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US President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over US$8 billion worth of weapons to Sa...
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The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defences against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: MISC Bhd, the shipping company controlled by Petronas, posted a jump in first quarter earnings on higher freight rates.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Monday (May 27) may include: Hengyuan Refining Co Bhd, MISC Bhd, Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd, Kossan ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Energy shipping firm MISC Bhd’s first-quarter (Q1) net profit jumped by 64.4 per cent year-on-year to RM510.50 million, buoyed by improved freight rates as well as gains of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): MISC Bhd announced a 64.4% jump in first quarter net profit to RM510.5 million or 11.4 sen per share, from RM310.6 million or seven sen per share a year ago, buoyed by higher ve...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Higher petroleum tanker charter rates and the addition of two new vessels to its LNG fleet boosted MISC's earnings in the first quarter ended March 31.
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WASHINGTON, May 24 — President Donald Trump said yesterday US complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a US-China trade deal, while at the same time ca...
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NEW YORK: Oil prices plunged on Thursday, losing about 5% as trade tensions dampened the demand outlook, putting the crude benchmarks on course for their biggest daily and weekly falls in six months
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous."
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ALMATY (Kazakhstan), May 23 — The 16th Eurasian Media Forum which began here yesterday is set to discuss various economic trends, particularly in the Central Asia region.
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MAY 22 ― Is the United States, and its allies, heading for war with Iran?
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SEOUL (May 22): Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion investment -- One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, says Halal Industry Development Corporat...
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SEOUL: Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion investment -- One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, says Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC).
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Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion investment - One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, says the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC). It...
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SEOUL, May 22 — Malaysia will expand its halal services to 10 new countries through China’s US$1 trillion (RM4.2 trillion) investment — One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, says Halal Industr...
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MUMBAI: India is set to grow soybeans on more land in the 2019 crop year as higher prices for the oilseed push some farmers to switch from cultivating competing commodities such as cotton and pulses, an industry official and dealers told Reuters.
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Investors will see a slow start to the week with Wesak day falling on Monday and Nuzul Quran on Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI put on 3.96 points to 1,609.32 following a pick-up in regional momentum as Washington eased trade restriction on China's Huawei.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tech-related stocks fell in early Tuesday trade, following the overnight slump of the Nasdaq on growing worries about the fallout from the US imposed curbs last week on China's Huawei.
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US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with “all streng...
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SHANGHAI, May 20 — Share markets in Asia got off to a steady start today as investors tried to catch their breath following another week of escalating trade tensions between the United States and Ch...
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A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment.
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China’s senior diplomat Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that recent US words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and that Washington should ...
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 18 — Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said today that Opec will be responsive to the oil market’s needs, but that he was not sure there is an oil shortage...
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NEW YORK: Oil prices edged lower on Friday due to demand fears amid a standoff in Sino-U.S. trade talks, but both benchmarks ended the week higher on rising concerns over supply disruptions in Middle East shipments due to U.S.-Iran political tensions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The market is unlikely to experience pronounced volatility as it did last month with Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) initiatives to enhance market liquidity and accessibility in ...
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HONG KONG, May 17 — Asian markets were mixed today as another rally on Wall Street and data indicating a strong US economy were offset by the increasingly tense trade and technology stand-off betwee...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign bond investors are expected to be driven by "flight to safety" dynamics in May given the prevailing global uncertainties.
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RIYADH, May 17 — Saudi Arabia has reopened a key oil pipeline, an official said yesterday, after it was shut down by drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels.
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BRUSSELS, May 17 — The European Union is seeking new ways to widen use of the euro and counter the dollar's global dominance, top EU officials said yesterday, as the bloc tries to salvage Iran's nuc...
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — Singapore Airlines said today its net profit for the last financial year nearly halved as fuel costs surged, but reported its highest ever full-year revenues.
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US President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that effectively prohibits US companies from using certain telecommunications equipment from being used.
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SINGAPORE: One of the most popular questions at mining conferences is what is your top metal and why are you bullish on it. The clear winner so far this year is gold.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil prices surged overnight and amid an improvement in commodity price.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil price surges overnight and an improvement in commodity price.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil price surges overnight and an improvement in commodity price.
