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High energy costs trigger unrest in parts of Europe.

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MADRID Spain: High energy costs are stoking unrest in parts of Europe, with Spain deploying more than 23,000 police officers in cars and helicopters....

TM, ZTE Malaysia team up to build hybrid cloud 5G core...

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KUALA LUMPUR: To create a hybrid cloud 5G core network, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and ZTE (M) Corp Sdn Bhd have partnered. TM and...

Ukraine war imperils wheat, but farmers are in no rush to...

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Worldwide, farmers like are weighing whether to change their planting patterns and grow more wheat this spring. As the war...

Bursa Malaysia inks collaboration with UMW, Maybank to roll out centralised...

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Bursa Malaysia Bhd, UMW Corp Sdn Bhd, and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) have agreed to work together. Under a memorandum of understanding to develop...

Boris Johnson: Russian win would bring ‘age of intimidation’

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LONDON UK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a “turning point for the world.” Arguing that a victory...

Putin wants ‘unfriendly countries’ to pay rubles for gas.

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MOSCOW Russia: President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will demand that “unfriendly″ countries pay for Russian natural gas exports only in rubles from now...

War censorship exposes Putin’s leaky internet controls

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BOSTON: Long before waging war on Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin was working to make Russia’s internet a powerful tool of surveillance and social control...

China declines virus assistance from US, Taiwan

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The United States Government said China has not yet accepted the offer of assistance of Trump’s administration to combat the coronavirus. America has repeatedly offered to...

YNH Property Directors Siphon RM1 Billion into the Yu Syndicate

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YNH Property Bhd's directors are accused of siphoning over RM1 billion into the Yu Syndicate through multiple joint ventures, putting the company in a desperate financial situation. Authorities must investigate the money trail and tax ramifications of these actions.

Asia stocks edge up despite global growth worries.

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Hong Kong and China stocks helped up Asian shares despite mounting concerns about an impending economic slowdown and the speed at which the Federal...

Budget 2023 will be among the focus for the 15th parliament...

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KUALA LUMPUR: Before Budget 2023, the first topic to be debate in the Parliament session will be important. The parliment debate under Prime Minister Datuk...

Activists stage global climate protest, slam Ukraine war.

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Berlin Germany: Climate activists staged the 10th series of worldwide protests. To demand that leaders take stronger action against global warming. With some linking...

Amazon closes $8.5B deal to acquire Hollywood studio MGM.

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Amazon announced it has closed its acquisition of Hollywood studio MGM. Two days after European regulators said the deal “would not significantly reduce competition”...

S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default

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BOSTON USA: The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded its assessment of Russia’s ability to repay foreign debt. Signaling rising prospects that...

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body. Over allegations of horrific rights violations...

Bank Negara issues exposure draft on licensing and regulatory framework for...

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Following the release of the discussion paper earlier this year. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today released the exposure draft on the licensing and regulatory...

Israel’s Response to Iran’s Attack: Netanyahu Stands Firm Amidst Calls for...

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Israel, 22 April, 2024 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed Israel's sovereign right to determine its response to Iran's recent aerial assault, dismissing appeals for...

Silicon Valley Bank SVB run exposes rifts in venture capital world

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SAN FRANCISCO: The failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has exposed differences within the typically close-knit venture capital (VC) industry. With some investors blaming...

Malaysians brace for economic and social impacts of lockdown

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In Malaysia, more than 32 million people will be confined to their homes beginning March 18 as the government’s nationwide lockdown takes effect following...

Mitsubishi denies alleged use of emission defeat devices

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Japanese auto giant Mitsubishi Motors Corp defended that it had not committed fraud and used illegal defeat devices in its diesel engines. This after German...

Indonesia’s Asean presidency to focus on economic growth, says senior minister...

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Jakarta Indonesia: According to a senior economic minister, Indonesia’s leadership of Asean in 2023 will primarily be focus on fostering sustainable growth in the...

UK inflation hits a 30-year high of 6.2% as Sunak readies...

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LONDON UK: British inflation shot up faster than expected last month to hit a new 30-year high. Worsening a historic squeeze on household finances...

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Meets with President Biden in Historic...

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The Oval Office Meeting: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Meets President Biden In the historic Oval Office of The White House, UK Prime Minister Rishi...

Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail Celebrates 6-Month Milestone with 2.56 Million Passengers

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Jakarta, 22 April, 2024 JAKARTA: The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) commemorated six months of successful operation on Wednesday, announcing a remarkable milestone of transporting...

China’s new coronavirus hits global markets

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"The cost to the global economy can be quite staggering in negative GDP terms if this outbreak reaches epidemic proportions." Thus, said Stephen Innes, an...

Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment

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TAIPEI, Taiwan: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan. Marked by a $12 billion investment in his state...

RHB Bank on course to meet KPI targets

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Despite the difficult operating environment, RHB Bank Bhd is on pace to achieve the majority of its key performance indicator (KPI) targets for the...

WHO urges Asia to strengthen infection preparation as SARS-like virus spread

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The World Health Organization suggested that Asia has to step up its measures for infection prevention and control following reports of a China virus outbreak. Media...

Ukraine war drives the US, EU deal to undercut Russian energy

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BRUSSELS: With stunning speed, Russia’s war in Ukraine is driving Western Europe into the outstretched arms of the United States again. Especially apparent when...

The U.S. reinstates 352 product exclusions from China tariffs.

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WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Wednesday it has reinstated 352 expired product exclusions from U.S. "Section 301" tariffs on Chinese...

Cyberattack in Ukraine war affected thousands across Europe.

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A cyberattack targeting a satellite network used by Ukraine’s government and military agencies shortly after Russia’s invasion also knocked offline tens of thousands of...

UK regulator revokes license of Russia-backed broadcaster RT.

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LONDON UK: Britain’s communications regulator revoked the license of the state-funded Russian broadcaster RT amid concern that its coverage of the war in Ukraine...

Snowstorms hit Afghanistan, Pakistan killing 54 people

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At least 54 people were reported dead due to the severe weather that struck some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The authorities said that the death...

Uninfected passengers disembark from virus-hit ship in Japan

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Around 500 passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess who tested negative and showed no symptoms of coronavirus infection were allowed to leave on Wednesday. They were...

Thailand weeps for 29 people killed in mass shooting

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Thousands of Thais attended a vigil on Sunday for the 29 people who were shot dead by a rogue soldier over the weekend. Held at...

EU and UK hit Russia with wider sanctions that target luxury

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BRUSSELS Belgium: EU and UK hit Russia with more sanctions this time victim is Pure-bred horses, truffles, a soccer club owner, and a media...

Russian stock market, crushed by war, will partially reopen

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NEW YORK USA: Russia plans to reopen its stock market for limited trading. Nearly one month after shares plunged and the exchange was shut...

Pakistan Economic Survey 2022/23: Challenges, Growth, and Government Commitment

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The Pakistan Economic Survey 2022/23 sheds light on the challenges encountered by Pakistan's economy and the notable growth witnessed throughout the fiscal year. Discover...

Ukraine Warns of Escalation to World War III Amid Congress Aid...

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Ukraine, 22 April, 2024 As the US Congress deliberates over a long-stalled foreign aid bill, Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal issues a stark warning:...

EU slams ‘war crimes’ in Ukraine but new sanctions unlikely

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BRUSSELS Belgium: European Union countries accused the Russian armed forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine. But appeared unlikely to impose new sanctions on...

Volcano eruption won’t hit Philippines GDP, says Economist

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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippines said that the economic impact of Taal Volcano’s eruption does not pose a significant slowdown...

US forces returning to Philippines to counter China threats

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More than 30 years after the closure of its sizable bases there, the US has been taking steps to rebuild its military power in...

Crude oil prices stay muted in 1H amid altered oil flows...

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Dated Brent prices are expected to remain relatively flat in the first half of 2023. On ample inventories despite persistent supply risks. With an...

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific flags up to US$893.77 million loss in...

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HONG Kong:Despite predicting a loss of between HK$6.40 billion (US$817.18 million) and HK$7.00 billion for the fiscal year 2022, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. underlined...

Malaysia not going into recession, growth set to continue in 2023:...

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Malaysia is unlikely to enter a recession this year. According to Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, as strong domestic...

Chinese city put on lockdown as coronavirus death toll rises

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The Chinese government on January 23 ordered to put Wuhan City on lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCov). Wuhan City, which has an 11 million population, is at the center of the SARS-like virus that killed more than a dozen of Chinese citizens and has infected hundreds of people not only […]

International trade rises as commerce ministry lays out 2023 plans

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Combodia: According to Pan Sorasak, minister of commerce, “in-depth reforms in all areas,” “improved export competitiveness. ” And an increasingly favorable business and investment...

Tunku Yaacob Khyra: The Mastermind Behind KNM Group Bhd’s Vote Rigging...

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Dive into the unfolding scandal at KNM Group Bhd, where Tunku Datuk Yaacob Khyra is identified as the ringleader of a vote rigging and shareholder identity misuse scheme. This exposé reveals the depths of the fraudulent activities that have thrust the company into the spotlight of federal investigations and led to significant legal and corporate governance repercussions.

