Tuesday, December 7, 2021
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and Microsoft launched the Apac Leaders Digital Alliance today. Themed Digital for Growth: Harnessing the Power of Data for National Recovery, this first meeting included policymakers from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam...
Visa has revealed that close to seven in ten (65%) of Malaysians are looking forward to travel locally, according to the Visa Voice of the Consumer research.  In addition, almost half (40%) are looking to travel internationally for leisure by the middle of 2022. The study by Visa also found...
By Avanti Kumar According to a recent industry roundtable on the theme of food supply chains in Asean, priorities to carve a more reliable pipeline must include agility, as well as resilience and sustainability. In her opening remarks, SAP president and managing director (Southeast Asia) Verena Siow started with the basics,...
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The Print Technology 2021 is coming back after three years, bringing the world’s high-end printing and advertising technology to Malaysia. The Print Technology, a biennial trade fair for the printing industry hosted by Kaizer Exhibitions & Conferences Sdn Bhd was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed to...
Manufacturing companies in Singapore are set to get an innovation boost with a digital roadmap that will launch soon. Agreements have also been signed to better support their digital transformation; one of four key pillars laid out by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat at the opening of the...
Singapore is hosting top executives of big global companies this week at a host of conferences, marking its gradual return to normalcy. The Milken Institute's annual Asia Summit, run by billionaire Michael Milken's think tank, the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, and an event by sovereign wealth fund GIC attracted hundreds...
After 20 months of pandemic-induced restrictions and lockdowns, borders are in the reopening phase across Southeast Asia. Thailand opening of its border has already boosted tourism and given a ray of hope to the region's airline industry. More countries across Asia are now speeding up their reopening schedules to kickstart...
As global supply disruptions and fresh Covid-19 cases hit businesses and consumer spending, Japan's economy contracted much faster than expected in the third quarter, raising challenges for the new government's growth plans. While many analysts expect the world's third largest economy to rebound in the current quarter, worsening global production...
The Malaysian economy contracted by 4.5% in the third quarter of 2021. This was largely attributable to the strict containment measures particularly in July, under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Economic activity subsequently picked up as more states transitioned into Phase 2 with less restrictive containment measures....
As Malaysia took a beating economically with GDP contracting by 5.6 percent in 2020, SMEs were particularly hard hit by the pandemic. However, as the economy reopens, Malaysia’s GDP is expected to grow between 3 to 4 percent in 2021. Among those leading the charge are winners of the Golden...
Which insurance plan should I get? It is a question which often resounds in the mind of entrepreneurs. With the various insurance packages catered to Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) out there, it is no wonder why business owners often find it hard when trying to decide which insurance plan...

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