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Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

COACH Taiwan Named ‘Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019’

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 luglio 2019

COACH Taiwan announced that the Company has been awarded the “Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019” by HR Asia Magazine, a top regional publisher in the HR industry. The highly-reputable award recognizes companies that possess remarkable levels of employee engagement, corporate culture and employer branding.COACH Taiwan staff at HR Asia awards presentation ceremony with William Ng, Group Publisher Editor-in-Chief of Business Media International (Photo: Business Wire)
COACH Taiwan staff at HR Asia awards presentation ceremony with William Ng, Group Publisher Editor-in-Chief of Business Media International (Photo: Business Wire)“The Best Company to Work for in Asia” award is one of the region’s most authoritative awards, covering 12 markets. The rigorous selection process covers a comprehensive assessment of participating organizations’ talent strategies, employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. Employees are invited to provide ratings and opinions on their employers to help select the winner. COACH Taiwan was awarded the accolade after it was judged by an independent panel of industry experts, academics and journalists.
COACH Taiwan was founded in 2012, with 28 directly-operated stores and over 250 employees. In the era of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity), COACH will continue to build a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workplace for talents, and develop them to provide exceptional experiences to our consumers.

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Heficed Is Expanding in Asia With a New PoP in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

After Amazon Web Services launched their new data centre in Hong Kong this April, all the major players of the network infrastructure industry are now present in the city. Several niche service providers – such as Heficed – are also gaining their footing in the Asia Pacific region due to the demand for more flexible and custom network infrastructure solutions.The global market of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), valued at $15.20 billion in 2016, is expected to develop to $182.27 billion by 2025 at an annual growth rate of 28.2%. Thanks to such a healthy growth percentage, it is no surprise that certain cities are establishing themselves as prime locations for IaaS companies to expand within a given region – Hong Kong being an example of such a city in the Asia Pacific.
Even though the behemoths of the tech world dominate both the Asian and the global network infrastructure markets, a constant need for more personal, flexible, and customizable solutions creates niches for smaller providers to thrive in.Heficed, one of the market leaders offering IP address, dedicated server and cloud solutions, serves as an example of this trend. As the company launched its Hong Kong dedicated server location this month, Heficed’s CEO Vincentas Grinius commented on the reasons behind the new server location:“The decision of adding Hong Kong as one of our server locations was made to strengthen our positions in the Asia Pacific region. The growing demand for dedicated servers and IP address services creates various opportunities for companies like Heficed that offer custom and flexible network engineering solutions.” As global and Asia Pacific network infrastructure markets are steadily growing, specific locations are at the forefront of this growth. New laws passed by China are also influencing the unprecedented location growth of Hong Kong as a top location.“A set of laws enacted by the Chinese government in 2017 required that non-Chinese companies operating in the country would store their data locally, and this worked as an extra catalyst for the above-mentioned market growth,” added Vincentas Grinius.While the Chinese businesses are using Hong Kong as a point of departure for international expansion, the non-Chinese companies are attracted to developing their infrastructure for the Chinese market without having to set up their physical infrastructure in mainland China.The state of the global, regional and Chinese IaaS markets suggests that service providers of various scale will continue to see Hong Kong as a top server location for developing their business in the APAC region.

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Asia’s Fixed Broadband Market 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 giugno 2019

The “Asia – Fixed Broadband Market – Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to’s offering.This market report provides a comprehensive overview of the fixed broadband segment of the telecom market across the various economies of Asia. It also provides country level forecasts for the 34 telecoms markets across the Asia region for their fixed broadband markets.Asia is arguably the world’s most diverse region with regards to its telecoms industry. The region contains a vast array of countries, ranging from those with highly mature and advanced telecommunications markets, that are world leaders in the move towards 5G and next generation fibre networks, such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, to some of the poorest and least developed countries such as North Korea and Afghanistan.The fixed broadband market across the entire Asian region continues to experience very strong growth. Fixed broadband penetration across the region has increased to well over 10% by 2019.There is now increasing access to fixed broadband, both DSL, cable modem platforms and more recently fibre access which offer much faster speeds. Fibre-based fixed broadband services have taken on a major significance in a number of Asian countries and are shaping to define the fixed broadband market of the future.From a global perspective, Asia continues to be a leading player, not only in the roll-out of broadband infrastructure, but also in promoting and applying the increased use of broadband to facilitate the digital economy. In particular, Asia continues to be the dominant player globally in the Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband market, with countries such as South Korea world leaders in this market segment.While China leads the region’s fixed broadband market by virtue of its sheer numbers, some of the region’s smaller markets are setting the pace with policy initiatives, innovative infrastructure projects and the rapid expansion of online usage.Fixed broadband penetration is expected to only increase moderately across Asia over the next few years to 2023, with the highest growth coming from the less developed markets such as India.Penetration rates are never expected to reach the high levels seen in the more mature developed nations as developing nations have typically bypassed fixed line access and moved directly to mobile access.The publisher’s Asian Telecoms Maturity Index, is an index (on a scale between 0 and 100) that measures and ranks the relative maturity of the telecoms industry in all of the 34 countries in Asia. This report provides a comprehensive comparison of the 34 Asian markets according to a number of parameters such as fixed broadband and mobile broadband.

