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ALOR SETAR, Aug 24 — Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture today expressed confidence that the tragedy involving the 15-year-old Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin will not affect the number of touris...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): Shareholders of Eco World International Bhd (EWI) can expect to receive dividends by FY2020 at the latest, The Edge Malaysia reported in its latest issue.
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BANGKOK: A total of 829,787 Thai tourists visited Malaysia in the first five months of 2019.
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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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When the Epic Games Store went live in December last year, it launched with three exclusive titles.
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NEW YORK: More investors are watching the shares of discount retailers like Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc , which perform better during economic downturns, 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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MOSCOW: Russia opened a showroom today selling its first post-Soviet luxury limousine under the Aurus brand, a type of car used by President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has launched its annual shopping campaign ‘Licence to Win’, which runs from Aug 1 till Jan 31, 2020, in line with the airport operator'...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Tourism Policy (DPN) 2020-2030 to determine the strategic direction of the country’s tourism will be implemented next year, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Is...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The National Tourism Policy (DPN) 2020-2030 to determine the strategic direction of the country’s tourism will be implemented next year, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Az...
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French president Emmanuel Macron, who will defend a global tax on tech giants at this weekend's G7 meeting, criticised a "crazy" system that gives firms a "permanent tax haven status".
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When athletes and organisers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games, they’ll be ferried around in autonomous cars.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An intense promotional campaign for a proposed serviced residence in the busy Taman Tun Dr Ismail has raised questions on the usage of institutional land meant for non-commercial entitie...
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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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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period from January to June this year, an increase of 6.8% from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year.
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I REFER to the StarLifestyle article “When plastics hit you in the gut” (The Star, Aug 20).It is comforting to know that plastics manufacturers have agreed with medical doctors, scientists and env...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 — Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period of January to June this year, an increase of 6.8 per cent from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding ...
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Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period of January to June this year, an increase of 6.8 percent from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The Merbau (Malacca teak) tree is Malaysia’s National Tree.
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Japanese robotics startup Gitai has raised about US$4.1 million from Spiral Ventures Japan, DBJ Capital, J-Power, and 500 Startups Japan (now Coral Capital), TechCrunch Japan reported.
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PUTRAJAYA: The monthly instalment payment for borrowers under the Affordable Housing Fund is expected to be reduced by 20%.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB research has upgraded Magnum Bhd to a buy call from neutral with a higher target price of RM3.13 from RM2.36 previously on the back of strong year-on-year sales growth.
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The Rural and Regional Development Ministry today announced that it will be developing a RM170 million hybrid solar power system project in Sugut and Paitan near here.
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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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WASHINGTON, Aug 23 ― The Trump administration is still planning for a round of in-person talks between US and Chinese officials in September after a constructive exchange this week between deputy-le...
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OTTAWA, Aug 23 ― The European Union will halt imports of Canadian cherries and other fresh fruits starting September 1 as it enforces new import requirements related to pests, according to a Canadia...
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is still planning for a round of in-person talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in September after a constructive exchange this week between deputy-level negotiators, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Desaru Coast and Legoland Malaysia Resort, which are among the country's most popular theme parks, will be highlighted at the 48th Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agent...
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Lim Guan Eng (left) gestures at the press conference.
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ABILLIONVEG, a social impact platform powering the plant-based movement, has today announced that it has secured US$2 million (RM8.36 million) in seed funding led by California based venture fund 500 ...
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BELURAN, Aug 22 — The Rural and Regional Development Ministry today announced that it will be developing a RM170 million hybrid solar power system project in Sugut and Paitan near here.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) in collaboration with Ministry of Finance (MOF) will hold a Budget 2020 Focus Group Meeting on Enhancing Employee Welfare and Employment...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 22): The Penang government is eyeing RM10 billion in total investments by the end of this year, its Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang will call for interested parties to carry out a study on whether the state needs a second international airport or if upgrading the current facilities would suffice to meet future ...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 22): Bank Negara Malaysia’s easing of eligibility requirements for its RM1 billion Fund for Affordable Homes should lead to at least a 20% increase in home loan approvals for first-ti...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 22 — A slowdown in US manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican president’s re-election prosp...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will continue to be a business-friendly country and woo more foreign investors into the country even beyond the US-China trade war, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said.
