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Business 26 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Orders coming back but locals not keen to work in Johor factories

JOHOR BARU: Orders are coming back for manufacturers in Johor after almost a two-year hiatus, but a shortage of production workers is making it difficult for some of them to cope with the rising demand.

Business 24 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Striking the right balance

AMID the expectations (and assurances of marginal) interest rate hikes, Malaysians should be cognisant of the need to strike a balance between higher rates and access to funding for investment and spending.

Nation 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

SMEs need financial help

JOHOR BARU: The Government's master plan for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) should focus on providing the necessary infrastructure to enable SMEs to expand their business overseas.

Nation 28 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Introduce GST gradually, says Johor SME association

JOHOR BARU: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be introduced progressively so that individuals and businesses will be more prepared.

Business 05 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Johor Premium Outlet to boost tourism, lure investors

THE construction of a world-class premium factory outlet, better known as the Johor Premium Outlet, in Iskandar Malaysia will boost tourism and lure more investors into the state.

Nation 16 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Restructure sales tax, Govt urged

JOHOR BARU: Local businessmen want the 10% sales tax made applicable only to businesses with profits of more than RM300,000 annually.

Community 26 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Recognition awards seen as a catalyst

JOHOR BARU: The upcoming 8th SME Recognition Awards is seen as a catalyst for 548,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve and achieve the set target of producing 37% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) next year.

Nation 17 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Reveal details of loans, Govt urged

JOHOR BARU: The RM2bil loans made available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by the Government under the economic stimulus package should be made transparent, said South Johor SME Association president Teh Kee Sin.

Business 10 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

SMEs cutting ICT spending

PETALING JAYA: The information communication technology (ICT) spending among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is expected to drop this year but it will grow from next year onwards, says SMI Association of Malaysia's ICT bureau chairman Lee Hwee Hsiung.

Community 23 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Small businessmen fed up with Govt red tape

JOHOR BARU: Red tape in applications for government funding has put off many Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) businessmen.