MDIS Roadshow is back in 2023

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – From 10 to 12 of February 2023, the MDIS Roadshow returns for its 2023 edition, featuring more than 70 industry-relevant programmes in partnership with 8 globally recognised university partners from UK and US. Held at [email protected], this year’s roadshow will be the perfect opportunity for prospective students to discover a wide variety of diplomas and degrees. This includes excellent choices of MDIS International Foundation Diploma (IFD) programme, designed to academically prepare students with key fundamentals before they take on the next level of undergraduate study.

Nurturing Future-Ready Students for a Rapidly Changing Job Market

As the global economy continues to evolve, the demand for a constant acquisition of relevant skills, even during employment, has become essential for success. To help students prepare for this challenge head-on, MDIS offers an industry-relevant curriculum to gain a competitive edge in the working world.

Supporting this vision is the introduction of International Foundation Diploma (IFD) programme, a foundational course that prepares students with the prerequisites needed to pursue degree-level study in their course of choice. It is available across various disciplines such as Business, Engineering, Fashion & Design, Technology, Psychology, Media & Communications, Tourism & Hospitality and Life Sciences.

What’s more, students are taught by experienced lecturers with many years of industry experience to ensure that you get the best learning outcome.

Join Us at the MDIS Roadshow 2023

Not only will the MDIS Roadshow 2023 be an excellent opportunity for prospective students to explore a range of disciplines and gain a free one-on-one education consultation. In addition, prospective students may enjoy a 100% fee waiver should they sign up during the promotional period subject to meeting terms and conditions. The MDIS Roadshow 2023 will also feature favourites from previous years, like limited-edition roadshow goodies, a spin & win, and many more.

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Asendia Expands Its Reach in North Asia with the Appointment of Joshua Mclarin as CEO of Asendia Hong Kong/ North Asia Today

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – Asendia, one of the world’s leading e-commerce logistics providers, today announced the strategic hire of Joshua Mclarin as CEO of Asendia Hong Kong/ North Asia. This is a major milestone for Asendia as Joshua will bring his expertise into helping Asendia cater for the growing market needs since its presence in North Asia in 2012.

Joshua has over 21 years of logistics experience, with 16 years in cross-border logistics servicing e-commerce marketplaces and mono brands across Asia Pacific including New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Australia. He was most recently Vice President of Regional Sales at Quantium Solutions International (a Singapore Post subsidiary), where he was responsible for regional business across 12 countries in the region. In this role, Joshua developed origin operations in Europe, linehaul agreements and last mile in Singapore and Asia Pacific to allow fast onboarding of retailers into the network. Joshua brings these proven results and experiences to Asendia with an aim to truly service the growing needs of e-commerce retailers and brands looking to expand into North Asia.

“With Joshua on board Asendia, the strategic management team covering Southeast and North Asia is complete,” said Lionel Berthe, Head of Asendia Asia Pacific. “Stuart Foster, Managing Director of Asian Desk, APAC (Asendia Asian Desk), and Senthil Kumar, CEO of Asendia Singapore/South Asia (Asendia Singapore Pte Ltd) have just joined the team in January 2023. The hire of Joshua strengthens Asendia’s commitment to the North-Asia region.”

These senior appointments of Asendia APAC emphasize a clear focus of the company’s strategy to expands its reach to the North Asia market, especially to the Chinese e-commerce market, which was estimated to generate around US$1.5 trillion in revenue in 2022 – the largest revenue share globally and double of the estimated e-commerce revenue of the United States of America in the same year[1].

Geared towards Expansions into North Asia

Strict pandemic lockdowns and disruptions to global supply-chains have directed increasing consumers flows to online retailers, especially in China where most of the population has now embraced e-commerce[2]. The combined markets of China, Japan, South Korea and the wider Southeast Asia region has accounted for a majority of the global e-commerce sales. Overall, the region’s B2C E-commerce Gross Merchandise Value is projected to increase from US$3,082.3 billion in 2021 to US$5,306.2 billion by 2026[3].

Joshua Mclarin, as CEO of Asendia Hong Kong and North Asia, is key to tapping the immense growth opportunities in China and North Asia for brands and retailers around the world. “Each market has their own nuances, challenges and opportunities. Mainland China generated 108bn parcels in 2021. Whilst the market is mature and fiercely competitive, there is significant opportunities given the CAGR is in excess of 30%. With my experience, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit I am looking forward to capitalising on this growth in Hong Kong and North Asia leveraging Asendia’s strong global network, systems and value-added services,” Joshua commented.

