Borneo Oil Berhad (“BornOil”) is betting on its franchise master plan to expand its Sugarbun brand rapidly throughout Peninsular Malaysia. BornOil executive director Raymond Teo said that its franchise packages are tailored to be “affordable to up and coming entrepreneurs who are passionate about ‘great food at great prices’ catering for West Malaysians”. BornOil executive […]

BIMA Mathilda Strom, deputy CEO of microinsurance provider BIMA. Mobile insurance startup BIMA has signed up 24 million customers across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, according to its deputy CEO. BIMA offers what’s called “microinsurance” — people can get accident or life insurance for as little as 60¢ a day on rolling monthly cover. The […]

Sarah Jacobs Betony’s private, downstairs room. “I know this may seem chaotic to you,” Melissa Elders tells me loudly over the sound of clanks, bangs, and screams. “But this is actually extremely relaxing for the parents here.” Elders, mom of two-year-old Serena, is sitting in Midtown Manhattan’s Betony, a Michelin-starred restaurant that earned a three-star review from […]

Steven Wong, senior manager of Allianz Masters, Allianz Asia Pacific; Koh Hong Kwan, head of Allianz Masters, Allianz Asia Pacific; Ong Pin Hean, chief sales officer of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad and Hooi Wai Sum, head of learning and development of Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad during the launch of Allianz Masters’ […]

 North American Manufacturing Organizations Bring More Than 300 Years of Combined Experience to Canada’s Fabricating, Welding, Metal Forming and Finishing Industries  (TORONTO, October 27, 2015) – Manufacturing is a key industry for any country, and Canadian manufacturers directly employ more than one in every 10 working Canadians – paying over $ 1.84 billion each week […]

Fiat This week, Fiat unveiled the company’s new 124 Spider at the 2015 LA Auto Show.  As a company with a great history of making small, fun-to-drive cars, it’s only natural for Fiat to offer customers a dynamic, rear-wheel-drive roadster.  The introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider comes just in time to commemorate the 50th […]

Beloved lion scanned by Exact Metrology; 3D replicas to be printed by Met-L-Flo Inc. for display at FABTECH 2015 (CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2015) — FABTECH 2015, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry, brought 3D scanning technology to the steps of the Art Institute […]

There was plenty of laughters and thrills as Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) holds its annual “SDB Hunt and Games” at Taman Metropolitan Batu, Kuala Lumpur recently. Joining the SDB employees were participants from the special needs community, including members of SDB’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, ONE-TWO-JUICE juice bar and ONE-TWO-WASH car wash. […]

New technologies and prominent speakers among show highlights; crowded show floor and brisk sales point to continued resurgence of manufacturing (DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 20, 2014) ─ The depth and breadth of manufacturing’s reach into the U.S. and global economies was on display at the recent FABTECH 2014 exposition and conference in Atlanta. FABTECH, […]

By UOB Economic-Treasury Research.  RON95 petrol and diesel prices are raised by RM0.20 per litre effective today (2 October) according to the announcement by the Prime Minister’s office a day earlier as the government focuses efforts on its fiscal consolidation ahead of Budget 2015 announcement next week. The price increase was similar in […]