DomaCom Annual Update 2016; IPO Raised $7.33M, Approved By Lonsec & Wins Innovator Award

DomaCom is a listed “FinTech” company that has just completed an IPO which raised $7.33 million which will result in a listed market capitalisation of approximately $80 million. DomaCom had a successful 2016 with achievements including;

  • DomaCom Fund approved by major fund research group Lonsec allowing it to market to the wider IFA market.
  • One of Australia’s largest SMSF platforms, AMP’s SuperConcept,s integrates with DomaCom.
  • DomaCom wins Innovator Award in the CoreData SMSF Service Provider Awards 2016.

Long Pipes Annual Update 2016; $3M for Funding, Share Price Increase of 230% & Multiple Awards

Long Pipes are an innovative, original Australian company, which is developing state-of-the-art technology that is capable of producing seamless composite pipeline without a joint for 1 km. This material in which Long Pipes has created is 10 times stronger and lighter than steel, transporting fluid such as oil, gas and water. A “World’s first” known as The Fluid Highway™.

Their achievements are as follows below:

  • Long Pipes has already seen $3M for funding inflection, along with a share price increase of 230% so far.
  • World’s first continuous pipe, tested, installed, in network, for Harvey Water, 140kms south of Perth.
  • November 2nd, 2016- Long Pipes Fluid Highway was awarded:-
  • People’s Choice Award, with an audience of 220 people including representatives from the Australian Government, the UK Government, Investment institutions, banks and private investors.
  • The Energy Resources Award, from the Oil, Gas, Coal and Uranium Industry; was awarded by the General Manager, Jill Stejduhar, from National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).

ISG Securities Annual Update 2016; Short Turnover Investment Horizons & Project Value Over $179M

ISG Securities Pty Ltd, accomplished many achievements throughout the course of 2016.

  • The company was able to acquire a financial service license that allows for greater distribution.
  • Along with creating a “world first” market for product innovations.
  • A unique perk in that ISG offers to investors is  “short turn over investment horizons” starting at anywhere from 12-24 months, with having previously returned 20%+ per annum to their investors, their total project value to date is over $179M.
  • ISG’s most current project is focused around high demand for residential projects, in what have been considered “property hotspots” mainly based in South East Queensland.

Arthritis Relief Plus Annual Update 2016; US FDA Compliance Completed, Australian Government Support & First Commercial Batch in US

Arthritis Relief Plus Ltd (ARP) attained countless achievements during 2016.

  • The company managed to complete US FDA compliance, securing an OTC topical drug status/ classification for 4Jointz.
  • With also securing Australian Government support in the first cohort at the Rocketspace LandingPad in San Francisco.
  • ARP also were awarded the Queensland Government Ignite grant, with commencing production of the first commercial batch of 4 Jointz in the USA.
  • ARP also received to its advantage, national and regional broadcasting news coverage of its product throughout Australia.
  • Finally, ARP secured a new investment offer which opened to fund the USA market growth and prepare for the global market partnering/licensing activities.

Author-It Annual Update 2016; NZ$10M Raised & Platform Expansion

Author-it, the leading content management software company serving the Life Sciences industry indicated another successful year.

  • In August 2016, the Company completed a Series C funding totaling $10m NZ.
  • The company successfully signed and added a series of Global 50 “Pharma” or Life Sciences companies as new customers, adding to Author-it’s compelling customer list.
  • Author-it continues to expand its unique platform and SaaS service capabilities with strong market reception.

As it looks forward to the upcoming year, Author-it sees another strong year ahead.

Keystone Capital Annual Update 2016; Membership Growth, FUM Increased & Returns of more than 9.0% to Investors

Keystone Capital Pty Ltd is an Australian Financial Services Licenses fund manager that specialises in the origination and management of loan investment opportunities secured by mortgages over real real property assets across Australia. During 2016 Keystone Capital had many highlights:

  • Receiving their retail authorisation on their AFSL and issued a new PDS for the KC Select Income Fund. This fund is now open to all investors, no longer just wholesale investors.
  • There was also a growth in membership and funds under management of the KC Select Income Fund has been approximately 50% year over year.
  • With their KC Select Income Fund, KC has been able to achieve target returns to investors of more than 9.0% (on 1st mortgage investments) throughout the year. KC has managed to maintain their record of absolutely no loss of investor principal or income since inception during 2013.

Keyston are proud to announce that they are preparing for the launch of their new fund, the KC Diversified Income Fund which will start in February 2017.

miiGroup Annual Update 2016; Improved Advisory Board & Fresh Interface

For miiGroup they have explained that 2016 “whizzed by” with their company going through several iterations, and a sophisticated development sprint with a restructure of miiGroup Ltd. miiGroup now offers the “world’s first verified’ collaborative compliance tool. From their community feedback, they were able to divide the platforms into two: an enterprise level of compliance tool (iComplii), and a smart personal digital filing cabinet (miiFile). Their achievements for 2016 are listed below:

  • During their 3rd quarter of last year, they selected the advisory board that includes Brad Birchall (formerly of Seek, Telstra & Seera) and Raz Chorey (formally of CXC Global, Rimon Adivsory & Investments).
  • The decision to remove the individuals’ profiles form the compliance platform has resulted in a “fresh and user friendly” interface, which is so simple for even the least tech-savvy individuals. miiFile has estimated availability for the public during early January 2017.

In addition to their 2016 tech achievements, miiGroup have been successfully generating revenue through their second platform along with completing their first audit, and during their last quarter miiGroup worked closely with their new advisory board to initiate a small capital raise, which successfully reached minimum subscription within 3 days.miiGroup hopes from January with their soft launch of miiFIle, they will place themselves in the position to renew focus to sales channels in which ultimately will increase both users and revenue.

ThinCats Annual Update 2016; Seed Capital Raising Oversubscribed by 29% & Australian Financial Series Licence Secured

ThinCats Australia (TCA) is Australia’s first Peer to Business (P2B) platform for secured business loans to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Their platform allows for wholesale investors willing to lend fractionally to corporate borrowers through an online marketplace for loans. Key successes for TCA during 2016 include:

  • A successful post seed capital raising, oversubscribed by 29%, securing their own Australian Financial Series Licence, welcoming a number of high profile investors to their advisory board, strengthening our management team, increasing product range, growing business referral network, process efficiencies through new technology, automation and embarking on a sophisticated marketing strategy to enable significant growth for 2017.
  • ThinCats have invited wholesale investors to register for free membership on the ThinCats Australia platform.

Sun Strategies Australia Trust Annual Update 2016; US$1M Grants, Teo Endorsements & Successful Series of Credential Tests

Sun Strategies Australia Trust is a private hands on commercial investment company with a high capital gains formula in which allows it to buy at the growth ready point which then allows room for big fish in small ponds with global capabilities. One of their companies, NG1 Technologies Inc, saves fuel, reduces emissions and had fantastic 2016 achievements:

  • With successfully completing a series of credential tests which validate its fuel saving capabilities.
  • Taking a win of US$1 million grants from the US Department of Energy (sponsored by UPS), securing two endorsements one from  US BNSF Logistics which has 300,000 affiliated Trucks with the US and another with Grey Line Coaches which has 130,000 coaches worldwide.

Sun Strategies Trust has also, Quicker Support, preparing to launch its new specialist business in the Labor hire industry which will be based in Sydney, Australia. Quicker Support is hoping to have opened by Q2 2017 in Australia and eventually venture out to the US in Q4 2017.

Aeeris Annual Update 2016; New Corporate Customers & More Productive Business Model

Aeeris Limited is focused on providing enterprise and government customers with intelligence which enables them to manage and protect assets, operational risks and human resources. The company had a very positive end to 2016 following their substantial progress as provided below:

  • Signing up new corporate customers to their geospatial data systems and severe weather alerts platforms.
  • Aeeris also introduced new customers which included a number of local governments, water authorities, insurance companies and property managers. These clients are able to view their value through premium data and world-leading software applications in relation to tracking, monitoring, protecting staff, customers and the general public.
  • Revamped their operations, resulting in a “more” powerful, profitable and productive business model.

The company agrees, that after a year of “heavy investment in technology and marketing activities” they are focused on financial gains for 2017. Aeeris Limited continues to develop ground-breaking, high-margin systems in a unique global market niche.

Real Estate Your Way Annual Update 2016; Mobile Friendly Website Upgrade, Participated in Westpac’s “Businesses of Tomorrow” & Discussions with Investors Continue

Real Estate Your Way is a prominent “digital disruptor” property advertising website that is at the leading edge of a new trend in real estate advertising within Australia. Real Estate Your Way had a many achievements and had made substantial progress during 2016:

  • During 2016, the company launched their mobile friendly website upgrade with a smart new front end, which has increased functionality and property listing features.
  • Real Estate Your Way, also participated in Westpac’s “Businesses of Tomorrow” scheme which if successful will provide valuable and professional services and mentoring support.
  • This company was also able to have some discussion with several highly credible and potential investors including ASX listed entities. Although no deals have been signed yet, Real Estate Your Way is hopeful and discussions are ongoing.

Dysrupt Labs Annual Update 2016; $3M Raised, JV with Realworld Capital & Indicative 2017 Seed Fund

Dysrupt Labs is a private company commercialising collective intelligence. Collective intelligence emerges from the collaboration and opinions of a group individuals; essentially forecasts that are 30-80% more accurate than traditional forecasting methods. Dysrupt Labs had many achievements during 2016 as seen below:

  • During 2016, Dysrupt Labs, raised A$3 million.
  • With being one of the “World’s First” collective intelligence hedge funds, leveraging speed and accuracy forecasting advantages, through a joint venture with London and Zurich based Realworld Capital, with a successful trial ongoing.
  • An indicative 2017 seed fund of £300m.
  • The November launch of our private SaaS offer, with launch clients including the British Government, a major banking and insurance company with an estimated $2m sales pipleine for 2017.
  • Almanis during November, had its annual anniversary and upgrade; Almanis is a global public platform forecasting site focusing on geopolitics, economics and finance. With 50,000 forecasts and an 94.5% accuracy rate from more than 1600+ forecasters within their first year.

Leaf Resources Annual Update 2016; Collaboration with Novozymes, Multiple MOU and Projet Agreements & Over $4m in Placements

In today’s society consumers needs are shaping for demand of “greener and more natural products”, which can been seen throughout almost every industry. Leaf Resources Limited, does exactly what society is demanding… focusing on the production of making sustainable products from plant biomass. The commercialisation of Leaf’s proprietary, the GlycellTM  process was significantly enhanced throughout 2016 with the following advancements :

  • Leaf Resources collaborated with Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of enzymes.
  • Started 5 project agreements with Claeris LLC of Texas, a world-class renewable project developer.
  • MOU with agencies of the Malaysian federal government to advance the development of the GlycellTM process facility in Malaysia.
  • Leaf Resources during 2016, were named #4 in “Hottest Emerging Company” in the Bioeconomy in November, San Francisco.
  • Finally, raising over $4 million in placements.

Altech Chemicals Annual Update 2016; Funding Secured for HPA Project, 30 Year Mining Proposal Signed & Agreement with Mitsubishi

Altech Chemicals Limited is aiming to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of 99.99% high purity alumina (HPA). Throughout 2016 Altech Chemicals had many achievements shared below:

  • The company has secured the funding for its HPA project with US$70m to be exclusively provided by German Bank KfW.

  • The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) detailed designed by M+W Group is well underway, guided by Altech’s Malaysian site office.

  • At Meckering site, Western Australia, Altech’s mining lease was granted following a landowner settlement. A 30 year mining proposal was signed and submitted to the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

Finally, an agreement was signed with Mitsubishi for 100% of Altech’s HPA production for the first 10 years.

8i Appoints New CEO, Hints at Holographic Telepresence Research in Seattle

11th January 2017, UploadVR By Joe Durbin

8i is one of the most intriguing virtual reality companies operating today, but for the past several months it has also been one of the most quiet. The New Zealend-based company is working to pioneer new methodologies for creating volumetrically captured, photorealistic holographic humans. Today, the company peeking its head above water just long enough to announce its plans for the new year and to tease us once again with the promise of powerful future technology.

In a series of blog posts published today, 8i stormed the Internet with several corporate updates. The first, and perhaps most significant is the appointment of Steve Raymond as the company’s new CEO. According to a post published by 8i co-founder Linc Gasking.

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Texus Fibre Eyes $2.9b Face Mask Market in Asia

22nd December 2016, Stuff NZ

A Kiwi company has secured a deal it hopes will unlock a lucrative $2.9 billion Asian healthcare market.

Texus Fibre uses natural wool to develop ‘functional materials’ – meaning they do something clever scientifically.

On Thursday it announced an investment and distribution deal with Auckland firm Healthy Breath Limited (HBL) for Texus’ wool-based air filter to be used in face masks marketed to city-dwellers in Asia.

Helix Filters harness and enhance wool’s natural toxin remove properties to stay drier and work for longer, Texus ceo Nick Davenport said, making it easier for people to breath in the masks and making them more effective at blocking out pollution.

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Long Pipes Closing $2M Capital Raise as Part of its $20M Expansion Program

With today’s ever changing and updating technology everyone is always chasing the “latest and greatest”, even better when it is cost efficient and claims to decrease climate change. Long Pipes is an innovative, original Australian company, which is developing state-of-the-art technology that is capable of producing a seamless continuous composite pipeline without a joint for 1,000kms. This material in which Long Pipes has created is 10 times stronger and lighter than steel, transporting fluid such as oil, gas and water. A “World’s first” known as The Fluid Highway™.

Their achievements are as follows below:

  • Long Pipes has already seen $3M for funding inflection, along with a share price increase of 230% so far.
  • Long Pipes has achieved some outstanding results in a revolution to change what already exists within the market. Already completing their exploration phase.
  • World’s first continuous pipe, tested, installed, in network, for Harvey Water, 140kms south of Perth.
  • November 2nd, 2016- Long Pipes Fluid Highway was awarded:-
  • People’s Choice Award, with an audience of 220 people including representatives from the Australian Government, the UK Government, Investment institutions, banks and private investors.
  • The Energy Resources Award, from the Oil, Gas, Coal and Uranium Industry; was awarded by the General Manager, Jill Stejduhar, from National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).

The Fluid Highway™ is a stand out from other companies in the market because of its unique value: being strong, flexible, designed to withstand extreme corrosion, erosion, temperature variations and pressures up to 130 Bar. The company, Long Pipes, is hoping to look into and open opportunities related to the Geo Thermal market, where it is expected to hold an advantage in providing up to 30% of the world’s power by 2030-2050. Based off the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change review that will deliver the first pipe for Indonesia expected during the first quarter of 2017. There are many projects in discussion for Pipe Lines, with the company looking for full funds of $20M that will allow the company to transform the many proposals and projects in front of them. If all goes well, hoping for full funding and development, Long Pipes would provide more than $1B in less than 5 years. Long Pipes trust that they have the potential to substantially impact the ever-increasing worry of climate change with their original technology.

ISG Financial Services Offering Unique and Exclusive Assistance

They like to be a little unique but I mean who doesn’t? With a history that follows from early adoption of new technologies, processes and the way in which they deliver. ISG Financial Services holds an Australian Financial Service License (“AFSL”). ISG Securities have over 50 years of experience in investment management, funds management, investment banking and capital raising- quote “our research team are always searching for the best”. This testimonial is upheld by the people in whom they work with, for example Award Winning developers that provide to investors with project based opportunities.

The achievements that ISG have accomplished so far can be seen as follows;

  • They have acquired a financial service license that allows for greater distribution.
  • Have created “world first” market for product innovations.
  • A distinct benefit that ISG offers to investors is  “short turn over investment horizons” starting at anywhere from 12-24 months, with having previously returned 20%+ per annum to their investors*.
  • Their total project value is over $179M to date.

