Elections likely for 13 out of 36 EC subsectors

Elections will not be needed for many of the seats on the Election Committee, with the number of names put forward only slightly exceeding the number of places available as the nomination period comes to an end on Thursday, Of the 1,500 seats on the powerful body, 982 are designated...

ClearSight Announces Release of New Job Platform Based on Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency pioneers have goal to release entire employment solution platform in Q1 2022 Dubai, UAE / SEAPRWire / August 12, 2021 / – ClearSight has announced the launch of its new blockchain platform for the freelance sector. ClearSight is a global freelance platform offering freelance employment solutions based on the utilization of legitimate, reliable, de-centralized technology....

RTHK to broadcast Paralympics live

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Thursday that RTHK can join other stations to televise the Tokyo Paralympics, after it was excluded from broadcasting the Olympics earlier. Speaking at a flag presentation ceremony for the Hong Kong Paralympics delegation at Government House, Lam said the public broadcaster, along with Hong...

高陽科技2021年上半年經調整淨利增40%至港幣3.12億元

HONG KONG, Aug 12, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 中國領先的金融支付解決方案供應商 - 高陽科技(中國)有限公司(「本公司」;股份代號:818.HK)發佈本公司及其附屬公司(「本集團」)截至2021年6月30日止6個月(「報告期內」)未經審核之中期業績。業績摘要1、報告期內,隨著全國疫情防控成效持續向好,經濟活動相繼恢復,本集團整體經營情況回歸正常化。本集團支付交易額較去年同期增長15%至約人民幣8,300億元;2、本集團依託「支付+SaaS」的業務架構,幫助小微企業全面提升經營效能,加速數字化轉型,帶動報告期內本集團二維碼支付交易額增長超過2.5倍;3、為進一步提升管理效率及效益,本集團於報告期內將「金融科技解決方案及服務」從「支付交易處理解決方案」分類中剝離。截至2021年6月底,金融科技解決方案及服務分類合作銀行數量已突破14家,累計服務供應商達2,860家,幫助各級供應商累計融資超過人民幣90億元。報告期內,本集團實現綜合收入港幣2,216.1百萬元,較去年同期港幣2,022.2百萬元增加10%;分類EBITDA為420.1百萬元,較去年同期港幣316.8百萬元增加33%,分類EBITDA增加主要由於全國疫情防控成效持續向好,經濟活動相繼恢復,本集團整體經營情況回歸正常化。經調整溢利淨額為港幣312.3百萬元,較去年同期的港幣223.4百萬元增加40%。業務回顧持續聚焦下沉市場數字化需求,「支付+SaaS」提升商戶經營效率在疫情催生的新市場需求背景下,各類場景和商戶數字化進程加速,為本集團創造了新的機遇。隨著全國疫情有效控制,消費活動穩步回升,報告期內,本集團支付交易處理解決方案支付交易額較去年同期增加15%至約人民幣8,300億元。分類經營溢利為港幣280.1百萬元,同比增加24%。截至2021年6月,本集團旗下主營支付交易處理業務的子公司隨行付支付有限公司(「隨行付」)累計國內活躍商戶為340萬戶。對於數字化手段相對缺乏的小微商戶,本集團為其搭建完整的「支付+SaaS」生態,帶動本集團二維碼支付交易額於報告期內同比增長超過2.5倍。通過基於數據算法的用戶運營、精準營銷、財務分析等功能,幫助小微商戶在全渠道生態系統構建自主的銷售閉環,全面加速數字化轉型。目前,本集團智慧開放平台已與超過1,000家SaaS服務商展開深度合作。同時,本集團繼續加大產品研發,於報告期內先後推出多款創新科技產品及解決方案,從獲客、行銷、經營、決策等方面多維度助力商戶數字化改造。其中,「結行社區」、「結行好日子」及「結行智慧貨架」分別向社區門店、菜市場及零售商家等多個領域的客戶提供經營效益最大化的解決方案,以智慧賦能為核心,助力商戶提升運營效率。剝離「金融科技解決方案及服務」提升效益報告期內,為提升管理及經營效益,本集團將「金融科技解決方案及服務」從「支付交易處理解決方案」分類中剝離。金融科技解決方案及服務主要包括:小額貸款、供應鏈金融、保理業務、信貸評估服務以及相關產品及解決方案。其中,小額貸款業務保持穩定,而供應鏈金融業務大幅增長,帶動分類經營溢利扭虧為盈。報告期內,分類經營溢利為港幣20.4百萬元,而2020年上半年分類經營虧損為港幣12.7百萬元。供應鏈金融板塊旗下產品包括隨信雲鏈、銀企鏈、隨票閃貼等。隨信雲鏈主要服務核心企業供應商;銀企鏈是核心企業金融平台和銀行的連結器,隨票閃貼平台則是持票企業和銀行的連結器。截至2021年6月底,本集團合作的銀行數量已突破14家,累計服務供應商2,860家,幫助各級供應商累計融資超過人民幣90億元。今年以來,監管機構對支付機構的風控能力提出進一步要求,下半年,本集團將繼續把業務合規放在首要位置,對反洗錢等重點工作實施最嚴格標準,降低各業務線潛在風險,並積極準備、按時完成《非銀行支付機構經營許可證》續展工作。其他業務板塊砥礪前行,尋求突破- 信息安全芯片及解決方案:報告期內,分類銷售額較去年同期略有上升,毛利率有所改善。目前,面對全球半導體供應鏈緊張的影響,本集團將積極開展各項研發專案,以及各產品的降本增效工作。- 平台運營解決方案:報告期內,本集團成功與中移動金融科技公司續簽產品開發、業務運營以及系統維護等相關合約,同時積極參與中移動各省公司及其他專業公司的相關投標項目。未來,本集團將繼續夯實與中移動各項業務的支撐合作,也將積極拓展移動運營商體系外的技術服務機會。- 金融解決方案:報告期內,中國內地市場,高陽金信重點致力於業務系統下移和跨境理財通業務產品研發;海外市場,高陽寰球完成了老撾外貿銀行的核心業務系統投產,並成功簽約哈薩克及柬埔寨兩家銀行IT系統的建設專案,重點研發之基於分散式、微服務技術架構的新系統也將於下半年陸續落實實施。- 電能計量產品及解決方案:報告期內,本集團積極檢討相關國網招標工作,同時配合及跟進國家電網電科院就IR46電能表國標規範的研究和建設工作。公司表示:「隨著線上、線下融合及深耕細作的經營模式在數字化迭代中不斷加深,本集團將充分利用自身深耕行業多年之優勢,持續聚焦科技賦能,助力小微企業營商環境智慧升級。同時,靈活運用大數據、人工智能、區塊鏈等前沿高新技術加強風控水平及合規工作效率,為股東、客戶以及社會創造更大價值。」*僅供識別 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

