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Boosting ASEAN Prosperity and Integration With Efficient Regional Customs Transit Systems

By Aivaras Pigaga, Lead ACTS IT Implementation Expert, ARISE Plus Programme ASEAN is a perfect example of a region that is greater than the sum of its individual parts, or...

Malaysia And Russia Identify Key Areas For Economic Relations

Malaysia and Russia caught up to discuss way forward in strengthening bilateral economic relations through the recently held Inaugural Meeting of the Working Group...

Save Our SME’s (SOS):Reintroduce Wage Subsidy and Loan Moratorium

With Malaysia entering a nationwide full lockdown including the shuttering of all economic sectors, the grim reminder of March 2020 is returning to haunt...

The Dynamic Tension Between Politics & Economics In Continuing To Steady The Economy Under The Covid-19 Era

By Jason Loh Head of Social, Law & Human Rights at EMIR Research Minister of Finance Tengku Zafrul Aziz’s press release on the performance of...

How Important Are “Deep” Trade Agreements?

By Prof Dr Evelyn S. Devadason, Trade agreements, comprising (FTAs) and preferential trade agreements (PTAs), have expanded in terms of numbers and complexity.  The...

China Relaxes Rules On Foreign Investment, Lowers Asset Requirements

China will relax rules for foreign investment, increasing its market appeal to global investors and signaling its determination to continue with its opening up...

Mah Sing Healthcare Receives Business License To Commence Glove Manufacturing Factory Operations In Kapar

Mah Sing Healthcare Sdn Bhd (Mah Sing Healthcare) has received its business license along with other relevant permits to commence its glove manufacturing factory...

Good Governance And ESG Not Just For Big Companies, SME’s Should Practice

The Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance says that SME’s keen to find a bigger role in the challenging business eco-system, should take note of...

Sime Darby Plantation Net Profit Up 20 Percent Buoyed By High CPO Prices

Favourable Crude Palm Oil prices which are at record levels of RM4700 per tonne is benefiting some of the local planters who are reporting...

UOB Projects Malaysia FDI Increase 15 Percent To RM74 Billion For 2021

UOB Malaysia has projected approved investments in Malaysia to increase by 13 per cent to RM185 billion in 2021, of which close to 40...

Global Chip Shortage Costs Automakers 3.8 Million Units In Production Loses

Global semiconductor (chip) shortages will cost automakers 3.8 million units in lost production, or 5% of estimated annual sales in 2021, Fitch Ratings says....

First Quarter Malaysia Economy Report Card, Gives Glimpse Of What Lies Ahead

Central Bank recently released reports on the Malaysian economy which registered a smaller decline of 0.5% in the first quarter compared to 4Q 2020...

Singapore Declares 4 Weeks Lockdown After 24 Cases Were Detected

Neighboring state Singapore, has declared a full lockdown with no dine-ins, gathering limiting to 2 persons and business all to shut down after cases...

US Customs Seizes Another Top Glove Shipment On Forced Labour Issues

It seems Top Glove has not resolved much of the issues pertaining to U.S. Customs and Border Protection accusation of using 'forced labour' on...

China’s FDI Rose 40 Percent To RM256 Billion With Service Industry Gaining Most

China remains a popular destination for overseas investors, with a surge in foreign direct investment during the January-April period. FDI into the Chinese mainland, in...

Remove Protectionist Regimes And Nations Rice Output Can Grow

The paddy and rice industry is one of the most assisted and insulated industries in Malaysia. Protectionist measures such as utilising a state trading...

Hong Leong Commits Targeted Assistance For MCO Affected Businesses

With the recent implementation of the nationwide Movement Control Order (“MCO”) 3.0, Hong Leong Bank and Hong Leong Islamic Bank is assuring its customers that...

Is Malaysia 2021 Growth Prospect Dimmed By Another Lockdown?

The lockdown announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muyhiddin 2 days ago will take effect from today where once again we see empty streets...

PM Announces Nationwide MCO, Employers Asked To Implement WFH Policy

The country is facing a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with cases rising to 4000 a day and daily death tolls at alarming...

Kedah Based EG Industries Set To Produce 5G Routers For US Market

Malaysia is known for its electronic manufacturing capability since the 80's, this helped our country's economy grow substantially over the decades. Having given rise...