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MEA to conduct study on blue economy next year — Azmin

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11  -- The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) will be conducting a feasibility study on blue economy next year.

Malaysia needs quality companies to become industrial hub for Asean

THE government needs to focus on building a few quality companies — instead of a mass of sluggish companies — that can...

Study shows low rate of recycling plastic bottles in M’sia

PETALING JAYA: Only 16% of PET bottles in Malaysia are collected for recycling purposes, a study found. PET is polyethylene...

5G and AI vital for future growth

THE implementation of 5G network and artificial intelligence (AI) would not only change the future, but also provide room for growth in...

MED identifies six new anchor companies under vendor development programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 -- The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) has identified six more new anchor companies under its Vendor Development...

Analysts: Third quarter GDP likely to have slowed

PETALING JAYA: Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the third quarter is likely to have slowed due to weaknesses in supply side...

Creating clear career pathways for TVET

FOR the nation to move forward in tandem with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) and beyond, there is a clear need...

BIOMEDICAL

Moon calls for ‘K-beauty’ strategy in biotech innovation project

President Moon Jae-in instructed his economy team Thursday to explore ways to develop South Korea's cosmetics industry in connection with the initiative...

France to Maintain Fast Track Schemes for Clinical Trials

As the new EU clinical trial regulation is expected to take effect next spring, France’s drug regulator, Agence Nationale de Sécurité du...

1 in 10 women with endometriosis report using cannabis to ease their pain

Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside of the womb. It...

Harmful chemical in plastic food containers: Ministry will look into it, says Dr Dzulkefly

SEREMBAN: The Ministry of Health through its Food Safety and Quality Division (BKKM) will look into the reports of harmful chemicals found...

Easing the suffering of NCD patients

THE three big Hs – hypertension, hyperlipidemia and high blood sugar – might be able to be controlled by sea buckthorn oil.

AGBIOTECH

Brazil says Saudi Arabia approved eight new beef exporting plants

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said in a statement on Monday that the Saudi Food and Drug Authority has approved...

Musang King Malaysia semakin laris di China

HANGZHOU: Syarikat pemborong milik Alibaba Group, Pagoda, berhasrat memperkukuhkan pasaran import durian dari Malaysia bagi memenuhi permintaan industri di China.

The milk, the whole milk and nothing but the milk: the story behind our...

The plight of Australia’s dairy farmers is on the political agenda this week, after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson narrowly failed in her...

Tanam timun, anak muda jadi jutawan – Tze Tzin

KUALA LUMPUR: Sistem fertigasi dalam penanaman timun, cili padi dan terung yang selama ini dianggap hanya memberi pendapatan sampingan kepada pengusahanya, mampu...

Boosting development in Selangor’s northern corridor districts

ECOTOURISM and agriculture plans will be implemented in the districts of Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor to boost development in...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Avantium opens branch office in Japan

Moving ahead with its strategy to advance the use of PEF in high-value applications, Avantium Renewable Polymers has announced plans to open...

Hollywood sends materials to anaerobic digester, poop to paper, hydrogen from seawater, Kanye’s algae...

Even Hollywood is going green these days with the latest Bond movie sending 30 tons of food and biodegradable materials to anaerobic...

Plastic pollution: Grass ‘could be used for packaging’

Grass, straw and maize stalks could provide alternatives to plastic packaging, scientists have said. Bangor University researchers are working...

Industri perladangan perlu ubah budaya hadapi IR4.0

KUALA LUMPUR: Industri pertanian dan perladangan perlu mengubah strategi, mentaliti dan budaya untuk kekal kompetitif dalam arus Revolusi Industri 4.0 (IR4.0).

Sarawak venturing into hydrogen power, says CM

KUCHING: Sarawak wants to venture into the hydrogen economy in its commitment towards the environment, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari...