Publication

Newsletter 2014

1st Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT 

ECONOMY NEWS
  • Study on Impact of Minimum Wage
  • GDP Grows 4.7pc in 2013, Exceeds Forecast
  • RHB: GDP Likely to Expand 5.4pc

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
  • Malaysia Microelectronic Sees Growth
  • Bump in the Road for Electronics
  • MAEI Expects Semiconductor Industry to Grow 5-10pc

MEMBERS' NEWS
  • Visitor Centre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

2nd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

GENERAL BUSINESS / ECONOMY NEWS
  • Boost for Automation, Modernisation Sector
  • Govt to Launch Subsidy for GST Software Package, Says Ahmad
  • Industrial Output Expands 4.2pc
  • Malaysia’s Exports Contribution Returning
  • Huawei Eyes Enterprises
  • Sony Posts First Profit Since 2008

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
  • E&E Sector Hits Inflexion Point
  • Penang LED Tester Device Makers Charged Up

SOLDER NEWS
  • Tighter Controls on Indonesian Solder Exports Planned
  • Tomorrow’s Solders

MEMBERS' NEWS
  • A Pewter-ific Paradise
  • Pewter in the Spotlight
  • Nihon Superior Opens New Southeast Asia Headquarters

3nd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ECONOMY / GENERAL BUSINESS NEWS 
  • Customs: SMEs Should Register Businesses for GST
  • GST Benefits to be Seen in Long Term
  • Survey: Business Confidence on the Rise
  • 97% of Firms Yet to Register for GST
  • Govt Targets 123,000 GST Registrations
  • Malaysia Registers solid Double-digit H1 Growth
  • Factory Output Slows

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
  • Tech Companies Lure Investors
  • Malaysia Must Capitalise on Silicon Demand

MEMBER’S NEWS
  • Perstima Faces Tough Competition from Cheap Import
  • Perstima: Anti-dumping Not Easing Oversupply
  • Heavy Metal
  • World’s Largest Pewter Maker Eyes China Expansion


4th Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ECONOMY / GENERAL BUSINESS NEWS  
  • Charge GST When In Doubt, Businesses Told
  • Business Owners Adopt Wait-and-see Approach
  • Ringgit Hits 7-month Low vs US Dollar

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS 
  • Electronics Sector Expects Vibrant Start to 2015
  • Global Semiconductor Sales to Chart Double-digit Growth

MEMBER’S NEWS 
  • Pewter with a Purpose