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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) hopes that national car manufacturer, Proton can set up a fabrication factory in Sabah.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): A recent report by The Edge Malaysia stated that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) owns “about a dozen buildings and shoplots, which are or were occupied” by GCH Retail (M)...
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An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who was detained in China’s border city of Shenzhen amid accusations of outside interference in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong was released on ...
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Luxury brands are able to command a super huge premium over non-luxury brands.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade higher next week on the back of bullish divergence.
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Hong Kong’s airport and the roads and railways leading to it were operating normally early on Saturday despite plans by protesters to implement a “stress test” of transport links to the aviation...
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A REPORTER from China Press had a close shave with a 4m-long crocodile while trying to take pictures of the reptile along the Sungai Malim riverbank in Melaka.
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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank would "act as appropriate" to keep the U.S. economy healthy in a deteriorating global...
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Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks are poised for their worst quarter since 2015 and corporate earnings are unlikely to save them.
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Singapore-based blockchain startup Terra has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Hong Kong blockchain investor HashKey Capital, an affiliate of fintech company HashKey Group.
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Google on Aug 22 said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank, Sime Plantation and Tenaga Nasional led the FBM KLCI to a higher close on Friday as buying interest picked up in afternoon but overall trading...
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HONG KONG: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies said on Friday its business has been less impacted by U.S. trade restrictions than the company had...
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NEW YORK: After years of longing, Hasbro Inc. can finally call itself a full-fledged entertainment company.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was en route to ending the week above the 1,600 mark after making little headway over the week ahead of US Federal Reserve...
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Hong Kong: Hong Kong housing rents are set to decline as anti-government protests continue to rock the city.
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HONG KONG, Aug 23 — Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end to “all forms of white te...
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HONG KONG, Aug 23 — Hong Kong shares ended the week with a healthy rise today as investors look ahead to a key speech later in the day by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell hoping for hints at furth...
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Hong Kong is bracing for more anti-government demonstrations and a "stress test" of its international airport this weekend, as protests in the Asian financial hub show no signs of abating and diplomat...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The FBM KLCI clawed back at the midday break to reverse its earlier loss and reclaim the 1,600-point level, despite the muted regional markets.
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 23): The Penang Government did not pay a single sen for the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) project, State Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman, Jagde...
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TOKYO, Aug 23 ― Asian shares struggled to make any headway today as weak US manufacturing activity and uncertainty over how much further the Federal Reserve would cut rates added to the general air ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at mid-morning Friday and crossed the 1,600-point level, while regional markets remained shaky.
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Hong Kong’s financial markets are in one of their most volatile periods in years, and signs of a turnaround are few and far between.
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PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at the terminal four hours before ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The FBM KLCI gave up its gains from Thursday early this morning and fell 0.44% against the backdrop of mixed regional markets, weighed by select index-linked blue chips.
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Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a “stress test” of the city’s international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at th...
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PETALING JAYA: Passengers departing from the KL International Airport (KLIA) are advised to reach the airport four hours before their flight departure time as systems disruption has yet to be resolved.
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Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service had disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests,...
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GEORGE TOWN: Unrest in Hong Kong that paralysed the island’s airport is to blame for the hiccup in Penang’s quest to implement smart parking, says Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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SEPANG: In an unforeseen first-ever disruption of its airport management system, the operations of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) came to a halt for hours, with scores of flights delayed and passengers left stranded and frustrated.
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(Aug 23): Stocks in Asia looked set for a muted Friday start after a lackluster U.S. session that saw traders adopt a cautious stance before Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s address at the Jack...
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WASHINGTON: Federal Reserve officials viewed their interest-rate cut last month as insurance against headwinds from the trade war and low inflation – reasons that look even sharper as they move toward their meeting in September.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 22): The Penang Government did not pay a single sen for the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) project, State Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman, Jagde...
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ABILLIONVEG, a social impact platform powering the plant-based movement, has today announced that it has secured US$2 million (RM8.36 million) in seed funding led by California based venture fund 500 ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) expects to resolve the systems disruption in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 by tomorrow morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): The temporary systems disruption at the main terminal of the KL International Airport (KLIA) has affected the credit card transactions at retail and food and beverage (F&B) outl...
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For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy
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An employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, China's state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday.
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HONG KONG, Aug 22 — Asian markets stuttered today but dealers remain wary following the release of Federal Reserve minutes that provided a mixed bag, with a speech by its chair at the end of the wee...
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Employees warned about what they do in and out of work hours as staff details are leaked by pro-government group on Telegram app. Carrier even tells staff not to discuss anti-government protests during preflight briefings.
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Beijing’s propaganda drive is facing increased scrutiny after recent crackdown by social media giants. Accounts show that China’s Internet regulator agreed a contract worth almost US$1mil with People’s Daily while hundreds of state media ads are running on Facebook.
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The temporary systems disruption at the main terminal of the KL International Airport (KLIA) has affected credit card transactions at the retail and food and beverage (F&B) outlets, said Malaysia Airp...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): The temporary systems disruption at the main terminal of the KL International Airport (KLIA) has affected the credit card transactions at retail and food and beverage (F&B) outl...
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SYDNEY: Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa programme from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory, migration lawyers told Reuters.
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HONG KONG: HSBC Holdings Plc, the bank that shook up its senior leadership this month, is considering a bid for Asian operations being sold by Aviva Plc as it seeks ways to diversify its business in the region, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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HONG KONG: China’s yuan dropped to its weakest since March 2008 as uncertainty over the trade dispute with the US persists.
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SEPANG: Scores of flights were delayed Thursday after both terminals of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) experienced temporary systems disruption.
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TOKYO, Aug 22 — China’s yuan fell to an 11-year low against the dollar today due to worries about an economic slowdown, prompting Chinese state-owned banks to support the currency in the forwards ...