ISG most current projects are placing high demand for residential projects, in what have been considered “property hotspots” mainly based in South East Queensland. ISG has designed a fantastic business around making it easier for clients to co ordinate, consolidate and feel empowered about their financial goals and future. ISG Financial Services offer industry leading board members who possess a wealth of experience and resources… what are you waiting for!

* Returns are not guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future performance.

Patrick Grove, Entrepreneur and Catcha Group Co-Founder Saying “JUST DO IT”.

  • His net worth now exceeds S$600 million.
  • Wasn’t all smooth sailing… tells Grove with years of endurance and of course losses and a whole lot of persistence, this is why he is where he is today.

Mr Grove explains that his mother never encouraged his ‘dream’ of becoming an entrepreneur…wanting him to be “a doctor, lawyer or banker” although none of those career paths where ever an option. In 1999, he invested a bulk of his savings… S$100,000 to be exact to start Catcha.com, and Internet search engine for South-east Asia, which gained traction to become a leading portal in the region. Just as Catcha.com was about to flourish for its initial public offering in Singapore estimated to raise over S$50 million, the dotcom bubble burst in 2000, forcing it to “abort its listing plans”.

Mr Grove states “The initial business lost about S$20 million over eight years. We had to cut costs, grow revenues and used creativity to keep the business alive. When I look at my entrepreneurial journey, we lost money for eight years. You can’t pay yourself a bonus or salary. It was embarrassing to tell people what you do. But we kept going,”

Mr Gove and his team were constantly seeking funds from investors to keep the company running. In 2006, Mr Grove set up iProperty Group through Catcha, with the real estate portal making its debut on the Australian Stock Exchange the following year.

The IPO shot Mr Grove to further success, now being the owner of a string of sizable businesses, some of them being listed on stock markets across the region. Along with media impresario Rupert Murdoch Group announced they would buy up the rest of the Malaysia-based iProperty in which already had a stake- for A$578 million.

Wise words from the man himself, Mr Grove, “My advice for entrepreneurs is to JUST DO IT. Always have a mindset that whatever it takes to get there, get it done. No excuses… You just have to put the fears aside and just do it. Everyone has an idea, but very few of them do something about it. Just take action and do not worry about what other people think. If you are really passionate about doing something, just do it. Stop thinking and just do it.”

Catcha Group had an amazing year during 2016 along with making some tremendous achievements as follows:

  • Iflix became one of the fastest growing Internet companies in the region.
  • Frontier Digital Ventures made their debut on the ASX (our fifth IPO!) and made news globally.
  • iCar Asia raised new capital, appointed a new CEO to position itself for its next stage of growth.
  • REV Asia is growing in strength, dominating the Malay and Chinese market in Malaysia.
  • Wild Digital 2016 was an amazing event, with phenomenal growth in attendees (including the Malaysian PM).

Proteomics International Raises $1.44 Placement and Now Offering a Share Purchase Plan

2nd December 2016, ASX Announcement

  • Proteomics International is a specialist innovation-driven medical technology company based in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Focused on the area of proteomics- the industrial scale study of the structure and functions of proteins.
  • Established in 2001, providing services to groups throughout the Indo-Asian region. They consider themselves and are recognised as global leaders in their field of work.

Medtech company, Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL), is pleased to announce it has finalised the first phase of a targeted capital raising by placement of 6m shares at $0.24 to raise $1.44m. The oversubscribed “Placement” raised $1.44 million with the support from existing and new sophisticated investors.

The Placement received strong support overall from existing and new sophisticated investors and was significantly over-subscribed. The Placement was priced at $0.24 per share, with a discount of 12.7% to the last sale price. Proteomics also announced a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) to existing shareholders to raise $480, 000 at $0.24 per share. With K S Capital Pty Ltd acting as a Lead Manager to the Placement.

PILL recently announced important developments in both its areas of operation, Diagnostics and Analytical Services. The Board considered that these activities could be enhanced by an injection of capital.

The funds will therefore be used to contribute support to:

  1. The commercialisation and product development of PILLS’s flagship diagnostic product, PromarkerD, a breakthrough predictive test for diabetic kidney disease; and
  2. The roll-out of PILL’s new analytical testing services, in conjunction with Linear Clinical Research, for the fast-growing clinical trials market.

From the Placement, $500,000 has been allocated to each area, with the balance for working capital. Funds raised under the SPP will be distributed equally between the areas of diagnostics, analytical services and working capital. By fast-tracking its programs PILL seeks to bring forward its potential commercialisation deals for PromarkerD, and to expand sales from analytical services. Both areas continue to push the company towards cash-flow and positive operations.

Altech Creates Mining Proposal Along with Closing their Mine Plan for Meckering, Western Australia

2nd December 2016, ASX Announcement

Altech Chemicals Limited is proud to announce further to its announcement back in May 2016 that the grant on mining lease at Meckering, Western Australia. Altech has now submitted a mining proposal (MP) and mine closure plan (MCP) to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). This inquest marks the next phase of development for the Company’s proposed Meckering kaolin mine, which will provide feedstock for its proposed Malaysian high purity alumina (HPA) plant.

Altech Chemicals Limited is aiming to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of 99.99% HPA. HPA is a high-value, high margin and highly demanded product as it is a crucial component required for the production of artificial sapphire. This type of product is used for the manufacturing of and for LED lights, semiconductor wafers used in the electronics industry, and scratch-resistant artificial sapphire glass which is used for wristwatch faces, optical windows and the ever-growing consumption for smartphone components. There is no substitute for this product, being HPA.

Global HPA demand is approximately 25,315pa (2016) with the demand growing at an annual rate of 16.7% (2016-2017), this growth is driven by the growth of the worldwide adoption of LEDs. As LED products are energy efficient, longer lasting and lower operating cost form of lighting, LED lighting is essentially replacing old traditional methods.

Altech managing director Mr Iggy Tan said, “The Company is delighted to have rapidly progressed to the next stage of development at Meckering, with the submission of a mining proposal and an associated mine closure plan in preparation for mine development in 2017. “The submission marks another important step in the development of the Company’s HPA project”, Mr Tan concluded.

Real Estate Investar CEO Interview

Real Estate Investar (ASX:REV) is a leading provider of integrated services to property investors to assist in the identification, analysis, acquisition, tracking and accounting of investment property. With over 190,000 investors accessing free online member services, and over 2,800 paying subscribers utilising its platform to build and manage their portfolios, Real Estate Investar helps investors generate wealth through property investment.

By providing an end‐to‐end online solution Real Estate Investar generates recurring subscription revenues as well as a number of transaction based revenues from services including mortgage broking and investment property sales.

Please listen to Mr Clint Greaves, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate Investar below.

ThinCats Appoints Jill Sandford & Damon Walford New Board of Directors Members

21st December 2016 – Crowdfund Insider

By Samantha Hurst

Peer-to-peer lender ThinCats announced on Wednesday it appointed Jill Sandford and Damon Walford to the board of directors. According to the lender, both Sandford and Walford will be responsible for driving business growth, with a specific focus on originating loans and broadening the platform’s network of sponsors across the UK.

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Bulletproof FY17 Forecast Results & Guidance

22 December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Bulletproof Group provides forecast results for the half year ended 31 December 2016 and confirms profit guidance for the full year ended 30 June 2017.

FY17 Full Year Results Guidance

  • Underlying1 profit guidance is re-affirmed, with EBITDA c.$6.0m, and EBIT of c.$1.5m
  • Second half FY17 strong underlying1 profitability turn-around is driven by restructuring and cost savings implemented in the first half of FY17
  • Full year revenues are expected to be c.$54.0m, up 14% on FY16, down 10% on previous guidance, resulting from reduced sales bookings, with the last six months focused on improving profitability

H1 FY17 Results Forecast

  • Half year revenue is forecast to be c.$24m, up 11% on 1H FY16, with growth affected by customer-side project delays and lower than expected sales bookings
  • Underlying1 EBITDA is forecast to be a loss of c.($0.5m), and EBIT a loss of c.($2.8m), as integration, consolidation and cost reductions take time to translate into bottom line results
  • Write down of c.$3.6m of capitalised product development costs, as part of re-structure and re-focus of the business

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Charter Hall Increases Group FUM by $700m

21st December 2016 –  ASX Announcement

Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) today announced that, subject to Audit review and approval by the CHC and other responsible entity Boards of the 1HFY17 financial statements, net revaluations exceeding $700m across its funds management platform are expected, resulting from predominantly independently assessed valuation gains net of capex. This $700 million increase in FUM represents 4% growth over the $17.5 billion FUM portfolio as at 30 June 2016. This FUM increase excludes the impact of on-going development expenditure and net acquisitions.

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Thinxtra Partners with UTS to Boost IoT Innovation

20 December 2016 – IoT Hub, Thinxtra, UTS team up to boost IoT innovation

By Peter Gutierrez 

Australian IoT network operator Thinxtra has partnered up with the University of Technology, Sydney, to help accelerate innovation and development of IoT solutions.

This partnership will provide UTS with free access to the Sigfox IoT global network, as part of Thinxtra’s Smart University Partnership Program.

UTS is one of the first five universities in the A/NZ region to sign up to Thinxtra’s initiative, which aims to accelerate the tertiary sector’s contribution to the development of IoT solutions in a number of areas, including smart cities, industrial IoT and agriculture.

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GS Holdings Signs a Lease with Changi Airport Group

17th December 2016 – The Strait Times

GS Holdings, a centralised commercial dishwashing firm, has signed a lease with Changi Airport Group.

The rented facility will allow the firm to provide centralised dishwashing services at Changi Airport to service the food and beverage outlets and the multi-storey Jewel Changi Airport complex.

The tenure is for five years, with an additional five-year option.

GS Holdings will finance the lease and outfitting of the site through internal funds and resources.

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Aeeris Market Update: New Customers & Contracts Signed, Cost Reduction Complete & Cash Burn Reduced

20th December 2016 – ASX Release

Highlights:

Aeeris is pleased to report improved operating and financial performance following a strategic review by the board in October and November.

The company is ending the year on a positive note as a consequence of:

  • Substantially reducing operating costs;
  • Improved internal business processes and efficiencies;
  • New customers being switched on;
  • Strong Pipeline of opportunities with blue chip customers; and
  • Improved pricing and margins.

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TFS Executes 10 Year Contract with WA Forest Products Commission

19th December 2016 – ASX Release

TFS Corporation Ltd (ASX: TFC), the world’s largest owner and manager of commercial Indian sandalwood plantations, today announced the execution of a ten-year contract with the West Australian Forest Products Commission for the supply of Australian Sandalwood.

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Folkestone Education Trust Update – December 2016

19th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

  • DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE
  • INCREASE IN DEBT FACILITIES LIMIT
  • PROPERTY PORTFOLIO
  • DISTRIBUTIONS

Folkestone Investment Management Limited (“FIML”) as Responsible Entity of Folkestone Education Trust (“FET or Trust”) (ASX:FET) is pleased to provide Unitholders with an update regarding the Trust’s recent activities.

DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE

Since 30 June 2016, FET has continued to expand its development pipeline with a further 5 sites of which 2 are settled, 2 are contracted and 1 is under exclusive arrangement. The new transactions are consistent with FET’s demographic, population growth and land value based strategy, together with FET’s “best site, best operator and best lease” objectives.

These developments will add approximately $27 million in “upon completion” value to the development pipeline. The expected total “upon completion” value of the development pipeline (22 sites) as at 31 December 2016 is approximately $122 million. One development site (Camberwell, Victoria) has been completed since 30 June 2016 with a completion value of $9.3 million.

INCREASE IN DEBT FACILITIES LIMIT

FET has increased the facility limits of its bilateral facilities by $40 million to $267 million. The facilities are currently drawn to $218 million resulting in $49 million remaining undrawn and available to fund FET’s development pipeline. The increase in facilities was provided equally by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on the same terms as the existing facilities.

Since 30 June 2016, further debt of $25 million has been drawn and some additional hedging positions ($10 million at a rate of 1.85 per cent) have been put in place for FY17 and FY18. FET has now hedged 63 per cent of its drawn debt for the remainder of FY17 and on average has now hedged 49 per cent of drawn debt through to June 2021.

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Proteomics International (ASX: PIQ) Diabetic Kidney Disease Test Granted Patent in Russia

19th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Medtech company Proteomics International Laboratories (PILL) has been granted a patent in the Russian Federation for the company’s breakthrough diagnostic and prognostic test for diabetic kidney disease, “PromarkerD”.

By country, the Russian Federation has the fifth largest number of adults with diabetes (16.6 million) behind China, India, USA and Brazil, resulting in an estimated USD 14 billion in diabetes related health expenditures.

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Significant Advance in Development of Actinogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug

19th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

  • Xanamem™ human research data accepted for publication in major medical journal
  • Xanamem™ specifically designed to inhibit excess cortisol production in the brain
  • Excess cortisol in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Xanamem™ being trialled in Alzheimer’s disease to confirm earlier treatment success

In significant advance in the development of Xanamem™, Actinogen Medical Ltd (ASX: ACW) in pleased to announce that their human research data on Xanamem™ has been accepted for publication in the prestigious pee-reviewed medical journal – the British Journal of Pharmacology. The paper: Selection and early clinical evaluation of the brain-penetrant 11β-hydroxysteriod dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) inhibitor UE2343 (Xanamem™) will be available online early in the new year.

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Universal Biosenors Acquires Hemostasis Reference Laboratory

19th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Universal Biosensors Inc (ASX: UBI) has announced that its wholly-owned Canadian operating subsidiary has signed an agreement with LifeLabs LP (LifeLabs) to acquire the assets of LifeLabs’ Hemostasis Reference Laboratory business (HRL) in preparation for future increased production requirements of Siemens’ Xprecia Stride™ test strips.

The HRL business has provided high-quality coagulation testing and calibration services to international customers for more than 20 years, including 5 years of services for UBI. HRL has one of the most diverse offerings of specialised coagulation services in the world.

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Tesserent Completes Sale of Education-Focused IP for $3.8M in Cash & Shares

16th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Tesserent Ltd (ASX: TNT), a specialist in managed cyber security, is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale sale of Sonar/MyNet IP to Family Zone Cyber Safety Ltd (ASX: FZO) for $3.8m, consisting of $3.5m cash and $0.3m in FZO shares.

Substantial cash injection of $3.5m allows Tesserent to optimise market opportunities by making investments in its managed security service platform.

Tesserent continues to sell and support Sonar/MyNet in Australia and New Zealand.

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Thinxtra and Sigfox to Launch Internet of Things Network in Hong Kong

15th December 2016 – Yahoo News

Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Thinxtra, the Sigfox Operator in Australia and New Zealand, today announced an agreement to roll-out Sigfox’ IoT network in Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) in 2017.

The Hong Kong SAR Government has addressed the importance of IoT in its agenda. The 2014 Digital 21 (the blueprint for Information Technology and Communications (ICT) development) has recognized IoT as one of the latest technologies Hong Kong should adopt and champion, and the 2015 Policy Address introduced a new initiative “Energizing Kowloon East” aiming to carry out a pilot study in that district to examine the feasibility of developing a Smart City.

The IoT space opens up new and exciting opportunities by connecting the physical world to the Internet. In just five years, the company has built a global wireless network that provides a simple, efficient connectivity solution, enabling devices to connect to the cloud at ultra low-cost and using minimal energy. Sigfox’s network is now present in 28 countries and on track to be in 60 by 2018, which will represent over 80% of the world’s growth domestic product.

Vinomofo Opens its First Pop-Up Store & Warehouse in Melbourne

15th December 2016 – Smart Company, Why Vinomofo plans to get physical this Christmas, By Dominic Powell

Online wine retailer Vinomofo will be delving into the world of bricks-and-mortar for the first time with the launch of a Melbourne pop-up store to open just before Christmas.

Running from December 22 to 24, Vinomofo’s store will be based in the company’s newly opened Port Melbourne warehouse and will showcase some of the wines the company has on offer.

