eXp Realty Unveils Innovative Partnership with HomeHunter To Streamline International Property Search

eXp Realty Unveils Innovative Partnership with HomeHunter To Streamline International Property Search

eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” and the core subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), announced today a new partnership with HomeHunter, an innovative web application designed to improve the home search process for consumers across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” and the core subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), announced today a new partnership with HomeHunter, an innovative web application designed to improve the home search process for consumers across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.

HomeHunter is powered by WikiRealty and goes beyond a traditional search tool, providing a personalized, comprehensive and centralized platform for an easy global home search. It goes beyond the limits of individual searches to streamline the hunt for a home, bringing together data from numerous international platforms. It also features an intuitive bookmarking function that allows users to save their favorite properties from different regions and platforms with just a single click, and provides a curated list of property suggestions based on user search history.

“HomeHunter is poised to become a core source for listing data all over the world with unprecedented opportunities,” said Glenn Sanford, founder and CEO of eXp Realty. “We are immensely proud to be the pioneering brokerage to offer our agents access to this tool to improve the home search experience for their clients. It exemplifies our commitment to enhancing our agents’ value proposition on an international scale. By streamlining the home-buying process for consumers, this tool empowers eXp Realty agents to allocate more of their time to revenue-generating opportunities.”

About eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela® and SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty is the largest independent real estate company in the world with more than 89,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Chile, Poland and Dubai and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.

For more information, visit https://expworldholdings.com

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งาน Tomorrow.Blue Economy สำรวจโอกาสทางทะเลเพื่ออนาคตที่ยั่งยืน

บาร์เซโลนา ประเทศสเปน, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — การส่งเสริมและการพัฒนาโอกาสความเป็นไปได้ของเศรษฐกิจสีน้ำเงิน (Blue Economy) และการสนับสนุนการอนุรักษ์ทรัพยากรทางทะเลและมหาสมุทรเพื่อเป็นตัวขับเคลื่อนการเติบโตทางเศรษฐกิจ ทั้งหมดนี้คือเป้าหมายของ Tomorrow.Blue Economy (TBE) ซึ่งเป็นงานที่จะรวบรวมผู้เชี่ยวชาญจากนานาชาติ โดยจะจัดขึ้นระหว่างวันที่ 7 ถึง 9 พฤศจิกายน ณ ฟีร่า เดอ บาร์เซโลนา กรานเวีย (Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via) เพื่อไขว่คว้าหาโอกาสและความท้าทายของภาคส่วนนี้ที่มีความสำคัญต่ออนาคตของโลก

งานนี้จัดขึ้นโดย Fira de Barcelona สภาเทศบาลเมืองบาร์เซโลนา โดยร่วมมือกับ Barcelona Activa, ท่าเรือบาร์เซโลนา, สภามหาสมุทรโลก (WOC) ซึ่งเป็นองค์กรธุรกิจนานาชาติชั้นนำในภาคเศรษฐกิจทางทะเลที่ยั่งยืน และ Smart Ports: Piers of the Future ซึ่งเป็นกลุ่มพันธมิตรที่ประกอบด้วยท่าเรือของแอนต์เวิร์ป-บรูจส์ บาร์เซโลนา ปูซาน กอเทนเบิร์ก แฮมเบิร์ก ลอสแอนเจลิส มอนทรีออล และรอตเตอร์ดัม เพื่อส่งเสริมการปฏิรูปท่าเรือสู่ระบบดิจิทัลและสร้างความยั่งยืน โดยจะเน้นถึงความเป็นไปได้ของการใช้ทรัพยากรทางทะเลอย่างรับผิดชอบ

