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Free For All / Re: DIGITAL FREE TRADE ZONE
« Last post by eye-hub on Today at 09:22:27 PM »
why Malaysia?? Malaysia have the worst internet speed and service ...
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Global Markets / Re: JACK MA
« Last post by eye-hub on Today at 09:15:19 PM »
4 Must-Know Things About The Digital Free Trade Zone And Why It's A Big Deal For M'sians

On March 22, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak officially launched the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), the first e-hub in the world that is established together with the Alibaba Group and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The launch was done at the second Global Transformation Forum hosted by the Malaysian government.

Present at the event was founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, together with many e-commerce representatives gearing up to hear about the future of Internet Economy.

You’ve probably come across many headlines detailing the launch of this e-hub but many still remain confused on why it’s considered such a big deal. We break it down to you to understand the big step taken by our country in an effort to spearhead Malaysia towards a more innovative economic future.

Who?

First up, let’s talk about who exactly is involved in this.

This project was first announced in Budget 2017 by our Prime Minister. The government allocated RM 162 million to implement programmes in alignment to the country’s goal of making 2017 the year of the Internet Economy. Examples of the programmes include the Digital Maker Movement and the Malaysia Digital Hub.

To further this vision, Najib brought Jack Ma on board as Malaysia’s digital economy adviser in hopes of being closer to becoming a fully sustainable developed digital economy nation.

Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) have also been inked between Alibaba affiliates and Malaysian entities to enhance DFTZ. Some of them include:

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) will work with Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to develop a regional e-commerce and logistics hub in the KLIA Aeropolis, the planned integrated airport city, as part of the DFTZ.
Catcha Group is made the master developer of the Kuala Lumpur Internet City (KLIC). The KLIC will be a component of the DFTZ, which aims to house at least 1,000 Internet related firms.
Maybank and CIMB will work with Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s financial payments arm, to enable the Alipay mobile wallet in Malaysia.
What?

Now that you know the game players, time to understand what the game is about.

The DFTZ is the world’s first special trade zone that will promote the growth of e-commerce by providing a state-of-the-art platform for SMEs and enterprises to conduct the businesses and services.
This will be Alibaba’s first e-hub outside its home base in China. It’s meant to allow SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and “the younger generation” more access to global markets by lowering trade barriers.
It’s part of Jack Ma’s plan to build an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP).
It’s part of the National E-commerce Strategic Roadmap which aims to double Malaysia’s e-commerce growth from 10.8% to 20.8% by 2020.
Malaysia plans to formulate an attractive package for the DFTZ to encourage more people to join the country’s e-commerce sector.
Future plans include establishing  an “independent satellite support service” which will complement the DFTZ facility.

Image Credit: liveatpc.com
Why?

Do Malaysians need to care about this?

Well, not all Malaysians need to perhaps, but those involved in businesses or have plans to do so should definitely take note of the huge advancements that can happen from this launch.

Levelling up the playing field.
One of the biggest advantages of this is that it gives room for online traders to compete in a healthy environment.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the concept would mirror the existing Free Trade Zone where businesses were given incentives, including tax exemptions.

“The establishment of DFZ would stimulate the economy as it gives room for online traders to compete in a healthy environment. Locations of the businesses will no longer be a hindrance to traders. For instance, a trader in Kota Belud would have an equal opportunity to market or sell his items, as a trader from the Klang Valley. This is the future of the digital economy,” said Abdul Rahman.

Following demands of online shopping over in-store shopping.
The growth of e-commerce is inevitable. President of Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) Serm Teck Choon said with more Malaysians buying things online, DFTZ is sure to help in boosting up the whole e-commerce sector.

“Whether you are large corporations looking to start your e-commerce initiative, or an SME which is leveraging on digital, or even a consumer who wants to buy cheaper products online—you should benefit from the incentives including tax exemptions, especially if this digital free trade zone works similarly to other free trade zones in the real world,” said Teck Choon.

It’s said that through DFTZ, the purchase of goods via the Internet or e-commerce worth RM1,200 and below will be exempted from paying tax. This is a step up from the current rule where goods worth RM500 and below purchased through e-commerce were not subjected to any tax.

Potential to boost the contribution from digital connectivity economy.
President of Internet Alliance (an association for Internet service providers) Chan Kee Siak said currently, the contribution from the digital connectivity is about 16% and that DFTZ could successfully boost it to as high as 25% and beyond as soon as by year-end.

“IA believes so because the local Internet community is a fast adapter and knows how to organically leverage on any (good) initiative quickly,” said Kee Siak.

DFTZ also has potential to double the growth rate of local SME’s goods exports by 2025 and create 60,000 jobs by then. Currently, SMEs contribute 37% GDP today where 97% of businesses are SMEs and microenterprises. With DFTZ, it can grow up to 60% to 80%.

Where?

The DFTZ is divided into 2 main phases.

