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Topic: 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 21): A storm is brewing for Malaysian bonds, as the threat of an US$8 billion outflow and a falling ringgit erode sentiment, even in the face of a likely interest-rate cut.
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PETALING JAYA: The travel advisory against Malaysia by the US government over potential kidnapping is "unjustified" as the situation on the ground is under control due to continuous operations conducted by the enforcement agencies, says Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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KOTA KINABALU: Every effort is being made to ensure Sabah's development is balanced with the preservation of its rich natural environment, says deputy Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majlis.
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SINGAPORE: The government is committed to continue with the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS Link) project despite asking for a six-month extension from Singapore, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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Malaysia is committed to ensuring that the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project will be continued, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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SINGAPORE, April 21 — Malaysia is committed to ensure that the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project will be continued, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in Perak plans to highlight its successes since May 8, last year by unveiling a report card on its performance in conjunction with the completion of it...
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SINGAPORE: Malaysian budget carrier Firefly has resumed flights to the Seletar airport here after a five-month break due to an airspace dispute between Malaysia and Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — Bloomberg continued its gloomy reporting on Malaysia’s bonds situation today, suggesting that even an interest rate cut would not be enough to stem the outflow of foreign ...
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: The MP whose aide lodged a police report against an employer for allegedly abusing her Indonesian maid, who later died of her injuries, has written to the Attorney-General’s office after the murder charge was dropped.
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The two key components of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) are back on track.
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AFTER winning three by-elections in a row – the Cameron Highlands MP seat and Semenyih and Rantau state seats, can the opposition make it 4-0 in the parliamentary seat of Sandakan?
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YOU must be from another planet if you have never heard of K-pop group BTS.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said that the government is working to correct the discrepancies in the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT), after the National Audit Department fla...
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak said today that Pakatan Harapan created problems for themselves and worsened Felda’s woes last year.
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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (April 20): New home building dipped again in March after plunging in February, with declines in single-family and apartment construction spread over most of the country, acc...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Attorney General Tommy Thomas has said he will “personally” investigate the acquittal of the suspect accused of abusing and causing the death of her Indonesian maid, acc...
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Attorney-General Tommy Thomas will investigate why the charge against a senior citizen for the murder of a domestic worker was dropped, according to Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim.
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PETALING JAYA: The government's plan to rightsize the civil service will not affect the 1% employment quota set aside for persons with disabilities (PWDs), says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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KOTA KINABALU: A video showing snippets of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak's court case on SRC International has been shared on various social media platforms including Facebook.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has called on the government to allow debate on Suhakam’s Annual Report 2018 in the next sitting of parliament in July as part of its ...
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Nanyang Siang Pau’s office building may be up for sale by Media Chinese International Ltd (MCIL). The Edge cites sources who say that the plan being mulled over, to sell the building along with the...
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LETTER | Adelina Sao (also reported as Lisao) , 21, died in Bukit Mertajam hospital on 11th February 2018 from organ failure.
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WHEN addressing Kedah civil servants at Wisma Darul Aman last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it.
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GENTING Malaysia Bhd (code: 4715) appeared to be initiating a rebound in Friday trading as it turned higher to cross the 100-day simple moving average (SMA) on bullish momentum.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s current account balance will remain in surplus for 2019 and the economy is not experiencing a current account deficit, says political secretary to the Finance Minister Tony Pua.
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PETALING JAYA: Nik Hamdan Daud, who resigned from his posts as group president and chief executive officer of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Bhd earlier this week has reduced his stake in the company he founded.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): Ever since Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan was appointed CEO of FGV Holdings Bhd in late January this year, there have been questions as to how he would fare.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The annual report of the Human Rights Com­mission of Malaysia (Suhakam) was tabled in Parliament on April 11 and the commission wants the Pakatan Harapan government to honour its general election manifesto promise to debate it.
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PUTRAJAYA: The police have agreed to set up a special task force to locate Prasana Diksa (pic) and hand her over to her mother M. Indira Gandhi.
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PETALING JAYA: The revived Bandar Malaysia will be the test bed for the Pakatan Harapan government’s new housing policy, with 10,000 units of affordable homes to be built on prime land in Kuala Lumpur.