Asendia Full Team Onboard

Together with Senthil Kumar, CEO for Singapore and South Asia, and Stuart Foster, Managing Director of Asian Desk, APAC (Asendia Asian Desk), the Asendia strategic management team will be working together in full force to expand and provide the best support to clients at large.

Senthil is a highly experienced leader who brings with him over 15 years of experience in general management, e-commerce and logistics and has held senior leadership positions in DHL E-commerce, Samsung and most recently with Janio Asia. “Although the current market situations are not ideal from a macro-economic perspective – South and Southeast Asia is still very rife with opportunities for e-commerce cross border flows. With China now coming out of the COVID related lockdowns, I believe that Asendia is well placed with the necessary network, technology, and people as our main competitive advantages to tap into synergies across Asia Pacific. I’m excited and honoured to be part of the Asendia APAC management team and look forward to helping our customers optimize their e-commerce logistics supply chains using a consultative approach,” said Senthil.

Stuart has over 19 years of extensive experience in parcel delivery industry. Stuart started his career with UPS before moving to La Poste France where he successfully launched the International Sales department of Colissimo (a subsidiary of La Poste) as the Head of International Sales. “Asendia’s greatest strength is to be able to satisfy all the e-commerce merchant needs. Thanks to the customs solutions in the main European gateways as Liege, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris, with tracked and untracked services we can deliver to all the countries a merchant will need. Our expedited delivery network can offer our customers in China and Hong Kong who can efficiently access the European markets. We are also developing additional solutions to increase volume exchanges between Europe and Asia. Asian consumers are very keen on buying European goods. We want to facilitate the shipping process to empower European sellers on these strategic markets,” said Stuart.

Asendia has been active in Asia Pacific, including North Asia region, since in 2012. The group has subsidiaries in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Asendia provides brands, retailers, marketplaces and consolidations logistics and digital solutions access to global markets through extensive and innovative distribution solutions, harnessing their worldwide postal partnerships.

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Avery Dennison partners with Enterprise Singapore for AD Stretch startup accelerator program

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The local startup ecosystem will benefit from both corporate and government funding for innovators working to create new and sustainable solutions for the packaging industry.

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), a global materials science and branding and information solutions company, will be funding Singapore-based startups for the AD Stretch accelerator program with support from Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG), the government agency championing enterprise development.

< >AD Stretch is a non-dilutive startup accelerator program powered by Highline Beta that focuses on solving complex problems for the packaging industry including reducing waste, improving customer experience and enhancing supply chain resilience. The partnership with EnterpriseSG will provide support to help Singapore-based startups scale successfully and run global pilots together with a Fortune 500 packaging and labelling leader.

The partnership with EnterpriseSG was announced at the recent inaugural AD Stretch Demo Day in Singapore, an event showcasing the cutting-edge solutions in the labels and packaging space developed by the nine startups selected for the first cohort of the program, which focused on pilots in Asia Pacific and Latin America. The event was attended by senior representatives from Avery Dennison, EnterpriseSG and Highline Beta, as well as over a hundred members of the local business community and startup ecosystem.

Anil Sharma, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Label and Graphic Materials, Asia Pacific said, “Innovation has always been at the heart of Avery Dennison, and we believe that investing in regional innovation can create global impact. We are also committed to driving collaboration across the ecosystem, and look forward to the support from Enterprise Singapore as we collectively solve some of the most pressing business challenges, while in parallel accelerating the growth of promising innovators and companies.”

Ms Emily Liew, Assistant CEO (Innovation & Enterprise Services) at EnterpriseSG, said, “We are happy to partner with Avery Dennison to create opportunities for early-stage start-ups to jointly develop solutions that can help them to build track record for scaling up, while enabling Avery Dennison to access wide-ranging innovative solutions in Singapore. We want to inspire more of such collaborations between large corporates and Singapore-based start-ups, which are vital to the development of relevant, cutting-edge innovations that have the potential for commercialization and impact.”

Launched in November 2022, the second cohort of AD Stretch is currently accepting applications from across the world with a focus on designing and executing pilots primarily in North America and EMENA (Europe, the Middle East and North Africa). Avery Dennison has worked with globally recognized innovation services firm focusing on corporate-startup collaborations, Highline Beta, to design, launch and run AD Stretch. Together, they developed key challenge areas for AD Stretch Cohort 2 within three main themes – making consumer packaged goods smarter, packaging 2.0, and sustainability.

