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It was 1997, and the Asian financial crisis was in full swing.
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SilverPush, a Singapore-based AI marketing platform, has secured US$5 million in a series B funding round led by global marketing tech firm FreakOut. The company will use the new capital to bankroll ...
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Singapore-based medtech startup See-Mode Technologies received US$1 million seed financing in a round led by Cocoon Capital, with participation from SGInnovate and Australia-based Blackbird Ventures.
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SILVERPUSH, the Singapore based marketing technology platform, on Feb 19 announced that it raised US$5 million (RM20.39 million) in Series B funding led by FreakOut Holdings, Inc, a global marketing t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Singaporean arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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PETALING JAYA: If you are a couch potato, the name Ammetta Malhotra Bergin is unlikely to ring any bells.
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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, 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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SEMENYIH, Feb 17 — The Election Commission (EC) today issued 234 postal ballot papers for the Semenyih state by-election, said its chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.
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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak today questioned why the Pakatan Harapan government had yet to reopen investigations into several high-profile murders he is continually linked to by his political foe...
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Konnectivity, a company jointly owned by Keppel Corporation and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has announced that its voluntary conditional general offer for M1 Limited is now unconditional, as Konne...
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Australia-based rewards startup OpenSparkz has secured A$1.5 million (US$1.06 million) in a second seed funding round, which was led Singapore-based private investor Louise Daley, deputy chief of Acc...
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has agreed to give permission for the Kinrara Oval cricket ground to remain in its original site near Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, following months of uncertainty over the fate ...
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KOTA KINABALU: An economist has warned that Sabah needs to shift its focus from a resource extraction economy to a more sustainable manufacturing and agriculture-based economy or suffer the consequenc...
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COMMENT | If degrees do not matter much, then perhaps we should judge people solely on their ampu-bodek (currying favour) qualities.
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Acer officially held a press conference for its Predator League tournament here in Bangkok, Thailand.
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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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THE continuity of mass rapid transit projects is vital for Gamuda Bhd to retain its highly skilled workforce who are trained to operate tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in difficult and complex undergrou...
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PETALING JAYA: The hold-up in abolishing the mandatory death sentence is delaying justice in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, says a group campaigning against the death penalty.
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PETALING JAYA: A group campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty says doing away with the punishment would help bring to justice those responsible in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.
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LETTER | Madpet (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) is saddened by the delay in the abolition of the death penalty, which would also most likely delay justice in the case of Altantuya Shaar...
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SYDNEY: Australia’s AMP Ltd on Thursday said client withdrawals from its flagship wealth management showed no sign of abating and warned that legal and compliance costs would hit 2019 earnings, as it tries to recover from a year of scandal.
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Source: By Clyde Russell, Reuters (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) LAUNCESTON, Australia (Feb 13): Asia's oil refiners are increasingly finding themselve...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Bhd (MHB) slipped into a net loss of RM25.22 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18), against a net profit of RM...
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry is considering introducing plain packaging for cigarettes, similar to the practice in countries like Australia, Thailand and soon, neighbouring Singapore, more than ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): New developments and international confidence in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project will soon see people forgetting about its association with 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1M...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — New developments and international confidence in the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project will soon see people forgetting about its association with 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MD...
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PETALING JAYA: Too many cars.
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MyCash Online is a marketplace designed to help the massive swaths of migrants in Malaysia and Singapore that do not have access to online banking or credit cards.
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A Swiss court has ordered the Ottawa-based real estate group Sakto Corporation and its owners, Malaysian-Canadian entrepreneur Jamilah Taib Murray and her husband Sean Murray, to pay 166,000 Swiss fra...
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At least 152 Catholic priests in Mexico have been suspended in the past nine years for sexual abuse against minors, Mexico’s Archbishop for Monterrey said, prompting a lawyer for alleged victims of ...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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PETALING JAYA • Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is considering filing defamatory suits against those who continue to query his education credentials.
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ALSID, which provides a proactive solution to anticipate cyber-attacks on Active Directory infrastructures, announces the opening of its regional head office in Hong Kong, as well as a technical deliv...
