MIDA to Host a Seminar on Furniture and Wood-Based Industry in Sabah on 23 January 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) will be organising a Seminar on Furniture and Wood-Based Industry on 23 January 2019 at the Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu Sabah. The event is organised as part of MIDA’s effort to promote Sabah as the next investment destination for wood and wood-based industry in Malaysia.

The hosting of this event in Sabah is a step in the right direction which acknowledges the furniture and wood-based industry as one of the key industries to be developed in Sabah. It is also in line with the State Government’s measure to safeguard local industries and boost more downstream activities which will eventually increase the economic development and living standards of the local communities in Sabah.

CIMB guarantees 'hottest' foreign currency exchange rates for customers

'Hottest’ rates guaranteed or difference to be reimbursed to customers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- CIMB Bank Berhad (“CIMB Bank”) and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (“CIMB Islamic”) are upping the ante on their customer proposition by guaranteeing the ‘hottest’ rates for foreign remittance, and offering a reimbursement of up to RM100 per customer per day upon proof of a lower published rate from any other commercial bank[1] . The special offer, called CIMB Preferred Hot Rates is currently offered to CIMB Preferred customers when they remit RM20,000 and above across all foreign currencies at any CIMB branch or CIMB Preferred Call Centre.

Samir Gupta, CEO, Group Consumer Banking, CIMB Group, said, “As a leading ASEAN universal bank, CIMB remains committed to providing the best value propositions to our customers. Under our existing CIMB Preferred proposition, our affluent customers already enjoy a compelling suite of regional banking convenience and lifestyle privileges and we are excited to introduce this guaranteed rates for foreign currency exchange to them. Being the only bank in Malaysia to offer this unique benefit reflects CIMB’s effort to continuously enhance its offerings to provide the best value-for-money experience to our customers.”

Space Executive recognized as one of the Best Places To Work in Singapore for 2019

SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- Space Executive, a boutique executive search business covering the areas of strategy, change, transformation, finance, HR, sales and marketing and professional services, was recently certified as one of the best places to work in Singapore for 2019. Best Places to Work program is an international program providing employers in different countries the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience. Companies making the list are recognized for their organization’s culture, leadership and management, wellbeing, compensation and benefits along with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

Space Executive received outstanding scores across several aspects of their workplace such as leadership, compensable and benefits, recognition, teamwork and opportunities for employee growth.

MIA supports government's special voluntary disclosure programme

Tax Evasion Increasingly Dicey with Malaysia’s Implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) with International Tax Authorities

MIA Organises Seminar on Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme to Educate Members and Affected Taxpayers on Need for Voluntary Disclosure to Support National Development

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) --
To assist the Government in managing the fiscal deficit and support nation building, MIA organised a half day seminar focusing on the Government’s latest Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP).

“As the regulator for the profession, MIA is pleased to share our tax expertise to facilitate the Government’s SVDP. MIA encourages all taxpayers to take advantage of the Government’s amnesty and disclose their undeclared income,” said MIA Vice President Huang Shze Jiun in his welcome remarks.

Polyplastics' New "DURANEX(R) 532AR" PBT Resin Provides Excellent Alkali Stress Crack Resistance For Automotive Market

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- The Polyplastics Group has announced the introduction of a new polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin which delivers excellent alkali stress crack resistance for a range of automotive applications. The new grade, DURANEX(R) 532AR, also exhibits outstanding hydrolysis/heat shock resistance and electrical performance for components in the chassis and engine compartment.

As demand for durability, safety and reliability in auto parts continues to increase, DURANEX(R) 532AR has successfully reduced the risk of cracking in molded articles by preventing alkali from penetrating the inside of the resin, thus imparting toughness that helps generate less stress. This alkaline can arise from rust formation in metal parts. DURANEX(R) 532AR, treated with a hydrolysis-resistant formula, has greater durability than standard materials.

Chris Hemsworth set to inspire health and happiness with Swisse Wellness

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- Swisse Wellness, Australia's No.1 Brand in Vitamins and Supplements, announces today a global partnership with international actor Chris Hemsworth as its newest Global Brand Ambassador.

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"The brand and our regional marketing teams across the world are truly excited about partnering with Chris who is a perfect complement to the Swisse brand," said Severine Brichard-Rooney, H&H Group Global Director of Marketing.

Odakyu Group Starts 2019 Lunar New Year Campaign

TOKYO, Jan 17 (Bernama) --

-Member Companies of Odakyu Group in Shinjuku, Hakone, Enoshima and Kamakura to Join Hands in Welcoming Tourists from Abroad -

The Odakyu Group started a "2019 Lunar New Year Campaign" from Wednesday, January 16, to Friday, February 15, 2019.

As part of the campaign, the Odakyu Group presents qualified travelers with coupons worth 500 yen each -- which can be used in Tokyo's Shinjuku district popular among travelers from abroad as well as in the Hakone, Enoshima and Kamakura districts -- popular tourist spots along the Odakyu railway lines -- and offers special goods aboard Limited Express Romancecar trains exclusively during the Lunar New Year period. Companies belonging to the Odakyu Group are joining hands in welcoming inbound tourists such as by wearing special "hospitality" badges.