Monday, February 17, 2020

Money in bioplastics for SME

Local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can spur Malaysia’s potential as a global bioplastics hub, according to Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn Bhd. Its chief executive officer, Dr Mohd Shuhaizam Mohd Zain said the country has the policies, technologies, knowledge, infrastructure, and feedstock required to create a dynamic and...

Malaysia to provide stimulus package to mitigate effects of Covid-19

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will announce an economic stimulus package on 27 February to mitigate the adverse external economic impacts of the...

Japan’s “Sandbox” Programme Paves Way for Technological Innovations

When glafit first introduced their new E-bikes to Japan in 2017, many were impressed. E-bikes offered a brand new experience on Japanese roads, providing...

Malaysia Property Market Outlook 2020

PropertyGuru Malaysia has taken a neutral outlook for property prospects in 2020, with glimmers of opportunity amid a trying market. There’ve been targeted measures...

The Challenges of Founding a Startup in Southeast Asia

In a previous post, SME Magazine was able to secure an interview with Craig Dixon, Co-Founder of Accelerating Asia, regarding the increasing viability of...

Small Hong Kong businesses count the cost of Covid-19

As the spread of coronavirus sends jitters across Hong Kong, usually bustling shopping malls, restaurants and retailers are deserted, leaving some small business owners...

Foodtech’s Rise to Infinity and Beyond

It is no big secret that Asians absolutely adore food. Therefore, it is not a big surprise either that most entrepreneurial Asians who wish...

MDEC’s Gain Programme to Boost Global Expansion of Malaysian Tech Companies

More than a hundred local and regional tech entrepreneurs and digital ecosystem partners gathered at the recently held Global Growth Acceleration (GGA) Kick-off 2020...

Singapore tourism to take ‘significant hit’ in 2020 due to coronavirus

The Singapore Tourism Board expects the country’s tourism sector to take a “significant hit”, with visitor arrivals estimated to fall by 25 per cent...

Alibaba Offers Assistance for Merchants Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced assistance for merchants affected by the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in China. The assistance takes the form of offering waivers or...

Southeast Asia’s Growing Viability as a Venture Capital Hub

Earlier in January, Accelerating Asia, a startup accelerator and early stage venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, formally unveiled its second cohort. The ten...

Alibaba offers US$2.86 billion in loans to firms hit by coronavirus

Alibaba Group Holdings said on Monday its affiliate Ant Financial's MYBank unit would offer 20 billion yuan (US$2.86 billion) in loans to companies in...

UK SMEs show rise of digital challengers

A new report, the first by a UK fintech to show detailed spending habits of more than 133,000 UK small businesses and more than...
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