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Orbital Insight Expands Asia Presence with New Singapore Office

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 giugno 2019

Orbital Insight announced today the opening of its Singapore office. This is the company’s seventh office location and the second dedicated sales office to open in Asia in the past 16 months as the company seeks to further its strategic expansion in the Asian markets following its Tokyo opening in February 2018 and to capitalize on the launch of its commercial geospatial analytics product, GO, last month.From its Singapore office, Orbital Insight will expand its business to key markets in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia to locally serve a wide range of financial investors, corporates and governments. Orbital Insight’s Asia Pacific customers are already using the company’s leading geospatial data and analytics services for use in the commercial and catastrophe insurance sector, commodities monitoring for oil, palm oil, steel and coal, as well as many other sectors to help drive better, more timely business and policy decisions.The office is led by Laura Ryan, Orbital Insight’s Director of Sales – South Asia and General Manager – Singapore. Ms. Ryan brings more than 15 years of experience in global financial technology supporting Asia’s asset managers, hedge funds, and family offices. She previously served in similar posts at Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters), where she focused on the growth of the company’s exchange traded business across the Asia Pacific region, and at Eze Software Group, where she was Head of Asia Pacific Sales.

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Asia Pacific Human Microbiome Market to 2025

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 maggio 2019

The Asia Pacific human microbiome market is expected to reach US$ 207.81 Mn in 2025 from US$ 41.73 in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 22.8% from 2018-2025.
The growth of the market is driven by the factors such as rising chronic disease due to change in lifestyle and growing interest in human microbiome treatment approach. Whereas, stringent regulatory environment and lack of awareness about human microbiome science is likely to have a negative impact on the growth of the market in the coming years.
Probiotics, prebiotics dietary supplements and foods that contain live microbes have been studied thoroughly to assess their effects on human health. The Gut Health Congress was held in Hong Kong Asia in 2018, the conference explore in detail of diet & personalised nutrition, gastrointestinal microbiome and several case studies with regards to clinical studies, diagnostics studies, treatment methods, biomarker developments, molecular therapy and gastrointestinal diseases.Also, the 5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress was held in Taiwan, Asia in March 2019, the conference focused on recent developments in gut microbiome, skin microbiome, infant, women and oral health, therapeutics, microbiome and diet.
Also, many companies are designing and developing many microbiome therapies. Thus, the increasing focus on human microbiome therapies is the prime factor driving the growth of human microbiome market in the coming years.Japan is anticipated to lead the adoptions of Human microbiome across the Asia Pacific region through the forecast period. Researchers from Japan are using the outcomes of studies on centenarians in the country to try and produce new products that will replicate the beneficial aspects of their microbiota.The goal of the collaboration is to solve few of the major technological hurdles in advancing stem cell research. Moreover, Cykinso (Tokyo) received the US$ 2.3 million (270 million yen) funds from the Regional Health Care Industry Support Fund, develop and sell Mykinso or a test kit for intestinal flora. The company plans to use the funds for business development purposes, which include using the data collected from the intestinal flora tests to develop a system for offering nutritional guidance. Thus, the investments and the initiatives taken by the government are likely to propel the growth of the market in the forecast period.

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9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 maggio 2019

More than 1,700 fertility specialists from 50 countries are attending the 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) in Hong Kong to explore the latest advances in scientific research and clinical care of people experiencing infertility.It is one of the most influential meetings on assisted reproduction ever presented in the Asia Pacific region that is home to about 60 per cent of the world’s population.ASPIRE President, Professor Budi Wiweko, a leader in the advancement of IVF and associated technologies in the region, said outcomes from the congress would empower the region and help shape the future of assisted conception throughout the world.
People attending the congress at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre include scientists, clinicians, embryologists, nurses and fertility counsellors to discuss and dissect future aspects of reproductive medicine.One in six couples throughout the world experience infertility, which is defined as the failure to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse, or the inability to carry pregnancies to a live birth. The causes of infertility are equally shared between male and female partners.The World Health Organisation has forecast that infertility will become the third most serious condition after cancer and cardiovascular diseases in the 21st century.
Delegates at the ASPIRE 2019 Congress have come from across the Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Canada.Professor Wiweko said ASPIRE’s widening scientific exchange with leaders in reproductive medicine in other countries would be vital in addressing a disturbing decline in fertility rates across the world, and especially in the Asia Pacific region.
There are many complex factors contributing to this trend including couples marrying later in life, growing urbanisation and associated stress levels, work pressures and environmental conditions.

