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CHONGQING, June 19 — In many Chinese cities, government restrictions have cooled formerly feverish property markets, but in the southwestern city of Chongqing, construction is booming and sales soar...
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TAIPEI: Apple Inc. has asked its largest suppliers to consider the feasibility of shifting 15% to 30% of its output from China to Southeast Asia in a dramatic shake-up of its production chain, the Nikkei reported.
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SHANGHAI: China stocks closed higher on Wednesday as Washington and Beijing looked to rekindle trade talks and confirmed that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would meet later this month at the G20 summit.
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US to become biggest gaming market in 2019, driven by console sales growth.
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LETTER | The appointment of Lee Chong Wei as the chef-de-mission to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was a just reward for one of Malaysia’s most successful athletes.
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China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant, a panel of lawyers and experts said on Monday as they invited further investigations into a pot...
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China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said on Tuesday in a new report that call...
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BEIJING: Tesla Inc. is revamping its organization in Asia to put more focus on China as the company prepares to start manufacturing in the world’s largest electric-car market, people familiar with t...
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Magic Leap Inc, a US startup that makes a headset to project digital objects onto the real world, accused one of its former engineers of stealing its technology to create his own augmented reality device for China.
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WASHINGTON, June 19 — China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure drive could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank said yesterday in...
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BEIJING, June 19 ― Smartphones are a product with which China has demonstrated not only its manufacturing prowess, but its ambitions to become a cutting-edge technology developer thanks to the rise ...
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YOURSAY | 'Human rights are a concern of all of us.' M'sians dressed in black gather in solidarity with HK protesters Rick Teo: Why are these 50 or so Malaysians showing solidarity for a cause they do...
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WASHINGTON, June 19 — US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping said yesterday they plan to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, raising hopes for a truce in an increasingly d...
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BEIJING, June 19 — China will suspend pork imports from Canada’s Frigo Royal after traces of a banned feed additive were found in its shipments, state media said yesterday, amid a diplomatic row b...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam (above) apologised again today and said she had heard the people "loud and clear" after some of the most violent protests in the Chinese-ruled city against an extradition b...
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Former Facebook executive Blake Chandlee has been named the head of strategic partnerships at TikTok.
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s top trade envoy will be in the congressional hot seat for two days this week, giving lawmakers the chance to grill him about the prospects for a deal with China, as well as various punitive measures threatened by his boss.
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BEIJING: Investors are piling into China’s consumer sector amid speculation company earnings will be sheltered from the economic fallout of the trade war with the US.
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BEIJING: New home prices in China rose at their fastest pace in five months in May, complicating government efforts to keep frothy housing markets under control as it rolls out more stimulus for the slowing economy.
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TOKYO, June 18 — Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks today, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply conc...
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BEIJING: China's new home prices rose 0.7% month-on-month in May, picking up the pace slightly from a 0.6% gain the previous month, Reuters calculated from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data published on Tuesday.
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TOKYO: Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks on Tuesday, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply concerns stemming from recent Middle East tensions.
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PUTRAJAYA: About 1,000 tonnes of Malaysia’s frozen whole durian is expected to enter the Chinese market every month, says Agriculture and Agro-based Minis­ter Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the US government imposes tariffs on another US$300 billion (RM1.25 trillion) worth of Chinese imports — b...
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Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing player, has opened its platform to rival companies, allowing users to hail a car from third-party service providers, as the battle to build the biggest and...
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Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-back...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 17 — The Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry expects about 1,000 metric tonnes of Malaysia’s frozen whole durian to enter the Chinese market every month.
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Chengdu, capital of southwest Sichuan province, has been used to trial a pilot project since late May.
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In 'The Legend Of Mir', warriors and sorcerers battle creatures from an ancient universe. Now, WeMade Co’s long-time videogame hit is at the centre of a string of legal battles that could serve as a rallying cry for foreign companies harbouring grievances against Chinese rivals.
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BEIJING, June 17 — Military equipment firms in the United States will likely have their supply of Chinese rare earths restricted, the Global Times said today, after China’s state economic planner ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has called on China to put more effort into understanding its smaller Southeast Asian neighbours, saying it must dispel the perception of a “bully” as portrayed by the Unite...
