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  • 10 MAY 2022
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SEDA Malaysia Announces 34 Winners of 2021 FiTquota e-bidding Exercise

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia has awarded feed-in tariff (FiT) quotas totalling 174.672 megawatts (MW) for biogas, biomass...

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  • 09 MAY 2022
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Sarawak to Research Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Says Premier

Sarawak is exploring the development of sustainable aviation fuel as part of its green energy agenda, says Tan Sri Abang...

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  • 05 MAY 2022
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator Publication Establishes the Business Case for Gender-Responsive Procurement

Evidence-based Advocacy Brief calls on the private sector to adopt gender-responsive procurement strategies and integrate women-owned, led and gender-responsive businesses...

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  • 01 MAY 2022
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Axiata Set to Launch Net-Zero Carbon Road Map This Year

Axiata Group Bhd is set to launch the Axiata Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap this year to achieve net-zero emissions no later...

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  • 20 APR 2022
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Willowglen to capitalise on sustainable development

Integrated computer systems design company Willowglen MSC Bhd is looking to capitalise on sustainable developments in various industries using advanced...

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  • 18 APR 2022
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Tax corporate governance framework helps taxpayers, corporates manage risks

The imminent Tax Corporate Governance Framework (TCGF) to be implemented in Malaysia will enable taxpayers and corporations conform to tax...

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  • 18 APR 2022
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OCBC Bank launches sustainability-linked floating rate negotiable instruments of deposits

OCBC Bank Bhd has launched its maiden Sustainability-linked Floating Rate Negotiable Instruments of Deposits (FRNID) that incorporates environmental, social and...

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  • 17 APR 2022
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MGTC targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030

The Malaysian Green Technology And Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) is targeting a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions...

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  • 15 APR 2022
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Asian chemical fibre industry urged to strengthen sustainability practice

The Asian chemical fiber industry is urged to strengthen its sustainability practices to reduce environmental burden, said the Asian Chemical...

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  • 15 APR 2022
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Overwhelming demand for MBSB Bank’s maiden Sukuk

MBSB Bank Bhd has successfully priced its RM300 million sustainability Sukuk Wakalah offering under its RM5 billion sustainability Sukuk Wakalah...

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  • 15 APR 2022
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Ferrero to stop buying palm oil from Malaysia's Sime Darby over labour concerns

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero said it will stop sourcing palm oil from Sime Darby Plantation (SIPL.KL) after the United States...

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  • 14 APR 2022
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Audit Committee’s vital role

The Securities Commission’s (SC) Audit Oversight Board (AOB), in a press release on April 8, reminded audit committees (ACs) of...

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  • 12 APR 2022
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Global Islamic fund for refugees set for launch by UNHCR and IsDB’s Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)’s...

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  • 12 APR 2022
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Accelerating progress on SDGs in Malaysia

Six big transformations are needed to accelerate the progress of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....

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  • 12 APR 2022
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CIMB feted at IFN's Deals of the Year Awards 2021

CIMB Investment Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have received multiple awards from Islamic Finance News at the IFN...

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  • 12 APR 2022
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The Silent S in ESG: Why Did It Take a Pandemic to Wake Up Corporates to Mental Health?

Poor mental health is believed to have serious economic implications - with an estimated cost of US$2,000 per employee per...

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  • 11 APR 2022
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APAC enterprises are reducing their data centre footprint

Enterprises across the Asia-Pacific region are planning to reduce their data centre footprint...

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  • 25 MAR 2022
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Bursa Malaysia Disburses Zakat Wakalah Grants to Six Charities

Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) awarded six charities a total of RM250,125 arising from the Zakat Wakalah...

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  • 24 MAR 2022
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KL Wellness City to become Southeast Asia’s first healthcare-based sustainable development

KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd has unveiled its first-of-its-kind sustainable healthcare-based integrated development township project....

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  • 23 MAR 2022
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First eco-tourism farm launched

LKE Group Sdn Bhd recently launched the first eco-tourism farm, LKE Hydroponic Farm in Bentong, Pahang, to contribute to national...

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  • 22 MAR 2022
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Approved: Amendments to Employment Act covering paternity leave, flexible working arrangements

The Dewan Rakyat today approved the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021, aimed at enhancing protection for workers against discrimination and further...

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  • 21 MAR 2022
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NFT, cryptocurrency legalisation will spark growth of new economy in Malaysia

The Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s (K-KOMM) recent proposal about legalising non-fungible tokens (NFT) and crypto mining activities has been well-received...

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  • 18 MAR 2022
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Grab to provide Shariah-compliant financing for Malaysian drivers

Regional super app Grab, through its financial arm, has partnered with Sedania As Salam Capital to provide a Shariah-compliant financing...

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  • 06 MAR 2022
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LRT, MRT owner-operator Prasarana issues RM1.45b bonds

Malaysian government-owned Prasarana Malaysia Bhd issued on Friday (March 4) a combined RM1.45 billion worth of Islamic bonds or Sukuk...

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  • 04 MAR 2022
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Bursa Malaysia Launches PLC Transformation Programme: Unveils the First Digital Guidebook

Bursa Malaysia Berhad launched the PLC Transformation Programme on 2 March 2022 which was officiated by YB Senator Tengku Datuk...

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  • 03 MAR 2022
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Malaysia prime issuer of sustainability Sukuk in ASEAN

Malaysia leads in sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) Sukuk issuance among the ASEAN6 countries...

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  • 02 MAR 2022
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Eco-friendly investment fund Asian Green Bond launched

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) launched the Asian Green Bond Fund, an open-ended fund for central bank investments in...

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  • 01 MAR 2022
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Cultivating Malaysia’s timber sustainably

Red Meranti wood decks the façade and makes a striking feature for the Malaysia Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai....

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  • 23 FEB 2022
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Malaysian Tech Firms Make Rm1.29b Impact at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Malaysia Digital Economy Week at Expo 2020 Dubai has garnered RM1.295 billion worth of qualified trade and investments to...

