Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – In conjunction with the Hari Wilayah 2023 celebrations, Kuala Lumpur City FC, Asia's second-best team in the AFC Cup last year, will be organising the Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan (PMWP) for the third time running, this Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras.


Perak FC Coach Datuk Lim Teong Kim, Perak FC Captain Wan Zack Haikal, KL City FC Coach Bojan Hodak and KL City FC Captain Paulo Josue [L-R]

Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan (PMWP) Trophy


First held in 2021 when KL City was crowned as inaugural winners, edging neighbours Selangor on penalties following a scoreless draw, the PMWP has evolved into an annual affair of the City Boys' highest profile pre-season friendly towards the start of their Malaysian League campaign. The coveted trophy made a short hop to Seremban in 2022, after the southerners ran out 2-0 victors against the severely weakened home team, then ravaged by the ill effects of the Covid-19 virus.

For this year's edition, KL City will be hosting a rejuvenated Perak side, led by the no-nonsense Lim Teong Kim (newly minted Datuk), who is into his first foray as a head coach of an M-League outfit. The match at 9.00 pm, may also see the KL-ites parading their new signings, Herlison Caion, Tchetche Kipre, Patrick Reichelt, Sebastian Avanzini, Matko Zirdum, Nazirul Naim, on loan Firdaus Saiyadi and welcome back the return of Sean Giannelli, in a bid to regain the trophy for a renewed tenure in the capital.

Away from the pitch, the action is set to be even grander than ever, with performances by artiste Dasha Logan, Selayang Hong Teck Sports Association Lion Dance acrobatic troupe, a showcase of exotic four-wheelers by Supercargang, HNDRD's sale of the Insta-famous City Boys t-shirt as well as the start of their sales discount for last season's Home & Away Regular Edition kit (from RM89 to RM67). Amidst all this, several F&B operators would be present to spice things up and whet your appetite at the 'fan walk' with their selection of fulfilling quick bites. Additionally, KL City's new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partner MAAedicare Charitable Foundation will be doing its bit for the city folks by providing free essential health screening vouchers to the first 500 fans who purchase tickets to this match. All match attendees may choose to receive free SIMpacks by ONEXOX worth RM10 inclusive of RM5 credit and 18GB of data.

Tickets for the match will only be sold physically, and go on sale at the venue (Ticket Counter B) this Saturday, from 10 am onwards, at a heavily subsidised price of RM1 per pax (strictly cash). Each transaction is limited to a maximum purchase of 5 tickets only.

For fans who cannot attend, Astro will be broadcasting this match live over their Astro Arena network on channel 801 from 9.00 pm.

See you this Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 9 pm in the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium, for the Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan 2023: KL City Vs Perak!

Kuala Lumpur City FC: https://kualalumpurfootball.com/

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Hylobiz Launches its Business in Indonesia in Partnership with Accurate and Brankas, Empowers M/SMEs with Improved Cashflow and Steady Growth

JAKARTA, Feb 3, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The partnership of Hylobiz, a Vayana group company, with Accurate and Brankas would facilitate businesses in Indonesia with connected business software, especially accounting & POS (point of sales) and connected banking services supporting them with faster collections and strong cashflow for steady business growth.

With this, M/SMEs in the Southeast Asia market will see a positive transition. Businesses will be able to digitize invoices and collections overcoming the crippling issues related to cashflow and business growth.

With Accurate, Hylobiz shares a joint vision to enable Accurate's SME customers to achieve Cashflow and Compliance automation and thereby offer Credit (Embedded Trade Finance) through partner FIs, with Accurate ERP continuing as the customers' primary application interface.

"We (Accurate) are very happy to be partnering with Hylobiz. As we enter the modern era, we believe that everything must be efficient, everything needs to be fast. Hopefully accurate as business software especially Accounting Software & POS can be a solution for SMEs customers with a takeline #Bisnisjadimudah on developing their own business," said Yosep Stephen as CEO Accurate.

With Brankas, Hylobiz shares a joint vision to enable business growth for Indonesia's SMEs with cashflow automation by leveraging Open Banking technology.

"Embedded finance is set to have a massive impact on business innovation in the coming years, and we believe the use cases today are only just the beginning. We are excited to see the increasing usage of Brankas APIs by organizations across a variety of industries in Indonesia, and share Hylobiz' vision to drive faster collections for its customers," said Husni Fuad, Country Manager Indonesia, Brankas

Digitization of receivables, collections with payment links, automated payment reminders, automated reconciliations in real-time, and smart tracking of payments are some of the top and most needed features available with connected ERP and connected Banking capability established through the synergy of the trio.

Vishal Gupta, CEO, of Hylobiz, said, "Hylobiz has been addressing the cash collections, payouts, and real-time reconciliation for the businesses across India, UAE and the USA helping 250K businesses for growth on their cashflows. With Accurate and Brankas we aim to serve b2b SMEs in Indonesia better through ZERO process change, for faster invoice collections and embedded finance for their business growth."

