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RugGear Empowers PTT with Ruggedness at Critical Comms World, 16-18 May Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., May 17, 2017 --( Designed in Germany, RugGear’s smart and rugged phones allow critical communication to happen in real-time in any weather, in any temperature and even on loud job sites. They can successfully replace all existing devices (barcode scanners, cameras, walkie-talkies) used by mobile workforces with one robust, yet modern and easy-to-handle device which will quickly connect all mobile workers, dispatchers, field technicians, team leaders or customers. RugGear phones empower critical communication with robustness based on IP68 Certification (one of the highest ratings of liquid resistance), wide operation range (from -20 °C to 60 °C), MIL-STD 810G (special protection against falls, vibration, humidity, air pressure and temperature variations), RugDisplay-Glass, amplified loudspeaker and many other outdoors-ready features. At CCW 2017 RugGear will focus on models such as RG160, RG310, RG730, RG740 and RG910, all expressly engineered and optimized to meet the highest standards for rugged, reliable and PTT-friendly mobile terminals. These outdoor multi-purpose phones keep people connected with their peers at all times and never fail in emergency situations. Apart from this, CCW 2017 visitors will also have the chance to get their hands on the latest encrypted RugGear devices and ATEX certified handsets (known as “explosion proof” or “intrinsically safe”). The ongoing conversation about rugged phones is for all visitors who are interested in communication for emergency services, critical communications or data security, and how the advantages of rugged devices tackle the crucial Push-To-Talk needs. The RugGear team is at booth #C12, ready to show critical communication professionals how Push-To-Talk technology, particularly operated from RugGear phones, streamlines live communication, even in the most challenging industrial surroundings. About RugGear Founded in 2006, RugGear is a global leading designer and manufacturer of rugged phones. No matter how hazardous the environment, RugGear empowers critical communication for mobile workforces and extreme sports enthusiasts. With durability and ruggedness at the core of their design, RugGear handsets are developed without compromise. High-quality after-sales support to customers is also provided, along with easy integration of push-to-talk solutions that offer unlimited connectivity options, anytime, anywhere. To discover more about RugGear devices, please visit http://www.ruggear.com/. About Critical Communications World Critical Communications World is the most influential exhibition dedicated to linking critical communications professionals for three days of challenging discussions, debates, and networking. CCW 2017 will gather 4000+ critical communications professionals, 175+ exhibitors and the latest market intelligence under one roof: Asia World-Expo, Hong Kong. For more information about Critical Communications World 2017, please visit their website. Contact: Ina Ciobanu, Communications Director RugGear Mobile Email: cati.ciobanu@ruggear.com.sg Website: http://www.ruggear.com/ Let’s connect via social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RugGear LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/RugGear Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruggearphones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruggearphones Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., May 17, 2017 --( PR.com )-- RugGear, one of world's top manufacturers of rugged outdoor mobile phones, will present the latest PTT-enabled tough phones, smartphones, encrypted devices and ATEX-certified handsets at the Critical Communications World taking place in Hong Kong from 16th to 18th May 2017.Designed in Germany, RugGear’s smart and rugged phones allow critical communication to happen in real-time in any weather, in any temperature and even on loud job sites. They can successfully replace all existing devices (barcode scanners, cameras, walkie-talkies) used by mobile workforces with one robust, yet modern and easy-to-handle device which will quickly connect all mobile workers, dispatchers, field technicians, team leaders or customers.RugGear phones empower critical communication with robustness based on IP68 Certification (one of the highest ratings of liquid resistance), wide operation range (from -20 °C to 60 °C), MIL-STD 810G (special protection against falls, vibration, humidity, air pressure and temperature variations), RugDisplay-Glass, amplified loudspeaker and many other outdoors-ready features.At CCW 2017 RugGear will focus on models such as RG160, RG310, RG730, RG740 and RG910, all expressly engineered and optimized to meet the highest standards for rugged, reliable and PTT-friendly mobile terminals. These outdoor multi-purpose phones keep people connected with their peers at all times and never fail in emergency situations. Apart from this, CCW 2017 visitors will also have the chance to get their hands on the latest encrypted RugGear devices and ATEX certified handsets (known as “explosion proof” or “intrinsically safe”).The ongoing conversation about rugged phones is for all visitors who are interested in communication for emergency services, critical communications or data security, and how the advantages of rugged devices tackle the crucial Push-To-Talk needs. The RugGear team is at booth #C12, ready to show critical communication professionals how Push-To-Talk technology, particularly operated from RugGear phones, streamlines live communication, even in the most challenging industrial surroundings.About RugGearFounded in 2006, RugGear is a global leading designer and manufacturer of rugged phones. No matter how hazardous the environment, RugGear empowers critical communication for mobile workforces and extreme sports enthusiasts. With durability and ruggedness at the core of their design, RugGear handsets are developed without compromise. High-quality after-sales support to customers is also provided, along with easy integration of push-to-talk solutions that offer unlimited connectivity options, anytime, anywhere. To discover more about RugGear devices, please visit http://www.ruggear.com/.About Critical Communications WorldCritical Communications World is the most influential exhibition dedicated to linking critical communications professionals for three days of challenging discussions, debates, and networking. CCW 2017 will gather 4000+ critical communications professionals, 175+ exhibitors and the latest market intelligence under one roof: Asia World-Expo, Hong Kong. For more information about Critical Communications World 2017, please visit their website.Contact: Ina Ciobanu, Communications Director RugGear MobileEmail: cati.ciobanu@ruggear.com.sgWebsite: http://www.ruggear.com/Let’s connect via social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RugGearLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/RugGearTwitter: https://twitter.com/ruggearphonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruggearphones Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from RugGear Mobile


News Article | May 29, 2017
Site: cen.acs.org

