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China races to take lead in drone deliveries

THE day after Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc’s mid-year sale, a company drone took off from a playground in the city of Xi’an to deliver one of the orders in a football-sized box to a village in the mountains to the South.

Rooftop vineyard brings local wine to New Yorkers

WHEN Devin Shomaker thinks about growing grapes, he doesn’t imagine the rolling hills of California’s Napa Valley or the greenery of New York’s Finger Lakes region.

New orchard: A file photo of a winemaker demonstrating proper grape picking. Boutique winery Rooftop Reds is looking at growing the fruits on rooftops. — AP

The rise of serial entrepreneurs in Japan

SERIAL entrepreneurs are starting to surface in Japan, and that’s good news for the country’s private equity industry.

Sharing experiences, growing together

MOST business owners will concede that the entrepreneurial path is long and lonely. Few can fully understand the struggles of championing a product or service amidst opposition, scepticism and discouragement.

A niche: Wong will be talking about the differentiation factor for businesses to thrive.

Domestic attractions focus of MATTA carnival in Selangor

HOLIDAY-GOERS can look forward to a variety of vacation deals and value-for-money travel packages at the upcoming Malaysian Asso-ciation of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair-Selangor Carnival (MFSC) 2018.

MK Hotels and Resorts sales and marketing manager Faris-Aslan Shamsir (centre) drawing his lot during the balloting session for MATTA Fair-Selangor Carnival 2018 booths. With him are Syed Abdul Rahman (right) and MATTA land transportation vice-president Jayakumar Sannadurai.

Finding profit in solving problems

ONE of Dr Ho Wai Loon and Ooh Wei Chee’s favourite idioms is “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. They use it liberally to support all their efforts in building Abbe Group.

Pushing research: Ooh (left) and Ho spend time looking into design processes and industrial solutions.

Engaging entrepreneurs for growth

IN EFFORTS to encourage small business growth in Malaysia, Star Media Group will be organising SOBA LAB, a platform for entrepreneurs to engage with and learn from the experiences of other business owners who have succeeded in their own right.

Sharing experiences: Some of the speakers at SOBA LA B are (from left) Loi, Chew and Lim.

Customising higher education to boost employability

MALAYSIA produces over 200,000 graduates from tertiary education each year.

Fruitful trip: Under the DMT Study Tour 9, 22 Malaysian entrepreneurs completed the Executive Management Programme at UOG.

One step ahead of the others

A COMFORTABLE pair of shoes would add a spring to your step instead of leaving you wincing in pain.

Made for walking: Kong Brothers’ 21,600 sq ft showroom displays over 30,000 different shoe designs.

Reaching for the peak in logistics business

INSPIRATIONS can sometimes come from the least expected of circumstances. For Datuk Seri Mohniandi Harikrishnasamy, better known as M. Andy within his professional circle, it came at a time when he was looking absent-mindedly at a building while catching a break on his bike.

Down, not out: Andy has successfully grown the company and hopes to pull in a valuation of RM100mil by the time it goes public.

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