Tag Asean

Malaysia invites China, ASEAN countries to join MyPAIR

BEIJING: Malaysia has invited China and other ASEAN countries to join in the Malaysia Partnerships and Alliances in Research (MyPAIR) programme to carry out scientific-based learning. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad said the programme aimed to jointly…

RCEP is ASEAN’s investment magnet

KUALA LUMPUR: The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) and non-ASEAN Business Council are ramping up efforts to increase and facilitate trade and investment opportunities within the region to leverage the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) which came into force earlier…

State delegates call on PM

KUCHING: A delegation from the state government led by the Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan called on the Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya yesterday. The visit was aimed to…

Malaysia-China trade on upward trend

SIBU: Bilateral trade between Malaysia and China continues to buck the trend despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The bilateral trade volume between Malaysia and China reached US$176.8 billion, a year-on-year increase of 34.5 per cent,” said the Prime…

STIDC explores business with Italy, Asean

KUCHING: Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) officials explored business collaborations with Italian and ASEAN counterparts recently. The ASEAN-Italy Economic Relations Dialogue was held in Kuala Lumpur on July 5-6. In a press statement, STIDC stated that the dialogue was…

I remember …

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman, American poet VOICE OF ASEAN is a very ambitious project – it brings 10 countries together in one platform, where we leverage on…

Efficient cross-border payment is critical

KUALA LUMPUR: It is critical for a small and highly open economy such as Malaysia to have an efficient cross-border payment service to support trade and commerce with its neighbouring countries as well as all countries worldwide. Bank Negara Malaysia…

Go digital, Abang Jo says it again

By Ma Chee Seng & Natasha Jee KUCHING: Digital transformation is the key to higher productivity and increased efficiency, said Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg. The Premier stressed the urgent need to enhance productivity to remain competitive…

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