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San Francisco: American technology companies have resumed selling certain products to Huawei Technologies Co after concluding there are legal ways to work with the Chinese telecom giant in spite of its inclusion on a Trump Administration blacklist.
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SEOUL, June 26 — South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed an US$8.3 billion (RM34.4 billion) economic cooperation pact today during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visit to Seoul, as the oil-r...
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On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (photo, above) slammed President Donald Trump’s posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall yesterday.
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SAN FRANCISCO: American technology companies have resumed selling certain products to Huawei Technologies Co. after concluding there are legal ways to work with the Chinese telecom giant in spite of its inclusion on a Trump Administration blacklist.
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US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked “anything American,” in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh US sanctions on Tehran as “m...
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NEW YORK, June 26 — Gold soared to an almost six-year high yesterday on escalating US-Iran tensions, while equity markets slid on disappointing economic data and uncertainty on whether the Federal R...
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NEW YORK: Wall Street stock indexes fell on Tuesday, led by a sharp selloff in technology shares, as simmering trade concerns and disappointing economic data sent buyers to the sidelines, while the Federal Reserve chairman pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
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WASHINGTON, June 23 — US President Donald Trump said today on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ news program that he has the power to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but has not threatened ...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from US President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content, North Korea’s state-run news agency KCNA said.
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The White House on Saturday outlined a US$50 billion (RM208 billion) Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab state economies,...
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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the ...
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NEW YORK: Wall Street edged lower on Friday, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's decision to defer a speech on China policy increased optimism on upcoming trade talks between Washington and Beijing, while tensions between the United States and Iran undercut sentiment. The S&P 500 briefly hit a record high.
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US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned US drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signalled he was open to ta...
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NEW YORK, June 22 — Wall Street edged lower yesterday, as US Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to defer a speech on China policy increased optimism on upcoming trade talks between Washington an...
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Come July, the US’ Trump administration’s new tariffs against China will go into effect, and all electronic goods coming from the country will be slapped with a new tariff.
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US President Donald Trump played down Iran’s downing of a US military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and “it would have made a big difference” to him ...
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FRANKFURT, June 20 — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining whether Deutsche Bank complied with laws meant to stop money laundering, a person with knowledge of the matter said today.
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ON WEDNESDAY, as most investors expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for now, but said the case for cuts later in the year is stronger than before. That judgment looks reasonable, all things considered.
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NEW YORK, June 19 — US President Donald Trump says China pays the tariffs he has imposed on US$250 billion (RM1.04 trillion) of Chinese exports to the United States.
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President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who...
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WASHINGTON, June 19 — With no letup in pressure from the White House, the Federal Reserve today is set to make its latest policy announcement that markets expect could mark a critical shift in direc...
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WASHINGTON, June 19 — US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping said yesterday they plan to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, raising hopes for a truce in an increasingly d...
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, June 19 — European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said yesterday that the institution “doesn’t target the exchange rate”, shrugging off an allegation of currency manipulati...
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — Under intense scrutiny from the White House, the US central bank opened its two-day policy meeting today to decide the course of interest rates.
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s top trade envoy will be in the congressional hot seat for two days this week, giving lawmakers the chance to grill him about the prospects for a deal with China, as well as various punitive measures threatened by his boss.
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Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat f...
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White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, a fierce loyalist of President Donald Trump who channelled his combativeness toward the news media, will leave her job at month’s end for a possible political ...
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — US President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good o...
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged US President Donald Trump in a letter yesterday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt Am...
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WASHINGTON: Meanwhile Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt American businesses and consumers.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — The ringgit declined against the US dollar on Thursday morning as investors anticipate the resumptions of a trade war between the US and China, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit declined against the US dollar on Thursday morning as investors anticipate the resumptions of a trade war between the US and China, a dealer said.
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The ringgit declined against the US dollar this morning as investors anticipate the resumption of the trade war between the US and China, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): The ringgit declined against the US dollar on Thursday morning as investors anticipate the resumptions of a trade war between the US and China, a dealer said.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI finished 0.46 point or 0.03% lower today at 1,650.74 amid persisting US-China trade war concerns and as mass protests in Hong Kong dented markets.
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LONDON, June 12 — World share markets snapped a seven-day winning streak today as the White House took a tough line on trade talks with China, while an impending reading on US inflation was set to r...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets were in a defensive crouch on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on trade talks with China, while a looming reading on U.S. inflation could scramble the odds for an early cut in interest rates there.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI was down 0.33% at the midday break today, tracking wary regional markets.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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US President Donald Trump took a public stance against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying it would not happen on his watch and possibly taking away ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI pared some of its losses at mid-morning today but remained lacklustre in line with the cautious regional markets.
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, June 12 — US President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetical...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips extended their decline for the second day as key Asian markets were cautious about the rising US-China trade war tensions while HPMT, which was listed on the Main Market, was the most active.
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SYDNEY, June 12 — Asian share markets got off to a cautious start today as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of econom...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — President Donald Trump said yesterday that he was holding up a trade deal with China and had no interest in moving ahead unless Beijing agrees again to four or five “major po...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted there was more to the migrant deal with Mexico announced over the weekend, even after Mexican officials unveiled new details of the agreement, and waved around a document that he said proved his point.
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WASHINGTON, June 11 ― US President Donald Trump renewed his threat yesterday to impose tariffs on Mexico as controversy erupted over what exactly is in the countries' new migration deal, which the M...
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WASHINGTON, June 11 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China's Pres...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China's President at a Group of 20 summit later this month.
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WASHINGTON, June 10 — President Donald Trump today hinted more details were to come about a migration pact the United States signed with Mexico last week, saying another portion of the deal with Mex...
