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KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says the government will also assist to push Dego Ride, after the green light was given to Gojek to enter into Malaysia’s motorc...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): As the systems outage at Kuala Lumpur International Airport hits its two-day or 48th hour mark, there have been concerns about how the situation at the key Malaysian airport wil...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 24 ― Hours after China announced retaliatory tariffs on US goods yesterday, President Donald Trump ordered US companies to “start looking for an alternative to China, including bri...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Reported math genius Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin who was convicted of child pornography in the UK is confirmed to be a post-graduate student in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM...
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AUGUST 24 — After four years of planning, the Penang’s Light-Rail Transit has finally begun the official public inspection.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Malaysia’s own motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride says it is looking forward to compete with Indonesia’s Go-Jek and Singapore’s Grab, following Putrajaya’s agreement in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): As the systems outage at Kuala Lumpur International Airport hits its two-day or 48th hour mark, there have been concerns about how the situation at the key Malaysian airport wil...
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SINGAPORE, Aug 23 — A Malaysian prisoner on death row has told the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) that he did not write the articles published in Malaysian media that were purportedly written by him...
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PETALING JAYA: Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said a list to record sex offenders was compiled only in 2017 when explaining the exclusion of a Universiti Kebangsaa...
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KUCHING: Sarawak has imposed a prohibition on the cross-border movement of dogs, especially along the Sarawak border with Indonesia’s Kalimantan.
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PhD student Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was convicted for possession of child pornography in the UK, is not listed in the child sex offenders’ registry maintained by Malaysia’s Social Welfare Dep...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The government’s official records of convicted child sexual offenders are only from 2017 onwards as they are parked under a new 2017 law, while a math genius who is currentl...
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With the Subaru Outback and Forester now equipped with EyeSight in Malaysia, what of the XV then?
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When it comes to credit card rewards in the US, it's not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include...
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This article first appeared as 'Who are YWP’s donors?' in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019.
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Pet owners will not longer be allowed to transport dogs in or out of Sarawak along its borders with Kalimantan.
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Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s planned visit to Vietnam next week will strengthen the existing strategic partnerships between the two South-east Asian nations, sai...
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Apple’s recent troubles in China have been blamed on many things, but China’s reliance on mini programs inside WeChat – and not exclusive apps only found on the iOS App Store – is one major fa...
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Law lecturer professor Noor Aziah Mohd Awal has been appointed as Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) Commissioner for Children for the 2019-2022 term, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) an...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today addressed concerns over the government borrowing RM58.1 billion in the first six months of the year, saying international rating agencies and foreign ...
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PETALING JAYA: Prof Datuk Noor Aziah Mohd Awal has been appointed as the new Suhakam's Commissioner for child affairs, beginning this year until 2022.
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An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled yesterday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a si...
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Swoop Aero, a provider of on-demand autonomous air transport service for medical supplies, has secured seven-figure funding in a round co-led by venture capital firms Tempus Partners and Right Click C...
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 — The Penang government has bought 15 new Toyota Camry as official cars for its state executive councillors, legislative assembly speaker and deputy, and other state officials to...
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Australia’s most populous state said it will axe a Chinese-funded education programme that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears over potential foreign influence.
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Dego Ride has urged the government to prioritise local players after giving green light to the introduction of motorcycle ridesharing in Malaysia.
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Following a conclusive testing phase in India and Indonesia, Google Go, the light version of the essential mobile search app, will finally freely available worldwide.
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PETALING JAYA: The owner of Malaysia’s first motorcycle ride-hailing service, Dego Ride, hopes the government will prioritise local players, following its decision to introduce Gojek in Malaysia.
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SHAH ALAM: Entrepreneur Azlan Merican speaks wistfully of a busier time when he had nearly 40 employees working at high-value jobs.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 23 ― The Trump administration is studying tax cuts to buttress long-term US economic growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign but is not looking at action to...
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For more than a decade, record sales have been about as close to a sure thing as exists in the rarely settled music industry.
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 22): Invest Selangor Bhd says it is proposing guidelines for managed industrial parks to bring them to a higher level and on par with the ASEAN region’s industrial parks.
