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Near, a platform that offers software-as-a-service products to power data-driven marketing, secured US$100 million in series D round from London-based private equity firm Greater Pacific Capital.
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LONDON, July 16 — London’s main stock index gained today, helped by a surge in Burberry after its first-quarter update showed new designs were boosting sales.
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Ann Hand, the CEO of Super League, says China is the place to be if companies want to tap the potential of the fast growing eSports market.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Companies should make the provision of childcare at the workplace as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, said Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Companies should make the provision of childcare at the workplace as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, said Deputy Minister of Women, Family and ...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump yesterday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariff...
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The China Internet Report 2019 offers insight into key China technology trends, with deep dives into 11 key sectors and expert commentary from industry leaders. China currently holds the most number of 5G patents, and has 5G pilot projects going in over a dozen cities with a total population of 167 million.
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KUALA NERANG (July 10): Consumers are advised to conduct business with online services which have the Biztrust digital certification introduced by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) since 2017...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Penang DAP leader has urged the government not to appoint members of both the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara to important posts in government-linked companies and agencies.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The domestic downstream plastics sub-sector requires the support of a robust upstream industry to ensure its growth and sustainability, says Malaysian Investment Development Aut...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,057 complaints on tourism fraud were filed with the Consumer Claims Tribunal (CCT) since 2016 until May 31 this year, involving claims totalling RM6.6 million, Parliament wa...
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IN its election manifesto, the Pakatan Harapan coalition had pledged to end monopolies granted to certain companies to level the business playing field and give consumers more choice and — perhaps m...
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JAKARTA: Indonesia on Tuesday rolled out corporate tax breaks for labour-intensive industries and R&D investments in a bid to create jobs in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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PETALING JAYA: The prestigious Spikes Asia Advertising Festival has launched the Young Spikes 2019 competitions in Malaysia allowing marketing communications professionals in Malaysia aged 30 or below a chance to gain recognition and make their mark.
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Singapore Exchange (SGX) has made an undisclosed amount of investment in local fintech company Smartkarma to tap into the startup’s investment research network.
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PETALING JAYA: As the digital currency market expands, scammers are zooming in to cash in, say experts.
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LONDON, July 8 — The UK’s data privacy watchdog has fined British Airways more than £183 million (RM949.3 million) after computer hackers last year stole bank details from hundreds of thousands o...
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SINGAPORE-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financing platform Validus Capital (Validus) has announced that it is applying for a digital banking licence with the Monetary Authority of Si...
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LONDON, July 5 ― Britain's mining stocks tugged the main index lower yesterday, while shares of IAG and Coca Cola HBC slid as they traded ex-dividend, though several investors stayed on the sideline...
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Facebook Inc is under scrutiny by European antitrust regulators who want information on whether the social network uses its size to squeeze smaller rivals.
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IN March last year, music streaming giant Spotify launched an unusual direct public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, as opposed to the initial public offering route most companies take.
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Sony has teamed up with Daiwa Capital Holdings, the venture capital arm of Japanese investment bank Daiwa Securities Group, to launch a US$185 million VC fund that will back startups in “key high-gr...
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NEW YORK: On the heels of the S&P 500's best June performance in more than six decades, investors are anxious to see whether earnings can justify further gains as the largest U.S. companies open their books in the coming weeks.
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The MCMC is calling on companies to propose 5G Demonstration Projects using its 5G testbed, to develop new possible uses for the high-speed Internet technology.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shell Malaysia will soon introduce Rimula Ultra, which it claimed is one of the most advanced fully synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oils in the world.
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BEIJING: The Hong Kong dollar carry trade copped a body blow in June.
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TOKYO: Japanese companies' expectations for inflation over the next year stagnated, a Bank of Japan survey showed on Tuesday, adding pressure on the central bank to expand stimulus as the bitter U.S.-China trade war clouds economic prospects.
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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that it will issue up to five new digital bank licenses, which will be extended to non-bank players, to strengthen the country’s banking syste...
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MUMBAI: India had its driest June in five years because monsoon rains were delayed, the weather department said late on Sunday, raising fears for crops and the broader economy.
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In a village in central China's Henan province, amid barking dogs and wandering chickens, villagers gather along a dirt road to trade images of their faces for kettles, pots and tea cups.
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A US Senate panel on June 26 questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged.
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TOKYO: Investors are pulling money out of Japan's underperforming stock market, worried that constraints on further economic stimulus make the country more vulnerable than others directly in the firing line of the China-US trade war.
