People play with strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato on the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong on Wednesday, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)


  • Typhoon Hato could cause HK$8 billion losses to Hong Kong
  • Malaysia eyes RM50b halal exports in 2020
  • Halfest ASEAN 2017 Strengthens TPM Biotech’s ASEAN Move
  • Cisco Malaysia is one of Aon’s Eight Best Employers 2017
  • Tech Data becomes first ASEAN distributor for Cloudera to deliver integrated solution suite for big data analytics and machine learning


Typhoon Hato could cause HK$8 billion in losses after storm brought Hong Kong to standstill

A paralysed stock market, business closures, flight cancellations and the suspension of public transport were some of the disruptions caused by Typhoon Hato on Wednesday as market analysts put the economic cost to the city at anywhere between HK$4 billion and HK$8 billion. A typhoon signal No 10 – the highest in Hong Kong’s storm warning system – was issued in the morning, and later downgraded throughout the day. It was only the 15th No 10 signal since 1946, with the last being Typhoon Vicente in July 2012.

Malaysia eyes RM50b halal exports in 2020

Malaysia is aiming for RM50 billion worth of halal exports in 2020. Minister of International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said currently, the halal industry has garnered RM42 billion worth of exports. We aim for RM50 billion in three years time, with 330,000 job opportunities opened. “Today, the halal industry under the Malaysia Halal Council has provided 248,508 job opportunities.” He said the ministry wanted the gross domestic product of the halal industry at 8.7 per cent in 2020, from its current 7.5 per cent.


Halfest ASEAN 2017 Strengthens TPM Biotech’s ASEAN Move

TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd sees strong potential and abundant opportunities in penetrating the growing ASEAN market for its range of herbal-based halal products following Halfest Asean 2017. At the four-day exhibition which began on Wednesday, TPM Biotech is taking the initiative to showcase four of its signature house brands, namely Herbs Garden Garcinia Plus, Herbs Garden Peria, Herbs Garden Smilax Plus and Inno Coffee, it said in a statement today.

TPM Biotech Head, Ema Ukhtiah Zakaria said the company assisted biopreneurs by offering advisory and counselling services, incubation facilities, commercialisation of products, contract manufacturing and also developing strategies to maximise returns on investments.

 Cisco Malaysia is one of Aon’s Eight Best Employers 2017

Pride in working for Cisco, complemented by a strong culture of empowering and engaging with employees and an environment that promotes diversity and inclusivity are some of the key attributes that powered Cisco Malaysia’s first ever win of the ‘Aon Best Employers Award’. These were made possible by the company’s commitment to drive a strong culture of trust and engagement through ‘Our People Deal’; a manifesto that articulates every aspect of the employee experience and interaction. This is encapsulated into three pillars, Connect Everything, Innovate Everywhere and Benefit Everyone.

Cloudera and Tech Data forge strategic partnership to accelerate turnkey Smart City and IoT projects across ASEAN

Cloudera, Inc, the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, announced the appointment of Tech Data as their first ASEAN distributor as well as the availability of a new integrated Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions built on Cloudera. Tech Data, one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, will now deliver turnkey Smart City and IoT solutions for data center, cloud, analytics, security, and mobility service providers. The hallmark of a Smart City is the ability to gather data from multiple sources and convert it into actionable insights for the efficient and sustainable management of the city.


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