Malaysia

‘New norm’ is shot-in-the-arm for e-commerce, businesses need to snap out of denial
Commerce.Asia sees 1,380% jump in transactions in Aug SME Asso of M’sia urges businesses to adopt digital technologies
Penjana Kapital launches RFP for US$290mil Dana Penjana Nasional fund
6 fund managers to be chosen, investing in four growth stages Prior track record required, demonstrate fundraising abilities On Fri, Sept 11, Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd released a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the Dana Penjana Nasional fund of funds programme, to select venture capital fund managers.
ScaleUp Malaysia Partners Singapore’s Quest Ventures to Take M'sian Solutions Global
Parties to jointly invest a fixed US$60,250 in up to 12 Malaysian firms Quest Ventures allocates US$1 mil for partnership, can invest directly as well
Mastercard, MDEC ink MoU to spur e-commerce, foster financial inclusion among micro SMEs
Mastercard and MDEC will now collaborate to support industry partners in facilitating the rollout of Mastercard’s payments and business technologies with the aim to help MSMEs digitalise.
CPA Australia survey reveals Fintech usage increases among Malaysian businesses
Adoption driven by need to up business efficiency, 56.3% identifying this as key Increase of 13.9% in number of businesses in Malaysia using fintech lending in 2019 [Article updated with additional information at 2.50pm, 2 Sept.]
UEM Group Enables Data-Driven Decision-Making with Cloud Move
PLUS, UEM Edgenta & UEM Sunrise digitise procurement, finance, HR functions UEM Edgenta saving almost 50% business time to close its books every month
iTrain Asia & Asia E University to Produce 1000 Digital Specialists by 2022 with 1st Micro Credentials Programme
Non-tech grads to be trained in Data Engineering, UX Design, AI by year 2022 Programme designed to create more tech inventors instead of tech consumers
MDEC, Huawei Sign MoU to spearhead Malaysia as ASEAN Digital Hub
Partnership will see sharing of best practices and knowledge-sharing Huawei picks KL as Asia-Pac regional HQ due to Malaysia’s stature
MDEC Chairman calls for Malaysia 5.0 framework to spur nation’s digital economy
An economic coalition to serve society in its migration into the digital age MDEC to meet responsibility to integrate society, ensure equitable participation
LokaLocal’s Virtual Tours offer travellers a taste of Malaysia
Can be integrated with booking systems, run guided online tours Try-before-you-buy allows global travellers to make better decisions
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