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The Borneo Post:
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has launched its Interest Scheme Master Plan which will benefit all sectors of the economy in generating business income and providing alternat...
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IPOH: Ipoh-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) keen to network and engage with their peers and leading industry players in the ecosystem can head to the upcoming SOBA LAB here.
Free Malaysia Today:
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PETALING JAYA: Despite spending billions on entrepreneur development programmes, Malaysia still ranks a poor 58th in the Global Entrepreneurship Development Index, a minister said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has launched its Interest Scheme Master Plan which will benefit all sectors of the economy in generating business income and providin...
theSun:
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has launched its Interest Scheme Master Plan which will benefit all sectors of the economy in generating business income and providing alternat...
theSun:
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PETALING JAYA: The push towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) seems to have hit a wall.
Malay Mail:
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — The Bumiputera Manufacturers and Services Industry Association of Malaysia (PPIPBM) has asked the government to set up a specially-dedicated financial institution for small a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) of Malayan Banking Bhd at “A-”. The outlook is stable.
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IT has been two years since Bursa Malaysia introduced the Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform — better known as the LEAP Market — as an alternative capital-raising platform for small and med...
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SEREMBAN: Four small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Negri Sembilan will be taking part in the Malaysia Fest 2019, to be held July 25-28 in Changi, Singapore, as part of the state’s efforts...
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A KEY success factor for any entrepreneur is embracing lifelong learning to ensure business sustainability in changing times. That mindset was evident from the interest shown by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who tapped into the collective wisdom of experienced entrepreneurs at the recent SOBA LAB held in Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.
The Borneo Post:
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ALOR SETAR: School leavers will be given the opportunity to participate in the Professional Training & Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (Protege) programme at small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs)...
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ALOR STAR: School leavers will be given the opportunity to participate in the Professional Training & Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (Protege) programme at small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) ...
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IPOH: SOBA LAB will be making its next stop at M Roof Hotel & Residences here on July 24.
Malay Mail:
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — The government has identified several areas in peninsular Malaysia and one in Sarawak that are potentially suitable for rare earth mining and development, the Dewan Rakyat wa...
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Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) holds its inaugural LAB for the 2019 season to kick off its 10th year of recognising local SMEs for their achievements in entrepreneurship.
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PETALING JAYA: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) must integrate technology into all aspects of their businesses for sustained growth, say industry experts.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have no choice but to embrace disruptive technology, says Prime Minis­­­­ter Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad.In his keynote address at the Beyond Paradigm Summit organised by Serba Dinamik Holdings here yesterday, Dr Mahathir said Malaysians must take on disruptive technologies as it was projected that 65% of today’s primary school children will go on to work in jobs that do not yet exist.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The export of Malaysian furniture to the United States is expected to grow at least 20% year-on-year (y-o-y) over the next three years, amid the ongoing US-China trade war.
The Edge Markets:
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Malaysia risks losing out on potentially new innovations from the innate, but untapped talent that exists within the country, if local industry, especially small and medium ent...
theSun:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia risks losing out on potentially new innovations from the innate, but untapped talent that exists within the country, if local industry, especially small and medium enterprises (...
The Borneo Post:
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (second right) is accompanied by Minister of International Trde and Industry Datuk Darrel Leiking (second left) during the launching ceremony of Beyond Paradigm ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have no choice but to adapt and master disruptive technology as it has been projected that 65% of today’s children currently in primary education will be working in jobs that do not exist today, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Malay Mail:
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Malaysia risks losing out on potentially new innovations from the innate, but untapped talent that exists within the country, if local industry, especially small and medium e...
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THOSE new to The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) can take the opportunity to attend the SOBA LABs, a free capacity building workshop series that will take place in four different venues.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Low cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd targets to maximise its underutilised asset cargo and logistics business, Teleport, by increasing the usage of the available space for cargo and logistics following its partnership with Gobi Partners and EasyParcel.
e27:
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EasyParcel, a courier marketplace startup from Malaysia, announced that it has secured RM43.5 million (US$10.6 million) in Series B from Gobi Ventures and AirAsia’s rebranded logistics arm Teleport.
Digital News Asia:
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“1% done, 99% of the journey to go,” says Clarence Leong (pic), CEO of courier marketplace, EasyParcel Sdn Bhd which just announced its Series B funding of US$10.6 million (RM43.5 million) from Go...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): AirAsia Group Bhd's cargo and logistics arm Teleport, formerly known as RedCargo Logistics, and venture capital firm Gobi Partners are investing a total of US$10.6 million (RM4...
Malay Mail:
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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: Teleport, the rebranded cargo and logistics platform of Airasia Group Bhd has co-invested equally with Gobi Partners, a venture capital firm, of around RM43.8mil (US$10.6mil) in EasyParcel, a regional e-commerce and parcel delivery player, to scale online parcel delivery services.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Teleport, the rebranded cargo and logistics platform of Airasia Group Bhd has co-invested equally with Gobi Partners, a venture capital firm of around RM43.8mil (US$10.6mil) in EasyParcel, a regional e-commerce and parcel delivery player, to scale online parcel delivery services.
