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TOKYO: The dollar hit a multi-month low against the euro and the yen on Tuesday on the prospects of monetary easing by the Federal Reserve while the safe-haven Swiss franc and gold rose on Middle East tensions.
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In the last three waves of Trump administration tariffs, tech products made in China and sold directly to Americans were either kept off the hit list altogether.
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SYDNEY, June 25 — Asian shares were hamstrung by trade worries today as expectations of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve pushed down Treasury yields and the dollar, while propelling gold pr...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares were hamstrung by trade worries Tuesday as expectations of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve pushed down Treasury yields and the dollar, while propelling gold prices to six-year peaks.
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US President Donald Trump views this week’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as a chance to see where Beijing stands on the two countries’ trade war, and is “comfortable with any outcom...
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NEW YORK: Global equity markets traded mostly flat on Monday as investors awaited US-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the dollar fell to three-month lows on bets the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates more than once this year.
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NEW YORK, June 25 — Global equity markets traded mostly flat yesterday as investors awaited US-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the dollar fell to three-month lows on be...
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More than 100 people blocked a Hong Kong government building on Monday in protest against proposed legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China that they want scrapped.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The ringgit closed firmer against the US dollar today in line with most Asian currencies on optimism about the progress in US-China trade negotiations as leaders of both coun...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trade wars will not benefit any country in the long term, says International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde (pix).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trade wars will not benefit any country in the long term, says International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.
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HONG KONG, June 24 — Oil prices extended gains today as rising US-Iran tensions fuelled supply concerns, while Asian equities also edged up ahead of a crunch meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinp...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — No winners will emerge from the ongoing trade wars and trade tensions despite nations seeking the best options for each other, said the managing director of the International...
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The much-anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Group of 20 summit in Osaka is likely to dominate the news this week.
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BEIJING, June 24 — China said today it would seek backing for free trade and multilateralism at the G20 summit this week as it denounced protectionism while it fights a tariffs war with the United S...
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HONG KONG, June 24 — Oil prices extended gains today as rising US-Iran tensions fuelled supply concerns, while Asian equity traders moved cautiously ahead of a crunch meeting between Donald Trump an...
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BEIJING, June 24 — China and the United States should be willing to make compromises in trade talks and not insist only on what each side wants, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said toda...
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KUALA LUMPUR: As we enter into the second half (2H) of 2019 a week from now, the general expectation is that external factors will continue to dictate the direction of the Malaysian equity market for ...
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WASHINGTON: The drumbeat for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut is getting louder, with one policy maker calling for a 50 basis point reduction.
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WASHINGTON: The drumbeat for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut is getting louder, with one policy maker calling for a 50 basis point reduction.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Increased border connectivity between Malaysia and Thailand can result in five million more tourist arrivals from the northern neighbour, said Thai Ambassador to Malaysia Narong Sasitorn.
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G The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), sometimes dubbed the supreme court of world trade, is in crisis due to Washington’s refusal to approve any new judges for its appellate division.
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NEW YORK, June 22 — Oil prices added to recent gains yesterday on fears any US military attack on Iran would disrupt flows of crude from the Middle East, while a gauge of global stock markets edged ...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and complicated” international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries and regio...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Bursa Malaysia closed higher amid positive market sentiment with US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping scheduled for a meeting soon to discuss ways to ea...
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WASHINGTON: With President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expected to meet at the G-20 summit in Osaka, there’s growing evidence that the trade war is eroding not just short-term growth but also longer-term prospects.
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WASHINGTON, June 20 — Tokyo understands Washington’s desire to negotiate greater access to the Japanese market and efforts to reach a new trade agreement should bear fruit soon, a top US trade off...
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WASHINGTON, June 19 — The top US trade negotiator said today it is in the interests of China and the United States to have a successful trade pact and he expects to meet with a senior Chinese offici...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Persistent buying pushed Bursa Malaysia to close higher, led by Malaysia Airports which jumped 58 sen to RM8.51 and Tenaga which increased 28 sen to RM13.28 today.
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LONDON: Oil prices were broadly steady on Wednesday as data suggesting a smaller-than-expected fall in U.S. crude inventories countered support from hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal.