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Triumph Aviation Services Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 marzo 2019

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) announced today that its southeast Asian businesses, Triumph Aviation Services Asia (TASA) and Triumph Structures – Thailand (TST), have signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thailand Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC), to work together to foster professional development of aviation talent in Thailand.As part of the Thai government’s investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the U-Tapao International Airport will be expanded and transformed into a hub for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, air cargo, and logistics. The MOU between Triumph and the Thai CATC includes a mandate for the establishment of the Aeronautical and Space Training Center at U-Tapao to produce and develop aviation personnel to serve the country’s growing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.“Given U-Tapao’s importance within Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the signing of this MOU has far-reaching and extremely positive implications for Triumph Group’s access, influence and strategic integration in the region,” said Monty Richardson, President of Triumph Aviation Services Asia, an operating company of Triumph Product Support. “Triumph and the entire aviation industry in Thailand will benefit from having more future mechanics and technicians trained in the field,” Richardson continued.
Viewed as an industry leader in the region, Triumph was selected as a partner for the CATC for the expertise they offer. TST coordinated with the CATC to develop the curriculum for composite manufacturing.“This MOU and the professional development offered by the CATC will increase the pool of trained, skilled mechanics and operators ready for hire,” said GB Kohoutek, Business Development lead for Triumph Structures – Thailand, an operating company of Triumph Aerospace Structures. “This will lead to significant cost and time savings for aviation businesses based in the EEC.”The Thai government assesses the projected value of the EEC at U.S. $43 billion (Thai Baht 1.5 trillion) over the next five years.

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PRCO apre in Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 marzo 2019

PRCO, il Gruppo internazionale di comunicazione integrata specializzato in brand di lusso, annuncia l’apertura di due nuovi uffici a Hong Kong e a Shanghai, dando l’avvio a PRCO Asia. Gary Yu, che in passato ha supervisionato l’espansione di GHC Asia in Cina, diventa il responsabile della nuova divisione, con l’obiettivo di fornire le migliori strategie per i Clienti del settore viaggi, real estate e lifestyle.PRCO Asia apre con il seguente portfolio Clienti: McArthurGlen, Chelsea Barracks e One Wall Street. “PRCO è attiva da tempo in Asia attraverso uffici associati” commenta Robert Lyle, Presidente di PRCO. “L’apertura di PRCO Asia ci permette di assumere il controllo diretto nell’area economica più dinamica del mondo e di fornire la nostra consulenza in modo fluido in 8 diversi mercati”. Dalla sua fondazione a Londra nel 1990, PRCO non ha mai arrestato la sua crescita, sviluppando il proprio organico aziendale fino a diventare una delle agenzie di comunicazione integrata leader al mondo nel segmento lusso. Oggi PRCO conta oltre 100 dipendenti negli uffici di proprietà a Londra, Milano, Parigi, Monaco di Baviera, Mosca, Dubai, Hong Kong e Shanghai.

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Heilind Asia’s supplier TE Connectivity (TE) introduced the new ultra small spring fingers

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 marzo 2019

The new ultra small spring fingers have one of the smallest footprints in the market to save valuable PCB space, allowing for use in a broad range of applications with space constraints across various industries.TE’s ultra small spring fingers can save valuable PCB space with one of the smallest footprints in the market. Closed-loop contact design ensures reliable connection to the PCB, better normal force and higher current capacity (1.5A). Robust side wall minimizes over-compression. Special anti-lifting design can improve assembly efficiency by locking the tip of the contact within the sidewall of the spring finger, which helps prevent the contact from getting caught on an operator’s glove during assembly. Pick-and-place area supports auto-assembly processes. It is also offered in different heights and styles.As an authorized distributor for TE Connectivity, Heilind Asia provides TE’s products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

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IGI Appoints Chief Executive Officer to Drive Growth in Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 gennaio 2019