1st phase: Developing a regional e-commerce and logistics hub near KLIA.
This hub will function as a centralised customs clearance, warehousing and fulfillment facility for Malaysia and the region. It’ll help speed up clearance for imports and exports.

The DFTZ will also be connected directly to Hangzhou’s Cross-Border E-commerce Pilot Zone (which is also the location of Alibaba’s headquarters) via Alibaba’s OneTouch e-services platform. It’ll digitise many of the trading operations like customs clearance, foreign exchange services, financing services and logistics solutions which will ease bilateral trade.

2nd phase: Kuala Lumpur Internet City (KLIC)
This is set to be the premier digital hub for global and local internet-related companies targeting Southeast Asia. It will facilitate end-to-end support, networking and knowledge-sharing aiming to drive innovation in the internet economy and the eCommerce industry.

KLIC will take the form of a 500,000sq ft area in Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur serving as a place for SMEs to get on board e-commerce as well as provide a place for startups who want to innovate in the area of e-commerce.

Catcha Group is the master developer and the project is estimated to have a gross development value of US$1.13 billion. The hub is expected to be launched end-2019.

The Future Of Malaysia’s Internet Economy

Being a part of Southeast Asia with a population of about 600 million, it’s crucial for Malaysia to leverage off modern economy means and find ways to work with other member countries. The DFTZ is one of the bigger stepping stones towards realising Gartner’s predictions that by 2025, every industry will be transformed by digital business.

“DFTZ is a testament to Malaysia’s unwavering commitment to propel the growth of SMEs through eCommerce. It also marks a new phase of collaboration between Malaysian and Chinese businesses through the participation of Mr Ma and Alibaba Group. I strongly believe that together, we can achieve a more prosperous economic landscape that benefits the industry and people,” Najib commented.

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Global Markets / Re: JACK MA
« Last post by eye-hub on Today at 09:13:25 PM »



why Malaysia?? Malaysia have the worst internet speed and service ...





Jack Ma to launch Alibaba's regional distribution hub in Malaysia

By Liz Lee | KUALA LUMPUR
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said.

The hub would be sited within KLIA Aeropolis, a 24,700-acre development led by airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) that is expected to generate more than 7 billion ringgit ($1.58 billion) worth of domestic and foreign investments.

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak are expected to announce the plans at an event in Kuala Lumpur next week, the sources said.

The hub will be set up with the help of Malaysian state-linked agencies. It was not clear whether Alibaba would invest any funds in the project.

"Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has existing facility for Alibaba Group to pilot their distribution services here, and if (Alibaba) decide to expand in the future, there is the option to build more on other (undeveloped) sites in KLIA Aeropolis," one source said.

Alibaba and the Malaysian prime minister's office did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

Najib appointed Ma as his government's digital economy adviser during an official trip to China in November.

Malaysian media reported that Ma, whose Alibaba owns Chinese online shopping business Taobao, would help steer Malaysia's e-economy development with the implementation of online payment and banking.

"Many people see Malaysia as an emerging hub next to Singapore. Malaysia may not be able to take all of Singapore's business but it is a good choice (logistically)," one source said.

This would mark Alibaba's first investment in Malaysia. The company invested $1 billion last year to control Singapore-based e-commerce platform Lazada, Southeast Asia's largest online shopping platform. It also increased its shareholding in Singapore Post to 14.4 percent from the 10.2 percent acquired in 2014 and bought a 20-percent stake in Thai e-payment service, Ascend Money.

Ties between Malaysia and Beijing have blossomed in recent months with a surge of investments from China.

China agreed to buy assets of troubled state fund 1MDB for $2.3 billion in December 2015.

Najib returned from November's Beijing visit with 14 agreements amounting to $34.4 billion, which included an agreement to buy four Chinese naval vessels and collaboration to build rail projects in Malaysia.

Sources said the distribution hub would be part of Malaysia's Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), also slated to be launched during Ma's visit next week.

"KLIA Aeropolis includes many components and the DFTZ is likely a new component to be added into the development," one source said.

Plans to establish the DFTZ were announced in the national budget last October.

(Reporting by Liz Lee; Additional reporting by Anshuman Daga in SINGAPORE and Adam Jourdan in SHANGHAI; Editing by Paul Tait)



http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-alibaba-idUSKBN16P041
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Equities / Re: TODAY HOT WARRANTS & PENNY TIP >>.............?
« Last post by DR KIM on Today at 09:12:57 PM »
##  the rule of  thumb  is  ' the cheaper the warrantss  >> the higher the  %  GAIN ' ... the most important LAW OF INVESTMENT even the smart 3i no got understand.

