Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 10:37 AM
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Topic: Hong Kong

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia extended yesterday’s gains to open higher today as market sentiment was lifted by higher regional equities.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): The FBM KLCI today closed 3.91 points or 0.23% higher in tandem with Asian share market gains as investors anticipated a breakthrough in China-US trade talks.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Bursa Malaysia ended the day higher, in line with regional stocks, as market sentiment was lifted by hopes that trade talks between China and the United States could reach an ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Manulife Asset Management Services Bhd is confident that its newly-launched Asia Total Return Bond Fund will be able to raise RM100 million in one to three months, as investors ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): Malaysia Airlines is offering great discounts via its Travelganza Deals with up to 25% off on airfares to all destinations on Malaysia Airlines’ network from today until Feb 2...
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TOKYO/HONG KONG: Japanese share buybacks have hit a record this fiscal year and are set to maintain the booming growth as cash-rich companies bow to pressure from investors and the government to boost returns and improve governance.
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The recent spate of revelations of senior government politicians falsifying and embellishing their education qualifications is pressuring the Prime Minister to take action.
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HONG KONG: China’s credit growth exceeded expectations in January amid a seasonal lending surge at the start of the year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Most Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are focusing on exporting their goods to markets beyond the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, FedEx Express’ latest research revea...
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Indonesian technology and financial services Finmas has launched its standalone mobile app.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): The FBM KLCI reversed earlier gains to end 0.01% lower, along with key Asian markets on Friday, amid foreign selling of local equities.
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In a time when Toyota Supras and Nissan Skyline GT-Rs and Mazda RX-7s - cars which were made in fairly large numbers - go for ridiculous money, we find someone who is selling an ultra rare car for pri...
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HONG KONG: Chinese investment in the U.S. biotechnology industry presents a risk to national security, potentially giving China’s government access to patient data that could be used to blackmail Americans, according to a report for a Congressional advisory commission.
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HONG KONG: Didi Chuxing will eliminate about 15 percent of its workforce or about 2,000 jobs, in one of the biggest rounds of cutbacks in China’s tech sector, people familiar with the matter said.
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PUTRAJAYA: The secretary to a senior Treasury official has been remanded for five days for allegedly accepting RM1.5 million in bribes.
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The Thailand Ministry of Energy has set 2023 as the nationwide implementation deadline to adopt the cleaner Euro 5 specification diesel fuel.   In a report by The Bangkok Post, the decision to carr...
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SEPANG: The word “lifestyle” may seem out of place at an airport, but it is exactly what Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) aims to inject into its five international airports in five years.
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Acer officially held a press conference for its Predator League tournament here in Bangkok, Thailand.
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By Hakim Hassan Masjid Jamek and the River of Life, in central Kuala Lumpur.
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Amid a collapse in the digital asset market in 2018, which saw Bitcoin lose 80 percent of its value, many investors have moved into stablecoins – the “holy grail” of cryptocurrencies.
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LGBT+ video-streaming platform GagaOoLala, which calls itself Asia’s “gay Netflix,” plans to expand to India this year.
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Customers in Hong Kong have accused fitness startup ClassPass of hiking their rates without warning.
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HONG KONG: The most robust rally Asian stocks have seen in more than a year is about to face its stiffest challenge yet.
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THE continuity of mass rapid transit projects is vital for Gamuda Bhd to retain its highly skilled workforce who are trained to operate tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in difficult and complex undergrou...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): Berjaya Assets Bhd and Paradigm Sports Management's president Audie Attar have joined the Legend Fighting Championship (FC) as founding board members ahead of the organisation's...
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HONG KONG, Feb 14 — Hong Kong’s port, which once vied with rival Singapore for global dominance, has slipped out of the world’s top five busiest shipping container terminals for the first time, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Malaysia's balance of payments recorded a higher surplus of RM33.5 billion last year compared to 2017, contributed by better surplus in goods account and lower deficit in ser...
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HONG KONG: The yuan is entering a critical period after posting its second-best monthly advance ever, with analysts sounding caution as a new round of China-US trade talks gets underway.
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Venture capital fund All-Stars Investment has raised US$500 million to expand its portfolio of startups.
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LONDON, Feb 13 — Stock markets jumped today on hopes of a breakthrough in the US-China trade war.
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PARIS, Feb 13 — Sales of French wine and spirits to China fell last year, industry figures showed today, in a further sign that a Chinese economic slowdown is hitting consumption.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The FBM KLCI slipped 2.11 points or 0.13% to close at 1,685.30 today after investors appeared to have sidelined big capitalisation (big cap) stocks in favour of smaller plays.
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HONG KONG: Chinese shares jumped on Wednesday, rising for a fourth straight session, after U.S.President Donald Trump suggested the deadline for Beijing and Washington to strike a trade deal could be pushed back.
