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LUXEMBOURG, Aug 19 — Buzzing like a giant insect over the verdant Moselle Valley, a drone sprays fungicide over rows of vines.
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Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia's Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band emerged champion at the World Pipe Band Championship in Scotland on Saturday (Aug 17).
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― Negative rate policy ― once considered only for economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan ― is becoming a more attractive option for some other central ba...
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PETALING JAYA: The Japanese word kirei can be defined as pretty, clean, beautiful, pure and orderly.
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Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing’s push for a “clean...
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Despite having to self-fund and crowdfund their way to the World Tchoukball Championships, the Singapore men and women's teams, both No. 3 in the world, won bronze medals on Sunday.
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SINGAPORE - Despite having to self-fund and crowdfund for their campaign, the national men's and women's teams - both ranked world No. 3 - returned with bronze medals from the World Tchoukball Champio...
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PETALING JAYA: The highest temperature ever recorded in Malaysia was at 40.1°C in Chuping, Perlis, a small town known for its large sugar cane plantations.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court yesterday set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Ra...
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The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's stepson Riza Aziz (photo, above).
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — The Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah told the High Court here yesterday that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had refused to allow a government delegation to go to Switzerland to clar...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former finance minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah described Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s influence over SRC International Sdn Bhd as one of autocratic leadership.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah told the High Court here today that Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had refused to allow a government delegation to go to Switzer...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak refused to approve an official government-led delegation to Switzerland when RM3 billion belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd was frozen by the Swiss g...
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The roll-out of 5G services across China is predicted to spur new growth in the country’s technology sector amid trade tensions with the US, as industries meet the challenge of adopting advanced app...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 1 — Malaysians must have fervour for their work or the government’s efforts to improve labour conditions will be for naught, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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COLOMBO (July 30): Sri Lanka will offer free tourism visas on arrival to citizens of almost 50 countries, a government document showed on Tuesday, as it tries to woo back visitors after militant attac...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): PRG Holdings Bhd, through its 54.19%-owned subsidiary Furniweb Holdings Ltd, has opened a Philipp Plein outlet in Bangkok, Thailand, marking its first venture into Thailand’s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): PRG Holdings Bhd, through its 54.19%-owned subsidiary Furniweb Holdings Ltd, has opened a Philipp Plein outlet in Bangkok, Thailand, marking its first venture into Thailand’s...
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LONDON, July 29 — Amsterdam-based online food delivery firm Takeaway.com has agreed to buy Just Eat in an all-share deal valuing the combined group, which will be one of the sector’s largest, at a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): Vsolar Group Bhd said today Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Group AG emerged as a major shareholder with a 5.08% stake in the solar energy specialist after acquiring 8.8 millio...
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According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, which culls the results of millions of tests conducted over the month via its Web and mobile apps, the average speed of fixed broadband Internet around the world has increased by 28.5% over the last year, climbing up to download speeds of 59.45Mbps in June 2019.
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IF anybody had been waiting for confirmation that more is to come from the current slowing economic environment, they need not go further than to scrutinise the statement by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Brexit in brief means that Britain will soon be leaving the European Union (EU). I am one of those who believe Brexit will not be beneficial to UK’s economy.
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During Celcom’s 5G live cluster field trial event, an Oppo smartphone was used to demonstrate the performance of its 5G network.
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While 5G network might not be a norm yet at the moment, quite a number of manufacturers have released 5G device including OPPO.
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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on July 24 reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments and critics.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 25 ― Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg yesterday reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments a...
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NEW DELHI, July 24 — Switzerland is the world’s most innovative country for a second consecutive year while Asian giant India made the biggest strides among major economies, a global indicator sho...
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Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday.
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NEW YORK: Netflix Inc said on Wednesday it lost US streaming customers for the first time in eight years and missed targets for new subscribers overseas, an announcement that jarred investors ahead of looming competition.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — The federal government has managed to retrieve nearly RM1 billion in sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)-related funds including in interests and bank grants, as ...
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Zurich: Nestle SA has found a way to create chocolate without adding any sugar, relying on leftover material from cocoa plants for sweetening as consumers look for natural and healthier fare.
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ZURICH (July 16): Nestle SA has found a way to create chocolate without adding any sugar, relying on leftover material from cocoa plants for sweetening as consumers look for natural and healthier fare...
