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Singapore's average daily forex trading volume hit new high of US$633b in April 2019
SINGAPORE, Sept 17 — Singapore’s average daily foreign exchange (FX) trading volume reached a new high of US$633 billion (RM2.64 trillion) in April 2019, up 22 per cent from US$517 billion in Apri...
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Order checks for Apple's new iPhone bode well, say analysts
NEW YORK, Sept 17 — Pre-orders for Apple Inc's latest iPhones have gotten off to a better start than the last cycle a year ago, several Wall Street analysts said yesterday, citing their own research...
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Ringgit slightly lower against US dollar at opening
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today in line with regional markets as investors continued to reassess their risk parameters following the weekend's e...
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Super Nintendo World theme park: Mario, Yoshi rides, interactive wristbands, high scores
The new Super Nintendo World area of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is due to open in Spring 2020, will feature Super Mario Kart Ride and Yoshi's Adventures attractions.
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Oil-exporter currencies, safe havens rally after Saudi attacks
LONDON, Sept 16 — Currencies linked to the price of oil rose today after an attack on Saudi Arabian refining facilities disrupted global oil supplies, while the Japanese yen and Swiss franc strength...
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How one Chinese founder went from battling kidney disease to snagging Apple deal
When Yang Yang took the stage at the iPhone 11 event to show off his new game, few knew just how much he and his studio had gone through to get to this point.
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No more for me: S. Korean beer imports from Japan plunge 97pc
SEOUL, Sept 16 — South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped almost to zero last month in the face of a consumer boycott sparked by a bitter trade and historical dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, d...
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US dollar falls as oil attacks send investors to safety
SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — The US dollar fell while safe-havens and currencies of oil producing countries rallied today, following an attack on Saudi Arabian refining facilities that disrupted global oil ...
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Logistics platform raises funds to scale up
FRESH off securing the CIP300 funding from Cradle recently, local startup Golog is now looking to raise about US$1mil (RM4.17mil) in its seed round to further scale its system and expand its market share.
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New trailer drops for 'Mario Kart Tour' mobile game ahead of release (VIDEO)
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 ― A new trailer for Mario Kart Tour shows a little more of how the official mobile game will work, as well as how its Tokyo course is shaping up, ahead of a late September rel...
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate scoops five at Japan Game Awards
Nintendo Switch multiplayer action game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the franchise's fifth entry, collected five awards from the 2019 Japan Game Awards.
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Inaugural Sabah Bakery and Hospitality Expo Nov 22-24
Khoo (fifth left), Tan (sixth right) and the Scaba committee members invite Wong as the guest of honour at the Sabah Bakery and Hospitality Expo.
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300 traditional drums performance to set the stage for Malaysia Day celebration
KUCHING, Sept 14 — The rhythmic beating of 300 traditional drums at Stadium Perpaduan, here will set the stage for the national-level Malaysia Day celebration on Monday night.
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Bermaz Auto declares higher dividend of 3.25 sen despite flat 1Q net profit
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Mazda marque distributor Bermaz Auto Bhd’s net profit grew marginally higher by 0.47% to RM50.52 million in the first quarter ended July 31, 2019 (1QFY20), from RM50.28 milli...
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AB InBev revives plans for US$5b Hong Kong IPO, says report
HONG KONG, Sept 13 — The brewing giant behind brands like Stella Artois and Budweiser has revived plans to raise US$5 billion through an IPO in Hong Kong, resurrecting a proposal that was scuppered ...
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Mazda dealer Bermaz reports flat Q1 profit despite higher sales volume
KUALA LUMPUR: Bermaz Auto Bhd, the distributor of Mazda cars, said rising cost and the stronger Japanese yen contributed to the muted profit growth in the first...
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Ringgit firms up as trade fight de-escalates
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar today, supported by positive external developments mainly on the de-escalation of the United...
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Ringgit opens higher against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar today, supported by positive external developments mainly on the de-escalation of the United States and China trade b...
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Trade optimism pressures yen but caution prevails ahead of Fed, BOJ
TOKYO, Sept 13 — The yen was pinned near a six-week low versus the dollar as signs the United States and China were narrowing their differences over trade ahead of key talks decreased demand for saf...
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Ringgit opens higher against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar today, supported by positive external developments mainly on the de-escalation of the United States and China trade...
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'Super Smash Bros Ultimate' scoops five at Japan Game Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 13 ― Nintendo Switch multiplayer action game Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the franchise's fifth entry, collected five awards from the 2019 Japan Game Awards held on the occasion of...
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Google Arts & Culture opens virtual exhibit exploring Japanese cuisine
Google Arts & Culture's new virtual exhibit explores the history, origins and dishes of Japanese cuisine.
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A witness to the Double Tenth revolt
Chua Hock Yong was born in Singapore, but his grandfather moved the family to British North Borneo (now Sabah) to establish their business in 1939 when he...
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China out in force at Frankfurt car show, led by battery builders
FRANKFURT: Chinese suppliers and makers have stepped up their presence at the Frankfurt auto show, capitalising on a strong position in electric technologies forced on European carmakers by regulators...
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‘Death Stranding’ showcases cinematic trailer, gameplay, poster imagery at Tokyo Game Show (VIDEO)
TOKYO, Sept 12 — A seven-minute trailer and 50 minutes’ worth of Death Stranding gameplay footage was debuted at the Tokyo Game Show ahead of a well-anticipated November 8 release on PlayStation 4...
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Ringgit ends firmer against US dollar on improved sentiment
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — The ringgit reversed its losses to close firmer against the US dollar today, mainly spurred by positive external developments with a high hope that the trade tension between ...
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Trade war thaw and ECB hopes lift world stocks to six-week highs
LONDON, Sept 12 — World stocks climbed to their highest in six weeks today as the European Central Bank prepared to offer new stimulus measures and the United States and China made mutual concession...
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Forget Boring Black Ties, These Batik Ones Are Hand Stitched By A M’sian Mother-Daughter Duo
Dressing up is something we might enjoy doing from time to time, after all, who doesn’t like looking and feeling good?
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'Ultraman Buddha' art in Thailand prompts police complaint
A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female artist yesterday over paintings that depict images of the Buddha as the 1960s Japanese superhero character Ul...
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Vynn Capital and OPTI Japan want to help more LPs, particularly first time ones, to get into the lucrative Southeast Asian market
Victor Chua of Vynn Capital Kuala Lumpur-based early-stage venture capital (VC) firm Vynn Capital today announced a strategic partnership with Japanese advisory and consulting firm OPTI.
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Ringgit tracks yuan higher, caution over Russell bond index
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today tracking the stronger Chinese yuan against the greenback, traders said.
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Ringgit higher against US dollar at opening
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today tracking the stronger Chinese yuan against the greenback, traders said.
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Ringgit higher against US dollar at opening
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today tracking the stronger Chinese yuan against the greenback, traders said.
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Ringgit opens higher against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today tracking the stronger Chinese yuan against the greenback, traders said.
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Frankfurt 2019: The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR Is An All-Electric Race Car
Hyundai is no stranger to the world of motorsports, what with numerous vehicles being fielded in various forms of motorsports around the world and in various different race series.
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Investors scouring the world for yield turn to S. Korea
SEOUL: South Korea is looking increasingly alluring to some global debt investors who see it as an oasis of decent yields amid more volatile markets elsewhere.
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Euro dips as investors wait to see scale of ECB easing
LONDON, Sept 11 — The euro dipped today but most investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting tomorrow, with the scale of an expected monetary easing package from eu...
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Ringgit snaps gain versus US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — The ringgit snapped its four-session winning streak to close lower against the US dollar today due to a stronger greenback and amid fragile sentiment for the local note.
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Nissan is looking for its third CEO in three years
TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co is looking for its third chief executive officer in as many years.
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Ringgit opens flat against US dollar
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 ― The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar today as investors stayed cautious ahead of the Bank Negara Malaysia’s monetary policy decision tomorrow, said a dealer.
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Tokyo stocks open higher as yen remains cheap
TOKYO, Sept 11 ― Tokyo stocks opened higher today as the yen remained cheaper against the dollar, providing some support to Japanese exporters amid a lack of other fresh market-moving events.
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Boycotts along racial, religious and nationalistic lines are hypocritical: The Star columnist
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -Regardless of their nationality, race and religion, it's irrational and impractical for anyone to still talk about boycott in the age of global economy.
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Pound lifted by Johnson’s latest defeat, Asian equities struggle
HONG KONG, Sept 10 — The pound bounced today after Prime Minister Boris Johnson again failed to get MPs to back a snap election.
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Yen slides to five-week lows as risky bets thrive
LONDON, Sept 10 — The Japanese yen fell to a five-week low against the US dollar today as a rebound in government bond yields prompted some investors to cut back on bearish bets on the global econom...
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Nissan seeks clean slate with CEO exit, but challenges remain
TOKYO, Sept 10 — Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan hopes the resignation of its embattled chief executive will help turn the page on the tumult unleashed by the arrest of former chief Carlos Ghos...
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Bringing glory to agriculture
LETTER | History, in most forms, has been taught in a linear manner.
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Japan boosts CLO scrutiny as banks buy risky assets
TOKYO: Japanese regulators are surveying the nation’s financial firms to determine their exposure to foreign assets including risky credit products as the global economy slows, according to sources.
