (equivalent to HKD1.32billion) by the subsidiary of the group and as to 45% (equivalent to HKD1.80billion) by the JV Partner.

    The JV Company will participate in land auctions, acquire potential assets and equity interest in suitable property development projects from independent third parties in the PRC, and engage in property development projects after land acquisitions. The JV Formation will provide a platform for the Company and the JV Partner to consolidate their resources, capabilities and industry expertise in developing the property development business in the PRC. Upon formation, the JV Company will participate in residential and commercial property development projects in Jinan, Chengdu, Fujian and their surroundings with strong economic vitality.

    The Pingtan Acquisition
    On 16 August 2017, Sansheng Land Development Limited, a wholly owned subsdiary of the Group, entered into the Pingtan Agreement to acquire the Pingtan Sale Project for the consideration of HK$642.80million.

    The project is planned to develop in 3 phases, including the construction of villas, high-rise residential towers with 26 floors, car park lots, SOHO flats and ground-floor shops. It is expected that the three phases will be developed over a span of three years.

    Pingtan belongs to the key area of Fujian Free Trade Area. The Chinese government aims to develop Pingtan into a cooperation area between the Mainland and Taiwan. The Company expects that the above development will attract an influx of investors and tourists to bring in new sources for investment or vacation purposes. The Board is optimistic about the prospects of Pingtan property market.

    The Jinan Acquisition
    On 23 August 2017, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group entered into the Jinan Agreement to acquire the Jinan Sale Project for the consideration of HK$101.10 million.

    The project will be developed into semi-detached villas, condominiums, and high-rise residential towers with 18 or 26 storeys, basement car park lots, activity rooms, and underground units. The whole development is expected to comprise four phases to be developed over a span of three years.

    The board of the Company believes this project will bring about an increase in the land bank for the company and expects a positive outlook for the local residential property market.

    Mr. Lin Rongbin, Chairman of Sansheng Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd., said: "The company has made two acquisitions in strategy" Focusing on Fuzhou market, expanding throughout the nation and boosting the interaction between domestic and overseas markets", believing that it will enhance the Group's overall competitiveness, thereby delivering better returns to the shareholders."

    About Sansheng Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd.
    Sansheng Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd., or ("Sansheng Holdings" or the "Company", Stock code: 2183), formerly known as "Lifestyle Properties", was officially renamed as Sansheng Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd. Sansheng Holdings is principally engaged in property development and property investment. The company will continue holding the investment properties for capital appreciation, meanwhile actively seeking commercial opportunities to lease out the investment properties or carry out cooperation so as to contribute income and cash flow to the company as soon as possible. The company will pay close attention to the changes in policies, economic environment and property market in mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas, actively vitalize the Group's assets to obtain new financial resources by leveraging on the extensive experience and expertise of the company's shareholders in real estate sector, and participate in land auction or acquire quality land projects so as to achieve rapid growth in revenue and profitability.


    
    
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    - MHPS to supply Pressure Boiler and Flue Gas Desulfurization system for 1GW coal-fired plant
    - EPC contract concluded in 2015 for plant in West Java Province
    - Commercial operations to start in 2022, enhancing Java-Bali power grid

    YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov 16, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has started construction work for the Cirebon Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion Project in Indonesia. Construction will be carried out, on a full-turnkey basis, on the 1-gigawatt (GW) large-scale ultra-supercritical-pressure coal-fired power plant in West Java Province, in consortium with Toshiba Group and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. Under the EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract, MHPS will supply the plant's ultra-supercritical-pressure boiler and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system. The plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2022.

    The power plant is being built by PT Cirebon Energi Prasarana (CEPR), an entity collectively financed by Marubeni Corporation, JERA Co., Inc., PT Indika Energy Tbk, Samtan Co., Ltd., and Korea Midland Power Co. Ltd. CEPR concluded an EPC contract with MHPS and its consortium partners in 2015. The project will expand the 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired IPP (independent power producer) business currently operated at the site by Marubeni. Once on-stream, the expanded plant will supply power to PT PLN (Persero), Indonesia's state-owned electricity utility, through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). Together with the existing plant, the new facility at Cirebon will help meet Indonesia' increasing energy demand.

    In addition to manufacturing, supplying and procuring equipment, MHPS will also take charge of trial operations. MHPS currently has the largest share of the global market for wet-type FGD systems, thereby contributing to the reduction of environmental burdens.

    MHPS has forged close ties with Indonesia over a period spanning nearly 50 years, starting with shipment of the first steam turbine to the Indonesian market in 1971. Today, the company continues to play a significant role in developing the country's power grid. The latest project will further contribute to the expansion of the Java-Bali power network, a key part of PLN's national power supply equipment plan.

    MHPS has a proven track record in the field of coal-fired power generation with its high-efficiency systems for curbing CO2 emissions. The company will continue to proactively expand its business in Indonesia and other regions where demand for highly efficient coal-fired power generation systems is expected to grow.

    About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) was formed on February 1 2014, integrating the thermal power generation systems businesses of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd. in a quest to further enhance their social response capabilities in all respects. These include the technological strength to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability, the comprehensive strength in engineering to oversee projects in regions across the globe, and finely honed sales and after-sale servicing capabilities. MHPS aims to come out a winner in global competition and achieve a solid position as a world leader in thermal power generation systems and environmental technologies. For more information, please visit www.mhps.com.

    Contact:
    Joseph Hood, PR Manager Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Email: mhi-pr@mhi.co.jp Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168 Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860

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    TOKYO, Nov 16, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - SoftBank Corp. a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced that SoftBank and Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a wholly owned R&D subsidiary of Honda, have begun discussions toward a joint research project to strengthen connected car technologies(1) which will offer new experiences and value by connecting mobility products, primarily cars, and various other things. The two companies will pursue this joint research with a view to the future adoption of 5th generation mobile communication system (5G) standards.

    In the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2018, SoftBank will install experiential 5G base stations at Honda R&D's Takasu Proving Ground (in Takasu-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan), and the two companies will start full-fledged joint research under the 5G environment.

    Outline of the joint research

    The two companies will create a 5G environment by utilizing Honda's closed test course (Takasu Proving Ground) and work to develop the following technologies;

    - High-speed handover technology

    The development of technologies and on-board antennas which will enable a stable handover of base stations for communication by a vehicle moving at high-speed.

    - Recovery technologies for areas with weak/out-of-range signals

    The development of technologies that can secure data sending/receiving performance in areas with a weak signal as well as data processing technologies.

