21st APEC SMEMM Held Successfully in Nanjing
The 21st APEC Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting (APEC SMEMM) was held in Nanjing, China, on 5 September, 2014. Chaired by Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, the People's Republic of China, the meeting was attended by ministers and representatives from 21 APEC member economies under the theme of 'Innovation and Sustainability'. The APEC Ministerial Statement is in congruent with the three sub-themes of Increasing Innovation Capacities of SMEs, Improving the Policy Environment for SMEs' Innovation and Promoting SMEs' Growth Through Innovation. The statement was endorsed during the meeting and will be presen...
SMEIC Policy Innovation
The Malaysian Government launched the 10th Malaysian Plan in June 2010 with the aim of propelling the country toward a more prosperous economy. The plan aspires to raise the national income per capita from US $8,000 to US $12,000 by 2015, requiring productivity to grow at 6 percent on an annual basis. The challenge is to move away from an economy that competes on costs and natural resource...
SMEs on the Move
After the recent power crisis during the summer in Korea, a standby power measuring device developed by Minifee, a Korean start-up company, is attracting attention in the market. The product’s name is also Minifee, named after the maker. The product displays the standby power, power consumed – both in the form of estimated monthly power bills – and CO2 generation of an electrical devic...
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