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JERUSALEM: Intel Corp. is reviewing its global supply chain amid the growing trade war between the U.S. and China, Chief Executive Officer Bob Swan said.
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A LUGGAGE full of rice was what I brought back to Malaysia during a trip home late last year.
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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong (above) walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the ci...
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More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations’ top human rights body to investigate Beijing’s deadly crackdown ...
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WASHINGTON, June 17 — Washington is planning another tidal wave of tariffs on Chinese imports that represent a worst-case scenario for markets and major industries on both sides of the Pacific.
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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is preparing for a 40% to 60% decline in international smartphone shipments, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.
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NEW YORK, June 17 — Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is preparing for a 40% to 60% decline in international smartphone shipments, Bloomberg reported yesterday.
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SHANGHAI: AirAsia Bhd and other regional budget airlines will face a new powerful competitor when China Eastern Airlines Company Ltd, one of the world’s Top 10 airline groups, expands its budget air travel to the Asian region outside China.
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SHANGHAI, June 16 — The United States has underestimated the Chinese people’s will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared for a long economic battle, an influential Chinese Communist Party j...
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China and the United Nations have reached a “broad consensus” about counter-terror work, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior UN official to the restiv...
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Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests...
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I have seen many videos about the current situation in Hong Kong.
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With an escalating US trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extrad...
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PETALING JAYA: For father-to-be Syukri Azmi, he is going through a wide range of emotions.
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BEIJING, June 15 — Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remar...
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WASHINGTON, June 15 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday “it doesn't matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month in the Japanese city of Osaka, pre...
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WASHINGTON, June 15 ― The US Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from US retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan t...
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LONDON/BENGALURU: Broadcom Inc sent a shockwave through the global chipmaking industry on Friday with its forecast that U.S.-China trade tensions and the ban on doing business with Huawei Technologies would knock US$2 billion off the company's sales this year.
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WASHINGTON: The U.S. Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan to hit another $300 billion (£238 billion) worth of Chinese goods with tariffs
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks ended nominally lower on Friday as investors awaited next week's Federal Reserve meeting for signs of imminent easing, while the U.S.-Iran confrontation in the Gulf of Oman added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher.
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BEIJING, June 14 ― Huawei has revealed that the launch of the folding Mate X ― which was originally supposed to happen this month ― won't take place until September.
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — US President Donald Trump said today “it doesn’t matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month, predicting a trade deal with Beijin...
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BEIJING, June 14 — China’s property investment growth cooled in May and sales saw their biggest decline since October 2017, suggesting the frothy housing market may not be able to cushion the effe...
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LETTER | We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the high-handed approach by the Hong Kong government in dealing with the recent mass protests against the proposed extradition bi...
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BEIJING, June 14 — China’s industrial output growth unexpectedly slowed to a more than 17-year low in May, while investment also cooled, in the latest sign of weakening demand in the world’s sec...
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BEIJING, June 14 — China’s real estate investment rose 11.2% in the first five months of the year in annual terms, slowing from 11.9% in the January-April period, official data showed today.
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HONG KONG, June 14 — Shares in firms linked to Chinese online retail titan Alibaba were mixed today a day after rallying on a report it had filed for a Hong Kong listing that could be the city’s b...
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Haitong International Securities Group has cut all business ties with UBS Group AG after the "Chinese pig" comment by the Swiss bank's global chief economist, two sources at Haitong told Reuters on Friday.
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Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene.
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BEIJING, June 14 — China said today that it was raising anti-dumping duties on certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes used at utilities and imported from the United States and the European Uni...
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NEW YORK, June 13 — The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said today the messaging service experienced a “state actor-sized” cyber attack and pointed to China as it...
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WASHINGTON, June 13 — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, which could add to concerns that the labour market was losing steam after job...
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Alphabet Inc’s Google is moving some production of Nest thermostats and server hardware out of China, avoiding punitive US tariffs and an increasingly hostile government in Beijing, according to people familiar with the matter.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has sought assistance from China to find the best investors to help develop major infrastructure in the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today said that the national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s (DCLW) biggest success is uniting all Malaysians through the sport.
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SHANGHAI, June 13 — Chinese regulators should step up support for the economy and keep ample liquidity in the financial system, Vice-Premier Liu He said today, suggesting Beijing would soon unveil m...
