|AMCHAM Update #208 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Movement Control Orders, AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of the Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has released an updated set of SOPs for the manufacturing sector. Updates cover the need for employers to provide a workplace protocol that covers disease control and prevention of infection transmission according to guidelines, vehicle capacity, requirements for companies need to establish a COVID-19 Emergency Response Team (ERT) and more.
The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan for the states in Malaysia has been released. Click on the 'Read More' tab to know when.
At her Senate confirmation hearing to become U.S. Trade Representative, Tai also called for a revamp of global trade rules to eliminate what she called “gray areas” exploited by China and end a “race to the bottom” that she said had hurt workers and the environment. “For a very long time our trade policies were based on the assumption that the more we traded with each other, and more liberalized our trade, the more peace and prosperity there would be,” Tai said.
Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, recently released findings from the 2020 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, which revealed that Malaysian consumers have a clear vision of what healthy aging means to them, more than four in 10 consumers (44 precent) had the confidence to age healthily, with the fear of falling ill due to lower immunity as their top worry.
HP Inc reported quarterly revenue and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, buoyed by strong sales of personal computers and printers needed for remote work and study. The company gave a forecast that also handily beat Wall Street expectations, sending the stock higher. Sales were US$15.6 billion in the fiscal first quarter, the Palo Alto, California-based company said Thursday in a statement.
Dell Technologies Inc beat Wall Street estimates for holiday-quarter revenue on Thursday, helped by demand for its desktops and notebooks as most offices continued to work remotely during the COVID-19 health crisis. Revenue from its client solutions group, which includes desktop PCs, notebooks and tablets, was US$13.8 billion, up 17% from a year earlier.
|Asia Pacific (AAP) Business Summit 2021|
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All morning plenary sessions will be taking place virtually, with afternoon in-person industry breakout discussions for each of the 14 AmCham Committees to be held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Purchase your virtual pass now. Tickets for the afternoon in-person events are pending government approval, and we will notify you once registration for the in-person tickets is live.
Despite their best intentions, there’s often a gap in businesses between the desire to act ethically and following through on those good intentions. We call this the intention-action gap
. Closing this gap is key to ensuring technology is developed in a more responsible, inclusive manner. To help close the intention-action gap, the World Economic Forum recently embarked on a project to unearth tools, processes, and lessons from organizations that have made progress in operationalizing ethics in technology.
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