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HONG KONG, Aug 20 — Most Asian markets rose today on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures around the world, while investors were also cheered by further signs of easin...
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SYDNEY, Aug 20 ― BHP, the world's biggest miner, more than doubled its annual net profit today on the back of higher iron ore prices and a rebound from significant setbacks the previous year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20): The FBM KLCI posted modest gains, tracking regional markets, lifted by select index-linked chips including Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
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(Aug 20): Asian stocks were set for modest gains on Tuesday after some signs of progress on trade negotiations and speculation of government stimulus to shore up economic growth.
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SYDNEY, Aug 16 — Asian shares were heading for weekly losses today as conflicting messages on the Sino-US trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central ban...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares were heading for weekly losses on Friday as conflicting messages on the Sino-U.S. trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central bank sti...
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SYDNEY: Malindo Air has launched its new route to Sydney, making it the airline’s fifth destination Down Under.
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TAIPING: The remains of Malaysian student Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, believed to have died after falling from the 23rd floor of his apartment in Sydney, Australia, were laid to rest yesterday.
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SYDNEY, Aug 15 — Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, believed to have died after falling from the 23rd floor of his apartment in Sydney, Australia, was laid to rest yesterday.
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HONG KONG, Aug 15 — Asian markets sank today after the Dow suffered its worst day of the year as fears of a global recession mounted with investors fleeing equities.
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SYDNEY: Australia is pushing back against calls from Pacific Island leaders to ditch its commitment to coal mining to help combat climate change, saying its neighbours need to respect the country’s reliance on the industry.
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Three men who helped restrain a knife-wielding man who went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney on Tuesday said they would do it all again.
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A woman was taken to hospital after she was stabbed in downtown Sydney in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack by a man who has been taken into custody, police said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Group Research expects Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to slow down and to likely fall into 'technical recession', ie two quarters of negative growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Research expects Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be stronger in 2Q2019. In a note today, AmBank group chief economist Dr Anthony Dass said Malaysia’...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Group Research expects Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to slow down and to likely fall into 'technical recession', ie two quarters of negative growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Research expects Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be stronger in 2Q2019. In a note today, AmBank group chief economist Dr Anthony Dass said Malaysia’...
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(Aug 13): Asian stocks looked set to follow their U.S. counterparts lower as political unrest in Hong Kong and Argentina added to trade concerns and fueled a rally in global bonds.
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HONG KONG, Aug 12 — Asian markets were mixed today as investors are gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s planned ...
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SYDNEY: The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen on Monday as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute looked set to drag on with no settlement in sight, while holidays in Japan and Singapor...
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Gains by Chinese equities and the yuan's stronger-than-expected daily fixing helped lift a broad gauge of Asian shares above water on Monday, but firm gold prices underscored investor worries over risks from a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war.
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Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. shares headed for a decade low in Hong Kong trading after Chinese authorities hit out at the airline because its employees joined anti-Beijing protests.
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SYDNEY, Aug 12 — The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen today as the Sino-US trade dispute looked set to drag on with no settlement in sight, while holidays in Japan and Sin...
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PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysian women were jailed after pleading guilty to possessing over A$1.34mil (RM3.82mil) in cash derived from crime.
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PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysian women who were caught with A$1.34 million (RM3.82 million) in cash, described in court as proceeds from organised crime, have been sentenced to more than three years in ja...
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HONG KONG, Aug 9 — Asian markets largely reversed early gains today from a bargain-hunting push as investors remained cautious over the intensifying US-China trade war.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The FBM KLCI drifted lower in early trade this morning, weighed by select index-linked blue chips.
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HONG KONG, Aug 8 — Asian markets rose today on bargain-hunting by investors following a week of heavy losses due to anxiety over the deepening US-China trade war.
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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - The remains of a Malaysian student who died in Sydney, Australia, are expected to be flown back next week.
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SYDNEY, Aug 8 — Asian shares braced for more volatility today as eye-catching easings by central banks stoked fears of global recession, driving US yields to near-record lows and lifting gold past U...
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Canadian police said on Wednesday they found two bodies that they believe are of the fugitive teenage boys charged with killing a university lecturer and suspected in the murders of two tourists in Br...
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PUTRAJAYA: The body of Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar (pix), a Malaysian student who died after he was believed to have fallen from his apartment in Sydney, Australia, is expected to be brought home next wee...
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PUTRAJAYA: The body of Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, a Malaysian student who died after he was believed to have fallen from his apartment in Sydney, is expected to be brought home next week.
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The body of Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, a Malaysian student who died after he was believed to have fallen from his apartment in Sydney, is expected to be brought home next week.
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TAIPING: The family of Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar (pix), a Malaysian student who died at his apartment in Sydney, Australia, has accepted his death as fated.
