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Buoyed by enormous hype and appearances from tech celebrities Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, audio-based social network Clubhouse has enjoyed explosive growth. However, it is attracting increasing scrutiny over how the app will handle problematic content – including hate speech, harassment, and misinformation. Moderating real-time discussion is a challenge for...
For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue. Now, Australia is joining France and other governments in pushing Google, Facebook and other internet giants to pay. That might channel more money to a...
Elements LAIfestyle Group (ELG) is a dynamic hospitality and entertainment company headquartered in Saigon. The name Elements LAIfestyle Group (ELG) represents what inspires us and ignites our passion: the importance of maintaining impeccable service, creating festive joyousness, and exploring new boundaries. Launched in 2017, ELG’s aim is to redefine and...
GDP figures released by the OECD show that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a continuing effect on economies around the world. Recent Q4 figures show that China was the first (and only) economy that bounced back from its coronavirus losses, recording a year-over-year growth of 6.5 percent in Q4 of...
As the COVID-19 vaccination program rolls on, many employers will have a strong case for requiring employee vaccinations. Currently, countries that have COVID-19 vaccination programs are on a voluntary basis - that is, countries cannot compel their citizens to be vaccinated. They can only 'strongly encourage' them. But can employers...
The automotive industry is in a state of transition. From internal combustion engines, major manufacturers are transitioning to electric cars. Even more advanced technologies like self-driving cars are on the horizon, and will pose several challenges for manufacturers. Nevertheless, the automotive industry is ahead of other industries in the adoption...
Affinbank Berhad was recognised under two categories – Winner for Excellence in SME Banking and Highly Commended for Dynamic Third- Party Collaboration for its Start-Up Banking Initiative and SMEColony respectively, at the 11th Retail Banker International (RBI) Asia Trailblazer Awards 2020. The RBI Awards 2020 recognises the most outstanding and...
Affinbank Berhad launched the BizDana-i Financing Scheme that is guaranteed by Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC), a financing scheme worth RM15 million specifically for start-up businesses. Eligible start-up entrepreneurs can start applying, effective 15 October 2020 and get up to RM300,000.00 in financing with a repayment of up...
By Kate Rourke For over 15 years, the representation of women in media and advertising has transformed from a superficial portrayal of beauty, to real women feeling confident and owning their own small business. In 2009, the top downloaded images globally from iStock by Getty Images under the search term...

Shop Local, Online

It’s well known that shopping locally helps the economy. But how exactly does it help? Principally, local SMEs help the economy by introducing a multiplier effect. They are often owned and staffed by locals, where their earnings will flow back into the economy. But more than that, local businesses will...

I Will Call You Back

By Lim Kee Yeong To most companies, any incoming call, email or message may mean business opportunities. The need to ensure the caller or message sender is aware the communication is duly received and will be acted upon can potentially translate to a feeling of enhanced confidence. It is most...
Malaysia is the 9th most complex country for multinationals to do business in globally, and the 3rd most complex in Asia, according to a new report by professional services firm TMF Group. The Global Business Complexity Index analyses key areas of business administration and compliance across 77 jurisdictions - from...

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