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SHANGHAI: China's new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown technology firms started trading on Monday, with most of the stocks surging in their debut.
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The far northwestern region of Xinjiang is an “inseparable” part of China despite efforts by extremists to distort history and facts in a bid to split the country, the Chinese government said in a...
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Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many s...
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BEIJING, July 21 — Some Chinese companies are seeking new purchases of US agricultural products, China’s official Xinhua news agency said today, citing authorities, as Beijing and Washington look ...
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SINGAPORE, July 21 — A plunge in exports and the worst growth rates for a decade have fuelled concerns about the outlook for Singapore's economy, with analysts saying the figures offer a warning tha...
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BEIJING, July 21 — China lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector yesterday, as the world's second largest economy fights slowing growth at home and a damaging trade wa...
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BEIJING: China said it will take targeted measures to cope with rising risks and challenges facing the nation’s finance sector amid slowing economic growth and trade tensions with the U.S.
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REVIEW: With the US corporate earnings season picking up pace, the domestic equity market has had a hard time holding on to the bullish sentiment.
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From left, Jaujan, Tangau, Yang, Lin, Shafie, Juhar, Norlidah, Shuryani, Liew, Liang and others in a group photo with the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra at the end of the concert.
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WASHINGTON, July 20 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had a very good talk with his Chinese counterpart, amid signals from China that officials coul...
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NEW DELHI, July 19 — The World Bank said today it had withdrawn US$300 million (RM1.2 billion) of funding for a new capital in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after the central government d...
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BEIJING, July 19 ― Pork prices have been sent soaring and herds devastated as African swine fever tears through China's massive pig-farming industry, forcing the country to ramp up imports to satisf...
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SINGAPORE: Oil snapped four days of losses after an American warship downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking concerns crude flows from the Middle East may be disrupted.
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A group of school children visit Tsinghua University campus in Beijing.
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The worldwide non-military drone market, dominated by manufacturers in China, will triple in size to US$14.3bil (RM58.80bil) in sales over the next decade, a study released on July 17 said, even as US officials warn of national security risks.
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LONDON, July 19 ― European stocks ended lower yesterday, as earnings worries ran high after poor results from software firm SAP sank technology shares, although hopes of looser monetary policy from ...
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BEIJING: A key gauge of China’s debt has topped 300% of gross domestic product, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF), as Beijing steps up support for the cooling economy while trying to contain financial risks.
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BEIJING: Lufax, one of China’s largest online wealth management platforms that is backed by financial giant Ping An Insurance, plans to exit its once-core peer-to-peer lending (P2P) business, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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TAIPEI: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) projected current-quarter revenue ahead of estimates, as the Apple Inc supplier shrugs off a smartphone slump and US sanctions on Huawei Technologies Co to ride demand for cutting-edge chips.
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WASHINGTON, July 19 ― US and Chinese officials spoke by telephone yesterday as the world's two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesti...
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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on July 18 it was proposing to relaunch its Hitch carpooling service with added safety features, almost a year after suspending the service following the murder of a female passenger by her Didi driver.
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Kuaishou took China’s internet community by storm with its 15-second videos.
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Chinese consumers are spoiled with apps for just about everything they need to do in daily life – and that now includes sorting trash.
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Alipay’s mini program has indexed more than 4,000 different types of waste and has assisted more than three million people since its beta test phase.
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Among dozens of smart speaker vendors that have emerged in China, Baidu currently leads the pack with 3.3 million units shipped in the first quarter.
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The Tencent-backed startup plans support to about 1 million video game broadcasters on its platform. Kuaishou estimates it has 35 million daily active users on its Twitch-like service, more than those on rivals Huya and DouYu.
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BEIJING: A key gauge of China's debt has topped 300% of gross domestic product, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF), as Beijing steps up support for the cooling economy while trying to contain financial risks.
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TOKYO (July 18): Asian shares wobbled in early Thursday trading as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, helping to underpin solid dema...
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TOKYO, July 18 — Asian shares wobbled in early trading today as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the US-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, helping to underpin solid demand ...
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WASHINGTON, July 18 — US officials hope China will reverse its decision to backtrack on commitments it made in the effort to settle the ongoing trade conflict, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said ye...
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LONDON, July 17 — Rising concerns about a no-deal Brexit hit the pound once more today, while stock markets retreated amid renewed trade war worries and uncertainty over the outlook for US interest ...