Learn more about AD Stretch and how to apply at www.adstretch.com.

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APPENDIX

No< > Name of start-up< > Details of pilot program< >
Asia Pacific Programs< >
1< > CollectID< > Piloting digital triggers in embellishments with a combination of encrypted, smartphone-ready NFC tags with secure, immutable NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to guarantee a product’s authenticity with just a single tap on the smartphone.
2< > FL Technology< > By combining polymer material science and plant physiology, the team has created a nanomaterial that can simultaneously remove ethylene and inhibit the growth of decay-causing bacteria, which is applied to the green storage of fruits.< >
3< > Makegrowlab< > Growing and utilizing a new generation of materials and resources to replace fossil fuels in packaging, textile and others, and creating a solution that is durable and home compostable as a great alternative to plastic-coated paper and foils.< >
4< > Varcode< > An accessible solution for time and temperature monitoring data without the added use of batteries or electronics to improve the safety, quality, and sustainability of perishable products all the way to the last mile.< >
5< > Wastelabs< > An AI platform that optimizes expensive, inefficient waste and recycling logistics to enable manufacturers to produce more goods from recycled materials.
Latin America Programs< >
6< > Arylla< > Creating a portfolio of quality solutions for a variety of printing systems that will enhance the protection for brands and products and communicate key information for end users.< >
7< > Cellr< > A tech solution designed to help wine and spirit brands of Latin America better engage with their customers. The solution optimizes data points, enables brand protection, and enhances brand interaction.< >
8< > GreenPlat< > A cleantech with an ESG blockchain architecture-based SaaS for environmental solutions. The software replaces manual control on waste generation, CO2 emissions, energy, and water consumption.< >
9< > StaTwig< > An end-to-end solution that gives the food and pharmaceutical industries insight into where products are at any given time and enables them to make improved supply chain decisions.< >

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Fabrica X Announces New Store Concept which Celebrates Innovation in Biomaterials in Textile and Lifestyle Products

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Giving waste a new lease of life – six-month showcase hosted in partnership with Fidelity International, Biofabricate, and Lenzing Group

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – Fabrica X, the Impact Retail concept store operated by The Mills Fabrica in Hong Kong, today announces its new campaign, which over the course of six months, will celebrate innovations in biomaterials in textiles and lifestyle products. Biomaterials are new materials regenerated from organic waste through nature-based, biological processes to create more sustainable products. Along with its global partners, Fabrica X will enable Hong Kongers to learn, experience, and purchase biomaterial innovations and products in fabric materials, such as alternative leathers derived from coffee waste or footwear made from wood.

< >Relaunched in July 2022, Fabrica X is an innovative concept store that combines retail, education, and experiential discoveries through different thematic campaigns related to sustainability. The Mills Fabrica itself was grown out of Nan Fung Group’s textile legacy in Hong Kong, with a mission to accelerate innovations for sustainability, environmental and social impact.

From lab to store, to closet – a one-stop-platform to bring new technology to everyday lives

Synthetic fibers today represent 65% of global fiber production, of which 56% of fibers produced are derived from fossil fuels, according to Textile Exchange’s 2022 report. The huge amount of textiles produced means an equally staggering amount is sent to landfills or incinerated each year estimated at one garbage truck of textile waste every second. This contributes to the release of greenhouse gas emission as textile waste decomposes in landfills.

“Our first campaign in 2023 serves to showcase — and celebrate — the wonders and progress made in biomaterials science. Today we are seeing lab innovations transform into beautiful, practical, and biodegradable fabrics, dyes, and materials spun into clothing,” said Cintia Nunes, General Manager, Head of Asia, The Mills Fabrica.

“Fabrica X is putting the spotlight on biomaterials as we urge consumers and businesses to rethink conventional textile materials, particularly in our daily lives — and understand the real environmental and social implications of their purchases.”

Fabrica X aims to use its Impact Retail concept store not only as a retail space for businesses to sell products made with sustainable materials, but also to exhibit innovative biomaterial concepts and fabrics where people can touch, feel and observe the materials. It includes an experiential zone where people can get hands-on learning experiences on transforming common food waste and natural materials into new life. By doing so, Fabrica X aims to put this issue front and center in Hong Kongers’ lives, and urges businesses and retailers to make more conscious purchasing decisions by seeing and understanding the innovative alternatives that are available in the market today.

