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Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’s largest consumer-to-consumer online marketplaces is getting ready to expand into Malaysia and throughout the region with the launch of its BukaGlobal app.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’s largest consumer-to-consumer online marketplaces is getting ready to expand into Malaysia and throughout the region with the launch of its Buka...
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd, which is targeting to grant RM31bil in financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by 2021, is confident of hitting a third of that target by this year on the back of favourable take-ups so far.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): RHB Banking Group (RHB) has launched Malaysia’s first-of-its-kind SME connected banking ecosystem, featuring the enhanced RHB SME e-Solutions platform.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Banking Group group is targeting 10,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with its newly launched RHB SME e-Solutions banking platform.
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SINGAPORE-based SME financing platform Validus Capital announced on May 21 that it has made several key senior hires to boost its technological capabilities as the company prepares for further expans...
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Having received one of the three new licences from the Securities Commission Malaysia to operate an Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) platform, Bikesh Lakhmichand (pic), founding partner and CEO of venture ac...
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MALAYSIA'S Securities Commission announced eight ‘Regulated Market Operators’ for equity crowdfunding (ECF) and P2P financing on May 17, including the very first Islamic equity crowdfunding licens...
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CAPITALBAY, a multi-bank supply chain finance platform, has received the approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to operate a peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform.
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FOR most companies, the task of automating their operations may seem like a big undertaking, more so for SMEs.
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The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced, today, eight new recognized market operators comprising three equity crowdfunding (ECF) and five peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms.
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CAPITALBAY, a Malaysian multi-bank supply chain finance platform has received the approval from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to operate a peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) today urged the Transport Ministry to review entry fee charges for buses and tour vans to pick up and drop off pass...
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Imagine that you have a brilliant business idea that is going to change the world for the better, and you decide to charge forward towards it.
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UNIVERSAL Robots (UR), Denmark-based collaborative robots (cobots) market leader has identified Malaysia as a key growth market in line with the country’s increased focus on automation and robotics,...
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TAXPAYERS who are served notices of tax arrears must pay up within 30 days of the notification lest they would be blacklisted and barred from leaving the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Universal Robots (UR), the Denmark-based collaborative robots (cobots) technology market leader, hopes Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will accelerate the adoption...
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PETALING JAYA (May 14): Owners of commercial and industrial buildings, especially small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to explore the feasibility of installing solar panels on roofs to ...
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ALOR SETAR (May 14): Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should take advantage of the opportunities provided by the agencies under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to driv...
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PETALING JAYA (May 14): Owners of commercial and industrial buildings, especially small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to explore the feasibility of installing solar panels on roofs to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): AmBank (M) Bhd is currently in discussion with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to provide technical and monetary assistance to small and medium enterpris...
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RECENT incidents involving chemicals have thrust the subject of “responsible care” in the chemical industry into the public domain.
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EXABYTES Network Sdn Bhd on May 13 announced that its annual event of Exabytes eCommerce Conference (EEC) is scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 27 at Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Cen...
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(May 13): After the Arab revolutions of 2011, multilateral institutions in the Middle East and North Africa began to show greater interest in the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises as a m...
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BANKS are intensifying their focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), going by the spate of announcements in recent weeks of their plans for new and more aggressive financing for SMEs over ...
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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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THE Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has unveiled plans to help small and medium exporters advance in the global market using online platforms. The plan was jointly announced by the ministries of finance, SMEs and culture.
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COMPANIES across Asia Pacific will soon find it easier to access the latest offerings in the Oracle Cloud as a result of the newly launched Oracle Cloud Solution Hub in Kuala Lumpur.
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Hong Kong’s banking regulator has issued four more online-only banking licenses to units of Alibaba, PingAn and smartphone maker Xiaomi, as well as to a JV involving Tencent, ICBC and Hillhouse Capital.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — To small or startup firms, reforms are not necessarily good for business.
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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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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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The readiness assessment (RA) programme under the National Policy on Industry 4.0 or Industry4WRD has so far received over 300 applications from small and medium enterprises (SMEs). International Trad...
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TRUONG Trong Toai, a graduate of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, started Robot3T at the end of 2014 to turn the dream of a “Made in Vietnam robot” into reality.
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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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KNIGHT Capital, a private non-banking licensed financial institution, has tied up with peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform operator Peoplender Sdn Bhd to improve capital access for its clients.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: Private sectors need to step up and play a crucial role as the main drivers of innovation and to facilitate digital entrepreneurship.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 ― Private sectors need to step up and play a crucial role as the main drivers of innovation and to facilitate digital entrepreneurship.
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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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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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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.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The possibility of an economic slowdown is the biggest concern among Malaysian businesses, as the government has not provided a clear direction in steering the economy forward, says an independent market research firm.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A new financial proposition that caters to small business owners to better manage their finances was unveiled recently.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED), which was revived by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition after it took over the reins of the federal government nearly a year ago, is on tr...
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Krungsri Finnovate, the US$30 million fintech-focused venture capital subsidiary of Thailand’s Krungsri Bank, invested an undisclosed amount in Choco CRM, a local startup that provides customer rela...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is holding to its 14th General Election’s (GE14) pledges since its historic win nearly a year ago by allocating significant resources to supporting ...
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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 30 — Co-opbank Pertama Malaysia Bhd (CBP) aims to give out RM3.5 billion worth of financing this year to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and cooperatives, up from RM2.6 billi...
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On-demand logistics startup Triplogic announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from early-stage venture capital firm East Ventures.
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kopiandproperty.com readers, especially owners of SMEs thinking of expanding their business or even move up from renting to owning, this is an event customised for you.
