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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was the only market among the regional Asian markets to end in the red on Monday on continued foreign fund selling despite a firmer economic outlook.
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Always follow your dreams, we have often been told.
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Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in HongKong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares under torrential downpours in theeleventh week of what have been often violent...
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AMID the escalating China-US trade — and now currency — war, economists caution that the ringgit will suffer some collateral damage.
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BENGALURU: Most Asian currencies held steady on Monday as global recession fears were soothed by stimulus hopes, while the Malaysian ringgit extended gains after ratings agency Fitch raised the country's growth forecast on the back of strong economic data.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): The FBM KLCI bucked the regional trend and drifted lower to stay below the 1,600-point level.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Buyers are circling Axiata Group Bhd’s wireless tower business, even as the Southeast Asia telecom giant presses ahead with plans for a broader merger with Telenor ASA’s Asi...
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Asian stocks tracked the Wall Street rally today and found an extra tailwind from a move by China’s central bank to change the way a key interest rate benchmark is set, seen by ana...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Buyers are circling Axiata Group Bhd.’s wireless tower business, even as the Southeast Asia telecom giant presses ahead with plans for a broader merger with Telenor ASA’s Asian operations, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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China's embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the "fundamental right of...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): The uptrend of the FBM KLCI this morning was short-lived after the index went into reverse gear and dipped at mid-morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips slipped into negative territory early Monday, weighed down by Axiata and Digi on concerns that the merger of Axiata and Telenor ASA could have hit a snag.
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Asian stocks rose today as hopes of more stimulus from central banks around the world and steps being taken by major economies such as Germany and China soothed investors’ fears of...
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It means “110” in Italian.
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Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares under torrential downpours in the eleventh week of what have been often viole...
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Tens of thousands of protesters poured into one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts on Sunday, braving a downpour to join an anti-government rally in the eleventh week of what have been often vi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Stern action will be taken against those who sell electronic cigarettes or vape to children under the age of 18, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Stern action will be taken against those who sell electronic cigarettes or vape to children under the age of 18, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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From Aug 3 to Aug 5, the Melaka in Fact (www.melakainfact.com) team hosted a conference, themed “Melaka in the Long 15th Century”. The conference lined up Malaysian and international speakers to d...
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KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture has turned into a successful homegrown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumni member Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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AUGUST 17 ― When it comes to the Cannes Film Festival, I usually don't pay too much attention to the eventual Palme d'Or winners every year, because like the Oscars, consensus decisions usually mean...
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SINGAPORE: For more than half a century, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd has been Hong Kong’s gateway to the world, its mix of British heritage and Asian high-altitude luxury bridging the city’s colonial past with its Chinese location. But it’s that unique cultural blend that has ensnared the carrier in an increasingly out-of-control political uprising sweeping through the streets.
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SINGAPORE, Aug 16 — Youths in Singapore overwhelmingly aim to work here rather than venture abroad, and only a small proportion want to become entrepreneurs, according to a new survey by the World E...
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HONG KONG, Aug 16 — Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade as increasingly violent anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail sales in one of the world’...
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said CEO Rupert Hogg had resigned and named Augustus Tang as the new chief, following a week of scrutiny by the Chinese aviation regulator that has hurt its reputation in the mainland.
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TOKYO: Most emerging Asian currencies advanced on Friday, led by the Malaysian ringgit which was buoyed by a series of central bank measures to deepen onshore markets.
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AUGUST 16 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) voice our serious concerns over the Pakatan Harapan government’s decision to allow Lynas to continue its opera...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at the midday break today, as regional markets steadied and Bank Negara Malaysia released firmer domestic economic growth data.
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Are Malaysians friendly? I do think we are quite friendly but now all of us should believe we are very friendly.
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ADUN SPEAKS | Lately, much has been debated on regarding Jawi khat (calligraphy) in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): The FBM KLCI remained lacklustre at mid-morning today as investors awaited Bank Negara Malaysia's announcement of Malaysia's second quarter 2019 gross domestic product growth da...
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COPENHAGEN, Aug 16 — Danish brewer Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) posted a solid rise in half-year sales thanks to Asian markets, where consumers are trading up from mainstream beers to pricier premium brands...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): The FBM KLCI drifted lower in early trade this morning in line with regional markets, weighed by losses including at key-index-linked stocks.
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SYDNEY, Aug 16 — Asian shares were heading for weekly losses today as conflicting messages on the Sino-US trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central ban...
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TOKYO, Aug 16 — The dollar held onto gains today after a surge in US retail sales eased concerns about the world’s top economy, but traders cautioned against reading too much into one piece of dat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips continued to lose ground and the FBM KLCI continued to slide below the key 1, 600 level on Friday on mixed signals from the US and China.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares were heading for weekly losses on Friday as conflicting messages on the Sino-U.S. trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central bank sti...
