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SMEs need to look at export market

OUR country has seen a lot of changes over the past two weeks.

Supporting SMEs: (from left) Bursa Malaysia EVP for new development & market facilitation, commercial & development Shahrul Amry Abdul Malek, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel general manager Jai Kishan, Credit Guarantee Corp chief corporate officer Abdul Rahim Raduan, RHB Banking Group head of group business & transaction banking Jeffrey Ng, Wong, DiGi chief business officer Eugene Teh, PKT Logistics Group group chief executive & managing director Datuk Michael Tio, Matrade senior director of strategic planning division Datuk Aureen Jean Nonis and BDO Malaysia partner Law Kian Huat at the launch of SOBA 2018.

Sowing the seeds of growth

LIKE a well fertilised plant that eventually blooms, YM Woo Corp, a gardening and horticultural products manufacturer, has withstood the test of time in an industry where growth prospects were hitherto limited.

Wearing a hat of the right size

OVERSIZED ambitions used to be a hindrance for Datuk Lee Ngai Mun.

Coming to terms: Dont wear a big hat if you dont have a big head, says Lee.

Investing in technology to improve output

AMONG the busy production floors at its base in Hulu Langat, Selangor, sits Proguard Tecnologies (M) Sdn Bhd’s lab. Chief operation officer Datuk Lee Ngai Mun calls this “the heart of the company”.

Quality assurance: The company invests in equipment and manpower to maintain a good lab.

An education in business

WALKING down the corridors of Dwi Emas International School can be a different experience from other schools – the students don’t scatter out of sight when the teachers walk by.

Outside academics: The school offers extra curricular activities such as hip hop classes.

TNB to enhance customer service and domestic profitability

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) will continue to leverage on technology, offer relevant energy-related services and enhance efficiency to further improve customer experience and domestic profitability.

Nurturing entrepreneurs

IN A corner of the reception area of Dwi Emas International School, students can set up a drinks station to sell beverages after classes. It’s part of the school’s efforts to inculcate and encourage entrepreneurship among its students.

Blooming business: Among the ongoing businesses at the school is a tea supply venture, Bloom, which was started by a seven-year-old.

Plentiful jobs a bonus from China’s e-sports craze

WHILE gaming is still considered by many parents to be the enemy of their children's studies, Chinese university students are being encouraged to attend e-sports courses and even find a career in the sector.

Amended SPAD Act to be enforced

EMPLOYEES of MyCar and several other e-hailing service providers attended a special briefing on the enforcement of the Land Public Transport Act (Amendment) 2017 at the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) headquarters.

An e-card system for drivers will also be introduced to verify that each driver is registered and qualified to drive an e-hailing vehicle. — filepic

Australia's ANZ removes sales incentives for financial planning bonuses

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd said on Monday it would remove sales incentives for financial planning bonuses, in a move that comes amid intense scrutiny of Australia's financial sector.

“We know it has taken too long for changes to occur, so where we see solutions we will act. That is why we are getting on with these initiatives now,” Chief Executive Shayne Elliott said in the statement.

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