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On-demand autonomous shuttle bus is seen during the official launch of a public trial run at Sentosa island resort in Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, a government official said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last y...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approv...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co Ltd (SGMW) to explore business opportunities in introducing...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): The FBM KLCI crossed the 1,600-point level at the midday break today, against the backdrop of advancing regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): The FBM KLCI failed to stay above the 1,600-point mark at the close today after late selling erased earlier gains.
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Most Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Monday, as hopes that central banks around the world would unleash new stimulus to boost growth eased concerns over a global recession.
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Southeast Asian online budget hotel startup RedDoorz raised US$70 million in the first close of its series C round led by Asia Partners, a VC firm co-founded by former Naspers CEO Oliver Rippel.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 18): Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q 2019), is seen as a surprise to the market, as it ...
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It’s estimated that some 10-12% of Myanmar’s population live or work overseas – a statistic comparable with the Philippines.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q 2019), is seen as a surprise to the market, as it ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy grew faster than expected in April-June and became the first Southeast Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, driven by stronger ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia’s economy grew faster-than-expected in April-June and became the first Southeast Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, driven by...
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Malaysia's economy grew 4.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, the central bank said on Friday, making it the first major Southeast Asian economy to report an acceleration from January-March....
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N-Squared eCommerce, a Thailand-based provider of end-to-end ecommerce solutions, announced plans to expand into new markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia by the end of 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: HSS Engineers Bhd is eyeing new water infrastructure projects in Sabah and Sarawak to boost order book after reduced scope of works on rail development projects resulted in a loss in the second quarter.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss but remained 0.71% in the red as regional markets mostly fell in a domino effect, tracking the overnight tumble at Wall Street.
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Historically, the Philippines’ startup ecosystem hasn’t done as well as its Southeast Asian peers.
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Thai authorities issued arrest warrants today for four more suspects believed to be responsible for a series of bomb attacks as the capital hosted a key diplomatic meeting this month.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia's cabinet discussed the permanent residency of Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, with three ministers demanding his expulsion for allegedly making racial...
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Malaysia kept its export duty on crude palm oil for September unchanged at zero percent, according to a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board's website on Wednesday, citing the national customs dep...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, said a minister who believed Naik should return to Indi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday (Aug 14), said a minister who believed Naik should return to Indi...
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SEREMBAN, Malaysia (Aug 13): Malaysian police on Tuesday found the unclothed body of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, though it was n...
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BRUSSELS, Aug 13 — The European Union has imposed duties on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia in order to level the playing field for EU producers, officials said today.
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SEREMBAN (Aug 13): Malaysian police on Tuesday found a body that seems likely to be an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, a trust working ...
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Historically, the Philippines’ startup ecosystem hasn’t done as well as its Southeast Asian peers.
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30 startups. 9 countries. Four months to stand out and make a mark in the market.
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BEIJING: The Mulu Restaurant in this Chinese capital city is much more than just an eatery selling Malaysian and other Southeast Asian food.
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JAKARTA, Aug 9 — Indonesia’s trade minister today threatened to impose higher tariffs on EU dairy imports in response to the bloc’s proposed move to hit biodiesel made from palm oil with anti-su...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is working with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to establish a new Digital Content Ecosystem (Dice) Policy that it aims to real...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The FBM KLCI edged up at midday break today, in line with gains at regional markets.
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A series of bombings in the Thai capital Bangkok last week may be linked to politics, police said on Thursday as authorities hunted for more than a dozen suspects in connection with the attacks.Six sm...
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PETALING JAYA: Local custom car mat-maker, Trapo Asia, has launched its latest Mark II range for the Southeast Asian region that now has the ability to kill 99.9% of bacteria on its surface.
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TheAsianparent, Southeast Asia’s largest parenting platform, is expanding into more markets in Asia and Africa, as well as testing the waters for an ecommerce service after raising several million d...
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday (Aug 6) to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday (Aug 6) to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 5): The FBM KLCI fell 0.82% at the midday break today to its lowest level in two months, tracking the losses at regional markets on escalating trade war.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbours warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust...
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KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbours warned that incidents in the disputed waters had "e...
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(Aug 5): Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.” T...
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In just less than a week, Samsung’s grand unveiling of the Galaxy Note10 will commence at its Unpacked event.
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Digital commerce-focused firm Nexttech Group of Technopreneurs has launched a US$10 million early-stage startup fund called Next100. The new fund has a hybrid model of a venture builder, an ecosystem,...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticised China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries.
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CARSOME, a Southeast Asian online used car platform, has appointed Danny Chin (pic) to fill the newly-created role of group chief marketing officer.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in Rocketman, the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics today that the count...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in "Rocketman", the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics on Thursday that the...
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SGX-listed Synagie Corporation Ltd announced on July 31 that it has signed an agreement with Amer Sports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Nasdaq Helsinki listed Amer Sports Corporation.
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PETALING JAYA: Organised crime syndicates in human trafficking are flourishing in Asean, particularly Malaysia, according to a report by the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime.
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Southeast Asian online travel company Traveloka is in discussions to raise US$500 million, which could push its valuation to as much as US$4.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people ...
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Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab is set to invest US$2 billion into Indonesia over a five-year period with capital from Japan’s SoftBank to accelerate the development of the country’s digit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - An elephant died after being hit by a truck on a Malaysian highway, police said Monday (July 29), the latest of the endangered creatures to be killed as their habitats are destroy...
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KUALA LUMPUR: An elephant died after being hit by a truck on a Malaysian highway, police said Monday (Jul 29), the latest of the endangered creatures to be killed as their habitats are destroyed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): The FBM KLCI fell 0.34% at the midday break, tracking the slide at regional markets, dragged by losses at blue chips including key banking stocks.
