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THE stats are out. The SME sector has once again made an impressive showing.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — CIMB Group is expected to post positive earnings in the coming period despite facing with interest rate cuts and challenging external environment.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): CIMB Group Holdings Bhd's 92.5% subsidiary PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk today reported an 11.8% rise in net profit to IDR1.98 trillion (RM580.82 million) in its first half of 2019 (1H...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group has teamed up with Axiata Digital Capital (ADC) to provide financing solutions to 700, 000 small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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CIMB Group has entered into a partnership with Axiata Digital Capital to help 700,000 SME customers in Malaysia and Indonesia to access financing solutions.
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AMMB Holdings Bhd’s group CEO Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir can perhaps finally catch his breath, having now made notable progress in his four-year “Top 4” plan to put the group on a stronger and mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Following its initial announcement during Kembara Digital Malaysia, TM has announced a price reduction for all Streamyx customers.
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Following its initial announcement during Kembara Digital Malaysia, TM has announced a price reduction for all Streamyx customers.
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MALAYSIA-based B2B eCommerce marketplace, Dropee, introduces NexHera - a complete digital solution that strengthens B2B relationships by giving merchants complete real-time visibility of business data...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Change is on the agenda for both the country and companies alike, whether it is turning one’s company into a purpose-driven organisation, keeping up with the Joneses in terms of techno...
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DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd is committed to making it easy for small and medium enterprises (SME) owners to take their business digital.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): AMMB Holdings Bhd (AmBank) remains cautious on the Malaysian banking industry, amid challenges including the impact of the US-China trade war on the world economy, group chief ...
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ANY company involved with import and export knows that drastic forex fluctuations and price uncertainties are not good for business. This is especially true for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which often face cash flow and margin challenges.
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EXPORTING products abroad is often seen as a daunting task for many small and medium enterprises (SME), but achieving the first ever sales will change that perception.
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DUNGUN (July 26): The relaunch of the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project will bring about positive impact to local contractors who have been looking for opportunities to benefit from the large-sca...
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DUNGUN: The relaunch of the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project will bring about positive impacts to local contractors who have been looking for opportunities to benefit from from the large-scale p...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The investment banking industry is not easy business and opportunities are somewhat limited at the moment.
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DUNGUN, July 26 — The relaunch of the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project will bring about positive impacts to local contractors who have been looking for opportunities to benefit from the large-...
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DUNGUN (July 25): The relaunch of the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) project will bring about positive impact to local contractors who have been looking for opportunities to benefit from the large-sca...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Alliance Bank Bhd will further strengthen its digital product offerings in the financial year ending March 31, 2020 (FY20) through the allocation of RM50 million in capital e...
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The Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA) will be holding its annual, Southeast Asia Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference 2019 (SEAVCPE 2019) at Securities Commission Ma...
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PETALING JAYA: The small and medium enterprises (SME) sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is targeted to exceed 50% in 2030, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) expects all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country to embrace digitalisation in their business operations within five ye...
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KUALA LUMPUR: SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) expects all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country to embrace digitalisation in their business operations within five years compared with the current 32 per cent.
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PETALING JAYA (July 18): A total of 841 small and medium local enterprises (SME) brands have been listed in six foreign hypermarkets in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Low-cost carrier, AirAsia Group, aims to maximise its under utilised asset cargo and logistics business, looking at an immediate five per cent increment in the space utilisat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will undertake a comprehensive effort to help small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs make the switch to robotic automation technology, according to Economic...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank Bhd’s (PBB) key priority continues to be on its asset quality with a strong credit culture instead of loan expansion, according to AmBank Research.
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PARIT BUNTAR: Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.
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PARIT BUNTAR, July 7 — Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant autho...
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KUANTAN, June 30 — The process of obtaining halal certification from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is not difficult, and takes only two weeks from the date of application if t...
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KUANTAN: The process of obtaining halal certification from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is not difficult, and takes only two weeks from the date of application if the prescribe...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) and Malaysia Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a comprehensive suite of banking s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): The Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) will be increasing its focus on bringing in more members from the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) segment, as part of its...
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Tengah (fourth left) presents a plaque of appreciation to KTS Group of companies represented by their senior manager industrial products division Ling Leong King.
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Recently, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia had requested TM to submit a report on its steps to tackle the Streamyx issue.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Recently, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia had requested TM to submit a report on its steps to tackle the Streamyx issue.
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IN CONJUNCTION with Malaysia Tech Week 2019 (MTW19), the early stage venture fund 500 Startups hosted the MTW’19 Pitch Pit with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Fintech dominated the sho...
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IN CONJUNCTION with Malaysia Tech Week 2019 (MTW19), the early stage venture fund 500 Startups hosted the MTW’19 Pitch Pit with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Fintech dominated the sho...
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IT has been almost a year since the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce’s (BMCC) inaugural Business Excellence Awards, which recognised business excellence and was held in conjunction with the Cha...
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SEREMBAN, June 17 — The Negri Sembilan government has begun discussion with retail group AEON to promote products of the state’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through the latter’s supermar...
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PETALING JAYA: Local SMEs, particularly export-oriented companies, are in a good position to meet the increasing demand that is expected to come into the region due to the ongoing US-China trade war.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings expects some downside risk to its 5% loan growth projection for 2019 due to softer earnings in the quarter ended March 31 and also the cautious environment from the US-China trade war.
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KUALA LUMPUR: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd launched a three-month business transformation programme on Thursday to help businesses in Malaysia adopt technology to drive productivity and growth.
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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.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Bank Bhd’s recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s CapBridge Pte Ltd will facilitate capital raising and trading of shares for private companies through the latter’s investment platform and the 1exchange (1X) private securities exchange.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): CIMB Bank Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding with Singapore company CapBridge Pte Ltd, which will facilitate capital raising and trading of shares for private companies...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): CIMB Bank Bhd’s recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s CapBridge Pte Ltd will facilitate capital raising and trading of shares for private companies through the latter’s investment platform and the 1exchange (1X) private securities exchange.
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LONDON, May 31 — Leaving the European Union without a deal will cause severe long-term damage to Britain’s competitiveness, one of the country’s main business groups warned the 12 candidates hop...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): Affin Bank Bhd posted a 3% dip year-on-year in net profit to RM 137.23 million or 6.9 sen per share in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19), weighed down by its comme...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd is targetting a 7% loans growth for its financial year 2020 (FY20), after the group's loan growth came in at 6% in FY19, missing its 10% growth target...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd lifted its net profit by 9% to RM537.60 million in the financial year ended March 31, 2019 (FY19) largely due to the better performance of its busines...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd's net profit rose by 9% to RM537.59mil in the financial year ended March 31, 2019 from RM493.23mil a year ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd lifted its net profit by 9 per cent to RM537.60 million in the financial year ended March 31, 2019 (FY19) largely due to the better performance of i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is ready to work with corporate companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve user convenience and comfort.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is ready to work with corporate companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve user convenience and comfort.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): AMMB Holdings Bhd posted an 81% growth in net profit to RM459.67 million for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2019 (4QFY19), from RM253.41 million a year ago, thanks to a subs...
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LAST month I had the nerve racking task of standing in front of a large room of strangers in Johor Baru to talk to them about the wonders of analytics.
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LETTER | Education Minister Maszlee Malek continues to draw criticisms and truly through no fault of others apart from himself.
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LETTER | I have spent some eight years working in Japan and returned to Malaysia 13 years ago.
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ABOUT 300 companies have sought the help of the International Trade and Industry Ministry to gauge their readiness for Industry 4.0.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is in need of an economic growth plan for the longer run given the weaker business sentiment in the first half of this year, says UOB Research senior economist Julia Goh.
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WE KNOW that SMEs form a central pillar of the Malaysian economy – after all, 98% of business establishments in the country are SMEs, contributing to more than 38% of the national Gross Domestic Pro...
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PT ALAMI Teknologi Sharia group (Alami), Indonesia’s first Syariah fintech aggregator and a registered peer-to-peer (P2P) platform, has secured funding in a pre-seed round led by tryb Group.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Rakyat today announced a RM200 million allocation to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the oil and gas service and equipment (OGSE) sector through a vendor financing programme.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — It has been a long and frustrating year for industry executives.
