Cradle impact study conducted with Help University underlines its contribution to Malaysia from 2008 to 2016.
Some stickiness expected in labour market due to growing digital economy.
Living in uncertain times, Pikom concerned over potential changes in US economic policies and the threat of a slower Chinese economy.
The number of mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region reached 2.5 billion at the end of last year and will grow to 3.1 billion by 2020, according to a new GSMA study unveiled at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
Indonesia recognises the value of SMEs, and is intent on developing and boosting the sector via technology adoption and digitalisation, but these aspirations face on-going challenges, writes Masyitha Baziad in this second of three parts.
The strong greenback and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1 have hurt demand for ICT goods and services in the country, but the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) expects renewed spending in the fourth quarter of this year.
A combination of rising business opportunities and improved demand and cash-flow conditions encouraged Malaysia’s businesses to invest more in capital and staff in the last quarter of 2013, however there are dark clouds on the horizon, warned the ACCA and IMA.
The hyper-growth rates experienced by emerging economies in Asia offer great opportunities for commerce, but the shortage of relevant skill sets in the region may stifle its success, according to German software giant SAP.
The growth in the use of electronic payment products, such as credit and debit cards, added US$4.2 billion (RM13.17 billion) to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Malaysia, according to a study conducted for Visa by Moody’s Analytics, an independent provider of economic forecasting.
The Multimedia Development Corporation says that the MSC Malaysia’s 2011 performance was its best to date, showing strong growth and exceeding targets.