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FRANKFURT, May 20 — Germany’s largest lender Deutsche Bank failed to forward suspicions about transactions involving US President Donald Trump to American authorities, the New York Times reported,...
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BERLIN, May 20 — European stock markets struggled in the face of a US crackdown on China’s Huawei Technologies today after a report that German-based chipmaker Infineon had halted shipments to Hua...
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HONG KONG, May 20 — Most Asian markets rose today after Donald Trump showed signs of conciliation in his trade wars but investors remain on edge over the China-US standoff with some concerns that ta...
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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said on May 17 that a breakup of big US technology would not address "underlying issues" facing the sector and suggested that such a move could help rivals in China.
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THIS week’s overnight policy rate (OPR) cut of 25 basis points by Bank Negara Malaysia met the expectations of most economists as concerns over stalling growth rise.
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In an interview broadcast on Fox News on May 19 night, US President Donald Trump said his administration's tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and...
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BEIJING, May 20 — Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its out...
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Google parent Alphabet has suspended business with Huawei after the Donald Trump administration’s blacklist of the Chinese technology giant.The suspension means Huawei will lose access to updates to...
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agre...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with “all streng...
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Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call the US president’s behaviour impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is stren...
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BEIJING, May 20 — Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is ready to deal with Washington’s crackdown and will reduce its reliance on US components, its founder told Japanese media.
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbours and b...
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JOHOR BARU: Johor stands to gain from the ongoing US-China trade war by luring Chinese manufacturers that will be badly affected by it.
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NEW YORK, May 19 — US retailer stocks have moved from buoyant to bruised this year and the intensification of the US-China trade war makes them especially vulnerable because consumer products would ...
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A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor stands to gain in the ongoing trade war between the United States and China by luring in Chinese manufacturers that will be badly affected by it.
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US Representative Justin Amash, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behaviour.
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Seeking to build on early momentum in his 2020 presidential bid, former US vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday condemned “anger” within his own Democratic Party and pledged to work to unify the c...
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OTTAWA, May 19 — Ottawa plans to proceed “full steam ahead” on ratification of a free trade agreement with the US and Mexico, Canada’s foreign affairs minister said yesterday, after the neighb...
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 18 — Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said today that Opec will be responsive to the oil market’s needs, but that he was not sure there is an oil shortage...
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 ― Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said yesterday a breakup of big US technology would not address “underlying issues” facing the sector and suggested that ...
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Growing up under the beautiful night skies of Borneo, I remember my father talking to me about the lost visions of his generation that went through the Second World War, revolution, inflation and tota...
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US President Donald Trump on Friday declared that some imported vehicles and parts pose a national security threat but delayed a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs to allo...
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IF anybody thinks that Bank Negara decided to reduce interest rates solely because of the weakening global economic environment, they should think again.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices edged lower on Friday due to demand fears amid a standoff in Sino-U.S. trade talks, but both benchmarks ended the week higher on rising concerns over supply disruptions in Middle East shipments due to U.S.-Iran political tensions.
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REVIEW: As a fresh chapter in the US-China trade war saga unfolded, global markets swung along on high speculative interest.
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The US dollar continued to trend higher, posting a weekly gain of 0.55% to 97.9 amid the deepening US-China trade rift. China announced it will impose new tariffs on US$60bil of US imports, from June 1. But trade concerns eased slightly following President Donald Trump’s remark mid-week suggesting the door remained open on a potential US-China trade deal.
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NEW YORK: U.S. retailer stocks have moved from buoyant to bruised this year and the intensification of the U.S.-China trade war makes them especially vulnerable because consumer products would be targeted in the next round of threatened tariff increases.
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NEW YORK: Wall Street ended lower on Friday as continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down, and the Dow capped a fourth straight week of losses in its longest weekly losing streak in three years.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The FBM KLCI closed 6.17 points or 0.39% higher today at 1,605.36 on buying support from local funds and after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced on Thursday its market liquid...
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SHANGHAI, May 17 — Chinese army technician Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei with just US$5,000 (RM20,885) in seed money, according to company lore, but 32 years later it is at the centre of a titanic tug...
