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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been urged to have a thorough plan for the next five to 10 years so the country will remain relevant on the world map.
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KUANTAN (Aug 24): Resolving the traffic congestion at the Johor causeway, especially during the peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (p...
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KUANTAN: Resolving the traffic congestion at the Johor Causeway, especially during the peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUANTAN, Aug 24 ― Resolving the traffic congestion at the Johor Causeway, especially during the peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Resolving the traffic congestion at the Johor causeway, especially during the peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has insisted that a Malaysian on death row in Singapore wrote several articles about his experience in jail and reflection on life, after the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) sai...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — The letters from Malaysian death row inmate Pannir Selvam Pranthaman and published in the media here were all penned by the convicted drug mule inside Changi Prison, his lawye...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― The ringgit is expected to remain stuck in a tight range as the market seeks more direction from key US economic data expected to be released next week.
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Lawyers for Liberty adviser N Surendran said the Singapore Prison Service' claim that P Pannir Selvam, who is on death row in Changi prison for a drug offence, did not write a series of letters that h...
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SINGAPORE: Oil headed for its first back-to-back weekly gain since June on signs the United States and China could be edging closer to a trade deal and as a growing list of central banks start easing policy to shore up growth.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia welcomed 13.35 million international tourists and recorded a 6.8% growth in tourist receipts, contributing RM41.69bil to the country’s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Malaysia’s own motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride says it is looking forward to compete with Indonesia’s Go-Jek and Singapore’s Grab, following Putrajaya’s agreement in...
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SINGAPORE, Aug 23 — A Malaysian prisoner on death row has told the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) that he did not write the articles published in Malaysian media that were purportedly written by him...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Nestle (M) Bhd has launched Starbucks at Home, a new range of premium coffee products — including Starbucks capsules — for consumers across Malaysia and Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Malaysia’s tourist receipts grew 6.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM41.69 billion during the first half of the year (1H19), compared with RM39 billion in the corresponding period ...
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Singapore-based blockchain startup Terra has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Hong Kong blockchain investor HashKey Capital, an affiliate of fintech company HashKey Group.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank, Sime Plantation and Tenaga Nasional led the FBM KLCI to a higher close on Friday as buying interest picked up in afternoon but overall trading...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore's core inflation eased to its slowest pace in more than three years in July, data showed on Friday, prompting authorities to downgrade their full-year forecast amid firming bets f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was en route to ending the week above the 1,600 mark after making little headway over the week ahead of US Federal Reserve...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today as market players await more clues on the global monetary policy direction from the highly-anticipated Jackson Hole sympos...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Asia’s cocoa industry is scouring for ways to boost local bean supplies as the region’s chocoholics munch through more candy than ever.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Malaysia welcomed a whopping 13.35 million international tourists and recorded a 6.8 per cent growth in tourist receipts from a year ago, thus contributing RM41.69 billion to ...
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SINGAPORE: Eleven Malaysia-registered ships were among the 14 vessels targeted for robbery and theft from tug boats and barges in the Singapore Strait between February and Aug 15 this year, according ...
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JAKARTA: Everything is available on Gojek.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): Malaysia is expected to attract quite a healthy inflow of investments from Chinese companies in the second half of the year, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s planned visit to Vietnam next week will strengthen the existing strategic partnerships between the two South-east Asian nations, sai...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period from January to June this year, an increase of 6.8% from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak government may open a trade office in Thailand, if there is sufficient trade volume to do so, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun...
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PETALING JAYA: Following the launch on the fifth-generation Subaru Forester in Taiwan and  Singapore last year, it's finally Malaysia's turn to receive it and yes it's being accompanied by advance...
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With multi-national car companies, it's normal for managing directors and higher level staff to come and go as they travel around the region.
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Singapore-based foodtech startup Ai Palette banked S$1.5 million (roughly US$1.1 million) in a seed round led by cross-border venture funding initiative Decacorn Capital.
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 — Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period of January to June this year, an increase of 6.8 per cent from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding ...
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Malaysia has recorded RM41.69 billion in tourism revenue for the period of January to June this year, an increase of 6.8 percent from RM39 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year.
