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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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MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION
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 revolution would mean that manufacturers will move up the value chain and contribute to a knowledge-based economy.
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... Read More
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... Read More
KOTA BAHARU, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to export their products to international markets including ASEAN countries.
Making the call, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said his ministry was organising programmes to enable SMEs to export their products.
"These programmes include GenEX 2016 (Generation of New Exporters) which aims to encourage young SME entrepreneurs to export their products," Mustapa told reporters after launching Malaysia-Thailand Trade Mission and trainning programme here today.
He pointed international markets, especially China, offer huge potential for local SMEs who are mainly involved in the food and beverage, apparel and services industries.
At the same time said Mustapa said new innovative ways should be found to ensure local SME products can meet the high oversea demand.
He also said the ministry would actively bring local SMEs overseas to explore business...
LAWATAN KERJA YB TIMBALAN MENTERI (INDUSTRI) MITI KE KILANG SIPRO PLASTIC INDUSTRIES SDN BHD, RAWANG, SELANGOR
11 Ogos 2016 - YB Datuk Haji Ahmad bin Haji Maslan, Timbalan Menteri (Industri) Kementerian Perdagangan dan Industri (MITI) mengadakan lawatan kerja rasmi ke Sipro Plastic Industries Sdn Bhd hari ini bermula dari jam 2 hingga 4 ptg. Lawatan ini turut disertai oleh wakil-wakil daripada MITI dan agensi.
Tujuan lawatan ini adalah untuk meninjau kejayaan syarikat dlm industri pembuatan dan peralatan berasaskan plastik untuk industri automatif, telekomunikasi, elektrik dan elektronik. Syarikat ini telah diberikan kemudahan pinjaman oleh MIDF melalui skim Pinjaman Mudah bagi Automasi dan Modenisasi (SLSAM) yang merupakan usaha kerajaan bagi membantu syarikat tempatan meningkatkan tahap kecekapan pengeluaran dan tahap daya saing.
Ketibaan rombongan YB Timbalan Menteri MITI disambut oleh YBhg. Datuk Noraini Soltan, Pengarah Urusan Sipro dan pengurusan serta kakitangan. Antara... Read More
At a business seminar attended by government and private sector representatives from both countries, the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysia’s national trade promotion agency. The agreement covers areas of cooperation, such as information exchange, trade promotion activities, business missions, experience sharing, and capacity building between the two countries.
CCC president Kith Meng said both sides have agreed to work together to support their business communities for mutual benefit, and would benefit from business seminars and networking events.
“This is an opportune time to renew contracts and discuss problems of mutual interest toward enhanced cooperation and to explore potential business partners,” he said at the opening of the event’s business matchmaking session.
Citing government figures, Meng said bilateral trade between Cambodia... Read More
MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY
BUSINESS DELEGATION TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
9 AUGUST 2016
MALAYSIA’S PARTICIPATION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CAMBODIA
- The Malaysia-Cambodia Business Seminar was held in Phnom Penh on
9 August 2016. The Business Seminar was organised to promote the capabilities of Malaysian companies, products and services. The Seminar was officiated by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry and H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia., H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of Council of Development of Cambodia and Neak Okhna Dr. Kith Meng, President of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce also joined the Seminar.
- Minister Mustapa was joined by a 73-member business delegation representing Malaysian companies from Kuala Lumpur and those already investing in Cambodia. These companies represent a wide range of...