News and Views :AUGUST 12, 2015

Preliminary Operating Statistics

For the 2nd Quarter of Financial Year Ended 2015





AirAsia X Berhad (“AAX” or “the Company”), the long-haul, low cost airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group is pleased to announce its operating statistics for the 2nd Quarter 2015 (“2Q15”). 

In line with the company’s expectation, passenger traffic was set back by the marketing halt in 1Q15 with respect to QZ8501 incident and brand damage in Australia caused by the Bali-Melbourne disruption. The company has intensified marketing activities in early April and taken initiatives to restore positive brand image in Australia which are expecting to bear fruit by Second Half of the year.

The company was also pressured from continuous irrational competition posted by the national carrier with beyond cost level fares and further amplified by series of unforeseen external factors such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Korea and the massive earthquake in Kathmandu. However, impacts from these extraordinary one-off events are expected to diminish very soon.

Moreover, it is traditionally the weakest quarter of the year for passenger traffic hence AirAsia X recorded lower load factor of 68% but with improved average base fare.Available-Seat-KM (“ASK”) also decrease 9% year-on-year (“y-o-y”) to 5,693 million in 2Q15,through frequency reduction to Australia as well as the termination of Adelaide and Nagoya in 1Q15. Meanwhile, excess capacity from this quarter, resultant from network consolidation, were deployed to short-term wet lease and charter operations, to maximize revenue in USD.

In terms of fleet movement, AAX Group took delivery of 1 A330-300 on operating lease during the quarter, bringing its total number of A330-300s to 26, with 4 based in Thai AirAsia X and 2 in Indonesia AirAsia X.

The company sees return of business from 3Q15 onward as the national carrier rationalized its aggressive pricing and positive brand image has been reinstated in Australia. This is evidenced by promising advance bookings especially from the Australian market and the trend is in line with expectations to override the setbacks of First Half 2015.

2nd Quarter 2015 Operating Statistics



Hyundai CRETA becomes ‘Official Wheels of FAN’

   Launches new teaser campaign for FAN starring SRK & CRETA –

New Delhi, Aug 12, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, announced the Global SUV- CRETA as the “Official Wheels of FAN” movie starring Shah Rukh Khan.

The Global SUV CRETA will prominently feature in the movie. The association of Hyundai and Shah Rukh Khan truly personifies the Modern Premium legacy of the brand and will further build excitement around the brand ‘CRETA’. Being the “Most Loved and Trusted Brands” of India, the association directly strikes a chord with consumers and fans around the world.

The story brings together various emotions of a fan through an engaging story line. Hyundai CRETA as the official wheel of ‘FAN’ will have a strong presence on Hyundai’s social media platforms. Hyundai Motor India undertakes numerous innovative marketing campaigns to communicate the USP and class-leading products to the customers through various marketing associations.

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About HMIL


Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently has ten car models across segments – Eon, i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent, Verna, CRETA, Elantra and Santa Fe. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.

HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 85 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the last 10 years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 427 dealers and more than 1,100 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.

For further information contact:
Hyundai Motor India Ltd
Ravi Sharma (+91 9899290497)

IPAN H+K Strategies

Sukriti Kalra (+91 9910393262)



CPR is pleased to invite you to a talk on
Spatial and social dynamics of capital liquidity in real estate
The experience of the Hong Kong REITs

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Dr Natacha Aveline

Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research

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The growth of REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) markets has contributed to the expansion of the spatial and functional scope of finance capital by increasing the mobility of ownership rights to overcome the ‘spatial fixity’ inherent in real estate. This paper explores the distinctive characteristics of liquid capital operating within the “‘indirect investment and securitized channel’ (Theurillat and Crevoisier 2015). Taking Hong Kong REITs (H-REITs) as a case study, the paper highlights the strong institutional embedment of REITs despite the standardization or securitized instruments. It shows a very uneven pattern of H-REIT development according to the different business models of the domestic players. In contrast with the ‘passive’ behavior of Hong Kong family-based group business models, the Link REIT is showing a particularly aggressive policy of value enhancement. Run by an international financial consortium, this REIT holds 180 welfare retail and parking facilities that were privatized through an ‘en bloc’ sale in 2005. The embedment of finance capital in the social housing estates has resulted in the double deprivation of Hong Kong citizens, denying residents of the estates access to affordable community shops, and small investors to rewarding investment vehicles. From a political perspective, the experience of the Link carries particular resonance at a time when China is considering experimenting with property securitization and transferring part of the social housing pool to REIT structures.
Natacha Aveline is a planning and urban policy expert, currently Faculty member at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris. She is leading the FINURBASIE research project funded by ANR, entitled ‘Expansion of market finance and urban development in Asia, the case of China and India’.

