• Finance & Singapore  |  MARCH 31, 2015 11:14 AM

    Total bank lending in S’pore falls for the month of February

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    Total bank lending in Singapore fell in February from the previous month, as a drop in loans to general commerce and financial institutions offset increases in loans to manufacturers, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 11:09 AM

    Jay Z challenges Spotify, Apple’s Beats with Tidal

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    Rapper and entreprenur Jay Z has partnered with the biggest musicians in the world to take on Spotify Ltd and Apple Inc with Tidal, an artist-owned music streaming service.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:59 AM

    Hyundai aims to market driverless car tech in 2020

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    Hyundai Motor Co on Tuesday said it aims to commercialise autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars in 2020, as the South Korean automaker plays catch-up in the increasingly competitive technology.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:53 AM

    KL shares open higher across the board

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    Share prices on Bursa Malaysia traded higher across the board on buying interest in the early session today and driven by upbeat sentiment from bullish regional bourses.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:42 AM

    Ringgit higher against US$, other major currencies

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    The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar and other major currencies on a renewed buying interest today, currency traders said.

  • Corporate & Property  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:36 AM

    Be vigilant on costs, property developers told

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    Property developers have been urged to remain vigilant in their cost measures to ensure that properties are still attractive after the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:27 AM

    McDonald’s starts table service in Germany

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    McDonald's Corp is introducing table service in Germany as it reinvents itself as a "modern, progressive burger company" under new chief executive Steve Easterbrook.

  • Corporate & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 31, 2015 9:09 AM

    KL low-cost flat dwellers can now enjoy free WiFi

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    Residents of public low-cost flats (PPR) in Kuala Lumpur can now enjoy free WiFi Internet connection, thanks to a project aimed at bridging the digital divide.

  • Commodities  |  MARCH 31, 2015 8:30 AM

    Gold drops more than 1% on strong dollar

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    Gold fell more than 1% on Monday, its biggest drop in more than three weeks, as the dollar climbed on increasing prospects that the US Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates this year.

  • Finance & Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 8:17 AM

    Euro hurt by Greece debt worries, dollar rebounds

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    The euro slumped against the dollar on Monday on worries over whether Greece would secure aid before it runs out of cash in three weeks, while the greenback gained versus other currencies on the view the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates this year.

  • Issues  |  MARCH 31, 2015 8:00 AM

    Selangor’s water limbo – will history repeat itself?

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    Selangor’s water restructuring is now in limbo again, with Selangor MB Azmin Ali deadlocked with Putrajaya. Judging by the murky history of the water saga, could we be in for another long gridlock ?

  • Commodities  |  MARCH 31, 2015 7:49 AM

    Oil down, Brent settles at US$56.29

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    Oil settled down for a second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers tried to negotiate a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme that could end Western sanctions and allow the Opec member to ship more crude into an already flooded market.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 31, 2015 7:32 AM

    Wall St rises more than 1%, rebounds from recent losses

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    US stocks climbed more than 1% on Monday, rebounding from a sharp decline last week, helped by deal activity in healthcare and a bounce in energy shares.

  • Corporate & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 30, 2015 9:52 PM

    Tenaga takeover of Integrax becomes unconditional

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    Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has now more than a 50% stake in Integrax Bhd, thus fulfilling the condition set in its revised offer to acquire all the remaining ordinary shares in the Lumut port operator at RM3.25 per share.

  • Corporate & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 30, 2015 9:42 PM

    Gov’t will ensure GST not a burden to the people, says PM

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    Najib Abdul Razak said today the government is committed to ensuring that the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not burden the people.

  • Singapore  |  MARCH 30, 2015 9:14 PM

    Amcorp, Temasek in RM5.5 bil UK development project

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    Amcorp Properties Bhd (Amprop) is set to redevelop Sampson House and Ludgate House in London into a mixed development project with a total gross development value of RM5.5 billion.

  • Corporate  |  MARCH 30, 2015 8:57 PM

    Astro 2015 pre-tax profit rises to RM720 mil

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    Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd's pre-tax profit for financial year ended Jan 31, 2015 (FY15) rose to RM720.88 million from RM569.23 million in the previous year.

  • Corporate  |  MARCH 30, 2015 8:43 PM

    ‘Allow car dealers to claim 10% sales tax on current invoices’

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    The Perodua Dealers Association has pleaded with the government to allow its members to reclaim the 10% sales tax on invoices issued prior to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 1, 2015.

  • Corporate  |  MARCH 30, 2015 8:25 PM

    Affin Holdings appoints new group CEO

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    Affin Holdings Bhd (Affin Holdings) has appointed Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Jamil as its new group chief executive officer (Group CEO) and managing director (MD)/CEO of Affin Bank Bhd (Affin Bank).

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 30, 2015 8:20 PM

    Sharp to stay in solar energy business despite losses

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    Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp said it plans to keep making solar cell products at a high-tech factory in western Japan, dismissing talk it may sell or exit the unprofitable business as it seeks backing from lenders for plans to revive the company.