Fri, 19 Apr 2019, 6:35 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18):  Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Friday (April 19) may include the following: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Genting Bhd, As...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Bursa Malaysia pared down earlier losses to close marginally lower today but remained weak amid continuous selling activities in the broader market.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI extended losses today after closing down 1.17 points or 0.07% at 1,619.73 as investors evaluated the depreciating ringgit's impact on Malaysian financial markets.
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TOKYO, April 18 — Japan’s government left its assessment of the economy unchanged in April, after a rare downgrade in March, saying the US-China trade war remained a threat to exports and economic...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the first year of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) rule has been dedicated to “consolidation, rehabilitation and resetting the nation” following the “mess” creat...
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Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the US e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous nation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): With Malaysia yet to make a decision on whether or not to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tod...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI fell 0.59% at the midday break today, tracking regional markets, dragged by losses including at Public Bank Bhd and Maxis Bhd.
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Japan lost its position as the world’s second-biggest economy to China awhile ago. But it’s beating out its Asian rival in one area at least: private equity.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI extended its slump on Thursday as investors continued to take points off banks and telcos.
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The latest controversy in China’s tech industry centers on the intense work culture that often forces people to be on duty from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, six days a week.
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IN 1985, the Malaysian government imposed hefty tariffs on imported vehicles to safeguard and nurture the growth of its domestic automobile industry.
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TOKYO, April 18 ― Asian shares slipped today after losses on Wall Street but trade was subdued as investors awaited business surveys in Europe and largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of the long E...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory at mid-morning today as investors remain spooked by concerns over the potential downgrade of Malaysian bonds by global index provid...
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SINGAPORE (April 18): Genting will bid for all three casino licenses allowed by Japan and hopes to win one, the Business Times reported Thursday, citing Chairman Lim Kok Thay at the firm’s annual ge...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): The FBM KLCI fell 0.32% in early trade this morning, dragged by losses including at Malayan banking Bhd (Maybank), Public Bank Bhd and Petronas-linked stocks.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 ― Amazon.com Inc plans to close its domestic marketplace in China by mid-July, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, focusing efforts on more lucrative businesses sel...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Negative news continued to weigh on investors’ confidence as the FBM KLCI continued to slide below the lowest level since December 2016, with Maybank, Hong Leong Bank and Public Bank bearing the punishment.
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Tokyo: Nippon Paint Holdings Co agreed to buy Australia’s DuluxGroup Ltd for A$3.8bil (US$2.7bil) in cash, giving it access to the country’s No. 1 sales channel for paints and coatings, as well as sealants, adhesives, garage doors, cabinets and architectural hardware.
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TOKYO: The Bank of Japan (BoJ) issued a warning for the first time in 20 years that financial institutions may be over-extending real estate loans, a sign that years of ultra-low interest rates is prodding banks to move into riskier lending to make profits.
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PETALING JAYA: The potential exclusion of Malaysia from the FTSE Russell’s World Government Bond Index (WGBI) is momentarily negative on the Malaysian real estate investment trust (REIT) sector, said Maybank IB Research.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony has begun cracking down on sexually explicit content in PlayStation games.
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TWO years after venturing into the cold chain logistics segment, Tasco Bhd’s endeavour has reached an inflection point as it welcomes a new institutional partner.
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AFTER a turnaround last year, ACE Market-listed box-build manufacturer K-One Technology Bhd is banking on its newly-acquired cloud computing business to shore up its financial performance.
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LONDON/SYDNEY: World stocks inched higher after a raft of Chinese data beat expectations on Wednesday and though benchmark bond yields and the Aussie dollar did the same, Europe struggled to join in.
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TOKYO: The Bank of Japan issued a warning for the first time in 20 years that financial institutions may be over-extending real estate loans, a sign that years of ultra-low interest rates is prodding banks to move into riskier lending to make profits.
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Japan has launched an emergency inspection of all cultural heritage sites after a huge fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral, reported the Sputnik news agency, quoting Japanese Chief Cabinet S...
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APRIL 17 — I used to think limited optical zoom capabilities on smartphones was a bad thing.
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PETALING JAYA: More employers are turning to temporary and contract workers to fill the gaps in skill set among permanent workers, according to the 2019 edition of the Hays Asia Salary Guide.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI experienced a sharp decline on Wednesday on fears that Malaysian bonds would be dropped from the FTSE World Government Bond Index.
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IPOH, April 17 — The Perak government recorded a total of RM1.886 billion worth in investments in manufacturing last year, the state assembly was told today.
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SYDNEY, April 17 — Asian share markets swung higher today as a raft of Chinese data easily beat expectations in a sign Beijing's policy stimulus may finally be gaining traction in the world's second...
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TOKYO, April 17 — Japan's monthly trade surplus with the United States grew nearly 10 per cent in March, according to official data yesterday likely to be seized upon by Washington in ongoing trade ...
