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While most of the discussion around Amazon’s presence in the game industry revolves around their scattershot game projects and rumoured cloud gaming platform, the tech giant has been far more involved in building the backend infrastructure for major games.
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LOS ANGELES, March 21 — This week Google introduced its video game-streaming service to the world; the Alphabet subsidiary is just one of the top Fortune 500 tech and media companies turning towards...
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MLADÁ BOLESLAV, March 20 — Once the butt of jokes, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits, but the UK’s looming exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the entir...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya today declared war on illegal animal poachers, forming a special task force to ensure the Malayan tiger continues to roar.
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ALOR STAR: A charity tahfiz centre in Sungai Petani was ordered closed because it had been operating without permission and was believed to have used children to collect donations in the name of the r...
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ALOR SETAR: A charity tahfiz centre in Sungai Petani was ordered closed because it had been operating without permission and was believed to have used children to collect donations in the name of the ...
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The International Trade and Industry Ministry has confirmed that 36 approved permits (AP) have been issued to new companies.
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LETTER | The policy to abolish the services of more than 100 outsourcing companies in recruiting and managing migrant workers would normally be welcome news for civil society organisations such as Ten...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Online hiring demand fell 3 per cent last December from a year ago, but rebounded by 7 per cent in the last quarter of 2018, recruitment firm Mons...
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“THE prospects for Asia remain bright.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Eight out of 10 Malaysia-based employees, or 83%, are expecting a yearly bonus of between one and two months’ salary, says Randstad Malaysia country director Ryan Carroll.
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The erosion of trust is not something new to the world but in Malaysia, it has come under the spotlight since the 14th general election in May last year that saw a historic change in federal governmen...
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We have read and heard of a number of unfortunate incidents that involve residents of People’s Housing Programme (PPR) schemes.
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Offers made by dealers to the effect of ‘zero down payment required’ for the purchase of cars is against the law, said the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP). This is a sale...
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SINGAPORE (March 4): Malaysia says it is trying to develop its first flying car, but it won’t let the general public drive it.
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PARIS, March 3 — A three per cent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield €500 million (RM2.3 billion) per year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today.
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Fusang Group announced it has received approval for a securities exchange license in Labuan, Malaysia.
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Samsung Electronics Co and Huawei Technologies Co may have unveiled 5G smartphones for consumers in the past week, but carriers expect business clients to lead the way in generating revenue from the latest wireless technology.
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Just shy of 9 months ago, GRVTY Media signed a partnership deal with digital marketing strategists Creme Digital as part of a larger goal to pursue meaningful engagement through an enhanced branded co...
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AFTER another week of thoroughly inconclusive Brexit talks, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided — surprise, surprise — for yet more delay.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): UEM Sunrise Bhd posted a profit of RM20.08 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018, from net loss of RM50.95 million a year earlier, in tandem with higher revenue, lowe...
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It’s no secret that AI is set to disrupt the world as we know it, from the way we work to the way we live and interact with one another.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): A structured team under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government will be placed at affordable housing projects to look into the management of these properties...
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MELAKA (Feb 22): The Melaka government is allocating RM3 million a year for its “Rumah Peduli” housing programme for the hardcore poor with land in the state.
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WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — The US economy should continue growing this year at the same pace seen in 2018, and there is only a very slim chance of recession, the chief White House economist said yesterday...
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AS the economic outlook for the next 12 months gets cloudier, and with major industries still facing uncertainties and difficulties, more companies listed on Bursa Malaysia are expected to tap their m...
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NEW YORK, Feb 17 — As Wall Street braces for the first quarterly decline in earnings in nearly three years, some investors are wondering if the market is factoring in a bigger erosion in profit marg...
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PUCHONG (Feb 17): Housing and Local Government secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek visited property portal EdgeProp.my's exhibition booth at the Community Carnival Exhibition held in conjun...
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PUCHONG (Feb 17): The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will be establishing Sekretariat Muafakat Komuniti offices at all People’s Housing Projects (PPR) with the aim of creating a...
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PUCHONG (Feb 17): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the private sector to give back to society by working together with the government to build more affordable homes for Malaysians.
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PUCHONG (Feb 17): Government intervention in the property market is needed to ensure an equitable society that could contribute and support the country's economic growth, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Ma...
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PUCHONG (Feb 17): More than 5,000 people witnessed the official launch of Dasar Komuniti Negara (DKN) or the National Community Policy today at Padang Puchong Indah, Selangor by Prime Minister Tun Dr...
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VIENNA, Feb 14 — Austria’s competition authorities said today they were launching a probe into whether US online retail giant Amazon was abusing its dominant position to favour its own products ag...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional will unveil a plan this month to deliver more cash to the government by pruning its stakes in non-strategic assets and dialling back its offshore ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The FBM KLCI slipped 2.11 points or 0.13% to close at 1,685.30 today after investors appeared to have sidelined big capitalisation (big cap) stocks in favour of smaller plays.
