A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked Japan's northwestern region on Tuesday,injuring at least 26 people.The quake also caused landslides and power outagesin several areas.The Japan Meteorological Agency...
KUALA LUMPUR: The loyalty of a Malaysian woman to a Nigerian man she met via the TikTok apps proved to be her undoing when she was arrested by police at the Narita International Airport in Japan on Ma...
(June 19): Southeast Asian stocks closed firmer on Wednesday, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating the possibility of fresh rate cuts, fuelled hopes of a worldwide wav...
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Persistent buying pushed Bursa Malaysia to close higher, led by Malaysia Airports which jumped 58 sen to RM8.51 and Tenaga which increased 28 sen to RM13.28 today.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose on the back of positive global market sentiment, boosted by optimism on US-China trade talks ahead of the G20 summit as well as Eurozone’s fresh stimulus si...
LONDON: Oil prices were broadly steady on Wednesday as data suggesting a smaller-than-expected fall in U.S. crude inventories countered support from hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia ended the day on a firmer note, as fund buying of blue chips shore up the FBM KLCI while market sentiment was also boosted by the China-US trade talks and a wave of policy easing by central banks.
SHANGHAI: China stocks closed higher on Wednesday as Washington and Beijing looked to rekindle trade talks and confirmed that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would meet later this month at the G20 summit.
Suzuki introduced the all-new Jimny in its home market back in July 2018, before rolling the model out to various markets across the world.
The global video and electronic games market will generate US$152.1bil in 2019, up 9.6% over last year as gaming morphs into content and communication, according to a report by gaming analytics firm Newzoo on June 18.
TOKYO, June 19 — Tokyo stocks ended higher today, extending rallies on Wall Street following upbeat comments from the US and China on trade ahead of the G20 summit.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI piled on more gains moving into midday as investor sentiment rose on the possibility of a US rate cut later this week.
Globally, deliveries are of sedans of all sizes and segments have been on a downtrend.
Since Japan launched its first deep space probe in 1985, the photographs have been taken in a relatively low-tech way, by pointing cameras at objects in the cosmos and letting them run. Whatever is captured gets sent back to Earth, where people cull the material for the most beautiful shots.
A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture yesterday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose at mid-morning today but at a quantum which apparently lags behind those in other Asian stock markets amid optimism on a potential US-China trade deal.
HONG KONG, June 19 — Asian markets rallied today after Donald Trump hailed “very good” phone talks with Xi Jinping and said the two would meet at the G20 next week, renewing hopes of a deal to e...
PARIS, June 19 — The world’s leading low-cost carrier, AirAsia will be upsizing its future Airbus single-aisle fleet by converting 253 orders for the A320neo for the larger A321neo version.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The ringgit rose against the US dollar at the opening today in line with its regional peers due to positive sentiment arising from the upcoming meeting between US President ...
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose against the US dollar at the opening today in line with its regional peers due to positive sentiment arising from the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI joined in a global rally in equities as investors pinned their hopes on a US policy rate cut following yesterday's ECB signal for more monetary easing.
SYDNEY: Asian share markets jumped on Wednesday as investors dared to hope the Federal Reserve would follow the lead of the European Central Bank and open the door to future rate cuts at its policy meeting later in the day
BEIJING, June 19 ― Smartphones are a product with which China has demonstrated not only its manufacturing prowess, but its ambitions to become a cutting-edge technology developer thanks to the rise ...
TOKYO, June 19 — Japan’s economy is likely to stop expanding this year and into next with the Sino-US trade war and a planned sales tax hike expected to crimp activity, a Reuters poll of Japanese ...
WASHINGTON, June 19 — US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping said yesterday they plan to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, raising hopes for a truce in an increasingly d...
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders' teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.
NEW YORK: Oil prices rose more than US$1 a barrel on Tuesday after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks ahead of a meeting at the G20 summit later this month, spurring hopes that the two countries would resolve an ongoing trade war.
WASHINGTON, June 18 — President Donald Trump said today he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepar...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd is converting 253 orders for the A320neo to the larger A321neo version.
KOTA KINABALU: In its bid to produce at least 100 entrepreneurs a year, the Sabah state government says it is committed to helping local entrepreneurs market their products abroad.
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed sharply higher in late trade on Tuesday as local funds picked up Hong Leong Bank, Tenaga Nasional and Axiata, in line with most of the key Asian markets except Japan's Nikkei 225.
SHANGHAI: Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Tuesday, extending a rally from the previous session, aided by strong inflows from the mainland even as the protests subsided.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The adviser to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Khalid Jaafar, has claimed Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz to be the black sheep in the Malaysian Institute o...
