MIAX Announces Launch Dates for Suite of New BRIXX Commercial Real Estate Futures on MGEX

Proprietary Index Products to be Exclusively Listed and Traded on MIAX Group Futures and Options Exchanges PRINCETON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX®, creator and operator of high-performance securities exchanges, products and services, today announced expected launch dates for cash-settled futures contracts on BRIXX™ Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Indexes developed by Advanced Fundamentals.  […]

Proprietary Index Products to be Exclusively Listed and Traded on MIAX Group Futures and Options Exchanges

PRINCETON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX®, creator and operator of high-performance securities exchanges, products and services, today announced expected launch dates for cash-settled futures contracts on BRIXX™ Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Indexes developed by Advanced Fundamentals.  BRIXX CRE Indexes track real-time changes in property values through a unique methodology using REITs as inputs to support benchmarking, hedging and portfolio allocation strategies for investors across multiple sectors.

BRIXX CRE Indexes are the first family of real estate indexes to incorporate commodity pricing to overcome the limitations of appraisal lag, self-reporting, and leverage disparities to establish an accurate view of the real estate market.  The performance of the BRIXX CRE Indexes is calculated on an unlevered basis using real-time pricing sourced from over $750 billion of institutional quality real estate.

Expected launch dates for BRIXX futures contracts are as follows:

Contract Name Expected Launch Date Trading Symbol Settlement Symbol
BRIXX Retail Futures October 18, 2021 BXT BRXST
BRIXX Office Futures November 8, 2021 BXO BRXSO
BRIXX Hospitality Futures November 22, 2021 BXH BRXSH
BRIXX Residential Futures November 22, 2021 BXR BRXSR

Cash-settled futures contracts will be listed on Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX™) via the CME Globex® platform and will be cleared by MGEX, a wholly owned subsidiary of MIAX’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings.  The launch of BRIXX Futures contracts remain subject to regulatory approval.

For more information about the BRIXX CRE Indexes and BRIXX CRE derivatives, please visit https://www.miaxoptions.com/brixx/overview.

Corporate Communications Contacts:

MIAX
Andy Nybo, SVP, Chief Communications Officer
609-955-2091
anybo@miami-holdings.com

About MIAX
MIAX’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX), and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).

MIAX, MIAX Pearl and MIAX Emerald are national securities exchanges registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that leverage MIAX’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide U.S. listed options trading to their member firms. MIAX serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY). In addition to options, MIAX Pearl facilitates the trading of cash equities through MIAX Pearl Equities™.

MGEX is a registered exchange with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Notice Registered Securities Futures Product Exchange with the SEC. MGEX serves as the exclusive market for a variety of products, including Hard Red Spring Wheat and SPIKES Futures. In addition, MGEX is a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) under the CFTC, providing DCM, DCO and cash market services in an array of asset classes.

The BSX is a leading electronic international securities market regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) specializing in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and insurance linked securities. A full member of the World Federation of Exchanges and affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the BSX is globally recognized, including by the SEC.

MIAX’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, and Hamilton, Bermuda.

To learn more about MIAX visit www.MIAXOptions.com.

To learn more about MGEX visit www.mgex.com.

To learn more about the BSX visit www.BSX.com.

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COTTON USA Announces United Nations Designates 7 October ‘World Cotton Day’ on Its Permanent Calendar

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The United Nations has announced that it will approve designating 7 October of each year as World Cotton Day on its permanent calendar. First launched in 2019 at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, World Cotton Day continues to grow each year. On World Cotton Day, […]

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The United Nations has announced that it will approve designating 7 October of each year as World Cotton Day on its permanent calendar. First launched in 2019 at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, World Cotton Day continues to grow each year.

On World Cotton Day, stakeholders from the global cotton community come together to speak on the many benefits of cotton including the facts that:

  • Cotton is grown in over 70 countries and provides an income to hundreds of millions of people every year.
  • A single ton of cotton provides year-round employment for an estimated 5 or 6 people (often in some of the most impoverished places on earth.)
  • Cotton is the only agricultural crop to provide both food and fiber.
  • Cotton has a negative carbon footprint and degrades 95% more than polyester in wastewater helping to keep our land and water clean.

