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Bringing new dimensions to retail customer engagement with projection

Today, technology is rewriting operating models across all sectors, but perhaps the retail industry has felt a stronger and faster shift than others. Consumers’...

The rise of on-demand insurance

By How Kim Lian, Group Chief Financial Officer, In a 2019 Insurtech report by KPMG, the insurance industry is on the brink of a major...

A relaxed US central bank

Leading central banks around the world have lowered their key interest rates to extreme lows, but maybe central banks are too nervous. By Peter Lundgreen, In...

Why Singapore shines as a hub for gold innovation

By Shaun Djie, COO and Co-Founder of Digix, Asia remains the largest gold consumption market in the world and within Southeast Asia specifically, the demand...

Ensuring healthy food and beverage supply for public health

Despite current government action plans such as Malaysia’s National Plan of Action for Nutrition of Malaysia (NPANM) III 2016–2025 and industry self-regulation approaches and commitments, our country needs a high level of commitment from F&B companies to improve product and population nutrition.

Time for rural revitalisation

By Afifah Suhaimi, Promoting strategies and investments that support the revitalisation of the rural area is not only beneficial in creating a competitive and sustainable...

The Future of Work: A Shift from HQ to Business Center

By Varinderjit Singh, General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia, Up till the early part of this year, simple daily activities such as taking a train to work,...

Vacancy tax – timely solution to problem of property overhang

By Jason Loh, With property overhang continuing to overshadow the housing industry, particularly the high-end properties such as condominiums, as well as the wider real...

Malaysia kept its policy rate unchanged as recovery takes hold

By Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC Bank We had thought that, even though Malaysia’s economy has started to recover well from the pandemic depths,...

SMEs need more assistances

Despite the government having component of the Prihatin and Penjana stimulus packages specifically tailored for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Small and Medium Enterprises Association indicates that 300,000 to 400,000 SMEs might close shop if they fail to cope with operating costs.

Don’t ease international border yet, but focus on bolstering domestic tourism

By Afifah Suhaimi Opening the country’s border for international tourists even from the ‘green nations’ should be considered again – or at least until the...

Growth in this quarter must be high

The second quarter represented a severe economic downturn for many countries, but this quarter, growth will return, though it may take time before the...

USD as the world’s reserve currency is here to stay for a very long time

By Jason Loh, With the rise of China’s renminbi (RMB) and its internationalisation, a question mark naturally arises as to whether the US dollar (USD)...

Tune Protect introduces its On-the-Go mobile application

Tune Protect Group Berhad, has launched mobile application, Tune Protect App. Aimed at enhancing customer experience, the App comes with purchase and claims functions...

Never underestimate TVET and STEM in producing skilled talents

By Sofea Azahar, In the journey of embarking digitalisation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need to beef up the skills of...

Is it time to consider collecting household waste with a dedicated collection system?

By Professor Agamuthu Pariatamby, According to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia recorded more than 9,354 Covid-19 cases and 128 deaths as of September  1, 12.00...

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – Can this trade deal be a game-changer for ASEAN?

By Evelyn S. Devadason, There are many controversies surrounding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), an ASEAN-driven initiative launched in 2012 and scheduled to be...