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1. Indonesian Employer: entry-level employee is expected to have digital skills

Linkedin revealed the result of its recent survey in Indonesia, where the company has 9 million members. The growth is driven by students and young professionals.

In the country, the report shows that 22% of employers expect entry-level candidates to be computer literate compared to 4.29% of employers in India, and 20.46% in South Africa have the same expectations.

58% of Indonesian youth choose another career path than the one they are intended to for themselves, 29% working in a related field. Only 13% live their childhood dreams.

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2. eBay wants to tap into DTFZ and bring Malaysian SMEs global

The ecommerce company is keen to tap into the Malaysian robust small and medium entreprises (SMEs), as visioned on the government’s Digital Free Trade Zone (DTFZ) initiative.

“Today, eBay has 168 million active buyers worldwide buying items from over 1.1 billion listings in our marketplace. With this, we can help Malaysian SMEs expand their business opportunities by providing a global shop front accessed by buyers across the world,” said Wong Mei Inn, Country Head Trade, eBay Malaysia.

Recent survey from eBay shows the top three export destinations for Malaysian sellers are the United States of America (USA), Australia and United Kingdom (UK).

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3. True Move targets 33% market share in 2018

Thailand’s mobile operator True Move expects to increase its market share in Thailand to 33%, up from 26%. The company is the second largest operator in the country behind AIS.

To achieve it, True Move will continue providing innovative services and products and invest in network capacity to meet the demand for data usage, using the Internet of Things (IoT) and integrated digital platforms in the core ecosystem.

“The penetration rate of mobile numbers and SIM cards in the country today is 140%, and it may increase to 1,000% of the population after the fifth-generation (5G) wireless broadband service is widely utilised, mainly through IoT-connected devices,” said Vichaow Rakphongphairoj, co-president for commercial management at True Corporation.

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