The event theme for 2021 is ‘Cotton for Good’ to celebrate the fiber’s enduring positive impact. A virtual celebration will feature notable speakers such as Bert Jacobs, CEO and Co-Founder of Life is Good, and Maxine Bédat, Director of New Standard Institute. Other global industry experts include Cotton Council International, Viterra India, International Cotton Advisory Committee, Better Cotton Initiative, and African Cotton Foundation. Keynote topics include responsible fashion, sustainability, and the importance of cotton in countries around the world.

With the cotton industry’s focus on sustainability, attendees will learn about the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol®, which aligns with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to bring quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production.

To learn more about the activities planned for World Cotton Day, please visit www.worldcottonday.com. Follow #WorldCottonDay on social media and join the global conversation.

‫ COTTON USA تُعلِن عن قيام الأمم المتحدة بتخصيص يوم 7 أكتوبر كـ ‘اليوم العالمي للقطن’ في تقويمها الدائم

نيويورك, 4 أكتوبر 2021 — /PRNewswire/ أعلنت الأمم المتحدة أنها ستصادق على تخصيص يوم 7 أكتوبر من كل عام يومًا عالميًا للقطن في تقويمها الدائم. وقد تم إطلاقه لأول مرة في عام 2019 في المقر الرئيسي لمنظمة التجارة العالمية (WTO) في جنيف، ويستمر اليوم العالمي للقطن في النمو كل عام. في اليوم العالمي للقطن، يجتمع أصحاب […]

نيويورك, 4 أكتوبر 2021 — /PRNewswire/ أعلنت الأمم المتحدة أنها ستصادق على تخصيص يوم 7 أكتوبر من كل عام يومًا عالميًا للقطن في تقويمها الدائم. وقد تم إطلاقه لأول مرة في عام 2019 في المقر الرئيسي لمنظمة التجارة العالمية (WTO) في جنيف، ويستمر اليوم العالمي للقطن في النمو كل عام.

في اليوم العالمي للقطن، يجتمع أصحاب المصالح من مجتمع القطن العالمي للتحدث عن المزايا العديدة للقطن بما في ذلك حقائق:

  • أن القطن تتم زراعته في أكثر من 70 دولة ويوفر دخلاً لمئات الملايين من الناس كل عام.
  • يوفر طن واحد من القطن فرص عمل على مدار العام لما يُقدَّر بـ 5 أو 6 أشخاص (غالبًا في بعض أكثر الأماكن فقرًا على وجه الأرض).
  • القطن هو المحصول الزراعي الوحيد الذي يوفر كلاً من الغذاء والألياف.
  • يمتلك القطن بصمة كربونية سلبية ويتحلل بنسبة 95٪ أكثر من البوليستر في مياه الصرف الصحي مما يساعد في الحفاظ على نظافة أرضنا ومياهنا.

موضوع الحدث لعام 2021 هو ‘القطن من أجل الخير’ من أجل الاحتفال بالتأثير الإيجابي الدائم للألياف. وسيضم الاحتفال الافتراضي متحدثين بارزين مثل بيرت جاكوبس، الرئيس التنفيذي والمؤسس المشارك لشركة لايف إز جود (Life is Good)، وماكسين بيدات، مديرة معهد نيو ستاندرد. ومن بين خبراء الصناعة العالميين الآخرين مجلس القطن الدولي وفيترا إنديا (Viterra India)، واللجنة الاستشارية الدولية للقطن، ومبادرة القطن الأفضل (Better Cotton)، ومؤسسة القطن الأفريقي. وتشمل الموضوعات الرئيسية الموضة المسؤولة، والاستدامة، وأهمية القطن في البلدان حول العالم.

ومع تركيز صناعة القطن على الاستدامة، سيتعرف الحاضرون على بروتوكول الثقة في القطن الأمريكي®، والذي يتماشى مع أهداف التنمية المستدامة للأمم المتحدة من أجل تحقيق أهداف قابلة للقياس والتحقق منها والقياس لإنتاج القطن المستدام.

