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Abracadabra! Zynga globally launches spellbinding puzzle adventure game, Merge Magic!

KUALA LUMPUR, Zynga Inc, an interactive entertainment leader has globally launched a brand new adventure puzzle game, Merge Magic!

Merge Magic! is developed by Gram Games, the studio behind global hits like Merge Dragons!, 1010! and Six!.

Zynga president (Publishing), Bernard Kim said: Merge Magic! transports players to fantastical new worlds where they will discover mythical creatures like the powerful unicorn and feisty fairy.

Players will find hours of enjoyment in discovering magical objects, creating creatures and lifting curses on mysterious new realms.

Players can lift the curse by merging various creatures and matching new items to win rewards that enable them to unlock enchanting new surprises along the way.

The only hope to lift the curse from the bewitched land rests in the player’s extraordinary power to merge anything – eggs, trees, treasures, stars, magical flowers and even mythical creatures.

Merge Magic! is now available for iOS and Android as a free download.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Abracadabra! Zynga globally launches spellbinding puzzle adventure game, Merge Magic!

KUALA LUMPUR, Zynga Inc, an interactive entertainment leader has globally launched a brand new adventure puzzle game, Merge Magic!

Merge Magic! is developed by Gram Games, the studio behind global hits like Merge Dragons!, 1010! and Six!.

Zynga president (Publishing), Bernard Kim said: Merge Magic! transports players to fantastical new worlds where they will discover mythical creatures like the powerful unicorn and feisty fairy.

Players will find hours of enjoyment in discovering magical objects, creating creatures and lifting curses on mysterious new realms.

Players can lift the curse by merging various creatures and matching new items to win rewards that enable them to unlock enchanting new surprises along the way.

The only hope to lift the curse from the bewitched land rests in the player’s extraordinary power to merge anything – eggs, trees, treasures, stars, magical flowers and even mythical creatures.

Merge Magic! is now available for iOS and Android as a free download.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

(Exclusive) Finnish-Russian co, ZYFRA eyeing RM2 mln investment in Malaysia’s IRA 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Finnish-Russian technology company, ZYFRA is eyeing an investment of US$500,000 (RM2.1 million) to provide solutions to local companies embarking in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

Managing director Pavel Rastopshin said IR 4.0 technologies have the potential to become one of the pillars in Russia-Malaysia bilateral relationships as both countries possessed extensive industrial complex.

We are optimistic about the fact that this year Malaysia for the first time was represented at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum 2019 in Vladivostok and both countries are demonstrating their willingness to support the technological partnership.

A shift to digital manufacturing helps to make the production and management processes more transparent, grow efficiency and meet sustainability goals, he told Bernama.

According to a joint business study conducted by Microsoft and IDC Asia/Pacific, digital transformation is expected to contribute US$10 billion to Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2021, with a projection of 0.6 per cent growth per annum.

The Malaysian government has put a plan to achieve RM33 billion investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector, including industrial IoT.

The Russian-based company said Pavel has helped over 270 enterprises shift from industry 2.0 to industry 3.0 before making the leap to Industry 4.0 by implementing various solutions based on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Meanwhile, its chief executive officer Igor Bogachev said ZYFRA is looking for technical teams to support its installation while strengthening its footprint in this country.

“We will start with five employees and we will open more position in this country, he said.

For the oil and gas (O and G) sector, ZYFRA according to him, has put in bids on three tenders from O and G companies, offering its electrical submersible pump (ESP) software solution.

The O and G companies need digital solutions for their upstream and downstream operation.

Our ESP software helps to reach 10 to 20 per cent efficiency boost for the specific machine in a project and we have solutions for both stages.

For example, ZYFRA’s geomechanics solution, which operates for exploration before drilling, while machine monitoring for refineries,” added Igor.

The ESP software unit has proved to be highly effective, boosting production by 1.5 per cent and leading additional profits of US$2 million, besides providing solutions for real-time drilling optimisation improve in-productive layer drilling by a whopping 40 per cent.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

BitHarp starts purchase 3 plus 1 promotional campaign until Oct 2

KUALA LUMPUR, New Zealand-based company, BitHarp has introduced an attractive 3 plus 1 promotional campaign for its recently launched products, namely, Lyre Miner and Harp Miner.

The special offer will be available until Oct 2, whereby one mining rig is absolutely free of cost to anyone purchasing three units, according to a statement.