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGI), the international specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Nick Garrity to the role of Chief Executive Officer of IGI’s Labuan Branch. Nick will be based in the Kuala Lumpur office.In his new role, Nick will help strengthen the Group’s offering in Asia Pacific, with a planned growth strategy from IGI’s Kuala Lumpur office, which will serve as the Group’s hub, for expansion in the region.Nick has 28 years of experience in the international insurance and reinsurance industry and joins IGI from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Singapore, where he was Head of Sales, Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Nick was Strategic Customer and Broker Relationship Director at Royal Sun Alliance, also in Singapore. Nick has also held Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles at Lockton Companies. Before then, he was at Marsh, starting his career at Willis. Since the company’s inception in Amman, Jordan in 2001, IGI has expanded beyond the Middle East and North Africa region. Today, IGI now writes specialist commercial insurance and reinsurance in over 200 countries. Registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre, IGI has offices in London, Bermuda, Amman, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca.“In Nick, IGI has identified a proven industry expert, who will be able to provide immediate strong leadership and strategic direction to the Group’s plans for growth in Asia,” said Wasef Jabsheh, Chief Executive Officer at IGI. “In the reinsurance space we have grown organically by attracting top talent, and Nick’s expertise in generating growth by creating and retaining high calibre teams in cross-cultural environments will be key to IGI further building scale in Asia.” Nick Garrity added: “IGI has a clear vision for growth on an international scale and in Asia. I’m looking forward to working with an outstanding team and helping IGI expand its profile in Asia and enhance its global and entrepreneurial operation.”

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Il cioccolato Made in Italy di Venchi va alla conquista dell’Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 dicembre 2018

e SACE SIMEST, il Polo dell’export e dell’internazionalizzazione del Gruppo CDP, supportano l’espansione internazionale di Venchi, portabandiera del cioccolato e gelato Made in Italy di alta qualità.Le nuove risorse sosterranno il programma di investimenti 2019-2023 dell’azienda italiana, che prevede un’espansione nel mercato asiatico attraverso l’apertura di negozi monomarca a controllo diretto.Con questo intervento sinergico, il Polo SACE SIMEST e UniCredit si confermano partner strategici per le imprese italiane che – come Venchi – vogliono crescere sfruttando anche la domanda estera, aprendosi quindi alla concorrenza internazionale attraverso l’export e gli investimenti diretti esteri e affermando il Made in Italy nel mondo.
La Cina si conferma mercato prioritario per l’export Made in Italy. L’economia cinese sta vivendo un momento di grande trasformazione: da “fabbrica del mondo” con un’economia votata principalmente all’export, verso un modello che punta sempre più sullo sviluppo del mercato domestico, su un upgrade dell’industria e dei servizi e su una valorizzazione dei consumi. Questo cambiamento offre ampi margini di crescita per l’export italiano. Nel 2017 il nostro export verso la Cina ha raggiunto 13,5 miliardi di euro, facendo segnare un +22% rispetto all’anno precedente. Il settore alimentare ha registrato un’ottima performance con una crescita del 17,2% rispetto al 2016 e ha sfiorato i 407 milioni di euro.
Nei primi 10 mesi del 2018 le esportazioni verso Pechino sono diminuite dell’1,6%, principalmente per effetto della riduzione delle vendite dei mezzi di trasporto che nel 2017 avevano raggiunto una crescita record del 70%. Osservando invece i singoli comparti, prosegue il buon andamento dell’export di alimentari (+2%), del farmaceutico, del tessile e dell’abbigliamento e dell’elettronica.Le vendite Made in Italy verso il Paese del Dragone sono previste in crescita anche nel triennio 2019-2021 (+8,8% in media l’anno). Le prospettive sono ancor più rosee per gli alimentari: è infatti previsto un incremento medio annuo del 9,1% nello stesso arco temporale.

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Heilind Asia Wins the Best Connectors & Electromechanical Products Distributor Awards

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 ottobre 2018

Heilind Asia won the 4th edition EM Best of Industry 2018 – The Best Connectors & Electromechanical Products Distributor Awards from Electronics Maker in Bengaluru, India on September 26th.EM Best of Industry Awards is organized by India’s leading electronics magazine – Electronics Maker well known in the industry for the last 20 years. The award honors leading performers in the industry Best Individual Contributors, Organizations that drive the industry forward, and provide them with a platform to showcase their achievements & product successes. The result of this selection is based on public voting and Electronics Maker experts’ evaluation.
As a well-known interconnect and electromechanical distributor in North America market, Heilind Asia bases on the domestic business and looks to the global market from 2012 when first entered APAC. Heilind Asia provides the operations on the ideals of deep inventory, flexible policies, responsive systems, knowledgeable technical support and unsurpassed customer service; it is these philosophies that have made Heilind Asia move forward fast.
“We are very honored to receive the Best Connectors & Electromechanical Products Distributor Awards from Electronics Maker. With the world’s second largest population of more than 1.2billion, millions of internet users, our market potential in India is enormous. Heilind provides a high quality, flexible and responsive resource that can shorten lead times, consolidate SKUs, reduce manufacturing & handling costs, and improves inventory performance & response to manufacturing, which delivers multiple customer benefits. I believe more and more customers need our service on products and solutions, we will continue to carry forward our strengths and bring the core values of distributors to the industry.” said Mr. Vinod Shekhar, Heilind Country Manager (India).Heilind supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

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Intelsat and APSATCOM Launch IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime in Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 ottobre 2018

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today that APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) will become the first maritime solution partner to offer, in China, IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services. This agreement will deliver a seamless global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers, providing unparalleled throughput, improved economics, and easier access to broadband services. Under the new, multi-year agreement, Intelsat will provide IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services, interconnection, and backhaul to APSATCOM’s data centers. The award-winning IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime platform is a seamlessly integrated managed service that offers multi-layered global coverage by leveraging the power of the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS) and Intelsat’s global network of wide beam satellites.IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime provides a flexible infrastructure for solution partners looking to incorporate high-throughput services while avoiding the complexity of forecasting throughput requirements across the various beams. This enables those solution partners to dramatically improve their economics while delivering higher performance broadband service more efficiently. APSATCOM and other solution partners are able, through this IntelsatOne Flex Service, to customize their solutions and, in turn, deliver a unique value proposition for each of their customers.APSATCOM, which provides a suite of applications for maritime customers to manage business operations and provide crew services, will introduce its IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime offering with a 1-meter antenna solution focusing on Chinese vessels. About 90 percent of global trade is conducted via shipping, and China’s role continues to grow, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. The global reach of IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime also enables APSATCOM to extend its offerings throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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Rocket Software Expands Operations in Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 settembre 2018

Rocket Software, a global technology provider that helps Fortune 500 companies and government agencies modernise critical enterprise applications, today announced the addition of Paul Lin to the company’s senior sales leadership team; he will oversee the company’s reseller and sales operations in Southeast Asia. It’s the latest move in Rocket’s strategic expansion into the Asia-Pacific region, where the company has already struck major deals with financial institutions such as CIMB Bank, Erste Group Bank, Westpac Banking Group, and PT Bank Central Asia Tbk.Lin joins Rocket after serving in senior channel and partner management positions at Prysm Inc., BT Group and Cisco. An accomplished business leader with more than 20 years of professional experience in strategic alliances, portfolio management, channel sales and business development in the IT industry, Lin brings to Rocket a strong track record of driving business growth, building C-level executive relationships, developing channel partner programs and managing complex projects. He is fluent in English and Chinese.“In the short time he’s been here, Paul has already proven himself to be an invaluable member of our channel management team,” said Rocket VP of international sales Chip Salyards. “With his broad cultural knowledge and proven experience in managing channels and strategic alliances, Paul is helping us forge new and important connections. I look forward to working with him and the rest of the APAC team to accelerate business growth in this crucial region.”“I am excited to be a part of Rocket’s fast-growing APAC team,” said Lin. “Every day, companies and governments around the world use Rocket solutions to reliably, efficiently and securely power the IT infrastructure behind many of the world’s most critical financial, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing applications. There is a large and growing need in the APAC market for these kinds of technologies and as a result we are seeing a lot of interest in our solutions.” Rocket already maintains a major presence in APAC. Existing partners in the region include IBM®, Silverlake, Multipolar Technology, Metro Systems and S&I Systems. The company is currently working on a broad range of initiatives in APAC, including projects to leverage technology to better connect citizens with government and to help banks deliver more personalized services for their customers.

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Saki Selects Jayson Moy as General Manager, Saki Asia Pacific

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 settembre 2018

Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and x-ray inspection and measurement equipment, announces that it has selected Jayson Moy as General Manager of Saki Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore. Moy has an extensive background in the electronics industry. As managing director for all aspects of Saki Asia Pacific, he’ll be responsible for Saki’s complete line of 2D and 3D automated solder paste, optical, and x-ray inspection and measurement systems. Saki Asia Pacific covers all of Asia, with the exception of Japan, Greater China, and Korea.Prior to Saki, Moy was VP sales for CheckSum, based in Arlington, WA, and then in Singapore. Before that, Moy spent 20 years working for PVA. He was treasurer and operations director at PVA’s headquarters in New York, managing director of PVA Asia based in Singapore, and started and set up the entire PVA Asia operation from staff to distribution network.Moy received a BS degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance and R&D management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. “Jayson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Saki,” said Sakie (Jodie) Akiyama, president of Saki. “His technical expertise, finance and management background, and ability to understand the markets and needs of people and companies throughout Asia and in the United States, enhance the service and support he provides to Saki and its customers. Jayson is looking forward to working with electronics companies in the Asia Pacific area who need to ensure that their electronics assemblies and packages meet the highest quality standards.”

