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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Malaysia’s first bike-hailing firm hopes the government will prioritise local companies amid anticipation of Indonesia-based Go-Jek’s entry into the country.
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COLFAX, Aug 22 — North Dakota bet bigger on Chinese soybean demand than any other US state.
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The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing ...
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Motorola has expanded its Android One lineup with its new Motorola One Action.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): West Asian, Central Asian, African and ASEAN countries are seen as the best prospects for Malaysian exporters to expand their markets, as they bear the brunt of global trade slo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — West Asian, Central Asian, African and Asean countries are seen as the best prospects for Malaysian exporters to expand their markets, as they bear the brunt of global trade s...
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Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth's air, but they have certain drawbacks: they need time and space to grow. Enter the BioUrban, an artificial tree that sucks up as much air pollution as 368 real trees.
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Dostavista, the Russia-based company that operates crowdsourced delivery service MrSpeedy, has raised US$15 million in a series B funding round led by Vostok New Ventures, as well as existing investor...
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Mexico’s government on Wednesday amplified its assertion that the Aug 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans, urging the United States to ensure the attack was d...
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CHICAGO: Problems at a Mexico City data-processing centre caused widespread failure across the nation’s banking system last Saturday, with companies and consumers reporting a spike in declined payments and transactions.
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US President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-imm...
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Mexico will investigate the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22 people, including eight Mexican citizens, as an act of terrorism and may request the suspected shooter be extradited to Mexi...
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BUDAPEST: Formula One teams have agreed the calendar can expand to a record 22 races next year but without increasing the number of engines allowed, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 2 — America’s mammoth trade deficit held steady in June as foreign demand for US goods and services weakened across the board, according to government data released today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Imposing a tax on sweetened beverages could prompt consumers to choose drinks with less sugar content thus reducing the government’s burden in treating obesity and related conditions, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): Imposing a tax on sweetened beverages could prompt consumers to choose drinks with less sugar content thus reducing the government’s burden in treating obesity and related cond...
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Imposing a tax on sweetened beverages could prompt consumers to choose drinks with less sugar content thus reducing the government’s burden in treating obesity and related conditions, said the Minis...
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SANTIAGO, Aug 1 ― Hit by five years of “economic slowdown,” Latin America's economy will grow by barely 0.5 per cent this year, the United Nations economic commission for the region said yesterd...
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WASHINGTON, July 31 — American consumer optimism rebounded unexpectedly in July, recovering from a trade war fright the month before, according to a survey released yesterday.
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COMMENT | Over the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to teach a course on cross-cultural management with a professor from a university in Mexico.
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Onitsuka Tigers are a good example of how if something isn’t broke, then don’t fix it.
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PARIS, July 28 — President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to withdraw recognition of the special “developing nation” status of China and other relatively rich countries at the World Trade Org...
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ALIBABA Business School announced the expansion of the Alibaba Global e-Commerce Talent (GET) Network initiative, with eight new members joining and committing to facilitate the education and empowerm...
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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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Dr Ong Kian Ming – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (C...
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KOTA KINABALU: Industry-university collaborations (IUCs) are necessary for economic growth in today’s knowledge-based societies as it would be a platform to commercialise academic knowledge by stepp...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the Dewan Negara was told t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the Dewan Negara ...
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Last weekend saw Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) organised one of the largest Beetle gathering in Malaysia where over 450 Beetles were present.
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(July 17): The engine of globalisation has had a ‘torrid decade’, and the sector is facing another period of great volatility.
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WASHINGTON, July 17 — The United States and Japan are working on a trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they m...
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Machine-learning technology has beaten humans at games of chess and Go to worldwide fanfare. A demonstration of its eerily lifelike prowess in making phone calls to unsuspecting people went viral.
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The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country throug...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) recently welcomed 405 Beetle cars from across the country at the Beetle - An Iconic Gathering held at Putrajaya.
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NEW YORK: Results from two major US railroads next week are likely to attract more scrutiny than usual as investors look for signs of how deeply U.S. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade war is affecting freight companies and the wider economy.
