Monthly Archives: July 2019

شركة البلوكتشين الناشئة بلفريكس تستعد لأول جولة تمويل لها

كوالالمبور، ماليزيا، 31 تموز/يوليو، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير / — تستعد شركة بلفريكس، وهي شركة بلوكتشين ناشئة وشبكة عالمية من مؤشرات الأرصدة الرقمية وحلول بلوكتشين المعتمدة، لجمع مبلغ 30 مليون دولار من خلال جولتها التمويلية الأولى. وبعد أن نشرت أول شبكة بلوكتشين ممتثلة لكي واي سي بنجاح تحت اسم بلريام، أطلقت بلفريكس مؤخرا أول مجموعة من التطبيقات غير المركزية على شبكة البلوكتشين نفسها.

وإذ تعمل من ماليزيا، توسعت شركة البلوكتشين الناشئة بقوة في منطقة آسيا وإفريقيا والشرق الأوسط. وقد أصبحت أول بورصة في الشرق الأوسط تحصل على ترخيص ساندبوكس من بنك البحرين المركزي ووقعت مذكرة تفاهم مع حكومة ولاية أندرا في الهند لتقديم حل بلوكتشين لحكومة الولاية.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_2doz4gxo/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

من خلال نشر شبكة بلريام بلوكتشين، وهي شبكة بلوكتشين هجين خاصة وعامة معتمدة، تعالج بلفريكس جوهر معرفة عميلك، التي تسود في معاملات بلوكتشين.  تدعي شركة بلفريكس أنها البورصة الوحيدة القادرة على الامتثال لمتطلبات إجمالي الناتج المحلي ومتطلب FATF لتحويل البيانات على بلوكتشين. وقعت أكاديمية بلفريكس، الجناح التعليمي للمجموعة، مذكرة تفاهم مع  جامعة دي آي تي، وهي جامعة تكنولوجيا في تنزانيا، لتدريب طلابها على تكنولوجيا بلوكتشين.

وضخ رأس المال الاستثماري أكثر من 4 مليارات دولار أميركي في مشاريع بلوكتشين في العام 2018. ومع بدء الحكومات ببطء وثبات في تقبل عمل الأصول الرقمية، وقفز البنوك وعمالقة وسائل الإعلام الاجتماعية مثل  فيسبوك إلى عربة العملات الرقمية المشفرة، فإن صناعة بلوكتشين تستعد لاعتمادها بشكل كبير في السنوات القليلة المقبلة. من المتوقع أن تظل بلوكتشين من أهم مجالات استثمارات رأس المال الاستثماري للفترة 2019-2020.

بعد تقديمها للحصول على براءات اختراع لحلول كي واي سي القائمة على بلوكتشين والخدمات المصرفية على بلوكتشين، تنتظر بلفريكس موافقة الجهات التنظيمية في اليابان وإسبانيا والولايات المتحدة والمكسيك للحصول على تراخيص التقنية المالية. تجري المجموعة حاليًا مفاوضات مع بعض المستثمرين من المؤسسات وتعتزم إغلاق جولة التمويل قبل نهاية هذا العام.

وقال برافينكومار، المؤسس والرئيس التنفيذي لمجموعة بلفريكس: “بلوكتشين كانت ولا تزال مفهومًا ناشئًا في السوق. كل شخص يتحدث عن بلوكتشين لكن حفنة قليلة فقط تفهم الإمكانات الحقيقية لهذه اللتكنولوجيا. لقد جمعنا بين أسواق المال ومساحة تكنولوجيا دي أل تي لتطوير منتجات ذات مغزى يمكن أن تؤثر على التمكين الاجتماعي والاقتصادي المنطقة التي نعمل فيها”.

وضع تقرير حديث من غارتنر، شبكة بلوكتشين التي طورتها بلفريكس، بين أفضل 10 شبكات بلوكتشين لديها مشاريع في العالم الحقيقي. سيكون العام 2020 عامًا حاسمًا بالنسبة لشركات بلوكتشين الناشئة التي ستتم متابعتها عن كثب من قبل وسائل الإعلام العالمية والمستثمرين لتحقيق النتائج.

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Launch ceremony of the Aberdare High Voltage manufacturing plant

SUZHOU, China, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On July 25, 2019, Hengtong Aberdare Cables held a grand unveiling ceremony for the launch of the Aberdare high voltage manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Mr. Ebrahim Patel, and Ambassador Lin Songtian unveiled the Aberdare high-voltage cable production line.

The total investment of the project was more than ZAR 135 million. This investment expands the product portfolio of Aberdare Cables from the current level of 33kV to a new product offering of up to 132 kV. The new production line is already set for full production capacity, making Aberdare the third African company capable of producing high-voltage cables.

On the day of the ceremony, guests included Mr. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry and Economic Development of South Africa; Ambassador Lin Songtian of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of South Africa; Mr Fikile Majola, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry; Mr. Mlungisi Mvoko, Eastern Cape MEC for Finance and Economic Development; and Mr. Mongameli Bobani, Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. Together with customers, partners and media, more than 140 people were in attendance. The launch of the high-voltage cable manufacturing plant is an important step towards Hengtong’s further internationalization and in direct response to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign to attract investment.