Summit and Sierra, two IBM-built supercomputers, maintained their top positions for the US in the Top500 ranking.
KUALA LUMPUR: FBM KLCI heavyweights were mostly positive in the morning session as they became targets of investor buying ahead of a possible rate cut by the US Federal Reserve later this week.
TOKYO: The US government reported that China’s holdings of Treasuries fell to a two-year low, a slump that’s coincided with an escalation in tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s top trade envoy will be in the congressional hot seat for two days this week, giving lawmakers the chance to grill him about the prospects for a deal with China, as well as various punitive measures threatened by his boss.
SINGAPORE, June 18 — Singapore could enter a recession if trade tensions ratchet up further between America and China, economists warned as the country’s overall and electronic exports recorded on...
TOKYO, June 18 — Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks today, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply conc...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): The FBM KLCI ticked up at mid-morning today, amid some choppy trading earlier on, tracking regional markets.
TORONTO: The government of Canada said on Monday it is in discussions with Malaysia about retrieving plastic waste that originated from Canada and is currently in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): The FBM KLCI got off to a muted start this morning as key index index-linked stocks drifted lower, tracking cautious regional markets.
TOKYO: Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks on Tuesday, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply concerns stemming from recent Middle East tensions.
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips eased early Tuesday with Public Bank weighing slightly on the FBM KLCI while steel pole manufacturer Mestron Holdings was the most active on its trading debut on the ACE Market.
TOKYO: Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, caught between rising tensions in the Middle East and signs that economic growth is being hit by trade tensions between the United States and China.
TOKYO, June 18 — In late January 2016, the lights were on well past midnight on the seventh floor of the Bank of Japan’s headquarters.
Malaysia needs to re-focus. No more of deep fake videos, whether all men who go to the gym are gay, what gender slept with what animal, or who wears black pants.
KOTA KINABALU: The Keningau Vocational College (KVK) did Malaysia proud by winning a gold medal in an international competition with their invention called ShapeSweetie.
(June 18): Asian stocks were set for a muted start Tuesday as traders bided their time ahead of this week’s key Federal Reserve decision.
WASHINGTON, June 18 — This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the US government imposes tariffs on another US$300 billion (RM1.25 trillion) worth of Chinese imports — b...
NEW YORK: Oil prices fell more than 1% on Monday after more poor Chinese economic figures fanned fears of lower worldwide oil demand.
PARIS (June 17): AirAsia, Malaysia's low-cost carrier, today unveiled its first Airbus A330neo, the first of its new generation long-haul fleet, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show.
MOSCOW: Malaysia’s top property developer S P Setia Bhd hopes to unveil its first development in Japan as soon as this year.
TORONTO (June 17): The government of Canada said on Monday that it is in discussions with Malaysia about retrieving plastic waste that originated from Canada and is currently in Malaysia.
TORONTO, June 17 — The government of Canada said today it is in discussions with Malaysia about retrieving plastic waste that originated from Canada and is currently in Malaysia.
AirAsia; Malaysia’s low-cost carrier today unveiled its first Airbus A330neo, the first of its new generation long-haul fleet at the 53rd International Paris Air Show.
TOKYO, June 17 — Bakeries in Japan deploy cash registers that ring up pastries by reading their shape and colour, construction robots scurry to lay out the next day’s building materials in the dea...
Some users of Yahoo Japan Corp are rising up against Japan’s biggest web portal after the rollout of a new rating system that’s being compared with a social-scoring initiative in China.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Bursa Malaysia finished trading on an easier note today amid losses in selected blue chips, and in sync with most key regional bourses ahead of some central banks policy meet...
LE BOURGET, France: Airbus launched a long-range version of its A321neo jet at the Paris Airshow on Monday, aiming to carve out new routes for airlines with smaller planes and steal a march on rival Boeing's plans for a possible new
PARIS: Airbus launched a long-range version of its A321neo jet at the Paris Airshow on Monday, aiming to carve out new routes for airlines with smaller planes and steal a march on rival Boeing’s plans for a possible new mid-market jet.
TransferWise has successfully obtained a remittance license from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). With this license, TransferWise will launch remittances from Malaysia in 2019.
Singapore-based venture capital firm Qualgro led a roughly US$11.2 million series A funding round for Pazzi, a brand and development company spun out of the French robotics and foodtech startup Ekim.
MP SPEAKS | I would like to take this opportunity to speak on two issues of great consequence: First, the importance of Malaysia-China relationship to the region in this uncertain time of potential gr...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says the entry of UK financial technology (fintech) firm TransferWise into the Malaysian market will help improve financ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional pulled the FBM KLCI into positive territory in Monday morning trade following a 56 sen jump to RM12.74.
