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Here’s what nine cryptocurrency experts say to expect in 2019

The crypto craze started off 2018 with a bang, but 12 months later, bitcoin prices have sunk to below $4,000. Can bitcoin and other digital currencies mount a comeback in 2019? Here’s what nine experts say to expect from digital currencies in 2019. SOURCE: CNBC The crypto craze ended 2018 with a whimper — Here’s […]

Bitcoin is 10!

On Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, Coindesk has compiled a collection of untold stories about this cryptocurrency. Its Bitcoin’s 10th birthday special edition include: A tipsy interview with the man who coined the term ‘HODL,’ the bitcoin buzzword that’s become a rallying cry throughout the crypto industry. Bitcoin’s biggest celebrities share the pointed words of those who […]

Mass-market electric vehicles have appeal

Tesla leads the electric car market in terms of “image,” but auto players like Nissan’s Leaf and Honda have an edge when it comes to volumes due to more affordable electric cars, says Vivek Vaidya of Frost & Sullivan. SOURCE: CNBC (10)

Prototype e-waste microfactory wages a war on waste

The world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste (e-waste) items such as discarded smart phones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use was launched at UNSW, Sydney in April 2018. Using technology developed following extensive scientific research at UNSW’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT Centre), the e-waste microfactory has […]

Clean up the environment: drive a hydrogen fuel cell car

Driving through a congested city in the latest electric car powered by hydrogen and a fuel cell, will leave the air cleaner than if you’d left the car at home, according to South Korean car giant Hyundai. Stuart McDill reports. SOURCE: Reuters   (4)

Encouraging Growth for Malaysia’s Manufacturing in CY2019

Online equity broker Rakuten Trade shared its CY2019 outlook for Malaysian stocks and generally the market is expected to be depressed until at least CY20. However, the Manufacturing sector is expected to see a 31.2% growth, as compared to all the other sectors of banking, telco, gaming, energy, consumer, manufacturing and conglomerates that only have […]

G20 leaders skirt trade tensions, back WTO reform

The leaders of the world’s largest economic powers on Saturday backed an overhaul of the global body that regulates international trade disputes, ahead of high-stakes talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at defusing a trade war. SOURCE: Reuters (12)

Fashion e-tailer: Trade war has little impact on us

David Jou, CEO of Thailand based Pomelo Fashion, says its business is growing on the back of the digital retail trend, which will continue in spite of trade tensions and issues in politics.The supply chain is not impacted as they have tapped into the manufacturing that takes place in South East Asia. SOURCE: CNBC   […]

Everything is ‘coming together’ in SEA’s internet economy: Temasek

Rohit Sipahimalani of Temasek says the gap between Southeast Asia and America is “narrowing quite significantly” when it comes to gross merchandise value of their internet economies. SOURCE: CNBC (10)

What is an emerging market?

It may be a term which is often used, but there is no simple definition of an emerging market. The category now includes huge countries like China, India and Indonesia, but also others like Malaysia, Thailand Ethiopia and Cambodia. CNBC’s Xin En Lee finds out what’s behind the term. SOURCE: CNBC     (6)

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