Items filtered by date: December 2017

Circle International Holdings Ltd (Circle International) made its debut on the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX), Australia's second largest listing market, emulating several other Malaysian tech companies. A total of 180,000,400 shares were issued and quoted at an initial market price of AUD0.315 (RM0.97) per share.  

Circle International, Malaysian based new media technology company with a strong base in China and Chinese speaking markets across the region. Its principal business activities are digital media and conventional media advertising sales from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. At present, more than 50% of the Group’s revenue is derived from international sales from mobile and digital media channels. 

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Lenovo, the world’s leading PC manufacturer, unveils fundamental shifts that will drive technology trends in 2018 and beyond. In the IDC InfoBrief, Enabling the Future Workspace – Agile, Intelligent and Engaging, commissioned by Lenovo, it is predicted that the changing workforce demographics and rapid adoption of new technologies will lead to fundamental changes in the workspace and how people work. 

The IDC InfoBrief finds that Asia’s millennials, who will make up more than 50 per cent of the workforce by 2020, will drive transformation in workspaces across Asia Pacific, excluding Japan (APeJ). Millennials’ flair for new technologies combined with enterprises’ quest for competitive advantage will fuel adoption of high potential innovation accelerators, such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), cognitive or artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics, giving rise to new behaviours and practices particularly around human-device interfaces, collaboration, talent practices, visualisation, and data-driven insights. 

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The make-up of the modern home is changing, bringing with it a new era of household 2.0 which, on average, cares for 2.4 people, 0.3 pets and now also 6.3 connected devices per home. With devices playing such a prominent role in today’s average home, Kaspersky Lab has launched updated versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security, to help people care for their devices as much as they care for their pets and those living under their roofs.   

There are now more devices than people and pets in every home, and these devices are playing an ever more important role in home life, with people using them for everything from surfing the Internet, to shopping and sharing videos of cats purring. Yet, this increased connectivity brings with it safety concerns, made worse by the fact that according to the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index, two-fifths (39%) of people are still leaving their devices unprotected from cyberthreats such as hacking, malware, financial fraud and more. 

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British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT Malaysia) and BAT Global Business Services have been officially certified as a Top Employer for 2018 in Malaysia, reinstating their positions as an employer of choice that puts its people first. Together with this certification, three other counterparts of British American Tobacco – Indonesia, Australia and Japan – were also awarded for their respective countries and collectively, positioning the Group as a top employer in Asia Pacific region for the year 2018.

The Top Employers Institute is an independent organisation that identifies the employee offerings of leading employers around the world and comparing them against the international standard, based on an annual independent research conducted by the Institute itself. This year, the Institute announced the results of the research into the employee conditions of significant employers in Asia Pacific. 

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Lenovo, the world’s leading PC manufacturer, unveils fundamental shifts that will drive technology trends in 2018 and beyond. In the IDC InfoBrief, Enabling the Future Workspace – Agile, Intelligent and Engaging, commissioned by Lenovo, it is predicted that the changing workforce demographics and rapid adoption of new technologies will lead to fundamental changes in the workspace and how people work. 

The IDC InfoBrief finds that Asia’s millennials, who will make up more than 50 per cent of the workforce by 2020, will drive transformation in workspaces across Asia Pacific, excluding Japan (APeJ). Millennials’ flair for new technologies combined with enterprises’ quest for competitive advantage will fuel adoption of high potential innovation accelerators, such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), cognitive or artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics, giving rise to new behaviours and practices particularly around human-device interfaces, collaboration, talent practices, visualisation, and data-driven insights. 

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:26

Malaysia Joins WTO’s Work Programme for MSMEs

Malaysia on 11 December 2017 joined 55 other WTO Members in calling for the establishment of a Work Programme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the WTO. 

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ACE Market-listed company, PUC Berhad (formerly known as PUC Founder (MSC) Bhd) announced the launch of Presto, Malaysia’s revolutionary home-grown Social Marketing and eWallet Platform with the eWallet component to be featured in due course. 

The platform will bring shoppers a new way to save on shopping by earning CASH BACK, at the same time, helps sellers to boost their brand presence and sales to countless of shoppers. 

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The two-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GECommunity Summit) 2017 concluded on a new high with almost 15,000 participants from 80 countries representing aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs, more in-depth discussions on the drivers of future economies, and richer ecosystem involvement to positively shape our future economy.

The two-day Summit sparked insightful conversations and drew focus to relevant key topics around the future of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in ASEAN. Beyond providing a platform for greater collaboration, the Summit was also a bridge for inspiring international speakers to stimulate new ideas and help nurture entrepreneurs in the region.

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Funding Societies, a Malaysian-founded peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform, ends 2017 as the domestic market leader of the country’s rapidly growing P2P financing sector. 

Data compiled by all P2P financing operators in Malaysia from February 2017, when the first local P2P platform began operations, to November 2017, shows that domestic P2P platforms have raised a total of RM17 million for Malaysian SMEs. Of the RM 17 million, Funding Societies alone contributed to around RM10 million in financing or more than half of the total amount, while maintaining a default rate of 0%. 

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The Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) ended today on a high note with the announcement of the inaugural winner of ColossusINNO2017 at the Global Entrepreneurship Community (GEC) Summit 2017. 

After an intense deliberation, Blusense Diagnostics from Denmark were handed the title that came with a winning prize of USD100,000 to pilot the innovation as a solution in the preferred ASEAN country. 

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