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SHANGHAI: China stocks closed higher on Wednesday as Washington and Beijing looked to rekindle trade talks and confirmed that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would meet later this month at the G20 summit.
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HONG KONG, June 19 — Asian markets rallied today after Donald Trump hailed “very good” phone talks with Xi Jinping and said the two would meet at the G20 next week, renewing hopes of a deal to e...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The ringgit rose against the US dollar at the opening today in line with its regional peers due to positive sentiment arising from the upcoming meeting between US President ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose against the US dollar at the opening today in line with its regional peers due to positive sentiment arising from the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping.
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SINGAPORE, June 18 — Singapore could enter a recession if trade tensions ratchet up further between America and China, economists warned as the country’s overall and electronic exports recorded on...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — The ringgit inch upwards against the US dollar, backed by renewed interest from foreign investors on the prospects of Malaysia’s economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit inched upwards against the US dollar, backed by renewed interest from foreign investors on the prospects of Malaysia's economy.
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MOSCOW: Malaysia’s top property developer S P Setia Bhd hopes to unveil its first development in Japan as soon as this year.
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The key focus this week will be the monetary policy decisions of some of the world’s biggest economies, starting with the US, whose Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will deliver a decision on in...
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(June 17): Asian stocks looked set to start Monday on the back foot ahead of a big week for central-bank policy.
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NEW DELHI, June 16 — India today imposed higher tariffs on 28 items imported from the US, in retaliation to Washington’s recent withdrawal of trade privileges for New Delhi.
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MOSCOW: Malaysia’s top property developer S P Setia Bhd hopes to unveil its first development in Japan as soon as this year.
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KARUIZAWA, Japan, June 15 — Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies have shared concerns over attacks on tankers in the Gulf and will collaborate to maintain stability in the oil marke...
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FOR a limited time only, AirAsia is taking its "free seats sale" to new heights, launching a bigger and better BIG sale of five million promotional seats.
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WASHINGTON, June 15 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday “it doesn't matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month in the Japanese city of Osaka, pre...
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Photo shows the leaflet on AirAsia’s ‘BIG Sale’ promotion.
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AirAsia is kicking off a bigger and better BIG sale with 5 million promo seats up for grabs.
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JOHOR BARU, June 14 — The state government is in talks with three Japanese companies that have shown interest in investing more than RM200 million in Johor.
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TOKYO, June 14 — The dollar held steady early in Asia today, and was set to show a weekly rise as investor focus turned to next week’s Federal Reserve meeting for cues on a possible interest rate ...
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — US President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good o...
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged US President Donald Trump in a letter yesterday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt Am...
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WASHINGTON: Meanwhile Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt American businesses and consumers.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): Malaysia stocks finished lower for the third straight trading session today amid lingering US-China trade woes and lack of fresh catalysts.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia closed lower today, dampened by weak sentiment across the region as the intractable US-Sino trade spat drags on, dealers said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): The FBM KLCI fell 0.54% at the midday break today as losses including at Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Genting Bhd dragged the index lower in tandem with regional markets.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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HONG KONG, June 12 — Asian markets fell today after two days of healthy gains, with Hong Kong the worst performer — sinking two per cent as a huge anti-government protest paralysed key roads in th...
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SEOUL/TOKYO: South Korea's exposure to a stressed global manufacturing supply chain has knocked its currency - Asia's most risk sensitive - to over two-year lows as investors use it as a proxy to bet on the economic costs of a protracted US-China trade war.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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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...
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BEIJING: China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at June's G20 summit.
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LONDON: The dollar held above a recent two-and-a-half-month low on Tuesday as bets on an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve increased, although investors were wary of selling aggressively before a Group of 20 summit this month.
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China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if...
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LONDON, June 11 — The dollar held above a recent two-and-a-half-month low today as bets on an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve increased, although investors were wary of selling aggressively...
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TOKYO, June 11 ― The yen eased today as investors' risk appetite ticked up after the United States shelved plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, though fresh US trade threats against China tempered ove...
