Saturday, January 25, 2020
A stable business environment, effective regulations, and political stability are among the key drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries, according to a new survey released by the World Bank Group. The survey of 750 executives of multinational corporations is part of the Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017–2018, the...
By Vijayakumar Tangarasan   No one really likes to lose. And while ‘a bit of healthy competition’ has been the staple mantra of sports coaches, teachers and parents for decades, it is often a whole different story when it comes to your business. There is an undeniable fear that rival companies will undercut you, steal...
By Rupert Naylor, Senior Vice President, Data & Services, Asia Pacific, Mastercard If you took a trip to Thailand, Japan or Singapore in the past year, you’re far from alone. With Asia’s hot spots attracting more global travelers than ever before – jumping to 342.2 million visits in 2018 from...
*For the full-size version of this giant infographic click here. Effectiveness Of Infographic - The 100 Websites There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits...
By Gopi Ganesalingam, Vice President, Enterprise Development, MDEC Buoyed by a long history as a hub and gateway between East and West, Malaysia continues to be well positioned in the digital world today with much to offer globally. Malaysia’s digital economy has contributed 18.3% of overall GDP in 2017, according to...
Flying cars might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but two prototypes have been launched on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco. Dutch and Slovak companies unveiled their designs as world premieres in the tiny well-heeled principality, where luxury automakers have gathered until Sunday for...
Your alarm rings. You hit the snooze button, triggering your coffee pot to start brewing and the lights to turn on gradually. Your mattress senses that you didn’t sleep well, and messages your coffee pot to select espresso. After a shower, you dress in an outfit recommended by your...
Better salary or benefit packages is the main reason why job seekers in Malaysia wish to switch jobs in 2017. Work-life balance was the number one reason why employees in Malaysia will stay with their current employer, according to the newly released 2017 Hays Asia Salary Guide. The annual survey...
By Lam Fong Kiew & Edwin Leow, Head of Tax and Tax Director respectively of Nexia TS, Singapore's leading home-grown full service audit and professional accounting services firm.    Targeted, inclusive and transforming in nature – this in essence sums up Budget 2016 which was delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat...
THE digital era has long arrived and is taking the world by storm. Why? Simply because, it’s accessible and fast. A study on E-Learning: Fact or Fiction?, which was retrieved from the SMC Business Council states that the United Airlines reduced its training time for e-ticketing training from 40...
Giving a child the best education possible is the best gift a parent can provide. Education is the great equaliser, opening doors of opportunity for all. An educated society is also wealthier, healthier, and more caring. In recent years, more and more parents are deciding to send their children to...
It is easy to forget in today’s digital age that face-to-face networking is still a large part of conducting business. One should not easily discount the effect that interpersonal relationships can have when trying to reach new clients and grow one’s business. Networking is even more important for SMEs and...

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