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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 (Bernama) — Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders, who meet in Hawaii for their summit soon, must demonstrate solidarity in helping small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by implementing policies and strategies to boost micro-finance development in the region. The move, crucial to bolster regional economies and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 (Bernama) — Dr William E Halal, an authority on emerging technology, says the explosion of global e-commerce, green business and other new industries estimated to be worth trilions of dollars is likely to produce a new economic boom starting from 2015. Speaking at the Technology Business Innovation Forum organised by Technology...
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KEMAMAN, Nov 3 (Bernama) — Eastern Corridor Economic Region Development Corporation (ECERDC) will expand its “Empower” programme to all districts in Terengganu and other ECER areas. Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said the programme, comprising two main programmes – Academic Skills Training and Entrepreneurship...
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PUTRAJAYA, Nov 3 (Bernama) — Forming start up companies can help universities bring about commercial value to fundamental research findings independently, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. Speaking after declaring open the ministerial level Innovation Day here today he said the start up companies to be formed under...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 (Bernama) — Companies looking to increase financial returns for their businesses should refine their employee engagement strategies, says Dr Jens Ballendowitsch. Ballendowitsch, an employee engagement senior consultant with US-based Tower Watson, said the companies had to equip their employees with proper supplies, processes...
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PETALING JAYA, Nov 3 (Bernama) — The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is aiming to strengthen players in the local halal industry in order for them to compete in the global export market estimated to be worth an annual RM6.9 trillion. HDC’s managing director cum chief operating officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin, said Malaysia’s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 (Bernama) — Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has urged the local Chinese business community to continue to be partners in developing Malaysia and invest in the domestic economy. He also urged them to join forces with both government-linked companies (GLCs) and Bumiputera businessmen to play a role in the next...
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MELAKA, Nov 2 (Bernama) — The Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) in Tengkera, the first for Melaka state, opened yesterday, receiving encouraging response from the local residents, especially the low-income earners. The shop, also the first KR1M outside the Klang Valley, is located at the Al-Ikhsan Flats, a public housing scheme. It is managed by the...
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KOTA KINABALU, Nov 2 (Bernama) — The Sabah branch of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation will stage the state-level Third Malaysian Craft Promotion at the 1Borneo Hypermall, near here. The week-long event starts on Nov 24. Its director, Mohammad Latiff Dirun said the programme, themed “Craft Generates Economy”, will offer...
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KOTA KINABALU, Nov 2 (Bernama) — The International Trade and Industry Ministry hopes the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Programme will be extended to cover small-and-medium enterprises in the outskirts. Deputy Minister Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan said SMEs accounted for 19% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) output as such the...
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