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SYDNEY: Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd has proposed buying Australia's biggest paint maker Dulux Group Ltd for A$3.8 billion (US$2.7 billion), expanding its global footprint though entering Australia just as a housing boom falters.
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SYDNEY, April 17 — Asian share markets got off to a guarded start today as investors waited anxiously for a raft of Chinese data that might show policy stimulus is finally gaining traction in the wo...
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(April 17): Stocks in Asia looked set to open mixed after their U.S. counterparts struggled for traction and investors awaited a slew of data on China’s economy.
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JOHOR BARU: Several roads will be closed to all traffic tomorrow for the 2019 Tour de Iskandar Johor cycling race.
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MILAN, April 16 — Italy’s competition authority said today it had opened an investigation into Amazon for possible abuse of its dominant position in online commerce and logistics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trading volume and value of stocks traded on Bursa Malaysia fell to the lowest since March 28 on Tuesday due to a general lacklustre interest.
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As one of the largest consumer electronics corporation in the world, Sony is known for a lot of things.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) is just as important to Malaysia's development now as it was in the early years after Merdeka, says M. Kulasegaran.
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KUALA LUMPUR: At the end of the morning session, the FBM KLCI had once again bucked the regional trend as it dipped slightly into the red even as key Asian markets rose into positive territory.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The FBM KLCI remained lacklustre at mid-morning today, tracking regional markets, and eked out marginal gains.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was traded lower against the US dollar in early trading today due to profit-taking following yesterday's gains, amidst lack of market moving factors.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): The FBM KLCI got off to a muted start this morning as regional markets stalled.
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TOKYO, April 16 — Asian stocks hovered below a nine-month peak today after disappointing bank earnings dented Wall Street, though recent signs the global economy is likely to avoid a sharper downtur...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips notched slim gains early Tuesday as some buying of KL Kepong and Genting Bhd underpinned the FBM KLCI’s advance but the overall market was lacklustre.
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NEW YORK: Foreigners purchased the most US Treasury securities in six months in February, suggesting some overseas appetite for low-risk government debt due to worries about a slowing US economy, the US Treasury Department released on Monday showed.
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NEW YORK, April 16 — Global stocks finished little changed yesterday following a quiet session as investors eyed the latest in trade diplomacy and US banks reported mixed earnings.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pikom, the National (ICT) Association of Malaysia, is supportive of the government’s stance to impose a 6% digital tax on foreign service providers as of Jan 1, 2020.
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LONDON, April 15 — Britain’s main index lost ground today as miners and oil majors fell, more than offsetting gains in bank stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed marginally higher on Monday thanks to some nibbling on Petronas Chemicals, Maxis and Sime Darby but the broader market was weaker in the absence of strong fund and retail buying interest.
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During the internet boom of the 1990s, Silicon Valley tech workers clocked up long hours to keep their startups afloat amid fierce competition and rapidly changing technology trends.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The local market was bullish in morning trade as investors' risk appetite returned to emerging markets on optimism that the US-China negotiations were yielding results.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): The FBM KLCI rose 0.38% at mid-morning today, partially on positive sentiment following news on the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project as well as in tandem wit...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's success in renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with China is significant as it saves Malaysia from the debt trap that Sri Lanka fell into, Forbes writes.
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TOKYO, April 15 — The yen hovered near its lowest level this year today as more signs of stabilisation in the Chinese economy and an upbeat start to the US earnings season prompted investors to aban...
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SYDNEY, April 15 — Asian shares started on a firm footing today and the US dollar eased as risk appetite was whetted by better-than-expected data from China that helped boost confidence about the he...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fund buying of Public Bank and Hong Leong Bank underpinned the FBM KLCI’s advance in early Monday trade, taking its cue from the firmer key Asian markets.
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Globally just over 58.4 million PCs worldwide were sold in the first quarter of 2019 which, according to the International Data Corporation, shows that PC sales are down by 3% around the world when compared to the same period last year.
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(April 15): Asian stocks look set for a positive start to the week after earnings and Chinese economic data eased concerns about a slowdown in global growth Friday, lifting U.S. shares and Treasury yi...
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SAN FRANCISCO: SoftBank Group Corp leader Masayoshi Son has much bigger ambitions for transportation than simply seeing his investment in Uber Technologies Inc turn into more than US$13bil when the company goes public next month.
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TOKYO, April 14 — As optimism grows that the United States and China are nearing a trade deal, Japan kicks off its own negotiations with Washington from tomorrow, hoping to resolve some of the issue...
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WASHINGTON, April 14 — With US-Japan trade talks set to begin tomorrow, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday any agreement will include a requirement to refrain from manipulating curr...
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DETROIT: SoftBank Group Corp leader Masayoshi Son has much bigger ambitions for transportation than simply seeing his investment in Uber Technologies Inc turn into more than $13 billion when the company goes public next month.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police have thwarted an attempt by a man to smuggle various types of drugs via courier to Japan on Wednesday.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM, April 13 — The police have thwarted an attempt by a man to smuggle various types of drugs via courier to Japan on Wednesday.
