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Urban farming: Researchers try to wean M’sia off over-reliance on imports
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia produces only 48% of the vegetables it consumes, making the country over-reliant on imports.
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Maybank raises earnings estimates for Greatech, TP raised to RM1.55
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank research lifted its FY20/21 net profit estimates for Greatech Technology Bhd following a higher-than-expected order...
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Pinduoduo’s latest results prove its ecommerce isn’t just for cheapskates, founder says
Pinduoduo, a Chinese ecommerce platform that is seeking to dispel an association with price-sensitive customers, said it gained more customers from the nation’s most developed cities, a feat that wo...
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Maybank IB maintains Hold, TP of RM3 on Gas Malaysia as earnings meet estimates
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment research maintained its hold call on Gas Malaysia Bhd with an unchanged target price of RM3 as 2Q19 net profit came in line with its and consensus estimates.
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Faced with global downturn fears, Japan Inc avoids raising bonuses
TOKYO: Three-fourths of Japanese companies aren't raising annual bonuses this summer, a Reuters poll found, a sign many see growth sputtering in the world's third-largest economy as the U.S.-China trade war stokes fears of a global recession.
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Malaysians dread growing old — survey
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia comes in fourth among 29 countries whose population are fearful of getting old, according to market research firm Ipsos Sdn Bhd (Ipsos).
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PChem's strong 2Q performance not sustainable, says Kenanga
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research views Peronas Chemicals Group Bhd's strong 2Q19 results of RM1.12bil as not sustainable owing to heavy statutory turnarounds in 3Q19 to hit bottom-line.
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Poll: M’sians worried about growing old
PETALING JAYA: An international survey has found that 62% of Malaysians worry about growing old, with more than half – 56% – feeling that there is a lack of respect for the elderly.
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Enterprises the key to IoT adoption: Industry players
THERE are signs that the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to pick up in Southeast Asia after the technology was hyped up as the next big thing (no pun intended) to hit the telecom...
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Commuting accident fatalities, a worrying trend: Kula Segaran
PUTRAJAYA: The number of commuting accidents involving employees who are travelling to and from the workplace is showing a grave trend with an average of two deaths recorded daily, said Human Resource...
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Nexon founder scraps world’s biggest gaming deal
SEOUL: Nexon Co founder Jungju Kim has scrapped plans to sell a controlling stake in its parent NXC, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, scuppering potentially the largest deal in the gaming sector at up to US$16bil.
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RHB Research positive on MoF’s RM6.2b takeover offer for highways
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research Institute is positive on the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) RM6.2bil offer to buy out four tolled highways after four months of negotiations.
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RHB maintains Buy on MyNews, TP at RM1.75
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB research maintained its buy call on Mynews Holdings Bhd with target price of RM1.75 as its 2QFY19 earnings broadly met its and consensus expectations.
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China to lose its crown as the world’s biggest gaming market to the US
US to become biggest gaming market in 2019, driven by console sales growth.
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The State of the Nation: Single-use plastics ban stirs concern among the...
BIODEGRADABLE plastics cost four to five times more than conventional plastics, apart from the fact that they have limited usage at present, according to Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (...
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‘There are better ways to help’
IPOH: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has questioned the sincerity of some groups which claim to fight for orang asli in Perak.
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Perak MB takes a swipe at fair-weather NGOs 'championing' orang asli rights
IPOH: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has taken a swipe at so-called non-governmental organisations "championing" the rights of orang asli in Perak.
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Addressing consumer security concerns
WHILE technology enables businesses to be more connected, consumers are increasingly more worried about their personal details, a survey by KPMG reveals.
KPMG | CISOs | Malaysia | 48% | 45% | 69% | Consumer Loss Barometer | 45 | 95 | 2 | 000 | 42 | 77 | 8 | 35 | 82 | 69 | 47 | 48 | 24 | 1 | 800 | 24
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Conflict of interest for FT Minister to chair YWP, says Taman Tun RA
KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): The Federal Territories (FT) Minister heading Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) “perpetuates the conflict of interest that existed during the previous administration”, the...
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KPMG Consumer Loss Barometer sees Malaysians most concerned about apps, wifi & cloud being compromised
The continuous evolution of digital transformation is outstripping the pace of cybersecurity in organisations.
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Social media a popular, yet not trusted, news source (poll)
About half of Americans and Canadians get their news primarily from social media, yet most don't trust this source of information, according to a survey released April 9.
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Dying to get a chance at life
DYING To Survive, a 2018 low-budget movie from China will hopefully make history for saving many lives around the world.
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Niosh: Hike in commuting accidents worrying
KUALA LUMPUR: The main issue confronting occupational safety and health in Malaysia is the rising trend of work-related commuting accidents, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety ...
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Pay more or lose your best, Malaysian bosses warned
PETALING JAYA: An international recruitment firm has advised Malaysian employers to review the salary increments of their best talents if they wish to retain them.
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Acquisition of highway concessions to take 6 months
PUTRAJAYA: The government expects to take about six months to acquire the toll concessions for four main highways — Damansara Puchong Expressway (LDP), Western KL Traffic Dispersal System (SPRINT), ...
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Malaysia ranks top 5 globally in mobile social media penetration, highest in region
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia was ranked top five globally and highest in Southeast Asia for mobile social media penetration, according to Hootsuite and We Are Social in their latest Digital 2019 report.
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Malaysia tops social media penetration in Southeast Asia, says report
KUALA LUMPUR: In terms of mobile social media penetration, Malaysia is ranked among the top five in the world and the highest in Southeast Asia, according to the latest Digital 2019 report by Hootsuit...
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Understand Malay concerns, analysts tell Malaysia Baru enthusiasts
PETALING JAYA: An analyst has called on advocates of the “Malaysia Baru” concept, adopted by Pakatan Harapan (PH) politicians and their supporters following the May 9 polls last year, to appreciat...
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AirAsia targets 100 million passengers in 2019
PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group is out to monetise its digital businesses and broaden the group’s digital footprint this year but has no plan to open more new airlines over the next three years. The airline wants to focus on growing its existing business especially in Indonesia and Philippines.
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