1. RHB launch Top Malaysia Small Cap Companies 2018 book
  2. Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR to create seven mega cities
  3. MATRADE aims to double sales from SEMICON 2018 exhibitions
  4. Marvin’s Academy & Kent Ridge Education launch kid’s tech workshop based on Stanford University research

RHB launch Top Malaysia Small Cap Companies 2018 book
RHB Investment Bank has launched the 14th edition of the RHB Top Malaysia Small Cap Companies 20 Jewels 2018 book. The book is part of a larger RHB Regional Small Cap Compendium that annually lists stock investment ideas from the bank’s research teams in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. The 14th edition of the RHB Top Malaysia Small Cap Companies 20 Jewels 2018 book features companies from ten different industry segments, with the biggest representation from the construction and consumer sectors. Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, Group Managing Director, RHB Banking Group said, “We are proud that our research analysts are able to unearth these gems for our clients to consider adding to their investment portfolio. As we continue to expand our client base in the local and regional markets, this book will deliver valuable insights and investment ideas to our clients to help them achieve their investment objectives.” Dato’ Khairussaleh also said, “The volatility inherent in the smaller cap stocks offers investors the opportunity to enhance the alpha in their respective portfolios to contribute towards the outperformance of their respective benchmarks. RHB hopes to be able to identify the small cap names that possess solid growth prospects that will emerge as tomorrow’s mid and large cap companies.” Meanwhile, RHB Research Institute Head of Malaysia Research, Alexander Chia, said “RHB is a trailblazer in the small and mid-cap space, being one of the first to focus on unearthing undiscovered gems. RHB will continue to look for new small cap ideas to cement our leadership in this segment of the market.”

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR to create seven mega cities
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project will create seven mega cities in Malaysia upon its completion in December 2026, said MyHSR Corporation Chief Executive Officer Datuk Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal. He said once completed, the project would draw investments to Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Muar, Melaka, Seremban, Sepang and Bandar Malaysia where the stations would be located. “The seven stops will create seven new mega cities or future cities that will bring economic growth, employment and immense benefits to the people,” he told a media briefing on the update of the KL-SG HSR in Kuala Lumpur. He added that MyHSR is currently in the process of finalising the reference design, and this would be followed by detailed design by project delivery partners.

MATRADE aims to double sales from SEMICON 2018 exhibitions
The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) aims to double its collective sales target from both the SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 and SEMICON West 2018 trade exhibitions to RM350 million from the RM138.4 million last year. MATRADE Chief Executive Officer Dr Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen Madros said SEMICON Southeast Asia is expected to bring in sales worth RM50 million compared with last year´s RM11.7 million. “As part of SEMICON Southeast Asia, we will be conducting business-matching sessions where MATRADE will facilitate the meetings between local industry players and international buyers. “We are also expecting more visitors this year. That is why we want to double our performance, ” he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. Featuring over 400 booths, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 is expected to draw up to 9,000 visitors from China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the United States, European countries, and other countries in the region.

Marvin’s Academy & Kent Ridge Education launch kid’s tech workshop based on Stanford University research
Marvin’s Academy would be collaborating with established education centre, Kent Ridge Education to run the first ever of such workshops in Singapore that focus on teaching students engineering and programming using Piper Kits which have been developed based on research from Stanford University. The workshops will teach kids between the ages of 9 to 13 to assemble a mini-computer and in the process, learn about key engineering concepts. The first run of the workshops is slated for the 2018 June holidays. Besides learning to assemble a mini-computer from scratch, an engaging storyline based on the Minecraft gameplay will guide the kids through the process of building and programming electronic modules. Follow-up sessions will further build on these workshops to develop their knowledge and appreciation of coding their own physical games. Learning such skills serves as the basic foundations of advanced text-based programming.