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July 12, 2022 17 min

Helping Aotearoa Artists Make A Buck

By June Ramli

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Auckland-based entrepreneur Jessica Agoston Cleary who started Artfull along with her business partner John Barnett. Artfull is a New Zealand marketplace that was created to connect Kiwi artists and galleries with buyers in an online space in Aotearoa and around the world. Its innovative digital tech...

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Welcome to another live session brought to you exclusively by DailyStraits.com. We have a very interesting topic to discuss today with two esteemed entrepreneurs from both sides of the Tasman on the tips and tricks on selling new products. From Australia, we have Kate Lalak, a writer, business strategist and CEO and founder of Cloud Nine Global, a corporate gifting agency based in Sydney, while our guest from Auckland, New Zealand ...

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Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com.  Our guest today is Singapore-based Gwendolyn Regina Tan who leads BNB's Chain of investments. Launched last year, BNB Chain aims to bring one billion crypto users onboard, boosting the adoption of the BNB Chain and the wider blockchain industry. Tan’s main responsibilities include streamlining processes around deal sourcing, investment strategy, portfolio manageme...

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Helping The Underdogs

By June Ramli

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Kuala Lumpur-based Bikesh Lakhmichand the founding partner of 1337 Ventures - Malaysia’s first Accelerator programme that has invested in over 60 innovative digital startups to date.

Besides helping to discover, validate and transform high-potential startups into businesses of the future, Bikesh is also actively in...

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June 6, 2022 3 min

Support Australian Made Week to cash in on economic benefits

During Australian Made Week (6–12 June), shoppers and businesses will be urged to seek out and buy genuine Aussie products bearing the trusted green-and-gold kangaroo logo to support the country’s makers and growers, as well as safeguard against access and supply issues illuminated by the pandemic. 

A new advertising campaign will highlight how choosing local products and...

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Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com.  

Our guest this time around is Paris-based gaming industry veteran Sami Chlagou who is the CEO and founder of five international game development studios, including Pixel Heart, which has produced more than 50 video games for various platforms such as Nintendo, Sony, XBOX, Steam and Android.  

Some of these games include popular titles such as Guns of Mercy, Finding T...

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Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. 

Our guest is Auckland-based Richard Conway who is an entrepreneur, mentor and investor and advisor for a range of high tech businesses. 

Having founded Pure SEO in 2009, as an ethical SEO specialist search agency tailored toward SME businesses, it is now one of the fastest-growing independent digital specialist search agencies in New Zealand. 

Pure SEO started with $2...

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Climbing To The Top In Stilettos   

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Kuala Lumpur-based Datuk Yasmin Mahmood. Yasmin has a highly distinguished career, spanning three decades, during which time she has worked with various technology giants including Hewlett Packard and Dell. In 2006, she became Microsoft Malaysia’s Managing Director and in 2014, was appointed Chief Executive Officer...

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Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Malaysian businessman Datuk Dr Vinod Sekhar who is the Chairman and CEO of PETRA Group, a global conglomerate involved in sustainable technologies, manufacturing, infrastructure, media, entertainment, agriculture, lifestyle, research and philanthropy. 

Through his vision and leadership, the PETRA Group applies the concept of social capitalism to all ...

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Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guests today are Canadian authors Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung of the book 'Quit Like A Millionaire.’  Published in 2019, Kristy and Bryce's maiden book has taught many on how one can ditch the rat race and retire early all by investing their earnings in what is known as ETFs or exchange-traded funds.  This couple made world headlines for doing just that and...

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By June Ramli  

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Tehran-based journalist and travel writer Simin Saghafi.  I met Simin several years ago as a reporter during a work to Iran. My first impression of the country was that its people were stunning and that its tourist areas such as Persepolis had a lot to offer.  So, our topic today is going to be about turning a passion such as travel i...

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April 6, 2022 2 min

NSW weather update for Wednesday (April 6, 2022) by Senior Meteorologist Sarah Scully.

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April 6, 2022 1 min

Sydney, April 6: Australia Post has today released its 2022 Inside Australian Online Shopping Report which gives exclusive insight into the latest Australian eCommerce trends and estimates growth in online purchases in 2021 was up 12.3 per cent when compared to 2020, and almost double the pre-pandemic level.
More than four in five Australian households shopped online during 2021, spending $62.3 billion1 on physical goods, driving ...

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March 24, 2022 2 min

Sydney, March 24: Severe thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rainfall likely for parts of New South Wales
Parts of eastern New South Wales, extending into the northern and central inland, can expect widespread rainfall over the coming days as a moist onshore flow interacts with a surface trough and upper-atmospheric low. Localised heavy rainfall is possible, particularly with thunderstorms, which may also bring gusty winds and larg...

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March 23, 2022 2 min

Sydney, March 23: Severe thunderstorms are expected across New South Wales and may bring widespread moderate rainfall to previously flood-impacted areas in New South Wales, from Wednesday and into the weekend.
Thunderstorms are possible for north-eastern New South Wales over the coming days.
Localised heavy rain, gusty winds and hail are all possible.
With catchments remaining saturated from recent rainfall events, there is an inc...

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By June Ramli  

Seri Kembangan, March 21: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had held the top job as the nation’s premier not once but twice in his lifetime. But did you know that before him holding the premiership post, Dr Mahathir himself was a very successful physician in Alor Setar, Kedah and according to his Wikipedia page, he was the town’s first Malay doctor with his own practice. While serving as a phys...

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March 14, 2022 1 min

Sydney, March 14: Australia’s sole traders are moving past the bulk of the economic damage and uncertainty wreaked by COVID-19 with new data showing confidence is on the rise.
But the Delta and Omicron waves have come at the cost of mental health, as excessive red tape and expensive - and time consuming - tax filings as well as a burdensome tax rate present additional headaches for sole traders.
The Hnry Sole Trader Pulse, conducte...

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March 9, 2022 35 min

Welcome to another episode with 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Today we speak to WadzPay’s Group Head of Market Development for Blockchain Payments – Melcom Copeland. Copeland has over 20 years of customer-centric emerging technology solutions development and operations experience across B2B E-Marketplace, CRM, Gaming, Cryptocurrency, and Fintech sectors. Copeland spent 13-years of his career as an entrepreneur and founder of Be...

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Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is New Zealand-based, Waiheke Walking Trust Chair, Tessa Shaw. The Waiheke Trust is a charitable organisation that hosts the Waiheke Walking Festival and manages the Walk Waiheke website, a site that offers walking and accommodation packages.
With a passion for Waiheke Island and walking on the island, Tessa now encourages other entrepreneurs and corpor...

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January 28, 2022 17 min

By June Ramli 

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Dubai-based Christopher Clarke, the newly appointed CEO at Kokoswap. Clarke is a unique individual who comes from a sporting background, specifically professional English football, having had a successful career with well-known teams like Wolverhampton, Wanderers and Blackpool.
He founded Kokoswap in January this year which is a unique...

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