WASHINGTON (May 19): The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time...
HONG KONG, May 20 — Most Asian markets rose today after Donald Trump showed signs of conciliation in his trade wars but investors remain on edge over the China-US standoff with some concerns that ta...
TOKYO, May 20 — The Australian dollar got a boost against the greenback on Monday following a surprise election victory by the country’s conservative government, while the yen dipped slightly on a...
TOKYO, May 20 — Japanese GDP expanded 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year, official data showed today, in a better-than-expected result for the world’s third-largest economy.
TOKYO: Japan's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January- March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world's third-largest economy.
MAY 20 — As an American who recently spent 10 weeks visiting Malaysia, I found it welcome news to read in the Malay Mail on May 6 that the site of the Battle of Kampar will be gazetted as a histor...
BEIJING, May 20 — Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is ready to deal with Washington’s crackdown and will reduce its reliance on US components, its founder told Japanese media.
TOKYO: Signs of a weakening Japanese economy are fuelling concerns among some ruling party lawmakers that the country cannot cope with an increase in an unpopular sales tax in October, after previous hikes hurt growth and derailed political careers.
Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has finally entered the Chinese market with the introduction of the Realme X. As seen earlier, this is Realme’s first smartphone to feature an all-screen display and it use...
MUAR (Bernama): A senior citizen's 40-year wait to receive citizenship finally ended Friday (May 17) when she received the approval letter from the Home Ministry at the Jamek Nurul Yakin Mosque in Felda Maokil near here.
TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the launch of the new Supra in Japan at Toyota dealers nationwide.
YOKOHAMA: Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Thursday it would, for now, stick to self-driving technology which uses radar sensors and cameras, avoiding lidar or light-based sensors because of their high cos...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today in line with the weaker regional currencies weighed by continuous uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, a ...
GEORGE TOWN: SM Mohamed Idris, one of Malaysia’s most prominent consumer advocates, died today at the age of 93.
Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain invested an undisclosed amount in rewards-based crowdfunding site Campfire through its GB-VII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership.
TOKYO, May 17 — Japanese car giant Nissan shook up its executive board today, adding a top director from partner Renault as it battles the fallout from the Carlos Ghosn saga and disappointing result...
TOKYO: Sony Corp. has unveiled another record share buyback just months after completing a similar program, underscoring Chief Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida’s commitment to supporting his stock price in a tumultuous environment.
When Yu Sasamoto joined Twitter Inc as head of Japan in 2014, he looked at the revenue figures for the country and thought, “This is a little bit small.”
Managing the health of the planet, fighting discrimination or boosting innovation in the arts; the fields in which Artificial Intelligence can help humans are countless, and an ambitious London exhibition aims to prove it.
The war for market share in Japan’s streaming market is being waged on the anime battlefield.
I spent eight years working in Japan and returned to Malaysia 13 years ago.
The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors, and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The FBM KLCI edged up in early trade in line with the gains at regional markets, lifted by index-linked stocks including Public Bank Bhd and Top Glove Corp Bhd.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
NEW YORK, May 17 — Longtime video game console rivals Microsoft and Sony yesterday announced an alliance to improve their platforms for streaming entertainment from the internet cloud.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Pestech International Bhd proposes to work together with solar energy investment company Atlantic Blue Sdn Bhd as joint contractors.
LETTER | I have spent some eight years working in Japan and returned to Malaysia 13 years ago.
TOKYO, May 16 — A former economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today that an increase in sales tax planned for October should be shelved until the economy puts a decisive end t...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The ringgit rebounded to close higher today helped by gross domestic product (GDP) data that showed first-quarter economic growth was faster than expected, dealers said.
LONDON, May 16 — European stocks fell, government bond yields slipped and the Japanese yen firmed today after the US government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, further strai...
No, really. The all-new Suzuki Jimny appeared as roller skates in this quirky new ad by Suzuki Australia.
The new system, the ProPILOT 2.0, works hand-in-hand with the vehicle’s navigation system to help guide the car according to a pre-selected route and is set to debut in the Japanese-market Nissan Sk...
LONDON, May 16 — Managing the health of the planet, fighting discrimination or boosting innovation in the arts; the fields in which Artificial Intelligence can help humans are countless, and an ambi...
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil prices surged overnight and amid an improvement in commodity price.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.21% in early trade this morning as regional markets traded mixed and index-linked Hartalega Holdings Bhd, Public Bank Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bh...
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.
PUTRAJAYA: The memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for Malaysia to send semi-skilled workers to Japan has not been finalised, says M. Kulasegaran.
We don’t know why but seems like a lot of manufacturers feel that today is a good day to announce a new phone.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today ahead of the first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data set for release tomorrow, dealers said.
PUTRAJAYA: The memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for Malaysia to send semi-skilled workers to Japan has not been finalised, said Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran (pix).
The memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for Malaysia to send semi-skilled workers to Japan has not been finalised, Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran said today.
The ringgit continues its downtrend against the US dollar as cautious investors await tomorrow’s release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data, dealers said.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Malaysia's plans to send over semi-skilled workers to Japan to meet the latter's acute labour shortage will benefit Malaysia and its people, says Human Resources Minister M Kula...
KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Ringgit is trading at its weakest level this year before a report due Thursday that is expected to show Malaysia’s economic growth slowed last quarter.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continues its downtrend against the US dollar as cautious investors await tomorrow's release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data, dealers said.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran responded to local pushback against a proposal to supply skilled manual labourers to Japan, saying it was meeting the present reality i...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — The ringgit continues its downtrend against the US dollar as cautious investors await tomorrow’s release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data, dealers said.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today as cautious mood prevailed ahead of the release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data on Thursday, dealers said.
LONDON, May 14 — China’s yuan and the Australian dollar regained some poise today after upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump suggested trade talks with Beijing could yet make headway.
TOKYO, May 14 — Crisis-hit Nissan today revealed full-year net profits at a near-decade low and forecast a further decline as it battles to recover after the shock arrest of its talismanic former bo...
SoftBank Group, a leading investor in Uber, has lost roughly US$16 billion in market value in the past three trading days following the ride-hailing giant’s tanking initial public offering.
TOKYO, May 14 — Tokyo prosecutors have filed a request to revise the content of their indictment of Carlos Ghosn for aggravated breach of trust, providing further details on alleged cash transfers i...
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NEW YORK: Global stock markets tumbled on Monday and the Chinese yuan weakened to its lowest level since December as the trade war between the United States and China escalated..
KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today in line with the weaker regional emerging market currencies as sentiment was dampened by the stalemate in the US-China tra...
Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation has invested about US$4.6 million in Sorabito, which runs AllStocker, an online marketplace for used construction equipment.
Is anyone still playing Pokémon Go? For those of you who are, then you’ll probably be happy to know that there’s another Pokémon mobile game in the works.
MELAKA, May 13 — Malaysia is the first country in the Asean region and fourth in the world to offer Cyberdyne Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) treatment, an innovative medical technology to treat patien...
PUTRAJAYA, May 13 ― Putrajaya will take as inspiration food bank programmes in Japan and the United Kingdom, Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution...
First, the company announces that its digital subsidiary has secured a high eight digit millions investment from a leading Japanese conglomerate which has valued it portfolio at US$500 million.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): The FBM KLCI fell 0.29% at mid-morning today, tracking losses at regional markets.
PETALING JAYA: An MP and a unionist have questioned the need to send Malaysian blue-collar workers to Japan, urging the government to look into raising wages in Malaysia first.
SEOUL, May 13 — Cho Min-kyong boasts an engineering degree from one of South Korea’s top universities, a school design award and a near-perfect score in her English proficiency test.
HONG Kong actress Fala Chen married her French boyfriend of three years, entrepreneur Emmanuel Straschnov, last Saturday, China Press reported.
KUALA LUMPUR: Local artist and calligrapher Dr Cheng Haw-Chien is holding a joint Chinese art exhibition with two world-renowned calligraphy painting artists until the coming Sunday.
SYDNEY, May 13 — Stock futures turned red in Asia early on Monday as a standoff in Sino-US trade talks blunted risk appetite, underpinning safe harbours including the Japanese yen and sovereign bond...
