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Malaysia could replace Indonesia as top palm oil supplier to India – trade

Malaysia is set to replace Indonesia as the top palm oil supplier to India in 2019 as New Delhi has been charging lower import tax on refined palm oil shipments from Malaysia, giving Kuala Lumpur an edge over Jakarta, trade officials said. Read more https://www.reuters.com/article/malaysia-palmoil-india-idUSL4N24V4A7 SOURCE: REUTERS (6)

Will Malaysia Yield To Lobbyists and Adopt Nuclear Power? (Part 1)

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Whilst Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammed has categorically rejected Malaysia’s adoption of nuclear power as part of its energy mix, however there are interest groups which are still lobbying the government to adopt nuclear power – purporting that since nuclear reactors do not emit carbon dioxide, believed to […]

China not a trade villain, IMF says

China is not the villain in the global trading system that the Trump administration likes to portray it as, the International Monetary Fund said, in a new report released Wednesday. After years when China ran a large current account surplus based on export-led growth, the IMF said that China’s current account deficit, the widest measure of […]

Tata pips LIC to become India’s most valuable brand in 2019

The brand “Tata” has become India’s most valuable brand for the second straight year in 2019, according to the Brand Finance India 100 2019 report. Tata’s brand value rose 37% to $19.6 billion as compared to $14.2 billion in 2018, surpassing the combined value of the second and third most valued brands in India. The […]

Malaysia-China trade hits US$100bil

PETALING JAYA: Bilateral trade volume between China and Malaysia has reached US$100bil and China has remained Malaysia’s biggest trading partner for 10 consecutive years. China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian (pic) said the country’s foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector has more than quadrupled over the past five years, being the largest source […]

Will India Become a Superpower? Not Like This

Traditionally, India’s finance minister carries the annual budget to Parliament in an old-fashioned briefcase; photographs of him holding the briefcase up are usually splashed across the front pages the next day. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the first woman to hold the post, broke tradition last Friday by carrying her budget in a folded red cloth […]

Tun M meets Robot Sophia

It’s not every day that you see the normally garrulous MalaysianPrime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speechless, but that is exactly what happened when he met Sophia for the first time. The 94-year-old seemed at a loss for words when he was faced with the “social humanoid” robot. To read more https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3019011/when-mahathir-met-sophia-malaysian-pm-tongue-tied-hong SOURCE: South China Morning Post (8)

New Highest Traffic Peak Point Recorded – MyIX

Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX), also known as ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’ – a non-profit initiative by the Government of Malaysia, and the largest Internet Exchange (IX) in Malaysia, shares that just over five months into Year 2019, the MyIX network recorded a new highest traffic peak point of 412 Gbps in May 2019. This is […]

Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index Grows by 4%, Credit Rating at A- 

The country’s  industrial production index (IPI) for May 2019 rose 4.0% from a year earlier. Info Note: Industrial production index (IPI) is a measure of factory output in the manufacturing, mining and electricity generating sectors. Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng, shared that from January till May 2019, Malaysia’s IPI grew 3.2% compared to the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile […]

China’s Nuclear Energy Initiatives

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Whilst China has invested much effort to increase its wind and solar electricity generation capacity as an alternative to reduce its current reliance on environmentally polluting coal-fired electricity generation, Enterprise Trade Views now looks at China’s nuclear energy initiatives. According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2017 report, […]

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