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PETALING JAYA: The 2,200 matri­culation seats offered to Indian students for the 2018 academic year was a one-off initiative by the pre­vious government, the Education Ministry said.
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Pakatan Harapan (PH) swept into power largely on its promise of changes and on the premise that the BN government had failed the rakyat.
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DUSHANBE (Tajikistan), April 20 — China’s state-owned engineering company CMEC will modernise Tajikistan’s flagship aluminium smelter in a US$545 million (RM2.2 billion) deal, a representative f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19):  Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Monday (April 22) may include the following: Malayan Banking Bhd, Petronas Dagangan B...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today called on the Government to allow debate on Suhakam’s Annual Report 2018 in the next sitting of Parliament in July as...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today urged local animation film producers to explore variations inspired by local culture that have universal values t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured depositors that their money in Tabung Haji (TH) would be properly managed by the Pakatan Harapan government.
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Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, recently concluded its “Buy a new Ranger, win a Ranger Raptor” contest by handing over the keys of a Ranger Raptor to t...
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ALIRAN condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by cyber bullies, abetted by officials who need to examine their priorities and review their standard operating procedures (SOPs). Aliran is sh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured depositors that their money in Tabung Haji (TH) will be properly managed by the Pakatan Harapan Government.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Malaysia needs to move from input-driven growth to productivity-driven growth to achieve a sustainable economic growth path, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Malaysia needs to move from input-driven growth to productivity-driven growth to achieve sustainable economic growth path, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has terminated the collaboration agreement with troubled Hyflux Ltd in relation to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power pla...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured depositors that their money in Tabung Haji (TH) would be properly managed by the Pakatan Harapan government.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) is upgrading over 1,000 Petronas stations nationwide with the next generation network infrastructure.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The stateless problem was the number one complaint to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) last year, with a total of 413 complaints received.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today urged local animation film producers to explore variations inspired by local culture that have universal values...
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PETALING JAYA: Human activities are contributing to climate change and this has affected the quality of life in some places around the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): KIP Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) declared distribution income per unit of 1.51 sen, totalling RM7.63 million, after it announced a marginal 1.04% drop in net property i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) has denied the assertation made by Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung claiming that the rare earth plant had broken a law by storing huge amo...
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LONDON, April 19 — Alexa was eight when she discovered video games, from racing, solving puzzles and playing out fantasies in virtual worlds.
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LETTER | Aliran condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyberbullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review their sta...
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LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini report Cops summon LGBT activist for questioning over UN speech.
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APRIL 19 — Aliran condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyber bullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review thei...
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APRIL 19 — In March 2019, Malaysian human rights defender Numan Afifi made an intervention at the UPR (Universal Periodic Review) Adoption Reports at the Human Rights Council, Geneva.
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SINGAPORE (Bernama): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has decided to terminate the collaboration agreement relating to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power plant (IWPP) with immediate effect, said water treatment firm Hyflux Ltd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is hoping that its annual report will be debated at the next sitting of Parliament in July.
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SINGAPORE, April 19 ― Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has decided to terminate the collaboration agreement relating to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power plant (IWPP) with imme...
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BANTING: The state government is expected to take two weeks to investigate the Jenjarom lead-acid battery manufacturing plant alleged to be causing pollution.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s current account balance will remain in surplus for 2019 and the economy is not experiencing a current account deficit, says political secretary to the Finance Minister Tony ...
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NEW YORK: Demand for electric vehicles remains low in the US market, but industry executives at the New York auto show this week said they are pushing ahead with billions of dollars in investments eve...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): UEM Sunrise Bhd has been served a notice of arbitraton by Ireka Corp Bhd’s unit, seeking a declaration sum of RM29.25 million in relation to disputes and differences arising...
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Asia Cybersecurity Exchange (ASIACYBERX), the cybersecurity platform, has come through with its plan to cultivate and nurture more local cybersecurity talent via a RM200 million (US$48 million) Cybers...
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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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SHANGHAI: Chinese shares rallied on Friday afternoon in thin volumes from earlier profit-taking to end the day at a near 13-month closing high, with signs of an economic recovery in China contributing to a recent surge.
