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IPOH, July 26 (Bernama) -- Grants and soft loans totalling RM218.34 million had been channelled to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Perak since January until June 30 this year. Religious and Islamic Education, Rural and Entrepreneur Development Committee Chairman Asmuni Awi said among the grants and soft loans provided were Business Accelerator Programme which amounted to RM18 million and Shariah-compliant SME Financing Scheme totalling RM28.23 million.

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SHAH ALAM, July 26 (Bernama) -- About 140 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) had succeeded in supplying their products to Tesco hypermarkets nationwide up to the first quarter of this year. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said of the total, 106 were Bumiputera suppliers.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Bernama) --The new Pakatan Harapan-led government is looking at the digital initiatives mooted by the previous Barisan Nasional government to move the industry forward. "I can't say what the (the initiatives) are, be it some aid or incentives, but yes, we are looking into that because this is the way to move (the digital industry) forward," said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Bernama) --Malaysia's foreign direct investment (FDI) recorded net inflows of RM41 billion in 2017, slightly lower than the RM47 billion secured the previous year, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia. Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the FDI inflow last year was mainly channelled to the services sector (48.2 per cent), particularly to the real estate, financial and insurance/takaful and information and communication activities.

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Selasa, 24 Julai 2018 10:07

Govt hopes to table SST bill next week

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the government hopes to table the new Sales and Services Tax (SST) bill in parliament next week. “Keep your fingers crossed; hopefully, [the bill will be tabled] by next week. It is in the pipeline,” Liew told reporters at the parliament lobby yesterday. We will prepare the memorandum and submit it to the cabinet for approval [first]. I don’t think we will meet any resistance [in the cabinet],” he added.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development aims to strengthen the economic contribution of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which currently stood at 36 per cent of the country's Gross Domestic Product and fine-tuning the existing blueprint for the SME community. Its Minister, Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, said the ministry would focus on bringing sustainability to SMEs to ensure the community is not left behind in global markets.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya may not have any leeway to cut the corporate tax rate in the short to medium term, but economists say there are other approaches it can consider to ease the cost of doing business. UOB Malaysia senior economist Julia Goh said the government can look into the processes of setting up a business, reducing the number of government contact points for a start-up, and compliance costs.

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Innovation is critical for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to jump on the circular economy bandwagon, says Azim Pawanchik, innovation strategist at Alpha Catalyst Consulting Sdn Bhd. He says Berlin-based backyard start-up Kaffeeform is a good example. Julian Lechner, the founder of the company, turns coffee grounds into coffee cups when most people only think of throwing the grounds away or using them as fertiliser.

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More personal computer refurbishing and recycling companies are needed in Malaysia to push the circular economy agenda and end the “take, make, use and dispose” model in the local IT industry, says Chan Weng Hong, general manager of sales, products and marketing at Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd. He says the consumption of IT hardware in the country is huge. Some 11 million PCs were shipped to Malaysia in the past five years alone, despite the fact that the country only has a population of 31 million. At the end of their productive life cycles, these PCs typically end up in landfills.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) --The government expects to hit the 5.5-6.0 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for this year in line with the forecast by Bank Negara Malaysia. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia is an open, diversified economy and even with the adverse impact of the ongoing global trade war, Malaysia will be growing by at least 5.0 per cent for the next several years.

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