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Topic: July 2018

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Dego Ride has urged the government to prioritise local players after giving green light to the introduction of motorcycle ridesharing in Malaysia.
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After a quiet June, car sales in the country picked up again last month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 22 — PKR leader Fahmi Fadzil today shot down Parti Amanah Negara’s Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan’s Facebook accusation that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had intentionally ski...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A witness told the High Court yesterday (Aug 20) that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low denied conversing via Blackberry Messenger (BBM) with former AmBank relationship manage...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): A witness told the High Court yesterday that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low denied conversing via Blackberry Messenger (BBM) with former AmBank relationship manage...
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KUALA LUMPUR” A witness told the High Court yesterday that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low denied conversing via Blackberry Messenger (BBM) with former AmBank relationship manager, Joan...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A witness told the High Court today that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, denied conversing via Blackberry Messenger (BBM) with former AmBank relationship manager, Joanna Yu Ging Ping when she was handling Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's accounts.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter (2Q), but a recession is not in sight, s...
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There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger GDP in the second quarter, but a recession is not in sight, said RHB Bank in its economic view today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter (Q2), but a recession is not in sigh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly, with some 26 percent of the July 2019 figure involving...
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First-time users of Telegram surged in Hong Kong after protesters flocked to the popular chat app during the months-long demonstrations that gripped the city, new data from Sensor Tower shows.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly, with some 26% of the July 2019 figure comprising e-com...
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Saifuddin Nasution KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly on e-commerce fraud.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly on e-commerce fraud.
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The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) today said it receives an average of 2,500 complaints monthly on e-commerce fraud.
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Umno reportedly sued three of its MPs who had defected to Bersatu after the party lost in the 14th general election last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia's July consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.4% year-on-year to 121.5 versus 119.8, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) saw a 5.3% increase in passenger traffic in July 2019, on the back of higher domestic passenger movements in Malaysia and the high growth o...
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BEIJING, Aug 12 — China’s banks extended surprisingly fewer new loans in July, while growth of money supply and total social financing also slowed, raising pressure on the central bank to ease pol...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Home-sharing operators in Penang are enjoying “booming business” during the Hari Raya Haji weekend.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — It has been a while since Sony had released a new Xperia smartphone in Malaysia.
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Back in May, we have learned that Sony Mobile is no longer interested to release their phones in Malaysia.
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It has been a while since Sony had released a new Xperia smartphone in Malaysia.
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ALOR STAR: A retired nurse from Jitra became the latest victim to fall for the Love Scam, ending up not only with a broken heart but also losing RM210,000 of her hard-earned money in the process, poli...
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ALOR SETAR: A retired nurse from Jitra has become the victim of a love scam, ending up not only with a broken heart but also losing RM210,000 of her savings.
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At 24 years old, a S$1.2 million (RM3.6 million) penthouse in one of the most expensive property markets in the world, furnished with such luxuries as a Herman Miller Aeron office chair and Lelit espr...
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… We wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, though.
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BUTTERWORTH: Another six enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the now defunct Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have been charged in the Special Session Court here with corruption, making it 12 in two days.
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BUTTERWORTH: Six Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers, including a woman, were charged in the Sessions Court here today with 40 counts of accepting bribes, totalling RM20,050, in conne...
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BUTTERWORTH: A third group of vehicle enforcement officers from the government were charged at the Sessions Court today, as part of a larger blitz by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on...
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SEBERANG PERAI, July 25 — Six more enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) today claimed trial to a total of 40 charges in bribe...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s inherent strengths, including a resilient economy and diversified exports portfolio, would help the country weather the challenges caused by rising trade tensions, said Fraz...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Malaysia’s inherent strengths, including a resilient economy and diversified exports portfolio, would help the country weather the challenges caused by rising trade tension...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA questions if there is a conflict of interest in Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairman Wong Kah Woh accepting the chairmanship of The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda).
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PETALING JAYA: The Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia (Seda) has appointed Wong Kah Woh (pic) as its chairman effective July 1.
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PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth has called on Yeo Bee Yin to explain why a fellow DAP member was appointed to be the Malaysia Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) chairman, barely months after announcing a large-scale solar power project worth RM2bil.