ในการจัดงานครั้งที่สองนี้ TBE จะรวบรวมผู้เชี่ยวชาญ นักวิทยาศาสตร์ บริษัท ธุรกิจสตาร์ทอัป และสถาบันต่าง ๆ เพื่อร่วมแบ่งปันโซลูชันและประสบการณ์ในการสร้างความก้าวหน้าให้กับเส้นทางนี้บนพื้นฐานของนวัตกรรมโดยใช้แนวทางแบบสหวิทยาการ และผ่านความร่วมมือระหว่างภาครัฐและภาคเอกชน โปรแกรมจะนำเสนอหัวข้อต่าง ๆ อาทิ การเปลี่ยนแปลงสภาพภูมิอากาศ การเงิน พลังงานนอกชายฝั่ง การบริหารทรัพยากรน้ำ ความหลากหลายทางชีวภาพ การขนส่งทางทะเลที่เป็นมิตรต่อสิ่งแวดล้อม ท่าเรืออัจฉริยะ การล่องเรือเพื่อนันทนาการ การท่องเที่ยว และอาชีพในภาคส่วนเศรษฐกิจสีน้ำเงิน

วิทยากรบางส่วนได้แก่ Aurora Catà, รองประธานของ America’s Cup Events Barcelona; Michael DiBernardo, รองผู้อำนวยการอาวุโสฝ่ายการตลาดและลูกค้าสัมพันธ์ของ Port of Los Angeles; Vasileios Latinos, หัวหน้าฝ่ายความพร้อมในการรับมือการเปลี่ยนแปลงสภาพภูมิอากาศและการปรับตัว ประจำสำนักเลขาธิการยุโรปของ ICLEI; Jens Meier, ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหารของ Hamburg Port Authority; Lluís Salvadó, ประธานของ Port of Barcelona; Jordi Valls, รองนายกเทศมนตรีฝ่ายเศรษฐกิจ ภาษี การส่งเสริมเศรษฐกิจ และการท่องเที่ยว; และ Erwin Verstraelen, ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายดิจิทัลและนวัตกรรมของ Port of Antwerp-Bruges

ตามข้อมูลขององค์การสหประชาชาติ มีการประมาณการว่าเศรษฐกิจสีน้ำเงินสร้างเม็ดเงินที่มีมูลค่าถึง 1.5 ล้านล้านดอลลาร์สหรัฐให้กับเศรษฐกิจทั่วโลก และสร้างงานมากกว่า 30 ล้านตำแหน่ง อีกทั้งยังจัดหาแหล่งโปรตีนที่สำคัญให้แก่ประชากรมากกว่าสามพันล้านคน นอกจากนี้ รายงานจากองค์การเพื่อความร่วมมือทางเศรษฐกิจและการพัฒนา (OECD) ยังคาดการณ์ว่าเศรษฐกิจทางทะเลอาจจะมีขนาดใหญ่ขึ้นเป็นสองเท่าและมีมูลค่าถึง 3 ล้านล้านดอลลาร์สหรัฐภายในปี 2030

งาน Tomorrow.Blue Economy, Tomorrow.Mobility, Tomorrow.Building และ PUZZLE X จะจัดขึ้นพร้อม ๆ กับงาน Smart City Expo World Congress ซึ่งเป็นงานที่จัดแสดงนวัตกรรมสำหรับเมืองและชุมชนเมืองที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก ทั้งนี้ คาดว่างานทั้งหมดนี้จะมีผู้เข้าร่วมจัดนิทรรศการกว่า 1,000 ราย และมีผู้แทนจากเมืองต่าง ๆ มากกว่า 800 เมือง และ 140 ประเทศ และมีวิทยากร 600 ท่าน

หากสื่อมวลชนต้องการสอบถาม กรุณาติดต่อ:

Salvador Bilurbina
อีเมล: sbilurbina@firabarcelona.com
โทร: +34628162674

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Japan’s WAFUU.COM: 20-Language Global Expansion, 1200%+ Growth

Operated by QRESTIA Inc., WAFUU.COM is a Japan-based e-commerce site that offers a curated selection of Japanese cosmetics, snacks, anime, games, and gadgets. We aim to share the allure of Japan globally, offering multi-language support and extensive shipping options.

WAFUU.COM: Japan-Based Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Expands to 70 Countries with 20-Language Support

WAFUU.COM, a Japan-based e-commerce platform, breaks new ground by expanding its shipping network to 70 countries and providing a 20-language interface, bringing Japanese culture closer to a global audience.


TOKYO, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s fascination with Japanese culture is far from waning, and WAFUU.COM, operated by QRESTIA Inc., has taken ambitious steps to meet this global demand. The growth rate of over 1200% (compared to the same month last year) is attributed to an expansive product range, multi-language support, the impact of a weaker yen, and an expanded target audience.

This initiative was brought to life by a team deeply passionate about sharing the beauty of Japan. WAFUU.COM has recently expanded its offerings by initiating shipping to 70 countries and adding support for 20 languages, breaking down previous challenges of restricted shipping zones, high shipping costs, and language barriers to reach an even wider audience than before.

This growth suggests that our multi-language platform is effectively reaching countries that previously had limited access to Japanese products. As we continue to refine the user experience, several future upgrades are planned to make the platform more user-friendly. “We have always aimed to build a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world, and this new initiative helps us do just that,” says FUKADA HIDEMASA, CEO of QRESTIA Inc.

Before pivoting to its current e-commerce model, WAFUU.COM was engaged in a business that actively utilized web marketing. This well-honed expertise and experience have been seamlessly transitioned into their new venture in cross-border e-commerce. Product selection is backed by comprehensive market research and AI technology, taking into account both global and local Japanese trends as well as online and offline purchasing data. Building on previous experience with multi-language business operations, the company has also accelerated its multi-language support, making Japanese products more accessible than ever. This multi-faceted approach ensures a product lineup that resonates with a diverse customer base.” For more information, visit https://wafuu.com/

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Verisk Estimates Industry Insured Losses from Hurricane Otis to Range from MXN 50 Billion to MXN 110 Billion (~USD 3 Billion to 6 Billion)

Otis becomes strongest landfalling hurricane on record in this region and the fourth most intense in the nation’s history

BOSTON, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading global data analytics and technology provider, estimates industry insured losses to onshore property for Hurricane Otis will likely fall from MXN 50 billion to MXN 110 billion (~USD 3 billion to 6 billion). The industry loss range includes insured estimates of wind and precipitation-induced flood across Otis’s track. Most of the modeled loss is attributable to wind.

Meteorological History of Otis 

Hurricane Otis first became a tropical depression on October 22, with the forecast at the time anticipating it not reaching hurricane strength nor reaching land. At 1:00 am local time Tuesday, Otis remained a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. As Otis continued to strengthen that morning, the official forecast was increased to bring the cyclone to hurricane intensity by landfall. Early that afternoon the storm was found to have maximum sustained winds now at 110 mph.

Otis continued to intensify at a remarkable pace over the next several hours, reaching Saffir-Simpson category 5 status by 11 p.m. local time – meaning Otis had increased its maximum winds by 115 mph in just 25 hours. Otis made landfall two and a half hours later with maximum sustained wind estimates of 165 mph. Interaction with the mountainous terrain of southern Mexico quickly dissipated Otis as it moved inland. By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center had downgraded Otis to a tropical depression and issued its final advisory on the storm, just 15 hours after it reached the Pacific coast of Mexico as the strongest landfalling hurricane on record in this region.

Hazard and Damage Observations 

Few wind measuring stations survived the storm and provided reliable data on wind speeds. One station near Acapulco that endured the storm recorded a peak wind gust of 135 mph. Observations from aircraft as well as satellite data were used to help constrain the modeled windfield. Maximum rainfall amounts along the coast generally fell between 8 and 12 inches, with a widespread 2+ inches across much of the state of Guerrero.

The coastline of Acapulco contains many larger apartment and condominium buildings as well as hotels. Many of those had a majority of the windows blown out by Otis’s devastating winds. Roof covering damage was also noted on many buildings near the coast. Smaller commercial and residential buildings in Acapulco saw major damage as well, with cladding tossed from walls, roofs torn off and debris scattered. Significant damage was also observed to the north and west of Acapulco. In Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, there was minor damage to a hospital as well as significant damage to residential structures observed.

Damage to coastal and inland exposures in and around Acapulco was catastrophic.

Insurance take up for residential risks is quite low in Mexico, though a bit higher for commercial risks. However, it is likely there is higher residential insurance take up in Acapulco, particularly in direct coastal areas, than across the rest of the state of Guerrero.

Included in the industry insured loss estimate are losses to onshore residential, commercial and industrial properties and automobiles for their building, contents and time element coverage from wind and precipitation induced flood.