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  • 22 FEB 2022
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New Sarawak Ministry to Drive Green Energy, Sustainable Development

Sarawak is embarking on a green energy agenda for sustainable development and to address climate change. Chief Minister Tan Sri...

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  • 21 FEB 2022
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ESG-Compliance Is Pivotal for Malaysia’s Economy

Advocating environmental, social and governance (ESG) is seen as the key resolution for industries across the board even though small...

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  • 20 FEB 2022
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Standard Chartered, Etika Seal Rm251m Esg-linked Derivative Transaction

Standard Chartered Malaysia has entered into an RM251 million environmental, social and governance (ESG)-linked derivative transaction with beverage maker, distributor...

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  • 09 FEB 2022
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Bursa Malaysia Inks MOU With HSBC Amanah Berhad for Strategic Collaboration in Shariah-compliant Sustainability Financing

The Exchange will collaborate with HSBC Amanah in developing sustainability-linked Islamic financial products as well as ESG solutions aligned to...

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  • 08 FEB 2022
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Sustainability high on SAP's agenda in line with 12MP

Sustainability is high on SAP Malaysia Sdn Bhd''s plan in line with the key theme within the 12th Malaysian Plan...

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  • 07 FEB 2022
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Emissions reduction poses a greater challenge for shipowners

Reducing emissions will be a difficult task for the shipping industry because shipowners will continue to prioritise the need to...

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  • 06 FEB 2022
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Trading link with SGX not priority now says Bursa CEO

A stock market trading link between the Singapore and Malaysia bourses first mooted in February 2018 but was called off...

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  • 04 FEB 2022
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Sabah’s No 3 investment spot a credit to GRS govt

Sabah is having serious talks with potential investors on projects worth up to RM25 billion that will create new industries,...

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  • 03 FEB 2022
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Petronas and Sarawak Shell BerhadCooperate to Explore Carbon Capture and Storage

Malaysia’s state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) on Jan 11 signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch...

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  • 27 JAN 2022
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REITs and the impact of ESG on performance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have shot up the corporate, social and political agenda over the past 18 months....

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  • 26 JAN 2022
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MITI identifies 5 main sectors under NIA initiative

The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) has identified five key sectors under the National Investment Aspirations (NIA) initiative that...

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  • 25 JAN 2022
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SME Bank’s Sustainability Sukuk wins Best ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk and Best SRI Sukuk awards

SME Bank’s Sustainability Sukuk received the Best ASEAN Green Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk and Best SRI Sukuk awards...

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  • 21 JAN 2022
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DCM: Sabah hopes to earn upwards of RM2.2 billion from carbon credit deals

Sabah aims to earn up to RM5.6 billion annually by leveraging on its forests in carbon credit and other nature...

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  • 20 JAN 2022
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Fitch: Promising global Sukuk outlook after robust 2021

Sukuk volumes in 2022 are expected to grow and remain a key financing source in core Islamic finance markets following...

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  • 19 JAN 2022
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Bursa Malaysia Strengthens Board Effectiveness Through Enhancements to the Main and Ace Market Listing Requirements

Bursa Malaysia Strengthens Board Effectiveness Through Enhancements to the Main and Ace Market Listing Requirements...

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  • 18 JAN 2022
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Maybank: Solar energy is likely the main booster for Malaysia's renewable energy sector

Maybank Investment Bank is positive about Malaysia''s plans to grow its renewable energy sector and expects that the solar energy...

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  • 17 JAN 2022
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Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Inks Strategic Partnership With Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and MPOCC signed MOU to promote sustainability and responsible practices amongst palm oil players across the supply...

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  • 11 JAN 2022
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Public Mutual declares distributions of more than RM164 million for 23 funds

Public Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary Public Mutual has declared distributions amounting to more than RM164 million for 23 funds as at...

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  • 08 JAN 2022
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Maybank Investment Banking Group putting ESG first

Sustainability is not the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of investment banking, but Maybank Investment Banking...

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  • 06 JAN 2022
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Malaysia: Insurers need to review strategies on the adoption of MFRS 17

The adoption of MFRS 17 (Malaysian Financial Reporting Standard 17) for insurance contracts, which comes into effect for annual reporting...

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  • 05 JAN 2022
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MPOB develops environmentally friendly palm-based polyol

Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s (MPOB) researchers have established more than 10 new types of palm-based polyols for application in polymers,...

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  • 04 JAN 2022
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MAHB raises RM800m via senior Sukuk Wakalah issuance

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has issued Senior Islamic Medium Term Notes (Senior Sukuk Wakalah) of RM800 million in nominal...

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  • 03 JAN 2022
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Malaysia ready to become a global leader in Islamic fintech

The Islamic fintech sector is undergoing rapid digitalisation, matching the speed of the digital transformation of the global finance industry....

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  • 01 JAN 2022
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SME Corp to disburse RM10 million to pandemic-stricken MSMEs via microLEAP

SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) has appointed shariah-compliant peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform microLEAP as the financial intermediary under its Digital...

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  • 01 JAN 2022
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Phillip Capital Management joins UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Phillip Capital Management (PCM) has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a global proponent...

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  • 31 DEC 2021
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FGV to raise up to RM500m via sukuk murabahah programme

FGV Holdings Bhd announced in a bourse filing on Wednesday, 22 December that it had plans to raise RM500 million...

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  • 29 DEC 2021
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Tabung Haji appoints Azman Mokhtar as the new chairman

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has named former Khazanah Nasional Bhd MD, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, as its new chairman effective...

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  • 28 DEC 2021
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Malaysia’s ‘once in 100 years’ flood exposes the reality of climate change, better disaster planning needed: Experts

Floods that resulted from torrential rain in many states of Peninsular Malaysia over the weekend exposed the reality of extreme...

