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MALAYSIA is still in the very early stage of e-wallet adoption, says Poshu Yeung, the vice president of Tencent International Business Group, the developers of the WeChat social media and mobile payme...
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STRASBOURG, March 26 — EU nations will be required to share data on 5G cybersecurity risks and produce measures to tackle them by the end of the year, the European Commission said today, shunning US...
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WASHINGTON, March 26 — US consumer confidence retreated sharply in March, confounding expectations that the rebound in the prior month would continue, according to a private survey released today.
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The automotive world is shifting at an incredibly rapid pace.
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LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has downplayed the need to purchase new fighter jets to replace the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s ageing fleet of Russian-made aircraft.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 26): The FBM KLCI closed marginally higher today although investors continued to be jittery after the US yield curve inverted last Friday for the first time since 2007.
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was a drop in the number of unemployed youths – from 309,700 (11.5%) in 2017’s fourth quarter to 293,700 (10.5%) in last year’s fourth quarter – the Dewan Rakyat was told t...
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LANGKAWI, March 26 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today clarified that his previous remarks that the government could retaliate by buying fighter jets from China if the European Union (EU)...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 26): VS Industry Bhd saw its net profit decline 14% to RM37.94 million for the second quarter ended Jan 31, 2019 (2QFY19), from RM44.24 million a year earlier.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Utilising the cashless system in the country can reduce corruption, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix).
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PARIS, March 26 — Airbus shares rose today after the European planemaker won a deal worth tens of billions of dollars to sell 300 aircraft to China.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 26): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the application of a cashless system in Malaysia could potentially reduce the possibility of corruption.
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China lags far behind the US in producing genuine high-tech unicorns in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotech as it is still paying catch-up in scientific research, according to financial ser...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Ahead of the Huawei P30 series reveal, Huawei Malaysia has just confirmed one of its freebies for early bird customers in Malaysia.
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TOKYO, March 26 — Asian shares drifted higher today after two days of losses as US 10-year Treasury yields edged up, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed the odds of whether the U.S. ...
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BEIJING: China’s economy will flirt with deflation this year, with producer prices likely contracting in the second half, according to economists.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 26): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the application of a cashless system in Malaysia could potentially reduce the possibility of corruption.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Utilising the cashless system in the country can reduce corruption, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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LANGKAWI, March 26 — Amid the kick-off of the 5th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA), International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking indica...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Umno has successfully taught PAS and Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang how to demonise DAP among the Malays, said Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) Datuk Mahfuz Omar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Malaysia’s institutional and fiscal reforms based on the principles of competency, accountability and transparency are already bearing fruit, said Finance Minister Lim Gua...
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LOS ANGELES: Evelozcity, the US electric vehicle startup, has changed its name to Canoo and said on Monday that it will offer a range of EVs to private and commercial customers by subscription only.
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Joining Malaysia’s increasingly crowded e-wallet scene was WeChat Pay, launched here in August last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — As expected, Apple announced a whole slew of services.
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 — After eight years of pre-recorded Nintendo Direct updates, both Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox are launching new video series this week, starting with PlayStat...
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Almost 60% of China’s estimated tech spending of US$256bil (RM1tril) in 2019 will be allocated to telecommunications.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 26): The FBM KLCI swung between positive and negative territories in choppy trading in the morning session today, against a backdrop of shaky regional markets.
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KUCHING: Two years ago, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) became the first university in the country to implement the Quick Response or QR code system to monitor attendance of students and staff.
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LANGKAWI, March 26 — The aerospace industry here will keep growing courtesy of RM816.3 million in approved investments approved last year, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar in early trade amid the likelihood of a US dollar weakness, a dealer said.
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Australian retail-to-chemicals conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd said on Tuesday that it had made a bid to acquire niche rare earths miner Lynas Corp Ltd for A$1.50 billion ($1.07 billion) in cash.
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(March 26): Asian stocks may see a muted open Tuesday after their biggest slide this year.
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PARIS, March 26 — France signed 15 business contracts with China worth billions of euros yesterday, including a 300-plane order with Airbus and a €1 billion (RM4.59 billion) contract for EDF to bu...
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JOHOR BARU • A netizen said to be a tour guide has posted on Facebook that tourists entering Malaysia had to wait seven hours for Customs clearance, and ended up having packed dinners.
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(March 26): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad downplayed threats that the country may switch to China to source its fighter jets instead of the European Union to retaliate against the bloc’s...
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The company has teased this before but now, it has finally confirmed this deal for real.
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Malaysians may well come to regret that their government has agreed to their country acceding to the International Criminal Court.
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PARIS, March 25 — France and China will sign trade deals worth billions of euros today during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping but Paris will also take the opportunity to push back against Be...
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NEW YORK, March 25 — Wall Street’s main indexes fell today, dragged down by declines in high-growth technology shares, as fears of a global slowdown roiled the market for the second straight sessi...
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DUBAI, March 25 — Uber Technologies Inc is set to offer over US$3 billion (RM12.2 billion) to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters, in a deal tha...
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TOKYO, March 25 — Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index dived more than three per cent today, as fears grow over a global economic slowdown.
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LONDON, March 25 — Stock markets slid today, with Asia taking the heaviest hit, as investors took flight on mounting fears of a sharp global economic slowdown.
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Ahead of the Huawei P30 series reveal, Huawei Malaysia has just confirmed one of its freebies for early bird customers in Malaysia.
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Xiaomi will not be bringing in the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the more powerful version of the Redmi Note 7, according to a Facebook post by Xiaomi Malaysia country manager Allen An.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must be quick to seek new markets for its palm oil to avoid losing out to its competitors.
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SERDANG (March 25): The government has no plans to buy aircraft from China as of now, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The FBM KLCI declined 1.05% today, mainly as investors became increasingly concerned about the US economy's outlook and its trade negotiations with China.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police are taking on increasingly complex crimes and hard-to-track criminals, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said.
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JOHOR BARU (SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A netizen believed to be a tour guide posted on Facebook that tourists entering Malaysia waited seven hours for customs clearance and they ended up havi...
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HONG KONG: Volatility returned with a vengeance to Asia, home to some of the best stock-market returns in the world this year before Monday.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the government has no plans to buy new fighter jets.This comes a day after he was quoted as saying that if the European Union (EU) persists with its...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahahtir Mohamad said he has written to the European Union (EU) over its campaign against Malaysian palm oil.Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahahtir Mohamad said Malaysia would not be buy...
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SERDANG: The government has no plans to buy aircraft from China at this point, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — If you’re waiting for the Redmi Note 7 Pro, here’s some bad news for you.
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Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are going after consumers in the high-end segment of the global smartphone market.
China | Oppo | China | 5G | Reno
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Cyberattacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than just theft, according to a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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SERDANG, March 25 — The government has no plans to buy aircraft from China as of now, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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THE FBM KLCI may be the only major Asian stock market index to have slipped into the red, year to date, but investors who pivoted to small caps at the end of last year could be in a buoyant mood.
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This week, the focus will be on Bank Negara Malaysia’s assessment of the economy, as its 2018 annual report is slated for release this Wednesday (March 27).
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is looking to grow its supply chain sourcing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities in Malaysia by up to 33.3% to US$550 million (R...
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WASHINGTON, March 25 — US President Donald Trump's blunt-force use of tariffs in pursuing his "America First" trade agenda has angered many, from company executives to allied governments and members...
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GEORGE TOWN: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, has been urged to return to Malaysia to clear his name in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, says a family acquainta...
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If the European Union (EU) persists with its ban on palm biofuels, Putrajaya may be forced to buy fighter jets and planes from China, Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned on Sunday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Foreign funds acquired RM86.3 million of Malaysian equity on Bursa Malaysia last week compared to dumping RM421 million the prior week, said MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Re...
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HONG KONG, March 25 — Asian markets plunged today after a sharp selloff on Wall Street fuelled by concerns about the global economy and a possible recession in the United States.
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Alhaj Group Pakistan CEO Hilal Khan signing the deal for the Karachi plant with Proton's international sales director Steven Xu in Islamabad last Friday.
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Geely Auto has rounded off a remarkable 2018, reporting a strong 18% increase in net profit, increasing to USD 1.84 billion compared to USD 1.56 billion in 2017, driven by global sales of 1,500,838 ca...
