PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has blamed Pakatan Harapan for Umno’s inability to help struggling newspaper company Utusan Melayu, once owned by the party, and which is feared to c...
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara announced further steps to increase market liquidity, ahead of an expected decision by FTSE Russell in September on whether to retain ringgit bonds in its index.
Recession is when the economy has negative growth.
HONG KONG, Aug 1 — Hong Kong retail sales, a key part of the city’s economy, felt a growing impact in June from mass protests, government data showed today.
An employee is seen in one of the corridors at the new Amazon warehouse on the outskirts of Mexico City.
Whether it’s the property market or the stock market, let’s understand that economy situation will bolster or pull down the confidence level.
BUSINESSES are struggling to lock in long-term, sustainable growth as consumer behaviours change, according to new research from Kantar, a data, insights and consulting company.
PETALING JAYA: Businesses in Malaysia have less than a year to comply with the legal anti-bribery provisions of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act, but concerns have risen on the readiness and awareness of commercial organisations, especially small-scale businesses.
IJOK: Six factories in Kuala Selangor carrying out illegal plastic waste recycling have been shut down following raids by the authorities.
LOGICALIS Malaysia officially launched its new headquarters based out of Sunway Velocity in Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The Customs Department intentionally delayed the processing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds since the then-Barisan Nasional (BN) government did not have the reven...
INVESTING for future expansion is often limited by the lack of funds or knowledge, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which is why leveraging available resources in the market is key.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Businesses from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) which represents former Soviet Union’s countries, are keen to tap into Malaysia's expertise in the halal market.
LONDON: More than half of British companies with foreign staff fear they would be hurt by the government's plans for a post-Brexit immigration system, according to a survey published on Tuesday.
THE world’s three past industrial revolutions evolved from the invention of the steam engine followed by the electrification and expansion of industries for mass production and then the digital revo...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 27): Malaysia's business outlook is looking positive in the near future with 80 per cent of the businesses expecting growth in the next one to two years, according to the latest sur...
Getting high speed fibre from Maxis will change the way you run your business.
CYBERJAYA, June 17 — Malaysia remains committed to high-end manufacturing and industrialisation by identifying strategic partners that will help make this country a preferred destination for the hig...
LONDON: British companies look set to cut their investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 as the Brexit crisis drags on, weighing on future economic growth prospects, a survey showed on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Philip Morris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PMM), a country affiliate of international tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI), was recently awarded the Malaysia Best Employe...
Dropee, a Malaysian B2B eCommerce marketplace that digitises supply chain to better connect businesses, announced a partnership with Grab Financial in launching SME Business Financing.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today, in line with the positive Nikkei Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). At 9 am, the ringgit was up to 4.1850/1900 ag...
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today, in line with the positive Nikkei Purchasing Managers Index (PMI).
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today, in line with the positive Nikkei Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). At 9am, the ringgit was up to 4.1850/1900 aga...
PETALING JAYA: As environmental issues continue to make headlines in the country, NGOs are calling for private companies to boost efforts on protecting the environment.
Getting high speed fibre from Maxis will change the way you run your business.
Heard about the US blacklist on Huawei yet?
Foreign fund outflow slowed during the holiday-shortened week of May 21 and May 23 to RM252.98 million compared to RM1.0 billion last week.
Starting next year WhatsApp will display advertisements in the Status section, a feature it calls Status Ads.
“MY HANDPHONE is in my hand twenty-four hours a day,” announced Nawarah (Wara) Abdullah, founder of TruWara Trading, and the new incarnation of the Malaysian micro-entrepreneur.
INTERNATIONAL Data Corporation (IDC) believes that the success of digital transformation within an organisation is positively correlated to the effectiveness of their IT service delivery environment, ...
LETTER | Are our laws (which are inclined towards protecting consumers) fair to the business and e-commerce community?
This was widely shared by all media whether big or small yesterday.
THE Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) launched a public consultation on May 7 to seek views from the industry and public on the appropriate regulatory frameworks and policies for 5G. The fee...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — It has been a long and frustrating year for industry executives.
BUSINESSES eager to make a progressive shift toward the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0) and move up the value chain will not want to miss the highly anticipated Metaltech 2019, Malaysia’s largest manufacturing exhibition for metalworking, machinery, robotics and automation.
PETALING JAYA: Bosses are calling for stern action against staff who secured their posts using fake degrees while professional bodies say there are enough measures to ensure that everyone is truly qualified.
WHICH – in terms of rising prices – came first, the chicken or the egg?
KUALA LUMPUR: More Malaysians now believe that the country is heading in the right direction, according to a recently completed survey by market research firm Ipsos.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Business owners’ confidence were shaken by an excess of communication from Pakatan Harapan (PH) on economic policy matters, according to survey findings released today.
JOHOR BARU: The Star’s Newspaper-in-Education (Star-NiE) programme has received a shot in the arm with three companies donating RM150,000 to help students continue to benefit from learning English.
PETALING JAYA: Businesses facing a water shortage can go to several locations to purchase water provided by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).
KUALA LUMPUR: Businesses and households are understandably not happy with the water disruption, which starts today, but they have no choice except to deal with it the best they can.
LONDON, April 23 — European Union regulators are refusing to cut British-based banks any slack over bulking up in the bloc in preparation for Brexit, despite an extension to the process which some h...
YOURSAY | 'Pahang is perhaps the last bastion of Umno.
MAXIS has announced the launch of the first commercial Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd launched Malaysia's first commercial Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service in selected areas including Cyberjaya, Penang, Kuching, Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, and KLCC.
Gloom pervades the reports we read on the global economy.
The finance industry’s dependence on a handful of large cloud computing companies to store key data is an emerging threat to financial stability, requiring new legislation to guard against vulnerabilities, according to three top European financial regulators.
PARIS: Societe Generale SA is cutting about 1,600 jobs, mostly at its key investment-banking unit, after a trading revenue slump pushed chief executive officer Frederic Oudea to intensify efforts to improve the key unit’s performance.
Netherlands-based ICCO Cooperation, Yangon-based startup incubator Phandeeyar, and DaNa Facility – a program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development – announced a plan to inv...
KUALA LUMPUR (March 29): Cheap available foreign labour is the big stumbling block that has hindered the growth of the country’s productivity and wages.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 28): Cheap available foreign labour is the big stumbling block that has hindered the growth of the country’s productivity and wages.
Please note that uncertainty is an economic nightmare certainty.
LONDON, March 13 — Britain’s business community today urged politicians to avoid a “no deal” Brexit after another crushing parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May over her EU-divor...
LONDON, March 11 — Businesses looking to win British government contracts must do more to help society, tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change, the UK government said today.
LONDON, March 5 — Businesses in Britain seeking to tackle labour abuses and modern slavery in their supply chains should feel able to speak out without fearing unduly harsh punishments, the new head...
KOTA TINGGI, Johor: Businesses and residents in the Kota Tinggi area are making contingency plans for water supplies, after a dry spell that has seen water levels at major dams hovering around the cr...
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Firms said the Sales and Services Tax (SST) caused their operating costs to increase by as much as a tenth, according to a survey by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers ...
It’s no secret that AI is set to disrupt the world as we know it, from the way we work to the way we live and interact with one another.
Uncertainty’s been looming since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21 — Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising.
LONDON, Feb 17 ― With just 40 days until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, businesses are testing their emergency Brexit preparations to ensure they have enough cash and staff i...
KUALA LUMPUR: Mr Hamid Salleh, 68, has to wait for hours, especially during festive seasons, for his grandchildren to return to Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur.
TALENT shortages, a cautious hiring outlook and a high demand for niche talent will continue to drive Singapore’s job growth across 2019, with a particular focus on fintech and e-payment roles.
LONDON, Feb 11 — Britain's economy grew at the slowest pace in six years in 2018 with near-flat output in the final quarter, data showed Monday, as Brexit uncertainty and weaker global growth bites.
IPOH, Feb 11 — Businesses not covered by the expanded smoking ban can independently seek to gazette their premises as no-smoking areas, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
KUALA LUMPUR: The new government’s decision to set up an action council to address the country’s pressing economic issues has received positive responses.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — Claims that Muslims may only arrange for their minor umrah pilgrimage through Lembaga Tabung Haji are false, said the Finance Ministry.
LONDON, Feb 4 — Major British businesses’ appetite to take on financial risk has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade due to fears of “the hardest of Brexits” and rising US protection...
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 28): Businesses that have not yet received their goods and services tax (GST) refunds and want to claim their refunds in full, are required to furnish the Royal Malaysian Customs Dep...
PETALING JAYA: Businesses are choosing to take a more creative route to heighten the atmosphere this Chinese New Year as they welcome the Year of the Boar.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 14): More than half of the country's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are not fully aware of the availability of Islamic business financing facilities, due mainly to misconception...
Tech companies aiming for an IPO stand to get financial help from the Singapore government if they opt to list in the city-state.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Jan 7 — Industrial orders in Germany fell more sharply than expected in November, official data showed today, adding to an emerging picture of softer growth in the final quarter o...
LONDON, Jan 3 — British firms are facing labour shortages, stagnating growth and price pressures heightened by Brexit, according to the largest private sector survey of business sentiment published ...
LONDON, Jan 3 — Businesses in Britain's dominant services sector reported the slowest sales growth in two years during the final three months of 2018, another sign of a slowing economy ahead of Brex...
PETALING JAYA: A DAP lawmaker has lauded the prime minister for saying no one is above the law, even the rulers.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 — It is not seditious for the public to lodge complaints against those who disregard the rule of law, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wrote on his blog, Chedet, today.
KUALA LUMPUR : Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) today stressed that there is no provision which exempts anyone from the “Rule of Law”. The prime minister said the rule of law applies to everyone fr...
PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government was committed to the rule of law, saying no one including the rulers is above the law.
PETALING JAYA: Public complaints against those who abuse the rule of law are legitimate and do not breach any law, and neither should they be construed as sedition, says the Prime Minister.
COMMENT | Among the most important objectives of Pakatan Harapan when it was struggling to overthrow the kleptocratic government of Najib Abdul Razak was the restoration of the rule of law.
The ban on smoking in public eateries which comes into effect on Jan 1, 2019, was met with resistance from certain quarters and sparked a heated public debate.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 — The Health Ministry will enforce a smoking ban at all restaurants, eateries and roadside stalls nationwide effective January 1, 2019.
How Matrade as the nation’s trade promotion organisation has driven our trade agenda
A group of nightclub operators today urged the Federal Territories Ministry to reconsider the 1am closing time for entertainment outlets in the city saying that it would push them out of business.