Items filtered by date: September 2017

In a joint press conference, MDEC, HRDF and Knowledge Group officially announced the launch of Big Data Week 2017. Following the success of previous editions, this year’s week long celebration of data will kick off on the 2nd – 3rd October with the anchor conference Next Big Tech Asia alongside with Smart Cities Asia in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 

The anchor event will bring together over 60 global experts and chief data scientists from leading organisations like Google, Facebook, San Diego City, Helsinki City, New South Wales Government, Fusionex and iFlix to share their experience in turning data into insights.

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The Malaysian Minister of Finance II, His Hon. Datuk Seri Johari Ghani led a delegation comprising 29 high-profile Malaysian government officials, industry captains and members of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC), on a three-day business mission to Bangkok to further strengthen business relations and economic cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand. During the business mission, Datuk Seri Johari Ghani also paid a courtesy call on Thailand’s Prime Minister, H.E Prayuth Chan-ocha; Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Somkid Jatusripitak, Minister of Finance H.E. Apisak Tantivorawong; and other high-level Thai government officials and regulators.

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The founder and group chairman of boutique Shariah advisory firm Amanie Group, Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar has been appointed as the board member of Sime Darby Property Bhd recently.

Dr Mohd Daud, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Business, Malaysia’s premier and oldest business magazine, joins nine other prominent members on the board. 

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TPM Engineering Sdn Bhd (TPME) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) have inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to jointly collaborate in the prototyping of the latter’s development of its endoscope sterilizing apparatus known as R-Entiquefor future commercialization.

R-Entique, an endoscope sterilizing unit with built-in timer and holder, is a multipurpose portable apparatus designed for the safe usage and maintenance of rigid endoscopes. The project was headed by Prof. Madya Dr. Salina Husain, of the UKM Medical Faculty. 

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Scania Malaysia has been recognised for its record on sustainability in transportation, especially in the area of safety, by the Malaysia Digital Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) and Asia Pacific CSR Council.

The award for Excellence in Commercial Trucking Safety was presented to Scania Malaysia by the Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai at the recent Sustainable Urban Transport Malaysia Awards 2017 that was held in conjunction with the Sustainable Urban Transport Summit 2017.

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A new impact study released yesterday by the International Trademark Association (INTA) reports that industries which intensively use trademarks contribute significantly to five major economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. 

Analysis from The Economic Contribution of Trademark-Intensive Industries in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand indicates that trademark-intensive activities generate increased employment across sectors and added contributions to international trade. 

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As China’s demand for Malaysian goods grows steadily, Malaysia trades with renewed vigour to make good of this favourable situation. The two countries have enjoyed healthy trade ties and the aim of achieving US$160 billion in bilateral ties by this year has further magnified all business endeavours.

China’s “One Belt, One Road” development programme had led to firm collaborations on numerous planes and where the timber industry is concerned China is the eighth largest market for Malaysian timber and timber products.

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The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-HKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines. 

The negotiations for the AHKFTA and AHKIA commenced in July 2014 after the endorsement of the Terms of Reference for the ASEAN-HKC Trade Negotiation Committee (AHKTNC) and the Scope and Arrangements for the AHKFTA negotiations at the Second ASEAN Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM)-HKC Consultations in April 2014.  

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HMD Global announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and Pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.

The Nokia 8 introduces a world-first in enabling Dual-Sight video to be livestreamed natively and in real-time to social feeds such as Facebook and YouTube. Dual-Sight simultaneously harnesses both the front and rear cameras in a split screen visual for both photos and videos. With just one touch, this world-first livestream capability gives more immersive experiences for those who love to create and share special memories. 

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On September 16, 2017, Malaysians will be able to order their favourite McDonald's meals and have it delivered to them for free thanks to McDonald’s McDelivery Day.

In addition to waiving the delivery surcharge fee, there will be no minimum order for all orders placed. 

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