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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- BIMB Holdings Berhad ("BHB") recently received three prestigious awards, reflecting the organisation's continuing excellence in all aspects of its business operations and contributions to the financial industry. The three awards received include Best Sustainability Strategies and Best Sustainability Report awards at the Asia Sustainability Excellence Awards 2017 event held on 2 August 2017, and Silver (Highest Growth in Profit after Tax over Three Years) award in the Finance Sector (Below RM10 Billion Market Cap) at the The Edge Billion Ringgit Club Corporate Awards 2017 event held on 21 August 2017.

At the same award ceremony, BHB's subsidiary, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad also bags two awards; Silver (Highest Return on Equity over Three Years) and Gold (Highest Return to Shareholders over Three Years) in the Finance Sector (Below RM10 Billion Market Cap).


NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has announced the availability of proprietary U.S. equity feeds from Equinix's London International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center - LD4 - located in Slough, U.K. As part of Nasdaq's efforts to bring U.S proprietary equities data to a larger audience, Nasdaq now offers Nasdaq TotalView and Nasdaq Basic from LD4. Nasdaq Basic combines Nasdaq Best Bid and Offer (QBBO), with either Nasdaq Last Sale (NLS), or Nasdaq Last Sale Plus (NLS Plus).

"We continue to focus on working closely with our clients around the world in order to help them gain secure, efficient access to our markets," said Jeff Kimsey, Head of Global Data Products, Nasdaq. "Buy-and sell-side clients based in the U.K. can now access our U.S. data products directly from the exchange through the Equinix LD4 data center."


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- As Malaysia gears up for the on-going transformation towards a fully digital economy, Cybersecurity is of paramount importance. Recent public and private partnerships including Malaysia Digital Economy Corp's (MDEC) partnership with Alibaba to establish an e-hub under the world's first Digital Free Trade Zone; and the partnership between Cybersecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist and technical agency, and Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation highlight how cyber security awareness is a top priority for both the public and private sectors.

These collaborations are a step in the right direction as revealed in Akamai's Second Quarter, 2017, State of the Internet - Security Report. Cyberattacks, including total web application attacks, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and reflection-based attacks are increasing in frequency, methods of attack and efficacy. Though DDoS attacks remain a constant threat, Akamai's latest report shows that the number of IP addresses producing DDoS traffic has plummeted in Q2 2017.


Investment from private equity firm Rhône Capital

LONDON, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- VistaJet today announces that it has signed a ground breaking transaction with investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital, which have invested $150 million of cash into the business. Together with secondary acquisitions, Rhône will have a $200 million stake in VistaJet, in a transaction valuing VistaJet's equity on a post-money basis in excess of $2.5 billion. The investment is another key milestone in VistaJets growth story and a major vote of confidence in the Company's strategy and business model.


SHAH ALAM, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- This September 8th, leading experts will be at the Setia City Convention Centre to share and discuss about the benefits, challenges, pragmatism and potential of building Zero Waste and Zero Plastic cities, as part of the Selangor Smart City & Future Commerce Convention 2017.

The Green City Forum will feature speakers from the UN and the region, such as Indonesia, and the Philippines. Local waste management experts and environmental entrepreneurs will also share their thoughts on how to make businesses green, yet still profitable.


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) collaborated to organise the Research Funding and Powering the Innovation Engine Conference on 23 and 24 August, which aimed at increasing industry-academia collaboration. The conference, held at MIDA's headquarters in KL Sentral, also aimed to present research funding opportunities and grants from leading funding bodies.

The two-day conference was built upon the key focus areas from the 11th Malaysian Education Blueprint, namely research, development, commercialisation and innovation. The conference also strived to combine key areas of the Malaysian Government's initiative, known as the Malaysian Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called smart industrial systems.


PETALING JAYA, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Starglitz 3.0 and F'Street are calling for potential contestants. Both The Starglitz 3.0 and F'Street are amongst the initiatives by MyCreative to provide promotional opportunities to the singers, cooks and bakers driving the Malaysian creative scenes as well as a platform for the industry experts to discover fresh talents.

StarGlitz 3.0 is open to all Malaysians aged 16 and above. Contestants (solo or group) are required to submit a clip of them singing with a minimum duration of 60 seconds to a maximum of 90 seconds and upload it onto YouTube. Other than that, there is no restriction to the language or genre of the song selected, and applicants may choose between singing a song, playing musical instrument or both.