Market Watch - Malaysia

“MITI optimistic of Malaysia’s exports surpassing 5% growth target”

“SHAH ALAM: The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is cautiously optimistic of Malaysia surpassing the export growth target of five per cent this year as indicated by the current figures. Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Meng said MITI was still monitoring the situation for unanticipated events which might affect… Continue reading “MITI optimistic of Malaysia’s exports surpassing 5% growth target”

Market Watch - Malaysia

“Rules for cryptocurrency exchanges, ICO in force by Q1 of 2019, says Guan Eng”

“Both Bank Negara and the SC, in terms of formulating this framework will be under the auspices of the Finance Ministry. The Finance Ministry will lead the committee comprising of Bank Negara, the SC, and the MOF itself,” it said.” – from The Star Online  

Market Watch - Japan

“Think tank says 2025 Osaka Expo will draw 3 million visitors from abroad”

“Given the sharp increase in the number of visitors to Japan in recent years, the percentage of foreign visitors to the Osaka Expo is projected to rise to around 10 percent from the roughly 5 percent who attended the 2005 Expo in Aichi Prefecture. The Osaka Expo will bring positive economic effects totaling ¥1.3 trillion… Continue reading “Think tank says 2025 Osaka Expo will draw 3 million visitors from abroad”

Market Watch - Malaysia

“Golden Gate Ventures commits $18m to Malaysia, opens KL office”

“GGV also said it’s planning to invest US$18 million from its US$100 million Fund III in Malaysia-based startups. It is looking at consumer-focused and internet-related startups, particularly companies in insurance, education, medical tech, ecommerce, and business-to-business software.” – from Tech in Asia