Digital Free Trade Zone

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Digital Free Trade Zone KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s first Digital Free Trade Zone outside China was launched in Malaysia recently – aimed at doubling the nation’s e-commerce growth and increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution to RM211 billion by 2020. Estimated to create more than 60,000 job opportunities by 2025, it is able to…

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Alipay now available in Malaysia

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Alipay now available in Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s largest financial service providers – Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) and CIMB Bank Berhad, recently partnered with China’s Ant Financial Services Group to enable the Alipay mobile wallet in Malaysia as an alternative cashless payment for Chinese tourists. Operated by Ant Financial, Alipay is an eWallet payment…

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e-Filing of Form CP204 AND CP204A

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e-Filing of Form CP204 AND CP204A        For the purpose of tax administration, the IRB has confirmed that SMEs are still required to submit the Form CP204 within the stipulated deadline but without any estimate of tax payable. Furthermore, the IRBM has announced that companies are required to furnish Form CP204 and CP204A via e-Filing with…

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Malaysia Records 4.5% Economic Growth

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Malaysia records 4.5% economic growth KUALA LUMPUR: Driven by private sector spending and the manufacturing and services sector, Malaysia’s economy grew 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 – exceeding economists’ survey of 4.4%. The nation’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said this was the strongest expansion compared to a 4.3% growth in the…

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