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TOKYO: As Japan enters the busiest period of its annual general meeting season, shareholders will submit a record number of proposals to companies amid signs activist efforts to instigate change among conservative corporates are bearing fruit.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Vitol, the world's largest independent oil trader, has started building a small oil refinery at its storage terminal in Malaysia that will provide low-sulphur fuel for ships, a...
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Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye SIBU: Companies which send employees for training courses at National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) are entitled to double tax deduction for the year of ass...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 22): Companies which send their employees to join several training courses at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are entitled to double tax deduction f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Companies which send their employees to join several training courses at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) are entitled to double tax deduction for the yea...
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Come July, the US’ Trump administration’s new tariffs against China will go into effect, and all electronic goods coming from the country will be slapped with a new tariff.
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If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency should resonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers.
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From sending special offers on restaurants to burger-loving current account holders to selling anonymised credit card records, banks are racing to monetise the huge troves of data they hold.
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LONDON, June 21 — If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency should resonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers.
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Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remain doubtful that creditors will ease lending, despite Putrajaya’s appeal for banks to loosen their strict loan standards as the econ...
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Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the monetary impact of moving 15% to 30% of its hardware production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as part of plans to restructure its supply chain...
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The end of the month is fast approaching, and you check your smartphone to see if you’ve exhausted your mobile data quota—to your genuine surprise, you find that you’ve got about 60% left of you...
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Rival proposals for European patent guidelines covering technology vital for building self-driving cars and Internet-linked vehicles have set tech firms and carmakers on a collision course.
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LONDON, June 13 — London’s FTSE 100 gained today as Ferguson surged to an eight-month high after activist investor Nelson Peltz bought into the plumbing products distributor, while oil majors rose...
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(June 12): Investors in the palm oil industry are better off buying shares of companies that have been certified as sustainable producers, according to a Washington-based consultancy.
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PETALING JAYA (June 11): Knight Frank Malaysia has been appointed the exclusive agent by Western Digital to market the latter’s hard disk drive (HDD) assembly facilities in Sungai Way Free Trade Ind...
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PETALING JAYA (June 11): Knight Frank Malaysia has been appointed the exclusive agent by Western Digital to market the latter’s hard disk drive (HDD) assembly facilities in Sungai Way Free Trade Ind...
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PETALING JAYA: Following Western Digital’s announcement to shut down the hard disk drive (HDD) assembly facilities in Sungei Way Free Trade Industrial Zone (FIZ) here, the American computer HDD maker and data storage company has confirmed that it has put up 14.6 acres for sale, according to a statement from Knight Frank.
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Malaysian fintech startup PolicyStreet announced it has obtained approval from the country’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), to become a financial adviser (FA). With the approval, the in...
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WASHINGTON, June 9 — The Chinese government convened top tech companies this week and warned them of consequences if they cut off technology sales to the country, US media reported yesterday.
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Companies that want to attract talent from Generations Y and Z should create and maintain a positive work culture, according to local job portal WOBB, which targets young professionals.
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MUMBAI: Flagging Indian sales of products like toothpaste and hair oil have been a drag on the share prices of the nation’s consumer goods makers, but each dip is a buying opportunity for a fund manager who sees the slowdown in demand as temporary.
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WASHINGTON, June 4 ― Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.
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Joint Media Statement by IOI Corp Bhd and IOI Properties Group Bhd It is with deep sadness that the companies announce the passing away of our founder and executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lee S...
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IPOH: The city is ready for fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0) companies to set up their operations here.
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Apple Inc publicly defended its App Store from mounting criticism over its treatment of rivals in a new blog post detailing its functions and guidelines.
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PETALING JAYA: No action can be taken against the low-cost, low-technology handling of e-waste because it is not against the law despite
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is ready to work with corporate companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve user convenience and comfort.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is ready to work with corporate companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve user convenience and comfort.
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The EU's strict data laws have set the global benchmark for protecting personal information online since coming into force a year ago, but some worry that many users have barely noticed the change.
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Aurora Innovation Inc, the self-driving technology startup known for its dream-team founders, has made its first major acquisition: a lidar company based in Bozeman, Montana.
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Amazon.com Inc is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognise human emotions.
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Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.
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WASHINGTON: Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.
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FRESH from winning a concession to build a 30mw large-scale solar photovoltaic (LSSPV) plant in Kuala Muda, Kedah, BGMC International Ltd — a Hong Kong-listed Malaysia-based construction firm — is...
