Alibaba Signs Agreement With Belgium For E-Commerce Trade Hub

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Dec 5 it has signed an agreement with the Belgium government to launch an e-commerce trade hub, which will include investments in logistics infrastructure. The project is part of Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) and the company has made similar agreements in South-East

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Google Employees Write To CEO Demanding Equal Treatment For Contractors

A group of Google employees wrote to chief executive officer Sundar Pichai demanding better conditions for the thousands of contractors that make up more than half of the Internet giant’s work force. Last month, Alphabet Inc overhauled the way it handles allegations of sexual harassment and assault, but the updated

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National Food Bank To Help The Needy

A national food bank to be launched soon by the government will collect non-perishable food and distribute them to agencies and individuals in need. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said his ministry would spearhead the initiative. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will launch

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The Rapid Growth of Malaysia’s E-Commerce

Malaysia’s e-commerce is on a growth trajectory and has already started benefiting the country following the full implementation of 13 key programmes under the National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap’s (NeSR) six thrust areas. International Trade and Industry Minister Darrell Leiking said e-commerce value added and contribution to the gross domestic product

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No Mercy For Tabung Haji Fund Embezzlers

Those found guilty of misappropriating funds, especially if it involves the people’s money, will not be spared, says Minister in the Prime Min­ister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. His comments were in reference to police reports lodged by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) against the fund board’s former top

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5 Keys of Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Here’s the thing – leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot or will not address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion, you should not be in a leadership role. From my perspective, the issues surrounding conflict resolution can be best summed-up by adhering

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7 biggest retirement planning mistakes

JUST the thought of retirement can cause anxiety and many to feel overwhelmed. A recent global survey showed that 88% of pre-retirees in Malaysia stated they are worried about not having enough money to live on day-to-day at retirement and that goes to show how unprepared some of us are.

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Disney says ‘no merit’ to Malaysia resort company lawsuit

Resort developer Genting Malaysia’s lawsuit seeking $1bil (RM4.2bil) in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, is “without merit,” Disney said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites damages from Fox’s withdrawal from

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