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Topic: 2016

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GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia is facing a shortage of neurologists and this is hampering the effort to treat stroke patients whose number is on the rise.
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Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki today accused the Pakatan Harapan government of victimising civil servants in its bid to further "clean up" the service.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia may bid to organise the Mobile Legend World Cup: Bang Bang, which is to be held in a Southeast Asian country.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia does not rule out the possibility of bidding to organise the Mobile Legend World Cup: Bang Bang which will be held in a South East Asian country.
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PETALING JAYA, April 20 — Malaysia does not rule out the possibility of bidding to organise the Mobile Legend World Cup: Bang Bang which will be held in a South East Asian country.
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Malaysia is not ruling out the possibility of bidding to organise the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang world cup, which will be held in a Southeast Asian country.
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Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe’s f...
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Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin today hailed the doubling of affordable housing earmarked under the revived Bandar Malaysia project.
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REVIEW: A lack of confidence in the domestic market and a potential downgrade in sovereign bonds emerged as the catalyst to push the FBM KLCI towards 2016 lows.
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Egyptians vote this weekend on constitutional changes that will potentially allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of Egypt’s powerful military.
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DO you know how much you need to sustain your lifestyle every month? Are you living within your budget or stretching to make ends meet?
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MUMBAI: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s debt-fuelled bet on the rise of the Indian consumer is starting to pay off, with his retail and telecommunications businesses contributing an increasing share of revenue and profit to his US$87bil empire.
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TOKYO: Nintendo Co shares jumped after China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd won approval to distribute one of the company’s games for its Switch console, a sign the Japanese company may benefit from growth in the world’s largest games market.
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THE Perdana Leadership Foundation’s CEO Forum 2019 was held on April 4 with the theme: “Accelerating the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Malaysia.”
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Volvo Cars will soon introduce a ground-breaking, industry-first, connected safety system that allows their cars to “communicate with each other” and warn drivers of potential hazards on the road.
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BBM, the chat app formerly known as BlackBerry Messenger, is shutting down next month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) revealed today that it has been operating on a budget deficit for the past few years, as Putrajaya failed to fund its opera...
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Football players in England are backing a 24-hour boycott of social media to demand a crackdown on racial abuse on the platforms.
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BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS is shutting down due to an inability to compete against rivals and will be replaced by its subscription-based enterprise version that has message encryption.
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Nintendo Co shares jumped after China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd won approval to distribute one of the company’s games for its Switch console, a sign the Japanese company may benefit from growth in the world’s largest games market.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Trading in embattled Seacera Group Bhd's shares was halted for an hour this morning after the group's board of directors announced that it would take legal action against its ...
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NEW YORK, April 19 — Next week will go a long way in determining whether investors should be concerned about the dawning of an earnings recession or whether back-to-back quarters of negative growth ...
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BBM, which was one of the most popular messaging services, is finally coming to an end.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — BBM, which was one of the most popular messaging services, is finally coming to an end.
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DETROIT, April 19 — General Motors Co's top executive, Mary Barra, received a compensation package worth just under US$22 million (RM90.6 million) in 2018, slightly less than the previous year, acco...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 — Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised US$1 billion (RM4.15 billion) from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed fundi...
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KIEV, April 19 — Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky won a major victory yesterday in his battle with the government over the nationalisation of the country's largest bank after a court ruled the chang...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede th...
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(April 19): Stocks in Asia looked set for modest gains after their U.S. counterparts edged higher, ahead of a holiday weekend in many countries.
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Singapore: In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers.
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ZURICH: Nestle SA reported the strongest start to a year since 2016 as the world’s largest food company raised prices and its underperforming US frozen-food brands Hot Pockets and Stouffer’s returned to growth.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering.
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NEW YORK: A gauge of global stocks fell on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe, though it pared losses as Wall Street edged higher on strong U.S. retail sales data and earnings from industrial companies.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian economy will bounce back in the second half after registering what is expected to be the slowest quarterly expansion since the second quarter of 2016 during the first three months of the year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT), which had shut down its Petaling Jaya plant in 2017, will consider opening another factory in Malaysia depending on the market situation for legal cigarettes in the country.
