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Higher prices of electronic gadgets expected due to Japan’s tsunami ?

March 31, 2011

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Now is the time to buy the dream gadget you always wanted. It is indeed a high possibility the prices of most gadgets will rise especially if its  sources are from from Japanese factories. QUOTE : AFP News Japan churns out many of the world’s smartphones, video cameras and other gadgets and while sales are […]

HTC wins 2011 Device Manufacturer of the Year Award

February 20, 2011

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HTC  ? what  HTC ?  – it is a unrecorded fact that the brand HTC is still a relatively obscure and unknown brand for smartphones in Malaysia. Especially in smaller towns, the brand HTC connotes  a cheap China/Taiwan copycat maker. Most Malaysians are shock when they see HTC products being sold at prices above the […]

Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme presented by Idris Jala

September 23, 2010

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About 4,000 people thronged the ETP’s open  at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 21Sep.  The government has announced the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to realise Malaysia’s ambition to turn the country into a high-income economy by 2020. Idris Jala, the CEO of the Government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu),  view  his […]

The FOXCONN Industrial empire

September 11, 2010

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Foxconn was thrown into limelight in May 2010 when several cases of workers suicides were reported. Foxconn is the world largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide and mainly manufactures on contract to other companies. Foxconn produces the Mac mini, the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone for Apple Inc.; Intel-branded motherboards for Intel […]

World’s richest and poorest countries ?

August 26, 2010

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This is a interesting piece of news which I recieved in my mail. It summarizes the state of many countries financial status. We know the world’s richest man is Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, followed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet of USA. How about governments? Which countries’ government is the richest (having most money […]

Democratic Dreams in Asia – by Dr Bridget Welsh

August 12, 2010

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The Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute ( Seri) is organising a Lecture series on “Democratic Dreams in Asia: Opportunities and Obstacles” by Dr. Bridget Welsh, an Associate Professsor in Political Science at Singapore Management University. Is democracy expanding or contracting in Asia? This discussion centers on trends in the expansion of political rights, electoral choice, […]

Thailand’s economic growth more than 10% vs Malaysia’s projected 6 % ?

August 5, 2010

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Malaysia’s economic growth has averaged 4.2 percent annually since 2006, below the 6 percent targeted by the government under the previous five-year plan.  The economy shrank 1.7 percent last year. Foreign direct investment ( FDI ) nosedive by 81% in 2009, the worst in the Asian region. Last week, CIMB group chief executive officer Nazir […]