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22 October 2019 - Malaysia one of the most benchmarked countries in region for alternative financing — economist
  1. More ​Malaysia is one of the most benchmarked markets in the region when it comes to the regulation of alternative financing, World Bank lead financial economist Dr Margaret Miller said
21 October 2019 - Ikea to spend RM300M on expansion
  1. More Investment for Toppen outlet and more retail space in Batu Kawan
14 October 2019 - TPM set to house AI park
  1. More Wan Khalik steers G3 Global’s tech agenda
14 October 2019 - Tax incentives set to benefit solar players
  1. More Solar power-related players in Malaysia are among the key beneficiaries of Budget 2020, on the back of tax incentives aimed at boosting the Malaysian green economy
11 October 2019 - Cypark inks deals to jointly develop solar projects
  1. More Cypark Resources Bhd has inked two memoranda of understanding (Mous) to jointly develop solar photovoltaic projects under the Net Energy Metering scheme in Negri Sembilan and Kedah
09 October 2019 - ​Solarvest collaborates with UOB in promoting solar energy
  1. More Solarvest Holdings Bhd and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB) have joined forces to encourage the use of green energy, in particular, solar photovoltaic (PV), among the commercial, industrial and residential segments
08 October 2019 - Government announces enhancement to principal hub incentive
  1. More ​The government has announced enhancements to the Principal Hub incentive, which was introduced in 2015, whereby companies with existing operations in Malaysia can now further leverage the country as a base for conducting their regional or global businesses
03 October 2019 - Govt committed to commercialising local tech products, apps
  1. More ​The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is making efforts to improve the commercialisation, branding and marketing of local information technology products including apps in order to increase their export potential
03 October 2019 - Maxis and Huawei ink agreement to roll out 5G network in Malaysia
  1. More Maxis Bhd and Huawei Technologies Malaysia have sealed an agreement for the provisioning of the 5G service network in Malaysia
02 October 2019 - VSolar signs MoU for Seremban solar energy generation facility
  1. More ​VSolar Group Bhd’s unit has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mattan Engineering Sdn Bhd to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a solar energy generation facility in Seremban
02 October 2019 - Getting industry to lead TVET
  1. More Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) continues to remain the government's focus to drive the nation's economy
02 October 2019 - PNB, Hilton to open first Conrad Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia
  1. More ​Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, has signed a management agreement with Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) to open the Conrad Kuala Lumpur here
02 October 2019 - SME players can begin journey towards IR 4.0 with a small step - MTDC CEO
  1. More A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and that maiden step does not have to be a large one
27 September 2019 - Early start in ICT development has done Malaysia well, says IFAP chair
  1. More ​With information and communications technology (ICT) no longer just a sector but an all-across enabler of the various industries that make an economy, countries that have prepared well ahead in ICT are better positioned in the transition to new economic frontiers
26 September 2019 - Growth Spurs Supply-Chain Logistics Investments
  1. More ​Agromate Holdings Sdn Bhd (AHSB), an integrated fertiliser manufacturer and distributor that turns 40 this year, has seen strong growth in the intervening years since chairman and founder Raymond Tang started the business in a rented shoplot in downtown Kuala Lumpur
24 September 2019 - Halal logistics services launched
  1. More MAB Kargo seal deals with Nippon Express (Malaysia), Sejung Group, Labuan Halal Hub, Serunai Commerce
20 September 2019 - Allianz signs MoU with Solarvest
  1. More Allianz General Insurance Co (Malaysia) Bhd and its agency partner, Anora Agency Sdn Bhd, have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Solarvest Holdings Bhd to support local players in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry
17 September 2019 - Malaysia eyes higher electricity output from renewables sources
  1. More Plans for the development of solar and other renewables remain less well develop in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
16 September 2019 - Marriott sees huge potential in Malaysia’s tourism
  1. More ​Marriott International, the United States-based multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities, sees a huge untapped potential in Malaysia’s tourism industry as more investors are relocating their businesses to the Asean region, including Malaysia
14 September 2019 - HLFG, TPG seal US$1.2b regional deal
  1. More Acquisition to involve 12 Columbia Asia hospitals in Malaysia, among others
12 September 2019 - Aerodyne to develop solutions for telecommunication industry
