US News

High level of uncertainty expected over Trump’s inauguration – The Malaysian Reserve THE inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan 20 brings a high level of uncertainty as his actions will determine the course of Malaysian economy, analysts say. Most analysts and economists stated that 2016 was quite a roller-coaster ride for the local equity market and currency, suffering a series of worst scenarios from various issues from IMalaysia Development Bhd, worries about a flight of capital from emerging markets amid rising US interest rates, as well as political results of…

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Economic News

Mustapa to lead M’sian delegation to WEF – New Sarawak Tribune The Malaysian delegation to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting will be led by International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The event will be held Jan 17-20 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Miti, in a statement yesterday, said Mustapa is scheduled for bilateral and business meetings with his counterparts and several multinational companies to exchange views on the latest developments in trade and investment. “He will be hosting a business luncheon with about 80 top international…

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WHY we need to continue the struggle?

by Charlotte Chin, Marburg, Germany When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty – Thomas Jefferson The Bersih 4.0 demonstration was an overnight rally which took place on 29 and 30 August in Kuala Lumpur (spread across five locations: Sogo, Pasar Seni KL, Dataran Maybank, Brickfields and Masjid Negara), Kuching (Padang Merdeka) and Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Lipat). GlobaBersih organised Bersih demonstrations in many cities across the world. The rally was organized by “The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections” or simply Bersih (a Malay word meaning clean). A coalition of…

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Business News Update

MALAYSIA NEWSE-COMMERCE MARKET EYE ON 1BIL USD PROFIT ON 2016 – CHINA PRESS – Online shopping carts are transforming the face of China’s economy, changing supply chains, and putting pricing power in the hands of its 1.37 billion consumers. This digital wave is also happening in Malaysia. With the rapidly growing technology industry, Malaysia is planning new targets for using digital technologies to drive the country’s economic growth beyond 2020. According to Mukhtar Hussain, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Malaysia, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will likely provide a larger market for the ICT industry. The ICT sector…

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Zunar awarded “2016 Cartooning for Peace Prize”

I am honored to be one of the winner of  “2016 Cartooning for PeacePrize”. The ceremoney was held at the Palais Eynard in Geneva in thepresence of the Honorary President of the Swiss Foundation Cartooning for Peace, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr KofiAnnan and Municipal Councillor for the City of Geneva Mr Guillaume Barazzone. The other winner is Kenyan cartoonist, Gado. Work of both cartoonistsare exhibited at the Lac Leman in Geneva. KOFI ANNAN’s STATEMENT Gado and Zunar remind us how fragile this liberty remains in Africa…

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