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MetLife Names New Leaders for Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 agosto 2018

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced that Kishore Ponnavolu has been named President of the company’s Asia region effective Sept. 1, 2018. He will become a member of the company’s Executive Group, report to Chairman, President and CEO Steven A. Kandarian, and be based in Hong Kong.In addition, MetLife announced that Rebecca Tadikonda has been named Head of Strategic Growth Markets, Asia, also effective Sept. 1, 2018. She will report to Ponnavolu and be based in Singapore.Ponnavolu will directly oversee Japan, Korea, Australia and LumenLab, MetLife Asia’s innovation hub. The markets for which Tadikonda will have responsibility are Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Nepal and Vietnam.Ponnavolu is currently head of MetLife’s Auto & Home business in the United States, and Tadikonda is MetLife’s Chief Strategy Officer.“Kishore has a proven track record of transformational leadership that engages customers, motivates employees, and drives profitable growth,” Kandarian said. “These highly transferable skills make him the right leader for our large and growing Asia business, and I have every confidence that he will take it to even higher levels of success.” Kandarian added, “Rebecca is a world-class strategist who has helped MetLife chart a course toward greater customer centricity, efficient capital allocation, and a more attractive portfolio of businesses. With her background advising a range of companies in markets across the globe, including Asia, she was the natural choice to accelerate value creation in the region.”
Prior to serving as head of Auto & Home, Ponnavolu was MetLife’s Chief Strategy Officer from 2011-2013. Before joining MetLife, he held senior positions with American Express, GE Money, McKinsey and Company, and A.T. Kearney Inc. Ponnavolu earned his doctorate in business administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.Tadikonda joined MetLife as Chief Strategy Officer in 2014. Previously, she was a Partner at Bain & Company and has also held roles in marketing at DHL Worldwide Express and VeriSign. Tadikonda earned her master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth University.In addition to her new duties, Tadikonda will remain as Chief Strategy Officer until a replacement is named.Within Auto & Home, Senior Vice President of Product Management Mick Noland and Vice President of Claims Darla Finchum will serve as Interim Co-Heads of the business while MetLife conducts a search for Ponnavolu’s replacement.

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GSMA: Asia Set to Become World’s Largest 5G Region by 2025

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 giugno 2018

Asia Pacific is on track to become the world’s largest 5G region by 2025, led by pioneering 5G markets such as Australia, China, Japan and South Korea, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report. Launches of commercial 5G networks in these markets beginning next year will see the Asia region reach 675 million 5G connections by 2025, more than half of the global 5G total expected by that point. Asia’s move to state-of-the-art mobile broadband networks reflects the mobile ecosystem’s growing value to the region’s economy. According to the report, Asia’s mobile industry added $1.5 trillion in economic value last year, equivalent to 5.4 per cent of regional GDP.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

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Usa-Cina: in Asia Pacifico timori per la guerra dei dazi

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 maggio 2018

La guerra dei dazi tra Usa e Cina fa temere cali di fatturato alle aziende esportatrici asiatiche, mentre le aziende che riforniscono soprattutto il mercato interno vedono le barriere commerciali internazionali come una opportunità di crescita. E’ quanto emerge dal sondaggio realizzato per l’edizione 2018 del Barometro Atradius sui comportamenti di pagamento in Asia Pacifico. Il 45% degli esportatori asiatici, intervistati da Atradius, prevede cali di fatturato tra il 10 e il 20% a causa delle vicende legate alla guerra dei dazi ed alla revisione della geografia commerciale mondiale. In particolare, prevedono cali di fatturato per le restrizioni all’export il 52% delle aziende in Cina, il 65% in Indonesia, il 48% a Taiwan e il 47% a Hong Kong, tutte economie con relazioni commerciali profondamente intrecciate con la Cina. Al contrario, le aziende asiatiche focalizzate sul commercio interno considerano il protezionismo un’opportunità per la crescita del business sul mercato domestico, come nel caso del 29% degli intervistati indonesiani. Inoltre questi paesi stringono sempre di più legami commerciali con il resto del mondo, in particolare con l’Austrialia e con il Giappone le cui aziende infatti, rispettivamente per il 54% e il 51%, non prevedono impatti negativi sul loro fatturato nei prossimi mesi. Secondo Andreas Tesch, Cmo di Atradius, la situazione di incertezza politica internazionale “può abbassare la fiducia delle imprese e innescare il deterioramento del contesto di insolvenza nella regione, è quindi essenziale che i fornitori adottino un approccio lungimirante per proteggere il loro flusso di cassa “. (fonte: Sondaggio Atradius)

