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SMEs News - News & Events

  • Malaysia needs to increase skilled workers from 28 of the total workforce (3.86 million) to 5.35 million or 35 by 2020. This means producing nearly 300,000 skilled workers every year. — 123rf.comThe time is nigh to upgrade the skills of workers...
  • The Selangor state government initiates its inaugural Malaysia Top-Ecommerce Merchant Awards to boost online trade. MEK ZHIN reports.IN an effort to support the fast growing e-commerce segment in Selangor, the Selangor Information Technology and E-Co...
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The German state of Saxony-Anhalt is inviting Malaysian investors and healthcare firms, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to invest in its medical technology sector.Oliver Kohn, Head of Business Devel...
  • The launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is set to open up many business opportunities especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).With a population of more than 600 million across Southeast Asia and growing, the smart move for SMEs is...
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 (Bernama) -- The state of Malaysia's economy, coupled with no undue government intervention in it, has made the country an attractive destination for foreign investors, said International Quality Investments (IQI) chief economist...
  • KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Capital Bhd (RHB Cap) wants to grow its small and medium enterprises (SME) loans business as it believes that this segment would provide long-term stability.Group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli (pic) said the SME segment...
  • KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian aerospace industry attracted approved investments of about RM4 billion in 2015, said International Trade and Industry Minister, Mustapa Mohamed.He said the amount was half the total approved investments of RM8.7 billion re...
  • PETALING JAYA: The suspension of the recruitment of foreign workers does not affect the validity of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Putrajaya and Dhaka.Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said that the MoU signe...
  • Hiking foreign worker levy is supposed to encourage employers opt for automation to reduce labour costs and increase productivity, but it’s unlikely to happen in the short term.There are too many ministries and agencies involved in the employme...
  • KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- A special cluster for the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector needs to be set up under the newly-formed Malaysia Halal Council to enable SMEs to raise their problems, especially on financing.Expounding on th...
  • PASIR MAS, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- The Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will widen opportunities for Bumiputera contractors with more investments coming into the country, says the Malay Contractors Association of Malaysia (PKMM)."The deal will...
  • KUALA LUMPUR: The halal economy — encompassing everything from banking and finance to food and beauty products — is on the rise. Halal refers to what is permitted or lawful in Islam, and it is used in reference to food and lifestyle produ...
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran could boost bilateral trade between Malaysia and the country as well as open doors for local entrepreneurs to expand in sectors other than palm oil products, says the Malaysi...
  • KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s intellectual property (IP) environment has been improving over the past four years and is poised to strengthen once it is part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) grouping.Opportunities for progress stand clear as th...
  • KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) is ready to reap the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), especially in markets where Malaysia does not have free trade agreements.Matrade chief executive off...
  • The TPPA presents opportunities as well as challenges to SMEs. In order to reap the benefits, SMEs need the Government to help them negotiate the pitfalls and move up the value chain via capacity-building programmes.Many have been asking what the Tra...
  • The budget revisions last week, boosting funding for SMEs and startups by RM6bil and announcing visa exemption for tourists from China, have given businesses something to cheer about, writes HO WAH FOON.THE small and medium enterprise (SME) sector wi...
  • KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 31 (Bernama) -- Bumiputera small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to grab the opportunities in the recalibrated Budget 2016 announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak recently.In making the call, Tunas U...
  • KOTA BAHARU, Jan 31 (Bernama) -- The strengthening of the manufacturing sector over the last 40 years enables Malaysia to better face the economic challenges this year, says Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Chief Executive Officer Da...
  • TUMPAT, Jan 30 (Bernama) -- Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has reiterated that Malaysia's economy would not be "colonised" by other countries under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).He said no one...