About Brankas

Brankas is a leading global open finance technology provider. We provide API-based solutions, data and payments solutions for financial service providers (like banks, lenders and e-wallets) and online businesses. Brankas partners with banks to build and manage their open finance infrastructure, producing APIs for real-time payments, identity and data, new account opening, remittances, and more. With Brankas' secure open banking technology, online businesses, fintech companies and digital banks can use Brankas APIs to create new digital experiences for their users. Headquartered in Singapore.

Visit website: https://www.brankas.com/

About Accurate

Accurate is a business software to help people manage, monitor, and present their business financial reports easily.

Proven by 21 years of consistency and won top brand awards consecutively for 7 years, with outstanding features that will simplify business operational processes such as preparation management processes, recording and presenting more than 200 types of financial reports automatically, tax management and reporting, integration into various applications and other business support software and many more.

Accurate has served hundreds of thousands of businesses in various industries in Indonesia as their trusted Accounting Software and POS, with easily administer, manage, and as an easy financial system known for its features completeness and operational flexibility. This has led to Accurate Is widespread acceptance by trading companies, distribution companies, contractors, and manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Tangerang Selatan, Banten .

Visit website: https://accurate.id/

About Hylobiz, a Vayana group company

Hylobiz is a Fintech serving to simplify the processes in the B2B ecosystem and is currently operational in India, UAE, and the US and is now launching in Indonesia. With its Connected ERP and Connected Banking capabilities, the unified solution simplifies invoice collections and cashflow in the B2B space and simplifies working capital access. Headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra in India.

Visit Websites: https://hylobiz.id/, https://hylo.biz/

Media contacts:

Hylobiz, Perusahaan Vayana Group
Amit Parmar – (WhatsApp) +91 83901 08989
Arkin Dumais – (WhatsApp) + 62 85882567970
Email: amit@vayana.com, arkin@hylobiz.com

Brankas
Bala Subramanian – +65 8157 3627(Whatsapp)
Email: bala.subramanian@brankas.com

Accurate
Cinthya W Putri – +62 81381706036
Evan Mangundap – +62 82112433117
Email: cinthya.widayanti@accurate.id, evan@accurate.id

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Dusit International appoints Makoto Yamashita to spearhead hotel openings in Kyoto, Japan

BANGKOK, Feb 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has appointed Mr Makoto Yamashita as pre-opening General Manager of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Area GM – Kyoto, Japan.


Makoto Yamashita

Dusit Thani Kyoto

ASAI Shijo Kyoto


Marking an important milestone in Dusit's ongoing global expansion, the 114-key ASAI Kyoto Shijo is one of two Dusit-branded properties set to debut in Japan this year. It is scheduled to soft open in June 2023, followed by Dusit Thani Kyoto, Japan, in September 2023.

With more than three decades of marketing and operational experience behind him, Mr Yamashita has worked in corporate and property roles for renowned brands in his native Japan. This includes more than 10 years working as Assistant Manager – Marketing at the Corporate Headquarters of JAL Hotels (now Okura Nikko Hotels Japan), followed by stints leading well-known properties under Starwood Hotels & Resorts (now Marriott International) and Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts.

Among the positions he held with Starwood in Japan are Director – Global Sales (2006-2010); Director of Sales & Marketing at Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel (2010-2012); Director of Sales & Marketing at The St. Regis Osaka (2012-2016); Executive Assistant Manager at The St. Regis Osaka (2016-2017); and Cluster General Manager of Tokyo Marriott Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station (2018-2020).

Prior to joining Dusit, Mr Yamashita was Area General Manager of Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts in Tokyo and Nagano. Here, he oversaw the introduction of new digital systems and operational processes that helped enhance the properties' efficiency and profitability.

As General Manager of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Area GM – Kyoto, Mr Yamashita is responsible for spearheading the opening of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto and ensuring both properties meet their financial and operational objectives.

"I am delighted and honoured to introduce Dusit's unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Japan for the first time at these unique and exciting properties," said Mr Yamashita. "I look forward to leveraging my own experience, and the expertise of my team, to deliver meaningful and memorable experiences that delight our guests and customers, position each hotel for sustainable success, and set a strong foundation for Dusit's further expansion in Japan."

About Dusit International

Established in 1948, Dusit International or Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (DUSIT) is a leading hospitality group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Its operations comprise five distinct yet complementary business units: hotels and resorts, hospitality education, food, property development, and hospitality-related services.

