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The bike sharing scene in Malaysia has died down with bike sharing startups like oBike and ofo disappearing and leaving their yellow bikes all around KL.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has inked a binding heads of agreement (HoA) with Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) for the sale and purchase of additional gas from B...
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Petronas confirms signed HoA with PetroVietnam for sale/purchase of additional gas from Malaysia to Vietnam
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first substantial foldable smartphone to be announced early this year.
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Singapore and Indonesia have traditionally dominated Southeast Asia’s startup scene.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Bursa Malaysia ended lower for a second consecutive day today, weighed down by concerns about the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, US-China’s trad...
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Singapore and Indonesia have traditionally dominated Southeast Asia’s startup scene.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The world's largest rubber glove manufacturer, Top Glove Corporation Bhd has set aside about RM100 million for land acquisition in the country, said managing director Datuk Lim Kim Meow.
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Singapore and Indonesia have traditionally dominated Southeast Asia’s startup scene.
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The Philippines’ Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has denied Go-Jek’s application for a transport network operator’s license for a second time.
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Having been given the honour to coach the national football team, Nazri Nasir could not have asked for a more difficult opponent for his debut, one that could turn his dream job into a nightmare.
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SINGAPORE — Eight years old — that’s the average age children here get their first Internet-connected device.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): The Roadmap on Asean Sustainable Capital Markets to promote Asean asset classes for sustainable investment has been endorsed by the Asean Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) that met...
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PETALING JAYA: Sultan Nazrin Shah has urged academicians of the world to learn from Southeast Asia, and not merely regard it as an object of study.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains but remained 0.38% up at the midday break, in line with the rise at most regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital research expects demand for Poh Huat Resources Holdings Bhd's furniture products to remain resilient as the group introduces more unique and differentiated products.
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MORE and more women are running businesses across the country. There are around 145,000 SMEs currently run by women in Vietnam.
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Newly minted Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor wants Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to explain the different treatment given to the two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-Nam. This is ...
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LETTER | The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is disappointed by the government’s decision to abolish the mandatory death penalty only rather than a total abolition of the death penalty...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): Based on corporate newsflow and announcements today, stocks in focus on Monday (March 18) may include: Asdion Bhd, Boustead Holdings Bhd, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): ACE Market-listed logistics company Asdion Bhd is acquiring a firm that owns the exclusive operatorship to a supply base in Tumpat, Kelantan for RM66.5 million, which is a lit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): AirAsia X Bhd chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail said Melbourne's Avalon Airport is now the long-haul budget airline's largest destination in Australia by capacity and th...
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KOTA KINABALU: Philippines rice buyers have decided to leave Sabah and Labuan out of future business in a move that could cost the state more than RM2 billion in annual trade, following court action b...
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SHAH ALAM: Vietnam will strive for the release of Doan Thi Huong, who is now the sole accused on trial for the murder of North Korean Kim Chol, after the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) rejected a letter of representation by Doan to have the murder charge dropped.
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Vietnam has repeatedly called on Malaysia for a fair trial of one of its citizens accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, the southeast Asian nation's forei...
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Vietnam has asked for the release of its national Doan Thi Huong after Indonesian Siti Aisyah charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam was released on March 11.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 14): Malaysia’s attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, and a c...
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HANOI (March 14): Vietnam has repeatedly called on Malaysia for a fair trial of one of its citizens accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, the southeast As...
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NAM DINH, Vietnam: The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming, after her Indonesian co-accuse...
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Line Thailand and Line Ventures are setting aside US$20 million to empower Thai startups through its post-accelerator program, Line ScaleUp. Through the program, Line aims to help Thailand develop it...
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Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday rejected a request from Vietnam to free Doan Thi Huong.
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Malaysia's attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam's request to free its citizen accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, and a court set April 1 for her ...
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NAM DINH, Vietnam (AFP) - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-a...
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KUALA LUMPUR/NAM DINH, Vietnam (March 14): Malaysia's attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam's request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's l...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The attorney-general today rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, with a court setting April 1 fo...
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KUALA LUMPUR(March 14): Hong Leong IB Research has maintained its "Sell" rating on QL Resources Bhd (QL) at RM6.94 with a higher target price of RM6 (from RM%.10) and said QL’s  subsidiary, Family ...
