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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.

Goldman Sachs backs a wedding-planning start-up

AIRBNB Inc in travel, Uber Technologies Inc in transportation, Zillow Group Inc in real estate; most industries have been changed dramatically by tech startups in recent years. Zola Inc just tied the knot on a big financing round to try to do the same for the costly and complex business of weddings.

New Phnom Penh space is no ordinary factory

ABOUT a kilometre south of the Monivong Bridge along National Road 2, an old garment factory has been renovated and transformed into Cambodia’s newest and most ambitious co-working space.

Adaptive reuse: The facade of Phnom Penhs latest co-working space, the Factory.

Giving female entrepreneurs a boost

MALAYSIAN Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has launched its MaGIC Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp: Female Founders Edition, a programme aimed at helping female entrepreneurs validate their business ideas, develop a working prototype, and create a focused go-to-market strategy.

Bringing local produce to the fore

THEIR interest in Tongkat Ali stems from a visit to a trade expo four years ago.

Marketing platform: Lim (left) and Lee hope to promote the Tongkat Ali herb through their business.