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KUALA LUMPUR: The price of crude palm oil (CPO) has seen an increase in the first two months of the year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of B10 programme, a mixture of 10 per cent palm oil biodiesel and 90 per cent diesel for transportation sectors, has helped propped up the prices of palm oil, the Dewa...
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Which companies in India are blazing a trail for the rest?
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As previously reported, Realme has officially announced its Realme 3 smartphone.
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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak, who is also known as the king of trolls for taking regular potshots at Pakatan Harapan and its leaders on social media, has now trained his guns on Malaysia's ranking...
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As a follow-up of the initial announcement back in February 2017, Toyota and Suzuki detailed their new collaborations plans.
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Malaysians are really getting spoilt for choice as we are getting more affordable new smartphone options that are priced under RM1,000. Next week, Honor will be launching their 8C in Malaysia and this...
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Uber founder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick has invested in Indonesian logistics startup Kargo through his 10100 Fund, the young company said today.
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Mozilla has officially launched Firefox Lite.
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The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of tomorrow's Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victims of New Zealand's worst mass shoot...
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YOKOHAMA, March 21 — In September 2007, despite weighty responsibilities at the helm of Nissan Motor Co and alliance partner Renault SA, Carlos Ghosn found time to get involved in a seemingly straig...
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WASHINGTON, March 21 — Singapore’s trade minister said yesterday he was hopeful that an Asia-wide trade pact, which is backed by China and excludes the United States, could be sealed by the end of...
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GEORGE TOWN: A 17-year-old Malaysian teen, who was reported missing in last week’s Christchurch shooting, has been confirmed dead.
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The Galaxy A family is expanding rapidly with even more affordable options.
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NEW DELHI, March 20 — Bankruptcy is the “last option” for Jet Airways, State Bank of India’s (SBI) chairman said today, adding that it might still be possible to draft in a new investor to kee...
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CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON (March 20): The bodies of victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memoria...
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TOKYO: Toyota and Suzuki today announced a concerted move to work together in the production and popularisation of electrified vehicles.
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The Galaxy A family is expanding rapidly with even more affordable options.
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Uber founder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick has invested in Indonesian logistics startup Kargo through his 10100 Fund, the young company said today.
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Ganesh Bhalerao is a cartoonist hoping to go viral in the battle to secure Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election when India votes over the next two months.
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In a year that saw the global smartphone market shrink, China’s Xiaomi defied the odds by selling a record 118.7 million phones around the world in 2018, according to data just published by the comp...
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SINGAPORE: Columbia Pacific Management's Asian hospital business has drawn interest from global private equity players including KKR, CVC and Carlyle, in a sale the U.S. investment company sees fetching about $2 billion, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
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NEW DELHI: Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has helped his younger brother avert a stint in jail, stepping in to make a US$80mil payment for his sibling whose telecom-to-infrastructure empire is struggling with debt.
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The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) will continue to intensify promotional efforts at boosting investment in the production of higher value-added palm oil-based products.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Wednesday (March 20) may include the following: Salcon Bhd, T7 Global Bhd, Uzma Bhd, LK...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei has delayed his return to action after the shuttler withdrew from the 2019 Malaysian Open on Tuesday (Mar 19).
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COLOMBO, March 19 — Sri Lanka announced today that an overseas joint venture had committed US$3.85 billion (RM15.7 billion) to a new oil refinery — the single largest foreign investment in the cou...
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Malaysia Airlines (MAS) retirees are offering to help revive the ailing national carrier, pointing out that some of them had in the past built the airline from nothing.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Malaysian badminton fans will have to wait longer to see Datuk Lee Chong Wei back in action after the shuttler withdrew from the 2019 Malaysian Open, which will be held at Axi...
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NEW DELHI, March 19 — India’s government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands...
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On average, we typically take in between 9,000 to 11,000 litres of air a day, with about 70 percent of that consumed indoors.
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Indian ride-hailing app Ola has secured a US$300 million investment from Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia.
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India’s Ola is raising US$300mil (RM1.22bil) from Hyundai Motor Group, giving the ride-hailing startup more capital to compete for drivers and customers against Uber Technologies Inc just as the US rival prepares for an initial public offering.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): T7 Global Bhd said its wholly-owned subsidiary T7 Marine Sdn Bhd signed a heads of agreement (HoA) today with Marine Crest Technology Sdn Bhd and India-based C2C-DB Systems Pv...
