How 5G Apps Will Transform China – Part 1

By Charles F Moreira, Editor After having faced a slew of problems such as sanctions against telecommunications company Huawei, fear uncertainty and doubt created over alleged national security threats from its 5G cellular communications equipment in the United States, some European Union countries and some other countries, as well as fear, uncertainty and doubt expressed […]

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MALAYSIA’S INDUSTRY 4.0 JOURNEY – FUNDING OPTIONS

By Charles F. Moreira In Part 2 we covered early practical implementations and solutions along Malaysia’s road to full Industry 4.0 which were presented at the Industry 4.0, Demystify, Funding & Roadmap Conference at the Petaling Jaya Hilton on 30 April 2019, jointly organised by the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) together with the Malaysia […]

Report Forecasts DNB’s Single Wholesale 5G Network to Create RM122 billion in GDP

China adds US agricultural products to tariff exemptions ahead of trade talks

China plans to exclude American farm goods, including soybeans, from tariffs in the latest move to ease trade tensions before the two countries restart trade talks next month. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Friday that China welcomed President Donald Trump’s decision to delay tariffs by two weeks and said it will exempt U.S. agricultural […]

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Packtica Takes its Product Security Solutions To ASEAN

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Packtica Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian startup high-technology hologram label and product identity and security solutions company is in the process of expanding its presence in countries across the ASEAN region and the company expects market listings (IPOs) within five years The Cheras-based company already has subsidiaries in Thailand and Philippines […]

VMware Strengthens Leadership to Advance Its Multi-Cloud Vision in Asia

One Week Left Before Nearly All ‘Made In China’ Is Tariffed

Next week marks the final week before the Made in China discount ticket to the American mega mall expires. But as 10% tariffs on roughly $300 billion worth of goods goes into effect on Sept 1., there are other issues percolating that are still hard to grasp.  To read more https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/08/22/one-week-left-before-nearly-all-made-in-china-is-tariffed/#413ed80962ea (21)

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China Construction Bank Expands Its Business Using Big Data Predictive Analytics

China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the leading banks in China, has significantly lifted its approval rate and increased the automation rate in its credit card business using the FICO® Score X Data and FICO® Scorecard solutions to facilitate the origination process and grow its business with the youth market The bank has been on a […]

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India’s export basket skews towards services, pulls down trade deficit

India’s export basket is undergoing a silent transformation, a trend that explains why the services sector, which accounts for about half of India’s gross domestic product (GDP), is doing better than other segments of the economy. Latest official trade data released on Wednesday showed how export of services is growing at a robust pace, while […]

UK trade minister visits India to press on trade, economic ties

Solar now ‘cheaper than grid electricity’ in every Chinese city

Projects in every city analysed by the researchers could be built today without subsidy, at lower prices than those supplied by the grid, and around a fifth could also compete with the nation’s coal electricity prices. They say grid parity – the “tipping point” at which solar generation costs the same as electricity from the grid – […]

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Will Malaysia Yield To Lobbyists and Adopt Nuclear Power? (Part 3)

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor In Part 2, we covered the arguments in a memorandum entitled – Memorandum Supporting Nuclear Power Incorporation in the Malaysian Energy Mix presented to Y.B. Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) by #Liberasi and the Malaysian Nuclear Society, urging her that Malaysia should […]

Report Forecasts DNB’s Single Wholesale 5G Network to Create RM122 billion in GDP

Will Malaysia Yield To Lobbyists and Adopt Nuclear Power? (Part 2)

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor The same day Part 1 of this article was published, a petition was published on the #Liberasi (Hashtag Liberasi) website, urging the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) to allow the Malaysian Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC), due to be closed down by the end of 2019, […]

Report Forecasts DNB’s Single Wholesale 5G Network to Create RM122 billion in GDP

VMware Strengthens Leadership to Advance Its Multi-Cloud Vision in Asia

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, has appointed Paul Simos as Vice-President and Managing Director for Southeast Asia and Korea and Sachin Shridhar as Leader for Strategic Pursuits Practice in the Asia Pacific and Japan. As more businesses in the region are rapidly adapting to new ways of working and embracing a multi-cloud […]

Artilife Brings Novelty and Innovation to Malaysians

UK trade minister visits India to press on trade, economic ties

British trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan will visit India this week to hold talks to try to deepen trade and economic ties as part of London’s push in the Indo-Pacific region, her department said on Sunday. As part of a two-day visit to New Delhi, Trevelyan will hold bilateral talks with Indian Minister of Commerce and […]

Is GDP data a reliable way to measure the health of the economy?

Another year of restricted travel for China

Insurance agent Yuan Jiahui will once again spend the Chinese New Year apart from her extended family. Travel restrictions ordered by her husband’s employer and children’s school mean that they could be penalised for having a family member who has travelled out of Beijing. “I don’t want to affect their work and schooling, so it’s […]

What’s next for China-US after phase-one trade deal?

What’s next for China-US after phase-one trade deal?

Nearly two years ago on January 15, 2020, China signed what is termed  “phase-one” agreement with the US in the hope of ending the 22-month-old US-initiated trade deadlock, defusing a costly trade war, giving relief to businesses and reassuring the global economy.  Over the past two years, while China has been facing all kinds of headwinds […]

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Is GDP data a reliable way to measure the health of the economy?

RBI and multilateral agencies use GDP statistics to make claims about the future growth path. But how reliable is the Indian GDP data? The NSO released the current GDP series in 2015, using 2011-12 as its base year. Since then, the new series has been embroiled in controversy. Some have argued that the problem in […]

UK trade minister visits India to press on trade, economic ties

Morgan Stanley lists 4 reasons why China’s growth could be better than expected in 2022

China’s economy appears to be bouncing from a “mini-downturn” into an upswing as the country eases policy, according to investment bank Morgan Stanley. The Asian giant had tightened its monetary policy, embarking on “aggressive deleveraging” as it sought to slash debt in the property sector. It managed to cut the debt-to-GDP ratio by 10 percentage […]

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U.S.-China Technology Competition

The scale and speed of China’s technological advancements in recent years have raised concerns in Washington and elsewhere over the implications for the United States’ overall economic competitiveness and its national security, as well as the impact on liberal values and good governance globally. There also has been growing concern about the fragmentation of the […]

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Intel looking at semiconductor plant in India

Semiconductor manufacturing giant Intel has expressed interest in setting up a new plant in India and is likely to apply for incentives under the new scheme to promote manufacturing for development of sustainable semiconductor and display ecosystem, sources in know of the development said. The new unit, sources said, could be set up for development and fabrication […]

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Worries over low demand, Omicron: Recovery ongoing, but remains uneven

India’s economic recovery so far while reasonably strong has been uneven. The organised corporate sector has bounced back, as reflected in the strong tax collections even, as the informal sector seems to be stuck in a rut. Sustainable and inclusive growth seems some time away given rising inflation, higher interest rates and weak purchasing power […]

UK trade minister visits India to press on trade, economic ties

China-Laos Highspeed Rail Starts Operation (Part 3)

By Charles F Moreira, Editor This is a continuation article, part 1 and 2 can be read here According to an English-language Lao National Television News interview with former Lao Deputy-Prime Minister, Somsavath Lengsavad said that after the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) won power in 1975, the party’s politburo held many discussions on how […]

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