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Veeva Announces Merck’s Expanded Use of Veeva CRM for Latin America and Asia Pacific

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 maggio 2018

Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) today announced that Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, is expanding its use of multichannel Veeva CRM to additional markets, including Latin America and Asia Pacific. Veeva and Merck are building upon their seven-year partnership to help Merck standardize on a single global CRM solution in order to drive new levels of operating efficiency and commercial effectiveness worldwide.“Our ability to consistently deliver world-class cloud software helps keep our customers ahead as the life sciences industry evolves,” said Peter Gassner, founder and CEO at Veeva. “We are proud to team with Merck on their important mission to bring innovative medicines to market.”
“Veeva has been a trusted, long-term partner of Merck’s,” said Phyllis Post, vice president and CIO for Global Human Health at Merck. “Moving to a single global CRM solution can help us be more agile while providing the foundation for delivering an efficient and personalized customer experience.”As part of its expansion with Veeva, Merck will now utilize Veeva CRM, Veeva CRM Approved Email, and Veeva CRM Events Management for all users and markets around the globe to enable a seamless customer experience across channels.Join Veeva at the upcoming 2018 Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, May 14-16, 2018, in Philadelphia. Registration for the event is complimentary for Veeva customers and invited guests.

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“Un anno potenzialmente favorevole per le obbligazioni asiatiche”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 aprile 2018

