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COP 27 – Five Key Takeaways

The lead-up to COP27 was inauspicious. Only 26 out of 193 countries had tightened pledges – made a year ago in Glasgow – for...

Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remains robust – RHB IB

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain quite robust heading into 2023, despite the uncertainties on the political front following the just-concluded...

Digitalisation, REEs, healthcare to be Malaysia’s new sources of growth

DIGITALtransformation, rare earth elements (REEs) and the healthcare industry are expected to become the new, major sources of growth for Malaysia in the next...

Employers survey: Salaries expected to rise next year

PETALING JAYA: Salaries for executives are expected to rise by 5.44 per cent and for non-executives by 5.43 per cent next year. This was based...

Everyone has a role to play in sustainable development

THERE has been an excessive push for economic growth across the globe, and this push has led to the depletion of natural resources and...

Ekonomi APEC perlu giat usaha capai pertumbuhan ekonomi inklusif

BANGKOK: Pemimpin Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (APEC) berikrar untuk mempergiatkan lagi usaha ke arah pemulihan ekonomi yang inklusif, pasca pandemik. Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri...

Political stability strengthens economy, boosts investors’ confidence – Economist

KUALA LUMPUR – Political stability adds strength to the economy and boosts investors’ confidence in the country, said Juwai IQI global chief economist Shan Saeed. “Political...

BIOMEDICAL

The 2022 Biotech Graveyard

In honor of one of the spookiest biotech markets in recent memory (yes, we’re aware Halloween is long over, but let us live!), we...

Medicines for Malaria Venture and Novartis move to phase 3 trial

Ganaplacide/lumefantrinein new study as world faces emerging resistance to malaria treatments Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture MMV have announced that they are to progress...

First Gene Therapy Approved for Adults with Hemophilia B

The FDA approved UniQure’s Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy for the treatment of adults with Hemophilia B (congenital Factor IX deficiency).

Biomarker predicts resistance to immunotherapies in melanoma

Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified potential biomarkers that predict the likelihood for checkpoint inhibitor drugs to backfire, driving hyper-progression of melanoma cells instead...

World’s first industrial model of a flow photo-on-demand synthesis system that uses chloroform as...

Various chemical products, such as polymers and pharmaceutical intermediates, are currently synthesized with phosgene as their precursor or raw material. However, phosgene is highly...

AGBIOTECH

Data snapshot: Agribusiness Marketplaces poised to ‘positively impact’ Asia-Pacific’s smallholder farmers

Asia-Pacific Agribusiness Marketplaces scooped up $628 million in 2021, according to AgFunder’s first-ever Asia-Pacific AgriFoodtech Investment Report. “Agribusiness Marketplaces” is AgFunder’s term for online marketplace platforms...

Learning from chickens at the University of Illinois Poultry Research Farm

The first thing I notice when we step through white double doors of the growers’ house is that every one of the 1,200 or...

Why less can be more for Asia’s shrimp farms

As the shrimp veteran explains, biosecurity practices on Asian farms were initially largely focused on preventing whitespot syndrome virus (WSSV) by using “the exclusionary principle”: namely by stocking...

Could lab-grown meat pave the way for more ethical, environmentally friendly food?

After the Food and Drug Administration's recent declaration that a lab-grown meat product is "generally recognized as safe" for consumption, don't be surprised if you see...

The bigger picture: Early feed access to improve growth

Swedish researchers at the department of animal nutrition and management of the university in Uppsala looked at early feed access in chicken starter diets. They...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Palm oil sustainability debated on sidelines of G20 summit

The Indonesian Government, the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) and the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) hosted the first Sustainable Vegetable Oil...

Transitioning to green energy could produce more harmful carbon emissions

As the world strives to become carbon neutral and align with countries’ low-carbon policies, more countries are looking to ditch fossil fuels and transfer...

Sequencing project to unleash the biotechnological potential of single-celled algae

An ambitious plan to sequence the genomes of all known species of euglenoids over the next decade has been launched today. The network of...

Decarbonising with green solar hydrogen energy

GLOBAL urbanisation and industrialisation are leaving mighty dents in the environment and enormous carbon footprints that can no longer be 'absorbed' from the atmosphere. As...

Malaysian plastics industry remains resilient with steady growth — MIDA

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 23): The Malaysian plastics industry exhibited resilience during the pandemic and has continued on a steady growth path. The Malaysian Investment Development Authority...