HKTDC Food Expo and concurrent fairs open today

HONG KONG, Aug 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (Special Edition), HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, HKTDC Home Delights Expo and HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC),...

Windfall Announces Its Listing in August

Dubai, UAE / SEAPRWire / August 12, 2021 / – Windfall will be announcing its official listing in August. It will be listed first on Probit and CoinMarketCap before it gets listed in other exchanges simultaneously. While this is a significant milestone for the Windfall project, it’s important to note that...

MTR returns to profit in first half of 2021

The MTR Corporation on Thursday said it has returned to the black in the first half of this year for the first time since 2019, posting a net profit of HK$2.67 billion. However, the rail firm said earnings were still below pre-pandemic levels because Hong Kong's border remained closed and...

Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports 1H2021 Results

JAKARTA, Aug 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Wintermar Offshore Marine (WINS:JK) has announced results for 1H2021, achieving a gross profit of US$3.3 million for 1H2021, compared to gross loss of US$0.66 million for the same period last year, with fleet utilization recovering to 63%.Utilization improved from 61%...

HKEX to Introduce Options on Futures Contracts

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Thursday) the launch of physically settled Options on Futures Contracts (OOF) on Hang Seng Index Futures and Hang Seng China Enterprises Index Futures. These new contracts will further enhance HKEX’s derivatives product suite and add to the breadth...

