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Emirates inks strategic agreement with global tech giant, Huawei, at ATM

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Emirates has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, one of the world’s top tech brands, to further extend its existing partnership. The enhanced collaboration will allow both brands to build awareness to a wider audience in the Middle East and beyond.

The agreement was signed at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM) in Dubai by Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations – Far East at Emirates and Lu Geng, Vice President Middle East and Africa of Huawei Global Partnerships & Eco-Development, signalling the deepened strategic cooperation between Emirates and Huawei and mutual benefits in expanding their reach in China and Middle East and African markets, respectively. Also present at the signing ceremony was Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer and William Hu, Regional Business Development Director, Eco-Development Department, Huawei.

In addition to joint promotions designed to build brand awareness for Emirates and Huawei in the other’s home markets, the partnership will also encompass the launch of customer-centric initiatives including enhanced and engaging experiences for Huawei smart phone users while booking tickets and making travel plans on the Emirates app, available on the AppGallery – Huawei’s official distribution platform and one of the top three global app marketplaces in the world, with more than 530 million active monthly users. The joint cooperation will also see Emirates providing support for the Huawei search engine, Petal Search, on smart devices in the MEA region.

For Emirates, the integration into Huawei’s ecosystem will allow the airline to tap into a wider target audience and Huawei phone users, especially in the Chinese marketplace which has been regarded as one of the key strategic markets for Emirates worldwide.

This move was built on the successful collaboration of the two brands established in early 2020, when the Emirates app was made available on Huawei’s smart phone devices on its AppGallery, bringing users a richer and more engaging range of functions conveniently to their fingertips. The collaboration was further expanded in September 2020 with enhancements that allowed quicker bookings and other tailored functionalities that customised the mobile experience.

The MoU signed today also involves further development of the Emirates Mobile App on AppGallery. To date, the Emirates app has had more than 1 million installs from AppGallery. The AppGallery is also attracting an increasing numbers of developers with 2.3 million currently registered, a 77% increase from last year. As of March 2021, there were more than 70,000 registered developers in the Middle East and Africa region.

As part of its proposition to consumers, the airline strives to elevate its digital customer experience by leveraging cutting-edge technology, making the Emirates app a useful travel companion that ensures a seamless customer journey on the go. The Emirates app provides easy access to a range services and functions from flight search and ticket booking, to check-in, seat and meal selection, as well as Skywards account information. Innovative functions of the Emirates app also include ice playlist creation and syncing to aircraft seats prior to travel and the Airport Wayfinder for directions at Emirates’ hub, Dubai International Airport.



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ICC’s Oceanfront Galle completed on time amidst Covid-19 restrictions

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Oceanfront Galle structure constructions have been completed on time, amidst the restrictions imposed by the authorities to contain COVID 19 pandemic. Nevertheless, ICC has taken initiatives to apply for COC in the beginning of June 2021.

The home owners and potential investors were invited to inspect on the construction progress of Oceanfront condominiums in Galle while experiencing the beautiful sunset by the Galle coast. ICC has conceptualized OFC Galle to have a view of the clear ocean from all possible angles featuring a fully equipped gym, a double floored spa and “Sunset” restaurant with beautiful views of the ocean.

Allowing investors to seamlessly enjoy the returns of OFC, ICC has introduced an all-inclusive rental management system which offers end-to-end solutions.

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Major-value stocks decline,three companies prop up ASPI

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne

Stock trading activities in the Colombo Stock Exchange(CSE) was subdued throughout yesterday as all major value-stocks declined in prices. Three companies; namely LOLC Development Finance (NIFL) Carsons and Bukit Darah kept the All Share Price Index positive, stock market analysts said.

Hence both indices showed mixed reactions. All Share Price Index was up by 16.98 points up and S&P SL20 down by 40.86 points. Turnover stood at Rs 1.94 billion with a single crossing. The crossing took place in HNB (Non Voting), which crossed 330,000 shares to the tune of Rs 36.3 million and its share price traded at Rs 110.

In the retail market top five companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were Expolanka Rs 247 million (4.9 million shares traded), Bukit Darah Rs 156.7 million (450,500 shares traded), LOLC Rs 145.5 million (365,000 shares traded), Browns Investments Rs 128.5 million (21 million shares traded) and HNB (Non Voting) Rs 109.3 million (993,000 shares traded).

When Bukit Darah share price appreciated by 25 percent or Rs 51.25 from its initial trading price of Rs 279.50 to Rs 355, its holding company Carson Plc  share price also appreciated in parallel to its. Carsons Plc share price appreciated by 18 percent or Rs 52. Its share price started trading at Rs 293 and at the end of the day it shot upto Rs 345.

Further, NIFL being a low float company its share price increased by 25 percent or Rs 51.25. Its share price started trading at Rs 205 and at the end of the day it moved to Rs 256.25. These companies positively contributed 75 points to the All Share Price Index. Carsons contributed 28 points, Bukit Darah 28 points and NIFL 19 points to the All Share Price Index.

NIFL or LOLC Development Finance Company  has emerged as the most valuable finance company in terms of market capitalization. During the last seven sessions it’s share price appreciated by 261 percent or 3.6 times. The share price staryed trading at Rs 71 seven days ago and today it has moved up to Rs 256.25.

 

 

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People’s Bank Dankotuwa branch moves to new premises

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Opening of the People’s Bank Dankotuwa Branch at the new location which offers added convenience to its customers

 

People’s Bank Dankotuwa Branch moved to a new location recently. The opening ceremony of the new premises was attended by People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager Ranjith Kodituwakku.

The new spacious premises offers added convenience to customers along with a full range of services backed by the latest digital banking technology.

People’s Bank Deputy General Manager (Recoveries) Lionel Galagedara, Regional Manager(Puttalam) K.A.A.S Peiris, Assistant Regional Manager S.A.M.L Sirimanne, Dankotuwa Branch Manager D.M Liyanage, customers, also participated at the event.

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