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ASEAN Roundtable Series: What Lessons Learned From Financial Crises Of Recent Times

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- Experts cautioned that the escalating trade conflict between the U.S. and its major trading partners coupled with the strengthening of the U.S. dollar are putting pressure on the short-term macroeconomic outlook, as well as posing significant policy challenges on Asian emerging markets economies, including ASEAN. ASEAN policymakers must pursue holistic policy mix to prepare the region for potential near-term economic and financial hazards, given its high exposure to global and regional trade.

Regional experts weighed in on the preparedness of ASEAN in facing a potential financial crisis at the ASEAN Roundtable Series titled "What Lessons Learned from Financial Crises of Recent Times", which was organised by CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) today, in collaboration with the ASEAN Business Club and The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).


AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad Wins 3 Awards at the Asian Banking and Finance Insurance Asia Awards 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad (AAGI) emerged as a big winner at the Asian Banking and Finance Insurance Asia Awards 2018, held on 12 July 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

This is AAGI's 3rd consecutive year of winning the International General Insurer of the Year - Malaysia and New Insurance Product of the Year - Malaysia award. AAGI was also awarded with the inaugural Claims Initiative of the Year - Malaysia award in recognition of its continuous efforts in improving and transforming its customer experience.


Polyplastics Uses Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) To Forecast Parts Deformation During Production Of LCP Connectors

TOKYO, July 18 (Bernama) -- Polyplastics Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, is successfully utilizing computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis to forecast parts deformation during the reflow process when manufacturing connector parts made of liquid crystal polymer (LCP). These LCP connectors are finding growing use in mobile devices such as smartphones and switches, along with automotive-related applications.

LCP parts can expand considerably in the high-temperature conditions of the reflow process which can have an adverse effect on the flatness of a final product. Since heat deformation can cause poor bonding as a result of insufficient soldering to the metal terminals, it is important to find ways to reduce heat deformation, particularly as the market sees growing demand for smaller connectors. In response, Polyplastics looked to CAE and began considering design-stage deformation forecasting for molded articles in the reflow process.


KLCC Holdings Clarifies On The Building Of Office Towers

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd (KLCCH) would like to clarify recent media speculation on commencement of construction works on an alleged, latest mega project dubbed ‘Tower M´.

No such construction is currently taking place. Instead, the current construction works on Lots L, L1, M and N in the KLCC Precinct along Jalan Binjai, are focused on an integrated transport oriented development.


APO Adopts Strategic Foresight-Based Approach To Make Member Countries Future-Ready

TOKYO, July 18 (Bernama) -- To enable member economies to adopt digital technologies in the industry, agriculture, public, and service sectors for holistic socioeconomic development, the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is incorporating a strategic foresight-based approach and practices to assist them in developing future-ready capabilities and national productivity frameworks.

At the first APO Sustainable Productivity Summit, Secretary-General Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn stated that accelerating economic and technological changes had generated multiple global challenges ranging from climate change to emerging crises in food, energy, water, financial markets, and the global economy. "At the same time, those changes have also brought development and prosperity to much of the world. Central to this story of change has been productivity, in the form of new ideas, technologies, and skills that drive growth. Productivity will remain the key engine of growth in the future. "


#GrabDurian Is Back Again!

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia´s craze for the "King of Fruits, " is back with a force, with throngs of durian lovers starting to flock their nearest and favourite durian stalls. But grabbing your favourite durian should be hassle free so you can focus more on enjoying the succulent fruit rather than worrying about price or fussing with cash.

And so, for the fourth year running, #GrabDurian, is back again to help you satisfy all your durian cravings in a #NotSoLeceh way when you pay with GrabPay Credits*. The all-new GrabPay - which previously only accepted debit or credit cards - is now enhanced with a mobile wallet that enables consumers to top-up and spend money or ‘GrabPay Credits´ to pay for a variety of services, including your annual dose of Durians!


Asia´s Largest Content Marketing Event, CMS Asia Ready For 2nd ASEAN Edition In Singapore On August 15

SINGAPORE, July 18 (Bernama) -- Content Marketing Summit Asia, the largest conference on the subject in the region, is ready for its 7th edition this year on August 15, 2018 at Singapore. CMS Asia has been running successfully for the last 5 years in and out of Singapore, New Delhi and Mumbai where global speakers and delegates have participated in growing content marketing ecosystem in the region. Over 3,000 delegates and 225 global speakers in past editions have made the conference a huge success.

In the upcoming ASEAN edition, over 30 C-Suite global experts and practitioners from leading brands such as P&G, Ericsson, SGInnovate, Under Armour, AON, Honeywell, Nestle, Intel, Cisco, Dolby, CBRE among others are expected to share their learning and experience with over 400 delegates. CMS Asia has been popular for being a platform with maximum participation from speakers from the brand and marketing side, a tradition that is expected to continue for the upcoming edition also. Global platforms like LinkedIn, Salesforce, Taboola, Outbrain, Yahoo, Unruly, A+E Networks among others have partnered with the summit in past editions.