Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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By Lim Kee Yeong Countless news reports have been highlighting the plight of SMEs, with stories of businesses closing down, people losing jobs, companies cutting pay and the economy shrinking drastically. All these unfortunate happenings have many running for shelter and picking up every penny on the floor, figuratively speaking....
As fossil fuels run out, and polluting energy sources fall out of favour, renewable energy sources are all the rage. In taking advantage of the sun's power, the solar and photovoltaic (PV) industry is on the rise. In 2017, Chinese enterprises fill out most of the spots in the world’s...
Unless you've been living under the proverbial rock, the news coverage of COVID-19 has been all but inescapable. The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a unique juncture in how news is spread. Social media has spread news of the pandemic far and wide, much more virulently than COVID-19 itself. But just...
DHL Express will invest RM11 million to construct the Southern Malaysia Gateway in Johor. The gateway will be purpose-built to meet the growing demands of Malaysia’s logistics sector, especially within the southern region. DHL will equip 50,000 sq ft of warehouse space at the facility. It will also serve as...
The Cullinan In 1905, at a South African diamond mine, workers found a shiny object reflecting the rays of the setting sun. The mine manager was summoned, and he prised out the shiny object with his pocketknife. It turned out to be the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing in...
Junior Chamber International (JCI) will be hosting an entrepreneurship conference on 30 June at Gamuda Gardens, Rawang. The inaugural New Entrepreneur Championship Conference (NECC) will feature entrepreneur speakers, on topics related to helping young people to go into business. To host the conference, NECC is collaborating with Gamuda Gardens in...
In the previous decade, we began to realise the true potential of new technology and innovations such as AI, 5G, and the future of the workplace. As we head into the new decade, we can expect to see these technologies develop even further. The General Manager of Lenovo Malaysia,...
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will play host to the inaugural Infrastructure Vietnam 2019 (IVN2019) from 25-26 July 2019 at Rex Hotel Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to attract potential investors to fulfil its ambitious goal in developing its infrastructure needs. Hosting for the first time, IVN 2019 is...
At this point, it's a given that most of us are working from home and practicing social distancing. Enabling these work-from-home arrangements is an array of digital connectivity solutions which we take for granted. However, hackers are also taking this opportunity to increase cyberattacks. In today’s climate of uncertainty, threat...
Takaful Malaysia today officially launched a digitally-assisted medication delivery programme as part of the company’s digital strategy in spearheading new innovations in insurance. The launch witnessed the signing of a tripartite agreement with Takaful Malaysia, Ali Health Sdn Bhd and Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The programme is exclusively offered to...
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on every industry – but the industry most impacted is undoubtedly the travel industry. Travel restrictions and movement control orders are severely cutting into the once-thriving industry, as travellers stay home. With the travel industry accounting for 10 percent of the world’s GDP, the entire travel...
Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, the parent company of the Tealive brand, today (12 June) announced it will open Tealive stores in China at a press conference. Loob Holding will undertake a joint venture with Zhejiang Boduo International Trade Co Ltd (浙江博多国际贸易有限公司)and Shanghai Panfei International Trade Co Ltd (上海潘飞国际贸易有限公司). Zhejiang Boduo...

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