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Start small, aim big

FOR most companies, the task of automating their operations may seem like a big undertaking, more so for SMEs.

Small entry: Kuikka notes that cobots could be a cost-effective way for companies looking to give robotics 		a try.

Elevating local businesses; 88 to be identified for export plan

KUALA LUMPUR: In its pursuit to elevate more Malaysian homegrown businesses into the global supply chain, Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) expects to put 88 high-performing mid-tier companies on an accelerated export growth platform between 2019 and 2020.

Fed watching trade war impact

PHOENIX: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president Robert Kaplan (pic) says trade tensions might have a chilling effect on the US and global economy, and he’s also watching for the potential effects on inflation.

India’s money engine is broken

By Andy MukherjeeAsk any small Indian firm how long it takes to get paid by larger companies, what kind of a runaround they’re given, what devilish excuses they encounter on the way, and you’ll wonder how they remain in business.

More China cities told to stabilise home prices

BEIJING: China’s housing regulator has urged four more cities to prevent their residential property markets from overheating in the latest sign that authorities are not about to relax their grip on the real estate business in order to spur the economy.

Brewing a new coffee experience

COFFEE drinking has long been a part of everyday life for many Malaysians. The number of cafés and specialty coffee outlets has been growing in the country and What’s on Tap is looking to tap into this trend.

Something different: Chung hopes to deliver a different experience for local coffee drinkers.