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Jay Huang and Peter Yoong first met at CtrlShift, a digital advertising company which the latter co-founded.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar as investors squared off their position from holding the greenback ahead of US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell speech at the Jackson Hole later today.
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PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at the terminal four hours before ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 ― The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar as investors squared off their position from holding the greenback ahead of US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell ...
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The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar as investors squared off their position from holding the greenback ahead of US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell speech at the Jackson Hole later today.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) continues to suffer from a system glitch, with the airport authorities advising passengers to be at th...
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PETALING JAYA: Passengers departing from the KL International Airport (KLIA) are advised to reach the airport four hours before their flight departure time as systems disruption has yet to be resolved.
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Malaysia is considering a slew of measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane, it said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Seated before a rolling web camera, Nur Ahmad Faiz Mohd, 28, dons a black “tanjak” on his head.
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SEPANG: In an unforeseen first-ever disruption of its airport management system, the operations of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) came to a halt for hours, with scores of flights delayed and passengers left stranded and frustrated.
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Malaysia is considering a slew of measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane, it said yesterday.
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ABILLIONVEG, a social impact platform powering the plant-based movement, has today announced that it has secured US$2 million (RM8.36 million) in seed funding led by California based venture fund 500 ...
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Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) is in discussions with companies including Singapore Telecommunications about seeking one of the city-state’s planned virtual bank licenses, according to people f...
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Fitness wearables maker Fitbit has partnered with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a population-based public health project in support of the country’s Smart Nation initiative.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — The act of two individuals of opposite genders and without family ties riding on the same motorcycle is an “unIslamic” act, the Selangor mufti reportedly claimed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Kelington Group Bhd’s second quarter net profit rose 15.89% to RM5.1 million from RM4.4 million a year earlier, thanks to higher contribution from its Singapore and Malaysian ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today following tepid trading ahead of the highly-anticipated Jackson Hole symposium.
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For too long, the Hong Kong government has allowed landlords and developers to get fat on runaway property prices. If Carrie Lam really wants to defuse the protest anger, she must radically overhaul the dysfunctional housing policy
Malaysiakini:
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sought the public's understanding over problems faced by his administration in fulfilling Pakatan Harapan's promise to abolish highway toll charges.
The Straits Times:
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is considering a slew of measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane, it said Thursday (A...
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SINGAPORE: A total of 1,127 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes have been found hidden in the tyres of two cars at Woodlands Checkpoint, said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Thursday...
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JOHOR BARU: The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Isesco) and the Education Ministry have come up with several annual programmes aimed at giving a fresh impetus to the teachin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): Millennials are opting to change their jobs constantly in meeting personal job life aspirations, said human resources solutions firm Randstad Sdn Bhd (Randstad Malaysia).
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SINGAPORE (Aug 22): Malaysia’s state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, has set the price factor for Malaysian Crude Oil (MCO) for September at US$5.80 per barrel, up 10 cents from the pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Millennials are opting to change their jobs constantly in meeting personal job life aspirations, said human resources solutions firm Randstad Sdn Bhd (Randstad Malaysia).
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will look into widening and lengthening the Causeway and expanding the checkpoint complex to tackle the heavy congestion at the link between Johor and Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Leitner as its Managing Director, with immediate effect.
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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has announced the appointment of Kurt Leitner as its new managing director, who will work alongside the company’s other managing director, Erik Winter.
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A Chinese-led international research team has created a “tree” that can generate clean drinking water.
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Play Ventures, an early-stage gaming venture capital fund, announced the final closing of its first fund at US$40 million, exceeding the original targeted fund size by US$10 million.
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Fitbit Inc said on Aug 21 it won a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services to up to one million of the country's citizens as part of a health initiative that begins in October.
Malay Mail:
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SINGAPORE, Aug 22 — Fitbit Inc said yesterday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health programme it said could reach up to one million ...
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SINGAPORE: Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd posted a 17% fall in annual net profit, driven by fuel costs and a weaker Australian dollar, but cheered investors with a A$400 million share buyback and higher dividend.
