Thursday, June 4, 2020
In order to get the economy going once more, Malaysia has allowed almost all sectors to reopen, starting on 4 May; albeit with strict adherence to certain conditions. This is part of the country’s phased approach to lifting the Movement Control Order (MCO), which began on 18 March. Prime Minister...
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has recently released a report that shines a spotlight on the performance and viability of smaller businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the global economy. The report titled Covid-19 global survey: inside business, impacts and responses, shows the severity of the...
By Tristan Smith The COVID-19 virus is spreading fast across the globe – in different forms that go far beyond the virus itself. In a bid to slow down the spread, governments worldwide have put in place unprecedented regulations and restrictive travel mandates. At the moment, business travel has broadly been...
Many entrepreneurs and SMEs have pivoted online, offering new digital services in order to keep their companies afloat. However, many are undoubtedly wondering if this is truly a sustainable method. With proper planning and strategy, yes, a digital company can thrive in today’s economic climate and beyond. SMEs will need...
By Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Though automation may be thought of as a fairly modern phenomenon, the concept itself can be traced back to as early as 762 B.C. The term first appeared in the western literature of Homer’s The Iliad. But it was not until the Industrial Revolution...
By Stefan Pertz Editorial departments of most publications are often in contact with public relations agencies or public relations departments. They are a crucial part of the media landscape as they provide a service that links brands and media outlets. The role of public relations (PR) is often defined as...
By Kay Tan Let’s be honest here – the COVID-19 crisis that is currently happening across all countries is growing at an alarming rate. The reported number of cases daily does not show any sign of slowing down despite efforts taken by governments. With the majority of businesses grinding to a...
According to the long-running accounting body, CPA Australia, Malaysia’s SMEs, especially the smaller businesses, have entered the COVID-19 crisis in relatively decent financial health. They state that over 67.7 percent of small businesses have grown in 2019. These findings were from a recent survey on small businesses across the APAC...
Several members of the Association of Development Finance Institutions Malaysia (Adfim) have allocated more than RM900 million as financing aid for communities and SMEs affected by or forced to halt operations since March due to the Covid-19 outbreak. In addition, Adfim members have also donated an approximate total of RM14.1...

Don’t Fail to Prepare

By Blake Larson In a previous article I shared some best practices for SMEs as they look to grow in 2020. Since then the business outlook for many companies has been upended by the global COVID-19 pandemic. While it could take many months before we return to some form of...
The fast-spreading COVID-19 coronavirus has managed to gain a foothold in almost every corner of the world. With over 800,000 confirmed cases worldwide, the coronavirus has forced the hands of several government authorities to take drastic measures to halt the spread of this infection and spare healthcare facilities from...
As the principal investment promotion and industry development authority of Malaysia, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has been leading efforts to secure sustainable investments for both foreign and domestic that will strengthen the country’s business ecosystem. This effort is driven on the back of the nation’s investment agenda...

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