    - Technological development for various other usages

    (1) Internet-connectivity and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technologies

    About Honda

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267 / NYSE:HMC / LSE:HNDA) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

    Contact:
    Honda Media Inquiries corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp +81-3-5412-1512

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    Tan Sri Barry Goh, Chairman and Executive Director of BGMC (middle), receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Infrastructure & Education at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit.
    HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - BGMC International Limited ("BGMC" or the "Group", HKEX: 1693), a Malaysia-based construction services company, announced that Tan Sri Barry Goh, Chairman and Executive Director of BGMC, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Infrastructure & Education at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit (the "Summit"). The award acknowledges his significant contributions in both infrastructure and education.

    Tan Sri Goh's business empire covers construction services, property development, education and renewable product manufacturing, among which BGMC is the first of his companies to list on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. By listing in Hong Kong, a major international financial centre, the Group has raised awareness of BGMC among potential customers in China who are eying the Southeast Asian markets, allowing it to capture opportunities arising from the "One Belt, One Road" initiative. BGMC will continue to expand its business presence both within Malaysia and beyond, and develop into a distinctive construction services flagship enterprise, with the aim of generating long-term returns for its shareholders.

    Tan Sri Goh believes that professional management is fundamental to the sustainable development of his business. To nurture talent and raise a new generation of entrepreneurial achievers, he established Kingsley Edugroup Ltd, which covers pre-school, fundamental, tertiary and professional education.

    Tan Sri Goh said, "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award. To me, infrastructure and education are two important pillars that support the sustainable development of our society. There is a Chinese proverb that says 'if you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people'. I always believe that education is a long-term venture. By devoting myself to these two fields, I hope I can make a difference in this world."

    The World Chinese Economic Summit Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2011 to honour individuals who have made significant and fundamental contributions in their respective fields. Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered the opening address during the kick-off ceremony of the Summit, a flagship event created by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute with a view to enhancing connectivity and business ties between China and Southeast Asia, as well as China and Europe.

    About BGMC International Limited
    Founded in 1996, BGMC International Limited is a construction services company based in Malaysia. With an operating history of over 20 years, it provides a wide range of construction services to customers. Armed with experience and expertise in construction services, the Group is capable of undertaking public private partnership (PPP) projects based on the Build, Lease, Maintain and Transfer (BLMT) model that can allow it to generate long-term recurring cash flow.


    
    
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    Long PBB for Small Aircraft
    Stepless PBB
    - Equipment Supports the Miyazaki Airport Renovation Project -

    - Order for 5 new Passenger Boarding Bridges to be delivered by December 2017
    - Innovative design allows greater access for small aircraft and improved passenger mobility
    - Supports Miyazaki Airport Renovation Project targeting increased inbound tourism

    TOKYO, Nov 16, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Transportation Equipment Engineering & Service Co., Ltd. (MHI-TES), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order for five passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) from Miyazaki Airport Building Co., Ltd. The order consists of two Long PBBs able to accommodate small aircraft, the first of their type in Japan, as well as three STEPLESS PBBs with completely barrier-free corridors that were first developed by MHI-TES. Installation of the PBBs began in September this year in parallel with other airport renovation work and will be completed in December.

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    Long PBB for Small Aircraft

    The two Long PBBs were jointly developed by Miyazaki Airport and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Transportation Equipment Engineering & Service Co., Ltd., a group company of MHI-TES. In order to accommodate both regular and small-sized passenger aircraft (such as the DHC8-400) in service at Miyazaki Airport, the design of the PBB, including the head structure, lifting apparatus, running gear, and tunnel portion, was holistically revised to allow connection to all types of regular and small-sized aircraft while still maintaining the gentle slope angle required for PBB standards. Conventional PBBs cannot be directly connected to smaller passenger aircraft of 80 seats or fewer. The newly-developed design solves this problem to create a truly passenger-friendly solution.

    The STEPLESS PBBs eliminate the ramp placed between tunnels that had been considered unavoidable due to the conventional structure of PBBs, which consist of a larger outer tunnel corridor and smaller inner tunnel that extends and retracts. The new design has fully flat floors for both the outer and inner passageways. This is achieved by eliminating the ramp and expanding the passageway by covering-up the rain gutters normally located on either side of the outer tunnel corridor. This creates a completely barrier-free space which facilitates smooth and safe mobility, including for passengers using wheelchairs.

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    Stepless PBB

    As Japan seeks to increase the number of inbound visitors to 40 million by 2020, Miyazaki Airport is building international flight facilities scheduled for completion in March 2019, and has begun renovations on its domestic terminal. One of the STEPLESS PBBs was installed in October 2017, in an area reserved for international flights, allowing overseas passengers to travel in comfort. Two of the long PBBs are being installed for domestic flights, and two existing PBBs are being upgraded to STEPLESS PBBs, allowing passengers on all domestic flights to travel directly from the terminal building through PBBs, without having to walk or use buses.

    About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world's leading industrial firms with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.
    For more information, please visit the MHI Group website: http://www.mhi-global.com.
    For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI's new online media SPECTRA: http://spectra.mhi.com.

    Contact:
    Joseph Hood, PR Manager Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Email: mhi-pr@mhi.co.jp Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168 Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860

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    TOKYO, Nov 16, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that NEC Deutschland GmbH has delivered an LX series supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), one of Germany's leading research universities and part of the German Gauss Alliance consortium of excellence in high-performance computing (HPC). The new HPC cluster ranks 65th in the most current TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world from November 2017 and 51st in the Green500 list of the most energy-efficient supercomputers.

    This cluster extends the existing MOGON-II cluster, thereby providing a total computational capacity of approximately 1.9 Petaflop/sec. It offers high performance computing services for researchers at JGU and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), a research institute specializing in high-energy physics and antimatter research. JGU is a member of the "Alliance for High-Performance Computing Rhineland-Palatinate" (AHRP) and offers access to MOGON-II to all universities in Rhineland-Palatinate.

    The new MOGON-II HPC cluster upgrade consists of 1040 dual-socket compute nodes, each equipped with two Intel(R) Gold 6130 CPUs and a total memory of 122 TB.

    The nodes are connected through a high-speed Intel(R) Omni-Path network with a topology that allows continuous expansion of the system, which meets the ongoing growth of HPC demand from researchers from JGU and HIM.

    The MOGON-II cluster is connected to a 5 PetaByte NEC LxFS-z parallel file-system capable of 80 GigaByte/s bandwidth. This highly innovative ZFS-based Lustre solution provides advanced data integrity features paired with a high density and high reliability design.

    "We have been working together with NEC for many years now, and we are happy to confirm that this collaboration has always been very fruitful to our research members and to the excellence in research at Mainz University. The high sustained performance and stability of NEC's HPC solution, as well as the dedication and skill of their team continuously deliver exceptional results," emphasizes Professor Andre Brinkmann, Head of the Zentrum fur Datenverarbeitung and of the Efficient Computing and Storage Group at JGU.

    "We are honored to see Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Helmholtz Institute Mainz, two highly respected members of the research community, adopt NEC's latest HPC solution as part of extending the capabilities of the MOGON-II cluster," said Yuichi Kojima, Vice President HPC EMEA at NEC Deutschland.