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  • 27 DEC 2021
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SME Bank launches Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan 2020-2024

SME Bank has launched the SME Bank Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan 2020-2024 (SME Bank OACP), developed in collaboration with the Malaysian...

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  • 26 DEC 2021
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Malaysia Airlines flies maiden flight with sustainable aviation fuel

MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAB) flew its maiden flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) recently, in partnership with Petronas Dagangan Bhd...

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  • 25 DEC 2021
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Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad Appoints Choy Khai Choon As Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad ("Kenanga") has appointed Choy Khai Choon as its Non-Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 13 December....

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  • 24 DEC 2021
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Bursa Malaysia released updated corporate governance guide for PLCs

Bursa Malaysia has announced the issuance of an updated Corporate Governance Guide (CG Guide) to provide public listed companies (PLCs)...

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  • 23 DEC 2021
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Scania Malaysia officially launches green Senai centre

In celebration of the company''s first 50 years in the country and 130 years in the business globally this month,...

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  • 22 DEC 2021
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Bursa Malaysia adds seven new constituents to F4GBM and F4GBMS respectively

Bursa Malaysia Bhd has announced seven new additions to the constituents of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index and FTSE4Good...

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  • 21 DEC 2021
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Anti-palm oil campaigns are damaging trade relations, says Saifuddin

As a country committed to enhancing trade liberalisation through a multilateral trading system centred on the World Trade Organisation (WTO),...

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  • 18 DEC 2021
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CIMB makes headway on the sustainability front

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is making steady progress on the sustainability front, having recently achieved a key target to be...

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  • 17 DEC 2021
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SC invites feedback on sustainable and responsible investment taxonomy

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) released a consultation paper seeking public feedback on a principles-based Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI)...

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  • 16 DEC 2021
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Time to step up and take a stand on corporate governance issues, the SC tells institutional investors

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) wants shareholders, particularly institutional investors, to take more affirmative action to ensure public-listed companies (PLCs)...

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  • 14 DEC 2021
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Bursa Malaysia Awarded ‘Exchange of the Year’

Bursa Malaysia won Exchange of the Year in the 4th Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2021 at an online ceremony on 9...

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  • 13 DEC 2021
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Zuraida: Malaysia has started production of second-generation biodiesel, biojet fuel

Malaysia has ventured into the production of second generation biodiesel and biojet fuel, which are expected to be commercialised to...

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  • 12 DEC 2021
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Malaysia needs to focus on renewable energy to enhance global competitiveness

Enhanced focus on renewable energy (RE) sources in the country such as wind, electricity and solar will improve Malaysia’s competitiveness...

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  • 11 DEC 2021
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PwC The Building Trust Awards: The importance of trust building during times of crisis

PwC Malaysia’s biennial Building Trust Awards returns in its fourth iteration, shining the spotlight on Corporate Malaysia’s top public-listed companies...

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  • 10 DEC 2021
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Carbon trading, already a complex mechanism, to be made Shariah-compliant, Parliament told

Environment and Energy Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man told the Dewan Rakyat today that the planned domestic carbon...

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  • 09 DEC 2021
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AmBank Group gets 2 awards for sustainability agenda

AMBANK Group has received two awards this year as recognition for its commitment to its group-wide sustainability agenda. AmBank...

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  • 08 DEC 2021
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HB Global recognised as Malaysia's top 100 sustainable employer by SERC

The main market listed HB Global Ltd (HBG) is ranked 89 in Malaysia''s Top 100 Sustainable Employer as independent research...

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  • 07 DEC 2021
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Glove Manufacturers Repurpose ESG Compliance Into Healthcare

The Malaysian Rubber Glove Industry (RGI) is fully committed to upholding total Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance in its...

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  • 06 DEC 2021
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Bank Islam RM101.6m in posts net profit of Q3

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd’s (BIMB) net profit slipped to RM101.63 million in the third quarter (Q3) ended 30 September 2021,...

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  • 05 DEC 2021
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Zero Waste Malaysia launches Trash Encyclopedia to address recycling misconceptions

A public survey by Zero Waste Malaysia (ZWM) suggests that this could be due to confusion among people about what...

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  • 03 DEC 2021
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Top Glove keeps place on Dow Jones sustainability index for third year running

Top Glove Corporation Bhd has maintained its place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for three consecutive years...

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  • 02 DEC 2021
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BNM reappoints three Shariah Advisory Council members

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced the reappointment of three Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) members for three years effective from...

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  • 01 DEC 2021
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Improving sewerage quality key objective under the 2040 Water Sector Transformation Agenda, says minister

Modernising the public sewerage system is among the key efforts in realising the 2040 Water Sector Transformation Agenda introduced in...

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  • 30 NOV 2021
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PNB committed to continue upholding Shariah-compliant investments

Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) continues to be committed to upholding Shariah-compliant investments in Malaysia and strengthening its position as an...

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  • 30 NOV 2021
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After COP26: Malaysia’s road forward

The Edge Malaysia interviewed Malaysia’s COP26 lead delegate Datuk Seri Zaini Ujang, secretary- general of the Ministry of Environment and...

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  • 30 NOV 2021
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Islamic finance continue to grow despite COVID-19 and fall in global oil prices

After remaining resilient in 2020, the Islamic finance segment is performing strongly this year, as an improved economic environment, a...

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  • 29 NOV 2021
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Malaysia ranks first in Islamic Finance Development Indicator 2021, says Refinitiv

Malaysia and Indonesia have retained the first and second place respectively in the Islamic Finance Development Indicator (IFDI) 2021 for...

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  • 28 NOV 2021
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Only 4.3% of Malaysian waters gazetted as marine protected areas

Malaysia has so far only gazetted 4.3% of the country''s waters as marine protected areas (MPAs), the Johor State Assembly...

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  • 27 NOV 2021
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Kenanga Investors Appointed Fund Manager for Dana Wakaf Bencana

Kenanga Investors Berhad ("Kenanga Investors") has been appointed Fund Manager for Dana Wakaf Bencana ("Emergency Waqf Fund''''), an emergency relief...

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  • 26 NOV 2021
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Investment in new strategic sectors can boost Malaysia’s economy – Muhyiddin

Malaysia will be able to rebuild its strength and boost its economy if new strategic sectors can be explored among...

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  • 25 NOV 2021
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Global Islamic finance assets expected to hit US$4.94 trillion in 2025, says Refinitiv

Global Islamic finance assets are projected to reach US$4.94 trillion (US$1=RM4.17) in 2025, according to financial markets data provider Refinitiv....

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  • 24 NOV 2021
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Sprucing up Malaysian listed companies with PLCT

Recently, Bursa Malaysia Bhd, which operates the stock exchange, undertook an analysis of 39 major public-listed companies (PLCs) in key...

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  • 23 NOV 2021
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Climate change report reveals the truth

Malaysia asserted that there had been no foul play in producing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

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  • 22 NOV 2021
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Kenanga Group Launches the 5th Annual FAW to Boost Good Governance and ESG Integration

The Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad ("Kenanga Group") launched its fifth annual Fraud Awareness Week (FAW) spurring the integration of Environmental,...

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  • 20 NOV 2021
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Tabung Haji pays RM2.1 million in business tithe to MUIS

The Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) presented its business tithe totalling RM2.1 million for the financial year of 2020 on 11...

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  • 19 NOV 2021
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BNM: Money laundering, terrorism and proliferation financing risks intensifying

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Deputy Governor Marzunisham Omar said on Tuesday that emerging risks presented by money laundering, terrorism financing...

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  • 18 NOV 2021
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Azmin: Aerospace SMEs must move up value chain into product, and process designing

Revenue from the aerospace industry will reach RM30 billion by 2025, and it is imperative to enhance value creation across...

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  • 17 NOV 2021
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Sustainable shipping requires robust policies, says Wee

Policies on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships must be robust and encompass the different status and capacities of vulnerable...

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  • 16 NOV 2021
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Malaysia Airports to establish sukuk wakalah programme of up to RM5 billion

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has made a lodgement with the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) for the establishment of a...

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  • 15 NOV 2021
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Petronas partners with Exxon Mobil to explore carbon storage opportunities

Malaysia''s state energy firm, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), said on 2 Nov it has partnered with a Malaysian unit of...

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  • 14 NOV 2021
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‘Corporate Governance Does Not Hinder Growth’, Is Essential for Long-term Sustainability

With the rising focus on accelerating companies in early stage growth through angel investors, private equity (PE) and venture capital...

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  • 13 NOV 2021
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Shariah investments adopting ESG principles

Shariah-based investments are moving towards adopting sustainable concepts of investment, namely the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles, hence...

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  • 12 NOV 2021
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Islamic bonds an effective funding instrument to encourage vibrant SRI ecosystem, SC chairman

The Securities Commission (SC) will continue to introduce dedicated product frameworks and guidelines to encourage product innovation, and a vibrant,...

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  • 11 NOV 2021
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Nazrul Hisham appointed as Zurich Takaful’s new CEO

Zurich Malaysia has appointed Nazrul Hisham Abd Hamid as chief executive officer (CEO) of Zurich Takaful Malaysia Bhd (Zurich Takaful)...

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  • 10 NOV 2021
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PIVB keeps 2021 FBM KLCI target unchanged at 1,590

PIVB keeps 2021 FBM KLCI target unchanged at 1,590...

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  • 09 NOV 2021
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'Increase in development expenditure to provide near-term growth boost'

The uptick in Malaysia''s development expenditure of RM75.6 billion in the 2022 Budget, although more muted than expected, should help...

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  • 08 NOV 2021
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Air Selangor issues first SRI Sukuk Kelestarian

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has completed a RM1 billion issuance under its existing RM10 billion Sukuk Murabahah...

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  • 08 NOV 2021
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PMB Investment introduces its first global equity fund

PMB Investment Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pelaburan Mara Group, has launched its maiden global equity fund that caters to...

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  • 07 NOV 2021
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Sustainability allocation in Budget 2022 to provide support for economic growth, says ICAEW

The growing allocation towards sustainability in Budget 2022 reaffirms Malaysia’s commitment toward a sustainable future with the only remaining goals...

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  • 06 NOV 2021
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Khazanah: Budget 2022 a comprehensive plan that will drive strong, sustainable recovery

Budget 2022 is a comprehensive fiscal plan which will drive a strong and sustainable economic recovery while providing broad socioeconomic...

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  • 05 NOV 2021
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Malaysia mandates companies to have at least one woman director

Malaysia''s publicly traded firms must have at least one woman director on their boards starting next year, as the government...

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  • 04 NOV 2021
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Winners of inaugural SCI ASEAN Green Research Hackathon announced

At the 4th ASEAN Insurance Summit organised by the ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) and the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI)...

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  • 03 NOV 2021
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Takaful Ikhlas launches 'Nak Emas?' campaign

Takaful Ikhlas General Bhd (Takaful Ikhlas) has launched its "Nak Emas?" campaign to encourage the people to purchase Shariah-compliant protection...

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  • 02 NOV 2021
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RM16 billion worth of digital asset traded in Malaysia as of last month

Over 300,000 new accounts have been opened on digital assets trade in Malaysia worth RM16 billion in value as of...

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  • 01 NOV 2021
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HSBC: New policies, institutional reforms needed to catalyse Malaysia’s economic growth

As Malaysia emerges from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, a different set of policies as well as institutional reforms...

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  • 01 NOV 2021
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Environmentalists: Malaysia’s latest climate change action plan on greenhouse gas emissions may be too ambitious, unrealistic

Malaysia’s aspiration to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its economy by 45% based on the gross...