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NEW YORK, July 17 — Worries about the balance of monetary policy and growth kept US stock futures flat today, subduing the impact of solid results from Bank of America and a boost for chipmakers fro...
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Lei Jun, the founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, will soon have a third listed company under his belt after his office software firm Beijing Kingsoft Office Software moved a step closer to tra...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, said Internatio...
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AT Baidu’s annual Create AI Developer Conference in Beijing last Tuesday, co-founder and CEO Robin Li was delivering his opening address, talking about driverless cars when a young man burst onto th...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, said ...
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The US-China trade war is good news for ecommerce startup Zilingo.
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As Hong Kong’s protesters extend their fight beyond the skyscraper-filled city to social media, companies are suddenly finding themselves very much involved.
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Google’s chief executive officer told US Senator Mark Warner that the company has ended some partnerships in China, the lawmaker said July 16 on Bloomberg Television.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is capable of exceeding the RM1 trillion total exports target this year, boosted by strong collaboration between various government agencies and private sectors, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Putrajaya is willing to discuss with Beijing the Malaysian government’s forfeiture of RM1 billion from a state-linked Chinese pipeline firm, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said to...
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PARLIAMENT | Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today expressed his puzzlement that the previous BN administration paid over 80 percent of the total value for two pipeline projects, despite construction on...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Malaysia’s forfeiture of RM1.1 billion belonging to a Chinese pipeline firm is not indicative of Putrajaya’s stance on Beijing, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (PH-Bagan) e...
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NEW YORK, July 17 — Three big US banks reported strong earnings yesterday even as warning signs emerged that the playing field is beginning to tilt against the financial industry.
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PETALING JAYA, July 17 — Beijing believes its two multi billion-dollar gas pipeline projects in Malaysia being built by a state-owned Chinese company can be resolved through “friendly consultation...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — President Donald Trump said today he wants his administration to “take a look” into whether Google has been working with the Chinese government — an allegation swiftly de...
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BEIJING: Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the US electri...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Kuala Lumpur has dropped three spots to emerge at 44th place in a top 50 global list of Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities), or cities that are able to foster growth of its...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended down on Tuesday as investors fretted over slower growth in China and the corporate earnings in the US to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy.
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BEIJING, July 16 — China today rebuffed a suggestion from US President Donald Trump that Beijing needs a trade deal with the United States because its economy was slowing, saying this was “totally...
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The China government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with United States firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday, declining to give details of the sanctions i...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — Top US and Chinese trade negotiators are due to speak by telephone in the coming days, but no face-to-face talks have been scheduled yet, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin s...
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BEIJING: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure.
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SINGAPORE: Private bankers are being flooded with inquiries from investors in Hong Kong who are worried about the long term effects of the political crisis in the Chinese city.
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MILAN, July 15 — China’s Huawei Technologies said it would invest US$3.1 billion in Italy over the next three years, as the Chinese telecoms giant called on Rome to ensure the “transparent, effi...
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PARIS, July 15 — A row over taxing tech giants is set to dominate a meeting of G7 finance ministers near Paris this week, with the world’s leading industrialised nations already riven by disruptiv...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Late fund buying of Tenaga Nasional pushed the FBM KLCI into the positive zone on Monday while key Asian markets climbed following encouraging economic data from China.
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BEIJING, July 15 — China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said today, declining to give details of the san...
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SYDNEY, July 15 — Asian shares advanced today as investors breathed a sigh of relief after encouraging Chinese data suggested the world’s second-biggest economy may be starting to stabilise thanks...
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Key events and data that will be closely watched this week include China’s second-quarter economic growth (July 15) and the Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers’ meeting in Chantilly, France (Jul...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): The FBM KLCI shed 0.11% at the midday break today, dragged by losses including at Hartalega Holdings Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI partially retraced losses after the release of China's GDP data, which showed slowing but stabilising economic growth.
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China’s bike-sharing craze may have cooled considerably, but Hellobike has no plans of letting up as its competitors struggle.
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China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the weakest in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered as the United States ratcheted up tra...
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BEIJING, July 15 — China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter from a year earlier, the weakest in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered as the United States ra...
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BEIJING, July 15 — China’s industrial output grew 6.3% in June from a year earlier, official data showed today, picking up from May’s 17-year low and handily beating market expectations.
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BEIJING: China's economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter from a year earlier, the weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered amid an escalating trade war with the United States.