The products are capable of delivering a significant ROI within a short time.

Suitable for use in home, office, as well as data centres, these two rigs are capable of mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Dash.

Both Lyre Miner and Harp Miner are extremely powerful, offering extraordinary hash power rates with relatively low energy consumption.

BitHarp aims to make the benefits of crypto mining accessible to individuals without knowledge or experience of mining.

Both of its products are delivered pre-configured, allowing the customer to just plug in, choose the coin they wish to mine, enter the pool data and start mining. More information at https://www.bitharp.com.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

“BANTAH” urges government against rushing to conclude RCEP

KUALA LUMPUR, BANTAH, a coalition of various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has urged the government not to rush into concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

A leaked version of RCEP negotiations which began in 2012 during the previous administration of Barisan Nasional (BN) government has revealed an alarming set of commitments and obligations that cover almost every aspect of Malaysia’s socio-economic life.

RCEP is part of a new breed of so-called ‘trade’ agreements that are not just about trading goods. These agreements include services, investment, intellectual property, government procurement, state-owned enterprises, e-commerce and more.

Malaysia also has much nation-building to do. We cannot afford to be strait-jacketed by trade and investment rules that predominantly reduce government policy space and national sovereignty in order to increase multinational corporate interests at the expense of the rakyat, it said in a statement today.

BANTAH formerly known as Badan Bertindak Bantah TPPA is a coalition of 61 NGOs and 10 coalitions which oppose unfair free trade agreements that would harm Malaysia.

It said the BN government signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) in March 2018 just before the 14th General Elections and …we can see how harmful it can be to Malaysia…

…so we welcome the Pakatan Harapan government’s decision not to rush to ratify the CPTPP. However, many CPTPP chapters were copied and pasted to the leaked RCEP text by countries such as Japan and South Korea.

BANTAH strongly believes that the rakyat must know that the RCEP in its form and scope that is now being negotiated is a clear and present danger to Malaysia – to its people, its workers, its farmers, its economy, its small and medium-sized businesses (SME), its environment, its policy space and thus its legislation, democracy, and sovereignty, it said.

RCEP is a multilateral trade agreement involving the 10 member states of ASEAN including Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and its six FTA partners, namely China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India.

The RCEP negotiations were launched during the 21st Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in November 2012, with the final round kicking-off today and conclude by Sept 27.

The Ministries/agencies leading the RCEP negotiations include the International Trade and Industry Ministry (coordinating ministry), Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, Finance Ministry, Bank Negara Malaysia and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

MATRADE organises trade capacity programme for African officials

KUALA LUMPUR, The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is organising the Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) for the sixth time to enhance trade relations between Malaysia and African countries.

Organised by Matrade and Foreign Affairs Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency, the programme began on Sept 16 and lasted until 27 with twelve participants from Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Among the programmes line up are knowledge sharing session on trade promotion, visit various government agencies as well as study visits to successful Malaysian companies to understand the ecosystem of trade development in Malaysia, the trade agency said in a statement.

In conjunction with TCTP, MATRADE will also organise a seminar on Exploring Business Opportunities in Africa, with the TCTP participants sharing insights on doing business in Africa, business and investment climate as well as challenges in the market.

MATRADE sees TCTP as not solely for capacity building but also to bridge potential linkages to assist MATRADE’s programmes in Africa as well as Malaysian companies interested to penetrate this continent, it added.

Malaysia’s trade with Africa stood at RM31.43 billion in 2018.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Allianz General, Anora and Solarvest ink MoU to further promote renewable energy

KUALA LUMPUR, Allianz General Insurance Company Bhd and its agency partner, Anora Agency Sdn Bhd, will be partnering Solarvest Holdings Bhd towards creating a sustainable and greener future through the promotion of renewable energy.

Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the three parties, Allianz General and Anora will protect Solarvest’s businesses, assets and projects with its range of insurance solutions, including SolarPro All Risk Insurance, which is exclusively distributed by Anora, Allianz General said in a statement today.

Allianz Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Zakri Khir said Allianz Malaysia is proud to support local players in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and filling the protection gaps in the solar PV ecosystem.

It is the company’s contribution towards helping to achieve the government’s goal of increasing the country’s renewable energy generation from two to 20 per cent over the next six years, he said.

Solarvest, which is en route for an ACE market listing next month, is one of the leaders in large-scale solar farming, with certifications from the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA), Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) and Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (GCPV).

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)