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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — The ringgit was unchanged against the US dollar at today’s close on lack of demand for the local note, amid weaker Asian currencies after the Easter holidays, a dealer sai...
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BANGKOK (April 22): State-owned Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has narrowed its list of potential liquefied natural gas sources to 12 companies, for importing up to 1.5 million metric to...
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THE change in Malaysia’s government last year has piqued the interest of RRJ Capital, a top Asian private equity fund that has some US$12 billion in assets under management.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Construction stocks were in the spotlight in the morning section as counters seen to benefit from the resumption of the Bandar Malaysia project rocketed on the news of its revival.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): The FBM KLCI rose 0.42% at mid-morning today, as regional markets were steady, while DWL Resources Bhd and Gadang Holdings Bhd were in focus following the revival of the East ...
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TOKYO, April 22 — Asian shares were steady today as investors took stock of recent data suggesting global growth may be stabilising, while oil prices spiked on a report the US is likely to ask all i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): The FBM KLCI started the week on a positive note this morning, as regional markets were steady, while Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) and Ekovest Bhd were in focus follo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Construction stocks advanced on Monday with Ekovest and Iskandar Waterfront City (IWC) taking the lead after the government revived the Bandar Malaysia development.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 21 — The hosting of e-Sports will benefit the country because it is the corporate sector that is funding it, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
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GEORGE TOWN: The hosting of e-Sports will benefit the country because it is the corporate sector that is funding it, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
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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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APRIL 21 — A building in Paris burned down and the whole world seems to be sad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) would have damaged Malaysia’s ties with China if it had insisted on terminating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project launched under Barisan Nasiona...
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The concept and definition of dating is fast changing for the better.
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REVIEW: A lack of confidence in the domestic market and a potential downgrade in sovereign bonds emerged as the catalyst to push the FBM KLCI towards 2016 lows.
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Japan lost its position as the world’s second-biggest economy to China awhile ago. But it’s beating out its Asian rival in one area at least: private equity. For restructuring experts such as KKR & Co. LP, whose founders recently declared Japan the company’s “highest priority” outside the US, the smaller country offers much more attractive opportunities. And the reasons are as much political as financial.
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KUALA LUMPUR: After a Chinese scientist raised alarm bells saying he edited genes in human embryos, many have called for controls on the controversial practice.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The search for the next Asia Young Designer has begun with the launch of the 12th instalment of the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) on April 9.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The local bourse snapped its three-day slide on Friday, lifted by bargain hunting activities following the past few bearish session.
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TOKYO, April 19 — Tokyo stocks closed higher today following healthy gains on Wall Street, with Nintendo jumping more than 14 per cent on reports its games and popular Switch console will soon be av...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The local market experienced a slight rebound on Friday following three straight days of losses as investors regained some composure following news of possible outflows from Malaysia's bond market.
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TOKYO: Oil is headed for its first weekly drop since early March as uncertainty over the future of global producer curbs, Iranian exports and US inventories kept investors on edge.
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YOURSAY | 'It is not helping itself by being overly cautious about appearing anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-royalty.' Harapan fears bullies, unlikely to deliver promises in 6 months – Zaid Teh Tari...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Bursa Malaysia pared down earlier losses to close marginally lower today but remained weak amid continuous selling activities in the broader market.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI extended losses today after closing down 1.17 points or 0.07% at 1,619.73 as investors evaluated the depreciating ringgit's impact on Malaysian financial markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed Thursday off their intra-day lows as local funds were seen mopping up oversold banking stocks but key Asian markets ended mostly in the red on profit taking and due to trade tensions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today says there is no need for advisories against Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI fell 0.59% at the midday break today, tracking regional markets, dragged by losses including at Public Bank Bhd and Maxis Bhd.
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Japan lost its position as the world’s second-biggest economy to China awhile ago. But it’s beating out its Asian rival in one area at least: private equity.
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IN 1985, the Malaysian government imposed hefty tariffs on imported vehicles to safeguard and nurture the growth of its domestic automobile industry.
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TOKYO, April 18 ― Asian shares slipped today after losses on Wall Street but trade was subdued as investors awaited business surveys in Europe and largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of the long E...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory at mid-morning today as investors remain spooked by concerns over the potential downgrade of Malaysian bonds by global index provid...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI fell 0.32% in early trade this morning, dragged by losses including at Malayan banking Bhd (Maybank), Public Bank Bhd and Petronas-linked stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — News that Malaysia might be disqualified from the World Government Bond Index (WGBI) weighed heavily on the ringgit in the global currency market yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Negative news continued to weigh on investors’ confidence as the FBM KLCI continued to slide below the lowest level since December 2016, with Maybank, Hong Leong Bank and Public Bank bearing the punishment.
