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Topic: December 2017

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CHONGQING, Aug 16 — A year and a half ago, Chongqing Iron and Steel Corp (CISC), China’s oldest steelmaker, was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy in a deal hailed as a shining example of how st...
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Bugha celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the Solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.
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Abang Nuzaren Abang Fauzi KUCHING: Three men are being sought by police to assist in the investigations into two cheating cases and one case of illegal moneylending.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd — the Cyberjaya-based company leading the third national car project alongside Japanese auto company Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd — is majority-owned by Government...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): PUC Bhd has proposed to raise up to RM15.58 million via a private placement to fund its working capital as well as digital infrastructure design and development for its Presto mo...
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Democratic US senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poor privacy protection for children using its Messenger ...
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At yesterday night’s 2019 Proton Saga facelift launch, Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong thanked the many parties involved in not just the Saga’s launch, but the carmaker’s revival plan, which is clearl...
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PRASARANA Malaysia Bhd is understood to be looking at impairments in excess of RM30 billion in its accounts for the financial year 2018, sources familiar with the matter tell The Edge.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Swiss-Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang in Jalan Pudu here has a new owner.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Research (MIDF Research) has forecast Malaysia to see producer deflation at -1.8 percent for 2019 after the country's Production Price Index (PP...
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IF anybody had been waiting for confirmation that more is to come from the current slowing economic environment, they need not go further than to scrutinise the statement by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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BUTTERWORTH: Another six enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the now defunct Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have been charged in the Special Session Court here with corruption, making it 12 in two days.
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PUTRAJAYA, July 25 — The Jalan U-Thant residents challenging a portion of the ongoing Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) project will seek to show the court photos of the highway to prove that it d...
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Facebook acknowledged July 23 that a flaw in its Messenger Kids service allowed children to get into group chats with people who were not approved by their parents.
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SEBERANG PERAI, July 25 — Six more enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) today claimed trial to a total of 40 charges in bribe...
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SINGAPORE July 22 ― From buying bonds from water treatment firm Hyflux to purchasing Bitcoin in early 2018, investors sometimes make mistakes.
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KUANTAN: A 39-year-old female school teacher, who borrowed money from a loan shark two years ago, found printed material bearing her picture, accompanied by humiliating words, displayed in an area nea...
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LONDON: Britain’s easyJet reported third quarter trading in line with expectations, boosted by more customers taking services like allocated seating, enabling it to reiterate its full-year profit forecasts.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 18): Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd shares fell 3.66 percent, after Citi downgraded the stock to sell from neutral.
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PETALING JAYA: Although the debate on child marriages has often focused on Muslims, nuptials among non-Muslims below the age of 18 have gone up by about 20% annually in the past four years, with concerned groups blaming this on rising urban poverty and the lack of sex education.
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DUBLIN, July 11 — Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer Peter Bellew is to step down at the end of the year, chief executive Michael O’Leary said in a memo to staff today seen by Reuters.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Wednesday (July 10) may include: Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd, IJM Corp Bhd, YTL Power Int...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — The government is suing Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd over unpaid taxes for seven years of assessment from 2010 to 2016.
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(July 5): Philippine stocks ended firmer on Friday, in line with a broader global rally, after tepid local inflation data fuelled hopes of a rate cut, while Malaysian shares were tugged lower by heavy...
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QEOS LED, which raised RM3 million from 191 investors in its maiden pitchIN ECF campaign in December 2017, has launched its final ECF campaign.
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PETALING JAYA: Advertising expert Andreas Vogiatzakis has been appointed group CEO of Star Media Group Bhd and will assume that position in the middle of August.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MMC Corp Bhd added 2.3% in early trade Thursday after getting RM20mil tax refund from the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
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North Korea’s mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting ta...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Shares in MMC Corp Bhd rose 2.36% this morning after the group said that it has been refunded by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) the amount of RM20.27 million, and th...
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PETALING JAYA: MMC Corp Bhd has received a refund of RM20.27mil from the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Thursday (July 4) may include the following: Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd, MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd, MMC Corp...
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GRAB has certainly come a long way.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): MMC Corp Bhd announced today that it has been refunded by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB), the amount of RM20.27 million, and that its additional income tax issues ha...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Field Hospital (MFH) received yet another recognition after it was honoured with the Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy Innovation Award.
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NEW YORK/LONDON: Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, as investors looked for safety in alternative investments amid geopolitical tension, and cheered prospects that Facebook Inc's Libra token could push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): ACE Market-listed Fintec Global Bhd has axed its plan to acquire 75% stake in Zouk Club KL for RM28.95 million.
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SINGAPORE: The virtual currency surged as much as 14% on Wednesday, topping US$12,900 for the first time since January 2018, and bringing its gain since early April to more than 200%.
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THE UNHCR believes that a work scheme to allow genuine refugees the opportunity to work lawfully would provide a source of willing labour to support the Malaysian economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Genting Malaysia Bhd shares fell 1.78% in active trade at mid-morning today after the group decided to withdraw its judicial review application against the Ministry of Finance'...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Friday (June 21) may include Genting Malaysia Bhd, Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd, Boustead Holdings Bhd, KK...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Genting Malaysia has decided to withdraw its judicial review application against the Ministry of Finance's (MoF) decision to amend the 2014 tax incentive approval in December 2...
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TECHNOLOGY has advanced so much that one can now produce or alter audio or video content to show or present something that actually didn’t happen.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration had bailed out SRC International Sdn Bhd for a total of RM642 million between November 2015 and December 2017 after the company fail...
