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Malaysia Looks to SEZs to Rebalance National Economic Growth

19 May 2017

Belt and Road investment priorities and need to boost northern states fuels expansion of Special Economic Zones....Read More

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MALAYSIA: Sarawak Imposes 6,000% Tax Hike to Protect Hill Timber

16 May 2017

The government of Sarawak state is to increase the tax on hill timber by more than sixty times, taking it from a maximum of RM0.80 (US$0.18) to RM50 (US$11.5) per cubic metre. The new rate will apply ...Read More

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Prospects for the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park and Kuantan Port

16 May 2017

In line with the Belt and Road Initiative, trade cooperation between Malaysia and China has been strengthened by the countries jointly establishing two industrial parks – one in Kuantan in Malaysia, t...Read More

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MALAYSIA: Compulsory Transhipment Ended for Goods Bound for Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan

8 May 2017

Sea freight to and from the states of Sarawak, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan will no longer be required to be transhipped at the Port of Klang....Read More

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Malaysia Looks to Digital Sector as Electronics Demand Declines

25 April 2017

With its electronics sector suffering from falling investment and growing competition, Malaysia sees digital infrastructure as the likely key its future economic success, with plans in place to launch...Read More

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Economic Shifts See LBFC Embrace Midshore Role and Sharia Finance

11 April 2017

Labuan, Malaysia's only offshore financial hub, has transformed itself as it looks to take on a lead role across SE Asia....Read More

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MALAYSIA: Statutory Bankruptcy Discharge and Higher Initiation Threshold Introduced

7 April 2017

Bankruptcy proceedings can now only be initiated against companies that owe RM50,000 (US$11,280) rather than the previous threshold of RM30,000 (US$6,768)....Read More

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Malaysian BRI Projects Well Underway Despite Environmental Concerns

2 March 2017

Seen from the outset as a key partner in bringing China's Belt and Road Initiative to fruition, Malaysia has made clear progress with regard to a number of related infrastructure projects, despite som...Read More

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Malaysia: Online Retailing Opportunities

24 Feb 2017

Online shopping is gaining popularity in Malaysia. Malaysian consumers are receptive to new brands and new product; therefore, they are the potential customers for Hong Kong companies. Online marketin...Read More

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Malaysia: A Leading Global Halal Food Hub

17 Feb 2017

It is estimated that the global Muslim population is about two billion. While the growth of the halal food market will primarily be driven by the increasing demand from Muslim, there is also a rising ...Read More

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Malaysian Jewellers See Off Global Brands with Bespoke, Online Sales

15 Feb 2017

Despite feeling the pinch from the on-going global downturn, many exhibitors at the Malaysia International Jewellery Festival remained buoyed by high-end sales, social-media success and the failure of...Read More

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Malaysian Fintech Sector Hampered by Mistrust and Skill Shortages

16 Jan 2017

Although fintech is finding a ready market in Malaysia, a number of challenges need to be overcome before such innovations can be widely implemented, including cultural concerns, regulatory shortcomin...Read More

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MALAYSIA: Port of Labuan Extends Operating Hours and Free Storage Period

13 Jan 2017

The container terminal at the East Malaysian port of Labuan will now operate for 126 hours a week, a significant increase on its previous 45 hours a week working schedule....Read More

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Thai Building Management Sector Boosted by New ASEAN Opportunities

22 Dec 2016

Although hampered by rising labour costs, the Thai facilities and property management sector has been bolstered by new government initiatives, growing eco-awareness and the huge opportunities opening ...Read More

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Asia-Pacific Surges Ahead as World's Leading Male Grooming Market

20 Dec 2016

Although consumer preferences vary from country to country, spend on male cosmetics is up across the whole region....Read More

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Vibrant Malaysian SME Sector in Need of Professional Services Input

14 Dec 2016

With keen government backing and a large domestic consumer base, Malaysia's SME sector is soaring, although its sustainability is being hampered by a lack of business acumen among many of the country'...Read More

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LinkedIn Emerges as Lead B2B Marketing Platform in Southeast Asia

6 Dec 2016

While Facebook has maintained its commanding position as the key social media channel for B2C marketing in Southeast Asia, LinkedIn is rapidly gaining ground among those companies looking to target hi...Read More

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International Packaging Sector Targets Indonesian Manufacturers

2 Dec 2016

With the largest population in ASEAN, Indonesia's fast developing manufacturing sector has become extremely attractive to many producers of packaging machinery, resulting in this year's AllPack event ...Read More

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Selfie Ubiquity Prompts Rethink of Cosmetics Marketing Across SE Asia

29 Nov 2016

Skincare companies look to enlist keen members of the selfie generation as peer-group friendly brand ambassadors....Read More

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Domestic Niche Players Jump Start Malaysia's B2B E-commerce sector

21 Nov 2016

With the global players failing to make an impact, several local start-ups have emerged to fill the B2B e-commerce gap....Read More

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