With an emphasis on hands-on education, Fabrica X will also showcase the lifecycle and decomposition process of biodegradable fabric throughout the campaign period of 6-months.

With support from Fidelity International, Biofabricate, and Lenzing Group

With a shared belief in building a more sustainable future, Fidelity International is forming a collaborative partnership with Fabrica X, to support and influence consumers and businesses to become more sustainable.

“At Fidelity, we understand that every decision from investment to daily wearables, has an impact for society. That is why we take an active approach to sustainable investing, seeking to steer companies towards decisions that will positively impact the greater good. United by the goal of building a more sustainable future, we are proud to partner with Fabrica X and lend our support to drive biomaterial innovation at home and beyond to unlock new sustainable possibilities across industries. We seek to become the catalyst to fundamentally change industry practices to become more mindful of consumption choices,” said Ellie Tang, Director, Sustainable Investing from Fidelity International.

In addition to Fidelity International, Biofabricate, the global authority in sustainable biomaterials, is the campaign’s Knowledge Partner – ensuring that educational contents used in the campaign are verified, impactful, and not susceptible to greenwashing. Lenzing Group, one of the world’s leading supplier of specialty fibers for the textile and nonwovens industries – with its flagship brand TENCELTM – provides ecologically responsible fibers for the exhibition.

Fabrica X is open to partnerships and collaborations with startups, brands, corporates and investors from Hong Kong and around the world to join its mission to promote materials sustainability, and to accelerate development and adoption of innovative biomaterials.

The six-month showcase will feature global innovations that will change the industry, including the incubatees and investees from The Mills Fabrica, as well as a number of local, regional, and global innovators who will unveil their innovative and sustainable materials made with from fruit peels, seashells, mushroom, and many more, for the public to feel and experience. During which, Hong Kongers can also shop from featured brands which produce clothings and other goods made from such biomaterials.

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Investment outlook 2023 made by OctaFX

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – The year 2022 remains in the rear-view mirror. There was no shortage of buzz in the market last year: rising interest rates, an ongoing inflation shock, and, as a result, falling stock markets and a strengthening dollar. Just imagine, at the end of the year the S&P500 was headed down 18%.

If we speak about the stock market, we should not be critical, as the decrease in the value of assets was mixed and there are even positive moments:

  • The Energy sector is a striking example; it added 52% for the year and is, in fact, the only sector in the green zone.
  • Utilities and Consumer Staples have proven to be defensive equities (and practically unchanged).
  • Healthcare fell less than the entire market (8% drop in total).
  • Other cyclical sectors (Basic Materials, Industrials, Financials) have recovered over the past two months, resulting in a decline of about 10%.
  • The Telecommunications, Technology, Real Estate and Consumer Discretionary sectors, which are sensitive to rising interest rates, remain deep in the negative zone.

< >We have taken all these trends into review and provided you with the most probable scenario of the situation. The following research aims to let our clients know the 2023 trends in the assets they trade (currency pairs and stocks).

We’ve highlighted two sets of information. In the first part we look at trends in the macroeconomics of countries and forecast the value of the U.S. dollar, and in the second part we share a vision about key industries that we think will perform in 2023.

As we said, this outlook will be of primary interest to our clients, because they can use all the asset types and market situations discussed to execute trades on their accounts.

United States & US Dollar.

We expect the U.S. recession to continue in the first half of 2023, then recover and rebound, gaining strength by the end of 2023:

  • The business cycle will outpace the economic cycle. Market players will be more optimistic, setting the stage for public equities valuation growth. Nevertheless, the full-year targets for U.S. economic growth and inflation may reflect a mostly recessionary outlook—we forecast that the inflation shock of the last 18 months has stopped—core inflation will slow from 5% now to 3% at the end of 2023. The unemployment rate will rise from 3.5% to 4.0% by year-end.
  • We believe that in order to contain inflation (on the background of stronger real income growth), the U.S. Fed will raise the rate three more times in 25 bps increments to a peak of 5–5.25%. We also do not expect a rate cut in 2023.
  • Based on the above, the US dollar’s rise may slow and possibly reverse due to a slowdown in inflation and monetary policy easing by the US Federal Reserve starting in the second quarter (March–April) of 2023.

