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The eSports frenzy

THE recognition for video games is, perhaps, a long time coming.

Cult following: A file photo of the League of Legends Pro League match in Hangzhou last March. The eSports industry is rapidly gaining traction. — AFP

Banking on a growing trend

IT CAN be said that Hazman Hassan, 32, is living out most guys’ childhood dream. He makes a living off getting people together for video games.

Upbeat outlook: Hazman (left) and Chua agree that there is a lot more attention given to eSports these days.

Securing the international market

COURTING the international market is not easy when you have standards to meet. Particularly so, when you deal with safety equipment.

Keeping up productivity: Automation helped the company increased its efficiency by 20.

Payoneer launches Korea office, targets SMEs

Payoneer, a New York-based payments processing company, officially launched a new South Korea office last Tuesday, targeting small- and mid-sized businesses here that sell their products globally via online marketplaces like Amazon and Alibaba.

Loans to boost nano businesses

BUMIPUTERA entrepreneurs can now start applying for loans of up to RM10,000 under the Rural Economic Funding Scheme (SPED) to expand their businesses.

A lending hand: Ismail Sabri (11th from left) with the 15 loan recipients at the launch of SPED. — Bernama

New China’s startup boom pays off

IT SEEMED like a nutty idea at the time – and it still does. Three years ago, Hu Weiwei and her co-founders decided to start a business letting people share bicycles for pennies per ride. People could hop on for a quick ride to the subway or supermarket, then leave the bike right out front without the hassle of finding a parking rack.

A cycle in the park: A file photo of Mobikes bicycles with snazzy orange wheels. Food delivery giant Meituan has recently agreed to acquire the startup. — AFP

Companies ink deal for Monopoly hotel

M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd held a group purchase signing agreement worth RM88mil with ANB Group for M101 Bukit Bintang which will house the world’s first Monopoly hotel, Monopoly Mansion by Sirocco.

(Standing on stage, from left) Yap and Teoh at the group purchase signing ceremony.

Home improvement expo to showcase latest trends and designs

NOW is as good a time as any to look into home improvements, especially if there are special offers or promotions that can help you save cost.

Visitors at last year’s Rex Home Improvement & Renovation Expo.

Food brand keen on overseas partners

HOMEGROWN brand Brahim’s continues to seek potential overseas distributors and partners as it showcased its extensive range of products at the Malaysia International Halal Showcase 2018 (Mihas 2018).

Ibrahim (left) and Nur Fatin presenting their stable of products as well as the Mobile Cafe that were exhibited at Mihas 2018.

Squint no more with latest progressive lenses

IMAGINE squinting and trying to figure out the numbers on your smartphone or struggling to read a book because you cannot see the words. This is presbyopia, an inability to see things clearly up close.

(From left) Essilor Amera Pte Ltd managing director (Malaysia and Singapore) Peter Tan, Essilor Malaysia general manager Jean-Philippe Ho and Soh launching the new Varilux X series.