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Driving the Digital Economy - The 2021 Global Digital Trade Conference and Wuhan (Hankoubei) Commodities Fair thematic event "Digital Trade and Technology" held in Wuhan, Hubei

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:30pm

SINGAPORE, Oct 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 2021 Global Digital Trade Conference and Wuhan (Hankoubei) Commodities Fair held the thematic event "Digital Trade and Technology" in Wuhan, Hubei.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Oct 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 2021 Global Digital Trade Conference and Wuhan (Hankoubei) Commodities Fair held the thematic event "Digital Trade and Technology" in Wuhan, Hubei.
  • More than 300 distinguished guests, including leading experts and scholars in digital trade and economy, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders attended the conference.
  • They shared new insights into digital trade and technology under China's new "dual circulation" development strategy and the future development of the global digital economy.
  • As one of the key highlights of the 2021 Global Digital Trade Conference, the "Digital Trade and Technology" event aims to become the leading platform that facilitates discussions, exchanges, and conversations around global digital trade.

Loh Boon Chye, CEO of SGX: Strengthen market connectivity and capital flows, and support China's internationalisation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:30pm

At the same time, SGX continues to look for ways to strengthen market connectivity between Singapore and China, and Southeast Asia.

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  • At the same time, SGX continues to look for ways to strengthen market connectivity between Singapore and China, and Southeast Asia.
  • SGX's Loh feels that Southeast Asia is fast leapfrogging in digitalisation, as reflected in an increasing number of technology unicorns.
  • "Digitalisation has the potential to transform the efficiency of capital markets and advance Asia's capital markets infrastructure," says Loh.
  • In closing, Loh reiterated SGX's commitment to support China in its internationalisation journey and look forward to greater collaboration opportunities and mutual success.

Indonesia Develops Blue Economy to Boost National Manufacturing Industry Growth

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:45am

"Therefore, the blue economy is a great opportunity to harvest economic benefits and help Indonesia to develop sustainable energy and resilient food sources.

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  • "Therefore, the blue economy is a great opportunity to harvest economic benefits and help Indonesia to develop sustainable energy and resilient food sources.
  • The blue economy can later also help the manufacturing sector to grow to new heights, among other sectors, such as the wild fisheries sector.
  • "There are various manufacturing industry sectors that will benefit from the development of a blue economy in the wild fisheries sector, such as the seafood processing and packaging industry and the wild fisheries equipment assembly industry.
  • A blue economy strategy that will increase the growth of the manufacturing industry and thereby the national economy must be developed immediately, and Indonesia is fully committed to developing and achieving a sustainable blue economy.

Topelia Australia launches US$25M Series A call for COVID-19 ATT Ziverdox

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:45am

- Based on current research, the ATT provides an inexpensive and medically efficacious treatment for the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19.

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  • - Based on current research, the ATT provides an inexpensive and medically efficacious treatment for the prevention and early treatment of COVID-19.
  • The company said: "Topelia proposes to offer the ATT treatment alongside the current vaccination program to treat and vaccinate our way out of this pandemic.
  • The novel Antiviral Triple Therapy, to be branded as Ziverdox, comprises TGA-approved medications prescribed for decades with exceptional safety profiles.
  • Topelia Australia was founded based on the wealth of experience in commercialising the ground-breaking triple therapy cure for peptic ulcers which has saved over 18 thousand lives in Australia alone.

Spikes Asia Awards 2022 Announces the Integration of the Tangrams Awards and Launch of the Strategy & Effectiveness Spike

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:33am

- Three new awards added: Strategy & Effectiveness Spike, Creative Data Spike, and Social & Influencer Spike.

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  • - Three new awards added: Strategy & Effectiveness Spike, Creative Data Spike, and Social & Influencer Spike.
  • The winners of the Spikes Asia Awards will be announced in March 2022 along with the return of Spikes Asia x Campaign Asia: The Experience.
  • Responding to the growing correlation of creativity and effectiveness, the programme has gradually aligned with Spikes in recent years, with 2022 seeing the full integration of the Tangrams Awards categories into the Spikes Asia Awards.
  • For queries on Spikes Asia Awards, please send an email to awards@spikes.asia
    For queries on the Young Spikes Competitions and Spikes Asia Academy, please email: RyhnL@spikes.asia

Corinium Presents CDAO Deep Dive ASEAN Online: Data Innovation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:28am

We are now launching our Chief Data and Analytics Officer (CDAO) Deep Dive ASEAN series taking a closer look at the topics requested by the Southeast Asian data community.

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  • We are now launching our Chief Data and Analytics Officer (CDAO) Deep Dive ASEAN series taking a closer look at the topics requested by the Southeast Asian data community.
  • Our Data Innovation Online Deep Dive will address the latest in driving data initiatives to growth business, converting traditional infrastructure, getting the most value out of data, implementing successful intelligence programmes, what risks should be taken with investments, building strategic data partnerships, and more.
  • - Making Data Fit for Purpose: Delivering Trusted, High Quality, Robust Data
    Effective data governance through the lenses of risk, privacy, ethics, compliance and digital trust.
  • Promoting the business value of data governance, tracking all data elements and ensuring effective lifecycle management.

Jogo Global Partners with SCCG Management

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:49am

"Securing this partnership with SCCG Management is another important move that will further establish Jogo Global within the gaming industry," says David Marcus, Jogo Global Group CEO

Key Points: 
  • "Securing this partnership with SCCG Management is another important move that will further establish Jogo Global within the gaming industry," says David Marcus, Jogo Global Group CEO
    LAS VEGAS, NV, Oct 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Jogo Global, the fast-growing platform provider and casino content developer, has partnered with consultancy firm SCCG Management in a move that is set to elevate the company's strategic business development strategy.
  • SCCG Management is led by former legislator, lawyer and gaming industry veteran Stephen Crystal.
  • Stephen Crystal, at SCCG Management, said: "Working alongside an ambitious company like Jogo Global has been an energizing experience for us.
  • David Marcus, Jogo Global Group CEO, said: "Securing this partnership with SCCG Management is another important move that will further establish Jogo Global within the gaming industry.

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00am

It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.

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  • It is a reminder for gender equality, to amplify girls' voices meaningfully, and to support their presence and leadership.
  • Women's effective participation and leadership have been recognized by UN Women reports to improve productivity, enhance ecosystem conservation, and create more sustainable systems.
  • We believe that promoting women and youth leadership can significantly contribute to the development of a country.
  • Next year, Indonesia will be trusted to host the G20 Summit, which will focus on three pillars: promoting productivity, increasing resilience and stability, and ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth.

Top AI Experts Shed Light on the Need to Accelerate AI, RPA to Support Businesses and Enterprises in The Philippine Market

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:11am

Hosted by Trescon, World AI & RPA Show convened over 250 online participants that included major stakeholders of the Philippines' AI ecosystem including government authorities, top AI experts and solution providers.

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  • Hosted by Trescon, World AI & RPA Show convened over 250 online participants that included major stakeholders of the Philippines' AI ecosystem including government authorities, top AI experts and solution providers.
  • The virtual conference featured leading AI organizations such as Oracle and Denodo coming together to discuss the Philippines' AI and RPA prospects.
  • Innovations like AI, however, need to be contextualized and integrated into an enterprise use case," stated Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon.
  • World AI & RPA Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world.

What is TRX? Everything You Need to Know about TRON

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:00am

This time, we'll be looking at TRON Network and its native coin, Tronix (TRX).

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  • This time, we'll be looking at TRON Network and its native coin, Tronix (TRX).
  • - TRON's DApp ecosystem reached more than 80 Dapps in 60 days of the TRON Virtual Machine (TVM) launch.
  • TRON network also has no lock period when unstaking and practically zero transaction fees, making it a popular blockchain for many users.
  • You can claim your TRX rewards once every 24 hours directly from the TRON network via Moonstake Wallet.

Ni Hsin Signs HOA with MNA Energy to Develop Battery Technology for EV Two Wheelers

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 10:00am

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Ni Hsin EV Tech Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Main Market-listed Ni Hsin Group Berhad (formerly known as Ni Hsin Resources Berhad) ("Ni Hsin"), today entered into a Heads of Agreement ("HOA") with MNA Energy Sdn Bhd ("MNAE") to develop battery technology for electric motorcycles (EV Two Wheelers) as well as participate in the business and growth of MNAE.

