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Pennywise, Not So Pound Foolish

Are you afraid of clowns? If you are, that’s probably thanks to PennyWise. The menacing dancing clown that eats children. Made famous from the 90s mini television series, IT made its way to the big screens in 2017. This adaption of Stephen King’s classic was an instant hit attributed to the great lore by the […]

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Budget Hacks for Deepavali 2019

While you munch on your murukku, have you thought about the amount of money you’re going to have to spend for Deepavali? Yeah, I know right? Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are ways to plan out your Deepavali shopping without breaking your bank account. When it comes to festivities, we tend to let […]

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3 Budget Hacks For Your Next Lazada Adventure

You know that feeling you get when you’re in the process of checking your cart out on Lazada and realise you’re eligible for a discount? Yup, most of us have been there before. We all love a good discount, and even if it’s 10% off, it’s enough to get us excited. Imagine if you could […]

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Budget2020: Over RM1 Billion Boost for SMEs and Entrepreneurs

The latest business and entrepreneurship allocations from Budget 2020. We have compiled the salient points on Government funding, entrepreneurship and tax scheme from the full text of Budget 2020, delivered by the Finance Minister on 11 October 2019 in the Parliament of Malaysia (click here for the full text of the speech) : Read also: […]

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Budget 2020: What Has Been Implemented?

Phew! Anticipation was through the roof as we diligently listened to what was broadcasted last Friday. I’m talking about the annual national budget that was tabled in Dewan Rakyat on October 11, 2019. With themes ‘Shared Prosperity’ and ‘Kemakmuran Bersama’ spearheading the highly-anticipated event, we were all eager to know if the proposed key initiatives […]

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Propelling Entrepreneurs and SMEs into the Digital World

SMEs are the growth engines of the nation. The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) landscape in Malaysia show that this segment is 98.5% of all business establishments, and in 2018, SMEs contributed RM521.7 billion of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), while providing 5.7 million jobs to 70% of Malaysia’s workforce. However, being less financially […]

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Budget 2020: Live Updates On Oct 11

Stay tuned to this page as we’ll be conducting live Budget 2020 updates on October 11, 2019 at 4pm. Days Hours Minutes Seconds The annual national budget is taking place on October 11, 2019, with themes ‘Shared Prosperity’ and ‘Kemakmuran Bersama’ spearheading the highly-anticipated event. Making its mark as the second annual budget presentation for […]

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FWD Takaful Launches Online Channel With FWD Protect

From left to right: Encik Wan Ahmad Najib Wan Ahmad Lotfi, Chief Strategy & Digital Distribution Officer, FWD Takaful Berhad, Encik Salim Majid Zain, Chief Executive Officer, FWD Takaful Berhad, Puan Sharifah Zarina Syed Osman, Chief Product Officer, FWD Takaful Berhad. FWD Takaful(FWD), Formerly known as HSBC Amanah Takaful Berhad) launched its FWD Protect Direct, […]

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Tired of Slow Card Deliveries? Get a Card Instantly instead!

You’ve heard it, we’ve heard it (from you), and the banks have all heard it (from everyone): Card delivery always feel like it’s taking forever! It’s the reason we sometimes fail to meet promotion requirements and has left us wondering if our neighbour’s dog has eaten the card. We can now all breathe a sigh […]

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Budget 2020: What Can We Expect?

Hello Malaysia! We’ve entered October and it only means that we get to see what’s in store for us next year when Lim Guan Eng, our Minister of Finance presents the annual budget on October 11, 2019. The annual national budget has been one of the most anticipated events for Malaysians year in, year out as […]

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CIMB’s Complete Suite of SME Solutions

CIMB has refreshed their SME business proposition, to provide customers with a complete suite of solutions that go beyond banking. Anchored on three pillars: SME Transact (e.g. cash management services), SME Financing (e.g. no-collateral and business property financing), and SME Partners (various services from logistics, workspace and connectivity etc, offered by CIMB partners). Both CIMB […]

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CIMB Launches RM100 million in SME Financing for Renewable Energy Technology

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd recently launched RM100 million in financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to acquire and install renewable energy technology, as part of its RM15 billion SME allocation for 2019–2020, and the group’s sustainability commitment. Among the first initiatives of this agenda is to provider smaller SMEs with 100% financing to cover […]

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Jobs with the Highest Starting Salaries for Fresh Graduates in Malaysia [2019]

“Dad, its Sunday. Can I have my allowance for the week, please? Oh, and may I have an extra RM200 since it’s my birthday week?” Does that sentence ring a bell? Those good ol’ days when money would magically appear whenever we call for it. Question: Does that magic still apply today? 😆 If it […]

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10x Points with Citibank & Lazada’s New Shopping Credit Card

People switch credit cards for a myriad of reasons, and for the majority, it’s the benefits that entices us. We study them exhaustively and size them up according to our lifestyle and needs, so it’s only natural for many of us shoppers to apply for a credit card that can offer us the best kind […]

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CIMB Islamic SME Smart Deposit Campaign

Did you know a CIMB Business Current Account-i has rewards beneficial to your business? When you start a business, one of your first tasks should be to open a ​business bank account. If you already run your own small or side business and have been funneling earnings into a personal bank account, it’s time you […]

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The MVPs of Malaysian Football

Malaysians are known to be football fanatics. Be it the World Cup or the Barclays Premier League, football or as the Americans say soccer is part of our lives. The sentence you’ve just read — although true — is sad, isn’t it? Yeah, I bet no one noticed or cared that I did not include Liga Super […]

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SME Landscape of Malaysia

The backbone of our economy. A vague line you’ve heard a many times, and maybe even said yourself. It’s been reported in many news articles and the government is never short on entrepreneurship support. But the facts are that our country’s economic fate does rely on the success of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Don’t […]

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Don’t Let The Haze Cloud Your Spending Judgment

The haze isn’t only infamous for its harmful effects on the environment and health, but also notorious for its impact on our wallets. Although Malaysians are starting to see brighter days ahead as the much-dreaded annual haze is starting to clear out, they are still at the risk of dire health impacts as air pollution […]

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The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP)

The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) is a dynamic five-year government plan, spanning from 2019 to 2023, to provide sustainable, comprehensive, high quality and affordable digital connectivity to the nation. It prioritises the provision of sustainable digital infrastructure, primarily based on a fibre optic network, and other technologies such as wireless and satellite. NFCP […]

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Smartphones That Won’t Cost You A Kidney

Paying an arm and a leg for a mobile phone? Just as it is habit, Apple launched its new 2019 phones and besides the oohs and aahs over the models, the biggest chatter among Malaysians is how expensive the phones are. So, so expensive. But don’t forget, even some of the Samsung and Huawei flagship […]

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