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SilverPush, a Singapore-based AI marketing platform, has secured US$5 million in a series B funding round led by global marketing tech firm FreakOut. The company will use the new capital to bankroll ...
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SILVERPUSH, the Singapore based marketing technology platform, on Feb 19 announced that it raised US$5 million (RM20.39 million) in Series B funding led by FreakOut Holdings, Inc, a global marketing t...
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A STUDY of advertising on popular Malaysian piracy sites conducted by Veri-Site and commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association's (Avia) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), highlighted that 25% of...
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BAND Protocol, a Singapore and Thailand-based startup that harnesses wisdom-of-crowd and incentivises its digital community of users to curate reliable information, has raised US$3 million (RM12.24 mi...
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YTL Communications Sdn Bhd announced on Feb 18 the launch of Terragraph market pilot in Georgetown, Penang to deliver a reliable, affordable and high-speed broadband connection to the heritage city.
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NEW YORK, Feb 18 — Western companies, facing uncertainties caused by the US-China trade war, are looking for alternative sources of supply, and turning their attention to countries in Southeast Asia...
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Dear readers, Our biggest story last week – and one we’re really proud of – is an exclusive on Indonesian online lender UangTeman’s rough 2018.
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Indonesia-based gaming platform PlayGame has secured an undisclosed investment from decentralized blockchain-powered protocol Tron Foundation.
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ABCC Exchange announced today that a consortium of investors, led by its co-founder Calvin Cheng and Singaporean investor Eric Cheng, has acquired a controlling majority stake in the company.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged on Sunday to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fuelled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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IT-SYSTEMS, a provider and systems integrator of healthcare ICT solutions, has announced the launch of its Healthcare Competency Centre (HCC) in Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has been informed on the postponement of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Malaysia, which was scheduled for tomorrow, according to Pri...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS had decided not to support Umno in the Semenyih state assembly by-election, according to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): PAS has decided not to support UMNO in the Semenyih State assembly by-election, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): The Malaysian Government has been informed of the postponement of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Malaysia which is scheduled for tomorrow, said Prim...
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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on US rival Uber in some of Latin America’s fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru, and Colombia, according to job po...
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Four Indonesian state-owned banks and the country’s biggest telecommunications company are merging their mobile payment services to challenge Go-Jek and Ovo, the two dominant players in Indonesia’...
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BANGKOK" To educate customers about how far modern electric vehicles (EVs) can travel, Nissan launched the second installment of Nissan’s digital EV education series.
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Ride-hailing giant Go-Jek is looking for an advisor to assist with fundraising efforts as it expands in Southeast Asia, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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MALAYSIA’S largest coworking space, Common Ground, launched its first Penang venue on Feb 14.
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SINGAPORE: The Singapore dollar fell to a near six-month low against the Malaysian ringgit on Thursday (Feb 14), as the Malaysian currency strengthened amid the country's announcement that economic gr...
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PUTRAJAYA, 14 Feb — New investments from Japan are expected to flow into the country while Japanese investors already in Malaysia will reinvest in their existing operations, which was strong evidenc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy expanded at a faster pace in the final quarter of 2018, ending a year of weakening momentum as resilient exports helped to shore up growth amid a slowdown in global de...
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LGBT+ video-streaming platform GagaOoLala, which calls itself Asia’s “gay Netflix,” plans to expand to India this year.
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China’s wallet app Alipay isn’t just big in its home nation – it also has 4 million users in the US.
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PETALING JAYA: A quarter of Malaysian consumers are using modified TV set-top boxes to watch pirated content, according to a research by the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA). AVIA said the use ...
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This article is from an episode on Asia VC Cast, a podcast hosted by Daniel Song.
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Go-Jek has appointed a new general manager to head up its operations in Singapore.
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IN THE last quarter of 2018 (4Q18), we saw fierce competition in the e-commerce arena.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): RHB Bank Bhd’s recently-launched US$300 million senior unsecured notes, which is the third issuance under its US$5 billion Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme, has been ove...
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This article is brought to you by Studios, Tech in Asia’s new advertising arm which provides integrated media, marketing, events, and design solutions to help brands expand their reach in the tech e...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Many fresh graduates try to impress upon their prospective employers with glowing resumes about themselves, but a human resource expert says their chances would be better if they are honest.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Many people in Pakistan regard Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as their idol and hail his leadership, according to a journalist from Pakistan.
