MAKING THE RIGHT PIVOT TO ADAPT TO CHANGING TIMES
The arrival of the pandemic has disrupted industries both globally and nationwide. Much like its peers, the property industry was left to face an unprecedented number of shifts and along with the shifts, came the impact as well.
THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2020
In an unprecedented year, businesses faced both struggles and opportunities in the midst of a pandemic. With more focus on digitalisation, the business community have found themselves in a shift that is changing the way Malaysian consumers behave with technology, requiring a more seamless and effective experience.
OFFERING USERS A SMOOTHER DRIVE
As a car enthusiast, Gim Teck Yew is constantly looking into changing and with newer models entering the market more often, he found selling his old cars a hassle.
MAKING THE SUSTAINABLE CHOICE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Sustainability has been at the forefront of business discussions in recent years, making it an unavoidable topic that every business needs to be aware of as we preserve our world for future generations in everything we do for our people, planet and community.
LEVERAGE INTERNET PENETRATION TO EXPAND E-COMMERCE MARKET
Sofea Azahar is Research Analyst at EMIR Research, a think tank focused on strategic policy recommendations based on rigorous research.
EXIM BANK CONTINUES TO BE PREFERRED TRADE FINANCIER FOR GLOBAL BUSINESSES
Despite the challenging Covid-19 situation and decline in oil prices, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) continues to be the preferred trade financier and advisor of global businesses, as it finds ways to lend its support to Malaysian businesses by financing their cross-border projects.
DRIVING DIGITAL RECOVERY THROUGH SMES
BusinessToday speaks to Facebook Malaysia’s Country Director, Nicole Tan on the importance of SMEs leveraging digital tools to expand their offerings and why platforms like Facebook hold the responsibility in helping the community
E-PEDAGOGY: STIMULATING THE PHYSICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE USING EDTECH
Schools across the Asia Pacific were caught off guard and unprepared when the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
A RAY OF LIGHT IN 2021...?
No one would have thought that the economy this year is going to be in recession although I have been toying with such an idea since 2018. Back then, the yield curve inversion in the US Treasury markets really caught my attention.
Mental Health And The Effects On The Economy
Jamari Mohtar and Tam Mei Si are part of the research team of EMIR Research, an independent think tank focused on strategic policy recommendations based on rigorous research.
THE GOVERNMENT CAN SPEND MORE
The Malaysian economy is recovering quite decently although the level of pessimism are still prevalent. For starters, the monthly GDP series saw smaller contraction in June at -3.2 percent from 28.6 percent in April. This is understandable as the Movement Control Order (MCO) was in full blast from March 18 to early May. The total industry volume (TIV) for the automotive sector jumped from an all-time low of 141 units in April to 22,960 units in May and accelerated further to 56,444 units in September.
IN FACING COVID-19, MALAYSIA PIVOTED, PRIORITISED AND PROGRESSED TO HOST APEC VIRTUALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Over 20,000 working hours throughout the year involving delegates from 21 Asia Pacific economies. And the year-long feat is far from over. Malaysia placed itself on the world map by pulling off a spectacular feat – by hosting the Asian Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) 2020 virtually for the first time in the summit’s history. The country has thus set the benchmark as New Zealand revealed plans to host next year’s summit in a similar fashion.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Social enterprise, Gold speaks to BusinessToday on their commitment to change perspectives and lives for many in the society
WEALTHTECH TO ENABLE COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT
Speaking of a comfortable retirement, Malaysians often rely on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) as a source of savings. According to EPF Malaysia, 64 percent of EPF members aged 54 have less than RM50,000 in their savings. And, most members spend all their EPF savings within 3 to 5 years.
BRINGING INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY TO THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
According to the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020, Malaysia ranked 11th as the Top 100 Emerging Ecosystem, with an ecosystem valuation of RM 63.5 billion. The study further rated Malaysia as an ideal startup location, citing low prices, high quality of life and expertise, coupled with strong government support as primary reasons for entrepreneurs to either start or move their companies to Malaysia.
BEWARE OF WASTE DISPOSAL EPIDEMIC!
Afifah Suhaimi is Research Assistant at EMIR Research, an independent think tank focused on strategic policy recommendations based on rigorous research.
Post Covid-19 Pandemic: Going Forward With Sustainable Trade
Evelyn S. Devadason is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya.
ENABLING A SEAMLESS DIGITAL TRANSITION FOR SMES NATIONWIDE
BusinessToday speaks to Amanda Chin, Chief Executive Officer of Revenue Monster, a financial technology company aiming to create a more integrated digital ecosystem in Malaysia
PROPTECH AND THE PANDEMIC
Digitisation and PropTech (property technology) have been buzzwords in recent years, but following the impact of Covid-19 and the various Movement Control Orders (MCOs) on businesses and industry as a whole in Malaysia, they have become realities for home seekers, agents, developers and financial institutions alike.
HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT BUDGET 2021?
Budget 2021 is expected to be tabled on November 6. The session will be the first -by the current government and it is also the first in a very long time to be affected by a crisis, a healthcare crisis particularly.
DONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS HIT WALL STREET
Together with the first TV debate, the US election campaign is entering the hot phase, but the electorate has moved again, and this may well challenge Wall Street.
WHAT IS THE KEY TO DIGITALISATION? HEALTH METRICS SAYS “RETHINK YOUR EMPLOYEE REWARDS PROGRAM!”
One of the most apparent changes caused by the Covid-19 crisis is the heightened necessity of digital transformation for business survival.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR THE RETAIL CIO: CONNECTING DIGITAL WITH PHYSICAL
Digital is certainly disrupting retail. Today’s shoppers are multichannel, and they expect amazing experiences as they move through the web and apps on their mobile devices for the shopping journey.
KEEPING MALAYSIANS CONNECTED AND AT HEART
BusinessToday speaks to Idham Nawawi, Celcom’s Chief Executive Officer on his journey with the company, the changes the telco player has undergone and what is in store for the company
EARTH HEIR: CHANGING MINDSETS NATIONWIDE
BusinessToday speaks to Earth Heir on changing mindsets as a social enterprise and creating social impact along the way.
BUDGET 2021 WISHLIST
The upcoming Budget 2021 session will be tabled on November 6 and the session this year is expected to be different following the healthcare crisis that have taken place. BusinessToday speaks to business leaders and industry experts on what should considered by the government in the coming session.
BUDGET 2021 : WISHLIST FOR LOGISTICS PLAYERS
The upcoming Budget 2021 is set to be a much more conservative one compared with previous year.
ROAD TO RECOVERY
Dr Afzanizam has 18 years of experience in investment research, especially in the field of economics and capital market. He is also a regular commentator in the media as well as an academic adviser for some local universities.
WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS; WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN
Jamie Loh is the Co-Founder of The Asher Park (Community Social Enterprise). It is her vision and message for all sentient beings on planet Earth.
TAKE A CHANCE ON THEM!
Roshan Thiran is the Founder & CEO of the Leaderonomics Group. He constantly reminds his employees at Leaderonomics that every story has many sides to it.