Belt and Road initiatives in other Asian countries

Image: Shanghai Maglev – courtesy Wikipedia Part 4 of 4 By Charles F. Moreira, Editor To recap, China’s Belt and Road initiative is a latter day revival of the ancient Silk Road land and sea trade routes during China’s Han Dynasty period from 207 BC to 220 CE. That ancient Silk Road connected China, Korea […]

Belt and Road initiatives in other Asian countries

Image: EEC-targetted industries – courtesy Royal Thai Embassy – Washington DC Part 3 of 4 By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Whilst Malaysia is in the process of reviewing or renegotiating the cost and terms of major Belt & Road related infrastructure projects such as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High-Speed […]

Pros and cons for  keeping the ECRL

This is part two of the earlier article Belt and Road initiatives in Asian countries – The rail connection By Charles F. Moreira, Editor The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) has its detractors who say that it will turn out to be a ‘white elephant’ or will be ‘economically not viable’. However, they forget the lessons […]

iPay88 Shares ‘Payment Dream’ that rides on IoT

iPay88 Holding Sdn Bhd (formerly “iPay88 Sdn Bhd”) (iPay88), an NTT Data company and a Malaysian-based provider of online payment solutions in ASEAN, shared its aspirations towards its ‘Payment Dream’ – which the company estimates will conceptualize into a reality as early as Year 2023. Executive Director of iPay88, Chan Kok Long described this ‘Payment […]

Belt and Road initiatives in Asian countries – The rail connection

Image: Pan Asia High Speed Rail – Kunming-Singapore courtesy Wikipedia Part 1 By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Whilst Malaysia’s continued participation in China’s One Belt, One Road (Belt & Road) initiative remains in doubt under Malaysia’s recently elected Pakatan Harapan government, our neighbours to the north – Thailand and Laos continue to participate in Belt […]

Annual OM Awards changes title: Reflects expansion of local GBS players to overseas market

Outsourcing Malaysia (“OM”), a chapter under the National ICT Association (‘PIKOM’) will be holding its 9th Annual GBS Asia Awards 2018 (formerly known as ‘Outsourcing Malaysia Excellence Awards’) to honour outstanding contributions and performance by Malaysia’s top companies in the Global Services Sector (GBS). GBS Asia Awards will be held on the 18th October 2018, […]

2018’s most trusted brands revealed at Readers’s Digest awards

Malaysia’s most trusted brands and household names took centre stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the annual Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards held at the Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur. Local model and a household name – Neelofa was winner of Most Trusted Entertainment Presenter and Henry Golding won Most Trusted News Presenter. Over […]

The outlook for Malaysia’s banks remains ‘stable’: Analyst

Simon Chen of Moody’s Investors Service says “fairly robust” global growth and expectations of strength in its domestic consumption are likely to bode well for Malaysia’s banking sector. Watch the video at SOURCE: CNBC (3)

This economist is ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Malaysia’s future

The new Malaysian government’s decision to reduce the goods and services tax rate to zero was part of a commitment to its “election manifesto leverage points,” says Kristina Fong of RAM Rating Services. Watch the video SOURCE: CNBC (2)

The world is watching Malaysia’s handling of the 1MDB probe: Expert

Ei Sun Oh of the Asian Strategy Leadership Institute says the markets want to see the new government in Malaysia follow a robust legal process as it investigates former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Watch the video at SOURCE: CNBC (14)


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