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If you’re waiting for the Redmi Note 7 Pro, here’s some bad news for you.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The FBM KLCI appeared to be holding its ground with a less than 1% decline so far today, making it one of the better performers against broader market indices, after fears of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Top Glove Corp Bhd, the world's largest rubber glove manufacturer, rose as much as 2.03% this morning after a rating upgrade by Affin Hwang Capital Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The value of Airbus work undertaken in Malaysia is set to hit US$550mil (RM2.24bil) per year by 2023, on the back of higher production rates, the company’s investment in its local subsidiaries and joint ventures, as well as potential new projects currently under evaluation.
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TOKYO, March 25 — Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei-225 index dived more than 3 per cent in morning trade today, as fears grew over a global economic slowdown.
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SHANGHAI, March 25 — On a cloudy March morning in Shanghai's glitzy financial district of Lujiazui, Ye Lixia was knocking on the doors of potential clients, offering loans to bet on a surging stock ...
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PETALING JAYA: Tunnels to carry water from Pahang to Selangor should be built alongside the East Coast Rail Link so as to maximise the potential of the project, a business analyst and consultant said ...
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When I was still based in Penang, I noticed that Penang private hospitals are a favourite for many overseas patients.
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CO-WORKING space operators in China are shifting their focus from ambitious expansion plans to services such as customising offices for clients, as rising vacancy rates and tighter financing slow their exponential growth of the past two years.
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FEMALE employees are playing an important role in China’s online grocery and delivery sector, thanks to the ongoing consumption upgrade and accelerated integration of online and offline retail scenarios.
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IN SNOW country along Japan’s northern coast, a small manufacturer of precision moulds is feeling the pain of China’s economic slowdown.
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BANTING: After having warned the European Union that Malaysia would retaliate if it continued with its ban on Malaysian palm oil, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that one of the reta...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia may retaliate against a European Union plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said on Sunday (...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Newleaf Plantation Bhd, a major exporter of durians, plans to meet an expected increase in demand from China by expanding its acreage by more than 400ha within the year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (Lima ‘19), which will be taking off on March 26, will be a platform for the local defence industry to continue sharin...
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HONG KONG: China’s Evergrande Health said it aims to build production capacity for 500,000 to 1 million electric vehicles in three years.
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BANTING: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia may buy planes from China and other countries if the European Union (EU) tries to “impoverish” the nation by banning Malaysian palm oil.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Homegrown semiconductor company, Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has the capability to contribute positively to the development of the local automotive industry especially in the...
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COMMENT | Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three-day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed said that the Islamic world is over-reliant on the west.
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MARCH 24 — Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed affirmed that the “Islamic world is over reliant on the W...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Asian countries can be a ‘dynamo’ for the world and contribute to global development and economic growth in the future, according to Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (pix).
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ROME, March 23 — Italy today signed a “non-binding” protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new “Silk Road” of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe.
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Fugitive businessperson Jho Low has condemned the seizure of his family home in Penang as an attempt by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to score political points.
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BEIJING, March 23 — Apple chief executive Tim Cook today urged China to keep opening up its economy as local rivals bit into the profits of the US tech giant caught in the crosshairs of a trade spa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Asian countries can be a ‘dynamo’ for the world and contribute to global development and economic growth in the future, said Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
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GEORGE TOWN (March 23): It has been reported that the family bungalow owned by the family of fugitive businessman/dealmaker Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low (pictured) has been seized by the police over inves...
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Authorities have seized the family house of businessperson Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is accused of being a key player in the 1MDB scandal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia will finalise talks with China in early April regarding a US$20 billion (S$27 billion) rail project that has been suspended since July last year, the Malaysian repres...
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That Charles Tan of kopiandproperty.com (yeah, that’s me) said that one should buy within one’s affordability and upgrade when we earn higher salaries in the future.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 23): The Government is expected to finalise the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in early April with cost savings of more than RM10 billion, Council of Eminent Persons chairman ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Trading on Bursa Malaysia is expected to be volatile next week due to the quarter-end window-dressing activities.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — The ringgit is expected to continue its upward momentum next week amid the likelihood of a US dollar weakness, supported by a rebound in market sentiment following confirmat...