Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2020 Budget: Improved loan scheme to help SMEs

The Skim Jaminan Pinjaman Perniagaan (SJPP) will be enhanced to better facilitate access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Finance Minister Lim...

Bringing Digital Finance Services to the Underserved People of Philippines

The Philippines is home to a large population, many of which are underserved by financial institutions, while also being mostly unbanked. However, digital financial...

Malaysia fourth most popular for Chinese tourists during Golden Week

Malaysia was the fourth most popular tourism destination worldwide for Chinese travellers during the October Golden Week holiday period, according to data by popular...

Mega Projects Expected in Budget 2020

Several mega-infrastructure projects are expected to kick off following the tabling of Budget 2020 tomorrow by Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng. Sources said the government...

Automotive semiconductor key driver for Singapore’s semiconductor industry

The semiconductor industry has contributed 7.8% of Singapore's GDP and supported 35% of the manufacturing workforce. Despite the industry facing a slowdown made worse...

Indonesia Declares OVO as the Country’s Fifth Startup Unicorn

OVO, a humble digital payment services startup, has been declared an Indonesian startup unicorn, as the company is now valued at more than US$1...

Incentives can help SME operators use automation, robotics tech

The government has to provide financial assistance and incentives to operators of small and medium enterprises (SME) to help them change their method of...

Business outlook for Malaysian firms remain optimistic

Business outlook for Malaysian firms remain optimistic in Q4 2019 Business sentiment among Malaysia companies have continued to rise moderately in Q4 2019. According to...

Vietnam and Africa Surges Ahead as the Go-to for Chinese Manufacturing

Faced with ever rising costs, both in operations and employment, Vietnam seems to be the consensus pick for winner of the US-China trade war,...

Malaysian Youths Worried About Economy

Malaysian youths are confident about the state of their country’s politics, especially their place in the ecosystem. According to insights gathered from the 2019...

Customer Experiences Key to Growth of Online Retailers in APAC

Customers in APAC are increasingly focused on experiences when it comes to online brand engagement, according to a new commerce report released by Adobe....

Driving SME Growth Through Analytics

SMEs make up over a third of all bank loans in Asia Pacific, according to a study by McKinsey. Due to this, it is...