Thursday, August 22, 2019

30 Swiss fintechs to display cutting-edge innovation at Singapore festival

Switzerland Global Enterprise and the Swiss Business Hub ASEAN will showcase the best of their fintech ecosystem and expertise through their partnership with 30...

China to Make Shenzhen “model” city

China to make Shenzhen a new economic zone Beijing has unveiled a detailed plan for wide-ranging reforms to be implemented in Shenzhen, including in the...

Lazada Malaysia Partners with MDTCA to Stimulate Digital Acceleration

Malaysia has unfortunately been lagging behind on the digital transformation front. While some businesses have reacted quickly and adapted to the changing business landscape...

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns, thousands of students gather in central HK

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned on Friday, ending a stormy week...

Malaysia Continues to Attract Business Interest

Malaysia recorded a total of RM92 billion in approved investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors for the first half of 2019 (H1...

Can We Improve SME Access to Finance?

In today's age of cheap credit, getting loans from banks is easy - if you're a big corporation. But for a long time, banks...

It is Time for Convenience Stores in Vietnam to Rise

Vietnamese business sectors have been experiencing a wave of improvement through transformation and investment. Food, beverage, and many other sectors have all benefitted from...

Editor’s Pick: 14 August 2019

MDEC eyes 20 per cent e-commerce growth by 2020 Over 200 domestic flights in Japan expected to be cancelled as Krosa hits Japan ...

Malaysia must do more to address governance and social challenges

Malaysia has achieved high levels of growth, but must do more to address governance and social challenges: OECD Malaysia’s economic performance has been very successful,...

Chatbots Invade Southeast Asia’s Largest Social Commerce Market

Sealing a deal through social media chat systems is a fairly common practice in Southeast Asia. This practice dates back to the early days...

Editor’s Pick: 13 August 2019

Flights severely disrupted in Hong Kong for a second day Cops certain body found in jungle is missing Irish teen Maxis on track...

Understanding How to Franchise Your Business

So you have made a start-up. Business is good and the company is growing. You now want to expand your business to other areas...

Living in the Sky

For decades, futurists have imagined humans living a skybound existence, as we leave our terrestrial origins behind (something like the Jetsons, or Blade Runner). Though...

Malaysia set to launch new national car model in March 2021

The first model of Malaysia's new national car is set to be launched by March 2021, and it will likely be a C-segment sedan....
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Malaysia hopes APEC 2020 delegates spur growth

With the business sentiment seeming to slow down globally and domestically, Malaysia hopes the 16,000 delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit who...

New Definition of 5Cs

New research investigating Singaporeans’ life goals unveils a new definition of 5Cs: Cash, Career, Culture, Credibility and Convenience Independent research commissioned by Tigerhall, the app...

RHB Partners MRCA to Support Retailers and SMEs

RHB Banking Group partnered Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA) in support of more than 400 leading retail chain store operators, franchisers as well as small...

Is WhatsApp Really Secure?

WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular messaging applications. The Facebook-owned app has over 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries. Estimates state...

Cathay Pacific warns of HK protests impact

Cathay Pacific reports profit but warns of Hong Kong protests impact Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific warned Wednesday that increasingly violent protests in the financial...

HK Lawyers Stage Rare Protest

Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers stage rare protest urging end to political prosecutions during anti-gov’t demos Thousands of legal sector professionals staged their second “black...

Thai Baht Seen as “Safest Bet” Amid Global Economic Downturn

The Thai baht is proving it’s resilience amid the unpredictable and rough waves that the ongoing trade war brings. As such, it is now...

Banks Looking Towards East Malaysia to Develop Local Businesses

United Overseas Bank Malaysia Bhd (UOB Malaysia) will be collaborating with several trade associations in Sabah to help develop and grow local businesses, both...

China warns HK protesters, masked protesters hold rare press conference

China's central government warned Hong Kong protesters today that they should not underestimate "the immense strength of the central government". At a media briefing in...

Thailand to seek trade, investment opportunities in East Malaysia via forum

Thai entrepreneurs from various industries are seeking business collaborations and networking with Sabahan and Sarawakian entrepreneurs through the upcoming Bridging Trade and Investment Relations...

Hong Kong police say 420 arrested, Beijing officials to make special announcement

Hong Kong police have arrested 420 people in connection with protests since June 9, amid escalating violence in demonstrations that have rocked the former British...