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  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Ni Hsin EV Tech Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Main Market-listed Ni Hsin Group Berhad (formerly known as Ni Hsin Resources Berhad) ("Ni Hsin"), today entered into a Heads of Agreement ("HOA") with MNA Energy Sdn Bhd ("MNAE") to develop battery technology for electric motorcycles (EV Two Wheelers) as well as participate in the business and growth of MNAE.
  • MNAE produces battery energy storage systems for electric mobility and stationary applications such as telecommunications towers and solar energy farms.
  • It is pioneering Electric Mobility-as-a-Service (EMaaS) in Malaysia, by developing SmartSwap - a game-changing turnkey solution for a battery swapping infrastructure for Electric Motorcycles.
  • Khoo Chee Kong, Managing Director of Ni Hsin EV Tech Sdn Bhd, said: "We see EV Two Wheelers leading the adoption of alternative power sources that can reduce carbon footprint and transition towards a greener economy.

Berjaya Partners Holista to Offer Healthy Breads and Foods in Starbucks Malaysia, 7-Eleven and Other F&B Outlets

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 9:00am

Berjaya operates the Malaysian franchises of Starbucks (320 outlets) and Kenny Rogers Roasters (73 outlets) as well as the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores (2,400 outlets).

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  • Berjaya operates the Malaysian franchises of Starbucks (320 outlets) and Kenny Rogers Roasters (73 outlets) as well as the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores (2,400 outlets).
  • It also owns the Cosway international network marketing arm which has 396 outlets in Malaysia and 559 outlets globally.
  • Holista has commenced work to develop a range of low-GI white sandwich rolls, croissants, and ciabatta for Starbucks outlets in Malaysia.
  • "Holista is excited to partner Berjaya Group to offer Malaysians a range of healthy foods.

Justin Sun Acquired NFTs of Digital Zones for $2 Million

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 1:02pm

In tandem with the NFT, Mitchell F. Chan also wrote a detailed bluebook for his Digital Zones, and its limited hard copies will also be available.

Key Points: 
  • In tandem with the NFT, Mitchell F. Chan also wrote a detailed bluebook for his Digital Zones, and its limited hard copies will also be available.
  • The blue book details the history of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other digital assets, and their relationship with Yves Klein's artworks.
  • Digital Zones, short for Digital Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility, is a limited edition NFT issued by artist Mitchell F. Chan in August, 2017.
  • Chan produced eight series of Digital Zones, containing 101 NFTs in total, with ten for each series from Series 1 to Series 7 and 31 for Series 0.

Winners of the FMC 2021 International Scoring Competition Are Already Known

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 8:33am

LONDON, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On October 3 & 5 FMC- Film Music Contest & Awards 2021 announced the winners of all categories of the competition.

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  • LONDON, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On October 3 & 5 FMC- Film Music Contest & Awards 2021 announced the winners of all categories of the competition.
  • FMC is annually organized prestigious and influential international music contest and awards that seeks, promotes and rewards music composers, producers, musicians, instrumentalists from around the globe.
  • High level of professionality, increasing interest and popularity of FMC contest in the world addressed this year music composers and musicians from more than 40 countries.
  • It was there, where the international organizational team of FMC, together with its main organizer Mgr.

GOME Retail Enters into a Framework Agreement with GOME Management to Provide Management Services

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 7:03am

HONG KONG, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - GOME Retail Holdings Limited (HKEX stock code: 493, "GOME" or "the Company", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group") announced today that the Group entered into a Framework Agreement with GOME Management Limited ("GOME Management") which is wholly owned by the controlling shareholder of the Group ("Controlling Shareholder").

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  • HONG KONG, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - GOME Retail Holdings Limited (HKEX stock code: 493, "GOME" or "the Company", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group") announced today that the Group entered into a Framework Agreement with GOME Management Limited ("GOME Management") which is wholly owned by the controlling shareholder of the Group ("Controlling Shareholder").
  • Based on the above calculation, the maximum aggregate amount of management fees for three years is up to RMB 2.8 billion.
  • In the second phase of "Home Living" Strategy, the Group focuses on the retail and home services industries.
  • In addition, the Framework Agreement is expected to greatly improve the Group's ability to obtain customer traffic at a high efficiency with low cost.