    About Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

    With around 32,000 students and more than 4,400 academics and researchers from over 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest research universities in Germany. Its main core research areas are in the fields of particle and hadron physics, the materials sciences, and translational medicine. The university campus is also home to four partner institutes involved in top-level non-university research: the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C), the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), and the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB).

    About NEC Corporation

    NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

    Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.

    Contact:
    NEC Seiichiro Toda s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com +81-3-3798-6511

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    Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC (L), and Kim Jaehong, President and CEO, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, sign a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the two organisations, to promote economic cooperation and trade between Hong Kong and Korea.
    Creative, Services, Tech, Lifestyle Sectors & Start-ups Covered

    HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its counterpart in Korea, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), to promote economic cooperation and trade between Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea.

    The signing took place yesterday, ahead of the official opening of the HKTDC's Seoul office on 21 November.

    The MoU was signed in Hong Kong by Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC, and Kim Jaehong, President and CEO, KOTRA.

    - Enhanced cooperation

    The MOU aims to strengthen the two parties' cooperation in promoting economic partnership and trade between Hong Kong and Korea. The sectors covered include creative industries, services industries, start-ups, technology, lifestyle products, food, toys, gifts and housewares.

    Under the MoU, the HKTDC and KOTRA will exchange information on economic cooperation, trade facilitation, industry development and new business opportunities in both markets. The two parties will also help promote each other's trade fairs.

    - Strong business ties

    Korea is Hong Kong's sixth-largest trading partner and fifth-largest source of imports. In the first nine months of 2017, bilateral trade surged 26 per cent year-on-year to US$28.2 billion, while Hong Kong imports from Korea grew 32.3 per cent to US$22.9 billion. During the same period, the city's total exports to the country increased 4.5 per cent to US$5.3 billion, making Korea the city's 10th-largest export market. Major imports and exports between the two economies include semiconductors, electronic valves and tubes, as well as telecom equipment and parts.

    In June 2017, 148 Korean companies operated regional headquarters, regional or local offices in Hong Kong, up nearly 10 per cent from a year ago. Korean companies in Hong Kong are involved in financial services, logistics, transportation and cosmetics, among other sectors.

    Korea's cumulative foreign direct investment in Hong Kong amounted to US$3.3 billion as of the end of 2015.

    Hong Kong and Korea signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement in 1997, and a Comprehensive Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement in 2014.

    In the last financial year ending March 2017, more than 16,000 buyers and over 840 exhibitors from Korea took part in HKTDC product and services fairs.

    Photo Download: http://bit.ly/2zHbr9K

    About HKTDC

    Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.
    - Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc
    - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc
    - LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council

    Contact:
    HKTDC Communication and Public Affairs Department Beatrice Lam Tel: +852 2584 4049 Email: beatrice.hy.lam@hktdc.org

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    Tan Sri Barry Goh, Chairman and Executive Director of BGMC (middle), receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Infrastructure & Education at the 9th World Chinese Economic
    HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - BGMC International Limited ("BGMC" or the "Group", HKEX: 1693), a Malaysia-based construction services company, announced that Tan Sri Barry Goh, Chairman and Executive Director of BGMC, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Infrastructure & Education at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit (the "Summit"). The award acknowledges his significant contributions in both infrastructure and education.

    Tan Sri Goh's business empire covers construction services, property development, education and renewable product manufacturing, among which BGMC is the first of his companies to list on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. By listing in Hong Kong, a major international financial centre, the Group has raised awareness of BGMC among potential customers in China who are eying the Southeast Asian markets, allowing it to capture opportunities arising from the "One Belt, One Road" initiative. BGMC will continue to expand its business presence both within Malaysia and beyond, and develop into a distinctive construction services flagship enterprise, with the aim of generating long-term returns for its shareholders.

    Tan Sri Goh believes that professional management is fundamental to the sustainable development of his business. To nurture talent and raise a new generation of entrepreneurial achievers, he established Kingsley Edugroup Ltd, which covers pre-school, fundamental, tertiary and professional education.

    Tan Sri Goh said, "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award. To me, infrastructure and education are two important pillars that support the sustainable development of our society. There is a Chinese proverb that says 'if you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people'. I always believe that education is a long-term venture. By devoting myself to these two fields, I hope I can make a difference in this world."

    The World Chinese Economic Summit Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2011 to honour individuals who have made significant and fundamental contributions in their respective fields. Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivered the opening address during the kick-off ceremony of the Summit, a flagship event created by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute with a view to enhancing connectivity and business ties between China and Southeast Asia, as well as China and Europe.

    About BGMC International Limited
    Founded in 1996, BGMC International Limited is a construction services company based in Malaysia. With an operating history of over 20 years, it provides a wide range of construction services to customers. Armed with experience and expertise in construction services, the Group is capable of undertaking public private partnership (PPP) projects based on the Build, Lease, Maintain and Transfer (BLMT) model that can allow it to generate long-term recurring cash flow.


    
    
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    - Entered into the Subscription Agreement with the Guotai Junan on the Issuance of US$ 9,000,000 Convertible Notes at an interest rate of 6% per annum due November 2018;
    - Initial Conversion Price of HK$1.58 per Conversion Share represents a 18.4% premium of the average closing price as of the past 10 consecutive trading days;
    - Essential for enhancing Company's future growth plans and financial liquidity;
    - Proceeds will be used for the general working capital of the Group, and expansion and development of the Group's own brand business in the areas including new brands, new product varieties, industrial partnership and strategic investment

    HONG KONG, Nov 16, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Tianyun International Holdings Limited ("Tianyun International" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (Stock code: 6836.HK), a leading seller and manufacturer of processed fruits products in China, is pleased to announce that after market close today, the Company has entered into the Subscription Agreement with Guotai Junan Finance (Hong Kong) Limited ("Guotai Junan") on the issuance on an aggregate principal amount of US$ 9,000,000 convertible notes ("Convertible Notes") at the initial Conversion Price of HK$1.58 per Conversion Share. Estimated net proceeds of approximately HK$68.0 million to be used for the general working capital of the Group, and expansion and development of the Group's own brand business in the areas including new brands, new product varieties, industrial partnership and strategic investment.

    Summary of Terms:
    - Date : 16 November 2017 (after trading hours)
    - Issuer : Tianyun International Holdings Limited
    - Subscribers : Guotai Junan Finance (Hong Kong) Limited
    - Principal amount : Up to an aggregate principal amount of US$9,000,000
    - Issue price :The aggregate principal amount of the Notes
    - Interest : 6% per annum
    - Maturity Date : November 2018
    - Initial Conversion Price: HK$ 1.58, issue at premium
    - Conversion Shares: Based on the initial Conversion Price of HK$1.58, a maximum number of 44,145,569 Conversion Shares may fall to be allotted and issued upon exercise by the Noteholders
    - Conversion period : Any time from immediately following the date of issue of the Notes and
    up to and including the Maturity Date.