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WEARY of public listed companies that continue to not take their corporate governance responsibilities seriously, the Securities Commission Malaysia is considering naming and shaming them in its next ...
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BRUSSELS, May 17 — The European Union is seeking new ways to widen use of the euro and counter the dollar's global dominance, top EU officials said yesterday, as the bloc tries to salvage Iran's nuc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) approved 4,084 manufacturing projects for Penang in 2018 with investments totaling RM129.1bil.
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THE glut of office space in Kuala Lumpur has prompted Tower Real Estate Investment Trust to reinvent itself by offering co-working and co-living spaces in one of its properties.
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PETALING JAYA: Income for businesses from eCommerce transactions has been steadily growing at a rate of about 6% per year, says the Statistics Department.
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Britain may need to copy the United States in building a "super shield" against catastrophic cyberattacks or major IT glitches that could cripple the finance industry, a senior Bank of England official said on May 14.
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PETALING JAYA: E-commerce is proving to be a boon for Malaysian businesses, with a survey finding that income from e-commerce transactions has grown at a rate of about 6% per year, up to 2017.
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From watching pulp cook for hours on end and tracking parasite bugs on satellite photos to handling lengthy legal documents, Swedish forest companies are creating new jobs they would never ask a human to do.
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French authorities should have more access to Facebook's algorithms and greater scope to audit the social media company's internal policies against hate speech, a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron has concluded.
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COMPANIES across Asia Pacific will soon find it easier to access the latest offerings in the Oracle Cloud as a result of the newly launched Oracle Cloud Solution Hub in Kuala Lumpur.
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The world’s economists have more than once recognised Malaysia’s strong fundamentals and diversified economy.
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TOKYO, May 8 ― When she worked in sales for a Japanese bank, Chihiro Narazaki was passed over for the best assignments in favour of older colleagues.
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TOKYO: When she worked in sales for a Japanese bank, Chihiro Narazaki was passed over for the best assignments in favour of older colleagues. Her input was discouraged and she often stayed late just to do routine paperwork
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GLOBALISATION, technology, mobility, Millennials and new attitudes are causing the employment scene to change at an ever-faster rate.
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CHINESE technology companies are tapping the convertible bond market at an unprecedented pace.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 2 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today there was a proposal to the Cabinet to provide RM6 billion in allowances and salaries to assist fresh graduates at work.
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With over three decades of providing certification, inspection and testing services under Sirim Berhad, Sirim QAS International was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sirim Group in March 1997.
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(April 30): Asian stocks are set to drift Tuesday ahead of key China data that will provide clues on global economic growth.
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WASHINGTON, April 29 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today expressed confidence that trade talks between the United States and China will not be affected by the end of Iran oil waivers this week...
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YOURSAY | ‘But first, do educate and enforce strict laws on our own law enforcers.’ 24 containers of dirty plastic from Spain smuggled into Port Klang Mari Kita Ubah: The investigations must cover...
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(April 29): Asian stocks looked set for a mixed start to a week that’s packed with a slew of data releases that may provide clues on global economic growth.
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Kroger and Walgreens are testing shelves and coolers with built-in cameras that try to guess your age, gender or mood as a way to show you targeted ads in real time.
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PUTRAJAYA: The proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 will include regulations to protect domestic workers, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.
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A Hong Kong biotechnology startup claims to have come up with a new procedure that could dramatically improve the efficiency and lower the cost of cancer screening.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will launch a “full force” crackdown on illegal plastic waste, Yeo Bee Yin vowed today.
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The European parliament voted on April 17 to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of being asked to do so by authorities.
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The European parliament voted on Wednesday to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of be...
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Wednesday as a drop in healthcare shares overshadowed a string of positive corporate earnings and upbeat economic data from the United States and China.
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PETALING JAYA: The investments from Chinese firms in Malaysia are expected to surge following the conclusion of East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
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NEW YORK, April 18 ― US stocks ended slightly lower yesterday as a drop in healthcare shares overshadowed a string of positive corporate earnings and upbeat economic data from the United States and ...
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The government has rolled out the new electronic vehicle number plate bidding system it said would be introduced this year, albeit three months later than that proposed by the transport ministry.
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During the internet boom of the 1990s, Silicon Valley tech workers clocked up long hours to keep their startups afloat amid fierce competition and rapidly changing technology trends.