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MP SPEAKS | It is a crying national shame that while the world is trying to get to the bottom of the heinous global 1MDB scandal, described by the former United States attorney-general as “kleptocra...
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Facebook’s plan to create its own cryptocurrency have forced China’s central bank to step up research into creating its own digital currency, as Libra could potentially pose a challenge to Chinese...
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PETALING JAYA: From the United States to Europe and Asia, young people are seeking a better future for themselves.
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Some of the main themes likely to influence investors next week
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GEORGE TOWN: United States ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir today said fugitive financier Jho Low is more than welcome to prove his innocence in an American court if he does not want to r...
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GEORGE TOWN: Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho (pix), better known as Jho Low, should either return home to Malaysia or go to the US, to clear his name of the money laundering charges in relation to the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Lowering the voting age to 18 is both a risk and an opportunity for Malaysia that Pakatan Harapan (PH) will have to take, DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz was today charged with five counts of money-laundering US$248 million of funds allegedly originating from sovereign investment company 1Malaysia Develo...
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Riza arrives at court, where he pleaded not guilty to give charges of money laundering.
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GEORGE TOWN: There will be a grand reunion of the Oh clansmen and women when 180 out of 628 descendants from China, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Switzerland, Singapore, Poland and Malays...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Former SRC International Sdn Bhd director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin agreed with the defence’s suggestion that a board briefing by its former managing director and chief executive ...
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BRAZILIA, July 3 ― A historic trade pact between South American countries and the EU is expected to pave the way to similar deals with Canada and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) this year...
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THE 108th session of the International Labour Conference that was held from June 10 to 21 in Geneva, Switzerland was significant, especially with the revolutionary leap into Industry 4.0, exodus tow...
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ZURICH, July 2 — Credit Suisse wealth management boss Iqbal Khan is leaving Switzerland’s second-largest bank in the latest high-level departure under Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.
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SINGAPORE, July 1 — An intergovernmental banking organisation decided yesterday to build a new innovation hub centre in Singapore, a move that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said reflects...
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NEW YORK, June 20 ― Long dismissed as a symptom of narcissistic youth culture, the not-so-humble selfie has become big business.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): It is better for Malaysia Airlines Bhd to be “married” to AirAsia than to wantonly allow the iconic brand to die, said veteran newsman Datuk A. Kadir Jasin said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It is better for Malaysia Airlines Bhd to be “married” to AirAsia than to wantonly allow the iconic brand to die, veteran newsman Datuk A. Kadir Jasin said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): It is better for Malaysia Airlines Bhd to be “married” to AirAsia than to wantonly allow the iconic brand to die, said veteran newsman Datuk A. Kadir Jasin said today.
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It is better for Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) to be "married" to AirAsia than to wantonly allow the iconic brand to die, veteran newsperson A Kadir Jasin (photo, above) said today.
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Long dismissed as a symptom of narcissistic youth culture, the not-so-humble selfie has become big business.
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FORMER prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had instructed the transfer of RM1.8 billion — part of the first RM2 billion Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP) loan obtained by SRC Internat...
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FORMER prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had instructed the transfer of RM1.8 billion — part of the first RM2 billion Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP) loan obtained by SRC Internat...
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ZUG (Switzerland), June 25 — A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as ce...
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ZURICH: Policy makers around the globe have been cool to the idea of Facebook Inc.’s planned Libra cryptocurrency. In Switzerland? They liked it so much, Facebook decided to set up shop there.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is at loggerheads with the Human Resources Ministry and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) over the proposal for the ratification of a convention that would allow all workers, including migrants, the right to join and form unions.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is looking to recover about US$5 billion worth of foreign assets linked to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), set up in 2009 by then prime minister Najib Razak and ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Malaysia is looking to recover about US$5 billion worth of foreign assets linked to state fund 1MDB, set up in 2009 by then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the subjec...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are seeking the help of the United Nations in an attempt to reform a labour law involving local and foreign workers.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has held discussions with the Japanese government on collaboration on issues relating to labour and technical and vocational education training (TVET), says the Human Resource Minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A senior officer of the Finance Ministry told the High Court here yesterday that the government’s burden in having to make repayments for the RM4 billion loan taken by SRC Internationa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — SRC International Sdn Bhd was unable to repay its outstanding RM4 billion loan to the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) beginning March 2015 because its overseas bank accou...