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Apple Inc is readying a clutch of new hardware for the coming weeks and months, including "Pro” iPhones, upgrades to iPads and its largest laptop in years.
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LONDON, Aug 22 — Opec’s share of the global oil market has sunk to 30%, the lowest in years, as a result of supply restraint and involuntary losses in Iran and Venezuela, and there is little sign ...
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IN 2016, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) received a total of RM10.45 million from eight donors.
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Nexting Ventures CEO Sophia Tey Malaysia has got a new startup incubator, with Selangor-based Nexting Venturesannouncing its official launch.
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Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Facebook Inc said today it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, including some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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OSLO: Oil and gas companies working in Norway have slightly cut their 2019 investment forecasts since May, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday.
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RAWANG: Perodua is now taking orders for the 2019 updated Perodua Axia which comes in six variants – E, G, GXtra, SE, AV and a new STYLE variant – priced from an estimated RM24,090 to RM43,190 (on...
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The Perodua Axia, which has been around in current facelifted form since early 2017, has been given another update, and the 2019 Perodua Axia is now open for booking.
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PETALING JAYA: Moving forward, Mykris International Bhd will continue to focus on its niche serving corporations and enterprises.
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PETALING JAYA: The international trade of South-East Asia’s most popular songbird, the white-rumped shama, has led to “incredible numbers” of these birds seized in markets in and around Malaysia, a 2018 study revealed.
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PETALING JAYA: A taxi operator is against the government’s move to allow motorcycle e-hailing services in the country.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Aug 22 — Following a conclusive testing phase in India and Indonesia, Google Go, the “light” version of the essential mobile search app, will finallybe  freely available worldwid...
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SOUTHEAST Asian venture capital firm East Ventures announced on Aug 21, the close of its sixth fund at US$75 million (RM313.41 million), more than double the firm’s initial US$30 million target (RM1...
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Entrepreneur Development Minister, Redzuan Yusof has revealed the Cabinet in principle has agreed to allow Go-Jek bike-hailing service to be implemented in Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: The government should concentrate on improving public transport in the country, rather than allowing the entry of motorcycle e-hailing, says MCA Youth.
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WITH ethical fashion becoming increasingly in vogue, fast fashion players have publicly announced labour and environmental standards and targets for themselves.
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PUTRAJAYA: Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof says the Cabinet has agreed to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek in Malaysia.
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KUCHING (Aug 21): Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Bhd has come up with an affordable insurance coverage plan for longhouses.
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US President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives.
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PETALING JAYA: A popular voluntary group involved in raising the educational level of Indian students in the country is under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alle...
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PETALING JAYA: The international trade of South-East Asia's most popular songbird, the white-rumped shama, has led to "incredible numbers" of birds seized in markets in and around Malaysia, a 2018 study revealed.
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The suspect (centre) who was arrested at his house last night.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The MCA clarified yesterday that it has no immediate plans to demolish and rebuild its headquarters (HQ) at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang here, though it admitted it had sought a deve...
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One might not immediately associate the freight and cargo industry with a high degree of digitalization, but a Singapore-based startup is looking to change that.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today said the recent tumult over the introduction of khat in primary vernacular schools shows that many Malaysians are living in racial and religious si...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Two ministers have given their assurance that an Indonesian startup called Go-Jek will not be allowed to monopolise the industry should Malaysia allow motorcycle-based e-hailing servic...
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British Airways is offering its first-class passengers an opportunity to experience 3D movies high above the clouds via special virtual reality masks.
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JOHOR BARU: The current dry spell is keeping the Fire and Rescue Department busy attending to about 190 fires daily.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two ministers have given their assurance that an Indonesian startup called Go-Jek will not be allowed to monopolise the industry should Malaysia allow motorcycle-based e-hailing services.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Monorail users can expect “lesser waiting” with the addition of three refurbished four-car trains.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee described the resolution of seven Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) issues as merely cosmetic and a disappointment to the people of the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): The MCA clarified today that it has no immediate plans to demolish and rebuild its headquarters (HQ) at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang here, although it admitted it has sought a develo...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA today expressed disappointment with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) after it was reported that it had granted conditional approval for their application to increase the plot ratio of ...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA has has no immediate plans to demolish and rebuild Wisma MCA, says party treasurer-general Datuk Lee Chee Leong.