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Houthi fighters and Saudi-backed pro-government forces battled in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, breaching a ceasefire and potentially complicating a troop withdrawal agreement intended...
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The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday it is adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” - a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and com...
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it is adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its so-called “Entity List” - a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval.
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PETALING JAYA: The ringgit has hit a new low for the year, following continued uncertainty from the ongoing US-China trade war which has intensified over the past few days.
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PETALING JAYA: The United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wants to recruit Malay-speaking agents, according to a banner displayed in Washington, DC.
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PARIS, May 15 — The world’s oil supply fell last month, the International Energy Agency said today, amid rising global tensions as US sanctions on Iran tightened and Opec+ members produced less cr...
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that US officials were discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any attack or nuclear weap...
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LONDON: OPEC said on Tuesday that world demand for its oil would be higher than expected this year as supply growth from rivals including U.S. shale producers slows, pointing to a tighter market if the exporter group refrains from raising output.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices rose over 1% on Tuesday after top exporter Saudi Arabia said explosive-laden drones launched by a Yemeni-armed movement aligned to Iran had attacked facilities belonging to state oil company Aramco
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Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a “cowardly” act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the...
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Internet watchdog Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast years-old and multi-lingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the Internet.
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NEW YORK: Oil futures fell on Monday with Wall Street, as the negative turn in the U.S.-Chinese trade talks spooked investors, who had sent oil higher in early trade on concerns about reports of sabotage attacks on tankers in the Middle East that could disrupt supplies.
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DUBAI, May 13 — Saudi Arabia said today that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and said it was an attempt to undermine the security of crude ...
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The bad news on the global front does not seem to subside.
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President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported...
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Iran could target US commercial ships including oil tankers, the US Maritime Administration said on Friday, as a senior Iranian cleric said a US Navy fleet could be "destroyed with one missile".
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THE dollar’s strength was broad-based, supported by safe-haven play after President Donald Trump tweeted about raising current tariffs from 10% to 25% on US$200bil worth of Chinese imports and accused the Chinese of backpedalling on trade talks. However, the US dollar erased its weekly gains after April core producer prices unexpectedly edged lower to 0.1% month-on-month (m-o-m) from 0.3% m-o-m in March (consensus: 0.2%).
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A race for global supremacy in the tech sector is at the centre of the fraught trade war negotiations between the United States and China.
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A U.S. startup company is accusing Chinese telecommunications gear provider Huawei of enlisting a Chinese university professor working on a research project to improperly access the startup's technology, according to court documents filed last week.
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COMMENT | The geopolitical rivalry between Iran and its neighbours headed by Saudi Arabia, instigated by Israel and ferociously supported by the US, is now reaching another peak.
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US President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Iran’s leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up Tehran’s nuclear programme and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given...
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(May 10): Asian equities are set for a mixed start to trading Friday, still on track for their worst week since October, as the U.S. and China began a pivotal round of trade negotiations.
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Huawei’s chief financial officer intends to seek a stay of extradition proceedings, in part based on statements by President Donald Trump about the case, which her lawyers say disqualifies the Unite...
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VANCOUVER/NEW YORK: Huawei's chief financial officer intends to seek a stay on extradition proceedings in part based on statements by President Donald Trump about the case, which her lawyers say disqualifies the United States from pursuing the matter in Canada.
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NEW YORK: Oil futures gained 1% on Wednesday, boosted by a surprise drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles, but an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade fight limited oil's gains as investors worried about the global outlook for energy demand.
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Malaysia intends to follow up on a proposal made to Singapore last month for a joint listing of their hawker culture under Unesco.
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LONDON, May 8 — Washington is counting on Middle East allies to help prevent its sanctions on Iran’s oil exports from sending oil prices skyrocketing, but analysts warn that this could further des...
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WASHINGTON, May 8 — The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negoti...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Malaysian palm oil futures was in line for a second day of gain on Wednesday, climbing to its highest level in four days in early trade.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): Malaysian palm oil futures rose over 1% in early trade on Tuesday, recovering from an over five-month low hit in the previous trading session.
