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Stripe partners with small business platform Xero for payment options [Press Release] Xero, the small business platform, today announced a partnership with Stripe to develop payment options that help...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose on the back of positive global market sentiment, boosted by optimism on US-China trade talks ahead of the G20 summit as well as Eurozone’s fresh stimulus si...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended the day on a firmer note, as fund buying of blue chips shore up the FBM KLCI while market sentiment was also boosted by the China-US trade talks and a wave of policy easing by central banks.
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HONG KONG, June 19 — Hong Kong stocks rallied more than two per cent today, fuelled by hopes for a trade breakthrough after Donald Trump said he would meet Xi Jinping at the G20 next week.
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SHANGHAI: China stocks closed higher on Wednesday as Washington and Beijing looked to rekindle trade talks and confirmed that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would meet later this month at the G20 summit.
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redONE has just introduced a data roaming product which allows you to enjoy multi-country roaming with a single SIM.
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Public hospitals in city already under fire over concerns leaks led police to arrest those injured while protesting against a contentious extradition bill. Software developer says A&E program carries huge risk and was built with an ‘intentional back door’ that allows anyone to access data while leaving no trace.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 ― Malaysia is among the emerging East Asian economies that saw the local currency bond market continue to expand over the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), despite trade conflic...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is among the emerging East Asian economies that saw the local currency bond market continue to expand over the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), despite trade conflicts and moderating global growth, said the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI piled on more gains moving into midday as investor sentiment rose on the possibility of a US rate cut later this week.
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BEIJING: Tesla Inc. is revamping its organization in Asia to put more focus on China as the company prepares to start manufacturing in the world’s largest electric-car market, people familiar with t...
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Survey finds 71% of locals polled experienced at least one symptom of social avoidance because of anxiety and depression. Project teaches confidence by providing virtual reality environments.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose at mid-morning today but at a quantum which apparently lags behind those in other Asian stock markets amid optimism on a potential US-China trade deal.
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GEORGE TOWN - They fly in, stuff themselves full of durians and fly out after a night's rest.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colon...
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HONG KONG, June 19 — Asian markets rallied today after Donald Trump hailed “very good” phone talks with Xi Jinping and said the two would meet at the G20 next week, renewing hopes of a deal to e...
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GEORGE TOWN: They fly in, stuff themselves full of durians and fly out after a night’s rest.
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SHOPLINE, the global smart commerce platform, has on June 18 announced the official expansion of its services to Malaysia following a soft launch earlier this year.
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I used to travel to Hong Kong on a monthly basis a few years ago when I was tasked to set up a specialist team there.
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Facebook announced its global cryptocurrency Libra will launch in 2020, making transactions with the cryptocurrency available through a subsidiary company called Calibra, which will live inside Facebo...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said she had heard the people "loud and clear" and apologised again for recent upheaval after some of the most violent protests in the city against an extraditio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): The FBM KLCI closed up 14.36 points or 0.88% today with Asian stock indices amid anticipation of the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision ahead of the conclusion of its ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed sharply higher in late trade on Tuesday as local funds picked up Hong Leong Bank, Tenaga Nasional and Axiata, in line with most of the key Asian markets except Japan's Nikkei 225.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam (above) apologised again today and said she had heard the people "loud and clear" after some of the most violent protests in the Chinese-ruled city against an extradition b...
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HONG KONG, June 18 — Hong Kong stocks ended up one per cent today, building on the previous day’s gains, as traders look ahead to a crucial meeting of the Federal Reserve.
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SHANGHAI: Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Tuesday, extending a rally from the previous session, aided by strong inflows from the mainland even as the protests subsided.
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TOKYO: Australia’s dollar slipped to a five-month low after minutes from the central bank’s latest policy meeting showed it is likely to lower interest rates again.
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Short-term rental management company GuestReady Group, co-founded by previous Foodpanda execs, raised US$6 million in a series A round co-led by Russia’s Impulse VC and Dubai-based VentureSouq. Ex...
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WESTPORTS Holdings Bhd is expecting double-digit growth in container volume this year as the reshuffling of global shipping alliances comes to an end.
