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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- THE Social Market was abuzz with activity, and many of which were busy enjoying the scrumptious food, or looking for gifts for their loved ones. It was indeed a success, as Selangor Dredging Berhad hosted an event to collaborate with social enterprises at the inaugural The Social Market.

Held last Friday, The Social Market was open from 11am to 3pm at the Courtyard of Wisma Selangor Dredging. There were 10 vendors operating different stalls supporting the less privileged communities in Malaysia. Working with women from low-income groups, Batik Boutique creates artisanal gifts and fashion accessories made from hand-woven batik. Greenyards meanwhile, provides alternative channels for the local community to dispose their used cooking oil and subsequently reprocesses the oil into eco-friendly soaps, washing powder and aromatic candles.


KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Bernama) -- AmMetLife Takaful Berhad ("AmMetLife Takaful") recently launched its latest product i-Am Wira, a shariah compliant term Takaful plan that is available online anytime at your convenience. i-Am Wira offers three coverage plans with triple indemnity benefits for individuals aged from 18 years to 55 years old. As a modern Takaful provider, it is essential to reach out and connect with the younger generation and educate them on the importance of protection. Hence, i-Am Wira is designed with the younger generation in mind, catering to the needs and affordability of those who have just started out in their career.


The Chilean central securities depository (CSD) will boost its infrastructure capabilities and increase efficiencies with fully-fledged CSD solution based on the Nasdaq Financial Framework

NEW YORK and SANTIAGO, Chile, May 25 (Bernama) -- Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Depósito Central de Valores (DCV) today announced a new landmark agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Chile's central securities depository (CSD).

"We are very satisfied with our thorough, year-long vendor partnership process in selecting the Nasdaq platform, which will replace the core system of the DCV," said Fernando Yáñez, CEO of DCV. "We believe with the implementation of this new system, we will have more opportunities for growth and diversification in our current services, as well as strengthening our day-to-day operations."


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 25 (Bernama) -- PubMatic, the automation solutions company for an open digital media industry, today announced further expansion of its OpenWrap product, now the industry's first free and fully-supported hybrid wrapper solution. Extending the most widely used open-source container script, Prebid.js, OpenWrap optimizes a publisher's integration mix of client- and server-side demand to future-proof their ad decisioning strategies.

"Publishers no longer need to choose between growing monetization today with client-side integrations and preparing for a future where auctions will transition to the server-side," said Evan Simeone, SVP of product management, PubMatic. "By extending the leading open-source code, Prebid.js, which has access to over 70 demand partners and hundreds of DSPs, OpenWrap now provides publishers with the broadest access to demand in market while eliminating the need for them to make tradeoffs. To ensure future success, publishers must be able to effectively optimize their header bidding integrations to help maximize revenue and simplify partner management."


KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) received the Good Corporate Governance Award from Malaysia Canada Business Council (MCBC) as a testament to IWK's unwavering commitment in upholding corporate governance best practices to maintain integrity, highly transparent and ethical management of the sewerage services business.

The award was presented to IWK's Chairman, Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang by Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, and Judith St. George, the Canadian High Commissioner in Malaysia, here last night.


KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) today announced it has reached an agreement with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. ("Phoenix"), to divest its 100% interest in PETRONAS Philippines Energy Inc. ("PEPI") and jointly divest its 40% interest in Duta Inc. ("Duta"), subject to approval by the Philippine Competition Commission ("PCC"). The divestment of PEPI and Duta will mark the exit of PDB from the LPG business in the Philippines.

PDB Chairman, Md Arif Mahmood said, "Our exit from the LPG business in the Philippines is part of the company's portfolio review exercise."


SUBANG JAYA, May 24 (Bernama) -- Tan Sri Dato' A.K. Nathan commemorates the tenth edition of the prestigious Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) CEO Night, enlightening global expansion frontiers for Malaysia at E-City Hotel, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Tan Sri Dato' A.K. Nathan, the Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Eversendai Corporation Berhad, a prominent figure in local and global high-rise structural steelwork industry especially in the Middle East, is honoured as the invited keynote speaker for this year. Emphasising on 'Empowering Positive Transformations' topic, Tan Sri Dato' A.K. Nathan shares his thoughts on innovative leadership by sustaining core values through Eversendai own achievements from a modest structural steel erection specialist in the country into one of the world's leading integrated structural steel turnkey contractor.

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