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With the Chinese economy slowing, concern has increased among Chinese policymakers about the outlook for employment, since ensuring a sufficient number of new jobs is seen as a necessary ingredient in...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Companies or individuals involved in obtaining, possessing or distributing marijuana for medical purposes will not be penalised if the drug is registered as a medicine.
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The UK should tackle the power of Silicon Valley over Britain’s news publishers and push US tech giants to promote quality journalism, according to a report commissioned by the government to assess remedies for the struggling local press.
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SAN FRANCISCO: California-based start-up Artisense has developed software for vehicles and robots that can create and update maps used for automated driving.
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Bahau, MALAYSIA/KUALA LUMPUR/LONDON (Feb 11): Satellite imaging has been used to spot deforestation in areas of palm oil cultivation for years, but obtaining the images was expensive and they often to...
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THE primary aim of the Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance 2017 (MCCG) is to instil greater governance culture not only among listed entities but also among all companies which are now encouraged to adopt the practices outlined.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7): Malaysian oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) companies must diversify their businesses to remain competitive amidst signs of greater market volatility in 2019, said Malays...
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A report cites sources as saying that China offered to reduce the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project construction costs, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had, in the past stated that the Malaysian ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 28): Malaysia stands to lose foreign business activity to Vietnam if it does not ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), says The Ec...
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THE influential International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted slower global growth this year on the back of financial volatility and the trade war between the United States and China.
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THIS week, France’s data-protection regulator demanded that Google pay a record fine for violating Europe’s expansive new privacy rules.
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LOS ANGELES: Chinese film and TV stars have paid some $1.7 billion (RMB11.7 billion) of additional taxes, following the mid-2018 scandal surrounding actress Fan Bingbing. The figure was announced Tuesday by China's State Tax Administration.
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PETALING JAYA: An analyst has attributed conflicting claims by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and MCA president Wee Ka Siong to the 11.3% increase in direct tax collected last year to a misunderstandin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: While reports of lay-offs by various companies in the past year have caused some anxiety in the job market, economists say they are not yet of alarming proportions.
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KUALA LUMPUR: While reports of lay-offs by various companies in the past year have caused some anxiety in the job market, economists say they are not yet of alarming proportions.
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Marketers need to have the right skill sets and confidence to make informed decisions about their company’s business goals and targeted audience.
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WASHINGTON, Jan 17 — US economic activity continued to expand at least modestly in recent weeks but political and trade uncertainty is undercutting optimism, the Federal Reserve said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue to provide assistance and support to local manufacturing industry players as far as it is able to do so, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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(Jan 14): The world’s biggest growers of palm oil say they’re stepping up efforts to produce the contentious commodity more sustainably, but consumers are unwilling to pay more for environmentally...
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BERLIN, Jan 10 ― Germany's influential BDI industry association has called on the European Union to adopt a tougher policy towards China and urged companies to reduce their dependence on the Chinese...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 10): Companies linked to former Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Siew Ka Wei continued to slide this morning following his four-day remand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
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SHANGHAI, Jan 10 — Trade talks between China and the United States this week were extensive, and helped establish a foundation for the resolution of each others' concerns, China's commerce ministry ...
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WASHINGTON, Jan 9 — China has pledged to purchase "a substantial amount" of agricultural, energy and manufactured goods and services from the United States, the US Trade Representative's office said...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 — Companies offering e-hailing services must get their act together and ensure they are licensed to operate by July 12 this year.
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NEW YORK, Jan 8 — US services sector activity slowed to a five-month low in December, but remained above a level consistent with solid economic growth in the fourth quarter.
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Jan 7 — Industrial orders in Germany fell more sharply than expected in November, official data showed today, adding to an emerging picture of softer growth in the final quarter o...
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TIME dotCom announced on Jan 3 that it is now the first telco in Malaysia and the second service provider in the world to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 3.0 certification.
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MELAKA (Dec 31): The scope of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be expanded to cover four new types of services effective March 1.
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MALACCA: The scope of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be expanded to cover four new types of services effective March 1.
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DUBAI: Gulf Arab energy companies are expected to borrow more in 2019 to finance expansion plans after rising oil prices triggered a sharp retreat from debt markets in 2018.
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MELAKA (Dec 31): The scope of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be expanded to cover four new types of services effective March 1.
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MELAKA: Come March 1, the sales and services tax (SST) will be imposed on four new types of services, including cleaning services.
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MELAKA, Dec 31 — The scope of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will be expanded to cover four new types of services effective March 1.
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As Cloud storage becomes more common, data security is an increasing concern.
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A survey of some of the analysts’ top recommended stocks for 2019 also revealed that defensive plays are back in vogue, with counters featuring higher than average dividend yields making the top cut.
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ONLINE hiring in Singapore experienced a rise last month, recording a 5% year-on-year growth between November 2017 and 2018, according to findings from the Monster Employment Index (MEI). This is a si...
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Recent plunge in stock prices makes buyback strategy look like a bad idea.
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DEBT is an essential part of any business. All companies should have some amount of debt to help finance its growth and investments for the longer term. It is an efficient way of managing the balance sheet.