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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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Pacific Enterprise Bancorp Announces Commencement of Stock Repurchase Program

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 marzo 2019

Pacific Enterprise Bancorp (OTC: PEBN), the holding company for Pacific Enterprise Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program.
Under the stock repurchase program, Pacific Enterprise Bancorp may repurchase up to 50,000 shares of its common stock, or approximately 1.7% of the currently outstanding shares. Unless extended by the Board of Directors, the stock repurchase program will terminate on the first anniversary of its adoption.“This stock repurchase program demonstrates our confidence in the strength of our business and commitment to delivering value for our shareholders,” said Brian Halle, Pacific Enterprise Bancorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer.Under the stock repurchase program, Pacific Enterprise Bancorp may acquire shares from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions, at the discretion of management, and on terms (including quantity, timing and price) that management determines to be necessary, appropriate or advisable. The repurchase program does not obligate Pacific Enterprise Bancorp to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time at the discretion of the its Board of Directors without notice.

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Pacific Enterprise Bancorp Announces Commencement of Stock Repurchase Program

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

Pacific Enterprise Bancorp (OTC: PEBN), the holding company for Pacific Enterprise Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program.
Under the stock repurchase program, Pacific Enterprise Bancorp may repurchase up to 50,000 shares of its common stock, or approximately 1.7% of the currently outstanding shares. Unless extended by the Board of Directors, the stock repurchase program will terminate on the first anniversary of its adoption.“This stock repurchase program demonstrates our confidence in the strength of our business and commitment to delivering value for our shareholders,” said Brian Halle, Pacific Enterprise Bancorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer.Under the stock repurchase program, Pacific Enterprise Bancorp may acquire shares from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions, at the discretion of management, and on terms (including quantity, timing and price) that management determines to be necessary, appropriate or advisable. The repurchase program does not obligate Pacific Enterprise Bancorp to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be modified, suspended or discontinued at any time at the discretion of the its Board of Directors without notice.

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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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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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Pacific Prime Receives Bupa Global’s Best Performance – Intermediary Award

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2018

Pacific Prime is pleased to announce that they have been honored with the ‘Best Performance Award – Intermediary’ from Bupa Global at their annual APAC conference.Held annually, this conference recognizes outstanding achievements among Bupa Global’s key partners around the APAC region. This year, Pacific Prime was recognized for their strong performance in 2017, a recognition that highlights the expertise held by the company.Upon winning the award, Neil Raymond, Pacific Prime’s CEO commented, “Being named as a top performer is a huge honor for Pacific Prime; one we feel exemplifies the achievements of our company in 2017.” He continued, “As a long-term partner of Bupa Global, we believe this award exemplifies the commitment our two companies have to bringing robust insurance solutions to our clients in the APAC region and beyond.”
Commenting on the award, Sheldon Kenton, Managing Director at Bupa Global said, “As one of our trusted insurance intermediaries, we are delighted to present Pacific Prime with the Best Performance award which is demonstrative of the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of our partnership. Together, we are able to leverage market insight, understand industry developments and ensure customers receive the very best standard of service.” This award will go on the shelf beside numerous other awards from Bupa Global that Pacific Prime has earned, including two awards naming the broker as Bupa’s Top Distributor two years in a row, and another award for being a top producer of individual sales. Together, these awards highlight Pacific Prime’s dedication to delivering high quality insurance solutions and services.

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The case of Pacific: a local multinational in Colombia in the process of restructuring

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 27 ottobre 2016

colombiaNow that the referendum in Colombia has rejected the peace deal between the government and the FARC guerrilla group, Colombians mourn or celebrate, and supporters of the peace process search for alternative options to ensure that so many years of negotiations will not be in vain. All eyes are on the peace process and the FARC, but even with a peace deal some of Colombia’s conflicts will remain unsolved.
Today, SOMO and INDEPAZ are releasing a report on the oil company Pacific Exploration & Production, a company without a long-term strategy and driven by its appetite for oil. In only five years, Pacific became the second largest oil company in the country. The report shows how the company – in its period of rapid growth – contributed to land conflicts by allegedly accumulating land illegally. In a very short time, Pacific extracted the oil and polluted the environment. They came, they saw, they conquered… and then went bankrupt.
The Colombian government aims to boost economic activity in order to restore peace, but the research into Pacific Exploration & Production shows that companies in the minerals-energy sector are often linked to armed groups and contribute to militarization. Pacific also contributes to the unequal distribution of land, the root cause of Colombia’s internal conflict, by occupying vast territories. Furthermore, the report shows that Pacific failed to abide by the country’s laws and standards for business and human rights in various aspects. It failed to disclose its full corporate structure and has been sentenced for false transactions with fake suppliers. The company accumulated almost 55,000 hectares of land – much more than officially allowed – and many of these plots were acquired in irregular ways. Finally, indigenous leaders blame Pacific for having failed to respect their right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). They argue that the company has paid fake community leaders to approve their projects. In a country where land disputes are a key driver of the civil conflict and where territorial issues are highly contested, this can easily spark renewed conflict. Therefore, it is crucial that oil companies like Pacific operate with enhanced due diligence, strictly monitored by the state, so that they do not contribute to conflict but help to build peace. The end of the armed conflict and the building of a stable and lasting peace requires active commitment on the part of the state and civil society, and particularly multinational companies, in order to contribute to the achievement of an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development, in which the protection of and respect for human rights is strengthened.

