Items filtered by date: September 2018
Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:43

Sukuk Players Must Focus on Smart Technology

Sukuk industry players are urged to pay special attention to the power of smart technology to transform the industry to become a more transparent and better regulated industry, as well as to harvest low-hanging fruits by leveraging on this new and inspiring technology.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Haji Amiruddin Hamzah says the coming of the 4th Industrial Revolution will shape the way we used to do things in the past. The influence of smart technology, from Internet of Things (IoT) to big data analytics and artificial intelligence will leave its fingerprint in most, if not all sectors of life.

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In a complex and ever-changing landscape of the current Islamic capital markets, there is a need for a gathering of experts to understand and formulate innovative approaches to discover the potential and future of the most important Islamic capital market instrument: sukuk.

Sukuk, also known as an Islamic bond, is the most important and widely used Islamic financial instrument around the world. In recent years, sukuk has been used as an alternative to conventional bonds because of its flexibility and security it provides to both investors and issuers.

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CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have rolled out preferential financing rates for new hybrid vehicles and residential properties certified under the Green Building Index (“GBI”). 

The move marks another significant step towards the CIMB Group’s (“the Group”) embracing of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) principles Group-wide.

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Friday, 14 September 2018 12:49

KLCC Forges New Ties with North America!

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently announced its partnership with Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), an established thought leader in global destination marketing for meetings and conventions for more than 30 years, to help drive the venue’s presence and business opportunities in the North American market.

The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor explained, “We are excited to be working closely with MCIntl’s Managing Partners Michel Couturier and Jacqueline Hewitt, as well as their team, to expand us in-market reach and optimise our client engagement with North America.”

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PETRONAS, through its subsidiary PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), opened its Research and Technology Centre in Latin America, the largest facility dedicated to the development of fluid technology to meet the region’s automotive and industrial sector’s growing needs.

The Research & Technology (R&T) facility located at the PETRONAS Lubricants Brazil’s blending plant Contagem, Minas Gerais, focuses on development of the latest industrial fluids, lubricants and greases, while serving as a centre for technical expertise, customer assistance, product management and quality control activities.

Published in CORPORATE
Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:46

Catch The Predator with Kaspersky Lab

Predators including cyber predators are everywhere, and too often we don’t see them coming. With Kaspersky Lab you could catch THE PREDATOR (the sixth movie in the popular PREDATOR franchise) and possibly some cyber predators too!

THE PREDATOR directed and co-written by Shane Black (whose previous directorial credits include Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) see a new group of humans take on the predators again in a setting, and with a story line that echoes many of the top cyber predator protection tips that have been shared by Kaspersky Lab.

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Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) launched the MaGIC Amplify Accelerator aimed at increasing and intensifying the impact of already-accredited and non-accredited impact driven enterprises (IDEs) or social enterprises (SEs) in Malaysia.

This inaugural six-week programme provides capacity building access to existing IDEs through mentorship, upskilling programmes and necessary resources to amplify the impact of their solutions to society and the environment.

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BMW Malaysia today handed over a fleet of BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to be utilised at the upcoming Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) 2018.

The fleet will be utilised as the official cars at the landmark conference, taking place from 17th to 22nd September 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in which BMW Malaysia is the Official e-Mobility Partner.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:22

Government to continue giving Tourism a priority

Tourism development will continue to be given due attention by the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-led government in view of the industry's significant contribution to the nation's economy, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.

She said the industry had become the second largest foreign exchange earner for the country with 25.9 million tourist arrivals and RM82.2 billion in tourism revenue last year.

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Southeast Asia’s first robot for material handling, inventory management, metal bending and metal cutting became the highlight of a visit by Johor State International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee Chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse to a foreign-owned factory in Frontier Industrial Park here.

Puah had stopped by Hup Fatt Brothers Engineering Sdn Bhd (HFBE) during his working visit last week to Frontier, a pioneer in the Gated, Guarded and Regulated (GGR) concept in Desa Cemerlang developed by WB Land Sdn Bhd.

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