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Potential in dragon fruit ventures

ORIGINALLY from Mexico, the delectable dragon fruit, also known by its generic name “Pitaya”, was practically unknown in Malaysia some 15 years ago. These days, they are a common sight in local farms and grocers, and in many parts of South-East Asia and China.

Choosing the best device for workplace productivity

WHILE smartphones play a key role in the day-to-day operations of businesses today, laptops and desktop computers are still crucial towards ensuring consistent productivity at the workplace.

Chan showing the new Chromebook Tab 10 tablet.

Opportunities in e-commerce

WHILE its been a constant lament that local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not embracing digital technology, a new survey seems to suggest otherwise.

Talk on trade: (from left) Interbase Resouces Sdn Bhd MD and co-founder Richard Tan, Chong and SME Association of Malaysia national deputy president Ong Chee Tat during a panel discussion on Global is the New Local: The Changing International Trade Patterns of Small Businesses in Asia Pacific, organised by FedEx.

Assisting businesses in cross-border trade

MALAYSIA External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) is encouraging the adoption of e-commerce among SMEs to widen their market across borders.

Help available: Sharimahton says SMEs can tap on Matrade’s resources to go abroad.

Navigating the business of fabrics

IT STARTED with a search for a comfortable shirt. Low Wei Loon, 32, did not think that it’d come down to making them himself.

Confidence booster: Comfortable shirts really make a difference, says Low.

Providing SMEs with an alternative

BUSINESSES are increasingly looking at options to reduce cost and remain competitive in a digital era. And as more SMEs consider the adoption of fintech, firms like MoneyMatch stand an opportunity to grow with the sector.

Digital touch: (From left) Naysan, Adam and Yap are building towards a digital bank.

Focused approach to supporting startups

AS CYBERVIEW continues on its smart city plan, it is tweaking its strategy of how it supports tech startups to ensure a better success rate, not just for the startups, but also for the city.

Living smart: (from left) Moe, Tan, Cyberview acting head of corporate communications Iza Sofia Kasbi, Ezuan (seated), Shafinaz, Ahmad Ahsan, Lee and Iskandar round up the team at Cyberview’s accelerator’s new cohort.

Living outside the crate

TWENTY-four-year-old Tan Jen Li just graduated this month. But looking for a job is not on her to-do list.

Science conference highlights importance of knowledge sharing

THE World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (Estcon) 2018 came to a successful conclusion at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Wednesday.

Dr Siti Hamisah visiting the booth after launching Estcon 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

E-commerce spreads its cross-border wings

IT HAS been a month since the World Cup ended in Russia, allowing soccer fans worldwide to resume their daily routines.

Growth business: E-commerce company Danyuan is busy with backlog orders for World Cup souvenirs from around the world. — China Daily