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A $40 Billion Listing – How Two Malaysians Moved Grab To Singapore And Grow It As Southeast Asia’s Most Valuable Startup

Grab Holdings Inc. is going public in the United States through a merger with US-based Altimeter Growth Corp. The partnership, which values the Southeast Asian ride-hailing and food delivery giant at a mind-boggling US$39.6 billion in market capitalization, will see its stock trade on the Nasdaq Composite Index. Essentially, that makes Grab the Southeast Asia’s […]

... written on Apr 14 2021

Questions Raised Over Pfizer’s Study – South African Covid-19 Variant Can “Break Through” Powerful Pfizer Vaccine

American pharmaceutical Pfizer and the German biotech company BioNTech have announced on 1 April, 2021 that its Coronavirus vaccine was 91.3% effective against Covid-19. The topline results were derived from analysis of 927 confirmed symptomatic cases of the virus observed in their pivotal Phase 3 study through March 13, 2021.   That’s slightly lower than […]

... written on Apr 12 2021

EU Finally Admits AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Can Cause Blood Clots – And UK Recommends Get Other Vaccines

Europe’s medicines regulator – EMA (European Medicines Agency) – has finally found a possible link between AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine and severe blood clots in some people who have received doses. In spite of that, the EMA insists that the blood clotting is very rare and says the benefits of getting the shot still outweigh its […]

... written on Apr 08 2021

China Creates Digital Currency – Here’s Why It’s A Big Deal To The World’s Economy, And A Big Problem For The U.S.

Less than a decade ago, people would laugh at the idea of digital currency, popularly known as bitcoin. On Monday, the value of the cryptocurrency market topped US$2 trillion for the first time. According to CoinGecko, which track the values of digital currencies, the market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market has doubled in just over […]

... written on Apr 07 2021

What Happens To The Malay Dignity? – Malaysia Kowtow To China, Hishammuddin Tells Wang Yi “You Are Our Big Brother”

Big brother – written as “大哥” and pronounced as “Dàgē” or “Taikor” – could mean many things in Chinese. It could mean the elder brother in one’s family or the gang leader. One could also use it to appease an immediate boss or superior. You could also call a stranger who is older as “big […]

... written on Apr 05 2021

Economic Destabilization – How China Prepares For American & Japanese Military Interference In Taiwan Conflict

A week ago, U.S. President Joe Biden said he would prevent China from passing the United States to become the most powerful country in the world. It doesn’t matter that history has proven that China had never invaded or colonized other countries or territories, unlike the European colonialism or the Japanese imperialism. The U.S. is […]

... written on Apr 01 2021

It’s Not Over Yet – New Waves Of Coronavirus Hit The World As Variants & Mutations Continue To Wreck Havoc

Something must be wrong on Monday when CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky went off script and made an emotional plea to Americans amid fears of a fourth wave. Speaking during a White House briefing Dr. Walensky said – “We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and […]

... written on Mar 31 2021

Australia’s $1 Billion Wine Industry In Trouble – China Officially Slaps 218.4% Import Duties For 5 Years Effective Sunday

On Friday (March 26), China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that import duties between 116.2% and 218.4% will be imposed on Australian wines effective Sunday (March 28). The massive tariffs arrived after the ministry concluded that domestic wine industry had been hurt by the dumping of cheap Aussie wine. Worse, the anti-dumping punishment will last for […]

... written on Mar 26 2021

Western Brands Under Attack! – Here’s Why Chinese Consumers Suddenly Boycott H&M And Nike Over Xinjiang Cotton

If you boycott Xinjiang cotton, we’ll boycott you – said an internet user. That angry Chinese consumer is just one of 1.4 billion consumers in China who has started a nationwide boycott of Swedish fashion giant H&M. However, the attack against the world’s second-largest clothing retailer was first started when the Chinese Communist Party’s Youth […]

... written on Mar 25 2021

IBM’s Shutting Down Cyberjaya GDC – Clueless Trade Minister Azmin In Denial, Insists Not Losing Foreign Investments

On 10 Nov, 2011, IBM Corp revealed it would invest RM1 billion over a six-year period to build its Global Delivery Centre (GDC) in Cyberjaya. Ramanathan Sathiamutty, managing ­director for IBM Malaysia, reportedly said the new ­centre was expected to create 3,000 jobs to service its clients around the globe, ­particularly the United States and […]

... written on Mar 24 2021









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