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I recently shared my view on new finance at a luncheon talk. There are several pre-IPO funding options that start-up companies and SMEs can explore as a source of alternative funding such as angel investment, venture capital (VC), equity crowdfunding (ECF) and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending.
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SHAH ALAM, May 4 — The European Union’s (EU) decision to ban Malaysian palm oil is not seen as jeopardising the income of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that produce products using the commod...
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PETALING JAYA: New loan applications by Malaysian businesses and households have been continuously falling over the past few months, indicating a weakening sentiment in the domestic economy.
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PETALING JAYA: More than 140 participants attended the first forum in the SME Thought Leadership 2019 series, titled Discover New Business Opportunities Through Big Data.
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KUALA LUMPUR: SME Association of Malaysia today encouraged budget hotels operators to join the Malaysian Budget Hotel Association (MyBHA) to be recognised by the Tourism Ministry.
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PETALING JAYA: More than 140 participants attended the first forum in the SME Thought Leadership 2019 series, titled "Discover New Business Opportunities Through Big Data" at Menara Star here on Thursday (May 2).
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TRIPLOGIC, an on-demand, inter- and intra-city logistics startup, announced on April 30 that it has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from early-stage venture capital firm East Ventures.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Affin Bank Bhd sees its net interest margin (NIM) coming under pressure this year but said it will be focusing on higher yielding assets and growing its current account and sa...
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After a month long selection process, the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC) has concluded its shortlisting of startups eligible for the Selangor Accelerator Programme (SAP) ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is retaining RHB Bank as an Add and top pick for the sector due to its attractive valuations and ongoing transformation programme.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd’s Indonesian unit, reported today that net profit climbed 7.6% year-on-year to IDR944 billion in its first quarter ended Marc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd remains “cautiously optimistic” about its earnings outlook even as it banks on its small and medium enterprises (SME) segment to provide continued growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd targets to grant RM31 billion in new and additional financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by 2021.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): RHB Bank Bhd is targeting RM31 billion in new and additional financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by 2021.
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BIG is not always better in banking.
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SEBERANG PERAI, April 24 — A government-linked financier, Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV), is giving out loans to local startup technology companies in order to stop such companies from leaving ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Bursa Malaysia was marginally higher today supported by mild buying interest in banking and energy stocks, dealers said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Any cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) will have an “insignificant” impact on Public Bank Bhd, said its managing director (MD) Tan Sri Tay Ah Lek (pic).
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KUALA LUMPUR: PublicInvest research has affirmed its outperform call on Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd with a target price of RM4.80 following the announcement of collaborations with Zurich Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank Bhd is targeting to approve a total of RM50bil of housing loans and RM40bil of small and medium enterprise (SME) loans in the next three years, said its founder and chairman emeritus Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow.Teh said in a press release that the move was to support the government’s efforts to promote home ownership and SME businesses in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): Public Bank Group aims to approve RM50 billion in mortgage loans and RM40 billion small and medium enterprise (SME) loans in three years.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): Public Bank Group aims to approve RM50 billion in mortgage loans and RM40 billion small and medium enterprise (SME) loans in three years.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd and its unit, Alliance Islamic Bank Bhd, have inked a 15-year bancassurance and bancatakaful agreement with Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Bhd and Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Bhd which will see a partnership value of RM200 million.
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Public Bank aims to approve RM50b in mortgage loans, RM40b SME loans in three years
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Nope, I do not wish to remind everyone again that the bank loves to lend money to home buyers.
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KOTA BARU: The Entrepreneur Development Ministry targets to strengthen the economic contribution of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to reach RM500 billion by the end of 2020.
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KOTA BARU, April 20 — The Entrepreneur Development Ministry targets to strengthen the economic contribution of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to reach RM500 billion by the end of 2020.
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Raja Hamzah, Managing Partner of RHL Ventures Malaysian private investment firm RHL Ventures has just announced a new US$24.3-million fund.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector outside the Klang Valley are facing difficulties in adapting to the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) as they remain h...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 17): Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is looking at the implementation of 5G technology as an area of growth and is awaiting further regulatory guidance and instructions on the rollout of th...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) will be rolling out a new integrated system for businesses to better manage their assets, liabilities and risks.