Vietnam lures US$3.1 billion in FDI in first two months of...

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In the first two months of 2023, Vietnam committed $3.1 billion in total foreign direct investment. This is a 38% decrease from the same...

Maybank introduces financing solution for EV, hybrid users

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has unveiled a groundbreaking integrated auto finance solution that addresses all facets of owning an electric vehicle (EV)...

US accuses Russia of endangering nuclear arms control treaty

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Washington, D.C. The Biden administration asserted on Tuesday that Russia’s refusal to permit the restart of on-the-ground inspections poses a threat. To the New...

Malaysia consumer sector expected to remain robust

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PETALING JAYA: The consumer sector will continue to grow well, Due to strong domestic demand and supply chain enhancements. That will make restocking operations...

EV-related stocks advance after Tesla gets approval to import electric vehicles...

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KUALA LUMPUR: Following the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (Miti) approval of Tesla’s application to import battery electric vehicles (BEVs) into Malaysia. The...

PH seismology bureau warns of volcanic tsunami if Taal’s intensity raised...

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Monday morning that the Taal volcano could bring a “volcanic tsunami” if activities escalate. ...

Ukrainian forces retake areas near Kyiv amid fear of traps.

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KYIV, Ukraine: Ukrainian troops moved cautiously to retake territory north of the country’s capital on Saturday using cables. To pull the bodies of civilians...

Philippines recorded first virus death outside China

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The first confirmed fatality outside China from the novel coronavirus has been recorded in the Philippines. According to the country’s Health Department, a 44-year old...

KLCI falls as investors take profit, ringgit at 4.4760

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On Friday, the Ringgit increased its advances and reached a three-month high. At 5 pm, the local currency was trading at 4.4760, up 0.43%...

Russia faces global outrage over bodies in Ukraine’s streets.

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BUCHA, Ukraine: Moscow faced global revulsion and accusations of war crimes. After Russian pullout from the outskirts of Kyiv revealed streets strewn with corpses...

Experts blame China for uncontrolled rise in coronavirus deaths

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The coronavirus death toll and diagnoses continue to increase daily, and experts say that this is fueled by China’s lack of control measures, suppression of...

The US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council.

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BUCHAREST, Romania: The United States plans to seek a suspension of Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body. Pointing to...

Asia’s US$350bil gas projects intensify the clean energy debate.

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SINGAPORE: Asia is pumping billions of dollars into new gas infrastructure. Making the region pivotal in a debate over the role of fossil fuels...

Council of Europe expels Russia from human rights body.

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STRASBOURG, France: The Council of Europe on Wednesday expelled Russia from the continent’s foremost human rights body in an unprecedented move over Moscow’s invasion...

President Trump boasts US’ investment boom in Ohio rally

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Speaking in front of thousands of supporters during a campaign rally held Thursday night in Toledo, Ohio, US President Donald Trump shared that his...

Filipinos raise concerns over ‘enhanced community quarantine’ amid coronavirus

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte intensified the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak by placing the entire Luzon island under “enhanced community quarantine” effective...

Vietnam Tycoon Truong My Lan Sentenced to Death in $12.5bn Fraud...

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Vietnam, 22 April, 2024 Vietnam's judiciary has delivered a severe verdict in the country's largest financial fraud case, sentencing property tycoon Truong My Lan...

Industrial Shares Show Strength in Broadening Stock Market Rally | Stay...

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Industrial Shares Show Strength in Broadening Stock Market Rally Industrial shares are exhibiting remarkable strength, signaling a broadening stock market rally that is capturing analysts'...

IBM partners with new chipmaker Rapidus to make up lost ground

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TOKYO: IBM Corp. claims that it is collaborating with Rapidus a recently established chipmaker sponsored by the Japanese government. To assist it to produce...

Explosive Scandal Engulfs YNH: Directors’ Unethical Profiteering and Mammoth Debt Cover-Up...

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An explosive scandal hits YNH as damning evidence exposes directors for profiteering and a debt cover-up. Unearthed details shed light on the misuse of company funds, dubious transactions, and the concealment of a colossal debt amounting to RM 239.5 million, which has led to massive losses

Russian strikes hit western Ukraine as offensive widens

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LVIV, Ukraine: Russia widened its military offensive in Ukraine on Friday, striking airfields in the west and an industrial city in the east. A...

Boustead Plantations expects continued volatility in palm oil prices

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KUALA LUMPUR: Boustead Plantations Bhd stated that due to high stock levels in Malaysia and Indonesia, palm oil prices are projected to be highly...