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Pakatan Harapan is expected to announce the revival of the Bandar Malaysia project that was unexpectedly called off in 2018, Sinchew Daily quoted a cabinet source as saying.
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SHAH ALAM: A forensic expert told the inquest into Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death today that there are contradictions between the government’s autopsy report and the theory presented on the fir...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has been hailed for having been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, an accolade coming in the wake of the hist...
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KUALA LUMPUR: S&P Global Ratings is positive on the proposed expansion of the Naga3 integrated gaming development project is a win for NagaCorp Ltd, which is controlled by Tan Sri Chen Lip Keong.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar has been appointed DWL Resources Bhd managing director today, the construction company said in a statement to Bursa Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Malaysia’s current account balance will remain in surplus for 2019 and the economy is not experiencing a current account deficit, says political secretary to the Finance Min...
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KUALA LUMPUR: DWL Resources Bhd has appointed former CEO of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar as its managing director.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's current account balance will remain in surplus for 2019 and the economy is not experiencing a current account deficit, says political secretary to the Finance Minister Tony Pua.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Pakatan Harapan MP Tony Pua today criticised Bloomberg TV for what he says are wrong facts about Malaysia’s economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Shares in Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) and Ekovest Bhd have risen this morning, following optimism over mega infrastructure projects such as the East Coast Rail Link ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The resumption of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will boost Chinese investors’ confidence and trust in the Malaysian market.
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Surge, Sequoia India’s new startup accelerator, has revealed the 17 startups that form the first batch of its program.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been hailed for having been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, an accolade coming in the wake of the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Shares in Success Transformer Corp Bhd shot up to a six-month high of 89.5 sen in early trade today after CIMB Research initiated coverage on the stock with a favourable outlo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is in danger of being dropped from the 30-stock FBM KLCI after the decline in share price and its market capitalisation falling to the 34th spot on Thursday.
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TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co. is planning to cut global output by around 15 percent for the fiscal year to March 2020, the Nikkei reported, citing unnamed sources.
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SINGAPORE: As earnings season powers ahead, the question of when to enter and exit stock trades has been answered by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
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MP SPEAKS | Bloomberg's credibility was damaged when a UBS so-called 'economist' who can't tell the difference between a budget deficit and a current account deficit was invited to give views on Malay...
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'The Kleptocrats', a documentary about the 1MDB scandal, was launched in an exclusive screening attended by some 70 guests in Kuala Lumpur last night.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Shares in Seacera Group Bhd slid 2 sen or 5.97% in active trade this morning after the group's management said yesterday that it may default on loans if its proposed debt-to-e...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Deputy Minister Ong Kian Ming today corrected mistakes made by a senior UBS official who said that the Swiss banking giant has not invested in Malaysia for the past five yea...
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PETALING JAYA: Widad Group Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary, Widad Builders Sdn Bhd (WBSB), has accepted a letter of award for a RM190.5mil contract from Wardah Properties Sdn Bhd.
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LONDON: Consolidation: day 11. The Stoxx Europe 600 is still stuck in a tight range as the earnings season is getting in full swing. The first results have been generally ok so far, albeit with a low bar.
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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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DUBAI: The slump in Aramco bonds since its unprecedented debt sale this month makes one thing clear: you can’t take the Saudi out of Saudi Aramco.
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PETALING JAYA: Moody’s Investors Service views the government’s financial aid of RM6.2bil (US$1.5bil or 0.4% of gross domestic product or GDP) to the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) as credit negative.
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PETALING JAYA: Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s unit has inked a US$360mil (RM1.49bil) agreement with Measat Global Bhd to use 12 transponders on the latter’s satellite over a 15-year period.
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PETALING JAYA: CIMB Thai Group’s net profit for the quarter ended March 31 jumped 92.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 325 million baht (RM42.26mil) on the back of operating income growth and a drop in provisions.
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PETALING JAYA: Impiana Hotels Bhd, formerly known as Bio Osmo Bhd, has appointed Datuk Seri Ismail@Farouk Abdullah its executive chairman effective yesterday..
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KUALA LUMPUR: Described as a formidable old warhorse, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year.
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AT the launch of the 5G Malaysia Showcase on April 18, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo arrived in an autonomous car.