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The family of Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar (above), the Malaysian student who died at his apartment in Sydney, Australia, has accepted his death as fated.
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TAIPING, Aug 7 — The family of Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, Malaysian student who died at his apartment in Sydney, Australia, has accepted his death as fated.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) has confirmed that one of its sponsored students, Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, died at his residence in Sydney, Australia yesterday morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has confirmed that one of its sponsored students, Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, died at his residence in Sydney, Australia yesterday morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) has confirmed that one of its sponsored students, Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, died at his residence in Sydney, Australia this morning.
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Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has confirmed that one of its sponsored students, Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, died at his residence in Sydney, Australia yesterday morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) has confirmed that one of its sponsored students, Amirul Ashraff Md Azhar, 22, died at his residence in Sydney, Australia yesterday morning.
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SYDNEY, Aug 6 — Australia’s central bank today backed away from a third consecutive interest rate cut, but warned of “increased uncertainty” from global trade disputes.
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SYDNEY, Aug 5 — Asian shares suffered their steepest daily drop in nine months today, as Sino-US trade friction sent the yuan slumping to a more than decade trough and stampeded investors into safe ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Swiss-Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang in Jalan Pudu here has a new owner.
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SYDNEY, Aug 5 — Asian shares extended their losses today as a sharp escalation in the Sino-US trade war kept financial markets on edge, while the Japanese yen and bonds held near recent peaks as ner...
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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favour of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, a day after the United States withdrew from a la...
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SYDNEY (Aug 2): Lynas welcomes comments made by the Malaysian Prime Minister during a press conference indicating that the export of WLP residue will no longer be a condition of renewal of Lynas Malay...
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 1): Malaysia-based integrated hospitality owner and developer Cornerstone Partners Group is developing its maiden property project in Melbourne, Australia.
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 1): Malaysia-based integrated hospitality owner and developer Cornerstone Partners Group is developing its maiden property project in Melbourne, Australia.
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SYDNEY, Aug 1 ― Asian shares were set to open significantly lower today as the US Federal Reserve poured cold water on market expectations of a lengthy easing cycle after delivering a 25-basis-point...
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SYDNEY, July 30 — Australia has ordered an investigation into allegations immigration officials gave casino operator Crown Resorts preferential treatment by fast-tracking visas for Chinese gamblers,...
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SYDNEY, July 30 — The Australian stock market hit a new record high today, with its benchmark share index climbing to 6,874 points this morning.
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SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars wallowed near recent lows on Monday while bonds climbed to all-time highs on expectations interest rates will stay lower for longer in both countries as policymakers look to revive growth and inflation.
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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SYDNEY: Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Monday as markets count down to a likely cut in U.S. interest rates this week with much riding on whether or not the Federal Reserve signals yet more are in the pipeline.
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SYDNEY, July 29 — Asian shares got off to a cautious start today as markets count down to a likely cut in US interest rates this week with much riding on whether or not the Federal Reserve signals y...
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(Reuters) - Following is a list of the 10 lowest scores in a single innings in test match cricket after Ireland were bowled out for 38 in a 143-run defeat by England on Friday.
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SYDNEY: Australia’s property market is seeing non-bank debt providers step in to plug a hole in funding left by big banks, whose lending is being hobbled by increased regulatory pressures and higher capital requirements.
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Australia said it would establish the world’s first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the US technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers.
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SYDNEY: Google and Facebook Inc. are facing a regulatory crackdown in Australia after an inquiry highlighted concerns about their market power and impact on the media industry, adding to a barrage of global action against the technology giants.
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SYDNEY, July 26 ― Australia's competition watchdog today recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a s...
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SYDNEY: Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd has announced plans to dismantle its shrinking financing unit, Capital and Asset Finance (CAF), once a key driver of profitability, as it confirmed guidance for a slightly lower profit in 2020.
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SYDNEY, July 25 ― Asian shares were cautious today, shrugging off a tech-fuelled rally on Wall Street while the euro hovered near two-month lows as soft economic data bolstered expectations of rate ...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares were cautious on Thursday, shrugging off a tech-fuelled rally on Wall Street while the euro hovered near two-month lows as soft economic data bolstered expectations of rate cuts in Europe.
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2019's QuakeCon expo is putting a special focus on Doom, the influential video game that is celebrating its 25-year anniversary, with Doom Eternal due later in the year.
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SYDNEY: KKR & Co said it is buying Campbell Soup Co’s Australian snacks unit Arnott’s that will give it ownership of top-selling biscuit brands such as Tim Tam, in a deal local media reported was worth US$2.2bil (RM9bil).
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SYDNEY: Asian shares nudged higher on Wednesday amid hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank's coming policy meeting.
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HMLET, the Singapore headquartered co-living operator, has raised US$40 million (RM164.44 million) in a Series B round, which will allow the company to continue bridging gaps in demand for affordable,...
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Singapore-based co-living operator Hmlet has raised US$40 million in a series B round led by Burda Principal Investments.
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SYDNEY: First State Super and VicSuper said on Tuesday they have signed a binding deal to merge, creating Australia's second-largest pension fund as regulatory pressure drives consolidation.
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HONG KONG, July 23 ― Asian markets rose today, tracking gains on Wall Street with confidence given a boost by a positive earnings season and speculation top US and Chinese negotiators will hold face...
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SYDNEY, July 22 ― The dollar drifted higher today as investors tempered their expectations for deep US interest rate cuts this month and heightened Middle East tensions supported safe-haven assets.
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SYDNEY: The dollar held recent gains on Monday as investors tempered some of their expectations for deep U.S. interest rate cuts this month and heightened Middle East tensions supported safe-haven assets.
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SYDNEY: Tumbling Australian home prices may have found solid ground amid the worst property downturn in a generation as the real estate industry experiences a revival in auction demand, data showed.
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Recently, a vlogger from Indonesia had uploaded a video about his flight experience on Garuda Indonesia from Sydney to Bali.
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HONG KONG, July 19 — Asian markets rallied today as comments from a top Federal Reserve official were pounced on by investors as indicating the central bank will unveil a deep interest rate cut at t...
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Indonesia’s national airline Garuda reportedly banned passengers and in-flight crew from taking photos and videos in-flight.
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SYDNEY, July 18 — Instagram started hiding “likes” on its platform in Australia, Brazil and several other major markets today, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism abo...
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SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank would cut interest rates again “if needed” to support employment, wages growth and inflation, having already eased twice since June to a record low of 1%.
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SYDNEY, July 17 — Asian shares drifted lower today after a lacklustre performance by Wall Street, while the US dollar got a lift from robust US retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.
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SHANGHAI, July 16 — Asian shares inched up today as traders awaited US retail sales data and more corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy, with markets remaining focu...
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SYDNEY: Australia’s ASX Ltd. is testing its systems for the trading of negative interest rate products, underscoring how markets are preparing for the potential of quantitative easing in yet another Group-of-10 nation.
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SYDNEY, July 15 — Asian shares advanced today as investors breathed a sigh of relief after encouraging Chinese data suggested the world’s second-biggest economy may be starting to stabilise thanks...
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SYDNEY, July 15 — The Australian dollar strengthened on stronger-than-expected economic data from China, which some analysts saw as signalling that moves aimed at reviving spending in the world’s ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): AmBank Group Research expects Malaysia’s manufacturing output should read above 4% in 2Q2019 and the gross domectic product (GDP) should grow faster to around 5%.
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SYDNEY, July 15 — Asian shares started the week on a softer note today after posting their first weekly decline since early June, while the dollar was on the defensive ahead of key economic data fro...
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SYDNEY, July 16 — The dollar stayed on the defensive today, pinned down by expectations of a Federal Reserve rate cut this month, as traders in Asia waited for the latest update on the health of the...
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SYDNEY: Australian wealth manager AMP Ltd.’s planned overhaul of its scandal-hit business is in tatters after the A$3.3 billion ($2.3 billion) sale of its life unit collapsed.
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PETALING JAYA: The 59 all-girl Sekolah Seri Puteri Symphonic Winds Orchestra (SPWinds) grabbed the gold at the 30th Australian International Music Festival 2019 in Sydney.
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The plane was on its way to Sydney, Australia from Vancouver when severe turbulence was encountered.
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SYDNEY, July 11 — Australian banks and retailers were thrown into chaos today by a telecoms outage that knocked out electronic payment systems and cash machines.
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HONG KONG, July 10 — Asian markets mostly rose today after two days of losses with investors focusing on congressional testimony by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell.
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SYDNEY, July 10 ― Asian shares inched ahead today while higher Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectation...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares inched ahead on Wednesday while higher Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for U.S. policy easing this month.
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Chances are you would be surprised if a company in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector was be talking about innovation and digital but LendLease is not just any AEC company.
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SYDNEY/LONDON (Bloomberg): Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic aims to go public later this year and become the world’s first listed space-tourism venture.
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Deutsche Bank laid off staff from Sydney to New York yesterday as it began to slash 18,000 jobs in a 7.4 billion euro (RM34.38 billion) “reinvention” that will lead to yet another annual loss, a p...
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FRANKFURT, July 9 ― Deutsche Bank laid off staff from Sydney to New York yesterday as it began to slash 18,000 jobs in a €7.4 billion (RM34.4 billion) “reinvention” that will lead to yet anoth...