Educational partnerships acknowledged by Great Lakes Manufacturing Council and the Manufacturing Leadership Awards   (DEARBORN, Mich., April 21, 2014) — In recognition of the impact the initiative has made among future generations of manufacturers, the SME Education Foundation’s flagship educational program, PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education), has earned award nominations from two […]

Market close: FBM KLCI slips marginally lower ahead of Wesak holiday Highlight: Malaysia’s April palm oil stock, output higher than expected; exports lower than forecast Hot Stock: Eco World rises 7% after glowing analyst reports Noon Market: KLCI edges up, reverses earlier losses Update: Landmarks to unveil RM2b resort development in Indonesia Update: March manufacturing […]

KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): A slightly weaker ringgit helped Malaysian rubber prices close higher today to rebound from last week’s decline, a dealer said. He told Bernama the ringgit’s weakening was favourable to buyers, especially foreigners. However, the dealer said there was still negative sentiment that capped  buying interest, underlined by a report that Thailand, […]

KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): The benchmark index FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed marginally lower today on mild profit-taking in selected index-linked counters. The barometer index finished the day at 1,866.08 points, down 0.64 point after fluctuating in a tight range of between 1,864.55 and 1,867.4 throughout the day. Regional chartist at Maybank Investment […]

[embedded content] 28 compounds totalling RM1.2 million were served to Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile after the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) conducted the Extensive End-Point Service Availability Testing (EESAT) in Q3 (Jul-Sep) 2013 nationwide. The amount is six times more than the compounds that were issued in March 2013. “We stepped-up EESAT in 2013 […]

Digital factory to display innovations in modeling, simulation and visualization  (DEARBORN, Mich., April 25, 2014) – Automation Alley’s MSV Innovation Factory will feature an interactive display highlighting the latest technologies from cutting-edge companies during SME’s THE BIG M Event, coming June 9 to 12 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. MSV, which stands for modeling, simulation and […]

(12/05/14 17:28:07) BEIJING (May 12): China’s new bank lending and total social financing weakened in April, but money supply growth picked up slightly, indicating the central bank is treading cautiously in steering policy to support the slowing economy. Chinese banks made 774.7 billion yuan ($ 124.39 billion) worth of new yuan loans in April, lower […]

Annual event acknowledges individuals and companies for overall impact on industry  (DEARBORN, Mich., April 28, 2014) — In an effort to recognize the valuable contributions made within the composites manufacturing industry, SME‘s Composites Manufacturing Tech Group annually presents the Composites Manufacturing Awards. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are lightweight and do not corrode, finding their way […]