[ 18 Mar 2014 ]
The Archipelago Group

Although the coffee shop days of Lloyd’s of London seem to be 325 years ago, the story of insurance has been a constant innovation in the pricing of probabilities, from insuring shipping to investment portfolios to now, climate change. Interestingly, Lloyd’s early days were very much about insuring trade to the Far East that was fraught with disastrous weather to marauding pirates.

[ 21 Apr 2014 ]
GST SMEs Application Workshop 2014

Following the announcement of Government’s Budget 2014 last year, the 6% Goods & Services Tax will be officially implemented on 1 April 2015. Accordingly to Bernama’s Survey recently, 75% of the businesses and public do not understand how GST works.
Hence, supported by Royal Malaysian Customs Department and SMI Association Malaysia,Maybank jointly with Money Compass are offering a one day STEP BY STEP theory and practical workshop to explain on the implementation and application of GST as well as its impact to business sector. SMEs are urged to attend this training workshop in order to learn and prepare the process …


[ 20 Mar 2014 ]
UOB Survey: Local SMEs Remain Bullish on Business Growth in Malaysia

A resilient domestic economy and better global market conditions is the reason Malaysia’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are positive about their business prospects for 2014, according to the UOB Malaysia SME Survey.


[ 20 Mar 2014 ]
Malaysia: Future Country Of The Super Aged?

It is well known that Japan is the country with the highest proportion of elderly in the world, but it was also the first society that could be described as a “super-aged”. Malaysia has a young population, but it is aging rapidly as well, so it might face the same challenges in the future.


[ 20 Mar 2014 ]
Malaysians Remain Positive and Continue to Save

The recent MasterCard Consumer Purchasing Priorities survey shows optimistic sentiment with 9 in 10 Malaysians planning to save more than they did 6 months previously. The correspondents listed saving for investments and retirement as top reasons for taking the precautionary steps of saving, followed by renovating or building a home.


[ 20 Mar 2014 ]
Fundsupermart.com Unit Trust Investment Fair: What & Where to Invest in 2014

Fundsupermart.com Malaysia (FSM) held its annual flagship event, Unit Trust Investment Fair: What & Where to Invest in 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.


[ 20 Mar 2014 ]
Where to Put Your Money in 2014

The annual prestigious investment conference, “Where to put your money in 2014” was successfully held on the 18th of January 2014 at Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC).


[ 19 Mar 2014 ]
12th SME Recognition Award 2013:  Embracing Innovation, Celebrate Transformation

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in Malaysia’s economic growth, contributing 32% to the national gross domestic product (GDP). And the healthy uptrend in the Malaysian economy has allowed this sector to, consis- tently, exceed the national economy’s growth rate, showcasing that the SMEs are a force to be reckoned with.


[ 19 Mar 2014 ]
How to Overcome the Impact of Inflation and the Financial Crisis?

Lately, the fear of a property bubble bursting and high inflation issues have become headlines in the conventional as well as the social media. Its drawing the attention of Malaysians following a series of property cooling measures and subsidy rationalisation programs, as well as an impending GST implementation announced by the Malaysian Government in the 2014 Budget.