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Durian lovers in China can now order Malaysia’s popular Musang King durians from Alibaba’s Hema Fresh stores.
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BEIJING, July 15 — China is expected to report today that economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in at least 27 years in the second quarter, reinforcing the case for more stimulus as a bruising ...
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SINGAPORE, July 15 — Growth in export-reliant Singapore suffered a surprise sharp contraction in the second quarter, official data showed Friday, sending a stark warning that US-China trade tensions...
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PETALING JAYA: Following Malaysia’s inaugural export of homegrown frozen whole durian to China on June 17, its ambassador Bai Tian tried his hand at making his first purchase of the thorny fruit at an online-offline supermarket in Beijing Sunday (July 14).
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BEIJING: China has come up with measures to make it easier to do business in the world's second largest economy, from nurturing private enterprises to widening market access, as economic growth slows amid a protracted trade war with the United States.
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Thousands rallied in Hong Kong for a second day on Sunday, in an area popular with mainland Chinese shoppers, as deep-seated anger and frustration at the government's handling of an extradition bill r...
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XISHUANGBANNA (China), July 13 — A bus came to a halt amid a tropical rainforest not far from China’s border with Myanmar, dropping off about 30 investors on a property tour, some with children in...
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JEMPOL (July 12): Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun says dialogues and forums with industry players in Beijing recently gave him the opportunity to promote the Malaysia Vision V...
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WASHINGTON, July 17 — US officials will travel to China in the “very near future” to resume trade negotiations that collapsed in May, a White House official said today.
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BEIJING: China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for aut...
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JEMPOL (July 12): A forum and dialogue with 36 industries in Beijing held during the official visit by the Deputy Prime Minister to China recently have given the opportunity for the country to promote...
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday for a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from “oversea...
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from "overseas f...
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BEIJING, July 12 — China’s exports in June fell 1.3 per cent from a year earlier, customs data showed today, but the drop was less than expected amid mounting pressure from US tariffs.
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In a packed ballroom in Beijing’s national convention centre, the executive from a major technology company laid out ambitious plans for the future of artificial intelligence in China. He explained how customised semiconductors would help power everything from autonomous cars to voice-activated industrial machines.
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JEMPOL (July 12): A forum and dialogue with 36 industries in Beijing held during the official visit by the Deputy Prime Minister to China recently have given the opportunity for the country to promote...
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BEIJING: Malaysia can use the expertise and technology of China to help children with special needs, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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BEIJING: The unmistakable signal from US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell that a rate cut is imminent hands China more room to manoeuvre in easing its own monetary policy. The question is on which tool to use.
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HONG KONG: Tencent Holdings Ltd is pressing China’s top smartphone vendors and app stores to boost the cut of revenue it gets from games sold through their platforms, people familiar with the matter said, stepping up efforts to claw back profits as its business slows.
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Wan Azizah Wan shares a light moment with puplis during her visits to the Children Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation and Research Centre.
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump today accused China of backsliding on promises to increase purchases of American farm exports.
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BEIJING (July 11): A Chinese property tycoon was formally arrested yesterday for alleged child molestation.
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BEIJING: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s four-day official visit to China has met its objective to further enhance bilateral ties and understanding between Malaysia and C...
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JAKARTA, July 11 — Indonesia plans to build a 7km bridge to connect two islands in the Malacca Strait, close to Singapore, as part of efforts to develop industry and tourism in the area, the governm...
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BEIJING, July 11 — China and the United States can find a way to resolve their trade dispute if each other’s concerns are taken into consideration, the commerce ministry said today.
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BEIJING: China and the United States can find a way to resolve their trade dispute if each other's concerns are taken into consideration, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.
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Global venture capital firm GGV Capital is targeting new business opportunities in India and countries across Southeast Asia, as the trade dispute between China and the US continues to rattle investor...
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Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is exploiting artificial intelligence to help drive online consumption in smaller cities and among female users to help compensate for slowing growth in China’s ecomme...
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Passers-by watch as would-be victim runs alongside truck, throws herself under its wheels to feign being knocked off her bicycle. Police say woman had had a business dispute with driver of vehicle and wanted revenge.
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LONDON: The dollar fell to a five-day low on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the door open for U.S. interest rate cuts, though investors were wary of selling dollars aggressively until a policy review later this month.
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BEIJING: Malaysia is planning to work with China in developing programmes for children with hearing and speech impairment.
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump's advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 e...