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  • Ukraine takes first step towards joining OECD economic group

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:57:00 +08:00

    PARIS (Reuters) - Ukraine took a first step in the process towards joining the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday after the OECD said it could be a prospective member. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2022/10/05/ukraine-takes-first-step-towards-joining-oecd-economic-group">Read full story</a>

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  • Islamic headscarf returns to heart of Turkish political debate

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:41:00 +08:00

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's government and opposition both vowed legal steps to enshrine women's right to wear Islamic headscarves on Wednesday, restoring to the heart of political debate ahead of next year's elections an issue which once caused deep divisions. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2022/10/05/islamic-headscarf-returns-to-heart-of-turkish-political-debate">Read full story</a>

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  • Serbia&#039;s police prevent 200 migrants from entering Hungary, seize money, weapons

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:31:00 +08:00

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian police prevented 200 migrants from crossing into the country's northern neighbour Hungary and seized money and weapons, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2022/10/05/serbia039s-police-prevent-200-migrants-from-entering-hungary-seize-money-weapons">Read full story</a>

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  • Mosti in phytomining research collaboration with NanoMalaysia-UIAM tie-up

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:22:00 +08:00

    RANAU: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti), through NanoMalaysia, and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) will conduct a research collaboration to implement a phytomining project at the Kampung Monggis greenhouse here, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/10/05/mosti-in-phytomining-research-collaboration-with-nanomalaysia-uiam-tie-up">Read full story</a>

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  • Man topples ancient Roman busts in Vatican museums

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:04:00 +08:00

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A man toppled two ancient Roman busts in the Vatican Museums on Wednesday, causing moderate damage before being stopped by staff and arrested, a museums source said. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2022/10/05/man-topples-ancient-roman-busts-in-vatican-museums">Read full story</a>

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  • Saravanan says number of foreign workers in M&#039;sia nearing pre-Covid-19 pandemic figures

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 22:03:00 +08:00

    PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri M. Saravanan says there are currently 1.24 million foreign workers in the country, almost the same figure as before Malaysia was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/10/05/saravanan-says-number-of-foreign-workers-in-m039sia-nearing-pre-covid-19-pandemic-figures">Read full story</a>

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  • Indian national jailed 14 years for causing death of co-worker

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:47:00 +08:00

    PUTRAJAYA: An Indian national was sentenced to 14 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge at the Court of Appeal, to causing the death of his co-worker, four years ago. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/10/05/indian-national-jailed-14-years-for-causing-death-of-co-worker">Read full story</a>

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  • More than 50 killed in northern Ethiopia air strike, say aid workers and Tigray forces

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:47:00 +08:00

    NAIROBI (Reuters) -More than 50 people were killed in an air strike on Tuesday that hit a school in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region that was sheltering people displaced by conflict between the federal and regional governments, two aid workers and Tigray forces said. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2022/10/05/more-than-50-killed-in-northern-ethiopia-air-strike-say-aid-workers-and-tigray-forces">Read full story</a>

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  • Dewan Rakyat passes amendments to Environmental Quality Act 1974

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:46:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Oct 5) passed the Environmental Quality (Amendment) Bill 2022 to increase the penalty to not more than RM10mil for offences such as water pollution and illegal disposal of scheduled waste. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/10/05/dewan-rakyat-passes-amendments-to-environmental-quality-act-1974">Read full story</a>

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  • Prisons Dept proposes replacing obsolete more than 100-year-old jails

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:26:00 +08:00

    MELAKA: The Prisons Department has a plan for modern buildings to replace archaic prisons that are more than 100 years old, mainly those built in the 1800s, in some states. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/10/05/prisons-dept-proposes-replacing-obsolete-more-than-100-year-old-jails">Read full story</a>

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  • Wall Street opens lower as rally in growth stocks falters

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:38:00 +08:00

    BENGALURU: Wall Street opened lower on Wednesday due to weakness in megacap growth and technology stocks as Treasury yields rose, spurred by data that showed a resilient demand for labor despite rising interest rates. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/wall-street-opens-lower-as-rally-in-growth-stocks-falters">Read full story</a>

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  • Axiata’s tower arm edotco weighing US$700mil financing, sources say

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 21:31:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: Edotco Group Sdn., the wireless tower business of Malaysian telecommunications group Axiata Group Bhd., is considering raising as much as $700 million in loans, according to people familiar with the matter. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/axiatas-tower-arm-edotco-weighing-us700mil-financing-sources-say">Read full story</a>

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  • MYAirline to operate as LCC, not ULCC

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:43:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: New airline start-up, MYAirline Sdn Bhd, will carry its business model as a low-cost carrier (LCC) as per its application to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) back in February 2021 and not ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC). <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/myairline-to-operate-as-lcc-not-ulcc">Read full story</a>

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  • MUI sells 5.57% stake in PMC for RM6.45mil

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:02:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan United Industries Bhd (MUIB) has disposed of a 5.57% stake in Pan Malaysia Corp Bhd (PMC) for RM6.45mil. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/mui-sells-557-stake-in-pmc-for-rm645mil">Read full story</a>