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HONG KONG: HSBC Holdings Plc, the bank that shook up its senior leadership this month, is considering a bid for Asian operations being sold by Aviva Plc as it seeks ways to diversify its business in the region, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet will discuss on the best ways to reduce toll rates for 29 highways during its meeting next Wednesday, according to a Singapore daily.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22): The FBM KLCI struggled to breach the 1,600-point level yet again, as it eked out marginal gains against the backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia firmed up slightly ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium in the US that is due to start later tonight.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the S$100bil (US$72.3bil) it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century.
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Malaysia’s Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof announced that a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, August 21, had discussed the matter of ride-hailing service operations in th...
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Jay Huang and Peter Yoong first met at CtrlShift, a digital advertising company which the latter co-founded.
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Real-time customer management platform RateIt has secured US$5 million in a series A round led by Tin Men Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital firm focused on business-to-business tech investmen...
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SINGAPORE: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) is in talks with companies including Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) about seeking one of the city-state’s planned virtual bank licences, according to sources.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — The ringgit open flat against the US dollar on lack of catalysts.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit open flat against the US dollar on lack of catalysts.
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 22 — The Cabinet is set to discuss three choices to bring down the toll rates for Malaysia's 29 highways in its meeting next Wednesday, according to a Singapore daily.
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SINGAPORE: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd expects “significant impact” on its revenue from August and beyond as travel demand gets affected by the months-long protests in Hong Kong.
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SINGAPORE: The UK will have the opportunity to make a trade deal with South-East Asian nations, including the world’s top palm oil producers, once it leaves the European Union, and to steer clear of getting entangled in any potential trade war, according to a column written by Professor Aaqil Ahmed with assistance from the office of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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SINGAPORE: Ho Ching, who is married to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, took to Facebook to defend her husband’s pay, which looks higher than those of many government leaders.
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SOUTHEAST Asian venture capital firm East Ventures announced on Aug 21, the close of its sixth fund at US$75 million (RM313.41 million), more than double the firm’s initial US$30 million target (RM1...
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Singapore-based Sea Group posted a total adjusted revenue of US$665.4 million for Q2 2019, up 203.1% year on year from US$219.6 million, while the total adjusted EBITDA was -US$11 million compared wit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Singapore-based insurtech firm Axinan, through its subsidiary Axinan Labuan Ltd, has secured a combined General and Reinsurance licence, issued by the Labuan Financial Services ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has asked the Government to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from the current 24 percent in the upcoming 2020 Budget.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today, gaining traction on the back of the weaker dollar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Members of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) remained cautious on the business activities outlook for the second half (H2) 2019 due to external factors such as t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Motorcycle ride-hailing services, such as Indonesia’s Go-Jek, has been given the green light by the Cabinet to operate locally, reported The Star.
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HONG KONG, Aug 21 — Equities stuttered in Asia today as investors took a step back after recent gains, with focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed on a weak note on Wednesday as late selling of CIMB and Petronas Gas dragged the FBM KLCI deeper into the red while key Asian markets were mixed.
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On August 19, various Malaysian news publication portals shared news of Utusan Malaysia’s print publication facing closure due to a strained financial situation.
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PETALING JAYA: The international trade of South-East Asia's most popular songbird, the white-rumped shama, has led to "incredible numbers" of birds seized in markets in and around Malaysia, a 2018 study revealed.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the S$100 billion ($72 billion) it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century.
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PETALING JAYA: Mentally challenged death row inmate Nagaenthran Dharmalingam has been confronted with yet another challenge – the Singapore attorney-general is seeking to disbar his lead counsel M. ...
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PETALING JAYA: A new study by recruitment firm Hays Asia shows that Malaysians who have studied or worked overseas and return home generally do so in order to be closer to their families although they...
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SINGAPORE (Aug 21): The UK will have the opportunity to make a trade deal with Southeast Asian nations, including the world’s top palm oil producers, once it leaves the European Union, and to steer ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI took a step back following the previous day's advance as it continued to straddle the 1,600-point mark ahead of the US Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole symposium taking place this weekend.
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One might not immediately associate the freight and cargo industry with a high degree of digitalization, but a Singapore-based startup is looking to change that.
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Abillionveg, a Singapore-based reviews and recommendations platform for vegan-friendly food, restaurants, and products, raised US$2 million in a seed round led by US-based 500 Startups.
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Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has opened its first international office in Singapore, committing US$100 million into investment opportunities in Southeast...