Friday, February 28, 2020
BY DATO’ WILLIAM NG, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, SME MAGAZINE The Budget 2018 is a balanced budget, and the general public would have plenty of reasons to cheer. For small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it is mostly good news as the Budget 2018 (finally) addresses many of the issues facing SMEs. The two key challenges for...
Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, YB Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa advised members of the business community, as well as government employees to embrace disruption. Speaking at the ASEAN Disruptive Leadership Summit 2018, Dr Hamsa said, "While disruption is something that is rather recent, Malaysia had already started...
DHL Express has launched its first passenger-to-freighter Airbus A330-300 in Malaysia at its Penang Gateway. The company is also hoping to deploy at least three more A330-300s as regional and global e-commerce volumes grow. Malaysia will be the first country in the world to operate the first of four A330-300s that...

Halal in the Technological Age

The tenets of halal are followed all across the globe by Muslims, who make up a quarter of the world’s population. Halal is more than just dietary laws: it is a way of life which provides guidance and certainty in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Today, the system...
Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages Tetra Pak plans to launch the paper straw before the end of the year. This is part of a broader programme to help address the plastic straw wastage. The company has been working to encourage consumers to push straws “back in...
Leading SMEs registered 14.54% revenue growth, 6.93% profit growth Kuala Lumpur, 8 December 2017 The small and medium enterprises (SME) sector in Malaysia remain buoyant, with participants of the SME100 survey registering a 14.54 percent growth in revenue and a 6.93 percent growth in profit. This contrasts sharply with the GDP...
The BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone has debuted in Malaysia, as the successor to last year's KEYone model. Featuring an improved physical keyboard, a suite of privacy enhancements, and a dual rear camera, the BlackBerry KEY2 harks back to the iconic BlackBerry models of the past. Similarly, it is aimed at...
SMEs recorded a total of RM901,200 in sales at the Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2018 (MIFF) and Export Furniture Exhibition 2018 (EFE). Meanwhile manufacturers at MTC’s Export to Asia Pavilion chalked up sales of RM1.73 million. They were sponsored by the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC). Since 2015, MTC has sponsored special...

The Other Trade War

Just outside Seoul is a nursing home, a common sight in rapidly aging South Korea. This particular nursing home however, features statues, plaques, a museum - and up until recently, a large amount of Japanese visitors wanting to learn more about their country's history. The House of Sharing, as this...
Mobile games platform ALAX raises US$3.8 million for its plan to drive mobile gaming development in the region. The fund was raised from its token-based fundraise, and it will help to drive product development, international expansion and recruitment. ALAX also signed strategic partnerships with Torque Mobile and UTOO. The partnerships will be...
Malaysia’s premier award for businesses celebrates entrepreneurial achievements Kuala Lumpur, 21 July 2018 A total of 111 companies were announced as winners of the Golden Bull Award 2018 as the award celebrates its 15th anniversary. The award, organised by Business Media International and Singapore Press Holding’s unit Sphere Exhibits, was first...
Fuji Xerox announced the launch of the new ApeosPort-VII/DocuCentre-VII Color series, designed to simplify document printing operations for SMEs. With the concept of “Smart Work Gateway for Digital Transformation” these new series aim to help Malaysian companies especially SMEs to accelerate growth, productivity and efficiency in the digital economy. At...

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