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MOU establishes ‘Yumi Trust’

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed yesterday for the establishment of a unit trust in Vanuatu, an avenue where residents can save and grow their money for future.

Israel firm reports first cannabis harvest from Uganda

Israeli firm, Together Pharma Limited has reported that it made a cannabis harvest from Uganda on Tuesday, despite a government announcement that the said license had been revoked.
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Israel firm reports first cannabis harvest from Uganda

Israeli firm, Together Pharma Limited has reported that it made a cannabis harvest from Uganda on Tuesday, despite a government announcement that the said license had been revoked.

Kenyan presidential candidate arrested with 445kg of bhang

Former presidential aspirant Jaffer Isaak Sora has been arrested in Marsabit town after police found 445 kilograms of bhang in his vehicle.
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Kenyan presidential candidate arrested with 445kg of bhang

Former presidential aspirant Jaffer Isaak Sora has been arrested in Marsabit town after police found 445 kilograms of bhang in his vehicle.

Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Author: SPA ParisID: 1560996490641352600Thu, 2019-06-20 05:44PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Mili
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Author: SPA ParisID: 1560996490641352600Thu, 2019-06-20 05:44PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project. Main category: Saudi Arabia

New rules on installment sales get Saudi thumbs up

Author: Thu, 2019-06-20 05:29 RIYADH: New rules allowing the sale of goods by installment payments in Saudi Arabia have been welcomed by businesses and financial organizations in the Kingdom. The Shoura Council on Monday approved regulations authorizi
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New rules on installment sales get Saudi thumbs up

Author: Thu, 2019-06-20 05:29 RIYADH: New rules allowing the sale of goods by installment payments in Saudi Arabia have been welcomed by businesses and financial organizations in the Kingdom. The Shoura Council on Monday approved regulations authorizing the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to start work on implementing the ruling aimed at protecting consumer interests. Earlier, the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment and SAMA were given the green light to put in place regulatory arrangements on installment sales and licensing. Existing licenses will be valid until they expire, with new licenses being issued by SAMA. The new regulations were expected to be ready within 90 days, and no installment sale licenses would be issued based on the previous regulations. Abdallah Suboh, corporate communication manager at Nissan’s Saudi dealership Alissa Auto, on Wednesday told Arab News: “We welcome the new regulation that is supposed to benefit the consumer.” Zeid Al-Yaeesh, chairman of the General Committee for Financial Companies, an affiliate of SAMA, said the step would protect the market by making available the required data on all clients. The committee would restrict the financing process to licensed entities, ensuring compliance with SAMA’s applied regulations, he added.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: SAMASaudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) SAMA wins Best Risk Manager award among the world’s central bankSaudi consumers splashing the cash once more, says Mastercard boss

Cameroon: How Twitter Has Been Used in Anglophone Crisis

[This is Africa] In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
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Cameroon: How Twitter Has Been Used in Anglophone Crisis

[This is Africa] In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.

Rwanda: SGR Future in Doubt As Governments Revert to Old Metre Gauge Railways

[East African] When the leaders of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda conceived the idea of a high-speed standard gauge railway linking the three countries at the first Northern Corridor infrastructure summit in Uganda in 2013, there was hopes of socio-economic transfo
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Rwanda: SGR Future in Doubt As Governments Revert to Old Metre Gauge Railways

[East African] When the leaders of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda conceived the idea of a high-speed standard gauge railway linking the three countries at the first Northern Corridor infrastructure summit in Uganda in 2013, there was hopes of socio-economic transformation of East and Central African economies.

Nigeria: State Oil Firm to Resume Crude Oil Search in Chad Basin

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday, said it will resume oil search in the Chad Basin as soon as it receives security clearance.
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Nigeria: State Oil Firm to Resume Crude Oil Search in Chad Basin

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday, said it will resume oil search in the Chad Basin as soon as it receives security clearance.