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PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied a news report of a possible Cabinet reshuffle.
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 22): Malaysia will continue to be a business-friendly country and woo more foreign investors into the country even beyond the US-China trade war, Deputy International Trade and Indu...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 22): The Penang government is eyeing RM10 billion in total investments by the end of this year, its Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
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PETALING JAYA, Aug 22 — Malaysia will continue to be a business-friendly country and woo more foreign investors into the country even beyond the US-China trade war, Deputy International Trade and ...
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PUTRAJAYA: The question regarding a Cabinet reshuffle was not raised at the Cabinet meeting yesterday, according to two ministers who had attended the meeting.
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There is but one performance segment that no other brand on the market can truly lay claim to, and that is the super-wagon.
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An earlier report suggested that the upcoming iPhone XI, or 11, could be the last time we ever see the Lightning cable, with Apple planning to switch over to USB Type-C ports for its 2020 range of iPh...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 22): The question regarding a Cabinet reshuffle was not raised at the Cabinet meeting yesterday, according to two ministers who had attended the meeting.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government is eyeing RM10bil in total investments by the end of this year, its Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) will file a counterclaim against the government’s lawsuit to recover RM253.6 million from the company.
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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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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (left) and Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin during a press conference after the 2020 Budget Focus Group meeting at Housing and Local Government Mi...
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PUTRAJAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today denied submitting a list of names to the prime minister for a Cabinet reshuffle, saying the line-up will remain according to status quo.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): AMMB Holdings Bhd's (AmBank) net profit for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019 rose 12.62% year-on-year to RM391.46 million from RM347.59 million, mainly from interest on fix...
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PUTRAJAYA: Senior Cabinet ministers have denied that a Cabinet reshuffle was brought up by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday (Aug 21).
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SYDNEY, Aug 22 — Asian shares went flat today as uncertainty over the outlook for both US interest rates and the chance of global fiscal stimulus sucked the life out of markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Berjaya Assets Bhd’s (BAssets) net loss widened significantly in the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019 (4QFY19) to RM83.1 million from RM30.2 million in the previous correspo...
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The league listing for the upcoming eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 has revealed that the six-time Malaysia Super League winner, Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) will be featured in it.
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Harley-Davidson announced that not only is their bike lineup expanding for 2020 but also that they've got new integrated vehicle technology.
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SYDNEY, Aug 22 — Asian shares edged ahead today after Wall Street got a boost from strong retail results, while bonds retreated as US policy makers sounded conflicted on whether to cut interest rate...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday after Wall Street got a boost from strong retail results, while bonds retreated as U.S. policy makers sounded conflicted on whether to cut interest rates as sharply as markets were wagering.
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SEREMBAN: Riding on its record performance in financial year 2019 (FY19), which was achieved amidst a challenging environment, Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd has embarked on several projects as it aims to maintain the strong momentum for the current financial year 2020 (FY20).
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CURRENTLY, there are almost a million SMEs in Malaysia contributing 37% to the national GDP.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Berjaya Assets Bhd’s (BAssets) net loss widened significantly in the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019 (4QFY19) to RM83.1 million from RM30.2 million in the previous correspo...
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Women's sports programmes are set to see a marked increase in funding nextyear as part of the Youth and Sports Ministry’s 'Women 2020' initiative, ministerSyed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said today."W...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Sasbadi Holdings Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a publication under China’s Ministry of Education to develop Special Education Teaching Materials to be...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has asked the Government to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from the current 24 percent in the upcoming 2020 Budget.
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BEIJING: Volkswagen is in an all-out offensive to promote its electric mobility in China and to make it as memorable as possible, it'll be pitting its ID.R against the country's 1,519m Tianmen Mountai...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Telekom Malaysia's earnings are likely to be pressured by continued price erosion of its Unifi product and rising capital expenditure to phase out its copper network, UOB Kay Hi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Business activity was sluggish in the first half of 2019 and manufacturers are bracing for slower growth in the second half, according to a joint survey by Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).