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ACCORDING to the 2015 National Health Morbidity Survey, 29% of the Malaysian population as a whole suffered from depression and anxiety disorder, and mental illness is expected to be the second bigges...
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BATU PAHAT: Always chase your dream, even if you have to quit your full-time job as a lawyer to cycle around the world.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) decided not to pursue its investigation on the police over alleged misconduct and “coordinated cover-up” of the Wang Kelian human traf...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): UEM Group Bhd has denied its involvement in an alleged transfer of about RM3.1 million to a Cabinet Minister and senior PKR leader.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): UEM Group Bhd has denied its involvement in an alleged transfer of about RM3.1 million to a Cabinet Minister and senior PKR leader.
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PETALING JAYA: UEM Group Bhd (UEM Group) says it does not have an account at the Maybank Kuala Lumpur main branch nor an account with the alleged account number as claimed by various social media sites.
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PETALING JAYA: Newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said she will be not involved in investigations into alleged suspicious transactions into the bank accounts of a Cabinet minister.
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PUTRAJAYA: Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has lodged a police report over three video clips showing a supposed politician engaging in sexual acts with another man.
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KUALA LUMPUR: ACE Market-listed Kronologi Asia Bhd expects to continue its strong earnings growth momentum for the remainder of FY19, driven by new products as well as market and customer-base expansi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd has publicly reprimanded China Stationery Ltd (CSL) and its directors for breaches of its Main Market listing requirements and slapped two director...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.
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LONDON, June 6 — German bond yields plumbed new record lows today and US treasury yields resumed their fall as renewed trade tensions doused a rally fuelled by hopes for more central bank stimulus a...
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Singaporean logistics startup Haulio has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-series A funding from investors, including the VC arm of taxi operator ComfortDelGro. ComfortDelGro Ventures co-led the ro...
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Singaporean logistics startup Haulio has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-series A funding from investors, including the VC arm of taxi operator ComfortDelGro. ComfortDelGro Ventures co-led the ro...
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NEW YORK: Investors’ growing conviction that the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates in coming months is putting policy makers under scrutiny when they attend what’s billed as a listening event on Tuesday.
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NEW YORK: Investors’ growing conviction that the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates in coming months is putting policy makers under scrutiny when they attend what’s billed as a listening event Tuesday.
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Back in December 2017, the Apple App Store made it a requirement that all app developers disclose the odds of getting items.
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LOCAL authorities should opt for more humane ways when dealing with stray animals instead of taking drastic action such as shooting stray dogs.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): The High Court here today defers delivering its decision on the defamation suit filed by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad against Malaysia Islamic Strategic Resea...
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KUCHING: Volunteer organisation Barefoot Mercy is working to complete boarding facilities for a kindergarten in a remote Penan village deep in Sarawak’s interior.
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Online travel agency Mafengwo has raised US$250 million in fresh funds according to an announcement by Tencent, which led the investment round, KrASIA reports.
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The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a recent meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defence and Security Adv...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defenc...
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CYBERJAYA: In a statement today, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) said town hall forums are being organised to brief relevant parties on its new charter relating to the provisional and full a...
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PETALING JAYA: The debt management office (DMO) has been set up to review and reduce hidden government debt and liabilities, strengthening the fiscal position of Malaysia.
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SEREMBAN: An assistant environmental health officer of a government agency is in remand for five days until Sunday for alleged bribery.
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SEREMBAN: An assistant environmental health officer of a government agency is in remand for five days until Sunday for alleged bribery.
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NASIR Ahmad’s father, Ahmad Ismail or better known by his pseudonym Ahmady Asmara, was a legendary journalist and a sasterawan (man of letters).
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SINGAPORE: Bitcoin has climbed back above $6,000.
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LONDON, May 8 ― German government bond yields hit five-week lows yesterday and Italian shares fell, led by the country's banking index, after the European Commission revised down euro area growth fo...
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): OCBC Bank is retaining its expectations that Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may cut the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) as early as July 2019 rather than in the upcoming May 2019 Monetar...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s office market is running hot -- so much so that debt-laden Oxley Holdings Ltd. just sold a building for S$365 million ($268 million) more than it paid less than 18 months ago.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s office market is running hot -- so much so that debt-laden Oxley Holdings Ltd. just sold a building for S$365 million ($268 million) more than it paid less than 18 months ago.
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SGInnovate, a Singapore government agency enabling deep tech startups, named five new co-investors under its Startup SG Equity scheme.
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PETALING JAYA: India’s request for a red notice against Zakir Naik has been taken up by an Interpol panel, amid India’s attempts to have the controversial preacher declared an international fugiti...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia hopes that the government of Myanmar will improve the safety of journalists and press freedom in the country, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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PETALING JAYA: A battery manufacturing plant in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, has been ordered to cease operations pending investigations into allegations of acid and lead pollution.
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Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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It was two twenty eight in the morning as I watched charged up, along with the world, when the simple four-foot putt went in.
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Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data.
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It was two twenty eight in the morning as I watched charged up, along with the world, when the simple four-foot putt went in.
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Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American m...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The price of the costly trastuzumab, a breast cancer drug for HER2-positive patients has dropped by more than half in the tender to the Health Ministry, resulting in more patients expected to be treated in the ministry hospitals.
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(April 12): Stephanie Saw Ai Lin has been appointed as the group chief executive officer of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels (TAR&H) with effect from April 2, 2019.
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“If we do not fulfil our promises, we do not deserve to be the government.” This is what former prime minister Najib Razak said when hitting out at Pakatan Harapan (PH) over fuel prices and the an...
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US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who became best known for defending President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents, said on Sunday she was leaving...