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Altair Picks Malaysia As Hub In Southeast Asia

-- Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur to Focus on Innovative Product Design

TROY, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading US-based simulation technology and engineering services company Altair, has chosen Kuala Lumpur as its new regional headquarters to spearhead its expansion plan in Southeast Asia. The new office in Plaza Sentral will also serve as Altair's training and technical support center for the region.

Altair's Managing Director for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, Australia and New Zealand, Srirangam Srirangarajan, explained, "The new office in Kuala Lumpur is significant to Altair's future growth in Southeast Asia. We are confident that this expansion will enhance our local presence and help us penetrate new market segments such as electronics and aerospace. Malaysia's robust infrastructure, open policy to foreign business, strong talent pool and connectivity with other ASEAN markets makes it the ideal location for Altair's regional operation. In addition, Malaysia has the potential to produce innovatively designed products that can compete at an international level, and Altair is happy to lend its experience and expertise towards achieving this goal," he said.

Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd is a MSC-status company and number one in computer-aided engineering (CAE) in Southeast Asia, providing both software and engineering services. Altair has served the Malaysian market since 2012, providing a rich portfolio of advanced engineering software and on-demand computing technologies to both private and public sector clients.

Commenting about the company's expansion plans, Srirangam continued, "According to our market research, the CAE market is growing rapidly in Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia. We are seeing CAE technologies moving aggressively into non-traditional domains like consumer products, architecture, civil engineering, and construction, to name a few."

Local businesses are feeling increasing global competitive pressure to deliver reliable products quickly while keeping costs low. CAE solutions bridge the gap by reducing product design and development cycle time as well as testing and analysis time.

"As Malaysia moves towards establishing itself as a high-technology manufacturing hub, companies in the aerospace, biotechnology, electronics, and information and communications technology industries are turning to CAE software to improve the quality of innovation and maintain cost-efficiency. CAE software enables companies to analyze and test a product for reliability, durability and quality, which helps increase their competitive edge," he added.

Commenting on local growth areas, Srirangam said, "In Malaysia, we see very good prospects in the automotive, manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors. Malaysia also has the capacity to become a major player in aerospace and electronics. Altair is committed to bringing innovation to our clients. We believe that sharing our expertise and technical know-how to help clients develop a design-based innovation culture within their organizations delivers increased return on investment and performance," he concluded.

Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd's new ASEAN regional headquarters is located at 3B-10-7, Tower 3B, Level 10, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

About Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd

Founded in 2012, Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd is a MSC-status company providing enhanced engineering solutions, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytic solutions for companies across a range of industry sectors such as automotive, defense, oil and gas and consumer goods, all of which play a dominant role in Malaysia's economy. Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Altair.

About Altair

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.


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Pure Search Launches Financial Services Division, Completes Integration and Re-branding of Correlate Search UK, Acquired in April 2013

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Search, a leading global search firm, today announced the launch of Pure Search Financial Services. This newly created division is a merger of Correlate Search UK (acquired by Pure Search in April 2013) and the existing financial services sector teams at Pure.  

Pure Search Financial Services will be led by the former Managing Directors of Correlate Search UK, Simon Head and Gavin Bonnet, and will work closely with Pure's global offices in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore), headed by Liam Richardson, and North America (New York) led by Barrie Sanderson

The new Financial Services division has recently been strengthened by senior hires John Newstead from Redgrave Partners, Colleen Quilty from Quilty Group, and Adam Scarr from Hays. This now equips the new division to cover senior Sales, Trading & Structuring mandates across Equities, FX, Fixed Income & Commodities, alongside Pure Search's existing strong practice areas in Compliance, Risk Management, Finance/Treasury, Legal and Tax.

"This is another exciting development for Pure Search, bringing together our existing global strength across Infrastructure with the Global Markets presence brought by our acquisition of Correlate. It gives us a strong strategic position in Financial Services across front and back office at a time when the markets are beginning to grow again. Our global senior management team of Simon, Gavin, Liam and Barrie are first class and we have every confidence they can dynamically grow our market share", said Chris Nelson, co-founder of Pure Search.

Simon Head commented, "this sends the market a strong signal of our intent to build a world class global financial institutions business. Combining the best of Correlate Search UK with the existing global financial services presence of Pure will enable us to offer a complete cross asset, multi-function search capability to our clients throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and we are very excited about the future."