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SYDNEY: Malindo Air has launched its new route to Sydney, making it the airline’s fifth destination Down Under.
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Armoured personnel carriers, water cannons parked in Shenzhen Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre in Shenzhen.
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Tencent Holdings Ltd’s comeback is taking a little longer than expected. The Chinese social media giant’s shares tumbled more than 4% after quarterly revenue fell short of analysts’ projections.
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LONDON, Aug 15 — China’s threat to impose counter-measures in retaliation for the latest US tariffs knocked stocks sprawling today, checking earlier attempt to recover from a rout sparked by fears...
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LONDON, Aug 15 — World shares held at 2-1/2-month lows today and Wall Street was set for a firmer open as investors bet the US Federal Reserve and other central banks would respond strongly to reces...
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TOKYO, Aug 15 — Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index was down sharply today after Wall Street shares nosedived on fears for the global economy.
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HONG KONG, Aug 15 — Asian markets sank today after the Dow suffered its worst day of the year as fears of a global recession mounted with investors fleeing equities.
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BENGALURU: Most Asian currencies weakened on Thursday as recession warnings from the U.S. bond market dented investor risk appetite, cutting short a modest respite after the United States delayed some tariffs on imports from China.
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TOKYO, Aug 15 — The yen held gains against major currencies today as sliding Treasury yields fanned fears of a severe global economic downturn and drove investors into safe-haven assets.
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HONG KONG: Standard Chartered is targeting growing its private banking assets by 50% to about US$100bil in three to five years and will hire dozens of bankers in Hong Kong and Singapore towards that goal, a senior executive of the lender said.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) reported a 21% drop in trading fee for the first half of the year, as the Sino-US trade war and political unrest in the Asian financial hub hurt market sentiment.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The FBM KLCI fell 0.97% in early trade this morning, tracking the slump at regional markets following the overnight slide at Wall Street.
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TOKYO (Aug 15): Global stocks slumped to more than two-month lows in early Asian trade on Thursday, tracking the Wall Street slide as an inverted U.S. bond yield curve sent a flashing warning to inves...
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TOKYO, Aug 15 — Tokyo’s key Nikkei index opened down nearly two per cent today after Wall Street shares nosedived on fears for the global economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets including Bursa Malaysia were awash in a sea of red after the overnight tumble on Wall Street on recessionary fears saw investors taking money off the table.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The FBM KLCI rebounded today in line with the recovery across regional markets after the United States said it is delaying imposing tariffs on some Chinese imports until Dec 15.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips staged a relief rebound on Wednesday led by CIMB and Dialog, tracking the key Asian markets, after the US delayed tariffs on some Chinese goods.
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HONG KONG: Standard Chartered is targeting growing its private banking assets by 50% to about $100 billion in three to five years and will hire dozens of bankers in Hong Kong and Singapore towards that goal, a senior executive of the lender said.
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China's Hong Kong Liaison office said on Wednesday that anti-government protesters were no different to "terrorists", as US President Donald Trump said Chinese troops were moving to the border with Ho...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): New York Stock Exchange-listed software- and services-led enterprise provider NCR Corporation has opened a new state-of-the-art Services Center of Excellence (CoE) in Kuala Lump...
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TOKYO, Aug 14 — Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index gained nearly 1 per cent today, following rises on Wall Street, as concerns over the US-China trade row eased after President Donald Trump delayed ta...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The FBM KLCI rose 0.49% at the midday break today and managed to hold on to its 1,600-point level in line with the surge at most global markets.
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― Asian stocks joined a global equities surge today, after Washington delayed tariffs on some Chinese imports and gave much-needed relief for markets gripped by political and economic ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Structured put warrants that track Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index faced investors' selldown in early trade today after the US government decided to delay the imposition of 10% tari...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The FBM KLCI rose 0.49% to regain the 1,600-point threshold at mid-morning today, as the local index advanced in tandem with global equity markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The FBM KLCI rose 0.42% in early trade this morning, tracking the bounce at regional markets At 9.05am, the FBM KLCI gained 6.74 points to 1,599.62.
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― Tokyo stocks opened higher today, following rises on Wall Street, as concerns over the US-China trade row eased after President Donald Trump delayed tariffs on key Chinese goods.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets including Bursa Malaysia staged a rebound early Wednesday as investors took heart from the US move to delay tariffs on some Chinese imports, underpinned by gains in Tenaga Nasional and Petronas Chemicals.
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TOKYO/WELLINGTON: Negative interest rate policy - an unconventional gambit once only considered by economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan - is becoming a more attractive option for some other central banks to counter unwelcome currency rises.
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― Negative interest rate policy ― an unconventional gambit once only considered by economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan ― is becoming a more attractive...
