Saturday, December 5, 2020
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will launch its all-new Go-eCommerce Expo, an e-commerce virtual conference that will run from 8 to 10 December 2020. The initiative aims to help local businesses, especially micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) address and overcome the ongoing economic uncertainties that the global...
UK approves Covid-19 vaccine, first in the world Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from early next week. "The government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare...
Due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong, the launch of the much anticipated travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong has been delayed further. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement on 1 December that both cities have agreed to defer...
2020 has been a strange and tough year for retailers, especially for brick and mortar stores. Covid-19 has forced people to stay in-doors, thus changing their habits. The coronavirus has shown us the true power and potential of e-commerce and delivery services, and signs seem to point towards these...
Small business confidence in the UShas fallen to an all-time low after the election of Joseph Biden, according to the Q4 CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. With a confidence index reading of 48, Main Street’s outlook is now below where it was during the second quarter of this year (49),...
Several large companies in Singapore are helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stay afloat as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take a toll on their finances and operations. The initiatives involve providing much-needed relief and training to firms at a time when some government assistance tapers off as the...
Healthcare is a topic that has generated lots of interest lately, and not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An aging population, increasing wealth, and demand for care has pushed the healthcare sector into the limelight even before the pandemic in Asia. In this spirit, the Taiwan Healthcare Pavilion at...
The Malaysian government has signed a preliminary purchasing agreement with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to obtain 12.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to meet the immunisation needs of 20 per cent or 6.4 million Malaysians. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the agreement was to ensure the government had access...
There are some interesting new developments occurring in the chipmaking industry. Taiwanese chip manufacturing giant, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will be working with Google and other well-known US tech heavyweights to develop a brand new way of making semiconductors more powerful. The tried and true technique of cramming more...
2020 has not been kind to businesses around the world. With the exception of a handful of industries, sales and revenue have been in decline; thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. The retail industry in particular has been hit rather hard. The global retail industry will suffer a 3.5 percent...
Taiwan Expo 2020 is back in Malaysia once again! This year, the event will be hosted online in response to the ongoing pandemic. The opening ceremony was launched in a unique virtual combination in Taiwan and Malaysia. Mr. James C.F. Huang, Chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) presided...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its outlook for the airline industry, saying that deep losses will continue into 2021, even though performance is expected to improve over the period of the forecast. IATA expects the global airline industry to record a net loss of US$118.5 billion this year deeper...