Saturday, February 27, 2021
Countries throughout the world have been suffering from the economic devastation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Even as the world recovers, new waves of the coronavirus has begun threatening nations that have only just begun to get back on their feet. However, Vietnam is shaping up to be Southeast...
Recently, fifteen Asia-Pacific economies came together to sign what could become the world’s largest free trade agreement in history. The trade deal, which was signed last Sunday, will cover nearly a third of the global population and about 30 percent of its GDP. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will...
Japan will support SME aviation parts suppliers expanding further into Asia, first joining forces with Malaysia to ease exports and joint ventures. Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur will soon confirm plans to work together in promoting the aviation industry. Malaysia is a hub of global aerospace manufacturers, including General Electric, that...
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a catalyst for the ASEAN market to adopt e-commerce earlier than forecasted. Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Datuk Ng Wan Peng said prior to the pandemic, MDEC forecasted ASEAN e-commerce users to reach 310 million by 2025. “COVID-19 has prompted more...
Japan's Suga vows to put growth ahead of fiscal reform, signals status quo of Abenomics Yoshihide Suga, on course to become Japan's next prime minister, said he would maintain incumbent premier Shinzo Abe's policy prioritising economic growth over efforts to fix the country's tattered finances. Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary,...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has recently launch its inaugural Energy Open Innovation Challenge (EOIC) 2020, in partnership with a multitude of energy companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell. This challenge seeks to engage with both SMEs and startups. The EOIC is calling for these SMEs and startups to provide...
KUALA LUMPUR, September 2020 – The winners of the Golden Bull Award 2020 have cited strength, resilience, and decisive action as factors in their success, despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking economic havoc across the globe. Dato’ William Ng, organising chairman of the Golden Bull Award said, “Through good planning and...
Article by Wisesight Dig deep into what your customers are thinking, where they are talking and what they are feeling, because knowing these insights gets your social media game on point and effectively builds a strong community of fans and drives sales for your Brand. However, not every member of your...
Having an online presence is now just as important, if not even more important than having boots on the ground. COVID-19 has brought about border closures and widespread movement control orders, forcing companies to rethink operational expectations and norms. Those that fail to adapt quickly will likely see significant...
The Economic Ministers of the ASEAN Member States, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand have recognised the critical importance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement in light of ongoing uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. A joint statement issued in Kuala Lumpur by the ministers, who...
Over 75 percent of Malaysian businesses have embraced at least one FinTech product or service over the past 12 months, according to findings from a new regional survey of business FinTech usage by global professional accounting organisation CPA Australia. Mobile payments and digital wallets were the most widely adopted FinTech...
Recent research by Epson found that among six ASEAN member countries surveyed, three out of four reported that they have embarked on the digital transformation journey. One in five of these respondents said they have incorporated digital transformation into several departments and business activities. While generally, SMEs are fully...

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