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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2011’

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MEPS to redraw mobile banking map

-Business Times- THE Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd (MEPS), best known for its interbank automated teller machines (ATM) withdrawal service, is working on transforming mobile banking. This means that it will develop a system where every bank and telecommunication company (telco) in the country will be linked up. Group managing director Mohd Suhail Amar Suresh said the adoption of mobile banking is now limited as banks do not tie up with all telco companies. “MEPS is...
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E-scooter boost for carbon emission reduction

-The Star- KUALA LUMPUR: New electric scooters in line with the go-green goal have been launched to complement efforts to reduce air polluting vehicle emission. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said his ministry had identified the transportation sector where green technology would be implemented. He added that the sector was the second highest contributor of carbon emissions, behind the industrial sector. Eco-friendly bikes: Models unveiling...

MPOB: Only 10 biodiesel plants operating

THE government has issued 60 biodiesel manufacturing licences as at end-February 2011 but only less than one fifth has started production. Biodiesel (B5) in Malaysia is a blend of 5 per cent palm methyl ester and regular diesel. According to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) data, only 10 biodiesel plants were operating last year, despite some 29 biodiesel plants having been established with total production capacity of 3.37 million tonnes per year. “These plants were operating on and off,...

Mavcap expects to seal 15 new deals by year-end

-Business Times | March 17, 2011 THE country’s largest venture capital company Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) expects to close up to 15 new investment deals worth up to RM15 million each by end- 2011. Its vice-president for investments Renee Marcia Ramesh said currently, most of the deals are already in the final stages, involving mainly those in the information communication technology (ICT) sector. “We are reviewing between 50 and 60 applications for seed...

IQ-Dagang: Turning ideas into viable business

-Business Times- SME Bank Bhd has launched a new programme, IQ-Dagang, which aims to nurture entrepreneurs’ ideas and turn them into commercialised products and services. Under the programme, existing or budding small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can submit their ideas to SME Bank’s website or through its 18 branches nationwide. The business idea or plan will then undergo various screening processes, namely idea generation, development and refinement, loan submission and...
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IQ-Dagang: Turning ideas into viable business

-Business Times- SME Bank Bhd has launched a new programme, IQ-Dagang, which aims to nurture entrepreneurs’ ideas and turn them into commercialised products and services. Under the programme, existing or budding small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can submit their ideas to SME Bank’s website or through its 18 branches nationwide. The business idea or plan will then undergo various screening processes, namely idea generation, development and refinement, loan submission and...

Forum discusses green technology

-The Star Online | March 11, 2011 AS MORE consumers turn to cleaner energy and eco-friendly products, many businesses too are starting to look towards green technology as the preferred solution. Fuelled by Government grants and passionate entrepreneurs, green technology is the topic of discussion by a panel of experts in environmental research and development in a forum at Inti International College Subang (IICS). “We stand at a crossroads. There will be many political, economic,...

Record sukuk issuance forecast

THE global sukuk issuance this year is expected to surpass the record set in 2007 as Malaysia continues to offer the ability to arrange Islamic bonds in different currencies. Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said a total of US$35 billion (RM106.4 billion) of sukuk were issued globally last year, of which two-fifths or US$13.8 billion (RM41.95 billion), originated from Malaysia. “From the approvals that we have given and the Securities Commission has given, we...
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