The group's portfolio of hotels, resorts and luxury villas includes more than 300 properties operating under a total of six brands (Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, ASAI Hotels, and Elite Havens) across 16 countries worldwide. The group also operates culinary schools and hospitality colleges in Thailand, plus catering companies for the education sector in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Dusit International's diversified investments in real estate development, hospitality-related services, and the food sector are part of its long-term strategy for sustainable growth, which focuses on three key areas: balance, expansion and diversification. For more information, please visit dusit-international.com

For more information, please contact:
Sureerat Sudpairak | Corporate Director of Public Relations | Dusit International
Tel: +66 (0) 2200 9999 ext. 3321 | Mobile +66 (0) 89 006 8697 | Email: sureerat.sp@dusit.com

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HKTDC Education & Careers Expo opens today

HONG KONG, Feb 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 32nd HKTDC Education & Careers Expo runs from today until 5 February (Thursday to Sunday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Presenting designated zones under two themes, Education and Careers, and with the overall theme of "Ride the Wave to Success", the four-day event is open to the public free of charge, serving as a one-stop platform to offer the most up-to-date information on education, training and career development opportunities.


Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, officiated at this morning's opening ceremony for the 32nd edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo

Edmond Yu, Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council; Stefanie Seedig, Consul General, German Consulate General Hong Kong; Sophia Chong, HKTDC Acting Executive Director; Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government; Christile Drulhe, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau; Thomas Gnocchi, Head of Office, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao; and Charles Ho, Assistant Director – Training, Hong Kong Institute of Construction [L-R]

The Career-themed Zones provide the latest information on a wide array of industries


Officiating at the expo's opening ceremony this morning was Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. In her welcoming remarks, Sophia Chong, HKTDC Acting Executive Director, said: "Entering its 32nd year, the Education & Careers Expo continues to serve as a unique platform for students and jobseekers looking to connect with different institutions and employers and gain insights into the latest educational opportunities and career options. This year we welcome 700 organisations from 20 countries and regions to the expo and I wish everyone a fruitful event – and the best of luck to those seeking new opportunities."

Education-themed Zones highlight local, mainland and overseas opportunities

This year's expo presents four Education-themed Zones, including the Local Studies Zone featuring universities and post-secondary institutions that provide information on further studies, including Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

The Overseas & Mainland China Education Zone brings together consulate general offices, officially approved organisations, overseas universities and study centres to provide information and consulting services relating to educational opportunities in different countries and regions, including Europe, the United States, Asia and Mainland China. The Lifelong Learning Zone showcases diversified self-betterment programmes and on-the-job training courses for visitors, covering areas such as influencer or key opinion leader (KOL) training, technology education, lifestyle and language.

At the Youth Zone, visitors can get information from non-profit organisations on career planning and continuing education, and find out more about summer jobs and internship opportunities as well as full-time positions.

Nearly 3,000 job openings on offer

The expo's Career-themed Zones offer nearly 3,000 job openings. The Careers Zone hosts various professional institutions, governmental bodies and other public and private organisations to highlight a range of career opportunities. The Chamber of Food & Beverage Industry of Hong Kong, a headhunting agency that hires for hotels and restaurants, and a number of banks and insurance companies are actively seeking talents as society gets fully back to normal following the pandemic. At the Recruitment Square, recruitment platforms and employers are recruiting and interviewing candidates on the spot.

80+ events during the expo; Education-themed Days help those looking to studying abroad

More than 80 inspiring events are being held as part of the expo, offering a diverse array of educational, career and self-improvement information. The expo also offers four Education-themed Days focusing on the European Union (today), the United Kingdom (3 February), France (4 February) and Germany (5 February), with consulate offices or study centres presenting visitors with information essential to studying in these countries.

The expo also offers a series of seminars to share information on studying in the mainland and various overseas countries. Highlights include the China Education Exchange (Hong Kong) Centre's session on the "Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions 2023/24" (today) and the Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao's seminar, "Study in the Happiest Country in the World – Finland" (today). In addition, educational institutions will introduce visitors to the international English tests that students must take in order to study abroad and offer tips on preparing for the tests (4 and 5 February).

Furthermore, representatives from the consulate offices of France, Germany, and Hungary will share information on the Working Holiday Schemes that enable young people to explore different opportunities around the world (4 February).

Four Career-themed Days dissect latest career trends and prospects

Four Career-themed Days will highlight the latest career trends through various seminars. Co-organised by the Vocational Training Council (VTC), today's VPET – Skilling Talent for the Future theme day discusses how to cultivate a new generation of innovation and technology talents, how the catering industry is working to provide fresh experiences, and the latest developments in the play education sector. Tomorrow (3 February), the GBA Opportunities theme day will look at business, employment and study opportunities in Qianhai, Shenzhen and other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

On 4 February, the Exploring Construction Industry theme day, co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC), will discuss how to embrace innovation and technology. Winners of the WorldSkills Competition and the Hong Kong Construction Industry Skills Competition will also be invited to share their experiences. And on 5 February, the Slasher Generation theme day will see a KOL from the beauty industry share her entrepreneurial story. In addition, there will be a discussion on whether being a slasher – someone who takes up more than one job or occupational identity – offers the freedom it suggests.

