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 […]

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 […]

Malaysia India trade – where it stands – part 1

Image: India Malaysia bilateral trade 1998 to Jan-October 2013 – Source Indian High Commission By Charles F. Moreira, Editor What is the current state of trade and economic cooperation between Malaysia and India? Well, “Malaysia is India’s gateway to Asean and beyond, leveraging on the strong links between the two countries, said Prime Minister Datuk […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reinstate Exemption of Palm Oil Export Tax

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor We ended our previous article – Minimal impact on Malaysia’s Palm Oil’ …Really? – on an optimistic note that the price of Malaysian crude palm oil (CPO) and fresh fruit bunches (FFB) would soon resume their uptrend after a transient temporary rocky patch. Coupled with that, our optimism was bolstered […]

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) […]

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 […]

How Malaysian SMEs can expand globally through Hong Kong

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Two hundred and eighty large and small business owners, key executives, industry association representatives and other interested parties from Malaysia and neighbouring countries learned about how they could find business partners and expand regionally and globally through Hong Kong, at a business luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development […]

Marriage of art and blockchain

Blockchain might be the new kid on the block but it’s coming of age.  There are local businesses who are using it in innovative ways.  Malaysian interdisciplinary artist and humanitarian, Poesy Liang, is one of them. She is a painter, sculptor, jewellery designer, music composer and author; you might have come across her Harry Putter […]


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