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IPO Seminar 2016 - Leveling up SMEs through “Stairway to Listing”

SME Corp. Malaysia today hosted more than 100 participants from private companies, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for the Initial Public Offering (IPO) Seminar 2016 - “Stairway to Listing. The event aims to support the Government’s agenda in assisting local SMEs raise capital and their respective profiles, as well as for the SMEs to gain a better understanding of the processes and procedures involved in a public fund raising exercise. The Seminar was jointly organised by SME Corp. Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad and Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU). YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, was the Guest of Honour and participated in the dialogue session with SMEs.

YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed at the IPO Seminar 2016 - “Stairway to Listing” held at SME Corp. Malaysia

Dialogue with the Minister and Panel Discussion

YB Minister was interviewed by the Media

 

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4th SME Business Advisory Panel (SBAP) Meeting

YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) chaired the 4th SME Business Advisory Panel (SBAP) Meeting held at SME Corp. Malaysia today. With the aim of providing insights and views on enhancing SME development in Malaysia, this Meeting serves as a platform for industry players and subject matter experts to share their views and knowledge pertaining to entrepreneurship and SME development strategies, in order to spur the growth of SMEs in the country.

The meeting today deliberated on “Alternative Funding as an Enabler for Aspiring SMEs”, in line with the Government’s aspiration in closing the gap between start-ups and early stage financing. This meeting was attended by representatives from the private sector, business and industry associations, academicians, as well as relevant Government Ministries and Agencies.

YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed in conversation with CEO of Bursa Malaysia before the meeting starts

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LAWATAN KERJA RASMI Y.B DATUK HJ AHMAD BIN HJ MASLAN, TIMBALAN MENTERI (INDUSTRI) MITI KE SYARIKAT FRIZ & FRY FOOD INDUSTRIES DAN SYARIKAT RYVERRA CHOCOLATE & CONFECTIONERY SDN. BHD, AMPANG, SELANGOR
 

LAWATAN KERJA RASMI Y.B DATUK HJ AHMAD BIN HJ MASLAN, TIMBALAN MENTERI (INDUSTRI) MITI KE SYARIKAT FRIZ & FRY FOOD INDUSTRIES DAN SYARIKAT RYVERRA CHOCOLATE & CONFECTIONERY SDN. BHD, AMPANG, SELANGOR AMPANG, SELANGOR YB Datuk Haji Ahmad bin Haji Maslan, Timbalan Menteri (Industri) Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) mengadakan lawatan kerja rasmi ke Syarikat Friz & Fry Food Industries dan Syarikat Ryverra Chocolate & Confectionery Sdn. Bhd. pada 25 Ogos 2016. Kedua-dua syarikat ini merupakan usahawan perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) di bawah industri makanan dan minuman (F&B). Lawatan ini turut disertai oleh wakil-wakil daripada MITI serta agensi di bawahnya.

Friz & Fry Food Industries merupakan sebuah syarikat pengeluar kuih muih tradisional secara sejuk beku manakala Ryverra Chocolate & Confectionery Sdn. Bhd. pula merupakan syarikat pengeluar coklat buatan Malaysia.  Tujuan lawatan ini adalah untuk meninjau kejayaan kedua-dua syarikat dalam...


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The 8th Meeting of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Trade Negotiation Committee (AHKTNC) and Other Related Working Group Meetings
The 8th Meeting of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Trade Negotiation Committee (AHKTNC) and Other Related Working Group Meetings is currently being held from 21 to 26 August 2016 at the MITI Tower. The Meeting is attended by more than 250 delegates from all ASEAN Member States (except Myanmar), the ASEAN Secretariat and Hong Kong, China (HKC). This is the first ASEAN meeting ever hosted at the MITI Tower. Malaysia’s Chief Negotiator for the AHKFTA is Pn. Wan Suraya, Deputy Secretary General (Strategy and Monitoring) of MITI.   The ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement negotiations commenced in July 2014 after receiving endorsement from ASEAN Leaders in 2013. Overall, the negotiations have progressed and is on track towards conclusion of a mutually beneficial AHKFTA by the end of 2016.   During the Meeting, Malaysia also took the opportunity to introduce some Malaysian fruits to the AHKTNC delegates showcasing local manggis, rambutan, dokong and durian. This was warmly received...
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LAWATAN KERJA YB DATUK HJ. AHMAD BIN HJ. MASLAN, TIMBALAN MENTERI (INDUSTRI) MITI KE PREMIS INDUSTRI DI PULAU PINANG
YB Datuk Haji Ahmad bin Haji Maslan, Timbalan Menteri (Industri) MITI mengadakan lawatan kerja rasmi ke Nashmir Capsule Sdn. Bhd. iaitu sebuah kilang di bawah industri farmaseutikal dan Syarikat Hang Tuah Sdn. Bhd. iaitu kilang di bawah industri makanan dan minuman (F&B) pada 23 Ogos 2016 bermula dari jam 12.30 tengahari – 4.00 petang. Lawatan ini turut disertai oleh wakil daripada MITI Pulau Pinang serta agensi di bawah MITI di Pulau Pinang. Tujuan lawatan ini adalah untuk meninjau kejayaan kedua-dua syarikat dalam industri farmaseutikal dan F&B. Nashmir Capsule Sdn. Bhd. yang mengeluarkan empty hard gelatin capsules ini telah mendapat Lesen Pengilang MITI pada tahun 2011. Syarikat ini telah menerima insentif galakan daripada Kerajaan dan produk keluarannya adalah untuk pasaran domestik dan juga dieksport ke Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos dan Thailand. Nilai pelaburan syarikat ialah sebanyak RM2 juta dan nilai jualan tahunan ialah sebanyak RM8.1 juta. Syarikat Hang Tuah...
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LAWATAN BADAN DIKLAT PEMERINTAH PROVINSI JAWA BARAT, INDONESIA KE KEMENTERIAN PERDAGANGAN ANTARABANGSA DAN INDUSTRI (MITI)
23 Ogos 2016 - Badan Diklat Pemerintah Provinsi Jawa Barat, Indonesia telah mengadakan lawatan ke MITI hari ini bermula jam 2.00 – 4.00 petang. Lawatan diketuai oleh Bapak H. Engkus Sutisna, Ketua Bidang Pengembangan Badan Diklat Prov. Jawa Barat. Rombongan disambut oleh YBrs. Encik Isham Ishak, Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha (Perdagangan), MITI dan Encik Ahmad Hisham Idris, Pengarah Kanan Integrasi Ekonomi Asean. Peserta rombongan telah di beri taklimat mengenai ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) oleh Encik Guna Seelan a/l Balakrishnan, Ketua Penolong Pengarah Bahagian Integrasi Ekonomi ASEAN, MITI. Selain daripada sesi taklimat dan soal jawab peserta juga berpeluang melawat Galeri MITI. Ucapan alu-aluan oleh YBrs. Encik Isham Ishak, Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha (Perdagangan), MITI  Ucapan balas oleh Bapak H. Engkus Sutisna, Ketua Bidang Pengembangan Badan Diklat Prov. Jawa Barat Sesi Suai kenal Taklimat oleh Encik Guna Seelan a/l Balakrishnan, Ketua Penolong Pengarah Bahagian...
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MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION
MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION By   1  0      