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PETALING JAYA: Selling pressure on the ringgit would intensify should Malaysian government bonds be removed from an important global bond index, with a potential capital exodus of almost RM20bil to RM30bil out of the domestic capital market.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A slide in Maybank and Tenaga Nasional shares sent the FBM KLCI to the lowest close since December 2016 while the ringgit extended its decline against the US dollar.
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LONDON/SYDNEY: World stocks inched higher after a raft of Chinese data beat expectations on Wednesday and though benchmark bond yields and the Aussie dollar did the same, Europe struggled to join in.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The FBM KLCI fell 0.3% at mid-morning today as key heavyweights Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) dragged the benchmark index, against the backdrop of caut...
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SYDNEY, April 17 — Asian share markets swung higher today as a raft of Chinese data easily beat expectations in a sign Beijing's policy stimulus may finally be gaining traction in the world's second...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): The ringgit was traded lower against the US dollar in early trading today on weak market sentiment towards emerging Asian currencies due to worries over slowing growth in Chin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The ringgit was traded lower against the US dollar in early trading today on weak market sentiment towards emerging Asian currencies due to worries over slowing growth in Ch...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was traded lower against the US dollar in early trading today on weak market sentiment towards emerging Asian currencies due to worries over slowing growth in China and uncertainties over US-China trade negotiations.
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SYDNEY, April 17 — Asian share markets got off to a guarded start today as investors waited anxiously for a raft of Chinese data that might show policy stimulus is finally gaining traction in the wo...
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HONG Kong actor Anthony Wong (pic) will come to Malaysia in October to star in a film by Malaysian actor-director Kyo Chen, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, as a crackdown on wildlife trafficking continues.
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First teased late last month, Lexus has finally taken the covers off its first-ever luxury MPV called the LM at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show.
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PETALING JAYA: The previous administration of Malaysia was never blamed for issues that cropped up when I led the country, says former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trading volume and value of stocks traded on Bursa Malaysia fell to the lowest since March 28 on Tuesday due to a general lacklustre interest.
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak today sought to differentiate how Barisan Nasional (BN) governed the country previously compared to Pakatan Harapan (PH) now.
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KUALA LUMPUR: At the end of the morning session, the FBM KLCI had once again bucked the regional trend as it dipped slightly into the red even as key Asian markets rose into positive territory.
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SINGAPORE: Oil’s march back toward a four-year high is now facing some roadblocks in the form of demand in Asia, though the path may clear to allow further gains later this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The FBM KLCI remained lacklustre at mid-morning today, tracking regional markets, and eked out marginal gains.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The FBM KLCI got off to a muted start this morning as regional markets stalled.
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TOKYO, April 16 — Asian stocks hovered below a nine-month peak today after disappointing bank earnings dented Wall Street, though recent signs the global economy is likely to avoid a sharper downtur...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips notched slim gains early Tuesday as some buying of KL Kepong and Genting Bhd underpinned the FBM KLCI’s advance but the overall market was lacklustre.
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(April 16): Asian stocks looked set for declines Tuesday after U.S. stocks halted a three-day advance on disappointing bank earnings.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Bursa Malaysia closed mixed today in line with the regional market sentiment, as mild profit-taking in selected consumer and plantation counters limited gains, a dealer s...
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BEIJING, April 15 — Emerging market shares rose today on optimism that US-China trade talks could be nearing the final round, while easing fears of a slowdown in global growth on signs of stabilisat...
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LONDON, April 15 — Britain’s main index lost ground today as miners and oil majors fell, more than offsetting gains in bank stocks.
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YINSON Holdings Bhd’s proposed acquisition of US$916 million (RM3,736.45 million) of Ezion Holdings Ltd’s debt will allow the Malaysian offshore marine services provider to participate in the rene...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project deal is a big win for Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and sets the country apart from other nations dealing with the Asian su...
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MUMBAI, April 15 — India's tycoons are playing a pivotal role in the Asian giant's most expensive election ever, from funding campaigns and tacit endorsements to being hot-button issues themselves.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): The FBM KLCI remained in positive territory as positive vibes from firmer regional markets and revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project lifted domestic sentiment.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session mixed, as mild profit taking emerged in selected heavyweights, despite positive sentiments on the local and global economic market a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The local market was bullish in morning trade as investors' risk appetite returned to emerging markets on optimism that the US-China negotiations were yielding results.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia’s success in renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) with China sets it apart from other nations dealing with the Asian superpower, according to one US econ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): The FBM KLCI rose 0.38% at mid-morning today, partially on positive sentiment following news on the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project as well as in tandem wit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): The FBM KLCI rose 0.37% in early trade this morning, lifted by gains including at Petronas-linked stocks, tracking teh uptrend at regional markets.