A four-state region in Appalachia could become a petrochemical supply and manufacturing hub on par with similar hubs on the U.S. Gulf Coast. That’s the thesis of a new report from the American Chemistry Council. The trade association envisions underground cavern storage facilities and an 800-km pipeline for ethane, propane, ethylene, and propylene “along an arc stretching from Monaca, Pa., to Catlettsburg, Ky., including a spur to serve the Charleston, W.Va., area.” Driven by a surfeit of natural gas liquids from the Marcellus, Utica, and Rogersville shale formations in the northeastern U.S., the $10 billion storage hub and pipeline could create 100,000 permanent jobs by 2025, the trade group says. Included in that tally are 25,000 chemical and plastic manufacturing jobs, 43,000 supplier jobs, and 32,000 additional jobs in communities where workers spend their earnings. The report envisions five big ethylene crackers built in the Ohio River Valley. Along with them will be projects for polyethylene, other derivatives, and propane dehydrogenation. All told, the report suggests, chemical makers could invest nearly $36 billion. So far, though, the only definite project is Shell’s cracker and polyethylene plant in Monaca. PTT Global Chemical is considering a cracker in Mead Township, Ohio, but has yet to put steel in the ground. In 2015, Braskem put off a cracker and polyethylene project it was considering in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Shelley Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are backing the concept of a petrochemical hub. The three introduced a bill on May 9 directing the government to conduct a feasibility study of an Appalachian ethane storage hub.


Gold nanoparticles exhibiting absorption in the desirable near-infrared region are attractive candidates for photothermal therapy (PTT). Furthermore, the construction of one nanoplatform employing gold nanoparticles for complementary therapy is still a great challenge. Here, well-defined unique hollow silica nanostars with encapsulated gold caps (starlike Au@SiO ) are readily synthesized using a sacrificial template method. Ethanolamine-functionalized poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (denoted as BUCT-PGEA) brushes are then grafted controllably from the surface of starlike Au@SiO nanoparticles via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization to produce starlike Au@SiO -PGEA. The photothermal effect of gold caps with a cross cavity can be utilized for PTT. The interior hollow feature of starlike Au@SiO nanoparticles endows them with excellent drug loading capability for chemotherapy, while the polycationic BUCT-PGEA brushes on the surface provide good transfection performances for gene therapy, which will overcome the penetration depth limitation of PTT for tumor therapy. Compared with ordinary spherical Au@SiO -PGEA counterparts, the starlike Au@SiO -PGEA hybrids with sharp horns favor endocytosis, which can contribute to enhanced antitumor effectiveness. The rational integration of photothermal gold caps, hollow nanostars, and polycations through the facile strategy might offer a promising avenue for complementary cancer therapy.


The first meeting of the EEC Development Policy Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, agreed on the establishment of the "eastern aviation city," or "Aeropolis," in the vicinity of U-Tapao International Airport to help promote the EEC. There will be the development of three business groups in the future including Sattahip Commercial Port, a Specialized Medical Center, and defense technology. The meeting also agreed to have the State Railway of Thailand conduct the feasibility study on the development of high-speed train system linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang & U-Tapao airports, to maximize the benefits of the "Aeropolis" to the country. The Policy Committee also endorsed the development plan for the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Wang Chan Valley and Rayong province and the Eastern Digital Innovation Park under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society in Sri Racha, Chonburi. In this occasion, Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth led a group of Thai and international media representatives to visit the new face of U-Tapao International Airport, which showcased the country's capability to become the aviation hub of the region. Developed under the "One Airport, Two Missions" concept, U-Tapao International Airport was initially built for national security purpose but later expanded its capability to serve commercial aviation services. The group later visited the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center located at the airport. Aviation is among nine target industries being promoted in the three provinces in EEC area, in which key focuses are those involving high technology and extensive research and development, and crucial to the development of the country's infrastructure and logistics, and promotion of tourism destinations in the areas. Other target industries are Next-Generation Automotive, Smart Electronics, Eco-friendly Petrochemicals and Bio-Chemicals, Automation and Robotics, Medical Hub, Affluent, Medical & Wellness Tourism, Food for the Future and Digital industries. Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth said that, "The Thai government is keen to offer a full support to international investors in these target industries who strive to achieve sustainable development goals, bring a better quality of life to the local community and provide continuing opportunities for local SMEs. We have qualified workforce in the market, as well as utilized best efforts in mitigating investment obstacles and offering attractive privileges and incentives. Most importantly, the EEC Scheme, which was developed for constant and sustainable development, has now been approved by the Council of State and in the process of seeking the Cabinet's approval." On the same day, the Prime Minister also met with 21 top business leaders in relevant organizations and industries including Amata Corporation Public Company Limited, The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), PTT Global Chemical Company Limited, Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Limited, BMW etc. Amata affirmed the EEC development supported both local and international investment to align with Thailand 4.0 roadmap, through the recent collaboration with Yokohama Smart City Project provides the blueprint of development of smart city in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate reduce power consumption and the ambition to build the city of education with a total of 7 educational institutes in the estate. JETRO expressed that Japanese investors were confident on the clear direction of the EEC project and optimistic about the Thai government's recent announcement of Investment Promotion Act 2017. According to Senior Aerospace, to be a part of the new EEC program is a good opportunity to educate local people as well as learn from them, while strengthening the mutual relationship, as well as marks the beginning of business expansion into the future where they foresaw more and more new players in the aviation sector. PTTGC, as a veteran investor in the areas, expressed readiness to embrace new business partners in value-added industry