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Carlsberg Malaysia MD resigns after four months on the job
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd managing director (MD) Theodoros (Ted) Akiskalos has resigned from the company after just four months in the position, citing family reasons.
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Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business
Estonia's Bolt, a popular ride-sharing service in Eastern Europe and Africa, on Wednesday launched food delivery service in its home town of Tallinn, the nation's capital, and said it plans to roll out Bolt Food this year in South Africa, Latvia and Lithuania as well.
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Easy credit poses tough challenge for Russian economy
MOSCOW, Aug 18 — New machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough — users insert their passport and receive a small loan in a matter of minutes.
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A taxi ride from airport to city center in Europe costs €40 on average
A taxi ride from the Milan-Bergamo airport to the city centre costs almost RM500. PARIS: Travellers in Europe who prefer to take a taxi to reach the city centre spend average of €40 (RM187) to get t...
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Muslims and animal sacrifice during Eid
Every year, with the onset of haj and its accompanying Eid celebration, the issue of animal sacrifice becomes the focus of Muslim groups.
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EU lowers eurozone 2020 growth forecast
BRUSSELS, July 10 — The European Commission today slightly lowered its 2020 eurozone growth forecast, due to global trade tensions and political uncertainties, in particular the risk of a no deal Br...
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Faced with rising far right, Soros Foundations look West
George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, best known for funding civil rights activists across Eastern Europe and the developing world, are increasingly turning their attention to affluent western Eu...
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Uber rival Bolt relaunches in London after two years in exile
Uber Technologies Inc rival Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, has relaunched in London – nearly two years after its operating license was revoked by the city’s transit authority.
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IHH Healthcare 1Q net profit up 56% on stronger operational performance
KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): Global healthcare provider IHH Healthcare Bhd saw its net profit jump 56.4% to RM89.51 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) from RM57.24 million a year ago...
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Saudi’s Falih says oil stocks still building, but Opec to act if needed
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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Police smash ‘GozNym’ cybercrime network that stole US$100mil
Police in six countries have dismantled a complex cybercrime network that operated from Eastern Europe and fleeced victims – including small businesses and charities – of some US$100mil, Europe's police agency said on May 16.
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Dr M: Improved trade through Belt-Road will be for nought if terrorism, war remain prevalent
KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said international trade passages including China’s Belt-Road initiative will not reach their full potential if global terrorism and...
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Dr M in Beijing: Everyone will benefit from Belt and Road initiative
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has endorsed the Belt and Road initiative by China, saying everyone would benefit from the ease of travel and communication that it would bring about.
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Cover Story: ‘If you don’t have heart-ware, you won’t be able to succeed’
IHH Healthcare Bhd managing director and CEO Dr Tan See Leng is not an easy man to reach.
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Disney+ undercuts Netflix with US$7 price, launching costly battle
LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service will cost $7 a month when it debuts Nov. 12, a gambit that the entertainment giant can undercut Netflix Inc. in an increasingly crowded field.
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Telenor takes on Telia in Nordics with DNA deal
STOCKHOLM: Norwegian mobile operator Telenor ASA is buying a majority stake in Finnish phone company DNA Oyj for 1.5 billion euros (US$1.69bil), challenging rival Telia Co for dominance in the Nordic region.
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Global house prices, including in Malaysia, continue to moderate
KUALA LUMPUR (March 29): Global housing prices continue to moderate overall in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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A.S. Watson Group opens 15,000th store
SHAH ALAM (March 26): A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest and fastest growing international health and beauty retailer, celebrated an important milestone today as it opened its 15,000th store.
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Geely Drives Upwards In A Waning Chinese Market, Reports 18% Jump In Profits
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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A decade on, smartphone-like software finally heads to space
WASHINGTON, March 21 — Once a traditional satellite is launched into space, its physical hardware and computer software stay mostly immutable for the rest of its existence as it orbits the Earth, ev...
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Ted Akiskalos appointed new Carlsberg Malaysia MD
PETALING JAYA: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd has appointed Theodoros “Ted” Akiskalos (pic) as its managing director effective May 1 to replace Lars Lehmann who has been promoted to executive vice-president of Eastern Europe, Carlsberg A/S.
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Carlsberg Malaysia appoints Akiskalos managing director
PETALING JAYA: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd has appointed Theodoros (Ted) Akiskalos as managing director, succeeding Lars Lehmann who has been promoted as executive vice president, Eastern Europe of Carlsberg group, effective May 1.
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Ted Akiskalos is new MD of Carlsberg Malaysia from May 1
KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Ted Akiskalos has been appointed the managing director of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd effective May 1, replacing Lars Lehmann, who has been promoted to executive vice presi...
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Didi-backed Taxify rebrands to Bolt with eye on scooter deals
One of Uber Technologies Inc’s European rivals, Taxify OU, has brought its ride-hailing business under the same brand as its e-scooter arm, ahead of a year of expansion into new markets.
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Perfect day to get hitched for 25 couples
GEORGE TOWN: The saying goes that you can’t rush love but in the case of Lim Kok Jin and Tang Siew Kim, it took only 11 days for the couple to fall in love and decide to get hitched.
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Malaysia exploring new markets for palm oil: MPOC
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is consistently looking for new markets to promote palm oil while enhancing its existing markets with a focus on ASEAN countries this year, said chief executive officer of Malaysia...
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