News Article | February 15, 2017
HONG KONG, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (“SPI Energy” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SPI), a global clean energy market place for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced that Xinwei Intelligent Power (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., (“Xinwei Intelligent”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has entered into a binding agreement with BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. (“BOE” or “京东方”) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to a 3.28 megawatt distributed generation project (the “Project”) located in Suqian, Jiangsu Province. The Project is expected to complete its grid connection by June 30, 2017. “We are very pleased to work with BOE, one of the world’s leading players in semiconductor display technologies, products and services, and one of the leading players in smart system for photovoltaic energy solutions, which lists its A-shares and B-shares on China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange,” said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SPI Energy. “We see huge potential in China’s distributed generation market and the regions in which we operate. The national distributed power generation is expected to reach 60GW by 2020 according to the central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan. We are optimistic about the Chinese distributed generation market and we look forward to working closely with additional prestige partners such as BOE.” About SPI Energy Co., Ltd. SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI Energy focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products for both upstream and downstream suppliers and customers. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. This release contains certain “forward-looking statements.” These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this release, which may change, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable securities law.
News Article | February 28, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goertek announced at MWC 2017 that it is launching its 2nd generation standalone virtual reality (VR) head mounted display (HMD) reference platform utilizing the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 mobile platform. This VR HMD reference platform enables a creative and high performance standalone VR design environment that allows original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly develop VR HMDs. Offering 30% more computing power and advanced gesture control function for VR enthusiasts, it is the next leap forward from VR820. Goertek’s 2nd generation standalone VR HMD reference platform with Snapdragon 835 allows OEMs to choose from a pre-qualified set of components based on reference design products. The launch of this new reference platform is part of a greater initiative by Qualcomm Technologies, deemed the “HMD Accelerator Program,” designed as a catalyst for OEMs to create their own virtual reality HMDs. This reference platform with its advanced features is designed to provide the users a captivating, immersive VR experience. The key features include Goertek’s 2nd generation standalone VR HMD reference platform is a fully standalone VR HMD system built from the ground up around the Snapdragon 835. It features industrial, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, acoustic, and software development combined with the technology leading computing, graphics, audio, connectivity, and power management capabilities of the Snapdragon 835. The Snapdragon 835 is also engineered to provide high frequency inertial data sensing, motion to photon latency reduction, power efficiency management, and stereoscopic rendering with lens correction. This combination of each company’s expertise makes this reference platform a category-defining innovation. Devices based upon the platform are designed to work independently of any other device; no connection to auxiliary device or host device is required. “This is an exciting moment for the industry,” said Dr. Pen C. Li, vice president, product marketing, Goertek. “Congratulations to Qualcomm Technologies on the successful launch of the Snapdragon 835, which empowers Goertek’s cutting edge 2nd generation standalone VR HMD reference platform for OEMs in VR industry. The extensive years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing, in both components and systems, has propelled Goertek to be a global ODM leader.” “Mobile will drive VR to the masses, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR HMD reference platform developed in cooperation with Goertek is designed to provide a comprehensive platform to allow OEMs to accelerate the design and manufacture standalone VR HMDs,” said Hugo Swart, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This platform can help springboard OEMs to usher in the next generation of portable, untethered devices that are necessary for a wider adoption of VR.” Goertek’s 2nd generation standalone VR HMD reference platform established a milestone in mobile VR. The availability of a reference platform optimized for VR content and applications is definitely a boost for the industry; it delivers the processing and performance demands of an all-in-one device and exemplifies the expertise of a leading manufacturing partner. After years of strategic investment in design and system integration, Goertek has established itself as a global leader in total system design and manufacturing which includes algorithms, mobile software development, graphics processing, optical designs, lens manufacturing, system simulation, automatic test and production engineering. Goertek’s 2nd generation standalone VR HMD reference platform is available now; please contact Lilix Yang, PR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Goertek is a global leader in total system design and manufacturing and was the worldwide #1 ODM for virtual reality HMD in 2016. Goertek Inc. was established in June 2001, and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in May, 2008. As a worldwide leading high-tech consumer electronics company, Goertek’s main focuses consist of R&D, production and sales of electro-acoustic components, including MEMS mic, sensor, miniature speaker, linear motor, antenna, CNC metal parts, optical component, camera module, and system product, including VR/AR and VR Accessories device, wearable device, smart hearable device such as smart speaker box and wired/wireless headphone/earphone, smart robots, and 360-degree camera, etc. Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Adreno, Hexagon and Kryo are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm All-Ways Aware is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware, Qualcomm Hexagon and Qualcomm Kryo are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