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Leading Architectural Design Firm NBBJ Launches Healthcare Practice in China

SHANGHAI, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global design and architecture firm NBBJ announced today the expansion of its healthcare planning and design services into China. Principal Rudy Widjaja will lead planning and design teams from NBBJ's Shanghai office, where he will draw on his experience with healthcare clients in mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and the United States, as well as the firm's global network of healthcare experts.  

The launch of NBBJ's China healthcare practice comes at a time when the scope of the firm's healthcare practice in Asia is increasing, with work for Shanghai Children's Medical Center in mainland China; the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center in Taipei, Taiwan; and the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, among other projects.

Joan Saba, AIA, FACHA, Partner at NBBJ and the leader of its global healthcare practice, said: "We've successfully extended our innovative healthcare facilities concepts across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. While we have long been serving select healthcare clients in China, we are very excited to deepen our practice by building a strong China team for future clients."

"By formalizing our healthcare practice, we are now able to bring NBBJ's renowned healthcare design expertise to our Chinese clients more readily. We can adapt best and future practices to the specific technical and cultural needs in China as new private healthcare models emerge," added Principal Rudy Widjaja.  

For seventy years, NBBJ's vision and compassion have helped shape many of the world's most progressive academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, specialty hospitals, community hospitals, ambulatory care centers, medical office buildings and specialty facilities. NBBJ has worked with 11 of the top 17 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll Hospitals. Clients include American University of Beirut Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School), Cambridge University, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, the Kuwait Ministry of Health, Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Virginia Mason.

The firm successfully blends healing environments with efficient, evidence-based design and research. This approach has earned NBBJ notable accolades, including being named "Firm of the Year" and "Healthcare Architect of the Year" (for Joan Saba) by Healthcare Design and "Most Admired Healthcare Firm" by Interior Design for seven consecutive years. NBBJ is ranked as the second-largest healthcare architect in the world, according to BD World Architecture, and by Engineering News-Record as the "#1 Green Architecture Firm." The firm has been the recipient of more than 300 healthcare design awards.

In the late 1990s, NBBJ formed a team to meet clients' demand for services in a rapidly growing Asia market, which led to the opening of the Shanghai office in 2005. In China, NBBJ is currently designing corporate offices for Alipay in Hangzhou, Suning in Nanjing, Tencent in Shenzhen and WeChat in Guangzhou. Commercial mixed-use developments include Yanlord Landmark in Chengdu and Eton Place in Xiamen. Recent sports and convention centers include the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong and the Qingdao Aoshan Bay International Exhibition Center. The firm's master planning work spans the country, from the waterfront redevelopment of the Shanghai Bund to the 25,000-hectare city master plan for Karamay. NBBJ is the recipient of multiple MIPIM Asia, Cityscape and ASLA awards for its work in China.

To celebrate the expansion of the Chinese healthcare practice, NBBJ Partners Joan Saba and Timothy Johnson as well as Principal Rudy Widjaja are hosting a salon event, "Healthy China: What's Next for Healthcare and Cities," which will take place at The Langham, Xintiandi Shanghai, September 15, 2014, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

The invitation-only salon is a platform for discussion and knowledge sharing among leaders, thinkers and builders of health practice and health facilities. The format for the evening will be a panel discussion moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes (China) magazine, Jiangong Zhou. Panelists include John Cai, Director, Centre for Healthcare Management and Policy, and Adjunct Professor of Economics, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); Hongyang Wang, Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University; Joseph D. Tucker, Director, UNC Project-China; and Joan Saba, Healthcare Design Partner, NBBJ.

For more information:
US: Helen Dimoff, Director of Communications, NBBJ, hdimoff@nbbj.com
China: Stella Ye, stella.ye@motto-consulting.com.cn

For more information on the event:
http://www.nbbj.com/news/2014/8/11/healthy-china-whats-next-for-healthcare-and-cities/

To request an invitation to the event:
Cindy Wu, cwu@nbbj.com

About NBBJ
NBBJ creates innovative places and experiences for organizations worldwide, and designs environments, communities and buildings that enhance people's lives. Founded in 1943, NBBJ is an industry leader in healthcare and corporate facilities and has a strong presence in the commercial, civic, science, education and sports markets. The firm has won numerous awards and has been recognized as one of the world's "Top Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms" by Fast Company magazine. NBBJ has more than 750 employees in ten offices worldwide, including Beijing, Boston, Columbus, London, Los Angeles, New York, Pune, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai. Clients include Alibaba, Amazon, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Cambridge University, Cleveland Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, Reebok, Salk Institute, Samsung, Stanford University, Starbucks, Telenor, Tencent and the Wellcome Trust.

http://www.nbbj.com

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OCSiAl enters Chinese Market with 100-kg contract for single wall carbon nanotubes

-- The world's leader in SWCNT manufacturing continues to advance into Asian markets

SHANGHAI, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OCSiAl has entered into a 100-kg supply agreement with one of the key players in Chinese nanoindustry. This outstanding contract adds on recently announced MoU for bulk deal in Korea expanding the presence of SWCNT leading manufacturer in Asia-Pacific.

The deals are crucial for SWCNT market, as they reflect the fundamental change in previously dormant sector, which hardly totaled 500 kg a year. By now, OCSiAl's portfolio of contracts for 2015 exceeds what was known a market maximum and keeps on growing. "Apparently, doubling or tripling the market is a matter of time -- today it is clear as never before," says Grigory Gurevich, VP, OCSiAl (Marketing and Sales). "We managed to merge the advantages of premium SWCNT material and truly affordable prices into viable commercial product with literally enormous scope of application. We now face the demand that surpasses even our optimistic forecasts -- we plan to increase production by 10 times to fill all the current orders. Luckily our technology is easily scalable."

Grigory also made a point of exceptional importance of Asian markets for OCSiAl business considering them ultra-promising and dynamic. "As China and Korea are experiencing phenomenal growth we see tremendous potential for our products here. We are constantly carrying out R&D works, and designing new formulations to offer our Asian partners both unquestionable quality and economic feasibility of Tuball branded SWCNT. And we invite everybody, who is interested in nanotube technology, to visit our booths at upcoming exhibitions CNIBF and China Composites."


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Seiko Announces Grand Opening of First Boutique in US

- Luxury Timepiece Brand Expands Global Presence to New York City's Madison Avenue

MAHWAH, New Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is with great excitement that Seiko Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation, announces the grand opening of its first Seiko boutique to enter the United States at 510 Madison Avenue in New York City. A celebration in honor of the announcement was held at 620 Loft & Garden in New York City last night, hosted by Seiko Watch Corporation President and CEO Shinji Hattori, and attended by over 150 industry influencers including Seiko's partner and Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic.

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Surrounded by the world's most iconic brands on Madison Avenue, the New York Seiko boutique is primarily dedicated to Seiko's prestigious collections, including Astron and Grand Seiko. It also unveils collections never before sold in the US, including Galante and Credor, and various boutique exclusives within the US, including the Prospex collection. This venture continues to showcase Seiko's progressive philosophy of presenting paramount design, quality and precision in each new project brought to the US fine timepiece market.

"The opening of the US market's first boutique in New York City is achieving a passionate goal of mine, as I believe that the US market is the most important for Seiko outside of Japan," says Mr. Shinji Hattori, President and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation. "Seiko has been seeking the most ideal timing and location to spotlight our product, catering to our affordable luxury timepieces, including Grand Seiko and Astron. Opening a boutique in a market such as New York City does just that, following standards from Seiko boutiques in Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Cairo as well as the original Wako luxury specialty store opened in 1881 in Tokyo."

The New York Seiko boutique boasts a design that expresses Seiko's brand vision of innovation and refinement as well as its core value of being the only watch manufacturer with every watchmaking expertise. Seiko's brand elements of history, technology, luxury and craftsmanship are found throughout the boutique, focusing on a modern yet sophisticated style.

For more information on the New York Seiko boutique, visit www.seikousa.com/boutique.

For more information on Seiko Corporation of America, visit www.seikousa.com.

For more information on Seiko Watch Corporation, visit www.seikowatches.com.

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rogenSi Asia Gains Traction

SYDNEY, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The year of the horse is proving successful for rogenSi in Asia. The rise in demand for their training and consultancy solutions is fueled by the need to develop executive talent across the region with a focus on sales and leadership.