A cura di Clifford Lau, Head of Fixed Income, Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In contrasto con l’inasprimento monetario negli Stati Uniti e con il rallentamento del quantitative easing nell’Unione europea, le banche centrali asiatiche mantengono attualmente una politica monetaria accomodante. Da un punto di vista macro, ciò dà sostegno ai mercati obbligazionari asiatici.In questo contesto stabile, il reddito fisso asiatico offre potenzialmente ricche opportunità per il 2018. Tra i temi chiave figurano: il premio di rendimento delle obbligazioni asiatiche, il miglioramento della solidità delle aziende, il progresso dei mercati di frontiera e il vigore delle valute del continente.Tuttavia, nel 2018 sarà importante adottare un approccio più selettivo che nel 2017. I rischi d’inflazione sono in aumento in tutto il mondo a causa del rialzo dei prezzi di generi alimentari ed energia. In Asia l’inflazione appare ancora gestibile, ma anche qui si registrano rischi crescenti. La situazione è in netto contrasto con il 2017, quando le banche centrali locali hanno ridotto i tassi d’interesse a fronte dell’attenuazione delle pressioni inflazionistiche.
L’aumento dei consumi, la diffusione della tecnologia e la crescente urbanizzazione in Asia sono temi positivi per gli investitori obbligazionari. In generale, l’Asia rimane su una traiettoria di rapido sviluppo che favorisce il miglioramento degli standard di vita e l’arricchimento dei nuclei famigliari, incrementando le opzioni di spesa e modificando le preferenze dei consumatori. L’investimento in obbligazioni di società con un’esposizione a questi temi importanti può generare rendimenti interessanti per gli obbligazionisti.Il tema dei consumi è caratterizzato da un miglioramento della qualità della vita, da un aumento delle opportunità di viaggio e di svago, da maggiori acquisti di prodotti di moda e di abbigliamento, da una domanda più sostenuta di servizi finanziari e da livelli più elevati di credito al consumo. L’innovazione tecnologica coinvolge produttori di hardware e software e operatori dell’e-commerce, con un’espansione degli ecosistemi digitali e l’integrazione regionale tramite attività economiche condivise. Tra le caratteristiche della rapida urbanizzazione in corso si annoverano la conversione da carbone a gas, la nascita di una “Silicon Valley” nella Shenzhen Greater Bay Area e l’emergere di grandi società immobiliari a livello regionale.
Inoltre, vi sono importanti iniziative promosse dalle autorità che contribuiranno a definire la traiettoria economica dell’Asia e a generare opportunità per gli investitori globali. In Cina queste iniziative comprendono la Belt & Road Initiative, la riduzione dell’indebitamento aziendale e l’esportazione della capacità inutilizzata. Nel resto della regione, le più importanti sono la ricapitalizzazione delle banche indiane e le opportunità transfrontaliere per le società del Sudest asiatico nell’ambito della Comunità economica dell’ASEAN.Lo scorso anno i titoli di Stato asiatici hanno attratto gli investitori globali che erano alla ricerca di un rendimento incrementale, e le loro valutazioni, al pari dei loro fondamentali sottostanti, rimangono appetibili rispetto a quelli del reddito fisso core dei mercati sviluppati. Nello specifico, le prospettive d’inflazione favorevoli della regione sostengono le obbligazioni a duration lunga, ad esempio dell’Indonesia.
Le emissioni sovrane dei mercati di frontiera asiatici offrono attualmente un premio di rendimento ancora più elevato. Da una prospettiva macroeconomica, questi mercati includono economie con fondamentali positivi quali: l’adesione alle linee guida dell’FMI (Sri Lanka), ricadute positive del rialzo dei prezzi delle materie prime (Mongolia) e l’attenuazione del rischio politico (Pakistan).
Molte società asiatiche hanno annunciato una crescita vigorosa degli utili nel 2017 e dovrebbero fare lo stesso quest’anno. La robusta domanda interna, l’aumento dei volumi delle esportazioni (con buona pace delle tensioni commerciali tra USA e Cina), l’uso efficace dell’e-commerce per incrementare le vendite e ridurre i costi, e il supporto logistico fornito dallo sviluppo delle infrastrutture contribuiscono tutti ad accrescere la redditività. Il miglioramento della solidità aziendale dovrebbe essere sostenuto dall’ulteriore riduzione dell’indebitamento, che potenzia la copertura degli interessi e i profili di liquidità.Gli spread delle obbligazioni investment grade asiatiche rispetto alle omologhe statunitensi potrebbero subire un’ulteriore compressione (nonostante i livelli storicamente ridotti), specialmente sulla scia dell’indebolimento dei fondamentali societari negli Stati Uniti. Lo spread per unità di leva in Asia, a 146 punti base (pb), è più interessante rispetto a quello delle obbligazioni corporate investment grade dei mercati sviluppati, che offrono appena 40-50 pb, ed è indicativo del profilo di rischio-rendimento molto più favorevole della regione. Le recenti operazioni di allungamento delle scadenze hanno inoltre ridimensionato i rischi di rifinanziamento a fronte dell’aumento dei tassi d’interesse statunitensi.Le obbligazioni societarie high yield asiatiche si presentano generalmente solide, anche se i fondamentali sono più robusti al di fuori del settore immobiliare e di quello minerario, dove registrano nondimeno un miglioramento grazie all’aumento dei contratti di vendita stipulati nel primo e dei rincari delle materie prime nel secondo. Il tasso d’insolvenza è pari al 2%, contro la media del 2,4% dei mercati emergenti, e il segmento high yield asiatico resta relativamente sottovalutato con un minor rischio di duration in un contesto globale.
L’andamento dei tassi di cambio rimarrà una determinante fondamentale della performance dei mercati obbligazionari locali asiatici. Lo scorso anno molte banche centrali regionali hanno adottato politiche accomodanti in risposta all’inflazione modesta; le valute beneficiavano della vulnerabilità del dollaro USA ed erano ulteriormente sostenute dalla solidità dei saldi esterni. La situazione nel 2018 sarà probabilmente più sfumata. Gli investitori si concentreranno verosimilmente sui mercati obbligazionari locali di paesi con prospettive d’inflazione moderate e tassi d’interesse reali più elevati rispetto agli omologhi regionali, con significative riserve di valuta estera da usare come contrafforte contro la volatilità dei tassi di cambio e una crescita economica sostenibile rafforzata da sistemi politici stabili.Più in generale, la rapida crescita del PIL in quasi tutti i paesi asiatici dovrebbe sostenere le divise locali. Solo l’Indonesia è in leggero ritardo sulla base dei dati relativi all’indice PMI.
Gli investitori devono operare in chiave selettiva in tutti i segmenti dei mercati obbligazionari asiatici, individuando quelli che dovrebbero prosperare nell’attuale scenario macroeconomico. Riteniamo opportuno evitare alcuni settori, come quello delle telecomunicazioni indiano, dove la concorrenza spietata minaccia di spingere al ribasso i margini. Permangono inoltre pericoli sul fronte geopolitico, in particolare il rischio di un intervento armato nella penisola coreana e la minaccia di una guerra commerciale tra Stati Uniti e Cina.Tuttavia, la crescente presenza di investitori asiatici sta rafforzando i mercati obbligazionari della regione. Le sottoscrizioni di nuove emissioni e la performance del mercato secondario sono molto meno dipendenti dagli asset manager statunitensi ed europei rispetto ad alcuni anni fa. Un ruolo importante è svolto anche dalle società di wealth management in espansione e dalle compagnie assicurative regionali. I loro specifici requisiti di portafoglio aggiungono nuove spessore ai mercati.Per ottenere rendimenti positivi e regolari dagli investimenti occorre un approccio flessibile e diversificato all’investimento in Asia che dia agli investitori la possibilità di generare alfa nell’arco del ciclo economico.

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