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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Manulife Asset Management Services Bhd is confident that its newly-launched Asia Total Return Bond Fund will be able to raise RM100 million in one to three months, as investors ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Ringgit approaches its strongest level in more than six months as Brent crude extends gains and traders applaud signs of progress in US-China trade talks.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains at mid-morning today and appeared to be struggling to cross the 1,700 threshold.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Foreign funds withdrew RM369.2 million from Malaysian equity on Bursa Malaysia, compared to a net inflow of RM163.2 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment B...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): The FBM KLCI ticked up in early trade this morning, tracking gains at regional markets, lifted by key index-linked stocks including Public Bank Bhd and Genting Bhd.
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets firmed on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks.
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SYDNEY, Feb 18 — Asian share markets firmed today as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-US trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks.
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COMMENT | Youths are often referred to as our “future leaders” and are seen as a ray of hope in times of conflicting views and ideologies, especially in politics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has been informed on the postponement of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Malaysia, which was scheduled for tomorrow, according to Pri...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): The Malaysian Government has been informed of the postponement of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Malaysia which is scheduled for tomorrow, said Prim...
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JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is postponing his trips to Indonesia and Malaysia, according to Indonesia's Foreign Ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman will be postponing his visit to Malaysia and Indonesia in his tour of several Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: About 1,000 Mercedes-Benz owners are expected to participate in this year’s MercedesTrophy, returning for the 29th year in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today on weaker demand as cautious sentiment clouded the market ahead of the outcome of trade talks between China and the United...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): The FBM KLCI reversed earlier gains to end 0.01% lower, along with key Asian markets on Friday, amid foreign selling of local equities.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shares of Henieken and Dialog were in the spotlight on Friday after their strong set of results but the FBM KLCI closed flat in line with the weaker key Asian markets after China's weak economic data.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- China is a valuable trading partner, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (Feb 15).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): The FBM KLCI settled 0.21 point higher after paring gains against a decline in the Asian stock markets.
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TOKYO: Asian stocks slipped on Friday after grim U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the U.S. economy, offsetting optimism on trade talks between the United States and China.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips trudged higher early Friday, aided by gains in FBM KLCI-linked stocks like Dialog, PPB Group and IOI Corp but key Asian markets were lower after the weaker US retail sales.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Malaysia this weekend is expected to focus on Jeddah-Kuala Lumpur economic ties and cooperation, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The visit by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman to Malaysia this weekend is expected to focus more on Jeddah-Kuala Lumpur economic ties and cooperation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): Shares of Bursa Malaysia-listed oil and gas (O&G) stocks continued to be actively traded today, as Brent crude oil breached US$64 a barrel to rise to its highest level in nearly...
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Singapore mobile network operator Circles.Life has received investment from Sequoia India to fund its expansion beyond the city-state, it announced today.
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HONG KONG: The most robust rally Asian stocks have seen in more than a year is about to face its stiffest challenge yet.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): The FBM KLCI notched up muted gains against the backdrop of cautious regional markets.
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(Feb 14): Malaysia’s would-be prime minister said he expects to take power from Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years but wants to give the current leader enough time to govern effectively before ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s would-be prime minister says he expects to take power from Dr Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years but wants to give the current leader enough time to govern effectively ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): The FBM KLCI reversed its earlier gains and fell at mid-morning today as regional markets stayed cautious, dragged by select index-linked stocks including Public Bank Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): The FBM KLCI ticked marginally higher in early trade today, against the backdrop of cautious regional markets.
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NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's would-be prime minister said he expects to take power from Tun Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years but wants to give the current leader enough time to govern effe...
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SYDNEY: Asian stock markets started in a cautious mood on Thursday as investors hoped for progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks while bracing for China trade data that are expected to show further falls in both exports and imports.
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PARIS: (France will invest 700 million euros (RM3.2bil) over the next five years into projects to boost the European electric car battery industry and reduce its carmakers’ reliance on dominant Asia...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The FBM KLCI slipped 2.11 points or 0.13% to close at 1,685.30 today after investors appeared to have sidelined big capitalisation (big cap) stocks in favour of smaller plays.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended Wednesday lower,  dragged down by IOI Corp and Axiata, while most key Asian markets chalked up solid gains on US President Donald Trump's suggestion of a fresh deadline for US-China trade deal.
