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Metro Biz 28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Headwinds for SMEs

THIS YEAR is expected to be an uncertain one for small and medium-size enterprises, say some entrepreneurs.

Views 14 Jul 2020 | 7:00 AM

On the move again but hurdles ahead

IT doesn’t rain but it pours. This year has not been smooth-sailing for the Penang government, which has been hit by a slew of bad news.

Metro News 25 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Strengthen buyers’ trust, real estate agents advised

WHILE statistics show a large segment of property buyers rely on the Internet and digital marketing, they will eventually seek advice from trusted real estate agents or real estate negotiators (RENs).

Community 27 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

S’porean gold award for green effort

ASPEN Group, a property development company based in Penang, received the ‘Green Mark Gold Award’ for its efforts in restoring a 1929 heritage building in Macalister Road, as its headquarters.

News 25 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium


Soft drink industry faces health challenges

Columns 18 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Moving beyond the local market

If 2015 was tough, business conditions this year may be even more challenging with the expected hike in minimum wages, electricity tariff and a further weakening of the ringgit. SMEs need to build up competencies and look at expanding their markets abroad.

Focus 25 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hangzhou showcases China’s new economy

It used to be that MNCs and state-owned firms were employers of choice, but a booming high-tech sector led by Alibaba is changing the country’s economy and work culture.