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Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing EU antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions.
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Google and Amazon will have to tell companies how they rank products on their platforms while Facebook and other tech firms will have to be more transparent about their terms and conditions under new EU rules approved on April 17.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI extended losses today after closing down 1.17 points or 0.07% at 1,619.73 as investors evaluated the depreciating ringgit's impact on Malaysian financial markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Malaysia and other Southeast Asian nations stand to benefit more from a robust maritime trade route with China through it’s One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI), said Prime ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI fell 0.59% at the midday break today, tracking regional markets, dragged by losses including at Public Bank Bhd and Maxis Bhd.
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STRASBOURG: The European Commission’s push for a wifi-based standard for cars backed by Volkswagen took a big step forward on Wednesday after EU lawmakers endorsed wifi over 5G technology promoted b...
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NEW YORK: Jaguar's electric I-Pace has been named the best car of 2019, winning the British luxury brand the top prize in three categories of the influential World Car Awards at the New York car show.
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It’s the Ford Mustang and there could be no greater gift to celebrate the Mustang’s 55th anniversary today as the world’s best-selling sports coupe of 2018 with a total of 113,066 units sold las...
Ford Mustang | IHS Markit | Europe | The Mustang | Ford | V8s | UK | United States | Volvo | Malaysia | 2015 | 2019 | 5 | 195 | 2018 | 113 | 066 | 6 | 55 | 2 | 323 | 75 | 842 | 2 | 300 | 2017 | 27 | 500 | 000 | 4 | 146 | 2015 | 2019 | 2017 | 2018
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At the opening of the New York International Auto Show, Jaguar Land Rover was also awarded, for the very first time, the World Green Car award for the Jaguar I-PACE. Winning the 2019 World Car Design ...
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TOKYO, April 18 ― Asian shares slipped today after losses on Wall Street but trade was subdued as investors awaited business surveys in Europe and largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of the long E...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory at mid-morning today as investors remain spooked by concerns over the potential downgrade of Malaysian bonds by global index provid...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI fell 0.32% in early trade this morning, dragged by losses including at Malayan banking Bhd (Maybank), Public Bank Bhd and Petronas-linked stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Negative news continued to weigh on investors’ confidence as the FBM KLCI continued to slide below the lowest level since December 2016, with Maybank, Hong Leong Bank and Public Bank bearing the punishment.
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With a roster of retro classics spanning Final Fight and Mega Man to Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers, the Capcom Home Arcade is due October 2019.
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LONDON, April 18 ― Britain's FTSE 100 was off its six-month high as a fall in miners over Vale's plans to reopen a major Brazilian mine offset gains in banks after upbeat data from China, while Bunz...
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Tokyo: Nippon Paint Holdings Co agreed to buy Australia’s DuluxGroup Ltd for A$3.8bil (US$2.7bil) in cash, giving it access to the country’s No. 1 sales channel for paints and coatings, as well as sealants, adhesives, garage doors, cabinets and architectural hardware.
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AFTER a turnaround last year, ACE Market-listed box-build manufacturer K-One Technology Bhd is banking on its newly-acquired cloud computing business to shore up its financial performance.
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LONDON/SYDNEY: World stocks inched higher after a raft of Chinese data beat expectations on Wednesday and though benchmark bond yields and the Aussie dollar did the same, Europe struggled to join in.
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While Sony and Sega have followed the footsteps of Nintendo in the art of nostalgia-baiting by launching miniature versions of their classic consoles, Capcom has decided to do it in a different way.
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How much are customers willing to pay for Netflix?
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Qualcomm Inc, BMW AG, and Deutsche Telekom AG are facing off against car-markers including Volkswagen AG, Renault SA and Volvo Group over how automobiles talk to each other.
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BERLIN, April 17 — Berlin is set to further lower its economic growth forecast today as Europe's largest economy cools off, but ministers are unlikely to bend to foreign demands to boost activity wi...
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (April 17): One of the architects who helped restore Windsor Castle after a devastating fire said a shortage of craftsmen could hold up the reconstruction of Notre-Dame. "The su...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― With a roster of retro classics spanning Final Fight and Mega Man to Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers, the Capcom Home Arcade is due October 2019 and packs a combination ...
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If you have watched the preview of Paul Krugman’s online classes, you would have noticed that he stresses the fact that — contrary to common belief — economics is not about money.
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LONDON, April 17 — Italian stocks and government bonds sold off yesterday after a Bank of Italy official said the country's deficit would rise to 3.4 per cent of GDP in 2020 — thereby breaching Eu...
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At least two people were killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said today as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to se...
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LONDON, April 17 — British finance minister Philip Hammond plans to attend meetings in China to discuss the country's centrepiece international economic plans later this month, his department said.
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WASHINGTON, April 17 — US and Japanese negotiators opened the first round of trade talks on Monday in the latest front in President Donald Trump's aggressive, multi-pronged strategy to address “ch...