Dr. Song Haiyan, Aberdare CEO, expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the distinguished guests and media friends for attending. He shared that Hengtong’s investment will bring more employment opportunities to local young people and women. In the HV projects, more than 50% of the R135m is spent on locally procured goods, and most of the raw materials will be also be procured locally. He pointed out that Aberdare would adopt a new model to carry out its business, and would work closely with EPC Contractors, Accessories Suppliers and Testing Parties.

Ambassador Lin Songtian spoke highly of the assistance given by the South African government departments to Chinese-funded enterprises in South Africa, and made a systematic analysis of South Africa’s advantages in attracting foreign investment. In his report, he also mentioned that government departments need to relax visas for Chinese technical managers, as well as incentives and tax relief policies from government need to be sustained.

In the speech of Mr. Ebrahim Patel, he mentioned that the investment of Hengtong has brought new employment opportunities to South Africa. At the same time, he responded to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s localization requirements and confirmed the President’s assertion that South Africa has a strong attraction for foreign investment.

“Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers, as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and for the country at large,” Patel said.

Proceedings of the day included a factory tour of the high voltage line by customers. Dr. Song Haiyan presented the development of Hengtong and Aberdare. Mr. Ebrahim Patel, and Ambassador Lin Songtian unveiled the Aberdare high-voltage cable production line.

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Bambu Raises US$10 Million in Series B Funding

New funding to accelerate the company’s geographical expansion and scalability of technology.

SINGAPORE, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bambu (www.bambu.life), a Singapore-based leading global provider of digital wealth technology, today announced the closure of US$10 million in a Series B funding round. Third-time investor Franklin Templeton co-led the investment along with new investor PEAK6 Strategic Capital LLC, which is headquartered in Chicago.

Bambu Team

With the fresh funding, Bambu can take on new opportunities and reach a wider B2B audience through scalable software-as-a-service solutions. In the past three years, Bambu has established product market fit as a robo-advisor technology provider to more than 15 financial institutions globally. Bambu plans to expand the product offering to target new segments within financial services, as well as build up delivery and support teams in key global markets.

Ned Phillips, CEO and founder of Bambu, remarked, “We are committed to working with a global client base to digitize saving and investing so it’s easier and more accessible to investors everywhere. We welcome PEAK6 together with the continued support from Franklin Templeton, in this round. This is a strong confirmation that we have built a unique business and platform for the global market. We see growing demand across all markets, and we are increasing our ability to serve clients globally.”

“As the future of digital wealth grows exponentially, we are delighted to be part of a scalable company that has shown potential in delivering results. We are pleased to support continuously their business growth and partnership in 2019 and beyond,” Harshendu Bindal, Managing Director, Head of Digital Strategy and Wealth Management at Franklin Templeton commented.

“We are excited to partner with Bambu,” said Jenny Just, Co-Founder of PEAK6. “Through our subsidiary Apex Clearing, which has a complementary solution suite in custody and clearing services, we know the digital wealth space well and believe that the team at Bambu is building a tech solution that will continue to empower the next generation of investors and improve overall financial wellness in the markets that we serve.”

The team has grown over the last three years to 70 employees. The company has expanded to have offices in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and representatives in San Francisco, and Johannesburg, with clients in the USA, Europe, UAE and across Asia.

For more information

Bambu: http://www.bambu.life/
Franklin Templeton:  www.franklinresources.com
PEAK6: www.PEAK6.com

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ADNOC closes partnership agreements with Eni, OMV in refining and trading

ABU DHABI, The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, on Wednesday announced that it has closed its landmark strategic equity partnerships with the Italian oil and gas company Eni and the Austrian oil and gas company, OMV, covering both the existing ADNOC Refining business and a new trading joint venture.

The agreement, which was announced in January of this year, includes one of the world’s largest-ever refinery transactions.

Under the terms of the deal, Eni and OMV have acquired 20 percent and 15 percent shares respectively in ADNOC Refining, which refines in excess of 922,000 barrels per day of crude and condensate at its Ruwais and Abu Dhabi based refineries. The transaction reflects the scale, quality, and growth potential of ADNOC Refining’s assets.

Ruwais is the 4th biggest single-site refinery in the world and is the focus of further expansion and integration to develop the world’s largest single-site refining and petrochemicals complex. As a zero heavy fuel oil capable Refining business, it is well-positioned for IMO 2020 (the new regulatory cap on Sulphur emissions for marine fuel). Expanding its refining and petrochemical operations at Ruwais supports ADNOC as it evolves to become a leading global downstream player.

ADNOC, Eni and OMV have now incorporated a new trading joint venture, ADNOC Global Trading, at Abu Dhabi Global Market. ADNOC Global Trading will focus on direct sales of products from the refinery to customers, primarily in Asia, and in emerging markets. This will enable the entity to capture trading value throughout the entire supply chain.

ADNOC is building out its trading activity and capabilities, in order to better optimise and commercialise its assets and product, flows to deliver greater value from its operations.

Physical and derivative trading is expected to begin in 2020 when all necessary processes, procedures, and systems are in place. Eni and OMV will provide ADNOC with know-how, operational experience, and support to accelerate the development of the trading joint venture, enabling ADNOC and its partners to optimise their systems and better manage their international product flows. The partners hold the same shareholding in the trading joint venture as in ADNOC Refining.

These strategic partnerships with Eni and OMV are another example of ADNOC’s group-wide transformation and value creation strategy in response to an evolving energy landscape. This will ensure ADNOC remains a resilient and flexible company that can take full advantage of market opportunities.

Source: Emirates News Agency