News Article | November 24, 2016
Kymab Group Limited ("Kymab"), a leading monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical group, announced today that it has successfully secured a US$100 million (£81 million) Series C financing. The financing was led by new investors ORI Healthcare Fund L.P. ("ORI Fund") with participation by Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd ("Hepalink"), as well as follow-on investments from existing shareholders: Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Malin Corporation plc; CF Woodford Equity Income Fund and Woodford Patient Capital plc. The funds will enable Kymab to advance its proprietary pipeline of first-in-class therapeutic human monoclonal antibodies, the first of which is commencing clinical development in 2017. Dr. Dave Chiswell, CEO of Kymab, said: "We are delighted to welcome new investors ORI Fund and Hepalink and thank our existing investors for their continued support in our goal of building Kymab into a sustainable global biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of products in four main therapeutic areas: immuno-oncology; auto-immunity; haematology and infectious disease. ORI Fund and Hepalink bring deep experience of the pharmaceutical industry. Hepalink has a global reach for their products and have biologics manufacturing capability in the US. This investment will help us maximise the potential of the Kymab pipeline as we develop and commercialise monoclonal antibody medicines for patients world-wide." Ms. Simone Song, Senior Partner of ORI Fund, added: "We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to invest in Kymab which is equipped with world class technologies, world class programs, a world class team and world class investors. We look forward to working with Dave and his team to fully realise the potential of Kymab as it enters into the clinic with a global presence." Mr. Li Li, President and Chairman of Hepalink, continued: "We have had a biologics strategy for a number of years and believe Kymab has one of the most comprehensive humanised transgenic antibody platforms which is already delivering first-in-class antibodies. We are pleased to invest in a world leading antibody company and look forward to potential collaborative opportunities with Kymab." Kymab is using the Kymouse™ transgenic human antibody platform to discover and develop fully human monoclonal antibody drugs. Data published in Nature Biotechnology demonstrate that the Kymouse technology yields an antibody library constituted from 100 trillion different antibodies. From this deep library rare high-quality antibodies can be selected and developed into therapeutics. Antibodies are one of the best-selling classes of drugs today; five of the top ten best selling drugs are antibodies. This is because antibodies are natural products with exquisite specificity and potency, and generally have superior safety profiles. The challenge has been to capture the full human antibody repertoire and to recapitulate all its attributes. The Series C follows the US$120 million Series A & B financings. For further information contact: Kymab: David Chiswell, Chief Executive Officer Anne Hyland, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +44 (0)1223 833 301, Email: email@example.com Don Powell firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)1223 515436 Mob: +44 (0)778 6858220 Hume Brophy: Mary Clark, Supriya Mathur and Hollie Vile Tel: +44 (0)207 862 6390, Email: email@example.com Notes to Editors About Kymab Kymab Group Limited ("Kymab") is a leading biopharmaceutical group focused on the discovery and development of fully human monoclonal antibody drugs using its proprietary Kymouse antibody platform. Kymouse has been designed to maximise the diversity of human antibodies produced in response to immunisation with antigens. Selecting from a broad diversity of fully human antibodies assures the highest probability of finding that rare drug candidate with best-in-class characteristics. The Kymouse naturally matures these molecules to highly potent drugs obviating the need for further time-consuming modifications. Kymab is using the platform for its internal drug discovery programmes and in partnership with pharmaceutical companies. Kymab commenced operations in 2010 and has raised over US$220m of equity financing which includes $100m Series C financing. It has an experienced management team with a successful track record in drug discovery and development and has numerous therapeutic antibody programmes in immuno-oncology, auto-immunity, haematology, infectious disease and other areas. http://www.kymab.com Kymab, Kymouse, are trademarks of Kymab Limited. About ORI Healthcare Fund (ORI Fund) ORI Fund is a US$200 million venture capital fund focused on investing in innovative companies with disruptive technologies in the healthcare industry globally. The fund is founded by Ms. Simone (Hong Fang) Song, former investment banker and head of China Healthcare at Goldman Sachs. The team consists mostly of former Goldman Sachs bankers and healthcare scientists. About Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (Hepalink) Hepalink distributes its products, including Heparin Sodium API, in the global market to international pharmaceutical companies, such as Sanofi-Aventis, Fresenius-Kabi, and Novartis. Hepalink was established in 1998 and went public and was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on May 6, 2010 (stock code "002399"). Hepalink's headquarters are located in the Shenzhen High-Tech Park. Hepalink has established a comprehensive quality management system in line with China GMP standards and the US and European cGMP standards and regulations. Hepalink manufacturing facilities are approved by the U.S. FDA and EU regulatory authorities, and it is also one of the primary participants in the revision of the USP pharmacopeia standards.