Digital News Asia:
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“1% done, 99% of the journey to go,” says Clarence Leong (pic), CEO of courier marketplace, EasyParcel Sdn Bhd which just announced its Series B funding of US$10.55 million from Gobi Ventures and ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Two airports and a port are the three latest locations under the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) 2019 initiative to make Malaysia a regional e-commerce e-fulfillment hub, the De...
theSun:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two airports and a port are the three latest locations under the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) 2019 initiative to make Malaysia a regional e-commerce e-fulfilment hub, the Dewan Rakyat ...
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THE Edge understands that Bank Negara Malaysia has relaxed the guidelines for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whereby, subject to certain conditions, a rescheduling and restructuring of loans with...
The Star:
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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.
The Star:
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KUALA LUMPUR: SME Bank Malaysia Bhd, which is embarking on a two-year transformation programme, is targeting to approve RM3.5bil in financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must go all out to seize economic opportunities under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.The Chinese business approach of being non-confrontational and practising mutual cooperation for a win-win situation must be adopted to help seal deals, he said.
theSun:
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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...
kopiandproperty.com:
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There was this news about a bridge linking Malaysia to Indonesia many years ago.
The Star:
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SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) which produce beverages should lower the sugar content in their products to avoid paying the sugar tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The Star:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Star Foundation has received the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leadership Award at the CSR Malaysia Awards 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): In the face of a competitive, challenging and uncertain global economy due to the trade war, entrepreneurship in the country needs to be strengthened, said Prime Minister Tun D...
theSun:
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MALACCA: National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who have been listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) may get a bank loan to buy their first home, says ...
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MELAKA (July 11): National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who have been listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) have no problem getting a bank loan to bu...
theSun:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that manufacture beverages will be similarly charged and not exempted from paying the sugar tax, said Lim Guan Eng.
The Edge Markets:
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MELAKA (July 11): National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who have been listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) have no problem getting a bank loan to bu...
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MELAKA: National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who have been listed in the Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) have no problems getting a bank loan to buy their first home, says Bank Negara Malaysia.
The Edge Markets:
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The tax levied on packaged and ready to consume sugary beverages will result in price increases, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The Star:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in beverage manufacturing should lower the sugar content in their products to avoid paying sugar tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The Star:
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KUALA LUMPUR: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) report states that Malaysia can become a high-income nation within two years, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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GEORGE TOWN (July 10): Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are urged to leverage on the platform provided by eBay, a global e-commerce leader, which currently can be reached by 180 mil...
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DESPITE having the most comprehensive halal ecosystem in the world, the value of Malaysia’s exports in this category is still just a drop in the ocean compared with global consumption of such produc...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): AmBank Group and Maxis have formed a partnership to create a roadmap of digital solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), enabling them with easy access to so...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Over 50% of small medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country are not insured and at risk of losing business due to various reasons such as fire, said AXA Affin General Insurance B...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 60 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been selected to undergo the Readiness Assessment (RA) programme to migrate to Industry 4.0 platform, said Deputy Minister of Inter...
theSun:
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KUALA LUMPUR: The existing regulations to support entrepreneur growth is too rigid and time-consuming, causing the country to lose some talents to foreign countries.
Free Malaysia Today:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof says the government will provide access to financing for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by roping private investors into a co-fu...
Malaysiakini:
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The existing regulations to support entrepreneur growth is too rigid and time-consuming, causing the country to lose talent to foreign countries.
The Edge Markets:
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): HSBC Malaysia has launched HSBC Supply Chain Finance (HSCF) platform, an electronic platform that enables customers to upload approved invoices catering to basic file upload and...
The Star:
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PETALING JAYA: Participants at the upcoming SOBA LAB PJ on July 17 will be able to garner insights from three industry leaders in the Engine of Growth panel discussion.
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THE Ministry of Finance approved a three-year extension to Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to manage the revolving Tabung Projek Usahawan Bumiputera-i (TPUB-i) contract financing scheme up to June 30, 2022.
Digital News Asia:
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SINGAPORE-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financing platform Validus Capital (Validus) has announced that it is applying for a digital banking licence with the Monetary Authority of Si...
The Borneo Post:
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should work closely with government agencies to accelerate their business growth, said Sarawak layered-cake entrepreneur Mohammad Hafi...
Malay Mail:
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — The Securities Commission Malaysia will facilitate closer collaboration between the Malaysian and Chinese capital markets to mutually benefit both economies, following its vis...
The Edge Markets:
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 5): The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced today that it will facilitate closer collaboration between the capital markets in Malaysia and China, specifically on greater c...