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PARIS, June 18 — The yield on the French government’s benchmark 10-year bond turned negative today for the first time after ECB chief Mario Draghi hinted at rate cuts.
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BEIJING, June 15 — Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remar...
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BERN (Switzerland), June 13 — Switzerland’s central bank said today it was dropping Libor as a reference in setting interest rates in another blow to the scandal-plagued benchmark.
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HONG KONG: Zhong Huijuan quit her job teaching chemistry to teenagers and got into the drug business.
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PUTRAJAYA • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday denied knowledge of the spread of a sex video and several lewd photographs purportedly involving a Cabinet minister, The Star reported...
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BRUSSELS, June 11 — The European Union’s chief executive warned Switzerland today that it needs to sign a new partnership treaty before June 18 that is central to maintaining Swiss stock exchange ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Former SRC International Sdn Bhd chairperson Tan Sri Ismee Ismail will continue with his testimony during the examination-in-chief by the prosecution, where he is expected to f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Former SRC International Sdn Bhd chairperson Tan Sri Ismee Ismail will continue with his testimony during the examination-in-chief by the prosecution, where he is expected to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former SRC International Sdn Bhd chairman Tan Sri Ismee Ismail said Datuk Seri Najib Razak had ordered the company to transfer most of the funds obtained from the first RM2 billion loan ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): After getting the first RM2 billion loan from Pensioners Trust Fund Inc (KWAP) for SRC International Sdn Bhd, former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked that a total of RM1.8 ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: SRC International Sdn Bhd’s board of directors went to Switzerland in 2013 to seek confirmation whether the company’s deposit of RM1.5 billion was safe and secure there, the High Cou...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): After getting the first RM2 billion loan from Pensioners Trust Fund Inc (KWAP) for SRC International Sdn Bhd, former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked that a total of RM1.8 ...
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JUNE 10 — Strong Chinese export data and the US-Mexico deal to avoid new import tariffs bolstered the mood on European stock markets today, while car company shares also got a lift from signs of mov...
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NEW YORK: The yen and franc could benefit if global trade conflicts spur a slowdown in cross-border direct-investment activity, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
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Twitter, as part of ongoing efforts to improve the "health" of discussions on the platform, announced that it has acquired UK-based artificial intelligence startup Fabula AI.
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PARIS, June 7 ― Sanofi is poised to appoint Paul Hudson, a top executive with Switzerland's Novartis , to become the French drugmaker's next CEO from September 1, a source familiar with the decision...
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LONDON: The huge switch from the discredited Libor interest rate benchmark to a Bank of England alternative by the end of 2021 is probably progressing ahead of expectations and could boost London as a financial centre, top regulators said.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has the slowest marathon runners worldwide, according to a study.
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BERNE (Switzerland): As of June 3, after the combined efforts and collaboration between all main stakeholders over three years (since July 2016), the FIM Racing Homologation Programme for helmets (FR...
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ZURICH, June 4 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Switzerland about its close business ties with China, telling a newspaper the neutral European country was exposing itself to privacy breach...
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Among the greatest concerns currently is that the march towards recession seems to be gathering pace, with persistent inversions of the US Treasury yield curve.
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THE 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday adopted a resolution that will make the pricing of medicines more transparent.
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GEORGE TOWN: A veteran economist today said Malaysia’s recent inclusion in a United States’ currency manipulators’ watchlist is a subtle American way to discourage trade with China and boost US ...
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The big three are all female. Apple's AI is called Siri, a Scandinavian female name. Amazon's s called Alexa. Google's may not have a name, but it's voice certainly is feminine.
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BERLIN, May 31 — The United States may no longer share sensitive security information with nations that install next-generation networks, like those made by China’s Huawei , that it regards as ins...
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SINGAPORE, May 31 — Singapore came out tops in two global rankings this week, emerging as No 1 in business competitiveness and the best place for children.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 ― Malaysia’s inclusion in United States Department of the Treasury Monitoring List along with other major trading economies only highlights its global economic strength, the M...
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Will China – US trade war affect the economies of other countries?