sectors. The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) set new chapter of investment promotion - Investment 4.0 to align with the Thai government's Thailand 4.0 policy, which takes into account the shifting to value-based, innovation-driven economy, the development of human capital, and the creation of high value service. BOI's mission to promote investment in the EEC focuses on core technologies that Thailand has strong potential, including biotech, nanotech, advanced material and digital technology. This is in line with BOI's. According to the BOI, those investing in EEC area will enjoy special incentives that are highly competitive and considered 'most enticing ever' offered in Thailand. These include 50% deduction on corporate income tax (CIT) for five years in addition to a CIT exemption of 13 years and other incentives granted in line with the Competitive Enhancement Act, which includes a maximum corporate income tax exemption of 15 years, among others. The government will also provide other supports including eliminating barriers, rules and regulations in order to generate real, high-value investments as well as One Stop Service to facilitate investment in the area. The EEC, consisting of three Eastern provinces Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong, is expected to be a flagship investment and technology hub of Thailand and reshape the future of the country. The development of EEC will bring a great deal of benefits to other regions of Thailand as it directly connects to other Eastern provinces including Prachin Buri, Srakaew, Chantaburi and Trad, as well as serve as economic link between upper and lower Northeastern region, and the Gulf of Thailand. For more information, please contact Name: Apichaya Sophonratana Tel: +662-553-8111 Ext. 6932 E-mail: thailandinvestmentyear@gmail.com or visit www.boi.go.th SOURCE The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI)


BANGKOK, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thai government emphasized on its readiness to jumpstart the new regional's economic hub, the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), as infrastructure development under the EEC Scheme, including the capacity expansion of U-Tapao International Airport, is progressing as planned. The EEC Scheme is in the process of seeking approval from the National Legislative Assembly and will be soon implemented in later 2017. Mr. Nattaporn Jatusripitak, Advisor to the Office of the PM (Far-left), together with four representatives from private sector: Mr. Hiroki Mitsumata, President of JETRO Bangkok (Left), Mr. Vikrom Kromadit, CEO of Amata Corporation PCL. (Right) and Mr. Narongsak Jivakanun, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy of PTTGC PCL. (Far-right) revealed after the meeting with PM on the EEC development plan and the capability of U-Tapao International Airport as the region’s aviation hub. The first meeting of the EEC Development Policy Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, agreed on the establishment of the "eastern aviation city," or "Aeropolis," in the vicinity of U-Tapao International Airport to help promote the EEC. There will be the development of three business groups in the future including Sattahip Commercial Port, a Specialized Medical Center, and defense technology. The meeting also agreed to have the State Railway of Thailand conduct the feasibility study on the development of high-speed train system linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang & U-Tapao airports, to maximize the benefits of the "Aeropolis" to the country. The Policy Committee also endorsed the development plan for the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECI) under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Wang Chan Valley and Rayong province and the Eastern Digital Innovation Park under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society in Sri Racha, Chonburi. In this occasion, Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth led a group of Thai and international media representatives to visit the new face of U-Tapao International Airport, which showcased the country's capability to become the aviation hub of the region. Developed under the "One Airport, Two Missions" concept, U-Tapao International Airport was initially built for national security purpose but later expanded its capability to serve commercial aviation services. The group later visited the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center located at the airport. Aviation is among nine target industries being promoted in the three provinces in EEC area, in which key focuses are those involving high technology and extensive research and development, and crucial to the development of the country's infrastructure and logistics, and promotion of tourism destinations in the areas. Other target industries are Next-Generation Automotive, Smart Electronics, Eco-friendly Petrochemicals and Bio-Chemicals, Automation and Robotics, Medical Hub, Affluent, Medical & Wellness Tourism, Food for the Future and Digital industries. Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth said that, "The Thai government is keen to offer a full support to international investors in these target industries who strive to achieve sustainable development goals, bring a better quality of life to the local community and provide continuing opportunities for local SMEs. We have qualified workforce in the market, as well as utilized best efforts in mitigating investment obstacles and offering attractive privileges and incentives. Most importantly, the EEC Scheme, which was developed for constant and sustainable development, has now been approved by the Council of State and in the process of seeking the Cabinet's approval." On the same day, the Prime Minister also met with 21 top business leaders in relevant organizations and industries including Amata Corporation Public Company Limited, The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), PTT Global Chemical Company Limited, Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Limited, BMW etc. Amata affirmed the EEC development supported both local and international investment to align with Thailand 4.0 roadmap, through the recent collaboration with Yokohama Smart City Project provides the blueprint of development of smart city in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate reduce power consumption and the ambition to build the city of education with a total of 7 educational institutes in the estate. JETRO expressed that Japanese investors were confident on the clear direction of the EEC project and optimistic about the Thai government's recent announcement of Investment Promotion Act 2017. According to Senior Aerospace, to be a part of the new EEC program is a good opportunity to educate local people as well as learn from them, while strengthening the mutual relationship, as well as marks the beginning of business expansion into the future where they foresaw more and more new players in the aviation sector. PTTGC, as a veteran investor in the areas, expressed readiness to embrace new business partners in value-added industry sectors. The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) set new chapter of investment promotion - Investment 4.0 to align with the Thai government's Thailand 4.0 policy, which takes into account the