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Jobs await in global business services

MANY may be surprised to know that Malaysia is at the forefront of Global Business Services (GBS).


Big win for CEOs in the making

SHOCKED, excited, ecstatic – these were the feelings a team of four young leaders could not contain as they came out tops in the Year 1 Grand Finale of the Axiata Young CEO Development Programme (YCDP)


Reflections on Budget 2017

The hoopla over the annual budget has come and gone. And while some good measures were announced, Budget 2017 fails to reckon with one of the country’s most pressing issues: the shrinking domestic demand ravaged by the GST and depreciating ringgit.


News in brief

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has targeted to draw about 2,000 eUsahawan participants to join the just-launched eU@Marketplace programme by 2017.



Malaysia’s digital economy is expected to contribute more than 20% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020, exceeding the earlier target of 18.2%, set under the 11th Malaysia Plan.


A welcome boost for startups

STARTUPS have been in the limelight for a while now, and it’s timely that the community was highlighted in Budget 2017.



The Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Bill, expected to be tabled in Parliament in December, would help SMEs achieve their targets for exports and contribution to GDP by 2020.


SMEbiz news in brief

Alipay got its start in 2004 as a way for the customers of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to more easily buy goods online. Now the business’s parent company may be worth US$75bil — more than Goldman Sachs Group Inc.


E-commerce industry players hold forum on consumer confidence

STAKEHOLDERS in e-commerce need to work closely with each other to explore issues, build discourse and find solutions to advance the industry, said Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (Sitec) chief executive Yong Kai Ping.


Online’s just fine

Local online food store, Foodmarket, notable for offering local delicacies, turned one this April. Founder-CEO Engku Isa Al-Husam says it’s been a challenging and rewarding 12 months so far. ZIEMAN reports.