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HONG KONG: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sought regulatory approval to buy a majority stake in its investment banking joint venture in China, following rivals including UBS Group AG and setting the stage for eventually gaining full control.
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SEREMBAN: Property developer Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd, which recorded its best ever performance with revenue of RM1.05bil for FY ended March 2019, expects to maintain its strong financial performance.
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Abillionveg, a Singapore-based reviews and recommendations platform for vegan-friendly food, restaurants, and products, raised US$2 million in a seed round led by US-based 500 Startups.
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London and Atlanta only non-Chinese cities to make the top 10 ranked by number of surveillance cameras. China on track to have one camera for every two people by 2020, report finds.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Shares in MBM Resources reached an all-time high in active trade this morning, after it reported that its net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) more tha...
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Last month, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said those protesting against the staging of live concerts and events in Malaysia were only a small group of people.
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San Francisco: Apple Inc plans to roll out the Apple TV+ movie and TV subscription service by November, part of a drive to reach US$50bil in service sales by 2020
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Kuala Lumpur mayor Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan was called to testify before the Public Accounts Committee in its probe into 97 dubious land transactions involving the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). Accord...
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Ahead of Gamescom, Nintendo outlined launch plans for 30 games from independent developers for its Switch console.
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PUTRAJAYA: Tourism Malaysia has inked a deal with American travel company Expedia Group which will see both sides collaborate to boost tourism promotion to Malaysia.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 21 — Even as they reject talk of a looming recession, President Donald Trump and his advisers are examining ways to provide a boost to the US economy should it be deemed necessary, o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore-listed Centurion Corp Ltd’s subsidiary, Westlite Dormitory Management Sdn Bhd, plans to expand its workers’ accommodation business in Selangor.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices steadied on Tuesday on optimism U.S.-China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a possible economic slowdown, after falling earlier on concerns over future demand.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 20): Tourism Malaysia is partnering with global travel platform Expedia Group for two key tourism collaborations, in efforts to drive international tourist arrivals to Malaysia in the c...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): Gamuda Bhd said Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has withdrawn a legal suit against the group, following the full settlement of a sum totalling RM91.1 million.
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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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AUGUST 20 — Elanco Animal Health agreed to buy Bayer’s veterinary drugs unit today in a cash and stock deal valued at US$7.6 billion, creating the second largest animal health business and expandi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): Starbucks Coffee Malaysia operator Berjaya Food Bhd (BFood) reported a net profit of RM203,000 for the two-month period ended June 30, 2019, against a revenue of RM110.76 millio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): Softer metal price led to Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd reporting a 36% drop in net profit in its second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (2QFY19) to RM102.89 million, from RM16...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd said its earnings in second quarter ended June 30 was hit by low selling prices of its products and higher raw material cost.
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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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JAKARTA: Indonesia's 2020 policy on energy subsidies will be "flexible" and loosely based on global oil price moves, government officials told reporters on Tuesday, but an extension of the current policy to freeze fuel and power prices wasn't ruled out.
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STUTTGART: For the very first time, the Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class will be rolling out with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology.
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Report says China’s techno-utilitarian culture is more willing to adopt AI if it provides a broader social good.
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Online search giant aims to support expansion initiatives of Chinese companies in South-East Asia.
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LONDON: Lazard Ltd.’s success working on the blockbuster Saudi Aramco bond sale this year has put it in pole position to secure a coveted spot on the oil giant’s second attempt at the world’s largest initial public offering.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 20 ― The White House is considering cutting taxes or reversing tariffs to head off a recession, US media reported yesterday, despite President Donald Trump's insistence the economy w...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 ― Global economic and commodities forecaster Fitch Solutions Macro Research has made a downward revision for Malaysia’s residential and non-residential buildings sector on the...
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SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley-based startup Drako Motors unveiled last week its first production model, a limited production electric supercar called the Drako GTE.
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NEW YORK (Aug 20): The new Malaysian permanent representative to the United Nations, who assumed office few weeks back, considers multilateralism to be very important for Malaysia.