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MALAYSIA'S Securities Commission announced eight ‘Regulated Market Operators’ for equity crowdfunding (ECF) and P2P financing on May 17, including the very first Islamic equity crowdfunding licens...
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KEPALA BATAS (May 20): The Penang government is always prepared to accept any feedback and suggestion from any party, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which protest the Penang South R...
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GEORGE TOWN: Fifteen non-governmental organisations (NGOs) want the Penang government to continue exploring other ways to fund the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) rather than to embark on the Pena...
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KEPALA BATAS: The Penang government is always prepared to accept any feedback and suggestion from any party, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which have protested against the Penang Sou...
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SINGAPORE (May 20): Malaysia's non-ferrous metals players are joining forces to promote their scrap processing business as clean amid growing environmental alarm over recycling, seeking to cling on to...
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KEPALA BATAS, May 20 — The Penang government is always prepared to accept any feedback and suggestion from any party, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which protest the Penang South R...
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In the relatively young, fast-growing, and dynamic world of online shopping, Ku Young Bae is considered an industry veteran.
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MAY 20 — When fintech is mentioned, the e-Wallet or e-Pay icon comes to mind for some.
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KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian government is seeking repayment of more than RM250 million (S$82.4 million) lent out to private company National Feedlot Corp (NFC), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on ...
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(May 20): Results of the hotly-contested presidential election in Indonesia is expected to confirm on Wednesday, unofficial counts by private pollsters last month that showed incumbent President Joko...
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The Edge reports that the police have established a connection between fugitive businessperson Jho Low and jewellery that was seized from apartments linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
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Tucked away in a refurbished factory building in southwest Singapore, Shopback’s headquarters houses only 50 people – just a quarter of its workforce.
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LETTER | In November last year, local media reported that 20 pedestrians were killed while crossing the roads in Kuala Lumpur.
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IT is welcome news indeed that the Star Media Group (SMG) Bhd is set to use its digital education platform to help 20,000 English language teachers prepare for their Malaysian University English Test ...
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The Edge reports that the police have established a connection between fugitive businessperson Jho Low and jewellery that was seized from apartments linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
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SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE: Cash is considered among the hardest assets for a company to fake, which is why the disappearance of a combined $6.1 billion (4.7 billion pounds) from two Chinese companies has dumbfounded investors and forced regulators to take action
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SINGAPORE (May 20): As the trial of the alleged masterminds of the 2013 penny stock crash enters its fourth week, witnesses have admitted to lying in their statements to the police, confessed to ignor...
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SINGAPORE (May 20): Genting Singapore independent director Koh Seow Chuan has been a board member since 2008.
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PETALING JAYA: The government should seriously look into the causes of the subdued growth in private investments which, if not addressed, could affect the country’s long-term economic goals.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor stands to gain from the ongoing US-China trade war by luring Chinese manufacturers that will be badly affected by it.
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AS part of its plans to expand its footprint across South-East Asia, US-based co-working space provider WeWork has launched its largest regional space in Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.
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TIME and again, we’ve heard news of accelerators in the Southeast Asian region failing, some of which have failed because they weren’t meeting or understanding the needs of startups and their foun...
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Transport Minister Anthony Loke recently stated in an interview that Indonesian ride-hailing company, Go-Jek has expressed an interest to enter Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: Politics may be the deciding factor in a RM36 billion deal to supply light combat aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force over the next 10 years, according to a Singapore news report.
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Najib Abdul Razak today dismissed reports that the assets seized from the Pavilion Residences condominium units – including more than 10,000 pieces of jewellery – were purchased by fugitive busine...
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PETALING JAYA: Johor’s RM2.56 billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is finally expected to take off in early 2022 with the aim of beating congestion and pollution and encouraging more people to use public...
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MAY 19 — Here’s the scenario; a woman, over 30 years old, decides to have a baby.
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Police have reportedly established a connection between fugitive businessperson Jho Low and the jewellery seized from apartments linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Two hundred and twelve of the 306 handbags seized from a condominium linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year are Hermès and worth about RM47 million,...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Investigators are now looking to seize the money obtained by three known associates of fugitive businessman Jho Low, as it is derived from unlawful activities linked to 1Malay...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty is urging the Singaporean government not to proceed with the execution of Malaysian P. Pannir Selvam.
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PETALING JAYA: Promising marketing executive and pilot tester Francis Yap told colleagues he was able to shave exactly no minutes off his drive to work this morning by testing Touch n Go’s promisin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 ― Legal advocacy group Lawyers For Liberty today accused the Singapore government of bulldozing through procedures to hang another Malaysian who was found to merely be a drug co...
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Lawyers for Liberty has called for a halt to the execution of yet another Malaysian in Singapore, scheduled for next Friday.
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JOHOR BARU: With Hari Raya approaching, traders selling festive cookies are enjoying brisk sales.
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Earlier this week, I was in a working group organised by the Penang Green Council on the topic of sustainable mobility and connectivity.
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AT the height of the property market surge, Jane quit her marketing position to team up with friends to build a high-rise residential project.
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SINGAPORE: Malaysian palm oil futures lost ground on Friday as the market took a breather after a four-session rally backed by strong demand for the oilseed.
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SINGAPORE/LONDON (May 17): Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell to a three-week low this week, as cargoes were offered against little buying interest, despite the approach of summer,...
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SINGAPORE (May 17): Malaysian palm oil futures closed Friday's trading unchanged, as the market lost steam after a four-session rally backed by strong demand for the edible oil.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the Government to formulate a special Act to protect Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) graduates, especi...
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SINGAPORE (May 17): “That’s not what we’re looking at,” Singapore Airlines’ chief executive officer Goh Choon Pong laughs, when asked about the possibility of merging SIA with Malaysia Airli...
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SINGAPORE, May 17 — Some drivers have been using spoof global position system (GPS) tools to try to defraud Grab, the ride-hailing firm said at a media briefing today.
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KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia and other Asean countries have taken the correct strategic position to be engaged in the Belt Road initiative.
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SINGAPORE, May 17 — The defence counsel today asked for more details on a remisier at Phillip Securities Pte Ltd (PSPL) who has the largest global trading limit among the remisier category in the br...
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2018 was a great year for Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and the company is aiming to continue that momentum into 2019.
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BandLab Technologies, a Singapore-based online platform for musicians, just announced that it has agreed to acquire music magazines NME and Uncut from UK publisher TI Media.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today in line with the weaker regional currencies weighed by continuous uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, a ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — US celebrity George Clooney’s misinformed warning to Malaysia about imposing the death penalty for homosexuality highlights the need for more engagement with the lesbian, ga...
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The Oppo Reno has finally arrived in Malaysia.
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Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain invested an undisclosed amount in rewards-based crowdfunding site Campfire through its GB-VII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership.
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Amazon has led a funding round in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, pitting itself against Uber Eats and other smaller providers in an escalating battle to deliver takeaway meals.
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LETTER | Earlier this week I was in a working group organized by the Penang Green Council on the topic on sustainable mobility and connectivity.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): PPB Group Bhd said today it should be able to deliver satisfactory results in the current financial year as it continues to bank on 18.5%-owned Wilmar International Ltd as a sig...
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SINGAPORE (May 17): State oil firm Petronas has set the price factor for Malaysian Crude Oil (MCO) for June at US$5.75 per barrel, up 35 cents from the previous month, the company said on Friday.
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SINGAPORE (May 17): Malaysian palm oil futures ticked lower on Friday, as the market took a breather after a four-session rally backed by strong demand for the edible oil.
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SINGAPORE (May 17): Petronas sells Iraqi Basrah Light crude for end-June loading at US$0.90-US$1.10/bbl premium to grade’s OSP, say traders who asked not to be identified.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The volatility on the FBM KLCI continued on Friday following a series of ups and downs over the course of the week.
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The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors, and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
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Aliff Aziz is in the middle of yet another scandal.
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SINGAPORE (May 17): Palm oil may rise more to RM2,144 per tonne, as suggested by a projection analysis and a falling channel.
Palm oil | Wang Tao | SINGAPORE | RM2 | Reuters | RM2 | 122 | RM2 | 218 | RM2 | 085 | RM2 | 246 | RM1 | 966 | RM1 | 967 | RM2 | 144 | RM2 | 896 | RM2 | 091 | Nov 28 | 2018 | May 17
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The ringgit opened lower against US dollar today as investors stayed on the sidelines due to external factors and as US-China trade tensions worsened.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Construction Bhd remains Affin Hwang Capital research's top mid-cap construction Buy pick with an increased target price of RM2.24 from RM2 previously.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): CIMB IB Research has maintained its “Add” rating on Carlsberg Brewery (M) Bhd at RM24.24 with a higher target price of RM25.70 (from RM24.30) and said Carlsberg’s 1Q19 cor...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Beer maker Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad has reported a net profit of RM87.6 million for the first quarter of 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga research has upgraded Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd to market perform with a higher target price of RM23 from RM21.80 previously.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell more than expected in April from a year ago, hurt by fewer shipments to most major trading partners and a plunge in pharmaceutical sales, official data showed on Friday.