لمعرفة المزيد عن الأنشطة المخطَّط لها لليوم العالمي للقطن، يُرجى زيارة www.worldcottonday.com. تابع WorldCottonDay# على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي وانضم إلى المحادثة العالمية.

MINISO Opens New Flagship Store in One of the World’s Largest Shopping Malls in UAE

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lifestyle product retailer MINISO (NYSE: MNSO) has opened its new flagship store in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sept 24. Located in Dubai Mall, one of the most prestigious shopping malls in UAE, the 387 square meters flagship store set a new sales record for the opening day […]

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lifestyle product retailer MINISO (NYSE: MNSO) has opened its new flagship store in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sept 24. Located in Dubai Mall, one of the most prestigious shopping malls in UAE, the 387 square meters flagship store set a new sales record for the opening day

The Dubai Mall’s flagship store is the fifth MINISO’s new store since the pandemic began in 2020. So far, MINISO has opened 25 stores in UAE and five stores in Oman.

 MINISO opens a new flagship store in  Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping malls in UAE.

“Since January 2020, we have experienced varying degrees of restrictions in this market, including lockdowns and curfews. The pandemic has also prompted a shake-up of the entire offline retail industry. We seized the opportunity by entering some of UAE’s top malls and opening new stores that create an enjoyable shopping experience for our customers,” said Jack Li, Regional Director of MINISO.

MINISO has adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic in the UAE. When customers are not able to visit the offline stores during the pandemic, MINISO allows new communication using social media. To increase digital transformation amid the pandemic, since March 2020, MINISO has also worked with locally well-known online platforms such as Amazon, NOON, and MAF for selling its products. This becomes MINISO’s commitment to strengthen relationships with enterprise customers while establishing cooperation with more local online platforms.

The new physical stores: adapting to the changing customer needs

For physical stores, MINISO has also changed its in-store layout and product structure. In response to the surging demand for online learning during the pandemic, MINISO set up a digital learning products area in its stores. Special areas are also set up for popular hygiene products.

MINISO has conducted regular market research and identified the changing customer needs in UAE, such as home furnishing and accessories products. As a result, MINISO has built up a wall of accessories in the stores, which has become an attraction and led to the good sales performance of corresponding categories.

Through close conversations with customers, keeping an eye on the changing customer needs, and taking initiative actions in response to the uncertainties, MINISO continues its exploration with the UAE market. Going forward, MINISO aims to strengthen collaboration with UAE’s internet celebrities, in order to increase brand awareness across the UAE market and provide local customers with a more pleasant shopping experience.

About MINISO Group

MINISO is a lifestyle product retailer, offering high-quality household goods, cosmetics, food, and toys at affordable prices. Since its first store opened in Guangzhou in 2013, MINISO has 4,749 stores in 99 countries and regions as of June 30, 2021. With a focus on sleek design and fun trends, its mission is to enable everyone to enjoy life’s little surprises.

For more information, please visit
https://www.instagram.com/miniso.official/
www.miniso.com

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‫تفتتح MINISO متجرًا رئيسيًا جديدًا في أحد أكبر مراكز التسوق في العالم في الإمارات العربية المتحدة

غوانغزهو، الصين، 4 أكتوبر 2021 / بي آر نيوز واير / – تاجر تجزئة منتجات أسلوب الحياة MINISO (NYSE: افتتحت MNSO متجرها الرئيسي الجديد في الإمارات العربية المتحدة في 24 سبتمبر. يقع المتجر الرئيسي الذي تبلغ مساحته 387 مترًا مربعًا في دبي مول، أحد أرقى مراكز التسوق في الإمارات العربية المتحدة، وقد حقق رقمًا قياسيًا جديدًا […]

غوانغزهو، الصين، 4 أكتوبر 2021 / بي آر نيوز واير / – تاجر تجزئة منتجات أسلوب الحياة MINISO (NYSE: افتتحت MNSO متجرها الرئيسي الجديد في الإمارات العربية المتحدة في 24 سبتمبر. يقع المتجر الرئيسي الذي تبلغ مساحته 387 مترًا مربعًا في دبي مول، أحد أرقى مراكز التسوق في الإمارات العربية المتحدة، وقد حقق رقمًا قياسيًا جديدًا في المبيعات ليوم الافتتاح

المتجر الرئيسي في دبي مول هو خامس متجر MINISO جديد منذ أن بدأ الوباء في عام 2020. حتى الآن، افتتحت MINISO خمسة وعشرون متجرًا في الإمارات وخمسة متاجر في عمان.