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The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on June 12 the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized" cyberattack and pointed to China as its likely country of origin.
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BEIJING, June 13 — China’s commerce ministry said today Beijing will not yield to any “maximum pressure” from Washington, and any attempt by the United States to force China into accepting a t...
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BEIJING, June 13 — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing, according to one source familiar with the matter.
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SHANGHAI: China on Thursday officially launched Shanghai's Nasdaq-style tech board, with the country's top securities regulator cautioning that the hotly-anticipated STAR Market will face various challenges initially.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has confirmed his retirement from the sport.
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SHANGHAI, June 13 — Chinese regulators should step up support for the economy and keep ample liquidity in the financial system, Vice Premier Liu He said today, suggesting Beijing would soon unveil m...
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BEIJING, June 13 ― DJI, a Chinese company specialising in drones, has created a robot which teaches coding to young and old.
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HONG KONG, June 13 — Asian markets fell again today with Hong Kong suffering a second straight day of heavy losses as investors fret over the impact of protests in the city and plans to introduce a ...
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BERLIN, June 13 — Germany has raised some €6.5 billion (RM30.5 billion) from the sale of 5G frequencies to telecoms firms, the Federal Network Agency, said yesterday, announcing the result of a th...
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NEW YORK: Wall Street ended down slightly on Wednesday, with bank stocks declining as prospects of a U.S. interest rate cut rose and energy shares tumbling along with oil prices.
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PETALING JAYA • After 19 years of glorious service for Malaysia, badminton icon Lee Chong Wei looks set to hang up his racket.
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KUALA LUMPUR: All the speculation on national badminton ace Lee Chong Wei’s imminent retirement is set to be answered tomorrow.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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China launched a new campaign to clean up its Internet, state media said, amid a fresh wave of apparent censorship by Beijing blocking more foreign media websites and shutting down domestic accounts on social media.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI finished 0.46 point or 0.03% lower today at 1,650.74 amid persisting US-China trade war concerns and as mass protests in Hong Kong dented markets.
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HONG KONG, June 12 — Asian markets fell today after two days of healthy gains, with Hong Kong the worst performer — sinking two per cent as a huge anti-government protest paralysed key roads in th...
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FOR weeks now, the tech world has been entranced by the unravelling saga of China’s telecommunications equipment behemoth Huawei Technologies.
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BEIJING, June 12 — China’s outstanding total social financing (TSF) was 211.06 trillion yuan (RM126.93 trillion) at the end of May, up 10.6 per cent from a year earlier, the central bank said toda...
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An Alibaba employee introducing the company's Tmall Genie at a press conference in Beijing on July 5, 2017.
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SEOUL/TOKYO: South Korea's exposure to a stressed global manufacturing supply chain has knocked its currency - Asia's most risk sensitive - to over two-year lows as investors use it as a proxy to bet on the economic costs of a protracted US-China trade war.
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets were in a defensive crouch on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on trade talks with China, while a looming reading on U.S. inflation could scramble the odds for an early cut in interest rates there.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI shed 5.46 points in the morning session to 1,645.74 as as Asian markets retreated on US President Donald Trump's hard line on trade negotiations with China.
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BEIJING, June 12 — Inflation in China rose to its highest level in more than a year in May driven by surges in pork and fruit prices caused by the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather, offic...
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SHANGHAI, June 12 — It might be the most low-tech item at a Shanghai consumer electronics fair, but a bash-able Donald Trump is eliciting perhaps the most physical reaction from visitors amid his te...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI pared some of its losses at mid-morning today but remained lacklustre in line with the cautious regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI fell 0.48% in early trade this morning against the backdrop of mixed regional markets, dragged by index-linked blue chips.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Bursa Malaysia opened lower in consolidation mode, taking the cue from weaker performance on Wall Street, which snapped its longest winning streak in two months.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips extended their decline for the second day as key Asian markets were cautious about the rising US-China trade war tensions while HPMT, which was listed on the Main Market, was the most active.
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SYDNEY, June 12 — Asian share markets got off to a cautious start today as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of econom...
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TOKYO: Japan's machinery orders unexpectedly rose for a third straight month in April, in a sign business investment is holding up even as an intensifying Sino-U.S. trade war and global slowdown pile pressure on the country's export sector.
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant.