Items filtered by date: November 2017

SME Corp. Malaysia announced the top 10 winners of the Enterprise 50 Award (E50) 2017 at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC). The announcement was made by YBhg. Datuk (Dr.) Hafsah Hashim, Chief Executive Officer of SME Corp. Malaysia, at the Enterprise 50 Award Press Conference Session. More than 500 companies with 4 and 5 star ratings under the SME Competitiveness Rating for Enhancement Program (SCORE) organized by SME Corp. 

Malaysia were invited to submit nominations, of which only 50 of the best companies were evaluated by Deloitte and a panel of professional judges to receive this award. These companies have undergone a rigorous assessment process, based on various parameters, among others, including management processes; innovation, market strategy, technology adoption; export revenue; capital investment, training and research.

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) should capitalise on various funds provided in Budget 2018 to expand their business, urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak.

Small and medium enterprises (SME) have received considerable attention from the government which has set aside RM20 billion under the 2018 Budget for the development purposes of the industry,

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Friday, 17 November 2017 12:11

Think IoT To Stay Ahead

Local companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consider the Internet of Things, or IoT solution as a tool to drive growth, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry.

“I encourage more local companies, SMEs and start-up technopreneurs to explore the adoption and implementation of IoT as a means to add value in their products and services as well as to increase productivity and efficiency towards scaling up their businesses,” said the Minister of MITI at the seminar on IoT Malaysia 2017 co-organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel yesterday at MITI.

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CIMB Group announced that its subsidiary, CIMB Bank Berhad has received approval from the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to operate a branch in the Republic of the Philippines. The first retail branch is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2018. 

Following the banking sector liberalisation in 2014, CIMB Bank is the first Malaysian banking group to be granted BSP’s approval to operate under Republic Act No. 10641, an act that allows the entry of foreign banks into the Philippines through the establishment of wholly-owned operations with full banking authority. 

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Along with the launch of the two latest games - Dragon Samurai and Love Dance, on Elite Game,  Elite Mobile announced The Elite Grant. This new initiative is set to help mobile game devs achieve their creative goals in hopes that the selected games reach a wider audience.

Having a few titles under their belt that are doing very well within the South East Asia region, such as Love Dance. Elite Mobile hopes to help bring more exposure to as many excellent mobile games as they could. They are now ready to accept your submissions for The Elite Grant!

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MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (‘MyHSR Corp’) will call for a tender to appoint the Social Impact Assessment (‘SIA’) consultant for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail (‘KL-SG HSR’) project on 17 November 2017. The appointed consultant will be required to complete an independent assessment on the social and land use impact arising from the implementation of the KL-SG HSR project within Malaysia.

The SIA study, a requirement under the Town and Country Plan Act 1976 (Act 172) for government mega projects, aims to determine and analyse the social and land use impact arising from the three (3) stages of the KL-SG HSR project development, which are pre-construction (planning and design), construction and operations. The consultants are also required to identify effective mitigation measures for implementation.

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The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia (CIDB) have jointly launched the Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) and Building Materials Supply Chain 2017/2018 Directory (“the Directory”) which, with the contact details of over 4,000 companies and relevant stakeholders acts as a comprehensive point of reference for the construction industry particularly in the area of IBS and building materials. 

Co-developed by MIDA and CIDB, the Directory details industry players in the local building materials space, including those of manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, as well relevant stakeholders; thus, capturing the entire ecosystem of local building material players in its catalogue.

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In conjunction with its first anniversary of Minecraft: Education Edition, Microsoft announced that a new Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial, Hero’s Journey,  which has been released as part of its ongoing support for Hour of Code. This is the third consecutive year that Microsoft is supporting this global movement to help students learn the basics of coding, which will be held between 4 to 10 December. 

Working with Minecraft game designers, computer science educators, and Code.org's learning designers, the new Minecraft tutorial introduces coding concepts using the popular video game that millions of players around the world are already exploring, teaching, and learning with every day. To date, nearly 70 million people around the world are using Minecraft tutorials to learn about the basics of coding.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:04

3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit 2017

The 3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit organised by Bank Negara Malaysia in partnership with Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and Indonesia’s Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK), will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 20 - 23 November 2017. 

The Summit will bring together more than 350 specialists and professionals from 35 countries and international organisations to share their insights on the latest terrorism financing (TF) issues and developments.  

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Malaysia took part in London’s World Travel Market (WTM) 2017 from 6 to 8 November with a 130-strong delegation led by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz. It marked the country’s 34th year of participation in the premier travel and tourism trade exhibition since 1983, a gesture of Malaysia’s dedication to strengthening the UK and Europe markets. 

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri addressed the UK and Europe media saying, “This year’s WTM participation is particularly special as we are making early preparations for the Visit Malaysia Year 2020. The WTM platform provides us the opportunity to leverage on this campaign to gain the confidence and partnership from industry players here.” 

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