< >Global economies

US economic resilience is contrasted with a European recession and a boomy reopening in China. The energy supply shock resulting from the Russia-Ukraine war will contribute to weaker growth in the Eurozone. The situation in Asia-Pacific (APAC) mirrors that of China’s reopening and their rejection of zero tolerance Covid in China

< >Commodity still looks attractive

  • All commodities had a strong two-year run, and we expect this rally to continue, including Energy. The bullish super cycle that began in March 2020 continues. The lack of supply, which contributed to positive commodity returns in 2021 and 2022, will continue into 2023.
  • OPEC+ has taken key strategic steps to minimise supply while maximising the price. U.S. preferences are increasingly shifting toward renewable energy, while Russian oil is subject to restraining sanctions. The implication is that falling global oil production will contribute to higher prices over the next few years. Thus, the International Energy Association (EIA) forecasts production growth of 1% in 2023, which with the average assumed growth of global GDP of 1.8%, creates these prerequisites (see fig.).

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  • However, in 2023, commodity prices may reverse as we expect a recession in the first half of the year. Once recession fears subside in the second half and demand starts to pick up, we expect commodity prices to start rising. Our year-end forecast is $95 for Brent and $91 for WTI.

< >In the stock market, we identify two sectors that, for different reasons, have growth potential and could be attractive in 2023, but at the same time do not rule out separate market stories with other stocks:

Big Techs have big trends

After the technology crash of 2022, some companies are still struggling to recover, and investors may think that the best days of technology companies have passed.

Ambitious plans can definitely be pushed aside. For the technology sector, 2023 is a year of uncertainty and skills shortages. This puts a strain on all activities in 2023.

Companies are focused on optimising business processes and reducing budgets, which, in our opinion, will have a negative impact on growth stocks.

However, we see the negative market sentiment as a great opportunity for the “Big Techs” (Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, Visa, etc.), as their businesses have become well-established.

We believe that rising interest rates and macroeconomic and geopolitical concerns have simply distracted investors from long-term trends that create growth opportunities for companies in Semiconductors, Cloud technologies and 5G.

(Our clients can trade 22 shares in this sector)

Healthcare—good fundamentals creating upside opportunity

In the first half of 2022, we saw a massive selloff across the entire spectrum of the market, and the Healthcare sector is no exception. But with so much negative sentiment already factored into stock prices, the fundamentals become quite interesting and speak to the undervaluation of this category of stocks. If confirmed by investors’ willingness to buy, the healthcare sector could rise in 2023.

Another tailwind is worth highlighting: The US Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in August 2022, included a 3-year extension of enhanced subsidies for consumers who purchase health coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. This is a benefit to health insurers offering Medicare and/or Medicaid plans.

Regardless of where the U.S. markets go next, the Healthcare sector may offer a combination of protective and growth characteristics that could be attractive in a variety of scenarios.

(Our clients can trade 22 shares in this sector).

The Bottom Line

Due to the fact that business cycles outpace economic cycles, we believe that cyclical stocks have growth potential first and foremost.

We believe that the themes described in this review are the key ones that will drive the world economy. We deliberately divided the forecasts into America and non-America, understanding that the U.S. dollar is the main measure of the state of the world economy. And within 2023, the U.S. dollar tends to decline, which is a leading positive signal for the global economy and all categories of public equities.

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Hong Kong Jumps to Fourth-Placed Ranking in Global Data Center Market Comparison

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  • Hong Kong moves up to fourth overall in global rankings from sixth in 2022 report
  • Beijing and Shanghai both rise notably in market size ranking

< > HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – Hong Kong has reconfirmed its position as a top data center market globally in Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Global Data Centre Market Comparison report.

The annual report, now in its fourth year, ranks major data center markets around the world according to 13 weighted categories, including market size, fiber connectivity, power cost and environmental risk, to determine the top overall markets as well as the top performing markets in each category.

Hong Kong jumped to fourth in the overall rankings in the new report, scoring highly across categories; with strong connectivity, consistent demand, availability of cloud services and a business-friendly tax structure offsetting high land prices. Hong Kong moved up from sixth overall in the 2022 global rankings. John Siu, Managing Director, Hong Kong at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Hong Kong is one of Asia’s leading and still-rising strategic locations for data centers, reflected in its move up in the overall global rankings to fourth place in the 2023 report. On the ground, Cushman & Wakefield Hong Kong recently advised a pan-Asia data center operator BDx to pre-lease the majority area of a brand new building at No. 38 Wing Kei Road, Kwai Chung, as their third data center location in Hong Kong. This transaction further demonstrates the global demand and market confidence in Hong Kong’s data center market by multinational players. We anticipate the data center segment will continue to grow as the city continues to expand and develop its innovation and technology industry in the upcoming years.”