Europe agrees to ban Russian coal but struggles with oil, gas

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The European Union nations have agreed to ban Russian coal the first sanctions on the vital energy industry over the war in Ukraine. But...

PETRONAS inks MoU with Philippines’ Phoenix Petroleum

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KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS) and Phoenix Petroleum have agreed and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). To develop a collaboration in downstream...

Ukraine accuses Russia of the massacre, a city strewn with bodies.

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BUCHA, Ukraine: Bodies with bound hands, close-range gunshot wounds, and signs of torture lay scattered in a city on the outskirts of Kyiv. After...

Malaysia’s total trade up 8.6% to RM236bil in December 2022

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Malaysia’s total trade for December 2022 amounted to RM236.0 billion. An increase of 8.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y). With exports rising 6.0 per cent...

New coronavirus surpasses SARS death toll; experts reiterate prevention tips

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At least 1,016 people in mainland China were reportedly killed by the novel coronavirus as of February 11. The figures clearly show that nCov...

Malaysia’s palm oil stocks slide 6.56% in Feb

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Palm Oil Board reported that the country’s overall palm oil stockpiles decreased by 6.56% to 2.11 million tonnes in February...

Russian airstrike hits base in western Ukraine kills 35 several injured.

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LVIV, Ukraine:  Ukrainian authorities said Russian missiles pounded a military training base near Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people. The...

Rapid Synergy Director Accused of Fraudulent Misrepresentation

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Allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation against Rapid Synergy Bhd's Yu Kuan Chon and Yu Kuan Huat raise concerns over compliance with regulations protecting minority shareholders and fair trading practices in Malaysia.

White House: Biden will travel to Europe for Ukraine talks.

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WASHINGTON USA: — President Joe Biden will travel to Europe next week for face-to-face talks with European leaders about the Russian invasion of Ukraine,...

Manipulative and False trading activities Exposed at YNH Property and Rapid...

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Market manipulation and false trading activities in YNH Property and Rapid Synergy revealed, with three Malaysian Market Makers sanctioned and fined by Bursa Malaysia.

US banks warn of recession amid rising inflation

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According to CEOs, the largest US banks are preparing for a poorer economy next year as inflation threatens consumer demand. Jamie Dimon, the chief executive...

Bursa Malaysia announces 21 additions to F4GBM index constituents

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KUALA LUMPUR: The FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index and the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Shariah (F4GBMS) Index now has 98 constituents overall. After 21 fresh...

Philippines declares health emergency, cancels public events amid coronavirus

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a “state of public health emergency” on Monday as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) started spreading in the country’s...

Global semiconductor equipment sales to hit record US$108.5bil this year

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PETALING JAYA: The Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Industry, based in the US. Predicts that global sales of all semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers...

Asia stocks extend losses as Ukraine war, China’s Covid-19 surge hit...

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SYDNEY: Asian stocks were in the red on Tuesday as surging COVID-19 cases in China hit the confidence of investors. Who is already worried...

China accepts help from int’l experts as coronavirus worsens

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The Chinese Government has finally agreed to receive assistance from the World Health Organization to combat the coronavirus that killed at least 900 people...

EU officials visit Kyiv as Russia strikes civilian target

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KYIV, Ukraine: Leading representatives of the European Union arrived in Kyiv. For talks with Ukrainian authorities as rescue workers combed through the debris of...

New China-Laos-Thailand train builds efficiency for China and Asean trade

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BEIJING: The China-Laos Railway’s extension, the round-trip China-Laos-Thailand train, was successfully launched. Trade between China and Asean members is anticipated to gain new momentum...

Malaysia attracts RM264.6bil approved investments in 2022, 2nd largest ever recorded:...

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KUALA LUMPUR: In 2022, Malaysia will have approved RM264.6 billion worth of investments. With the services sector taking the lion’s share of the market,...

Zelenskyy evokes Holocaust as he appeals to Israel for aid.

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JERUSALEM Israel: Ukraine’s president called on Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia. Delivering an emotional appeal that compared Russia’s invasion of his...

Russians shift focus from Kyiv, scaling back goals in war?

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WASHINGTON USA: Russian forces in Ukraine seem to have shifted their focus from a ground offensive aimed at Kyiv the capital. Instead, prioritize what...

Another pandemic? Fears grow as China reports case of Hantavirus

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The English-language Chinese news outlet Global Times reported on Monday that a man in Yunnan, China died and tested positive for a hantavirus. This has...

Malaysia unlikely to go into recession due to economic diversification

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is not likely to slip into a recession due to the diversified structure of its economy. Which is less dependent on...

Russia’s invasion drives NATO rethink of Europe force stance.

