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German ice cream manufacturer sets up regional headquarters in Hong Kong******
HONG KONG, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- German-based ice-cream manufacturer Martosca announced Wednesday that it had opened its regional headquarters in Hong Kong, leveraging Hong Kong's strategic location to bring its organic premium ice cream and fruit sorbet brands to the region.
"We have already secured three Hong Kong retailers to launch our dairy and fruit sorbet products both online and offline. We also target to launch two new product ranges next year to further develop our product portfolio in the city. Hong Kong will be our perfect launchpad to introduce our brands in the region," according to the company's Director of Sales Asia Pacific Oliver Matthees.
"Hong Kong is not only the business center of Asia Pacific markets but also an international hub with favorable conditions to set up a company. It is easy, efficient, and transparent to do business here. Our Hong Kong regional headquarters is fully responsible for our expansion in the Asia Pacific and will manage sales, logistics, daily operations, and coordination with our Germany headquarters and our Thailand branch office," he added.
Martosca produces organic ice cream in dairy as well as fruit sorbets in vegan, that are certified as Demeter, which is one of the strictest standards for organic agriculture worldwide. Its products are not only popular in Germany and other European markets, but also are getting a very good response from Hong Kong retailers, Matthees said.
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Charles Ng said, "We are happy to see that Martosca has chosen Hong Kong as its regional base to introduce its brands to the region. The city's free port status, easy customs procedures and well-established logistics and transportation network make it an ideal place for Martosca to operate and manage its business in the region." Enditem
Japan to ban entry of new foreign arrivals to guard against Omicron variant******
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the government will ban the entry of all foreign nationals in principle from Tuesday amid concerns over the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.。
Kishida told local media that the decision was made to avoid the worst-case scenario, adding that "It is a temporary measure until information about the Omicron variant becomes clear."。
Japan has already suspended the exemption for people who have recently been to any of nine African countries including Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.。
Juve conquers Salernitana in Serie A******
ROME, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Juventus finished November with a win as a pair of strikes from Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala gave the Old Lady a 2-0 away victory over Salernitana on Tuesday.。
Juve was desperate for a win after two consecutive defeats between the Champions League and the Serie A.。
Juve dominated the ball possession from the very beginning and broke the deadlock in the 20th minute with a great team move, as Dybala completed a give-and-go with Dejan Kulusevski before the Argentine drilled home on the edge of the box.。
The Old Lady continued its dominance and Giorgio Chiellini found the net in the 28th minute, but it was canceled as Moise Kean was offside during the play.。
The away side sealed the win in the 69th minute when Federico Bernardeschi squared for Morata to cushion into the net from close range.。
Dybala should have bagged a brace in the stoppages time, but he ballooned his penalty created by Morata over the bar.。
With the win, Juve ranks seventh with 24 points, 11 behind leader Napoli who visits Sassuolo on Wednesday.。
Also on Tuesday, Mario Pasalic's hat-trick inspired Atalanta to humiliate Venezia 4-0, Fiorentina overturned Sampdoria 3-1, Hellas Verona shared the spoils with Cagliari 0-0. Enditem。