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BEIJING/DETROIT: It took one 330km trip from Chongqing to Chengdu in his Nio ES8, a seven-seater all-electric SUV, for its owner Wang Haichun to be consumed with buyer’s remorse.
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MILAN, April 16 — Italy’s competition authority said today it had opened an investigation into Amazon for possible abuse of its dominant position in online commerce and logistics.
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ZURICH, April 16 — Switzerland will sign an accord backing China’s Belt and Road Initiative when President Ueli Maurer visits China this month, cementing ties with a major trading partner as other...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) settled lower today amid an overall cautious market, in contrast to the regional markets.
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BERLIN, April 16 — Shares in Lufthansa tumbled as markets opened today before rebounding, after Europe’s largest airline group blamed a steep first-quarter operating loss on rising fuel prices.
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LONDON, April 16 — Europe’s main stock markets firmed in opening trade today.
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With China's appetite for electric vehicles growing at an exponential rate (and properly implemented government incentives in tandem), it makes sense for manufacturers to develop electric vehicles fo...
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Volvo vehicles across Europe will soon have the ability to communicate and warn each other of slippery road conditions or road hazards that may lie up ahead.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Bursa Malaysia says the T+2 settlement cycle will be launched on April 29, following consultation with relevant industries and stakeholders.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia Bhd has announced that the T+2 settlement cycle will launch on April 29 this year.
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WASHINGTON, April 16 — US and Japanese negotiators opened the first round of trade talks yesterday in the latest front in President Donald Trump’s aggressive, multi-pronged strategy to address “...
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GOTHENBURG: Volvo Cars is making its groundbreaking, industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety.
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Winterkorn. — Reuters FRANKFURT/BERLIN: German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn with fraud on Monday over his role in the carmaker’s manipulation of diesel emissions te...
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Audi has taken the wraps off the new S6, S6 Avant, and S7 Sportback with new fresh looks, new engine, as well as new tech.
EPC | S6 | Audi | S7 Sportback | TDI | MHEV | Europe | BAS | V6 | MHEV | S6 Sedan | 10 | 48 | 5.0 | 600 | 700 | 48 | 450 | 349 | 48 | 2.9 | 5.1
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal hopes that The United States will remove Malaysia from the ‘K’ list of potential kidnapping in the state’s east coas...
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PETALING JAYA: The black metal concert organiser has announced the cancellation of Devouror's performance in Malaysia, scheduled on Easter Sunday (April 21).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Singapore black metal band Devouror’s planned debut concert here this weekend has been cancelled following complaint from the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM), its or...
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Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union's US$1tril (RM4.12tril) creative industries.
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FRANKFURT, April 15 — Prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig said today they were pressing criminal charges against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn in connection with the...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah hopes to see the United States remove Malaysia from its "K" list of potential kidnapping risks in the state's east coast, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings lowered its crude palm oil (CPO) price forecast to an average of RM2,200 and RM2,400 a tonne in 2019 from RM2,300 and RM2,500 previously.
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EU countries are set to agree an overhaul of the bloc's two-decade old copyright rules next week, requiring Google to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook to filter out protected content, despite increasing opposition from some governments.
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Facebook Inc suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Citi and Schroders have launched a digital tool, investIQ, on the Citi Wealth platform in selected markets across Asia, including Malaysia, Middle East and Europe.
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LONDON, April 15 — A growing number of large British-based businesses are prioritising cashflow, fearing a downturn, as their view of the long-term economic impact of Brexit has darkened to its most...
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STOCKHOLM: In the country that gave the world teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, shame connected with travelling on airplanes that guzzle fossil fuels may now be having a real impact on travel patterns.
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PETALING JAYA: National carmakers Proton and Perodua look set to dominate sales over their foreign counterparts in the first quarter of this year, as more drivers traded their cars for more competitively-priced, local sport-utility vehicles (SUVs).
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NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications Ltd has denied it received favourable treatment by France in settling a tax dispute at a time when it was negotiating to become Dassault Aviation SA’s partner for a contract to sell fighter jets to India.
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MUMBAI, April 14 — India’s beleaguered Jet Airways was staring at a fresh crisis today as hundreds of pilots and other top staff threatened to go on strike over unpaid salaries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Experts in the palm oil industry have urged Malaysia to avoid a trade war but instead look at rebranding, increasing yields and extending the life span of oil palms.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Before you toss your mobile phone in the bin after trying unsuccessfully to get on Facebook or send messages on WhatsApp, know that you are among the millions around the wor...
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Facebook Inc's social networking site is inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com, a website which monitors outages.
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TOKYO, April 14 — As optimism grows that the United States and China are nearing a trade deal, Japan kicks off its own negotiations with Washington from tomorrow, hoping to resolve some of the issue...
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The OnePlus 7 is expected to be announced sometime next month.