MINISO opens a new flagship store in Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping malls in UAE.

منذ يناير 2020، واجهنا درجات متفاوتة من القيود في هذا السوق، بما في ذلك الإغلاق وحظر التجول. تسبب الوباء أيضًا في حدوث اضطرابات في مجال البيع بالتجزئة غير المتصلة بالإنترنت بالكامل. قال جاك لي، المدير الإقليمي لشركة MINISO: “لقد انتهزنا الفرصة بالدخول إلى بعض أفضل مراكز التسوق في الإمارات العربية المتحدة وافتتاح متاجر جديدة تخلق تجربة تسوق ممتعة لعملائنا”.

 تكيفت MINISO مع التحديات التي يفرضها الوباء في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. عندما لا يتمكن العملاء من زيارة المتاجر غير المتصلة بالإنترنت أثناء الوباء، تتيح MINISO التواصل الجديد باستخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي. لزيادة التحول الرقمي وسط الوباء، منذ مارس 2020 ، تعمل MINISO أيضًا مع منصات الإنترنت المعروفة محليًا مثل Amazon و NOON و MAF لبيع منتجاتها. يصبح هذا التزام MINISO بتقوية العلاقات مع الشركات العميلة مع إقامة تعاون مع المزيد من المنصات المحلية على الإنترنت.

المتاجر الفعلية الجديدة: التكيف مع احتياجات العملاء المتغيرة

بالنسبة إلى المتاجر الفعلية، غيّرت MINISO أيضًا تصميم المتجر وهيكل المنتج. استجابة للطلب المتزايد على التعلم الإلكتروني أثناء الوباء، نفذت MINISO منطقة منتجات التعلم الرقمي في متاجرها. يتم أيضًا إنشاء مناطق خاصة لمنتجات النظافة الشهيرة.

أجرت MINISO دراسات سوق دورية وحددت الاحتياجات المتغيرة للعملاء في الإمارات العربية المتحدة، مثل منتجات الأثاث والإكسسوارات المنزلية. ونتيجة لذلك، أقامت MINISO جدارًا من الأكسسوارات في المتاجر، والذي أصبح عامل جذب وأدى إلى أداء مبيعات جيد للفئات المعنية.

من خلال المحادثات المقربة مع العملاء، ومراقبة احتياجاتهم المتغيرة واتخاذ إجراءات المبادرة استجابةً للشكوك، تواصل MINISO استكشاف سوق الإمارات العربية المتحدة. تهدف MINISO في المستقبل إلى تعزيز التعاون مع مشاهير الإنترنت من الإمارات العربية المتحدة، لزيادة التوعية بالعلامة التجارية في سوق الإمارات العربية المتحدة وجعل تجربة تسوق العملاء المحليين أكثر متعة.

نبذة عن مجموعة MINISO :

MINISO هو متجر تجزئة لمنتجات أسلوب الحياة، يقدم أدوات منزلية عالية الجودة، ومستحضرات تجميل، وأطعمة ولعب أطفال بأسعار معقولة. منذ افتتاح أول متجر لها في قوانغتشو في عام 2013، كان لدى MINISO ما يعادل 4749 متجرًا في 99 دولة ومنطقة حتى تاريخ 30 يونيو 2021. مع التركيز على التصميم الأنيق والصيحات الجديدة الممتعة، تتمثل مهمتها في تمكين الجميع من الاستمتاع بمفاجآت الحياة الصغيرة.

