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Headlines: 22 February 2019

Headlines: Malaysia sustains labour productivity growth in Q4 Iskandar Malaysia to be expanded, spanning more areas in Johor MIDF sees inflation at 2.2 pct this year No more reduction in broadband prices this year Doing Good Index: Malaysia in second cluster More firms turn to Islamic finance for development...
China's Belt and Road initiative presents opportunities and risks to companies in Asia The investment and infrastructure development opportunities generated by China's multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative are not without risks, according to new research from Aon, the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement...
New survey finds "Business-friendly policies" tops the wish list of global entrepreneurs The top priority for entrepreneurs looking for the right location to launch their startup is a business-friendly environment and supportive government policies, according to a recent survey conducted by CorporateServices.com -- a firm that provides Singapore company setup and compliance...
Lowest 3Q-4Q2019 SME Index reading in six years raises concerns for Singapore SMEs Singapore SMEs remain cautiously optimistic about business prospects in the next six months, with key economic sectors showing a slight uptick in reading, according to the latest SBF-Experian SME Index (“the Index”). The ongoing trade tensions between US...
The Taiwan Issue in US-China Relations by Kishore Mahbubani, Previous President of the United Nations Security Council (Singapore) The most dangerous issue in US-China relations is Taiwan. This is why it was unwise for the Trump Administration to allow a high-profile transit by President Tsai Ing-wen through the US in...
Flights severely disrupted in Hong Kong for a second day Cops certain body found in jungle is missing Irish teen Maxis on track for 5G MIDF expects distributive sales to remain positive in Q3 MTI Expects GDP Growth to be “0.0 to 1.0 Per Cent” in 2019 Anti-government protesters...
After years of reconnaissance, China’s retail king Alibaba is finally making its move on Europe. It is undercutting Amazon sellers’ fees to attract vendors but has had mixed results, six sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. A flood of small businesses have joined its European platform, AliExpress, in...
The ongoing oversupply of residential properties in Malaysia is seeing projects in the primary market losing their lustre, according to the PropertyGuru Consumer Sentiment Survey H1 2019. While more than half of respondents shared that they intend to purchase a property in the next six months, the report highlighted a...
Citi and Lazada Group, Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform, today announced the launch of a new Lazada Citi credit card – the first e-Commerce co-brand credit card in the region. The Lazada Citi credit card is live in Malaysia and will be introduced to other markets in the region...
Zebra’s Penang facility to drive innovation across industries while supporting the state government’s ‘Penang 2030’ ambition Zebra Technologies Corporation today reinforced its commitment to the Malaysian market through its expansion in Penang. Since the establishment of Zebra’s Penang facility at the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone in 2014, Zebra has increased...
Singapore’s central bank has received 21 applications for digital bank licences at the close of application on 31 December 2019. In a media released today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said there were seven applications for the digital full bank licences and 14 applications for the digital wholesale...
20 groups from 113 secondary schools that participated in the SME Bank Y-Biz Challenge 2018 and qualified to vie for the semi-final round attended the bootcamp program held on 23 until 25 July 2018 in Kuala Lumpur to X for the top 10 place in the final round. Finalist...

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