Manufacturers in Malaysia are encouraged to automate and embrace the fourth industrial revolution or industry 4.0 in an effort to transform Malaysia’s manufacturing landscape by helping reduce reliance on manual labour and keep exports competitive.

During the 17th Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, Second Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said that the government is open to suggestions concerning tax incentives that can employ automation and smart technology in assembly lines of factories.

While most manufacturers are aware of the Industry 4.0 concept, only 30 per cent have started to invest and leverage on modern technology, said Ong. Embracing the fourth industrial…
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[MEDIA STATEMENT] MORE FOCUSED, COORDINATED AND SYNERGISTIC APPROACH IS IN PLACE TO BOOST TRADE
  MEDIA STATEMENT MORE FOCUSED, COORDINATED AND SYNERGISTIC APPROACH IS IN PLACE TO BOOST TRADE  
  1. The world economic situation remains volatile and recovery in global trade is still slow. Based on the prediction made by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the global trade will grow at a tepid 2.8% in 2016. In fact, this will be the fifth consecutive year where trade grew at less than 3% - its weakest sustained level in 30 years.
 
  1. Despite the challenging external environment, we managed to record an improvement for our trade performance in the first half of 2016 (H1 2016). Our trade in that period stood at RM704 billion, an increase by 1.3% compared to the same period last year. The expansion was mainly supported by trade with the United States, China, the European Union, ASEAN as well as Turkey.  Moving forward, MATRADE will continue to develop the capacity and capabilities of Malaysian companies to export their products. In H1 2016, a number of 46 export training...

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Program Lawatan Turun Padang Timbalan Menteri (Industri) MITI ke Johor

16 Ogos 2016 - Y.B. Datuk Haji Ahmad bin Haji Maslan,  Timbalan Menteri (Industri),  Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) mengadakan lawatan turun padang di Johor hari ini bermula dengan lawatan ke Syarikat D & Y Textile (M) Sdn. Bhd. dari jam 12.30 tengahari hingga 2.00 petang. Tujuan lawatan ini adalah untuk meninjau kejayaan syarikat dalam industri tekstil dan pakaian. Syarikat yang mengeluarkan Pure Cotton Yarn ini telah mendapat Lesen Pengilang MITI pada  tahun 2013. Syarikat ini telah menerima insentif galakan daripada kerajaan dan mengeksport 100% keluarannya ke negara China dengan kapasiti pengeluaran lebih daripada 20 juta kg setahun.

Turut hadir dalam lawatan ini ialah wakil MITI dan agensi serta disambut oleh pengurusan tertinggi syarikat. Antara aktiviti yang dijalankan semasa lawatan ialah taklimat syarikat, lawatan ke kilang dan sesi ramah mesra bersama kakitangan.

Selanjutnya Y.B. Timbalan Menteri bergegas menghadiri Konvensyen Team...


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Malaysia’s textile, apparel exports jump to RM6.99 billion
    KULAI: Malaysia’s textile and apparel exports rose 10% to RM6.99 billion in the first half of 2016 (1H2016) from RM6.33 billion a year ago, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said. He said the surge was driven by increasing global demand for high quality textile and clothing from Malaysia, as well as rising purchasing power in major importing countries, namely the US, European Union countries, and Canada. “The demand for textile and apparels is expected to increase to US$160 billion (RRM641.2 billion) at the end of 2018. “In terms of volume, the global demand is expected to reach 30 million tonnes by 2018, with Asia being a major source of imports from the US and EU nations,” he told reporters after visiting a textile mill owned by D & Y Textile (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in the Sedenak Industrial Park, here yesterday. Meanwhile, Ahmad said 970 garment and textile factories were registered with the ministry, of which over 400 were making...
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