Verisk’s modeled insured loss estimates do not consider:

  • Losses paid out by any sovereign or government protection programs
  • Losses from coastal storm surge
  • Losses to inland marine, ocean-going marine cargo and hull, and pleasure boats/yachts
  • Losses to uninsured properties
  • Losses to infrastructure
  • Losses from extra-contractual obligations
  • Losses from hazardous waste cleanup, vandalism or civil commotion, whether directly or indirectly caused by the event
  • Loss adjustment expenses

About Verisk
Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) is a leading strategic data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry. It empowers clients to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud and make informed decisions about global risks, including climate change, extreme events, ESG and political issues. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk helps build global resilience for individuals, communities and businesses. With teams across more than 20 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit Verisk.com and the Verisk Newsroom.

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Salsify Announces a New Connector to NIQ Brandbank, Empowering Brands to Deliver Accurate, Complete, and Compliant Product Content to Leading Global Retailers

Salsify customers can centralize content and streamline syndication through NIQ Brandbank to their network of retailers’ digital shelves

BOSTON, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Salsify, the Product Experience Management (PXM) platform empowering brand manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to win on the digital shelf, today announced a new connector to NIQ Brandbank. The connector streamlines Salsify customers’ product content transfer to NIQ Brandbank and their extensive network of retailers. This connector between Salsify and NIQ Brandbank empowers brands and retailers to efficiently enhance the shopping experience by leveraging comprehensive, accurate, and current brand-supplied product content, driving discoverability of products through all sellers.

In the current economic environment, continued margin and cost pressure combined with changing consumer preferences are forcing brands and retailers to re-evaluate investments and race for economies of scale while extracting improved conversion rates on the digital shelf. The NIQ Brandbank connector automates much of the process of brand and retailer product content collaboration across NIQ Brandbank’s industry-leading network of 700+ retailers in 39 countries, including myriad grocery retailers across both the United Kingdom and North America. The resulting process efficiencies combined with improved performance on the product page contributes both the top line and bottom line growth that is critical in this next decade of the digital shelf.

More than 1300 brands already benefit from Salsify’s PXM solution, unifying diverse product information, streamlining workflows, and fostering collaboration across teams. These substantial efficiencies empower Salsify customers to expand into new markets and new digital shelves, while continuously optimizing content to align with evolving retailer requirements. With the new Salsify | NIQ Brandbank connector, joint customers can seamlessly access NIQ Brandbank’s extensive retailer network directly through the Salsify PXM solution. This direct connection enables suppliers to easily share their own brand-consistent product content, including artwork, comprehensive packaging details, allergen information, and HFSS data, all while significantly reducing time and manual efforts.

“This NIQ Brandbank and Salsify integration and collaboration is a clear win both for our joint customers and the consumers they serve,” said Steve Burdett, Group Commercial Director at NIQ Brandbank. “We are very excited to offer added value to our mutual customers relating to content syndication across various territories.”

With the new highly efficient NIQ Brandbank connector, Salsify customers can:

  1. Ensure brand consistency by sharing their brand-compliant and current product content to NIQ Brandbank, which can then be shared with their network of 700+ retailers.
  2. Drive discoverability by collaborating with retailers to create accurate and complete product experiences that meet what consumers are searching for online.
  3. Increase their retailer reach without requiring more resources by leveraging the same brand-compliant content in their Salsify PXM central source of truth that they do for other, non-NIQ Brandbank retailers.
  4. Support retailer content completion and legislative requirements, validating compliance with the latest grocery regulatory requirements, including HFSS.
  5. Removing costs and delays from their business with automated distribution processes directly from your content source.

“NIQ Brandbank has a strong global presence, including in the UK, which is the number one market in EMEA for online retail. Our customers want to make the most of the business opportunity it represents,” said Julie Marobella, Chief Product Officer at Salsify. “This unprecedented depth of PIM integration with NIQ Brandbank’s network will make it simple and efficient for our customers and retailers to directly collaborate on the most accurate, up-to-date, and compliant product content available.”

For more information on the Salsify NIQ Brandbank integration, register here for this joint webinar on November 21st.

