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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...

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...

Year 2015 Review/ Year 2016 – Sustainability and Resilience

Year 2015 saw Malaysia grappled with severe headwind on economic fronts, following unanticipated global commodity and currency shocks, financial market turbulence and sudden reversal of capital flows. Commodity prices tumbled, with oil prices down by more than 30%. The impact has affected MDV too. Amidst the success we have had in the previous years, 2015 saw some setbacks that we have had to address. Some of our loan accounts required restructuring while for some, loan loss provision has to...

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....

Attitudes towards failure changing

EARLIER this week I was interviewed by four MBA students from MIT’s Sloan School of Management on the tech ecosystem in Malaysia. The students were part of the Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab), a cool programme where student teams have delivered insights and analyses to more than 250 startups and growing companies in emerging markets around the world. The teams typically work on business problems with their host companies in areas such as strategic growth, new market entry, human...

IJN Uses Cutting-Edge Technology To Treat Congestive Heart Failure

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The National Heart Institute (IJN) expects to use its latest cutting-edge Mardil VenTouch device on more patients who are at high risk of conventional surgery as the procedure has been proven to be safe. "Patients who are at high risk of surgery are able to tolerate the therapy without any side effects," said IJN Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Dr Robaayah Zambahari. Two patients, suffering from serious congestive heart failure and leaking mitral valve,...

Biocon to start operations at Bio-XCell by end-2014

Indian biopharmaceutical company Biocon is all set to start operations at the 32.37-hectare Bio-XCell compound in Johor by the end of 2014. Biocon is one of Bio-XCell Sdn Bhd's clients besides France's metabolic explorer Agila Specialities and US-based Glycos Biotechnologies. Bio-XCell Chief Executive Officer Rizatuddin Ramli said all construction work for the Biocon site has been completed and once operations begin, the insulin provider will function non-stop together with other clients...

MDV Newsbytes (Week 2, Aug 2013)

It was a rather slow week last week, probably due to the Aidil Fitri festivities. Nevertheless, we bring you a recap of ICT, Biotech and GreenTech news which happened the week prior: An MoU was sign to conduct a feasibility study between Bintulu’s Hock Lee Group and international biotech company Beta Renewables to see the possibility of having a first commercial-scale biomass ethanol plant in the country. Agensi Inovasi Malaysia will be working closely with the Sarawak State Planning...

MDV Newsbytes – Week 1, August 2013

Last week’s exciting ICT, Biotech and GreenTech news: Bank Mualamat supports the government’s initiatives for green technology by launching the "Smart Green Mortgage for Solar Photovoltaic Feed-in Tariff Plan", offering financing services to its customers to purchase and install solar systems in their house. This plan offers a special deal via refinancing of customer's existing home financing facilities with Bank Muamalat and by the easy moving cost feature with the legal and valuation...
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