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AS the weather warms up in the Northern Hemisphere from a bitter winter, there is concern that the world is moving towards a synchronised global slowdown. This is a massive contrast to only a year ago, when the consensus was optimistic of a synchronised global recovery.
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NEW YORK, April 13 ― Global stocks rose on Friday after JP Morgan's results kicked off the US corporate earnings season in style, while signs of stabilisation in China's economy helped riskier asset...
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WASHINGTON, April 13 ― The risk that global economic growth could slow more than expected spurred a call yesterday from top finance officials for countries to overcome trade differences and opt for ...
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Advertisement Supported by By Alexandra Stevenson BEIJING — China has been accused of saddling countries with billions of dollars of debt by building rail lines, highways and other expensive project...
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LONDON, April 12 — Signs of a stabilisation in China's giant economy and a soggy dollar helped oil markets cement their best run for more than three years today, though stocks weren't buoyed much af...
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LETTER | We were all distraught with what happened in New Zealand.
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HONG KONG, April 12 — Asian markets were mixed today as a volatile week drew to a close with investors preparing for the start of the corporate earnings season.
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Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange's citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilize the Andean nation's government, after years o...
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APRIL 12 — I recently cycled 40 minutes in 33-degree weather just to save RM6 on parking when I went to a government clinic to collect my medication.
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(April 12): Asian stocks were poised for modest gains Friday after data showed the U.S. economy remains on solid footing.
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PARIS, April 11 — Global wine output rose to near-record highs in 2018 after a sharp rebound from a poor harvest the previous year, though consumption stopped growing, the International Organisation...
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FRANKFURT, April 11 — Commerzbank’s supervisory board chairman on today dismissed reports of board dissatisfaction with its chief executive as irresponsible and unfounded.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11):  The FBM KLCI closed down 15.23 points or 0.93% at 1,624.23 on foreign selling as US-Europe trade tension and slower global economic growth concerns hit Asian stock markets.
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HONG KONG, The pound held its gains today after Britain and its EU partners agreed to once again extend the deadline for Brexit, days before the cut-off for avoiding an economically calamitous no-deal...
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FRANKFURT: Germany’s IPO market could hardly have got off to a worse start to the year, but that hasn’t dulled the appetite for stock-market listings -- at least among the candidates themselves.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional pulled the FBM KLCI lower after falling 44 sen to a two-year low of RM12.14.
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Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests' booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, according to research released by Symantec Corp on April 10.
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LONDON: Tesco Plc, the UK’s largest retailer, maintained its profitability target for the current financial year as it uses its buying power to hold down prices.
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LONDON: Network International shares surged in London trading after the payments processor raised £1.1bil (US$1.4bil) in an initial public offering that’s the biggest listing in Europe so far this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd does not foresee additional price increases for its products this year.
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PETALING JAYA: Felda will formulate a new business model whereby the government manages the settlers’ land through a long-term rental arrangement. And cash crops would be planted, all aimed at generating higher incomes for the settlers.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment jumped 14% year-on-year in 2018 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion from $56.62 billion in 2017, according to the US-bas...
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MOSCOW, April 10 — Energy giant Shell today announced that it is leaving the joint project it was developing with Gazprom in Russia, following the Russian gas company’s decision to alter its confi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd does not intend to raise prices any further for the rest of this year, following a 6.2% price hike from this month due to rising costs.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The FBM KLCI closed down 2.48 points or 0.15% today at 1,639.46 after an overnight decline in US shares amid US-Europe trade tension and after the International Monetary Fund ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Bursa Malaysia ended lower for two consecutive days today amid selling in key heavyweights on risk aversion due to external factors.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 — Two out of three hotel websites inadvertently leak guests’ booking details and personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics companies, accordin...
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LONDON, April 10 — Europe’s main stock markets steadied in opening trade today, before the EU’s crucial Brexit summit and the European Central Bank’s latest interest rate decision.
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LONDON: Tesco Plc, the U.K.’s largest retailer, maintained its profitability target for the current financial year as it uses its buying power to hold down prices.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at the midday break today, but broader sentiment stayed tepid in line with the generally weaker regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI slipped 4.69 points by midday break to 1,637.25 as global equities pulled back on growing trade tensions between the US and Europe.
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AirTrunk, one of the region’s top-funded startups, just secured over US332 million in debt financing to bankroll its expansion in Singapore.
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TOKYO, April 10 — Asian shares slipped from eight-month highs today as the International Monetary Fund lowered its global growth outlook and as tensions over tariffs between the United States and Eu...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The FBM KLCI fell 0.35% at mid-morning today as concerns of a global economic slowdown re-emerged and dragged regional markets.
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TOKYO, April 10 — The safe-haven yen held most of its recent gains today as investor caution prevailed due to fresh global trade tensions and as the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global...
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European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain’s abi...
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 ― Obstacle clearing games Clean Road and Stack Ball become top five free game downloads on app store charts around the world, while Run Race 3D wins an international audience...