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Brussels, Belgium: In an underground archive below NATO’s headquarters lies a key document. That sets out the vision of both NATO and Russia about...

NATO, in Arctic training drills, faces up to Putin’s ‘unpredictable’ Russia.

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BARDUFOSS, Norway: NATO must face a Russian adversary that is more unpredictable and ready to take greater risks to project power in Europe. A...

Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports and urges the EU to...

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VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania says it has cut itself off entirely from gas imports from Russia. Apparently becoming the first of the European Union’s 27...

New Russian offensive underway in Ukraine, says NATO

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KYIV: Days before the first anniversary of Moscow’s invasion heavy artillery bombardment was being directed at the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. As the...

Chile ratifies CPTPP, a big opportunity for Malaysian businesses: Tengku Zafrul

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KUALA LUMPUR: According to Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Chile's decision to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive...

Intel unveils $88B chipmaking expansion plan for Europe.

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LONDON UK: U.S. chipmaker Intel unveiled plans on Tuesday to invest up to 80 billion euros ($88 billion) across Europe. As part of an...

CIA director visits Kyiv, meets with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy

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Washington, D.C. According to a U.S. official, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and CIA Director William Burns met in Kyiv last week. This was the most recent...

European inflation soars to a record 7.5% on fuel, food costs.

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LONDON: Inflation in Europe soared to another record, according to new EU figures released in a fresh sign. That rising energy prices fueled by...

EU approves new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine war

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BRUSSELS: The European Union announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a fresh round of sanctions meant to increase the pressure on Russia...

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possible NATO membership

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HELSINKI Finland: European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages. On their way to possible NATO membership. As the Finnish government issued a...

Public and private sectors in PH join forces to send aid...

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Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all government agencies including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Department...

Hundreds Of thousands hit Pakistani streets to protest Imran Khan’s ouster

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Pakistan: Huge rallies were held in cities across the South Asian country in favor of the ex-premier and against "foreign interference." A day after...

EU to mobilise RM47bil for Asean investments

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PETALING JAYA: The European Union (EU) and its member states have announced a mobilization of €10 billion (US$10.59 billion or RM47.04 billion). As part...

ECB hawks press case for more rate hikes to fight inflation

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Two prominent hawks on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policymaking Governing Council predict that the bank will likely need to hike interest rates further....

Hope fading as deaths in Turkey, Syria earthquake surpasses 15,000

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Stretched rescue crews labored through the night in Turkey and Syria looking for signs of life. In the rubble of thousands of buildings that...

Russia-Ukraine war in the world’s ‘breadbasket’ threatens food supply.

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BARCELONA, Spain: The Russian tanks and missiles besieging Ukraine are threatening the food supply and livelihoods of people in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Who...

The US hits Russia with ‘war crimes’ sanctions, Europe following.

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WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. rolled out a new wave of financial sanctions on Wednesday against Russia. That President Joe Biden said would place a...

Refugee exodus reaches 2.8 million as Russian strikes hit west Ukraine

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KRAKOW, Poland/ISACCEA, Romania: Thousands of people crossed into eastern Europe after Russia attacked a Ukrainian base near the border with NATO-member Poland. The number of...

WHO rejects Chinese researchers’ suggestion to prolong virus incubation period

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The World Health Organization (WHO) clarified that there will be no change in its recommendation of the 14-day quarantine period for the novel coronavirus...

Germany, Japan seek economic cooperation

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During their first-ever high-ministerial government meetings, held in the midst of concerns over global supply chains and the economic repercussions of the war in...

Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station.

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MOSCOW: The head of Russia’s space program said that the future of the International Space Station hangs in the balance. After the United States,...

Retail loan growth likely to remain strong

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PETALING JAYA: Despite waning sectoral tailwinds, banking stocks are still regarded as “safe” investments. In the face of potential economic difficulties. “The banking industry can...

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to the space station for $55M each

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida USA: SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escorts to the International Space Station on Friday. For more than a...

Poland orders expulsion of 45 Russians suspected of spying.

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WARSAW, Poland: Poland ordered the expulsion of 45 Russians whom the government identified as intelligence officers. Using their diplomatic status as cover to operate...

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

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Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022: Leaders from the Asia-Pacific region demanded an end to Russia's conflict with Ukraine and committed to guiding the...

Sports world mourns sudden death of Kobe Bryant

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Athletes of different sports across the globe mourn the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. He and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday. Kobe was 41 while Gianna was 13. Media reports said that basketball courts in Denver and San Antonio were […]

Biden waiving the ethanol rule in a bid to lower gasoline...

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MENLO, Iowa USA: With inflation at a 40-year high, President Joe Biden journeyed to corn-rich Iowa on Tuesday. To announce a modest step aimed...

WHO says 99% of the world’s population breathes poor-quality air.

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GENEVA Switzerland: The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality. Calling for...

Poland-Ukraine ties seen as a target of Russian disinformation

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WARSAW, Poland: Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism,...

Wins for pro-Putin leaders buttress autocracies in Europe.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary: After two nationalist European strongmen won overwhelming victories in elections on Sunday. One of the first foreign leaders to congratulate both were...

UN chief: Don’t let Russia crisis fuel climate destruction.

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BERLIN Germany: Countries scrambling to replace Russian oil, gas, and coal supplies with any available alternative. May fuel the world’s “mutually assured destruction” through...

Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war

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ROME: According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, global prices for food commodities such as grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan protests to the U.S. about alleged...

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government handed an official protest to the U.S. embassy on Friday over what it called...

Three nations to be largest sovereign sukuk issuers

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KUALA LUMPUR: According to Moody’s Investors Service, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Turkiye will overtake Saudi Arabia. As the leading sovereign issuers in 2023–2024. Which had...

Guyana OKs Exxon’s $10B Yellowtail offshore oil project.

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana: Guyana’s government has granted permission for U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil to develop a fourth offshore oil and gas field. The company said it...

Secret intelligence has an unusually public role in the Ukraine war.

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LONDON UK: The war in Ukraine is the conflict where spies came in from the cold and took center stage. Since Russia invaded its neighbor...

New rules for companies on climate risks proposed by SEC.

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WASHINGTON USA: Companies would be required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce. And how climate risk affects their business under new rules...

South Korea chip inventory climbs the fastest in 27 years

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In January, South Korea’s semiconductor inventory increased at its quickest rate in in 27 years. Highlighting a protracted tech recession that is holding back...

Asian shares rise ahead of Fed decision on rate hike

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TOKYO Japan: Asian shares rose as investors awaited a widely anticipated decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve on interest rate policy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225...

World Bank official says war-driven oil price hikes to slash growth...

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WASHINGTON: Persistent high oil prices prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could cut a full percentage point off the growth of large oil-importing developing...

The US, EU sign data transfer deal to ease privacy concerns

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BRUSSELS: The European Union and the United States made a breakthrough in their years-long battle over the privacy of data. That flows across the...

IAEA sends staff to all Ukraine nuclear plants in safety bid

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KYIV, Ukraine: In order to lessen the chance of catastrophic mishaps while Russia’s war on Ukraine continues. The International Atomic Energy Agency has dispatched...

Biden approves $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

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WASHINGTON USA: In anticipation of a new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, President Joe Biden approved an $800 million package of military assistance. Including...

Biden Impeachment Inquiry and Demands for Financial Transparency

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August 8, 2023 As the prospect of a Biden impeachment inquiry gains traction, a parallel narrative is unfolding — a call for comprehensive financial transparency....

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

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FRANKFURT Germany: In an effort to reduce its reliance on Moscow for energy and as retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine. Europe put a...

Malaysia Banks to be held up by resilient earnings

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PETALING JAYA: As investors seek refuge in better yielding stocks amid recessionary fears, banks may notice an increase in interest. Despite the fact that financial...

Malaysian fugitive Jho Low spotted in virus-hit Wuhan

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The fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low, was recently spotted in the coronavirus-center Chinese city according to Malaysian authorities. “Previously, we did receive intelligence that he was active in Wuhan,” said Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador. Low is wanted for his huge role in a massive graft scandal, siphoning […]

National leaders say Iranian missile struck down Ukraine Int’l flight

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The Prime Ministers of Canada, United Kingdom and Australia have similarly affirmed that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed...

Eurojust Facilitates Crackdown on €645 Million Medicinal Cannabis Investment Fraud Across...

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Europe, 22 April, 2024 Eurojust has played a pivotal role in assisting national authorities throughout Europe in combating a significant fraud scheme involving counterfeit...

Malaysian economy relatively resilient in 2023, says ICAEW

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PETALING JAYA: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales forecasts a bleak start for Asian economies in 2023. But it won’t last...

How Yu Kuan Chon’s Underhanded Tactics Failed in Securities Firm Acquisitions

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Excerpt: Yu Kuan Chon's failed attempts to acquire a Malaysian securities firm using deceitful tactics and proxies reveal the potential dangers of allowing untrustworthy individuals to control securities firms, highlighting the importance of regulatory vigilance and investor caution.

Canadian Conman Patrice Runner Sentenced to 10 Years for Orchestrating $175m...