LETTER | We all have friends and foes.
PETALING JAYA: The Canadian government today sought to clarify media reports stating that the country has no plans to take back its plastic waste in Malaysia, saying it issued the statement in regards...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): The FBM KLCI traded range bound at mid-morning today, tracking shaky regional markets.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): The FBM KLCI dipped in early trade, in line with tha back foot at regional markets, dragged by index-linked blue chips.
KUALA LUMPUR: Some buying of Tenaga Nasional and Petronas-linked stocks help support the cautious FBM KLCI early Monday while key Asian markets traded cautiously.
THEY say that a teacher takes a hand and touches a heart, and this is seen in the case of a Malaysian engineer in the United States who wants to meet his teacher once he returns home this month.
(June 17): Asian stocks looked set to start Monday on the back foot ahead of a big week for central-bank policy.
So when would it be appropriate for the Fed to act? The Federal Open Market Committee might answer that question at its June 18-19 meeting. Money markets price a cut by July; by end-2019 they reckon the Fed will have cut twice at least.
SHANGHAI: AirAsia Bhd and other regional budget airlines will face a new powerful competitor when China Eastern Airlines Company Ltd, one of the world’s Top 10 airline groups, expands its budget air travel to the Asian region outside China.
TOKYO: Japan’s Inpex Corp. agreed on a framework with Indonesia for the US$20 billion Abadi liquefied natural gas project, a key step toward reaching final investment for one of the world’s biggest export ventures.
KARUIZAWA, Japan: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that OPEC would probably meet in the first week in July in Vienna and that he hoped it would reach consensus on extending its agreement to cut oil output.
MOSCOW: Malaysia’s top property developer S P Setia Bhd hopes to unveil its first development in Japan as soon as this year.
The fourth-generation Mazda 3 was officially revealed back in November 2018, and is set to make its local debut in Malaysia later in mid-July this year.
KARUIZAWA, Japan, June 15 — Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies have shared concerns over attacks on tankers in the Gulf and will collaborate to maintain stability in the oil marke...
BATU KAWAN: Although Malaysia is currently benefiting from the trade war between the United States and China, the impact is only temporary, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
GEORGE TOWN: Although Malaysia is currently benefitting from the trade war between the United States and China, the impact is only temporary, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
KUALA LUMPUR: The education ministry has denied claims that 45,000 contract school cleaners would be laid off following the move to implement a new tender format beginning this year.
BATU KAWAN, June 15 — Although Malaysia is currently benefiting from the trade war between the United States (US) and China, the impact is only temporary, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — The Ministry of Education plans to extend the special class project (Prokhas) to more Orang Asli settlements in the country, in efforts to resolve the problem of dropout amon...
BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang Customs has found another 132 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT). State director Datuk Saidi Isma...
HANOI: Vietnam's homegrown carmaker VinFast will deliver its first cars on June 17, the company said Friday as it showcased a factory in one of Asia's fastest growing economies.
BUTTERWORTH: Penang Customs has found another 132 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT).
WASHINGTON, June 15 ― The US Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from US retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan t...
WASHINGTON: The U.S. Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan to hit another $300 billion (£238 billion) worth of Chinese goods with tariffs
KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): The FBM KLCI finished lower for the fourth straight day, as the market continued to undergo a correction after rallying last week.
SEBERANG PERAI, June 14 — Penang now has 397 containers filled with plastic waste imported from 12 different countries, the Penang Customs Department revealed today.
Venture capital firms from across Southeast Asia have pledged to collectively invest roughly US$425 million into early-stage startups in Vietnam by 2020, according to a statement.
Ottawa has no plans to pick up plastic waste that originated in Canada and is currently parked in Malaysia, a spokesman for Canada’s environment ministry said on Thursday.
LONDON: A resolution to the trade tensions between the U.S. and China could add as much as $25 a share to Apple Inc.’s stock price and take it back to a $1 trillion market value, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI is en route to a fourth straight day of losses as investors take profit ahead of Chinese economic data and a US Fed policy meeting next week.
KUDOS to the Prime Minister for allowing Lynas to continue operating in Kuantan.
TOKYO, June 14 — Asian stocks were subdued today ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the US-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were suppor...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): The FBM KLCI dipped at mid-morning today as sentiment turned cautious, while short selling activities for 7-Eleven Malaysia Bhd shares were suspended after the stock fell 15.33...
KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): The FBM KLCI edged up in early trade this morning, lifted by gains including at Petronas- and Genting-linked stocks.