Items filtered by date: November 2017

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) held the Buy for Impact fair, a two-day public event held at Publika shopping mall, the past weekend. Buy for Impact is a flagship initiative under MaGIC’s Impact Driven Enterprise Accreditation (IDEA) programme, with a goal to sustain the momentum in helping the Impact Driven Enterprise (IDE) sector become more mainstream.

Buy for Impact aims to cultivate a conscious buying behaviour among the general public, as well as private and public sectors with the soon-to-be-released trademarked logo for goods or services by accredited Impact Driven Enterprises (IDEs). This will help inform consumers and encourage them to use their purchasing power either as an individual or an organisation to create a positive impact and help local or wider communities. 

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HSBC has launched a new type of sustainable bond based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). This is the first time that a private sector entity has issued a benchmark-size bond of this type and reflects the Group’s commitment to financing projects that benefit communities and the environment.

Recent research commissioned by HSBC shows that 68% of global investors intend to increase their low-carbon related investments to accelerate the transition to a clean-energy economy. The US$1 billion raised from the HSBC SDG bond, which matures in 2023 and was three times oversubscribed, will be used to support projects that offer broad social, economic and environmental benefits as aligned to seven selected SDG targets. These could include hospitals, schools, small-scale renewable power plants and public rail systems.

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The newly launched Hong Leong ConnectFirst (HL ConnectFirst) is set to offer single sign-on access to a comprehensive suite of advanced cash, trade and foreign exchange solutions for corporate, commercial and SME customers of Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB”) and Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (“HLISB”).

HL ConnectFirst is in line with the bank’s aspirations to embed digital efficiency in business processes, and is infused with innovative features designed to assist business clients in managing their working capital requirements. 

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AmBank is the pioneer bank to introduce Mobile Application Terminal (MAT), its latest innovation that provides Auto Finance Instant Approval in the Malaysian auto industry market.

MAT allows users to submit loan applications, capture documents’ images as well as obtain immediate approval within 30 minutes if all required conditions are fully met.

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Damansara Realty Bhd (DBhd) has received the Economic Planning Unit’s (EPU) approval for a land acquisition which is part of its proposed RM141.5 million settlement agreement with Johor Corporation (JCorp), allowing it to reduce its net current liabilities and return its balance sheet to health.

The integrated facilities management (IFM), project management consultancy (PMC) and property group announced that its associate company DAC Properties received the EPU’s approval on 22 November 2017, and has completed the acquisition of 53.14 acres of land for RM130.3 million from JCorp, the Johor state investment arm.

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Intermark Mall invites you to joyously celebrate this holiday season with them as they take you on a trip around the world. Featuring seven of the world’s most iconic landmarks made entirely of Coca-Cola products, marvel at these one-of-a-kind works of art featuring the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Empire State Building, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Colosseum, Burj Khalifa and the Taj Mahal. 

Media and guests were treated to a wonderful afternoon at Intermark Mall starting with a stylish fashion presentation by Atelier Meison showcasing their latest Autumn/Winter collection.

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The Shaanxi Halal Food Chamber of Commerce and Malaysian-Shaanxi Business Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) t¬¬¬¬¬odat at the 13t World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) to establish a cooperative relationship for the development of Halal-related economic opportunities for both Malaysian companies to China and China-based companies to Malaysia.

“This cooperation solidifies the appetite of companies in the halal space across broader collaboration. Malaysian companies are interested to do business in China due to the high demand for halal products and services like food products, cosmetics and skincare, pharmaceuticals and logistics,” said Datuk Joseph Kow, president of the Malaysia-Shaanxi Business Council.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:10

WIEF 2017 Exhibition

The 2017 WIEF Exhibition is an extension of the Forum. It provides interested organisations the opportunity to promote their brand and showcase their products and services while directly engaging with guests and participants of the Forum.

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Disruptive change is coming and we can’t avoid it. As a matter of fact we must embrace it, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak at the opening of the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which begins today at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

The Prime Minister noted that the most notable disruptive change is the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Only 18.72 percent of Malaysian consumers feel “extremely confident” that businesses are doing enough to protect them against cybercrime, according to the ‘State of Cybersecurity’ research report from Limelight Networks, (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery. How a business responds to cyber-attacks therefore can significantly impact consumer trust and affect brand reputation and long-term revenue.

The survey of consumers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines takes a close look at how consumers perceive the current state of cybersecurity in their online transactions.

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