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22September, 2017

Biztrak To Launch In Australia/NZ Via Cape Range IPO

I’m pleased to announce that Biztrak, developer and supplier of leading accounting and business intelligence solutions in APAC and UAE, will launch in Australia and New Zealand after listing via the Cape Range IPO, which opened today. Cape Range acquired Biztrak on June 22, 2017.

International telecommunications and travel company iFREE Group, is a 80% shareholder in Biztrak and the Company

18July, 2017

What is ‘Intelligent Investing/Wealth Management’?

‘Intelligent investing/wealth management’ is the most significant shift in stock market trading since digital trading was introduced 30 years ago. It’s the catalyst for the flood of money fueling the growth and performance of Quant funds and the increased use of ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds) as the preferred investment tool.

I recall introducing the most advanced conditional order system at the

22June, 2017

Cape Range Acquires Leading Software Business Biztrak

June 22, 2017 (as amended on 17 August 2017): Public unlisted company Cape Range Limited (Previously listed on the ASX CAG) announced the Company entered into a binding Heads of Agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Biztrak Business Solutions Sdn Bhd (Biztrak).

Biztrak is a Malaysian privately held company that is a leading provider of

20December, 2016

Former Sino Chairman Shao Found Misleading & Deceptive

December 20, 2016: Ignorance proved no defence for former Sino Australia Oil & Gas Ltd (Sino) Chairman, Tianpeng Shao when the Federal Court found he had failed in his duties as a company director. Mr Shao’s conduct post IPO severely contravened compliant operations of a public company and ultimately led the NED’s to seek intervention by the ASX and ASIC

8December, 2016

Court Informs Rogue Chinese Chairman Ignorance No Defence

December 8, 2016: Federal Court of Australia finding in the matter of Sino Australia Oil and Gas Ltd (in liq).

No charges were made against Australian non-executive directors Wayne Johnson and Andrew Faulkner, both of whom gave full cooperation to ASIC in their investigations.

The court found Sino Australia Oil and Gas (in liquidation) (Sino) Chairman Tienpeng Shao responsible for several contraventions

15August, 2016

Court Finds Against Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited and its Former Chairman Tian Peng Shao

Proceedings continue in ASIC vs Sino Australia Oil and Gas and it’s former Chairman Tian Peng Shao.

ASIC MEDIA RELEASE, August 12, 2016: ASIC vs Sino Australia Oil Gas and former Chairman Tianpeng Shao – “The Federal Court of Australia yesterday made declarations that Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq.) (Sino) and its former chairman, Mr Tianpeng Shao, contravened

5August, 2016

Guangdong Australian Investor Relations Strengthen on Aussie Soil

Sydney August 4, 2016: China Australia trade relations were further strengthened last night at the formal dinner to promote the Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo.

Hosted by the People’s Government of Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China (广东省东莞市人民政府) and the Australian Dongguan Business Chamber, the event attracted over 30 business and political VIP’s from China and Australia, including Mr

12November, 2015

International Fashion Brands Seek Safe Sales

The Chinese consumer is keen to have the best of the world’s fashion and food at their disposal but leading fashion brands are justifiably wary of exposing their brands en-mass for fear of counterfeiting by others which could damage their brands.

Brands looking to enter the Chinese market with a higher degree of security for their branded product and an established

17February, 2015

China’s Holy Grail – The Connected Affluent Customer

Alibaba and JD.com are the big names in online ecommerce in China, but with over 500 ‘top  internet retailers’ now operating in China (according to www.internetretailer.com), their market share is under heavy attack by western brands scrambling to establish their own independent toe hold in the race to secure RMB from the affluent Chinese consumer.

But cracking the Chinese market can

16February, 2015

Time to get “greedy”

Warren Buffet is often quoted as saying “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful’ and if his wisdom has merit, those with an appetite and appreciation of the diminishing nature and value of natural resources, will be getting greedy right now about iron ore.

China may well be experiencing slowing growth at around 6.5% GDP, iron

6February, 2015

The Algorithm Revolution

Welcome to the latest revolutionary era – the Algorithm Revolution, best explained by author and veteran advisor Ram Charan as “the single greatest instrument of change in today’s business world, and one that is creating major uncertainties for an ever-growing universe of companies, is the advancement of mathematical algorithms and their related sophisticated software.”

Algorithms are at the heart of predictive

10December, 2014

Seasons Greetings

As this year comes to a close, the Noblemen team send their heartfelt best wishes to everyone for a peaceful, relaxing holiday season and a happy new Year. May the days ahead find you all in the company of loved ones, holding them close.

Wherever you choose to spend your days of rest, we hope you will enjoy good food, good

11November, 2014

Lest We Forget

The 11th hour, the 11th day, the 11th month – it marks the time the guns of WW1 fell silent – ‘lest we forget’.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

The Ode.

So the boy

5November, 2014

Cyber Resilience Essential Component of Every Deal

Trust. It’s a word that means our faith is well placed, a promise of safety and integrity. It’s a quality that can no longer be taken for granted and is much admired and desired in people – and therein lies its potency.

We don’t have to look far for examples of trust being exploited or compromised, be it the right to

28October, 2014

Sino Chairman Quits Amid ASIC Probe

As the ASIC investigation continues into Sino Australia Oil & Gas and its chairman, Tien Peng Shao, news came of his resignation last week. Fellow Australian director David Cornwell, appointed in March, also tendered his resignation.

Mr Shao is the founder and majority shareholder of the oil drilling services company which became the largest non-backdoor listing of a Chinese company on

17October, 2014

CAG Not Proceeding with ExpressRX Merger

The directors of Cape Range Holdings Limited (ASX:CAG) are considering alternative opportunities for the company now that the proposed conditional merger with healthcare technology company ExpressRX, as previously announced, is not proceeding.

CAG announced the proposed merger in July, which was conditional on satisfactory completion of due diligence. The due diligence period was subsequently extended in August to allow independent reports

4October, 2014

Sino Update: Federal Court Grants Fourth Extension To Restraint Order

As reported in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin (see full copy below), the Federal Court granted a fourth extension of an order restraining a company and its CEO from transferring any funds out of the Sino’s company bank account under s 1323 of the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act).



24September, 2014

Future Proofing is History

Earlier this year I wrote in this blog about visiting the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in the US and how it provided blinding flashes of insight into the realities of doing business these days. Business planning can no longer be reliably premised on historical information, in any respect, because almost all the variables that the usual hypothesis are based upon,

16September, 2014

Aust Dongguan Entrepreneur Federation Inaugural Ceremony

Last night I was pleased to attend the inaugural ceremony for the Australian Dongguan Entrepreneurs Federation to witness the Chairman of the World Dongguan Entrepreneurs Association, Mr Mo Haotang, induct their local officials with the presentation of a letter of appointment.

The World Dongguan Entrepreneurs Federation, was established in 2012 and founded on the first union of merchants in the Pearl River

29August, 2014

Sino Aust Oil Reports A$5.761 Mil After Tax Profit For First Half 2014

There’s a certain irony and no small amount of disappointment from my perspective, that the business we took to the market in December 2013 is suspended from the ASX while ASIC investigates the Chairman and the company for procedural breaches, but is now reporting profits of A$5.761 million after tax for the half year.

Even without the proceeds of the IPO