增程式電動汽車先鋒理想汽車今日上市 一季度營收增幅超300%

HONG KONG, Aug 12, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 中國新能源汽車市場製造商理想汽車(股份代號:2015.HK)於今日正式掛牌上市。理想汽車是中國知名的新能源汽車製造商,目前量產車型為理想ONE——一款六座中大型豪華電動SUV。理想ONE配備了理想汽車自主研發的增程式電動動力系統及先進的智能汽車解決方案,是中國最暢銷的新能源汽車之一。緊抓細分市場 理想ONE銷量領先 理想ONE於2019年11月開始量產,截至2021年7月31日,銷量已逾7.2萬輛。作為理想汽車的首款產品,理想ONE不辱使命,成為了最有競爭力的新能源汽車之一。根據灼識咨詢報告,按銷量統計,理想ONE是2020年中國最暢銷的新能源SUV車型,佔市場份額9.7%。理想ONE的熱銷,一大原因在於理想汽車十分精準的捕捉到了中國家庭用戶的出行需求。隨著二胎政策的開放、收入水平的增長,中國家庭普遍傾向於空間更大、載人更多的SUV,以用於通勤及家庭旅行。理想ONE全系只有一個配置,統一零售價33.8萬元,使得用戶能夠以接近緊湊型豪華SUV價格,享受到中大型豪華智能SUV性能、功能及座艙空間,因而被中國家庭青睞。為消除里程焦慮,理想ONE配備了公司自研的增程式電動汽車解決方案,增程式電動汽車是單純由電機電力驅動,但其能源及動力來自其電池組及增程系統。理想ONE總NEDC續航里程可達1,080公里,可通過慢充、快充及加油來補充能量,在沒有充電基礎設施的情況下仍可運行,完全消除了里程焦慮。得益於其純電驅動,理想ONE提供了與純電動汽車一樣的高質量駕駛體驗,以及遠低於同級別燃油車的能耗。為確保產品品質和軟件迭代速度,理想汽車將繼續加強智能汽車解決方案,並投資於先進的技術和自研的智能汽車解決方案,特別是增加計算能力和帶寬。理想汽車將為未来车型标配自主研发的L4级自动驾驶兼容的必要硬件,并利用自研的全栈软件开发能力持续优化自动驾驶解决方案。同时,公司還自建直营及服務網絡直面用戶,收集用户反饋並形成闭环持續提高營銷效率。在供應商方面,理想汽車優先考慮具有高質量標準的世界一流供應商,如博世、寧德時代等。截至2021年3月31日,在中國保險汽車安全指數、中國汽車健康指數及中國新車評價規程中,理想ONE是唯一全部獲得最高評級的中大型SUV。理想ONE的成功為公司帶來了充足的信心。據了解,理想汽車在2022年將推出全尺寸增程式豪華智能SUV,將為用戶帶來更佳的駕駛體驗及卓越的通行性。發力高压純電動汽車 以技術優勢搶佔先機理想汽車認為,為應對中國新能源汽車市場面臨的私人及公共快充基礎設施不足的挑戰,任何新能源汽車的能源補充解決方案須至少與燃油車能源補充解決方案一樣便捷高效。在開發增程式電動解決方案的同時,理想汽車亦正投資高壓純電動解決方案,因為這兩個解決方案均可為用戶提供可媲美燃油車便利的能源補充體驗。理想汽車正在新一代電動汽車技術方面加大投入,包括高倍率電池、高壓平台及超快充電技術。理想汽車正在開發兩個平台,即Whale及Shark,用於未來的高壓純電動汽車。理想汽車計劃自2023年起,每年至少推出兩款高壓純電動車型。理想汽車還計劃部署一個由超快充充電站構成的高功率充電網絡,為自主研發的高壓純電動汽車的商業化鋪路。憑藉在理想ONE研發及交付中積累的產品經驗,理想汽車的高压純電動車型有望複製理想ONE的成功之路,從競爭對手中脫穎而出。2021年7月,理想汽車交付了8,589輛理想ONE,單月交付量首次超過八千,同比增長251.3%。2021年前三個月,理想汽車收入約為人民幣35.75億元,較去年同期的約人民幣8.52億元增長超過300%。理想汽車營收及交付數量雙雙保持了較高增速,上市之後,公司也將獲得充沛的資金用於技術研發及業務擴張,進而鞏固市場地位並保持業務持續增長。來源: 經濟日報 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

Synopsis 2021: Edition III to air September 20-24

MOSCOW, Aug 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Synopsis, the world's largest blockchain, crypto, DeFi and digital-art event, convenes for Edition III from September 20-24, a quarterly summit that draws hundreds of participants, and hundreds of thousands of viewers from around the world, and an event that gathers...

FDA Approves LENVIMA (lenvatinib) Plus KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) Combination for First-Line Treatment of Adult Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

TOKYO and KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination of LENVIMA, the orally available...

We can cope with tastings ban at Food Expo: vendors

Exhibitors at the Food Expo said on Wednesday that they will adapt to a ban on sample tastings at this year’s event, but are expecting sales to suffer. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) announced the restriction last week that bans eating and drinking at the Convention and Exhibition...

State media urges probe into PTU’s ‘illegal acts’

State media has renewed its attack on the largest teacher's union in Hong Kong – a day after it announced it was disbanding following accusations that it had “poisoned” children and incited them to violence. Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary on Wednesday that the Professional Teacher's Union (PTU)...

Ex-employee from troubled school arrested over theft

The police on Wednesday confirmed they had arrested a former employee of a school in Tsim Sha Tsui suspected of embezzling almost HK$600,000 in school funds. The force said it received a report from the school on July 15 about HK$599,000 being stolen by a former employee. After an investigation,...

HK reports one new imported Covid case

Health officials on Wednesday reported one new imported Covid-19 case. The 27-year-old woman flew in from Bangladesh, and authorities said she did not display any symptoms. There were no new local cases for the day. The Centre for Health Protection asked the public to avoid unnecessary travel, noting many recent...

Backlog forced HA to streamline jab inquiry services

More public hospitals are pitching in to help assess if people with allergies can get Covid-19 vaccines, after a clinic run by the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong West Cluster was swamped with cases. The Vaccine Allergy Safety Clinic at Grantham Hospital, which also follows up on people who had allergic...