Publication

Newsletter 2012

  • 1st Quarter Issue

    NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

    ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
    • Chip Sector Seen Recovering in Second Quarter
    • Chip Sector Set for Strong Rebound in H2
    • Focus on Electrical, Electronics
    • Sluggish Demand for PCB Seen in Q1
    • Analysts See Light Shining on Semiconductor Sector

    ECONOMIC NEWS
    • Minimum Wage Likely Next Month
    • New Law to Allow Early Retirement
    • Only 19% of Foreigners Legalised
    • Asian Factories in Higher Gear

    MEMBERS' NEWS
    • Pewter Maker Crafts Global Expansion
    • Tasteful Treats for the Season
    • Behold the 9 Majestic Dragons on Guard
    • Knowing the 4Cs of Diamonds

    2nd Quarter Issue

    NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

    ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
    • A Boost for Electronics – Govt to Focus on Four Sub-sectors to Overcome Intense Competition
    • Chipmakers in Asia Readying Record Investments
    • Local Chipmakers Upbeat
    • E&E Demand Set to Recover in 2nd Half
    • Sony Sees Return to Profit This Year
    • Infineon Pumping in RM4bil
    • PCB Companies Diversify
    • JCY Profit Soars on Better Deals
    • Toshiba Stops Making TVs in Japan on Yen, Price Woes
    • Disk Makers See Turnaround
    • MAEI: Electronics Sector to Grow by 3pc
    • Research Venture to Woo Global E&E Investors
    • E&E Sector Continues to Dominate Exports

    ECONOMIC NEWS
    • Lowest Salary Set at RM900
    • Slightly Lower Exports
    • Double Tax Cuts for Firms Joining Grad Training Scheme
    • Minimum Wage will Structurally Alter Low-cost Industries
    • After Minimum Wage, Retirement Age is Next
    • Integrate into Global Value Chain, Firms Told
    • Minimum Wage: Private Sector Wants More Time
    • China Factory Slump Continues

    MEMBERS' NEWS
    • When Pewter Meets Wood

    ASSOCIATION NEWS
    • Association's 22nd AGM on 14 June 2012

    3rd Quarter Issue

    NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

    ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
    • Chip-makers See Good Q3
    • MIDF Upbeat on Semiconductor Sector Prospects
    • Analysts Say JCY Results Disappointing
    • Sharp to Sell 2 Plants, Cut 3,000 More Jobs
    • Samsung to Spend US$4b to Lift US Chip Production
    • Sony Axing 1,000 Swedish Jobs to Cut Costs at Mobile Unit
    • Gloomy Outlook for HDD Affects JCY Shares
    • Electronics, Chip Sectors to Slow
    • Sharp may Cut 10,000 Jobs, Sell Plants

    ECONOMIC NEWS
    • UOB Raises Malaysia 2012 GDP Forecast to 5%
    • Malaysia's July Exports Slip 1.9pc

    MEMBERS' NEWS
    • Royal Selangor's Jelly Good Cause
    • Playing with Pewter
    • Make Your Own Jewellery
    • Dynasties on Pewter

    4th Quarter Issue

    NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

    ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
    • Samsung Profit Jumps on Strong Galaxy Sales
    • A Race Against Time

    ECONOMIC NEWS
    • Re-weigh Minimum Wage Plan
    • Over 4,500 Firms Want Minimum Wage Policy Delayed
    • 2013 Investment Climate ‘Challenging’
    • Delay Due to Minimum Wage Issues
    • Challenging Outlook for Exports Despite Recent Rise
    • RBS: Malaysian Economy to Expand 5.5pc Next Year
    • 600 Firms Get to Defer Minimum Wage

    MEMBERS' NEWS
    • Trendy Tableware – Pewter Company Partners With Design Firm for New Collection
    • Making Inroads – Royal Selangor Opens New Stores in Johor and Penang
    • Sterling Endeavours – A Venerable Silversmithing Company Now Calls Malaysia Home