  1. More ​Malaysia’s homegrown artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drone service provider, Aerodyne Group, is poised to develop specific solutions to uplift the operational efficiency of the telecommunication industry
12 September 2019 - Malaysia well-positioned in Southeast Asia for AI R&D
  1. More Malaysia, uniquely located at the heart of Southeast Asia, is well-positioned to be a leader of research in and development of the ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said
11 September 2019 - YTL Hotels to expand AC Hotels by Marriott brand
  1. More ​YTL Hotels is looking to aggressively expand the AC Hotels by Marriott brand in Malaysia after inking to convert its three Vistana Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuantan to AC Hotels by Dec 1, 2019
11 September 2019 - Five United Kingdom AI companies has set up operations in Malaysia
  1. More Efforts to strengthen technology tie-ups between Malaysia and the United Kingdom (UK) has started to bear fruits with five UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies have so far set up operations here
09 September 2019 - Kedah's solar farm to boost industrial & agro activities in state
  1. More Kedah is now home to one of Malaysia's largest solar farms that will provide clean energy to support industrial and agricultural activities in the state and bring about immense spillover economic benefits to the community
07 September 2019 - Russian firm eyes renewable energy opportunities in Malaysia
  1. More Russian energy project business Vershina Development LLC is eyeing potential opportunities in renewable energy in Malaysia especially in Perlis state
05 September 2019 - Healthcare business to drive UEM Edgenta’s growth
  1. More Company eyes opportunities in Singapore
04 September 2019 - Permaju, VSolar to collaborate in Seremban solar project
  1. More ​Permaju Industries Bhd and Vsolar Group Bhd have agreed to team up in a project to develop a solar energy generation facility in Seremban
03 September 2019 - Yeo: RM33b investments needed to hit renewable energy goal
  1. More ​Malaysia needs investments totalling RM33 billion in order to achieve its target of 20% electricity generation from renewable energy (RE) sources by 2025, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin
27 August 2019 - Special zones to attract tech investments in tourism
  1. More ​Malaysia will designate Special Tourism Investment Zones nationwide to attract more infrastructure and new technology-based investments, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
26 August 2019 - Malaysia taps digital technology in tourism development - Mahathir
  1. More ​Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalisation journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said
25 August 2019 - KPJ Pasir Gudang allocates RM10 million for upgrades
  1. More KPJ Pasir Gudang Specialist Hospital has allocated about RM10 million to upgrade the hospital to meet the needs of patients and improve its services
22 August 2019 - Avisena plans to open three more hospitals in five years
  1. More Avisena Group aims to open three more hospitals, with the total capacity of 540 beds, offering a wide range of medical expertise over the next five years
22 August 2019 - MARii extends collaboration with Swinburne to establish industry 4.0 training academy
  1. More The Malaysia Automotive Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) Institute (MARii) has extended its collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology to establish an Industry 4.0 training academy to be located within the MARii Academy of Technology in Bukit Beruntung, Selangor
21 August 2019 - Thailand eyes Sabah potential in medical tourism
  1. More ​Thailand is looking to enhance its investment in Sabah, particularly in the medical tourism sector and niche tourism packages
13 August 2019 - Malaysia services sector up 6.5 per cent 2Q19, revenue RM441.3 bln
  1. More ​The country services sector has recorded a growth of 6.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) with revenue of RM441.3 billion as compared to the corresponding period last year, said Department of Statistics Malaysia
07 August 2019 - Pestech inks MoU with Chinese firm to explore floating solar system solutions
  1. More ​Power system engineering and technical solutions provider Pestech International Bhd is partnering with China’s Huainan Sungrow Floating Module SCI & Tech Co Ltd to explore floating solar system solutions
07 August 2019 - Kota Perdana logistics hub to be ready in two years — Mukhriz
  1. More ​The Kota Perdana Logistics Hub to be developed in the Special Border Economic Zone (SBEZ) in Bukit Kayu Hitam, is expected to be ready within two years, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said
24 July 2019 - Vizione inks partnership to bid for Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plants
  1. More ​Vizione Holdings Bhd has inked a Memorandum of Collaboration with Engineering Protocol Sdn Bhd (EPSB) for a potential joint investment to bid for the third round of the Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plants (LSS) project which is worth RM2 billion