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Over 400 VW Beetle owners gathered at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on Saturday to celebrate the iconic car.After 81 years, the model has been discontinued and the last car rolled off the product...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): JayCorp Bhd is partnering with Hongkong-based Honsoar International Ltd (HIL) to manufacture and sell kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity cabinets.
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On Wednesday, the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico – the world’s only source for the Beetle, bade farewell to the last Volkswagen Beetle.
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NEW DELHI, July 112 ― Walmart told the US government privately in January that India's new investment rules for e-commerce were regressive and had the potential to hurt trade ties, a company documen...
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MEXICO CITY, July 12 ― Mexico sees a push to close a dispute resolution loophole in the USMCA trade deal as a way to protect its interests as well as helping satisfy demands by US Democrats that the...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump today accused China of backsliding on promises to increase purchases of American farm exports.
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People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday.
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Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture, but failed to navigate a swerve in consume...
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Volkswagen ended the production of the iconic Beetle at the company’s assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico on Wednesday, as the Beetle drives off into automobile history.
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PETALING JAYA: The last Beetle will roll off the VW assembly line in Puebla, Mexico, today.
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LONDON, July 10 ― European shares dipped in early trading today ahead of US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's two-day testimony where investors will closely watch for signs of an interest-rate c...
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Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June temperatures climb outside.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips wavered in early Wednesday trade, in line with the subdued key Asian market but UWC, which made its debut on the Main Market, was in the limelight.
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NEW YORK, July 10 ― A gauge of stock markets around the world fell yesterday as trade tensions weighed on the outlook for corporate earnings, while Mexico's peso tumbled after the country's finance ...
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NEW YORK, July 9 — The streaming platform has released Spotify Lite, a simplified version of its mobile app for Android in 36 countries.
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LOS ANGELES: Hyundai Motor Co. expects to enter the US pickup market soon with what’s likely to be an American-made vehicle aimed at luring buyers who aren’t traditional truck owners, an executive...
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WASHINGTON, July 9 ― The United States announced fresh duties on some Mexican and Chinese steel goods yesterday, saying those countries helped their manufacturers with unfair subsidies.
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The e-scooter market has exploded over the past two years but operators are by no means assured of finding a long-term niche in the urban transport sector.
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LIMA, July 7 — Ecuador will likely become a member of the market-friendly regional trade bloc the Pacific Alliance next year, the president of Peru said yesterday, the latest sign of the South Ameri...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Two popular food chains in Malaysia are currently engaged in an advertising war online, with Nando’s touting its originality as it fights back with good humour against McDon...
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President Donald Trump said on Friday mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as US migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come.
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THE US administration recently agreed to a ceasefire in the ongoing trade war with China and stated that additional tariffs will not be imposed. However, it is still too early to assume that trade tensions have subsided after the recent G20 truce, given past developments.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): PETRONAS recently organised a one-day BeyondHome programme to encourage local oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) vendors to venture beyond Malaysian shores.
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PETALING JAYA (July 1): McDonald’s Malaysia is now taking Malaysians on an exciting taste journey to another corner of the world with the brand new Portuguese Chicken Burger.
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PETALING JAYA: Mazda North American Operations has recalled some 2019 Model Year Mazda3 cars as a parts defect could make the wheels come off while driving.
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IPOH: The Health Ministry hopes producers of sweetened beverages will be able to cut down on the sugar content as one way to reduce obesity, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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PETALING JAYA: While the sugar tax is hailed by consumer groups as a good move, dietitians and nutritionists are also saying that more needs to be done to tackle obesity in the country.
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Mexico is finalising a deal to provide 40,000 factory jobs to migrants in northern states, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday, addressing a key need for the thousands waiting in Mexico ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Performance improvement consultancy firm Check-6 held a grand opening ceremony for its new office here on Tuesday, marking a new milestone in the course of its Malaysian operat...
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The UN migration agency said on Friday that at least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since it began compiling data on migr...
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BUDAPEST (Hungary): Mercedes-Benz has announced that its latest CLA Shooting Brake has begun to leave its Hungarian production line in Kecskemét. The Kecskemét plant, which exclusively produces th...
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Bright Machines, a startup founded by a group of software and manufacturing executives, on June 20 released its latest "microfactories" designed to automate the assembly of electronics.