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PUTRAJAYA: A retired General Operations Force (GOF) assistant commander says he was forbidden from going out on operations after submitting an incident report on the suspected involvement of Malaysians in human trafficking activities in Wang Kelian.
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NEW YORK, April 19 — Industrials led the S&P 500 and the Dow moderately higher yesterday after robust US economic data and some healthy corporate earnings reports.
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PARIS, April 18 — Four decades after R2-D2 delivered a vital message from Princess Leia in the hit movie Star Wars, a French supermarket group plans to use robots inspired by the drum-shaped droid t...
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GENEVA, April 18 — The United States won a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling today against China’s use of tariff-rate quotas for rice, wheat and corn, which it successfully argued limited mark...
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NEW YORK, April 18 — US stocks dipped in volatile trading today, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as another drop in healthcare stocks overshadowed gains from industrials after upbeat earnings.
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Australian electoral authorities say they have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18.
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LONDON, April 18 — British retail sales rose far more than expected in March, official data showed today, despite political uncertainty over Brexit and turmoil for department stores.
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SEREMBAN: A 38-year-old despatch rider claimed trial at the Sessions Court here for allegedly accepting a RM117,450 deposit from a man to invest in gold, despite not having a valid licence.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Three years after shutting down its iconic factory in Petaling Jaya, British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) says it will consider expanding its cigarette manufacturing ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The fluctuation in ringgit value is nothing to worry about, because it will be addressed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), says International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.
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NEW YORK, April 18 — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the prospect of a less-then...
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Four decades after R2-D2 delivered a vital message from Princess Leia in the hit movie 'Star Wars', a French supermarket group plans to use robots inspired by the drum-shaped droid to transport food to customers in Paris.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The gross issuance of Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) and Government Investment Issue (GII) in the primary market is expected to hover between RM120 billion and RM125 bi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI extended its slump on Thursday as investors continued to take points off banks and telcos.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist has dismissed a deputy minister’s suggestion that the drop in imports in February was due to the Chinese New Year celebrations, saying it was more likely a continuation o...
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Facebook Inc said on April 17 it may have unintentionally uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million new users on the social media site since May 2016.
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IPOH, April 18 — Child abuse increased in Perak from 2015 to 2018, with a total of 1,141 cases reported in that period, the state legislative assembly was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Negative news continued to weigh on investors’ confidence as the FBM KLCI continued to slide below the lowest level since December 2016, with Maybank, Hong Leong Bank and Public Bank bearing the punishment.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The news on the potential downgrade of Malaysian bonds by FTSE Russell in its World Government Bond Index (WGBI) sparked heavy selling in the local bond market.
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LONDON: The chances that Brexit will be cancelled are now greater than the chances Britain will leave the European Union without a deal, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who again pushed back their expectations for when the Bank of England will raise interest rates.
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday as a drop in healthcare shares overshadowed a string of positive corporate earnings and upbeat economic data from the United States and China.
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KOTA KINABALU: Studies have confirmed that the Sumatran rhinoceros is effectively extinct in the wild after they were no longer sighted in Sabah, says state Tourism, Culture and Environ­ment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.
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SINGAPORE: Beginning Monday, all foreign travellers departing the republic will not have their travel documents stamped with the departure date.
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2020 Karma Revero GT. SHANGHAI: At the Auto Shanghai 2019 event, electric vehicle manufacturer Karma Automotive unveiled a trio of luxurious EVs coined by the company as the "Shanghai Big Three." Ear...
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Tech website Thurrott reports that Microsoft has a pair of Surface-branded wireless earbuds in the works.
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NEW YORK, April 18 ― US stocks ended slightly lower yesterday as a drop in healthcare shares overshadowed a string of positive corporate earnings and upbeat economic data from the United States and ...
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LONDON: Bankers and lawyers relocating to Dublin while Brexit reshapes London’s financial industry are fueling a property boom that’s got the attention of debt investors.
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DUBAI: Etihad Airways Group chief financial officer Mark Powers has stepped down after roughly a year in the job as the Abu Dhabi state-owned carrier overhauls its business after years of heavy losses.
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KUALA LUMPUR • It was a one-two punch that has turned the Malaysian ringgit into Asia's worst performer this month.
