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About half of new gas resources to be kept as feedstock,...

This is to ensure Sarawak has sufficient gas to drive the downstream activities of the natural gas industries in the state, says Abang Johari.

Malaysia ill-prepared for IR 4.0, employers group agrees

The Malaysian Employers Federation says students at all levels must be equipped with proper technology and IT knowledge if the nation wants to compete successfully.

Mida gives 187 firms tax incentives to move into automation

Mida hopes more manufacturers will take advantage of the automation capital allowance aimed at encouraging automation, especially in labour-intensive factories.

China to reduce restrictions on foreign investment

Commerce Minister Zhong Shan says China would allow full foreign ownership of companies in more areas of the economy.

German industry slams US pressure on Iraq over Siemens deal

Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with General Electric Co. after US officials warned that US-Iraqi relations would be at risk if the government accepted the deal with Siemens.

Know what’s happening in your country, Mahathir tells youth

The prime minister says at the very least, they should vote during elections.

Penang gets tough with illegal furniture factories

State exco member Phee Boon Poh says there are 97 licensed factories while 185 more in the state are being legalised.

Move over millennials, it’s Gen Z’s turn to kill off industries

Today, businesses and marketers are desperately anticipating the murderous whims of Gen Z, the demographic born after 1996.

Human rights body slams immigration sweep

Fortify Rights legal director Eric Paulsen says serious human rights abuses may arise and points out the need for the authorities to first clean up the system.

US industries fear worst is yet to come from Trump tariffs

Duties on US$34 billion of Chinese goods will take effect just after midnight in Washington, President Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to a rally in Montana on Thursday.

Chinese companies invest RM22 bil in 180 manufacturing projects

They provide 38,000 skilled jobs.

Focus again on agriculture, former Sabah strongman tells Putrajaya

Former Sabah chief minister says Malaysia is importing RM40 billion worth of food, mainly from Australia, to fulfil its domestic demands.

Mida: Companies need to embrace technology to compete

Mida CEO Azman Mahmud says companies must think ahead and welcome advancements in technology that make them more efficient.

Ad hoc holidays burdensome to industries, says company

Top Glove chairman Lim Wee Chai says businesses get disrupted by an unplanned holiday, with the salary cost estimated at RM1.5 billion.

Kedah MB tells PAS critic: ‘I am not crazy’

In a sarcastic rebuke, Ahmad Bashah explains his policy to reclaim rice fields near urban areas for industries.

Increase in diesel price fuels inflation, warns industry

The recent 5 sen hike in diesel may impact the Malaysian economy more severely than the man on the street is aware.

Mindsets must change over agriculture

Many countries, including Malaysia, have forgone agriculture for other sectors, and this poses risks.

Gang rakes in RM4.2m a year from gas scam

Two men arrested in Kamunting on suspicion of running syndicate that was active in Kedah, Penang and Perak for past two years.