Items filtered by date: August 2017

As part of the Government’s effort to strengthen relationship with the private sector, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) has organised a “Turun Padang” Programme to two Malaysia’s Mid-Tier Companies (MTCs) namely Mega Fortris (M) Sdn Bhd and Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd recently.

Deputy Minister of International Trade and industry, Datuk Chua Tee Yong, said that this initiative has allowed the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and MATRADE to further understand the needs of MTCs as well as the issues. 

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For the first time in five years, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent and being completed within budget, according to Project Management Institute’s (PMI) latest research in project and program results. 

The research also says while this progress is likely due to many factors, the presentation identified the organisational investments that PMI research shows helps organisations achieve their strategic initiatives and realise their business goals. 

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RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RHB Investment Bank Bhd, recently declared income distribution of up to RM8.5 million for 10 conventional and Islamic funds, for the period ended May 31, 2017. 

The fixed income funds are RHB Asian High Yield Fund – AUD, RHB Asian High Yield Fund – USD and RHB Emerging Markets Bond Fund. The equity funds are RHB Singapore Income Feeder Fund – MYR, RHB Singapore Income Feeder Fund – SGD and RHB Dividend Valued Equity Fund, while the balanced funds include RHB Asian Income Fund – SGD and RHB Multi Asset Regular Income Fund. 

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:40

VMO Sees A 435% Booking Growth Y-on-Y

Alternative and DIY event venues are all the rage nowadays when it comes to booking venues online as more and more Malaysians plan ahead to organise personalised events instead of the more traditional “been there, done that” venues.  

Popular Malaysian instant event venue and services portal startup, VMO Rocks Sdn Bhd saw a staggering booking growth of 435% year-on-year from 2015 until 2016 on their booking portal In addition, they are already estimating a double growth digit for 2017. 

“The venue booking landscape is changing rapidly with consumers planning almost a year ahead of time. Some customers have even paid in advance, especially for popular venues,” said Vincent Kok, Chief Eventgelist of VMO Rocks Sdn Bhd when announcing their latest growth figures since going live in 2015. 

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The Trade Bureau platform of RAM Credit Information Sdn Bhd (RAMCI), one of the leading credit reporting agencies, released the RAMCI 2nd Industry Debts Turned Cash (RAMCI i-DTC) indicators measured from the last four quarters, Q3 2016 to Q2 2017.

RAMCI’s i-DTC measures the average number of day companies in various industries take to pay their creditors after the invoice date. A total of 12 industries’ indicators are being released today, with the latest inclusion of the Education industry.

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The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) together with Bavaria International (Germany) and TAPiO Management Advisory as well as Invest Selangor, Johor State Investment Centre (JSIC) and Invest Penang is launching a series of Industry 4.0 workshops in Selangor (21 Aug), Johor (23 Aug) and Penang (25 Aug) of this year. 

This initiative seeks to revolutionise the industrial ecosystems in Malaysia by familiarising local industry players with Industry 4.0 concepts and practices.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:33

Launching Of MAI Design Centre 

Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), has been entasked with enhancing the competitiveness of the Malaysian automotive industry. 

MAI has been at the forefront of various Industry 4.0 initiatives to be deployed by the Malaysian automotive ecosystem. The focal point for these initiatives is the MAI Design Centre located in Rawang, which will act as a catalyst for the automotive community to build upon MITI and MAI’s Industry 4.0 initiatives. 

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The Life Insurance Association Of Malaysia (LIAM), Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM) And Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA), in a joint press statement, confirmed that none of their member insurance companies and takaful operators have requested for “cuts” from hospitals for the medical expenses incurred by their policyholders. 

The three Associations view such unfounded allegations made by the hospitals with serious concerns. 

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FUJIFILM Malaysia has launched the “Shoot. Print. Share.” Photo Exhibition, FUJIFILM Malaysia’s first ever photo exhibition which was inspired by the burgeoning demand for photo prints by the millennials who are excited about capturing memories instantly.

The increasing interest in photography and printing of photos drove a 135 per cent increase in FUJIFILM Malaysia’s instax camera sales from last year. FUJIFILM Malaysia’s recent survey at the AVENUE K Japan Festival also revealed that 70 per cent of the people surveyed said that there was something special about holding a paper photograph in their hands as it evoked fond memories of the good times.

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Workplace culture was the theme of discussion for Cyberview’s second edition of its ‘Starter Kit’ series. 

The speaker line-up consisted of individuals in both the startup and corporate spaces who shared their experiences and views in their respective workplace practice. 

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