shifting to value-based, innovation-driven economy, the development of human capital, and the creation of high value service. BOI's mission to promote investment in the EEC focuses on core technologies that Thailand has strong potential, including biotech, nanotech, advanced material and digital technology. This is in line with BOI's. According to the BOI, those investing in EEC area will enjoy special incentives that are highly competitive and considered 'most enticing ever' offered in Thailand. These include 50% deduction on corporate income tax (CIT) for five years in addition to a CIT exemption of 13 years and other incentives granted in line with the Competitive Enhancement Act, which includes a maximum corporate income tax exemption of 15 years, among others. The government will also provide other supports including eliminating barriers, rules and regulations in order to generate real, high-value investments as well as One Stop Service to facilitate investment in the area. The EEC, consisting of three Eastern provinces Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong, is expected to be a flagship investment and technology hub of Thailand and reshape the future of the country. The development of EEC will bring a great deal of benefits to other regions of Thailand as it directly connects to other Eastern provinces including Prachin Buri, Srakaew, Chantaburi and Trad, as well as serve as economic link between upper and lower Northeastern region, and the Gulf of Thailand. For more information, please contactName: Apichaya SophonratanaTel: +662-553-8111 Ext. 6932E-mail: thailandinvestmentyear@gmail.com or visit www.boi.go.th Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170502/1840174-1


In this occasion, Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth led a group of Thai and international media representatives to visit the new face of U-Tapao International Airport, which showcased the country's capability to become the aviation hub of the region. Developed under the "One Airport, Two Missions" concept, U-Tapao International Airport was initially built for national security purpose but later expanded its capability to serve commercial aviation services. The group later visited the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center located at the airport. Aviation is among nine target industries being promoted in the three provinces in EEC area, in which key focuses are those involving high technology and extensive research and development, and crucial to the development of the country's infrastructure and logistics, and promotion of tourism destinations in the areas. Other target industries are Next-Generation Automotive, Smart Electronics, Eco-friendly Petrochemicals and Bio-Chemicals, Automation and Robotics, Medical Hub, Affluent, Medical & Wellness Tourism, Food for the Future and Digital industries. Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth said that, "The Thai government is keen to offer a full support to international investors in these target industries who strive to achieve sustainable development goals, bring a better quality of life to the local community and provide continuing opportunities for local SMEs. We have qualified workforce in the market, as well as utilized best efforts in mitigating investment obstacles and offering attractive privileges and incentives. Most importantly, the EEC Scheme, which was developed for constant and sustainable development, has now been approved by the Council of State and in the process of seeking the Cabinet's approval." On the same day, the Prime Minister also met with 21 top business leaders in relevant organizations and industries including Amata Corporation Public Company Limited, The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), PTT Global Chemical Company Limited, Senior Aerospace (Thailand) Limited, BMW etc. Amata affirmed the EEC development supported both local and international investment to align with Thailand 4.0 roadmap, through the recent collaboration with Yokohama Smart City Project provides the blueprint of development of smart city in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate reduce power consumption and the ambition to build the city of education with a total of 7 educational institutes in the estate. JETRO expressed that Japanese investors were confident on the clear direction of the EEC project and optimistic about the Thai government's recent announcement of Investment Promotion Act 2017. According to Senior Aerospace, to be a part of the new EEC program is a good opportunity to educate local people as well as learn from them, while strengthening the mutual relationship, as well as marks the beginning of business expansion into the future where they foresaw more and more new players in the aviation sector. PTTGC, as a veteran investor in the areas, expressed readiness to embrace new business partners in value-added industry sectors. The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) set new chapter of investment promotion - Investment 4.0 to align with the Thai government's Thailand 4.0 policy, which takes into account the shifting to value-based, innovation-driven economy, the development of human capital, and the creation of high value service. BOI's mission to promote investment in the EEC focuses on core technologies that Thailand has strong potential, including biotech, nanotech, advanced material and digital technology. This is in line with BOI's. According to the BOI, those investing in EEC area will enjoy special incentives that are highly competitive and considered 'most enticing ever' offered in Thailand. These include 50% deduction on corporate income tax (CIT) for five years in addition to a CIT exemption of 13 years and other incentives granted in line with the Competitive Enhancement Act, which includes a maximum corporate income tax exemption of 15 years, among others. The government will also provide other supports including eliminating barriers, rules and regulations in order to generate real, high-value investments as well as One Stop Service to facilitate investment in the area. The EEC, consisting of three Eastern provinces Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong, is expected to be a flagship investment and technology hub of Thailand and reshape the future of the country. The development of EEC will bring a great deal of benefits to other regions of Thailand as it directly connects to other Eastern provinces including Prachin Buri, Srakaew, Chantaburi and Trad, as well as serve as economic link between upper and lower Northeastern region, and the Gulf of Thailand. For more information, please contact Name: Apichaya Sophonratana Tel: +662-553-8111 Ext. 6932 E-mail: thailandinvestmentyear@gmail.com or visit www.boi.go.th To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-board-of-investment-of-thailand-eec-jumpstart-brings-thailand-closer-to-become-key-asean-investment-and-technology-hub-300449552.html SOURCE The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI)


News Article | May 6, 2017
Site: www.reuters.com

JAKARTA/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Indonesian government is suing Thailand's state-owned PTT and PTT Exploration and Production for around $2 billion for alleged damage to the environment from an oil spill in the Timor Sea eight years ago.