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GEORGE TOWN, August 22 — The Penang state government today blamed the unrest in Hong Kong for the stock of smart parking sensors which that was left stranded at the country's airport.
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SEPANG (Aug 22): A score of flights were delayed Thursday after both terminals of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) experienced temporary systems disruption.
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HONG KONG, Aug 22 — Hong Kong shares sank this morning as nervous investors await a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the week.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia firmed up slightly ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium in the US that is due to start later tonight.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong-based Bank of East Asia Ltd (BEA) posted a 75% slump in first-half net profit after it wrote down loans in mainland China because of a downturn in commercial property markets outside China’s top cities.
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Some of Hong Kong’s biggest banks published full-page newspaper advertisements on Thursday calling for the preservation of law and order in the Chinese territory and condemning violence, as weeks of...
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This article is co-written by Celia Chen.
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SINGAPORE: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) is in talks with companies including Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) about seeking one of the city-state’s planned virtual bank licences, according to sources.
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HONG KONG, Aug 22 — Hong Kong stocks started today with small gains following a positive lead from Wall Street and more upbeat comments from Donald Trump regarding trade talks with China.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): The FBM KLCI nudged higher this morning in line with the slight gains at regional markets, but was seen trading range bound.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Bursa Malaysia rebounded to open higher today tracking overnight gains of global indices as the latest data shows retail purchasing in the US remains in positive territory.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment research has downgraded N2N Connect Bhd to hold from buy with a reduced fair value of 70 sen a share from 73 sen previously, as it slashed FY19F-FY21F forecasts by 14-15%.
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SINGAPORE: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd expects “significant impact” on its revenue from August and beyond as travel demand gets affected by the months-long protests in Hong Kong.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Manufacturers are bracing for slower growth in the second half of 2019, in light of the economic uncertainties that are expected to persist for the remainder of the year.
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PETALING JAYA: Beijing’s master plan to develop Shenzhen into a world-class model city in six to 15 years is an answer to the US trade aggression on China and Hong Kong’s current political crisis,...
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SINGAPORE: Ho Ching, who is married to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, took to Facebook to defend her husband’s pay, which looks higher than those of many government leaders.
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Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student.
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PETALING JAYA: More wealthy property buyers from Hong Kong are looking to Malaysia as a possible second home as the special administrative region of China struggles with widespread protests.
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(Aug 22): Stocks in Asia were set for modest gains Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting did little to alter expectations for more rate cuts.
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HONG KONG: China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15bil listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, sources told Reuters.
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KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Konger have snapped up about 200 apartments in the past two months at a sprawling housing development in Malaysia, two estate agents said, a sign that some Hong...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Prada’s retail store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, will close when its lease expires in June 2020.
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 21): A few years ago, Hong Kong citizens shirked from the idea of spending their golden years in mainland China, when the government tried to encourage its elderlies to move to reti...
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Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba has delayed its up to US$15 billion Hong Kong listing due to a lack of financial and political stability in the financial hub, Reuters reports, citing two people famil...
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Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc’s move to close accounts that the companies said were backed by China and attempting to manipulate news about the protests in Hong Kong drew swift backlash from Chinese state media and Internet users.
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KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG (Aug 21): Hong Kong citizens have snapped up about 200 apartments in the past two months at a sprawling housing development in Malaysia, two estate agents said, a sign that some...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Hong Kong citizens have snapped up about 200 apartments in the past two months at a sprawling housing development in Malaysia, two estate agents said, a sign that some Hong Ko...
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HONG KONG, Aug 21 — Equities stuttered in Asia today as investors took a step back after recent gains, with focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed on a weak note on Wednesday as late selling of CIMB and Petronas Gas dragged the FBM KLCI deeper into the red while key Asian markets were mixed.
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A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Property consultants have revealed that interest in the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme has increased significantly from Hong Kong residents this year.
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Chinese take to social media to vent their anger over move to close accounts for allegedly spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests. One post reads that ‘it is outside the firewall where freedom of speech is suppressed’.
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HONG KONG: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sought regulatory approval to buy a majority stake in its investment banking joint venture in China, following rivals including UBS Group AG and setting the stage for eventually gaining full control.
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SHANGHAI: China's yuan inched up against the dollar in thin trade on Wednesday, supported by a slightly higher midpoint, but investors were cautious ahead of a meeting of central bankers this week which is likely to focus on more stimulus measures.
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China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledg...
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PETALING JAYA: A new study by recruitment firm Hays Asia shows that Malaysians who have studied or worked overseas and return home generally do so in order to be closer to their families although they...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI took a step back following the previous day's advance as it continued to straddle the 1,600-point mark ahead of the US Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole symposium taking place this weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Prada’s retail store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, will close when its lease expires in June 2020.
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Abillionveg, a Singapore-based reviews and recommendations platform for vegan-friendly food, restaurants, and products, raised US$2 million in a seed round led by US-based 500 Startups.
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A programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in Malaysia has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a governm...
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The past week may have marked the juncture when the many stresses in geo­politics and the global economy reached a tipping point: It is now more likely that we will get a series of political shocks a...
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HONG KONG/NEW YORK: China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to US$15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a wa...
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HONG Kong actress Sharla Cheung is the latest celebrity to publicly voice her support for China following rumours alleging that she is a part of a movement pushing for Hong Kong independence, China Press reported.
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 appr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The FBM KLCI drifted lower in early trade, tracking the decline at regional markets, weighed by select index-linked stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Bursa Malaysia opened lower today tracking overnight losses of global indices amid cautious investment tone.
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SYDNEY, Aug 21 — Asian shares fell today as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with US President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade wa...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade war with China.