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  • Petronas inks warehouse contract with Sinopec +

    KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas recently sealed an agreement for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) of an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) warehouse for its petrochemical plants in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). The EPCC contract was signed by Petronas and a consortium comprising Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co Ltd, Sinopec Shanghai Engineering Co Ltd and Sinopec Engineering Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd. “We have moved another step closer towards realising the development of PIC, which is scheduled for successful start-up in the first quarter of 2019,” said Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corp Sdn Bhd (PRPC) senior vice president and chief Read More
  • Malaysian companies record RM54.6 million in potential at Fine Food Autralia 2016 +

    KUALA LUMPUR-- Malaysian companies have recorded RM54.46 million in potential sales at the Fine Food Australia 2016 in Melbourne on Sept 12-15, said the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). It said of the total, RM8.54 million was actual sales, comprising distribution partnerships with importers from Australia and New Zealand, supply agreement with a five-star hotel in Melbourne, and several original equipment manufacturer deals with Australian food and beverages companies. "Twenty-four Malaysian companies and the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority participated the event, which is the largest annual trade show in Australia. "It was MATRADE'S 11th participation in the event," it Read More
  • Over 500 participants expected at IBCM (International Biomass Conference Malaysia) 2016 (will be held on Oct 11, 2016, at the MITI Perdana Hall) +

    KUALA LUMPUR-- The International Biomass Conference Malaysia (IBCM 2016), which will be held on Oct 11, 2016 at the International Trade and Industry (MITI) Perdana Hall here, is expected to draw more than 500 participants, including international guests from various countries. Themed "Connecting to the Global Biomass Ecosystem", the full-day international annual event underlines Malaysia's commitment to move the biomass agenda forward through connecting the regional and global biomass communities. "It will be a good platform for participants to network, explore business opportunities, discuss key market issues, and gain insights into the latest market trends," said the Malaysian Investment Development Read More
  • Najib's visit to Germany a major boost with RM1.5 billion potential investment +

    BERLIN (Germany): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's official visit to Germany is a major boost for bilateral ties, trade and investment climate between Malaysia and Germany, which has a population of about 80.6 million and is the world's fourth largest economy. The visit gave both existing and potential German investors in Malaysia the opportunity to voice out their opinions, challenges and suggestions directly to the country's premier. "They (businesses) were very pleased to be given the opportunity to engage directly with the head of the government. It demonstrates our commitment to further encouraging their businesses in Malaysia," said Read More
  • National SME Bill in final stages of being drafted – Ahmad Mazlan (A total of 645,136 SMEs are registered with MITI, 77% were micro-businesses, 20% small businesses, 3% medium sized businesses) +

    SHAH ALAM: The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is in the final stages of drafting the National Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Bill 2016, which is expected to be tabled at the next Parliament sitting. Its deputy minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan said the initiative was aimed at strengthening the country's SME development in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's wish of empowering SMEs. He said discussions had been held with relevant parties nationwide to collect information that should be considered in promulgating the bill. "For example, today, we are meeting SMEs from the Central Region, next the Read More
  • 'Malaysia Food Fiesta' exposes country's foodstuff potential in Thailand +

    BANGKOK: The 'Malaysia Food Fiesta' programme has managed to draw the interest of importers in Thailand to bring in Malaysian food and beverage products into the kingdom. Agriculture counsellor at the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand, Salwahanim Mohd Nazir said the embassy was discussing with several Thai importing companies which had shown interest in distributing such Malaysian products. The agriculture counsellor office at the embassy here had for the first time organised the 'Malaysia Food Fiesta' last December at an international hotel in Bangkok and the second time at the embassy on Aug 31, this year. The programme, said Salwahanim, was Read More
  • Pos M'sia to launch International Definitive Series stamp collection +

    KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia will issue its "International Definitive Series" stamps this Saturday, in conjunction with Stamp Week 2016, with designs depicting the culture and setting of Malaysia. Its head of stamp and philately unit, Diyana Lean Abdullah, said the series would be in eight denominations carrying different themes. They are 10sen denomination (festivals); 20 sen (local fruits); 50sen (wildlife), RM1 (unity), RM2 (places of worship), RM5 (our nation); RM10 (flora) and RM20 (handicrafts). The series' unique designs are intended to introduce Malaysia globally as a country that is rich in cultural diversity, she told a press conference at Pos Read More
  • Maybank wins Brand of the Year Award for third year running +

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd recently clinched the Brand of the Year 2015 award – the second consecutive year of recognition -- at the World Branding Forum (WBF) held in London. “Maybank was again the only brand accorded this recognition under the Banking category for Malaysia,” it said on Monday. Maybank group president & CEO, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias said this award was a testament to the continuous efforts put in to enhance its brand equity among customers. “We have been working hard over the years to improve our brand experience through our engagement with customers across all channels, and we would Read More
  • Digital industry will gain from M'sia-South Korea collaboration +

    KUALA LUMPUR-- Collaboration between Malaysian and South Korean digital content companies will build a strong foundation for future growth of the digital industry, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Jailani Johari. He said content providers and broadcasters were now facing a challenging task following an increase in demand for digital content using new technologies and platforms. "Malaysian digital companies need to learn from South Korea which produces films using digital technologies such as the latest Korean film - Train to Busan which is doing well and has became a box office film," he said. Jailani said this when opening the Read More
  • TVET skills prepare youth market, nation building (Germany for example, has 81% skilled workforce of which 63% are skilled craftsmen, only 18% graduated from universities, Malaysia is presently focusing on the development of TVET programmes to ensure a hi +

    PUTRAJAYA -- Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes provide essential skills to prepare the youth for the labour market and human capital for nation building, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Deputy Prime Minister said TVET was expected to address the multiple demands of economic, social and environmental by helping youth and adults develop the skills needed for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. He said the programmes would also promote equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and support transitions to green economies and environmental sustainability. "TVET has, for a long time, been regarded as the last option in Read More
  • Malaysia may consider sending more students to Germany (there are 634 registered Malaysian students in Germany) – PM +

    Malaysia may consider sending more of its citizens to further their studies in Germany, said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said in Berlin. Currently, there are 634 registered Malaysian students in Germany. “I take the point that tuition fees are free in Germany and the only barrier is language and, if you master a degree of proficiency in the German language, then sending students to Germany is very viable for us to consider. “I will take it up and look into the possibility of diverting some students to Germany in the future,” Najib said at a dinner with Malaysians in Read More
  • Malaysia's location, world class infrastructure key factors for investors +

    BERLIN, (Germany)-- Strategic location, world-class infrastructure and access to skilled workers remain Malaysia's strength in continuously attracting investments from Germany, the world's fourth largest economy, as well as sustainable relations between the countries. "Our decision to invest in Malaysia is mainly due to its strategic location, world-class infrastructure, access to skilled workers as well as political stability," said Schmidt+Clemens Chief Executive Officer, Jan Schmidt-Krayer. "Malaysia was chosen after assessing various countries and as a matter of fact, we have expanded our Seremban factory twice," he told the Malaysian media on the sidelines of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's Read More
  • Namibian (situated on Africa's south-western Atlantic Ocean seaboard) envoy is glad to see Sabah (on SIE 2016) +

    Kota Kinabalu: Namibia is an investment, trade and tourism destination which is safe, stable and peaceful. That was how Namibia (situated on Africa's south-western Atlantic Ocean seaboard) was being promoted at the recent Sabah International Expo 2016 (SIE 2016), here. Namibia's neighbouring countries are Angola to the north, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the east and South Africa to the south. High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Malaysia, Anne Namakau Mutelo, said Namibia is the fourth largest producer of uranium in the world, produces good quality diamonds, exports beef, grapes and fish to the European Union, and has excellent Read More
  • E-payment of assessment fees in Sabah launched +

    SANDAKAN: CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (“CIMB Islamic” or “the bank”) and the Sabah Local Authorities yesterday officially launched their JomPAY electronic payment (“e-payment”) partnership which saw all the 23 Local Authorities using JomPAY for payment of assessment fees. The launch ceremony took place at the Sabah Local Authority ICT Seminar 2016 here yesterday. Datuk Seri Hj Hajiji Hj Noor, Minister of Local Government and Housing said, “The theme of today’s conference, ‘Strengthening the ICT Culture in Local Authorities Towards Smart Services’ reflects the current trends in Sabah’s public sector, which focuses on leveraging innovation to deliver better services. “By using Read More
  • Malaysia eyes Germany's mid-sized manufacturers +

    BERLIN: Having established strong ties with Germany’s multinational companies, Malaysia is now keen to also attract the country’s mid-sized manufacturers, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday. Studies show that no other country has as many mid-sized global market leaders as Germany, which has a population of about 80.6 million and is the world’s fourth largest economy. Malaysia’s small and medium enterprises can therefore learn much from German mid-sized companies especially in terms of their entrepreneurial spirit, their competitive strategies and their adaptation and innovation in advanced technology, he said. Accounting for a substantial number of companies Read More
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