The expo will also feature a number of career development-oriented seminars with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups discussing digital marketing strategies (today) and a KOL entrepreneur sharing her career experiences (5 February). Also today, Cyberport is introducing ways to be part of the fast-growing innovation and technology industry, while tomorrow the Civil Service Bureau of the HKSAR will explain the roles of the Administrative Officer and Executive Officer grades in different departments of the HKSAR Government (3 February). On 4 and 5 February, professionals will provide an overview of recruitment details for the Disciplined Services; the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy will outline the path to becoming an aviation professional (4 February); and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre will share on how to make good use of mediation to further assist one's career development (5 February). Many more featured celebrities and experts from different industries will be on hand at the expo to share their career experiences, personal journeys and keys to success.

Expo website: https://hkeducationexpo.hktdc.com/
Activity schedule: https://bit.ly/3kUwtel
Photo download: https://bit.ly/3DCEFpZ

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media enquiries
HKTDC's Corporate Communications Department:
Clementine Cheung, Tel: +852 2584 4514, Email: clementine.hm.cheung@hktdc.org
Eric Wong, Tel: +852 2584 4575, Email: eric.ks.wong@hktdc.org

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Drilling at Congress Gold Mine Project Returns as high as 14.9 g/t Gold over 1.5m

Vancouver, BC, Feb 1, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Casa Minerals Inc. (TSX: CASA) (OTC Pink: CASXF) (FSE: 0CM) (the "Company" or "Casa") is pleased to announce the assay results of the initial exploration at its Congress Gold Mine Project in Yavapai county, Arizona, USA. Casa's work included compilation of historic data and drilling of ten holes with total length 6,828ft HQ Diameter. Results of the field program exceeded expectations, with all the drill holes intersecting the Niagara and Congress Veins extensions on the property and yielded several noteworthy gold intercepts and long intervals of strong gold enrichment.


Figure 1: Congress Gold Mine Project compilation map

Figure 2: Congress Gold Mine Project – Section 2 – 2'

Figure 3: Congress Gold Mine Project – Section 5 – 5'


The highest gold intercepted in phase one, 2022 drilling campaign:
– CCG-004 14.9 g/t over 1.5 meters, as part of a larger intercept of 3.5 g/t over 10.7 meters
– CCG-004 9.3 g/t over 3 meters.

Three distinct areas of gold potential have been identified, two of which were revealed by previous drilling and one is newly discovered, and named for convenience, Congress z1, z2 and z3, respectively. These results demonstrate significant exploration potential of the property.

The following map illustrates the identified and confirmed Congress z1, z2 and z3:

Figure 1: Congress Gold Mine Project compilation map
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Casa's diamond drilling program tested possible extensions of the formerly-productive Congress and Niagara vein structures and nearby areas. Cores were examined, recorded and sampled with the supervision of personnel from MineMappers, LLC, of Marana, Arizona and Mark Osterberg, ((PhD., P.G., Wisconsin), R.G. (Arizona), RMSME, a qualified registered consulting geologist in the state of Arizona.

Prior to sampling, cores were recorded, photographed and logged for rock types and structures, then halved by sawing: one half was submitted to an independent, ISO 9000 registered commercial analytical laboratory, with initial processing at the lab's Tucson, Arizona, facility and final analysis in Vancouver, Canada. The remaining half-core was retained in a secure storage facility on the property where it is available for further examination. Core handling procedures followed industry-standard QA/QC methods to ensure integrity of analytical data.

Selected gold intercepts are depicted in Table 1:
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Casa's extensive database of Congress property information is from several sources, including public archives, records of previous operations and Dubois family records. Table 2 is a compilation of some of the significant gold intersections from those records. Data in this news release from earlier sources has not been reviewed or verified by a Qualified Person and should not be relied upon in any evaluation of the Congress Mine.

Selected historic gold intercepts are tabulated in Table 2:
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Casa's drilling (Figure 1) was directed to southeast parts of the Congress Mine where historic work indicated possible extensions of mined areas and to other areas of potential gold mineralization. Vertical sections Figures 2, and 3 illustrate the location of previous drill holes, mine workings and Casa drill holes.