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(Aug 14): Asian stocks were primed to rally after the Trump administration de-escalated its trade war with China, providing relief to risk assets that had been under pressure earlier in the week.
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A rare Malayan tapir, also known as an Asian tapir, was born in England's Chester Zoo as part of its conservation program.
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LETTER | Talking about Lynas, not very long ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had lamented that because of the Asian Rare Earth (ARE) factory's radioactive waste in Bukit Merah, Batu Gajah, Malaysia had lost o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets were routed on Tuesday, with losses ranging from 1.05% to 2.1% on growing worries about the US-China trade war, weaker China economy and weaker economic data.
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Flight check-in services have been suspended at Hong Kong's international airport, the airport authority said on Tuesday, citing disruptions caused by anti-government protests.
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A unit of state investment company Temasek Holdings Pte has invested in Secretlab, a Singapore-based maker of chairs for players of electronic games, to help drive growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The FBM KLCI slumped 1.38% and remained below the crucial 1,600-point level at the midday break on Tuesday, mirroring regional markets mired in the red.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): After the aggressive interest rate cuts last week by a handful of Asian central banks that surprised the markets, there is strong expectation that more countries will follow sui...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The FBM KLCI tumbled 1.24% to below the crucial 1,600-point level at mid-morning today, tracking its regional peers as broader market sentiment remained weak.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The FBM KLCI lost 0.82% in early trade this morning, in tandem with the decline at regional markets.
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TOKYO, Aug 13 ― Asian shares fell today as fears about a drawn out Sino-US trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina's peso currency drove investors to safe harbours like bonds, gold...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets fell early Tuesday as worries about the worsening US-China trade war and the fallout on economies while at Bursa Malaysia, profit taking on Public Bank and Hong Leong Bank weighed on the FBM KLCI.
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TOKYO: Asian shares fell on Tuesday as fears about a drawn out Sino-U.S. trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina's peso currency drove investors to safe harbors like bonds, gold, and the yen.
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KUALA LUMPUR: After the aggressive interest rate cuts last week by a handful of Asian central banks that surprised the markets, there is strong expectation that more countries will follow suit in the ...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday, as global conditions were seen worsening and final second quarter data showed the economy shrank 3.3% on the quarter
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(Aug 13): Asian stocks looked set to follow their U.S. counterparts lower as political unrest in Hong Kong and Argentina added to trade concerns and fueled a rally in global bonds.
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NEW DELHI: Saudi Aramco continued its push into Asian oil refining with an agreement to buy a 20% stake in Reliance Industries Ltd’s oil-to-chemicals division at an enterprise value of US$75bil.
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Yang Mi smiles on the red carpet at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards.
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PETALING JAYA: Six Malaysians who claimed they lost A$1.5 million (RM4.26 million) in an alleged Ponzi property scheme, returned to Western Australia last weekend to try and recover their money, but l...
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HONG KONG, Aug 12 — Asian markets were mixed today as investors are gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s planned ...
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Hong Kong stock market started the week on a soft footing on Monday, amid weeks of violent protests that threatened to weigh on the Asian financial hub's economy.
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Valuations of Asian shares have dropped sharply over the past month, as regional markets slumped after the United States escalated its trade war with Beijing by threatening to put tariffs on all its imports from China.
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Gains by Chinese equities and the yuan's stronger-than-expected daily fixing helped lift a broad gauge of Asian shares above water on Monday, but firm gold prices underscored investor worries over risks from a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war.
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SHANGHAI, Aug 12 — Asian shares fell this morning, while gold prices held firm as investors worried a prolonged Sino-US trade war could tip the world and US economies into recession.
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SHANGHAI: Asian shares fell on Monday morning, while gold prices held firm as investors worried a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war could tip the world and U.S. economies into recession.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan has warned the Asian financial hub is entering “a very difficult economic environment” as trade declines and growth slows.
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Faster Internet at an affordable price – that is what many Streamyx users have been asking of their service provider Telekom Malaysia (TM), and to show that it listens, the company launched two new broadband plans to fulfill their needs.
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HONG KONG: Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub.HONG KONG: Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan has warned the Asian financial hub is entering "a very difficult economic environment” as trade declines and growth slows.
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Hong Kong’s protests are hitting its economy, the city’s leader Carrie Lam said on Friday, echoing warnings from business leaders including powerful local property developers, as about 1,000 mostl...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The ringgit is expected to remain on a downtrend next week, in line with most Asian currencies as the US-China trade tension is likely to further dampen risk assets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The spike in dengue cases reported mostly in the Western Pacific and Asian region is alarming, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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NEW YORK: Signs of further escalation of the U.S.-China trade war and weak UK economic data weighed on global markets on Friday, capping a volatile week that has pushedgold to its highest level in six years.