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The Cambodian textile factory that craves ‘normal’

Sector is plagued by problems of exploitation and abuse.

Creating conducive workplaces: Workers in the Pactics factory, which produces accessories for eyewear, in Siem Reap. — Thomson Reuters Foundation

More small businesses seek alternative financing

P2P an option for credit-worthy but not necessarily bankable SMEs

Working with others: Wong says the platform is leveraging its partners networks to reach out to more SMEs outside the Klang Valley.

Digital transformation set to bear fruit in 2019, says report

NEXT year will finally see digital transformation become a reality and a spate of industry-wide disruption will be expected as innovative companies see long-term projects bear fruit, says Dimension Data group chief technology officer Ettienne Reinecke.

Pushing technology for SMEs

THE call for SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies is growing louder. With technology rapidly evolving and converging, there is a stronger urgency for SMEs to leverage new developments to enhance efficiency and increase productivity to better compete and grow moving forward.

An important component: SMEs make up about 97 of the manufacturing sector.

Winner of SOBA green award continues R&D efforts

PLASTIC packaging company Logomas Packaging Sdn Bhd has been in operation since 1995 and aims to be at the forefront of innovations in plastic packaging.

Rise of startups in world’s most reclusive regime

THE idea of nurturing budding enterprises in North Korea at first glance draws scepticism.

Extending a hand: Choson Exchange runs training programmes on entrepreneurship in the communist regime.

Israel startup rolls out solar panels for smart electronics

A STARTUP in Israel is implanting tiny solar panels on electronic devices that allows the devices to sustainably generate their own power, the latest sign that falling costs are pushing renewable energy technologies deeper into everyday use.

Glowing with the times

Third generation turns around family business in need of makeover for tech savvy consumers

Listed ambition: Rawit hopes to list the family business on the stock exchange by 2020.

A gift that transformed into a business

EN­TER­PRIS­ING cou­ple Ruben and Trina Flores share a fas­ci­na­tion for leather, and this spurred them into putting up their own leather bag busi­ness, Bags by Rubbertree.

Shoring up medical security

Company eyeing growth prospects in the region amidst international tie-ups

Public service: Rahman says IBVs business efforts will help the country with medical security.