Figure 2: Congress Gold Mine Project – Section 2 – 2'
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Figure 3: Congress Gold Mine Project – Section 5 – 5'
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(A complete historic mine plan and sections are posted on the company's website at https://www.casaminerals.com/elementor-784/historical-drillings-and-layouts )

The Congress gold mine operated at intervals from 1887 to 1992, with reported production of about 400,000 to 500,000 ounces gold by previous operators included Echo Bay Mines Ltd. and Malartic Hygrade. Casa Minerals Inc. owns ninety percent (90%) interest in the Congress gold mine from 40 feet depth and beyond, subject to a 1.5% Net Smelter Royalty (Arizona, USA). The property comprises 14 patented mining claims with area 260 acres and undivided one hundred percent of the 494.8 acres that Casa acquired by staking. In a small part of the property, Surface rights to depth 40 feet (9 m) in part of the property are held by a third party. Gold mineralization occurs with vein quartz and in areas of strong siliceous alteration in granite.

Qualified Person:

Mr. Erik Ostensoe P.Geo., a director and chief geologist of the Company, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

About Casa Minerals Inc.

The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties located in Canada and the USA. Casa owns ninety percent (90%) interest in the Congress gold mine (Arizona, USA). This historic high-grade gold producing mine has not been explored nor been in production since 1992. Additionally, the Company owns a one hundred percent (100%) interest in the polymetallic Pitman and Keaper properties (BC, Canada) and has an option to acquire a seventy-five percent (75%) interest in the Arsenault VMS Property (BC, Canada).

On Behalf of Board of Directors
Farshad Shirvani, M.Sc. Geology
President and CEO

For more information, please contact:
Casa Minerals Inc.
Farshad Shirvani, President & CEO
Phone: (604) 678-9587
Email: contact@casaminerals.com
https://www.casaminerals.com

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ACROMETA Group Appoints Veteran Investor Mr. Levin Lee as Executive Chairman

SINGAPORE, Feb 1, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – ACROMETA Group Limited [SGX: 1CH1] today announced that with effect from 30 January 2023, it has appointed Mr Levin Lee Keng Weng as Executive Chairman and Director of the Board. Mr Lee brings with him a wealth of experience in business and an enviable track record in investing.

On the appointment of Levin as Executive Chairman, ACROMETA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Mr Lim Say Chin said, "Levin's experience, business network and financial resources will be beneficial to ACROMETA as we advance to capture growth opportunities in our controlled environments engineering business. He has an enviable track record in helping companies strategize to be future-ready and bring about optimization of their market valuation."

Mr Levin Lee said, "SMEs in Singapore with good potential are often neglected by investors who do not understand their business. As a result, such small caps are often overlooked and thus hampered in their operations through a lack of financial resources and a good business strategy. My role is not only to help ACROMETA in its business strategy and financials, but also to let the investing public understand the company's business and potential. The controlled environments engineering business is truly a future-ready business as the R&D and production processes of many industries in the future economy such as biotechnology, semi-conductors and renewable energy take place in controlled environments."

The appointment of Mr Lee as Executive Chairman is in accordance with corporate governance best practice that the post of Chief Executive Officer should be separate from that of Chairman of the Board.

Note on ACROMETA's Controlled Environments Engineering Business

ACROMEC Engineers Pte Ltd (ACROMEC) a wholly owned subsidiary of ACOMETA is one of the few companies in Singapore established in the field of Controlled Environments Engineering (CEE) where it designs and constructs facilities for companies that require a controlled physical environment for their production and processes. The ability to control physical variables such as temperature, air purity, humidity, and pressure in the product manufacturing space is a mission-critical requirement for new economy industries such as semiconductors, biotechnology and renewable energy. Examples of CCE include Semiconductor wafer fab production, biotechnology R&D laboratories, and animal-manure-to- energy pyrolysis chamber.

About ACROMETA Group Limited (SGX Stock Code: 1CH1)

ACROMETA (Previously known as ACROMEC Limited) is an established specialist engineering services provider with more than 25 years of experience in the field of controlled environments. The Group has over the years acquired expertise in the design and construction of facilities requiring controlled environments such as laboratories, medical and sterile facilities and cleanrooms.

ACROMETA's business is divided into two main business segments: (i) Engineering, procurement, and construction services, specialising in architectural, and mechanical, electrical and process works within controlled environments; and (ii) Maintenance and repair services of facilities and equipment of controlled environments and their supporting infrastructure.

The Group mainly serves the healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research and academia, and electronics sectors. ACROMETA counts amongst its customers, hospitals and medical centres, government agencies, research and development companies or agencies, research and development units of multinational corporations, tertiary educational institutions, pharmaceutical companies, semiconductor manufacturing companies, and multinational engineering companies. The company has been listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange since 2016. For more information, please visit www.acrometa.com.