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  • 31 OCT 2021
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Nadma’s risk reduction policy to help country better deal with disasters the says PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy being formulated by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) can strengthen management and intensify...

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  • 30 OCT 2021
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Maybank Kim Eng Group CEO Ami Moris appointed as 30% Club Malaysia chairperson

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)’s investment banking arm Maybank Kim Eng Group chief executive officer (CEO) Ami Moris has been appointed...

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  • 28 OCT 2021
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Investors face myriad green investing rules

After years of complaints that there were no rules to determine what constitutes a "sustainable" investment, investors now fret there...

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  • 27 OCT 2021
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Malaysia: Labuan IBFC aims to be Asia's leading digital-based financial gateway with Islamic finance capabilities

Malaysia: Labuan IBFC aims to be Asia''s leading digital-based financial gateway with Islamic finance capabilities...

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  • 26 OCT 2021
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After nine years, senior lawyer acquitted and discharged of insider trading involving Sime Darby shares

An appeal against a previous acquittal and four more charges of alleged insider trading against lawyer Datuk Sreesanthan Eliathamby yet...

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  • 25 OCT 2021
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CIMB inks landmark RM2.45b SLD transaction with Standard Chartered

CIMB Bank has entered into a sustainability-linked derivative (SLD) transaction with Standard Chartered Malaysia in the form of an interest...

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  • 24 OCT 2021
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CTOS hopeful access to CCRIS reinstated soon

CTOS Digital Bhd is hopeful that its access to Bank Negara Malaysia’s Central Credit Reference Information System (CCRIS) will be...

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  • 23 OCT 2021
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Malaysia aims for sustainability in the shipping industry, celebrates 50 years as IMO member

Malaysia has set its sights on another 50 successful years as a member state of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO),...

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  • 22 OCT 2021
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MSPO acceptance helps improve the corporate image of palm oil industry in China

The support and acceptance of the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) has enabled the palm oil industry in China to...

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  • 21 OCT 2021
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62% of Malaysians prefer sustainable portfolio investments

The impact of the global pandemic has sharpened South-East Asian investors’ focus on environmental and social issues despite calls for...

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  • 20 OCT 2021
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EPF: RM155.18b outsourced to external fund managers as at Dec 31, 2020

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced on 8 October 2021, that a total of RM155.18 billion of the fund’s investment...

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  • 19 OCT 2021
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Sunway, Huawei sign MoU on digital initiatives

Sunway Bhd, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sunway Shared Services Sdn Bhd, and Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd has signed a...

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  • 18 OCT 2021
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MARC assigns gold to UEM Sunrise’s sustainability Sukuk

Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd (MARC) has assigned a “Gold” sustainability Sukuk assessment to UEM Sunrise Bhd’s (UEMS) sustainability Sukuk framework....

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  • 17 OCT 2021
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Bank Islam lists on Bursa Malaysia

Creating another milestone, Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd (Bank Islam), the pioneer of shariah-compliant banking in Malaysia’s, became the first pure-play...

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  • 16 OCT 2021
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BSN’s maiden sukuk wakalah issuance sees oversubscription

Bank Simpanan Nasional’s (BSN) debuted into the capital markets according to its RM750 million Sukuk Wakalah under its recently established...

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  • 16 OCT 2021
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Malaysia edged on the carbon tax, for generations to come

The recently tabled 12th Malaysia Plan 2021-2025 sets an ambitious goal for the country to beat Singapore and Indonesia in...

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  • 15 OCT 2021
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Powers unite for 'Just transition' in Asia

Civil society leaders from different reaches of the society like the environmental and labour movements, climate and energy experts, and...

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  • 14 OCT 2021
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Malaysia churns out more on sustainability

A lot can be expected from the world, including Malaysia, in the years to come during economic recovery to achieve...

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  • 13 OCT 2021
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MPC, GIACC launch business licensing website

Malaysia Productivity Corp (MPC) has collaborated with the Governance, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) in launching the Malaysian Licensing Guidelines...

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  • 12 OCT 2021
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YB Ventures plan private placement to raise to RM145.9m

Tiles manufacturer and information technology (IT) company YB Ventures Bhd Sdn has proposed to offer a private placement of up...

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  • 11 OCT 2021
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UEM Sunrise wins “Highly Commended” Award at the Sustainable Business Awards, Malaysia 2020/21

UEM Sunrise Berhad, one of the top property developers in Malaysia, recently marked another milestone....

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  • 10 OCT 2021
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Western Digital spearheads Malaysia’s first Global Lighthouse Network entrant

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognised and awarded the Western Digital factory at Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia as the...

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  • 09 OCT 2021
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Islamic banks’ reputation surges amid Covid-19 pandemic: Carma Asia report

Bank Rakyat has received the most favourable coverage among Islamic banking institutions in Asia, with Bank Islam Malaysia and Maybank...

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  • 07 OCT 2021
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Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Launches East Malaysia Crude Palm Oil Futures (FEPO)

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad ("Bursa Malaysia Derivatives") will be launching the East Malaysia Crude Palm Oil Futures ("FEPO") Contract to...

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  • 06 OCT 2021
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Bursa CEO sees another uncertain year for commodities on unpredictable weather, trade policy change

Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift said on 4 October, it is crucial for businesses...

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  • 05 OCT 2021
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Trade Costs On Rising In Asia And Pacific: Cuts In Red Tape Could Help Bend Trend

The high cost of trade in Asia and the Pacific continues to rise, but ongoing efforts to facilitate commerce will...

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  • 30 SEP 2021
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Chinese and Malaysian Foreign Ministries discussed ties and cooperation in sustainable development

Malaysia is welcome to actively participate in the initiative and work with China to build more global consensus and develop...

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  • 29 SEP 2021
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Johari Ghani states “12MP is important to secure Malaysia's future post-pandemic.”

The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) is important and challenging given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has limited government...