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WASHINGTON, March 14 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday he was in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insisted that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): When growth slows in China, the world’s second-largest economy, the global economy would be affected and Asian economies, including Malaysia, will be the most impacted, acco...
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Vietnam is calling on Malaysia to free Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong accused in the 2017 murder of the North Korean leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam.Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Binh, in a tele...
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SINGAPORE (March 13): Vietnam called on Malaysia on Tuesday to free a Vietnamese woman accused in the 2017 murder of the North Korean leader's half brother, a day after a Malaysian court dropped a sim...
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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Siti Aisyah, the Indonesian woman whose murder charges were dropped in Malaysia on Monday (March 11), says she has not had a good night sleep since her r...
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Vietnam called on Malaysia on Tuesday to free a Vietnamese woman accused in the 2017 murder of the North Korean leader’s half brother, a day after a Malaysian court dropped a similar charge against ...
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SINGAPORE, March 13 — Vietnam called on Malaysia yesterday to free a Vietnamese woman accused in the 2017 murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother, a day after a Malaysian court dropped a ...
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HANOI • Vietnam yesterday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused...
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HANOI (AFP): Vietnam on Tuesday (March 12) asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly released.
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HANOI: Vietnam on Tuesday (Mar 12) asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused ...
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HANOI: Vietnam today asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly...
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HANOI: Vietnam on Tuesday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader’s half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co-accused was sud...
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HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam on Tuesday (March 12) asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her Indonesian co...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): In the event of a growth slowdown in China, the world's second largest economy, the global economy would be affected and Asian economies, including Malaysia, will be the most i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the withdrawal of the murder charge against an Indonesian in the killing of North Korean Kim Jong-nam adhered to the rule of law.
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WASHINGTON, March 12 — The White House said yesterday it was “absurd” to suggest that President Donald Trump was an unreliable negotiator as China reportedly balks at a summit with President Xi ...
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Advertisement Supported by By Sharon Tan and Richard C. Paddock SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — An Indonesian woman who was on trial in the 2017 airport killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of ...
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SOUTHEAST Asian e-commerce company Lazada is boosting its cross-border operations for international brands and merchants to expand their reach to consumers, as the platform's cross-border sales quadru...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Local tech startup SalesCandy International Sdn Bhd aims to triple its revenue in 2019 through aggressive expansion throughout Southeast Asia.
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KOTA KINABALU: A trade group has warned that Sabah is at the risk of losing RM2 billion in cross-border trade due to the mismanagement of a rice transhipment from Vietnam.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s decision on whether or not to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) must take into account how foreign investors will view...
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The world is waiting for confirmation of a new Trump-Xi date, one that is hoped to result in a deal to end the year-long US-China trade war.
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MARCH 11 — This year's International Women’s Day theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” puts emphasis on the need to look at gender equality as a means to progress.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Malaysia’s decision on whether or not to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) must take into account how foreign inves...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said here today the level of trade liberalisation under the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partners...
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SHAH ALAM: The murder charge against an Indonesian suspect in the killing of North Korean Kim Jong-nam has been withdrawn.
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Advertisement Supported by By Sharon Tan and Richard C. Paddock KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An Indonesian woman who was on trial in the 2017 airport killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother ...
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PETALING JAYA: Two Singaporeans were among 52 people nabbed when police raided a nightclub along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur early Sunday (March 10) morning.
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Most people think the alternative to capitalism or the neoliberal order is communism.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): Despite the challenging environment, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, the country’s second largest lender by assets, has set some ambitious targets to be achieved over the next five ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 ― Despite being ranked the fifth safest country out of 14 nations in the Asia Pacific region by the 2018 Global Peace Index, a separate study has found that Malaysia still lags...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): ASEAN as a regional grouping would certainly continue to grow, while at the same time there is a need to focus on connectivity and efforts to remove non-tariff barriers to trad...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): The Government is imposing anti-dumping duties up to 16.13% against certain flat-rolled steel products imported from China and Vietnam starting today after completing an invest...
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Private equity firm from Malaysia OSK Ventures has announced the Series A1 investment it has made into Singapore’s fintech TurnKey Lender.