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Nissan ousts CEO over pay scandal as turmoil deepens at carmaker
TOKYO: Less than a year since the dramatic downfall of Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co. is losing another leader.
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Nintendo Switch Online adopts less predictable release schedule in Japan
Nintendo's Japanese division has adjusted expectations for the timing of retro game releases for Switch Online subscribers, departing from a regular monthly schedule in...
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Remasters ahoy: ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘ Divinity: OS2’, ’Xenoblade Chronicles’, plus ‘Deadly Premonition’ and sequel
Remasters of modern classic Xenoblade Chronicles, two seafaring Assassin’s Creed games, acclaimed fantasy adventure Divinity: Original Sin 2, plus the first Deadly...
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Bringing glory to agri — Rais Hussin
SEPTEMBER 10 — History, in most forms, has been taught in a linear manner.
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Nissan's Saikawa bows to pressure, to quit as CEO on Sept 16
Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard and Saikawa at a joint news conference in Yokohamaon March 12.
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Swinburne graduate wins inaugural Japanese speech contest in Kuching
Henry, Fahima and Gracelyn (standing – third right, fourth right and fourth left, respectively) are all smiles during a photo-call with Kimata, Kondo and Matsuda (standing – left, right and second...
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Nissan to discuss Saikawa successors at meeting today, says source
Saikawa with Ghosn in a 2017 file pic before the scandal broke.
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Strong typhoon winds lash Tokyo area, causing transport chaos
One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years made landfall just east of Tokyo today with record-breaking winds, stinging rain and sending some rivers close to the top of t...
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Nissan to discuss Saikawa resignation, CEO not ‘clinging to his chair’, says source
TOKYO, Sept 9 — Nissan Motor Co’s nominating committee will discuss potential successors for Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa at a meeting today, after he privately signalled his readiness to resign...
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Unimech to tie up with Japanese company
BUTTERWORTH: Industrial valve maker Unimech Group Bhd (UGB) plans to boost its export business under a tie-up with a Japanese strategic partner.
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Nikkei: Nissan CEO Saikawa tells some executives he plans to resign
TOKYO, Sept 8 — Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa has told some executives he plans to resign, the Nikkei newspaper reported today, in what would mark the latest upheaval over governanc...
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‘Continuous learning culture key to Japan staying relevant in current times’
KYOTO, Japan: Japan is renowned as a developed nation spearheading the development of technology in various fields, among which are manufacturing, information technology and computers.
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Treasury ready to act on second Samurai bond, awaits PM’s order
PUTRAJAYA: The finance ministry is ready to act if the second Samurai bond issuance is continued, and is awaiting further instructions from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in relation to his statem...
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Continuous learning culture key to Japan staying relevant
Japan is renowned as a developed nation spearheading the development of technology in various fields, among which are manufacturing, information technology and computers.
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Mahathir wants second samurai bond issuance to proceed
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second samurai bond to proceed.
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Dicing with danger
REGARDLESS of their nationality, race and religion, it’s irrational and impractical for anyone to still talk about boycott in the age of global economy.Wake up, the world has changed!
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Govt looking for best formula
KYOTO: The government is looking for the best formula with regard to a proposal to stop making new appointments in the civil service under the permanent...
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Sony Announces New Signature Series SA-Z1 Near Field Speakers
It’s clear that Sony had a lot of audio products to show off at its booth at IFA 2019.
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Japanese angle on English dictionary development
IN developing dictionaries for English learners, it is important to incorporate words that reflect practical and contemporary use, suggested a Japanese associate professor specialising in English ling...
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Govt looking for best deal for civil servants, says Tun M
KYOTO: The government is looking for the best formula with regard to a proposal to stop making new appointments in the civil service under the permanent and pension scheme to ensure that public servan...
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Tun M wants second Samurai bond issuance to proceed
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.
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Dr M wants second Samurai bond issuance to proceed
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.
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Dr M: No decision yet on scrapping pension scheme, Govt still looking for best formula
KYOTO (Bernama): The government is looking for the best formula with regard to a proposal to stop making new appointments in the civil service under the pension...
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Dr M wants second samurai bond issuance to go ahead
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.
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Dr M wants second Samurai bond issuance to proceed
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants the issuance of second Samurai bond to proceed.
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Recorded lessons may be introduced in schools to improve teaching, says PM
KYOTO: The government is looking into the possibility of using recorded lessons by selected teachers to be shared with other schools, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Govt eyes using recorded lessons in schools: Mahathir
KYOTO: The government is looking into the possibility of using recorded lessons by selected teachers to be shared with other schools, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
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Dr M: Govt eyes using recorded lessons in schools
KYOTO (Bernama): The Malaysian government is looking into the possibility of using recorded lessons by selected teachers to be shared with other schools, says Prime...