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WASHINGTON: The U.S. is open to facing “repercussions” if it doesn’t live up to its commitments in a potential trade deal with China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, in a sign that the two sides are edging closer to an accord.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was higher against the US dollar in early trading today on better demand as market sentiment towards the ringgit was lifted by news on the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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SYDNEY, April 15 — Asian shares started on a firm footing today and the US dollar eased as risk appetite was whetted by better-than-expected data from China that helped boost confidence about the he...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fund buying of Public Bank and Hong Leong Bank underpinned the FBM KLCI’s advance in early Monday trade, taking its cue from the firmer key Asian markets.
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NOT far from the foot of the magni­ficent Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing, lays a new park with over 100 botanical pavilions.
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(April 15): Asian stocks look set for a positive start to the week after earnings and Chinese economic data eased concerns about a slowdown in global growth Friday, lifting U.S. shares and Treasury yi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 ― The ringgit is likely to trade at the current level of around 4.11 against the US dollar next week, supported by news on the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) proje...
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BLACK Monday, the Black Friday mini crash in 1989, the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 subprime crisis. Asia’s deal-making Ong brothers have come a long way to becoming household names in private equity.
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AS the weather warms up in the Northern Hemisphere from a bitter winter, there is concern that the world is moving towards a synchronised global slowdown. This is a massive contrast to only a year ago, when the consensus was optimistic of a synchronised global recovery.
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NEW YORK, April 12 — The dollar slipped today to its lowest against the euro in more than two weeks on reports a foreign bank was preparing to fund an acquisition of a European company, while signs ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Bursa Malaysia ended the week on a higher note after three consecutive days of losses, boosted by gains in heavyweights such as Tenaga, Axiata and Malaysia Airports.
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HONG KONG, April 12 — Asian markets were mixed today as a volatile week drew to a close with investors preparing for the start of the corporate earnings season.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): The FBM KLCI rose 0.12%  at mid-morning today, as Tenaga Nasional Bhd led the rebound at the local market, against the backdrop of flat regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): The FBM KLCI drifted marginally lower in early trade this morning, weighed by losses including at IHH Healthcare Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd, against the backdrop of mixed ...
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SHANGHAI, April 12 — Asian shares were flat and US Treasury yields pulled back today as investor caution prevailed ahead of the release of first-quarter corporate earnings, although stronger US econ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional managed to stage a rebound early Friday to help shore up the FBM KLCI following the selldown the previous day.
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HONG KONG: Technology stocks have been at the forefront of the rally in Asian stocks this year, yet there’s more driving the sector than just Tencent Holdings Ltd.
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(April 12): Asian stocks were poised for modest gains Friday after data showed the U.S. economy remains on solid footing.
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BRUSSELS, Cambodia today said it would take the EU to the European court after Brussels slapped the Asian country’s rice imports with expensive tariffs.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Ta Win Holdings Bhd is teaming up with three parties to develop a new cable manufacturing business using electron beam technology in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11):  The FBM KLCI closed down 15.23 points or 0.93% at 1,624.23 on foreign selling as US-Europe trade tension and slower global economic growth concerns hit Asian stock markets.
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HONG KONG, The pound held its gains today after Britain and its EU partners agreed to once again extend the deadline for Brexit, days before the cut-off for avoiding an economically calamitous no-deal...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): The FBM KLCI dropped 0.69% to its lowest level in three years at the midday break today and wiped out some 267 points from its 2018 peak of 1,895.18.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): The FBM KLCI fell 0.35% at mid-morning today, dragged by losses including at Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Petronas Gas Bhd, as regional markets paused.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) were lower at early trade today, brought down by weak heavyweights — Tenaga, PetChem, Nestle and Dialog, despite the lower liners c...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade this morning as Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Top Glove Corporation Bhd dragged the local index against the backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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SYDNEY, April 11 — Asian stocks held near eight-month highs yesterday and the US dollar slipped again on expectations global interest rates will stay lower for longer after a dovish turn by the Euro...
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SYDNEY: Asian stocks held near eight-month highs on Thursday and the dollar slipped again on expectations global interest rates will stay lower for longer after a dovish turn by the European Central Bank and milder than expected U.S. inflation.
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PETALING JAYA: For the first time, two short stories from three Malaysians have been shortlisted for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, one of the major short story writing competitions in the world.Pengap, a Malay story written by Lokman Hakim and translated into English by Adriana Nordin Manan, and My Mother Pattu by Saras Manickam join 21 other shortlisted stories.