HP Digital Print Excellence Awards 2015

Asia Pacific and Japan


NEW DELHI, India, August 12, 2015 – The HP Digital Print Excellence Awards is created to recognize exceptional achievements and innovations made by top printing companies from across Asia Pacific and Japan. This year’s award – which attracted more than 380 entries from 16 countries across the region – represents the eight HP Digital Print Excellence Awards for HP Indigo and the sixth for HP Sign and Display.

“Businesses and brands today are connecting with their customers to drive more engaging conversations, transform perception of their organizations and ultimately, create the best possible customer experience,” said Gido van Praag, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “Winners of the HP Digital Print Excellence Awards exemplify those who took the challenge to win their customers hearts and minds through innovative digital print technology.”

HP Indigo

Below is the full list of winners for HP Indigo:


Grand Winners

・         Photo Book – Art : Canvera Digital Technologies Private limited (India)

・         Labels – Wine & Spirits: Supastik Labels (Australia)


Creative Awards

・         Calendar: ISHIDA TAISEISHA INC. (Japan)

・         Special Application: NABE PROCESS CORPORATION (Japan)


Photo Book – Art

・         Winner – Shenzhen YUTO Packaging Technology Co., Ltd (China)

・         Winner – Canvera Digital Technologies Private limited (India)

・         Winner – ISHIDA TAISEISHA INC. (Japan)

・         Special Recognition – Nulab Group (Australia)

・         Special Recognition – PT Bintang Sempurna (Indonesia)

・         Special Recognition – Adorama Lifestyle Photo Printing (Indonesia)

・         Special Recognition – CyberPrint Co ltd (Thailand)

・         Special Recognition – CHINH DUC PTE (Vietnam)

Photo Book – Consumer

・         Winner – Asia One Printing Ltd (Hong Kong)

・         Winner – Klick Digital Press (India)

・         Special Recognition – Nulab Group (Australia)

・         Special Recognition – Xiamen Wiener Cultural Industry Co.,  Ltd (China)

・         Special Recognition – PM Digital Products (India)

・         Special Recognition – CyberPrint Co ltd (Thailand)


Photo Book – Premium

・         Best Use of Media – Savithri Digital Print Press Pvt Ltd (India)

・         Winner – Zhengzhou Today Culture Education Printing Plate Marking Co.,  Ltd (China)

・         Winner – Gee7 Printek Pvt Ltd. (India)

・         Special Recognition – Nulab Group (Australia)

・         Special Recognition – Beijing Chuangxianhe Puye Printing Co., Ltd. (China)

・         Special Recognition – Asia One Printing Ltd (Hong Kong)

・         Special Recognition – Thomson Press (India) Limited (India)

・         Special Recognition – Savithri Digital Print Press Pvt Ltd (India)

Books and Manuals

・         Best Ink on Paper – Shanxi   Chengfang   Printing  Materials  Co.,  Ltd. (China)

・         Winner – Hebei Lingxiu Digital Printing Co., Ltd. (China)

・         Winner – C&C Joint Printing Co.,(Guangdong)Ltd. (China)

・         Special Recognition – Shanxi   Chengfang   Printing  Materials  Co.,  Ltd. (China)

・         Special Recognition – Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India)

・         Special Recognition – Chanakya Mudrak Pvt Ltd (India)

・         Special Recognition – G.A. Printing Inc. (Philippines)


Limited Edition and Art Reproduction

・         Winner – Nulab Group (Australia)

・         Winner – Zhengzhou Today Culture Education Printing Plate Marking Co.,  Ltd (China)

・         Special Recognition – Aakruti DigiPress Private Limited (India)


Marketing Collateral

・         Winner – Printonica (India)

・         Winner – Aakruti DigiPress Private Limited (India)

・         Winner – Snapy (Indonesia)

・         Special Recognition – Shanxi Bright Graphic Systems Co., Ltd. (China)