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Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) is working hard to reduce the reluctance of healthcare providers to treat HIV and AIDS.
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DUBAI: It was a one-two punch that has turned the ringgit into Asia’s worst performer this month.
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SINGAPORE: Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their travel docume...
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DONG Zong has barred three Chinese independent school students from taking the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). This was in response to several failed attempts to persuade their parents to with...
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SINGAPORE (April 17): Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their t...
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Meitu Inc, the Chinese firm best known for its selfie image-enhancing app, said on April 17 it is venturing into the offline skincare market as it attempts to offset the impact of dwindling app users and a money-losing smartphone business.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): An article by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas lauding news reports which exposed the 1MDB fiasco was used by Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defence team to secure an application to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Malaysia's currency and bonds weakened on Wednesday as investors worried the country's debt may be removed from a key global bond index, which could see billions of dollars le...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer today read out in court excerpts from several Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports and the Billion Dollar Whale book chronicling the 1Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): To support the growth of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Malaysian private investment firm RHL Ventures has launched a fund worth RM100 million, in which SME Corp M...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A slide in Maybank and Tenaga Nasional shares sent the FBM KLCI to the lowest close since December 2016 while the ringgit extended its decline against the US dollar.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Daily average volume on the onshore foreign currency exchange (FX) market stands at US$12.3bil, according to Bank Negara.
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LONDON: Malaysia could see outflows of almost US$8 billion (RM33.12 billion) if its bonds are downgraded by global index provider FTSE Russell, Morgan Stanley said in a research note.
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LONDON (April 17): Malaysia could see outflows of almost US$8 billion if its bonds are downgraded by global index provider FTSE Russell, Morgan Stanley said in a research note.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The Malaysian retail industry is expected to grow by 4.5% this year, compared with 3.9% last year, due to the better business sentiment with China.
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LONDON: Malaysia could see outflows of almost US$8bil if its bonds are downgraded by global index provider FTSE Russell, Morgan Stanley said in a research note.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian retail industry is expected to grow by 4.5% this year compared with 3.9% last year, due to the better business sentiment with China.
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SINGAPORE: Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their travel docume...
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The maker of the Pokémon Go smartphone game thought it had mended fences with homeowners who didn’t appreciate their gardens being trampled by hunters of virtual monsters.
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, April 17 — Germany's Daimler and some others have stopped dealing with sanctions-hit van maker GAZ, controlled by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, he told reporters, adding he wa...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sumatran rhinoceros has not been sighted in Sabah for some time, according to studies conducted at the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sumatran rhinoceros has no longer been sighted in Sabah, according to studies conducted at the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.
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SINGAPORE, April 17 — Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The Malaysian retail industry is expected to grow by 4.5 per cent this year compared with 3.9 per cent last year, due to the better business sentiment with China.
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The Sumatran rhinoceros are no longer been sighted in Sabah, according to studies conducted at the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.
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KOTA KINABALU, April 17 ― The Sumatran rhinoceros has no longer been sighted in Sabah, according to studies conducted at the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD) is located within the Southern Johor Economic Region and Daerah Sentral of Johor Baru, covering approximately 250 acres (101has) with ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Former diplomat Tan Sri Razali Ismail has resigned from his position as chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) — two weeks before the expiry of his ...
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KOTA KINABALU: No Sumatran rhinoceros have been detected in Sabah by the latest surveys, indicating that the species may have become extinct.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Ikhmas Jaya Group Bhd has for the third time deferred the construction of its new prefabricated building system manufacturing facility in Teluk Panglima Garang, Selangor.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd does not expect the temporary halt at its Anasuria floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to impact the group's crude oil offtake sche...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): It was a one-two punch that’s turned the Malaysian ringgit into Asia’s worst performer this month.
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DUBAI (BLOOMBERG) - It was a one-two punch that's turned the Malaysian ringgit into Asia's worst performer this month.
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THE second batch of government contract pharmacists selected for permanent fully registered pharmacist (FRP) posts was officially announced on March 29.
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NEW YORK, April 17 — US stocks ended slightly higher yesterday, with the S&P 500 inching closer to its all-time high following a string of mostly positive earnings, while a drop in healthcare shares...