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Canada, 22 April, 2024 A Canadian conman, Patrice Runner, 57, holding citizenship with both Canada and France, has been sentenced to 10 years in...

The US doubts the new Russian war chief can end Moscow’s...

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WASHINGTON USA: Russia has tapped a new Ukraine war commander to take centralized control of the next phase of the battle. After its costly...

Oil prices climb after Opec+ keeps output cut targets, China eases...

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As a result of OPEC+ countries maintaining their output objectives in advance of a European Union ban. The start of a price restriction on...

‘No mercy’: Mariupol bombing compared to Nazi war crimes.

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MEDYKA, Poland: The president of Poland compared Russia’s attacks on Ukraine to Nazi forces during World War II. Saying that besieged Mariupol looks like...

Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

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ROME ITALY: Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels. Everlast month largely because of Russia’s war in Ukraine...

Plastic Crisis Engulfs Southeast Asia: Imported Trash Floods the Region

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Asia, 22 April, 2024 On Earth Day, observed annually on April 22 to advocate for environmental protection, the stark reality of Southeast Asia's plastic...

Police focus on van renter in Brooklyn subway shooting probe

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NEW YORK USA: A gunman wearing a gas mask set off smoke grenades and fired a barrage of bullets inside a rush-hour subway train...

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after N. Korea missile test

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SEOUL, South Korea: The United States called for tougher U.N. sanctions after North Korea said it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date....

Philippines’ credit rating gets upgrade due to “strong economy”

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American credit watcher Fitch Ratings was impressed with the “very strong” macroeconomic story of the Philippines and gave it an upgraded outlook. The Philippines is...

Massive Financial Fraud Unearthed Involving YNH Property Bhd, Rapid Synergy Bhd,...

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A recent whistleblower report submitted to the Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM) has unveiled a series of fraudulent activities involving YNH Property Bhd, Rapid Synergy Bhd, and Triple-H Autoparts Sdn Bhd. The report alleges that these companies, controlled by the same group of connected individuals, have been involved in dubious activities that systematically utilized assets owned by both YNH and RSB, amounting to over RM 300 million without appropriate disclosures or reporting.

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Financial seeks bankruptcy protection as banking turmoil...

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Days after its former subsidiary Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was taken over by US regulators. SVB Financial Group announced on Friday that it had...

Asian FX, stocks rise as strong U.S. GDP data aids risk...

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The Philippine Peso and the Malaysian Ringgit led advances among Asian currencies on Friday. As overnight data revealed the U.S. economy’s resiliency, increasing investor...

Over 300 tourists in Aklan, Philippines already sent back to Wuhan,...

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Philippine authorities said some 314 Chinese tourists in Kalibo, Aklan have been forcibly repatriated to novel coronavirus (nCov)-stricken Wuhan, China as of January 26. They are among the 500 passengers who left Wuhan and were bound for Boracay before the total lockdown was imposed by the Chinese government. Despite originally scheduled to return to China […]

Malaysia exports rise 9.8% to RM204.99bil in Feb

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KUALA LUMPUR: From the same month the year before, Malaysia’s exports increased by 11% to RM204.99 billion in February 2023. With both export and...

Biased party-line votes lead Trump’s bogus impeachment

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In a last-ditch effort, outgoing Democrat congressmen voted to embarrass the United States of America and its people with the bogus impeachment of President...

US to send $3.75B in military aid to Ukraine, its neighbors

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WASHINGTON: As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the United States will provide $3.75 billion in military supplies and other aid. To Ukraine and its...

Ukraine reports 300 dead in airstrike on Mariupol theater

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KYIV, Ukraine: About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week on a Mariupol theater that was being used as a shelter....

Biden pledges new Ukraine aid warns Russia on chemical weapons.

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BRUSSELS Belgium: President Joe Biden and Western allies pledged new sanctions and humanitarian aid. In response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine. But their...

Malaysian banks rating intact despite US bank failures – RAM Ratings

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The bankruptcy of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and two other smaller banks last week has little bearing on the ratings of Malaysian institutions,...

MBSB Bank, Prec ink pact to drive cashless business transactions among...

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PKNS Real Estate Sdn Bhd (Prec) and MBSB Bank Bhd (MBSB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together. To promote cashless...

Singapore core inflation cools while acceleration risks loom

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SINGAPORE: Core inflation in Singapore cooled slightly last month. But is expected to pick up further in the near term, setting the stage for...

Biden bans Russian oil, warns of higher prices at US pumps.

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will ban all Russian oil imports. Toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its...

Singapore bank stocks hit by Credit Suisse crisis

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SINGAPORE: Local bank stocks fell when the market started yesterday morning. Due to concerns that the crisis enveloping Switzerland’s second-largest bank and a succession...