China LNG Market to Drive Substantially in Coming Years, Rising Adoption of Natural Gas & Cleaner Fuels to Make Positive Effect This study evaluates the future growth potential of LNG market across China and provides statistics and facts on market structure, demand & supply analysis and trends during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. Albany, NY, April 15, 2017 --( Ask For Free Sample Report: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=S&repid=1037844 Initially, the report starts by describing the market overview of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) along with its scope and market segmentation. China stands among top 15 largest proved natural gas reserves, universally. Also, China is still in the driving seat when it comes to global gas demand growth. The study further analyzes that from the past few years, increasing natural gas consumption and limited natural gas production is boosting demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the country. The prime factors behind this include- China’s rising incomes, urbanization and concerns over the toxic smoke that shields many of its cities had pushed the country away from coal and oil towards natural gas and cleaner fuels. The next section of the report presents detailed market segmentation, which is based on several regions, product types and application. Some of the major applications of LNG described in the report, include Oil industry, Gas industry and others. Based on type, the Chinese market of LNG has been segregated into: · Intermodals · Tank wagons · Freight cars According to the findings, in the coming years, the government is planning to replace all coal-based power plants in the country with natural gas based power plants. This shift towards natural gas based power plants is predicted to push growth in natural gas exploration and production, as well as expand China’s LNG imports in the coming years. Some of the key consumers for LNG in China include industrial, power, residential and transportation sectors. Among these, the residential segment has shown rapid increase, due to increasing peak saving demand from customers for space heating requirements and rising demand for integrated LNG power plants. Moreover, the report focuses on top manufactures in China, together with deep insights into its capacity, price, production, revenue and market share for each manufacturer. At present, leading players available in the China market are: · Chilean Central El Campesin · Excelerate · Petrobangla · PTT Plc · PV Gas · TokyoGas Browse Main Report with Full TOC: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/report/china-lng-market-research-report-2017-report.html At the end, manufacturing cost analysis, marketing strategy, marketing effect factors and industrial analysis are also discussed in the report. About Market Research Hub: Market Research Hub (MRH) is a next-generation reseller of research reports and analysis. MRH’s expansive collection of market research reports has been carefully curated to help key personnel and decision makers across industry verticals to clearly visualize their operating environment and take strategic steps. MRH functions as an integrated platform for the following products and services: Objective and sound market forecasts, qualitative and quantitative analysis, incisive insight into defining industry trends, and market share estimates. Our reputation lies in delivering value and world-class capabilities to our clients. Contact Details: 90 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, United States Toll Free: 866-997-4948 (US-Canada) Tel: +1-518-621-2074 Email: press@marketresearchhub.com Website: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/ Follow Us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MktResearchHub/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-research-hub/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarketResearchHub/ Albany, NY, April 15, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The latest report, with a prime focus on the Chinese market, titled “China LNG Market Research Report 2017” has been recently broadcasted to the wide database of Market Research Hub (MRH). This study evaluates the future growth potential of LNG market across China and provides statistics and facts on market structure, demand & supply analysis and trends during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. Besides, the report also analyzes emerging trends along with important drivers, challenges and opportunities currently available in LNG market in China.Ask For Free Sample Report: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=S&repid=1037844Initially, the report starts by describing the market overview of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) along with its scope and market segmentation. China stands among top 15 largest proved natural gas reserves, universally. Also, China is still in the driving seat when it comes to global gas demand growth. The study further analyzes that from the past few years, increasing natural gas consumption and limited natural gas production is boosting demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the country. The prime factors behind this include- China’s rising incomes, urbanization and concerns over the toxic smoke that shields many of its cities had pushed the country away from coal and oil towards natural gas and cleaner fuels.The next section of the report presents detailed market segmentation, which is based on several regions, product types and application. Some of the major applications of LNG described in the report, include Oil industry, Gas industry and others. Based on type, the Chinese market of LNG has been segregated into:· Intermodals· Tank wagons· Freight carsAccording to the findings, in the coming years, the government is planning to replace all coal-based power plants in the country with natural gas based power plants. This shift towards natural gas based power plants is predicted to push growth in natural gas exploration and production, as well as expand China’s LNG imports in the coming years.Some of the key consumers for LNG in China include industrial, power, residential and transportation sectors. Among these, the residential segment has shown rapid increase, due to increasing peak saving demand from customers for space heating requirements and rising demand for integrated LNG power plants.Moreover, the report focuses on top manufactures in China, together with deep insights into its capacity, price, production, revenue and market share for each manufacturer. At present, leading players available in the China market are:· Chilean Central El Campesin· Excelerate· Petrobangla· PTT Plc· PV Gas· TokyoGasBrowse Main Report with Full