‘Other Accounts’ of Union Govt Ministries, Agencies to Be Scrapped

State enterprises’ income will go straight into govt coffers; the goal is to give Parliament greater control of spending and reduce the budget deficit.
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‘Other Accounts’ of Union Govt Ministries, Agencies to Be Scrapped

State enterprises’ income will go straight into govt coffers; the goal is to give Parliament greater control of spending and reduce the budget deficit.

'My father, the rapist': Hidden victims of Rwanda's genocide

A 24-year-old Rwandan whose mother was raped in the genocide tells the BBC how he came to learn of the circumstances of his birth. Their names have been changed because of the shame surrounding rape, which still exists to this day.
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'My father, the rapist': Hidden victims of Rwanda's genocide

A 24-year-old Rwandan whose mother was raped in the genocide tells the BBC how he came to learn of the circumstances of his birth. Their names have been changed because of the shame surrounding rape, which still exists to this day.

BrighterMonday Tanzania minimizes your hiring costs

Hiring qualified candidates in a short space of time will save you and your organisation a lot of costs. As employee turnover is at its highest in the current job market, ensuring your hiring processes is less cumbersome would help you lower the hiring costs
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BrighterMonday Tanzania minimizes your hiring costs

Hiring qualified candidates in a short space of time will save you and your organisation a lot of costs. As employee turnover is at its highest in the current job market, ensuring your hiring processes is less cumbersome would help you lower the hiring costs while guaranteeing quality candidates for hire.  

GSK offers concessions to address EU concerns over Pfizer deal

GlaxoSmithKline has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its planned joint venture with Pfizer's consumer health business, the European Commission said on Thursday.
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GSK offers concessions to address EU concerns over Pfizer deal

GlaxoSmithKline has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its planned joint venture with Pfizer's consumer health business, the European Commission said on Thursday.

France has no plans to legalise cannabis for recreational use: Minister

France will not legalise the recreational use of cannabis but could consider authorising its medical use, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Thursday.
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France has no plans to legalise cannabis for recreational use: Minister

France will not legalise the recreational use of cannabis but could consider authorising its medical use, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Thursday.

India rejects Pak claim that New Delhi ready for talks with Islamabad

India on Thursday rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from t
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India rejects Pak claim that New Delhi ready for talks with Islamabad

India on Thursday rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from their counterparts in that country.

Sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt convicted in 1990 case

The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as the additional superintendent of police in Jamnagar. According to the prosecution, Bhatt had detained more than hundred people during a communal riot and one of the detainees had died in hospital aft
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Sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt convicted in 1990 case

The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as the additional superintendent of police in Jamnagar. According to the prosecution, Bhatt had detained more than hundred people during a communal riot and one of the detainees had died in hospital after he was released. On Thursday, a Jamnagar sessions court sentenced him to life imprisonment. Bhatt was sacked in 2015.

Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109 million

An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.
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Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109 million

An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.

From bamboo straws to water-resistant bag, this year's NDP funpack is green at heart

SINGAPORE - This year's National Day Parade (NDP) funpacks may be decked out in Singapore's red and white, but they are green at heart. Designed with sustainability in mind, they include reusable items such as bamboo straws that double up as clappers and a 7
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From bamboo straws to water-resistant bag, this year's NDP funpack is green at heart

SINGAPORE - This year's National Day Parade (NDP) funpacks may be decked out in Singapore's red and white, but they are green at heart. Designed with sustainability in mind, they include reusable items such as bamboo straws that double up as clappers and a 750ml water bottle. The bag features a water-resistant lining and adjustable straps, allowing it to be carried as a backpack, sling bag or a tote bag. Organisers hope Singaporeans will use the funpack as an «Emergency Ready bag», where they can stash essential items for use in the event of an emergency. Designed in partnership with Temasek Foundation, it has a list of recommended essentials pasted on its inner flap. It also contains QR codes to lead bag owners to the Singapore Civil Defence Force website and the Singapore Red Cross Society's page for details about a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) course.