    Mr. Yang Ziyuan, Chairman and CEO of the Group commented, "We are delighted to have our first Convertible Notes issuance. The completion of the notes financing will provide an even stronger capital support for the Company's rapid growth going forward, especially on our Own Brand business as well as our international business expansion. We have been successfully developing ourselves as the leading seller and manufacturer of processed fruits products in China in the past few years and have received high recognition from both our domestic and overseas customers. It has always been our intention to line up more strategic partners abroad so as to fully reveal the potential of Tianyun International, and to bring new and innovative food products to wider arrays of global customers. The initial conversion price of HK$ 1.58 represents a premium signaling investors' confidence towards the Company as well as the potential upside on our business prospect. We firmly believe that, through the collective effort of our employees, we will bring satisfactory returns to our investors while maintaining sustainable, rapid and healthy business growth."

    About Tianyun International Holding Limited (Stock Code: 6863.HK)
    Tianyun International Holdings Limited (the "Company") and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the "Group") are principally engaged in (i) the production and sales of processed fruit packaged in metal containers, plastic cups and glass containers and ii) trading of fresh fruit. Processed fruit products are sold both on an OEM basis and under our own brands. On 7 July 2015, the Group was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited which had further consolidated our leading position in China's processed fruit product industry.

    The Group has been consistently committed to provide healthy and safe products to its customers. As one of the food enterprises with the most complete quality certifications, we have always been dedicated to following stringent international production standards and are accredited with BRC (A+), IFS Food (High), FDA, HALAL, SC, KOSHER, BSCI and ISO22000 in respect of our production facilities, quality control and management. The Group has also passed the internal food production standard reviews and audits from some of the UK and US supermarket chains. At the same time, within China, as a "Equal production line; Equal standard; Equal quality" food production and export enterprise, the Group has been supplying products of equivalent quality to domestic and international markets. Since 2016, the Group's own brand processed fruit products have continued to obtain a high degree of market recognition, and have been awarded by a national institution the honour and qualification of "China Canned Product Quality Certification Label", become the first and only fruit processor in China's fruit processing industry to put the "Zero Added Preservative Canned Products' label for its products sold in China.

    For more information, please visit www.tianyuninternational.com

    This press release is distributed by LBS Communications Consulting Limited.
    For media inquiries, please contact:
    Joanne Chan Tel: (852)3679 3671 Email: jchan@lbs-comm.com
    Pauline Fu Tel: (852)3752 2674 Email: pfu@lbs-comm.com




    
    
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    JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov 17, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, announced that Lee M. Shavel has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Eva Huston, senior vice president, will pursue opportunities outside Verisk following a three-month period transitioning responsibilities to Shavel.

    Shavel is a 28-year financial professional and most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nasdaq, Inc., from 2011 to 2016. Before that, he served as managing director and Americas head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking and in other capacities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 1993 to 2011. He also currently serves as a board director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Investment Technology Group, Inc. Shavel graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Finance.

    "When we learned that Lee was available to join the Verisk team, we jumped at the opportunity. His broad financial and operational experience and success as both a public company CFO and banker to financial and technology companies will complement our superb finance team. Bringing new perspectives and talents to complement the existing leadership team has always been a part of our winning formula at Verisk," said Scott Stephenson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer.

    "Lee is joining Verisk at an opportune time," continued Stephenson. "Our business has momentum in the fourth quarter of 2017 and into 2018, with all segments of our business gaining strength through innovation."

    "I am thrilled to be joining Verisk and look forward to working with Scott and his team to support employees, extend the strong growth of the business, and deliver great returns to shareholders. Verisk has been a leader and innovator in the data analytics sector, generating exceptional growth as demand for its products and services has expanded rapidly. I'm excited to bring my experience to enhance the financial and operating performance of the company and support this exceptional management team," said Shavel.

    "Eva has been a strong contributor to Verisk's success since the IPO in 2009, serving as chief financial officer, head of Investor Relations, and treasurer. We appreciate her efforts and many accomplishments and look forward to a smooth transition," added Stephenson.

    About Verisk

    Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. Verisk offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and many other fields. Around the world, Verisk helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets.

    Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Verisk operates in 29 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's S&P 500(R) Index. In 2017, Forbes magazine named Verisk to its America's Best Mid-Size Employers list and to its World's Most Innovative Companies list. Verisk is one of only seven companies to appear on both lists. For more information, please visit www.verisk.com.

    Contact:
    Investor Relations
    David Cohen
    AVP, Investor Relations and Strategic Finance
    Verisk
    201-469-2174
    david.e.cohen@verisk.com

    Media
    Rich Tauberman
    MWWPR (for Verisk)
    202-600-4546
    rtauberman@mww.com

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    The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
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    Completed TMEC Hydrogen Station
    Rolling Out Electric Vehicle in 2020 and Expanding Scope of Fuel Cell Vehicle Feasibility Study to Include Commercial Vehicles

    Guangzhou, China, Nov 17, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020, and that the scope of a fuel-cell vehicle feasibility study will be expanded to cover commercial vehicles such as buses.

    For years, Toyota has developed China-made hybrid units and expects to sell a total of approximately 100,000 units of the Corolla Hybrid and Levin Hybrid models in 2017, both of which feature domestically-produced hybrid units.

    In addition, development of plug-in hybrid variants of the Corolla and Levin is underway in preparation for their rollout. "We will use the technology we have nurtured in hybrid electrification to carry out extensive development of new energy vehicles(1) as required by China," said Senior Managing Officer and CEO of the China Region, Hiroji Onishi.

    Recently, the TMEC(2) Hydrogen Station has been completed for fuel cell vehicles, and verification is being carried out under a three-year plan from October using two Mirai vehicles. Toyota will also study and evaluate the feasibility of using commercial vehicles, such as buses, in China to explore the potential usage of fuel cell technology. Fuel cell buses have already been introduced in Japan and a feasibility study on potential usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. are ongoing. Toyota is also proceeding with demonstration tests of fuel-cell vehicles with Mirai in countries such as Australia, the U.A.E., and Canada. Ultimately, Toyota aims to achieve a hydrogen-based society through verification under a range of environments.

    Also at Auto Guangzhou 2017, Toyota announced the rollout of a second TNGA(3) vehicle in the middle of next year--a compact SUV (known as the IZOA, or C-HR) fitted with a newly developed 2.0-liter TNGA engine--following the launch of the Camry in China, the first vehicle developed using TNGA.

