Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (578113-A)
The Nation’s Leading Technology Financier
MOSTI

Category Archive for: ‘Knowledge Snippets’

Image002

#BTATechBytes : Bionik’s ARKE Exoskeleton in Clinical Development to Integrate Voice Commands with Amazon’s Alexa

“We are excited to complete the integration of Amazon’s Echo and Alexa into our ARKE exoskeleton, combining the power of Amazon’s voice-activated technologies with our powerful assistive robotic solutions for the next evolution in treating consumer immobility,” Bionik co-founder and COO Michal Prywata said in a news release. “In building ARKE, we had one goal in mind — to empower the user to take back their mobility and regain the ability to complete tasks that the rest of us deem...

Comprehensive Risk Assessment By MDV

Managing risks is at the core of managing any financial organization. It is about making tactical and strategic decisions to control risk and to exploit any available opportunities. Lending involves uncertainties and uncertainties lead to risks. There is no written formula to mitigate or diminish these uncertainties entirely because there are elements which would be beyond our control. Best is to predict what could go wrong during the tenure of a facility and to have mitigating factors to...

Tips to Customers for Smooth Financing Disbursement

As MDV’s core business is project financing, and any project worth its salt entails a delivery deadline, hence timely financing in most cases will make or break the success of a project . Now as a customer with a project in hand and needing the funds to kick start it without further delay, here are some useful tips to help you smoothen and speed up the disbursement process. As they say, its all in the cash flow. Start early by getting involved even before the financing is approved by...

Contract Financing with Government of Malaysia

As the economy indicates more uncertainty rather than stability, MDV may need to explore on financing of government contracts to ensure our portfolios are more diversified with better risk profile. Nevertheless, there are challenges need to be addressed, which are as follows:- a) Commercial Banks Commercial Banks pose biggest challenge to MDV as they have better resources to finance contract from governments. The Banks have strong networking with the suppliers/vendors/contractors through...

Business Resilience

The world has seen much turbulence as we march into the New Year of 2016 with oil prices continuing to hit record lows never seen before in 13 years. Economic superpower, China, whom has enjoyed many years of double-digit economic prosperity saw its stock market spiralling down and lost over 30% in the last 6 months. China is expected to record positive growth of its economy albeit at a slower single-digit rate in the coming years. Over at the other capitalist side of the world, just as the...

Continuing To Support National Technology Agenda

Happy New Year! As MDV crosses over to 2016, new strategies and action plans will be undertaken to continue our support of the Government’s technology sector agenda towards achieving developed nation status with high income, and one that is inclusive and sustainable. 2015 had marked a number of key strategic and operational achievements, where MDV extended project and contract financing facilities to Malaysia’s technology companies and key focus areas such as the renewable energy sector....

Environmental companies to establish green bank

Listed environmental companies will establish a private joint-stock bank, China Securities Journal reported on Monday. The China Environment Chamber of Commerce and Sound Group, a Beijing-based environmental technology development company, announced the development at a forum on Sunday. The bank will be established by eight to 10 listed environmental companies with 5 billion yuan to 6 billion yuan ($823 million to $988 million) in registered capital, according to the plan. It aims to...
11713SolarMusiciStockphoto 13838503080931

Good Vibrations Boost Solar Cell Performance

If you feel the energized by the sounds of your favorite band, you are not alone. Solar cells, it turns out, could have the same reaction. Music vibrations boost the energy output of solar cells that contain nanorods. So says a new study from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. The high frequency of pop and rock music cause vibrations that increased the energy generation of solar cells with clusters of nanorods. Scientists had already known that straining zinc...
1385461 10153416180925445 1350668666 N

3D Printing – an IP Infringement?

I was catching up on my TV shows – it’s been far and few between; and had an interesting episode where the criminal used a gun made out of 3D printer in CSI. While traditional printing only allows for 2D, 3D printers allows for output objects with width, height and depth. How it does it is it lays down layer after layer of material. The multiple layers are printed on top of the other with the end product pretty much looking like the real McCoy. There are technicalities involved, but...

Trading lung cancer for biofuel

Usually when the word tobacco and any topic related to tobacco brings to mind one thing: smoking. And depending on your preference, it could either bring a feeling of bliss and calmness or nausea and disgust. But what if the smart people behind modern science have discovered another most socially acceptable use for tobacco plants that won’t result in disfigured babies and limbs on its packaging material? Researchers have genetically engineered the leaves and stems of tobacco plants so that...
Page 3 of 3123
Best viewed with Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 1.5 and Flash Player 8 and above.
© 2013 Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad. All rights reserved. Please read our Disclaimer