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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) has assigned an AA3/Stable rating to Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd’s proposed Islamic medium-term notes (IMTN) programme of up to RM...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After eight months’ wait for their salary arrears and compensation, about 40 workers of the defunct Tamil Nesan today urged Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran to help them.
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JAKARTA: Everything is available on Gojek.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Malaysia is expected to attract quite a healthy inflow of investments from Chinese companies in the second half of the year, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong...
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Kent Lau first heard about the WeChat Developer Challenge in June from his longtime friend Claire Chen, the project director of digital agency Imp Digital.
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Swoop Aero, a provider of on-demand autonomous air transport service for medical supplies, has secured seven-figure funding in a round co-led by venture capital firms Tempus Partners and Right Click C...
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KOTA KINABALU: Korea’s first low-cost airline, Jeju Air, has increased its frequency for the Incheon-Kota Kinabalu route from seven to 11 flights weekly from September 1 to October 26 this year.
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ABILLIONVEG, a social impact platform powering the plant-based movement, has today announced that it has secured US$2 million (RM8.36 million) in seed funding led by California based venture fund 500 ...
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HONG KONG: HSBC Holdings Plc, the bank that shook up its senior leadership this month, is considering a bid for Asian operations being sold by Aviva Plc as it seeks ways to diversify its business in the region, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Malaysia’s Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof announced that a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, August 21, had discussed the matter of ride-hailing service operations in th...
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Real-time customer management platform RateIt has secured US$5 million in a series A round led by Tin Men Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital firm focused on business-to-business tech investmen...
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Indonesian venture capital firm East Ventures announced that it has closed its latest fund at US$75 million, more than double its initial US$30 million target.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Singapore-based insurtech firm Axinan, through its subsidiary Axinan Labuan Ltd, has secured a combined General and Reinsurance licence, issued by the Labuan Financial Services ...
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We’re down to the last 1,5 months before our blockbuster Tech in Asia Conference happens in Jakarta on October 8 & 9.
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Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has opened its first international office in Singapore, committing US$100 million into investment opportunities in Southeast...
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KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA: Leading palm oil players in Indonesia see production growth being hit in the short to medium term, as the world's top grower of the edible oil faces drought across major planting regions that is expected to delay fruit ripening and lower output.
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Doan Kim Chi works for a local bank in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, and has been a loyal iPhone user for years.
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BANGKOK, Aug 20 — Thailand will extend until April next year a measure that waives fees for visas on arrival issued to tourists from 18 countries, as it looks to stimulate growth in tourism to spur ...
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Carousell celebrated its seventh anniversary this past weekend, but its recent financial report shows that the Singapore-based classified ads company is some distance away from profitability.
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Carousell celebrated its seventh anniversary this past weekend, but its recent financial report shows that the Singapore-based classified ads company is some distance away from profitability.
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Southeast Asia often makes headlines for its immense growth potential, with a rising mobile economy and increasing GDP.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Fitch Ratings on Monday revised its 2019 growth forecast for Malaysia to 4.6%, from 4.2%, after the country reported stronger-than-expected growth in the first half.
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Singapore-based venture capital firm East Ventures has been named one of the most “consistent top performing venture capital fund managers” in the world in the latest report by research company Pr...
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Oil and gas company Shell is launching electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore, a first for Southeast Asia, Reuters reported.
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Dear readers, A lot went down last week, starting with the release of WeWork’s listing prospectus.
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Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.According to Asia Samachar, an independent news portal for Sikhs in Southeast Asia, t...
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The Thai deputy prime minister dismissed on Monday a demand made by a Malay Muslim group to free those detained over alleged links to the long-running insurgency in Thailand's mainly Muslim south as a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Buyers are circling Axiata Group Bhd’s wireless tower business, even as the Southeast Asia telecom giant presses ahead with plans for a broader merger with Telenor ASA’s Asi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Buyers are circling Axiata Group Bhd.’s wireless tower business, even as the Southeast Asia telecom giant presses ahead with plans for a broader merger with Telenor ASA’s Asian operations, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Liew (seated at centre), flanked by Bishop John (on her left) and William, with members of the organising committee.
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Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
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MALAYSIA’s decision to reopen its doors to citizens who had left to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has sparked a national outcry over potential security risks.
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PETALING JAYA: Sixteen-year-old student Sara Sofea has successfully conquered Mount Elbrus in Russia, which is the highest peak in Europe.
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The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand’s largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any...