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PUTRAJAYA: A Sabah Umno leader has decried the federal administration's announcement on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), claiming that what was decided is not what Sabahans want.
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MCA treasurer Lee Chee Leong today clarified that his party has no immediate plan to demolish and rebuild Wisma MCA.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — MCA said today it has no plans to demolish or rebuild its headquarters Wisma MCA located on Jalan Ampang, despite a media report speculating as such.
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The motorbike ride-hailing industry will not be monopolised by Indonesian company Go-Jek, says Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.The Youth and Sports Minister was responding to criticism that his ministry...
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BANGKOK, Aug 20 ― A strong Thai baht and a slowdown in arrivals from China are battering the kingdom's moneymaking tourism machine even as the country hopes to welcome a record 40 million visitors b...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The motorbike ride-hailing industry will not be monopolised by Indonesian company Go-Jek, says Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
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This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly as "KTMB CEO said to be stepping down next month", on August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019.
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You’ve seen all the studio shots, even watched the video, but nothing is more revealing than the actual images of a car captured under natural conditions.
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WASHINGTON: Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
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Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist has urged Putrajaya to slow down on spending, citing Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) figures showing that the government has already borrowed RM58.1 billion in the first six mon...
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LABUAN:  Labuan Port Authority (LPA) yesterday denied the request for proposals (RFP) or open tender of the Labuan containerised port of Labuan Liberty Wharf was ‘merely a formality’.
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Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism. The key is to rethink the European Union’s misguided policy on palm oil.
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LABUAN: The Labuan Port Authority (LPA) has denied that the request for proposals (RFP) or open tender of the Labuan containerised port of the Labuan Liberty Wharf was “merely a formality”.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): As of July 23, seven issues concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 had received joint agreement while 14 issues still required further discussions and expected to be resolved be...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seven issues concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 had received joint agreement as of July 23 while 14 issues still require further discussions and are expected to be resolved before Au...
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KUALA LUMPUR: As of July 23, seven issues concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 had received joint agreement while 14 issues still required further discussion and are expected to be resolved before A...
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COMMENT by NATHANIEL BULLARD NEW YORK: Two years ago, 10 sailors died when the US Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a chemical tanker off Singapore.
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Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — As of July 23, seven issues concerning the Malaysia Agreement 1963 had received joint agreement while 14 issues still required further discussions and expected to be resolved ...
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PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is understood to have aborted the award of a multibillion-ringgit integrated hook-up and commissioning (IHUC) contract, according to industry sources.
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KERETAPI Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) CEO Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin will be stepping down after two years at the helm when his current contract expires next month, sources say.
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Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology.
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COMMENT | C4 Center expresses concern over the state of the River of Life (ROL) project which was allocated a whopping RM4.4 billion for the redevelopment of 10km of the Klang River in central Kuala L...
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SAN FRANCISCO: Ferrari NV will expand sales of easier-driving grand touring cars, but will not try to chase rival Porsche’s annual sales volume, Ferrari chairman John Elkann told an audience of clas...
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Just a few months after TV critics anointed 'Tuca & Bertie' one of the best TV shows of 2019, series creator Lisa Hanawalt got the bad news: Netflix Inc wasn’t ordering a second season of the animated comedy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysian flag carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) received yet another fund injection, amounting to RM300 million, from Khazanah Nasional Berhad via its parent company Mal...
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Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd recently uploaded its audited financial statements for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY2018). What stood out is the development financial institution’s high gr...
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(Aug 19): Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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POST-BREXIT, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism. The key is to rethink the European Union’s misguided policy on palm oil.
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ONLINE marketplace for offline advertisement space AdEasy has raised a fresh round of funds from angel investors to help the startup expand its technology use for campaign planning and analytics.
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THE stats are out. The SME sector has once again made an impressive showing.