TOC: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/report/china-lng-market-research-report-2017-report.htmlAt the end, manufacturing cost analysis, marketing strategy, marketing effect factors and industrial analysis are also discussed in the report.About Market Research Hub:Market Research Hub (MRH) is a next-generation reseller of research reports and analysis. MRH’s expansive collection of market research reports has been carefully curated to help key personnel and decision makers across industry verticals to clearly visualize their operating environment and take strategic steps.MRH functions as an integrated platform for the following products and services: Objective and sound market forecasts, qualitative and quantitative analysis, incisive insight into defining industry trends, and market share estimates. Our reputation lies in delivering value and world-class capabilities to our clients.Contact Details:90 State Street,Albany, NY 12207,United StatesToll Free: 866-997-4948 (US-Canada)Tel: +1-518-621-2074Email: press@marketresearchhub.comWebsite: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/Follow Us on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/MktResearchHub/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-research-hub/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarketResearchHub/ Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Market Research Hub


The Finnish economy has turned towards growth. In the near future, growth is expected to be clearly above one per cent. This growth is mainly based on private consumption and building investments. Inflation has shown signs of acceleration, but, in particular, short-term interest rates remain at an unusually low level. Long-term interest rates are expected to rise. The confidence of consumers in the economy has strengthened further, and they are optimistic about the development of the unemployment situation. Demand for rental apartments has remained high. Housing construction is active in SATOs main operating areas. In the Helsinki metropolitan area many developing residential areas are being built such as Kalasatama, Kruunuvuorenranta and Jätkäsaari in Helsinki, Niittykumpu in Espoo, and Tikkurila and Martinlaakso in Vantaa. Among others, the Härmälänranta area in Tampere and Kakola area in Turku are being developed. The high number of new apartments completed has balanced the rental apartment market in many places and rents have increased moderately. There is more activity in the real estate investment market than ever before (KTI). The number of apartments purchased by investors has remained high, and consumers have also picked up the pace during the first quarter. This was reflected, for example, in the number of housing loans withdrawn in January 2017. The last time as many loans were withdrawn was in January 2012. The Russian economy is expected to grow moderately. At the beginning of the year, the company changed its reporting practices so that net sales consist only of rental income. For further information on the changes, please see the note 1 in the interim report. In January-March, consolidated net sales stood at EUR 68.1 (61.1) million, showing a change of 11.5 per cent from the reference period. Net sales have increased as a result of the larger number of apartments and positive development of occupancy rate. Operating profit was EUR 70.3 (72.9) million. The operating profit without the change in the fair value was EUR 38.0 (33.1) million. At the beginning of the year, the change in value was EUR 32.3 (39.8) million, mainly because of the increase in apartment prices in SATO's operating areas, the discontinuation of specific restrictions and the increase in the value of the Russian rouble. Profit before taxes was EUR 58.6 (63.3) million. Cash flow from operations (free cash flow after taxes excluding the change in fair value) in January-March amounted to EUR 19.2 (21.0) million. The consolidated balance sheet totalled EUR 3,562.5 (3,287.1) million at the end of March. Equity was EUR 1,304.2 (1,011.9) million. Equity per share was EUR 23.03 (19.90). The Group's equity ratio was 36.6 (30.8) per cent at the end of March. The increase in the equity ratio was due to value growth and good profitability in 2016. SATO's Annual General meeting decided not to pay dividend from profit 2016 in order to further improve investment capacity. The minimum target is an equity ratio of 35 per cent. The Group's annualized return on equity was 14.7 (20.1) per cent. Return on investment was 8.8 (10.4) per cent. Interest-bearing liabilities at the end of March totalled EUR 1,905.7 (1,946.1) million, of which loans subject to market terms accounted for EUR 1,437.1 (1,635.9) million. The average interest rate was 2.5 (2.5) per cent. Net financing costs totalled EUR -11.7 (-9.6) million. EUR 52.0 million of new long-term financing was raised. The solvency ratio (debt-to-assets) was 53.4 (55.1) per cent at the end of March. Solvency ratio improved due to value growth and good profitability in 2016. The calculated impact of changes in the market value of interest hedging on equity was EUR 4.7 (-6.6) million. The development of the value of rental apartments is a key factor for SATO. Its housing assets are located in areas and apartment sizes, demand for which will increase in the long term. The allocation of building repairs is based on lifecycle plans and repair need specifications. On 31 March 2017, SATO owned a total of 25,499 (23,365) apartments. A total of 315 rental apartments were acquired or completed. The total number of divested rental apartments and shared ownership apartments redeemed by the owner occupants was 117. The fair value of rental apartments was EUR 3,414.2 (2,823.4) million at the end of March. The change in the value of investment assets, including the rental apartments acquired and divested during the review period, was EUR 31.0 (70.5) million. Of the value of homes, the Helsinki metropolitan area accounted for some 79 per cent, Tampere and Turku made up 13 per cent, and St. Petersburg covered 4 per cent at the end of March. Investment activities prepare the ground for growth. Since 2000, SATO has invested more than EUR 2.0 billion in non-subsidised rental apartments. SATO acquires and builds entire rental buildings and single rental apartments. Investments in rental apartments stood at EUR 26.4 (37.2) million. Investments in the Helsinki metropolitan area represented 78 per cent and investments in new apartments represented 74 per cent of all investments in the review period. During the review period, 117 (66) rental apartments were divested in Finland. Their total value was EUR 28.4 (7.3) million. Effective rental activities provide home-seekers with quick access to a home and the Group with a steadily increasing cash flow. Rental