・         Special Recognition – Asia One Printing Ltd (Hong Kong)

・         Special Recognition – PT Bintang Sempurna (Indonesia)


Self Promotion

・         Winner – Shenzhen YUTO Packaging Technology Co.,Ltd. (China)

・         Special Recognition – Nulab Group (Australia)


Leaflets, Flyers, Brochures

・         Winner – ARS Group Ltd (Hong Kong)

・         Special Recognition – PT Bintang Sempurna (Indonesia)


Restaurant Menu

・         Special Recognition – Chanakya Mudrak Pvt Ltd (India)


・         Winner – ISHIDA TAISEISHA INC. (Japan)

・         Special Recognition – Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India)

・         Special Recognition – Printonica (India)

・         Special Recognition – Artclick Ltd Co. (Vietnam)


Events & Campaign

・         Special Recognition – KHL Printing Co Pte Ltd (Singapore)


Labels – Food

・         Winner – Pyramid Labels Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia)

・         Special Recognition – Hally Labels Ltd (New Zealand)


Labels – Health & Beauty

・         Winner – Thaiprasert Labels Co Ltd (Thailand)

・         Special Recognition – Hally Labels Ltd (New Zealand)


Labels – Industrial

・         Special Recognition – Honsen Printing Industries Pte Ltd (Singapore)

・         Special Recognition – Pyramid Labels Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia)


Labels – Non-Alcoholic Beverages

・         Winner – Hally Labels Ltd (New Zealand)

・         Special Recognition – Pyramid Labels Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia)

・         Special Recognition – Honsen Printing Industries Pte Ltd (Singapore)


Labels- Pharmaceutical & Neutraceutical

・         Winner – Labelmaker Group Pty Ltd (Australia)


Labels– Wine & Spirits

・         Winner – Supastik Labels (Australia)

・         Winner – Wenzhou Haoge Anti-Counterfeit Technology Co., Ltd. (China)


Folding Cartons

・         Winner – Winson Press Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Flexible Packaging

・         Special Recognition – Taiwan Lamination (Taiwan)

Flexible Tube

・         Winner – Taiwan Lamination (Taiwan)


Shrink Sleeves

・         Special Recognition – SATO PRINTING CO., LTD (Japan)



HP Sign and Display

Below is the full list of winners for HP Sign & Display:

Overall Grand Winner

・         Next Printing (Australia)


Creative Award

・         Next Printing (Australia)


・         Winner – Impression Creative Agency (India)

・         Special Recognition – Pinwheel Media Group Inc. (Philippines)


Corrugated Packaging

・         Winner – Next Printing (Australia)

・         Special Recognition- 上海新闻出版职业技术学校 (China)


Outdoor Advertising

・         Winner – Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India)

・         Special Recognition – Union Inks and Graphics Philippines, Incorporated (Philippines)


Retail POP/POS

・         Winner – Next Printing (Australia)

・         Special Recognition – Macromedia Digital Imaging Private Limited (India)


Green Digital Printing

・         Winner – Next Printing (Australia)

・         Special Recognition – Next Printing (Australia)


Vehicle Graphics

・         Winner – Bokay Group (Australia)

・         Special Recognition – Union Inks and Graphics Philippines, Incorporated (Philippines)

— August 11, 2015

Magma and PCRA join hands to make our environment and highways a safer haven

~ Target to save close to 40 lac liters of diesel ~

~ Carbon emission to be reduced by over 10,000 tonnes~

~ Improve income and well being of truck drivers~

New Delhi, 11th August’2015: Magma Fincorp Ltd., a premier NBFC which tied up with Government of India concern Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) recently, today announced having imparted training to over 8000 Truckers in 11 transport nagars in the country, plans to train over 1 Lac truckers in the first phase of its “Truckers Wellbeing” campaign. The company which is aiming to achieve three unique feats – of reducing environment pollution, increasing efficiency and profitability of the truckers community and imparting safer driving skills to the drivers is poised to train over 40,000 truckers in the first year of the initiative.

Magma and PCRA, in a joint press meet held today in the national capital, also showcased the E-toilets and Porta Cabins which have been set up at high traffic transport nagars across the country to improve truckers’ hygiene conditions and to train the drivers. PCRA is extending full support with trainers and technical knowhow to the initiative. This nationwide activity is undertaken to conduct regular health checkups and counseling and train truck drivers to become more fuel efficient, increase savings, reduce carbon emission and in the process make Indian highways a safer haven in terms of environment and accidents.

