Sunday, January 23, 2022

The First LaLaport in Southeast Asia Opens in Kuala Lumpur

Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd, a Tokyo-based real estate company, has officially opened the Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC), or LaLaport...

Funding Societies Malaysia Achieves RM1 billion in Financing Disbursement

Funding Societies Malaysia has announced that it has achieved RM1 billion disbursement in business financing across more than 17,000 financing deals, directly supporting creditworthy...

HSBC Malaysia Launches First Multi-Currency Digital Wallet for SMEs

HSBC Malaysia has launched the HSBC Global Wallet, Malaysia’s first multi-currency digital wallet that enables SMEs to make and receive international payments with ease...

Newswav Secures RM6 Million New Funding

Content aggregator Newswav has raised RM6 million in its latest Series A funding led by OSK Ventures International Bhd to further strengthen its market-leader...

CIMB The First Malaysian Bank to Issue Sustainable Development Goal Bonds

CIMB Bank Bhd plans to channel the proceeds from its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Bond to eligible sustainable projects such as SMEs and start-ups,...

UOB Acquires Citigroup’s Consumer Banking Business

United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB) has signed agreements to acquire Citigroup’s consumer banking businesses comprising its unsecured and secured lending portfolios, wealth management and...

SME100 Awards Returns to Penang in conjunction with SAMENTA’s 35th Anniversary

Malaysia’s oldest association for small and medium enterprises, SAMENTA, will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on 18 March 2022 with an anniversary dinner and...

First Digital Trade launches Super App for Exporters

First Digital Trade has launched a financial Super App that will permit international companies to have a complete suite of tools for exporters. The...

New Commercial Airliner SKS Airways Secures Air Service Licence

SKS Airways Sdn Bhd, a new commercial airline in Malaysia, has been awarded the full Air Service Licence (ASL) by the Malaysian Aviation Commission...

Prudential Singapore Boosts Support for SMEs’ Digitalisation Efforts

Prudential Singapore has partnered Ngee Ann Polytechnic and ST Engineering to equip SMEs with the knowledge and resources on how to go digital in...

Malaysian SMEs Achieves Growth as Economy Recovers

2021 is a roller-coaster year for Malaysian SMEs; with the extended lock down deeply impacting growth. As the economy gradually reopens, SMEs are once...

Kenanga Joins the UN Global Compact Network

Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga) has become the first Malaysian investment bank to join the United Nations Global Compact, demonstrating its commitment to principles...

Business Events to Promote Malaysia’s Economic Recovery

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac), Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, that...

Protect Against The Unexpected With The Right Insurance Plan

With all the uncertainties of the economy faced during these trying times, wouldn’t businesses want a safety net to fall on? Especially when it...

Singapore Top SMEs Flourish Against the Odds

2021 is the year of ‘innovation and adaptability’ as the pandemic pushed SMEs to alter their business plans and strategies to sustain growth and...

SAMENTA Urges Recovery Initiatives For Budget 2022

The Small and Medium Enterprises Association Malaysia (SAMENTA) has proposed several initiatives for Budget 2022 in an effort to jumpstart the economy negatively affected...

SME Growth Amidst E-commerce Boom

By Kawal Preet Logistics will power SME recovery in the post-pandemic world According to The World Bank, 90% of the world’s businesses are SMEs, accounting...
SMEs

Why SMEs Are Important For An Economy

The role of SMEs is quite substantial in many countries, especially in emerging and developing countries. SMEs account for a large share of total employment,...

AFFIN Bank Scores Triple Win For Customer-Focused Financial Inclusive Initiatives

AFFIN Bank Berhad recently won multiple awards during the Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards 2021. The triple win was attributed to the...

What Does It Take To Drive The Food & Beverage Business Transformation In Malaysia?

The F&B industry in Malaysia has been hit hard by the pandemic. Yet, the demand for F&B services is still intact. Having to adapt...

Repurposing Food Waste For The Sake Of Future Generations

Spurred by the toxicity of the daily sanitizing lifestyle, N&E Innovations Founder Didi Gan decided to take action. Her idea was simple; food waste will...

Malaysia’s Local Businesses Remain Pessimistic On Business Condition In Third Quarter 2021

Malaysia's local businesses remain pessimistic for their business condition in the third quarter of the year (3Q21) amid Covid resurgence nationwide. The Department of Statistics...

Exabytes and Easyparcel Join Forces to Help Those Who Need Food

FoodBank.Digital, an initiative by Exabytes aims to help Malaysian families in need by providing food supplies. Within 4 days after the launch, the programme has...

Open Up More of the Economy Safely, Based on Data and Science, Before More...

By Ong Kian Ming The Prime Minister announced yesterday that we will remain in Phase 1 of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 until the...

10 Questions and Suggestions for the National Recovery Plan

By Ong Kian Ming Since I made the offer for “pro bono” consultancy services yesterday, I have received calls from a brewery, a debt collection...

Malaysian SMEs Rated Highly by Their Own Employees

SME employees give their employers a thumbs up on trust and belief A survey conducted by SME Magazine in collaboration with Willis Towers Watson (WTW)...

ByteDance Goes on Hiring Spree, Challenging Incumbent Alibaba

Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and...

Grab: How an Uber killer became a powerful Asian super-app

When Microsoft's Bill Gates said in 1994 that "banking is necessary, banks are not", financiers and analysts alike dismissed the claims as the wild...

Could Digital Currencies put Banks out of Business?

Banks are one of the engines of the modern economy, but the way they work is under threat. Tech-payment giants and digital currencies are revolutionizing...

Tyson Foods Squares Off with Beyond Meat in Second Try at Plant Based Burgers

Tyson Foods Inc is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of the summer grilling season, the company said on Monday, increasing competition for Beyond...