About Salsify
Salsify helps thousands of brand manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in over 140 countries collaborate to win on the digital shelf. The company’s Product Experience Management (PXM) platform enables organizations to centralize all of their product content, connect to the commerce ecosystem, and automate business processes in order to deliver the best possible product experiences across every selling destination.

Learn how the world’s largest brands, including Mars, L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Bosch, and ASICS, as well as retailers and distributors such as DoorDash, E.Leclerc, Carrefour, Metro, and Intermarché use Salsify everyday to drive efficiency, power growth, and lead the digital shelf. For more information, please visit: www.salsify.com.

About NIQ Brandbank
NIQ Brandbank is the leading provider of digital product content solutions powering omnichannel shopping experiences.

We enable brands and retailers to deliver the best shopping experience by giving them the ability to capture and share rich digital product content on all channels seamlessly. NIQ Brandbank’s end-to-end solutions connect shoppers to the most up to date and relevant digital product content making consumer goods more discoverable and engaging.

With 25 years of experience and operating in 39 countries, NIQ Brandbank is the content partner to over 52,000+ brands, 700+ retailers, and wholesalers across the globe, creating a rich online shopping experience, while minimizing the cost and complexity for the industry.

For more information, please visit https://nielseniq.com/global/en/landing-page/brandbank/.

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Tizeti secures debt financing from NIDF to expand internet access in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chapel Hill Denham’s Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (“NIDF” or the “Fund”) has agreed to provide long-term financing to Tizeti Network Limited (“Tizeti” or the “Company”) – West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider. The senior debt facility will be used to finance the rollout of Tizeti’s state-of-the art broadband network across 15 states in Nigeria.

Anshul Rai, the Chief Executive Officer of NIDF, said, “Chapel Hill Denham is excited to partner Tizeti in the expansion of fast, reliable broadband network across Nigeria. Digital economy is a key strategic pillar for Nigeria to accelerate its economic and social development, and providing access to affordable internet services is crucial to achieve the true potential of digitisation. We continue to work with all stakeholders to support accelerated development of digital infrastructure in Nigeria by providing access to long-term, Naira-denominated financing for such projects – thus realising the government’s vision of reaching 70% broadband penetration by 2025.”

Tizeti’s Chief Executive Officer, Kendall Ananyi, commented, “We are excited to announce the closing of this new debt facility with Nigeria’s largest infrastructure debt fund. We see tremendous opportunity for domestic capital in addressing digital exclusion barriers in Nigeria and this partnership will hopefully be one of many. We will use this to build last-mile digital infrastructure that will move internet capacity to other Nigerian states and catalyze sustained development, value creation, improved connectivity, a deeper and make us the largest internet service provider in Nigeria by coverage.”

Tizeti currently serves over 3 million subscribers in Nigeria (residential facilities, businesses and hotspot users), via its wide network of solar-powered base stations in five states. The Company will deploy the debt funding to build new internet infrastructure and purchase additional equipment to expand its services across Nigeria. Tizeti is the most competitive price in Nigeria and provides unlimited data.

About Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund

Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund is Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s first-ever listed infrastructure fund, providing long-term, Naira-denominated financing for infrastructure projects in Nigeria. NIDF enables project sponsors to avoid the unsustainable mismatches of currency and tenor between their financing and their revenues/cash flows.

With its current capital base of over 92 billion Naira, NIDF has a diversified and growing portfolio of infrastructure loans in a broad range of sectors including power generation, energy infrastructure, transportation, telecom, and social infrastructure (education and healthcare).

NIDF’s investor base includes the African Development Bank (AfDB), Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), and nearly all the pension funds operating in Nigeria. By mobilizing domestic capital for financing Nigeria’s infrastructure, NIDF has established a template that can bridge the infrastructure deficit facing not just Nigeria but countries across Africa.


About Tizeti

Tizeti is a fast-growing Wireless Internet service provider in Lagos, Nigeria, delivering high-speed unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access to residential and business customers using wide-area Wi-Fi. Its services are available nationwide. It is also expanding rapidly to other African countries, with successful launches Ghana, and has expanded to Cote D’Ivoire.


Contact: Temitope Osunrinde (press@tizeti.com)

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