The year kicked off on a cautiously optimistic note, marked by a selective thaw following a quieter period. The Americas and EMEIA IPO markets had a bright start in 2024, increasing global proceeds. However, the Asia-Pacific region started on a weak note, weighing down the overall global volume. For Q1...
Hem Vanndy, Minister of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation of Cambodia, met with a Japanese business delegation led by Fumiaki Takahashi, President of the Japan-Cambodia Association (JCA), to explore opportunities for collaboration between the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) of both countries. During the meeting held on Saturday, Takahashi reiterated...
By Elil Renganathan As we celebrate World Health Day this 2024, under the theme "My Health, My Right," it's a good moment to reflect on the essential right to health that transcends borders, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses. Promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), April 7th not only marks the celebration...
Regional insurtech firm Igloo is in partnership with Tokopedia, to make protection products purchasing more accessible and convenient. Through this collaboration, Tokopedia and Igloo will make insurance protection accessible to more than 14 million SMEs, which form the backbone of the Indonesian economy, and individuals in 99% of districts...
Sixty-six per cent of Malaysian small businesses grew in 2023 with 2024 expected to be an even better year, a new survey by CPA Australia shows. The annual Asia-Pacific Small Business Survey found seventy-eight per cent expect to grow in 2024, the country's best result since 2012 and higher than...
SME Bank has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad (JPDC) to foster economic growth in Johor. SME Bank group president/CEO, Datuk Wira (Dr.) Aria Putera Ismail said, “SME Bank remains committed in its dedication to delivering SMEs with financial assistance and advisory support. "Since...
Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, has published Asia Pacific insights from its 2024 Climate and Catastrophe Report, which identifies natural disaster and climate trends both globally and for Asia Pacific, to help businesses make better decisions to manage volatility and enhance resilience. The report reveals...
At its annual Malaysia Career & Training Fair, Jobstreet by SEEK, Malaysia's leading employment platform, announced the launch of its Top Talents Programme, named ‘Digital Expert and Leadership Accelerator’ (DELA), aimed at nurturing Malaysian youths to become future digital experts and leaders. Through a joint initiative with Jobstreet by SEEK,...
Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM), an affiliate of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) in collaboration with the Climate Bonds Initiative, has launched its interactive Transition Strategy Toolkit, aimed at supporting local and regional efforts towards the global net zero goal by leveraging transition finance amongst mature and mid-tier corporates. The toolkit...
Malaysia Career and Training Fair (MCTF), the nation's largest and oldest career fair, has gone sustainable. With a steadfast commitment to fostering career development while addressing environmental concerns. MCTF has long been a pioneer in the realm of career expos, and this year, it is embracing sustainability as a core...
The oil, gas and energy industry plays a crucial role in the global economy, providing the primary sources of energy that power economies, industries, and the daily lives of billions. In Malaysia, oil and gas remains a significant economic industry in Malaysia, with 20% of GDP contributed each year...
UOB Malaysia has introduced The Business Circle in Malaysia, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at preparing the future leaders of family-led enterprises across Asia. Following its successful launch in Singapore in 2019 and Thailand in 2023, The Business Circle has expanded its community to include over a thousand family businesses...

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