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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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LANGKAWI: A total of 31 nations have confirmed their participation in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (Lima ’19) to be held from March 26 to 30.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today allowed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to obtain his passport temporarily in order to visit his chi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The High Court here today allowed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (pictured) to obtain his passport temporarily in or...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The High Court here today allowed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to obtain his passport temporarily, in order to vis...
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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today allowed an application by former Federal Territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to obtain his passport temporarily in order to visit his children in Austr...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has allowed the application by former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor for temporary access to his passport to visit his children in Australia ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The High Court here today allowed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to obtain his passport temporarily in order to vi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is considering legal action against individuals who continue to make defamatory statements regarding his education credentials, including media outlets who ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): Globaltec Formation Bhd’s Australia-listed unit NuEnergy Gas Ltd has signed a gross split production sharing contract (PSC) for its Muralim PSC with the Indonesian Ministry of...
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SYDNEY (Feb 11): Australia's most populous state said Sunday it would embark on the "biggest overhaul of building laws" in its history, months after residents were evacuated from a recently completed ...
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SYDNEY, Feb 11 — The head of Australia’s competition watchdog warned today that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future of independent journal...
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The head of Australia’s competition watchdog warned Feb 11 that tough new regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook was needed to protect the future of independent journalism.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's qualification in accounting is the latest to come under scrutiny following a series of alleged false education cr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): AmBank Research expects the ringgit (MYR) to trade between its support level of 4.0486 and 4.0589 while the resistance is pinned at 4.0749 and 4.0850.
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LONDON, Feb 11 — Britain and Switzerland will sign an agreement today to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit, the British trade department said, protecting a trade relationship worth...
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Russia is ready to engage in talks with the Netherlands about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Grushko was quoted as saying on Friday.
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KUCHING: Sarawak hopes to get the famous Niah Caves in the state listed as a Unesco world heritage site in less than five years.
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MOSCOW, Feb 8 — Russia is ready to engage in talks with the Netherlands about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Grushko was quoted as saying toda...
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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 7): While the FBM KLCI saw muted trading activities during the first half of the session today, the benchmark index picked up in the latter part and ended up gaining 0.58% amid light...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7): AmBank Research expects the ringgit (MYR) to trade between its support level of 4.0826 and 4.0893 while the resistance is pinned at 4.1008 and 4.1107.
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SYDNEY, Feb 7 — National Australia Bank today said its chief executive and chairman would resign after blistering criticism from the head of a major inquiry into financial-sector misconduct.
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SYDNEY: National Australia Bank on Thursday said its chief executive and chairman would resign after blistering criticism from the head of a major inquiry into financial-sector misconduct.
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PC gaming platform Steam is to stream its annual user-voted Steam Awards announcements on Feb 8.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 ― Bursa Malaysia stayed positive at mid-morning, supported by buying interest in most heavyweights, mid-sized and small capitalisation-linked counters, dealers said.
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SINGAPORE: Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday it formally canceled a longstanding order for eight Airbus SE A380 superjumbo jets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7): AmBank Research expects the ringgit (MYR) to trade between its support level of 4.0826 and 4.0893 while the resistance is pinned at 4.1008 and 4.1107.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.
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TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA (Feb 6): Weary residents in Australia's flood-hit northeast returned home Wednesday to begin a massive clean-up after almost two weeks of heavy rain, as the wild weather moved so...
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The Ministry of Education (MOE) has confirmed that no Malaysian student has been affected by the devastating floods in northern Queensland, Australia.
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SYDNEY, Feb 6 — Australia’s largest financial firm Commonwealth Bank yesterday said profits fell six per cent in the last six months of 2018 amid a “challenging environment” for the business.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — The Ministry of Education has confirmed that no Malaysian students are affected by the devastating floods in northern Queensland, Australia.
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JOHOR BARU: There have been no reports thus far of Malaysian students affected by floods in the coastal city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 5 — There have been no reports thus far of Malaysian students affected by floods in the coastal city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 5): Fifty Malaysians, who are currently in the flood-ravaged coastal city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia are reported to be safe.