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SINGAPORE: DBS Group Holdings Ltd beat market estimates with a 17% increase in second-quarter profit as rising interest rates in Singapore and Hong Kong pushed the biggest Southeast Asian lender's net interest income to a record high.
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BEIJING: China's exports of rare earth magnets to the United States fell 3.9% in June from the previous month, customs data showed on Saturday, as concerns persist that Beijing will curb supply of rare earth products as part of its trade war with Washington.
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Mohamad (left) chats with Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim during the dinner.
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BEIJING (July 27): China's exports of rare earth magnets to the United States fell 3.9% in June from the previous month, customs data showed on Saturday, as concerns persist that Beijing will curb sup...
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Indonesia plans tighter rules to combat a surge in imports of plastic waste, such as a registry of trash exporters and tougher border checks, officials said on Friday.
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SINGAPORE: Two reports over the past week that concerned the South China Sea had been striking in contrast.
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JAKARTA, July 26 — Indonesia plans tighter rules to combat a surge in imports of plastic waste, such as a registry of trash exporters and tougher border checks, officials said today.
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DUNGUN, July 25 — Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian today reaffirmed Beijing’s commitment to fair trade and the mutual benefits to both countries in a friendship that can be traced back to t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Shares in Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) fell as much as 5.84% in active trade this morning, following a negative technical outlook on the stock.
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NALURI, a Malaysian MSC-status digital health technology company completed its Pre-Series A fund-raising round, led by Global Founders Capital.
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SINGTEL is the only Southeast Asian firm in a  pioneering group of 28 global companies to have committed to new and more aggressive climate targets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Malaysia should not be too worried over news reports that India would probably raise the import duty on refined palm oil, given that both countries have signed the Comprehens...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): Selangor is currently planning to rejuvenate the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTAAS), also known as Subang Skypark (pictured), as the state continues to strengthen its aeros...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): Selangor is currently planning to rejuvenate the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (LTAAS), also known as Subang Skypark, as the state continues to strengthen its aerospace portfo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor is currently planning to rejuvenate the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Ltaas), also known as Subang Skypark, as the state continues to strengthen its aerospace portfolio.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The FBM KLCI reversed its earlier loss and notched up marginal gains at the midday break, in line with the advance at regional markets.
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GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia will increase its efforts to take advantage of the US-China trade war by persuading US electrical and electronics companies to relocate their supply chain operations to Malaysia.
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BANGKOK, July 22 — The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malay...
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BENGALURU: Most Southeast Asian stock markets started the week on the backfoot with Philippines leading the declines, as investors pulled money out of risky assets due to reduced odds of a double-barrelled U.S. interest rate cut later this month.
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soCash, a Singapore-headquartered fintech startup that allows bank customers to perform banking services like cash withdrawal and loan applications at retails shops via a mobile app, today announced i...
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PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) will chair the 50th Conference of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (Seameo) from July 22 to July 25 at Sunway Resort Hotel S...
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PUTRAJAYA, July 21 — Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik will chair the 50th Conference of the South-east Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) from July 22 to July 25 at Sunway Resort ...
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Thailand-based accelerator Rise announced it’s expanding into Singapore through a partnership with Enterprise Singapore.
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Catering to the growing demand for quality office spaces in the Kuala Lumpur commercial real estate market, Common Ground’s opening at MyTOWN completes the retail mall’s vision of creating an all-...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains at the midday break today, while shares in ailing Scomi Group Bhd were actively traded after Tan Sri Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah and Gelombang Glob...
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The past year has been an indispensable year for the ecommerce industry in Singapore.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is ranked first among Southeast Asian countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
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PUTRAJAYA (July 18): Malaysia is ranked first among Southeast Asian countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PUTRAJAYA, July 18 — Malaysia is ranked first among Southeast Asian countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 18): The FBM KLCI remained in the red at the midday break today, as valuations stayed stretched against the backdrop of tightly traded regional markets.
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WWF says orangutan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30 per cent in 15 years, but the overall population of the species in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Environmental activists will march on Malaysia's parliament on Thursday (July 18) to demand lawmakers strengthen the country's decades-old forestry laws and amend the constitu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Environmental activists will march on Malaysia’s parliament tomorrow to demand lawmakers strengthen the country’s decades-old forestry laws and amend the constitution to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Environmental activists will march on Malaysia's parliament on Thursday to demand lawmakers strengthen the country's decades-old forestry laws and amend the constitution to giv...
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Edward Tirtanata was running an artisanal tea lounge called Lewis and Carroll in Jakarta when he discovered a gap in the market involving another beverage – coffee.
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BEAUTY and wellness discovery platform, Parlon announced the launch of its services in the Philippines.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): The FBM KLCI eased at the midday break after a short-lived rebound on Monday, and dipped 0.31% against the backdrop of firmer regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Malaysia kept its export duty on crude palm oil for August unchanged at 0%, according to a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board's website on Tuesday, citing the national cu...
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PETALING JAYA (July 15): After recording its highest ever direct investment of RM18.9 billion last year, Selangor is aiming for a reduced amount of RM10 billion this year in view of the current global...
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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Last week, we were on hand to test drive the new, facelifted B9 Audi A4 in the Italian Alps, which you will read about sometime in the near future.
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TAIPEI: The new normal of global trade is that there are few safe harbors.
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has questioned the government’s apparently contradictory statements regarding sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s investment strategy.
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HONG KONG (July 12): Singapore offers an imperfect global barometer.
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SINGAPORE: Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Friday after weak trade data from China, the region's biggest trading partner, spelt further weakness for the broader Asian economy.