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HONG KONG, May 17 — Asian markets were mixed today as another rally on Wall Street and data indicating a strong US economy were offset by the increasingly tense trade and technology stand-off betwee...
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MUNICH: European car sales declined for an eighth straight month in April amid weak demand in the U.K., where consumers are putting off big-ticket purchases due to Brexit turmoil.
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SYDNEY, May 17 — Asian shares suffered a fresh bout of the shakes today as tough words on trade from China's media drowned out upbeat news on the US economy and corporate earnings.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares suffered a fresh bout of the shakes on Friday as tough words on trade from China's media drowned out upbeat news on the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.
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SINGAPORE (May 17): Malaysian palm oil futures ticked lower on Friday, as the market took a breather after a four-session rally backed by strong demand for the edible oil.
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BEIJING: China may have no interest in continuing trade negotiations with the US now, as it sees little “sincerity” in US President Donald Trump’s recent approach, according to commentaries run by state media outlets Friday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains but remained above the crucial 1,600-point level, lifted by select index-linked blue chips.
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump appears to have earned less from his vast financial empire last year as licensing royalties, rents and golf revenues fell at some properties, his financial disclosure shows.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The FBM KLCI rose 0.64% at mid-morning today, tracking the gains at most regional markets.
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North Korea has called the United Nations (UN) an unfair organisation that represents the privileges of just a few countries, saying that the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang are a violation of its sove...
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WASHINGTON, May 17 — China's US Treasury holdings fell in March to their lowest level in two years, with Beijing trimming its lending to the United States amid a protracted trade war, government dat...
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SYDNEY, May 17 — Asian shares were trying to end a bleak week in the black today as upbeat US economic news and solid company earnings offered a respite from the interminable Sino-US trade saga.
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BENGALURU: Over the last month the U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40%.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares were trying to end a bleak week in the black on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic news and solid company earnings offered a respite from the interminable Sino-U.S. trade saga.
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(May 17): Asian stocks were poised to rise Friday after U.S. equities posted a third day of gains and Treasury yields climbed, with trade tensions taking a back seat amid simmering tensions.
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NEW YORK, May 17 — Some executives from US companies that sell clothing, food and other products warn that costs related to the latest round of tariffs on goods from China will be passed along to co...
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CHICAGO, May 17 — The same week U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tonnes of US pork — the bi...
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WASHINGTON, May 17 — US President Donald Trump took out a new 30-year mortgage on a sprawling oceanfront house steps from his own Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and it is sitting empty on the rental ...
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SINGAPORE/BEIJING: A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a more than two-week high on Thursday evening on better demand for the edible oil, moving up for the fourth straight day as they tracked gains in soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a more than two-week high on Thursday evening on better demand for the edible oil, moving up for the fourth straight day, as they tracked gain...
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NEW YORK, May 16 — Walmart reported a jump in first-quarter earnings today on higher US store sales and eCommerce growth following heavy investment in new “omnichannel” retail ventures.
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Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has a hidden "backdoor" on the network of a major Dutch telecoms firm, making it possible to access customer data, newspaper De Volkskrant said on May 16, citing unidentified intelligence sources.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The FBM KLCI closed down 12.24 points or 0.76% today after news on US sanctions on China-based telecommunication group Huawei Technologies Co Ltd led to anticipation of escalati...
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BEIJNG: China’s government promised to respond to a U.S. proposal to tariff the rest of the goods it buys from China, raising the stakes for the dispute between the world’s two largest economies.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Bursa Malaysia retreated to below the key 1,600 support level at close today and in ending lower, amid profit-taking, after yesterday’s gains and a revival of trade war fear...
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BEIJING, May 16 — China said today it “does not have information on the US plan” to come to Beijing to continue talks amid escalating tensions between the two trade giants.
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BEIJING, May 16 —China warned the United States today against further harming trade ties after President Donald Trump effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market and put it on...
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LONDON, May 16 — European stocks fell, government bond yields slipped and the Japanese yen firmed today after the US government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, further strai...
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US President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that effectively prohibits US companies from using certain telecommunications equipment from being used.
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TOKYO, May 16 — The euro and yen steadied against the US dollar today, after US officials said President Donald Trump was expected to delay implementing tariffs on imported cars and parts by up to s...