Having operated successfully in Singapore from their Asian base in Hong Kong since 2007, rogenSi is now set to strategically expand its business in Asia.

As of this month, David McMurdo, a rogenSi Director and Global Sales Specialist, will be leading the development of an Asia-wide Sales Practice based out of Singapore.

His arrival in the region will add extra weight to the already formidable team of consultants and associates in Asia lead by Gerald Tapper, MD at rogenSi Asia who comments:

"With the ambition that companies in the region have to grow and compete in the global market place and the speed of change that is coming about to meet that ambition, the demand for skilled business managers and leaders exceeds supply. rogenSi's experience in Asia in recent years has shown us that there is an opportunity for us to really help organisations and their leaders reach their business goals."

Mark Felix, global CEO at rogenSi says:

"The rogenSi formula based on 'alignment, capability and mindset' is a great approach for the Asian market where there is a huge amount of talent and drive to succeed, and which, if harnessed the right way, can lead to exceptional results."

Click here for a short video introduction from David McMurdo.

For more information, or to contact rogenSi in Asia visit: http://www.rogenSi.com/asia

rogenSi is a well-established training and consultancy firm operating globally from its hubs in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. They focus specifically on leadership and sales execution.

The rogenSi approach is to work with senior leaders to help define and cascade business strategies. They work at all levels of the organisation to align teams with the leadership strategy and to develop the skills and mindset needed to deliver their business outcomes.

Key people at rogenSi:

Mark Felix, Global CEO

Alex Jacobsen, MD, North America

Glenn Price, MD, EMEA

Terry Reynolds, MD APAC

Gerald Tapper, MD Asia

For more information, case studies or thought-leadership articles contact:
Rosemary Hayes: Global Brand Manager
e: rosemary.hayes@rogenSi.com
d: +44-(0)207-065-2205
http://www.rogensi.com

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eBaoTech Launches Jakarta Office

JAKARTA and SHANGHAI, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eBaoTech, a global software provider to the life and property & casualty insurance industry, announced today the opening of its new office in Jakarta. The Jakarta office will support customers in Indonesia such as AIG, ACE Life, Avrist, Great Eastern Life, Hanwha Life, Sequis Life, and WanaArtha Life as well as provide software implementation and deployment services to regional insurance clients.

eBaoTech serves multinational and local insures of all sizes, across all lines of business in more than 30 countries globally. In the Asia Pacific region, eBaoTech is proud to include these leading insurers among its customers: ACE APAC, AIG APAC, Ageas, Asahi Life, Prudential, Samsung Life among others.

Woody Mo, CEO and President of eBaoTech commented, "The Indonesia insurance market is growing rapidly and has benefited from a strong economy and increasing population. However, many insurers are still using Cobol-based systems or in-house developed policy administration systems, which hinder their ability to quickly react to market needs."

"eBaoTech's modern and productized PAS brings added value to customers, is more reliable and efficient than custom-developed policy administration system projects and in the long term reduces the total cost of ownership. eBaoTech has a network of global and local system Integrators and consulting firms in Indonesia, to serve the Indonesian Insurance market," added Lawrence Choe, Vice President of South East Asia Sales and Marketing of eBaoTech.

eBaoTech's Jakarta office is located in World Trade Centre 5, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 29-31 and can be reached at +62 21 2598 5000 or +62 21 2598 5237. For more information about eBaoTech's Indonesia office, please email to info@ebaotech.com.

About eBaoTech

eBaoTech accelerates growth for insurers. The company's end-to-end core system reduces complexity with product standardization and multi-channel management, best practice workflows that streamline operations, connected software for compliance and information consistency, and any user/any device accessibility to improve quality of experience.

With more than 100 installations in over 30 countries at life and property & casualty carriers from AIG to Zhong An, eBaoTech leads the industry in global deployments, enabling "switch on" approaches that speed time-to-market from years to months and empowers business transformation through rapid replacement of legacy systems. Headquartered in Shanghai, eBaoTech has 1,000 employees and a worldwide partner network. www.ebaotech.com.

Contact:

Fiona Zhang
Phone Number: 86 21 6140 7777
Email: fiona.zhang@ebaotech.com

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