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PUTRAJAYA, Nov 23 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today underlined six high impact programmes that will boost the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to 8.7% by 2020. He said the programmes were among 32 key measures that the government would introduce to achieve the new SME growth target which was achievable through...
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KOTA KINABALU, Nov 23 (Bernama) — Sabah earned RM62,355 from seaweed last year, up from RM5,342 in 2005 and RM44,519 in 2008, said Assistant Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Bobby Ahfang Suan. “The increase in revenue is attributed to value added activites such as introduction of new products like hygenic seaweed for food and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) — Bilateral trade between Malaysia and India is on track to achieve the US$15 billion (RM47.25 billion) target by 2015, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said. He said total trade from January to September this year jumped 34.8% to US$9.4 billion over the same period last year and had surpassed the whole year...
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KUCHING, Nov 22 (Bernama) — Total domestic direct investments for the development of oil palm estates and processing facilities amounted to not less than RM22.64 billion, said Minister of Land Development Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing on Tuesday. Masing said these investments would increase with the development of new areas and the establishment...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) — Malaysia is actively participating in free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations and is optimistic of signing several FTAs by end-2012, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “We hope to conclude negotiations by the first quarter of next year with Australia and we are at the...
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PUTRAJAYA, Nov 22 (Bernama) — Electricity users who consume more than 300 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a month will contribute 1% of their total electricity bill issued by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to the Renewable Energy (RE) Fund. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui said the government decided to implement the new...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) — The government has yet to decide whether or not to cancel the 6% service tax on prepaid telephone users as has been announced by telecommunication companies (telco), the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang said the tax was one of the major revenue...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 (Bernama) — Global defence and security company, BAE Systems, is exploring new industrial partnership opportunities with Malaysian small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to bring leading-edge technology and innovation into Malaysia. The company and SME Corporation Malaysia today hosted a one-day business opportunities and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 (Bernama) — A 60-member Malaysian business delegation to Nepal earlier this week, signed six memoranda of understanding (MoUs), with three Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) having started negotiations on investments in manufacturing, tourism and retail marketing. The MoUs and investments include more Nepali students coming to...
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KUCHING, Nov 17 (Bernama) — The government disbursed funds amounting RM55mil to 1,973 Bumiputera entrepreneurs and six cooperatives in Sarawak in the first five months of this year, the state assembly was told today. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Bumiputra Entrepreneur Development) Datuk Naroden Majais said the funds...
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