Items filtered by date: April 2018

Customers will get to enjoy freshly brewed coffee at selected PETRONAS stations, including Sabah and Sarawak.

The initiative caters to demand from coffeeholics who enjoy artisan coffee, which are hand-crafted, freshly brewed and barista-served. New on the coffee kiosk’s menu includes the Starbucks® Espresso Kaw Kaw which is exclusively crafted for PETRONAS customers. 

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AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad (AAGI) was recently named Malaysia’s Best Employer Brand for 2018 in the Malaysia’s Best Employer Brand Awards  fourth Edition, which was held at Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences.

Organised by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and Star of the Industry Group, and endorsed by Asian Confederation of Businesses, the Award recognises leading companies in Malaysia that have shown exemplary human resource practices that drive the company and its workforce.

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:25

CIMB offers zero-fee online fund transfers

CIMB Bank Berhad is waiving its fees performed on its online banking platform, CIMB Clicks as well as CIMB Clicks and CIMB EVA mobile apps, regardless of transaction amount.

CIMB revealed the Interbank GIRO (IBG) fee of RM0.11 per transaction and Instant Interbank Fund Transfer (IBFT) fee of RM0.53 per transaction will be waived and this will take effect immediately

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Malaysians can now savour McDonald’s take on nasi lemak, as they introduce the Nasi Lemak Burger to celebrate Malaysians’ love for the traditional and all-time favourite local food.

Available for a limited time only starting from April 26, the locally-inspired Nasi Lemak Burger is set to tantalize one’s taste buds made with a juicy coconut flavoured chicken thigh patty, coated with a cornflake crunch, and topped with a special sambal sauce, fried egg, caramelised onions, refreshing cucumber slices and all nestled in a chilli infused bun. 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:24

Blee on MyBazar Roadshow

In line with the government's initiative to encourage local businesses to go digital, MyBazar Malaysia, a social marketplace focused on local products and merchants, was appointed by Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to pilot Blee programme, an initiative under the eUsahawan programme.

Representing 76.5 per cent of businesses in Malaysia according to SME Corp, local, micro businesses are poised to become a major growth and employment engine in the country. 

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European Union-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) kicked off the second edition of Internet of Things (IoT) Trade Mission to Malaysia from April 23 until tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur. 

The annual trade summit sees participation of delegates from five international countries which are United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Portugal, France, and also a representative company from Malaysia.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:21

Islamic Finance Evolving to Meet Change

The growing importance of fintech and alternative investing were among the key trends highlighted at the second annual Franklin Templeton Islamic Forum held at the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur on 25 April, themed ‘Evolving with Times’. 

The forum focused on the evolution of investment opportunities within the context of broad-based growth and demand for Shariah-compliant investment strategies.

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Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad (Takaful Malaysia) today officially launched a Digitally-Assisted Medication Delivery Programme as part of the company’s digital strategy in spearheading new innovations in insurance. 

The launch witnessed the signing of a tripartite agreement with Ali Health Sdn Bhd, a member of the BP Healthcare Group of companies and a leading technology and healthcare services company and Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, an information technology service provider offering sales and business management along with technical support services. 

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Bursa Malaysia Bhd registered a Profit After Tax and Minority Interest (PATAMI) of RM63.8 million for the first quarter ended 31 March 2018 (1Q2018), an increase of 12.6% from RM56.6 million reported in the previous first quarter ended 31 March 2017 (“1Q2017”), and an increase of 15.4% compared to the preceding quarter ended 31 December 2017. 

Both cost-to-income ratio and annualised return on equity (“ROE”) saw improvements by 3 and 4 percentage points respectively. The growth in PATAMI is primarily due to higher operating revenue of RM144.8 million, a 7.5% increase from the previous corresponding quarter. Earnings per share for the first quarter rose to 7.9 sen from 7.0 sen in the previous corresponding quarter (after adjusting for the effects of the bonus issue). 

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Following the success of its first accelerator programme in 2017, SuperCharger Malaysia is now inviting applications from international FinTech companies to participate in SuperCharger Kuala Lumpur 2018 – a no equity, 12-week programme aimed at helping promising FinTech startups to establish and scale their business in Malaysia and beyond.

To reach an international audience of FinTech founders, SuperCharger is embarking on 2-month international roadshow - from the beginning of May until the end of June - spanning 8 different countries. The roadshow will begin in Sydney, and travel through Jakarta, Singapore, Shanghai, Paris, London, Hong Kong before ending in Kuala Lumpur.

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