Apps and smart phones. One in every four Malaysian owns a smartphone. But is Malaysia actively participating in the digital media industry? Have Malaysians recognised the importance of apps in for the future growth of their businesses?
Local vs. International firms, who will win?
Malaysia is now the fourth most popular investment destination for multinational corporations in Asia. Local firms better step up their game in the face of incoming MNCs.
Providing education is a popular theme in many corporate community investment strategies in the region. However, this trend is starting to face critical examination by stakeholders who question its impact. For example, some are asking whether companies have the resources to deliver good quality education.
Helen Read has started five successful companies. How do you get anything started – be it a friendship, club, service project or company?
Cultivating real friendships at work can be tricky. If you’re boss, a close friendship with a subordinate can be misconstrued as favouritism. It’s hard to discipline or dismiss a friend. So it’s no surprise that we talk about professional conduct at work.
Imagine the value of the palm oil industry when the biomass (waste) that comes out of oil palm processing and harvesting is monetised.
Malaysia’s end-November palm oil stocks rose 2.3% month-on-month and 22% year-on-year to a record high of 2.56 million tonnes. Exports were weaker than expected and production from Sabah surprised on the upside.
How does a Malaysian company with limited resources build a brand?
Southeast Asia is now the centre of the oleochemicals industry and soon an Oleon plant will be set up in Malaysia rather than Indonesia. What are the reasons for Oleon to set up a plant in Malaysia rather than Indonesia?
Dr Mohamed Ali Abu Bakar, CEO of Clinical Research Malaysia has started to put the pieces into place to position Malaysia as a Clinical Research destination. Can he get the attention of the global pharmaceutical players though?
Medical devices industry in Malaysia: What can we do to expand this industry in Malaysia?
Can the ETP really drive Malaysia towards high-income nation status?
What can the Competition Act 2010 offer entrepreneurs?
One Malaysian quits his career with Goldman Sachs on Wall Street to return home and make a difference. Ong Shien Jin sees computing skills as a critical asset for career growth and sets up a talent academy to help push this.
The Vice Chancellor of UCSI University, Dr Robert Bong, gives his take on the attractiveness of Malaysia as an emerging education hub and points to one area which prevents more international players from coming in.
What are some of the key trends you see today that will affect education as a business?
Internationalization: Are we lack of exposures and resources to embrace “education without borders”?
With cut-backs, uncertainty and more red tape, can our construction industry survive?
Good financial regulation provides a stable financial environment for doing business in Malaysia. But what are the challenges faced by Vistage community?