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NEW YORK, April 13 — Annual fan convention Star Wars Celebration is the setting for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to make its April 13 debut ahead of an expected console and computer release towards ...
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The International Paralympic Committee has partnered with ex-Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata and his studio JP Games to develop The Pegasus Dream Tour, a Paralympics-themed RPG set in a fantasy metropolis called Pegasus City.
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LONDON, April 12 — Signs of a stabilisation in China's giant economy and a soggy dollar helped oil markets cement their best run for more than three years today, though stocks weren't buoyed much af...
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TOYOTA CITY, April 12 — The head of Toyota Motor Corp’s electric vehicle (EV) business told Reuters the automaker has received enquiries from more than 50 companies since announcing last week that...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI rose in morning trade as Tenaga Nasional rebounded from yesterday's rout, leading the index higher.
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TOKYO, April 12 — Japan today attacked an “extremely regrettable” ruling by the World Trade Organisation that upheld a ban by South Korea on some seafood from Fukushima imposed after the 2011 nu...
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It plays like Mario Kart and it looks like ... well, it looks like nothing you’ve probably played before.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): A joint venture (JV) involving Bumi Armada Bhd is likely to secure a US$2 billion floating production storage offloading (FPSO) charter from India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp (...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): The FBM KLCI rose 0.12%  at mid-morning today, as Tenaga Nasional Bhd led the rebound at the local market, against the backdrop of flat regional markets.
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SHANGHAI, April 12 — Asian shares were flat and US Treasury yields pulled back today as investor caution prevailed ahead of the release of first-quarter corporate earnings, although stronger US econ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional managed to stage a rebound early Friday to help shore up the FBM KLCI following the selldown the previous day.
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WASHINGTON, April 11 — A new trade war sparked by US automotive tariffs has the potential to do much more damage to global economic growth than the US-China trade conflict has done, International Mo...
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HONG KONG: Technology stocks have been at the forefront of the rally in Asian stocks this year, yet there’s more driving the sector than just Tencent Holdings Ltd.
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JOHOR BARU: As speculation mounts over who will be the next Johor mentri besar, social media is being used to campaign for certain candidates said to be on the list.
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As the comeback “kid” 93-year young Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is also bringing back his concept of Malaysia Incorporated, determined to make it a reality this time round.
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CANADA is a destination that draws many to visit, study or call home, thanks to the friendly and welcoming attitude this country has come to be known for.
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(April 12): Asian stocks were poised for modest gains Friday after data showed the U.S. economy remains on solid footing.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11):  The FBM KLCI closed down 15.23 points or 0.93% at 1,624.23 on foreign selling as US-Europe trade tension and slower global economic growth concerns hit Asian stock markets.
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TOKYO, April 11 — The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd boss Carlos Ghosn was questioned by prosecutors at Tokyo District Court today, Kyodo News reported, a week after her husband was arrested for...
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TOKYO, April 11 — The wife of ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrived at Tokyo District Court, Kyodo News reported today, where she is expected to be questioned by prosecutors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional pulled the FBM KLCI lower after falling 44 sen to a two-year low of RM12.14.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade this morning as Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Top Glove Corporation Bhd dragged the local index against the backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Universiti Malaya said it played a role in the groundbreaking discovery that allowed the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project to physically record the image of a black hole...
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SYDNEY, April 11 — Asian stocks held near eight-month highs yesterday and the US dollar slipped again on expectations global interest rates will stay lower for longer after a dovish turn by the Euro...
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SYDNEY: Asian stocks held near eight-month highs on Thursday and the dollar slipped again on expectations global interest rates will stay lower for longer after a dovish turn by the European Central Bank and milder than expected U.S. inflation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment jumped 14% year-on-year in 2018 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion from $56.62 billion in 2017, according to the US-bas...
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(April 11): Asian stocks were poised for a mixed start after Federal Reserve meeting minutes confirmed the central bank’s dovish tilt on policy this year.
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TOKYO, April 11 — The wife of ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn returned to Japan yesterday and intends to testify to Tokyo prosecutors, a source close to her entourage said, days after she left the c...
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SINGAPORE (April 10): Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) has divested five properties in Japan to Godo Kaisha T&C for a total sale consideration of JPY 12.5 billion (S$213.3 million) in cash.
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TOKYO: Toyota has launched the new 2020 RAV4 in Japan, with 2.0-litre and hybrid 2.5-litre variants as well as two-wheel drive and Dynamic Torque Control 4WD options.
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PETALING JAYA (April 10): The Ascott Ltd (Ascott), CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, is bringing its co-living “lyf” brand to Kuala Lumpur to ride on the growing community living ...
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Exactly three months after showcasing the car at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show, Toyota has unveiled the all-new fifth-generation RAV4 in its home market in Japan.
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Uber will seek to sell around US$10 billion worth of stock in its IPO and make public the offering’s registration on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said.