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BANGKOK (March 7): As more Asian nations consider laws to promote social enterprises, analysts on Thursday warned that legislation could hold back, not help the growing number of ethical businesses.
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BANGKOK, March 7 — As more Asian nations consider laws to promote social enterprises, analysts today warned that legislation could hold back, not help the growing number of ethical businesses.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 7): PPB Group Bhd, which has planned an RM831 million capital and other commitments for the group's further expansion over the next four years, said it has begun talks with relevan...
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ONE of Japan’s largest affiliate service network, Accesstrade is set to change the marketing landscape in Malaysia as it expands its presence in Southeast Asia.
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BOGOTA, March 6 — Colombia's coffee may be known as the best in the world, but that doesn't mean the South American country can ask top dollar for it.
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TUMPAT: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) today sunk four Vietnamese fishing boats in the waters off Tumpat here.
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SINGAPORE: Vietnam and Singapore shares led gains in Southeast Asia on Monday, lifted by growing signs that the US and China are close to striking a trade deal that could end a long-drawn tariff row.
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Go-Jek is forming a joint venture with Indonesian conglomerate Astra International in a deal that will see its existing investor pump a further US$100 million into the ride-hailing giant.
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CYBERJAYA, March 4 — Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today stressed that the government will not waver from its pledge to protect public data and information, after a news re...
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Dear readers, There’s a lot of superficial coverage of public-listed tech companies out there, singing the same tune.
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Subaru Corporation (Subaru) has announced a recall involving the Forester (from 2014-2016), 4-door WRX (2011-2014), Impreza (2008-2016) and Subaru XV (2012-2017).
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UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) and OctoRocket.asia (OctoRocket), a business to business e-commerce platform, announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable small businesses ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — Foreign investors have been net sellers for a third week in a row, with net sales of RM290.6 million between Monday and Thursday this week compared with the previous week’s...
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LETTER | Last year, 25,832,354 foreigners visited Malaysia, a minuscule drop of 0.4 percent, while Singapore registered 18,506,619 tourists, a healthy increase of 6.21 percent.
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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint l...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Asean-China bilateral trade target of US$1 trillion is possibly achievable by 2025, said the China-Asean Business Association (Caba).
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Subaru has announced a recall for a number of 2014-2016 model year Forester, 2011-2014 WRX (four-door), 2008-2016 Impreza and 2012-2017 Subaru XV vehicle models over a potential issue concerning the b...
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Security remained tight in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday a day after a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed over sanctions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): IHS Markit's Nikkei Asean Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.6 in February 2019 from 49.7 in the preceding month, as manufacturers saw a further fall in ...
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North Korea proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for the lifting of all UN sanctions except those directly targeting their weapons of mass destruction programs, a senior U...
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KUANTAN: Police have arrested a local businessman in connection with the missing diamond and ruby ring worth RM2.89mil from a jewellery outlet in Genting Highlands on Sunday.
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NEW YORK, March 1 — Wall Street’s main indexes fell slightly yesterday as support from better-than-feared US GDP data was countered by concerns about earnings and US-China trade relations.
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NEW YORK (Feb 28): US stocks slipped on Thursday as a US-North Korea summit ended abruptly without an agreement, with a clutch of weak earnings adding to the downbeat sentiment.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): Time Dotcom Bhd’s net profit for financial year ended Dec 31, 2018 (FY18) soared to RM288.67 million from RM175.36 million recorded in FY17. Revenue rose to RM983.43 million f...
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Traveloka, the Indonesian travel unicorn, has officially launched in Australia.
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TOKYO, Feb 28 — Asian stocks fell today as investors dialled back some of their recent optimism about a Sino-China trade deal while news that the US-North Korean summit in Hanoi was ending early rat...
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at their summit in Vietnam on Thursday, the White House said.
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KUANTAN: Police have arrested a local businessman in connection with the “missing” diamond and ruby ring, worth RM2.89 million, from a jewellery outlet in Genting Highlands last Sunday.
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ELSA, a language learning mobile app, announced that it has raised US$7 million in a series A round led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Gradient Ventures.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government is confident it can still attract foreign direct investment (FDI) amid rising competition from Asean countries.