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MITI, SCE To Jointly Conduct Talent Development Programme
October 13, 2015 , by admin2

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 (Bernama) — The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has teamed up with Singapore Corp Enterprise (SCE) to conduct a talent development programme for officers from MITI and its agencies.

Deputy Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan, said the eight-month programme, from September 2015 to April 2016, was the first of its kind for Malaysian civil service and would involve 122 officers.

“The platform, called the Economic Policy Leaders programme, would enhance the professionalism and charisma of the officers,” he said after the signing of the memorandum of understanding between MITI Deputy Secretary-General, Datuk Jayasiri Jayasena, and SCE Chief Executive Officer, Kong Wy Mun, here today.

Also present was Temasek Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Benedict Cheong.

Ahmad said the programme would be held in Malaysia and will be followed by a learning visit to Iskandar, Johor and Singapore.

The cost of approximately RM750,927 would be equally funded...

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Malaysia Must Adopt Strategic Tools To Improve Labour Productivity - Ahmad Husni
October 13, 2015 , by admin2

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 11 (Bernama) — Enhancement of management skills, niche technology and effective organisation, are the strategic tools identified to improve labour productivity, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.

He said as labour productivity is expected to grow 3.7 per cent annually to RM92,300 by 2020, Malaysia also needs to improve and increase workers’ skills.

“The required advanced skills and technology is the best competitive edge for economies to move up the value chain and beyond the simple production processes and products,” he added.

Ahmad Husni told the media this after chairing the 2016 Budget Focus Group on “Improving Labour Productivity: Public and Private”, here today.

“Looking back at last year’s performance, national labour productivity growth, covering both the public and private sectors, was at 3.5 per cent to RM61,708 per employee from RM60,437 in 2013,” he said.

He said by sector, construction registered the...

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AEC To Spur Investments From ASEAN Into Malaysia
October 13, 2015 , by admin2

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) — Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Malaysia from its ASEAN peers is expected to gain momentum with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) becoming a reality from Dec 31 this year.

Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the sustained removal of barriers among the 10-member grouping, had led to an expansion in intra-ASEAN trade and investments, from US$1.22 billion in 2000 to US$24.4 billion in 2014.

“This accounts for 17.9 per cent of the total US$136.2 billion FDI inflows into the region last year,” he told reporters at the AEC Open Day here Monday.

Mustapa said similarly, intra-ASEAN trade accounted for 24 per cent of the total ASEAN trade or US$608 billion.

Meanwhile, ASEAN’s per capita income now stands at US$4,130 with intra-ASEAN trade expected to grow to 30 per cent by 2020.

He also said being the ASEAN Chairman this year, Malaysia wants to prepare local small and medium enterprises...

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Malaysia Perhebat Terokai Turki Susulan Permeteraian MTFTA
October 13, 2015 , by admin2

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Ogos (Bernama) — Malaysia akan memperhebat penerokaan pasaran Turki susulan pelaksanaan Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas Malaysia-Turki (MTFTA) yang dimeterai pada Sabtu, kata Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Beliau berkata Malaysia akan mempromosikan pelaburan dan perkhidmatan di Turki, selain perdagangan.

“Ia pengubah permainan dan satu cara yang wajar dilakukan, terutamanya apabila mengambil kira Malaysia mempunyai pelaburan bernilai US$2 bilion (US$1 =RM3.85) di Turki.

“(Pelaburan) Kita agak besar di Turki menerusi Khazanah Nasional Bhd dan Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB),” katanya kepada pemberita selepas menerima kunjungan hormat Menteri Luar Turki, Mevlut Cavusoglu di pejabatnya, di sini hari ini.

Khazanah Nasional memegang 75 peratus kepentingan dalam rangkaian hospital terbesar Turki manakala MAHB mengambil alih operasi Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul dan LGM Havalimani Isletmeleri...

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Malaysia International Trade and Industry Report 2009:Weathering the Global Financial Crisis and Returning to Growth
June 26, 2015 , by admin2
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed and his deputies, YB Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir and YB Dato’ Jacob Dungau Sagan, sharing a light moment after the launching of MITI Report 2009 on 21 June 2010.
 
Malaysia felt the impact of the global financial crisis, but through sound policy and hard work began to emerge from the crisis at the end of 2009 The world economy in 2009 underwent a major financial crisis. While the U.S., Europe and Japan were hardest hit, Malaysia did not escape economic contraction, but it was among the first countries to show signs of recovery due to the Government’s timely stimulus measures and sound fiscal policy.  The U.S. experienced a 2.4% contraction in real GDP, Europe’s economy shrunk by 4.1% and Japan saw a 5.2% contraction.  World total merchandise trade was down 23% in 2009, and total commercial services trade declines by 14%.  ASEAN saw slower GDP growth of 1.3% in 2009, compared with 4.4% growth in 2008. Malaysia’s economy shrunk in the first three quarters of 2009, but grew by 4.4% in the last three months of the year. Malaysia’s trading volume fell in 2009, in line with the global slowdown, but experienced much smaller...
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Media Statement By YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamad Minister Of International Trade And Industry On Lynas Issue 22 April 2011
June 24, 2015 , by admin2
There has been much concern expressed in recent times about Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd and its plans to manufacture rare earth oxides in Kuantan. Many of these concerns are about the health, safety and environmental aspects of the project. Let me assure you that the safety of the people has the highest priority of this People First Government. In response to these concerns, the Government’s position on this matter is clear. We will never compromise the public interest in the handling of the Lynas issue, and the health and safety of our people and the environment will continue to receive the highest priority in our deliberations in this regard. Towards this end, the Government has decided to appoint an independent panel of international experts to review the health and safety aspects of this project, and to report to the Government its findings. This panel will be appointed as soon as possible and expect that it will take about a month to complete its job. Until this exercise is...
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Final Determination Of An Administrative Review Investigation Of The Anti-Dumping Duties With Regard To Imports Of Polyethylene Terephthalate Originating In Or Exported From Chinese Taipei, The Republ
June 24, 2015 , by admin2
On 14 October 2010, the Government of Malaysia initiated an administrative review on anti-dumping measure imposed on imports ofpolyethylene terephthalate originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and Thailand. A request for an administrative review was received from one of the domestic producers of the product. The Government has now completed the investigation and has confirmed the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Malaysian domestic industry with respect of imports of polyethylene terepthalate originating or exported from Thailand, if the anti-dumping duties were removed. Hence the anti-dumping measure in place regarding imports of polyethylene terepthalate originating or exported from Thailand will be continued at these rates: Country/Exporter Anti-Dumping Duties Thailand Bangkok Polyester Public Co. Ltd 5.33% Indorama Chemical (Thailand) Co. Ltd 49.25% Indorama Polymers Public...
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Laporan Kedudukkan Daya Saing Malaysia Dalam Global Competitiveness Report 2011 – 2012
June 23, 2015 , by admin2
Pelancaran laporan Kedudukan Daya Saing Malaysia (GCR) 2011 -2012 telah berlangsung pada 7 September 2011 bertempat di Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri oleh YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri. Malaysia berada pada kedudukan ke-21 di kalangan 142 buah negara, meningkat lima anak tangga berbanding tahun lepas (GCR 2010-2011: ke-26/139). Pencapaian indeks skor yang lebih tinggi kepada 5.08 (GCR 2010-2011: 4.88 ) berbanding skor maksimum 7 menggambarkan asas ekonomi Malaysia yang kukuh dan perubahan positif dalam persepsi responden.Malaysia mengatasi lima negara yang sebelum ini berada di kedudukan lebih baik iaitu Israel (ke-22), Luxembourg (ke-23), Korea (ke-24), New Zealand (ke-25) dan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (ke-27). Di kalangan negara di Asia Pasific, Malaysia adalah yang keenam paling berdaya saing selepas Singapura, Jepun, Hong Kong, Taiwan dan Australia, manakala di kalangan negara ASEAN pula di tempat kedua selepas...
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MITI Minister Attends the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012
June 23, 2015 , by admin2
Kuala Lumpur, 20 January 2012 - World leaders will once again be brought together under the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) 2012 themed “The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models”, where focus will be on defining the future direction for global economic growth, gathering the support of stakeholders and driving the motion towards realising the future vision. Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed will be participating in this Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland scheduled from 25 to 29 January 2012.   At the WEF Annual Meeting, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed will be participating as discussion leader, special guest, and contributor respectively in a number of public, private and industry partnership sessions. These include sessions on: ‘Is This Truly the Asian Century?’, ‘Defining the Imperatives for 2012’, and ‘Manufacturing for Growth’.   In addition to these WEF scheduled sessions, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed will...
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LIMA 2013 tingkat pelaburan - Mustapa
June 19, 2015 , by admin2
LANGKAWI 26 Mac - Pameran Udara dan Maritim Antarabangsa Langkawi (LIMA) 2013 bukan pameran berorientasikan pertunjukan ketenteraan dan penjualan aset pertahanan semata-mata tetapi merupakan platform mempertingkatkan pelaburan dalam bidang aeroangkasa. Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed berkata, Malaysia sebagai negara yang pesat membangun menjelang 2020 berada di landasan betul menerusi penganjuran acara itu dalam menempa nama sebagai antara pemain aeroangkasa di rantau ini. ?Sektor aeroangkasa sememangnya digalakkan kerajaan dalam menjana lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan berpendapatan tinggi, sebab itu kementerian menerusi Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Malaysia (MIDA) menjalankan pelbagai bentuk program dalam meningkatkan bidang ini,” katanya ketika ditemui sewaktu melawat LIMA 2013 di sini hari ini.
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