Budget 2017 to address Malaysia’s 16.1% medical inflation

Which country does not want the best quality in health services? Health relates very closely to productivity and the amount spent by employers and the government to keep it in check. The Government spent RM4.6billion on fresh vaccines, consumables, and medicines for public hospitals in 2016. (1703)

Malaysian automotive aftermarket industry set to gain maximum traction amongst all ASEAN Countries over 2026

By Tuhin Deb Over the past couple of years, both the automotive and its aftermarket industry have been flourishing in the South-east Asian region. Industry executives are encouraged to make more investments owing to such astounding performance of the region’s automotive market. In 2015, over 30 million vehicles were sold pan-Asia, China observably led the […]

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 […]

East Coast Chinese associations positive on benefits of ECRL

Image courtesy of the New Straits Times By Charles F Moreira, Editor Representatives of several Chinese associations and societies on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia are positive about the economic growth which the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will bring to their part of Malaysia, according to the Chinese language paper Oriental Daily News. […]

Bajet 2018: Malaysia ICT Sector’s 4 Main Hopes

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) as the ‘Voice of the ICT Industry’ proposes the following recommendations to the Malaysian government for inclusion in the budgetary plans for the coming year. These recommendations will provide a needed boost for the digital economy which comprise of a wide range of sub-sectors including ICT hardware, software, […]

Malaysia is top Southeast Asia emerging market in logistics industry ranking

Malaysia ranks among the top 5 in the just-released 2017 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index. Malaysia ranked 4th in the overall Index, which offers a snapshot of industry sentiment and a ranking of the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, business conditions, and infrastructure and transport connections. China, the world’s second-largest economy, was again […]

Cloud computing to take off in Malaysia in 2017

As 2017 revs up, Malaysian companies across the board are expecting to look to ICT as a key enabler in order to stay sharp and lean in their costs as they prepare to face another gloomy economic year for the region. Malaysia’s top cloud advisory and cloud consultancy firm G-AsiaPacific, is positive that Year 2017 […]

Huge business opportunities between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Malaysia

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Malaysia has a business friendly environment and is an ideal partner for companies in China and Hongkong to do business with. MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority) is ready to help, said Ms Lim Bee Vian, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) executive director of Services Development (RESC and R&DBS) to the […]

Kelantan business wants the ECRL for its economic benefits

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Less than month after we reported on several Chinese associations and societies on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia welcoming the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) for the business and economic benefits it will bring, The Malaysian Insight of 11 October 2017 reports that both Chinese and Malay commerce guilds […]

2017: A Promising Year for Malaysia’s Global Business Services Industry

While the global and national economy continues to face various external pressures, the Global Business Services (“GBS” and formerly known as “Shared Services & Outsourcing Industry, SSO”) industry is likely to buck the trend and register stronger growth in 2017. The projected growth is underpinned by various factors. These include, (but are not limited to) […]


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