Concerns Mount Over the Future of Palestine After Six Months of...

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Palestine, 22 April, 2024 As the conflict between Israel and Gaza enters its sixth month, the situation in Ramallah reflects a sense of helplessness...

NATO planes to be sent to Romania to eye Russian activity

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Romania’s BUCHAREST: NATO announced that it would send three surveillance aircraft to Romania the next week. The purpose is to conduct reconnaissance flights and...

‘No city anymore’: Mariupol survivors take train to safety.

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LVIV, Ukraine: The heat on the train was as thick as the anxiety. Ukrainian survivors of one of the most brutal sieges in modern...

Philippine government releases list of coronavirus-related travel bans affecting the country

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As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines continues to rise, the national government has reiterated the travel restrictions it has imposed...

Poland to end Russian oil imports; Germany warns on gas.

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WARSAW, Poland: Poland announced steps to end all Russian oil imports by year’s end. While Germany issued a warning about natural gas levels and...

EU eyes Russian officials, banks, industry for sanctions.

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BRUSSELS: As part of a fresh wave of sanctions meant to increase pressure on Moscow over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. The...

Philippines cancels flights due to Taal Volcano eruption

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Philippines’ Taal Volcano, located near its capital city Manila, erupted Sunday afternoon, forcing airline companies to cancel several flights. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) stopped...

Biden’s China ‘pivot’ complicated by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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WASHINGTON USA: President Joe Biden set out to finally complete the “pivot to Asia.” A long-sought adjustment of U.S. foreign policy to better reflect...

Power plants in areas affected by Ph’s volcano eruption continue to...

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First Gen Corp announced that it has maintained operations in its four power plants in Batangas, Philippines despite the eruption of the Taal Volcano,...

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific flags up to US$893.77 million loss in...

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HONG Kong:Despite predicting a loss of between HK$6.40 billion (US$817.18 million) and HK$7.00 billion for the fiscal year 2022, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. underlined...

China investment will boost green economy in Malaysia, says biz leader

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IPOH: According to a prominent member of the business community, increased Chinese investment will aid Malaysia in its transition to low-carbon development. According to Datuk...

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east.

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ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine: The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000. As Ukraine...

Fire and Rain: West to get more one-two extreme climate hits.

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The one-two punch of nasty wildfires followed by heavy downpours triggering flooding and mudslides will strike the U.S. West far more often in a...

Animal rescue groups save afflicted species in PH’s Volcano eruption

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Animal welfare organizations such as the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia and Guardians of the...

UN to vote on suspending Russia from the rights council.

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UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated...

Biden Urges Swift Congressional Action on Aid to Israel and Ukraine...

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US, 22 April, 2024 President Joe Biden is urging Congress to swiftly pass legislation providing aid to Israel and Ukraine following Iran's recent attack....

The U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine invasion.

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BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions on Russia. Targeting dozens of Russian defense companies. Hundreds of members of its parliament, and...

Explosive Lawsuit Targets YNH Property Directors for RM 1 Billion Embezzlement...

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Minority shareholders of YNH Property Bhd are gathering to file a representative action lawsuit against the company's directors and officers for alleged fraudulent activities and embezzlement schemes involving over RM 1 billion. This legal action highlights the importance of corporate transparency and accountability.

Security Commission Malaysia Opens Active File to Investigate Rapid Synergy Berhad’s...

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Securities Commission Malaysia has initiated an investigation into Rapid Synergy Berhad's YU Syndicate for potential breaches of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 and Rules on Take-overs, Mergers, and Compulsory Acquisitions, aiming to protect minority shareholders and the company's assets.

Trudeau reaches deal to keep his party in power till 2025

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Toronto Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Liberal Party has reached an agreement with the opposition New Democratic Party. That would keep his...

Tens of thousands protest in Berlin against the war in Ukraine

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BERLIN, March 13: Up to 30,000 men, women, and children joined an anti-war demonstration in central Berlin on Sunday, with many waving Ukrainian flags...

Germany seeks to boost renewable energy and cut Russian imports.

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BERLIN Germany: The German government unveiled a major package of reforms. To boost the production of renewable power, and meet its climate goals. And...

Missing Taiwan military official confirmed dead in helicopter crash

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Taiwan’s Air Force General Shen Yi-ming and seven other defense officials were confirmed dead after their helicopter crashed in a mountainous part of Taipei due to...

Biden, Modi to speak as US presses for a hard line...

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WILMINGTON USA: President Joe Biden is set to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he presses world leaders to take a hard...
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