Win $1,888 and a chance to meet F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen when you head to Beerfest Asia 2019 - Here's how

Things are about to get heated trackside at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the Singapore Grand Prix rolling around again this September. But an exclusive encounter with well-known 'Iceman' Kimi Raikkonen may just be the thing to cool you off - that and
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Win $1,888 and a chance to meet F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen when you head to Beerfest Asia 2019 - Here's how

Things are about to get heated trackside at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the Singapore Grand Prix rolling around again this September. But an exclusive encounter with well-known 'Iceman' Kimi Raikkonen may just be the thing to cool you off - that and winning $1,888 in cold hard cash. EuroAutomobile, the official distributor of Alfa Romeo cars in Singapore, is partnering Beerfest Asia in giving three lucky winners access to the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Paddock this season. The Alfa Romeo Racing Paddock Passes are not available for public purchase, and entitle winners access to the F1 paddock where Alfa Romeo drivers and teams are based, with a guided tour through the garage of the Alfa Romeo racing team.

Family of 2-year-old girl allegedly murdered by dad: 'We don't hate him, he doted on her'

Relatives of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly murdered by her father in his Sengkang home said that the accused had doted on the victim. Johnboy John Teo, 35, has been charged with the murder of Ashley Clare Teo, who was found lying motionless at Block
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Family of 2-year-old girl allegedly murdered by dad: 'We don't hate him, he doted on her'

Relatives of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly murdered by her father in his Sengkang home said that the accused had doted on the victim. Johnboy John Teo, 35, has been charged with the murder of Ashley Clare Teo, who was found lying motionless at Block 163B Rivervale Crescent on Father's Day (June 16) and later pronounced dead. Teo allegedly suffocated his daughter in a bedroom before slashing his own neck with a knife. According to Shin Min Daily News, family members visited the mortuary on Tuesday (June 18) to claim Ashley's body and say their final goodbyes. Her cremation was held on the same day at Mandai Crematorium.

Here’s what we know about the four suspects charged with downing Flight MH17

A Dutch prosecutor implicated three Russian nationals and one Ukrainian in the downing of Flight MH17, which killed 298 people in July 2014.
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Here’s what we know about the four suspects charged with downing Flight MH17

A Dutch prosecutor implicated three Russian nationals and one Ukrainian in the downing of Flight MH17, which killed 298 people in July 2014.

The downing of MH17 rallied the West against Russia. Now, not so much.

A push to drop European sanctions against Russia gained momentum as Russia-friendly populists made inroads into European politics in recent years.
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The downing of MH17 rallied the West against Russia. Now, not so much.

A push to drop European sanctions against Russia gained momentum as Russia-friendly populists made inroads into European politics in recent years.

Mexico becomes first country to ratify USMCA trade deal

Mexico has been a strong proponent of the pact, which builds on NAFTA, the free-trade accord that has transformed this nation’s economy over the past 25 years.
WorldViews

Mexico becomes first country to ratify USMCA trade deal

Mexico has been a strong proponent of the pact, which builds on NAFTA, the free-trade accord that has transformed this nation’s economy over the past 25 years.

Trump’s U.N. nominee breaks with the president on climate change

Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, has investments in the fossil fuel industry and promised to recuse herself from negotiations involving coal.
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Trump’s U.N. nominee breaks with the president on climate change

Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, has investments in the fossil fuel industry and promised to recuse herself from negotiations involving coal.

Russia’s Putin tries softer touch as his approval rating falls. Will it last?

President Vladimir Putin will be doing his annual television call-in show at a time when the Kremlin is becoming more sensitive to shifting public opinions as challenges to authority have appeared more frequently on the political landscape.
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Russia’s Putin tries softer touch as his approval rating falls. Will it last?

President Vladimir Putin will be doing his annual television call-in show at a time when the Kremlin is becoming more sensitive to shifting public opinions as challenges to authority have appeared more frequently on the political landscape.