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TEHRAN, May 7 ― Alireza says he used to dream of a better future in Iran and even saw himself getting a new car or house, but those days are now gone after he lost his job to reimposed US sanctions.
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SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as U.S. sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela kept markets on edge while concerns that an escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute could slow the global economy also kept crude somewhat in check
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A ceasefire to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold on Monday after hundreds of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes.
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NEW YORK, May 7 ― Wall Street's indexes and bond yields ended down but well above their session lows while oil futures settled higher as investors bet that US President Donald Trump's threats to rai...
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NEW YORK: Oil futures edged higher in volatile trade on Monday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran buoyed prices after they touched a one-month low following U.S. President Donald Trump's threat that he may raise tariffs on Chinese goods.
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The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling “indications and warnings” from Iran and to show the United States will retalia...
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Poterski and Poterska taking a photo with their Polski Fiat during a stopover in Kuala Lumpur.
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DUBAI, May 5 — Iran has mobilised all its resources to sell oil in a “grey market”, bypassing US sanctions that Tehran sees as illegitimate, state media quoted Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Z...
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PUTRAJAYA: Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country’s administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pawel Poterski and Joanna Poterska have been bitten by the travel bug for as long as they can remember.
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JOHOR BARU: In the past, dates or buah kurma were usually a must-have as part of sahur meals and to be eaten to break fast during Ramadan.
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REVIEW: The FBM KLCI made little headway over the Labour Day-shortened week as it traded within a narrow range with little inspiration for gains.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country's administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices inched up on Friday as strong U.S. economic data boosted demand sentiment and as production losses in sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela tightened the market.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 3): Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk M...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk...
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NEW YORK: Oil plunged Thursday, with U.S. crude dropping almost 3 percent as the market grappled with oversupply fears as increased U.S. sanctions on Iran had more gradual impact than expected and U.S. crude oil inventories rose sharply.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 2): Malaysian palm oil futures opened lower on Thursday morning, falling to its lowest in nearly seven weeks.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures opened lower on Thursday morning, falling to its lowest in nearly seven weeks. The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was last down 1.1 percent at 2,073 ringgit ($501.33) a tonne.
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PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya has become the first Malaysian university to make it to the top 40 Asian universities, in the latest ranking compiled by global university performance surveyor Times H...
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SINGAPORE: Oil prices were caught between opposing forces on Thursday, squeezed by record U.S. crude oil output and surging stockpiles, but supported by global market tensions as all exemptions to U.S. sanctions on Iran expired, Venezuela's crisis escalated, and producer club OPEC withheld supply.
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OTTAWA, May 1 — Canada increased loans to farmers today after China blocked shipments of canola — its most valuable crop — amid diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.
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GENEVA, May 1 — Any country using oil as a weapon could cause the collapse of oil producer group Opec, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said today, according to SHANA, the news outlet of the oil...
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KUWAIT, May 1 — A “Silk City” rising from Kuwait’s northern sandy plains will help diversify the Gulf Arab state’s economy away from oil, draw foreign investment and galvanise trade links wi...
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Malaysia and Iran are taking steps to fine-tune security and defence cooperation involving both countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Malaysia and Iran are taking steps to fine-tune security and defence cooperation involving both countries.
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HONG KONG, April 30 — Standard Chartered announced a share buyback of up to US$1 billion (RM4.13 billion) today as the bank reported a jump in first quarter pre-tax profits.
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HONG KONG: Standard Chartered Plc is buying back ordinary shares for the first time in more than 20 years as Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters seeks to put misconduct and profitability woes behind the Asia focused lender.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was lifted 3.32 points to 1,640.72 on Tuesday morning on the strength of the index's most heavily weighted counter, Maybank.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): Malaysian palm oil futures slightly rose at its opening trade on Tuesday, after three previous sessions of losses.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices edged higher on Monday, as the market attempted to resume a weeks-long rally that was halted on Friday when U.S. President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC raise output to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran