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Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’s largest consumer-to-consumer online marketplaces is getting ready to expand into Malaysia and throughout the region with the launch of its BukaGlobal app.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’s largest consumer-to-consumer online marketplaces is getting ready to expand into Malaysia and throughout the region with the launch of its Buka...
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PERMATANG PAUH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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PETALING JAYA: Google has paid tribute to late Malaysian singer and songwriter Sudirman Arshad with a special "doodle" in conjunction with his 65th birthday on Friday (May 25).
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PERMATANG PAUH (May 25): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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HONG KONG: Asia investors looking for a bottom to this month’s market sell-off may have to wait a little while longer, with stocks set to hit yet another dubious marker.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chip maker Malaysian Pacific Industries Bhd (MPI) saw its earnings take a hit in the third quarter ended March 31, 2019 due to lower revenue and foreign exchange (forex) loss and it expects the operating environment to remain challenging.
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Think Asian by Andrew Sheng THERE has been so much bad news lately that the only good news, if you believe it, lies in the stock market. Simply put, despite all the trade war and political bad news, the US stock markets hover around historical highs. And Asian stock markets are still guided by sentiment in Wall Street.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MISC Bhd, the shipping company controlled by Petronas, posted a jump in first quarter earnings on higher freight rates.
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PERMATANG PAUH (May 24): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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LONDON (May 24): Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices slumped this week on a flood of spot volumes amid subdued demand.
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PERMATANG PAUH, May 24 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia aims to be the new tiger of Asia while forging ahead to tackle prevailing domestic issues.
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LONDON, May 24 — The dollar edged away from two-year highs today after weak US manufacturing activity data sparked worries that the trade conflict with China may hurt the world’s largest economy a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Energy shipping firm MISC Bhd’s first-quarter (Q1) net profit jumped by 64.4 per cent year-on-year to RM510.50 million, buoyed by improved freight rates as well as gains of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Malaysian Pacific Industries Bhd’s (MPI) net profit plunged 35.5% to RM16.77 million in its third quarter ended March 31, 2019 (3QFY19) from RM25.98 million a year ago, hit by...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): MISC Bhd announced a 64.4% jump in first quarter net profit to RM510.5 million or 11.4 sen per share, from RM310.6 million or seven sen per share a year ago, buoyed by higher ve...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chip maker Malaysian Pacific Industries Bhd (MPI) saw its earnings take a hit in the third quarter ended March 31, 2019 due to lower revenue and foreign exchange (forex) loss and it expects the operating environment to remain challenging.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): After a volatile trading session, the FBM KLCI sank into negative territory at the eleventh hour, ending the day down 3.55 points or 0.22% at 1,598.32.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Higher petroleum tanker charter rates and the addition of two new vessels to its LNG fleet boosted MISC's earnings in the first quarter ended March 31.
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Volocopter GmbH of Germany said Thursday it will open a landing facility in Singapore later this year for trial flights, while Austria’s FACC AG is working to produce hundreds of passenger drones fo...
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San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.
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SINGAPORE, May 24 — San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.
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SINGAPORE: Most Southeast Asian stock markets declined on Friday as the trade war between the United States and China snowballed into a deeper strategic issue, while Indonesia was on track to snap four weeks of declines.
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THE latest arrest of four individuals who are suspected to be members of an Islamic State (IS) wolf pack planning to attack non-Muslim places of worship and assassinate certain persons should alert al...
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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has returned an honorary degree awarded by Oxford University after a global backlash led by celebrities including George Clooney and Elton John for proposing the death...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police raided audit firm Deloitte PLT’s office here in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal probe today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): In line with major regional indexes, the FBM KLCI declined today, falling 1.87 points to close at 1,601.87 points.
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SINGAPORE: Bond investors are keeping their faith in Asia, a region they view as being relatively stable even as an escalation in the trade war threatens to dent global growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): According to the Deutsche Bank’s 8th annual survey of global prices and living standards, Kuala Lumpur ranked No 49 to rent a mid-range 2-bedroom apartment at US$448 a month.
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GEORGE TOWN (May 23): The faded white walls and wooden door of Fong Lai Kheng's hair salon in the heart of Malaysia's George Town stand out on a street lined with souvenir shops, cafes and colourful m...
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COMMENT | I am a journalist by default, not by design.
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SINGAPORE: Short Australia’s risk-sensitive currency against the haven yen.
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ADA, Asia's largest telco-data enabled company that integrates data, insight and media to deliver business outcomes and VMLY&R, Asia's first truly integrated brand experience network, join forces to ...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 22 — The faded white walls and wooden door of Fong Lai Kheng’s hair salon in the heart of Malaysia’s George Town stand out on a street lined with souvenir shops, cafes and colou...
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SHANGHAI, May 22 — China’s three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chi...
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TAIPEI: Taiwan’s currency has gone from the dullest to the worst in Asia amid an outflow of overseas cash as the trade war undermines the outlook for the island’s dominant tech sector.
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SEOUL: South Korean authorities will hold a meeting to discuss what it terms distortions in the currency market, taking its firmest step yet to address the won’s decline this month.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 22): According to the Deutsche Bank’s 8th annual survey of global prices and living standards, Kuala Lumpur ranked No 49 to rent a mid-range 2-bedroom apartment at US$448 month.
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PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has rubbished rumours that there is an outbreak of monkeypox in the country.
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WASHINGTON, May 22 — More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development ...
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Over the past few years, dahmakan has solidified itself as one of the most recognisable names when it comes to healthy food delivery in the Klang Valley.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond on Wednesday, as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a centre for green finance.
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Tokopedia, the Jakarta-headquartered ecommerce unicorn, is in talks to invest in Indonesian agritech startup Sayurbox, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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MAY 21 — After the failure and abuses of privatisation and contracting-out services from the 1980s, there has been renewed appreciation for the role of the state or government.
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Tokopedia, the Jakarta-headquartered ecommerce unicorn, is in talks to invest in Indonesian agritech startup Sayurbox, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): The FBM KLCI erased gains in the second half of trading today as trade tensions between the US and China weighed on investor sentiment.
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HONG KONG (May 21): While the trade war remains the chief concern for investors just about everywhere, it seems elections are the only way to pierce the gloom.
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AUCKLAND: With Team EBM (Earl Bamber Motorsport), Porsche works driver Earl Bamber will campaign a 485hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Championship as Team Porsche New Zeal...
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Dear readers, Honestbee has been a hot topic not just within the tech community, but also among consumers.
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LONDON, May 21 ― Britain's main share index slipped again yesterday as worries over international trade increased on the back of US curbs on China's Huawei, while weak results from Ryanair triggered...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd is taking a cautious stance this year in line with the tough macroeconomic environment after having posted its highest earnings in six years.
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BEIJING, May 20 — European firms are “caught in the crossfire” of the US-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in the world’s second-largest economy, a business survey sh...
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FRANKFURT: Several German exhibitors at the Techtextil & Texprocess 2019 international trade fair here believe that Malaysia’s textile industry, seen by many as a “sunset industry”, can reassert...
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In the relatively young, fast-growing, and dynamic world of online shopping, Ku Young Bae is considered an industry veteran.
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Asia isn’t short of co-working spaces.
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THIS week’s overnight policy rate (OPR) cut of 25 basis points by Bank Negara Malaysia met the expectations of most economists as concerns over stalling growth rise.
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BEIJING, May 20 — European firms are “caught in the crossfire” of the US-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in the world’s second-largest economy, a business survey sh...
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Asia isn’t short of co-working spaces.
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The Beijing delivery man who arrived with Christine Lin’s new silver bracelet came dressed in an elegant black suit – complete with white gloves.
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agre...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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HONG KONG, May 20 — Hong Kong stocks opened slightly higher this morning, in line with gains across Asia, with energy firms among the big winners thanks to a jump in oil prices.
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SHANGHAI, May 20 — Share markets in Asia got off to a steady start today as investors tried to catch their breath following another week of escalating trade tensions between the United States and Ch...
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TOKYO, May 20 — The Australian dollar got a boost against the greenback on Monday following a surprise election victory by the country’s conservative government, while the yen dipped slightly on a...
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It is heralded as an essential step to a brave new world of technology, but in the here and now, super-fast 5G networking is already pitting China against the West.
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GEORGE TOWN: GUH Holdings Bhd, one of the largest manufacturers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the country, will produce automotive PCBs in China to reduce its dependence on the consumer electronic goods industry.