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  • 28 SEP 2021
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Principal Asset Management Bhd launch new ESG fund

Principal Asset Management Bhd launched the Principal Global Sustainable Growth Fund that allows investors to invest in an Environmental, Social,...

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  • 27 SEP 2021
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As days advance, Malaysia’s corporate governance remains progressive

An EquitiesFirst and Nasdaq report by Mak Yuen Teen, who has monitored Malaysian developments over the past 2 decades, noted...

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  • 26 SEP 2021
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Xinhua Silk Road: Initiative unveiled at 2021 Silk Road Maritime International Cooperation Forum to maintain unimpeded supply chain

An initiative jointly launched by practitioners in the global shipping and logistic industry was released recently at the 2021 Silk...

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  • 25 SEP 2021
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Perak MB Inc plants 75,000 trees in sustainable development push

Perak Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) planted 75,000 trees, including endangered species, across the state as part of the Perak...

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  • 24 SEP 2021
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Trust in Resilience: Taking a tax lens to ESG

In Malaysia, it is currently mandatory for public-listed companies to disclose their management of material economic, environmental and social risks...

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  • 23 SEP 2021
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3 Malaysian graft busters detained for allegedly stealing funds in case involving former spy chief

A source said that the three suspects were part of the special team assigned to probe into the allegations of...

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  • 23 SEP 2021
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Government agrees to Voluntary Carbon Markets development

The Cabinet agreed to a proposal by the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) in developing a Voluntary Carbon Markets...

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  • 22 SEP 2021
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Strengthen supply chain and raise domestic production to secure food supply, govt. advised

Sunway University Business School Professor of Economics Dr Yeah Kim Leng pointed out that food security is about meeting basic...

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  • 21 SEP 2021
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Private retirement scheme needs further development, improvements – Tengku Zafrul

Malaysia’s existing voluntary privately funded pension segment, the Private Retirement Scheme (PRS), needs to be further developed and improved to...

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  • 20 SEP 2021
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Shariah-compliant PayHalal partners Atome to enable Islamic buy-now-pay-later touchpoints

Shariah-compliant payment gateway PayHalal is partnering with buy-now-pay-later platform Atome to enable Murabaha buy-now-pay-later (iBNPL) acceptance across PayHalal’s merchant touchpoints...

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  • 18 SEP 2021
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What the new Malaysian government must do for the auto sector and decarbonisation

Following the change of government this month, the new Cabinet will have to tackle almost two years of neglect on...

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  • 17 SEP 2021
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Wilmar made a constituent of FTSE4Good Developed Index and FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index

Wilmar International Ltd, which wholly owns PPB Oil Palm Bhd, said it has been added to the FTSE4Good Developed Index...

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  • 16 SEP 2021
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CEO, three GLC senior execs nabbed by MACC

A chief executive officer of a government-linked company (GLC) was among four individuals arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)...

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  • 15 SEP 2021
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Maxeon Solar Technologies Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAXN), a global leader in solar innovation and channels, has announced the release of its...

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  • 15 SEP 2021
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Sustainable Development Goals can guide our Covid-19 recovery

With nations now looking to recover from the pandemic, it is critical to understand where we are in our development...

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  • 14 SEP 2021
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Affin Bank wins best corporate governance award

AFFIN Bank Bhd has bagged the Industry Excellence Award for the financial services sector at the MSWG-Asean Corporate Governance Awards...

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  • 14 SEP 2021
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BAT Malaysia announces Nadel Louay Salem’s appointment as managing director

British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT Malaysia) announced on 19 Aug the appointment of Nadel Louay Salem as managing...

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  • 13 SEP 2021
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Maybank leads the pack on ESG adoption

Maybank aims to become the regional ESG leader by 2025 with a net-zero carbon emissions position under the group’s five-year...

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  • 12 SEP 2021
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Malakoff and the Malaysian police cooperative signed MoU on rooftop solar projects

MALAKOFF Corp Bhd and Koperasi Polis Diraja Malaysia Bhd (KPDRM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the...

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  • 11 SEP 2021
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INCEIF launches i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance

The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) has launched the i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance collaboration to create...

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  • 09 SEP 2021
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HDC: Malaysia’s halal industry boosts nation’s economic growth

The importance and quality of the country’s halal industry have brought it into becoming one of the nation’s main engines...

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  • 08 SEP 2021
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Sustainability is a key focus at Epson’s new Southeast Asia headquarters

Epson''s Southeast Asia headquarters on Wednesday, 8 Sept moved from an office space in HarbourFront to Alexandra Technopark, where it...

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  • 07 SEP 2021
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Over 200 organisations back #RasuahBusters to eradicate corruption

More than 200 organisations are collaborating with the #RasuahBusters anti-corruption movement since its launch in January, which aims to eradicate...

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  • 06 SEP 2021
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Perkukuh will sharpen Khazanah's role

Khazanah Nasional Bhd is ready to build upon and strengthen its role to invest and deliver sustainable value for Malaysians....

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  • 05 SEP 2021
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Petronas to display green goals at Malaysia Pavilion in Dubai

Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC), the implementing agency of the Malaysia Pavilion, said Expo 2020 Dubai is...

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  • 04 SEP 2021
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PropertyGuru launches 'Green Score' to guide Singaporeans to sustainable homes

Green Score addresses the increasing demand among property seekers to make sustainable life choices, especially around choosing their future home....

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  • 03 SEP 2021
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Ipmuda becomes Malaysia’s 1st Shariah-compliant building material trading house

IPMUDA Bhd has become Malaysia’s first fully Shariah-compliant building materials and solutions trading house following its implementation of Shariah-compliant procedures....

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  • 02 SEP 2021
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Tabung Haji says it is committed to protecting depositors’ interests, setting up RCI probe

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has given the assurance that it would strengthen its corporate governance to continue to safeguard the...