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NEW DELHI, March 19 — India’s civil aviation minister has called for an emergency meeting about Jet Airways Ltd as the cash-strapped carrier struggles to make payments to its creditors and has bee...
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Airbnb is contemplating another big step into the hotel business, this time in India and China.
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FireVisor, a Singapore-based artificial intelligence startup providing software for large manufacturing companies, has raised a seed round worth six digits in US dollars, which was led by the 500 Star...
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For online trolls, India might be the world’s fattest target. Nearly a billion people are registered to vote in the country’s upcoming elections, the largest in history.
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SINGAPORE — Eight years old — that’s the average age children here get their first Internet-connected device.
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MUMBAI: India’s palm oil imports in 2018/19 are likely to jump a tenth from a year earlier to a record high as a sharp fall in the prices made the tropical oil more attractive for buyers than rival soyoil and sunflower oil, industry officials told Reuters.
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PARIS, March 18 ― Global sales of counterfeit and pirated goods have soared to €460 billion (RM2.1 trillion) a year, amounting to a whopping 3.3 per cent of world trade, according to a report publ...
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PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) expects its capital expenditure this year to be “slightly above RM50 billion” , with a “fair share” allocated for the upstream segment.
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Dear readers, A stint at a prominent internet company can leave an indelible mark on people.
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KUCHING, March 18 — Sarawak’s autonomy on immigration should be credited for the state’s religious and racial harmony, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg said today.
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Tookitaki, a Singapore-headquartered regulatory technology startup that aims to enable financial institutions to develop sustainable compliance programs through artificial intelligence, has raised US$...
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Despite many attempts to turn around Malaysia Airlines to become profitable, there is still much that needs to be done.
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(March 18): Low inflation sweeping across Southeast Asia is here to stay, raising the odds some of the region’s biggest economies may reverse course on interest rates this year.
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JAKARTA: Low inflation sweeping across South-East Asia is here to stay, raising the odds some of the region’s biggest economies may reverse course on interest rates this year.
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De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today that his position on Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has not changed despite having met the latter last week.
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There are many tallest towers in the world.
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PETALING JAYA, March 17 — Xiaomi’s global Twitter account has just dropped a teaser for an upcoming Redmi smartphone.
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Xiaomi’s global Twitter account has just dropped a teaser for an upcoming Redmi smartphone.
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MUMBAI: India's palm oil imports in February dropped 1.1 percent from a year earlier to 751,703 tonnes as soyoil imports jumped, a leading trade body said on Friday.
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SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures charted a third consecutive week of declines on Friday evening on concerns over demand from top buyers China and India, though prices reversed some losses to end the trading day slightly higher.
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Samsung Malaysia is introducing three affordable smartphones next week with the Galaxy A30, A50 and the M20. The pricing for the Galaxy A30 and A50 was revealed a few weeks ago but we still don’t kn...
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Which investors are most active in India?
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SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): Malaysian palm oil futures charted a third consecutive week of declines on Friday evening on concerns over demand from top buyers China and India, though prices reve...
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SINGAPORE (March 15): Malaysian palm oil futures lost more ground on Friday with the market set for its biggest weekly loss in more than four months, amid concerns over demand from top buyers China an...
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India-based mobile point-of-sales company Mswipe has raised around 2.2 billion Indian rupees (US$ 31.7 million) in a new round of funding from existing investors.
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Which investors are most active in India?
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PETALING JAYA: Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) remained optimistic of hitting RM50 billion export target by 2020, despite recording a lower halal export of RM40 billion last year, says vice president Hanisofian Alias.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said this quarter will show strong performance from all its Asean joint ventures (JV). In a series of tweets f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): AirAsia X Bhd chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail said Melbourne's Avalon Airport is now the long-haul budget airline's largest destination in Australia by capacity and th...
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Which investors are most active in India?
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PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is maintaining the refugee status of those from the Chin ethnic group registered with the agency for now.
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PROFESSOR Rajesh Nair (pic) is a man on a mission “to reach one million students and create 100,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years".
