Why solo-travel is becoming a Malaysian thing

Share This: agoda said its booking data found a 50% growth in one-person bookings from 2016-2017 in Malaysia. It said Malaysians are now revealing to be ambitions and adventurous independent travelers. agoda, a global online travel booking platform, said its data indicates that travelers in Malaysia are increasingly traveling solo but the trend is more […]

Malaysia slides to 26th place in innovation index

Share This: Another fall in Malaysia’s index, this one for its innovation practices. It fell 3 places to land at the no 26 in Bloomberg’s innovation index, while Singapore – its arch rival – climbed 3 places up to place itself third. Bloomberg said Singapore soared to the third place, jumping ahead of European economies Germany, […]

Bloomberg gender-equality index: 104 companies listed

Share This: Over 100 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 24 countries and regions joined the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Launched yesterday, the reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. The sector-neutral Bloomberg GEI follows the release of the Bloomberg […]

Alibaba gets 1000 applications for a job for 60 year old candidates…the corporation to die for?

Share This: Is Alibaba the corporation to die for? That is, has it become the ultimate corporation in job hunting for the hungry job seekers out there? Alibaba’s Taobao posted a job vacancy for a “senior research fellow,” the compay received 1,000 applications within 24 hours.  Taobao, China’s biggest online retailer, is hiring two people […]

UOB explores on what should investors look out for in 2018

Share This: Global economic growth has been on a positive trajectory and financial markets have remained stable since the US Federal Reserve began raising interest rates last October. However, lingering geopolitical risks, uncertainty around US fiscal and tax policies and how these changes might affect global markets remain areas of concern. In light of this […]

Malaysia an oft-forgotten jewel of Southeast Asia: And thats why you should visit it

Share This: Malaysia is an oft-forgotten jewel of Southeast Asia, said the Metro.co.uk. And food is listed as number one reason for anyone to visit Malaysia! The site gave 6 good reasons why the tourist folks should visit Malaysia, starting with the diverse landscapes ranging from cool tea plantations to dense jungles and reef-fringed islands to skyscraper […]

Thailand sees yachting lifestyle boon: Imports US$45m in luxury yachts

Share This: Phuket-based Boat Lagoon Yachting made history in the region’s yachting industry with the importation of the largest single shipment of luxury yachts, worth over B1.4 billion (US$45m). Boat Lagoon Yachting Managing Director Vrit Yongsakul said the region is seeing a surge in interest in the yachting lifestyle, especially in Thailand. “It’s largely being driven […]

Perkeso contributions now easier through FPX with RHB’s support

Share This: RHB Bank Bhd (RHB Bank) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO) for online payment and collection through FPX. With this collaboration, employers no longer need to be physically present to make transactions with PERKESO. FPX, which is operated by Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), is Malaysia’s internet payment gateway which […]

Reserve Bank of India says Mauritius remains top FDI source for India

Share This: A census by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) indicated that Mauritius was the largest source of foreign investment in India, followed by the US and the UK. Singapore and Japan were the next two sources of foreign direct investment (FDI), said the Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies […]

Securities Commission says positive progress noted on gender diversity

Share This: During the launch of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) in April last year, the Securities Commission (SC) set a target to have no all-male boards on the top 100 companies by the end of 2018. As at 17 January 2018 there are only seven companies with all-male boards, a 65% improvement from 20 companies […]