By Natalia Cano Thu Hoai Nguyen is a ninth-generation entrepreneur with one goal: to preserve Vietnam’s culinary culture. A connoisseur of traditional Chung cakes - a traditional and irreplaceable cake of Vietnamese people made with sticky rice, Thu Hoai spent years perfecting the recipe before launching an online store to...
The global Islamic finance industry, with total assets of US$3.06 trillion, has the potential to contribute significantly toward addressing the funding gap in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was a key theme highlighted by thought leaders and Islamic finance luminaries attending the recent Islamic Sustainable Finance...
The 18th edition of the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2022, organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), under the patronage of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), has generated a total of RM2.36 billion in sales, surpassing its original target of RM1.9 billion. Of the...
The 26th World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2022 (WCIT 2022) came to its grand conclusion in Penang yesterday, officially becoming the largest and most prestigious technology and innovation conference to date in Malaysia. The bustling three-day WCIT 2022 began on 13 September 2022, and was attended by more...
Inc. Magazine has revealed that 2X, a B2B marketing-as-a-service (MaaS) company, made its annual list of America’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies again, ranking at No. 943. This follows its top-1000 ranking in the same list a year ago. The company – headquartered in Philadelphia, USA with its delivery hub in...
Malaysia's trade continued its upward trend in July, posting double-digit growth for trade, exports, and imports. International trade and Industry minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said trade rose by 39.8 percent to RM252.65 billion compared to July 2021, which was the 18th consecutive month of double-digit growth. Exports increased by...
Check Point Research (CPR), the threat intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, has released its ‘Cyber Attack Trends: 2022 Mid-Year Report’, highlighting how cyberattacks have become firmly entrenched as a state-level weapon, including the new ransomware method of ‘country extortion’ and state-affiliated hacktivism, and the expansion of...
Malaysia’s success in alleviating financial crime and combating terrorism financing requires all parties – the private sector, regulators, law enforcement agencies and other government bodies, and consumers alike, to do their part; to adapt to these new threats, to transform themselves to deal with these challenges, and to collaborate...
The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) will be hosting the 12th International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2022 on 26 – 27 July 2022 where Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address. Jointly organised by AICB —...
Singapore-headquartered Group-IB has revealed its findings about ARMattack, one of the shortest yet most successful campaigns by the Russian-speaking ransomware gang Conti. In slightly more than a month, the notorious ransomware collective compromised more than 40 companies worldwide. The fastest attack took only three days according to Group-IB’s report “CONTI...
Next Gen Foods, the maker of TiNDLE – the chicken made from plants, is rolling out the product in restaurants across Germany. It will debut across six of Germany’s biggest cities, across 40 sites with many more to come, partnering with over 20 of Germany’s top restaurants – in...
Singapore is the 13th most expensive city globally for expatriates to live in despite rising inflation, while Hong Kong is the world's most costly for the second year in a row. These are some of the findings of the latest cost of living research published by ECA International. The firm...

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