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ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates), March 14 — Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways posted a loss in 2018 for the third year running, it said today, blaming investment losses and challenging market conditions...
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SINGAPORE (March 14): Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a seventh consecutive session on Thursday to a three-month low, as concerns over slowing demand and rising production dragged down the market.
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DUBAI, March 14 — Dubai port and logistics giant DP World said today its net profit for 2018 rose over five per cent on increased trade and higher returns from new acquisitions.
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CREWE: Bentley Fragrances is delighted to introduce its first collection of exclusive fragrances for men and women.
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Bangalore-based B2B logistics startup BlackBuck is raising US$43.5 million in a fresh funding from new investors including Goldman Sachs, according to TechCircle. The Times of India reports that US-ba...
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Samsung has confirmed that the brand-new Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 will be launched in Malaysia very soon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets.
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The United States aims to cut Iran's crude exports by about 20 percent to below one million barrels per day (bpd) from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid US sanctions, t...
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YOURSAY | ‘They revert to the old ways.
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(March 14): Regulators in some Asian countries are getting tougher on auditors after landmark defaults, in an increasingly high-stakes game as investors call for earlier warning signs amid expectation...
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WASHINGTON, March 14 ― The United States aims to cut Iran's crude exports by about 20 per cent to below 1 million barrels per day (bpd) from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases ...
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SINGAPORE: Malaysian palm oil futures slid for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday to their lowest in three months on pressure from expectations of lower demand in top importer India and rising domestic production
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NEW DELHI, March 13 — Philip Morris International Inc’s Indian partner charges machinery-related costs for manufacturing its Marlboro cigarettes in India, the company said today, following a Reute...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa met today controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who has been accused of hate speech.
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa has met with controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik, who is wanted in India over allegations that he is linked to terror activities.
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Nua, an India-based female wellness startup, has raised US$4 million in a series A fundraising led by venture capital firm Lightbox.
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Google has introduced its YouTube Music app in India, offering local and global songs to a booming market that saw the entry of Spotify just a few days ago.
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SINGAPORE (March 13): Malaysian palm oil futures slid for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday to their lowest in three months on pressure from expectations of lower demand in top importer India a...
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SINGAPORE, March 13 — A group representing the Scotch whisky makers has failed to block Japanese department store Isetan from using the word “Tartan” to market its whiskeys here.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Putrajaya is hoping that India would lower the import tariff for palm oil products further after concluding negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RC...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 ― The Honor 8X is currently one of the best smartphones you can get for less than RM1,000. It has a big 6.5” display, a generous 128GB of storage and a rather large 3,750mAh...
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KOTA KINABALU: One of Sabah’s biggest forest management unit companies is suing the state government for RM91.6 million over the ban on log exports by the Warisan-led administration last year.
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The US aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspend...
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India-based hospitality firm Oyo announced a commitment of 14 billion Indian rupees (US$200 million) for its India and South Asia businesses.
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JAKARTA (March 12): Malaysian palm oil futures dipped again on Tuesday, losing earlier gains made on rising crude oil prices.
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India-based mobile marketing firm Affle Group announced that its subsidiary – Affle International – has acquired Shoffr, a Singapore-based online-to-offline (O2O) platform.
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EDOTCO Group, an end-to-end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, is further enhancing its leadership team through the appointment of Vijendran Watson (pic) as the chief regio...
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If you’re looking for an affordable big screen smartphone with a huge 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy M20 is coming to Malaysia very soon.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — If you’re looking for an affordable big screen smartphone with a huge 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy M20 is coming to Malaysia very soon.
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JAKARTA (March 12): Malaysian palm oil futures snapped a week-long losing streak on Tuesday, gaining slightly in early trade to match rising crude oil prices.
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BENGALURU (March 12): Shares in India and Malaysia were the most expensive in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, Refinitiv data showed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Malaysian oil palm grower Sime Darby Plantation Bhd plans to boost its refining capacity and produce more higher-margin products in a bid to cut its exposure to volatile palm ...
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Malaysia is bucking the trend in what is generally a good 2019 for regional stock markets.
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LONDON: Emerging equities markets have soared this year as investor sentiment towards them rebounds, but for some the enthusiasm is being tempered by worries about surging bad loans at many banks.