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  • 31 AUG 2021
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Why do the rich have a tough time with capital statements

IT is becoming common for the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to ask high net worth individuals to account for the...

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  • 30 AUG 2021
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Undervaluation fuels share buybacks among plantation stocks

The treasury shares will be sold in the market for a profit, distributed to shareholders via a dividend payment, or...

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  • 30 AUG 2021
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PM tells factory owners in Malaysia to set up their Covid-19 vaccination centres at premises

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob stressed that all factory owners who employ foreign workers should set up their...

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  • 29 AUG 2021
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Special Report: Raising the bar for PIE auditors

The AOB is part of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and supports the SC in its regulation of PIE auditors....

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  • 29 AUG 2021
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Future-proofing homes: Sime Darby Property leads sustainable development with a flexible and holistic ecosystem

Sime Darby Property continues to push the envelope in producing homes that improve the overall quality of life for its...

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  • 28 AUG 2021
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MPOB develops the technology to help plantation workers

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has invented a technology that can assist oil palm plantation workers to load fresh...

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  • 27 AUG 2021
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Enhancing the landscape of modern medicine in Malaysia

The healthcare sector remains one of the most important domains in the world today....

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  • 25 AUG 2021
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Why Road Freight Is Gaining Traction in the SEA Supply Chain

In the supply chain, air freight is often considered the fastest mode of travel. However, road freight is now increasingly...

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  • 24 AUG 2021
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Retiring or Repurposing Asia’s Coal Plants: Why Owners Must Plan and Act Now

Governments and utility operators across Asia are challenged with balancing pressures to decarbonise while continuing to meet growing electricity demand...

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  • 23 AUG 2021
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CGS-CIMB Ranks TM as the Second- Best Malaysian Telco From an ESG Perspective

CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd said today it ranks Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) as the second- best from an environmental, social,...

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  • 22 AUG 2021
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Malaysian Crowdfunding Firm Nets US$1.7m From Ex-petronas CEO, Others

Ethis Global, a Malaysia-based Islamic fintech startup that focuses on crowdfunded investments, said it has raised US$1.7 million in a...

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  • 21 AUG 2021
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New government needs to make bold policy changes

The pandemic has exposed structural social inequality like never before and shown that Malaysia has no social welfare infrastructure to...

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  • 20 AUG 2021
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Be pragmatic, demand competence first in governance

Parliamentary systems often become the fulcrum of political machinations and manoeuvring, as they give a higher degree of autonomy to...

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  • 19 AUG 2021
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Rise of the chief sustainability officer

The perspective that meaningful and credible sustainability reporting is an essential requirement for any responsible business is increasingly becoming accepted...

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  • 18 AUG 2021
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Investors’ protection assured with regulated DAXs, says Luno

Reintroduced in November 2019 after being granted SC’s approval, Luno has over 90% of the regulated DAX market share in...

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  • 18 AUG 2021
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Malaysia's Sime Darby Plantation posts Q2 profit, sees firm palm prices

Improved production in its Indonesian operations also aided the upbeat results. Revenue at the world’s largest palm planter by land...

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  • 17 AUG 2021
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MPOB, Malaysian Nuclear Agency ink MoU for palm-based research using radiation technology

The first project is joint research in palm polyol and bio-polyester for the production of water-based acrylate polyurethane dispersions for...

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  • 17 AUG 2021
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Fitch slashes Malaysia growth to 0% for 2021

In a commentary today, the research unit of the Fitch Group noted that the daily Covid-19 cases in the country...

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  • 16 AUG 2021
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Malaysian businesses to gain new opportunities through ESG

A commitment to sustainability would help businesses find new opportunities and create economical, social and ecological value in the long-term....

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  • 12 AUG 2021
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Companies, investors must continue adapting to megatrends amid pandemic

CLIMATE change, urbanization and the rise of Asian economies - these are powerful, transformative trends that are expected to impact...

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  • 11 AUG 2021
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Dialog to venture into post-consumer plastics recycling industry

In a stock exchange filing on 11 August, Dialog announced that its wholly owned Dialog Corporate Sdn Bhd inked a...

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  • 10 AUG 2021
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Malaysia needs to build comprehensive digital ecosystem

The Ernst & Young (EY) study revealed that collaborative consumption and the sharing economy have been rising in South-East Asia,...

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  • 09 AUG 2021
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Sustainable and Secure: Hewlett Packatt continues to reinvent for future

Hewlett Packatt has created a culture of inclusion and equity within and outside the workplace, believing that it can improve...

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  • 08 AUG 2021
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Come clean over RM11.5bil borrowings, watchdog tells Putrajaya

An anti-corruption watchdog has questioned why the government borrowed RM11.5 billion in a span of 10 days, and demanded that...

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  • 07 AUG 2021
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Malaysian economy to rise in second quarter of 2021, lockdowns dampen outlook

The Malaysian economy is expected to grow sharply in the second quarter from a low base in the same period...

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  • 06 AUG 2021
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CPO futures forecast to trade higher next week

The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade higher next week on low...

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  • 05 AUG 2021
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Malaysia end-July palm oil stocks fall 7.3% to 1.5 mln T - MPOB

Malaysia’s end-July palm oil end-stocks fell 7.3% from June to 1.5 million tonnes, data from industry regulator the Malaysian Palm...

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  • 30 JUL 2021
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In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

While worries over Covid-19 have overshadowed other concerns, Japan’s heat and humidity, where temperatures can exceed 35 degrees Celsius (95°F),...

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  • 29 JUL 2021
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The fear that Covid would kill corporate sustainability was overblown, study finds

A global study found that about half of sustainability experts surveyed last year believed that corporate sustainability would be side-lined...

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  • 28 JUL 2021
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MOHR drafting plan to overcome forced labour issue with ILO assistance

The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR), with the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is in the process of...

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  • 27 JUL 2021
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UNFCCC publishes net-zero roadmap for financial markets

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, tasked with supporting the global response to climate change, announced the release...

