Saturday, July 4, 2020
Stories of two families from the opposite sides of the Pacific, who tapped the benefits of connectivity and mobility to successfully grow their small businesses, graced the gathering of officials from member economies at the 2016 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. These are the stories of the winners of the 2016...
Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing company, today launched a new corporate solution, Grab for Work, a transport expense management solution designed for business users across Southeast Asia. Available free of charge, Grab for Work offers business leaders, line managers, human resource (HR) and finance professionals across small and medium...
Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based simulation technology and engineering services company, Altair, posted a record growth in sales revenue for the Southeast Asia region of over 40 per cent in 2015. The drivers behind this record growth is the increased adoption of the company’s Simulation...
Despite the many benefits of adopting a data culture, a Microsoft’s first Asia Data Culture study 2016 reveals that there are areas that need to be addressed for Southeast Asian businesses to realise their full potential as a data-driven organization. Creating an analytical workforce About 94% of Southeast Asia’s business leaders...
CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, has announced the appointment of Nick Pollard as managing director of Asia Pacific effectively immediately. Based in Hong Kong, Pollard will support CFA Institute across the APAC region as it continues its mission to advance the investment profession for the ultimate...
Online shopping carts are transforming the face of different economies that are changing supply chains, and putting pricing power in the hands consumers. This digital wave is happening quickly to China too while Malaysia plans new targets for using digital technologies to drive the country’s economic growth beyond 2020. China...
A new report released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) finds that fast paced urbanisation and strong growth prospects in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region will quadruple its urban middle-class households (earning over US$10,000 per year) from 38 million in 2015 to 161 million by...
China’s Belt and Road initiatives are expected to bring fresh momentum to the already flourish bilateral trade and investment ties between China and Malaysia, despite challenges facing both economies. Malaysia's International Trade and Industry second minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan expressed his optimism that the Belt and Road initiatives...
  A well-known enterprise based in the Philippines that produces flavorful sauces, Mama Sita, currently exports its products to more than 40 different international markets. This was only possible after a decade of navigating wide-ranging and complex import regulations. It is a familiar story for emerging businesses in the Asia-Pacific, prompting...
In-House Community, today released the findings of its latest study, which reveals there are more female in-house lawyers across Asia and the Middle East than men. The results suggest that it is easier for female lawyers to move into an in-house role and attain a senior position, than in private practice. The...
  Dell has announced the signing of its first reseller in Asia Pacific (including Japan) with Peering One, a leading provider of cloud and datacenter services in Malaysia, to provide the Dell Hybrid Cloud System (DHCS) for Microsoft for enterprises in Malaysia. With the availability of DHCS for Microsoft, large institutions...
To raise awareness of the potential for mobile technology to enable small businesses, APEC has launched a mobile video competition inviting small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to share their stories about how they have used mobile internet technologies to develop and grow commercial ideas. “Encouraging the engagement of small businesses in...

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