Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said on Thursday it has signed multi-year supply deals with McDonald’s Corp and KFC owner Yum! Brands Inc, underscoring consumers’ appetite for vegetable-based alternatives and Beyond Meat’s leading position. The plant-based meat industry has developed a frenzied following in recent years, and companies like Beyond...
Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has unveiled a spending blueprint with fewer but more targeted relief measures, including an unprecedented digital voucher scheme for residents to spur consumption. The relief measures, which include a HK$10,000 cash payout to all Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above, will...
Thailand may scrap mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors vaccinated against COVID-19 as it may help the nation revive its tourism industry, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Foreigners visiting Thailand may be allowed to skip the two-week isolation if they furnish vaccination certificates but authorities will continue to track them,...

Shopee to Enter Mexico Market

Shopee, the e-commerce arm of Southeast Asia’s Sea Ltd, has launched an app for Mexico, where it plans to offer online sales in what would be its second market in the Americas, a Reuters review showed on Monday. Shopee, the largest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, according to market researchers,...
Johor's ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, has expressed his wish to personally drive investments into the state as manufacturers worldwide prepare to step up production in a post COVID-19 era. Sultan Ibrahim said with mass immunisation being carried out now across the world, the economy will be restored and that Johor...
Google Cloud today announced that it is fully empanelled to provide cloud services to Malaysian public sector agencies to support their digital transformation initiatives in alignment to the Government Economic Transformation Plan. This morning, the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin launched MyDIGITAL - the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint. The...
A new partnership between the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD) and Australian-based Global Governance Initiative (GGI) will bring world-class governance education to local directors in a completely online format. As an organisation representing directors, President Adjunct Professor Paul W Chan said that the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors wanted...
Indonesia has made coronavirus vaccination for citizens compulsory and is set to allow the private sector to help inoculate the population to reach herd immunity faster. A regulation amended earlier this week now means people who are eligible for vaccination but refuse a jab can be penalised. Sanctions could involve fines,...
Singapore's Budget for 2021 will focus on how Singapore can come out of the COVID-19 crisis stronger and forge partnerships to meet the challenges ahead as one people. Themed 'Emerging Stronger Together' the Budget's priority is to help workers and businesses to adapt, innovate and grow. Deputy Prime Minister and...
Malaysia's movement control order (MCO) has been extended from 19 February until 4 March in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Penang according to Defence Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob. All other states in the country with the exception of Perlis will be placed under the conditional MCO. The current extension of...
Singapore is expected to announce next week an expansionary but trimmed down budget to support businesses still struggling, having delivered an unprecedented fiscal stimulus last year to help the economy weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The city-state’s trade-reliant economy is charting an uneven path to recovery after its worst ever recession...
New research reveals that support for employees working remotely is the top technology strategy to accomplishing their operational and growth goals in 2021. According to research by Cisco, 41 percent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia Pacific (APAC) rated it as important as online sales platforms for...

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