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Gov't eyes using recorded lessons in schools - Dr M
The government is looking into the possibility of using recorded lessons by selected teachers to be shared with other schools, said Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Dr M launches Japanese edition of “Dr M: Apa Habaq Orang Muda"
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has launched the Japanese edition of the book “Dr M: Apa Habaq Orang Muda" in Kyoto today.
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Govt exploring use of recorded lessons in schools, says PM
KYOTO, Sept 7 — The government is looking into the possibility of using recorded lessons by selected teachers to be shared with other schools, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Mahathir launches Japanese translation of book on his speeches
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the Japanese translation of the book “Apa Habaq Orang Muda?” in Kyoto.
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PM launches Japanese edition of ‘Dr M: Apa Habaq Orang Muda’ during Kyoto visit
KYOTO, Sept 7 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the Japanese edition of the book Dr M: Apa Habaq Orang Muda.
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Modi tweets in Malay after meeting Mahathir
PETALING JAYA • In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Malay about his meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad.
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Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma investing US$3b in Swiss Roivant in overseas push
TOKYO: Japan's Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co will pay $3 billion for a 10% stake in Swiss drugmaker Roivant Sciences Ltd and interests in five of its biopharmaceutical...
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Tech: Cheap capital and SoftBank’s audacious Vision Fund 2
OVER the next week or so, bonds issued by governments and companies in Europe and Japan that trade with negative yields will cross the US$17 trillion (RM71.2 trillion) mark, or five times the combined...
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Sources: Nissan not currently considering asking CEO Saikawa to resign
TOKYO, Sept 6 — Nissan Motor Co is not currently considering asking embattled CEO Hiroto Saikawa to resign, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters today, a day after he admitted to bei...
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Nissan probe finds CEO Saikawa, other execs overpaid in compliance failure
TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co was embroiled in another scandal over executive pay after chief executive Hiroto Saikawa admitted to being overpaid in violation of...
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Indian PM Modi tweets in Malay after meeting with Malaysian PM Mahathir
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Malay about his meeting with Prime Minister Mahathir...
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Modi tweets in BM after meeting with Dr M
PETALING JAYA: In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia about his meeting with Tun...
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Dr Mahathir speaks at Eastern Economic Forum plenary session
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad spoke at a plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia on Thursday.Malaysia was taking part in the forum for the first time.Oth...
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Russia’s move to develop eastern provinces accords new market opportunities for Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Russia’s initiatives to develop its eastern provinces will open up new market opportunities for Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Putin keen on setting up aerospace university in Malaysia, says PM
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Russia is keen to set up an aerospace university in Malaysia.
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Putin woos Asian investors in Russia’s Far East
VLADIVOSTOK, Sept 5 — President Vladimir Putin sought to lure Asian investment to Russia’s Far East today as the launch was announced of a huge Arctic gas project aimed at Asian markets.
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Russia's move to develop eastern provinces opens new market opportunities for...
VLADIVOSTOK (Sept 5): Russia's initiatives to develop its eastern provinces will open up new market opportunities for Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said.
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PM: Russia’s move to develop eastern provinces opens up new market opportunities for Malaysia
VLADIVOSTOK (Russia), Sept 5 — Russia’s initiatives to develop its eastern provinces will open up new market opportunities for Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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India PM tweets in BM after meeting Dr M
PETALING JAYA: In an apparent effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia about his meeting with Tun...
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Sony Xperia 5 Accidentally Revealed Ahead Of IFA 2019 Keynote
Sony’s keynote at IFA 2019 is set to kick off in just a few more hours, and the Japanese electronics giant is expected to spill the details over its next Xperia flagship.
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India PM Modi tweets in Bahasa Malaysia about Russian meet with Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 ― Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has tweeted in Bahasa Malaysia of his bilateral meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ahead of the three-day Eastern Economic Summit in Vl...
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Nissan CEO Saikawa received excess pay, say reports
TOKYO, Sept 5 — The CEO of crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan received more pay than he was entitled to, local media reported today, as the firm reels from the arrest of its former chief for finan...
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Sony accidentally reveals the Xperia 5, OLED HDR screen confirmed
Sony is scheduled to announce their latest Xperia smartphone today at IFA 2019.
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Challenging outlook for office sector, KL City rents under pressure
PETALING JAYA (Sept 4): Office rents in Kuala Lumpur city centre (KL City) saw a marginal decline of 0.2% in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q2019) from the previous quarter and  0.7% compared with a  ...
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DoorDash spreads beyond North America with Australia launch
Meal delivery service DoorDash Inc said it will begin taking orders in the Australian city of Melbourne on Wednesday, its first foray outside North America, adding to the...
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