‘One-way street’: MH17 probe says nothing of Ukrainian government’s responsibility

The Dutch-led investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over a rebel-held Ukrainian region appears to be going “just one way” and ignores Kiev’s responsibility, aviation lawyer Heiko Van Schyndel told RT. Read Full Article at RT.c
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‘One-way street’: MH17 probe says nothing of Ukrainian government’s responsibility

The Dutch-led investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over a rebel-held Ukrainian region appears to be going “just one way” and ignores Kiev’s responsibility, aviation lawyer Heiko Van Schyndel told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

ISIS may turn its eyes to India after suffering defeats in Middle East – reports

Suffering defeats in the Middle East, Islamic State may now eye India, setting up underground cells in various states of the world’s second-largest country, a local intelligence agency has reportedly warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS may turn its eyes to India after suffering defeats in Middle East – reports

Suffering defeats in the Middle East, Islamic State may now eye India, setting up underground cells in various states of the world’s second-largest country, a local intelligence agency has reportedly warned. Read Full Article at RT.com

Downing of US drone a ‘clear message’ to Washington — Iran’s IRGC commander

The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards says the downing of a US drone over its territory was a “clear message” to Washington, proving Tehran will react strongly to any military aggression. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Downing of US drone a ‘clear message’ to Washington — Iran’s IRGC commander

The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards says the downing of a US drone over its territory was a “clear message” to Washington, proving Tehran will react strongly to any military aggression. Read Full Article at RT.com

EPC SUMMIT 2019

Dates:  Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019 Opening hours:  8AM Venue:  Malaysia Intern
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EPC SUMMIT 2019

Dates:  Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019 Opening hours:  8AM Venue:  Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre MITEC Location address:  Kompleks MITEC No. 8, Jalan Dutamas 2, Kuala Lumpur Country:  Malaysia Organizer:  PMCC CORPORATION Show URL:  pmcc-epcsummit.com Number of exhibitors:  250 Major exhibits:  You will experience a unique networking and media event with professional leaders from the EPC Project field from all over South East Asia. The EPC-SUMMIT™ is about sharing, learning and lookout for trends and how the future will be shaped with the current and new technology. We will include the sustainable development goals from UNGC and discuss what impact we can expect from it. And, regarding yourself, what will be your best leadership approach for the coming years with this industrial revolution and the new generations joining the project team. The talks and speeches you will witness will be given in PMCC BrainHuddle™ style for about 18 to 20 minutes with a 5 minutes Q&A. With that, we provide the best quality, a larger variety of topics and speakers and the essence of a topic within the shortest possible time. SUMMIT DAY 1 SCHEDULE We will start with registration at 08:00 am in the morning and the opening will be 09:00 am sharp. The first half day is spent on the overall view on the potential of the technology and tools in the industry. Industry 4.0, Sustainability and EPC Projects. IPMA Awards and IPMA competences for Project Management After lunch we will talk about Simulation tools either for specific trades or for the engineering of the project, e.g. BIM, Train Simulation, Project Management simulation (SimulTrain). SUMMIT DAY 2 SCHEDULE The day starts again at 08:00 am for coffee, networking and registration. 09:00 am we start with systems engineering and construction and discuss EPC topics where we look at engineering, procurement and construction and the complexity in combination. System Engineering, new technology Procurement, supply chain and asset management Project financing and project reporting Construction management In the afternoon we conclude the summit with the following topics: International teamwork, Project Management and Leadership How technology is changing our way of getting projects done. SUMMIT DAY 3 SCHEDULE To experience project management, best is to attend a project management simulation game. We offer an Oil & Gas EPC Project Simulation which can be experienced within a day where you work in a team of four at one computer through a project. The goal is to manage the project by assigning the right people to the tasks and achieve the best project performance metrics including risk management. You need to show leadership at your table to get the team working most efficiently. You need to attend phone calls, emails and decision making. The briefing starts 09:00am. Final debrief and nomination of the best team is about 16:30pm. The winners await fantastic prizes. Show banner:  We are proud to introduce the EPC-SUMMIT™ 2019, to gather though leaders, professionals and industry players in South East Asia. The summit is focused on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects and the rise of the fourth industrial revolution. We aim to address the following questions: (a) How is technology changing the landscape of EPC Projects in South East Asia? (b) Will risk factors change and what is the impact to the project contracts? (c) Can we benefit from the Internet of things in substantial and tough engineering projects? (d) What is the role of sustainability in EPC Projects? (e) Are we ready for Industry 4.0 and when is Industry 5.0 coming? (f) When & How the project manager and his leadership be replaced by AI? (g) How far along the 4th industrial revolution is our industry? (h) What challenges might we face with new technologies and how could we cope? (i) When is Industry 5.0 coming and what impactwould it haveon the EPC projects in Malaysia as well as in South East Asia? These are among the questions we will discuss and gain insights from distinguished speakers from the field and from the finest universities around the world. The two-day summit will give you answers to your questions including topics like BIM, AI, Internet or Things, BlockChain, and high-tech tools available in the market. The tech discussion is blended with procurement, leadership and sustainability topicsand a special Gala Dinner with IPMA AWARDS. On the third day, wewillconduct a Project Management Simulation to show the latest tools for experiential learning. Show Contact Title:  Project Management Programme Name:  Pronob Das Telephone:  (016) 5069807 E-mail:  yeesen@pmcc-corporation.com Mailing address:  Unit 611, 6th floor, Block C, Pusat Perdagangan Phileo Damansara 1, Jalan Damansara City / State / Province:  Petaling Jaya, Selangor Country:  Malaysia