StraitsX surpasses SGD 2 billion mark in digital assets-related transactions in 2021 and unveils new platform

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 4:00am

SINGAPORE, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - StraitsX, Southeast Asia's pioneering digital assets platform developed by Xfers, a Singapore-based FinTech licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for e-money issuance, today announced that it has surpassed the SGD 2 billion mark in digital assets-related transactions on its payment platform in 2021 alone.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - StraitsX, Southeast Asia's pioneering digital assets platform developed by Xfers, a Singapore-based FinTech licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for e-money issuance, today announced that it has surpassed the SGD 2 billion mark in digital assets-related transactions on its payment platform in 2021 alone.
  • The new StraitsX platform features a redesigned and streamlined user interface to enable faster and more efficient navigation.
  • The StraitsX platform enables individual users to transfer, mint and redeem XSGD with a connected bank account, in addition to spending their XSGD with various digital asset platforms.
  • We hope to continue to bring value to our users in Southeast Asia through the StraitsX platform and the StraitsX stablecoins."

EC Healthcare expects to achieve a record-high sales volume in first half of FY21/22

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 12:08am

We believe that the upcoming consumption will further rebound after the re-open of the border between mainland China and Hong Kong.

Key Points: 
  • We believe that the upcoming consumption will further rebound after the re-open of the border between mainland China and Hong Kong.
  • EC Healthcare is Hong Kong's largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services.
  • The move, which is supported by the Group's high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism.
  • The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China.

Luk Hing Entertainment announces cessation of Macau operation

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 11:30pm

HONG KONG, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Luk Hing Entertainment Group Holdings Limited ("Luk Hing Entertainment" or the "Group"; stock code: 8052), a premium clubbing and entertainment business operator based in Asia, announces the cessation of its Macau operation today.

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  • HONG KONG, Oct 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Luk Hing Entertainment Group Holdings Limited ("Luk Hing Entertainment" or the "Group"; stock code: 8052), a premium clubbing and entertainment business operator based in Asia, announces the cessation of its Macau operation today.
  • Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which has significantly affected the business of the Group's operation in Macau, the Board has today announced the cessation of operation of Club Cubic Macau with effect from October 8, 2021.
  • The Board emphasizes that the Group's Zhuhai and Hong Kong businesses will remain in normal operation and will not be affected.
  • Mr. Choi Siu Kit, Executive Director and Managing Director of Luk Hing Entertainment, said, "Club Cubic Macau has been our pride since the Group's establishment.

Legend Capital leads ForQaly Medical's Series B financing

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 7:13am

Recently, it completed its Series B fundraising led by Legend Capital, followed by CD Capital, SAIF Partners, Chengwei Chuangban and Co-win Ventures.

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  • Recently, it completed its Series B fundraising led by Legend Capital, followed by CD Capital, SAIF Partners, Chengwei Chuangban and Co-win Ventures.
  • Existing investors Lilly Asia Ventures and Kaitai Capital also participated in the funding round.
  • Joe Zhou, the Managing Director of Legend Capital, said: "VAD, especially the interventional one, has a huge market prospect in China.
  • We are glad to partner with ForQaly Medical and will establish a long-term cooperation with the company.

Cielo Survey Finds That 50% of HR and Talent Acquisition Professionals in APAC Face Challenges in Quality of Hire

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 3:00am

Furthermore, talent acquisition professionals today are increasingly challenged with attracting a future-proof talent pool and ensure new hires meet organisational objectives.

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  • Furthermore, talent acquisition professionals today are increasingly challenged with attracting a future-proof talent pool and ensure new hires meet organisational objectives.
  • However, APAC diverges from this global trend, identifying quality of hire as the main challenge at 46.2% - skills shortage ranks second, jointly with time to hire at 35.4%.
  • Furthermore, this challenge is exacerbated for APAC respondents that do not leverage RPO models compared to those that do (26.7%).
  • "Skills-based talent acquisition has the potential to address many of APAC's unique concerns, as well as those which the region shares with talent acquisition teams worldwide.