3i got to attend our DR KIM lecture to understand it.  :nod: :nod: :nod:


Mr  3 I  is  around  >>  that why  Mr 3 I  complained that his  investments are KAPUT  ! :cash:

It has been a very bad 52 weeks for my investing. :phew:

Every stock I have been holding is down by > 50%. :sweat:

Every new stock I bought, is now below its buying price. :headbang:

Every trade I made, I lost money. :headbang:

What should I do? :phew: :S :speechless:


Time to reflect and re-strategise.    :cash: :) 8)


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Global Markets / Re: JACK MA
« Last post by eye-hub on Today at 09:12:06 PM »
Jack Ma to launch Alibaba's regional distribution hub in Malaysia

By Liz Lee | KUALA LUMPUR
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said.

The hub would be sited within KLIA Aeropolis, a 24,700-acre development led by airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) that is expected to generate more than 7 billion ringgit ($1.58 billion) worth of domestic and foreign investments.

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak are expected to announce the plans at an event in Kuala Lumpur next week, the sources said.

The hub will be set up with the help of Malaysian state-linked agencies. It was not clear whether Alibaba would invest any funds in the project.

"Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has existing facility for Alibaba Group to pilot their distribution services here, and if (Alibaba) decide to expand in the future, there is the option to build more on other (undeveloped) sites in KLIA Aeropolis," one source said.

Alibaba and the Malaysian prime minister's office did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

Najib appointed Ma as his government's digital economy adviser during an official trip to China in November.

Malaysian media reported that Ma, whose Alibaba owns Chinese online shopping business Taobao, would help steer Malaysia's e-economy development with the implementation of online payment and banking.

"Many people see Malaysia as an emerging hub next to Singapore. Malaysia may not be able to take all of Singapore's business but it is a good choice (logistically)," one source said.

This would mark Alibaba's first investment in Malaysia. The company invested $1 billion last year to control Singapore-based e-commerce platform Lazada, Southeast Asia's largest online shopping platform. It also increased its shareholding in Singapore Post to 14.4 percent from the 10.2 percent acquired in 2014 and bought a 20-percent stake in Thai e-payment service, Ascend Money.

Ties between Malaysia and Beijing have blossomed in recent months with a surge of investments from China.

China agreed to buy assets of troubled state fund 1MDB for $2.3 billion in December 2015.

Najib returned from November's Beijing visit with 14 agreements amounting to $34.4 billion, which included an agreement to buy four Chinese naval vessels and collaboration to build rail projects in Malaysia.

Sources said the distribution hub would be part of Malaysia's Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), also slated to be launched during Ma's visit next week.

"KLIA Aeropolis includes many components and the DFTZ is likely a new component to be added into the development," one source said.

Plans to establish the DFTZ were announced in the national budget last October.

(Reporting by Liz Lee; Additional reporting by Anshuman Daga in SINGAPORE and Adam Jourdan in SHANGHAI; Editing by Paul Tait)



http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-alibaba-idUSKBN16P041
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Free For All / Re: OLY IS MISSING!
« Last post by DR KIM on Today at 08:18:47 PM »
:D :D :D

oly eat eat eat....finally bite the dust?

 :'( :'( pls giv him cpr.......oli come back oli...outside wind big rain big....... :'( :S

Anybody  checked  at the HOMELESS  CENTRE  IN KL  ,   shouting  her name ' OLY  SHANTEE  INVESTLAH ' using  LOUD  SPEAKER   +    another HOMELESS  PORT  closed  to UTC  Old PuduRaya..... :S :phew:
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Equities / Re: CAN'T WAIT MONDAY ....$$$$$
« Last post by DR KIM on Today at 08:07:08 PM »
Watch Out   >>   "  NEXGRAM & SONS   IS  NEXT "   :cash: :beer: :cocktail: :party:  :dancing: :)

Nexgram & sons ... 2morow superstars, oredi guaranti ! :clap: :clap: :clap: :cash: :cash: :cash:

Noted , Stock Guru  Ah Bah.... :handshake: :thumbsup:

NO doubt , since around 90 % of   stock  GURU , * , Analysts , Punters , Speculators ,
Gamblers   says '  NEXGRAM & SONS    IS  NEXT '......

##  hmmmm , SMELLINGG  :beer: :cocktail: :party:  NEXGRAMS  &  SONS  JACKPOT 

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Equities / Re: Can or Cannot $$$
« Last post by ahbah on Today at 08:01:27 PM »
China counters.???
Friday suddenly got intrest.

Which one do you think..
If want to play lahhh...buy wth good FYR by data.

My pick is XINGHE.

U try your luck and let us know your result, please.
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Equities / Re: Can or Cannot $$$
« Last post by ahbah on Today at 08:00:20 PM »
Made in China product ... we no know their quality

Made in Malaysia product ... we all know their quality.
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Equities / Re: CAN'T WAIT MONDAY ....$$$$$
« Last post by Sailor on Today at 07:59:07 PM »
Why can't wait Mondays ?12.01am just few hours only.
 :cash: :handshake: :nod:

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