Items filtered by date: October 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:43

RTI International Opens In Malaysia 

Global independent institute, RTI International (RTI) formally opened its office in Malaysia and announced the appointment of Shafenaz Farouk as its Managing Director and Country Head.

RTI brings its core strengths in combining deep technical proficiency with multi-disciplinary expertise gained over almost 60 years in creating and translating knowledge into practice across fields such as healthcare, education, environmental engineering, energy and innovation. In Malaysia, RTI will focus on creating value for the government, government-linked institutions together with agencies, corporates and industry-based associations.

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Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (PIDM) reminds members of the public not to act on any request for payment or to transfer any money for the purpose of paying for protection provided by PIDM. 

“We wish to stress that the protection provided to bank depositors, takaful certificate and insurance policy owners is automatic. PIDM does not require payment of any kind from members of the public,” said Rafiz Azuan Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer.

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Maybank has registered a 91% rise in mobile banking monetary transactions in the first nine months of 2017, compared to over 40% via desktop, reaffirming the trend that mobile banking continues to gain momentum among Malaysian consumers.

This compares with a 48% rise in mobile banking monetary transactions in 2016, which also saw web based transactions growing 34%.

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Malaysia Airports takes up the call to transform Malaysia into a sporting nation by celebrating Hari Sukan Negara 2017 with the entire airport community that was held earlier today at the main terminal of KL International Airport. 

Hari Sukan Negara, an initiative by the Ministry of Youth and Sports is an annual national level event that aims to turn Malaysia into a sporting nation. Malaysia Airports is proud to support and celebrate the 3rd edition of the Hari Sukan Negara that saw the participation of more than 300 employees and airport guests in the various activities held during the event.

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HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad yesterday launched Takaful FutureSecure, the FIRST plan of its kind in the takaful market. Specially designed for high net worth individuals, this plan ensures that the wealth accumulated by our customers is protected and can be transferred to their loved ones for them to secure a brighter future. 

Customers can expect stable returns with this plan to help steadily grow their assets and secure their financial legacy planning and allocation.

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Malaysia is looking at Blockchain technology in a big way with the formation of a National Task Force soon, said Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau (pix). 

The Minister said the Task Force, to be led by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), will develop the policy, framework, strategy and implementation plans for Blockchain in both the Government and the non-government sectors. 

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The Wellness Cluster at the National Innovation & Creative Economy Expo 2017 (NICE 2017) has successfully concluded yesterday, attracting a total of over 8,000 visitors and generating sales worth RM30,000 from 12 to 16 October. 

Championed by Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation), the Wellness Cluster featured 17 exhibitors, 62 booths and 32 participating companies who showcased their latest innovations, products, services and activities related to the wellness industry.  

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AirAsia Japan, the Japanese affiliate of the world’s best low-cost carrier, is back in business with its maiden service from Nagoya to Sapporo.

The twice-daily service will commence on 29 October 2017, connecting Nagoya - AirAsia Japan’s main hub - to the capital of northern Hokkaido prefecture.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:30

Tipping Feature With Credit Card Explained

With reference to the article in a local publication titled “Credit card machine with extra feature worries customers”, The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) is reminding remind cardholders to carefully read and follow the prompts on the screen when making payments with their credit/debit cards. 

Banks have taken steps to provide training to merchants and their cashiers, especially in the food and beverage industry, with regard to the tipping feature for all payment cards.

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PRG Holdings Bhd, a Bursa Malaysia Main Market-listed investment holding Company has today successfully listed its manufacturing subsidiary – Furniweb Holdings Limited (Listco) on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK Exchange). 

The stock has officially commenced trading under the stock code 8480.HK at the opening of trading at 9.30a.m. yesterday morning. Post listing, PRG will hold 75% stake in the enlarged share capital of Listco.

Based on the offer price of HKD0.50 per share for a total of 126 million new shares, the Listco has raised a total of HKD63 million (equivalent to approximately RM33 million). 

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