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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) — A South Korean delegation representing 20 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a minimum potential investment value of US$50 million, are very keen to make Malaysia the choice location for the new wave of Korean investments. Seven of the companies are new while the rest are existing investors seeking opportunities...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (Bernama) — The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are poised to assume an even greater role in propelling Malaysia under the Economic Transformation Programme. In a statement, SMECorp Malaysia said as the new role would bring along new challenges which include liberalisation measures in the services sector, there was need...
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KUCHING, Nov 24 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s furniture export which rose to RM8 billion in value last year has indicated a positive trend this year as well with its exports amounting to RM5.6 billion as of September. Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Jacob Dungau Sangan said the country’s furniture export was expected...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) — Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) Sdn Bhd will provide a ‘Bio-Technology Venture Fund’ worth US$100 million (RM317.63 million) to boost the country’s biotech industry. Its chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal said the fund is jointly administered by Intrasys Sdn Bhd...
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ABU DHABI, Nov 23 (Bernama) — Women entrepreneurs need to focus on creating innovations as a platform to achieve success in their businesses, said the Malaysian Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today. She said innovation, particularly technological innovation, should be viewed as an empowerment tool that had become a crucial...
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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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