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BEIJING, July 21 — Some Chinese companies are seeking new purchases of US agricultural products, China’s official Xinhua news agency said today, citing authorities, as Beijing and Washington look ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd will be appealing against the High Court ruling which required them to pay the outstanding passenger service charges (PSC) to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB). In a statement issued yesterday, both airlines said they were taken aback by the court ruling which dismissed their application to strike out the PSC payment.
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WASHINGTON, July 20 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had a very good talk with his Chinese counterpart, amid signals from China that officials coul...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd will appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss the striking out application by AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd over the payment of RM40.6 million in outstanding pas...
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AirAsia Bhd will appeal the ruling by the High Court to dismiss the striking-out application by both AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd in relation to the payment for outstanding Passenger Service Charges ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Budget carrier AirAsia said today it will appeal against the High Court's ruling which mandated it pay RM40.6 million in outstanding Passenger Service Charges (PSC) to Malays...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): AirAsia Group Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd (collectively AirAsia) are not happy and the two low cost carriers want to appeal against the High Court’s ruling that they need to fork o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd will appeal against the High Court ruling which required them to pay the outstanding passenger service charges (PSC) to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB).
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WASHINGTON, July 19 ― US and Chinese officials spoke by telephone yesterday as the world's two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesti...
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There is no new lead for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reopen its graft probe against Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud, said de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong (photo, above).
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PETALING JAYA: The Auditor-General (A-G) said government funds for the Socio Economic Development of the Indian Community Unit (Sedic) were channelled into an NGO allegedly linked to a then minister.
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PETALING JAYA: Although the debate on child marriages has often focused on Muslims, nuptials among non-Muslims below the age of 18 have gone up by about 20% annually in the past four years, with concerned groups blaming this on rising urban poverty and the lack of sex education.
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GEORGE TOWN: A famous restaurant along Chulia Street here has been sealed for 14 days by the Health Department after rat droppings and other gross findings in its kitchen.
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KUALA LUMPUR: IJM Corp Bhd said yesterday it will seek “appropriate legal redress” after being terminated as the works package contractor (WPC) for the underground package of the light rail transi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be re-launched on July 25, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be re-launched on July 25, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has come out to refute allegations raised by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to reject its service in relation to the 1BestariNet project.
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JOHOR BAHRU (July 9): Three construction waste disposal companies were fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here yesterday after they pleaded guilty to disposing scheduled solid wastes at unautho...
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The Sabah Timber Employees Union (STIEU) is hopeful that the High Court will deliver a definitive decision today, July 9, when it decides on the injunction application filed by Pelangi Prestasi Sdn Bh...
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PETALING JAYA: YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has clarified that it was not expecting an extension of the 1BestariNet contract, but was relying on the Malaysian government to hold an open tender for the service.
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JOHOR BAHRU (July 8): Three construction waste disposal companies were fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to disposing scheduled solid wastes at unauthorise...
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JOHOR BAHRU: Three waste disposal companies were fined RM15,000 each in court today for disposing of solid wastes at unauthorised areas around here from July 2018 to January this year.
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JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Three construction waste disposal companies were fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here Monday (July 8) after they pleaded guilty to disposing scheduled solid wastes at unauthorised areas around here from July 2018 to January this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR - The newly revived East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be celebrated in a relaunch ceremony on July 25, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The newly revived East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be celebrated in a re-launch ceremony on July 25, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The newly revived East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project may be celebrated in a re-launch ceremony on July 25, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
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KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has clarified that it was not expecting an extension of the 1BestariNet contract but was relying on the Malaysian government to hold an open tender for the services.
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To The Editor, The Edge Malaysia WE refer to your article “Clearing the Air” which appeared in the July 6, 2019 edition of your publication.
Tech in Asia:
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Jakarta-based fintech startup FinAccel, the creator of digital credit card Kredivo, has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from MDI Ventures and Telkomsel Mitra Inovasi, the venture arm of Ind...
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YTL Communications, the folks behind Yes 4G and 1Bestarinet today has released a statement regarding the recent termination of contract by the Ministry of Education (MoE). In general, this particular ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Malaysians are seeking refugee status in Australia every year, as an excuse to remain in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians in Australia are claiming to be refugees to gain protection visas which will enable them to stay longer in the country.
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GRAB, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, on June 27 announced an additional investment of US$300 million (RM1.2 billion) from Invesco Ltd, a global independent investment management company, a move...