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(May 17): Asian stocks were poised to rise Friday after U.S. equities posted a third day of gains and Treasury yields climbed, with trade tensions taking a back seat amid simmering tensions.
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PETALING JAYA: Within the first three months of the year, Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SunCon) has secured 67% of its targeted order book replenishment of RM1.5bil for financial year 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd (SMG) has posted a higher pre-tax profit for its first quarter of this year (1Q19) than the fourth quarter of last year (4Q18).
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SINGAPORE/BEIJING: A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak government has asked for a ban on imports of fresh milk from the peninsula to prevent the spread of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) among livestock in the state.
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — Singapore Airlines said today its net profit for the last financial year nearly halved as fuel costs surged, but reported its highest ever full-year revenues.
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Whether you’re seeking a network to tap for collaboration or an opportunity to obtain venture capital funding, you’ve decided that joining a startup pre-accelerator program is the way to achieve y...
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Sansan, a Tokyo-based business card management solutions provider, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with listing scheduled for June 19.
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“What we are really trying to do is uplift the little guys,” Honestbee co-founder Joel Sng told me back in 2014, after I interviewed him for a story.
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YOUTRIP, Singapore’s first multi-currency mobile wallet with a prepaid Mastercard, has raised US$25.5 million (RM106.38 million) in a pre-Series A funding.
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The Singapore Red Cross said May 16 its website had been hacked and the personal data of more than 4,000 potential blood donors compromised in the latest cyberattack on the city-state.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd reported an 8.4% net profit rise in its first quarter, thanks to higher sales recorded in both its Malaysia and Singapore operations during the Ch...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The ringgit rebounded to close higher today helped by gross domestic product (GDP) data that showed first-quarter economic growth was faster than expected, dealers said.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday as the currency comes under renewed pressure from an escalation in trade tensions between the US and China.
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SINGAPORE: Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed weaker on Thursday after Washington's ban on China's Huawei Technologies stoked worries of a protracted China-US trade dispute, with the Indonesian index hitting a six-month closing low.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Late selling pressure on Public Bank, Maybank and Tenaga Nasional forced the FBM KLCI to close below the key 1,600 level on Thursday while Leong Hup International ended its first trading day unchanged.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya will use some RM200 million collected for Tabung Harapan Malaysia to settle part of 1MDB’s RM1.7 billion debt this year.
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No, really. The all-new Suzuki Jimny appeared as roller skates in this quirky new ad by Suzuki Australia.
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ViewQwest, which is currently the fastest ISP in Singapore according to Ookla, will be expanding its fibre broadband footprint in Malaysia very soon.
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Terra has raised an undisclosed amount from LuneX Ventures, the blockchain-focused investment arm of Golden Gate Ventures.
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Singapore-based Vertex Venture Holdings has raised US$230 million in the first close of its fourth Southeast Asian fund to invest in technology startups across the region and India, Bloomberg reports.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — ViewQwest, which is currently the fastest ISP in Singapore according to Ookla, will be expanding its fibre broadband footprint in Malaysia very soon.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Censof Holdings Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary Century Software (M) Sdn Bhd (CSM) will acquire majority stakes in two companies for RM1.3 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The country’s mechanical and electrical (M&E) export is growing steadily and projected to reach RM43 billion in 2020.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Censof Holdings Bhd's unit Century Software (M) Sdn Bhd is acquiring a 51% stake in a Singapore-registered enterprise software application and services provider.
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SINGAPORE: One of the most popular questions at mining conferences is what is your top metal and why are you bullish on it. The clear winner so far this year is gold.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose for first time in almost three weeks after Malaysian economic data beat estimates and the central bank set out plans to boost market liquidity.
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has called on food delivery companies to do more to prevent the misuse of their accounts after two foreigners were caught working illegally as deli...
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SINGAPORE (May 16): Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, has offered the first ever cargo of Kayu Manis crude, for loading in June, through a tender, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on T...
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of US sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Re...
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Someone debated with me about RTS’s benefits versus cost.
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Singapore-based YouTrip said it has raised US$25.5 million in a pre-series A round, making it one of the largest early-stage investments in Southeast Asia.