Business

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM237.26 billion Cumulative Committed Investments

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) announced that Iskandar Malaysia had recorded total cumulative committed investments of RM244.46 billion from 2006 until end September 2017. Of this total, 54% or RM131.09 billion represent investments that have been realised. To date, local investors had contributed RM149 billion (61%) to the total cumulative committed investments while the balance RM95 billion (39%) were contributed by foreign investors. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA

January Drill: Bob Muhamad Buhari Yusof – Residence Manager (Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri) 3

Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri was opened in February 2014 and features 204 units of luxury range of serviced apartments with hotel like services. Located at the very heart of Iskandar Puteri, Johor, the property is part of a development which also comprise of an integrated waterfront and marina, attracting a pool of significant investments. Hailing from Karak, Pahang is Muhamad Buhari Yusof, the Residence Manager of Somerset Puteri Harbour

Accumulating Wealth 20

Six Lessons I have learned as an Investor – continued In the previous issue, we discussed the first three lessons of my investing journey. To recall, they were ‘buy and hold’ (the right company), ‘invest in company with clear earning visibility’ and ‘spare some cash always’. As emphasised earlier, spare cash itself would not solve all your problems, as somehow you would buy an underperformed company, whether because of its

Malaysia Develops Infrastructure to Support Regional E-fulfilment Ambitions 1

Several major international retailers are opening logistics centres in Malaysia, furthering the country’s aim of becoming a regional distribution hub. In March, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced it would set up an integrated logistics and distribution facility in Kuala Lumpur, part of an initiative to develop a Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) in concert with the Malaysian government. Set to be launched in late 2019, the Alibaba facility will combine

December Drill: Asman Shah Bin Abd Rahman – Chief Executive Officer (J-Biotech) 2

Born and bred in Johor Bahru, Asman Shah Bin Abd Rahman holds a Bachelor of Economics and Law from University of Chiba, Japan. In 1995, he was appointed as the Assistant Director of Johor State Economic Planning Unit. Between the year of 2000 and 2004, Asman Shah served as the District Officer of Muar and Land Office of Kluang, Johor. Towards the end of 2004, he returned to the State

Digital Economy in the Spotlight as Malaysia Commits to Tech Expansion

Tech companies targeted as Digital Free Trade Zone launched These incentives come amid a broader national strategy designed to expand the digital economy. The tech industry has been identified as a key future growth driver, with the government rolling out a series of plans to improve digitalisation rates of businesses and boost the technological literacy of individuals. ICT-related businesses have accounted for 18.2% of GDP so far last year, according

Accumulating Wealth 20

Six Lessons I have learned as an Investor It has already been two years since our investment portfolio column started, and although it was challenging to demonstrate what and why we buy a business, it’s more interesting to see how those businesses perform subsequently amid the world’s uncertainty. In this issue, I’d like to share with you the six lessons I have learned throughout my 15 years of investing journey.

Malindo Air Enhance Customers’ Experience

Malindo Air, CAPA 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, has successfully implemented an omi-channel contact centre solution from Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, workforce optimisation, self-service and 6th time recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Outbound Systems Market  Share Leadership Award. The unified platform known as Aspect Unified IP helps to align Malindo Air’s customer care infrastructure and customer service processes

Oxford Business Group Teams up with the UK-ASEAN Business Council

The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) has signed an agreement with Oxford Business Group (OBG) to become an official research partner on the firm’s forthcoming regional country reports. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the UKABC will contribute to several of OBG’s publications, which are known for providing in-depth analysis of the economic developments taking place across emerging markets and the investment opportunities identified within each sector. Commenting after the

Nurturing Global Talents Right at Home

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and i2M Ventures signed a Strategic Partnership to create a ready pool of Global Business Service (GBS)-skilled talents equipped with GBS qualification and expertise. The partnership involves a sponsorship of 300 i2M Ventures ACCA GBS Diploma in support of growing the GBS investment in Iskandar Puteri. Signing the agreement on behalf of i2M Ventures was Managing Director, Zulfiqar Zainuddin while ACCA was represented