Media and Analysts Contact:
ACROMETA Limited
Mr Jerry Tan
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +65 6415 0574
Email: jerry.tan@acromec.com

Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Mr Wayne Koo
Tel: +65 6958 8008 / +65 9338 8166
Email: wayne.koo@waterbrooks.com.sg
Email: query@waterbrooks.com.sg

This media release has been reviewed by the Company's sponsor Evolve Capital Advisory Private Limited. (the "Sponsor"). It has not been examined or approved by the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "Exchange") and the Exchange assumes no responsibility for the contents of this document, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this document. The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Chua Hiang Hwee Jerry, 138 Robinson Road, #13-02 Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906, jerrychua@evolvecapitalasia.com

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Job Market in Malaysia Thrives with 65% Increase in Retail Hiring: foundit Insights Tracker

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Malaysia recorded a robust 21% year-on-year growth in e-recruitment activity in December '22 compared to the same month a year ago, according to the foundit Insights Tracker (fit), formerly published as Monster Employment Index (MEI). The growth is attributed to the country easing travel restrictions and opening its borders. The company Monster APAC & Middle East was rebranded as foundit in 'December 2022.

The Index stands at 76 with 3% month-on-month growth, driving a spree in hiring activity in December '22. According to fit, the job market has shown noteworthy growth month over month, projecting a continuous demand in the job market. Moreover, over the last three months, there has been a robust 10% growth in hiring across sectors, indicating a persistent demand in the labour market.

The retail industry experienced an impressive 65% increase in hiring activity year-over-year, primarily due to robust retail sales and an upward trend in consumer sentiment. The easing of Covid rules and regulations, fast-growing retail business, along with borders reopening to boost import/export and resume travel have aided the boost in retail jobs. Similar trends were observed in the hospitality sector, where job demand increased significantly by 55%. With a 34% increase in hiring activity, the BFSI sector also maintained its upward trend.

Commenting on job trends for December 2022, Sekhar Garisa, CEO, foundit APAC & ME, said, "The job market in Malaysia is showing strong and sustained demand, as reflected in the impressive growth numbers reported by the foundit Insights Tracker. This is a testament to the country's success in easing travel restrictions and reopening its borders, which has led to a surge in demand across various sectors, particularly in retail, hospitality, and BFSI. The overall picture is of resilience and growth, even though some sectors have experienced difficulties due to global economic uncertainty. We believe that this trend will persist in the upcoming months."

Other sectors that showed encouraging growth in December '22 are Logistic, Courier/ Freight/ Transportation, Shipping/ Marine (+32%), Oil and Gas (+1%), Production/Manufacturing, Automotive and Ancillary (+2%) and Engineering, Construction and Real Estate (+2%) sector from the year-ago level. The advertising, Market Research, Public Relations, Media and Entertainment industry also saw tremendous growth (+15%) in December 22, led by a surge in digital marketing initiatives and artificial intelligence (AI) deployment.

While the Index reflects a year-on-year hiring dip in IT, Telecom/ISP, and BPO/ITES by 13%, the monthly hiring demand in the sector has seen a notable increase. However, hiring in this sector has slowed in recent months, primarily due to ongoing global economic uncertainties.

Online recruitment surpassed the year-ago level in 8 of the 9 occupation groups monitored by the tracker, with Hospitality & Travel leading the charge at (+212%). This is due to the opening of land and air borders as the country has completely eased out of the Covid-19 pandemic and opened its land borders with Singapore. This factor has also contributed to the positive growth in Sales & Business Development job roles (+28%). The increased penetration of digitization across all sectors, followed by a pickup in Finance & Accounts (+29%) roles, registered an increased demand and has maintained resolute growth rates since April '21. However, among all monitored functions, customer service is the only one to have registered a de-growth of 17% in December '22.

The foundit Insights Tracker is a comprehensive monthly analysis of online job posting activity conducted by foundit. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, the foundit Insights Tracker (FIT) presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide.

Period for the report
The period considered for the foundit Insights Tracker (fit) data is 1st to 31st December, 2022.

About foundit – APAC & Middle East

foundit, formerly Monster (APAC & ME), is a leading talent platform offering comprehensive employment solutions to recruiters and job seekers across APAC & ME. Since its inception, the company has assisted over 75 million registered users to find jobs, upskill, and connect with the right opportunities across 18 countries. Over the last two decades, the company has been a catalyst in the world of recruitment solutions with advanced technology, seeking to efficiently bridge the talent gap across industry verticals, experience levels, and geographies. Today, foundit is committed to enabling and connecting the right talent with the right opportunities by harnessing the power of deep tech to sharpen hyper-personalized job searches, and precision hiring. foundit strongly believes that a job title doesn't define one's potential and leverages technology to dig deeper to curate opportunities central to the needs and aspirations of each user.

To learn more, about foundit in APAC & Gulf,

Visit: www.foundit.my | https://www.foundit.in| https://www.founditgulf.com | https://www.foundit.sg | www.foundit.com.ph | www.foundit.com.hk | https://www.foundit.id

Contact:
Namrata Sharma
Namrata.sharma@adfactorspr.com
+6581383034

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Smart Digital Retail Philippines Moving to Another Date

MANILA, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Smart Digital Retail Philippines would like to extend the opportunity for sponsors, attendees and partners to join the biggest event in the Philippine retail ecosystem. Hence, we made a decision to move the event to April 13, 2023. The event will take place at the same time and venue as planned.


Smart Digital Retail Philippines will be moved to April 13, 2023 and will take place at the same time and venue as planned.


The retail sector in the Philippines has been facing challenging times in the study period, which worsened due to the sudden COVID-19 pandemic. The majority forms of physical retail, including supermarkets and convenience stores, hypermarkets, specialty stores, department stores, and other small and medium store owners around the country, are facing challenges owing to the lockdown and physical distancing measures. Due to the fear of contamination, the state of Philippine retail, and the global economy as a whole, is entering a time of both hope and uncertainty. As countries continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been a concerted push to return to "normal."

To mitigate the disruption caused by this crisis, Philippine retailers need to have a window of opportunity to reinvent their customer experience to meet consumer expectations. Technology is a vital tool that will enable businesses to enhance engagement through both online and physical channels. The transition will require a shift toward a more fully integrated technology ecosystem that can evolve future value propositions. Retailers are already recognizing the importance of technology to their operations, but fully seizing the opportunity will require a distinct retail strategy that incorporates greater partnership collaboration and investment in emerging tech.

– Consumer behavior change
– Retail performance in the Philippines
– Digital commerce and omnichannel
– Overcoming disruption for resilient supply chains in the future
– The new retail experience through technology
– Retail stores: a shift to digital, experiential shopping
– New approach to workforce empowerment
– Contactless Payments & Autonomous Shopping
– Exploring the Philippine BNPL landscape
– The rise of chatbots and voice commerce
– AI, robotics, and VR will soon dominate retail: welcome to retail 2.0
– Metaverse for the future of retail

With Smart Digital Retail Philippines, we will be looking at the challenges that are impacting the Philippine retail industry to create improved consumer experiences and more efficient creation. That said, this where all the leading retail companies and technology innovators meet and brainstorm in creating a sophisticated product development and present practical solutions that enable retailers and brands to stay relevant in these difficult times, connect with decision makers and enable the creation of new business opportunities.

For sponsorship and speaking engagement, please contact management@smartdigitalretail.com or visit our event website at www.smartdigitalretail.com.

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Austral Gold Announces Filing of Q4 2022 Quarterly Activity Report

SYDNEY, AU, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Austral Gold Limited (ASX: AGD) (TSXV: AGLD) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed its Q4 2022 Quarterly Activity Report. The complete Report is available under the Company's profile at www.asx.com, www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.australgold.com/.

About Austral Gold

Austral Gold Limited is a gold and silver explorer and mining producer whose strategy is to expand the life of its cash generating assets in Chile, restart its Casposo-Manantiales mine complex in Argentina and build a portfolio of quality assets in Chile, the USA and Argentina organically through exploration and via acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Austral owns a 100% interest in the Guanaco/Amancaya mines in Chile and the Casposo-Manantiales mine complex (currently on care and maintenance) in Argentina, a non-controlling interest in the Rawhide Mine in Nevada, USA and a non-controlling interest in Ensign Gold which holds the Mercur project in Utah, USA.

In addition, Austral owns and has options on an attractive portfolio of exploration projects in the Paleocene Belt in Chile (including the Jaguelito project in San Juan, Argentina, projects acquired in the 2021 acquisition of Revelo Resources Corp), a noncontrolling interest in Pampa Metals and a 51% interest in the Sierra Blanca project in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Austral Gold Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: AGLD) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: AGD). For more information, please consult Austral's website at www.australgold.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Release approved by the Chief Executive Officer of Austral Gold, Stabro Kasaneva.

For additional information please contact:

Jose Bordogna
Chief Financial Officer
Austral Gold Limited
jose.bordogna@australgold.com
+61 466 892 307

Ben Jarvis
Director
Austral Gold Limited
info@australgold.com
+61 413 150 448

Austral Gold Limited ABN 30 075 860 472 (ASX: AGD) (TSXV: AGLD)
Level 5 126-130 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000 | T +61 2 9380 7233 | F +61 2 9251 7455 | info@australgold.com | www.australgold.com

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Austral Gold Announces Drill Results at Casposo-Manantiales

SYDNEY, AU, Jan 30, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Austral Gold Limited (ASX: AGD) (TSXV: AGLD) ("Austral") is pleased to announce the results from its recent drilling campaign ("drilling program") at the Casposo-Manantiales Project located in the province of San Juan, Argentina. The Company drilled 4,265 metres of diamond drilling ("DD") in 15 DD holes.


