Saturday, 18 November 2017
By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- With threats of serious financial crime looming with the emergence of new technologies, including cryptocurrencies, can bitcoin survive scrutiny from central banks globally? 

Amid growing warnings of a market bubble, central banks, such as that of China, have restricted cryptocurrencies trading, which sent the virtual currency dropping as much as 40 per cent since reaching a record high of US$4,921 on Sept 1, cutting about US$20 billion in market value.

This is following a crackdown by Chinese regulators on cryptocurrencies trading, including bitcoin, which according to the authorities have become a tool for speculation among investors and also serves as a payment conduit for illegal fundraising and money laundering.  
Friday, 06 November 2015

HDS Shifting Focus Into Third Platform, IoT

From Zuhafizah Ahmad Zaki

PHUKET (Thailand), Nov 6 (Bernama) -- Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) is shifting focus into the third platform and Internet of Things (IoT) as social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) becoming a force driving the business environment.

Its Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Hubert Yoshida said HDS, however, has an additional advantage for being a part of the renowned Hitachi Ltd of Japan.

Thursday, 05 November 2015

Appeal Rejected GST Refund Claims, Chua Urges Businesses

By Mohd Khairi Idham Amran

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Finance has urged businesses whose Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims have been rejected to appeal as soon as possible at the main branch of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

Deputy Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong said the refund from an appeal does not have to abide by the 14-day refund guideline for normal claims but would depend on the complexity of the case and how fast the company could provide the information needed by Customs.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

IRDA In Talks With Potential Investors From Europe, North America & Far East

By Nurul Jannah Kamaruddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 (Bernama) -- The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) says it is in talks with potential investors from Europe, North America and the Far East, who are keen to participate in the development of Iskandar Malaysia.

Chief Executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the potential investors were from the food processing, logistics and financial services industries, the new focus sectors of the region.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Saigon - The City That Never Sleeps

By Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 (Bernama) -- My thoughts turn to Vietnam's signature couture, the Ao Dai during my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest bustling city which offers a melange of culture, history and natural beauty.

Women dressed in Ao Dais - long gown worn with side slits over wide trousers - take to the streets on their way or back home, or gracefully sail on their bikes along streets.

Svelte women in delicate pastels greet you at the hotel reception desk while older ladies in deep shades of colour cut a striking post at a restaurant dinner. The Ao Dai appears to flatter every figure.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Pengarah Filem Terkenal Osman Ali Tidak Kejar Anugerah

Oleh Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Nov (Bernama) -- Osman Ali, pengarah filem terkenal kelahiran Langkawi ini memulakan kerjaya dalam industri perfileman dek kerana dorongan serta minat yang mendalam sejak dari kecil.

Terpengaruh dengan naskah-naskah nusantara seperti karya agung Allahyarham Tan Sri P. Ramlee, filem daripada negara Thailand dan Indonesia, Osman Ali yang berjiwa seni mula berjinak-jinak menulis skrip semasa di bangku sekolah lagi dan menjadikan rakan-rakannya sebagai 'juri' untuk setiap helaian skrip yang dihasilkannya.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Timing Of GST Implementation Was Right, Says Tax Expert

By Azlee Nor Mahmud

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- The timing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation was right as it helped cushion the impact of falling oil prices, PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn Bhd senior executive director Jennifer Chang said.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Bernama Unleashing Creative Talents

By Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Ansel Adams, a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation once said, 'You don't take a photograph, you make it." Throughout history, many famous photographers such as Adams, have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it's only their photographs that are inspirational.

Their insights into the creative process have guided generations of photographers and shaped the way even today's best photographers think about their subjects and scenes.

The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) takes pride in its photographers who record important developments as they unfold.

Friday, 30 October 2015

China's CRRC ZELC Seeks To Supply More Trains To ASEAN Via Malaysian Plant

By Samantha Tan Chiew Ting

CHANGSHA, (HUNAN), Oct 29 (Bernama) -- CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co Ltd (CRRC ZELC), a major electric locomotive manufacturer in China, is seeking potential orders from ASEAN via its Malaysian platform.



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