Wire And Cable Show Philippines 2019

Dates:  Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 Venue:  SMX Exhibition and Convention Center Location address: 
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Wire And Cable Show Philippines 2019

Dates:  Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 Venue:  SMX Exhibition and Convention Center Location address:  Seashell Drive Mall of Asia Complex Pasay City Philippines Country:  Philippines Organizer:  Century Exhibition Group Show URL:  http://www.wirecableshow.com Major exhibits:  Wire and Cable: power cables, special cables, HV / EHV XLPE cable, new energy cables, solar / wind power cables , submarine cables, communication cables, fire-retardant wire and cable, etc.  Fiber optic cable: power cable, communications cable, outdoor cable, single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, Specialty optical fibers and components, fiber optic cable,, fiber optic patch panels, fiber optic transceivers, fiber optic adapters, media converter, network equipment, cabinets products, integrated wiring products; Electronic wire: the power cord, cable, audio video cable, data cable, magnet wire, sheathed cable, wiring harness; Cable Accessories: shrink cable accessories, heat shrinkable cable accessories, pre-branch cable accessories, cold joints, insulators, composite insulators, cable accessories, circuit security, high-voltage circuit breakers, surge arresters, isolating switches, connectors, tap boxes, power protection kits, protection, cable fittings, cable terminals, resistors, condenser bushing etc; Equipment and materials: a variety of cable manufacturing and finishing machinery, testing equipment, a variety of wire and cable materials. Electrical equipment, power-related products Show banner:  Wire&Cable Philippine Show 2019 which is the largest and most influential cable industry exhibition event in Philippine, and it covers a variety of cable technology, products and accessories. Philippine President, the Speaker, and various ministries sent a message for the exhibition each year. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Electronic Production Supply Federation, the Philippines, more than 10 trade unions and other packaging Philippine industry organizations support the exhibition. And it’s expected to have more than 150 exhibitors, and the exhibition will cover over 10,000 square meters. Expanding Footprints : The exhibition was conceptualized and organized in Vietnam for the very first time and now it has expanded its presence across major cities such as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Manila in Philippines and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. An indisputable leader in the wire and cable fair domain,the series show is also deemed the largest exhibition in southeast Asia. Show Contact Title:  Manager Name:  Tony Yang Telephone:  (+63) 0927 4620094 E-mail:  tony@wire-philippines.com Country:  Philippines

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