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    Completed TMEC Hydrogen Station
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    (1) Includes electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles.
    (2) Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd.
    (3) Toyota New Global Architecture

    About Toyota

    Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2013, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 170 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

    Contact:
    Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Toyota Motor Corporation Tel: +81-3-3817-9926

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    Discussion with Singapore officials at YITU's Shanghai headquarters
    Singapore will be the gateway for YITU to expand to the rest of the world

    SHANGHAI, Nov 17, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - YITU Technology, a Chinese pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI), announced its plans to set up a Research & Development (R&D) Hub in Singapore, bolstering Singapore's AI applications in the area of security and finance. The discussion was held at a visit to YITU's Shanghai headquarters recently, represented by Singapore officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB), where they witnessed its award-winning facial recognition technologies.

    With much potential waiting to be harvested, AI is one of the key frontier technologies that the Singapore Government will harness and build capabilities in positioning the Smart Nation as a regional focal point for the fast growing industry. When YITU's R&D Hub is established in Singapore, it will be their first R&D Hub outside of China.

    "Singapore is an international hub and is a good place to start off for YITU as compared to other countries in the region. The AI vision for Singapore is that once it has started its AI development, there will be a ripple effect across other countries and regions as Singapore has a good reputation, and other companies will possibly follow in the country's footsteps. Hence our focus is to set up R&D Hub in Singapore rather than other countries as this is a strategic location to be the next AI Hub," said Leo Zhu, CEO and Founder of YITU. "Through YITU's products, we can help Singapore to evolve its society. Singapore is the strategic location for us to begin our overseas venture."

    At the visit, the delegation also learnt about the extensive business applications of YITU's technology in sectors such as security, finance, transportation and healthcare.

    YITU has won the 1st Place in Identification Accuracy in Face Recognition Prize Challenge 2017 hosted by IAPRA. This technology has the potential to provide the foundation needed to leverage advanced AI technology, enhancing Singaporeans' living standards.

    YITU's advanced facial recognition technology has already been adopted by China Merchants Bank at over 1,500 outlets nationwide, enabling face-authenticated cash withdrawals at ATMs. Shanghai Pudong Development Bank has also adopted YITU's technologies in its Video Teller Machines (VTM) and for online banking.

    YITU's technologies have also been used in sectors such as public safety, financial services, healthcare, customs and ports, and integrated marketing. YITU has formed partnerships with leading companies in these fields to provide integrated solutions.

    About YITU Technology
    YITU Technology (YITU) is a pioneer in practical artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation that provides advanced AI-based business solutions to build a safer, better and healthier world. YITU boasts a world-class R&D team that drives industrial development to find comprehensive solutions in the areas of machine vision, speech and language understanding.

    Media Contact:
    Eva Chen
    zhengying.chen@yitu-inc.com
    +86-21-6151 7311

    Han Yang
    media@yitu-inc.com
    +86-21-6151 7311

    
    
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    Toyota City, Japan, Nov 17, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on moving forward in considering a cooperative structure for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market in around 2020. The agreement stems from the two companies having concluded on February 6 this year a MOU on beginning considerations for business partnership, after which they began discussing, among other topics, the dissemination of vehicle electrification technologies in India.

    Specifically, Suzuki is to produce EVs for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to provide technical support. Additionally, Toyota and Suzuki intend to conduct a comprehensive study of activities for the widespread acceptance and popular use of EVs in India. Such activities encompass the establishment of charging stations, human resources development that includes training for after-service technicians employed throughout sales networks, and systems for the appropriate treatment of end-of-life batteries.

    Under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is endeavoring to rapidly promote an automotive transition to EVs. Suzuki has already announced that it intends to construct a lithium-ion battery plant on the grounds of its recently opened automobile plant in the Indian state of Gujarat. As envisioned by the agreement, in addition to lithium-ion batteries, electric motors and other major components would be locally procured for the production of EVs in India, helping the Indian government fulfill its "Make in India" initiative, even in the field of EVs.

    About Toyota

    Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2013, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 170 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

    Contact:
    Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Toyota Motor Corporation Tel: +81-3-3817-9926

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    Intends to Acquire Company Engaged in Developing and Operating LNG Stations and Related Facilities in Tianjin

    HONG KONG, Nov 17, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Northern New Energy Holdings Limited ("Northern New Energy" / the "Group", stock code: 8246) announced that its non-wholly owned subsidiary entered into a memorandum of understanding today in relation to the possible acquisition of a company engaged in developing and operating liquefied natural gas ("LNG") stations and related facilities in Tianjin (the "Target Company").

    The Target Company holds two LNG stations in Beichen District, Tianjin, both in prime geographic locations and at the junction of many trunk roads. One of them is the largest LNG storage tank in Tianjin, located next to the North Outer Ring Line, Beichen District. The other is located in the Beichen Industrial Park, which is the only industrial park with facilities dedicated to the pharmaceutical and medical industry in Tianjin and is home to a number of leading state-owned enterprises.

    By bringing in LNG stations in prime geographic locations while complying with increasingly strict environmental requirements, the Group hopes to grasp opportunities arising from strong local demand for clean new energy. It will rapidly expand its scope of operations to cover comprehensive energy production services, which will result in the development of an integrated new energy enterprise with diversified businesses.

    With the PRC vigorously developing green energy projects, it is believed that the relevant state policies will further unleash the development potential of the new energy industry and will present more opportunities to Northern New Energy. In the long run, the Group will expand the presence of its new energy business to the nearby areas in the north and will continue to explore suitable acquisition opportunities and team with partners possessing strong capabilities in a bid to broaden income sources and generate more satisfactory returns to shareholders.

    More detailed information about the signing of the formal agreement will be announced at an appropriate time.

    Northern New Energy Holdings Limited
    Northern New Energy Holdings Limited formerly known as Noble House (China) Holdings Limited, is a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2011 (stock code: 8246). In 2015, the Group began to develop new energy operations and R&D of related technologies, plus construction engineering business. The Group also operates restaurants, provides management services, and sells processed food and seafood. Also in 2015, the Group further diversified its business to cover also property investment.

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    SINGAPORE, Nov 17, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Changi Airport has teamed up with Sanrio, creators of characters beloved around the world this Christmas. In conjunction with the year-end gifting season, from 17 November 2017 to 12 January 2018, eight Sanrio plush toys are up for grabs exclusively at Changi Airport. Featuring Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel, as well as Cinamon Roll, Gudetama, Kiki & Lala from The Little Twin Stars, My Melody and Pompompurin, each of these toys can be purchased for S$8.90 when you shop and dine at Changi Airport. JCB Cardmembers can get an additional plush toy for free, as JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd, (referred here after as JCB) is the Official Payment Partner for Changi's Mystical Garden with Sanrio characters.