23 July 2019 - SEDA in midst of completing e-bidding for biogas, small hydro power
  1. More ​Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia is in the midst of completing the second biogas e-bidding exercise and inaugural e-bidding for small hydro power systems, according to Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin
23 July 2019 - IKEA retail extension to open at year end
  1. More Tenants will include Sports Direct, Project Rock, 7-Eleven and Harvey Norman
23 July 2019 - Solar industry can generate more jobs
  1. More ​The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is confident that the solar industry will be able to create more jobs in the country
23 July 2019 - Malaysians highly optimistic on ability to adapt to AI - Bloomberg survey
  1. More ​Malaysians are highly optimistic about the ability to adapt to artificial intelligence (AI) by 2035, according to a Bloomberg poll
23 July 2019 - Integrated Logistics inks MoU with HK firm to bid for large scale solar project
  1. More ​Integrated Logistics Bhd is partnering with Shun Hing Overseas Investment Ltd (SHOL) to participate in the bidding for the Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Edition 3 (LSS3) project
22 July 2019 - Kedah launches Green Energy, Renewable Energy Master Plan
  1. More ​Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated (MBI Kedah) has launched the state’s Green Energy and Renewable Energy Master Plan
22 July 2019 - PTP looking to expand free trade zone by 141.64 hectares
  1. More ​Following the increasing interest in its free trade zone, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is looking at expanding the area by an additional 141.64 hectares in phases over the next few years
19 July 2019 - Adopt AI to give better products, services - Microsoft
  1. More Malaysian businesses need to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) by using the data gathered via the technology to provide better products and services to their customers, says Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
17 July 2019 - Four firms tie up with education ministry to upgrade TVET
  1. More ​Four industry leaders today inked a certificate of collaboration (CoC) with the Ministry of Education to upgrade technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
16 July 2019 - ABB opens first robotics digital operation centre in Malaysia
  1. More ​Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB has opened its first robotics digital operations centre in Malaysia, which will serve industries in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and India
15 July 2019 - Gobind names three new DFTZ locations
  1. More ​Two airports and a port are the three latest locations under the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) 2019 initiative to make Malaysia a regional e-commerce e-fulfillment hub, the Dewan Rakyat was told
15 July 2019 - Tanjung Bruas Port to be commercially developed
  1. More ​The Tanjung Bruas Port will be commercially developed at a cost of RM160 million, said State Industry, Trade and Investment Committee chairman, Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen
13 July 2019 - Government to assist SMEs in adopting robotic automation technology
  1. More The government will undertake a comprehensive effort to help small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs make the switch to robotic automation technology, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
12 July 2019 - Labuan focusing on tourism sector to restore its economy
  1. More ​The Labuan Corporation is currently opting to focus on the tourism sector as the main economic driver of the duty-free island to replace its dependency on the fluctuating oil and gas industry
11 July 2019 - Taiwanese tech firms keen to work with Malaysian peers
  1. More ​Taiwanese technology firms are keen to share with their Malaysian counterparts their rise as the powerhouse of the information and communications technology (ICT)
10 July 2019 - Eight e-fulfilment projects approved, more to come
  1. More ​The government, through the Malaysian Investment Develop-ment Authority (Mida), has approved eight e-fulfilment projects as of March 2019, with more in the pipeline
10 July 2019 - Promising growth, vast opportunities in logistics industry - MITI
  1. More ​There is promising growth and vast opportunities in the logistics industry with the government positioning Malaysia as an “e-fulfilment hub” to leverage on the rapid growth of e-commerce
10 July 2019 - Petronas exploring renewable energy market
  1. More Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has taken steps to explore new growth areas beyond the conventional oil and gas, says president and Group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
09 July 2019 - Sarawak drives digital economy plan with tie-ups
  1. More Sarawak is to further drive its digital economy ambition with a series of partnership tie-ups with international digital technology providers
09 July 2019 - Malaysia-China agree to step up collaboration on TVET
  1. More ​Malaysia and China have agreed to step up collaboration on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to meet Malaysia’s human capital needs