Hong Kong and Singapore were the only two cities outside of the United States to make the top 10 overall rankings. Singapore ranked third place within the top markets globally in all three high-weight categories: market size, fiber connectivity and cloud availability. Its strong performance across categories including its low vacancy rate — reflective of high demand — low environmental risk, and its status as a smart city helped cement its rank despite its recently-lifted two-year moratorium which limited new stock.

In the United States, Northern Virginia, the largest data center market in the world and the top-ranked market for the past three years, this year shared the highest rank with Portland following surging prices for prime land and a county-wide pause on development due to power restrictions in Northern Virginia. Portland surged from 10th place in the 2022 report to achieve the joint top spot. Atlanta rounded out the top five markets.

Asia Pacific

Within Asia Pacific, Singapore and Hong Kong were ranked first and second, with Sydney and Seoul tying for third place. Tokyo rounded out the top five markets.

With more accurate data on the size and scope of data center deployments in mainland China, Beijing and Shanghai have both risen notably in the market size rankings.

In the overall rankings for Asia Pacific, the report ranks Beijing as the sixth placed market and Shanghai as the eighth placed market.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Asia Pacific Data Centre Practice Group Todd Olson said: “2022 saw hyperscale tenants continue their expansion across all regions. Hyperscalers, followed closely by co-location providers and developers, have shown increasing interest in secondary and emerging markets which often offer greater availability of, and lower prices for, both land and power. Moving forward, we expect to see secondary markets make significant jumps in the rankings.”

Overall Asia Pacific Top 10 Data Center Markets

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Sydney*
  4. Seoul*
  5. Tokyo
  6. Beijing
  7. Mumbai
  8. Shanghai
  9. Melbourne
  10. Kuala Lumpur

* Ranking tie

Overall Global Top 10 Data Center Markets

  1. Northern Virginia*
  2. Portland*
  3. Singapore
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Atlanta*
  6. Chicago*
  7. San Francisco Bay Area*
  8. Dallas
  9. Phoenix
  10. Seattle

* Ranking tie

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Tüdl Care To Bring In BambooBebe Products – South Korea’s Top Bamboo Baby Care Brand

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 6 February 2023 – Tüdl – pronounced “Too-dal” – Care is on the path to becoming a leading international brand retailer with its latest announcement to carry BambooBebe, the number one bamboo baby care brand in South Korea. This makes Tüdl Care the first and current only online baby store in Singapore to offer products from the brand.

Established in 2007, BambooBebe stands out in the market due to its revolutionary, self-developed, and environmentally friendly bamboo material. Its bamboo fabric offers high breathability and absorbency that are even better than cotton, making its products suitable for Singapore’s humid weather. In addition, the bamboo fabric is soft and silky to the touch and does not contain any pesticides or harmful chemicals that can put baby’s sensitive skin at risk.

Tüdl Care will be offering a wide range of BambooBebe’s baby care products in its online store, such as handkerchiefs, bath towels, clothing pieces, baby bamboo blankets, nursing items, and bedding items. These products are crafted with either of eight bamboo fabrics: Bamboo Signature, Bamboo Airy, BambooMesh, 3 Layer of Jacquard, Double Loop, BambooModal, Micro Bamboo Cotton, and Bamboo Seesucker, that are 100% manufactured in South Korea by BambooBebe’s Reseach and Development team with over 15 years of experience in the industry.

All of BambooBebe’s products have undergone oeko-tex certification (class 1) in South Korea, guaranteeing their compliance with international safety and environmental standards. Parents will be glad to know that BambooBebe remains the first and only brand to this day to renew this certification on an annual basis.

BambooBebe’s promise to deliver premium baby care products is in line with Tüdl Care’s mission to provide only the very best for parents. Each product is handpicked by Tüdl Care’s in-house team of professionals and has undergone strict evaluation to ensure its quality and safety. Aside from carrying tried-and-tested educational toys in Singapore, Tüdl Care also offers various products, including nursing and feeding accessories like the Haakaa Teether, to enhance the experience of motherhood.

Despite providing quality baby products, Tüdl Care keeps prices low through its Price Match Policy. If parents were to spot an identical product at a lower price offered in Singapore, Tüdl Care would try its best to match it.

