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Born and raised trilingual in Malaysia, Sharon picked up her fourth language - Spanish - while completing her B.Sc. in Economics in the States and from spending her summers gallivanting around Mexico and South America. She currently works as an APAC recruiter at the world’s largest adhesive company. On the weekends, Sharon works on her side hustle- Careersifu, cooks and takes long walks with her dog.

A bumpy ride for Grab in Malaysia

Two out of every three dollars of venture capital funding in Southeast Asia went to e-commerce and ride-hailing startups from 2016 to H1 2019.According to a joint study (e-Conomy SEA Report 2019) by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company published early this month, fundamental...

Malaysian AG rubbishes claims about dropping Goldman Sachs charges

Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas clarified today there was never a plan to drop charges against Goldman Sachs in exchange for a settlement."The headline is misleading. I never said we are prepared to drop charges against Goldman," Thomas told TheEdge, in response to...

A shared vision of prosperity for Malaysia

Over 2000 attendees were present at Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unveiling of his Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV 2030) last Saturday (Oct 5).The 188-page document is ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s first roadmap for Malaysia’s economic development for the future since the opposition...

Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people aged between 15 and 35 in Singapore recorded the lowest desire to engage in entrepreneurial work among their ASEAN counterparts.For...

Orangutans not spared current haze onslaught

Toxic haze blanketing Southeast Asia has had two casualties so far with a four-month-old toddler and 60-year-old plantation worker succumbing to respiratory complications.But humans are not the only ones affected by the ongoing peat and forest fires ravaging plantations across Indonesia.In a statement released...

Key ASEAN cities feeling the heat of climate change

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta face the risk of suffering ‘unprecedented climate change’ by the year 2050.In a study conducted among 520 cities, Swiss research group Crowther Lab, affiliated with Zurich-based ETH, posit that these mega-cities in Southeast Asia could experience ‘more intense...

The meteoric rise of Vietnam’s export-led manufacturing sector

30 kilometres east of Hanoi, Bắc Ninh is Vietnam’s smallest province, yet boasts the highest population density among any other province. Starting this summer, it is also home to a repurposed Nokia factory that Google is taking over to manufacture its Pixel phones.In the...

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