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Press Releases from Arc Media Global (20 total)

ASEAN Inc’s Chiefs prove the case for mindful leadership at HR Talk Show 2018

Over 40 CXOs and 500 top HR leaders in ASEAN distill insights into the power of mindfulness to achieve high dividend yields and employee well-being in today’s tumultuous age of speed. 12 June 2018 (KUALA LUMPUR). ASEAN’s only Talk Show serving the Human Capital Management community welcomes over 40 change leaders at the HR Talk Show 2018 on September 5, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—leading over 500 HR leaders to

The elusive brain drain in oil and gas

SINGAPORE (5 Aug 2011) – 2011 marks intensified recruitment targets for oil and gas companies globally. The war for talent is on for hard-to-find petrotechnical professionals (PTPs) and the pressure is on to develop hard-to-retain operations people. With the generation of geoscientists and petroleum engineers hired before the deep recruitment cuts of the mid-1980s approaching retirement, new talent distribution now centred on Asia and Russia and changes in gender ratios,

Territorial disputes on E&P in Asia ramps up as China Sea explored

SINGAPORE (4 Aug 2011) – Blistering economic growth across Asia over the past few decades has cranked up anxiety levels amongst governments about energy supplies. Asia’s state-run NOCs have become more confident about searching out new oil and gas assets in foreign fields, with such pressure erupting tensions over offshore overlapping sovereignty claims in the South China Sea, where maritime borders are not clearly defined and often overlap. What’s the status

Managing medical costs in retirement

SINGAPORE (7 July 2011) – A study commissioned by the Council for Third Age (C3A) revealed that close to half or 44 per cent of Singaporeans and permanent residents polled did not regard retirement here as affordable, with many citing high medical costs as a major deterrent. It appears that the general perception locally and abroad is that it is expensive to retire in the city state. The cost of

Dawn of the golden age of gas

SINGAPORE (7 July2011) – Bank of America-Merrill Lynch commented that, “The global LNG market is tightening rapidly. In our view, the global gas glut is set to disappear quickly”. Analysts are echoing similar sentiments with expectations for global demand for gas to exceed demand for coal by 2030. Following market projections, OAO Gazprom, which supplies 25 per cent of Europe’s natural gas, is set to accelerate production and boost output

M&As, JVs proliferate with resurgence of Southeast Asia’s Oil and Gas clout

SINGAPORE (20 June 2011) – Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono predicts Asia as the continent of the future. Following through, national oil companies from across Asia come together with counterparts from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America at the Production Optimisation Week Asia (25-29 July 2011, The Westin Kuala Lumpur) to map out technical and commercial strategies to increase production levels and

SE Asia poised to be central energy market, region’s O&G to step up

SINGAPORE (9 Jun 2011) – Expounding on revised expansion plans of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas, chief executive officer of Petronas, said that, “Capex quantum will be intensified to outpace rising costs, upgrade asset integrity, enhance yield of existing/legacy assets, drive growth and venture into more challenging and green field plays such as enhanced oil recovery, deep-water and unconventional (hydrocarbons)”. Chief amongst Petronas’ ambitious plans is the

Top 8 Takeaways from HR Talk Show 2011

HR insights distilled from 170 top Malaysian business leaders SINGAPORE (6 June 2011) – Malaysia’s only Talk Show serving the Human Capital Management community concluded last Wednesday, 25 May 2011. Organised by Singapore-based Arc Media Global, HR Talk Show 2011: Strategic Succession, Talent Management and HR Technology held at the GSC Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur was attended by more than 150 top business leaders who interacted with close to 20 CEO-panellists examining

HR tech the new key tenet in Malaysian businesses

IT now integrated into Malaysia strategy for long-term growth and profitability; IT investments worldwide hit $594 billion last year SINGAPORE (12 May 2011) – Technology now plays a pivotal role in organisational success. And in particular, HR technology solutions are more than process automation, they encompass end-to-end strategic talent management. “Organizations face a number of challenges when moving their HR applications into the Cloud. Fast-growing companies looking at solutions for talent management

Gas, second fiddle no more

Global LNG demand set to triple to 400 million tons per year by 2020 SINGAPORE (4 May 2011) – According to Coffey, demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is on the meteoric rise and such growth is expected to persist over the next ten years, with industry commentators predicting global demand to triple to 400 million tons per year by 2020. The recent Japanese disaster that involved the Fukushima nuclear plant