Vinomofo co-founder Justin Dry told SmartCompany the pop-up was intended to promote the company’s first own warehouse while also connecting more with customers.

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YPB Signs Strategic Partnership with Leading USA Packaging Company

16th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • L&E is one of the world’s leading packaging design and manufacturing group, supplying more than a billion units globally per annum for world leading brands
  • MOU signed for joint development of YPB’s solutions for the L&E customer base

Brand protection and customer engagement solutions company YPB Group Ltd (ASX: YPB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with one of the world’s top packaging companies L&E International Group (L&E).

The agreement engages YPB’s Brand Protection and Customer Engagement offering for L&E’s existing and future customer base.

Founded in 1993, L&E International Group is headquartered in New York, USA, and was one of the first packaging companies to offer a complete solution from design through to construction and delivery.

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PromarkerD Shows Improved Predictive Ability & Robustness

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX: PIQ) is pleased to provide an update on its clinical studies for PromarkerD, the company’s breakthrough test for the prediction of diabetic kidney disease.

Highlights:

  • PromarkerD predicts diabetic kidney disease across all major clinical definitions of rapid decline in kidney function
  • Predictive ability improved – PromarkerD correctly predicted 61-97% of individuals who went on to have a clinically significant decline in kidney function within four years
  • Inter-laboratory study shows robustness of PromarkerD as a future Laboratory Developed Test

There are currently 415 million adults worldwide with diabetes, and approximately one third of these people have chronic kidney disease which can lead to dialysis or kidney transplant.

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OpenCorp to Offer Off-The-Plan Apartment Customisation to Buyers

13th December 2016 – The Urban Developer

Developer and fund manager OpenCorp plans on taking the property customisation process to the next level, offering greater involvement between buyers and the design team to deliver a home that is customised to the buyer’s needs.

Customisation is already an element to off-the-plan property purchase, as buying off-the-plan has become increasingly popular amongst the owner-occupier market, forcing developers to sweeten the deal.

It is a deal that OpenCorp wants to take a step further, implementing their upgraded customisation process to their $34 million apartment development ‘Evolve’.

Evolve is located just nine kilometres from the Brisbane CBD in a quiet pocket of Chermside. It is two minutes from Westfield Chermside and in close proximity to boutique pubs, restaurants and al fresco cafes; a location highly desirable by the owner-occupier market for the lifestyle it delivers.

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Sidekix Smart Walking App Goes Live in Australia

14th December 2016

Improving fitness and staying healthy is at the top of many Aussie New Year’s resolution lists. And yet because we tend to choose big, bold lifestyle changes, most resolutions remain unattainable. In fact, research has shown that only 8% of people who set New Year’s goals actually achieve them.  But a new app could help more people stay more committed.

When it comes to attainable fitness goals, nothing can compare to the simple act of walking, the easiest form of exercise with no equipment required and at no cost. The benefits of walking extend well beyond the physical; walking has been proven to boost creativity, increase concentration and improve problem-solving abilities.

These days, there are lots of tools which help us keep track of our steps, our calorie burn, and offer greater control of our walking or fitness routines. Now one app has emerged that takes the experience of city walking to the next level: Sidekix, a one of a kind urban walking navigation app which personalises routes according to users’ interests, is now available through-out Australia. Based in Tel Aviv, and with a fast growing user base in the United States, the company is making a foray down under.

Unlike other navigation apps which offer the shortest or fastest route, Sidekix pioneers the concept of “interest based routing”, offering routes based on a user’s passion: current options include shopping, food, culture, art, and nightlife. The app’s map spins around as you change direction, a big differentiator existing navigation apps where your direction can remain a mystery. It also shows calories burned for a trip. And there are other differences as well:

“Most navigation is completely utilitarian; it gets you the fastest way from point A to point B. But when you travel or have leisure time, you don’t necessarily want the shortest way,” says co-founder Jenny Drezin. “What you want is to have a better experience. That’s where we come in: we are all about enhancing urban life based on what’s most interesting for you.” And while you are enjoying the ‘scenery’, you have more motivation to walk more, burn more calories, and stay fit.  Currently available in over 100 cities worldwide on iTunes, Sidekix plans to release its Android version beginning of next year.

Download Sidekix on the app store at: http://m.onelink.me/219bdef9
Press kit: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sidekix-staging/Sidekix+Media+Kit.pdf

Alcidion Executive Director Interview With FNN

15th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Alcidion Group Ltd (ASX: ALC) Executive Director, Nathan Buzza, presented an update to shareholders on the medical technology market, the benefits that hospitals and healthcare providers can expect from the company’s products and the company’s direction and goals, at the ASX and Finance News Network (FNN) CEO Sessions on 6 December 2016.

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About Alcidion Group

Alcidion is the brainchild of the former CEO of the SA Heath Department and Professor Malcolm Pradhan, a Stanford qualified physician. Over the past decade, Alcidion has invested $15m into the R&D of the cutting edge Clinical Decision Support System and is now focussed on commercializing the technology.

The introduction of Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act 2010 (“Obamacare”) requires US hospitals to accelerate the adoption of Electronic Medical Records. Alcidion is a leading supplier of these systems in Australia and is now seeking to expand its operations into the United States.

The company is backed by Allure Capital, the private investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Mr. Nathan Buzza and BlueSky Private Equity (ASX:BLA). Mr Buzza was previously the second largest shareholder of Clinical Middleware Provider, Azure Healthcare (ASX:AZV), which catapulted into the spotlight after the stock rocketed from 3.3c to 34c over his two and a half year tenure.

SuiteBox in Global Expansion as Businesses Go Online to Meet

Sydney, 14 December 2016 – Global software provider of digital workspace technology solutions SuiteBox predicts over 1,000 companies will be using its mobile meeting rooms by March 2017, opening up the provision of financial services globally, including in Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand which rely heavily on video conferencing to connect with the rest of the world. 

Ian Dunbar, CEO of SuiteBox, the mobile office solution for professionals, said: “Based on current growth rates, we expect the number of companies using our technology to increase by more than 500% in 2017, with these companies spread across the globe.

“Our business is split as follows: 40% in Australia, 20% in New Zealand, 20% in South Africa, and 20% in the rest of world, including in the US and UK. SuiteBox has already doubled its headcount in 2016 and will likely nearly double again in 2017 as we spread the word of the benefits of virtual engagement technology across the globe,” said Dunbar.

The use of virtual meetings is growing rapidly worldwide. Global fintech conference company Finovate recently named virtual meetings as a ‘top trend in wealth technology’ for 2017 and predicted virtual meetings would become a key strategy for wealth managers to deliver advice to clients in the most convenient, most efficient and engaging way possible.

SuiteBox has also announced enhancements to its software, including the capacity to have a four-person virtual meeting, integrated forms with YTML highlighter, and in January it will expand its digital signing capacity to include the ability to embed video and photo evidence into the signing, “a world first which will make us a market leader in digital workspace tools,” said Dunbar.

SuiteBox is developing the concept of the ‘digital bank branch’ as this becomes another trend in the provision of financial services in 2017.

SuiteBox recently launched in South Africa in partnership with Moonstone Information Refinery, which bought a 10% equity shareholding in SuiteBox Solutions.

SuiteBox is the only digital workspace technology solution in the world that allows businesses to share, amend and digitally sign documents with customers in real time and authenticate documents on-screen to complete transactions, whilst being in a virtual meeting or in person. Professionals can meet clients in their very own secure virtual room anytime, anywhere and discuss documents as if they were in the same room together, then safely store them in the cloud with Oracle and Amazon Web Services.

“As the world becomes more connected, virtual meeting rooms can add significant value to most service-based businesses because they allow client interactions anywhere, irrespective of geographic location. Business people can undertake all personal consultation in a secure online forum, with face-to-face contact helping to build customer intimacy more effectively than phone or digital-based engagements such as emails,” Dunbar said.

About SuiteBox

SuiteBox transforms customer engagement with intuitive video, document collaboration, selective recording and real-time digital signing, helping you accelerate and close business using the full power of mobile and desktop devices. It is able to be fully white labelled and seamlessly integrated with a client’s core CRM or banking platform.  SuiteBox is available via monthly subscription and is delivered via the cloud and requires no technical expertise to use.

BPS Technology Capital Management – Convertible Notes

13th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • BPS exercises its right to make an early redemption of all existing Convertible Notes
  • New issue of $5m convertible note to Alceon Liquid Strategies

BPS Technology is pleased to announce that it has successfully redeemed all of the Existing Convertible Notes.

The company has also issued a new Convertible Note with a value of $5million on terms that are, in the Board’s opinion, more favourable to the company compared to the previous Convertible Notes. The new Note will be issued solely to Alceon Liquid Strategies Pty Ltd, a member of the Alceon Group and manager of the Alceon High Conviction Absolute Return Fund.

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Stochastic Simulation Launches History Matching Consultancy Services, GasAssure Training & Gas Master Planning

Despite the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry, 2016 has been a tremendously exciting year for us. As well as continued development of our world-class software portfolio, we have been delighted to announce our History Matching Service, larger, improved Upstream Consultancy Services and our Gas Master Planning capabilities. These have taken the industry by storm and improved our global profile and reach significantly.

We hope that 2017 brings more of the same, and an improved industry outlook for us all to enjoy!

TOP NEWS

The Future of Reservoir Engineering
Stochastic Simulation’s CTO, Dr Andrew Wadsley, recently did an interview discussing his extensive experience of reservoir simulation and his views on the state of the oil and gas industry. It has caused quite a stir on social media and has proved hugely popular generating a lot of commentary. Read for yourself here and feel free to comment.

APOGCE Paper – Tightly Coupled Reservoir-Surface Simulator 
Our Senior Technical Consultant, Rubakumar Sankararaj, presented a technical paper (SPE-182273) on our innovative tightly coupled subsurface-surface solution at the 2016 APOGCE Conference held in Perth. More detail here

History Matching As a Service 
History matching reservoir simulation models to production history is an expensive, difficult and extremely time consuming task for all involved. Acknowledging this problem, Stochastic Simulation now offers for the first time a FAST and INEXPENSIVE History Matching Service. Having spent 2 years refining and proving our proprietary workflows and fast stochastic reservoir simulator “ResAssure” to a number of global operators, including Super Majors and NOCs.

We’ve now refined a workflow that allows us to history match reservoir models faster than ever before. What does this mean? What took months now takes weeks, what took weeks now takes days. Free up your most precious commodity – time! More time for field development planning, more time for well and facilities optimization. And at a lower cost than ever before Contact us to find out more.

Stay tuned as we’ll be detailing our innovative workflow on our blog next week.

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Long Pipes Closing $2M Capital Raise as Part of its $20M Expansion Program

14th December 2016 – By Neil Graham, Long Pipes Co-Founder & Executive Director

Long Pipes is looking to close its $2M capital raise this month as part of the growth of the company to full production and certification of its Globally Unique Long Pipes Fluid Highway program to enter the $10-50B/yr global market for long distance pipe lines.

Long Pipes has now proven its production plant at Harvey Water 140kms south of Perth in operation in the field at 3-5 meters per minute with the delivery last week of the first of its commercial pipes that has been integrated into a pressure network.

This completes the years of development that has led to this successful completion and the earlier trials on irrigation projects in WA.  This also reinforces the success that has been achieved with our first mining pipe that is in trial on a tailings line with a major miner that has now been operating for 6 months.

Long Pipes “in mining terms” has now completed the exploration phase, the Bankable Feasibility Study, the  mine development and the first ore has been shipped and the production plant is now ramping up to full production to name plate performance.

As part of this ramp up the company is looking to open up the Geo Thermal market Power market where it is expected to hold a unique advantage to provide up to 30% of the world’s power  by 2030-50 based on the IPCC review this will start with the delivery of the first pipe for Indonesia  expected in the first quarter of 2017.

The company is also expected subject to funding to enter into its first large scale irrigation project for up to 400kms of irrigation line starting in the first quarter 2017 with 4 kms of test pipe.

The company is also looking at working with the Federal and State Governments and with Major industry Participation to establish a Global Cluster in the Energy industry for the effective and efficient delivery of 43tcf of gas and 180M barrels of oil from known stranded resources to the shore for processing.  The objective is to do this at less than 50% of the cost of the present infrastructure.

These are just some of the many projects in discussion, quote, or first pipe in test that the company presently has on its books or in the “pipeline” pun intended.

The full funds of $20M will enable the company to convert the many proposals and projects in front of it at the moment and with full funding and if fully developed, would provide income of more than $1B in the near term of less than 5 years.

The Long Pipes:- Fluid Highway Wins NERA Award and Peoples Choice Award at Australian Technology Competition

Long Pipes Presented its Fluid Highway technology to the packed crowd of 250 guests and judges at the Australian Maritime Museum in Darling Harbor for the judging of the Australian Technologies Competition; to take home these two coveted prizes in November. The Energy Resources prize was awarded by NERA the National Energy Resources Australia Growth Centre a federally funded industry body that supports development of energy resources in Australia. Plus the Peoples Choice award from the audience, judges, state, federal and UK government representatives present. This caps off an amazing year of achievements for the company and the team.

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Long Pipes Latest Videos:

Harvey Water Review 2016 Projects from Long Pipes Pty Ltd on Vimeo.

Harvey November 2016 Project from Long Pipes Pty Ltd on Vimeo.

BMY Group Launches $50m Fund to Back Aussie Tech Start-Ups Expanding into China

13th December 2016, Financial Review By Yolanda Redrup

Melbourne-based corporate advisory and wealth management firm BMY Group, which targets Asian investors and companies, is raising $50 million for its first venture capital fund that will focus on Australian start-ups whose sights are set on Chinese expansion.

Despite only just launching the fund, the firm has already raised almost $10 million and expects to have closed the first $15 million tranche by January. It plans to have the additional $35 million by mid-2017 when it will also have identified a range of investment opportunities.

BMYG co-founder Eric Gao told The Australian Financial Review there was an untapped desire from Chinese investors to not just buy into real estate in Australia, but also invest in local start-ups.

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About BMY Group

Founded in 2009, BMY Group is dedicated to providing first-class financial and investment news, information and analysis to local and overseas Chinese investors for Australian markets!

BMY Group now offers business and finance news and analysis across multiple platforms with multimedia content, wealth management and corporate advisory services to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), institutional investors and enterprises through its subsidiaries: BMYG Media and BMYG Capital.

How Not to Get Sued in 2017, Advice for the AFSL & the Adviser

7th December 2016, Risk Adviser by Andy Marshall

Where do you and your advisers find the time to do it all and monitor compliance, especially considering the vast area of risks you are exposed to?

My compliance manager, during one period when I was an adviser, was a lawyer. She used to say over a post audit coffee, “Andy, I love your files. They tell such a vivid and connected story of your client’s journey. I have a question though. When do you find the time?”.

The truth was, I spent way too much time on constructing the story of the client and it was incredibly inefficient.

Where do you or your advisers (if you are an AFSL) find the time to do it and/or monitor compliance? Especially considering the vast area of risks you are exposed to.

As an AFS licensee, regulatory guides 104, 105, 165, 168 and 175 to mention a few, document the responsibilities you have to monitor. But in practical terms, is it possible to have in place what would be considered relatively robust processes relative to your peers and still fall foul of not only the regulator but also the law?

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SuiteBox Boosting Engagement Through Virtual Meetings

9th December 2016, Adviser Innovation by Ian Dunbar

The rapid pace at which technology undergoes change makes it a battle for any business to keep up, writes SuiteBox’s Ian Dunbar, but selecting the right technology for your practice will have immense benefits.

Deciding what sort of technology can make your life easier, grow your business and help boost your productivity involves researching the huge amount of technology available and assessing the pros and cons for your business.

As most business owners and operators are keen to boost the efficiency and revenue potential of their businesses, these should be pre-requisite considerations before introducing any new technology.

With some forms of technology, it’s not that obvious that it would boost business growth – or example, will social media investment get you a greater dollar return? Possibly, but not necessarily.

Will digital advertising deliver more business growth and revenue? Again, it may or may not. It all depends on how effectively you reach your target audience – and how much you spend.

But some technology can provide you with an immediate capacity to more effectively engage with your clients and may be a quick productivity and revenue winner.

Introducing virtual meeting rooms into any service-orientated businesses, for example, may be one effective way to produce client outcomes at least equal to or better than the results that would have been achieved in face-to-face meetings or through telephone calls.

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SuiteBox Identified as a Leading Provider in the Top Wealth Tech Trends for 2017

9 December 2016, Finovate, Top Trends in WealthTech: From API-ization to Virtual Engagement By David Penn

SuiteBox has been identified by Finovate as a leading provider in the top wealth tech trends for 2017.

Virtual meetings will help wealth managers respond to a variety of issues. These include better engagement and multi-channel/channel of choice engagement. The could even help managers deal with greater fiduciary responsibilities. This trend includes everything from the use of Skype calls and video conferencing to more elaborate virtual meeting platforms such as those from Finovate alums like SuiteBox.

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About SuiteBox:

SuiteBox delivers a new customer engagement channel that enables professionals to significantly enhance their productivity by enabling more efficient and effective digital communication including intuitive video conferencing, document collaboration, compliance recording and real-time digital signing. The New Zealand based software provider has gained traction in Australasia, particularly among professionals who desire for more face-to-face time with clients, but find it increasingly difficult to schedule physical meetings. SuiteBox is now expanding globally into South Africa, the UK, Europe and US.

SuiteBox is able to be fully white labelled and seamlessly integrated with CRM or core banking platforms. SuiteBox is available via monthly subscription or enterprise contract and is delivered via the cloud and requires no technical expertise to use.

Leaf Resources World Class Partnerships

13 December 2016 – ASX Announcement

In the past 12 months, Leaf has engaged with a number of world class partners, each of whom will continue to play a significant in moving the company closer to achieving their first commercial scale project development milestone.

These partners are global leaders in the fields of chemical project development, biological solutions as well as agencies of the federal and state governments of Malaysia.

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Coffs Harbour Health Campus Launches Alcidion’s iCVIS

13 December 2016 – ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Coffs Harbour Health Campus launches Intelligent Cardiovascular Information System (iCVIS).
  • First installation of iCVIS in NSW.
  • Successful integration with state-wide Cerner Patient Administration System (PAS).
  • Strengthening of the commercialisation of iCVIS through FUJIFILM.

Alcidion Group (ASX: ALC) in conjunction with FUJIFILM Medical Systems, a division of FUJIFILM Australia Pty Ltd has completed the delivery of the leading edge iCVIS to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in NSW, Australia. iCVIS was developed by Alcidion for FUJIFILM and is built upon the Maya platform to address the clinical risk, workflow and logistical issues that are encountered in cardiological departments.

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MedAdvisor – Rapid Growth of Patient Engagement Programs

12th December 2016 – ASX Announcement 

  • Rapid growth of Patient Engagement Programs (PEPs), now with 18 medications part of educational programs, up from 8 medications 12 months ago
  • PEPs reaching over 55,000 patients, delivering value to both manufacturers, pharmacies and patients
  • MedAdvisor utilised by 9 of Australia’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, AstraZeneca and now Pfizer
  • PEPs continue to generate recurring revenue, with further growth anticipated as more manufacturers leverage the MedAdvisor platform across its growing patient base
  • Healthnotes integration progressing well, with the merged team focused on creating a best in class technology offering

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to provide an update on the rapid growth that its Patient Engagement Programs (PEPs) have achieved throughout 2016.

Consistent with MedAdvisor’s strategy to drive awareness and deliver value for pharmaceutical companies, the Company’s PEP offering is now being utilised by nine of Australia’s largest pharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, AstraZeneca, and now Pfizer (see announcement dated 8 November 2016). The significant uptake experienced among large pharmaceuticals companies evidences the huge benefits MedAdvisor delivers and demonstrates the global potential for the platform.

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E Agri Capital Raise Closing Soon

E Agri Singapore’s capital raising closes this Friday, 16 December 2016.  Subscriptions are being received for the one-time capital raise of US$2.25m.  E Agri Singapore is the head company that owns the global technology intellectual property and patents.

E Agri Singapore is now finalizing the development of its state of the art, patentable (patent pending), vertical hydroponic growing system. Two smaller facilities will be installed in early 2017 at Victoria, Australia and Yixing, China. Both sites will be enabling to a full-scale commercial deployment in late 2017.

The exceptional and scalable elements of E Agri’s automated hydroponic technology include:

  • Production of high quality, clean produce for consumers free from pollutants.
  • Modular and automated plant growing technology superior to existing hydroponic systems with full product traceability, contributing to a more sustainable food chain.
  • Generates year-round scalable volumes at 4.5 times existing crop production and up to 60% lower grower unit costs compared with traditional hydroponic systems.
  • The grower’s required investment has an attractive 2 – 3 year pay-back period.
  • E Agri will provide on-going global technology development and grower support.

To request a copy of the Company’s Information Memorandum and subscription form please click on the Request Offer button below.

YPB Signs 3 Year Contract with Top-Tier Global Pharma Company

12th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

  • Three-year forensic services contract signed
  • Customer is one of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies
  • Contract effective from December 2016

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) has signed a three-year contract with one of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies.

The agreement engages YPB’s PROTECT offering, focussed primarily on forensic laboratory services and IP solution design and implementation from YPB’s Bangkok, Thailand regional hub, and will be available to the customer for its global operations.

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From Surfing To Alleviating Global Poverty And Reducing Plastic Waste: Nevhouse At COP22

9th December 2016 – Huffington Post UK

Late last month saw the 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP22). In the wake of Donald Trump’s US presidential victory and his very clear stance on climate change as very visible bullshit , the conference has taken on a new imperative. Trump’s stance has understandably caused considerable anxiety amongst the global community with imagery and rhetoric of an impending catastrophe looming large on the horizon. And this is in stark contrast to the optimism following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (PACC) coming into force on 4 November.

But, as US Secretary of State John Kerry said in his address at COP22 some issues look a bit different when you’re actually in office compared to when you’re on the campaign trail. And sure enough in an interview with the New York Timespublished on 22nd November Mr. Trump refused to repeat his promise to abandon the international climate accord and indicated that he was keeping an open mind.

And as the dust settles, debate and analysis will continue. What is clear is that the imperative to educate, research, enhance understanding and communicate issues relating to sustainable development and climate change has never been more stark. And to that end someone else was in Marrakesh speaking at COP22. Nev Hyman Founder of Firwire Surfboards and now founder of Nevhouse.

I met Nev over three years ago at the Global Surf Cities Conference in 2013 on the Gold Coast in Australia after which he gave me a lift to the QuikSilver Pro Contest. And from that point on I have not only followed the Nevhouse initiative but also made it a central case study of my research. Nevhouse it a system for creating prefabricated homes from recycled materials that are culturally relevant in multiple countries and communities. What instantly struck me were the incredible sustainable development related solutions that this initiative represents from energy and pollution through to poverty alleviation.

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Ballr Partners with Malaysia’s Leading Content & Consumer Group Astro

9th December 2016

Ballr have signed contracts with Astro to form a commercial partnership in Malaysia.

Astro have a customer base of 5.0m residential customers, 69% penetration of Malaysia TV houselholds. Astro have the exclusive rights to the English Premier League in Malaysia – showing all 380 games, making Ballr the perfect partner for this football mad nation. http://www.astro.com.my/

Astro will share in advertising revenues that appears in the Ballr app in Malaysia. A model we are replicating in other markets.  Maurizio put this deal together for Ballr in a matter of weeks.

We will start promoting Ballr in Malaysia with Astro in the weeks ahead.

Separately – John Dykes of Premier League Productions has joined our team to drive social media content.

 

YPB Signs 350 New Anti-Theft Retail Outlets

9th December 2016 – ASX Announcement 

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) is pleased to provide an update on its Australian PROTECT anti-theft business.

In addition to previously announced customers, such as Dan Murphy’s and BWS which number around 2,200 retail stores, YPB’s solutions will now be implemented at up to 200 Lorna Jane stores across Australia and USA.

The Lorna Jane implementation will bring to around 350 stores the new stores PROTECTED by YPB and three new major chains across Australia, New Zealand and USA.

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Folkestone Education Trust – December 2016 Quarter Distribution

9th December 2016

In accordance with the 2017 full year distribution guidance of 14.2 cents per unit (cpu), Folkestone Investment Management Limited as the responsible entity of the Folkestone Education Trust (FET) gives notice that the distribution for the quarter ending 31 December 2016 is 3.55 cpu.

The following dates apply to the distribution for the December 2016 quarter:

Ex-Distribution Date - 29 December 2016
Record Date - 30 December 2016
Payment Date - 20 January 2017
The Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will apply to this distribution with a discount of 1.5% to the average of the daily volume weighted average market price recorded on the ASX commencing on 4 January through to 17 January 2017.  Unitholders who have not yet participated in the DRP are required to complete and sign their application form and return it to FET’s registry, Boardroom Pty Limited by 4 January 2017 to participate in this quarter’s DRP.

USR – Renounceable Rights Issue

9th December 2016 – ASX Announcement

US Residential Fund (ASX: USR) (“USR”, “the Fund”) is pleased to advise that it is close to finalising a partially underwritten, renounceable rights issue to raise up to $8 million before costs and fees.

The rights issue will comprise one (1) new fully paid USR stapled security for every one (1) fully paid USR stapled security at a price of $0.45 per stapled security.

Funds from the Rights Issue will be used to fund USR’s investment in the Patriot’s Pointe multifamily apartment complex in North Carolina or investment in other multifamily assets in the US should the Patriot’s Pointe transaction not be finalised.

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Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund – November 2016 Monthly Report

November 2016
Over the 12 month period ended 30 November 2016, the Fund returned +11.87% (after fees, before tax), outperforming the Benchmark return of +10.31% by +1.56%.

The Monthly Report provides a snapshot of the Fund and the A-REIT sector’s performance.

The Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund is a high conviction, actively managed fund, that gives investors exposure to a mix of quality listed A-REITs that own assets across the retail, residential, commercial, industrial and real estate related social infrastructure sectors.

  • Investment Expertise
  • Exposure to Listed Real Estate
  • High Conviction, Active Strategy
  • Daily Liquidity
  • Quarterly Distributions
  • Strategic Capacity Limit

 

iFAST Singapore Launches FSMOne

8th December 2016 - iFAST Corporation

iFAST Financial Pte Ltd (“iFAST Singapore”), the Singapore subsidiary of SGX-ST Mainboard-listed iFAST Corporation Ltd. (“iFAST Corp”), has launched the FSMOne account, on its Business-to-Consumer (B2C) platform, Fundsupermart.com (“FSM”) which caters to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investors.

FSMOne allows the investors community in Singapore to invest seamlessly and in a transparent way, in multiple investment products including funds, bonds and insurance products, as well as new investment products and services including roboadvisory portfolios known as FSM MAPS (My Assisted Portfolio Solution), stocks and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

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Vinomofo Is Shaking Up the Online Wine Industry

7th December 2016 – Bloomberg 

Justin Dry, chief executive officer and co-founder of Vinomofo, discusses his online wine retail startup, who he’s targeting and where he’s seeing growth. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Haidi Lun and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets.”

About Vinomofo

Vinomofo is Australia’s leading online wine retail business founded in 2011. Since then the company has experienced rapid growth, currently generating run-rate revenue of more than $50m (p.a.) and having been profitable at the EBITDA level since inception. Vinomofo has a unique “cult-like” following and has achieved 400% growth over the last 2 years without significant investment in marketing.

Vinomofo differentiates itself from other online wine retailers through its ability to offer a very narrow range of quality wines, great value for money by sourcing directly from producers and by creating a community around wine that is different from the traditional wine industry, making wine more accessible to the average consumer. Key highlights include a track record of growth and profitability, attractive financial profile, strong founder team, clear Australian growth opportunities, international growth potential and a strong exit potential.

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MedAdvisor Signs Pfizer for Patient Engagement Program

8th December 2016 – ASX Announcement 

  • MedAdvisor signs Pfizer, the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company to deliver a patient engagement program (PEP) on its platform
  • Pfizer will use the MedAdvisor platform to deliver information and advice to patients to enhance and promote the safe and effective use of its medication
  • Pfizer develops, manufactures and distributes hundreds of prescription medicines, vaccines and over-the-counter products
  • Agreement with Pfizer and renewed programs provide strong validation of the value the PEPs are delivering pharmaceutical manufacturers and the Company’s ability to grow this revenue stream

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Australia Pty Limited (Pfizer) to provide a Patient Engagement Program (PEP) for one of its leading medications.

MedAdvisor will work with Pfizer to deliver important information and guidance to patients prescribed with this Pfizer medication. Preparation for the program has already commenced and it will run for an initial period of 18 months.

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Proteomics Share Purchase Plan Offer Document

7th December 2016 – ASX Announcement 

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX:PIQ) (the Company, PILL) is pleased to present to you the opportunity to apply to increase your investment in the Company through an offer of shares under the Company’s Share Purchase Plan (SPP).

As announced on 2 December 2016, the Company has successfully completed an oversubscribed placement raising $1.44 million at $0.24 per share to existing and new sophisticated investors. PILL also announced an SPP for existing shareholders to raise up to $480,000.

The SPP is offered exclusively to all eligible shareholders who have an address in Australia or New Zealand and who were recorded on the Company register at 5:00 pm (AWST) on 1 December 2016 (Eligible Shareholders). The SPP provides Eligible Shareholders with an opportunity to buy a parcel of new shares in the Company with no brokerage or commission costs, irrespective of the size of their shareholding, up to a maximum value of $15,000.

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YPB Protects New Mamacare Export Range

7th December 2016, ASX Announcement

  • YPB protects exports of nutritional milk formula
  • Growing uptake by Australian exporters of YPB’s products continues

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) has commenced supply of YPB’s invisible tracer to MamaCare, a leading brand of premium pregnancy products including nutritional milk formula supplements and other well-being products for expectant and nursing mothers.

Mamacare will initially use YPB’s invisible tracer technology to Protect its export products, particularly the newly released export range of nutritional milk formula for pregnant women, as it experiences rapid growth distributing into Pan Asian markets.

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Mobotech Investor Update November 2016

7th December 2016

Following on from last month. We met with the PepsiCo 6 Sigma team in South Carolina last week to formulate and agree the Mobot project success criteria. It was great to be included in the team to ensure deliverable expectations. These should be signed off before Xmas and over the next 6 weeks Magline will be making the necessary end effector changes to meet the agreed criteria. We expect to go to next step trials by early Feb.

Met up again with BBUSA (Bread) last week while in South Carolina. They wish to begin trials with the Mobot again, after 18 months silence. We have scheduled these for end Jan at one of their large Distribution Centres in Florida. We also had a demo of the Mobot with BMW USA. They found us searching youtube, for their need of the ‘world’s smallest forklift’. Mobot is small enough and they have scheduled a trial for late Jan.

Magline continue to support the short-term funding of the Mobots’ market awareness campaign but are awaiting sales developments before they will commit to too much more.

Leaf Resources and Novozymes Launch Biomass-To-Sugars Collaboration

7th December 2016, ASX Announcement 

Leaf Resources’ patented biomass pretreatment process- GLYCELL – is an innovative, high-yield route to clean, economical cellulosic sugars

Leaf Resources today announced a collaboration with Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ innovative biomass conversion technology.

