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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Palm Oil and Government Funds Boost Malaysian Pharma Sector

17 Nov 2016

Many attendees at this year's Pharma+Bio Asia 2016 event confessed themselves somewhat disappointed with the overall slowdown in the sector, a situation only alleviated slightly by government incentiv...Read More


Certification: The Key to Accessing ASEAN’s Halal Market podcast

15 Nov 2016

Today, the term "halal" refers to far more than just food that Muslims can consume in strict accordance with Islamic law. It also represents a substantial global business sector. With the global Musli...Read More


MALAYSIA: More Profit, Less Tax Package Unveiled for 2017 and 2018 Assessment Years

28 Oct 2016

Companies becoming more profitable in Malaysia are set to pay a lower level of tax under a new initiative unveiled as part of the country’s National Budget....Read More


MALAYSIA: Pilot Phase of Streamlined Intra-ASEAN Customs Clearance Set to Commence

11 Oct 2016

The pilot phase of the National Single Window (NSW) system will begin this month. The system, designed to streamline customs clearance, will eventually be fully integrated with the ASEAN Single Window...Read More


Natural Ingredients and Multipurpose Items Dominate Thai Beauty Show

3 Oct 2016

The future is looking good for beauty products across Asia according to exhibitors at this year's Beyond Beauty ASEAN event, with market growth and an appetite for natural and multi-function products ...Read More


Modern Consumerism in ASEAN: An Ever Evolving Retail Landscape video

21 Sept 2016

Retail sales in major ASEAN countries are expected to rise along with rapid economic growth. Brick-and-mortar shops will remain the dominant distribution channel in ASEAN countries. However e-commerce...Read More


MALAYSIA: Per Square Metre Licensing Fee Levied on Labuan-based Businesses

7 Sept 2016

Toys and electronics manufacturers operating in Labuan, a federal territory of Malaysia, will now be obliged to pay a RM2.5 (US$0.61) per square metre (sqm) annual licensing fee. The fees form part of...Read More

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