Renewal Deadline: 31st December 2017

Issue #75 - 27th November 2017

Report: Malaysian Economy Forecast Surpassed

"Despite all the naysaying by some quarters, statistics show that the Malaysian economy is going to surpass projections for the gross domestic product (GDP) this year, the Straits Times reported.

“Market predictions of gross domestic product (GDP) expanding around 4.5% in the first three quarters of the year have been surpassed. Growth accelerated instead from 5.6% in the first three months of the year to 6.2% in the July-to-September period,” ST said.

What this means is that Putrajaya now expects a growth of 5.2% to 5.7%, compared with a 4% to 5% projection made a year ago. This bodes well for Malaysia’s economy next year, as the forecast by the government stands at 5% to 5.5%.

Malaysia’s economy, which is the third biggest in Southeast Asia, has especially benefitted from the boom in infrastructure projects."

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Deal of the century? How Microsoft beat Apple to buy PowerPoint for $14 million
Join us this 8th December for an enchanting display of a BMCC envisioned British Christmas in Malaysia where all that glows is winter’s white glimmering snow. Dine, sing and mingle to the tune festive jingles by The Alice Smith School KL, The British Academy of Performing Arts and Sunway University as we prepare an afternoon bound to leave you spellbound by the wonders of the year’s most magical time, and all the joy it brings! Fantastic lucky draw prizes up for grabs too by British Airways, Rolls Royce, Sports Direct, Southern Rock Seafood, Axsel Management, The Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott and The Dorchester.

BMCC Sterling Members entitled to 1 Free Seat per member company!
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Disruption & Innovation in the in the O&G Industry
The BMCC Energy Committee is hosting its inaugural event with the aim of exploring new trends and prospects for the O&G industry in Malaysia and its surrounding regions. Featuring 4 senior representatives from Malaysia’s Oil and Gas industry, Wood PLC, Lloyd's Register Asia Petrofac and Serba Dinamik, join us on the 7th Dec 2017 at EIC Office. 
Entrance fee: RM 80 nett
BMCC Premier Luncheon with Datuk Yasmin

Had it not been for Datuk Yasmin, the visionary CEO behind MDEC, this and many of our national e-commerce sentiments would not be where they are today. Hear from the woman behind the ambition at the BMCC Premier Luncheon, as she speaks on MDEC’s latest initiatives, from the DFTZ, Big Data and the Internet Economy.

Sterling Members Enjoy Free Passes! (T&C Applies)

Introducing BMCC's New Member: Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)
Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) is one of the world's leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. Our deep expertise and entrepreneurial culture give us the insights, creative freedom and tenacity to go beyond the routine and deliver better results for our clients. We are quoted on the London Stock Exchange and have over 10,000 colleagues and own offices in 40 territories. Supported by the JLT International Network, we service clients in over 135 countries. JLT, through its association with the Jardine Matheson Group of companies, has a long and distinguished business heritage in Asia.

Contact: Michael Leong (CEO, JLT Malaysia)
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International SOS and Control Risks launch the latest edition of its award-winning Travel Risk Map

The digital map includes revised risk ratings and social sharing enhancements. Risk ratings are the reason why 42% of organisations modified travel itineraries in 2017. View the Travel Risk Map at International SOS and Control Risks will also be hosting webinars based on the key global issues and emerging trends in December 2017. The webinars are open to the public and you can register here.
A Guide to Being a Good Bear - British Airways' Paddington British Etiquette

Heading off to the UK this festive season? Allow Paddington Bear to help you negotiate the labyrinth of British etiquette and your holiday would surely be a season of good cheers for all! Along with the showing of Paddington 2 in cinemas around the world, British Airways has developed a guide for travellers to learn British Etiquette in a fun Paddington way!

Please view the video

TECHNICAL UPDATE: Notification of change in accounting period and consequences for non-compliance

A reminder to all that the 2018 Budget has proposed the insertion of a new Section 21A(3A) of the Income Tax Act 1967. This has the effect of legislating the requirement set out in the Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB’s) 2011 Public Ruling with respect to notification of a change in the accounting period.
Landlords cashing in on the regional technology boom

The UK is home to a large and economically powerful digital economy, and one which adds a massive £87 billion to the national economy. Manchester tops the list, with Birmingham and Leeds also making into the top ten. Interestingly, England’s capital is nowhere to be seen...
Crown Malaysia wins two gold awards at HR Vendors of the Year 2017
Crown Malaysia won two gold awards at the HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2017, for “Best Relocation Company” and “Best Mobility and Orientation Consultant”. Leon Hulme (Managing Director of Crown Malaysia) commenting on the awards: “ It’s wonderful to see the Crown World Mobility Team here in Malaysia recognized by HR professionals for their outstanding work, service delivery and support of our customers with two gold awards.”
Oklahoma! at Epsom College in Malaysia

Epsom College Malaysia celebrates its talented singers, actors, dancers and musicians of the student body in spectacular style with Oklahoma! the romantic musical drama. Tickets are now on sale via Only two performances so reserve your tickets soon!

Click here to book your tickets

December 2017 & January 2018 Offer from AGILE
AGILE is currently offering BMCC members a  50% discount on their December 2017 and January 2018 workshops!

Established in 2015, AGILE promotes excellence in learning and teaching practices for the education and corporate community within Malaysia and beyond. AGILE organises and implements various programmes such as workshops, consultancy and projects to help educators and training organisations elevate teaching and learning for their learners and staff.

The BMCC would like to invite you to join AMCHAM for an engaging conversation with Blood & Silk's author,Michael Vatikiotis, tomorrow Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at TR Fire Grill, next to TGI Fridays at Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Please contact Ms Elyna Ngu at for registration and more info.
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