The Star:
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Finance approved a three-year extension to Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to manage the revolving Tabung Projek Usahawan Bumiputera-i (TPUB-i) contract financing scheme up to June 30, 2022.
Malaysiakini:
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The Finance Ministry has approved a three-year extension for Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to manage the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Project Fund (TPUB-i). CGC is expected to manage the ...
The Star:
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REFERRING to the letter “Caution on loan approval” (The Star, July 4), I agree with the author, Johnny Tsen, and support his views on why commercial banks should not grant greater loan access to f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The freezing of one of the accounts of Koperasi Jayadiri Malaysia Bhd (Kojadi) will not jeopardise the cooperative’s operations, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The freezing of one of the accounts of Koperasi Jayadiri Malaysia Bhd (Kojadi) will not jeopardise the cooperative's operations, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Malaysian businesses can benefit from greater participation from foreign investment funds but will lose out, if the government is slow to react to their interests, said Entrepre...
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I REFER to the recent report quoting Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng directing commercial banks to grant greater loan access to first-time house buyers and SMEs, “Give more access to financing for fir...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform, Funding Societies Malaysia is cooperating with Lazada Malaysia to offer short-term and e-commerce financing, specifically for traders on Lazada e-commerce platform.
Digital News Asia:
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MAYBANK in collaboration with Visa Malaysia on July 3 launched its latest mobile payment app for merchants, Tap2Phone, at Menara Maybank.
Free Malaysia Today:
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I refer to the FMT report quoting Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as directing commercial banks to grant greater loan access to first-time house buyers and SMEs recently.
The Edge Markets:
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): OCBC Malaysia and the Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia Bhd (CGC) are extending their partnership to bring a fresh RM250 million in unsecured financing to small and medium enterpri...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform Funding Societies Malaysia is cooperating with Lazada Malaysia to offer short-term and e-commerce financing, specifically for traders on La...
Malaysiakini:
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LETTER | I refer to the recent Malaysiakini report quoting Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng directing commercial banks to grant greater loan access to first-time house buyers and SMEs. I am a retired ba...
Malay Mail:
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 ― Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform, Funding Societies Malaysia is cooperating with Lazada Malaysia to offer short-term and e-commerce financing, specifically for traders on...
Malay Mail:
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JULY 3 — I refer to the Malay Mail report quoting Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng directing commercial banks to grant greater loan access to first-time house buyers and SMEs recently.
Digital News Asia:
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FUNDING Societies, a largest digital Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing platform, announced on July 2 its partnership with Lazada Malaysia to offer short-term financing for merchants selling on the Lazada p...
Malaysiakini:
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LETTER | In conjunction with the latest round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiation in Melbourne on June 30, 2019, Asia Pacific trade unions jointly urge participating gove...
Fintech News Malaysia:
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Funding Societies Malaysia, the largest digital Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing platform in the country, announced today its partnership with Lazada Malaysia to offer short-term financing, e-commerce fin...
Digital News Asia:
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SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Southeast Asia are looking to invest in digital technologies within the next three years as the key enabler to drive new business propositions and user exper...
Tech in Asia:
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
theSun:
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PETALING JAYA: Penang Deputy Chief Minister Dr P Ramasamy would have been more constructive in his reminder had he gone through the detailed report card produced by IDEAS, MP for Bangi Dr Ong Kian Min...
The Star:
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HAVING built up its remittance business, EasyPay Transfers is looking to grow further by going into the procurement space for SMEs.
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PETALING JAYA: The SOBA LAB series, themed “Business Growth Masterclass”, will kick off at Menara Star here on July 17, followed by Ipoh (July 24), Johor Baru (July 31) and Penang (Aug 7).
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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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This article first appeared as "Making the LEAP to ACE or Main Market" in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019 BURSA Malaysia’s Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform — be...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): The government is able to achieve a balanced budget in the next four years based on steps it is taking to reduce costs, observed the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affair...
Free Malaysia Today:
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PETALING JAYA: An economist expects domestic investments to show recovery in the results of the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 following the resumption of mega projects such as Bandar Malaysia and the Ea...
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GEORGE TOWN (June 28): The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy o...
Digital News Asia:
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UNITED Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and Zilingo, a fashion and lifestyle e-commerce platform, on June 27 announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the growth of Ase...
Free Malaysia Today:
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KUCHING: Sarawak must comply with international policies involving sustainable forest management to enable its timber products to penetrate the international market, Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg ...
Malay Mail:
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — A survey by the German Chambers Asean Business Council (GCABC) revealed an emboldened optimism among German business leaders for an improved economy under the new “Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 27): The RAM Business Confidence Index (RAM BCI) for the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2019 indicates a rebound in the sentiment of export-oriented corporates in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The sentiment of export-oriented corporates in Malaysia is expected to rebound as the country is one of the key beneficiaries of the ongoing US-China trade war as global supply chains realign from China.