09 July 2019 - TVET institution-industry cooperation vital to ensure matching supply and demand - Dr Mahathir
  1. More ​A strong cooperation between the industry and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions is significantly important to ensure that there will be a matching supply and demand to enable local TVET institutions to offer high technology industry courses based on industry requirements
09 July 2019 - Loke urges industry players to embrace green logistics
  1. More ​Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook has urged players in the entire logistics sector to embrace green logistics in order to achieve greater efficiency in reducing carbon emissions
08 July 2019 - Japanese firms keen to invest in tourism, solar farming in Sabah
  1. More ​Several Japanese companies have expressed interest to invest in the tourism sector, along with a high technology solar farm development, in Sabah
08 July 2019 - 'Malaysia on right track'
  1. More Huawei ready to provide technology in the country, says country director
08 July 2019 - Malaysia should not ignore gig economy — lawmakers
  1. More ​The government needs to recognise contribution from the rising gig economy, as technology plays an increasingly large part in the way we work today, said Damansara member of parliament (MP) Tony Pua, who is also the political secretary to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng
08 July 2019 - Sarawak can be on par with developed countries in digital journey — Abang Jo
  1. More ​Sarawak cannot afford to be left behind in terms of digital technology adoption and digital economic growth, which can very well benefit the people, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg
03 July 2019 - Cherating, KK, KL and Langkawi seen as hospitality hot spots
  1. More ​Cherating in Pahang and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah are top destinations for future hospitality investments in Malaysia, according to industry experts at the Hospitality Malaysia Conference 2019 (HMC 2019)
03 July 2019 - Sabah's digital infrastructure master plan to focus on three sectors
  1. More ​The Sabah government will draw up a digital infrastructure development master plan that will focus on three main sectors comprising industry, tourism and education
03 July 2019 - Malaysia urged to strengthen financial hub potential
  1. More ​Malaysia has been urged to find solutions to strengthen its potential as a financial hub, as the country is seen as having remained stagnant in this regard, for some time now
02 July 2019 - Cypark unit plans to launch RM550 mln sukuk programme to finance solar projects
  1. More ​Cypark Resources Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary plans to issue a sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) Sukuk Murabahah programme of up to RM550 million in nominal value to finance its solar power plant projects
29 June 2019 - Siemens support for Industry 4.0
  1. More Technical Competency Hub to serve as platform to grow talent and technical capabilities
27 June 2019 - Sabah ports have potentials to compete with Singapore, Philippines - CM
  1. More Sabah ports have potentials to compete with Singapore and Philippines with the implementation of proper policies as the state is strategically located near countries such as China, Japan and Hong Kong, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
27 June 2019 - Government preparing tax incentives for green property developer
  1. More ​In a bid to promote the usage of green building materials in the country, the government is in the midst of dishing out goodies - tax incentives - to developers of green building, according to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government
27 June 2019 - SILB expands ops to Bintulu Port
  1. More 3-year deal to provide fuel bunkering services
26 June 2019 - PLUS uses Microsoft Cloud to modernise operations
  1. More Azure platform will contribute to better congestion prediction, journey planning and safety on highways
24 June 2019 - Sedania makes green energy venture with Belgian micro-hydro installations
  1. More Technology company Sedania Innovator Bhd has inked an exclusive agreement with Belgian firm, NV Turbulent, to build and deploy micro-hydro installations in Malaysian rivers to generate electricity, marking its official venture into the renewable energy market
24 June 2019 - Synagie partners Malaysian government to accelerate e-commerce
  1. More Synagie Corporation, which assists brands execute their e-commerce strategies using its cloud-based platform, is in a partnership with the Malaysian government to accelerate e-commerce adoption and drive cross-border e-commerce
24 June 2019 - Malaysia actively pursuing energy market reforms to attract investment
  1. More ​Malaysia is actively pursuing energy market reforms to enhance the country’s attractiveness as the preferred destination for energy investments, said the Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
24 June 2019 - 5G working groups in full swing
  1. More ​The four working groups under the National 5G Task Force have started work and are busy preparing their findings in the various areas of concern relating to 5G
