LG Electronics focuses on energy-efficient home appliances

Updated 09 March 2015
0

LG Electronics focuses on energy-efficient home appliances

LG Electronics (Saudi Arabia), a world leader in home appliances, is the first electronics company operating in the Saudi market to comply with SASO regulations, by providing less energy consumption products, and ultimately saving Earth for future generations.
SASO regulations have been set up with the aim of guaranteeing that all electronic appliances available in the Saudi market — especially those imported — are designed to save energy & protect the environment for future generations.
With advanced eco-friendly technologies such as direct drive motor technology with Inverter control and linear compressor technology, LG was able to introduce a series of new electronic home appliances (washing machines and refrigerators) that fully comply with SASO continuously-upgraded regulations.
LG has started manufacturing energy-efficient and environment-friendly home appliances long time ago. The Inverter Linear Compressor was first introduced by LG back in 2001.
LG refrigerators featuring Inverter Linear Compressor technology, proved to be approximately 32 percent more energy efficient than those equipped with conventional reciprocating compressors, in addition to being up to 25 percent quieter compared to another Refrigerators powered by a reciprocating compressor.
Additionally, LG Direct DriveWashing Machines are high-efficiency machines that cut energy costs and water consumption, compared to conventional washing machines.
Unlike conventional washing machines, LG patented Direct Drive technology attaches the motor directly to the drive to reduce vibration, noise, and energy usage.
Commenting on LG stand with regards to SASO, Deuk Soo Ahn President of LG Saudi Arabia, said: "We at LG Electronics are conscience of our duties and responsibilities vis-a-vis energy consumption and environment protection, in addition to being respectful of the relevant local regulations. Our smart appliances offer consumers impressive energy and time savings along with greater health benefits."


ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The agreement was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI, on Wednesday at the ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah.
Updated 19 May 2019
0

ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Bosna Bank International (BBI) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 16 in Jeddah. The MoU is related to a new initiative — the Global Platform for Private Sector — where the two institutions and community of like-minded financial entities can collaborate on business opportunities, exchanging market intelligence and laying a foundation for actual financial transactions within the member countries and across borders.
The signing ceremony took place in ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah and the document was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI.
Sejiny said: “ICD takes the lead in launching such a platform network to demonstrate productive applications of fintech in modern global business affairs, to help reduce financial transaction costs for its member banks, leasing companies and micro-finance institutions and to upgrade the advisory services that ICD offers to its partners across the Islamic developmental network.”
Bukvic added: “We welcome the initiative and we’re happy to be among the first entities to sign the MoU with ICD. Such a platform would open opportunities for Bosnia and Herzegovina, BBI bank and other partners once implemented, and will most certainly facilitate investment across borders. This will extend our efforts already expressed by organizing international events in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as the Sarajevo Business Forum and the Sarajevo Halal Fair.”

 

Bosna Bank International (BBI) d.d. Sarajevo is the first bank, both in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Southeast Europe, to operate in accordance with Islamic finance principles. BBI offers several types of financial services to retail and corporate clients through its business based on ethical principles and partnership. Shariah compliance is ensured by the BBI Shariah board with members of this board being prestigious local and international experts.
The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide. One major goal of this online platform is the sharing of investment, advisory, sukuk, financing and other deals in an environment of common Islamic values.
ICD is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group. It was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to the governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.
ICD has an authorized capital of $4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of ICD are the IsDB, 54 Islamic countries and five public financial institutions.

Decoder

The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide.