Blockchain could be among Singapore’s new growth drivers: Euler Hermes

Share This:   Singapore’s GDP growth to moderate to +2.9%, economic growth to slow on lower exports but strong economic diversification and innovation efforts to keep growth in a decent range. Mahamoud Islam, Senior Economist for Asia at Euler Hermes: “There are three types of countries in the region: The Accelerators, the Stabilizers, and the Connectors. Stabilizers […]

MH370 victims may have remained intact in ‘time capsule’ under sea: Expert

Share This: THE bodies inside missing Malaysia MH370 aircraft will most likely be perfectly preserved “like a time capsule” when they are found, said an expert to The Daily Star. The newspaper quoted US oceanographer David Gallo who said that because of the depth, temperature and stillness of the southern Indian Ocean – believed to be […]

Joe Kennedy: My generation will bring down the wall

Share This: In the Democratic Party response to President Donald Trump’s state of the union address, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, supported the views of people who said their generation will tear down the wall, referring to the border wall with Mexico. He said: America, we carry that story on our shoulders. You probably marched together […]

With the backdrop of an Aussie apartment scandal, Najib draws flack from netizens on ‘leave Malaysia’ call

Share This: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak who’s call to those who are not proud of Malaysia to leave the country drew massive flack from netizens, specially on Twitter, right after an Australian newspaper revealed juicy details of a corruption scandal said to involve people close the Malaysian leader.  The netizens did not hold bars, openly […]

MBSB profit after tax rose to RM417m or a 107% increase in FY17

Share This: MBSB Group reported a Profit After Tax (PAT) of RM417.13 million for the full Financial Year Ended 31 December 2017, a 107.1% or RM215.71 million from the RM201.41 million posted in the previous Financial Year Ended 31 December 2016 (FYE 2016). Their Profit Before Tax (PBT) of RM550.73 million (FYE17) showed a major improvement of 62.74% […]

Malaysia-Pakistan business council welcomes new Pakistan high commissioner

Share This: From left: Datuk Seri Satar Vice Chairman Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council, His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, The High Comissioner of Pakistan to Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazir Meraslam, Chairman Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council, Datuk Zulkefli Mahmud Former CEO of Matrade and Rafiq Fazaldin Secretary Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council The Malaysia–Pakistan Business Council (MalPak) welcomed the new Pakistani high commissioner to Malaysia, hosting a dinner in which Malaysians, Malaysians […]

Oceanographer hopeful MH370 will be found in a month time

Share This: A top oceanographer from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has expressed optimism that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be found within a month, after a new search effort kicked off last week. “We’re hopeful that they (Ocean Infinity) can find the aircraft within the first month of the search,” David Griffin of […]

Malaysia’s Naluri raises US$250K seed funding

Share This: Malaysia-based healthtech startup Naluri Hidup raised approximately RM1 million (US$250,000) in seed funding from Singapore-based healthcare analytics company BioMark and 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia-focussed fund 500 Durians. The funding will be used to complete product development as well as commercial and clinical trials with the startup’s industry partners. “Our goal is for clinical […]

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia: 2,469 commercial vehicles sold in 2017

Share This: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (Mercedes-Benz) said it sold 2,469 commercial vehicles, a 13.06% increase in its commercial vehicles (CV) market penetration last year, backed by new customers in haulage industry’s small and medium operator category. The company said in a media release today that its best-selling products are the FUSO Truck FE71PB (light-duty segment), FM65FJ (heavy-duty segment) and Mercedes-Benz Actros 2644LS […]