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TOKYO, Feb 13 — Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed at a two-month high today, tracking gains on Wall Street as fears about a US-China trade war and another US government shutdown eased.
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HONG KONG: The big stock-market winners in China’s technology hub of Shenzhen aren’t artificial intelligence and semiconductor companies. They’re farmers.
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Beacon Venture Capital, a Thailand-based corporate VC firm under local major bank Kasikornbank, led a US$6.5 million pre-series A funding round for homegrown financial intelligence platform Jitta.
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This week, Tech in Asia Jobs features tech startups that are hiring in Southeast Asia.
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HONG KONG: UBS Group AG reduced the 2018 bonus pool for its investment bankers in Asia by about 8% after a slump in equity offerings last quarter hurt fees, according to people familiar with the matter.
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PETALING JAYA: Lack of collaboration by Hong Kong authorities is stalling the investigation into the two Scorpene submarine deal made during the tenure Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak as defence minister...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): The FBM KLCI today closed 1.15 points or 0.07% lower as investors stayed cautious amid a new round of China-US trade talks.
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PETALING JAYA: The lawyer representing rights group Suaram in the corruption complaint linked to Malaysia’s purchase of the Scorpene submarines from France said investigations into the deal have hit...
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For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations – but crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and transforming once quaint pockets of the bustling metropolis.
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HONG KONG, Feb 12 — As the Chinese territory of Macau marks 20 years since its handover from Portuguese rule, slower mainland economic growth, a weaker yuan and a simmering trade war threaten to der...
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Peter Kammerer says people who worry about being spied on should open their eyes to the many Western tech innovations now ubiquitous in their lives. By fuelling mistrust, Trump is impeding scientific cooperation critical to social progress
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PETALING JAYA (Feb 12): The investigation into the two Scorpene submarine deal in France during Datuk Seri Najib Razak's tenure as Defense Minister is being stalled due to the absence of Hong Kong's a...
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FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup focused on issuing, market making, and trading of digital assets, has raised an undisclosed amount in its seed funding round.
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HONG KONG, Feb 12 — Asian shares were mostly up today as investors watched key US-China trade talks aimed at averting punitive tariffs which could slow the global economy, and a weak yen boosted exp...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade this morning, weighed by select blue chips.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Chinese New Year holidays may be over but the celebrations are ongoing as many families and friends gather to celebrate the day of Yan Yat (everybody’s birthday in Cantonese).
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NEW YORK, Feb 12 — Global stocks mostly rose yesterday as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks while the dollar gained on the euro for the sixth straight session.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): BookDoc, a medtech startup, is not only celebrating its third anniversary, but has also grown by leaps and bounds in recording 700 per cent growth and continues to spread its wi...
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ALSID, which provides a proactive solution to anticipate cyber-attacks on Active Directory infrastructures, announces the opening of its regional head office in Hong Kong, as well as a technical deliv...
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NEW YORK, Feb 11 — Apple Inc iPhone sales in China fell 20 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, while sales for smartphones made by home-grown rival Huawei soared by 23 per cent, dat...
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PETALING JAYA (Feb 11): The recently-launched National Housing Policy 2.0 (NHP 2.0) is great but thorough research is required before each key action plan is implemented, said Knight Frank Malaysia m...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): TPG, a global alternative asset firm, has raised over US$4.6 billion in commitments through its latest Asian focused private equity fund, TPG Capital Asia VII.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The FBM KLCI closed up 2.04 points or 0.12% at 1,688.56 on bargain hunting and after Malaysian equities tracked China share gains amid a new round of China-US trade talks.
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HONG KONG, Feb 11 — Asian stocks saw gains today as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks aimed at averting fresh tariff escalations.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Renewed hopes for a positive round of US-China trade talks saw China and Hong Kong markets and Bursa Malaysia close on a firmer note on Monday.
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HONG KONG: Investors should prepare for unprecedented opportunities in emerging markets over the next year as new entrants including Saudi Arabia and China’s domestic shares are added to global indexes in what UBS Group AG calls "relatively seismic shifts.”
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Drivers caught using their cars to work for illegal ride-hailing apps such as Uber should have their vehicles seized the moment they are charged, the transport sector representative in Hong Kong’s legislature proposed on Monday.
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HONG KONG (Feb 11): A potential deal between Maxis and Astro could be a source of investor optimism but in the absence of a common delivery platform and in-house content, there are limited areas to re...
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HONG KONG (Feb 11): RHB Bank Berhad has mandated RHB Investment Bank, Credit Suisse and HSBC as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners for a proposed USD denominated Reg S senior note offering, acc...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — Putrajaya should not require rent-to-own property from its National Housing Policy to only be resold to the government, said the Knight Frank consultancy.
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If you have attended a Malaysian football league match, chances are you would have sat among or seen people smoking in the stands, with your feet surrounded by “kuaci” strewn all over.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The FBM KLCI erased its earlier gains at mid-morning today, in line with the cautious regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): The FBM KLCI edged up cautiously, tracking regional markets, lifted by gains including at Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank).
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Government wants to double fines and the length of suspensions for drivers. Legislators variously say officials bowing to cabby pressure and failing to get with the times.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — Malay Mail lost one of its pioneer journalists from the post-Merdeka era today Peter Moss died today after battling respiratory illness the past two weeks.
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Ever wondered if a home of 160 sq ft is enough for a couple?
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When the property market is getting too hot to handle, the government steps in with cooling measures.
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Police in Singapore have raided the local offices of Wirecard after an employee at the German fintech firm alleged that fellow staff were responsible for “forgery” and “accounting irregularities...
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GENEVA: Ahead of Automobili Pininfarina’s global reveal of its revolutionary Battista electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show, the company has announced details of the first phase of retail speci...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): The FBM KLCI erased a portion of gains it made in the previous day (Thursday) to end 0.41% lower today, due to worries over the US-China trade dispute, as investors question the ...
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HONG KONG, Feb 8 — Asian stocks fell today following losses on Wall Street as fresh doubts emerged over the prospects for US-China trade talks and global growth outlook.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Bursa Malaysia stayed lower at mid-afternoon, dragged by continuous selling in selected heavyweights led by Tenaga and KLK, dealers said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 ― Shares on Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session easier and in line with most peers in the Asia Pacific region.
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HONG KONG: China Evergrande Group is in talks to buy a building in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai area owned by Malaysian government, Ming Pao reports, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.
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Please do not believe property prices will always go up unless we are buying and keeping it for a very long time.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.35% in early trade this morning, tracking regional markets, weighed by losses at selected index-linked stocks.
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Going cashless may be all the rage in mainland China and places chasing “smart nation” targets, but for now at least, hard cash still rules in Hong Kong.
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SINGAPORE and Hong Kong are often seen competing for the title of Asia's most important financial hub.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Bursa Malaysia closed higher across the board today, boosted by positive buying momentum by investors who returned to the market after the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, deal...
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HONG KONG: An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude jolted 129km north west of Kota Ternate, Indonesia on Thursday, the United States (US) Geological Survey (USGS) said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Bursa Malaysia remained higher at mid-afternoon with investors continuing their buying spree in selected heavyweights and index-linked stocks, after the Chinese New Year holida...
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HONG KONG (Feb 5): It boasts a gym, pool, gallery, beauty salon and helipad — not to mention space for sleeping 22 guests — and it’s up for sale at around half its purchase price.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew (pix) today said she had instructed the Sabah Tourism Board to investigate tour companies operating illegally at ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew (pix) today said she had instructed the Sabah Tourism Board to investigate tour companies operating illegally at ...
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THERE was frenzied buying of Mesiniaga Bhd shares following news that the company had secured a contract worth RM1.9 billion to manage a submarine cable that will be built to connect Hong Kong and Mal...
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HONG KONG (Feb 5): Chinese communities began welcoming the Year of the Pig today, ushering in the Lunar New Year with prayers, family feasts and shopping sprees after embarking on the world’s large...
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Notable filings BETWEEN Jan 14 and 12, among the more notable shareholding changes  in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia was at KUB Malaysia Bhd.
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HONG KONG: Japanese insurance companies have spent more than US$50bil on acquisitions over the past five years to become the world’s second-largest buyer of insurance assets, and the deals spree won’t be slowing down any time soon.
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HONG KONG: It boasts a gym, pool, gallery, beauty salon and helipad — not to mention space for sleeping 22 guests — and it’s up for sale at around half its purchase price.
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THERE was much objection and scepticism following Hong Kong actress Christy Chung’s revelation that she consumed nothing but oil during the 11-day detox programme.
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Police are open to the idea of putting up a reward for information that can lead to the arrest of fugitive businessperson Jho Low.
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It is expected to be a relatively quiet week with Bursa Malaysia closed from the Monday afternoon session until Wednesday for Chinese New Year.
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HONG KONG: Acquisitive Chinese luxury apparel firm Shandong Ruyi Group is planning an initial public offering for The Lycra Co., maker of the elastic material used in yoga pants and skinny jeans.
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HONG KONG: Tencent-backed Maoyan Entertainment, China’s biggest movie-ticketing platform by sales, fell 2.7 percent in its Hong Kong stock debut on Monday, the latest in a string of weak starts among Chinese tech firms listing in the financial hub.
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SUBANG JAYA • There is an increasing trend of Malaysians being used to transport drugs, with some of them taking up the roles voluntarily to get cash, said the country's top narcotics chief.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The number of Malaysians becoming drug mules has increased as the figures reveal an alarming rise last year, according to Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department deputy direc...
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The number of Malaysians becoming drug mules has increased as the figures reveal an alarming rise last year, Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department deputy director Zulkifli Ali said today...