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SINGAPORE: One of the most popular questions at mining conferences is what is your top metal and why are you bullish on it. The clear winner so far this year is gold.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a two-week high in early trade on Thursday on better demand for the edible oil, set to gain for the fourth straight day as they tracked gains ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The FBM KLCI remained lacklustre at the midday break today as data showed that Malaysia's economy grew 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019, down from 5.3% a year earlier.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Bursa Malaysia ended the morning’s trading lower on selling, as traders sought to lock in profits.
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will give the EU and Japan 180 days to agree to a deal that would “limit or restrict” imports into the U.S. of automobiles and their parts in return for delaying new auto tariffs, according to a draft executive order seen by Bloomberg.
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of US sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Re...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was slightly lower in morning trade amid headwinds in the external enivronment and despite Bank Negara's better-than-expected 1Q GDP announcement.
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Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding projected that its annual revenue will surpass 500 billion yuan (US$72.7 billion) this financial year despite a trade war between the US and China.
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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency barring the use of telecommunications equipment made by companies that are deemed a threat to national s...
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The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think “political bias“ has led to their posts being removed from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory at mid-morning today, dragged by losses including at Hartalega Holdings Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). At 10.01am, th...
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — A major US farming organisation called yesterday for a swift resolution to the trade war with China, saying lost exports were exacerbating the burden of an industry already in h...
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TOKYO (May 16): Asian shares steadied on Thursday on news that U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to delay tariffs on auto imports, providing much needed relief to markets hit by a flare-up in tr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.21% in early trade this morning as regional markets traded mixed and index-linked Hartalega Holdings Bhd, Public Bank Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bh...
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TOKYO, May 16 — Asian shares steadied today on news that US President Donald Trump is planning to delay tariffs on auto imports, providing much needed relief to markets hit by a flare-up in trade te...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips slipped in early Thursday trade ahead of the release of the first quarter GDP data at midday and outlook from Bank Negara while Leong Hup International was in focus on its trading debut on the Main Market.
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US President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month for a summit with President Moon Jae In expected to focus on North Korea and the bilateral alliance, both sides announced Wednesday.
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — US retail sales unexpectedly fell in April as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, pointing to a slowdown in economic growth after a te...
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The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday it is adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” - a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and com...
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(May 16): Asian equities headed for a mixed start Thursday after weak U.S. economic data added to concerns about the escalating trade tensions and sent Treasuries higher.
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions yesterday, adding a new incendiary element to the US-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secret...
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NEW YORK, May 16 — US stocks closed higher yesterday as reports that US President Donald Trump would hold off on imposing tariffs on imported cars and parts eased growth concerns even as economic da...
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it is adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” - a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval.
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co.
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as reports that U.S. President Donald Trump would hold off on imposing tariffs on imported cars and parts eased growth concerns even as economic data disappointed investors
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today he will likely travel to Beijing soon to continue negotiations with Chinese counterparts as the world’s two biggest economies t...
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NEW YORK, May 15 — US stocks pared losses today after US President Donald Trump decided to delay tariffs on auto imports by up to six months.
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — US manufacturing declined sharply in April, and the economy’s total industrial output for the first three months of the year were far worse than originally reported, the Feder...
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LONDON, May 15 — A global equity recovery set off by softer rhetoric from US President Donald Trump on the trade dispute with Beijing waned today as grim Chinese data and fresh Italian debt woes cas...
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China will only be more open to the world, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, as he denounced as "stupid" those who believe in cultural superiority, in his first public address since trade tensio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): The FBM KLCI rebounded after a straight week of losses, following US President Donald Trump's positive comments on the US-Sino trade war, which buoyed investor sentiments global...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Bursa Malaysia rebounded today with the key index closing firmly above the key 1,600 support level, propelled by bargain hunting after yesterday’s steep fall.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia joined the key Asian markets recovery as they notched gains of between 0.4% and 2.25% with Dialog, telcos, glove makers and Maybank underpinning the advance.
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HONG KONG, May 15 — Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks ended with healthy gains today as weak Chinese data saw investors bet on fresh stimulus, while they were also buoyed by positive comments from Donal...
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Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company and could prevent drivers from joining a union.