• Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 5:07 PM

    Scots should be careful what they wish for

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    If the Scots do vote to astonish the world and break up the United Kingdom, it won't be because they've weighed the choice intelligently. In a case like this, you should be careful what you wish for.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 4:19 PM

    Google to launch first Android One phone

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    Google Inc will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees (RM336) to capture the low-cost segment of the world’s fastest growing smartphone market. The Mountain View-Based company tied …

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 3:55 PM

    KL shares lower at mid-afternoon

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    The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) remained in the negative territory at mid-afternoon today dampened by losses in index-linked heavyweights

  • Singapore & World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 3:40 PM

    Jetstar extends codeshare routes in tie-up with Emirates

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    Emirates and Jetstar have announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region, providing more choices to the former's customers.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 3:27 PM

    Tesco seeks ingredient to be Brit’s best-loved grocer again

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    Standing with bags of groceries outside discount store Lidl in Thetford, eastern England, Jodie McGloughlin explains simply why she turned her back on Britain’s biggest retailer – its high prices. “With Tesco.. all them pounds add up,” the 22-year-old mum …

  • Corporate & Economy  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 3:22 PM

    Gov’t has yet to decide on imposing GST on petrol

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    Whether or not the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be imposed on petroleum products will very much depend on how much savings can be derived from the subsidy rationalisation programme.

  • Enterprise & Finance  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 3:01 PM

    SME bank and CGC to offer RM30 mil in loans to SMEs

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    SME Bank today signed a Portfolio Guarantee (PG) agreement with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to offer RM30 million in financing to viable small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  • Finance & World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:59 PM

    US banks to face shift in capital rules

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    US regulators trying to force banks to maintain enough capital to survive a severe economic shock have signaled a shift in the tools they’re using to achieve that goal. For months, banks have expected the overriding mandate from regulators to …

  • Featured and Exclusive & World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:56 PM

    Alibaba to plan boosting IPO amid heavy investor interest

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    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to boost the price of its initial public offering amid strong investor demand

  • Corporate  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:46 PM

    Qatar Airways’ Phuket flights will be de-linked from KL

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    Qatar Airways, which currently serves the Doha-Phuket route daily, via a linked service through Kuala Lumpur, will boost services to Thailand with the introduction of non-stop flights to Phuket effective Oct 26. In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al …

  • OTHERS  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:45 PM

    IPPs: Let’s have bids and transparency, too

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    The power sector’s independent power producers, brought into the industry by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, are slowly dying out based on what has happened over the past few years. But this should not be the death of competitive bidding as well, because at the end of the day the point of the process is transparency.

  • Launches & Property  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:42 PM

    LBS Bina eyes Kuantan as next property hotspot

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    Property developer LBS Bina Group Berhad is confident that its maiden project in Kuantan, Sinaran Mahkota is set to become an investment hotspot for local investors and businesses.

  • World Biz  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:25 PM

    JPMorgan hired by Saudi’s Savola for Americana bid

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    Savola Group, a Saudi Arabian food producer, hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to advise on a potential bid for the operator of KFC restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. …

  • Corporate  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    M’sia, China sign MoU on sister port

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    Malaysia and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to establish a sister port relationship between both countries. The agreement is aimed at extending the collaboration on ports in the sister parks — Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) and …

  • Singapore  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 2:06 PM

    S’pore unemployment rate stays low

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    The unemployment rate in Singapore remained low and stable amid the tight labour market, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). In a statement on the labour market in the first half of 2014, MOM said the seasonally-adjusted citizen unemployment …

  • Corporate  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 1:56 PM

    Tambun Indah unit to buy RM150 mil land in Penang

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    Tambun Indah Land Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Palmington Sdn Bhd, has proposed to acquire 27 parcels of freehold land in Penang worth RM150 million from TPPT Sdn Bhd. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, Tambun Indah said the purchase of the …

  • Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 1:19 PM

    KL shares marginally lower at mid-day

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    The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended the morning session 8.73 points or 0.47% easier at 1,846.91, dragged down by losses in oil and gas as well as tobacco-related blue chips.

  • Commodities  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 1:12 PM

    KLTM closes unchanged at US$21,100 a tonne

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    The Kuala Lumpur Tin Market (KLTM) closed unchanged today at US$21,100 a tonne despite the rise of the metal's price on the London Metal Exchange (LME), a dealer said.

  • Opinion  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 1:07 PM

    Inside my iPhone purgatory

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    Like bazillions of other mobile fanatics, I had carefully positioned myself to be ready when Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were set to go on pre-sale. I overslept.

  • Corporate & Economy  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 12:17 PM

    PM says GST will help secure the country’s future

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    The Prime Minister said Malaysia needs a more effective and equitable tax system that would help the country to secure its future.