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This week, Tech in Asia Jobs features tech startups that are hiring in Southeast Asia.
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PETALING JAYA: In just nine months, a locally developed app to combat human and sex trafficking has received over 300 reports regarding cases of sexual exploitation, forced labour and people being smu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — It is essential for travel and tourism entrepreneurs to establish an online presence and keep abreast of tech trends to stay relevant, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): Malaysia's economy probably grew faster in the fourth quarter with exports and private consumption helping to snap four quarters of slowing growth, a Reuters poll showed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): Malaysia aims to double the palm oil content in biodiesel used for the transport sector to 20% next year, as Southeast Asia's third-largest economy looks to cut record stockpile...
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MyCash Online is a marketplace designed to help the massive swaths of migrants in Malaysia and Singapore that do not have access to online banking or credit cards.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to double the palm oil content in biodiesel used for the transport sector to 20% next year, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy looks to cut record stockpiles and b...
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Could this be Southeast Asia’s next unicorn?
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SINGAPORE, Feb 12 — The former chief executive officer of Citibank Singapore will be heading DBS Bank’s strategy and planning division.
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BENGALURU: Thai stocks closed lower on Monday, falling most in the Southeast Asia region amid political turmoil in the country, while Vietnam markets surged as trade resumed after a week-long holiday.
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Dear readers, Happy Lunar New Year!
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COMMENT | When Pakatan Harapan unexpectedly secured power last May, Umno’s fall was attributed to widespread corruption.
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TEKNAF: Bangladesh security forces stopped 30 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said Friday as fears rise that calmer seas may tempt those living in squalid camps to...
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TEKNAF: Bangladesh security forces stopped 30 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said on Friday (Feb 8), as fears rise that calmer seas may tempt those living in squa...
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TEKNAF (Bangladesh), Feb 8 — Bangladesh security forces stopped 30 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said today, as fears rise that calmer seas may tempt those liv...
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In a tweet by Silicon Valley-based Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison, he seemed to confirm that the company has commenced with beta testing in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7): Malaysian oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) companies must diversify their businesses to remain competitive amidst signs of greater market volatility in 2019, said Malays...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Bursa Malaysia closed higher across the board today, boosted by positive buying momentum by investors who returned to the market after the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, deal...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7): MISC Bhd was the top Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) company in 2017 based on reported revenue, said Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC). In a statement today, MPRC said ...
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Reported in many articles. This is one of them: FreeMalaysiaToday.com: Aspen-Ikea JV invests RM2.6 bil on metropolis in mainland Penang Aspen Vision City Sdn Bhd, a joint venture (JV) company between ...
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JAKARTA, Feb 6 — Indonesia posted slightly stronger economic growth in 2018, data showed today, but it still fell well short of President Joko Widodo's seven percent target as elections draw closer.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia posted better than forecast GDP growth in the October-December quarter and for the full-year, but the outlook in 2019 looks less rosy as Southeast Asia's largest economy braces for elections and likely spillover from U.S.-China trade frictions.
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HUP Seng Industries Bhd, a household name for quality biscuits, is counting on exports to drive growth amid soft consumer spending at home.
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RAUB, Malaysia: Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for m...
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THIS could be the year esports and gaming go from novelty to mainstream success.
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RAUB: Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive pla...
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RAUB: Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive pla...
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RAUB, Feb 6 — Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for m...
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IFLIX, an entertainment service for Southeast Asia, and social media platform Twitter, announced their collaboration, in a move to revolutionise fan access to premier football in the region.
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HONG KONG (Feb 5): Chinese communities began welcoming the Year of the Pig today, ushering in the Lunar New Year with prayers, family feasts and shopping sprees after embarking on the world’s large...
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BATU KAWAN, Feb 2 — Aspen Vision City Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture (JV) company between Aspen Group Holdings Ltd and IKEA Southeast Asia, has invested more than RM2.6 billion to date in its 99.15-hectar...
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BATU KAWAN (Feb 2): Aspen Vision City Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture (JV) company between Aspen Group Holdings Ltd and IKEA Southeast Asia, has invested more than RM2.6 billion in its 99.15-hectare (ha)...
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PETALING JAYA: More questions have surfaced on the future of the multi-billion ringgit East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), this time over a letter purportedly informing China Communications Construction Comp...
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LAZADA Group on Jan 31 announced it will ramp up its supermarket business in Southeast Asia, as part of plans to accelerate its growth to become the region's biggest e-commerce ecosystem.
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PROPERTYGURU Group, an Asian property technology company, on Jan 31 launched PropertyGuru Lens.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Banking Group has appointed Danny Quah Boon Leng as country head, Singapore and chief executive officer (CEO), RHB Bank Singapore with effect from Friday, Feb 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR: China offered to nearly halve the cost of a US$20 billion rail project to save the centrepiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday (Jan 31), but c...
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KUALA LUMPUR: China offered to nearly halve the cost of a US$20 billion rail project to save the centrepiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said today, but contradictory rem...
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JAKARTA: Two of Indonesia’s biggest banks have warned that a government strategy of frontloading bond issuance and selling more debt to retail investors is draining cash in Southeast Asia’s largest economy and risks undermining efforts to boost bank lending.
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PETALING JAYA: Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong has called for states to acknowledge the end of the World Order that was in place since 1989, and to search for new ones for the decades to come.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia was ranked top five globally and highest in Southeast Asia for mobile social media penetration, according to Hootsuite and We Are Social in their latest Digital 2019 report.
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KUALA LUMPUR: In terms of mobile social media penetration, Malaysia is ranked among the top five in the world and the highest in Southeast Asia, according to the latest Digital 2019 report by Hootsuit...
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Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong has called for states to acknowledge the end of the World Order that has been in place since 1989 and to look for a new one for the coming decades.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 31): CIMB IB Research has upgraded Lotte Titan Chemical Holding Bhd (LCT) to “Add” at RM4.24 with a higher target price of RM4.70 (from RM4.13) and said LCT’sFY18 core net prof...
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In its Q1 2019 financial report today, Apple has revealed that the revenue from iPhone sales has dropped 15% compared to the same period in the previous financial year.
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PETALING JAYA: Prominent American Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky has denied reports that he will be sharing a stage with Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia next month.
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SOUTHEAST Asia displays unbridled enthusiasm for tech talent, as evidenced by the double-digit annual growth in hiring activity displayed by all three countries during December.
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MANILA (Jan 29): CIMB opens in the Philippines as an all-digital bank, the first of its kind for the group as it looks to expand in Southeast Asia without bloating costs.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tamil Nesan, one of the oldest newspapers in SouthEast Asia, will cease to operate on Feb 1, after 94 long years.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tamil Nesan, one of the oldest newspapers in Southeast Asia, will cease to operate on Feb 1 after 94 long years.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 28): Tamil Nesan, one of the oldest newspapers in Southeast Asia, will cease to operate on Feb 1, after 94 long years.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 28): Malaysia stands to lose foreign business activity to Vietnam if it does not ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), says The Ec...
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Bandai Namco announced that SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will be released in Southeast Asia with English text, and in 2019.
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KUCHING: Sarawak's state government on Monday (Jan 28) expressed disappointment over the International Paralympics Committee's (IPC) decision to strip Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world ...
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LONDON (Jan 28): The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday (Jan 27) stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athl...
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LONDON: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday (Jan 27) stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from...
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LONDON: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday (Jan 27) stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from...
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from participating.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 25): Rohas Technic Bhd's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary RBC Water Sdn Bhd has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) with shareholders of Phu My Vinh Construction And Investment C...
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GEORGE TOWN: BookXcess has officially launched its eighth bookstore at Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang, which it claims has the longest and tallest bookshelf in the country and possibly in Southeast Asia.
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The Pakatan Harapan government's plea for the rakyat to accept the proposed increase in water tariffs goes against its pledge that it is concerned about the people's plight, former Selangor menteri be...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police today raided the office of law firm Rahmat Lim and Partners here in connection with the 1MDB investigations.
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Japanese human resource platform Grooves today announced an approximately MYR3.78 million (US$920,000) funding round from PNB-INSPiRE Ethical Fund (PIEF), a sharia-compliant private equity fund in Jap...
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PETALING JAYA (Jan 23): With China getting stronger politically and economically, with high potential to become a superpower in the foreseeable future, it is only proper that Malaysia considers greate...
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EDOTCO Group, an end to end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, and JTOWER Inc, a company specialising in in-building mobile infrastructure sharing services based in Japan, ...
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PRINTEROUS, an Indonesia-based online-printing platform, closed 2018 having grown its revenue by 300% over the year.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister said today that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had never approved the text of the speech that was delivered at the launch of the Enhanced Malays...