GLYCELL1 is a unique combination of well-established process engineering and advanced chemistry. The GLYCELL technology operates at low temperature and pressure, and uses crude glycerin as a low cost, recyclable reagent. The process efficiently deconstructs plant biomass and produces a high-yield of high-quality, concentrated cellulose and hemicellulose sugars, which in turn enables cost competitive production of renewable chemicals.

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E Agri CEO Interview

E Agri Singapore is an Agri-Technology, Private Company that is implementing an innovative technology-driven modular hydroponic growing system. E Agri Singapore is refining a global go-to-market strategy that will be tailored to the characteristics of each country. China for example seeks clean, safe produce and scalable volumes. Whereas more mature markets such as Australia and America seek productivity savings and year-round reliable supply to consumers.

E Agri Singapore is raising capital of US$2.25m to invest in the installation of two facilities in Australia and China, prior to a full market launch and roll out in the second half of 2017.

Please listen to Mr Patrick Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of  E Agri below.

Actinogen Medical Present Xanamem Research at CTAD

6th December 2016, ASX Announcement

Actinogen Medical Limited (ASX:ACW) is pleased to announce the presentation of the latest Xanamem™ research data at CTAD (Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease) in San Diego. The paper: Xanamem™: an 11ß-HSD1 Inhibitor in current development for the management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), will be presented by Prof Craig Ritchie on Friday the 9th December.

CTAD is one of the most prestigious international Alzheimer’s congresses, where the latest ground-breaking research into Alzheimer’s disease is showcased. CTAD focuses on promising new Alzheimer’s drugs under development. This presentation follows on from the very successful presentations of Xanamem™ at AAIC (Alzheimer’s Association International Congress) in Toronto, ICE (the International Congress of Endocrinology) in Beijing and Mastering Medicinal Chemistry in Lisbon, over the past few months.

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Meme Australian Share Fund November 2016 Factsheet & Performance Review

Investment Objective: To outperform the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index over rolling three year periods, through active investment in ASX listed securities outside the S&P/ASX 20.

Investment Approach: The Fund takes an evidence-based quantitative approach to investing and uses a robust and back-tested trend-following strategy to identify investment opportunities expected to provide both positive price appreciation and relative price outperformance over the medium to long term. The Fund rigorously applies a set of capital management rules to manage both risk and return such that any losses are taken while they are small while gains are given room to compound until their long-term price trends become exhausted or their relative out-performance becomes impaired.

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Marketboomer Gains Backing of MYOB Founder Craig Winkler

Marketboomer has recently secured investment from one of Australia’s most successful technology entrepreneurs an investors, Craig Winkler.

Craig founded accounting software company MYOB in 1991 and is  a cornerstone shareholder in leading cloud based accounting platform Xero. He is also listed on the 2016 BRW Richlist.

Gaining the backing of an investor of this calibre is testament to the exciting potential of the Marketboomer business.

Following on from Craigs investment, Marketboomer is currently undertaking a ‘top-up’ capital raising round of $1m.

The raise represents a limited opportunity for investors to own shares in a unique, recurring revenue generating business that is poised for a period of rapid growth.

To view the full announcement, please click here.

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miiGroup December 2016 Capital Raise

As you may know, this year has been quite an exciting time for miiGroup, after consolidating the company and focusing our efforts on completing trials throughout 2016.

2017 is shaping up to be an even more exciting year, as we prepare to grow and scale our offering to our ever-growing audience

A quick recap on the growth of our numbers…

MiningLink – 500,000+ monthly visitors
miiFile – 19,500+ Profiles
iComplii - 8,600 verifiedUsers

As we plan for a more robust future, and as part of our restructuring, miiGroup has added a strong advisory board and working towards appointing Brad Birchall and Raz Chorev as Company Directors in January.

With a strong team, fantastic products and growing interest, we are opening a small capital raise to support 2017 growth, and make sure we are not only coping with the growing demand, but also scaling to facilitate our aggressive expansion targets.

For your consideration are the following document links…

Australia’s 4Dx Making Waves In Respiratory Healthcare

2nd December 2016

Australian medtech startup 4Dx is making a bold foray into the global respiratory diagnostics marketplace after strong support from the U.S, U.K and Australian investment community.  Their $4M Series A investment round is set to close, oversubscribed, on December 9th after the inking of deals with major U.S hospitals and expanding relationships with key U.K medical institutions.

4Dx has developed unique software that generates moving, ultra-high-resolution images of motion and airflow in lung tissue.

This revolutionary technology enables clinicians to view and measure abnormal lung function at the earliest stages of disease in a way that has not previously been possible. 4Dx technology is non-invasive and will have a major impact on the way medical professionals are able to diagnose and treat patients with diseases of the lung.

4Dx has also established formal clinical partnerships with several of the biggest and most advanced hospitals in the US, including Cedars-Sinai, The Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The company has also announced the appointment of Dr Bob Figlin to the 4Dx board from December 1st.  Dr Figlin is Deputy Director of the Integrated Oncology Service Line, and Deputy Director at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, part of the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is also Director of the Hematology Oncology Division at the institute.

Dr Figlin says, “4Dx has developed some of the most promising and exciting technology I’ve ever seen in the fight against disease. It will be a privilege to be able to use my medical and business experience to assist the company through this phase of its growth.” Dr Figlin previously co-founded biotechnology company Agensys, which later sold as part of a nine-figure deal.

4Dx founder and chair Andreas Fouras, says, “Dr Figlin brings unparalleled experience and expertise in cancer therapies to 4Dx, where enhanced cancer treatment is among our first priorities. He also brings a vast medical knowledge and adds enormous capacity to our board’s business decision making capacity.”

4Dx is using investment monies to finance further clinical studies in addition to its first FDA submission, expected in Q1 2017. The $4M series A is open for investment in Australia and has also received strong interest from U.S and U.K markets, and will close on the 19th December. The company anticipates the raise will be over-subscribed. An additional round of fundraising is also planned for Q1 2017.

Catcha Group Partner Bulletin December 2016

With the year wrapping up, Catcha Group’s tremendous achievements of 2016:
  • iflix has become one of the fastest growing Internet companies in the region
  • Frontier Digital Ventures made their debut on the ASX (our fifth IPO!) and is making waves globally
  • iCar Asia raised new capital, appointed a new CEO to position itself for its next stage of growth
  • REV Asia is growing in strength, dominating the Malay and Chinese market in Malaysia
  • Wild Digital 2016 was an amazing event, with phenomenal growth in attendees (including the Malaysian PM)

PATRICK GROVE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

TODAY

Patrick Grove, 41, has been an entrepreneur for most of his working life, long before calling oneself an entrepreneur became fashionable.

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SHAUN DI GREGORIO ON INVESTING IN FRONTIER MARKETS

CNBC

Shaun Di Gregorio, CEO at Frontier Digital Ventures, talks about investing in the online classifieds space in frontier markets

Watch here

 

Proteomics Completes $1.44 million Placement and Offers SPP

2nd December 2016, ASX Announcement

Medtech company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL, ASX: PIQ) is pleased to announce it has completed the first phase of a targeted capital raising by placement of 6m shares at $0.24 to raise $1.44m (the “Placement”).

  • Oversubscribed Placement raised $1.44 million with support from existing and new sophisticated investors
  • Share Purchase Plan to raise a further $480,000
  • Funds to be used to accelerate commercialisation of breakthrough test, PromarkerD, and the rollout of new analytical testing services for the fast-growing clinical trials market
  • Directors to participate in the SPP

The Placement received strong support from existing and new sophisticated investors and was significantly over-subscribed. The Placement was priced at $0.24 per share, a discount of 12.7% to the last sale price and the 20 day VWAP, and includes one for four attaching options. PILL also announces a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) to existing shareholders to raise $480,000 at $0.24 per share. K S Capital Pty Ltd acted as Lead Manager to the Placement.

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Altech Submits Mining Proposal and Mine Closure Plan

2nd December 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Meckering mining proposal and mine closure plan submitted to DMP
  • Proposed mining activity is a simple quarry style operation, no drill and blast required
  • Two month mining campaign first 3 years kaolin feedstock
  • Year-round kaolin container loading operation at Meckering site
  • Containers shipped to HPA plant in Johor via port of Fremantle, Western Australia

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to advise that further to its 20 May 2016 announcement of the grant of mining lease M70/1334 at Meckering, Western Australia the Company has now submitted a mining proposal (MP) and mine closure plan (MCP) to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). The submission marks the next stage of development of the Company’s proposed Meckering kaolin mine, which will provide feedstock for its proposed Malaysian high purity alumina (HPA) plant.

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Actinogen Medical Annual General Meeting & Presentation

30th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Progress with the development of Xanamem

Since addressing you at the AGM this time last year, Actinogen has made substantial progress towards the initiation of XanADu, our Phase II study of Xanamem in mild Alzheimer’s disease. While we did expect to have initiated patient’s recruitment onto the trial by now, as previously announced, ongoing interaction with the FDA in America has led to some changes in the trial design, that required harmonising the protocol globally. We are particularly pleased with the progress we have made in recent correspondence with the FDA and have every expectation we will receive FDA approval in the near future, and to be able to start dosing patients into the study early in the new year. The trial will take around 2 years to complete, so we can expect top-line results by early 2019.

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3D Printer Play Aurora Labs Soars to New Heights

30th November 2016, Yahoo News by Stuart McKinnon

Aurora said it was working on a non-binding terms sheet with the company but the details remained “commercial-in-confidence” and the proposal remained incomplete.

The company said it had been in discussions with several of Australia’s biggest mining and resources companies concerning the supply of 3D metal printers to enable them to print spare parts at their mine sites or in a centralised 3D printing facility.

Aurora is looking to team up with a bigger partner with the resources, networks and specialised engineering and technical know-how to market its products to resources companies on a large scale.

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TFS Corporation Overview of Quarterly Results

30th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Q1 highlights

  • Cash EBITDA1 of $0.6m, in line with usual seasonality of operating results
  • Reaffirmation of FY17 guidance for Cash EBITDA to increase by > 25% on FY16
  • Completion of third annual harvest, with yield of 310 tonnes in line with expectations Product sales set for strong growth from Q2, with $39m in inventory at the end of Q1, all forward sold
  • Successful acquisition of grower-owned wood at tender, which will supply multi-year contracts with leading global essential oil company and wood buyers in China
  • Commencement of sales to new wood and oil customers in China and US
  • NPAT of $-7.2m, driven by unrealised FX movements on the biological assets and expensing of one-off costs from the successful bond refinance
  • Strong balance sheet with cash of $107m with significant operating cash generation expected in FY17

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Peppermint Innovation AGM Investor Presentation 2016

29th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Company Snapshot

ASX Fintech company targeting the global mobile payments sector, listed December 2015

Recently recognised by Forbes Philippines as one of Top 24 Fintech start-ups

What we do;

  • Operate an established and commercially deployed mobile banking and payments platform in the Philippines
  • Deliver a unique mobile payment and remittance solution developed specifically for non-bank agent networks.
  • Provide an innovative mobile technology solution to facilitate financial inclusion and consumer convenience

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Alcidion Chairman’s Letter 2016, Presentation & Appointment of Secretary

29th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Alcidion Group Limited (Alcidion or Company) is pleased to present its Annual Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 (FY16 or Period).

Alcidion is focussed on anticipating the needs of the health care industry and we are focused on accelerating the commercialization of our innovative technologies that help create a healthier tomorrow, today.

Our mission remains to help our clients achieve, and sustain, high performance hospital services – by utilising our intelligent software to transform and improve patient care, staff productivity and service performance.

The core of Alcidion’s business model is to create intellectual property in the form of Clinical Decision Support software (CDSS) to improve the quality of care for all patients and improve the productivity of clinicians and care teams.

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Altech Chemicals to Benefit from Growing Global HPA Demand

23rd November 2016, Proactive Investors

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) has commissioned a market research report for global high purity alumina (HPA) demand to support project debt funding for the proposed plant in Malaysia.

The report noted that global HPA demand grew 19.5% in 2015 compared with 2014 and demand is forecast to remain strong, growing at 16.7% annually through to 2024.

Altech is aiming to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of 99.99% HPA through construction and operation of the proposed HPA plant in Malaysia.

The plan is for the HPA plant to process raw kaolin mined and shipped from the company’s 100% owned Meckering kaolin deposit located in Western Australia.

Iggy Tan, managing director, commented:

“This latest HPA market analysis report confirms the robust outlook for global HPA demand and the HPA pricing assumption used in the financial model for the company’s proposed Malaysian HPA project.”

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Melbourne Security Reseller Tesserent Stealthily Builds US, UK Empire

29th November 2016, CRN By Samira Sarrraf

Melbourne-based network security provider Tesserent is quietly building a security empire that stretches all the way from Australia to and the UK and the US.

Tesserent has been on a growth tear since it went public on the ASX in February 2016. It was understood to be the first such cybersecurity firm to IPO in Australia and its vendor partners include Cisco’s Sourcefire and Kaspersky.

The company acquired 150 education-focused customers and the intellectual property assets of Victoria-based software company Blue Reef in May for $1 million cash and $2.5 million in shares. Tesserent then offloaded the IP six months later for $3.5 million in cash and $300,000 in shares, and kept the customers.

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MedAdvisor Partners with Asthma Australia

29th November 2016, ASX Announcement

  •  MedAdvisor partners with Asthma Australia, Australia’s peak body supporting people with asthma and their carers
  • Partnership aims to improve health outcomes for the estimated 2.4 million (1 in 10) Australians living with asthma, via the MedAdvisor platform
  • High priority health cost reduction area: total cost of asthma in Australia is estimated to be $28 billion per annum with $1.1 billion directly related to productivity costs
  • Further builds on MedAdvisor’s health association partnerships that play a key role in driving patient awareness of MedAdvisor
  • In line with the Company’s strategy to enhance health outcomes for the 11m Australians living with chronic conditions and lower costs associated with poor medication adherence

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with not-for-profit health association Asthma Australia. The partnership will run for an initial period of 12 months.

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Jetpack Aviation in $1.9m Raising

28th November 2016, The Australian By Mitchell Bingemann

Jetpack Aviation is offering 2 per cent of its company to raise about $1.9 million as the company completes designs of its $US250,000 device before it goes on sale to private buyers early next year.

The company’s test pilot and chief executive David Mayman — one of the Australian founders of local business directory true­local.com.au — said the funds would be used to complete production of its twin-engined jetpack, the JB-10, and start development of a new electric-powered jetpack.

“Investment in this company is not just about the opportunity of selling our current jetpacks. It’s about the future of electric commuter vehicles, which is an extraordinary field that will explode very quickly,” Mr Mayman told The Australian.

Prominent Oncologist & Researcher Joins 4Dx Board

November 30, 2016

Australian technology start-up 4DX has attracted one of the biggest names in global oncology as its latest Board member.

Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP, joins the 4Dx board on December 1st.  Dr Figlin is Deputy Director of the Integrated Oncology Service Line. He also serves as the Deputy Director at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, part of the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is Director of the Hematology Oncology Division at the institute, where he is in charge of integrating research and clinical strategies across all the Cedars-Sinai campuses.

Since his arrival at Cedars- Sinai six years ago, he has established the Experimental Therapeutics Program and successfully recruited clinical research staff in critical specialty areas such as breast cancer, bone marrow transplant, gastrointestinal oncology, genitourinary oncology, survivorship, and cancer biology.

Dr Figlin says, “4Dx has developed some of the most promising and exciting technology I’ve ever seen in the fight against disease. It will be a privilege to be able to use my medical and business experience to assist the company through this phase of its growth.”

Dr Figlin co-founded Agensys – an early stage biotechnology company focussed on developing novel therapies for cancer.  The company has since been sold to Astellas Pharmaceuticals as part of a nine-figure deal.

4Dx founder and chair, Andreas Fouras, says, “Bob Figlin brings unparalleled experience and expertise in cancer therapies to 4Dx, where enhanced cancer treatment is among our first priorities. “Bob brings a vast medical knowledge and adds enormous capacity to our board’s business decision making capacity.”

Lung cancer is the biggest killer of all cancers and the current standard treatments of chemotherapy and radiotherapy have devastating effects on the lungs. 4Dx technology is non-invasive and will positively impact the way medical professionals are able to diagnose, and treat their patients.

“4Dx is undergoing significant acceleration and is thrilled to have a clinician, researcher and entrepreneurial thinker in Bob Figlan join our team.”

“This revolutionary technology and the development of unique software to generate moving, ultra-high-resolution images of motion and airflow in lung tissue enables clinicians to view and measure abnormal lung function at the earliest stages of disease in a way that has not been possible before now.”

As well as their association with Cedars- Sinai, 4Dx has also created partnerships with other leading hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the US, and The Alfred and Peter Mac in Australia.

BPS Technoloy AGM Presentation and CEO address

28th November 2016, ASX Announcement

The Company and its Management has made considerable headway in the twelve months since our last AGM:

  • The Group’s revenue increased to record levels, rising 4% to $50.2 million— breaking the $50 million threshold for the first time
  • Our Gross profit grew by 3% to $38.6 million, driven by development of new and existing Bartercard territories
  •  The Bartercard business introduced a new sales model without joining fee accelerating activity across the Bartercard network, with Australia showing growth in new member sales of 25% year-on-year but this was not without some cost
  • Our Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $9.5 million was $0.5 million lower than the previous period as a result of the reduced joining fees to optimise the Bartercard sales model
  • Net profit after tax was $7.34 million, $0.5 million lower than the 2015 result – this tracked the EBITDA outcome
  • Dividends paid to shareholders amounted to 4.0 cents per share comprising a 2.0 cent unfranked interim dividend and a 2.0 cent fully franked final dividend
  • We expect Dividends going forward to be fully franked
  • In December 2015 we raised five million dollars via convertible notes which is set to be repaid or converted on or before December 2016.

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The Room Xchange CEO Interview

The Room Xchange is an innovative online accommodation marketplace that connects people with a spare room with guests who are willing to Xchange a couple of hours a day of help around the house in Xchange for food and accommodation.

The Room Xchange is the easiest and securest way for people to use their extra space as a resource and connect with a growing community of like-minded people who want to experience independent living, without the high cost.

Please listen to Ms Ludwina Dautovic, Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange below.

OncoSil Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Study Update

28th November 2016, ASX Announcement

OncoSil Medical Limited (ASX: OSL) (OncoSil Medical or the Company) a medical device company focused on localised treatments for patients with pancreatic and liver cancer, is pleased to provide an update on its global OncoPaC clinical study programme.

Highlights

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Centre are the leading U.S. centres.
  • Investigational Review Board (IRB) process has commenced and is on-going for these two U.S. centres. • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London are the leading UK centres.
  • Monash Health has agreed to be the lead Australian centre – ethics submission filed and under review.

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Alcidion to Present at ASX CEO Sessions

28th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) today announced that it has accepted an invitation to present at The CEO Sessions on Tuesday, 6th December 2016.

The CEO Sessions, presented by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Finance News Network (FNN), are a forum for investors. CEOs and senior representatives of listed companies present their investment story and can be joined afterwards for an informal meet and greet session, with lunch provided.

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Aurora Labs: $5m to $60m in Three Months

26th November 2016, The West Australian By Nick Sas

Christmas has come early for David Budge. The founder, chief executive and major shareholder of metal 3-D printing company Aurora Labs has seen the value of his small tech outfit jump 1150 per cent since listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in August.

It is the type of share price movement that small cap companies dream of — and for Mr Budge, it is a big pay day.

The Aurora boss owns 43.5 per cent of the company, taking his personal wealth to $59.9 million yesterday. His holding was worth $4.8 million in August.

Speaking to WestBusiness from the company’s Bibra Lake base, Mr Budge said he was as surprised as anyone.

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ThinCats Partners with DomaCom

As foreshadowed after our recent announcement of a partnership with DomaCom Australia Limited (www.domacom.com.au), this is the first mortgage backed loan listed on our platform offering competitive interest rates on a low LVR property lend.

DomaCom is the Investment Manager of the DomaCom Fund which facilitates fractional property investments via an online platform. DomaCom facilitates the equity component of property purchases and ThinCats Australia facilitates the debt component.

Perpetual Trust Services Limited (the Borrower) is the Responsible Entity of the DomaCom Fund and holds each property on trust for the investors. All loans listed under this arrangement have been mandated by Perpetual to have a maximum LVR of 50%, at least 1x interest coverage based on net earnings from the property and a 2-months interest buffer.

Further information: Please visit www.thincats.com.au. Membership Agreement is available under the ‘Resources’ tab.

Folkestone’s Investor Update – Have A-REIT Prices Bottomed & Construction Forecasts – Whats Ahead?

Have A-REIT Prices Bottomed Out?

Record low bond yields have supported the valuations and profitability of Australian real estate investment trusts (A-REITs) over the past few years and A-REIT’s have outperformed equities in 2014 & 2015.

The recent bond market sell-off has impacted on A-REIT prices. The question investors need to ask is whether the rapid rise in bonds will continue and A-REIT prices fall further, or has the pendulum swung to far, too quickly?

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Construction Industry Forecasts – Whats’s Ahead?

For the 1.1 million Australians who work in the building and construction industry and the 24 million Australians who live, work and play in the built environment, the $200 billion construction sector is the backbone of the economy.

Here are eight key findings from the most recent Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) Construction Forecasting Council’s Australian Construction Market Report, November 2016.

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The Coming Global Shortage of Phosphorus and How You Can Invest In It

25th November 2016, Dollars and Sense By Shashi Kumar

The 15th element of the Periodic Table, Phosphorus, is unlike other commodities such as oil, gold and silver. It is a non-renewable commodity with limited supply in the world. It’s a wonder that the element doesn’t get the limelight it deserves despite being essential for all living things.  With some researchers estimating the production of Phosphorus to hit maximum level as soon as 2035 and for all Earth’s reserves to be depleted in as soon as 50-100 years, should you be worrying about an impending great Phosphorus shortage?

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Moelis Initiates Research On BPS

25th november 2016, ASX Announcement

BPS Technology Limited “BPS (ASX:BPS) is pleased to announce that Moelis & Company, a leading USA and Australian Investment Bank and Stock Broker for the Mid-Cap sector, has initiated research on BPS with a favourable recommendation.

About BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS)

BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS) provides technology and payment platforms centred on SME’s. It is a profitable business operates in eight countries, capitalising on a number of significant growth opportunities. BPS operates three highly complementary and scalable businesses – Bartercard, bucqi and TESS.

Bartercard operates the world’s largest trade exchange. It allows SME’s to conduct $600m of additional business without the use of cash. bucqi is a disruptive payment, loyalty & rewards platform that allows consumers to pay merchants via an app for goods and services without using a card or cash. TESS develops software for trade exchanges.  It is recognised and recommended as the preferred software by the global governing body of the industry.

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Altech Chemicals Secures Johor HPA Site

25th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Lease signing ceremony secures HPA site at Johor
  • 20-year lease agreement, with 20-year renewal option
  • Johor is the ideal location for HPA production and distribution

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to advise the attendance of managing director Iggy Tan at the Johor Corporation official lease signing ceremony. The lease is for the land Altech has secured at the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex, Johor, Malaysia as the site of its proposed high purity alumina (HPA) plant.

The Company executed a 20-year lease agreement, which includes a 20-year renewal option, with TPM Technopark Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johor Corporation.

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gridComm CEO Interview

gridComm is an Internet of Things (IoT) technology company that transforms a city’s power grid into a network that can communicate with every streetlight – a smart grid. The gridComm solution technology comprising proprietary semiconductors, network software and a SaaS analytics platform enables the monitoring of streetlight infrastructure in real time, thereby reducing a city’s annual electricity by as much as 50%.

The technology is increasingly validated as companies such as Downer, Intel, IBM and Philips seek partnering agreements for deployment globally.

Please listen to Mr Mike Holt, CEO of gridComm below.

Ballr CEO Interview

Ballr is a free gaming platform for fans to connect, compete and communicate during real-time sporting events.

It is going to transform the way fans consume live sport, and create a multi billion dollar platform for brands to reach new customers.

Ballr have exclusive partnerships with English Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Manchester City. Ballr have offices in Singapore, Sydney and Delhi.

Please listen to Mr Sam Jones, Founder & CEO of Ballr below.

Aeeris Updated Business Profile and Chairman’s Address to Shareholders

24th November 2016, ASX Announcement

The past year and a half has seen significant progress for your Company Aeeris.

Much energy has been focused on the development and advancement of the holding company’s sole operating subsidiary Early Warning Network Pty Limited (EWN), following the IPO in April 2015.

The EWN business has progressed in so many areas since the IPO. We have:

  • assembled an excellent team;
  • progressed technical development of products, services, and customer offerings;
  • undertaken a deep R&D effort, with significant new technologies created;
  • implemented an effective sales strategy, winning new customers and future pipeline;
  • refined our market positioning, pricing, strategy; and
  • defined a clear strategy for the future, and our financial objectives.

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Analytica Chairman’s Address, Annual General Meeting & Presentation

24th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Over the last 12 months the Analytica team has worked tirelessly to put us closer to a position to enable execution of a global licence deal for both the PeriCoach and the ASB.

As stated at the last AGM Analytica’s strategy to commercialize the PeriCoach and the ASB was to partner with multinational medical device companies. We see ourselves as an R & D company, not a marketing company.

After talking to multinational medical device companies, US based Investment Bankers and external consultants we soon realised that Analytica needed to do several things in order to get the best possible deal on our terms.

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Alcidion to Present at Wilsons Healthcare IT Conference

15th November 2016, ASX announcement

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) today announced that it will present at the Wilsons Healthcare IT Conference on Wednesday, 30th November 2016.

The goal of the conference is to educate investors about how technology can increase the efficiency of healthcare spending and improve health outcomes for patients.

Alcidion is honoured to be one of six companies invited to speak. Executive Director, Mr. Nathan Buzza will present on behalf of Alcidion at 9.15am.

The event will be attended by approximately 40 institutional investors who are new to healthcare IT and e-health investment opportunities and looking to gain a more in-depth understanding.

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Crowd Mobile Investor Presentation November 2016

23rd November 2016, ASX Announcement

Crowd Mobile | A Mobile First Company
Mobile Payments underpin Q&A and Mobile Content Subscription divisions

Question & Answer (Q&A)
Crowd Mobile develops engaging mobile products seamlessly connecting those seeking answers with experts qualified to give them

Mobile Payments
Both divisions are underpinned by a seamless m-payment process through Crowd Mobile’s Telco partners/Apple/Google. Faster and more convenient than credit cards for users

Mobile Content Subscription
Crowd Mobile delivers mobile content – games, mobile security, applications, education, apps, music & video to millions of consumers across the world

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Altech has Robust Outlook for Global HPA as Demand is Confirmed

23rd November 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Global HPA demand increased by 19.5% in 2015
  • Annual HPA demand forecast of 86,831tpa by 2024 (est. 2016: 25,315tpa)
  • Altech’s strategy of focusing on 4N HPA endorsed
  • HPA use in lithium-ion batteries offers incremental demand
  • Current reported HPA price in Japan is ~US$30,000/t
  • Threat of substitutes for HPA remains low

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to provide an update on the outlook for global high purity alumina (HPA) demand from a report entitled “High Purity Alumina Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016 – 2024” by Persistence Market Research (“Persistence”), commissioned as part of the current project debt funding due diligence program.

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ISG Financial Services Property Offering Forecasts 25.52% Return

Location:  Brisbane North property hotspot 23KM North from Brisbane CBD
Property: 60 Lot Land Subdivision
Forecast Return to Investors: 25.52%* (total, net of fees), December investment.
Forecast Return Horizon: Forecast completion October 2017* (11 months from December 2016)
Minimum Investment: $100,000 AUD
Total Amount To Be Raised: $5.25M

Investment Structure: Australian Pty Ltd Company. Investors obtain redeemable preference shares. The offer is a private offer, made directly to Sophisticated, Professional and Experienced investors via an Information Memorandum.

Developer Profile:  Multi award winning Queensland property developer with over 15 years of experience in residential and commercial property projects. Have delivered over $800 Million in total project value.

*Please note: Does not constitute an information memorandum or formal offer document. Figures presented are forecast figures only. The forecast financial information has been prepared on the basis of numerous assumptions which are set out in Section 10.8  Forecast Feasibility Information – Assumptions, in the offer document.

About ISG:

  • ISG Financial Services Limited holds Australian Financial Services Licence No. 290328 on behalf of the ISG Group (ISG)(1).
  • Specialised fund manager
  • Historically returned investors 20%+ per annum (2)
  • Investment time horizons usually between 12 and 28 months
  • The group directors and executives have over 50 years of experience in investment management, funds management, investment banking, and capital raising.
  • Group executive experience with over $4.3 billion in property funding, and have managed funds in excess of $1.3 billion.
  • Over $179 million in total project value.

(1) Though ISG is licensed by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), readers should be aware that ASIC neither endorses, supports nor approves of any information, claims or services provided by ISG and/or its agents or representatives.

(2) Returns are not guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future performance.

4Dx to Close Capital Raise

4Dx Limited is pleased to announce that due to an overwhelming response, as of 5pm AEDT, Friday, 9 December, 2016, the Company’s $4m Series A capital round will be officially closed.  It is anticipated that the round will close oversubscribed.

4Dx is extremely pleased with the response to our capital raise with the domestic investment community demonstrating a deep understanding of our proposition, and the value inherent in it.

This result indicates a very clear acceptance of the need for 21st century diagnostic technology in the medical marketplace.  The enthusiastic reception 4Dx has received delivers 4Dx a broad base of investors and makes us highly optimistic about the prospects of a second round of capital raising in early 2017.

Funds from the Series A investment round will be used to take the company’s first software product to market, including clinical studies to further validate the product and the entire 4DXV technology platform.  Funds will also be used for the development and submission of its first application for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.

Major news media has picked up on the terrific progress being made by 4Dx, including an article published in The Australian newspaper’s Business Review section on 14 November 2016, and an article published in the Australian Financial Review on 21 November 2016.

Punakaiki Fund Has Another Stab at Raising Money From Retail Investors

2nd November 2016, NBR By Fiona Rotherham

The Punakaiki Fund, which makes long-term investments in high-growth New Zealand companies, has launched fundraising offers at $19 per share in New Zealand and Australia with no set amount being targeted.

The New Zealand offer due to open on Nov. 9 is a public one open to anyone through a product disclosure statement (PDS) approved by the market regulator while the Australian one opens today and is to wholesale investors only.

Both offers close at the end of the month and are on the same terms apart from the New Zealand one having a minimum investment of $1,900 compared to a minimum $56,000 in Australia. It’s the first time the fund has attempted to raise money across the Tasman.

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Punakaiki Fund Now Open

Punakaiki Fund is pleased to announce that its offer to sophisticated Australian investors is now open.

Punakaiki Fund is New Zealand’s premier investor in high growth companies, with NZ$20 million of assets across 18 investments including Vend, Timely, Raygun, Vibe Communications, Onceit, Melon Health and EverEdge. Our 18 investments have combined annualised quarterly revenues of $69 million and almost all of the companies do not need to raise capital again to be sustainable.

Punakaiki Fund has access to the best investment opportunities in New Zealand’s strong growth-company ecosystem and intends to IPO within the next 24 to 30 months.

The Xchange Economy Business That Has Your Safety and Security at its Core

We understand that safety and security are a very important part of any Xchange and that is why the partnership with CVCheck will help towards ensuring the best experience for our Hosts and Guests. Following is an example of the wonderful benefits of an Xchange and how the CVCheck partnership can give you peace of mind.

