05 Mei, 2011

[hang nadim] Rosmah makes pitch for greater Malaysia-Turkey business ties

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ISTANBUL: The wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, has assured Turkish women entrepreneurs that Malaysia offers a lot of business opportunities.

With an annual economic growth of six per cent, she said, opportunities for ventures and joint ventures were also aplenty for women entrepreneurs.

Out of the half a million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on the SME Corporation's watch list, 15 per cent or 80,000 companies were women-owned and out of these, almost 90 percent were in the services sector while the rest in manufacturing and agriculture, she said.

Moreover, she said, the Malaysian government believes in a market-oriented economy and has introduced pro-business policies.

"Ours is a business friendly country and ranks 21st out of 183 economies in the world in terms of ease of doing business.

"I assure you, you will be most welcomed," she said in a speech at the Turkey-Malaysia Women Entrepreneurs Networking Session here.

Rosmah said she hopes the networking session can act as a starting point to share best practices, and also serve as an avenue for the women entrepreneurs to learn from each other to embrace new and better ways of doing business.

She also invited Turkish women entrepreneurs to participate in the SME Innovation Showcase 2011 that will be held in Kuala Lumpur from June 7 to 9.
She said the event was aimed at providing an avenue for the Malaysian SMEs to network and market their products and services to other local and foreign SMEs, large companies and multi national corporations.

The networking session involved 33 Turkish and 25 Malaysian entrepreneurs from various business sectors including education, healthcare, advertising and media, ICT and textiles.

"As accomplished women entrepreneurs, you need to widen further your business contacts and dealings. I hope this network session can result in the identification of new or emerging sectors where women can collaborate and succeed," Rosmah said. -- BERNAMA

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