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eBay and the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) recently joined forces to deliver training to small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking new and global sales channels in the fast-growing eCo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk’s net profit fell 10% to 414.9 billion rupiah (RM120.74 million) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19), from 463.1 billion rupiah...
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When talking about business in Southeast Asia, you are talking about small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – they make up more than 95 percent of all businesses in the region.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Alibaba.com is partnering Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd, a web hosting and cloud service provider, to boost exports by small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the northern reg...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — Public Bank Bhd recorded a slightly higher net profit for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2019 of RM1.410 billion from RM1.405 billion recorded in the same quarter...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Public Bank Bhd reported today a 0.36% increase in net profit at RM1.41 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) from RM1.405 billion a year earlier mainly ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — The Pakatan Government’s pledge to create one million job opportunities in five years is attainable in the long term if it boosts development expenditure and fosters the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — The Pakatan Government’s pledge to create one million job opportunities in five years is attainable in the long term if it boosts development expenditure and fosters the ...
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SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of growth for the Malaysian economy and CIMB Bank Bhd is reiterating its commitment to supporting the sector, in line with the increased spotlight on smaller businesses in recent years.
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IN EFFORTS to increase smart manufacturing practices in the manufacturing sector, local industrial automation specialist Galactic Advance Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd recently launched its GENiE Smart Factory Solution.
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AS MORE SMEs look for an effective way to digitise their businesses, there is an important role that telco companies can play as technology enablers to help them take the first steps in the right direction, according to Maxis head of enterprise Paul McManus.
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HIGH interest rate returns has been among the biggest attraction for investors to participate in peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms, notes a survey by Funding Societies.
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Find out how many Penangites are obese, how many local SMEs are controlled by women, how little tourists spend in Penang and many more honest assessments of the state’s socio-economy in The Penang20...
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GEORGE TOWN: Find out how many Penangites are obese, how many local SMEs are controlled by women, how little tourists spend here and many more honest assessments of the state’s socio-economy in The Penang2030 Guide. Readers will get a frank view of the challenges Penang faces and a comprehensive plan to overcome them.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): AmBank Group believes that the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia are still underserved in terms of financing despite being an important component of the economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group, through its entities CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd, have entered into a strategic partnership with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access to RM2 billion in financing through CGC’s Portfolio Guarantee-i scheme.
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kopiandproperty.com attended the press briefing today in IOI Galleries @ Puchong for their latest offering to the market; Stellar Suites (modern office suites).
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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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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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Fundamentally, banks take money (deposits) from the public and lends money to the public to earn more money.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance Bank and its unit, Alliance Islamic Bank, have tied up exclusively with insurance company Zurich Malaysia for 15 years to offer general insurance and takaful products, with an aim to achieve revenue of up to RM200mil over the tenure.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank (M) Bhd bagged the Top Financial Institution (FI) Partner Award for Commercial category and Top FI Award for the Bumiputera category at the recent CGC SME Awards 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank Group aims to approve RM50 billion in mortgage loans and RM40 billion small and medium enterprises (SMEs) loans in three years.
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This should be the ‘MOST EXPENSIVE’ news for 2019.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: In a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the government decided to revive the Bandar Malaysia Project after it was abruptly terminated in May 2017.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) says today the government has decided to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia project that was abruptly terminated in May 2017, because the project ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) says today the government has decided to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia project, which was abruptly terminated in May 2017, because the projec...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 18 — The 5G will impact every industry that is vital to the growth of the country’s economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): AmBank (M) Bhd and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) today launched an RM30 million Syariah-compliant financing facility for start-ups that have been in business...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank (M) Berhad (“AmBank”) and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (“CGC”) have entered a new strategic partnership to fulfil the financing needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): To support the growth of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Malaysian private investment firm RHL Ventures has launched a fund worth RM100 million, in which SME Corp M...
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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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(L-R) RHL Ventures’s Teng Chen Shun, Jo Jo Kong, Rachel Lau, Tengku Ahmad Ridhwanuddin, and Raja Hamzah Abidin Malaysia’s private investment firm, RHL Ventures, has announced the launch of a RM10...
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Malaysia-based private investment firm RHL Ventures today announced it has launched a US$24.3 million fund to support local early-stage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The fund included a ...
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In a first for Malaysia’s venture capital sector, SME Corp Malaysia, the key agency promoting and driving the SME sector, has decided to up its game and get directly involved in the growth of SMEs v...
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DATA is a core part of MCOM Holdings Bhd’s business. Unlike most SMEs, chief executive officer Ho Kim Hun understands the importance of keeping up with technological trends and has invested in data analytics earlier on.
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EXABYTES Capital Group Sdn Bhd has emerged as the largest web hosting provider in Indonesia with its acquisition of PT Master Web Network (MWN).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): The advent of 5G technology is expected to improve digital entrepreneurship and e-commerce for the small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs), said the Malaysian Communications...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should capitalise on the RM517mil funding made available by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd’s (MIDF) and Malaysian Technology Development Corp (MTDC) under the Soft Loan Scheme for Automation and Modernisation (SLSAM).
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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.
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WOULD it be okay for you if you were required to have RM1mil in hand before you are considered eligible to bid for a project?
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VALIDUS Capital (Validus), a Singapore-based SME lending platform, has formally launched in Indonesia through its domestic business entity, Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should capitalise on the RM517 million funding made available by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd’s (MIDF) and  Malaysian Te...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is aiming to disburse RM50 billion in mortgages and RM35 billion in loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the next three years.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should capitalise on the RM517 million funding made available by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd’s (MIDF) and  Malaysian ...