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Young people in Southeast Asia (SEA) face a relentless challenge to upgrade their skills as technology disrupts job markets, according to research released yesterday by the World Economic Forum and S...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Appointing undergraduates to university senates will allow the former to represent their fellow students in determining the road map for public higher learning institutions in the countr...
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Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers a speech in front of parliament members, ahead of Independence Day, at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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IKEA Southeast Asia plans to open the first phase of its shopping centre, which will be linked to its IKEA outlet in Batu Kawan, Penang, by the end of this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Netflix has pledged to work with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Digital ASEAN working group to help people and governments in Southeast Asia develop creative and digital ski...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burning would be severely punished.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in fo...
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JAKARTA, Aug 15 — Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said today, warning those involved i...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 15): The Penang State Government is still looking at various options on the mode of public transport deemed the most suitable for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). Chief Minist...
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Logisly, a platform connecting shippers and logistics service providers in Indonesia, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a seed round led by Singapore’s SeedPlus, Indonesia’s Convergen...
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WeWork (or The We Company as it prefers to be called) has just released its IPO prospectus.
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The Penang State Government is still looking at various options on the mode of public transport deemed the most suitable for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (phot...
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 15 — The Penang State Government is still looking at various options on the mode of public transport deemed the most suitable for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). Chief Mini...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 15): The Penang State Government is still looking at various options on the mode of public transport deemed the most suitable for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). Chief Minist...
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BENGALURU: Most Asian currencies weakened on Thursday as recession warnings from the U.S. bond market dented investor risk appetite, cutting short a modest respite after the United States delayed some tariffs on imports from China.
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Dostavista, the Russia-based company that operates crowdsourced delivery service MrSpeedy, has raised US$15 million in a series B funding round led by Vostok New Ventures, as well as existing investor...
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JAKARTA: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. is weighing a bid for Standard Chartered Plc’s Indonesian bank, people with knowledge of the matter said, a move that may create the country’s fifth-largest lender.
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WeWork (or The We Company as it prefers to be called) has just released its IPO prospectus.
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Singaporean startup Limestone Network is looking to transform the face of Southeast Asia by building smart cities powered by blockchain technology – starting with an ambitious 100-hectare mixed-use...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia-based integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company edotco Group Sdn Bhd (edotco) is collaborating with New York-listed Intelsat SA to advance connectiv...
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All Malaysian pilgrims have been confirmed safe following heavy rains at the Mina Muaisim campsite in Mecca at 4pm local time (9pm Malaysian time) yesterday.
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FROM setting up his first eBay account in 2013 to sell vehicle stickers internationally, Joachim Sebastian has come a long way.
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JAKARTA (Aug 13): Indonesian builder PT MNC Land has launched the sale of luxury condos and mansions in two projects in Indonesia.
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JAKARTA, Aug 13 — Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of the US president, said he was upbeat about two planned Trump-branded projects in Indonesia and dismissed any risk of conflict of interest over in...
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Singapore-based online property rental platform Flat Monthly has received US$320,000 in seed funding from Hong Kong’s Terra Capital.
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China-based digital payments firm QFPay has received US$20 million in funding to further drive its global expansion efforts.
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As it turns out, DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd — the Cyberjaya-based company spearheading the new national car project — used to be 52.63%-owned by VentureTECH Sdn Bhd, a unit of government agency Malaysian I...
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On the 7th of August, Kisi, an American IoT company specialising in wireless security revealed the results of their study on global cities with the best (and thus the worst) work-life balance in 2019.
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BeliMobilGue, an Indonesian online marketplace for used cars, has received a US$30 million commitment from Berlin-based joint venture partner Frontier Car Group for the next two years to help drive it...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Shares in Southeast Asia’s largest aluminium smelter Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd fell 1.24% this morning after the company proposed an Islamic medium term notes (IMTN) ...
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PETALING JAYA: A political analyst has given warning that the DAP’s failure to overcome the khat issue could result in a low voter turnout among the Chinese community at the next general election.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research remains positive over George Kent (M) Bhd's prospects as the group is finalising its design for the LRT3 by year-end and will resume work in full swing by early 2020.
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DURING the Wild Digital Conference in July 2019, there was a panel titled “Journey to the Next Billion Users.” Given that the panel was filled with people from the e-commerce to the telecommunicat...
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JET Commerce, a leading e-commerce enabler company in Indonesia, today announced that it has expanded its international footprint to China by acquiring Brand Top, China-based e-commerce enabler and to...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Home-sharing operators in Penang are enjoying “booming business” during the Hari Raya Haji weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — It has been a while since Sony had released a new Xperia smartphone in Malaysia.