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WASHINGTON: The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defence law passed last year.
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THE proposal to have an open competition for all public appointments and appointing ministerial selection committees to shortlist candidates and conduct interviews has strong merits (“Reforming the ...
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WASHINGTON, June 10 — The Trump administration’s acting budget chief is asking for a delay in restrictions against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, according to a letter to Vice President Mike...
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration's acting budget chief is asking for a delay in restrictions against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, according to a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and nine members of Congress.
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TEHRAN, June 8 — Iran is keeping up oil sales through “unconventional” means to circumvent US sanctions, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said in an interview published today.
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WASHINGTON, June 7 — The United States intends to apply punitive tariffs on imports from Mexico on Monday despite progress in talks on stemming migration, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said ...
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WASHINGTON, June 7 — More than a dozen car manufacturers, including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen have officially asked US President Donald Trump not to relax emission limits, t...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.
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SYDNEY, June 7 ― Asian share markets dithered today as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the US-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a US jobs report that could sway the course...
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.
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NEW YORK, June 7 ― Major world stock indexes and oil prices jumped yesterday as investor optimism grew following a report that the United States is considering a delay in imposing tariffs on Mexican...
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WASHINGTON, June 6 — Mexican and US officials are set to resume talks in Washington today aimed at heading off punitive tariffs on Mexican goods as President Donald Trump called for Mexico to take m...
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WASHINGTON, June 6 — Mexican and US officials are set to resume talks in Washington today aimed at averting an imposition of tariffs on Mexican goods, with President Donald Trump saying “not enoug...
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NEW YORK, June 6 — Wall Street’s major indexes rose yesterday as investors bet on a Federal Reserve interest rate cut after weak private sector jobs data and hopes grew that the United States and ...
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WASHINGTON, June 5 — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said today a US plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods may not have to take effect, offering a glimmer of hope for Mexico and American b...
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LONDON, June 4 — President Donald Trump today said he would probably order new tariffs on all Mexican goods imported to the United States next week despite a diplomatic push to avoid the levies, ci...
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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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NEW YORK: A flight to safe-haven assets pushed U.S. Treasury yields to their lowest since September 2017 on Monday, while gold prices jumped more than 1%.
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IF you measure the strength of the euro zone economies using hard data like quarterly gross domestic product reports, things look pretty decent. But soft data is painting a gloomier picture.
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HONIARA (Solomon Islands), June 3 — Australia’s prime minister today played down suggestions of a trade spat with the United States, which is reportedly considering tariffs on aluminium exports fr...
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended US President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on all goods from Mexico over concerns of illegal immigration, despite wide-rangin...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump downplayed the chance he would impose tariffs on Australia, a top U.S. ally, after the New York Times reported his administration considered doing so last week.
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BEIJING: The US bears the full responsibility for the collapse of trade talks, according to China’s government, adding that any further discussions need to be based on sincerity, mutual respect and equality.
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WASHINGTON, May 31 — Donald Trump yesterday kick-started the process of ratifying the new North American trade pact, but the US president put the accord at risk by announcing tariffs on Mexico over ...
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US President Donald Trump, incensed by a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting at 5 percent and ratcheti...
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Washington, May 31 — Washington will impose a five per cent tariff on all goods from Mexico starting June 10, a measure that will last until “illegal migrants” stop coming through the country in...
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TOKYO, May 31 — Tokyo stocks opened lower today, after US President Donald Trump announced a five per cent tariff on all goods from Mexico, with shares in automakers that have Mexico plants dropping...
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WASHINGTON, May 30 — President Donald Trump repeated his claim today that China is suffering most in the trade conflict with the United States, saying the punitive tariffs are having a “devastatin...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States was doing well in trade talks with China and that Beijing wanted to make a deal with Washington.
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US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning t...
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TOKYO, May 26 — US President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders yesterday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on tra...
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US President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over US$8 billion worth of weapons to Sa...
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The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defences against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards ...
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NEW YORK: Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors.
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NEW YORK, May 25 ― Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher yesterday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from US President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with C...
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The evolution of artificial intelligence is driving advances in technology but raising questions over ethics, the head of the OECD said, as more than 40 nations backed a set of principles meant to improve transparency around AI.
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WASHINGTON, May 24 — President Donald Trump said yesterday US complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a US-China trade deal, while at the same time ca...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous."
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U.S. US$16 bil farm aid program to help expand markets — USDA's Perdue Source: Reuters WASHINGTON (May 23): U.S. President Donald Trump's US$16 billion aid program will help American farmers hurt by...
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TOKYO, May 23 ― Japan's Panasonic today said it was halting business with Huawei, joining a growing list of firms distancing themselves from the Chinese telecoms giant after a US ban over security c...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): The FBM KLCI opened down today before extending losses after US shares fell overnight on Wednesday amid renewed US-China trade war concerns.
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President Donald Trump abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers yesterday on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is eng...
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NEW YORK, May 23 ― Global equity markets slid yesterday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc amid renewed worries over the US-China trade standoff after reports the ...
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NEW YORK, May 22 ― Wall Street's major indexes dipped yesterday as inflamed trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.
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NEW YORK: Wall Street's major indexes dipped on Wednesday as inflamed trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.
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TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei edged up on Wednesday morning as technology shares rose tracking their U.S. counterparts, while the country's better-than-expected machinery orders aided sentiment.
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NEW YORK, May 22 — The US administration is considering limits to Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision’s ability to buy US technology, the New York Times reported yesterday, deepening worries...
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WASHINGTON, May 21 — Adidas, Nike and PUMA today urged President US Donald Trump to prevent the shoe industry from falling victim to the trade war with China, saying new tariffs could be “catastro...