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KUALA LUMPUR: FBM KLCI heavyweights were mostly positive in the morning session as they became targets of investor buying ahead of a possible rate cut by the US Federal Reserve later this week.
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TOKYO: The US government reported that China’s holdings of Treasuries fell to a two-year low, a slump that’s coincided with an escalation in tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
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US$21 billion. That’s the expected transaction value of Asia’s digital remittances this year.
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(June 18): Homebuyers in Hong Kong are looking at Malaysian property as second homes and for retirement, with Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru garnering a lot of interest because of affordable pri...
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SINGAPORE, June 18 — Singapore could enter a recession if trade tensions ratchet up further between America and China, economists warned as the country’s overall and electronic exports recorded on...
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TOKYO, June 18 — Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks today, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply conc...
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HONG KONG: China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue expectations for the year.
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GEORGE TOWN - Raising a sunken ship is no easy matter as the state has learned from the incident with the Xin Yi Yi. This Hong Kong vessel keeled over and has been lying on the seabed half-submerged...
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GEORGE TOWN: Raising a sunken ship is no easy matter as the state has learned from the incident with the Xin Yi Yi.
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Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-back...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Bursa Malaysia finished trading on an easier note today amid losses in selected blue chips, and in sync with most key regional bourses ahead of some central banks policy meet...
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong's securities regulator is reviewing how banks build books for equity and debt capital raisings, one of the city's top regulators said on Monday, warning about potential conflicts of interest.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Local fund buying of Tenaga Nasional, which was sold down recently, helped the FBM KLCI recoup most of its early losses amid a weaker broader market.
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In a show of solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong, a group of about 50Malaysians rallied in Kuala Lumpur today against the region's proposedextradition law with mainland China.However, police barre...
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HONG KONG stocks advanced after the government suspended a controversial extradition bill that spurred some of the city’s biggest protests in decades.
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TransferWise has successfully obtained a remittance license from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). With this license, TransferWise will launch remittances from Malaysia in 2019.
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US$21 billion. That’s the expected transaction value of Asia’s digital remittances this year.
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Alibaba Group Holding, operator of the world’s largest ecommerce platform, has applied to split its ordinary shares: part of a move to increase the flexibility of its capital raising activities, inc...
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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HONG KONG: China’s growth is in danger of slowing further after weakening in April and May, with monetary policy makers having fallen behind in applying stimulus, according to Deutsche Bank AG, which advises buying the nation’s bonds.
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HONG KONG, June 17 — UBS has lost a lead role on a US dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist’s use of “pi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says the entry of UK financial technology (fintech) firm TransferWise into the Malaysian market will help improve financ...
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HONG KONG: One of China’s biggest state-owned infrastructure companies excluded UBS Group AG from a bond deal after the bank’s global chief economist sparked a furor with his use of the phrase "Chinese pig.”
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HONG KONG: China shares eased on Monday amid economic and trade uncertainties, but losses were curbed by hopes for further policy support and ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
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HONG KONG: Ping An Insurance's OneConnect financial technology unit is leaning toward picking New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) in the hope of achieving a higher valuation, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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Thousands of protesters defied authorities and remained on the streets in Hong Kong early Monday morning (June 17) despite the permit for holding demonstrations expiring at midnight.The Hong Kong gove...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): The FBM KLCI was up 0.25% at the midday break today, lifted by select blue chips, but the broader market sentiment stayed negative.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional pulled the FBM KLCI into positive territory in Monday morning trade following a 56 sen jump to RM12.74.
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Hong Kong is the top destination for Chinese companies seeking to list their shares outside China so far this year, but it could face a challenge for initial public offerings from Shanghai’s new tec...
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Inmates could use the devices for email, e-learning, entertainment, and as a means of preparing for life in a technology-saturated world. Part of the ‘smart prison’ project to modernise correctional facilities, the idea has been backed by a prisoners’ rights concern group and a lawmaker.
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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong (above) walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the ci...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): The FBM KLCI traded range bound at mid-morning today, tracking shaky regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Offshore investors were back in selling mode on Bursa last week, according to MIDF Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Foreign funds dumped RM415.3 million of local equities on Bursa Malaysia last week, after having acquired RM350 million in the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment B...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): The FBM KLCI dipped in early trade, in line with tha back foot at regional markets, dragged by index-linked blue chips.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some buying of Tenaga Nasional and Petronas-linked stocks help support the cautious FBM KLCI early Monday while key Asian markets traded cautiously.