News Article | February 22, 2017
ZHENJIANG, China, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Technology Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: DELT), a manufacturer and seller of specialty chemicals, today announced that it is increasing both the number of core clients it serves and the amount of product sold to these companies. "We are confident that the products we produce for pharmaceutical and pesticide companies, and companies in other sectors including clean energy, food additives, aerospace and agrochemical, allow these major firms to achieve successes. We are very proud of the strategic cooperation these major companies have with Delta Technology," said Chao Xin, Chairman and CEO. Delta Technology services giant international chemical companies including Bayer, BASF Corporation, FMC Corporation as well as several public companies in China listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange for example: Jiangsu Flag Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd., Huapont Life Sciences Co, Ltd. and Jiangsu Changqing Agrochemical Co., Ltd. Founded in 2007, Delta Technology Holdings Ltd. is a leading China-based fine and specialty chemical company producing and distributing organic compound including para-chlorotoluene ("PCT"), ortho-chlorotoluene ("OCT"), PCT/OCT downstream products, unsaturated polyester resin ("UPR"), maleic acid ("MA") and other by-product chemicals. The end application markets of the Company's products include Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical, Dye & Pigments, Aerospace, Ceramics, Coating-Printing, Clean Energy and Food Additives. Delta has approximately 300 employees, 25% of whom are highly-qualified experts and technical personnel. The Company serves more than 380 clients in various industries. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded or followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans," and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Forward-looking statements in this release also include statements about business and economic trends. Investors should also consider the areas of risk described under the heading "Forward Looking Statements" and those factors captioned as "Risk Factors" in DELT's periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by DELT. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delta-technology-holdings-limited-continues-to-expand-revenues-from-core-client-base-300411535.html
News Article | December 1, 2016
PREŠOV, Slovakia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that Marco Bruines has joined as CEO of Leyard Europe, as part of Leyard’s international business. Bruines served as the President of BarcoLeyard, the joint-venture between Leyard and Barco in China and has held executive roles in Europe at Barco, Inter Visual Systems, and most recently served as the managing director of SIGHT, a system integrator in the Benelux area focused on broadcasting and the corporate market. “We are pleased to bring Marco’s deep customer knowledge and industry experience in displays to our EMEA business,” said Zach Zhang, chairman of Leyard International. “In his role, Marco will lead the sales, marketing, support, and operations in the region which will utilize his experience in segments ranging from sports and digital out-of-home media to broadcast, corporate, and control room applications.” Marco Bruines added, “During the previous years working with Leyard, I have always been impressed by the professional organization and strong customer relationships. Moreover, with the broad and high-quality Leyard and Planar product portfolio, we can provide exceptional solutions for our growing markets.” This announcement follows the earlier news of Leyard’s plans to open a new factory in Prešov, Slovakia in the European Union and numerous successful Leyard installations across Europe, including an impressive installation at European headquarters of the United Nations, television studios for RTL Group, and projects for Gucci and BMW. Leyard, named the market leader in narrow pixel pitch LED video walls by FutureSource Consulting, delivers a broad range of fine pitch LED video wall solutions including the recently launched and award-winning Leyard® TWA Series, the Leyard® TVH Series, and the Leyard® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System. The company’s line-up also includes award-winning LCD displays including the Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall System, 4K LCD displays including the Planar® UltraRes™ Series, and Planar® EP Series, as well as interactive touch solutions. Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the design, production, distribution, and service of digital displays, video walls, and visualization products worldwide. Leyard has gained significant market share in fine pitch LED and offers indoor, outdoor, fixed, and creative displays, as well as other ancillary and lighting solutions for the urban environment. Used in various applications, such as broadcast, sports arenas, stadiums, advertisement networks, retail digital signage, control rooms, exhibitions, large scale events, and digital cultural experiences, Leyard enjoys marquee installations globally. Leyard was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Beijing, China, and is traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300296). Forbes magazine (2013) named Leyard among “China’s Top 100 Most Potential Listed Companies.” Planar Systems was acquired by Leyard in 2015. For more information, visit www.leyard.com.
News Article | February 16, 2017
Ballard Power Systems has signed a definitive agreement relating to technology transfer, licensing and supply arrangements with strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd. (Broad-Ocean) for the assembly and sale of FCveloCity 30 kW and 85 kW fuel cell systems in China. Under the deal, Broad-Ocean will manufacture fuel cell modules in three strategic regions in China, including Shanghai. The deal has an estimated value of approximately $25 million in revenue to Ballard over the initial 5-year term, including $12 million in Technology Solutions revenue. In August 2016, Broad-Ocean became Ballard’s largest shareholder following an investment of $28.3 million in Ballard common shares, representing approximately 9.9% of Ballard’s outstanding common shares following the transaction. In each of the three assembly operation locations, Broad-Ocean plans to engage with local governments as well as with bus and commercial vehicle OEMs for deployment of fuel cell buses and commercial vehicles incorporating Ballard-designed modules manufactured by Broad-Ocean. Broad-Ocean will make payments to Ballard at closing and based on certain commissioning milestones, initial supply agreements, and recurring royalty payments. Ballard will also have the exclusive right to purchase fuel cell engines from any of the Broad-Ocean manufacturing operations for sale outside China. Each fuel cell engine assembled by Broad-Ocean will utilize FCvelocity-9SSL fuel cell stacks, initially manufactured by Ballard at its Vancouver HQ facility. Stack supply will be transferred to Guangdong Synergy Ballard Hydrogen Power Co., Ltd. (JVCo), the joint venture owned by Guangdong Nation Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co. Ltd. (Synergy) and Ballard in the City of Yunfu in China’s Guangdong Province, once JVCo becomes fully operational, expected in late-2017. From that time forward, Ballard will supply membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) on an exclusive basis for stacks manufactured by JVCo. This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by Q2 2017. Founded in 1994, Broad-Ocean is headquartered in the City of Zhongshan in Guangdong Province and is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The Company is a leading global manufacturer of motors that power small and specialized electric machinery for electric vehicles (EVs), including buses, commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles, and for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Broad-Ocean produces more than 50 million motors annually for customers on 5 continents.
News Article | February 27, 2017
BEIJING, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: VISN), China's largest out-of-home digital television and advertising network on mass transportation systems and the leading provider of urban mass transit Wi-Fi, today announced that it has reached an agreement (the "Termination Agreement") with Ledman Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. ("Ledman") to terminate the equity transfer agreement (the "Equity Transfer Agreement") relating to 49% equity interest in VisionChina New Culture Media Co., Ltd. ("New Culture"), a company that operates mobile TV advertising business on subway. The termination was due to the parties' disagreement over the operating management philosophy for New Culture. Pursuant to the Equity Transfer Agreement, the Company previously received transaction proceeds of RMB61.0 million in cash and RMB321.2 million in the form of 17,085,100 shares of Ledman, valued at RMB18.8 per share and representing 4.88% of total outstanding shares of Ledman. Pursuant to the Termination Agreement, the Company will regain the 49% equity interest in New Culture from Ledman. In return, the Company will repay Ledman the RMB61.0 million cash consideration, with interest equivalent to that earned in a bank deposit for the same duration, in three installments, with the last installment to be made by August 31, 2017. In addition, the Company will repay RMB321.2 million in cash over the next three years by selling the 17,085,100 shares of Ledman, which have been pledged as collateral for the Company's obligations under the Termination Agreement. If the cash proceeds of selling shares exceed RMB321.2 million, the Company shall share 50% of the exceeding amount with Ledman. The Company is actively seeking potential purchasers of such equity interest. The Company is also exploring other ways to improve its liquidity position. For further details of the Termination Agreement, please refer to public announcements made by Ledman, which are available at www.szse.cn, the official website of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. VisionChina Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VISN) operates an out-of-home advertising network on mass transportation systems, including buses and subways. As of September 30, 2016, VisionChina Media's advertising network included approximately 58,365 digital television displays on mass transportation systems in 14 of China's economically prosperous cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as secured by exclusive agency agreements or joint venture contract. VisionChina Media has the ability to deliver real-time, location-specific broadcasting, including news, stock quotes, weather and traffic reports, and other entertainment programming. In addition, VisionChina Media, through its consolidated affiliate Qianhai Mobile, has secured exclusive concession rights for bus Wi-Fi services in 25 cities across China, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Tianjin, covering approximately 80,000 buses. Currently, Qianhai Mobile provides free Wi-Fi Internet services on over 35,000 buses under the brand name "VIFI," spanning over 15 million commuters and providing over 6 million Wi-Fi service sessions per day. For more information, please visit http://www.visionchina.cn. This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will", "expects", "anticipates", "future", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form F-1 and its annual report on Form 20-F. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law. For investor and media inquiries, please contact: In the United States: Mr. Alan Wang The Piacente Group, Inc. Tel: +1 212-481-2050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/visionchina-media-terminates-transaction-selling-equity-interest-in-its-subway-mobile-tv-advertising-business-300413884.html
News Article | November 3, 2016
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quam Limited (the “Company”, Stock Code: 0952) was informed by its major shareholders (the “Sellers”) that on 28 October 2016 (after trading hours), the Sellers had entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Oceanwide Holdings International Financial Development Co., Ltd (the “Offeror”, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of 泛海控股股份有限公司 (Oceanwide Holdings Co., Ltd. *, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 000046.SZ) ) and a subsidiary of C
News Article | February 17, 2017
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invengo – the global RFID technology provider – is a leading developer and manufacturer of high quality, intelligent RAIN RFID (UHF), HF and NFC inlays, tags and connectivity solutions utilized in the Internet of Things (IoT). With a focus on RFID innovation, Invengo has created a leading product line in retail, library, (industrial) laundry, pharmaceutical, healthcare, (public) transportation and many other industries. With over 20 years of experience in RFID, Invengo is fully dedicated to enabling efficiency in applications such as ticketing, identity management, supply chain management, authentication, asset management and brand equity. Invengo Technology Pte. Ltd, located in Singapore (with subsidiaries in the US and Europe), is the international headquarters of Invengo Information Technology Co. Ltd, listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE: 002161.SZ). Employing over 600 people worldwide, Invengo is one of the largest publicly traded, RFID-oriented companies in the world, with design and manufacturing plants located in the United States, Europe and China and sales offices spanning all major geographies.
News Article | December 28, 2016
HONG KONG, Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International forex and CFDs brokerage Blackwell Global announces today the acquisition of 2 new licences issued by the Security and Futures Commission (SFC; Securities Licence No. BGX296 and Futures Licence No. BGX460) in Hong Kong, permitting the brokerage to offer securities and futures contracts to both Hong Kong and international investors. Following the licence approvals, investors can access both local and international contracts across multiple asset classes -- global stocks, options, and futures, with its competitive pricing and no minimum deposit. Committed to continually enrich its product and technological offerings, this new addition will expand the portfolio of the Blackwell Global brand internationally, and see the company gain a larger stake in the Hong Kong financial market, with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Markets being one of the most traded markets in the world. "We have attained the SFC licences during exciting financial times for the Hong Kong investment scene," said director Michael Wu, when asked about the significance of this event. Due to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock-Connect launched early this month, Blackwell Global is also able to offer investors access to the world's eighth-largest stock market -- the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with its capitalisation of $3.29 trillion, as listed by the World Federation of Exchanges. This is in addition to the Shanghai-Hong Kong connect scheme launched two years ago. The SFC authorisation involves the review of documentation and of various security measures that a company has, to see if certain necessary requirements are met. Companies regulated by the SFC will also have to adhere to the duties and responsibilities that are highlighted under the Code of Conduct. With these regulatory measures in place, clients can be assured that their trades will be conducted safely and securely. Blackwell Global will continue to build trust, integrity, competency and innovation in the trading industry. Founded in 2010, the Blackwell Global group of companies ("Blackwell Global") were established to offer investment solutions for private and institutional clients, including trading services and products ranging from forex, contracts for difference, spot and bullion precious metals, global stocks, options, and futures. Blackwell Global provides superior liquidity, 24-hour technical support, market research tools, educational material, professional partnership programmes and fully integrated trading platforms for its clients. With a global presence in over 90 countries/regions, Blackwell Global has main offices in the separately regulated markets of Cyprus, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.