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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Anthony Loke said today the government will submit its bid to retain its seat on the United Nations’ (UN) main decision making body for civil aviation arm — the Internati...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Tourism Board (STB) has been nominated for the first time to sit on the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) board for a two-year term until 2021.
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For beauty brand-builder Luxasia, Malaysia presents a strong market for growth – as well as the point of entry for a solid regional presence.
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MALAYSIA is now all about that digital transformation.
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BRUSSELS, July 19 — The world’s leading brewer, debt-laden AB InBev, said today it is selling off its Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) unit in Australia for A$16 billion (RM46.4 billion) following...
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A STUDY by Workday, a global leader in enterprise technology for finance and human resources, has found that Malaysian companies are leading in Asia Pacific in quantifying the return from their digita...
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THOMSON Reuters announced the launch of its technology investment programme, TR Ignite, for early stage startups in the legal and regulatory space across Asia Pacific.
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Global business information provider Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of TR Ignite, a technology investment program for early-stage startups in the legal and regulatory space across Asia Pacif...
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TOKYO (July 18): Asian shares wobbled in early Thursday trading as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, helping to underpin solid dema...
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Most companies across Asia Pacific remain slow to adopt blockchain technology, according to a recent survey, because they are still grappling to understand how reliable it is.
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Near, a platform that offers software-as-a-service products to power data-driven marketing, secured US$100 million in series D round from London-based private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital.
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Fashion technology platform Zilingo has named James Perry as its first chief financial officer, according to a statement.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole local distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia, reported its first-half of its Ranger sales performance which gained 1.7% to 17.2% compared t...
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What now for Barakah?
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Singapore-based smart access company Igloohome launched a new suite of solutions to support smart cities, following the close of a US$15 million funding round.
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice’s mushrooming investigation into the scandal-ridden 1MDB has extended to Deutsche Bank, two people familiar with the matter told AFP Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Shares in Elsoft Research Bhd jumped 11.35% in active trade after the company made it to this year’s 200 top-performing public companies of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billi...
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany’s embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media ...
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SINGAPORE (July 11): Three Malaysia-listed companies made it to this year’s 200 top-performing public companies of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion list.
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Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal – File photo KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government is open to discussions with industry players to ensure they can take the oil and gas (O&G) industry to even highe...
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany's embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media r...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — The US Justice Department is finally investigating Deutsche Bank to see if Germany’s biggest bank violated foreign corruption or anti-money laundering laws when it helped 1...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the German lender Deutsche Bank violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for the 1Malaysia Dev...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) exposure to expansion risks could escalate over the next 12 months, as it could take on a greater role in future airport expansion, Moody’s Investors Service says.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) exposure to expansion risks could escalate over the next twelve months, should it begin to take on more responsibility under a new con...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 ― Shares on Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session easier amid mixed performance amongst most peers in the Asia Pacific region.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) won 13 awards at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019 including two accolades for Best Islamic Investment Bank and Sukuk Adviser of the Year for Asia Pacific.
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Visual discovery platform Pinterest announced the official opening of its Singapore office, a move that reflects the company’s expanding reach in Asia Pacific.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Ongoing trade tensions between China and US have continued to impact initial public offering (IPO) activities across the world, which slowed in the first half of the year, despi...
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PETALING JAYA (July 9): Malaysia is among the top 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region to receive cross-border capital from foreign investors, said global property consultancy firm Knight Frank in ...
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PETALING JAYA: The prestigious Spikes Asia Advertising Festival has launched the Young Spikes 2019 competitions in Malaysia allowing marketing communications professionals in Malaysia aged 30 or below a chance to gain recognition and make their mark.
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PETALING JAYA (July 9): Malaysia is among the top 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region to receive cross-border capital from foreign investors, said global property consultancy firm Knight Frank in ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Asian tradition of physically disciplining children appears to run deep among Malaysian parents with 81% of them having resorted to such punishment.
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You’d be forgiven if you take a cursory glance at Aloft’s Langkawi Pantai Tengah location and categorise it was yet another beach resort.
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Singapore-based ad management platform ConsoliAds raised US$1 million in a series A round led by Pakistan-focused venture capital fund 47 Ventures.