23 June 2019 - Dr Mahathir suggests ASEAN countries introduce taxes on online businesses
  1. More Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad today proposed that ASEAN member nations introduce taxes on online businesses to increase their respective revenues
21 June 2019 - WCT in hotel tie-up with Hyatt
  1. More ​Construction outfit WCT Holdings Bhd has partnered with Hyatt Hotels Corp to develop a 200-room hotel in Johor Baru that is set to open in 2022
20 June 2019 - Hyatt Hotels corporation sets to open five more hotels in three years time
  1. More ​Hyaat Hotels Corporation is set to open five more hotels in the country over the next three years to cater to the growing interests towards the brand among business and leisure travellers
20 June 2019 - KBJ, Hanwha to develop 30 MW solar plant in Perlis
  1. More ​Local company Konsortium Beseri Jaya Sdn Bhd (KBJ) and Hanwha Energy Corp Singapore Pte Ltd (Hanwha) have set up a joint venture firm, KBJ Hecmy, investing over RM220 million to develop a 30 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant at Kampung Perawah, Chuping
19 June 2019 - Malaysia strengthens position as tech business destination
  1. More Malaysia reinforces its position as an established destination for local and global tech businesses with the launch of Malaysia Tech Week 2019 (MTW19)
19 June 2019 - Going C2C and cross-border, Teleport plans to shake up the logistics business
  1. More Selling freight belly space is big business
18 June 2019 - Over 80 attend conference on Sabah, Sarawak tourism potential
  1. More ​The Conference on Tourism Potential in Sabah and Sarawak organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) received over 80 participants from the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO), Malaysian Association of Amusement Themepark and Family Attractions (MAATFA), hoteliers, tourist attraction operators and business chambers among others
18 June 2019 - Government plans nationwide port expansion
  1. More The government is planning to expand ports areas nationwide to meet current and future demands, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke
17 June 2019 - Italian firm keen on defence, security and transport partnerships
  1. More Leonardo, an Italian global multinational aerospace, defence and security company, is looking at various programmes in Malaysia for technology transfer
17 June 2019 - IKEA's Toppen Shopping Centre Tebrau to open in November
  1. More ​IKEA Southeast Asia’s latest shopping centre, Toppen Shopping Centre in Tebrau is set to open its doors to the public in November this year
17 June 2019 - Aerodyne sees 30 pct growth in local drone industry
  1. More ​Aerodyne Group sees Malaysia's drone industry growing by at least 30 per cent this year from US$500 million in 2018 on the back of positive acceptance and growing market interest in recent years
17 June 2019 - Integrated Logistic acquires Kedah land for RM24m
  1. More ​Integrated Logistics Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary IL Power Sdn Bhd is acquiring a piece of agricultural land in Kuala Muda, Kedah measuring 78.92ha from Kai Sik Latex Products Sdn Bhd for RM24.17 million
15 June 2019 - Ecoworld sets sights on infrastructure projects
  1. More Developer partnering PowerChina to bid for jobs that may include solar power generation
15 June 2019 - Eco World forms tie-up with PowerChina Group
  1. More Both parties will jointly develop industrial land in Puncak Alam
14 June 2019 - Malaysia sees more mid- and high-skilled job vacancies in 1Q19, says MIDF Research
  1. More ​Malaysia is seeing more job vacancies for high- and mid-skilled positions in the first three months of 2019 (1Q19), while vacancies for low-skilled positions hit a two-year low in February this year, says MIDF Research
13 June 2019 - Tasco set to improve cold chain ops with Japan tie-up
  1. More Group aims to make Malaysia market leader in South-East Asia
10 June 2019 - Edra plans training institute to nurture Malaysian talent
  1. More Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd plans to set up an international institute in Malaysia to cultivate local talent in renewable energy under the aegis of parent company China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN)
10 June 2019 - OEW Group to boost R&D unit
  1. More Company to focus on incubation, culturing of algae in collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
08 June 2019 - 'New technology adoption must not slow down'
  1. More With growth in IoT and 5G, cyber security needs arise as well
07 June 2019 - SDB plans to upgrade Hotel Maya facilities
  1. More Selangor Dredging Bhd (SDB) will continue to invest in its hospitality asset, Hotel Maya, to upgrade facilities, amenities and service offerings with aim an aim to be on par with other top notch boutique hotel brands in the country
07 June 2019 - KPJ set to gain from opening of new hospitals
  1. More Research house sees resilient demand for healthcare
04 June 2019 - Leader Steel invests RM30mil in warehouse
  1. More MD: Facility will give company competitive edge in Sarawak


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