Reversing brain drain boosts transformation drive towards high-income economy

Brain drain threatens Malaysia’s aspirations of becoming a high-income economy with quantum leap of US$7,000 per capita annual income to US$15,000 in nine years’ time SINGAPORE (26 April 2011) – In 2010 alone, some 200,000 Malaysians emigrated. Since 1957, it is estimated that a whopping two million Malaysians had left the country and settled down abroad. This massive talent outflow is attributed by some to institutional policies based on race quotas

Oil majors bank on optimising technology

Oil companies like ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Total increasingly draw on technology for strategic advantage SINGAPORE (21 April 2011) – These days, oil majors are banking on new technologies to build core competencies and strategic advantage. ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhilips have pledged US$1 billion (RM3 billion) to construct a containment system with rapid response to deepwater spills following last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. Across the board, oil

PM Najib on Transforming Malaysia SMEs: Remake of the business model

SINGAPORE (18 April 2011) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to adopt technology as a core strategic component to gain sustainable competitive edge as Malaysia undergoes Transformation steered by the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP). The PM noted that SMEs, comprising a whopping 92% of Malaysia’s business sector were generally slow on the uptake of technology. “By embracing technology, operational costs will

Talent the key to competitive edge for Malaysian firms as growth scales up

90% of Malaysian firms shifting back to growth focus – with talent the key differentiator SINGAPORE (11 April 2011) – With the credit crisis feeling more and more squarely in the past, 90 percent of Malaysian firms are refocusing on growth, says a recent study by consulting firm Accenture. This marked re-emphasis on growth is more discernible compared with the situation just two years ago, with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Observers: Petronas can boost revenue and recovery with optimisation

Optimising solutions can increase daily production by 30 to 300 percent, corresponding to estimated RM 6 billion to RM 60 billion in lost revenue for 2010 SINGAPORE (6 April 2011) – With Petronas’ recovery factor for main oilfields currently standing at close to 26 percent, more can be done to increase recovery rates and boost production. An observer commented, “Not that they can’t have a higher recovery rate, but expertise and

With new HR tech, Malaysian SMEs can now race with the big boys

SINGAPORE (22 March 2011) – Accelerated world developments ensnare Malaysia in the middle-income trap if SMEs, comprising 92 per cent of the country’s businesses, cannot turbo-charge their growth engines. Hence, government and business leaders look to technology and succession planning to add much-needed horsepower to innovations that appeal to international investors and sustain global relevance. The recent Malaysian Innovation Agency Act 2010 encourages SMEs to embrace technology for operational efficiencies and

Center for Business: Cloud computing taking Malaysian HR market by storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ===================================================== Center for Business: Cloud computing taking Malaysian HR market by storm ----------------------------------------------------- 2011 a vibrant year for SaaS providers; more Malaysian companies now relying on cloud computing to derive HR efficiencies and drive competitiveness ===================================================== SINGAPORE (7 March 2011) – Malaysia’s Human Resource community searches for the next-generation technology and 2011 is a vibrant year for SaaS providers. According to an online technology monitor, about 40 per cent of HR executives plan

CEOs, Government together drive Malaysian talent, technology and creativity need …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rex Ian Sayson Arc Media Global (+65) 6844 2080 hrtalkshow@arcmediaglobal.com www.arcmediaglobal.com/hrtalkshow # # # CEOs, GOVERNMENT TOGETHER DRIVE MALAYSIAN TALENT, TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVITY NEEDED FOR VISION 2020 Transforming into a high-skill, high-value and high-income economy stirs debates; technology, talent, innovation and inclusion are key drivers in the HR Talk Show 2011 agenda SINGAPORE (10 February 2011) – What will drive business success in 2011? is the most popular question that CEOs, HR Directors and

CESE Forum Informs Philippine Energy Discussion

Thought Leadership Emerges from Discussion in Manila Involving Public, Private and People Sectors SINGAPORE (December 14, 2010) – Discussions at the Nuclear Power Forum Philippines 2010 have generated progress in the industry discussion on nuclear power development in the Philippines. The high-level meeting among regulators, financing professionals, technology providers, project developers and state and private generation companies is generating concrete follow-up actions and movement in the industry. The forum is organised

Philippines Acting Fast on Nuclear Energy Development

Cheap electricity and low carbon emissions key drivers in talks at the Nuclear Power Forum Philippines 2010 SINGAPORE (November 2, 2010) – The International Atomic Energy Agency, International Energy Agency, World Association of Nuclear Operators, Philippine Inter-Agency Core Group on Nuclear Energy, National Power Corporation, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, National Institute of Geological Sciences and the 15th Congress of the Philippines are among the organisations that will be represented leading discussions