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Mobility startup raises funds

E-SCOOTER service provider Neuron Mobility has raised S$5mil (RM15.2mil) to expand its services across Asia Pacific.

Consumer cheer extends beyond one celebration

THE con­sumer cheer un­leashed by the Sin­gles Day (or Dou­ble Eleven) on­line shop­ping fes­ti­val on Nov 11 will likely ex­tend to New Year’s Day in China, coast­ing on the grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of non-re­li­gious Christ­mas­-time cel­e­bra­tions, in­dus­try in­sid­ers said.

Expanding as a tech-based company

WITH the changing of the times, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Bhd is keeping up by moving beyond its core photocopier business into providing IT-based business solutions to a new base of clientele.

More services: Apart from printing needs, Lim says the company is also able to help its clients with business operations.

A case of leading by example

PKT Logistics Group’s Datuk Michael Tio has gathered quite a following. While this can be somewhat attributed to his presence on Facebook, Tio is also well regarded for his efforts in transforming his company.

All aboard: The latest group of entrepreneurs on Tios study tour to the UK last October.

Laying a solid base

LAMINATE flooring has come a long way from the cheap, synthetic product it once was. While the types and quality of some of the laminate flooring out there are still less than eco-friendly, it is clear that they are now part and parcel of the trend in modern living.

New markets: Tan says Inovar will be venturing into largely untapped markets, namely smaller towns.

Ensuring sustainability of the wood-based industry

SUSTAINABILITY is one of the key issues facing wood-based industry. Indeed the timber industry is a significant part of the economy, contributing about 1.7% to the national gross domestic product (GDP) with earnings of RM23.2bil in 2017.

Long-term growth: There is huge demand for timber products but they have to be harvested sustainably for the longevity of the industry.

Helping SMEs enter Industry 4.0 era

IMAGINE digitalising your factory or even your fish farm or padi field.

Backing to boost fintech ecosystem

LOCAL financial technology (fintech) pioneer Jirnexu secured a Series B follow-on investment from information services company Experian. 

Make a meal of mealworms, Hong Kong startup says

PASTA prepared with mealworms raised in your own home?

Creepy crawly meals: Unger poses with her mealworm incubators in Hong Kong. She says they are a new solution to feeding ourselves. — Reuters

Coffee retail market hots up

CHINA is one of the world’s most competitive markets. Companies and entrepreneurs might argue it is only for the most battle-hardened, because any profitable business idea tends to see competitors spring up very quickly.

Brewing competition: Customers buy coffee at a Luckin Coffee outlet in Shanghai. China’s cafe culture landscape has changed markedly, with Luckin serving up a serious challenge to Starbucks. — China Daily