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Bangalore-based fintech startup Open announced the close of its US$5 million series A round led by Beenext, Speedinvest, and 3one4 Capital.
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TOKYO, Feb 13 — Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed at a two-month high today, tracking gains on Wall Street as fears about a US-China trade war and another US government shutdown eased.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Many people in Pakistan regard Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as their idol and hail his leadership, according to a journalist from Pakistan.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The FBM KLCI fell at the midday break today, dragged by select index-linked blue chips including Genting Plantations Bhd and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Many people in Pakistan regard Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as their idol and hail his leadership, according to a journalist from Pakistan.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The FBM KLCI reversed its earlier losses and edged higher at mid-morning today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade, dragged by losses at key index-linked blue chips including Axiata Group Bhd and Public Bank Bhd.
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TOKYO, Feb 13 — Asian stocks pulled ahead and safe-haven government bonds came under further pressure today on optimism the United States and China might be able to hammer out a deal to resolve thei...
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SINGAPORE, Feb 13 — The dollar edged lower against its peers today, as rising expectations of a breakthrough in the trade impasse between United States and China led investors to put money into the ...
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TOKYO: Asian stocks pulled ahead and safe-haven government bonds came under further pressure on Wednesday on optimism the United States and China might be able to hammer out a deal to resolve their nearly year-long trade dispute.
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"WOULD you like your data to be protected?" This was the question asked of me by Pathmanathan Kaliappan (pic) as he tried to explain the rationale for a conference and workshop he is organising in Mal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) today called on the government to have a referendum on whether the death penalty is necessary.
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TOKYO, Feb 12 — Asian shares gained today as investors hoped a new round of US-China trade talks would help to resolve a dispute that has dented global growth and some corporate earnings.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): The FBM KLCI drifted lower at midday break today, despite firmer regional markets, as key blue chips including Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Public Bank Bhd and Press Metal Aluminium Hol...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today confirmed the government will issue ¥200 billion (RM7.4 billion) in so-called Samurai bonds next month.
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HONG KONG, Feb 12 — Asian shares were mostly up today as investors watched key US-China trade talks aimed at averting punitive tariffs which could slow the global economy, and a weak yen boosted exp...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Bursa Malaysia was lower at mid-morning today as investors remained cautious ahead of another round of trade talks between the United States and China which began yesterday in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.19% at mid-morning today, dragged by losses at key index-linked stocks including Public Bank Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade this morning, weighed by select blue chips.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Selling pressure on IHH Healthcare bogged down blue chips in early Tuesday trade while key Asian markets focused on the new round of US-China trade talks.
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TOKYO: Asian shares barely budged on Tuesday with investors looking to a new round of Sino-U.S. trade talks as the world's two largest economies try to resolve a tariff dispute that has put a dent on global growth and corporate earnings.
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TOKYO, Feb 12 — Tokyo stocks opened higher today helped by a cheaper yen and expectations for progress in US-China trade talks.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 12 — The dollar held close to its 2019 high today as US-Sino trade tensions and global growth worries underpinned the greenback’s safe-haven appeal, while the euro and the British p...
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NEW YORK, Feb 12 — Global stocks mostly rose yesterday as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks while the dollar gained on the euro for the sixth straight session.
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LONDON, Feb 11 —The dollar rose today as concerns grew that US-China talks would not heal a rift over trade between the world's largest economies and the Swiss franc slid in a mini "flash-crash".
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): TPG, a global alternative asset firm, has raised over US$4.6 billion in commitments through its latest Asian focused private equity fund, TPG Capital Asia VII.
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LONDON, Feb 11 — Europe's stock markets rebounded at the open today, following last week's sharp losses.
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HONG KONG, Feb 11 — Asian stocks saw gains today as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks aimed at averting fresh tariff escalations.
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Contributed by Henry Butcher Retail managing director Tan Hai Hsin Since 2016, there has been great concern of oversupply of retail space and failed shopping centres in Malaysia.
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THE Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is set to declare its annual dividend for 2018 anytime now and anyone who has been paying any attention would know that the odds of it outperforming that in 2017 are...
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SYDNEY, Feb 11 — Asian shares barely moved on today as investors were unable to shake worries about global growth, US politics and the Sino-US trade war, keeping the safe haven US dollar near a six-...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The FBM KLCI remained in the negative zone at midday break today as sentiment stayed tepid, in line with slip at regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Global alternative asset firm TPG's latest Asian focused private equity fund, TPG Capital Asia VII raised over US$4.6bil (RM18.73bil) in commitments, exceeding its target.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11— The Defence Ministry today denied providing athlete Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir with a RM4-million sponsorship in order for her to fund an international tower running tour to “co...