SEOUL: Cho Min-kyong boasts an engineering degree from one of South Korea's top universities, a school design award and a near-perfect score in her English proficiency test.
SYDNEY: Stock futures turned red in Asia early on Monday as a standoff in Sino-U.S. trade talks blunted risk appetite, underpinning safe harbours including the Japanese yen and sovereign bonds.
During’s Sony’s State of Play a few days back, the Japanese console brand released a nearly two hours long documentary of about one of its best and fast-selling PlayStation 4 (PS4) exclusives last...
TOKYO, May 11 ― European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny said he expects euro-zone growth to rebound in the latter half of this year, paving the way to deliberate normalisi...
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to be volatile against the US dollar next week given that global investors would try to get a better reading on US-China trade ties moving forward and their impli...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 ― The ringgit is expected to trade in volatile mode against the US dollar next week given that global investors would try to get a better reading on US-China trade ties moving f...
GEORGE TOWN: Kopitiams here have lately become venues for debate on the merits of local hawker food in comparison to similar fare offered in Singapore.
GEORGE TOWN: Why soldiers at Fort Cornwallis buried their cannons about 200 years ago instead of displaying their military might has left archaeologists scratching their heads.
On a visit to Ipoh on May 9, the Japanese ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Makio Miyagawa, told Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu that a representative from Tsukuba University had visited several locat...
THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is baffled by the Transport Ministry’s decision to allow darker tints for the rear windshield and windows of vehicles.
IT IS Axiata Group’s moment in the sun.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar in early session as weak sentiment persisted due to bearish external leads, a dealer said.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar in early session as weak sentiment persisted due to bearish external leads, a dealer said.
The new season of play for mobile, console, and computer hit Fortnite introduces the Neo Tilted and Mega Mall locations, among others.
TOKYO: Panasonic Corp warned profit this financial year would fall for the first time in eight years as costs to boost battery output rise and it moves to overhaul some businesses amid investor pressure to find new avenues of growth
NEW YORK, May 9 — The Japanese yen surged to a three-month high against the dollar today, with the Swiss franc at a one-month high as investors sought out the safe-haven currencies, fearing the US-C...
The Subaru Impreza 22B STi will soon be available as a 1/64 model from Hot Wheels.
TOKYO: Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp announced a stock split while keeping the per-share dividend unchanged for the year, effectively doubling its shareholder payout, as it also reported a better-than-expected annual profit.
THE constitutional position of state Rulers has been in the news lately and there is bitter controversy over several issues.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Malaysian palm oil futures eased in early trade on Thursday, in line for a second day of loss after falling about 0.2% in its previous trading session.
TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei fell for a fourth day to a six-week low as investors remained cautious ahead of the next round of U.S-China trade talks, while SoftBank Corp and Yahoo Japan were under the spotlight after their alignment news.
TOKYO, May 9 ― The dollar hovered near a six-week low versus the yen early today, weighed down against its safe-haven Japanese peer as risk aversion gripped broader markets amid concerns that the US...
SANDAKAN: Liverpool’s stunning victory against Barcelona in the Champions League has not only shocked local football fans, but also triggered political chatter here.
PETALING JAYA: TC Subaru, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, launched the new Subaru XV GT Edition.
LONDON, May 8 — Punch-drunk stock markets suffered through a third straight session of trade war fears today, trembling at the prospect of President Donald Trump unleashing a trade war on China.
Sony first turned down the EA Access offer from Electronic Arts.
I just heard that the prime minister is going to announce his choice for the national car soon.
TOKYO, May 8 — Profits at Japanese car giant Toyota hit the skids despite record sales, the company admitted today, although it said it expected to accelerate out of trouble in the year ahead.
TOKYO, May 8 — Japanese car giant Toyota said today its annual net profit fell by a quarter, despite record sales, blaming investment losses — but it forecast an upturn in the year ahead.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 ― The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today on lack of fresh buying interest, said a dealer.
TOKYO, May 8 ― Growing fears about the impact of a worsening US-Sino trade conflict on global growth kept the safe-haven Japanese yen near recent highs against its peers today.