لمزيد من المعلومات، يُرجى زيارة:

https://www.instagram.com/miniso.official/

 www.miniso.com  

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DESTEN Unveils the World’s First EV Ultra-Fast Charging Technology for Indonesian Market

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DESTEN, an ultra-fast charging battery pack and solution provider, is introducing the world’s first ultra-fast charging solution alongside a DESTEN designed and engineered electric car which can charge from 0% to 80% state of charge in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. This breakthrough technology showcase will be introduced to the […]

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DESTEN, an ultra-fast charging battery pack and solution provider, is introducing the world’s first ultra-fast charging solution alongside a DESTEN designed and engineered electric car which can charge from 0% to 80% state of charge in 4 minutes and 40 seconds.

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This breakthrough technology showcase will be introduced to the world in Jakarta this week. Later, DESTEN plans to showcase these innovations in a global roadshow starting in Asia, then The Middle East, Europe, and North America.

DESTEN’s ultra-fast charger, packed with 900kW of power, will be able to charge a DESTEN battery-powered car to achieve 500 km of range in less than 5-minutes.

Electric car adoption

The rollout of ultra-fast charging technology aims to overcome the major challenges in EV adoption, addressing drivers’ range and charging anxiety. DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging solutions enable drivers to charge an electric car as quickly as refueling a traditional combustion engine-powered car.

DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging makes charging more accessible for EV drivers in urban and high-density areas, as well as reducing the total number of charging systems required to service EV charging demand.

“Five-minute charging can make electric cars far more appealing than they are today as we don’t require a change in driving behaviors, leveraging the same publicly available petrol station infrastructures. Soon you will be able to purchase electric cars with DESTEN batteries inside, you will not have to wait to charge your car at a charging station any longer than it takes you to fuel your combustion car today,” said Siamak Kia, CEO of DESTEN Group.

Innovative battery technology

DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging capability is the result of its breakthrough discoveries in materials and cell structures, featuring novel chemical formulations produced on a custom manufacturing line. The cell can achieve an industry-leading 3,000 cycles and over 1.5 million kilometres of total driving range.

DESTEN Unveils the World's First EV Ultra-Fast Charging Technology for Indonesian Market

Fast charging usually entails high levels of heat build-up within batteries. Despite ultra-fast charging speeds, DESTEN batteries retain high thermal stability, remaining cool throughout operation. The batteries are also certified by external testing organizations to maintain temperatures of less than 15 degrees centigrade above ambient temperatures during operation.

Unlike other batteries, DESTEN battery cells do not require water cooling. This reduces costs and battery cooling systems’ weight, resulting in energy and cost savings.

DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging cells also allow for much-improved energy recuperation from driving. This creates the opportunity to design smaller battery packs for electric vehicles which cost less, making EVs more affordable.

With UN 38.3 certification, the battery has passed all safety tests, making it an ideal technology for automotive-grade battery solutions.

Better for the environment

The environment is one area in particular which DESTEN believes its eco-friendly battery technology can make a positive contribution to fighting climate change.

DESTEN’s battery cell technology is produced from primarily renewable energy sources, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.

“As our batteries last many times longer than typical electric car batteries, our technologies are environmentally friendlier and more sustainable. At the end of their life in an electric car, our batteries can be used in energy storage systems for various applications, expanding their useful life,” said Kia.

Cities of the future

DESTEN’s technology provides advanced solutions for the ‘Smart Grid’ infrastructures for Future Cities.

DESTEN Unveils the World's First EV Ultra-Fast Charging Technology for Indonesian Market

These solutions address key challenges in energy transmission and management, such as frequency regulation and solving increased energy demand resulting from the proliferation of electric vehicles on the roads. DESTEN’s energy storage solutions also provide access to power for remote communities and off-grid industrial sites.

“DESTEN and Indonesia’s government have common goals to electrify mobility and integrate more sustainable energy projects into the existing grid. With the shift towards renewable energy in Indonesia and huge economic potential from the development of the entire battery value chain, Indonesia will strengthen its position as a global hub in energy innovation and one of the leaders of the international sustainability movement,” said Kia.

With the innovative technology from DESTEN, local governments, industries and academic institutes will be able to drive innovation in partnership with DESTEN to bring ultra-fast charging solutions and battery packs for electric cars to local and global markets.

For more information, visit www.Desten.com

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