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Optimism and perseverance pay off for alternative diesel producer

The core: The homogeniser is at the heart of its technology, says Marizan.

South-East Europe clothing factories target luxury brands

Faster fashion cycles give a boost to Balkan region manufacturers

Good demand: Hristova speaking to an employee at her MIK-BG garment factory in Rousse, Bulgaria, where some 40 workers work on orders. — Reuters

Flipkart founder-backed startup launches subsidised electric scooter

BENGALURU-based startup Ather Energy opened pre-orders for its flagship electric scooters last Tuesday, hoping to build a beachhead in the world’s largest two-wheeler market that will allow it to launch a mass-market vehicle within two years.

Capturing two-wheeler market: Tarun Mehta gestures while addressing the media during the launch event of electric scooter Ather 450 in Bangalore. — AFP

Second jobs reshaping Japan’s attitudes about work

KAZUHIRO Hasegawa has been driving a taxi in Tokyo for three years. It’s a job he enjoys, despite 18-hour shifts. But recently, he said, it has not been enough to make ends meet.

Connecting young entrepreneurs in the region

FOLLOWING its ongoing efforts to help young entrepreneurs build a regional business network, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) will be organising its seventh ACCCIM Young Entrepreneurs Conference.

Working together: Ng (left) and Chong hope to see better cooperation among young entrepreneurs in the region.

Better late than never for local fashion venture

WHEN Jamree Mohd Jawaini started putting out designs for t-shirts in his early secondary school days, little did he know that it was an interest that he would carry with him into his older years.

New entrepreneur: Jamree is hopeful his side venture will be a full-fledged business some day.

SMEs plan to go hi-tech

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia plan to invest more in technology in order to succeed under increasingly challenging conditions.

Continuing the bountiful harvest

LIM Teck Hwa speaks fondly of the tenacity, passion and proud sense of ownership that his father, Lim Keem Kok – the founder of Harvest Bakery Ingredients – has for the company. The business started from a small shop lot in 1985 making flavour emulsions for cakes.

Level up: Teck Guan (left) and Teck Hwa are tasked with taking the business to the next level.

Growing appetite in regional bakery market

HAVING a halal certification is one of the most sought after recognitions among food players with global ambition. And Malaysia, being a renowned halal food manufacturing hub, has seen various global food players making a beeline to set up their bases here.

Filling the distribution gap

An enterprising move to meet a market need has turned a business into a passion for Lee

Unexpected venture: Lee took up a business opportunity to ensure that there was adequate supply of medical instruments for the industry.