Babylon Project 2.0: World Blockchain Hackathon in the Metaverse

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 3:00am

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 8, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Blockchain Hackathon returns this month with Babylon Project 2.0, its second annual virtual hackathon, focusing on the decentralized web.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 8, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Blockchain Hackathon returns this month with Babylon Project 2.0, its second annual virtual hackathon, focusing on the decentralized web.
  • The Babylon Project is a hackathon initiative committed to democratizing access to global innovation and the adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.
  • The broadest vision of the World Blockchain Hackathon is a future ecosystem in which blockchain innovation becomes the standard backbone for impenetrably secure, fast-moving, intelligent global technologies of all kinds.
  • Other partners include Alchemy, Investinu Group, Blockchain Council, PIABO PR, Waterdrip Capital, Crypto Chicks, Women in Blockchain Talks, Women Who Code Blockchain, Blockchain Acceleration Foundation, Blockchain Founders Fund, WEVE Acceleration, Qubic Labs, Flat 6 Labs, B4H, Blockchain by Women, and Kerala Blockchain Academy.

CerbACT Asia Holds Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Immuno-oncology Centre of Excellence

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:48am

The opening ceremony held on the 30th September 2021, was attended by distinguished guests virtually and in-person, marking the start of operations and expansion of the precision medicine offer in Asia.

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  • The opening ceremony held on the 30th September 2021, was attended by distinguished guests virtually and in-person, marking the start of operations and expansion of the precision medicine offer in Asia.
  • "Everyone here at CerbACT Asia is fully committed to provide high-quality results to our clients and hope to improve patient outcomes through precision medicine," says Dr George Wei, Managing Director of CerbACT Asia.
  • Together, we offer a broader range of top-notch technologies and services in Asia.
  • CerbACT Asia is an Immuno-Oncology Centre of Excellence that empowers precision medicine development and drives better patient outcomes by applying deep biomarker expertise to research and clinical development strategies.

Ev Dynamics' 12-Meter E-Bus Passes Homologation in Europe

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:13am

Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of Ev Dynamics, said: "We are thrilled to have taken a big step forward in launching our e-buses in the European EV market.

Key Points: 
  • Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of Ev Dynamics, said: "We are thrilled to have taken a big step forward in launching our e-buses in the European EV market.
  • With the vehicle now having passed homologation, we are ready to leverage the business network and experience of Quantron and launch our products in Europe.
  • Michael Perschke, International Advisor of Ev Dynamics and CEO of Quantron, said: "We are seeing a growing demand for EVs in Europe on the back of favorable policies and the market trend of electrification of public transport.
  • In light of the strategic partnership, Quantron will focus on product development whilst Ev Dynamics will be in charge of production.

Paragon Casino Resort and Betfred Sports Launch Sports Betting in Louisiana

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:05am

"Our partnership with Betfred Sports marks a new chapter for Paragon - which has always been a source of pride for Marksville and the people of Louisiana," General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort, Marshall Sampson, Sr., said.

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  • "Our partnership with Betfred Sports marks a new chapter for Paragon - which has always been a source of pride for Marksville and the people of Louisiana," General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort, Marshall Sampson, Sr., said.
  • Together, we are offering a first-class sports betting platform and venue that will make Paragon Casino Resort the place to bet and watch games in Louisiana."
  • We look forward to utilizing our 50 years of bookmaking experience with our fantastic partner, Paragon Casino Resort, to bring the best sports betting experience to bettors in the state."
  • Paragon Casino Resort is inviting sports fans from both Louisiana and across the region to visit Marksville, LA and place their bets at the world-class facility.

Mattex Asia Announces Partnership With Build King

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 8:24am

HONG KONG, Oct 7, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Mattex Asia Development Limited ("Mattex Asia"), a subsidiary of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (stock code: 00711), today announced that Build King Holdings Limited ("Build King"), a major construction contractor in Hong Kong, has agreed to invest in the company and a cooperation agreement signing ceremony was held this morning.

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  • HONG KONG, Oct 7, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Mattex Asia Development Limited ("Mattex Asia"), a subsidiary of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (stock code: 00711), today announced that Build King Holdings Limited ("Build King"), a major construction contractor in Hong Kong, has agreed to invest in the company and a cooperation agreement signing ceremony was held this morning.
  • Build King will become the strategic shareholder of Mattex Asia and the parties will cooperate in accelerating the digitalisation of processes used in construction material management and procurement.
  • Mattex Asia Development Limited ("Mattex") was found in 2017, as a member of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (stock code: 00711.HK).
  • Build King Holdings Limited (Stock code: 00240.HK)
    Build King Holdings Limited ("Build King") provides extensive construction services in three main areas: civil engineering work, buildings and environment.