Casposo-Manantiales Project

Manantiales Vein Long Section

Manantiales Vein Drill-hole map

Table 1: Manantiales and Cerro Amarillo Drill hole Results


The focus of the drilling program was to follow up on the results achieved in previous drilling campaigns at the Manantiales vein disclosed in the 27 July 2022 and 26 October 2021 announcements. The follow-up drilling program at the Manantiales vein intercepted high gold grades at the top and bottom of the central ore-shoot, indicating possible continuity at depth. The best two holes intercepted high-grade gold confirming the continuity of mineralisation in the central ore-shoot and opening the upside at depth. During 2022, 6,585 metres were drilled in 27 DD holes and total exploration costs were US$2.8 million.

At Cerro Amarillo, which is close to the Manantiales vein (see map below), two holes were drilled; one in Awada (152 metres), and the other in La Puerta (326 metres) to test for new structural and ore controls. Favourable alteration was intercepted with discrete gold anomalies.

The AWD-22-003 hole located in the western sector of Awada recognised strong silicification in approximately 50 metres, although with low gold anomalies. At La Puerta, the objective of drill hole LPO-22-004 was to intercept the veins in more favourable host rock, however the structures were intercepted in Oveja Negra Fm without significant gold values.

Austral Gold's Chief Executive Officer, Stabro Kasaneva said: "We are pleased to complete the 2022 drilling program of approximately 7,000 metres over two phases at the Casposo-Manantiales project. The outcome of the program was positive with some encouraging assays reported, and we look forward to the design of our next drilling campaign considering our objective to restart mining operations at the Casposo-Manantiales project."

Casposo-Manantiales Project
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Manantiales Vein Long Section
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Manantiales Vein Drill-hole map
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Competent Person

Technical information in this media release that relates to Exploration Results is based on work supervised, or compiled on behalf of Robert Trzebski, a Director of the Company. Dr. Trzebski, who is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and qualifies as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the 'Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' consents to the inclusion of the technical information that he has reviewed and approved or has been compiled on his behalf.

About Austral Gold Limited

Austral Gold Limited is a gold and silver explorer and mining producer whose strategy is to expand the life of its cash generating assets in Chile, restart its Casposo-Manantiales mine complex in Argentina and build a portfolio of quality assets in Chile, the USA and Argentina organically through exploration and via acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Austral owns a 100% interest in the Guanaco/Amancaya mines in Chile and the Casposo-Manantiales mine complex (currently on care and maintenance) in Argentina, a non-controlling interest in the Rawhide Mine in Nevada, USA and a non-controlling interest in Ensign Gold which holds the Mercur project in Utah, USA.

In addition, Austral owns and has options on an attractive portfolio of exploration projects in the Paleocene Belt in Chile (including the Jaguelito project in San Juan, Argentina, projects acquired in the 2021 acquisition of Revelo Resources Corp), a noncontrolling interest in Pampa Metals and a 51% interest in the Sierra Blanca project in Santa Cruz, Argentina. Austral Gold Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: AGLD) and the Australian Securities Exchange. (ASX: AGD). For more information, please consult Austral's website at www.australgold.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Release approved by the Chief Executive Officer of Austral Gold, Stabro Kasaneva.

For additional information please contact:

Jose Bordogna
Chief Financial Officer
Austral Gold Limited
Jose.bordogna@australgold.com
+61 466 892 307

Ben Jarvis
Director
Austral Gold Limited
info@australgold.com
+61 413 150 448

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical, and consist primarily of projections – statements regarding future plans, expectations and developments. Words such as "expects", "intends", "plans", "may", "could", "potential", "should", "anticipates", "likely", "believes" and words of similar import tend to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include next steps are to review and analyse historical exploration data and mineral structures prior to the design of the next drilling campaign.

All of these forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied, including, without limitation, business integration risks; uncertainty of production, uncertainty of exploration programs, development plans and cost estimates, commodity price fluctuations; political or economic instability and regulatory changes; currency fluctuations, the state of the capital markets especially in light of the effects of the novel coronavirus,, uncertainty in the measurement of mineral reserves and resource estimates, Austral's ability 1ttarct and retain qualified personnel and management, potential labour unrest, reclamation and closure requirements for mineral properties; unpredictable risks and hazards related to the development and operation of a mine or mineral property that are beyond the Company's control, the availability of capital to fund all of the Company's projects and other risks and uncertainties identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's continuous disclosure documents filed on the ASX and on SEDAR. You are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which may have been used. Austral cannot assure you that actual events, performance or results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Austral's forward-looking statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof and Austral does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's beliefs, expectations or opinions should change other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Confirmation: For the purposes of ASX Listing Rule 5.23.2, Austral confirms that is not aware of any information or data that materially affects the information included in its press releases dated 27 July 2022 and 26 October 2021.

Table 1: Manantiales and Cerro Amarillo Drill hole Results
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