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​Utimaco Announces Intent To Acquire Atalla From Micro Focus

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 18 (Bernama) -- Utimaco, the global #2 in Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), today announced the intent to acquire the Atalla HSM and ESKM business lines from Micro Focus, which were previously owned by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) prior to the September 2017 merger of its Software business with Micro Focus.

Germany-based Utimaco, active in the HSM market for over 35 years, is a global manufacturer of general purpose HSMs. Utimaco has built its market leading position focusing on indirect sales through OEM or channel business partners and selling its SecurityServer product line into industries as diverse as automotive, government, media & entertainment, smart metering, semiconductors, telecommunications and the banking and financial services sectors. Utimaco is traditionally strong in its German home market based on its longstanding German banking association certification (DK) and has recently achieved PCI accreditation for the SecurityServer product line.


​Grab Aims To Be Malaysian's Everyday App

PETALING JAYA, May 18 (Bernama) -- Grab today unveiled its vision of an empowered future of seamless mobility, on-demand food delivery, logistics, cashless payments, and financial services for the people of Malaysia and Southeast Asia - all within one mobile app. Soon, from the moment they wake up, consumers can book a GrabCar to get to work, pay for their favourite nasi lemak with GrabPay for lunch, deliver gifts to their loved ones through GrabExpress, order their dinner and eat in the comfort of their home with GrabFood.

"We are in a position to power this future of smart cities for consumers, because of the interconnectedness of each of our services and how they help each other grow. We started with making transport more efficient, and now, we are introducing GrabFood and GrabPay as a mobile wallet to Malaysia soon. Transport and food are two of the most relevant use cases of our GrabPay mobile wallet, allowing Malaysian consumers to enjoy the benefits of a cashless society. By building a technology platform that serves the most important everyday lifestyle needs of our consumers, we are benefitting an entire ecosystem of connected users who are not only passengers and driver partners, but also increasingly merchants and delivery partners. We can help everyone, particularly micro-entrepreneurs (such as driver-partners, merchants, small and medium-sized enterprises), grow their businesses and serve consumers better with how each of our service is interlinked, " said Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.


​NTT Communications Bags SBR International Business Awards For IT Services

NTT Communications works closely with clients to provide innovative IT business solutions

SINGAPORE, May 18 (Bernama) -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) is the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432).

To gain an edge in today´s competitive digital marketplace, every organisation must update and transform their legacy systems in favor of innovative solutions that revamp their existing infrastructures to stay ahead of the digital evolution curve.


Changchun's Working On Sports Livelihood Build People's Healthy Lifestyle

CHANGCHUN, China, May 18 (Bernama) -- Changchun International Marathon 2018 will be held in Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province on May 27th. More than thirty thousand sports enthusiasts at home and abroad will run on the streets of the city, according to Changchun Municipal Government. This is a big moment of Changchun's working on sports livelihood that could be written into the government work report of the city. More and more citizens are enjoying a healthy lifestyle through various national fitness activities.

Changchun is located in the northeast of China. Due to its superior ice and snow resource and livable environment, it is one of the two cities in China that cultivated many Summer and Winter Olympic Games champions. The sports department of Changchun has continuously explored the ways to promote mass sports with competitive sports. Good results were gained after the government legislation and increasing investment. It is said that 70% of Changchun's annual revenue is used for people's livelihood and the benefit is expanding.


​A.M. Best Withdraws Credit Ratings Of Aurigen Reinsurance Limited

OLDWICK, N.J., May 18 (Bernama) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of "a " of Aurigen Reinsurance Limited (Pembroke, Bermuda). The outlook for the Long-Term ICR has been revised to stable from positive while the outlook for the FSR remains stable. Concurrently, A.M. Best has withdrawn the ratings as the company has requested to no longer participate in A.M. Best´s interactive rating process.

The ratings reflect Aurigen Reinsurance Limited´s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.


PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad Registers Commendable Q1 Performance

Sales Volume Grew Despite a Challenging Market Environment

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) closed the quarter ended 31 March 2018 with commendable results, boosting sales volume growth by 3% despite a challenging market environment. Group Profit Before Tax for the quarter under review was RM291.2 million, a slight decrease of 9% or RM29.9 million compared to the corresponding quarter last year, due to lower margin and higher OPEX.

In tandem with the increase in average selling prices and sales volume, the Company´s revenue rose to RM7,070.1 million, an increase of 4% compared to RM6,777.0 in the corresponding quarter last year.


LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort In Search Of Young Ambassadors For SEA LIFE Malaysia

ISKANDAR PUTERI, May 17 (Bernama) -- Have a penchant for the ocean and sea creatures? Always thought that you could play a part in protecting marine life? Do you want to be the face of the world´s biggest aquarium brand? You might be the one SEA LIFE Malaysia is looking for.

The world's biggest aquarium brand is coming to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, and the marine sanctuary is calling out to all ocean lovers, aged between 5 to 12 years old, to be its first ever SEA LIFE Junior Rangers. The SEA LIFE Junior Rangers Programme, a global educational programme by SEA LIFE centres worldwide, is now available in Southeast Asia for the first time.