Friday, July 10, 2020
The March 2016 Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI), a semi-annual survey conducted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), revealed the latest short-term economic findings from 7,034 entrepreneurs in 48 countries. Compared to the March 2015 GEI survey, EO’s year-over-year global data reveals a sustained entrepreneurial optimism across the globe. In the US, more than half of the 2,954...
In the modern digital economy cyber attacks and data breaches are inevitable, and without proper regulatory and supervisory capabilities, some regulators in Asia-Pacific believe the next financial crisis might be triggered by a cyber attack. According to Deloitte's newly released Cyber regulation in Asia Pacific report, across the globe and within...

COVID-19 and Businesses

By William Ng This will be a protracted crisis. Even if we are able to contain the rate of infection; the economy domestically and globally, already frail from years of reignited ugly protectionism, is unlikely to see any growth, even if we are lucky to avoid a global recession. As entrepreneurs,...
By Calvin Tung There’s a new kid in Kuala Lumpur’s increasingly exciting foodie scene. Introducing Coquo Restaurant Wine & Bar, touted by co owners, Tricia Kandiah and chef Toni Valero to be somewhere one can ‘come, chill, open a bottle of wine and relax the night away’. The newly opened café, located...
By Raymond Siva, CMO at MDEC Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent. – Bill Gates Time and again, the traits of agility and innovation resurface in expert discussions, forcing SMEs to ask how best to survive the recent upheaval as the world tries...
As investors wonder how to best handle high valuations of many assets, they automatically turn to thematic investments that can benefit from long-term societal trends. The expectation is that such investments do not depend as much on the daily ups and downs of the financial markets, but seek to...
Are you looking to expand your industrial business? Looking to invest in new premises? Or seeking to expand your land investment portfolio into the burgeoning industrial property sector? ASTA Enterprise Park is located in Bukit Angkat, Kajang, sitting on 35 acres of freehold land. It is developed by the Ireka...
So you have made a start-up. Business is good and the company is growing. You now want to expand your business to other areas and widen your market base. During this time, you might consider franchising your business as an option. Franchising is popular among business owners as it can...
Article by By Fiona McNeill, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Incumbent banks should know they have to modernise their organisation to compete in a world where customers want better and more personalised digital experiences. Eager to realise the cost-savings and increased revenue that can result from micro-targeting products and...
Over the last 50 years, there have been projects that have shaped or changed the landscape of their sectors so dramatically that it could essentially be considered a paradigm shift. From technology, to healthcare, to entertainment; these projects were fundamental to how we approach their respective sectors and industries...
By Vijayakumar Tangarasan Are you a messy desk person? If getting through the layers of post-it notes, files and print-outs on your desk would require an archaeological dig, using the principles of feng shui could really help. You might not go as far as the Hong Kong architects who build...
By Kawal Preet Asia has long been a world leader in closer regional integration – exploring remarkable and ever adapting networks in trade, investment and innovation. Despite great diversity in people and cultures, the region has positioned itself as a closely-knit economy sharply focused on international business opportunities. And it’s those...

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