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LANGKAWI: The re-evaluation of Langkawi’s status as a Unesco Global Geopark ended today on a positive note, giving hope that the island will be able to retain this honour for the third time.
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LANGKAWI, Aug 11 — The re-evaluation of Langkawi’s status as a Unesco Global Geopark ended today on a positive note, giving hope that the island will be able to retain this honour for the third ti...
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LETTER | What shocking news which was published recently where an average of RM2 billion is lost every year due to online scams and commercial crime.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday during a state visit to Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday during a state visit to Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Tuesday (Aug 13) may include Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd, GSB Group Bhd, TDM Bhd, Leong Hup Intern...
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KUCHING: The new Sarawak Museum Complex, the largest in Malaysia and second largest in Southeast Asia, was handed over today to the Public Works Department (JKR) and the Sarawak Museums Department.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): Southeast Asia’s largest aluminium smelter Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd has proposed an Islamic medium term notes (IMTN) programme of up to RM5 billion to raise funds for...
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Alibaba Group Holding president Michael Evans is among 17 current and former Goldman Sachs executives facing charges over their alleged role in US$6.5 billion of bond sales by Malaysian state-owned in...
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HONG KONG (Aug 9): Alibaba Group Holding Ltd president Michael Evans is among 17 current and former Goldman Sachs directors facing criminal charges over their alleged role in $6.5 billion of bond sale...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia launched a new mass market car project on Friday (Aug 9), as it looks to boost development and adoption of high technology in a renewed industrial push by Prime Minis...
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The new Sarawak Museum Complex cost RM323 million to build.
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The new Sarawak Museum Complex cost RM323 million to build.
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Tan (second left) seen handing over a mock key to Lai (second right) in front of one of Biaramas’ Bus Asia express buses during the ceremony at Kuching Sentral yesterday.
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TheAsianparent, Southeast Asia’s largest parenting platform, is expanding into more markets in Asia and Africa, as well as testing the waters for an ecommerce service after raising several million d...
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Indonesian unicorn Gojek is currently in talks to acquire local mobile point-of-sale startup Moka, an anonymous source close to Moka told Tech in Asia.  The deal is also expected to be worth over US...
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AllSome Fulfillment, Malaysian cross border fulfilment aimed primarily at e-commerce businesses, announced that it has raised a US$1.94M seed funding round led by East Ventures.
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RedDoorz founder and chief executive Amit Saberwal describes his four-year-old budget hotel online booking startup as a “combination of Uber and Marriott.” The Singapore-based firm is like Uber...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 8): A Malaysian construction company, Olie Scape Holdings Sdn Bhd (OSH) will be involved in a housing project in Makkah to provide accommodation for hajj pilgrims from Southeast Asia.
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AllSome Fulfillment, a startup providing virtual warehouses and ecommerce fulfillment services in Southeast Asia, has raised US$1.94 million in a seed round led by East Ventures.
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 8 ― A Malaysian construction company, Olie Scape Holdings Sdn Bhd (OSH) will be involved in a housing project in Mecca to provide accommodation for Haj pilgrims from Southeast Asia.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 7): A Malaysian construction company, Olie Scape Holdings Sdn Bhd (OSH) will be involved in a housing project in Makkah to provide accommodation for hajj pilgrims from Southeast Asia.
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MEDIA Prima Digital on Aug 7 announced a new partnership with global digital media company Ziff Davis, a division of J2 Global, to operate IGN Southeast Asia for entertainment and gaming fans in Malay...
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PUTRAJAYA: A Malaysian construction company, Olie Scape Holdings Sdn Bhd (OSH) will be involved in a housing project in Makkah to provide accommodation for hajj pilgrims from Southeast Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Power system engineering and technical solutions provider Pestech International Bhd is partnering with China’s Huainan Sungrow Floating Module SCI & Tech Co Ltd to explore floa...
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Helicap, a Singapore-based fintech platform specializing in alternative lending in Southeast Asia, has acquired local securities firm Arcor Capital for an undisclosed amount.
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SUBANG: The opening of the Airbus helicopter completion and delivery centre at its facility here will further consolidate Malaysia’s position as the regional hub for all the industrial activities an...
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It’s no surprise that Southeast Asia is fast becoming a hub for blockchain technology.
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It took a while, but it seems that Southeast Asia’s rival super apps Gojek and Grab finally have an investor in common.