In the first phase, 13 high traffic transport nagars have been identified in the country where permanent Porta cabins and E-toilets are being installed. Since the campaign was launched on 30th March’2015 at Karimnagar Transport Nagar, Magma has already activated 11 locations and two more locations will be activated shortly. These 11 locations are in Sangrur, Hapur, Faridabad, Kanpur, Karnal, Hissar, Bhillai, Patna, Vijaywada, Karimnagar, Yashwantpur.

At these locations, the porta cabins are being used to hold workshops for drivers on improving driving habits for better mileage and fuel conservation. Fuel makes a critical expense for the truck drivers. Efficient driving habits can help truckers save 22 litres of fuel in 1000 kms trip. Hence reduce the truckers operating costs, pollution and increased savings.  Clean sanitation drive through E-toilets will impact and improve hygiene of over 10 lakh people. In the first phase, the facility will provide direct health benefit to over 1 lakh truck drivers and the training workshops have the potential to save about 40,00,000 litres of fuel and reduce carbon emission by about 10,000 tonnes or 100,16,312 kgs approximately.

India has approximately 6 million truck drivers. On an average a trucker drives about 10576 kilometres in a month, becoming vulnerable to eye sight issues, unhealthy eating habits, posture problems, common ailments of cough and cold due to fatigue, and the danger of HIV. Club this with poor highway safety condition and the highways become most vulnerable to accidents. In India, drivers’ fault account for 78.5% (3,81,648 accidents) of total accidents and more than 30% of the total road accident deaths are associated with trucks annually. Magma at these Porta cabins is also organising regular bi-monthly free consultation, diagnosis and basic medication, well being, posture correction and de-stress workshops for the drivers.

Petroleum Conservation Research Association, under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been aggressively working on spreading awareness about the urgency of conserving petroleum products since 1978. They have the depth of experienced and trained staff. Magma Fincorp has tied up with Petroleum Conservation Research Association and the training sessions are being conducted by Petroleum Conservation Research Association certified trainers to batches of 15 drivers each. Trucker drivers get a ‘Certification of Excellence’ on behalf of Petroleum Conservation Research Association and Magma.

Appreciating Magma’s initiative and talking about the workshops, Mr. Nilkanth S. Avhad, Executive Director, PCRA said, “Since its inception, PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas) engaged in promoting fuel conservation and its efficient utilization in major sectors of economy namely Agriculture, Transport, Domestic, Industry and Commercial through its various activities. It helps the government in proposing policies and strategies for petroleum conservation, aimed at reducing excessive dependence of the county on oil requirement. Over the years, PCRA has enlarged its role in improving productivity in use of various sources of energy, for the purpose of achieving environment protection and sustainable development. As far as Transport sector is concerned there is a saving potential of about 20 % in this   sector. ED, PCRA appreciated the joint initiative of M/s. MAGMA & PCRA  for conducting Drivers training  Workshops at various Transport Nagar locations across India, covering about 8000 drivers under the programme till July, 2015.”

Mr. Sachin Khandelwal, Chief Sales Officer, Magma Fincorp Ltd. added that “Magma has been regularly conducting free pollution and driver health check camps for truckers over the last few years. However, the partnership with PCRA has enabled us to give structured and qualified driving habits training to close to 1 lac truck drivers in a year. The training will not only help with fuel conservation but also directly impact the savings for truck drivers. Our basic calculations and as per inputs from PCRA’;s training programs in the past, show that the saving could be as high as even Rs. 1.5 lac per year. This project is very close to us as we have been continuously working to empower small trucker owner cum drivers with financial aid to help them realize their smallest dreams. And now, a saving of this nature will help them tide over rough economic times”

For media related queries, please contact:

Warm Regards

Ashwati R.Nair

Media Executive Relation

M: 8527682365

: Press Conference Invitation

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The Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI)

Respected Sir /Madam

The Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) Newly Elected President will hold a Press conference Tomorrow 12 August 2015 at 3 PM, at Hotal Ashoka Chankyapuri New Delhi. Followed by High Tea and Breakfast.

Kindly Attend.

Thank you

Mr. Deepak

MB .09004604177

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