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The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach US soil, becoming a global symbol of the perils of migration, said she had urged her son not to leave, fearing ...
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NEW DELHI, June 26 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, trying to chart a path that keeps the Asian ally onside politically even with the two countries ...
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WASHINGTON, June 25 — Anxieties jumped among American consumers this month as President Donald Trump’s trade wars dragged on, sending an index of consumer confidence to a 21-month low, survey data...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia-born Siew-Chinn Chin is one of 10 finalists who are in the running to win the international €100,000 (RM472,500) Basque Culinary World Prize 2019.
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ALOR STAR: A news report on Langkawi purportedly facing a severe drug problem is inaccurate and does not give the true picture of the actual situation, Kuah state assemblyman Mohd Firdaus Ahmad said t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said a specific study must be carried out before any transfer of foreign nationals occupying illegally the Bukit Malut area, Langkawi could b...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Less than half of Malaysians polled in a survey believe that other countries should intervene when a country commits war crimes if it infringes on national sovereignty.
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Vestiaire Collective, a global ecommerce platform for pre-owned luxury fashion items, raised around US$45 million in a funding round led by its CEO and Lazada founder Max Bittner and French investment...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign bond investors’ risk aversion is unlikely to abate in near term, RAM Ratings says, though there was a decline in net foreign outflow in May compared with April.
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PUTRAJAYA: Persons with disabilities (OKU) are now eligible for discounts between RM10 and RM15 for mobile prepaid and postpaid services, and between RM10 and RM44 for specific fixed line packages as ...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 20 — Persons with disabilities (OKU) are now eligible for discounts between RM10 and RM15 for mobile prepaid and postpaid services, and between RM10 and RM44 for specific fixed line ...
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Delivery startup Rappi is partnering with Visa Inc to offer a prepaid card linked to its digital wallet in Brazil, expanding the product's rollout from Mexico and Colombia, where Rappi was founded, executives from the two companies told Reuters.
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Apple is contemplating on shifting between 15% and 30% of its manufacturing outside of China.
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PETALING JAYA, June 20 — Malaysia has been named as among several countries being considered by iPhone maker Apple, which is looking to reduce its production capacity in China by between 15 and 30 p...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is among the countries being considered by iPhone maker Apple, as it studies a plan to move about 15-30% of its production capacity from China amid the continued Sino-US trade ...
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MEXICO CITY, June 20 — Mexico yesterday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
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ON WEDNESDAY, as most investors expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for now, but said the case for cuts later in the year is stronger than before. That judgment looks reasonable, all things considered.
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TOKYO: Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday.
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Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the monetary impact of moving 15% to 30% of its hardware production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as part of plans to restructure its supply chain...
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Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15% to 30% of their production capacity from China to South-East Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on June 19.
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Globally, deliveries are of sedans of all sizes and segments have been on a downtrend.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Offshore investors were back in selling mode on Bursa last week, according to MIDF Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Foreign funds dumped RM415.3 million of local equities on Bursa Malaysia last week, after having acquired RM350 million in the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment B...
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TOKYO, June 14 — Asian stocks were subdued today ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the US-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were suppor...
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NEW YORK, June 13 — Stock markets pulled back yesterday amid lingering trade war worries, with Asian markets also buffeted by unease over massive civil protests in Hong Kong.
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DETROIT: When you recycle plastic bottles, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up?
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — The ringgit rose against the US dollar this morning as fears of a trade war between the US and Mexico simmered down, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose against the US dollar on Wednesday morning as fears of a trade war between the US and Mexico simmered down, a dealer said.
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US President Donald Trump brandished a document on Tuesday confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico to stave off threatened tariffs, saying the plan was “secret” even tho...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The ringgit rose against the US dollar on Wednesday morning as fears of a trade war between the US and Mexico simmered down, a dealer said.
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(June 12): Asian stocks looked set to open mixed Wednesday after U.S. equities halted a five-day winning streak and Treasuries steadied.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — US President Donald Trump yesterday defended the use of tariffs as part of his trade strategy while China vowed a tough response if the United States insists on escalating trad...