Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Scaling a business is not easy, especially in a post-Covid-19 business environment. High demand is great, but one of the biggest pitfalls for new companies is the inability to keep up with growing demand. If you lag behind in servicing your customers, you will find that those customers won’t...
Indonesia’s vice president has recently stated that the country’s halal industry has to expand its role in the global trade of halal products, in addition to meeting the massive domestic demand for said products. Speaking in a virtual discussion, Ma'ruf Amin said Indonesia remains one of the largest consumers of...

Working From Home Once More

On 20 October, the Malaysian government has announced that employees in the private and public sectors, at the management and supervisory levels, in areas under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will have to work from home once again. This comes after a recent surge in the number of...
Two of Japan’s largest regional banks have set their sights on the Southeast Asia region as a location for new offices to support client companies’ expansion into the region. The move will shift resources away from its existing network in London and Hong Kong. Gunma Bank, headquartered Northwest of Tokyo,...
Thailand's central bank announced on its website an extension of grace period of debt moratorium for Thai small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as many of their businesses have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. The Bank of Thailand (BoT) extended the debt moratorium period to June next year for SMEs...
China’s economy grew by 4.9 per cent in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, accelerating from growth of 3.2 per cent growth in the second quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. The world’s second-largest economy has recovered strongly after shrinking by 6.8 per cent...
Through the years, technological advancements in the medical device industry have emerged. The implementation of smart medical technology not only significantly increase surgery accuracy and efficiency, it also makes large medical devices less complicated and easier to use. Taiwan, an expert in machinery integration and automated production, is leading...
Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has recently announced a new initiative to help boost the nation’s economy amidst the post-Covid-19 recovery period. Under said initiative, the Market Development Grant (MDG) under the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) now has a value-added criteria to help SMEs...
MIDA: Malaysia remains a preferred investment destination The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said Malaysia continues to be a preferred investment destination by the international business community despite the challenging global economic environment. MIDA added that Johor was one of the top recipients of the investments. MIDA’s Deputy chief executive officer...
Escalating anti-government protests in Thailand could push one of this year's worst performing stock markets even lower, some investors fear, as political instability adds another layer of risk to an already fragile tourism-dependent economy. Thai stocks were Asia's worst performers this week, down 2.6 per cent, as protests hit...
The Indonesian government eyes Japanese companies to relocate to Indonesia as it launched an integrated data platform to spur investment and economic relations between the two countries. The integrated data platform, dubbed Japan-Indonesia Partnership Lounge (JAIPONG), is set to provide information on economic cooperation opportunities between Japan and Indonesia, as...
Malaysia has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. The economy is facing new and oppressive challenges that threaten to ruin its business ecosystem. Despite this, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is confident that Malaysia continues to be a preferred investment destination by the international business community. Deputy chief...