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A motorcycle lubricant that effectively resists engine stress to prolong bike life and improve ride quality

MUMBAI, India, March 30 (Bernama) -- PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) today launched PETRONAS Sprinta with UltraFlex, its flagship range of motorcycle lubricants formulated to resist engine stress and promote a longer bike life.

This new range of motorcycle lubricants addresses the core requirements of motorcycle riders who want reliable and better quality rides.


SINGAPORE, March 30 (Bernama) -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited ("Takeda"), announced today that Ricardo Marek has been appointed as the President of the Emerging Markets Business Unit (EM BU), based in Singapore, effective April 1, 2017. In his new role he will lead all business operations across five geographic Areas that comprise EM BU - Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), China, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Russia-CIS. Marek will also serve as a Corporate Officer and member of Takeda's Executive Team, and report to Christophe Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Takeda.

After joining Takeda in 2011, Ricardo became President of Takeda Brazil in 2013. He then took-on additional, concurrent responsibilities, as Area Head of Latin America (LatAm) in 2014. Ricardo will be relocating from his home in São Paulo, Brazil, to Singapore and succeeds Giles Platford who has moved to Zurich as President of Europe and Canada, also effective April 1, 2017.


KOTA BHARU, March 30 (Bernama) -- Giant Tunjung Mall opens its doors today boasting 195,000 sq ft in size with 127 retailers under one roof. With this second hypermarket in Kelantan, Giant Tunjung Mall marks another significant growth for GCH Retail Malaysia Sdn Bhd and signifies GCH Retail's strength as the leading player in Malaysia's food retail industry.

With its new store concept and layout, coupled with 350 parking bays and 57,000 sq ft of hypermarket haven, Giant Tunjung Mall will be the one-stop solution provider for all family needs, able to cater to more than 51,000 households within the area. Designed with the consumers in mind, the mall is equipped with dining outlets, major fast-food chain restaurants as well as a big food court offering a wide of selection of local delicacies. An icing on the cake at the mall, will be the 700 sq ft indoor children playground to delight the shoppers.


Melaka, March 30 (Bernama) -- "There is no doubt that quality foreign direct investments (FDI) is important in terms of job creation, transfer of advanced technology, human capital development and growth of domestic companies. Nonetheless, domestic investors need to take on a more aggressive role in driving the country's investment agenda to ensure Malaysia continues to enjoy sustainable economic growth in the future," said YB Datuk Ahmad Maslan, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Investment (MITI) in his opening speech during the Southern Region Domestic Investment Seminar 2017 today at the Hatten Hotel, Melaka. The seminar was organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and supported by MITI.

"The Government will continue to support the growth of domestic companies including the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in increasing their competencies and capabilities through the available programmes and facilities. We hope to see more local players, especially the SMEs to emulate Germany's Mittelstand or even the mid-sized companies in Japan and Korea, that have found much success in spearheading the economic growth in their respective countries," added the YB Datuk Ahmad Maslan.


Refer to the charge by Securities Commission Malaysia towards three individuals for insider trading of PacificMas Bhd shares.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 (Bernama) -- CIMB Group Holdings Berhad and all its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "CIMB") are committed to upholding the law in all our business processes at all times. This is reflected in our internal policies which have been clearly communicated to all staff, who are continuously reminded on the importance of complying with the law in their respective markets. CIMB has zero tolerance for breaches of the law by its staff and will take appropriate action against staff who have been found guilty of breaking the law in any market in which we operate. CIMB has always cooperated fully with all our host regulators to ensure financial stability in the environment in which we conduct our business, and we will continue to extend our fullest cooperation to regulators on everything that they require from us. The CIMB Boards and management are also continually reviewing and where necessary, strengthening CIMB's internal controls to ensure that staff always uphold the highest standards of business conduct in adherence to the law.


SINGAPORE, March 30 (Bernama) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today revealed the findings of its SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organisation. Overall, Singapore organisations have moved further into the cloud, with 90 percent having migrated critical applications and IT infrastructure over the past year. However, nearly three-fourths (71 percent) spend less than half of their annual IT budgets on cloud technology. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of IT professionals said the cloud and hybrid IT have had at least somewhat of an impact on their careers, while 11 percent went so far as to say it has altered their career path. More than half (58 percent) of organisations have already hired/reassigned IT personnel, or plan to do so, for the specific purpose of managing cloud technologies.



SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 30 (Bernama) -- SAP SuccessFactors today announced that Mercedes-AMG has selected SAP® SuccessFactors® human capital management (HCM) solutions to help drive the company's digital HR transformation and optimize talent management. Mercedes-AMG, the world-renowned sports car and performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, chose SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help centralize its global HR processes, streamline HR service delivery and, most important, attract top talent.

Reinhard Breyer, CIO at Mercedes-AMG, said: "As a global leader in the automotive industry, attracting and retaining the best talent is essential to developing some of the most attractive and innovative sports cars and performance vehicles in the market."