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LETTER | In conjunction with the latest round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiation in Melbourne on June 30, 2019, Asia Pacific trade unions jointly urge participating gove...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Global semiconductors sales fell 14.6% year-on-year in May to US$33.1 billion from US$38.7 billion a year ago, according to the US-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)...
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Young consumers, high mobile penetration, and an increase in disposable income are driving ecommerce growth in Southeast Asia.
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SINGAPORE, July 1 — An intergovernmental banking organisation decided yesterday to build a new innovation hub centre in Singapore, a move that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said reflects...
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INTERNATIONAL property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has announced a partnership to invest in data centres across the Asia Pacific region.
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LONDON: Aian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices rose this week on some demand for summer cargoes, while European prices continued to drop, with an increased price spread between the two regions triggering interest in sending some Atlantic cargoes to Asia Pacific.
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JUNE 28 ― The Chinese calligraphy couplets that are displayed in the office of the Minister of Finance should never have been a news item.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd narrowed its losses in the first quarter ended April 30, as revenue almost doubled on higher contribution from its engineering and construction business.
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PUTRAJAYA, June 27 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng defended today a pair of red-and-black Chinese calligraphy couplets in his office, telling critics these were standard festive greetings.
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THERE needs to be a concerted effort to foster better trust amongst all stakeholders in the telco industry if fifth generation (5G) is to take off properly in Asia, urged the head of the GSM Associati...
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RAZER, a global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Visa, a leader in digital payments, have announced a first of its kind partnership that will transform payments in the gaming industry by bringing the s...
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(From left) Optimatic general manager of e27, Sajeev Lim Prasad, Belani, Liew, iCube operations manager Melvin Liew and strategic planning manager Malcolm Wu gather for a photo-call after the signing ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being.” Speaking at the CNBC’s interview with Tanvir Gill today,...
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Malaysia is willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being”.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bloomberg): Malaysia pushed back a hearing for Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s 1MDB case to September after a lawyer representing the US bank said the process of filing the charges remains incomplete.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers has partnered Visa, the world leader in digital payments to transform payments in South-east Asia.
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Cross-border ecommerce is a massive industry in Asia.
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BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha has called on Asean to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by this year to form the world’s largest free trade are...
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BANGKOK: Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said Malaysia is committed to ensuring ‘free and fair trade’ aspect be part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP...
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Dr Teoh Eng Soon KUCHING: The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC 13) will be held here for the first time this year, taking place at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) from July 24 to...
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JOHOR BARU (June 20): WCT Holdings Bhd and Hyatt Hotels Corp (Hyatt) has entered into a management agreement to develop a 200-room hotel in an integrated development that includes the largest regional...
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JOHOR BARU (June 20): WCT Holdings Bhd and Hyatt Hotels Corp (Hyatt) has entered into a management agreement to develop a 200-room hotel in an integrated development that includes the largest regional...
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GEORGE TOWN: Motorola Solutions Malaysia expects its local talent pool to grow with its expansion plans here.
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BEIJING: Tesla Inc. is revamping its organization in Asia to put more focus on China as the company prepares to start manufacturing in the world’s largest electric-car market, people familiar with t...
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JUNE 19 ― The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is calling for a human rights-based approach to refugee movements in Asia that emphasizes shared values over differences which fuel fear and ...
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OPTIMATIC, an Asia Pacific technology news platform, announced they signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) recently.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Malaysia is listed in the top 10 wellness tourism markets in Asia Pacific with a positive growing trend in the future, said the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agent...
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GEORGE TOWN: Pentamaster Corp Bhd is diversifying to supply automation systems to the medical, consumer electronic, and logistic industries to broaden its income base.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): Eco World Development Group Bhd (EcoWorld) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese state-owned integrated construction firm, PowerChina Group to jointly bid...
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HONG KONG: Wall Street banks are taking their unicorn playbooks to China.
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Chatbot platform Yellow Messenger said it has raised US$4 million in a series A funding round from venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners and other angel investors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Online hiring in the country is expected to continue to grow in line with the projected growth of Malaysia’s main economic sector.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Online hiring in the country is expected to continue to grow in line with the projected growth of Malaysia’s main economic sector.