Ludwina, Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange’s adult daughter was at a music festival where she met a friend, Guillaume. He was travelling around Australia on a Working Holiday from Canada. Guillaume kindly gave her daughter a ride home from the festival.

Ludwina’s daughter and Guillaume then decided they wanted to spend some time together back in Melbourne. Guillaume said he was happy to sleep in his van. Ludwina naturally said: ‘No, no, no… you can’t sleep in your van; please have our guest room.’

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US Residential Fund Investor Update November 2016

21st November 2016, ASX Announcement

About the Fund

  • Yield play on the strengthening US residential rental market
  • Currently own 122 houses in Texas, Georgia, Ohio, with Patriots Pointe multifamily apartment complex in North Carolina under contract
  • Significant growth potential in yield and narrowing of current NTA discount of 49.3%
  • Listed on ASX on February 2015

Strategy

Targeting returns from the following areas:

  • Strategic shift to focus on higher returning US multifamily properties
  • Redeployment of capital into multifamily apartment complexes where single family properties value is realised
  • Enhancing operations through management restructuring including reduced directors and internalisation of the management

Corporate Overview

  • Portfolio valued at AUD 22m, with market capitalisation at AUD 8.0m

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‘Next Cochlear’ 4Dx Closes Capital Raise as FDA Approval Enters Sight

21st November 2016, AFR Yolanda Redrup

Medical imaging startup 4Dx has raised $2.5 million from a range of retail and high net worth investors, which the business will invest in its clinical trials that will see the company approved by the US Food and Drug Administration by mid next year.

The company, which already has one major deal with Los Angeles hospital Cedars Sinai to use its lung imaging technology, also has an additional $2.5 million committed that is expected to close this week, taking its total series A raise to more than $5 million.

Chief executive Andreas Fouras said the company had developed a strong investor base featuring healthcare professionals and business bigwigs from retail, resources and banking and finance, making him confident the company could go achieve its ambitions of being as successful as Cochlear.

“These investors are just dipping their toes in the water at the moment with us, so that makes me excited about what it means for their ability to take a stronger position going forward when we release strong results next year,” he said.

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YPB Signs Master Supply Agreement With Blackmores

21st November 2016, ASX Announcement

  • YPB to provide its full range of products and services to Blackmores under two year agreement
  • The momentum in YPB’s IP commercialisation plan is building

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) has signed a two-year Master Supply Agreement (MSA) with Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) under which YPB’s suite of Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions can be deployed across the Blackmores range. The MSA sets the framework for the supply of YPB products and services to Blackmores.

YPB’s PROTECT solution is a patented, invisible, indestructible, uncopiable tracer or marker which can be seamlessly and easily incorporated into plastics, inks and fibres to create protected, intelligent packaging. The tracer is used to confirm the authenticity of a product in conjunction with YPB’s patented scanner. The intelligent packaging can then be used with YPB’s TRACK AND TRACE solution to DETECT counterfeit goods and ensure supply chain integrity, a major issue for exporters.

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P2P Lender ThinCats Receives Two New Accreditations

18th November 2016, Crowdfund Insider By JD Alois

ThinCats, a P2P lender in secured business loans, has received two new accreditations in recognition of its platform operations. ThinCats has been recognized by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) for best practice within commercial finance broking. Simultaneously, Defaqto has given ThinCats a 5-star rating for product quality and comprehensiveness.

ThinCats announced yesterday it had become a patron to the commercial finance broking authority, NACFB and is working with the entity to encourage good practice, education and training within the industry.

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SuperConcepts Partners with DomaCom to Provide SMSF Trustees with Easier Ways to Access Property Investments

18th November 2016, Professional Planner

SuperConcepts has announced a partnership with DomaCom to provide SMSF trustees and their advisers with easier ways to access property investments. The fractional nature of the DomaCom Fund breaks down the high cost of property allowing advisers to achieve specific asset allocation in the sector.

The new development follows a recent analysis of SMSF investment trends by SuperConcepts which showed using SMSFs to buy property continues to be popular.

In announcing this new development James Fitzpatrick, Chief Customer Officer at SuperConcepts, said, “The asset allocation to the property sector remains high at 20.6 per cent of investments for the September 2016 quarter and the addition of the DomaCom Fund will provide an innovative solution for our SMSF clients with an appetite for property investment.”

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YuuZoo Launches YuuTV, A New Video Streaming Platform For Smartphones With Exciting New Features

17th November 2016, BusinessWire

Launch Taps Into New Deal With Relativity Media, One Of The World’s Largest Independent Movie Studios

New platform transcends YuuZoo into a whole new playing level, opening up VOD (entertainment / news and user-generated content) presenting a huge revenue potential in a market that is expected to grow from $33.32 Billion in 2015 to $73.90 billion dollars in 2024. 

Key Highlights:

  • YuuTV connects with users directly, using push notification and allowing them to upload video content directly from their phones onto multiple themed channels
  • YuuTV will become prime new distribution pipe for content
  • YuuZoo’s recently announced agreement with Relativity Media will allow YuuTV to offer 4 billion consumers in the 69 markets covered by YuuZoo’s partners unique premium content in films, TV, sports, fashion and music
  • Yuuzoo’s global payment platform YuuPay will be used for all YuuTV’s online and mobile payments

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SuperConcepts Partners with DomaCom, Giving Access to 40,000 Funds

18th November 2016, ASX Announcement

SuperConcepts has announced an exclusive partnership with DomaCom (ASX:DCL) to provide SMSF trustees and their advisers with easier ways to access property investments.

SuperConcepts is a leading provider of self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) administration, software and education services to SMSF trustees, accountants and financial advisers, servicing more than 40,000 funds. SuperConcepts comprises a number of sub-brands including AMP SMSF, Ascend, Cavendish, Multiport, Justsuper, SuperConcepts, Super IQ, superMate, your SMSF and a part ownership of Class Ltd.

The addition of DomaCom follows a recent analysis of SMSF investment trends by SuperConcepts which showed that using SMSFs to buy property continues to be popular.

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Real Estate Investar Ltd Hits 240000 Members

17th November 2016, Proactive Investors

Real Estate Investar Ltd (ASX:REV) is on track to hit its goal of 250,000 members by the end of 2016 after recently hitting the milestone of 240,000 members.

REI is a leading provider of integrated services to Australian and New Zealand property investors to assist in the identification, analysis, acquisition, tracking and accounting of investment property.

Members are a key value driver, they are offered a free set of online tools to analyse investment properties – REI then monetises members through paid subscriptions and other products and services.

Revenue in the September quarter of $1.26 million was 31.5% higher compared with the corresponding 2015 quarter.

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Alcidion TechKnow Investor Roadshow Interview

17th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) today announced that Executive Director, Mr. Nathan Buzza’s interview from the TechKnow Invest Roadshow is available on the Alcidion website.

Mr. Buzza provides a comprehensive overview of Alcidion as an investment opportunity and of the medical technology market as a whole.

The TechKnow event is the premier investor focused technology event in Australasia, attracting over 700 investors interested in being educated about investment opportunities in the technology space. The event visits three major Australian cities for each roadshow. Mr. Buzza presented Alcidion to investors at the event in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in late October 2016.

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AsiaPhos NRA Report: Collaboration with Customer Shows Competitive Advantage

  • Steady share price despite poor results. AsiaPhos reported a net loss of S$0.55m for 3Q16 on revenue of S$9.24m for 3Q16, thus bringing 9M16 net loss to S$1.1m. Rainy weather led mining to cease in late 2Q and resume in late October 2016. Hence, rock production likely fell year-on-year, leading to the poorer than expected results. On the other hand, we are encouraged that AsiaPhos’ share price has remained steady, suggesting that the negative performance has already been priced in. We maintain our Overweight rating on AsiaPhos and retain our forecasts and valuation in this update, pending review when it releases its 4Q16 results.
  • 4Q16 outlook remains weak. The average selling prices of both phosphate rock and P4 fell by 13.6% and 16.8% respectively from 2Q16. Thus, upstream and downstream gross margins retreated to 24.6% (2Q16: 25.2%) and 12.2% (16.5%) in 3Q16. The good news is that operating expenses remain well controlled, with general and administrative costs rising by only 4% year-on-year. P4 production rose by 1,370 tonnes from 2Q16 as the company stepped up both production and marketing activities. However, an industrial accident occurred on 24 October, leading to the temporary cessation of P4 production. While AsiaPhos is selling the phosphate rocks originally reserved for P4 production, we reckon that the company’s 4Q16 outlook may remain weak.
  • Considering more cooperation agreements with other industry participants? In November, AsiaPhos announced that it has signed a MOU with Mianyang Aostar Phosphorus Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, to cooperate by 1) enhancing communication of information with each other in relation to the market for P4 with the aim of establishing reasonable pricing, 2) selling up to 100,000 tonnes of phosphate rocks to the latter in 2017 and 3) explore the purchase of electricity at preferential rates. This MOU is interesting as it will allow AsiaPhos to leverage on its larger neighbour’s resources for mutual benefit. AsiaPhos has a bargaining advantage as Mianyang Aostar purchases phosphate rock from the company. We will not be surprised if AsiaPhos makes more agreements with other industry players.

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SUDA Presents Data On Novel Penetration-Enhancing Technology

17th November 2016

SUDA LTD (ASX: SUD), a leader in oro-mucosal drug delivery, today announced that Mr. Stephen Carter, Managing Director and CEO, presented data on the Company’s novel penetration-enhancing technology at the Annual Symposium of Drug Delivery Systems, being held on 16-19 November 2016 in Nanjing, China.

This scientific conference brings together scientists, academia, healthcare providers, policy makers and investors to provide insights into advances in drug delivery technologies. Mr. Carter chaired a session on “Tackling the Barriers in Different Routes of Drug Delivery.”

SUDA recently filed a provisional patent application with IP Australia for its novel mucosal penetration drug delivery technology. Mr. Carter presented data suggesting that the Company’s new technology, based on unique combinations of hydrotropes, can significantly enhance the permeation of active drugs through the oro-mucosal membrane into the blood system.

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Proteomics and Linear Partner in Testing and Clinical Trials

15th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Medical technology company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX: PIQ) (PILL) and clinical trial specialists Linear Clinical Research Ltd (Linear) are set to offer a combined advanced analytical testing and clinical trial package from January 2017.

  • PILL and Linear sign partnership deal to offer a comprehensive analytical testing and clinical trial package
  • Potential to double PILL’s analytical services revenue and break new ground in companion diagnostics
  • Partnership to target the fast-growing biopharmaceuticals and oncology markets
  • New service to commence January 2017

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Folkestone Enters JV For Hotel Development At Green Square

15th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) announced today that it had entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Furnished Property to develop a 142 room hotel at Green Square, Sydney.

The site, at 18 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria, is located within the $13 billion, 278 hectare Green Square Urban Regeneration Area (‘GSURA’) and is strategically located approximately 100 metres from the Green Square Train Station. The Sydney Airport Domestic and International Terminals are two and three stops respectively to the south with Central Station, one stop to the north. Green Square is one of the most significant urban transformation programs under construction in Australia, revitalising the industrial edge of Sydney’s inner south into a vibrant global village. Green Square Town Centre, which is the centerpiece of the GSURA, is in close proximity to the proposed hotel.

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TFS Corporation Chairman’s Address 2016 Annual General Meeting & Presentation

11th November 2016, ASX Announcement 

TFS delivered strong progress across the business in 2016 and we either met or exceeded our financial and operational targets, as well as delivered on a number of important strategic initiatives which position the Company well for the coming years.

At a financial level, the Company’s performance met the earnings guidance that was provided at the start of the year. FY2016 Cash EBITDA – which is the best measure of how the business has performed – was $62.2 million, up 8% on FY2015. Cash revenue of $175.5 million was 16% higher than FY2015, with increases across all the Company’s main revenue streams. Net Profit After Tax of $90.1 million was lower than FY2015, however this was due to a reduction in non-cash revenue driven by foreign currency movements. Our cash position at year end was a strong $107 million, putting TFS in a strong position to deliver further growth in FY2017. The Board also elected to maintain a final fully franked dividend of 3 cents per share.

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World’s First Real Jetpack Now On Sale

11th November 2016, International Business Times By Mary-Ann Russon

Always wanted to fly? Well, your dream could soon come true as an Australian invention that flew around the Statue of Liberty using a jetpack is now finally available for sale.

In November 2015, David Mayman made international news and set a new record for demonstrating that he was able to use a jet turbine-powered backpack to vertically take off and fly up to a height of 200ft, where he circled the Statue of Liberty on Staten Island.

Jetpack Aviation, co-founded by Mayman and award-winning inventor Nelson Tyler, claims that the jetpack invention is the world’s only “true jetpack” because it looks and functions just like fictional descriptions of the device – a backpack with two turbine engines attached to it that propels the wearer into the air.

The JB-10 JetPack is powered by either diesel or kerosene and requires no licence to fly. In contrast, other jetpack inventions currently being developed require rocket fuel to work, are too big to really be called a jetpack, like the Martin Jetpack “personal jetpack” by New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company, which is powered by a V4 200 horsepower petrol engine controlling two ducted fans.

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Proteomics PromarkerD Test Kit Production Deal Signed

11th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Medtech company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL, ASX: PIQ) today reached a strategic milestone in its commercialisation pathway for PromarkerD, the company’s predictive test for diabetic kidney disease.

  • PILL signs production contract with Monash Antibody Technologies Facility
  • Custom antibodies will be designed to recognise the diabetic kidney disease ‘fingerprints’
  • Strategic milestone in production of a pathology lab test

The company has signed a contract with the Monash Antibody Technologies Facility to produce the custom antibodies needed for a multiplex ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), which is the precursor to a pathology lab In vitro Diagnostic (IVD) test.

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iFAST Acquire Insurance Brokerage Firm In Hong Kong

14th November 2016, iFAST Corporation

The Board of Directors of iFAST Corporation Ltd. (“the Company” or together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) wishes to announce that the Company had entered into an Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of the entire share capital of Canadian Financial Consultants Limited (“Canadian Financial Consultants”), representing 100,000 shares of HK$1.00 each in the issued and paid-up share capital of Canadian Financial Consultants from Ripcord Limited and Befriend Company Limited (“Acquisition”).

Canadian Financial Consultants is principally engaged in insurance brokerage in Hong Kong. It is a member of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers (“CIB”) for the lines of business in General Insurance and Long Term (including linked long term) Insurance. Canadian Financial Consultants is also registered with the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority of Hong Kong (“MPF”) to act as a MPF Principal intermediary.

The Acquisition will allow the Group to conduct insurance brokerage activities in Hong Kong and expand the range of products available on its investment platforms.

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4Dx Features In The Australian

14th November 2016, The Australian By Sarah-Jayne Tasker

A “dream job” studying airflow through jet engines has led to an innovative lung imaging system that Professor Andreas Fouras is convinced will disrupt a $25 billion a year global industry and dramatically change healthcare outcomes.

The Australian father of five, who has relocated his family to Los Angeles to progress his venture, says he has found his opportunity to make a difference.

With his team at 4DX, he has devised a new way of imaging the lungs by showing in real-time motion how air flows through them, pinpointing the areas that aren’t working well and those that are.

Professor Fouras says given the best technology for imaging the lungs is 50 years old, his innovation, which relies on computer software and four-dimensional imaging technology, is the next generation of care.

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The Room Xchange: The New Way To Experience Travel

10th November 2016, Travel Weekly By Kate Webster

Tourism is an integral part of australian life. Aussies love nothing more than to welcome overseas guests to their beloved land down under. In fact, 7.99 million visitors landed on our shores in the year ending august 2016, which was an 18.9 per cent increase on the previous year (abs overseas arrivals and departures, australia, august 2016.)

When it comes to the big spenders of overseas travel, surprisingly, the millennials trump the baby boomers and come top of the list. Interestingly, millennials tend to shy away from buying luxury goods, such as a car and a house, and are veering more towards a share economy in many aspects of their lives. (Goldman SCHS 2016).

For centuries, people have been happy to share their things with family, friends or even a neighbour in need to reduce costs. Not surprisingly, more and more are seeing the benefits of this living style in many aspects of their lives and choosing to adopt a share economy approach. The travel and tourism industry is seeing the benefits of this fast, expanding concept.

The Room Xchange is a perfect example of this. This innovative business is an online marketplace that connects busy people with a spare room in their house with guests who provide a couple of hours a day of help around the house each day in Xchange for food and accommodation.

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Investors Central – A Smart Road to Wealth

Investors Central is an Australian owned, unlisted public company that raises capital to invest in the national automobile loans market.  Since 2010 Investors Central has achieved steady growth in both revenue and profit on the back of vehicle financing through its’ automobile lending business Finance One.

Investors Central has released the 2016-17 Prospectus offering interest rates up to 14.35%. with terms from 1 year to 5 years.

Highlights of the Year

  • Earned income up to 49.4% to $15.55m
  • Net Profit before tax up 31.0% to $2.75m
  • Net Profit after tax up 30.6% to $1.92m
  • Total Equity up 49.4% to $5.84m
  • Loan Book increased by 55.4% to $57.35m
  • Finance one has firmly established itself as a significant player within the automotive finance market sector.  Finance One currently has over 1070 finance brokers across Australia.

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Peppermint Innovation Enters Partnership with GCash

19th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Peppermint to utilise GCash products and services to empower the Peppermint Agent App, a specific technology platform developed and built for established agent networks.
  • Pilot program planned with up to 2,000 agents to examine the benefits of the co-operative effort.
  • Arrangements to increase distribution of GCash’s offering and provide Peppermint Agents with access to GCash’s non-bank network and the ATM network in the Philippines.
  • Potential to increase domestic and international transactions across the Peppermint platform and drive revenues.

Peppermint Innovation Limited (ASX:PIL), (the “Company” or “Peppermint”) is pleased to announce that it has now signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Globe subsidiary G-Xchange, Inc.; provider of Globe’s GCash offering.

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Investors Continuing To Back Brisbane’s Middle Ring Despite Media “Oversupply”

9th November 2016, The Urban Developer

Daniel Erez is the Managing Director at Newground Capital Partners, a real estate investment manager with a focus on structured finance and direct property funds. Newground Capital originates, structures and manages both debt and equity capital into opportunistic and value-add real estate investments.

With mainstream media pushing a ‘doom and gloom’ view of the residential property market, it’s easy to understand why sentiment has softened – but recent activity clearly demonstrates that investor confidence in the market remains.

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SUDA Enters Licensing Agreement For ZolpiMist in China

9th November 2016, ASX Announcement

SUDA LTD (ASX: SUD), a leader in oro-mucosal drug delivery, and Eddingpharm (Asia) Macao Commercial Offshore Limited (Eddingpharm), a leading Chinese pharmaceutical company, today announce that the companies have entered into an exclusive license agreement for the development and commercialisation of SUDA’s novel ZolpiMist™ oral spray of zolpidem tartrate to treat insomnia in China. Once approved by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), ZolpiMist would be the first imported fast-acting oral spray of zolpidem tartrate available in China.

Under the terms of the agreement, SUDA receives an upfront cash payment of US$300,000 (approx. A$400,000) and is entitled to receive a further milestone payment of US$200,000 (approx. A$260,000) following registration of the product in China.

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Lonsec Approves DomaCom

7th November 2016, Professional Planner

DomaCom is pleased to announce that Lonsec have reviewed DomaCom’s fractional property investment fund and given it an Approved rating.

DomaCom CEO, Arthur Naoumidis, said, “Whilst we have several reviews and ratings from other agencies which have led 41 AFSLs to place our Fund on their approved product list, the reality is an approved rating from Lonsec will have a greater impact, increasing the number of dealer groups, exposing the Fund to their advisers and giving them more confidence to bring fractional property under their advice”.

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Thinxtra Launches $5 Million Program to Create Smart Cities in Remote Australia

4th November 2016, StartUp Smart By Dinushi Dias

An Internet of Things (IoT) powerhouse is launching a $5 million program to get 50 Australian councils connected to a network that will ignite new life into dead objects and devices.

Thinxtra is offering to install the SIGFOX network in regional Australian towns that have at least 10,000 residents.

As part of the initiative, the connectivity provider will also give development kits to local accelerators and incubators so they can start building IoT solutions that work with the network.

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Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund – October 2016 Monthly Report

October 2016
Over the 12 month period ended 31 October 2016, the Fund returned +11.20% (after fees, before tax) outperforming the Benchmark return of +6.39% by +4.81%.

The Monthly Report provides a snapshot of the Fund and the A-REIT sector’s performance.
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The Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund is a high conviction, actively managed fund, that gives investors exposure to a mix of quality listed A-REITs that own assets across the retail, residential, commercial, industrial and real estate related social infrastructure sectors.

  • Investment Expertise
  • Exposure to Listed Real Estate
  • High Conviction, Active Strategy
  • Daily Liquidity
  • Quarterly Distributions
  • Strategic Capacity Limit

 

Tesserent Sale of Sonar/MyNet IP

8th November 2016, ASX Announcement

  • Tesserent sells Sonar/MyNet IP to Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited (ASX:FZO) for $3.8m, consisting of $3.5m cash and $0.3m in FZO shares, subject to condition precedent.
  • Tesserent continues to sell and fully support Sonar/MyNet services globally and has been appointed as the exclusive reseller of Sonar/MyNet in Australia.
  • Tesserent retains existing education client base and remains focused on education-sector.
  • Substantial cash injection of $3.5m allows Tesserent to optimise market opportunities by making significant investments in its core business as a managed security service provider.
  • Sonar/MyNet sale significantly reduces Tesserent’s overheads for the continued development of the software, through headcount reduction.
  • Model allows Tesserent’s offering to scale profitably on a variable-cost, on-demand basis.
  • Tesserent and Family Zone’s working relationship provides an exciting opportunity to expand the cyber safety market, with technologies designed for use within schools and the home environment.

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Charter Hall Long WALE REIT

8th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Charter Hall Group (ASX:CHC) (Charter Hall or the Group) today announced that following the fully underwritten Institutional and Broker Firm Offers for the Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (Long WALE REIT or the REIT), there has been strong demand totalling $75.7 million from its retail and high net worth clients to participate in the Group Offer and DIF Reinvestment Offer as described in the Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement dated 27 October 2016.

As a result, the Charter Hall Group commitment to be allocated up to $210 million of units in the REIT (being the $ value of equity co-investments rolled into the REIT by the Group) will be reduced to $134.3 million of units in the REIT, representing a 16.24% interest alongside its equity partners.

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Altech Commences Soil Survey at Johor HPA Site

8th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Altech commences soil drilling and survey at Johor HPA site
  • Requirement as part of detailed civil design and engineering
  • M+W Group (Singapore) co-ordinating work

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to advise that it has commenced soil survey drilling at the site of its proposed high purity alumina (HPA) plant in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex, Johor, Malaysia.

Site topography, soil stability and soil analysis are required to finalise the HPA plant civil design and engineering. The Singapore office of M+W Group, Altech’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contactor, is coordinating the drilling, soil studies, civil design and engineering work. The work will include a full analysis of the soil profile of the site and a determination of the piling and civil requirements.

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Meme Australian Share Fund October Factsheet and Performance Review

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE: To outperform the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index over rolling three year periods, through active investment in ASX listed securities outside the S&P/ASX 20.

INVESTMENT APPROACH: The Fund takes an evidence-based quantitative approach to investing and uses a robust and back-tested trend-following strategy to identify investment opportunities expected to provide both positive price appreciation and relative price outperformance over the medium to long term. The Fund rigorously applies a set of capital management rules to manage both risk and return such that any losses are taken while they are small while gains are given room to compound until their long-term price trends become exhausted or their relative out-performance becomes impaired.

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YPB Signs Supply Agreement with Orora

7th November 2016, ASX Announcement

  • In May 2016 YPB announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) with packaging company Orora (ASX: ORA)
  • MOU now superseded by Supply Agreement
  • YPB to offer full suite of products to Orora customers

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) is pleased to confirm that following the signing of an MOU with Orora Limited (ASX:ORA) in May, a Supply Agreement for YPB’s full PROTECT, DETECT, CONNECT solutions suite has now been executed. Under the agreement YPB and Orora will partner to take YPB’s Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions to Orora’s customers.

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Leaf Resources Voted World’s 4th Hottest Emerging Company

7th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Leaf Resources (ASX:LER, “Leaf” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has been voted number 4 in the 2016-2017 Top 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy during the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in San Francisco.

This is the second consecutive year Leaf has been voted into the Top 40 list with the Company climbing to fourth place from number 32. This renewed recognition signifies the progress Leaf Resources has made in the last 12 months towards the commercialisation of their Glycell technology and the recognition by the industry of the importance of the Glycell process.

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Alcidion to Conduct WA Roadshow and Meeting with WA Minister for Health

7th November 2016, ASX Announcement

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) today announced a two-day roadshow aimed at extending relationships in Western Australia.

Executive Director and CEO of Alcidion, Mr. Ray Blight will be meeting with numerous stakeholders throughout the state health system, both public and private, over the two-day trip.

Meeting with WA Minister for Health

We are also very excited that we have secured a meeting with West Australian Minister for Health, the Hon. Jon Day on Tuesday, 15th November 2016.The meeting will be an opportunity for Alcidion to explore the WA health system and understand its goals and future focuses.

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GetCapital Awarded 2nd Fastest Growing Company in Australia

7th November 2016

GetCapital has been recognized as the Australia’s 2nd fastest growing business in SmartCompany’s 2016 Smart50 Awards.

The Smart 50 Awards celebrate smart, innovative and fast-growing SMEs and this year the awards attracted more than 200 entrants. Finalists were ranked according to overall growth over a three-year period and GetCapital secured second place, thanks to an overall growth rate of 949% achieved over the past 3 years.

Jamie Osborn, GetCapital Chief Executive Officer said the award is a testament to a hardworking and talented team.

“We are very pleased to receive the recognition for the growth that GetCapital has been able to achieve over the past 3 years. It is a strong endorsement of the hard work of the entire GetCapital team. That said, we are only in the first innings of our company’s development and our focus is very much on the next 3 years of our growth story”.

‘We have a number of key initiatives underway to further improve the delivery of our products and services to our clients and partners. It’s an exciting time for our company and there are some very big things planned for 2017.” he said.

AsiaPhos Signs MOU with Key Customer

4th November 2016

AsiaPhos Limited (“AsiaPhos” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), a Singapore-headquartered mineral resources company focused on exploring and mining phosphate with a vertically-integrated business model, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sichuan Mianzhu Norwest Phosphate Chemical Limited (“Mianzhu Norwest”), had on 3 November 2016, entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Mianyang Aostar Phosphorus Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (绵阳启明星磷化工有限公司) (“Mianyang Aostar”), to collaborate on certain initiatives in relation to the Group’s operations.

The initiatives under the MOU include (i) promoting the development of the market for Pin the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”); (ii) the supply of phosphate rocks by Mianzhu Norwest to Mianyang Aostar; (iii) the purchase of phosphate-based chemical products from each party to satisfy third party orders; and (iv) the purchase of electricity by Mianzhu Norwest by leveraging on Mianyang Aostar’s existing electricity arrangements, details of which are as further described below.

Mianyang Aostar is one of the biggest manufacturers in the PRC of yellow phosphorus, phosphoric acid and related phosphate products and purchases phosphate rocks from the Group.

Dr Ong Hian Eng (王显荣博士), Chief Executive Officer of AsiaPhos Limited said,

“This MOU formally seals the close and longstanding relationship we have with Mianyang Aostar, which is one of our key customers. The considerable synergies we have offer many partnership opportunities, which we believe can help to achieve better market positioning, competitive advantages and cost savings, amongst other benefits. We are confident that this will be a mutually-rewarding collaboration and over time, will enhance the Group’s performance.”

Collaboration Initiatives

The collaboration initiatives contemplated under the MOU include the following:

1.      Mianzhu Norwest and Mianyang Aostar will seek to enhance communication of information between them in relation to the market for P4 in the PRC, with the aim of establishing reasonable pricing and the prevention of unfair competition.

2.      Mianzhu Norwest will prioritise the fulfilment of purchase orders from Mianyang Aostar for phosphate rocks from the Group, subject to the Group’s internal requirements. Under the MOU, Mianyang Aostar has indicated that it may purchase approximately 20,000 tonnes of phosphate rocks and up to 100,000 tonnes of phosphate rocks from the Group in the remaining months of 2016 and in 2017 respectively.

3.      Mianzhu Norwest and Mianyang Aostar will seek to purchase phosphate-based chemical products from each other to satisfy orders which are in excess of their respective available inventory or capacity (where applicable).

4.      Mianzhu Norwest will explore the purchase of electricity at preferential rates, by leveraging on Mianyang Aostar’s existing electricity arrangements.

Long Pipes Fluid Highway Wins at the Australian Technologies Competition

At the Australian Technologies  Competition, Showcase and Awards event, held at the  Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 Long Pipes Fluid Highway was awarded the:-

People’s Choice  Award, by the audience of 220 people with representatives from the Australian Government, The UK Government, VC’s, Investment institutions, banks, private investors and other competitors who represent some of Australia’s top technology companies.  Long Pipes presenter Neil Graham was presented with the award by Mr Paul Hogan as the representative for the NSW Government and was informed that the support for Long Pipes by the audience had been overwhelming.

The Energy Resources Award, from the Oil, Gas, Coal and Uranium industry; was awarded by Jill Stejduhar General Manager of  the of National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)  (a federal government body) who said that the judges considered that Long Pipes was “head and shoulders the winner”.

Long Pipes is proud to be a recipient of these awards from the Australian Technologies Competition audience and judging committee.

Tesserent Appointed as Alienvault Platinum Partner

3rd November  2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • AlienVault has appointed Tesserent as a Platinum Partner.
  • AlienVault technology will be used to provide new products and services to Tesserent’s customers.
  • This partnership adds unified security management, security information and event management (SIEM) and enhanced threat detection to Tesserent’s managed security offering.

Tesserent Limited (ASX: TNT) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with AlienVault®, a leading provider of Unified Security Management (USM)TM as a Platinum Partner. The AlienVault USM platform enables Tesserent to quickly deploy and efficiently monitor customer environments. With robust and integrated asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, behavioural monitoring, SIEM, intrusion detection, and threat intelligence capabilities, AlienVault USM will expand and enhance Tesserent’s service offerings.

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Bulletproof 2016 AGM Chairman’s Address & Presentation

3rd November 2016, ASX Announcement

  • It has been a very busy and successful year for Bulletproof, a year with quality growth as a focus and 2017 should see more of the same.
  • Highlights since the last AGM on 13 November 2015 include:
  • The acquisition of the business assets of Cloud House (Completed Feb 2016), giving Bulletproof an immediate presence as the only Premier Consulting partner for AWS in New Zealand, and brought on a number of high quality customers such as Xero.
  • Successful integration of the Infoplex acquisition, completed in October 2015, now fully integrated with the launch of Bulletproof’s new Private Cloud offering.
  • Record revenue growth for FY16 to $47.2m, compared with $28m in FY15, a growth rate of 69%, 31% being organic growth.
  • Winning the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Managed Cloud Provider of the year award, recognising the Company’s longstanding record of success, experience and industry leadership.
  • Successful production deployment of our Sell Anywhere retail integration product into Myer and other retailers.
  • Acquisition of several blue chip customers such as Xero, Adairs and Genworth increasing our customer count to over 750.  Consolidation of our Sydney head office from three locations into a single new CBD space in June.
  • Successful launch in recent days of Microsoft Azure product offering

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