For more information, please visit https://www.tudlcare.com/.< >

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Spackman Media Group Artist Son Suk-ku’s BIG BET Season 2 Premieres On February 15, 2023 On Disney Plus

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Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL” or the “Company“), and together with its subsidiaries, (the “Group“), is one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups. SEGL is primarily engaged in the independent development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea.

The Company was founded in 2011 by renowned media and technology investor Charles Spackman who served as the Company’s Executive Chairman until 2017. For the past two decades, Mr. Charles Spackman has been a powerhouse in the Korean entertainment industry starting in the early 2000’s with the pioneering success of Sidus Pictures, the largest movie production company at the time and the first to be listed in Korea. Mr. Spackman is also the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the global investment firm, Spackman Group. For more information, please visit

 http://www.charlesspackman.com and

 https://spackman-group.com/charles-spackman.

Since its founding, SEGL had produced more than 30 major motion pictures including a number of the highest grossing and award-winning films in Korea, namely #ALIVE (2020), CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), DEFAULT (2018), MASTER(2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), SNOWPIERCER (2013), COLD EYES (2013) and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012).

Our films are theatrically distributed and released in Korea and overseas markets, as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, including online streaming, cable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and home video/DVD, etc. Generally, we release our motion pictures into wide-theatrical exhibition initially in Korea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.

The Group also invests into and produces Korean television dramas. In addition to our content business, we also own equity stakes in entertainment-related companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing core operations. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the ticker 40E.

Production Labels

SEGL owns a 100% equity interest in Studio Take Co., Ltd. (“Studio Take“) which produced STONE SKIPPING (2020) and THE BOX (2021). Its latest film, A MAN OF REASON, is set to be screened theatrically and digitally in North America and at theatres in Korea in the first half of 2023. A MAN OF REASON premiered in the US at the 42nd Hawaii International Film Festival. The film was also invited to the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film festival in North America, and the 55th Sitges Film Festival, one of the world’s top three genre film festivals. Studio Take shall also release an upcoming film, THE GUEST, in 2023 tentatively.

SEGL owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp“), an investor, presenter, and/or post-theatrical distributor for a total of 80 films (59 Korean and 21 foreign) including OKAY MADAM (2020), LONG LIVE THE KING (2019), MY FIRST CLIENT (2019), ROSE OF BETRAYAL (2018), THE OUTLAWS (2017) and SECRETLY, GREATLY (2013), which was one of the biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun of MY LOVE FROM THE STARS (2013), as well as FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY (2013). In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the post-theatrical rights distributor of ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012), a top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In 2018, THE OUTLAWS, co-presented by Novus Mediacorp broke the all-time highest Video On Demand (“VOD“) sales records in Korea. For more information, please visit

 http://novusmediacorp.com

The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Greenlight Content Limited (“Greenlight Content“) which is mainly involved in the business of investing into dramas and movies, as well as providing consulting services for the production of Korean content. Through the acquisition of Greenlight Content, the Group’s first co-produced drama, MY SECRET TERRIUS, starring top Korean star, So Ji Sub, achieved #1 in drama viewership ratings for its time slot and recorded double digits for its highest viewership ratings. Greenlight Content was one of the main investors of MY SECRET TERRIUS.

The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Simplex Films“) which is an early stage film production firm. The maiden film of Simplex Films, JESTERS: THE GAME CHANGERS (2019), was released in Korea on 21 August 2019. Simplex Films has several line-up of films including HURRICANE BROTHERS (working title).

The Company owns a 20% equity interest in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and release four upcoming films, the first of which will be THE ISLAND OF THE GHOST’S WAIL, a comedy horror film.

Talent Representation

The Company holds an effective shareholding interest of 43.88% in Spackman Media Group Limited (“SMGL“). SMGL, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively one of the largest entertainment talent agencies in Korea in terms of the number of artists under management, including some of the top names in the Korean entertainment industry. SMGL operates its talent management business through renowned agencies such as SBD Entertainment Inc. (Son Suk-ku, Han Ji-hyun, Park Keun-rok), MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Son Ye-jin, Wi Ha-jun, Lee Min-jung, Ko Sung-hee, Lee Cho-hee), UAA&CO Inc. (Kim Sang-kyung) and Play Content Co., Ltd. (Hwang-hwi). Through these full-service talent agencies in Korea, SMGL represents and guides the professional careers of a leading roster of award-winning actors/actresses in the practice areas of motion pictures, television, commercial endorsements, and branded entertainment. SMGL leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artists as a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality of entertainment content projects, including theatrical motion pictures, variety shows and TV dramas. This platform also creates and derives opportunities for SMGL to make strategic investments in development stage businesses that can collaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company. For more information, please visit

 http://www.spackmanmediagroup.com

The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. (“Constellation Agency“). Constellation Agency, which owns The P Factory Co., Ltd. (“The P Factory“) and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. (“PMG“), is primarily involved in the business of overseas agency for Korean artists venturing into the overseas market. The P Factory is an innovative marketing solutions provider specializing in event and branded content production. PMG is a talent management agency which represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment.

