Friday, July 30, 2021

A New Year’s to Purchase!

Malaysia's MCO 2.0 returned a month before the coming Chinese New Year, marking another indefinite period of lockdown. While Malaysians have to find other means to celebrate, how does this affect their purchasing behaviour? Social media analytics service, Wisesight, offers some insight on the matter based on their own...
CARI, which is focused on ASEAN Research and Advocacy, in partnership with ASEAN Business Club hosted a webinar under its flagship Invest ASEAN series on ‘Italian Industry Expertise in Malaysia’. The session featured keynote speaker Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA); His Excellency...
Good entrepreneurs will realise that logistics is an important part of a business’ day-to-day running. Logistics involves everything from acquisition from wholesalers and suppliers to manufacturing, storage and delivery to customers. It can be said to be the lifeblood of the economy – carrying oxygen from organ to organ. With the...

Moving with the Times

BMW’s 5 Series sports sedan has always been known for its innovation and driving performance in equal measure. Long the choice of executives seeking a sporty yet luxurious drive, BMW has introduced into the range the BMW 530e M Sport which blends power and sustainable enjoyment in one sleek package. At...

Move Fast, Move Digital

In today’s competitive, volatile, and uncertain market, businesses need every advantage they can get to stand out from the crowd. With the COVID-19 pandemic, several trends are immediately apparent. Customers are looking for digital businesses that offer safety and convenience, while merchants look to digital solutions to increase productivity and...
By James McKew The vast majority of manufacturers in Asia are leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies such as robotics and automation to increase productivity and assisting human activities. For manufacturers who have implemented industrial automation with collaborative robots (cobots), many rejoiced with the prospect of being able to use a robot...
As the global economy reels from the shock of COVID-19, there is one industry sector that has remained resilient despite the uncertainty and turmoil: healthcare. The pandemic has stress-tested the healthcare infrastructure of many nations, accelerating the adoption of digital health solutions and telehealth platforms. It has also proved how...
Once an entrepreneur has established themselves as well as their business, they will likely be looking towards expansion. Franchising is a common choice, and most business owners would already have a proof of concept to begin doing so. Despite that, most tend to not have a roadmap to move...
By SC Chong According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economy will contract by 3% this year as countries around the world shrink at the fastest pace in decades, further describing the decline as the worst since the Great Depression. The impact from the COVID-19 pandemic is not...
It is encouraging to note that Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz is committed to continue helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) along their recovery path by accelerating the adoption of digitalisation under the upcoming Budget 2021. Many fiscal efforts have been put in place prior to...
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted, disrupted and forced businesses to evolve the way it operates – pushing business owners to rethink their strategies and approaches to remain sustainable. Among other things, one such approach to adapt to the changing business ecosystem is a shift towards digital solutions, as people have...
On Singles Day in 2019, Alibaba’s sales broke US$12 billion in the first hour. Within an hour and a half, it exceeded its total Singles Day sales in 2016. A new gross merchandise value (GMV) record of RMB268.4 billion (US$38.38 billion) was ultimately set. This was equivalent to 2.3 times...

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