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If you have attended a Malaysian football league match, chances are you would have sat among or seen people smoking in the stands, with your feet surrounded by “kuaci” strewn all over.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): Ringgit heads for the longest stretch of gains since 2010, as the dollar consolidates and traders hold out for a breakthrough in China-U.S. trade talks.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): Foreign funds acquired RM163.2 million of Malaysian equities last week compared to RM146.8 million net in the week before, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The FBM KLCI edged up cautiously, tracking regional markets, lifted by gains including at Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank).
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SINGAPORE, Feb 11 — The US dollar rose against most other currencies today, holding near a six-week high as fresh worries about US-Sino trade tensions and global growth drove appetite for safe-have...
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SYDNEY, Feb 11 — Asian shares started the week on the backfoot today as worries about global growth, US politics and the ongoing Sino-US tariff war kept investors cautious, while the safe-haven gree...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares started the week on the backfoot on Monday as worries about global growth, U.S. politics and the ongoing Sino-U.S. tariff war kept investors cautious, while the safe-haven greenback held near a six-week top against major currencies.
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COMMENT | It may be useful for us to be reminded of how we spiralled downwards from being an Asian tiger to become a nation on the verge of economic disaster, one beset by racial and religious tension...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Although it was the first established airline in the region, Philippine Airlines (PAL) has experienced ups and downs in its 78-year history – but now hopes to re-establish itself as a forerunner to those travelling to key cities in North America.
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PETALING JAYA: A national athlete has defended her quest for RM4 million to fund an international tower running tour to “conquer” 30 tallest towers, after she was criticised by a tower running cha...
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FRANKFURT, Feb 9 — Shares in German payments processing firm Wirecard were headed for a stormy finish to a turbulent week yesterday, as fraud allegations piled on top of investors’ yconcerns about...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 ― Without the help of man’s best friend, Customs officers would not have found three million Erimin 5 pills hidden in imported motorcycle exhaust pipes in Port Klang.
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is facing a global backlash but for many telecom operators in South East Asia, it is still among the preferred 5G partners.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 8 — Singapore police said today they raided the local offices of German payments processing firm Wirecard, following reports of fraud at the company that have sent its stock plummetin...
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GARY (Indiana), Feb 8 — United States Steel Corporation founded Gary, Indiana in 1906 – naming it after co-founder Elbert Henry Gary – and the city’s fortunes have been closely tied to the com...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fund selling of Tenaga Nasional and Axiata pushed the FBM KLCI into the end on Friday, mirroring the cautious key Asian and European markets on the lack of any positive indications from the US-China trade row.
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SINGAPORE: The Singapore dollar fell below the RM3 mark on Friday (Feb 8) for the first time since October last year, as the Malaysian currency continued to strengthen.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): The FBM KLCI erased a portion of gains it made in the previous day (Thursday) to end 0.41% lower today, due to worries over the US-China trade dispute, as investors question the ...
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HONG KONG, Feb 8 — Asian stocks fell today following losses on Wall Street as fresh doubts emerged over the prospects for US-China trade talks and global growth outlook.
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For a region that’s long been associated with hatchbacks and wagons, European consumers are fast falling in love with SUVs. According to data compiled by Jato Dynamics, a total of 15.6 million vehic...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Bursa Malaysia stayed lower at mid-afternoon, dragged by continuous selling in selected heavyweights led by Tenaga and KLK, dealers said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): The FBM KLCI fell 0.43% at mid-morning, dragged by key index-linked stocks, tracking the slip at regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.35% in early trade this morning, tracking regional markets, weighed by losses at selected index-linked stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar on mild buying interest on the domestic unit, said a dealer.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 8 — The dollar held near a two-week high today, as investors rushed to the safety of the greenback following a setback in US-China trade negotiations and broader worries about slowing...
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TOKYO, Feb 8 — Asian stocks slipped today as investors fretted about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the US-...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia and key Asian markets fell in early Friday trade as investors retreated to the sidelines in the absence of any positive news from the US-China trade talks.
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TOKYO: Asian stocks slipped on Friday as investors fretted about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the U.S.-China trade row