Strategic Businesses

The Company also operates a café-restaurant, Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and own a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.

For more details, please visit

 http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/

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Protection and partnership in today’s Waitangi Day Doodle

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“One of the core principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is protection and partnership. This tiki artform represents the ambitions of our tipuna, and honours the aspirations of both Māori and the wider community for protection of land, community and partnership.” says Hori-Te-Ariki Mataki (Ae, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kauwhata, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui me Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi) of the artwork he has designed for today’s local Google Doodle. 


Shared today for all in Aotearoa to see on New Zealand’s Google homepage, this Doodle celebrates the ambitions of two cultures and their shared desire to protect and provide for their people. Taking its likeness from pounamu, a taonga in Māori culture, the colours represent the physical – land, sea and air – taonga of tangata whenua. “The outstretched arms of the tiki represent the integration of cultures and future innovation to protect these natural domains of our environment, the flora and fauna, for all generations to come.”Hori explained.

Aotearoa New Zealand today recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi which was signed on 6 February 1840. Kiwi’s search interest in Te Tiriti o Waitangi has tripled over the past 12 months in New Zealand showing a growing desire to lear more. Searches for the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi reached a ten-year high in May last year. 


Of his work, Hori shared that the use of “language, art forms and philosophies of our ancestors and tikanga Māori allow us to create, communicate and connect. And the latest technologies in design and strategy help our people toward a better future.”

D&A Jewellery: Grand Opening of International Flagship Boutique

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Biggest collection of never-seen-before Colombian emeralds coincides with grand opening celebrations

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 4 February 2023 – In conjunction with the official opening of its international flagship boutique in Singapore, D&A Jewellery is proud to present an extraordinary collection of never-seen-before, exceptional quality, investment-standard Colombian emeralds.

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From 4th to 10th February 2023, gemstone aficionados will have the opportunity to marvel at over 100 significant pieces of the highly-prized green gemstone at D&A Jewellery’s flagship boutique at ION Orchard, meticulously sourced, selected and procured, they are a testament to the brand’s unwavering ethos of offering nothing but the best. Remarkable pieces in the collection include an astonishing 92.14 carats, of vivid green, octagonal-shaped Colombian emerald, a pair of stunning pear-shaped, vivid green Colombian emeralds totalling 88.39 carats, a set of 15-pieces Colombian emeralds totalling 175.31 carats, and many more, all of which certified by renowned, international gemological laboratories.

Synonymous with royalty, emeralds are one of the world’s oldest gemstones. Indeed, Cleopatra was renowned for her love of the gemstone that is considered the “Jewel of Kings” and was known to have adorned herself and her palace with emeralds. Today, emeralds found in Colombia, especially the ones mined in the Cordillera mountains of the Andes, particularly from the Muzo mines there, are the most sought-after by collectors globally.

The most important feature of all emeralds is the colour and even a slight variation in the color of an emerald has a very significant effect its value. Those with a bright, pure green hue, reminiscent of fresh grass under the sunlight, with saturation and a glow that radiates from inside the gem, are considered exceptionally rare, and hence, most precious.

< >Founded by Jewish sisters Daria and Anna, D&A is the epitome of style, luxury and finesse. With its luxurious, contemporary jewellery flagship boutique spanning over 1,000 square feet, D&A Jewellery aims to create a whole new shopping experience for the modern fine jewellery and precious gems consumer. With a multitude of experiential elements, from installations to eclectic furnishing and artworks from renowned artists, together with a stunning selection of rare and precious gems, as well as exceptionally crafted fine and high jewellery, the boutique provides a complete and immersive experience.

To view the extraordinary emeralds in private, please call 82072008 to arrange an appointment, or visit D&A Jewellery flagship boutique at #03-04, ION Orchard.

For more information, please visit www.da.style or checkout their Instagram @da_jewellery< >

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