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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was slightly lower in morning trade as global markets braced themselves for a US-China meeting at this week's G20 Summit in Japan.
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The US intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearise, US Defece Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an int...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 25): The FBM KLCI fell 0.14% at mid-morning today, dragged by select index-linked blue chips in line with the tentative regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar this morning on lack of fresh leads, with most traders remain on the sidelines due to mixed external developments.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 25): The FBM KLCI drifted lower this morning, in line with regional markets, dragged by losses including at Genting Bhd and Axiata Group Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar this morning on lack of fresh leads, with most traders remain on the sidelines due to mixed external developments.
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(June 25): Stocks in Asia looked set to drift Tuesday after their U.S. counterparts slipped for a second session in a lackluster session.
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JUNE 24 — “5G” is the latest media buzzword.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The chemicals arm of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly US$6 billion over the next 15- to 20 years, to expand its specialty chemicals portfolio throug...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The chemicals arm of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly US$6 billion over the next 15 to 20 years to expand its speciality chemicals portfolio through acquisit...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being.” Speaking at the CNBC’s interview with Tanvir Gill today,...
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Malaysia is willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being”.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI drifted lower on profit-taking on Monday following a strong rally in the previous week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has indicated that Malaysia is willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement without India for the time b...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Countries in Asia must explore options to improve energy efficiency and affordability by diversifying its energy mix, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders made an impassioned plea against protectionism at a regional summit in Bangkok Sunday, warning that a dragging US-China trade spat could hammer their export-led econom...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Investors took some money off the table early Monday on concerns about the geopolitical risks, with Tenaga Nasional and Sime Plantation among the bigger decliners.
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Malaysia welcomes Asean’s move to launch a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2034, a first for this region.
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it is high time Asean member countries took special efforts to increase trade within the grouping.
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FOR 29-year-old office worker surnamed Jang, buying a dress from a popular Instagram influencer who has some 4,000 followers was a money-losing proposition and regretful shopping experience.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia welcomes Asean’s move to launch a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2034, a first for this region.
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BANGKOK, June 23 — Asean’s proposed joint bid to host the Fifa World Cup in 2034 will boost the region’s chances of getting it, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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BANGKOK, June 23 — Asean’s proposed joint bid to host the Fifa World Cup in 2034 will boost the region’s chances of getting it, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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BANGKOK (Bernama): Malaysia welcomes Asean's move to launch a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2034, a first for the region.
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BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha has called on Asean to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by this year to form the world’s largest free trade are...
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BANGKOK, June 23 — Thailand’s premier made an impassioned plea against protectionism today at a meeting of South-east Asian leaders where the fallout from the US-China tariff war has dominated tal...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from US President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content, North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA said.
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YES. Let’s not talk about sex, lies or videotapes.
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BANGKOK: Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said Malaysia is committed to ensuring ‘free and fair trade’ aspect be part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP...
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BANGKOK, June 22 — Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today said that Malaysia is committed to signing the Regional Comprehensive Econo­mic Partnership (RCEP) as long as it constitutes ...
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BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for...
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BANGKOK, June 22 ­— Led by China — and excluding the United States — the sprawling Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RECP) is poised to become the biggest global trade deal, linking ...
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NEW DELHI: Kia has taken the wraps off its new Seltos compact SUV here.
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Malaysia, a superpower? Reading this headline must have made some of us chuckle.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia recorded its best week in recent months on Friday as late fund buying of key stocks Petronas Chemical and Sime Plantation saw the FBM KLCI chalk up gains of 2% from a week ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI put on slight gains in the morning session as its rally tapered off following a three-day advance.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): The FBM KLCI closed at its intraday high of 1,675.43 points today as positive external factors continue to support market sentiment, but an analyst does not rule out profit tak...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI made gained 2.27 points to 1,668.81 in Thursday morning trading as investors expect global central banks to join in a wave of monetary easing while the resumption of US-China trade talks also offered a lift.
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Smartphones are a product with which China has demonstrated not only its manufacturing prowess, but its ambitions to become a cutting-edge technology developer thanks to the rise of Huawei.
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China is definitely the new Japan.
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(June 20): China is definitely the new Japan. For Mahathir Mohamad, at least.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose on the back of positive global market sentiment, boosted by optimism on US-China trade talks ahead of the G20 summit as well as Eurozone’s fresh stimulus si...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 ― Malaysia is among the emerging East Asian economies that saw the local currency bond market continue to expand over the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), despite trade conflic...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is among the emerging East Asian economies that saw the local currency bond market continue to expand over the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), despite trade conflicts and moderating global growth, said the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI piled on more gains moving into midday as investor sentiment rose on the possibility of a US rate cut later this week.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose at mid-morning today but at a quantum which apparently lags behind those in other Asian stock markets amid optimism on a potential US-China trade deal.
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KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea largest fried chicken chain, NeNe Chicken has further expanded by opening three new outlets, bringing its total outlets to seven currently.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI joined in a global rally in equities as investors pinned their hopes on a US policy rate cut following yesterday's ECB signal for more monetary easing.
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets jumped on Wednesday as investors dared to hope the Federal Reserve would follow the lead of the European Central Bank and open the door to future rate cuts at its policy meeting later in the day
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Bank Negara Malaysia isn’t budging from a trading ban of offshore ringgit derivatives, according to Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.
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BEIJING, June 19 ― Smartphones are a product with which China has demonstrated not only its manufacturing prowess, but its ambitions to become a cutting-edge technology developer thanks to the rise ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): The FBM KLCI closed up 14.36 points or 0.88% today with Asian stock indices amid anticipation of the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision ahead of the conclusion of its ...
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PETALING JAYA, June 18 — The quality of primary and secondary school education in Malaysia is only worth 9.1 years of schooling even though pupils study an average of 12.2 years, when compared to So...
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KOTA KINABALU: In its bid to produce at least 100 entrepreneurs a year, the Sabah state government says it is committed to helping local entrepreneurs market their products abroad.
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KUALA LUMPUR: FBM KLCI heavyweights were mostly positive in the morning session as they became targets of investor buying ahead of a possible rate cut by the US Federal Reserve later this week.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Keningau Vocational College (KVK) did Malaysia proud by winning a gold medal in an international competition with their invention called ShapeSweetie.
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PARIS (June 17): AirAsia, Malaysia's low-cost carrier, today unveiled its first Airbus A330neo, the first of its new generation long-haul fleet, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show.
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AirAsia; Malaysia’s low-cost carrier today unveiled its first Airbus A330neo, the first of its new generation long-haul fleet at the 53rd International Paris Air Show.
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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THE strategic investor in Malaysia Airlines Bhd should be an airline, its group CEO Izham Ismail insists, even as the government considers the pros and cons of shutting down, selling or refinancing th...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional pulled the FBM KLCI into positive territory in Monday morning trade following a 56 sen jump to RM12.74.
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A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too esc...
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SHANGHAI: AirAsia Bhd and other regional budget airlines will face a new powerful competitor when China Eastern Airlines Company Ltd, one of the world’s Top 10 airline groups, expands its budget air travel to the Asian region outside China.
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LANGKAWI: Malaysia needs a highly-skilled workforce in technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to see the country progress further, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathi...
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SIBU: Two men from Sarawak have been arrested in South Korea for allegedly being involved in illegal voice phishing, said Bukit Assek assemblyman Irene Chang
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COMMENT | Sawasdee! I have always enjoyed visiting Thailand since I was a small boy.
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HANOI: Vietnam's homegrown carmaker VinFast will deliver its first cars on June 17, the company said Friday as it showcased a factory in one of Asia's fastest growing economies.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): The FBM KLCI finished lower for the fourth straight day, as the market continued to undergo a correction after rallying last week.
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PETALING JAYA: Klang-born model Amelia Thripura Henderson has turned racist comments calling her a "foreigner" and other racial slurs into an opportunity to educate others about respect, tolerance, and unity.
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SINGAPORE: State Street Global Markets likes the dollar. Mizuho Bank Ltd. says buy Treasuries and go short on South Korea and Taiwan. Deutsche Bank AG reckons the yuan may weaken.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI is en route to a fourth straight day of losses as investors take profit ahead of Chinese economic data and a US Fed policy meeting next week.
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South Korea is the first country to roll out commercial 5G services.
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Previous reports indicated that Huawei has prepared its own operating system in case it loses access to Android.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — South Korea is the first country to roll out commercial 5G services.
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WASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions.
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Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on June 12 as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions.
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LIMA/SHANGHAI: China's Huawei has applied to trademark its "Hongmeng" operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model.
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Buyandship, a Hong Kong-based ecommerce shipping and media service provider, raised US$2.2 million in a pre-series B round led by existing investor Infinity Venture Partners.
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South Korea-based peer-to-peer lending startup PeopleFund secured US$35 million as an extension to its series B financing round.
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MUNICH: BMW announced that its 3 Series Touring (G21) - a station wagon version of the 3 Series sedan will get its public introduction from June 25 to 27.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI finished 0.46 point or 0.03% lower today at 1,650.74 amid persisting US-China trade war concerns and as mass protests in Hong Kong dented markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Bursa Malaysia ended marginally lower but at the day’s high on last-minute buying support in selected heavyweight stocks led by IHH Healthcare and Tenaga.
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Startup accelerator and early-stage investor 500 Startups is looking to raise a second fund focused on South Korea, according to a regulatory filing.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI shed 5.46 points in the morning session to 1,645.74 as as Asian markets retreated on US President Donald Trump's hard line on trade negotiations with China.
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KOTA KINABALU: Some 200,000 northern China tourists are expected to visit Sabah in a year once chartered flights take off in three months’ time, according to one of the stakeholders.The long-term deal was the result of international travel collaboration between Cekal Aman Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) and its China charter flights partner, BJ ST International Travel Co Ltd (China), said Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew BJ ST International Travel is a major operator involved in chartering flights out of China to Jeju City, South Korea, as well as Vietnam’s Nha Trang and Da Nang.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The FBM KLCI dropped 0.26% today, bucking the regional upward trend, as profit taking emerged on selected index-linked counters, for instance banking stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Bursa Malaysia ended lower weighed down by profit taking in heavyweight stocks despite a better performance on regional bourses, a dealer said.
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KOTA KINABALU, June 11 — Sabah is set to bring in some 200,000 more Chinese tourists from cities located in the northern part of China.
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Sandstorms are a reminder of the power of nature for the residents of Dunhuang, the Chinese oasis town at the edge of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts, as they have been for the town’s forebears for ...
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China began its anti-desertification efforts in 1978. Since its launch in 2016, Ant Forest has attracted 500 million users who have helped plant 100 million trees.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is keen to bring in more Chinese tourists with plans being made to “capture” at least 200,000 from the relatively-new northern China market this year.
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SHANGHAI, June 11 ― China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will need more time to become the world's largest smartphone maker, a goal it originally aimed to achieve in the fourth quarter of this year, a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI pared losses as it entered midday as better-than-expected industrial output in April helped to mitigate profit-taking activities.
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I have always enjoyed visiting our neighbouring country, Thailand.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The FBM KLCI ticked up in early trade Tuesday, tracking regional markets, lifted by select blue chips.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips fell in early Tuesday trade in the absence of strong leads despite the firmer overnight close on Wall Street.
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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.