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Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam apologised to its people yesterday as an estimated one million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resigns over her handling of a bill that would allow citizen...
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(June 17): Asian stocks looked set to start Monday on the back foot ahead of a big week for central-bank policy.
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SHANGHAI: AirAsia Bhd and other regional budget airlines will face a new powerful competitor when China Eastern Airlines Company Ltd, one of the world’s Top 10 airline groups, expands its budget air travel to the Asian region outside China.
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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam to steps down.The rally took place a day after she suspended an...
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Jasmin (right), Lo (third right), geologist Samsul (fourth right), Stephen (fifth right) ispecting the Bukit Mantri gold mining site.
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Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests...
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I have seen many videos about the current situation in Hong Kong.
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With an escalating US trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extrad...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indefinitely delayed a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked violent protests in the ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) will be discussed at the upcoming parliament meeting, says Lim Guan Eng.
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BEIJING, June 15 — Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remar...
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LETTER | The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) strongly condemn police brutality during the peaceful protest against the extradition law amendments...
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Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam pl...
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THE video of two men, one said to be Datuk Seri Azmin Mohd Ali, in a compromising position is not the first and will not be the last to rock the Malaysian political scene.
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BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang Customs has found another 132 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT). State director Datuk Saidi Isma...
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The mass protests in Hong Kong this week are likely to have limited short-term impact on the city’s economic outlook, and a potentially more serious one on its long-term prospects.
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Lee Shau Kee has a net worth of US$30 (RM12.5) billion according to Forbes.com He started Henderson Land Development in 1976.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 -- Heads up, everyone!
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BUTTERWORTH: Penang Customs has found another 132 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT).
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MALAYSIAN singer-songwriter Eric Moo said singers can now stand on the world stage by making good use of the Internet, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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LONDON, June 14 — Oil prices rose again today in reaction to geopolitical tension, building on the previous day’s surge sparked by suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Customs Department today revealed that another 132 containers with plastic waste have been found at the Butterworth port, bringing the total number of containers with plastic waste to...
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Earlier this week, Telegram sent out a message on its official Twitter account, informing its users that the messaging service was experiencing a powerful DDoS attack.
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Hong Kong social media lit up on June 14 when protesters noticed Google’s translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion during a week that has seen the worst political violence to hit the city in decades.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): The FBM KLCI finished lower for the fourth straight day, as the market continued to undergo a correction after rallying last week.
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BENGALURU: Gold jumped more than 1% on Friday, surpassing the key $1,350 level for the first time since April last year, as a spur of weak economic data from both China and the United States, and political concerns in the Middle East raised safe-haven demand.
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HONG KONG: The Hong Kong stock market fell for the third straight session on Friday and pared of some its weekly gains, as China reported lacklustre industrial production data.
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SEBERANG PERAI, June 14 — Penang now has 397 containers filled with plastic waste imported from 12 different countries, the Penang Customs Department revealed today.
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HONG KONG: China stocks ended weaker on Friday, as investors kept a cautious stance ahead of data that was released after market hours, while U.S. tariff threats continued to weigh.
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Hong Kong’s tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations.
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Thousands of black-clad demonstrators braved tear gas and rain for 79 days in Hong Kong’s 2014 “Umbrella Movement”. The lessons of that agitation appear to have made the city’s protesters swifter and better prepared in some of their latest attempts to weather police action.
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LETTER | We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the high-handed approach by the Hong Kong government in dealing with the recent mass protests against the proposed extradition bi...
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s short-term borrowing costs haven’t been this high for a decade, and the impact is starting to show on the city’s financial markets.
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SINGAPORE: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.’s private bank is set to expand into Malaysia following its deal to acquire an investment firm in the Southeast Asian nation.
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HONG KONG, June 14 — Shares in firms linked to Chinese online retail titan Alibaba were mixed today a day after rallying on a report it had filed for a Hong Kong listing that could be the city’s b...