    Kimihisa Imada, President & COO of JCB International Co., Ltd commented: "JCB is honored to be in partnership with Changi Airport Group to be the Official Payment Partner for Changi's Mystical Garden with Sanrio Characters. Changi Airport, as one of the fastest growing hubs in the world is seeing many international passengers as it is located in a strategic position in the middle of South-East Asia. We see a synergy between JCB and Changi Airport Group as JCB continues to build its effort to increase our presence in Asia. This partnership enhances the shopping experience and product benefits for our cardmembers in Asia."

    To enjoy this promotion, spend a minimum of SGD 60 in public area, SGD 90 on iShopChangi.com or SGD 120 in transit area and supermarket with your JCB Card to purchase a Sanrio Character Plush Toy at SGD 8.90. Free Sanrio Plush Toy for JCB Cardmembers is limited to the first 4,000 customers on a first-come-first-serve and while-stocks-last basis.

    Visit Singapore and bring home your favorite Sanrio character when you shop and dine at Changi Airport.

    For more information and terms and conditions, please visit
    http://www.global.jcb/en/consumers/promotions/singapore1711.html

    About JCB

    JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 30 million merchants in the world. JCB Cards are now issued in 23 countries and territories, with more than 105 million cardmembers. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. More information about JCB is also available on the website: http://www.global.jcb/en/about-us/

    Note: JCB statistics are as of the end of March 2017.

    Contact:
    Kumiko Kida
    JCB Co. Ltd
    Corporate Communications
    Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
    Email: jcb-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

    
    
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    Front of e-OKUSURI-SAN
    Equipped with Functions to Support Looking After Patients

    TOKYO, Nov 20, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. has announced that it received an "IT Business Award" for its medication administration support device e-OKUSURI-SAN at the fiscal 2017 (35th) IT Awards held by the Japan Institute of Information Technology (JiIT).

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    Front of e-OKUSURI-SAN

    The IT Awards are given to companies, organizations, other bodies and individuals in recognition of results from notable efforts made in "business innovation through high-level use of IT" by the JiIT, whose designated aim is to promote improvements in productivity in the activities of Japanese industry and government bodies as well as implementation of effective management systems. The "IT Business Award" received by Eisai was awarded based on the verification of notable results in realizing a strategic advantage as well as contributing to management via expansion and creation of business through the effective implementation and use of IT in business activities.

    e-OKUSURI-SAN supports treatment administration for patients, families, pharmacists, nurses and caregivers, by ensuring that the prescribed dosage of medicine is administered at the scheduled time, thus helping to prevent patients from forgetting to take medicine or overdosing. The device is also equipped with a function to support looking after patients by allowing those concerned, including family and pharmacists, to remotely confirm a patient's record of medicine administration via an exclusive cloud website system.

    In the demonstration experiments conducted ahead of the launch of e-OKUSURI-SAN as well as hearings post-launch, various benefits were observed, including an increase in administration rates, contribution to prevention of overdosing, a reduction in the burden on families, pharmacists, nurses and caregivers to support patients, and an enhancement in interprofessional collaboration through the provision of administration information.

    In the selection for this award, the results of the new value provided by e-OKUSURI-SAN to home care patients as well as families and medical and nursing care professionals supporting the rehabilitation activities of patients were assessed, and selected for the "IT Business Award."

    Eisai has been engaged for many years in activities for "creating communities where people can live with peace of mind." In carrying out these activities, Eisai has identified real world needs and issues. By providing solutions to these needs and issues in cooperation with stakeholders including local governments, medical institutions and pharmacies, Eisai seeks to make continued contributions to address the diverse needs of, as well as increasing the benefits provided to, patients and their families.

    About e-OKUSURI-SAN

    Up to four doses can be scheduled per day (morning, middle of the day, night, before bed), with a week's worth of medicine able to be set in the device. At the scheduled time, a tray with a medicine case slides out, with simultaneous audio and visual prompts. If the case has not been taken from the tray, the snooze function can be used to replay the audio prompts. If 40 minutes have passed without the medicine case being taken from the tray, the medicine case will be automatically retracted into the device. As a general rule, medicine cases cannot be retrieved until the next scheduled administration time to prevent patients from overdosing. Information on medicine administration is encrypted and managed individually on an exclusive website on the cloud. It is possible to have an email sent to registered individuals such as family members or pharmacists whenever a medicine case has been taken or if a medicine case was retracted without being taken.

    Monthly data can be viewed as a line graph or table, making it easy to see if a patient is regularly following administration times or not. Eisai Co., Ltd. markets e-OKUSURI-SAN in Japan mainly through pharmacies, medical institutions and care facilities. For inquiries relating to the device, please visit: http://e-okusurisan.com (available in Japanese only)

    * e-OKUSURI-SAN is not a medical device.

    About the Japan Institute of Information Technology

    The Japan Institute of Information Technology (JiIT) was established in 1981 as an "organ for the promotion of management innovation through the utilization of IT." Conducting survey research and development into the digitalization of companies and encouraging the spread and implementation of the results, the JiIT aims to contribute the healthy development of Japanese society, economy and industry. Working to select themes in accordance with the needs of the times and expand its activities, the JiIT is pushing forward with the sound digitalization of both industries and companies.

    About Eisai

    Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE:4523; ADR:ESALY) is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: integrative neuroscience, including neurology and psychiatric medicines; integrative oncology, which encompasses oncotherapy and supportive-care treatments; and vascular/immunological reaction. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system. For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit www.eisai.com.

    Contact:
    Public Relations Department, Eisai Co., Ltd. +81-3-3817-5120

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    Reduces Labor Costs; Improves Cost-Effectiveness

    HONG KONG, Nov 20, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Bortex Global Limited ("Bortex") (the "Group", Stock code: 8118) is a developing manufacturer and exporter of LED lighting products. In view of the increased demand for LED decorative lighting products, the Group will expedite its automation development to reduce labor costs and improve cost-effectiveness.

    The Group principally engages in the manufacturing and sale of quality LED lighting products to its customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific with a production plant located in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the PRC. The Group's LED lighting products are broadly classified into two major series, including LED decorative lighting series which are mainly used for festive decorations and LED luminaire lighting series which are mainly used for indoor lighting. The Group's major customers have an extensive coverage in worldwide market ranging from countries in Asia Pacific to North America. While the Group derived over 60% of its total revenue during three years ended 30 April 2017 from export sales to overseas countries, the Group significantly increased the sales in Asia mainly including the PRC and Taiwan for the two years ended 30 April 2017. The Group's well-established worldwide sales network is one of its competitive strengths which enabled the Group to have a broad customer base.

    According to Ipsos's industry development analysis report of Christmas lighting and LED indoor lighting manufacturing industry in China for the period from 2010 to 2021, apart from the increasing demand from traditional markets in the US, Europe and Canada, emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and South America also supported the demand for Christmas lighting products from China, leading to the consistent growth in the total revenue of the Christmas lighting manufacturing industry. The total revenue of the LED indoor lighting manufacturing industry in China is also forecasted to increase consistently at a CAGR of approximately 16.9% from 2017 to 2021. In view of this, the Group plans to increase the level of automation and efficiency for the production of the Group's LED decorative lighting products to decrease costs and improve productivity. Following the successfully listing on the Growth Enterprise Market ("GEM") of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("SEHK") on 16 November, 2017, the Group will use approximately 55% of its net proceeds from listing (approximately HK$26.9 million) for upgrading the Group's production facilities to expedites automation development. The Group will continue to upgrade existing production facilities through purchasing more equipment and machinery, and will purchase additional facilities for better quality control and enhancing the stability and reliability of our LED luminaire lighting series.

    About Bortex Global Limited
    Bortex Global Limited (the "Group") is a developing manufacturer and exporter of LED lighting products listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 16 November, 2017 with a production plant located in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the PRC. The Group principally engages in the manufacturing and sale of quality LED lighting products to its customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. With over 10 years of operations in the LED lighting product industry, the Group offers a range of LED lighting product series with different designs and features and is able to handle one-stop production process by offering prototyping, sampling, manufacturing, assembling, and packaging of LED lighting products in accordance with the specification of its customers on a mix of ODM and OEM bases.



    
    
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    Researchers conducting experiments at the KIST Sensor System Research Center
    Korean and American researchers develop a new method for making extremely short pulse lasers that could lead to precision eye surgery and material processing.

    SEOUL, KOREA, Nov 20, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just millionths of a billionth of a second. The finding, made by an international team of researchers, opens up avenues for developing advanced femtosecond pulse lasers, which can be used for precision eye surgery and material processing.

    MXenes are a class of two-dimensional materials made of transition metals -- the metals occupying the central block of the periodic table -- combined with carbon and/or nitrogen. Despite their promising performance in a broad range of applications, including energy storage and gas sensing, their potential use for ultrafast optics had not been explored.

    Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the University of Seoul in Korea, together with colleagues at Drexel University in the US, tested a MXene made of titanium carbonitride to fabricate a 'mode-locking' device. The apparatus was placed in the laser cavity and found to produce stable laser pulses only 600 femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second) long.

    This metallic MXene based device was found to be applicable for long wavelength mid-IR lasers, which is a very strong advantage for laser applications.

    Femtosecond-long laser pulses have many applications, such as in i-Lasik precision eye surgery, in which tiny areas of tissue need to be destroyed in a time short enough that the energy used for this purpose can't diffuse to the surrounding tissues and damage them. These laser pulses are also used to fabricate micro-sized sensors and devices.

    The research can be used to develop strategies for fabricating saturable absorber materials, which absorb less light as its intensity increases. This optical phenomenon is one of several generated as a result of a concept called nonlinearity. Nonlinear optics has been one of the most rapidly growing scientific fields in past decades. "The discovery of promising nonlinear optical materials will play a pivotal role in the evolution of future optics and its impact can be very significant in both fundamental aspects and industrial applications," write the researchers in their study published in the journal Advanced Materials.

    For further information:
    Dr Young Min Jhon
    Head, Sensor System Research Center
    Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Seoul, Republic of Korea
    E-mail: ymjhon@kist.re.kr

    Journal Information
    Advanced Materials, vol.29, 1702496 (2017). (DOI: 10.1002/adma.201702496)

    About Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
    The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) was founded as the republic's first science and technology research institute in 1966. Since then, many government-funded research institutes have been modeled after it, with KIST setting the standard as the national think tank for science and technology. KIST celebrated its 50th anniversary in February 2016. Its aim for the next 50 years is to meet global challenges head on, such as managing aging societies and finding solutions for shortages in energy, food and resources, while leveraging convergence research and open cooperation.

    *A high resolution image is available at: http://bit.ly/2zRss0F

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    SHANGHAI, Nov 20, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - From PEOPLE.cn -- KPMG International, the Big Four accounting firm, and H2 Ventures, the fintech investment firm, last week named the year's leading global fintech innovators in announcing the 2017 Fintech100, in which Lufax ranked 6th, with impressive performances in big data analysis and advanced risk assessment models, while taking top spot in the "Trading and Capital Markets Platform" category.

    The Fintech100, with a strong international impact, recognized this year's outstanding global fintech companies from among 29 countries. It selects the most innovative companies, those creating products and services at the juncture of technology and financial services while seeking to disrupt the existing processes and products that dominate the marketplace, and tries to uncover future unicorns in the industry.

    China continues as a dominant force in the global fintech landscape, with many Chinese fintech companies included in the list this year. The report notes that Lufax is China's largest internet finance company, in a world leading online marketplace for trading financial assets. "Its key play is in the use of big data and IT technologies to formulate advanced risk assessment models and implement risk control systems."

    Ian Pollari, Partner & Global Co-Lead at KPMG Fintech, states that Fintech100 companies were selected following extensive global research and analysis based on data relating to five factors: 1. Total capital raised; 2. Rate of capital raising; 3. Geographic diversity; 4. Sector diversity; 5. X-factor: degree of product, service and business model innovation.

    The organization emphasizes data as a core of fintech business models. "Whilst lending and payments companies dominate the 2017 list, we also note the rise of data and analytics companies. Data and analytics is an important enabler of the financial services industry and innovation in this area is crucial for the industry to continue to serve the needs of customers and maintain relevance, in the face of growing competition from outside of the traditional industry boundaries."

    The report also stated that data is the lifeblood of any financial institution; and will be a critical foundation for the successful adoption of any advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. Greg Gibb, Co-chairman and CEO of Lufax, has said that the Internet had significant impact on market channels over the past five years, but within the next five years big data will play a key role in every aspect of the financial markets. AI and big data will increase market transparency and standardization, fueling the development of the real economy; and will help diversify investor strategy and create greater return for clients.

    Lufax is one of the world's leading fintech companies, with over 32 million users on its lu.com online wealth management platform. Its KYC and KYP systems, based on big data and AI, have achieved excellent performance, with over trillion products sales and match alerts for 2.26 million deals with 1.21 million investors, amounting to over RMB370 billion.

    This is the 4th annual Fintech100 report since KPMG and H2 introduced the Fintech100 in 2014. China continues to play a significant role, with 5 of the top 10 fintech companies, following the trend from previous years.

    
    
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    Third Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market reveals shortlist

    SINGAPORE, Nov 21, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - ScreenSingapore, together with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), has announced the full slate of film dignitaries who will be speaking at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference. The third edition of the SAFF Project Market also released its shortlist, with 15 projects from across Southeast Asia.

    "For seven years now, ScreenSingapore has been a key Southeast Asian platform that gathers the global industry's best minds, for power-packed conference sessions that deliver actionable insights about the dynamic film landscape. We are deeply appreciative of partners like SAAVA and Ties That Bind: Asia/Europe Producers Workshops (TTB) that have joined hands with us to groom the next generation of Southeast Asian filmmakers. We certainly look forward to bringing more stories from the region, to the world," said Yeow Hui Ling, Senior Project Director of ScreenSingapore and Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Reed Exhibitions.

    Justin Deimen, Executive Director of SAAVA and Managing Partner of the Aurora Global Media Capital fund added, "As we march onto our third edition, we continue to view the positive impact of our SAFF Project Market and Conference within the regional filmmaking community and the network it creates for financiers, producers, and the rest of the ecosystem. The selection of projects and filmmakers we have this year at the SAFF Project Market is world-class and points to a deep pool of talent in Southeast Asia that will be showcased to international investors.

    "With Indonesia as our Country of Focus this year, we're excited to create more inter-regional co-production opportunities with a marketplace of tremendous potential. The high-level SAFF Conference is put together with the focus on training producers in the importance of utilising new financing strategies available in our region to create global content through international co-productions and understanding what the market is looking for in the coming year."

    - SAFF Conference - New Independent: Producing for a Globalised Film Economy -

    On 1 December 2017, a contingent of film and media financing experts from around the world will address present-day opportunities and trends in content producing in Southeast Asia, including the new models of co-productions, new media business models, the rise of the Indonesian film economy, creating marketing and sales strategies for Indie filmmaking, and the art of nurturing local IPs into global franchises.

    Amongst these are heavyweights Kurt Rieder, Executive Vice President (APAC) of 20th Century Fox and Martin McCourt, Investment Head at London Pacific Finance. At the keynote panel, "Bringing a Local IP into the Global State", they will discuss how to nurture localised IPs and stories, and prime them to go global, in their experience as successful producers and studio executives.

    The panel "Europe & Asia: An Insight into Co-Productions" will kick off the day, where producers from Asia and Europe will discuss co-production opportunities and case studies, discussing practical steps in structuring a co-production through the mixture of different kinds of monies and production considerations. Amongst the speakers are Chan Gin Kai, the President of SAAVA and one of the region's most sought-after film financing and co-production experts, and Jonas Weydemann, a prolific German producer, the national coordinator for the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) and member of the European Film Academy.

    The next panel puts a spotlight on Indonesia, ScreenSingapore's Country of Focus this year. It will look at the country's Goldilocks formula of having the right demographics, a budding digital and brick-and-mortar infrastructure, as well as a maturing audience and filmmaking base. One of the country's most respected filmmakers, Ifa Isfansyah of Fourcolours Films will be discussing his first-hand experiences together with Krishnan Rajagopalan, the co-founder of HOOQ and CEO of Whacked Out Media.

    Marketing and film festival experts such as Sreyashi Sen, Founder of Darpan Singapore and Benjamin Illos, Programmer of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight together with Marco Mueller, Creative Festival Director of the Pingyao International Film Festival will discuss how independent filmmakers can create marketing buzz and secure distribution in this new brave new world. Celluloid Junkie's Editor-in-Chief, Patrick von Sychowski will moderate.

    And true to its nature, the SAFF Conference will present "Meet the Financiers", a session that will answer the important questions that producers have for investors and distributors. The panel will include Jeremy Sim, Managing Partner of Aurora Global Media Capital and Dhruv Sinha, Head (Hollywood & Overseas Business) for RELIANCE Entertainment. Continuing the themes of establishing business fundamentals in the creative industries, other sessions include "Sourcing for New Business Models in Media Financing".

    - SAFF Project Market 2017 shortlist announced -

    Following two successful editions, the third SAFF Project Market has released its shortlist of promising feature-length projects that will have a shot at financing, distribution and collaboration opportunities to bring these films to fruition. This pitching competition and launch pad for filmmakers from the region is a partnership between ScreenSingapore, SAAVA and TTB.

    From a large number of submissions from various Southeast Asian countries, an esteemed panel of judges identified 15 finalists from Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore (in collaboration with producers from India and Mauritius) and Thailand. Coinciding with the spotlight on Indonesia, there will be five projects from the country.

    AND THE GODS RODE HORNBILLS
    Malaysia
    Producer: Nandita Solomon
    Director: Nandita Solomon

    EERIE
    Philippines
    Producer: Micah Tadena
    Director: Mikhail Red

    LASTRI
    Indonesia
    Producers: Dewi Umaya Rachman, Sabrang Mowo Damar Panuluh, Perlita Desiani
    Director: Adriyanto Dewo

    MARANGKA: THE CORPSE FLOWER
    Indonesia
    Producer: Firdauzi Trizkiyanto
    Director: Andra Fembriarto

    MINA-ANUD
    Philippines
    Producers: Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew
    Director: Kerwin G

    NO BOYS LAND
    Thailand
    Producers: Komtouch Napattaloong, John Badalu
    Director: Nontawat Numbenchapol

    PAN DE SALAWAL (THE SWEET TASTE OF SALTED BREAD AND UNDIES)
    Philippines
    Producer: Victoria Mostoles
    Director: Che Espiritu

    RYDER
    Malaysia
    Producer: Sivanantham Perianan
    Director: Shanjhey Kumar Perumal

    SCHIRKOA
    Singapore/ India
    Producer: Aldric Chang
    Director: Ishan Shukla

    STALKER
    Indonesia
    Producers: Amalia Rizky, Siera Tamihardja
    Director: Winaldo Artaraya Swastia

    THE GREEN SARI
    Singapore/ Mauritius
    Producer: Christian Comarmond
    Director: Christian Comarmond

    THE HUNTED
    Indonesia
    Producer: Allen Jordan
    Director: Agung Sentausa

    THE RETURNING KID
    Myanmar
    Producers: Soe Arkar Htun, Khin Warso
    Director: Sai Naw Kham

    WILDERNESS
    Malaysia
    Producer: Nadira Ilana
    Director: Nadira Ilana

    YUNI
    Indonesia
    Producer: Ifa Isfansyah
    Director: Kamila Andini

    Distinguished international film leaders who handpicked the shortlist and will also be in Singapore to elect the SAFF Project Market 2017 winners are:
    - Chan Gin Kai, Executive Producer of Silver Media Group / Chairman of SAAVA
    - Kristina Trapp, CEO of European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs
    - Marco Muller, Artistic Director, Pingyao Film Festival
    - Krishnan Rajagopalan, CEO, Whacked Out Media (and Co-Founder, HOOQ)

    Prizes will be announced on 1 December 2017, following the SAFF conference.
    Details about the SAFF conference and SAFF Project Market are available at www.screensingapore.com.sg.

    ScreenSingapore is co-located with ATF, and is part of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF).
    This release can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2iyGydE.

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