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MUMBAI, Oct 12 (Bernama) — Over 40 Malaysian companies are showcasing their products and services at the three-day “Showcase Malaysia” expo beginning today in India’s financial capital, signaling the growing interest in the economically-robust South Asian market. Small-and-medium scale companies are taking part in the exhibition...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) — Proposed setting up of a regional fund by the Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) and Indonesian Investment Agency (IIA) can cater to increasing financing needs of technology-based companies in the region, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. A high technology start-up in Malaysia, as in other developing...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) — The sales value of the manufacturing sector in August saw a double-digit growth of 10.8% to RM49.8 billion against the RM45 billion recorded in the same month last year. The year-on-year growth in sales value was generated by sales growth in 79 industries out of the 115 covered in the survey, the Department of...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased 3% to 110.6 in August, from 107.4 recorded in the same month last year, and was up 2.6% against July, the Statistics Department said today. It said the increase in August was due to increases in the manufacturing and electricity indices of 4.8% and 1.4%,...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) — The upcoming Halal Fiesta 2011 (Halfest 2011), a platform for consumers in the country to know local halal products better, expects 50,000 visitors and RM28 million in sales over its five-day duration from Oct 12 to 16. Halfest chief executive officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said at a press conference here today that...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) — Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) expects entrepreneurs under its patronage to record RM5 million in business transactions during the Halal Fiesta Malaysia (Halfest) 2011 from Oct 12-16. Its deputy director general (Entrepreneur) Mohd Rosdi Ismail said a total of 155 booths have been allocated for Mara entrepreneurs...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) — Some 500 leading women entrepreneurs from several countries have confirmed attendance at the inaugural International Women in Business Convention at the Melaka International Trade Centre this month. Businesswomen from Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal, South, Africa, Singapore, the Philippines and...
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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 10 (Bernama) — The UNI Global Union – Malaysian Liaison Council (UNI-MLC) has urged the central government to review policies on foreign worker intake, especially in Sabah. Its president, Mohamed Shafie Mammal said, the move is necessary to ensure the welfare of local workers and Malaysian citizens are always protected. “Foreign...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda), which is empowered with the licensing of solar power plants, will be revising downwards the quota for all renewable energy (RE) sources for the remaining of this year. The revision is mainly because the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) system for RE will be launched on Dec 1 and not Sept 1 as originally...
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KUALA LUMPUR: For the 155 NGOs that received RM9.75mil from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, it was indeed timely help. Many said that in these times of economic uncertainty, any form of funding from the Government was very welcome and would come in handy when implementing their programmes. The NGOs received the money under the “Sekata:...
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