GDP

SME contribution to Malaysian GDP rises to 38.3%, valued at US$126.3b
SME GDP growth outperforms overall GDP growth of 4.7% in 2018 (2017: 5.7%).
Cradle contributes substantially to country’s GDP and jobs
Cradle impact study conducted with Help University underlines its contribution to Malaysia from 2008 to 2016.
Digital economy and automation to impact Malaysian labour market
Some stickiness expected in labour market due to growing digital economy.
Pikom remains bullish on ICT sector despite GDP downgrade
Living in uncertain times, Pikom concerned over potential changes in US economic policies and the threat of a slower Chinese economy.  
Asia Pacific to add 600mil new mobile subscribers by 2020: GSMA study
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.
Indonesian SMEs Part II: Lack of data, coordination and will
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.
Malaysian ICT spending to recover after September
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.
Malaysian business confidence up, dark clouds on horizon
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.
Avert skill set crunch by applying better analytics: SAP
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.
Electronic payments stimulate economic growth in Malaysia: Visa
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.
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