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EPS sceglie un veterano dell’energia per guidare lo sviluppo asiatico. Khek Koon Then nominato Senior Vice President a Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 novembre 2015

Khek Koon ThenParigi Khek Koon Then è il nuovo Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific di Electro Power Systems, azienda quotata sul mercato regolamentato francese, che opera nel settore dell’energia sostenibile e specializzata in sistemi e soluzioni di stoccaggio di energia a zero impatto ambientale, con siti produttivi, ricerca e sviluppo in Italia. Khek Koon Then avrà il compito di sviluppare l’espansione di EPS nel mercato Asia-Pacific.
Nato a Singapore e laureato in ingegneria meccanica, Then vanta una carriera ventennale nel gruppo Eni, guidando dal 1981 al 1997 l’allora AGIP Petroli (ora divisione “Exploration & Production” di Eni) in Asia e trascorrendo tre anni a Roma. Rientrato in Asia, ha continuato a rappresentare l’azienda nel mercato dell’Asia-Pacific e quello dell’Estremo Oriente come Senior Vice President sino al 2001.
Khek Koon Then, oltre che Senior Vice President del gruppo Eni e amministratore delegato di THEN Petroli, é stato membro del consiglio d’amministrazione di numerose società quotate sul mercato regolamentato di Singapore (tra cui Strike Engineering Limited ed ei-Nets.com), executive director di Soup Restaurant Group e membro del consiglio d’amministrazione di SISTIC.com, la più grande società di servizi di ticketing dell’area Asia-Pacific. “Il panorama energetico della regione Asia-Pacific sta rapidamente cambiando: se da un lato, il fabbisogno energetico rimane elevatissimo e in costante crescita, dall’altro, si sta sempre più radicando la necessità di una produzione di energia distribuita e a basso impatto ambientale – afferma Khek Koon Then, Senior Vice President a Singapore di Electro Power Systems – Per questo ho deciso di supportare Electro Power Systems, un’azienda altamente innovativa e dalle grandi potenzialità, che offre una soluzione di stoccaggio unica e in grado di rispondere alle esigenze energetiche di questa regione.” “Con il suo ingresso nel management team, guidato dal CEO Carlalberto Guglielminotti, EPS acquisisce non solo un veterano dell’energia, ma soprattutto un businessman di lungo corso, con una fortissima esperienza nella realizzazione di progetti in aree in via di sviluppo – commenta Luca Dal Fabbro, Presidente di Electro Power Systems – La regione Asia-Pacific è un mercato in forte espansione e, per noi, ad altissimo interesse: siamo certi che, grazie alle competenza di Then, EPS riuscirà a farsi conoscere e a radicare la propria presenza”. (foto: Khek Koon Then)

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Papua New Guinea: Deport Greenpeace

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 novembre 2011

Mount Tarvurvur in Papua New Guinea

Image via Wikipedia

Imagine you’re a landowner in the Corn Belt and one afternoon a group of environmentalists decide to enter America illegally, trespass on your property, and block I-29 used to bring your corn to the local grain co-op. If this sounds absurd or farfetched, it’s not. In recent weeks, the people of Papua New Guinea, the poorest country in the Pacific, have found their country invaded by Greenpeace along with their warship, the Esperanza. In Pomio, East New Britain, thousands of landowners turned out to protests against Greenpeace’s attempts to stop the harvesting of wood for local industry and shipping to customers overseas, a move that would have devastating consequences for the local economy. Not surprisingly the local community in Pomio has inundated The National, a popular local newspaper, with complaints about Greenpeace’s invasion and flagrant abuse of Papua New Guinea’s sovereignty. Greenpeace’s actions are supported not least by a cabal of sympathizers and eco-activists that receive money from the U.S. Government. Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT), a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), sends U.S. taxpayer funds to poor countries to encourage them not to engage in global trade. In 2009 and 2010, Papua New Guinea received $335,000 and $190,000 respectively from RAFT. That’s more than half a million dollars to prevent commercial forestry. But the problem is much more widespread and expensive. Rather than supporting global pro-market initiatives, USAID gave $10 million to WWF in 2009, then added an additional $30 million to WWF this year so that the group could further its dogma of conservation-at-all costs, this time in Nepal. For an agency that purportedly serves to support economic development, funneling taxpayer-funded aid to developing countries to slow forest land development undercuts USAID’s mission.All of this threatens to disrupt an economic miracle. Papua New Guinea’s economy is thriving, with some analysts predicting that the country could see GDP growth forecast for 2011 from 8 percent to a very strong 9.3 percent. Thanks in part to a thriving oil and natural gas sector, as well as continued robust trade ties with Australia, Papua New Guinea, according to one analyst, “now stands on a junction of change and social revolution on the basis of having a major resource project such as PNG LNG developing in the country and a range of other mining projects as well.” It’s time for the people of Papua New Guinea and the government to do what Indonesia has just done—deport and blacklist Greenpeace from ever coming back into the country.

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