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Hong Kong's top court today quashed a conviction against former leader Donald Tsang (photo, above) for misconduct in public office, bringing to a close a legal battle that had tarnished his reputation...
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WASHINGTON, June 25 — US consumers will delay or forgo technology upgrades if President Donald Trump imposes a new round of 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese goods, slowing the US innovation engine, te...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today brushed aside claims made by Umno accusing the government of attempting to bankrupt the party through the Malaysian Anti-Corrupti...
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SETEL – Malaysia’s first mobile app for fuel payment at the pump is now available at all Petronas stations in Klang Valley.
The Star:
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Cardboard create-it-yourself games platform Nintendo Labo for the Nintendo Switch is 2019's Game of the Year according to the Games for Change Awards, whose winners were announced June 18.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― Cardboard create-it-yourself games platform Nintendo Labo for the Nintendo Switch is 2019's Game of the Year according to the Games for Change Awards, whose winners were ann...
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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.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Refined sugar producer MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd has warned that it will resort to taking commercial approaches that may not be beneficial to Malaysia as a whole, should the gr...
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FAR East Holdings Bhd, its substantial shareholder — the Prosper group — and companies related to them have accumulated as much as 16.85% in plantation company United Malacca Bhd (UMB), filings wi...
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BUTTERWORTH: Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) president Datuk Rozali Mohamud will become the new mayor.
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BATU PAHAT: Always chase your dream, even if you have to quit your full-time job as a lawyer to cycle around the world.
Malaysiakini:
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LETTER | I never thought I would live to see such headlines in the news; that Malaysia has become “the world’s top dumping site for plastic waste”.
Malay Mail:
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JUNE 12 — I never thought I would live to see such headlines in the news — that Malaysia has become “The world’s top dumping site for plastic waste”.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil stockpiles fell to a 10-month low at end-May, according to official data on Wednesday, extending monthly falls since March, as export gains outpaced an unexpected rise in production.
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NEW YORK, June 11 ― Equities around the world rose yesterday while US Treasury prices fell as risk assets were in demand after the United States shelved plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, easing wor...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): Speculations have surfaced regarding AmBank Group ex-chief financial officer (CFO) Mandy Rutherford (pictured) after she withdrew from taking up one of the most senior banking...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): Speculations have surfaced regarding AmBank Group  ex-chief financial officer (CFO) Mandy Rutherford after she withdrew from taking up one of the most senior banking roles in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of 62 Malaysian companies currently hold approved permits (AP) to import and process plastic waste.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): Malaysia’s online hiring activity in the engineering, construction and real estate industry recorded the steepest annual decline in April this year, according to the latest Mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): Malaysia’s online hiring activity in the engineering, construction and real estate industry recorded the steepest annual decline in April this year, according to the latest Mo...
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BRUSSELS, June 6 — US tech giant Google has appealed an EU fine of €1.49 billion (RM7 billion) for unfair practices through misuse of its dominant position, a source close the case said yesterday ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): Malaysia's palm oil stocks likely hit a 10-month low by end-May, according to a Reuters survey, logging a third straight month of fall due to a dip in output and rise in exports...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's palm oil stocks likely hit a 10-month low by end-May, according to a Reuters survey, logging a third straight month of fall due to a dip in output and rise in exports.
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On top of a slowing car market, Chinese car dealers now have to deal with rising inventories of older models that don’t meet the latest China 6 (similar to Euro 6) emission standards, which was unex...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) net profit plunged over 66.3% to RM149.58mil in the first quarter ended march 31 against RM444.59mil in the same quarter a year ago.
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Singapore: Almost a year after intervening to stem soaring property prices, Singapore has done what it set out to do and stabilised the property cycle, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said.
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SINGAPORE: Almost a year after intervening to stem soaring property prices, Singapore has done what it set out to do and stabilized the property cycle, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said.
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SAO PAULO, May 28 ― Eike Batista, once the richest man in Brazil, has been fined around US$134 million (RM561 million) for insider trading, the securities commission said yesterday, as the ex-billio...
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Vietnam’s VinID Joint Stock Company, 80% owned by conglomerate Vingroup, said it has completed the acquisition of e-wallet platform MonPay for an undisclosed amount, VnExpress reports.
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MILAN, May 23 ― Funds that built big short positions in Italy's leading banks from early 2018 have lowered the size of their bets in the last few months as political worries eased, regulatory data s...