services are mainly offered by SATO's rental offices. In addition, SATO's electronic channels make finding a home easy for customers. Because of apartments acquired in 2016 and an improved occupancy rate, rental income increased by 11.5 per cent to EUR 68.1 (61.1) million. The economic occupancy rate of apartments in Finland was 96.1 (94.8) per cent on average, and the rental apartment turnover rate was 37.0 (40.6) per cent. During the past 12 months, the decrease in the turnover rate and the increase in the occupancy rate have been improved by activities carried out in accordance with the Customer First strategy programme, closer communications with customers, improved quality and more effective rental activities. The average monthly rent of SATO's rental apartments at the end of the period was EUR 16.54 (16.06) per m2. The average rent is increased by investments in small apartments in growth centres. Rent increases remained moderate. Net rental income from apartments stood at EUR 42.4 (37.9) million, and the net rental income rate was 5.2 (5.7) per cent. Property development allows for new investments in rental apartments in Finland. The rental capacity and value of rental apartments owned by SATO are developed through renovation activities. The book value of owned plot reserves totalled EUR 62.6 (57.0) million at the end of March. The value of new plots acquired by the end of March totalled EUR 0.0 (2.4) million. The permitted building volume for about 2,050 apartments is being developed for the plots of the company's own stock. As a result, SATO can make use of the existing infrastructure, and it allows for a denser urban structure and, thereby, serves to ensure the availability of services. In Finland, a total of 298 (32) rental apartments and 57 (0) apartments for sale were completed. On 31 March 2017, a total of 1,392 (1,172) rental apartments and 0 (76) owner occupied apartments were under construction. A total of EUR 8.8 (8.2) million was spent on repairing apartments and improving their quality. A total of 18 (48) new apartments were sold in January-March. At the end of the review period, a total of 9 (29) completed apartments and 0 (23) apartments under construction remained unsold. The total purchase value of these unsold apartments amounted to EUR 6.0 (25.8) million. SATO has made a strategic decision to give up its production of owner-occupied apartments and focus on business operations related to rental apartments. The housing market of St. Petersburg is of the same size as the Finnish housing market. The expansion of investment activities to St. Petersburg from 2007 has increased the opportunities for SATO's growth. Apartments are acquired in central locations in the city. At the end of March, housing assets in St. Petersburg totalled EUR 137.3 (111.5) million. The total amount of binding purchase agreements was EUR 0.0 (1.1) million. At the end of March, SATO owned 534 (460) completed apartments and 0 (74) apartments under construction in St. Petersburg. The economic occupancy rate of rental apartments was 87.8 (77.0) per cent on average. The increase in the occupancy rate from the previous year was mainly attributable to the positive development of the occupancy rate in the newest buildings. For the time being, SATO will refrain from making new investment decisions in Russia. At the end of March, the Group employed 186 (162) people, of whom 171 (152) had a permanent contract of employment. The average number of personnel was 181 (165) in January-March. The Board of Directors of SATO Corporation was confirmed to consist of seven members. The Annual General Meeting selected Erik Selin as the Chairman of the Board. Marcus Hansson, Jukka Hienonen, Esa Lager, Tarja Pääkkönen and Timo Stenius will continue as Board members. Hans Spikker was elected as a new member. KPMG Oy Ab, authorised public accountants, will continue as the company's auditor. The Annual General Meeting decided that SATO Corporation will pay no dividend for 2016. Organisation of the Board of Directors At its organisation meeting on 8 March 2017, the company's Board of Directors elected Jukka Hienonen as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors from among its members. The Board of Directors elected Erik Selin as the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and Jukka Hienonen and Tarja Pääkkönen as its members. The Board of Directors elected Marcus Hansson as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Esa Lager, Hans Spikker and Timo Stenius as its members. There are no significant events following the review period. The most significant risks in the renting of apartments are related to economic cycles and fluctuations in demand. The positive development of the value of SATO's housing assets and its rental capacity of apartments are secured by focusing on growth centres. Changes in energy efficiency and environmental requirements may increase the repair costs of SATO's investment apartments. Risks in housing investments in St. Petersburg are associated with the operating environment and currency risks. About four per cent of SATO's housing assets are located in St. Petersburg. For the time being, SATO will refrain from making new investment decisions in Russia. In accordance with the Group's financing policy, the aim is to ensure that at least 60 per cent of all loans are fixed-rate loans. The Group has set an equity ratio target of at least 35 per cent. A more detailed description of risks and risk management is available in the Group's annual report for 2016 and on the company's website at www.sato.fi. In the operating environment, SATO's business activities are mainly affected by consumer confidence, the development of purchasing power, the rent and price development for apartments, general competition and interest rates. The Finnish economy is expected to continue with its slow growth, and general confidence is estimated to be higher than on average. Interest rate level is expected to remain low in 2017, which will have a positive impact on SATO's financing costs. Long-term interest rates are expected to rise. According to the Bank of Finland, steady growth in the global economy and the light financing conditions will support the positive development of the eurozone in the near future, even though these expectations are shadowed by the uncertainties related to Brexit, other political events that may slow down economic growth, and concerns related to the state of the banking sector in certain countries in the eurozone and to the outlook on public economy. Increases in urbanisation provide good long-term conditions for continued investments in Finland. Net immigration is expected to be the highest form of population increase in SATO's operating areas. Some 80 per cent of SATO's housing assets are located in the Helsinki metropolitan area, where price development is expected to be more positive than in the rest of Finland. According to estimates of Pellervo Economic Research (PTT), prices and rents will continue to increase, demand for owner occupied apartments will grow higher, and the accelerating of housing sales will alleviate the pressure in the rental market. SATO's net rental income rate is expected to remain at the 2016 level. It will take several years to fulfil the estimated lack of 20,000 apartments in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and 3,000 apartments in Tampere. There is constant demand for new housing investments. According to the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland will require 25,000-30,000 new apartments every year in its growth centres by 2040. The Russian economy is expected to develop slowly. On 10 April 2017, SATO had 56,783,067 shares and 96 shareholders registered in the book-entry system. The share turnover rate was 0.0 per cent for the period 1 January-10 April 2017. SATO is one of Finland's leading lessors of rental apartments. SATO aims to offer full options for rental housing and an excellent customer experience. At the end of 2016, SATO owned a total of 25,300 rental apartments in Finland's largest growth centres and in St. Petersburg. We contribute to sustainable development and initiative through our operations, and engage in open interaction with our stakeholders in order to produce added value. We operate over the long term and profitably. We increase the value of housing assets through investments and divestments and through our repair activities. SATO Group's net sales in 2016 stood at EUR 263.0 million* in accordance with the new reporting practices, its operating profit stood at EUR 267.2 million and its profit before taxes was EUR 219.4 million. The value of SATO's investment assets is EUR 3.4 billion. *Net sales have been changed in accordance with the new reporting practices.


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Thailand's PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) will collaborate to develop advanced 3D printing materials for the next-generation automotive industry. PTTGC is Thailand's largest petrochemical and refining company. With eight main business lines, it focuses on investing into the expansion of specialties chemical products and green chemicals. A top-ranked university, NTU is renowned for its research-intensive interdisciplinary approach in developing innovative solutions for industry and society. NTU and PTTGC aim to jointly develop new materials that could be used to 3D print vehicle components to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, fostering sustainable growth. The two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in Bangkok, Thailand. NTU's signatory, Professor Lam Khin Yong, Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research), said, "This partnership is very timely, especially when many countries are developing advanced manufacturing technologies to make more complex components, yet with a greener carbon footprint. With the combined expertise of NTU in translational research and innovation, and the industrial application experience of PTTGC, I am sure that together we will be able to achieve new technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs." Signing on behalf of PTTGC is Mr Supattanapong Punmeechaow, President & Chief Executive Officer. "Our company is leveraging its research and development competencies as one strategic arm for growth and sustainability. Thus, we collaborate with both domestic and international external partners to attain timely commercialisation. Under the current Thailand 4.0 Policy, Thailand is moving towards an innovation-driven economy. Both PTTGC and NTU Singapore have mutual interests and complementary strengths, creating synergy for faster innovation." The two partners kicked off the partnership by inking a research collaboration agreement on the same day that details the research focus. NTU has built up its expertise in 3D printing in recent years, partnering industry leaders to develop innovative technologies in key sectors such as aerospace and defence, where it is finding more reliable ways of 3D printing aerospace components and is developing lightweight UAVs with embedded electronics. In healthcare, the university is coming up with new methods of 3D printing human tissue and medical implants, while in the marine and offshore industry it aims to develop 3D printing solutions to make it easier and cheaper to repair components of ships and rigs. The university is also looking to boost productivity in the building and construction sector, where it wants to find new ways to 3D print customised concrete structures for buildings. Professor Chua Chee Kai, Executive Director of NTU's Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, is also one of the most cited scientists in the world for 3D printing. A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes - the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering - and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI). Ranked 11th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world's top young university for the last three years running. The University's main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore's medical district. PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited is strengthened with its diversity of product in both Olefins and Aromatics line, which improves its competitive advantage as well as the ability to reduce risk inherent in the petrochemical industry. A larger production scale as a result of the integration will enable the Company to leverage its significant economy of scale to reduce unit costs as well as to achieve a fully integrated production process that delivers more value-added products, especially the ability to pursue additional downstream specialties. The synergy achieved by the consolidation will also unlock greater benefits in terms of production and market optimization. PTTGC has maintained its leadership position in the "Top 10 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) - World Members" in the chemicals sector at the gold-class level for the fourth consecutive year. The company was recognized as "Industry Best," which reflects PTTGC's excellence in ensuring sustainability at an international level and being a role model in sustainability in business expansion throughout its supply chain. Also, PTTGC is a leading organization that identifies key 2E1S (Economic-Environmental-Social) issues considered essential for a sustainable business, enhancing value for stakeholders and building greater trust and confidence among global investors.

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