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  • Wiki Impact report: Bursa top 20 companies donated RM159.69mil in cash in 2021

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:35:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: The top 20 companies on Bursa Malaysia donated RM159.69 million in cash in 2021 based on Wiki Impact’s "Bursa Top 20: Who’s The Most Charitable?” report. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/wiki-impact-report-bursa-top-20-companies-donated-rm15969mil-in-cash-in-2021">Read full story</a>

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  • FMM: Implementation of CPTPP is timely for Malaysian businesses to recover

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:25:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: The much-awaited implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is very timely, enabling Malaysian businesses to leverage it as another trade recovery tool, said the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/fmm-implementation-of-cptpp-is-timely-for-malaysian-businesses-to-recover">Read full story</a>

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  • Ringgit strengthens against US dollar at the close

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:15:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to appreciate against the US dollar today ahead of the Budget 2023 tabling on Friday (Oct 7), said an analyst. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/ringgit-strengthens-against-us-dollar-at-the-close">Read full story</a>

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  • Ancom Nylex completes acquisition of 25% stake in Ancom-Chemquest Terminals

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:57:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: Ancom Nylex Bhd has completed the acquisition of a 25%-equity interest in Ancom-Chemquest Terminals Sdn Bhd (ACT) for RM4mil cash. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/ancom-nylex-completes-acquisition-of-25-stake-in-ancom-chemquest-terminals">Read full story</a>

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  • RHB Bank Cambodia aims to become SME bank of choice by 2024

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:31:00 +08:00

    PETALING JAYA: RHB Bank Cambodia Plc, a member of RHB Banking Group, aims to become a Top 10 Bank and the bank of choice for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia by 2024. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/rhb-bank-cambodia-aims-to-become-sme-bank-of-choice-by-2024">Read full story</a>

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  • Bursa Malaysia ends higher for third consecutive day on Wall St rally

    Wed, 05 Oct 2022 17:54:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended higher for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, in line with regional peers amid improving sentiment after a rally on Wall Street overnight, an analyst said. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/10/05/bursa-malaysia-ends-higher-for-third-consecutive-day-on-wall-st-rally">Read full story</a>

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  • SMEs can now seek financing from MFA

    Sat, 24 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    KUALA LUMPUR: Micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) facing cash flow problems can seek alternative financing from a RM5bil fund offered by 25 registered financiers under the Malaysian Factors Association (MFA). <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/09/24/smes-can-now-seek-financing-from-mfa">Read full story</a>

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  • Furniture sold online, with a twist

    Sat, 27 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    Cuura.space targets property owners to refurbish their units affordably and quickly for the rental market <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/smebiz/2022/08/27/furniture-sold-online-with-a-twist">Read full story</a>

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  • Small business owners receive help to thrive

    Tue, 19 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    Women entrepreneurs get assistance from US-based NGO through business coaching and networking sessions. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/07/19/small-business-owners-receive-help-to-thrive">Read full story</a>

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  • Supporting the automation dream

    Sat, 12 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    Local PLM solutions provider to help manufacturing companies adopt Industry 4.0 <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/03/12/supporting-the-automation-dream">Read full story</a>

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  • Business survival insights from homegrown SMEs

    Mon, 07 Mar 2022 20:00:00 +08:00

    Maxis Business introduces web series to help small businesses excel in the new normal <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/smebiz/2022/03/07/business-survival-insights-from-homegrown-smes">Read full story</a>

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  • Filling the gap for digital talents

    Sat, 05 Feb 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    THE ongoing digitalisation process could see many tech companies flourish in the coming years. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/smebiz/2022/02/05/filling-the-gap-for-digital-talents">Read full story</a>

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  • Ultra-rich steered toward new ESG entrepreneurs

    Sat, 05 Feb 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    HIGH net-worth clients at Barclays Plc are being steered toward sustainable investment products that tap into a new class of environmental, social and governance (ESG) –related entrepreneurs. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/smebiz/2022/02/05/ultra-rich-steered-toward-new-esg-entrepreneurs">Read full story</a>

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  • Retailers must understand tech-driven shifts to better serve clients

    Sat, 05 Feb 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    WITH the increase in digitally savvy consumers, retailers and brands will have to stay on top of trends to ensure that they continue to capture a market that is evolving due to the impact of the pandemic. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/smebiz/2022/02/05/retailers-must-understand-tech-driven-shifts-to-better-serve-clients">Read full story</a>

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  • Going further into the region

    Sat, 29 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    INVOLVE Asia, a leading marketing technology (MarTech) platform for ad attribution, is looking to further expand into South-East Asia following its strong business performance over the last seven years. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/01/29/going-further-into-the-region">Read full story</a>

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  • MDEC, AFG to facilitate funding for tech companies

    Sat, 29 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +08:00

    THE Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) and Asean Fintech Group (AFG) have formed a strategic partnership to enhance initiatives aimed at scaling up Malaysian financial technology (fintech) companies. <a href="https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/01/29/mdec-afg-to-facilitate-funding-for-tech-companies">Read full story</a>

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