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TOKYO, June 11 ― Asian stocks made modest gains today after the Trump administration shelved plans for tariffs against Mexico, lifting Wall Street, however, fresh US trade threats against China are ...
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TOKYO, June 11 ― The dollar was largely steady against other major currencies today, but investor appetite for risk was kept in check after US President Donald Trump renewed his tariff threats towar...
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TOKYO: Asian stocks made modest gains on Tuesday after the Trump administration shelved plans for tariffs against Mexico, lifting Wall Street, however, fresh U.S. trade threats against China are expected to limit any major investor sentiment boost.
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WASHINGTON, June 11 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China's Pres...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China's President at a Group of 20 summit later this month.
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China is open for more trade talks with Washington but has nothing to announce about a possible meeting between the Chinese and US leaders at this month’s G20 summit, the Foreign Ministry said on Mo...
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WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that he had a “candid” and “constructive” talk on trade issues with People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang.
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — Finance leaders from the world’s top economies today adopted new principles to ensure countries that lend and borrow for infrastructure spending do so in a sustainable manner, a ...
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — Group of 20 finance leaders agreed to describe trade and geopolitical tensions as “intensified” and pledged to take further action to address these economic risks, three G20 so...
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Airbnb Inc on June 6 announced a recovery in short-stay accommodation listings on its Japanese site, which plummeted after regulatory action last year, as the US firm bolstered numbers with traditional opponents like hotels.
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LONDON, June 3 — Factory activity contracted across Asia and Europe last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressur...
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HONG KONG: Factory activity contracted in most Asian countries last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on policymakers in the region and beyond to roll out more stimulus.
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HONG KONG, June 3 — Factory activity contracted in most Asian countries last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pre...
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BEIJING: One common criticism of President Donald Trump’s trade wars is the confusion on strategy.
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BEIJING, June 2 — The United States cannot use pressure to force a trade deal on China, a senior Chinese official and trade negotiator said today, refusing to be drawn on whether the leaders of the ...
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PARIS, May 31 — Global efforts to impose a unified tax policy on Google, Facebook and other internet giants have cleared a major hurdle ahead of a G20 summit in Japan, officials said today.
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BEIJING, May 31 — China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are likely to find it “difficult” to make major progress towards ending their countries’ trade war when they meet...
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TOKYO, May 30 — G20 countries are planning a new tax policy for digital giants like Google, based on the business a company does in a country, not where it is headquartered, the Nikkei business dail...
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Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue a joint business agreement to improve the quality of services provided by both carriers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have inked a MoU to pursue a joint business agreement to enhance the quality of services provided by both carriers on flights between Malaysia and Japan.
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BEIJING, May 17 — The United States is not sincere about wanting to resume trade talks with China and has damaged the atmosphere for negotiations with its recent moves, a state media social media ac...
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NEW YORK: Equity markets will need to drop at least 10% for President Trump to talk up the prospects of a G-20-timed deal with China, according to a Raymond James policy analyst.
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WASHINGTON: The US prepared to hit China with new tariffs even as President Donald Trump said he’ll meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at next month’s G-20 summit, an encounter that could prove pivotal in a deepening clash over trade.
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WASHINGTON, May 12 — US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping could meet next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit to hash out their differences on trade, but no new talks are schedule...
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This article is from an episode on Disrupting Japan.
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Maxis and Malaysia Airlines have officially entered into a partnership.
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TRAVELOKA, an Indonesia-based technology company that provides online travel and lifestyle products for domestic and international destinations, officially announced its newest flight feature innovati...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Critics have taken issue with Putrajaya’s planned flying vehicle technology mostly because of the term “flying car” used to describe the ambitious project, a minister has...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday.
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US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by ...
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WASHINGTON, April 28 — US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the United States, according to a readout of their re...
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Japanese automotive parts retailer Autobacs has now brought its range of fully synthetic engine oils into the Malaysian market, having signed an exclusive distribution deal with CKL Group, the parent ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CKL Group (M) Sdn Bhd has started selling Autobacs fully synthetic engine oils through its Lim Tayar service centre chain.
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Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects to sell 18 million Switch console units in the financial year through March.