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Line Pay, the digital wallet of messaging app Line, has teamed up with global payment company Visa to create new financial services for their collective user base.
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PETALING JAYA: Three in five (60%) banks in Asia Pacific have yet to offer a full digital account opening process for new customers, despite recent reports that nearly nine in 10 financial institutions in the region embarked on digital transformation, according to a survey by analytics software firm FICO.
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PETALING JAYA: Digital healthcare is exploding and many are scrambling to enter this market space. However, many companies lack an understanding of how health clinical pathways should be applied and managed.
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Fraud causes material and monetary loss, and it also inflicts emotional distress on its victims.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): Aviation industry players, especially airlines and airport operators, should leverage on connected technologies to enable reductions in flight delays, particularly during festiv...
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Supahands, a Malaysia-based startup that provides machine learning companies with training data at scale by connecting them to the human-machine system, announced that it has secured an undisclosed am...
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Malaysia-based Supahands, which provides data sets for machine learning, said it has raised an undisclosed amount in a series A funding round for expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Two major non-governmental organisations in Malaysia and the United Kingdom have teamed up to end the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in several Asia Pac...
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3 years ago, my good friend was helping an Australian multi-national company based in Kuala Lumpur to move into a bigger office to house all its 400 staffs at the same place instead of in 3 different ...
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THE Alibaba Cloud APAC Summit, was a showcase of what leveraging on Alibaba Cloud (the data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group) can do for organisations and businesses.
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SINGAPORE: Defence Minister, Mohamad Sabu (pix) is attending the 18th IISS Asia Security Summit Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) for three days beginning yesterday at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
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PETALING JAYA: Retail leasing markets in Asia Pacific have been quiet through the first quarter of 2019 and retailers will have to reconsider their operating strategies amid potential economic headwin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Bursa Malaysia is likely to continue last week’s upswing, driven by safe haven play as the global markets fall on Trump anti-trade risk-off scenario and slower global econom...
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TechStorm, a TV broadcasting channel covering tech and entrepreneurship, has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-series A funding round.
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SINGAPORE, May 31 — Singapore came out tops in two global rankings this week, emerging as No 1 in business competitiveness and the best place for children.
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Bringing logistics into the “sharing economy” is far from a new idea.
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Bringing logistics into the “sharing economy” is far from a new idea.
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Bringing logistics into the “sharing economy” is far from a new idea.
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SINGAPORE, May 30 — Alibaba Cloud today launched its China Gateway Programme to assist small medium enterprises (SMEs) enter the Chinese market.
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Bringing logistics into the “sharing economy” is far from a new idea.
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Lim at the gala dinner and awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the 3rd Asia Pacific CEO Forum in Macau.
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Ampotech, an internet-of-things startup based in Singapore, bagged roughly US$725,000 in a seed funding round led by Silicon Solution Ventures, a fund managed by electronics startup incubator Silicon ...
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WITH the rapid spread of mobile technology in Asia Pacific, the region is expected to take the lead in shaping digital commerce trends over the next few years.
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KAHA, a Singapore-based end-to-end IoT platform startup for smart wearables, has raised US$6.2 million (RM25.93 million) in Series B funding to accelerate its growth in Asia.
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HONG KONG: Asia investors looking for a bottom to this month’s market sell-off may have to wait a little while longer, with stocks set to hit yet another dubious marker.
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SINGAPORE-based SME financing platform Validus Capital announced on May 21 that it has made several key senior hires to boost its technological capabilities as the company prepares for further expans...
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Co-working and co-living startup Outpost has raised US$1.3 million in a seed round that saw participation from EverHaus, Strypes Holdings, and Clarenberg Ventures.
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Australia-based freelance marketplace Cavalry Freelancing has raised a six-figure in a fully subscribed seed round.
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Asia isn’t short of co-working spaces.
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Asia isn’t short of co-working spaces.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) is making its foray into specialty chemicals with the purchase of Da Vinci Group BV.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) shares fell in early trade Friday after the group said it would pay RM760.8mil for Dutch firm Da Vinci Group BV.