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  • 24 JUL 2021
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G20 sets climate targets but stumbles on coal & fossil fuels

G20 environment ministers have pledged to adopt new climate targets within the next three months, following recent negotiations in Naples....

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  • 15 JUL 2021
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Govt to launch National Energy Policy ‘soon’, says Mustapa

The government will launch the National Energy Policy soon as a guide for the development of Malaysia’s energy sector, particularly...

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  • 13 JUL 2021
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Strong ESG ratings will help valuations, says CGS-CIMB

FTSE4GOOD Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) could become more prominent over time with increasing focus and scrutiny by asset managers on environmental,...

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  • 12 JUL 2021
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Malaysia’s ESG practices on par with other developing markets

Sustainability awareness among Malaysian corporates is on par with other developing markets as the push for environmental, social and governance...

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  • 11 JUL 2021
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G20 recognises carbon pricing as climate change tool for first time

G20 finance leaders recognised carbon pricing as a potential tool to address climate change for the first time in an...

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  • 09 JUL 2021
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Forced labour claims in Malaysian glove industry intensify as Covid-19-driven demand leads to significant change in supply chain — report

The ongoing presence of forced labour indicators in the Malaysian rubber glove manufacturing industry demonstrates a need for existing legislative...

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  • 08 JUL 2021
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Global carbon offsetting governance body to be formed by end of 2021

Plans have been drawn up by the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM) to launch an independent governance body...

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  • 07 JUL 2021
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Millions more in Southeast Asia face sea level rise risks than previously thought: Satellite imagery study

Huge swathes of land are closer to sea level across Southeast Asia than previously realised, highlighting the flood dangers faced...

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  • 06 JUL 2021
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Boost to clean energy investment could drive 10 million new green jobs

From offshore wind farms in Britain to floating solar power plants in Vietnam, about 13,000 renewable energy projects in nearly...

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  • 05 JUL 2021
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Carbon capture technology an important pillar for Southeast Asia to tackle climate change, say experts

Countries in Southeast Asia will need to harness new technologies to capture and store carbon emitted by fossil fuel industries...

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  • 02 JUL 2021
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Investing: Importance of investing in the ESG transition

Some of the most momentous announcements from Malaysia’s Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) conference last week came towards the...

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  • 30 JUN 2021
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Global beef sector sets biodiversity & climate commitments

A coalition of global beef producers, including JBS, Rabobank and Cargill, have unveiled a sustainability roadmap aimed at reducing the...

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  • 30 JUN 2021
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Asian coal plant drive threatens climate goals: Report

Five Asian countries are responsible for 80 per cent of new coal power stations planned worldwide, with the projects threatening...

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  • 29 JUN 2021
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Southeast Asian nations missing from push to protect 30% of planet

Leaders of the G7 nations backed a coalition of about 60 countries that have promised to conserve at least 30%...

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  • 28 JUN 2021
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Bursa Malaysia pushes sustainability among listed issuers

BURSA Malaysia Securities Bhd will be launching a Shariah-compliant version of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index, known as the FTSE4Good...

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  • 28 JUN 2021
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Local telcos enable better ESG practices

Malaysian telecommunications companies (telcos) act as an enabler of better environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices for other sectors in...

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  • 24 JUN 2021
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Companies with good ESG practices more resilient during Covid-19 pandemic, says Bursa CEO

Companies with good environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices have been more resilient since the start of the Covid-19...

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  • 24 JUN 2021
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Rising seas could cost Asia’s biggest cities US$724 billion by 2030

Rising sea-levels could inflict US$724 billion in economic damage to seven of Asia’s major cities this decade, a report by...

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  • 24 JUN 2021
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Securities Commission plans to release guide on sustainable and responsible investment taxonomy by year end

The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia plans to release a public consultation paper on sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) taxonomy by...

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  • 23 JUN 2021
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Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects build globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even...

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  • 23 JUN 2021
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The push to make ‘ecocide’ an international crime takes a big step forward

A panel of 12 lawyers from around the world has proposed a legal definition for a new crime that the...

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  • 21 JUN 2021
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Directors must be well-informed on ESG issues, ICDM chairman

Directors of corporate entities must keep abreast of the issues relating to the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in their...

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  • 21 JUN 2021
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More needed: G7 nations agree to boost climate finance

In last weekend’s G7 meetings, participating nations reaffirmed their commitment to provide $100 billion annually in climate finance to developing...

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  • 18 JUN 2021
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FTSE Russell threatens to expel 208 ESG offenders from FTSE4Good

Around 208 companies may be thrown out of the FTSE 4Good index series for failing to meet more stringent environmental...

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  • 16 JUN 2021
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JPMorgan to exclude Petronas, Pertamina from EM ESG index

Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas and Indonesian counterpart Pertamina are on a watchlist for removal from JPMorgan’s ESG EMBI index,...

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  • 16 JUN 2021
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Malaysia’s palm oil output at risk as lockdown worsens labour shortage

A resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the No. 2 palm oil grower Malaysia is set to exacerbate a labour shortage...

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  • 15 JUN 2021
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Small price increase in palm oil based products could save forests

Decoupling deforestation from the palm oil industry could be achieved by raising the price of palm-based consumer goods by just...

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  • 14 JUN 2021
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FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index see six new inclusions, four deletions in June Review

The six additions into the F4GBM Index are DKSH Holdings (M) Bhd, Heineken Malaysia Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, MNRB...

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  • 10 JUN 2021
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US tire maker Goodyear loses dispute against foreign workers in Malaysia

Around 250 migrant workers had filed a total of five complaints against Goodyear Malaysia in 2019 and 2020 over non-compliance...

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  • 09 JUN 2021
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World expected to hit ‘peak oil’ by 2030 in shift to renewables

If the same pace of investment is maintained, the research foresees peak oil happening “