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak has ridiculed finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s claim that Malaysia had achieved RM21.7 billion in realised foreign direct investments for one quarter.
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PETALING JAYA: An Umno vice-president today questioned the ambiguity revolving around the “shared prosperity” model espoused by Putrajaya, noting that until now, the government has not outlined a ...
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Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags.
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Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside Parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage eq...
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LONDON, May 17 — US online titan Amazon has taken a stake in Deliveroo, the British food delivery company said today.
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Canva, the online design tools startup that last year became a unicorn, is expanding yet again.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustain Billah was presented with the inaugural President's Award by International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra during a ceremony held at Istana Negara on Wednesday (May 15).
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Tokopedia, the Jakarta-headquartered ecommerce unicorn, is in talks to acquire Indonesian wedding marketplace Bridestory, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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CHICAGO, May 17 — The same week U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tonnes of US pork — the bi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Malaysia has been able to maintain its growth during the first quarter of the year, due to strong economic fundamentals and diverse sector strength, said Economic Affairs Minist...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The Malaysian chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), a project hosted by the World Economic Forum, has been launched, marking the first country in Asia to do so.
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Tokopedia, the Jakarta-headquartered ecommerce unicorn, is in talks to acquire Indonesian wedding marketplace Bridestory, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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Whether you’re seeking a network to tap for collaboration or an opportunity to obtain venture capital funding, you’ve decided that joining a startup pre-accelerator program is the way to achieve y...
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India’s election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country’s election but experts say it is just a drop in an ocean of misinformation that has engulfed voters.
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Foreign companies in China are being subjected to cybersecurity probes as the government tightens controls over areas such as cloud computing, the Financial Times reported, citing documents seen by the newspaper.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Finance Minister’s political secretary Tony Pua today rubbished Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claims that the government’s RM4 billion bond issuance directly increases the na...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Monthly bond issuance by Bank Negara Malaysia is part and parcel of the ordinary course of operations to support Putrajaya's budget deficit, and is far different from the issuan...
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NEW DELHI, May 16 — India’s election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country’s election but experts say it is just a drop in a...
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GEORGE TOWN: The education ministry is setting aside RM35.2 million for education departments nationwide to hire relief teachers to replace those going on leave.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The Malaysian chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), a project hosted by the World Economic Forum, has been launched, marking the first country in Asia to do so.
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PARIS, May 16 — The chief executive of European missile maker MBDA is returning to Airbus as head of strategy as the planemaker seeks to modernise its factories and explore future options in defence...
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JOHOR BARU: After abusing drugs for 17 years Razlan Zainal Abidin (pic) was given a second chance in life and he decided to make it count.
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EXCLUSIVE: Businessmen have raised questions over the growing number of award programmes whose organisers demand payments from those who are supposedly nominated for prizes. The charges range from administrative fees to sponsorship.
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Dear Founders, We’re excited to unveil our next meetup – July 4 will mark the launch of Tech in Asia’s Pitch Night, where 10 handpicked startups will be given five minutes each to impress and p...
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Grab has spoken to banks and insurance companies about taking stakes in its payments and financial services businesses, a source close to the matter confirmed to Tech in Asia.
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China will only be more open to the world, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, as he denounced as "stupid" those who believe in cultural superiority, in his first public address since trade tensio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): The FBM KLCI rebounded after a straight week of losses, following US President Donald Trump's positive comments on the US-Sino trade war, which buoyed investor sentiments global...
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LONDON, May 15 — UK shares rose as risk sentiment picked up after comments from President Donald Trump playing down Washington’s trade war with Beijing, while a slew of earnings reports drove majo...
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Bukalapak, the Indonesian ecommerce unicorn, has launched BukaGlobal, a new feature that lets consumers outside Indonesia shop on the Bukalapak platform.
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Singapore-based grocery delivery startup Honestbee will stop its food delivery service in the city-state and temporarily suspend its on-demand laundry service across Asia, it announced in a media stat...
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LETTER | More action and less talk are required to combat wildlife crime.
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SO near, yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging on for eight years but the road to membership in Asean remains a long and winding one for Asia’s youngest democracy.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist says Putrajaya must present a clearer and more coherent vision for the economy if it wants to attract investors, in the wake of a report that global investors are losing pa...