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...
CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have announced their continued commitment to support and spur the recovery of the SME businesses through RM30 billion in financing by 2024. The commitment was announced at a signing ceremony to mark the collaboration between CIMB, Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Bhd (SJPP)...
CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd has ramped up its activities in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the introduction of its first Sustainable Term Investment Account-i (Sustainable TIA-i) Tranche, a purpose-driven investment offering for businesses including SMEs. The Sustainable TIA-i fund placements will be invested into eligible...
UOB Malaysia is partnering Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Malaysia (SJPP) to launch the U-Green Financing programme, which will support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in embracing sustainability. The Bank has allocated RM1 billion for this programme, and SJPP will be guaranteeing up to 80 percent of the loans through...
A group representing SMEs has expressed surprise over the proposal by National Recovery Council (MPN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for another round of moratorium to be given to struggling SMEs. The Small and Medium Enterprises Association Malaysia (SAMENTA) said another loan moratorium will only exacerbate the SMEs’ problems. On Saturday,...
Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA) have launched the SME Digital Transformation and Productivity Programme (SDTP) to help Malaysian SMEs in the service and professional sector to digitalise. As part of the SDTP programme, MPC and SAMENTA have launched a Digital Productivity Guide...
Funding Societies has unveiled its latest enhanced product to support creditworthy underserved Malaysian SMEs returning to their full economic potential as markets recover following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic with the launch of BizFund, its latest term financing. Its zero-collateral BizFund provides Malaysian SMEs with financing up to RM300,000...
Hong Leong Bank’s (HLB) commitment to the growth and sustainability of SMEs in Malaysia has earned the bank the ‘Best SME Bank in Malaysia’ award for four years running by The Asian Banker at its Retail Financial Services Awards 2022. In addition, HLB was also named the ‘Best SME...
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd announced the CIMB ESG-SME Pitch Challenge to accelerate and enable ASEAN SMEs that have sustainability-focused business models or operations to seek equity funding that will enable them to advance their business to the next level. The ESG-SME Pitch Challenge makes its debut as part of the...
Maxis Business has rolled out its first-ever nationwide UsahaWIRA roadshow with networking sessions, as well as a new series of stories to connect more businesses with hero entrepreneurs. The initiative aims to enable SMEs to learn what takes to digitalise successfully and be future-ready and is part of the UsahaWIRA...
SMEs need to strengthen their basics and be more vigilant of internal and external factors  Over 98.5 percent of all businesses in Malaysia are SMEs. Often hailed as unsung heroes, the backbone of the economy, and even as employers of the last resort, the importance of SMEs to the country’s...
200 Malaysian businesses win iconic award as economy recovers 2022 marks the 20th Golden Bull Award. Since its inception in 2003, the Golden Bull Award has gone on to recognise over 2,000 Malaysian businesses with about 17,000 nominees participating in the program. A proudly Malaysian brand, the Golden Bull Award...

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