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SYDNEY, Feb 5 — Australia’s central bank cut its economic growth forecasts and kept interest rates at a record low today, as house prices in major cities slumped and consumer spending weakened.
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SYDNEY: Australia's central bank warned of risks to growth on Tuesday but wrongfooted rate bears by steering clear from an explicit easing signal, even as data showed shoppers slashed spending during Christmas in another sign of cooling economic momentum.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Fifty Malaysians, who are affected by the floods in the coastal city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia, are reported to be safe.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 — Fifty Malaysians, who are currently in the flood-ravaged coastal city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia are reported to be safe.
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SYDNEY: Australia’s financial industry faces tougher regulation and more scrutiny of pay and culture after the government accepted key recommendations from a yearlong inquiry into decades of scandals and misconduct.
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SYDNEY: The inquiry into misconduct in Australia’s finance industry released its final report in Canberra on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4): AmBank Research expects the ringgit (MYR) to trade between our resistance level of 4.1029 - 4.1098 and support level of 4.0857 - 4.0904.
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SUBANG JAYA • There is an increasing trend of Malaysians being used to transport drugs, with some of them taking up the roles voluntarily to get cash, said the country's top narcotics chief.
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SUBANG JAYA - There is an increasing trend of Malaysians being used to transport drugs, with some of them taking up the roles voluntarily to get cash, said the country's top narcotics chief.
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SUBANG JAYA, Feb 3 — Federal narcotics police today revealed that there has been an increase in Malaysians taking up roles as drug mules with global narcotics syndicates.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 — The Passenger Service Charge (PSC) is not set, fixed or controlled by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) or Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB), a wholly owned sub...
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SYDNEY, Feb 3 — A major shake-up of Australia’s massively profitable banking sector is on the cards as a landmark inquiry into abuses in the financial services industry releases its final report t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: While the Federal Territory (FT) of Kuala Lumpur (KL) has become a booming metropolis since its establishment over four decades ago, its residents still need a quality of life that is in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1): While the Federal Territory (FT) of Kuala  Lumpur (KL) has become a booming metropolis since its establishment over four decades ago, its residents still need a quality of life ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1): Malaysia Airlines Bhd will provide interline onward flights under a partnership with Germany-based airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH to help the latter's Asia expansion.
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KOTA KINABALU: Police are worried over the rise in cases of airline staff from Malaysia being caught abroad for smuggling drugs, said Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief Mohma...
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FOLLOWING the decline in the share prices of Genting Malaysia Bhd and its parent company, Genting Bhd, investors are seeing value in the counters.
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IT has been nine months since Genting Hong Kong Ltd, which operates Genting Cruise Lines, was delisted from the Singapore Exchange in April last year to focus on a single primary listing on Hong Kong ...
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Another electric scooter sharing service is now available in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 30): Malaysia's exports expanded 4.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM83.27 billion in December on higher demand for its electrical and electric (E&E) products, chemicals and chemical prod...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following criticism that it had received funding from the tobacco industry, think tank IDEAS said today it has decided against accepting funds from that industry in future.
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SYDNEY/SHAH ALAM • Australia's TPG Telecom said yesterday that it has abandoned building its mobile telephone network because it relied on Huawei Technologies equipment that has been banned by Austr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): The High Court here today dismissed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to set aside the order for him to surrender his...
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Huawei Technologies Ltd is reportedly the biggest supplier of network switching gear used by phone and Internet companies. It has spent a decade battling US accusations it is a front for Chinese spying or poses other security risks.
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More than half of the chapters contained in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations have been finalised, International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking said today...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): The FBM KLCI was down 0.42% at mid-morning today, in line with the falter at the regional markets.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares faltered on Tuesday and the dollar hovered near two-week lows as prospects for a Sino-U.S. trade deal was dealt a blow after the United States charged Chinese telecom firm Huawei with bank fraud and for conspiring to steal trade secrets.